Monthly Archives: June 2011

Saboteur

SABOTEUR By Sam Garfield   Just twelve minutes after taking off from Denver’s Stapelton Airfield in the early evening of November 1, 1955, a DC-6B airliner, United Airlines flight 629, exploded in the skies of northern Colorado, killing all 39 … Continue reading

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Trading Heroes

TRADING HEROES By Sam Garfield    Oct 1, 1959 (Chicago) –I have a middle-aged confession to make. There’s a little kid in me, always will be. And the little kid in me has a hobby. Maybe even an obsession. He … Continue reading

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Death Before Dying

DEATH BEFORE DYING By Sam Garfield “A murderer even serves his sentence and is let out. I got life.” –Buck Weaver Feb 5, 1956 (Chicago) –I left the Southside funeral home with mixed emotions. Walking into the cold night the … Continue reading

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Presidential Party

PRESIDENTIAL PARTY By Sam Garfield Jan 12, 1958 (Union Stock Yards)—World peace. Russian muscle. And a chorus line of Sputniks in space. Daily worries for Ike. But not last night in the Stock Yards. President Eisenhower and Mamie were the … Continue reading

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