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Old Sam Cole beats the rap

I got to know Jim Henderson when he served in the Maine Legislature. Later, he became Secretary of State and then State Archivist (if I remember correctly, Jim had a PhD in history). 898 more words

Bill Frederick

The flight of L'Oiseau Blanc

Everyone remembers Charles Lindbergh and his flight from the US to Paris in 1927, in pursuit of history as well as a $25,000 prize. Not so well remembered, however, are Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli, two French aviators who disappeared just 12 days before Lindbergh’s flight, as they tried to make the same Atlantic crossing in reverse, from Paris to New York. 1,069 more words

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Henry Kissinger in the nude

When I worked for UPI in Boston in the early 1970s, I found the Harvard Lampoon, across the Charles River in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, to be a great source of funny stories. 378 more words

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DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama today sent Congress a proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Department of Defense budget request of $585.3 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund both base budget programs and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). 1,789 more words

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Foreign Fraud Intelligence Cats Under 9 Lives . . . The Neil Keenan expose begins, and was I ever duped by the worst of the worst — all of them! ~J

I am sickened by what I have read here today. Not only Neil Keenan, but David Wilcock, Ben Fulford, and Michael Henry Dunn (who led me to believe he was a penniless, but talented person, only wanting to help Neil, and whose way I paid to Indonesia and to whom I also paid money to produce Neil’s first video), were all in on the bilking of me, Jean Haines. 3,680 more words

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Island officials deal with junk cars that litter scenic island

While we’re on the subject of islands off the Maine coast, this was a story I wrote in 1989 after seeing a small news story in the Bangor Daily News. 838 more words

Bill Frederick

Maine schoolhouse one of a kind

There are more than 3,000 islands off the coast of Maine, and many great stories originate on them. The islands are rich in history and culture, and many island families can trace their roots back many generations. 447 more words

Bill Frederick