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Weekend Series on Crime History: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Phone Call Before He Was Killed

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Secret Service Agent to Receive Lifetime of Civic Leadership Award After Harrowing Account with JFK’s Assassination

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Although Clint Hill was one of the closest witnesses to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the former Secret Service agent said he would never divulge the harrowing account publicly, especially not in a book, the Marin Independent Journal reports.

Hill, who is now 82 and lives in Tiburon, Calif., said he changed his mind after all of these years when he was assured any book he worked on would not include gossip.

After all, he had quite a compelling story to tell: As Jackie Kennedy’s guard, he is widely known for climbing into the president’s car just after the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination.

Hill, who has written two New York Times best-sellers with co-author Lisa McCubbin, is to receive a Lifetime of Civic Leadership award from the Concord-based JFK University’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership on Friday.

Their most recent book, “Five Days in November,” hit book stores in November.

“I’m glad we did (the books), because it provides information to people that is quite persuasive about what happened that day,” Hill said.

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Dallas Morning News: City Will Never Truly Get Beyond Nov. 22, 1963

Dallas Morning News
Editorial

Fifty years is a relative blip on the grand timeline, barely a rounding error between your genesis point and the end of life as we know it. Yet in human terms, 50 years is longer than many life spans, past and present.

In Dallas terms, 50 years is five decades of exploration, examination and grinding introspection about what happened, and why, on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza.

John F. Kennedy’s slaying was a seminal event in our city’s history, encapsulating too much that came before and influencing much that would follow, and here we are. We have considered it, studied it, reflected and grieved.

It’s tempting to acquiesce after all these years, to step away from the pain and sadness and horror of a president’s murder on our streets, and say, finally: “Enough. We are past that now.”

That many of us have obsessed about this single moment for so long says something. Dallas today bears little resemblance to 1963 Dallas. Divisions and demarcations, fading away by the decade, were stark. Today’s politics may have troubling elements, but they are a shallow dive compared with the dangerous extremism then.

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No Shortage of Conspiracy Theories As 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination Comes Friday

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

As the U.S. remembers the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination Friday, there is no shortage of conspiracy theories.

Depending on whom you ask, JFK was killed by the CIA, the mafia, Cuban exile groups, the FBI, southern segregationists or the Soviet Union.

The way author and attorney Craig Zirbel sees it, there are only two explanations for President John F. Kennedy’s assassination – either he was killed by a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, with no motive, or there’s a more complex theory, the Arizona Republic reports.

The Scottsdale attorney has written two books on JFK’s death: “The Texas Connection” in 1991 and “The Final Chapter on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy” in 2010.

He believes Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the assassination 50 years ago Friday.

Former FBI Agent Convinced JFK Assassination Was CIA Plot

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

William Turner isn’t just any conspiracy theorist.

An FBI agent from 1951 to 1961, Turner was working as a journalist when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. He was a trained investigator and wanted to learn more about the breakdown in security that November day in 1963, CBS 13 reports.

During his investigation, Turner believed there were two shooters and eventually would conclude that the CIA choreographed JFK’s murder.

“I believe the mafia was allied with the CIA in assassinating Kennedy, and I think we’ve proven that and should go ahead with closure — designating it a conspiracy and not a single man’s work,” Turner told CBS 13.

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