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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Book Chapter: DRIVEN FROM THE HEADLINES BY TEENAGERS

This chapter brings the story up to date with regard to what was going on the rest of the month of January 1972.  The safe deposit box bomber was driven from the headlines mid-month by Chicago teens who formed a biological terrorist group called R.I.S.E.  To this day, as far as I know, nobody has been able to decode what the letters in the acronym really mean.  Michael Miner wrote about the case for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1972, and he did a followup in 2012.

After Mr. Miner's story was published, the bank bomber evaporated into obscurity, as if he was not already obscure enough.

A few more stories will be included from a bit later in the year here too, like the hijacking of Southern Airways flight 49.  The hijacking that gave us metal detectors at airports to prevent airliners from being flown into buildings.

As I type, this chapter is just in the beginning stages.

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