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Click. IS THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION REALLY COMMITTED TO OPENNESS? CLICK. FREE LINKS TO USE TO SEARCH THE SEC DATA BASES.
Click. CLOVERDALE CALIFORNIA. WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS GONE?
by Virginia McCullough BayCities Observer
Click. MAE BRUSSELL RETURNS. DR. EARL BRIAN, INSLAW, FNN, AND THE JFK ASSASSINATION PATTERN.
LABOR DAY TRIBUTE TO THE LAST ATTORNEY IN AMERICA WHO BEAT BACK THE MOB FOR THE WORKERS - ROBERT FRANCIS KENNEDY, ATTORNEY GENERAL. If RFK's assassins go free, the mob triumphs everyday in your hometown and neighborhood!
Click. ATTORNEY FOR ALLEGED ASSASSIN OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY FILED FOR REVIEW IN FEDERAL COURT AFTER SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA DENIED SIRHAN SIRHAN'S PETITION.Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George, who denied the petition cut his teeth, as an attorney for the State of California who defended the State's position when Sirhan initially appealed his conviction. George did not disqualify himself from ruling on the instant petition denied May 25, 2000.
Sirhan and the RFK Assassination Part 1:
Sirhan and the RFK Assassination Part II:
Click. THE DICK CHENEY DEEP DATA DUMP!
THE BAYCITIES OBSERVER
"Have I missed the mark, or, like a true archer, do I strike my mark?
Or am I a prophet of lies, a babbler from door to door?"
Cassandra, as reported by Agamemnon
© 2000 Virginia McCullough. All Rights Reserved. Use only with written permission.
When a stranger enters the small town of Cloverdale, California, he is greeted with the sign "Where the vineyards meet the Redwoods". The Cloverdale Historical Society together with the Greater Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce publishes a folder entitled "Historical Highlights: A brief walking tour of Cloverdale, California." This publication details the history of the town and emphasizes the businesses that sustained its economy.
"Far up in the valley, where the hills draw together, with the Russian River flowing between, is snugly nestled the town of Cloverdale. Northernmost community in Sonoma County, it was long the home of the Pomo Indians with its chief village, Makahmo, at the confluence of Sulphur Creek and the Russian River. Later, with the coming of the Spanish it became Musalacon territory."
This unique community was incorporated in 1872 and seven years later the newspaper Cloverdale Review, now called the Cloverdale Revelle, was founded by W. J. Bowman. Numerous businesses flourished, including a cigar factory, steam beer brewery, tanbark sales, wool production, and cattle ranches. Grape vineyards and orange groves covered the terrain and by 1870 the Geysers located 16 miles east of Cloverdale had become a major tourist attraction. Stage coaches filled with eager sightseers ran back and forth until they were replaced by the iron horse in 1872. Resorts such as Alder Glen Springs and the world famous Pop McCrays entertained people from all over the United States and Europe.
Certainly the politicians, residents and businessmen of Cloverdale have a great deal to be proud of in their booming community. They also have a cloud that hangs over their heads that is an integral part of the city's past. Within a 2.3 mile area from the Dutcher Creek Road to 215 North Main Street in the downtown area, three young, beautiful girls were discovered brutally murdered.
On October 16, 1975, Susan Lori Dye, a pretty 19-year-old Santa Clara girl, was found stuffed under the Dutcher Creek Road overpass. Susan was an independent young lady who was hitchhiking home in the company of her 2 1/2-month-old German Shepherd puppy. The "Hippie Era" was coming to a close but the country was still enchanted with memories of the Summer of Love. Susan had left Crescent City at 10:00 a.m. and arrived in Cloverdale in the late afternoon hours with puppy in tow. She may have purchased fruit at a fruit stand or store. Several residents said that she may have purchased dinner at a local restaurant. One witness said that Susan was offered a ride by a white male but Susan declined saying that she had a way to go and she was not afraid to hitchhike at night because she had her dog with her. She was dressed in a medium blue ski-type sweater with white stripes around the upper chest, blue jeans with suede leather leg extensions and hiking boots. On her back she carried a back pack on a frame with a sleeping bag. The next day Susan Lori Dye's body was found under the Dutcher Creek Road overpass.
In Cloverdale there were rumors that a local man, a known schizophrenic, was taken in for questioning. It was alleged he was known to have molested the daughter of his wife at the time. He was supposed to have a small shed which was taken down and destroyed shortly after Susan Lori Dye's body was discovered.
Three weeks later on November 8, 1975 The Weekly Grapevine, a local newspaper, carried a small article with Susan Lori Dye's picture asking anyone who had seen her or had information about her to call Detective Sgt. Erne Ballinger at the Sonoma County Sheriff's office at (707) 527-2127. Coincidentally Sgt. Erne Ballinger would later play a prominent role in the preliminary hearing of Richard Allen Davis charged with the murder of Polly Hannah Klaas whose body was discovered just a short way from the Dutcher Creek Road overpass in December 1993. The murder of Susan Lori Dye remains unsolved.
The residents of Cloverdale must have experienced deja vu when they picked up their newspaper on May 26, 1982 and saw the beautiful smiling face of Sara Geer staring back at them. Sara looked remarkably like Susan Lori Dye although Sara was only thirteen years of age and a 7th grade student at the local Washington School. Her body was found in an alley between Main Street and Cloverdale Blvd about 10:50 a.m. Monday morning by a nearby resident.
The newspaper article stated that Sara was killed due to traumatic injury and no exterior wounds were present. However two separate sources told this reporter that Sara Geer had cigarette burns to her upper left arm in the week preceding the killing.
Sara had a best friend named Linda who would later tell a Cloverdale mother about the traumatic life Sarah led. Linda would tell this compassionate mother "Sara never wanted to go home! She would walk the streets all alone at night for hours and hours. The [Cloverdale] police would pick her up and take her home. They did it often. They had to know!! They had to know!!" Linda said, "That church, with the ivy growing on in, on Main Street. She spent hours on the front porch of that church waiting for her mother to come at night. Once she spent four hours there. She was afraid to go home because of her mother's boyfriend."
It was Linda's own sister who had loaned Sara the garment that had been used to strangle her. It was Linda's own sister who discovered Sara's body and then Linda came to the scene where her best friend lay.
Linda asked, "No one was there for this child. Where were they? Where was the school? Where was the church? Where were all those organizations? Where were you, where were all of you who get paid to protect children when this child was being tormented, tortured, and abused?"
Sara Geer was murdered May 23, 1982.
Sara Geer's body was found May 24, 1982
Sara Geer's body was cremated May 26, 1982.
Cloverdale Police Department's official report issued July 13, 1982.
The final report was issued July 19, 1982.
At the time of her best friend's death, Linda wrote the following poem:
SARA, LET'S PLAY
She was my best friend. Only 13 years old.
But very pretty and very nice.
Oh, how we used to play - go horseback riding,
go to the arcade, go to parties, laugh and stay in a daze.
But now she's gone to rest and stay. She is now dead.
No more play.
Oh, why did she die? She was so young, so pretty.
I wish I could see her again playing in the arcade.
What's happening in this world?
Too many deaths, not enough love and caring.
Sara Geer's murder remains unsolved.
It would happen yet again in Cloverdale. This time, however, it would shake Cloverdale and the world to its very core. The most publicized kidnapping since the Lindberg kidnapping would rock California and its reverberations would be felt around the world. Unlike the ignored Sara Geer and the almost forgotten Susan Lori Dye, this young victim would make history as "America's Child". Polly Hannah Klaas was kidnapped from her own bedroom on October 1, 1993. One hour later Sonoma County Deputy Sheriff's would help and assist her kidnapper, Richard Allen Davis, to escape law enforcement hands. In December of 1993 Davis said that he choose Cloverdale to murder and dispose of Polly Hannah Klaas.
It is said that the third time is the charm. Perhaps that is true because Richard Allen Davis confessed to killing "America's child" less than one mile from the Dutcher Creek overpass that was the final resting place of Susan Lori Dye. This horrible murder brought international publicity to the blossoming town of Cloverdale. It was publicity that no one in Cloverdale wanted.
A memorial to Polly Hannah Klaas sprang up at the place where her body was found. It was a tribute that the parents of Polly Hannah Klaas did not appreciate and did not want. Marc Klaas and Eve Nichols requested that it be dismantled and the monies and energies channeled elsewhere to honor their daughter. Within one month of Polly's body being discovered on Dutcher Road on the outskirts of Cloverdale, California, the memorial to Polly was dismantled by volunteers of the Polly Klaas Foundation of Petaluma, California. The Foundation and the parents of Polly Klaas suggested that the contribution of concerned citizens be redirected elsewhere to honor the life that Polly led rather than the place where her body was found.
The poem that follows expresses their thoughts about the Cloverdale memorial:
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
But die they did! Three young, beautiful, special girls in a 2.3 miles radius of each other in the quiet, small community of Cloverdale, California. Please remember Susan Lori Dye, Sara Geer and Polly Hannah Klaas.
By Virginia McCullough © 2000
*Song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" Pete Seeger © Click.
Map to Dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale, California. Click.
IS THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION REALLY COMMITTED TO OPENNESS?
by Michael Ravnitzky © 2000
While attending the American Society of Access Professionals - ASAP - meeting last month in Maryland, I leafed through a copy of the Securities and Exchange Commis- sion FOIA Processing Handbook, with the prior permission of the SEC FOIA Manager, Betty Lopez. I found it to be quite interesting but rather innocuous material. I took extensive notes. I learned afterward that she had only allowed me to look at it because she assumed that I was a government employee.
Ms. Lopez had just given a rousing and inspirational talk to several hundred govern= ment FOIA staff at this meeting. Lopez urged FOIA Administrators to establish written procedures, and held her agency's FOIA Handbook aloft during the talk as an example. It was this manual that I examined afterword. The manual, a glossy looseleaf volume with a four color cover, is comprised of the type of material you would expect: sample response letters, standard response paragraphs to be used in FOIA Response Letters, complaint codes, procedures for disposing of records after the closing of
FOIA cases, etc. The largest section of the notebook was the SEC FOIA processing procedures, which I read through with some interest in the time permitted. Randy Herschaft of Associated Press was also present and took a quick look at the handbook.
Several days later, I asked the SEC for the following records under the Freedom of Information Act:
1 - A copy of the main portion of the SEC FOIA Processing Manual. It is
between 100 and 200 pages in length.
2 - A copy of each of the Sample FOIA Response Letters.
3 - A copy of the standard paragraphs to be used in FOIA Response Letters.
4 - A copy of the list of exhibits, or sections, included in the SEC FOIA
Processing Handbook. This list is located at the front of the Handbook, and
describes the contents of the Handbook.
5 - A copy of the August 20, 1993 memo entitled: Disposition of Records
Upon the Closing of Cases, which is reprinted in the Handbook as Exhibit 33.
What happened next surprised even me.
With the exception of the FOIA Response Letters, THE SEC FOIA Office DENIED
ALL OF THESE RECORDS IN FULL. For all of these records, the SEC cited the
b2 exemption - internal documents whose release would circumvent agency regulations, and the b5 exemption - privileged pre-decisional memoranda whose release would interfere with the deliberative process.
Those of you who are familiar with FOIA will recognize that these claims are on its face ludicrous and appear to be the auto-immune response of a threatened bureaucracy. Why, for example, would a handbook distributed to agency staff as the policy manual be withheld as pre-decisional and deliberative??? Why would release of standard letter paragraphs used in reponse letters be considered internal materials???
The SEC denied in full release of the table of contents of the FOIA Handbook, which is an administrative manual that affects the public.
The SEC denied in full release of the standard paragraphs used in FOIA response Letters, which are written to be sent out to the public.
The SEC denied in full release of the main portion of the SEC FOIA Processing Manual, which is an administrative manual that affects the public. They disregarded the requirement that all segregable releasable portions be released.
The SEC denied in full release of the 1993 memo even though its release could not possibly cause foreseeable harm.
I regret to say that the overt and up until now apparently sincere message of openness and affirmative release promulgated by the SEC FOIA Office may now be in tatters. The SEC's earlier predisposition toward openness and release of government records may no longer be accurate or representative, if this request is a fair indication.
It is very important therefore that you take a stand against unnecessary secrecy.
I hope you decide to request some of these materials yourself to learn what the SEC staff are thinking. You can and should follow up as necessary with a FOIA Administrative appeal letter if they continue to deny the records.
You can file a request by mail, fax, or even email.
Their address is:
Securities and Exchange Commission Operations Center
attn: Betty A. Lopez, FOIA/Privacy Act Administration
Mail Stop O-5
6432 General Green Way
Alexandria, VA 22312-2413
telephone number: (202) 942-4320
fax number: (703) 914-1149
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MAE BRUSSELL RETURNS
World Watchers International Tape 858, May 16, 1988 - Side 1
DR. EARL BRIAN, INSLAW, FNN, AND THE JFK ASSASSINATION PATTERN.
JAPAN'S CONTROL OF OUR STOCK MARKET, KIM PHILBY. BUSH THE BELLIGERENT. CASEY'S SILENCING THE PRESIDENT'S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD. NORTH, NSC, BUSH, VICE-PRESIDENT, ARMS, DRUGS TO USA, MOSSAD, HONDURAS.
"WHY HENRY KISSINGER IS LIKEABLE FELLOW AFTER ALL" SFC 6/16/88 KISSINGER PHOTO WITH DOG.
Try at public relations, showing Kissinger's tender side for Tyler, like Hitler scenes. "He got right down on the floor, telling Tyler how much he loved him." BO HOO!! No tears for the PLO, or South-Central American death squads he formed with Nazis.
COMING SOON TO TV, "DALLAS," PRODUCED BY LORIMAR AND MOE DALITZ, ALESSANDRA MUSSOLINI.
"Lucky Larry Hagman", STAR, 5/17/88 Remember "Who Killed J.R.?" 11/22/83 "Dallas"
FLOOD OF MOVIES, TV, BOOKS, TALK SHOWS ON PAST HISTORICAL EVENTS, ASSASSINATIONS. More later.
Manchurian Candidate and Frank Sinatra. Kidnapping of Patty Hearst. CIA and drug connections. Murder of Marilyn Monroe. Murder of Vicki Morgan. R.F. Kennedy assassination. The Mafia and JFK. The Manson family massacre. Blowback, Nazi importations to USA. CBS and the Justice Dept., INSLAW. These cases are not going to blow away.
ARTICLES ON INSLAW, THE JUSTICE DEPT. MORE NEXT WEEK. Senate and Justice Dept. perjury hearings
WP 6/10/87, WP 6/13/87, NYT 6/14/87, WP 9/29/87, NYT 9/29/87, WP 10/6/87.
"BRIAN'S MEESE CONNECTIONS" Barrons 2/28/88 Biotech, Questech, Edwin Thomas, etc.
"SCIENTISTS AND STOCK PUSHERS MAKE VERY STRANGE BEDFELLOWS" Barrons 3/21/88
"JUSTICE PROBING COMPUTER FIRM CASE, DEPT. OFFICIALS INVESTIGATED FOR PERJURY" WP 5/6/88
"JUSTICE INVESTIGATION LOOKING AT MEESE JUSTICE DEPT." Kansas City Times 5/6/88
JFK ASSASSINATION, EDWIN MEESE'S FRIEND, DR. EARL BRIAN, AND A "LUCKY SCOOP"
"FLASH REPORT ON FNN, FINANCIAL NEWS NETWORK", Maggie Mahar, Barrons 2/28/88 How Dr. Earl Brian bought UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL. The sudden scoop of FNN came because of the OCTOBER, 1987, STOCK MARKET CRASH."
"It's a story FNN was born to cover. THIS IS OUR VERSION OF THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION".
A. WHO MADE MONEY ON THE JFK ASSASSINATION, 1/2 BILLION DOLLARS?
"Were We Controlled, the Assassination of President Kennedy?" Lincoln Lawrence, University Books, 1967.
The Bunge Corporation, Germany and Argentina. See Rebel Mag. Mae Brussell 11/1983. Market drop when JFK killed, biggest panic since 1929.
B. "1987 CRASH LINKED TO JAPANESE" S.F. Chronicle 4/24/88, WSJ 4/22/88
Japan incited the plunge, sold off U.S. Treasury bonds. The real trigger came in FOR THEIR OWN REASONS and sold an enormous amount of govt. bonds.
(Meese's Brian bought up UPI as a result. Is that why Reagan alone, without Congress, gave the PLUTONIUM TO JAPAN LAST WEEK? Is Japan getting what they want in exchange for their making some rich in USA?)
Investigation by Nicholas Brady who will be Treasury Secretary if Bush president.
C. MONITOR, April, 1988. A monthly magazine on NAZIS, KLAN in USA.
How Nazis, Klan will use the Oct. 9, 1987 stock market crash to their advantage. Waiting for economic disasters to spurn their "white country" motives. Would JAPAN OR GERMANY help them out?
"DOUBLE AGENT KIM PHILBY DIES, BETRAYAL BY 'THIRD MAN' SHOOK BRITAIN TO ITS ROOTS" NYT 5/12/88
"The Third Man" E.H. Cookridge, G.P. Putnam, 1968.
"The Philby Conspiracy", Bruce Page, D. Leitch, P. Knightley 1968.
"The Fourth Man", Andrew Boyle, Dial Press, 1979.
"The Philby Affair", Hugh-Trevor-Roper, W. Kimber, London, 1968.
"The Missing Macleans", Geoffrey Hoare, 1985.
"Kim Philby, the Spy I Married", Eleanor Philby, Ballantine, NY 1967.
"My Silent War", Kim Philby, Ballantine, 1968.
Useful for me to learn how agents meet, how they employ names of relatives for gatherings who are not members of the family but other agents, and how "marriages" of agents are not always love affairs or weddings, but convenient cover operation.
"WHY IS BUSH SO BELLIGERENT" WP 5/6/88 Wait for the fireworks when Dem. candidate chosen.
Bush will use "CANNON FODDER", "GO INTO GUILT BY ASSOCIATION MODE" regarding corruption, use of "AMMUNITION". "WE CAN GET INTO THAT", etc. Former CIA DIRECTOR BUSH is ready to use all their tricks. "Bush's inappropriate aggressiveness is troubling in a would-be president." Richard Cohen.
ANOTHER BOOK ON REAGAN'S WHITE HOUSE, "REVOLUTION", Martin Anderson, Hoover Institute, 1988.
"BOOK TELLS CASEY PLOY DURING IRAN-CONTRA, WHITE HOUSE OVERSIGHT OF CIA" SFC 5/16/88.
Martin Anderson a member of PFIAB, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Bd.
Nov. 1985, the Board to be revised. 21 members, 11 fired.
HENRY KISSINGER JOINED AFTER KAL-007, and was given "Central American plans".
The Board watered down, weeded out people who could advise President, possibly have avoided the Iran/Contra mess.
Casey wanted to work outside DIA, CIA, State, Congress, and even PRESIDENTIAL OVERSIGHT.
"WHITE HOUSE AIDES LINKED TO CONTRA ARMS-DRUG DEAL" Newsweek, 5/87 SFC 5/16/88
OLIVER NORTH, working with ARMS SUPERMARKET.
DONALD GREGG, NSC ADVISOR TO GEORGE BUSH, working with ARMS SUPERMARKET.
THE MOSSAD, Israel intelligence, part of Honduran, CIA arms dealers, narcotics traffic.
WARNING BY OLIVER NORTH, 1986, "THIS COULD DAMAGE GEORGE BUSH"
RICHARD BRENNEKE helped move arms out from EASTERN EUROPE BLOC.
$20,000,000 of weapons, Eastern bloc, sitting in Honduras.
BRENNEKE worked with Paul Cutter-Paul SJEKLOCHA.
Weapons for Conras went from CZECHOSLOVAKIA, via YUGOSLAVIA, o Bolivia, then to Panama and Noriega, then flown to Costa Rica, and El Salvador, to Contras.
NSC William Clark's wife from Czechoslovakia, Paul Sjeklocha from Yugoslavia. The Reinhard Gehlen operation used Helene Von Damm, brought to USA by Clark.
GEORGE BUSH WILL BE DRAWN INTO THIS CONTINUOUSLY NOW, IT IS HIS TAR BABY ADVENTURE.
Lawyer for Robert F. Kennedy assassin demands new trial in Federal Court after Supreme Court of California rejects petition.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan demanded a new trial in federal court Thursday, one day after the California Supreme Court rejected a similar request.
In a petition nearly 300 pages long, Sirhan's attorney said his client was innocent of the 1968 slaying of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was fatally shot moments after declaring victory in the California presidential primary.
"The prosecution's entire case was based upon fraudulent evidence, said attorney Lawrence Teeter. "Overwhelming physical evidence of multiple shooter, extra bullets and extra guns was systematically destroyed by the police. Witnesses were intimidated. Physical evidence was altered or substituted."
The petition, filed in U.S. District Court, seeks a new evidentiary hearing and ultimately a new trial. It contends police substituted another bullet for the one recovered from Kennedy's neck.
It also claims prosecutors covered up evidence that as many as three weapons were used and a second gunman was involved in the killing of Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department had no comment on the action, said Officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman. A message left Thursday night with the District Attorney's office was not immediately returned.
Sirhan, who is serving a life sentence for killing the New York Democrat, has been denied parole 10 times.
He has repeatedly asserted his innocence, claiming he was in a hypnotic state at the time of the shooting and that a second gunman might have actually killed Kennedy. The second gunman theory was rejected in 1975 when a Superior Court judge presided over a re-examination of evidence.
On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court decided on a 6-0 vote not to re-examine Sirhan's case, saying his 1997 state court petition was untimely and without merit.