|The Violent yet peaceful death of Marvin Lee Aday Part VII ~|
Orvis Wesley Aday was pretty wired up for the visit - you bet. There were concerns about security, because as recently as October 24, 1963, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson, had been jeered, jostled, struck by a protest sign and spat upon during a visit to Dallas. When Orvis was given his orders, he exploded. Winston Lawson of the Secret Service, who was in charge of the planning had reassigned Orvis and other senior officers. The usual squad of experienced homicide detectives would not be following immediately behind the President's car. Word was, Police Chief Jesse Curry was really p*ssed.
|In 2007 songwriter Noel Gallagher found his real Oasis, when he reconciled fully with his father at his fortieth birthday.|
Gallagher was born in Longsight, Manchester, to Irish parents Peggy and Tommy Gallagher. He is the middle child of three — his older brother, Paul, was born in 1966, and Liam was born 1972. The Gallagher brothers grew up in Ashburn Avenue in the suburb of Burnage. Noel had an unhappy childhood. He and his brothers were often beaten by his alcoholic father, and he was often reclusive — Liam described him as "the weirdo in the family".
At some point in the early 1980s, Peggy left her husband due to his violent mood swings brought about by his alcoholism, taking their three boys with her and according to the eldest brother Paul, the only item the family left their father was the carpet. Noel has since maintained a strained relationship with his father, not withstanding periods in the 1980s in which all the Gallagher siblings (along with numerous cousins and uncles), at one time or another, worked for their father's construction company. The lyrics are available at at Lyrics Domain
|In 1976, Alex Hayley spoke first at a press conference in which executives of the ABC TV network channel announced their mutual decision to cancel the planned broadcast of Roots, a television miniseries based on Haley's work Roots: The Saga of an American Family which was due to run in less than eight weeks. Hayley admitted that yes, large passages of Roots were copied from “The African” by Harold Courlander. Also the electrifying climax when Haley found the village whence his ancestors sprang was to be considered a work of the imagination rather than strict historical scholarship. Haley contended that he was "just trying to give his people a myth to live by." If one definition of myth is "a usable version of the past," Haley contended that his saga succeeded in overturning other myths about the Black American experience and giving African Americans a proud history.|
|In 1963, Police Officer Jefferson Davis “J.D.” Tippit worked beat number 78, his normal patrol area in south Oak Cliff, a residential area in the city of Dallas. In the evening, Police Lieutenant Harry Dean Thomas provided details of the Grassy Knoll assignment for the following day. A squad of assassins had arrived in Dallas, and a shoot on sight policy had been adopted to bolster regular security. A number of trusted offices – such as J.D. - were being embedded in the crowds to eliminate the hit-men – if the need arose.|
|During the meeting JD was promised a Medal of Valor and the Police Cross; yet the Lieutenant was only partly briefed himself. Badge Man would receive both awards post-posthumously, a state of being that would be possible in very short order. Twenty five minutes before, in the same Dallas Police Station, arrangements for the the hit on J.D. himself had just been settled.|
|In 1980, “it was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and taste for human blood began to be realized by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time - suddenly, shockingly, horribly - the balance of power had shifted.” Through found hand experiences of The Rats the shocking true story was recounted by journalist James Herbert.|
|In 1963, the former US Marine asked a co-worker at the Texas Book Repository for a ride to Irving. En route, they discussed his two week old daughter. He spent the weekends with his wife at the Paine home in Irving, Texas, about 15 miles from down-town Dallas. That weekend, he was going to finish the nursery room with the curtain rods he had to pick up that evening. He just hoped Marina would be pleased with his choice. Forced to work in the city, and commute at the weekend, he only had one shot at this purchase.|
|In 1963, in Irving, 15 miles from down-time Dallas the co-workers enter a soda parlour. Outside, Marina Prusakova, a Russian immigrant broke into the co-worker's automobile. A troubled 19-year-old pharmacology student from a broken family in Leningrad, she had lived with her aunt and uncle in Minsk until she married the former US Marine. This evening, she opened her husband's paper bag and replaced the curtain rods with a Mannlicher-Carcano Rifle, just as Snake Eyes had told her to.|