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Published: 01/14/11

David Kaczynski Knows How Jared Loughner's Family Feels

By  Dana Chivvis - AOL News
David Kaczynski Knows How Jared Loughner's Family Feels

Last week's shootings in Arizona have left David Kaczynski sick with grief. The country's trauma in the aftermath of an inexplicable act of violence has elicited memories of his own trauma 15 years ago, as he watched the news of his brother Ted's arrest on television. His brother Ted, better known as the Unabomber. "I remember waking up one morning and having a really crushing feeling of depression, like waking up from a bad dream, only it wasn't," Kaczynski remembered during an interview this morning. Stephen J. Dubner, Getty Images In the aftermath of Saturday's shooting in...

Published: 01/10/11

Jared Loughner's Trial: Previewing the Tucson Massacre Case

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Jared Loughner's Trial: Previewing the Tucson Massacre Case

The federal criminal case against Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner looks to be a straight-forward affair. He was reportedly tackled to the ground inside the Safeway supermarket Saturday morning after firing dozens of rounds from a gun he allegedly purchased at a local store. There were many eyewitnesses to the crime, including wounded survivors of the attack. Loughner left behind, according to the criminal complaint against him, several written "statements" suggesting premeditation, intent and a specific target. There is also, says the FBI, relevant video surveillance tape of the...

Published: 01/10/11

Judy Clarke, Who Defended the 'Unabomber,' Will Represent Jared Lee Loughner

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Judy Clarke, Who Defended the 'Unabomber,' Will Represent Jared Lee Loughner

Judy Clarke, the attorney who represented "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski, will defend Jared Lee Loughner, the young man authorities say tried to fatally shoot Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner, 22, the college dropout who went on a shooting rampage Saturday morning in Tuscon, Ariz., has been charged with five federal counts, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress. Additional charges are expected. The suspect has an experienced defender of high-profile criminals in Clarke, appointed to the case by the Federal Public Defender's Office in Phoenix. Currently in...

Published: 12/5/10

Unabomber's Montana Land for Sale; 'Very Secluded'

By  not in system - AOL News
Unabomber's Montana Land for Sale; 'Very Secluded'

LINCOLN, Mont. (Dec. 5) -- A 1.4-acre parcel of land in western Montana that was once owned by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is on the market for $69,500. The listing - by John Pistelak Realty of Lincoln - offers potential buyers a chance to own a piece of "infamous U.S. history." "This is a one of a kind property and is obviously very secluded," the listing says. It doesn't say who owns the property. The forested land, which had been listed at $154,500, does not have electricity or running water. Photos posted with the online listing show tall trees, chain-link fences topped by barbed wire...

Published: 09/15/10

Unabomber's Victims Fear He Could Post Writings

By  David Lohr - AOL News
Unabomber's Victims Fear He Could Post Writings

(Sept. 15) -- It has been nearly 15 years since the arrest of Ted Kaczynski, aka the "Unabomber," and yet his ability to terrorize the public persists. Now, survivors of his mail-bomb attacks and victims' families are haunted by the fear that the Harvard-educated mathematician might upload 40,000 pages of his writings and other documents to the Internet. "My primary concern is privacy for everybody," Gary Wright, a victim of one of Kaczynski's terrorist attacks, told AOL News. "Nobody's personal information [should go] out there." The controversy surrounding the release of the documents...

Published: 06/3/10

Poker Star Makes Bid for Marathon Playing Record

By  Steve Friess - AOL News
Poker Star Makes Bid for Marathon Playing Record

LAS VEGAS (June 3) -- As a kid, Phil Laak tried to break the Guinness World Record for hopping on a pogo stick, but he lasted only 10 minutes. Then he considered memorizing pi, until he found out that the record-holder had gone more than a day reciting the infinite number's digits. So now, at 37, he's settled for a different -- though still extreme -- stab at immortality: Laak hopes by Saturday night to set the mark for playing the longest continuous round of poker at 80 hours. That's 3 1/3 days. Known as "the Unabomber" for his trademark hoodie and shades, Laak is a ubiquitous presence on...

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