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A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1963 that Cape Canaveral, the space center in Florida, was renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated in Dallas six days earlier. The name change was initiated by President Johnson. Area
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Nov. 25-Dec. 1.
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Sniper suspects sane

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- There is no evidence that accused snipers Muhammad and Malvo are delusional killers or insane. As far as we know now, they never heard voices, never communicated with invisible forces and seemed to understand what they were doing.
ALEN J. SALERIAN, A UPI Outside View Commentary

What makes a serial killer tick?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Ever since Oct. 2 when a phantom sniper began to terrorize the suburban Washington area, the signature trait of serial killers has become a central point of discussion. When you think about it, to murder to feel better -- the signature trait - -is really
DR. ALEN J. SALERIAN, Special to UPI

A Blast from the Past

Today is July 22.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2002 with 162 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Today is July 22.
By United Press International

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PAT NASON, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 28.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, the 332nd day of 2001 with 33 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 26.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Noted psychiatrist hired for Yates case

HOUSTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Prosecutors have hired a noted psychiatrist to examine Andrea Yates, the Houston mother accused of drowning her five children last June.
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Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1987 and 1991. His murders were particularly gruesome, involving rape, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism. On November 28, 1994, he was beaten to death by an inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution, where he had been incarcerated.

Dahmer was born in West Allis, Wisconsin, the son of Joyce Annette (née Flint) and Lionel Herbert Dahmer, an analytical chemist. Seven years later, his brother David was born. Joyce Dahmer reportedly had a difficult pregnancy with her elder son. When he was eight years old, he moved with his family to Bath, Ohio. Dahmer's early childhood was by all accounts normal, but he grew increasingly withdrawn and uncommunicative between the ages of 10 and 15, showing little interest in any hobbies or social interactions. He biked around his neighborhood looking for dead animals, which he dissected at home (or in the woods near his home.) In one instance, he went so far as to put a dog's head on a stake. Dahmer began drinking in his teens and was an alcoholic by the time of his high school graduation.

In 1977, Lionel and Joyce Dahmer divorced. Dahmer attended The Ohio State University, but dropped out after one quarter, having failed to attend most of his classes. He was drunk for the majority of the term. Dahmer's father then forced him to enlist in the Army. Dahmer did well at first, but he was discharged after two years because of his alcoholism. When the Army discharged Dahmer in 1981, it provided him with a plane ticket to anywhere in the country. Dahmer later told police he could not go home to face his father, so he headed to Miami Beach, Florida, because he was "tired of the cold". He spent most of his time there at a hospital, but was soon kicked out for drinking. After coming home, he continued to drink heavily, and he was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct later in 1981.

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