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Date: Fri, 5 Dec 97 11:52:52 +0000
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         The "train deaths"
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         NEW
         Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
         Obstruction of justice -- but whose? - 12/4/97
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         Update: 12/5/97
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         The Unreported Story

         When Bill Clinton stood outside the Old State House in
         Little Rock to announce his candidacy for President,
         Linda Ives was there. She positioned herself where she
         could easily be seen by all, and she held up a sign that
         read, "Clinton for President, Malak for Surgeon
         General." The media ignored her, but the Secret Service
         watched her closely.

         Linda cried when Clinton was elected. She had been
         battling the powers of state government for five years
         searching for accountability for Kevin's murder, and now
         one of her opponents was the President of the United
         States. If this was supposed to be intimidating, it
         wasn't - Linda Ives is the mother of a murdered child
         and nothing is more fearless.

         The unexpected benefit of Clinton becoming president was
         the international interest in Arkansas scandals that
         surround him, including the "train deaths." Linda had
         always been willing to talk with anyone who would
         listen. She didn't care if they were from the right or
         from the left or from Mars. Linda told the same story
         which had previously been embraced by the liberal
         Arkansas media, but that was before they had a
         home-grown president to take care of.

         One of the reporters who contacted Linda was Ambrose
         Evans-Pritchard. He was the Washington D.C. bureau chief
         for the London Sunday Telegraph. He listened to Linda's
         story and, as did many other reporters, he wrote about
         it. But Ambrose was different. He wasn't interested in
         reporting about a string of scandals. He wanted to know
         connections and common factors. He wanted to understand
         the big picture. So he worked, and studied, and
         researched. His reporting was so well founded, he became
         "the reporter most feared by the White House."

         Ambrose was not only interested in gathering
         information, he was generous about sharing information.
         When the FBI opened their own investigation of the
         "train deaths" and persuaded me to get involved, Ambrose
         and I communicated regularly. He is one of the few
         outsiders who has a complete understanding of Saline
         County corruption, and believe me, that is no simple
         accomplishment. His knowledge became so thorough, he was
         able to recognize useful information when he ran across
         it. He would pass it on to me which I would, of course,
         share with Linda and the FBI.

         I had the pleasure of having dinner with Ambrose in the
         D.C. Press Club one evening in the summer of 1994.
         Hobnobbing with the elite does not have much appeal to
         me, but I was impressed with the esteem most everyone
         who brushed by our table extended to Ambrose. Ambrose
         was not one of the Clinton-apologists, but he was
         obviously respected by them.

         Ambrose is back in Europe, but he left us with a book he
         finished this summer. The name of it is "The Secret Life
         of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories." It is divided
         into three sections: The Oklahoma Bombing, Vince Foster,
         and Come to Arkansas. Chapter 17, called Death Squad, is
         the Saline County story, and it is poignant. I have no
         personal knowledge of any other part of his book, but I
         do know the Saline County story, and Linda Ives and I
         vouch for the veracity of every word Ambrose wrote about
         us. There is nothing more important to Linda and me than
         truth and accuracy. They are our only weapons - they are
         powerful and we guard them fiercely.

         I was, however, concerned about some of the information
         Ambrose reported about Sharline Wilson. True, she was my
         task force's best and most reliable informant. True, I
         never caught her in a lie. True, everything she told me
         panned out. Yet, as I read her confessions to Ambrose
         about picking up drugs from the Mena Airport, I felt
         uneasy. I knew nothing that could corroborate this, and
         I found myself wishing Ambrose had not included it in
         his book. Sharline had certainly been a drug-runner, but
         unloading planes at Mena seemed far-fetched.

         Then, I began to think back to when I first got to know
         Sharline. One of my task force officers developed her as
         an informant against the dirty sheriff's department in
         Hot Spring County. I remember she came up with some
         pretty incredible accusations against the sheriff and
         some of his deputies, but time proved her absolutely
         correct. Then I remembered the first time she mentioned
         Dan Harmon to me.

         We had not worked Sharline in Saline County, and it
         never occurred to me to ask about Harmon. One day she
         blurted out that she used to date "Danny" and he "always
         had cocaine on him." As I sat and listened to her, I
         remember thinking, "if this is true, why has she never
         mentioned it before - she knows Harmon is the primary
         target of my drug task force." For whatever reason
         Sharline had for holding back, she later testified
         before the 1990 federal grand jury about Harmon (as well
         as Roger and Bill Clinton). Several other women have
         since told similar stories about Harmon, but Sharline
         was the first and she paid the price. Harmon was
         protected from indictment and became the district's
         prosecutor. He had his drug task force set Sharline up
         on drug charges, and she is serving an incredible
         30-year prison sentence.

         Sharline hit me with another story a few years later
         after I got involved with the FBI's probe. She told me
         she drove Dan Harmon to the tracks (the sight of a drug
         drop) the night Kevin and Don were murdered. She went on
         to say she sat in the car waiting on Harmon to return
         and saw some kids running out of the woods. Believe me,
         I was not about to tell this story to a soul, and
         further, I was through vouching for Sharline's veracity
         - four year in prison had obviously sent her off the
         deep end. But it happened again - her story proved to be
         true. One of the kids she saw running out of the woods
         came forward to Linda Ives and told her he had been in
         the woods by the tracks with some friends when he saw
         Dan Harmon and others on the tracks with Kevin and Don.
         He said a shot rang out and they ran out of the woods.
         This kid passed an FBI polygraph test and was put into
         protective custody. He knew nothing about Sharline and
         Sharline knew nothing about him, yet their stories
         corroborated each other.

         There is another argument on behalf of Sharline - the
         state police and the FBI have attempted to discredit
         her. They claim she has failed two polygraph tests - not
         true. One did not get past the preliminary-questions
         stage. The other she took after spending the night in
         isolation and says she was so traumatized she couldn't
         even pass the "state your name" part.

         It took a lot of guts for Ambrose to follow his
         instincts about Sharline and write the incredible things
         she claims. He was bound to have known his critics would
         have a field day, but Ambrose had an agenda - he wanted
         to tell the story of the people who paid a price for
         standing up to the political machine in Arkansas, and
         that's exactly what he did. He is having to pay for
         doing so, but he has recorded history, and if I know
         Ambrose he will consider his bludgeoning by Clinton's
         apologists a very small price.

         If you don't buy another book this year, you should buy
         this one. Even though the New York Times would not
         review it, it has made the United Press International
         Best Seller List, and in spite of the New York Times'
         refusal to review it, it made the NYT extended list at
         #22 last week.

         "The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported
         Stories" has renewed my faith that the government does
         not yet control the thoughts and minds of America. There
         are still enough people who recognize the truth in spite
         of what we are being fed by the mainstream media.

         Thanks, Ambrose. It is an honor to know you. I hope our
         paths cross again.

         Jean Duffey 
         jean@idmedia.com
         mailto:jean@idmedia.com
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         You may contact Linda Ives at: linda@idmedia.com
         mailto:linda@idmedia.com

         mark
         mark@idmedia.com

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