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Courtesy of Tom Blackwell & Treefrog

A JFK paper trail

At Dealey Plaza, sellers turn assassination rags into niches

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

By DAVID FLICK / The Dallas Morning News

At the scene of one of the nation's most famous crimes, suspicion reigns.

"It's a sort of no-man's land, and no one's in charge out here. We keep a watch on each other," said Bob Goodman, who sells assassination-related newspapers at Dealey Plaza. "There are certain unwritten rules, and there's a sort of self-policing."

Mr. Goodman is the most veteran of a handful of regulars who work Dealey Plaza daily, rain or shine, in August or January. His paper, JFK Views – The True Story, explores the possibilities of a conspiracy in the death of President John F. Kennedy, who was shot as his motorcade passed through the plaza 43 years ago Wednesday.

Sometimes, Mr. Goodman has few competitors. Sometimes, there are more than a dozen.

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