On the Radar: 'Unabomber' auction; flood crest in Vicksburg
The U.S. Marshals Service shows some of the Unabomber's items that go up for auction Wednesday.
May 18th, 2011
06:35 AM ET

On the Radar: 'Unabomber' auction; flood crest in Vicksburg

"Unabomber" auction begins: The U.S. Marshals Service begins an online auction on Wednesday to sell the personal effects of  Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber."

Among about 60 items up for sale are personal documents such as driver's licenses, birth certificates and checks; academic transcripts; typewriters, and "more than 20,000 pages of written documents, including the original handwritten and typewritten versions" of Kaczynski's manifesto, authorities said.

The auction will be conducted by the General Services Administration, the Marshals said. A catalog of the items will be available on the GSA's auction website when the sale begins.

Proceeds will go to compensate some of his victims, who are owed $15 million in court-ordered restitution.

Kaczynski, now 68, killed three people and wounded 23 others in a string of bombings from 1978 to 1995. He was arrested in 1996, pleaded guilty in 1998 and is now serving a life term in the federal "Supermax" prison in Florence, Colorado.

The FBI dubbed him the "Unabomber" as shorthand for his early targets - universities and airlines.

Flood crest in Vicksburg: The Mississippi River is expected to crest in Vicksburg, Mississippi, early Thursday at more than a foot over the record level set in 1927.

And the cresting of the river doesn't mean residents can look forward to relief soon after.

"Once we hit the crest on the 19th, it's not over," Henry Dulaney with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told CNN affiliate WLBT-TV. "Water is going to be on the levee for another month. And so everything that we've told people, they need to be wary of that for another month, month and a half."

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  1. popeye

    I'm being trolled Scottish Mamma !

    May 18, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I know.

      May 18, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. popeye

    I think I got a good idea who the troll is , we'll see before to long !

    May 18, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. buuurrp

    Scuse me!

    May 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. popeye

    Report trolls when you see them and call CNN I've been doing so , you should to ! Their ph #404-827-2600 keep this going it will help ! Thanks

    May 18, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank - (R-Ohio)

    I know honesty is a good virtue. But auctioning off a 13 year old box of detergent thats been open? I don't care if it was owned by Elvis. That's real "hard sell"! 😉

    May 18, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @Cesar Troll 6:43: Good morning. Why don't you use your own name? Try it, you may feel more comfy. Thank you.

    May 18, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. popeye

    Why would any one want this junk any how , they could just set up a donation for the families of the deceased !

    May 18, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Yourtickingmeoff


    May 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DaveNYUSA

    Maybe they can sell Ted's birth certificate to offset how much it cost us to hide Barry's!

    May 19, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
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