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. Cesar

    Nothing like waking up in the morning, throwing some chorizo on the grittle and belting a few lines, Good Morning America How Are Ya? You Know Me, I'm Your Native Son.

    May 18, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      +1

      May 18, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • gill

      Again with the chorizo ! Delicious ! Unless .....this is a troll ...boo....and the johnny cash version is the best .

      May 18, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. comfortinprayer

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    May 18, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Reader

      The name of the book to which you are referring is Revelation, not Revelations. If you want us to believe that you know what it means, you should probably start with knowing what it's called.

      May 18, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Fat Bobby Joe

      Which comic book is that from again?

      Oh, the bible. That might have been a good one if it had some pictures.

      May 18, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • gill

      Yes pictures would have made all the difference in the world. I might have paid attention.

      May 18, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Holy Moly Trolly

      I'm a bit confused..... Now if my wife cheats on me then she gets a free pass from stoning, but if I have an unruly child that may suffer from a psychological disability then stoning is required..... Help me sort this one out. I've got all these rocks, but nobody to throw them at. Funny how the end of the world is always around the corner and my only option is burning for eternity or believing in a false prophet. Ahh I love extortion disguised as the word of God.

      May 18, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Huh

    The government can confiscate and sell your birth certificate? Good to know.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey

    @ comfortinprayer, 7:18 AM:
    I'd rather have a plate of spaghetti.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. DaveNYUSA

    The feds are selling Ted's birth certificate? Maybe they will use those funds to offset the millions it cost to hide Obama's for so long.

    May 18, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Fat Bobby Joe

      Are you an idiot in real life, or do you just portray one from your mom's basement?

      May 18, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    It's the "s" stuff that confuses comfortinprayer.
    Not only is the book named Revelation instead of Revelations, this blog is about news, not "new's" (sic).

    May 18, 2011 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey

    @ comfortinfraud:
    Try to get past road blocks, not "road block's" (sic), in your prophetic mission, if you are further "aided by Christ and God."
    I have been inspired to advise you to stay in backwoods churches and venues where literacy is unpopular: you are not ready for prime time.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Selling Ted Kaczynski’s personal effects to help pay what is owed the victim's families is a good thing. I highly doubt that anyone who buys Mr. Kaczynski’s birth certificate is going to do anything nefarious with it; nobody is going to take a person with an I'd like Theodore Kaczynski at face value. I hope.

    Millions were not spent "hiding" Mr. President's birth certificate; people who dislike our President go through great lengths to smear him. May we see *your*, DaveNYUSA?

    And please, spamming. For your prayer site simply looks cheesy. Either go to the "Belief Blog", or stop it.

    May 18, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    I have alot of this crap in my garage,

    May 18, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • popeye

      @Scottish mamma didn't make the post below !

      May 18, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. popeye

    Next they'll be auctioning off Jeffrey Dohmmers freezer ! Last name may not be spelled right but you know what I mean.

    May 18, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey

    Close enough, popeye.
    Yeah, nice guy, Jeffrey–currently dead, though.

    May 18, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. popeye

    Suc me Scottish Mama

    May 18, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. popeye

    I want to fuc you Scottish Mama

    May 18, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    I'm very expensive popeye, my ass is beautiful

    May 18, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. popeye

    I bet they would get top dollar for Michael Jacksons one glove used in the beat it video ! Some of CNN's stories are just as crazy as what they are wrote about .

    May 18, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
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