Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Two Chicks from the Sticks: Back Home Baking" authors at The Cook's Warehouse

Cookbook Authors coming to

The Cook’s Warehouse-Decatur

Gorey and Means, authors of Two Chicks from the Sticks: Back Home Baking, will give a demonstration in the kitchen of some recipes from the book including Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies, Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting, Glazed Raised Doughnuts and Special Occasion Angel Food Cake (White Cake with White Frosting).  Their cookbook can be purchased and personalized.

WHO: Jamie Gorey and Jill Means, cookbook authors

WHAT: Visit The Cook’s Warehouse shop in Decatur


WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011 (class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

The Cook’s Warehouse

180 West Ponce de Leon Avenue

Decatur, Georgia 30030 / 404-377-4005, store phone

To register for class:


BACKGROUND: This nostalgic cookbook is a compilation of Gorey and Means’ family recipes. The recipes are

accompanied by heartfelt stories, vintage photos, useful tips and fun rules to bake by – i.e. Chicks’ Tip #1, Always lick the beaters! Handed down through generations, the recipes pay homage to the women’s mothers and neighbors who taught them the art of baking from scratch.

CORE is thrilled to celebrate its 25th anniversary in Decatur with two FREE performances

I'm pasting in our press release. Please contact me with any questions! Thanks!

is pleased to announce
FREE performances September 17 and 18
Presented as a gift to the city in celebration of
CORE’s 25th Anniversary in Decatur

ATLANTA, GA--August 30, 2011--CORE is thrilled to celebrate its 25th anniversary in Decatur with two FREE performances of The Point and The Moment Between, the newest works by Founding Artistic Director Sue Schroeder and Former Company Member, jhon r. stronks. The performances on Saturday, September 17, at 8pm and Sunday, September 18, at 3pm, will be performed at Decatur High School in the new Performing Arts and Sports Center. Thanks to area businesses and organizations, there is no charge for tickets but they must be reserved online at www.COREdance.org or by calling 404-373-4154. There is a VIP Ticket available for Saturday night ($10) that includes premier seating and a post-show reception with the company at CORE Studios.

Thanks to underwriting support from The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Decatur Tourism Bureau, the Decatur Downtown Development Authority and Joan Rau, LMT, the performances are presented for free for the community to enjoy and celebrate with the Company. The $10 VIP ticket option for Saturday night’s performance includes premier seating and a post-show reception at CORE Studios with the Company and Staff.

CORE moved its headquarters from Houston, TX, to Decatur, GA, in 1986, and remains in its original location on the Square, housing the administrative offices and its two studio spaces. CORE continues to perform in Houston and tours both nationally and internationally throughout Europe and Latin America, as well.

"In 1986, I was a young artist compelled to make work - and work we did to convert the former Belk's building into studio space! When we opened our doors and made Decatur our home, I never imagined such a vibrant community 25 years later,” says Founding Artistic Director Sue Schroeder. “So much has grown, changed and developed for Decatur and for CORE in this time span, and we've enjoyed growing along with the city we call home. I am humbled by the outpouring of support for our anniversary celebration. To present our newest dance creation for no charge to the community is more than I could have asked for. I look forward to celebrating together on the 17th.”

Tender human pathways punctuated by polarized collisions mark these original contemporary dances by CORE’s Founding Artistic Director, Sue Schroeder. The Point and The Moment Between (co-created by Schroeder and jhon r. stronks, Former Company member) are two distinct yet synergistic works that evoke the intensity and intimacy of the human experience through the weight of wandering bodies and the longing of lonely spirits. Both dances are performed to sound scores created in collaboration with German Composer/Sound Artist
Christian Meyer, whose compositions have included movie soundtracks, theatrical performances, solo concerts and dance works. More information on Mr. Meyer is available at www.meyermal.de.

An important inspiration for The Point is the work of American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), specifically his 1971 Wall Drawing #65. LeWitt’s Wall Drawings are meant to be recreated, based on their titles, in any space with an appropriate large wall. As they were beginning work on the piece, the dancers created Wall Drawing #65 on one wall in CORE Studios.

The Point is a dynamic quintet giving expression to the contemporary human condition. Dance maker Rebecca Stenn commented that the work “is arresting, beautifully structured and danced with integrity and focus.”

The CORE Performance Company artists performing The Point and The Moment Between are Alex Abarca, Blake Dalton, Corian Ellisor, Alisa Mittin and Claire Molla. More information on each dancer is available at www.coredance.org/who-we-are/company/.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary, The Point and The Moment Between are presented as a gift to the city. Tickets are free and must be reserved online at www.COREdance.org or by calling 404-373-4154. There is a VIP ticket available for $10 for Saturday night’s performance and it includes premier seating and a post-show reception at CORE Studios with the Company and Staff.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rocket 88 to Open Soon


As you know Johnny's Pizza in Decatur closed several weeks ago but it will soon reopen as "Rocket 88."
I understand that it will be run by Johnny's owner's wife and will feature a variety of sandwiches.

Lady Gaga vs Christopher Walken- Poker Face

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Time Capsule of Tulsa

Here is a interesting story on a time capsule in Tulsa, OK

It was Saturday, June 15th, 1957. As part of the semi-centennial celebrations taking place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, named Tulsarama!, citizens gathered around the southeast corner of the County Courthouse lawn to see the burial of a brand new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere.

The car as it was advertised then. Click on it for the larger version, which clearly sells it as a model that is ahead of its age.

The car was provided courtesy of the Plymouth Division of Chrysler and Tulsa Plymouth dealers Wilkerson Motor Company, Cox Motor Company. Vance Motor Company, Forster Riggs and Parrish-Clark. It was to be a time capsule of sorts, to be unearthed at Tulsa's centennial, on June 15th, 2007.

For pictures of the unearthing and thereafter, please click here.

More on this story

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Friday, August 26, 2011

PEE WEES BIG ADVENTURE Coming Soon to The Plaza Theatre


Tuesday Sept 6th @ 9:30

Saturday Sept 10th @ 3:00

Plus Bike frame art show by SOPO Bikes

From The Plaza Theatre site

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's Clambake Time - Mike Spotted Elvis

Hey listen world you've gotta know
I'm cuttin loose and lettin' go
Who needs the worry and the strife
Life can be a ball now just followin' my life
clambake, gonna have a clambake
clambake, gonna have a clambake

Look for the brightest lights in town
That's where you'll find me hanging round
I've got this feeling to be free
I pick and choose the life I want
And that's the life for me
clambake, gonna have a clambake
clambake, gonna have a clambake

Mamma's little baby loves clambake, clambake
Mamma's little baby loves clambake too
Mamma's little baby loves clambake, clambake
Mamma's little baby loves clambake too

All right.

From mikedurrett.blogspot.com

The other night, when I spotted Elvis Presley, he was appearing on the supermarket circuit to promote his special Reese's Peanut Butter & Banana Creme.

It was almost like old times, except there were no wacky Elvis movie sidekicks, preferably Will Hutchins and Joby Baker, in attendance, nor any of the surfeit of Jack Mullaney and Bill Bixby impersonators.

There were bananas over in Produce and peanut butter in economy jars.

I also gazed around the store for Shelley Fabares, Nancy Sinatra, Stella Stevens, and 'Scilla, but I think they may have split with Elvis. He didn't look like he wanted to talk about them.

The Jordanaires were outside in a '68 El Camino, trying on trusses.

I'm guessing.

I have no county-notarized evidence on that.

Just a hunch.

I follow Elvis. I would know.

So, anyway, I like the Peanut Butter & Banana Creme candy. It's based, obviously, on The King's unwavering devotion to fried p'nut butter and nanner sammiches.

If I were a meat eater, I'd be smacking in anticipation of that other Presley favorite making its way into Reese's Peanut Butter & Big Bottomless Bowl of Bacon

The New Store "Likerish" is truly Organic Living At Its Best

Sent in by Likerish
Not many people know about this new store, we just want to get the word out.
Stop by and check us out.

Likerish is a new store in downtown Decatur and we are right between Greens and Chik-fil-A , 127 E.Trinty Place. Likerish is truly Organic Living At Its Best, we are an eco-friendly,organic and sustainable boutique that transforms, educates and designs. We offer many classes, unique gifts, books, home, baby and much, much more ! We have 20% off all classes if they sign up by 8-31-2011. Some of the classes we offer are knitting, sewing, floral, jewerly making, photograpy, and upholstery just to name a few. We also have a mean cinnamon sweet potato cream cheese vegan cupcake. Yum !

127 E. Trinty Pl.
Decatur. GA

Monday, August 22, 2011

Decatur Hotel to Close for 4 Months and Will Open with $9 Million Makeover

From Decatur Patch
The conversion to Marriott Courtyard comes at a price to the City of Decatur. The makeover may cost the city as much as $32,000 in lost revenue from hotel-motel taxes.

Now owned by Atlanta-based Noble Investment Group, hotel General Manager Bert Haifley confirmed the hotel will close four months beginning Oct. 2.

He said when the hotel reopens in February, it will be among the most modern Marriott Courtyards in the country.

“It will have a refreshing business lobby and bistro concept that transforms into a trendy hip lounge area at night,” Haifley said. “Every single guest room will be completely renovated floor to ceiling. The hotel is going to make a dramatic statement.”

Full story at Decatur Patch

Towne Cinema Might Be used as Video Production Facility

From Decatur Patch
Internet TV Firm Might Use Towne Cinema

Annony.tv Internet Broadcasting Network is asking for a conditional use permit from the Avondale City Commission.

By Ralph Ellis

A man who wants to turn the vacant Towne Cinema into a video production facility and soundstage will seek the go-ahead Monday night from the Avondale City Commission.

Shedrick R. Perro of Stone Mountain is asking for a conditional use permit from the city to use the building, which has not been used as a movie theater for years.

According to the application Perro filed, the space at 106 N. Avondale Road would be used mainly to film productions for Annony.tv Internet Broadcasting Network. The application says the network has “15 channels of structured media that range from entertainment, health, education and business.”

The space also would be used for film, music and digital entertainment; marketing and promotional services; and “live” cultural and family entertainment, such as plays, ballets, talk shows and movie premieres.

All productions would promote “positive family entertainment,” the papers state.
full story

Friday, August 19, 2011


Side Street Scene - Decatur GA

Barbeque, Blues & Bluegrass Festival Saturday

From: http: decaturbbqfestival.com
Mark your calendar for August 20, 2011, and don’t miss the 11th Annual Dekalb Medical Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur. The gates open at 4:00pm and there will be live music until 10:00pm. Kids 10 and under admitted free. Please note that no outside coolers will be permitted on the site.

The Weekend is Here, Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A New Refurbished Decatur Fire Station No. 1 Coming Soon

The Construction/refurbished Fire Station is underway.

STOP Here for Pizza @ MOJO'S Pizza N Pub

Street scene in Oakhurst
Mojo Pizza N Pub
Mojo Pizza N Pub is located at 657 E Lake Dr in Oakhurst

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Marta Rail Update

The Decatur Patch reports:

MARTA's $700 Million Clifton Corridor Moves Closer To The Ballot

Project would expand MARTA rail through the Clifton corridor and link Lindbergh Center with Emory, the CDC, Decatur and Avondale Estates.

The $700 million Clifton Corridor MARTA route to Emory University cleared another hurdle on Monday, as metro Atlanta leaders agreed to include it on a massive, $6 billion list of transportation projects spread throughout the region.

The Clifton Corridor project would expand MARTA rail through the Clifton corridor and link Lindbergh Center with Emory, the CDC, Decatur and Avondale Estates.

full story

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Living Walls Invade Decatur


This one is on N. Candler near train Depot

This one is on the square over looking plaza area

This one is behind Twain's

This one is on E. Howard

Here is what Living Walls is all about:

Living Walls, The City Speaks, is a conference on street art and urbanism that took place in August 2010 in the city of Atlanta. The artwork of 36 influential street artists from around the world flooded the streets of Atlanta as part of a coordinated effort to engage the public via street art. Along with changing the urban landscape, the Living Walls conference set out to highlight a number of problems facing the city. Living Walls did not just showcase art, but also built a platform for much-needed dialogue in the city. The success of the event was so great that Living Walls is returning this year to take place in Atlanta, Ga and Albany, NY.

The idea behind Living Walls is to put the work of a very small subset of the population (street artists, graffiti writers, etc), people who actually interact with space, and people who spend their time in discourse about public space all under the same roof. Our intentions are simply to broadcast to the attendees a wide spectrum of ideas about public space, hoping that everyone leaves the event looking at the city, its walls, and how we interact with space differently.

Founded in 2009 by Monica Campana and Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi.

Living Walls Conference website is sponsored by Aint-bad, a quarterly art magazine focusing on images that discuss human existence, culture, and contemporary issues.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Do You Like Jazz ? Check out Twain's


Twain's Billiards & Tap
211 East Trinity Place
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 373-0063

Avondale's Beer Growler Opens

Store sells 32-ounce as well as 64-ounce containers.

From decaturpatch.com

A store that sells beer growlers -- glass jugs used to carry brew from the store back home -- officially opened for business Friday in Avondale Estates.

Named The Beer Growler, of course, the store has 40 taps to dispense beer, ciders and craft sodas into 64- or 32-ounce jugs. Paul Saunders, one of three co-owners, said the Beer Growler in Avondale is the only place in Georgia selling 32-ounce growlers.

What exactly is a growler? This is how it's described in an email from Avondale Estates City Hall.

full story

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Living Walls Decatur/Atlanta

Over at thedecaturminute Catherine has posted about Living Walls that feature Decatur and Atlanta. Best way to describe this is murals painted on the sides of buildings.
Check out her post @ thedecaturminute

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pete the Cat new Book Hits the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Big news for Pete the Cat lovers from the Little Shop of Stories site.

Congrats to James Dean and Eric Litwin on the Pete The Cats new book: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes!

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list to be published on Today.

Start spreading the news. See Pete Rock the charts.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Crossover Movement Arts 2011-2012 Season Launch

Media Contact: tom@thisischronicle.com
August 3, 2011

Crossover Movement Arts Season Launch
Sneak Peek Performance Opens Dance Company’s Breakout 2011-2012 Season

What: Crossover Movement Arts Season Launch Party and Performance
When: Friday and Saturday, August 12-13, 8:00 p.m. (7:45 p.m. pre-show)
Where: CORE Studios, 133 Sycamore Street, Decatur
Who: Crossover Movement Arts
Tickets: $10 at the door

Atlanta, GA. Crossover Movement Arts launches its 2011-12 season with a performance and party, Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 8:00 p.m. at CORE Studios. (Arrive by 7:45 to catch a special pre-show.) The evening will feature some favorites from Crossover Movement Arts’ 2010-2011 season and sneak previews of new works premiering in 2011-2012, all showcasing the company’s dynamic and muscular fusion of contemporary dance, Freestyle Poling, martial arts, performance art, experimental soundscapes, compelling artistic explorations, and playful, offbeat humor. The evening will also include a reception with light refreshments and a silent auction of items including a custom, signed Freestyle Poling pole and original origami by Crossover’s Sally O’Grady.

See below for season schedule.

“I am wildly excited about this season we’re about to launch,” says Artistic Director Blake Dalton. “It’s a real breakout year for our company. Crossover Movement Arts is creating unique works that vary dramatically in their scope, their physical landscape, and their relationship with the audience. We will dance this season with sledgehammers and railroads, soar through the air in the Historic Fourth Ward Park, softly draw lines in sand in the West End. You’ll find us while passing through the night at the Flux Festival or join us vaulting across the Decatur Square for some impromptu Freestyle Poling.”

Founded in 2005, Crossover Movement Arts’ 2011-2012 season is its fullest and most exciting yet, with seven shows already confirmed and several additional performances in the works. The season includes three original site-specific works commissioned by Art on the Beltline and created with partners including experimental jazz band Zentropy, dance presenting phenomenon Dance Truck, and The Wren’s Nest House and Museum. Crossover Movement Arts will tag-team perform with Zoetic Dance Ensemble in a shared venue at the 2011 Flux Festival in Castleberry Hill, and will collaborate with FrenetiCore Dance at the 2011 Houston Fringe Festival. In January, Crossover Movement Arts joins legendary spoken word poet and singer-songwriter Kodac Harrison for a performance at 7Stages. “We have the sincere privilege of great partners who inspire us,” says Dalton, “the working class arts heroes of Dance Truck, the intricate sounds of Zentropy, the historical roots of The Wren's Nest.”!

A collaborative company of movement artists interested in the unique work made possible by collaborations across disciplines and with artists of many backgrounds, Crossover Movement Arts will partner with many artists this season. Company members and guest artists, while united by their love of movement, each bring their own unique talents to the company’s creations: musical composition and performance, writing, acting, martial arts, carpentry, sculpture, and even the making of origami. “I am fortunate to have miraculously gathered such a talented and vibrant group of artists to embark on this creative, dynamic journey,” says Dalton. “I look forward to presenting this sneak peek of our very exciting season.”

Interviews available on request.

Mary Moore-The Cook's Warehouse in a special kitchen!

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On August 5, 2011, The Cook's Warehouse co-sponsored the kick-off luncheon for the Tons of Fun Fitness Challenge. www.tonsoffun.org Our owner, Mary Moore, helped Celebrity Chef Cat Cora and Executive Chef Holly Chute to prepare lunch for 100 guests at the Governor's Mansion. Ingredients from local farms were used by the chefs. After a fantastic lunch, the guest made their way to the back lawn of the mansion where a tree climbing activity was underway with area Boy & Girl Scouts. First Lady Deal took part in the tree climbing - we just watched from the shade!


Our own Mary Moore helped Executive Chef Holly Chute and Celebrity Chef Cat Cora in preparing a healthy meal in the Georgia Governor’s Mansion kitchen.

This was the kickoff luncheon of the statewide initiative Tons of Fun Fitness Challenge and was hosted by The Governor and Mrs. Nathan Deal.

Tons of Fun is a program designed to encourage healthier choices and changes related to nutrition and exercise.

Among its unique factors:

1. It is the first statewide health/nutrition initiative to be geographically based in Georgia's State Parks

2. It is the first every collaboration between the departments of Health, Education and Natural Resources

3. It offers a powerful online tool and resources, available to the public for free

4. It has engaged celebrity chefs to develop unique programming

5. It allows local communities, parks and businesses to design events that address specific needs

6. And most of all, it makes fitness and nutrition FUN!

The web site for the program is http://www.tonsoffun.org/

1960'S Aerial View of Downtown Decatur

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

East College Ave @ Candler Rd. circa 2001

Left to right: Trackside Tavern, OZ Pizza, Wing Factory and Hair Werks & Co.
Decatur GA.
click to enlarge.

10 year old picture which was taken in late in 2001 wish I had taken more of this spot.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Big Peach Running Company has the Right Shoe for You.

By BETH GALVIN/myfoxatlanta

Decatur - Whether you walk or run, the shoes you're wearing can make a big difference in how you feel. A bad fit can leave your feet in a world of hurt.

I just started trying to run again with my beat up old running shoes. After day one, the tops of were killing me because the shoes were too loose.

So, I asked Big Peach Running Company in Decatur to show me - and you - how to find a shoe that fits.

FOX Medical Team: The Right Shoe: MyFoxATLANTA.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

Skyjacker D.B. Cooper Lead

From the LA Times

D.B. Cooper hijacking mystery is revived with 'promising lead'

A reported tip has led investigators to a person who might have information on D.B. Cooper's 1971 jetliner skyjacking, and an unspecified item has been sent to a lab. It's the 'most promising lead we have right now' in a case that has captivated the public imagination, an FBI spokesperson tells a Seattle newspaper.

D.B. Cooper Leaped into History 40 Years Ago.

It is truly a great unsolved crime. The facts are as follows:

On a rainy Thanksgiving Eve in 1971

(November 24, 1971)

A passenger who gave his name as ‘Dan Cooper’ (the "D.B." is based on later errors in the media, but has become more widely known) boarded Flight 305 in Portland, Oregon, bound for Seattle. Using the threat of a bomb in his suitcase, Cooper hijacked the plane shortly after take off.

It landed in Seattle, where Cooper released the passengers unharmed in exchange for his ransom demands being met: $200,000 in unmarked bills and 4 parachutes. After taking on these items, Cooper directed the crew to take off once more, and fly to Reno, Nevada.

During this second flight, he sent all the crew to the cockpit, and parachuted from the plane with the money. He was never apprehended, and although approximately $5000 was later found in the area that he parachuted into, nothing else ever was. Cooper has never been identified, and his true name may never be known. The FBI has stated that it believes him to have died upon landing, and decayed to nothing before he could be found. Of course, they also claimed that he was rude and abusive in conversations with them, which is at variance with the recollections of the crew members who heard these conversations, so it’s possible that the Bureau may be engaged in a certain amount of ass-covering.


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From : http://www.newsmeat.com

By Steve Olafson – 54 mins ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – A woman claiming to be the niece of the mysterious skyjacker dubbed D.B. Cooper, who bailed out of a jetliner with $200,000 in ransom, says she recalls her uncle plotting the sensational caper at a family gathering in 1971.

Marla Wynn Cooper, 48, of Oklahoma City, told ABC News that she is the person who recently furnished the FBI new clues pointing to a previously unknown suspect and sparking a renewed probe of the 40-year-old case, said to be the only unsolved hijacking in U.S. aviation history.

The FBI in Seattle acknowledged earlier this week that a person who was close to the new suspect had obtained objects now being examined to see if they bear fingerprints matching those left behind on the hijacked plane.

An FBI spokesman in Seattle, Fred Gutt, declined again on Wednesday to reveal the person who came forward with the latest information, saying, "We do not identify witnesses in an investigation."

But Marla Cooper said she is certain that her uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper, who went by the name L.D. Cooper, was the man who seized a Seattle-bound Northwest Orient Airlines flight in November 1971 by claiming to have a bomb. He vanished when he jumped out of the rear of the plane in mid-air with a parachute and $200,000 in cash.

The plane was flying at about 10,000 feet at night through a storm over wooded, rugged terrain in the Pacific Northwest, and the hijacker was presumed by many to have likely perished.

Still, the sensational Thanksgiving eve caper triggered a massive manhunt, and the FBI went on to consider over 800 suspects in the first five years after the crime.

The only trace from his getaway was a crumbling batch of $20 bills matching the ransom money's serial numbers, unearthed by a boy from a sandbar along the Columbia River in 1980.


Marla Cooper, a sales executive for a coffee company, told ABC News she decided to come forward after piecing together vague childhood memories, which were reinforced with comments each of her parents made to her in more recent years.

She recalled seeing L.D. Cooper and another uncle during a family gathering at her grandmother's house in Oregon around Thanksgiving 1971 "planning something very mischievous."

"I was watching them using some very expensive walkie-talkies that they had purchased," she said, recounting that her uncles then "left to supposedly go turkey hunting."

When they returned, "My uncle L.D. was wearing a white T-shirt and was bloody and bruised and a mess, and I was horrified. I began to cry," she told ABC. "I asked them what happened, and they told me they'd been in a car accident."

But she also recalled overhearing one of her uncles say, "'We did it, our money problems are over, we've hijacked an airplane,'" and she recounted hearing them ask her father to "help them go back into the woods and find the money."

Marla Cooper said she gave the FBI a leather guitar strap her uncle had made, along with a 1972 Christmas photo of him with the same strap, for the FBI to use in fingerprint matching analysis.

She told ABC that her uncle, whom she never saw again after he returned injured from the Thanksgiving holiday episode, had served in the Korean War but was not a paratrooper. However, she recalled he was obsessed with a Canadian cartoon skydiving hero named Dan Cooper and even kept a Dan Cooper comic book tacked to a wall.

According to the FBI, the man in the dark business suit who hijacked Northwest flight 305 called himself Dan Cooper when he purchased a one-way ticket in Portland, Oregon, but the moniker D.B. Cooper originated from media reports and stuck.

L.D. Cooper died in 1999, his niece told ABC.


D.B. Cooper legend lives on

The FBI says DNA testing has failed to conclusively link a potential new suspect to the D.B. Cooper hijacking case. But then again, test results haven't exactly ruled out a link, either.

And that's good news for mystery lovers: It might have been a little disappointing if the tests had shut the lid on one of the most tantalizing cases in U.S. law enforcement. On Twitter, Brad Meltzer, author and host of History Channel's mystery-cracking "Decoded," remarked on the news: "D.B. Cooper just keeps getting better, right?"

To this day, the case of D.B. Cooper remains the FBI's only unsolved hijacking case. And for now, Cooper continues to be the one that got away.