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Old 12-17-2006, 12:24 PM
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Did somebody say they wanted to hear about the attempted helicopter escape? I happened to be at the MCC that day.
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Sure, lets hear all about it!
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:36 PM
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Did somebody say they wanted to hear about the attempted helicopter escape? I happened to be at the MCC that day.
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Crockett was a stud that day...but Jim Bowie fought like a maniac....

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Old 12-17-2006, 10:41 PM
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The day the soldiers came it was a hot day in San Antonio.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:08 PM
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Lol!
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:31 PM
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This would be a great interview. Get this: the other day my bride was digging through old boxes of Christmas stuff and she found my copy of Speed Kills. I just finished reading it a little while ago.

For the record:
In his early days Ben used to sell small little amounts of pot; he was almost always at the band-shell @ Hollywood beach. I knew a guy, who knew a guy who used to buy pot from Ben.

The same guy had later made friends with two pirate-types who had a mid-sized Hatteras that was heavily involved in the importing business. Ben's name was tossed around pretty freely in those days.

It was a history-filled time to be in South Florida:

Liberty City riots (Arthur Duffy)
Mariel boat lift
Bails of Pot falling though the ceilings of trailer homes in Pompano.

Right before everything changed from Pot to Cocaine
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:54 PM
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Are you talking about Pirates World in Dania? I saw everybody there:Zepellin, the Byrds,the Dead,Allman Bro's, Pink Floyd, and many more. Ben was a drummer and I was a bass player, and we used to run into each other.
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Does anyone know who was Ben's uncle ?...i'm sure it's not secret but i'm sure many of yall don;t know

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My understanding is that Maxine knew a niece of Lansky. According to one writer, that's close enough to call Ben the "putitive heir". Makes for interesting reading, I suppose. Ben used to carry a $1000 bill he said was once owned by Al Capone. I saw the bill, but I couldn't tell you from where it really came.

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