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March 15, 2004   Volume 2, Number 2
Treasure Hunter's Secret Manual

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Streeter's Treasure Hunting Supply, Keene, NH. Home of the Treasure Hunter's Gazette  online magazine
with almost 300 articles posted, photo galleries, forums, contests, and more. Coverage of Best O' North
East (BONE) events and Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Society. Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest news sent right to your email. Shop for all of your detecting needs at our online store. Streeter's is a Multiline Discount Metal Detector Dealer  with over 30 years experience. Visit us at http://www.streeter.org or call 603-357-0607
 
 
FROM THE EDITOR:    Mid-March in Utah---is THIS spring ?  I sure hope so !  I'm anxious to get outside and I have all of my detectors and other equipment packed and ready to go !  I've got 4 "excursions" planned in the next two weeks, so wish me LUCK !!
   Happy Saint Patrick's Day on the 17th !
   Are you receiving THIS newsletter on the first and fifteenth of each month---in your email ?  The past 2 issues I have had some "delivery" problems while trying to find a new, more reliable, newsletter email service.  Even MY newsletter ( to myself ! ) ended up in the SPAM file of my email account.  I suspect that a LOT of AOL readers ( PLUS other services ) missed one or both of the past two issues.  SO:  I hope this issue, or the next one, will get us back on schedule.    I'd like to suggest that you ALSO mark your calendars for the 1st and 15th: LOST TREASURE USA.  Then if you do NOT receive my newsletters on those days---just go to my website & click the newsletter button at the top of the page to read the current issue ( and back issues ! ).  THANKS !!   www.LostTreasureUSA.com
 
WWATS
( World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers  )
www.wwats.org    Please check out the latest additions to OUR new website !  It is starting to shape up nicely.  WWATS works for ALL of us in promoting our hobby and trying to protect our rights to enjoy our public lands to the maximum.  While the subscriber list to THIS newsletter only numbers about 3,500 (+-)--as WWATS members we can help shape OUR future---and our children's future !--by becoming active in learning about all of the pending legislation that might affect our rights to use lands to pursue our hobbies.  Please stay informed !  Thanks !
   Another GOOD way to help our WWATS organization is to make some sort of donation to keep the organization functioning smoothly.  ANY donation:  Cash, postage stamps, office supplies or raffle prizes---from YOU or your club, will be greatly appreciated.  Contact me at FRMPINK@AOL.COM to inquire about making your donation and where to send it !
 
KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
( KGC )
On March 1st the new KGC website went on-line and I have received MANY positive responses to it.  The website contains a LOT of links to other interesting websites that teach us MORE about the KGC---and  groups of outlaws that just MIGHT be related to the KGC.  In the past 2 weeks I have added a LOT of additional information to the MISC page, on the website.  Visit the site at:
 
TREASURE OF THE ANCIENT ONES
 
THE CLAIM POST
"Discover the adventure in gold mining..."  http://www.homestead.com/theclaimpost/Index~ns4.html
 
RAREST SILVER DOLLAR FOUND !
 
AMERICAN WESTERN HISTORY MUSEUMS
"Destined to house the finest collection of history assembled on the American West." 
 
COLLECTING TOY SOLDIERS ?
Link Submitted By Randy Sumpter
 
CITY OF ANCIENT ECHOES
Link Submitted By Randy Sumpter
 
HISTORY OF THE JOLLY ROGER
Link Submitted By Randy Sumpter
 
COMANCHE HISTORY
Link Submitted By Randy Sumpter
 
LOST MINES
Link Submitted By Randy Sumpter
 
LOST TREASURES
Link Submitted By Randy Sumpter
 
CAPTAIN KIDD'S TREASURE
This might be an interesting game to play ?  http://www.serendipitypress.com/treasurefound.htm
 
ADVENTURES IN URBAN SLEUTHING
Treasure & Scavenger Hunt Events:  http://www.mrtreasurehunt.com/main2.htm
 
THE BIG HOLE MINE
Link Submitted By Herb Keister
 
STATE TREASURES
Submitted By Vicki Huber
New treasure leads ( # 11 to ? ) are added to the California & Colorado sites on my website:
 
TWO GOOD FORUMS !
 
THE BEST DIRT ON EARTH
 
AMAZING BRITISH COLUMBIA
Here is a good website with a lot of treasure leads.  Just click on each letter of the alphabet--at the bottom of their TITLE page.
 
THE TOWN TOO TOUGH TO DIE !
Tombstone, Arizona.  You can read back issues of their CURRENT newspaper ( TUMBLEWEED )---OR:  better yet---news from "the past" ( SILVER STRIKE )
 
SMITHSONIAN SECRETARY BOUGHT PROTECTED ARTIFACTS
 
UNDERWATER SEARCH NEWSLETTER
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TEXAS TREASURE SHOW

It seems that everyone agree, this years treasure show was the best ever. There was no doubt that the Texas Treasure Show is still the Largest Treasure Show in Ameica with the thousands of folks that poured through the doors at this years Show. Everyone enjoyed themselves and all fundraisers were successful, including the TCTC Silent Auction, thanks to all of you for donating. Also special thanks to the local clubs that worked so hard to assure it to be a successful Show, their hard work is much appreciated.

I have just got comfirmation on the dates for next years Texas Treasure Show, again back in Tyler, Texas at Harvey Convention Center. Next years dates will be March 11th (set-up day), and the Show will be March 12th & 13th. This change of dates hopefully will improve our weather conditions, especially for the Sunday morning Treasure Hunt.

Our next quarterly meeting will be April 24th Sat. at the Lone Star Annual Open Treasure Hunt in Glenrose, TX. I and the officers will give all clubs the final numbers of the 2004 Show at that meeting. Thanks for all your help and participation in this years Show. Looking forward to even a bigger Show next year and seeing all my friends again. Thanks Much, Keith Wills, VP TCTC

 

APPEAL FOR SULLIVAN & BROWN CASE

Appeal for Bobby Sullivan and Ed Brown Case

Let me start out saying that Bob, Ed and I have visited with several Appeals Attorneys the last week. We have surely learn much from them and some not what we had hope to hear. However, Bob and Ed are now stuck between a rock and a hard place. Every attorney tells us they can not say if they have a good possibility for winning an appeal until they see the transcript of the trial. The cost for the transcript is $1382.00 from the federal court. Now most of us think, who in the world can’t come up with that amount if needed to? Please remember how much both Bob and Ed had to take off work in order to speak to the attorneys (not to mention the trial itself) and their cost to do so. It is very fortunate that both have understanding employers.

We did not announce that both Bob and Ed were considering appeal for we did not want you to send your financial help until they felt there was a good chance to win an appeal. They still don’t know this, yet. The very reason why they must acquire the transcript of the trial for attorneys to go over and see what their chances are. As all the attorneys stated to us, anyone can appeal, but can you appeal and win? The 5th Circuit Court where Bob and Ed were convicted, is the most conservative court in the nation according to all the attorneys we spoke to, so winning an appeal is not easy. So, Bob and Ed have ask me to make it clear to each and everyone of you, that by donating to purchase this transcript is not assurance that they will win their appeal or that they will appeal. They are now working as hard as possible to look at every possibility of getting an appeal so to over-turn the decision made in their trial.

To put this into prospective, since Bob works for a company that repairs bank equipment and he handles thousands of dollars a day to test such equipment, and because of Bob’s conviction is a criminal offense, he could loose his job. Many of their new clients do background checks on employees of the company that will be handling their money; thus Bob’s employer could loose new contracts because of Bob’s conviction.

Once we are able to purchase the trial transcript and have some Appeals Attorneys look it over,  then we can and will inform all of you more about what their chances may be.

Just a note: Since Bob and Ed have not been sentenced yet (date April 21st at Fort Hood, TX. will be their sentencing), then both Bob and Ed are still stuck with their court appointed attorneys. They can not fire these attorneys since they went through the trial with them. These attorneys will no longer be representing Bob and Ed after the sentencing on April 21st. At that time both Bob and Ed have 10 days from that date to file a “Notice of Appeal” to the Appeals Court in New Orleans, La.. Then Bob and Ed can hire another attorney to represent them for the Appeal. So we are shopping for that attorney at this time.

A “Bob & Ed Defense Fund” has been established.             “Bob & Ed Defense Fund”

                                                                                                     c/o David Glover

                                                                                                           1207 San Juan

                                                                                                           White Oak, TX 75693

His email address in case anyone has questions is: donkey3183@prodigy.net

David Glover is an auditor for the State of Texas so no one should question his ability to properly handle the funds. Also David is well known in the detecting community and friend to many. He is known as a very responsible and dedicated person. I don’t believe any better a person could be ask to help Bob and Ed with their needs.

The transcript is over 230 pages long. Bob will be making copies for the attorneys, but it is costly. After any transcript is transcribed of a trial, it becomes accessible to the public.

All that is needed at this time is just enough for the purchase of the transcript “ONLY”!

Both Bob and Ed do not wish to waste donated funds, we will let you know if the appeal goes forward from here.

Thank you so much for your help.   Sincerely, Keith Wills 

Treasure Hunter's Secret Manual

UNDERSTANDING SYMBOLS

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CONCLUSION

WELL:  there you have it !  More stuff to read, study and enjoy until your next issue arrives in your email on April Fool's Day !!  Please send me your favorite links & stories !  LostTreasureUSA1@AOL.COM

 DEDICATION

AS ALWAYS:  to my wonderful wife TARA !  I need to find a BIG treasure real soon---so SHE can retire, also !

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