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Seagull
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This is not important in the grand scheme of the Zodiac case but is a cool little piece of memorabilia. Tom V sent a copy to a few people and said it was shareable.

www.santarosahitchhikermurders.com

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 4:56 am
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Thanks for sharing this Tom & Seagull. Much appreciated.

Looks like it was written yesterday.

I hope you don’t mine me re-sizing it.


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 5:50 am
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Pretty cool stuff, thanks

There is more than one way to lose your life to a killer

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Posted : November 4, 2013 6:19 am
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It is cool to see, Thank you Tom & Seagull for sharing with us.
I’ve seen Christ Pappakostas name prior, regarding the parade. And his first name reminded me of Christmass. Synchcronicity, I guess!?

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Posted : November 4, 2013 7:42 am
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By coincidence, it happens that Christ Pappakostas is in the news today.

Here is a link to the article in the Vallejo Times-Herald:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/c … t-40-years

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 8:12 am
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Oh wow, his family owned the Victory Store on Virginia St. The Victory Store was the "army" surplus store in town. It has been suggested that the wing walker shoes could have been purchased at a surplus store. Sounds like it’s still there.

I still have a teapot I bought at that store back in the early ’70’s. The thing was made like a battleship, heavy ceramic that stays warm for a long time.

www.santarosahitchhikermurders.com

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 8:24 am
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By coincidence, it happens that Christ Pappakostas is in the news today.

Here is a link to the article in the Vallejo Times-Herald:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/c … t-40-years

Wow!

I wonder what he looked like when he was younger. ;)


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 8:37 am
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Oh wow, his family owned the Victory Store on Virginia St. The Victory Store was the "army" surplus store in town. It has been suggested that the wing walker shoes could have been purchased at a surplus store. Sounds like it’s still there.

I still have a teapot I bought at that store back in the early ’70’s. The thing was made like a battleship, heavy ceramic that stays warm for a long time.

Victory Stores in still in Vallejo. Still has the same things, probably the same tea pots! Recently purchased some T-Shirts there for friends.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= … 9444,d.cGE

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Posted : November 4, 2013 8:42 am
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It is cool to see, Thank you Tom & Seagull for sharing with us.
I’ve seen Christ Pappakostas name prior, regarding the parade. And his first name reminded me of Christmass. Synchcronicity, I guess!?

By coincidence, it happens that Christ Pappakostas is in the news today.

Here is a link to the article in the Vallejo Times-Herald:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/c … t-40-years

Yes, Ricardo & I have discussed Christ Pappakostas’s name before. But today, two Firecracker reports & a Newspaper report is amazing.
Let’s start digging….

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Posted : November 4, 2013 8:47 am
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Lot’s of articles on Chris Pappakostas.
He’s on the Parish Counsel for the Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Vallejo, California

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= … 9444,d.cGE

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Posted : November 4, 2013 9:09 am
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By coincidence, it happens that Christ Pappakostas is in the news today.

Here is a link to the article in the Vallejo Times-Herald:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/c … t-40-years

Wow!

I wonder what he looked like when he was younger. ;)

Here’s an article from the VTH, Jan. 26, 1974 with his picture.

www.santarosahitchhikermurders.com

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 9:19 am
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By coincidence, it happens that Christ Pappakostas is in the news today.

Here is a link to the article in the Vallejo Times-Herald:

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/c … t-40-years

Wow!

I wonder what he looked like when he was younger. ;)

Here’s an article from the VTH, Jan. 26, 1974 with his picture.

Thanks for posting. He reminds me of someone not regarding Zodiac.

Quite a name to live up to. Christ? Certainly a Greek name.


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 10:57 am
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This guy was born in 1900, TOO OLD TO BE Z….. but I see where you were going

There is more than one way to lose your life to a killer

http://www.zodiackillersite.com/
http://zodiackillersite.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/Morf13ZKS

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 7:30 pm
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This guy was born in 1900, TOO OLD TO BE Z….. but I see where you were going

Not so fast, there was a Christ Pappakostas in Vallejo born in 1900, and one(his son I guess)born in 1940(not sure that 1940 is correct for his DOB). Which one was involved in the parade?

There is more than one way to lose your life to a killer

http://www.zodiackillersite.com/
http://zodiackillersite.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/Morf13ZKS

 
Posted : November 4, 2013 7:32 pm
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I found this July 3, 1969 VTH article that has been transcribed by Starless at her website. I am confused after reading it. Christina is not mentioned in the article. It is obvious that Christina did some work on the Miss Firecracker contest because we have the letter thanking her for her efforts. She apparently did not win that contest as someone else is named as having won. Christina is not mentioned as a contestant?????

http://officialcoldcaseinvestigations.c … hp?p=34190

This post was made 12-17-2008

BIGGEST EVER JULY 4 PARADE

Ruth White, sponsored by the Springstowne Association, amassed a record number of points to win the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce’s annual "Miss Firecracker" competition for queen of the 4th of July Parade.

Miss White’s 8.370 points, gained for selling Independence Day buttons was the largest total ever according to contest committee chairman Malcolm Tipp.

First runner-up was Christine Thomas, sponsored by the Downtown Association.

Following in order were Roberta Shanke, Denise Karry, Debbie Howard, Patti Horst, Julie Mareos, Annet Adkins, Jeanette Lake, and Cathy Mueller.

Their efforts raised $3,000 to help the Independence Day Committee put on it’s annual July 4 Parade Thursday.

Christ Pappakostas, general chairman of Independence Day activities congratulated the girls for a fine job.

Pappakostas promised this year’s celebration will be the biggest and best ever. There is no need for anyone who lives within 50 miles of Vallejo to plan on leaving town as Vallejo will be the place to be on July 4," he said.

Vallejo’s big Independence Day parade, which will open a day long schedule of special Fourth of July events here Thursday will begin at 10 a.m. at Tennessee and Amador Streets.

The line of March will be West on Tennessee street to Sonoma Blvd. south to Georgia Street and west on Georgia past the reviewing stand on Sacremento street where it will disband.

Parade awards will be made in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the office of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce at 2 Florida st., following a series of band concerts, baseball games, a pom-pon girl competition and a demonstration of Riverside warfare tactics at 2:30 p.m. in Mare Island Channel by Units of Coast Division No. 11 from Mare Island.

The Fourth of July program will wind up with a lighted boat parade in Mare Island Channel at 9 p.m. followed by an aerial fireworks display at 9:20 p.m. over Mare Island Strait just south of Vallejo Yacht Club.

Vallejo, Times Herald
July 3, 1969
Wednesday

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