The kIdnapping and murder of Adolph Coors III

We have all heard of Coors beer and some of us probably drink it every once in a while. I do. But not so many of us know the story and the drama behind the name.Adolph Coors stowed away to America at the age of 21 with a dream of brewing great beers. He realizedContinue reading “The kIdnapping and murder of Adolph Coors III”

The bizarre abduction of Patty Hearst

  On February 4  1974, 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was abducted from the apartment she shared with her fiancée in Berkeley, California. Stephen Weed, Hearst’s fiance, was beaten unconscious by the two abductors. Soon, a ransom demand came from the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), a radical activist group led by Donald DeFreeze.. But a few short monthsContinue reading “The bizarre abduction of Patty Hearst”

The kidnapping of Dr Herrema by the IRA

On October 3rd, 1975, Dr Tiede Herrema was driving from his home in Castletroy, Co Limerick, to an early-morning meeting at the Ferenka steel plant at Annacotty, when he was abducted by two republicans, Marion Coyle and Eddie Gallagher.   Herrema, , had been dispatched by the parent company in his native Netherlands to troubleshootContinue reading “The kidnapping of Dr Herrema by the IRA”

The tragic life of John Paul Getty III

Most people will be aware of the name Getty be it from Getty Oil or Getty Images Getty Oil was founded by J.Paul Getty sr. in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American,while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approximately $8.8 billionContinue reading “The tragic life of John Paul Getty III”