Monday, April 19, 2010

U.S. Secret Service -- Letter 6/10/98

June 10, 1998
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530

Phillip C. Leadroot, S.A.
U.S. Secret Service
Washington, DC 20036

Dear Mr. Leadroot:

I want to give the names and relationships of a few additional people that may be of marginal interest to the U.S. Secret Service or other federal law enforcement agencies.

A letter dated June 28, 1997 addressed to Kenneth R. Glick, Esq. (copy attached) refers to an individual named Sheryl Dyner. This letter will apprise you of some background information about Sheryl Dyner and several persons related to her, either directly or indirectly.

Sheryl Dyner -- date of birth September 27, 1953. Graduated with a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University in May 1975. We were in the same class at Penn State, but I did not know her until her employment at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, where she was hired by Bruce H. Kleinstein, Ph.D., during the summer of 1975. It was her first job out of college. She initially assisted an employee named Irene Jacobs, who also worked for Kleinstein; Jacobs supervised the publication of a scientific publication titled Gastroenterology Abstracts.

Incidental personal data about Dyner: her father used to wear a pith helmet, and her mother collected Lladro porcellain. She had an older brother who worked for the U.S. Postal Service; the brother had lost a sneaker during a vacation to Mount Rushmore. I remember that Dyner had taken at least two Caribbean vacations: once to Ocho Rios.

Irene Jacobs was married to a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia whose area of expertise is the social aspects of unidentified flying objects (UFO's). He may have been a professor of sociology, but that's a guess. I have seen him interviewed on a number of network TV shows over the years.  [Irene Jacobs is married to Temple University History professor, Dr. David Jacobs, a leading authority on UFOs.]

In the late 1970s Dyner dated an engineer at the Franklin Institute named Ken Kaufman. Kaufman had attended the University of Pennsylvania, and, coincidentally, had been a student of Dr. David White, a chemistry professor at Penn whose daughter, Sharon White Glick, also worked at the Franklin Institute. Apparently, Kaufman believed that Dr. White had screwed him on a course grade; Sharon White stuck up for her father.

In the late 1970s Dyner moved into an apartment with Betty Burneman, a close friend, in an apartment complex in Philadelphia. I believe Burneman's mother was a holocaust survivor. The apartment was a garden-type complex.

Burneman was employed as a news reader on radio station WWDB in Philadelphia, a 24-hour FM talk station. She worked the afternoon shift; she prepared the news copy and read the copy on the half hour.

I believe Burneman had a sexual relationship with one of the talk show hosts, Jerry Williams. Williams was married; the affair was clandestine--the wife didn't know. Williams had earlier worked at a radio station in Boston, WBZ. He's well known in talk radio circles. He was at least 20 years older than Burneman. I know that clandestine sexual relationships can be a good interrogation tool.

I believe Burneman's shift, in the afternoon, was during the Frank Ford Show.

In the late 1970's Frank Ford (Edward Felbin) worked at WWDB as a talk show host. He left in about the fall of 1982, following a contract dispute. Ford is married to Philadelphia District Attorney and former Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court judge, Lynne M. Abraham. At the time Ford and Abraham resided in Society Hill in Philadelphia.

Ford served in the Air Force in World War II; I vaguely recall his mentioning that he was stationed in England. Ford attended the University of Pennsylvania and had a double major: English and Economics. Ford's father had been in the wholesale food business (?).

Coincidentally, another talk show host at radio station WWDB in the late 1970s, Bob Grant (Robert Gigante), resided at the same apartment complex as Sheryl Dyner. Grant is a nationally-known and controversial talk show host who, I believe, currently has a radio program in New York City.

For many years an individual named Sid Mark had a jazz radio program on WWDB's predecessor station. When WWDB adopted a talk format, Sid Mark continued his jazz program that featured the music of Frank Sinatra. I believe that Sid Mark's show "Friday with Frank" was, and may still be, nationally syndicated.

In the late 1970's Mark, who has an interest in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, had a talk radio program once a week that featured a local psychoanalyst, a "Dr. Greenspan," who at that time was affiliated with the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital, a psychoanalytic training institute in West Philadelphia. One of Dr. Greenspan's colleagues at the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital was Dr. Donna Kotzen.

Dr. Kotzen was a friend of my sister's (Estelle Jacobson) in high school (The Philadelphia High School for Girls). I recall that my sister attended a high school graduation party in the spring of 1965 at Kotzen's parents' house, I believe on Upsal Street in Northwest Philadelphia. I do not believe my sister and Kotzen had any contacts following high school (206th graduating class: 1965). Kotzen is a medical doctor.


Gary Freedman