Oregon: A Blast from The Past

A Blast from The Past

Terrence Peter Jackson lived quietly in a small rented house in Eugene and worked as a physical therapist for a local hospital. But when the FBI came to his door last week, Jackson admitted to being Silas Trim Bissell, 44, one of the founders of the violent Weather Underground movement and a fugitive since 1970, when he skipped bail on charges of conspiring to bomb a Reserve Officer Training Center in Seattle.

Bissell, whose face was recognized from a post office wanted poster, was described by friends and co-workers as a gentle, mild-mannered man who painted in his spare time. "If...