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W hatever an investigation of the Waco incident of 1993 reveals, the reality is that the fatal error occurred because federal agents did not take the David Koresh and the Branch Davidians seriously enough to do their homework on the sect's apocalyptic beliefs.

Rowdiness at a run-down Austin motel has spilled out into the adjoining streets of the neighborhood, resulting in burglarized houses and trashed yards, and residents want something done about the problem.

David Franklin's wife took their six children and disappeared. She said they were being abused by her husband. He said he never touched them. Who do you believe? And how would you find out the truth?

Plus, Nashville tries a different kind of public housing, some of Chicago's odd jobs, Mexican miners get the shaft, and more.



Columns
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The Knife Edge of Peace [12]
How to be and not to be.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Nursery School Daze [13]
With kids and moms, saying good-bye is the hardest thing to do.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Good to Be Alive [14]
Post-op reflections.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Captain Opinion [15]
Task force charade.
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Big Show [16]
2000 Ford Excursion super SUV.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [17]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants [18]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.
— R.U. Steinberg, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [19]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.
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Volume III, Issue 13
September 20 - September 27, 1999  
 
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Features
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Waiting for the Flames [2]
Six years after the fire at Waco, David Koresh's followers are actively recruiting new converts, and Congress is asking whether the FBI set the fire, but that's not the most important question.
— David Valdes Greenwood, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Exile on 48th Street [3]
Neighbors say they won't rest until a troublesome roadside inn is shut down.
— Rob D'Amico, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
He Said/She Said [4]
Where are David Franklin's missing children?
— Dan Huff, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Living Room [5]
Nashville's newest public housing developments are like Pleasantvilles for the poor.
— Christine Kreyling, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Strange Days [6]
Punching the clock on some of Chicago's oddest jobs.
— Carl Kozlowski, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Hard Rock, Hard Times [7]
Life isn't getting any better across the border in Cananea, Mexico.
— Tim Vanderpool, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Reunited [8]
What happens when CBS and Viacom get back together?
— Jim Hanas, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
A Trendsetting State [9]
Once a "ruffian," Tennessee is a political bellwether.
— Phillip Langsdon, MEMPHIS FLYER
 
The Bare Witch Project [10]
The invitation came from someone you wouldn't expect to plan a nude witch wedding.
— Audrey Schulman, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Deacon Blues [11]
What to do with a wild bear cub who doesn't know he's wild?
— Matt Pulle, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

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