June 23, 2000
Austin Chronicle
By Robert Bryce, Joe Ellis and Jim Moore

The blame game started just after the last body bag was zipped up. Four agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and six Branch Davidians were dead. The emergency room at Providence Hospital in Waco was awash in the blood of injured ATF agents. David Koresh, still holed up in his compound, was bleeding from gunshot wounds in his right wrist and left hip.

June 19, 2000

What does Mumia Abu-Jamal have that David Koresh doesn't? From Ed Asner to Alice Walker, liberals have flocked to defend Mumia -- convicted in 1982 of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner -- criticizing the way police and prosecutors handled his case and demanding a new trial. Luminaries of the left marched, chanted and purchased full-page ads in the New York Times to appeal to state and federal authorities to provide for Mumia, who has been on Pennsylvania's death row for 18 years.

May 28, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Face it, George W. Bush is going to be our next president. And you don't have to be a political genius or a mathematician to understand why. Bush was just re-elected in a landslide. As a presidential candidate, he wins all 32 of Texas' electoral college votes without breaking a sweat.

May 9, 1997
Texas Observer

George W. Bush loves baseball. And why not? After all, baseball has been very good to the governor.

June 1996
Texas Monthly

When Robert L. Waltrip's time comes, he will likely get the same treatment accorded any of his customers at Houston's Service Corporation International (SCI). Two men will pick him up, place him in a black plastic bag, lift him onto a stretcher, load him into a dark-colored vehicle, and drive him to a low-slung metal building at Thirty-Fourth Street and Ella Road -- what SCI insiders call the prep center.

November 2, 1995
The New York Times

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation has canceled $100 million in political risk insurance for a huge gold mining project in Indonesia that is operated by Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold Inc.

November 30, 1993
Christian Science Monitor

Long before ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), United States energy producers were finding a fertile market in Mexico. Surging population growth, coupled with expanding industrialization, have increased Mexico's energy appetite by nearly 300 percent over the past 20 years. To meet the demand, Mexico has been importing increasing amounts of natural gas and liquid petroleum products from US oil and gas producers.

October 20, 1992
The Dallas Morning News

Vice presidential candidate Al Gore has recommended a tax on carbon-based fuels as a way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, cut air pollution and save energy. Because of his support for the tax, he is under attack. Rich Bond, chairman of the Republican National Committee, recently called Mr. Gore an "international environmental extremist.'

April 18, 1991
Christian Science Monitor

When a Texaco pipeline broke and spilled a million gallons of crude oil, ruining six acres of his grassland and contaminating his groundwater, Rex Pigmon got mad. When the company offered the west Texas rancher $1,200 for the damage, he got a lawyer.

March 19, 1990
Christian Science Monitor

(Big Spring, Texas) Cash Schriefer says he knew the bird he was fishing out of the oil waste pit in southern Oklahoma in late January was big. He thought it was a goose at first, says the United States Fish and Wildlife Service special agent. But when Mr. Schriefer finally pulled the oil-covered bird out of the abandoned waste pit, he was amazed at its size. A six-foot wingspan, massive talons, and yellow beak told Schriefer immediately that the bird was a bald eagle.

November 17, 1989
Tulsa Tribune

From the air, the small lakes and lagoons that dot the oil fields of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico look inviting to migrant birds. But many of the water holes are fouled with oil that sticks to the feathers of ducks, herons, cranes and geese and slowly suffocates them.

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