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Excerpted from news features: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- HEAVILY ARMED RELIGIOUS CULT BATTLES GOVERNMENT Troops have been called out after a skirmish involving government officials and a religious cult which has been gathering weapons in their "private city". The cult's leaders, who claim that God speaks to them, have told cult members to arm themselves in preparation for the end of the world, which they believe to me imminent. Weapons believed to be in their possession include large-bore military weapons as well as sporting arms. A recent series in nearby newspapers has exposed the plans of the cult to take power throughout the region. Troops have surrounded the cult's "city" after incidents in which officials have exchanged shots with cult members. There have been reports of children being seen in the cult compound, where discipline is said to be strictly administered. Governor Liliburn Boggs has issued an order that these "Mormons" are to be exterminated, or driven from the state . . . ----------------------------------------------------------------------- And that's the news, from 150 years ago . . . ============================================== Another file from The Soapbox BBS "Your Infotainment Specialist" An all text BBS specializing in e-zines and other unique text files. (919) 387-1152 - Up to 16.8 kbs - 8N1 Fidonet 1:151/142 - FREQ FILES for file list ===============================================

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