Dispatches: After the Apocalypse

For those who were residents of Waco last year, while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the FBI were laying siege to David Koresh and his followers, few have more painful memories than Robert and Marcia Spoon, who live on narrow Double EE Ranch Road, across from Mount Carmel, the former Branch Davidian compound. Startled by gunshots early on the Sunday morning in February when agents of the ATF raided the compound, the couple and their daughter Amanda, now 6, waited out the fighting crouched in back rooms. Later, with only the clothes on their backs, they fled across...

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