MONTANA FAMILY VALUES

FOUR PEOPLE WALK OUT OF THE FREEMEN COMPOUND, BUT A TOUGH FARMING CLAN KEEPS THE SIEGE GOING

The FBI's cut-off of electrical power undoubtedly had something to do with Gloria Ward's decision to walk out of the Freemen's Montana compound last week with her husband Elwyn and her two daughters--the first people to leave the besieged ranch since April. So, probably, did the threat of violence implied by the bureau's moving three armored vehicles near the place. And so did the State of Utah's offer to drop felony charges against Ward for taking her children out of state in the midst of a custody battle. But the real credit, say federal officials, goes to Ward's sister, who had...

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