Check water

So, David Koresh (aka Vernon Howell) is responsible for killing four federal agents destroying four families.

In spite of that, the federal authorities allowed him to lead them by the nose for 51 days, trying every way possible to save the people in the compound.

Now the American public is asking if they did “all they could” to bring this to a peaceful conclusion. I think somebody needs to check the Waco water supply. I think Elvis has been skinny-dipping again.

I don’t know which is worse — the way those children had to live, or the way they had to die.

Dorothy Bland


Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part Two appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

Read the accounts of April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.