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Miller’s Super Market

Moab, Utah -- Wesley Wayne Smith, recently escaped from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, was fatally wounded late last night in an armed confrontation after a…

Letters (June 26, 1996)

Reading the Anderson Valley Advertiser seems a lot like getting dispatches from some Third World banana republic. Tankman Tuso is head of the local death squad who sends his men out into the dark of night to grease the local natives and crack the heads of any rebel upstarts. Persecuting Attorney Massini takes care of business for the rich fat-cat landholders and handles the cattle prod during peasant interrogations. Clueless Judge Luther rubber-stamps into the jailhouse any poor devils the dynamic duo of law enforcement bounce into his Court of Kangaroo.

Ward Stories

A joint called Polo's on Mason near Market, needing another bartender, put an ad in the paper the other day. Fifty applicants showed up.  Polo's…

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

All I can say in my defense is that it seemed like a good idea at the time. A bunch of arms-chair jocks getting together…

Fort Bragg: My Hometown

Fort Bragg -- where the streets are straight, the fish are biting and the bars stay open in all weather. When I was a mallet-headed…

Last Of Her Tribe

She looked so small, so strangely ageless as though the weight of her 95 years was a garment to be hung carelessly around her shoulders.…

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