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October 13, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this tiny Swiss village, farmer Claude Torche personifies the national character. Sure, he said, he had seen some of the people who lived in the farmhouse on the hill. But he minded his own business. And he had no idea it was a cult until firefighters found 23 bullet-riddled bodies there. Cheiry, population 240, "is a quiet place," Torche explained the next day as he milked his cows. "And something like this, well, it's especially strange for Switzerland."
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October 13, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this tiny Swiss village, farmer Claude Torche personifies the national character. Sure, he said, he had seen some of the people who lived in the farmhouse on the hill. But he minded his own business. And he had no idea it was a cult until firefighters found 23 bullet-riddled bodies there. Cheiry, population 240, "is a quiet place," Torche explained the next day as he milked his cows. "And something like this, well, it's especially strange for Switzerland."
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December 28, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A team of French investigators concluded Wednesday that two of 16 cult members found dead in the Alps last weekend "methodically" shot and killed the other adults and three children before setting fire to the bodies and turning the guns on themselves.
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November 14, 2000 | LISA GETTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a wearying 24 hours at work in the midst of chaos over last week's presidential election, an exhausted Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris took a moment to reflect on her role in the process. "I feel so historic," she said. Little did she know. By ruling Monday that all of Florida's 67 counties would have to complete their ballot recounts by 5 p.m. EST today--a move backed by the campaign of GOP Texas Gov. George W.
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