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May 1, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite hopeful predictions of an impending surrender, the armed standoff with members of the so-called Republic of Texas dragged through a fourth day on Wednesday, with state police reporting that all talks with the anti-government separatists had broken off. Law enforcement officials expressed dismay over the impasse, noting that a proposed settlement with the group's self-styled "ambassador," Richard L. McLaren, had been drafted the day before.
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June 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The wife of a Texas separatist leader who held off police last month in the mountains of west Texas pleaded not guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges. Evelyn McLaren, 50, said in a written statement to U.S. District Judge Joe Fish in Dallas that she was a "Texian," not a citizen of the United States, and therefore not bound by U.S. laws.
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NEWS
May 2, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police on Thursday cut electrical power to the ramshackle trailer here in the West Texas mountains where armed separatists have been holed up for five days. Despite a promise not to pull the plug as long as Richard L. McLaren and members of his so-called Republic of Texas were willing to resume negotiations, authorities decided the measure was necessary "just to show that the Department of Public Safety is serious about bringing this matter to a resolution," said state police spokesman Mike Cox.
NEWS
May 22, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Rick McLaren were just another yahoo with a gun, he probably wouldn't have enjoyed even 15 minutes of fame, much less a full week in the media limelight. Rifle-wielding fugitives holed up in ramshackle trailers, after all, are about as unusual as freeway pileups on a holiday weekend. It's certainly not the sort of event that normally commands an international army of more than 100 journalists, everyone from Agence France-Presse to Playboy to the "Today" show to, well . . .
NEWS
May 5, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two armed militants remained at large in the Davis Mountains on Sunday, one of several loose ends from last week's anti-government standoff that continue to keep this tiny West Texas town on edge. A day after five compatriots surrendered to authorities outside their ramshackle hide-out, Richard Frank Keyes III and Mike Matson, both 21, were still nowhere to be found, despite a dragnet of mounted patrols, bloodhounds and military aircraft equipped with heat-seeking equipment.
NEWS
April 30, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is not even a native Texan, this headstrong militiaman waging war over his beloved Lone Star State. No, Richard L. McLaren, the self-styled "ambassador" of the so-called Republic of Texas, is actually from St. Louis. He wrote a book report in the third grade about the Alamo. A confused sense of history and a keen sense of mythology later brought him here to meet his fate.
NEWS
May 3, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this week, few of Richard L. McLaren's neighbors thought he could mess up their lives any more than he already had. Sure, his half-cocked paper war long had clouded the natural splendor of their Davis Mountains Resort homes, his endless blizzard of bogus liens and petty lawsuits, common-law declarations and secessionist manifestoes forcing many of them to spend thousands of dollars--even bequeathing him acres of land--just so he would leave them alone.
NEWS
May 22, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Rick McLaren were just another yahoo with a gun, he probably wouldn't have enjoyed even 15 minutes of fame, much less a full week in the media limelight. Rifle-wielding fugitives holed up in ramshackle trailers, after all, are about as unusual as freeway pileups on a holiday weekend. It's certainly not the sort of event that normally commands an international army of more than 100 journalists, everyone from Agence France-Presse to Playboy to the "Today" show to, well . . .
NEWS
June 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The wife of a Texas separatist leader who held off police last month in the mountains of west Texas pleaded not guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges. Evelyn McLaren, 50, said in a written statement to U.S. District Judge Joe Fish in Dallas that she was a "Texian," not a citizen of the United States, and therefore not bound by U.S. laws.
NEWS
May 9, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal prosecutors unsealed indictments against five "Republic of Texas" members, who are accused of conspiring with leader Richard L. McLaren to issue $1.8 billion in worthless financial warrants. The five, including Steven Craig Creer, acting president of one of the group's factions, appeared in federal court in Dallas on bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy charges. None of the five took part in the militia's standoff with police.
NEWS
May 5, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two armed militants remained at large in the Davis Mountains on Sunday, one of several loose ends from last week's anti-government standoff that continue to keep this tiny West Texas town on edge. A day after five compatriots surrendered to authorities outside their ramshackle hide-out, Richard Frank Keyes III and Mike Matson, both 21, were still nowhere to be found, despite a dragnet of mounted patrols, bloodhounds and military aircraft equipped with heat-seeking equipment.
NEWS
May 3, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until this week, few of Richard L. McLaren's neighbors thought he could mess up their lives any more than he already had. Sure, his half-cocked paper war long had clouded the natural splendor of their Davis Mountains Resort homes, his endless blizzard of bogus liens and petty lawsuits, common-law declarations and secessionist manifestoes forcing many of them to spend thousands of dollars--even bequeathing him acres of land--just so he would leave them alone.
NEWS
May 2, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police on Thursday cut electrical power to the ramshackle trailer here in the West Texas mountains where armed separatists have been holed up for five days. Despite a promise not to pull the plug as long as Richard L. McLaren and members of his so-called Republic of Texas were willing to resume negotiations, authorities decided the measure was necessary "just to show that the Department of Public Safety is serious about bringing this matter to a resolution," said state police spokesman Mike Cox.
NEWS
May 1, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite hopeful predictions of an impending surrender, the armed standoff with members of the so-called Republic of Texas dragged through a fourth day on Wednesday, with state police reporting that all talks with the anti-government separatists had broken off. Law enforcement officials expressed dismay over the impasse, noting that a proposed settlement with the group's self-styled "ambassador," Richard L. McLaren, had been drafted the day before.
NEWS
April 30, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is not even a native Texan, this headstrong militiaman waging war over his beloved Lone Star State. No, Richard L. McLaren, the self-styled "ambassador" of the so-called Republic of Texas, is actually from St. Louis. He wrote a book report in the third grade about the Alamo. A confused sense of history and a keen sense of mythology later brought him here to meet his fate.
NEWS
May 7, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Authorities scaled back their search for a fugitive member of the "Republic of Texas" secessionist group, expecting him to be driven from the rugged terrain by thirst, hunger and wild animals. Two of the group's members fled into the mountainside before leader Richard L. McLaren and three followers ended their standoff. One of the fugitives, Mike Matson, 48, was killed in a shootout with authorities.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1997 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Saturday Journal": Sebastian Mallay of the Economist; Tim Goeglein, press secretary for Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": New dating rituals; author Carl Anthony; diet and exercise, 6 a.m. (4). "Evans & Novak": Rep. David E. Bonior (D-Mich.), 2:30 p.m.; repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, 2:30 p.m. (28).
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