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Sam Gideon Anson and David Cogan

A Death in Texas

Photo by AP/Wide World It was unlike anything the town of Huntsville, Texas, pop. 28,356, had seen in 20 years. By noon last Thursday, with the temperatures climbing into the mid-90s, the downtown streets were deserted, all but a vitamin-supplement store having closed their doors to business. In a vacant......

Baca's Debacle

Photo by Ted SoquiTWO DAYS BEFORE HIS INAUGUration as sheriff of Los Angeles County, Leroy D. Baca took the seat of honor at a banquet on the quiet, manicured grounds of the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. The event reflected the multiethnic reality behind Baca's victory. He'd campaigned extensively......