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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 11:41 AM
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JONESTOWN 25 Years Later
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Twenty-five years ago, on Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 members of the Rev.

Jim Jones' Peoples Temple perished in the South American jungle, either shot, injected or otherwise poisoned by the deadly punch he had ordered them to drink.

The world was shocked by Jonestown. But interviews with people who knew Jones before he brought his congregation to California reveal early warning signs in the young life of this crazed prophet -- the quick temper, the lust for power, the turning points from which there would be no turning back.

The spiritual journey of Jim Jones would end in a remote jungle compound littered with bloated bodies. But it began with a troubled farm boy in America's heartland.

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http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/18...

(This is still a deep wound in the North Bay area)
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