of Newcastle have preserved the Town Moor for 900 years since the time of King John, and women have always been denied the honorific title.
The group of lawbreakers, known as the Freemen
, reportedly held strong anti-government beliefs, threatened public officials, and produced fraudulent financial instruments to purchase vehicles and cover tax and mortgage debts.
But soaring lumber prices could cause a home building fizzle and create another recession," Freemen
informed President Clinton.
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Even as a weekend rodeo replaces defiant Freemen
as this town's chief roadside attraction, Americans elsewhere should brace for more Freemen
-like extremists, watchdog groups say.
All 16 remaining members of the anti-government Freemen
surrendered to the FBI and left their ranch Thursday, ending the 81-day standoff without the bloodshed of Waco and Ruby Ridge.
With the blessing of a jailed Freemen
leader, FBI agents and members of the extremist group positioned themselves Wednesday for a dramatic surrender ending the 80-day standoff.
leader was flown by the FBI to Billings on Tuesday to confer with a jailed comrade about a possible surrender by the 17 people remaining in the ranch surrounded by federal agents.
In the first defections from the right-wing Freemen
fugitives in two months, a couple, along with the woman's two children, Thursday voluntarily left the group's High Plains farmhouse and were whisked away by federal agents.
The FBI brought black armored cars and a rescue helicopter to their staging area near the Freemen
ranch Friday, saying they might be needed to help end the standoff with the armed anti-government fugitives.
Officials said they decided to evict the media after a Fox Television news crew went to a fence around the compound Tuesday night and negotiated for interviews with the Freemen
without telling the government beforehand.
As the second month of the Freemen
standoff in Montana ended Friday, no tangible results remained from weeks of negotiations by two right-wing mediators.