In the second-to-last week of October 1994, with midterm elections coming, the Indy made a few endorsements. Then as now, Manitou Springs was the focal point of a controversial campaign.
From "A Resounding No on 13":
The citizens of Manitou Springs have voted not once, but twice, to keep gambling out of their community. In 1991, 80 percent of the voters there opposed gambling. In 1993, they rejected gambling again by a 7-1 margin.
If Amendment 13 is passed on November 8, a group of entrepreneurs will have succeeded at overriding the will of the people. The residents of Manitou will have to accept up to 10,000 slot machines, poker and blackjack tables. A dangerous precedent would be set. All cities and towns in Colorado would stand to lose control over their destinies in future elections.
Stand up for the will of the people and vote no on Amendment 13 on November 8.
Editor's note: The measure would fail, 92 percent to 8 percent.
Kathryn Eastburn reviewed the new "tour de force" from an ascendant director.
From "Blood and Laughter in Palookaville":
A recounting of the details of the various subplots would tell you nothing important about this film. Pulp Fiction's richness lies in the eccentric and intelligent script and in Tarantino's brilliant direction. It's hard to believe or imagine how funny this film is, in spite of the abundance of blood and guts. Where we have grown accustomed to spare dialogue and high-tech, glossy visuals of shootings and explosions, we get witty, intricate lines woven with gritty shots of blood, cheesy sets and harsh lighting.
Tarantino keeps tongue firmly implanted in cheek throughout. Instead of overlooking the bloody potential of a loaded gun, he shows in explicit detail what happens when one goes off in the hands of an inexperienced marksman, or when one goes off accidentally ...
Rarely have I left the theater feeling that I have seen something genuinely original. With Pulp Fiction, that was precisely my experience. This one is the real thing, and one you won't soon forget.
And as usual, it was worth taking a jaunt through the personals:
• KNIGHT WITHOUT SHINING ARMOR: SWM, 23, seeks damsel in slight distress (SWF, 21-30). Let me fight your dragons and rescue you.
• A-Z: Attention buoyant confident darling, exhibiting foresight: Gentleman has innumerable joys, kindness, laughter. Marvelous nominee offered partnership. Questions? Respond soon to unleash, versatile woman x, your zest!
• CANDY MAN: Likes hugs and kisses, plain/peanut and Nutrageous are fine too! Don't wait till Payday, let's discover the Milky Way.