Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Louisville bedevils wins NCAA title. SEBPAQf 19 Circulc News-Bu 268-5000 HOWELL MICROFILMS p 0. BOX 1558 VOL Cl NO. 77 Fair A For sss pagt 9. APRIL 25 Cents GOOD POUT FORGET The Red Cross Bloodmobile available from 3 to 9 p.m today at 205 Berrywood Drive in Severna wiU also welcome blood donors from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Department of Natural Re- 500 Taylor and at the County Police Depart- ment Headquarters on Route 3 in Mfflersville. AREA THE SCHOOL BOARD has a new student member. Page 29. TALK OF THE TOWN CITY DOCK needs repairs. Page 29. BUSINESS LOW MORTGAGE rates have helped asses- sors and Realtors. Page 11. REVIEW PHILADELPHIA Sto- is a bland production. ENTERTAINMENT LEON FLEISHER will cete- brate the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Silver Jubilee. BAISE SALES TAXES to toiCttve Attorney General Stephen H. Sachs Page 4. NATION A MEXICAN AIRLINER crashes. Ptge 2. MEDICARE spending must be cut or taxes trustees say. Page SPORTS MARYLAND GRAD Billy Hahn is the new head coach at Ohio. Page 19. A country music disc Jockey who said he was locked himself oil .studio and played This Job and Sieve for hours. CHA1UE BEE began play- tag the Johnny Paycheck hit Just after 5 p.m. Monday and attracted about 250 curious lis- teners to the WAPG-AM and WOKD-FM studios before he left after said spokeswoman Dixie Dakos. Bee played the song over and barricaded inside the control booth. Among the com- plaints he aired were that he had had to work on his birthday. little people are impor- Bee told listeners. the sound of pounding on the booth door was heard over the strains of the followed by another comment from is my show and they're not going to tell me what to said listener Dolly Arcadia police Offi- cer Dan Ford asked donH you want to go toner Bee left quietly with but was not arrested. was fed Bee refusing to give details. For a look at other people tn the news LOTTERY NsiBbers drawn Three-digit Caleadar CUsjMed Ada Cortes .IS I WAY Cult's recruitment spreads brainwashing fears Editor's Capital Staff Writer Lor- raine Abeam a two-part series exploring The Way the fast- est-growing religious cult in America. By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer Last fall Bernie and Mary Lu Lammers noticed a sudden change coming over their 19-year-old son Wayne. It was not the kind of change parents are warned about in pamphlets and public service announcements on the surface it seemed like a good thing. Wayne's room went from messy to be started keeping his hair wearing a sports coat and and he was always home before mid- night The Davidsonvflle couple didn't worry that their son was spending all his spare time with The Way a re- teaching and fellowship he'd been invited to by a girl he met. She came to the house for dinner one and though the Lammers thought her strangely single-minded in religious they saw no cause for concern. was Bernie's last words when she .left that 'She's Mrs. Lammers recalls. wasn't some kind of hippie who was going to get him into Yet as the weeks wore Wayne's parents had the gnawing feeling that some- thing had He became openly but at the same time appeared dazed. _ Qw stibt Us left ttnntefc naming out in the and another night he sides- wiped a guardrail without explanation. He would waft over to a and forget what be was looking and he was suddenly FORMER COLLEGE football player L Craig Martlndale set a new course for The a religious group. performing so poorly at his electrician's job of IB months that he was close to being fired. the Lammers never dreamed that by Christmas would a team of six deprogrammers to majrch into their rouse their sleeping sou and spirit him off to a at cost of more than they would spend a week trying to erase the effects of alleged But one day around Thanksgiving the pieces of the puzzle began to fit together. Leafing through a newspaper Mrs. Lam- mers noticed a headline that To To her The Way Interna- tional was at the top of the list. Though far less familiar than the Church of Scientology or Sun Myung Moon's Unifi- cation The Way International is considered the largest and fastest-growing cult in the United States. Membership ex- ceeds and the Ohio headquarters reports assets of 130 million for 1985 up from million in 1980. While followers deny the The Way has a history of radical controversy. Along with ex-members' charges of brain- washing are documented reports of small- weapons anti-Semitic political meddling and shattered family relationships. a destructive cult that uses mind control said Rick a 37- year-old Pasadena man who recently broke with the group. get away with it by 'We're a religious group.' think you can make a good case for mind agreed Kevin a psychologist at an Iowa rehabilitation center for ex-cult members. can draw paral- lels with Patti anything back to the Unlike members of such Eastern-influ- enced sects as Hare Krishna or the Unifica- tion The Way followers do not shave their sen flowers by the roadside or gather for mass weddings at Madison Square Garden. The Way started recruiting on Page CoL THE WAY'S TONGUES TALK By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer One after another the followers sitting in a circle in the Hillsmere Shores den are called upon to speak in shanda- says a young Way missionary sitting stiffly ojn the couch with his eyes closed. The repetitious Greek-sounding sylla- bles are immediately interpreted by the same person who spoke them. They are the final lesson in the for Abundant The Way International's prerequisite to giving you to the Bible with cal accuracy and scientific The gathering is a Sunday morning meeting at the home of Mark the 33-year-old coordinator of The Way in Anne Arundel County. After the speaking in tongues and the Jones asks for several fol- lowers to give and all listen with their eyes tightly shut. This group of a dozen or so members are mostly in their 20s and 30s. They effusively friendly and lavish attention upon a newcomer.. One Way veteran asks is it you want out of The followers are from all over the M Page CoL r Crab season opens 'Real good9 year expected By EFFIE COTTMAN Saff Writer In St. the Cantler. brothers are baiting their pots. In oyster tongs are giving way to trot lines. And in Mike Piera's mouth is watering. The Chesapeake Bay blue Maryland's culinary claim to arrives today. been a long moaned owner of Mike's Crab House on the South River. wait for uw By the time the season opened at dealers and crab aficionados already were han- kering for Old Bay if asking. I cold have sold a hundred salf Bert Kap- pel owner of the AnaaptUs Produce Market But discriminating pslatea will wait tor the meatiest which remain in deep water tbe reach of crab trot fines and WATERMAN and restaurant owner Jimmy Csntlsr atocka crab pota at hia Mill Craok dock yesterday. Season opened today. crabs are real small. They're really not that good for said Mike who works at the Fisherman's Seafood Market at Kent Narrows. Tbe mar- ket doesn't bother selling crabs until the big Jimmies start taking be said. last couple of seasons we got an early but I don't think this said Jim owner of the Riverside Inn on Mill Creek. been a cool spring. We need a lot more 75-degree Cantler and hli brothers dropped off a few crab pots today to test the waters. Most watermen continued oyster longing through yesterday and have to switch gear before vying for according to Harold owner of W.A. Thomas and Sons in Grasonville. By tbe end of the more commercial crabbers wfll head to the southern where warmer water makes jimmies more active. In about a there should be a hearty supply near Annapolis. crabbing doesn't really get going good until mid said Ray a biolo- gist for the state Department of Natural Resoucei. haven't had time to move up It. CoL Assembly approves smaller budget County hotips on to bond package By PAT RIVIERE Writer ASM AnsBdsl Ooootr won two sfd lost two last sight la the first rosstf asasal settle lor special projects Tse Senate testattvshj JBlf SsflW Astafstts and St Joss's Cettsgc. st Battsc rejectee reejsssti far Btoscy IMS to Historic Annapolis tor a plansftl museum adjacent to tbe Paea Historic AnoapoUf bad requested mil- Hon for the tentatively named Pres- ervation Keep Tbe museum would be built oo state-owned land and would btmM historic and a meeting room for ft would alto serve as aa information center for Earlier tail year. Sen. John R- isversa steered tefiaUtion through the ftssate taat converted a WOO.OOO loan to BBstsrie into a rtjieflsg tse sf a financial liability The Senate also approved Si stiBios far St t's The money wffl be Ifcs tea sf bffls approved pro- Measure passes with little debate The Maryland General Anevbly last night approved I record fS.Mrfllien state budget after tricuatsf asost MM sflfiUos from the ssekage isUusmnsd by Gsv. Barry January Is of the smoothest bodgets sdoftsd is final approval casw latt ysttansay wtta a 45-1 vote in the Sssstt 10S-M is the House of Delegates. v of the deeisioiu that tie was flat si s8 M sf a to prosecute dvil aod grow- lag out of tbe savings aad lots crisU. we're gosag to have to find the mooey taifl Ejner chief of after tat budget work was completed at asost H p.m. JOBBSOB said Uw stats has to civil to try to recover mossy frost thotc rttpoociMe tor tbe star collapse sf tiae pH vatdy isssrsd tsrifu. cas't ds that ssiess yss Tss esa't so tsat Bslsst yes sxpen Tss ssslfst votes task littat ttsss. It was sysassik that tbt 4teessBVoB is flat took osiy a tew skissBM asd Istatssd asty a gnat Paft CM.