Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
Mind control called the way of The Way Last In a series. By LORRAINE AHEAEN Staff Writer Grinning triumphantly at the crowd as- sembled in DavldsonvUle's Holy Family the Rev. Michael Rokos rested his case. many people here think they could be recruited by a destructive religious he'd asked and only a few people tentatively raised their hands. But within 15 minutes everyone.in the room unwittingly filled out an ultimate questionnaire complete with ad- dress pbonp number. Rev. Rokos had nimbly convinced half a dozen people in the room to hand over without question their weddiag rings and one pair of shoes. are all very vulnerable to being sucked in to destructive religious the Episcopal priest said in a mid- March talk on mind control. is not a hit-or-mias proposition to control a person's mind we know how to do said Rev. one of the national .directors of the Cult Awareness Council. just hard for us on the outside to realize how bizarre this can watched 'Twilight on televi- Bernie Lammers said at the end of a recent interview at his Davidsonville it's nothing compared to what we've been seven days in December Lammers stayed with his son Wayne as a team of deprogrammers worked with the youth. The men hired from out of state launched a marathon talk showing him news- paper articles and cult documentaries in an effort to'Undermine what Wayne now sees as pervasive indoctrination and manipula- tton by The Way International. would have moved anywhere if they'd have told me to he recalled. He waged total resistance against the deprogrammers at refusing to eat or to move at all. be stopped speaking in tonfoes and he he began to realize that a young wtnan and the group surrounding her had worked their way into his life and gradually taken control. think she really thought she was saving his Mary Lu observed. said we were When Wayne did not show up at a meeting of his two days in a the group realized he was being depro- grammed. Joyce a 31-year-old Annapolis wom- an who quit the group shortly said The Way's Anne Arundel leader Mark Jones of Harbour Drive ift Hfflsmere Shores described the deprograaiaiag as an on his made it clear that the should hang up tin phone if a mer not to listen to them at Ms. Weir recalled. also came across with a vengeful attitude against any 'enemy' of the As the Rev. Victor Paul Wierwille rails against critics of The Way International the sect he formed from a band of Height-. Ashbury dropouts into today's mQUon concern with more than followers on Page CoL JEWELL MICROFILMS P Q BOX 1558 LAUREL iJjfe-JZtapttal Tomorrow's forecast Mostly gunn For eee page 11. VOL Cl NO. 78 APRIL 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET BIRD WATCHER and pho- tographer George of Columbia will present a travel and nature slide of the at the meeting of the Arundel Camera Club at tonight in Room Severna Park Middle School. AREA A COMMUNITY MARINA planned for Arnold has split residents. Page 33. CHEF'S CHOICE BREAKFAST TASTES are varied. Ptge 13. JSMTEMTAIjiMENT SPAIN is stffl sligWtf intoJd. cated with its new a documentary says. Ptge 29. SAM historic posters. Page 28. GAMBLING run by non-prof- it groups survives challenge. Page 4. OIL PRICES on the futures market rally. Page 2. UNION CARBIDE is fined almost million. Page 3. SPORTS A NEW NAVY coach may be named today. Ptge 21. PEOPLE An unemployed Montreal man said he debated about two hours whether to seek out the rightful owner of a lottery tick- et worth S5.5 million that he found on the street Whea he finally the owner gave Mm a reward of about WILLIAM said he is heading back to his British with the reward giv- en him by 51-year-old JEAN- GUY LAVIGUEE. The lottery ticket won in Canadian about mfllioo U-S. It was among several tickets in a waljajftat Mvrphy found on a MHrtrMi street Sunday. Laviguer gave him a S1.2 mflttee or about ftst.000 for returning the ticket was worth it How many boaeet people are there around these we've just seen there are still some Lavigaer told reporters. For a took at otter people in the news otptgeS. LOTTERY Numbers drtwa Three-digit m Pick 4- INDEX 4 40 Caleadar CtatesftodAda .n M 11 .11 11 BOOKS BASKING Photo by Bob Gilbert It wwn't the same ae being on the beaehea of-fort but theae St. John's College students enjoyed Hie very weather yesterday. Studying and eunning from Nell George Jen Johnson and Scott Baxter. Forecasters aay wet weather la on the way. For see page 11. Ban on fails Panel defeats dirty sang bill By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Singing a song of freedom and tolerance. Senate committee yesterday rejected vbitt thai would baa the sale oi obeeeisfr records to la aUryltBt Despite the Judicial tee's 74 vote against the bffl fee .sponsor says the given up the Vgatnst smut Del. Judith D. jbyvmutf against men and _ wnsi w iaditf violence the bill accomplished f by to what their children are Plan shifts funds to Baltimore County asked to sfiare wealth By CHRISTINE NEUBERGER Staff Writer With their economic health hinging on Baltimore Anne Arundel and the four other metropolitan counties should share more of their wealth with the state's largest regional planners say. The Regional Planning Council recommends that tax revenues be redistributed in an effort to reduce the financial disparity between Baltimore and tts suburban includ- ing Anne Arundel. The proposal is the most controversial one made hi a draft version of the new General Development recently released by the 'State-funded planning council. Published every five years under state the long-range plan projects growth for the Baltimore acea and offers ways the six area jurisdictions camsolve their mutual prob- lems. N Local officials acknowledge that the eco- nomic health of Anne Arundel and the area depends on Baltimore's fiscal shape. Officials also agree that the city needs financial help. is vital to Anne Arundel and the financially and said County Council Chairman Virginia P. Clagett D-West River. But officials predict the proposals to redis- tribute income-tax revenues stand little chance of winning widespread support. It's unlikely that Anne Arundel would agree to risk its hard-earned financial stability in order to help to solve a neighbor's financial they said. thfofc it's an awful lot to ask to give up what we've worked very hard said Mrs. who is RFC vice chairman. may be other she said. A panel formed to study the revenue- disparity problem recommended three possible Page CoL Appeal of writing test urged By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stedents who flank Maryland's functional writing test should have the right to appeal according to a review by the Educational Testing Service. The BTS also suggested improvements 19 tiie way the exams are graded. Aa ETS review team yesterday issued a report that said the scoring system now in use penalize tenovative writers and fail to reward these who perform as they've been taught At the same the 23-page report Mid the Maryland Department of Education has developed the for an exemplary testing The an independent nationally recog- nired testing service in New also recommended More teachers be involved ia the develop- ment of exam questions and other aspects of the The number of testing dates should be reduced to prevent security An appeals process seem to be in because of the subjectivity of the scoring and the large number of students who fan just below the passing score. The ETS report was delivered to a Senate committee that is set to vote today four working days before the end of the General Assembly session on a bill that would delay until 1SW the requirement that high school students pass the'functional writing test As it now students in the class of I8t7 wfll be the first to have to pass the exam to graduate More than students now in the llth grade have still not passed. ea Page CoL She alerting listening Anne Arundef County's two members of the Sens. Philip Brooklyn and Gerald W. D- joined the majority in opaaeiig the MIL think the unfortunate thing is whfle we have so many pressing problems dealing with our this bill really changes the law in a very mudscule Whtegrad said. make such a carnival atmosphere oat of this bin does a disservice to the he said. The which earlier passed the Boose of gained widespread attention when rock musician Frank Zappa came to town to testify against the proposal During a reception for Zappa on the night prior his several House mem- bers signed statements recanting their votes. Even those who didn't repent posed for pictures with Zappa. a Baltimore native known for Us offbeat and sometimes raunchy was the guest of Bruce C. an lobbyist hired by the Recording Industry Association of America to play taps tor the bill in the Senate. Zappa said there's no evidence that rock lyrics cause anti-social behavior and urged Maryland lawmakers to defeat the measure and send a message to the five other states that are considering similar measures. Sen. Barbara A. D-BaWmore said the phone calls she received aboil the bill convinced her to vote against it to a they were intoler- she said. Mrs. whose 17-year-old Mi- testified against the said caBers told ber she would go to bell if she voted far the bill and suggested which retigiea she should practice. kind of intolerance scares and people who are afraid of words scare aa Page OttH S3. Shellfish pass muster Md. scoffs at By SCOTT LAUTENSCHLACEI Staff Writer Maryland health officiate My they f teeaoaeed foraew caatkMDia eating atllHv fill AKH evea tboafb UU F1O1VO graau. Mid yesterday Bat state medkal experts contend that saeUfitft-eattaf practices oysters aed evea tboagb experts reeeatty ieteed waraiags on the risks of raw ei eeat leaUsttrt is aay petM ia takiBf aay ktai ef actioa aaiess we fttfae to raw Tbf New BaglMod Jourotl el Matt- cine. poorly cooked shellfish is carreatiy a blgb-riik venture at Dr. Herbert DuPoat of the Uarvcrstty of Texaj Health Science said the editorial The referred to ay Dr. DaPeat resulted fetta a stadjr paatleaed IB tat taeje of The viewefi tali aMrif i' il Orel ttaw ieastt- un virea as the sayf flst tt isaae ef confidant that our lavalt of tatting heading off any af thaaa of SookMBBaa.