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Page 2-Friday, Januray 21, 1983-The Michigan Daily
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By JERRY ALIOTTA
"Advertising only lasts for one minute,
but when you're in a cult, you're wat-
ching TV for 24 hours a day," said
University law student Dan Schnee last
night as a panel debated the issues
surrounding cults and deprogramming.
Schnee, a former member of the
Unification Church or "Moonies," was
ne of four panel members at the debate
at the Law Quad sponsored by the Jewish
Law Students' Union.
SCHNEE defines deprogramming as
talking to people who have had all sour-
ces of information cut off by religious
cults and trying to re-establish the in-

dividual's first ties - assocations with
friends, family, lovers, and other
elements of the outside world.
Schnee explained that it takes about
three days "to change an accessible
person into a 'Moonie.' " Once this has
been accomplished, the group will want
to enforce these new ties through
methods such as chanting to keep an
initiate's mind on the group, he con-
tinued.
Breaking these new ties can be very
difficult, as cult members may develop
a psychological dependency on the
organization.
AMIE ALPERSON, who said her
mother's "successfully nagging" lead

to her deprogramming from
Maranatha Christian Fellowship, said
she used to consider anybody against
her group evil. "I thought my mother
was satanic," she said.
"I thought if I left I would be turning
against God," Alperson said. "almost
every cut I know of, the people think
that if they leave it, they face dam-
nation."
But University law student Don
Baker who for eight years has been a
follower of the Way, a major nation-
wide religious group, said he has never
been subjected to participating in
anything against his free will.
"It (the Way) conforms with my
religious beliefs," Baker said.
Panel member Kit Pierson, also a
law student, was mainly concerned
with the legality of deprogramming.
"Courts should not decide when in-

dividuals have been brainwashed,"
Pierson said. "I have trouble finding
that the legal system has a satisfactory
resolution:"
PIERSON ADMITS, however, that if
the judicial system does not handle the
issue it will be left in the private hands,
which sometimes results in the kidnap-
ping of "cult" members.
Baker asserts the Constitution's First
Amendment to defend his beliefs. "An
individual has the right to choose his
own religion and to change that religion
if that individual chooses," Baker said.
Baker said that parents are biased
and get too emotional when their
children join religious cults.
But Schnee disagreed, saying that
parents are often the best indicators of
when a child or young adult has gone
too far. "Parents see the amount of
manipulation their child is being sub-
jected to," he said.

Chicago officials scan
rolls for dead voters

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5,000 JOBS AVAILABLE
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FREE CAREER WORKSHOPS OFFERED
A special feature of the convention will be FREE one-hour career workshops for all
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students are designed to assist in overcoming the problems associated with the
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CHICAGO (AP) - Federal officials
are checking all 1.5 million names on
Chicago's voter list to find out "once
and for all" the extent of election fraud
in the city where ballots once were
found in a river and people cast votes
from the grave.
"There hasn't been anything
remotely like this before," U.S. Attor-
ney Dan Webb ,said. The expanding
probe, aided by computer, already has
resulted in two indictments.
ITS PURPOSE, he added, is "to
determine once and for all the extent to
which the vote of the citizens of the
Chicago area is being diluted by vote
fraud."
The newest development in the
inquiry involves the use of FBI com-
puters to find dead people or people
registered more than once on voter
rolls in Chicago, its suburbs, and neigh-
boring DuPage County.
But Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry
Elden said investigators also have
"handfuls" of leads that will still
require "old-fashioned footwork" to
check out. Among those leads are
reports of unusually high numbers of
absentee ballots cast in several precin-
cts and election judges casting ballots
for voters while inside the booths.
TO DETERMINE the number of
dead people still registered in Chicago
alone, investigators must match each
of the more than 1.5 million registered
voters against lists from the Bureau of
Vital Statistics.

Political scientist Richard Smolka, a
professor at American University in
Washington who has studied Chicago
elections, also said the investigation
appeared to be the biggest such elec-
tion-related inquiry.
In announcing the indictments Wed-
nesday of Chicago Democratic precinct
captain Edward Howard and his
assistant, Thomas Cusack, Webb said
officials already had found a "substan-
tial number" of dead people on the rolls
and people who were registered twice.
He refused to provide numbers because
of the grand jury investigation.
An additional 1 million voters are
registered in the city's suburbs and
DuPage County, which are
traditionally Republican. Webb said his
office has not received "any specific
allegations" of vote fraud outside the
city, but still planned to scrutinize those
voter lists out of "fairness."
He said yesterday his office was still
waiting to learn whether computers
listing voter rolls in Chicago's suburbs
and DuPage County were compatible
with the one provided by the FBI.
The U.S. attorney's investigation was
begun within days of the Nov. 2 general
election, in which incumbent
Republican James Thompson won an
unprecedented third term as governor
over challeger Adlai Stevenson by a
margin of 5,074 votes. The percentage
of the victory was 0.14 percent, the
narrowest in Illinois history.

IN BRIEF
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
63-year-old woman accused
in assaults of elderly men
BALTIMORE - A 63-year-old woman has been accused of luring "elderly
and defenseless men" into her car with offers of rides, then drugging them
with spiked drinks and robbing them.
Some of the old men were dumped unconscious in ditches or unfamiliar
neighborhoods and left in the cold, police said.
"What she was doing was preying upon elderly men, posing as a good
Samaritan," said Sgt. Mike Bass, a department spokesman.
Bass said Eleanor Mitchell of Baltimore was charged with robbery, kid-
nappingand assault with intent to murder.
"She appears to be elderly, and is described as ostensibly being a very
outgoing, kind person" by her alleged victims, Bass said.
The arrest followed a 10-day investigation by city and state police and the
city prosecutor's office into complaints filed by four Baltimore men, ranging
in age from 75 to 86, according to Dennis Hill, another police spokesman.
Edison may refund millions
LANSING - Detroit Edison Co. customers could be getting nearly $50
millon in refunds as the result of a split Michigan Supreme Court decision
yesterday upholding a lower court ruling against the company.
Therefunds could amount to $20 for the average customer and up to $1
million for some businesses.
The court's 3-3 deadlock effectively upheld a Michigan Court of Appeals
ruling that said Edison was not entitled to $23.5 million collected from
customers in 1975.
Edison contended it deserved the funds because a procedural change
enacted by the Public Service Commission in 1974 denied it two months' wor-
th of fuel cost adjustments. The company said it was denied reimbursement
for December 1974 and January 1975.
Christomer Nern, an attorney for Edison, said the company is considering
"other alternatives" which could include attempting to get the court to
reconsider the case or taking the issue to federal court.
8th grader kills self, one other
MANCHESTER, Mo. - An eighth-grader pulled two pistols and opened
fire yesterday in a high school study hall, killing one 15-year-old and woun-
ding another before taking his own life, police said.
Police said about 25 students and a teacher were in the study hall at Park-
way South Junior High School in west St. Louis County when the unidentified
youth opened fire.
"All we know at present is that one youth stood up in the middle of the
study period, pulled two pistols and began firing," said St. Louis County
police Maj. Thomas Moonier.
"We understand he was upset by the treatment his brother had been get-
ting from students," Monnier said. "But we don't feel there was any par-
ticular target. We feel he just fired indiscriminately."
The unidentified 14-year-old youth died instantly from the self-inflicted
gunshot wound, police said, and one of his victims, Randall Kroger, 15, died
shortly thereafter of a bullet wound in the abdomen.
A third youth, Greg Palmer, 15, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where
he was listed in satisfactory condition with a bullet wound in his side.
Social Security plan submitted
WASHINGTON - The National Commission on Social Security Reform
sent President Reagan yesterday its $168 billion blueprint for pulling the
system back from the brink of a financial crisis that threatens to delay
retirees' checks this summer.
A majority also recommended gradually raising the normal retirement
age from 65 to 66.
The centerpiece of the rescue plan is a six-month delay in July's cost-of
living increase for Social Security's $36 million beneficiaries; higher payroll
taxes in 1984, 1988 and 1989 for employees and employers; a permanently
higher payroll tax on the self-employed starting in 1984; taxation of one-half
of Social Security benefits for middle-and upper-income retirees; and
bringing all new federal workers and non-profit groups into the system next
year.
Congressional leaders say they are shooting for passage of a rescue bill by
early May to give the Social Security Administration enough time to know
whether to 'proceed with, or withhold, July's estimated 5 percent cost-of-
living hike.
Mideast talks hit snag
KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel - Lebanon yesterday rejected Israel's demand
to operate electronic spy stations on Lebanese soil, and U.S. envoy Philip
Habib was reported working on a compromise proposal for listening posts
manned by Americans.
Negotiations clashed over the Israeli demand but did agree to form four
committees, including one to draw up a timetable for evacuating foreign ar-
mies from Lebanon. A joint statement after the eighth round of talks said
"good progress was made."
Officials attending the U.S. mediated negotiations said no attempt was
made to bridge differences over Israel's conditions for leaving Lebanon
which it invaded June 6 to smash the Palestine Liberation Organization.

The joint statement said committees were created "to enter into detailed
examination" of the topics on the agenda: Withdrawal, security
arrangements, future Israeli-Lebanese relations and possible guarantees of
the final agreement.
Vol. XCIII, No.91
Friday, January 21, 1983

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