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  • Man Arrested In 1980 Slayings People's Temple Defectors (Son Killed Jonestown Defector Family)

    12/10/2005 12:57:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 888+ views
    NBC11 ^ | December 7, 2005
    Edward Michael Mills Accused Of Killing Mother, Father, SisterBERKELEY, Calif. -- A man whose family was killed 25 years ago shortly after they defected from the Rev. Jim Jones' infamous People's Temple was arrested on murder charges, police said. Edward Michael Mills, 43, is accused of shooting to death his mother, father and sister while his parents were under police protection because they said they had received threats after the defection. Mills was taken into custody earlier this week, two years after police reopened their investigation into the murders and found new evidence they said links him to the crimes....
  • After 30 years, Jim Jones aide seeks forgiveness

    03/02/2005 1:38:37 PM PST · by dr_pat · 36 replies · 1,230+ views
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | March 2, 2005 | Mike Geniella
    Following receipt of a letter from Tim Stoen, a former aide to Jim Jones, in which he apologizes for his behavior years ago when Jones' cult was based in Ukiah, Les Kinsolving, the San Francisco Chronicle reporter who was targeted by the group, offers forgiveness. For Stoen, who publicly disassociated himself from the cult a year before Jonestown, the Kinsolving letter is his most public admission yet of wrongdoing on behalf of the Peoples Temple. "I have asked God to forgive me for my wrongdoing in being a part of Peoples Temple. He has mercifully given me a second chance,"...

    11/09/2004 7:35:09 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies · 1,136+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer via ^ | 19 November 2003 | Mike Lewis
    Suquamish -- She left behind what she could -- a name, a city, a marriage. Other things -- the newspaper articles, photos and, oddly, a candle blessed by the man before he was a demon -- she neatly labeled and filed away. That's how a legal secretary defeats chaos. The rest of the baggage resisted abandonment. It wouldn't be organized and layered into boxes. Guilt is as tenacious as a shadow, as slowly corrosive as salt air. The former Joyce Shaw didn't know this when she fled Jim Jones' Peoples Temple in 1976. She's learned it since. Yesterday, on the...
  • Man accused of killing his Fresno family had mass suicide plan (Marcus Wesson)

    04/09/2004 5:05:30 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 315+ views
    AP via San Diego Union Tribune ^ | April 8, 2004 | Brian Skoloff
    FRESNO – Marcus Wesson devised a plan nearly a decade ago for his children to kill themselves if authorities came to retrieve the clan, according to a police detective testifying at a preliminary hearing on charges Wesson murdered nine of his kids. Wesson maintained strict control over his many children and would inflict “weeklong spankings” if they broke his rules, which included not talking to men outside of the family, Fresno homicide detective Carlos Leal testified that one of Wesson’s adult daughters told him. The 20-year-old girl said the family was forced to study the King James Bible twice a...
  • Stoen sets sights on U.S. Senate (files to run against Boxer)

    12/05/2003 5:08:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 233+ views
    The Times-Standard ^ | 12/5/03 | James Tressler
    EUREKA -- Here's yet another huge twist in the ongoing Humboldt County district attorney saga: DA Paul Gallegos' right-hand man, Tim Stoen, wants to run for U.S. Senate. Stoen, hired by Gallegos this year to be his assistant district attorney, and who is handling Gallegos' controversial lawsuit against Pacific Lumber Co., filed an intention statement with the county Elections Office on Thursday. Neither Stoen nor Gallegos could be reached for comment, but elections officials confirmed Stoen filed the statement to run against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. While such a run may come as a surprise -- Stoen's name...
  • Why Clinton KoolAid Drinkers Will Never Admit that He Is a Vicious Rapist

    06/11/2003 6:38:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 72 replies · 594+ views
    dfu commentary | 6-11-03 | dfu
    For those who have paid attention, it is obvious that Juanita Broaddrick is a compelling witness. She lived a nightmare that she always wanted to be private but that became public. Juanita never wanted to testify. That is why she made the initial mistake of signing an affidavit that came from Bruce Lindsey, who was quite a behind the scenes fixer and apparently also an affidavit mill. Talk about a lowlife with no conscience. When she had to testify under oath, Juanita told the truth as she lived it. She came forward reluctantly. She had government contracts that could be...
  • The Authorized Version part 1

    03/03/2003 3:57:16 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 295+ views
    CHRISTIAN CRITICS In this chapter we will be looking at some of the most common misrepresentations of the Authorized Version. Many of these misrepresentations are unintentional. Most of the comments against the Authorized Version are, in fact, simply repetitions of what the commontator heard from the pulpit, read in a book, or learned in a classroom.
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...