The Argus from Fremont, California on December 28, 1977 · Page 31
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The Argus from Fremont, California · Page 31

Fremont, California
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Wednesday, December 28, 1977
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THE ARGUS Fremont-Newark, Calif. Page 32 Wednesday, December 28, 1977 Suit to prevent Alaska mining maybe crucial Murder victim's roommate sought SAN DIEGO ( D P I ) Sheriff's homicide detectives yesterday tried to locate a man who shared an apartment with Elizabeth Ann Heidt, 20, whose battered body was found along a major highway four days earlier. The man is not a suspect in the killing, but investigators hope he can provide information that may help them solve the crime, sheriff's spokesman Jim McCain said. The investigators also raised the question of whether there was a link between Miss Heidi's killing and the earlier death of her son, Shawn Michael Heidt, 1. Beatings apparently figured in both deaths. The body of Miss Heidt, daughter of David and Ann Heidt of West Des Moines, Iowa, was found dumped in a culvert along State Route 94 near Jamul, a mountain community east of San Diego, by a passerby walking his dog. The coroner's office said she had been dead less than 24 hours. The body was clad only in a jersey and bikini underwear. Death was attributed to multiple head injuries. Miss Heidt, facing trial Feb. 27 on charges of murder and felony child abuse in connection with her son's death was free on $15,000 bond. She was accused after the boy died Sept. 2, three days after she took him to a hospital. Doctors said his death was from respiratory failure due to brain damage. They said he was in critical condition with bruises on his head and face when he was admitted. The sheriff's spokesman said leads being checked by detectives included the man with whom Miss Heidt was living last August. The man and Miss Heidt gave differing accounts of how the boy was injured, medical authorities said. Moonies denounce opponents in court SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church charged yesterday that its young adult followers are victims of "vigilante" deprogrammers who are violating a court decision that Moonies are entitled to freedom of religion. The charges by Mose Durst, head of the church's local chapter, came at a news conference concerning a Moonie, Rick Schnorr, 28, who escaped from a Loveland, Colo., motel room encounter with deprogrammers and arrived in San Francisco Monday. "Once again we've had another attempt by vigilantes and hired guns to kidnap members of the Unification Church with the attempt to both break their faith and dehumanize them," Durst said. "The deprogrammers have taken the law into their own hands." A California court ruled recently that the parents of Moonies are not entitled to be given custody of their adult offspring to change their religious beliefs. Durst said if the deprogramming attempts "were to happen to Jews or Catholics there would be a revolution, but as long as it happens to Moonies there doesn't seem to be any public outrage." Church attorney Ralph Baker said Schnorr's deprogrammers did not follow the letter of the law because he did not have his own lawyer. Schnorr joined the controversial church of the Korean evangelist last year during a vacation from the family farm near Greeley, Colo. Before his Christmas visit, \his father obtained a court order awarding him guardianship -- the type of legal action struck down by the California court. CHARLESTON, W Va (UPI) - The fate of wil-. derness study areas in Alaska and other dates may very well depend on a suit filed by conservation groups to prevent coai mining in the Cranberry Wilderness Study Area, says a spokesman for the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy. "This is the only suit in the entire United States on the Eastern Wilderness Act of 1974, and it will be for many years to come. The interpretation of this bill could likely affect wilderness areas in Alaska, where coal mining is also being considered," said Larry George, chairman of the Cranberry Legal Defense Fund. The suit, filed last February by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy; the Izaak Walton League, the Wilderness Society of Washington, D.C., is scheduled to begin Jan. 3 in U.S. District Court in Charleston before Judge Dennis Knapp. Named as defendants are the Powellton Coal Co of Mallory, W.Va.; Mid Allegheny Corp. of Summersville, W.Va., a Chessie System subsidiary; Ralph E. M u m m e , supervisor of Monongahela National Forest; U.S. Agriculture Secretary Robert Bergland, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Russell Train. George, a civil engineering s t u d e n t at' V i r g i n i a Polytechnic Institute who works with the Corps of Engineers in Huntington, said the U.S. Forest Service began a 5- year study of the 36,300-acre Cranberry backcountry in 1974, when it was declared a study area under the Eastern Wilderness Act. Congress will decide in 1979, when the study is completed, whether to include Cranberry in the National Wil. derness Preservation System. Until then the area is protected from activities that would decrease its wilderness qualities. "This is the first time anyone has attempted to mine coal, or any other mineral in a wilderness study area. It's never been tested before," George said. He asserted coal mining, with its attendant power lines, roads, railroads and coal tipples, would prevent Cranberry's inclusion in the system because it would infringe on its wilderness qualities. The Wilderness Society, a 75,000-member n a t i o n a l group, entered the lawsuit because of its bearing on study areas in Alaska and other places. George said there is a con- troversy raging in Alaska over coal mining and lumber harvesting on some 17 million acres of land under consideration for wilderness protection. Cecilia Hunter, executive director of the Wilderness Society and a Native Alaskan, attended the last Conservancy board meeting in October. George was optimistic about the outcome of the lawsuit. 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