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The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington · 5

Spokane, Washington
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Sunday, June 28, 1987
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KSKN- Spokane, Wash., Sun., June 28, 1987 The Spokesman-Review Spokane Chronicle A5 , (Continued from page lJ- iB two years. Wyatt said the station's court-appointed trustee contacted him Friday and decided to stop broadcasting. The stations owners could not bereached for comment Saturday. The shutdown will put four employees out of work. Wyatt said two or,, three other employees would ,!We are off the air. And we dont intend 'Jo sign on in the near . future . stay on the payroll, at least for now. i Only 18 months ago the station boasted nearly 40 employees. 'This was the slowest death in the- business Ive seen, said Eric Odegaard, a laid-off engineer. This is disgusting. Im going to go to a city where there is a market fot1 TV because I like the business. -Another station engineer, Bruce Johnson, said it seemed as if KSKN was destined from the beginning tft fail. - --'The few employees who remained during the past few months knew things were bad, but tried to not let it affect programming, he said. - Weve all been pulling together dding two or three different jobs trying to keep this thing afloat, Johnson said. It's been a real battle just trying to keep the equipment running on such a low budget." KSKN was founded in December 1983 by Lee Schulman, a Los Angeles television executive. After almost two shaky years, the station filed for Chapter 11 protection in April 1985. The station was bought that August by a group of Tucson investors the Sun Continental Group headed by Gene Adelstein. Under his leadership the station rebounded and the staff grew from 10 to 40 employees. But when Adelstein died in March 1986, the station was once again thrown into turmoil. When he died last year there was just a lot of scrambling, Johnson said. Folks didnt know what to do. But Johnson said he doesnt blame the stations management. They have been real good people to work for, he said. YTm sure of all of us, they are the most sick about it. Adelsteins son, Evan, took charge after his fathers death and eventually made the decision in March to file under Chapter 11. Wyatt said he is confident KSKN will return. I cant think of a time when a license hasiust been turned back in to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), he said. Somebody will end up buying it and putting it back on the air. Staff photo by STEVE THOMPSON Employees spent Saturday moving furniture and equipment from studio at E4002 Broadway. Propagandist- (Continued from page 1)- erpinnings of a nationwide network of ..right-wing extremists who, like higj fictional characters, have committed murders, bombings, armored car robberies and scores of other violent acts that authorities say amount to a fledgling guerrilla war. Membership in racial hate groups overall has fallen since the early 1970s, authorities say, but remaining members are believed to be more violent today. .-The groups generally believe that Jews are evil and blacks are subhuman, and refer to the U.S. government as ZOG Zionist Occupied Government. For the non-Jewish white race to survive, they contend, the government must be overthrown and a new, all-white nation established in its place. The movements leaders, authorities say, are working to foster Armageddon. - In April, in a coordinated federal crackdown, grand juries in Arkansas and Colorado indicted 15 white supremacists on charges oi plotting to overthrow the government including a conspiracy to assassinate federal officials and of- murdering Denver radio talk-show host Alan Berg in 1984. The crimes were patterned after the plot of The Turner Diaries. '.Some of those indicted were among the 22 members of The Or-ddr already serving time on racketeering convictions in a conspiracy to bring about a racist revolution through killings and robberies. The Orders leader, Robert Jay Mathews of Metaline Falls, Wash., died in a 1984 shootout with FBI agents on Whidbey Island, Wash. During their trial in Seattle, Or-dr members were accused of a . crime spree that included two murders and more than $4 million in robberies in several states. Ji On April 30, federal marshals captured fugitive North Carolina neo-Nazi leader F. Glenn Miller in Missouri in a mobile home that authorities said was filled with grenades, pipe bombs, flak jackets, guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Before his capture, Miller mailed a declaration of war to 5,000 white supremacists. It included a point system for assassination of politicians, federal judges, informants, Jews and members of minority groups. The most points, 888, were assigned for assassination of Morris Dees, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has successfully sued racial hate groups in the South. Also in April, two former members of Millers White Patriot Party were convicted in North Carolina of conspiring to buy stolen military weapons for a series of robberies and to assassinate Dees. When Sheriff Dale, 35, stumbled upon the Cosmotheist compound, he knew little about the American Nazi movement. What hes learned since has made him nervous. But the group has kept a low profile. In fact, Dale met Pierce for the first time not at a Nazi demonstration but at the supermarket during one of Pierces infrequent trips to town for supplies. el knew who he was, of course, Dale said. Id seen his picture a thousand times. And with me being in uniform he knew who I was. Hes very distinctive. Hes very tall, a painfully thin person, 52 years old, glasses. , He said the men looked at each other for what seemed to Dale like a long time, although it was only a few seconds. Surprise registered on each of their faces. Then, without speaking, Dale moved on. Holed up in his mountain retreat, Pierce is thought to spend most of his time writing for publications distributed by the Washington D.C.-based National Alliance, a neo-Nazi -group he also heads. The importance of Pierces novel to right-wing extremists has been revealed in court testimony in trials across the country. Last year in federal court in Raleigh, N.C., ex-Green Beret Miller said his White Patriot Party was preparing for the day when the U.S. economy would collapse, spawning an outbreak of disorder, includ- On the record Excerpts from remarks by William Pierce, author of The Turner Diaries and founder of the National Alliance, delivered to the Aryan World Congress in July 1986 in Hayden Lake, Idaho: ;i YES, I AM a member of a separatist movement ... We must I isolate ourselves from this swarming filth all around us or our race is lost." THERE ARE DIFFERENT ways Of going at this business of isolating ourselves. Some people would like to see a mass relocation to the Pacific Northwest. Others, I think, have been I advocating the Midwest as an area for relocation. Generally the idea is to pick a part of the country that has not ;yet been corrupted, that has essentially an all-white population, Z Sand move a lot of people who already have the right ideas to that area." SI AMERICA HAS ALREADY been homogenized; the same S jpoison, the same cancer is everywhere. 5 So our thrust has been to build a new community, a self- . "contained community . . . and for the community to devote a ; major portion of its energy to educating the communitys , Sfchildren, to building character in the communitys children, to : developing in these children (faith in) their identity and their , 5 nation as future fathers for the white race. ing race wars and food riots. When that day comes, Miller said, Well be prepared, and were going to restore law and order and protect our people. He said he was building a 'white Christian army. He predicted the upheaval would happen in 1992. In Millers trial, the government tried to show that the group had been stockpiling stolen military munitions and hoped to help instigate this outbreak of disorder. Dale said that according to the neo-Nazis master plan, Pierce would become territorial governor of the mid-Atlantic region. Hes been the major leader in the background, Dale said. Hell suggest things to people and use propaganda. He himself wont do anything, but hell incite them to do Dale said he feared that Pierce would use his compound at the edge of the Monongahela National Forest to conduct paramilitary and survivalist training. The reclusive Pierce denies that he has done anything illegal. In a rare interview with a local television station, he said no paramilitary training occurs at the compound. All of the rumors are totally false, he said. A former member of The Order testified at the Seattle trial in 1985 that money stolen in a $3.6 million armored car robbery in 1984 was distributed to Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi leaders, including Pierce and Miller. The money was to be used to finance terrorism and paramilitary training. Three months after the robbery, Pierce paid $95,000 in cash for the 360 acres in Pocahontas Couny. Federal officials have tried to link him to the robbery. In the television interview, Pierce denied any connection. We began firm negotiations on this piece of property in June of 1984, more than a month before the armored car robbery in California, he said. Of his novel, he said, All sorts of wild allegations have been made that its some kind of blueprint for revolutionary activities. Thats nonsense. Dale said he believes that no more than a dozen people live at the compound, although 300 were there last Labor Day to dedicate the groups symbol the life rune from the Norse alphabet above the doorway of the large metal building. I had visions of people who were all criminal types and who are poor and just looking for a cause and a place to hang their hat, Dale said. That was not the case. Many of Pierces supporters appear to be educated and middle-class, he said. So far, there has been no trouble. After learning of the Cosmotheist presence, Dale promptly began an education campaign, speaking to community groups, counseling landowners against selling property to outsiders and screening a video documentary about neo-Nazis. He even obtained a copy of The Turner Diaries and donated it to the library, where he says it does a brisk business. The Spokesman-Review Spofmtu fbfonifle P-51 Mustang crashes, killing 2 in Michigan Associated Press rpnnrt trouble before Fridays LUDINGTON, Mich. - A restored World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane crashed near Lake Michigan and killed two men, including a former professional football player, state police said. The plane as far as I know looked like wind caught (it) and blew it into the trees. (Witnesses) said it was real low, said Sgt. Jack Thomas. He said the pilot did not Family Fitness Center Lifetime Members Protect Your Contract Know Your Validation Options CALL FFC MEMBERS Action Committee at 838-2689 report crash. The victims were identified as Wayne Meylan, 41, of Elkhorn, Neb., the pilot, and John Colton, 33, of Omaha, said Bob LaMott, vice president of Meylan Enterprises. Missing plane located; 46 believed dead Associated Press LIMA, Peru A search helicopter on Saturday spotted on a rugged jungle peak the wreckage of a twin-engine Air Force plane reported missing about ltfc weeks ago while on a domestic flight, authorities said. The aircraft was in pieces and it appeared that all 40 passengers mostly civilians and the six-man crew were killed in the crash, said Air Force Commander Enrique Gonzales, head of the search operation. The ship is completely de-v stroyed," he said in a radio inter-; view. There are no signs of survi-i vors. The wreckage of the Soviet-made Antonov-26 transport, whose passengers were believed to all be Peruvian, was discovered about 400 miles north of Lima and 25 miles southeast of the jungle city of Saposoa by a helicopter pilot who had been combing the banks of a river, said Gonzales. The plane was on a domestic flight from Lima to Saposoa- and the northern cities if Trujillo and Iquitos when it was reported miss--ing June 18. ! Gonzales said the Andes peak on which the wreckage was spotted rises about 3,500 feet above the jun-; gle floor. ! He said a rescue team would at-; tempt to reach the plane on Sunday,! but the going would be tough be-; cause the wreckage is on a steep' incline. Final radio contact with the plane had been made about 10 min-' utes before it was scheduled to land at Saposoa, authorities said, and. there was no indication that than it-was in any trouble. ; CAN STOP SMOKING By Attending The Stofe SmoJimy (ZUtuc '' sponsored by E. 12606 MISSION Ihlkx Hospital and. 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