October 20, 1988 |
The "action"--as student body president Jim Hardy now calls the bludgeoning death of Steven Newberry--began to unfold with a casual conversation among seven classmates one September afternoon. Jim and his best friends, Pete Roland and Ron Clements, were there, and the talk, as usual, was about killing. But this time, it wasn't just the twisted fantasies of tough teen-agers fixated on drugs, acid rock and violence. This time, it would be self-fulfilling prophesy.
May 17, 1992 |
AT FIRST, THOSE FEW WHO PASSED BY were not even certain what they were seeing. A trapper, checking his lines in the remote sand dunes just south of the Minidoka County Landfill, not far from the rural southeast Idaho hamlet of Rupert, thought he glimpsed a burned monkey when he peered inside the round metal cylinder. Days later, a group of teen-agers out four-wheeling dismissed it as junk--a washing machine tub--blown over from the landfill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1991 |
An 11-year-old girl told a Superior Court jury Thursday that she was sexually abused by her grandmother and made to drink human blood during satanic rituals in a secret cave. Dressed in a pink flowered jumpsuit, the blond, cherubic girl testified that at the age of 2 she was taken in a limousine with both her grandparents while her grandfather, now deceased, picked up prostitutes. When she was about 4 years old, she said, "I was forced to drink blood out of a glass and eat human flesh."
October 27, 1988 |
Long on efforts to shock but short on ads, Geraldo Rivera's NBC special on Satanism went to ratings heaven, national audience estimates from A.C. Nielsen Co. showed Wednesday. "Devil Worship: Exposing Satan's Underground" won its two-hour time period Tuesday night with a 21.9 rating and a 33 share of audience--meaning it was seen in about 19.8 million homes, one-third of the number that were watching TV between 8 and 10 p.m.
March 22, 1991 |
In testimony reminiscent of a horror novel, a woman and her 11-year-old daughter told a Superior Court jury Thursday that they had been tortured, sexually abused and forced to drink human blood during satanic rituals in secret caves. The woman, 48, who claims to have developed at least 10 personalities as a result of the abuse, and her 35-year-old sister, have filed a civil lawsuit in Superior Court in Orange County against their 76-year-old mother.
May 18, 1997 |
I must ask for patience, first from those of you who would rush right to the seance in which we speak to Bernard Lafferty, the Billion Dollar Butler, from beyond the grave. Patience, please. Two other nights with spirits come first, one at the doorstep of the great Valentino, the other with Miss Elizabeth Taylor seated in the front row. * I ask for patience, too, from those of you who would scoff at this whole seance business. I understand, I really do.