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April 25, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
The dusty streets are deserted now. Rajneeshpuram, once the teeming commune of 4,000 red-clad disciples of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, is just a "bad dream" in the minds of many longtime residents nearby. The leader of this ill-starred experimental paradise is long gone, having returned with his religion of personal freedom and sexual liberation to his native India. The 64,000-acre ranch that Rajneesh followers bought for $5.
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January 2, 1989
A former aide to Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh has returned to Oregon after her release from a federal prison in California, where she served time for food poisoning and wiretapping. Ma Anand Puja, 40, former secretary of the Rajneesh Medical Corp., was convicted for her role in helping cause a 1984 salmonella epidemic that afflicted about 750 people in the town of The Dalles.
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September 29, 1987
An Orange County woman who claims that her son died of hypothermia after leaving the Rajneeshees' "share-a-home" program for the homeless at its central Oregon commune in 1984 has filed a wrongful death suit in Portland Federal Court. Evelyn Allen of Stanton seeks damages from Anand Puja, also known as Diane Ivone Onang, former administrator of the Rajneesh Medical Corp. She is now an inmate in a federal prison at Pleasanton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1987 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
The dusty streets are deserted now. Rajneeshpuram, once the teeming commune of 4,000 red-clad disciples of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, is just a "bad dream" in the minds of many longtime residents nearby. The leader of this ill-starred experimental paradise is long gone, having returned with his religion of personal freedom and sexual liberation to his native India. The 64,000-acre ranch that Rajneesh followers bought for $5.
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