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Here's a summary about the articles about Narconon Chilocco in Oklahoma, from the FACTNet file.
It started with a series of articles and editorials by Bob Lobsinger, owner and editor of The Newkirk Herald Journal. The editorials were extremely cool and funny - Bob would make a good a.r.s. poster, and somewhat reminds me of "The Squirrelle".
At the beginning, Narconon had said that they have no ties with the Co$, and A.B.L.E. showed up as an "independent" group praising Narconon. They obviously thought that people out there were dumb.
They made one mistake: not "investigating" the local library. Bob Lobsinger went there, found out that NARCONON is bullshit, and wrote it.
I have never seen so much scientologists lying in one file. (OK, it was 750K big)
Not everything is by Bob Lobsinger: other newspapers also reported.
I do not have information after 1993. Everything is welcome !
European date format because that's the way I like it.
"Narconon-Chilocco Drug Treatment Plant May Be Part Of Notorious Religious Cult",
by Bob Lobsinger
This article pictures basically explains what scientology is about, also tells that the arrests in Spain were because of the Narconon scams.
"Their own propaganda says their treatments 'cannot be construed as a recommendation of medical treatment or medication and it is undertaken or delivered by anyone on his own responsibility.' In other words, if it don't work, tough cookies."He calls them
"mental messiahs with forked tongues"and
"The Oklahoma Health Planning Commission, which must have had its head plugged into an E-meter not to discover the true nature of this malignity."Sounds to me like Bob is inspired by "Bob" !
(he apologizes for this publicly later)
"State Boys Say Chilocco Is A Done Deal"
A meeting with city officials doesn't change anything.
"If It Looks Like A Duck, Don't Overlook the Obvious"
another funny editorial:
"Narconon, it rams out, is a wonderful program after all:Lobsinger also says that the head of Mr. Miles is not hooked to an e-meter.
"Planned Newkirk Drug Clinic May Be World's Biggest"
By Michael McNutt, Enid Bureau
"Harold Miles, with the State Department of Health and a member of the Health Planning Commission which approved a certificate of need license for Narconon in January, said no one opposed the organization then and now it is too late to appeal the state decision. Narconon still must get a license and be certified by the state, Miles said. "
A press release issued Monday by Hogarth [from A.B.L.E.]
said that Narconon has obtained a Certificate of Need
from the Oklahoma State Planning Commission to establish
a 75-bed facility at Chilocco for drug and alcohol abusers.
Opening of the facility is now scheduled for September,
according to Hogarth.
The journal also reprinted articles from the SP Times (and you bet those articles were not favorable for scientology)
Mail From Everywhere...
Newkirk Mayor Launches Narconon Inquiry After Receiving Adverse Reports From At Least Five Other States
|17.8.1989||Commission, Chamber, School Board City Leaders Call For State Review Of Narconon Program At Chilocco Indian School North Of Town|
Narconon Researches Opposition
Scientology Group Hires Investigator, Buys Ad
State Worker Linked To Narconon Promoter
Mental Health Staffer's Activities Probed
As an employee of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, Leroy Bridges "actively lobbied" his colleagues in support of Narconon International's proposed drug treatment center near Newkirk, a memo states.
|12.9.1989||Newkirk biz club unanimously votes to writes letter of commendation to Bob Lobsinger|
|2.11.1989||Ponca [tribe] Question Legality Of Chilocco Lease Agreement|
About a year ago, Narconon said they would be
completely under Oklahoma jurisdiction and would
comply with Oklahoma health Department requirements
and all other state laws. Saturday, on KFOR-TV,
Narconon told the world that they are on Indian Land,
and not subject to Oklahoma rules and laws.
Surprise, surprise. More lies, more lies.
|28.6.1990||The National National Chilocco Alumni Association Unanimously Passes Resolution And Position Statement Opposing Narconon|
John Carraro is Narconon Patient Says Center
Treating Mostly Non-Indians
(still unlicensed and uncertified)
|2.8.1990||State [health department] Asks Court For Injunction To Halt Narconon Operation At Chilocco|
Judge Gives Narconon 30 Days To Comply With State Law
A judge on Friday ordered the Oklahoma Department of Mental health to determine by next month whether a substance abuse center operating without state approval should be certified to remain open. In the meantime, the Narconon Chilocco New Life Center will be allowed to operate, but is prohibited from accepting new patients, according to an order issued by District Judge Neat Beckman.
Seems that NARCONON is not paying their bills to the local
businesspeople. Bob's comment:
"Funny how they can find the money to pay for the smoke and mirror show but can't find the money for the hardware behind it."
Fires starting on Indian land will no longer be extinguisched
by the Newkirk Fire Department.
Reason: an unpaid $1,400 bill sent to Narconon for fighting a wild trash fire, and an outstanding $300.00 bill for a fire run to Chilocco several years ago before Narconon
|9.10.1990||Narconon did take a patient anyway: Darrell Ayoub of CA.|
|11.10.199||Meeting of both parties|
State Mental Health And Substance Abuse Board To
Consider Narconon Certification At Today's Meeting
Early last week, according to sources, a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts was to have visited the facility, but was denied access by Narconon officials. The panel was to have been headed by Jerrold Jaffe, a drug abuse and treatment expert with the federal government; Dr. L.J. West, professor of psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles; and David Dietch, who has served as chief executive of a large chain of drug abuse treatment centers in the U.S.
A state agency barred by a court order from inspecting a Kay county substance abuse center named a Tulsa man Thursday to evaluate the facility. Dr. John Chelf, a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in addiction, will make the review and report to the State Mental health Board, said Rosemary Brown, a spokeswoman with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health.
Narconon "somehow" gets Bob's subscriber mailing list.
Bob and two Oklahoma journalists will be speaking at a CAN conference on Nov. 1st. Usual threats by phone are reported.
Lobsinger gets CAN's Leo Ryan award.
|6.5.1991||TIME magazine prints "The cult of greed", which is reprinted in Bob's paper.|
Narconon Granted Further Licensing Delay By State Board Of
"Ms. Alley, who said she broke her cocaine habit after undergoing a Narconon program in Los Angeles, advised the board members not to worry about details and to certify Narconon because the treatment works."
Dr. Forrest Tennant: "Does it work? Beats me. There's no scientific evidence that it does. What's important is they apparently don't hurt."
"It appears that if you offer a drug treatment program that consists of standing on your head, eating mashed potatoes, and reciting Alice in Wonderland while chewing bubble gum, you have a fair chance of getting certified as legitimate health care in Oklahoma. As long as it "doesn't hurt anyone." All you need is a TV barmaid to swear it worked for her."
|xx.11.1991:||Judge Freeman last November grants a stay for Narconon Chilocco that allowed the facility to remain open and to accept new patients while it went through the state licensing process.|
Good Inspection Won't Ensure Narconon Permit
A controversial drug and alcohol treatment center seeking state certification received high scores on a recent state inspection, but that is no guarantee of certification, a state official said Monday.
|19.12.1991||State Mental Health Board Denies Narconon Certification Bid|
Freeman Gets Narconon Appeal
The article describes Narconon's "Judge shopping" tactics: from Kay County to Oklahoma County. Narconon has appealed the state mental health board's denial of certification for the facility.
Narconon Denied Request to Accept Former Patient
Judge Freeman denies wish to accept a former patient.
Narconon Files Appeal To Operate Center
The article decribes that Narconon filed a petition for a judicial review in the Ponca City division of Kay County District Court. [more judge shopping ?!]
Narconon Loses Bid To Stay
Oklahoma County district Judge Freeman denied a request from Narconon Chilocco New Life Center to remain open and accept new patients because the facility never has been licensed.
Narconon Ordered To Move Patients, End Treatments
Narconon Chilocco New Life Center was ordered Friday (Jan. 31) to move its patients out and stop providing drug and alcohol abuse treatment in 10 days. Oklahoma County District Judge John Amick set the Feb. 10 deadline after he denied another request from the unlicensed facility to remain open and admit new patients.
Narconon Tries Defense On Indian Sovereignty
Lawyers for an unlicensed drug and alcohol treatment center argued Thursday that it is exempt from state regulations under the cloak of Indian sovereignty.
Narconon To Ignore BIA Order To Close Chilocco Facility
An unlicensed drug and alcohol treatment center on Indian land will continue to treat patients despite receiving notice from the Bureau of Indian Affairs that it should close because it violated terms of its lease, the facility's president said.
Narconon, Critics Spar as Hearing Nears
With a crucial court date coming up next month, representatives of Narconon Chilocco New Life Center are trying to silence their most vocal critics.
Commission Ignores Narconon Request For Newkirk Fire,
... because Narconon is not paying their bills.
In the meantime:
Narconon then went back to court to try to collect $7,000.00 in costs and fees because of the "delay" I had caused them by refusing to answer. Judge Owens agreed, but only allowed them $2,150.00. The decision was made not to pay; however citizens in Newkirk are holding fund-raisers to collect the money, which will be sent directly to Judge Owens.
|13.6.92||A Resolution Duly Adopted by the Membership of the Chilocco National Alumni Association condemning the Narconon actions toward the Newkirk Herald-Journal|
|(no date)||Narconon has also asked for a new trial in Kay County Court since Oklahoma County Court refused to overturn the Mental Health Board's decision not to license them. And in addition, they have asked the Mental Health Board to consider giving them an "exemption" from state law since they have obtained C.A.R.F. accreditation.|
State Board OKs Exemption For Narconon
The Oklahoma Board of Mental health and Substance Abuse Services voted unanimously Friday to exempt the facility from a requirement to be certified by the state.
Narconon granted license from state health agency
The Oklahoma State Department of Health issued a license Monday to the drug and alcohol abuse center, marking the first time since it opened for business more than two years ago that it officially can be called legal.
Lobsinger receives call that staff are not paid timely.
Late Narconon Pay, Tie to Scientology Hit
Several former employees of Narconon Chilocco New Life Center criticized the facility Wednesday for failing to promptly pay their salaries and overtime, and claimed that the recently licensed drug and alcohol abuse facility is a front for the Church of Scientology.
|(no date)||TIME's Richard Behar receives CAN's Leo Ryan award; Lobsinger got it in 1991.|
|25.2.93||Narconon's State Taxes Overdue; Warrant Filed|
|27.2.93||Narconon Chilocco Pays Taxes|
|Feb. 1993||Bob Lobsinger Wins Beachy Musselman Award from the Oklahoma Press Accociation For Research of Narconon Facility Near Newkirk|
Narconon's Trash Service Halted
An official of a sanitation company said Friday the firm has stopped trash and garbage pickup service for a drug and alcohol abuse center because it failed to pay its bill. Gary Davis, owner of Davis Sanitation of Tonkawa, said Narconon Chilocco New Life Center has not paid its trash service bill in more than four months.
Indian Leaders Want Narconon Chilocco Audit
Payments the tribes receive from Narconon Chilocco usually are tardy. "They haven't paid us with a payment since last September,"
Addendum (don't know authored by who)
In spite of their own opinion of the Narconon treatment program, the Oklahoma State Board of Mental Health in August 1992 granted Narconon-Chilocco an exemption from the requirement of state certification because they had shown evidence of obtaining certification by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF).