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Scientologist Buys Bankrupt Cult-Fighting Organization

Title: Scientologist Buys Bankrupt Cult-Fighting Organization
Date: Sunday, 1 December 1996
Publisher: Seattle Times
Author: Laurie Goodstein
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BARRINGTON, Ill. - For 20 years, the Cult Awareness Network ran the nation's best-known hotline for parents who grew distraught when unconventional religious groups they neither trusted nor understood suddenly won the allegiance of their children. From its offices in a Chicago suburb, the network (known as CAN) answered more than 350 telephone inquiries a week, counseled relatives at conferences attended by thousands and gave news interviews to everyone from small-town daily newspapers to "Nightline." As CAN's influence rose, so did ... [Read the rest at]