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Town Welcomes, Then Questions a Drug Project

Title: Town Welcomes, Then Questions a Drug Project
Date: Monday, 17 July 1989
Publisher: New York Times
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NEWKIRK, Okla., July 16—When a California group received Oklahoma's permission to open a 75-bed drug and alcohol treatment center on an Indian reservation, people in nearby Newkirk thought the project would ease local economic troubles brought on by slumps in the oil and farming businesses. The initial euphoria has been replaced by distrust, frustration and fear. Townspeople say the California group, Narconon International, has not been honest about its affiliation with the Church of Scientology, its financing, its medical credentials and ... [Read the rest at]