--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "jyouells2000" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, bbrigante <no_reply@> wrote:
> >
> > A windfall for Kaplan, but also good for meditators who owned 
> > next to Purusha, as their home values will go up -- they can sell 
> > easily, and I bet most will head to Vedic City/FF:
> > 
> > http://tinyurl.com/q76pg
> > 
> > "David Kaplan, the developer of Heavenly Mountain, owned the 
> > property then. When he started Heavenly Mountain in 1993, he 
> > the largest private landowner in Watauga County, with more than 
> > 7,000 acres.
> > 
> > On 500 acres, he built the nonprofit Maharishi Spiritual Center 
> > America, with separate campuses for men and women who practiced 
> > Transcendental Meditation. Heavenly Mountain also included a for-
> > profit section of about 1,000 acres that could be developed for 
> > and homes in the future.
> > 
> > But in 2004, Kaplan announced that he had severed ties with the 
> > Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a former Hindu monk who drew from ancient 
> > Eastern techniques of meditation when he began the TM movement in 
> > 1958. In announcing his break with TM, Kaplan said he would 
> > commercial development of his property.
> > 
> > In January 2005, the Watauga County Planning Board approved 
> > development plans for a large section of pro-perty. Three months 
> > later, he sold the land, nearly 5,000 acres, to Ginn LA Laurel 
> > Ltd. for nearly $44 million."
> >
> It sounds like he may have made some money - that's good. One of the
> few, I'll bet.

The swift way in which this deal occured makes me wonder if he had 
been looking for a way to unload his property for quite some time and 
once he found it, he coinicidentally found that the TMO was full of 

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