CRIME: Patty's Love and Hate

For three weeks after her six comrades in the Symbionese Liberation Army died in a Shootout with police, Patricia ("Tania") Hearst dropped out of sight. Last week she and Fellow Survivors William and Emily Harris surfaced in a 33-minute tape-recorded message clandestinely delivered to radio station KPFK in Los Angeles. In it the newspaper heiress heaped scorn on her parents, vowed to fight on against "the pigs," and revealed that she had taken an S.L. A. member as her lover.

He was William Wolfe, 22, the son of a Pennsylvania anesthesiologist and...

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