Letter to the Editors of Mike Rinder
Re: When buses become billboards
SP Times 1 January 1999
TRAVOLTA, KIRSTIE & SCIENTOLOGY MYSTERY DEATH
National Enquirer 19 January 1999
Phoenix New Times 21 January 1999
Letter to the Editors
PSTA is under no obligation to accept [bus] ads
Times 27 January 1999
When Scientology goes to court, it likes to play rough
-- very rough.
Times 28 Jan 1999
PSTA aims to avoid ad flap
Times 28 January 1999
Judge denies Scientologists' request in [civil] suit
Tampa Tribune of 29 January 1999
Today would have been Lisa McPherson's fortieth birthday
Date of Birth 2/10/59 -- Scientology Isolation 11/18/95 -- Dead on Arrival 5/12/95
Public service ads banned from buses
Times 25 February 1999
Scientology told to release notes [in wrongful-death suit] on late
A judge gives the church a delay so it can fight for the
privacy of a practice it compares to confession.
Times 16 March 1999
Meanwhile it is September 1999, and Attorney Ken Dandar who represents
the McPherson estate, has still not Lisa's auditing files. Posting of
Scientology files motions to drop charges
Church staffers were "negligent" in Lisa McPherson's
death, but that's no reason to charge the church, motions say.
Times 12 May 1999
Scientologists seek dismissal of death case
Tampa Tribune 13 May 1999
Judge: Scientology case not about beliefs
Tampa Tribune 14 May 1999
Prosecutor defends Scientology charges
Circumstances in the death of church member Lisa McPherson
are described in court as disturbing and bizarre.
Times 14 May 1999 (auf
Battles continue in Scientology [wrongful-death] suit
Times 14 September 1999
Punitive damages allowed in Scientology [wrongful-death] case
A judge says a jury may decide on damages in the case
of Lisa McPherson, who died after being cared for by church members.
Times 23 Oct 1999
Church members, critic spar over name
Local Scientologists and a critic of the church both want
to start foundations using the name of Lisa McPherson.
Times 26 Oct 1999
Why had theLisa McPherson Trust
so many problems ofgetting established
Slaughter incorporated the Lisa Foundation andLisa
McPherson Foundation ?
Scientology opponent accused of hitting
A critic of the church is arrested in the assault of a
church member as a video camera films the incident.
Times 2 Nov 1999
Robert Minton postedAn apology
Later Minton was foundnot
guilty by six jurors.
Police no longer monitoring Scientology
Clearwater police haven't actively investigated the controversial
church for several months.
Times 6 Nov 1999
Scientology accuses foe in lawsuit of fraud
The church alleges the aunt of a woman who died while
in church staffers' care forged a key document used in setting up an estate.
Times 10 Nov 1999
Foe of Scientology plans move to area
Robert Minton intends to buy property in downtown Clearwater.
Meanwhile, a restraining order against him is extended to Nov. 29.
Times 16 Nov 1999
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Scientology prompts review of death case
Times 24 Nov 1999
Scientology work limits protesters
Church officials say the timing of thesidewalk
project has nothing to do with the annual demonstrations planned in
Times 1 Dec 1999
Church staffer, foe told to stay apart
A judge orders a Scientology critic to avoid church property;
a staffer must avoid the critic.
Times 3 Dec 1999 (auf
Scientologists facing protest
Protesters from all over the nation and some foreign countries
are gathering to picket the Church of Scientology's World Headquarters
at the Ft.Harrison Hotel. It's all in memory of Lisa McPherson . . .
4 Dec 1999
Scientology foes gather for 5th annual meeting
Tampa Tribune 4 Dec 1999
Church draws line for critics
The church spray-paints boundaries near its buildings
to show protesters where they cannot go.
Times 4 Dec 1999
Pictures of theorange
lines and 4 Dec `99candle
light vigil for Lisa. Link toreports
of the Clearwater protests.
Scientology foe moves in, digs in for a long fight
A trust, organized to fight Scientology, will set up offices
near the church in downtown Clearwater.
Times 5 Dec 1999 (auf
Belief called irrelevant in death
Scientology cannot rely on an argument of spiritual assistance
in Lisa McPherson's death, prosecutors argue.
Times 7 Dec 1999
Prosecutors argue to keep charges against Scientology
Tampa Tribune 8 Dec 1999 (
auf Deutsch )
When can a church be accused of a crime?
SP Times 8 Dec 1999
Scientology leader named defendant in suit
Times 15 Dec 1999 (auf
He added: "At the time I don't think it was really thought to be
that significant an issue. She died. People die."
Scientology lawsuit forges on
It could be a year before a Pinellas judge makes a decision
whether a critical document in an $80 million lawsuit against the Church
of Scientology was forged.
MSNBC Times 18 Dec 1999
Scientologists say lawsuit is a crusade
Tampa Tribune 17 Dec 1999
Scientologist's estate still unresolved
After a second day of testimony Friday, a Probate Court
hearing to decide the fate of the Lisa McPherson estate adjourned with
SP Times 18 Dec 1999
Scientologists, critics sharing woman's name
Times 20 Dec 1999
Scientology [criminal] trial moved to October
Attorneys on both sides agree that the complex case will
not be ready for trial in March. The trial is set to last five weeks.
Times 22 Dec 1999 (auf
Scientology medical abuse trial delayed 7 months
The legal drama that began with the 1995 death of Scientologist
Lisa McPherson just got a little longer.
Press 23 Dec 1999