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A magnet for Scientologists, Clearwater comes to terms with its status as a mecca

Title: A magnet for Scientologists, Clearwater comes to terms with its status as a mecca
Date: Friday, 12 October 2007
Publisher: North County Times (California)
Author: Mitch Stacy
Main source: nctimes.com

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Sure, says Mayor Frank Hibbard. It can be a little unsettling sometimes — throngs of Scientologists wandering Clearwater's streets in their blue or khaki trousers and crisp dress shirts. Sometimes, it makes the neighbors a bit uneasy. "When you come to downtown, no one likes being a minority," Mr. Hibbard said. But mostly, folks in this picturesque Gulf Coast city have come to accept that Clearwater is to Scientologists what Salt Lake City is to Mormons, what Mecca is to Muslims. ... [Read the rest at nctimes.com]