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Mayor hopes to mend rift with Scientology

Title: Mayor hopes to mend rift with Scientology
Date: Sunday, 21 March 1999
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Anita Kumar
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CLEARWATER — Two of the top candidates for mayor differed sharply on what traditionally has been a major issue in Clearwater, but it never came up during the recent campaign. Brian Aungst and Rita Garvey never discussed the Church of Scientology, which is expanding its downtown presence as never before and trying to shed its controversial image. Garvey, a longtime Scientology critic, made it a habit through the years never to speak with the church, which moved its "spiritual headquarters" to ... [Read the rest at]