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Editorial: Scientology's image

Title: Editorial: Scientology's image
Date: Monday, 9 June 2003
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Scientology officials have gotten smarter about public relations, but they shouldn't be surprised that most local residents still remember their past tactics. Many Pinellas County residents know the story of how the Church of Scientology slipped into Pinellas under a different name in 1975 and began buying property in downtown Clearwater, where it established its international religious retreat known as Flag. They remember the clashes that followed between Clearwater city officials and Scientology, the church's penchant for secrecy and the disinformation ... [Read the rest at]