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Church withdraws venue change request

Title: Church withdraws venue change request
Date: Wednesday, 11 June 2003
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Robert Farley
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Scientologists will let the trial "determine the ability to empanel an unbiased jury." CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology officials thought hard before making public a survey they commissioned that found widespread negative opinions about Scientology. The church then used the survey to argue that negative media reports had prejudiced Tampa Bay area residents so badly that the church could not get a fair trial in an upcoming civil case. The trial should be moved, they said. Church officials knew the survey ... [Read the rest at]