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ben shaw • church of scientology flag service organization (csfso) • church of scientology religious trust (csrt) • clearwater • cost • david miscavige • florida • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • frank hibbard • hacienda gardens @ 551 north saturn avenue clearwater fl united states • internal revenue service (irs) • lawsuit • lisa mcpherson • membership • michael j. "mike" rinder • pat harney • real estate • richard a. haworth • robert farley • sandcastle motel @ 200 north osceola avenue clearwater fl united states • sea organization (sea org, so) • super power/flag building (formerly, gray moss inn) @ 215 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • tampa tribune (florida) • tax matter • thomas c. tobin
Reference materials Super Power/Flag building (formerly, Gray Moss Inn) @ 215 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United States
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Apr 21, 2011
Says sect drags out projects — Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
In regard to your article, “Scientologists appear before Mono council,” (April 14): I would like to point out that Scientology has a long history of dragging out construction programs. For example, their Super Power building in Clearwater Florida had its groundbreaking in 1998, yet the building has never yet been completed. The church made continuous statements that the project would be done “by the end of the year” and such, but it has never been completed. You can see more such ...
Feb 25, 2011
Enquête JE // Clearwater, la "Mecque" de la scientologie — TVA
More: Unofficial English translation
Type: TV
Author(s): Dominique Trottier
Source: TVA
L'église de Scientologie n'aime guère les journalistes, pas plus que la critique, et donne rarement des entrevues. Les responsables ont d'ailleurs refusé les deux demandes que nous avons faites, aux États-Unis et au Québec. Le pouvoir absolu du grand leader David Miscavidge, (qui a succédé à Ron Hubbard après son décès) suscite de la grogne. De nombreux hauts dirigeants ont quitté le mouvement. Ils dénoncent le climat de violence qui y règne depuis l'arrivée de Miscavidge. Une équipe de JE s'est ...
Feb 25, 2011
Enquête JE // L'équipe de JE prise à partie — TVA
Type: TV
Source: TVA
D'anciens dirigeants et scientologues accusent l'Église de scientologie de violence et d'exploitation de travailleurs. Une équipe de tournage de TVA s'est rendue à Clearwater, en Floride, pour réaliser une enquête sur ces allégations. Sa présence a entraîné la colère des dirigeants de l'Église de scientologie. Les accusations visent le grand leader David Miscavige qui aurait instauré un régime de violence et battrait ses collaborateurs. Le FBI enquêterait même sur des allégations de trafic d'êtres humains et d'exploitation de travailleurs, dont plusieurs ...
Nov 21, 2010
Scientology benefits when Miami dentist runs up patient bills — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology's comment
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
MIAMI — Rosa Hernandez remembers this about her dentist: He sure could close a deal. She and her husband, Mauricio, had gone to Dr. Rene Piedra with a host of concerns. She had sensitive gums and a paralyzing fear of dentists. He needed bonding. Piedra, dressed in a business suit instead of a dental coat, showed them computerized models of how he would fix their teeth. He offered them a discount because they came in together, and helped them with a ...
May 22, 2010
Does John Travolta believe his baby is the reincarnation of his dead son? — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Price
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Sunrise in the humidity of deepest Florida, a hazy mist cloaking the ground as the coolness of the night turns to cloying heat, and a lone individual trudges along an airport runway in a pristine tracksuit. He won't be breaking any land speed records - in fact this version of running barely qualifies as a brisk trot - but at 56 John Travolta is no spring chicken. Consider, however, that his only exercise until recently was lifting double cheeseburgers to his ...
Feb 22, 2010
Scientology / Today Tonight goes behind the closely guarded walls of Scientology's celebrity headquarters — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube part 1, Youtube part 2
Dec 2, 2009
Infinite Complacency: Kevin Mackey's Letter
Nov 20, 2009
Science or fiction? — The Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): Natasha Bita
Source: The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 17 Monument — BFG Books
Sep 14, 2009
Big fat fines / Who's not paying? [Coming soon @ 23h EDT] — WFLA News (Tampa)
More: Youtube
Sep 11, 2009
Scientology, others let code fines mount in Clearwater — Tampa Bay Online
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Douglas
Source: Tampa Bay Online
CLEARWATER - The city of Clearwater is so strapped for cash that leaders have eliminated 86 jobs, cut library hours, and raised the property tax rate. Parks and recreation workers even stopped flying the American flag for a few days over 13 city landmarks to save a couple of bucks. But one step the city staff has not taken to help make ends meet is forcing city code violators, including the Church of Scientology, to pay the $3.4 million in fines ...
Jul 31, 2009
Scientology expert describes how the church recruits and controls its members — Overnight America
Jul 25, 2009
Is John Travolta cracking up? It's not just grief - and guilt - over his dead son that are tearing the actor apart — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Scott
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Dead of night, and on a deserted Florida landing strip, the silence of the oppressively hot early hours is broken by the low whirring of an electric golf cart, driving lazy circuits. At the wheel is a bulky, lone figure, hunched forward over the controls as he tries to kill time during another long, sleepless night. It is a sight that has become something of a regular occurrence in recent weeks, as Hollywood star John Travolta acts out his bizarre nocturnal ...
Jul 9, 2009
Allegations against Scientology's leader out there, but all else is normal — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): David DeCamp, Mike Brassfield
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Allegations of physical abuse, destruction of evidence and punishment rituals in the upper echelons of the Church of Scientology left some local political leaders saying they were shocked and disturbed. But among leaders who have reached out to the church, those contacted by the St. Petersburg Times say they aren't ready to distance themselves from Scientology and its sizeable membership after a recent Times series detailing accusations from former church executives. While some in the community saw potential for ...
Jun 23, 2009
Scientology (Part 3 of 3): Ecclesiastical justice — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Leaving the Church of Scientology: a huge step
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The four high-ranking executives who left Scientology say that church leader David Miscavige not only physically attacked members of his executive staff, he messed with their minds. He frequently had groups of managers jump into a pool or a lake. He mustered them into group confessions that sometimes spun into free-for-alls, with people hitting one another. Mike Rinder, who defended the church to the media for two decades, couldn't stomach what was happening on the inside. The tactics to keep executives ...
Jun 6, 2009
Scientologist and Nancy Cartwright ex, Steve Brackett jumps to his death — Cover up and conspiracy to follow — Glosslip
Mar 22, 2009
Scientology church gives Clearwater's Fort Harrison Hotel a $40M makeover — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Brassfield
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture of interior] [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] [Caption:] The Crystal Ballroom at the Fort Harrison Hotel houses a 12,000-crystal chandelier. The hotel opened 82 years ago as the New Fort Harrison Hotel, and was a focal point of the community during the Great Depression and World War II. CLEARWATER — Marble floors from Spain. Gold leaf painted on elaborate crown moldings. Richly colored carpets from South Africa. Decorative plaster cornices. A 12,000-crystal chandelier for the ballroom. The Church of Scientology ...
Feb 13, 2009
Church of Scientology spiffs up Fort Harrison Hotel, plans interior work on Flag Building — Tampa Bay Business Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Jane Meinhardt
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
CLEARWATER — The largest building downtown and its little sister are hard to miss. The Mediterranean-revival Flag Building occupies an entire city block. It is connected via an overhead walkway to the landmark Fort Harrison Hotel across the street to the west. The Church of Scientology owns both, and each is in a phase of multimillion-dollar construction. The hotel is shrouded in scaffolding as it gets gussied up in a $30 million renovation project started in April. Looking from outside, the ...
Aug 9, 2008
Scientologists Buy 5 More Acres To 'Play With' — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology has added to its downtown property holdings, buying a 5-acre waterfront parcel from church members whose plans for a condominium failed. The church paid $10 million for the property along North Fort Harrison Avenue but has no plans for it, church spokeswoman Pat Harney said Thursday. It could become part of the church's expansion of the Sandcastle complex that fronts Clearwater Harbor, she said. "Now we have a little more land to play with," Harney ...
Jun 13, 2008
Scientology hires Staubach Co. to shepherd $45M revival — Tampa Bay Business Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Janet Leiser
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology — the largest downtown property owner — expects to begin work on the interior of its world spiritual headquarters almost 10 years after it first began construction of the building. The organization has hired Staubach Co., an international construction management firm founded by former NFL star Roger Staubach, to oversee the $45 million interior design of the six-story Mediterranean Revival building. The church hasn't yet hired a general contractor, but work on the 380,000-square-foot building, ...
May 3, 2008
Scientology's upgrades to boost taxes in Pinellas — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Marble floors with patterned inlay. Plush carpeting. Mahogany paneling. Decorated crown moldings. Marble sinks. Hi-def TVs. A 32-station fitness center. An elegant restaurant. Luxury touches abound inside downtown Clearwater's newest waterfront hotel, the gleaming 240-room Oak Cove. But don't rush to pack your bags. Oak Cove is just for Scientologists. Recently opened after a $26-million renovation, the hotel is Scientology's newest lodging option in Clearwater, the church's international spiritual headquarters. Oak Cove also is the first in a series ...
Mar 17, 2008
Cult Friction — Radar Online
Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Radar Online
Cult Friction After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match? By John Cook [Picture] Masked hackers have declared war on Scientology. Could the celebrity-friendly religion be in its final days? (Photo: Sam Comen) This article is from the April issue of Radar Magazine. For a risk-free issue, click here Clearwater is prepared for its enemies. It's a warm, if ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 12, 2007
A magnet for Scientologists, Clearwater comes to terms with its status as a mecca — North County Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mitch Stacy
Source: North County Times (California)
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. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 29, 2007
Scientology has big plans for landmark // Church leaders say the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater will have an extensive overhaul. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jacob H. Fries
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology is in announcement mode again, this time saying it will spend $20-million on a major upgrade of its iconic Fort Harrison Hotel. But what church officials aren't saying is exactly when the work will start. So, expect some eye rolls. That's because across the street from the Fort Harrison is Scientology's seven-story Super Power building. Stuccoed, trimmed and painted on the outside, the huge building is unfinished and vacant on the inside. And, remarkably, it's ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 27, 2007
UFO Travel: Clearwater is Scientology-tastic — Jaunted
Feb 2, 2007
Scientologists Pledge To Finish Vacant Shrine — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Feb 1, 2007
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Baird Helgeson
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship Posted Feb 1, 2007 by Vidisha Priyanka Updated Feb 1, 2007 at 03:37 PM By BAIRD HELGESON The Tampa Tribune CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology’s mammoth new spiritual shrine has stood vacant and unfinished for years, its dusty Mediterranean-style shell surrounded by patches of scrubby grass and “no trespassing” signs. Now church officials say they are ready to resume work on the building as it has racked up more than $55,000 in fines for not ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 23, 2006
Still on church's drawing board — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 17, 2006
Scientology church seeks more units for hotel — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER - After years of delay, there are visible signs that the Church of Scientology's ambitious plans to expand its downtown campus are again moving forward. Several months ago, cranes began piecing together a four-story, 275-space parking garage at East Avenue and Franklin Street. It is expected to be finished by April. On Tuesday, the Church of Scientology will go before the city's Community Development Board to request a transfer of development rights from the site of its power plant on ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 6, 2006
Plans for Expansion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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