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22 matching items found between Jan 1982 and Dec 1982. Furthermore, there are 270 matching items for all time not shown.
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Nov 15, 1982
'Dianetics' ads are running into trouble — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jul 7, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology versus the Merchants of Chaos — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Throughout its nearly 30 years of existence, the Church of Scientology has had problems with its image in the media. Newspaper articles have called it a "bizarre brain-washing cult" founded by a former science fiction writer. Television coverage of recent hearings in Clearwater, Florida — home of the Church's U.S. headquarters — emphasized testimony that the group's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, is in hiding and, according to his son, might even be dead. And the Reader's Digest recently printed two controversial ...
May 11, 1982
16 witnesses unlock sect's closed society — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The 16 witnesses who testified in Clearwater's public hearings on Church of Scientology activities provided the first-hand information city officials will use if they decide to design ordinances to regulate the sect. Boston attorney Michael Flynn, who gathered the witnesses, said he questioned them extensively about their Scientology experiences and people they knew in the sect. He confirmed that information through other witnesses and contacts inside the church, he said. If they had not been in the sect, Flynn said, "I'd ...
May 11, 1982
Scientology starts publicity campaign — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology has embarked on a citywide publicity campaign in the wake of five days of public hearings on the sect by the Clearwater City Commission, a church minister said Monday. At a 10:30 a.m. press conference, Scientology spokesman the Rev. Hugh Wilhere announced the beginning of an "open house" publicity campaign. Less than an hour earlier church attorney Paul B. Johnson of Tampa had told the Commission he would not use the four days set aside for church ...
May 11, 1982
Sect lawyer calls hearings 'a Roman Circus,' walks out — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Calling Clearwater's public hearings on the Church of Scientology a "Roman Circus," the sect's lawyer walked out on the proceedings Monday. "The Church of Scientology has been embarrassed and scandalized," said Tampa attorney Paul B. Johnson before leaving. In a brief presentation as Monday's session began, Johnson chastised city commissioners for what he said was their lack of objectivity. He also questioned the selection of Boston attorney Michael Flynn as the city's consultant and the credibility of "handpicked" witnesses Flynn provided. ...
May 10, 1982
Sect to counterattack, city told — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Clearwater city commissioners received a warning and some advice Saturday as witnesses gave final testimony against the Church of Scientology during public hearings on the sect's activities. Scientologists' four-day time slot to present their side in the controversy begins Monday. Church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said Saturday night it has not been decided whether the sect will take advantage of its rebuttal time. The warning came near the end of the hearings as consultant Michael Flynn, the Boston attorney hired by the ...
May 10, 1982
Sect to participate in hearing today? — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Clearwater City Commission opens the second half of its public hearings on the Church of Scientology at 9 a.m. today. The next four days have been set aside for the sect to present its side of the story. As of Sunday, however, church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said no decision had been reached as to whether the organization will take advantage of its half of the forum. This past week, Tampa attorney Paul B. Johnson, the sect's attorney, said it is ...
May 9, 1982
Witnesses tell of break-ins, conpiracy — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
In a story of international intrigue, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology testified Saturday about a worldwide sect network involving infiltrations, conspiracies and smuggling. Scott Mayer, 38, told Clearwater city commissioners "I have personal experiences of all of these," in the forth day of the city's Scientology hearings, where legal consultant Michael Flynn paraded seven of his most damaging witnesses. Commissioners heard also from a former Guardian Office worker who said she used the sect's "confessional files" during ...
May 8, 1982
Hearings 'an audit' of sect's founder — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
This week's public hearings on the Church of Scientology is just a case of sect founder L. Ron Hubbard getting a dose of his own medicine, according to one interested spectator. "This is an auditing session," said George Kelly, who has attended all three days of the hearings. "This is L. Ron Hubbard's auditing session and Michael Flynn is the auditor." Kelly, a 34-year-old Canadian and ex-Scientologist, based his analysis on his 14-year study of the Church of Scientology and his ...
May 8, 1982
Sect witnesses recount fear, deception, 'suicide' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Teen-ager David Ray testified Friday he had a spectacular start with the Church of Scientology in California, but quickly became a rebel trapped in The Fort Harrison Hotel, relegated to cleaning rooms and stomping garbage. Casey Kelly, 23, testifying for the second day, said he "wasn't a very good Scientologist," either. "One thing you don't do in Scientology is joke around, so obviously I didn't make out very well," he quipped. Like one other witness called in the third day of ...
May 7, 1982
Fort Harrison: 'horror house' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
A 17-year veteran of the Church of Scientology told Clearwater city commissioners Thursday she lived through "horror" while staying at the former Fort Harrison Hotel three years ago. Lori Taverna, who said she broke with the sect two months ago, was asked by Mayor Charles LeCher to describe a "normal day" while she worked as a Scientology trainer. "Most of it was horror, so I don't know," said Mrs. Taverna, 39. But in about three hours of testimony during the second ...
May 7, 1982
Sect founder's son thinks dad is dead — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard said Thursday he thinks his father probably is dead, although "I have never seen his dead body or anything." Ronald Edward DeWolf, the eldest son of the Scientology recluse, told Clearwater city commissioners that changes in the letters he has received from his father "leads me to believe he just possibly, might be dead, but I just don't know." The letters, he said, began changing in 1975 "and more recently, some of the ...
May 7, 1982
Writer says sect harasses her — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
It has been 11 years since freelance writer Paulette Cooper published what she calls "the book that launched a thousand suits." And it has been about a week since she was served with the eighteenth lawsuit filed against her by the Church of Scientology. "I handled the eighteenth better," the thin, blond woman said Thursday. "But how can things not bother you? I work day and night to pay lawyers." Ms. Cooper, in Clearwater this week for the city's Scientology hearings, ...
May 6, 1982
L. Ron Hubbard's son says his father 'destroys' foes [incomplete] — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of scientology, testified Wednesday his father was obsessed with controlling people and "destroyed" those who opposed him and the church. "My father only knew how to do one thing; that was destroy them," said L. Ronald Hubbard Jr., who has changed his name to Ronald Edward DeWolf. DeWolf contended also the elder Hubbard, fabricated most of the personal qualifications and scientific expertise he claimed when forming the sect. "I can say ...
May 6, 1982
Sect hearings open calmly — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Edward Walters was fidgety and nervous as he embarked on five hours of testimony Wednesday during the city of Clearwater's first day of public hearings into alleged criminal activities by the Church of Scientology. "Excuse my nervousness," began the 44-year-old former high-ranking Scientologist. "I've never been in public like this before." "We're all a little a tensed-up, I suppose," Mayor Charles LeCher replied. So began testimony in the much-awaited and much-publicized hearings that city officials said could result in two ordinances ...
May 6, 1982
Walters: 'They'll take the Kool-Aid' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater could be the scene of another Jonestown-type mass suicide when Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard dies, a former high-ranking church official said Wednesday. Edward Walters, the first witness called during Clearwater's public hearings into Scientology practices, said under oath that many Scientologists are "addicted" to Hubbard the way members of the People's Temple were to their leader, the Rev. Jim Jones. "If Hubbard decides to leave this planet he'll take the others with him—they ...
May 5, 1982
Hubbard's son will testify today — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, is scheduled to testify today in the opening round of public hearings on the sect, the city's hired consultant said Tuesday. Boston attorney Michael Flynn, who proposed the hearings this past fall, said Ron DeWolfe—once known as L. Ron Hubbard Jr.—will be the second witness to be heard in City Hall. Ed Walters, a former high-ranking church officer, will testify first, Flynn said. The planned eight days of hearings ...
May 4, 1982
Petitioners back hearings on sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Clearwater City Commission got a pat on the back Monday for its scheduled public hearings on activities of the Church of Scientology. The praise came in the form of petitions signed by more than 450 people who support the city's efforts "to inspect and regulate Scientology activities." Meanwhile, about a dozen letters have been sent to the Commission to protest the hearings set to begin Wednesday. The letters were sent by local residents, as well as lawyers and religion-related groups ...
Apr 4, 1982
'Lee' recounts sect horrors — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
As the woman they called "Lee" spoke from the church pulpit, the crowd, estimated at 1,000 was deathly quiet, hanging on every word. For most, it was the first time they had heard about the alleged goings-on within the Church of Scientology. They listened, somewhat in awe, as the 34-year-old Wisconsin woman recounted methodically her 12 years in the church. Then, as she spoke more passionately about the past two years, they heard of her emotional and physical struggle to break ...
Jan 13, 1982
Sect installs new powers that be — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 10, 1982
A tight corner for the Scientologists — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 8, 1982
Scientologists lose disclosure battle — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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