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anthony shoemaker • bill prescott • charles lecher • children, youth • city of clearwater 1982 hearings • david ray • dead agenting (black pr, smear campaign) • edward "eddie" walters • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • harassment • hugh wilhere • infiltration • internal revenue service (irs) • john harwood • lawsuit • medical claims • michael j. flynn • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • operation snow white • paul b. johnson • paulette cooper • rita garvey • ronald "nibs" edward dewolf (l. ron hubbard, jr.) • suicide
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Nov 13, 1982
Son claims Hubbard was heavy drug user — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bob LaBarre
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
L. Ron Hubbard wrote his most important books and articles, the foundation of the Church of Scientology and his psycho-therapeutic treatment, Dianetics, while "saturated" with cocaine and other drugs, according to his son. Ronald E. DeWolf, the oldest of Hubbard's six children, contends his father distorted his military record to create cult devotion to his budding church. And, the son maintains, his father lied about his physical health, maintaining that Dianetics had made him well, when in fact he was severely ...
Aug 2, 1982
Scientology makes its move for an 'all-clear' — Mercury (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Wayne Crawford
Source: Mercury (Australia)
Scientology was recently legalised in Victoria. Wayne Crawford reports on a bid by Bob Allsop (pictured), its community Affairs Director in that State, to clear obstacles to Scientology in Tasmania. A 20th century religious confessional aid — or a high-priced but primitive lie detector? Can it really register the screams of terror of tomatoes about to be assaulted with a knife, as was claimed by its inventor, L. Ron Hubbard, an American science fiction writer? Used correctly, is it a useful ...
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Jul 21, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology responds to News-Herald articles — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
by Rev. August Murphy President Church of Scientology of San Francisco (Editor's note: In its investigation of the Church of Scientology, the News-Herald has repeatedly attempted to interview members of the Church in order to present a balanced picture of the subject. Scientology officials from San Francisco met with the News-Herald ''briefly and provided a great deal of written information about the Church, but have refused to be interviewed on the record. Officials from the Scientology mission in Santa Rosa also ...
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 ...
Jun 16, 1982
Inside Scientology: Cult or religion? — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
"To try to stop people from listening, the Chaos Merchant has to use words like 'cult,' " says L. Ron Hubbard (founder of the Church of Scientology) of his enemies. "That's a closed group, whereas Scientology is the most open group on Earth to anyone." Cult or religion? Scientology has been called both. A note prefacing most of Hubbard's books defines Scientology as "a religious philosophy containing pastoral counseling procedures intended to assist an individual to gain greater self-confidence and personal ...
Jun 9, 1982
Inside Scientology: Is it a religion, a science fiction fantasy, or just another cult? — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
The year was 1950. The book was Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, written by a 39-year-old "pulp" writer of science fiction, L. Ron Hubbard. A few months earlier, Hubbard had outlined the book's tenets in a magazine called Astounding Science Fiction. And a year before that, at a lecture for science fiction writers, Hubbard had mused, "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be ...
Jun 9, 1982
Inside Scientology: The story of Scientology might make a great movie — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Type: Press
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
The film would star a former science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard who founded a religion — or what his critics call a "cult." Also included in the cast would be Charles Manson, John Travolta, numerous former cultists turned "deprogrammers," and billions of Thetans, or immortal beings trapped in "meat bodies" on the planet earth — and don't forget Hubbard's renegade son, who works in a Nevada casino and suspects his father is either dead or hopelessly insane. Scenery in ...
Jun 2, 1982
Amended and restated articles of incorporation of Church of Scientology Flag Service Org. Inc. (Filed June. 29, 1982)
May 11, 1982
16 witnesses unlock sect's closed society — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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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
Scientologists decline to call witnesses, say hearings are a 'circus' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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May 11, 1982
Scientology hearings end — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
The Clearwater City Commission's Scientology hearings ended Monday with searing criticism from the church and a vow from commissioners that their efforts to regulate Scientology have only begun. Church lawyer Paul B. Johnson told commissioners they had conducted a biased "Roman circus" that has unjustly Scientology hearings end "embarrassed and scandalized" Scientology across the country. Though the city had offered the church four days to rebut witnesses and documents presented by Boston lawyer Michael J. Flynn, Johnson announced that the church ...
May 11, 1982
Scientology starts publicity campaign — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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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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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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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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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
Ex-Scientologists describe illegal activities — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Why, Robert Dardano was asked, had he done it — why had he participated with other Scientologists in burglaries and theft of documents and smear campaigns against the church's perceived enemies? Because he was convinced, the slender, soft-spoken Dardano told Clearwater city commissioners, "that Scientology was going to save the planet and free the world. "That we were right and everyone else was wrong," Dardano, a 31-year-old Boston resident, was one of eight witnesses to testify Saturday during commission ...
May 8, 1982
Scientology critics parade to hearings — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Six more witnesses denounced the Church of Scientology and its practices Friday during public hearings on the organization. For the third straight day, the critical testimony was a mixture of information concerning Scientology's Clearwater operations and church activities elsewhere. City commissioners, who are having the hearings, heard from: * Casey Kelly, 23, who joined Scientology to crusade against "war," "crime" and "insanity" but later became disenchanted with long hours and low pay as a church employee here. * Rosie ...
May 7, 1982
Ex-Scientologists detail grim lifestyle — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Life at the Church of Scientology's Fort Harrison Hotel was so miserable, Lori Taverna remembered Thursday, that "I felt that I was in . . . an insane asylum." Casey Kelly recalled being distressed by the hard work and low pay. "Here I was, working 70 to 80 hours a week, and I was making $20," Kelly said. "This did not jive." Eventually both Kelly, 23, and Ms. Taverna, 39, quit Scientology. Thursday they testified before Clearwater city commissioners ...
May 7, 1982
Fort Harrison: 'horror house' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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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
Scientology foes lambaste each other — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — L. Ron Hubbard Jr., now known as Ron DeWolf, and Paulette Cooper agree on at least two things. Each says Scientology is a fraud. Each says the other is untrustworthy and out to make a buck from criticizing Scientology. "He's such a liar," Ms. Cooper said of DeWolf. Later she referred to DeWolf's father, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, and added, "He's a chip off the old block." DeWolf said he holds a similar view of Ms. Cooper. HE ...
May 7, 1982
Writer says sect harasses her — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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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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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
Scientology ban to go despite court's ruling — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Louise Carbines, Damien Comerford
Source: The Age (Australia)
The Victorian Government will go ahead with plans to lift bans on Scientology despite a ruling yesterday by the State Full Court that the Scientology organisations could not claim to be a religion. The Minister for Health, Mr Roper, said that the court's ruling would have no impact whatsoever on the State Government decision to amend the Psychological Practices Act which has outlawed the Church of Scientology since 1975. He hopes to have the amendment passed by the end of the ...
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May 6, 1982
Scientology founder's son: Father a liar — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
What they said: [Picture / Caption: Attorney Michael J. Flynn promised that Wednesday's testimony "is just laying the foundation" for revelations concerning Clearwater.] [Picture / Caption: "If Hubbard decides to leave this planet, he will take these people with him," said former Scientologist Edward Walters, drawing a comparison to the late Rev. Jim Jones.] [Picture / Caption: "My father only knew how to do one thing and that was to destroy people," said the former L. Ron Hubbard Jr., now known ...
May 6, 1982
Scientology is not religion, says court — Advertiser (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Advertiser (Australia)
MELBOURNE — The Victorian Full Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Church of the New Faith, practising Scientology, was not a religion or a religious institution. The Full Court unanimously dismissed an appeal by the organisation against a ruling by Mr. Justice Crockett in December, 1980, that it was not a religious organisation. Mr Justice Crockett had dismissed an appeal against a decision by the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant the church an exemption from tax as a religious ...
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May 6, 1982
Walters: 'They'll take the Kool-Aid' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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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 6, 1982
Witnesses are critical of church — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Author(s): Tom Ward
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology deceives, brainwashes and takes money from its followers, and its founder is a man who beat his wife and is preoccupied with sex, two witnesses told the City Commission Wednesday. The hearings are being held by the city to investigate church practices. One of those witnesses was the 47-year-old son of church founder L Ron Hubbard. Another witness was Ed Walters, a former high-ranking church official, who said followers are encouraged to donate all their ...
May 4, 1982
Anti-Scientology lawyer gets police protection — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER —The city of Clearwater has assigned police protection to Michael J. Flynn, the man who is leading the city's charge against the Church of Scientology. The church ridiculed the move as a "publicity stunt." Plainclothes Clearwater police officers are guarding Flynn, a Boston lawyer who is the city's $80,000 consultant for public hearings on church activities that begin Wednesday and are scheduled to continue through May 15. City Manager Tony Shoemaker said he ordered around-the-clock protection as a precaution, and ...
May 4, 1982
Petitioners back hearings on sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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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 ...
May 3, 1982
A confrontation of city vs. church scheduled this week — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — After six and a half years of uneasy, often hostile coexistence, the city of Clearwater this week embarks on its first formal confrontation with the Church of Scientology. In a series of hearings beginning Wednesday, the City Commission will conduct a public investigation of the controversial group. The architect of the hearings — a brash Boston lawyer named Michael J. Flynn — says the proceedings will "demonstrate the fraudulent, commercial and criminal activities" of Scientology. Church officials derisively predict ...
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