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anthony shoemaker • apollo (formerly, "royal scot man"; often misspelled "royal scotman", "royal scotsman") • blackmail • charles lecher • children, youth • city of clearwater 1982 hearings • clearwater times (florida) • death • edward "eddie" walters • fair game • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • harassment • hugh wilhere • john harwood • lavenda van schaick • laurie hollman • lawsuit • michael j. flynn • narconon (aka scientology drug rehab) • paul b. johnson • paulette cooper • rita garvey • ronald "nibs" edward dewolf (l. ron hubbard, jr.) • slave labor
Reference materials Cult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Scientology's Education Fronts - Applied Scholastics InternationalApplied Scholastics
29 matching items found between Jan 1982 and Jun 1982. Furthermore, there are 696 matching items for all time not shown.
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May 12, 1982
Scientologists' pamphlet material called misleading — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology promised Monday to give citizens of Clearwater "adequate information" about itself, but some people already are accusing the group of distributing misleading material. Others say the church's new policy of openness is merely an old policy to appear to be open and above-board. The skirmishing came as the Clearwater City Commission wrapped up five days of public hearings on Scientology and the church launched a media blitz intended to win over the public. The information ...
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 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 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
City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: Janie Peterson
Type: Hearings
Tag(s): Alan HubbardAnthony ShoemakerAnti-psychiatryApple SchoolsApplied ScholasticsAuditingBarry ClinglerBette OrsiniBlackmailBruce HamiltonCarol GarrityCharles LeCherChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)City of Clearwater 1982 HearingsConfidential preclear (PC) folderCostDan ZalensDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)Destroying/hiding/falsifying evidencesDisconnectionDon CooperEdward "Eddie" WaltersErnest "Ernie" HartwellEthics (Scientology)ExtortionFair gameFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Fort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFreeloader's debtFront groupsGerus SocietyHarassmentIncomeInfiltrationJames "Jim" CalderbankJames BerfieldJane Lee "Janie" PetersonJulie BergmanLas Vegas Review JournalLaVenda Van SchaickLawsuitMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMedical claimsMichael J. FlynnNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)NevadaOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation Shake and BakeOperation Snow WhitePam BevinPaul HatchettPaul SheffieldPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Project OscarRed boxRita GarveyRobert "Bob" AndersonRuss AndrewsSafe Environment FundSalarySchoolsSecurity check ("sec check")Slave laborSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Statistics (Stats)SuicideSuppressive person (SP)ThreatTonja C. BurdenTR-L (Training Routine Lie)William "Bill" Broderick
May 8, 1982
City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: LaVenda Van Schaick
May 8, 1982
Hubbard's son prefers life without Scientology — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — He hates exercise but loves to watch football games on television and to tinker with a 1971 Volkswagen. He "consumes" literature to the point of leading the labels on Campbell soup cans, is practicing Episcopalian, chain smokes and answers to the nickname Nibs. He watched his father try to perform an abortion on his mother. He practiced black magic, spoke in the jargon of Scientology until he was 25 years old and used to be known as "the great ...
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 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
Ex-member cites abuse by church — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Ward
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Lori Taverna was a young, impressionable mother of two children when a friend took her to a free lecture given by the Church of Scientology in June 1965. "It sounded very good," she testified Thursday. "It sounded like it was something I was looking for. "I thought it was great," she said. "I was joining a group that would handle drugs crime and war. And, my children would be growing up in this." Part of Taverna's education by the ...
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
Foreign writer sees 'black side' to church — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Sven Egil Omdal watched the Clearwater City Commission's public hearings on Scientology and then returned to the Surfside Holiday Inn Wednesday evening — to find the door to his room ajar. He is sure he had locked it. He is also sure the incident has something to do with a visit the 29-year-old Norwegian journalist made earlier in the day. He went to the former Fort Harrison Hotel, nerve center of the Clearwater-based church, and proffered his business card. ...
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
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 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
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
Witnesses are critical of church — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
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
Court overturns Scientology judgment — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals on Monday overturned a jury's finding that the Church of Scientology had committed fraud against a former member and intentionally caused her emotional distress. The court nevertheless ruled that Martin Samuels, a Portland minister of the church, and the church's mission in Oregon should be retried on the fraud count. However, the jury will be allowed to look at only those claims made against the church that were of a secular nature, the ...
May 4, 1982
Editorial: Beliefs and practices — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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 ...
May 3, 1982
Scientologists win appeal — Oregon Journal
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Type: Press
Source: Oregon Journal
SALEM (UPI) — The Oregon Court of Appeals said Monday the Church of Scientology is innocent of "outrageous conduct" in a case involving a Portland woman awarded $2 million by a Multnomah County Circuit Court jury. The appeals court also said there was no evidence the church and the Delphian Foundation, a non-profit school, engaged in fraud, as alleged by Julie Christofferson. The court also reversed but sent back for a new trial allegations of fraud leveled against the church's Mission ...
Apr 1, 1982
Cul deception examined — The Advisor
Mar 2, 1982
Clearwater to hire Boston lawyer for Scientology hearings — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Feb 27, 1982
Appropriation request soon on church hearings — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Feb 1, 1982
How founder's son sees Church of Scientology [exact date, newspaper unkown]
Jan 10, 1982
A tight corner for the Scientologists — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 3, 1982
Scientology remains an issue in Clearwater — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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