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26 matching items found between Jan 1985 and Dec 1985. Furthermore, there are 940 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 22, 1985
60 Minutes: Scientology / Update [16m 51s] — CBS News
Oct 3, 1985
Inkeeper appeals ruling to close landmark hotel — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jun 28, 1985
Scientologists picket court over freedom issue — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Myrna Oliver
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
About 400 members of the Church of Scientology's Crusade for Religious Freedom picketed the Los Angeles County Courthouse on Thursday, protesting what they consider to be court infringement on their constitutional right to religious freedom. In a unique courthouse scene, more than half the group lined a hallway five deep on each side outside the courtroom of Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr. during a hearing on former Scientologist Gerald Armstrong's $60-million fraud suit against the church. The disparate group, which included ...
Jun 13, 1985
Scientologists try to ease concern on Altadena plans — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Mark Arax
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
ALTADENA — Incorporation papers filed by the Church of Spiritual Technology seemingly contradict public assurances by church officials that their planned training center here will not be used as a base to espouse the tenets of Scientology. Officials of the Church of Spiritual Technology, an affiliate of the Church of Scientology, tried to allay community concerns Tuesday over their plans to buy a 198-acre complex in the Altadena foothills, which was occupied until last year by the La Vina Hospital. During ...
Jun 5, 1985
Researchers question cult techniques — Daily Emerald (Oregon)
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Author(s): Michael Duncan
Source: Daily Emerald (Oregon)
Some extremist religious sects and a number of related self-help therapies employ communication techniques that may over time "alter or impair fundamental information-processing abilities" and may result in severe physical, emotional and mental disorders, a team of University researchers announced at a press conference Tuesday. Authors and research associates Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman released a study titled "Information Disease," presenting findings of a nationwide study on the effects of covert induction and deprogramming. These results are the culmination of four ...
May 26, 1985
The selling of Scientology // Hubbard's motivations revealed in correspondence — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Three years after publishing a best-selling book in 1950 about his theories for improving mental health, L. Ron Hubbard, 42, was living in Spain and worrying about money. An idea struck him. Why not present Scientology as a religion, he suggested in a letter written to Helen O'Brien, then the head of an organization for marketing his mental health concepts known as the Hubbard Association of Scientologists. This was the formative stage of the Church of Scientology. Over the next 30 ...
May 24, 1985
Scientologists chorus 'amen' to court criticisms — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Sura Rubenstein
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A gathering billed as a news conference turned into a rally Wednesday as several hundred Scientologists shouted fervent "amens" to religious spokesmen decrying a $39 million judgment against the Church of Scientology awarded by a Multnomah County jury last week. "I heard a fight was going on in Oregon, and I wanted to get in on it," said the Rev. Everett Sileven, a Baptist minister from Louisville, Neb., who served 157 days in jail because he refused to permit state certification ...
May 23, 1985
Rally against huge damage award // Scientologists cast protest as defense of all religion — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Peter H. King
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
PORTLAND, Ore. — Duane Wolcott lives at a Christian church here, earning his keep as a custodian. He decribes his principal occupation, however, as "street evangelist," and it is his belief that this week the mysterious hand of God tossed him a terrific career opportunity. The burly 49-year-old could be found at a park by the Willamette River, happily passing out Christian pamphlets to Scientologists attending a free concert by one of their own, jazz musician Chick Corea. "We feel God ...
May 23, 1985
Scientology plan to buy site worries neighbors — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Author(s): Mike Ward, Victor M. Valle
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A plan by an affiliate of the Church of Scientology to buy a former hospital in the foothills above Altadena to house church archives and to serve as a training center for ministers is running into opposition from neighbors. "There's a lot of fear and worry," said William Kellogg, chairman of the Altadena Town Council's Land-Use Committee. Most of the concern centers on Scientology and its adherents, Kellogg said, rather than on the use of the 198-acre property, which was occupied ...
May 22, 1985
Scientologists carry protest to Capitol — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
2,000 march through Salem in attempt to see governor [Picture / Caption: ON THEIR WAY — Scientologists loaded up several school buses in downtown Portland Tuesday morning to head for Salem, where they said they planned to march around the state Capitol to protest last week's decision against the Church of Scientology.] A 38-bus caravan of Church of Scientology members arrived in Salem from Portland early Tuesday afternoon for a demonstration to show their displeasure with the $39-million verdict issued last ...
May 21, 1985
Church member Travolta stands up for Scientology — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
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Source: Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of Scientologists, buoyed by an appearance by church member John Travolta, marched downtown yesterday in the third day of protests over a $39 million fraud judgment against their church and its leader. Police Sgt. Jay Decker estimated "a few thousand" Church of Scientology members participated in the demonstration. "There will be more," he predicted, as the week-long series of rallies progresses. Scientologists had been arriving in Portland from across the United States, Europe and Australia since ...
May 21, 1985
Film star joins in Scientology verdict protest — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Holly Danks
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Movie star John Travolta, looking tired, tousled and in need of a shave, arrived shortly after midnight Monday in Portland to defend the Church of Scientology and back the growing protest of the $39 million judgment handed down against it last week by a Multnomah County jury. "It's simple," Travolta said after walking into a small conference room on the third floor of the Hilton Hotel and taking a long drink from the water glass placed in front of him. "I've ...
May 21, 1985
Scientologists, other hear protest concert — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Holly Danks, Paul Manley
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
About 2,000 Scientologists and Portland music fans gathered in downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park Monday night for a free concert that was billed as part of a crusade for religious freedom. Against a backdrop of the Burnside Bridge and a huge U.S. flag on which the cross of Scientology was superimposed, piano virtuoso Chick Corea and rock musician Frank Stallone performed. Scientologists identifying themselves as having come to Portland from Canada, Britain, Mexico, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden and New Zealand ...
May 21, 1985
Scientology trial jurors ignored advertising blitz — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
The Church of Scientology in Portland waged an expensive, large-scale advertising campaign throughout the fraud trial that led to a $39 million verdict against the church and its founder, but jurors said they paid no attention to it. Printed advertisements appeared frequently in daily and weekly newspapers in the Portland area throughout the 10-week trial, and radio and television commercials were played on several local stations. Two jurors who were interviewed Monday said the jury's decision was based on long discussions ...
May 21, 1985
Travolta & other Scientologists swarm into Portland to protest — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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Author(s): John McCoy, S.L. Sanger
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of Scientologists, including actor John Travolta and jazz musician Chick Corea, showed, up in Portland yesterday to rally behind their beleaguered church. Members of the Church of Scientology flew to Portland from all over the United States and as far away as Europe and South America. In Seattle, about 80 Scientologists singing "We Shall Overcome" and protesting what they called an assault on religious freedom gathered last night at the Flag Pavilion in Seattle Center. The Scientologists, ...
May 21, 1985
Travolta joins sect protest of $39 million judgment — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of Scientologists, buoyed by an appearance by church member John Travolta, marched downtown Monday in the third day of protests over a $39 million fraud judgment against their church and its leader. Police Sgt. Jay Decker estimated "a few thousand" Church of Scientology members participated in the demonstration. "There will be more," he predicted, as the weeklong series of rallies and concerts progresses. Scientologists had been arriving in Portland from across the United States, Europe and ...
May 20, 1985
Scientologists protest jury's verdict — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): John Snell
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
An estimated 300 members of the Church of Scientology rallied in downtown Portland Sunday, protesting a $39-million judgment against the church issued by a jury last week. For 90 minutes, the demonstrators, many of whom came to Portland from around the country, carried placards and chanted slogans as they marched around the Multnomah County Courthouse, which was closed Sunday. There were no incidents and no visible police presence during the rally. The protest is expected to continue at least through Monday, ...
May 20, 1985
Sect protest gathers steam — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
PORTLAND, Ore.—Members of the Church of Scientology converged on Portland on Sunday to protest a $39 million fraud judgment which one church leader called "a slap in the face of the First Amendment." The Rev. John Carmichael, head of the church in Oregon, predicted Sunday morning that the Multnomah County Circuit Court jury award will not stand on appeal. "Major disasters in which hundreds of people are killed don't get $39 million judgments," Carmichael said. In Clearwater, Scientology midday followers gathered ...
May 20, 1985
[title unknown, re. Portland protest] — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): John Snell, Holly Danks
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
An estimated 500 members of the Church of Scientology rallied in downtown Portland late into the night Sunday, anticipating the early morning arrival of film star John Travolta. Travolta, flying his private plane from Los Angeles for a quick stop in Portland to show solidarity with other Scientology members, arrived at Portland International Airport shortly after midnight. He was greeted by more than 200 supporters who had been bused to the airport after a day of protest against a $39 million ...
May 19, 1985
Scientology followers set big protest — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Nelson Pickett
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Thousands of Scientologists, including actor John Travolta, are planning to flock to Portland this week to protest a $39 million court judgment against the church, Scientology officials said Saturday. Scientologists started their protest Saturday night with a march outside the Multnomah County Courthouse by about 150 persons carrying signs that read "Restore the Bill of Rights" and "We Want Justice" and chanting "religious freedom now." Another rally is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sunday outside the courthouse in response to the jury ...
May 19, 1985
Scientology jury awards $39 million — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury awarded $39 million in punitive damages Friday to a Portland woman after finding she was victimized by "wanton misconduct" by the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The verdict was returned in favor of Julie Christofferson Titchbourne, 27, after 2½ days of deliberation and a 10-week trial. One of her lawyers, Ronald L. Wade, said it was the biggest punitive damages verdict in Oregon history. John Carmichael, president of the Church of ...
Apr 13, 1985
Two tapes not played at cult trial — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Author(s): Fred Leeson
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Attorneys for the Church of Scientology finished their cross-examination of a former Scientologist Friday without attempting to use the last two of four surreptitiously recorded videotapes made for the purpose of discrediting him. The latter tapes, made in Los Angeles In November 1984 without the knowledge of Gerald D. Armstrong, a church critic who appeared on them, were delivered to Multnomah Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer Friday. Londer had learned of the existence of the tapes Thursday and ordered them produced ...
Apr 2, 1985
Judge dismisses $2-million suit by Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Apr 2, 1985
Scientology libel suit dismissed — The Oregonian (Portland)
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Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
LOS ANGELES — A U.S. District Court judge Monday dismissed a $2 million libel suit by the Church of Scientology, of California against a Boston lawyer because of the failure of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard to appear at a court-ordered deposition. Lawyers for the Church of Scientology had argued that they had no way of contacting Hubbard, who was last seen in public in 1980 while living near Hemet, 70 miles east of Los Angeles. Hubbard, 74, had been ordered ...
Mar 6, 1985
Advertisement: Scientologists win landmark decision against government harassment — Los Angeles Times (California)
Jan 1, 1985
Scientology — CBC
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