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Dec 21, 1997 Boston man in costly fight with Scientology — New York Times More:
link Dec 1, 1997 Distrust in Clearwater -- A special report.; Death of a Scientologist Heightens Suspicions in a Florida Town — New York Times More: link
New York Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Late on a November afternoon two years ago, a 36-year-old Scientologist named Lisa McPherson was involved in a minor traffic accident. She was not injured, but she inexplicably stripped off her clothes and began to walk naked down the street. A paramedic rushed her into an ambulance and asked why she had taken off her clothes. Ms. McPherson replied: "I wanted help. I wanted help." She was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric examination, but several ...
Nov 19, 1997 Secret lives: Lafayette Ron Hubbard [video] — Channel 4 (UK) More: transcript, local copy of transcript
Channel 4 (UK)
VOICES: "We were saving the world, we were convinced that Hubbard was the returned saviour and that his techniques and his knowledge and his majesty would eventually bring all mankind to an enlightened state and that was what we were doing..." "There were some things about him that I do feel were rather dangerous. I felt so much under his spell that I told my room-mate that if ever I told her that I was going to marry this man, she ...
Nov 1, 1997 Advance in the eastern frontier — Stern (magazine)
The business-minded Scientology strategists are conquering Russia with psycho-programs and management courses — and they seek access to politics and the military Oh, what a wonderful day, Marina thinks it's great to write up her sins. Anna has learned that aspirin ruins her brain. And Vladimir, an old man with thick glasses, can explain what ethics is by using building blocks. That's how it is with Scientologists, everybody has a little bit of success every day in the evening at 5:30 ...
Oct 31, 1997 In her final years, Scientologist spent $175,000 — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: lisamcpherson.org, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Thomas C. Tobin
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Lisa McPherson turned to the Church of Scientology in her 20s as she tried to shed the emotional baggage of a rocky youth. By age 36, with a high school education, she was earning a handsome salary as a sales representative in Clearwater. Today, as the church tries to rebut assertions that it caused her sudden death, it also credits Scientology for her successes in life. But McPherson's turnaround came at a financial price. From 1991 until she died in December ...
Sep 1, 1997 Special look at the Church of Scientology [exact date unknown] — Lotus magazine
May 1, 1997 Scientologist Lisa McPherson's tragic death — Watchman Expositor
The death of 36 year old Lisa McPherson while in the "care" of fellow Scientologists at the Clearwater headquarters has led to an ongoing investigation by Clearwater police and has been the focus of numerous stories in the
Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, New York Times, local media, NBC Nightly News, and episodes on Inside Edition. Lisa's tragic story began when she joined Scientology upon high school graduation. But two weeks before Thanksgiving, 1995, Lisa "told friends that she was ready ... Feb 6, 1997 Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 2, 1997 Classes for defendants have ties to church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com Jan 17, 1997 'Mission' a German hit despite boycott — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Mary Williams Walsh
Los Angeles Times (California) Movies: The success of the film, targeted by conservatives because it stars Scientologist Tom Cruise, eases studio fears about releasing other films featuring members of the movement. Despite the much-publicized boycott in Germany of "Mission: Impossible" because its star, Tom Cruise, is a Scientologist, the film grossed about $24 million, considered a huge success for the important German market by Hollywood studios, and ranked eighth in Germany for 1996. The results could help assuage the Hollywood studios that are preparing for ...
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