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32 matching items found between Jan 1997 and Dec 1997. Furthermore, there are 934 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 28, 1997
Church of Scientology Hits Critics Where They Live — Seattle Times
Dec 12, 1997
Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Kathy Kinsey
Source: Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress, alter ego. Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857 ($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued interest). Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California / C332027. Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997. Judge: John P. Shook. Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe, Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe, Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San Anselmo). ...
Dec 12, 1997
Scientology in Germany — International Herald Tribune
Type: Press
Author(s): William C. Walsh
Source: International Herald Tribune
Regarding "Reassessing U.S.-German Friendship" (Special Report, Dec. 9) by John Dornberg: Mr. Dornberg writes that claims of discrimination against Scientologists in Germany are "ludicrous." As human rights counsel for the Church of Scientology of Germany, I must inform you that Mr. Dornberg's statement is flatly incorrect. I have personally documented hundreds of cases of Scientologists who have been seriously discriminated against in Germany. In some cases they have been forced to leave their country and seek asylum abroad. Scientologists in Germany ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 9, 1997
Behind Facade of Harmony, Nations Are Far Apart on Some Basic Issues — International Herald Tribune
Dec 1, 1997
Distrust in Clearwater -- A special report.; Death of a Scientologist Heightens Suspicions in a Florida Town — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: 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 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 20, 1997
Last night's TV / Take me to your lucre — The Guardian (UK)
Nov 20, 1997
Name-calling and cryptic crossword clues — The Times (UK)
Nov 14, 1997
On Scientology — International Herald Tribune
Nov 14, 1997
The learning cure // Can L. Ron Hubbard's "study technology" make kids smarter? — L.A. Weekly (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Sara Catania
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
When you sit down to read, do you find yourself feeling blank or sort of spinny? Squashed, bent or just not there? Sure you do. And here's why: You've gone past a word you don't understand. In fact, the only reason a person gives up studying or becomes confused or unable to learn is because that person went past a word that was misunderstood. At least that's what the followers of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard want you to ...
Nov 9, 1997
Travolta begs Channel 4 not to attack Scientology — The Independent (UK)
More: link
Nov 8, 1997
U.S. Immigration Court Grants Asylum to German Scientologist — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7 — A Federal immigration court judge has granted asylum to a German member of the Church of Scientology who claimed that she would be subjected to religious persecution had she been required to return to her homeland, the woman's lawyer and a Scientology official said today. While few details of the case were available, it is believed to be the first time the United States has given asylum protection to a Scientologist. The Church of Scientology has ...
Oct 28, 1997
Scientologists' largest German protest march held in Berlin — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
BERLIN — Speaking from a vast video screen, actor John Travolta told a mass rally of Scientologists here Monday that there is no excuse for government discrimination against religious bodies. Singing and chanting, adherents from Germany, the United States and across Europe joined the L.A.-based Church of Scientology's largest demonstration in Germany against what it said is official discrimination against religious minorities. "Scientology is our religion," Travolta said in the video message, taped in Los Angeles. "It has helped us a ...
Oct 15, 1997
Religion splits 'Back to Basics' [exact date unknown] — Orange County Register
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): John Gittelsohn
Source: Orange County Register
EDUCATION: Organizer of a conference being held today is a Scientologist, and that worries' some in the school-reform group. ORANGE — Leaders of Orange County's "back to basics" education movement are split over attending a conference tonight because the chief organizer belongs to the Church of Scientology. Orange County Department of Education board member Ken Williams said he withdrew from the "Back to Basics Education Crusade" because of discomfort with its organizers, not because of disagreement over the crusade's goals. "I ...
Sep 28, 1997
Employee accuses real estate firm of turning on Scientology e-meter — New York Observer
Type: Press
Author(s): Dylan Foley, Devin Leonard
Source: New York Observer
Several months after she went to work at a Manhattan real estate firm, Karen Schwartz says her boss, developer Lawrence Feldman, ordered her to take an unusual series of night classes. Ms. Schwartz says he informed her they were simply "business courses." But when she arrived at the classroom, Ms. Schwartz couldn't have been more astonished. According to a complaint Ms. Schwartz has filed with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she was subjected to something close to an indoctrination into ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 1997
Scientology: The science fiction religion — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
Aug 14, 1997
Hush-Hush Money — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
After more than seventeen years of litigation, Lawrence Wollersheim knows that talk isn't cheap–not when you're talking to lawyers and your life's work happens to involve badmouthing the Church of Scientology. But the price of silence is even higher. Too high, in Wollersheim's estimation, which is why he says he walked away from an alleged settlement offer by the church that would have netted him and a few colleagues $12 million in exchange for abandoning their crusade against Scientology. Wollersheim is ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 1, 1997
Did Scientology strike back? — The American Lawyer
Type: Press
Author(s): Susan Hansen
Source: The American Lawyer
When the end finally came for the old Cult Awareness Network, it happened fast. Cynthia Kisser, CAN's executive director, struggled to stay calm as she sat in federal bankruptcy court in Chicago late last October waiting for the auction to begin. Kisser, who had spent the past nine years leading CAN's efforts to inform the public about dangerous cults, had hoped that she wouldn't have to pay much for her group's assets that day. Nor did she want much, she claims ...
May 1, 1997
Scientologist Lisa McPherson's tragic death — Watchman Expositor
Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Branch
Source: 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 ...
Mar 30, 1997
The true story of a false prophet — Mail on Sunday (UK)
Mar 22, 1997
Troubles dogged 'medical liaison' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER - A Church of Scientology staff member who helped care for Lisa McPherson shortly before her death is a medical doctor whose practice in Arizona was restricted after two hospitals raised questions about her use of prescription drugs. The doctor, Janis K. Johnson-Fitzgerald, agreed to an order in October 1993 in which she surrendered her right to write prescriptions; promised not to see patients; agreed to random drug tests; and was to have her progress monitored by another doctor. At ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 20, 1997
Letters / The IRS acted properly — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The truth is, there is no "humane" way to destroy the developing child in the womb. Other than the "partial-birth" abortion, the current methods are: ripping the body apart with a powerful suction machine (sometimes requiring that the child's body be sliced up by a sharp curette before suctioning, depending on the child's size); poisoning the child with a caustic salt solution, causing the child to writhe in pain for a number of hours prior to being violently expelled; or chemical ...
Mar 9, 1997
Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Five pathologists say it is clear from key lab results that Lisa McPherson was severely dehydrated when she died after a 17-day stay at a Church of Scientology retreat. The Times interviewed the doctors after the much-publicized disagreement between the church and Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Joan Wood over how McPherson died. None of the doctors were previously familiar with the case. While many of their conclusions echo what Wood has said about McPherson's death, most of the doctors said ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 9, 1997
Scientology's puzzling journey from tax rebel to tax exempt // Taxes and tactics behind an I.R.S. reversal — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
On Oct. 8, 1993, 10,000 cheering Scientologists thronged the Los Angeles Sports Arena to celebrate the most important milestone in the church's recent history: victory in its all-out war against the Internal Revenue Service. For 25 years, I.R.S. agents had branded Scientology a commercial enterprise and refused to give it the tax exemption granted to churches. The refusals had been upheld in every court. But that night the crowd learned of an astonishing turnaround. The I.R.S. had granted tax exemptions to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 6, 1997
Nightmare on the Net — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology. Strange things happen around Lawrence Wollersheim. His businesses collapse. His Boulder apartment gets raided by federal marshals, his computers seized. When college students offer to help him rebuild his computer bulletin-board system, they receive threatening phone calls–anonymous voices urging them to stay away from Larry. A California judge who presided over a lawsuit in which Wollersheim was the plaintiff told reporters he'd encountered a lot ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 21, 1997
Scientology had woman in isolation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 6, 1997
Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Feb 1, 1997
Victims or VILLAINS? — The Weekend Australian
Jan 28, 1997
Word War Two — Star magazine
Jan 21, 1997
Real-life angel John Travolta: My hands can heal the sick — National Examiner
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Campbell
Source: National Examiner
LIKE a real-life angel, Michael star John Travolta has the otherworldly power to heal with his hands. Back in 1994, The EXAMINER was the first to report the amazing healing magic in John's fingertips. Since then, he's added dozens of "patients" to the list of pals and co-workers who've received his miraculous touch. * Rock musician Sting's sore throat disappeared after a healing session with John. * On the set of the movie Phenomenon, he cured a crew member's injured leg. ...
Jan 15, 1997
German Party Replies To Scientology Backers — International Herald Tribune
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