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Reference materials St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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May 11, 1997
Battlefield Tilden — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Wilson
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TILDEN, NEB. — In a no-stoplight town on the American plain, in a house where the King James Version lies open in the entryway, a woman unfolds her newspaper and begins to read. The headline in the Tilden Citizen announces, "New Park Groundbreaking Ceremony Held." A picture shows 13 people posed shoulder to shoulder, their grins as frozen as the February soil. The mayor, a construction foreman on his afternoon break, has the familiar job of holding the shovel. A banner ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 10, 1997
Editorial // A tale of two stories — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology's version of the circumstances surrounding the death of one of its members always raised more questions than it answered. Now Scientology's top officials cannot even keep their own stories straight, further undermining their credibility. That increases the pressure on Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe to uncover the truth about Lisa McPherson's death. Were Scientology officials right when they insisted McPherson was capable of walking when she was loaded into a van at the church's Fort Harrison Hotel ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 9, 1997
When did she die? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Was it an honest mistake, a slip of the tongue? Or was it the naked truth, carelessly uttered on camera A top official for the Church of Scientology told a German television crew recently that church member Lisa McPherson died in a room at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater. On its face, the statement marks a major change in Scientology's version of events surrounding McPherson's unexplained death at age 36. It came in the presence of one of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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 25, 1997
The Scientology problem — Wall Street Journal
More: holysmoke.org, link
Type: Press
Source: Wall Street Journal
As no doubt befits a society founded by Pilgrims, America has a long tradition of controversial movements maturing to success, whether Mormons or Christian Scientists or Jehovah's Witnesses. Today, the latest cult forcing itself to our attention is the Church of Scientology. Scientology was founded in the early 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. He fashioned a creation myth around Xenu, who froze and transported thetan souls to volcanoes in Teegeeack, now earth. The creed holds that humans ...
Mar 22, 1997
Troubles dogged 'medical liaison' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
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 21, 1997
No questions for the IRS? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: forums.whyweprotest.net
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
There is a peculiar response coming from Washington regarding new questions about the Internal Revenue Service's decision to give the Church of Scientology the tax exemption granted to churches. Silence. In a city where every politician searches for publicity and demands for investigations are commonplace, no one has heard a peep from Congress. It has been more than a week since the New York Times raised serious concerns about the circumstances surrounding the IRS' decision to reverse course in 1993 and ...
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 19, 1997
Letters / Re: Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death, March 9. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Elliot Abelson
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The truth in the McPherson case Re: Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death, March 9. A great deal of false information has been circulated by the media concerning the Lisa McPherson case, the most recent of which appeared in the Times with quotes from medical experts purportedly in support of the allegations made by the Pinellas/Pasco medical examiner, Dr. Joan Wood. But as with much else in this case, the truth was not made known, and a false picture ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 16, 1997
Who can stand up? — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Frank Rich
Source: New York Times
Can anyone stand up to the Church of Scientology? Such was the plaintive question asked by The St. Petersburg Times in an editorial last week, and with good reason. The great American religious saga of the 1990's may be the rise to power of a church that has successfully brought the Internal Revenue Service, the State Department and much of the American press to heel even as it did an end-run around the courts. As Douglas Frantz reported in The New ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 12, 1997
Scientology says it isn't moving into Dunedin — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): G.G. Rigsby
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
DUNEDIN - It has been brought up at gatherings for weeks - at Mardi Gras, at a chamber mixer, at the morning coffee klatch, at a Kiwanis Club breakfast. Then there have been phone calls to City Hall and the newspaper. People want to know: Is the three-story building in the heart of downtown being bought by Scientologists? Will the building one day be given to the church and come off the taxrolls? Will Dunedin wind up looking like downtown Clearwater, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 11, 1997
Intimidating the IRS — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Most taxpayers would not be rewarded if they tried to intimidate the Internal Revenue Service into giving them a break. They also would be kicked out the door if they barged into the office of the head of the IRS and demanded to be seen without an appointment. But most taxpayers are not the Church of Scientology, which succeeded in doing both. The decision by the IRS in 1993 to give the Church of Scientology the tax exemption granted to churches ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 9, 1997
Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
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
Scientologists clash with protesters — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 2, 1997
Scientologist hospitalized after jump into harbor — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: rickross.com, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A barefoot woman ran between two Church of Scientology buildings early Saturday before jumping into Clearwater Harbor, where police took her into protective custody for a psychiatric evaluation. As the incident unfolded over more than three city blocks downtown, a patrol officer tried twice to ask the woman if she needed help, police said. They said she and a Church of Scientology security guard behind her kept running and eventually she was found by police in shallow Clearwater Harbor. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 1, 1997
Examiner lied, Scientology lawyer says — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 28, 1997
Church can see some records — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In a ruling that has both sides of a court case claiming victory, a judge will allow the Church of Scientology to examine some records from the autopsy of one of its members. The records will be opened today to the church and the public. They concern Lisa McPherson, a 36-year-old Scientologist who entered the church's downtown Clearwater retreat a healthy woman and died 17 days later, on Dec. 5, 1995. The church has objected to findings by Pinellas-Pasco ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 26, 1997
Scientology reporters target police on race — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 24, 1997
Letters / Re: Scientology disagreement downplayed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 23, 1997
A quiet paranoia settles in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 21, 1997
Hubbard was longtime opponent of psychiatry — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 21, 1997
Scientology had woman in isolation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: groups.google.ca, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Feb 20, 1997
Family sues Scientology in '95 death of woman — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 20, 1997
German city won't hire Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 18, 1997
In brief / Scientology disagreement downplayed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 15, 1997
Letters / Re: The judge's impulse was improper — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 14, 1997
Official, Scientology take battle to court — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 11, 1997
Letters / Judge Rushing's behavior follows disturbing pattern — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 10, 1997
Editorial / The judge's impulse was improper — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 2, 1997
Classes for defendants have ties to church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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