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Reference materials Elliot J. Abelson
16 matching items found between Jan 1997 and Jun 1997. Furthermore, there are 24 matching items for all time not shown.
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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 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 19, 1997
Letters / Re: Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death, March 9. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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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 9, 1997
An ultra-aggressive use of investigators and the courts — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
For years, Scientology has gone to great lengths to defend itself from critics. Often its defense has involved private investigators working for its lawyers. While the use of private investigators is common in the legal profession, some instances involving the church have been unusual. Scientology officials said that the investigators operated within the law and that the tactics were necessary to counter attacks made over the years by Internal Revenue Service agents and the press. "When people stop spreading lies about ...
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 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 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)
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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 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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Jan 24, 1997
Local lawyers, prosecutor defend medical examiner — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 23, 1997
Examiner, Scientologists differ on death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 11, 1997
Scientologists promised to care for woman who later died — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Cheryl Waldrip
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — On the day Lisa McPherson signed herself out of Morton Plant Hospital's emergency room, fellow Scientologists promised to take good care of her. "Her friends at Scientology will watch her 24 hours a day and be sure that she gets the care that they want her to have and the patient wants to have," physician Flynn Lovett wrote in McPherson's medical records on Nov. 18, 1995. "I told them I felt this was OK." McPherson left with members of ...
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