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Dec 7, 2008 Mayor abandons anti-drug program affiliated with Church of Scientology — Las Cruces Sun News (New Mexico)
Las Cruces Sun News (New Mexico)
LAS CRUCES — The city is immediately ending an anti-drug program aimed at third-graders after it was revealed it was created and bankrolled by the Church of Scientology.
The "Drug-Free Marshal" program, started in late November, had only been presented to five schools but was intended to be promoted eventually among all third-graders in the Las Cruces Public Schools.
Mayor Ken Miyagishima apologized Saturday and said it was not his intention to promote the religion. The mayor said he was approached ...
Oct 30, 2008 Grand opening held for new Narconon center in Harlingen — Valley Morning Star (Texas)
Valley Morning Star (Texas)
HARLINGEN - The grand opening of the new center for the Narconon South Texas Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Program was held Thursday. The center is at 17697 ABD Road off of Rangerville Road. Gail Thomason, spokesperson for the center, said it has gone from a mobile home to a 17-acre facility. Thomason said in a news release that the Narconon program helps drug addicts "who have hit rock bottom to achieve control of their lives and return to their ...
Aug 6, 2008 1850 North Buckner – For Sale, By Scientologists — D Magazine
The Church of Scientology has this property at the corner of Buckner Boulevard and Dixie Lane on the market for $725,000. That’s for .8 acre. It is listed with Perry Jones, who is also apparently bullish on Genghis Grill. (Genghis Grill and Scientologists, now there’s a combo.) According to a 2005 article in the Dallas Morning News, the Church of Scientology purchased this property in 2000 and made all the neighbors nervous. The home was originally built in the 1940’s, was ...
Sep 14, 2007 Attorney General Abbott Charges Foreclosure Rescue Firm With Operating Unlawful Scam / Court freezes assets of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions — Texas Attorney General
Texas Attorney General
Attorney General Abbott Charges Foreclosure Rescue Firm With Operating Unlawful Scam
Court freezes assets of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions
HOUSTON – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a business with operating an unlawful foreclosure rescue scam that targeted struggling Texas homeowners. As a result, the 408th District Court issued a temporary restraining order and froze assets belonging to three businessmen who organized the scheme. According to court documents, the defendants fraudulently advertised that they could save homeowners from imminent foreclosures.
Jan 24, 2007 Texas: Penalty in case of false gas-mileage booster — New York Times
New York Times
Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an agreed judgment against a Dallas company that was marketing a mothball-like product as a gas-mileage booster. The company, BioPerformance, sold its product with a claim that putting a couple of the pills into an automobile fuel tank could increase gas mileage 30 percent. The state’s investigation revealed that the product had no such power and that its main ingredient was naphthalene, used in making mothballs. The state also found that the company developed a pyramid ...
Oct 23, 2005 Scientologists on the move // Church leaving quirky Dallas mansion for office complex — Dallas Morning News
Colleen McCain Nelson
Dallas Morning News
When the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre moved to Far East Dallas, the neighbors were nervous. Visions of traffic clogging the tree-lined streets and rumors about religious rituals had some homeowners on edge. Now, after spending five years in a salmon-colored mansion at Buckner Boulevard and Dixie Lane, the Scientologists are moving to the suburbs. And many of their neighbors are sorry to see them go. "They've been very friendly," said Jim Depetris, who lives next door to the Celebrity Centre. ...
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