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Reference materials The Truth Rundown (St. Petersburg Times' special report)St. Petersburg Times (Florida)336 1st Avenue North St. Petersburg FL United States
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Dec 23, 2006
Still on church's drawing board — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 17, 2006
Scientology church seeks more units for hotel — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER - After years of delay, there are visible signs that the Church of Scientology's ambitious plans to expand its downtown campus are again moving forward. Several months ago, cranes began piecing together a four-story, 275-space parking garage at East Avenue and Franklin Street. It is expected to be finished by April. On Tuesday, the Church of Scientology will go before the city's Community Development Board to request a transfer of development rights from the site of its power plant on ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 6, 2006
Banner plane used to mark death of a Scientologist — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture / Caption: Towed by a small plane, this banner flies over downtown Clearwater Tuesday to commemorate the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson.] There have been candlelight vigils and sidewalk pickets, but this year a small group of Scientology critics took their annual protest to the air, hiring a plane to fly over downtown Clearwater at lunchtime Tuesday with a banner that read: "Clerwater- Rember Lisa McPherson (sic)." McPherson was a 36-year-old Scientologist who died in 1995 in the care of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 5, 2006
Is there more to Clearwater land swap than just land? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Some speculate a proposed PSTA / developer deal is driven by Scientology plans or politics. CLEARWATER - From one perspective, the discussions that took place in front of the camera last week seemed pretty straight-forward. The county's bus service, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, has a bus depot in downtown Clearwater that is too small and too crowded. Some businessmen want the PSTA's land for private development, and they are in a position to acquire a nearby site on Drew Street ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 1, 2006
Obituaries / Jairo Enrique Ramos — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
RAMOS, JAIRO ENRIQUE, 58, of Largo, died Thursday (Sept. 28, 2006) at Gulfside Regional Hospice, New Port Richey. He was born in San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela, and came here in 1986 from Venezuela, where he served in the Venezuelan Army obtaining the rank of captain. He worked as a manager for Hertz Car Rental, Tampa. He was a member of the Church of Scientology, Clearwater. Survivors include a son, Jamil Ramos, and two daughters, Obsana Sturiale and Jaira Ramos, all ...
Sep 30, 2006
For the disadvantaged and against Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Donila
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Gabe Cazares spoke out, whether it was as Clearwater mayor, to promote civil rights or to fight Scientology. CLEARWATER — Former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares, a civil rights advocate, champion of the disadvantaged and archenemy of the Church of Scientology, died Friday (Sept. 29, 2006). He was 86. As a politician, Mr. Cazares led the local Democratic Party and won public office at a time when few Hispanics even lived in Pinellas County. As a community activist, he worked to help ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 29, 2006
Former Clearwater mayor dead at 86 // Gabe Cazares was a civil rights activist and vocal enemy of the Church of Scientology. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Donila
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares, a civil rights advocate, champion of the disadvantaged and arch-enemy of the Church of Scientology, died Friday (Sept. 29, 2006). He was 86. As a politician, Mr. Cazares led the local Democratic Party and won public office at a time when few Hispanics even lived in Pinellas County. As a community activist, he worked to help the poor and build bridges in Clearwater during the early years of integration. But after the Church of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 17, 2006
Scientology's scourge — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 29, 2006
Scientologist in confrontation over filming will not be tried — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
An assistant state attorney says a video of the scuffle shows mutual aggression. CLEARWATER - The State Attorney's Office has decided not to pursue charges against a Scientologist accused of assaulting a church critic who was shooting video of Scientologists downtown next to a sandwich board that read "Cult Watch." Assistant State Attorney Kendall Davidson, after viewing a video of the confrontation captured by a Church of Scientology security camera on a nearby building, determined "it is just not going to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 6, 2006
Plans for Expansion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 4, 2006
Former tech star settles into more modest digs — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kris Hundley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nasdaq once raved about Digital Lightwave, whose stock hit $150. Its shares now sell for about 25 cents. For lease: 92,000 square feet of Class A office space in a three-story building. Atrium. Marble floors. And terrific exposure just south of Clearwater's Bayside Bridge. Former tenant: a once-high-flying tech star now in more modest digs in a nearby office park. Digital Lightwave Inc., one of Nasdaq's most sizzling stocks in 1999, has left the building that epitomized its promise when it ...
Jul 11, 2006
Scientologist arrested after altercation with filmmaker — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jacob H. Fries
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The man took exception to being filmed as part of a documentary for a public-access TV station. CLEARWATER — A longtime member of the Church of Scientology was arrested Saturday after he scuffled with an amateur filmmaker who was videotaping on a downtown sidewalk next to a sign reading "Cult Watch," police and a witness said. Michael Fitzgerald, 52, a self-employed carpenter, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a misdemeanor battery charge and released after posting $250 bail. Fitzgerald ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 11, 2006
Two tussle over filmmaker's camera — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jacob H. Fries
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A longtime Scientologist has been charged with battery in a sidewalk scuffle over a filmmaker's videocamera. CLEARWATER — A longtime member of the Church of Scientology was arrested Saturday after he scuffled with an amateur filmmaker who was videotaping on a downtown sidewalk next to a sign reading "Cult Watch," police and a witness said. Michael Fitzgerald, 52, a self-employed carpenter, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a misdemeanor battery charge and released after posting $250 bail. Fitzgerald said ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 25, 2006
Church spokesman says Times report is unfair — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
When the Times told officials at the Church of Scientology in Clearwater about plans to write a story about its suppressive person and disconnection policies, Scientology spokesman Ben Shaw aggressively sought to refute the story and persuade the newspaper not to tell it. Shaw provided numerous articles about the ways other churches deal with apostates, including one in which a Catholic bishop in Nebraska excommunicated every member of one church. "I don't see how you can do a fair article on ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 25, 2006
SP profiles — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Karen Pressley of Atlanta and her then-husband Peter Schless — a musician and composer who wrote the hit song On the Wings of Love — became Scientologists and later joined staff. Pressley mostly worked for the church's international organization in Los Angeles, but she spent six months in Clearwater. She said she designed the new uniforms still worn by staffers today. Pressley left Scientology in 1998 and refused to come back for sec checks. She has publicly denounced "substandard" child care ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 25, 2006
The unperson // Scientologists who cross their religion can be declared suppressive persons, shunned by peers and ostracized by family — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Religions have always penalized those who betray the cause. Catholics excommunicate, barring the wayward from church rites. The Amish, Jehovah's Witnesses and some orthodox Jewish sects shun their nonconformists. In the Tampa Bay area's burgeoning Scientology community, members abide by a policy considered by some religious experts extreme: Scientologists declare their outcasts "suppressive persons." Another Scientology policy — called "disconnection" — forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact. An SP is a pariah. Anyone ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 19, 2006
Scientologists branching out — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The church is purchasing a building in St. Petersburg, where it plans to start a new recruiting effort. ST. PETERSBURG — After more than 30 years in Clearwater, the Church of Scientology is making its first significant step toward recruiting members in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. The church has a contract to purchase a historic 7,000-square-foot building at 336 1st Ave. N, near Williams Park. The sale is not final, but church officials hope it will be by June. ...
May 11, 2006
Is he a slumlord or ethical specialist? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Shadi Rahimi
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
ST. PETERSBURG — In the world of Scientology, Scott W. Snow is a winner. He has achieved the religion’s highest level of training, higher even than megastar Tom Cruise, a distinction that brings with it lofty ethical standards. But in St. Petersburg, city leaders call him slumlord. Snow, 51, is the owner of the Chinook Apartments in Midtown, which the city shut down May 2 after finding multiple fire code violations. Now two dozen Chinook tenants have hired a lawyer and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 6, 2006
Scientology nearly ready to unveil Super Power — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
In the works for decades, the closely guarded spiritual training program will be revealed in Clearwater. CLEARWATER - Matt Feshbach believes he has super powers. He senses danger faster than most people. He appreciates beauty more deeply than he used to. He says he outperforms his peers in the money management industry. He heightened his powers of perception in 1995 when he went to Los Angeles and became the first and so far only "public" Scientologist to take a highly classified ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 25, 2006
Scientology expands at home — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
After a period of worldwide growth, the church is turning its attention back to expansion at its Clearwater headquarters. CLEARWATER - A global expansion by the Church of Scientology delayed construction of a flagship building in this city it considers its spiritual headquarters, church officials say. But after spending hundreds of millions of dollars from Madrid to Mountain View, Calif., the church is once again turning its attention to downtown Clearwater in a big way. The church plans to finish its ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 30, 2006
Editorial / City late, but right to enforce code — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 18, 2006
Scientology awards reach out to black community — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 1, 2006
Chief Klein's balance isn't an act — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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