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Jun 25, 2007 St. Paul / Scientologists plan $7M makeover for new center — St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press More: rickross.com
St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
The former home of the Science Museum of Minnesota in downtown St. Paul will undergo a $7 million makeover and be unveiled next year as among the largest Church of Scientology centers in the world. Only the spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., and Los Angeles are bigger than the 80,000-square-foot building at Seventh and Exchange streets, said the Rev. Brian Fesler, the church's director of special affairs in the Twin Cities. "We didn't plan it that way, but I'm happy about ...
Jun 20, 2007 Stars in their eyes — Spectator
Tessa Mayes is the first reporter to have gone undercover in the London Celebrity Centre of the Church of Scientology. It is, she finds, like a pious version of Pop Idol. The adherents want to be celebrities at least as much as Scientologists ‘A culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists,’ wrote L. Ron Hubbard, who founded the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in 1969, 15 years after he formed the church itself. ...
May 6, 2007 Scientologists want to raise the roof — Brisbane Times
SCIENTOLOGY, the religion of stars such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kate Ceberano, is growing so fast the church wants to add four floors to its Sydney headquarters. The Church of Scientology has lodged a development application with City of Sydney Council for a glass-fronted tower on the roof of its heritage building on Castlereagh Street. A giant Scientology cross will top the building, dwarfing the rather run-down, historic sandstone 1859 St George's Presbyterian Church next door. "We have been ...
Mar 17, 2007 Scientology center heads downtown / The new site will function as a regional administrative hub for the organization — Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star
The Church of Scientology is moving its offices and worship center to downtown Kansas City and has purchased a historic former bank building at 1801 Grand Blvd. The church plans to occupy the former City Bank Building later this year and then sell its current facility at 39th and Main streets. The global religious organization was founded in the early 1950s by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard and includes among its members Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta. The ...
Feb 1, 2007 Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship
Posted Feb 1, 2007 by Vidisha Priyanka
Updated Feb 1, 2007 at 03:37 PM
By BAIRD HELGESON
The Tampa Tribune
CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology’s mammoth new spiritual shrine has stood vacant and unfinished for years, its dusty Mediterranean-style shell surrounded by patches of scrubby grass and “no trespassing” signs.
Now church officials say they are ready to resume work on the building as it has racked up more than $55,000 in fines for not ...
Jan 12, 2007 Labour given thousands by Scientology charity — Evening Standard (UK)
Evening Standard (UK)
The Labour Party received thousands of pounds from an offshoot of Scientology, it has been revealed.
The decision to accept money from a charity linked to the controversial cult was taken at the highest level by members of the National Executive Committee.
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They allowed the charity, the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), to take a stall at ...
Jan 8, 2007 Wed to Scientology / When marriages in this church hit trouble, couples are ministered to with the aid of an E-meter — The Australian
Should media mogul James Packer and fiancee, model Erica Baxter, ever face the strains that occasionally crop up in marriage, their key marital aid may be a device with steel cylinders held in each hand, attached by wires to a screen with dials and meters. It's the electropsychometer, or E-meter, and it's one element of a church with which Packer and Baxter are flirting: Scientology. While he hasn't talked about it much, the man who is inheriting a $7 billion fortune ...
Jan 7, 2007 Revealed: how Scientologists infiltrated Britain's schools / Insight: Drugs charity is front for ‘dangerous’ organisation — The Sunday Times (UK)
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