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Dec 8, 1976 Scientologists lay libel suits against author — Winnipeg Free Press
Dec 7, 1976 Libel Settlement Reached With Scientology Church — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 4, 1976 Talks interrupt Scientologists' libel suit — Los Angeles Times (California)
Los Angeles Times (California)
The first libel suit to come to trial over a 1971 book, "The Scandal of Scientology," was interrupted this week in Los Angeles Superior Court while Scientologists discussed the settlement of seven suits filed about the book [...]
Sep 28, 1976 Scientologist's seized machine pistol may be illegal — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 25, 1976 Churches cry 'foul' as ABC gets 'closeup' — Variety
Sep 15, 1976 Cult launches lawsuit against ex-members [exact date unknown]
Sep 15, 1976 Curing the cult curse [exact date unknown]
Sep 15, 1976 Former member fight cults [exact date unknown]
Aug 29, 1976 Viewers' choice: // Closeup on cultism — Detroit News More: link
Though religious cults have existed elsewhere for thousands of years, their ranks have only begun to swell in America in the past few decades. They flourished particularly in the sixties, when celebrity involvement — by the Beatles, among others — helped make cult abbreviations like "TM" (for Transcendental Meditation) commonplace. Unofficial estimates place the number of cults in the United States today at 5,000, with an individual total of two million members. But as that number grew, so did the controversy ...
Aug 12, 1976 Church of Scientology finally gets foothold on NSA — Washington Star-News More: link
Vernon A. Guidry Jr
The National Security Agency is the kind of operation in which the public affairs office telephone is answered with a four-digit number rather than a name, a practice that even the CIA has abandoned. So perhaps it wasn't surprising when NSA time after time told the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington that it could find no information in its files about the church, nor its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The church had made repeated requests over a number of months, ...
Aug 4, 1976 Scientology's Pinellas tax battle isn't the first — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, news.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The controversial Church of Scientology's failure to gain tax-exempt status for $3-million worth of Pinellas County properties is only the latest chapter in a stormy history of legal battles over taxes. And the latest battle, which opened in the county courthouse last week, appears far from over. Scientology spokesmen vow to take their Pinellas tax case to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. Pinellas officials, for their part, are just as determined to defend their denial of tax-exempt status for the ...
Jul 1, 1976 Church sues for U.S. file [exact date unknown] — Detroit Free Press More: link
Detroit Free Press
WASHINGTON — (AP) — The Founding Church of Scientology sued the National Security Agency Wednesday, seeking release under the Freedom of Information Act of intelligence files the agency admits it holds on the church group. The security agency first told the church that it could not locate the files, but after the Central Intelligence Agency said it had been provided the files by the National Security Agency, the NSA Wrote to the church and said the files had been located but ...
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