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9 matching items found between Jul 1979 and Dec 1979. Furthermore, there are 957 matching items for all time not shown.
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Dec 14, 1979
Former Scientologist sues church for $200-million — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas Brown
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
BOSTON — A 29-year-old former member of the Church of Scientology filed a $200-million lawsuit Thursday against the church, charging that the group has cheated thousands of converts by subjecting them to "mind control." Lavenda Van Schaick of Somerville, Mass. contended in the suit filed in U.S. District Court here that the church misled her into divorcing her husband, paying about $13,000 for Scientologist instruction and working for the church without pay for nine years in Clearwater and Las Vegas, Nev. ...
Nov 27, 1979
Now it's time for action — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Nov 24, 1979
Church's covert activity told — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 24, 1979
Documents describe Scientology infiltration of Clearwater Sun — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Nov 10, 1979
Licence to perform marriages sought for Scientology minister
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Type: Press
The Church of Scientology says the time has come for The Government of Ontario to let its clergymen perform marriages. ln the past, the church’s applications to have its ministers licenced as marriage officers have been turned down by the office of the registrar general on the grounds that the religion was not in existence for 25 years — one of the signs required by the province that new groups are permanent and serious. In a 262-page submission to the registrar-general, ...
Nov 3, 1979
Scientologists' targets say, I told you so... — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Cornwell
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
If the Church of Scientology aimed to "take control" of Clearwater, it has succeeded, former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares declared Friday. "Clearwater is the first city to be occupied . . . by a master plan by a destructive cult," he said. "Until recently, the Scientologists had won the battle over the minds and hearts of Clearwater residents," said Cazares, who has long been an outspoken critic of the church, which has a headquarters in Clearwater. But Cazares said recent revelations ...
Sep 19, 1979
Scientology secrets revealed in 2 million dollar consumer fraud case // Scientology on trial — Bay Guardian (San Francisco)
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Author(s): Richard H. Meeker
Source: Bay Guardian (San Francisco)
How a Portland jury got a crash course in one of the oddest "religions" ever created and awarded the plaintiff more than $2. million Note: This summer, a jury in Portland spent a month listening to testimony in a $4 million lawsuit over the practices of the Church of Scientology there. The plaintiff: Julie Christofferson, a young Portland woman who was a follower of Scientology in 1975 and 1976. The defendants: three local Scientology organizations and one of their leaders. ''Richard ...
Jul 28, 1979
Drug aid group asks for grant — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Toronto ON — Narconon, a Toronto drug rehabilitation centre that uses the controversial techniques of the Church of Scientology, is seeking a provincial grant of $256,000. David Kerr, the Narconon board chairman, has asked for a meeting with Health Minister Dennis Timbrell to discuss how the money could be obtained through various Government departments. The centre, run by volunteers out of a three-story house on Spadina Avenue, has struggled for the past seven years without Government help to provide addicts with ...
Jul 25, 1979
Witness describes Scientology drills — The Oregonian (Portland)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Painter Jr.
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
Scientology courses are designed to make students dependent on their instructors so it is "easier to brainwash them," a disaffected Church of Scientology communications supervisor testified Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. One particular "drill" called "bull baiting" involved verbal and physical abuse and sometimes overt sexual contact, Diana Morgan testified. She appeared as a witness for Julie Christofferson Titchbourne, 21, in the trial of a $2 million-plus damage suit Mrs. Titchbourne brought against three Scientology organizations and adherents. She is ...
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