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Nov 15, 2010
Inside Out South West: Sam Smith investigates a historic Cornish hotel — BBC News
More: youtube.com
Type: TV
Author(s): Samantha Smith
Source: BBC News
[Camelot Castle Hotel rip off: Ted Stourton, left, and John Mappin, right]
Nov 11, 2010
County planners OK Gilman Springs Road study — Valley Chronicle
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Hand
Source: Valley Chronicle
NEW ROUTE?: Commissioner says it’s not likely road will be closed to public. Riverside County Planning Commissioner John Petty said this week not to read too much into the recent approval of a Gilman Springs Road study, even if the Church of Scientology is billing it as the first step on the road to removing the route from the county’s general plan. The Church of Scientology owns the film-making studio Golden Era Productions, which sits on both sides of Gilman Springs ...
Nov 3, 2010
SAN JACINTO: Study of Gilman Springs Road realignment favored — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Gail Wesson
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Riverside County planning commissioners support the idea of a study that will look at possibly realigning Gilman Springs Road north of San Jacinto where it bisects the Church of Scientology's Golden Era Productions. The commissioners' comments came during a meeting Wednesday in Riverside and will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors, which could either order the review or find that the group's interest in amending the county's general land use plan is not appropriate at this time. Attorney Samuel C. ...
Nov 1, 2010
Camelot Castle's owner claims bad TripAdvisor reviews are part of anti-Scientology campaign — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Camelot Castle’s owner John Mappin has enlisted the help of an ‘online reputation management company’ after his hotel received a series of bad reviews on TripAdvisor. The jewellery magnate, who has been a Scientologist for 20 years, claims he is the victim of a smear campaign by opponents of the controversial religion. [Picture / Caption: Talking point: Camelot Castle offers bed and breakfast accommodation on the Cornish coast] Mr Mappin, who counts fellow Scientologists Tom Cruise and John Travolta as his ...
Oct 15, 2010
Eye TV // Cultists cornered — Private Eye (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Private Eye (UK)
DESPITE bombarding the BBC with letters in the weeks before transmission of John Sweeney's recent Panorama Special on Scientology, the lawyers for the self-styled "church" — the inevitable Messrs Carter-Fuck — have been strangely silent since it was broadcast. Ditto Phil Hall, the former Screws editor who now earns an honest crust as the Scientologists' PR man. The cult's followers, however, have been tirelessly hyperactive as ever. Zabrina Collins, an "ethics officer", emailed fellow Scientologists urging them to join a "counter ...
Oct 1, 2010
Eye TV // Cult cornered (again) — Private Eye (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Private Eye (UK)
"YOU suck cock on Hollywood Boulevard." This is the word of the Church of Scientology, according to its former spokesman Mike Rinder, spilling the beans in John Sweeney’s BBC film this week. He was citing a text message from the office of the leader, David Miscavige, best man at Tom Cruise’s wedding to Katie Holmes. It was one of many bizarre obscenities quoted by Rinder who, after half a century inside the church, now says that it is a cult. ‘It ...
Sep 29, 2010
'Stupid' tweet wasn't in breach of council rules — South Wales Echo
Type: Press
Author(s): Lisa Jones
Source: South Wales Echo
A COUNCILLOR hauled before a disciplinary hearing after calling the Church of Scientology “stupid” has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Cardiff council’s standards and ethics committee decided there was no evidence John Dixon had failed to comply with the its code of conduct. The executive member for health and social services was in London last May buying his wife-to-be a wedding ring, when he posted on website Twitter: “Didn’t know there was a Scientology ‘church’ on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried ...
Sep 29, 2010
Scientology receives local rates relief on properties — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
The Church of Scientology has received millions of pounds of business rates relief and tax breaks in Britain. The controversial organisation, which counts Hollywood celebrities among its high-profile members, boasts of having over 11 million square feet in property worldwide, but some ex-members call it a cult. The Church is not classed as a religion under Charity Law by the UK Charity Commission. In 1999, the Commission ruled that it did not pass the "public benefit" test required for advancing religion ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
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Sep 26, 2010
John Sweeney revisits the Church of Scientology — BBC News
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Type: TV
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
[The Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special, BBC One, Tuesday, 28 September at 2100BST and then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.] In 2007, while investigating the Church of Scientology for Panorama, reporter John Sweeney had a dramatic on-camera confrontation with a church spokesman named Tommy Davis. The church was accusing the reporter of bias and it attempted to stop the documentary from being broadcast - a campaign backed by Scientology A-lister John Travolta. Sweeney has returned to investigate ...
Sep 7, 2010
Travolta ends $25m extortion case linked to death of his son — The Independent (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Guy Adams
Source: The Independent (UK)
Two people accused of attempting to extort $25m (£16m) from John Travolta following the death of his son are to walk free after a judge in the Bahamas dismissed the case against them, apparently at the actor's request. A court in Nassau was about to begin the retrial of Tarino Lightbourne, a local ambulance driver, and Pleasant Bridgewater, his former lawyer and local politician, yesterday when prosecutors announced that Mr Travolta had contacted them saying he no longer wished to give ...
Aug 13, 2010
Public obituaries // Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith — Daily Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Telegraph (UK)
Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, who died yesterday aged 86, was a charismatic television reporter who switched to politics and enjoyed a 41-year career in the Commons. [...] Johnson Smith, who was later to launch a successful campaign on behalf of haemophiliacs who had been given infected blood, fought a long battle to curb the Church of Scientology, which had its headquarters near East Grinstead, in 1970 enduring a six-week libel case before a jury vindicated his stance. [...]
Jul 26, 2010
Getting detoxified 15 firefighters have or will complete the program funded by John Travolta — Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dave Schlenker
Source: Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Helen Hunter recently jumped into the local roller-derby circuit. This is an appropriate footnote about the always-on-the-go Ocala firefighter. Hunter is pushing 40, and she smiles at the mere thought of derby competition. She embraces athletics, working out, fighting fires, health and the relationship between all of them. She will tell you with complete conviction the healthier she is, the better she can fight fires for the taxpayers who pay her salary. She is passionate about performing at her best, physically ...
Jul 24, 2010
HSLD exclusive: Cllr. John Dixon responds to the "stupid Scientology" saga — Humanist & Secularist Liberal Democrats
More: ocmb.xenu.net
Type: Account
Author(s): John Dixon
Source: Humanist & Secularist Liberal Democrats
The following is is a guest post from Lib Dem councillor, John Dixon, who was recently the subject of a complaint to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales for calling Scientology 'stupid' in a Twitter post. The views expressed below are John's personal opinion, and are not expressed in his capacity as a councillor; nor are they the official views of the Lib Dem Humanists & Secularists. I think I can safely say that I've come to the end of what ...
Jul 21, 2010
Cardiff councillor's Scientology tweet goes to watchdog — BBC News
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Type: Press
Source: BBC News
A Cardiff councillor who referred to Scientology as "stupid" on a social network site has been referred to an ethics committee. A Church of Scientology member complained about John Dixon's post on Twitter. The Public Services Ombudsman has ruled there is a case to answer under the councillors' code of conduct. Liberal Democrat Mr Dixon claimed he tweeted in a private capacity and his freedom of speech should be protected. The referral follows a trip by Mr Dixon to London last ...
Jul 20, 2010
Councillor faces inquiry over tweet calling Church of Scientology 'stupid' — The Guardian (UK)
More: ocmb.xenu.net
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Morris
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Watchdog says Cardiff councillor John Dixon's Twitter message 'likely' to have breached code of conduct for local authority members A councillor is facing a disciplinary hearing after calling the Church of Scientology "stupid" on Twitter, it emerged today. The Welsh public standards watchdog investigated Cardiff councillor John Dixon's short message and decided it was "likely" to have breached the code of conduct for local authority members. News of the ombudsman's decision prompted a flood of messages of support on Twitter for ...
Jul 9, 2010
Declaration of Mark "Marty" Rathbun
Jul 8, 2010
Camelot Castle Hotel: down the online reputation rabbit-hole — Mu Kau Media
Type: Account
Author(s): Sam Deeks
Source: Mu Kau Media
Scratching the surface of Camelot Castle Hotel’s online reputation produces worrying results Update: 08/07/10 — today I got a threatening phone call from someone claiming to be a Church of Scientology minister in the USA (he withheld his number of course). He demanded to know what I had against John Mappin and Scientology. From the outset, he did that Scientology ‘handling‘ thing I’ve since learned about. Apparently, they’re trained to assault you with accusations about you, your past, your problems etc ...
Jul 6, 2010
Coast-to-coast runner makes a stop in San Bernardino — San Bernardino Sun (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Wesley G. Hughes
Source: San Bernardino Sun (California)
John Radich has harbored a wish to run across the United States since high school, and he's got a good start. He reached San Bernardino on Tuesday with at least 75 miles behind him already, and he'll be headed up Cajon Pass this morning with a couple of runners from San Bernardino. "It will take me two months to reach Chicago and then on to Atlantic City to dip my toes in the ocean as I did in the Pacific," the ...
Jul 4, 2010
Adventures in reading // Hollywood actors, Boy Scouts team up to promote literacy — Zanesville Times Recorder
Type: Press
Author(s): Jennifer L. Manfrin
Source: Zanesville Times Recorder
In today's busy world of hectic schedules, it's often difficult to get children interested in reading. Area Boy Scouts found a way to bring reading to life, partnering with Galaxy Press Saturday afternoon to encourage kids to discover the adventures that books can offer. The Muskingum Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America conducted Adventures in Reading Saturday at the Boy Scout Service Center at 734 Moorehead Ave. to show area scouts reading can be entertaining and exciting. The event, sponsored ...
Jul 3, 2010
Boy Scouts adventurous: in reading — WHIZ-TV
Type: TV
Author(s): Brittany Shannon
Source: WHIZ-TV
Boy Scouts of America is also celebrating an anniversary. As a part of their centennial celebration, the Boy Scouts held "Adventures in Reading." Numerous boys were recognized for their reading achievements, and Galaxy Press was there to promote the importance of reading, and provide some entertainment. "We decided to do this event in Zanesville. We've not done this before but it's a perfect matching up of boys who should be reading with the reading merit badges as a perfect carrot to ...
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