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Nov 17, 1988
The cult wars // Ten years after Jonestown, the battle intensifies over the influence of 'alternative' religions — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bob Sipchen
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Eldridge Broussard Jr.'s face screwed into a grimace of such anger and pain that the unflappable Oprah Winfrey seemed unnerved. It hurts to be branded "the new Jimmy Jones" by a society eager to condemn what it doesn't understand, the founder of the Ecclesia Athletic Assn. lamented on TV just a few days after his 8-year-old daughter had been beaten to death, apparently by Ecclesia members. At issue were complex questions of whether the group he had formed to instill discipline ...
Oct 27, 1988
Drug for hyperactive children draws new fire — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Paulson
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The national controversy over a drug widely used to treat hyperactive children re-surfaced yesterday in Seattle, as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry opened its annual meeting. The drug is Ritalin, a stimulant given to an estimated 1 out of every 100 school children diagnosed as having "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder," more commonly known as hyperactivity. Critics of the drug claim it has been overprescribed, sometimes with tragic results. "There are some problems having to do with the prescription ...
Oct 26, 1988
Certificate of amendment of articles of incorporation of Building Management Services (BMS)
Oct 25, 1988
Paper wants Scientology documents unsealed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TAMPA — The St. Petersburg Times has asked a federal judge to unseal four court files pertaining to the Church of Scientology. The files, which otherwise would be available to the public, were sealed in 1986 by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich at the Scientologists' request. At the time the church was settling four lawsuits against it by former Clearwater Mayor Gabriel Cazares, among others, for undisclosed sums of money. The suits alleged that Scientologists invaded the plaintiffs' privacy and ...
Oct 23, 1988
Amendment of instrument of trust creating the Flag Ship Trust
Oct 18, 1988
Church can be sued on recruiting // Beliefs protected but not conduct, Justices rule — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Philip Hager
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
SAN FRANCISCO — In a major ruling on the separation of church and state, the California Supreme Court held Monday that a religious organization may be sued for fraud for allegedly "brainwashing" unknowing recruits into joining the church. The justices ruled 6 to 1 that two former members of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church can proceed to trial with claims that they were tricked by recruiters who denied they were church members and then used subtle "mind-control" techniques to ...
Oct 18, 1988
High court to rule on Scientology case — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a government appeal in a Los Angeles case involving the Church of Scientology in order to decide how far the Internal Revenue Service can go in obtaining and using confidential documents in tax-fraud inquiries. The government launched an investigation in 1984 of the tax returns of L. Ron Hubbard, the church's founder who died Jan. 24, 1986. The IRS said it suspected that millions of dollars in church funds were transferred to Hubbard ...
Oct 10, 1988
Articles of incorporation of Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (Filed Nov. 14, 1988)
Sep 26, 1988
Undead guru logs into pc shock
Type: Press
Tag(s): DianeticsLee Payne
Sep 20, 1988
Judge accused by former lawyer for Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 20, 1988
Misconduct by judge alleged in Scientology suit — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Aug 31, 1988
Measles outbreak traced to Clearwater private school — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Paul L. McGorrian
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The outbreak of measles reported by county health officials this week has been traced to the True School, a private school in Clearwater that uses the teachings of L. Run Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. A Health Department official said Tuesday that 40 of the 100 students at the school had not been immunized. But Sherry Payson, a spokeswoman for the school, said she thinks the figure is lower. She said neither the school nor Scientology discourages ...
Aug 24, 1988
Letters // Ignoring achievements of L. Ron Hubbard — Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia)
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Type: Press
Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia)
To the Editor: Modern journalism seems to have developed a nearly terminal case of "tunnel vision" — only believing things that are "controversial," "horrifying," "absurd" or "sexy." Things which conflict with this journalistic "formula" are either ignored or ridiculed. Such is the sad fate of staff writer Patrick Lackey's June 26 review of a book ostensibly concerning the late American author and founder of the Scientology religion, L. Ron Hubbard (Bare-Faced Messiah, by Russell Miller). The book itself also suffered this ...
Aug 13, 1988
Letters // To promote understanding — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 11, 1988
Judge won't halt book on Scientology leader — New York Times
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Type: Press
Source: New York Times
A Federal judge has refused to halt the publication of "Bare-Faced Messiah," by Russell Miller, a biography critical of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. Henry Holt & Company had shipped some 12,500 copies of the book last April. The next month New Era Publications International, a corporation in Denmark, obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting Holt from distributing additional copies. The plaintiff contended that the Holt book infringes its copyright by including published and unpublished works ...
Aug 11, 1988
On the Ron — NY Daily News (New York)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Anne L. Adams
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
A brutal bio of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, will get to see the light. Again. The News' Alex Michellini reports that New Era Publications, a Danish corporation related to the church, tried to enjoin the distribution of Russel Miller's "Bare-Faced: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard." New Era charged that the book and its publisher, Henry Holt & Co. infringed on certain copyrighted material. Maybe it does, just a little, said Federal Judge Pierre Leval. ...
Aug 1, 1988
'Coke' ended careers of student and boxer — Toronto Star (Canada)
Jul 30, 1988
Canada – Scientology — Associated Press
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Bradley
Source: Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) — The Church of Scientology in Canada has offered to donate a million dollars or more to the needy if the government drops criminal theft charges against it. The move was legally unprecedented. Ontario Attorney General Ian Scott reacted coolly and the nation's leading newspaper termed the offer "offensive." Scott left the door open for lawyers to discuss Tuesday's proposal. It stems from a case charging church members with the theft of government documents about the church's activities ...
Jul 26, 1988
Scientology church offers to aid poor if charges dropped — Globe and Mail (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Moon
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
In what may be an unprecedented legal manoeuvre, the Church of Scientology of Toronto has offered to make substantial cash donations to community agencies working with the elderly and the poor if criminal charges against it are dropped. The offer was made yesterday in a letter written by the church’s lawyer, Clayton Ruby, and delivered to Ontario Attorney-General Ian Scott’s office. The church is charged with several counts of theft by church members of photocopies of confidential documents from Ontario Government ...
Jul 24, 1988
Court ends $1-billion suit alleging Scientology fraud — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A Los Angles Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a $1-billion class-action lawsuit filed by former members of the Church of Scientology accusing its late founder of stealing money from the organization and threatening critics. Judge Barnet Cooperman ruled that the plaintiffs failed to successfully back up their allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary responsibility. The suit was filed in January, 1987, by six former Scientologists and the organization Freedom for All in Religion, which claims to represent as many as ...
Jul 12, 1988
Harbor drowning victim may have been Swiss — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
DUNEDIN — Authorities believe a man who drowned in Clearwater Harbor on June 30 was a Swiss man taking classes at the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. Dunedin police found the man's body along the shore off Victoria Drive. Clearwater police Lt. Jack Dowling said Peter Ernst Frei, a Swiss citizen, was reported missing to Clearwater police on June 29 by a church acquaintance. The description of Frei and his clothing matches that of the drowning victim, Dowling said. Dowling said ...
Jul 7, 1988
RealWorld Corp., Concord, sold — Union Leader (New Hampshire)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Fahey
Source: Union Leader (New Hampshire)
CONCORD — RealWorld Corp., a leading supplier of accounting software, has been acquired by Interactive Finance Systems of Atlanta, Ga., those two companies announced yesterday. The sale was completed June 30 with a cash and stock distribution to the more than 20 holders of stock and options in the privately held corporation, said to Larry Byrnes, RealWorld president and CEO. RealWorld reported revenues of $13.5 million in 1987, up from $11.5 million the previous year. Profits margins have run about 20 ...
Jul 6, 1988
Atlanta-based investors buy RealWorld Corp. — Concord Monitor (New Hampshire)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Neal Shultz
Source: Concord Monitor (New Hampshire)
An Atlanta corporation has bought one of Concord's biggest high-tech companies, RealWorld Corp. Interactive Financial Systems paid more than $12.5 million in cash, plus stock options, for RealWorld and plans no changes in the company product — computer software for small businesses — or organization, said Larry Byrnes, RealWorld's president and largest of its 20 to 30 shareholders. In eight years since it was founded, RealWorld has has grown from a four-person venture working out of a Chichester farm to a ...
Jul 2, 1988
Police seek identity of man who drowned — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
DUNEDIN — Police have released a sketch of an unidentified man who apparently drowned in Clearwater Harbor. The body was discovered about 10 a.m. Thursday along the shore off Victoria Drive near Main Street and may have been in the water about eight hours, police said. Officials believe the man drowned, based on a medical examiner's preliminary test results. The man is described as white, 35 to 45 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 144 pounds. He had ...
Jul 1, 1988
Body is found in Clearwater Harbor — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Jackson
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
DUNEDIN — The body of an unidentified man was found floating in Clearwater Harbor Thursday morning by an off-duty police officer. [...]
Jun 26, 1988
Hubbard: A writer who founded a religion — Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Patrick K. Lackey
Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia)
You've probably seen television commercials for the book "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," by L. Ron Hubbard. They show a volcano erupting. Ten million copies of the book have been sold since a large portion of it appeared in the April 1950 issue of the pulp publication "Astounding Science Fiction." It remains on the best-seller lists even today. Yuppies are said to love it. Hubbard, who died in 1986 at age 74, was already one of the best-selling science ...
Jun 16, 1988
Scientology – what readers think — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Ablett
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
THE recent news reports concerning the Church of Scientology have been so damning, and the defence by members of the Church has been so unconvincing, that readers may be left wondering how some one could be so gullible as to ever become involved with such an apparently unsavory organisation in the first place. Or, once involved, how could they be deceived for so long? But the truth is not so simple and the process is more elaborate that it seems. Some ...
Jun 12, 1988
The stock busters — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): James Greiff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
In the lingo of Wall Street, the Feshbachs are "short sellers," stock traders who make money betting that inflated share prices will drop. "Shorts" borrow stock and sell it on the open market. They make money by repaying their borrowings with stock that has cost them less to buy. A visit to Matt's office makes the Feshbachs' involvement in Scientology pretty clear. Along with statuary of triumphant bears - symbols of a declining stock market - his office is decorated with ...
Jun 4, 1988
Scientology appeal rejected — Associated Press
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Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP)—The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against back taxes and penalties by the Church of Scientology, leaving in place the 1967 revocation of its tax exemption. The high court declined to review lower court decisions penalizing the group for tax deficiencies in 1970, 1971 and 1972, holding that large amounts of its monies claimed as tax-exempt went for private enrichment of Scientology's late founder L Ron Hubbard and his wife, Mary Sue Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard died in ...
Jun 1, 1988
Court reverses fair use ruling on Hubbard bio — Publisher's Weekly
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Type: Press
Source: Publisher's Weekly
Latest in a line of rulings turning on fair use, a U.S. Appeals Court has overturned a lower court's injunction that prevented publication of a critical biography of L. Ron Hubbard as long as it contained copyrighted material from the published writings of the late founder of Scientology. New Era Publications, which owns Hubbard's copyrights, had won the injunction earlier this year when the district court ruled that the use of 103 passages taken from 43 published works by Hubbard was ...
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