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Sep 4, 2008
Actor Who Left Scientology Touring Germany — FOX News
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Friedman
Source: FOX News
Jason Beghe, the "G.I. Jane" actor who left the Church of Scientology in April after 14 years, is testifying about today in Hamburg, Germany. Beghe has been invited by Germany’s Department of Interior Affairs to be part of a three hour seminar on Scientology in Hamburg called, "That is Scientology! Reports from the USA." The program will begin with an 11 a.m. press conference followed by three hours of in-depth lectures from 5 to 8 p.m. All of this is organized ...
Sep 4, 2008
Anonymous fights Scientology in schools // We don't need no... — The Register (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Leyden
Source: The Register (UK)
The Anonymous collective has announced a new phase in its protests against the Church of Scientology, targeting the alleged mistreatment of youngsters by Scientologists. Operation: School's Closed is due to take place on 13 September and will involve a wave of protests against the "Church of Scientology management, its attempts to infiltrate schools, and its internal exploitation of children". The planned demos follow seven previous protest days outside Scientology centres around the world, each with a particular theme. The Church of ...
Sep 4, 2008
Open Letter to Karin Pouw, Public Affairs Director [Church of Scientology International]
More: ocmb.xenu.net
Type: Press release
Author(s): Susan Lentsch
Dear Ms. Pouw, I am sure you are aware that on the 11th of March, 2008, I issued a press release entitled "Mother Bear Defends Cub". This release detailed my efforts to bring my daughter, Katherine, home for a vacation with her family. During the fifteen years that my daughter has been a member of the Church of Scientology's Sea Organization, she had only come home for one three day visit in 1996 - cut short by the Church due ...
Sep 4, 2008
Will Smith targeted by anti-Scientology group — Arizona Republic
Type: Press
Source: Arizona Republic
On Wednesday morning Anonymous activists picketed outside the New Village Academy private school in Calabasas, California, which is funded by Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who is a follower of Scientology. Protestors - dressed in Guy Fawkes masks - held up placards emblazoned with the words 'Scientology disconnects families' and 'what church stalks critics? Scientology'. Passing children on their way to the nearby Arthur E. Wright Middle School shouted at several people, believed to be Scientologist investigators, who ...
Sep 3, 2008
Mesothelioma a Concern for Workers Who Completed Repairs on Scientology Cruise Ship — Asbestos.com (Florida)
Type: Press release
Source: Asbestos.com (Florida)
New reports about Freewinds, the Scientology-owned cruise ship, suggest more people than previously recorded may have been exposed to crocidolite asbestos over the last few years. Crocidolite asbestos is one of the most toxic forms of asbestos, and is known to cause several types of asbestos cancer. Initial reports of asbestos problems surfaced in April. However, a recent statement from the vessel’s captain has indicated there may have been previous incidents where asbestos was released through the ship’s onboard ventilation system. ...
Sep 2, 2008
Church of Scientology, USD70+ million Hotel Renovations with Nova HRC — Press Release Network
Type: Press release
Source: Press Release Network
Church of Scientology, USD70+ million Hotel Renovations with Nova HRC Nova Hotel Renovation & Construction selected as General Contractor Clearwater, FL - Sep 2, 2008 (PRN): Nova HRC, a leader in hotel and resort renovations has just completed a USD$30 Million hotel renovation of the Oak Cove Hotel for the Church of Scientology, and is in the process of renovating their historical Fort Harrison Hotel USD$40 Million. Nova Hotel Renovation & Construction will continue to build its relationship with the Church ...
Sep 1, 2008
An Anonymous attempt to ‘save Katie’ — MSNBC
Type: Press
Author(s): Courtney Hazlett
Source: MSNBC
ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Katie Holmes’ Broadway show “All My Sons” opens Oct. 16, ticket holders won’t be the only ones in attendance. The anti-Scientology group Anonymous will be on hand for Holmes’ Broadway debut as well. The group confirms that a protest will take place opening night. “We aren’t looking to shut it (“All My Sons”) down, we don’t have the power to do that, we just want to prove a point,” one spokesperson (who remains anonymous, natch) confirmed ...
Sep 1, 2008
Chronicles of L. Ronia — Forbes
Type: Press
Author(s): Allison Fass
Source: Forbes
Do your kids prefer adventure stories to doctrinal tomes? Skip Dianetics. Have them read Hubbard's pulp fiction. Before L. Ron Hubbard published Dianetics in 1950 and founded Scientology two years later he penned adventure, mystery and sci-fi stories for pulp magazines. Now, Galaxy Press, a for-profit publisher that is owned by the Church of Scientology International in Los Angeles, is releasing those "Stories from the Golden Age" in a series of 80 paperback books—accompanied by a $1.9 million marketing blitz aimed ...
Aug 29, 2008
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club: Hotel watch — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Adriaane Pielou
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
In search of luxury in the countryside, Adriaane Pielou visits the baronial Ashdown Park Hotel deep in rural East Sussex. The location Unnerving if, like me, you arrive in the dark. Deep in rural East Sussex, 20 minutes by car from Glyndebourne opera house, the 106-room hotel is hidden behind trees on a unlit B-road running through Ashdown Forest. The next morning, though, all is sunny and serene. Sweeping acres of grounds (lake, croquet lawn, 18-hole golf course) surround the baronial ...
Aug 27, 2008
Church of Scientology seeks home in Bucks — The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Type: Press
Author(s): Freda R. Savana
Source: The Intelligencer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
A. Rhodes Wilson is no stranger to Plumstead Township, nor is his property at 5571 Easton Road. For nearly five years, Wilson and his wife, Jana, have been at war with the township over how they can use the single-family dwelling they have never lived in. The couple lives in Buckingham. In the most recent turn of events, the Wilsons are looking for approval to use the building, once home to Rhodes Wilson's accounting business, as the Church of Scientology Mission ...
Aug 27, 2008
Man plans to build Scientology church in Bucks County — FOX News (Philadelphia)
Aug 26, 2008
Pay no mind — Scientology vs. Beck vs. Barb's Bars — The Stranger (Seattle, Washington)
Type: Press
Author(s): Brandon Ivers
Source: The Stranger (Seattle, Washington)
SCOTT BEALE Beck Don't believe everything that you breathe. "Hi! Could we tempt you with some delicious bars?" It's 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, and my sister and I are at the Minneapolis Church of Scientology. We've been standing at the entryway for two minutes now, completely paralyzed. Our secret plan is definitely not working—these people cannot be bought by conventional means. "Okay. If you don't want any bars, can I ask you a few questions?" The middle-aged guy standing in ...
Aug 25, 2008
Beck still puzzled about Scientology-linked deaths — Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Type: Press
Source: Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Rocker Beck is still trying to make sense of the deaths of two acquaintances that have been linked to his Church of Scientology faith. Theresa Duncan died of a drug overdose in July 2007 after telling friends she feared Scientologists were stalking her for trying to help Beck escape from the Church. Her grief-stricken fiance Jeremy Blake committed suicide a week later. Beck maintains he knew Blake socially but only knew Duncan through a film script she handed him, about a ...
Aug 23, 2008
£5,000 to find council chief’s undefined self — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
£5,000 to find council chief’s undefined self A council chief executive is attending a £5,000 self-awareness training course in Germany and Florida to learn to become “more likeable and able to like herself”. Last Updated: 12:12PM BST 23 Aug 2008 Dr Allison Fraser, who is in charge of Sandwell Council, signed up to attend the Avatar Professional Course. The Avatar website claims the course teaches people how to become “more real, authentic”, to “protect themselves against the abrasions of the world” ...
Aug 22, 2008
Local bodies need to be put on a spending leash — Business Day (New Zealand)
More: businessday.co.nz
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick Stride
Source: Business Day (New Zealand)
Nor are ludicrous examples of council investment hard to find in other fiefs. Buller District Council in 2002 built a sock factory at Westport which subsequently went bust, costing ratepayers $450,000 and attracting scathing criticism from the Auditor-General. At Hokitika, Westland Council proposed to lend $2.2m to, and invest $500,000 in, a plastics factory which, according to Business New Zealand, had links to the local branch of the Church of Scientology. Rates nationally have been growing faster than the consumers price ...
Aug 22, 2008
Scientology fight with 'Anonymous' hits home in New York — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
The war between the Church of Scientology and the group that calls itself Anonymous is heating up. New York City has become one of the chief battlefronts. Critics of the church - which counts John Travolta and Tom Cruise among its members - have staged at least nine protests here in the last year. Last Saturday, Anonymous members picketed the Scientology Center on W. 46th. Many came dressed as nurses and doctors to lampoon what one protester tells us is "the ...
Aug 22, 2008
£140,000 council chief goes on £5,000 course to protect herself against 'abrasions of the world' — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
A town hall boss is spending £5,000 of taxpayers money to go on a self-awareness training course in Germany and Florida to teach her to 'like herself'. Dr Allison Fraser, who has been in charge of Sandwell Council in the West Midlands over the last two years, will attend courses in the Avatar Professional Course to learn how to become 'more likeable'. Chief Executive Dr Fraser - who has an annual salary package of £140,000 - has already spent a week ...
Aug 21, 2008
Chairman quits UMd. medical board post — Washington Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom LoBianco
Source: Washington Times
ANNAPOLIS — The board chairman of the University of Maryland Medical System resigned Wednesday amid allegations he was pushed out by Gov. Martin O'Malley. John C. Erickson resigned at a regular board meeting in Baltimore. Mr. Erickson stormed out of the meeting, saying he was pushed out of the job by Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, according to the Baltimore Business Journal and multiple sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity. However, he later issued a statement contradicting that account. "I ...
Aug 19, 2008
$1,000 a day fine imposed for mobile home park with toxic tap water — KESQ Channel 3 (CA)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nathan Baca
Source: KESQ Channel 3 (CA)
Residents of an Indio mobile home park continue to live with toxic tap water. Starting Tuesday, Riverside County is fining La Quinta Ridge Mobile Park owners a $1,000 a day for health violations. The water coming out of these taps is toxic. Perchlorates, often found in rocket fuel, was found by county health officials coming from wells behind the complex. Residents now pick up their daily ration of bottled water supplied by park management. Resident Dutch Haling said, "It's frustrating when ...
Aug 19, 2008
Isaac Hayes' Strange Funerals — FOX News
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Friedman
Source: FOX News
Isaac Hayes, Oscar-winner, R&B legend and musical icon, got two sendoffs in two days here in his Tennessee hometown, and each was as strange as it was surreal. Monday afternoon had been billed as a tribute to Hayes, and many in the Memphis music community thought it would be the day of the Stax Records star’s actual funeral. But in fact, a "secret" service was held on Sunday in order to accommodate a boatload of celebrities who flew into town under ...
Aug 19, 2008
Secret Lives of Women: Extreme Beliefs (Scientology portion excerpt on Vimeo) — Women's Entertainment
More: wetv.com
Aug 17, 2008
Isaac Hayes…The US mega star with Ghanaian royal blood — Modern Ghana
Type: Press
Source: Modern Ghana
The news of the sudden death of Isaac Hayes was shocking to many Ghanaians all over the world. The legendary Grammy and Oscar winning US mega musician and entertainer is also known in Ghana as Nene Katey Ocansey I, Nkosuoehne (Chief for Development) of the Ada Traditional Area and a beloved member of the Ocansey Royal Family. He co-founded the Nene Katey Ocansey I Learning and Technology (NekoTech) Center of Excellence in Ada, Ghana, with Princess Asie Ocansey of Ada. They ...
Aug 17, 2008
Obituaries: Jon Alan Stearman — Orange County Register
Aug 16, 2008
Campaign of harassment or just a wild imagination? — Montreal Gazette
Type: Press
Source: Montreal Gazette
Anonymous is the name of a new worldwide group that communicates mostly online and protests against the Church of Scientology. Critics say the church, founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, uses secretive practices, makes cult-like demands, extorts money from its members and harasses those who claim to expose the truth about it. Which explains the anonymity central to the anti-Scientology group. In February, anti-Scientology activists in Montreal joined others around the world in the organization's first simultaneous masked protest, ...
Aug 16, 2008
Kenya: Scientology Comes to Country — AllAfrica Global Media
Type: Press
Author(s): Daniel Wesangula
Source: AllAfrica Global Media
Daniel Wesangula Nairobi There is a new religion in town. It recognises no sin, pays homage to no one, has neither angels in heaven nor fire and brimstone in hell and whose members say they can create miracles at will. Its head office in Hollywood, California is set in a white, seven-storey modern building that resembles a castle set among palm trees. To most Kenyans, it is a religion practised in the distant USA by Hollywood celebrities. It is called Scientology. ...
Aug 16, 2008
Scientology aims for more converts — Irish Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Cullen
Source: Irish Times
THE CHURCH of Scientology in Ireland says it hopes to expand its membership by opening new missions outside Dublin and attracting more immigrants. The church has an estimated 400 members in Ireland, but spokesman Gerard Ryan believes more people across the country could look to Scientology for their faith in the coming years. “Ireland is a much more multi-faith society these days. People are looking for something a bit more unusual. There are two trends at the moment: there is a ...
Aug 15, 2008
Google murders second Anonymous AdSense account — The Register (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Cade Metz
Source: The Register (UK)
Pro-Scientology ads decorating anti-Scientology sites. Wah? Exclusive Google has shutdown the AdSense account of another anti-Scientology site. Three months after cutting off all ads served to Enturbulation, a site dedicated to promoting activism against the Church of Scientology and all its related organizations, Google has done the same with a similar site known as Epic Anonymous. Earlier this week, administrators at Epic Anonymous received the same email that turned up at Enturbulation back in May. "While going through our records recently, ...
Aug 15, 2008
Google terminates NYC Scientology critic site's AdSense account — realitybasedcommunity.net
Type: Blog
Author(s): Scott Pilutik
Source: realitybasedcommunity.net
Google terminated EpicAnon.com's AdSense account yesterday, informing the site by e-mail: While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we've decided to disable your account. Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We realize the inconvenience ...
Aug 14, 2008
The History Of Xenu, As Explained By L. Ron Hubbard In 8 Minutes — Gawker
Aug 13, 2008
As Scientology expands, so do its naysayers — Seattle Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Brian Miller
Source: Seattle Weekly
Masked protesters are taking to Seattle streets as the church eyes new facilities downtown and in lower Queen Anne. Motorists stuck on Mercer Street this summer have been treated to an odd overhead sight as they crawl under Aurora Avenue toward I-5. Wielding banners and signs, a small band of protesters has appeared on certain evenings, waving at drivers below and encouraging them to honk if they hate Xenu. On other nights, farther west in the Uptown neighborhood, the same merry ...
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