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May 14, 2007
Row over Scientology video — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
[Reprint of an article published the day before, entitled "Scientology and Me" ]
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 13, 2007
Scientology and Me — BBC News
Type: Press
Author(s): John Sweeney
Source: BBC News
The battleground is YouTube and Scientology's weapon is a clip of me losing it in the "Mind Control" section of a gruesome exhibition. Scientology has fought many battles to keep its secrets off the web, now they are using it to attack my investigation into them. Scientology has prepared an attack video, and they have shown the Scientology v Sweeney shouting match to anyone who would watch it. There is talk of 100,000 copies being released. Family 'disconnects' Scientology works. That ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 13, 2007
The BBC man, the Scientologist - and the YouTube rant — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Smith
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Panorama reporter's outburst at Hollywood star's son is captured on video A Journalist at Panorama, the BBC's flagship current affairs series, has been reprimanded for losing his temper and screaming with rage during the making of an investigation into the Church of Scientology. John Sweeney has apologised for the outburst against a scientologist which was filmed and then put on the video-sharing website YouTube, prompting criticism of the corporation. The BBC held an internal inquiry but said Sweeney had not breached ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 12, 2007
Why did top policeman agree to appear in a film for the Scientologists? — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Gordon Rayner
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
A senior policeman has appeared in a video praising the highly-controversial Church of Scientology, the Daily Mail can reveal. Chief Superintendent Ken Stewart, a divisional commander with the City of London police, agreed to be filmed outside Bishopsgate police station for the Scientology film, which is shown to members of the organisation. Although Mr Stewart insisted he was not a Scientologist, the news is the latest evidence of the extent to which the group has managed to forge links with the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 10, 2007
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May 8, 2007
Travolta, Preston host Narconon event — Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Type: Press
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, will host a dinner on May 24 to raise money for Narconon Hawaii, an organization that promotes drug education, prevention and rehabilitation. But if you want to dine with the megastars, it will cost you. Individual seating starts at $2,500 per person. All tax-deductible proceeds go to the somewhat controversial nonprofit that the Hawaii-born Preston has actively supported. Narconon has been linked to the Church of Scientology, to which both Travolta and Preston belong. ...
May 6, 2007
Parking garage exec shakes his past — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Scott Barancik
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The man hired to build the world's largest automated-parking garage is a 6-foot-4 engineer with the Renaissance-sounding name of Royce Savoy Monteverdi. Construction on the 1, 200-car garage is under way in oil-rich Dubai, a rapidly emerging international finance center best known as Michael Jackson's latest playground. In an e-mail exchange from the Persian Gulf city, Monteverdi said the huge project and three others there have freed him to ponder a new career in the more rarefied world of architecture. You ...
May 6, 2007
Scientologists want to raise the roof — Brisbane Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Frank Walker
Source: Brisbane Times
SCIENTOLOGY, the religion of stars such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kate Ceberano, is growing so fast the church wants to add four floors to its Sydney headquarters. The Church of Scientology has lodged a development application with City of Sydney Council for a glass-fronted tower on the roof of its heritage building on Castlereagh Street. A giant Scientology cross will top the building, dwarfing the rather run-down, historic sandstone 1859 St George's Presbyterian Church next door. "We have been ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 2, 2007
Mettle & pedal for 9/11 hero — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Heidi Singer
Source: New York Post
When 9/11 firefighter Joe Montaperto won a free bicycle at the start of last year's Five Boro Bike Tour, he vowed he'd improve his breathing problems in time to ride it in this year's event — and on Sunday, he'll make good on his promise. "I want to finish it in one piece and not need EMS to pick me up," quipped the rugged former Marine and semiprofessional football player. "The other day, I rode 14 miles just to see where ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 30, 2007
Romney favors Hubbard novel — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Jim Rutenberg
Source: New York Times
“What’s your favorite novel?” is a perennial campaign question, the answer to which presumably gives insight into leadership. A “Moby-Dick” lover may understand the perils of obsessively chasing of a goal. A fan of “To Kill a Mockingbird” may well focus on racial justice. When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to “Battlefield Earth,” a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That book was turned into a ...
Apr 27, 2007
The NRA of cults strikes yet again — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Daniel Ruth
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
This was a bit like a special interest group coming out in Old Yelleresque, foaming-at-the-mouth opposition to the Bald Eagle, Betty Ford and the Gerber Baby. But there he was, a chap by the name of Ken Kramer, growing more apoplectic than Alec Baldwin getting ready for visitation day at the prospect the Florida Legislature might create something called the Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention, charged with - well, you know, preventing suicide. Kramer attempted to organize a letter-writing campaign, encouraging ...
Apr 26, 2007
Scientologists visiting Va. Tech to help — Roanoke Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Pamela J. Podger
Source: Roanoke Times
Scientologists address man as a spiritual being and say they help people to improve their lives. BLACKSBURG – Brian Grogan, 26, was chomping on a hot dog before heading to work Wednesday when he noticed people in canary yellow T-shirts handing out religious pamphlets. A moment later, he realized they were Scientologists. "They're leeches," Grogan said. "They show up wherever something bad happens and use that to spread their propaganda." Scientologists say they're no different from the Southern Baptists, Catholics or ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 24, 2007
Quality of tutors goes unchecked — The Wichita Eagle
Type: Press
Author(s): Icess Fernandez
Source: The Wichita Eagle
Here's a word problem for you: There are two tutoring programs in a Wichita school. One is very structured, complete with math worksheets and teachers giving direction. The other focuses on helping students explore learning with such techniques as playing with dough. Both are part of a $1 million federally mandated experiment. Which one will be the most effective in raising students' assessment test scores? Answer: No one will know until next year. And that's the real problem, some local educators ...
Apr 24, 2007
Slinging Scientology, Mud on VT Campus — Radar Online
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Cook
Source: Radar Online
You've already heard about the invasion of Virginia Tech by a couple dozen "volunteer ministers" from the Church of Scientology. Now comes the mudslinging. Xenuphobes sick of seeing yellow-shirted Scientologists show up to disasters alongside cable news cameras have accused Virginia Tech of inviting L. Ron's minions. An alleged "ministers consultant" named Irmin wrote an all-points bulletin e-mail sent to Scientology volunteers last week stating: "Our [volunteer ministers are] ... working in the student trauma center at the request of the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 21, 2007
Local pols cruised in free to Tom gala — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): David Seifman
Source: New York Post
Two City Council members who attended Tom Cruise's fund-raiser for a controversial 9/11 "detoxification project" didn't pay the $6,250-a-ticket entry fee, but officials said they acted within the ethics rules. City Council members Joe Addabbo (D-Queens) and Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) both turned up at the glitzy Manhattan affair Thursday night for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, co-founded by Cruise and linked to Scientology. Addabbo is chairman of the council's Civil Service and Labor Committee. Emergency responders who underwent the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
Crui$e is 'detox' of de town — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): David Seifman
Source: New York Post
Tom Cruise rolled into Manhattan under extraordinary security last night for a Hollywood-style fund-raiser to benefit his controversial project to help 9/11 responders. The diminutive Scientologist, accompanied by his wife, Katie Holmes, pressed the flesh with supporters inside a $6,250-a-ticket benefit in Chelsea. Reporters were barred from the West 18th Street fund-raiser, which resembled a Hollywood premiere, with scores of security men and paparazzi. "He said how grateful he was to everyone for supporting the project," said Pat Bahnken, a party ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
Cruise thinks Scientology can save 9/11 responders — CBS News
Type: Press
Author(s): Hazel Sanchez
Source: CBS News
NEW YORK (CBS) — Some call it a cult concoction while silver screen celebrity Tom Cruise swears by it – a Scientology program called the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project. City Councilman Hiram Monserrate said the program worked for him. "The fact is that this is a program that has helped over 700 rescue workers," Monserrate said. "A program that I have personally visited, participated in and spoken to dozens of rescue workers that today feel better. "Shame on anyone ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
Cruise Wins Support of NY Emergency Workers With Fundraiser — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Movie star Tom Cruise has won the support of hundreds of emergency workers in New York, after he hosted a $6,250-a-ticket benefit in the city Thursday night to raise funds for his controversial Sept. 11 detoxification program. The New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, which was co-founded by Cruise, is based on principals developed by Scientology leader L. Ron Hubbard. The free treatment involves large doses of vitamins, dietary adjustments and stints in a sauna. Among attendees at the high-profile event ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
Don't be tricked by $ci-Fi Tom-Foolery — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Kyle Smith
Source: New York Post
LAST night another religious wack job came to attack Ground Zero: Tom bin Cruise. The warden of the Katie Holmes Correctional Facility zoomed in to do a "benefit" for his Scientology group, the "New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project." Only Cruise would hold a benefit for himself. Ground Zero crews are in for the Brooke Shields treatment: Cruise believes all ills are curable via the same Cartoon Network regimen of feeding people cooking oil and making them sweat. Cruise thinks he's ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
First Photos: Scientologists Invade Virginia Tech Campus — Radar Online
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Ebner
Source: Radar Online
As reported elsewhere earlier this week, Scientology's Volunteer Vultures have descended upon the grief-stricken Virginia Tech campus. VT senior Christie Weaver, a psychology major, confirmed their presence on Thursday, and was kind enough to send us some photographic evidence. "Yeah, those fuckers are here," she said, noting that she "has not seen anyone speak to them because they wear these bright yellow shirts that say 'Scientology Volunteer Minister.' They stick out like sore thumbs, especially given that they look very L.A.'d ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
It's Hollywood in Chelsea at WTC 'detox' bash — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
[Picture]Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes arrive at the Altman Building for his Detox Center Benefit. [Picture]Michael Pena and his girlfriend, Breen Schaefer, were among the attendees at the Detox Center Benefit. Superstar actor and Scientology pusher Tom Cruise headlined a Chelsea soiree with all the excitement of a movie premiere last night to raise money for his controversial effort to "detox" Ground Zero workers. "It is an injustice that after six years people who were down there are still ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
Monserrate Defends Detox Program — New York Observer
Type: Press
Source: New York Observer
Yesterday, I caught up with Councilman Hiram Monserrate, who has come under fire for supporting a Sept. 11 first-responder detoxification program associated with the Church of Scientology. Scientology's most famous booster, Tom Cruise, held a fund-raiser last night for the program. Monserrate, a former cop, told me he spoke with Sept. 11 rescue workers who have benefited from the program, and said that critics are motivated by their own agendas. "The bottom line is the program provided a better quality of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
The Angry Scientologist Retort — New York Press
Type: Press
Author(s): John DeSio
Source: New York Press
As could be expected, Scientologists are none too happy with Mayor Mike Bloomberg and City Councilman Peter Vallone for questioning the scientific validity of their "sweat and vitamins" detox project for 9/11 rescue workers. And at least one California-based follower of the ways of L. Ron hubbard is speaking out, sending an open letter to a variety of elected officials, newspapers and others praising the scientific validity of the New York Rescue Workers Detox Project. The full letter is after the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 20, 2007
Tom Cruise holds fundraiser for Scientology 9/11 detox project — ABC News
Type: Press
Source: ABC News
(New York - WABC, April 20, 2007) (WABC) – Tom Cruise appeared at a private dinner fundraiser on Thursday night for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a program he co-founded in 2002. The Scientology-based program offers free treatment to emergency workers who suffer breathing difficulties and other health problems stemming from exposure to toxins at ground zero after 9/11 terror attacks. "Nearly six years later, many are still paying a price for their heroic service at the World Trade ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 2007
Crui$ing for cash — New York Post
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Type: Press
Source: New York Post
April 19, 2007 — Scientology nut Tom Cruise is in New York to solicit more cash for his controversial venture to 'detox' the heroes of September 11. As reported by the Post on April 6, Cruise, 44, will appear at a private gala on Manhattan's West 18th Street tonight to raise funds for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a program he co-founded in 2002. His wife, Katie Holmes, is also expected to be at the dinner, starting at 6 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 2007
Cruise to detox NY — PerthNow
Type: Press
Source: PerthNow
SCIENTOLOGY fanatic Tom Cruise is in New York to solicit more cash for his controversial venture to 'detox' the heroes of September 11. Cruise, 44, will appear at a private gala on Manhattan's West 18th Street tonight to raise funds for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a program he co-founded in 2002. His wife, Katie Holmes, is also expected to be at the dinner. Guests are paying as much as US$100,000 for a table for eight. "Nearly six years ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 2007
FDNY hierarchy furious with Tom Cruise over Scientology detox for 9/11 workers — FOX News
Type: Press
Author(s): Roger Friedman
Source: FOX News
Tom Cruise comes to New York on Thursday night, hoping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Scientology. He’s doing it under the guise of a detox program for members of the New York Fire Department who participated in the 9/11 clean-up. There’s only problem: No one from the hierarchy of the FDNY endorses this program. The people I’ve talked to are furious with Cruise, and want the rank and file of firemen in New York to stay away from ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 2007
Mike thumps Tom // Blasts city honor for Scientology's Sept. 11 'detox' — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): David Seifman
Source: New York Post
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted official proclamations drafted by a city councilman honoring Tom Cruise and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard for their roles in promoting a detoxification program for 9/11 rescue workers. "I don't think it's appropriate to do that," said the mayor, reacting to a report in yesterday's Post. "I think that reputable scientists do not think Scientology has any basis in science. It may be a cult, it may be a religion, it may be beliefs. It's other things, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 18, 2007
City proclamation sparks L. Ron Hubbub — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): David Seifman
Source: New York Post
In a move that has outraged some officials, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has been honored by the City Council ahead of tomorrow night's Manhattan fund-raiser for a controversial 9/11 detox program, The Post has learned. Host Tom Cruise, the Scientology follower who co-founded the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, also will be honored with a proclamation at the fund-raiser. The project runs a downtown Manhattan clinic that has served more than 780 rescue workers since 2002. Cruise is headlining ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 18, 2007
Critics: Scientologists' Va. trip a time to prey — NY Daily News (New York)
Type: Press
Author(s): George Rush, Joanna Molloy
Source: NY Daily News (New York)
The Church of Scientology has dispatched "ministers" to provide "grief counseling" for shell-shocked youth at Virginia Tech - but critics suspect the sect hopes to convert the vulnerable students. "It's shameless, how they milk human tragedy to promote their organization," charges Rick Ross, whose CultNews.net has long tracked the group, which counts Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley among its members. "These young people [at VT] are experiencing trauma. What they need are qualified mental health professionals." HollywoodInterrupted.com's Mark Ebner ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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