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Jun 12, 2010
Scientologists to spend £2.5million turning hotel into church for 'tens of thousands' — The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
Type: Press
Source: The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
SCIENTOLOGISTS are planning to spend £2.5million on renovating the Royal Fleet Hotel and employ 150 staff to run it. In a detailed interview with The Herald, Church of Scientology members also said they expected 'tens of thousands' of people to visit the Devonport site each and every year. It follows news earlier this month that the church had bought the historic 110-year-old Morice Square site for £1million. Graeme Wilson, a Church of Scientology public affairs director, said people in Devonport had ...
Jun 12, 2010
Scientology and abortion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology does not take a position on abortion. However, the subject comes up in the writings of church founder L. Ron Hubbard, which the church regards as sacred scripture. Scientology counseling seeks to rid the mind of "mental image pictures" or "engrams" created during painful moments in one's past — including previous lifetimes and time spent in the womb. Hubbard expressed concern about the "prenatal child" and how the emotional traumas of "attempted abortion" can cause problems after ...
Jun 9, 2010
Church of Scientology to open new HQ in Moseley — Birmingham Mail
Type: Press
Author(s): Andy Richards
Source: Birmingham Mail
THE Church of Scientology is set to open its new multi-million pound Midland headquarters in Moseley within weeks. The well-known Grade II-listed Pitmaston building, in Moor Green Lane, was snapped up by the church for £4.25 million two years ago. It has made the former insurance offices into the headquarters for its Midland operation because a rocketing membership has seen it outgrow premises in Ethel Street, Birmingham. The church, which has previously denied accusations that it is a cult, lists Hollywood ...
Jun 8, 2010
Church of Scientology buys Sherlock Building — Daily Journal of Commerce (Oregon)
Type: Press
Author(s): Aaron Spencer
Source: Daily Journal of Commerce (Oregon)
The Church of Scientology last week completed the purchase of the historic Sherlock Building in downtown Portland. The church purchased the building for $6.4 million. Portland-based Butler Brokers managed the sale. The Sherlock Building, at 309 S.W. 3rd Ave., is six stories and 61,430 square feet. It was built in 1894 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church purchased the building from Seattle-based Urban Renaissance Group, which bought the building in 2007 for $9.75 million. The ...
Jun 8, 2010
Scientology takes hold in India — Global Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Mridu Khullar Relph
Source: Global Post
A controversial religion has gripped India with its business principles and self-help routine. NEW DELHI, India — In India, where the most popular psychology books include such titles as “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and “Who Moved My Cheese,” there's a new self-help guru in town: Scientology. Founded in 1954 by United States science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology is the religion of Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Isaac Hayes, claiming a worldwide ...
Jun 8, 2010
The Church of Scientology of Portland says old digs don't work, buys bigger digs downtown — The Oregonian (Portland)
Type: Press
Author(s): Janie Har
Source: The Oregonian (Portland)
The Church of Scientology of Portland is moving into a larger building at Third and Oak. Community affairs director Gwen Barnard said the 12-story Stevens Building at 812 S.W. Washington Street, which the church bought in 2008, lacks the open space needed for a chapel and architects couldn’t make it work. The church purchased the 6-story Sherlock Building at 320 S.W. Oak Street for $6.4 million from the Urban Renaissance Group, an investment partnership based in Seattle. Office space on floors ...
Jun 5, 2010
Private property // Divine development sites — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
THE Uniting Church is continuing to offload prime real estate. It can expect to make about $6 million from the sale of a church, hall and car park (above) at 12-14 Spring Road, Malvern, near the Toorak and Armadale borders. The 3033-square-metre site, which is zoned residential 1 and has two street frontages, is expected to make way for a medium-density residential project, given the push to build up, instead of out, as per the government’s Melbourne @ 5 Million planning ...
Jun 4, 2010
What really goes on behind the scenes
Type: Account
Author(s): John Peeler
I was an MAA at the Int base, including Chief MAA for several years between 1990-2000. I was also the De-PTSer for the entire base for a couple of those years in Qual Gold. I was fully hatted as an MAA and an Ethics Specialist. I was trained to do metered Ethics interviews, Ethics E-Meter Checks, Rollbacks, Sec Checks and PTS Interviews. My Full Hat even required me to study the Brainwashing manual written by LRH as well as sections of ...
Jun 3, 2010
Church of Scientology buys historic Ybor Square — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: tbo.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Kathy Steele
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA - The Church of Scientology is poised to become steward of perhaps the most iconic brick-and-mortar symbol of this fabled cigar town's history — a move that could signal a greater presence for Scientologists just outside downtown Tampa. The church recently purchased Ybor Square for about $7 million, records show. The three-building complex at 1911 N. 13th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues, is the former home of what was once the largest cigar factory in the world. Built in ...
Jun 3, 2010
Scientology's list [Unofficial English translation] — L'Espresso (Italy)
More: Original article in Italian
Type: Press
Author(s): Tommaso Cerno
Source: L'Espresso (Italy)
Secret lists seized at the sect's Torino chapter. Dozens of files containing the names of members and even enemies: politicians, judges, journalists Officially, he has never existed. He is a follower like all the others, a Scientology staff member who ministers to the souls of the richest and most controversial sect on the planet. In reality, however, his job is more delicate. He is part of Department 20, a parallel structure on which the security of the church founded by Ron ...
Jun 2, 2010
Iconic Royal Fleet Hotel to be turned into Scientology church — The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
Type: Press
Source: The Herald (Plymouth, UK)
DEVONPORT'S iconic Royal Fleet Hotel has been sold to the Church of Scientology. The Herald has learned agents representing the hotel's owner — Midlands-based businessman Kailash Suri — completed the sale of the historic building on Friday. Last month, Mr Suri announced the hotel was set to close, 18 months after he bought it promising a multi-million-pound makeover. He claimed the Morice Square building was losing money "drastically". But yesterday, Mr Suri, the Church of Scientology and property consultants King Sturge ...
Jun 2, 2010
Scientology probed over underpayment claims — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: Statement from the Church of Scientology, Revised statement from the Church of Scientology
Type: TV
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating the Church of Scientology over allegations it has grossly underpaid staff members. A number of former employees of the church have told ABC's Lateline they were only paid a few thousand dollars per year for full-time work and had to resort to welfare payments to survive. Janette Lang, who worked for the church for seven years, says the most she was paid in a year was $3,114 in 2001. She was second in charge of ...
Jun 1, 2010
Industrial inspector probing Scientology — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
The industrial inspectorate has confirmed it is investigating the employment practices of the Church of Scientology. Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson told a Senate estimates hearing it had looked into the controversial religious group but declined to give details. It is understood opposition frontbencher Eric Abetz wrote to the ombudsman in March with the idea of an inquiry. The inspectorate has subsequently interviewed Scientology members along the east coast of Australia to establish whether they are being properly remunerated for their ...
May 30, 2010
Megaraid 5-30-10 Hotel meeting [Larry Brennan, Nancy Many, Steven Hassan]
May 29, 2010
VicRoads may find it expedient to move on // Scientologists move on — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Pallisco
Source: The Age (Australia)
[...] Scientologists move on THE Church of Scientology has finally offloaded the CBD headquarters it has occupied for 30 years. Property developer David Marriner, responsible for the redevelopment of Collins Street’s Regent Theatre, has bought the building, which has redevelopment potential despite being on a small site of about 346 square metres. The religious group, whose tax-free status has been the subject of two recent Senate inquiries, is believed to have made about $ 8.5 million from the sale of the ...
May 27, 2010
The Last Crusade — Inland Empire Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Jackson
Source: Inland Empire Weekly
Scientology’s hardcore critics say getting the church investigated is an uphill battle—and wonder if the religion has friends in high places The rush of cars zooming down Gilman Springs Road reminds Francois Choquette to watch his step on the dirt shoulder of the busy, two-lane highway to his right. A tuft of his brown hair flaps in the wind as he looks back to check traffic. He’s dressed modestly today, no costumes, no masks. Instead, he wears dress pants and a ...
May 24, 2010
Nebraska man sentenced in Scientology cyber attack — Associated Press
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — A Nebraska man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his role in a cyber attack on the Church of Scientology's websites two years ago. Brian Thomas Mettenbrink, of Grand Island, Neb., was also ordered Monday to pay $20,000 in restitution and serve a year on supervised release after he gets out of prison. The cyber attack was orchestrated by an underground group that calls itself "Anonymous" and protests the Church of Scientology, accusing it ...
May 22, 2010
Does John Travolta believe his baby is the reincarnation of his dead son? — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Price
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Sunrise in the humidity of deepest Florida, a hazy mist cloaking the ground as the coolness of the night turns to cloying heat, and a lone individual trudges along an airport runway in a pristine tracksuit. He won't be breaking any land speed records - in fact this version of running barely qualifies as a brisk trot - but at 56 John Travolta is no spring chicken. Consider, however, that his only exercise until recently was lifting double cheeseburgers to his ...
May 21, 2010
Church of Scientology denies abuse cover-up — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
The Church of Scientology is vigorously denying accusations a senior figure in the organisation tried to cover up the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Sydney. It says the allegations, aired on ABC1's Lateline program, are false and highly defamatory. A former Scientology member, Carmen Rainer, told Lateline she was coached by a senior figure in the church to lie to police about the abuse at the hands of her then stepfather, Robert Kerr. Her mother, Phoebe, was a member ...
May 20, 2010
Information on 'enemies of Scientology found' in Italian police raid — The Telegraph (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick Squires
Source: The Telegraph (UK)
During a nine-hour search of the offices, Carabinieri officers are said to have discovered a cache of files hidden in a basement behind a locked door. The files allegedly contained personal information relating to judges, magistrates, journalists and police who had reportedly been deemed hostile to the US-based Church of Scientology, Italian media reported. Police seized computers as well as handwritten files, which are also said to contain details of former members of the religious movement. The raid was ordered by ...
May 20, 2010
Scientologist may provide child care, with conditions — Huffington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Niels Sorrells
Source: Huffington Post
BERLIN (RNS) A Scientologist may offer child care services so long as she does not mix religion with work, a German court ruled Wednesday (May 19). An unnamed 38-year-old Munich woman had been providing day care for five children, earning about 1,600 euros ($1,982) a month, reported the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. City regulators ruled she could not work in that field after her divorced husband informed them in May 2009 that the woman was a Scientologist. Scientologists are viewed with suspicion ...
May 20, 2010
Software firm founder pleads not guilty in slaying of ex-partner — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Gathright
Source: Denver Channel (Colorado)
BRIGHTON, Colo. – An Adams County software firm founder accused in the execution-style shooting of his former business partner pleaded not guilty Thursday. William Rex Fowler is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of Thomas Ciancio at their office, Fowler Software Design. The case has been marked by bizarre revelations ever since heavily armed SWAT officers surrounded the building near Federal Heights, unsure whether the "gunman" was barricaded inside. During the initial confusion, the 42-year-old Ciancio, the former ...
May 20, 2010
Top Scientologist 'covered up sex abuse' — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Cannane
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
A senior figure in the Church of Scientology has been accused of trying to cover up the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Sydney. In an exclusive interview for ABC1's Lateline program, a former member of the Church of Scientology says she was coached by a senior figure in the church to lie to police about the abuse at the hands of her stepfather. Carmen Rainer's mother Phoebe was a member of the Church of Scientology and went to the ...
May 20, 2010
Turin police raid Scientology chapter // Sect suspected of inappropriately using sensitive personal data — ANSA (Italy)
Type: Press
Source: ANSA (Italy)
(ANSA) — Turin, May 20 - Police raided a local Scientology chapter here and discovered a hidden archive which contained not only information on the group's members but also on the sect's 'enemies', the Turin daily La Stampa reported on Thursday. Police were acting on a warrant issued by magistrates who have opened a probe into the religion which is suspected of violating laws governing the handling of personal information. According to La Stampa, police searched the chapter on Via Bersezio ...
Tag(s): ANSA (Italy)ItalyPoliceRaid
May 19, 2010
Lateline: Former top Scientologist speaks out — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
More: WMV
May 19, 2010
Lateline: Scientology accused of covering up child abuse — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
May 19, 2010
Ship of fools
Type: Account
Author(s): Michael J. "Mike" Rinder
[Excerpt: ... Others haven’t been so lucky. One of the Ship Engineers [Jorge Arroyo] was severely disaffected with [David Miscavige] after several run-ins with him. He became increasingly enturbulated and was not sleeping. He was put under 24 hour watch with full time guards and video cameras in his room. He was not handled with standard tech and ended up committing suicide by hanging himself in the shower with a sheet. The entire incident was covered up so as not to ...
May 19, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology head — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: au.todaytonight.yahoo.com
May 18, 2010
GOP Senate candidates keep it civil during TV debate — Las Vegas Sun
Type: Press
Author(s): J. Patrick Coolican
Source: Las Vegas Sun
Republican U.S. Senate candidates, from left, Sharron Angle, John Chachas, Chad Christensen, Sue Lowden and Danny Tarkanian, during a debate on “Face to Face with Jon Ralston” at the KVBC studios in Las Vegas [...] Sharron Angle is the former state assemblywoman who was a Tea Party activist before there was a name for such a thing. Ralston asked her about recent whispers that an Angle legislative proposal to explore a rehab program of massages and sweatboxes for Nevada prisons was ...
May 18, 2010
In Rene Piedra and Associates, Debtor; Barry E. Mukamal, Chapter 7 Trustee v. Church of Scientology of Florida, Inc.; World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, Inc.; Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida, Inc.; Deborah Fraser, as Trustee of the US IAS Members; Indira Blyskal; William Alexander Carr; Second Chance Program, Inc.; Wendy L. Keene; MGE Management Experts, Inc. dba Marcus Group Enterprises, Inc.; IAS Administrations, Inc.; Church of Scientology Religious Trust
Type: Legal
[... Trustee seeks leave to amend the Adversary Complaints to include more detailed information regarding Keene and Blyskal’s involvement in a massive scheme to defraud dental patients and transfer significant sums of money to Church of Scientology ("CAS") or CAS related entities. The Trustee through proper investigation and analysis of various documents was able to unearth further information relating to this scheme. ...] —– UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA MIAMI DIVISION www.flsb.usc0urts.g0v In re: Chapter 7 RENE PIEDRA ...
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