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Jan 1, 2002
Clear Expansion Committee Directory 2002 — Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)
Type: Document
Source: Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)
Tag(s): "Safe pointing"A Star AcademyAbby JuneauAdrian AustinAlba GrandeAlex StruewskiAlicia RegensbergAnita WelchAnn ManierreAnnette PrimianiApplied ScholasticsArlene RichArthur J. MarenBack to Basics SchoolBecky BuchananBernard K. "Bud" ReichelBetsy CrambBetsy RoushBill HalversonBob DivenutiBob MagnessBrendan HaggertyBrian KennedyCalifornia Ranch School Independent AcademyCandace ZillwegerCarl SitlerCarole AndreaniCathy KamhiCathy VangieriCharlie GroffCherish the Children FoundationCheryl A. AldermanChris AlexanderChurch of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Claire CournoyerClear Expansion CommitteeClearwater Academy International (1997 merger of A to Be School, Jefferson Academy, Renaissance Academy)Clearwater Business AssociationColleen WilhiteCriminonDaphna FischlerDarlene SwansonDavid SingerDebbie RadstromDebbie ShaddDebbie WitterDelphi AcademyDenise Miscavige Gentile (formerly Covington, Licciardi)Dennis CamaraDon HoodEd CrambEd ThompsonEdd ClarkElyse van BreemanEpoch ConsultantsExec TechG. Craig BurtonGerard AndreaniGerhard Haag (aka Royce Savoy Monteverdi)Gertie PerryGisela MageGloria SlaughterGrace HunterGraham PayneGreg SmithGung-Ho GroupHarriet HughesHemda GinzbergHubbard College of Administration (HCA)Hype MarketingIan AndersonIrmgard HaugIrving PaiewonskyJanette HaugenJanice BateyJeff AvrinJeff LeeJennifer SundanceJessica ByrnesJim EmmickJo StruthersJoan PascoJoanie SigalJoanne BakerJohn BellmaineJohn LindmanJoy DivenutiJoy RockwellJudah DobinKaren SinghrsKate RyanKathy FeshbachKatie ChamberlainKaye ChampagneKeri LeeKevin TigheKirk BurnessKitty MagnessKlaus HilgersKristine MarquardtLavina van HoekeLawrence "Larry" ByrnesLes MooreLeslie StrubblefieldLewis SteinmanLisa CumminsLisa TigheLittle SchoolLive Oak SchoolLiz SikesLouise CournoyerLyn MillerLynn IronsMace-Kingsley Family CenterMallory PascoMarian KingMark DeEulioMark FreedmanMarsha FriedmanMary AdamsMary Jo PagelMaryta JensenMatt ArgallMeasurable SolutionsMike GropeNancy WestNarconon Florida, Inc.Pam BartonPamela Csira Ryan (Anderson)Pat CloudenPatty ThompsonPaula EllenburgPaula PaiewonskyPeaches PookPedro GilPermanent SolutionsPeter VicentePhyllis FranklinProfessional Consultants Association of FloridaRay HemphillRenato SmithReuvein MarcusRichard R. ByrdRichard TinkelenbergRichel LavetteRob CollewijnRobert SchwartzRon WeidoffSally van QuaethemSandra "Sandy" AdairSandy MesmerSay No to DrugsScientology Missions International (SMI)Scott RhodesShaun KirkSheryle Festa-IronsStan DubinStandard Organizing SolutionsSteve FerrySteve PerrySue MuellerSummit ManagementSunok GropeSuzanne F. JohnsonTerry JamesThe Learning ConnectionThe Way to Happiness (TWTH)Theo GrantTina TurbinTom WrightTyna EichenlaubValko & AssociatesVivian LittleVolunteer MinistersWhayne EisenmanWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)World Literacy CrusadeYamila SeneYurii Obolensky
Jan 1, 2002
The news about the news / American journalism in peril / A risky story — Random House, Inc.
Type: Press
Author(s): Leonard Downie Jr., Robert G. Kaiser
Source: Random House, Inc.
READ THE ARTICLE (Thanks to nytimes.com for access to their archives.): Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt New York Times March 9, 1997 By Douglas Frantz The Church of Scientology was founded in 1954 by a writer named L. Ron Hubbard. For years Scientology sought to persuade the Internal Revenue Service that it was a religion and deserved the same tax deduction given to traditional religious groups. Scientology took in hundreds of millions of dollars, and for decades ...
Dec 20, 2001
Scientologists buy high-rise in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Christina Headrick
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The church pays $5-million for the 13-story downtown property, which the church tried and failed to purchase years ago. CLEARWATER – The Church of Scientology has purchased a vacant 13-story high-rise downtown that will house more than 600 new staff members in another step in Scientology's unprecedented expansion in the city. The church last week closed the deal to buy the nearly 2-acre property for $5-million from a nonprofit corporation, BEF Inc., which does business as the Oaks of Clearwater. Scientology ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 9, 2001
Church loads up for one last fight — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER – No angry swarms picketed the Church of Scientology last week. No candlelight vigils. No TV cameras. No extra police patrols. For the first time in six years, the anniversary of the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson passed quietly. The McPherson maelstrom, which brought nightmarish publicity for the church, has ebbed dramatically, now that the high-profile criminal charges against the church were dropped and a raucous group of church critics recently left Clearwater. But one critical battle remains, one so ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 5, 2001
Spain acquits Scientologists of conspiracy — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
MADRID — A Spanish court has acquitted 15 members and employees of the Church of Scientology of charges of criminal conspiracy, closing a case dating back to 1984. Prosecutors had brought additional charges, which included tax fraud and endangering public health, but after the trial began in February, the Madrid Provincial Court threw out all but the conspiracy charge. On Monday, the court rejected that charge as well. It said there was no evidence to support prosecutors' allegations that drug rehabilitation ...
Dec 4, 2001
Scientology followers acquitted — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
MADRID — A Spanish court yesterday acquitted 15 members and employees of the Church of Scientology on charges of criminal conspiracy, closing a case dating to 1984. The court said there was no evidence to support prosecutors' allegations that drug rehabilitation and other programs sponsored by the church in Spain amounted to illicit gatherings aimed at activities such as bilking people of money. The Church of Scientology has 10,000 members in Spain. It is officially classified as a lay association with ...
Tag(s): LegalMembershipSeattle TimesSpain
Nov 30, 2001
Scientologists take Belgium to court — Guardian Unlimited
Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Osborn
Source: Guardian Unlimited
The Church of Scientology says it is suing the Belgian state over an official report that labelled it a dangerous sect and accused it of brainwashing. The lawsuit has been lodged as Belgium's authorities pursue a separate investigation of the group after allegations of fraud, forgery and tax evasion. Citing the European convention on human rights, the movement argues that it is a bona fide religious minority which has suffered discrimination at the hands of "intolerant" secular authorities and that its ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 15, 2001
Columbus Volunteer's Heart's In New York — Columbus Dispatch
Nov 12, 2001
Tribes seek new tenant for school — Daily Oklahoman
Type: Press
Author(s): Dawn Marks
Source: Daily Oklahoman
The Indian school on the prairie stands empty once again. Chilocco, once active with American Indian youth learning skills for life now is quiet, its century-old limestone buildings sagging. Tribal leaders know the value of the site north of Newkirk, both cultural and economic, and are trying to find a new tenant. Narconon, a drug-treatment center that uses the teachings of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, has moved its drug and alcohol treatment center from Chilocco to Arrowhead Lodge ...
Oct 27, 2001
View from the Pew // A look inside Hawaii's houses of worship // Keeping current with electro-faith — Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Type: Press
Author(s): Mary Adamski
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
The Saturday afternoon church gathering was restful at best. A scriptural reading carried a timely message, warning that when religion declines in society, the state assumes the role as arbiter of public morality, and do we really want that? A little ritual of rapid-fire questions had us focusing on our self-centered tensions as leader Amy Suzuki directed us consciously relax "parts of body that you don't have to police." The setting featured a bust of L. Ron Hubbard, scientist and science ...
Oct 26, 2001
$80-million development planned — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Christina Headrick
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Lee Arnold envisions a 17-story condominium and a luxury hotel overlooking Clearwater's waterfront. CLEARWATER — Real estate heavyweight Lee Arnold announced plans Thursday to build an upscale, 17-story condominium and a luxury "boutique" hotel in an $80-million project that could boost downtown redevelopment. The project, which would span 1.7-acres between Osceola and Fort Harrison avenues south of Drew Street, incorporates some ideas voters rejected in a referendum on redevelopment last summer. Arnold, chairman of Colliers Arnold Commercial Real Estate Services, said ...
Oct 22, 2001
Full pews and prayers for peace // While all have condemned the terrorist attacks, feelings about the response are mixed — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Bates
Source: The Guardian (UK)
After years of declining congregations, churches in England are reporting a strange phenomenon - pews have been filling up in the wake of the atrocities of 11th September. Whether it is a temporary conversion remains to be seen and the evidence so far is fairly ephemeral - 800 at evensong in Exeter instead of the normal 100, attendance at services 50% up in York Minster, 60% up at Winchester - but some clergy are noticing a new seriousness. Richard Chartres, Bishop ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 4, 2001
A Click in Time Saves Minds — Denver Westword News
Oct 2, 2001
Court rejects blacks' racial-profiling plea — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Type: Press
Author(s): Gina Holland
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 27, 2001
Sympathy for the Devil — New Times Los Angeles
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: New Times Los Angeles
Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics. Until she met the darkest detractor of all. Last year, Church of Scientology operatives received an alarming tip: During the upcoming 2000 MTV Movie Awards scheduled for June 8, a short South Park film parodying Battlefield Earth would feature the character Cartman wiping his ass with a copy of L. Ron Hubbard's sacred text, Dianetics. The tip was erroneous. Cartman would actually be wiping his ass with a Scientology ...
Sep 20, 2001
Changed Lives; Religious Leader Takes His Calling to Ground Zero — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Amy Waldman
Source: New York Times
AMID faces gray with grief and grime, theirs are fresh, even smiling. Among blackened uniforms and sooty equipment, their yellow T-shirts are bright buoys. They are clean. At any time, well over 100 volunteer ministers from the Church of Scientology mill around the remains of the World Trade Center. On the day of the attack, they took in food to workers. Since then, they have taken the mind-altering techniques developed by the church's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. When rescue workers stagger ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 18, 2001
Scientology at Ground Zero — Operation Clambake Message Board
Sep 17, 2001
Beware Scientologists Claiming To Be Mental Health Professionals — National Mental Health Association
More: mhatexas.org
Type: Press
Source: National Mental Health Association
Alexandria, VA – The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) today is warning the public and media to beware of representatives of the Church of Scientology who are claiming to be mental health professionals assisting individuals in New York City. "This is a very important and sensitive time," said Michael M. Faenza, President and CEO of NMHA. "I urge the Church of Scientology to stay out of mental health. The public needs to understand that the Scientologists are using this tragedy to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 15, 2001
'Mental health' hotline a blind lead — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The televised blurb offered mental health assistance dealing with the attacks. Callers reached Scientologists. Television viewers who turned to Fox News on Friday for coverage of the terrorist attack also saw a message scrolling across the bottom of their screens – National Mental Health Assistance: 800-FOR-TRUTH. Unknown to the cable news channel, the phone number connects to a Church of Scientology center in Los Angeles, where Scientologists were manning the phones. Scientology officials said the number is a hotline offering referrals ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 8, 2001
Scientology in sermon title raises eyebrows — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
"Why Scientology Isn't a Church" is just a provocative title, and the sermon may not even mention Scientology, a pastor says. CLEARWATER — The church marquee faces a busy six-lane highway and announces Sunday's sermon: "Why Scientology Isn't a Church." It's the title of the Rev. Raymond Guterman's message at Northwood Presbyterian Church in Countryside. And along with the marquee, the church also promoted the sermon this week in ads in the St. Petersburg Times. Such a public affront to Scientology ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 28, 2001
Psychometric testing // Firms WISE up to Scientology — People Management
More: apologeticsindex.org
Type: Press
Author(s): Zoe Roberts
Source: People Management
HR professionals have been warned to watch out for a mailshot from a psychometric testing organisation that fails to make clear its links to Scientology. People Management followed up a complaint from a reader who had received a letter from Silhouet UK inviting the recipient to complete an enclosed test questionnaire as a "free introductory service". The reader became suspicious after noticing the copyright on the test was for L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the controversial religious group. The letter ...
Item contributed by: Martin Poulter
Aug 24, 2001
Real problems with a fictional movie — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Persall
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Peter D. Alexander believes he's doing a public service with his film The Profit. For the Church of Scientology, The Profit is just a nuisance. Moviegoers can see for themselves beginning tonight. Alexander's work of fiction, based on the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, begins an exclusive run at Clearwater Cinema Cafe at the corner of U.S. 19 and Sunset Point Road. Alexander declares his movie to be a warning against the influence of religious cults. It's the story ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 23, 2001
Scientology Inc. // Publishing executives in Folsom are spreading the word on technology in government. Some employees say it’s actually the words of L. Ron Hubbard that are being spread. — Sacramento News & Review
Type: Press
Author(s): Jim Evans
Source: Sacramento News & Review
Scientology Inc. Publishing executives in Folsom are spreading the word on technology in government. Some employees say it’s actually the words of L. Ron Hubbard that are being spread. By Jim Evans On your very first day as a new hire at e.Republic, you’re given a copy of Speaking From Experience, a management training book written by the late L. Ron Hubbard, who, during his busy lifetime, was a science fiction writer, philosopher, management guru, expert on education, and drug rehabilitation ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 19, 2001
Rehabilitation center moves to Lake Eufaula — The Oklahoman
Type: Press
Author(s): Michael McNutt
Source: The Oklahoman
EUFAULA — Narconon Arrowhead, the drug rehabilitation and international training center formerly known as Narconon Chilocco Center near Newkirk, has relocated to Lake Eufaula. The center, considered the with a ribbon cutting and barbecue. The relocation was necessary because of expansion. Narconon now has centers in 29 countries. Its mission is "to eradicate the problem of drug and alcohol abuse internationally through effective rehabilitation and education.' Narconon uses an approach developed by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The Eufaula center, ...
Aug 17, 2001
Narconon to open Eufaula facility // Campus will have 230 beds — Channel 5 (Oklahoma)
Type: Press
Source: Channel 5 (Oklahoma)
Eufaula, Okla. — An international drug rehabilitation program will more than double its bed space in Oklahoma when it opens in a former state lodge in eastern Oklahoma. Narconon Arrowhead is to open a 230-bed campus Saturday on Lake Eufaula with federal and international drug rehabilitation experts on hand. The center has operated since 1990 as the Chilocco New Life Center with a 105-bed facility in Newkirk. Narconon uses saunas, vitamins and a special diet as part of a three-month program ...
Aug 14, 2001
Building boom expands lodgings for Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Deborah O'Neil
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
With the Sandcastle and Osceola expansions, the church now has 565 rooms in and near downtown Clearwater. CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology boasts more hotel rooms and religious counseling spaces in Clearwater than ever before with the completion this summer of $9-million of construction downtown. The church now has 565 hotel rooms in and near downtown Clearwater. In a typical week, about 1,300 visiting Scientologists from around the world lodge there while receiving spiritual counseling and training. The newest expansions ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 5, 2001
Doc suspended for prescribing Valium — The Trentonian
Type: Press
Source: The Trentonian
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A doctor was suspended for a year for improperly prescribing Valium to unlicensed Church of Scientology workers caring for a church member who had suffered a mental breakdown. Dr. David I. Minkoff, 53, of Clearwater, Fla., also a Scientologist, will lose his medical license for a year and will be required to practice under probation for two more years, the Board of Medicine ruled Friday. He was fined $10,000. Lisa McPherson died Dec. 5, 1995, 17 days ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 4, 2001
Doctor in Lisa McPherson case suspended — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
David I. Minkoff loses his license for one year for improperly prescribing drugs for the Scientologist. TALLAHASSEE — Florida's Board of Medicine has sternly sanctioned Clearwater physician David I. Minkoff, finding he improperly prescribed medicine for a patient he had never seen — Scientologist Lisa McPherson. Minkoff, also a Scientologist, prescribed Valium and the muscle relaxant chloral hydrate at the behest of unlicensed Church of Scientology staffers who were trying to nurse McPherson, 36, through a severe mental breakdown. When they ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 2, 2001
Man's film a veiled look at Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A 20-year former Scientologist who now calls it a cult has created a work of fiction that closely resembles the Clearwater group. It's a movie about cults based on fictional characters, says the director. But it's hard to miss the inspiration behind The Profit. The main character is a science-fiction writer who founds a religion. Get it? The leader starts the Church of Scientific Spiritualism. His name: L. Conrad Powers. The full-length feature film was written and directed by Peter Alexander, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 1, 2001
Controversial drug treatment center moving — The Oklahoman
Type: Press
Source: The Oklahoman
Newkirk — In 1989, Newkirk residents prepared for a battle to stop the establishment of a drug and alcohol treatment program north of their town. It was an often bitter fight through the court system that lasted almost three years. Then, Narconon International received its certification in 1992 to establish a treatment center six miles north of Newkirk leased from five Indian tribes. Now, Narconon is closing its Newkirk branch in favor of combining the entire treatment site at Arrowhead Lodge ...
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