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Jun 8, 1984
Scientologists file suit over tax exemption denial — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jack Reed
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — As it has for the past several years, the Church of Scientology has sued the Pinellas County property appraiser and tax collector because the organization was denied a tax-exempt status. Property Appraiser Ron Schultz rejected the Scientology application for exemption of real and tangible property taxes for 1983, and the Property Appraisal Adjustment Board upheld his decision. The Church of Scientology, which filed two suits over those taxes last week, says it should not be made to pay taxes ...
May 12, 1984
Hubbard siphoned Scientology funds, ex-member testifies — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
LOS ANGELES — Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard put more than $200-million in church funds into Swiss bank accounts while keeping secret control of the church, an attorney for a former church member said Friday. Attorney Michael Flynn said at the trial of Gerald Armstrong, a former member and archivist accused by Scientology officials of stealing documents from the church, that the documents will show Hubbard received more than $200-million from various Scientology corporations while claiming he was receiving ...
May 4, 1984
Scientology business said to owe $6,500 in taxes — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Peggy Rogers
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says a Scientology business that counseled other companies on adopting Scientology principles owes $6,500 in back taxes. The IRS last month filed a lien for that amount against the company, World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, also known as WISE. The company offices were at 34 N Fort Harrison Ave. until they moved to Los Angeles last summer. The state Department of Labor and Employment Security filed a lien against WISE in February, but for ...
Mar 10, 1984
Hearing on Scientology ordinance is today — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 17, 1984
Lionel Blackman's suit against Church of Scientology reversed (may not be exact title) — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 5, 1984
Ex-Scientologist goes on hunger strike — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 10, 1983
Scientology a religion in Australia — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 1, 1983
City rejects complaint against church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Nov 1, 1983
Scientologists reveal plan for renovation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Jill Hancock
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology plans a $3-million restoration of the former Fort Harrison Hotel and the church-owned Sandcastle Motor Inn. Speaking before television cameras at a press conference called in the ornate hotel lobby, church spokesman Richard Haworth said the project indicates that "we are obviously in Clearwater to stay." But the church's upbeat affirmation of its downtown presence brought chuckles of skepticism and moans of disapproval from some local officials and civic leaders. The controversial sect's reasons for ...
Sep 27, 1983
Former Scientologists charge church harassed them for money — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 1, 1983
Scientologists' 'hiring' practices draw criticism — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Tim Johnson
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In Pinellas County — with its 7 percent unemployment rate the signs on the four Church of Scientology buildings draw attention. Two say simply, "Now Hiring." Others promise a job with "low pay — great future." One along busy U.S. 19 touts jobs for "kitchen personnel." Two others boast: "We are recruiting." What the signs don't say is that the Church of Scientology isn't looking for employees. It is trying to recruit members. The signs also don't say that ...
Jul 20, 1983
L. Ron Hubbard novel selling well in Pinellas — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jun 13, 1983
[The founder and spiritual leader of the Church of Scientology diverted millions of dollars in church funds] — UPI
Type: Press
Source: UPI
The founder and spiritual leader of the Church of Scientology diverted millions of dollars in church funds into his own personal accounts, it was reported Sunday. L. Ron Hubbard, the reclusive leader of the Clearwater-based church, used a "dummy" foreign corporation as a funnel for the funds, the St. Petersburg Times said in a copyright story. Church officials denied the charges. But the newspaper said court files in the United States and Canada show Hubbard collected money worldwide through the Religious ...
Jun 12, 1983
Scientology funds made Hubbard rich, files show — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Cornwell
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jan 30, 1983
City, Scientologists fighting new battle in 7-year-old war / Scientologists cite changes; city officials skeptical — Miami Herald
Jan 18, 1983
New Scientology leaders reportedly plan to purge ranks — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
NEW YORK — A new group of leaders has emerged with a plan to purge what it calls deviationists from the ranks of Scientology, a magazine report says. "The 'anything goes' days are over," David Miscavige, 22, told a San Francisco conference of 70 local Scientology leaders, who gathered to hear him and eight other young leaders last October, People magazine said Sunday. The nine new leaders have assumed quasi-military titles and speak a special jargon composed of computerese and ...
Jan 7, 1983
A 'new breed' reported taking over Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Lindsey
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Defections by older members and publicity given a legal battle over control of hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to be cutting into the membership of the Church of Scientology. The church, which has a headquarters in Clearwater, is described by its leaders as a religion and by its critics as a highly profitable business with cult-like overtones. The church claims a worldwide membership of 6-million, although former officials say the number of adherents is probably fewer than 700,000. According ...
Nov 15, 1982
'Dianetics' ads are running into trouble — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jul 7, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology versus the Merchants of Chaos — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Throughout its nearly 30 years of existence, the Church of Scientology has had problems with its image in the media. Newspaper articles have called it a "bizarre brain-washing cult" founded by a former science fiction writer. Television coverage of recent hearings in Clearwater, Florida — home of the Church's U.S. headquarters — emphasized testimony that the group's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, is in hiding and, according to his son, might even be dead. And the Reader's Digest recently printed two controversial ...
May 12, 1982
Group offers $3.25-million to buy hotel, motel from Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER—Four doctors, a certified public accountant, a lawyer and a businessman have offered the Church of Scientology $3.25-million in cash to buy the former Fort Harrison Hotel and Sandcastle Motel. The offer was made Tuesday, one day after the Clearwater City Commission ended its public hearings on Scientology. The church has 60 days to respond. Church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said he does not plan to meet with the group. "We get offers all the time" to buy property, he said, but ...
May 11, 1982
Scientologists decline to call witnesses, say hearings are a 'circus' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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May 9, 1982
Ex-Scientologists describe illegal activities — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Why, Robert Dardano was asked, had he done it — why had he participated with other Scientologists in burglaries and theft of documents and smear campaigns against the church's perceived enemies? Because he was convinced, the slender, soft-spoken Dardano told Clearwater city commissioners, "that Scientology was going to save the planet and free the world. "That we were right and everyone else was wrong," Dardano, a 31-year-old Boston resident, was one of eight witnesses to testify Saturday during commission ...
May 8, 1982
City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: Janie Peterson
Type: Hearings
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May 8, 1982
Scientology critics parade to hearings — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Six more witnesses denounced the Church of Scientology and its practices Friday during public hearings on the organization. For the third straight day, the critical testimony was a mixture of information concerning Scientology's Clearwater operations and church activities elsewhere. City commissioners, who are having the hearings, heard from: * Casey Kelly, 23, who joined Scientology to crusade against "war," "crime" and "insanity" but later became disenchanted with long hours and low pay as a church employee here. * Rosie ...
May 8, 1982
Texas city's proclamation lauds Dianetics — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Peggy Vlerebome
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
AUSTIN, Texas — Austin has a reputation for being easygoing, tolerant of different lifestyles and friendly to just about anybody who likes beanless chili, ribs and beer in longneck bottles. So hardly an eyebrow was raised when Austin Mayor Carole McClellan signed an official proclamation designating this week as Dianetics Week in Austin, in honor of the 32nd anniversary of the publishing of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. The proclamation is short ...
May 7, 1982
Ex-Scientologists detail grim lifestyle — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Life at the Church of Scientology's Fort Harrison Hotel was so miserable, Lori Taverna remembered Thursday, that "I felt that I was in . . . an insane asylum." Casey Kelly recalled being distressed by the hard work and low pay. "Here I was, working 70 to 80 hours a week, and I was making $20," Kelly said. "This did not jive." Eventually both Kelly, 23, and Ms. Taverna, 39, quit Scientology. Thursday they testified before Clearwater city commissioners ...
May 7, 1982
Scientology foes lambaste each other — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — L. Ron Hubbard Jr., now known as Ron DeWolf, and Paulette Cooper agree on at least two things. Each says Scientology is a fraud. Each says the other is untrustworthy and out to make a buck from criticizing Scientology. "He's such a liar," Ms. Cooper said of DeWolf. Later she referred to DeWolf's father, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, and added, "He's a chip off the old block." DeWolf said he holds a similar view of Ms. Cooper. HE ...
May 6, 1982
Scientology founder's son: Father a liar — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
What they said: [Picture / Caption: Attorney Michael J. Flynn promised that Wednesday's testimony "is just laying the foundation" for revelations concerning Clearwater.] [Picture / Caption: "If Hubbard decides to leave this planet, he will take these people with him," said former Scientologist Edward Walters, drawing a comparison to the late Rev. Jim Jones.] [Picture / Caption: "My father only knew how to do one thing and that was to destroy people," said the former L. Ron Hubbard Jr., now known ...
May 4, 1982
Anti-Scientology lawyer gets police protection — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER —The city of Clearwater has assigned police protection to Michael J. Flynn, the man who is leading the city's charge against the Church of Scientology. The church ridiculed the move as a "publicity stunt." Plainclothes Clearwater police officers are guarding Flynn, a Boston lawyer who is the city's $80,000 consultant for public hearings on church activities that begin Wednesday and are scheduled to continue through May 15. City Manager Tony Shoemaker said he ordered around-the-clock protection as a precaution, and ...
May 4, 1982
Court overturns Scientology judgment — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Court of Appeals on Monday overturned a jury's finding that the Church of Scientology had committed fraud against a former member and intentionally caused her emotional distress. The court nevertheless ruled that Martin Samuels, a Portland minister of the church, and the church's mission in Oregon should be retried on the fraud count. However, the jury will be allowed to look at only those claims made against the church that were of a secular nature, the ...
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