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Earliest ⇓ Sep 16, 1998 Boston U.'s Scientology connection — Boston Globe More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Boston University has the faculty, staff, and financial resources to become one of the nation's great research institutions. One obstacle in that path has always been the unpredictable behavior of John Silber, a master builder whose norms of academic freedom are not universally accepted. It is also hard to take seriously a university where the president, Jon Westling, lacks the basic teaching credential — a doctoral degree — required of assistant professors nationwide. It is not widely known that the man ...
Sep 15, 1998 The Buzz // Travolta voltage — The Advocate (Los Angeles)
The Advocate (Los Angeles)
John Travolta has denied those pesky gay rumors for years. but in a shocking lawsuit set to be filed in Los Angeles federal court at press time, Beverly-Hills-based artist Michael Pattinson alleges that the Church of Scientology used Travolta as an example of a homosexual "cured" by the church. Pattinson's complaint alleges that he "reasonably relied upon" Travolta's marriage to fellow Scientologist Kelly Preston as proof that Scientology processing and courses would 'handle' my own homosexuality." Pattinson is suing the church, ...
Jul 15, 1998 A Web of their own — Salon
If you are a Scientologist, your church is hoping that you'll get online and build a Web site endorsing your religious beliefs. In fact, the Church of Scientology will give you a Web starter kit to do just that. It will even host your site for you, alongside those of thousands of fellow Scientology members. But if you want to visit alt.religion.scientology, the Web site of Operation Clambake or just about any page that mentions the word "Xenu," you're out of ...
Jun 23, 1998 Scientology in clubland? — 3D World (Australia)
3D World (Australia)
Dear 3D, I just read on the Internet that the founder of Scientology - L. Ron Hubbard "was not only an accomplished songwriter and composer, his breakthrough work in computerized music influenced professionals around the world." (see the website http://www.lronhubbard.org/lrhhome.htm) This makes me really angry, as this is from one of Scientology's websites. I mean, WHAT A LOT OF CRAP!!!!!! I reckon http://www.xenu.net tells the real story. Cheers and too few beers, Slugfest
Feb 15, 1998 We're no cult — Sun Herald (Australia)
Jan 30, 1998 Special feature / An in-depth examination of Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California, a remarkable case poised for another round of appellate review [article authored by the Church of Scientology International] — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More:
link Jan 1, 1998 La Secte / Secte armée pour la guerre — Albans Éditions
Dec 12, 1997 Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress,
Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857
($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued
Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of
California / C332027.
Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997.
Judge: John P. Shook.
Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe,
Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe,
Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita
Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San
Nov 20, 1997 Detective on trail of TV pair — Daily Telegraph (UK) More:
link Nov 5, 1997 Scientologists on the alert — Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee)
Producers of the 20th Century Fox TV series "Millennium" have been fielding calls from people in and around the Church of Scientology over an upcoming episode of the Fox drama series. The episode, written by Darren Morgan, centers on Jose Chung, a novelist character that Morgan originally created for "The X-Files." Chung tags along with Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) throughout the comedic episode, which centers on an unusual murder of a member of a New Age following called "Selfosophy." Execs on ...
Sep 1, 1997 A Brief History of anon.penet.fi — CMC Magazine
Every email sent via the Internet, every Netnews article and everything typed on Internet Relay Chat has a header message attached which enables the whereabouts of the message's author to be traced. As soon as you write something your Internet Identity added. If for some reason you should not want your name to appear anywhere, you either apply your technical wizardry knowledge to fake your true ID, or in case you are no wizard you can simply use the service of ...
Sep 1, 1997 Scientology: The science fiction religion — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
Sep 1, 1997 The Church of Scientology responds — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
Jul 1, 1997 Australian taxman unmoved by blondes — Reuters (Australia)
CANBERRA, July 1 (Reuter) — Australian bosses might prefer blondes, but the tax office won't give their secretaries a rebate for changing their hair colour. As Australia entered its annual fiscal silly season on Tuesday, when millions of workers fiddle their figures to try to claw back tax payments, the association of tax accountants published a list of enthusiastic claims destined for failure. Among them were a car repairer's claim for the cost of his "guard dog" — a miniature poodle ...
Jun 7, 1997 Mental health law changes opposed — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
People who spend money unwisely or damage their own reputation could be classified as mentally ill and forcibly taken away for treatment in an institution, under new mental health legislation due to come into effect within two weeks. Under the new laws, police will be able to take people from their home to hospital for psychiatric assessment for three days or longer. The changes to the Mental Health Act are strongly supported by relatives and friends of the mentally ill. However, ...
May 8, 1997 Flag order 3434RE / The RPF series flag orders — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Mar 20, 1997 Cult of Personality — Woroni (Australia)
Having spent the morning on the Net, surfing any number of hideous accounts by ex-scientologists, I climbed the stairs of the Civic Scientology office with some trepidation. I felt armed with my newly enhanced awareness of cult recruiting tactics and brainwashing techniques, and had the specific aim of grabbing any printed material I could see and getting out fast. I was greeted warmly by a young woman and told that someone would be 'with me shortly.' A few minutes later she ...
Mar 6, 1997 Unfair attack on a new religion — The Australian
Feb 24, 1997 Letters / Re: Scientology disagreement downplayed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 15, 1997 Letters / Re: The judge's impulse was improper — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 1, 1997 Victims or VILLAINS? — The Weekend Australian
Jan 12, 1997 Photo in Scientology paper angers Clearwater mayor — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Oct 21, 1996 Letter to the editor — Courier Mail (Australia)
Oct 14, 1996 Persecuted in France — Courier Mail (Australia)
Courier Mail (Australia)
I refer to the article "Ex-Scientologists testify to suffering" (C-M, Oct 4). Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike have come out in defence of the religious persecution in France. First, the French Government blows up the Rainbow Warrior, then despite world condemnation, they expose the Pacific to atomic fallout. Now we have them deciding that a new religion has become too popular and a threat to their hypocrisy. Scientology may be new and controversial but no one can deny it is the fastest-growing ...
Oct 7, 1996 Charges against Church trumped up — Herald Sun (Australia)
Oct 1, 1996 Scientology web page review — internet.au
Sep 1, 1996 Church at war — internet.au
Sep 1, 1996 Scientology — Pig Meat (Australia)
Sep 1, 1996 Spam in a Can — internet.au
Jul 4, 1996 Freedom Flames Out on the 'Net — NOW Magazine More: nowtoronto.com, groups.google.com
Ron Newman, a corporate Web page designer in Cambridge, Massachussetts, turns on his computer one day last month and signs on to the Net to check in on his favourite newsgroup, alt.religion.scientology, a.r.s. for short. But as his computer modem erupts into the now all-too-familiar squeal that marks the arrival online, Newman begins to sense that something's not quite right. Ordinarily, it takes only a few seconds to retrieve the day's new postings on this electronic bulletin board. Today there are ...
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