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Reference materials Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)
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May 20, 2007
Cult or cure? — The Scotsman (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Holly Marney
Source: The Scotsman (UK)
Would you be able to kill small animals? Do you twitch during the night? Would you have more than two children, even if you couldn't afford them? Just three of the bizarre questions you are asked if you try to enrol in the Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence, the Scottish base of Scientology, the controversial sect with famous adherents such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Labelled a cult by its critics, defended as a bona fide religion by devotees, it ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 15, 2007
This rich creepy cult has friends in high places — Evening Standard (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Francis Wheen
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
JOHN Travolta is a halfwit. A statement of the obvious, perhaps, given his adherence to a cult which believes we're all infected with the souls of aliens who were banished to earth 75 million years ago by an evil galactic warlord called Xenu. But if anyone doubted it, the former disco-strutter confirmed his asininity by publicly urging the BBC not to screen John Sweeney's Panorama film about Scientology last night. Not to be outdone, Travolta's fellow- cultists gleefully posted on YouTube ...
Jan 12, 2007
How the Church of Scientology found its way into British politics — Evening Standard (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
The controversial Scientology sect was accused of trying to inflitrate British politics last night after it emerged that they paid thousands of pounds to both the Labour and Tory parties. Members of Labour's ruling executive committee, on which Tony Blair sits, approved the payment from a charity which is closely linked to the Church of Scientology, which boasts Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its members. Labour allowed the charity, the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 12, 2007
Labour given thousands by Scientology charity — Evening Standard (UK)
Type: Press
Source: Evening Standard (UK)
The Labour Party received thousands of pounds from an offshoot of Scientology, it has been revealed. The decision to accept money from a charity linked to the controversial cult was taken at the highest level by members of the National Executive Committee. • 'Senior Blair aides to be interviewed as potential suspects in cash-for-honours probe' • Sign up for our daily interactive homepage email They allowed the charity, the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), to take a stall at ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 15, 2006
Odenwald Critical Of Campisi's 3 Absences — Webster-Kirkwood Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin Murphy
Source: Webster-Kirkwood Times
Odenwald Critical Of Campisi's 3 Absences Claims Campisi's missed votes on Lambert smoking ban has essentially killed the bill by Kevin Murphy December 15, 2006 St. Louis County Councilman Kurt Odenwald claims that Councilman John Campisi's recent absences from three consecutive council meetings are more than just coincidences. As a result of Campisi's no-show, Odenwald said his bill to ban smoking at Lambert Field, legislation co-sponsored by Campisi, is essentially dead. The Shrewsbury councilman said he had the four votes necessary ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 23, 2006
Experts challenge claims of Scientology's sweat-it-out treatment for addicts — Edmonton Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Rusnell
Source: Edmonton Journal
EDMONTON - A drug and alcohol treatment program backed by the controversial Church of Scientology is promising addicted Albertans an extraordinary 70-per-cent success rate. The Narconon program is marketed as "100-per-cent natural," and prescribes intensive saunas, exercise and high doses of vitamins to cleanse the body of "radiation, drugs and toxins." Advertisements for the Narconon program have appeared in recent months on Edmonton's CKUA radio and in weekly newspapers throughout the province. Addiction experts and academics in Canada, the United States ...
Dec 21, 2005
New Life, old tricks — Bay Guardian (San Francisco)
Sep 8, 2005
Rev. Mary Lou Reile, Scientology leader — Buffalo News
Type: Press
Source: Buffalo News
The Rev. Mary Lou Reile of Elma, director of special affairs for the Church of Scientology in Buffalo for 20 years, died Monday in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. She was 72. Born in Buffalo, the former Mary Lou Urso graduated from Kensington High School, what was then Rosary Hill College and Hubbard College, where she achieved Executive Status One. The mother of seven, she was crowned Mrs. Buffalo in 1957. As a minister in the Church of Scientology, she ...
Sep 12, 2004
No more Mr Nice Guy — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Neil Strauss
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
After a lifetime playing wholesome, all-American heroes, Tom Cruise has finally discovered his dark side. He's also ditched his publicist, moved in with his sisters and is looking for the third Mrs Cruise. So is Hollywood's leading man having a middle-youth crisis? Interview by Neil Strauss [Picture: "What sinister ambitions lie concealed behind that smile? ... Tom Cruise. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis / AP"] Want to meet my mom?' Tom Cruise asks as we walk through the halls of the Celebrity Center, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 2004
Is Scientology in your schools? — The Humanist
Type: Press
Author(s): Robin Jacobs
Source: The Humanist
For obvious reasons, the lauding of religious leaders isn’t supposed to be practiced in U.S. public schools, at least not as a class activity. Yet one widely used school program concludes by having students applaud Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The program is called Narconon, and it has notable Scientology links. The state of California is now in the midst of a three-month investigation of the Narconon Drug Prevention and Education program with an eye to possibly barring it from the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 15, 2004
[Applied Scholastics New Group Application Form] — Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE)
Jul 15, 2004
[Narconon License Agreement] — Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE)
Jul 6, 2004
Rape at drug-treatment center alleged — Santa Cruz Sentinel
Type: Press
Author(s): Tovin Lapan
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
WATSONVILLE — A woman who says she was raped at a drug-treatment center has sued Narconon of Northern California and its parent company, Narconon International, alleging she was assaulted by a staff member while undergoing treatment in November 2003. The suit alleges that when notified of the assault, staff at the Watsonville treatment center failed to respond in an appropriate manner and took the unidentified, out-of-state woman out of treatment. The Sentinel is not identifying the plaintiff because of the nature ...
Jun 9, 2004
Scientology link to public schools / As early as the third grade, students in S.F. and elsewhere are subtly introduced to church's concepts via anti-drug teachings — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nanette Asimov
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
As early as the third grade, students in S.F. and elsewhere are subtly introduced to church's concepts via anti-drug teachings A popular anti-drug program provided free to schools in San Francisco and elsewhere teaches concepts straight out of the Church of Scientology, including medical theories that some addiction experts described as "irresponsible" and "pseudoscience." As a result, students are being introduced to somebeliefs and methods of Scientology without their knowledge. Anyone listening to a classroom talk by Narconon Drug Prevention & ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 12, 2003
ABLE INT ED 437 / SOCIAL BETTERMENT GROUP LICENSE AND STAFF QUALIFICATIONS
Dec 2, 2002
Marmora and Lake Dec 02/2002 6:30 P.M. // Adopted minutes of Dec 02/2002
More: link
Type: Document
PUBLIC MEETING BY-LAW 2002-23 REZONING The By-law proposes THAT, BY-LAW 18/81 be and the same is hereby amended by By-law 2002-23 which will amend the zone category of approximately 2.26 acres in Lot 6 Concession 3, 21R3738 P1, Roll 141-010-17400, 102513 Highway 7 from C1, Highway Commercial, to C1-S, Highway Commercial Site Specific to allow a Motel which includes a drug free, drug rehabilitation, detoxification, education, training centre, (the program is residential whereby students are provided boarding/lodging under supervision from the ...
May 30, 2002
37th Parliament, 1st Session // Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs
Type: Document
[...] Mr. Brad Melnychuk (Executive Director, Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE Canada)): Thank you. I want to start out by saying a little bit more about who I am. I am the executive director of ABLE Canada, the Association for Better Living and Education. This is an organization that's responsible for various charities and non-profits. One of them is Narconon. I'm also chairman of the board of Narconon Incorporated. By the way, don't confuse Narconon with Narcotics Anonymous; it ...
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 ...
Feb 9, 2001
Scientology-linked project gets city grant — Boston Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Marantz
Source: Boston Herald
Mayor Thomas M. Menino has endorsed a literacy project affiliated with the Church of Scientology, which critics say is a step towards offering cult-like teachings to school children. When Menino posed for a photo at a December awards ceremony with the director of H.E.L.P. Boston - and gave a $1,000 city grant to the group - aides said they were aware that the group teaches a "study technology" developed by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the movement. But Menino, through a ...
Oct 16, 2000
[The Way to Happiness New Group Application Form] — Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE)
Oct 3, 2000
[Applied Scholastics License Agreement] — Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE)
Oct 3, 2000
[Criminon New Group Application Form] — Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE)
Aug 9, 1999
ABLE INT ED 286 / USE AND APPROVAL ON ABLE TRADEMARKS ON THE INTERNET
May 7, 1999
[Narconon New Group Application Form] — Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE)
Mar 2, 1998
Milton school shades ties to Scientology — Boston Herald
More: rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org
Dec 12, 1997
Letters to the Editor [Re: The Learning Cure, November 14-20] — L.A. Weekly (California)
Type: Press
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
Letters to the Editor: Dear Editor: Sara Catania's sarcastic piece about L. Ron Hubbard's study technology ["The Learning Cure'" November 14-20] was a disgrace. As international spokesperson for Applied Scholastics, I have firsthand experience with the work that volunteers all over the world are doing utilizing Hubbard's discoveries. These individuals devote hundreds of hours of time and heartfelt effort to help both young people and adults improve their study skills. Their work daily changes lives. As a parent, I also have ...
Nov 14, 1997
The learning cure // Can L. Ron Hubbard's "study technology" make kids smarter? — L.A. Weekly (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Sara Catania
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
When you sit down to read, do you find yourself feeling blank or sort of spinny? Squashed, bent or just not there? Sure you do. And here's why: You've gone past a word you don't understand. In fact, the only reason a person gives up studying or becomes confused or unable to learn is because that person went past a word that was misunderstood. At least that's what the followers of the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard want you to ...
Aug 3, 1997
Second opinion // Education is the real issue — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: Follow-up: Rebuttal of Ruth McKenna
Type: Press
Author(s): Rena Weinberg
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The problems facing schools are too great to ignore the methods of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. RENA WEINBERG, Rena Weinberg is president of the Assn. for Better Living and Education (ABLE), an organization formed to coordinate the use of L. Ron Hubbard's social betterment methods in society The proposal by a teacher to open a charter school in the Sunland-Tujunga area, one which will include among its textbooks some written by L. Ron Hubbard, has become something of a controversy—which ...
Feb 2, 1997
Classes for defendants have ties to church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Oct 11, 1996
Flag Project Order 1423 [Clear Expansion Committee chairman: Driving in volume public project orders] — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
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