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Reference materials Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International @ 5930 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles CA United StatesWikipedia: Celebrity Centre
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Mar 7, 1980
Affidavit of Silvana Garritano
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Type: Affidavit
AFFIDAVIT OF SILVANA GARRITANO I was introduced to Scientology in October, 1977, when I went to the New York Church to take a "Communications Course". The "registrar" (a euphemism for salesman) was Jerry Indursky. He told me that my problem was a lack of assertiveness, that I did not speak up for myself. Indursky promised me Scientology would remedy that problem and I would emerge from the Communications Course a happier, more successful person because I could stand up for myself. ...
Mar 1, 1980
Affidavit of Anne Rosenblum [exact date unknown, circa March 1980 assumed]
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Type: Affidavit
AFFIDAVIT OF ANNE ROSENBLUM In December, 1972, after my first semester of college (in the state of Washington), I was introduced to Scientology when another Scientologist encouraged me to take a "Personality Test" at the Portland "Org". I was given a poor evaluation on the test. I later learned, however, that it is a customary practice of the "Church" to give one a poor evaluation on the test in order to induce the person into Scientology processing. The Scientologists also told ...
Feb 25, 1980
Man dies at Church of Scientology convention — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 11, 1980
Drug unit is linked to church — Detroit News
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Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Shellenbarger
Source: Detroit News
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Corrections paid more than $100,000 during the last three years to a drug treatment program with veiled ties to the controversial Church of Scientology. Leaders of the drug program, known as Narconon, admit it is based on Scientology teachings, but they deny any affiliation with the church. A state corrections official said he was satisfied that Scientology does not run Narconon. Church records obtained by The Detroit News showed, however, that Scientology leaders created Narconon ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 25, 1980
Affidavit of Tonja Burden
Jan 9, 1980
'Priority' critics of church faced special handling — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 9, 1980
Dispute over tax status goes to court — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jan 9, 1980
Scientology brings 4 years of discord — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 28, 1979
Scientologists sought sex smear of Cazares, their documents show — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Nov 27, 1979
Cult sought to shield $8 million from IRS — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON—The project was so top secret and top priority that L. Ron Hubbard himself christened it. He called it "Goldmine." At stake was more than $8 million in Scientology money that the Internal Revenue Service might get if top-level sect "guardians" didn't work quickly and vigorously to protect Scientology from unfavorable IRS audits. The scheme was based in Clearwater, where in November 1975 the sect had just established its phony United Churches group. But top Scientologists around the country were prepared ...
Nov 10, 1979
Scientologists got secret files of Times, lawyers — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Secret letters and memos from the personal files of St. Petersburg Times editors and its attorneys were obtained and analyzed by members of the Church of Scientology shortly after the church moved to Clearwater four years ago. The letters and memos were used by the church in calculating its response to news media reports revealing its purchase through a front organization of the Fort Harrison Hotel. How the Church of Scientology or its agents got access to the locked filing cabinets ...
Nov 8, 1979
Scientology's survival plan is revealed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Nov 7, 1979
Letter indicates Hubbard came to city to 'save the operation' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, was so concerned with the success of his newly formed Clearwater headquarters that he visited there in late November 1975 to "save the operation." A letter Hubbard sent one of his top-level "Guardians" shows the founder wanted to make sure "this scene stays cool" while his United Churches of Florida front group established itself in the old Fort Harrison hotel and Bank of Clearwater buildings. The letter is included in ...
Nov 7, 1979
Sect front started to launder cash — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
WASHINGTON — United Churches of Florida, the Scientology front group established in Clearwater in November 1975, was designed to be a tax shelter that could launder sect revenue nationwide, top-secret Scientology documents show. Sect founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote in September 1975 that United Churches was being created "to preserve the assets of Scientology . . . in case of a total wipeout of the Church of Scientology by IRS." The secret correspondence between Hubbard and highest-level Scientology "Guardians" show that ...
Nov 4, 1979
Memo: Scientologists aimed attack at local man — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Gutwein-Guenther, Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A two-page policy memo written by four top Church of Scientology officials apparently singled out for attack a former vice president of a local bank, according to documents released last week by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. The memo, included among the documents, cites Wilby F. Anderson of Buttonwood Court as an "enemy," apparently because of a speech Anderson made before the city commission in 1975. Anderson, who at one time worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, ...
Nov 4, 1979
Years with sect span tax battles, infiltrations and acquisitions [incomplete] — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The following is a chronology of local events from the Scientologists 1975 purchase of the former Fort Harrison hotel to last week's release of church documents by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. 1975 Oct. 27 — Fort Harrison officials acknowledge sale of the hotel, saying the Jack Tar chain will cease operations on Nov. 30. The buyer is Southern Land Development and Leasing Corp. Nov. 5 — Citizens learn Southern Land has agreed to buy another downtown landmark, the old ...
Nov 3, 1979
Scientologists' targets in Pinellas listed in files — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — Six boxes of documents make it clear: People in Pinellas County — a newspaper editor, a reporter, a mayor, a state attorney — were targets three years ago of the "fair game" policy of members of the Church of Scientology. The documents were among thousands seized by the FBI in 1977 raids on church headquarters in Washington and Los Angeles. They were the basis for indictments against nine church leaders on charges of conspiring to steal government documents and ...
Aug 28, 1978
'Fair Game' policy // Scientology critics assail belligerence — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Rawitch, Robert Gillette
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
"If anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbulate (sic) or stop Scientology or its activities, I can make Captain Bligh look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit on what I would do to safeguard Man's only road to freedom against persons who . . . seek to stop Scientology or hurt Scientologists." — L. Ron Hubbard, Aug. 15, 1967 It was not the first time that private investigator Eual R. Harrow had interviewed jurors following a verdict, but ...
Apr 27, 1978
Scientology church gives county spending records — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Susan Denley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology has given Pinellas County their records showing how the church spends its money, but those records are being kept confidential under a court protective order. The records were turned over to county attorneys Monday in preparation for a civil trial that begins today to determine whether the church's Clearwater property should be tax-exempt. he property in question in the lawsuit — which deals specifically with 1976 taxes — is the former Fort Harrison Hotel and ...
Dec 28, 1977
Scientology Church again files suit seeking tax-exempt status — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jul 31, 1977
Judge rules in FBI favor in dispute with church [exact date unknown] — Associated Press
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Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government won a major victory in its battle with the Church of Scientology when a judge ruled the FBI's seizure of thousands of church documents was legal. U.S. District Judge Malcolm M. Lucas rejected claims by church attorneys that the FBI exceeded the scope of a search warrant during the seizures last July 8. Federal attorneys said Wednesday's ruling, unless appealed, cleared the way for the documents to be presented to a federal grand jury ...
Jul 25, 1977
They hope to see clear days forever — Flint Journal (Michigan)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Betty Brenner
Source: Flint Journal (Michigan)
The two-story brick building at N. Ballenger Hwy. and Sloan St. looks as if it should house an insurance agency or doctor's office. It is a well-built, well-kept structure. Inside, quality furniture and a quiet, professional greeting welcome the visitor. But this building houses a center related to a church that is under fire from federal agencies. Early this month, the FBI used crowbars and sledgehammers to enter offices of the Church of Scientology in Hollywood and Washington, D.C. Agents were ...
May 19, 1977
State says yes to Scientology minister — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Harris
Source: The Age (Australia)
Mrs. Elaine Allen, a former Sunday School teacher, has become Victoria's first registered Minister of the Church of Scientology. The State Government has relaxed its stand on the movement, outlawed 12 years ago after an inquiry described it as perverted, debased, ill-founded and harmful. The Chief Secretary, Mr. Dickie, last night confirmed that Mrs. Allen, of Balwyn, had been recognised as a minister of religion. But he said the Psychological Practices Act of 1965, under which the movement was outlawed, still ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Jul 31, 1976
Scientology plea for tax exemption is rejected — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Mar 25, 1976
Same-day resale of Fort Harrison hotel disclosed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 25, 1976
Scientologists name Sun, employe in suit — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen "Steve" Advokat, Mark Sableman
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Charging a reporter's enrollment in one of its courses caused members "extreme mental anguish, suffering and humiliation," the Tampa mission of the Church of Scientology sued the Clearwater Sun and a Sun employe Wednesday for $250,000. Bruce Harrell, direector of the mission, charged that Sun Assistant City Editor Tom Coat enrolled in the Tampa mission for the purpose of writing articles about the controversial group that has purchased the former Fort Harrison hotel. "Coat's unwarranted and surreptitious intrusion and invasion of ...
Mar 16, 1976
U.S. Postal Service probes Scientology mail activity — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 12, 1976
Scientology critic fired from radio job — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 12, 1976
Times sues Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jan 29, 1976
Cazares: 'They misused our ministers, misled the public and evaded the truth' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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