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Reference materials Fort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesClearwater Academy International (1997 merger of A to Be School, Jefferson Academy, Renaissance Academy)Hacienda Gardens @ 551 North Saturn Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesCity of Clearwater 1982 HearingsSuper Power/Flag building (formerly, Gray Moss Inn) @ 215 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United States
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Oct 26, 2009
My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 9 My Parents’ Visit — CNM Publishing
Sep 14, 2009
Big fat fines / Who's not paying? [Coming soon @ 23h EDT] — WFLA News (Tampa)
More: Youtube
Sep 11, 2009
Scientology, others let code fines mount in Clearwater — Tampa Bay Online
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Douglas
Source: Tampa Bay Online
CLEARWATER - The city of Clearwater is so strapped for cash that leaders have eliminated 86 jobs, cut library hours, and raised the property tax rate. Parks and recreation workers even stopped flying the American flag for a few days over 13 city landmarks to save a couple of bucks. But one step the city staff has not taken to help make ends meet is forcing city code violators, including the Church of Scientology, to pay the $3.4 million in fines ...
Aug 13, 2009
Clearwater police Chief Sid Klein announces retirement — Tampa Bay Online
Type: Press
Source: Tampa Bay Online
Clearwater police Chief Sid Klein, who has been with the department since January 1981, announced today that he is retiring, effective Jan. 29. "Without question, Chief Klein has positioned Clearwater as one of the finest police departments in the country," Mayor Frank Hibbard said in a news release. "His leadership has been a great asset to our city. We wish him the best in his retirement." Klein integrated community policing more than 20 years ago. In the 1990s, he established the ...
Jul 31, 2009
Scientology expert describes how the church recruits and controls its members — Overnight America
Jul 25, 2009
Is John Travolta cracking up? It's not just grief - and guilt - over his dead son that are tearing the actor apart — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Scott
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Dead of night, and on a deserted Florida landing strip, the silence of the oppressively hot early hours is broken by the low whirring of an electric golf cart, driving lazy circuits. At the wheel is a bulky, lone figure, hunched forward over the controls as he tries to kill time during another long, sleepless night. It is a sight that has become something of a regular occurrence in recent weeks, as Hollywood star John Travolta acts out his bizarre nocturnal ...
Jul 9, 2009
Allegations against Scientology's leader out there, but all else is normal — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): David DeCamp, Mike Brassfield
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Allegations of physical abuse, destruction of evidence and punishment rituals in the upper echelons of the Church of Scientology left some local political leaders saying they were shocked and disturbed. But among leaders who have reached out to the church, those contacted by the St. Petersburg Times say they aren't ready to distance themselves from Scientology and its sizeable membership after a recent Times series detailing accusations from former church executives. While some in the community saw potential for ...
Jun 23, 2009
Scientology (Part 3 of 3): Ecclesiastical justice — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Leaving the Church of Scientology: a huge step
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The four high-ranking executives who left Scientology say that church leader David Miscavige not only physically attacked members of his executive staff, he messed with their minds. He frequently had groups of managers jump into a pool or a lake. He mustered them into group confessions that sometimes spun into free-for-alls, with people hitting one another. Mike Rinder, who defended the church to the media for two decades, couldn't stomach what was happening on the inside. The tactics to keep executives ...
Jun 22, 2009
Scientology (Part 2 of 3): Death in slow motion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Lisa McPherson case: events leading to the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The night after Lisa McPherson died, the leader of the Church of Scientology sent word for one of his top lieutenants to wait by a pay phone at the Holiday Inn Surfside on Clearwater Beach. When Marty Rathbun answered the ringing phone in the lobby, David Miscavige let him have it: Why aren’t you all over this mess? The police are poking around. Do something. "Yes sir," Rathbun said. McPherson, a 36-year-old parishioner in apparent good health, had spent 17 days ...
Jun 21, 2009
Scientology (Chapter 1 of 3): The Truth Rundown — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: A letter from David Miscavige, David Miscavige bio, and bios of Scientology officials who defected
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Part ONE of THREE The leader of the Church of Scientology strode into the room with a boom box and an announcement: Time for a game of musical chairs. David Miscavige had kept more than 30 members of his church's executive staff cooped up for weeks in a small office building outside Los Angeles, not letting them leave except to grab a shower. They slept on the floor, their food carted in. Their assignment was to develop strategic plans for the ...
Tag(s): Amy ScobeeAnnie M. Tidman (aka Annie Broeker aka Annie Logan aka Lisa Mitchell)Apollo (formerly, "Royal Scot Man"; often misspelled "Royal Scotman", "Royal Scotsman")Church of Scientology of California (CSC)Clearwater Sun (Florida)Commodore's Messenger Organization (CMO)Confidential preclear (PC) folderDavid MiscavigeDavid Miscavige: physical violenceDestroying/hiding/falsifying evidencesEarle C. CooleyFair gameFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Fort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFred T. Goldberg Jr.Gabriel "Gabe" CazaresGerald Bennett WolfeGuillaume LesevreInternal Revenue Service (IRS)Joe ChildsL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawsuitLisa McPhersonMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMichael J. "Mike" RinderMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Monique E. YinglingNational Coalition of IRS WhistleblowersNelson PoynterNorman F. StarkeyOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation Snow WhitePatrick D. "Pat" Broeker (aka Mike Mitchell)Raymond "Ray" MithoffReligious Technology Center (RTC)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Southern Land Development and Leasing Corporation (SLDLC)St. Petersburg Times (Florida)Suppressive person (SP)The Truth Rundown (St. Petersburg Times' special report)Thomas C. TobinTom De VochtTommy DavisU.S. Department of JusticeUnited Churches of FloridaWilliam C. "Bill" Walsh
Jun 6, 2009
Scientologist and Nancy Cartwright ex, Steve Brackett jumps to his death — Cover up and conspiracy to follow — Glosslip
Jun 4, 2009
Rank and file Scientologists cover up suicide to protect church image
Type: Blog
Author(s): Dan Bluemel
On May 29th, Scientologist Stephen Brackett, 54, committed suicide by jumping off the Highway 1 Bixby Bridge on the Big Sur Coast of California at around 5:30 a.m. [1] He left behind a son and daughter. According to The Monterey County Herald, “there were no indications of foul play, and friends and relatives of Brackett said he was despondent because of financial troubles with his business.” I had worked for Brackett for two years starting in 2000. He was a Scientology ...
Apr 23, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 17 Maureen Bolstad's Story III: Messenger training
Apr 16, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 16 Maureen Bolstad's Story II: Life at Flag
Mar 31, 2009
Church of Scientology announces grand opening of fully rebuilt landmark Fort Harrison religious retreat — FOX Business
Type: Press release
Source: FOX Business
CLEARWATER, Fla., March 31, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —-In connection with the Church's rapid international growth and the continuing expansion of its spiritual headquarters in Florida, the Church of Scientology held the grand opening of the Fort Harrison, the second facility completed in just the last 18 months to accommodate the influx of thousands of parishioners to the Church's spiritual headquarters and religious retreat As part of its continuing expansion, on March 14, 2009 the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization ...
Mar 29, 2009
Letters: Scientologists could put money to better use — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Luxury lifts up church hotel March 22 story Money could go to better use In this time of recession, when people are losing jobs, houses are going to foreclosure and times basically are tough all over for everyone, it's nice to see the cult of greed spending $40 million on renovations to its lair — not for the good of the community or to help those less fortunate, but to add to its own excess. As a "religion" and a "church," ...
Mar 24, 2009
Infinite Complacency / Abuse in the Sea Org
Mar 22, 2009
Scientology church gives Clearwater's Fort Harrison Hotel a $40M makeover — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Brassfield
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture of interior] [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times] [Caption:] The Crystal Ballroom at the Fort Harrison Hotel houses a 12,000-crystal chandelier. The hotel opened 82 years ago as the New Fort Harrison Hotel, and was a focal point of the community during the Great Depression and World War II. CLEARWATER — Marble floors from Spain. Gold leaf painted on elaborate crown moldings. Richly colored carpets from South Africa. Decorative plaster cornices. A 12,000-crystal chandelier for the ballroom. The Church of Scientology ...
Feb 13, 2009
Church of Scientology spiffs up Fort Harrison Hotel, plans interior work on Flag Building — Tampa Bay Business Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Jane Meinhardt
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
CLEARWATER — The largest building downtown and its little sister are hard to miss. The Mediterranean-revival Flag Building occupies an entire city block. It is connected via an overhead walkway to the landmark Fort Harrison Hotel across the street to the west. The Church of Scientology owns both, and each is in a phase of multimillion-dollar construction. The hotel is shrouded in scaffolding as it gets gussied up in a $30 million renovation project started in April. Looking from outside, the ...
Jan 21, 2009
Hirnwäscher - Wie gefährlich ist Scientology? ["The Brainwashers - How Dangerous Is Scientology?" Unofficial translation] — ARD (Germany)
Jan 7, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 05 Marc Headley's story
Dec 14, 2008
Clearwater business owner focused on growth amid gloom — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Harrington
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Joy Gendusa spins through the converted NAPA Auto Parts warehouse; Lulu, her white Maltese, scampers at her feet in a valiant effort to keep pace. Over the din of ringing phones, she dishes updates about dozens of employees, many of them related. "And that's her stepmother over there," she gestures. "The girl next to her, her mother works here too." PostcardMania, a direct-mail company that prints and ships postcard advertisements on behalf of businesses nationwide, is 10 years old with 160 ...
Dec 6, 2008
Anons mark anniversary of a Scientology victim's awful death — Village Voice
Sep 2, 2008
Church of Scientology, USD70+ million Hotel Renovations with Nova HRC — Press Release Network
Type: Press release
Source: Press Release Network
Church of Scientology, USD70+ million Hotel Renovations with Nova HRC Nova Hotel Renovation & Construction selected as General Contractor Clearwater, FL - Sep 2, 2008 (PRN): Nova HRC, a leader in hotel and resort renovations has just completed a USD$30 Million hotel renovation of the Oak Cove Hotel for the Church of Scientology, and is in the process of renovating their historical Fort Harrison Hotel USD$40 Million. Nova Hotel Renovation & Construction will continue to build its relationship with the Church ...
Aug 9, 2008
Scientologists Buy 5 More Acres To 'Play With' — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology has added to its downtown property holdings, buying a 5-acre waterfront parcel from church members whose plans for a condominium failed. The church paid $10 million for the property along North Fort Harrison Avenue but has no plans for it, church spokeswoman Pat Harney said Thursday. It could become part of the church's expansion of the Sandcastle complex that fronts Clearwater Harbor, she said. "Now we have a little more land to play with," Harney ...
Aug 7, 2008
Scientology buys prime parcel in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In one of its biggest purchases in years, the Church of Scientology has added 5 acres to its already defining downtown presence. The $10-million cash purchase signals the demise of an ambitious waterfront condominium project proposed by a group of Scientology parishioners who assembled parcels immediately north of downtown four years ago and shared visions of turning downtown Clearwater into another Naples. Despite having no experience in condo development, Triangle Development partners Ben Kugler and Ron Pollack hoped to ...
Aug 4, 2008
Clearwater Sun alum says city desk clerk was a spy for Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Blog
Author(s): Eric Deggans
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
All acknowledgement to Poynter's Jim Romenesko, whose blog [http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45] alerted me to the Reporter's Notebook Web site [http://www.reportersnotebook.net/article.php3?id_article=57], which contains a compelling collection of memories by alums of the long gone Clearwater Sun newspaper. While I'm not so sure about the contention that a newspaper 25 miles away can't provide comprehensive coverage of a community, it is illuminating and sobering to read about the Sun's glory days. A particular standout is the essay crafted by Mike Pride [http://nenews.org/stories/639.html], a well-regarded, recently-retired ...
Jun 13, 2008
Scientology hires Staubach Co. to shepherd $45M revival — Tampa Bay Business Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Janet Leiser
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology — the largest downtown property owner — expects to begin work on the interior of its world spiritual headquarters almost 10 years after it first began construction of the building. The organization has hired Staubach Co., an international construction management firm founded by former NFL star Roger Staubach, to oversee the $45 million interior design of the six-story Mediterranean Revival building. The church hasn't yet hired a general contractor, but work on the 380,000-square-foot building, ...
Jun 1, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 7: The Land Base
May 20, 2008
The Sun sets on Myrtle Avenue — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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