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Jan 23, 1994
Scientology Files — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ned Seaton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
They never broke into church buildings or planted electronic bugs, but for the past 13 years, undercover Clearwater police detectives have investigated the Church of Scientology. They never developed a case against the church that was prosecuted. The work ranged from gathering Scientologists' names to seeking refunds for dissatisfied parishioners. Police once stormed Scientology headquarters after hearing anonymous allegations - unfounded, it turned out - that Scientology children were being strapped to gurneys and given electric shocks. The investigation boils down ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 21, 1993
To Mr. Mark DeEulio, Tampa, Florida
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Fred Thomas
To Mr. Mark DeEulio, Tampa, Florida Obviously, there was a concerted effort on the part of Scientology and Richard Haworth to flood my fax machine with requests on an upcoming legal issue. Also it appears that Dr. David Singer, a local chiropractor and Scientologist, used his offices to process the vast majority of this mail. It appears you were not acting as individuals expressing your own personal concerns, but you were expressing the concerns of a manufactured perspective. With regard to ...
Oct 14, 1993
Scientologists granted tax exemption by the U.S. — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Labaton
Source: New York Times
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 — The Government said today that it had agreed to grant a tax exemption to the Church of Scientology and more than 150 of its related corporations, ending one of the longest-running tax disputes in American history. "This puts an end to what has been an historic war," said Marty Rathbun, president of a Scientology organization that received a tax exemption. "It's like the Palestinians and the Israelis shaking hands." Officials at the Internal Revenue Service and the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 14, 1993
Church's litany of lawsuits — The National Law Journal
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Andrew Blum
Source: The National Law Journal
Scientology's leaders say the best defense is a good offense. DID THE CHURCH of Scientology kill a judge's dog during a trial? Did the judge, who is now dead, think church members did? Did that lead him to be prejudiced, and bias the jury against the church? These and other issues are part of an intense battle by the church's litigation machine to overturn what remains of a $30 million verdict won in 1986 by former church member Larry Wollersheim. Mr. ...
Tag(s): Alexander R. JonesAmerican Psychological Association (APA)Andrew BlumAuditingBowles & MoxonCharles B. O'ReillyChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Church of Scientology of California (CSC)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Copyright, trademark, patentCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Daniel A. LeipoldDeprogrammingEarle C. CooleyEdward CopelandEli LillyEric M. LiebermanFair gameFloyd AbramsFood and Drug Administration (FDA)Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)Galen KellyGerald A. FefferHeber C. JentzschHill & KnowltonInternal Revenue Service (IRS)J. Walter ThompsonJonathan W. LubellJudge Peter K LeisureJudge Ronald E. SwearingerJudge Stanley SporkinJustice Clarence ThomasKendrick L. MoxonKenneth P. MundyKurt WeilandLaurie BertilsonLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawsuitLeta SchlosserMargaret Thaler SingerMark GoldowitzMembershipMichael Lee HertzbergMonique E. YinglingOperation Snow WhitePaine-Webber Group Inc.Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride)Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)Reader's DigestReligious Technology Center (RTC)Richard BeharScientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (article)Silencing criticism, censorshipStephen A. KentStrategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)The American LawyerThe National Law JournalTIME MagazineTimothy BowlesWhat is Scientology? (book)WPP Group
Mar 21, 1993
Bittersweet - Cocolat and Scientology / Some of Cocolat's ex-workers claim that the company's newest ingredient is Scientology — San Francisco Examiner (California)
More: stop-wise.biz, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Erin McCormick
Source: San Francisco Examiner (California)
Some of Cocolat's ex-workers claim that the company's newest ingredient is Scientology by Erin McCormick of the Examiner Staff It was once the sweetheart of the Bay Area business world - a woman-run chocolate company that grew from a single storefront to a national success. Now, two years since an employee's embezzlement forced the sale of Cocolat Chocolate Co., an unlikely mix is brewing at the company's Hayward plant: Scientology and chocolate. The mixture has been volatile. Cocolat is the latest ...
Mar 2, 1993
Analysis of money flows [for IAS, Theta Management, Ltd., IAS Administrations, N.V., Management Services Administration, Ltd.] — Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Mar 2, 1993
IAS and its incorporated 'service arms' [exact date unclear] — Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Dec 17, 1992
Letters: Reply to attacks — Chichester Observer (UK)
Apr 14, 1992
Residents tell concerns over Scientologists' school plans — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Tracey Kaplan
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Green Valley: Under the proposal, 250 students would board at the campus. A county spokesman says approval of a permit would be based on land-use issues. The Church of Scientology is seeking permission from Los Angeles County to open a boarding school for 250 students on the site of a former juvenile detention camp near Green Valley. The proposal has worried some of the 1,200 residents in the rural community, who voiced concerns about it at a public meeting Monday night. ...
Feb 14, 1992
Scientology leader gave ABC first-ever interview [transcript] — ABC News
Nov 12, 1991
Scientologywood // Putting the CULT back in Culture — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Russ W. Baker
Source: Village Voice
And now, the next Walt Disney Studios— the Church of Scientology! That is, if entrepreneurs connected with the Hollywood based cult can muscle into the film business with their proposal to homogenize films by tailoring them to the tastes of the unwashed masses. It all began last July, when Future Films, a new, eccentric studio, began running ads in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter touting its revolutionary ideas. No one knew what to make of it all. The grand concept, to ...
Tag(s): Al JarreauAmerican Inmate CommunicationsAnne ArcherAnne RackhamAuditingCelebrity CentreChick CoreaChurch of Scientology Religious Trust (CSRT)Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Citizens for an Alternative Tax System (CATS)Clearwater Sun (Florida)CostCult Awareness Network (CAN) (earlier form, Citizen's Freedom Foundation)Cynthia KisserDarcey HollingsworthDianeticsDouglas L. GametteFeshbach Brothers Inc.Fred CookFront groupsFuture FilmsHypnosisJames M. JusticeJohn CarmichaelJohn TravoltaKaren BlackKaren JusticeKen LeeKirstie AlleyKnowledge ReportL. Ron Hubbard's credentialsLawsuitLisa Marie PresleyLos Angeles Business JournalLouis Jolyon WestMembershipMimi RogersNan Herst BowersNancy CartwrightNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Nazi labellingOperation Snow WhiteOxford Capacity Analysis (aka, "free Scientology personality test" aka "U-Test" aka "Pape Test")Priscilla CoatesPriscilla PresleyPrivate investigator(s)RecruitmentRegistrar (also, to "reg")Richard BeharRobert "Bob" CefailRuss W. BakerSchoolsScientology's "Clear" stateScientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (article)Set A Good Example Foundation (formerly, Concerned Businessmen's Association of America)SettlementSinger ConsultantsSonny BonoSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Sterling Management Systems (SMS)Steven L. HayesThe Hollywood ReporterThe Way to Happiness (TWTH)Thomas "Tom" PaquetteThreatTigre Lis EnterprisesTIME MagazineTom CruiseVarietyVillage VoiceWalter HegetschweilerWhittle CommunicationsWiseman & Burke, Inc.Workplace recruitmentWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
Nov 10, 1991
Scientology's children: Introduction — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Roy seemed adrift. He was 14 and headed for trouble. But when he entered a Scientology school, the transformation was swift. Within two years, he was working alongside the Church of Scientology's most senior executives. The church reels off dozens of success stories like Roy's. But it doesn't mention a Clearwater boy named Carlo. Carlo, 15, didn't go to school. He worked from 8:30 in the morning until 10 at night for $30 a week. He told police that he couldn't ...
Oct 20, 1991
The religion that sells the sky — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Kevin Shinkle
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
A PIECE OF BLUE SKY. By Jon Atack. Lyle Stuart. 428 Pages. $21.95. It has been 17 years since the Church of Scientology secretly bought the historic Fort Harrison Hotel and established a base for an important arm of the church in the city of Clearwater. And it has been nearly 10 years since critical public hearings — which detailed allegations of a slew of Scientology wrongs — captivated city residents for more than a week. The church professes to have ...
Oct 13, 1991
Cult preys on Adnan family — Mail on Sunday (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Nigel Dempster
Source: Mail on Sunday (UK)
THERE is grave concern in the family of multi-millionaire Adnan Khashoggi. His Italian-born second wife, Lamia, and their 12-year-old son, Ali, have come under the influence of the fraudulent so-called Church of Scientology. Lamia, the former Laura Biancolini, who became a Muslim on her marriage to the Saudi Arabian Mr Fixit, has become a regular visitor to the cult's centres in America. And the Scientologists — described in the High Court in 1984 by Mr Justice Latey as 'obnoxious, corrupt, sinister ...
Aug 13, 1991
Scientologists sue 17 IRS officials — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Henry Weinstein
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Church: The lawsuit accuses them of waging a 33-year campaign against the organization and a large number of its members. It seeks $120 million. The Church of Scientology International filed a $120-million federal lawsuit against 17 Washington- and Los Angeles-based Internal Revenue Service officials Monday, accusing them of waging a 33-year campaign of illegal acts against Scientology and a large number of its members. According to the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, documents obtained under the Freedom ...
Jul 29, 1991
The rock drummer out to beat the cults — Exmouth Express & Echo (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Exmouth Express & Echo (UK)
Last week cult expert Jon Caven-Atack set up a meeting in Exmouth and persuaded a member of the Church of Scientology to return to her family. The Echo's Peter Hardy now talks to the man who has dedicated his life to exposing cults which he says brainwash their members. FOR NINE years, former rock drummer Jon Caven-Atack was under the spell of a "religious" sect known as the Church of Scientology. Now, outside the cult, Jon has pledged his life and ...
Jun 19, 1991
Scientology group strikes back at Time magazine — Associated Press
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Rick Hampson
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Some subjects of unflattering magazine profiles are content to write a letter to the editor or cancel their subscription. The Church of Scientology, pilloried in Time as "The Cult of Greed," is fighting back with a $3 million ad campaign. After several weeks of taking out full-page color ads in USA Today, the church has released a glossy, 28-page booklet that purports to refute Time's charges and expose its motivation for the May 6 cover story. Titled ...
Jun 1, 1991
Petrolia's new neighbors – L. Ron Hubbard's followers, the Church of Spiritual Technology — North Coast Journal
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Cempa
Source: North Coast Journal
Petrolia — A few miles outside of this coastal community, a massive 400-foot subterranean vault constructed of steel and concrete lies beneath a peaceful knoll overlooking the Pacific. The breadth and dimension of the vault stagger the imagination: 100 feet longer than a football field and 20 feet in diameter, the two-story sarcophagus is almost complete. It is designed to withstand the ravages of nature as well as man-made destruction. Humboldt County is now home to one of the most impregnable ...
May 24, 1991
Scientology: Is it a college or a cult? — Jerusalem Post
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bernard Levine
Source: Jerusalem Post
Have you ever been stopped on Dizengoff by a friendly, earnest young person inviting you to take a free personality lest? Did he or she mention the possibility of learning more about yourself at a special "college?" If the answer is yes, you may well have been stopped by one of Israel's Scientologists. "Osnat" and "Yaron" (not their real names) are two youngsters who did decide to take the test. Osnat, the daughter of an observant Jewish family, was 17 when ...
Apr 6, 1991
Mom, daughter launch lawsuit against Church of Scientology — Edmonton Journal
Type: Press
Source: Edmonton Journal
A mother and daughter have slapped the Church of Scientology of Alberta with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. The mother and daughter are each claiming millions of dollars in general and punitive damages as well as unspecified special damages. Also named in the lawsuit, filed Friday in Court of Queen's Bench , are church official Allan Buttnor and another man. The three are being sued jointly and individually. The defendants or through others "coerced and frightened" the girl into writing and publishing statements ...
Aug 3, 1990
Selling good will, or Dianetics? // Major games sponsor outrages some by its link to Scientology — Seattle Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Marla Williams, Carol M. Ostrom
Source: Seattle Times
There is Pepsi-Cola, there is Gillette, there is Eastman Kodak and Fruit Of The Loom. And then there is Dianetics. Wherever there has been Goodwill Games, there has been Dianetics. As one of 12 worldwide sponsors of the international athletic competition, Dianetics has been very visible — on television screens, the sides of buses, banners, even behind the goal of the Tri-Cities hockey rink. In the University District earlier this week, a huge tent at Northeast 50th Street and University Way ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 26, 1990
The Scientology Story: Inside the Church // Defectors Recount Lives of Hard Work, Punishment — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert W. Welkos, Joel Sappell
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Doris Braine says the transformation of her Patty Jo was heartbreaking. "It was," she said, "like my darling daughter had died." Before Patty Jo went to work for the Church of Scientology at the age of 20, she had been "fun and pretty and a joy to be with," recalled her 72-year-old mother. "Suddenly, she became a totally different person, shooting fire from her eyes." There were those hateful looks, and the dozens of letters that Patty Jo returned unopened. For ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 24, 1990
The Scientology Story: A Special Report // About This Series — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Scientology Story. Today: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard. First in a six-part series. The Times today begins a six-part series on the Church of Scientology, the controversial religion founded by the late author L. Ron Hubbard. Since its creation nearly four decades ago, Scientology has grown into a worldwide movement that, in recent months, has spent millions of dollars promoting its founder and his self-help book, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." In the past five years alone, ...
Jun 24, 1990
The Scientology Story: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard // Defining the Theology — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joel Sappell, Robert W. Welkos
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
What is Scientology? Not even the vast majority of Scientologists can fully answer the question. In the Church of Scientology, there is no one book that comprehensively sets forth the religion's beliefs in the fashion of, say, the Bible or the Koran. Rather, Scientology's theology is scattered among the voluminous writings and tape-recorded discourses of the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who founded the religion in the early 1950s. Piece by piece, his teachings are revealed to church members ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 15, 1990
Critics, government call Scientology business masquerading as religion — San Diego Union-Tribune
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike McIntyre
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
The Church of Scientology's genesis was the 1950 best seller by L. Ron Hubbard, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health." Church officials claim there are 7 million Scientologists worldwide, but former members allege there may be fewer than 100,000. The church promotes Scientology as a religion — one not based on the worship of a god but on the belief in "scientific" principles applied to the mind. Hubbard argued in "Dianetics" that inner turmoil springs from subconscious mental images, or ...
Feb 4, 1990
Scientologists, IRS in dispute over millions — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The IRS, which earlier took on the Scientologists in Washington and Los Angeles, now has brought its court battle to federal court in Tampa. Its target is Scientology's worldwide spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. Scientologists vehemently disagree, calling the IRS corrupt and accusing it of pursuing a vendetta against Scientology. ``We feel the federal government should investigate illegal drug running in Florida and should investigate money laundering in Florida banks,`` said spokesman Humberto Fontana. Scientologists also are in court with Pinellas County ...
Jan 28, 1990
Scientologists' tunnel project raises doubts — Santa Fe New Mexican
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Jan 18, 1990
Ranch plan one of many church projects — Ferndale Enterprise (California)
Jan 11, 1990
Church of Spiritual Technology to preserve Hubbard's writings — Ferndale Enterprise (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Ferndale Enterprise (California)
The storage facility on Sunset View Ranch, now owned by The Church of Spiritual Technology, will be used to preserve the religious and philosophic writings for generations to come of the late L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. Michel Ouelette, 40, formerly of Montreal in French-speaking Quebec, Canada, who said he is manager of the 3,000-acre ranch, explained the purpose of the Church of Spiritual Technology over coffee in the handsomely remodeled former Ben Walker residence, now called ...
Jan 4, 1990
Church may need permit for vault — Ferndale Enterprise (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Ferndale Enterprise (California)
The Church of Spiritual Technology may need a permit for its vault to store church documents. According to Thomas Conlon, county planning director, the church said state geologists have told it no permit is needed to excavate on Walker Mountain for the vault. Conlon said the matter is now under review. Michel Oullette, spokesman, said earlier the church has 45 members and the vault was needed to store church records or documents. Unconfirmed reports say excavation has started and the vault ...
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