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May 27, 2008
Narconon rehab may land in Destin neighborhood — The Destin Log
Type: Press
Author(s): Fraser Sherman
Source: The Destin Log
It’s legal for the Narconon drug-treatment program to open a “community residential home” for recovering addicts in a Destin single-family neighborhood, city staffers say. “We have determined that they are abiding by the state statutes,” Current Planning Manager Ken Gallander told The Log. “Now they have to get licensing from the state.” Debbie Ross of Narconon Gulf Coast said that while Narconon has looked at the Emerald Breeze subdivision off Emerald Coast Parkway as a possible site, they have no firm ...
May 25, 2008
Dr. David S. Touretzky, Mark Ebner interview on Glosslip — Glosslip
Type: Radio
Author(s): Dawn Olsen
Source: Glosslip
Scientology expert and outspoken critic Dave Touretzky will be joining Glosslip to discuss his knowledge of LRH's controversial "Study Tech" and the drug addiction program Narconon. The second hour we'll be talking to best-selling author and Scientology critic Mark Ebner of the popular website Hollywood Interrupted. Ebner has written countless articles on the CoS and has been victimized by the CoS.
May 24, 2008
Intergalactic tyrants beware: the boys in blue are after you — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Commentary
Author(s): Marina Hyde
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Anyone who thinks the police aren't interested in diversity will be amazed by the links they have built with Scientology Once again our great nation has entertained the world, putting on two stunning exhibition matches this week. First was the Champions League final, between the clubs who finished first and second in our very own Premier League. The second - and whether the parties were quite as closely matched as Manchester United and Chelsea will be for you to decide - ...
May 23, 2008
Rehab homes file for permits — Daily Pilot (Newport Beach & Costa Mesa)
Type: Press
Author(s): Brianna Bailey
Source: Daily Pilot (Newport Beach & Costa Mesa)
Most of the local recovery facilities apply for use permits to remain open. Those that did not may stay open for one year. At least two drug and alcohol recovery home operators, including Newport’s second largest, have chosen not to apply for use permits with the city by the Thursday deadline. City officials had received 30 applications from rehabilitation homes as the deadline closed in late Thursday afternoon. “The majority of homes have submitted applications at this point, albeit most with ...
May 8, 2008
Scientology and the Blackfeet — Missoula Independent
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Peters
Source: Missoula Independent
Tribal members are getting advice, free trips—and perhaps a new rehab program—from their connection with L. Ron Hubbard's church. Is this the help they need? In 1964, when Rayola Running Crane was just 13, her parents sent her away from her home in Browning on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. She and her friends were drinking alcohol on a regular basis, and she had already been in an alcohol-related car accident that caused her permanent back injuries. She says her parents gave ...
May 1, 2008
Scientology and the state: Narconon’s influence in the prison system
Type: Research
Author(s): Drew Tewksbury
Abstract: Scientology has never been a stranger to controversy and now an alternative prison rehabilitation center based on Scientology drug treatment stirs concern with medical experts. The Second Chance Center is a small facility outside Albuquerque, N.M., which uses the Scientology-based drug treatment program called Narconon. It is the first prison-based rehabilitation center in America that was designed specifically to foster the Narconon system, and its founders hope that it will be the model for more centers around the country. The ...
Apr 25, 2008
Council revokes rehab consent — Wanganui Chronicle
Type: Press
Source: Wanganui Chronicle
A PLANNED church-based rehabilitation centre in Papaiti Rd for male alcoholics and drug addicts no longer has resource consent. Its consent was revoked this week after an investigation by a Wanganui District Council planning officers. Councillor Ray Stevens said that, after a number of complaints from residents and members of the community, council planning officers had found that the original resource consent should not have been granted. "It became clear to us that what had been written in the proposal and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 2008
Future of rehab center unknown — Battle Creek Enquirer
More: rickross.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Elizabeth Huff
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
Narconon Stone Hawk's drug rehabilitation clients at the Pennfield Township inpatient treatment facility will be relocated by May. The center's approximately 75 patients will be moved to Albion's Narconon Stone Hawk East facility, President Per Wickstrom and Executive Director Eric Tenorio said. Narconon Stone Hawk is a private-pay drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Clients shell out about $29,000 for typically three to six months' worth of treatment. Treatment includes classroom lessons, a vitamin regime, exercise and two to three weeks' detoxification ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 18, 2008
Ulyanovsk police search local branch office of Church of Scientology — Interfax
Type: Press
Source: Interfax
Ulyanovsk, April 18, Interfax - Law enforcement officers have searched the office of the Narconon Center of Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in the town of Dimitrovgrad in Ulyanovsk region. "The search of the building was carried out as part of the criminal case over illegal enterprise, launched by the investigative committee of the Dimitrovgrad police department," the regional police department said in a press statement on Friday. "Everything that was seized during the search, and the questioning of clients shows that Narconon ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 9, 2008
Group defends rehab centre plan — Wanganui Chronicle
Type: Press
Author(s): Lin Ferguson
Source: Wanganui Chronicle
WANGANUI woman Helma Vermuelen is adamant scientology's Narconon drug and alcohol programme is desperately needed and can be made to happen in Wanganui. Mrs Vermeulen, a member of the Redding Bethren at the Wanganui Bible Chapel, is part of the group planning the church-based rehabilitation centre at Holly Lodge in Papaiti Rd. Mrs Vermeuelen said yesterday she told her church more than a year ago that they needed to do something to help the community. "There are so many people with ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 7, 2008
'We're talking about drug addicts living next door to our children' — Wanganui Chronicle
Type: Press
Author(s): Lin Ferguson
Source: Wanganui Chronicle
'We're talking about drug addicts living next door to our children' 07.04.2008 By LIN FERGUSON NEIGHBOURS of a planned church-based rehabilitation centre for male alcoholics and drug addicts are worried and frightened for their children's safety. The Papaiti Rd residents living either side of the former Holly Lodge winery, where the centre is planned, say an addiction centre should not be set up in a community where there are families with young children. Leanne and Terry Cox said on Friday they ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Apr 3, 2008
Former winery to become rehab centre — Wanganui Chronicle
Type: Press
Author(s): Lin Ferguson
Source: Wanganui Chronicle
Former winery to become rehab centre 03.04.2008 By LIN FERGUSON PLANS ARE under way to resurrect a former Wanganui winery into a church-based rehabilitation centre for male drug addicts and alcoholics leaving prison. Wanganui Prisoners' Rehabilitation (Pars) manager Steve Treloar said yesterday that even though the centre was still very much in the planning stage they (the Wanganui Bible Chapel, a Brethren group) hoped to have it up and running within two years. The former winery, part of the Holly Lodge ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Apr 2, 2008
Des théories remises en question [French] — Société Radio-Canada (Canada)
More: Video: Unofficial English translation, Transcript: Unofficial English translation
Type: TV
Author(s): Émilie Dubreuil
Source: Société Radio-Canada (Canada)
La scientologie est une entreprise ultramoderne qui a aussi des activités séculières. Par exemple, en 1966, Ron Hubbard fondait avec un collègue Narconon une cure de désintoxication qui compte aujourd'hui plus d'une centaine de centres dans le monde, dont un à Trois-Rivières. En plus d'être une cure de désintoxication, Narconon s'est donné pour mission d'instruire les jeunes sur les méfaits de la drogue en donnant des conférences dans de nombreuses écoles de la province. L'atelier offert dans les écoles, appelé La ...
Mar 16, 2008
Protesters bid to unmask Scientology — Sunday Star-Times
Type: Press
Source: Sunday Star-Times
THE CHURCH of Scientology in New Zealand has laid a complaint with police after allegedly receiving death and bomb threats from an internet-based protest group that has waged an online war against the religion. The group, calling itself Anonymous, held a worldwide action day yesterday, with about 20 people gathering at Britomart in downtown Auckland and in other centres, handing out fliers attacking Scientology as a dangerous cult "that scams members with pseudo science". The project was started in response to ...
Item contributed by: Anonymous
Mar 5, 2008
MP denies knowledge of endorsed organization's ties to Scientology / Scientology denies ties to anti-drug organization — West Island Chronicle
Type: Press
Author(s): Raffy Boudjikanian
Source: West Island Chronicle
MP denies knowledge of endorsed organization's ties to Scientology Scientology denies ties to anti-drug organization Article online since March 5th 2008, 23:59 BY RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN raffy.boudjikanian@transcontinental.ca West Island Liberal MP Bernard Patry defended his recent endorsement of anti-drug organization Narconon Trois Rivière's prevention campaign despite the latter's supposed links to the Church of Scientology. "I did not know that they might be tied into the Scientology church," said Patry, who represents the Pierrefonds-Dollard riding. "As a former physician, when I started ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 19, 2008
MP backs anti-drug organization — Le Messager
Type: Press
Author(s): Raffy Boudjikanin
Source: Le Messager
MP backs anti-drug organization Pierrefonds-Dollard MP Bernard Patry and Carole Arvisais hold a banner from Narconon Trois-Rivières, which preaches drug prevention to students. MP backs anti-drug organization BY RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN raffy.boudjikan...@transcontinental.ca Pierrefonds-Dollard MP Bernard Patry added his name to a banner declaring he promised to live a life without drugs, a symbolic gesture aimed to help non-profit organization Narconon Trois-Rivières preach prevention to grade school students across Quebec. "I remember seeing a patient years ago," recalled Patry, a former physician, "who ...
Dec 29, 2007
Rehab center to relocate patients — Battle Creek Enquirer
Type: Press
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
The Narconon Stone Hawk East Rehabilitation Center will downsize for the winter months. Per Wickstrom, president of Stone Hawk, said Monday that 23 patients from the Albion facility will be moved to the Stone Hawk facility in Battle Creek. Also, five to 10 jobs will be either eliminated from the Albion facility or transferred to Battle Creek. Wickstrom said the Albion facility still will be full-service and open 24 hours daily. He said 15 to 20 patients will remain in the ...
Dec 14, 2007
Cult Watch — TES Magazine
Type: Press
Author(s): Lynne Wallis
Source: TES Magazine
Their targets used to be university students, but today fringe religious groups are believed to be recruiting school-aged children. Lynne Wallis reports. If one of your pupils became distant, distracted and antisocial, your first thought might be that they were experimenting with drink or drugs. But religious cults pose another danger to young people, and one from which it can be equally difficult to extricate them. Although the notion of children being lured into fringe religious organisations might seem far-fetched, it ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 12, 2007
Jailer’s truck stolen, suspect arrested in Oklahoma — Batesville Daily Guard
Nov 11, 2007
Some Christian pastors embrace Scientology — CNN
Type: Press
Author(s): Diana Miller, Gary Tuchman
Source: CNN
TAMPA, Florida (CNN) — Some Christian congregations, particularly in lower income, urban areas, are turning to an unlikely source for help — the Church of Scientology. Scientologists do not worship God, much less Jesus Christ. The church has seen plenty of controversy and critics consider it a cult. So why are observant Christians embracing some of its teachings? Two pastors who spoke recently with CNN explained that when it comes to religion, they still preach the core beliefs of Christianity. But ...
Oct 5, 2007
Detox program — Philadelphia Inquirer
More: philly.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Art Carey
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
[Picture / Caption: Joe O'Sullivan, 42, of Queens, and his wife Helena, 33, talk with Jim Woodworth (right), the detox project's president, during a consultation. Joe O'Sullivan's has had health problems since 9/11. The framed towel had been used by patient Tom Bulger.] It's become something of a medical mystery: This detox program shouldn't work, but it seems to. Nobody - from convention doctors to the patients - can explain why, but those suffering severe symptoms after exposure to debris kicked ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 12, 2007
Greatest place on earth // Church of Scientology expands into South Loop — Chicago Journal
Type: Press
Author(s): Hunter Clauss
Source: Chicago Journal
South Loop residents will soon have a new neighbor-the Church of Scientology. The church's new flagship center of Chicago will move next summer into the former Artcraft Building, 650 S. Clark, and become the hub of Scientology-related activities and social services. "It's going to be a beacon of life," said Allyne Rosenthal, president of the Church of Scientology of Illinois. The new center, which was bought by the church in February 2007 for an undisclosed amount, will include office space for ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 11, 2007
Scientologists find unlikely allies in other faiths — Florida Times-Union
More: jacksonville.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Matt Sedensky
Source: Florida Times-Union
TAMPA, Fla. - The Rev. Charles Kennedy travels the country preaching the brilliance of L. Ron Hubbard’s words. Children in his after-school program learn with the Scientology founder’s methods; church members study one of his books. The minister calls Scientologists the kindest people he’s met and their programs the best he’s found. One thing sets Kennedy apart: He and his congregants are not Scientologists. They are Christians. The Glorious Church of God in Christ here is among a number of houses ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 7, 2007
Narcon looking at second location — Walton Sun
Type: Press
Author(s): Heather Civil
Source: Walton Sun
Almost all of those who attended a meeting Monday night to learn about a proposed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility agreed on one thing. They do not want it in their neighborhood. Narconon Gulf Coast, Inc. wants to purchase a three-story beach house at 263 Snowdrift Road and turn it into a 28-bed residential rehabilitation facility. The nonprofit organization hosted the meeting to answer questions from those who live near the proposed location. Henry Pitts owns property one street over from ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 6, 2007
Narconon to meet with new potential neighbors — Northwest Florida Daily News
Type: Press
Author(s): Heather Civil
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News
MIRAMAR BEACH — Controversy over a proposed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility has moved from one beachside neighborhood to another. Narconon Gulf Coast Inc. wants to purchase a beach house at 263 Snowdrift Road and turn it into a 28-bed residential facility. The nonprofit organization drew heated opposition earlier this year with its plan to buy a house on Scenic Gulf Drive for the same purpose. That purchase has since fallen through, and Narconon is now hoping to buy the house ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 23, 2007
'Church' that yearns for respectability — The Times (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dominic Kennedy
Source: The Times (UK)
Scientology is trying to transform its image from that of a shadowy cult When Scientology officially opened its spectacular new British church in the Square Mile, the movement was given an unusually warm embrace by the Establishment. Ian Luder, an Alderman of the Corporation of London and a magistrate, lauded the organisation’s anti-drugs efforts. “The work which you do in this area is greatly to be welcomed,” he said, “and I wish you growing success.” It was a satisfying moment for ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 31, 2007
John Travolta in Hawaii for failed Narconon fundraiser — Monsters and Critics
Type: Press
Author(s): Stone Martindale
Source: Monsters and Critics
John Travolta and his family recently were spotted in Hawaii. Janet Charlton's Hollywood blog reports the reason that Travolta was visiting the Aloha state was for the church of Scientology's Narconon program and a potential fundraiser. Narconon is a four part treatment that is taken in nine steps, which critics and Scientology watchdog groups claim there are major red flags. Some have raised serious safety concerns, while othersclaim it is based on wholly unscientific theories and virtually all are very closely ...
May 30, 2007
The Rundown on Scientology's Purification Rundown — New York Press
Type: Press
Author(s): John DeSio
Source: New York Press
“I'm not here converting these men and women to Scientology. And I've got to tell you something—I've been a Scientologist 20 years. In Sacramento I, more than any other Scientologist, got new people into Scientology, me personally. I'm very good at converting people, if I want to.” Jim Woodworth is the director of the New York Rescue Workers' Detoxification Project, and he is bristling at the suggestion that his program is an arm of the Church of Scientology. He insists that ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 24, 2007
Scientology is not a church or charity. It is, in fact, a cult — The Argus (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: The Argus (UK)
BBC reporter John Sweeney was last week seen losing his temper at the end of a sixmonth investigation into scientology. In 1994, The Argus published a damning exposé of the East Grinsteadbased "religion". Former chief reporter Paul Bracchi, who secretly infiltrated the cult, remembers how its followers relentlessly threatened and pursued him in revenge for criticising their deceptive and manipulative methods. Here Mr Bracchi, who now lives in London, tells the chilling story of how he was stalked and intimidated ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 23, 2007
Here to help — Midweek (Hawaii)
Type: Press
Author(s): Susan K. Sunderland
Source: Midweek (Hawaii)
As Chad Bloom can attest from firsthand experience, the Narconon rehab program can bring ‘ice’ addicts back to live a productive, drug-free life Lari Zelinsky-Bloom is proud of her recent graduate. No ceremony or lei hail his achievement, but thanks to celebrities Kelly Preston and John Travolta, there will be many others to follow in the footsteps of her son, 21-year-old Chad Bloom. Chad just graduated from Narconon, a drug rehabilitation center. After a harrowing nightmare suffering the effects of ice ...
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