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australia • california • church of scientology flag service organization (csfso) • church of scientology of california (csc) • church of spiritual technology (cst) (dba, l. ron hubbard library) • clearwater • cost • david miscavige • florida • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • gabriel "gabe" cazares • ideal org • internal revenue service (irs) • lawsuit • membership • narconon (aka scientology drug rehab) • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • operation snow white • purification rundown ("purif") • real estate • richard a. haworth • sea organization (sea org, so) • super power/flag building (formerly, gray moss inn) @ 215 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • tax matter • united kingdom (uk)
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Jan 6, 2000
Scientology foe sets up office close to church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 20, 1999
Scientology expansion raises parking question — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
One Clearwater official says the church need not provide parking until its building is nearly complete, but others disagree. CLEARWATER — The foundation has been poured and two towering white cranes reach into the downtown sky. Construction is well under way on a 370,000-square-foot Church of Scientology building that will take two years to build. When it opens, Scientology expects to have doubled its uniformed staff to 2,000. It also projects that the number of Scientology parishioners visiting Clearwater will increase ...
Aug 7, 1999
Scientology project gets foundation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Workers today will pour the base for the Ministerial Training and Counseling Center, which is expected to be the largest building in downtown Clearwater. CLEARWATER — A massive foundation will be constructed beginning early this morning for what is expected to be the largest building downtown. The Church of Scientology and its contractor, Beers Construction Co. of Tampa, have coordinated an 18-hour task that will involve more than 500 construction workers, 130 mixing trucks, 1,200 truckloads of high-strength concrete from six ...
Aug 1, 1999
Ready to roll — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Sybel Alger
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
The Scientologists prepare to open a studio in Gilman Hot Springs. Films will be educational and won't star Tom Cruise. Talk of movies and Scientology usually leads to mention of John Travolta and Tom Cruise. But don't expect to see the church's best-known members on the set when its new $7 million film studio in Gilman Hot Springs opens Saturday. Golden Era Productions makes religious training and education films, not blockbusters needing big-name talent to sell tickets, general manager Ken Hoden ...
May 9, 1999
Is Scientology above the law? — France 2
Mar 21, 1999
Mayor hopes to mend rift with Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Anita Kumar
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Two of the top candidates for mayor differed sharply on what traditionally has been a major issue in Clearwater, but it never came up during the recent campaign. Brian Aungst and Rita Garvey never discussed the Church of Scientology, which is expanding its downtown presence as never before and trying to shed its controversial image. Garvey, a longtime Scientology critic, made it a habit through the years never to speak with the church, which moved its "spiritual headquarters" to ...
Jan 31, 1999
Scientology: A church and its foes / Church's roots run deep in the Inland area — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Dec 29, 1998
Scientologists buy Red Cross building — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 10 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
outside Celebrity Centre; newspaper article titled “Scientology–A Long Trail of Controversy”; another shot of Celebrity Centre; part of newspaper article title “struggle for credibility” VO: Over its rocky 45- year history, Scientology has driven for mainstream acceptance. DAVID MISCAVIGE (interview): People have been searching for thousands of years for spiritual release and freedom, and what we have in Scientology is the answer. How to achieve that. JOHN TRAVOLTA (on movie set in Army camouflage outfit): Ultimately, the whole purpose is to ...
Dec 6, 1998
The life & death of a Scientologist // After 13 years and thousands of dollars, Lisa McPherson finally went 'Clear.' Then she went insane — Washington Post
More: xenutv.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Washington Post
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dec 6, 1998 - "I am L. Ron Hubbard," the woman on the hotel room bed announced in a robotic voice. "I created time 3 billion years ago." She rambled on and on, every outburst dutifully scribbled down by those assigned to watch her. "I can't confront force . . . I need my auditor . . . I want to take a toothbrush and brush the floor until I have a cognition." The jargon of Scientology was ...
Aug 19, 1998
City manager gets rare Scientology support — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Members of the Church of Scientology recently have been rising to the defense of embattled City Manager Mike Roberto in an outpouring of public support for a Clearwater official that would have been inconceivable in the past. The unusual display, in the form of letters and e-mails to City Hall and the Times, is an indicator of how dramatically City Hall's relationship with the church and its members has changed — from the icy co-existence that began with Scientology's ...
Mar 14, 1998
Presley puts mansion up for sale — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Lisa Marie Presley, the city's most famous resident, has put her home on the market. The 30-year-old daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley bought the home in late 1996 for $1.2-million. A spokeswoman for her publicist said she did not know whether Presley planned to relocate locally or move from the area. The home overlooks Clearwater Harbor and is situated several blocks north of the downtown headquarters of the Church of Scientology, where Presley is a parishioner. She is part of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 1, 1998
Scientology in Clearwater: digging in / Scientology in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
She is one of an estimated 3,300 Scientologists who have migrated to Clearwater in the 1990s, the most dramatic period of growth for the church during its 22 years in Clearwater. In addition, the church has said it is "deadly serious" about its plans for the year 2000, which include tripling the size of its Clearwater staff to more than 3,500; launching a local Scientology "university" that would accommodate more than 10,000 students a week; and having "Clearwater known as the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 1, 1998
Scientology in Clearwater: digging in / The church's property in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 24, 1997
Site proposed for library and City Hall — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Anita Kumar
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER—City officials are considering building a new City Hall and a main library across from each other at the intersection of Cleveland Street and Myrtle Avenue. The proposal calls for the two buildings to face Cleveland Street, separated by a well-landscaped, decorative traffic circle. A drawing created by a consultant shows City Hall at the southwest corner, in place of an old hotel owned by the Church of Scientology. It puts the library at the northeast corner on the former Chick ...
Dec 1, 1997
Distrust in Clearwater -- A special report.; Death of a Scientologist Heightens Suspicions in a Florida Town — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Late on a November afternoon two years ago, a 36-year-old Scientologist named Lisa McPherson was involved in a minor traffic accident. She was not injured, but she inexplicably stripped off her clothes and began to walk naked down the street. A paramedic rushed her into an ambulance and asked why she had taken off her clothes. Ms. McPherson replied: "I wanted help. I wanted help." She was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric examination, but several ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 1, 1997
Religion's search for a home base — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. — In 1975, L. Ron Hubbard, the flamboyant founder of the Church of Scientology, was intent on finding a home base for his religion, which had come under criticism in several countries. The result was Operation Goldmine. Late that year, a dummy corporation paid $2.3 million in cash to buy the Fort Harrison Hotel, a historic building that was the symbolic heart of downtown Clearwater. The buyer was identified as the United Churches of Florida, an unknown organization. A ...
Sep 29, 1997
Scientology allegations and a real estate stock flotation — New York Observer
Type: Press
Author(s): Dylan Foley
Source: New York Observer
Feldman Equities, a medium-sized midtown real estate management firm is set for a $290 million stock offering in late September, with heavyhitting investors that includes G.E. Capital and Morgan Stanley. This flotation may be marred by an impending religious and employment discrimination lawsuit charging that company CEO Lawrence Feldman forced employees at the firm to take Scientology courses and fired those who refused. According to papers filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April, Karen Schwartz, a 38-old former property ...
Sep 28, 1997
Employee accuses real estate firm of turning on Scientology e-meter — New York Observer
Type: Press
Author(s): Dylan Foley, Devin Leonard
Source: New York Observer
Several months after she went to work at a Manhattan real estate firm, Karen Schwartz says her boss, developer Lawrence Feldman, ordered her to take an unusual series of night classes. Ms. Schwartz says he informed her they were simply "business courses." But when she arrived at the classroom, Ms. Schwartz couldn't have been more astonished. According to a complaint Ms. Schwartz has filed with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she was subjected to something close to an indoctrination into ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 12, 1997
Scientology says it isn't moving into Dunedin — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): G.G. Rigsby
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
DUNEDIN - It has been brought up at gatherings for weeks - at Mardi Gras, at a chamber mixer, at the morning coffee klatch, at a Kiwanis Club breakfast. Then there have been phone calls to City Hall and the newspaper. People want to know: Is the three-story building in the heart of downtown being bought by Scientologists? Will the building one day be given to the church and come off the taxrolls? Will Dunedin wind up looking like downtown Clearwater, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 25, 1997
Scientology's "Holocaust" // Is Hollywood on the wrong side in Germany's "Church" vs. state furor? — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): David Hudson
Source: Salon
BERLIN — “Historically inaccurate and totally distasteful." Strong words from Madeleine Albright, who had good reason to apply them. America's new secretary of State was referring to the widely publicized statement by Oliver Stone, Dustin Hoffman and other Hollywood celebrities equating Germany's current treatment of the Church of Scientology with the Holocaust. When she met with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl last week, Albright was committed to bringing up U.S. "concerns" about Germany's treatment of Scientologists. At the same time, she clearly ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 6, 1997
Germany versus Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Jan 11, 1997
German policy on Scientology attacked — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Mary Williams Walsh
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Europe: Open letter to Kohl draws analogy to treatment of Jews before World War II. Politicians respond angrily. BERLIN — A running battle between German government officials and the Church of Scientology escalated this week, with 34 prominent Americans from the entertainment industry denouncing Germany for allegedly treating Scientologists as it treated the Jews in 1936, and the German foreign minister accusing the celebrities of "falsifying history." "It's out of the question that there's persecution of Scientology in Germany," Foreign Minister ...
Nov 17, 1996
Landmark Riverside building could become community asset — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Patterson
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
The onetime building of the Riverside Young Men's Christian Association, a Cultural Heritage Landmark designated as Italian Renaissance in style, is trying to develop an active community status. It faces University Avenue at Lemon Street. It has an auditorium, which combines earlier smaller rooms, available for conventions and other meetings. Its newest portion, the gymnasium built in 1951, has been decorated with murals designed by artist Sam Huang. Among its uses are programs called quincineras, a coming-of-age celebration for Hispanic girls. ...
Oct 28, 1995
News in brief — Washington Post
Type: Press
Source: Washington Post
The Founding Church of Scientology dedicated its new center last weekend in the renovated Fraser Mansion at 20th and R streets NW, near Dupont Circle. The mansion, built in 1890 for former representative George S. Fraser, will serve as a spiritual center for local members and as the East Coast center for ministerial training, spokeswoman Sylvia Stanard said. The church, with about 3,000 members in the area, will continue to operate its "celebrity center" on 16th Street NW for counseling purposes, ...
Jan 30, 1995
Germany, Church of Scientology feuding in printand political arena — Washington Post
Nov 7, 1994
Scientology and its German foes: A bitter conflict — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Craig R. Whitney
Source: New York Times
HAMBURG, Germany — It would take something like an invasion of space aliens — maybe something out of an L. Ron Hubbard science fiction novel — to match the climate of fear and mutual suspicion that prevails between the Church of Scientology that Mr. Hubbard created and its frightened opponents in Germany. "Fear is part of their system — it's a totalitarian organization that seeks to control everybody else, a dictatorship," said Ursula Caberta y Diaz, who heads the four-member working ...
Mar 29, 1994
Scientology: the inside story — Just the worst two years of my life — The Argus (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: The Argus (UK)
IN THE second part of his special investigation into the Church of Scientology, Argus chief reporter PAUL BRACCHI talks to a man who travelled 3,000 miles to join the Sussex-based cult. [A very small picture of Mr. Bracchi is shown, as in yesterday's article. A large picture, in the center of page 6, is shown of a man wearing a neat denim shirt, labelled: "Above: Nowell Matandirotya. "I feel I was exploited" A smaller picture shows a grim stone mansion, with ...
Jan 26, 1994
Scientology, county settle tax suits — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 23, 1994
Mountain of mystery / A Scientology sect's underground N.M. archive is an enigma to some neighbors — Albuquerque Journal
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Sharpe
Source: Albuquerque Journal
TREMENTINA — High in the headwaters of the Rio Trementina, a reclusive sect of the Church of Scientology has established what is described as an archive to preserve for a millennium the words of its founder. In January 1984, the California-based Church of Spiritual Technology — one of the parent church's dozens of spinoffs during its 26-year legal battle with the federal government over tax exemptions — began buying the first of a dozen tracts of land some 50 miles east ...
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