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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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Mar 7, 1990
Californian buys Gray Moss Inn // Clearwater Hotel sold for $1.65-million — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Gray Moss Inn, a turn-of-the century downtown hotel, has been sold to a California lawyer for $1.65-million. The hotel at 215 S Fort Harrison Ave. is across the street from another landmark Clearwater hotel: the Fort Harrison. The Fort Harrison Hotel is owned by the Church of Scientology, which has its worldwide spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. The buyer of the Gray Moss is Los Angeles lawyer Bert B. Babero. The sale was handled by state Rep. Gerald S. "Jerry" Rehm, ...
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 1, 1990
A Piece of Blue Sky / Part 8 Chapter 4 — Dropping the Body — Lyle Stuart Inc.
Dec 28, 1989
Church of Spiritual Technology began buying land in 1980 — Ferndale Enterprise (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Ferndale Enterprise (California)
The Church of Spiritual Technology began buying land in The Mattole in 1980 and is paying taxes on the more than 3,000 acres it owns there, according to reports in the County Assessor's office. The county apparently has given permission to the church to build its "quasi-public archival storage facility" for church documents and a new "primary residence" on the land on which two ranch houses already exist. One, the former Ben Walker home, has been remodeled for the present caretaker. ...
Dec 14, 1989
It's called the Church of Spiritual Technology — Ferndale Enterprise (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Ferndale Enterprise (California)
The Church of Spiritual Technology, which owns some 3,000 acres in The Mattole, has a membership of 45 people; this, according to Michele Ouelette of "the Los Angeles area," who represents himself as a spokesman for the church. Those associated with the church are reluctant to speak, giving rise to rumors, many of them. The church is not L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology, as many thought, according to Ouelette, nor is it the Church of Science and Technology, as reported ...
Aug 10, 1989
Scientologists continue expansion in Florida town — Associated Press
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The City Commission here has approved a site plan for a three-story addition on Clearwater Harbor property owned by the Church of Scientology, now the city's fourth largest property owner. The preliminary document was sent to city planners late Thursday after a testy public hearing involving proponents and opponents. Scientologists moved their religious headquarters to Clearwater in 1975 when they bought the old For Harrison Hotel. The group has since bought 11 other Clearwater properties, bringing total ...
Aug 4, 1989
Scientology is back at City Hall // Clearwater commissioners discuss church's influence — Clearwater Times (Florida)
More: link, news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Curtis Krueger
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — City commissioners presided over a debate Thursday on a thorny topic that had not raged in City Hall for years — whether the Church of Scientology helps or hurts Clearwater. And in a side issue, a Scientology official said the organization would rather renovate its existing buildings in downtown Clearwater and possibly consolidate them, rather than buy more local land. The organization owns 12 parcels, mostly in downtown Clearwater, worth more than $21-million. A Scientology planning official said the ...
Jul 18, 1989
Church group plans to expand: Scientology courses to be taught in new building — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com
Jul 14, 1989
Judge holds up Scientology auction // Court to decide whether church has to pay taxes — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Teresa Burney
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A judge has decided to stop the auction of Church of Scientology property until a court can decide whether the church has to pay the taxes. The church and the Pinellas County property appraiser have disagreed for years about whether the church, which has its spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, must pay taxes on the property it owns in the county. The property appraiser's office has sent the church tax bills every year and the church has refused to pay ...
Jul 13, 1989
Scientology's changing strategy... Confront controversy, gain converts, and make money — Newkirk Herald Journal (Oklahoma)
More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Jun 13, 1989
Scientology buildings may be auctioned — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Seattle lawyer Walter D. Palmer says it was strictly "a business decision." But a result of an investment he made with business associate John G. Ritchie could result in a forced sale of Church of Scientology buildings in downtown Clearwater. And holding the auction for the men would be the Pinellas County government. Scientology lawyer Paul B. Johnson said he will seek an injunction to stop the sale. The proposed auction, which Palmer suggested two weeks ago, relates to Scientology's annual ...
Jun 6, 1989
High court strikes at Scientology // Ruling will stop tax deductions — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayers can't deduct the cost of Church of Scientology courses and counseling. In Clearwater, where the church has its headquarters and is locked in legal battles with the city and the Pinellas County Property Appraiser, local officials were encouraged by the ruling. The 5-2 ruling written by Justice Thurgood Marshall said that money paid to the church by Scientologists for training and a form of counseling called "auditing" are more like fees for ...
Jun 2, 1989
Judge removes himself from Scientology case — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A Pinellas judge presiding over a Scientology tax dispute has removed himself from the case because of a newspaper report that cited a real estate transaction between the judge and the Church of Scientology. The St. Petersburg Times reported in December that Circuit Judge Howard P. Rives, who was presiding over a lawsuit concerning taxes on Scientology properties, sold one of those properties to the church in 1979. Rives said in December that there was no conflict in his role because ...
Dec 24, 1988
Tax suits involve land sold by judge / Rives says he'll step aside in Scientologists' case — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 23, 1988
Changing strategy: Scientology now steps right up to controversy — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen Koff
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
After years of sparring with the townsfolk and veiling itself in secrecy, the Church of Scientology has succeeded in turning Clearwater into its spiritual mecca. Scientologists quietly run teen nightclubs, schools, day-care centers, management consulting firms and other businesses, records and interviews show. Now the strategy of the organization, longtime observers say, is to confront controversy, gain converts and make money - lots of it. Scientology's Clearwater operation brings in $1.5-million to $2-million a week, say church watchers who include Clearwater ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 10, 1988
Church of Scientology sues property appraiser — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
May 18, 1988
Use of secret computer codes being investigated — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jane Meinhardt
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The caller dialed in secret access codes to the computer, codes assigned to the building inspectors for reporting inspection results. According to the information the caller dialed into the computer about 11 p.m. April 14, a new art gallery in Clearwater had passed final inspections. But building officials became suspicious. The building inspector who supposedly did the inspections was on vacation when the calls were made. And the inspector had made no final inspections at the gallery. The secret computer access ...
Mar 6, 1988
Scientologists acquire Hollywood landmark — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ruth Ryon
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Hedda Hopper, Charlie Chaplin, Al Jolson and Cecil B. DeMille were all office tenants in a Hollywood landmark that sold a few days ago for about $5 million. The Guaranty Building, on the northeast corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, was built in 1923, and was designed by John C. Austin, who also designed the Griffith Park Observatory and Shrine Auditorium. The 12-story building, called "the first major high-rise built outside of downtown Los Angeles" in the Greater L. A. ...
Mar 3, 1988
Debate over sect fades — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Debbie Long
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In 1975 the Church of Scientology, cloaked in secrecy, made this waterfront city its international headquarters. A lengthy outcry ensued when the public became aware the sect — under another name — bought a Clearwater landmark, the Fort Harrison Hotel. The Scientologists subsequently bought many other parcels of downtown Clearwater property, posting guards to keep the curious at bay. When the public and press asked questions about the aims of the Church of Scientology, sect leaders became mum about ...
Feb 26, 1988
Art gallery planned for old Gray Moss Inn — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jul 30, 1987
Court ruling could affect local Scientology case — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Aug 27, 1986
Sect: It won't happen again — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Lesley Collins
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — What was thought to be a roofing job under way on the Fort Harrison Hotel's 10th-floor sundeck turned out to be gutter repairs, building officials confirmed Tuesday. So Chief of Building Inspections Dave Christiansen said he's not sure whether the Church of Scientology needed a permit for such minor repair work or even a licensed contractor. A pot of hot tar burst into flames about 4 p.m. Sunday at the sect's Clearwater retreat at 210 N. Fort Harrison Ave. ...
Aug 27, 1986
The Bare-Faced Messiah Interviews // Interview with Kima Douglas
Type: Press
Kima Douglas was very much a typical Scientologist during her years in the Church, from 1968 to 1980: she was young, English-speaking, well-educated and totally committed. She was well-qualified to join L. Ron Hubbard's naval élite, the Sea Org, which had been founded in 1967. Her past nursing experience in her home country of Rhodesia was discovered at a time when Hubbard's health was rapidly deteriorating and for seven years, from 1973 to 1980, she became a unique combination of nurse, ...
Jul 31, 1986
Sect's purchase ousts tenants — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Lesley Collins
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology paid $4.6 million Friday for a 200-unit Skycrest apartment complex to house its growing staff. The church now owns 11 pieces of property — five of which are used as dormitories. And while sect staff members are getting new lodgings, residents at Hacienda Gardens Apartments, 551 N. Saturn Ave., are being shown the door. They can stay at the complex until their current leases expire — but no longer. "We purchased it to provide additional ...
Feb 20, 1986
Hubbard never saw the compound sect built for him — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Feb 16, 1986
Hubbard dwelt in an enigmatic haze / Tour of Scientology founder's ranch throws some light on his last days — Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)
Feb 1, 1986
Cash flowed from Hubbard's ranch — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
More: forums.whyweprotest.net, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ronnie D. Smith
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Creston — Actor Robert Mitchum once quartered horses at the Whispering Winds ranch, four miles South of Creston. Until last week, it was the closest this town of 270 people had come to celebrity. Last week Church of Scientology founder Lafayette Ronald Hubbard died here. Hubbard, a science fiction writer who turned a book he wrote called "Dianetics" into a church making $100 million a year, was both worshipped by Scientologists and condemned by those who fled the church, claiming to ...
Jan 23, 1986
Tempers flare over hotel closing — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Sep 26, 1985
Church of Scientology withdraws from deal to buy Altadena site — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Arax
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology has backed out of an agreement to purchase a 198-acre former hospital complex in the Altadena foothills, ending three months of controversy in which some local residents charged that the group was a cult seeking to establish a base of operations there. Scientology officials last week withdrew their application for a conditional-use permit for the former LaVina Hospital complex. In a letter to the county's Regional Planning Commission, the group said it had found another site more ...
Sep 22, 1985
Scientologists withdraw from Altadena deal — Los Angeles Times (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Arax
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The Church of Scientology has backed out of an agreement to purchase a 198-acre former hospital complex in the Altadena foothills, ending three months of controversy in which some local residents charged that the group was a cult seeking to establish a base of operations here. Scientology officials last week withdrew their application for a conditional-use permit for the former LaVina Hospital complex. In a letter to the county's Regional Planning Commission, the group said it had found another site more ...
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