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May 20, 2010 Software firm founder pleads not guilty in slaying of ex-partner — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Denver Channel (Colorado)
BRIGHTON, Colo. – An Adams County software firm founder accused in the execution-style shooting of his former business partner pleaded not guilty Thursday. William Rex Fowler is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of Thomas Ciancio at their office, Fowler Software Design. The case has been marked by bizarre revelations ever since heavily armed SWAT officers surrounded the building near Federal Heights, unsure whether the "gunman" was barricaded inside. During the initial confusion, the 42-year-old Ciancio, the former ...
Jan 27, 2010 Man's Scientology faith ripples through AdCo murder probe // Victim accused software firm founder of diverting $200,000 to unidentified 'church' — Denver Channel (Colorado)
Denver Channel (Colorado)
ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Among the mysteries in software firm founder William Rex Fowler's alleged killing of ex-partner Thomas Ciancio is whether Fowler's self-professed devotion to the Church of Scientology played a role in the workplace shooting. The 58-year-old Fowler was charged last week with premeditated, first-degree murder in the Dec. 30 shooting of Ciancio, who had gone to Fowler Software Design to receive a $9,900 severance payment, according to a statement by an Adams County sheriff's detective supporting Fowler's arrest. ...
Jul 6, 2009 Wife sues Narconon, says deception, civil / human rights abuse, intolerant culture exist
A lawsuit was filed in Nevada County, CA last week by a woman who paid for rehabilitation help for her then fiance, only to find out that she was repeatedly deceived and the services were dangerous and not as promised. Scientology practices, made Daniel Locatelli subject to verbal attacks, often of an anti gay substance. He was denied medical care when he needed it and the staff kept him and his belongings against his will when he asked to leave. He ...
May 6, 2008 Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 3: Thistle Street Lane
Mar 17, 2008 Cult Friction — Radar Online
After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match?
By John Cook
Masked hackers have declared war on Scientology. Could the celebrity-friendly religion be in its final days? (Photo: Sam Comen)
This article is from the April issue of Radar Magazine. For a risk-free issue, click here
Clearwater is prepared for its enemies. It's a warm, if ...
Mar 1, 2003 Scientologists establish missions in their back yard / A Belleair storefront opened more than a year ago to spread "hope for man." Four more sites are planned in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 2, 2002 Marmora and Lake Dec 02/2002 6:30 P.M. // Adopted minutes of Dec 02/2002 More: link
PUBLIC MEETING BY-LAW 2002-23 REZONING The By-law proposes THAT, BY-LAW 18/81 be and the same is hereby amended by By-law 2002-23 which will amend the zone category of approximately 2.26 acres in Lot 6 Concession 3, 21R3738 P1, Roll 141-010-17400, 102513 Highway 7 from C1, Highway Commercial, to C1-S, Highway Commercial Site Specific to allow a Motel which includes a drug free, drug rehabilitation, detoxification, education, training centre, (the program is residential whereby students are provided boarding/lodging under supervision from the ...
Sep 9, 1999 Scientology's revenge — New Times Los Angeles
Aug 24, 1998 Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Nov 19, 1997 Secret lives: Lafayette Ron Hubbard [video] — Channel 4 (UK) More: transcript, local copy of transcript
Channel 4 (UK)
VOICES: "We were saving the world, we were convinced that Hubbard was the returned saviour and that his techniques and his knowledge and his majesty would eventually bring all mankind to an enlightened state and that was what we were doing..." "There were some things about him that I do feel were rather dangerous. I felt so much under his spell that I told my room-mate that if ever I told her that I was going to marry this man, she ...
Jun 22, 1996 Scientologists focus talks on spiritual freedom // Profiles in faith — Santa Barbara News-Press More: link
Santa Barbara News-Press
Since its founding in 1954, the Church of Scientology has sparked some fear, mistrust and controversy. This doesn't surprise the Rev. Lee Holzinger, 38, minister of the Santa Barbara Church of Scientology. "We are different from other churches in many ways," he said. "How could anything come along that is so fundamentally important to life and society and not rouse controversy?" The church was involved in a 40-year battle with the Internal Revenue Service that ended Oct 1, 1993 when the ...
Jul 13, 1995 The Big Story: Inside the Cult (video) — Carlton Television More:
Youtube, transcript Mar 28, 1994 Scientology: the inside story — Secrets of Saint Hill — The Argus (UK) More: link
The Argus (UK)
Special investigation by chief reporter PAUL BRACCHI [A very small picture of Mr. Bracchi is shown.] [A picture of a man in a long military coat with brass buttons is shown. Below the picture is this title: "A Scientologist out on liberty time in a miliary-style greatcoat."] THEY dress like naval officers. But the uniforms, complete with epaulettes and brass buttons, are not what they seem. These men and women do not belong to the armed services...they are Scientologists. Most of ...
Jul 27, 1984 Inside the sanctuary of sinister slave cult — Daily Express (UK) More: link
Daily Express (UK)
AN ENGLISH country garden. Beautiful lush lawns, flower beds of startling colour. But a young, dark-haired girl presents a bizarre spectacle as she sits cross-legged on the lawn eating her lunch oblivious to the summer storm pouring down on her head. Two other girls lovingly entwined in each other's arms march past in the shadow of the 18th century Manor House. All wear a naval-type uniform, dark blue with lashings of gold braid. The whole scene is surreal, like something from ...
Mar 31, 1984 Scientologists win court ban on revelation — The Scotsman (UK) More: link
The Scotsman (UK)
The Church of Scientology in Denmark were granted a court order by a Scottish judge yesterday banning six former members of their church who formed a breakaway group from publishing or divulging to anyone copies of "secret scriptures" alleged to have been stolen from the church in Copenhagen. Lord Cameron, at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, granted interim interdict to the church after hearing that two of the group, Mr Robin Scott and his wife, Adrienne, and others had set ...
Sep 2, 1983 Plans are made to publish here the new novel from one of the most mysterious authors — Publishing News (UK) More: link
Publishing News (UK)
In a newish sort of castle in Sussex a suite of rooms, with private bar, an electric organ, and an elegant writing desk complete with pens and an unopened pack of his favorite cigarettes, await one of the world's most prolific and richest authors. Yet the rooms, cleaned regularly, remain unused; the chair behind the desk has not been sat upon for over fifteen years, though the man for whom all this is carefully — even lovingly maintained — has sold ...
Aug 27, 1978 Scientology: A long trail of controversy — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
On May 14, 1951,
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
wrote to the U.S. attorney general to plead for help in fending off a Communist conspiracy, dedicated, he averred, to destroying him. "When, when, when," he wrote, "will we have a roundup?" Rambling through
seven single-spaced typewritten pages
, the letter was, to all appearances, the heartfelt cry of a troubled man. A successful science fiction writer in the 1940s, L. Ron Hubbard, as he signed himself, had gone on to bigger things. ...
Mar 27, 1976 Scientologists deny charges, say facts used out of context — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 26, 1976 Scientology called 'anti-God' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 26, 1976 Snyder calls Scientology 'anti-God' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 24, 1976 Former Scientologists vow fight against cult — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 12, 1976 Scientology critic fired from radio job — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Jan 29, 1976 Church of Scientology says it is real buyer of Fort Harrison / Controversial sect founder helped set up the financing — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 1, 1971 The Scandal of Scientology - 08 The British and Australian Orgs — Tower Publications, Inc.
Jan 1, 1971 The Scandal of Scientology - 10 The Suppressives — Tower Publications, Inc.
Jan 1, 1970 Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 4: Scientology — Delacorte Press
Aug 3, 1969 Religion or business? // Practices of Scientology being investigated again — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Los Angeles Times (California)
RELIGION OR BUSINESS? Practices of Scientology Being Investigated Again By John Dart Times Religion Writer [Picture / Caption: YOUNG INITIATES — The Rev. Robert Bobo talks with two children who are taking Scientology courses. The photo on the wall is of the founder of the worldwide group, L. Ron Hubbard.] The mimeographed notice looked more like a secret police communique than a church message. It informed "those concerned" that a certain 20-year-old girl "is hereby declared a Suppressive Person and assigned ...
Narconon Gulf Coast, Inc.: Form 990 filings
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