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May 26, 1981
Scientologists to open parochial school — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Citing "social problems" in the public schools, the Church of Scientology has decided to open its own parochial school for children of its staff members. Church spokesman Milt Wolfe said Monday the school will open by this fall in the former Quality Inn in the 2000 block of U.S. 19S, just north of Tri-City Plaza at U.S. 19 and E Bay Drive. The church bought the former motel in 1979 and uses it for staff quarters. The school will ...
Feb 18, 1981
Scientology spokesman faces 40 days in jail — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 15, 1981
Rotary Club rejects Scientology donation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 15, 1981
Scientologists start night patrols in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 15, 1981
Scientology not a religion, clergymen testify — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 14, 1981
Testimony in Scientology trial restricted — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 2, 1980
Local critics 'helpful' in revealing Priscilla Presley as Scientologist — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 1, 1980
Scientology's war against judges — The American Lawyer
Type: Press
Author(s): James B. Stewart
Source: The American Lawyer
On September 5, 1980, as U.S. District Court Judge Charles Richey was recuperating from two pulmonary embolisms and exhaustion, lawyers for the Church of Scientology and the Justice Department gathered before Judge Aubrey Robinson, Richey's successor in the two-year-old conspiracy case against 11 members of the Church of Scientology. Judge Richey had already convicted and sentenced nine of the original 11 defendants, but the remaining two, recently extradited from England, were about to go on trial. "Particularly from the standpoint of ...
Nov 1, 1980
Letters // Scientology should not be lauded for maintaining its own property — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
In the last few years the Scientologists have dumbfounded me again and again with their incredible attitude on numerous things. Again they are attempting to stretch a story to make their organization look like a benign, kindly angel in the City of Clearwater. I refer to your Clearwater Times edition of Oct. 22, a story entitled "Scientologists announce plan to help community," complete with artist's rendering of proposed facelift for the former Bank of Clearwater building purchased by the Scientologists ...
Oct 22, 1980
Scientologists announce plan to help community — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology president Ken Whitman announced Tuesday a four-point plan to increase the church's contributions to the community. At a morning press conference in the former Sandcastle Motel, which the Scientologists bought last year, Whitman said the church will begin a $50,000 facelift of the former Bank of Clearwater, purchased by the church in 1975. He said workers this week will begin repairing the roof, repainting the building, adding planters, including small trees, in front of the building, ...
Oct 18, 1980
Daughter of Scientology founder is questioned — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Attorneys for former Clearwater Mayor Gabriel Cazares questioned the daughter of L. Ron Hubbard Friday afternoon in an apparent attempt to ascertain the whereabouts of her elusive father — the founder of Scientology. According to one attorney present at the closed deposition, Diana Horowich testified that she does not know where her father is. The 28-year-old woman, whose bright red hair and round face resemble her father's, said she communicates with the 69-year-old Hubbard by means of messages left at the ...
Sep 6, 1980
Tarpon commissioner finds Scientology 'positive,' 'ethical' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 5, 1980
Courts clear the way for Scientology probe — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 5, 1980
Sign-waiving Scientology foe courts arrest during demonstration — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 4, 1980
Scientologists get 'stay away' message from Tarpon Springs — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Gary McElroy, Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce and Scientology critic Alex Cornell have taken separate shots at the Church of Scientology — with differing results. On Tuesday, the Tarpon Chamber board pared a resolution asking the church to kindly stay out of its city. On Wednesday, Cornell continued to urge motorists passing the church-owned Fort Harrison Hotel, 201 S Fort Harrison Ave., to show their displeasure with Scientology by honking their horns. The Chamber resolution was greeted with airy indifference ...
Aug 5, 1980
Sen. Eagleton's niece charged with extortion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
ST. LOUIS — A niece of Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo., has been charged with attempting to extort money by claiming to have damaging evidence against the senator. Eagleton told reporters Monday his niece threatened to release damaging material unless he forced the family-owned Missouri Pipe Fittings Co. to purchase her stock in the company. He said he refused to purchase the $220,000 in stock because he felt the money would have gone to the Church of Scientology, of which his ...
Jul 19, 1980
Former Scientologist opposes moving trial to California — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jun 28, 1980
Scientology suit trial site shifted — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology has won the first major skirmish in a $1.5-million damage suit brought against it by former Clearwater Mayor Gabriel Cazares and his wife Maggie. Circuit Judge Fred Bryson ruled Friday that there has been so much negative publicity about Scientology in Pinellas County that a fair and impartial jury could not be seated here. He ordered that the trial portion of the Cazares' suit be moved to Daytona Beach. Asked what factors led to his decision, Bryson ...
Jun 28, 1980
U.S. says Scientologists are still lying, cheating — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Stafford
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON — The government said Friday that agents of the Church of Scientology are still up to their old tricks of lying and cheating. The accusation was the latest round fired in the case of United States vs. Jane Kember and Morris Budlong. The two church leaders are scheduled for trial July 7 on charges involving theft of government documents. Kember and Budlong were indicted with nine other Scientologists in 1978. The nine, including Mary Louise Hubbard, wife of Scientology founder ...
Jun 1, 1980
60 Minutes: The Clearwater conspiracy — CBS News
May 17, 1980
Ouster of Scientology softball team sought — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The American Softball Association may be asked to strip the Church of Scientology of eligibility to play in the city of Clearwater-sponsored church softball league. Jim Altaffer, the association's Metro Commissioner, said the group of Clearwater-area church representatives wants the association to declassify the Scientology team as a church team and place it in the city's regular non-religious city league. The churches believe that Scientology is not a bona fide religion. The Scientologists say they are and add that ...
May 17, 1980
Scientologist chooses beliefs over parents — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Donald Haigler, a 23-year old Scientologist torn between love for his parent, and his religious sect, has reaffirmed his belief in Scientology. In a telephone interview Friday afternoon, the young Haigler said he loves his parents and is willing to see them frequently but he will not forsake Scientology, and he will not get involved with alleged "deprogramers," such as Nan McLean. Leon and Kathleen Haigler, who came to Clearwater with Mrs. McLean in hopes of convincing their son ...
May 17, 1980
Scientologist may face more contempt of court charges — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For the second time, Circuit Judge John S. Andrews has ordered Church of Scientology guardian Douglas Sadwick to appear in court to face possible contempt charges. Friday's order stemmed from Sadwick's continued refusal to cooperate in a criminal investigation of members of the Church of Scientology. On Monday, Andrews sentenced Sadwick to 90 days an jail for contempt of court. Sadwick is appealing the decision. Now Sadwick faces another possible jail sentence for his refusal to answer a series of questions ...
May 16, 1980
Tears flow as Scientologist meets with parents — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Tears of joy mingled with beads of sweat under a warm noontime gun Thursday when a young Scientologist embraced his father and mother on the steps of Clearwater City Hall. Crowded around them were officials of the Church of Scientology, church critics, news people and residents. No one interfered as the emotional seconds passed, and tears streamed quietly down the relieved faces of the family members. For Leon and Kathleen Haigler, a retired couple from Fairfax. Va., the embrace ...
May 7, 1980
State attorney: Scientologists tried to infiltrate my office — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney James T. Russell said Tuesday that members of the Church of Scientology have attempted to infiltrate his office at least five times since 1976. The alleged infiltration attempts failed because routine background checks on the job applicants revealed that hey were members of the Church of Scientology, Russell said. Asked if it was legal to turn down job applicants solely because they are Scientologists, Russell said, "I don't know, but I'd like to fight a lawsuit ...
Apr 25, 1980
Scientologist jailed for silence in racket probe — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology spokesman Milt Wolfe went to jail Thursday for refusing to cooperate in an investigation involving alleged racketeering, infiltration and harassment by church members. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge John S. Andrew, found Wolfe in contempt of court and sentenced him to 45 days for repeatedly refusing to answer a question put to him by investigators from State Attorney James T. Russell's office. ANDREWS ALSO refused to set bail for Wolfe, pending his appeal of the contempt citation, a ...
Apr 19, 1980
Scientologist Wolfe questioned by state attorney — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Facing possible contempt charges, Church of Scientology spokesman Milton Wolfe and a colleague submitted Friday to questioning by Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney James T. Russell's office. Wolfe and Ted Froyland, an officer of the church's Ministry of Legal Affairs, were jailed briefly Thursday afternoon for refusing to respond to subpoenas issued by Circuit Judge David Patterson. Russell said he wanted to question the two about a complaint they lodged against Clearwater City Commissioner Richard Tenney and in connection with a ...
Apr 18, 1980
Scientologists take on Reader's Digest — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology is apparently pulling out all the stops in a worldwide effort to block publication of a forthcoming Reader's Digest article critical of the church. Fearful that such an article in an 18-million circulation magazine would be damaging to Scientology, church officials have: * Instituted legal action against Reader's Digest in South Africa and reportedly in West Germany in an effort to block distribution of the may issue in those countries. * Threatened to sue Reader's Digest offices ...
Apr 5, 1980
For some it was hard to forsake Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Roberton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
On Dec. 13, former Scientologist LaVenda Van Schaick filed a $200-million class-action lawsuit against the Church of Scientology in Federal Court in Boston, contending that the church falsely promises to improve the lives of its members. Since then, 10 other ex-Scientologists have filed affidavits in support of the suit, giving a glimpse of life within Scientology. The church has filed a motion to dismiss that case. It also sued Mrs. Van Schaick and others, contending that she is "motivated by malice." ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 5, 1980
The Church of Scientology responds to ex-members' charges — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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