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ardon m. pallasch • auditing • brian anderson • cheryl waldrip • cost • david miscavige • death • florida • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • internal revenue service (irs) • joan wood • kennan g. "ken" dandar • kevin shinkle • lawsuit • lisa mcpherson • membership • pat harney • paul b. johnson • real estate • richard a. haworth • settlement • super power/flag building (formerly, gray moss inn) @ 215 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • tampa tribune (florida) • tax matter
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Sep 28, 2010
Fed judge to state judge: Butt out of Scientology case — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Elaine Silvestrini
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA — In a rare clash between courts, a federal judge today said he will order a state judge not to interfere with a lawyer's handling of a federal case involving the Church of Scientology. A visibly irritated U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday granted a motion by lawyer Kennan Dandar, who is representing the estate of Kyle Thomas Brennan in a wrongful death suit against the church. Merryday told Scientology attorneys they "have forced my hand on this issue." The ...
Sep 21, 2010
Editorial // In court with Scientology — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
The Church of Scientology is practicing its aggressive form of litigation management against a longtime legal protagonist who has twice represented clients whose relatives died while in the care of church members. Lawyers for the church are using a secret settlement agreement in a state case to try to remove Tampa lawyer Ken Dandar from a federal case they claim has no merit. They persuaded a state judge to order Dandar off the federal case. Trouble is, the federal case is ...
Jun 3, 2010
Church of Scientology buys historic Ybor Square — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: tbo.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Kathy Steele
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA - The Church of Scientology is poised to become steward of perhaps the most iconic brick-and-mortar symbol of this fabled cigar town's history — a move that could signal a greater presence for Scientologists just outside downtown Tampa. The church recently purchased Ybor Square for about $7 million, records show. The three-building complex at 1911 N. 13th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues, is the former home of what was once the largest cigar factory in the world. Built in ...
Jun 1, 2009
Scientology proponents, critics banned from Wikipedia editing — Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ray Reyes
Source: Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Wikipedia has blocked users from the Church of Scientology, along with Scientology's critics, from editing articles about the church found on the online encyclopedia. A team of 15 senior editors called an arbitration committee had been keeping an eye on the more than 400 articles about Scientology and noticed a series of additions and deletions that slanted the bias of the entries, Wikipedia spokesman Jay Walsh said. Some of the IP addresses of users editing the articles came from Church of ...
Feb 17, 2009
Mother sues Scientologists over son's 2007 death — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Elaine Silvestrini
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA - A mother is blaming Scientologists for her disabled son's death, which police ruled a suicide. Victoria L. Britton has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Scientologists, including her son's father, of taking his antidepressant prescription from him and giving him access to a loaded gun. A police investigation, however, concluded that Kyle Brennan, exhibiting symptoms of schizophrenia, willingly stopped taking medication before he visited his father and that there was "no evidence they were purposely kept from" him. Brennan, 20, ...
Aug 9, 2008
Scientologists Buy 5 More Acres To 'Play With' — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology has added to its downtown property holdings, buying a 5-acre waterfront parcel from church members whose plans for a condominium failed. The church paid $10 million for the property along North Fort Harrison Avenue but has no plans for it, church spokeswoman Pat Harney said Thursday. It could become part of the church's expansion of the Sandcastle complex that fronts Clearwater Harbor, she said. "Now we have a little more land to play with," Harney ...
Apr 12, 2008
About 200 Protest Scientology — Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jamie Pilarczyk
Source: Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER - The Internet-based group Anonymous held its third protest in about three months Saturday outside the headquarters of the Church of Scientology. Although it started with about 50 people at 3 p.m., the number swelled to about 200 an hour later. Joshua Nussbaum, 20, an organizer, said the point of Saturday's protest was to focus public attention on what he says is the church's practice of ostracizing loved ones perceived as a threat. Elizabeth Daly-Watts, Clearwater public safety spokeswoman, said ...
Dec 18, 2007
Scientology's Status Misrepresented — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Pat Harney
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
The Associated Press article, "Germany Officials Call For Scientology Ban" that ran in the Tribune Dec. 10 omits the fact that the German Ministers of Interior conference Dec. 7 did not vote for a motion to instigate procedures to ban Scientology. Instead, those officials recognized that there is no evidence to support such a motion. Furthermore, Federal Minister of Interior Wolfgang Schauble in an interview with German Radio, also on Dec. 7, conceded that there is no legal basis for such ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 27, 2007
The NRA of cults strikes yet again — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Daniel Ruth
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
This was a bit like a special interest group coming out in Old Yelleresque, foaming-at-the-mouth opposition to the Bald Eagle, Betty Ford and the Gerber Baby. But there he was, a chap by the name of Ken Kramer, growing more apoplectic than Alec Baldwin getting ready for visitation day at the prospect the Florida Legislature might create something called the Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention, charged with - well, you know, preventing suicide. Kramer attempted to organize a letter-writing campaign, encouraging ...
Feb 2, 2007
Scientologists Pledge To Finish Vacant Shrine — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Feb 1, 2007
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Baird Helgeson
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship Posted Feb 1, 2007 by Vidisha Priyanka Updated Feb 1, 2007 at 03:37 PM By BAIRD HELGESON The Tampa Tribune CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology’s mammoth new spiritual shrine has stood vacant and unfinished for years, its dusty Mediterranean-style shell surrounded by patches of scrubby grass and “no trespassing” signs. Now church officials say they are ready to resume work on the building as it has racked up more than $55,000 in fines for not ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 9, 2006
Scientologists spreading into Plant City, beyond — Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Baird Helgeson, Ray Reyes
Source: Tampa Bay Tribune (Florida)
Scientologists describe their religion as a cathartic journey toward happiness and clarity of mind. Church of Scientology critics call it kooky science fiction disguised as religion. Whatever you believe, the church says it is growing. Although the church's membership remains a much-debated mystery, its land holdings tell the story of a robust organization in the midst of a new chapter of growth. Worldwide, Scientologists say they have bought 21 buildings they plan to turn into churches. Still, some former Scientologists and ...
Jun 11, 2003
Church withdraws venue change request — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientologists will let the trial "determine the ability to empanel an unbiased jury." CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology officials thought hard before making public a survey they commissioned that found widespread negative opinions about Scientology. The church then used the survey to argue that negative media reports had prejudiced Tampa Bay area residents so badly that the church could not get a fair trial in an upcoming civil case. The trial should be moved, they said. Church officials knew the survey ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 23, 2001
Testimony: Church of Scientology spurred critic's arrest — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): David Sommer
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — For months, a high-profile attorney for a prominent critic of the Church of Scientology has tried to show the church is behind a minor drug charge against his client. Now, on the eve of Jesse Prince's trial on a misdemeanor charge of growing marijuana, defense lawyer Denis de Vlaming has hit what he considers pay dirt. Pinellas County Judge Michael Andrews still must decide whether jurors get to hear how private detectives working for the church shadowed Prince for ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 15, 1997
Scientology documents sealed in wrongful death case — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: xenu-directory.net
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeffrey Stidham, Cheryl Waldrip
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
TAMPA — A judge in a wrongful death case accusing the Church of Scientology of negligence has temporarily sealed three documents that for three years have been posted on the Internet. The documents — reportedly church instructions on handling members' illnesses — were included among papers filed in a lawsuit that claims a 36-year-old woman died after Scientologists ignored her medical needs. An autopsy found Lisa McPherson died in December 1995 of a blood clot brought on by "severe dehydration and ...
Mar 25, 1997
The Scientology problem — Wall Street Journal
More: holysmoke.org, link
Type: Press
Source: Wall Street Journal
As no doubt befits a society founded by Pilgrims, America has a long tradition of controversial movements maturing to success, whether Mormons or Christian Scientists or Jehovah's Witnesses. Today, the latest cult forcing itself to our attention is the Church of Scientology. Scientology was founded in the early 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. He fashioned a creation myth around Xenu, who froze and transported thetan souls to volcanoes in Teegeeack, now earth. The creed holds that humans ...
Mar 16, 1997
Who can stand up? — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Frank Rich
Source: New York Times
Can anyone stand up to the Church of Scientology? Such was the plaintive question asked by The St. Petersburg Times in an editorial last week, and with good reason. The great American religious saga of the 1990's may be the rise to power of a church that has successfully brought the Internal Revenue Service, the State Department and much of the American press to heel even as it did an end-run around the courts. As Douglas Frantz reported in The New ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 3, 1997
Baker-acted Scientologist released — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: whyaretheydead.info
Type: Press
Author(s): Sean Lengell
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER - A woman who was taken into police custody for a psychiatric evaluation after running barefoot from a Church of Scientology building and jumping into Clearwater Harbor has been released from the hospital, a church spokesman said Sunday. A Clearwater police officer on patrol early Saturday saw the woman sprint from the former Fort Harrison Hotel building downtown, used as a residence by the church, followed by a security guard. The officer followed the woman and offered assistance, but she ...
Jan 29, 1997
Scientology suit seeks access to records — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Jan 27, 1997
Did anyone notice Lisa looked bad? — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Jan 11, 1997
Scientologists promised to care for woman who later died — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Cheryl Waldrip
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — On the day Lisa McPherson signed herself out of Morton Plant Hospital's emergency room, fellow Scientologists promised to take good care of her. "Her friends at Scientology will watch her 24 hours a day and be sure that she gets the care that they want her to have and the patient wants to have," physician Flynn Lovett wrote in McPherson's medical records on Nov. 18, 1995. "I told them I felt this was OK." McPherson left with members of ...
Dec 22, 1996
Scientologist's death / A family searches for answers — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Dec 15, 1996
Mystery surrounds Scientologist's death — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: scientology-lies.com, rickross.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Cheryl Waldrip
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — After spending half her life as a member of the Church of Scientology, Lisa McPherson told friends she was ready to get out. At 36, she yearned to reunite with her mom and old friends and start a new life in Dallas. She hoped to visit them at Thanksgiving and vowed to be home for good by last Christmas. "She said she couldn't get into it over the phone but she said she had a lot to talk about," ...
Nov 21, 1993
Pinellas letters — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Oct 28, 1993
Scientology expansion may hit snag — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ardon M. Pallasch
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — With the Internal Revenue Service proclaiming them an official tax-free religion, the Church of Scientology had hoped to quickly launch a $42 million expansion downtown. But the city of Clearwater has put the church on notice that it might not be able to grow too fast. The six-story office tower and auditorium Scientologists plan to build across the street from their Fort Harrison Hotel may be so big that it qualifies as a "Development of Regional Impact" under the ...
Oct 21, 1993
Scientology ruling to be appealed — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ardon M. Pallasch
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — City commissioners will appeal a controversial ordinance to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary, to ensure they can enforce it, the city's attorney on the case said Wednesday. "They [city commissioners] are resolved to pursue forward and fight," said attorney Alan Zimmet, who is handling the appeal. But further appeals of the ordinance, which would require churches to disclose how they spend money donated by church members, would be foolish, said Richard Haworth, spokesman for the Church of Scientology. ...
Oct 20, 1993
Clearwater keeps secret on Scientology — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ardon M. Pallasch
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — City commissioners decided Tuesday how they'll handle an ordinance opposed by the Church of Scientology but won't say what their decision was. Mayor Rita Garvey said attorneys working on behalf of the city have filed an appeal to a federal appellate court ruling that declared parts of the ordinance unconstitutional, but she did not elaborate. All five city commissioners offered "no comments" about the substance of their secret meeting and referred questions to attorney Alan Zimmet, who did not ...
Oct 18, 1993
Who says this isn't a religion? — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Neil Cote
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — One thing about the Church of Scientology: the folks in charge sure do things the hard way. For 40 years, they feuded off and on with the Internal Revenue Service, which viewed Scientology as a for-profit brain-washing racket instead of just another religion in want of federal tax exemptions. At times, the feuding got awfully ugly, with Scientologists getting sent up the river for burglary and other niceties that church people don't normally commit — well at least those ...
Oct 16, 1993
Letters [Richard Haworth] — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Oct 14, 1993
Church declared tax-free — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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