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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Jan 24, 1983 Ministry of fear // Scandal rocks Scientology as the founder's wife goes to prison and his son turns prosecution witness — People magazine More: link
[Picture / Caption: Scientology's headquarters in L.A. was formerly the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. The church purchased It for $5 million In 1977.] Last October in San Francisco, some 70 local leaders of the Church of Scientology gathered to hear nine church executives harangue them about their shortcomings. Styling themselves with titles that ranged from the quasi-military ("Commander," "Warrant Officer") to the quasi-lunatic ("International Finance Dictator"), the men announced that they represented the new hierarchy of the organization, and that they ...
Jan 17, 1983 Struggle to control power, money splits Scientologists — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com Dec 19, 1982 A sect asunder? Scientology showing signs of schism — Kansas City Star
Nov 10, 1982 Scientology's status challenged in court — Australian Financial Review
Australian Financial Review
A VERY old and pure form of tax avoidance favoured by governments throughout the western world came before the High Court yesterday. The device is not available to individuals. First they must band together and become recognised as a religion, before they can take advantage of the tax exemptions which are provided by legislatures for religions, or religious organisations, or religious bodies. The case before the High Court concerned the Church of the New Faith, as it is known in Victoria, ...
May 6, 1982 Scientology no religion, court rules — West Australian More: link
MELBOURNE: The Victorian Full Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Church of the New Faith, practising scientology, was not a religion or a religious institution. The full court unanimously dismissed an appeal by the organisation against a ruling by Mr Justice Crockett in December 1980 that it was not a religious organisation. Mr Justice Crockett was dismissing an appeal against a decision by the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant the organisation an exemption from tax as a religious organisation. ...
May 3, 1982 Poor image plagued church from start — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, link
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Unlike some of his colleagues in the Clearwater business community, developer Alan Bomstein doesn't regard the Church of Scientology as a threat to the city's economic future. But he does agree that L. Ron Hubbard's 32-year-old, self-styled "religion" has an image problem. "The Church of Scientology," Bomstein says, "is the classic, textbook example of bad public relations." On the eve of City Commission hearings into church activities, there is little doubt that Scientology is the least popular institution in ...
Apr 1, 1982 Scientologists lose tax battle — The Advisor
Jan 13, 1982 Sect installs new powers that be — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 10, 1982 A tight corner for the Scientologists — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 8, 1982 Scientologists lose disclosure battle — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Jan 3, 1982 Scientology remains an issue in Clearwater — Clearwater Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Dec 30, 1981 Hearing today in Scientology tax case — Evening Independent (Florida)
Dec 18, 1981 Church of Scientology reorganizing — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 16, 1981 Scientologists file suit to remove lawyer hired by Clearwater from case — Evening Independent (Florida)
Sep 15, 1981 Anti-Scientology strategy urged — Clearwater Times (Florida)
Sep 12, 1981 Curb Scientology with ordinances, lawyer suggests — Clearwater Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Aug 4, 1981 Scientologists accuse city of collusion — Clearwater Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com Dec 19, 1980 Scientologists lose appeal / Not religious, Judge rules — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
MELBOURNE. - A Supreme Court judge in Melbourne ruled yesterday that the Church of the New Faith, practising scientology, was not a religious institution.
The church had asked Mr Justice Crockett to rule that it was a religious institution and not liable to pay State payroll tax.
The church had appealed against the refusal of the Commissioner of Payroll Tax to exempt it from paying payroll tax.
Mr Justice Crockett said an institution did not become religious in character simply because ...
Dec 19, 1980 Scientology religion claim sham, says judge — The Age (Australia)
The Age (Australia)
The Scientology organisation's claims to be a religion were a sham, a Supreme Court judge said yesterday. Some of its services were grotesque, a mockery of religion, he said.
Mr Justice Crockett made the comments in dismissing an appeal by the organisation, calling itself the Church of the New Faith, against a decision of the Commissioner of Payroll Tax not to grant it exemption from the tax as a religious institution.
The Guardian of the Melbourne Church of Scientology, the Reverend ...
Dec 1, 1980 Scientology's war against judges — The American Lawyer
James B. Stewart
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 ...
Oct 22, 1980 Scientologists announce plan to help community — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.ca
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, ...
Sep 12, 1980 Churches join Scientology fight // Challenge IRS denial of group's tax-exempt status — Los Angeles Times (California)
Apr 18, 1980 Scientology officials jailed for ignoring subpoenas — Clearwater Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, news.google.com
Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Church of Scientology spokesman Milt Wolfe and another church official were jailed Thursday for failing to respond to subpoenas by Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney James T. Russel. Wolfe and Ted Froyland, an official of the church's Ministry of Legal Affairs, were taken into custody by detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at 3 p.m., according to sheriff's spokesman Merrill Stebbins. After spending less than two hours in custody, the two Scientologists were released on their own recognisance by Circuit ...
Jan 24, 1980 The Scientology Papers: Hubbard still gave orders, records show — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Toronto ON — L. Ron Hubbard, the former science fiction writer who publicly resigned in 1966 from leadership of the Church of Scientology, continued to give orders to its leaders into 1977, a Washington court has been told. Evidence obtained in 1977 in raids on U. S. offices of the cult by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed there was a detailed program to cover up Mr. Hubbard's involvement in the leadership of Scientology. Called Operation Bulldozer Leak, it was part ...
Jan 9, 1980 Court tangle gave Scientology its first 'martyrs' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 9, 1980 Dispute over tax status goes to court — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
news.google.com, antisectes.net Dec 20, 1979 Scientology president is sorry his church harassed reporters — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 15, 1979 Scientologists agree to pay some back taxes — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 14, 1979 Scientologists may give in, pay back taxes today — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 7, 1979 Commission adopts anti-cult measures — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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