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Church loads up for one last fight

Title: Church loads up for one last fight
Date: Sunday, 9 December 2001
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Deborah O'Neil
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CLEARWATER – No angry swarms picketed the Church of Scientology last week. No candlelight vigils. No TV cameras. No extra police patrols. For the first time in six years, the anniversary of the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson passed quietly. The McPherson maelstrom, which brought nightmarish publicity for the church, has ebbed dramatically, now that the high-profile criminal charges against the church were dropped and a raucous group of church critics recently left Clearwater. But one critical battle remains, one so ... [Read the rest at]