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The news about the news / American journalism in peril / A risky story

Title: The news about the news / American journalism in peril / A risky story
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2002
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Authors: Leonard Downie Jr., Robert G. Kaiser
Main source: randomhouse.com

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READ THE ARTICLE (Thanks to nytimes.com for access to their archives.): Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt New York Times March 9, 1997 By Douglas Frantz The Church of Scientology was founded in 1954 by a writer named L. Ron Hubbard. For years Scientology sought to persuade the Internal Revenue Service that it was a religion and deserved the same tax deduction given to traditional religious groups. Scientology took in hundreds of millions of dollars, and for decades ... [Read the rest at randomhouse.com]