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May 11, 1982
Scientologists decline to call witnesses, say hearings are a 'circus' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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May 9, 1982
Ex-Scientologists describe illegal activities — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Why, Robert Dardano was asked, had he done it — why had he participated with other Scientologists in burglaries and theft of documents and smear campaigns against the church's perceived enemies? Because he was convinced, the slender, soft-spoken Dardano told Clearwater city commissioners, "that Scientology was going to save the planet and free the world. "That we were right and everyone else was wrong," Dardano, a 31-year-old Boston resident, was one of eight witnesses to testify Saturday during commission ...
May 8, 1982
Scientology critics parade to hearings — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Six more witnesses denounced the Church of Scientology and its practices Friday during public hearings on the organization. For the third straight day, the critical testimony was a mixture of information concerning Scientology's Clearwater operations and church activities elsewhere. City commissioners, who are having the hearings, heard from: * Casey Kelly, 23, who joined Scientology to crusade against "war," "crime" and "insanity" but later became disenchanted with long hours and low pay as a church employee here. * Rosie ...
May 7, 1982
Ex-Scientologists detail grim lifestyle — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Life at the Church of Scientology's Fort Harrison Hotel was so miserable, Lori Taverna remembered Thursday, that "I felt that I was in . . . an insane asylum." Casey Kelly recalled being distressed by the hard work and low pay. "Here I was, working 70 to 80 hours a week, and I was making $20," Kelly said. "This did not jive." Eventually both Kelly, 23, and Ms. Taverna, 39, quit Scientology. Thursday they testified before Clearwater city commissioners ...
May 7, 1982
Scientology foes lambaste each other — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — L. Ron Hubbard Jr., now known as Ron DeWolf, and Paulette Cooper agree on at least two things. Each says Scientology is a fraud. Each says the other is untrustworthy and out to make a buck from criticizing Scientology. "He's such a liar," Ms. Cooper said of DeWolf. Later she referred to DeWolf's father, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, and added, "He's a chip off the old block." DeWolf said he holds a similar view of Ms. Cooper. HE ...
May 6, 1982
Scientology founder's son: Father a liar — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
What they said: [Picture / Caption: Attorney Michael J. Flynn promised that Wednesday's testimony "is just laying the foundation" for revelations concerning Clearwater.] [Picture / Caption: "If Hubbard decides to leave this planet, he will take these people with him," said former Scientologist Edward Walters, drawing a comparison to the late Rev. Jim Jones.] [Picture / Caption: "My father only knew how to do one thing and that was to destroy people," said the former L. Ron Hubbard Jr., now known ...
May 4, 1982
Anti-Scientology lawyer gets police protection — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER —The city of Clearwater has assigned police protection to Michael J. Flynn, the man who is leading the city's charge against the Church of Scientology. The church ridiculed the move as a "publicity stunt." Plainclothes Clearwater police officers are guarding Flynn, a Boston lawyer who is the city's $80,000 consultant for public hearings on church activities that begin Wednesday and are scheduled to continue through May 15. City Manager Tony Shoemaker said he ordered around-the-clock protection as a precaution, and ...
May 3, 1982
A confrontation of city vs. church scheduled this week — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — After six and a half years of uneasy, often hostile coexistence, the city of Clearwater this week embarks on its first formal confrontation with the Church of Scientology. In a series of hearings beginning Wednesday, the City Commission will conduct a public investigation of the controversial group. The architect of the hearings — a brash Boston lawyer named Michael J. Flynn — says the proceedings will "demonstrate the fraudulent, commercial and criminal activities" of Scientology. Church officials derisively predict ...
May 3, 1982
Poor image plagued church from start — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: 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 ...
May 1, 1982
Suit to stop Scientology hearings rejected — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Apr 28, 1982
Court asked to stop hearings on Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Apr 28, 1982
Ex-Scientologist embittered by failure of reform movement in church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLREAWATER — At 52, F. Brown McKee is bitter, disillusioned and out of a job. McKee is not a victim of the slumping economy. Instead, he is a casualty little publicized reform movement that has emerged within the controversial Church of Scientology. Church spokesmen downplay the extent of internal unrest. But dissidents say Scientologists throughout the country are unhappy and want changes in the way the church is run. Their concern mirror those of the public at large — the recent ...
Apr 26, 1982
Scientologists' open house draws 50 curious guests — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 9, 1982
Supreme court won't hear Scientologists' appeals — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Harwood
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
Mitchell Hermann and Francine Vannier now have a choice: They can talk to a federal grand jury about the Church of Scientology or they can go to jail. The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to hear appeals by the two Scientologists of their contempt of court convictions. The contempt finds were issued in June 1981 by U.S. District Judge Ben Krentzman in Tampa after Hermann and Mrs. Vannier refused to testify before the grand jury about the church's activities in Clearwater. ...
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