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Jul 24, 1983 Scientologists seem to be on buying blitz — The Ledger (Florida) More: news.google.com
The Ledger (Florida)
A best-selling adventure novel by a controversial figure who has not been seen in public for years has become the focus of concern among some book sellers. The book sellers said they belleve that "Battlefield Earth" by L. Ron Hubbard is being bought in large numbers in their stores by members of the Church of Scientology, founded by the reclusive Hubbard, as part of an effort to boost it onto the country's best-seller lists. Some book sellers and critics of Hubbard ...
Jul 14, 1983 $42 Million suit filed against Scientologists — Associated Press
Members of a Church of Scientology splinter group have filed a $42 million suit against the church, alleging fraud, slander and breach of contract. The suit was filed here last week on behalf of Bent Corydon, former director of the Riverside Scientology mission and member of the new Church of Sciologos. It seeks $40 million in punitive damages plus real damages of $1.83 million, said Corydon's attorney, Paul Morantz of Pacific Palisades. The suit is a cross-complaint to a $6.2 million ...
Dec 25, 1982 Ex-aide tells of Hubbard try to gain Nobel Prize — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Dec 9, 1982 Scientologists in Riverside break off from central church — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Dec 4, 1982 Oh, where, oh where has L. Ron Hubbard gone? — Flint Journal (Michigan)
Nov 23, 1982 Scientology founder's fate: Dead or alive? — USA Today More: link
L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology founder, is dead. Or mentally incompetent. Or alive and well. The status of the wealthy 71-year-old author depends on whether you're talking to his estranged son or his wife. In Los Angeles, the two are mounting a courtroom tug-of-war over Hubbard's estate. Ronald E. DeWolf claims his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, and wants control of the estate. Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, filed suit Friday to block DeWolf's probate court action. If anyone knows ...
Oct 17, 1981 The Narconon sting: Scientology's Minnesota drug scam — Twin Cities Reader More: link
Paul Fishman Maccabee
Twin Cities Reader "Narconon is the ONLY successful drug rehabilitation program on the planet." L. Ron Hubbard, Founder of Church of Scientology "Narconon was definitely a con. It was bullsh• t. Those guys were forcing guys into Scientology." Narconon graduate St. Cloud Prison, Minnesota [Picture of internal memo: "We are expanding the Scientology drug rehabilitation programs, primarily through NARCONON. During the coming months we plan to get NARCONON programs into many additional prisons, rehabilitation centers and the armed forces. We also have plans to open ... Oct 2, 1981 Funds pledged after TV drug show may filter to Scientology-linked group — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
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