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anthony shoemaker • charles lecher • children, youth • city of clearwater 1982 hearings • clearwater times (florida) • dead agenting (black pr, smear campaign) • edward "eddie" walters • fort harrison hotel (also, flag land base) @ 210 south fort harrison avenue clearwater fl united states • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • gabriel "gabe" cazares • harassment • hugh wilhere • infiltration • john harwood • lavenda van schaick • laurie hollman • lawsuit • michael j. flynn • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • paul b. johnson • paulette cooper • rita garvey • scott mayer • steven girardi • suicide
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Nov 15, 1982
'Dianetics' ads are running into trouble — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
May 12, 1982
Group offers $3.25-million to buy hotel, motel from Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER—Four doctors, a certified public accountant, a lawyer and a businessman have offered the Church of Scientology $3.25-million in cash to buy the former Fort Harrison Hotel and Sandcastle Motel. The offer was made Tuesday, one day after the Clearwater City Commission ended its public hearings on Scientology. The church has 60 days to respond. Church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said he does not plan to meet with the group. "We get offers all the time" to buy property, he said, but ...
May 12, 1982
Scientologists' pamphlet material called misleading — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology promised Monday to give citizens of Clearwater "adequate information" about itself, but some people already are accusing the group of distributing misleading material. Others say the church's new policy of openness is merely an old policy to appear to be open and above-board. The skirmishing came as the Clearwater City Commission wrapped up five days of public hearings on Scientology and the church launched a media blitz intended to win over the public. The information ...
May 11, 1982
Scientologists decline to call witnesses, say hearings are a 'circus' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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May 11, 1982
Scientology starts publicity campaign — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Church of Scientology has embarked on a citywide publicity campaign in the wake of five days of public hearings on the sect by the Clearwater City Commission, a church minister said Monday. At a 10:30 a.m. press conference, Scientology spokesman the Rev. Hugh Wilhere announced the beginning of an "open house" publicity campaign. Less than an hour earlier church attorney Paul B. Johnson of Tampa had told the Commission he would not use the four days set aside for church ...
May 10, 1982
Sect to counterattack, city told — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Clearwater city commissioners received a warning and some advice Saturday as witnesses gave final testimony against the Church of Scientology during public hearings on the sect's activities. Scientologists' four-day time slot to present their side in the controversy begins Monday. Church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said Saturday night it has not been decided whether the sect will take advantage of its rebuttal time. The warning came near the end of the hearings as consultant Michael Flynn, the Boston attorney hired by the ...
May 10, 1982
Sect to participate in hearing today? — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Clearwater City Commission opens the second half of its public hearings on the Church of Scientology at 9 a.m. today. The next four days have been set aside for the sect to present its side of the story. As of Sunday, however, church spokesman Hugh Wilhere said no decision had been reached as to whether the organization will take advantage of its half of the forum. This past week, Tampa attorney Paul B. Johnson, the sect's attorney, said it is ...
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 9, 1982
Witnesses tell of break-ins, conpiracy — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
In a story of international intrigue, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology testified Saturday about a worldwide sect network involving infiltrations, conspiracies and smuggling. Scott Mayer, 38, told Clearwater city commissioners "I have personal experiences of all of these," in the forth day of the city's Scientology hearings, where legal consultant Michael Flynn paraded seven of his most damaging witnesses. Commissioners heard also from a former Guardian Office worker who said she used the sect's "confessional files" during ...
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
Fort Harrison: 'horror house' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
A 17-year veteran of the Church of Scientology told Clearwater city commissioners Thursday she lived through "horror" while staying at the former Fort Harrison Hotel three years ago. Lori Taverna, who said she broke with the sect two months ago, was asked by Mayor Charles LeCher to describe a "normal day" while she worked as a Scientology trainer. "Most of it was horror, so I don't know," said Mrs. Taverna, 39. But in about three hours of testimony during the second ...
May 7, 1982
Writer says sect harasses her — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
It has been 11 years since freelance writer Paulette Cooper published what she calls "the book that launched a thousand suits." And it has been about a week since she was served with the eighteenth lawsuit filed against her by the Church of Scientology. "I handled the eighteenth better," the thin, blond woman said Thursday. "But how can things not bother you? I work day and night to pay lawyers." Ms. Cooper, in Clearwater this week for the city's Scientology hearings, ...
May 6, 1982
Medium-sized crowd sees hearings opening — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
[Picture / Caption: A crowd looks on as the Clearwater City Commission begins hearings on the Church of Scientology.] CLEARWATER — Pushing 80, Stewart Wilson is too old and too sick to do the raucous anti-Scientology crusading he once enjoyed. But he came to Clearwater City Hall Wednesday with the Holy Bible and an American flag almost as big as Richard Tenney, the ex-city commissioner who led many of the anti-Scientology rallies, to show his opposition to the Clearwater-based organization. Wilson ...
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 ...
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)
Apr 4, 1982
'Lee' recounts sect horrors — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
As the woman they called "Lee" spoke from the church pulpit, the crowd, estimated at 1,000 was deathly quiet, hanging on every word. For most, it was the first time they had heard about the alleged goings-on within the Church of Scientology. They listened, somewhat in awe, as the 34-year-old Wisconsin woman recounted methodically her 12 years in the church. Then, as she spoke more passionately about the past two years, they heard of her emotional and physical struggle to break ...
Apr 2, 1982
Woman tells of Scientologists trying to exorcise 'demons' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Kerry J. Northrup
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A crowd estimated at 1,000 persons packed Clearwater's Trinity Presbyterian Church on Thursday night to hear a woman who clams to be a former Scientologist describe practices designed to exorcist demons. Refusing to identify herself other than as "Lee," the 34-year old Wisconsin woman told the audience that she had been a Scientologist for 12 years and had actively pursued secret exorcising procedures, part of the time at the organization's Clearwater headquarters. She said she was eventually ostracized for ...
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. ...
Mar 5, 1982
Clearwater hires lawyer to battle Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 27, 1982
Appropriation request soon on church hearings — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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