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May 11, 1982
Scientology hearings end — Clearwater Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
The Clearwater City Commission's Scientology hearings ended Monday with searing criticism from the church and a vow from commissioners that their efforts to regulate Scientology have only begun. Church lawyer Paul B. Johnson told commissioners they had conducted a biased "Roman circus" that has unjustly Scientology hearings end "embarrassed and scandalized" Scientology across the country. Though the city had offered the church four days to rebut witnesses and documents presented by Boston lawyer Michael J. Flynn, Johnson announced that the church ...
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 11, 1982
Sect lawyer calls hearings 'a Roman Circus,' walks out — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Calling Clearwater's public hearings on the Church of Scientology a "Roman Circus," the sect's lawyer walked out on the proceedings Monday. "The Church of Scientology has been embarrassed and scandalized," said Tampa attorney Paul B. Johnson before leaving. In a brief presentation as Monday's session began, Johnson chastised city commissioners for what he said was their lack of objectivity. He also questioned the selection of Boston attorney Michael Flynn as the city's consultant and the credibility of "handpicked" witnesses Flynn provided. ...
May 10, 1982
Sect to counterattack, city told — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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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 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
L. Ron Hubbard's son says his father 'destroys' foes [incomplete] — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of scientology, testified Wednesday his father was obsessed with controlling people and "destroyed" those who opposed him and the church. "My father only knew how to do one thing; that was destroy them," said L. Ronald Hubbard Jr., who has changed his name to Ronald Edward DeWolf. DeWolf contended also the elder Hubbard, fabricated most of the personal qualifications and scientific expertise he claimed when forming the sect. "I can say ...
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 6, 1982
Walters: 'They'll take the Kool-Aid' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater could be the scene of another Jonestown-type mass suicide when Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard dies, a former high-ranking church official said Wednesday. Edward Walters, the first witness called during Clearwater's public hearings into Scientology practices, said under oath that many Scientologists are "addicted" to Hubbard the way members of the People's Temple were to their leader, the Rev. Jim Jones. "If Hubbard decides to leave this planet he'll take the others with him—they ...
May 6, 1982
Witnesses are critical of church — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Ward
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology deceives, brainwashes and takes money from its followers, and its founder is a man who beat his wife and is preoccupied with sex, two witnesses told the City Commission Wednesday. The hearings are being held by the city to investigate church practices. One of those witnesses was the 47-year-old son of church founder L Ron Hubbard. Another witness was Ed Walters, a former high-ranking church official, who said followers are encouraged to donate all their ...
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 4, 1982
Petitioners back hearings on sect — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The Clearwater City Commission got a pat on the back Monday for its scheduled public hearings on activities of the Church of Scientology. The praise came in the form of petitions signed by more than 450 people who support the city's efforts "to inspect and regulate Scientology activities." Meanwhile, about a dozen letters have been sent to the Commission to protest the hearings set to begin Wednesday. The letters were sent by local residents, as well as lawyers and religion-related groups ...
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