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Jun 9, 1982 Inside Scientology: Is it a religion, a science fiction fantasy, or just another cult? — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California) More: link
News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
The year was 1950. The book was
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, written by a 39-year-old "pulp" writer of science fiction, L. Ron Hubbard. A few months earlier, Hubbard had outlined the book's tenets in a magazine called Astounding Science Fiction. And a year before that, at a lecture for science fiction writers, Hubbard had mused, "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be ... May 8, 1982 City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: LaVenda Van Schaick
May 7, 1982 Ex-Scientologists detail grim lifestyle — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, news.google.com, link
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 Fort Harrison: 'horror house' — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
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 ...
Feb 15, 1982 Briefing / Purification campaign / The vital role of PR — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Feb 1, 1982 In unprecedented action: Scientologists list reasons for break [exact date, newspaper unknown]
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