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Mar 7, 1983 Sect's missing founder leaves legal morass — Washington Post
Three years ago, somewhere near this dusty little town of watermelon fields and senior citizen trailer parks, a pudgy, prolific science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard climbed into a black van and reportedly disappeared from sight. Nobody in Hemet, 80 miles east of Los Angeles, or anywhere else might have cared about the fate of a 71-year-old eccentric with a lust for privacy, except that Hubbard was the founder of one of the word's wealthiest and most controversial new religions. ...
Feb 20, 1983 30 years later, the reclusive founder of Scientology keeps controversy swirling — Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)
Feb 20, 1983 Book pulls Hubbard into Public / Author's newest book, 'Battlefield Earth,' uses Denver as central setting — Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)
Feb 20, 1983 L. Ron Hubbard breaks silence to release 3 handwritten letters — Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado)
Feb 19, 1983 Scientology founder Hubbard interviewed by Mail — Associated Press
DENVER — A handwritten letter signed "L. Ron Hubbard" was published under copyright in the Sunday edition of the
Rocky Mountain News, purporting to knock down rumors that the reclusive father of the controversial Church of Scientology is dead. In the letter, dated Feb. 3, the writer says he was "dismayed" at the church's confrontations with the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Food and Drug Administration, and noted that the incidents occurred after Hubbard resigned from the church in ... Jan 24, 1983 Ministry of fear // Scandal rocks Scientology as the founder's wife goes to prison and his son turns prosecution witness — People magazine More: link
[Picture / Caption: Scientology's headquarters in L.A. was formerly the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. The church purchased It for $5 million In 1977.] Last October in San Francisco, some 70 local leaders of the Church of Scientology gathered to hear nine church executives harangue them about their shortcomings. Styling themselves with titles that ranged from the quasi-military ("Commander," "Warrant Officer") to the quasi-lunatic ("International Finance Dictator"), the men announced that they represented the new hierarchy of the organization, and that they ...
Jan 14, 1983 Britons: Hubbard has written album called 'Space Jazz' — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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