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Apr 1, 1983 $2,500 refund paid family of Dr. 'Smith'; more due? [exact date unknown] — Flint Journal (Michigan)
Apr 1, 1983 Scientology officials deny charges that it practices 'brainwashing' [exact date unknown] — Flint Journal (Michigan)
Mar 20, 1983 Police Probing Academy Course By Scientologist — Washington Post
The D.C. Police Department is conducting an internal investigation to determine how members of the Church of Scientology, a controversial religious group that has been investigated by law enforcement agencies, were able to set up a course for recruits at the D.C. Police Training Academy, police officials said. The course, taught by church members, was set up without the approval of Chief Maurice T. Turner Jr. and is contrary to the department's procedures regarding outsiders teaching police academy courses, according to ...
Mar 4, 1983 Police storm Scientology headquarters seize records — Toronto Star (Canada)
Feb 11, 1983 Note is evidence founder is still alive, Scientologists say — Arizona Republic
Jan 30, 1983 City, Scientologists fighting new battle in 7-year-old war / Scientologists cite changes; city officials skeptical — Miami Herald
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 17, 1983 Struggle to control power, money splits Scientologists — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
pqasb.pqarchiver.com Jan 7, 1983 A 'new breed' reported taking over Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, news.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Defections by older members and publicity given a legal battle over control of hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to be cutting into the membership of the Church of Scientology. The church, which has a headquarters in Clearwater, is described by its leaders as a religion and by its critics as a highly profitable business with cult-like overtones. The church claims a worldwide membership of 6-million, although former officials say the number of adherents is probably fewer than 700,000. According ...
Jan 6, 1983 Fight over funds divides Scientology group — New York Times More:
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