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Aug 9, 1994
One theory on Michael-Lisa: It's all a plot — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Seattle Times
Why did Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson get married? Love, if you believe her press release, the one pledging to "dedicate my life to being his wife." Or, goes the speculation from Hollywood, Jackson is rehabbing his image and simultaneously consummating the ultimate entertainment merger. But another possibility is circulating among conspiracy-minded former members of the Church of Scientology. It's an astounding theory - that the church itself helped arrange the Presley-Jackson union - but these defectors say nothing about ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 21, 1994
Eastside Journal -- Glad it's over — Seattle Times
Jan 19, 1994
'Cult Buster' acquitted in abduction — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
ABERDEEN — "Cult buster" Rick Ross shouted for joy yesterday after a Grays Harbor Superior Court jury acquitted him of unlawfully imprisoning an 18-year-old Bellevue man to deprogram him of his religious beliefs. The jury deliberated just two hours. Ross, a nationally known opponent of cults, had been accused of abducting Jason Scott from his mother's home Kirkland in January 1991 and holding him against his will in a house on the Washington coast for five days. His defense lawyer, Jeff ...
Jan 13, 1994
'Cult Deprogrammer' on trial — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
MONTESANO, Grays Harbor County — A self-styled "cult deprogrammer" imprisoned a suburban Seattle teen for five days "to attack his religious beliefs," a prosecutor said as the Arizona man's trial got under way. Rick Ross, 41, of Phoenix is charged with unlawful imprisonment in the January 1991 abduction of Jason Scott, now 21, from the Kirkland home of his mother, Kathy Tonkin. Tonkin has said she hired Ross to deprogram her son. Scott, held at an Ocean Shores beach house, escaped ...
Oct 21, 1993
Scientology sells... And profits // IRS files shed light on church's finances — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Karl Vick, David Dahl
Source: Seattle Times
[This is a shorter reprint of Scientologists profited from new members | St. Petersburg Times (Florida) | 15 October 1993.] WASHINGTON — It pays to pitch Scientology, according to earnings reports the church has filed with the Internal Revenue Service. One man averaged almost $200,000 a year in commissions from the fees of new members he had solicited to become Scientologists. The church gives its proselytizers 10 to 15 percent of what newcomers "donate" for church services, such as the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 17, 1993
Deprogrammers plead not guilty to holding a Bellevue teenager 5 days, against his will — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
MONTESANO, Grays Harbor County — Three Arizona men have pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawful imprisonment filed in a 1991 attempt to "deprogram" a teenager whose mother was concerned about his affiliation with a Bellevue church. The pleas were entered yesterday in Grays Harbor Superior Court by Rick Ross, 40, and Charles Simpson, 46, both of Phoenix, and Mark Workman, 38, of Flagstaff, Ariz. All were told to appear at a pretrial hearing Sept. 27. Unlawful imprisonment, a felony, carries ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 23, 1991
Daughter, granddaughter guilty of woman's murder — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Julie Emery
Source: Seattle Times
They loved 79-year-old Suzine Van Sickle and brought her back home to live out her days, they said. But Van Sickle's caretakers — her daughter and granddaughter — yesterday were convicted of poisoning, then smothering her. A King County jury found Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, the daughter, and Alexis Shumway, 29, guilty of premeditated first-degree murder in the bizarre killing last November that they kept secret for three months. The two showed no emotion as the verdict was read yesterday. Deputy ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 29, 1991
Critics say IRS ethics problems reduced — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
WASHINGTON — Two years after embarrassing allegations of misconduct and abuse of power by several of its managers, the Internal Revenue Service is getting good marks for improving its ethical climate. "Substantial progress has been made," says Rep. Douglas Barnard, D-Ga., whose House Government Operations subcommittee has been investigating the IRS for three years. Even the National Coalition of IRS Whistleblowers, a Church of Scientology offshoot that dogs the agency's every move, offers a grudging commendation for positive strides to clean ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 3, 1990
Selling good will, or Dianetics? // Major games sponsor outrages some by its link to Scientology — Seattle Times
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Type: Press
Author(s): Marla Williams, Carol M. Ostrom
Source: Seattle Times
There is Pepsi-Cola, there is Gillette, there is Eastman Kodak and Fruit Of The Loom. And then there is Dianetics. Wherever there has been Goodwill Games, there has been Dianetics. As one of 12 worldwide sponsors of the international athletic competition, Dianetics has been very visible — on television screens, the sides of buses, banners, even behind the goal of the Tri-Cities hockey rink. In the University District earlier this week, a huge tent at Northeast 50th Street and University Way ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 16, 1990
Ex-Scientologists protest Goodwill games sponsor — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A group of ex-Scientologists is spearheading a protest campaign against the Olympic-style Goodwill Games over a corporate sponsor affiliated with the controversial Church of Scientology. Complaints began after Turner Broadcasting System signed Bridge Publications as one of the 12 worldwide sponsors of the games, which will be July 20-Aug. 5 in Seattle and other Washington state cities, said Mike Mobley, an Atlanta spokesman for the Games. Bridge joined such corporate giants as Pepsi-Cola, Miller Brewing Co., Frito-Lay, Gillette ...
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