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Nov 24, 1999
Scientology prompts review of death case — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Dec 1, 1998
Scientology pleads not guilty in 1995 death — New York Times
More: link
Nov 20, 1998
Editorial // Scientology's new tack — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Church of Scientology officials now admit they made a mistake in the case of the Lisa McPherson, who died in the organization's care, but questions remain. hen Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe filed two criminal charges against the Church of Scientology last week over Lisa McPherson's death, the reaction of church officials was unusually benign. "We'd like to see how to move forward and put this unfortunate incident behind us," said Mike Rinder, a top Scientology official known more for his ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 14, 1998
Church of Scientology charged in member's death — CNN
Type: Press
Source: CNN
CLEARWATER, Florida (CNN) — The Church of Scientology was charged by Florida prosecutors Friday in the death of a member. The State Attorney's office in Pinellas County filed the felony charges after a lengthy investigation into the 1995 death of Lisa McPherson. McPherson had been a member of the church for 18 years and, according to relatives, had been talking about leaving the church. McPherson, 36, died December 5, 1995, after being confined for 18 days to a Scientology property called ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Nov 14, 1998
Church of Scientology charged in member's dehydration death — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Justice: Severe dehydration proved fatal to female believer who, family contends, was held against her will. Prosecutor files two felony counts. CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Church of Scientology was charged Friday in the 1995 death of a member whose family claimed she became severely dehydrated after being held against her will for 17 days. Prosecutor Bernie McCabe charged the church with abuse or neglect of a disabled adult and unauthorized practice of medicine, both felonies. The church noted that prosecutors did ...
Nov 13, 1998
Church of Scientology charged in member's death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER (AP) — A prosecutor charged the Church of Scientology on Friday with two felonies in the death of a member whose family claims she became severely dehydrated after being held against her will for 17 days. Lisa McPherson, 36, died in December 1995. She had been under the 24-hour care of church members at the Fort Harrison Hotel, Scientology's international retreat in downtown Clearwater. Her family has claimed she was held against her will after trying to leave the church. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 15, 1998
Doctor settles his part of wrongful death suit — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Lucy Morgan
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The doctor who pronounced Scientologist Lisa McPherson dead pays her estate $100,000. A Clearwater doctor who declared Scientologist Lisa McPherson dead when she arrived at a New Port Richey hospital in December 1995 has paid her estate $100,000 to settle his portion of a wrongful death suit McPherson's family filed against the Church of Scientology and others. James Felman, the Tampa lawyer who represents Dr. David Minkoff, said two medical malpractice insurance companies paid the entire amount. "It wasn't our idea ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 1, 1998
Scientology in Clearwater: digging in / Scientology in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
She is one of an estimated 3,300 Scientologists who have migrated to Clearwater in the 1990s, the most dramatic period of growth for the church during its 22 years in Clearwater. In addition, the church has said it is "deadly serious" about its plans for the year 2000, which include tripling the size of its Clearwater staff to more than 3,500; launching a local Scientology "university" that would accommodate more than 10,000 students a week; and having "Clearwater known as the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 7, 1998
Public Eye: 17 days (transcript) — CBS News
More: Google video
Dec 28, 1997
Church of Scientology Hits Critics Where They Live — Seattle Times
Dec 7, 1997
For some Scientologists, pilgrimage has been fatal — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link
Dec 7, 1997
McPherson investigation should be finished soon — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link
Dec 1, 1997
Distrust in Clearwater -- A special report.; Death of a Scientologist Heightens Suspicions in a Florida Town — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Late on a November afternoon two years ago, a 36-year-old Scientologist named Lisa McPherson was involved in a minor traffic accident. She was not injured, but she inexplicably stripped off her clothes and began to walk naked down the street. A paramedic rushed her into an ambulance and asked why she had taken off her clothes. Ms. McPherson replied: "I wanted help. I wanted help." She was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychiatric examination, but several ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 10, 1997
Editorial // A tale of two stories — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The Church of Scientology's version of the circumstances surrounding the death of one of its members always raised more questions than it answered. Now Scientology's top officials cannot even keep their own stories straight, further undermining their credibility. That increases the pressure on Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe to uncover the truth about Lisa McPherson's death. Were Scientology officials right when they insisted McPherson was capable of walking when she was loaded into a van at the church's Fort Harrison Hotel ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 9, 1997
When did she die? — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Was it an honest mistake, a slip of the tongue? Or was it the naked truth, carelessly uttered on camera A top official for the Church of Scientology told a German television crew recently that church member Lisa McPherson died in a room at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater. On its face, the statement marks a major change in Scientology's version of events surrounding McPherson's unexplained death at age 36. It came in the presence of one of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 1, 1997
Scientologist Lisa McPherson's tragic death — Watchman Expositor
Type: Press
Author(s): Craig Branch
Source: Watchman Expositor
The death of 36 year old Lisa McPherson while in the "care" of fellow Scientologists at the Clearwater headquarters has led to an ongoing investigation by Clearwater police and has been the focus of numerous stories in the Tampa Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, New York Times, local media, NBC Nightly News, and episodes on Inside Edition. Lisa's tragic story began when she joined Scientology upon high school graduation. But two weeks before Thanksgiving, 1995, Lisa "told friends that she was ready ...
Mar 25, 1997
The Scientology problem — Wall Street Journal
More: holysmoke.org, link
Type: Press
Source: Wall Street Journal
As no doubt befits a society founded by Pilgrims, America has a long tradition of controversial movements maturing to success, whether Mormons or Christian Scientists or Jehovah's Witnesses. Today, the latest cult forcing itself to our attention is the Church of Scientology. Scientology was founded in the early 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. He fashioned a creation myth around Xenu, who froze and transported thetan souls to volcanoes in Teegeeack, now earth. The creed holds that humans ...
Mar 19, 1997
Letters / Re: Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death, March 9. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Elliot Abelson
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The truth in the McPherson case Re: Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death, March 9. A great deal of false information has been circulated by the media concerning the Lisa McPherson case, the most recent of which appeared in the Times with quotes from medical experts purportedly in support of the allegations made by the Pinellas/Pasco medical examiner, Dr. Joan Wood. But as with much else in this case, the truth was not made known, and a false picture ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 9, 1997
Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — Five pathologists say it is clear from key lab results that Lisa McPherson was severely dehydrated when she died after a 17-day stay at a Church of Scientology retreat. The Times interviewed the doctors after the much-publicized disagreement between the church and Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Joan Wood over how McPherson died. None of the doctors were previously familiar with the case. While many of their conclusions echo what Wood has said about McPherson's death, most of the doctors said ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 9, 1997
Scientologists clash with protesters — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 1, 1997
Examiner lied, Scientology lawyer says — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 28, 1997
Church can see some records — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — In a ruling that has both sides of a court case claiming victory, a judge will allow the Church of Scientology to examine some records from the autopsy of one of its members. The records will be opened today to the church and the public. They concern Lisa McPherson, a 36-year-old Scientologist who entered the church's downtown Clearwater retreat a healthy woman and died 17 days later, on Dec. 5, 1995. The church has objected to findings by Pinellas-Pasco ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 26, 1997
Scientology reporters target police on race — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 21, 1997
Scientology had woman in isolation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 20, 1997
Family sues Scientology in '95 death of woman — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 14, 1997
Official, Scientology take battle to court — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 2, 1997
Classes for defendants have ties to church — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jan 29, 1997
Church sues medical examiner — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jan 29, 1997
Scientology suit seeks access to records — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Jan 27, 1997
Did anyone notice Lisa looked bad? — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
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