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99 items found between Jan 1997 and Jun 1997.
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Mar 18, 1997
Letter to the Editor: Scientology won tax exemption on the merits — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Monique E. Yingling
Source: New York Times
To the Editor: Contrary to Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt (front page, March 9), the Internal Revenue Service made its decision to issue exemption rulings to the Church of Scientology in 1993 on the merits following the most in-depth examination in the history of the I.R.S. The role of the I.R.S. committee that was formed to address issues involving the church was not to negotiate a deal but independently and objectively to review the church's qualification for ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 16, 1997
Who can stand up? — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Frank Rich
Source: New York Times
Can anyone stand up to the Church of Scientology? Such was the plaintive question asked by The St. Petersburg Times in an editorial last week, and with good reason. The great American religious saga of the 1990's may be the rise to power of a church that has successfully brought the Internal Revenue Service, the State Department and much of the American press to heel even as it did an end-run around the courts. As Douglas Frantz reported in The New ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 12, 1997
Scientology says it isn't moving into Dunedin — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): G.G. Rigsby
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
DUNEDIN - It has been brought up at gatherings for weeks - at Mardi Gras, at a chamber mixer, at the morning coffee klatch, at a Kiwanis Club breakfast. Then there have been phone calls to City Hall and the newspaper. People want to know: Is the three-story building in the heart of downtown being bought by Scientologists? Will the building one day be given to the church and come off the taxrolls? Will Dunedin wind up looking like downtown Clearwater, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 11, 1997
Intimidating the IRS — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Most taxpayers would not be rewarded if they tried to intimidate the Internal Revenue Service into giving them a break. They also would be kicked out the door if they barged into the office of the head of the IRS and demanded to be seen without an appointment. But most taxpayers are not the Church of Scientology, which succeeded in doing both. The decision by the IRS in 1993 to give the Church of Scientology the tax exemption granted to churches ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 9, 1997
An ultra-aggressive use of investigators and the courts — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
For years, Scientology has gone to great lengths to defend itself from critics. Often its defense has involved private investigators working for its lawyers. While the use of private investigators is common in the legal profession, some instances involving the church have been unusual. Scientology officials said that the investigators operated within the law and that the tactics were necessary to counter attacks made over the years by Internal Revenue Service agents and the press. "When people stop spreading lies about ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 9, 1997
Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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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 9, 1997
Scientology's puzzling journey from tax rebel to tax exempt // Taxes and tactics behind an I.R.S. reversal — New York Times
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Douglas Frantz
Source: New York Times
On Oct. 8, 1993, 10,000 cheering Scientologists thronged the Los Angeles Sports Arena to celebrate the most important milestone in the church's recent history: victory in its all-out war against the Internal Revenue Service. For 25 years, I.R.S. agents had branded Scientology a commercial enterprise and refused to give it the tax exemption granted to churches. The refusals had been upheld in every court. But that night the crowd learned of an astonishing turnaround. The I.R.S. had granted tax exemptions to ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 8, 1997
Bomb defused at Church of Scientology in France — Orlando Sentinel
Type: Press
Source: Orlando Sentinel
NANTES, FRANCE — A member of the Church of Scientology found and defused a powerful bomb Friday in a church in the western town of Angers, police said. Police said the device, concealed in a sports bag, was found in the entry hall shortly after the Scientology church opened for the day. The church member who found the bomb carried it to a nearby park and defused it. An invesigator described the device as "made to kill and very powerful." There ...
Mar 6, 1997
Nightmare on the Net — Denver Westword News
Type: Press
Author(s): Alan Prendergast
Source: Denver Westword News
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between FACTnet and the Church of Scientology. Strange things happen around Lawrence Wollersheim. His businesses collapse. His Boulder apartment gets raided by federal marshals, his computers seized. When college students offer to help him rebuild his computer bulletin-board system, they receive threatening phone calls–anonymous voices urging them to stay away from Larry. A California judge who presided over a lawsuit in which Wollersheim was the plaintiff told reporters he'd encountered a lot ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 6, 1997
Unfair attack on a new religion — The Australian
Mar 4, 1997
Georgia-based MicroHelp shuts down; made uninstaller software — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Type: Press
Author(s): Michael E. Kanell
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mar. 4—MicroHelp, a promising Marietta software company, was shut down last month amid allegations its Los Angeles owners have "looted assets," lavishing corporate funds on friends, stereos and the Church of Scientology. The company, which had more than 60 employees just a few months ago, closed in mid-February, about three months after being bought by Luckman Interactive of Los Angeles. Monday, Luckman officials said they were betrayed by MicroHelp's four major shareholders, the company's top management. "Basically, we paid them $4 ...
Mar 3, 1997
Baker-acted Scientologist released — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: whyaretheydead.info
Type: Press
Author(s): Sean Lengell
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER - A woman who was taken into police custody for a psychiatric evaluation after running barefoot from a Church of Scientology building and jumping into Clearwater Harbor has been released from the hospital, a church spokesman said Sunday. A Clearwater police officer on patrol early Saturday saw the woman sprint from the former Fort Harrison Hotel building downtown, used as a residence by the church, followed by a security guard. The officer followed the woman and offered assistance, but she ...
Mar 2, 1997
Scientologist hospitalized after jump into harbor — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A barefoot woman ran between two Church of Scientology buildings early Saturday before jumping into Clearwater Harbor, where police took her into protective custody for a psychiatric evaluation. As the incident unfolded over more than three city blocks downtown, a patrol officer tried twice to ask the woman if she needed help, police said. They said she and a Church of Scientology security guard behind her kept running and eventually she was found by police in shallow Clearwater Harbor. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 1, 1997
Examiner lied, Scientology lawyer says — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Mar 1, 1997
Phillip Adams: Weird Science — The Weekend Australian
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 25, 1997
Scientology's "Holocaust" // Is Hollywood on the wrong side in Germany's "Church" vs. state furor? — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): David Hudson
Source: Salon
BERLIN — “Historically inaccurate and totally distasteful." Strong words from Madeleine Albright, who had good reason to apply them. America's new secretary of State was referring to the widely publicized statement by Oliver Stone, Dustin Hoffman and other Hollywood celebrities equating Germany's current treatment of the Church of Scientology with the Holocaust. When she met with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl last week, Albright was committed to bringing up U.S. "concerns" about Germany's treatment of Scientologists. At the same time, she clearly ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 24, 1997
Letters / Re: Scientology disagreement downplayed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 23, 1997
A quiet paranoia settles in Clearwater — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Feb 21, 1997
Hubbard was longtime opponent of psychiatry — 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 20, 1997
German city won't hire Scientologists — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 18, 1997
Albright plays down dispute over Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Feb 18, 1997
In brief / Scientology disagreement downplayed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 15, 1997
Letters / Re: The judge's impulse was improper — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 14, 1997
ASKO not for whom bell tolls — East European Markets (UK)
Type: Press
Source: East European Markets (UK)
Russia's biggest non-government insurance company, ASKO, may be down for the auditor's count at the moment. But officials deny Russian press claims that the company is unable to meet obligations to policy- holders. ASKO is charging instead, that an ousted shareholder and ex- executive is trying to undermine ASKO's strategy to expand with fresh investment from foreign insurance partners. Later this month, ASKO and its parent bank, Suprimex, say they will call a press conference to refute allegations that recently appeared ...
Feb 14, 1997
Celebrity Scientologists tell Congress Germany persecutes them — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Laura Myers
Source: Seattle Times
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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