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Sep 29, 2007 Scientology has big plans for landmark // Church leaders say the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater will have an extensive overhaul. — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jacob H. Fries
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology is in announcement mode again, this time saying it will spend $20-million on a major upgrade of its iconic Fort Harrison Hotel. But what church officials aren't saying is exactly when the work will start. So, expect some eye rolls. That's because across the street from the Fort Harrison is Scientology's seven-story Super Power building. Stuccoed, trimmed and painted on the outside, the huge building is unfinished and vacant on the inside. And, remarkably, it's ...
Sep 27, 2007 UFO Travel: Clearwater is Scientology-tastic — Jaunted
Jun 20, 2007 Stars in their eyes — Spectator
Tessa Mayes is the first reporter to have gone undercover in the London Celebrity Centre of the Church of Scientology. It is, she finds, like a pious version of Pop Idol. The adherents want to be celebrities at least as much as Scientologists ‘A culture is only as great as its dreams and its dreams are dreamed by artists,’ wrote L. Ron Hubbard, who founded the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in 1969, 15 years after he formed the church itself. ...
Mar 27, 2007 Scientology's New European Offensive: The March of the 'Orgs' — Spiegel
Scientology has started a new propaganda offensive in Europe, opening new offices in capitals across the continent. German authorities are responding by increasing their efforts to monitor the controversial organization. At first sight, the building in Berlin's Charlottenburg neighborhood looks like a run-of-the-mill office complex: a functional, seven-story construction covered with glass windows. The young receptionist is dressed in black and wears a futuristic-looking headset. But for Scientologists, the building is a chapel, a place for studying their own doctrine and, ...
Feb 1, 2007 Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Tampa Tribune (Florida)
Scientology Moves On Languishing Flagship
Posted Feb 1, 2007 by Vidisha Priyanka
Updated Feb 1, 2007 at 03:37 PM
By BAIRD HELGESON
The Tampa Tribune
CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology’s mammoth new spiritual shrine has stood vacant and unfinished for years, its dusty Mediterranean-style shell surrounded by patches of scrubby grass and “no trespassing” signs.
Now church officials say they are ready to resume work on the building as it has racked up more than $55,000 in fines for not ...
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