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Dec 31, 1997 $12.5 Million Deal With I.R.S. Lifted Cloud Over Scientologists — New York Times More:
link Dec 28, 1997 60 Minutes: The Cult Awareness Network — CBS News
Transcript: Descriptions of video in italics. VO=Voiceover of Lesley Stahl. LESLEY STAHL (in studio): There was a time if you were worried about your son or daughter being in a cult, you could get help from a small, non-profit organization called the Cult Awareness Network, or CAN, for 20 years the nation’s best-known resource for information and advice about groups it considered dangerous. Among them was Scientology, a church not known for turning the other cheek. But church officials say Scientology ...
Dec 28, 1997 Church of Scientology Hits Critics Where They Live — Seattle Times
Dec 16, 1997 Letters to the Editor / "Scientology's tactics" / Re: Spreading pure innuendo, Dec. 11 1997 — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Re: Spreading pure innuendo, Dec. 11, 1997
When reading the letter from Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, it is important to keep a crucial fact in mind. Rinder's department, the Office of Special Affairs (OSA), is part public relations machine and part covert intelligence agency.
OSA is the successor to Scientology's Guardian's Office (GO), which was supposedly "disbanded" after its leaders were convicted of conspiracy against the U.S. government for executing "Operation Snow White". The GO also ran a number of operations, ...
Dec 12, 1997 Ex-Scientologist wins $6 million after 17-year fight — Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California) More: link
Daily Journal (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Tort, intentional infliction of emotion distress,
Bench decision: Amendment of judgment - $6,025,857
($4,649,328 renewed judgment plus $1,376,529 accrued
Case/Number: Larry Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of
California / C332027.
Court/Date: L.A. Superior Central / Oct. 29, 1997.
Judge: John P. Shook.
Attorneys: Plaintiff - Craig J. Stein (Gartenberg, Jaffe,
Gelfand & Stein, LLP, L.A.); Daniel A. Leipold, Cathy Shipe,
Robert F. Donohue (Hagenbaugh & Murphy, Orange); Lita
Schlosser (Encino); Ford Greene (Hub Law Offices, San
Sep 1, 1997 Scientology: The science fiction religion — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
Sep 1, 1997 Special look at the Church of Scientology [exact date unknown] — Lotus magazine
Sep 1, 1997 The Church of Scientology responds — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
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