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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:45:48 -0500
Latin Post (Google News)
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise Reportedly Reunite for the Holidays
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Date: Monday, December 22, 2014
Source: Latin Post (Google News)

But now that some time has passed, Holmes is looking to re-establish Suri's relationship with her father all while making sure she and her daughter are not influenced by Cruise's scientology belief system. In order to ensure that Suri does not take an interest in ... and more »

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:42:22 -0500
Deadspin (Google News)
The Scientology Christmas Catalog Is Totally Insane
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Date: Monday, December 22, 2014
Source: Deadspin (Google News)

But what about your second cousin who moved to L.A., got introduced to Scientology by an actor friend, joined the church to make connections, and found himself amassing a fortune in credit-card debt while digging out a new infinity pool for David Miscavige?

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:12:36 -0500
Celebeat (Google News)
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Reunited for Christmas
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Date: Monday, December 22, 2014
Source: Celebeat (Google News)

The couple split in 2012 after a five year marriage since 2007 with Holmes receiving the custody of Suri as she would like to protect her daughter from Cruise's Scientology beliefs. In fact, Holmes would prefer not to set foot in the actor's home though she had ... and more »

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:26:47 -0500
journalmetro.com (Yahoo! Actualités)
Katie Holmes invite Tom Cruise à célébrer Noël en famille
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Date: Monday, December 22, 2014
Source: journalmetro.com (Yahoo! Actualités)

Katie Holmes aurait invité Tom Cruise à passer Noël avec elle et sa fille, Suri.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 03:03:08 -0500
northernstar.com.au (Yahoo! News)
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise for family Christmas
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Date: Monday, December 22, 2014
Source: northernstar.com.au (Yahoo! News)

KATIE Holmes and Tom Cruise will spend Christmas Day together. The 36-year-old actress has agreed to reunite with her ex-husband for the festive holiday for the sake of their eight-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:55:14 -0500
Emirates 24/7 (Google News)
Katie Holmes Reunites With Tom Cruise For Christmas
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Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Source: Emirates 24/7 (Google News)
More: The Inquisitr (Google News)

The source explained: "There's no way Katie will set foot in Tom's home or be in the same room as the rest of his family, because they are all so involved with the Scientology movement." (Getty Images) As a result, Katie is believed to have begrudgingly invited ... and more »

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:34:22 -0500
National Ledger (Google News)
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise with Tom Cruise for family Christmas
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Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Source: National Ledger (Google News)

... she is keen to shield her from her former beau's interest in Scientology. The source explained: ''There's no way Katie will set foot in Tom's home or be in the same room as the rest of his family, because they are all so involved with the Scientology movement. and more »

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:20:22 -0500
onlineathens.com (Yahoo! News)
Event calendar for the week
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Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Source: onlineathens.com (Yahoo! News)

ToDAY Open Playtime: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St. For children ages 1-3. www.athenslibrary.org . Open Chess Play: 4-5:30 p.m., Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter St. For ages 7-18. All skill levels welcome. www.athenslibrary.org . read more

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:32:50 -0500
myrtlebeachonline.com (Yahoo! News)
Health Briefs
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Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Source: myrtlebeachonline.com (Yahoo! News)

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Georgetown Memorial Hospital, but some take place at different locations. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org. Click to Continue »

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On this date

Type: Blog
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

A week ago, we reported that a former "employee" at Scientology's flagship drug treatment center in Oklahoma – Narconon Arrowhead – told us that the controversial center was delivering Scientology training rather than drug education, and that its officials have been concerned for years that its state certification was "extremely vulnerable." (The center is currently under investigation by local and state agencies for four deaths that have occurred there, three since last October.) We didn't name that source, but now, he's ...

Tags: Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)DeathFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationLucas A. CattonNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (Arrowhead)Rena WeinbergTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Book
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Janet Reitman

Product Description Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Houghton Mifflin HarcourtJanet Reitman[needtoread][needtotag]

Jun 17, 2011
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim

Type: Press
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Paul Bibby Courts

IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPaul Bibby CourtsSydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Jun 16, 2011
The Age (Australia)
Scientologist appears in Sydney court

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Source: The Age (Australia)
Author: Margaret Scheikowski

A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalMargaret ScheikowskiThe Age (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Alison Rourke

A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...

Tags: Alison RourkeAustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalNick XenophonThe Guardian (UK)

Type: Blog
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

Next month, Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology will hit bookshelves, and the world of Scientology-watching, and for Scientology itself, will never be the same. Subtitled The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, Reitman's book delivers all it promises, and it promises a lot. "It has been my goal to write the first objective modern history of the Church of Scientology," Reitman proclaims in her introduction. "It is the goal of Inside Scientology to translate [L. Ron Hubbard's arcane] language and separate ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Claire HeadleyDavid MiscavigeJanet ReitmanJason BegheJeff HawkinsLisa McPhersonMarc HeadleyMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Natalie WaletRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Stefan CastleTanja CastleTom CruiseTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

A Las Vegas fundraiser earned $500,000 for soldiers and emergency responders who say chemicals sickened them and earned Utah’s attorney general coveted photographs posing with celebrities. Sandra Lucas, a Salt Lake City resident who recently became president of the nationwide Heroes Health Fund, said she and a board must decide how to split the proceeds, but Utah residents will see a share. Actor John Travolta was the headline speaker at the fundraiser Saturday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Utah Attorney General ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneSandra LucasUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

Utah’s attorney general and a federal agent who busted drug labs in Utah County will be among the guests Saturday at a Las Vegas fundraiser with actor John Travolta. Travolta is helping generate money for what’s called the Heroes Health Fund, a nationwide program which provides treatment to soldiers and emergency responders who believe they were sickened by exposure to chemicals. The treatment — consisting largely of exercise, time in a sauna and a diet of antioxidants — has its roots ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneTim ChardUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Hours after an article appeared about a claim for damages filed against the city by the Church of Scientology over a sewage spill in the church’s building in Old Pasadena, a church official acknowledged that mistakes were made in the filing of the document. The church is listed as the claimant, not subrogate Lexington Insurance Co. Further, the name of the lawyer who filed the claim on behalf of the insurance company is not listed on the document. Making matters even ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaLexington Insurance Co.Pasadena WeeklyReal estateRobert B. "Bob" Adams

May 31, 2011
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Author: Steve Cannane

One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...

Tags: AustraliaAustralia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) NewsCarmen RainerChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPhoebe RainerSteve Cannane

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Two days before the Church of Scientology was presented with an award for preserving the 115-year-old Braley Building on South Raymond Avenue, church officials filed a claim against the city for damages incurred after the historic structure was flooded with raw sewage in November. “In the early morning of Nov. 23, water backed up through the toilets and sinks [in] the basement,” the claim states. “When personnel came in, they found four inches of raw sewage covering the entire basement area.” ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaPasadena WeeklyReal estate

May 18, 2011
Courier Mail (Australia)
Fire at Church of Scientology in Annerley

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
Author: Anna Chisholm

A FIRE broke out at The Church of Scientology of Brisbane at Annerley overnight. Emergency services said material in a courtyard caught fire and affected a couple of air-conditioning units. The flames started just before 2am on the corner of Dudley and Hastings streets. QFRS Brisbane Duty Manager of Operations Phil Klemm said the fire was not suspicious. "From our perspective there was nothing suspicious - the courtyard was open to the street," Mr Klemm said. "We're unsure of the cause ...

Tags: Anna ChisholmAustraliaCourier Mail (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Source: Haaretz
Author: Yaniv Kubovich

Attorney Gur Finkelstein, who represents the Scientology Center in Israel, was detained several weeks for allegedly hiring this gang to help him with his own criminal endeavors. Israel Police forces have uncovered a Jaffa-based gang allegedly behind a series of attacks and attempted assassinations in the Tel Aviv area, including a plot to kill a senior sheikh of a local mosque, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Tuesday. Those mobsters are suspected of plotting to plant an ...

Tags: Gur FinkelsteinHaaretzIsraelWeaponsYaniv Kubovich

May 16, 2011
Brisbane Times
Soldier death to remain a mystery

Type: Press
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011
Source: Brisbane Times

AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...

Tags: AustraliaBrisbane TimesDeathEdward Alexander McBrideSuicide

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Source: Clearwater Patch
Author: Aiyana Baida

Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel, five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an ...

Tags: 531 Franklin Street Clearwater FL United StatesAiyana BaidaClearwater PatchReal estate

On this day

Type: Press
Date: Friday, December 22, 2006
Source: FOX News
Author: Roger Friedman

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Tags: DetoxFOX NewsMargarita LopezRoger FriedmanTom Cruise

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Source: Buffalo News
Author: Sharon Linstedt

Scientologists Plan Move To Main Street Building Buffalo News - Financial Edition December 22, 2002 A historic building in the 800 block of Main Street, which began its life as a religious gathering place, is about to become the new home of Buffalo's Church of Scientology. The Scientologists will move into the former Buffalo Catholic Institute building, at 836 Main St. on the southwest corner of Main and Virginia streets, early next year when they move from their current location at ...

Tags: 836 Main Street Buffalo NY United StatesBuffalo NewsIdeal OrgReal estateSharon Linstedt[needtoread][needtotag]

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, December 22, 1988
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Stephen Koff
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link (197 KiB)

Operating under auspices of the Church of Scientology are dozens of groups, many of them separate legal entities. Untangling Scientology's lines of organizations can be difficult; even the sect's own charts that have been used in court cases are complex. Here are some of Scientology's organizations. Flag Service Organization — The legal name of Scientology's Clearwater operation, which serves as the sect's spiritual headquarters. Before 1981 the organization was part of the Church of Scientology of California, and Pinellas County officials ...

Tags: Battlefield EarthBlackfoot IndiansBridge Publications, Inc. (BPI)Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization (CSFSO)Church of Scientology of California (CSC)Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Front groupsInternational Association of Scientologists (IAS)LawsuitLisa Marie PresleyMV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Narconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)RitalinSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Set A Good Example Foundation (formerly, Concerned Businessmen's Association of America)St. Petersburg Times (Florida)Stephen KoffSterling Management Systems (SMS)The Way to Happiness (TWTH)UptrendsWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

1988
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Scientology church faces new claims of harassment

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, December 22, 1988
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Stephen Koff
More: scientology-lies.com, pqasb.pqarchiver.com, link (480 KiB)

The year was 1976, one year after the Church of Scientology had secretly moved its spiritual headquarters to Clearwater, and Mayor Gabe Cazares was complaining too loudly for the church's comfort. So, as documents seized by the FBI would later show, the church's Clearwater office devised a scheme to "ruin Mayor Gabriel Cazares' political career by spreading scandal about his sex life." Church officials came up with ways to get Cazares' school records, birth records, anything — from checking with the ...

Tags: AuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Bent CorydonBetty Ford CenterBlackmailCanadaCharles B. O'ReillyChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Church of Scientology of California (CSC)Confidential preclear (PC) folderDavid MiscavigeDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)Earle C. CooleyEngramFair gameFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Gabriel "Gabe" CazaresHeber C. JentzschHoward WeitzmanInternal Revenue Service (IRS)Joseph A. YannyJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.LawsuitMark C. "Marty" RathbunOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation Snow WhitePulitzer PrizeRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Richard N. AznaranSalarySpainSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Stephen KoffSupernatural abilities (aka OT powers)Vicki J. (McRae) AznaranWhit WhitfordWilliam W. "Bill" Franks

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry

1979
Los Angeles Times (California)
Nine Scientologists Released

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, December 22, 1979
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)

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Tags: Los Angeles Times (California)Operation Snow White

1978
Saint John's Edmonton Report (Canada)
Scientology suit hits a major snag (2.1 MiB)

Type: Press
Date: Friday, December 22, 1978
Source: Saint John's Edmonton Report (Canada)

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Tags: AlbertaBetter Business Bureau (BBB)Brendon MooreCanadaCanadian Mental Health AssociationDavid WallaceElizabeth "Betty" McCoyEvelyn HamdenLawsuitLes JackmanLorna LevettNeil TaylorSaint John's Edmonton Report (Canada)William Reid

1976
The Heidelberger (Australia)
Film show for patients

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1976
Source: The Heidelberger (Australia)

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Tags: AustraliaCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Suzanne HeadThe Heidelberger (Australia)[needtotag]

Zhent (Anonymous) contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 1970
Source: The Times (UK)

At the end of the longest libel action in recent legal history, Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith, M.P., was cleared yesterday by a High Court jury of libelling the Church of Scientology of California.

Tags: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)David GaimanDisconnectionGeoffrey Johnson SmithKaren HenslowLawsuitMurray YoudellSaint Hill Manor @ East Grinstead (UK)The Times (UK)United Kingdom (UK)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1965
Source: The Australian

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Tags: Anderson Report (Australia)AustraliaBlackmailDestroying/hiding/falsifying evidencesExtortionJustice Kevin Victor AndersonRaidThe AustralianVance Oakley Dickie

Zhent (Anonymous) contributed to this entry

1965
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Scientology files seized in raid

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1965
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

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Tags: Anderson Report (Australia)AustraliaBlackmailConfidential preclear (PC) folderHubbard Association of Scientologists International (HASI)Justice Kevin Victor AndersonPsychological Practices ActRaidSydney Morning Herald (Australia)W. Coulson

Zhent (Anonymous) contributed to this entry

1965
Herald (Australia)
Scientology files to be examined

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1965
Source: Herald (Australia)

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Tags: Anderson Report (Australia)Arthur G. RylahAustraliaHerald (Australia)Justice Kevin Victor AndersonRaid[needtotag]

Zhent (Anonymous) contributed to this entry

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 1965
Source: The Age (Australia)

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Tags: AustraliaE. D. GogerleyPsychological Practices ActRaidThe Age (Australia)[needtotag]

Zhent (Anonymous) contributed to this entry

1952
TIME Magazine
Remember Venus?

Type: Press
Date: Monday, December 22, 1952
Source: TIME Magazine

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Tags: DianeticsE-MeterL. Ron HubbardScientologyTIME MagazineWhole track

Ron Sharp contributed to this entry