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June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Reaching into Society Scientologists are disseminating Hubbard's writings in public and private school classrooms across the U.S., businesses and business groups, and detox programs, using front groups that seldom publicize their Scientology connections. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Scientology and Science Scientologists are trying to win recognition for Hubbard's detox/purification program in scientific and medical circles. Physicians affiliated with the regimen have touted it as a major breakthrough, and a number of patients who have undergone the treatment say their health improved. But some health authorities dismiss Hubbard's program as a medical fraud that preys upon public fear of toxins. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Scientology and the Schools The Scientology movement has launched a concerted campaign to gain a foothold in the nation's schools by distributing to children millions of copies of a booklet Hubbard wrote on basic moral values. front groups, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 27, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The "Org Board" A key element of the management techniques Scientologists sell to businessmen is L. Ron Hubbard's "organizational board". Used also by the Church of Scientology, the "Org Board" divides an organization into seven divisions — executive, personnel, sales, finance, training, marketing and qualifications. Los Angeles, CA, Press, teachings and beliefs
June 26, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Defectors Recount Lives of Hard Work, Punishment Over the years, defecting Scientologists have come forward with similar accounts of how their lives and personalities were upended after they joined the church's huge staff. They say the organization promised spiritual liberation but delivered subjugation. hurting people, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 25, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Shoring Up Its Religious Profile Since its founding by the late science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology has worked hard to shore up its religious profile for the public, the courts and the Internal Revenue Service. In the old days, those who purchased Hubbard's Scientology courses were called "students." Today, they are "parishioners." The group's "franchises" have become "missions." And Hubbard's teachings, formerly his "courses," now are described as sacred scriptures. Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 25, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The Courting of Celebrities The Church of Scientology uses celebrity spokesmen to endorse L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and give Scientology greater acceptability in mainstream America. In 1955, Hubbard inaugurated "Project Celebrity." According to Hubbard, Scientologists should target prominent individuals as their "quarry" and bring them back like trophies for Scientology. celebrities, John Travolta, Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 25, 1990 Los Angeles Times: The Selling of a Church Behind the religious trappings, the Church of Scientology is run like a lean, no-nonsense business in which potential members are called "prospects," "raw meat" and "bodies in the shop." Its governing financial policy, written by the late Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is simple and direct: "MAKE MONEY, MAKE MORE MONEY, MAKE OTHERS PRODUCE SO AS TO MAKE MONEY." Los Angeles, CA, Press
June 24, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Burglaries and Lies Paved a Path to Prison A web of criminal conspiracy to discredit the church's foes resulted in prison sentences for 11 top-ranking Scientologists. crimes, harassment, Los Angeles, CA, Mary Sue Hubbard, Press
June 24, 1990 Los Angeles Times: Church Scriptures Get High-Tech Protection Scientology is determined that the words of L. Ron Hubbard shall live forever. Using state-of-the art technology, the movement has spent more than $15 million to protect Hubbard's original writings, tape-recorded lectures and filmed treatises from natural and man-made calamities, including nuclear holocaust. Los Angeles, CA, Press

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May 12, 2006 Polish Scientologists Ordered to Remove Tents When Scientology erected tents in Warsaw's city center to attract new members, city officials ordered them taken down. Press
September 30, 1996 Patrice Vic Trial Begins - Scientology Executive Charged with Manslaughter Trial begins in the death of Patrice Vic. Scientology executive Jean-Jacques Mazier is charged with manslaughter, and 22 other Scientologists also face charges. crimes, deaths, France, Patrice Vic, Press