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July 25, 2006 Scientology Property Seized in St. Petersburg The property of Scientology's office in St. Petersburg has been seized by a decision of the arbitration court for failure to pay the rent. Press
June 25, 2006 St. Petersburg Times: The Unperson The St. Petersburg Times publishes "The Unperson," a story about disconnection and Suppressive Persons in Scientology. disconnection, Press
June 25, 2006 St. Petersburg Times: For the Disadvantaged and Against Scientology Former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares, a civil rights advocate, champion of the disadvantaged and archenemy of the Church of Scientology, died Friday, September 29, 2006, at the age of 86. harassment, Press
April 18, 2006 Independent: The Secrets of Scientology Tom Cruise says Katie Holmes is now a fully-fledged follower of L Ron Hubbard. So what is it about the sci-fi writer's 'religion' that exerts such a hold? Sara Lawrence goes undercover to find out. Katie Holmes, Press
April 16, 2006 Baby Cruise's Silent Birth Raises A Lot Of Ruckus Tom Cruise, a longtime Scientologist who introduced Holmes to the faith, is likely to follow Scientology's practice of quiet birth. Followers believe the absence of talk and other noise in the delivery room is more healthful for mother and baby. Katie Holmes, Press, teachings and beliefs, Tom Cruise
April 13, 2006 WebMD: 'Silent Birth' Now a Noisy Controversy The pregnancy of actress Katie Holmes - fiancee of Tom Cruise - has shined the media's spotlight on "silent birth," a childbirth method practiced by supporters of the Church of Scientology. Katie Holmes, Press
April 12, 2006 Scientology Adds Plant City To Roster Scientology is not receiving Plant City's warm embrace. From the pulpit of the massive First Baptist Church, two blocks from the new outreach center, the Rev. Ron Churchill spoke of the new neighbors in his last two Sunday sermons, calling Scientology a cult and warning his parishioners to be strong of faith. Across the street from Scientology's building, antiques store owners hung "No solicitation" signs - a message to Scientologists who stopped by last week to drop off literature. Keep out. Press, Scientology and Society
April 7, 2006 Ex-Chiropractor To Plead Guilty In Health Care Fraud Case Markell D. Boulis, 45, a former chiropractor from Collier who ran seminars across the country designed to illegally boost revenue for chiropractic practices, has informed federal authorities that he will enter a plea in two federal cases in Pittsburgh and Columbus. Boulis patterned his company on Practice Mechanix, a firm he ran in South Florida with a fellow Scientologist, David Gorroway, until the two split in a money dispute in 2001. The men had based their seminars on business models taught by the Church of Scientology. Press, Scientology in the Workplace
February 23, 2006 Rolling Stone: Inside Scientology Rolling Stone publishes "Inside Scientology: Unlocking the complex code of America's most mysterious religion", discussing auditing, Scientology's secrets, and disconnection. disconnection, Press, psychiatry
January 4, 2006 Proposed Drug Rehab Facility Causes Stir The Church of Scientology is being sued by a former member who says the organization has failed to refund him $68,764. Howard Mintz says in his lawsuit that he had placed the money on account with the church so he could receive "auditing services." Auditing is a Scientology counseling process that can cost as much as $800 per hour. Los Angeles, Narconon, 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