Volume 9 Issue 26 février 2005
a.r.s. Week in Review
In this issue- Dans ce rapport hebdomadaire:
1 --> Scientology anti-drug program flunks
2 --> Critics meet Scientologists in San Diego
3--> Bail revoked for Russian Scientologist
4 --> legal debate in Switzerland
5 --> The Church of P.R. - 1991
6 --> Scientology hosts African-Americans in Clearwater
7 --> Stress test in Atlanta
> Bail revoked for Russian Scientologist
According to an article from http://www.regnum.ru, dated February 14, 2005, a Russian Scientologist government head from the Far East had bail revoked.
"District chief of an Amur regional district accused of embezzling funds for Hubbard teachings.
Boris Shalimov, a district administration chief in the Amur region, who had been free on bail, has been placed under arrest. As the Regnum information agency was told in the Amur region's prosecutor's office, he was accused of embezzling over 700,000 rubles from the district budget - 150,000 rubles for personal use and 600,00 to train district administration staff in Scientology distribution centers. It was Hubbard's teachings, by the way, that prompted Shalimov to set off for Saint Petersburg, where he was also detained. The accused was delivered by official transport to the city of Blagoveshchensk, where he was put under lock and key.
According to the RFJ - Radio Frequency the Jura (Swiss) - the Jura canton Parliament rejected a petition to prohibit the leasing of stands on all markets and fairs to Scientology. On February 23, 2005, the parliament decided that could only be done at the local level.
> The Church of P.R. - 1991
A. Lerma posted a New York Newsday article dated May 10, 1991, called the "Church of P.R.":
"Looks like this public relations agency could use a public relations agency. Some execs at Hill & Knowlton, the world-renowned PR firm with such prestigious clients as Kodak, Pepsico International and Proctor & Gamble, fired off an internal memo last week announcing they're dropping their Church of Scientology account. The memo, we hear, was the result of an unflattering Time article about Scientology and the resulting flak Hill & Knowlton received because of it. 'We are in the process of winding down on that program,' a spokesman told us. 'We have indeed advised [the Church of Scientology) that we are resigning.' And did the pressure to resign that account come from inside the firm -- or, as we were told, from some of its big clients? 'We're not going to comment on client programs,' the spokesman said. Oh, yes, just as we predicted, we are getting annoying crank letters from Scientologists calling us horrid names for saying they'd send us crank letters after we said they'd send us crank letters."
A Scientology article was posted said that "The 2005 African-American Achievement Awards" were held "at the Church of Scientology's Fort Harrison hotel in Clearwater."
Poster Ida mentioned that last Saturday she "was walking through Atlanta's Little Five Points, a popular 'festival'-like area close to my neighborhood. There - among the usual assortment of freaks, homeless, buskers, and incense sellers - was a table offering 'Free Stress Tests.'" The testers turned out to be Scientologists.
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