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Church of Scientology lashes back at St. Pete Times

Church of Scientology lashes back at St. Pete Times

We received in the mail a newspaper, 12 pages on high-bright, that attacks the St. Petersburg Times, its management and its foundation, Poynter Institute. It's called Freedom, with the subhead "Investigative Reporting in the Public Interest." It's website is www.freedommag.org. Last month, I [...]

Billings case: Thursday, July 16

Billings case: Thursday, July 16

MEDIA MINEFIELD Thursday, July 16 It has been a week since Bud and Melanie Billings were killed. The seven men who the authorities believe are responsible and one female accomplice have been arrested. The media wants to know why, what was the safe taken from the home and why are the FBI and DEA [...]

Wow, St. Pete Times can investigate

Wow, St. Pete Times can investigate

The St. Petersburg Times is the best newspaper in the state. They have put together an amazingly in-depth investigative package on Scientology leader David Miscavige. Former executives of the Church of Scientology, including two of the former top lieutenants to Miscavige, describe a culture of [...]

Florida has real financial crisis

State economists report that they project Florida will collect $31.4-billion less in taxes than expected over the next four years. Why? Fewer people are moving to the state for the first time since air conditioning was invented. According to the St. Petersburg Times, our governors and [...]

IN Your Head Radio 5.21

The Headline was “Teacher Fired for Wizardry” … that is not exactly what happened, but once the story hit the internet, the truth of the matter was lost. Jeff Solocheck, a writer for the St. Petersburg Times, will explain how the story of the firing of a Pasco County substitute teacher [...]

Tale of two gunshots

Tale of two gunshots

The St. Petersburg Times has an article on two cases involving pistols being fired. One involves an unemployed black man; the other involves a lawyer who is a former prosecutor and Clearwater's former city attorney. Guess who is offered probation? Read: Similar cases, diverging ends

Fighting panhandlers elsewhere

Fighting panhandlers elsewhere

It looks like Comm. Gene Valentino was ahead of other communities in dealing with panhandlers. The St. Pete Times reports that the city of St. Petersburg is considering ordinances on the issue. Read: Neighbors vs. Panhandlers - "It's pervasive across our entire community," said a neighborhood [...]