On June 20th in Scientology history
June 20, 2001, Gale Holland, LA Weekly
It was 2:15 p.m. when Keith Henson and his friend Gregg Hagglund finished picking up contact-lens solution and shaving lotion at a suburban Toronto mall and climbed into their car. Before they could fasten their seat belts, two unmarked vans squealed up, pinning their Mazda economy sedan in from the rear and the passenger side.
A handful of emergency-services task-force officers Canada's version of a police SWAT team spilled out, wearing body armor and carrying submachine guns. As shoppers hurried into the nearby mall food-court entrance, Hagglund found himself staring down the barrel of a Glock pistol.
"You could stick your fist down one of those things," he recalled.
Tags: Canada, Fair Game, Gregg Hagglund, Keith Henson
Common sense prevails
June 20, 2004, Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle
After 13 years, Narconon, funded and staffed by the Church of Scientology, is being accused of using misleading and inaccurate information -- "rresponsible . . . pseudoscience" is what a host of medical experts are calling it.
Tags: Arlene Ackerman, California, Jack O'Connell, Narconon, San Francisco
Prosecutor: FBI Sting Stopped Arms Dealers
June 20, 2007, 1010 Wins
An indictment accused Solomonyan and others of conspiring between December 2003 and March 2005 to import shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, anti-tank guided missiles and machine guns without a license.
Tags: Artur Solomonyan
Scientology golf links off limits
June 20, 2007, Herbert Atienza, Inland News, Press-Enterprise
Golden Era Golf Course, a historic golf course owned by the Church of Scientology near San Jacinto, is closing to the public effective July 15, church officials said.
Tags: Int Base
Stars in their eyes
June 20, 2007, Tessa Mayes, Spectator
Tessa Mayes is the first reporter to have gone undercover in the London Celebrity Centre of the Church of Scientology. It is, she finds, like a pious version of Pop Idol. The adherents want to be celebrities at least as much as Scientologists