Enigmas of this nature are more common than one might expect
Church Of Scientology
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Tuesday 16 June 2009
Wednesday 03 June 2009
Tuesday 02 June 2009
When I saw the news the other day that Wikipedia had banned contributions from IP addresses used by the Church of Scientology in response to them relentlessly pushing a pro-Scientology agenda on the website, my first reaction was that it was fair enough.
Tuesday 26 May 2009
Monday 25 May 2009
The Church of Scientology in France went on trial today on charges of organised fraud.
Tuesday 05 May 2009
More bad news for Derek Draper, as it emerges that his new, post-Smeargate infamy has done little to boost his box office earning potential. Early reports from the Hay festival suggest that the controversial blogger's question-and-answer session is proving a difficult act to sell.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Sunday 25 January 2009
Police in the Bahamas are deepening their investigation into an alleged plot to extort up to $25m from Hollywood star John Travolta over the death of his 16-year-old son.
Tuesday 06 January 2009
The actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston have returned to Florida with the remains of their 16-year-old son, Jett, who died at the family vacation home in Grand Bahama.
Sunday 04 January 2009
Medical examiners in the Bahamas are to conduct an autopsy tomorrow on the 16-year-old son of actor John Travolta. The teenager's apparently died from accidental death after a seizure on Friday.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Saturday 04 October 2008
One of my earliest lessons in life was given me by the veteran left-wing journalist, Claud Cockburn (father of The Independent's intrepid Patrick).
Monday 11 August 2008
Isaac Hayes, the pioneering musician and songwriter whose orchestral soul albums took the genre in a new direction and who became known to another generation as the voice of South Park's Chef, has died at the age of 65.
Sunday 06 July 2008
Saturday 14 June 2008
As with so many exiles, his name tells a tale. The American science-fiction writer and editor Algis Budrys was born Algirdas Jonas Budrys in Königsberg in East Prussia, to a family which identified itself as Lithuanian rather than German. But his father, Jonas, who had been intimately involved in the troubled political and military history of Lithuania, was sent with his family in 1936 to New York, where he served as Consul-General for Lithuania while it existed, and subsequently on behalf of the Lithuanian government-in-exile. One consequence of this was that, for several decades after 1945, his son was stateless.
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