From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Gerard) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: Australia: CoS radio announcement for New Year Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 09:02:37 GMT Message-ID: <email@example.com> The Melbourne CoS was sending these out to radio stations here. Radio and television stations in Australia are obliged to spend a certain amount of airtime on community announcements; these are usually religious advertisements broadcast late at night or other non-peak times. The religious ads are generally content-free feel-good spots, with the name of the particular organisation at the end. (The Christian Television Association churns these out by the zillion.) So the CoS decided to take an opportunity for possible feel-good positioning, to bring in the New Year: a statement of good will and a name check for LRH. (Can someone ex-CoS tell us what stat this is, and any other relevant information or HCOPLs?) This was sent to a public (a non-commercial non-profit, as opposed to a commercial or government) station in Melbourne, for them to read out if they wished. This did not occur. (The station in question is well-stocked with Xemu leaflets.) The letter is on letterhead (green on white :-) and was written on computer and printed on letter-quality dot-matrix. It appears to be the same printer they used for their reply article to 'Revolt In The Stars' (the student newspaper article I wrote about them in 1995); no doubt still using the same DOS system with 5 1/4" disks even. [S-double-delta CHURCH OF logo] S C I E N T O L O G Y OF MELBOURNE DAY -------------------- 42-44 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Ph: (03) 9654 8655 Fax: (03) 9654 2358 Community Service Announcer 29/12/97 Dear Community Service Announcer, Would you kindly run the following announcement when there is an available time slot: Ready or not, 1998 is upon us. For some, it will bring happiness and success, but others will be less fortunate. Do we have any choice in the matter? The philosopher and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote: "some conceive they are in the toils of fate. But others, having achieved insight, know that this is not so." Our wish for you is that YOU will make all your dreams for yourself and your loved ones come true in 1998. This message is brought to you by the Church of Scientology. READING TIME: 30 SECONDS Yours sincerely [signed Mary Anderson] Reverend Mary Anderson Director of Public Affairs ---------------------------------- Improving Life in a Troubled World Scientology(R) is an applied religious philosophy. Scientology & the Scientology logo are registered trademarks and servicemarks owned by Religious Technology Centre and are used with its permission. (C) 1993 The Church of Scientology Incorporated. All rights reserved. -- http://thingy.apana.org.au/~fun/ AGSF Unit 0|4 http://suburbia.net/~fun/ Stop JUNK EMAIL Boycott AMAZON.COM http://mickc.home.mindspring.com/index1.htm Picket $cientology: 14/15 Mar 1998 http://www.primenet.com/~cultxpt/demo.htm LA, DC, Atlanta, Sacramento, Toronto, Poole UK, Melbourne ... add YOUR city!