City says sect needs license for circus - 1987-02-13

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F15.png City says sect needs license for circus February 13, 1987, Kathy Subko, St. Petersburg Times

If the Church of Scientology goes ahead with plans to hold a circus in Clearwater this Saturday, members are likely to find the police in the audience.

"If they proceed with the circus, we will in fact cite them," City Manager Tony Shoemaker said Thursday.

Shoemaker met Thursday afternoon with church attorney Paul Johnson to discuss the sect's plans to sponsor a circus without obtaining an occupational license.

The Scientologists are advertising a circus Saturday on their property across from Coachman Park. Pink fliers being circulated by the sect say the circus will include elephant rides, horses, big cats and clowns.


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