Clearwater Tent Showdown: Scientology Reportedly Getting Ready for Events Next Week - 2013-10-30
(Source) Charlie Frago of the Tampa Bay Times is keeping the Church of Scientology's plans in Clearwater, Florida under a microscope as church leader David Miscavige prepares for a series of large events.
Yesterday, Frago was like a cat on a hot tin-colored tent with at least three versions of a news story showing up at the Tampa Bay Times website. He reported that the giant "KSW" mural ["Keep Scientology Working"] on Scientology's massive event pavilion had fallen afoul of Clearwater's fire marshal, but then said Scientology had managed to mollify the fire department that its draping met fire codes. But then he said the city's strict signage codes had been violated, and the church was told it would be fined up to $250 a day until it took down the mural.
That's chump change for Miscavige, and we'll be interested to see if he caves and brings down the draping, which clearly cost him a pretty penny.