St. Petersburg Times topped 'enemies' list - 1980-01-09
Obviously that note was just one small paragraph in a huge ongoing program of the Guardian Office of the Church of Scientology to "handle" The St. Petersburg Times, the organization it placed at the top of its enemies list in the Clearwater area in the early days of 1976.
Times reporter Bette Orsini discovered that January that the new owner of the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater was the Church of Scientology of California, and that United Churches of Florida, which had moved into the hotel in December, was a Scientology front. The Times was preparing to print her story when, on Jan. 28, Scientology announced it was the new owner.
The Times came quickly to the attention of the guardians of the publicity-shy church because of Mrs. Orsini's stories on Scientology's background and the stories of reporters Susan Denley and Ardith Hilliard on the developing controversy between the church and the citizenry of Clearwater.