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Meet a Scientologist

MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—CROSS-COUNTRY RUN TO END YOUTH VIOLENCE, DRUGS AND CRIME

USATUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

In his run across America to promote The Way to Happiness, Scientologist John Radich was bolstered all along the way by the beauty of the country and the new friends he made.

Just as the sun was setting on November 23, 2010, an elated if exhausted 56-year-old man with the wiry build of a long-distance runner dashed across the Atlantic City boardwalk, down the steps, and onto the sand.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—JOHN FORDHAM OF THE JIVE ACES SWINGS SUCCESSFULLY THROUGH LIFE

UNITED KINGDOMSUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011

John Fordham, a founding member of the Jive Aces, the UK's No. 1 jive and swing band, has been with the group since 1989 and is still going strong. The Jive Aces video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

“What brought the Jive Aces together was the uplifting music and our passion for it,” says founding member John Fordham. “We did it because it was so much fun.”

For Fordham, music has been a lifelong affair.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—ACTOR BOB CASO CALMLY NAVIGATES HIS WAY IN A HIGH-STRESS INDUSTRY

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011

Bob Caso wasn’t always as mellow as he is today, but Scientology helped him deal with his anger and increase his understanding and care for others. His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

Actor Bob Caso noticed something strange about a fellow performer in Las Vegas in 1995—that the fellow wasn’t strange.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—ANNA KOSKA, CLIMBING MOUNT KILIMANJARO TO SAVE LIVES

UNITED KINGDOMFRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Some take up mountain climbing for exercise, others for sport. Scientologist Anna Koska and three other mothers from the United Kingdom climbed the highest mountain in Africa to save lives. Her video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—THE SCIENTOLOGY WEDDING OF OWEN YORK AND TIFFANY CONDON

CLEARWATER, FLORIDATHURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

Owen York and Tiffany Condon were married in a Scientology wedding ceremony. Based on fundamental Scientology principles, applying the wedding vows can ensure a happy and successful relationship. York’s video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—STEPHEN BLOWS: THE TRUE WORTH OF AN INDIVIDUAL IS HOW MUCH HE CAN HELP

CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICAWEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011

What is important to Scientologist Stephen Blows is to help the people of his beloved Cape Town, South Africa. His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

Stephen Blows became a Scientologist when he realized Scientology would enable him to fulfill his purpose—to help others.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—KIM PAYNE, STANDING UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

FLORIDATUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011

Kim Payne volunteers at the annual St. Petersburg Human Rights Walkathon to raise awareness of human rights abuses. Her video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—BEING THE MOTHER OF AN AMAZING CHILD

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIAMONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011

Magaera Fagan is many things to many people, but most important to her—she’s a mother. Her video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

If there were a contest to find the perfect son, Magaera Fagan is sure her son Jett would win.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—JIVE ACES’ KEN SMITH PLAYS SECOND FIDDLE TO NONE—BASS FIDDLE THAT IS

UNITED KINGDOMSATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011

Scientology helped double bass player Ken Smith turn his theme song from “You’re Driving me Crazy” to “What a Wonderful World.” His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

Imagine waking up each day knowing you will be doing exactly what you love to do. Then imagine this seven days a week for 21 years.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—JIVE ACES VINCE HURLEY TICKLES THE IVORY SO WELL, HE KEEPS THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHING

UNITED KINGDOMTHURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Jive Aces piano player and music director, Vince Hurley, tells what it’s like to be part of the zaniest group of jive and swing musicians this side of the English Channel.

His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

Jive Aces Vince Hurley may not have been born at the piano, but he might as well have been. He has been playing music as long as he can remember.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—BLOWING HIS HORN FOR SCIENTOLOGY

UNITED KINGDOMWEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

Alex Douglas joined the Jive Aces, the UK's No.1 Jive and Swing Band, because the band makes people—including himself—feel great. His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

“I never expected to be working as a musician,” says Alex Douglas, the youngest member of the Jive Aces, who plays trombone and also pitches in with kazoo, harmonica and washboard.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—JIVE ACES PETER HOWELL, SWINGING TO THE BEAT OF A DIFFERENT DRUM

UNITED KINGDOMMONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011

The heart and soul of the rhythm of the Jive Aces, Peter Howell can’t imagine having a better life than he has today. His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

The mere thought of talking to someone new used to send a chill down Peter Howell’s spine. Now the drummer of the Jive Aces, the UK’s No. 1 swing and jive band, books 300 gigs a year for the group without batting an eye. To find out what changed, read on.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—PINO GANGI DINO: YOUTH IS A STATE OF MIND

ITALYSUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

At 29, Pino Gangi Dino was a wreck, physically and spiritually. Nearly three decades later he is full of energy and drive. What caused this metamorphosis? His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

It is as though he is growing young, not old—that is how Pino Gangi Dino views his life before Scientology and since.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—VOLUNTEER MINISTER AYAL LINDEMAN PAYING BACK A DEBT OF HONOR

ROCKLAND, NEW YORKSATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011

Serving in Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, New Yorker and Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman is committed to repaying the help given New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Scientology Volunteer Minister Ayal Lindeman, 54, from Rockland County, New York, is serving in Japan as part of the Scientology Disaster Response Team to help the country deal with the devastating effects of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—LÁSZLÓ KIRÁLY: FROM FRANTIC TO FULLY IN CONTROL

BUDAPEST, HUNGARYTHURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

László Király feels happier, more energetic and younger at 53 than he did at 39. Scientology brought back the stability, control and joy in his life. His profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at Scientology.org.

There was nothing much wrong with László Király’s life by ordinary standards.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—ELISA PARRINO’S WINNING ATTITUDE

MILAN, ITALYWEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

Elisa Parrino has it all—youth, beauty, compassion, intelligence and drive. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

In her video on Scientology.org, filmed in the salon where Elisa Parrino is a hairstylist, she is clearly in her element. Attractive, young and energetic, she describes the way she likes to lead her life.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—HOPE HICKMAN, LIVING LIFE IN STYLE

CLEARWATER, FLORIDATUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011

Hope Hickman combines a flair for fashion with a keen understanding of people to design exactly the right look for her clients. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

Hope Hickman has high expectations for success as a fashion stylist and in life.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—ALBERT LUYON: HOW A TRIP TO THE BOOKSTORE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

PHILIPPINESSATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011

A book in the self-help section of a Manila bookstore changed Albert Luyon’s whole way of thinking. That book was Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. His video is one of 200 Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

Albert Luyon felt there was something missing in his life. If he could put his finger on it he could do something about it, he thought.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—THEODORA MASHUBUKU WITH A SMILE AS WARM AS AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICAFRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

Theodora Mashubuku wanted to help others, but she really did not know how. She found her calling as a Scientology spiritual counselor and overcame a shortcoming that made helping others nearly impossible. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

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MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST—SCIENTOLOGY OPENED DOORS FOR JEAN CHEN

TAIWANTHURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011

Scientology gave Jean Chen a precious gift—the ability to help others. Her Profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.scientology.org.

Jean Chen could not be more delighted with what she has gained through Scientology.

Chen goes out of her way to help people whenever the occasion arises, because if a friend had not asked her how she was doing and offered her help, Chen might never have become a Scientologist.

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