||Who's Been Doing Business
as the L. Ron Hubbard Library?
First it was Norman F. Starkey.
Sherman Lenske filed a
d.b.a. for Norman Starkey doing business as the "L. Ron Hubbard Library"
on January 30, 1989. The filing says that Starkey had started doing business
under that fictitious name on January 3, 1989. Yet the Library of Congress
has Starkey listing himself "d.b.a. L. Ron Hubbard Library" as early as
4 August 1988.
is the actual document
The second filing: for Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) doing business
as the "L. Ron Hubbard Library."
On 27 December 1993, at 21 minutes past 8:00, Sherman
Lenske filed a second d.b.a. for the fictitious business name, "L.
Ron Hubbard Library." Only this time it was so the Church of Spiritual
Technology could start using that name. This actually overlapped Starkey's
d.b.a., using the same fictitious name, which didn't expire till 30 January
is the actual document.
Note that the Church of Spiritual Technology started doing business
as "L. Ron Hubbard Library" on November 29, 1993. That just happens to
be the same day on which Norman F. Starkey transferred the copyrights for
7,731 titles to--you guessed it--the Church of Spiritual Technology. (See
"How CST Grabbed the Copyrights.")
In the Library of Congress records regarding that transaction, there
is no mention of either party doing business as the "L. Ron Hubbard Library."
According to records, Sherman Lenske, filer of both d.b.a.s, was the attorney
for Norman Starkey, and was the sole incorporator and a Special Director
for Church of Spiritual Technology. (See SCIENTOLOGY'S
[$190,000,000 Default] [A
New Slant On Fraud?] [Scientology's Greatest
CST Grabbed the Copyrights]