Church to Open

The Church of Scientology has opened its first mission on the Mississippi Gulf Coast amid the ruins of Hurricane Katrina. The Church of Scientology was created by science fiction writer L- Ron Hubbard. In his 1950 book ``Dianetics,'' Hubbard said the mind has a subconscious level that exerts a ``hidden influence'' to make a person behave a certain way. The book also says the soul suffers from negative ``engrams'' implanted in this life and previous lives. The church sent 800 volunteer ministers to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans area to counsel hurricane victims.