September 18, 1999 |
The vague profile of Larry Gene Ashbrook, who authorities say killed seven churchgoers, wounded seven more, then killed himself, developed more dimensions Friday, even as this city fought for perspective on the havoc Ashbrook wrought. The man most people first learned of after his Wednesday rampage at Wedgwood Baptist Church called and wrote to newspapers, feared imagined persecutors--and may have mingled with Texas hate groups, people who had met him said.
April 21, 1985
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, as part of its ongoing research, is attempting to identify individuals who may have been helped in pre-World-War-II Austria by Dr. Muriel Gardiner, an American citizen who was studying medicine in Vienna in the 1930s and was involved with the anti-Fascist underground. She used the code name of Mary and offered her apartment as a safe house for individuals opposed to the Nazis. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center, 9760 W. Pico Blvd.
July 7, 2005 |
Jewish leaders condemned resolutions passed by the United Church of Christ that called for Israel to dismantle its security fences around Palestinian territories and for companies to use "economic leverage" to promote peace in the Middle East. The measures, passed by the church's rule-making body at its annual meeting in Atlanta, seek to hold Israel to a different moral standard, Rabbi Abraham Cooper said.
February 27, 2007 |
The author of a best-selling comic book series intended to teach children about other countries said he would change a chapter on Jews that has been called anti-Semitic and similar to Nazi propaganda. Lee Won-bok maintained, however, that his depiction of Jewish control of American media and politics was based on fact and "commonly believed." Images from the book "echo classic Nazi canards," Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center said this month.
March 4, 1994
KCOP-TV Channel 13's coverage of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will include tributes to fire fighters and police officers for their efforts on behalf of county and city residents during recent natural disasters. The salute, dubbed "Here for the Long Run," also will single out for recognition Caltrans workers, the Rev. Cecil Murray, Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, and teacher Alberto Valdivia.