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August 2, 1987
The Times article on the Christic Institute was excellent. It represented a welcome departure from efforts to obscure or cover up the impact of United States' illicit drug runners. I sincerely hope The Times will keep Los Angeles posted on the further efforts of the institute to bring the drug-running cartel to justice. RICHARD HECKMAN Calabasas
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January 14, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a $1-million fine against a left-wing law firm, its lawyers and two journalists who filed a lawsuit alleging a broad conspiracy by U.S. government agents to cause them injury in Nicaragua. Three days before the case was to go to trial in 1988, a federal judge in Miami threw out the lawsuit, concluding that it was based on a "deceptive" affidavit and "fabricated testimony."
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February 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday awarded nearly $1 million in attorneys fees to a Contra leader, a former CIA official and others who were accused in a civil lawsuit of mounting a guns-for-drugs scheme to aid the Nicaraguan rebels. Chief U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King in June threw out the $24-million lawsuit filed by the Christic Institute on behalf of journalists Tony Avirgan and Martha Honey, saying the plaintiffs failed to prove their case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1991
I wholeheartedly support Lou Cannon's conclusion that allegations about secret deals between U.S. politicos and Iran prior to the elections of 1980 be thoroughly and impartially investigated by the Congress ("Carter Should Check His Own Campaign Record," Commentary, May 13). The evidence in the case has been building for several years and reached a certain "critical mass" in the investigation by former National Security Council official Gary Sick and the evidence of the recent public TV documentary on "Frontline."
NEWS
July 12, 1987 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
From the congressional investigating committees' Iran- contra hearings, Friday, May 8, 1987: Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.): As you are no doubt aware, you and Thomas Clines and Rafael Quintero and others have been sued in federal court in Florida for a vast array of alleged illegal and corrupt practices, beginning as far back as the 1960s. Did you know about that? Ret. Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord: Of course I know about it.
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October 10, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Springsteen will make his first formal concert appearance since the 1988 Amnesty International world tour when he joins Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne in a benefit concert Nov. 16 at Shrine Auditorium. Tickets for the acoustic show are priced at $25, $50 and $100 and will go on sale Sunday. The $50 and $100 tickets will be available only by credit card phone order through TeleTron, starting at 10 a.m.
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October 11, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Springsteen will make his first formal concert appearance since the 1988 Amnesty International world tour when he joins Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne in a Nov. 16 benefit concert at Shrine Auditorium. Tickets for the acoustic show are $25, $50 and $100 and go on sale Sunday. The $50 and $100 tickets will be available only by credit card phone order through TeleTron starting at 10 a.m.
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November 2, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Tickets for a second Bruce Springsteen-Bonnie Raitt-Jackson Browne benefit concert at the Shrine Auditorium will go on sale Saturday under a "restricted" system that concert sponsors hope will make it harder for scalpers to get tickets. Proceeds from the 8 p.m. performance on Nov. 17 will benefit the Washington-based Christic Institute, an interfaith nonprofit center for law and public policy.
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October 11, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Springsteen will make his first formal concert appearance since the 1988 Amnesty International world tour when he joins Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne in a Nov. 16 benefit concert at Shrine Auditorium. Tickets for the acoustic show are $25, $50 and $100 and go on sale Sunday. The $50 and $100 tickets will be available only by credit card phone order through TeleTron starting at 10 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Springsteen will make his first formal concert appearance since the 1988 Amnesty International world tour when he joins Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne in a benefit concert Nov. 16 at Shrine Auditorium. Tickets for the acoustic show are priced at $25, $50 and $100 and will go on sale Sunday. The $50 and $100 tickets will be available only by credit card phone order through TeleTron, starting at 10 a.m.
NEWS
September 28, 1989 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
NASA's long-delayed shuttle launch of the Galileo mission to Jupiter, already several years behind schedule because of the Challenger disaster, now faces a legal battle that could jeopardize next month's scheduled launch. A Washington-based public interest law firm, the Christic Institute, and several other organizations plan to file suit today in Washington in an effort to block the launch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1989
On May 10 the front page of The Times aroused my immediate interest with news of John Hull in "An American 'Don' Falls in Costa Rica" by Richard Boudreaux. I have been following this important political, criminal and drug case as reported by the Christic Institute in its lawsuit naming the same persons. Sen. John Kerry's (D-Mass.) hearings, which never received the press they deserved, substantiate the same allegations, same events, places and people. The Times reported in early February that Judge James Lawrence King in Miami threw out the Christic Institute lawsuit on behalf of journalists Tony Avirgan and Martha Honey for lack of evidence.
NEWS
February 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday awarded nearly $1 million in attorneys fees to a Contra leader, a former CIA official and others who were accused in a civil lawsuit of mounting a guns-for-drugs scheme to aid the Nicaraguan rebels. Chief U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King in June threw out the $24-million lawsuit filed by the Christic Institute on behalf of journalists Tony Avirgan and Martha Honey, saying the plaintiffs failed to prove their case.
NEWS
September 23, 1988
Thank you very much for the article on the Christic Institute's struggle to bring the "secret team" to justice. That Judge King threw that suit out of court was obviously another cover-up action by the Reagan/Meese Justice Department. They certainly wouldn't want the general public to become aware of Vice President Bush's activities over the past seven-plus years. To take one example, Bush was given responsibility for drug interdiction. Yet there is ample evidence that Bush, his advisers and indeed his son Jebb were deeply involved in soliciting money and other aid for the Nicaraguan Contras from the cocaine cartel.
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