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May 28, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
Crystal Cathedral Ministries' church and 40-acre campus will be sold to an Orange County real estate developer for $46 million but leased back by the church in hopes of recovering the landmark venue for its "Hour of Power" broadcasts, federal bankruptcy court filings disclosed Friday. Greenlaw Partners of Newport Beach will lease the cathedral and other core elements of the property to the church administration for $212,000 a month and guarantee exclusive lease rights for 15 years, according to the Chapter 11 exit plan filed in Santa Ana. The successors to founder Robert H. Schuller also retain the option of buying it back for $30 million within the next four years, although a major financial turnaround in the church's fortunes would be necessary to afford repurchase.
October 25, 2009 | By Victoria Patterson
Cole hunkered in his car seat, refusing to get out of the car. Ry was strapped in his stroller next to me, waiting. I smelled a poopy. Maybe it was just bad gas. No, definitely a poopy. I fished around in my large purse for a stray diaper, my hand passing my journal, hoping it wasn't one of Ry's explosive squirt-up-the-back-of-his-diaper-onto-his-clothes-poops. "Why don't you like church?" I asked Cole. His face was doing the crumble thing. "I won't be gone that long," I said, already estimating how much time I could have.
November 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Church of England lifted its ban on divorced people remarrying in church -- a move that could allow Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, both divorced, to wed. The church's governing body voted 308 to 110 to end the ban, but added that it should not turn into a free-for-all. Divorced people whose previous spouses are dead have always been allowed to remarry in church.
May 21, 1988
This letter is in response to the article in the Orange County Calendar on May 16, 1988, written by Bruce Burroughs, entitled "Music Review, Master Chorale Delivers Brahms and Schumann." I quote the review, "Whether it is the warm, buttery tone elicited by Robert Shaw, the bland porridge blend preferred by the late Fred Waring, or the unruly yelping of a volunteer church choir (author's emphasis) , there is as many different choral sounds as there are choruses and chorus directors."
July 16, 1988
Maloney misunderstands. The church is not the place to exercise ambitions to climb the corporate ladder, make strident speeches, etc. Our founder Jesus Christ preached service and humility. She should really look for another job--perhaps as a recruiter for the National Organization for Women or another political organization. ELAINE CRAFT La Mesa
April 18, 1998 | Associated Press
A wave of Latino immigrants moving to northwest Georgia has prompted a local businessman to give $1 million to the Roman Catholic church to help it expand. The gift to St. Joseph's Catholic Church was made by Carl Bouckaert, president and CEO of Beaulieu of America, which claims to be the third-largest carpet company in the world.
March 30, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Neighbors trying to block construction of a new Egyptian Coptic Orthodox church at 17431 Roscoe Blvd. in Northridge will make their case before the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals today. St. Athanasius Coptic Church volunteer Salah Ashamalla said the proposed 40,500-square-foot domed church would replace a church at 9165 Woodman Ave. Two groups, the White Oak/Roscoe Homeowners Assn.
December 1, 2002
Re "Churches as Neighbors," Oct. 20: The editorial was useful as far as it went, but it failed to consider the economic impact of tax-exempt church property on the community. This has become an increasingly important issue as churches, you rightly observe, are expanding their range to include many secular activities. The subject merits informed consideration. Martha S. Vogeler Fullerton
December 31, 2009 | Kate Linthicum
Felix Wurman, a cellist who founded the Church of Beethoven performance series in Albuquerque, has died of complications from cancer, a sister said. He was 51. FOR THE RECORD: A news obituary in Thursday's Section A on Felix Wurman, an Albuquerque musician and founder of the Church of Beethoven concert series, said that the artistic director of the series is David Feldman. His name is David Felberg. Wurman, who had been undergoing treatment for bladder cancer, died late Saturday night at a hospice facility in Hillsborough, N.C. Wurman was a cellist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra when, two years ago, he recruited other musicians from the symphony to play Sunday morning concerts in an abandoned gas station off Route 66. The Times profiled the weekly concert series, which Wurman called the Church of Beethoven, on Sunday.
March 16, 1987
About 200 members of a fundamentalist Baptist church staged a brief demonstration in front of television preacher Gene Scott's landmark downtown church to protest an attempt to declare the building a city historic monument and--as the building's former owners have charged--to deprive them of the full potential value of the site. The protesters chanted "Shame on Bradley" and carried posters, one of which read "Bradley, Lindsay and Scott, The Evil Trinity." Their leader, the Rev. Robert L.
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