August 2, 1988 |
A Lutheran minister and a journalist accused of smuggling two pregnant Salvadorans into the United States were acquitted today by a federal jury, and one defendant called the verdict a victory for the sanctuary movement. The U.S. District Court jury, which was given the case Monday afternoon, returned innocent verdicts on all counts after 4 1/2 hours of deliberations. The Rev.
May 28, 1988
Anaheim is not the only Orange County city hosting big-name authors. On Tuesday, the Irvine Hilton Hotel will be the scene of The Times Orange County Edition's first "Book and Author Luncheon." But you're out of luck if you haven't already made a reservation to hear Lady Bird Johnson, broadcast veteran David Brinkley and novelist T.C. Boyle. The luncheon is sold out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1988
The sanctuary movement finally has had its chance to explain itself in court, and the verdict is mixed. A sanctuary leader, the Rev. Glen Remer-Thamert, a Lutheran minister who admitted smuggling Central Americans to safety in the United States, was acquitted of serious charges in Albuquerque after a federal trial in which he was given every opportunity to explain the religious and legal positions of the movement.
July 15, 1988 |
KCRW's broadcast of "Search for the Buried Past: The Hidden Jews of New Mexico" at 2 p.m. today(FM radio 89.9) may seem like an example of public radio at its esoteric worst. Here after all is a half-hour documentary about the handfuls who claim to be descendants of Jews who fled from Spain to Mexico during the early 16th Century, then to New Mexico, to escape religious persecution.
December 27, 2009 |
It is a church without preaching, and without prayer. At its Sunday morning services there is something spiritual, all right, but it doesn't have to do with Allah, or Buddha, or God. Instead, it comes from music, from passionate renditions of works composed by Brahms and Bach and, of course, Beethoven -- for whom the church is named. Each week the Church of Beethoven's musical performances draw a committed group of art-loving locals. The service, which also features poetry, visual art and other types of music, is at home in Albuquerque, a city known for its eccentricities (its nickname: Albu-quirky)