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February 7, 1991 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is it over? Is it coming? Are we hurtling toward The End? From Glendora to Harlem, Santa Ana to Buffalo, those who believe in biblical prophecy are clamoring to know: Is the Persian Gulf War the ultimate voyage toward a fiery end before a blissful beginning? Will there be, as the Bible says, a battle of Armageddon, followed by the Second Coming of Christ? Since Iraq overran Kuwait last summer, a fervor has been building among millions of evangelical Christians nationwide.
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NEWS
November 15, 1993 | From Associated Press
Confounding the prophesies of a Ukrainian doomsday cult and its imprisoned "living god," the world failed to end Sunday. Members of the Great White Brotherhood had expected the doomsday's highlight to be the suicide and resurrection of their self-styled messiah, Maria Devi Christos. Instead of ascending to heaven in a huge ball of flame, Christos spent Sunday in jail, where she faces charges of hooliganism and seizing state property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1996 | JOHN BECKHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Humans first harnessed the atom at the University of Chicago in 1942. On the University of Chicago campus, a Henry Moore sculpture pays homage to that storied chain reaction. In an auditorium a short walk away, another symbol of the Nuclear Age recently sat center stage. It was time again to set the Doomsday Clock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suffering from delusions of devils and fallen angels, James Ambrose McGrath believed he was saving the world from evil forces and acting within the law of the Lord when he robbed nine San Fernando Valley banks of more than $1 million, a defense attorney told a federal court jury Friday.
NATIONAL
January 14, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The keepers of the "Doomsday Clock" plan to move its hands forward Wednesday to reflect what they call worsening nuclear and climate threats to the world. The symbolic clock, created in 1947 and maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, currently is set at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight marking global catastrophe.
NEWS
July 4, 1991 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
A couple of years ago, an asteroid large enough to wipe out the city of Los Angeles crossed the Earth's path close enough to get a lot of people's attention. Despite the hundreds of telescopes that are turned toward the night sky on any given evening, no one saw the asteroid until it had passed within a mere 400,000 miles. That really bothers a lot of people, including a small band of experts who have assumed the responsibility of warning the world about approaching doom.
NEWS
February 24, 1991
The guardians of the "Doomsday Clock" say they are keeping a close watch on the Gulf War. Since 1947, the CLOCK HAS TRACKED THE WORLD'S FLIRTATION WITH NUCLEAR WAR. The clock, whose image appears on the cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, hangs on the wall of the magazine's offices on the University of Chicago campus. The hands of the clock were last moved a year ago, after the end of the Cold War.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1997 | JOHN DART
In the first court decision that declares a driver's license applicant can refuse to give the Department of Motor Vehicles a Social Security number for religious reasons, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled the DMV must accommodate five men who contend the numbers are the "mark of the beast" in the biblical Book of Revelation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of two men arrested on suspicion of a yearlong bank robbery spree left behind a bizarre document that provides insight into the thinking process of two men who apparently believed that they were being hounded by a Luciferian conspiracy bent on destroying them and, ultimately, the United States. The 300-page document written by James A. McGrath, 48, also justifies bank robbery as a method of fighting back against the evil forces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1997 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first court decision to declare that a driver's license applicant can refuse to give the Department of Motor Vehicles a Social Security number for religious reasons, a Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled that the DMV must accommodate five men who contend that the numbers are the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation.
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