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February 6, 1988 | BILL LOHMANN, United Press International
The son of a Baptist preacher, Jerry Nims rebelled as a youth growing up in California. He wore his hair long, grew a beard, played piano in a blues band and studied at San Francisco State University, a popular roost for left-wingers flocking to the words of Marx and Lenin. In the vernacular of the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was a beatnik.
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August 13, 1988 | From Religious News Service
The Rev. Jerry Falwell's ministry has created a new television network as a profit-making venture. The company, FamilyNetwork Broadcasting Inc., is headed by Falwell's associate, Jerry Nims, president of Moral Majority and Liberty Federation. "Our target is the secular market," Nims said of FamilyNet. The network supplies religious, sports and entertainment programs and is available to about 11 million homes in the United States, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1988 | From Religious News Service
The Rev. Jerry Falwell's ministry has created a new television network as a profit-making venture. The company, FamilyNetwork Broadcasting Inc., is headed by Falwell's associate, Jerry Nims, president of Moral Majority and Liberty Federation. "Our target is the secular market," Nims said of FamilyNet. The network supplies religious, sports and entertainment programs and is available to about 11 million homes in the United States, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1988 | BILL LOHMANN, United Press International
The son of a Baptist preacher, Jerry Nims rebelled as a youth growing up in California. He wore his hair long, grew a beard, played piano in a blues band and studied at San Francisco State University, a popular roost for left-wingers flocking to the words of Marx and Lenin. In the vernacular of the late 1950s and early 1960s, he was a beatnik.
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April 29, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD and JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Moral Majority announced Wednesday that it will start up a new Atlanta-based cable network aimed at viewers with "traditional values." The televangelical ministry's president, Jerry Nims, said FamilyNet Broadcasting Inc. plans to develop and produce a 24-hour network, as well as individually syndicated shows, that will be offered without a fee to cable companies in exchange for advertising time.
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May 23, 1987 | Associated Press
PTL ministry officials said Friday that they have accounted for $80 million of $92 million in missing donations and called on former Chairman Jim Bakker to return a hefty bonus he received in the first three months of 1987. "The plane that was in a dive, we've pulled up and gotten it stabilized," said Chief Executive Officer Jerry Nims. Nims said Bakker and his wife got $480,000 during the first 10 days of February alone.
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June 30, 1987 | From The Washington Post
The Justice Department has decided to launch a formal criminal investigation into the PTL ministry, focusing on allegations of tax fraud and other wrongdoing during the reign of its exiled founders, television evangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker, law enforcement sources said Monday. The investigation will be conducted by the department's tax division in concert with Vinton D. Lide, U.S. attorney in Columbia, S.C., sources said.
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November 3, 1987 | Associated Press
The Rev. Jerry Falwell said today that he is resigning as president of the Moral Majority and will no longer play an active role in stumping for political candidates or lobbying for causes of the religious right. "I am now rededicating my life to the preaching of the Gospel," he said at a news conference. However, he said his views on issues will remain well known through his television ministry.
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May 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The executive offices of the scandal-rocked PTL ministry were bugged and some documents are missing, the ministry said Friday as it began laying off 200 employees to deal with a debt now calculated at $65 million. "Who bugged the building? We don't know," said Harry Hargrave, who was appointed PTL's chief financial officer a month after founder Jim Bakker turned the ministry over to the Rev. Jerry Falwell on March 19.
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May 16, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
PTL accountants say that $92 million in church funds is missing, along with a 1939 Rolls-Royce, and the ministry on Friday announced that it is seeking emergency donations to help pay off debts. Jerry Nims, PTL chief executive officer, also took reporters on a tour of the opulent presidential suite at Heritage Grand Hotel in PTL's Heritage USA theme park.
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May 15, 1987 | United Press International
The Rev. Jerry Falwell said Thursday that if followers of the PTL ministry do not send in $7 million by the end of the month, he will shut down the whole scandal-plagued empire. "We need the most sacrificial gift you can send," Falwell told viewers of the ministry's daily "PTL Club" television show. "If we're going to honor our creditors, we need to raise at least that by May 31, and probably $20 million to $25 million over the next 90 days," Falwell said. "We have no alternative.
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May 22, 1987 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
A Costa Mesa car dealer announced Thursday that he will auction a rare 1939 Rolls-Royce limousine that he said PTL founder Jim Bakker bought from him three years ago for his South Carolina theme park. On the same day in June, 1984, Bakker bought a burgundy and tan 1953 Silver Dawn Rolls-Royce for $55,000 "for his own personal use" with "what I perceive to be church funds," said Gary Concannon, president of Concannon's Horseless Stables.
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