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May 29, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Joe Fernandez, former CIA station chief in Costa Rica, whose alias is Tomas Castillo, will be questioned in a closed session by the Iran- contra investigating committees today about his alleged role in providing military assistance to the Nicaraguan rebels at a time when the agency was prohibited by Congress from doing so. Fernandez will be questioned in closed session to protect his identity, committee members said. A transcript of the testimony will be made public.
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August 27, 1999 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Next to Ross Perot, Little Joe Hernandez must be the smallest guy with the largest resume in the Lone Star State. Little Joe y La Familia will bring nearly 60 albums worth of material to the big stage at the venerable Ventura Theatre for a gig tonight. After nearly 40 years in show biz and all those albums (plus a Grammy in 1992) Little Joe is known as "The King of the Brown Sound."
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NEWS
April 30, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
A federal grand jury investigating the Iran-Contra affair has named former National Security Council secretary Fawn Hall, ex-NSC official Robert Earle and former CIA agent Joe Fernandez as unindicted co-conspirators, sources close to the investigation said Friday. The action, which has been kept under court seal, allows independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to use their testimony against all four defendants in the case--Oliver L. North, John M. Poindexter, Richard V. Secord and Albert A. Hakim.
SPORTS
March 15, 1997 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
It had to occur to many of the estimated 10,000 people watching Lindsay Davenport's 6-1, 6-1 thrashing of Mary Joe Fernandez in a semifinal of the State Farm Evert Cup tournament Friday that something other than lopsided tennis was going on. In all likelihood, there was. Davenport, 20, is five years younger, hits the ball five times harder, and was five times more effective than Fernandez with everything she tried on this typically dry and scorching day in the desert.
NEWS
May 30, 1987 | KAREN TUMULTY and SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writers
The CIA's former Costa Rica station chief, portrayed by the agency as a "renegade" for his efforts to help Nicaragua's contra rebels after Congress had banned government aid, testified Friday in a closed session with congressional investigating committees that he kept CIA officials informed of his activities, committee members said. "I gather that people in the agency were notified," said Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), a member of the House committee. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L.
NEWS
June 2, 1987 | KAREN TUMULTY and SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writers
Contradicting CIA claims that the agency was not assisting the Nicaraguan rebels, the former Costa Rica station chief for the agency told congressional investigators that at least two of his superiors knew of his activities on behalf of the contras , according to a transcript of testimony released Monday. "He made it clear that the CIA was involved," said Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), who heard the testimony.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss criminal charges against a former CIA agent accused of conspiring to ship arms illegally to the Nicaraguan rebels and concealing the covert operation. U.S. District Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. denied a motion to dismiss the charges against Joseph F. Fernandez, who contended that the congressional testimony he gave under a limited grant of immunity from prosecution was improperly used against him by prosecutors.
SPORTS
November 15, 1989 | CINDY SHMERLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It would have taken Martina Navratilova longer to list her health problems and injuries than it did for her to defeat Mary Joe Fernandez Tuesday. Navratilova, seeded second, lost only 11 points on her serve during a 6-2, 6-3 victory before 11,185 fans in the $1-million Virginia Slims Championships at Madison Square Garden.
NEWS
July 21, 1996 | BILL DWYRE
Chanda Rubin, suffering from a stress fracture in a wrist that has kept her off the WTA tour for more than a month, will not be able to realize her dream of playing in the Olympics. Rubin, seeded seventh, withdrew Saturday because of the injury and will be replaced by Mary Joe Fernandez, a bronze medalist in singles at the Barcelona Games. Fernandez, who won a gold medal with Gigi Fernandez in 1992, also will play doubles, again with Gigi Fernandez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1999 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Next to Ross Perot, Little Joe Hernandez must be the smallest guy with the largest resume in the Lone Star State. Little Joe y La Familia will bring nearly 60 albums worth of material to the big stage at the venerable Ventura Theatre for a gig tonight. After nearly 40 years in show biz and all those albums (plus a Grammy in 1992) Little Joe is known as "The King of the Brown Sound."
NEWS
July 21, 1996 | BILL DWYRE
Chanda Rubin, suffering from a stress fracture in a wrist that has kept her off the WTA tour for more than a month, will not be able to realize her dream of playing in the Olympics. Rubin, seeded seventh, withdrew Saturday because of the injury and will be replaced by Mary Joe Fernandez, a bronze medalist in singles at the Barcelona Games. Fernandez, who won a gold medal with Gigi Fernandez in 1992, also will play doubles, again with Gigi Fernandez.
NEWS
March 5, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in the early 1950s, the New York City school system failed with Joe Fernandez. Or maybe it was the other way around. There were probably teachers who tried to reach him, but none made much of an impression. Of all of them, he can remember only one by name: Mrs. Brown from third grade, who took him on his first trip to a museum. As a teen-ager in East Harlem, he hung out with a gang that called itself the Riffs.
SPORTS
November 15, 1989 | CINDY SHMERLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It would have taken Martina Navratilova longer to list her health problems and injuries than it did for her to defeat Mary Joe Fernandez Tuesday. Navratilova, seeded second, lost only 11 points on her serve during a 6-2, 6-3 victory before 11,185 fans in the $1-million Virginia Slims Championships at Madison Square Garden.
SPORTS
June 5, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
There will be an empty seat at the Carrollton School graduation exercises Wednesday in Miami. That is where the schoolmates of Mary Joe Fernandez will gather to receive their diplomas, but she won't be there. Three years after she turned pro at 14, Fernandez reached the highest point of her part-time career on a blustery Sunday at Roland Garros when she defeated Gabriela Sabatini, 6-4, 6-4. It was a victory that propelled the 17-year-old Floridian into the French Open quarterfinals while continuing her uncanny dominance over the tournament's second-seeded player.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss criminal charges against a former CIA agent accused of conspiring to ship arms illegally to the Nicaraguan rebels and concealing the covert operation. U.S. District Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. denied a motion to dismiss the charges against Joseph F. Fernandez, who contended that the congressional testimony he gave under a limited grant of immunity from prosecution was improperly used against him by prosecutors.
NEWS
April 30, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
A federal grand jury investigating the Iran-Contra affair has named former National Security Council secretary Fawn Hall, ex-NSC official Robert Earle and former CIA agent Joe Fernandez as unindicted co-conspirators, sources close to the investigation said Friday. The action, which has been kept under court seal, allows independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to use their testimony against all four defendants in the case--Oliver L. North, John M. Poindexter, Richard V. Secord and Albert A. Hakim.
SPORTS
June 5, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
There will be an empty seat at the Carrollton School graduation exercises Wednesday in Miami. That is where the schoolmates of Mary Joe Fernandez will gather to receive their diplomas, but she won't be there. Three years after she turned pro at 14, Fernandez reached the highest point of her part-time career on a blustery Sunday at Roland Garros when she defeated Gabriela Sabatini, 6-4, 6-4. It was a victory that propelled the 17-year-old Floridian into the French Open quarterfinals while continuing her uncanny dominance over the tournament's second-seeded player.
SPORTS
March 15, 1997 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
It had to occur to many of the estimated 10,000 people watching Lindsay Davenport's 6-1, 6-1 thrashing of Mary Joe Fernandez in a semifinal of the State Farm Evert Cup tournament Friday that something other than lopsided tennis was going on. In all likelihood, there was. Davenport, 20, is five years younger, hits the ball five times harder, and was five times more effective than Fernandez with everything she tried on this typically dry and scorching day in the desert.
NEWS
June 2, 1987 | KAREN TUMULTY and SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writers
Contradicting CIA claims that the agency was not assisting the Nicaraguan rebels, the former Costa Rica station chief for the agency told congressional investigators that at least two of his superiors knew of his activities on behalf of the contras , according to a transcript of testimony released Monday. "He made it clear that the CIA was involved," said Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), who heard the testimony.
NEWS
May 30, 1987 | KAREN TUMULTY and SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writers
The CIA's former Costa Rica station chief, portrayed by the agency as a "renegade" for his efforts to help Nicaragua's contra rebels after Congress had banned government aid, testified Friday in a closed session with congressional investigating committees that he kept CIA officials informed of his activities, committee members said. "I gather that people in the agency were notified," said Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), a member of the House committee. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L.
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