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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992
I read your article on Joel Barr (Oct. 14) and it made me livid on how this scumbag is remorseful over his sins of spying for Russia and wants to "re-establish his American citizenship." I am also appalled at the fact that the very government this man betrayed is paying him $244 a month in Social Security benefits. To put the icing on the cake, Barr claims to be a "resident" of California and gets entitlements that nearly double his pension. This is wrong. If a man chooses to betray his country and seeks asylum in a country that has been a potential adversary, then he should relinquish all claims to any pensions from his country.
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August 17, 1998 | ALEXEI KUZNETSOV and CARLA RIVERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joel Barr, an enigmatic Brooklyn-born electronics expert who became a leading exponent of Communism during the Cold War, befriended convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and helped to develop the Soviet Union's first radar-guided antiaircraft guns, died here Aug. 1. Barr was 82 and died of complications from diabetes, said his longtime secretary, Svetlana Shmelyova. She was reached Sunday at his flat in St. Petersburg where he had lived for many years.
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August 17, 1998 | ALEXEI KUZNETSOV and CARLA RIVERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joel Barr, an enigmatic Brooklyn-born electronics expert who became a leading exponent of Communism during the Cold War, befriended convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and helped to develop the Soviet Union's first radar-guided antiaircraft guns, died here Aug. 1. Barr was 82 and died of complications from diabetes, said his longtime secretary, Svetlana Shmelyova. She was reached Sunday at his flat in St. Petersburg where he had lived for many years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992
I read your article on Joel Barr (Oct. 14) and it made me livid on how this scumbag is remorseful over his sins of spying for Russia and wants to "re-establish his American citizenship." I am also appalled at the fact that the very government this man betrayed is paying him $244 a month in Social Security benefits. To put the icing on the cake, Barr claims to be a "resident" of California and gets entitlements that nearly double his pension. This is wrong. If a man chooses to betray his country and seeks asylum in a country that has been a potential adversary, then he should relinquish all claims to any pensions from his country.
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October 14, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In America, he is known as Joel Barr, an enthusiastic Communist from Brooklyn who disappeared without a trace in the late 1940s. In Russia, he is known as Iosif Veniaminovich Berg, half of a team of brilliant Americans who designed the first Soviet computer and pioneered the microelectronics industry so critical to the Kremlin's defense machine. But in his St.
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June 24, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a reprise of the Cold War's most notorious spy scandal, three Orange County congressmen are calling on the Justice Department to reopen an investigation of an associate of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who fled to the Soviet Union in the 1940s and recently returned to the United States. At a Capitol Hill press conference Tuesday, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and Robert K.
SPORTS
November 23, 1989
Former Oklahoma football players Nigel Clay and Bernard Hall were sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in fines for raping an Oklahoma City woman in the athletic dormitory last Jan. 21. Clay, of Fontana, and Hall, of Detroit, were convicted by a jury last week. Both men waived their right to wait 10 days before starting their sentences and were returned to the custody of the Cleveland County sheriff's department.
SPORTS
May 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former Oklahoma cornerback Jerry Parks began serving a nearly three-month jail sentence today after pleading no contest to a charge he shot and wounded teammate Zarak Peters. Parks surrendered to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office after being sentenced by District Judge Preston Trimble, who also gave him a five-year deferred sentence, with two years of supervised probation. "I would like to apologize to my family, to Zarak Peters and to the university for this tragic incident," Parks said in a brief statement to reporters after sentencing.
SPORTS
November 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former Oklahoma football players Nigel Clay and Bernard Hall were sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape today. District Judge Preston Trimble also ordered Clay, from Fontana, Calif., and Hall, from Detroit, to pay $10,000 fines. Fred Shaeffer, the attorney for Hall, asked that his client receive the minimum punishment of five years in prison. But Trimble decided to follow the recommendation of the jury that last week convicted Clay and Hall of raping an Oklahoma City woman Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1992 | MICHELLE LOCKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In 1950, Carol Dorothy abandoned her husband and two small children to help her lover and next-door neighbor escape from the FBI. Over the next three decades, he became a star of Soviet microelectronics. She became an Iron Curtain housewife. She had four more children. Then she came back. For a woman who left with only an overnight case and $100 tucked in her purse for the return ticket, it was a 42-year journey home that even she can hardly believe.
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October 14, 1992 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In America, he is known as Joel Barr, an enthusiastic Communist from Brooklyn who disappeared without a trace in the late 1940s. In Russia, he is known as Iosif Veniaminovich Berg, half of a team of brilliant Americans who designed the first Soviet computer and pioneered the microelectronics industry so critical to the Kremlin's defense machine. But in his St.
NEWS
June 24, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a reprise of the Cold War's most notorious spy scandal, three Orange County congressmen are calling on the Justice Department to reopen an investigation of an associate of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who fled to the Soviet Union in the 1940s and recently returned to the United States. At a Capitol Hill press conference Tuesday, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and Robert K.
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