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August 14, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN and DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
When English teacher Roger Hinkins appeared, chalk to blackboard, in the 1970 Rosemead High School yearbook, nothing in his pleasant demeanor suggested that a peculiar occurrence had radically changed his life.
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September 19, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
Spiritual leader John-Roger Hinkins' annual Integrity Awards, a star-studded gala held for five years in Los Angeles, has been canceled this year in the wake of publicity about his New Age empire. For the first time, the glitzy black-tie dinner was to have been held in Washington, instead of Southern California. But sources affiliated with the International Integrity Foundation said the $250-a-plate event, scheduled for Oct.
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August 15, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN and DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
Overcoming negativity is integral to the teachings of the Los Angeles-based Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, and its founder, John-Roger, whom followers believe is the embodiment of a Christ-like power called the "Mystical Traveler Consciousness" and something called the "Preceptor Consciousness."
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August 15, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN and DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
Overcoming negativity is integral to the teachings of the Los Angeles-based Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, and its founder, John-Roger, whom followers believe is the embodiment of a Christ-like power called the "Mystical Traveler Consciousness" and something called the "Preceptor Consciousness."
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September 19, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
Spiritual leader John-Roger Hinkins' annual Integrity Awards, a star-studded gala held for five years in Los Angeles, has been canceled this year in the wake of publicity about his New Age empire. For the first time, the glitzy black-tie dinner was to have been held in Washington, instead of Southern California. But sources affiliated with the International Integrity Foundation said the $250-a-plate event, scheduled for Oct.
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October 20, 1986 | United Press International
Solidarity founder Lech Walesa said today he will not fly to Los Angeles to pick up a human rights award because Polish authorities refuse to guarantee him the right to return home to his wife and family in Gdansk. "I must stay in the country in the name of the responsibility," Walesa said in reference to his scheduled departure Thursday for the Integrity Award, given him by the Santa Monica-based John Roger Foundation for his defense of human rights.
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October 21, 1986
Solidarity founder Lech Walesa said he will not fly to Los Angeles to pick up a human rights award Thursday because Polish authorities will not guarantee him the right to return home. "I must stay in the country in the name of the responsibility," Walesa said. The John-Roger Foundation in Santa Monica earlier this month named Walesa as one of three recipients of its annual Integrity Award.
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October 26, 1986
Former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, barred by the Polish government from appearing in person Friday to accept the fourth annual Integrity Award of the John-Roger Foundation, instead sent a videotaped speech in which he thanked supporters and told a star-studded awards ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hilton that he wants to meet Lane Kirkland of the AFL-CIO and other U.S. labor leaders.
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October 24, 1986
Polish authorities turned down Solidarity founder Lech Walesa's last-minute, handwritten application for a passport to receive an award in Los Angeles, a Walesa aide said in Warsaw. The labor movement figure said he was "sorry indeed" and added that he hopes to travel to the United States someday. Walesa said earlier this week that he had decided not to apply for a passport because he was afraid the Polish government would not allow him to return home to his family.
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November 1, 1994 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the Mystical Traveler had to admit: Oct. 5 was a particularly trying day in a trying season. Earlier in the fall, California's Senate race had taken a weird hop, with national media and Democratic spin doctors suddenly blasting Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington, wife of Republican candidate Mike Huffington, for her involvement with spiritual teacher John-Roger and his Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, or MSIA.
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August 14, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN and DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
When English teacher Roger Hinkins appeared, chalk to blackboard, in the 1970 Rosemead High School yearbook, nothing in his pleasant demeanor suggested that a peculiar occurrence had radically changed his life.
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October 15, 1986 | JACK JONES and ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writers
Solidarity founder Lech Walesa has applied for Polish government permission to come to Los Angeles to accept an award from a Santa Monica-based foundation at an Oct. 24 banquet, the director of the foundation said Tuesday. "He is very much interested and prepared to come," said George Cappannelli, director of the John-Roger Foundation. "We spoke to him this morning. He has filled out all the necessary applications and we have sent him the necessary invitation.
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October 26, 1985 | EDWARD J. BOYER, Times Staff Writer
South African Bishop Desmond Tutu, in Los Angeles to receive an award, denounced the declaration of a state of emergency Friday in Cape Town, saying it demonstrates that the government of President Pieter W. Botha "more and more is not in control of the situation." The Nobel laureate at a press conference warned that after the latest development his country stands "on the edge of a catastrophe."
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