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September 8, 1985
MGM/UA is adding a disclaimer to the "Year of the Dragon" because of the Asian-American community taking offense? Are the studios going to do the same in all movies that have portrayed fundamentalist ministers as asses--or do we have another double standard? What a bunch of hypocrites! TIM BERENDS KBRT, Los Angeles
April 12, 1994
It's getting to be a habit with Japanese prime ministers--Morihiro Hosokawa on Friday became the fourth of Tokyo's last five leaders to step down over allegations of political scandal or corruption--and cartoonists must be straining to come up with new angles. But once again they caught the agony and embarrassment of a nation with trouble at the top.
May 8, 1988
It seems natural that North delivered the commencement address at Liberty University. With TV's fear-mongering ministers having been exposed as dealing in little more than scandal, it's not surprising that Falwell's people would invite the comments of a self-righteous mercenary like North. KENT ROBINSON Pasadena
September 11, 1986 | WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM, Times Staff Writer
David Berkedal had been a minister only two weeks when he entered the narthex of Christ Lutheran Church, passed beneath a stained-glass portrait of the Last Supper and accepted the leadership of his first congregation. He was white, from a quiet Wisconsin town. The congregation was black and lived in Compton, which Parade magazine had just listed as one of America's most dangerous cities.
July 21, 1987 | From Reuters
Morocco on Monday asked to join the European Communities, a move reflecting the North African country's concern for its farm exports to Western Europe, but the bloc's foreign ministers said Morocco is ineligible. Ministers told reporters that the Common Market's founding Treaty of Rome allows only European states to become full members. Moroccan Foreign Minister Abdellatif Filali was informed that the Arab country thus does not qualify for membership in the 12-nation bloc.
September 24, 1994 | JOHN DART
Businessman Roger Barkley and his wife gave up a combined yearly income of $200,000 so that he could enter the ministry, a career he began this month as a pastor in Northridge. Sadly, however, the Rev. Roger Barkley, 47, brings to the Congregational Church of Northridge not only insights from their sacrifice of material comfort for spiritual fulfillment but also the perspectives on life the couple gained from wife Amy's battle with cancer.
April 24, 1989
EC Freezes Farm Prices: Agriculture ministers in the European Economic Community have agreed to freeze most farm prices within its 12 nations to keep the farm budget at $33 billion. After a weeklong debate, the 12 EEC ministers agreed to keep price supports generally at last year's levels. The biggest cut will be made in guarantees to growers of citrus fruits, down 7.5%. Prices for sugar will drop by 2%, although the community's executive commission had requested a 5% cut. A tax on the production of surplus milk will be reduced by 25%, a move that milk producers had supported.
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