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June 25, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight years he was simply Jimmy Lynch, house painter. Not even his wife knew he was a fugitive Irish nationalist who broke out of Belfast's notorious Maze Prison a decade ago in a daring mass escape. With his arrest by the FBI last June, he is once again James Joseph Smyth, prisoner. But now, his battle against extradition to Northern Ireland is making him a hero in the Irish community and has touched off an international controversy. In a victory for Smyth, U.S. District Judge Barbara A.
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June 25, 1993 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For eight years he was simply Jimmy Lynch, house painter. Not even his wife knew he was a fugitive Irish nationalist who broke out of Belfast's notorious Maze Prison a decade ago in a daring mass escape. With his arrest by the FBI last June, he is once again James Joseph Smyth, prisoner. But now, his battle against extradition to Northern Ireland is making him a hero in the Irish community and has touched off an international controversy. In a victory for Smyth, U.S. District Judge Barbara A.
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September 21, 1986 | HUGH A. MULLIGAN, Associated Press
The homecoming chaos at the airport amuses and sometimes dampens the eyes of Her Majesty's customs agents. An Aer Lingus jumbo jet, making a rare touchdown at Belfast, rolls up to the gate and delivers a thundering herd of sunburned, mosquito-bitten Northern Ireland youngsters unbelievably burdened with skateboards, Cabbage Patch dolls, baseball gloves, Dallas Cowboys caps, stereo cassette recorders, huge teddy bears and, this time, a 10-speed bicycle.
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