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February 1, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
God himself pulled the needle out of Sonny Arguinzoni's arm, or so the story goes. Grateful, the high school dropout, part-time purse snatcher and hope-to-die heroin addict repaid the miracle with one of his own. From an apartment in a Boyle Heights housing project, Arguinzoni started a Christian ministry. He called it Victory Outreach International and became Pastor Sonny to a flock that over three decades has swelled to 30,000.
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January 15, 2000 | Associated Press
The Presbyterian Church (USA) will be asked to approve a one-time grant of $400,000 for the financially troubled National Council of Churches. The proposal by two top staff officers is to be presented in mid-February at a meeting of the denomination's executive council. The officers said the request is based on recent cost-cutting steps and the prospect of responsible management under new council leaders. The Presbyterians previously gave the council a special $100,000 grant toward a $3.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of its yearly telethon, Chabad of California finds itself busier than ever and, as usual, strapped for cash, according to Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, the sect's charismatic leader. But this year is different, because the Hasidic sect is enmeshed in a bitter squabble that focuses on a Jewish student housing co-op near UCLA and has riled many in the Jewish community.
NEWS
February 1, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
God himself pulled the needle out of Sonny Arguinzoni's arm, or so the story goes. Grateful, the high school dropout, part-time purse snatcher and hope-to-die heroin addict repaid the miracle with one of his own. From an apartment in a Boyle Heights housing project, Arguinzoni started a Christian ministry. He called it Victory Outreach International and became Pastor Sonny to a flock that over three decades has swelled to 30,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2000 | Associated Press
The Presbyterian Church (USA) will be asked to approve a one-time grant of $400,000 for the financially troubled National Council of Churches. The proposal by two top staff officers is to be presented in mid-February at a meeting of the denomination's executive council. The officers said the request is based on recent cost-cutting steps and the prospect of responsible management under new council leaders. The Presbyterians previously gave the council a special $100,000 grant toward a $3.
NEWS
February 23, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with a thicket of political problems, the White House has moved to clear away the underbrush of several sensitive and often divisive issues that threatened to interfere with President Bush's reelection campaign. The series of steps--including the forced resignation of John E.
NEWS
July 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government of the West German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has contributed about $1.5 million to Jewish cultural societies to help them recover from a multimillion-dollar embezzlement, a newspaper reported today. Die Welt quoted a state government spokesman, Hartmut Reichl, as saying the leadership of the prosperous southern state considered it in the public interest to assist the religious groups. The money is to be used to build community centers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1990 | From Religious News Service
Three years after the Jim Bakker-PTL scandal broke, some major television evangelists are devoting even more time to fund-raising and promotion and have turned to Eastern Europe as a focus of such efforts. These are among the findings reported by Stephen Winzenburg, a scholar who has monitored religious broadcasting for a decade.
NEWS
January 24, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
There is a saying here that evangelist Oral Roberts is cash poor and land rich. He has his Oral Roberts University, with its futuristic buildings that appear to be a cross between R. Buckminster Fuller and the Jetsons. The school is paid for, land and buildings both. He has the City of Faith medical complex across the street from the university. Its 60-story tower is the tallest in Tulsa and the gleaming gold facade rises from the gently rolling hills south of the city.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Internal Revenue Service is auditing the finances of 23 television ministries and expects the probe could jeopardize the federal tax exemption of some evangelists. "The service is continuing to devote significant examination resources to media evangelist cases," Robert I. Brauer, assistant IRS commissioner in charge of exempt organizations, said in a letter to Rep. J. J. (Jake) Pickle (D-Tex.), chairman of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. Pickle released the report Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | From Religion News Service
How could savvy, experienced do-gooders believe that their money could be doubled in six months by a bunch of anonymous rich people? That seems to be the question that no one at some very distinguished nonprofit organizations took the time to ask about the public charity with the hopeful name New Era.
NEWS
February 23, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with a thicket of political problems, the White House has moved to clear away the underbrush of several sensitive and often divisive issues that threatened to interfere with President Bush's reelection campaign. The series of steps--including the forced resignation of John E.
NEWS
November 24, 1991 | STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can tell Mendel Duchman's story in 25 words or less: Brooklyn boy decides to become a rabbi and do great things. He makes a big splash in Irvine, but later things don't go so good. There's a little more to it than that, of course. The last of the lawsuits has been settled. And the congregation at Chabad of Irvine Jewish Center, once in danger of dissolving, is rebuilding and looking for ways to pay off its estimated half-million-plus dollars of debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of its yearly telethon, Chabad of California finds itself busier than ever and, as usual, strapped for cash, according to Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin, the sect's charismatic leader. But this year is different, because the Hasidic sect is enmeshed in a bitter squabble that focuses on a Jewish student housing co-op near UCLA and has riled many in the Jewish community.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1990 | From Religious News Service
Three years after the Jim Bakker-PTL scandal broke, some major television evangelists are devoting even more time to fund-raising and promotion and have turned to Eastern Europe as a focus of such efforts. These are among the findings reported by Stephen Winzenburg, a scholar who has monitored religious broadcasting for a decade.
NEWS
July 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government of the West German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has contributed about $1.5 million to Jewish cultural societies to help them recover from a multimillion-dollar embezzlement, a newspaper reported today. Die Welt quoted a state government spokesman, Hartmut Reichl, as saying the leadership of the prosperous southern state considered it in the public interest to assist the religious groups. The money is to be used to build community centers.
NEWS
November 24, 1991 | STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can tell Mendel Duchman's story in 25 words or less: Brooklyn boy decides to become a rabbi and do great things. He makes a big splash in Irvine, but later things don't go so good. There's a little more to it than that, of course. The last of the lawsuits has been settled. And the congregation at Chabad of Irvine Jewish Center, once in danger of dissolving, is rebuilding and looking for ways to pay off its estimated half-million-plus dollars of debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1995 | From Religion News Service
How could savvy, experienced do-gooders believe that their money could be doubled in six months by a bunch of anonymous rich people? That seems to be the question that no one at some very distinguished nonprofit organizations took the time to ask about the public charity with the hopeful name New Era.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Internal Revenue Service is auditing the finances of 23 television ministries and expects the probe could jeopardize the federal tax exemption of some evangelists. "The service is continuing to devote significant examination resources to media evangelist cases," Robert I. Brauer, assistant IRS commissioner in charge of exempt organizations, said in a letter to Rep. J. J. (Jake) Pickle (D-Tex.), chairman of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. Pickle released the report Monday.
NEWS
January 24, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
There is a saying here that evangelist Oral Roberts is cash poor and land rich. He has his Oral Roberts University, with its futuristic buildings that appear to be a cross between R. Buckminster Fuller and the Jetsons. The school is paid for, land and buildings both. He has the City of Faith medical complex across the street from the university. Its 60-story tower is the tallest in Tulsa and the gleaming gold facade rises from the gently rolling hills south of the city.
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