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September 25, 1992
The man known for wearing a colorful wig and hoisting religious placards and who is accused of taking a woman hostage Tuesday at an airport hotel, had contemplated killing President Bush and took steps toward assassinating Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton, a prosecutor said Thursday. Deputy Dist. Atty. David Conn said that Rollen Frederick Stewart bought a .45-caliber handgun at about the same time as Clinton's recent visit to Los Angeles.
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February 26, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Rollen Frederick Stewart, who amused sports fans nationwide with his rainbow-hued wig and religious placards at televised sports events, was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison for setting off four stink bombs around the county. Orange County Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan gave Stewart the maximum sentence possible. Stewart already is serving a life sentence for taking hostages at a Los Angeles hotel in September, 1992.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992
Rollen Frederick Stewart, whose rainbow-striped wig and penchant for hoisting religious placards made him a familiar figure at national sports events, was ordered Monday to stand trial on charges of taking a maid hostage at an airport hotel and making terrorist threats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1994 | GEOFF BOUCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rollen Frederick Stewart, the flamboyant "Rainbow Man" recognized nationwide for donning a multicolored shock wig and waving religious placards during televised sports events, was found guilty Wednesday of setting off stink bombs at four Orange County locations. Stewart, 48, could face as long as five years in prison for placing homemade, acid-filled bombs with timers at three religious facilities and in the lobby of a local newspaper in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993
A man who believes he is the messenger of God took a maid hostage at an airport hotel and made terrorist threats to spread his message that the end of the world was near, a prosecutor said Wednesday. "He has a very strong spiritual belief," Deputy Dist. Atty. Sally Lipscomb said in her opening statement in the trial of Rollen Frederick Stewart. Stewart's attorney, Rita Smith, declined to make an opening statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993
A man who believes he is the messenger of God took a maid hostage at an airport hotel and made terrorist threats to spread his message that the end of the world was near, a prosecutor said Wednesday. "He has a very strong spiritual belief," Deputy Dist. Atty. Sally Lipscomb said in her opening statement in the trial of Rollen Frederick Stewart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Rollen Frederick Stewart, who amused sports fans nationwide with his rainbow-hued wig and religious placards at televised sports events, was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison for setting off four stink bombs around the county. Orange County Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan gave Stewart the maximum sentence possible. Stewart already is serving a life sentence for taking hostages at a Los Angeles hotel in September, 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1994 | GEOFF BOUCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rollen Frederick Stewart, the flamboyant "Rainbow Man" recognized nationwide for donning a multicolored shock wig and waving religious placards during televised sports events, was found guilty Wednesday of setting off stink bombs at four Orange County locations. Stewart, 48, could face as long as five years in prison for placing homemade, acid-filled bombs with timers at three religious facilities and in the lobby of a local newspaper in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1992 | MARC LACEY and ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 10-hour hostage drama at the Hyatt Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport was staged to lure the national media to an impromptu news conference and spread a self-styled religious zealot's belief that Armageddon was at hand, investigators said Wednesday. Rollen Frederick Stewart, who barricaded himself inside the hotel Tuesday morning, is scheduled to be arraigned today.
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July 14, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rollen Frederick Stewart--known to millions as "Rainbow Man" because he wore multicolored wigs as he flashed religious placards at televised sporting events--was sentenced Tuesday to three life terms in prison for a hostage-taking incident last year at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. Stewart, 48, was removed from the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Robert P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rollen Frederick Stewart--known to millions as "Rainbow Man" because he wore multicolored wigs as he flashed religious placards at televised sporting events--was sentenced Tuesday to three life terms in prison for a hostage-taking incident last year at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. Stewart, 48, was removed from the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Robert P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man known for wearing a rainbow-colored wig and waving religious placards during televised sports events was convicted Friday of taking a maid hostage and making terrorist threats during a standoff last September at an airport-area hotel. Rollen Frederick Stewart, 48, who testified that he held police at bay while the maid cowered in a bathtub because he needed to "explain the love of God and how it plays out," faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993
A man who believes he is the messenger of God took a maid hostage at an airport hotel and made terrorist threats to spread his message that the end of the world was near, a prosecutor said Wednesday. "He has a very strong spiritual belief," Deputy Dist. Atty. Sally Lipscomb said in her opening statement in the trial of Rollen Frederick Stewart. Stewart's attorney, Rita Smith, declined to make an opening statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993
A man who believes he is the messenger of God took a maid hostage at an airport hotel and made terrorist threats to spread his message that the end of the world was near, a prosecutor said Wednesday. "He has a very strong spiritual belief," Deputy Dist. Atty. Sally Lipscomb said in her opening statement in the trial of Rollen Frederick Stewart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992
Rollen Frederick Stewart, whose rainbow-striped wig and penchant for hoisting religious placards made him a familiar figure at national sports events, was ordered Monday to stand trial on charges of taking a maid hostage at an airport hotel and making terrorist threats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992
The man known for wearing a colorful wig and hoisting religious placards and who is accused of taking a woman hostage Tuesday at an airport hotel, had contemplated killing President Bush and took steps toward assassinating Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton, a prosecutor said Thursday. Deputy Dist. Atty. David Conn said that Rollen Frederick Stewart bought a .45-caliber handgun at about the same time as Clinton's recent visit to Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man known for wearing a rainbow-colored wig and waving religious placards during televised sports events was convicted Friday of taking a maid hostage and making terrorist threats during a standoff last September at an airport-area hotel. Rollen Frederick Stewart, 48, who testified that he held police at bay while the maid cowered in a bathtub because he needed to "explain the love of God and how it plays out," faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1992 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A self-styled religious zealot with a history of grabbing the spotlight at major sporting events was arrested Tuesday after holding a maid hostage in a Los Angeles hotel room, where he plastered the windows with biblical verses, officials said. The man held police at bay during the day with threats that he had a bomb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1992 | MARC LACEY and ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 10-hour hostage drama at the Hyatt Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport was staged to lure the national media to an impromptu news conference and spread a self-styled religious zealot's belief that Armageddon was at hand, investigators said Wednesday. Rollen Frederick Stewart, who barricaded himself inside the hotel Tuesday morning, is scheduled to be arraigned today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1992 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A self-styled religious zealot with a history of grabbing the spotlight at major sporting events was arrested Tuesday after holding a maid hostage in a Los Angeles hotel room, where he plastered the windows with biblical verses, officials said. The man held police at bay during the day with threats that he had a bomb.
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