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April 26, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
Until Wednesday, Russ Kick had to live with rejection. The author of quirky books like "50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know" and proprietor of the Memory Hole website said government agencies have rejected many, if not most, of his 200 Freedom of Information Act requests over the years. But when he finally won an appeal, it was big -- prompting massive media coverage and setting off a debate on the use of emotionally charged images in wartime.
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April 26, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
Until Wednesday, Russ Kick had to live with rejection. The author of quirky books like "50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know" and proprietor of the Memory Hole website said government agencies have rejected many, if not most, of his 200 Freedom of Information Act requests over the years. But when he finally won an appeal, it was big -- prompting massive media coverage and setting off a debate on the use of emotionally charged images in wartime.
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BOOKS
February 8, 2004
*--* SO. CAL. RATING Fiction *--* *--* 1 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (Pocket Books: $7.99) A Harvard scholar uncovers a vendetta against the Catholic Church. 2 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (McGraw-Hill: $12.80) A century in Macondo. 3 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Picador: $15) A Greek family embraces the American dream. 4 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (Penguin: $14) A teenage girl is haunted by her mother's death.
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April 23, 2004 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
A website dedicated to publishing censored pictures and documents released dozens of photographs of coffins containing American war dead, which caused the Pentagon on Thursday to renew its ban on releasing such images to the media. Pictures of flag-draped coffins filling aircraft cargo bays and being unloaded by white-gloved soldiers were obtained by Russ Kick, a 1st Amendment activist in Tucson who won their release by filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
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