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July 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Soldier of Fortune magazine has appealed to readers for money it says it needs to keep publishing and fight a $9.4-million court judgment. The Boulder,Colo.-based magazine is appealing the award to the family of a woman whose killer was hired through a Soldier of Fortune classified advertisement. A jury in Houston made the award in March in response to a lawsuit filed by Gary Wayne Black, 18, and his grandmother, Marjorie Eimann, 64. They had sought $22.5 million.
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October 1, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Brown, retired Army colonel, adrenaline junkie and editor of the blood-and-guts magazine Soldier of Fortune, surveyed the gathering of his macho tribe and noted with pleasure that it would never be confused with your average convention. "We are not the Rotarians," said Brown between short spits of Skoal. No kidding.
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March 2, 1988
Jurors in Houston, Tex., began deliberations in the $22.5-million suit filed against Soldier of Fortune magazine by relatives of Sandra Black, who was killed by a hit man hired through an ad in the magazine. Jurors deliberated 2 1/2 hours before retiring for the night. Black was shot in Bryan, Tex., in 1985 by John Wayne Hearn, who was hired by her husband through the ad. Robert Black was convicted in the murder-for-hire and is on Texas' Death Row.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1993 | DANA PARSONS
Just in time for Christmas, the latest issue of Soldier of Fortune magazine has arrived, giving Second Amendment fanatics lots to choose from. While some of us shop for people whose wardrobes are depleted, this magazine is for people whose arsenals are depleted. Keep in mind, however, that these aren't typical holiday gift ideas, in that many of them are outlawed in California. That doesn't stop you, however, from sending them to friends or loved ones in other states.
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December 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
A jury on Friday found Soldier of Fortune magazine liable for $12.4 million in damages for running a "gun for hire" ad blamed on the 1985 killing of a businessman. A lawyer for the sons of Richard Braun had urged the U.S. District Court jury to send a message to publishers by ruling that the classified ad was responsible for Braun's death.
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March 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Soldier of Fortune magazine was negligent in publishing a classified ad that led to the contract killing of a Texas woman and should pay $9.4 million to the victim's family, a federal jury said Thursday. Gary Wayne Black, 18, and Marjorie Eimann, 64, filed the suit seeking $22.5 million from the self-styled "Journal for Professional Adventurers." Sandra Black, Gary Black's mother and Eimann's daughter, was shot to death on Feb. 21, 1985, at her home in Bryan.
NEWS
September 6, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Doug Norwood believes killers will return to stalk him again. He thinks about them constantly and always carries his .357 magnum. His house is loaded with electronic gear to warn him if an intruder is about. Although he knows the gang that tried to kill him is locked up, Doug Norwood cannot rest easy. He won't go out at night because darkness is a killer's friend. Norwood is a deputy county prosecutor in this small town in the northwest corner of Arkansas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1988
Sometimes the American propensity to cast about for someone to blame--preferably someone with deep, money-lined pockets--leads to strange results. We think that's what happened last week, when a Texas jury ordered Soldier of Fortune magazine to pay $9.4 million in damages to the survivors of a woman whose husband hired her killer through a classified advertisement in the magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1993 | DANA PARSONS
Just in time for Christmas, the latest issue of Soldier of Fortune magazine has arrived, giving Second Amendment fanatics lots to choose from. While some of us shop for people whose wardrobes are depleted, this magazine is for people whose arsenals are depleted. Keep in mind, however, that these aren't typical holiday gift ideas, in that many of them are outlawed in California. That doesn't stop you, however, from sending them to friends or loved ones in other states.
NEWS
January 12, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a setback for the publishing industry, the Supreme Court Monday let stand a $4.3-million damage verdict against a magazine for printing a classified ad that led to the contract slaying of an Atlanta businessman. A U.S. appeals court ruled last year that Soldier of Fortune magazine can be held liable because its ad posed an "unreasonable risk of . . . substantial harm to the public," a ruling the justices left intact.
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January 12, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a setback for the publishing industry, the Supreme Court Monday let stand a $4.3-million damage verdict against a magazine for printing a classified ad that led to the contract slaying of an Atlanta businessman. A U.S. appeals court ruled last year that Soldier of Fortune magazine can be held liable because its ad posed an "unreasonable risk of . . . substantial harm to the public," a ruling the justices left intact.
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September 22, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operation Desert Storm lasted little longer than an extra-inning game at Dodger Stadium. The "Evil Empire" has shattered into more pieces than a vodka tumbler flung from the top of the Washington Monument. And back in the Middle East, despite lingering acrimony, Arab-Israeli peace talks are scheduled to open next month. As a new world order takes shape, what's a mercenary to do?
NEWS
December 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
A jury on Friday found Soldier of Fortune magazine liable for $12.4 million in damages for running a "gun for hire" ad blamed on the 1985 killing of a businessman. A lawyer for the sons of Richard Braun had urged the U.S. District Court jury to send a message to publishers by ruling that the classified ad was responsible for Braun's death.
NEWS
January 9, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, entering the affirmative action fray again, said Monday it would decide whether the federal government may give blacks, Latinos or women special preferences in the awarding of licenses or contracts. Last year, the court's conservative majority put strict new limits on the use of affirmative action in the awarding of city and state contracts.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Soldier of Fortune magazine has appealed to readers for money it says it needs to keep publishing and fight a $9.4-million court judgment. The Boulder,Colo.-based magazine is appealing the award to the family of a woman whose killer was hired through a Soldier of Fortune classified advertisement. A jury in Houston made the award in March in response to a lawsuit filed by Gary Wayne Black, 18, and his grandmother, Marjorie Eimann, 64. They had sought $22.5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1988
Sometimes the American propensity to cast about for someone to blame--preferably someone with deep, money-lined pockets--leads to strange results. We think that's what happened last week, when a Texas jury ordered Soldier of Fortune magazine to pay $9.4 million in damages to the survivors of a woman whose husband hired her killer through a classified advertisement in the magazine.
NEWS
September 22, 1991 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operation Desert Storm lasted little longer than an extra-inning game at Dodger Stadium. The "Evil Empire" has shattered into more pieces than a vodka tumbler flung from the top of the Washington Monument. And back in the Middle East, despite lingering acrimony, Arab-Israeli peace talks are scheduled to open next month. As a new world order takes shape, what's a mercenary to do?
NEWS
January 9, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, entering the affirmative action fray again, said Monday it would decide whether the federal government may give blacks, Latinos or women special preferences in the awarding of licenses or contracts. Last year, the court's conservative majority put strict new limits on the use of affirmative action in the awarding of city and state contracts.
NEWS
March 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Soldier of Fortune magazine was negligent in publishing a classified ad that led to the contract killing of a Texas woman and should pay $9.4 million to the victim's family, a federal jury said Thursday. Gary Wayne Black, 18, and Marjorie Eimann, 64, filed the suit seeking $22.5 million from the self-styled "Journal for Professional Adventurers." Sandra Black, Gary Black's mother and Eimann's daughter, was shot to death on Feb. 21, 1985, at her home in Bryan.
NEWS
March 2, 1988
Jurors in Houston, Tex., began deliberations in the $22.5-million suit filed against Soldier of Fortune magazine by relatives of Sandra Black, who was killed by a hit man hired through an ad in the magazine. Jurors deliberated 2 1/2 hours before retiring for the night. Black was shot in Bryan, Tex., in 1985 by John Wayne Hearn, who was hired by her husband through the ad. Robert Black was convicted in the murder-for-hire and is on Texas' Death Row.
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