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November 9, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During its 72 years as a Southern California institution, the Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunrise Service has overcome rainstorms, protest demonstrations and financial problems. But it now faces a struggle that supporters fear it may not survive. City officials have ordered the service to stop soliciting money. Once-generous donors have threatened it with lawsuits.
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February 4, 1992 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of an 18-year-old man filed suit against the Anaheim-based Set Free Christian Fellowship Church on Monday, alleging that a Set Free official made their son perform sex acts in exchange for crack cocaine while undergoing drug rehabilitation at the church's Texas ranch. The civil suit, filed in Tarrant County Municipal Court in Coleyville, Tex.
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October 27, 1991 | MARK PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with a Federal Communications Commission inquiry, the Tustin-based Trinity Broadcasting Network withdrew a subsidiary's application to buy a Philadelphia-area TV station after employees of the station and a broadcasting group questioned the subsidiary's claim that it is controlled by minorities. Trinity's attorney wrote the FCC on Oct. 1 to tell the commission that the subsidiary, National Minority TV Inc.
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September 29, 1991 | MARK PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Communications Commission has begun an inquiry into Trinity Broadcasting Network to determine whether a subsidiary of the worldwide Christian programming service is a bona fide minority organization or one controlled by Trinity founder and president Paul F. Crouch, officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1991 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reviews for "China Cry," the inspirational movie produced by Tustin-based Trinity Broadcasting Network, were mostly downbeat when it opened in New York last week as part of a national re-release, but that didn't prevent ticket sales from topping $4 million since its release last fall. The New York Times' Steven Holden said the film "has many of the features of a Hollywood epic except that it is set in the 20th Century. . . .
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April 7, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men suspected of setting off a string of smoke bombs in Los Angeles apparently were not involved in three similar incidents in Orange County, authorities said Saturday. Spokesmen for the Santa Ana and Garden Grove police departments said Larry Wayne Mitchell, 27, a transient, and a 17-year-old youth had been cleared in three of four Orange County cases in which smoke bombs were set off.
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March 30, 1991 | MATT LAIT
A smoke bomb forced the evacuation of about 1,200 people attending a Good Friday service at the Crystal Cathedral, one day after another smoke bomb went off during a live religious broadcast at a Tustin studio. Police said a man in his late 30s or early 40s walked into the Crystal Cathedral at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, attached a white satchel to the back of a seat in the rear of the auditorium and walked away. A security guard who saw what the man had done followed him, police said.
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March 29, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen people were injured Thursday when an undetermined type of explosive spewed a noxious smoke in the middle an audience watching the live broadcast lof a program at a Trinity Broadcasting Network studio, police said. Tustin Sgt. Mike Pettifer said that at 7:16 p.m., somebody "walked into the building, placed the device on (a table) and walked out. . . . Minutes later it went off." The device made a loud popping noise and smoke filled the room.
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