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November 14, 1990
Charles Goodman, 57, a member of the gospel group the Happy Goodman Family, died Sunday of cancer in Madison, Tenn. He composed such songs as "I Would Take Nothing for My Journey Now," "Come a Little Closer," "Touch the Hand of the Lord," "Had It Not Been" and "Who Am I." Elvis Presley, the Oak Ridge Boys, Connie Smith, Jimmy Swaggart, the Blackwoods and Jimmy Davis recorded songs composed by Mr. Goodman.Yannis Ritsos, 81, a Greek poet and staunch Communist who spent years in detention under right-wing governments, died Sunday in Athens, Greece.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1998
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Rev. Jimmy Swaggart plays a scale on his grand piano and slides off the bench to grab the microphone. "Praise Jesus!" he says, launching a spellbinding two-hour sermon, which he interrupts twice to record 30-second promotional spots for the TV version.Swaggart yells. He collapses to the floor. He recounts a conversation with God. Seven times, he abruptly breaks into tears. And he lays hands on a partially paralyzed young man. "Jesus will heal you because he can heal you," says Swaggart, weeping again.
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October 15, 1991
Amid the tumultuous events of the past weekend, a noteworthy story got buried: Jimmy Swaggart, who only five years ago was the unrivaled high priest of televangelism, was arrested on a minor traffic charge in California -- in the company of a prostitute. The story made just a few paragraphs inside most papers.Only a hard-hearted cynic could find merriment in this development. After his downfall three years ago when he was caught with a prostitute in a motel, Swaggart made his tearful "I-have-sinned" confession which was so dramatic that he made the cover of Time magazine.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1998
FERRIDAY, La. -- Frankie Lewis Terrell puts down her bottle of whiskey, closes the window to her drive-through liquor store and walks next door to begin the tour of 712 Eighth Ave., the family home that became a museum.Pictures of first cousin Mickey Gilley sit atop a table. The birthing quilt of the first cousin Jimmy Swaggart lies on the very bed where, Frankie claims, the televangelist was "conceived in sin." And then there is the kitsch of big brother Killer: the golf clubs from O.J. Simpson, the Killer's rifles, his baby shoes, and, preserved for posterior uh, posterity: the Killer's potty-training toilet.
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By Kevin Cowherd | November 20, 1991
LET ME BEGIN by saying that I'm not much of a crier myself, although given the right circumstances (bill for a new transmission, "Ol' Yeller" re-runs), I can bawl like a baby.Men first began crying openly in the late '70s, encouraged by the likes of Alan Alda and Phil Donahue, weepy guys with three-pack-a-day Kleenex habits who weren't afraid to show they were sensitive, vulnerable and so forth.Women (at least some of them) seemed to go for this. So pretty soon you had a lot of guys with robin-egg-blue leisure suits sobbing on women's shoulders during everything from foreign film presentations to the hatching of baby chicks.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1998
FERRIDAY, La. -- Frankie Lewis Terrell puts down her bottle of whiskey, closes the window to her drive-through liquor store and walks next door to begin the tour of 712 Eighth Ave., the family home that became a museum.Pictures of first cousin Mickey Gilley sit atop a table. The birthing quilt of the first cousin Jimmy Swaggart lies on the very bed where, Frankie claims, the televangelist was "conceived in sin." And then there is the kitsch of big brother Killer: the golf clubs from O.J. Simpson, the Killer's rifles, his baby shoes, and, preserved for posterior uh, posterity: the Killer's potty-training toilet.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1998
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Rev. Jimmy Swaggart plays a scale on his grand piano and slides off the bench to grab the microphone. "Praise Jesus!" he says, launching a spellbinding two-hour sermon, which he interrupts twice to record 30-second promotional spots for the TV version.Swaggart yells. He collapses to the floor. He recounts a conversation with God. Seven times, he abruptly breaks into tears. And he lays hands on a partially paralyzed young man. "Jesus will heal you because he can heal you," says Swaggart, weeping again.
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April 29, 1998
Sam Ross, 86, a novelist and television scriptwriter for such series as "Ben Casey" and "The Fugitive," died March 30 in Mercer Island, Wash.George N. Tuerck,91, a versatile musician who performed with Liza Minnelli, Cab Calloway, Carol Channing and Lauren Bacall, died Saturday in Weymouth, Mass.Nader Batmanghelidj, 95, a former Iranian army lieutenant general, ambassador and Cabinet minister under the late Shah Reza Pahlavi, died Friday of kidney failure in Reston, Va.Christian Mortensen, 115, one of the oldest people in the world, died in his sleep Saturday in San Rafael, Calif.
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October 8, 1990
Louisiana has always been something of a separate folklore culture in America, a place which produces such mixed blessings as jazz and jambalaya, Earl Long and Jimmy Swaggart. But even if the Pelican State can hardly be counted as American mainstream, there are ominous messages in David Duke's strong showing in the Louisiana election this past Saturday.First, more than half of the white voters of Louisiana cast their ballots for Duke, which means that if it had not been for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which gave the franchise to black citizens of Louisiana, a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and an open Nazi sympathizer would be sitting in the United States Senate next year.
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August 4, 1994
When the Carroll County Education Association posed the question of whether candidates running for various county offices belonged to the Church of the Open Door, the teacher's union committed a horrendous blunder. The question was clearly inappropriate, but some of the subsequent indignation has been overwrought.An organization such as the CCEA has every right to decide which political candidates it will support during the election campaign. Endorsing candidates who support positions that are deemed to be inimical to its members' interests would be foolish.
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By Kevin Cowherd | November 20, 1991
LET ME BEGIN by saying that I'm not much of a crier myself, although given the right circumstances (bill for a new transmission, "Ol' Yeller" re-runs), I can bawl like a baby.Men first began crying openly in the late '70s, encouraged by the likes of Alan Alda and Phil Donahue, weepy guys with three-pack-a-day Kleenex habits who weren't afraid to show they were sensitive, vulnerable and so forth.Women (at least some of them) seemed to go for this. So pretty soon you had a lot of guys with robin-egg-blue leisure suits sobbing on women's shoulders during everything from foreign film presentations to the hatching of baby chicks.
NEWS
October 15, 1991
Amid the tumultuous events of the past weekend, a noteworthy story got buried: Jimmy Swaggart, who only five years ago was the unrivaled high priest of televangelism, was arrested on a minor traffic charge in California -- in the company of a prostitute. The story made just a few paragraphs inside most papers.Only a hard-hearted cynic could find merriment in this development. After his downfall three years ago when he was caught with a prostitute in a motel, Swaggart made his tearful "I-have-sinned" confession which was so dramatic that he made the cover of Time magazine.
NEWS
November 14, 1990
Charles Goodman, 57, a member of the gospel group the Happy Goodman Family, died Sunday of cancer in Madison, Tenn. He composed such songs as "I Would Take Nothing for My Journey Now," "Come a Little Closer," "Touch the Hand of the Lord," "Had It Not Been" and "Who Am I." Elvis Presley, the Oak Ridge Boys, Connie Smith, Jimmy Swaggart, the Blackwoods and Jimmy Davis recorded songs composed by Mr. Goodman.Yannis Ritsos, 81, a Greek poet and staunch Communist who spent years in detention under right-wing governments, died Sunday in Athens, Greece.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1995
How often does one night of television offer two visits to the majestic Andes Mountains of South America? Documentaries on PBS and the Learning Channel accomplish the vicarious travel feat.* "The New Explorers: Expedition Inspiration" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The expedition was to Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, at 22,834 feet the tallest peak in the Southern Hemisphere. The inspiration was provided by survivors of breast cancer, such as expedition leader Laura Evans and the other members of her party.
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By New York Times News Service | September 13, 1991
NEW ORLEANS -- A state civil jury found last night that the evangelist Jimmy Swaggart had defamed a fellow television minister, Marvin Gorman, whose career collapsed five years ago in a swirl of accusations that he was an adulterer.Finding both Mr. Swaggart and his television ministries liable for damages, the jury awarded Mr. Gorman's television and crusade ministries $9 million. In addition, it awarded Mr. Gorman $600,000 for defamation and $400,000 for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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