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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 30, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Mark QMeara Claims PGA Win Page 6A A Quick Read New Allegations Surround Swaggarf NEW ORLEANS AP A strip per performed explicit sexual acts for Jimmy Swaggart while he was involved with a prostitute Penthouse magazine says but the television evangelists attorney called the story a fabrication Catherine Mary Kampen said Swaggart gained her trust as a spiri tual adviser then emotionally ma nipulated her into acting out his sexu al fantasies the magazine said in its March issue The whole things made up Swaggart attorneys Phillip A Witt man said Sunday Wittman said Swaggart would file a libel lawsuit probably this week against the mens magazine According to Penthouse Swaggart approached Kampen a homemaker and performer of striptease tele grams at a roadside telephone in July 1987 Kampen said Swaggart told her he could help her with her marriage and personal life and promised to help her financially while demanding she perform sexual acts for him Moon Rock Cities On Drawing Boards ROCKY HILL NJ AP In an office set in central New Jerseys farmland researchers are drawing blueprints for space communities built from moon rock and powered by huge solar satellites It may sound like science fiction but Gregg Maryniak says such dreams could become reality at the start of the next century Were trying to change from thinking of space as a void to thinking of it as a font of energy and material resources that makes it a good place for people says Maryniak execu tive vice president of the Space Stud ies Institute Weather Chance Of Rain A 20 percent chance of rain is fore cast early tonight with decreasing cloudiness to follow The low will be near 40 Mostly sunny skies are fore cast Tuesday with a high in the upper 60s Please see Page 5A for details Deaths Joseph Cooks Belvedere MyraT Fulmer Johnston Moses Medlock Jr Columbia Richard J McCracken Edisto Beach Glen E Nelson Aiken Willie J Phinizy Aiken Arthur L Trowell Williston Winchester Young Allendale Please see Page 5A for details Inside Today Bridge68 Calendar3B Classifieds4B Comics2B Crossword78 Cryptoquote5B DearAbby2B Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports7A Television2B Weather5A Castro Urged Nuclear Attack On US Ccunly PublicLihraa Lab To Ease Backlog Of SLED Cases Monday January 30 1389 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 26 Crash Kills 8 In Alaska By The Associated Press FAIRBANKS Alaska A C130 crashed into a snowbank and split in two during a landing in a thick icy fog kill ing eight Canadian soldiers heading to a major USCanadian military exercise officials said The Canadian Hercules C130 was car rying eight crewmen and 10 special ser vice paratroopers from Edmonton Al berta when it crashed just short of the runway at Fort Wainwrights airfield said ILS Army Capt Jim Rodgers The weather was quite bad said Rodgers At the time of the crash he said a thick icy fog blanketed the run way and the temperature registered around 60 degrees below zero Six of the troops aboard were pro nounced dead on arrival at Bassett Army Community Hospital on the base and two others died while receiving treatment at the hospital Army Maj Sherrel Mock said Three soldiers were in critical condi tion one was listed as stable and the remaining six had minor injuries but were being held for observation Mock said After the crash Mock said Canadian officials canceled their forces participa tion in the exercise Brim Frost 89 and recalled remaining Canadian aircraft and servicemen Investigators including explosives ex perts examined the wreckage overnight Mock said The planes cargo included training ammunition Please See CRASH Page IDA Inactive Judges In Line For Healthy Pay Raises Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE Karen Stakey 6 left got a different look at the world from an while hanging upside down on playground equipment Karen and her friend Rhonda Tyler 5 were playing together at Virginia Acres Park By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A fifth of all senior federal judges including former Chief Justice Warren E Burger stand to col lect their largest pay raises in a decade even though they no longer handle any court cases The Associated Press has learned This windfall increasing Burgers salary by to a year for example from a complex retire ment system that allows federal judges to reduce their caseloads sharply while still qualifying for activeduty pay in creases In stepping down from fulltime duty they accept a title of senior judge Aside from Burger the 305 other senior judges also stand to see their salaries rise by about 50 percent unless Congress disapproves the package of raises for top federal officials Judges who retire through resignation the other option provided by Congress keep for life the same salary they re ceived on their last day of work In Bur gers case it would have been Senior status is the vastly more popu lar option and experts believe the feder al court system might be hopelessly clogged without the parttime contribu tions of these jurists But administrative records obtained by the AP indicate that roughly one in five of the nations 306 senior judges do no judicial work whatsoever They get the raises but are as hard to find on the bench as the 13 former judges who chose full retirement through resignation It doesnt seem fair said Rep Car los Moorhead a member of a House sub committee overseeing the federal judi ciary The California Republican whose skepticism last year sidetracked a bill to lower the eligibility age for senior status said We need to look into this much further Congress may want to study establishing some minimum work to qualify for the raises he said As the law stands now there is no such minimum A senior judge may work as much or as little as he wants A Pay Hike Foes Face Tough Fight By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON Rep Liz Patter son DSC is cosponsor of a resolu tion banning federal pay raises but like other antipay raise measures this session it is not ex pected to be voted on in time to stop the salary hikes that will boost mem bers paychecks by more than annually Pay increases for legislators and other top federal officials will take effect automatically Feb 8th unless both chambers of Congress vote to disapprove the increases Several antipay raise measures including Rep Pattersons have been introduced but it is unlikely they will be reviewed and brought to the floor for a vote prior to the dead line for the automatic pay hike a week and a half from now congres sional aides said An aide to House Majority Whip Rep Tony Coelho DCalif told States News Service however that footdragging on the antipay raise legislation was intentional because House leaders favor the raises Please See PAY Page 10A federal judge cannot be forced to resign the Constitution says a judicial appoint ment is for life Under recommendations by thenPres ident Reagan the highestpaid federal officials will receive their largest raises in a decade on Feb 8 if Congress does not disapprove Please See INACTIVE Page 10A Oliver North Goes On Trial Tuesday By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Former presidential aide Oliver L North goes on trial this week on 12 felony charges that have sur vived months of legal maneuvering fol lowing his indictment in connection with the IranContra affair Since his indictment last March Norths lawyers won dismissal of four of the original 1ft counts including the key charges arising from the diversion of USIran armssale profits to the Nicara guan rebels But the retired Marine lieutenant colo nel still faces a host of other charges that carry a maximum possible sentence of 60 years imprisonment and fines totaling million His trial is set to begin Tuesday The dismissal earlier this month of charges that North conspired with for mer national security adviser John M Poindexter and two arms dealers to fi nance the secret war in Nicaragua with armssale proceeds basically leaves allegations that he covered up his activi ties by lying The former National Security Council aide is charged with making false state ments to congressional committees in 1985 that were investigating reports he and others were helping the rebels in vio lation of a ban on such assistance Three falsestatement and obstruction charges allege that North prepared false responses to written queries from con gressional committees The letters deny ing that North or other NSC staffers were improperly assisting the Contras were Please See Oliver Page 10A Pope Gives Little Hope For Women Priests By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY Pope John Paul II today warned against excessive use of lay people in priestly functions and said the Vatican is studying the entire ques tion of nonordained ministries In a 196page document on the role of the laity in church and society the pope also urged women to play a greater role in the church though not as priests and said the Vatican was tightening con trol over lay movements and organizations The 42000word document entitled The Lay Members of Christs Faithful People is the pontiffs response to is sues raised by Roman Catholic bishops from around the world at the 1987 synod on the laity at the Vatican The synod which convenes every few years to advise the pope on various is sues facing the church was dominated by the womens issue and the question of nonordained ministries These include lector acolyte and altar server people who assist during Mass During the synod US bishops made proposals to open up nonordained minis tries to women Others especially Afri can bishops opposed the idea Under church law women are barred from those functions But in the United States and some other countries women and girls sometimes fill those roles infor mally without installation In his document the pope disclosed that a commission had been formed to study the entire question of lay minis tries Until the commission completes its work he urged local churches not to act on their own saying they should faith fully respect the current regulations Please See POPE Page 10A Former Nazi Leads Party To Victory By The Associated Press BERLIN In an election that shocked people across West Germa ny a rightwing extremist party headed by a former Nazi SS officer won seats in West Berlins legisla ture on a platform of ridding the city of foreigners Kick out the Nazis foreigners stay several thousand people chanted as they marched through West Berlin late Sunday to protest against the partys capturing of 11 seats in the citys 144member par liament which is a state legislature The election Sunday marked the 5 yearold Republican partys first victory in state politics and will send two of its members to West Germa nys federal parliament next year For the first time since 1953 the ex treme right will be represented in Bonn Chancellor Helmut Kohl said in an interview with the ARD television network that he was alarmed by the showing of the Republicans whose national leader Franz Schoen huber had led a campaign to oust Turks and other foreign workers from West Berlin Ten percent of West Berlins 2 mil lion people are foreigners Please See FORMER Page 10A   

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