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   Winchester Star (Newspaper) - January 25, 1992, Winchester, Virginia                                Sundays Battle of the Best D1 A Graphic Glance at the Game D3 The Winchester Star 96th Year 173 38 SECTIONS VIRGINIA SATURDAY JANUARY 1992 6673200 25 CENTS Oinklf You See Hogette He Dons Snout For Kids By JOHN KOEGL Star Staff Writer Five men in trench coats walk ed to their seats in RFK stadium in Washington and cast a nervous look at the They were uncertain about what they planned to but off came their coats and the fans went The Hogettes became instant Chuck who recently moved to is one of the original Hogettes who dressed as a that day in November 1983 when the Washington Redskins beat the New York Hes known as Chuckette in his pig cheerleading white and The other originals the herd now numbers about a dozen are Mikey T Mike Joevette Joe Grandpa Ralph and Georgette George Lind all of whom live in the Washington Later that the Hogettes appeared at the Rally Around the Redskins fundrive for Childrens Hospital in Since they have helped childrens charities raise an estimated million in as many as 150 public The average fan just thinks were nuts at the Casper They dont realize how active we are in fundraising for Winchester resident Chuck Casper turns into a Hogette to cheer the Redskins or to help a Star Photos by Rick Foster good He and his colleagues will be hamming it up in Minneapolis Theyve volunteered for the Jerry Lewis the Juve nile Diabetes the Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow and countless other organiza And Chuckette has worked for fundraisers that have benefited Camp Fantastic in Front the American Cancer the United and Blue Ridge Chuckette was a guest throughout the 1991 football season on Barry Lees morning show on On he will be on cable Channel 6 for the See Hogettes Page A3 BCCI Made To Give Up Million By LAURIE ASSEO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The failed Bank of Credit and Commerce In ternational was ordered Friday to give up million in the biggest forfeiture in the nations by a federal judge who ac cepted its guilty plea to a federal racketeering The aim of the plea agreement and penalty is to permanently in capacitate BCCI from ever again doing business in the United said District Judge Joyce Hens The forfeiture of all BCCIs assets would be the largest in The worldwide collapse of BCCI six months ago has brought enor mous and continuing tragedy to in nocent the judge Whatever is done here we cannot now completely reverse that The court concludes that accep tance of the plea agreement is in the public Green because it would allow depositors to recover at least some of their lost money and assure BCCIs coopera tion in the criminal prosecution of its founder and The plea agreement was reached in December by the Justice Department and the courtap pointed receivers for the Luxem bourgbased The interna tional operation was seized in July after an audit uncovered widespread BCCI admitted that it conspired to deceive bank regulators in secret takeovers of three In District Judge Joyce Hens Green said the aim of the plea agreement and penalty is to perma nently incapacitate BCCI from ever again doing business in the United dependence Bank of First American Bank of Washington and National Bank of The defunct bank also admitted participating in tax fraud and stock manipulation Green rejected objections to the agreement filed by a group of cred itors and foreign BCCI They said they were not consulted in the negotiations and contended the agreement would hurt their chances of recovering The judge said she accepted the governments argument that the group lacked standing to intervene in the Green added that there is no agreement that can be reached that would satisfy all in Two federal courts in New York refused Thursday to block approval of the Those objecting to the agreement included unsecured creditors such as Panama and the Lloyds of Lon don insurance and the Tokyo branch of which said it would lose million on deposit in New Clinton PayRaise Ad Hits Congress Where It Hurts By JOHN KING AP Political Writer WASHINGTON Fireworks erupted when David Obey spotted a campaign consultant for Arkansas Bill Clinton at a re cent Democratic strategy Brushing aside the meetings theme of party Obey lashed out at Paul Begala for producing Clintons presidential campaign ads blasting Washington politicians for raising their pay in a And while Obey maintains public silence about the the Wisconsin who sup ported the pay is far from the only one upset about the commer cial currently airing on New Hampshire TV Dozens of House and Senate both complained privately about the Clinton ad to the Democratic con The congressional pay raise issue is so sensitive that few if any lawmakers are willing to discuss it on the gressional leadership and to Clinton But the issue is so sensitive that few if any lawmakers are will ing to discuss it on the The reasons for the reticence are twofold Some said they wanted to avoid criticism of the early fron trunner for the Democratic presidential nomination others said Clinton could easily turn such criticism to his own Its not exactly going to hurt him if we all scream foul because hes beating us up for taking a pay a senior Democratic con gressman speaking on condi tion of Im sure Bill Clinton would love nothing better than having an ex tended discussion of his opposition to the pay said Democratic pollster Geoff Clinton has used the ad to position himself as a Washington outsider and as an implicit slap at two Bob Kerrey of Nebraska and Tom Harkin of They both voted for a Senate pay raise passed at a latenight session without advance On Capitol grumbling over the commercial has been consider And yet Clinton still has pick ed up dozens of endorsements from People in this party really want to win and some of them are willing See PayRaise Page A2 After a day in Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington was released Friday after turning over Associated Press his personal appointment records for a probe of corruption at City Birmingham Mayor Released INDEX C 18 MISS YOUR PAPER Call 6673200 till 11 Lawmakers in Richmond Ponder Offbeat Measures RICHMOND AP Legislators arent just worried about the state budget this theyre also con cerned with goat the lawyer daylight savings and mindaltering counsel ing Those are the topics of some of the more offbeat bills and resolu tions among the recordhigh measures introduced in the General Jackie D proposed a bill to set a statewide season for chasing rac coons with dogs from 1 through May The sport of raccoon chasing now is allowed yearround in eastern he but only for six months west of the Blue Ridge In the western part of the its unbelievable the number of people that chase Stump Were just looking for some thing to try to help Stump said he may be able to get Sec Odd Bills Page A2 Mini Page to Be In Mondays Paper The Mini a regular Saturday will appear in Mondays By HOYT HARWELL Associated Press Writer Mayor Richard Arrington agreed Friday to give his personal appointment records to a federal judge and was freed from prison after spending a day behind Its not been great Arrington The records were given to District Judge Edwin who held Arrington in contempt a week said the mayors Donald Watkins refused to give further details of the agreement to turn them I have learned that he has purged himself of con Attorney Frank Donaldson I am pleased that the matter is taken care had refused to turn over the records to a federal grand jury investigating possible corruption at City He claimed Donaldsons office had singled him out because hes and wanted the records to fabricate a case against Donaldson has repeatedly denied Arrington now is in complete compliance with the court Donaldson adding it was unfortu nate that it wasnt done earlier so that these high visibility events would never have On symbolically chained to walked three blocks from a church to the federal courthouse to He was taken from there to a minimumsecurity camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in 90 miles to the Nelson sentenced Arrington to 18 months in to be served from Thursday nights to Monday or until Arrington obeyed the He also fined Arr ington a for up to seven the citys first black had said he would provide the but that he wanted first to go to prison in The grand jury had subpoenaed Arringtons personal appointment records for Arrington refused to turn them saying he didnt want the government to use the records to bolster ac cusations against him by Tarlee an Atlanta ar chitect and former Arrington business Brown pleaded guilty in September to scheming to defraud the He said he also paid Arrington over two years in kickbacks on his profits from city who was reelected to a fourth term last denied the   

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