Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 30, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina
A Quick ReadNew Allegations Surround Swaggart
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A stripper performed explicit sexual acts for Jimmy Swaggart while he was involved with a prostitute, Penthouse magazine says, but the television evangelist’s attorney called the story a fabrication.
Catherine Mary Kampen said Swaggart gained her trust as a spiritual adviser, then emotionally manipulated her into acting out his sexual fantasies, the magazine said in its March issue.
“The whole thing’s made up,” Swaggart attorney’s Phillip A. Witt-man said Sunday.
Wittman said Swaggart would file a libel lawsuit, probably this week, against the men’s magazine.
According to Penthouse, Swaggart. approached Kampen, a homemaker and performer of striptease telegrams, at a roadside telephone in July 1987.
Kampen said Swaggart told her he could help her w;th 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, N.J. (AP) - In an office set in central New Jersey’s 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.
“We’re 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, executive vice president of the Space Studies Institute.WeatherChance Of Rain
A 20 percent chance of rain is forecast early tonight with decreasing cloudiness to follow. The low will be near 40. Mostly sunny skies are forecast Tuesday with a high in the upper 60s. Please see Page 5A for details.Deaths
Joseph Cooks, Belvedere Myra T. 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
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Monday, January 30, 1989
Aiken, South Carolina
Vol. 122 No. 26
Crash Kills 8 In Alaska
By The Associated Press
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A C-130 crashed into a snowbank and split in two during a landing in a thick, icy fog, killing eight Canadian soldiers heading to a major U.S.-Canadian military exercise, officials said.
The Canadian Hercules C-130 was carrying eight crewmen and IO special service paratroopers from Edmonton, Alberta, when it crashed just short of the runway at Fort Wainwright’s airfield, said U.S. 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 runway and the temperature registered around 60 degrees below zero.
Six of the troops aboard were pronounced 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 condition, one was listed as stable, and the remaining six had minor injuries but
were being held for observation, Mock
After the crash, Mock said, Canadian officials canceled their forces’ participation in the exercise, Brim Frost ’89, and recalled remaining Canadian aircraft and servicemen.
Investigators, including explosives experts, examined the wreckage overnight, Mock said. The plane’s cargo included training ammunition.
(Please See CRASH, Page IO A)
Inactive Judges In Line For Healthy Pay Raises
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A fifth of all senior federal judges including former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger stand to collect their largest pay raises in a decade even though they no longer handle any court cases, The Associated Press has learned.
This windfall — increasing Burger’s salary by $60,000 to $175,000 a year, for example — stems from a complex retirement system that allows federal judges to reduce their caseloads sharply while still qualifying for active-duty pay increases. In stepping down from full-time 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 p^ckag^ of raises for top federal officials.
Judges who retire through resignation
— the other option provided by Congress
— keep for life the same salary they received on their last day of work. In Burger’s case, it would have been $108,400.
Senior status is the vastly more popular option, and experts believe the federal court system might be hopelessly clogged without the part-time contributions of these jurists.
But administrative records obtained by the AP indicate that roughly one in five of the nation’s 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 doesn’t seem fair,” said Rep. Carlos Moorhead, a member of a House subcommittee overseeing the federal judiciary. 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 asPay Hike Foes Face Tough Fight
By KATHY KADANE States News Service
WASHINGTON - Rep. Iiz Patterson, D-S.C., is cosponsor of a resolution banning federal pay raises, but like other anti-pay raise measures ^introduced this session, it is not expected to be voted on in time to stop the salary hikes that will boost members’ paychecks by more than $45,000 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 anti-pay raise measures, including Rep. Patterson’s, have been introduced, but it is unlikely they will be reviewed and brought to the floor for a vote prior to the deadline for the automatic pay hike a week and a half from now, congressional aides said.
An aide to House Majority Whip Rep. Tony Coelho, D-Calif., told States News Service, however, that foot-dragging on the anti-pay 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 appointment is for life.
Under recommendations by then-Pres-ident Reagan, the highest-paid 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 survived months of legal maneuvering following his indictment in connection with the Iran-Contra affair.
Since his indictment last March, North’s lawyers won dismissal of four of the original 1ft counts — including the key charges arising from the diversion of U.S.-lran arms-sale profits to the Nicaraguan rebels.
But the retired Marine lieutenant colonel still faces a host of other charges that carry a maximum possible sentence of 60 years imprisonment and fines totaling $3 million. His trial is set to begin Tuesday.
The dismissal earlier this month of charges that North conspired with former national security adviser John M. Poindexter and two arms dealers to finance the “secret war” in Nicaragua with arms-sale proceeds basically leaves allegations that he covered up his activities by lying.
The former National Security Council
aide is charged with making false statements to congressional committees in 1985 that were investigating reports he and others were helping the rebels in violation of a ban on such assistance.
Three false-statement and obstruction charges allege that North prepared false responses to written queries from congressional committees. The letters denying 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 question of non-ordained ministries.
In a 196-page 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 42,000-word document, entitled “The Lay Members of Christ’s Faithful
People,” is the pontiff’s response to issues 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 issues facing the church, was dominated by the women’s issue and the question of non-ordained ministries. These include lector, acolyte and altar server — people who assist during Mass.
During the synod, U.S. bishops made proposals to open up non-ordained ministries to women. Others, especially African 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 informally, without installation.
In his document, the pope disclosed that a commission had been formed to study the entire question of lay ministries. Until the commission completes its work, he urged local churches not to act on their own, saying they should “faithfully 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 Germany, a right-wing extremist party headed by a former Nazi SS officer won seats in West Berlin’s legislature 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 party’s capturing of ll seats in the city’s 144-member parliament, which is a state legislature.
The election Sunday marked the 5-year-old Republican party’s first victory in state politics and will send two of its members to West Germany’s federal parliament next year. For the first time since 1953, the extreme 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 Berlin’s 2 million people are foreigners.
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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.