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2The Daily Tar HeelFriday, October 6, 1989
World aed Nation
Bakker guilty of duo ami
From Associated Press reports
CHARLOTTE PTL evangelist
Jim Bakker was convicted Thursday of
using his television show to defraud
followers of $3.7 million, money the
jury foreman said corrupted a minister
who started out to do good.
"He was called by God. But eventu
ally the money became too much for
him," said foreman Ricky Hill, who
said during jury selection that he was a
Christian. "We kept looking for some
thing from the defense and we never
Bakker faces a maximum sentence
of 120 years in prison and $5 million in
fines. The U.S. District Court jury
convicted him of all 24 counts in the
indictment, which charged he oversold
lodging guarantees, called "lifetime
partnerships," at his Heritage USA
"The message is you can't lie to the
people and use television and the mails
to get them to send you money," said
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON The Bush
administration and Senate leaders
lined up Thursday behind a new plan
to salvage parts of catastrophic health
coverage for retirees while slashing
the surtax and monthly premium that
pay for it.
Louis Sullivan, secretary of health
and human services, said the pro
posal by Sen. David Durenberger, R
Minn., "incorporates our mutual
"Our nation's health policy can
not afford the setback a repeal would
cause," Sullivan wrote Sen. Lloyd
Bentsen, D-Texas, chairman of the
Finance Committee. Repeal would
be unwise policy and "an unforgiv
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prosecutor Deborah Smith. "It doesn't
matter who you are or how well known
you are, you simply can't do it."
Defense lawyer George Davis said
the verdict would be appealed.
Prosecutors said Bakker diverted
$3.7 million in ministry funds for per
sonal use while knowing PTL was in
financial trouble. He used money from
PTL for vacation homes in California
and Florida, a lakefront parsonage, a
houseboat, Rolls-Royce and Mercedes
cars and more peculiar luxuries such as
an air-conditioned doghouse.
Bakker's wife, Tammy Faye, said
she and her husband would return to
Orlando, Fla., where they moved the
die-hard remnants of their ministry.
"It's not over until it's over," added
Mrs. Bakker during a news conference
after the verdict. Hundreds of Bakker
faithful and the lunchtime curious
flocked around the courthouse, and Mrs.
Bakker serenaded them with a verse of
"On Christ, the solid rock, I stand.
able act of political expedience," he
Catastrophic health insurance has
been under heavy attack from some
of the 33 million retirees that it was
designed to help. Some are upset
because it overlaps catastrophic
coverage they already have; others
chiefly those with higher incomes
object to having to finance a big
part of the program for those who
can't afford it.
The protests resulted in a 360-66
House vote Wednesday to kill the
The Senate was expected to con
sider Durenberger's proposal
quickly, along with a rival salvage
plan by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
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Bakker was freed later Thursday on
$250,000 bond imposed by U.S. Dis
trict Court Judge Robert Potter. The
judge set sentencing for Oct.24.
"I'm going to keep my faith in God
and I'm going to go see Tammy now. I
feel sad but encouraged in God,"
Bakker said, smiling in a brief midaf
ternbon statement to reporters.
Potter said he granted bond reluc
tantly because Bakker faithful had a
"Jim Jones mentality" and might help
him flee the country.
"They think he could walk on wa
ter,' Potter said.
Davis declared the reference to the
1978 murder-suicide of 900 followers
of Jim Jones' cult in Jonestown, Guyana,
"horrible, absolutely uncalled for."
Bakker showed little emotion as the
verdict was read. Tears welled in the
eyes of Mrs. Bakker, who also received
large bonuses from PTL but was not
charged with any crimes.
Dalai Lama wins
Nobel Peace Pnze
From Associated Press reports
OSLO, Norway The Dalai Lama,
the spiritual and temporal leader of
Tibet whose title means Ocean of
Mercy, won the 1 989 Nobel Peace Prize
on Thursday for decades of non-violent
struggle to free his country from China.
He said in response: "My case is
nothing special. I am a simple Buddhist
monk no more, no less." He ex
pressed hope the award would focus
attention on compassion in every human
China called the award an insult and
interference in its internal affairs.
One clear purpose of the Norwegian
Nobel committee was to deliver a
message of support to the pro-democracy
movement in China.
Analysts also said it might help
eventually to break the deadlock be
tween China, which has occupied the
Himalayan nation since 1950, and the
Dalai Lama, who leads an exile gov
ernment based in India.
In its citation, the committee men-
who came inside to hear the speech.
. "I was looking out for Ramos. At the
speech I was seated immediately next
to Ramos. After the speech the protest
ers had plenty of time to ask questions,
but they didn't.
"I would have thought that these
people would have wanted to reinforce
their support of the $1 million per day
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The jury foreman said he was un
swayed by Bakker's testimony, in which
he defended his earnings as reasonable
for someone who raised millions of
dollars for the work of the Lord.
"He was a man of God. He got cor
rupt and I feel sorry for the man," Hill
said. He said that in the day and a half
of jury deliberations, "The most dis
agreement was when the fraud started.' '
Reaction to the conviction varied
among trial spectators.
"I think it's wonderful," said Bev
erly Sparrow. "He deserves everything
he's going to get."
"My faith was that he would be set
free on all charges," said Bill Fisher of
Fort Mill, S.C. "I still believe he will."
The trial started Aug. 28 and was
interrupted Aug. 3 1 when Bakker didn't
come to court. His attorneys told the
judge Bakker was in a fetal position
with his head under a couch.
tioned the Dalai Lama's rejection of
violence and his preachings of respect
for all living things. It praised his
"constructive and forward-looking
proposals for the solution of interna
The Dalai Lama, 54, was born Ten
zin Gyatso. The son of a poor farmer,
he was named spiritual and temporal
ruler as the 14th Dalai Lama at age 5,
just before the Chinese army marched
into Tibet. He fled Tibet in 1959 after
a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
In Los Angeles, where he was at
tending a conference, the Dalai Lama
said: "I very much appreciate that kind
of recognition about my beliefs. In
fact, I always believed in love, com
passion and a sense of universal re
spect. Every human being has that
"This prize may open more people's
eyes to look at their own quality,' ' said
the Buddhist leader, who wore sandals
and traditional red-and-orange robes.
the U.S. is sending in support of the El
Salvadoran government, but they didn 't
ask any questions."
Incorporation of the DTH involves
relieving the University of the tax bur
den of the DTH, Schwartz said. "It will
separate the DTH and the University
for tax purposes."
The referendum originally would
have changed the constitution to reflect
the three new members the board added
in 1986, Davis said. But because no
is great. That may seem overstated, but
I really think it is. The picture selection
for the book was really good too."
The photographers were told to find
new perspectives when taking pictures
of things, and they used past Yacks to
find examples of possible pictures to
take, Foster said.
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From Associated Press report
MOSCOW Soldiers began
guarding fuel and food shipments
bound for beleaguered Armenia, cut
off for more than two months by
saboteurs in the neighboring repub
lic of Azerbaijan, reports from the
region said Thursday.
Soviet troops arrived in the re
public to ensure the safe arrival of
supplies, most of which must pass
through Azerbaijan to reach Arme
nia, the reports said.
It was unclear if Soviet troops
were also in Azerbaijan, but a source
in the region said supplies were safely
Azerbaijanis for more than two
months have burned bridges and
blocked rail lines to stop the regular
flow of supplies from reaching
Armenia. The blockades are report
edly an outgrowth of the dispute
over which republic should control
the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The blockade has not only re
sulted in chronic shortages of food,
fuel and other crucial staples, but has
also interrupted the flow of supplies
to people affected by the devastating
Dec. 7 Armenian earthquake.
Bush to have cyst removed
Bush will undergo surgery to re
move a cyst from the middle finger
of his right hand, the White House
said Thursday. Bush vowed to keep
working despite "this awesome bur
den." The president, making light of the
minor surgery, said there was no
need to make "a federal case out of
it." Asked to raise the finger for a
photo, he replied, "Don't tempt me. '
Presidential spokesman Marlin
Fitzwater said Bush would undergo
the procedure : expected to take
about an hour on Friday at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center.
The cyst, on the end of his finger
just below the nail, has troubled the
president for about three years. "It
simply has reached the point where
it has gotten larger and noticeable,"
Mujica said the College Republi
cans just didn't listen. "Amoldo Ramos
is an exceptionally informative speaker.
constitutional changes regarding the
Board of Directors have been made in
several years, five new members actu
ally have to be added.
Davis said he would suggest one
amendment to the referendum bill,
calling for one member of the DTH
board to be "enrolled in graduate or
tant part of the yearbook, said Foster.
"Like they say, a picture is worth a
thousand words. With the Yack we
want to make the pictures worth a thou
sand memories to bring the good
The yearbook is an excellent record
of the 1989 school year, Sherrill said.
"It shows Carolina in 1989 well. I think
sex status" of Greek organizations,
Rosenkampff said. Many fraternities
nationwide face lawsuits concerning
women who want to pledge.
In a Kappa Delta newsletter distrib
uted nationally, members were encour
aged to ban little sister organizations in
order to preserve all sororities, Leggett
said. Members were told that because
of lawsuits, many fraternities would be
sued out of existence and sororities
would follow them into oblivion.
"I see the amount of pressure the
whole Greek system is undergoing,"
Rosenkampff said. "The whole system
is being looked down upon right now."
There is no formal pledging for little
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News in Brief
Senate passes flag-burning bill
WASHINGTON The Senate
on Thursday overwhelmingly ap-
proved a statutory ban on defacing
the American flag after sponsors
defeated a proposed revision they
said could prove fatal in a future '
The 91-9 final vote came after'
maneuvering by Senate Republicans,
who say along with President Bush
that a constitutional amendment'
rather than a simple statute is the"
only effective way to counter last'::'
June's Supreme Court decision:
throwing out a Texas flag-burning
The bill, which previously passed :
the House but now returns there for::
consideration of Senate changes, calls ;
for up to al ,000 fine and a year in
jail for burning or otherwise defac-,;
ing the flag. Both houses are to con-J
sider a proposed amendment to the;
Constitution later this month. :;'
The Democrats say they have'
carefully worded their bill to protect;
it against an expected new court;
challenge on free-speech grounds. ;
House rejects child care bill
WASHINGTON The House';:
on Thursday rejected a White House-":
backed plan for increased tax breaks;
for child care, and moved toward a;
vote on a far costlier program of tax ;
benefits for poor families, an expan-;
sion of Head Start and billions of:
dollars in new direct aid.
The measure by Rep. Mickey;
Edwards, R-Okla., mirroring Bush's ;
proposal last March to expand child ;
care aid solely through tax credits, ',
was overwhelmingly rejected on a;
285-140 largely party-line vote. -
Democratic leaders struggled to,"
beat back an effort by Southern;
members of their own party and;
Republicans to strip the legislation:
setting quality standards and an op-'.
tion that could extend subsidies to;
from page 1
But they (the protesters) did not take
advantage of the dialogue. They came
in with closed minds."
from page 1
Normally, a Sunday congress deci-;
sion would come too late for the refer-;
endum to be added to Tuesday's ballot,
because the Student Constitution re-;
quires that all referendums be turned
into the Elections Board at least six;
days before the election. ;
But congress will vote on suspend-;
ing that rule Sunday. ;
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students will regret not buying a copy
because even if they don't see them
selves in it, they will recognize the
scenes of Carolina and remember being
If you have not pre-ordered an '89
Yackety-Yack, copies of the yearbook
are still available for $35 in Room 106
in the Student Union.
from page 1
sisters of Sigma Chi fraternity, member
Brent Morris said.
"Little sisters is really laid-back.
There's no initiation and it's just sort of
'come on by.' We don't take it very
Kim Burns, a little sister at Tau
Epsilon Phi fraternity, said her
organization's duties included attend
ing rush functions, giving fraternity
members exam packs made up of study
materials and throwing a surprise morn
ing mixer for fraternity members on the
last day of classes.
"It was fun," Burns said about little
sisterhood. "It's a good way to meet
people on a campus this large."
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