The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 16, 1981 · Page 7
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Monday, November 16,1981 - The Salina Journal Page 7 Justices to weigh rights of press, teen rape victims JLAMER'S MARKET" \SffiNGTON (UP1) - The Su- ing charges of child rape. Befon atarting a two-week recess, • Refused to disturb a $570,000 dam- thereafter and Aladjem was foui --••••.• « le Court agreed Monday to step The case focuses on a ruling by Mas- OM hlah court aim: aee assessment aeainst Coleate-Pal- nocent. The entire proceeding wai WASHINGTON (UP1) - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to step into a major press freedom controversy over whether judges can bar reporters and the public from rape trials in order to prevent embarrassment to teenage victims. In another important action, the justices announced they also would decide whether a state can ban the sale of sexual material involving children — child pornography — even if it is not legally obscene. The court will hear an appeal by the Boston Globe challenging a Massachusetts ruling that declared judges can order closed-door trials in cases involv- ing charges of child rape. The case focuses on a ruling by Massachusetts' top court that Said rape cases involving teenaged victims are a "notable exception" to the nation's tradition of open trials. In a New York child pornography case, the court promised a hearing to prosecutors seeking reinstatement of the convictions of an adult bookstore owner in Manhattan who sold two films depicting sexual acts by young boys. New York is one of 20 states that have barred dissemination of such material, even though it is not necessarily legally obscene. THELOCKHORNS " UORETTA'S t7E55Ef?T6 ARE INSPIRATIONAL ! LAST NIGHT HER STRAWBERRY FLUFF IN6PIREP THE WoRP, 'YECCCHT'! " Before starting a two-week recess, the high court also: • Let stand a decision that declares congressional staff aides do not have absolute immunity from lawsuits stemming from undercover work done for a committee. • Declined to come to the rescue of the historic 182-year-old Rhodes Tavern in downtown Washington. The justices rejected an appeal from a citizens' group that wanted to save the dilapidated tavern from a developer's wrecking ball. • Rejected another attempt by a group of Howard Hughes' associates to block a trial into allegations they conspired to deceive and influence the billionaire recluse before he died. • Agreed to decide whether a common technique for reviewing medical insurance claims is exempt from antitrust law. Refused to disturb a $570,000 damage assessment against Colgate-Palmolive Co. in a contract dispute over a soybean snack food called "Brim- beanos." The Massachusetts open trial case started on April 19, 1979,'when Norfolk County Superior Court Judge Robert Mulkern began hearings on pretrial motions involving defendant Albert Aladjem, who was accused of sexually assaulting three teenage girls. Mulkern closed the hearings and six days later the Boston Globe filed motions asking that the order for closed hearings be lifted. The judge rejected the request. The newspaper appealed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, but that panel declared the Globe had no First Amendment right to attend the trial. The trial of the case began shortly thereafter and Aladjem was found innocent. The entire proceeding was conducted behind closed doors. On review, the Massachusetts high court again ruled against the newspaper, holding, "The courtroom testimony of minors who are the victims of sexual assault cannot be subject to contemporary reporting by members of the press." 145 N. 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Bentley was one of seven inmates at Condemned killer loses bid for execution stay WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court Monday refused to postpone the execution of a Montana inmate scheduled to die on the gallows Nov. 27 and also rejected appeals from death row prisoners in Arkansas and Georgia. On a divided vote, the justices rejected a request to delay the execution of Dewey Eugene Coleman, sentenced to death for the brutal murder, sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping of a 22-year-old Montana woman in 1974. GIBSON Dlitou CENTER BASTED TURKEYS BUTTERBALL the Kansas State Penitentiary at Lansing, Kan., who escaped from that institution Sept. 6. He and three other inmates were recaptured eight days later In southwest Missouri in the state's largest manhunt. The other three were recaptured in Kansas. In the latest escape, Sheriff John Pierpont said Bentley ripped a shower head off a wall and knocked out a guard who had opened a door to return Bentley to his cell shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday. Bentley then smashed through a skylight over a door and scaled a 12-foot-high fence. He was recaptured less than three hours later inside a parked truck. Bentley is scheduled to stand trial in January on charges stemming from the escape from the Kansas State Penitentiary. He and two of his fellow Inmates from Kansas — Everett L. Cameron and John Kltchell, 28 — face kidnapping charges in Greene and Lawrence counties. Cameron is being held at the Greene County Jail. TURN YOUR ORDINARY FURNACE INTO A HIGH EFFICIENCY HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM. Add-On General Electric's PLUS-ONE" HEAT PUMP This GE heat pump works with your present forced-air furnace to give you efficient heating in winter, plus air conditioning in summer. 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