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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 10

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, March 30, 1988
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Page 10 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Wednesday, March 30, 1988 Swaggart Suspended For Year SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Assemblies of God officials who barred TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart from preaching for a year say their church has survived a constitutional dispute touched off by the scandal that led to his downfall. "I believe that the church is strong and I believe that the church is purified and strengthened by this," said Rev. G. Raymond Carlson, the Assemblies' general superintendent. The Executive Presbytery, which serves as the church's hoard of directors and is headed by Carlson, announced Tuesday that the fiery Swaggart must stop preaching for at least one year and undergo two years of rehabilitation to remain a minister in the nation's largest Pentecostal church. Swaggart confessed to unspecified sins during a tearful appearance at his Baton Rouge, La., church on Feb. 21 and stepped down from his pulpit. A prostitute has said Swaggart Jimmy Swaggart paid her to pose nude for him. Carlson said Swaggart "thanked" him and the two said a prayer over the telephone when Carlson gave him the news Tuesday, but they did not discuss whether Swaggart might refuse to accept the terms. "I will just await word from him. ... It is very possible he may do that," Carlson said in an interview on ABC-TV's "Nightline." "If he does not accept, then the Executive Presbytery would no doubt take action to dismiss him, "he said earlier. Swaggart has 30 days to appeal his suspension, according to church bylaws. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday after the decision, but his organization, Jimmy Swaggart Worldwide Ministries in Baton Rouge, La., scheduled a news conference for today. Swaggart is the latest evangelist to be forced from the pulpit. His accuser, Marvin Gorman, was forced from the Assemblies of God when he admitted to an immoral act with a woman. And Jim and Tammy Bakker were forced from their PTL ministry in a scandal that included a sexual encounter between Bakker and young female follower. According to the terms of rehabilitation, Swaggart must stop preaching and distributing videotaped sermons that reach a worldwide audience for at least one year, and undergo counseling and supervision by church elders for two years. Swaggart's preaching may be limited during the second year of his suspension, church officials said. Carlson said the rehabilitation formula announced Tuesday was the same plan recommended last month to Louisiana district officials, who had urged only a three-month suspension and resisted the recommendation. "Basically, he has been caught in the middle of a power struggle between Louisiana and Springfield," said Cliff Jackson, a Little Rock, Ark., attorney and Assemblies of God member who was involved in mediating the dispute. Louisiana district officials, who refused comment Tuesday, have close ties to Swaggart's multimillion-dollar church, television and Bible school enterprise. Indiana Republicans Building Platform .... , fimtwi/vi* ttAWitariioHnn f/"»r* ctiiHfvntc INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The 52-member Indiana Republican platform committee has begun work on the party's 1988 platform, which party leaders say should stress the GOP's commitment to past and future education reforms. The committee conducted a 2'/ 2 -hour hearing Tuesday to gather views of party leaders — with the exception of Lt. Gov. John M. Mutz, the party's lone candidate for governor. Mutz had a previously scheduled session to make campaign advertisements, his staff said. He plans to testify before the panel's executive committee April 25. Platform committee co-chairman Daniel R. Reiser, clerk of the state appellate courts, said he believes education im- -vement will be a top priority of drafters of the platform, which will be adopted at the party's state convention June 9. A top aide to Gov. Robert D. Orr and Superintendent of Public Instruction H. Dean Evans agreed with Heiser's assessment. "I think we're a party of high expectations, and I would hope the platform statement on education has those high expectations," said John R. Hammond, Orr's top aide. Hammond, representing the retiring two-term GOP governor, said Orr's "A- Plus Program for Educational Excellence" should be given time to work without major alterations. "I think the platform should have a very strong statement to allow this program to be fully implemented, to give it two to three years from enactment," said Hammond, who also is serving as an education adviser to Mutz's campaign. Hammond said the Republican Party of the 1980s will be remembered for education reform just as the GOP of the 1970s was known for efforts to control property taxes. The package, passed along with income tax increases in 1987, calls for a five-day addition to the school year, expanded statewide proficiency testing, mandatory Marion Couple Lose Appeal In Custody Case INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Marion couple have lost an appeal of a court decision voiding their adoption of a grandson whose mother was killed by the couple's son. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed an April 1987 Grant Circuit Court decision invalidating the adoption of Phillip Taylor by Everett L. and Jean K. Taylor. The boy, now 4, has since been adopted by Celeste Benigno White, sister of the boy's mother, and her husband, Jefferson White, of Staten Island, N.Y. A fight over the child followed the Nov. 11, 1984, murder of his mother, Teresa Benigno Taylor, in New Jersey. Her husband, Dr. Kenneth Taylor, was convicted in 1985 of first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. After the murder, a New Jersey court granted joint custody of the child to the Whites and the Taylors with the Taylors to have custody in July and August and during the week after Christmas each year. The Whites were to keep the child the rest of the year. In late 1985, the Whites filed a custody petition in New York, and in January 1986, the Taylors filed an adoption petition in Grant County. The Taylors had earlier filed FOR HOME DELIVERY of The Pharos-Tribune CALL 722-5000 America's Favorite Store OPEN MON.-SAT. 9:00-9:00 SUN. 12-5 SALE STARTS WED,, MAR. 30; ENDS SAT., APR. 2,1988 PHAROS-TRIBUNE RUC NOTICES NOTICE STATE OF INDIANA ) >SS: COUNTY OF CASS ) NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM K. TURNER, DECEASED In tha Superior Court of C»»« County, 19MT«rm Cause NumbsrSPM-80 In the matter of the E»ut» ol William K. Turner, dAceued Notice l» hereby given (hit Robertt Ellen Turner ES Executrix of (he above named eattte, has presented «nd filed her account In final settlement of said estate, and that the same will come up lor the examination and action o< said Superior Court, on Ihe 15th day of April, 1988, at which time all persons interested In said estate are required to appear In n»ld court and sho* cause, H any there be, why said account should not be approved. And the heirs of •iald decedent and all others Interested are also required to appear and make proof of their helrshlp or claim to any part ol slid estate. Keneta Musall Clerk of the Superior Court for Cass County, Indiana Michael* Stephen son 214 Fourth Street Logansport, Indiana 4WM7 (219) 75M107 Attorney 1 CORRECTION' !n the Sears April Shower of Savings insert in today's Pharos- Tribune the following items are not availabie/No Rainchecks: Men's Fieldmaster Casual Pants on pg. 4; All junior si*e items on pg. 4; Kitchen Gadgets pg. 10; Waterbed sheets pg. 11 and Queen sire Mattress Pod pg. 11. Also these items are out of stock/Rainchecks available: No.45281 Range, No.68321-2-3 Tub Doors, No.7S051 Air Conditioner, No.2S415 Tractor, No.24957 Bugger, No.3412 Chain Saw, and No,79667 Hedge Trimmer, Wo are sorry for any inconvenience this may hove caused. Ea 8-Oz.' Standing Junior Bunny in milk chocolate or white. An Easter tavorite! •Netwt, 4.97 16-Oz.* Filled Chocolate Basket with an assortment that is great tasting. Save! Sale Price Your Choice! Your Choice! 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The evangelist agreed with his wife when she said their "faith wavered a little" when they announced cancellation of the scholarship program. The scholarships are provided to the students, who in return work in Third World countries after graduation for several years as part of the Roberts ministry. summer remediation for students who don't meet state standards on the test, performance-based accreditation of schools and rewards for schools that per form well. In addition, the Republican Party should consider programs to reduce the dropout rate, increase family support of students, better coordinate school work with the demands of employers so graduates are more prepared for jobs and provide more incentives for students to go on to college, said Hammond. Evans, who is considering running for a four-year term as superintendent, agreed with several of Hammond's recommendations. Evans also said Indiana must try to improve programs for gifted and talented children, adult education, special education and instruction for children at risk of failing due to family poverty or other social factors. "We must not become complacent. We must continue to improve and upgrade education," said Evans. Cut Us To Pieces! When you grab the sclsiors and cut ui to pieces, you'll be cutting your weekly food bill at the torn* time. The Pharos-Tribune is packed with many money saving coupons. So go ahnad, cuf ui up. Wa won't mind! (219)722-5000 an adoption petition that wasn't acted on in New Jersey. As part of their Indiana petition, the Taylors filed their imprisoned son's consent to the adoption. However, according to court records, the Whites weren't notified of the proceeding, and the petition didn't mention Dr. Taylor had been convicted of murder or th#t a New Jersey court had acted on the child's custody. 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