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Jackson, Mississippi
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Thursday, October 19, 1989
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JACKSON-AREA DEATHS 2 BUSINESS 6 STOCKS 8-9 THE CLARION-LEDGER I JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1989 Federal grand jury charges Brandon doctor with mailing child porn videotape If convicted on all counts the physician could face 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines. By Jerry Mitchell Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer A federal grand jury indicted Dr. Milan Chepko of Brandon on Wednesday for mailing videotapes of children engaging in sex and other obscene tapes including one titled DiaperDump. The indictment against the 44-year-old physician charges him with mailing videotapes of children and other obscene tapes to Donald Salata in Madison, Wis., who has been arrested by Missouri authorities. One tape shows children of the same and opposite sexes engaging in oral and anal sex, the indictment says. Another shows a man smearing excrement over his body while masturbating, the indictment says. According to an FBI affidavit, Chepko and Salata are affiliated with the International Diaper Pail Fraternity, made up of in-fantilists who obtain sexual gratification through defecation. The fraternity includes male and female members from approximately 20 states and four foreign countries, according to Missou ri officials. A subgroup of that fraternity purportedly includes pedophiles. Chepko is charged with two counts of interstate transportation of videotapes that involve the sexual exploitation of children, one count of mailing obscene matter, one count of conspiracy to distribute obscene videos and using the false name "Marvin Chetki,r to get a Brandon post office box. If convicted on all counts, Chepko faces up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines. According to the indictment, Chepko sent the following tapes to Salata: On Oct. 6, 1988, an obscene tape con taining material titled Diaper Dump and Shorts Dump. On Feb. 2, an obscene tape titled The Nap and A-6. On March 2, a child porn tape titled McClane's Tape and Baby Photos. According to the indictment, Chepko sent the following letters to Salata: An April 11 letter in which Chepko refers to receiving stories, a photo and three videotapes from Salata and sending videotapes to Salata concerning child porn. A June 28 letter in which Chepko discusses exchanging child porn and obscene material with Salata and others. A June 29 letter in which Chepko refers to his receipt of a child porn videotape from another source. Chepko also includes two' videotapes of child porn and obscenity. A July 12 letter in which Chepko talks of Salata's July 5 letter, which included photos, two videotapes he sent Salata the previous week and videotapes containing obscenity and child porn Salata sent previously. , . .; Chepko, who works at the New Woman Medical Center at 614 Briarwood Drive, previously worked at the Mississippi Women's Medical Center at 3542 Terry Road.: Both clinics perform abortions. : j&L 8nrni,-iH lim&d 0 L , , , - ? V Mi J St-"i-nar-r'hi WinDi - ' -T"tf s - ...""ff;f....-' It aaaaiar- k L. - - - ,. T-rr As r - tft J, '.rrjg.s.MgU.'&.i ' t M Greg JensonThe Clarion-Ledger Jane Ellen McAllister, 89, of Vicksburg, the first black American worn- versify yearbook dedicated in her. honor. Jackson State University is an to earn a doctorate in education, holds a 1961 Jackson State Uni- dedicating a dormitory in her honor today. JSU to rename dorm in honor of female educator "There was electricity in her classes," says a former student of Dr. Jane Ellen McAllister. By Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer VICKSBURG When Jane Ellen McAllister graduated from Columbia University's Teacher's College in 1929, she became the first black American woman to earn a doctorate in education. But she didn't know that in 1930. She just knew she needed a job if she was to continue her studies. So she worked as a maid and a night security guard while auditing classes at the University of Chicago. "When you get your doctorate, you can become a visiting scholar and audit as many classes as you wish," she said. "But in those days, we didn't have grants and scholarships." McAllister's name will become a permanent fixture at Jackson State University when the former HUD Women's Dormitory on Prentiss and Pearl streets becomes the Jane Ellen McAllister-Mary Geraldine Whiteside Women's Residence Center. The event is part of today's Jackson State's 112th Founders' Day observance. A videotape of McAllister's speech will be shown at the re-dedication ceremony. The renaming, which will be at the dormitory, follows the opening convocation at 10 a.m. in Dansby Hall. The 89-year-old Vicksburg native founded the Education Department at JSU, where she taught for 17 years before retiring in 1969. That was McAllister's second departure from acade-mia. She retired from Miner Teachers College in Washington in 1951, after 25 years as an education professor. Her students remember her teaching. "I can tell you, there was electricity in her classes," said Rubye Neely, JSU public information director. Neely took classes from McAllister in 1965 and 1966. "You felt differently, you acted differently because the competition was fierce. You knew you were being rated on a national level. Dr. McAllister only gave standardized tests." Neely still seemed awed on Wednesday, See DORM, 2B Students' replacement for Rebel flag to fly at Jackson high school today The design of the new banner, without any racially offensive symbols, has been kept secret. By Lea Anne Brandon Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer Forest Hill students may soon be waving a new red, white and blue flag devoid of any racially offensive symbols. A district-endorsed replacement for the Rebel flag as the south Jackson school's official banner will be unfurled today at Forest Hill. The flag, designed by a group of Forest Hill students, has a red field, blue-and-white varsity-type "FH" initials and a white band across the bottom with "Forest Hill High School" written in blue. A white triangular arch behind the initials ech oes the architectural design in the entrance of Forest Hill's new gray and red brick building. "Nobody's seen it. We've kept the selection a secret," said Ennis Proctor, Forest Hill principal. The Forest Hill student body chose the new flag by secret ballot last month from three selections, all designed by students. Forest Hill faculty will distribute a small 9-by-12 inch flag to each of the school's 900-plus students as they enter the school's pep rally this morning. The flags, delivered to Forest Hill earlier this week, have been kept behind locked doors until today's unveiling. The school has also ordered full-size flags, not yet delivered, that will be displayed on the sprawling campus at 2606 Raymond Road. Earlier this year, Jackson public school Superintendent Robert Fortenberry ordered students mu.atm '-H.m . i .1. i mill, i . up nuiiiiiijiwimwiiiii Wale decision due on who regulates veterans home Attorney general's opinion sought after complaint of neglect. By Deborah Skipper Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer The attorney general's office expects to issue an opinion by the end of the week on who regulates the State Veterans Home in Jackson. The opinion follows a complaint of possible neglect at the year-old facility. "There'll be some activity on this (today) or by the end of the week," Jim Warren, special assistant to Attorney General Mike Moore, said Wednesday. Hinds County Coroner Robert Martin requested the state Department of Health to investigate the Oct. 10 death of an 84-year-old resident, after an autopsy indicated possible neglect. Health officials informed him they could not investigate until the attorney general's office resolved the question of what agency regulates the home. "I told them I always thought there was a system of checks and balances," Martin said Wednesday. "Otherwise, I'll try to do something somewhere else. I could have a relative there or anybody could. If there was a question about the care, who would I go to?" The home, which was created by the Legislature, is governed by the Veterans Administration's rules and regulations, said Frank Godwin, executive director of the State Veterans Affairs Board, which owns the home. "We really have no position," Godwin said. " We welcome them to come out here We need them for quality assurance." However, George P. Delivorias of The new Forest Hill High School flag. to stop waving the Rebel flag because it offended some black students and administrators. When some students defied the ban, Proctor and other school administrators confiscated the flags and ordered the students to leave school property. An outcry of opposition to banning the Rebel flag prompted the five-member Jackson School Board on Sept. 26 to endorse a recommendation See FLAG, 2B Starkville, president of the Veterans Affairs Home Board that over-; sees the state's three veterans', homes, asked the attorney general; about a year ago to find the home exempt from the state's licensing' laws, Warren said. - "The Health Department takes', the opposite position," he said. ' ; "We had a situation that had two-state agencies butting heads," Warren said. "Rather than issue an' opinion saying one state agency isi wrong, we tried to be conciliatory.1; We had a meeting as late as two months ago. The discussions have not been fruitful." The State Board of Health, which met Wednesday in Biloxi, voted to make another request for an opinion about the veterans home as well as a second nursing home-related question. "We have a state-created agency that has contracted with a private firm to administer it," State Health Officer Dr. Alton Cobb told the Board of Health. "Our opinion is it should not be treated like a Veterans Administration hospital. We get complaints but have no authority to investigate the complaints." "We'll be acting on that opinion forthwith since negotiations apparently aren't working," Warren said. Martin said the pathologist's oral report on the nursing home resident, who died in a hospital, indicated "there might be a little neglect out there. He should have gotten care earlier." The resident, whom Martin would not identify, fell and broke his hip. "It was two days before he was sent to the hospital," Martin said. "I don't know if the people there know he broke his hip." AIDS guidelines introduced, 4B . Suspect arrested in string of Jackson motel robberies A 32-year-old is charged in the Wednesday attack on a Texas couple. By Sidney Cearnal Clarion-Ledger Staff Writer A man arrested in an attack on a Texas couple at a south Jackson motel Wednesday is suspected of 14 similar incidents since July, police said. David Wayne Palmer, 32, of 3241 Shellrock Road was booked on two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of armed robbery. The attack occurred about 5:30 p.m. at a U.S. 80 motel, officers said. Palmer was arrested about 30 minutes later near a Summit Avenue apartment he was known to frequent, said Chief of Police Charles Newell. A witness wrote down the tag number of the attacker's car, police said, and it was traced to Palmer. Palmer was already a suspect in the incidents, police said, and after the attack Wednesday, police staked out several places Palmer was believed to be staying, including the Summit Avenue apartment. At the apartment, officers said, they spotted the car with the license number from the motel and saw Palmer come out and get into a Cadillac. It was then that Detectives Patsy Knowles, James French and Alvin Starkey arrested him. They were soon joined by homicide and robbery Lt. Terry Barfield and Detec; tive Mike Pressley, who had staked out another location. The Texas couple had been to North Carolina and were returning home when they decided to spend the night in Jackson, the chief said.; The attack occurred as they en-; tered their room, Newell said-He theorized that the holdup man may See SUSPECT, 2B Quake insurance available State Insurance Commissioner George Dale on Wednesday reminded Mississippi homeowners that an earthquake is expected by the year 2000 along the New Madrid Fault that stretches from southern Illinois to northern Mississippi along the Mississippi River. Dale said earthquake insurance coverage can be added to homeowners' policies. For an $80,000 frame house in Hinds County, the cost would be about $16 a year. For a house constructed of brick or masonry, the annual cost would be about $24. In DeSoto County south of Memphis, which is included in the fault area, the additional coverage for a frame house would cost $32, and $52 for a brick or masonry house. Constitution hearing in Jackson The Senate Constitution Study Committee will hold a hearing Monday to give Jackson-area residents an opportunity to recommend additions to a list of proposed amendments to the Mississippi Constitution. The 5 p.m. meeting in Room 216 at the Capitol will be the last in a series of nine sessions concerning proposed amendments to the 1890 constitution. Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory, the committee chairman, said the panel will meet again Tuesday to review the more than 100 proposals presented by the public and decide which ones should be drafted into legislation for the 1990 regular session, which convenes in January. Mississippi trivia 1. Name the Mississippi native who became a French knight after being presented France's Chevalier de L'Order des Arts et Lettres medal on Oct. 18, 1987. 2. Name the U.S. president who visited Vicksburg on Oct. 21, 1907. 3. Mississippi's first airline was formed in 1921 as an outgrowth of a flying service that was established by Jacksonian J.D. Sellers in 1918 to fly parts and service to his automobile customers. What was the name of this airline? Answers on 2B. Voices . . . Experts predict that by 2000 a major earthquake will hit along the New Madrid Fault that stretches from southern Illinois to northern Mississippi. The quake could affect much of Mississippi. Are you worried about the possibility of an earthquake hitting the state? "Yes. It brings your awareness up. I'd say it has a definite possibility." Michael Puesch, 35, Frito-Lay salesman, Jackson. "No, I'm not at this point. It's possible, in the future." Robert Ratcliff, 46, credit manager, Jackson. "Not really. It's possible, but I just don't worry about it." Kellye Smith, 14, student.

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