CAMACHO SWORN IN AS GOVERNOR ON GUAM

HAGATNA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, Jan. 6) - Gov. Felix Camacho and Lt. Gov. Kaleo Moylan took the oath of office shortly after midnight last night, getting an early start to their four-year term.

Several hundred people attended an inaugural Mass at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagåtña before the swearing-in, which took place at the Plaza de España.

Camacho and Moylan and their families sat across the aisle from each other, in the front row of the cathedral.

Archbishop Anthony Apuron, during the Mass, encouraged them to be accountable and "faith-filled as well as faithful servants."

Superior Court of Guam Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena III administered the oath of office to Moylan, and Supreme Court of Guam Chief Justice Peter Siguenza administered the oath to Camacho.

Former governors, elected officials, foreign dignitaries, military and federal officials were among those who attended the floodlighted ceremony at the kiosk.

New directors have been appointed to run the government's agencies, and they will be at work today, according to Camacho's transition team.

The directors will be officially introduced during a Cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

Camacho and Moylan are scheduled to give separate inaugural addresses shortly after 8 a.m. today during a flag-raising ceremony at Adelup.

It will be a day of meetings and ceremonies for the new Republican gubernatorial team, including a lunch meeting with David Cohen, deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Interior's Office of Insular Affairs.

They also are scheduled to attend the swearing-in ceremonies for the new Legislature and for elected Attorney General Douglas Moylan, both of which are scheduled to take place at the Superior Court of Guam building in Hagåtña.

January 6, 2003

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