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Aiken County Rambler

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Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - February 4, 1982, Aiken, South Carolina SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN, S, C. 29801 AIKEN COUNTY A' I - "t. iut Ile Lifer. u 35 '> 'berry St. SW rl# Aiken, Sc 29801 2117    25 c Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications, Inc. Volume 5 -- Number 24 Aiken, S. C., Thursday, February 4, 1982 25c Per Copy HOT LINE Q. What type of vehicle does Aiken County Administrator W. Scott Barnes drive with the $325 per month car allowance he receives from the county? - E.S., Aiken. A. Acministrator Barnes says he is presently driving a 1963 Chevrolet he terms a “temporary car” on loan from his father. It serves as a second car for his family- “I fully acknowledge I need a better car,” he laughed. He said he has been waiting for the type of car he wants to come up in a sale of surplus vehicles by the Federal Land Bank in Columbia, and this will be next week. WOW ... I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Clarence Jolly (r) is still on Cloud 9 as Skip Perry con* gravitates him on receiving the Man of the Year Award at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Banquet. For a story and other photos of the event, see Page 9. Q. Please publish the names of South Carolina senators and representatives in Washington who voted themselves raises by attaching riders to other bills. Also, how was an attached extra tax break accomplished? - E.W., Aiken A. According to Jean Neal, public information director for Derrick, Congress did not vote on pay raises for members, but did vote on whether to increase the amount of earned income allowed - that is. money earned from speaking engagements, etc. The measure failed to pass. Presently U.S. House members are limited to 15 percent of their annual salary, or $9,100, in earned income. The bill which failed would have boosted that allowance to 40 percent or $24,265. Ms. Neal explained the idea was to enable members to increase their own earnings, and pay taxes on them, rather than put the burden of a pay increase on the taxpayers. The Senate has no limit on earned income, she said. House members from South Carolina who voted “No” on increasing earned income were Republicans John Napier and Floyd Spence. Those who voted “Yes” were Republicans Thomas Hartnett and Carrol Campbell and Democrats Butler Derrick and Ken Holland. The extra tax break referred to (Continued on Page 16) W agener Landfill Issue Erupts Again By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN -- Problems centering around the disposal of chemical waste at the Wagener landfill erupted again Tuesday night at the Aiken County Council meeting. At a previous meeting Wagener citizen Jimmy Busbee had appeared to voice concern of W agener residents that the area around the landfill might be contaminated, since buried drums had washed up and water from the site was draining into surrounding areas. Councilwoman Fay Hatcher, who represents the district, also expressed concern at that time over the condition of the landfill and said she had received many calls from citizens. Following that discussion, county council had asked the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to analyze seepage from the drum burial area of the landfill A report submitted by DHEC to council Tuesday night stated that extensive laboratory analysis “indicated no significant contamination.” The conclusion of the state agency was that seepage from the site did not pose a contamination problem. However, Jimmy Busbee appeared again Tuesday asserting that the Wagener site had been used as a chemical dump for Aiken County since 1975. He said he was getting information from a source he would not disclose, and he had learned some chemicals from Summerville, S.C., were recently disposed of there. Council Chairman Carrol Warner interjected that he was being fed information from the same source, and he termed the individual “a former employee at the landfill.” He asked County Administrator Scott Barnes to clarify the waste that came from Summerville. (Continued on Page 16) ■%... -y VVs v vv» Pre-Teens Love Phone Talk, TV, Sports By HELEN MARINE Sometimes known as pre-teens, and sometimes called between-agers, they are youngsters ages 10-13. And the vital question today is, “What do you do in your spare time?” Older teen-agers can spend time and money at the movies or playing video games at the local arcade. They are the mobile generation. Even if one is unable to drive,, somebody in the crowd is sure to have a driver's license and access to a car. But the younger ones are confined to their own neighborhoods, or just as far as their bicycles will carry them. They also have to depend on mothers as chauffeurs, or on older brothers or sisters (often reluctant or even hostile). The Rambler spoke to several young people and curiously inquired. “Just What do You do in Your Spare Time?” The answers were varied, and often required a lot of thought. First of all, they talk, and it seems that most of this talking takes place on the telephone. Eighth grade student Carson Fox said he has a limit on phone conversations - “when my mother is around." Otherwise, he just talks as long as he wants. Carson said that after he gets home from school he likes to call his friends, or play pool (at home) or experiment with cooking. “I like to cook, because I like to eat," he laughed, and his friends agreed with that statement. "Boy, does he like to eat,” said one. 'When I get home,” fifth-grader ( arey McLellan said, “I have a snack and then watch ‘General Hospital’.’’ At this, conversation turned to the merits of the various afternoon soap operas, and who was allowed to watch which ones. Carey also likes to talk on the telephone. What about? “Things," was the answer. When asked whether they go to arcades to play video games, they were unanimous in saying, "No. I don't want to waste money there when I can pla^ with my Atari free at home." Bolshy Porter added, “My father won t let me go to the arcade anyway.** Movies aren't a big thing in their lives either because, they agreed. “There aren't many we can go see.” Several of the youngsters watch Showtime on HBC) at home, but most movies don't evoke much interest. The impression one gets from children in this age group is that they don't spend much time sitting still - except when they're talking on the telephone. They love to swim and play tennis in the summertime, play basketball and football in the fall and w inter, and just giggle with (Continued on Pogo 2) Thoao Pro-Toon* Ar* Clemson Boosters: (Front l-r) Kenny Fuqua, Bobby Porter; (Bock) Carson Fox, Cheryl Barnes