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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                i County Sports Georgias Dooley Leaves With Win Page 7A A Quick Read Veteran Husband Takes A New Wife BIRMINGHAM Ala AP Cleveland Yelder said he believes his latest marriage will last forever But then he felt the same way about the previous 16 Im a very optimistic individual said Yelder who is nearly two weeks into his latest marriage His shortest marriage lasted two weeks his long est about five years Yelders 48yearold wife Ethel was unconcerned about his previous marriages I never heard of a man being mar ried that many times said Mrs Yelder But it didnt bother me Weather Mostly sunny skies will remain throughput today but will turn cloudy as evening approaches Please see details on Page 3B Pearley Boatwright Jr Batesburg Earnest Luke Gaines Graniteville William E Jones Bath Bonnie M Jowers North Augusta Thelma Kitchings Lawrenceville Ga Robert Mance Jr Aiken Edward H Oswald Allendale Ruth S Reel Edgefield Jefferson H Robbins Kingstree Shadrecus L Singleton Aiken Nick Stinnett Jackson Beryl D Williams New Ellenton Bonnie S Young Aiken Please see details on Page 3B Inside Today Bridge6B CalendarSB Classifieds4B Comics2B Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B DearAbby2B Local Fron1B Obituaries3B Opinions4A Sports7A Television2B Weather3B Today Final NYSE Please See Page 5A Holiday Hours The Aiken Standard is observing special hours today in order to al low its employees to spend addi tional time at New Years with their families Mondays newspaper was pub lished with earlier than normal deadlines News or sports stories that occur after our deadlines will be picked up for the next publica tion day The Standards office will close at noon today Regular deadlines and office hours will resume on Tuesday Dike Break Evacuates Utah Valley iHH Interesting Work Awaits Legislators Monday January 2 1989 25C Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 2 New Years Celebration Continuing By JONATHAN W OATIS The Associated Press About 400000 Rose Parade fans staked out early viewing spots today as float makers put the finishing touches on their 20millionflbwer creations for the 100th annual edition of the Southern California tradition Halfway across the nation about 650 pompon dancers lined up outside Dallas City Hall on Sunday to practice for to days Cotton Bowl Parade Half a million people jammed down town Miami to watch floats stars bands and 20 circus elephants in the 55th Annu al King Orange Jamboree Parade on New Years Eve And 22000 marchers some dressed as rabbits Mexican senori tas or California raisins strutted their stuff in snow for 52700 hardy spectators of Philadelphias 89th annual Mummers parade People began lining up Saturday morn ing for Pasadenas Tournament of Roses procession By Sunday night about 400000 people were waiting along the mile route said police Lt Gregg Henderson One million people were expected at the parade Three hundred million TV viewers worldwide were expected to watch the pageant preceding the Rose Bowl football showdown between the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan The forecast held a chance of showers but optimists hoped for sunny skies The first Rose Parade was held in 1890 when the Valley Hunt Club treated the town to a rose petalcovered procession of horseandbuggy teams The 1989 edition was to feature 275 horses 20 marching bands and 60 floats including its tallest ever a 70foot cre ation depicting a rollerskating giraffe pulling a giant calliope A real wedding was planned for the Romance in Cali fornia float The grand marshal was Shirley Tem ple Black 60 who enjoyed the same hon or 50 years ago when she was Holly woods child acting sensation Black recently admitted shes allergic to roses and shell have plenty to sneeze at more than 20 million roses chrysan themums orchids carnations mari golds irises daffodils tulips and other blooms Rose Queen Charmaine Beth Shryock was to travel with her court in a float followed by another reuniting many for mer Rose Queens including 80yearold Holly Halsted Balthis who was the pa rades monarch in 1930 Please See NEW YEARS Page IDA The Games Afoot Clemson Battling Oklahoma In Citrus Bowl By TONY BAUGHMAN Staff Sports Writer ORLANDO Fla After more than a week of nearconstant celebration the rally is over The game is afoot The game is the 43rd Annual Florida Citrus Bowl pitting the No 10 Sooners of Oklahoma against the 13thranked Clem son Tigers The nationallytelevised contest was slated to begin at Monday afternoon with local TV coverage provided by ABC TV affiliates WJBFChannel 6 in Augusta and Columbias WOLOTV 25 The Central Florida clash which marks the first postseason meeting be tween Clemson and Oklahoma culmi nates nearly two weeks of pregame pep pomp and ceremony The linal push came Sunday night at the Orange County Convention Center parking lot where Tiger and Sooner loyal congregated for a giant pep rally in honor of their teams The roaring sea of Tiger orange and Sooner red provided one final mansize splash of the Citrus ohsoprevalent color and commotion before kickoff All around this town dubbed City Beautiful fay its leaders the markings of the scores of southbound pigskin pilgrims are to be found Hotel parking lots interstate highways and downtown side streets and parking Please See THE Page 10A Fatal Fires Take 24 Lives 10 Die In Minnesota Blaze AP Laserphoto SOCIALISM OR DEATH Fidel Castro celebrated his 30th year of rule in Cuba by rejecting economic reforms that are gaining popularity throughout the communist block Castro Declares Cubas Commitment To Socialism By GEORGE GEDOA The Associated Press HAVANA President Fidel Castro celebrating the 30th anniversary of his revolution rejected marketoriented eco nomic reforms and said that for Cuba it is socialism or death Castros remarks in a televised speech Sunday night seemed aimed at the Sovi et Union and other Communist countries that have been abandoning strict adher ence to Marxist doctrine Today we say with more force than ever socialism or death Marxism Le ninism or death he said Castro spoke to a large gathering from the balcony of the municipal building in the eastern city of Santiago where he had proclaimed victory for his revolu tionary struggle on Jan 11959 He did not refer directly to the Soviet Union in his remarks saying only that the contemporary situation has been marked by confusion In other speeches Castro has been more explicit about his rejection of the reform policies of Soviet President Mik hail S Gorbachev Please See CASTRO Page 10A By The Associated Press REMER Minn A woman celebrat ing her birthday with her husband broke into hysteria after returning home to find that a fire had destroyed their wooden house killing 10 people including their four children Firefighters had to restrain Nancy Watson when she repeatedly tried to en ter the burned out twostory house said Valerie Pound a witness There was no house to get back into It was just gone Pound said She kept screaming the names of her four kids in a pattern one right after another Three wails and the roof already had collapsed when firefighters arrived early Sunday said Fire Chief Leo Renn The bodies of the badly burned victims were in or near their beds Its probably the worst situation Ive seen where 10 people are killed at one time said Cass County Sheriff Jim Dawson Its just devastating Killed were John and Nancy Watsons children Jenny 14 Samantha 11 Ed ward 9 and William 8 Mrs Watsons sister and brotherinlaw Jean and Becky Smischney their two children Jay 10 and Kimberly 8 and Michelle Bastle 10 and Robin Bastle 12 daugh ters of Tony and Nancy Bastle who live near the Watsons Elsewhere New Years fires killed at least 14 people including four in Anchor age Alaska Mrs Watson remained under observa tion at Itasca Memorial Hospital early today in the northcentral Minnesota city of Grand Rapids 20 miles northeast of this town of 400 residents The fire spread so quickly it was un likely anyone woke up before being over come by smoke said Renn The blaze was sparked by a woodburn ing stove or an oil space heater Renn said He said the house was not equipped with smoke detectors which were not re quired by law The Watsons had left the children her sister and brotherinlaw who wert visiting from Bemidji to Mrs Watsons 32nd birthday on New Years Eve Tammy Grover a stepsister of John Watson said the Watson children loved the outdoors They had pet rabbits and geese and ducks she said Please See FATAL Page 10A Gov Campbell Still Hoping For Tax Cut AP Laserphoto STILL HOPING Gov Carroll Campbell eyes tax cuts in 1989 By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Gov Carroll Campbell says he hopes revenue will be so good in the state this year that hell be able to cut state income taxes The state Board of Economic Advisers has already predicted the state will have at least million extra to spend this year as a result of surpluses in the 198889 budget That budget was highlighted by a 4 percent state employee raise full fund ing for the Education Finance Act and million extra for higher education Spokesman Tucker Eskew said this year the firstterm Republican governor wants a growing economy to finance sim ilar programs along with the states first incometax cuts Were going to have some money to work with Eskew said Theres an op portunity for us to make history with these tax cuts He said the cuts to be phased in over four years would mainly benefit low and middleincome taxpayers and would ultimately be worth million a year to taxpayers The cuts would be financed through budget surpluses The issue for us is Do we share with the taxpayers the benefits of a growing economy Eskew said Or do we spend it all on government programs But some lawmakers worry an eco nomic slump in the next few years could dry up the predicted surplus while oth ers say Campbell in his second set of budget proposals is reaching too far by promoting both spending increases and tax cuts Hes spending money we dont have and I dont like it said state Rep Herb Kirsh DYork of the House Ways and Means Committee Campbell budget is great and it makes everybody feel good But it just doesnt work that way Kirsh said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Robert McLellan and Senate Finance Committee Chairman James Waddell were concerned that Campbells taxcut plans depend heavily on surplus es which can appear and disappear from year to year I cant see giving a tax cut contingent on a surplus said McLellan DOconee Please See GOV Page 10A i fe   

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