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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 4, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Aiken County Public Librar Sports Prep Cage Teams Back At Work Page 7A A Quick Read Daughters Dreams Lead To Body PLYMOUTH Mich AP A daughter haunted by nightmares about her mothers 1985 disappear ance pried open a locked basement freezer and found the womans bat tered body prompting her fathers confession to the slaying police say Leonard Tyburski who told police he kept the body in the freezer for 3Vi years because he loved his wife and didnt want to part with her has been charged with murder authorities said It has some indications of Edgar Allan Poe and even some Alfred Hitchcock said 35th District Judge James Garner who arraigned Ty burski on Tuesday and ordered him held without bond in the Wayne Coun ty Jail Tyburski dean of students at De troits Mackenzie High School had cooperated with police investigating his wifes disappearance Dorothy Tyburski was 37 when he reported her missing on Oct 21985 Tyburski passed a liedetector test and hadnt been considered a suspect police said The case treated as a missing per son report had been closed for two years Weather Itll Be Cold Tonight Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 50 Tonight will be fair but temperatures will drop into the 20s before morning Frost should disap 1 pear from exposed surfaces by 9 am Thursday Thursday will be sunny with a high in the 50s and a low in the 30s Please see Page 12A for details Deaths Annie L Hall Edgefield Beauford McDaniel Andrews Edna Sellers Bath Alice M Walker Trenton Marion L Williams III Beech Island Please see Page 8A for details Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar28 Comics4B Crossword8B Cryptoquote6B Dear Abby4B Local Front1B Obituaries8A Opinions4A Sports9A Television4B Weather12A The Year on Wall Street Today Annual AMEX Report Please See Page 2B Debate Predicted On Media Ban Vale Discussion Draws Crowd Wednesday January 41989 Aiken South Carolina US Shoots Down Libyan Fighters MiGs Triggered Clash Pentagon Reports By NORMAN BLACK AP Military Writer WASHINGTON US Navy planes to day shot down two Libyan jet fighters over the Mediterranean Sea according to White House officials who said the Amer ican aircraft were threatened while con ducting routine operations in internation al airspace Deputy White House Press Secretary Roman Popadiuk in Los Angeles with vacationing President Reagan said two F14 aircraft from the aircraft carrier John F Kennedy were threatened while conducting routine operations in interna tional airspace north of Tobmk a Liby an port Pentagon sources who demanded ano nymity told The Associated Press the Libyan planes turned on the American jets at high speed and with their target ing radars activated The F14s then turned on the Libyans and opened fire after concluding they were about to be attacked the sources added Popadiuk said he had no information on how far off the coast the US planes were or the nature of the operations they were conducting when they were threatened Sen Sam Nunn chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Indi cations are that Libya violated what we call the rules of engagement They ma neuvered themselves into a position to be able to shoot down American planes The rules of engagement permit selfdefense in those circumstances Under those circumstances clearly it was Libya that took the provocative action Sen Nunn DGa told Atlanta radio station WGST The air battle was the first fighting be tween the United States and Libya since American jets bombed Tripoli in 1986 and came amid rising tension between the two countries over Libyas construction of a plant the United States says is in tended to produce chemical weapons Todays incident came amid rising ten sions and concern over what the United States says is a newly constructed plant to make chemical weapons Gadhafi has claimed that the United States is using the allegations as a pre text to attack his North African country Raise Is Issue For Congress AP Laserphpto 101ST CONGRESS Reelected House Speaker Jim Wright left is handed the gavei by House Minority Leader Robert Michel of Illinois at the opening day of the 101st Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Leaders of the newlyconvened 101st Con gress are speaking kindly of presi dentelect Bush and theyre talk ing about cleaning up Capitol Hills image of corruption espe cially if they can get a pay raise too The ceremonial start of the new session on Tuesday gushed with optimism about what could be ac complished in the next two years with the Congress more firmly in Democratic control and with a new Republican in the White House By Corking together we can help pur new president fulfill his beautiful promise of a kinder gentler America said Rep Jim Wright DTexas upon his reelec tion Tuesday as Speaker of the House Wright pledged the earnest and unstinting cooperation of the leadership of this House in help ing Bush with his foreign policy goals and the speaker even thanked his outgoing adversary President Reagan for his interna tional successes and encourag ing the growth and sustenance of politial freedom in countries throughout the world The speaker listed the federal budget and trade deficits and a myriad of social needs as requir ing bipartisan cooperation Please See RAISE Page 12A Old Ceremony Certifies Bush Triumph By The Associated Press WASHINGTON George Bush picked for the presidency in November and confirmed by an Electoral College landslide in December is presiding over a quaint Constitutional ceremony that certifies his triumph In a carefully choreographed bit of stagecraft as old as the Re public Congress arranged to meet today in a joint session of the House and Senate to count the results of the Electoral Col lege election Aides to Bush said he would preside at the early af ternoon session hi his role as vice president as the Constitu tion directs It is an event utterly lacking to suspense yet also one that has not occurred in precisely these circumstances since the days of Martin Van Buren As Bush oc casionally points out Van Buren was the last vice president to win election directly to the White House Thus he was the last man Please See OLD Page 12A Aikens Rainfall In 1988 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Month Starostecki Transition Aggravating SRP Delays SC Measures Inches Below Normal Rainfall For 1988 ByNINAJNIDIFFER Staff Writer South Carolina is emerging from an un usually dry year and 1989 does not look as though it is going to be much wetter according to State Climatologist John C Purvis Aiken County fared better than other drier regions coming up only a few inch es short of normal rainfall An overall state average was not avail able but Purvis said that every region of the state experienced below average rainfall in 1988 The district was very dry with a yearly rainfall of 3827 inches 123 inches less rain than usual On the other end of the scale Co lumbia was relatively well off with an estimated 973 inches below normal Aiken County is better off than many Several good rains that came down in the fall gave Aiken a yearly estimate of 4415 inches of rain only 35 inches below normal You can see that everyone is below normal he said a few places along the Please See SC Page 12A By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer WASHINGTON A top Department of Energy official frustrated at how long its taking to restart the nuclear reactors at the Savannah River Plant says the transition to a new SRP contractor is aggravating the delay The engineering continuity is being lost as the Du Pont Co departing con tractor prepares to cede the SRP reins next April 1 to Westinghouse Savannah River Co Richard W Starostecki said Tuesday Theres a lot of turmoil that is natural when you have a change in manage ment said Starostecki the DOEs depu ty assistant secretary for safety health and quality assurance Starostecki who previously helped oversee commercial nuclear power for some 12 years as a member of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in in interview that only aggressive clear lydefined management can deal with equipment problems that inevitably de velop with all nuclear reactors While praising Westinghouses qualifi cations he said he is frustrated with how long its taking to complete earth quakeresistance improvements and oth er work at SRPs reactors SRPs three operable production reac tors P K and L have been shut down since last summer for a DOEordered program of hardware and management upgrades The 1950sera reactors are the nations only source of perishable tritium gas an Theres a lot of turmoil that is natural when you have a change in manage ment said Starostecki the DOEs deputy assistant sec retary for safety health and quality assurance Richard W Starostecki essential component of nuclear weapons The lingering shutdowns have provoked concern in the defense community Part of it is aggravated by the transi tion Starostecki said as Du Pont reas signs engineers at its Wilmington Del headquarters from SRP work to other du ties As Westinghouse staffs up its own SRP engineering organization the engi neering continuity is being lost he said The official who has criticized SRP management repeatedly in recent weeks expressed particular impatience with seismic or earthquake work A seismic walkdown an inspection that led to mechanical improvements was completed in three months at PRe actor but similar work is still pending at the other two reactors he said Starostecki said SRP needs a manage ment team with clear lines of responsibil ity and authority to promptly find and Please See STAROSTECKI Page 12A   

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