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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 22, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Aiken County Public Library A Quick Read 3iVW i Staff Photo By Phil Jones A WINNER This is a display winner in the Aiken Camellia Show This entry was grown by Mrs KL Carolyn Hankinson Falling Space Debris Lights Up Night Skies By The Associated Press A spectacular light show that some mistook for a crashing airplane or a comet when it lit up the night sky over several states was just the body of a derelict Soviet rocket burning up in the atmosphere officials said Saturday The Federal Aviation Administra tion National Weather Service and military bureaus and bases across the Midwest and Southwest were swamped with calls about Friday nights display officials said Sightings of the object around pm EST were reported from Texas Oklahoma Louisiana Arkansas Kentucky Tennessee Indiana Mis souri Illinois Kansas Mississippi and Iowa officials said Sports Rifles Shoot Down Pacers Page IB College Basketball Pages 4B5B High School Report Pages 6B7B ScoreboardPage 2B Weather Mostly cloudy today with a 20 per cent chance of rain and a high in the low 50s Low tonight will be in the upper 30s Monday will be partly sun ny with a high of 60 Please see Page 5A for details Deaths Toby G Galloway Warrenville Mrs Genevieve C Mason Aiken Donnie Moore Wagener Willie E Robinson Camden Mrs Dorothea G Sanford Aiken Rufus W Sturkie Aiken Please see Page 9A for details Inside Today Bridge Business Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Stocks Weddings Weather 5D 1C 6C 3D 6D 4D 6C 7A 9A 1D 1B 5A Resentment Anger Linger In Miami City Hesitant On Kalmia Suggestion Sunday January 221989 500 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 19 Rain Forecast For Miami Game day is at hand1B Strom Thurmond star in big game 3B 49ers must stop shuffle3B Bengal running game is key3B Two prcgnosticators speak3B From Wire Reports MIAMI The hoopla and the hype will reach a fever pitch today but at pm Super Bowl XXIII will belong to the players and the coaches of the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers The annual battle for the NFL Champi onship could be marred by rain accord ing to forecasters The National Weather Service fore casts a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the day and into the evening The temperature at kickoff is expected to be in the low 70s dropping into the upper 60s during the game The Super Bowl game will be televised by NBC The pregame show begins at 3 pm Local NBC affiliates are WAGTTV Channel 26 Cable 11 and WISTV Chan nel 10 Cable The weather service advised fans to carry raincoats and light sweaters Um brellas are not permitted in the stadium On the whole its not bad football weather said forecaster Cliff Brock Its maybe even better than the heat wave weve been having Maybe but rain would be the last thing the NFL would want to disrupt its showcase Rain might negate the speed of the 49ers gamebreaking wide receiver Jer ry Rice and hurt the San Francisco run ning game more too Cincinnati with fullback Ickey Woods is more of a straightahead running team Bengals coach Sam Wyche said wind would be a bigger problem than rain be cause of its affect on the passing games The forecast calls for southeasterly winds at 1520 mph gusting to 25 mph The NFL says it has never rained dur ing the Super Bowl itself Rain stopped shortly before the 1975 game between Pittsburgh and Minnesota in New Orleans Bush Hosts Tourists On 1 st Day Late Parties Dont Interfere With Duty By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush got an early start today on wrapping up the million extravaganza marking his in auguration as the nations 41st president opening the White House grounds to the public and leading about 15 people on a tour of his new home ThiE is the peoples house and it does seem appropriate on this first day that we welcome as many as we can Bush said after spending his first night at the White House The doors opened at 8 am to about 400 people who had waited through the night outside in temperatures that dropped to the 20s It was the first open house at the White House in 80 years and organizers had expressed concern that the crowd touring the building would be more re strained than when Andrew Jackson in vited celebrators into the White House at his first inauguration in 1829 and they all but trashed the place Those allowed inside went through the usual security checks and once they got in the presidential mansion they were jovial but still shivering from the cold they had endured First Lady Barbara Bush joked about how early the tourists had to come to be the ones selected for the personalized tour saying They saw us come in last night The Bushes had spent Friday night stopping in at each of the galas held to celebrate the inauguration and had not gotten back to the White House until am Asked about her first night in the new home Mrs Bush said it was comfortable but too short As Bush began his first full day as pres ident former President Reagan was AP Laserphoto DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY President Bush and his wife Barbara dance at an inaugural ball in the pension Building in Washington back in his home state of California where he and wife Nancy were settling into their new home in Bel Air near Los Angeles Speaking with reporters en route to California Reagan called the transfer of power a bittersweet experience It was hard to say goodbye he said but he added that he was returning to a lif e we did love very much Please See BUSH Page IDA Optimism High For Sale Clearwater Workers May Return To Jobs By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Following months of negotiations the sale of the United Merchants and Manu facturers Clearwater Finishing Plant could be announced early this week ac cording to Robert D Bob Mathews ex ecutive vice president We feel like we are getting extremely close he said Harold Simmons general manager of the plant said The interested party in the plant is in the final stages of negotiations for the plant He added It is my understanding that the negotiations are about completed Though he would not release the name of the company attempting to purchase the plant Mathews said that lawyers for both companies have been meeting and should reach a decision as early as today The plant is expected to reopen this year under a new owner as a printing and finishing operation Mathews said Employees of the plant could be hired by the new owner because of the need for their expertise with the techni cal processes he added The plant will not be as large as the operation but as many employ ees as feasible will be hired by the new owner Simmons said As far as we are concerned all of the issues blocking the sale of the plant are resolved Mathews said announced the closing of the plant March 2 The decision to close the plant which cost at least 458 people their jobs came as a result of continued financial losses officials said Company officals announced in July they had sold the Valchem Divison to Air Products Chemicals Inc Bundy Breaks Silence Admits Other Slayings Staff Photo By Scott Webster TOP CITIZEN Sally Bigger is North Augustas Citizen of the Year but she considers raising her three sons to be her biggest achievement Please see story on Page 7A By The Associated Press ORLANDO Fla Convicted murderer Ted Bundy confessed to at least nine additional killings Sat urday while his lawyers maneu vered to block his execution sched uled for Tuesday officials from two Western states said Bundy confessed to killing at least eight young women in west ern Washington state in 1974 in vestigator Robert Keppel of the Washington attorney generals of fice said Bundy also confessed to the 1975 murder of a 26yearold Vail Colo ski shop employee whose body was never found Vail Police Chief Ken Hughey said Bundy scheduled to die in the electric chair for the kidnapmur der of 12yearold Kimberly Leach in 1978 has been linked to as many as 36 killings and disappearances of young women in Washington Colorado Utah and other Western states The 42yearold law school drop out was visited Saturday by offi cials from several Western states and more interviews were sched uled for Sunday said Paul Decker assistant warden at Florida State Prison in Starke Bundys lawyers lost two more bids for a stay of execution Satur day US District Judge G Ken dall Sharp who in 1987 called Bundy a diabolical genius and probably the most competent se rial killer in the country at this tune denied a request for a stay Saturday morning A threejudge panel of the llth US Circuit Court of Appeals in At lanta denied Bundys appeal in a telephone conference Saturday af ternoon without addressing any of the legal issues said court clerk Matt Davidson As a last resort attorneys can appeal to the US Supreme Court but the nations high court already Please See BUNDY Page 10A   

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