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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Page 2A Abortion Rallies Mark Anniversary Calcavecchia Wins In Phoenix PagelOA A Quick Read Bush Urged Halt To Iran Arms Deal NEW YORK AP George Bush advised President Reagan at White House meetings in December 1985 and in the spring of 1986 to end Amer ican arms shipments to Iran accord ing to a published report quoting Reagans former national security adviser The adviser Robert C McFarlane was quoted in Mondays editions of 7726 New York Times as saying that although Vice President Bush rarely expressed an opinion at such meet ings he supported McFarlane in urg ing that the arms shipments be stopped McFarlane advised Reagan to end the shipments because the operation was not fulfilling its original purpose of making contact with Iranians able to change policy McFarlane told The Times The former adviser said that later in the meeting Bush nodded and was kind of pensive and looked over toward the president and said I think Buds probably right accord ing to The Times Bud is McFarlanes nickname Gas Prices Holding Steady For Right Now LOS ANGELES AP Retail gas oline prices for the past two weeks remained virtually unchanged but the pump price may increase be cause of a rise in wholesale prices an analyst says The Lundberg survey of more than 12000 gas stations for the two weeks that ended Friday showed the aver age US pump price for all grades including taxes was 9825 cents That price was only ninehun dredths of a penny off from the price reported on Jan 2 But average wholesale prices jumped more than a 133 cents during the same two week period Analyst Trilby Lundberg said if the wholesale price rise continues many retailers will be hard pressed to pass their increases on Weather Sunny Skies Ahead Clear skies are forecast tonight and mostly sunny skies Tuesday The low will be in the mid 30s with the high near 70 Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Jessie Able Saiuda Lucy Adams Thomson Ga Merline W Arlington Warrenville Edward Coleman Aiken Lizzie D Edwards Aiken Roosevelt Hazel Bath Frank A Jones Augusta Susie E Mathis Augusta Margolese C Steed Jackson Johnnie Tyre Bath Pearce Winfield St Augustine Fla Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar8B Classifieds4B Comics2B Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Television2B Weather6A Page IB James Brown Faces Another Trial Mpnday January 231989 250 Aiken South Carolina Quake Buries Soviet Asian Village By The Associated Press MOSCOW An earthquake destroyed several mountain villages in Tadzhiki stan today and buried one village under a 45foot wall of dirt and mud killing up to 1000 people officials said Almost everybody died said Zainid din Nasreddinov editorinchief of the of ficial Tazhikistan news agency who vis ited the buried village of Sharora in Soviet Central Asia A preliminary estimate indicated about 600 people had died there he said in a telephone interview from Dushanbe about 10 miles northeast of Sharora The population of the village was not known but Nasreddinov said about 70 families lived there An official at the Dushanbe seismic station who refused to be identified said families are large in the area and one dwelling often houses eight to 10 people The total number of deaths is now evaluated at up to 1000 said the official Tass news agency It said hundreds died in Sharora but did not give an exact figure The tremor struck about 1800 miles southeast of Moscow north of Afghani stan and bordering China at am pm EST It was the stron gest quake to hit the Soviet Union since the Dec 7 quake that struck Armenia and killed about 25000 people Rescue teams were searching for sur vivors and soldiers were rushed to the area to keep order and restore communi cations and power and water to the build ings left standing said Nasreddinov Roads into the area were damaged and thousands of head of cattle were killed Tass said Bulldozers and cranes were being sent into the area to help rescuers the report said The magnitude of the earthquake was uncertain The US Geological Survey in Golden Colo said it measured 60 on the Richter scale The survey office in Menlo Park Calif put the magnitude at 54 San Franciscans Celebrate 49ers Super Bowl Victory By MARY McGRATH The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Tens of thousands of fans jammed the streets and police reported at least 86 arrests in a spontane ous outpouring of jubilation over the San Francisco 49ers lastminute Super Bowl victory In Cincinnati which lost a 3point lead with 34 seconds left in the Bengals sec ond Super Bowl loss to the 49ers in seven years some fans cried others shrugged as they left Fountain Square Plaza and downtown bars Sunday night All were quiet The arrests in San Francisco were mostly related to alcohol and several windows were broken during the celebra tion police Sgt Jerry Senkir said Police also had a report of a single bul let from a handgun being shot through a house window said Officer Steve Ortiz who wasnt sure if the shot was related to the celebrations No one was injured Linda Beigelte waving a 49er pennant while leaning over police barricades in the citys North Beach neighborhood summed up the evenings mood Were letting everyone around here know were the world champions See SAN FRANCISCANS Page 5A Another Shooting But Miami Quiet AP Laserphoto THIRD VICTORY San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana cheers after his club downed Cincinnati 2016 in Super Bowl XXIII The win was the third for Montana and the 49ers For details please see Sports By BRIAN MURPHY The Associated Press MIAMI A police officer shot a black man in one of the neighborhoods torn by riots last week but a recurrence of the violence that left one dead and stores looted and burned seemed unlikely au thorities said today Its under control Its all quiet Po lice Sgt Robert Edwards said a few hours after late Sundays shooting in the Liberty City section The man was in stable but not critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospi tal said hospital spokesman Mark Santo Circumstances surrounding the shoot ing were not immediately released by po lice but Edwards said only a few resi dents were at the shooting scene which was cordoned off until about am These are all typical procedures fol lowing a shooting he said The shooting came near the end of a quiet day in which the riotweary city was host to the Super Bowl Police put on shows of force in the trou bled black neighborhoods of Liberty City and Overtown where the shooting of a black motorcyclist a week ago today trig gered three days of rioting Many residents of Overtown spent Sun day washing cars playing basketball cruising the streets past housing projects and watching the San Francisco 49ers de feat the Cincinnati Bengals 2016 Theres more excitement about the game now than about what happened said Anthony Burnes 28 who donned a Bengals Tshirt to watch the game with friends Everything seems normal now A panel of police officers and Overtown residents were scheduled to hold their first working meeting today to investi gate the shooting of Clement Lloyd 23 who was shot in the head by Officer Wil liam Lozano while being pursued by an other officer for speeding Lloyd was to be buried today Please See ANOTHER Page 5A WestSntjhouse Names Top SRP Officials By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Westinghouse Savannah River Co will put its own people in the top 12 manage ment slots but current Du Pont Co em ployees will retain about as many lower tier supervisory roles when the Savannah River Plant changes contrac tors on April 1 The Westinghouse Electric Corp sub sidiary will replace Du Pont as SRP con tractor on that date and a special Jan 19 edition of the plant newsletter carries a chart depicting the 39 top positions in the new plant organization Just how many Du Pont employees will ultimately remain is unknown at this point Westinghouse has distributed writ ten job offers throughout the 16700em ployee plant and workers have until Feb 10 to respond Those who accept be come Westinghouse employees on April 1 The Department of Energy owner of the nuclear weapons materials plant is requiring the new contractor to guaran tee SRP jobs for all but the top 37 Du Pont managers Westinghouse officials have said they will offer those people jobs as well though several have al ready decided to move on with Du Pont Theyre grouping some of the depart ments together but its not a total reor ganization said Rebecca A Apter a Du Pont spokeswoman The new setup reflects a type of in ternal oversight characteristic of the commercial nuclear industry said Jack N Herrmann Westinghouse manager of Please See WESTINGHOUSE Page 5A John Tower Faces Questioners This Week By RICHARD WHITTLE WASHINGTON With President Bush inaugurated the capital spotlight turns this week to his most controversial Cabi net appointee John Tower the former Texas Republican senator Bush has cho sen to be his defense secretary Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearings are expected to begin Wednesday for Tower 63 who si lently endured weeks of lurid reports and rumors about his personal life before Bush named him Dec 16 to head the Pentagon The committee which Tower headed from 1981 until he retired from the Senate in 1985 is expected to approve its alum nus and not dwell on his past personal behavior But his own people believe that its not going to be easy at all said a defense consultant in close touch with a coterie of former Tower aides already in Pentagon jobs But Towers attorney and close friend Paul W Eggers of Dallas said Tower wasnt among those worrying Hes been visiting with the members of the Armed Services Committee and he has a pretty good idea what the ques tions are going to be Eggers said in an interview Hes highly confident that he has the issues that will be asked well in hand and hes well prepared and not the least bit concerned about the hearings Eggers predicted that the hearings would last two days at most and that the Senate would rapidly confirm Tower as defense secretary afterward On Sunday the chairman of the Armed Services Committee Sen Sam Nunn D Ga said at this point that he expects the Senate to confirm Tower Nevertheless Nunn confirmed on ABCs This Week With David Brinkley that his panel was investigating allega tions including those about Towers per sonal life and possible conflicts of inter est that were raised before he was tapped Please See TOWER Page 5A ARTIST Salvador Dali died at his home in Spain Salvador Dali Dies At 84 By The Associated Press FIGUERAS Spain Surrealist painter Salvador Dab whose fantas tic and memorable dreamscapes were as eccentric and flamboyant as his behavior died today in his home town his doctor said He was 84 Dali died at am at Figueras Hospitl said Dr Charles Ponsati Please See SALVADOR Page 5A   

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