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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 31, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Lady Pacers Earn Victory Page 9A A Quick Read Name Confusion Prompts Incident CHAMBLEE Ga AP A man named Noid apparently annoyed by Dominos Pizzas Avoid the Noid ads held two Dominos employees at gunpoint for more than five hours be fore they escaped and he surren dered authorities said Kenneth Lamar Noid 22 told po lice he thinks Tom S Monaghan owner of the Detroitbased pizza chain and the Detroit Tigers baseball club comes in his apartment and looks around said Police Chief Reed Miller Investigators believe Noid was having an ongoing feud in his mind with Monaghan about the Noid commercials said detective Sgt Mark Bender Apparently he thinks theyre aimed at him Dominos national TV advertising campaign features the Noid a redhatted redcaped gremlin who uses every trick he can to make sure the pizza is not delivered hot and fresh but is never successful Lights Brighten SAD Sufferers PHILADELPHIA AP Severe ly depressed patients not only see the light but turn from SAD to glad while wearing an unusual hat fitted with two fluorescent tubes according to researchers who hope to help mil lions with the device The invention is a hat that looks like a pith helmet with the two tubes placed parallel to the eyebrows It was designed as a portable wear able way to treat patients suffering from a severe form of winter depres sion dubbed seasonal affective disor der or SAD Almost everyone I know cant stand February and looks forward to spring said Dr George Brainard a neurologist who along with biomedi cal engineer Dan Benson developed the hat at Thomas Jefferson University Researchers have found that expo sure to bright light or phototherapy alters the production of the hormone melatonin and relieves the depression Weather Clear And Mild Skies will be clear tonight with a low near 40 Sunny skies are forecast Wednesday with a high in the low 70s Please see details on Page 5B Deaths Thomas E Blackwood Augusta There S Upper Augusta Moses Medlock Jr Columbia Georgia E Patten Aiken Rozell Wiggins Augusta Please see details on Page 5B Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Ciyptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaiies Opinions Spoils Television Weather 9B 4B 7B 6B 10B 8B 6B 1B 5B 6A 9A 6B SB Page2A I ranContra Scandal Finally In Court PageTB Ministers Try To Fight Drug Problem Tuesday January 311989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 27 Bush Speaks Up For Quality ByTOMRAUM The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush is using his first outoftown trip as presi dent to emphasize the work ethic and in sist on more quality from military contractors The president was to speak from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS America at the Norfolk Va Naval Base address ing both defense contractors and Navy personnel The message will be the work ethic and good government particularly quali ty workmanship said White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater Bush also planned to touch on cost overruns and the current Pentagon pur chasing scandal according to White House aides An estimated 4000 people were expect ed to attend todays speech including members of the carriers crew and work ers for various defense contractors in the area This is an audience that will comprise people who perform a lot of federal con tracts and people who are involved in skills ranging from management to riv eting Fitzwater said Monday And he will discuss values work values and so forth Norfolk is one of the largest and oldest shipbuilding centers in the nation Bush was to fly by helicopter directly from the South Lawn of the White House to the carrier deck Bush on Monday focused on a new volunteerism in speeches in the White House and at the Labor Department I believe in government service I be lieve that it plays a vital role But it must complement individual service he said at a swearingin ceremony for Labor Sec retary Elizabeth Dole the first woman in his Cabinet Bush also stressed volunteerism in a meeting with officials forming the new White House Office of National Service headed by Gregg Petersmeyer The concept of one American helping another is a valid concept Bush said Bush was expected to mention the Pen tagon purchasing scandal in his Norfolk speech but not dwell on it aides said The federal government is pursuing a 2yearold investigation of alleged pur chasing fraud The case focuses on charges that private consultants hired by military contractors bribed Defense Department officials to obtain inside in formation that gave companies an edge in bidding for Pentagon contracts File Photo TOUGH STAND President George Bush demands quality from defense contractors errington rges Speed AP Laserphoto LISTENING TO JURY Defendant Joel Steinberg center listens as the jury reads the verdict in his trial He was found guilty of manslaughter in connection with the death of his adopted Gyearold daughter Lisa For details please see Page 2A From Staff and Wire Reports Congress ought to recognize the urgent need to replace promptly the Department of Energys reac tors that produce fuel for nuclear weapons former Energy Secre tary John S Herrington said in one of his last official acts Herrington in a report to Con gress recommended ways to speed construction of a reactor at the Savannah River Plant near Ai ken to produce the fuel and sug gested that a political appointee head the Department of Energys newly organized production reac tor project The recommendations were made in a report to the House and Senate Armed Services commit tees and were obtained by Morris News Service Monday in Washington President Bushs administration hasnt yet taken a position on the report DOE officials noted Herrington said Congress should formally recognize the national security need to replace the aged existing production reactor capaci ty with new production capacity on an urgent schedule If those and other recommended steps are taken DOE may be able to cut one year or more off the time needed to build and put into opera tion new weapons materials pro duction reactors Herrington said Congress would have to act to implement Herringtons recom mendation that the office of new production reactors which was created administratively last year be under the direction of a political appointee A DOE spokesman said such ac tion would give the position the sta tus of assistant secretary with di rect access to the secretary There are now eight assistant secretaries directing the department The countrys only reactors ca pable of producing plutonium and tritium for nuclear weapons are at the SRP and all three have been shut down since last summer for safety upgrades maintenance and See HERRINGTON Page 12A Developer Tells Group Woodward Project Will Proceed By JAMES PATRICK Staff Writer An Augusta developer says that plans for development of the 59acre Wood ward Tract will continue essentially un changed despite public protest Victor Vic Mills president of Blan chard and Calhoun Commercial Corpora tion made an uninvited appearance at a meeting of the Friends of Aiken Monday night to speak in favor of the development We own the property we will develop the property and we plan to do a good job Mills told the group of over 100 who gathered for the meeting He indicated that current plans includ ing a rezoning request for nearly an acre of land would continue Friends of Aiken a group formed earli er this month is trying to downgrade de velopment plans for the 59acre tract to Single FamilyResidential stop con struction of a road which would connect Whiskey and Two Notch roads and pre serve an existing Carolina Bay In its first publicized meeting FOA met Monday night to organize resistance to the multiuse propositions of Blan chard and Calhoun We are particularly concerned with the increase in traffic which the devel opment would both up here on Whiskey Road and on Two Notch Road said Lucy Knowles chief spokesperson for the group The proposed road has triggered fears in and out of the horse industry of in creased traffic along the portion of Two Notch Road which is surrounded by horse training facilities The result according to some trainers would be impairment to or loss of the training industry According to a Clemson University study the horse industry brings million annually to Aiken County plus tax revenues higher property values and another generated by the Triple Crown racing events Other concerns the group has are pos sibly increased drainage into Hitchcock Woods and a negative impact on the Pal metto Golf Club which is Aikens oldest golf course and one of the nations oldest Please See DEVELOPER Page 12A Survey Shows US Students Lacking In Math Science Skills By The Associated Press WASHINGTON American teen agers came out at the bottom of the heap in a survey of math and science performance among students in five countries and four Canadian provinces the Educational Testing Service report ed today The low math performance levels are a matter for grave concern while the science results are sobering and pose a serious challenge to our position in the world community according to the re port called A World of Differences The ETS study is its first internation al assessment of educational progress a counterpart to the groups periodic national assessments in various aca demic fields It was financed by the Na tional Science Foundation and the De partment of Education Findings were based on tests of ap proximately 24000 13yearolds in Ire land Korea Spain the United King dom the United States British Columbia New Brunswick Ontario and Quebec The last three were divided into Frenhand Englishspeaking samples In all countries and provinces the more time spent watching television Please See SURVEY Page 12A Senator Tells County To Get Road Paving Plans In Order By GEORGE BURGESS Staff Writer Sen Thomas L Moore DAiken Coun ty told the Aiken County Council Devel opment Committee to get its house in order before coming to the Aiken Coun ty legislative Delegation for approval of any changes in the countys road paving system Sen Moores comments came after the Aiken County Legislative Delegation Road Committee heard Alvin Bryan the countys Public Works director say he would not commit to a base preparation program without a review of the pay system The base preparation program would give the county the responsibility for get ting roads ready for paving at an esti mated savings of 30 percent of the cur rent SC Highway Departments cost for paving a mile of county road Were going to have to change our approach and get the right employees Bryan said There is no use to agree to do the program without personnel We dont have the staff The proposed budget oneyear budget for a base preparation crew is Bryan said his department was losing people to other construction contractors in the area and to the Savannah River Plant Please See SENATOR Page 12A   

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