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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 6, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Calcavecchia Wins LA Open Page 7A A Quick Read Car Train Collide No One Killed Two Aiken residents were taken to an Augusta hospital in fair condition this morning after their car hit a train in Graniteville Sipreme Saintoiry 23 and Aven ous Lee 31 hit on oncoming train as they traveled on SC 191 in Granite ville at am They were reported in good condi tion late this morning at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital LongTime Dictator Leaves In Exiie ASUNCION Paraguay AP Paraguayans jeered Dictator Get Out as Gen Alfredo Stroessner left the country he ruled for nearly 35 years for exile in Brazil The general who violently ousted him promised elections within 90 days President Andres Rodriguez who seized power in a coup that left as many as 300 people dead said Sun day he would guarantee all free doms and total democracy in this small landlocked South American nation of 4 million I will call general elections within 90 days he told reporters shortly before Stroessner for whom he had been secondincommand departed On the observation deck at the President Stroessner International Airport about 250 people hooted and jeered as the 76yearold expresi dent and family members boarded a Paraguay Airlines Boeing 707 Dictator Get Out many shout ed clapping their hands Others flashing the V for victory sign chanted in unison Adios Adi os One woman of about 30 was visi bly moved Weather Cold Is Coming A 50 percent chance of rain is fore cast tonight with a low near 50 Most ly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a 60 percent chance of rain and a high in the upper 50s Much colder weather is forecast for Thursday and Friday Please see details on Page 5A Deaths Marie Barnes Aiken Elijah Butler Edgefield Thelma M Carter Aiken Rev Roy L Eubanks Denver NC Mary B Fields Beaufort Paul V Fitch Meaily Ky James M Freeman Columbia Mary P Gindlesperger Augusta Andrew Graham New Ellenton Margaret L Harrell North Augusta John C Jester Greenville Sam Jones Aiken Thomas O Jones Batesburg Wardlaw Kennedy Detroit Mary M Kneece Warrenville Mark Morinio Aiken Coralee B Norris Augusta Benjie L Wilson Johnston Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar88 Classifieds48 Comics26 Crossword76 Cryptoquote58 DearAbby28 Local Front18 Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports7A Television28 Weather5A Page2A Taxpayers May Share In Bailout Car insurance Seat Belts For Debate Monday February 6 1989 25C Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 32 Morrison Brought USC Into Spotlight Heart Attack Claims Coach After Racquetball Session AP Laserphoto MORRISON DIES Joe Morrison head football coach at the University of South Carolina died Sunday night of a heart attack He was 51 By RICK SCOPPE AP Sports Writer COLUMBIA South Carolina coach Joe Morrison who brought the Game cocks into the national spotlight with suc cess on the football field and controversy off it died of a heart attack after playing racquetball with three friends He was 51 Morrison had been playing racquetball at WilliamsBrice Stadium for about a half hour with defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn attorney Edward Punky Holler and businessman Ken Wheat be fore he suffered what Providence Hospi tal spokeswoman Dawn Catalano called a massive heart attack Morrison who had a history of heart problems was taken to Providence ar riving at alive but unconscious He was pronounced dead at pm Cata lano said Morrison was not feeling any pain but did have a small funny sensation near his elbow after playing racquetball Athletic Director King Dixon said But when the players shook hands they no ticed Morrisons hands were awfully cold Dixon said Dunn called trainer Terry Lewis who in turn contacted a team doctor who checked Morrisons pulse and heartbeat Dixon said Please See MORRISON Page 10A Jammed Up Traffic At Schools Not Improving By DEMISE STUBBS Staff Writer Some Aiken schools are facing prob lems with heavy traffic and poor access into the schools and parents say the problems arent getting any better In Administrative Area 1 where traffic problems continue to grow worse JD Lever Elementary Kennedy Middle North Aiken Elementary and Aiken Ele mentary have experienced the most traf fic problems in the Aiken area Parents of students at Aiken Elemen tary School organized ways to correct the problems at their school during the fall They met with highway officials govern ment officials and administrators from the school district They had some results in dealing with the traffic but are not satisfied with the limited access into the school Even though the winters fair weather and lighter mornings have lessened the traffic along Hitchcock Parkway Pine Log Road and Huntsman Drive near the school parents and teachers say that when it rains the traffic is unsafe and unbearable In the fall when parents at the school asked the Highway Department to cor rect the problems some of their requests were granted Crosswalks were painted at Hitchcock Parkway and Huntsman Drive and a sign blocking the highway in front of the school was relocated We have decided to pursue every pos sible step said Clyanne Tuuri a mem ber of the schools PTO As I understand it a lot of the schools have the same prob lem but were still concerned about Ai ken Elementary The school only has one access road where the buses enter and it has one access to the parking lot What if we had to evacuate those kids Mrs Tuuri asked It couldnt be done safely There are just too many cars and buses blocking the entrances and an other outlet needs to be built Members of the PTO proposed a long range solution that would create two en trances off of the Hitchcock Bypass However Highway Department officials Please See JAMMED Page 10A Hitchcock Bypas Pine Log Road Long Range New Access Roads with Solution Demand Traffic Light for buses Car drop off loop Bad Traffic Points Staff Graphic By Sharon McLaughlin PEAK TIME This is an example of the traffic at the intersection of the SC 118bypass and Huntsman Drive Staff Photo By Phil Jones at approximately am The intersection ieads to Aiken Elementary School Arctic Front Paralyzing Nation With Rain Snow By The Associated Press Frigid air cloaked the nation today turning highways into icy demolition der by courses leaving snow in unlikely places and forcing a camp of nudists in Texas to decide they couldnt bare it The arctic front that spilled out of Alas ka last week remained stalled over virtu ally the entire nation forcing tempera tures below normal just about everywhere but Florida Forecasters said relief is at least several days away In Arkansas churches canceled Sun Man Hospitalized After Getting 7200Volt Shock Charles Stephen Crosby 28 Route 2 Lincolnton Ga was severly burned Saturday after getting a se vere electric shock while hanging a sign Crosby was on a metal ladder Sat urday afternoon hanging a sign at a new building at the corner of Pine Log and Powderhouse roads The ladder fell and came in contact with a 7200 volt primary electrical line Crosbys clothes caught ou fire and he suffered severe burns to his upper body He was transported to the Humana Burn Center in Augusta and is listed in critical condition day services to spare worshipers the dan ger of traveling on icy roads Public schools throughout central and northern Texas as well as at least two Texas col leges canceled classes today for the same reason The weather has contributed to at least 40 deaths in the lower 48 states since the air spread from Alaska on Tuesday Among the latest victims were three people killed Sunday night on icy roads in Kentucky and a man who froze to death beneath a freeway overpass in Salt Lake City earlier in the day Accidents on slick roads also were blamed for four deaths in Louisiana in cluding two people who died when an 18 wheel truck spun out of control on an icy bridge just east of Monroe and rammed their vehicles In addition four teenagers competing in a Wisconsin icefishing derby were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday after they left propane heaters running overnight in a wooden shanty The overnight temperature near frozen Harpt Lake was about 16 below zero A Texas boy died at a Grand Junction Colo hospital late Sunday after being trapped beneath an avalanche earlier in the day Two other boys were buried but managed to escape from the snowslide at Mount Crested Butte in the central Rockies In Decatur Texas 60 miles northwest of Dallas members of the Bluebonnet Nudist Park couldnt keep their clothes off Sunday as temperatures were in the teens and low 20s Unfortunately we nudists have to put it on hold for a few days said manager Arthur Moss Wright Gambling On Pay Raise Strategy By The Associated Press WASHINGTON House Speaker Jim Wright is gambling on a congressional pay raise strategy that would give law makers a 51 percent increase Wednesday and reduce it to 30 percent the next day Wrights planned parliamentary ma neuver Thursday is risky because it would require a twothirds vote in favor of a 30 percent raise coupled with a ban on fees for speeches articles and appearances First the speaker must survive a chal lenge that opponents of the raise could bring to the floor today The proposed resolution would try to force an immedi ate vote to reject the increase and stop it from becoming law Wrights forces have several parlia mentary countermoves available includ ing a motion to adjourn for the day Itll sort of be like Andy Warhol said Well be rich for 15 minutes Rep Gary Ackerman If Wright makes his move on Thursday its success or failure would be less impor tant than whether the House and Senate could reach a compromise on the pay controversy The Senate voted 955 last Thursday to reject the entire raise for Congress and other top federal officials but it will be come law automatically Wednesday un der a special procedure unless the House also turns it down The raise would apply to Congress top Bush administration political appointees and judges but the Constitution prevents reduction of judges pay once they re ceive a raise Under Wrights proposal to let the raise become law rankandfile lawmakers would see their salaries rise Wednesday from to The speakers plan would scale that back to The Senate already has voted to offset the 51 percent raise partially by banning honoraria while the higher pay is in ef fect The House plans to pass its own package to ban speaking fees Public reaction to the congressional pay raise has been overwhelmingly nega tive Dozens of protesters shouting No pay hike Read our lips and Hey Mr Speaker havent you heard 50 percent is quite absurd Sunday night met Demo cratic House members returning to Union Station from a weekend retreat   

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