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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Plane Crashes In Azores 144 Killed Addie Picked For Magistrates Job WESTINGHOUSE BECHTEL Special Section On Westinghouse A Quick Read Charles Manson Denied Parole SAN QUENTIN Calif AP It is highly unlikely Charles Manson will ever be freed the chairman of the state parole board said after the pan el refused to release the notorious mass murderer for a seventh time Hes still at war with society and definitely a danger but any thing is possible Albert Leddy chairman of the threemember Board of Prison Terms told re porters after an nouncing Wednes MANSON day that Manson will remain at San Quentin Prison at least three more years Manson leader of a cultlike fam ily that in 1969 went on a grisly monthlong murder spree killing ac tress Sharon Tate and eight other people was denied parole by a unani mous vote Manson declined to attend the hearing after complaining about be ing held in handcuffs and a waist chain that was too long The panel offered to let him come in without chains pending approval by the war den but he declined said spokesman Vernell Crittendon Freshman Applications Down At Top Colleges NEW YORK AP Freshman applications are down at top colleges around the country for the first time in years the likely outcome of a dwindling number of high school graduates and everhigher tuitions admissions officers say The decline in graduating high school students is considered the prime culprit according to more than a dozen admissions officers in terviewed since Feb 1 the deadline for fall freshman applications at many of the nations most competi tive schools Since this is happening to every one the best guess is that its demo graphics said Michael C Behnke admissions director of the Massachu setts Institute of Technology where applications are down 10 percent from a year ago Weather Cold Tonight Fair skies and very cold weather are forecast tonight Mostly sunny skies are forecast Friday with a high in the upper 40s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths David Busbee Perry Thomas A Curtis Langley James E DuBois Aiken Lee R Mailman Summerville Shedrick Perry New Ellenton Evelyn S Sauls Ridgeland Donald Walker New York Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 N 35 Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weathei 7B 9B 5B 10A SB 6B 10A IB 5A 4A 7A 10A 6A GAO DOE Plan Shorts Cleanup NEW SUBSTATION The city of North Augusta recently moved into its new substation located off Five Notch Road and Frontage Road near 120 With the addition Staff Photo by Phil Jones the city will be able to provide improved fire and police protection to residents in one of the fastest growing areas of the city Please see story on Page 1B Du Pont Sought Extra Funding From Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON The Energy Depart ments billion plan to modernize and clean up the Savannah River Plant and other nuclear weapons facilities over 20 years would save the nations production of war devices but fail to remove all envi ronmental hazards the head of the Gen eral Accounting Office says Modernization activities would essen tially be completed by 2010 and the na tion would have a revitalized weapons complex Comptroller General Charles A Bowsher told a congressional hearing Wednesday However problems in the environ mental area would still be with us Ernest F Ruppe a vice president with the Du Pont Co plant contractor testi fied that his company had called for ex tra government funding to restore facili ties at Savannah River in the mid1970s But company officials surmise that they didnt get as much as they asked for because weapons production had a lower priority at that time said WR Stevens technical manager with Du Fonts atom ic energy division That was our interpretation Stevens said in a telephone interview with the Ai ken Standard from Du Pont headquarters in Wilmington Del Just to say that we skimped wouldnt be fair to the Department of Energy to Du Pont he said See GAO Page 11A nveii His Budget Plan In Speech By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush to night unveils a budget plan keyed to his campaign promises of kinder and gentler programs without new taxes but it leaves difficult decisions on reduc ing the federal deficit for later The president in a 9 pm EST speech before a joint meeting of Congress will call for a nation more competitive abroad and more compassionate at home To those ends he will propose more federal spending in fiscal 1990 for clean air and clean coal technology for science and space for AIDS research arid aid to the homeless education and child care according to administration and congres sional sources Bush claims that those costs will be offset by about billion in new revenue from a controversial cut in the capital gains tax another campaign promise and billion by holding the expansion of the military budget to the rate of inflation You will have a very detailed and pre cise descriptions of the priorities of the Bush administration said Marlin Fitz water the White House press secretary Left deliberately unclear however will be how much Bush embraces the many budget cuts he left unchanged from the firstdraft spending plan former President Reagan submitted last month Bush will distance himself from any of the individual unpopular cuts by inviting Congress to help set each program level in accordance with his flexible freeze plan to limit overall spending in general categories Reagan suggested terminating dozens of domestic programs and cutting back many others in order to reduce the deficit below the billion maximum allowed by the GrammRudman law Bushs calculations include the total savings from those Reagan cuts in con tending that he too is meeting the deficit Bushs Speech On TV NEW YORK AP Television networks will preempt primetime programming tonight for live cover age of President Bushs address to a joint session of Congress The president is scheduled to speak at 9 pm EST ABC CBS NBC and CNN said they also will carry the Democratic re sponse which will follow the presi dents address target He may claim a deficit as low as billion by including sales of govern ment assets that do not count toward the GrammRudman goal said one source who spoke on the condition of anonymity GOP lawmakers briefed Wednesday by Bushs budget director Richard Dar man said the Bush plan proposes lump ing programs together in boxes within which some would have to be cut in order to expand others Democrats didnt wait for Bushs speech to begin criticizing his plan to cut the capital gains tax saying it is a tax break for the rich and will increase the deficit not reduce it as the president claims At a time when virtually every seg ment of our country is being asked to sustain a sacrifice of one form or another it is simply unacceptable to be consid ering tax breaks for the very wealthiest segment said Sen Jim Sasser D Tenn chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Many private economists dispute Bushs claim that the rate cut will in crease government revenues by spurring business investment and activity Nonetheless the Bush budget will claim about billion in new revenue from the plan which would be imple mented gradually Thurmond Undaunted By Defeats By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON Since 1981 Sen Strom Thurmond RSC has tried so far without success to persuade his colleagues to support resolutions calling for three constitutional amendments One would require Congress to bal ance the federal budget A second would give the president the right to exercise a lineitem veto the power to knock out individ ual programs from the budget without having to reject an entire appropria tions bill The third would overturn a 1962 Su preme Court ruling prohibiting prayer in public schools Either of the first two amendments if adopted would tend to increase the presidents control over the federal budget congressional aides say a change Sen Thurmond has said he would welcome File Photo SEN THURMOND South Carolinas senior senator will reintroduce three proposals this year that have failed in the past The Congress has not shown the fortitude to stop spending more than they take in Sen Thurmond said The only way I know to make them do it is to pass a budgetbalancing con stitutional amendment to mandate it In addition if the president had use of the lineitem veto Sen Thurmond See THURMOND Page 11A Need For Federal Permit Could Halt Development By JAMES PATRICK Staff Writer Plans for developing an eightacre wet lands at the Woodward Tract could be put on hold for several months or denied de pending on decisions currently under de liberation by federal authorities sources said Wednesday Should a federal permit be required for developing the wetlands those plans could be delayed two to four months or denied according to officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency The government would have no juris diction over other development plans for the tract officials said Blanchard and Calhoun Commercial Corp in partnership with the Keenan Company plans to develop the 59acre tract including an urban Carolina Bay which is classified as a wetlands area and is subject to federal jurisdiction A Carolina Bay is an ovalshaped de pression which typically holds water only part of the year as many wetlands do The areas serve as home to a variety of plantlife some of which are typically threatened or endangered and as breed ing grounds for amphibians The origina tion of the unusual wetlands which occur See NEED Page 11A Bush To Address SC Legislators By The Associated Press COLUMBIA President George Bush will visit with his Southern campaign manager Gov Carroll Campbell and ad dress a joint session of the South Carolina General Assembly Wednesday officials say Warren Tompkins and Bob McAlister top aides to the governor have given Bushs advance team and Secret Service agents a tour of the Statehouse but McA lister said details of the presidents visit would have to come from the White House A White House spokesman confirmed the visit and said details would be an nounced later   

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