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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 12, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Blue Devils Defeat Maryland Page 5B Also In Sports y Ken Schrader wins the pole posi tion for the Daytona 500 Please see story on Page IB X WagenerSalley upset Blackville Hilda in boys high school basketball action Friday night Please see Pages 6B and 7B for a complete roundup on all the high school action x Clemson sports information di rector Bob Bradley is still going strong after a lengthy tenure in that post Please see story on Page 10B A Quick Read Elderly Couple Turns In BURLINGTON Vt AP Two money bags containing fell out of an armored truck so Dominic and Mildred Olio did what came nat urally they picked them up and took them to police We did what we felt we should do said Olio 78 My husbands just too honest said his 65yearold wife The Olios will receive a reward for their honesty said Jerry Reeder president of the Berkshire Armored Car Co said from his Pittsfield Mass office We are very grateful to that cou ple he said The Olios were driving down Main Street when the bags fell out of the truck Friday The driver sped up just past the Prospect Street traffic light and he must have hit a bump because a door flew open and the bags fell out Olio said The armored truck kept going but Olio turned around and retrieved the bags They were pretty heavy proba bly weighed 40 or 50 pounds between em said the retired mailman who took the bags to the police department Weather Partly Sunny It will be partly sunny today with a high in the mid 60s There will be increasing cloudiness tonight with a low in the mid 30s Please see details on Page 8A Deaths Mary F Davis Aiken James E Dubois Aiken Eugene Hamilton Jacksonville Fla Michael G Hart Richmond Va Luther Lloyd Jr Bronx NY Lucius S Manuel Ridge Spring Dora B Wynne Brooklyn NY Please see details on Page 8A Inside Today Bridge5D Calendar11C Classifieds3D Crossword6D Cryptoquote4D DearAbby6C Local Front9A Obituaries8A Opinions1D Sports1B Weather8A Weddings9C PageZA Terrorists Free After Serving Sentence Harsh Flu Strain Hitting Area Sunday February 121989 500 Aiken South Carolina V6JH22N037 Lexington Teen Escapes From Captor From Staff and Wire Reports A Lexington County teenager kid napped from her home Monday afternoon has been returned to the care of her fam ily a spokesman for the Columbia Coun ty Sheriffs Department in Martinez Ga said Saturday The sheriffs department official said Shari Dawn Teets escaped her abductor by fleeing a house in Martinez after the man fell asleep before daybreak Saturday Miss Teets 17 was taken at gunpoint from her home by a man apparently an swering an advertisement for a water bed She was driven to Martinez but was not harmed according to the sheriffs department The sheriffs department spokesman said late Saturday that a search conduct ed by several law enforcement agencies from Georgia and South Carolina had not turned up the kidnapping suspect Authorities said Miss Teets fled to a house next door and called her home She was reunited with her parents by Lexing ton officials then held under protective custody in Martinez while her abductor was hunted Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said the kidnapper apparently fell asleep after drinking alcohol allowing Miss Teets to run to a neighboring home and call her family Sheriff Metts said the kidnapper never made a ransom demand or had any con tact with Miss Teets family since the abduction She was emotionally drained but obvi ously elated to see us said Sheriff Metts who drove to Georgia to pick up Miss Teets She had been through one heck of an ordeal Authorities are planning to examine evidence in the Teets case to see if there are connections to several unsolved sexu al assault and kidnapping cases in Charleston Lexington and Richmond counties Some cases in those counties have come under scrutiny from investigators who were checking the possibility that a man has been kidnapping and sexually assaulting women he finds through ad vertisements for household goods Its too early to say at this point in time if there are ties to other cases Metts said Miss Teets told authorities her abduc tor came to her Lexington home on Mon day after answering an ad for a waterbed See MISSING Page 12A AMBITIOUS PROJECT Martin Roof a USC Aiken student airbrushes a colorful wall mural he is painting in the schools Etherredge Center Roof a junior has been Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth working on the piece for about three weeks and has put in more than 80 hours of work so far and will put in many more before the mural is complete Commission To Oversee Aikens Goals By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A Commission on the Future of Aiken County will be organized to supervise im plementation of goals identified in a stra tegic development plan being written for the county a spokesman for a citizens group said Tommy B Wes singer chairman of the Coordinating Council on Economic Development an nounced plans for the commission after a Friday workshop of the planning group made up of business and professional leaders The workshops are looking into educational facilities busi ness opportunities cultural activities governmental processes and other facets of county life in preparation for develop ing a Strategic Plan WESSINGER The 53member siuiiy pauei is made up of citizens nominated by the coordinating council The Strategic Plan is supposed to fur nish a guideline for promoting education al excellence economic vitality living environment and governmental cooperation a senior vice president with NCNB said the proposal for the commis sion came up during Fridays workshop and was quickly adopted It will be set up on the pattern of the Commission on the Future of South Carolina The state commission established last year by the legislature has published a series of longterm objectives after lengthy reviews of South Carolinas so cial cultural civic and governmental life by a crosssection of citizens Wessinger said the local commission will operate in the manner of the state organization and will be a champion for the cause It will look into the Strategic Plan track it and make certain that the goals and objectives are being pushed Wessinger said Fridays workshop was to be the last in a series before the Arthur Young Company assembles the informa tion and publishes the Strategic Plan But another will be held before April 1 when the data is to be sent to Arthur Young Were going to have to have another meeting said Wessinger We had not planned to have another but the commis sion idea came up and we need to talk about how it is going to be structured Aside from the commission proposal Wessinger said Fridays workshop dealt mainly with priorities and choices among the various elements making up the Stra tegic Plan and the group also talked about a lot of things that didnt fall into any specific category After the commission concept was adopted Wessinger said the group agreed the organization provides the best vehicle for monitoring progress of the plan He expects the commission will be formed sometime between now and June and will include people from all over the county We want to get as many people involved in this process as we can Firm Helping Revamp SRP Reactor Training From Staff Reports A consulting firm new to Aiken is help ing the Savannah River Plant operate its nuclear reactors more like the commer cial nuclear industrys a company exec utive says Advanced Technologies Inc which numbers former commercial reactor op erators among its local staff of about 20 is working on a longterm training pro gram for operators at SRP said William J Jones manager of ATIs Aiken office ATI based in Reston Va is helping officials with the Du Pont Co and Wes tinghouse Savannah River Co develop a program that Jones said is going to be more modeled after the commercial industry Were enhancing the professionalism they al ready have William J Jones enhancing the professionalism they already have at SRP he added Westinghouse will replace Du Pont as SRP operating contractor next April 1 The Department of Energy has idled all three of the plants operable produc tion reactors for improvements to man agement and equipment and has not an nounced when it expects to restart them The reactors supply tritium and pluto nium for US nuclear weapons The DOE has endorsed commercial type nuclear standards at SRP Jones noted He said completion of his compa nys project is not a condition for restart but it will become a standard program after Westinghouse takes over ATI which has 2500 employees at of fices around the country welcomed about 80 visitors at an opening reception last Monday at its new quarters at Wood side Office Park The office actually opened in October Jones said He said his companys glad to be par ticipating in the battery of upgrades un derway at the vital weapons facility and hopes for other business opportunities at SRP We want the business to grow he said Accord Reached On Tract EquiPac Developers Discuss Compromise From Staff Reports Representatives of Aikens thorough bred horse community say they have reached a compromise with developers in a dispute over the 60acre Woodward Tract fronting Whiskey Road and Two Notch Road The developers have proposed offices and apartments on the tract but the horse community fears the development would disrupt a millionayear train ing industry The compromise involves changes in the developments proposed road that would keep traffic away from the race track area according to EquiPac a local group that says its promoting coopera tion between Aikens horse and historic elements and the economic development of the city See ACCORD Page 12A Imbalance In Budget Still Growing By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The unveiling of President Bushs 1990 spending plan focuses the budget spotlight on the coming fiscal as the defi cit figures for this year are getting more and more embarrassing The imbalance is not only expand ing like a wet blot of red ink on a piece of paper But once again as has happened every year since the GrammRudman balanced budget law was passed in 1985 the actual deficit is going tobe far higher than the deficit ceiling the legislation sets The budget Bush presented to Con gress for fiscal 1990 last Thursday revealed that the administration now expects the 1989 deficit to be billion Less than four months ago the outgoing Reagan administration forecast that the imbalance would be million below the billion target set in the Gramm Rudman law Its a coconspiracy between Con gress and the administration says Rudolph G Penner former director of the Congressional Budget Office And its hard to think of any other word to describe it than Penner now a senior fellow at The Urban Institute in Washington was referring to the process set in law that is designed to force Congress and the White House to reduce the federal deficit Lawmakers and the president spend most of each year dueling with each other over the budget with See IMBALANCE Page 12A   

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