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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 13, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports West Clubs East In AllStar Bash Page 7A A Quick Read Cattle Chips Are New Power Source LOS ANGELES AP A desert power plant burns enough cow dung to electrify up to 20000 homes thanks to 250000 cattle million in taxexempt bonds and an environ mentalistlawyer seeking his fortune as an entremanure Its the first commercial power plant that bums only cattle chips for fuel although smaller facilities di gest manure to produce methane to generate electricity said Will Par ish founder and president of Nation al Energy Associates Inc The million Mesquite Lake Resource Recovery Project financed by the bonds plus million from investors is located next to its fuel supply cattle feedlots near Imperial in the desert about 110 miles east of San Diego Track On interstate Could Be Gold Mine A new South Carolina state park off Interstate 95 near the Georgia border coula become an open treasure chest if a horse racing track is put there The site has been suggested as the perfect place for a track if the Gener al Assembly legalizes parimutuel betting According to Rep Bill Cork R Beaufort hes optimistic that law makers will approve the betting bill this session even though lawmak ers turned down a similar proposal during the last session The parks construction beings in June and it should be finished later this year The park area is 450 acres and is located along 195 at the site of the future fourlane connector to Hilton Head Island According to the state Parks Re creation and Tourism Commission a 100acre tract is being reserved for a possible lease to private developers for a major attraction Medical Research Ethics Questioned Valentine Gifts Fit Any Budget Weather Cloudy And Mild Cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a low in the 40s Partly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a highinJheTOs Please see Page 6A for details Deaths John H Birt Aiken William Davis Aiken Eddie Drummings Trenton Eunice T Fore Beech Island Mary E Fortunate North Augusta Kenneth G Goodwin Warrenville Andrew Holmes Trenton Mary D Oglesby Twin City Ga SaraT Rushton Clearwater Varina B Wilson Clearwater Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar8B Classifieds4B Comics28 Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B DearAbby2B Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Television2B Weather6A 2SS Aiken South Carolina Volil22No38 Judges Ruling Awaited On Deal AP File Photo NORTH TALKS Lt Col Oliver North holds up a slide one of many he described for Congressional investigators during hearings on the IranContra scandal An agreement between the government and an independent prosecutor may clear the way for Norths trial to start Plan Will Clear Way To Start North Trial By PETE YOST The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Justice Depart ment says it will drop its threat to block Oliver Norths IranContra trial if a judge approves additional limits on clas sified material North can present in the case The jury in the North trial returns to the courtroom today while US District Judge Gerhard A Gesell considers a pro posal from the Justice Department The department elaims national secu rity could be jeopardized by disclosure of classified information during the trial Gesell has ruled that North may intro duce such information if it is relevant to his defense on criminal charges of shred ding evidence and lying to Congress in the IranContra affair A classified motion presented to Gesell on Sunday by the Justice Department and independent counsel Lawrence Walsh who is prosecuting North at tempts to resolve the conflict over gov ernment secrets Walsh and the department announced the proposal hours after Supreme Court Chief Justice William H Rehnquist granted a Justice Department request to delay Norths trial from today until Friday If Gesell approves the proposal by issu ing a protective order the Justice De partment will ask that Rehnquists ad ministrative stay be vacated immediately Walshs office and the department said in separate statements Please See JUDGES Page IDA Bush Is Hitting Stump For Support On Budget By MERRILL HARTSON The Associated Press MANCHESTER NH President Bush opened a campaign for public sup port of his new budget today by returning to the stite that propelled him to his White House victory and declared our plan is a realistic one It is a budget plan that will work but not with business as usual Bush said in remarks prepared for a speech to the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire Meanwhile Bushs budget director Richard G Darman prepared for talks with congressional leaders on the trillion plan the administration unveiled last week Bush mixed words of backing for that plan already encountering Democratic resistance in Congress with a senti mental thank you to the state that almost one year ago gave him his first victory in the race for the Republican presidential nomination Its no coincidence that my very first stop is here in New Hampshire said Bush who came here after a weekend of relaxation at his seacoast retreat in Maine His speech was the first in what aides said would be a series of talks around the country as the administration presses for agreement with Congress on spending cuts Bush Heading ForSCPage2A Bush scored a decisive comeback win in New Hampshires Feb 161988 prima ry election that restored momentum that been halted rrith a defeat in the Iowa caucuses The steadfast support I received gave me the chance to pick myself up off the canvas And the rest as they say is history A year ago about this time I came to New Hampshire under quite different circumstances I had just lost in Iowa I was up at am my first morning here holding my coffee in one hand and shaking the hands of factory workers with the other The columnists had begun to write my political obituary Bushs speech highlighted the major features of his budget plan which calls for restraint in defense spending with a call for increases in education aid to the homeless child care and environmental cleanup However Bushs plan has already been criticized by congressional Demo cratic leaders for failing to specify what programs would be cut to pay for new humanitarian initiatives Bush did not mention that criticism in his prepared remarks In Washington Please See BUSH page IDA AP File Photo SEEKING support for his budget President Bush hits the trail today starting in New Hampshire Search Is Continuing For Suspect From Staff and Wire Reports A spokesman for the Columbia County Ga Sheriffs Department said this morning that a nationwide alert has not turned up any trace of a man suspected of kidnapping a Lexington County teen ager last week Richard Daniel Starrett 29 of Marti nez Ga is being hunted by sheriffs dep uties FBI agents and state authorities in the abduction of Shari Dawn Teets 17 a Lexington High School senior Miss Teets disappeared from her home last Monday after a man appeared there answering an ad for a water bed She escaped from her abductor before day break Saturday and notified her family she was free Weve got everybody out looking this morning and they are checking aU the roads said the Columbia County spokesman The alert for Starrett so far has turned up no information on his whereabouts she added While being held hi a house in Marti nez Miss Teets said she was handcuffed and kept in a small closet part of the time according to lawmen Authorities said the house she escaped from belongs to Starrett Please See SEARCH Page 10A Teen Drinking Often Predictable By MALCOLM BITTER The Associated Press NEW YORK A questionnaire as sessing beliefs about alcohol can identi fy adolescents who are likely to drink excessively within a year of taking the survey a Study says The 90item testalso may indicate what steps would best help each individ ual avoid problem drinking researchers said Junior high school students who be lieved alcohol could help them think or improve their physical coordination tended to be at particular risk said Mark Goldman a psychology professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa His study in this months Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology is the first demonstration that a measure of psychological dependency can predict later alcohol use and tendencies toward problem drinking said G Alan Marlatt director of the Addictive Behaviors Re search Center at the University of Wash ington in Seattle Peter Nathan director of the Rutgers affiliated Center of Alcohol Studies in Piscataway NJ said the study repre sents an advance in identifying what looks like a rather important differ ence that distinguishes early adoles cents at risk of an alcohol problem The predictions were not perfect but Nathan said their accuracy was pretty impressive The questionnaire measured how strongly students believed that alcohol could help them relax be sexier think better enjoy social gatherings more or perform better socially or athletically Prior research shows that such expec tations strongly affect the way a person behaves after drinking quite apart from chemical effects of alcohol Goldman said The research followed the theory that the stronger they believe that alcohol has those positive effects the more at risk they are for problem drinking said Goldman But if such beliefs can be undermined early it might reduce the attractiveness of alcohol and prevent problem drink ing he said The questionnaire may help by pinpointing the key beliefs that put individual teenagers at risk he said For example a teen who looks to alco hol for relaxation can be taught other methods or perhaps stress in his life can be removed Goldman said The most predictive part of the ques tionnaire measured he belief that alco hol improves social performance Another risky belief was that alcohol makes you think better and maybe per form better physically he said Be lieve it or not these kids think you might drive better under the influence of alco hol Those are the kids who are really seriously at risk Americans Distrust PLO But Approve Proposed Talks By GARY LANGER The Associated Press NEW YORK Americans widely dis believe the Palestine Liberation Organi zations claim to have abandoned terror ism but favor the US dialogue with the PLO and the establishment of a Palestin ian state a poll shows Nearly seven in 10 respondents to a Me dia GeneralAssociat ed Press survey ap proved of the United States holding talks with the PLO and six in 10 said Israel should follow suit But just 6 percent of the 1162 adults said they believed the PLOs recent renunci ation of terrorism and 74 percent said they thought the group only made that claim for political gain The rest were unsure The poll indicated other misgivings about the PLO Respondents were split on whether the organization would coex ist with Israel or still seek to destroy it regardless of its recognition of the Jew ish state in December Still the public endorsed the basic te net of the Palestinian cause Sixtytwo percent said the Palestinians should ARAFAT have their own country Eleven percent disgreed Twentyseven percent had no opinion The national poll was conducted Jan 4 12 the month after PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat said his group was recog nizing Israel and renouncing terrorism The United States responded to Arafats move by opening its first official talks with the PLO Israel rejected the PLO declarations as a ploy and continued its refusal to ne gotiate with the organization The poll found acceptance of that position Al though most favored such talks 67 per cent said the United States should not try to force Israel to tawith the PLO But the survey also found some frus tration with Israels supporters in the United States 35 percent said they had too much influence on US policy Twen ty percent said proPalestinan groups had too much influence Roughly a quarter of the respondents had no view on many of the questions reflecting the distance of Mideast issues from the daily concerns of many Ameri cans Significantly more men expressed opinions than did women Bettereducated respondents were more likely to favor dealings with the While 67 percent overall approved of talks for example that number swelled to 79 percent of college educated respondents
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