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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 15, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Silver Bluff Wins Pair 10A A Quick Read Nothing is Sacred From Metal Thieves AP Richard Arregui parked his car at a Miami art gallery one day late last year and noticed some thing amiss An 8foot aluminum out door sculpture was now only 4 feet high Someone had literally torn half of it off said Arregui assistant direc tor at the Barbara Gillman Gallery He found the missing half of the sculpture hours later at a scrap yard They had paid for it In recent months thieves have sto len aluminum from practically ev erywhere to cash in on a prolonged boom in aluminum prices at scrap yards Vandals have stripped siding and gutters from New York City homes faucets and window frames from a New Orleans housing development swing sets from a Miami play ground bridge railing from Connect icut highways and cans from Chica go recycling bins As Top Source Of Fat CAMBRIDGE Mass AP Youngsters who love milk should stick to the fatfree variety because dairy products have surpassed meat as the top source of unhealthy satu rated fat in teenagers diets a re searcher says Studies by Dr Curtis Ellison at two elite New England prep schools found that 35 percent of students dai ly intake of saturated fat comes from milk cheese ice cream and other dairy food Preppies are not unique in what they eat according to Ellison who said at least two other unpublished studies have reached similar conclusions The studies show that the main source of saturated fat is not meat anymore he said It is milk and other dairy products Weather Cloudy Tonight Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with a low in the 50s Increasing cloudiness is forecast Thursday with a 20 percent chance or rain The high will be in the 80s Please see details on Page 4A Deaths Susan H Arrington Williston James P Cearson Ridge Spring Eddie Cripps Thomson Ga Ralph S Garvin Jr Columbia Edward V Hild Aiken Wallace 0 Jeffcoat Wagener Carl R Knowles Edgefield Annie M Randall Gloverville Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 5C 58 3C 86 6C 4C 88 18 6A 1C 7A 88 4A Commander Last To Leave Afghanistan School Board Denies Boundary Change EUBUC Wednesday February 15f V6I 122 40 Kidnap Suspect Arrested In Texas From Staff And Wire Reports APPLJNG Ga A Martinez Ga man charged with kidnapping a South Carolina girl has been arrested in Texas Columbia County Sheriff Otis Hensley said today Hensley said he re ceived information around midnight from the Harris County Texas Sheriffs De partment that Richard Daniel Starrett 29 had been arrested by a Texas Department of Public Safety officer without incident He is being held at the Harris County Cen STARRETT tral Jail in Houston Texas awaiting re turn to Georgia and to South Carolina for further investigation Hensley said A nationwide manhunt had been under way for Starrett charged in federal and state warrants with kidnapping 17year old Shari Dawn Teets of Lexington Feb 6 Authorities said the girl was abducted at gunpoint from her familys home by a man answering a want ad for a water bed Officials said that while in a house in Martinez she was handcuffed and kept in a small closet part of the time during the four days she was held there She es caped early last Saturday from the house about five miles west of Augusta Au thorities say Starrett owns the house Georgia authorities also issued a false imprisonment warrant Tuesday against Starrett who reportedly was seen Tues day morning in the North Augusta area More than 100 law enforcement officers had scoured Columbia County for Star rett believing he was there Authorities said they received reports that Starretts red sports car was spotted as recently as Sunday night in the Aiken and Augusta areas but Lexington County Sheriff James Metts would not elaborate on the sightings Ms Teets a Lexington High School se nior escaped after her abductor fell asleep and fled to a neighboring home where she called her family authorities said Starrett is an engineer employed by Bechtel National Inc of San Francisco Bechtel is a contractor at the Savannah River Plant Company spokesman Rick Laubscher said Starrett began working for Bechtel in October and was assigned to SRP for work on the federal govern ments Defense Waste Processing Facility Metts described Starrett as armed and dangerous He said a preliminary investigation in dicated Starrett was having trouble at work and at home and developed a seri ous drinking problem Starrett does not have a prior criminal record according to that investigation He apparently has used abases in renting different locations but Metts would not elaborate Metts said authorities want to question Starrett in connection with at least four other South Carolina disappearances ab ductions or sexual assaults that like Ms Teets abduction took place after a man answered a want ad Lexington County deputies were keep ing Ms Teets in protective custody in an undisclosed location Agencies involved in the case are the State Law Enforcement Division the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the FBI the Georgia Highway Patrol Lex ington County Sheriffs Department and the Columbia County Sheriffs Department Todays Bush Visit Is ThankYou To SC AP Laserphoto COMING TO SC President Bush was to speak to the South Carolina General Assembly this morning ByTRIPDuBARD Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA President George Bushs planned visit to South Carolina should be seen as a thankyou for the states support during the 1988 presiden tial campaign Bushs former national campaign manager says Its not a coincidence the first series of trips hes making are to New Hamp shire and South Carolina Lee Atwater now head of Ijhe naisona Republican Par ty said These were the states that were very very good to him In what he said would be a series of stops to promote his new budget Bush spoke Monday in New Hampshire where a primary victory last year revived the Bush campaign Air Force One with Bush and Gov Carroll Campbell on board was expected to touch down at Columbia Metropolitan Airport about am today The pres idents twohour visit includes an 18min ute address to a joint assembly at the Statehouse and luncheon at the Gover nors Mansion As Bush speaks environmental groups plan to rally outside in support of clean up efforts at the Savannah River Plant near Aiken which suffers widespread groundwater pollution Bushs speech to the joint assembly the first by a president since Richard Nixon in 1973 and possibly only the sec ond in history is expected to seek support for his trillion federal budget But it also will be a boosterism of sorts for his and Campbells political programs Campbell Bushs Southern campaign chairman and convention floor manager has pegged his administrations success to gains in per capita income and educa tion This year he placed new emphasis on environmental and education issues as the Bush budget does In addition Campbell is pushing for reductions in the capital gains tax as is Bush Both of them will have legislative agendas theyll be aggressively pursu ing during the visit Campbell spokes man Tucker Eskew said Though Democrats control the Legisla ture South Carolina supported Bush in last years March 5 Republican primary and subsequently the national election Bushs schedule called for him to head from the Statehouse to the Governors Mansion to dine on grilled stuffed chicken with about 20 top state Republicans Planning Group Accepts Plans For Woodward Tract By JAMES PATRICK Staff Writer The Aiken City Planning Commission on Tuesday passed Commissioner Henry Craigs motion to recommend approval of site plans for the proposed road through the Woodward Tract with three other requests from the developers gain ing subsequent approval Commissioners Jane Davis Joe Busby and Tim Dangerfield voted in favor of the road request with Commissioner Rich ard D Sears abstaining There were no votes against Approval was recommended on the Citizens SkepticalPage 12A conditions that only one curb cut for the tract be allowed on Whiskey Road that provisions for no left turn onto Two Notch Road be made and that a letter of agree ment be signed between the developers and the City Site plans for 152 Phase One apartment units and requests to rezone and subdi vide nearly an acre of land at the corner of the proposed road and Two Notch Road were also recommended to the City Coun cil for approval with Commissioner Da vis voting against the rezoning and subdi vision and Commissioner Sears abstaining on the apartment site plan request The land which Aiken Associates the partnership between Blanchard and Cal houn Commercial Corp and the Keenan Co is asking be rezoned and subdivided may be sold to a doctor for an office according to the developers A contingen cy for the subdivision is that there be no Two Notch Road access The Woodward Tract items dominated the Planning Commission meeting Well over 100 people were in attendance with all available seats filled and people lining the back and side walls Presentations by the developers and by citizens against the development were presented first with a question and an swer period after each item After com ment was heard on all four requests the Commission voted By that time an hour and 55 minutes had passed Charles E Simons III speaking for the developers opened discussion He point ed out that the no left turn agreement had been arranged and that Aiken Associates only planned to build 1011 apartments per acre where 14 per acre were allowed Please See PLANNING Page 12A New Inspection Procedures Announced For Reactors By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Savannah River Plant officials an nounced a battery of new inspection pa perwork and briefing procedures de signed to prevent a recurrence of operator errors that caused dam age last month to the plants KReactor The damage occurred when operators did a routine water pressure test with valves set improperly officials said after that Jan 22 incident New procedures developed by the Du Pont Co SRP contractor will include checking all such valves before and after future testing Some of them are in direct response to that incident and some of them are changes that were made prior to that that such as operator training said Re becca M McSwain a Du Pont spokeswoman Westinghouse Buys Company Page 11A Tritium Has PricetagPage 11A US Rep Butler Derrick DSC toured the plant Monday and received a briefing on the changes from Charles H Ahlfeld Du Pont reactors program manager Du Pont summarized those changes in a news release issued this morning K and the plants two other operable production reactors have all been shut down since last summer for improve ments to equipment and management or dered by the Department of Energy The DOE has not announced a schedule for restarting the 1950sera facilities which provide the only source of tritium and plutonium for US nuclear weapons Please See NEW Page 4A US Needs Revenue Programs To Cut Deficit Holings Says By GEORGE BURGESS Staff Writer NORTH AUGUSTA Sen Ernest F Fritz Boilings DSC blamed Con gressional bipartisanship for some of Americas deficit woes Using a mixture of homespun wit and cutting oratory Sen Boilings gave the North Augusta Rotary Club a Washing tons eye view of how things were going Sen Boilings one of the architects of the GrammRudmanHollings budget reduction bill said it was not working to reduce the trillion deficit Were not headed in the right direc tion he said We need some revenue programs If we dont start paying the bill and bring the deficit down well be on skid row Be said the nation was spending billion in interest on the deficit for nothing Sen Rollings promoted his value add ed tax program A value added tax is a consumption tax added to a product during each stage of its production as well as at the time of its purchase by the consumer The value added tax is 15 percent In Europe and 25 percent in Korea ac cording to Sen Boilings Be said the 5 percent value added tax legislation he is proposing would ex clude housing health care and food Sen Boilings said the money would be placed in trust fund in the US Treasury Department Be disagreed with President George Bushs statement in an address to Please See US   

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