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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 20, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                CQUNIX eUBJLIC UBRAM Inside Today Edwards Shot Saves Indiana Page 8A A Quick Read Lawsuit Filed On Yale Plans Six Aiken County residents filed suit on Friday in an effort to stop development plans at the Vale of Montmorenci and to declare the pre liminary plat approval for that prop erty void Christine Langton WB Sumner Ged Spencer John Cantwell Joe Or taldo and B Ralph Dion filed the suit in the court of common pleas against the Aiken County Planning Commis sion Gilbert E and Janet T McMil lan Paul arid Margaret Fitch and two corporations The suit alleges that preliminary plat approval conceptual approval and development approval granted by the Planning Commission were granted illegally and improperly in part due to their being granted in vio lation of the County Development Standards Ordinance and without considering the Countys comprehen sive plan the suit says The Planning Commission granted preliminary approval to plans on Jan 19 The suit also includes a mo tion to stay further action by the Planning Commission on those plans Fitch who plans to put in a housing development on part of the land had no comment Monday morning on the suit The Vale of Montmorenci is a tract of land in excess of 1000 acres at Montmorenci It includes a historic home and farm as well as wooded land Officer Saves Man Then Charges Him LACONIA NH AP A police officer dove into a freezing lake early Sunday to rescue a man whose truck had crashed through the ice and then charged him with drunken driving officials said Patrolman Jeffrey Stiegler was an swering an accident call shortly af ter midnight when he found David Poire 22 floundering in about 20 feet of water in Lake Winnipesaukee screaming for help said Lt John MacLennan Both men were pulled to shore by a second officer MacLennan said Weather More Rain Cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a 70 percent chance of rain and maybe a thundershower The low will be in the upper 40s Cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with an 80 per cent chance of rain or thundershow ers The high will be in the mid 70s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Elizabeth D Byrd Edgefield Katie R Jordan Warrenville Freddie Taylor Denmark Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Lewis Grizzard Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 6B 8B 48 3B 7B 5B 3B 10A 1B 6A 4A 7A 38 6A Page2A North Trial Set To Begin Tuesday Page IB ATV Safety Can Prevent Injuries Bush Visits Tokyo During Trade Lull By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bushs visit to Japan this week comes as the stormy relations brought on by trade fric tions between the worlds two largest economies have subsided The US trade defi cit with Japan the United States main ally in Asia remains more than billion a year has begun inch ing downward and the relationship between the US dollar and the Japanese yen appears to be at a stable level Things are rather harmonious at the mo ment said John Williamson an analyst at the Institute for International Economics The United States is pleased with the BUSH recent steps taken by Japan The Japa nese may not be as pleased with US progress on lowering the budget deficit but not so much that it will be an area of particular friction Williamson said The Japanese see the bulging US bud get deficit expected to be about billion as a major cause of the trade imbalance between the two nations part ly because it prompts a heavy inflow of foreign cash into US investments to help finance the shortfall while sapping US capital needed for private investment Japan has promised to import more goods from the rest of the world And the United States has promised to work to lower its budget deficit These joint goals were reaffirmed in the meeting earlier this month between President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita See BUSH Page 6A Starrett Led Double Life Engineer Stored Paraphernalia In Warehouse AT EASE Junior Miss Stephanie pageant Please Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth relaxes at hone the day aftet winning the Aiken see story on Page 1 B By The Associated Press LEXINGTON Richard Daniel Star rett lived quietly in Martinez Ga with a wife and 1yearold daughter in a three bedroom bungalow But less than a mile away a sheriff says the blueeyed engineer hid a dark and criminal siae He stocked a miniwarehouse with por nographic magazines detective maga zines and criminal textbooks He kept a 38caliber revolver and two aliases And when his wife and daughter flew to California to see her family authorities allege Starrett assumed the role of serial kidnapper and sexual assailant See SHERIFF Page 6A IRA Suspected In Blasts At British Army Barracks By The Associated Press LONDON A series of explosions rocked a British army barracks before dawn today after intruders were spotted the buildings evacuated and a sentry fired shots at two fleeing suspects au thorities said An army spokesman said no one was injured by the three or four blasts that shook the Ternhill barracks near Shrews bury 160 miles northwest of London Po lice said however that one soldier was slightly injured by flying glass The explosions occurred about a half hour after sentries saw two suspicious in truders and sounded an alarm the army spokesman said Witnesses said the wall of one block was blown out and the roof of the second was burned away in the fire that ensued There was no immediate indication of who planted the explosives but suspicion fell on the outlawed Irish Republican Army which has been attacking British soldiers for nearly 20 years The barracks that were hit house the 2nd Parachute Regiment whose colonel inchief is Prince Charles heir to the British throne The army spokesman said sentries spotted the intruders one armed with a handgun inside the camps perimeter fence shortly after 3 am and ordered the barracks evacuated as a precaution It would seem that the swift evacua tion saved many injuries the army spokesman said The Defense Ministry could not say how many soldiers usually sleep in the barracks or how many were there this morning The local fire brigade said 20 fire fighters remained on the scene six hours later although the fire was under con trol At dawn residents near the bar racks reported acrid smoke hanging overhead A number of veterans of the 1982 Falk lands war against Argentina live at the barracks but fewer men were asleep there than usual because many were on weekend leave No families live on the base A police helicopter was searching the area for the intruders who were believed to have hijacked a car on the main road outside the base and police roadblocks were checking motorists in the vicinity Groundbreaking Set For Science Center From Staff Reports The groundbreaking for the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will be tomorrow at pm at USC Aiken The center named for Dr Ruth Patrick a limnologist who spent her career studying the Savannah River and its environs will provide a hands on ap proach to sci ence for Aiken PATRICK County students and teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade The million building will house model classrooms and eventually a hands on science hall A total of has been col lected for the building including from the EI duPont de Nemours The funding for the building will all be from private sources Construction is slated to start within six months The architect and contractor have not been se lected yet Weve not done anything like this before said Dr Jeff M Priest director of the center pro ject We intend to provide class room space for the Me physical and computer sciences A science symposium will fol low the ceremony at in the Etherredge Center featuring Dr Patrick Dr Bryce Crawford Dr Mary L Good and Peter Yankwich Dr Crawford is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a regent professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota Dr Good is a senior vice presi dent for technology with Allied Signal Inc and chairman of the National Science Board Yank wich is executive officer for sci ence and engineering for the Na tional Science Foundation AP Laserphoto NARROW VICTORY David Duke shouts to his supporters as he arrives at his campaign headquarters Saturday night Former Klan Leader Denounces Threat Cheap People Will Do Anything To Save OAKLAND Calif AP A re tired welder who says he sepa rates twoply toilet paper to save money won top tightwad honors in a newspapers How Cheap Are You contest Its no trouble at all it just takes a little practice Luis Tor res said Sunday He said his sin gleply rolls are just as good as twoply and save about 23 cents each By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Former Klan leader David Duke who won election as a state representative even though President Bush and former President Reagan endorsed his rival denounces a threat to banish him from the GOP as unAmerican Duke says blacks and Jews have nothing to fear from him And hes urging the Ixuisiana Legisla ture and the Republican Party to accept that he has changed since his days as grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s I repudiate any racial or religious intolerance Any group racial or religious has nothing to fear from David Duke Duke told a news confer ence Sunday following his narrow victory over homebuilder John Treen on Saturday Still Duke did not mince words on where he stands on civil rights See FORMER Page 6A   

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