Aiken Standard, February 20, 1989

Aiken Standard

February 20, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 20, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Inside Today Edwards' Shot Saves Indiana Page 8A A Quick Read Lawsuit Filed On Vale 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 preliminary plat approval for that property void. Christine Longton, W.B. 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 Commission, Gilbert E. and Janet T. McMillan, Paul and 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 violation of the County Development Standards Ordinance and without considering the County’s comprehensive plan, the suit says. The Planning Commission granted preliminary approval to plans on Jan. 19. The suit also includes a motion 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 1,000 acres at Montmorenci. It includes a historic home and farm, as well as wooded land. Officer Saves Man, Then Charges Him LACONIA, N.H. (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 answering an accident call shortly after 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 Goudy skies are forecast tonight with a 70 percent chance of rain and maybe a thundershower. The low will be in the upper 40s. Goudy skies are forecast Tuesday with an 80 percent chance of rain or thundershowers. 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..............................................6B Calendar...........................................8B Classifieds........................................4B Comics.............................................3B Crossword........................................7B Cryptoquote......................................5B Dear Abby.........................................3B Lewis Gizzard................................10A Local Front.......................................1B Obituaries.........................................6A Opinions...........................................4A Sports...............................................7A Television........................................ 3B Weather............................................6A Page 2A Monday, February 20, 1989 Junior Miss 25C Page 18 ATV Safety Can Prevent Injuries Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 44 Bush Visits Tokyo During Trade Lull By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Bush’s visit to Japan this week comes as the stormy relations brought on by trade frictions between the world’s two largest economies have subsided. The U.S. trade deficit with Japan, the United States’ main ally in Asia, remains more than $50 billion a year, has begun inching downward and the relationship between the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen appears to be at a stable level. “Things are rather harmonious at the moment,’’ 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 Japanese may not be as pleased with U.S. 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 U.S. budget deficit — expected to be about $160 billion — as a major cause of the trade imbalance between the two nations, partly because it prompts a heavy inflow of foreign cash into U.S. investments to help finance the shortfall while sapping U.S. 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, Page6A) Starrett Led Double Life Engineer Stored Paraphernalia In Warehouse By The Associated Press LEXINGTON - Richard Daniel Starrett lived quietly in Martinez, Ga., with a wife and 1-year-old daughter in a three-bedroom bungalow. But less than a mile away, a sheriff says, the blue-eyed engineer hid a dark and criminal side He stocked a mim-warehouse with por nographic magazines, detective magazines and criminal textbooks. He kept a .38-caliber 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, authorities said. An army spokesman said no one was injured by the three or four blasts that shook the Temhill barracks near Shrewsbury, 160 miles northwest of London. Police said, however, that one soldier was slightly injured by flying glass. The explosions occurred about a half hour after sentries saw two suspicious intruders 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-in-chief is Prince Charles, heir to the British throne. The army spokesman said sentries spotted the intruders, one armed with a handgun, inside the camp’s perimeter fence shortly after 3 a.m. and ordered the barracks evacuated as a precaution. “It would seem that the swift evacuation 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 firefighters remained on the scene six hours later, although the fire was under control. 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 ith Patrick Science Education inter will be tomorrow at 2:30 rn. at USC Aiken. The center, imed for Dr. ith Patrick, a mnologist, lo spent her reer studying e Savannah iver and its ivirons, will •ovide a lands on” ap-oach to sci-ce for Aiken PATRICK >unty students and teachers in ndergarten through 12th grade. The $1.5 million building will luse model classrooms and entually a “hands on” science V total of $500,000 has been coiled for the building, including >0,000 from the E.I. duPont de mours. 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 selected yet. “We’ve not done anything like this before,” said Dr. Jeff M. Priest, director of the center project. “We intend to provide classroom space for the life, physical and computer sciences.” A science symposium will follow the ceremony at 3:30 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 president for technology with Allied Signal Inc. and chairman of the National Science Board. Yankwich is executive officer for science and engineering for the National Science Foundation. "Cheap' People Will Do Anything To Save OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A retired welder who says he separates two-ply toilet paper to save money won top tightwad honors in a newspaper’s “How Cheap Are You?” contest. “Ifs no trouble at ah; it just takes a little practice,” Luis Torres said Sunday. He said his single-ply rolls are “just as good as two-ply” and save about 23 cents each. Former Klan Leader Denounces Threat 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 “un-American.” Duke says blacks and Jews have nothing to fear from him. And he’s urging the louisiana Legislature 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 conference 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) Start Photo By Ginny Southworth AT EASE: Stephanie Cr ’k / relaxes at hon o the day atte winang the Aiken Junior Miss pageant. Please see story on Page 1B ak Laserpnoio NARROW VICTORY: David Duke shouts to his supporters as he arrives at his campaign headquarters Saturday night. ;

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