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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 21, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports No 10 Illinois Posts Victory Page 8A A Quick Read Campbell To Speak In Langley Today LANGLEY Gov Carroll A Campbell Jr will speak at the Mel vin Wisham Community Center on SC 421 on Tuesday from 5 pm to 7 pm Gov Campbell is expected to an nounce his sup port for Ralph Gunter the Re publican candi date in the SC House District 84 election to be held March 7 accord ing to Don Roth well of the Aiken CAMPBELL County Republi can Party Gunter will be speaking about leg islation he plans to introduce if elected The public is invited to the speech and a free dinner given by support ers of Gunter Transfer Of Power Should Occurred WASHINGTpN AP Ronald Reagans presidential powers should have been transferred to thenVice President Bush following Reagans shooting in an assassination attempt Reagans former doctor says Discussing points he made to a University of Virginia study panel Dr Daniel Ruge said Monday that it never occurred to him at the time to press the issue with Reagans top aides Kenneth W Thompson head of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia said he hopes there will be no repetition of the disorganization that followed Reagans March 301981 shooting by John W Hinckley Jr The situation was typified by then Secretary of State Alexander M Haig Jrs declaration that as of now I am in control here in the White House Page2A Jackson Meets With James Brown Page IB Clearwater Plant Sale Expected Weather Showers Tonight An 80 percent chance of showers and thundershowers is forecast to night with a low in the mid 40s A 30 percent chance of rain is forecast Wednesday morning Skies will clear in the afternoon and windy colder weather is expected The high will be in the 50s and winds will be gusty Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Hugo Bolin Jr Wagener Alice D Brooks Augusta Mabel R Brown Graniteville David C Klinck Spartanburg Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 6B 8B 4B 3B 7B 58 3B IB 6A 4A 7A 38 6A February 1989 25C South Carolina USC To Name Woods Football Coach By RICK SCOPPE AP Sports Writer COLUMBIA The search is over Just over two weeks after Joe Morri sons sudden death South Carolina is poised to name Appalachian State coach Sparky Woods as its new head football coach sources said Woods who guided the IAA Mountain eers to Southern Conference titles in 1986 and 1987 was to be officially introduced at a news conference today at the university Two sources who asked that they not be identified within the Appalachian State athletic department told The Asso ciated Press that Woods had taken the South Carolina job with one saying Sparkys going to South Carolina A third source also said Woods had ac cepted the job Id say its him the source said I feel like personally he will be the new head coach at the news conference WOODS met with his players Monday night to tell them of his decision to leave the Boone NC school Earlier Monday Woods met with his assistant coaches and Athletic Director Jim Garner to tell them of his decision according to one source who asked that his name not be used South Carolina athletic director King Dixon said a news conference will be held today but no time had been set Asked if the news conference was being held to announce a new head coach Dixon said I would think that would be a pretty good assumption Thats the best as sumption I can make He declined to confirm that Woods would be the new head coach I really cant comment he said I wish I could But I cant comment on any names tonight Monday Woods could not be reached for com ment by phone by the AP Woods is 38192 in five seasons at Ap palachian State and was the leagues coa ch of the year for an unprecedented three straight seasons starting with the 1985 See USC Page IDA Iran Retaliates Calls Back Envoys AP Laserphoto RUSHDIE The authors controversial novel has caused an upheaval overseas Twelve European communities recalled their ambassadors from Iran after Ayatollah Khomeini called for his death By The Associated Press Iran recalled its ambassadors from Common Market countries today a day after the 12 European countries recalled their envoys from Tehran to protest Aya tollah Khomeinis death decree against novelist Salman Rushdie The move was in direct reponse to the Common Market foreign ministers deci sion in Brussels Belgium on Monday to recall their ambassadors from Tehran Irans official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Irans Foreign Ministry said in a com munique that Khomeinis weekold order for the death of Rushdie whom he claims blasphemes Islam with his book The Sa tanic Verses was a consensus judge ment of all Moslem leaders throughout the world IRNA said The Iranian Embassy in Denmark said the ambassador would be leaving while those in Portugal Spain France the Netherlands and Belgium said they could not immediately confirm their am bassadors travel plans The travel plans of the Iranian charge daffaires in London were also not imme diately released and Iranian embassies in other European capitals could not be reached for comment In issuing the order Irans Foreign Ministry said respect for Islam and its values will remain an inviolable principle in relations between Iran and other coun tries IRNA said Britain where the Indianborn Rushdie lives said Monday that it was pulling out its entire embassy staff out of Tehran The two countries had resumed diplomat ic relations in November after a 17month break The Common Market foreign minis ters who met in Brussels Belgium also said Monday that they would suspend highlevel diplomatic exchanges with Iran Foreign Minister HansDietrich Genscher of West Germany said the na tions might in addition limit the move ment of Iranian diplomats in Europe Earlier today IRNA reported that the See IRAN Page 10A Clock Tower To Mark Du Fonts 38 Years By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Plans for a clock tower to commemo rate Du Fonts 38 years of service at the Savannah River Plant will be announced tonight during the A Tribute to Du Pont dinner at USC Aiken The clock which will be presented in an artists conceptional drawing will be constructed as a part of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center said McDon ald Law chairman of the board of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Groundbreaking ceremonies for the sci ence center were scheduled for pm today Du Pont donated for the new building which will be constructed next to the maintenance shop and parallel to the Etherredge Center on the USCA campus An additional gift is expected to be an nounced by Apple Computers USCA offi cials said No details on the gift which was called substantial by USCA officials were re leased prior to the groundbreaking Funds to construct the clock will be raised through a campaign in the private and the public sector Law said The clock will be a seperate part of the build ing project He stressed however that the project was not a fundraiser but a way of ex pressing appreciation to DuPont One thing that we wanted to do was to keep this part of our history here with some that that we could show people Law said The concept of building the clock real ly came up at a work session said June H Murff president of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce See CLOCK Page IDA Du Pont Tribute Set For Tonight Organizers expect a capacity crowd of 600 for a tribute dinner for the Du Pont Co tonight Various government officials will speak at the 8 pm program at the Student Activities Center at USC Ai ken The dinner starts at 7 pm I think well have 600 June Murff president of the Greater Ai ken Chamber of Commerce said Monday Ms Murff still had 50 tick ets left at the time Du Pont builder of the Savannah River Plant and its operator for 38 years will withdraw April 1 as Wes tinghouse begins operating the weap ons materials plant Aiken County the cities of Aiken and North Augusta and their respec tive chambers of commerce are sponsoring the tribute Ms Murff said a German televi sion crew visiting SRP had plans to attend the dinner US Plans To Imports Experts Disagree On Greenhouse Effect By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Climatologists say it may take two decades to learn whether the greenhouse effect causes summer heat waves and until then any govern ment response to slow down global warming is just a gamble A House Energy and Commerce panel in testimony prepared for delivery today has learned that experts differ over whether the gamble is worth taking now At stake could be new and expensive environmental actions to reduce gases that trap heat like a garden greenhouse roof In 1988 the earth experienced a series of climaterelated events that some ex perts have long associated with the build up of greenhouse gases prolonged drought heat waves forest fires a super hurricane and flooding in Bangladesh I am a believer in insurance against potential catastrophic loss at both per sonal and national levels climatologist Stephen H Schneider said in his written statement to the energy and power subcommittee Schneider of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder Colo advocated taking some actions immedi ately even though another decade or possibly two will be required to be sure that the warming of the 1980s the warm est decade recorded on a global basis will continue into the 1990s and beyond I expect it will but I cant prove it of course he said Patrick J Michaels a University of Virginia professor of environmental sci ences said climate experts have a clouded vision of future global warm ing and told lawmakers that basing sweeping environmental policy on such uncertainties is especially risky even if the policy is otherwise rational Michaels has warned in past state ments against public hysteria and the politics of fear toward global warming The greenhouse effect occurs when gases in the earths atmosphere trap ra diant heat near the planets more gases the more heat The gases are more transparent to in coming solar energy than they are to out going infrared energy Mars a planet with a thin predominantly carbon diox ide atmosphere has a mean temperature that is below that of deep freezers Venus with a thick largely carbon dioxide at mosphere is hotter than an oven The earths atmosphere on the other hand has been just right to support life It has not become an iceball because of See EXPERTS Page 10A By The Associated Press GREENVILLE The Commerce De partment will take whatever action is necessary to prevent a surge of textile and apparel imports to the United States following a decline in imports last year a government official said Textile and clothing imports from Chi na Taiwan Korea and Hong Kong the largest regional sources of textile and clothing imports fell 12 percent in 1988 as their share of the US market dropped from 46 percent to 41 percent But the decline could open the way for more imports this year according to Donald Foote who directs the US Com merce Departments quota program for textiles and apparel Imports from the four countries are controlled by bilateral agreements with the United States that allow a fixed per centage of growth each year One coun try that could be the source of an import surge is China which is the largest source of textile and apparel imports with 125 percent of the import market The United States signed an agreement a year ago that allowed imports in China to increase 3 percent a year from the 1987 level of 174 million square yards The agreement would have allowed 179 mil lion square yards of imports last year Instead China shipped 161 million square yards This year the agreement allows China to export about 184 million square yards a 15 percent increase from 1988 but still within the 3 percent limit set by the agreement American Textile Manufacturers Insti tute President Daniel Frierson said such overhangs will allow textile imports to surge 30 percent this year In view of the staggering US and tex tile and apparel trade deficit the admin istration cannot permit this to happen said Frierson chairman of Dixie Yarns Inc of Chattanooga Tenn   

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