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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - March 5, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                BKHf KJOTfTT PUBCJC Sports Clemson Wins in Overtime Page 1B A Quick Read Fat Cats Happier With Housemates CHARLESTON AP Life ap parently has returned to normal for two morose felines who became the main beneficiaries last year of an es tate valued at about The fat cats Grandma Jane and Nosie Rosie had become so lonely in the threebedroom house they inher ited in Summerville that they would often cry Joe C Inman said Inman is the administrator of Dick Starkeys will Starkey who died in 1987 left his estate to Grandma Jane a 21yearold tabby and Nosie Rosie an 11yearold black cat and made it clear in his will that the house was to be preserved for the two cats Inman said Starkey wanted to provide for the safe and enjoyable life of the cats Inman said Inman said it was difficult at first to know what to do with the cats he said Starkey and his wife Imogene who died in 1986 had geared their lives around their pets The Inmans daughter cared for the cats for a while but then moved away so the Inmans began to make daily trips next door to feed the cats Jane and Rosie began to get lone some and started taking their meals at the Inmans house The cats were pathetic They knew they were alone Inman said They would come over and cry and cry and cry They were never known to leave their backyards before To see them standing by the door and crying it touches you Inman solved the crisis by hiring a nurse to care for the two cats He advertised for someone who liked cats and would housesit He said it was difficult making sure that respondents were interested in the cats and not in the threebedroom home Inman added an incentive to the arrangement rent for the home is with both cats alive but if one should die Last July Jeanne Broadwell a nurse at Trident Regional Medical Center moved into the house Its a real good arrangement If Dick could see this he would be pleased Inman said Ms Broadwell said she loves the arrangement and has always loved cats Weather Mostly Cloudy Tonight will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms and low in the 50s Please see details on Page 11A Deaths Tower Backers Blaming White House Overturned House Race To Be Decided Jeff Anderson Jr Graniteville Fred Perry Sr Jackson InezT Richardson North Augusta Lola C Rowland Warrenville HughC Sharpe Saluda Betty Widener Wagener Please see details on Page 11 A Inside Today Bridge12D Calendar7C Classifieds3D Crossword12D Cryptoquote130 DearAbby4C Local Front8A Obituaries11A OpinionsID Sports1B Stocks2C Television3B Weather11A Weddings6C Aiken South Carouna Train Crash Kills Five By The Associated Press LONDON A passenger train struck the back of another train outside London on Saturday sending rail cars careening into the yards of nearby homes and kill ing at least five people police said At least 80 people were hurt Earlier death tolls in the capitals sec ond major rail accident in less than three months ran as high as 12 but could not be confirmed Scotland Yard put the confirmed death toll at five dead and 80 injured Earlier it had said six died It did not explain the change St Helier Hospital reported two deaths there and Mayday Hospitals emergency chief Kambiz Hashemi said three peo ple were dead at that hospital Reports of deaths reached 12 earlier in the day when Hashemi reported four dead at Mayday and six more dead atthe scene of the crash a claim that could not later be confirmed There also was apparent confusion over the number of times the two deaths at St Helier had been counted Hashemi said his hospital admitted 52 casualties 20 of them in serious or criti cal condition Twentyfour were dis charged and three transferred to hospi tals specializing in head and spinal injuries Firefighters had to cut dozens of pas sengers from the wreckage of the trains and authorities said some were trapped for hours after the pmcollision near the Purley station in Surrey Both trains originated in southeast En gland cities and were traveling north to London A British Rail spokesman said it ap peared a train that originated in Hor sham West Sussex was crossing from the local line to a main track when it ran into the back of a train that originated in littlehampton littlehampton is about 50 miles south o London and Horsham is about 30 miles south of the city The spokesman speaking on condition of anonymity said it was not known why both trains were on the northbound track at the same time The trains collided a few hundred yards outside the station on Londons southern outskirts sending several cars hurtling down an embankment into the yards of homes witnesses sai It was not known if anyone was hurt in the houses Several rail cars came to a precarious rest on the steep slope and residents were advised to leave their homes until the wreckage could be cleared Witnesses heard a deafening bang fol lowed by silence then shouts and screams as passersby and residents rushed to the rescue Firefighters ar rived and cut victims from the wreckage British Rail estimated fewer than 100 people were in the trains the normal See TRAIN Page 12A Victoria Station Passenger Trains Collid Horsham Litttehampton WORK FORCE Aiken Countys work force is made up of a variety of people from all walks of life Shown here are front from left Cindy Ponton Aiken Public Safety On A Roll SRP Changeover NPR Project Indicates More Growth For Aiken Countys Economy Staff Photo By Phil Jones Lt Tommy Paradise Jane Burton back from left Jerry Jackson Pete Sampson and Aiken Public Safety Officer James Anderson By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A number of significant economic indi cators assembled by several state agen cies prove what a lot of people know Aiken Countys economy has been on a roll for years The facts and figures were compiled by the South Carolina state treasurers of fice the statistics branch of the State Budget and Control Board and the State Tax Commission They are postings of total personal in come from all county payrolls gross sales receipts rung up by businesses ranging from a country store to tne big gest supermarket and the amount of stateshared taxes returned to the counties Because of a lag in reporting time fig ures reflecting sales earnings and taxes are generally a year or two behind but in every case over the past 10 years they show a county rapidly improving its posi tion in state wealth And projections for the future accumu lated from various reporting sources in dicate even bigger growth due to man agement changeover at the Savannah River Plant and the possibility of con SRP Impact Report OVERVIEW EDUCATION BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT GOVERNMENT struction start on a New Production Reactor Currently Aiken County ranks 7th 9th 10th and 14th in major reporting catego ries of per capita income total payrolls sales receipts and the share of state taxes See ON A ROLL Page 14A Strikers Paralyze Eastern Mass Transit Chaos Looms For Workers By The Associated Press MIAMI Striking Eastern Airlines workers paralyzed the financially strapped carrier Saturday overwhelm ing management efforts to run a skeleton schedule and vowing to incite masstran sit chaos when the workweek starts The threat of rushhour nightmares was especially acute in the congested New York metropolitan area where strikers planned picketing at commuter railroads and received assurances that no rail workers would cross their lines This thing will really take off on Mon day when we take out the railroads Machinists Local 1894 President Michael OConnell at Kennedy International Air port said And were prepared to do that In Philadelphia a federal judge en joined railroad workers in that citys mass transit system from honoring East ern picket lines and authorities in New Jersey and elsewhere were considering seeking similar orders from the courts Frank Ortis a Machinist union local vice president told The Associated Press his union was considering a picket on Monday of Easterns suppliers and con tractors including the Miami offices of British engine maker RollsRoyce In Washington John Peterpaul gener al vice president of the Machinists said picketing was organized at Eastern points nationwide and union officials were mapping prospective sites for sec ondary picketing He declined to name any companies but said the potential targets will include anything The mass walkout that began at am Saturday by 8500 mechanics bag handlers and ground crews escalated a See STRIKERS Page 12A Panel Report Pinpoints Cause Of Reactor Incident By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Wideranging organizational and com munications deficiencies caused a Jan 22 incident that resulted in at least damage to the Savannah River Plants idled KReactor a special review panel has concluded Department of Energy experts from across the country and the plants pre sent and future contractors were repre sented on an eightmember panel ap pointed in late January to conduct a management review of the incident The panels 130page report released Friday afternoon at a press conference faulted Savannah Rivers nuclear reactor operations on points ranging from pro fessionalism to equipment maintenance to enforcement of procedures The root cause of this event is a lack of management effectiveness said Leonard C Sjostrom deputy assistant manager for health safety and environ ment with the DOEs Savannah River Operations The report suggests that lessons werent adequately learned from techni cal problems last August with the plants PReactor The Du Pont Co SRP operating con tractor said in a statement that company officials agree with many of the reports See PANEL Page 12A Bush Seeks Own Imprint On US Nuclear Doctrine By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Six years after Ron ald Reagan urged development of space faased defenses that could make atomic weapons obsolete President Bush is seeking to pat his own imprint on the US nuclear doctrine The new president who has given his National Security Council 90 days to come up with a plan is expected to shift emphasis from Star Wars to the deploy ment of a new generation of mobile missiles That is more than a cosmetic change returning US doctrine to deterrence in stead of Reagans radical vision of a world free of nuclear weapons Senior administration officials have said in interviews with The Associated Press that Bush does not want to shift direction so radically as to derail Strate gic Arms Reductions Talks with the So viet Union The talks are too far along for that said one top official who spoke on condi tion that he not be identified Caution consistency and coherence are emerging as the credo of the new administration and the Bushs first de fense budget will be closely scrutinized See BUSH Page 12A   

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