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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - March 7, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports JL4 Camacho Stops Boom Boom Page 7A A Quick Read Fish Perform Taste Tests DES MOINES Iowa AP For a fish getting to spend time in one of Keith Jones aquariums must be about as good as can be There in complete safety a fish gets firstclass accommodations for several weeks his only chore being to perform taste tests for a fellow who appreciates fish Its like taking them to Baskin Robbins said Jones We ask them to tell us which samples they dont like which ones they like and which ones they really like Theres no stress we keep them well fed and the water clean They dont live a bad life Theres a sinister motive though from a fishs point of view Jones is a fish biologist for Berkley Inc of Spir it Lake which makes fishing lures His job is to isolate the chemicals that fish identify as food and then make them into lures Im somewhat of a unique spe cies he said I dont know of a single other fishing lure company that has a fish biologist on staff Fertilized Egg Causes Dispute MARYVILLE Tenn AP A woman at odds with her husband over who should have control of their frozen embryos says the eggs repre sent life and the case should be looked at as a custody battle Her husband says the eggs repre sent his future and that he should be allowed to determine if he becomes a father or not The courts dont know what to say as there isnt much precedent con cerning invitro fertilization and divorce I consider them life Mary Sue Davis 28 said of the eggs that she and Junior Lewis Davis placed in fro zen storage a few years ago as part of the invitro fertilization program at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville Democrat Defection Gives GOP Hope Page Earthquake Damage At SRP Unlikely Weather Cold Tonight Tonights low should dip into the upper 20s Skies will be partly cloudy Mostly sunny skies are fore cast Wednesday with a high in the low 50s Please see details on Page 5A Deaths Rev BK Fallaw Columbia Anne H Foster Boston Clinton J Halsey North Augusta Pennie Hatcher Clearwater Essie Mae Hopkins Aiken Julius Price Edgefield Emmett L Tweed Jr Charlotte NC Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today BridgeSB Calendar7B Classifieds3B Comics6A Crossword6B Cryptoquoie4B Dear Abby6A Local Front 1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports7A Television6A Weather5A COUNTY PUB Tuesday March 7 1S89 Storm Wreaks Havoc On East Coast Tonight Low In Upper 20s Wednesday High In Low 50s From Staff And Wire Reports Rain sleet and snow pelted the East threatening to push streams over their banks in already drenched North Caroli na today after heavy snow forced the clo sure of the Missouri Legislature and stopped the mail in Oklahoma Cold weather is forecast tonight in Ai ken County with a low in the upper 20 Skies will be partly cloudy Mostly sunny skies are forecast Wednesday with a high in the low 50s Warmer weather is forecast for the weekend Highs should reach into the mid 70s by Saturday The weather was blamed for at least 24 deaths with nine in Missouri including three people who collapsed after shovel ing snow The storm caused millions of dollars in damage to poultry operations in a four state region as poultry houses collapsed under the weight of the snow The bad weather also forced President Bush to cancel a trip today to Lancaster Pa and Wilmington Del Up to 10 inches of snow kept some schools in southern Illinois closed today Some schools were also closed today in Maryland and Delaware because of icy roads A storm system over North Carolina brought rain and snow to the Atlantic sea board early today Snow extended from the midAtlantic Coast to southern New England and the Ohio Valley The ground is very wet and saturat ed said Dennis Decker a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ra leigh NC It wont take much in the way of additional rain to produce a quick See SNOW Page 12A SRP Fuel Shipment Criticized From Staff And Wire Reports WASHINGTON An environmental group charges that spent nuclear fuel from Japanese research reactors is prob ably en route to the Savannah River Plant in violation of a US moratorium on such shipments But the Department of Energy said Monday the waste fuel shipment to the nuclear weapons facility was authorized while the agency still had a policy of ac cepting the shipments The group Greenpeace said the secret radioactive shipment violates a six month moratorium on reactor fuel ship ments to the United States imposed by DOE on Jan 1 to assess environmental risks If it was too dangerous on Jan 1 it is too dangerous on March 1 Greenpeace spokesman Damon Moglen said in a statement from the organization At a time when the roof is falling in on the DOE weapons facilities it should not bring more waste into the United States through the back door Spent fuel shipments are inherently dangerous shipments said Michael Lowe of Columbia Greenpeaces south east nuclear coordinator Lowe said this morning that the fuel is probably bound for SRP although it could go instead to the DOEs Idaho Na tional Engineering Laboratory Lowe said the state of South Carolina requires highlevel nuclear waste ship pers to give it a threeday notice of a shipments contents and route but that the state isnt required to notify anybody See SRP Page 5A AP Laserphoto STRANDED Lisa Zehl sits with her baggage in front of an abandoned Eastern Airlines ticket counter at Miami International Airport Monday evening Eastern Nears Collapse By The Associated Press Strikeparalyzed Eastern Airlines vir tually shut down its entire operations and laid off more than 5000 workers as the nations pilots geared up for a job action that threatened to clog air traffic from coast to coast Eastern said Monday the cuts were necessary because its pilots have hon ored a strike by the airlines 8500mem ber Machinists union which represents mechanics and ramp service workers You cant fly without pilots said airline spokesman Robin Matell The strike which began Saturday and culminated a 17month labor dispute has grounded most of the airlines flights stranded thousands of passen gers and pushed the nations seventh largest airline to the brink of collapse We cannot run an airline with unpre dictability Matell told reporters in Mi ami We cannot continue to inconve nience passengers We cannot afford the steady financial drain Matell said Eastern would continue only its most profitable routes its shuttle between Washington New York and Boston and three round trips week ly between Miami Buenos Aires Argen tina and Santiago Chile The display of pilot power that crip pled Eastern was expected to expand to day with pilots at other major airlines flying by the book Henry Duffy president of the Air Line Pilots Association has asked its 40000 See EASTERN Page 12A Soviets Take Offensive With Arms Control Plan By The Associated Press VIENNA Austria Secretary of State James A Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A Shevardnadze agreed today that Baker would visit Mos cow in May and discuss there the possi bility of a superpower summit meeting Baker also told She vardnadze that the Bush administration would complete its re view of its strategic nuclear arms policy next month and after ward a date might be set for the resumption of negotiations to slash missile arsenals I am pleased with this meeting SheBAKER vardnadze told reporters outside the resi dence of US Ambassador to Austria Henry Grunwald I believe that there will be good cooperation between us Maybe this is the most important conclusion But Baker speaking after Shevard nadze also stressed some sharp differ ences between the two sides He objected specifically to the Soviets proposal to try to curb NATO and War saw Pact battlefield nuclear missiles in new arms control negotiations that opened here last Thursday and on a Sovi et drive to hold a Mideast peace conference The situation cries out for some hard work on the ground Baker said in ex plaining why he did not think the tune was right to try to get Israel and the Ar abs together at the table We should be very careful that we dont preempt what could be more prom ising opportunities down the line he said On the combat aircraft issue Baker noted the mandate for the arms talks spe cifically exclude battlefield nuclear weapons and naval forces which She vardnadze said Monday would have to be the subject of negotiations in the future Baker also said he took issue with what he called recent Soviet posturing on Iran He declined however to specify what his objections were to Soviet policy toward Iran where Shevardnadze re cently paid a visit The two men met for 57 minutes alone with their interpreters Their delegations then joined them for a further hour in what Baker termed a very positive Sec SOVIETS Page 12A Iran Severs Its Relations With Britain Over Verses By The Associated Press NICOSIA Cyprus Iran today sev ered diplomatic relations with Britain and accused it of antiIslamic treach ery for refusing to denounce Salman Rushdies novel The Satanic Verses and lift its diplomatic embargo Irans parliament had given Britain oae week to clarify its stance on the book which many Moslems consider blasphemous Britain withdrew all its diplomats from Iran after AyatoOah Ruhollah Kho meini in a religious edict on Feb 14 called on Moslems to seek out and kill Rushdie for insulting Islam Iranian clerics subsequently offered a bounty of million for slaying of the author a British citizen born to a Mos lem family in India Rushdie 41 went into hiding with his wife and is reported ly under police guard The death threat from Irans funda mentalist patriarch also prompted the 11 other European Economic Community nations Norway Sweden and Canada to recall their ambassadors from Iran The decision to sever ties by Irans Foreign Ministry was announced at 1130 am exactly the same time the Majlis parliament last Tuesday decided to give Britain seven days to decide the official Mamie Repub lic News Agency said The agency quoted a Foreign Ministry statement as saying The world op pressors and the West which find genu ine Islam against their objectives and plots have risen against Islam and in this antiIslamic campaign the role of the British government is salient In the past two centuries Britain has been in the frontline of plots and treach ery against Islam and Moslems said the statement according to IRNA which was monitored in Nicosia Over the years colonial which has received severe blows from the creation of the Islamic movements has changed its tactics and ways of op posing Islam To this end it has adopted more sophisticated cultural and political methods rather than the previous mili tary and direct intervention IRNA quoted the statement as saying Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Britain said Saturday that her country still insists that Iran most revoke the death sentence against Rushdie   

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