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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - March 13, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Clemson USC Get NCAA Bids Page 7A A Quick Read Willard Scott Zings Gumbel On The Air NEW YORK AP In his first on air meeting with Bryant Gumbel since the release of Gumbels memo criticizing his Today show col leagues weatherman Willard Scott today kissed Gumbel on the cheek then got off a zinger Scott plugging Purina pet foods told Gumbel that Purina makes all kinds of food for animals They make goat food they make horse food They make it for the complete horse so you wouldnt be interest ed Scott added Gumbel looked slightly chagrined and Scott added laughing I had to do something Scott was the recipient of the stron gest criticism from Gumbel in the memo to the NBC shows executive producer Gumbel complained about Scotts bad taste and the amount of time he spends sending birthday greetings to elderly viewers The memo was written in the fall and was leaked two weeks ago ap parently after being taken from Gumbels computer file Scott was on vacation last week though he and Gumbel talked by tele phone with Scott making Gumbel take an onair pledge against com puter memowriting Gumbel was on vacation the week the memo was leaked Weather Cloudy Tonight Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a 20 percent chance of showers The low will be in the low 50s Partly sunny skies and warmer weather are forecast with a high in the low 80s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Frances C Arnold Jackson Donna B Bazemore Winnsboro Willie Gunter Salley Faye McGhee Cleveland Ga Hasting L Poole Leesvilie Adell A Rhodes Beech Island William C Widener Langley 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 5B 3A 3B 28 6B 4B 2B 3A 1B 6A 4A 7A 2B 6A Wedded Bliss Odds Stand At I In 3 lost Mail Is Located And Processed Special Edition Coming The Aiken Standard will publish its 19th annual Triple Crown edition in Fridays newspaper The special section will include in formation on the three jewels of the Triple Crown the Aiken Trials Ai ken Hunt Meet and Aiken Sulky Races as well as other aspects of Aikens horse industry AIKEN TRIALS Riders head out to the track for the first Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth Saturday with the Trials followed by the Aiken Hunt race at last years Aiken Trials The Triple Crown begins Meet and the Aiken Sulky Races Trials Marks Start Of Triple Crown By NINA J NID1FFER Staff Writer Aikens annual Triple Crown is about to begin marking the culmination of the winter training season The first of the races the Aiken Trials will be held this Saturday March 18 at the Aiken Training Track These raeesare noted for providing the first glimpse of horses that have gone on to be Eclipse Award winners and national champions Part of this series of flat races will be the first test for young Thoroughbreds Two of the five events will be for older horses many of which have competed before The gates will open to the public at 10 am Post time will be at 2 pm Tickets for the event may be bought in advance for at the Aiken Chamber of Commerce Tickets at the gate are for adults and for children ages 6 to 11 Aiken Trials Gates Open 10 am Post Time 2 pm Sponsored By Aiken Jaycees Tickets advance at the gate for children 611 Available at Aiken Chamber of Commerce Lionel Smith Ud Aiken Orug Woodruff Drug Parking Some reserved spaces still available at for the first and second rows General admission parking is Reserved spaces on the front and sec ond rows are also still available at each The event is sponsored by the Aiken Jaycees for the benefit of Camp Hope The Aiken Hunt Meet will be held March 25 at Clark Field Six races will be run on the flat and over jumps for total purses of The gates will open at 10 am and post time will be at pm Tickets are at the gate Children un der 12 may attend free Reserved parking is available through the Steeplechase As sociation at 6489641 General admission parking is Vans and oversized vehi cles must park in a special area but the cost is stiilb1 T The by SERTOMA Club of Aiken hfbenefit Helping Hands April 1 will be the day the Standard breds will trot and pace in their trial races at the Aiken Mile Track in the Ai ken Sulky Races The historic facility has long been the winter conditioning and schooling grounds for the fast driving horses that will disperse to major tracks in the spring The gates will open at 10 am Post time will be at 1 pm See TRIALS Page 10A Shuttle Outlasts Weather Fog Winds Delay Discovery Launch By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Discov ery and its five crewmen waited out bad weather and thundered into orbit today to deploy a million satellite that com pletes a network giving astronauts al most unbroken radio contact with Earth The 113ton winged spaceship also car rying four crippled white rats and 32 chicken eggs among its scientific experi ments vaulted off its seaside launch pad into a cloudless sky at am EST Liftoff was delayed one hour and 50 min utes to allow fog to burn off and high altitude winds to subside NASA reported 8 minutes after liftoff that Discovery had achieved a successful orbit 180 miles above the Earth All systems are clean as a whistle Mission Control commentator Brian Welch reported from Houston The flight postponed for nearly a month by mechanical faults is the third since the Challenger disaster more than three years ago and starts NASA on an ambitious schedule calling for seven shuttle launches in 1989 A 700foot geyser of flame trailed the billion craft as it rolled onto its de sired course and sped toward orbit More than 45000 people jammed view ing areas along nearby beaches Two minutes and six seconds after lif toff the flight passed a critical milestone j when the two solid fuel booster rockets burned out and jettisoned on schedule The failure of a booster rocket joint led to the loss of Challenger and its sevenper son crew See SHUTTLE Page 10A I Helicopter Crash Kills 12 In Arizona Desert By The Associated Press TUCSON Ariz An Air Force Re serve helicopter crashed and burned in a fireball during a night training mission killing 12 people and leaving the three others aboard missing and presumed dead authorities said today Sunday nights crashed involved one of two CH3E Jolly Green Giants that were flying from DavisMonthan Air Force Base to the Air Forces Gila Bend Gunnery Range according to a base spokesman Capt Mark Besich The crash occurred in an uninhabited area adjacent to the Saguaro National Monument about 20 miles northwest of Tucson Officials said the downed aircraft was carrying a crew of four and 11 passengers Twelve people were pronounced dead at the scene and three others were unac counted for and believed dead said Pima County Sheriffs Sgt Tom Taylor The search for bodies was to resume at dawn today said Capt Chuck Roque an Air Force spokesman at the crash site The victims names were not released One witness Mike Skrekas said he saw the crash from his house a few miles away I looked up and I seen a yellow ball like flames coming out of the back he said Five seconds later I saw it hit the ground and then there was a red fireball See HELICOPTER Page IDA DOE Official Wants Tighter SRP Airspace Restrictions By The Associated Press A Department of Energy security offi cial says a plan to ask pilots to fly at least 2000 feet above the Savannah River Plant is an improvement but hed like to see tighter restrictions DOEs position is there is the poten tial for an air threat against these facili ties Toby Johnson a US Department of Energy security and safeguards offi cial in Germantown Md told The Char lotte NC Observer Paul Gallant an official with the Fed eral Aviation Administration said na tional security isnt endangered by allow ing planes to fly over the 300squaremile facility near Aiken The terrorist is going to fly in any way he said These lines on the charts denoting military installations arent chainlink fences The real benefit to se curity was not there Gallant said private and commercial pilots such as air taxi and air ambulance services have protested restrictions in the past Air ambulance operators com plained the bans could add flight time that could mean the difference between life and death for a patient he said Johnson however said recent events have magnified Savannah Rivers strate gic importance underscoring the need for a ban of flights over the site See DOE Page 10A Staff Photo By Phil Jones WINNER Dana Michelle Smith of Gloverville was named Midland Valley Junior Miss Saturday night Please see story on Page 1 B   

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