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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - March 27, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev Soviets Give Yeltsin Victory Page 2A A Quick Read Condor Egg Found At Zoo On Easter LOS ANGELES AP A tiny pale aqua egg was found in the nest box of a pair of nearly extinct Cali fornia condors at the Los Angeles Zoo The egg measuring 5 inches long 3 inches in circumference and weigh ing about 10 ounces was spotted ear ly Easter Sunday morning Zoo workers took the egg to an in cubator while the parents Cuyama and Cachuma a pair of 6yearolds were away from the nest What an Easter egg said zoo spokeswoman Deborah Pollack If fertile God willing it will hatch in 54 to 58 days Patient Gets Kidney After Frantic Search LOS ANGELES AP A man un derwent a successful kidney trans plant after he was plucked by heli copter from a remote campsite and taken to a hospital for the organ that matched his rare blood type officials said Charles Ridgeway 47 was listed in critical but stable condition late Sun day according to officials at West ern Medical Center in Santa Ana Everything went just great His kidney is already showing early signs of function Dr Garo Tertza kian said after he performed the two hour surgery earlier in the day Ridgeway was camping with his wife and daughter in Imperial Coun ty near the Mexican border Weather Partly Cloudy Tonight Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night Tomorrow will by partly sun ny and warm with a high in the mid 80s Please see details on Page 8A Deaths Mary C Dobey Edgefield Irene S Gingrey Trenton Thomas C Gray Montmorenci Mrs Eddie S Josey Davisboro Ga Norma M Lange Beech Island Joseph Lewis Aiken Bill Littles Aiken James C Mathis Edgefield Grace Omohundro Aiken Sally M Parkman Johnston I Glenn Shealy Lexington Willie Smith Jr Augusta Louise C Yap Aiken Please see details on Page 8A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Lewis Grizzard Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 7B 5A 5B 4B 8B 6B 4B 5A 1B 8A 4A 9A 4B 8A NRA Loads Up As Gun Issue Gets Hot Board To Vote On Sex Ed Material Inmates Revolt Take Captives Six Reported Dead In Guatemala City By The Associated Press GUATEMALA CITY About 250 in mates held guards and Easter visitors hostage early today at a prison farm af ter wresting rifles from officers officials said Six people were reported killed and about 20 wounded Three of the dead in Sundays uprising at the Pavon prison farm the countrys largest penal institution were inmates and three were guards according to a local judge who spoke on the condition of anonymity The judge said he did not know how many people were hurt but an eyewit ness interviewed on a local radio station said about 20 people were wounded in a gunbattle between guards and inmates It was not clear how many hostages the revolting inmates held one report said about 400 or how much of the 25 square mile facility they controlled Miguel Campos director general of prisons told reporters today that he was reviewing demands of about 250 armed inmates who had grabbed rifles from guards around noon Sunday at the prison about 12 miles from Guatemala City He declined further comment See INMATES Page 12A Chemicals Fire Used To Combat Oil Spill AP Laserphoto MAN OF THE HOUR Dukes Christian Laettner celebrates the Blue Devils victory against Georgetown in the finals of the East Regional Sunday Please see a complete roundup of Sundays NCAA action on Page 9A By The Associated Press VAIDEZ Alaska The tanker that caused the nations biggest oil spill was being piloted illegally when it ran aground and the government authorized use of chemicals and fire to combat the massive slick officials said Exxon Shipping Co President Frank larossi said officials planned to use a C 130 aircraft today to spray chemicals to disperse patches of oil in a 5square mile area of Prince William Sound The com pany also planned to burn fingers of the slick by igniting them with a laser The volume of oil released in the wa ter is for all intents and purposes be yond control by mechanical means alone larossi said Alaskas governor on Sunday declared the wildlif erieh sound a disaster and said he would seek federal funds to help with the spill which the Coast Guard esti mates has affected about 100 square miles Oil has washed up on two islands and sightings were reported of dozens of crudecoated birds See CHEMICALS Page 12A Lottery Bill Opponents Set To Battle By The Associated Press COLUMBIA public hearing has been slated before a Senate committee about the creation of a lottery in South Carolina with proponents and opponents preparing their arguments well in advance Sen Ryan Shealy a Lexington Republican and sponsor of the bill sent a study to news papers Friday show ing that lotteries dont cause crime rates to increase and as a pre emptive strike said he is not immoral And Concerned Citi zens Against Legal ized Gambling SHEALY planned to hold a news conference in the Statehouse today to condemn lotteries and their proponents as immoral Both sides will say much the same Tuesday when the Senate Finance Com mittee holds a public hearing on Shealys proposal to let voters decide whether a staterun lottery should be created The referendum would be necessary in addi tion to legislative approval because the state constitution forbids gambling Last year the bill died in a Senate judi ciary subcommittee after two public hearings Shealys latest offensive is his own study of crime rates in South Carolina and the 18 states that have lotteries The study based on FBI statistics shows that the overall crime rate has increased more in South Carolina than in those 18 states since they legalized lotteries It has been said that a lottery brings in crime and it did when run by private organizations he said adding that the statement is not true when lotteries are run by the state in an organized comput er age It is even argued that they bring in organized crime But not a shred of evi dence is shown that this is true in states that have had lotteries for years Shealy said in an open letter to the public Buddy Witherspoon chairman of the Lexington County Republican Party and coordinator of the antilottery group said Shealys figures dont prove anything The crime rate is up in South Carolina as it is and would go up even more if the state operates a lottery Witherspoon said A lottery he said would be immoral and would trap poor people into squan dering their money for a slim chance of winning Shealy estimated that a statewide lot tery would bring in about million a year After operating expenses not to ex ceed 15 percent of ticket sales his propos al would give million to counties for indigent care million to local govern ments on a population basis and mil lion to programs for the elderly and handicapped The rest would be used for educational equipment The Du Pont Co will end its lengthy tenure as operator of the Savannah River Plant this Friday Du Fonts contract and Old Ellen tons Long Store are featured today in the second part of a se ries on Du Fonts relationship with Aiken County Please see Pages 6A and 7A Up With People Cost To Perform New Show UP WITH PEOPLE The Up With People cast of more than 100 students will bring its musical message to Aiken Wednesday night lor an 8 pm pertormance at USC Aiken By DEMISE STUBBS Staff Writer International splendor filled with song and dance is coming to Aiken Wednesday night as Up With People performs its all new show Time For The Music The Up With People cast of 100 students from all regions of the world travels to a variety of na tions spreading peace and harmo ny through its music The group will bring its muscial message to Aiken at 8 pm Wednesday The performance will be held at the USC Aiken Student Gym The Aiken Standard is sponsor ing this visit by Up With People to provide local citizens quality en tertainment and diverse commu nity involvement Tickets for the public performance are for adults and for students The tickets are on sale at the Aiken Standard office at 124 Rutland Drive and at Aiken Drug on Lau rens Street The more than 500 students who travel with Up With People every year enjoy a crosssection of cul tural education diverse commu nity service onstage musical per formance experience and extensive world travel The group brings with it a wide range of cutural perspectives on the world individual countries and people These diverse stu dents fill each performance with enthusiasm and talent that leaves people in the audience snapping their fingers and tapping their feet Time For The Music is de scribed as a powerful contempo rary musical event performed in Up With Peoples wellknown style of energy and excitement See UP Page 12A   

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