Aiken Standard, March 31, 1989

Aiken Standard

March 31, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - March 31, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Cheney Says More Bases May Close ^^^BfWilling Sentenced In Emotional Trial aifcrifSfanftarfi Friday, March 31, 1989    2SC    Aiken,    South    Carolina    Vol.    122    No.    78 Signs Change At Midnight Tonight Inside Du Pont will leave the Savannah River Plant at midnight tonight, but its effects on the Aiken area will be longlasting. Carl Langley takes a look at those effects today. That story and an SRP timeline in the Du Pont era are on pages 6A and 7A.A Quick Read Disney Sues Academy Over Snow White Act LOS ANGELES (AP) - Walt Disney Co. is singing a new tune over a portrayal of Snow White during the Academy Awards: Hi-ho, hi-ho, ifs off to court we go. Disney is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, contending the song-and-dance routine by a Snow White look-alike looked, well, dopey. Corporate spokesman Erwin Okun said the performance was unflattering to the beloved character and the academy lacked permission to use the fairy tale character.Weather Fair skies and cooler weather are forecast tonight with a low in the 40s. Mostly sunny skies are forecast Saturday with a high in the 60s. Please see details on Page 5A.Deaths James O. Hightower, Inverness, Fla. Gertrude Morgan, Barnwell Fred Muns, Keysville, Ga. Jack L. Reames, Clearwater James C. Watkins, Gloverville Julius E. Wood, Warrenville Please see details on Page 2B.Inside Today Bridge..............................................4D Calendar...........................................2B Classifieds........................................2D Comics.............................................4B Crossword........................................5D Cryptoquote......................................3D Dear Abby.........................................4B Local Front.......................................1B Obituaries.........................................2B Opinions...........................................ID Sports.............................................. 8A Television.........................................4B Weather............................................5A Spring Ahead It's daylight-saving time again. Remember to set your clock ahead one hour at 2:U0 a.m. this Sunday, April 2nd. _ Time To Spring Forward And Reset Your Clocks Early Sunday morning, time will “spring forward” one hour, so do not forget to set all clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday. The time change will shift an hour of light from morning to evening. That is fine for gardeners, children, athletes, and others who enjoy spending an extra hour outdoors. Readers, sewers and others who prefer natural light to lightbulbs will be pleased. But farmers might have a problem. Livestock do not follow clock time, and they will be up as always, ready to go before anyone else is up.Du Pont Ends Reign As SRP Contractor By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Westinghouse starts putting up its own signs at midnight tonight, as the Du Pont Sunny skies and cooler temperatures are expected for Saturday’s sulky races, the third jewel of the Aiken Triple Crown. Saturday’s high will be 68 degrees. The horses will race at the Aiken Mile Track, a historic facility that has long been the winter conditioning and schooling grounds for the fast driving horses that will disperse to major tracks in the spring. Sulkies were originally four-wheeled vehicles used to carry doctors and other folk who needed to travel often on their own. An old story says the sulky was invented by a “sulky doctor” who had to travel often and preferred to sit by himself. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A proposed merger between NCNB Corp. and The Citizens and Southern Corp. would create the sixth-largest banking organization in the country, with the largest share of deposits in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. The $2.4 billion merger proposal, which would be one of the largest banking VALDEZ, Alaska — The captain of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez is out of a job today because a federal investigation showed he was legally drunk af-ter his ship ran aground, causing the nation’s biggest oil spill. Capt. Joseph Hazelwood was fired Thurs- New Site Name, Logo..................Page    5A Co. ends a nearly 39-year reign as Savannah River Plant contractor, and its successor contemplates daunting future challenges for America’s nuclear arsenal. On Saturday, legal responsibility for the plant’s operation passes from Du Pont, a corporation that has generated staunch community loyalty since 1950 as Gates Open: 10 a.m. Post Time: 1 p.m. Sponsored By: USCA Pacer Club Tickets: $5 adults, $2 for children 6-11 Parking: Railside packages include a front-row parking space and four adult tickets, $50; second-row package, four adult tickets, $35; third-row package, four adult uckets, $25. Campers and motor homes, back row, $25. Now sulkies are very light two-wheeled vehicles that are little more than a U-shaped bar with a seat for the driver to sit on. The vehicles are pulled by Stan- mergers in U.S. history, stunned bankers and analysts Thursday night as it came only four months after NCNB took control of Texas’ largest bank. NCNB portrayed the proposal as friendly. It was delivered to C&S’s directors Thursday night after discussions between the two managements. NCNB on Thursday made an unsolicited offer to merge with C&S of Atlanta, which said it would think about it. More Stories.......................Pages    4D,    5D day for violating company rules that ban alcohol on its ships, said Exxon Shipping Co. Inc. President Frank Iarossi. “We are all extremely disappointed and outraged that an officer in such a critical position could have jeopardized his ship, his crew and the environment through such actions,” Iarossi said. The federal government, meanwhile, said it will not take over the spill cleanup, but will monitor the environmental damage. The tanker ran aground on a charted the designer, builder and operator of South Carolina’s largest factory. Westinghouse Savannah River Co., a subsidiary of commercial nuclear giant Westinghouse Electric Corp., takes control of a crucial U.S. nuclear weapons facility that has come under increasing public scrutiny in recent months. A crew working under floodlights tonight will change the sign at the plant’s Jackson entrance, and with it comes a plant name change. dardbreds, descendants of Thoroughbreds and Morgans that are bred for endurance. The horses are often owned, trained and raced by the same person, which does not often occur in either flat racing or steeplechasing. The sulky races follow the Aiken Trials and Aiken Hunt Meet each spring. Aiken residents as well as tourists who come to enjoy the Triple Crown may spend the day picnicking, socializing and sunning between races. Guests are asked not to bring bottles, balloons or other items that may frighten or injure the horses. The gates will open at IO a.m. Post time will be at I p.m. According to the NCNB news release, the offer called for each share of C&S common stock to be exchanged for 1.075 shares of NCNB common stock. Based on the NCNB stock closing price of $36.25 Thursday, each share of C&S stock would be worth about $39 per share. That is 46 percent more than the C&S stock closing price of $26.75 Thursday. C&S said in a statement late Thursday it only had received a news release on the reef March 24, dumping 10.1 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. Coast Guard Commandant Paul Yost, one of three senior officials who made a fact-finding trip to the spill site, said it was “almost unbelievable” that the ship strayed outside a 10-mile wide shipping lane to run aground. “This was not a treacherous area, not treacherous in the area where they ran aground,” Yost said in Washington on Thursday. “It’s IO miles wide. Your children could drive a tanker up through it.” Hazelwood was the skipper of the 987-foot tanker, but he was not on the bridge It will become the Savannah River Site, an effort by Westinghouse to symbolize unity of purpose among the plant’s operations, construction and laboratory sectors. The company comes to SRP pledged to pursue methodical resolutions of the safety controversies that have come to dog the plant and its nuclear production reactors.Board Votes Itself Pay Raise By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer The Aiken County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to give themselves a 185 percent pay raise beginning July I. The nine-member board voted 7-1, with one abstention, for the increase after an executive session at its meeting Tuesday night at Wagener-Salley High School. The vote jumps members’ pay from $35 a meeting to $100 a meeting. Columbia attorney Jay Bender said this morning that the action may be in violation of state law concerning public officials’ pay. “It’s my guess that they can’t raise their salaries while they are in office,” said Bender. He said the board could vote a pay increase, but it may have to apply to future boards, or those seated after elections. Under state law, county councils, city councils and the legislature are prohibited from granting salary increases to themselves but can vote pay hikes that take effect after an ensuing election. The school board attorney William Burkhalter could not be reached for comment. The topic of “payment to school board members” came up for discussion during the public session earlier that night, but the board decided not to discuss or vote on the issue. Following discussion in executive session, the board members decided to return to public session later that night to vote on the pay raise, board members said. The raise voted in Tuesday night amounts to a payment of $200 a month since the board meets twice a month. But depending on the number of subjects to be reviewed in the district, the board sometimes can meet every week during a month. James A. Moore voted against the pay increase, and Board Chairman Sheran B. offer, but would call a meeting of its board of directors to consider the proposal. “Any offer in NCNB stock raises a number of serious questions of value and regulatory approval that have to be carefully evaluated,” the C&S statement said. “After that evaluation, C&S will have a further statement.” when the ship hit Bligh Reef a half-mile outside normal shipping lanes. The ship had just left the Port of Valdez, loaded with crude oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline. On Thursday, crude oil covered about 600 square miles of the sound once considered one of Alaska’s most beautiful marine habitats. A blood test administered more than nine hours after the accident showed Hazelwood had a blood-alcohol level of 0.061, said William Woody, head of a National Transportation Safety Board team investigating the spill. Special Aiken Standard Masters Edition Coming Sunday (See SIGNS, Page 5A) Triple Crown To Close Under The Sun From Staff Reports Aiken Sulky Races (See TRIPLE, Page 5A)    (See BOARD, Page 5A) Merger Of NCNB And C&S Would Create Banking Giant From Staff And Wire Reports (SEE MERGER, Page 5A) Ship's Captain Fired After Probe Shows He Was Drunk By The Associated Press HAZELWOOD ;

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