Aiken Standard, April 2, 1989

Aiken Standard

April 02, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Seton Hall Michigan Win Page 1B KA special section on the Mas ters is included in todays edition The section includes an interview with defending champion Sandy Lyle plus a look at CBS golf direc torproducer Frank Chirkinian A Quick Read City Destroys House By Mistake NORTH LITTLE ROCK Ark AP Cleveland Bailey went out of town for two weeks and when he re turned home it wasnt there Bailey arrived Thursday just mo ments after a city contractors bull dozer had leveled his house Only rich dark soil remains It appears the city made a mis take said Mayor Patrick Henry Hays who apologized and asked Bai ley to itemize his losses Counting the house furniture clothes and appli ances Bailey figures he lost The right house had been razed but the city notified the wrong person of the impending demolition Hays said City Inspector Elmo Smith con demned the home last year and the City Council authorized the razing if the owner failed to bring it up to building standards Bailey found the condemned sign and bought a permit to put his house in shape He had planned to spend on a new roof and other repairs NCNB Proposal Gets Cold Reception Special Olympics Held At USC Aiken Weather Sunnky Skies Mostly sunny skies will remain throughout today but will turn cloudy as evening approaches Todays high will be in the low 70s Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph Please see details on Page 5A Deaths Leonard H Buff Sr West Columbia William W Knight Belvedere Helen O Brien Charleston Ophelia Steadrnan Granitevilie Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge5F Business1E Calendar6E Classifieds3F Comics3B Crossword6F Cryptoquote4F Dear Abby6E Local Front13A Obituaries5A Opinions1F Sports1B Stocks2E Weather5A Weddings11E Did You Forget WASHINGTON AP Most Americans are back on daylightsav ing time The switch occurred at 2 am Sun day with the shift of clocks one hour forward except in the handful of states which have exempted them selves from taking part Daylight time remains in effect un til Oct 29 Aiken South Carolina VdK122No79 Change Of Contractors Will Cost By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer The justcompleted change of contrac tors at the Savannah River Plant will cost the federal government nearly mil lion officials predict At midnight Friday night the sign out side the plants Jackson entrance was changed as workers and some other in terested parties looked on Following the sign change Jack R Herrmann a Westinghouse spokesman said We are eager to get on with it It has been a long transition The Du Pont Co departing contractor and its successor Westinghouse have been accruing transition expenses that the plants owner the US Department of Energy ultimately will reimburse Westinghouses expenses are estimat ed at million Du Fonts at mil lion putting the DOEs total bill at million department officials said last week But the new contractors tab could reach million Westinghouse Savannah River Co Du Fonts successor as of Saturday projects its transition expenses to be the amount listed in its letter contract covering the transition period that start ed last September We havent spent that much yet Herrmann said recently Ive heard the current projections are probably in the million to million range Westinghouse assumed legal control of the plant at midnight Friday as frantic reshuffling of some SRP office space was expected to continue through this weekend But officials with both companies and the DOE reported in late March that the changeover process had gone well James S Moore WSRC president has scheduled a press conference for pm Monday at the plant to discuss his companys role at the weapons materials facility Du Pont which built SRP and has oper ated it for nearly 40 years started calcu lating its estimated projected cost of transition as soon as it announced in Oc tober 1987 that it would allow its contract to expire this year Its calculations ex tended through Friday See CHANGE Page 12A BODACIOUS WINNER Doug Yaw left guided Bodacious Yankee to a win in the Budweiser Cup Race Staff Photo By Scott Webster at the Aiken Sulky Races The race was for 3yearolds and older pacers Triple Crown Closes With Sulky Races USC Aiken Student Guides Cloonty Win By KENZIE L WINSTEAD Staff Sports Writer It seemed only fitting In the Aiken Sulky Races the third leg of Aikens Triple Crown at the Ai ken Mile Track Saturday afternoon USC Aiken senior Grant Larlee picked up a seat in the seventh race and made the most of it The USCA Pacer Club sponsors the an nual races for trotters and pacers In the third race of the card David Teeds drove Cloonty to a thirdplace fin Sulky PicturesPages 10A 11A ish in the Harry Whitney Memorial Race Then Larlee took the Cloonty seat four races later Larlee and Cloonty quickly fell behind Dance Pavillion and Probationer driven by Jim Larente and owned by Charter Oaks Stable in Aiken I knew Bobby Larente who rode Dance Pavillion would go to the front with his horse said Larlee I was sitting fourth Larlee tried to make his move Larlee said the only way he could over take the other three riders was to go wide It worked Down the stretch I went to the whip and he responded said Larlee Im real proud of him Larlee and Cloonty finished the mile course in just ahead of Probationer and March Montallegro in the Pete Hile man Memorial Race Slinky Yankee placed fourth and Dance Pavillion round ed out the fivehorse field With the win Larlee avenged a loss to Jim Larente who beat Larlee by a nose earlier A finance major at USCA Larlee said hes been around horses ever since he can remember Its a family business said Larlee If it horses is in your blood it stays I do want to pursue it because I enjoy it a lot See TRIPLE Page 12A Severance Windfall Hits City From Staff Reports Aiken businesses had their hands full Friday and Saturday with a flood of Sa vannah River Plant employees looking to spend or invest up to million in sever ance pay and vacation allowances from the Du Pont Co The company distributed the pay in varying amounts to about 6500 employ ees before it withdrew as SRP contractor Friday leaving the plant reins to Wes tinghouse Savannah River Co Du Pont had been estimating sever ance pay would reach million But it has now revised that figure downward to the million to million range Du Pont spokesman Robert C Clif Webb said Saturday Another estimated million went to plant employees who cashed in accumu lated Du Pont vacation time Financial institutions launched a virtu al bidding war to offer the best interest rates on certificates of deposit and many had special Saturday hours Automobile dealers and retailers read ied for new business and real estate agents predicted continuing strong trade from the cash bonanza At the Savannah River Plant Credit Union up to 80 people at a time waited in line Friday morning President Ed Tem pleton said The 23500member credit union hired offduty public safety officers to facili tate traffic to and from its Whiskey Road offices Templeton said Its incredible Its been busy all day long Linda Knight Templetons secre tary said Friday morning The lobby is full Were just doing a booming business Ms Knight said Everybodys in a good mood Theyre not getting annoyed that they have to wait Theyre taking it in stride today The companys opening rates Friday morning included 975 percent on 12 month share certificates of deposit See SEVERANCE Page 12A Authorities Pursue Shooting Suspect By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer WAGENER Teams of law en forcement officers and blood hounds pushed through thickets and across farmlands late Satur day in pursuit of a man suspected of shooting another to death in Wagener Capt Jim Whitehurst of the Ai ken County Sheriffs Department said the manhunt began shortly after 4 pm when gunfire erupted in the yard of a Wagener residence Authorities were hunting a sus pect tentatively identified as Da vid Jay Oliver about 50 He identified the shooting victim as Gilbert Nickie Bostick Jr about 40 A neighbor said Bostick was washing his automobile when a man appeared in the yard and fired a number of shots White hurst said at least two bullets from a revolver struck the victim in the chest and in the leg We dont know how many shots were fired Whitehurst said Whitehurst said authorities also have not established a motive for the shooting After the gunfire the suspect according to witnesses fled on foot across nearby SC 39 which runs from Wagener to New Hol land The area bordering the high way is swampy but yields to scrub oak thickets pine woods and farmland Bloodhounds from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divi sion and the Aiken Department of Public Safety were brought to the scene to assist nearly two dozen law enforcement officers in the manhunt Several hours after the shooting officers from the Sheriffs Depart ment SLED Aiken Public Safety See AUTHORITIES Page 12A Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CAROLINA CUP ACTION Cadent ridden by David Bourke won the Baron DeKalb Race at the Carolina Cup in Camden Saturday Please see story on Page 1 B I ;