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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 5, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside Daley Wins In Chicago Page 2A Page2A Exxon To Attempt To Free Oil Tanker Funds Needed For Emergency Team A Quick Read AntiCancer Chemicals Found In Burgers IRVINE Calif AP A scientist found cancerfighting fatty chemi cals in cheese and grilled ground beef but says its no excuse for peo ple to go stuff themselves on cheeseburgers People should be reassured to know there are things in food that prevent cancer said microbiologist Michael Pariza who conducted the research as director of the Universi ty of Wisconsins food safety re search institute But saturated fats and cholesterol also found in beef and cheese have been linked previously to heart dis ease and some cancers So were certainly not suggesting that people go out and chow down on cheese and hamburgers Pariza said Tuesday during the American Cancer Societys science writers seminar Wizards Computer Checks On Elderly COON RAPIDS Minn AP A selftaught computer wizard is at tracting the attention of police from around the nation and Scotland Yard for a computer dialing program that cheeks on elderly people who live alone Good morning the recorded message announces Are you OK If the recipient of the call utters a response the computer assumes the answer is yes and moves on to the next person If theres no answer or the telephone is busy the computer repeats the call But if theres no answer a second or third time the computer sounds an alert to law enforcement officials who dispatch a squad car to see if anyone is in danger Its a good deal all the way through said Clyde Hitter 73 of ru 1 ral Osage Iowa They say it saved my life Ritter had gone into a diabetic coma one morning in August at his home five miles northwest of Osage Weather Sunny Tomorrow A 30 percent chance of showers is forecast tonight with a low near 40 Mostly sunny skies are forecast Thursday with a high near 70 Please see details on Page 7A Deaths Alfred C Aistrope Wagener Sallie Mae Bowman Edgefield John D Bozard Orangeburg Doris W Jones Girard Ga Jessie S McElveen Cades Carrie R Moorer West Columbia Mamie G Nimmons Aiken Henry Prince Augusta Annie W Rutland New Ellenton Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote DearAbby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 5C 58 3C 4B 4B 1B 4A 1C 8A 4B 7A Wednesday April 5 1989 AikenSouth Carolina Vol 122 No 82 Planning Important For Masters Visit From Staff Reports The Masters attracts visitors from across the United States and from around the globe to the CSRA While many of these visitors are vet erans of The Masters Experience oth ers are making their first pilgrimages to golfs greatest shrine For those folks who are attending the tournament for the first time here are a few helpful hints to make the visit more enjoyable How To Get To The Augusta Nation al The course is located on Washington Road in Augusta The simplest way to get to the National is via Interstate 20 Take the Washington Road exit take a left and follow the crowds An alternate route is to travel US 1 to Augusta take the Broad Street exit and follow it until it crosses Washington Road Economic ImpactPage 11A Toughest TicketPage11A Where And How To Park Finding somewhere to park at an event as popu lar as The Masters can be difficult The best way to solve the problem is to ar rive early with a healthy supply of pa tience Without a parking pass for the lot adjacent to the golf course there are several places from dirt lots to paved parking lots to park most for a fee along Washington Road The Most Coveted Ticket In Sports Masters tickets are always in great de mand but there can be stiff conse quences to giving in to the temptation to selling a series badge for more than its face value Getting caught can translate into a fine and even worse the loss of rights to badges for future Masters What To Wear The Masters presents the challenge of balancing fashion with comfort The recommended apparel for the hills and valleys of the Augusta Na tional includes shorts or slacks with comfortable sneakers or golf shoes Its also a good idea to keey abreast of each days weather forecast to plan for any special precautions Taking A Break Walking along the lovely holes at the National is almost a requirement of a visit to The Masters but rest is almost always a necessity See PLANNING Page 11A 53rd Masters April 69 1989 Augusta Georgia IBflUBBiwIIIHiHfll Imlmiiffl Yards 180 AP Takeover Expenses Run High Westinghouses Cost Estimated At By BRAD SV OPE Staff Writer Westinghouse takeovers of govern mentowned weapons plants in Ohio and Washington State cost about million combined officials say compared to the estimated million cost of making the company the new contractor at the Sa vannah River Site But Department of Energy officials point out unusual expenses possibly unprecedented within the DOEs weap ons complex that drove up the cost of the Savannah River transition Westinghouse Savannah River Co a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Corp became operating contractor Sat urday at the newly renamed Aiken Coun ty plant The Du Pont Co designed built and had operated the 300squaremile facility for nearly 39 years as the Savannah Riv er Plant The plants nuclear production reac tors now shut down for wideranging im provements supply tritium and plutoni um for US nuclear weapons Westinghouse and Du Pont have been separately accruing contract transition expenses for the DOE to reimburse and the total bill is projected at million In comparison Westinghouse took over i the DOEs Fernald Ohio plant in 1985 for a cost of only said Julie Madden a spokeswoman with the departments Savannah River Operations And in 1987 it cost about million for Westinghouse and another company Kai ser to assume prime contracting duties See TAKEOVER Page 12A State Auto Insurance Bill Critics Win First Round By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Opponents of Gov Car roll Campbells plan to reduce auto insur ance rates won the first skirmish in the fight over two competing reform proposals The House voted 6056 on Tuesday against a proposal to eliminate a law that requires companies to write policies that cover punitive damages awarded in traf fic accident lawsuits Campbell spokesman Tucker Eskew downplayed the significance of the vote Early skirmishing aside the debate has hardly begun The House on th opening day of debate made it through less than a handful of the 77 sections in the bill drafted by the La bor Commerce and Industry Committee and supported by Campbell Rep Robert Brown a Marion Demo crat and LCI committee chairman said the legislation would lower the premium of average drivers with clean records by more than Competing with the LCI committee bill is legislation being offered in the form of amendments that would lower the premium of those same drivers by without reducing their benefits if they are involved in an accident Rep James Bai ley said Bailey a Charleston Democrat and for mer member of the state insurance com mission is the primary author of the competing plan He told his colleagues that the proposal to repeal the mandate to write policies covering punitive dam ages sets the tone for what is in the bill one benefit reduction after another in the guise of rate reduction See STATE Page 7A County Council Faces Decision On Health Insurance Program By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aiken County Council has been given until April 18 to make a decision on a costly program of health insurance for about 600 county workers Chairman Carrol H Warner said the deadline probably will be met We dont have any other choice he remarked Blue CrossBlue Shield representative Curt Owens appeared before council Tuesday night to deliver two options that the county can use in reaching a decision The county spent for health insurance coverage last year That cost could soar past the million dollar mark if the county chooses an option granting a 10 percent premium increase Besides the insurance proposal the council whipped through a lengthy agen da in less than two hours with consider able time spent in debate over hiring of a clerk and hearing criticism against the State Highway Department Councilman Gene Duckett opposed a request by Clerk of Court Elizabeth Coo perGodard for an additional clerk to handle child support documents saying the matter should be set aside until the county begins budget discussions But council member LaWana McKen zie said the position estimated to cost about a year is needed now so the office can meet demands imposed by a contract the county has with the state on child support payment collections Mrs McKenzies request for the posi tion carried on a 63 vote with provi sions that the post be funded out of the See COUNTY Page 12A Storm Causes Minor Problems For County Staff Photo By Scott Webster STORM DAMAGE This police car if forced lo go around a tree that fell on Magnolia Lake Road in Woodside Plantation during Tuesday evenings storm The policeman was returning from a reported fire in Woodside From Staff And Wire Reports Although South Carolinians are still reeling from severe thunder storms and tornadoes that ripped through the state most officials say the state was lucky to get away with no injuries and a rela tively small amount of damage and Aiken was lucky enough to have only minor problems caused by the storm These type of tornadoes that we had were pretty small ones said meteorologist Wayne Jones with the National Weather Service at the GreenvilleSpartan burg Airport There probably wasnt a lot of difference in the wind and the tor nados that we had and the wind and the severe thunderstorms that we had he said late Tuesday Jones said winds reached speeds of 80 to 100 mph as the storm marched across the Up state beginning about pm in Oconee County No deaths or severe injuries were reported I guess we were just fortunate said Joe Beam Greenvilles emergency manage ment coordinator With this kind of storm we certainly could have had trees falling on people or cars or what ever because we had an awful lot of trees down Beam said The Aiken County Sheriffs De partment reported several trees and limbs down in the Aiken area Sec STORM Page 12A   

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