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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports USCA Guns Down Rifles 132 Page 1B A Quick Read Earthquake Likely In East By Year 2000 WASHINGTON AP A damag ing earthquake is likely to occur in the eastern United States by the year 2000 and a chances of an even more devastating quake will increase by 2035 according to one expert Quakeprone areas include Ken tucky Illinois Indiana Missouri Ar kansas Tennessee and Mississippi as well as South Carolina Boston and New York experts told a Senate subcommittee A major quake in those areas could cause heavy loss of lives toppled buildings loss of communications fires economic upheaval over whelmed hospitals flooding de stroyed bridges and the release of toxic substances A damaging earthquake along the New Madrid Fault measuring 63 on the Richter scale would certainly cause damage in Paducah Ky and Evansville Ind said Dr Robert Ketter director of the National Cen ter for Earthquake Engineering Research The other four cities covered in the centers probability study were Memphis Term Poplar Bluff Mo Carbondale HI and Little Rock Ark 13 Prisoners Escape In Massachusetts DEDHAM Mass AP About 200 police backed by helicopters and dogs searched Saturday for six in mates who fled an overcrowded jail by sawing through the bars on a win dow and shimmying over a razor sharp fence Two of the inmates clad in prison green were captured a few hours af ter the breakout Friday night and the others were caught Saturday The inmates including seven awaiting trial and six convicted of charges ranging from theft to armed robbery escaped in a group from the Norfolk County House of Correction where chronic overcrowding and ra cial tensions have fueled several out breaks of violence in recent months The population of the 173yearold granite fortress is at any given time likely to include mass murderers and accused burglars teenagers and hardened older inmates drugs users and those with communicable diseases Weather Skies To Brighten Clouds are expected tolighten up for Sunday but with 30 percent chance ofshowers Tonight and Mon day will be partly cloudy The high for both days will be in the mid50s The low tonight will be in the mid 30s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Rodolfo Calvo North Augusta Festus Flake Columbia Allen B Jackson Columbia Mrs Mamie Nimmons Aiken George Welsch New Ellenton Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Business Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Stocks Weather Weddings 5D 1C 8C 3D 6D 4D 8C 7A 6A 1D 1B 2C 6A 6C Soviet Republic Seeks Independence Road Work On Schedule For Fall Finish unday April 91989 Vol 122 No 85 Crenshaw Splashes Into Lead By TONY 8AUGHMAN Sports Editor AUGUSTA The bottom fell out dur ing the third round of The Masters golf tournament Saturday afternoon twice First Lee Trevino whose 3underpar after two rounds made him coleader with Englands Nick Faldo watched as his hopes of a Green Coat all but drowned in a deluge of early bogeys Then the longthreatening skies over the Augusta National finally opened up and the resulting rains forced the delay of the third round finish until Sunday morning Masters officials officially called play at after Scott Hoch and Tom Kite refused to putt out on the 14th green because of the water that had accumu lated on the putting surface Play was to resume at 9 am Sunday morning for the 16 players who were unable to finish the third round Augus ta National officials said The fourth and final round was to begin at am Gates were to open for spectators at 8 am Earlier Saturday play had been sus pended for an hour and 40 minutes when a bright streak of lightning ripped across the sky at approximately pm Seeing two other groups leave the course Curtis Strange walked off the ninth green to the clubhouse exercising his option to Defuse to continue play See CRENSHAW Page 3A AP Laserphoto LEADER Ben Crenshaw leads after a partial third round of the Masters Radiation Feared In Soviet Sub Sub Catches Fire Sinks Near Coast Of Norway By The Associated Press OSLO Norway Norway on Saturday searched for signs of radioactivity from a nuclearpowered Soviet submarine that caught fire and sank off the coast Au thorities feared about 50 Soviet sailors died Norway said an explosion occurred aboard the sub before it sank Friday Moscow said there was no danger of con tamination and confirmed there were deaths but did not immediately provide casualty figures or details on how the ac cident occurred The vessel one of the Soviets most ad vanced was capable of carrying more than a dozen longrange missiles accord ing to US officials Vadime Rosanov Soviet press attache in Oslo told Norwegian television the sub was carrying only torpedoes but he de clined to say whether the vessel was equipped with any nuclear weapons As many as half the crewmen may have died in the fire and explosion or from exposure in nearfreezing seas the Norwegian national news agency NTB reported The ship normally carries a crew of about 95 From observations by a Nowegian re connaissance air crew the Norwegian Defense Ministry estimated 40 to 50 men were picked up by Soviet vessels and it was unclear if all survived Stables Approval Power Affected Under Ordinance By JAMES PATRICK Staff Writer Residential stables would be allowed by right in zones currently designated as R1E and R1S and approval power for conditional use requests would pass from the City Council to the Planning Commis sion under a draft ordinance released Friday The proposed amendments to the zon ing ordinance affect both conditional uses in general and for horses in particular tightening the approval and application processes while providing more discre tion in their approval or disapproval The power to approve disapprove or approve subject to a range of conditions would lie with the Planning Commission with the right of appeal to the City Council The Commission has formerly only rec ommended action with the decision then being made by the Council The sections of the ordinance relating to horses would provide for the redesig nation of the R1E zone to R1S and drop the need for a conditional use request for that area No specific setbacks for paddocks or stables would be included although the right to impose setbacks is reserved The See STABLES Page 3A Major Factors Solved For New County Jail Miracle Took William Kent From Lawless To Religious By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer BEECH ISLAND Considering the way he spent the first 40 years of his life William Charles Kent believes in miracles Its a miracle Im still alive Yes its a miracle indeed Kent said his left hand gripped firmly around a plastic cup of iced tea Kent is a Baptist minister He has been a spokesman for the Lord since the morning 21 years ago when he heard an inner voice calling to him as he lay in bed At the time he was running a few Biblical passages through my mind A few weeks before he had picked up a Bible during some idle time and flipped through the pages Now he was trying to put the Scripture in an order he could understand Carolyn his wife had gone to work a couple of hours before She had known for years that he needed conversion but wasnt prepared for the revelation that dropped on her like a bomb when she came home from work late that day See MIRACLE Page 5A By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Four major factors have been considered over and over in de termining how and when Aiken County will build a new detention center the chairman of the Aiken County Councils Judicial and Public Safety Committee said Now LaWana McKenzie said the panel appears to have re solved all four in negotiating ses sions with a Hilton Head Island consulting firm but is waiting for the prison design company to send a letter agreeing to the commit tees recommendations The committee according to Mrs McKenzie wants to make certain Correctional Concepts Inc can map plans for superviso ry control and construction of a new detention center while devel oping a payment for a new jail and a sales plan for the old one Mrs McKenzie said it is a cer tainty that no plans for a new jail can proceed without the county first finding a buyer for the pre sent facility on Hampton Avenue The chairman said she is hope ful Correctional Concepts can meet the committees goals be fore an April 14 meeting of the council If that is done she said the panel will be prepared to en dorse the project Estimates on the cost of a new jail run anywhere from to million but a county official con nected with the planning said it likely could be brought in for about million Aiken County Detention Center Administrator Lonnie McCarthy has told the judicial and public safety committee that the Hamp ton Avenue jail built to house 105 inmates is plagued by overcrowding McCarthy said the packed con ditions pose a threat to both prison personnel and inmates and could lead to lawsuits if courts feel the county isnt making a good faith effort to solve the problems The jail superintendent has esti mated that it will take a prison at least twice as big as the current facility to meet future needs And he added it wouldnt be a bad idea to make it larger than 250 beds if possible McCarthy said prison designs being looked at by Correctional See MAJOR Page 5A i l Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth PEACH QUEENS Pageant winners ride in the 1989 Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Parade Festival goers remained spirited despite the afternoon rain Please see details on Page 7A   

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