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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 10, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Graf Wins Family Circle Page 7A A Quick Read Waves Of Tourists Wash Over Paris PARIS AP More tourists than ever are flooding Paris storming museums mobbing hotels and crowding cafes to kick off celebra tions marking the French Revolution bicentennial Even though events are just begin ning the Paris Tourism Office says the capital already has 20 percent more visitors than at this tune in 1988 And nationwide officials expect to break last years record of 38 million visitors There are going to be a lot of peo ple in France said Xavier Beguin Billecocq a tourism official with the Maison de la France This year we expect an increase of about 15 percent Tabloids Speculate On Princess Anne LONDON AP Three London tabloids published frontpage head lines today speculating about a possi ble divorce for Princess Anne follow ing disclosures about letters to her from a senior royal aide Can This Marriafe Be Saved1 asked the Daily Mail Anne Divorce Crisis At Palace said Today Royal Marriage Crisis head lined the Daily Mirror over a picture of the princess in riding habit on Sun day titled ANNE Sad Shattered Alone The banner headlines were pro voked by a Buckingham Palace statement Saturday night saying that four letters to Queen Elizabeth Hs daughter which came into the hands of another tabloid The Sun were written by the queens equerry Roy al Navy Lt Cmdr Timothy Laurence The statement followed press spec ulation on the writers identity Weather More Rain Cloudy skies and a 60s percent chance of rain are forecast tonight with a low in the upper 30s Mostly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a 40 percent chance of a thun dershower The high will be in the mid 50s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Ethan P Allen Thomson Ga Sara R Arnett Great Falls Bruce M Ballard New Ellenton Virginia C Green Clearwater George W Hayden Augusta Tom Lloyd Augusta Harvene B Moseley Clearwater Jeanette B Reames Clearwater Mamie Saunders Varnville Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Erma Bombeck Lewis Grizzard Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 6B 3A 4B 3B 7B 58 38 3A 3A 1B 6A 4A 7A 38 6A Page 2A Year Makes The Differenceor Spence Page 16 Lobby For Nuclear Cleanup AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIB 435 NEWI5ERUY ST A1KEN S C 231 Monday April 101989 25C Aiken South Carolina Car Thefts Burglaries Up In Crime Survey By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A government sur vey of crime has shown its second straight annual increase going up by 18 percent in 1988 after five straight years of decline Car thefts and burglaries jumped at least 9 percent last year to lead the in crease in crimes reported by victims ot the National Crime Survey the Justice Departments Bureau of Justice Statis tics said Sunday Overall the number of crimes reported to the survey increased from 353 million in 1987 to 359 million according to the preliminary results for 1988 The increase reverses a declining trend that began in 1981 said Joseph Besette acting director of the depart ments Bureau of Justice Statistics which conducts the survey Crime rates reached their lowest lev els in 1986 when there were fewer of fenses for most categories than at any time since the National Crime Survey commenced in 1973 Joseph Besette acting director of the bureau said in a statement Preliminary results for 1988 showed a 12 percent increase in personal crimes including rape robbery assault and theft Household crimes went up 26 percent from 1987 the study said That included a 9 percent jump in completed breakins Motor vehicle thefts went up 96 per cent from 14 million to 16 million ac cording to the study The study also showed a 6 percent increase in assaults including a 93 percent jump in aggravat ed assaults The growth in crime last year may have resulted in part to an increase in the nations population the department said The survey of 99000 people over age 12 in 49000 households is conducted every six months by US Census Bureau repre sentatives to determine who has become a crime victim The figures are based on crimes reported by the victims to the sur vey not to police authorities Nick Faldo Doesnt Fold AP Laserph MASTERS GREEN Nick Faldo from England puts on the Masters Green Jacket with the help of last years Masters winner Sandy Lyle during ceremonies following his win in Sundays tournament in Augusta By JOHN BOYETTE Staff Writer AUGUSTA Nick Faldo has been branded many names in his stormy professional golf career Some have called him El Foldo for his penchant for falter ing in the closing stages of tourna ments Others have labeled him Nick Foldo for the very same reason Now he can be called Masters champion because thats the title he earned Sunday at the Augusta National Golf Club with a sudden death victory against Scott Hoch in the 53rd edition of the Masters Tournament Ttie 31yearold Englishman who won the 1987 British Open at Muirfield carded a 7under par 65 in sloppy conditions to force a playoff with Hoch a journeyman on the PGA Tour Hoch recorded a 3under par 69 to finish the 72hole event at 5under par 283 It means the world to me Words dont describe this Faldo said of his birdie on the llth hole which secured the victory Ive seen other guys do this Jack Nicklaus does this Ive sat and watched stuff like this on TV And then to have it happen its a dream You dream to have it hap pen and when it does right before your eyes ecstasy Hoch let victory slip through his fingers when he missed a 2foot putt for par on the par4 10th the first hole of sudden death Faldo bunkered on his second shot made bogey to send the playoff to the par4 llth Between my brain and my hand the message got criss crossed Hoch said of the short putt he missed I wasnt nervous not at all I felt this must be my time Insiead with daylight running out he pulled the putt and the ball lipped out Im proud of myself I have nothing to be ashamed of I played See NICK Page 10A Abortion Opponents Rally By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Vastly outnumbered but undeterred several hundred foes of abortion prayed and sang hymns in a symbolic cemetery on the Washington Mall as hundreds of thousands of abor tion rights activists marched past The mood inside the rustred snow fence bounding the Cemetery of the In nocents was one of quiet devotion Sun day as antiabortion activists knelt amid 4400 white wooden crosses and Stars of David the number of unborn they said are aborted every day But emotions sometimes ran high at the edge of the fence where several women held up enlarged color photo graphs of fetuses I want people to see the other side This is what they are choosing when they choose abortions said Susan Brimmer of Columbia Md See ABORTION Page 10A Oil Spill Causes Record Hike By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Gasoline prices jumped more than 10 cents in the wake of the nations worst oil spill an analyst said It can be said it was the quickest as well as the greatest wholesale price hike in the history of the US gasoline market said Trilby Lundberg who surveys prices at 17000 US gasoline stations Without factoring in inflation this also was the fastest and greatest rise for retail She did not say what the greatest price hike was For the 22 days that ended Friday the average retail price of a gallon of gaso line rose to up from Ms Lundberg said Sunday The hike in wholesale prices was a tenth of a cent greater than the retail increase See OIL Page 10A Delegation Cautious On Soviets By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON The South Carolina delegation Friday welcomed Soviet lead er Mikhail Gorbachevs announcement that the Soviet government will end pro duction of nuclear weapons materials this year and that the Soviet Union would permanently close three weapons manu facturing plants Delegation members also expressed caution however saying that closing three weapons plants could lessen ten sions if the shutdowns meant the Soviets were slowing the growth of their nuclear arsenal But on its own they said the announcement was a limited gesture Sen Strom Thurmond said I welcome Mr Gorbachevs announce ment but this should in no way affect any plans we have for modernizing our nucle ar arsenal Rep John M Spratt who heads a panel of the House Armed Ser vices Committee that has been studying USplutonium needs called the an nouncement a token offer The Soviets have about 14 production reactors in operation now plus some dual See DELEGATION Page 10A ON THE AIR Bob McCarthy coowner of Woodlanders Jim Wilson southern host of The Victory Garden photographer Dick Holden sound technician Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth Bill Fairweather and director Russell Morash film a half hour program at Woodlanders on Thursday Please see story on Page 1B   

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