Aiken Standard, April 10, 1989

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April 10, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 10, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Page 2A Page IB Graf Wins Family Circle Page 7 AA Quick ReadWaves Of Tourists Wash Over Paris PARIS (AP) — More tourists than ever are flooding Paris, storming museums, mobbing hotels and crowding cafes to kick off celebrations marking the French Revolution bicentennial. Even though events are just beginning, the Paris Tourism Office says the capital already has 20 percent more visitors than at this time in 1988. And nationwide, officials expect to break last year’s record of 38 million visitors. “There are going to be a lot of people 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 front-page headlines today speculating about a possible divorce for Princess Anne following disclosures about letters to her from a senior royal aide. “Can This Marriage Be Saved7” asked the Daily Mail. “Anne Divorce Crisis At Palace” said Today. “Royal Marriage Crisis” headlined the Daily Mirror, over a picture of the princess in riding habit on Sunday, titled: “ANNE. Sad, Shattered, Alone.” The banner headlines were provoked by a Buckingham Palace statement Saturday night saying that four letters to Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter which came into the hands of another tabloid, The Sun, were written by the queen’s equerry, Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Laurence. The statement followed press speculation on the writer’s identity.WeatherMore 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 thundershower. 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..............................................6B Calendar...........................................3A Classifieds........................................4B Comics.............................................3B Crossword........................................7B Cryptoquote......................................5B Dear Abby.........................................3B Erma Bombeck.................................3A Lewis Grizzard..................................3A Local Front  ..............................1B Obituaries.........................................6A Opinions...........................................4A Sports...,...........................................7A Television.................. 3B Weather....................J,......................6A AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIQ. 435 NEWBERRY ST AIKEN, S. C 238] la it Oa rh Monday, April IO, 1989 25C Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 86 Car Thefts, Burglaries Up In Crime Survey By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A government survey of crime has shown its second straight annual increase, going up by 1.8 percent in 1988, after five straight years of decline. Car thefts and burglaries jumped at least 9 percent last year to lead the increase in crimes reported by victims ot the National Crime Survey, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics said Sunday. Overall, the number of crimes reported to the survey increased from 35.3 million in 1987 to 35.9 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 department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, which conducts the survey. “Crime rates reached their lowest levels in 1986, when there were fewer offenses 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 1.2 percent increase in personal crimes, including rape, robbery, assault and theft. Household crimes went up 2.6 percent from 1987, the study said. That included a 9 percent jump in completed break-ins. Motor vehicle thefts went up 9.6 percent from 1.4 million to 1.6 million, according to the study. The study also showed a 6 percent increase in assaults, including a 9.3 percent jump in aggravated assaults. The growth in crime last year may have resulted in part to an increase in the nation’s population, the department said. The survey of 99,000 people over age 12 in 49,000 households is conducted every six months by U.S. Census Bureau representatives to determine who has become a crime victim The figures are based on crimes reported by the victims to the survey, not to police authorities.Nick Faldo Doesn't Fold AP Laserphoto MASTERS GREEN: Nick Faldo, from England, puts on the Masters Green Jacket with the help of last year’s Masters winner, Sandy Lyle, during ceremonies following his win in Sunday’s 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 faltering in the closing stages of tournaments. Others have labeled him Nick “Foldo” for the very same reason. Now, he can be called Masters champion, because that’s 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. Th)? 31-year-old Englishman, who won the 1987 British Open at Muirfield, carded a 7-under par 65 in sloppy conditions to force a playoff with Hoch, a journeyman on the PGA Tour. Hoch recorded a 3-under par 69 to finish the 72-hole event at 5-under par 283. “It means the world to me. Words don’t describe this,” Faldo said of his birdie on the lith hole, which secured the victory. “I’ve seen other guys do this. Jack Nicklaus does this. I’ve sat and watched stuff like this on TV. And then to have it happen, it’s a dream. You dream to have it happen and when it does, right before your eyes — ecstasy.” Hoch let victory slip through his fingers when he missed a 2-foot putt for par on the par-4 10th, the first hole of sudden death. Faldo, bunkered on his second shot, made bogey to send the playoff to the par-4 lith. “Between my brain and my hand, the message got crisscrossed,” Hoch said of the short putt he missed. “I wasn’t nervous, not at all. I felt this must be my time.” Instead, with daylight running out, he pulled the putt and the ball lipped out. “I’m 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 abortion rights activists marched past. The mood inside the rust-red snow-fence bounding the “Cemetery of the Innocents” was one of quiet devotion Sunday as anti-abortion activists knelt amid 4,400 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 photographs 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 IO cents in the wake of the nation’s 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 U.S. gasoline market,” said Trilby Lundberg, who surveys prices at 17,000 U.S. 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 gasoline rose to $1.1063, up from $1.0037, 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 leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s announcement that the Soviet government will end production of nuclear weapons materials this year, and that the Soviet Union would permanently close three weapons manufacturing plants. Delegation members also expressed caution, however, saying that closing three weapons plants could lessen tensions 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 (R-S.C.), said, “I welcome Mr. Gorbachev’s announcement, but this should in no way affect any plans we have for modernizing our nuclear arsenal.” Rep. John M. Spratt (D-S.C.), who heads a panel of the House Armed Services Committee that has been studying U.S.plutonium needs, called the announcement a “token” offer. “The Soviets have about 14 production reactors in operation now, plus some dual (See DELEGATION, Page 10A) Lights, Camera, Action! ON THE AIR — Bob McCarthy, co-owner of Woodlanders, Jim Wilson, southern host of ‘‘The Victory Garden,” photographer Dick Holden, sound technician Bill Fairweather and director Russell Morash film a halfhour program at Woodlanders on Thursday. Please see story on Page 1B. ;

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