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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 14, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Perry Stewart Lead Heritage Page 7A A Quick Read USC Plans To Limit Overnight Visitation COLUMBIA AP University of South Carolina students acknowl edge defeat in their fight to retain overnight oppositesex visitation rights but say theyll continue seek ing to change the policy What age is old enough to make your own decision asked Elliott Hiddleson a junior from Beaufort after the schools Board of Trustees approved the change Weve lost We understand that said Amy Beckham a sophomore from St Matthews But she said stu dents may lobby incoming freshmen to tell them of the upcoming changes in student lifestyle The trustees decided that fresh men entering the University of South Carolina in the fall of 1990 will not be allowed to spend the night in school housing with members of the oppo site sex The boards action will extend the visitation ban to all freshmen and sophomores in 1991 and to the entire student body by the 199293 school year unless an ongoing study de cides otherwise Agreement Reached To Sell Enquirer NEW YORK AP Can a ro mance magazine publisher find hap piness cranking out a weekly super market tabloid full of celebrities and gossip Inquiring minds want to know and National Enquirer readers may soon find out Macfadden Holdings Inc whose ti tles include True Story True Confes sions and Modern Romance said Thursday it has agreed to pay million for the company that publish es the National Enquirer the saucy scandal sheet put on the auction block nearly four months ago Demos Geared For Wright Probe Nancy Thurmond Turns Down Post Weather Cloudy Skies Mostly cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a chance of showers and thundershowers The low will be in the low 50s Mostly cloudy skies are forecast Saturday with a 50 percent chance of thundershowers The high will be in the low 70s Please see details on Page 16A Deaths Melvin R Atkinson Augusta Matthew D Bordeaux North Augusta Hurtzhell H Ford Aiken Josephine Herrin Johnston Marvin Prather Belvedere Please see details on Page 15A Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar12B Classifieds38 Comics11A Crossword7B Cryptoquote58 Dear Abby11A Local Front18 Obituaries Opinions4A Sports7A Television11A Weather ISA AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC 435 NEW3ERRY ST C Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 90 US Trade Deficit Grows In February By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The US merchan dise trade deficit swelled by 209 percent to billion in February as Americans increased their appetite for foreign goods the government said today The Commerce Department said the sharp deterioration in the trade picture reflected a 53 percent increase in im ports which swamped a slight 06 per cent rise in export sales The report was in line with economists expectations The February deficit combined with a revised shortfall of billion for Janu ary would translate into an annual un balance of billion compared with a deficit for all of 1988 of billion Last years figure represented a 213 percent improvement over 1987s record high of billion but analysts gener ally expect the positive trend to fizzle this year Rising prices for imported oil and a strengthening of the value of the dollar which make US goods more expensive overseas are contributing to the stall The sharp narrowing of the trade defi cit last year was credited with providing almost half of US economic growth With trade providing less momentum overall growth as measured by the gross national product is expected to slacken as well That would be bad news for the Bush administration which is counting on strong economic growth to keep tax reve nues high and hold down the federal bud get deficit See US Page ISA Shealy Hopes To Force Floor Vote On Lottery Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth NEW LOOK A workman uses a roller to put a fresh coat of paint on the Ridge Spring water tower By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer LANGLEY Sen Ryan Shealy R Lexington said Thursday night he hopes to force a floor vote in the Senate next week in an effort to pry his lottery bill out of a committee Shealy in Langley for the Aiken Coun ty Republican Party convention also hinted he may have enough votes to get action on the bill regardless of the num ber of senators present If the Senates full membership is pre sent it would require 24 votes to pull the bill from the Senate Finance Committee Shealy was in Langley for the Aiken County Republican Party convention Shortly after discussing his lottery plans he went on the convention floor to tell Republicans he will work for Aiken and Edgefield to get two resident sena tors when the General Assembly is reap portioned next year Shealy said because of the growth of the two counties the people deserve two senators Edgefield currently shares a Senate district with Aiken and is without a resi dent senator The district is represented by Democratic Sen Thomas L Tommy Moore of Clearwater See SHEALY Page 16A Agreement Could End Quota System By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON Textile industry and congressional leaders agree the Bush ad ministration has picked up the trade lib eralization policy of the Reagan years and in international trade talks in Gene va is seeking an agreement that could end the quota system now limiting US textile and apparel imports If an agreement is reached world trade rules in textiles and clothing would change and more foreign goods may en ter the US market industry spokesmen say Commerce Department statistics show that foreign goods now account for over half of all textile and apparel sales in the United States and industry leaders have blamed increased imports for the loss of thousands of US and South Carolina jobs since the early 1980s The agreement the USis seeking would also require exporting countries many of them lesser developed countries or LDCs to lower tariffs on textile and cloth products imports In previous talks most LDCs resisted pressure to cut tar iffs that give their domestic goods a price advantage over imported goods US textile industry leaders say they are confident the LDCs who are press ing for an end to US and European quo tas will not get what they want unless there is a substantial reduction or end to domestic subsidies and tariffs Negotiations advanced last weekend when the administration announced that a framework had been worked out for talks that could bring textiles and cloth ing under the rules of the General Agree ment on Tariffs and Trade GATT rules would substitute a multilat eral textile agreement for the MultiFi ber Arrangement a system of bilateral agreements with a quota system now in use Real bargaining in the socalled Uru guay Round of Multilateral Trade Negoti ations will begin in early July when the See AGREEMENT Page 16A The estimate of when the average worker would have paid his or her share of federal state and local taxes for the year since 1930 Freedom From Taxes Comes May 4 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Once the Monday deadline for filing 1988 federal income tax returns passes the average work er still will have to toil an additional 17 days before having earned what gov ernment tax collectors will demand for 1989 Tax Freedom Day arrives this year on May 4 It has not been later since the Tax Foundation began calcu lating this measure of the burden im posed on workers by federal state and local governments It was Feb 13 in 1930 See FREEDOM Page 16A Kids Look At Taxes From A Different Point Of View Source The Tax Foundation By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer With the April 17 tax deadline rapidly approaching many people dont have time for idle chatter they are too busy rushing about completing the paper work the federal government demands In this hustle and bustle season when we contemplate doing everything except taxes it is hard to slow down and look at the situation from a different point of view Have you ever stopped to wonder what an elementary schoolaged child thinks about the frustration confusion and oth er anxieties the federal tax deadline causes parents every April Tammy Lords second grade class at South Aiken Baptist Christian School was asked its views about taxes Taxes are a tax bill that you have to pay to keep your house and the money goes to things that help make stuff said John Lawrence Heather Adams said that taxes are money that you have to give to the tax Taxes are hard to pay Taxes have to be paid all the time1 Brenna Matlock people so that you can keep your property In addition to talking to the group in class each child was asked to write a story entitled How Our Tax Money Should Be Used Many of the children said that taxes had to be paid to protect such things as houses cars and other personal items but only one of the children knew the consequences of not paying taxes If you do not pay your taxes you will be sued Miss Adams said Sara Porter accurately identified the consequences of not paying taxes when she wrote Tax money should be used in a special way It should be given to the judge If it is not the judge will lock you up in jail When asked how the government ar rives at the amount of taxes that each individual must pay the children took a different approach than the people in Washington People pay different amounts of taxes because everybody does not use the same amount of electricity as other peo ple said Julia James Tax refunds were another interesting concept for he children When taxes come in they give it back said Scott Riley I think our tax money should be used to make schools churches and houses Lawrence wrote Misty Brady wrote I think our mon ey should be used for sick people so the doctors can buy the medicine for them Our taxes should be used to build more malls and stores Miss James wrote See KIDS Page 16A   

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