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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Stewart Leads At Heritage Page 1B A Quick Read Photojournalists Capture China Day7 BEIJING AP In a cramped apartment in grimy northern Beij ing one of Chinas top fashion mod els donned a negligee Saturday to pose for Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland Chinese photographer Li Weishun set off in pursuit of pearl divers and fishermen on the southeast coast National Geographic photographer Stephanie Maze drove through hun dreds of miles of arid northern Chi nese wasteland to photograph cave dwellers A total of 89 photographers from a dozen countries trained their lenses on Chinese factory workers acro bats duck farmers and doctors in an effort to capture the many facets of A Day In The Life Of China for a book of that name The book will be the ninth in a se ries of Day In The Life Books which has included volumes on the United States Japan and the Soviet Union David Cohen president of Collins Publishers of San Francisco said the goal was to create a visual tune cap sule of the most populous nation on earth The photographers including 28 Chinese took up positions from the Soviet border in the north to Friend ship Pass on the southern frontier with Vietnam Some faced threeday trips by car train and boat to reach their destinations said assignment coordinator Bill Messing They will bring back an estimated 120000 pictures of which about 275 will be included in the book said pro ject spokeswoman Patti Richards Kirkland who has photographed such Western stars as Marilyn Mon roe went to work at the tworoom family home of 19yearold model Peng Li who won a modeling compe tition last year in Salerno Italy Yes yes yes he muttered to himself as he circled around the calmly smiling Ms Peng Both were oblivious to a sevenmember Chinese television crew jammed in the apart Weather Sunny Mild Today will be sunny and mild with a high in the mid 70s The low tonight will be in the 50s For details please see4A Deaths Onnie L Barefoot Aiken Matthew Daniel Bordeaux North Augusta Cyril W Collins Aiken Hurtchell H Ford ST Aiken Josephine Herrin Johnston Mrs Queen Mims New York Leroy Moore Edgefield Marvin Prather Belvedere Mrs Martha M Sapough Rock Hill Epsee Busbee Sullivan Wagener Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge7D Calendar6C Classifieds3D Crossword6D Cryptoquote5D Dear Abby8C Local Front7A Obituaries5A Opinions1D Sports1B Weather4A Border Incident Led To Cult Horror Wyart Opens Southside Office Park SiMTV PUBLIC LIB DEWBERRY ST S MEN S C 23801 Soccer Stadium Becomes Death Trap For 93 Fans AP Laserphoto SOCCER VICTIM A policewoman and a bystander tend to an injured fan at the Sheffield soccer stadium By The Associated Press SHEFFIELD England Crowds surg ing against a steel antiriot fence in a packed soccer stadium crushed 93 fans to death and injured at least 200 Saturday in Britains worst sports disaster police said Most of the dead some of whom were trampled after the fence collapsed were teenagers and children ambulance offi cial Michael Boyce said The crush appeared to be a result of overcrowding Reports said hundreds of fans without tickets poured through a turnstile gate behind one of the goals crushing those at the front It seemed as if it was four deep in dead bodies with people climbing over them said a survivor 22yearold Stu art McGeagh The death toll of 93 was the second highest ever among crowds watching soccer The disaster on a sunny spring day add ed to the deadly image that has attached itself in recent years to soccer in Britain which invented the game more than a century ago The disaster occurred at Hillsborough It seemed as if it was four deep in dead bodies with people climbing over them Survivor Stuart McGeagh stadium in Sheffield 150 miles north of London in the opening minutes of the En glish FA Cup semifinal between leading English league teams Liverpool and Not tingham Forest With the 54000capacity stadium al ready nearly full police opened the gate to admit about 4000 lastminute arrivals fearing that otherwise there would be trouble outside said South Yorkshire Chief Constable Peter Wright Inside the stadium five minutes after kickoff a massive surge of people pushed hundreds of spectators against a steel mesh antiriot fence that soon collapsed The purpose of opening the gate was to save peoples lives and to relieve the crush outside Wright said He said he was not aware of any connection between Please See SOCCER Page 6A Activists Target Nuclear Safety At Scoping Hearings Public Comments To Be Collected In 3City Swing By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Environmental activists say dieyll try to push nuclear safety issues to the fore front at public hearings scheduled this week and next to discuss the Savannah River Sites production reactors The Department of Energy is sponsor ing three scoping hearings Monday in Savannah Thursday in Columbia and April 28 in Aiken to collect comments on what to include in an environmental impact statement that the DOE is pre paring on the continuing operation of the reactors Department officials are inviting com ments on everything from air and water quality to socioeconomic impact Were trying to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on an action of public concern said Dick Jan sen chief of the environmental programs branch environmental division of the DOEs Savannah River Operations But DOE says it wont make comple tion of the EIS scheduled for the faU of 1990 a precondition for restarting the plants three operable production reac tors idled since last summer for wide ranging upgrades to equipment and procedures The departments position has brought it into conflict with three environmental groups who have filed suit in an effort to force just that precondition Whatever the outcome of their suit the groups representatives promise to use the hearings to comment on socalled re start issues including the condition of reactor components and to try to get such points included in the EIS Mondays hearing is at the De Soto Hil ton 15 East Liberty Street Savannah The second hearing is Thursday April 20 in Columbia at the Sheraton Hotel 2100 Bush River Road at Interstate 20 The last one is Friday April 28 at H Odell Weeks Activities Center 1700 Whis key Road Aiken All three hearings include morning ses sions starting at 9 and night sessions starting at 7 I think theres going to be a good deal of interest said Frances Close Hart of the Columbiabased Energy Research Foiindation one of the groups that filed the suit Ms Hart predicted comments from many of the same people who took the DOE to task last fall during scoping hear ings on the proposed new production re actor The DOE wants to build that billion facility over the next decade at Please See ACTIVISTS Page 6A Freshly Minted Budget Criticized As Soothing Political Headaches By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The fiscal 1990 bud get pact between President Bush and Congress produced in weeks of highlev el bargaining and praised as a lofty suc cess by its authors is already coming under fire These critics see the plan as a failure that soothes a political headache for law makers and the president while taking only a fainthearted whack at the govern ments fiscal malaise By its own reckoning the deal whittles the troublesome federal deficit to billion just within the billion target required by the GrammRudman deficit reduction law And in the highoctane politics of the trillion budget in which protract ed pitched battles between Democrats and Republicans are waged over the tini est fractions of overall spending an agreement of any kind is indisputably a major plus The most significant aspect of this agreement is its existence and that is no small accomplishment Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell DMaine said at the Rose Garden ceremony at which Bush and congressional leaders an nounced the accord Please See FRESHLY Page 6A Gershwin Tunes Crowning Touch For Miss Aiken County Of 1990 By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Powerful piano playing helped propel a determined nursing student to the title of Miss Aiken County 1990 on Saturday night Melanie Simmons of Aiken captured the crown from a field of 12 contestants who danced sang or played instruments for a capacity audience at Midland Val ley High School Miss Simmons daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Simmons and a freshman at USC Aiken won over the panel of five judges with her wellpracticed medley of tunes by the American composer George Gershwin She now begins a year of training that culminates in next years Miss South Car olina pageant a preliminary to the Miss America competition I was really shocked This pageant displayed great talent and great competi tion Miss Simmons said as friends and relatives congratulated her backstage af ter the competition Please See GERSHWIN Page 6A Staff Photo By Scott Webster QUEEN Stale pageant next stop for Melanie Simmons Staff Photo By Scott Webster COME ON IN The home of Mr and Mrs Jerry Waters at 239 Newberry St is one of those on the St Thaddeus Tour of Homes which concludes today Please see story on Page 7A   

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