Aiken Standard, May 1, 1989

Aiken Standard

May 01, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 1, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Inside Washingtons 200th Year Page 3A A Quick Read Partying Carries Fraternity Price PULLMAN Wash AP Scott Leffel straddled a motor scooter be hind the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house and reflected on a future prerequi site for fraternity parties at Wash ington State University good grades Im not loo happy with it actual ly said Leffel a sophomore It seems like the university is contin ually working against us rather than with us But the no grades no parties rule that will take effect next year wasnt the brainstorm of a scheming college dean trying to rid the campus of an Animal House The Greeks often considered syn onymous with parties imposed this rule on themselves to bolster their image and academic standing Charleston Lawyer Named Top Mother SPOKANE Wash AP When Charleston SC lawyer Nancy Hawk was chosen as 1989 National Mother of the Year she didnt know that five of her nine children were present The 66yearold grandmother of 19 won the national award presented by American Mothers Inc over 35 other mothers at the annual conven tion of the organization Sunday Her daughter Margaret Hare said that Mrs Hawk was shocked twice first when learning that she had won and then seeing her children She was overwhelmed because she had no idea that she would win after hearing what all the other wom en had done said Mrs Hare According to American Mothers spokesman Louise Cimino the award goes to the mother who is shown to be successful through the achievements of her children is an active member of a religious body and is courageous patient and cheerful Weather Showers Likely A 50 percent chance of showers is forecast tonight with a low in the low 60s Decreasing cloudiness is fore cast Tuesday with a high near 80 Please see details on Page 5A Deaths Sue W Ayers Clarksville Va Abraham Floyd Aiken Walter M McCravy Bath Emory H Rhoden Johnston Clarence A Umphrey North Augusta Robert Lee Williams Aiken Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar8B Classifieds4B Comics3B Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B DearAbby3B Lewis Grizzard3A Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports7A Television2B Weather5A Page 2A Gunman Kills One In Shooting Spree Page 1B Lobsters Ready For Saturdays Races ill utl v Vol 122 No 104 Son Of EIA Heads For House Action By The Associated Press COLUMBIA A followup to the land mark Education Improvement Act heads to the House floor this week giving law makers the chance to reaffirm their be lief that education reform is vital to the success of South Carolina a key com mittee chairman says The House Education and Public Works Committee last week approved a fiveyear plan that maps the reform movement into the 1990s The legislation known formally as Target 2000 School Reform for the Next Decade and informally as Son of the logical progres sion from the landmark education act passed by the General Assembly in 1984 committee chairman Rep David Beasley said The full House probably will vote on the bill this week said Beasley DHartsville I dont think in general perspective there will be problems he said al though some House members might con test specific provisions The measure targets atrisk youths by establishing dropout prevention pro grams It also proposes ways to have stu dents think more analytically and sup ports innovations in teaching The bill also advocates a greater role for art education supports increased funding for remedial and compensatory programs and stresses the need for early childhood development programs Some of the programs are new others expand upon ones implemented under the EIA In most states education reform usu ally fizzles out after two years Beasley said South Carolina is going to be I think making national headway because of EIA and Target 2000 theres tremen dous momentum and intense support for Were saying we think education is Staff Photo By Scon Webster SHARING THE SUN A pair of boaters share Langley With temperatures edging up daily it could be winters Pond with three geese on a warm Sunday afternoon gone and summer is finally approaching KohlThatcher Still Far Apart In Arms Talks By The Associated Press DEIDESHEIM West Germany Af ter discussing West Germanys demand for early talks on cuts in shortrange nu clear weapons Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain remained firmly divided on what has become a major NATO dispute Both leaders reported making little progress during an afternoon of talks Sunday on an issue that has split the alli ance describing their talks as frank and intensive Kohl assured Mrs Thatcher of his countrys firm allegiance to NATO whose leaders meet in Brussels at the end of the month for a summit The West German leaders call last week for prompt superpower negotia tions on shortrange nuclear weapons has placed him in a battle of wills with Mrs Thatcher and President Bush We still have quite a lot of work to AP Laserphoto JOVIAL START Helmut Kohl and Margaret Thatcher seem jovial as disarmament talks get under way do Kohl told reporters during a joint news conference with Mrs Thatcher af ter Sundays talks in this village west of the Rhine River city of Mannheim However Kohl said he thought the is sue could be worked out before the Brus Please See KOHL Page 6A Electricity Northeast Thirsts Rest Drown By The Associated Press WASHINGTON As the Northeast sweats out the prospect of another sum mer of electricity shortages much of the rest of the country is nearly drowning in power Government and industry officials say utilities in New England and New York may be forced to impose brownouts or brief periods of reduced voltage if this summer brings a heat wave as intense as last years A power glut in other areas mean while is creating problems of a different sort Public Service Co of New Mexico is drowning in surplus power Earlier this month state regulators in effect penal J ized the utility for having invested in power projects that today are not needed The utility facing financial peril stopped paying dividends on its stock We still stand in a very precarious state says Rick Brinneman a Public Service spokesman The disparate power supplies raises a question of growing urgency Why cant regions with too much power sendtheir surplus to areas with shortages The answer lies in the fragmented na ture of Americas electric power grid While it is physically possible to trans fer power from one area to another and it is done regularly between some Western states there is no nationally integrated transmission system and no master plan for relieving regional bottlenecks Ashley Brown a member of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission calls the na tions inability to balance its regional power needs a travesty If you came from Mars and looked at the New England states and at the Midwest which we can say charitably is endowed with no shortage of capacity and you saw that we cant get power from one place to another there is no logical explanation for that he told a meeting of state utility regulators Some officials say the Northeasts pow er squeeze may be even more severe in a Please See ELECTRICITY Page 6A still the top priority and is vital to the success of South Carolina The bills supporters sought about million for programs beginning in the 198990 school year But the budget bill approved by the House and sent to the Senate cut the level of funding to million The cost of the fiveyear re forms if funded in full is estimated at million to million Sidney B Cooper Jr deputy superin tendent for instruction at the state De partment of Education said Target 2000 keeps reform alive and viable and Please See SON Page 6A Insurance Reforms Doubted By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Automobile insurance reform talk is cheap but it wont make rates any less expensive insurance in dustry representatives dissatisfied with the General Assemblys reform pace say I dont think they can significantly lower rates and keep them down Every body is just talking said Gerald D Jen nings president of CollierJennings an independent insurance agency in North Augusta Everybody is trying to flash num bers said Thomas Salane a lobbyist for the 17ftmember American Insurance As sociation But I havent heard any num bers I believe Lets wait to se what is passed and then take it with a grain of salt Nevertheless the issue continues to oc cupy an inordinate amount of lawmak ers time In the biggest reform effort since South Carolina made car insurance mandatory 15 years ago the House has considered Please See INSURANCE Page 6A Solon Eyes Abortion Rule Effect By The Associated Press COLUMBIA A special session of the South Carolina General Assent bly could cost more than bat state Rep Mike Fair says it may be necessary if the US Supreme Court rules states can impose greater re strictions on abortions Of course it would be expen sive Fair said But its important enough to me Fair RGreenvflle says he wfll in troduce a resolution Tuesday asking Gov Carroll Campbell to call a spe cial session of the Legislature if the court overturns its landmark 1973 de cision in Roe vs Wade granting women the right to abortion or im poses further restrictions The court last week heard argu ments on a challenge to a Missouri law that restricted the use of public facilities for abortion and declared that human life begins at conception The court is expected to rule before July 1 on the Missouri case Legislators would receive no addi tional salary for the session but each would receive a per diem allowance of per day for the length of the session In addition members could re ceive Zl cents per mile for their trav el to and from Columbia Fair predicted such a session would last three days which would put the per diem tab for 171 legisla tors at nearly The mileage tab plus any extra costs for security and employees that normally work only during the regu lar fivemonth session would be add ed to that Please See SOLON Page A ;