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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside Weather Clear Skies Cooler Clear skies and cooler weather are forecast tonight with a low in the mid 40s Mostly sunny skies are forecast Wednesday with a high in the upper 70s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Clifford W Blount Augusta James D Carter Rockwell NC Pernell E Gary North Augusta Edward M Mobley Edgefield Archie L Wallace Jr Sumter Lewis Williams Jr Dinwiddie Va Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today BridgeSB Calendar10A Classifieds3B Comics2B Crossword 6B Cryptoquote4B Dear Abby2B Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Television2B Weather6A Page 2A MIT Workers Cause Productivity Lag Page IB SRS KReactor Parts To Be Replaced May Day Riots In West Berlin Page 2A A Quick Read Arafat Aide Wounded In Lebanon Ambush SIDON Lebanon AP Issam Salem the PLOs senior official in Lebanon was shot and seriously wounded today in an ambush in this southern port city police said PLO officials in Paris with Pales tine Liberation Organization chair man Yasser Arafat said Salem was killed in the attack The source of their information was not immedi ately known In Sidon 25 miles south of Beirut police said Salem was driving along Fakhreddin Street when masked gunmen raked his car with gunfire at pm Salem is wounded in the head His chances of survival are very slim said a police spokesman who cannot be identified under standing rules Salem was rushed to Hammoud Hospital the spokesman said adding police had no clue to the identity or motive of the gunmen On Saturday Zeid Wehbi the offi cial spokesman in Lebanon for Ara fats Fatah guerrilla faction escaped assassination when a rocketpro pelled grenade was fired at his Sidon home Two passersby were wounded by shrapnel in the attack police said Denver Abolishes LivinglnSin Law DENVER AP It still may be living in sin but unrelated people can live together throughout Denver after City Council revoked a law that had caused years of controversy and forced some to carry marriage certificates The council late Monday voted 76 to abolish the law that had covered more than half the city There are no longer any zoning districts where two people cannot live together said Councilwoman Cathy Reynolds who worked to change the ordinance since she was first elected in 1975 Im delighted Couneilwoman Mary DeGroot also voted to abolish the law Zoning I believe should be used to determine land use and density but not relationships she said uesday May 21989 Aiken South Carolina STORM DAMAGE Contents of mobile home lie strewn across the field According to witnesses high winds spun the mobile home around with children Clarence Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth Williams 11 and Andre Reed 8 inside until it blew up in the air Children Survive Tumbling Ride By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer WILUSTON Clarence Duke Wil liams 11 and Andre Reed 8 can lay claim today to being the luckiest children inAmerica The Williston youngsters were taken for a wild tumbling ride in a mobile home late Monday by a tornado that a witness said spun it the mobile home around until it blew up in the air When the wreckage hit the ground Derrick Moody who fives next door said the children picked themselves up from the debris and ran for shelter at a nearby house They were inside playing when it came said Moody We saw it the mo bile home blow up The mobile home was snatched from a tiny plot of ground between the Moody residence and another The Moody home didnt lose a shingle while the other houses carport was broken down Moody said the two shaken boys were taken to the Barnwell hospital for treat ment He added they did not appear to be School Goes On At New Ellenton Roof Is Missing By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer NEW ELLENTON Aiken County school officials were to bold classes to day in New Ellenton Middle School al though a tornado late Monday snatched the roofs off the kitchen dining ball band room and four classrooms The twister which did not injure any one struck shortly before 6 pm At about the same time another tornado cut a path of destruction through Willis ton 20 miles to tbe east In Williston mat storm injured about nine people The New Ellenton blast was limited to a smaller area and hurt no one Please See SCHOOL Page MA seriously hurt Besides those two others who credited their survival to a miracle were Mary Alice Mundy her daughter Amanda Youngblood and twoyearold grandson Donald Ray Youngblood along with Mary Jines Mrs Mundy Mrs Youngblood and the toddler huddled in a bedroom as the tor nado picked up a mobile home carried it over their Marcia Street home and shred ded and scattered it in nearby woods Please See CHILDREN Page IDA With Shuttle Fixed Countdown Resumes By The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Electric ity flowed into Atlantis today beginning a new countdown toward a Thursday af ternoon blastoff after crews fixed fuel system problems that caused a lastmin ute launch postponement The shuttle is to carry into space five astronauts who are to propel a robot spacecraft to explore the planet Venus The countdown began on time at 8 am when a test director summoned the launch team to work stations NASA said the new launch plan was optimistic but officials were confident enough to move ahead Liftoff was scheduled for pm Thursday with the 64minute launch op portunity extending until pm The countdown which normally lasts more than three days is being com pressed by 24 hours this time by eliminat ing some work done in the first count that need not be repeated The astronauts who had returned to their training base in Houston after the scrub were to fly back here late today after a practice session in a shuttle simulator Commanding the mission is David Walker The pilot is Ron Grabe and the mission specialists are Mary Cleave Mark Lee and Norman Thagard Lee is the only one who has not flown a previous shuttle flight Scientists monitoring the Magellan spacecraft in Atlantis cargo bay report ed it was healthy The astronauts are to release the million probe toward Ve nus to map the planets cloudveiled surface The two bad parts that forced Fridays postponement were a hydrogen fuel pump that shortcircuited and a 4inch diameter fuel line that sprung a small leak Small metal particles found in the pump may have caused the shortcircuit the National Aeronautics and Space Ad ministration said The speedy fashion in which the parts were replaced prompted the agency to set a Thursday launch date Vol 122 No 105 SC Faces In New Taxes Senator Says House Left Out Necessities By The Associated Press COLUMBIA When people turn to him to ask where their promised tax roll backs went Sen James man of the Senate Finance Committee that just eliminated the cuts will be ready Waddell said Monday evening after committee approval of the billion state budget hell point them to some million in state necessities the House did not address when it passed its version of the bill in late March Included among those are funding for the Department of Mental Health De partment of Mental Retardation and the Department of Corrections he said The House just took the position that well we dont have the money so we arent going to do it the Beaufort Demo crat said Instead the Senate committee took the million the House had directed to ward tax relief spent it and endorsed at least million in tax increases to fund programs including the purchase of two supercomputers for the University of South Carolina and Clemson University All in all the plan now headed to the full Senate spends million more than the House version The Senate committees version now goes to the full Senate where debate on it is expected to begin next week House and Senate conferees will have to resolve differences and the final version must be approved by Gov Carroll Campbell be fore the budget can take effect on July 1 About million of the tax increases would come through increases in a state gas tax and the taxing of longdistance telephone calls expected to bring in about million An increase in taxes on wine and liquor saleo would generate another million a year to fund the purchase and operation of the supercomputers The tax increases stemmed from the committees two senior members Sens John Lindsay DBennettsville and Waddell DBeaufort who put forth a list of some million in socalled revenue enhancers to help balance the state budget The full committee had asked the two to come up with a plan to help balance the budget The proposal to pay for the universi ties purchases drew stinging criticism Monday from state Commissioner on Higher Education Fred Shebeen Shebeen whose commission oversees the states 31 institutions of higher learn ing said the proposal could hurt faculty salaries and increase tuition and student fees by siphoning money to the states larger schools that could have gone to other smaller state institutions When the elephants dance the little creatures get stomped Shebeen said Nevertheless the committee voted 143 to support Lindsays view that the power ful new computers would help attract in dustry to the state The universities last week pitched a plan to the committee that would split financing for the supercomputers be tween state money and private fundrais ing efforts Survey Finds AIDS Crisis Is Boosting Sex Education By The Associated Press NEW YORK The AIDS crisis is giv ing a boost to sex education but is also crowding other critical sexual topics out of the curriculum concluded a nation wide survey released today Forty states either support or require sex education said the study conducted by the Alan Guttmacher Institute But it concluded that the current crisis orien tation spawned by concern over AIDS has led educators to stress the negative outcomes of sex while often neglecting other important issues such as pregnan cy prevention Thus while birth control is dealt with by most school districts it is usually from the standpoint of disease rather than pregnancy prevention according to the report Support for sex education is strong Nt only does a large majority of the American public support it but so do most state education agencies and large school districts said the study Risk and Responsibility Teaching Sex Educa tion in Americas Schools Today The study funded primarily by the Carnegie Corp of New York exam ined teaching policies and methods in grades 712 The findings were published in amily Planning Perspectives a bi monthly publication of the Guttmacher Please See SURVEY Page 10A AIDS Video Tapes Texts Chosen For 1990 Curriculum In Aiken Schools By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer A local committee that reviews and selects health and sex education materi als for Aiken County middle and high schools chose AIDS video tapes and texts Monday night for next years curriculum The 13member Aiken County Com prehensive Health Education CHE Ad visory Committee was appointed by the school board last year to investigate ma terials that fulfill the requirements of the CHE Act passed in 1989 The com mittee makes its selections and recom mends them to the Aiken County Board of Education for approval The CHE Act requires that certain health and sex education components be taught to middle and high school stu dents beginning next year As part of the comprehensive health program the advisory committee was required to choose from a variety of vid eo tapes and texts that teach about the deadly virus AIDS The committee voted for two video tapes for the high school level A Letter for Bryan and AIDS Questions and An swers by the American Red Cross The videos for instruction at the middle school level included What Everyone Needs To Know by Churchill Films and Live and Learn by TeenAid Please See AIDS Page IDA   

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