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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 8, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Baseball Season Ends For Pacers Page 7A A Quick Read Reagan May Join Rushmore Immortals States News Service WASHINGTON The Reagan years already deeply etched in Americas memory may soon make an even more permanent mark on Black Hills South Dakota stone In search of just the right tribute to their departed leader US con servatives are pushing a plan to add former Presi dent Ronald Rea Igan to the presi dential lineup at the Mount Rush more National Memorial The reputed mastermind of the scheme which would place a 60foot granite Reagan head alongside Black Hill fixtures George Washing ton Abraham Lincoln Thomas Jef ferson and Theodore Roosevelt is R Emmett Tyrrell Jr editorinchief of the conservative American Spectator Tyrrell last year presented a re portedly enthusiastic Reagan with an artists rendering of the new un proved Rushmore and said he plans to broach the matter soon with Presi dent George Bush Archie Cartoonists Classmates Reunite HAVERHILL Mass AP Nearly a half century has passed since Archie artist Bob Montana hung out at The Chocolate Shop drawing cartoons on napkins and gossiping with classmates who would later inspire Veronica Betty and company But those days didnt seem very far away as the Haverhill High School Class of 1940 met Sunday for the opening of an exhibit on Archie recalling their mischieyious youth and how it was captured in the comic strip adventures of frecklefaced Ar chie Andrews and his hapless mates Jug head and Moose REAGAN Weather Increasing Clouds Increasing cloudiness is forecast tonight with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms and a low in the 50s Cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms and a high in the mid 70s Please see details on Page 10A Deaths Helen B Adams Aiken Hilda M Clarke Hampton Ra Elbert Cotton Winnsboro Argene Dominy Baxley Ga Leila B Fulmer Clarksville Tenn Robert W Geter Bath Elizabeth F Gilliam Aiken Lucy Lee Belvedere William A Marsh Belvedere John M Parish Beech Island Gladys M Rushton Warrenville John Ryans Edgefield Mrs Demaris A Trowell Luray Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Page2A Cult Leader Ordered His Own Death Bridge6B Calendar10A Classifieds4B Comics3B Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B DearAbby3B Lewis Grizzard3A Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports7A Television3B Weather10A Page IB Trial Begins In Dominos Slayings AIKEN COUNTY PtBUC 435 NEVVBERRY ST S IKEN S C 2880 Vol 122 No 110 Aiken SC GOP To Gain In 91 Remap By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Redrawing the states House and Senate districts in 1991 may give Aiken Countys and South Caroli nas Republican Party its biggest boost in years two state political scientists say A year after the 1990 census is com pleted the Legislature will meet to reap portion the districts By then South Car olinas 20year transition to a General Assembly dominated by metrosubur ban members rather than ruralsmall town lawmakers could be complete Census data and population projec tions by the state Budget and Control Board show that South Carolinas growth in the 1980s has been largely in those counties where Republicans have emerged either as a solid contender or the dominant party Earl Black a Democrat and a politi cal scientist at the University of South Carolina said that 1991 redistricting gives the Republicans their best oppor tunity for a big leap forward that theyve ever had The 15 counties where the GOP has had its greatest success in the 1980s in Statehouse and courthouse elections are expected to account for 81 percent of the decades population growth or a pro jected 404363 out of 501263 The counties are Aiken Anderson Beaufort Berkeley Charleston Dor chester Georgetown Greenville Horry Lexington Oconee Pickcns Richland Spartanburg and York RACING TO THE TITLE Kenny McLean center of Point ClearThorndale races toward the goal with several Ivanhoe players during Sundays final of the Cup of Staff Photo By Scott Webster Aiken polo tournament at Whitney Field For coverage of the annual event please see Page 7A Heading Home With Computer Fixed Atlantis Streaks Toward Landing In California By The Associated Press SPACE CENTER Houston Atlantis streaked toward a landing in the Califor nia desert today after the astronauts re placed one of the shuttles main comput ers which failed during the missions last full day in space Although the problem posed no threat to the flight ground controllers decided to take no chances for todays reentry and touchdown and asked the astronauts to install a spare computer We just dont have the confidence to run with it for entry flight director Ron Dittemore said After the repair job the five astronauts began stowing their gear in preparation for todays fiery dash through the Earths atmosphere and landing at Edwards Air Force Base Calif The touchdown in the Mojave Desert was scheduled for pm EDT and the forecast called for fa vorable weather The computer problem was the only glitch reported during the fourday mis sion whose primary task was the deploy ment of the Magellan robot probe to Venus Crew members dropped their other work Sunday to concentrate on the hour computer installation opting to go to sleep an hour later to finish the task We have completed the IFM inflight Atlantis Commander David Walker radioed to Mission Control A relatively small crowd of 100000 was expected at the landing site because it is on a weekday That means the states other 31 coun ties will share the remaining 19 percent of the population growth an estimated 96900 people There is some bleeding going on in the Democratic Party in this state said Van Hipp state Republican Party chairman Those growth counties are where weve had our greatest growth Donald Aiesi a Furman University Please See AIKEN Page 10A East Coast Relapses Into Winter Aiken Low Breaks Record Set In 58 From Staff And Wire Reports A May storm dumped nearly a foot of snow on parts of the East and left mara thon runners in Pittsburgh battling rain wind and snow flurries The South mean while dealt with the aftermath of storms that killed 23 people And like the rest of the East Coast summerlike weather disappeared in Ai ken Sunday with temperatures dropped to low of 36 degrees at am break ing the record 42 degrees for the date in 1958 But temperatures will warm today un der mostly sunny skies giving Aiken a high in the mid70s and a low in the 50s Clouds will increase tonight with a 30 percent chance of rain and thunder storms There will be a 60 percent chance of rain Tuesday with a high in the 70s and a low in the 50s Snow was falling in western New York early today breaking 80yearold records for this time of year In Ohio snow fell in Cincinnati on Sunday for the first time in May in nearly a century Frost and freeze advisories extended over Michigan to South Carolina today The waters of the James River in Vir ginia overflowed their banks and flooding was reported today in Richmond the ef fects of a tornadolaced storm system that swept across the South beginning Thursday night In all the thunderstorms and torna does were blamed for the deaths of seven people in Texas five in Virginia five in North Carolina three in Louisiana two in South Carolina and one in Oklahoma More than 100 people were injured We survived the tornado of 89 said Ben Williamson who waited out the storm in the cellar of his 160yearold house in North Carolinas Davie County I heard everyone talking about the roar ing of the freight train Then I heard it If you hear that sound you get right with Please See EAST Page IDA Both Sides Claim Win In Panama By The Associated Press PANAMA CITY leaders called for a massive march today to protest the alleged theft by Gen Anto nio Manuel Noriegas forces of a presi dential election they claimed their candi date won decisively The government also claimed victory in Sundays largely peaceful balloting though official results had not yet been released Turnout was high and many people had to wait in line several hours to cast bal lots for president two vice presidents and the National Assembly in what was considered a referendum on Noriegas hold on power The opposition claimed that the 15000 strong Defense Forces which Noriega heads had perpetrated widespread fraud with many soldiers voting more than once Some foreign observers re ported irregularities Panamanian Election Results of exit polls during Presidential balloting of May 7 1989 Governing coalitions tally Carlos Duque GuiHenno Endara 447 Oppositions tally Carlos Duque Gulllermo Endara 651 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Governing coalitions poll included 18136 votefs oppositions poll included 1022 voters Minor candidates Governing eoafffcns tally oppositions tally AP Despite all the irregularities the op position has triumphed opposition pres idential candidate Guillermo Endara told a news conference Sunday night He claimed to have won by a 2tol margin Please See BOTH Page 10A Baker Not Prepared To Call For Summit On Moscow Trip By The Associated Press WASHINGTON On his first Soviet trip Secretary of State James A Baker m will ask for cooperation in the Middle East Central America and other trouble spots and steer clear of preparations for a superpower summit meeting until the results are in Despite several steps by Mikhail S Gorbachev to lower tensions Baker starts out today on his first visit to Moscow skep tical that the Soviet leaders actions are in line with Gorba chevs new thinking Baker has publicly questioned for inBAKER stance whether reductions in troops and defense spending announced by Gorba chev have done much to offset Warsaw Pact edges in some military categories in Europe Two of Bakers closest aides briefing reporters before his takeoff for Finland said he would discuss a summit meeting with Gorbachev and Foreign Minister Eduard A Shevardnadze only if they raised the subject If there are reasons to have such a summit then we would certainly be pleased to have one said one aide speaking on condition of anonymity But prospects for a meeting between President Bush and Gorbachev depend on progress in several areas the US officials said They said Baker wants Soviet cooper ation in Central America and the Middle East in combating terrorism and in slowing the proliferation of ballistic mis siles The officials left unclear how much had to be accomplished before Bush would consent to a superpower summit The presidents past position is that one should not meet just for the sake of meeting but rather one should have par ticular topics that are ripe for heads of government to engage in an aide said   

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