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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Injury Benches Jose Canseco Page 8A A Quick Read Coke User Report May Undercut Fight SAN FRANCISCO AP Adult cocaine abusers told interviewers they averaged nearly seven years of use without drugrelated problems a honeymoon period that might un dercut warnings to adolescents about the drug a researcher says For some it may not be helpful to say coke is going to get you when they see adults day after day whove been using cocaine for years who arent in trouble yet said psychia trist Anne Kolar But her study also found evidence that young people reach their first negative experience with cocaine sooner The study by Kolar and colleagues at the Addiction Research Center in Baltimore was presented Monday at the American Psychiatric Associa tions annual meeting 6 Sailors Killed In Fire Aboard USShip WASHINGTON AP Siz sailors were killed and five were injured to day when fire broke out aboard a US Navy combat supply ship in the South China Sea a Navy spokeswom an said It appeared to be a fuel leak the spokeswoman said declining to be identified The ship was identified as the USS White Plains which normal ly carries a crew of about 428 officers and enlisted men The spokeswoman said the fire broke out at 2 am EDT in the main engine spaces while conducting op erations at an undetermined loca tion in the South China Sea She said the five injured were evacuated by helicopter to the USS Sacramento According to Janes Fighting Ships the White Plains is 581 feet long and displaces 9400 tons It was commissioned Nov 23 1968 Weather Rain To Continue A 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms is forecast tonight with a low in the 50s Considerable cloudiness is forecast Wednesday with a 40 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms The high will be in the mid 70s Please see details on PagellA Deaths Jettie P Chalk Aiken David L Cushman Augusta Willard E Evans Pamplico Gwendolyn B Johnson New Ellenton Lillian Mitchem Kings Mountain NC Mary A Quiller Aiken Anna D Ruczko North Augusta Boyd R Scott Buffalo Edward A Strom Aiken Please see details on Page 11 A Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar10B Classifieds5B Comics4B Crossword8B Cryptoquote6B DearAbby4B Local Front18 Obituaries11A Opinions6A Sports8A Television4B Weather11A PageZA Agent Orange Claims To Be Reopened Jury Selection Continues In Sims Trial AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ST S W 298C1 South Carolina Woodward Project Wins Council OK Protesters Defeated In Debate By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aiken Associates was given a green light for construction of a 152unit apart ment complex and won approval for a subdivision plat Monday night ending a debate before Aiken City Coun cil over the controversial southside development City Council by a vote of W approved the site and landscape plans for The Colo ny apartments then passed on a 51 vote the city planning commissions recom mendation that the subdivision plat be approved Councilman Frederick B Cavanaugh Jr was the dissenter on the subdivison approval for the 59acre Woodward Tract The votes followed lengthy arguments against the development with neighbors of the Whiskey Road property asking the council to kill the project outright or de lay approval to seek adjustments in construction After the verbal skirmishing ended Councilman Lessie B Price attempted to soothe feelings by noting the developers had gone back and redrawn the devel opments plans in an effort to satisfy the complainants Mrs Price then called on the protesters and developers to develop a mutual trust saying that was in the best interests of the city taxpayers and developers But her peacemaking efforts failed to head off an exchange between BD Pete Kuhn of Whitney Drive and Coun cilman Ronald A Maxwell Kuhn criticizing failure to notify resi dents about the development and claim ing taxpayers didnt have sufficient in put was chided by Councilman Maxwell for interrupting Mayor H Odell Weeks The mayor was attempting to reassure everyone that the project would be done in a responsible way when the exchange Please See WOODWARD Page 12A Scientist Claims Report Doctored Forced To Retract Greenhouse Warning Staff Photo By Scott Webster GROWTH SPURT With West Martintown Road pretty well developed the stretch of Highway 25 between North Augusta and Belvedere is enjoying a spurt in growth Cruisers is one of the latest to locate in the area For the story see Page 1 B By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Bush ad ministration faces the congressio nal equivalent of World War ffl if it retaliates against a top NASA scientist who said the Office of Management and Budget doctored his testimony on global warming a Senate panel chairman says Presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater meantime called the practice of alterations routine and said changes were made by a bud get official four or five levels down from the top Dr James Hansen on Monday told senators that OMB forced him to contradict within his own pre pared statement his finding that a buildup of greenhouse effect gases would increase the likelihood of drought Sen Albert Gore Jr praised Hansen for speaking out at the Sen ate hearing and warned that if ad ministration officials attempt any kind of retribution in return for candor they will have on their hands the congressional equivalent of World Warm But Fitzwater said the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis tration scientist was free to ex press his own views in answering committee questions Hes never been muzzled the spokesman insisted Hes free to say whatever he wants In testimony before Gores sci ence subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Science and Transpor tation Committee Hansen said he wouldnt object to a policy review by OMB But he added I dont Please See SCIENTIST Page 12A Japan Asks HBomb Explanation By The Associated Press TOKYO Japan has formally asked the United States to explain a 1965 acci dent in which a US carrier lost a hydro gen bomb in the Pacific near a Japanese island while bound for a Japanese port officials said today This happened in international waters so we have no right to make a loud de mand said a senior Foreign Ministry official who declined to be named We are just asking the United States to give us an explanation Japanese opposition politicians and cit izens groups claim the US government covered up the accident Japan is the only country ever attacked with nuclear weapons and popular sentiment is strongly against nuclear arms The bomb was aboard an A4 Skyhawk jet that fell off the carrier Ticonderoga about 80 miles from a small island in Ja pans Ryukyu chain and 200 miles east of the heavily populated island of Okinawa a US military spokesman in Japan said The carrier was on its way from Viet nam to the Japanese port of Yokosuka and the planes pilot was killed in the accident After a report in the current issue of Newsweek magazine raised the issue Ja pan asked Monday for a US explanation We are interested and concerned about the the Foreign Minis try official said Other officials said Japans govern ment does not know the location and con dition of the B43 bomb and there had been no discussions with the United States about how to deal with it The magazine report quoting nuclear expert William Arkin of the Washington based Institute for Policy Studies said the US Navy kept the incident secret until a 1981 Pentagon report that listed accidents involving nuclear weapons But at the time of the 1981 report the United States did not bring it to our at tention said the Foreign Ministry offi cial The report said only that the acci dent occurred 500 miles from the Asian mainland AP Carter Says Vote Rigged By Noriega By The Associated Press PANAMA CITY Panama Foreign observers accused Gen Manuel Antonio Noriegas men of stealing the presiden tial election and more than 15000 protest ers took to the streets in a demonstration broken up by gunfire I hope there will be a worldwide out cry against this dictator stealing the elec tion from his own people said former President Jimmy Carter an invited observer He said voting records stolen Sunday night and early Monday by forces loyal to Noriega were substituted with bogus re placements not signed by opposition par ty members Official results had yet to be released Sundays vote was considered a refer endum on Noriega Panamas de facto leader and chief of the 15000strong De fense Forces The United States has been trying to oust him for more than a year Please See CARTER Page 12A AP Laserphoto PANAMA MARCHER Chanting Justice a demonstrator marches in protest to progovernment party claims of victory Wilson Given Death Penalty In Shootings By The Associated Press GREENWOOD James Wilson who admitted to killing two school children and wounding nine other people during a shooting spree at an elementary school last fall was sen tenced today to die in the electric chair Circuit Judge James Moore sen tenced Wilson to death 12 days after accepting the 20yearold Greenwood mans plea of guilty but mentally ill in connection with the Sept 26 shoot ing spree at Greenwoods Oakland Elementary School Moore also sentenced Wilson to 155 years in prison to be served consecu tively on eight counts of aggravated assault one count of assault and bat tery and one count of carrying a weapon onto school grounds When asked if he would like to speak after being sentenced Wilson replied I have nothing to say Moore set an execution date for Aug 30 but Wilsons case will auto matically be appealed   

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