Aiken Standard, May 15, 1989

Aiken Standard

May 15, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 15, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Inside Page2A IUS Says Bomb Dissolved Harmlessly SC Executives Among Highest Paid Michael Jordan Bulls Lakers Score Victories Page 7A A Quick Read Mother Celebrates Holiday In Elevator NEW YORK AP A woman who spent much of Mothers Day trapped alone in an elevator said she knew help was on the way when she heard her 15yearold sons voice Im laying down in the elevator crying and crying and I hear this little voice saying Mommy mommy mommy When you hear a kids voice Mommy on Mothers Day you thank God Debby Metz said from her hospital bed Ms Metz 39 was rescued Sunday from the elevator where she had been trapped for 21 hours after going out Saturday with her twin sister Gerry who always treats her to a preMothers Day dinner At the restaurant Ms Metz devel oped a headache and stepped out to get an aspirin from her office a block away When the elevator door in the of fice building closed the light shut off and the lift failed to move Ms Metz said she bloodied her knuckles pushing the emergency bell and broke her watchband banging on the door Im going up in the elevator to get an aspirin because I have a headache and then I have to listen to this alarm for 20 hours she said She cried exercised prayed tried to contact her sister with ESP and finally used up about 50 business cards writing out my will because she had no paper Then I started to go back to cry ing she said Weather Cooler Tonight Fair skies and cooler weather are forecast tonight with a low in the mid 50s Tuesdays skies will be mostly sunny and the high will reach into the low 80s Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Sybil Baughrnan Graniteville James M Beverly North Augusta Ruth S Crafton Langley James R Dempsey Grovetown Ga Eunice Dent Augusta Mildred S Fernandez North Augusta Helen H Jensen Aiken Beatrice P Key Langley Clinton Lockhart Bronx NY Horace McLain Blackville Alex P Miles Aiken Marion C Williams Newark NJ Lucy K Wilson Lexington Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today BridgeSB Calendar78 Classifieds3B Comics2B Crossword6B Cryptoquote4B DearAbby2B Lewis Grizzard3A Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Television2B Weather6A COUNTY PUBLIC Ll 435 NEWBERRY ST S W AIKEN Monday May 15v 1989 Carolina Vol 122 No 116 Barrage Of Abortion Legislation Likely By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Three Aiken County Koisse members expect a flurry of legislative activity if the US Supreme Court modifies the con troversial Roe vs Wade abortion deci sion of 1973 but are uncertain what kinds of bills could arise in the General Assembly Roe vs Wade which says women have a constitutional right to seek abortion without fear of government intervention has been under attack by fundamentalist religious groups and others since the high court handed down the opinion Now it is back before the court in a Missouri case formulated on precepts that slates can forbid using public funds to finance abortions and can require doc tors to determine if a fetus is a viable human being before abortion can be done The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a ruling on the Missouri petition sometime this summer Aiken House members agree that any change in Roe vs Wade from outright rejection of the 1973 ruling to the slightest modification is likely to unleash a bar rage of legislation because the abortion issue is one of the most sensitive to hit the General Assembly in years Aiken Rep Irene K Rudnick Dfll said regardless of what the court does she is opposed to calling a special session of the legislature since it would cost the taxpayers more than At least one House member has sug gested a special session after the court ruling comes down But Rep Rudnick said that kind of expense cannot be justi fied no matter how quickly legislators want to get to the issue Concerning the possibility of a special session Rep Charles R Sharpe R86 of Wagener said I cannot say exactly what is going to happen But like Rep Rudnick he indicated the matter could be handled in the 1990 session and theres no need for haste Rep James Roland Smith D84 of Langley said he dreads the thought of a long battle over abortion It would be law after law amendment after amendment speech after speech and there would be a lot of things impor tant matters that need to be dealt with set aside or delayed said Rep Smith A minister Rep Smith said I think it is wrong to kill babies But he conced ed he is in no position to tell any other individual how to conduct their lives He said he can only carry a message that the Bible prohibits the taking of another per sons life See BARRAGE Page IDA AP Laserphoto REVIEWING THE TROOPS Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev center and China President Yang Shangkun left review troops at Beijings Capital Airport Monday Student Protests Disrupt Summit By The Associated Press BEIJING On the first day of a historic summit disrupted by student protests Mikhail S Gorbachev said today that the Soviet Union must share the blame for a cold war that divided the two countries for three decades Very probably we are also responsible for that period to a certain extent the Soviet leader told Chinas President Yang Shangkun Chinas leaders moved the welcoming ceremony to the air port from a central Beijing square to avoid a confrontation with tens of thousands of rebellious students camped out on the plaza for a third day In remarks broadcast on Chinese television Gorbachev ex pressed sorrow and regret for the bad blood of the past and said this period has come to an end Gorbachev 58 arrived today for the first SinoSoviet summit since Nikita Khrushchev met Mao Tsetung in 1959 in acrimoni ous talks that contributed to rapidly deteriorating relations The two nations nearly went to war after border fighting broke out in 1969 and have sincebeen at odds over the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan Moscows backing of Vietnams involvement in Cambodia and what China has called Soviet hegemonism Both sides agree that Gorbachevs meeting Tuesday with 84 yearold senior leader Deng Xiaoping will normalize govern ment and party ties and help spur economic cultural and academic contacts See STUDENT Page 10A Church Leaders Denounce Fraud By The Associated Press PANAMA CITY Panama People chanted Justice Justice in churches across the nation as clergymen read a letter from Panamas Roman Catholic leaders denouncing electoral fraud and attacks on opposition candidates The pastoral letter which urged Gen Manuel Antonio Noriegas Defense Forces not to use arms against a de fenseless people was also read during a Mass broadcast on staterun television At churches across the capital and in other Panamanian cities worshipers waved white handerkerchiefs paper and Panamanian flags and opposition sup porters handed out leaflets calling for a general strike on Wednesday Also Sunday an opposition leader re jected any proposals for sharing power with supporters of Noriega saying the opposition won the May 7 presidential election and that it alone should govern The Noriegacontrolled government nullified the election on Wednesday the same day Noriega supporters beat oppo sition presidential candidate Guillenno Endara and his two running mates with pipes and baseball bats Exit polls by the Catholic Church and surveys by opposition pollwatchers put Endara ahead 31 over Carlos Duque when the count was stopped Noriega has not appeared in public since before the See CHURCH Page IDA Former Panama Canal Workers Say Use Of Military Not Needed By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Former Panama Canal Zone residents living in the Aiken community believe the US should avoid any military action in strifetorn Panama outside of protecting American citizens living and working in the Latin nation And they also agree that it should be left up to the people of Panama not outside forces to oust dictator Gen Manuel Noriega head of that nations military force in favor of a Democratic government James O Jim Catron Arthur L Blystone Sr and Iris Schmidt Waggoner all residents of Crosland Park have been living in retire ment here after spending most of their lives in Panama Mrs Waggoner was born raised and educated in the Canal Zone and has close emotional ties to the country Catron Blystone and Mrs Waggoner are among about 30 families who began coming to Aiken in the late 1950s to retire By association and word of mouth the community slowly grew over the years Catron 77 is one of the oldest residents in point of Canal Zone service now living in Aiken He went to the CZ in 1934 as a US soldier then began working in canal security during World War n He spent 32 years there as a policeman and prison guard before retiring in 1966 and moving to Aiken Catron and the others note that Panama and other Latin countries have a long history of internal disputes and arguments that often result in gunplay and generally end up in military dictatorships Democracy they note is hard to come by in many of the nations See FORMER Page 10A LA Teachers Strike Chaos Expected ter WINNING FORM Virgil Kimmey an inductee into the Martial Arts Hall of Hame displays his winning form at his home in North Augusta Kimmey has taught the art of karate to over 40000 persons throughout the world Please see story on Page 1B By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Teachers in the nations secondlargest school district went on strike today for the first time in 19 years threatening to create chaos for nearly 600000 students in the final weeks of school The education process will come to a complete halt warned Don Schrack spokesman for the teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles The union representing 22000 teachers is demanding a 21 per cent pay hike over two years and more control over classrooms Al though district administrators said schools would remain open with substitute teachers union Presi dent Wayne Johnson called that a joke at best The first picket lines formed at about 2 am today when about 30 teachers marched in front of dis trict warehouses in an attempt to block Teamsters union drivers from delivering food later this morning For too long teachers and stu dents have been at the end of the pecking line instead of at the front where they should be said one of the pickets Leo Hildebrand a fifth grade teacher at Garvanza Ele mentary School Lastminute talks failed to re solve longstanding differences More talks were scheduled today but Johnson sounded pessimistic about the prospects for a quick settlement We are talking back and forth all the time and proposing what if what if Johnson said I think See LA Page 5A ;