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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside Striking Teacher Gets Support Hug Page 2A A Quick Read Cave Woman Still Thinks Its March CARLSBAD NM AP An iso lation researcher thinks she has two months to go in her underground hideaway when in fact its only a matter of weeks that shell see her first daylight since midJanuary Stefania Follini a 27yearold inte rior decorator from Italy has been in a tworoom 200squarefoot Plexi glas house under me hills west of Carlsbad since Jan 13 without sun light or other ways of measuring time The only sounds she hears are those of her own voice her guitar or an occasional buzzer sounded by re searchers in a computerequipped trailer on the surface 50 feet above her The buzzer is just to get her atten tion said Rita Fraschini interpret er and spokeswoman for Italian re searchers who are sponsoring the experiment For about four months the com puter terminals have been Ms Fol linis only mode of communication as she simulates what it might be like for space travelers isolated for ex tended periods Spring Break Mecca Rethinking Its Role DAYTONA BEACH Fla AP Excessive drinking gridlock and trashed hotels are causing some resi dents to question whether the wel come mat to this spring break mecca should be rolled up When Fort Lauderdale more or less told students to go elsewhere for their weeks of unbridled partying Daytona Beach took over as the na tions top spring break destination It attracted 500000 students during the four weeks that ended in early April according to Georgia Carter of the tourism promotion agency Destination Daytona Although students spent mil lion here they left behind angry resi dents who complained about car ste reos blaring throughout the nights on clogged streets and youths urinating on lawns and passing out in driveways Weather Sunny Wednesday Clear skies are forecast tonight with a low in the mid 50s Mostly sun ny skies are forecast Wednesday with a high in the mid 80s Please see details on Page 11A Deaths Sidney F Arthur Columbia Grace H Baker Aiken Evelyn M Cook Augusta Please see details on Page 11 A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 68 5A 4B 2B 7B 5B 2B 1B 11A 4A 2B 11A Poge 2A AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 435 NEWBERRY ST S W A1K6M 8 C Apple Growers Voluntarily Stop Alar Page IB Hearing Draws Small Crowd Tuesday vMay 16 1389 Vol 122 No 117 Senate Shift Turns Deficit Into Surplus By The Associated Press COLUMBIA A budgetbalancing amendment quickly adopted by the state Senate should make ensuing work on the billion proposed budget for 198990 much easier senators say I think this will probably speed up the process now Sen Glenn McConnell R Charleston said after Mondays budget action State senators took less than 30 minutes on Monday to turn a million deficit on the proposed state budget into a surplus when given the chance In a unanimous vote the Senate adopt ed a plan put forward by senior Sens James Waddell and John Lindsay to move some million from the regular budget into a section that will be funded only if adequate surpluses materialize in the fiscal year ending June 30 This is the only way that I know to move ahead Waddell said At least we are not having million hanging over our head The bookkeeping maneuver as McConnell called it essentially balances the budget without a major tax increase allows senators to continue their discus sions without worrying about making major cuts and puts off any major bud get chopping until the conference com mittee of House and Senate members takes a look at the bill after the Senate is through SRSs Moore VIP Remains Regular Guy By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer James S Moore laughs when asked which of his two favorite hobbies hes bet ter at and he answers quickly Hes a much better choir singer than he is a golfer But Moores friends agree that he hits a respectable drive nonetheless even if his highpowered job as president of Wes tinghouse Savannah River Co keeps him off the golf course on many a sunny afternoon The recently transplanted Pittsburgher is wellregarded both in Pittsburgh and his calm good humor his listening speaking and management skills and the nuclear expertise hes ac cumulated over 30 years One new acquaintance sees Moore as a VTP whos remained a regular guy He has a presence about him that you get the impression he commands a lot of respect said Frank Thomas president of Wopdside Realty which sold Moore a lot in Woodside Plantation But standing around talking to him you get the impression hes just one of the fellows Thomas said A company man whos risen steadily through the Westinghouse ranks Moore seems to be taking in stride the rigors of overseeing the sprawling and controver sial Savannah River Site Westinghouse replaced the Du Pont Co on April 1 as contractor at the governmentowned nu clear weapons plant Moving 600 miles south hasnt inter rupted Moores active membership in the Episcopal church He switched from Fox Chapel Episco pal Church in suburban Pittsburgh to St Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken Staff Photo By Scott Webster RELAXING James S Moore relaxes by playing golf near his home in Woodside Plantation when he moved here last fall soon after Westinghouse won the SRS contract The Rev James M Dix of Fox Chapel said he misses seeing Moore and wife Carmen in church Were greatly upset to have them leave They were fine dedicated unas suming people Rev Dix said Moore served on the church vestry similar to a board of trustees and his departure also left the churchs senior choir missing one experienced tenor How does the pastor rate Moores sing ing skills We have nothing but the best in the senior choir he replies Moore isnt singing for St Thaddeus yet but says he hopes to join the choir and he attends church regularly despite a crowded work schedule Please See SRSs Page 7A The proposal by Lindsay came as the Senate concluding its fifth day of budget debate in a rare Monday session also agreed to boost the salary of Frank Cag giano Senate clerk and research direc tor by to a total of The agreement takes some pressure off senators many of whom had been ex pecting long hours this week as they tried to conclude business before the General Please See SENATE Page 7A Critics Fast To Attack Crime Plan Some Feel Measure Falls Short Of Target By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bushs anticrime proposals place him in a crossfire between gun lobbyists who say he went too far and lawmakers who say his plans wont stop the shooting on Americas streets The skirmishing erupted Monday after the president unveiled plans for a perma nent ban on imports of many semiauto matic assault weapons and a ban on the manufacture of ammunition magazines for those guns containing more than 15 rounds The proposal is part of a billion anticrime package that also calls for building new prisons hiring more federal agents widening the death penalty and toughening sentences for illegally using semiautomatic guns The National Rifle Association of America the nations largest gun lobby fired one of the first volleys at the presi dents guncontrol plan We dont see a heck of a difference between a 15round magazine and three fiveround magazines other than about the two seconds it takes to change from one to another said James Baker the NRAs chief lobbyist in Washington Thats not going to have an effect on criminals N Sen Howard Metzenbaum DObio sponsor of broader restrictions on semi automatic weapons said he was disap pointed that the president chose to limit Please See CRITICS Page 12A Students Cry Reform Gorbachev Deng Seal Ties By The Associated Press BEIJING Mikhail S Gorbachev and Deng Xiaoping today normalized rela tions between the worlds two Communist giants while outside their meeting hall tens of thousands of people chanted for democratic reform We can take this opportunity to pub licly announce the normalization of Sino Soyiet relations after 30 years Deng said to applause from Soviet and Chinese participants in the meeting The 84yearold senior Chinese leader welcomed Gorbachev in the redcarpeted Eastern Hall of the Great Hall of the Peo ple as comrade but did not give him the bear hug he reserves for close friends and allies In the opening minutes of their meeting he told the 58yearold Soviet president that the worlds key political problems have arisen from Soviet American Cold War tensions That confrontation he said had helped prevent SinoSoviet reconciliation but now there may be a turning point in competition between the two superpow ers and the situation is changing from confrontation to dialogue The United States and China normalized relations in 1979 Outside in Tiananmen Square tens of thousands of students teachers journal ists workers and onlookers reminded the leaders of momentous change of another sort The students who consider Gorbachev a hero for the political reforms he has championed at home issued appeals for him to take up their cause for democratic reforms with Chinas leaders Their threeday occupation of the Soviets Say Weapons Halted To Nicaragua By the Associated Press WASHINGTON Soviet leader Mik S Gorbachev moving to ease su perpower tensions over Central Ameri ca told the lloited States that his government has baited its weapons ship meats to Nicaraguas leftist Sandiaista regime Gorbachev informed President Bush of the decision in a letter this month and confirmed it in conversations with Sec retary of State James A Baker m in Moscow last week a Bosh administra tion official said Monday night Prior to his Moscow visit Baker had cited Soviet support of the Sandinistas as a litmus test for USSoviet relations questioning whether Gorbachevs deeds would live op to his words of conciliation toward the West Bush received Gorbachevs letter be fore Baker went to Moscow where the secretary of state met with Gorbachev and Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze The United States estimated that tae Soviets provided million in various forms of military aid including weap ons to the Saadiaista government in Nicaragua last year The US official who spoke on tion of anonymity stressed thai Gorba assurances did not foredose de livery of other forms of military assistance besides weapons That assis tance could include vehicles supplies and clothing Baker did not persuade the Soviet leaders to cnt off that assistance as well the source said Also the Soviets declined to suspend their military support of Cuba the otter prominent Soviet client state hi the re gion the official said The United States had also sought to have the Soviets halt supplies to Cuba There was no immediate breakdown of Soviet military aid to the Sandinistas bat weapons account for much of mMon Rebels feEowa as Contras and backed by the United States beea figMfrig the Sandinista forces since 1981 The United States provided arms to the Con teas but Congress subsequently limited US assistance to socalled Ian aid Gorbachevs move marks another step by the Soviet leader to lessen super power tensions He informed Bash that all Soviet weapons deliveries to Nicara gua were suspended at the beginning of and would not be resumed the ad ministration official said square Chinas symbolic center of pow er forced officials to move an official welcoming ceremony for Gorbachev on Monday as he arrived for a fourday visit A planned wreathlaying ceremony was canceled today and the protesters later surrounded the Great Hall halting traffic and forcing Gorbachevs after noon meeting with Premier U Peng to be moved to a guest house several miles away More than 3000 students have staged a hunger strike on the square since Saturday Foreign Ministry spokesman Li Zhaox ing said Deng and Gorbachev did not dis cuss the student demonstrations He said Gorbachev acknowledged that the Soviet Union had made some er rors in its past stance toward China but the two leaders agreed that bygones are bygones What is important is to look for ward and do more tangible things Li said the two leaders discussed Cam bodia where Moscowbacked Vietnam ese troops are fighting Beijingbacked re sistance forces They shared some views but did not reach complete agree ment he said The GorbachevDeng summit brought together Soviet and Chinese leaders for the first time since a frosty encounter between Nikita Khrushchev and Mao Tsetung in 1959 Relations have since been marred by ideological rivalry a 1969 border war and strong Chinese opposition to Soviet policy in Afghanistan and Cambodia Please See STUDENTS Page 12A   

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