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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Magic Johnson Named MVP Page 8A A Quick Read Khomeini Undergoes Surgery For Bleeding NICOSIA Cyprus AP Iranian revolutionary patriarch Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini underwent sur gery today to stop internal bleeding in his digestive system Tehran radio reported The radio broadcast a from Khomeinis office saying the 88 yearold Iranian leader was in satis factory condition following the oper ation and that progress Deports about his health would follow There have been persistent reports that Khomeini has been in poor health Woman Told Near End Of 4Month Cave Stay CARLSBAD NM AP Ste fania Follini who has spent more than four months sealed in a cave learned Monday evening that her iso lation experiment was almost over She heard a human voice laughed and said it was like an alarm clock Minutes after Miss Follini was no tified on a computer screen that the experiment would end Tuesday she heard another persons voice for the first time in four months and nine days Stefania Im your God talking to you experiment coordinator Maur izio Montalbini said over an intercom The 27yearrold Italian woman looked at a video camera trained on her laughed and said I didnt think you would find me down here Miss Follini woman has been living 30 feet underground since Jan 13 without sunlight clocks or other ways of measuring time ell Disagrees On SC Budget Weather More Clouds Partly cloudy skies are forecast for today with a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms Todays high will be in the mid 80s Winds will be W 10 to 15 mph There is a 20 percent chance of showers tonight with a low in the mid 60s Wednes day will be mostly sunny with a high in the mid 90s Winds will be W 5 to 10 mph Please see details on Page 7A Deaths Herman E Blake Jr Concord NC Thomas Butler Belvedere Sister Mary Ignatia Gavaghan James island Frances B Greenwood Aiken Belle I Harrell Augusta Mary R Harsey Winnsboro Clavings 0 Hooper Warrenville Tillman Key Aiken Louise F Lewis West Columbia Christine Maddox New Eilenton Gladys B Riley Aiken Isabelle W Tuttle Great Falls Gertrude P Williams Augusta Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge5B Calendar3B Classifieds3B Comics2B Crossword6B Cryptoquote4B DearAbby2B Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports8A Television2B Weather7A DOE Panel Surprised By SRS Changes SpicedUp Budget Clears First Reading By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aikens fiscal budget a million package spiced with pay raises a property tax cut and a freeze on the cost of most city services cleared first reading Monday night as City Council whipped through a twohour session The citys spending document which will get second reading and public hear ing in two weeks topped a mostly routine agenda that contrasted sharply with pre vious meetings at which horse stabling and land development stirred protests The budget revealed over the weekend when City Manager Roland H Windham released copies to the mayor and council reflects the impact of a continuing resi dential and commercial boom within the city The city manager noted that during the past two years the city has gained million worth of new construction and r i Elections from property have in the same period Windham in a summary of the spend ing ordinance told the administration the proposed budget not only keeps city ser vices at present good levels but im proves in many respects while maintain ing a balance of revenues available The budget which calls for a tax reduc tion of 18 mills from 120 to 102 to counterbalance property tax revenues enhanced by reassessment sets up a gen eral fund allocation of and a utilities fund amounting to Windham cautioned that the millage cut could be offset slightly if the county finds the reassessment is too high But he noted that those connected with the new appraisals appear satisfied with the outcome Councilmen Michael Anaclerio and Frederick B Cavanaugh Jr both praised the citys departments and their staffs for taking care of growth needs while at the same time balancing the ledger Please See SPICEDUP Page 7A Sales Tax Still Alive For Cities AP Laserphoto EARLY RALLY Demonstrators rally in support of students holding Tiananmen Square as unrest takes on more strident tones in Beijing Students Press Demands By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer The executive director of the South Carolina Municipal Associa tion believes supporters of a local option sales tax bill have a good shot at getting the legislation passed in the Senate Its going to take some hard work and some luck but we think weve got a good chance at getting it passed before adjournment said Don Wray The bill which allows local gov ernments to impose another penny tax on a dollar sale passed the House last month by a 7326 vote and needs only Senate approval Sen Thomas L Tommy Moorf DClearwater said the Sen ate at least three controversial bills set for debate ahead of the local option tax package but he in dicated the measure could get to the floor Monday the Senate and House were to appoint conferees to work out the differences the two bodies have in the states billion bud get for fiscal 198990 If the Senate concurs with the House on the local option proposal a November referendum will be held in each county In it voters will be asked to approve the tax increase in exchange for a manda tory 50 percent rollback in proper ty taxes Any county failing to approve the tax would have to wait at least a year before reconsidering local option Wray said local option advocates are encouraging senators to get the bill set for special order so ac tion can be taken before a manda tory June 1 adjournment next week Time is running short but we believe we can get it set for special order said Wray Under a special order designa tion the Senate will have to vote on the tax package It requires a two thirds vote of the Senate to set the bill for special order but Wray doesnt expect any problems Please See SALES Page 7A By The Associated Press BEIJING The famed portrait of Mao Tse tung in Tiananmen Square was splattered with paint today as hundreds of thousands of students intellectuals and workers marched near the paint ing demanding Premier Li Peng step down Despite exhaustion and some thinning of their ranks student protesters decided today to press on with their 10day occupation of the square until the government faUs The vandalism of Maos gigantic portrait with red black and blue paint by two young men was akin to blasphemy and an isolated incident in a remarkably peaceful popular rebellion that has galvanized much of the country A Chinese journalist who saw the attack said the two wearing the white headbands of student pro testers were seized by students Student leaders said later that the vandals whereabouts were unknown and insisted the two were not students Mao was Communist Chinas founder and ruled the country for 27 years until his death in 1976 His uniform and the blue sky background were splat tered and dots marred his chin and smeared be tween his eyes Workers later covered the painting with a tarp The prodemocracy student movement launched last month with marches and class boy cotts demanding press freedom and an end to offi cial corruption has won such widespread popular support as to tame martial law which Premier Li declared in Beijing on Saturday Todays march in the square was at least the third such huge outpouring of support for the stu dents in a weeL Intellectuals from the Chinese Academy of Sci ences led the protest accusing Li of staging a military coup in his struggle with Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang Li apparently acted on orders of the 84yearold Deng Lack Of Quorum Forces Delayed Sex Ed Decision By DEMISE STUBBS Staff Writer The Aiken County Comprehensive Health Education Advisory Committee met for the last time Monday night but because only six out of the 13 members showed a human sexuality text was not voted on for next years secondary curriculum School district administrators and the Aiken County Board of Edu cation selected an advisory committee in May 1988 to review sex education materials for the school district The comprehensive health education law passed in April of last year requires that each county in South Carolina have sex education components implement ed in the school districts curricula by the 198990 school year Please See LACK Page 7A Derrick Tops Honoraria List For SC House Delegation By The Associated Press WASHINGTON US Rep Butler Derrick leads the South Carolina House members in honoraria received in addi tion to their income according to finan cial disclosure forms The disclosure forms filed annually by all 535 members of the House and Senate provide a look at Congress outside in come and the wealth or lack thereof of each member Each form lists a mem bers money received his assets and liabilities The financial disclosure statements re leased Monday show that honoraria generally fees for outside speeches were an important part of the incomes of many of the 435 House members supple menting a federal salary which in most cases comes to Derrick a District 3 Democrat report ed his income between and He gave of his in honoraria to charity Derricks major holdings consist of real estate in his hometown Edgefield He lists himself as a director of the Doug Derricks Honoraria District 3 Name Derrick Butler Party Democrat Income to Total Honoraria Honoraria given to charity Assets to million Liabilities to Other Rep Derricks tnajor holdings consist of real estate in his hometown of Edgefieid He lists himself as a director of the Douglas and Chambertin Corp which he said was formed to purchase a piece of real estate Rep Derrick says he has 5 percent equity in the corporation las and Chamberlin Corp which he said was formed to purchase a piece of real estate Derrick says he has 5 percent eq uity in the corporation US Rep Robin Tallon leads the state delegation in total income The District 6 Democrat reported his income as being Please See DERRICK Page 7A Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth REWARDED For his work with the Aiken County Health Dept Aiken pediatrician Dr Eugene F McManus has been named Volunteer Physician of the Year For story please see Page 1 B