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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports S Africa In 4th Year Of Emergency Pistons Up 20 Magic Hurt Page 9A A Quick Read Governor To Veto Deer Season Delay CHARLESTON Efforts to delay the start of the deer season have ap parently been in vain as Gov Carroll Campbell says he will veto a bill de signed to do just that a spokesman said The proposal was passed by the General Assembly before adjourning June 1 but Campbell spokesman Tucker Eskew said Thursday if the bill is formally ratified when the General Assembly reconvenes on June 19 the governor will veto it It is the governors intent to veto that bill Eskew said It was not one that we pushed and didnt really know about it until recently The bill was introduced by State Rep Thomas N Rhoad DBamberg Speaker of the House Robert J She heen DChester William N Cork RBeaufort and Marion P Carnell DGreenwood It would establish a Sept 1 opening for deer season throughout most of the state Deer season in 28 Lowcountry counties has traditionally opened on Aug 15 Alcohol Aging Effect Needs More Research ATLANTA AP Small amounts of alcohol may help older people but a government workshop says alcohol abuse can worsen diseases of the ag ing particularly heart disease More research is needed into the relationship between alcohol and cardiovascular disease especially as the population ages the workshop said in a report Heart disease is the most common killer of Americans 65 and older The recommendations from the Surgeon Generals Workshop on Health Promotion and Aging were published Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control It noted that between 1950 and 1980 the number of Americans 65 and old er increased from 125 million to 255 million with the largest increase in the 85andolder group The percent age of Americans older than 65 is 12 percent now and will be 211 percent by the year 2030 the report said The effects of alcohol abuse on the elderly range from physical and mental impairment to a worsening of some chronic illnesses Weather Chance Of Showers Today will be cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms The high will be in the mid80s and the low will be in the 70s Saturday will be partly cloudy The high will be in the 80s and the low will be in the mid 60s Please see details on Page 8A Deaths Ethel Craig Farr Augusta Kelly Leroy Johnson Columbia Pauline B Mills Aiken Ollie E Robinson Graniteville Please see details on Page 8A Inside Today Bridge4C Calendar7B Classifieds2C Comics6B Crossword5C Cryptoquote3C DearAbby6B Local Front1B Obituaries8A Opinions1C Sports9A Television6B Weather8A Millions To Hear Impressions Of Aiken Bush Says China Must Recognize Right Of Dissent By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush re fuses to fix blame for the massacre in Beijing but says it would be extraordi narily difficult to have ties with anyone responsible for the bloodshed Bush in the first primetime news con ference of his presidency said Thursday night that the United States wont have normal relations with China until the gov ernment there recognizes demands for democracy Despite a military crackdown that Wholesale Prices Snap 2Month Lull By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Wholesale inflation came roaring back in May after a two month lull rising a steep 09 percent the government said today The rise in the Labor Departments Producer Price Index primarily reflected higher prices for cars fresh vegetables and gasoline For the first five months of the year wholesale inflation for goods one stop short of the retail level was running at a 94 percent annual rate more than double the 4 percent rise in 1988 and quadruple the 22 percent 1987 gain The indexs performance troubled economists earlier this year when it soared 11 percent in January and 09 per cent in February But moderate rises of 04 percent in both March and April were SummaryPage 6A killed hundreds if not thousands of people in Beijing Bush emphasized Thursday night that he wants to preserve the rela tionship with China But for that relationship to be normal he sad it will take a recognition of the rights of individuals and respect for the rights of those who disagree He said I dont want to pass judgment on individual leaders but I want to make very clear to those leaders and to the rest of the world that the United States de nounces the kind of brutality that all of us have seen on our television Pressed on whether he could maintin relations with anyone who ordered the firing on unarmed students Bush said It would make it extraordinarily difficult Bush answered questions at the tele vised news conference for 33 minutes He appeared relaxed and confident joking at times with his interrogators and ex pressing pleasure when a reporter wished his wife Barbara happy birthday In advance of todays report many economists Vfvre predicting a moderate tobrisk 05 percent gain The sharply higher actual number could disturb fi nancial markets which have been rally ing in recent weeks on evidence that the overheated economy is cooling enough to produce lesser price pressures Energy prices in May rose 33 percent a steep increase but less than half Aprils 30month record of 72 percent For the past six months energy prices have surged 433 percent In May the increase was propelled by a 52 percent jump in gasoline prices which followed a 134 percent jump in April IP HI Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth COLORFUL WORK City horticulturist Helen BeVier shows some of the tree roses in the new formal rose garden at Rye Patch It and the water rill are finished except for final touches Please see details on Page 1B Rain From Deadly Storm Helps Aiken From Staff and Wire Reports Tornadoes brought destruction and five deaths to Florida and Louisiana but Ai ken area farmers got good news this week in the form of heavy rains This has been an excellent whole week We had been getting into a rain shortage Steve Meadows Clemson Uni versity Extension agent in Edgefield County said this morning The deluge has especially helped soy beans planted only a few weeks ago and corn which needs rain now to produce good ears in late July Meadows said Rains may be slowing wheat and bar ley harvesting he said but the benefit to crops in general outweighs that inconve nience particularly if a hot dry July is in store Meadows said this weeks rainfall to tals have varied throughout the area usually in the 15 to two inch range Id say everybodys got at least an inch he said Officials in Florida and Louisiana to day mourned five people killed in storms but said they were lucky that powerful twisters blasting out of Gulf thunder storms hadnt caused more fatalities Please See RAIN Page 6A on her 64th Bush took the opportunity to say the first lady was doing just fine after treatment for a thyroid problem On other matters Bush Said h opposed public disclosure of people who test positive for AIDS There is a certain right to privacy that we should respect he said adding howev er that people who test positive should inform their doctors and sexual partners Please See BUSH Page 6A Beijing Sputters To Life Hardliners Plan Harsh Crackdown By The Associated Press BEIJING Gas stations opened and food was more plentiful in Beijing mar kets today but the calm was tempered by signs that Chinas hardline rulers planned a crackdown on dissidents and leaders of the movement for democratic reform City buses rolled past the tanks on Tiananmen Square for the first time since the military invasion began Sahjr day There were no reports of soldiers firing on crowds Peng On TVPage 6A Chinese Red Cross officials estimate 3600 people were killed and 60000 in jured in the assault according to a Chi nese group hi West Germany the Union of Chinese Students in the Federal Re public The government says 300 people mostly soldiers were killed Chinese and diplomats say up to 3000 died Chinas turmoil which started almost two months ago with the largest prode mocracy demonstrations in history and climaxed with the military attack ap peared to be entering a new stage of polit ical repression A Chinese source today said police made arrests in at least one apartment complex The government has reported only arrests of people allegedly caught trying to set fire to buses or engaged in other violence Propaganda efforts intensified as newspapers reappeared on the streets proclaiming new martial law orders The orders issued Thursday denounced stu dent and worker protest leaders as im portant members of the counterrevolu tionary turmoil and ordered them to Please See NEW FEARS Page 6A Salk Encouraged By AIDS Research OFFERS HOPE Dr Jonas Salk offers opinion on experimental vaccine By The Associated Press MONTREAL Dr Jonas Salks report that an experimental vaccine eliminated AIDS infection in two chimpanzees dem onstrates treatment for the deadly dis ease is possible but scientists say it is only one of several promising findings These are the beginnings of progress we didnt have a year ago said Dani Bolognesi of Duke University a leading authority on AIDS vaccine research Speaking Thursday at the Fifth Inter national Conference on AIDS Bolognesi said researchers at the New England Pri mate Research Center had blocked an ATJDSlike infection in monkeys And researchers at Repligen in Cam bridge Mass working with Bolognesi and others showed that antibodies to a tiny portion of the AIDS viruss outer sur face could prevent infection in chimpanzees Much of the attention at the conference focused on Salk developer of the first polio vaccine in the 1950s Salk himself said however that his research did not constitute a breakthrough Were on a path we think is worth pur suing Salk said We havent reached the end of it Were still in the explor atory phase Dr Robert Gallo of the National Can System For Reporting AIDS Flawed On Racial Data Extent In Midwest By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A system used by federal agencies significantly underesti mates the number of Americans with AIDS and distorts the proportion of whites and minorities who have the dis ease a University of Chicago study concludes In a study published today in the jour nal Science a survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago says estimates by the federal Centers for Disease Control do not accurately reflect racial distribu tion of AIDS nor the true extent of the epidemic in the Midwest Edward 0 Laumann of the University of Chicago said the distortion occurs be cause affluent whites can afford to be treated discreetly by physicians who do not officially report the disease Also he said some data collection agencies are slow to compile reports and misfile others The CDC makes its estimate based on cases reported to official agencies An undercount or a failure to report cases could seriously affect the CDC estimate Laumann said in a telephone interview Please See SYSTEM Page 6A cer Institute one of the discoverers ot the AIDS virus said Salks vaccine could probably never be given to people who had not already been infected by the AIDS virus The reason he said is that the vaccine is made of killed but mostly intact AIDS virus Who would take it Whos going to guarantee that every virus particle is Please See SALK Page 6A   

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