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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 11, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Easy Goer All Alone At Finish Page 1B A Quick Read Humor Is Called Key To 80Year Marriage GILROY Calif AP Eighty years after Ernie Scott rode his horse across the South Dakota Bad lands and arrived late for his wed ding with Maud Seidler they still dis agree about what kept him Ernie 101 says he paused after getting the marriage license in Pierre to see a jailed ax murderer Maud 97 says he stayed to watch the hanging Both agree he got back before dark they married that evening on June 16 1909 and settled down in Nowlin a prairie town that no long er exists The anniversary next week of one of the worlds longest marriages will be a time for memories and visits Sunday from four generations of de scendants The Guinness Book of World Records lists two 86year mar riages one beginning in 1753 the oth er in 1853 as the worlds longest but doesnt list the current longest sur viving couple Top Student Speaks Despite Pregnancy HOUSTON AP The top student at Jack Yates Senior High School who has a child and is seven months pregnant delivered the valedictory speech Saturday despite earlier doubts school officials would allow her to do so You and I are special Carrie Mae Dixon told 400 classmates dur ing commencement ceremonies held at Texas Southern University We made many sacrifices and some of us even went against all odds Miss Dixon 18 became a center of controversy in April when an article about her for the school paper was killed by Principal Chester Smith The article titled Against all odds Student becomes valedictorian de spite motherhood detailed Miss Dixons first pregnancy and how she was shuffled among relatives after her mother died and her stepfather deserted her and eight siblings Smith said the school newpaper ar ticle was too personal He cited a US Supreme Court ruling in Janu ary 1988 that upheld the right of school authorities to censor school newspapers Miss Dixon said she doubted school officials would allow her to give the valedictory address since she was pregnant a second time But officials later said there was no policy pre venting her from giving her speech Page 2 A Gingrich GOP Not Easing On Ethics SPCA May Drop Contract With County Weather Partly Cloudy It will be partly cloudy today with temperatures in the high 90s It will remain partly cloudy and hot through Wednesday For details please see page 8A Please see de tails on Page 8A Deaths Hank Dunbar New Ellenton Please see details on Page 8A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weather 5D 6C 3D 6D 4D 6C 6A 8A 1D 1B 8A SRS Workers Can Earn Cash For New Tech By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Westinghouse officials in an organized push to promote technology transfer at the Savannah River Site say they will start offering cash rewards to site em ployees who come forward with market able inventions Westinghouse site contractor since April 1 hasnt decided when it will start handing out checks that could top each in some cases But extra spending money isnt the whole story anyway Company officials say an emerging patent culture an excitement about inventing helped along by the policies of both Westinghouse and the US govern ment already produced an upsurge in innovations reported at the nuclear weapons site Site employees have filed 14 invention disclosure forms in slightly more than two months of Westinghouse control said John C Jack Corey manager of tech nology transfer for Westinghouse Savan nah River Co That Westinghouse Elec tric Corp subsidiary replaced the Du Pont Co as SRS contractor In the past 20 disclosures has been an average SRS total for an entire year but Corey said hes aiming for 100 by next April Westinghouses ambitious technology transfer program also seeks among oth er goals to license sitedeveloped innova tions for the first time to private sector manufacturers Corey said the company plans to start awarding cash bonuses of per disclo sure form to individual inventors whose Golf Course And Lots Average Lot Size Acre UndergraunJ Utilities CaHeTV GJC And Electric Minutes From Shopping And Schools Golf Course Scheduled For Play Fall Of 1990 24 Hour Security Cedar Creek Awaits Planners Action By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Site plans for a million dollar cham pionshiprated golf course and residential development just outside Aiken have been sent to the Aiken County Planning Commission for approval GE Pete Cantelou Jr one of five businessmen involved in the project said the Cedar Creek development will begin within the next few weeks provided the Planning Commission acts favorably We have taken great care in the prep aration of this project and it has been months in the design phase said Cante lou We are optimistic that it will meet withappivai The 18hole golf course and an estimat ed 275 residential lots are located off Banks Mill Road southeast of the city on lands that once belonged to the Interna tional Paper Co The paper company property was bought about two years ago for mil lion by Edgefield County businessmen John Rainsford III and TB Rainsford two of the Cedar Creek developers Others involved in the project are JW Sonny Yonce III and Thomas C Ferguson The Cedar Creek development will be on about 1100 acres of the 10665 acre tract bought by the Rainsf ords Part of the property once was the Ce dar Creek Farm owned by Thomas Hitch cock Hitchcocks wife Louise is credit ed with bringing the socalled winter colony of wealthy northerners to Aiken in the late 1800s Historical records show that Hitchcock operated the farm as an experimental venture into certain crops but it included a large dairy and was stocked with wild game for visiting sportsmen Cantelou a professional engineer and owner of Cantelou Associates said in his announcement that the project will be one of the highest quality and environ mentally sound in all aspects Our intentions are to develop this land for residential and recreational living while at the same time protecting the nat ural beauty of the surroundings It will be built with restrictive covenants to assure its high quality Please See CEDAR Page 4A work gets past the inhouse patents com mittee and forwarded as an application to the US Patent Office The award is to an invention with multiple au thors and for inventions judged non patentable but meritorious Once patents are awarded inventors can collect from to more than per innovation under the companys program The company hopes to build an annual banquet around the awards Please See SRS Page 4A Soviets Revamp Power Agencies Cabinet Posts To Be Slashed By The Associated Press MOSCOW Premier Nikolai I Ryzh kov on Saturday announced plans to abol ish 18 state agencies slash the number of Cabinet posts and surrender some power to the republics in the biggest government overhaul of the Gorba chev era President Mikhail S Gorbachev has been streamlining and de centralizing the Soviet bureaucracy because he blames it for im peding his economic reforms The Cabinet or Council of Ministers which Ryzhkov heads has been widely accused of ruin ing the economy and slowing the changes Speaking to a joint session of the na tions new twochamber legislature the Supreme Soviet Ryzhkov said of the 100 Cabinet members appointed in 1984 only 10 will remain He also told the session broadcast live on staterun radio and television that of the 50 key ministries overseeing indus tries construction transport agriculture and defense only 32 would remain One of those eliminated will be the Min istry of Light Industry which oversees production of chronically scarce consum er goods Ryzhkov a 59yearold technocrat re elected premier on Wednesday said the remaining ministries in Moscow would abandon daytoday management of the Please See SOVIETS Page 4A RYZHKOV China Arrests 600 In Nationwide Sweep By The Associated Press BEIJING Authorities on Saturday began a nationwide political crackdown announcing the arrests of more than 600 workers students and other participants in the movement for democracy Leaders of the student campaign in Beijing and officials of independent labor unions in the capital and Shanghai were in custody the staterun news said Other protest leaders were ordered to surren der themselves to police or face serious consquences Scores of people also were arrested in the provincial capitals of Jinan Lanzhou Chengdu Xian Harbin Shenyang Changsha and Nanjing Disturbances broke out in all of these cities last week The arrests came as authorities inten sified a propaganda campaign that blamed troublemakers and counterrev olutionaries for confrontations last weekend in which the Peoples Liberation Army killed hundreds of unarmed citi zens in Beijing The moves were further proof that hardliners engaged in a power struggle with moderates have gained control of the government The reemergence Fri day of 84yerold leader Deng Xiaoping with other agin6 revolutionaries served to bring the point home On Saturday troop trucks with loud speakers drove through central Beijing We love the people we love the capi Whos In Charge Who Knows Nobodys Answering The Phone By The Associated Press experts say theyre not surprised that President Bush admits he cant say for sure whos calling the shots in China Real time intelligence that is what is happening now is almost impossible to come by said one administration official The official who is familiar with the daily intelligence briefings prepared by the Departments of State and Defense the CIA and other sources said the pres idents comment that the situation in China is very very murky came di rectly from such reports At one point Bush even joked about the problem saying hed called Chinas 84yearold leader Deng Xiaoping but the line was busy I couldnt get through The reason US officials have so little information about who may or may not be in power at any given time or who gave specific orders for the savage at tack on the prodemocracy demonstra tors is quite simple the experts say Theres no access If they dont want to respond to the president of the United States they sure arent going to respond to the ambassador the admin istration official said Please See CHINA Page 4A tal they blared Soldiers in the back of the truck trained their AK47s on passers by Troops near the bustling Wangfujing intersection detained one youth who ap peared to b a student After searching his bags a soldier pulled him to a military tent pitched nearby Two other similar incidents were witnessed by Associated Press reporters The evening television news reported the arrest of 26yearold Gua Haifeng a history student from Beijing and a leader of the United Association of Beijing Uni versities The group led the seven weeks of prodemocracy protests that preceded last weekends violence Authorities said Gua who had exten sive contacts with Western reporters was arrested as he attempted to set fire to an armored personnel carrier They said he and the labor leaders were being investigated for counterrev olutionary crimes which carry a sen tence of 15 years to death The same news program broadcast footage from an American television re port in which a middleaged Chinese man told of soldiers gunning down scores of civilians in central Beijing An announcer accused the man of ru mormongering a crime under martial law regulations in force in Beijing and urged the audience to help in his arest Hotlines have been set up in every city district so citizens can inform on coun terrevolutionaries Beijing Radio said city officials had received 167 impor tant reports by Friday A student leader in an audio recording broadcast on the CBS Saturday Evening News said that during the crackdown in Tienanmen Square tanks rolled over stu dents and killed them while they slept in their tents They thought at most that they would be carried away said the woman Cai Ling through an interpreter
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