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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 13, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Truce Declared After The War PagelOA A Quick Read Robber Grabs Worthless Loot ST JOSEPH Mo AP A rob ber who grabbed a bag from a bank employee outside a bank will have some trouble cashing the loot The man confronted a Bank of St Joseph credit union employee Mon day and told her to hand over the bank bag she was carrying or Ill shoot you He then fled with the bag Police Sgt Jim Connors said Connors said the bag contained no cash just checks They were all payroll checks and government checks stamped for de posit only Connors said They are absolutely worthless to him Fish Predicts Mondays Quakes NEWPORT BEACH Calif AP Mondays twin earthquakes may have startled downtown workers but it didnt surprise Oscar the fish The eightinchlong swimming seismograph was spotted swimming on his side in a classroom aquarium three hours before a quake register ing 45 on the Richter scale hit said Ron Schnitger a biology teacher at Corona del Mar High School who serves as Oscars keeper and interpreter Oscar has done the same before 15 to 20 other quakes Schnitger said He just swims on his side about six inches below the surface he said The quake was centered under Montebello some 25 miles away and was hardly strong enough to slosh the water in Oscars 140gallon tank The quake and a subsequent 43mag nitude temblor were moderate caus ing only minor damage and injuring one person Schnitger said the freshwater fish was a South American red Oscar The fish is missing one eye but Schnitger and other believers said his cockeyed swimming doesnt have anything to do with trying to see better Its nothing special for an individ ual fish to behave strangely before an earthquake said John Fish who works at the Aquarium Stock Co pet store in West Los Angeles Weather Warm Davs The high today and tomorrow is ex pected to be in the mid 90s There is about a 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon and tomorrow Please see details on Page 9B Deaths Hinkle Lillie K Orangeburg Jernigan Robert H Augusta Neel BurnestW Newberry Ussery James A Augusta Please see details on Page 9B Inside Today Bridge5B Calendar2B Classifieds3B Comics8A Crossword6B Cryptoquote4B DearAbby8A Local Front1B Obituaries9B Opinions4A Sports10A Television8A Weather9B Army Corps Blasted For Lake Work Aiken Budget Gets Final Approval Tuesday June 13 1989 25 P Aiken South Carolina Viiilvi22 No 141 Borders Alerted For Dissidents AP Laserphoto US EMBASSY A Chinese policeman stands in front of government is critical of the US for giving refuge here the American embassy in Beijing The Chinese to a leading dissident Fang And Wife Still Sheltered In US Embassy By The Associated Press BEIJING Authorities put border guards on alert today for prominent dissi dent Fang Lizhi and accused his wife of behindthescenes manipulation of pro democracy leaders some of whom were said to have turned themselves in Fang and his wife Li Shuxian have taken refuge in the US Embassy to avoid arrest In the week since it turned soldiers on unarmed civilian protesters to crush the movement for a freer China the govern ment has arrested more than 1000 people in suppressing all dissent On Monday authorities gave police and soldiers permission to shoot people who incite unrest and banned the inde pendent student and worker groups that sprung up during seven weeks of heady political ferment In a propaganda blitz the government has paraded counterrevolutionaries before television viewers and displayed on the small screen telephone numbers people can call to inform on their neighbors The official Beijing Daily reported to day in a frontpage article that some in dependent student and labor leaders had turned themselves in and confessed It Please See Borders Page 5A Westinghouse Reporting Real Progress By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Westinghouse officials struggle dai ly with rampant rumors an office space crunch and complicated prepa rations to restart three nuclear reac tors but feel theyve been successful in their first two months of running the Savannah River Site Were making real progress James S Moore president of Westing house Savannah River Co said Mon day in an address to the Aiken Rotary Club WSRC a Westinghouse Electric Corp subsidiary replaced the Du Pont Co on April 1 as contractor at the See WESTINGHOUSE Page 5A SRS Moves To Attract Local Suppliers By BRAD SWOPE Staff Writer Westinghouse the new Savannah River Site contractor has streamlined site pur chasing procedures and set up a vendor outreach program in hopes of attracting more local suppliers of goods and services Our intent is to do as much local busi ness as possible said Thomas E Robin son manager of the procurement and materials management department for Westinghouse Savannah River Co The Westinghouse Electric Corp sub sidiary replaced the Du Pont Co on April 1 as operating contractor at the nuclear weapons facility Du Pont which operated the site for nearly 39 years did over million business a year with South Carolina and Georgia suppliers Robinson said Were hoping to increase it he said He cites several measures the compa ny has taken to make life easier for SRS vendors in general The company hopes those steps will encourage more local suppliers which it defines as those within a 50mile radius to get in on the act Were trying to maximize competition give aE Uncle Sams citizens an oppor tunity to eat at Uncle Sams table Rob inson said Under Westinghouse two site purchas ing departments materials and logis tics and construction have been com bined into a single department reporting to Peterson The consolidation designed to make purchasing more efficient for Westing house also should let vendors avoid du plication of efforts by giving them one customer instead of two In addition Westinghouse has estab lished a Vendor Development Group that serves as a point of contact for ven dors to make sure the site buying per sonnel know theyre out there and what theyre supplying Robinson said As part of the outreach effort he has visited area chambers of commerce to explain how to do business with Westinghouse A new Westinghouse brochure enti tled Selling to the Savannah River Site explains the companys purchasing policies and pledges that it will actively seek to be a good neighbor by utilizing local area businesses Small and disadvantaged local busi nesses get particular emphasis under Westinghouse purchasing policies A new procurement manual says small businesses within the local trade areas will be given the first opportunity to supply small purchases under when small business setasides are used The brochure says WSRC will aggres sively act to maximize opportunities for small small and disadvantaged and womenowned businesses It concludes that the company is in terested in actively promoting the suc cess of its suppliers especially socioeco nomically disadvantaged business concerns Please See SRS Page 5A City Council Takes Action To Expand Southside Utilities By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer The Aiken City Council has adopted a resolution that makes the city eligible to apply for a million utilities expansion loan financing that will help complete a major sewer collection loop in the fast growing south side City Manager Roland Windham said the proposed line an estimated three miles in length and known as the south western interceptor is the backbone of the collection system on the south side and eventually will aid growth east of SC 19 The Councils resolution approves an amendment to a long range utilities plan drafted several years ago to obtain feder al grants and use the Horse Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility The amendment means the city has taken the necessary steps to update its 201 Engineering Feasibility Facilities Plan but it must be approved by the State Department of Health and Environ mental Control before a loan can be granted The city manager said he expected no difficulty in getting DHEC approval Windham said the million needed for the project will be sought from the State Revolving Loan Fund where the interest is at a much lower rate than the city could get on the bond market While the 201 Plan resolution was a ma jor action on the agenda the Council also took action on some other big ticket items namely the approval of bids to taling more than for two projects on the south side In one Republic Contracting Corp was given a bid to expand the citys Pine Log Road water treatment plant and Precon Corporation won a bid to construct a million gallon water tank of prestressed concrete In other utility bids the council Approved a Shellhouse Construction Inc bid of to install a 12inch wa ter line on Silver Bluff Road that will increase water pressure and open up large areas that the city has not been able to serve s Awarded a bid to Cities Sup ply and to Miller Supply for new water meters v Awarded a bid to Blanchard Equipment for a heavyduty outfront mower suitable for parkway work Awarded bids amounting to more than for water treatment chemi cals The low bidders were Aiken Build ing Supply for lime Peridot Chemical Co for liquid alum and Van Waters for chlorine and sodium fluoride Consumers Get Sour Taste From Ads Lemon Winners By The Associated Press WASHINGTON As the advertising industry preened to receive its annual awards for excellence consumer groups issued mock awards of their own for the years most misleading unfair or irresponsible ad campaigns Balancing the industrys coveted Clio awards given Monday night in New York the consumer groups issued their Harlan Page Hubbard awards named for a pioneer advertiser of patent medicines that were supposed to cure whatever ailed you The winners of Hubbards should they choose to accept them are entitled to a bronzecolored victory figure grasping a lemon The results were announced Mon day by the Center for Science in the Public Interest The US Council for Energy Awareness a previous Hubbard recipient was singled out for claiming that nuclear power can reduce oil imports when in fact most oil is used for gasoline for which nuclear power cannot substitute Carl Goldstein spokesman for the group said we dont pay a whole lot of attention to things like this He said the advertising claims are responsible and verifiable and should be judged by what responsible people think about it TWA was cited for advertising a roundtrip fare to London including hotel and car when the actual cost of the trip ranges from more than to according to the CSPI TWA is no longer running the ads and have no further comment regarding the award said Donald Morrison a spokesman for the airline AnheuserBusch was cited for beer commercials featuring a dog named Spuds MacKenzie The CSPI said the commercials appeal to people under the legal drinking age and associate drinking with athletics As a responsible corporation we are satisfied that neither the Spuds MacKenzie advertisements nor our other brand commercials promote underage consump tion said Michael J Roarty an executive vice president of AnheuserBusch pur commercials are placed only in programming in which the majority of viewers are above the legal minimum age to consume beer Please See CONSUMERS Page 5A
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