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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Lrlrort Me Sports Chinese Paper Praises HardLiners Faustmann In Palmetto Finals PagellA A Quick Read Magazine Garbage To Get Down Dirty WASHINGTON AP A new magazine devoted to the pros and cons of biodegradable diapers and other ways of dealing with debris promises to do more than just talk trash If you say What garbage youre not a likely reader of Garbage But the publishers of this new mag azine say the throwaway society has gone beyond the concern of the counterculture to become a main stream issue I think we all feel vaguely uneasy and vaguely guilty when you bring the groceries home and realize that 60 percent of what youve bought is packaging said editorpublisher Patricia Poore Formally known as Garbage The Practical Journal for the Envi ronment it will start publishing in August Ms Poore 33 said it will have a proenvironment tilt but she promises to be evenhanded 4 Charged With Holding Womans Dog SPARTANBURG AP Sheila Hawkins says she knew something was amiss when Bentley her 5year old Miniature Yorkshire Terrier turned up missing Ms Hawkins said she knew from the beginning that her dog had not just run away I was just hoping whoever had him wouldnt mistreat him she said Ronnie Blackwell 18 of Spartan burg found his neighbors missing dog and later was arrested along with three others and charged with conspiracy to commit extortion Blackwell allegedly tried to force the owner to up the reward to and set up a drop at a gas station But his intent wasnt malicious of ficials said He said he had become really at tached to the dog and felt if he kept upping the price the lady would just think the dog wasnt worth it said Detective Audrey McNair of the Spartanburg Police Department Weather Cloudy Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for tonight with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms The low will be in the upper 60s Saturday will be partly doudy with a 30 percent chance of and thunderstorms The highs will be in the mid 80s Please see details on Page 9A Deaths William 0 Bledsoe Edgefield Pearl Collins Aiken Emma Holloway Augusta James H Powell Graniteville Please see details on Page 9A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 8B 15A 5B 2B 9B 7B 2B 1B 9A 6A 11A 2B 9A dication Held At SmithHazel Pool FridayJune 16 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 144 Du Pont Tribute May Take Scientific Turn By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Science could replace nostalgia as a lasting tribute to the 38 years of service of Du Pont at the Savannah River Site Plans to replace the proposed Du Pont clock tower at the Ruth Patrick Science Center with a planetarium were dis cussed Thursday evening during a meet ing of the Board of Directors of the Great er Aiken Chamber of Commerce The planetarium which would allow people to enter the dome shaped facility and see computer simulated images of the heavens would be an on going educ taional tool as oppossed to the retirement theme projected by the clock tower said June H Murff president of the chamber Members of the board seemed very re sponsive to the idea of the planetarium and have decided to persue the project she said Representatives from Du Pont have al ready approved the proposed replace ment They seemed pleased with the proposal and the fact that it could be used for an educational vehicle rather than just for nostalgia Mrs Murff said The planetarium could also be used for a science enrichment program at USC Aiken she said Dr Robert E Alexander chancellor of USCA was unavailable for comment on the project If constructed the planetarium which is still in a conceptual stage would be a useful educational devise that could be used by residents from all over the coun ty and from other surrounding areas Mrs Murff said It will be something that anyone can enjoy she said Mrs Murff added Right now there is no costs figure for the project The architects for the science center are to be named today she said Plans to establish a fund raising com mittee for the project will be discussed during the boards meeting next week Mrs Murff said A possible plan for the fund raising structure would be to place different indi viduals in charge of different sectors of the community to insure that a broad base of support is received for the pro ject she said Funds left over from the Du Pont Ap preciation Dinner could also be used for the project Mrs Murff said Bush Hails Vote On Reforms AP Laserphoto SAND Langer of West Germany successfully hits from the sand en route to a fourunderpar 66 at the US Open in Rochester NY For story please see Page 11 A By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The administration is hailing the House version of savings and loan bailout legislation as a major victory for taxpayers after the resound ing defeat of an attempt to weaken Presi dent Bushs key reform proposal Shortly before 11 pm Thursday the House capped a 13hour session by voting 32097 to solve the worst financial crisis since the Depression with the most ex pensive government bailout in history It will cost according to the congressinal General Accounting Office billion over 30 years billion of that from taxpayers The legislation also includes a series of what Bush has labeled never again provisions In what the president identi fied as the heart of his proposal it re quires owners to risk more of their own money in a capital cushion between losses and the government deposit insurance fund The American taxpayers won a major victory today when the House of Repre sentatives voted for strong tangible capi tal requirements for the nations savings and loans Treasury Secretary Nicholas F Brady said in a statement We applaud the House leadership for moving this bill rapidly through the House said White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater The House action paves the way for a conference early next month with the Senate which passed its bill in April and for final enactment before Congress goes on vacation in August The sharpest conflict between the two chambers will likely be on their funding plans The Senate would allow Bush to keep some spending out of the bud get deficit through a plan to sell bonds The American taxpayers won a major victory when the House voted for strong tangible capital require ments for the nations sav ings and loans Nicholas F Brady Treasury Secretary through a new quasiprivate agency But the Democraticdominated House would swell the deficit by billion increasing pressure on the administration to agree to a tax increase in a bid to cut longterm interest costs On capital the House would require owners to risk in real money capital for every in lending while the Senate standard is Despite heavy industry lobbying the House on a 32694 vote rejected an amendment offered by Rep Henry J Hyde RIU which would have given 241 a chance through an administra tive appeal to win exemption from new capital requirements Hyde was arguing on behalf of institu tions currently benefiting from an ac counting break known as supervisory good will Regulators granted the billion break to institutions many of them in Illinois that took ailing institu tions off the governments hands in the early 1980s Supervisory good will allows many of them to operate without risking any of their owners money Please See BUSH Page 8A Consumer Prices Rise 06 In May By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Consumer prices rose a sharp 06 percent in May pushed up by strong increases in food and gaso line costs the government said today The rise in the Consumer Price Index the governments primary gauge of infla tion at the retail level followed an even stronger 07 percent April increase that was the largest jump in more than two years the Labor Department reported During the first five months of the year consumer prices rose at an annual rate of 67 percent a significantly faster pace than the 44 percent price increases registered in 1987 and 1988 Inflation at the wholesale level has been even stronger rising at an annual rate of 94 percent so far this year Despite the persistently strong price in creases many analysts say inflation now may begin to level off Todays report will be closely scruti nized by the Federal Reserve Board which last week slightly eased its grip on the money supply in the belief that the slowing economy will help to tame inflation Analysts believe the central bank will wait for further evidence that inflation is under control before it eases any more In May the overall inflation rate was heavily influenced by a 1 percent in crease in energy costs These costs had shot up 51 percent in April when there was an alltime record increase in gaso line prices of 114 percent Last months increase in gasoline costs was a stillstrong 39 percent which ac counted for about onefourth of the over all increase in the CPI for May Please See CONSUMER Page 8A Drug Czar Says Beheading Suitable For Some Dealers By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Drug czar William Bennett says that be heading some kinds of drug dealers would be a morally fitting punishment although difficult to implement system of justice Bennett inter viewed Thursday on the Larry King Live television program on Cable News Network said We are not do BENNETT ing enough that is morally proportionate to the nature of the offense His remarks were prompted by a call ers question why not behead the dealers as the law calls for in some Middle Eastern countries What the caller suggests is morally plausible Bennett said Its legally difficult Bennett who is director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy said Morally I dont have any problem with that at all Ask most Americans if they saw someone on the streets selling drugs to their kids what they would feel morally justified in doing tear them the sell ers limb from limb Bennett said Asked by interviewer King What should we do Bennett did not answer directly but said Its not a moral prob lem I used to teach ethics 5th Anchor Signs Contract To Open Store In Aiken Mall By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer A fifth large anchor store has signed contracts to locate a new 60000 square feet store in the Aiken Mall said Jac queline J Beck a spokesman for George D Zamias PharMor drug stores signed an agreement earlier this week to locate in the mall informed sources said The company has been running ad vertisements in local newspapers re questing employment applications Joining the fifth chain in anchoring the store will be Brendles Catalog Store Sears Roebuck and Co Belk of Aiken and JC Penney Inc We are just getting ready to start construction on the fourth store right now said Ken Hardin leasing agent for Zamias In additon to the large chain stores approximately 50 small specialty shops will be locating in the mall he said A majority of them the small shops will be new stores Hardin said Very few stores in the Aiken area will be relocating at the mall The owners of the small shops will be able to start working on their stores in the next two weeks to prepare for the Oct 11 opening of the mall he said Please See 5TH ANCHOR Page 8A   

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