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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 25, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Page 2A Oil Spills Ashore In Rhode Island Page 2A A Quick Read Pit Bull Ordered Destroyed By Judge UNA AP A Spartanburg Coun ty magistrate has ordered the death of a pit bull that has bitten at least 56 people during the past year Last week animal control officers impounded two pit bulls belonging to Lee Harder of Una The dogs were found running loose and were be lieved to be responsible for killing at least one other dog and biting a 15 yearold girl animal control officer Cynthia Cash said Harder had been charged June 5 with violation of animal control laws for failing to keep the dogs under his control according to a warrant Sub sequent complaints led to the seizing of the dogs Ms Cash said Harder told Magistrate James Paslay on Friday that he kept the dogs one male and one female to protect his home because he was tired of having things stolen Over the past year the dogs had bitten 56 people who came onto his property Harder said He argued that the dogs were not as vicious as his neighbors made them out to be and friends of Harders testified the dogs would never hurt anyone unless provoked Sacrilegious Shoes Spark Riots Injuries DHAKA Bangladesh AP Pro testers clashed with police in two cit ies during demonstrations against the sale of slippers that reputedly blaspheme Islam police said Saturday At least 30 people were injured in the clashes Friday at Dhaka and the town of Mymensingh 70 miles to the north said police officials speaking on condition of anonymity The officials said demonstrators attacked shops owned by the Cana dabased Bata Shoe Co because they considered the logo on the slippers blasphemous The logo resembles the Arab characters for Allah The government Friday an nounced it had banned the sale of the slippers and seized unsold stocks Islam is the state religion of Ban gladesh and 90 percent of the coun trys 110 million people are Moslems Weather Partly Cloudy Todays forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of late afternoon showers and thun derstorms Todays high should be in the mid90s with tonights lows in the 70s Please see details on Page 4A Deaths 4 bfrdward D DeVaney Sr Augusta L Garvin Heath Aiken spean Johnson Knight Belvedere inf illie E Langston Augusta fisjgustas Lloyd New Eilenton see details on Page 4A a I ati the put SoJjdge defender nside Today Fipjssword Front dufiituaries Waorts thCfeather Mi 5D 5C 3D 6D 4D 6C 6A 4A 1D 1B 4A Soldier Sentenced On Spying Charge AlKtN COUNTY PUB1 If t mm 435 NEWBERRY ST S W SC 2000 To Issue Recommendations AIKEN S C l Sunday June 1980 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 151 Power Shifts To Tough Shanghai Boss By The Associated Press BEIJING Chinas Communist Party fired its moderate leader Zhao Ziyang on Saturday and replaced him with a Shanghai party boss who moved swiftly to quell prodemocracy protests in his city The new general secretary of the 47 millionmember party is Jiang Zemin 62 a universityeducated technocrat who has served as mayor and party secretary of Shanghai Chinas largest city The first three executions following the crackdown on the prodemocracy move ment occurred in Shanghai The party also purged Hu Qili who shared the 69yearold Zhaos sympathy for the studentled movement for a freer society and served with him on the Polit buro Standing Committee the nations highestranking political body Zhaos status had been in limbo for more than a month He was last seen in public when he met with student protest ers whose 7weekold movement was crushed in a crackdown that began June 0 The partys 276member Central Com mittee also removed Zhao from the 17 member ruling Politburo and its Stand ing Committee from the 175member policymaking Central Committee and from the Central Military Commission June Has Been DoubleWetPlus In Aiken BY CAROL WOODWARD Staff Writer For those who have wondered how much rain Aiken County has accu mulated over the past few weeks a state climatologist said Aiken has had double the normal amount of rain for the month Wes Tyler of the State Climatolo gy Office in Columbia said Aiken has already had 725 inches of rain since June 1 The normal amount of rain for June is 433 inches Tyler said Tyler said the increased rainfall is due to tropical moist ahcoming in from the Atlantic Ocean He said last years dryer summer was because the moisture was blocked by a high pressure system in the upper atmosphere Typically Julyis the rainiest month of the summer in South Caro lina Tyler said and added that the normal amount of rainfall for July is 472 inches This seems like a lot of rain after last summers drought Tyier said but really this is just a return to normal summer weather with a trend toward afternoon and evening showers How is all this rain affecting local farm crops County Extenstion Agent LT Terry Mathis said the rain has had both a postive and a negative effect on the countys crops On the plus side of tilings Mathis said the rain has been great for the corn cotton and peanut crops but on the negative side it may hurt the wheat and late soybean crops Please See JUNE Page 9A Staff Photo By Scott Webster LIGHTS ON When it rains motorists are supposed to turn on their headlights Theres been a lot of that lately in Aiken He apparently was allowed to keep his party membership A party communique released by the official Xinhua News Agency said that at a critical juncture involving the desti ny of the party and the state comrade Zhao Ziyang made the mistake of sup porting the turmoils and splitting the par ty and he had unshirkable responsibil ities for the shapingup of the turmoils Please See POWER Page 9A Aiken Man Witness To Turmoil Cottingham China To Feel Heavy Hand By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer An Aiken businessman spent only a week in China but it was enough to con vince him that the people in the worlds most populous nation are many years away from tasting the fruits of democracy AH Hal Cottingham III a vice pres ident with Wyatt Development Co has reason to remember his visit it came during the most tumultuous week in Chi nas recent history Cottingham was staying at the Peace Hotel in Beijing preparing for a leisurely Sunday trip to the Great Wall when gun fire erupted and hundreds of protesters were killed in Tiananmen Square The use of the military to slay unarmed citizens and the news blackout imposed on the tragedy by the Communist regime shows China faces a long struggle to achieve democracy Cottingham believes The Chinese are good people and treated us well but I dont think they will have free elections and democratic gov ernment any time soon said Cottingham The Peace Hotel is about a mile from Tiananmen Square and Cottingham went Please See AIKEN Page 9A DOE To Release Health Records Of Nuclear Workers From Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON The Department of Energy has decided to allow outside scru tiny of health records of 600000 people who have worked on government nuclear projects over the past four decades Sen John Glenn DOhio said Friday The decision which would liberalize access by qualified researchers follows a Freedom of Information Act request for the data filed by the Three Mile Island Public Health Fund a group created af ter the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania The Savannah River Site near Aiken which makes fuel for US nuclear weap ons is among the DOE plants affected by the decision Medical records still exist on the ap proximately 200000 people who have worked at the plant since it opened in the early 1950s said Albert H Peters man ager of the Du Pont Cos Aiken office Du Pont built the plant and operated it for nearly 39 years before turning it over to Westinghouse Savannah River Co on April 1 Medical researchers under DOE con tract have been allowed to examine Sa vannah River records on several past occasions Glenn who for several years has been investigating problems in the govern ments nuclear weapons complex began pressing for the release of the data two months ago He said he asked for the health records because of the growing controversy over the conflicts of interest between the DOEs dual roles of promoting radiation technologies and assessing their health impacts The medical information dates back to the early 1940s when the government be gan work on the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb It includes re cords of workers at about 50 government facihties and is considered the worlds largest body of information on the effects Please See DOE Page 9A Schools In Aiken Benefit By Million In Budget By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer Nearly million of the school dis tricts 198990 budget will go toward im proving education for Aiken County students The total amount allotted for the SC Education Improvement Act budget items falls short of last years budget according to the 198990 school board budget report The most dramatic decreases come un der teacher and principal incentives as well as school building aid and funds to assist teachers with paperwork Teachers can expect no incentive funds next year a drop from the in 198889 But according to budget reports teacher salary increases under the EIA will cost million more than last year The school board also chose to increase funds for basic skills in remedial instruc tion by the greatest increase in the 198990 EIA budget Reformation of South Carolinas educa tional system came in 1984 when the state General Assembly passed the EIA This act is South Carolinas blueprint for de veloping a quality program of public in struction for todays students and future generations A 1cent state sales tax increase which was implemented in 1984 provides an ad ditional million to educate the states 610000 students The funds generated by the sales tax allows a variety of provi sions to improve public education The act serves as a vehicle for school districts to increase academic standards through such programs as increased graduation requirements a 5yearold kindergarten program and advanced placement programs Included in these provisions is additional modern vocation al equipment handicapped student ser vices expanded gifted and talented pro grams and basic skills Please See SCHOOLS Page 9A The Aiken County School District Education improvement Act Budget 198788 Actual Budget 198889 Budget 198990 Budget o ft 198889 to 198990 Difference minus
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