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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 26, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Pete Rose Given Reprieve Page 7 A A Quick Read Giant Statue Bothers Town WADSWORTH 111 AP Zoning officials didnt object to the golden pyramid or the sharkfilled moat But they had enough when Jim Onan put a 45foot statue of a pharoah on his front lawn The town took him to court under a zoning ordinance that puts a 25foot limit on structures in residential neighborhoods The 52yearold Onan a construc tion contractor decided on a way of getting around the regulation Hes burying the 200ton statue of Ramses II in gravel up to its knees Onan says he intends to spend to bury aU but 25 feet of Ram ses II Toilet Offenders Can Be Fined SINGAPORE AP In their lat est move to toilet train the people authorities plan to fine those who fail to flush after using public lavatories Beginning July 1 firsttime offend ers may be penalized as much as Repeat offenders caught neglecting to flush three or more limes may have to pay as much as Public toilets are defined as those to which the public has access in cluding those in hotels department stores cinemas and restaurants The Environment Ministry says many people simply are not flushing after use Government campaigns to im prove public hygiene in this city state of 26 million people are not new A Clean Public Toilets cam paign was first mounted in 1983 A team of health inspectors was de ployed last year but offenders mere ly received warning letters Weather Fair And Hot Fair skies are forecast for tonight with the low in the 70s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy with a 20 per cent chance of afternoon thunder storms The high will be in the mid 90s Please see details on Page Deaths Jessie S Anderson Aiken Ethel Bundscho Belmont NC Mary M Burch Santa Monica Calif Emile Delegram Jr Riverdale Ga Margie G Heath Aiken H Monroe Johnson Jr West Columbia Betty L Lott Graniteville Mary H Reddick Aiken Arthur F Testa Aiken Pauline E Weed Belvedere Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Lewis Grizzard Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 66 5A 38 28 78 48 28 3A 18 6A 4A 7A 26 6A JPage2A European Summit Begins Today County Budget To Get Final Approval Monday FRUITS OF LABOR James Gleaton sells some of the produce from his garden to a customer at the Aiken Staff Photo By Scott Webster County Farmers Market The market is open daily for those growing produce in Aiken County Bounty Of Aiken Countys Fields Arrives Daily At Farmers Market By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer The arrival of summer brings swelter ing days humid nights array of both ersome insects and the delights of fresh fruits and vegetables from the fields Row upon row of green food tables rest beneath a canopy of peeling wood marked with the welcome sign of the Ai ken County Farmers Market Every morning at farmers arrive at the marketplace to turn the empty stands into a plethora of southern delicacies Farmers remain until pm or until their produce is sold out The Farmers Market is an Aiken tra dition bringing in farmers and buyers from throughout the county to show off their favorite produce and take advan tage of some of the best bargains in town Located between two of Aikens oldest streets the market provides the commu nity with an up close look at what farm ers have grown in the county this year Producers Spring Wagener and Salley travel every day to Aiken and set up camp at the southeast intersection of Richland Avenue and Williamsburg Street as they sway buyers to look their way In the early morning hours Monday through Saturday while the dew still dampens our windows sellers are laying out their watermelons cabbage peach es corn peas butter beans and string beans And amid the greenery of lettuce and turnip leaves lie tiny hot peppers and Pontiac Potatoes Wherever you look you see evidence of all thats fresh and delicious Young and old alike thump melons eye peaches and sniff flowers before making their purchase This year has been a little different for Aiken County farmers Rain rain and more rain has lightened the hearts of many and burdened the minds of some For three years Tony Gofer of Salley has been selling at the Farmers Market Standing behind his hoard of green beans bell peppers and potatoes he comments that the rain hasnt been too much trouble for his fanning this year The rain hasnt hurt the vegetables too much Cofer said The problem has been gettting out in the fields to weed We havent been able to keep up with the weeds just because of all the rain weve had A couple of tables uoww James Glea ton talks about how the rain can harm some produce such as tomatoes But the cucumbers and melons have thrived on the excess rain he explained As talk throughout the market cen tered on the weeks of heavy rainfall and the prices of various items farmers piled baskets of freshly cut flowers onto the tables Cofer added a little flavor to his display by placing his bouquets in chitlin buckets Daisies snapdragons and zinnias splashed color throughout the busy market Mrs James Gunter who had traveled from her home in Wagener arranged colorful bundles among her stacks of squash corn and okra Ive been coming out here for 45 years she said Its almost like a sec ond home to me Please See BOUNTY Page IDA Crews Clean Spills By The Associated Press NEWPORT RI Nearly half a mil lion gallons of oil from a grounded tanker closed beaches and claimed its first wild life victims and hundreds of people worked to clean up spills in five states Beaches were ordered closed today in Rhode Island and shellfishing was banned off the coast An undetermined number of oilcov ered small lobsters and several birds have been found dead state and federal environmental officials said Since lobsters flounders cod and had dock important to the regions fishing industry are now laying their eggs it is the worst possible time to experience an oil spill said Kenneth Sherman of the National Marine Fisheries Service Fish can swim away from the oil slick but larvae do not have that mobility he said The Greeklicensed tanker World Prod igy struck Bretton Reef at the mouth of Narragansett Bay on Friday Gov Ed ward DiPrete said the captain lakovis Georgudis admitted he failed to wait for a pilot and mistakenly changed course sending the ship toward rocks Results of drug tests on Georgudis and a mate whose name was not immediately available were expected by late today although the Coast Guard said drugs or alcohol were not believed factors in the accident A federal inquiry into the accident would be convened Tuesday Coast Guard Adm Richard Rybacki said State Attorney General James E ONeil said he hoped to learn if Georgudis violated state law by approaching too near the bay without a pilot Elsewhere contractors cleaning up a spill from a Uruguayan tanker grounded in the Delaware River have hired 255 em ployees The state of Delaware also agreed to provide 300 National Guards men to help remove thousands of gallons of heavy fuel oil that leaked onto beaches in Delaware New Jersey and Pennsylvania The tanker refloated Sunday was car rying 18 million gallons of heating oil Officials had no estimate of the severity of Saturdays spill saying they were un able to account for at least 800000 gal lons including an undetermined amount that mixed with water and remained in the tanker Please See CREWS Page 10A Estimates Misjudge AIDS Epidemic Severity By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A report today that federal officials are underestimating the spread of AIDS raises questions about the nations ability to cope with the crisis say congressmen who are monitoring the epidemic A General Accounting Office report says the number of AIDS cases expected to be diagnosed over the next three years has been undercounted by as much as onethird by the Centers for Disease Control The really frightening aspect of this report is it proves how little we know about the AIDS epidemic Rep Ron Wy den DOre said Sunday He and Reps John Dingell DMich and Henry Wax man DCalif requested the study When these projections of AIDS cases go awry it undermines research de stroys the validity of our plans for taking care of AIDS victims and conveys a false sense of confidence to our fellow citizens that the AIDS epidemic is under control Wyden said The GAO in a report being released today estimated that 300000 to 480000 Americans will have been diagnosed with AIDS by the end of 1991 This compares with CDCs estimated range of 185000 to 320000 cases through 1991 Meanwhile the US Food and Drug Administration was expected today to an nounce approval of a drug to treat an eye infection in AIDS patients that can lead to blindness according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity The drug ganciclovir has been widely available for several months to AIDS pa tients with the eye infection cytomegalo virus retinitis under a special FDA cate gory that allows distribution of promising drugs to the gravely ill while safety and effectiveness research continues About 20 percent of AIDS patients de velop the eye infection Syntex Corp of Palo Alto Calif will market the drug under the name Cytovene The GAO evaluated 13 national fore casts of the cumulative number of AIDS cases through the end of 1991 and found a Please See ESTIMATES Page 10A Soviet Sub Labors Home After Reactor Malfunction By The Associated Press OSLO Norway Biilowuig smoke a Soviet nuclear submarine limped toward port today after a reactor malfunction caused a fire aboard No casualties or radiation leaks were reported aboard the vessel which was of a class built in the 1960s to carry nuclear tipped cruise missiles The Echo II class submarine was off northern Norway when the malfunction occurred Officials said the reactor was shut down and the submarine was head ing east for the Soviet naval base in Mur mansk under diesel power A Norwegian Northern Defense Com mand spokesman said the submarine with both nuclear and conventional pow er apparently caught fire at about 5 am in the Norwegian Sea We received a telex from Soviet Mur mansk rescue central at about am that said the situtation was under control the crew was in good shape and that there was no danger of a radiation leak Maj Arne Skjaerpe said by telephone The submarine was first spotted by Norwegian aircraft 70 northwest of South Island which is part of the northern prov ince of Finnmark The vessels crew fired a rocket and waved off a Norwegian Sea King rescue helicopter to indicate it did not want civil ian help said Terje B Lien an official at the Norway Rescue Coordination Center at Bodoe Battle At Church Leaves 39 Dead By The Associated Press MANILA Philippines Communist rebels battled antiMarxist vigilantes at a church in a remote village and 39 people were killed ineludmg women and children who had gathered to worship military and church officials said today Two of the dead a Protestant lay leader and bis brother were beaeaded during the incident which occurred Sunday at a United Church of Christ chapel in Rano on Mindanao island about 649 miles southeast of Manila At least eight people were wounded officials said The military said the death toll could be higher because the rebels carted away their casualties A church official in Manila said the dead accounted for were members of the Lt Col Jose Maneja deputy commander of Davao del Sur province said aboat 108 New Peoples Army guerrillas entered the village looking for the leader of group of local antiCommunist vigilantes Maneja said details were unclear but apparently someone indicated tnat tte vigilante leader Ruben Ayap was inside the charch and shooting broke out Ayap was killed along with bis two brothers Abadi andClemeate Abadi Ayap head of the laymens group at the church and bis brother Clemente were beheaded the military said Regina Dominguez 41 whose daughter was killed in the shooting said toe rebels were angry at the villagers because they had joioed an   

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