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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports McEnroe Moves At Wimbledon Page IB A Quick Read Architect Of Englands Prayers Remembered LONDON AP The Reforma tion liturgy of England will flicker briefly in a few hundred of the coun trys 11000 Anglican churches on Sunday the 500th birthday of Thom as Cranmer architect of Englands historic prayers At St GilesintheFields off Char ing Cross Road in London a special peal of bells is planned and the rec tor the Rev Gordon Taylor will use Cranmers Book of Common Prayer as he does at all services Taylor is one of the few clergymen of the state Church of England who cling to the old prayer book that ap peared in 1549 when Cranmer was archbishop of Canterbury The traditionalists scorn The Alter native Service Book written in con temporary English and published in 1980 which was ordered by the Gen eral Synod of bishops clergy and la ity ruling the church The new book has almost entirely supplanted Cranmers Anthony Kilmister chairman of the Prayer Book Society which has campaigned to keep the old prayers for most of 20 years said he doubted whether more than a few hundred churches would remember Cranmer on Sunday With No Place To Land WASHINGTON AP Owners of small aircraft and several members of Congress are trying to get the gov ernment to reconsider a new rule that leaves thousands of planes with no place to land near the nations big gest cities The Federal Aviation Administra tion said the order requiring altitude signalling devices on all planes fly ing within 30 miles of the most con gested airports should significantly reduce the danger of midair colli sions The FAA rule took effect Saturday But pilots and small plane owners say it will clutter air traffic control screens effectively bar 40000 planes from 1200 airports near big cities and do nothing to enhance safety Under the rule only lanes carry ing Mode C transponders can fly within 30 miles of the nations 27 most congested airports Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies today with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms and a high in the mid 80s Mostly cloudy skies tonight with a low in the upper 60s Tomorrow partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Alexander B Barrett Augusta NJ DeLoach Aiken Wiley W Justice Gloverville Laura I Kendrick Thomson Ga Ruth G Lott Johnston James B Morgan Greenville Fred Quinn Buffalo Luther Suell Greenwood Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weather SD 5C 3D 7D 5D 4C 7A 6A 1D 1B 6A Change To Plane Spratt Unhappy About Arms Budget NA Festival Opens Patriotic Holiday By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer A wave of patriotism swept through North Augusta Saturday night as young and old alike raised the stars and stipes sung God Bless America and watched the colorful crackle of the 1989 Freedom Fes tivals firework display Children scampered across the football field of North Augusta High School moms and dads lined up at the lemonade and concession stands and onlookers filled the stadium All gathered to cele brate the founding of the United States and honor the American freedom enjoyed by every citizen in the country As the Fourth of July draws nearer the North Augusta community joined togeth er to eat some cotton candy sing some songs and show their true colors of red white and blue Lucky 14 Is Hopeful By LARRY WOOD Staff Writer Tonya Marie Smith is counting on the number 14 being twotimes lucky In her first high school pageant Ms Smith was contestant number 14 and the first in her group As Miss Aiken County 198839 she is contestant 14 and the last in her group in the Miss South Carolina Pageant I won the liigii school pageant As Smith said I hope being number 14 and being last this time will bring me good luck Ms Smith a daughter of Alfred and Nancy Smith of Aiken will leave today for Greenville Monday she will begin preparing for the final competiton to be 9 pm Saturday in the Greenville Memori al Auditorium The pageant will be broadcast on WRDW channel 12 from Augusta and WISTV channel 10 from Columbia Featuring a cruise theme this years pageant will be set aboard the SS Carolina Melanie Simmons Miss Aiken County 198990 will be in Greenville for the week also as an observer Rehearsals for the final night of compe titon begin Monday Tuesday at 10 am Ms Smith will be interviewed by the pageants five judges The interview will last about seven min utes and will count 30 percent of her over all score The interview will include questions about currect events personal interests and standard pageant questions such as Who do you most admire and Why do you want to be Miss South Please See LUCKY Page 4A Centerfold Queen Weds Playboy King By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner married Kimberley Conrad 1988s Playmate of the Year in an out door ceremony Saturday afternoon as he licopters chattered overhead and photog raphers jostled for a better shot of the Playboy mansion The 30minute nondenominational ceremony took place in front of the wish ing well where Hefner perhaps the na tions bestknown playboy proposed to Miss Conrad The wedding was heralded by the sounds of trumpets About 200 guests in cluding Bill Cosby and Tony Curt were on hand when Hefner tied the knot The couple plan to honeymoon at the mansion When asked how long Bjay Turner a Playboy publicist said proba bly a lifetime Miss Conrad already has gotten one of her wishes with the mansions comely entourage politely dispatched from the 53acre Playboy Mansion in the citys Holmby Hills section Shes made it clear that this is her Holiday ClosingsPage 7A The stadium gates opened at 4 pm to usher in a crowd ready for entertainment and fun The festival provided childrens activities and shows featuring games contests and a flag waving parade for youngsters of all ages Sponsored by the Greater North Augus ta Chamber of Commerce American Le gion Post 71 the City Parks and Recrea tion Commission and the banking institutions in North Augusta the festival was a successful effort Even the North Augusta Rotary Club chipped in by pro viding Coke popcorn and hotdogs Following the childrens celebration of fun and games the US Army Signal School Band struck up some chords and led the crowd in a concert of patriotic melodies The First Song Adult En semble of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta directed by Jerry Mat thews also chimed into the musical cele bration by giving a performance of their own The evening was perfect to sit outdoors with neighbors listen to the music and reflect of the opportunities offered by the United States Speaker Dr Randy Cooper chief sur Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth AIKEN QUEEN Tonya Marie Smith is leaving today for Greenvile where she will begin preparing for next Saturdays Miss South Carolina Pageant geon at University Hospital reminded the audience that much needs to be im proved in this country The fears of to days youth reflect the degeneration of much of the American society and the American dream and its up to the good people to stand up and make this coun try as strong as it should be he said I believe its time for a change in the heart and mind of America Dr Cooper said The only way for evil to triumph is for good people to be silent I believe the majority in this country is good people and its tune to stand up and find out what is truly right Dr Cooper expressed his belief that America needs to better its legal system familieswork force and schools Please See NA FESTIVAL Page 4A Abortion Strategy Shifting Next Battleground Could Be In States By The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON Minn Antiabor tion activists anxiously awaiting a possi ble Supreme Court decision Monday on abortion rights are gearing up for what they see as the next phase of their cam paign war in the states The National Right to Life Committee which was winding up its threeday con vention here Saturday is hopeful the high court will at the very least return au thority to the states to decide whether to restrict abortion If that happens theres a realistic ex pectation that Pennsylvania Wisconsin probably Minnesota and possibly Ohio could be among the first states to consid er abortion curbs said Burke Balch the committees state legislative coordinator State action on abortion laws would de pend on various issues including timing many legislatures dont convene again until 1990 or 1991 What were talking about is an extremely Iqng hard struggle here Balch said A Missouri case Webster vs Repro ductive Health Services is pending be fore the Supreme Court and a decision is expected Monday Missouris law puts re strictions on abortions and defines life as beginning at conception Upholding the Missouri law or even parts of it could reverse or seriously erode the 1973 land mark decision Roe vs Wade legalizing Please See ABORTION Page 4A Alcohol Drug Abusers To Feel Heavier Hand Under New Laws HUGH HEFNER have ended Bachelor days home and people just cant wander in and out now like they always have Playboy spokesman Bill Farley said several hours before ths afternoon ceremony They must be cordially invited As for Hef I can tell you with certain ty that he is pacing around the mansion with a bottle of Pepsi in his hand as we speak Farley said Hefner passed on holding the tradition al bachelor party before the wedding and Farley quoted him as saying Bach elor party Ive had a bachelor party for Please See CENTERFOLD Page 4 A By The Associated Press New state laws that take effect around the nation this weekend will make life tougher for drug dealers rapists drunk en drivers drunken boaters smokers and taxpayers Children get a break in several states that are banning or restricting teachers use of the paddle But two other states are imposing a more diabolical form of punishment on teenagers taking away drivers licenses Laws in many states go into effect each year Jan 1 or July 1 so this Indepen dence Day weekend is seeing a layer add ed to the mounds of jurisprudence that have been piling up in lawbooks since be fore the states were united Taxes are rising in at least five states and the usual collection of eccentric laws are entering the books in others Its now legal to produce caviar in Mon tana but illegal for lobbyists to lend their credit cards to legislators in Tennessee The gopher tortoise has a new and exalt ed status in Georgia its the Official Reptile of the state The Chesapeake Bay blue crab is now the Official Crustacean of Maryland although its only official duty apparently is to get eaten A survey of the 50 state legislatures suggests more than anything that law makers are growing more desperate about drug and alcohol abuse Georgia has doubled its fines for most drug dealing convictions the maxi mum is now million and has autho rized cities and counties to close or de molish buildings used in drug crimes Indiana is extending the death penalty to include murders committed during drug transactions It also is requiring judges to impose special fines on drug dealers and giving police more authority to keep and use the property of dealers Police were telling us they were bust ing drug dealers who had a lot of sophisti cated equipment such as mobile phones and twoway radios explained Bobby Small director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute A lot of the stuff seized would be useful to police Washington state is enacting a compre hensive million War on Drugs that includes stiffer prison terms and expand ed education and treatment programs Idaho and New Mexico are imposing tax es on illegal drugs a ploy that is intended Please See ALCOHOL Page 4A   

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