Aiken Standard, July 3, 1989

Aiken Standard

July 03, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports McCumber Wins Western Open Page 8A A Quick Read Fiy The Flag Right On independence Day On July 4th American flags will be showing their colors throughout the country Flying the stars and stripes should be done with honor and all flag wavers should know the rules of the US Flag Code This code was passed by Congress in 1942 giving rules for honoring and displaying the flag If you plan to hang an American flag in honor of Independence Day here are the basic rules of flag flying The flag should be displayed out doors only in good weather The flag is not normally flown between sunset and sunrise but if it is it should be spotlighted s The flag should be hoisted quick ly but lowered slowly As it is low ered is should be gathered and fold ed and never be allowed to touch the ground v If the US flag is flown with oth er flags it should fly above any state or organizations flag but it should be flown even with flags of other nations A flag placed on a building should be placed top first on a staff or rope away from the building A flag placed on a wall should hang flat against the wall with the stars on the left A flag on a speakers platform should be placed on the speakers right A flag placed off a platform should be placed to the right of the audience A flag may be tied to the anten na of a car but should not be draped over the car After the flag is lowered and gathered it should be folded and put away If it is permanently attached to its staff it should be wrapped around the staff and covered Other wise it should be removed from the staff and folded v The military fold of the US flag is done as follows fold the flag twice lengthwise Then beginning at the stripe end fold the flag in triangles until the entire flag is folded into a compact triangle A flag that is no longer in good condition should be destroyed pref erably by burning it PqgeiA ICrack Crackdown Nets 2600 Arrests PageHB County Elderly Population Increasing Weather Cloudy Skies Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for tonight with a 50 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms The low will be in the 70s Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms Deaths John V Corley Aiken George Cuthbertson Williston Glinn R Dixon Jr North Augusta Anna J Harrison Aiken John B May Aiken Louise Hinton Metis North Augusta Louise H Motes Laurens Delia H Niblett Aiken Samuel R Poliakoff Atlanta Eva W Thompson North Augusta Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar3B Classifieds4B Comics28 Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B Dear Abby2B Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports8A Television2B Wenthei5A Monday July 31989 Aiken South Carolina Tough Soviet Postwar Diplomat Dies By The Associated Press MOSCOW Andrei A Gromyko the toughnegotiating former foreign minis ter who survived five Kremlin leadership changes and weathered the dramatic turns of EastWest relations in a halfcen tury of public life has died at age 79 Soviet news reports said the grim faced Gromkyo who oversaw Soviet for eign policy for 28 years died Sunday The cause of death was not announced but a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday that Gromyko had been hospital ized after surgery for a vascular problem heart or circulatory system that was not further identified President Mikhail S Gorbachev an nounced the death to the Supreme Soviet legislature today The deputies at the session with a minute of silence paid homage to the memory of the outstanding government and party leader Radio Moscow said The official Tass news agency said Gromyko was one of the major Soviet diplomats and statesmen of the senior generation and added that the country lost one of its most prominent leaders There was no immediate announce ment of funeral plans As a diplomat ambassador and foreign minister Gromyko helped forge the Sovi etAmerican World War II alliance joined in drafting the UN Charter and sat in on superpower talks that shaped the face of the modern world Gromyko survived several purges and outlasted Soviet leaders Nikita Khru shchev Leonid I Brezhnev Yuri V An dropov and Kostantin U Chernenko He served as Soviet ambassador to the Unit ed States Britain and the United Nations which he helped found Tass once said he took part in the most important foreign political develop ments of our time After Gorbachev rose to power in March 1985 and revamped the leader ship Gromyko was gradually eased into retirement He was replaced as foreign minister that summer by Eduard A Shevard nadze a newcomer to foreign affairs and named to the then largely ceremonial post of president Please See TOUGH Page 7A ANDRE A GROMYKO Survived five leadership changes Staff Photo By Ginny Southwcrth NICE DAY FOR BOATING Enjoying the water and the weather on a pleasant afternoon recently are Falana left and Henry Steadman They were taking advantage of the recreational facilities at Aiken State Park US Protests Apartment Attack By The Associated Press BEIJING The US Embassy filed a protest today over what it called a premeditated army attack on the apartments of American diplomats and other foreigners two days after clearing the city center of student protesters The move was likely to further worsen relations already made tense by US criticism of Chinas violent suppression of the prode mocracy movement Also today two Taiwanese re porters said a colleague was taken away by security forces after he reportedly met with fugitive stu dent leader Wang Dan The report ers said they feared Wang also was arrested US Embassy spokesman Sheri dan Bell said Embassy Charge dAffaires Raymond Burghardt de livered the note of protest about the shooting incident to the For eign Ministry which did not imme diately respond Chinese soldiers fired hundreds of bullets into the Jianguomenwai apartment compound on June 6 a day after the State Department said the US Embassy had given refuge to two Chinese dissidents Fang Lizhi and his wife Li Shuxian A US Embassy report on the shooting charged it was premedi tated but did not link it to Chinas anger over US protection of Fang and Li The United States filed one pro test shortly after the shooting The new protest challenges for the first time the Chinese account that the soldiers were responding to sniper Please See US Page 7A States To Get More Control On Abortions By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Supreme Court today cut back signifi cantly womens constitutional right to abortion giving states far greater power to limit abortions The court ruling on one of the most contentious issues of the decade stopped short of reversing its 1973 decision legalizing abortion In splintered voting the justices restored key provisions of a Missouri law that a lower court had invalidated for unduly interfering with womens constitutional right to abortion Todays ruling is a significant setback for abortion rights advocates because other states now may follow Missouris lead SC Abortion Poll1B This Supreme Courts decision is a major setback for wom en said Judith Lichtman president of the Womens Legal Defense Fund The decision is an open invitation for anti choice groups to bring more cases and for state legislatures to pass antichoice legislation which the court can use to overturn Roe v Wade But a majority of the justices said they were unwilling in this case to overturn or even reconsider the courts landmark 16yearold decision in Roe vs Wade The court also said it will review in its next term which begins next October two additional abortion cases in which Roe vs Wade is under attack It chips away There will be three more cases next fall National Organization for Women president Molly Yard said They will chip away some more Pretty soon nothing much will be left for a woman in controlling her reproductive fife This is war against women she said In it the court said women have a constitutional right based on their right to privacy to seek and obtain abortions The Roe vs Wade ruling said a womans decision to have an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy must be left to her and her doctor It said states may regulate abortions during the second trimester only to protect the womans health and may take steps to protect fetal life in the third trimester State authority to regulate abortions after the first trimester was not made absolute however In another significant ruling the Supreme Court said some governmentsponsored religious displays are permissible as long as they do not have the effect of promoting or endorsing religious beliefs By a 54 vote the court said displaying a Christmas nativity scene inside the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh violates constitutionally required separation of church and state because it appears to endorse Christian principles Bush Gets An Early Start On July 4th Celebration Keep The Fun In Fireworks By The Associated Press WASHINGTON If this year has a typical Independence Day thousands of Americans will finish their celebration at hospital emergency rooms being treated for fireworks injuries Despite laws banning or restricting fireworks in most states as many as 10000 people require medical care for fireworks injuries every year a large share on the Fourth of July according to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission Last year children received more than half of all fireworks injuries with eye damage a particularly severe prob lem according to Frank J Carlomagno of the Virginia chapter of the National Society to Prevent Blindness No fireworks are safe in childrens hands Even sparklers can cause burns to the eye and can easily ignite cloth ing said Carlomagno A prime factor in children being hurt by fireworks is lack of adequate adult supervision he said The federal safety agency and the American Pyrotechnics Association join in stressing the need for adult su pervision whenever fireworks are used Do not allow younger children to play with fireworks under any circum stances warns the Consumer Product Safety Commission Children do not realize the potential danger and if an accident does occur they do not know how to react correctly the commission said If older children are allowed to use fireworks adult supervision is still needed Running and other horseplay Please See KEEP Page 7A By The Associated Press KENNEBUNKPORT Maine Presi dent Bush is getting the jump on the Fourth of July by treating his neighbors to a fireworks display tonight during a holiday trip marked by a marathon of sporting activities Im tired Bush 65 confessed after a day of jogging tennis swimming fish ing golf and then more fishing on Sunday Meanwhile the vacation White House today was anxiously awaiting fireworks of another sort from the Supreme Court Fitzwater said a statement would be issued in Bushs behalf if the court issued a ruling today on whether it will allow states to limit or outlaw the right to abortion Bush said Sunday he regretted the deci sion of Adm William J Crowe to step down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September Very candidly Id like to have had him stay Bush told reporters on the golf course He did an outstanding job and is doing an outstanding job Crowe announced his decision Sunday on NBCTVs Meet the Press Hundreds of people were expected to line the shoreline of this oceanside resort to watch the Bush fireworks this evening to be set off from his sixacre compound on Walkers Point by the same company that did the 1986 Statue of Liberty fire works in New York Harbor Presidential press secretary Marlin Fitzwater said an anonymous donor helped subsidize the display by the New Castle Pa company of pyro technics specialist George Zambelli Zambelli has said he expects to set off two tons of aerial explosives in the 15 Please See BUSH Page 7A ;

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