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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 5, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Navratilova Slams Ahead PagelOA A Quick Read Reagan Recuperates After Toss From Horse LOS ANGELES AP Former President Reagan once said There is nothing so good for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse He may not feel that way today following his Fourth of July toss from a horse at a ranch in Mexico that resulted in minor bruises and abrasions Reagan spokesman Mark Wein berg said the horse Reagan was rid ing bucked on a rocky downhill slope throwing the 78yearold former president to the ground Weinberg said Reagan who was reported in good spirits while recu perating today from scrapes and bruises called the incident own private rodeo adding that hes an excellent rider and he held on quite a while GI Jane Completed Cant Find A Home NEW YORK AP An American Legion post that raised for a sculpture honoring women who served in the military dur ing wartime finds itself with a statue and no place to put it The plan had been to set up the halfton statue in Veterans Memorial Plaza part of a city park that Legion Post 272 maintains under agreement with the Parks Department The Legionnaires thought they had clear sailing from the department when they made arrangements with sculptor Eileen Barry But the city Art Commission which has the final say on whether a sculpture or other art may be dis played on city property recently re jected the 8foot bronze of a women in fatigues and combat boots calling it not strong enough artistically Jerry Klein treasurer of Post 272 in the Queens borough said he had never heard of the commission when the project got started in 1986 We thought we would have to work just with the Parks Depart ment At some point in the project after the contract had been signed thats when we heard there was an Art Commission Klein said Gorbachev Makes Hit In Poll Carolinians Like Flag Amendment Weather Mostly Cloudy Today will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tonight will be cloudy with a chance of showers The high will be in the upper 80s and the low will be in the 70s Thursday will also be cloudy and rainy Please see details on Page 5A Deaths Elizabeth T Brown Augusta Emmie M Bundrick Columbia Bessie K Clayton Barnberg Robert L Jones Clearwater Lillian F NorveN Augusta Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather SB 14A 48 2B 9B SB 2B 18 5A 4A 10A 2B 5A Bush Maps Strategy For Europe By The Associated Press KENNEBUNKPORT Maine Presi dent Bush is coming off a fiveday vaca tion with a diet of papers and briefings to prepare for next weeks trip to East and West Europe Bush was heading today to Washing ton where he had no public schedule but planned to meet with top advisers to dis cuss the upcoming economic summit in Paris Boatings A PleasurePage 3A He leaves Sunday for Poland where his call this week for withdrawal of Soviet troops was apparently designed to have public appeal Bush wrapped up his long Fourth of July holiday by spending Tuesday with his wife Barbara grandchildren and as sorted other family members at the fam ily compound on Walkers Point Continuing his fiveday streak of inten sive sports activity the president played tennis and went boating the White House said Please See BUSH Page 6A not a precise flight path itinerary is tentative Lyons Abortion Activists Rally Burn Flags By The Associated Press Abortionrights activists clashed with police in Boston and burned a flagdraped effigy of a justice in Atlanta daring dem onstrations againsc the US Supreme Court decision allowing states to restrict abortion Prochoice protesters who burned an American flag in Minneapolis were at tacked by three waiters from a topless bar One man was arrested and several protesters suffered bruises and abra sions police said On a day when Americans celebrated their liberty thousands of people in at least nine cities heard July Fourth calls to safeguard abortion rights Counterdemonstrations were held in two cities but the antiabortionists were vastly outnumbered The rallies came Related StoriesPage 7B two days after the high court upheld a Missouri imposing on abortion inviting other states to do the same The most fundamental liberty is the right to control our own bodies Massa chusetts Rep Susan D Schur told more than 3000 people at a rally in front of the Statehpuse in Boston For if we have not the ability to control our own bodies we are no more than slaves Lt Gov Evelyn Murphy also de nounced the ruling and abortion rights groups announced a statewide campaign to vote antiabortion lawmakers out of office in the 1990 elections Vote with your heart your head and your stomach Schur said Vote as if your life depends on it Protesters waved American flags held signs with slogans including My rights have been raped and chanted Just Say No to the Supreme Court decision Denonstrators sciffled with police try ing to clear the crowd and two people were arrested including one on charges of assaulting an officer police said Po lice also blocked about 300 protesters who tried to broadcast their message to tens of thousands of people gathered for the annual Boston Pops concert and fire works display along the Charles River in Seattle Sen Brock Adams D Wash told hundreds at a prochoice ral ly he was outraged by Mondays ruling On the eve of the Fourth of July we Please See ABORTION Page 6A North Fined NoJai By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A federal judge to day gave Oliver L North a threeyear suspended prison sentence and fined him for his role in covering up his involvement in the IranContra affair US District Judge Gerhard A Gesell placed the former Na tional Security Council aide on two years pro bation and ordered him to perform 200 hours of community service administering a new program to help innercity youth avoid involvement in drugs Gesell cited Norths NORTH distinguished career as a Marine officer before he became a staff member at the White House during the Reagan administration He told North that during the IranCon tra affair I dont think you were a leader at all He said North was really a low level subordinate who was carrying out the instructions of a few cynical superiors North who has said he will appeal his conviction on three counts had faced a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and fines totaling Pronouncing sentence Gesell told North Along the way you came to accept the view that Congress couldnt be trusted that the fate of the country could be left to a small inside group not elected that was free to act as they chose while publicly professing to act differently But Gesell said that even though North was following orders youre not the fall guy for this tragic breach of the public trust The judge said North failed to under stand how the public service has been tarnished by his activities North remained at the defense table for a few minutes after Gesell concluded the sentencing Rain Puts A Damper On Juv 4fh Activities From Staff And Wire Reports On a day to celebrate Old Glory and Independence Mother Nature stepped in and put a damper on a lot of outdoor cookouts fireworks displays and other fun and games Offandon showers around the county kept a lot of people indoors and probably called off a lot of trips contributing to what law en forcement officials said was a safe Fourth Among the casualties of the rain was a big fireworks display sched uled for the Augusta Riverwalk late Tuesday It was called off be cause the launching site for the rockets on the North Augusta side of the Savannah River was under more than a foot of water Riverwalk promoters have not announced when or if the display will be held Besides the Riverwalk rubout the rainfall also apparently put a quietus on individual fireworks dis plays A spokesman for HCA Aiken Regional Medical Centers said we didnt have a single case of fire works injury Other than that cancellation the July 4 holiday was a time of peace and quiet according to public safe ty officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol the Aiken County Sheriffs Department and the Ai ken Department of Public Safety It was real quiet we had noth ing major to happen said High way Patrol Sgt WC Cole said the Aiken unit Sgt Cole said troopers spent the day monitoring traffic and keeping an eye out for the early violators on the states new seat belt law The patrol can write warning tickets for travelers not wearing seat belts but after Jan 1 each ticket will bring a fine Sheriff Carrol G Heath said his department received a report of a mobile home fire on Chime Bell Road near New Ellenton but no one was hurt in the blaze The sheriff said the trailer be longed to the Charles Beard family Sheriff Heath also noted a fatali ty on Storm Branch Road but the unidentified motorist apparently died of a heart attack before his vehicle left the road Other than the fire and the Storm Branch incident I havent heard of anything out of the ordi nary said the sheriff Sgt David A Walker of the Ai ken Department of Public Safety said It was pretty quiet for us I think we had one assault and bat tery and a breakin in The Alley Around the nation fireworks rocketed through the air and bar becue coals were stoked as usual But this July Fourth saw flames of flag fervor fanned more than ever following the Supreme Courts re cent decision allowing the burning of Old Glory About 200000 people turned out for a Boston Pops holiday concert and the evening of music was capped with fireworks Earlier the Ancient and Honor able Artillery Company of Massa chusetts observed Independence Day by honoring the fallen protest ers in Chinas Tiananmen Square The ceremonial unit joined Shen Tong a 20yearold biology student from Beijing University who is on the Chinese governments most wanted list in unveiling a 6foot Please See RAIN Page 6A Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth DONT HIDE YOUR TALENTS Gardeners are invited to compete for prizes in a contest beginning Thursday Green Thumbs Can Earn Green Cash Does your garden yield tomatoes big enough to brag about Do your cucumbers make the vines sag to the ground and need several small children to lug them into the house Dont let your gardening skills go unherald ed Bring those kingsized vegetables to the Aiken Standard beginning Thursday and let your green thumb earn a few green dollars A vegetable contest featuring tomatoes and cucumbers will be held at the Aiken Standard until Aug 2 All gardeners with the exception of Aiken Standard employees and their families are wel come to enter their heaviest tomatoes and cu cumbers in a bid for prizes Weight rather than firmness taste or color will be the criterion in the contest The heaviest tomato and the heaviest cucumber will win prizes for their caretakers Second prize in each category will be and third place will be Gardeners who believe their vegetables are second to none may haul trundle or tote their entries to the front desk of the Aiken Standard at 124 Rutland Drive between am and pm Monday through Friday A reception ist will weigh the vegetables and record the result Contest winners and their vegetables will be announced in early August An article and pic ture featuring the winners will appear in the Aiken Standard
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