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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 10, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Baseball Breaks For All Stars Page 5A A Quick Read Dogs Help Save Lost Toddler PORTLAND Ore AP A 3 yearold boy spent two nights lost in the forest with three dogs for compa ny then walked up to a police post and asked for a cookie The dogs probably saved Joseph Edwin Lefflers life said Dr Robert L Norton who examined the boy at University Hospital The canines kept the boy alive by sleeping next to him through the 40degree nights The toddler became the object of an intense weekend search by about 300 people after disappearing Fri day He came out of the woods with the three dogs trotting alongside him shortly before noon Sunday The boy had told his mother he was going on a pretend fishing trip af ter lunch Friday His parents as sumed he was going to play in the backyard of the house about 25 miles southeast of Portland Norton an emergency room physi cian said the boy was hungry and had wet feet but his vital signs were normal The child spent the after noon at the hospital before being sent home hospital spokeswoman Lee Husk said New Comic Book Hero AUBURN Maine AP As the creator of the comic book Zen In tergalactic Ninja sees it most of todays space aliens are either bad guys or wimps Enter Zen a short muscular blue skinned space warrior a nonon sense sort of extraterrestrial Sort of the Dirty Harry of aliens said his creator Steve Stern Rather than spattering smalltime villains with a big revolver like the Clint Eastwood film character how ever Zen addresses the big questions His latest mission is to save Earth from ecological destruction at the hands of a planetdevouring madman named Nolan the Magnificent Zen works through his mental link with Jeremy the offspring of an alien queen and a mortal human Stern and airbrush artist Dan Cote publish the bimonthly comic as a sideline from their jobs Stern heads a small advertising business Cote is a commercial artist in Lewiston Until now writers and film produc have treated most space aliens as 3vil said Stern Weather Heat is On i Isolated evening thunderstorms are forecast tonight Skies will be fair and the low will be in the lower 70s Partly cloudy skies and hot hu mid weather are forecast for Tues day with a high in the upper 90s There is a 20 percenct chance of af ternoon thunderstorms Please see details on Page 4B Deaths Josephine H Brand Augusta Ida James Augusta Mack Pressley Trenton John W Reel Jr North Augusta Please see details on Page 4B Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Lewis Grizzard Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather Imposes Harsh Measures M s Vi g Small Businesses Flocking To Aiken 7B 10B SB 2B 8B 68 2B 3B 1B 4B 4A 5A 2B 4B Bush Proposes To Poland President Praises Countrys Reforms in Speech Before Polish Parliament AP Laserphoto GERMAN DOUBLE West Germanys Steffi Graf left and Boris Becker pose with the Wimbledon championship trophies they won Sunday Graf took the ladies singles championship and Becker won the mens title Inmate Quelled By The Associated Press BANNING Calif Inmates rioted at a prison camp jnjuring at least 1 J people and leaving buildings in flames early today authorities said At least 100 law enforcement officers were involved in quelling the threehour riot ended around midnight Sunday at the Banning Road Camp Rehabilitation Center a minimumand medium securi ty prison with 772 inmates We still do not know what precipitated this but it appears to have been racial in nature said Riverside County Sheriffs Capt Jake Bowser We had some fight ing break out between barracks After that it just broke out in general pandemonium An administration building the prison kitchen a gard tower and least four other buildings caught fire said Chris Hays a reserve Banning firefighter Sev eral vehicles were also reported to have burned The fires were controlled just af ter midnight Flames shot at least 50 feet into the night sky witnesses said Seven of the injured inmates were treated for minor cuts and scratches at a hospital nursing supervisor Beryl Brin disi One guard was among the 12 people Please See INMATE Page 8A By The Associated Press WARSAW Poland President Bush today proposed a million aid pack age and promised to seek new loans and debt relief for Poland declaring that the Communist nations moves toward demo cratic freedoms show the way toward a new era throughout Europe In the first address by an American president before the Polish parliament Bush hailed recent political and econom ic reforms and said This generations calling is to redeem the promise of a free Polish republic Poland has not been lost so long as the Polish spirit lives The Polish deputies interrupted Bushs speech five times with polite applause but gave him a standing ovation at the end The speech was the dramatic high point of the first day of the presidents 10 day European tour which included 2 hours and 40 minutes of talks with Polish leader Gen Wojciech Jaruzelski Bush was cheered by about 4000 flag waving chanting Poles who shouted Long Live Long Live when he attend ed wreathlaying ceremonies at memori als to Polish war dead and the Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II At a luncheon the president urged Pol ish Communist leaders and representa tives of the oncebanned Solidarity trade unici aovenent to risevbove the mis trust to bring the Polish people together for a common purpose In view of Polands billion foreign debt and other economic woes Bushs aid proposals seemed modest But Secretary of States James A Baker III said This is really not a trip to bestow economic largesse Bush in his parliamentary speech said The reform of the Polish economy will be an historic challenge There can be no substitute for Polands own efforts Warning that Poland must accept aus terity measures the president said I must speak honestly economic reform and recovery cannot occur without sacrifices The sixpoint aid package announced by Bush included these provisions s A request to Congress for a mil lion enterprise fund to support private entrepreneurs in Poland Bush said he will ask other industrial democracies at the economic summit in Paris this week end to establish similar funds A proposal for the seven summit na tions to intensify their cooperation in pro moting democratic reforms in Poland and Hungary He offered to work with the other summit nations to boost Western aid and technical assistance v A promise to establish a US center in Warsaw to conduct educational and cultural programs He said he would ask Poland to establish a similar center in America v A plea for the World Bank to move ahead with million in loans to help Polish agriculture and industry improve productivity s A request for Western debtor nations to support an early and generous re scheduling of Polish debt Bush said such a step could amount to deferral of about billion in payments this year if West ern nations agreed to liberalized terms KA request to Congress for million for a cooperative effort with Poland to fight air and water pollution in the indus trial city of Krakow The road ahead is a long one but it is the only road which leads to prosperity and social peace Bush said Polands progress along this road will show the way toward a new era throughout Eu rope an era based on common values and not just geographic proximity Please See BUSH Page 8A Parched Western States Feel From Wildfires By The Associated Press States with currently burning fires and nearby cities or parks National Park Peak FreJ AP Fires raged out of control in eight states and more than 600 people fled a Nebraska park where a lightningsparked blaze today burned to within a halfmile of the historic fort where Sioux Chief Cra zy Horse was killed A blaze also threatened the ancient Indian cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde in Colorado and an arson fire swept toward the Ventana wilderness in the mountains rising from Big Sur 120 miles south of San Francisco Major fires also were burning in Arizona New Mexico Utah Oregon and Wyoming Cooler temperatures and rain helped nearly ex tinguish wilderness fires in Montana and Alaska In northwestern Nebraska about 150 firefighters battled the biggest fire in the West a 50000acre blaze that leapfrogged along a 20mile front at Fort Robinson State Park About 30 National Guards men entered the fray after Gov Kay Orr declared a disaster area The flames leapt through the rugged canyons leaving splotches of charred ground mixed with stretches of grass and stands of timber Theres a limit to what humans can do to fight a fire when its in those canyons said state Sen Sandy Scofield who lives nearby Those pine trees are like kerosenedrenched torches Four patients were evacuated from a hospital and 25 from a nursing home in Crawford a nearby town of 1300 people One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation but his condition was not serious said deputy state fire marshal Jerry Larson What were fighting right now is fatigue Lar son said Early today the fire had consumed nearly half the 22000acre park and was half a mile from Fort Robinson the former cavalry post where Crazy Horse was killed by guards in 1877 The fort now serves as a lodge The fire made a mushroomshaped cloud of smoke that could be seen from Scottsbluff about 90 miles away Its not a pretty sight but these people have things well under control said Orr after flying around the edges of the blaze We could see whole lines of trees exploding said Marc Anthony a state game and parks com missioner who also flew over the area More than 600 people were evacuated from the Please See PARCHED Page 8A Bailout Tax Increase On Congressional Agenda By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Raising taxes by billion and putting the final touches on President Bushs billion bailout of the savings and loan industry dominate the focus of lawmakers returning from a long July Fourth holiday Before recessing again in four weeks for its annual monthlong August vaca tion Congress also must look at raising the trillion statutory ceiling on the federal debt But first the House likely will vote this week on an administrationopposed mor atorium on new offshore oil leasing in the wake of the Exxon Valdez tanker spill in March off the Alaska coast The White House and congressional Democrats also face the likelihood of an other bruising fight over the transfer of US aircraft technology to Japan for the FSX jet fighter Bush has threatened to veto a resolu tion passed by Congress last month ap proving the FSX deal but placing restric tions on negotiations for further stages in the joint project Opponents led by organized labor fear that Japan may use the technology to de velop a commercial aerospace industry to compete with US plane makers They claim to have increasing support among lawmakers making an override of the Please See Page 8A US Cities Face Declining Revenue By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Many US cities face declining revenue even though they are raising taxes and fees to meet budget problems often caused by a loss of federal funds the National League of Cities reported today Half of the 362 cities in the organizations survey said their spending is outpacing revenue in 1989 while 57 percent said their revenue growth is not keeping pace with the rate of inflation The imbalances persist even though 69 percent of the cities raised fees and charges for municipal services last year 41 percent raised property taxes 36 percent reported imposing new fees and charges and 10 percent instituted new taxes the report said Alan Beals executive director of the league said the statistics from the groups seventh annual survey of fiscal conditions show what happens when state and federal officials say no new taxes The burden is shifted the taxes are shifted and the cities get clobbered he said in a statement accompanying the report Exploring other coping methods the report revealed slowdowns in the growth of local operating budgets in 43 percent of the cities and cuts in capital spending in 36 percent Nearly a quarter reduced their municipal work force and 19 percent report ed hiring freeze   

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