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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Americans Break Ice At Open A Quick Read Savannah River Site Gets Million The Senate Armed Services Com mittee has authorized million for the Savannah River Site and the continued development of production reactors at the nuclear weapons facility A portion of that money mil lion is for environmental restora tion and defense waste activities Sen Strom Thurmond RSC said the bill adequately balances the need for environmental restoration with the vital demands of nuclear produc tion to keep America strong About million was tagged for continued development of the new production reactors at SRS and the ones in Idaho The reactors would be used to produce weapons materials The production reactors would cost billion and take 10 years to build It would create 4000 construction jobs and replace the three aging re actors that have been shut down since last summer for maintenence and safety upgrades and establish ment of new operating procedures These SRS reactors are the sole production source of plutonium and tritium Committee chairman Sam Nunn DGa and Sen John Warner RVa the senior Republican on the panel said the final bill was approved unanimously VERONA Pa AP A police of ficer crawled through the false ceil ing of a closed nightclub for more than five hours trying to capture a burglary suspect who led him on a dark dirty chase It got to the point where it started to be funny even though I didnt know if the guy had a gun Patrol man William Maggio said after Fri day mornings marathon The incident began at about 4 am when police responded to an alarm at Cunimondos Keyboard jazz club Before officers entered the club William Robert Vertullo 27 of Pitts burgh climbed up into the space be tween the buildings suspended ceil ing and its original ceiling police said A second man apparently es caped police said Maggio crawled up into the ceiling after the man and spent the next few hours trying to find him and catch him as another officer stood by Pilot Doesnt Recall Gunshot Flight Spratt Praises Soviets For Openness Weather More Heat Mostly cloudy skies are forecast today with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms The low will be in the lower 70s with highs in the 90s To morrow will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms Please see details on Page 9A Deaths Elma B Bland Johnston Richard L Blume Augusta David Henley Augusta Evie Rachel Holmes Aiken James C Hough Aiken Violet M Myers Aiken M Leon White Williston Please see details on Page 9A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weather 5D 5C 4B 6D 4D 5C 7A 9A 10 1B HKEN CDUNtt RUBUC JBR Economic Leaders Present Solid Front By The Associated Press PARIS Leaders of the worlds seven richest industrial nations striving to pro ject a united front voiced support Satur day for democracy behind the Iron Cur tain and condemned repression in China during a gathering that even attracted the attention of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev The economic summit was so harmoni ous in fact that the world leaders decid ed to end several hours earlier than scheduled on Sunday the first time any of the 15 annual gatherings was cut short During one the sessions Saturday a letter from Gorbachev was read to the leaders In it he petitioned the West to consider the reforms he is making in the Soviet economy and to let his country play a larger role in world economic affairs Our perestroika restructuring is in separable from the policy tending toward full and entire participation in the world economy wrote Gorbachev whose let ter was relayed by French President Francois Mitterrand Any disputes that did occur among the leaders of the United States France West Germany Japan Britain Italy and Canada were either papered over or ig nored as the summit nations issued a po litical communique Saturday The second day of discussions was held on the 35th floor of the Grand Arch an avantgarde marble and glass office building offering a spectacular view of Paris Secretary of State James Baker in a briefing for reporters called his ninth consecutive summit the most harmoni ous and one of the most productive sum mits that I have attended The rich nations were lavish in their encouragement for political and econom ic reforms in Poland and Hungary but they did not back up the kind words with any specific commitment of money But Bush indicated that he was pleased with the support provided by his fellow summit leaders saying the commit ments they made had vindicated his approach to fostering economic and polit ical reforms in the communist East bloc Bush was attending the summit at the end of a historymaking trip to Poland and Hungary where he unveiled a million package of aid to the two nations British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said that all of the summit na tions were very anxious to help We are Please See ECONOMIC Page 4A COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1989 PRINCIPAL CHANGES Current Position Former Lyndon Monetta High Danny SpringMonetta Elementary Lei on Corbett employee from Blackville Frank Ellenton Corbett Middle Bill Knox Ellenton Middle Joseph Knox Middle James Middle William of Adult Middle Eddie Augusta Elementary Hubert Elementary Staff Graphic By Denise Stubbs Kim McNeely Transfers Changing Administrative Face In Aiken County District By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer Staffing changes in the Aiken County School District which began on Jan 31 of this year have continued to change the face of the districts administrative system The Aiken County Board of Education voted on Jan 31 in favor of a staffing realignment plan presented by Superin tendent Dr Joseph R Brooks The plan transferred area superintendents and district office personnel to various posi tions within the district At that time Dr Brooks announced no moves would be made among the princi pals without individuals making the ini tiative to be transferred Since Dr Brooks announcement nearly 10 princi pals have either transferred to other schools resigned or retired When Dr Brooks announced the origi nal staffing changes among the area su perintendents he stated that his reason for moving personnel was to use people where they were most needed for the bet terment of the school district He said that his contract required him to make personnel changes and that any moves were for the good of the children Dr Brooks also said in a February meeting following the initial staffing changes that he believed administrators worked best if they did not remain in one position for more than seven to 10 years Some of the moves have already tran spired but transfers and resignations have left openings in the princigalship of two schools North Augusta Elementary and WagenerSalley High These are ex pected to be filled before school begins in August according to Owen Clary direc tor of staff development Teachers and students have a number of changes to come back to this year in various parts of the district James Gallman former principal of LangleyBathClearwater Middle School has transferred to a position of adminsi trative intern to the superintendent at the district offices V Elizabeth S Benton former Area 4 Spring assistant superintendent is currently the Area 1 Aiken assistant superintendent James I Green former executive director of research evaluation and per sonnel is now the Area 4 assistant superintendent John B Bradley former Area 1 as sistant superintendent is now the assis tant superintendent of research evalua tion and personnel at the district offices L Troy Nobles former Area 2 North Augusta assistant superinten dent now serves as Area 1 director of area operations and administration s James Martin former director of op erations and administration for Area 2 and 3 is the Area 2 assistant superinten dent Martins former position is current ly vacant s William Price former principal of Schofield Middle School has transferred to the district office as the director of adult education This position became va cant when Beecher Morton retired Please See SCHOOL Page 4A Fuel Gauge Failure Halts B2 Maiden Flight Reset For Troubled Bomber By The Associated Press PALMDALE Calif A low reading on a fuel pressure gauge Saturday thwarted the first flight of the B2 stealth bomber whose future funding depends on the Air Force getting the radarevading aircraft off the ground The plane already 18 months behind schedule and budgeted at million each will make another try in about two days Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen Sam Nunn has expressed fears that the most expensive plane in history could become a stealth taxi About one hour after dawn the bat winged plane rolled out to its runway near Air Force Plant 42 the desert com plex where it was built Its four engines growled quietly and were revved up and down as the crew awaited final word for takeoff During the wait a Cessna 182 with a Porterville Calif schoolteacher and his niece and nephew on board made an emergency landing near the plant after the pilot Brian Green told authorities he was offcourse and lost But Air Force officials insisted it was a low fuel pressure gauge reading on the bomber and not the private plane land ing in the restricted area that caused the delay During normal aircraft checklist pro cedures it was determined that the fuel pressure reading for takeoff power set tings were reading too low said Col Douglas Kennett an Air Force spokes man In accordance with normal safety procedures the aircraft returned to the hangar The first flight will occur no earlier than two to three days Air Force officials refused to say what measures would be taken to correct the fuel gauge reading They said they did not immediately know whether it was a problem with the gauge or the system itself Abortion Le Against Complete Ban By The Associated Press CHARLESTON The majority of state legislators questioned by a Charleston newspaper dont want abortion outlawed completely al though only a few favored allowing women to have the right of abor tion on demand The PostCourier newspaper of Charleston released Saturday the results of a telephone survey of 135 of 169 South Carolina lawmakers The survey was conducted in the two weeks after the US Supreme Courts 54 voted to restore key provisions of a Missouri law that makes it more difficult for women to obtain abortions The 1990 South Carolina General Assembly is expected to consider in January new laws limiting abor tion to cases of rape incest or when the mothers life is in danger Most legislators surveyed by the newspaper said they were for lim iting abortion only to the conser vative three exceptions for all state and privately funded facilities Im probably one of the major ity of members who wish the issue were left alone so we wouldnt have to deal with it said Rep E Le Roy Nettles Jr DFlorence The poll which did not split along party lines surveyed 100 of 123 House members and 31 of 46 Senate members Twelve legislators said they would vote for a bill to make it im possible for a woman to obtain abortions at statefunded hospitals or clinics Another 53 said they would vote for such a bill if excep tions were made for a woman who was raped a victim of incest or whose hfe was in danger Thirtyeight lawmaker said they would vote against such a bill while 23 were undecided and five made no reply The lawmakers were also asked if they would vote for or against a Please Sec ABORTION Page 4A Start Photo By Scott Webster STAYING BUSY Anna Corley say she likes to stay busy For her staying busy means tending to a large vegetable gaiden at her home in Perry She works in it daily although shes approaching her 98th birthday For the stoty please see Page 7A
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