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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 17, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside French Bask In Glow Of Bash PagelOA A Quick Read Poll Says Carolina Supports Smoking Ban COLUMBIA AP Nearly two thirds of the people surveyed for a newspaper said South Carolina should pass a law to limit smoking in public buildings a report said today The copyright poll conducted for The State newspaper said 84 percent of the respondents favored limiting smoking in hospitals Metromark Market Research Inc queried 507 South Carolinians from June 2629 The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 44 percentage points Smokers who made up about one fourth of the respondents werent as happy about restrictions on smoking in public buildings About two in five favored limiting smoking in public buildings Several local governments in South Carolina already have limits on smoking in public buildlings Among them are Richland and Charleston counties and Beaufort Greenville and Hilton Head Island Biologists Tackling PORTLAND Maine AP lobstermen are laying three times as much bait and scientists have even tried raising lobster larvae in test tanks but the harvest of the tasty crustaceans hasnt increased in 20 years Marine biologists from the Univer sity of Maine and Bigelow Laborato ry in West Boothbay are conducting a 10day research cruise next month and hope their detailed probe of breeding grounds will help explain the inability of lobstermen to in crease the annual catch The lobstermen some of whom have volunteered to assist biologists as they map the ocean floor are hop ing the investigation will lead to big ger catches Lobster production is vital to Maines economy not least because of its contribution to tourism War On Cancer Aimed At The Poor t Charleston Fault On Insurance List Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies forecast to night with a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms Tomorrow will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thundershowers The high will be in the low 90s Please see de tails on Page 10A Deaths Narvis F Berry Belvedere Pauline L Crouch Beech Island Carl Grant Philadelphia Pa Otis Holloway Detroit Mich Linda R Kneece Columbia Mildred W McKay Graniteville Ocie Ola Reed Aiken Myra L Rodgers Ward Florence H Seagraves Athens Ga Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge66 Calendar5A Classifieds4B Comics9A Crossword7B CryptoquoteSB Dear Abby9A Lewis GrizzarcJ3A Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports6A Television9A Weather10A Apollo Astronauts Recall Moon Landing By The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Twenty years after the first moon walk the Apol lo 11 crew called for further exploration of the lunar surface and Mars but anoth er astronaut said a bold new program is unlikely soon Neil Armstrong Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins at a ceremony Sunday commem orating the anniversary of their spectac ular liftoff on July 16 1969 expressed their hopes for a rejuvenated space program On Thursday the anniversary of the landing they will join with President Bush for a celebration outside the Nation al Air and Space Museum in Washington DC There Bush will deliver a speech on space policy Some are pressing him to announce a return to the moon while oth ers are pushing for an exploration to Mars Many scientists are suggesting a joint USSoviet exploration for either option Bush said in Paris on Sunday he was weighing different ideas At Cape Canaveral Armstrong told 6000 flagwaving space workers and their families Sunday that they should allow ourselves just a touch of pride a touch of satisfaction that we were partic ipants and witnesses to the birth of a new human era He said historians in future centuries will identify the 20th century as the time when the human species broke the bonds of gravity that had heretofore bound them to this planet In brief remarks Aldrin who walked on the moon with Armstrong and Collins who remained in lunar orbit in the com mand ship looked to future space exploration One of these years and I hope it wont be too long this country will decide to press on again far out into space perhaps to the planet Mars Collins said Aldrin said NASAs Freedom space station to be assembled in orbit in the mid1990s should serve as a stepping stone to a manned lunar base and human flights to Mars He called President John F Kennedys commitment to the moon landing goal 28 years ago a starters gun for our pio neering giant leap for mankind Were not yet ready for that go again But perhaps we are at the starting line prepared to take our marks or get set Aldrin said Please See APOLLO Page 10A DIESEL NO CREDIT CARDS Staff Photo By Scott Webster COOLING OFF Christopher Clark 2 cools off with a soft drink on a recent hot day The Graniteville youngster was caught in this pose while playing around the gas pumps at Breezy Hill Curb Market where his mother works Ethnic Limit At University Triggers Riot By The Associated Press MOSCOW Riots broke out in the re public of Georgia after authorities said they would limit an ethnic minoritys en rollment at a university Tass said Elev en people were reported killed and scores injured The official Soviet news agency said police and troops were called in and and had the situation under control The fighting broke out Saturday night and lasted into the early Sunday hours in the Black Sea city of Sukhumi capital of the Abkhazian Autonomous Republic Tass said Said Tarkil ideology secretary for Ab khazia said Abkhazians were protesting a decision by the Georgian government to restrict the number of Abkhazians at the citys branch of Tbilisi State University Abkhazians outnumbered by both Georgians and Russians in their home land have protested alleged discriminia tion in the past Georgia also decided to separate the Sukhumi branch from the other campus es Tarkil said in a telephone interview from Sukhurri 900 miles south of Moscow The Abkhazian side is against this It is inadmissable to divide a university ac cording to nationalities Tarkil said adding that a commission from the na tional parliament also opposed the divi sion of the university Tarkil said that the fighting raged over a large part of the city and involved not only students but all segments of the population The Tass report said measures are being taken to render help to those wounded to restore public order and tranquility The situation is now being controlled by police and troops of the In terior Ministry which runs the national police force Tass said 11 people died and 127 were hurt It did not specify the nationalities of the victims or give their names In the clashes stones sticks fire arms and cold steel were used said a joint report by Tass and its Georgian af filiate Grunzinform Please See ETHNIC Page 10A Bush Would End EastWest it By The Associated Press LEIDEN Netherlands President Bush rang the curtain down on his Euro pean odyssey today vowing to end East West divisions and predicting that ulti mately whatever the odds freedom will succeed Bush spoke hopefully of the prospects for political and economic reforms throughout Eastern Europe in a speech prepared for delivery in this historic North Sea city where Rembrandt worked Hugo Grotius formulated theo ries of international law and the Pilgrims sought exile before sailing for the New World The challenge we face is clear Bush said We must work together toward the day when all of Europe East and West is free of discord free of division Bush arrived in the Netherlands the last stop on his 10day European tour after visiting Poland and Hungary and attending economic summit talks in Par is where the seven richest industrial de mocracies received a proposal by Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev for integrat ing the Soviet economy with that of the West Saying that dramatic changes were un der way in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union Bush cited Gorbachevs letter as only the latest example of the Soviets moving in our direction Tracing the rebuilding of Western Eu rope from the rubble of World War II he said that the other Europe the Eu rope behind the wall endured four de cades of privation and hardship persecu tion and fear Said Bush Today that other Europe is chang ing The great wheel is moving once more Our tune is a time of new hope the hope that all of Europe can now know the freedom the Netherlands has known that America has known that the West has known Our hope is that the unnatural divi Broad Plans No Details From Summit By The Associated Press PARIS The worlds seven industri al giants agree on broad plans to dean up the global environment fight drug trafficking and ease the debt burden of poor nations but they are leaving it to others to fill in the details President Bush and the other leaders Sunday ended their twoday summit earlier than expected and congratulat ed themselves on how well they had worked together The summit in my view was a clear success Bush told reporters at a news conference on the manicured grounds of the US ambassadors residence in Paris Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mul roney attending his fifth conference said it was the one that achieved the largest degree of consensus Please See BROAD Page IDA I sion of Europe will now come to an end that the Europe behind the wall will join its neighbors to the West prosperous and free said Bush making the first visit to the Netherlands by any American president He said Poland and Hungary are mov ing at the forefront of political and eco nomic reform traveling farther over the past year than anyone in the West once thought possible Please See BUSH Page 10A BatWinged B2 Decides Fate With Maiden Flight By The Associated Press PALMDALE Calif The mil lion stealth bomber roared into the air for the first tune today soaring above the Southern California desert on a flight that could decide whether the bat winged aircraft lives or dies The B2 designed to evade enemy ra dar was arrayed with reflective mate rial to allow test personnel to keep track of the plane and its two pilots during the 212hour flight The sinisterlooking black jet raced down an 11000foot runway at the secre tive Air Force Plant 42 and lifted off at am with two F16 fighter jets giv ing chase through the still and cloudless desert sky The planes landing gear remained down as is standard practice on test flights in case of malfunctions The B2 was to fly to nearby Edwards Air Force Base after performing test maneuvers over the Mojave Desert The plane taxied out of Plant 42 the Air Forces primary research and de velopment facility located in the desert 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles The stealth bombers only previous flights have been on a computer flight simulation Air Force and Northrop of ficials say no other aircraft has been tested more thoroughly without having been flown The flight was seen as vital for the future of the bomber which is already 18 months behind schedule At a budget ed price of million each the Air Force wants 132 of the planes it is the most expensive plane in history A key congressional committee has voted to withhold further funding until the plane proves itself in the air As the plane took off this morning the Star Spangled Banner was sung on the runway by Alis Clausen a member of the staff of a local cable TV station Air Force Capt Tess Taft unfurled the Stars and Stripes which was held by a tearful Linda Tokish It feels great It feels just fantastic A lot of work has gone into this Millions of man hours with people working sev en days a week 24 hours a day We feel just great said Air Force Col Douglas Kennett It feels great I was speechless I was overcome with emotion I was so thrilled when I saw the wheels go up Im just so excited to know that its up there now and I pray that it lands safe ly Taft said represents the technology of to morrow said Maj Pat Mullaney   

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