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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 20, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                AIKEN COUtm Sports Trevino Leads Early In Open Page 5A A Quick Read Brown Transferred For Rules Violation COLUMBIA AP James Brown The Godfather of Soul may have hurt his chances for parole by having almost in checks and cash in violation of state Department of Corrections regulations a spokes man said A violation of prison regulations could very well cost him some of the good time he may have already built up said department spokesman Francis X Archibald That could affect the length of time hell serve on his sentence The 56yearold Brown of Beech Island was moved Wednesday to a highersecurity prison for violating the policy concerning the amount of cash inmates are allowed to possess Archibald said The spokesman said among the things the parole board considers are whether a prisoner has followed the rules while in jail Everyone knows the rules when they come in and theyre given a written book with them Archibald said The singer was found to have more than in certified checks from a Georgia bank in his possession and almost in cash Archibald said Brady Clears Up Harry Mystery WASHINGTON AP Treasury Secretary Nicholas Bradys ability to predict the economic future may still be unproven but he can read palms at least his own Brady showed up Wednesday at a hearing of the joint economic com mittee with the name Harry plain ly written across his left palm Since there are no Harrys on the committee observers were left to wonder Who is Harry Bradys explanation Before the committee appearance he had been interviewed by Harry Smith for the CBS program This Morning Since Smith was in New York and Brady was in Washington he couldnt see his interviewer and wanted a reminder of who was ques tioning him said Brady spokesman Roger Bolton Brady didnt have a piece of paper with him so he wrote Smiths name on his palm Its easier to wash my hands than buy a new shirt Bolton quoted Bra dy as saying Weather Partly Cloudy Again Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a 40 percent chance of thundershowers The low will be in the lower 70s Tomorrow will be part ly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of mainly afternoon thunderstorms The high will be in the upper 80s Please see details on Page 3B Deaths James A Cobb Charlotte NC James J Deason North Augusta Earl E Jennings Laurens William B Route Graniteville Geneva M Williams Thomson Ga Please see details on Page 3B Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Wnalher 3D 7B 10 4C 40 20 4C 18 38 1C 5A 4C 38 Strikes Cripple More Soviet Coal Mines Aikens Historic Pinkerton House Sold Bush Pushes Bold New Space Goals By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush wants a bold new phase in the nations exploration of space with a goal of send ing Americans to Mars from a manned station on the moon a senior administra tion official says Bush during a celebration today of the 20th anniversary of mans first trip to the moon planned to call for a permanent lunar outpost and a mission to Mars said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity However the president was not expect ed to set timetables or a price tag at this time the official said The president in weighing the feasibil ity of revitalizing the muchweakened space program against what the nation can reasonably afford decided Wednes day to stay away from issuing a specific challenge akin to the late President John How Does Aiken FeelPage 8A F Kennedys call to put Americans on the moon by the end of the 1960s Rather his endorsement of the costly moonMars project was to be very gen eral said the official Another official said Bush will ask Vice President Dan Quayle and the advisory National Space Council which he heads to flesh out the proposal with specifics An audience of some 400 people most involved in the space program was ex pected for Bushs speech outside the Smithsonian Institutions popular Air and Space Museum along with tourists stroll ing by on the Mall Among those invited were the three members of the Apollo 11 crew that flew the nations first mission to the moon on July 20 1969 Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Adm James Truly the National Aero nautics and Space Administrations ad ministrator and other astronauts also were to attend and join Bush for a barbe cue after the speech A return to the moon and flight to Mars would require congressional approval of billions of dollars The administration could encounter rough sledding given congressional obstacles already evident in a bid to get billion for current space station plans which would be basic to any program for Mars exploration Congress is expected to approve less than the billion Bush is seeking for NASA next year which is about 1 percent of the trillion federal budget for 1990 Bushs request would have to be more than doubled to pay for a moonMars pro ject NASA officials estimate Truly said last week that a moonMars project could not be carried out under todays NASA with its work force of 14000 down from 36000 in the heyday of the Apollo program that put 12 Ameri cans on the moon in the late 1960s and the early 1970s Please See BUSH Page 8A CRASH REMAINS A section of the United Airlines DC 10 stands amid emergency vechicles after crashing AP Laserphoto while trying to make an emergency landing Wednesday at Sioux Falls Airport Passengers Recall Anxious Moments By The Associated Press SIOUX CITY Iowa In the moments after the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 passengers were upside down belted in their seats Some freed others Some could rescue only themselves Passengers spoke of the pilots warn ings before Wednesdays deadly crash but they mostly remembered the impact and escaping the fractured fuselage More than half of the 293 people on board the flight survived the crash some walking away with only bruises The threemember cockpit crew survived too The pilot warned passengers about 20 minutes before the crash that it would likely be a rough landing several survi vors recalled Among the passengers was another pi lot who put a pillow over his head as the plane crashed and cartwheeled three times just off an unused runway at Sioux Gateway Airport We rolled upside down and inside out and every which way The plane broke into three pieces and bodies all over the place hanging upside down said Char lie Martz of Castle Rock Colo SC Attendant Crawled To Safety Through Hole In Wreckage Of Plane By The Associated Press CHESTER A Chester couple says their daughter told them the Lord opened up that hole to allow her to escape the wreckage of United Airlines Flight 232 that crashed in Sioux City Iowa Virginia Jane Murray 35 a flight at tendant aboard the airplane called her parents Don and Jane Murray of Ches ter Wednesday evening to tell them she was alive Ms Murray told her parents the plane cartwheeled over and over She said she was tumbling Murray said The walls were coming in She said a hole opened up and the sunlight came in and she climbed out the hole She said she knew the Lord opened up that hole Please See ATTENDANT Page 8A I unfastened my belt and dropped a little ways Finally I saw what I thought was an open window but there were flames I said Im going for it and I went through the flames I cant believe it there were people with feet missing and arms missing its the worst thing Ive ever seen in my life Danny Surge of Chicago said when it was apparent the plane was in trouble passenger Ron Rhode of Marysville Ohio went over to sit with 8yearold Ben Please See PASSENGERS Page 8A Air Dead In Iowa Unknown List Keeps Growing Search Is Continuing By The Associated Press SIOUX CITY Iowa A United DC10 with 293 people flew 50 miles after parts of the plane fell off then crashed during an emergency landing and cartwheeled in a ball of fire Yet many walked away from the flaming wreckage and at least 176 survived I thought I was going to die said 8 yearold Ben Radtke of Prairie View El who was carried out of the fractured fuse lage by a passenger The boy shaking but unhurt clutched a United Airlines button and a pair of plastic pilots wings as he spoke City Manager Hank Sinda said today 74 were dead and 43 missing from the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 Rescuers found 67 dead at the scene some scat tered on an inactive Sioux Gateway Air port runway some strapped to their seats and some in a field of corn 4 feet high Officials said 183 people of whom sev en died were brought to two hospitals The search for bodies resumed today It could be days before the number of dead is determined Sinda said A flight recorder was recovered au thorities said Flight 232 from Denver to Philadel phia via Chicago carried 11 crew mem bers and 282 passengers including three infants said United spokesman Law rence Nagin The Seattlebased cockpit crew sur vived and were being treated for injuries at a hospital Nagin said He identified them as Capt AC Haynes a 33year United veteran First Officer WR Records and Second Offi cer DJDvorak The 15yearold jumbo jet experienced complete hydraulic failure before Wednesday afternoons crash Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Fred Farrar said Please See AIR DEAD Page 8A Report Reassurance Needed On Nuclear Safety By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Energy Depart ment faces more criminal probes of its nuclear weapons plants and mounting public pressure to close them unless it controls their environmental and safety problems federal auditors say In a report highly critical of depart ment management the auditors said ur gent action is needed to ensure that envi ronmental laws are obeyed and the public is reassured that the government can reliably and safely run the weapons plants including the Savannah River Site near Aiken Rep Thomas Luken DOhio chairman of the subcommittee said he was shocked to learn that the department had no way of determining its own compli ance with environmental laws He harsh ly criticized John C Layton the inspec tor general for not finding this flaw earlier Youre not a watchdog youre a lap dog Luken said Iayton disputed the charge but later acknowledged that in hindsight it may have taken too long for his office to take a broad look at the environmental problems Layton told Luken he decided to take the unusual step of making public a flash preliminary version of the audit because of the urgency of the prob lems it identifies Among the key findings is that the En ergy Department is unable to solve envi ronmental problems at its weapons plants because managers and other em ployees are not properly trained and are not fully knowledgeable about environ mental law The report also said the department had failed to adequately oversee the work of the private companies that operate the weapons plants under federal contracts The report dated July 14 was made public Wednesday by a House panel as a senior Energy Department official dis closed that a special group of experts from outside the department had been dispatched to a weapons plant in Colorado Leo Duffy a special assistant to Ener gy Secretary James Watkins said in testimony prepared for a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee that the experts will attempt to verify the origin of a maninade radioactive element dis covered at the Rocky Flats plant near Denver The plant processes plutonium for weapons manufacturing Scientists of the Environmental Protec tion Agency have said it is possible the radioactive materials strontium and cesi um were produced by an accidental nu clear reaction even though Rocky Flats operations do not include the splitting of atoms Duffy said that while earlier Energy Department reviews of the radioactive material gave no evidence that a chain reaction had occurred Watkins wants an independent study to help alleviate pub lic concern regarding safety at this facility Please See 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