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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 21, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Stewart Breaks Course Record Page 6A A Quick Read Wolf Return To Park Stirs Up Opponents WASHINGTON AP A move by Congress to speed the return of wolves to Yellowstone Park is clearly premature says the head of the National Park Service Parks Director James Ridenour told a House panel Thursday that the bill introduced by Rep Wayne Ow ens DUtah would interfere with studies under way to find out if wolves can be returned to the popu lar park without hurting the many interests involved Battle lines are drawn between en vironmentalists and sportsmen in the controversy over whether to restore the only indigenous species still missing from the Yellowstone area Those pushing for return of the ani mals say that under the Endangered Species Act and the National Envi ronmental Policy Act wolves must be returned to restore the wilderness areas to their original state Sportsmen who hunt elk which are the prey of wolves and domestic livestock owners want to keep the wolves out They are supported by several Western lawmakers Malaysia Hangs Briton For Drug Trafficking M KAJANG Malaysia AP A Briton convicted of heroin trafficking was hanged in prison today and spent his last hours clutching a photograph of his 7yearold daughter authori ties said Derrick Gregory was the first Brit on to be executed under Malaysias stringent 14yearold drug law Au thorities had ignored pleas from British diplomats that he be spared death Gregory clutched the photo of his daughter Tara through the night until he was marched to the gallows early today Gregory 39 had not seen his daughter since she was an infant He was arrested in 1982 at a Malaysian airport reportedly on his way to Los Angeles from Singapore with 576 grams of heroin hidden in his boots His wife divorced him soon after he was sentenced to death in 1987 Gregory of Middlesex England was turned down in his final appeal for clemency Weather Chance Of Rain Chances of rain remains high to night and Saturday Lows tonight will be in the low 70s with a 20 per cent chance of thundershowers Highs Saturday will be near 90 with a 30 percent chance of rain Please see details on Page 4A Deaths Sylvia G Duke Lake Murray Lucy R Blackwell New Ellenton John Henry Morton North Augusta Eva L Whitley Aiken Catherine Rowe Wagener James Roy Epps Orangeburg Woodrow W Frazier Aiken Darol A Kirby Timmonsville Beulah Mae Price Washington DC Rosa S Pearson Wagener James J Deason North Augusta Geneva M Williams Thomson Ga Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge5B Calendar3C Classifieds3B Comics7C Crossword6B Cryptoquote4B Dear Abby7C Local Front1B Obituaries4A Opinions1C Sports6A Television7C Weather4 A MBR Teacher Salaries Stay Much The Same County GOP Gears Up For 1990 Vote Exemption For KReactor Deplored By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer COLUMBIA Representatives of three environmental groups today at tacked a proposal by US Rep Butler Derrick DSC that would allow the Sa vannah River Sites KReactor to exceed environmental requirements In a news conference called at the headquarters of the Energy Research Foundation environmentalists said they opposed Rep Derricks efforts to block construction of cooling towers for K Reactor Rep Derrick has succeeded in getting the House Rules Committee to pass an amendment that would divert mil lion for construction of the cooling towers into cleanup funds for the plant Frances Close Hart chairman of the ERF said Rep Derricks proposal is outrageous Ms Hart was joined by Dr Mary Kelly Derricks ProposalPage 10A natural resources chairman of the League of Women Voters and Betty Spence of the SC Wildlife Federation in condemning Rep Derricks action Ms Hart said in 1982 the SC Depart ment of Health and Environmental Con trol told the Department of Energy which has supervisory authority at the nuclear installation that the government would have to bring the reactors into compliance with national environmental protection laws Ms Hart said because of that demand DOE did extensive studies and made a decision to build the KReactor cooling tower in 1987 The Department of Energy was told back in 1982 that it would have to do Please See EXEMPTION Page 10A Westinghouses Restart Delay Criticized By Energy Secretary From Wire And Staff Reports Energy Secretary James Watkins criticized Westinghouse Electric Corps recent decision to delay until the fall of 1990 the startup of one of Savan nah River Sites idled nuclear reactors Watkins in a letter to a senior Wes tinghouse official criticized the compa ny for not notifying him sooner of a ninemonth delay of the proposed re start timetable A company spokesman said Thursday that Westinghouse has serious com munications problems with the US Department of Energy so much so that Watkins summoned Paul Lego president and chief operating officer to Washington Wednesday In a July 17 letter to Lego Watkins wrote I am particularly disturbed that you did not find it sufficiently im portant to notify me personally that in the last three months Westinghouse See WESTINGHOUSE Page 10A IT STARTED WITH ONE What started with one plane as a Christmas present has grown into an addiction for Robert A Winthrow He owns more than a dozen now Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth builds planes for other hobbyists and is president of the Countryside RC Flyers Club For the story please see Page IB Plane Slams Into Cars By The Associated Press MANILA Philippines A Philippine Airlines plane carrying 98 people today missed a runway plowed into a concrete wall and bounced onto a highway smash ing into cars and killing at least eight people officials said The eight victims were killed on the ground when the twinengine BAG 111 jet careened into cars on Manilas South Ex pressway said officials at the airport clinic and two nearby hospitals Airline spokesman Enrique Santos said 36 passengers and two other people were injured He said some of the injured would have to be hospitalized IOWA AIR CRASH Pilot Struggled Lost2A Engine Fan Suspected2A Carolinians Among DeadMissing2A Santos said the plane was arriving in Manila from Zamboanga City 540 miles southeast of the capital when it crashed at about pm am Air traffic controllers reported the planes pilot as saying visibility was poor because of heavy rain and that he could see only half the runway as he ap proached the airport on a flight from Zamboanga City 540 miles southeast of Manila Witnesses said the aircraft overshot the runway struck the ground and crashed through a concrete highway wall bounced across the highway and came to a stop on some railroad tracks We came down and went up again about 150 feet Then we went down again very steeply said passenger Beverly Spilman a British teacher who works in Austria and is vacationing in the Philip pines I did see we were nearing the end of the runway then we hit the highway plowed through a railroad track and landed on the opposite side of the highway Please See PLANE Page IOA Woodside Golf Takes First Step Grading Permit Almost Missed Planners Agenda By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Woodside Development Co took the first step in construction of a million golf course Thursday night by gaining Ai ken County Planning Commission ap proval to apply for a grading and clear ing permit Woodsides request was filed by Mark Graham of the civil engineering firm of Ayer Graham Associates Inc and was added to the agenda by a special vote of the commission Woodside Development Co President J Michael Mike Hosang said the 18 hole championship rated golf course will join another already serving residents of Woodside Commissioner Jim Baggott noted that because of a mixup by county officials the Woodside request had been left off the agenda and he noted the addition is not normal procedure I want to make it clear to the public that we are not making an accommoda tion because of a grass planting sched ule said Baggott Baggott said a lack of communications between two county departments pre vented the proposal from getting onto the agenda through proper channels Graham in presenting his clients De velopment Standard Ordinance proposal said the application process had to be speeded up because of a grass planting schedule for the 18hole course We hope to start the grading and clearing before the end of the month Graham said The course will be the sec ond built at Woodside Hosang said the new course is the first step in constructing Phase 2 of Wood sides development of the 2300acre tract Please See WOODSIDE Page IDA Real Estate Transactions Total Million For Fiscal Year By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Real estate transactions amounting to more than million were recorded in Aiken County during fiscal year 198889 according to figures obtained from the registrar of mesne conveyance office The figures which were posted be tween July 1 of last year and June 30 of this year were obtained from a record setting number of documentary stamps sold The documentary stamps which cost per worth of property and are attached to all real estate transactions are sold through the registrars office Registrar of Mesne Conveyance Peggy Whitman said June collections of the stamps amounted to more than and represented the best mouth of the fiscal year The June collections also one of the biggest months in county history en abled the registrars office to end the fis 1989 Collections JanuaryS5981323 FebruaryS5247701 March59002461 MayS3240790 June810787970 Totals347758460 cal year with in stamp sales which Mrs Whitman said was a new high for the county State and county sharing of the income allowed the county to put in the bank exceeding 198889 fiscal year budget projections by more than Mrs Whitman said under the sharing formula the state gets about 58 percent of all income derived from the real estate transfer fees The registrar said the county also is off to a good start in the 198990 fiscal year collecting in fees for the first two weeks of Jiilv Aikenites Tomato Holds Firm Lead Cucumbers Still Fighting In Contest An Aiken gardeners tomato is hold ing firm to its lead but the cucumbers are still fighting it out in the Aiken Stan dards vegetable contest Hoyt Hamilton of Aiken was in the lead for the second week in the tomato contest with a 2 pound 46 ounces entry Sam Christine of Aiken took over the lead in the cucumber contest with a green monster that weighed in at 3 pounds 270 ounces As of noon Thursday 17 gardeners had weighed in fat tomatoes and 18 had brought in hefty cucumbers The contest which will run until Aug 2 is for all gardeners with the exception of Aiken Standard employees and their families Weigh is the only rnurion in the con test The heaviest tomtU and the heavi est cucumber will eaeh win for their growers Second in each category will be and third place will be Gardeners may bring their entries to the front desk of the Aiken Standard at 124 Rutland Drive between am and pm Monday through Friday A receptionist will weigh the vegetables and record the results Contest winners and their vegetables will be announced in early August An article and picture featuring the win ners will appear in the Aiken Standard   

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