Aiken Standard, July 23, 1989

Aiken Standard

July 23, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports R Watson Looks For Open Win Page 1B A Quick Read Airliner Loses Hydraulic System TULSA Okla AP An Ameri can Airlines flight bound for El Paso Texas from Chicago lost one of its main hydraulic systems Saturday forcing the cockpit crew to manually lower the front landing gear before landing safely here The loss of the single hydraulic system on the Boeing 727 was far less serious than the reported complete hydraulic failure of United Airlines Flight 232 on Wednesday said John Hotard spokesman for American Airlines in Fort Worth Texas The United DC10 crashed in Sioux City Iowa killing at least 110 of the more than 295 people on board Well for one thing its a different airplane Hotard said pilot just had one of his systems failure and there are several redundant sys tems on the Certainly it scared the hell out of us But the pilot had no trouble landing He made a routine perfect landing Bombs Explode SAN SALVADOR El Salvador AP Four bombs exploded at a Roman Catholic university in the capital before dawn Saturday wrecking a print shop and a parked bus officials said Police experts also deactivated two more bombs in the print shop at Simeon Canas Central American University and officials there said employees sleeping nearby narrowly escaped injury from the blasts A statement by the rectors office said no one claimed responsibility for the attacks One bomb exploded under the parked bus and three more inside the print shop causing part of the building to collapse The family of a watchman and three workers sleeping there miracu lously escaped unharmed even though some the blasts were only two yards away the statement said It said this was the latest of a a series of attacks on the university which is run by the Roman Catholic Church and part of an insidious campaign of incitement and slander against the Jesuits who work at this institution Weather More Heat Partly cloudy skies with a 30 percent chance of afternoon or evening thun derstorms are forecast for today To days high will be in the low 90s and the low in the low 70s Winds will be SE at 5 to 10 mph Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers or thundershowers Please see details on Page 4A Deaths Maggie Campbell Midville Ga Annie W Flowers Darlington Maxie J Jester Parksville Mary Lee Morgan Edgefield Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weathei 50 5C 3D 60 4D 5C 6A Soviet Miners Continue Walkout Hollings Attacks Campaign Ads r ww w wf Investigation Focuses On Engine Many factors contributed to the large number of survivors of this crash including advance safety preparation by the crew the planes low speed and angle when it crashed and the way the plane broke apart Several people seated near the tail section survived Most of the people in the rear section died Passengers in rows 9 through 19 suffered minor or no injuries stayed intact stabilizers broke off Cockpit crew survived Preparing for a crash landing The firstclass section was devastated stayed intact Explosive Failure Doomed Flight By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Investigators are trying to find out why an airliner de signed to fly without one of its engines couldnt and why an engine designed to contain its own failure apparently didnt Government engineers and scientists poring over the wreckage and records of Flight 232 have not yet found the cause of the United Airlines DC10 crash Wednes day that killed more than a third of the 296 people aboard What they knew by the weekend was that an explosive engine failure occurred while the threeengine airliner was en route from Denver to Chicago that por tions of the tail section were damaged in the explosion and that the hydraulic flight control systems had lost all its fluid by the time the plane crashlanded at the Sioux City airport The National Transportation Safety Board was focusing in the first days of what will be a monthslong investigation Please See INVESTIGATION Page 3A American Career Diplomat Suspected In Spy Plot BLOCK By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A top career diplomat suspected of collabo rating with Soviet agents in Vierma had access to some of the nations most sensitive nonnuclear secrets and once ran the US embassy in that espio nagerich city before he was sent home for insubordination sources said Saturday Meanwhile Felix S Bloch former dep uty chief of mission at the embassy in Austria has received FBI approval to leave his Washington luxury apartment No Motive in Attack On Worshipers By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Investigators said Saturday they had no leads into why a hooded gunman burst into a church dur ing a childrens Bible study graduation ceremony and shot three people killing two Theres just no apparent reason why I know the detectives wish they knew so they knew where to turn said police of ficer Daniel Rueles Police and residents of the area said there was no apparent involvement by the gangs that have terrorized much of the city Theres a couple of gangs here but they havent been active lately said Of ficer Steve Carlos as he and fellow patrol man Andy Thedford kept watch on the shuttered Mount Olive Church of God in Christ from their patrol car across the street No gang threats no retaliation noth ing Thedford said They dont cause trouble Theyre never around said Norma Macias 18 who lives across the street from the church Its kinda quiet here Two persons walked up to the church Friday night according to the police ac count At least one of them shot at but missed a passerby before one of them entered the building He opened fire as about 50 adults and children were singing hymns The songs were the conclusion to a commencement ceremony for a weeklong Bible study class We were in the church singing a song A man came in and he started shooting said 10yearold Martha Lopez I started crying I was scared Police identified the dead as Mae Lee and Pntronelbi Luke 35 Mrs Lukes husband Fetor Luke 33 suffered a gun shot wound in the left knee and a superfi cial wound in the arm But the surveillance of Bloch continues at a new unspecified location ABC News reported Saturday Bloch who has not been charged with any crime is the highestranking US diplomat ever identified as the target of an intelligence investigation involving the Soviet Union The government is keeping close tabs on Bloch so he wont flee but ABC saii that federal officials also are concerned that he might try to hurt himself Bloch was last seen by fellow residents of his apartment building on Thursday Since then they say a heavy contingent of government agents whose surveil lance of Bloch had been obvious to his neighbors for weeks apparently has de parted as well The FBI declined comment Saturday about the status of its investigation which was brought to light the previous night by an ABC News report which said he had been videotaped passing a brief case to a Soviet KGB agent in Vienna That incident according to sources who declined to be identified occurred early this year more than a year after Bloch was reassigned to a largely bu reaucratic post in Washington Government sources told ABC that once confronted with allegations of his spying Bloch fell apart emotionally The report said Bloch has been interro gated twice and claimed he would coop erate But one government analyst told the television network that Blochs coop eration has been extremely limited A team of government psychologists ABC said does not believe that Bloch spied for money Sources told ABC that Bloch claimed he spied because he fell into a Soviet sex trap but investigators have discounted that story The New York Times reported in its Sunday editions that intelligence officials are reexamining their investigation of two Marine guards at the American Em bassy in Moscow and their involvement with Soviet agents for a possible link to Bloch One of the guards Clayton Lonetree confessed that he had become involved with Soviet intelligence at his previous assignment in Vienna As deputy chief of mission officials said Bloch had early knowledge of Lonetrees confession Please See AMERICAN Page 3A Staff Photo By Scott Webster TOP LEGIONNAIRE Carl E Stone of Graniteville holds the plaque that names him the top American Legionnaire in South Carolina this year Graniteville Man Earns Legion Honor By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer GRANITEVILLE To many people who live in Graniteville he is the retired man who sits out in front of Taylors Hardware store every day but Carl E Stone does a lot more than just sit Recently named the South Carolina Le gionnaire of the Year Stone has been an active and vital member of the Legions Samual Swint Post 77 in Graniteville for more than 43 years Stone 67 served as chairman of last years recordsetting Valley Empty Stocking Fund which raised Through the project the post helped 934 people 484 families to have a happier Christmas It takes the entire month of December working with that the fund every year he said Stone who has served in every position Post 77 has to offer also recently re ceived recognition for his work as a re cruiter for the organization Every year Stone who was nominated for the state award by his post gets between 40 and 50 new members for the organization In addition to heading the Valley Emp ty Stocking Fund and recruiting Stone also works as a cook for Post 77 Once you get to cooking they wont take you off of that he said That job is hard to get rid of once you get it In addition to his membership in Post 77 Stone is an active member in the For ty and Eight a group of outstanding Post members and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Born and raised in Graniteville Stone has lived in the town his entire life ex cept for the brief stint that he spent in the Army during World War II Please See GKANITEV1LLE Page3A ;