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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 25, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                I Sports Japan Seeks End To Political Woes Staples Resigns CoOp Post To Fight Again Page 5A A Quick Read Victims Widow Sues Prison Architect ATLANTA AP The architects and builders of a South Carolina pen itentiary are the targets of a multi milliondollar lawsuit filed by a woman whose husband authorities contend was killed by a prison escapee Debra Dawkins Reeves of Lincoln ton whose husband Randall Reeves 44 died in the knife attack a year ago filed a million lawsuit Mon day in Superior Court in Fulton Coun ty on behalf of her 13yearold daugh ter Elizabeth Leigh Drew who also was stabbed The lawsuit says Carlisle Asso ciates Inc GrierFripp Associates Inc Herbert Anderson Jr Construc tion Co Anderson Enterprises Inc and Emerald Investments built an underground escape route into the McCormick Correctional Institute in McCormick in the form of an unse cured drainage system in the pris ons recreational yard large enough for a man to crawl through The lawsuit says Johnny Jones 25 who was serving a 25year term for armed robbery used the system to escape Wants Glamour Out WASHINGTON AP A model who for six years was Winstons an swer to the macho Marlboro man is urging Congress to take the glam our out of tobacco advertisements saying teenagers are the target of the ads I have had children tell me that they smoked Winstons so that they could be just like me David Goer litz said in testimony prepared for todays hearing before a House Ener gy and Commerce subcommittee For that I shall always feel guilty Goerlitz described himself as a 25 year threepackaday smoker who kicked the habit in November He has worked for private groups that fight smokingrelated illnesses and his testimony was intended to bolster legislation sponsored by Rep Thorn as Luken DOhio Weather Getting Hotter Isolated evening thundershowers are forecast for tonight with a 20 per cent chance of rain The low will be in the 70s Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms The high will be in the mid 90s Please see details on Page 6A Daisy Mae Alien Augusta Edward J Johnson Martinez Franklin N McGee Batesburg Mary Lee Morgan Edgefield Clara W Wood Wagener Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquoie Dear Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 66 38 4B 3B B 5B 3B 18 Tuesday July 251989 THUNDER PONY Bobby Day stands with the Thunder Pony his 1966 fastback Mustang Day has Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth entered the car which has many modifications in national competitions Please see story on Page 1B Inspector Faults Report Reliability By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A million exami nation of environmental problems at the governments nuclear weapons plants may not be reliable the Energy Depart ments inspector general reports Inspector General John C Layton whose staff examined about half of the preliminary reports prepared by environ mental survey teams concluded the re ports lacked organized detailed support ing documents The Energy Department disagreed saying the documents criticized by the inspector general werent intended to be reference materials The report published Monday said the surveys were backed up with log books of personal notes too skimpy to jog the memories of the notetakers The notes were neither indexed nor organized in a way that would allow any Please See Page 1B For Additional Story one to trace facts or conclusions in the reports back to the source the inspector bfne wrote Team members acknowledged that it would be difficult and timeconsuming to locate informa tion in the backup documents The notes generally were not record ed in complete sentences and were not detailed enough to function as a memory aid even to team members who may be involved in hundreds of findings at doz ens of locations the report said The million inventory began under the Reagan administration In a memo to Energy Secretary James Watkins the inspector general said offi cials cannot be assured that the mil lion effort provides a sound basis for prioritizing environmental problems Layton said some contamination may not be adequately identified and critical projects may end up in the wrong place on the cleanup priority list and lose limit ed funding The Energy Department in its formal response to the report said the prelimi nary reports produced by the field staff were sent to the various plants where they were not found to be deficient The department said the inspector gen eral extrapolated beyond what is reasonable Layton told a House Energy and Com merce subcommittee last week the sur veys were designed to identify environ mental problems and rank them according to priority but the shortcom ings undermine the credibility of the process and call into question the useful ness of the surveys The details of the report were withheld until Monday Vol 122 No 1 Soviets FBI Tail Bloch Warning Issued By US Officials By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Soviets are showing extraordinary interest in the spy investigation against State Department official Felix S Bloch even tailing him and the FBI to New York despite a US warning not to interfere The unusual Soviet surveillance shows they have a lot invested in this said a government source familiar with the case The United States cautioned the Soviet Union against trying to smuggle Bloch out of the country it was learned Monday evening The warning came weeks before news organizations reported that the 30 year career diplomat was suspected of spying Still Bloch and a caravan of FBI agents were followed by Sovi et Embassy personnel on Saturday from Washington to a New York City suburb the government source said Formerly the No 2 official in the US Em bassy in Vienna the 54yearold diplomat BLOCH was placed on leave with pay or June 22 He has surrendered his diplomatic pass port and his State Department creden tials but has not been charged with any crime nor has his travel been restricted Nevertheless President Bush on Mon day called the allegations a very serious matter Two US sources said Monday that Bloch had been videotaped handing a briefcase to a Soviet agent in Paris earli er this year ABC News reported that the same agent later telephoned Bloch to warn him he was under suspicion say ing A bad virus is going around and we believe you are infected Please See SOVIETS Page 12A Mayors Want Money To Fight Drug War in Cities From The Charleston News Courier WASHINGTON Slogans are fine but more money is needed to fight the war on drugs a delegation of the nations may ors said Monday after meeting privately with federal drug czar William Bennett This has been a wasted year in the war on drugs said Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn most vocifer ous of the group Flynn called on the ad ministration to get be hind a tax increase that will raise bil lion for local and state governments Thats the litmus BENNETT test of whether the White House is sin cere he said I didnt get an answer out of Mr Bennett Bennett who appeared with the may ors in front of the Old Executive Office Building said Yeah they did ask for money Money was the first thing that came up Bennett officially director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy said the administration is willing to play its role but that Congress must also redirect priorities Ill go on record Crack is worse than taxes Bennett taxes are worse than pork Cracks a helluva lot worse than pork too Pork is a derisive term for pet projects senators and congressmen try to get funded in their home states and districts In refusing to rule out the tax hike that his boss President Bush already has said countless times he opposes Bennett conceded more money is needed to fight certain aspects of the drug war For instance he said cracking down on drug kingpins is crucial but its also very important to get behind bars people who are daily destroying the quality of life for American citizens Bennett will propose a new drugwar battle plan on Sept 5 Until then mayors such as Charles tons Joseph P Riley Jr said the verdict is still out It was a very positive upbeat meet ing Riley said It was nonconfronta tional Secretary Bennett did not reject anything out of hand Bennett says this is the number one problem and obviously he understood how we could feel very strongly about it Riley said The question is what he can accomplish within the administration be tween now and Sept 5 New York Mayor Edward Koch said a major problem is that citizens dont be lieve government can get control of the situation The question is is the neighborhood safe Koch said Do people feel they can let their kids out on the street People will pay to have this monster lifted from their shoulders Quoting Bennett Koch said the slogan for the drug war should be Lets take back the streets The skeptical Flynn said Unless theyre willing to come to the table with the money its hypocrisy Internal Policing At IRS Questioned By Investigation By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A yearlong probe of alleged misconduct by senior officials of the Internal Revenue Service raises seri ous questions about the agencys ability to correct wrongdoing by its own leaders House investigators say Is it possible for the IRS to police it self internally at the senior official level Thats an area that really needs to be looked at investigator Len Bernard of the House Government Operations sub committee on consumer affairs said in advance of his testimony before the panel today Bernard noted that one of eight miscon duct cases he and other subcommittee aides have been probing involved senior officials up to the level of deputy assis tant commissioner Most attention has been focused on al legations that a former boss of the crimi nal investigation division in Los Angeles was offered a bribe by Guess Inc a jeans manufacturer to get an investigation of a rival Jordache Enterprises The IRS cleared that official Ronald Saranow Subcommittee investigators have checked several cases in which IRS em ployees who called attention to miscon duct inside the agency were subsequently demoted or forced out The subcommittee chaired by Rep Doug Barnard DGa called for three days of testimony from the IRS present and former IRS employees and the Gen eral Accounting Office Jaycees Probe Discrimination By The Associated Press SALUDA The national Jaycees will investigate three black teenagers being denied access to a swimming pool owned by the groups Saluda chapter officials said Rickie Turner president of the Saluda Jaycees said Monday that the Saluda Swim and Tennis Club which operates a swimming pool for the Jaycees refused admission to the black church volunteers on July 13 The incident occurred shortly after 50 teenagers and adults repairing homes for a United Methodist Church in South Carolina volunteer program had already been given permission to swim at the pool According to Willie Teague who edits the churchs newspaper when the volun teers arrived several adults were told that all except the black teenagers would be allowed to swim The group then left he said The teenagers were members of the Salkehatchie program which renovates houses for the poor They were taking part in a summer camp run by the church and each volunteer had paid to participate Teague who investigated the incident for a story in his newspaper said Its a rather sad commentary on the progress that we hoped we had made but apparently had not It says that racism is still alive and well in South Carolina Dave Nershi the executive director of marketing for the United States Jaycees said Monday that his organization will would look into charges that the pool denied admission to blacks   

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