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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 27, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Local Project For Blind Comes To End Page 1B A Quick Read Ozone Hole Study Raises Cancer Concern NEW YORK AP The Antarctic ozone hole apparently caused re cord low ozone levels over southern Australia in 1987 said scientists who suggested that the hole may raise skin cancer risk in the globes south ern latitudes The work is the first detailed study that links the Antarctic hole to ob served ozone declines in the Southern Hemispheres midlatitudes where many people live scientists said The study concludes that record low ozone levels over southern Aus tralia and New Zealand were caused mainly by the arrival of ozonepoor air from the Antarctic hole Southern South America and the southern tip of Africa also may be vulnerable said study coauthor R Alan Plumb A layer of ozone a form of oxygen high in the atmosphere shields Earth from ultraviolet rays in sunlight that cause skin cancer Reductions in ozone let more rays through and can boost skin cancer rates Americas Skies More Polluted WASHINGTON AP The na tions skies became more polluted in 1988 with up to 30 million more Americans now living in communi ties with unhealthy air the Environ mental Protection Agency said today New EPA data shows that 101 geo graphical areas now violate stan dards for ozone the chief ingredient of smog and 44 have unhealthy car bon monoxide levels But in addition to identifying pol luted areas under current law the data has major implications for the future if Congress approves new clean air legislation this session Any new law would be expected to use the information to establish new deadlines for pollution cleanup and could determine the severity of mea sures each area must adopt in order to make steady progress Page 2A Stealth Bomber Vote Causes Problems Page 1E Confusion Expected Over Jury Lists Weather Showers Possible A 20 percent chance of evening thunderstorms is forecast for to night The low will be in the lower 70s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and hot with a 20 percent chance of afternoon thundershowers The high will be in the mid 90s Please see details on Page 4A Deaths Sara R Berger Aiken Marian U Hutto Holly Hill Willie KempJr Aiken Solomon Knight Aiken Cecil T Laster North Augusta Bessie B Seigler McCormick Rhoda S Sloan Harbor Beach Mich Richard Walton Decatur Ga Thomas F Williams West Columbia Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge5B Calendar2B Classifieds10B Comics6A Crossword6B Cryptoquote4 B DearAbby6A Local Front18 Obituaries 14A Opinions3A Sports9A Television 6A Weather14A Thursday July 271989 Aiken South Carolina Scores Survive Korean DC10 Crash In Libya By The Associated Press ROME A Korean Air DC10 with 200 people aboard crashed in heavy fog three miles short of Tripoli airport in Libya today and burst into flames the South Korean airline said Four reportedly died when the plane hit a house The official Libyan news agency JAN A reported 80 to 100 survivors including the captain It said the crash occurred at am am JANA said the plane slammed into two houses killing four people in one The airline said three crew members were missing and presumed dead but neither the news agency nor Korean Air had oth er details about deaths Korean Air officials in Seoul said Flight 803 left the South Korean capital Wednes day evening with stops in Bangkok Thai land and Jiddah Saudi Arabia en route to Tripoli The airline said 200 people were aboard including 18 crew members and that about 10 passengers were foreigners whise nationalities were not immediately known The Korean Broadcasting System said many of the Koreans were workers for Daewoo Corp and Donga Construction Co which have projects in Libya Airline officials quoted the planes cap tain Kim Hojung 54 as saying the air port was shrouded in a dense fog and visibility was poor when I approached I lost contact with the control tower for 15 minutes before the crash Earler KBS said the pilot had reported engine trouble but the airline did not con firm this Airline officials said Kim told them the plane caught fire on impact and was par tially destroyed almost immediately The airline said the DC10 crashed 25 minutes before its scheduled landing JANA gave a conflicting account re porting that the aircraft crashed on a runway at the Tripoli airport after hitting two houses and several cars A United Air Lines DC10 crashed in Sioux City Iowa last week killing 111 people It had lost its tail engine and had lost hydraulic fluid Please See SCORES Page 3A Young Study Details SRS Impact Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth SRS IMPACT PLAN The Strategic Plan for Community Development a longrange study of the impact the Savannah River Site will have on Aiken County in the coming decade was released today Methodist Bishop Lauds Jaycee Decision On Pool By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer NORTH AUGUSTA Aiken County arid its local governments must find the money to pay for million worth of infrastructure additions and improve ments in a 10year period to meet de mands imposed by the Savannah River Site and the building of a new production reactor But in the same decade projected rev enues from normal funding sources will amount to only million or 45 per cent of the financial costs that could arise from growth linked directly to the nucle ar installation according to the Arthur Young Co Arthur Young an international consult ing company presented those financial facts and a lot of other information today as it released to the Aiken County Coordinating Council on Economic De velopment the results of a sweeping study of the county The report was handed over at a am press in the North Au gusta Community Center Comparing the money needed to make infrastructure improvements and the to tal revenues that can be expected in the 10year time period the consultants said the mathematics translates into a Inside ts NPR To Increase Population Millions Needed For Budgets v Cooperation Objectives Strategies v Economic Objectives Strategies Education Objectives Strategies Environment Objectives Strategies Please see Pages 12A and 13A tor these stories and charts on the Arthur Young Report million shortfall for county and local gov ernments trying to keep up with growth The balance will have to be funded by increased fees for services additional long term financing or increases in tax es said the companys planners They also held out a ray of hope saying an increase in federal impact funds and pas sage of a local option sales tax could im prove the books The coordinating council hired Arthur Young to make the study which is titled the Strategic Plan for Communi ty Improvement and Development It took about a year to do but covers every thing from the Department of Energy Please See YOUNG Page 13A By The Associated Press SALUDA The Jaycees decision to de segregate a Saluda swimming pool they leased to a whitesonly club is a welcome change South Carolinas Methodist bish op says The Jaycees stung by an incident in which three black teenagers were barred from a pool it leased to an all white club will not allow the pool to re open until blacks and whites can swim there together state and Saluda officials said Wednesday Joseph B Bethea who is black had asked the Jaycees to open the pool this week after learning of the Saluda Swim and Tennis Clubs refusal to allow the teenagers part of a church group to swim there July 13 Im very pleased with where we are right now and it will just be a matter now of waiting to see how these intentions are carried out he said The Jaycees will deed the seven acres and building at the pool to the Saluda Swim and Tennis Club only if the club desegregates the pool said Kathy Gil bert a spokeswoman for the state Jaycees The other option is they may remain on the land under a gentlemans agree ment but they must run it desegregated or we would tell them to leave Ms Gil bert said Officials with the club closed the pool Wednesday afternoon Robert Booth president of the Saluda Swim and Tennis Clubs sevenmember board of directors said when contacted at his home Wednesday evening that he learned of the Jaycees decision only af ter returning from work He said the board would make a decision on the Jay cees offer perhaps as early as this morning I think I need just a little more time to reflect on it Booth said declining to comment further Please See METHODIST Page 4A Local Teen Angered By Racism BY CAROL WOODWARD Staff Writer Trip Jeffers 17 of Graniteville and some of his friends from St John United Methodist Church in Graniteville spent a portion of their summer vacation trying to help make life a little easier for other folks The group from the Horse Creek Valley area participated in the Salkahatchie Summer Service Program sponsored by the United Methodist Churches in the state a program that allows the youth to travel to low income areas of the state and help fix up houses that need repair But Trip said this summers service was a real eyeopener to him and most of the other teens participating in the program three of the teens helping in the program were turned away from a whitesonly swimming pool owned by the local Jaycees I still cant believe it happened Trip said Wednesday We didnt know at first why we werent going to swim we thought it was because of rain But when we got back to Saluda High School where we were staying we found out it was because three of the kids were black Trip recalls that July 13 was a long hot day and he said everybody was looking forward to a dip in a pool after work But when the church group got to the Jaycee pool the lifeguard took one of the groups counselors aside and informed him that only the white teens could swim in the pool the three blacks could not When I first found out why we couldnt swim it made me angry Trip said I saw three good friends hurt because of someone being prejudiced I dont like that Oh well I know what is right and God knows what is right and being prejudiced is wrong Trip said his unwelcome lesson in racism did serve one purpose It made me even more aware that racism anywhere be it a little town or a big city is wrong Trip was one of seven teens from the Horse Creek Valley area who was partici pating in the Salkahatchie program in Saluda Sluggish GNP Growth Reflects Slowing Economy Gross National Product By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The US economy turned in its most sluggish performance in almost three years from April through June as inflation shot up dramatically the government reported today In a report apt to raise recession fears the Commerce Department said the gross national product the broadest gauge of economic health grew at a lack luster 17 percent annual rate in the spring quarter It was the worst growth rate since a 08 percent increase in the third quarter of 1986 the last time the economy skirted close to a recession The sluggish growth reflected wide spread weakness in bigticket consumer spending and housing construction and a sharp deterioration in the countrys for eign trade performance Economists say that further weakness in any of these areas could be enough to end the current record peacetime expan sion now in its seventh year Inflation is also posing a threat to the economy A GNP inflation index shot up at an annual rate of 49 percent in the AprilJune quarter the fastest clip in more than six years The pickup from an increase of 4 per cent in the first quarter was blamed on a sharp jump in energy prices The GNP report which showed an even more sluggish economy than many ana lysts had been expecting represented a setback for the Bush administrations economic forecasts week the administration issued a revised economic forecast predicting economic growth of 29 percent for 1989 as measured against all of 1988 To achieve that level the economy will have to expand at an annual rate of 27 percent in the last half of this year Many analysts believe that growth esti mate will be impossible to achieve They are looking for further weakness to devel op with economic growth slumping to an annual rate of 1 percent Such weakness would leave the econo my exposed to the danger that any un foreseen shock such as a further runup in oil prices could bring on the first re cession since the 198182 downturn Allen Sinai chief economist of the Bos ton Co and other analysts are looking for a downturn to occur either late this year or early in 1990 We have already had a recession in the housing sector over the last six months caused by high mortgage rates Sinai said The question is whether the Please See SLUGGISH Page 4A   

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