Aiken Standard, August 3, 1989

Aiken Standard

August 03, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports MIKE NFL Still Looks For Commissioner Page 7A A Quick Read Great Grandfather Saved By 10YearOld CENTRALIA Wash AP The 10yearold boys voice dropped to a tired whisper as he told how he helped keep his greatgrandfather alive in the woods after their truck ran off a remote logging road I picked ber ries I snuggled up by him Mike Combs said from his hospital bed where he was be ing treated for de hydration and exposure Mike and his 84 yearold great grandfather John C Eveland were lost for 4 days in a remote area in southwestern Washington state The pair was found by searchers early Wednesday Eveland was listed in serious but stable condition after suffering dehy dration and possibly a stroke said Jennifer Strozyk a spokeswoman at Providence Hospital in Centralia 80 miles south of Seattle Evelands greatgrandson could be released today nursing supervisor Molly Oster said Wednesday night As far as Im concerned this lit tle fellow saved my daddy said Joy Norton Mikes grandmother City Officials Work To End Family Feud KANSAS CITY Mo AP A feud between two families erupted in gun fire before city officials negotiated a truce hoping to halt a 20year squab ble that had neighbors taking sides Fistfights threats and arguments between the McDonald and Jones families have been common since the late 1960s Last weekend the ten sion exploded into a series of shoot ings in the innercity neighborhood that left both houses pockmarked but no one injured Were extremely lucky over the weekend that someone wasnt killed Sgt Greg Mills a police spokesman said Wednesday The way the violence was escalating it was just a matter of time before someone was seriously injured or killed The families said many of the ar guments during the past 20 years be gan between children But no one can remember what specifically started the feud shortly after the Joneses moved to the neighborhood 23 years ago Weather Fair Skies Mostly fair skies are forecast to night with a low near 70 Partly sun ny skies are forecast Friday with a 20 percent chance of mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms The high will be in the upper 90s Please see details on Page 10A Deaths Alvoyd Chavis Aiken Harriet S Quails Belvedere Elijah Terry Warrenville Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 78 38 5B 4B SB 68 48 18 6A 4A 7A 48 10A Passengers Praise Piedmont Pilot Page IB Lawsuit Threatens KReactor Restart Economy Shows Slight Dip In June By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The government said today that its chief economic fore casting gauge fell in June for the fourth time in five months providing fresh evi dence that the US economy is entering a period of sluggish growth The Commerce Departments Index of Leading Economic Indicators dipped 01 percent in June While the amount of the decline was small the weakness was widespread with seven of the indexs 11 individual indicators flashing negative signals The small decline had been expected by analysts who are debating whether the economys slowdown will worsen into a recession Traditionally the signal for an eco nomic downturn has been three consecu tive monthly declines in the leading in dex The index however rose in April breaking the string of declines The forecasting gauge dropped in Feb ruary and March then rose 06 percent in April before plunging 13 percent in May That was the biggest onemonth setback since late 1987 following the stock market crash in October of that year Economists note that the index is not infallible The index declined for five con secutive months in late 1987 and early 1988 But no recession followed arid in fact economic growth accelerated to its fastest pace in four years Some forecasters however now be lieve the economy is on the verge of a recession even if the index has not yet dropped for three consecutive months We are seeing a mild recession devel oping in the United States right said Bruce Steinberg an economist with the New York brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch Please See ECONOMY Page IDA Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth NEW PRESIDENT Aikens Director of Public Safety J Carrol Busbee is the new president of the State Firefighters Association Busbee has been Director of Public Safety in Aiken since 1970 Hostage Urges Cleric Release By The Associated Press BEIRUT Lebanon The kidnappers of Joseph Cicippio extended the deadline to kill him by four hours today and released a videotape in which the American hostage read a statement urging freedom for a Shiite Moslem cleric held in Israel The videotape was released by the radical Shiite Revolution ary Justice Organization along with a statement that said the deadline had been postponed until 10 pm 3 pm I appeal to each person having honor who can move to release Sheik AbdulKarim Obeid Dont be late because they the captors are very serious Cicippio said Obeid was captured by Israeli commandos in south Lebanon on Friday On Monday a Shiite group claimed it killed US Marine William Higgins in retaliation A second group then threatened to kill Cicippio unless Obeid were freed Cicippio with a bushy beard was shown from the waist up as he read from a statement The statements poor English sug gested it was prepared by the kidnappers He was wearing eyeglasses and a blue track suit My dear wife and people and all the human society and especially the Red Cross dont leave me Cicippio said to help me move I demand from the American people oblige Israel to release Sheik AbdulKarim Obeid immediately because his kidnapping is not human Cicppip said Please See HOSTAGE Page 10A Local Teams Head For World Series By MICHAEL SHADY and KENZIE WINSTEAD Staff Sports Writers Theyll be hundreds of miles away from home but plenty of Aiken Countians will be thinking about their two teams in separate youth baseball world series this weekend This morning the Aiken AllStars pulled out of H Odell Weeks Athletic Cen ter at about on their way to Gon zales La and the 1314 yearold Dixie Youth League national tournament About 30 minutes later the Gregg Park Stars left the parking lot at Midland Val ley High School for a 780plusmile excur sion to Texarkana Texas At this morning the last of 13 ball players boarded a Dutch Boy tour bus and the Aiken AllStars officially began their quest for a 1314 yearold Dixie Youth League national championship a quest that starts when the team meets Virginia Saturday at 2 Aiken advanced to the 12team tourney with a 122 victory over AUendaleWilliston last Saturday in the state championship game at Spartanburg The Aiken AilStars travel to GonzalesLa while Gregg Parks AllStars advance to Tex arkana Texas Gulf of Mexico Staff Graphic by Melissa Gulp The entourage will stop in Tougaloo Miss tonight after 550 some odd miles of traveling Theteam will continue its jour ney to Gonzales on Friday and cocoach Martin Coffey estimates the total mile age at over 700 miles At Midland Valley the Gregg Park Stars put the last bags and soft drinks on a greyhound headed to Texarkana for the PreMa jors World Series The Gregg Park team will join 11 other teams in Texarkana two from Texas and nine from other states for the weeklong tournament The Gregg Park stars will spend the night in Vicksburg Miss then finish the 14hour ride to Texarkana Friday After a coaches meeting Friday coach Joey L Addie said the team will partici pate in a Texas barbecue I heard its a real shindig he said Gregg Park takes on Florida Saturday at 3 in its opener Gonzales is located in extreme south eastern Louisiana about 20 miles south east of Baton Rouge just off 110 and about 60 miles northwest of New Orleans Texarkana is a city with a population of more than 100000 on the TexasArkansas stateline Texarkana is about 160 miles east of Dallas and about 100 miles north of Shreveport La 821 Historical Sites Located By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A Charleston company specializing in documenting historic buildings and other landmarks has completed a survey of Aiken and its findings will be presented at the Aug 14 meet ing of City Council The survey a followup to one first made in 1982 has turned up 821 sites of significance an increase of 560 over the previous survey results ac cording to information furnished by the city The survey was conducted by Da vid B Schneider and Sara Fick of Preservation Consultants Inc who visited the city in January to lay plans for the work financed by state and local funds In carrying out the survey consul tants making the documentation did extensive field work conducted nu merous interviews and did research into the general history of the city Please See 821 Page 10A Lonesome Dove Miniseries Gets 18 Emmy Nominations By The Associated Press UNIVERSAL CITY Calif The CBS miniseries Lonesome Dove dominated the nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards today closely followed by NBCs LA Law and the ABC miniser ies War and Remembrance Lonesome Dove based on the Pulit zer Prizewinning Western novel by Larry McMurtry received 18 nomina tions including best miniseries and act ing nods to Tommy Lee Jones Robert Duvall Diane Lane Danny Glover and Glenne Headly It also received nomina tions for directing and writing NBCs LA Law took 17 nominations as best drama series and in eight acting categories including Michael Tucker Susan Dey and Jill Eikenberry as best lead actors and Larry Drake Jimmy Smits Richard Dysart Michelle Greene Susan Ruttan and Amanda Plummer in supporting roles The show also won two directing and three writing nominations The 30hour miniseries War and Re membrance won 15 nominations includ ing best miniseries arid lead acting awards for John Gielgud and Jane Sey mour and supporting honors for Polly Bergen It also was nominated for directing Other major winners of nominations were ABCs The Wonder Years with 14 nominations ABCs Thirtysomething with 13 CBS Murphy Brown with 11 NBCs The Golden Girls with 10 and Foxs The Tracey Ullman Show with 10 The syndicated series Star Trek The Next Generation and CBS The Beauty and the Beast each got eight nominations The Academy of Television Arts Sci ences handed out 364 nominations NBC received the most with 103 followed by CBS with 95 and ABC with 85 Other nominations PBS 32 syndicated shows 21 Fox 12 Home Box Office eight Disney two and Lifetime Turner Broadcasting Systems Turner Network Television and USA cable networks with one each The late Lucille Ball has been voted the academys Governors Award ABCs The Wonder Years was nomi nated as best comedy series and its young star Fred Savage was nominated as best lead actor in a comedy series Robert Picardo was nominated as best guest actor in a comedy series for his role as the gym instructor Mr Cutlip and Maxine Stuart was nominated as best guest actress as Mrs Carples It also re ceived three nominations for directing and four for writing Murphy Brown got the only other writing nomination Other nominees for best miniseries were NBCs I Know My First Name is Steven PBS A Perfect Spy and ABCs The Women of Brewster Place CBS Beauty and the Beast ABCs China Beach ABCs thirtysometh ing and CBS Wiseguy were nominees as best drama series along with LA Law Comedy series nominees along with The Wonder Years were NBCs Cheers CBS Designing Women NBCs The Golden Girls and NBCs Murphy Brown Selected to compete for the best drama or comedy special were ABCs David CBS Day One HBOs Murderers Among Us The Simon Wiesenthal Sto ry ABCs My Name is Bill W and NBCs Roe vs Wade Nominated as best lead actor in a com edy series along with Savage were Ted Danson for NBCs Cheers Richard Mulligan for NBCs Empty Nest Mi chael J Fox for NBCs Family Ties and John Goodman for ABCs Roseanne Goodmans nomination was the only acting nod for the highly rated show Star Roseanne Barr wasnt nominated Lead actress nominees were Blair Brown for Lifetimes The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Candice Bergen for CBS Murphy Brown and Betty White Beatrice Arthur and Rue McClan ahan all of NBCs The Golden Girls Ron Perlman was nominated as best lead actor in drama series for CBS Beauty and the Beast along with Ed ward Woodward of CBS The Equaliz er Carroll OConnor for NBCs In the Heat of the Night Ken Wahl for CBS Wiseguy and Michael Tucker for LA Law ;