Aiken Standard, August 4, 1989

Aiken Standard

August 04, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 4, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports On The Road To World Series Page 5A A Quick Read Businessmen Miffed At Stones Rejection COLUMBIA AP The Universi ty of South Carolinas rejection of a proposal to have the Rolling Stones play at WilliamsBrice Stadium has raised the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union and entrepreneurs And the complaints have not fallen on deaf ears as the university has begun working on a policy for using the 72400seat stadium according to a spokeswoman for university Presi dent James B Holderman The ACLU sent a letter on Thurs day to Holderman protesting the uni versitys unwritten stadium poli cy said the executive director of the state chapter of the group Steven Bates Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones have the same right to use the stadium as Billy Graham and Pope John Paul II Bates said The sta dium should be open to everybody or nobody Holderman said through spokes worrias Debra Allen that the univer sity would begin working immediate ly on a policy for use of the stadium Desperate Dog Owner Has A Deal For You CONWAY AP Richard Love lace became so desperate when But tercup began chewing nearly every thing in sight including the bumper of a friends Porsche that he took out an ad to pay someone to take the dog Lovelace just had to give away the 14monthold golden retreiver mixed breed that chewed the wallpa per off his walls the wooden door frame of his house shoes and any thing else in sight I was fed up with this dog said Lovelace a 43yearold lawyer es pecially after she chewed part of the bumper of a friends 944 Turbo Porsche The problem was who would take her Lovelace took out a classified ad offering to pay someone anyone to take the dog off his hands Weather The Heat Is On Fair skies are forecast tonight with a low in the low 70s Partly sunny skies are forecast Saturday with highs near 100 Please see details on Page 4A Deaths Nezzie Bowens Springfield Johnny O Lybrand Aiken Fannie E Porter Saluda Robert A Thomas North Augusta Harry F Wiiienbrock Aiken Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquoie Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 4C 3B 2C 7B 5C 3C 7B 1B 4A 1C 5A 7B Pagelf Unemployment Rate At 52 Percent Jackson Seeks Traffic Problem Help Aiken South Carolina Bailout Nearing Final Passage By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bushs billion bailout of the savings and loan industry awaits final passage with ad ministration and congressional negotia tors in a fragile agreement on how to finance the landmark bill Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady and Budget Director Richard Darman joined negotiators at the bargaining table late Thursday night giving the pact their tentative approval and all but lifting a veto threat from Bush Obviously weve only had an opportu nity to make a quick review but based on that review and in the spirit of com promise in which the president sent us here we accept Brady said The Senate was scheduled to take up the agreement today with leaders of both parties predicting it would win the 60 votes needed to clear a procedural hurdle before adoption House action was to follow but Rep Dan Rostenkowski DI1L the powerful chairman of the Ways and Means Com mittee and others on his panel declared their opposition to the pact Democrats said Republicans would need to compensate with a strong show ing to ensure passage in time to allow Congress to complete work and leave for a monthlong vacation The administration and Congress long ago agreed on the most important ele ments of the landmark bill which will close or merge hundreds of insolvent sav ings institutions hemorrhaging losses at an estimated million a day It also contains a series of what Bush labeled never again provisions de signed to prevent the recurrence of what analysts describe as the worst financial crisis since the wave of bank failures in the 1930s In the key reform savings and loan owners will be required to raise billions of dollars of their own capital to discour age risky investments and act as a cush ion between future losses and govern ment deposit insurance funds Thrift institutions will be channeled back into home mortgage lending and away from speculative commercial real estate ventures and highyield highrisk junk bonds Please See Page 3A New Terms Set For Hostage Life Staff Photo By Scott Webster HOME SWEET SLITHERY HOME Michele D Blackburn and her 8foot companion Damian the boa constrictor pose in front of the snakes new home which takes an entire corner of Miss Blackburns living room See story on Page 1B By The Associated Press BEIRUT Lebanon The proIranian kidnappers of Joseph Cicippio gave the American hostage a reprieve but set new tough terms for Israel to meet to save him from death Irans new president Hashemi Rafsan jani today offered to help the White House find a solution to the hostage cri sis the Tunisian news agency reported from Tehran The captors who call themselves the Revolutionary Justice Organization said they sould give Israel several days to meet their demands They did not say what would happen if the Israelis refused In Jerusalem Defense Minister Yitz hakRabin said Israel would examine the new demands on a positive basis Four top Israeli leaders including Rabin and Prime Minister Yitzkhak Shamir met to day in Jerusalem to fashion a response to the Shiite radicals demands The New York Times quoting unidenti fied administration sources reported that President Bush had all but decid ed to attack terrorist strongholds in Lebanon including one occupied by Ira nian militants if another American hos tage had been killed During a morning sermon at Tehran University Rafsanjani said the libera tion of the hostages and the problems of Lebanon have solutions which will have to be found by dialogue and not by force We have to proceed with intelligence and I address myself to the White House We will help you find solutions said Rafsanjani who was sworn in as presi dent on Thursday The original threat to kill Cicippio came on Monday the day another group in Lebanon said it had hanged hostage Marine Lt Col William Higgins in retali ation for the abduction of a Shiite Moslem cleric one week ago by Israeli commandos At that time the Revolutionary Justice Organization demanded the release of Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid in return for Higgins Believed Already Dead By TNi Associated Prms NEW YORKMedical examiners who saw a videotape of the hanging of Lt Col William Higgins say they believe Higgins was dead before he washanged Higgins a US Marine officer bad been held hostage in Lebanon since he was kidnapped Feb 171968 His captors him Mon ping of a Shiite Modem tatter tn Lebanon A tape of the hanging was sept to a news organization In Beirut anrf broadcast on American The anpreirata is that he might have Fiease Sec HIGGINS Page3A fi A sparing Cicippio who was kidnapped nearly three years ago The new terms announced Thursday include release of unspecified Palestinian and guerrillas It said lists of them are to be prepared within days and presented to the Red Cross The International Committee of the Red Cross said today it was willing to transmit to Israel the demands Weve taken notice that our services may be needed and if a party approaches us to transmit messages1 well do it said ICRC chief delegate Michel Dufour in Lebanon Israel has offered to trade Obeid 33 and other Lebanese Shiites it holds for Western hostages and three Israeli sol diers held prisoner in Lebanon Obeid is a Please See NEW Page 3A Silverbrook Farms Carries Price Tag By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer One of Aiken Countys leading horse farms part of a Virginia operation that dates back more than 20 years is on the market and carries a price tag of it was revealed Thursday Silverbrook Farms located on Chime Bell Church Road near New Ellenton and owned by Helen K Groves of Middle brook Va will be sold along with other eastern operations Biddle Realty Inc an Aiken real estate company is preparing a brochure on the farm which is devoted mainly to cutting horses Mrs Groves the daughter of Robert J Kleberg Jr president of Texas famed King Ranch for more than 50 years said she is selling out her Virginia and South Carolina farms to return to Texas The Aiken County operation includes almost 155 acres of rolling pasture land stables and barns and is the site of a ma jor cutting horse breaking and training operation Tom Biddle president of Biddle Real ty said the Silverbrook operation in cludes a main house bunk house tenant house 17 paddocks and pastures several barns feed rooms and tack rooms wells and water storage tanks a cutting pen and 31250 feet of fencing Biddle described the property as ex tremely attractive a first class operation The Virginia farm has an estimated worth of about million Thurmond Campaign Fund Exceeds Mark By The Associated Press WASHINGTON US Sen Strom Thurmond senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee received more than during the first half of the year for his 1990 reelection campaign including contributions from the de fense industry financial disclosure re ports said The South Carolina Republicans con tributors included General Dynamics Grumman Corp Hughes Aircraft LTV Aerospace Lockheed Martin Marietta McDonnell Douglas McDonnell Douglas Helicopter and Northrop Employees PAC the reports said US Sen Ernest Hollings DSC who doesnt face reelection until 1992 took in during that time the Washington bureau of the Greenville News reported in Thursdays editions Please See Pnge 1A I Hit The Books To Hit The Road By The Associated Press CHARLESTON WVa Teens nationwide would have to hit the books if they want to hit the roads under a proposed bill that would require states to revoke the drivers licenses of dropouts or risk losing federal highway funds Rep George Sangmeister DI11 introduced a bill Thursday that would revoke driving privileges from teenagers who drop out of school The bill cosponsored by Rep Harley Staggers Jr DWVa is modeled after a West Virginia law passed last year West Virginia officials have touted the laws success claiming it encouraged 2200 teenagers to return to school But a 17yearold junior high dropout who lost his license in May is challenging the law A Kanawha County Circuit judge was to decide today whether the teen ager must give up his license Please See HIT Page iA ;