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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 7, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports 2Run Homer Sinks Braves Page 5A Local Teams Win Gregg Parks Stars and the Aiken AllStars both posted victories Sun day in separate World Series tournaments In the PreMajors World Series in Texarkana Texas Gregg Park knocked off Mississippi 74 Shawn Lucas pitched a complete game for the victory Calvin Coach was the star on offense driving in three runs with a basesloaded double In Gonzales La Aiken demol ished North Carolina 132 in the Dixie Youth 1314yearold World Series Chad Parrott went the distance for Aiken giving up only two hits and striking out five in five innings of work Marcus Glover and Cedric Johnson were the offensive leaders Please see details of both games on Page 5A A Quick Read Pilot Bails Out Eludes Drug Unit MIAMI AP A suspected drug smuggler eluded federal agents by bailing out over the dark interior of the Everglades during a night chase and allowing his singleengine plane to fly out over the Gulf of Mexico and crash offshore Authorities came across the pilots parachute and some of his clothing during a subsequent ground search but the suspected drug smuggler ap parently escaped said Petty Officer Joe Adams a spokesman for the Coast Guard in Miami The guy was never found Ad ams said today We found the chute but unfortunately we didnt find the jumper Dean Takes Hard Swipe At Bermuda HAMILTON Bermuda AP Hurricane Dean packing winds of more than 100 mph ripped down power lines damaged homes and sank pleasure boats on this Atlantic resort island before rolling farther north No injuries were immediately re ported but electrical service to many of the islands 65000 residents was cut off when the hurricane hit Sunday The National Hurricane Center at Coral Gables Fla early today dis continued a hurricane warning for Bermuda Weather Partly Cloudy Skies Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a 20 percent chance of rain and a low in the 70s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and cooler with a 20 percent chance of showers Please see details on Page 8A Deaths John J Atkinson II Barnwell Edith G Cole Hartsvilie Bernice Dozier Ridge Spring LL Griffin North Augusta Mina G Jackson San Angelo Texas C Calhoun Lemon Barnwell Frank B Reece Edgefield Gleaton F Richenbaker Walterboro Willie Robinson Edgefieid MB Stone Johnston Johnnie A Woodward Aiken Please see details on Page 2B Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar8B Classifieds4B Comics3B Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B Dear Abby3B Local Front1B Obituaries2B Opinions4A Sports5A Television3B Weather8A Page2A Strike Threatens Cities Phone Service Nuclear Protesters Gather At SRS Vol 122 No 1 Bush Calls For Nuclear Modernization Appeal Comes In Tribute To Higgins By The Associated Press ARLINGTON Va President Bush his voice choked by emotion paid tribute today to Marine Lt Col William R Hig gins believed slain by his Lebanese cap tors as the symbol of the courage of American servicemen and issued a strong appeal for nuclear weapon pro grams cut by Congress Today it is not a shortage of rifles that threatens to undermine Americas ability to keep the peace Bush said To preserve the peace today we must be strong in other ways This means that we must rely on advanced technology not the strategic equivalent of the horse calvary The president spoke at a ceremony at Fort Myer in Arlington marking the 200th anniversary of the founding of the War Department the forerunner of the Department of Defense Later Bush flew to Fort AP Hill in Bowling Green Va to visit thousands of youths at the 12th National Boy Scout Jamboree and urge them to steer their Freeing Terrorists FearedPage 8A Hezbollah Admits TiesPage 8A friends away from crack cocaine and oth er drugs At Fort Myer just across the Potomac River from Washington Bush said in a halting voice We cannot leave here today without pausing to salute one who stands at the symbol of the courage that burns in the breast of every American in uniform one Marine who has been very much in our thoughts Lt Col Higgins William Rich ard Higgins Higgins head of a 75member United Nations peacekeeping team was kid napped in south Lebanon on Feb 171987 His captors claimed last Monday that he had been hanged in retaliation for the Israeli kidnapping of a Moslem cleric Putting in a plug for nuclear modern ization Bush said The United States to day requires a closely integrated strate gic progra designed to enhance our strength bolster deterrence and facili tate arms control He said the United States must rede ploy the 10warhead MX missile from fixed silos and put them onto rail cars and at the same time develop and deploy Please See BUSH Page 8A The number of violent crime reported nationwide in 1988 increased by 55 from 1987 The 34 largest US cities with population of at least 400000 in 1988 followed by average of number of people slain per 100000 population Minn jswrnmteti Wis WasHA i onto pa tow r v Md Washington DCESa Source Uniform Crime Reports Miami figures were provided by tity officials P Hernandez Teen Liquor Problems Linger By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Officials say the slight decrease in the number of teenage alco hol arrests is somewhat of a victory but a recent poll shows half of those surveyed dont think enough is being done about the problem A copyright survey published in Sun days editions of The State newspaper show that about 50 percent of respondents think law enforcement officers are doing too little to enforce the law to keep people younger than 21 from drinking alcohol The survey also showed 37 percent said enough was being done 10 percent said they didnt know and 3 percent said too much was being done The poll was conducted June 2629 by Metromark Market Research Inc and has a margin of error of plus or minus 44 percentage points The poll queried 507 adults In general churchgoers blacks young people and parents were most likely to say they thought police arent doing enough about underage drinking Joe Dorton enforcement chief for the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Com mission said his agency is doing the best it can with the money its got At the very least we have seen young people move into private homes to do their drinking and to a large extent I think they are using designated drivers and are taking more pains to try to keep themselves alive and I guess thats a vic tory of sorts Dorton said But the arrest numbers arent up dra matically from last year and in some cases they are down ABC agents charged 3209 people with possession of alcohol by a minor in the fiscal year that ended June 30 according to preliminary figures released Friday Thats compared with 2802 cases in the previous year Agents also arrested 350 people for us ing false identification down from 375 last year They filed 283 violations against businesses that let minors drink down from 402 last year Please See TEEN Page 8A Medicaid Rules Discourage Pediatricians By KIM McNEELY Staff Writer In South Carolina the system has been beating the system and Medicaid pa tients are the ones that are doing the suffering Many pediatricians in Aiken and state wide have stopped accepting new Medic aid patients due to the large amount of paperwork low reimbursement amount and ost aggravating audits Dr Bill Morgan medical director of the Aiken County Health Department said As far as I know there are no pedi atricians in Aiken that are accepting new Medicaid patients From the Health Departments point of view we are hoping that more pedia tricians will start accepting Medicaid said Morgan Presently 25 percent of the population of the children in Aiken Coun ty qualifies for Medicaid In indigent eases more serious condi tions and illness come about due to eco nomic or nutritional factors and that when these children get sick they have a tendency to stay sick Since the Health Department cannot treat cases only diagnose them they must refer the patients to other doctors Thereforeif there arent pediatricians accepting Medicaid many mothers must take their children to the emergency room at local hospitals One local pediatrician said I see Med icaid patients if they really need help He said that the monetary problem is not the most prevalent reason why he isnt taking on new Medicaid patients Please See MEDICAID Page 8A New High Reached In Violence Crime Data Reveals Rise In 1988 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A record 20675 Americans were murdered in 1988 for an increase of 29 percent over the previouy year the FBI says while the of aggravated assaults rose by 64 to 910000 The Uniform Crime Reports for 1988 released Sunday said the number of all violent crimes including rape and rob bery increased 55 percent to a new high of 156 million The previous high for violent crimes was 148 million in 1987 Property crimes burglary larceny theft and motor vehicle theft rose 28 percent to 1236 million for a combined total of 139 million When the population increase was tak en into account the rate of crimes per 100000 people in 1988 rose 21 percent the FBI said with the violent crime rate go ing up 45 percent and the property crime rate increasing 18 percent The greater increase in violent crimes could be attributed to the aging of the nations population said criminologist Alfred Blumstein dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh When you look at the age profile of offenders what you see is in the proper ty crimes a very sharp peak between say 14 and 20 he said Thats the age at which the population size is now shrink ing whereas violent crimes have a much broader peak extending well into the 30s Blumstein said battles among drug dealers may provide another reason for the growth in violent crime The reports from law enforcement agencies nationwide combined in a pub lication called Crime in the United States do not reveal the impact of drug related violence notes FBI Director Wil liam S Sessions At all levels of government from the White House to the smallest townships the ongoing war on crime includes daily battles involving illegal drugs and drug related crime Sessions said in the report While violent crime known to law en forcement reached an unprecedented high in 1988 there is currently no way to measure accurately drug involvement in these unwelcome statistics he said The slayings took place primarily in the nations cities which experienced a 4 percent increase in the number of mur ders while suburban and rural areas saw a 2 percent reduction in the number of killings the report says Lawmaker Foundation Guidelines Not Needed By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Foundations affiliated with the nine statesupported schools all operate differently but legislative guide lines on how they should run arent neces sary a state lawmaker says But Rep Herb Kirsch chairman of the Higher Education subcommittee of the House Ways and Means committee said he wants to see the schools open with lawmakers and the public The subcommittee has visited all nine statesupported schools and two branch campuses to talk about funding founda tions and development Each school has its own way of doing things said Kirsch DClover We just want to make sure they do things up front A foundation is a private entity that exists to support the school Primarily a foundation is involved in fund raising and in investing and managing funds and assets The major foundations affiliated with South Carolinas statesupported schools are The Clemson University Founda tion The Citadel Development Founda tion The College of Charleston Founda tion The Francis Marion Foundation The Lander College Foundation the Medical University of South Carolinas Health Sciences Foundation South Caro lina State College Educational Founda tion The Winthrpp College Foundation and the University of South Carolinas Carolina Research and Development Foundation Eight of the foundations control assets totaling an estimated million fig ures for The Citadel Development Foun dation were not immediately available Clemson has two other foundations and USC has three others that are involved in minor fundraising activities Last month the Legislative Audit Council released a report critical of the University of South Carolinas relation ship with its four private foundations Among concerns cited were the commin gling of public and private money the use of state employees to raise funds for the foundations and lack of disclosure of records One of the foundations the Carolina Research and Development Foundation has assets of about million which Please SetLAWMAKER Page 8A   

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