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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 13, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Rain Washes Out PGA Again Page IB Page 2A Runoff Needed To Decide Texas Race Aiken Standard To Add Saturday On August 19 The Aiken Standard will add a Sat urday paper on Aug 19 making it a sevenday a week newspaper The Saturday Aiken Standard will be delivered in the mornings It will feature local sports news features and advertising The Aiken Standard had been pub lished five days a week for many years until the addition of a Sunday paper in October of 1985 The Aiken Standard will remain an afternoon paper on weekdays and will be a morning paper on Saturdays and Sundays The decision to go seven days was based upon the desire of workers at the Aiken Standard to be able to bet ter serve readers and advertisers Growth in the market and the suc cess of the Sunday paper factored in the decision Sales of the Sunday pa per grew at 66 percent during the past audit year far surpassing the national average The Saturday newspaper will be delivered free to subscribers on Aug 19 and Aug 26 Beginning Sept 1 there will be a 50 cents a month price increase for subscriptions Home de livery will be per month Current subscribers and those wishing to subscribe however will have until Sept 30 to subscribe for up to one year at the current per month rate Those wishing to sign up for the current rate may call the Aiken Stan dards Circulation Department at 6495316 or you may do so at the Ai ken Standards office at 124 Rutland Drive The newspaper office is open MondayFriday from pm You can also reach the Circula tion Departments Customer Service department until 7 pm each day by calling 6495316 The price of the Sunday paper in newspaper racks and newsstands will increase on Sept 3 The Sunday paper has cost 50 cents since the pa per was added It will cost 75 cents in racks and on newsstands beginning Sept 3 A Quick Read AdultsOnly For The Rolling Stones COLUMBIA AP The Rolling Stones have moved closer to per forming at WilliamsBrice Stadium but one University of South Carolina board of trustees member would lim it the show to adultsonly The board voted to speed up its pol icy for offseason use of the stadium a move that could bring the Rolling Stones to Columbia But state Rep Mike Fair R Greenville wants a ban on anyone under age 18 Theres a lot of rotten stuff going on out there in the guise of entertain ment Fair said Deaths AW Brown Belvedere Margaret M Byars Windsor A Ray Godshall Gaffney Jimmy HallJr Aiken Willard A Howard North Augusta Jennie E Meyer Beech Island Garnett N Tanton Stiefeltown Please see details on Page 12A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 7C 3D 5C 2B 8C 6C 5D 13A 12A 1D 1B 2B 12A Page ISA Leesville Girl Wins State Pageant Sunday August 131989 Aiken South Carolina Utility Fight Looms Before Council By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer The first shots in what could turn into a lengthy battle over a utilitys right to serve customers in newly annexed and developing areas will be heard Monday night at Aiken City Council Aiken Electric Cooperative representa tives will go before council seeking a franchise agreement that would allow it to serve residential and commercial cus tomers brought into the city by annexation At the same time South Carolina Elec Related StoryPage 13A trie and Gas Co spokesmen will ask the council to deny the request on grounds that it has the right to those customers through past agreements defining ser vice areas for the utilities The issue is who is going to be desig nated to serve newly annexed areas said Cathy B Novinger a senior vice president with We are not chal lenging Aiken Electric Cooperatives right to continue to serve their existing customers although they may be annexed into the city Under state law and utility service dis trict agreements fashioned about 16 years ago a local government has the right to designate a supplier of electric power within its corporate limits or it can choose to purchase power and be its own distributor In the Aiken area competition among the two utilities has intensified in recent months due to rapid growth on the south side The struggle has been underscored by Aiken Electrics winning the right to provide power to the new Aiken Mall The cooperative won the duel for power supply although the shopping complex has been annexed into the city An Aiken Electric Cooperative trustee obviously pleased with the coup re marked That mall will use a million dollars worth of power a year In moving to block the cooperatives bid for a franchise agreement Ms No vinger who heads governmen tal affairs and administration depart ment denies her company has any intention of interfering with customers Aiken Electric had before the annexation Please See UTILITY Page 9A Columbias Return to Earth Deorbit Burn Schools Adjust To Higher Rolls While the shuttle is orbiting at over 17000 mph it is turned around and rockets are fired for almost two minutes slowing it down to about 1700 mph It is maneuvered back to nose first position to begin entry interface The landing site is about 5000 miles away The shuttle begins to back to Earth As the s the atmosphere it generates heat wtsicf blocks direct radio signals to ground control Signals are sent up to a satellite and relayed to Earth There is a three minute blackout during this process Heat absorbing tiles covering the orbiter protect it from temperatures that can reach F Approach With the engines off the orbiter glides at about 344 mph It is guided manually by the crew with the help of computers Landing gear is deployed Landing The shuttle touches down at Edwards AFB Calif at a speed of 211225 mph By DANA RODGERS Staff Writer When students of Aiken County Public Schools return to school Aug 21 they may notice changes that took place dur ing the summer months Because of an increased enrollment mobile classroom units have been added to the school system School officials say its the greatest increase ever Early figures show an increase of 300 additional students for the school district this fall according to District Superin tendent Dr Joseph R Brooks The areas with the greatest growth are South Aiken Millbraok and Kennedy he said Brooks cited two factors for the in creased enrollment the change in the primary contrsdor at the Savannah Riv er Site from D Pont to Westinghouse and a general growth in population We have 87 mobile units in the dis trict Brooks said We have moved them to best meet the needs of the stu dents this fall He said permanent classrooms were added to Ridge SpringMonetta Elemen tary Busbee Elementary and JD Lever Elementary which freed 25 mobile units for use this fall With the increase in students has also come an increase in faculty at the Aiken County Public Schools Brooks said the total number of faculty members has not been released at this time Changes have been made in the curric ulum as well according to Brooks The major differences will be the implemen S Aiken Bus SchedulePage 15A tation of the new Comprehensive Educa tion Bill and the installation of a new reading series in the school district which will affect grades K6 Also this years graduating class is the first class that will have to pass the exit examination Brooks pointed out According to last years tests results 83 percent of those testing in the entire district passed it on the first try Students are given four opportunities to pass the exam Brooks offered the following tips for those enrolling students in Aiken County Public Schools for the first time He said parents should bring Social Security Cards and birth certificates of their chil dren in addition to records of immuniza tion The schools will begin to use stu dents Social Security numbers as their identification numbers at school he said Brazil Kidnappers Police In Stalemate Over Escape Source NASA Dominguez SHUTTLE RETURNS Final preparations were being made Jast night for todays return of the Columbias secret mission The reentry procedure and landing site is illustrated here For the story please see Page 2A By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil Four heavily armed fugitives holding three people hostage in an armored car de manded Saturday that police provide them with a helicopter so they could free their captives and escape to Paraguay Police surrounding the armored car on a highway in south central Brazil agreed to the demand But the pilots of the only two helicopters in the area declined to fly them unless the fugitives surrendered their arms Police were trying to negotiate an end to the impasse Were still at a tense stalemate po lice officer Nivaldo de Pirondi said in a telephone interview The kidnappers are getting restless Please See BRAZIL Page 6A Windham Efforts Earn SC Recognition By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aiken City Manager Roland H Wind ham was honored Saturday night with one of the two highest awards bestowed upon an individual by the Municipal As sociation of South Carolina Windham Aikens city manager for 26 years was presented the Allison Farlow Memorial Award at the associations an nual meeting on Hilton Head Also honored Saturday night was South Carolina House Ways and Means Com mittee Chairman Robert N McLellan who got the MASCs Distinguished Ser vice Award MASC President Betty Jo Rhea of Rock Hill said Windham was selected for the honor because of his committed and dedicated service to the association and his city The Farlow award recognizes a munic ipal official who has contributed signifi cantly to the advancement of municipal government in South Carolina Windham began his municipal admin istration career in Sumter in 1952 as city clerk treasurer and assistant city man ager In 1961 he accepted a similar posi tion in Rock Hill Windham came to Aiken in 1963 to suc ceed Harding Hughes as city manager During the last 26 years Windham has directed growth that has seen the citys services extended in every category and its annual budget reach well into the millions It is one thing to marvel at Rolands length of service said Ms Rhea but it is another to examine his accomplish ments and record during this time period Ms Rhea said Windharns ability to un derstand the big picture and to look ahead has allowed Aiken to manage the continuous growth associated with the Savannah River nuclear reservation The large influx of people placed great demands on the Aiken area quality of life but under Windhams leadership the city met the challenge of rapid growth said Ms Rhea The association president said the pro grams recommended and directed by Windham include a wellplanned water and sewer infrastructure an awardwin ning recreation program and a model public safety department Ms Rhea also called attention to Wind hams service to the state association Windham served the MASC as a board member from 1983 to 1986 and represents the associations interest on several state Please See WINDHAM Page 9A AWARD WINNER Roland H Windham cited by Municipal Association oi South Carolina   

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