Aiken Standard, August 16, 1989

Aiken Standard

August 16, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Nubile Library Sports Braves Lose To Cardinals Pagel2A A Quick Read Total Lunar Eclipse Can Be Seen Tonight Weather permitting the Aiken As tronomy Club will meet at 8 pm to day to view the total lunar eclipse Members and guests should meet in the parking lot adjacent to the li brary on the USC Aiken campus The meeting is open to the public Events are apparently planned around the state The Midlands As tronomy Club is inviting the public to view the eclipse through its equip ment from the Columbia Mall park ing lot from 8 pm until the eclipse passes after 1 am Viewers in the Upstate can go to the YMCA soccer field on SC 93 near the Clemson campus where the Clemson Ama teur Astronomy Club will have tele scopes set up An eclipse is not really that myste rious It occurs with the Earth moves between the sun and the moon throwing the moon into shadow and cutting off the light it reflects back to the Earth Although binoculars or a telescope can be a help the eclipse can be ob served with the naked eye Unlike a solar eclipse a lunar eclipse will not harm the eye EightYearOld Still Missing Aiken County Sheriff Carroll G Heath said Tuesday he has no indi cation at this point of foul play in the disappearance last Friday of 8 yearold Tilwana Cheatham of the Balltown community Heath said the last confirmed sighting of the missing child was be tween 5 pm and pm Friday when an adult neighbor of Tilwanas family and the neighbors son saw the girl walking toward Aiken near the Quick Shop convenience store on SC 19 The sheriff added that his depart ment is looking at the case both as a runaway and missing person incident He said the child had run away from home at least once before When last seen Tilwana the daughter of Johnnie and Patricia Cheatham of Jack Jones Street was wearing a black shirt with white let ters TOM red flowered shorts and white tennis shoes according to the neighbor Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a 20 percent chance of eve ning thunderstorms The low will be in the 70s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms The high will be in the 90s Please see details on Page 16A Deaths Paul F Britton Graniteville Mrs Cecil Mae Fuller Honaker Va Wilbur W Hatcher Aiken Willie B Jackson Sailey Willie Jones Aiken Ann Marie Taylor Beech Island Louis W Wilson Aiken Please see details on Page 15A Inside Today Bridge8B Calendar12B Classifieds6B Comics4B Crossword9B Cryptoquote7B Dear Abby4B Local Front1B Obituaries15A Opinions4A Sports11A Television4B Weather 16A Strikers Supporters Rally In Boston Berry Named New Schofield Principal Medical Complex Brought Inside City By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer An eightacre tract containing a medi cal complex nearing completion was ap proved for annexation into the city Tues day despite objections by two residents of Two Notch Road site of the new building The Aiken Planning Commission on a 40 vote and with commissioner Richard Sears abstaining approved the request by Dr Margaret Fitch and Paul Fitch for property located near the Aiken Commu nity Playhouse The owners asked that the Fitch Medi cal Park be annexed with a zoning classi fication of P professional Lucy Knowles and Martin Buckley residents of Two Notch Road objected to speedy action on the annexation saying residents had not been given adequate time to respond to an action that could destroy the residential character of the neighborhood and increase traffic flow Ms Knowles told the commisisoners that the matter should be continued an other month in order for opponents to present arguments against the annexation You should continue this matter until next month to get public input she remarked Ms Knowles said accepting the proper ty into the city sets a bad precedent be cause construction is already under way She also charged that the process amounts to spot zoning The complex fronts on Two Notch Road which runs south from the Aiken Training Track to Pine Log Road Part of the road is unpaved because of the thor oughbred training industry located in the area Ms Knowles claimed that the medical complex could increase traffic on Two Notch Road by as many as 800 cars a day Please See MEDICAL Page 14A Fashions Com pete With 3 Rs Merchants Have Tips For BackToSchool By LYNNE KATONAK Staff Writer Summer is winding down which means its shopping time for the backtoschool crowd What kind of clothes to buy is usually determined by the youngsters them selves but local merchants offer sugges tions as to what is in this season to help in the decisionmaking process Plaids are very popular right now said Vicky Burden coowner of Lil Dreams Bus PageJ3S Ms Durden added that for girls there are plaid skirts with corduroy tops deco rated with a Scottie dog There are also plaid onepiece rompers similar to a For the boys we have navy corduroy knickers that are worn with a plaid shirt she continued Ms Durden predicted that most chil dren would start school in shorts because of the weather We have shorts and buttondown T shirts in mixandmatch outfits she said For a little later in the season the shop carries a line of lightweight denin made up into oversized jumpsuits for girls Theyre real cute she said Lisa Mitchell at We Love Kids reported that she has stocked oversized shirts and pants for both boys and girls Please See FASHIONS Page 14A Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth SCHOOL DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN Aaron Howell and Chrissy Mitchell are preparing to return to school this fall in the latest fashions Clothes were provided by We Love Kids Schools Target Potential DropOuts In New Program By DEMISE STUBBS Staff Writer With high dropout rates plaguing South Carolina schools Aiken County is taking steps to decrease those numbers For the first time in the history of the school district Aiken County is imple menting an instructional program de signed to target and keep atrisk students in school The Diversified Educational Experi ence Program gives students the oppor tunity to receive handson training and participate in group projects and pro grams throughout the school year We have two distinct components for the program said Richard Summey principal of Aikens Freedman Central School One which is where were real ly giving emphasis this year is the DEEP concept in the 17 middle and high schools Four teachers who have been selected to instruct either math language arts social studies or science in their particu lar school have been in training during the summer to learn the DEEP concept Please See SCHOOLS Page 14A AtRisk Indicators Taese are the list of indicators used by the Aiken County School District to identify students who are atrisk of dropping out of Isebooi r Students with four or more or a combination of certain indicators are identified as possible atrisk students These students then quali fy to be in a special dropout pre vention program in Aiken County middle and high schools Falls two or more grades be low grade level in reading S Has repeated two or more grades v Has been suspended three or more times during the school year Has met criteria for atten dance intervention plan Cuts classes or is frequently tardy in little or no ex tracurricular activities Comes from a single parent family Is in foster care Is a former dropout Is eligible for free or reduced lunch Bush Feels Frustrated On Mideast Military Use Possible Reservations Remain By ADAM PERTMAN KnightRidder WASHINGTON President Bush ex pressed frustration Tuesday at the con tinuing inability of the United States to get its hostages out of Lebanon or to halt the daily carnage in that Middle Eastern nation Bush said he would use military force in an instant if he thought it would help get American captives released or pre vent further kidnappings But the president said a lack of accu rate intelligence and the risk of endan gering the lives of hostages and innocent civilians have tied his hands If I could find a way to take hostages get them and bring them out and that required using the military force of the United States he said during a press conference at the White House make no mistake about it I would do it in an instant Despite the forceful phrase the presi dent sounded decidedly pessimistic about this countrys ability to achieve its goals on a range of foreignpolicy matters from getting the hostages released to finding a solution to the crisis in Lebanon to ousting Gen Manuel Antonio Noriega in Panama Bush speaking as Syrian forces esca lated their military offensive in Lebanon said he was heartbroken by the vio lence that has killed or wounded thou sands and driven 90 percent of Beiruts 15 million residents out of the city But he said there is little other countries can do beyond supporting the Arab Leagues efforts to negotiate a halt to the fighting We are in a very complicated situa tion in the Lebanon where I am not sure any outside power can do other than ex hort people in the country to have the ceasefire and to withdraw foreign forces Bush said The presidents reference to foreign forces was aimed principally at Syria though he did not repeat the State De partments pointed criticism of the Syri an government in Damascus a day earli er In its strongest statement to date the department on Monday condemned Syria and its allies for the mounting conflict in Lebanon and said it complicated US ef forts to free the American captives there Syria the only Arab nation allied with Iran is believed to have influence with some of the hostagetakers There have been reports that Washington has not pressed Syria harder on its military in volvement in Lebanon because that could jeopardize chances for its help on the hos tage issue Asked Tuesday whether that was the case the president said flatly that any such notion is wrong Bush seemed generally downbeat Please See BUSH Page 14A Legislators Begin Refilling War Chests By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON Reps Liz Patterson DSC Sen Strom Thurmond RSC and other members of the South Carolina delegation have begun refilling their campaign war chests for their 1990 re election races According to reports filed recently with the Federal Election Commission about 36 percent of contributed to Rep Patterson between Jan 1 and June 30 from political action committees PACs came from the banking industry The banking industry was the largest source of funds for Rep Patterson who serves on the House Banking Committee Other PAC contributions to Rep Pat terson came from labor groups medical lobby groups the building and construc tion industry and textile manufacturers She received donations from individ uals totalling according to the FEC report Sen Thurmond who serves on the Armed Services Committee received substantial contributions from defense contractors so far this year The funds amount to about 21 percent of the his campaign fund has col lected from industry groups since January Individual contributions to Sen Thur mond totalling outstripped his PAC money Of this amount came from attorneys Sen Thurmond is Please See CAROLINA Paft 14A ;