Aiken Standard, August 19, 1989

Aiken Standard

August 19, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 19, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Braves Whip Pittsburgh Page 1B Standard Publishes First Saturday Edition The Aiken Standard welcomes readers and advertisers to its first Saturday edition Todays edition makes the Aiken Standard a sevendayaweeek news paper for the first time The Aiken Standard will be a morning newspaper on Saturdays and Sundays but will remain an af ternoon newspaper Monday through Friday Todays and next Saturdays editions are free to subscribers Sub scription prices will increase 50 cents a month beginning Sept 1 Current subscribers and those wishing to subscribe however will have until Sept 30 to subscribe for up to one year at the current a month rate Please call the Aiken Standards Circulation Department at 6495316 for subscription service Or you may visit the newspapers office Were located at 124 Rutland Drive Our of fices are open from am pm Monday Friday Circulation customer service is also available until 7 pm Mondays Fridays and from 7 am am on Saturdays and from 8 am 10 am on Sundays Please call 649 5316 We thank you for reading todays newspaper Please see the publish ers column on Page 1C A Quick Read Woman Charged After Baby Tested For Drugs GREENVILLE AP A 25year old woman whose newborn tested positive for cocaine was being held on bond Friday on charges she used drugs during pregnancy Marcelle D Bruce was arrested Friday on felony charges of criminal neglect A warrant charges Ms Bruce with being a cocaine user causing her infant babys health and life to be in danger She is the fourth woman in less than a week to be arrested on such charges The infant was born last weekend at Greenville Memorial Hospital and remains in the hospitals newborn nursery said Greenville Police Det DL Butler who is handling the case Police will take Ms Bruces baby into protective custody next week Ms Butler said She said the infant is likely to be placed into foster care by the state Department of Social Services Weather Partly Cloudy Skies will be partly today and Sun day with a 30 percent chance of show ers or thunderstorms The high for both days will be in the upper 80s and the low in the upper 60s Please see details on Page 8A Deaths Leroy Babb Aiken William Paul Bradley Eureka Please see details on Page 8A inside Today Bridge Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 5C 3C 2C 6C 4C 2C 9A 8A 1C 1B 2C 8A Syrians Shell Passenger Ship Page 2A General Johnson Profiled Page 9A Saturday August 191989 Wheres Jeremy Its Still A Mystery By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Ray Grice is waiting for the day when someone makes a mistake Hes hopeful sometimes almost cer tain its going to happen Someday somewhere someone is go ing to slip up so I will just have to bide my time said Grice sitting behind a desk at his fathers cabinet shop on Hampton Avenue The 30yearold cabinet maker is the father of Jeremy Grice the blondhaired youngster with the engaging smile who disappeared nearly four years ago For Grice and others in his family it has been an agonizing four years since Jeremy disappeared In that time a ma ternal grandfather died without knowing what happened to the child But Grice firmly believes that someday someone will slip up and say something or do something that will tell him or others what happened to his son For the moment thats his only hope It was cool and rainy on the morning of Nov 221985 when Jeremy is supposed to have stepped outside a mobile home near Bath and vanished His mother and Grices divorced wife Donna Arrington reportedly was asleep at the time and his stepfather Nickie Ar rington had gone to work according to information given law enforcement offi cers when they arrived to search for the child The Aiken County Sheriffs Depart ment said its efforts were hampered be cause Jeremy may have been gone for several hours before his mother reported him missing Sheriff Carrol G Heath said the best estimates are Jeremy disappeared about 9 am The sheriff said Ms department was not called until early afternoon The sheriff also said the mobile home had been cleaned before law enforcement officers arrived making a search for clues difficult Please See WHERES Page 11A In Sports High school football is just around the corner as two prep jam borees kick off the season tonight The Aiken County Jamboree will be held at Midland Valley High School while the War Eagle Jamboree will be held at WagenerSalley High School George Steibrenner unhappy with the New York Yankees perfor mance in 1989 changes his manager again This time he fires Dallas Green and replaces him with Bucky Dent a star of the Yankees in the 1970s v Michael Carr refuses comment on the NCAAs investigation at Clem son University Carr who disap peared from campus on Wednesday has gone back home to Amite La The Aiken SERTOMAMichelob Golf Classic gets under way today as a full field of golfers try to win the prestigious tournament Defending champion Jay Cudd of Augusta is the man to beat but several Aiken Coun ty players are expected to fare well McMehon the controversial quarterback of the Chicago Bears is traded to the San Diego Chargers All eyes are on Easy Goer a disappointment in the first two legs of the Triple Crown as the 120th Tra vers is run today Emerson Fittipaldi the Indy 500 winner sets a qualifying record at Pocono For allof the stories and scores please see Sports Section B Staff Photo By Teddy Lepp ON THE SPOT USC quarterback Todd Ellis shown here at last weeks media day is on the spot as USC enters the 1989 football season For the story please see Page 1 B Gunmen Wound Colombia Candidate By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia Gunmen opened fire at a political rally Friday night and wounded a leading presidential candi date police said Witnesses blamed drug traffickers for the attack which came hours after the assassination of a provin cial police chief Sen Luis Carlos Galan was one of sev eral people wounded when a Shootout broke out at a political rally in Soacha 20 miles south of Bogota police said The 46yearold Liberal Party politi cian considered the favorite in the May 1990 presidential election escaped an as sassination attempt Aug 5 in the city of Medillin by drug traffickers who have ravaged the country and appear to be stepping up a campaign of intimidation The seriousness of the injuries to Galan could not be immediately determined Witnesses blamed drug traffickers for the attack but the police did not say who was responsible and there was no imme diate claim Galan one of several Liberal candi dates seeking the presidential partys nomination is widely considered the frontrunner to replace President Virgilio Barco The attack came hours after drug traf fickers shot to death a provincial police chief who had led a campaign against the drug traffickers based in Medelfin The notorious Medellin cocaine cartel claimed responsibility for the slaying of Col Waldemar Franklin Quintero in calls to local radio stations Fridays attacks came amid a strike by the nations judges who are protesting the violence and they say is a lack of protection for members of their profession Franklin Quintero recently had given up his official bodyguards and asked that they instead be assigned to protect judges Franklin Quintero 46 police com mander for Antioquia province where Medellin is located left his home Friday in his chauffeurdriven car that had gone about 450 feet when it was cut off by an other car and five gunmen emerged offi cials said They fired without mercy for several minutes at the colonel who was hit more than a hundred times an unidentified witness told Radio Caracol The witness said the chauffeur also was injured Please See GUNMEN Page 11A Series Unsolved Mysteries Staff Graphic by Melissa Gulp Poland Power Shifting EditorActivist Gets Prime Minister Nod By The Associated Press WARSAW Poland Solidarity editor Tadeusz Mazowieeki declared Friday that he is ready to accept President Woj ciech Jaruzelskis offer to nominate him as prime minister and break the Commu nist grip on power in Poland Mazowieeki a veteran opposition ac tivist who spent a year in jail during Jar uzelskis martial law crackdown of 1981 confirmed he is the presidents choice to lead the next government Our Premier the opposition newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza pro claimed triumphantly if somewhat prema turely in a headline above Mazowieckis smiling picture Friday The formal an nouncement was planned for Saturday the state official said MAZOWIECKI But already the offical PAP news agency was treating Mazowieeki editor of the Solidarity union weekly Tygodnik Soli darnosc as a major public figure It re ported throughout the day his meetings with dignitaries The appointment of a Solidarityled government the first nonCommunist government in the Soviet bloc since Sovi et dictator Josef Stalin consolidated con trol of Eastern Europe in the late 1940s would be an event of historic significance Local Communist Party chapters ex pressed dismay Friday PAP reported We are firmly against forming a gov ernment as proposed by the opposition said a statement issued by the Wroclaw party We appeal to the Central Committee for a defense of socialist values said the Walbrzych chapter according to PAP Mazowieeki met Friday with party chief Mieczyslaw F Rakowski who has Please See POLAND Page 11A Mrs Benton New Superintendent Will Miss Teaching By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer Even though Aikens new area superin tendent misses her years of teaching she hopes to have an even greater opportuni ty to give each student in Aiken a quality education I enjoy teaching and I still miss the students Elizabeth S Benton said Right before I left Aiken High and went to North Augusta as the assistant princi pal I was selected as the South Carolina Vocational Classroom Teacher of the Year I wasnt so sure at that time if administration was what I wanted to do Since 1980 when Mrs Benton moved from being a home economics teacher at Aiken High School to North Augusta Ju nior High School as the assistant princi pal she has remained in the administra tive field Mrs Benton and her family have lived in Aiken since I960 She has an under graduate degree from Greensboro Col lege in North Carolina and did her gradu ate work at Winthrop College She has worked in the school district since 1967 and has been an assistant prin cipal at Aiken High School and a princi pal at Ridge SpringMonetta High School Most recently she held the position of Area 4 superintendent in the Wagener Salley Ridge Spring region of the district In March of this year Mrs Benton was selected to be transferred to the Area 1 Aiken office She will oversee all in struction curriculum staffing and main tenance in the Aiken schools But not only will she administer programs and the many responsibilities of the area but she said she will like to get into the schools and the classrooms to be in touch with the educational process With a schedule that doesnt seem to quit and a desk stacked with papers and folders and more papers visiting classes will take a lot of effort But Mrs Benton said its worth it because after 13 years of teaching she knows how important it is to be a part of all thats going on in the classroom We have a lot of good teachers in Ai ken and I think we have a lot of good students she said I would like to see us pull together for a really successful program that will give all of the students in Aiken an excellent educational opportunity This has been an interest of mine for many years I would not have been in the education profession this long if I didnt enjoy teaching children It will certainly be a challenge to pull together an out standing curriculum to give students an excellent education The effective schools program the Stu dents on Active Research for the gifted and talented program and the Diversified PleaseSec MRS BENTON Page 11A ;