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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 20, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Carr Claims Clemsons Clean Page 1B A Quick Read Japanese Have Yen For Trashing Cash TOKYO AP Talk about dispos able income On Saturday sanitation workers found yet another bundle of money in the garbage the latest in a rash of trashed cash Workers sorting garbage at a trashprocessing center in Nara pre fecture in western Japan found in airiefcase a local police official said condition of anonymity NO identification was found on the briefcase and police do not know how tfte money got into the garbage On Thursday garbage collectors found in a pile of trash in a residential section of Tokyo police said Authorities said they did not know who left that money either In April more than million was discovered in a bamboo grove south of Tokyo A businessman Kazuyasu Nogu chi said he made the money from trading rare postage stamps and hid it to avoid a tax investigation The money was returned to him Mudslides Close Yellowstone Highway YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Wyo AP Heavy rain un leashed mudslides that buried a car temporarily trapped eight others and caused flooding that chased 55 tour ists from their rented cabin park of ficials said Saturday The mudslides took place about 8 pm Friday on a stretch of road be low slopes denuded by the huge for est fires that swept the park in the summer of 1988 One car was buried but its occu pants escaped uninjured said park spokeswoman Joan Anzelmo Eight vehicles were stranded for about 2V2 hours in Gibbon Canyon af ter 13 mudslides took place the spokeswoman said They were on a stretch of road 15 to 25 miles inside the park from the west entrance that was hit by mudslides earlier this month Thunderstorms that dumped up to 4 inches of rain on the park sent wa ter 3 feet deep through a cluster of cabins in the Mammoth area near the north entrance forcing evacua tion of 55 guests Ms Anzelmo said 600 Evacuated When Plant Burns Page 6 A Exchange Students To Enroll Weather More Clouds Cloudy skies and probably rain will continue for the next few days Weather forecasts showthat skies will range from partly cloudy mostly cloudy and rain is expected for Mon day through Wednesday High mostly in the 80s with lows ir the 60s and 70s and wind will be light and variable Please see Page 7A for details Deaths Janses O Austin New Ellenton Leroy Babb Aiken William Paul Bradley Eureka Harry Dermon Harvey Toccoa Ga Virginia L Hoyer North Augusta Albert L Leverette Burnettown Henry Luta Aiken Jessica N Ramirez Edgefield Henry Ryans Aiken Harry F Willenbrock Aiken Please see Page 7A for details Inside Today Bridge Business Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weather 5C 1C 5D 3C 6C 4C 7D 6A 7A 1D 1B 7A Sunday August 20 1989 Maid Cleaned Up Evidence In Case Slaying Of Boatwright A SevenYear Mystery By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer EDGEFIELD If a cleaning woman hadnt been so thorough on the morning of April 13 1982 theres a good chance the murderer of an Edgefield County wid ow would have been identified And while the case still is classified as unsolved the sheriff of Edgefield County holds strong belief in his suspicions about the culprit We know who did it but we dont have Wet And Wild enough evidence to go to court with it said Sheriff Raymond B Billy Parker about the killing of Frances Grice Boatwright The sheriff said the man he suspects of killing the farm wife is now in prison on other charges The last I heard he was in the peniten tiary said the sheriff Mrs Boatwright who lived in the Phil lipi community near Johnston was beat en severely and run over by her own car the day the killer forced her from her home and drove her away Sheriff Parker said the cleaning wom an who worked for Mrs Boatwright came to the house about 9 that morning to do the household chores and didnt realize anything was amiss The sheriff said the maid was unaware of the abduction and by cleaning the house destroyed what evidence authori ties could have assembled Sheriff Parker believes the cleaning might have erased valuable clues main ly fingerprints All the evidence was destroyed The maid didnt know what happened the sheriff remarked It was just normal ev eryday duties for her Sheriff Parker said the man who took Mrs Boatwright from her home appar ently was familiar to the victim because the widow was very careful and would Please See MAID Page 4A DIRTY DOG Wyman Tople and Donna Toole wash down Chip owned by Elaine Lawhead at Palmetto Landscape and Nurseries dog wash benefit on Staff Photo By Scott Webster Saturday All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Aiken Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Despite Changes Stalinism Entrenched By The Associated Press VIENNA Austria Despite momen tous reforms in the Soviet Union Poland and Hungary the march toward democ racy and personal freedom has made lit tle if any progress elsewhere in the vast Communist world in the four years since President Mikhail Gorbachev took power in the Kremlin The Soviet reforms however and the increasingly obvious failures of state controlled economies to match Western technology and consumer plenty have en couraged people under Communist rule to demand change The responses of their governments range from tinkering with the economy while leaving political reform alone to outright repression Huge security net works still are deployed to crush or at least curb free speech as aging leaders from Havana to East Berlin Prague So fia and Bucharest cling to power The most vivid display of oldstyle Communist determination to stay in pow er at any cost has come in China Before the eyes of a world hundreds perhaps thousands of prodemocracy demonstrators were felled by military tanks and gunfire early in June Hundreds perhaps thousands more people have been arrested and dozens ex ecuted since Romania and Cuba are other examples where little has changed since Gorba chev emerged on the world scene In fact conditions may actually have deteriorated While in other Socialist countries they are taking steps toward a more open society in Romania its going exactly backwards said Paula Tscherne who monitors human rights for the Vienna based International Helsinki Federation Food in shops is scarcer and rationing of bread and other staples more wide spread the longer Nicolae Ceausescu pre sides over the land once known as the breadbasket of southeastern Europe Please See DESPITE Page 4A Series Unsolved Mysteries Staff Graphic by Melissa Gulp Polish Activist Picked By The Associated Press WARSAW Poland President Woj ciech Jaruzelski on Saturday nominated Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki as prime minister paving the way for a historic break in the Communist monopo ly on leadership in the East bloc A statement released by the official news agency said the president decided the new Solidarityled coalition govern ment was necessary to solve Polands crippling economic problems and wide spread public discontent president thinks that the forma tion of such a government will be condu cive to expeditiously overcoming eco nomic difficulties and satisfying the needs and aspirations of Polish society the PAP news agency said Mazowiecki must be approved by the Sejm or lower house of the National As sembly which will receive the nomina tion Monday Approval is virtually as sured because Solidarity and its coalition partners two minor parties have a ma jority in the body The new government will be the first in the Soviet bloc not led by Communists since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin consoli dated communist control in the late 1940s It is an incredible success for our struggle but let us now see it in prac tice Solidarity leader Lech Walesa said in a telphone interview from his Gdansk home This is just the beginning Once approved Mazowiecki will have several weeks to form his Cabinet which will include Solidarity Communists and nonComunists Mindful of the Soviet Unions strategic concerns Solidarity has said it will let the Communist Party retain control of the ministries of defense and interior which oversee the army and police In addition local governments and the court system will remain controlled by party members Please See POLISH Page 4A Sex Education To Be Taught For First Time By OENISE STUBBS Staff Writer This year marks the introduction of sex education into Aiken Countys middle and high schools As part of the overall health curricu lum biology teachers will be instructing students on human sexuality for the first time Teachers have been in training throughout the summer and will continue to have training sessions during the year to familiarize themselves with the re quirements of the law and understand the curriculum they must present to the students South Carolina requires all 91 of its dis tricts throughout the state to implement the sex education component of the Com prehensive Health Education Act during this school year A 13member committee was selected New Book Bakkers Need For Stardom Doomed PTL by the Aiken County Board of Education last year to review all materials for in struction and to decide what optional ele ments of the sex education component will be taught The committee was not responsible for training the teachers this has been done and will continue to be done by the school district adminis trators and state education professionals Following a series of public input meet ings during the 198889 school year the committee and the school district be came bombarded with public controver sy for and against sex education being taught in the schools Please See SEX Page 4A By The Associated Press CHARLOTTE NC Jim Bakker ere ated the celebrityfilled world he had al ways wanted at the PTL ministry but lost it by surrounding himself with advis ers who fed his need to be the star of the show a new book says Bakker who was driven from the now defunct PTL ministry more than two years ago in the midst of a sexandmoney scan dal goes on trial Mon day on federal fraud and conspiracy charges Jury selec tion begins Monday opening arguments are expected a week later The Rev Jerry Falwell another televi sion evangelist took over the PTL minis try in March 1987 as a caretaker under an agreement with Bakker But Falwell put BAKKER the ministry under bankruptcy protection three months later after uncovering a spreading web of alleged financial irreg ularities and millions of dollars in unpaid bills Bakker survived at PTL by creating a universe where right and wrong were rel ative he wrote the rules and if he need ed to break one he found reason to re write or ignore it Charles Shepard a Charlotte Observer reporter writes in his new book Falwell brought to PTL a set of absolute standards a crucible Bakker could not survive Shepards coverage of PTL from 1984 to 1987 led to Bakkers resignation and a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper His book Forgiven The Rise and Fall of Jim Bakker and The PTL Ministry is scheduled to be published by Atlantic Monthly Press in midSeptember The book portrays Bakker as a boyish charmer whose classmates in his home town of Muskegon Mich believed was Please See NEW Page4A   

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