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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 22, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Eagles Finally Sign White Page 7A A Quick Read Former Black Panther Leader Fatally Shot OAKLAND Calif AP Huey Newton former Black Panther lead er was found fatally shot in an Oak land street early today police reported Newton was found lying in the street in west Oakland said Oakland Police Officer Terry Foley Newton was found at am Newton suffered multiple gunshot wounds including a bullet to the head according to Foley Foley said investigators were treating the slaying as a homicide Dixie7 Ban Sought At Football Game CHARLESTON AP A ranking state lawmaker says there is nothing wrong with raising the Confederate flag and playing Dixie at The Cita delSouth Carolina State football game but others disagree Both Dixie and the Confederate flag represent slavery and oppres sion to black people Every time I hear the song it brings chills as does the breaking out of the flag said Charleston Councilman Robert Ford who is black The Confederate flag has been as sociated with the military college since its cadets fought in the Civil War and Dixie is played at all ath letic events Ford on Monday requested the flagwaving and bandplaying of Dixie be eliminated for the Sept 30 football game between South Car olina State a predominantly black school and the military college It would be the first time the two schools will meet on the gridiron Killer Whale Dies While Performing SAN DIEGO AP Kandu the giant killer whale that gave birth be fore thousands of people last fall was killed when she collided with an other killer whale during a perfor mance at Sea World park officials said Kandu who weighed about 6000 pounds and Corky who weighs about 8000 pounds were starting their 4 pm show in the performing tank at Shamu Stadium when the ac cident occurred Sea World officials said The show was canceled and sever al thousand visitors who witnessed the bloody accident were escorted out of the stadium Park officials said its uncertain when the popular whale shows would resume Weather Clear Skies Tonight Clear skies are forecast tonight with a low in the 70s Partly cloudy skies are forecast Wednesday with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms The high will be in the lower 90s Please see details on Page 3B Deaths Florrie Hardaway Thomson Ga Ely 0 Huff Jr Hephzibah Ga Stephanie Moore Williston Paul J Susie Aiken Marcia S Thomas Aiken Please see details on Page 3B Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 7B 10B 5B 4B 6B 4B 1B 3B 6A 7A 4B 3B Orders For Durable Goods Decline Page IB Mobile Home Park Rules Discussed AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC Tuesday August 221989 Aiken South Carolina NA Slayings Baffle Lawmen Lack Of Motive Clouds 12Year Investigation By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer NORTH AUGUSTA To her grand parents Leigh Anne Sailors was a special child I was the first girl born in the Sailors family in 49 years said Leigh Anne talking over the telephone from Franklin Tenn Everyone says I favor my grand mother she added with a touch of pride Leigh Anne who has two younger sis ters has been working as a legal secre tary since graduating from high school four years ago But a dozen years ago when she was 10 years old Leigh Anne lost her grandpar ents GC and Gwendolyn Sailors to a killer or killers who entered their North Augusta home and cut them down with gunfire It was Nov 9 1977 early on a fog shrouded Wednesday morning when the Sailors who apparently were preparing to leave for work were shot to death in a bedroom of their Tamarack Drive residence Today Leigh Anne others in the fam ily and law enforcement officials are as baffled by the case as they were the morning it happened To this day we know absolutely noth ing about it said Miss Sailors who keeps asking one question over and over Why Miss Sailors said thoughts of her grand parents keep turning over and over in her mind and always come to the nagging question Why would anyone want to kill them Sailors worked at the Savannah River Plant and his wife was manager of an Please See NA SLAYINGS Page 10A Roll Reaches 22000Plus On First Day By DEMISE STUBBS Staff Writer More than 22000 students flooded Ai ken County schools on the first day of classes Monday increasing the enroll ment by 163 students from last year With the Aiken County School District divided into five geographical areas each area saw different levels of growth The district administration stated that it is loosely analyzing the statistics ob tained by each area because the numbers from the first day are only approximations Late registration and students who were overlooked while the enrollment was taken will change the numbers Also the afternoon kindergarten was not in cluded in the count and this could in crease the district total of 22172 students by approximately 1000 students As expected by the school district ad ministration the Area 1 Aiken schools saw the greatest increase with 246 more students attending Aikens 10 schools than were reported on the first day last year The school district expected to see the School Enrollment Comparison Schools 1989 Area 1 Aiken Area 2 No Augusta 60 Area 3 Mid Valley Area 4 Wagener RSM Area 5 N Ellenton Jackson Special 9 Freedman Total First Day 163 SOURCE Aiken County School most growth at Millbrook Elementary Kennedy Middle and South Aiken High schools during the first school year How ever statistics showed low numbers at South Aiken and the administration said once registration is complete these fig ures will be rechecked North Augusta Area 2 also saw an increase in its enrollment As students crowded into the six schools located in that area the school officials counted an increase of 60 students from last year Area 5 schools in the New Ellenton Jackson region received a slightly larger increase than the North Augusta schools The five schools in this southern part of the district counted 82 more students than last year Not all the areas in the district calcu lated an increase on the first attendance day WagenerSalley schools Area 4 had 217 students less than last year in the five schools located in that region And the eight schools stretching across the Valley area Area 3 saw a decrease of 32 students in their total enrollment According to Superintendent Dr Jo seph R Brooks the school district ex pected and planned for a greater in crease than what was seen on the first day The administration had estimated a total of about 23300 studenst entering the schools this year The superintendent said he still expect ed a greater increase in the schools espe cially in the Aiken area No facility expansions have been planned to accommodate the extra stu dents besides construction already taking place in the district Dr Brooks said If attendance shoots past the number esti mated by the administration the in crease will have to be handled by hiring more staff he said Extradition Starts For Drug Suspect By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia National police said today they started proceedings to hand over a reputed cocaine finance chief to the United States in a test of a new emergency plan for extraditing alleged top narcotics traffickers Eduardo Martinez Romero arrested during the weekend in the northern De partment of Sucre is wanted in the Unit ed States in connection with the launder ing of vast sums of cocaine profits US Help Declined Page 10A Col Oscar Carmona chief of the na tional police forces judicial investiga tions division told reporters that pro ceedings for Martinez extradition began this morning The government respond ing to a wave of assassinations launched an emergency crackdown on the drug un derworld on Friday that included a new extradition program Carmona said the procedure included notes to the Justice Ministry and to the US Embassy informing them of the de tention of Martinez a 35yearold economist A US Embassy spokesman said he had no immediate comment on Martinez arrest According to Col Alfonso Arellano the police commander for Sucre Martinez was nabbed in a raid on a rural estate in the Caribbean coastal town of Tolu about Please See EXTRADITION Page IDA Peace Offer Unheeded In Lebanon By The Associated Press BEIRUT Lebanon Clashes raged overnight between Syrian and Christian forces in Beirut the central mountains and north Lebanon despite a peace offer by Christian army commander Gen Mi chel Aoun police said today Three people were killed and 47 were wounded in the dusktodawn clashes with howitzers multibarreled rocket launchers mortars tank cannons and machine guns the police said By police count 788 people have been killed and 2187 wounded since March 8 when the current round of violence broke out pitting Aouns 20000 mainly Christian troops against 40000 Syrian soldiers and allied local forces The Operations Room of Syrian backed leftist factions said in a statement that its gunners opened fire on six ships in Lebanese territorial waters and pre vented them from docking at Christian ports The command claimed its gunners scored direct hits on the lead ship forc ing the whole group to sail away Please See PEACE Page 10A Vol122No202 Series Unsolved Mysteries Staff Graphic by Melissa Nuclear Accord Sought State Monitoring Subject To Talks By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Energy Secretary James D Watkins is offering to negotiate with 11 governors over environmental monitoring of federal nuclear facilities within their borders The states California Ohio Florida Idaho Missouri Nevada New Mexico South Carolina Tennessee Texas and Washington are hosts to a variety of Energy Department defense nuclear fa cilities including nuclear reactors pro cessing plants weapons assembly facili ties and waste treatment and storage operations SC Official PleasedPage 10A The department said Monday that it wanted to reach agreements that would allow the states to independently validate the departments own environmental monitoring data and to involve the states in setting priorities and schedules for nu clear waste cleanup Henson Moore the deputy energy sec retary said the proposed agreements would be unprecedented in their scope and in the degree of access to DOE facili ties that will be provided to the states He said the accords would be similar to a model agreement signed June 28 by Watkins and Colorado Gov Roy Romer over state access to the Rocky Flats nu clear plant near Denver PATCHING UP Lebanese workois stand on i shrapnel holes m the side o a Bom it huiidincj AP Laserphoto to patch ui Turbulence Recorded On Neptune By The Associated Press PASADENA Calif The Voyager 2 spacecraft has discovered a churn ing turbulent atmosphere on Nep tune with huge white clouds of fro zen natural gas and a string of storms trailing behind an Earth sized cyclone One small collection of clouds called the scooter is whirling around the planets surface once ev ery 16 hours faster than anything else so far seen on Neptune said Bradford Smith head of the Voyager imaging team Photographs of the planets biggest moon Triton show it is brighter cooler and smaller than scientists had thought Smith said the shots suggest Triton may be partly cov ered with snow and frozen water It may snow there from time to time he said Monday The pictures also show dark spots near Tritons equator and a pinkish cast that may be from discolored fro zen natural gas or methane Re searchers had speculated that Triton Please See Tl KHlLKNCK Page IDA   

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