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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Football Edition Coming Tomorrow The Aiken Standard will include its annual football edition in tomorrows newspaper The football edition will feature previews rosters and sched ules on 10 area high school football teams as well as indepth looks at the states two largest football pro grams Clemson and USC Page 2A Exxon Spill Cleanup Plan Criticized Page IB Whitney Park Undergoes Renovations A Quick Read Air France Flight To Algeria Hijacked PARIS AP An Air France air liner with 130 people aboard was hi jacked today on a flight from Paris to Algiers Algeria French air traffic control sources said An Air France spokeswoman in Paris confirmed that one of the com panys planes had been hijacked but provided no further details Air traffic controllers in the south ern French city of AixenProvence said the plane which took off from Paris Orly Airport about pm had turned toward Tunisia The con trollers spoke on condition of anonymity No Change Likely In Playing Of Dixie7 CHARLESTON AP Blacks have been pushing without success for 20 years to stop the waving of the Confedate flag and the playing of Dixie at The Citadel athletic events according to a state NAACP official And Nelson Rivers executive sec retary for the states chapter of the National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People said Tuesday he does not expect the prac tice to change anytime soon Charleston Councilman Robert Ford asked The Citadel in a letter not to fly the flag or play Dixie during its Sept 30 football game against South Carolina State a predominant ly black school The Citadel President Lt Gen Claudius E Watts III said Tuesday The Citadel will continue to do what weve always done We look forward to playing South Carolina State and we will be very gracious hosts Im deHghted that they are coming Forbes Not Saying Partys A WriteOW NEW YORK AP Malcolm Forbes is being vague about whether he plans to seek a tax writeoff for his Moroccan party of the century but opponents are indignant at the idea of a tax break If this party were to be taxde ductible it would be a perfect exam ple of how the tax system is unfair to the average citizen and benefits the rich said Michael Waldman direc tor of Public Citizens Congress Watch a Ralph Nader organization The magazine publishers 70th birthday party in Tangier on the north coast of Africa last weekend featured 600 belly dancers 200 Ber ber horsemen pigeon pie served un der elaborate tents and a guest list that included Elizabeth Taylor Hen ry Kissinger Walter Cronkite Lee lacocca Rupert Murdoch Barbara Walters Beverly Sills and Donald Trump Weather Fair Skies Tonight Fair skies are forecast tonight with a low in the mid 70s Partly cloudy skies are forecast Thursday with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms The high will be in the mid 90s Please see details on Page 14A Deaths Wiiiiam H Allen Augusta Leroy Babb Aiken Willie Lee Cullum Brooklyn NY Willie B Goodwin Bronx NY LillieC Powell Johnston Albert E Woodley Aiken Please see details on Page 14A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 7B 3C 5B 2C 8B 6B 2C 1B 14A 1C 11A 2C 14A COUNTY PUBLIC v Council Unravels Subdivision Knot Land Developers Get A New Set Of Rules By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Curb cuts culdesacs and country roads kept the Aiken County Council in knots for better than three hours Tuesday night but in a late compromise it ap proved an amended set of subdivision regulations The vote to approve the land develop Shortfall Is Expected In Bailout By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The billion sav ings and loan bailout signed by President Bush this month probably isnt large enough federal regulators are indicating after a look at new figures on the indus trys health The nations 2934 lost billion in the AprilJune quarter up from billion in the first three months of the year the Office of Thrift Supervision said Tuesday It was the biggest loss since the record billion loss in the second quar ter of 1988 The latest discouraging report came just two weeks after President Bush signed authorizing billion to close or sell failed institutions over the next 26 months During the six months leading up to the bills approval administration officials repeatedly said they believed billion would be adequate although they couldnt guarantee it Now regulators statements indicate that private analysts probably are right in predicting the administration will have to come back to Congress for more money Please See SHORTFALL Page ISA Quarry Bonds PassPagelB ment rules package was 72 after accord was reached on seven points that had de velopers and Aiken County Planning Commission members badly divided over the regulations The regulations are to go into effect Oct 1 after the countys legal counsel sorts out and puts to print the hastily con structed and at times confusing amend ment that ended the debate Councilman Eddie Butler District 4 Republican offered an amendment deal ing with curb cuts culde sac lengths and increased lot sizes that broke the deadlock In its wording it bypassed two contro versial items dealing with private subdi visions threw in additions to curb cut rules and finally set a target date for implementation Specifically Councilman Butlers amendment which passed on a 71 vote with one abstention restricts curb cuts to 300 feet spacing between driveway en trances and allows culdesacs of 1500 feet The third part of the amendment in creases from one acre to two acres the AP Laserphoto STRIKEOUT NUMBER 5000 Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers tips his hat to the spectators after pitching the 5000th strikeout in his career For the story see Page 11 A size of subdivision lots and allows a 22 foot minimum road width in the residen tial areas The curb cut regulation also carries a provision that allows acceleration and deceleration lanes or parallel roads in those areas where the traffic safety corri dors prove more practical Dropped from the disputed items were two measures dealing with private subdi visions which will be covered in another ordinance and reserve capacity of roads serving proposed subdivisions Please See COUNCIL Page ISA Colombia Arrests 5 In Slaying Drug Finance Chief To Be Extradited For US Trial By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia Police arrested five men suspected in the assassination of Luis Carlos Galan the presidential hopeful whose slaying sparked a govern ment crackdown on Colombias notorious drug traffickers Also Tuesday police said they had started proceedings to extradite the re puted finance chief of the Medellin drug cartel to the United States where he faces conspiracy and drug trafficking charges The arrests in Galans slaying created additional security headaches for a na tion under a yearsold campaign of terror by drug traffickers and their hired hitmen The arrests in downtown Bogota ap pear to reflect an unusual efficiency on the part of security forces Never before in a major drugrelated assassination had police announced key arrests with such speed In many cases no arrests were ever made Please See COLOMBIA Page 15A Dills Tough Sentences Not Enough Deterrent By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A smalltown Ohio judge isnt getting anywhere with his na tionally publicized bid to reduce drunken driving by imposing stiff sentences on of fenders researchers say One problem is that although New Phil adelphia Judge Edward OFarrell rou tinely orders firsttime offenders to jail the local facility is so full they dont have to serve their time for at least a year said the study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety I think Ive known that all OFarrell said in a telephone interview Tuesday You cant do it alone The study compared drunken driving statistics and interviews with motorists in New Philadelphia against those of nearby Cambridge Ohio where the sen tencing is not as stiff Researchers said their surveys failed to show less drinking and driving in New Philadelphia Even a determined judge like Edward OFarrell is incapable of creating the needed certainty of punishment on his own the report said Limited jail space remains an important constraint on the OFarrell policies Farrells antidrunken driving cam paign has received publicity on numer ous national television programs and in newspapers and magazines In drunken driving cases since 1982 the judge has routinely handed out 15day jail Please See DUIs Page ISA Voyager Reveals New Surprises On Neptune Staff Photo By Scott Webster HOPELANDS PERFORMANCE Tiffany Mauk will be one of the performers when the Dance Fantasy troupe performs Thursday night at Hopeland Gvrtcns For story piease see Page8C The Associated Press PASADENA Calif Voyager 2 only a day away from its close en counter with Neptune searched to day for more moons and rings af ter the surprising discovery of a first complete ring around the stormwracked planet Suspects have been seen here and there said Bradford Smith a University of Arizona planetary scientist who heads Voyagers pho tographic imaging team at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory I would expect several more satellites So far Voyager has found four small moons besides Nereid and backwardorbiting Triton which were first seen years ago from Earth After Voyager makes its closest approach by flying 3000 above Neptunes cloudtops at pm PDT Thursday the probe may find a sheet of nns material encircling the planet to the broad band of dust it discov ered around Uranus in lab oratory astronomer Rich Terrile said Smith announced Tuesday the spacecraft found at least one com plete ring of diffuse debris orbiting Neptune with part of it thicker than other parts Pie said a partial ring discovered by the spacecraft almost two weeks ago also may prove to be a second complete ring Tuesdays find the latest in a string of discoveries by the probe during passes by Jupiter in 1979 Saturn in 1981 and Uranus elated scientists like the idea Voyager is going out with a bang Its going to blow our minds said Carolyn Porco a planetary scientist with the Uni versity of Arizona Tucson Pictures taken by Voyager on Aug 11 revealed two partial rings or rini arcs extending around Neptune One of them couldnt be found in later images and was dubbed the lost arc until Voyag er relocated it Tuesday and found it aoes all the way around the planet Please Ste YOYAGKK PiU   

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