Aiken Standard, August 26, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 26, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina SATURDAY &mifolt SfoliMrt)1989    25C    Aiken,    South    Carolina Vol. 122 No. 206Drug Fight Gets $65 Million Boost Sports Braves Lose In 12 Innings Page 3B A Quick Read Video Shop Owners | Get Slithery Pitch LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of video rental shops on Friday received promotional kits for a horror movie with live snakes inside the packages, and outraged animal protection officials called the stunt “cruel and irresponsible.” The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals called on Cinema International Corp. to take back the 700 reptiles. The snakes were in danger because instructions accompanying the kits had incorrectly said they did not need to be fed for their planned month-long stay in the stores, the society said. It said it was receiving dozens of calls from unhappy shop owners. Suspect Arrested In Huey Newton Slaying OAKLAND, Calif. — A man described by police as a drug dealer was arrested for investigation of the murder of Black Panther founder Huey P. Newton, authorities announced Friday. Tyrone Robinson, 25, of Oakland was taken into custody by two investigators who also retrieved the weapon used in Newton’s murder on a West Oakland sidewalk in the predawn hours Tuesday, police said. Robinson “considered the murder a means to advance” in the Black Guerilla Family, a narcotics distribution gang, said Sgt. Dan Mercado at a early evening news conference at the Oakland Hall of Justice. Police denied a report published Thursday that three men had been linked to the killing, but acknowledged for thp first time that the men were arrested on weapons charges one block from where Newton was slain about 12 hours earlier. Veteran Counterfeiter Forges Pass To Escape INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A counterfeiter who has spent about 30 of the past 50 years behind bars walked away from a court-ordered supervised residency by forging a pass to a hospital, federal officials said today. William “Pops” Kerns, 67, had been arrested in July on federal counterfeiting charges and was sent to the pre-trial custody program at the downtown Volunteers of America because of his age and poor health, deputy U.S. Marshal Mark Robinett said. On Tuesday, Kerns apparently forged a pass to Wishard Hospital, signing a counselor’s name authorizing him to leave the residency. “He left about six o’clock in the morning. That was the last time he was seen,” Robinett said. Weather Partly Cloudy Again Skies will be partly cloudy today, tonight and Sunday with a high in the low 90s and a low in the 70s. Chances of rain will be 30 percent today, 20 percent tonight and 30 percent Sunday. For details, please see Page 12A. Deaths Frances E Wood, Piqua, Ohio * Please see details on Page 5A. Inside Today Classifieds................     5B Comics..................................  10A Dear Abby........................  10A Local Front.......................................7A Obituaries.........................................5A Opinions  .................................4A Sports................    1B Stocks ......   9A Television,....,....  ......  10A Weather ......      12A Equipment To Help Colombia Crackdown By The Associated Press KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — President Bush today authorized a $65 million emergency drug-fighting package consisting largely of helicopters, assault boats, small arms and other equipment to help Colombia fight its war against drug lords. Eulalie Salley & Co. Inc. real estate firm unveiled plans Friday for marketing and sales of three new Aiken County subdivisions with a total of 200 homes. In addition, one of the subdivisions — Pickens Place — will include a 132-bed nursing home, 24 adjacent retirement cottages and a 10,000-square foot office complex. Pickens Place, a 21.6-acre site at the intersection of Gregg and Richland avenues, is where the early 19th century home of Gov. Francis Pickens was moved in 1929. The historic dwelling was recently donated to the University of South Carolina Aiken and will be moved to the campus in 30 to 60 days. The subdivision will feature 34 Charles- Ban Defied With Prayer At Stadium By The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The mayor prayed on the 50-yard line as IO protesters blew horns and jeered in one of the first gridiron confrontations over a court ban on invocations at high school athletic events. Mayor Emory Folmar’s prayer ended with six people being escorted out of Cramton Bowl for sounding airhorns. One protester was arrested for struggling as he was led out of the stands. Folmar said Friday his actions were justified by the response of the 5,000 fans who attended the high school football game. Most cheered at the end of prayers by Folmar and County Commission Chairman Bill Joseph. “I didn’t know it was big news. We’ve been praying at football games for 50 years; I wasn’t trying to make a point,” said Folmar, a conservative and former chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. (Please See BAN DEFIED, Page 12A) Violence by drug gangs “threatens the very fabric” of life in Colombia, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said, justifying the immediate aid. “The recent wave of threats by the drug cartel... makes it clear it is time for the United States and other nations to stand with President (Virgilio) Barco against these insidious forces,” Fitzwater told reporters. Fitzwater said Colombia’s president had made it clear he would “welcome U.S. material and support.” The aid to the South American nation ton-type homes on lots of 80 feet by 130 feet. This part of Pickens Place will have old-fashioned street lights, mailboxes and park benches and will be fenced and walled. The nursing home will be called Pepper Hill. Adjacent to it will be the retirement cottages for couples or singles, including the spouses of those in the nursing home. Pickens Place will be built in four phases, according to its developer, Ronald B. Bolton. He said this is contingent on annexation by the city of Aiken and obtaining zoning as a planned unit development and professional. Bolton said he expects to have lots for sale by the first of the new year. Beaver Creek subdivision on Silver Bluff Road, P/2 miles from Woodside, will be constructed in two phases. Sixty-eight homes will be built in the first phase and includes Huey and Blackhawk helicopters, 18-man assault boats, jeeps, machine guns, grenade launchers, other small arms and medical supplies. Fitzwater said no U.S. troops have been requested by the Colombians, and he added, “The United States has complete confidence in the ability of the Colombian police and military” to fight the drug cartel. He said U.S. advisers would be sent to train the Colombians in use of the equipment, and said he wanted to emphasize 70 in the second. Average lot size will be 140 feet by 200 feet. Clearing of Beaver Creek streets should begin soon. Len Yaun, Eulalie Salley’s agent in charge, said he expects to begin selling lots there by Oct. I. The 213.5-acre Sandy Hill Farm subdivision near Couchton township is the former estate of the Gene Kneece family. The average lot size for the 28 homes there will be 5% acres. Usa Chesser Hosang, co-owner of Eulalie Salley, said the subdivision will prove attractive to horse onwers but not be limited to such potential residents. She said there will be a common area with a ring for jumping and three-day horse shows and private dirt roads for horseback riding. There will be two ponds in the subdivision, which borders on Shaw Creek. “we do not anticipate that they would be in a combat role.” The $65 million will be in addition to $2.5 million in security aid aimed at helping the Colombians protect their judges, who have been the principal target for assassination by drug traffickers, according to administration sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. Fitzwater said there would be additional (Please See DRUG, Page 12A) Explorer's Saga Ends At Neptune Space Explorations Hailed By Scientists By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — Voyager 2 plunged over Neptune’s north pole and today took its closest look at the moon Triton, discovering dormant ice-spewing volcanoes and snapping photos of cliffs, faults and glacier-like lunar terrain as the spacecraft capped its epic exploration of four planets. “This is it — we are exploring new worlds!” laboratory astronomer Rich Terrile said after the 12-year-old satellite made its historic rendezvous with the outermost planet. Neptune “is not a gee-whiz, science-fiction, special effects movie. It’s a real place.” The one-ton Voyager probe skimmed 3,048 miles above Neptune’s icy north pole cloud tops at 8:56 p.m. PDT Thursday — the closest of its planetary encounters — after being accelerated by Neptune’s gravity to a speed of 61,148 mph. Its photos of Triton revealed that Neptune’s major moon has large, inactive volcanic craters, called calderas, “filled with ice instead of rock. The lava flow is a flow of ice, not of rock,” said Voyager project scientist Ed Stone. “It’s the first time we’ve seen an icy volcano,” although volcanic ice flows without associated craters were detected on a moon of Uranus, Stone said. “This is a real volcano,” “We are witness today to truly an amazing feat of American space technology,” Vice President Dan Quay Ie said today in a speech to hundreds of scientists and dignitaries at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Reiterating President Bush’s July statement in support of an eventual permanent base on the Earth’s moon and a (Please See EXPLORER, Page 12A) The Old And The New I Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CONTAST: The old and the new come together in a field Owens-Corning Fiberglas. At one time, cotton was the on Highway 302 east of Aiken. With the hot summer sun king and biggest money-maker for many in the Aiken beating down, cotton grows in the field adjacent to area. Prep Scores Aiken................IO South Aiken 7 Strom Thurmond.... 13 North Augusta 12 Midland Valley 34 Beaufort...............7 RS-M.................28 Wagener-Salley 12 Blackville-Hildo 0 i^.IJL Williston-Elko 16 I Mf* * •'    '    ,    J: I    Si    I    rn    rn    »' Eulalie Salley To Build 3 Subdivisions By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer V V \ ;

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