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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 26, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Braves Lose In 12 Innings Page 3B A Quick Read Video Shop Owners Get Slithery Pitch LONDON AP Hundreds of vid eo rental shops on Friday received promotional kits for a horror movie with live snakes inside the packages and outraged animal protection offi cials called the stunt cruel and irresponsible The Royal Society for the Preven tion of Cruelty to Animals called on Cinema International Corp to take back the 700 reptiles The snakes were in danger be cause instructions accompanying the kits had incorrectly said they did not need to be fed for their planned monthlong stay in the stores the so ciety said It said it was receiving dozens of calls from unhappy shop owners Suspect Arrested In Huey Newton Slaying OAKLAND Calif A man de scribed by police as a drug dealer was arrested for investigation of the murder of Black Panther founder Huey P Newton authorities an nounced Friday Tyrone Robinson 25 of Oakland was taken into custody by two inves tigators who also retrieved the weap on used in Newtons murder on a West Oakland sidewalk in the pre dawn hours Tuesday police said Robinson considered the murder a means to advance in the Black Guerilla Family a narcotics distri bution 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 acknowl edged for the 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 coun terfeiter who has spent about 30 of the past 50 years behind bars walked away from a courtordered super vised 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 pretrial custody program at the downtown Volunteers of America because of his age and poor health deputy US Marshal Mark Robinett said On Tuesday Kerns apparently forged a pass to Wishard Hospital signing a counselors name authoriz ing him to leave the residency He left about six oclock 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 Sun day For details please see Page 12A Deaths Watkins Rebuffs 2A Bank Opens 7A Frances E Wood Piqua Ohio Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Classifieds Comics Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Stocks Television Weather 58 10A 10A 7A 5A 4A 1B 9A 10A 12A August 261989 Drug Fight Gets Million Boost Equipment To Help Colombia Crackdown By The Associated Press KENNEBUNKPORT Maine Presi dent Bush today authorized a million emergency drugfighting package con sisting largely of helicopters assault boats small arms and other equipment to help Colombia fight its war against drug lords Violence by drug gangs threatens the very fabric of life in Colombia White House spokesman Martin 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 Fitz water told reporters Fitzwater said Colombias president had made it clear he would welcome US material and support The aid to the South American nation includes Huey and Blackhawk helicop ters 18man assault boats jeeps ma chine guns grenade launchers other small arms and medical supplies Fitzwater said no US troops have been requested by the Colombians and he added The United States has com plete confidence in the ability of the Co lombian police and military to fight the drug cartel He said US advisers would be sent to train the Colombians in use of the equip ment and said he wanted to emphasize we do not anticipate that they would be in a combat role The million will be in addition to million in security aid aimed at help ing the Colombians protect their judges who have been the principal target for assassination by drug traffickers ac cording to administration sources who spoke on condition of anonymity Fitz water said there would be additional Please See DRUG Page 12A Prep Scores Aiken10 South Aiken7 Strom Ihurmond 13 North Augusta12 Midland Valley34 Beaufort7 RSM28 WagenerSalley12 BlackvilleHiido0 WiJIistonEIko16 Eulalie Salley To Build 3 Subdivisions By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Eulalie Salley Co Inc real estate firm unveiled plans Friday for marketing and sales of three new Aiken County sub divisions with a total of 200 homes In addition one of the subdivisions Pickens Place will include a 132bed nursing home 24 adjacent retirement cottages and a 10000square foot office complex Pickens Place a 216aere site at the intersection of Gregg and Richland ave nues 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 50yard line as 10 protest ers blew horns and jeered in one of the first gridiron confrontations over a court ban on invocations at high school athletic events Mayor Emory Folmars 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 Fobnar said Friday his actions were justified by the response of the 5000 fans who attended the high school football game Most cheered at the end of prayers by Folmar and County Commission Chairman Bill Joseph I didnt know it was big news Weve been praying at football games for 50 years I wasnt trying to make a point said Fohnar a conservative and former chairman of the Alabama Republican Party Please See BAN DEFIED Page 12A tontype homes on lots of 80 feet by 130 feet This part of Pickens Place will have oldfashioned 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 Ron ald B Bolton He said this is contingent on annexation by the city of Aiken and obtaining zoning as a planned unit devel opment 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 IVa miles from Woodside will be constructed in two phases Sixtyeight homes will be built in the first phase and 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 Sal leys agent in charge said he expects to begin selling lots there by Oct 1 The 2135acre Sandy Hill Farm subdi vision near Couchton township is the for mer estate of the Gene Kneece family The average lot size for the 28 homes there will be 5 acres Lisa Chesser Hosang coowner of Eu lalie 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 threeday horse shows and private dirt roads for horseback riding There will be two ponds in the subdivision which borders on Shaw Creek Explorers Saga Ends At Neptune Space Explorations Hailed By Scientists By The Associated Press PASADENA Calif Voyager 2 plunged over Neptunes north pole and today took its closest look at the moon Triton discovering dormant icespewing volcanoes and snapping photos of cliffs faults and glacierlike lunar terrain as the spacecraft capped its epic explora tion of four planets This is it we are exploring new worlds laboratory astronomer Rich Terrile said after the 12yearold satellite made its historic rendezvous with the out ermost planet Neptune is not a gee whiz sciencefiction special effects mov ie Its a real place The oneton Voyager probe skimmed 3048 miles above Neptunes icy north pole cloud tops at pm PDT Thurs day the closest of its planetary encoun ters after being accelerated by Nep tunes gravity to a speed of 61148 mph Its photos of Triton revealed that Nep tunes 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 Its the first time weve 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 technol ogy Vice President Dan Quayle said to day in a speech to hundreds of scientists and dignitaries at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory Reiterating President Bushs July statement in support of an eventual per manent base on the Earths moon and a Please See EXPLORER Page 12A CONTAST The old and the new come together in a field on Highway 302 east ot Aiken With the hot summer sun beating down cotton grows in the fieid adjacent to Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth OwensCorning Fiberglas At one time cotton was the king and biggest moneymaker for many in the Aiken area   

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