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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 27, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports iip d ClemsonNo 12 In Preseason Poll Page 1B A Quick Read USC Freshmen Protest Visitation Restriction COLUMBIA AP Some fresh men at the University of South Caro lina who said they were given no choice in the restrictions on opposite sex visitation in two dormitories are mounting a petition drive to try to get the rules changed The policy is too harsh said Ke vin Beach an honors college fresh man from Walterboro who is major ing in electrical engineering and is leading a petition drive to get at op positesex visitation at least in the daytime For guys their own moth ers and sisters cant come up Fewer than 30 students of the ap proximately 470 students in the two dormitories voluntarily signed up to live in there The rest were assigned there when other residence halls were filled The visitation policy adopted last spring came at the urging of state Rep Michael Fair RGreenville a member of the universitys board of trustees and a fundamentalist Chris tian Fair has said open visitation poli cies promote promiscuity Continental Employee Struck by Plane CHICAGO AP A 22yearold mechanic for Continental Airlines was critically injured when she was run over by the wheel of a taxiing airplane Saturday at OHare Interna tional Airport The employee Hope Lewellen of Orland Park may have lost one leg and suffered severe damage to an other said a nursing supervisor at Lutheran General Hospital in subur ban Park Ridge She was in critical condition con scious but heavily sedated when she was taken into surgery at about 6 pm said the supervisor who de clined to be identified Ms Lewellen had been directing a Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 767 jumbo jet into a gate for a 5 pm departure to Stockholm when she was run over by a wheel after lean ing down to pick up earphones that had fallen off her head police said The jet was moving backwards at the time Weather Deaths Julius A Ashe Aiken Henry G Clanton Barnwell Phillip Coleman Saluda Ruth M Cone North Augusta TB Freeman Saluda Imogene S Gilliam Spartanburg Anthony Holmes North Augusta David J Janzen Anderson Thelma M Lamar Augusta Marie Smith North Augusta Levy Young Jr Brooklyn NY Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge Business Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sporis Weather Weddings Page2A Drug Crackdown Spreads In Colombia Cold Run Testing To Begin On DWPF Another Hot One Partly cloudy skies are forecast to day with a 30 percent chance of thun derstorms The high will be in the j 90s Tonight will be partly cloudy with the low in the 70s Please see details on Page 12A 2C 1D 6D 3C 6C 4C 7D 7A 4A 1C 1B 12A 40 Sunday August 271989 Looking For A Birdie Aiken South Carolina New York Couple Linked To Cartel Posadas Accused Of Money Laundering By The Associated Press ROSLYN NY A couple was arrest ed early Saturday surrounded by what one officer called enough money to bathe in and charged with running an operation that transported nearly million to the Medellin drug cartel John Posada 28 of Medellin Colom bia and his wife Deysi 26 of Venezuela were arrested shortly after midnight at their residence in Roslyn Heights on Long Island said Art Stiffel a special agent with the US Customs Service Both were charged with money laun dering and conspiracy Mrs Posada is additionally charged with making false statements for giving police a phony name Stiffel said The couple was held without bail at the Metropolitan Correc tional Facility in New York City pending a hearing Thursday An infant believed to be their child was taken from the home and placed in the custody of Nassau County Childrens Ser vices he said He said million in and bills and a money rolling device were confis cated during the arrest No drugs were found in the apartment See NEW YORK Page 12A New Polish Leader Praised By KGB Head Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth A DAY FOR GOLF Kevin Ratclifle watches his shot as he plays in the Orville White Cup at the Midland Valley Country Club Saturday Please see story on PagelB By The Associated Press WARSAW Poland The head of the Soviet KGB said Saturday that Prune Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki Polands first nonCommunist leader is a solid man who will succeed in solving the na tions problems Also Saturday several hundred rail road workers in the city of Lodz ended their strike at the request of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa The workers urged Mazowiecki to grant their pay demands Walesa also met with Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole and Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole RKansas and gave them a letter for President Bush seeking more US economic aid to help Polands struggling economy Party Central Commitee Secretary Leszek Miller meanwhile told a meeting of leaders of party committees that they should be loyal to the new Solidarityled government the staterun PAP news ser vice reported There is no conflict between preserv ing ideological identity as party mem bers and being loyal to the legal state authorities Miller said Mazowieckis meeting with KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov was his highestlev el contact with a Soviet official since the Polish leader took office last week in a historic transfer of power from the Com munist Party I liked him Kryuchkov told report ers after he emerged Saturday evening from seeing Mazowiecki at the Office of the Council of Ministers A solid man Please See NEW Page 12A Education Funds Could Total By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer The US House of Representatives cur rently has on its calendar legislation ear marking impact aid funds for education that could amount to as much as for Aiken County schools but the budget still is being debated We probably wont know until some time in October how much money we will get said Larry Clark comptroller for the Aiken County Board of Education He said it could be anywhere from to depending upon the perstudent measurements used to determine allocations Impact aid money is appropriated each year to those school districts with student populations increased by families of workers employed at federal installa tions The money is disbursed on a per pupil basis In Aiken County the biggest contribu tor to the increased enrollments are the Savannah River Site and Fort Gordon although there are a number of students with parents serving in the uniformed services Clark said the Aiken County impact aid students number about 4774 this year but that figure could increase slightly once firm numbers are established for the student population Clark said the tally is taken from stu dents in kindergarten through the 12th grades The federal impact aid money has been Aiken County Federal Impact Aid Listed below are the 20year totals for federal impact aid in Aiken County In those years where federal money was deposited into one category impact aid funds are shown as unavailable 1969703610736 197071Unavailable 197172Unavailable 197273Unavailable 197475Unavailable 197576Unavailable 198081Unavailable 198182Unavailable 198687 198990Under debats in House SOURCE Aiken County School System going up and down like a yoyo for years according to Clark and can range from a high of per student each year to a low of which was hit a few years ago I can remember some years particu larly back in the 1960s when we got as much as million in one year said Clark But as recently as the 198283 school year the federal contribution dropped as low as The most recent illustrations of the up anddown action of the educational mon ey pump can be seen in the allocations for 198889 and the money sent to the district in 198788 In 8889 the district received based on about a pupil while the year before it got slightly more than or about a pupil Clark said the money is sent to districts for operations and maintenance and there are no strings attached It can be used for anything related to education even building schools but you cant build schools any more on that kind of money The comptroller said separate audits are made of the federal allocations but he has not been able to come up with a Please See EDUCATION Page 12A Voyager Finds More Rings Tiny Moonlets Districts Get F In Finance In Many States By LEE MITGANG AP Education Writer Colstrip Mont spends per pupil The districts 6yearold high school is flush with computers upto date labs even a greenhouse and in door pool This eastern Montana district with a tax base enriched by the presence of four power plants offers high school pupils several foreign lan guages and such electives as zoolo gy microbiology and geology Superior in the western end of the state spends about per pupil The newest school building is 28 years old There are no science elec tives beyond basic biology chemis try and physics in labs described as woefully inadequate by former su perintendent William Donahue Indoor swimming pools or green houses like in Colstrip Those would be dreams said Donahue Such contrasts between rich and poor districts endemic to virtually every state put school finance at the top of the education reform agenda this past year Please See DISTRICTS Page 12A By The Associated Press PASADENA Calif Voyager 2 dis covered at least six tiny moonlets hid den in one of Neptunes two brightest rings and also found up to three more rings orbiting the planet NASA said Saturday Voyagers scientists also reported the solar systems fourthlargest planet is surrounded by a radiation belt and has a tilted magnetic field and may have an aurora like Earths northern and south ern lights The researchers said nitrogen the gas that makes up 78 percent of Earths atmosphere is the main component in the skies of Triton the frosty Neptunian moon sculpted with faults cliffs pink snow meteorite craters and inactive vol canoes that once oozed viscous ice in stead of molten rock Methane or natural gas is present as well they said By 9 am PDT Sunday Voyager will be 229 million miles from Neptune speed ing away from the planet at 37689 mph The probe will be 275 billion miles from Earth Voyager traveled a curving 443 billionmile path to achieve Thursday nights close encounter with Neptune and Friday mornings flight past Triton We have five rings at Neptune in cluding the two bright ones found earlier by the spacecraft and three new ones said Bradford Smith leader of the Voy ager photographic imaging team at the space agencys Jet Propulsion Laboratory Please See VOYAGER Page 12AI AP Laserphoto NEPTUNE A photo from Voyager   

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