Aiken Standard, August 28, 1989

Aiken Standard

August 28, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 28, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Perry Wins At Orville White Page 7A A Quick Read SolarPowered Car Only A Few Years Off CAMBRIDGE Mass AP Skeptics say solarpowered cars still arent feasible But James Worden commutes to work every day in a solar car he built himself The car is a 350pound silver threewheeler covered with solar panels that suggests a cross between a golf cart and a Honda Civic It holds two people can reach 35 mph and for four years has taken him on his regular 13mile commute Worden keeps it parked hi a sunny spot outside his lab at the Massachu setts Institute of Technology In a month or two the 22yearold entrepreneur expects to produce a fourwheel prototype that will look more like a more traditional automobile We hope to be making a car a day in two years said Worden who was a high school student when he built his first solar car and had yet to graduate from MIT when he founded his company Solelectron Corp Britians Oldest House Identified LONDON AP A twostory house east of London has been identi fied as Britains oldest inhabited res idence and the only domestic build ing surviving from before the Norman conquest of 1066 It has been in continuous use for 1000 years and is still lived in Dr Nicola Smith of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commis sion writing in the weekly Country Life magazine said the 40footlong house called Priors Hall at Widding ton had previously been dated from the 13th century But the discovery of Saxon stone work under the plaster showed it was probably built in the 10th century she said The building may originally have been a church or chapel Dr Stone said The Saxons came from Germany and dominated Britain in the 600 years before the Norman conquest when they were known as Anglo Saxons Some of their churches and farm buildings have survived Weather Storms Possible Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms The low will be in the 70s Partly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a 30 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms The high will be in the mid 90s Please see details on Page 10A Deaths Harrison Goodwin Aiken John L Hixon North Augusta Lillian 0 Redd Bath Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Lewis Grizzard Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 6B 2B 4B 3B 7B 58 3B 5A 1B 6A 4A 7A 3B 10A Page 2A u Student Arrested In Chinese Protest Page IB Waste Treatment Begins In November Monday August 281989 Vol 122 No 208 Cool Goose 1V Israel Denies Raids On Lebanon Bases By The Associated Press BEIRUT Lebanon Police and the Israeli army denied radio reports that Is raeli warplanes today blasted Shiite Mos lem guerrilla bases in a new air raid on east Lebanon The Voice of Lebanon the most popu lar Christian radio station in east Beirut and Voice of the Nation the main broad cast for the Moslem sector were among those to report a raid on Lebanons Bekaa valley the second in less that 24 hours There hasnt been any air raid to day said a police spokesman who can not be named under standing regulations The spokesman said supersonic jets broke the sound barrier in reconnais sance runs over the village of Janta and the ancient city of Baalbek drawing heavy antiaircraft fire from Hezbollahs posistions The sonic booms apparently prompted speculation that the Israelis bombed Janta 43 miles southeast of Beirut An Israeli army spokeswoman who could not be identified under standing military rules also said there was no raid today She described the report as disinformation A Hezbollah statement today said nine people were killed and 27 wounded in the Israeli air attack Sunday on a party base in south Lebanons village of Ain Abu Suar The statement said the victims includ ed 15 students wounded when their school was hit in the attack Police had put Sundays casualty toll at only three guerrillas killed and nine wounded Ain AbuSuar is 40 miles southeast of Beirut near the northern edge of Israels selfdesignated security zone in south Lebanon Sundays attack was Israels ninth on Lebanon this year It apparently was in retaliation for an Aug 9 suicide car bomb attack by a Hezbollah activist in the secu rity zone Please See ISRAEL Page 10A Bombs Blow Up 10 Banks Colombia Tightens Patrols Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth TIME FOR A DIP Everybody is feeling the heat of the last several days including this goose shown cooling off at Langley Pond By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia Ten banks were blown up by bombs in the cocaine manu facturing center of MedelHn and local reports said the justice minister who was leading a crackdown on drug lords has fled to the United States in fear of her life News reports also said Sunday that an appeals court revoked an arrest order ac cusing a top drug kingpin of ordering two assassinations The bombs that went off throughout Co lombias secondlargest city early Sun day caused extensive damage to seven branches of the governmentowned Banco Cafetero and three branches of the private Banco de Colombia and Banco del Estado authorities said A police spokesman said a young man was killed apparently while planting one of the bombs Police refused to say which organiza tion was responsible for the bombings Other attacks in recent months were con ducted by leftist guerrillas that some tunes cooperate with drug traffickers Please See BOMBS Page 10A DHEC Is Seeking Million For Environment Monitoring At SRS First Commercial Satellite In Orbit After Successful Private Launching From Wire Reports South Carolina could buy more equip ment and double the manpower it uses for monitoring the environment around the Savannah River Site if the Depart ment of Energy would give it million a top state health official says Lewis Shaw deputy commissioner for environmental quality control at the state Department of Health and Environ mental Control said he hopes the DOE will come up with the funds Deputy Energy Secretary Henson Moore said last week the DOE would ne gotiate with 11 governors over environ mental monitoring at DOE weapons plants within their borders The SRS is the nations only producer of tritium a gas used to boost the power of nuclear warheads The sites three reactors near Aiken are currently idle Energy Secretary James Watkins has said he hopes to have them restarted by next year Moore said DOE hoped to work out agreements with the 11 states similar to an agreement signed in June by Watkins and Colorado Gov Roy Romer The Please See DHEC Page 10A By The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL Fla A com munications satellite is orbiting Earth after being propelled by a privately owned rocket in a launch that opens a new era in the space age The 2700pound Marcopolo 1 satellite was drilled into space Sunday by a threestage Delta rocket that performed flawlessly during a 27minute climb into orbit The launching was the first in which a privately owned rocket sent a payload into orbit Consort I the nations first licensed commercial spacecraft re leased a payload on a suborbital voyage in March Delta 187 has placed the British Sat ellite Broadcasting satellite in orbit we wish the spacecraft folks good luck reported Ray Adams of McDonnell Douglas which made the million Delta The satellite was sent into an ellipti cal orbit ranging from about 100 to 22300 miles high On Tuesday ground controllers are to send a signal to fire an onboard motor to place it in a stationary orbit 22300 miles Please See FIRST Page 10A Many Fear Global War Within Next 2 Decades R ublic By The Associated Press NEW YORK Fifty years after World War II erupted half of all Ameri cans believe global war will consume the world again one day a Media Gen eralAssociated Press poll has found A majority of those who expect anoth er world war believe it will happen with in two decades the survey found And if it does recur most Americans fear it will escalate into an allout nuclear conflagration A majority of respondents to the poll also said one of World War IFs darkest episodes could recur A holocaust on the order of Nazi Germanys murder of more than 6 million Jews The 1163 respondents were asked Do you think that kind of thing could happen again that is the killing of millions of people because of their reli gion or ethnic background Six in 10 said it could More than a million German soldiers invaded Poland on Sept 1 1939 prod ding France and Britain to declare war on Germany a few days later World War II lasted until 1945 claiming the lives of an estimated 50 million people The United States joined the war in 1941 after the Japanese attacked the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor Ha A majority said a holo caust on the order of Nazi Germanys murder of more than 6 million Jews could recur waii Four years later the US Air Force hastened Japans surrender by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki still the only time nu clear weapons have been used in war Six in 10 poll respondents said the Hi roshima bombing in which up to 200000 people died was right Seventy percent of the men in the survey supported the bombing half the women agreed Two in 10 respondents said they some times think of Japan as the enemy be cause of the war And with Japan now one of the worlds leading economic powers nearly four in 10 said the United States did too much to help rebuild Ja pan after the war A smaller group 24 percent said the United States did too much to help re build West Germany which also is one Please See MANY FEAR Page 10A WORLD WAR I Yes No ffi Dont answer Another world war will happen 49 cssssji 43 it would escalate to all out nuclear war 54 i b 38 Mass genocide could happen again 60 9 Based on survey of 1163 people July 716 The poll has a threepoint margin of error Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding Dean Caple ;