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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 30, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Inside GOP Wins In Florida Race Page 3A A Quick Read Mummified Remains Found At Crime Scene CHARLESTON AP The mum mified remains of a child found last week at a Charleston crime scene may be from Asia and more than a half century old authorities say The remains were found in an apartment when police arrived to in vestigate the death of 20yearold Kinston Thomas a native of Ponape Island in Micronesia Paul Walter Mincey 27 has been charged with murder and firstde gree burglary in the incident Thom as was sharing the apartment with Minceys estranged wife Jenny Kiser police said The remains believed to be those of a child between 3 and 5 are not connected with the incident authori ties said Charleston police Capt Bob Rob erts said Ms Kiser told police she purchased them from a local artist who in turn bought them at an an tique store in Philadelphia about 1970 The remains are those of a child who had been dead an indetermi nate amount of time said Dr Mary Ann Sens the deputy chief medical examiner for Charleston County Tid Bite Disease Fata To SC Man GASTONIA NC AP A South Carolina man is dead after being bit ten by a diseaseinfected tick Gaston Memorial Hospital officials say William J Clarke 69 of Clover SC died Aug 22 at Gaston Memori al Hospital from tick fever said his wife Catherine Clarke Medical officials notified her Monday of the cause of death Her husband became ill Aug 14 with a fever and headache two of the symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spot ted Fever Mrs Clarke said the cou ple never suspected a tick bite I know he didnt have an imbed ded tick on him she said Mrs Clarke said her husband saw a Gastonia doctor about his illness and was hospitalized Aug 20 He died two days later Weather Storms Possible Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms The low will be in the mid 70s Partly cloudy skies are fore cast Thursday with a high in the low 90s There will be a 40 percent chance or thunderstorms Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Monroe W Bartley Saluda Rev BT Bouland Ward Mary B Cockrell Saluda Willie Collier Augusta Annie Lee Deal Wichita Kan Thomas I Gay Augusta Lillie Mae Lyons Bath Ellen R Zobel Orangeburg Please see details on Page 6A inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Soorts Television Weather 8B 8C 5B 9C 7B 6B 9C 1B 6A 1C 7A 9C 6A Bush Heads To Canadian Conference Officials Praise Disaster Drill At SRS COUNTY PUBLIC Wednesday August 301989 3 Board Members Want Brooks Out By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer At least three members of the Aiken County Board of Education reportedly are trying to buy out the contract of School Superintendent Dr Joseph R Brooks but have been unable to win enough votes to oust him Two members of the board of education confirmed that there is friction over the superintendent and one said a buyout is being attempted but before agreeing to comment asked that they not be identified Both predicted the ouster attempt will Recent Aiken County School Superintendents TB Willis 19731981 Robert Paskel 19811986 LL Willis 19861987 Interim Joseph Brooks 1987 not succeed and they did not identify those pushing the buyout Dr Brooks contract recently was extended another AP Laserphoto CONTINUES FIGHT Colombias Justice Minister Monica de Greiff has vowed to continue fight against drug cartel Million In Bonds Approved To Fund County Improvements BY CAROL WOODWARD Staff Writer The Aiken County Council approved a million capital improvement bond Tuesday night to fund county improve ment projects for 1989 Willar H Hightower vice chairman of Council made a motion to include in matching funds for Aiken Technical College in matching funds for the Aiken Center a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and to implement a computer sys tem for cataloging cards in the Aiken Public Library system Without county funding the matching state funds for ATC and the Aiken Cen ter would be cut off Councilman Eugene Duckett said matching the funds for ATC and the Ai ken Center is important because it would affect the entire county Speaking about the funds for the Aiken Center Duckett said Weve committed our selves to trying to stop the drug prob lem in Aiken County part of that is operating a rehabilitation center The capital improvement bond also includes funding for the renovations of the Aiken County Library the Nancy Carson Library in Wagener and a crusher run rural road improvement system The Council also passed on third read ing a million industrial revenue bond for the purpose of building a quarry on the Savannah River The quarry would be owned by WR Bonsall Co and the bond would allow the purchase of the land on which to dig the mine as well as any equipment or mining apparatus needed for operating the mine Council Chairman said the bond would not involve raising taxes or the backing of taxpayers he said the county is just a conduit for issuing the bond through the State Development Board two years The job pays about a year Dr Brooks met in an executive session with the entire ninemember board Tues day night in what was announced as a personnel evaluation session Board member Robert H Slay said there would be no announcements after the meeting Dr Brooks also said he ex pected none to be made But board member James A Moore later said the board voted to make anoth er evaluation of Dr Brooks in January The board members meeting with the superintendent included Chairman Sheran Proctor Vice Chairman Jimmy Powell Slay James L Verenes Inease P Williamson Bertha H Williams John ny A Shaw and Ronnie Young Before the meeting The Aiken Stan dard obtained a copy of the most recent evaluation of Dr Brooks job perfor mance It reveals an erosion in his per formance grade from 36 in January of 1988 to 28 last July according to a board member The boards system for grading runs from a high of 5 to a low of 1 scored by each member on various categories and the overall grade represents an average Please See 3 BOARD Page 13A Drug Lord Vows To Escalate War MARTINEZ By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia The reputed leader of the Medellin cocaine cartel has threatened more violence if the govern ment refuses to make peace and allow drug traffickers to rejoin society accord ing to a newspaper report The government has rejected all calls for negotiations however and a televi sion report Tuesday said authorities were preparing to extradite a suspected drug finance chief to the United States and had given him a week to appeal The effort to extra dite Eduardo Martinez Romero an alleged iitoney manager for the traffickers is seen a key test of Colom bias will to battle the drug barons He was arrested in the first days of an unprece dented offensive against trafficking which began after hit men hired by the cartel assassinated presidential hopeful Sen Luis Carlos Ga lan on Aug 18 The syndicated TV news program No ticiero 24 Horas reported the Colombian government notified Martinez on Tues day of plans to extradite him to the Unit ed States He was told he had five work ing days or until next Tuesday to appeal A US narcotics official had said earli er that the paperwork was going forward on an extradition request for Martinez a 35yearold economist who faces federal charges in Atlanta in a billion opera tion for laundering cocaine profits He is being held under heavy guard by he in vestigations division of Colombias na tional police force The television did not cite a source for its report A spokesman at the presiden tial palace said he could not give any information and the US Embassy re fuses to comment on extradition proceedings President Virgilio Barco reestablished the countrys extradition treaty as part of a series of emergency measures in the drug crackdown In raids nationwide police have seized more than million in real estate in cluding luxurious homes and office build ings and other property such as air planes helicopters and cars About 11000 people have been taken into custody Drug traffickers in turn have declared war on the state and counterattacked with a wave of bombings and burnings mostly in of Medellin 215 miles north of Bogota and the base for the worlds larg est cocaine trafficking cartel Jorge Ochoa Restrepo father of three alleged kingpins in the Medellin cartel US Pushes Drug Battle With Dollars By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President1 Bushs new drug strategy is being adjusted to focus more US aid on Colombia and two other South Amer ican nations that are fighting cocaine cartels in the region The crisis in Colombia with seven bombings Tuesday in the city of Me dellin was high on the agenda when the president met with top Cabinet officials at his Maine seaside retreat to complete the new antidrug strate gy to be unveiled next week Bush promised to cooperate to the best of our ability with Colom bias latest request for million to protect judges from drug cartel death squads He did not comment specifically on the request but said details were be ing worked out in discussions in Washington with a delegation of Co lombian officials headed by Justice Minister Monica de Greiff Because of the crisis there Co lombia is a new ingredient in the overall drug strategy national se curity adviser Brent Scowcroft told reporters in Kennebunkport Maine Meanwhile the State Department recommended Tuesday that Ameri cans postpone nonessential travel to Colombia indefinitely and suggested that US citizens living there consid er leaving Please See US PUSHES Page 13A Tuesday appealed in an open letter to President Barco Let there be dialogue let there be peace The nations communications minister Carlos Lemos Simonds responded by telling reporters There will be no dialogue An in Washington Colombian Justice Minister Monica de Greiff told reporters the law is under siege in Colombia and Please See DRUG LORD Page 13A Censors Gain In School Book Sex Education Bans By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Religious extremists and members of rightwing organizations are gaining in their battle to ban or cen sor library books and to restrict x edu cation in schools an anticensorship group says in a survey released today Most wouldbe censors are not content with restricting their own childrens free dom to learn by using school policies de signed to accommodate parental con cerns about curricular material People for the American Way said in its report Inslead the censors insist on the blan ket banning of these materials for both their own and other parents children People for the American Way is an anticensorship group founded by televi sion producer Norman Lear The organizations 7th annual report Attacks on the Freedom to Learn said censorship and other ideological attacks on public education occurred in 42 of the 50 states Sex education remains a major target of the far right which already scored some damaging victories during the last school year the report said In South Carolina for example the re port cited statewide restrictions that forced school textbook publishers to de lete information on the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS Across the country rightwing ex tremist groups have become increasingly active in state and local battles over sex education the report said Despite attempts by school boards aimed at building a community consen sus on this sensitive issue these groups continue to demand programs that teach only abstinence and that omit discussion of contraception abortion AIDS and homosexualiU The report said school libraries were the target of significantly more censor ship attempts during the 198889 school year with more than half the challenges leveled against materials that arent re quired reading but are available in the library The main targets of such challenges are literary classics such as John Stein becks Of Mice and Men and JD Sal ingers The Catcher in the Rye as well as plays by Arthur Miller and Aristopha nes the report said Please See CENSORS Page ISA   

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