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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 1, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Notre Dame Downs Virginia Page 7A A Quick Read Car Can Stay Cool With Dr Tans Spray WASHINGTON AP When you climb into your sunbaked car in the shopping mall parking lot and crum ple behind the wheel gasping in a Saharan inferno its time for a few squirts from Dr Domingo Tans handy air conditioner in a can Tan a Chineseborn physicist who lives in suburban Alexandria Va invented Instant Car Kooler an aero sol spray containing 10 percent ethyl alcohol and 90 percent water mixed with a mint fragrance Those cardboard windshield sun glasses are no competition Tan says To demonstrate he opened the door of his aging Dodge sedan which had been parked in the sweltering sun for a couple of hours with a card board sunshade in place A large cir cular thermometer dangling over the front seat registered 122 degrees Fahrenheit Tan leaned into the car and pointed his can of Instant Car Kooler Psst psstpsst Boston Hosts 47th SciFi Convention BOSTON AP Sex on other planets fearless vampire killers gonzo fantasy and questions such as Are There Any Really New Mon sters are among the topics being kicked around at the 47th World Sci ence Fiction Convention More than 5000 writers scientists and fans assembled Thursday for a long weekend of late night filking and confabs on the future of scifi and the word is that cyberpunk is out Enthusiasts from science fictions fandom began flocking to the Hynes Convention Center clad in Star Trek uniform tops propellorbeanies and Tshirts festooned with buttons Weather Chance Of Rain Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night and Saturday with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms both days The low will be near 70 Tomorrows high will be in the low 90s Please see details on Page 4A Page 2A Bokker Spends First Night In Jail Page 18 Bechtel Considers Court Appeal Deaths Rev Mark Bedingfield Greenwood Mary Lue Davis Williston Clarence Drayton Boston Frances E Green Graniteville James P McKinney Aiken Wilma A Rachels Augusta Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge68 Calendar3C Classifieds4B Comics7C Crossword78 Cryptoquote5B DearAbby7C Local Front18 Obituaries4A Opinions1C Sports7A Television7C Weather 4A We Apologize The Opinions page of todays Al ien Standard shows the wrong date We apologize for any inconve nience this may cause our readers AfKEN COUNTY Friday September 11989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 212 Reactor Restart Decision Denied By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON Energy Secretary James D Watkins denied a report in Thursdays Washington Post that he had made a final decision on a date for restarting a reactor at the Savannah Riv er Site nuclear weapons plant The Post citing unnamed govern ment sources said Watkins and other Energy officials had decided to restart the Kreactor in July and to restart two sister reactors three and six months later But in a statement issued several hours after the Post report appeared Watkins said Under no circumstances do I an ticipate announcement of a specific re start date before spring 1990 I have made no final decision on a recommended restart schedule for any of There have been a number of discussions between the Admiral Watkins and Westinghouse officials regarding as signment of personnel but arrival at the July date for restart was news to us Becky McSwain the Departments Savannah River reac tors and do not intend to speculate pre maturely on possible restart dates he said The Savannah River facility is the sole US source of tritium used in the manu facture of nuclear weaponsThe plants reactors were closed down for safety rea sons a year ago The Post also reported that under pres sure from Watkins Westinghouse Savan nah River Company the plant operator had agreed to speed up the restart sched ule for one of the reactors Westinghouse Electric Corporations subsidiary the Westinghouse Savannah River Company took over as plant oper ator from E I DuPont deNemours Coin April In a letter to members of Congress dat ed April 27 Watkins said he hoped the Savannah River plant which manufac tures tritium used in nuclear weapons could be restarted early enough in 1990 to maintain a viable weapons stockpile But in a letter to Paul E Lego president of Westinghouse Electric Corporation dated July 17 Watkins acknowledged that Westinghouse engineers who had examined the condition of the plant had decided restart of the Kreactor should be postponed by nine months In the letter Watkins lambasted Wes tinghouse officials for not notifying him personally of the ninemonth slippage in the restart schedule I understand there may be upwards of 4000 items that remain to be subjected to analysis as to their applicability for re he wrote in the letter first ob tained by Morris News Sendee The rate at which these issues are currently being considered is unacceptable he added Germany Italy Boundary of Germany as ol 1 Sept 1939 Allied powers Denmark Neutrals The Torch Of WWII Lit 50 Years Ago Today to join Germany in 1935 in defiance of Versailles 1936 merger with 1938 to Germany by Munich accord 1938 from Lithuania by 1939 by 1939 from Czechoslovakia by 1938 by 1939 by 1939 Sympathetic to Axis but not yet a formal member signed Tripartite Pact in 1941 Lyons EDITORS NOTE This is the first in a series of articles on the 50th anniversary of World War II By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Fifty years ago today German Chan cellor Adolph Hitler lit the torch of World War II by ordering his powerful Panzer armies into Poland on pretense that the Poles had committed a border provoca tion against his country Two days after Poland was invaded France and England fully aware that Hitler had them targeted for conquest in his desire to expand the German empire and control all of Europe declared war on Germany In the nearly six years that followed the greatest armies the world had ever seen were locked in combat around the globe The antagonists included Western democracies and the Soviet Union against Hitler and his Italian and Japa nese allies The battles raged in places many Americans had never heard of The combat zones stretched from South Pacific islands to Asian jungles and swamps to North African desert to the frozen tundra of the Aleutian Islands and the steppes of Russia and finally into the streets of Berlin where Hitlers totalitar ian regime died in crushing defeat Hitlers atrocities claimed the lives of more than 6 million Jews as he attempted to exterminate an entire culture but the shellings and bombings killed an estimat ed 50 million in Europe and Asia The infrastructure of entire nations was re duced to rubble before the Axis powers were defeated On the day Poland was invaded a Pol ish general referring to the masses of German troops pouring into his country uttered a prophetic statement Death he said is coming and his angels the Germans are preceding him with his message In America millions of young men an swered the call to arms joining the Army Navy and Marine Corps from all Countys War VictimsPagelOA corners of the nation When the war end ed more than 408000 Americans were dead and more than a million had been wounded out of some 12 million who saw service During land sea and air battles fought against Japan Germany and Italy some places became famous because of heroic deeds performed by US fighting men Today history books recall their names Bastogne Omaha Beach Nor mandy Cassino Iwo Jima Tarawa Guadalcanal It was a geography lesson learned first hand by veterans now in their 60s and 70s South Carolina contributed more than 166000 men and women to the cause and slightly more than 3500 were lost many of them never to return buried in foreign soil Today the Aiken Standard in com memoration of the war and in remem brance of those who made the supreme sacrifice elsewhere in this issue prints the names of Aiken Countians who died in action Some names may be unintentionally omitted because of a lack of documenta tion concerning birthplaces and origin of service entries Also some names may have been missed because of relocation after the war and a fire years ago in a military records center that destroyed many personnel files COMING TOMORROW The first of five interviews with combat veterans of the Army Navy Marines and the Army Air Corps Jobless Rate Unchanged In August By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The nations unem ployment rate remained at 52 percent in August as the resurgent economy created more than 200000 jobs the government reported today The Labor Departments official figure for nonfarm payroll expansion last month was 110000 jobs But strikes re duced the job totals by about 108000 meaning that without the walkouts the newjob total would have been some 218000 The government also revised its July job growth figure upward to 184000 from 169000 a sign the economy continues to expand at a pace that will keep it out of recession in the short term The unemployment report is the first comprehensive look at economic perfor mance in August and the numbers bol ster recent predictions that the record long expansion seems in no danger of ending The new job growth was predominantly in the serviceproducing sector which added nearly 70000 jobs That number would have been higher in a normal month because the telephone workers fall into the service portion of the economy Manufacturing and construction posted modest gains in August of 11000 and 8000 iobs respectively The manufacturing total showed slight job declines in some areas including fur niture and lumber products but a gain of 25 000 in auto manufacturing a sign that carmakers called back some of the work ers laid off because of sluggish sales Wage data in the report should prove encouraging to inflation watchers al though perhaps discouraging to workers The government said average hourly earnings were essentially unchanged last month actually falling by a tiny frac tion after rising 07 percent from June to July For the year ending in August average hourly wages were up 39 per cent the government said well below the pace of consumer inflation The report also showed a slight reduc tion in factory activity with the average manufacturing work week dropping 01 See JOBLESS Page 10 A Thirteen Are Wounded In Columbia Factory Bombing By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia An explosion damaged a paint factory and wounded at least 13 people in Medellin and authori ties reportedly were considering widen ing a curfew to halt the wave of drug related violence In Washington officials said Thursday that some of the million worth of equipment pledged by the Bush adminis tration to fight the narcotics trade should begin arriving Sunday US military per sonnel were to arrive today for preparations Also Thursday the Colombian govern ment said that under emergency rules judges identities would be kept secret in drug cases Since 1980 220 judges and court officials have been murdered in a reign of terror aimed at intimidating them into dropping drug cases The government began fighting back in its boldest attempt ever after a a leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan was assassinated Aug 18 Drug lords re sponded with threats to kill more officials and with bombings They were particularly angry over a government decree that reestablished Colombias extradition treaty with the United States where many drug dealers are wanted On Thursday 33 pounds of dynamite strapped to an ice cream vendors bicy cle exploded at the Medellin paint fac tory causing worth of damage in addition to injuring at least 13 people police and fire department spokesmen said The bomb was in a box on the back of the bicycle which was left leaning against a retaining wall around a paint storage tank Colombian news reports said The blast also damaged about 20 cars a police spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity See THIRTEEN Page 10A
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