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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                COUNTY u Prep Scores Aiken North Augusta 28 14 South Aiken Silver Bluff 0 7 Midland Valley Gaffney 19 20 Strom Thurmond Abbeville 53 RSMonetta Saluda 0 6 WagenerSalley Swansea 8 24 Wardlaw Thornwell 13 8 A Quick Read Girl Says Mother Beat Imprisoned Her TIFTON Ga AP A starving teenager rescued from a mobile home told authorities that her moth er beat her tied her up with ropes and put chicken wire over the win dows to keep her imprisoned police said Friday Betty Faye Green 18 weighed 42 pounds and was too weak to walk when she was admitted to Tift Gener al Hospital on Wednesday police said She was listed in stable condi tion Friday Their mother Ola Mae Thomas of Tifton was arrested Wednesday and charged with false imprisonment and aggravated battery She was in the Tift County Jail awaiting bond Friday Protester In Jail Until He Tells Name KNOXVILLE Tenn AP No name no sentence no release a judge has told an abortion protester who has refused to give his identity since his arrest in January for block ing an abortion clinic doorway Criminal Court Judge Randy Nich ols found Baby John Doe 1 guilty of trespassing in a brief nonjury trial on Thursday But the judge follow ing an tarUer promise refused to pass until the man gives his name i Doe 1 who remained in has said hell remain as long as abortion is Baby jail Fri anonymot legal Peter Cornell a New Hope Ky attorney with the Free Speech Advo cates is representing Baby John Doe 1 KorneU argued for the mans release saying he was re leased on his own recognizance after a similar protest in Atlanta Weather Mostly Cloudy Today wUl be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms The high will be near 90 and the low will be near 70 Sunday will be cloudy with a chance of thun derstorms Please see details on PageSA Deaths Rev BT Bouland Ward Mattie R Brown Lake Success NY Clarence Drayton Boston AnnaT Grant Philadelphia Frances E Green Graniteville James P McKenney Aiken Please see details on Page 8A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Stocks Television Weather 98 9A 78 66 66 6A 8A 4A 16 58 66 8A Trade Under 2A SATURDAY Dobson 6A September Vol 122 No 213 Government Resumes Sale Of Tritium By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Energy Depart ment said Friday it has resumed selling tritium to US and foreign companies even though it has failed so far to find missing amounts of the radioactive gas which can be used in making nuclear weapons The department is satisfied that none of the missing material was diverted for illicit production of nuclear weapons said spokesman Phil Keif although a government report released Friday said investigators could not prove there was no diversion Keif said that of the five grams of triti um that was missing when a team of En ergy Department and Nuclear Regula tory Commission officials began searching in June only a small fraction of one gram has been accounted for The discrepancies were reported by several commercial customers the de partment said The department usually sells about 200 grams a year of tritium to commercial users raising about million annually Government information about tritium supplies is classified but independent ex perts estimate that about four grams is used in a single atomic warhead as a means of boosting its explosive power Commercial sales were suspended in July because of the discrepancies After revamping handling procedures the de partment decided Aug 16 to resume sales to all customers except those for which Giamattis Death Shock To Baseball By The Associated Press EDGARTOWN Mass Baseball commissioner A Bartlett Giamatti who declared no one is above the game and proved it by kicking out Pete Rose died just eight days later Friday after a heart attack at his Marthas Vineyard retreat The 51yearold Giamatti former president of Yale University was pro nounced dead at pm EDT after allout efforts to resuscitate him failed said Matthew Stackpole direc tor of development at Marthas Vine yard Hospital Giamattis wife and son were with him when he died Stackpole said Giamatti was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest when an ambu lance arrived at his home at 3 pm the hospital statement said CPR was ad ministered en route to the hospital where doctors struggled more than an hour to revive the commissioner Giamatti a chainsmoker who once said cigarettes were his primary vice left New York on Friday morning to spend the weekend at his home on the popular New England island retreat His death shocked baseball even as it was still recovering from his suspension AP Laserphoto HEART ATTACK FATAL Baseball Commissioner A Bartlett Giamatti at the press conference where he announced the suspension of baseball star and manager Pete Rose of Rose the Cincinnati Reds manager and alltime hit leader following a six month battle over charges he bet on his own team Please See GIAMATTIS Page 7A shipment discrepancies remained Keif said the first sales starting Aug 25 were to EI du Pont de Nemours Co A new team of Energy Department tri tium experts was formed last month to press the investigation Keif said but it has been unable to reconcile discrepan cies in shipments from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to two British companies Surelite Ltd and SaundersRoe Developments Ltd Please See GOVERNMENT Page 7A Colombian US Troops Not Needed By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia US military advisers were being sent to help with the war against drug barons but Colombias defense minister said Friday it did not need foreign troops to solve our domes tic problems We can face this challenge alone Gen Oscar Botero told a news conference A US narcotics official said drug traf fickers wanted in the United States have managed to avoid a government crack down and remain in Colombia because of corruption among Colombian authorities Authorities in Medellin home of the most powerful cocaine cartel said police defused a 40pound bomb that was left at a bank Friday by terror squads working for drug lords It was the latest development in a se ries of assassinations bombings and ar son by the drug cartels in the past two weeks Drug lords are trying to force the government to reverse its decision to be gin extraditing suspects wanted by the United States The US Justice Department seeks ex traditions of 12 Colombians believed to be key figures in cartels that supply most of Please See COLOMBIAN Page 7A Steel Helmet Assured Tank Gunners Safe Return By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer The earphones of the radio set were scratching the side of FL Eaves head and he was beginning to worry about get ting a headache So during a break in transmission he pulled them off reached into the floor of the tanks gun turret and picked up a steel helmet I had just put it on when the shell hit the tank and that probably was what saved my life said Eaves It tore up the helmet The metal fragments pep pered his scalp and the side of his head They had to pluck em out said Eaves of the bits of metal GeneGap Going Up The date was March 71945 and Eaves 712th Tank Battalion a unit of Gen George S Patton Jrs 3rd Army was driving through Germanys Rhineland in the final crushing offensive against the Nazis We had pulled up to the Moselle River and were waiting to go across said Eaves about the moments just before the German shell slammed into the tank Eaves the tanks gunner said the blast killed the tank commander a young ser geant named Larry Greene but he and the other crew members including his gun loader escaped with injuries Greene was in the top of the turret and he took most of the impact said Eaves It knocked me out and when I came to I couldnt see anything I spent the next 45 days in a hospital Today at the age of 72 the former Barnwell County farm boy and onetime clerk in the old Cassels store on what is now the Savannah River Site is a survi vor of both the war and major heart surgery But he hasnt slowed down I still set a pretty good pace said Eaves who fishes grows watermelons and spends the rest of his time puttering around a service station at Johnson Crossroad The station sits on the perimeter of the nuclear installation Despite his activity Eaves says he can tell the years are catching up with Please See STEEL HELMET Page 7A Bakker Suffered Prior Problems With Nerves Staff Photo By Scott Webster NEW HEADQUARTERS For Kay Mercer and Susan Burkhart construction of new headquarters for GeneCap a new concept in primary and adult care represents a struggle when all seemed lost For the story see Page 6A By The Associated Press BUTNER NC Government psychiatrists Friday began evalu ating PTL founder Jim Bakker who was ordered to a federal pris on hospital after he collapsed emo tionally during his fraud and con spiracy trial It isnt the first time the evange list accused of using nearly mil lion in ministry funds to finance a lavish lifestyle has had a break down Don Hardister Bakkers for mer security chief said the evan gelist cried and couldnt walk after he resigned from PTL in 1987 Bakker also wrote in his autobi ography that he suffered a break down in the early years of his ministry Tammy Faye Bakker traveled from her home in Orlando Fla to visit her husband at the Federal Correctional Institute arriving at midafternoon Friday But she did not stop to talk to reporters who were kept off the prison grounds She was riding with three other people in a gray Ford Taurus with Pennsylvania plates The windows of the car were heavily tinted but Mrs Bakker could be seen in the front passenger seat of the car as it drove into the gates The Bakkers daughter Tammy Sue Chapman her husband Mark Chapman and two unidentified people arrived in a Honda Accord with South Carolina license plates shortly before 5 pm A security guard detained the group until a prison official checked IDs The car drove into the prison parking lot Mrs Chapman making no comment Mrs Bakker said in a 1988 fund raising letter that Bakker spent hours in a fetal position after he quit PTL in a sexandmoney scandal Please See BAKKER Page 7A   

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