Aiken Standard, September 3, 1989

Aiken Standard

September 03, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports USC Drops Duke By 27-21 Page IB Top 25 Scores Southern Miss........... .30 No. 6 Florida State...... .76 Texas A&M.............. No. 7LSU............... No. 12 Clemson......... .30 Furman................. No. 15 Oklahoma....... .73 New Mexico State ....... .3 No. 17 West Virginia ... .35 Ball State............... .IO No. 20 Pin.............. .38 Pacific.................. ..3 No. 24 N.C. State....... .10 Maryland............... . A A Quick Read Woman Rewarded For Returning $100,000 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A businessman took it upon himself to reward a cleaning woman who recently stumbled on $100,000 lying around at a bank and turned the money in. Marvin Smith, who owns a building and contracting company, said he was shocked and a little bit peeved when he read that Nancy Carroll had received no reward. He gave her HOO. “I just admire someone with that much honesty,” Smith told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. ‘‘It’s easy for someone to be honest and return $10 -not $100,000.” Ms. Carroll, 49, discovered the cash as she was emptying trash cans by a teller’s booth last month. She called bank security and told them of her find. “A lot of people are going to think I’m a fool,” she said. “I’m happy with myself.” Weather Chance Of Rain Today and tonight will be cloudy with a chance of showers. The high will be in the upper 80s and the low will be in the upper 60s. Monday will be mostly sunny and warm with a high in the upper 80s. Please see details on Page 4A. Deaths Daisy H. Boone, North Augusta William T. Burckhalter Jr., North Augusta Edith Dobbs, Johnston Frances R. Green, Graniteville Claudia Sanders Gunter, Langley Laura Verenes Hampton, Columbia H. Ronald Johnson, Blackville Cora Larson Snyder, Aiken Carl Wood, Beech Island Please see details on Page 4A. Inside Today Bridge..............................................3D Calendar...........................................8C Classifieds.......................................ID Crossword........................................4D Cryptoquote......................................2D Dear Abby  ........................IOC Local Front.......................................9A Obituaries.........................................4A Opinions...........................................6C Sports...............................................1B Weather............................................4A Page 24 No Bail For Accused Gunman In NYC Mall Ready For October 11th Opening fMJCSN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY % tor n St anba rh Sunday, September 3, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 214 Drug-Fighting Newspaper Bombed By The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia — A bomb exploded today near the plant of a Bogota newspaper that has openly opposed drug traffickers, killing one person and injuring at least 12, news reports said. The bomb exploded in a truck parked outside El Espectador, the second-largest daily in Colombia. Its editor was assassinated by drug traffickers three years ago. There were no claim of responsibility for today’s bombing. But drug lords recently launched a campaign of bombings and assasinations in a bid to force Colombia to reverse a decision to extradite suspects to the United States. The Bogota radio station RCN quoted the Red Cross as saying one person died. RCN and the Caracol radio station said 12 to 38 people were injured, including three in the newspaper plant and others who were in buses passing by. The bombing occurred as Colombia awaited the arrival Sunday of U.S. military aid. A well-placed source at the Defense Ministry said a U.S. advance team of eight — one officer and seven enlisted men — already was in Colombia. The team is “doing nothing more than setting up a mobile communications unit to coordinate the arrival of the military equipment,” said the source, who is working with the U.S. advisers. He denied reports that U.S. military aid already had arrived in Colombia. Today’s explosion shortly before 7 a.m. was heard 18 miles away in this capital city of 6 million. The bomb was in a truck that had been left in a gasoline station next to the newspaper’s two-story brick building, radio reports quoted witnesses as saying. (See DRUG-FIGHTING, Page 8A) Aides Putting Polishing Touch To Bush's Drug Strategy Talk By The Associated Press KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine. -White House staffers are making an all-out effort to get the words, setting and atmosphere of President Bush’s drug strategy speech just right in hopes he will go over well in his first televised address to the nation. The Tuesday night address will mark the first time in his more than seven months as president that Bush will take to the airwaves for a formal speech to America — a practice used often and successfully by his predecessor, onetime actor Ronald Reagan. Cognizant that speaking to people in their living rooms requires specialized communication skills, the White House is working overtime to make sure it goes right. Bush aides have agonized over every phrase of the speech, working with expert consultants, top-level advisers and (Please See AIDES, Page 8A) Clemson 30, Furman 0 Probe Fails To Explain Loss Of Gas Tritium Missing In Shipment To England By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Two months of in- „ i DEATH VALLEY SCRAMBLE: Clemson linebacker Vince Taylor scrambles for a loose ball in Saturday’s Staff Photo By Scott Webster encounter with Clemson. The effort paid off, with Taylor coming up with the loose ball for the Tigers. Kulwicki Stands In The Way Of Darrell's Million Dollar Dream By RICK SCOPPE AP Sports Writer DARLINGTON - Darrell Waltrip may be going for $1 million, but pole-sitter Alan Kulwicki isn’t going to let that stand in the way of his trying to win the 40th 500 Victory Elusive.....................Page    1B Gant Wins Gaterade 200..............Page    3B annual Southern 500 — a victory that could be worth more than $200,000 to the Wisconsin native. “My No. I goal is to go out and win this race,” said Kulwicki, who has earned $382,455 this year while finishing second four times. “That’s all any driver can do once the race’s started.” Kulwicki, who was rookie of the year in 1986 and earned his lone victory on the circuit last year in Phoenix, won the pole for Sunday’s 367-lap race at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 160.156 mph. The race is scheduled to begin at I p.m. “Winning this pole here makes me even hungrier to win the race,” he said. “It would be a great thing for this team to pull off.” Waltrip will start ninth as he tries to win the Winston Million, which goes to any driver who can win three of the circuit’s four major races. Waltrip won the season-opening Daytona 500 and then captured the Coca-Cola (Please See KULWICKI, Page 8A) GOING FOR MORE: Darrell Waltrip and his wife, Stevie, celebrate after victory at Charlotte. vestigation failed to explain what happened to small amounts of the radioactive gas tritium that may have been lost during shipment to two British companies, the Energy Department says. The material is used in industry for certain research and for making luminous lights, signs and dials, but its main purpose is as an ingredient in nuclear warheads. Department spokesman Phil Keif said the agency is satisfied that none of the missing material was diverted for illicit production of weapons, although a government report released Friday said investigators couldn’t prove there was no diversion. Keif said that of the 5 grams of tritium that were missing when a team of Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials began searching in June, only a small fraction of I gram has been accounted for. The discrepancies were discovered when the British companies reported they got less than they ordered. The department usually sells about 200 grams of tritium to commercial users a year, raising about $5 million annually. Government information about tritium supplies is classified, but independent experts estimate that about 4 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 department decided Aug. 16 to resume sales to all customers except those for which shipment discrepancies remained. Keif said the first sales, starting Aug. 25, were to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. A new team of Energy Department tritium experts is pressing the investigation, Keif said, but it has been unable to reconcile discrepancies in shipments from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to Surelite Ltd. and Saunders-Roe Developments Ltd. (Please See PROBE, Page 8A) lf You Have To Fight, Best Way Is From A Cockpit I By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer If you have to fight a war, Les Litton says the best place to do it is in the cockpit of an airplane. “At least you have some control over your situation, and it sure as hell beats sitting in the mud somewhere,” said Litton, a World War II bomber pilot who flew 52 missions in the South Pacific, striking Japanese supply depots and air strips. “Admiral (Chester W.) Nimitz wanted to cut off their supply lines, and that’s what we did. We bombed the daylights out of them,” said Litton. Litton, who flew the famed B-24 Liberator bomber, then spent time in fighter V planes (his first choice) after the war, said he knew what he was doing when he signed up for civilian pilot training at Marshall College in 1941. Marshall College, located in Hunting ton, W. Va., and now a university, was offering a civilian pilot course when Litton enrolled as a freshman in 1941. He had just turned 18 but realized that the way things were going in Europe there could be a demand for pilots and he would be sitting in the first echelon if he could complete the course. Two years later and still too young to vote he was in the southwest Pacific >anese. iked the idea of flying a plane. It was a wonderful thing, especially when you’re a young man with nothing else to do,” said the retired Du Pont technician. Bom in Louisville, Ky., in 1923 and christened Leonard Leslie Litton Jr., the former bomber pilot had other reasons fighting the Jap* “I kind of lik for choosing the Air Corps. Flying planes, he said, was a good way to impress girls and made his mother proud of him. If a young pilot was good enough and managed to make it through the three flight schools (primary, advanced and operational) of the old Army Air Corps, he could meet some interesting people. For Utton, one of them was Barry Coldwater, the Arizona senator and onetime presidential candidate. Coldwater was a captain and chief of ground training when Litton went through Advanced Flying School at Yuma, Ariz., in 1943. “I didn’t know he would get to be a general and a U.S. senator,” said Litton. (Please See IF YOU HAVE, Page 8A) ;

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