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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports USC Drops Duke By 2721 Page IB Top 25 Scores Southern Miss No 6 Florida State Texas No7LSU 30 26 28 16 No 12 Clemson Furman 30 0 No 15 Oklahoma New Mexico State 73 3 No 17 West Virginia 35 Ball State10 No 20 Pitt Pacific 38 3 No 24 NC State Maryland 10 6 A Quick Read Woman Rewarded For Returning FORT WORTH Texas AP A businessman took it upon himself to reward a cleaning woman who re cently stumbled on 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 I just admire someone with that much honesty Smith told the Fort Worth StarTelegram Its easy for someone to be honest and return Ms Carroll 49 discovered the cash as she was emptying trash cans by a tellers booth last month She called bank security and told them of her find A lot of people are going to think Im a fool she said Im 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 de tails 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 Page 2A No Bail For Accused Gunman In NYC Bridge Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weather 3D 8C 1D 4D 2D 10C 9A 4A 6C 1B 4A Page 9A Mall Ready For October 11th Opening AlKfN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRA1T Sunday September 3 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 214 DrugFighting Newspaper Bombed By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia A bomb explod ed today near the plant of a Bogota news paper that has openly opposed drug traf fickers killing one person and injuring at least 12 news reports said The bomb exploded in a truck parked outside El Espectador the secondlarg est daily in Colombia Its editor was as sassinated by drug traffickers three years ago There were no claim of responsibility for todays bombing But drug lords re cently launched a campaign of bombings and assasinations in a bid to force Colom bia to reverse a decision to extradite sus pects 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 US mili tary aid A wellplaced source at the De fense Ministry said a US 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 US advisers He denied reports that US military aid already had arrived in Colombia Todays explosion shortly before 7 am 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 newspapers twostory brick building radio reports quoted witnesses as saying See DRUGFIGHTING Page 8A Aides Putting Polishing Touch To Bushs 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 Bushs drug strategy speech just right in hopes he win 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 one time 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 ex pert consultants toplevel advisers and Please See AIDES Page 8A Clemson 30 Furman 0 Staff Photo By Scott Webster DEATH VALLEY SCRAMBLE Clemson linebacker encounter with Clemson The effort paid off with Taylor Vince Taylor scrambles for a loose ball in Saturdays coming up with the loose ball for the Tigers Kulwicki Stands In The Way Of Darrells Million Dollar Dream By RICK SCOPPE AP Sports Writer DARLINGTON Darrell Waltrip may be going for million but polesitter Alan Kulwicki isnt going to let that stand in the way of his trying to win the 40th 500 Victory ElusivePage 1B Gant Wins Gaterade 200Page 38 annual Southern 500 a victory that could be worth more than to the Wisconsin native My No 1 goal is to go out and win this race said Kulwicki who has earned this year while finishing second four times Thats all any driver can do once the races 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 Sundays 367lap race at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 160156 mph The race is scheduled to begin at 1 pm 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 cir cuits four major races Waltrip won the seasonopening Dayto na 500 and then captured the CocaCola Please See KULWICKI Page 8A GOING FOR MORE Darrei Waltrip and his wife Stevie celebrate after victory at Charlotte Probe Fails To Explain Loss Of Gas Tritium Missing In Shipment To England By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Two months of vestigation failed to explain what hap pened to small amounts of the radioac tive gas tritium that may have been lost during shipment to two British compa nies the Energy Department says The material is used in industry for certain research and for making lumi nous 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 gov ernment report released Friday said in vestigators couldnt 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 1 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 million annually Government information about tritium supplies is classified but independent ex perts 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 de partment 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 EI du Pont de Nemours Co A new team of Energy Department tri tium experts is pressing the investiga tion Keif said but it has been unable to reconcile discrepancies in shipments from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to Surelite Ltd and SaundersRoe Developments Ltd Please See PROBE Page 8A If You Have To Fight Best Way Is From A Cockpit By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer If you have to fight a war Les Litton says the best place to do it is in the cock pit of an airplane At least you have some control over your situation and it sure as hell beats sitting in the mud somewhere said Lit ton 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 thats what we did We bombed the daylights out of them said Litton Litton who flew the famed B24 Libera tor bomber then spent time in fighter 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 Lit ton 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 fighting the Japanese I kind of liked the idea of flying a plane It was a wonderful thing especial ly when youre a young man with nothing else to do said the retired Du Pont technician Born in Louisville Ky in 1923 and christened Leonard Leslie Litton Jr the former bomber pilot had other reasons 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 Litton one of them was Barry Goldwater the Arizona senator and one time presidential candidate Goldwater was a captain and chief of ground train ing when Litton went through Advanced Flying School at Yuma Ariz in 1943 I didnt know he would get to be a general and a US senator said Litton Please See IF YOU HAVE Page 8A i   

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