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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 8, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Connors Loses Quarter Final Page 7A A Quick Read Mother Teresa Suffers Heart Attack CALCUTTA In dia AP Moth er Teresa the No bel Prizewinning Roman Catholic nun known for her work with the worlds poor suf fered a heart at tack this morning her doctor said The 79yearold nuns condition TERESA had stabilized and was improving however said Dr A Bardhan He refused to give further details The official AllIndia Radio reported she was alert and was visited briefly by the governor of West Bengal state Nuns at the Missionaires of Chari ty which Mother Teresa founded nearly 40 years ago said she was progressing well Her heart is much better and her temperature is practically normal said one nun speaking on condition of anonymity Measles Up Dramatically ATLANTA AP More measles cases have been reported in the Unit ed States already this year than in any since 1980 as a decline in the childhood disease has come to an abrupt halt The national Centers for Disease Control in its weekly report Thurs day said 10115 cases of measles had been reported through last week Thats nearly five times the 2170 cases reported at the same time last year and is the highest total since 1980s 13430 Federal health officials coinciden tally issued their final measles re port for 1988 on Thursday showing that the disease decreased by 7 per cent last year to 3411 The Atlantabased CDC said more than 90 measles outbreaks have been reported this year mostly at colleges and universities However one out break among unvaccinated pre schoolers in Houston struck more than 1700 Weather Fair Skies Fair skies are forecast tonight with a low in the upper 60s Partly sunny skies are forecast Saturday with a high in the lower 90s Please see de tails on Page 14A Deaths Harris B Collins Augusta Delphia D Fugler Aiken Lucille K Patton Hempstead NY Brookie Triester Fairfax Nellie M Waters North Augusta Horace E Williams Aiken Please see details on Page 14A Inside Today Page 2A No Room At Jim Bakkers Inn Page 1B iHollings Opposes Newsletter Cutbacks Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 6B 15A 4B 3B 7B 5B 3B 1B 14A 4A 7A 3B 14A AjKEN COUNT PUBLIC UBRWtf Friday September 81989 Afken South Carolina Vol 122 No 219 British Hostage Reported Dead By The Associated Press BEIRUT Lebanon The wife of miss ing Briton Jack Mann a World War II fighter pilot said today she had been told he died and that she believed the report to be true Mann 75 disappeared May 12 as he drove to a bank in Syrianpoliced Moslem west Beirut None of Lebanons kidnap groups has specifically identified him as a hostage But a previously unknown faction the Cells of Armed Struggle claimed that it kidnapped an unidentified Briton in Bei rut the day Mann disappeared It demanded the release of Arabs jailed in Britain for the 1987 killing of Palestin Reactors To Soon Come Alive By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Savannah River Sites three idled nu clear reactors will restart late next year and in 1991 US Secretary of Energy James D Watkins announced Thursday Watkins approved a plan that would have KReactor back in operation some time during the last three months of next year L and P reactors would come back on line at threemonth intervals after that ian cartoonist All Naji alAdhami But Scotland Yard said no arrests had been made in that slaying There has been no word since then about Manns whereabouts His wife Sunny said she received a telephone call Monday from an unidenti fied man who told her I have bad news about your husband She said she later met the man at a shop in west Beiruts Hamra commercial thoroughfare and he told me that Jack is dead I waited but there was no news about Jack on Tuesday Wednesday or Thurs day Mrs Mann told reporters at her west Beirut apartment I dont know Theres no proof that hes dead at the moment she said But she noted that the report of her husbands alleged death seems correct Mrs Mann refused to answer any more questions A British Embassy spokeswoman who asked that her name was not used said the embassy has no information at all about the reported death of Mr Mann Were trying to contact Mrs Mann to find out what she knows but we havent been able to talk to her yet she said The Manns lived in Beirut for 43 years Mann worked as a pilot with Lebanons national airline Middle East Arlines for more than 20 years before retiring to manage a bar in Beirut He is one of 16 Westerners missing in Lebanon Most are held hostage by pro Iranian Shiite Moslem militants The other Westerners are eight Ameri cans three Britons two West Germans an Italian and an Irishman The longest held hostage is American journalist Terry Anderson Chief Middle East Correspondent for The Associated Press He was kindapped March 161985 The last foreign hostage to have died in Lebanon was US Marine Lt Col Wil liam R Higgins who was abducted Feb 171988 while on UN duty in Lebanon The proIranian Organization of the Oppressed on Earth claimed July 31 it hanged him in retaliation for Israels ab duction of a Shiite Moslem cleric Standing Silent More SRS StoriesWPageSA K L and P reactors all built and start ed during the 1950s were shut down last year for management and equipment improvements There will certainly be a lot of chal lenges in meeting the restart schedule said Dean Hoffman a spokesman for Westinghouse Savannah River Co the operating contractor at SRS Hoffman added though that Westing house believes very strongly that it can meet the schedule which calls for K Reactor to begin lowpower tests in the third quarter of next year He said Westinghouse has dedicated the entire management team to the con cept of bringing the SRS units up to the standards of commercial nuclear reactors Hoffman echoed JL Gallagher the Westinghouse manager in charge of the reactor restart program who said Wednesday that safety will be the top pri ority in getting the reactors back in operation See REACTORS Page 6A Staff Photo By Scott Webster MEMORIES Dorothy Salley head of the Salley Historical Preservation Society reminisces about the days when she taught second grade at the school Please see story on Page 1 B Fuel Facility To Close By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Savannah River Sites Fuel Mate rials Facility will close the US Department of Energy announced Thursday but its 600 employees will be offered other jobs at SRS FMF is one of two US facilities producing fuel for the Navys nucle arpowered ships DOE said the de mand for that fuel does not justify operating both production sites The other fuel supplier is Nuclear Fuel Services Inc a private com pany in Erwin Tenn Dean Hoffman a spokesman for Westiaghoiue Savannah River Co SRSs operating contractor said Thursday We fully expect to move all permanentlyemployed FMF workers to other areas at SRS He noted that these workers are highly valued for their experi ence and training Hoffman said the decision to shut FMS was not a big surprise to Westinghouse In cooperation with DOE Wes tinghouse will phase out production at FMS DOE cited four factors in decid ing to close FMS v A reduction in the Navys pro jected nuclear shipbuilding program s Improved technology in naval reactor core design and manufac turing which permits reactor cores to last longer thus reducing the needforrefuelings Improved manufacturing techniques at the reactor core sup pliers which reduce the amount of fuel required to build a core All naval fuel material pro duction can be met by NFS the only manufacturer qualified to make all types of fuel required by theNavy Officials Race To Beat Illiteracy By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Editors Note This is the first of a threepart series on literacy From a cramped classroom in an Ai ken County learning lab to the executive offices of the governors offices in Colum bia South Carolina government business and education officials are racing against an economic clock in an effort to improve the states woeful position in national literacy At stake are the ripe plums new plants and new jobs that will be gener ated in the 21st Century by sophisticated industries using lasers computers ro bots and other marvels of a new age We have less than a decade to do something about illiteracy before it se verely hampers our ability to be econom ically competitive in the next century said Tucker Eskew press secretary to Gov Carroll A Campbell The governor believes until we can successfully address the adult literacy problems we have in the work place we will be in danger of being left behind in the acquisition of new high tech industries Series Staff Graphic by Melissa Protests Force President To Suspend Order In Towns Eskew said those fears are what prompted the governor to begin in early 1988 a statewide program called the Work Force Inititative The initiative brings to gether state and local educators volun teer tutors and industries with one goal See OFFICIALS Page 6A By The Associated Press BOGOTA Colombia President Virgi lio Barco was dealt a setback in his war on drugs when public outrage forced him to back off from imposing military rule on two cities believed to be strongholds of cocaine traffickers Barco replaced the mayors of the cities with military officers on Thursday but rescinded the orders in the face of charges the action was unconstitutional and antidemocratic One person was killed and at least sev en others were injured in violence nation wide a day after an alleged money laun derer was extradited to the United States In Medellin headquarters of the pow erful Medellin cocaine cartel two police men were slightly injured when bombs placed under a table destroyed a fast food restaurant in a busy pedestrian mall Classes at the National University of Bogota were suspended for the day after skirmishes broke out during a demon stration by about 500 students protesting US aid to help Colombia fight its war on drugs The students shouted Gringos go home and burned an American flag Groups of youths with white hoods on their heads flung firecrackers at police and two students were injured in scuffles Also in the capital gunmen in a speed ing car killed cattle rancher Jaime Cas tillo Franco and wounded his driver Fly ing glass injured two bystanders a woman and her daughter It was not known if the slaying was related to the governments antidrug war which began Aug 18 when assassins believed to be paid by the cocaine traf fickers killed the frontrunning presiden tial candidate Sen Luis Carlos Galan a strong foe of drug dealing Under emergency measures imposed by Barco authorities have seized mil lions of dollars in real estate and other property believed to belong to the drug lords The president also revived Colom bias extradition treaty with the United States where many of the leading traf fickers face charges The first extradition took place on Wednesday when Eduardo Martinez Ro mero an economist alleged to be the money launderer for the Medellin drug cartel was flown to Atlanta He will be tried on charges of laundering million worth of illicit cocaine cash A Justice Department spokesman in Washington said Thursday that US at torneys are preparing extradition re quests for the 12 mostwanted Colombian drug traffickers Although the crackdown is believed to have practically paralyzed cocaine pro duction there is fear of more bombing