Aiken Standard, September 10, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 10, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Clemson Wins; USC Gets Tie Page IB Miami (3) ............ ...SI Wisconsin............. Nebraska (4).......... . .48 Northern Illinois ....... ..17 Auburn(5)............. ..SS Pacific................. 0 Oklahoma (8).......... .. 33 Baylor................. 7 Colorado (9)........... , ,4S Colorado State......... .70 Clemson (IO).......... .34 Florida State (16)...... ..23 Penn State (12)........ ... 6 Virginia................ ..14 Syracuse (14).......... .,43 Temple................ ...3 Texas A&M (15)....... ...6 Washington............ ..19 West Virginia (17)..... ..14 Maryland.............. ..IO Southern Miss (18)..... ..23 Mississippi State....... ..76 Arizona (20)........... . .14 Texas Tech....... ..... .74 Pitt (23)............... ..79 Boston College......... ,10 N.C. State (25)......... .38 Georgia Tech............ .78 A Quick Read Prostitutes' Clients Lose Driver's License WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police have begun suspending the drivers’ licenses of people caught soliciting prostitutes. Police say the license suspension is worse than the standard $500 fine for the crime, which most offenders pay after pleading guilty rather than risk the public embarrassment of a trial. “The fine isn’t bad, but when they risk losing their driver license, it takes on a whole new light,” said police Sgt. Robb Robertson. Weather Mostly Sunny Mostly sunny skies are forecast today with a high in the 90s. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thundershowers. The low will be in the 70s. Please see details on Page 4A. Deaths Rev. H. Ensley, North Augusta Verna A. Fallaw, Columbia Vivian K. Ford, Aiken Thurmond Neal, Barnwell Rose A. Strom, Belvedere Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge..............................................5D Calendar...........................................5C Classifieds........................................3D Crossword........................................7B Dear Abby.........................................7C Local Front .*....................................7A Obituaries.........................................ID Opinions...........................................4A Sports...............................................1B Television.........................................2B Weather............................................4A Page 2A Refugee Camps Swelling In Hungary Mitchell Intent On Run For Governor ms* Sunday, September IO, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 221 School Fees Felt Unfair To Some Children By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A social activist and paralegal is charging that children from economically disadvantaged homes are suffering public humiliation because of Aiken County school system policies on student fees. Mary Lou Seymour of Bath, who works for Palmetto Legal Services, a public legal defense group located in Lexington, said most of what she described as “social damage” is being done in Adminis- USC 17, Virginia Tech 17 trative Area 3. Ms. Seymour said policies in elementary schools in Area 3 are discriminating against children whose parent or parents cannot afford to pay fees that can amount to as much as $23 for instructional materials. The materials are required for classes ranging from kindergarten to the fifth and sixth grades, and, she said, many children cannot afford to buy them. Although costs can be as high as $23, the average fee is about $8-9, according to a school source. Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CAROLINA SCORE: Harold Green heads up field toward a South Carolina touchdown in first quarter action from last night’s game with Virginia Tech. The two teams played to a tie. Big Projects Boost Aiken By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Building permits for residential, commercial and agricultural construction soared past a combined $10 million in Aiken County and its two largest municipalities during August, a check of monthly reports shows. In Aiken County, construction in the unincorporated areas led the way with nearly $6.5 million worth of work put on the books. Aiken’s combined building permits amounted to $3.5 million and North Augusta’s total values were listed at $324,713. Among the Aiken County projects permitted last month were two chicken houses valued at $371,000 each. The permits were obtained by Watson and Wyatt Eargle of the Monetta area. Other large-scale Aiken County projects included commercial applications tiled by the W.R. Bonsai Co., which plans a mining operation near Beech Island and a set of horse stables on Schultz Hill. Bonsai will spend $406,300 on an office and its mining facility, while $349,000 is projected for the horse stables. In the city of Aiken, the major construction projects involve Woodside Plan-tation, Riverbluff, Woodwinds, Gatewood, Houndslake and the new Aiken Mall. Woodwinds is an apartment complex, where 24 units are located. In the mall, at least nine businesses got building permits. The applications came Building Permits August A Busy Month Aiken County Permit No. Value Residential 41 $3,420,700 Commercial 4 $446,500 Industrial t $350,000 Garages 16 $255,500 Renovations 10 $62,900 Warehouses 4 $116,183 Churches 3 $139,600 Additions 4 $68,000 Farm Buildings 4 $884,200 Horse stables 2 $365,600 Unidentified NA $205,600 Misc. 5 $92,400 Total Construction $6,409,183 City of Aiken Permit No. Value Single family 30 $2,373,440 Multi family 24 $480,000 Commercial 9 $538,000 All other 27 $163,975 Total Construction $3,555,415 North Augusta Permit No. Value Single family 3 $245,704 A tits and alts. 24 $63,609 Swimming pools 1 $10,000 Signs 4 $5,400 Total Construction $324,713 from Athletic Warehouse, Hallmark Cards, Hair Cuttery, Dolalr Tree, K&K Toys, American Chocolate Chip, Disc Jockey, Atari Expo and Regis Hair Styling. L Ms. Seymour claimed that parents and students are not being informed about the right to apply for a payment plan, reduced fees or fee waivers if their financial condition merits such an approach. But Melanie Hutto, superintendent of Area 3, rejected Ms. Seymour’s claims by saying that proper notice about the payment plans and waivers are made at the start of each school year. She also added, “We have never deprived a child of supplies if they cannot pay,” and noted that any child with payment problems is dealt with on a confi dential basis to avoid any embarrassment to the student. Mrs. Hutto said a major problem is the fact that “some parents will not come in to discuss (fee) waivers with school officials.” Mrs. Hutto said principals have the authority to grant waivers after discussing with the parent or parents the ability of the child to pay, but the principals cannot make an objective decision if parents are willing to discuss the matter. (Please See SCHOOL, Page UA) Derrick Plays Key Role In Drug War By KATHY KAOANE States News Service WASHINGTON - The political season reopened in Washington Tuesday with a major policy speech by President Bush introducing his strategy for a national war on illegal drug use. To demonstrate the urgency he says he feels about the problem, that evening he sent a revised legislative package to Capitol Hill asking Democrats and Republicans to approve a $2.2 billion increase in spending to finance the war. He emphasized he hopes the initiative — the centerpiece of his domestic program — will be received with a spirit of “bipartanship” on Capitol Hill. Important elements of the strategy require money, funds that the Democrats — who largely control the budget process i — must be willing to take from other programs. South Carolina’s Rep. Butler Orrick, a moderate Democrat from the state’s third congressional district, is one of four or five key players who will determine whether the president gets what he wants or whether the program will be changed. Derrick is second-ranking member of the Rules Committee, a panel legendary for its behind-the-scenes influence over legislation because of its mandate to set “rules” for the floor debate on every bill — how much time will be allowed, what amendments are “in order.” Derrick also chairs a Rules subcommittee, little known outside Congress, whose job is to reconcile budget disputes of the sort generated by the president’s relatively late request for additional antidrug war funds — sent to Congress seven months after his original FY1990 budget. He is a former member of the Budget Committee, and is regarded as the Rules Committee’s chief expert on budget matters. “Butler handles all the bills that have to do with the budget because of his expertise,” said Rep. Joe Moakley (D- Death Squad Arrested, Army Claims By The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia — The army said Saturday it has captured four leaders of a terrorist gang employed by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar to protect his wife and kill his enemies. The death squad, which called itself “Love for Medellin,” also acted as a vigilante morals squad, killing prostitutes and homosexuals in the drug-infested city of Medellin, a military source said. Also Saturday, military officials were quoted as saying they have made new raids on properties linked to Colombia's No. 2 drug lord, Gonza-lo Rodriguez Gacha. They said a computer disk showed he owned 374 vehicles, all with telephones. (See DEATH SQUAD, Page UA) Student Is Back In School To Erase 10-Year Mistake By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Harry Chambers has set out to accomplish what he neglected to do nearly IO years ago. Chambers, an employee of Beecham Products, is learning to read. Once he does that, he will go on and get his high school diploma. “I made this decision on my own, and they have me doing everything right now,” said Chambers, a 27-year-old who dropped out of school in the eighth grade. He admits it was the biggest mistake he has made in his life. Now, the time for correction has arrived. Chambers said he volunteered himself for the Aiken County literacy program because he realizes that in order to climb the ladder of success he will have to be able to read and write at levels above and beyond those required in the business world. “That’s what motivates most of our students,” said Bonnie Randolph, who works for the Aiken County Board of Education and is responsible for helping reading students realize their dreams. RANDOLPH Mrs. Randolph, who works in a program supervised by adult literacy coordinator Jeanne Knotts, is a key link in the learning chain. She matches students with volunteer instructors. The adult literacy office is located in the Attendance Area 3 Schools Administration building at Langley. It has been (Please See STUDENT, Page 11A) / Mass.) the committee chairman. Derrick also chairs a Rules subcommittee, little known outside Congress, whose job is to reconcile budget disputes of the sort generated by the president’s relatively late request for additional antidrug war funds — sent to Congress seven months after his original FY 1990 budget. He is a former member of the Budget (Please See DERRICK, Page HA) ;

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