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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 10, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Clemson Wins USC Gets Tie Page 1B Miami 3 Wisconsin 51 Nebraska Northern Illinois 48 17 Pacific 55 0 Oklahoma Baylor 33 7 Colorado Colorado State 45 20 Clemson Florida State 16 34 23 Penn State 12 Virginia 6 14 Syracuse 14 Temple 43 3 Texas 15 Washington 6 19 West Virginia Maryland10 Southern Miss Mississippi State26 Arizona 20 Texas Tech Pitt Boston College 14 24 29 10 NC State 25 Georgia Tech 38 28 A Quick Read Prostitutes Clients Lose Drivers License WEST PALM BEACH Fla AP Police have begun suspending the drivers licenses of people caught so liciting prostitutes Police say the license suspension is worse than the standard fine for the crime which most offenders pay after pleading guilty rather than risk the public embarrassment of a trial The fine isnt bad but when they risk losing their driver license it takes on a whole new light said po lice Sgt Robb Robertson Weather Mostly Sunny Mostly sunny skies are forecast to day with a high in the 90s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thundershow ers The low will be in the 70s Please see details on Page 4A Deaths Rev H Ensley North Augusta VernaA Fallaw Columbia Vivian K Ford Aiken Thurmond Neal Barnwell Rose A Strom Belvedere Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Crossword DearAbby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 50 5C 3D 78 7C 7A 10 4A 16 26 4A Page 2A Refugee Camps Swelling In Hungary Page7A Mitchell Intent On Run For Governor Sunday September 101989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 22 J School Fees Felt Unfair To Some Children By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A social activist and paralegal is charging that children from economical ly 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 le gal defense group located in Lexington said most of what she described as so cial damage is being done in Adminis trative Area 3 Ms Seymour said policies in elemen tary schools in Area 3 are discriminating against children whose parent or parents cannot afford to pay fees that can amount to as much as 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 Al though costs can be as high as the average fee is about according to a school source USC 17 Virginia Tech 17 Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CAROLINA SCORE Harold Green heads up field toward a South Carolina touchdown in first quarter action from last nights game with Virginia Tech The two teams played to a tie Big Projects Boost Aiken By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Building permits for residential com mercial and agricultural construction soared past a combined million in Ai ken County and its two largest municipal ities during August a check of monthly reports shows In Aiken County construction in the un incorporated areas led the way with nearly million worth of work put on the books Aikens combined building permits amounted to million and North Au gustas total values were listed at Among the Aiken County projects per mitted last month were two chicken houses valued at each The per mits were obtained by Watson and Wyatt Eargle of the Monetta area Other largescale Aiken County pro jects included commercial applications filed by the WR Bonsai Co which plans a mining operation near Beech Island and a set of horse stables on Schultz Hill Bonsai will spend on an office and its rnining facility while is projected for the horse stables In the city of Aiken the major con struction projects involve Woodside Plan tation Riverbluff Woodwinds Gatewood Houndslake and the new Ai ken 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 Residential Commercial industrial Garages Renovations Warehouses Churches Additions Farm Buildings Horse stables Unidentified Misc No 41 4 1 16 10 4 3 4 4 2 NA 5 Value Total Construction City of Aiken Permit No Value Single family 30 Multi family 24 Commercial 9 Atlother 27 Total Construction North Augusta Permit No Value Single family 3 Adts and alts 24 Swimming pools 1 Signs 4 Total Construction from Athletic Warehouse Hallmark Cards Hair Cuttery Dolalr Tree Toys American Chocolate Chip Disc Jockey Atari Expo and Regis Hair Styling Ms Seymour claimed that parents and students are not being informed about the right to apply for a payment plan re duced fees or fee waivers if their finan cial condition merits such an approach But Melanie Hutto superintendent of Area 3 rejected Ms Seymours 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 de prived a child of supplies if they cannot pay and noted that any child with pay ment problems is dealt with on a confi dential basis to avoid any embarrass ment 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 au thority 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 11A Derrick Plays Key Role In Drug War By KATHY KADANE 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 Cap itol Hill asking Democrats and Republi cans to approve a billion increase in spending to finance the war He emphasized he hopes the initiative the centerpiece of his domestic pro gram will be received with a spirit of bipartanship on Capitol Hill Important elements of the strategy re quire money funds that the Democrats who largely control the budget process L must be willing to take from other programs South Carolinas Rep Butler derrick a moderate Democrat from the states 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 secondranking member of the Rules Committee a panel legendary for its behindthescenes 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 subcom mittee little known outside Congress whose job is to reconcile budget disputes of the sort generated by the presidents relatively late request for additional anti drug 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 Committees chief expert on budget matters Butler handles all the bills that have to do with the budget because of his ex pertise 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 bis wife and kill his enemies The death squad which called it self Love for Medellin also acted as a vigilante morals squad killing prostitutes and homosexuals in the druginfested city of Medellin a mili tary source said Abo Saturday military officials were quoted as saying they have made new raids on properties linked to Colombias 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 Mass the committee chairman Derrick also chairs a Rules subcom mittee little known outside Congress whose job is to reconcile budget disputes of the sort generated by the presidents relatively late request for additional anti drug war funds sent to Congress seven months after his original FY1990 budget He is a former member of the Budget Please See DERRICK Page 11A Student Is Back In School To Erase 10Year Mistake By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Harry Chambers has set out to accom plish what he neglected to do nearly 10 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 deci sion on my own and they have me doing everything right now said Chambers a 27yearold 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 RANDOLPH 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 Thats what motivates most of our students said Bonnie Randolph who works for the Aiken County Board of Edu cation and is responsible for helping reading students realize their dreams Series Staff Graphic by Melissa Gulp Mrs Randolph who works in a pro gram supervised by adult literacy coordi nator 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 Adminis tration building at It has been Please See STUDENT Page 11A