Aiken Standard, September 11, 1989

Aiken Standard

September 11, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 11, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Clemson No 7 In AP Poll Page 5A A Quick Read When Doctor Talks Animals Run For Cover WASHINGTON AP When Dr Mitchell Bush talks to the animals at the National Zoo they run for cover I dont think theres any animal in the zoo that likes me the zoos chief veterinarian says ruefully The same furry creatures that would have nuzzled the jovial Doctor Doolittle cringe hi fright when Bush appears even though he fought a val iant but unsuccessful roundtheclock battle last weekend to save the life of the zoos newest panda cub HsingHsing the zoos giant male panda knows my voice Bush said But when Bush starts talking Hsing Hsing lumbers down to his moat and paces worriedly back and forth Cheeky orangutans who cadge soft drinks from zoo visitors scramble for safety when Bush shows up The great apes he says can spot him in a crowd of several hundred tourists and squeeze into a blind corner in their cage out of harms way State Moves To Evict Elderly Squatter MILFORD Conn AP A feisty 72yearold woman who has lived on the proposed site of a state park for nearly two decades is hoping to stop an attempt to evict her by appealing to a judges sense of fair play Eighteen years ago Doris Gagnon was forced to abandon her cottage a few hundred yards away so the state could raze it and other beachside res idences to make way for a park But the proposed 300acre park along Long Island Sound is yet to take shape Although the state this month re ceived an Army Corps of Engineers permit to seal a longclosed landfill on the property state officials said last week a master plan for the park remains uncompleted The test of whether she is ulti mately going to win or lose depends on how good a human being we hap pen to get in the judge who is ulti mately assigned to the case said her attorney John R Williams The basic core of our defense is that what they are doing is unfair State officials say they take no pleasure in seeking to evict Gagnon but have a responsibility to protect public land and provide more recre ational opportunities for the public along Long Island Sound Weather Fair Skies A 20 percent chance of thunder storms is forecast tonight Other wise skies will be fair The low will be in the low 70s Partly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a 20 per cent chance of thunderstorms The high will be in the low 90s Please see Page for details 3B Deaths Annie M Bridwell Greenville Elizabeth J Mahoney Camden Klementine L Mowlajko Barnwell Audie G Williams North Augusta Ruby J Williams Graniteville Please see Page for details 3B Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar10B Classifieds5B Comics4B Crossword8B Cryptoquote68 DearAbby4B Local Obituaries3B Opinions4A Sports5A Television48 Weather3B Page 2A 151 Missing In Ship Collision Page 1B City To Discuss Utility Dispute eouniY Monday September 111989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 222 East Germans Allowed To Go West By The Associated Press PASSAU West Germany Tired and elated the first trickle of a broadening stream of East German refugees reached West Germany today after Hungary in censing Communist leaders in East Ber lin broke a weekslong logjam and let them go You made it yelled one young emi gre hitting the hood of his Wartburg mini bus after arriving in the largest mass mi gration from East Germany since the Berlin Wall went up in 1961 Bavarian border police said more than 2000 East German refugees had crossed US Open Winner into the southern West German state from Austria by midmorning The num ber was climbing rapidly Hungarian opened its border to the West at midnight to the East Germans allowing the mass exodus despite efforts by diehard Communists in East Berlin to dissuade its reformminded leaders Thousands of East Germans flooded into Hungary on tourist visas after it tore down its border fence with Austria in May By midAugust refugee camps were going up around Budapest East Germany accused Hungary of in terfering in its internal affairs by allow ing the mass flight and becoming in ef fect the first East bloc government to help citizens of a Warsaw Pact ally freely leave their homeland The staterun news agency ADN said Hungary under the guise of humanitar ianism has engaged in the organized smuggling of human beings But while Hungary risked worsened re lations with its East bloc ally it could develop closer and potentially lucrative ties with Common Market member West Germany West Germany which offers East Ger mans automatic citizenship and help get ting settled said Hungary made a hu manitarian decision An estimated 60000 East Germans were in Hungary on Sunday and the Hun garian foreign minister Gyula Horn suggested that many more than the 6500 formally registered as wanting to leave might cross into Austria Even as the first convoys of refugees made their way into Austria new East German arrivals were reported at sever al refugee camps in Hungary The first East German cars arrived be fore dawn today in this Bavarian town on the Austrian border Most carried young couples or families with babies or Please See EAST Page 10A Bennett US Troops Wont Fight Drugs AP Laserphoto HOW SWEET IT IS West Germanys Boris Becker celebrates winnig the US Open on Sunday He defeated Ivan Lendl 76 16 63 76 for his first US Open win Please see story on Page 5A By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A secret directive signed by President Bush could expand the US military role in the war on drugs but a top aide says the plan does not call for sending American troops into combat Bush sent security advisers to Colom bia as part of a million package de signed to help that nation fight cocaine and he said last Tuesday that an addition al million in security aid could go to Colombia Peru and Bolivia for the drug war Drug czar William J Bennett said in a televised interview Sunday that Bush is willing to send Special Forces advisers to the Andean nations There is no plan for any Special Forces to accompaHv troops in Peru or Bohvia into combat missions Bennett said in the ABCTV program This Week with David Brinkley That is not in the plan There is no such plan Bennett said As part of his antidrug efforts Bush signed a National Security Decision Di rective outlining the goals and limits of military involvement said another ad ministration official speaking on condi tion of anonymity Over the next two weeks government agencies will flesh out details of that clas sified program and decide how to allo cate the million in extra aid the source said Bennett said we see now in Colombia the presence of American trainers work ing with the Colombians giving them ad vice training them on equipment This is the kind of thing we would anticipate if Peru and Bolivia take the steps Meanwhile drug enforcement adminis trator John Lawn said Sunday that the Bush administration is reconsidering whether to ban the sale of assault weap ons produced in the United States The administration has banned the im port of assault rifles but President Bush has said he opposes a ban on domestic assault weapons Lawn appearing on CBS Face the Traffickers ExtraditedPage 10A Nation was asked about Colombias re quest that the United States stem the flow of USmade assault weapons to that country We must look now at our own proce dures here in the United States Lawn said I believe it is something that is under review and certainly citizens feel very strongly about the gun issue We in the law enforcement community feel very strongly when were out there on the firing line and our view isnt always nec essarily the view of our leaders About two dozen members of the US Special Forces based in Panama have been rotating into Bolivias Chapare Val ley training antinarcotics police there but they have been barred from patrols The Washington Post in its Sunday edi tions said the directive would allow the advisers to accompany Bolivian drug forces on patrol However the adminis tration source said that the military is not allowed to go out into the jungle on patrol That is the way it has been and the way it remains The Post report quoted an unidentified senior administration official as saying that several hundred US military ad visers could be sent to the three nations under the Andean initiative announced by Bush Please See BENNETT Page 10A Trial Verdict Less Important Than Scandal dortch To TestifyPage 10A By The Associated Press COLUMBIA The outcome of former PTL leader Jim Bakkers ongoing trial is less important than the ministrys col lapse and scandal a televangelism ex pert says I think the damage has already been done said Charles Lippy a professor of religion at Clemson University who has concentrated on television ministry All of the televangelists have lost a view ing audience because all of them are suspect Bakker who cohosted the PTL Show with Jerry Falwell and later broadcast The Jim and Tammy Show with his wife Tammy Faye is on trial in federal court in Charlotte NC He is charged with 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy and faces 120 years and prison and more than million in fines Prosecutors say the PTL founder used nearly million in ministry funds to fi nance a lavish lifestyle The trial was interrupted when Bakker was ordered by US District Judge Rob Experts Say Cooperation On Dollar Broke Down JIM BAKKER TAMMY BAKKER ert Potter to undergo psychological test ing after a psychiatrist testified he was cowering under a couch in his attorneys office It resumed Wednesday My suspicion is the verdict is less im portant than the collapse of Bakker and the whole business Lippy said adding that Bakkers resignation from PTL also had a negative effect on televangelism From what Ive read and understand the viewing audience for all kinds of reli gious broadcasting has stopped he said Money is not flowing in people are not calling in However what the televangelists lose in terms of a viewing audience might be come a gain for conservative religions Lippy said One thing that always is missing from TV religion is a commitment to the life and values he said Youre not drawn into the community I think that its healthy that it may give a shot in the arm to other religions that televangelism Please See TRIAL Page IDA By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Cooperation among the United States and six major allies to keep a low price for the dollar apparently has broken down two US experts say today as the international value of the dollar is rising again In May and June the dollar shat tered its upper limit against the yen 140 yen to one dollar and the mark 190192 marks to one rising above 150 and 200 respectively to a two andahalf year high wrote IM Destler and C Randall Henning Destler is professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Mary land Henning is a research associate at the Institute for International Econom ics which published their new book Dol lar Rate Policymak ing in the United States The institute is a private study group with financing from the United States and other countries The price of the dollar is important be cause of its effect on trade A low dollar makes US goods cheap encouraging ex ports and discouraging imports A rise in the dollar has the opposite effect Governments including the Bush ad ministration agree that this country buys far too much in comparison with what it sells The resulting trade deficit has made the United States the worlds biggest debtor nation On Friday the price of the mark was above 146 yen and 199 marks despite efforts to keep it down One report said the central banks of 10 countries had been selling dollars in an unsuccessful attempt to keep their price down A 1985 agreement to work together on the price of the dollar and other curren cies was made by Secretary of State James A Baker III then secretary of the Treasury and his counterparts from Japan West Germany Britain France Italy and Canada They have never published their tar gets for the dollars price The upper lim its named by Destler and Henning are often cited by unofficial experts The two authors complained that US exchange rate policy is made by a small group of senior officials and should be more closely coordinated with broader economic policies and private business They proposed setting up new commit tees in Congress to watch the dollars price a private sector group to advise Treasury Secretary Nicholas F Brady and more involvemeni by other govern ment agencies ;