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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 12, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports New USC Word Undisciplined Page 5A A Quick Read Almanac Promotes Columbus Coin LEWISTON Maine AP The Farmers Almanac renewing its crusade to revamp the nations coin age and currency is promoting a coin to replace the dollar bill to pinch a few pennies for Uncle Sam and taxpayers The almanacs 1990 edition just off the presses also calls for the elimi nation of the penny and 50cent piece The new coin could be called the Columbus Dollar honoring the ex plorer who discovered the New World the publication said The almanac endorses a bill intro duced by Rep Jim Kolbe RAriz to direct the Treasury to mint and cir culate the Columbus Dollar and halt production of the bill 18 months after the coin is placed in circulation Under the new system the little used bill likely would become the most popular piece of currency says almanac editor Ray Geiger Dress Hair Codes Increase In Schools NEW YORK AP For more and more high school students mousse abuse is taboo So is hair down to there And though they dont neces sarily have to dress for success some say they must dress under duress Along with perpetual peer pressure to wear in clothes and sport the latest trendy haircuts whether its a Batman insignia or a moussedup teenagers are facing dress and hair codes that impose offi cial ideas of fashion In a flashback to the 60s some stu dents are protesting what they con sider infringements on their right to free expression And Gary Marx a spokesman for the American Association of School Administrators said stricter dress and hair codes have not yet become a national trend but sentiment is grow ing to strengthen such rules Weather Fair Skies Fair skies are forecast tonight with a 20 percent chance of an evening thunderstorm and a low near 70 Partly cloudy skies are forecast Wednesday with a 30 percent chance of an afternnon thunderstorm and a high in the low 90s Please see details on Page 4B Deaths Mary M Chapin Newberry Raymond S Cochran Beech Island Dorothy B Kemp Denmark Ethel B Kennedy Graniteville Evelyn T Kirkland Clearwater Jim Norman Ridge Spring Raymond J Stokes Corona NY Dennis Sullivan North Augusta Betty H Walden Waynesboro Ga Mollie W Wall North Augusta Simmie A Wood Decatur Ga Please see details on Page 8A Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar3B Classifieds5B Comics9A Crossword8B Cryptoquote6B DearAbby9A Local Front18 Obituaries4B Opinions4A Sports5A Television9A Weather8A Page 2A lew Wave Coming To Refugee Camps Page 1B Georgian Pleads Guilty In Drug Case Tuesday September 121989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No Services Post First Deficit In 3 Decades By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The deficit in the broadest measure of US trade edged up to billion from April through June as the country recorded its first deficit in services trade in more than three de cades the government reported today The Commerce Department said the deficit in the current account was up 2 percent from a billion deficit in the first three months of the year The current account also known as the countrys balance of payments is the most important trade statistic because it measures not only trade in merchandise but also trade in services The services category primarily reflects investment flows between countries The services portion of the current ac count fell from a surplus of billion in the first quarter to a deficit of mil lion in the AprilJune quarter It was the first quarterly deficit in the services cat egory since 1958 Analysts saw this decline as an omi nous warning of what is in store for the United States in the future as more and more of the nations wealth will have to be transferred overseas to service the debt held by foreigners Many econo mists believe that this transfer will ulti mately lower Americans standard of living Stopped Short AP Laserphoto RIGGS A NO GO New York Giants players Gregg Jackson on ground and Lawrence Taylor drop Gerald Riggs of the Washington Redskins in Monday nights National Football League action For the story please see Page 5A Rollings Sweetens The Drug Pot The Charleston News And Courier WASHINGTON US Sen Ernest Rollings DSC asserting more money is needed to fight the war on drugs said Monday he will propose legislation that ups President Bushs billion propos al by billion The increase would be used to boost funds for antidrug law enforcement in terdiction and education Hoilings said at a press conference Hed never fuss about this Rollings said when asked about possible objec tions from Bush This is not only his package but umph a little bit more To fund the plan Rollings suggested cutting all federal government appro priations for 1990 by sixtenths of 1 percent Entitlement programs such as Social Security civil service and military re Please See ROLLINGS Page 10A Buffalo Room Summoned To Liquor License Review By The Associated Press COLUMBIA The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission will seek to prove that a North Augusta restaurant discriminated against blacks when it holds a license revocation hearing Oct 12 Nicholas Sipe the commission s execu tive director said notice of the hearing was served Monday to Rose Z Salter president of Salter Enterprises Inc which owns the Buffalo Room restaurant The restaurant refused to serve six government and NAACP officials State Attorney General T Travis Medlock was asked to look into the matter after com mission officials said they could find no laws allowing them to revoke a liquor license based on alleged discrimination Medlock issued an opinion last week saying the commission had the right to revoke the license on those grounds be cause such alleged discrimination would show a lack of good moral character required for holders of state liquor licenses Discrimination would also constitute criminal conduct which could rsult in li cense revocation according to the hear ing notice issued by the commission The burden is on us to prove this loca tion has in fact violated the law Sipe said He said he did not know of any similar cases that have come up before the board Meanwhile the Justice Department is continuing its own investigation under the public accommodations section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act said Deborah Bur stionWade a department spokeswoman The section prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in such public places as hotels and restaurants Sipe said he did not know if or how Ms Salter was related to Bruce Salter who also works at the restaurant Salter said Please See BUFFALO Page 10A The deficit rose in the spring quarter despite the fact that the balance on mer chandise trade showed an improvement narrowing by 23 percent to an imbalance of billion in the second quarter The other segment of the current ac count unilateral transfer payments which coyer US foreign aid payments and pensions to Americans living over seas fell by 114 percent to billion in the spring The current account deficit reflects the sum of the deficits in services merchan dise trade and unilateral transfers For the first six months of the year the current account deficit ran at an annual rate of billion down only slightly from the 1988 deficit of billion The 1988 deficit reflected a 12 percent im provement from an alltime high of billion in 1987 Many economists predict the current account deficit will show little improve ment this year and will actually begin to worsen again in 1990 They base this pes simism on the fact that the US dollar has risen sharply in value against other currencies That increase is expected to cut into the growth of US exports since a stronger dollar makes American goods more ex pensive on overseas markets Holds Edge For Power Rights By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer South Carolina Electric and Gas has won the first round before Aiken City Council in a battle over rights to provide power in newly annexed areas of the city Council Monday night gave unanimous first reading to an ordinance that grants a franchise to Aiken Electric Coopera tive but designates as the pri mary supplier of electric service to new customers in newly annexed areas While was winning its munici pal rights battle the ordinance does pro tect Aiken Electric by framing an agree ment that allows the public utility to retain existing customers that may be annexed into the city When and if becomes law it will prevent Aiken Electric growth into neighborhoods that are annexed without a designated power provider A second reading and public hearing of the ordinance has been set tentatively for the Oct 2 meeting of council I am pleased We are certainly pleased looking at the summary said Cathy B Novinger a vice president of Her words were supported by Aiken manager J Sidney Ballen tinelll Strom Doolittle interim executive vice president and general manager for Aiken Electric would have no comment until he reads the sixpage ordinance handed out at the meeting But Jerry Pate a public relations spokesman for the cooperatives state as sociation said the ordinance if made law would severely restrict the coopera tive by impeding its growth Pate also said the failure to protect the cooperatives territorial assignments in the fast growing south side and other ar eas will lead to duplication of power lines and increased safety hazards Pate said allowing both and Ai ken Electric to install and operate trans mission lines that cross each other or run down the same sides of streets will lead to disputes that will have to be settled by council It will put the city in the position of being a miniature Public Service Com mission said Pate Pate also claimed the city will lose eco nomically by not accepting Aiken Elec Highlights Aiken City Council Approved buying 72acre ward Tract at Pine Log and Banks Mill roads for s Agreed to provide Beaver Creek Development inc city water for 142 acre Beaver Creek Subdivision locat ed off Silver Bluff Road s Approved annexation ordinances dealing with 14275 acres southeast of Southwood Subdivision 75 acres on Two Notch Road containing a new complex lols on Hammon Drive v Accepted utilities and streets in the Gatewocd Subdivision off Powder house Road v Appointed Councilman Frederick B Cavanaugh Jr to city position on the Commission on the Future of Ai ken County Gave first reading to ordinance that could lead to a lease agreement on a private hangar at the Aiken Airport s Approved Martin Buckley as ar chitect for proposed renovations at airport terminal tries 35 percent franchise fee offer for exclusive south side rights He said the cooperative payment schedule would be worth an additional over a 10 year period The ordinance sets 3 percent as the franchise fee the same charged to Pate and other cooperative spokesmen did not indicate if they would pursue legal action over the territorial rights issue Aiken Electric already has made a ma jor gain on the south side being desig nated as the power supplier for the Aiken Mall But growth indications according to various sources are power rights in the area will be worth many millions of dollars annually by the turn of the century Please See Page 10A Bakker Style Lavish Condo AirConditioned Tree House By The Associated Press CHARLOTTE With testimony in the Jim Bakker trial sounding like a script from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous witnesses described the PTL founders lavish homes a Christ mas tree and a twostory aircondition ed tree house With a wooden pointer convicted for mer PTL interior decorator James Tag gart used enlarged photographs of the Bakkers homes Monday as he de scribed the decorating work he did for the evangelist Taggarts testimony came three days after he was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison and fined on tax evasion convictions Taggart and his brother David were convicted of evading in income taxes on money they received from PTL Prosecutors have indicated they might support a reduction in the Tag garts sentences in exchange for testi mony against Bakker Taggart 35 said Bakker ordered him to give his Highland Beach Fla condo minium a very glamorous look PTL bought and renovated the condo in 1982 at a cost of Taggart said he sought to give the oceanTront unit the theatrical pres ence Bakker liked plenty of the mir rors and motorized drapes with none of the visible seams he hated Taggart said he decorated the condo for Christmas 1982 with a tree that cost and featured handblown glass ornaments He said he used a special hoist to bring seamless 25foot cornices into the condominium Draperies bedspreads and headboards were added to a bed room at a cost of The master bedroom draperies could be opened and closed with a switch he said Please See BAKKER Page 10A   

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