Aiken Standard, September 16, 1989

Aiken Standard

September 16, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Prep Scores Midland Valley South Aiken 14 37 Summerville North Augusta 17 14 Barnwell31 WagenerSalley0 Strom Thurmond00 Saluda00 Ppd Saturday Night Gilbert0 RSMonetta36 Cardinal Newman WillistonElkc 0 43 Wardlaw Andrew Jackson 27 0 A Quick Read New AIDS Test Gives Results On The Spot WASHINGTON AP A simple 10minute test expected to be li censed later this year uses colors to tell patients if they are infected with the AIDS virus white for health and blue for medical tragedy The test now undergoing trials at nine centers will enable people wor ried about AIDS virus exposure to be tested within minutes at their doc tors office instead of having to wait to hear from a distant laboratory It provides a new means for pa tients to learn of their AIDS status and still retain anonymity said Jarel R Kelsey president of Murex Corp a Norcross Ga firm that de veloped the test Once this method is widely available it will encourage more people to determine their status Indicted Pharmacist Deceased Since May PHILADELPHIA AP An at torney said he was startled to learn about the indictment of a client on drug charges The client died in May Mark Klugheit said he read Thurs day in The Philadelphia Inquirer of the indictment of pharmacist Shel don M Markind for allegedly traf ficking in prescription drugs Klugheit said that the Drug En forcement Administration had inves tigated Markind for three years When Markind died of a heart attack May 18 Klugheit said he notified the federal authorities but prosecutors never returned his calls J Alvin Stout one of the federal prosecutors handling the case said that Klugheits calls earlier this year had not been relayed to him And we never received anything written about the death Stout said Stout said that even though Klugh eit told him by telephone of his cli ents death he would need to see a death certificate to formally drop charges Weather Storms Possible Today should be mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of thunder storms decreasing to 40 percent Sun day High both days will be in the mid8Gs with a low tonight in the up per 60s Please see details on Page 8A Deaths Robert H Goff Saluda Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Calendar12B Classifieds6B ComicsSB Crossword8B DearAbby5B Local Front5A Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports1B Stocks7A TelevisionSB Weather8A Lebanon Fighting 2A SATURDAY Srarrett 6A Mum September 161989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 227 CoOp Shows Unity Behind Leaders ConsumerOwners Calls Councils Decision On Granting Power Rights To Unfair By CARLLANGLEY Staff Writer In a show of solidarity more than two dozen consumerowners of the Aiken Electric Cooperative joined utility lead ers Friday to call grossly unfair Aiken City Councils preliminary decision to award power rights in newly annexed ar eas to South Carolina Electric and Gas City Council at its meeting Monday night agreed to sign a franchise agree ment with Aiken Electric but in the same proposed ordinance said it will consider the primary power supplier for all newly annexed territories A public hearing and second reading of the ordinance is scheduled for Oct 2 The councils decision means many de veloping subdivisions and commercial centers primarily in the south side will be assigned to if the owners have not signed service agreements with Ai ken Electric before their annexation Aiken Electric has vigorously opposed such action because of territorial rights it claims it has held on the south side and other once suburban and rural areas for nearly 20 years The territorial rights status setting aside service areas for both Aiken Elec tric and was assigned in 1973 by the state Public Service Commission on order of the General Assembly The same agreement also allows municipalities to decide who will be the primary power supplier within a corporate limits At Fridays news conference Jerry Pate public affairs spokesman for the states cooperatives attacked the council decision as an example of government taking customers away from one busi ness and giving them to another espe cially a peopleowned business like Aiken Electric Please See COOP Page 8A Close Shave Bush Not Budging On Gun Ban Issue AP Laserphoto GOING HOME To the delight of wellwishers and chagrin of his wife Nancy Ronald Reagan doffs his cap exposing his partially shaven head The former president underwent surgery last week in Rochester NY to remove fluid from his brain the result of an accident He left the hospital Friday morning to return to California By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush today la mented the horrible loss of life when a man with an assault rifle went on a rampage in a Louisville Ky printing plant but said he still opposes legislation to ban such weapons If you have somebody who is deranged and I dont want to prejudice this poor soul but if he was deranged Im afraid youre going to have in cidents like this Bush said In a luncheon interview with outoftown reporters the president was asked what s would say to the families the victims of Thursdays rampage by a man who used a AK47 assault rifle and oth er weapons to shoot 20 of his former coworkers killing seven of them and himself I would tell them I feel horrible about the loss of life I would tell them we must do every thing we can to enforce laws that are already on the books Bush replied The president has banned the import of for eignmade assault rifles into the United States including the Chinesemade AK47 However possession of the weapon is not a federal offense and Bush has taken no steps toward proposing curbs on US manufacture of such weapons Bush answered a wide range of questions with a group of reporters after a luncheon in the State Dining Ropm On theTsubject of guns the president a long time opponent of guncontrol legislation noted BUSH Workers CounseledPage2A that many local government do have measures banning automatic and semiautomatic weapons Bush said Thursdays shootings in Louisville reminded him as a Texan of a 1966 incident in which a sniper who occupied a tower on the cam pus of the University of Texas in Austin shot 44 people killing 16 It is terrible and the loss of human life is horrible But I have seen no evidence that a law banning a specific weapon is going to guard against said So my view is do everything you can in terms of education do everything you can in terms of enforcing your laws that are on the books Bush recalled that years ago he went to regis ter his own hunting guns to comply with a Dis trict of Columbia law requiring registration of all firearms He said he asked the clerk if criminals had complied with the law and was told in return that no just a bunch of suckers like you Bush also said he was strongly opposed to the legalization of drugs and that it would never be given consideration at the federal level as long as he was president Returning to the issue of new taxes for fighting crime and drugs the president said that while he wouldnt advocate new federal taxes for building new prisons he could understand if state and local governments raised taxes Im going to try to hold the line as president of the United States on federal taxes PTL Workers Lost Jobs But Bakker Bonuses Continued By The Associated Press CHARLOTTE PTL founder Jini Bakker continued to receive huge bonus es while the troubled TV ministry was laying off hundreds of workers witnesses testified today in his federal fraud and conspiracy trial I had to go to social services and ap ply for welfare and food stamps said Joanie Ames a former PTL payroll clerk who was laid off hi November 1985 along with 285 other PTL employees Less than a year later on Nov 31986 the PTL board approved a bonus for Bakker He had also received other bonuses during the year The Rev Evelyn Spencer of Oakland Calif who joined the board in November 1985 testified that the largest bonus she remembered approving was plus taxes But when asked by prosecutor Deborah Smith if she would have approved a bonus for Bakker Ms Spencer said If everybody else agreed with it I would have She said she trusted Bakker to keep board members informed of the minis trys financial condition I just trusted him period she said Prosecutors contend Bakker diverted million in PTL funds to fund his lav ish lifestyle If convicted of all 24 counts against him Bakker could be sentenced to 120 years in prison and fined more than million On Thursday Bakkers righthand man at PTL testified that the evangelist gave his TV viewers phony fundraising fig ures and knew that in church funds went to Jessica Hahn as hush Please See PTL Page 8A Justice Dept Files Bias Suit Against Buffalo Room Owners From Staff Reports NORTH AUGUSTA The Depart ment of Justice moving against com plaints from a number of blacks said Friday it filed a lawsuit against res taurant owners Bruce and Rose Salter and Salter Enterprise Inc charging racial discrimination The complaint entered in US Dis trict Court in Columbia under Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act alleges the owners of the Georgia Avenue restau rant engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination The suit said the two did this by de nying to black persons on account of their race the use and enjoyment of the goods services facilities privi leges advantages and accommoda tions of the Bufflo Room on the same basis as they are made available to white members of the general public Justice Department doeumfents said the Salters nave refused to admit black persons to the Buffalo Room have asked black persons to leave the premises of the Buffalo and have refused to serve black persons at the Buffalo Room Congress acted over 25 years ago to outlaw the kind of blatant racial dis crimination uncovered stated Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights James P Turner It is simply outrageous that such conduct continues and this department will act promptly and forcefully to re dress such violations wherever they still occur he added Please See JUSTICE DEPT Page 8A Bush Vows Flexibility In Drug Funding By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush promised Friday to be flexible amid Democratic demands for a boost in drug war spending while the Rev Jesse L Jackson said the plan fails to match the breadth of this social crisis Bush told reporters after a luncheon in the State Dining Room that he still pre fers the billion drug war he unveiled on national television last week but add ed were flexible Jackson testifying on Capitol Hill told lawmakers that the Bush plan does not wage war on material and spiritual pov erty which are the preconditions for the drug crisis He said the plan underestimates the ar senals of drug dealers lacks sufficient funds and needs input from national and community leaders with extensive expe rience in fighting the drug problem Their remarks cae as Senate negotia tors of both parties met for two hours and broke reporting progress in the quest for a financing compromise It was a good step Senate Appropri ations Committee Chairman Robert C Byrd DWVa told a news conference following the meeting At this point I would say that every thing is very much on the table Sen Mark Hatfield ROre said But a Byrd plan to generate an addi tional billion for the drug war with a halfpercent acrosstheboard cut in fed eral programs opposed by the adminis tration remained part of a transporta tion bill awaiting final action The administration is opposed to the cut which would slice billion out of the Defense Departments budget Hatfield said Republicans would pre sent an alternative financing plan when the 18member negotiating task force re turns to the bargaining table Monday Repeated applause and a few shouts of approval from spectators marked Jack sons testimony before the House select committee on narcotics We need a new initiative equal to the scope and depth of the problem the for mer presidential hopeful said Jackson shook hands warmly with na tional drug policy director William J Bennett who preceded him as a witness at the hearing but his remarks were sharply critical of both Bennett and Bush ;