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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 17, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina t Sports Gamecocks Fall To West Virginia Page 1B No 1 Notre Dame24 No 2 Michigan19 California No 3 Miami 3 31 Utah No 4 Nebraska 30 42 So Mississippi No 5 Auburn 3 24 No 7 Clemson Virginia Tech 27 7 No 10 Illinois No 8 Colorado 7 38 Tulsa No 9 Arkansas 7 26 Army No 11 Syracuse 7 10 USC21 No 12 W Virginia45 Purdue No 15 Washington Memphis State No 16 Alabama Duke No 17 Tennessee 9 38 7 35 6 28 No 19 NC State27 Wake Forest17 A Quick Read Retailer Inventor Settle Wrench Suit CHICAGO AP A former Sears Roebuck and Co store clerk has set tled his dispute with the retail giant over profits from a popular socket wrench he invented more than 25 years ago Peter Roberts of Tennessee was 18 years old in 1964 when he invented a quick release wrench that eventu ally sold by the millions On Friday the 44yearold Roberts settled an million patent in fringement case that alleged Sears had cheated him out of his rightful royalties from the device Sears spokeswoman Kathy Gucfa declined to give any details of the agreement saying part of the settle ment is that neither side will com ment on it Weather Partly Cloudy Today and Monday should be part ly cloudy with little or no chance of rain High both days in the mid80s Low tonight near 60 Please see de tails on Page 6A Deaths Margaret Brooks Jackson William B Kitchens Augusta Maude D Osborne Whitmire Floyd F Blackmon Columbia Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Crossword Cryptoquote DearAbby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weather 50 3C 3D 76 40 7C 8A 6A 1C 18 6A Page 2A South Told To Expand From Within Page 8A Civil War Battle Special To Retiree Sunday September 17 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 228 SC Has Million For Airline Hub By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Armed with million in state bonds airport managers and eco nomic development officials have a short shopping list an airline hub in South Carolina fit is out there We just have to find it said Wayne Sterling director of the State Development Board Sterling is optimistic a carrier will find South Carolina an attractive site for a hub to service the Southeastern market The board is busily pursuing a hub he said though he declined to identify air lines considering South Carolina Airport managers however are not as sanguine about the states prospects In stead they believe expansion of existing facilities and additional flights are more likely in the future Bob Waddle administrator at Colum bia Metropolitan Airport said the million in bonds approved by the Legisla ture this year as an incentive for airline hubs was a good move but we are waiting on the phone calls and we havent had any phone calls He said other cities and states are of fering similar deals to carriers That represents a very good catalyst but that alone is not both sides of the equation Waddle said The viability of a hub in South Carolina he said depends largely on whether enough passengers will fill airplane seats and whether the carrier can remain competitive Dick Graham director of the Green villeSpartanburg Airport said he has not made specific approaches to airlines but we are constantly talking with air lines about improving flights We feel that were getting the airport facility where if one is interested we can take care of them he said All we can do is keep in touch with them The airport will have more gates by next spring but Graham is uncertain whether the state can sustain a hub He said he did not know if there was sufficient passenger traffic to support a hub figures he has seen suggested 2 million passengers at an airport There were 11 million passengers at Green villeSpartanburg in 1988 In Columbia the airport is working on a terminal expansion too Waddle said About 12 million passengers used the fa cility last year Please See SC Page 16A Balancing Act Resort Islands Brace For Hugo Hurricane Packs 140 MPH Winds By The Associated Press SAN JUAN Puerto Rico Residents boarded up homes and stockpiled sup plies on Saturday as Hurricane Hugo churned toward the popular resort is lands of the eastern Caribbean with dead ly winds of up to 140 mph Forecasters described Hugo as ex tremely dangerous and said it could be the most powerful hurricane to hit the region since Hurricane David in 1979 That storm killed an estimated 1200 peo ple in the Caribbean and Florida Hugo was expected to hit the French island of Guadeloupe Saturday night and then move north toward Puerto Rico said forecaster Martin Nelson at the Na tional Hurricane Center near Miami The hurricane was moving westnorth west at 12 mph sending showers and gusty winds to the eastern edge of the Caribbean and threatening islands over a 600mile arc stretching from St Lucia to Puerto Rico Its a very dangerous storm extreme ly dangerous in fact Nelson said The National Weather Service in Mi ami issued hurricane warnings at 3 pm EOT for the US Virgin Islands and for Puerto Rico which previously had been on a hurricane watch The warnings were posted from Martinique northward and westward through Puerto Rico including the British Virgin Islands and St Martin and surrounding islands Tropical storm watches for the islands of Barbados and St Vincent were discon tinued and a warning for St Lucia was changed to a tropical storm watch Forecasters said waves 10 feet above normal could be expected near the eye of Hugo and warned of heavy rain and Please See RESORT Page 16A Staff Photo By Scott Webster AGAINST THE CLOCK Mike Hartley a waiter from Opening Break bursts through the swinging doors on the obstacle course of the Waiters Race which was one of the last events of Aikens Makin For the story please see Page 8A Miss Missouri Named 1990 Miss America By The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY NJ Miss Mis souri Debbye Turner a marimbaplay ing veterinary student was crowned Miss America 1990 on Saturday night Miss Turner grabbed and hugged first runnerup Miss Maryland Virgin ia Cha 25 of Frederick and gave a thumbsup sign to the audience before tearfully walking the runway The other contestants swarmed around her as she finished her walk Miss Turner 23 is from Mexico Mo The second runnerup was Miss Col orado Debbie Riecks 24 of Aurora the third runnerup was Miss Illinois Jeri Lynn Zimmermann 21 of Chica go and the four runnerup was Miss Ohio Kristin Huffman 24 of Canal Winchester Governors Gear For Education Talks By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The nations gover nors preparing for the first presidential summit since the Depression are tack ling a tough assignment how to shore up Americas failing school system Few substantive results are expected from the Sept 2728 session at the Univer sity of Virginia in Charlottesville but some governors say the summit may bring muchneeded attention to the issue Most Americans still believe that when we talk about a crisis in education we are talking about someone elses kid in some other school said New Jersey Gov Thomas H Kean who has earned a reputation as an education leader in his nearly eight years in office If the presideritial summit can turn that attitude around and highlight the need for a national focus on education that will be a major achievement Florida Gov Bob Martinez said the presidential emphasis on education will make it a major issue in every state The White House has not released an agenda but governors responding to a presummit poll by The Associated Press said the three key issues were expected to be increased federal financing less government meddling and more parental called choice The governors expect the sessions will be closed to allow open discussion be tween them and Bush Please See GOVERNORS Page 16A Campbell To Seek Flexibility By The Associated Press Campbell and fee nations other governors plan to de liver a clear message to President George Bush when they meet for an education summit later this month Free states from oppressive federal regulation We want to show them what we can do if get off our backs Camp bell a Republican said in a recent in terview with The Associated Press The summit Sept 2728 at the Uni versity of Virginia in Charlottesville Va will be the first meeting of the nations governors and the president since Franklin Roosevelt held an emergency meeting in 1933 for eco nomic recovery talks in the midst of the Depression Campbell said he hopes to use the occasion to persuade federal authori ties to loosen restrictions on the uWof federal funds and allow more flexibility The federal government should not run education he said It should be Please See CAMPBELL Page 16A Gold Ship Turns Into A Biological Oasis By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Explorers raising as much as million in shipwrecked gold off the South Carolina coast said Satur day they also may have found a biologi cal treasure two previously unknown species of life Researchers are trying to gather sam ples of two unusual life forms attached to the wooden framed wreck of the SS Cen tral America said Barry Schatz a direc tor of the ColumbiaAmerica Discovery Group He spoke with The Associated Press in a shiptoshore telephone conversation from the Arctic Discoverer research ves sel 200 miles offshore The Central America sank during a hurricane Sept 12 1857 as it traveled from Panama to New York It was carry ing a monthly shipment of gold from the San Francisco Mint to New York banks by way of the Panamaian isthmus The wreck claimed 425 lives 153 people survived Remnants of the wood and iron ship now lie 8000 feet below the surface on a section of the ocean floor Schatz said is a biological oasis in the midst of an oth erwise barren area Charles Herdendorf an oceanographer from Ohio State University who heads an onboard research team said scientists have been trying to informally catalogue creatures as they are seen around the wreck through submersible cameras But these two were just total myster ies to me he said in a shiptoshore con versation These looked really new Subsequent conversations with special ists at Washingtons Smithsonian Institu tion further heightened belief that the creatures are new discoveries Herden dorf said Both grow on stalks about eight to 10 inches long and may be part of the same family he said One consists of a narrow stalk that ends in plumes or possibly pol yps The other has coinsized fleshy growth extending off a central stalk It may be the same organism in vari ous life stages or it may be two different species he said Please See GOLD SHIP Page 16A
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