Aiken Standard, September 17, 1989

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September 17, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 17, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Gamecocks Fall To West Virginia Page IB No. I Notre Dame 24 No. 2 Michigan..........19 California.................3 No. 3 Miami.............31 Utah.....................30 No.4 Nebraska..........42 So. Mississippi............3 No. 5 Auburn............24 No. 7 Clemson...........27 Virginia Tech..............7 No. IO Illinois............7 No. 8 Colorado...........38 Tulsa............  7 No. 9 Arkansas..........26 Army.....................J No. ll Syracuse..........IO USC......................21 No. 12 W. Virginia.......45 Purdue....................9 No. IS Washington 38 Memphis State............7 No. 16 Alabama.........35 Duke............. No. 17 Tennessee .6 28 No. 19 N.C. State Wake Forest . 27 17A Quick Read Retailer, Inventor Settle Wrench Suit CHICAGO (AP) — A former Sears, Roebuck and Co. store clerk has settled 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 eventually sold by the millions. On Friday, the 44-year-old Roberts settled an $8.2 million patent infringement 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 settlement is that neither side will comment on it.Weather Partly Cloudy Today and Monday should be partly cloudy with little or no chance of rain. High both days in the mid-80s. Low tonight near 60. Please see details 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..............................................5D Calendar...........................................3C Classifieds........................................3D Crossword.............................    7B Cryptoquote......................................4D Dear Abby.........................................7C Local Front.......................................8A Obituaries.........................................6A Opinions...........................................1C Sports...............................................1B Weather............................................6A Page 2A South Told To Expand From Within County P* Uh/ Civil War Battle Special To Retiree Sunday, September 17, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 228 S.C. Has $50 Million For Airline Hub By The Associated Press COLUMBIA — Armed with $50 million in state bonds, airport managers and economic development officials have a short shopping list: an airline hub in South Carolina. “The 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 airlines considering South Carolina. Airport managers, however, are not as sanguine about the state’s prospects. Instead, they believe expansion of existing facilities and additional flights are more likely in the future. Bob Waddle, administrator at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, said the $50 million in bonds approved by the Legislature this year as an incentive for airline hubs was “a good move ... but we are waiting on the phone calls and we haven’t had any phone calls.” He said other cities and states are offering 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-ville-Spartanburg Airport said he has not made specific approaches to airlines, “but we are constantly talking with airlines about improving flights. “We feel that we’re 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 1.1 million passengers at Green-ville-Spartanburg in 1988. In Columbia, the airport is working on a terminal expansion too, Waddle said. About 1.2 million passengers used the facility last year. (Please See S.C., Page ISA) Balancing Act Resort Islands Brace For HugoHurricane Packs 140 MPH Winds By The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Residents boarded up homes and stockpiled supplies on Saturday as Hurricane Hugo churned toward the popular resort islands of the eastern Caribbean with deadly winds of up to 140 mph. Forecasters desert oed Hugo as “extremely dangerous” and said it could be the most powerful hurricane to hit the region since Hurricane David in 1979. That storm killed an estimated 1,200 people 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 National Hurricane Center near Miami. The hurricane was moving west-northwest at 12 mph, sending showers and gusty winds to the eastern edge of the Caribbean and threatening islands over a 600-mile arc stretching from St. Lucia to Puerto Rico. “It’s a very dangerous storm, extremely dangerous in fact,” Nelson said. The National Weather Service in Miami issued hurricane warnings at 3 p.m. EDT for the U.S. 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 discontinued, and a warning for St. Lucia was changed to a tropical storm watch. Forecasters said waves IO feet above normal could be expected near the eye (rf Hugo, and warned of heavy rain and (Please See RESORT, Page 16A) Miss Missouri Named 1990 Miss America 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 Aiken’s Makin’. For the story, please see Page 8A. By The Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss Missouri Debbye Turner, a marimba-playing veterinary student, was crowned Miss America 1990 on Saturday night. Miss Turner grabbed and hugged first runner-up Miss Maryland Virginia Cha, 25, of Frederick, and gave a thumbs-up sign to the audience before tearfully walking the runway. I he other contestants swarmed around her as she finished her walk. Miss Turner, 23, is from Mexico, Mo. The second runner-up was Miss Colorado Debbie Riecks, 24, of Aurora; the third runner-up was Miss Illinois Jeri Lynn Zimmermann, 21, of Chicago; and the four runner-up was Miss Ohio Kristin Huffman, 24, of Canal Winchester. Governors Gear For Education Talks By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation’s governors, preparing for the first presidential summit since the Depression, are tackling a tough assignment: how to shore up America’s failing school system. Few substantive results are expected from the Sept. 27-28 session at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, but some governors say the summit may bring much-needed attention to the issue. “Most Americans still believe that when we talk about a crisis in education we are talking about someone else’s 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 presidential 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 pre-summit poll by The Associated Press said the three key issues were expected to be increased federal financing, less government meddling and more parental control — popularly called “choice.” The governors expect the sessions will be closed to allow open discussion between them and Bush. (Please See GOVERNORS, Page 16A) Campbell To Seek Flexibility By The Associated Presa COLUMBIA — Carroll Campbell and the nation’s other governors plan to deliver 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 they’ll get off our backs,” Campbell, a Republican, said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. The summit Sept. 27-28 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., will be the first meeting of the nation’s governors and the president since Franklin Roosevelt held an emergency meeting in 1933 for economic recovery talks in the midst of the Depression. Campbell said he hopes to use the occasion to persuade federal authorities to loosen restrictions chi the use of 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 $400 million in shipwrecked gold off the South Carolina coast said Saturday they also may have found a biological treasure — two previously unknown species of life. Researchers are trying to gather samples of two unusual life forms attached to the wooden framed wreck of the SS Central America, said Barry Schatz, a director of the Columbia-America Discovery Group. He spoke with The Associated Press in a ship-to-shore telephone conversation from the Arctic Discoverer research vessel 200 miles offshore. The Central America sank during a hurricane Sept. 12, 1857, as it traveled from Panama to New York. It was carrying 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 8,000 feet below the surface on a section of the ocean floor Schatz said is a “biological oasis” in the midst of an otherwise barren area. Charles Herdendorf, an oceanographer from Ohio State University who heads an on-board 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 mysteries to me,” he said in a ship-to-shore conversation. “These looked really new.” Subsequent conversations with specialists at Washington’s Smithsonian Institu tion further heightened belief that the creatures are new discoveries, Herdendorf said. Both grow on stalks about eight to IO inches long and may be part of the same family, he said. One consists of a narrow stalk that ends in plumes or possibly polyps. The other has coin-sized, fleshy growth extending off a central stalk. “It may be the same organism in various life stages or it may be two different species,” he said. (Please See GOLD SHIP, Page 16A) ;

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