Aiken Standard, September 18, 1989

Aiken Standard

September 18, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 18, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Falcons Rally To Beat Cowboys Page 6AA Quick ReadTV Show Subject Killed In Crash MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Steven Stayner, whose seven-year ordeal as a sexually abused kidnapped child was the subject of a television miniseries, died in a hit-and-run collision near the town where he was abducted 17 years ago. The California Highway Patrol said Sunday it was searching for the employee of a Merced tomato packing company who witnesses said was the driver of the car that hit Stayner’s motorcycle Saturday. Stayner, 7 when he was abducted in 1972 and 14 when he escaped, was killed as he rode his motorcycle between Merced and Atwater, about 125 miles east of San Francisco, where he lived with his wife and two young children. He was 24. “Why him again?” asked Sandy Hawkins, a close friend of the Stayner family. Though the family declined to be interviewed, Hawkins quoted Ray Stayner, the victim’s mother, as saying she felt like her son had been “loaned to us.”Alleged Cheating Focuses Woes Of 4-H COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The discovery of a steer that may be a bum has 4-H officials pondering how to reclaim their wholesome contests from the lure (rf the cash cow. Big money has been changing hands in recent years at state fairs around the country, with major corporations sometimes participating in the auctions for prize animals. Large crowds and television crews spur the bidding. And with the big money comes temptation, officials say. Authorities last month impounded Hank, a 1,245-pound steer sold for $28,000 at the Ohio State Fair, when it was disclosed that it may be the same animal that won second place at a county fair in Illinois in July — under a different name. Hank’s owners deny wrongdoing, and in any case officials say open cheating may be unusual.WeatherFair Skies Fair skies and cool weather are forecast tonight. The low will be near 60. Partly sunny skies are forecast Tuesday with a 20 percent chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. The high will be in the low 80s. Please see Page 3B for details. Deaths Lue Helen Clark, New York Margaret Cullom, Aiken William E. Custer, Aiken Booker T. Dunbar ll, Bronx, N Y. Edward M. Fortunate, Augusta Inza T. Gilliam, Saluda Mary K. Hooper, Augusta Walter M. Lancaster, New Ellenton Ernest R. Morris, Gloverville Emmie Scott, Edgefield George W. Taylor, Augusta Mary W. Turner, New Ellenton Leila G. Watson, Heath Springs Please see Page 3B for details. Inside Today Bridge...............................................7B Calendar............................................8B Classifieds.........................................5B Comics..............................................4B Crossword.........................................8B Cryptoquote.......................................6B Dear Abby..........................................4B Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................3B Opinions............................................4A Sports................................................6 A Television..........................................4B Weather.............................................3B Page IB Monday, September 18, 1989    25C    Aiken,    South    Carolina    Vol.    122    No.    229 Sweet Revenge Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CADILLAC CUP ACTION: Aiken’s Ron Schroder tees off in the second annual Cadillac Cup, which was held at Woodside Plantation on Sunday. The South Carolina team defeated the Georgia squad 24-21. Please see story on Page 6A. Hugo Hits Islands With Strong Winds Hurricane Heads For Puerto Rico By The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The region’s mightiest hurricane in a decade surged toward Puerto Rico today after battering the U.S. Virgin Islands and other tourist havens, leaving at least nine people dead and scores injured. With maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, Hugo was expected to hit this densely populated U.S. eommonweath at mid-morning. Before dawn, it had already ripped the roof off a stadium on an offshore island. Thousands of Puerto Ricans live in flimsy structures along the coast, and the government evacuated many ahead of file wind, rain and tide. On Sunday, Hugo wrought heavy damage as it plowed west-northwest through the eastern Caribbean, slamming into the U.S. Virgin Islands with IOO mph winds and torrents that reportedly caused heavy flooding. The French island of Guadeloupe appeared the hardest-hit, with five people reported killed, 80 injured and 4,000 homeless. Corrugated steel roofs were torn off and power lines ripped free. Two people were killed in Antigua and one in Montserrat, according to Beacon Radio in Anguilla. Police said a man was electrocuted in Puerto Rico when he touched a power line while removing a TV antenna from his roof in preparing for the storm. At 3 a.m. EDT, Hugo’s center was near latitude 17.6 degrees north and longitude 64.7 west, or about 105 miles east-southeast of San Juan, the capital, said the National Hurric ane Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Hugo was moving at 9 mph toward Puerto Rico, an island of 3.3 million people. Hurricane-force winds spread about 70 miles from its center. The weather service said in a 4:30 a.m. EDT advisory that heavy rains covered eastern Puerto Rico and flood and flash flood warnings were in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands and the eastern half of Puerto Rico. It said winds preceding the full brunt of the storm had ripped the roof off a baseball stadium on the offshore island of Vieques, about IO miles to the east, and warned people not to venture outside. The report said the center of the storm was just west-northwest of St. Croix and expected to “pass very close or over Vieques around daybreak. “It is expected Vieques will feel the full fury of the hurricane before the eye continues on to southeast or eastern Puerto Rico.” High winds Sunday blew roofs off six houses in the offshore island of Culebra. Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, by far the region’s biggest, was closed, as were schools, banks, courts and government offices. The National Guard had been mobilized in both the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and a hurricane warning was posted for the eastern tip and northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Meteorologist Jesse Moore at the National Hurricane Center said it was too early to tell whether Hugo would strike the U.S. mainland. He said the storm was expected to be off the southeastern Bahamas by Wednesday and “after that, it’s anybody’s guess.” The weather service in San Juan said Hugo could cut “a 50-mile wide path of extensive to extreme damage,” with up to IO inches of rain expected, raising the threat of heavy flooding and mudslides. Residents of hilly areas where flash floods are a danger were urged to evacuate and Social Services Secretary Carmen Sonia Zayas said 11,300 people were moved from flood-prone coastal areas to rescue shelters. The usually bustling streets of San Juan, where one-third of the island population lives, were all but deserted by Sunday evening. Police cruised with blue lights flashing, warning stragglers to take cover. Watkins Struggling To Set Course By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Six months after taking command of the Energy Department and vowing to steer its nuclear weapons program out of troubled seas, retired Adm. James D. Watkins is spending as much time bailing water as setting the new course. The latest crisis was a threat last week that the Rocky Flats weapons plant near Denver would be shut down because of acknowledged illegal storage of waste from plutonium processing. The plant is a critical link in the nuclear arms production chain. Rockwell International Corp., which operates the plant under a government contract, decided over the weekend to delay a decision on closing the plant so officials can work on a plan to bring the plant’s waste storage into compliance. Also last week, Watkins faced a court order — eventually withdrawn — to appear before a federal judge in Ohio to help resolve a dispute over a $78 million settlement of a lawsuit by neighbors of a weapons plant near Cincinnati that Watkins acknowledges is violating environmental regulations. U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel backed down after Watkins refused to testify, but the judge said he saw “confusion and indecision at the highest level” of the department. Before that it was Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus closing his state’s borders to shipments of radioactive waste from (Please See WATKINS, Page SA)Cheney To Highlight Role Of Pentagon In Drug Battle By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, seeking to strike a new posture of Pentagon cooperation in President Bush’s anti-drug battle, plans to boost his department’s role in interdiction, surveillance and communication, aides say. Cheney’s planned announcement today was intended to “set a tone” for the agency instead of outlining a new wish list for the nation’s battle against illicit drugs, said a senior Defense Department official. Rocket Hits U.S. Embassy Page 5A The Joint Chiefs of Staff are working out the details of the program, which will include beefed-up border radar, additional ships and planes for surveillance along the eastern and southern coasts, and improved coordination among agencies involved in the drug battle, sources said. “We’ve evolved... There are still limits to our role, but the secretary recognizes (Please See CHENEY, Page 5A)Controversial Movies Gain Emmy Awards By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — The television industry saluted the movies “Roe vs. Wade” and “Day One” with Emmy awards in bold recognition of daring, sometimes opinionated programming. Complete List Of Winners............................................Page    5A The mainstream Western miniseries “Lonesome Dove” was largely ignored at Sunday night’s 41st-annual presentations. “War and Remembrance, television’s graphic portrayal of the Holocaust, captured the Emmy for best miniseries, a final triumph for the 28%-hour epic that lost ABC a staggering $30 million because of low ratings. NBC’s “L.A. Law” and “Cheers” collected the top series awards. CBS’ cynical newsroom comedy “Murphy Brown,” the touchy-feely ABC drama “thirtysomething,” and Fox network’s wacky comedy-variety “The Tracey Ullman Show” each won four trophies. In a season where the networks dodged hostile advocacy goups and nervous advertiser boycotts, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences embraced shows whose paths to the screen were most torturous. “Roe vs. Wade,” the much-criticized account of the historic battle for legalized abortion, captured an Emmy for Holly Hunter (best actress in a miniseries or special) and shared the (Please See CONTROVERSIAL, Page 5A) EMMY WINNER: Producer Barbara Steele (left) and executive producer Dan Curtis celebrate the Emmy won by “War and Remembrance" for best miniseries at the 41st annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night. ;

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