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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 18, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Falcons Rally To Beat Cowboys Page 6A A Quick Read TV Show Subject Killed In Crash MERCED Calif AP Steven Stayner whose sevenyear ordeal as a sexually abused kidnapped child was the subject of a television mini series died in a hitandrun collision near the town where he was abduct ed 17 years ago The California Highway Patrol said Sunday it was searching for the employee of a Merced tomato pack ing company who witnesses said was the driver of the car that hit Stayners motorcycle Saturday Stayner 7 when he was abducted in 1972 and 14 when he escaped was killed as he rode his motorcycle be tween 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 Kay Stayner the victims mother as say ing she felt like her son had been loaned to us Alleged Cheating Focuses Woes Of 4H COLUMBUS Ohio AP The dis covery of a steer that may be a bum has 4H officials pondering how to re claim their wholesome contests from the lure of the cash cow Big money has been changing hands in recent years at state fairs around the country with major cor porations 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 1245pound steer sold for 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 Hanks owners deny wrongdoing and in any case officials say open cheating may be unusual Weather Fair 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 Cullum Aiken William E Cusler Aiken Booker T Dunbar II Bronx NY Edward M Fortunate Augusta InzaT Gilliam Saluda Mary K Hooper Augusta Walter M Lancaster New Ellenton Ernest R Morris Qloverville 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 Bridge7B Calendar8B Classifieds5B Comics4B Crossword8B Cryptoquote6B Dear Abby4B Local Front1B Obituaries3B Opinions4A Sports6A Television4B Weather3B Page 2A COUNTY International Banks Ask For Aid Page 1B Fifth Chair Endowed At USt Aiken Monday September 181989 Sweet Revenue Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 229 Hugo Hits Islands With Strong Winds Hurricane Heads For Puerto Rico Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CADILLAC CUP ACTION Aikens 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 2421 Please see story on Page 6A Cheney To Highlight Role Of Pentagon In Drug Battle By The Associated Press SAN JUAN Puerto Rico The re gions mightiest hurricane in a decade surged toward Puerto Rico today after battering the US Virgin Islands and oth er 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 US commonweath at midmorning Before dawn it had al ready 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 the wind rain and tide On Sunday Hugo wrought heavy dam age as it plowed westnorthwest through the eastern Caribbean slamming into the US Virgin Islands with 100 mph winds and torrents that reportedly caused heavy flooding The French island of Guadeloupe ap peared the hardesthit with five people reported killed 80 injured and 4000 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 antennairom his roof in preparing for the storm At 3 am EDT Hugos center was near latitude 176 degrees north and longitude 647 west or about 105 miles eastsouth east of San Juan the capital said the National Hurricane Center in Coral Ga bles Fla Hugo was moving at 9 mph toward Puerto Rico an island of 33 million peo ple Hurricaneforce winds spread about 70 miles from its center The weather service said in a am EDT advisory that heavy rains covered eastern Puerto Rico and flood and flash flood warnings were in effect for the US 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 base ball stadium on the offshore island of Vie ques about 10 miles to the east and warned people not to venture outside The report said the center of the storm was just westnorthwest of St Croix and expected to pass very close or over Vie ques around daybreak It is expected Vieques will feel the full fury of the hurricane before the eye con tinues 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 regions biggest was closed as were schools banks courts and govern ment offices The National Guard had been mobi lized in both the Virgin Islands and Puer to Rico and a hurricane warning was posted for the eastern tip and northeast coast of the Dominican Republic Meteorologist Jesse Moore at the Na tional Hurricane Center said it was too early to tell whether Hugo would strike the US mainland He said the storm was expected to be off the southeastern Baha mas by Wednesday and after that its anybodys guess The weather service in San Juan said Hugo could cut a 50mile wide path of extensive to extreme damage with up to 10 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 evacu ate and Social Services Secretary Car men Sonia Zayas said 11300 people were moved from floodprone coastal areas to rescue shelters The usually bustling streets of San Juan where onethird of the island popu lation lives were all but deserted by Sun day evening Police cruised with blue lights flashing warning stragglers to take cover By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Dick Cheney seeking to strike a new pos ture of Pentagon cooperation in Presi dent Bushs antidrug battle plans to boost his departments role in interdic tion surveillance and communication aides say Cheneys planned announcement today was intended to set a tone for the agen cy instead of outlining a new wish list for the nations battle against illicit drugs said a senior Defense Department official Rocket Hits US EmbassyPage 5A The Joint Chiefs of Staff are working out the details of the program which will include beefedup border radar addition al ships and planes for surveillance along the eastern and southern coasts and im proved coordination among agencies in volved in the drug battle sources said Weve evolved There are still limits to our role but the secretary recognizes Please See CHENEY Page 5A Watkins Struggling To Set Course By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Six months after taking command of the Energy Depart ment 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 Plate 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 plants waste storage into compliance Also last week Watkins faced a court order eventually withdrawn to ap pear before a federal judge in Ohio to help resolve a dispute over a million settlement of a lawsuit by neighbors of a weapons plant near Cincinnati that Wat kins acknowledges is violating environ mental regulations US District Judge S Arthur Spiegel backed down after Watkins refused to testify but the judge said he saw confu sion and indecision at the highest level of the department Before that it was Idaho Gov Cecil Andrus closing his states borders to shipments of radioactive waste from Please See WATKINS Page 5A AP Laserphoto EMMY WINNER Producer Barbara Steele left and executive producer Dan Curtis celebrate the Emmy won by War and Remembrance for best minisenes at the 41st annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night 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 WinnersPageSA The mainstream Western miniseries Lonesome Dove was largely ignored at Sunday nights 41stannual presentations War and Remembrance televisions graphic portrayal of the Holocaust captured the Emmy for best miniseries a final triumph for the epic that lost ABC a staggering million because of low ratings NBCs LA Law and Cheers collected the top series awards CBS cynical newsroom comedy Murphy Brown the touchyfeely ABC drama thirtysomething and Fox net works wacky comedyvariety 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 Televi sion Arts and Sciences embraced shows whose paths to the screen were most torturous Roe vs Wade the muchcriticized 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   

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