Aiken Standard, September 20, 1989

Aiken Standard

September 20, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 20, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Ryder Americans Picked Underdogs PagellA A Quick Read ExCon Hoffa Buried At Giants Stadium CHICAGO AP Former Team sters leader Jimmy Hoffa was killed because of union and underworld ri valries and his mutilated body was buried in concrete near the end zone at Giants Stadium in New Jersey an exconvict says Donald Tony the Greek Fran kos a selfde scribed freelance hitman told Play boy magazine he was supposed to kill Hoffa but was in prison when the labor leader dis appeared on July 30 1975 So others HOFFA killed him and de scribed it to him later Frankos said His account one of many over the years purporting to reveal what hap pened to Hoffa appears in Novem bers Playboy Frankos said Hoffa was shot in the forehead at a home near Detroit his body dismembered in the basement then stored in a freezer until his buri al in the football stadium near New York Elvis Impersonator Executed In Slayings HUNTSVTLLE Texas AP A man described as Satan personi fied was executed by injection early Wednesday for one of five slayings he was accused of committing James Paster 44 a onetime lounge singer and Elvis Presley im personator was pronounced dead at am Paster was sentenced to death for the 1980 contract killing of a 38year old Houston man said Bill Zapalac an assistant attorney general On Tuesday the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to grant a reprieve Defense attorneys contend jurors at Pasters trial should have been allowed to consider evidence of his abused childhood Weather Mostly Cloudy Mostly cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a 30 percent chance of rain The low will be in the upper 70s Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms The high will be in the low 80s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Roderick M Busby Charleston John D Carroll Jr Augusta Rodney Cullum Belport NY Margaret Curry Brooklyn NY Ellie Dopson Allendale Clara J Forrest Aiken Bessie B Hall Washington DC Sally G Herron Augusta Frances Jenkins Aiken Kameron S Kasten North Augusta Gerald D Loftis Aiken JB Parsons Jr North Augusta William E Seawright Marietta Ga Elijah Williams Aiken Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar8A Classifieds5B Comics4B Crossword8B Cryptoquote6B DearAbby4B Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports11A Television4B Weather6A filili COUNTY PUBLIC FW de Klerk Sworn In As President Veterans Office Draws Council Praise Wednesday September 201989 Council Sheriff Lectured On Crime Wave By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A spokesman for a group of Belvedere Ridge housewives angered by a recent crime wave in their neighborhood lec tured the Aiken County Council and the sheriff Tuesday night on budgeting and managing a law enforcement agency Glynna Joines called on Sheriff Carrol G Heath to make better use of his depu ties in catching burglars who have en tered nearly 100 homes in the last six months At the same time she said the council should audit the sheriffs department to determine the most effective way to uti Related StoriesPagelB lize taxpayers funds in providing the law enforcement officers needed to catch thieves Sheriff Heath said he was willing to sit down and discuss any improvements in law enforcement techniques that would cut the crime rate and please the resi dents of Belvedere Ridge Ms Joines and the others live in an area that borders and in some parts falls within the North Augusta city limits in cludes about 300 homes and has a main drive closed off to the public by a gate I am open to anything and willing to sit down with anyone said the sheriff about finding a solution to the crime out break They do have a problem and we will cover it as best as we can Heath said his department has a work ing agreement with the North Augusta Police Department to provide protection since part of the neighborhood is inside the city limits Council members approached the con troversy warily showing no desire to get into law enforcement operations while sympathizing with the crime victims Referring to public outcry against sky rocketing property tax assessments Council Chairman Carrol A Warner indi cated that taxes could not be increased to hire large numbers of deputies And he added forcefully that the coun cil would not fall into the trap of trying to run the sheriffs department Speaking from experience gained in re cent lawsuits the sheriff brought against the council and won the chairman in formed Ms Joines he would not venture into any more legal thickets with Heath on sheriffs department operations The Supreme Court has already ruled we cant tell the sheriff how to run the department Warner said Please See COUNCIL Page 3A AP Laserphoto STORM VICTIM The ferry Puerto Real sits beached in Puerto Rico a victim of Hurricane Hugo While others watch the path of the killer storm Puerto Rico is slowly recovering Deal For Tipoff To A Leaky Pipe Results In Charge Of Blackmail By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer BATH A 69yearold Bath man was released on bond Tuesday after ap pearing before Magistrate Ralph Barber on a state charge of blackmail against a utility company Judge Barber said Joseph 0 Feagin of Flint Drive appeared in court after arrest by South Carolina Law Enforcement Di vision agent Paul Cricket Grant The state alleges that Feagin attempt ed to get from the Valley Public Service Authority in exchange for infor mation about a leak in a water line belon ingtoVPSA Rev Robert L Boone manager of the utility said the first call about the leak in the line came last week while he was out of town He said the caller attempted to reach him several times afterward then contacted the VPSA manager Monday The caller informed me that while hunting for yellow jackets nests he had found a leak in a line leaking an enor mous amount of water He said we would never find it said the Rev Boone The minister said the caller said he was willing to show us where it was if we gave him The VPSA manager said he contacted law enforcement officials and were told to arrange a meeting He said this was done and Feagin was arrested when he showed up at the site The Rev Boone said after the arrest Feagin led officials to the water leak in a wooded section in the Lynwood community I wont venture to guess the size of the leak but it will be repaired the minis ter remarked The VPSA manager said The reason I pursued the matter is every day this leak was left unrepaired 1800 customers would have to pay for it The utility official said Eventually we would have found it but if allowed to go unreported and unrepaired it would have amounted to the loss of thousands of gallons of water In addition to that cost I didnt like the idea of someone dipping into the pock ets of 1800 people he added Bomb Suspected In Crash Of Plane With 171 Aboard By The Associated Press PARIS The widelyscattered wreck age of a French DC10 jetliner that disap peared shortly after takeoff from Chad with 171 people on board was found today in a remote rocky and sandy region of southcentral Niger The airline said Tuesdays crash was probably caused by a bomb There was no immediate report of survivors The wife of the US ambassador to Chad and a Chadian Cabinet minister were among those reported on board Contact was lost with the Parisbound jet less than an hour after it took off from the Chadian capital of NDjamena after originating in the Congo exploded at high altitude leaving every reason to believe it was a bomb UTA airline spokesman Michel Friess said on French television He said it was possible but less likely that a technical failure was to blame It appears to have exploded in flight at high altitude said a Foreign Ministry spokesman who spoke on condition of an onymity The pieces are widely scat tered so it didnt crash on impact On March 101984 a bomb exploded on a UTA DC8 flying the same route just before the plane was to take off from NDjamena injuring 25 people on board Please See BOMB Page 3A Seaboard Keeps An Eye On Hugo Weather Watchers Unsure Of Landfall Of Killer Hurricane SC PreparesPage 3A By The Associated Press MIAMI Disaster officials and coast al residents from Florida to North Caroli na began preparing for Hurricane Hugos expected assault in the wake of its trail of death and destruction through the Caribbean While forecasters were no closer to making a firm prediction on where or when Hugo would strike the East Coast chances of a hit late this week were steadily increasing Most projected paths had Hugo hitting between Cape Canaveral and Cape Hat teras NC by Saturday But next in line to feel Hugos effects today were the Bahamas as the killer storm blamed in at least 25 deaths in the Caribbean brushed northeast of the chain of islands Hugo packing 105 mph winds was ex pected to churn on a course parallel to the islands Although the indications are that its going to move east of the more populated areas no one is relaxing their vigil be cause it can change direction said Bill Kalis press secretary for the Bahamian governments information office The storms death toll was incomplete and officials feared it would grow as res cuers searched collapsed buildings Hugos devastation so far has left mil lions of dollars in damage more than 50000 Caribbean residents homeless and hundreds of injuries Its winds ripped roofs from homes flattened other houses flipped airplanes damaged cash crops and knocked out power and communications Two Coast Guard planes carrying fresh water food and lumber arrived in Puerto Rico late Tuesday and several other re lief flights were planned today On Monday the hurricanes 125 mph winds smashed directly into Puerto Rico where officials said 10000 people were homeless and 25000 were in emergency shelters Government and voluntary re lief teams from Texas to New York began Hurricane Hugo Conditions as of Wednesday 6AM EOT AP sending supplies to the island The hardesthit islands were still cut off from normal communication early to day On the tiny British island of Mont serrat officials said nearly every build ing was destroyed including the only hospital on the island of 12000 residents Its as if a bomb has been dropped in the buildings and everything has been blown out All trees are like stubble Theres not a flower left standing said Cmdr Colin Ferbrache of the Royal Navy vessel HMS Alacrity which was stationed off Montserrat National Hurricane Center specialist Bob Case said late Tuesday that the east ern US seaboard would feel the storms fringe effects of rain and some gusty winds at least through Thursday night if Hugo stayed on its track parallel to the Bahamas It appears theres more and more a likelihood of the hurricane striking the southeastern coast during the next three to four days Casesaid Each hour it continues on the track it increases that probability Forecasters today were expected to is sue a hurricane watch for residents somewhere between south Florida and Cape Hatteras NC The seasons eighth hurricane with Tropical Storm Iris trailing behind could veer into the open Atlantic but other weather systems probably would draw it toward the United States 2 Wackenhut Managers Resign After Probe Uncovers Violations Of Rules By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Keeping pornographic tapes and magazines at work and pufling the trigger on unloaded guns indoors cost two managers their jobs at Wackenhut Services Inc the security contractor at Savannah River Site In addition four other Wackenhut employees face punishment from a Wackenhut disciplinary board for sim ilar ofenses On Sept 6 both the fire range man ager and a firearms instructor were relieved of their duties while Wacken hut investigated the pronography and dryfiring of weapons allegations Both employees resigned before the disciplinary board could act on their cases Wackenhut spokesman Carl Nan drasy said today that a fellow employ ee informed the company of the tapes and magazines which prompted an in vesigatton by Wackenhut officials Sept 5 The offenses by the four other em ployees under investigation dont ap pear to be as severe as those commit ted by the two who quit Nandrasy said He said reprimands and counseling will probably be the out come in the remaining four cases He said the difference between the remaining four and the other two was See 2 WACKENHUT Page U ;