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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 24, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports No 1 Notre Dame21 Michigan State13 No 2 Miami Fla Missouri 38 7 Page2fi Colombia Claims Assassins Captured No 3 Nebraska Minnesota No 5 Michigan24 No24UCLA23 No 7 Clemson Maryland 31 7 No 8 Arkansas OleMiss 24 17 No 9 West Virginia30 Louisville21 No 13 Pittsburgh30 No 10 Syracuse23 No 12 Southern Cal42 No 25 Ohio State3 No 15 Alabama Kentucky 15 3 No 13 N State North Carolina 40 6 No 19 Washington State29 Wyoming23 No 20 Illinois41 Utah State2 Stanford18 No 22 Oregon17 A Quick Read Earthquake Rocks Chinese Province BEIJING AP A strong earth quake that slammed southwest Chi nas Sichuan province injured 54 peo ple and destroyed 4269 houses the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday The report said the Friday morn ing quake also killed 300 animals No human fatalities were reported Human casualties were relatively light because the quake hit when most people were working in the fields and not inside homes that col lapsed it said Eight of the victims were seriously injured it said Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies are forecast to day and tonight with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms The high will be in the upper 70s with lows in the mid 50s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and cool with a chance of scattered showers The high will be in the 70s with a low in the 60s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths James E Fulmer Augusta John E Hartley Batesburg Lillie Bell Lynch Aiken Heyward Tavelle Beech Island Lois JM Walters North Augusta Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge5D Calendar3C Classifieds3D Cryptoquote4D DearAbby6C Local Front8A Obituaries6A Opinions1D Sports1B Weather6A Page 8 A j State Supercomputer Would Help USCA County Public Library Sunday September 241989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 235 Coast Struggles Back To Life DOWN THE RIVER Boat owners survey the damage Saturday after Hurricane Hugo caused their Folly Beach AP Laserphoto marina to drift down river Elsewhere other coastal residents were also assessing their losses From The Air The Scene Is Different ByTRIPDuBARD Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON On Folly Beach a house sat in the road in some places houses had disappeared And on Sulli vans Island and the Isle of Palms Hurri cane Hugo struck Virtually every build ing an aerial tour showed Saturday Hugo tore a wide path along the South Carolina coast but areas less than 20 miles from some of the worsthit areas appeared unscathed About 680000 peo ple live along South Carolinas 220 miles of coast Over Hilton Head Island and about 150 miles south over the islands of St Helena Fripp and Parris as well as the city of Beaufort there were few telltale signs of the storm besides houses being boarded up and trees on the ground Edisto Island just south of Charleston suffered serious erosion with water rush ing over the road along the water and under most seaward houses many of which rest on supports No homes were leveled however Going north the first serious signs of Hugos intensity were apparent on Folly Beach five miles southeast of Charles Aiken Volunteers Prepared To Help By DANA ROOGERS Staff Writer With cleanup work beginning in the areas devastated by Hurricane Hugo Aiken agencies and volunteers are working to offer some relief to those in need The Aiken Chapter of the American Red Cross is gathering food nonper ishable items and distilled water to send to Florence We are coordinating efforts to get food and water into Charleston also Jean Corbin executive director of the Aiken Chapter said Members of the Aiken Chapter left last night with some of the items al ready collected Another load of food and distilled water is planned to be taken to Florence today she said When the members reach the areas bit by the storm they will assess the needs in order to plan further aid We will need volunteers to help with the cleanup Ms Corbin added Aiken Public Safety the Department of Public Works and Rescue Squad are also sending aid Please See AMEN Page 13A ton The devastation stretched about 90 miles up the coast to Garden City As many as 30 percent of the homes on Folly Beach had either disappeared or were uninhabitable and it appeared all the others suffered some damage from the rains and wind above 100 mph One house had been tossed onto a road From the air above James Island a Charleston suburb most of the roads and homes could be seen in areas that once were heavily wooded Please See FROM Page 13A Early Estimate Puts Losses At Billion By The Associated Press CHARLESTON Charleston gingerly moved to recover from the fury of Hurri cane Hugo on Saturday with residents taking stock of destroyed homes boats and businesses and damage estimates topping billion The storm wore itself out over Cana das St Lawrence Valley after progres sively weakening through Virginia West Virginia western Pennsylvania and western New York state Hugo which left 27 to 29 people dead in the Caribbean was blamed for 18 deaths in the Carolines and two in Virginia In Charleston the hardesthit city on the mainland many residents remained Stormy In NortheastPage6A Relief For BC CoastPage12A Charlotte Hard HitPage 12A Waterspouts Off NCPage 12A Hugo Hotline Set UpPage 13A without electricity or telephone service Saturday Long lines formed at the few service stations that had generators to pump gas National Guard troops remained on the streets to protect homes and businesses from looters Running water was restored to most places although residents were warned to boil it before drinking it And mail ser vice could resume Monday Mayor Jo seph P Riley Jr said at a news confer ence Banks of pay telephones were to be set up in city parks South Carolina Electric Gas hoped to have power restored to hospitals which had been operating on generators by late Saturday Riley said But utility officials had no idea when residential power would be restored As many as a halfmillion people were without power statewide and ice for cool ers was scarce to nonexistent in the state capital of Columbia If youre a camper youre going to be in good shape said John E Bourne Jr mayor of North Charleston in a wry ob servation about the primitive conditions Riley said damage in Charleston alone might reach billion but accurate as sessments of the damage from the re gions most devastating storm in 30 years would take days at the least Two billion dollars is a conservative es timate of damage to buildings and other structures associated with the tourism in dustry said Robert G Liming state tour ism director Our smiling faces and beautiful places are going to be a little rugged for a while he said Please See COAST Page ISA Staff Photo By Glnny Southworth RUNNING ROOM Clemsons Joe Henderson finds plenty of room to run against Maryland in football action Saturday at Death Valley The Tigers defending their threelime crown in the Atlantic Coast Conference had an easy time in their first outing against a conference foe building a halftime lead that the Terrapins could not overcome Clemson goes on the road next week playing Duke University in Durham in another conference game Major Roadblock To Nuclear Treaty Cleared In Talks By The Associated Press JACKSON HOLE Wyo President Bush and Soviet Lead er Mikhail S Gorbachev will hold thenfirst summit meeting next year officials announced Saturday as the two superpow ers completed a halfdozen accords and cleared a major road block to a treaty on slashing longrange nuclear weapons Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A Shevardnadze who spent the weekend in talks with Secretary of State James A Baker HI said the summit would be held in spring or early summer He announced a key concession from Moscow to move ahead toward a longrange weapons agreement despite its objections to the US Star Wars program First official word of the summit plans came from Bush who informed reporters on a golf course near his vacation home hi Maine after taking a telephone call from Baker I think around the world people will be pleased he said Bush expressed pleasure with the outcome of the weekend talks and said he would meet Gorbachev in the United States possibly in Washington Later in a written statement Bush said I envision a broad discussion of the full agenda that the two sides have established human rights bilateral relations arms con trol regional issues and transnational issues Bush spoke more than a thousand miles from the snow capped Rocky Mountain resort where Shevardnadze and Bak er obviiously pleased with their diplomacy reached agreement on a chemical weapons accord and several other points Please See MAJOR Page ISA   

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