Aiken Standard, September 24, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 24, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Page 2A Colombia Claims Assassins Captured ATEen County Public Library ty Public Library Aiken Sunday, September 24, 1989 Aiken, South CarolinaCoast Struggles Back 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 Aiken Volunteers Prepared To Help By DANA RODGERS 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, non-perishable 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 Witt some of the items already collected. Another load of food and distilled water is planned to be taken to Florence today, she said. When the members reach the areas hit by the storm, they will assess the needs in order to plan further aid. “We will need volunteers to help with the clean-up,” Ms. Corbin added. Aiken Public Safety, the Department of Public Works and Rescue Squad are also sending aid. (Please See AIKEN, Page 13A) Vol. 122 No. 235 Sports No. I Notre Dome.......21 Michigan State...........13 No. 2 Miami, Fla.........38 Missouri..................7 No. 3 Nebraska..........48 Minnesota................0 No. 5 Michigan..........24 No. 24 UCLA.............23 No. 7 Clemson...........31 Maryland.................7 No. 8 Arkansas..........24 Ole Miss.................17 No. 9 West Virginia......30 Louisville................21 No. 13 Pittsburgh........30 No. IO Syracuse..........23 No. 12 Southern Cal......42 No. 25 Ohio State.........3 No. 15 Alabama.........15 Kentucky..................3 No. 18 N.C.State........40 North Carolina............6 No. 19 Washington State.29 Wyoming................23 No. 20 Illinois...........41 Utah State................2 Stanford.................18 No. 22 Oregon...........17A Quick Read Earthquake Rocks Chinese Province BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that slammed southwest China’s Sichuan province injured 54 people and destroyed 4,269 houses, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday. The report said the Friday morning 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 collapsed, it said. Eight of the victims were seriously injured, it said.Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies are forecast today 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 J.M. Walters, North Augusta Please see Page 6A for details. Bridge...............................................5D Calendar............................................3C Classifieds.........................................3D Cryptoquote.......................................4D Dear Abby..........................................6C Local Front........................................8A Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................ID Sports................................................1B Weather.............................................6A By TRIP DuBARO Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON — On Folly Beach, a house sat in the road; in some places, houses had disappeared. And or Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms, Hurricane Hugo struck virtually every building, 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 worst-hit areas appeared unscathed. About 680,000 people live along South Carolina’s 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 rushing 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 Hugo’s intensity were apparent on Folly Beach, five miles southeast of Charles 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 IOO 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.To Life Early Estimate Puts Losses At $3 Billion By The Associated Press CHARLESTON — Charleston gingerly moved to recover from the fury of Hurricane Hugo on Saturday, with residents taking stock of destroyed homes, boats and businesses and damage estimates topping $3 billion. Tile storm wore itself out over Canada’s St. Lawrence Valley after progressively 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 Carolinas and two in Virginia. In Charleston, the hardest-hit city on the mainland, many residents remained Stormy In Northeast....................Page    6A Relief For S.C. Coast.................Page    12A Charlotte Hard Hit.....................Page    12A Waterspouts Off N.C.................Page    12A Hugo Hotline Set Up..................Page    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 service could resume Monday, Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. said at a news conference. 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 half-million people were without power statewide, and ice for coolers was scarce to non-existent in the state capital of Columbia. “If you’re a camper, you’re going to be in good shape,” said John E. Bourne Jr., mayor of North Charleston, in a wry observation about the primitive conditions. Riley said damage in Charleston alone might reach $1 billion, but accurate assessments of the damage from the region’s most devastating storm in 30 years would take days, at the least. Two billion dollars is a conservative estimate of damage to buildings and other structures associated with the tourism industry, said Robert G. liming, state tourism director. “Our smiling faces and beautiful places are going to be a little rugged” for a while, he said. (Please See FROM, Page 13A) (Please See COAST, Page 13A) Clemson 31, Maryland 7 Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth RUNNING ROOM: Clemson s Joe Henderson finds plenty of room to run against Maryland in football action Saturday at Death Valley. The Tigers, defending their three-time 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. y    J Major Roadblock To Nuclear Treaty Cleared In Talks By The Associated Press JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — President Bush and Soviet Leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev will hold their first summit meeting next year, officials announced Saturday as the two superpowers completed a half-dozen accords and cleared a major roadblock to a treaty on slashing long-range nuclear weapons. Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, who spent the weekend in talks with Secretary of State James A. Baker in, said the summit would be held in “spring or early summer.” He announced a key concession from Moscow to move ahead toward a long-range weapons agreement despite its objections to the U.S. Star Wars program. First official word of the summit plans came from Bush, who informed reporters on a golf course near his vacation home in 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 control, regional issues and transnational issues,” Bush spoke more than a thousand miles from the snowcapped Rocky Mountain resort where Shevardnadze and Baker — obviously pleased with their diplomacy — reached agreement on a chemical weapons accord and several other points. (Please See MAJOR, Page ISA)Inside Toda ;

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