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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 26, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Bengals Win 2114 A Quick Read It Chills It Cooks But Will It Sell BOSTON AP A new appliance that can chill beer keep ice cream frozen and cook pizza has college stu dents clamoring and the inventor a former computer salesman crossing his fingers The Microfridge is a threepiece appliance comprised of a compact refrigerator a separate freezer com partment and a minimicrowave It retails for The founders of Microfridge Inc of suburban Sharon did more than stack three appliances on top of one another and paint them the same col or however Their machine which stands under 4f eet tall was invented to use no more power than a compact refrigerator Quite simply when one unit is running the other one is off ex plained cofounder Robert P Ben nett 33 who said he holds two pat ents on the Microfridges circuitry When the microwave is turned on the freezer and refrigerator shut off temporarily They go back on when the cooking is done Bennett said Product testing shored that even when the microwave was on for 45 minutes the refrigerator and freezer sections gained only 3 degrees he said States Ponder Use Of Franklin Bequests HARRISBURG Pa AP Ben jamin Franklin once implored a young tradesman to remember that time is money Time in a curious way has given a new twist to his advice Franklin apparently willing to test whether a penny saved is a penny earned left bequests to the cities of Boston and Philadelphia 1000 pounds sterling each In the nearly 200 years since his death April 17 1790 the money has grown in trusts to millions of dollars When the 200th anniversary of his death arrives state and city officials in accordance with his will will decide what to do with the money In Boston and Philadelphia the prospect has started people thinking Weather Cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a 40 percent chance of rain The low will be in the 60s Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain The high will be in the 70s Please see Page 6B for details Deaths Page 2A Durable Goods Orders Rebound Page IB NA Trail Crosses Property Michael A Bolen Barnwell Horace R Christmas Augusta WA Hembree West Columbia Ada B Pugh Augusta John H Tillman Augusta Please see Page 6B for Inside Today Bridge11B Calendar8B Classifieds9B Comics8B Crossword12B Cryptoquote10B Dear Abby8B Local Front1B Obituaries6B Opinions6A Sports8A Television8B Weather6B Tuesday September 261989 South Carolina 122 No 236 County Rises To Coasts Call For Help By DANA RODGERS And CAROL WOODWARD Staff Writers In the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo the Aiken Department of Public Safety is offering its aid to the people of the hurri caneravaged Charleston area Maj James New of the Aiken Depart ment of Public safety said 12 Public Safe ty Officers and eight workers from the Public Works department headed for Mount Pleasant on Sunday with emer gency equipment The Public Safety Departments contri butions to the cleanup effort include bucket trucks dump trucks fourwheel drive vehicles and backhoes The 24 workers will remain on Mount Pleasant Rotary Club DonatesPage 11A Kitchens Feed SurvivorsPage 1B In The Eye Of HugoPage 18 until at least Saturday They are current ly stationed at a Holiday Inn on Mount Pleasant Maj New said so many people dropped off supplies for Charleston at the Public Safety Department that a UHaul truck supplied by Don Sprawls of Aiken made a trip to the coast to take those supplies down On Monday the UHaul truck took the load of food clothing disposable diapers baby food canned goods and staples to Mount Pleasant All around Aiken citizens have pulled together and sent out tangible messages of concern to the lowcountry residents Here is a list of what has been donated so far Maj New said the Aiken Chapter of the Red Cross collected water and ice at the Piggly Wiggly on York Street to take to the coast on Monday The Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County also donated to the Red Cross Monday for relief efforts in the state Donations to the Red Cross can be dropped off at 267 Laurens St Donations of money can be mailed to PO Box 384 Aiken 29802 Checks should be made pay able to the American Red Cross Aiken Chapter The phone number is 6484291 Please See COUNTY Page 11A Hugo Relief MostNeeded Items Disposable diapers Baby food Paper products Flashlights Batteries Blankets and towels Bottled water Canned goods Dry goods Nonperishable foods Candles Clothing Baby clothing AP Laserphoto SURVEYING THE DAMAGE Kris Kattler of the Isle of Palms surveys the damage done by Hurricane Hugo Monday was the first day island residents were allowed to see their property City Now Has Some Services By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer of ice plastic sheeting bottled water and other necessities are beginning to arrive from the outside world as a few services return to communities shat tered by Hurricane Hugo Weather permitting Charleston Harbor was to be reopened to limited ship traffic today and residents were advised Mon day that the citys water supply is safe to drink without boiling The storm which rammed the coast Thursday night with winds of 135 mph and torrential rain left at least billion in damage state officials said Hugo killed 33 people as it rampaged through the Carribean 28 deaths on the US mainland are blamed on the hurricane and its remnants Two inches of rain Monday fell on Charleston and there was an 80 percent chance of showers today the National Weather Service said Its going to make it harder to accomplish anything going to make everything a little more miserable said Kay Robin son of the weather service Offers of outside help have begun to arrive A Maryland businessman sent two truckloads of ice Monday to help residents who cant keep their food fresh because they are without power The ice from the Berlin Ice Co was deliv ered in tractortrailers by the Perdue chicken company Please See CITY Page 11A Building Supplies In Heavy Demand Around County By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Charleston area victims of Hurricane Hugo have come as far as Aiken to buy building supplies and related equipment A survey of Aiken County building sup ply stores shows that the items most in demand are plywood roofing materials chainsaws and generators At Lowes on Whiskey Road assistant manager John Garlock said between 500 and 600 Charleston area residents have come to the store to purchase the re sources to rebuild after the hurricane se verely damaged much of the South Caro lina coast last week Garlock said his store has sold out of chainsaws gasoline cans generators The saddest thing of all is people taking advantage of people on the coast John Garlock gas grills and propane adding Batter ies are going like crazy flashlights are going like crazy Lowes plans to send three or four trucks of plywood and roofing materials to Charleston Garlock noted Also there is a great need for plastic sheeting and other tarps to cover dam aged windows and roofs until permanent repairs can be made he said It makes me ill to hear of price goug ing on building supplies and other neces sities in the wake of Hugo Garlock said The saddest thing of all is people taking advantage of people on the coast he added Plywood especially the halfinch thick kind and roofing materials have been the most requested merchandise at Aiken Lumber Co on Park Avenue ac cording to manager Mike Townes He said plywood sheeting is in very tight supply now Although manager Robert Gillis said Not too many from Charleston are com ing to Builderama on Silver Bluff Road he noted There are a good many Aiken customers going to Charleston taking supplies Gillis also cited plywood roofing prod ucts and chainsaws as the most urgently needed items for Charleston He said the three Builderamas in the Charleston area are structurally intact and operating on emergency generators The Aiken Builderama sent twothirds of its chainsaws to the Charleston stores and we are sending a crew from here to down there and we are sending food for the employees Gillis said He added that the Aiken crew will take gasoline for the stores emergency generators Please See BUILDING Page 11A DOE Internal Report Faults SRS Management Contract By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON An internal report of the Energy Department has faulted the departments management contract with the Westinghouse Savannah River Com pany because it does not grant DOE offi cials the right to remove incompetent careless or insubordinate employees at the nuclear weapons plant According to the report written by in vestigators in the departments office of the inspector general a key sentence may have been erroneously omitted that had been included in an agreement with the former operator of the Savannah River Site EI DuPont deNemours Co In effect the omitted clause would grant the Energy Department the right to force termination of any Westinghouse employee whose performance is deemed by DOE to be incompetent or contrary to the public interest The omitted sentence is part of a clause routinely used in the Departments management and operating con tracts the report said The report entitled Indemnification of the Department of Energys Manage ment and Operating Contractors was sent to Energy Secretary James D Wat kins Sept 15 The Savannah River Company contract was signed in August 1988 seven months before Watkins took office Investigators who authored the report urged the secretary to renegotiate the contract to include the omitted sentence which they said could be a powerful management tool for the department The report was released Monday by Sen John Glenn DOhio chairman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Af fairs who has been a vocal critic of DOEs management of the nations nu clear weapons plants Please See DOE Page HA Survey Some Sixth Graders Use Cocaine On Regular Basis By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Some sixthgraders say they use cocaine as often as every week according to a survey released to day that shows an alarming trend of drug use among junior high school students At the same time illicit use of drugs and alcohol declined among high school students according to the nonscientific survey of almost 400000 secondary school students by the National Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education Whereas we have seen some drops in drug use at the upper grades at the lower grades there is an alarming trend of more use said Doug Hall vice presi dent of PRIDE Dr Thomas J Gleaton Jr president of the Atlantabased drug prevention or ganization that has been conducting the nationwide surveys since 1982 said the study detected weekly cocaine use in the sixth grade Of the 29116 sixthgraders who re sponded to the question about cocaine use about 233 said they used cocaine weekly or daily according to the report About 58 sixthgraders said they used cocaine once or twice a month and an other 87 sixthgraders said they used co caine one to six times a year the survey found The survey covered 392003 students in grades 6 to 12 who answeredthe anony mous questionnaire given in f 68 schools in 38 states according to PRIDE Overall for junior high students of the 161907 who responded to the question on cocaine use 07 percent or 3133 said they used it weekly or daily an equal number used it infrequently and 648 said they used it once or twice a month The study showed 249 percent of ju nior high school students said they had drunk an alcoholic beverage this year Two years ago 263 percent said they had done so and in 198435212 percent said they had J
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