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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 28, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Inside 10 Dead In Plane Crash Page 2A A Quick Read Windham Selected As Top Executive Aiken City Manager Roland Wind ham has been named of the top mu nicipal executives in the nation by the International City Management Association Mayor H Odell Weeks announced Windhams selection today Windhams award was presented by the International City Manage ment Association at its annual con ference in Des Moines Iowa The ICMA said the LP Coo kingham Award is the highest it gives for career development With the recognition ICMA noted that Roland Windham has contrib uted substantially to the career de velopment of appointed and elected officials throughout the Aiken area throughout South Carolina and throughout the country ICMA pointed out the city manager has personally conducted sveral workshops has encouraged develop ment of professionals throughout South Carolina and has assisted with these workshops and the establish ment of different training exercises The ICMA said the workshops and training programs have benefited the South Carolina Municipal Associ ation the University of South Caroli na and other organizations Mayor Weeks stated Roland Windham has served the residents of Aiken very well over the past 26 years and we are proud that he has extended expertise and concern for professionalism in local government to other local governments through out the country Crime Preventer Stabbed On First Day CARSON CITY Nev AP The state attorney generals crime pre vention coordinator was stabbed in the back on his first day on the job authorities said Chuck Moltz 42 was stabbed with a hunting knife Wednesday as he leaned into his car to get a radio out said Sheriff Paul McGrath The car was parked across the street from the attorney generals of fice when the unknown assailant stabbed Moltz the sheriff said Weather Cloudy Skies Cloudy skies are forecast tonight and Friday with a 40 percent chance of rain both days The low will be in the upper 60s to low 70s with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s Please see details on Page 5A Deaths Charmelle A Abney Edgefield Robert K Burton Clearwater Annie K Carpenter Saluda OtisJeffcoatJr Perry Susanne W Padgett Johnston Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote DearAbby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 78 3C 56 6C 88 68 60 18 5A 1C 6A 6C 5A Page 2A Aifcen County Errant Artillery Fire Kills Three Page 1B Textile Negotiator Set For Hearing Thursday September 28 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 239 Aiken CoOp To Pack Council Chambers By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aiken Electric Cooperative members were told Wednesday to prepare to pack the Municipal Building next Monday night in an effort to win over Aiken City Council in a battle over utility territory The cooperative members met in the utilitys headquarters east of the city at noon for a 90minute series of discussions on how to deal with competition from South Carolina Electric and Gas City Council has passed on first reading an ordinance granting power rights in newly annexed areas while re Something about people worries politicians CoOp Member Clinton Mailman stricting Aiken Electric only to those ar eas it served before annexation Coming up Monday night is a public hearing and second reading of the ordi nance and a packed house of Aiken Elec tric and officials and supporters is expected to go before the council Clarise Stephens a resident of the Fox Chase subdivision and cooperative sup porter told the members that if Aiken Electric loses the power rights were not going to have a cooperative We cant afford to keep it Mrs Stephens also warned that if Ai ken Electric is forced to abandon its lines will be given a monopoly on municipal power services and will be able to increase charges dramatically officials have discounted previ ous claims about higher rates by saying that the state Public Service Commission has the power to approve or deny them Clinton HaUman another cooperative spokesman called on those attending Wednesdays luncheon meeting to bring at least five other people to the meeting with you He noted that something about people worries politicians Hallman also warned the members that If there is only one store in town then the owner has a monopoly He can do what he wants to do Mrs Stephens said the battle has been described as a fight in some quarters but its not a fight its an issue If we lose the entire county loses Its about values its a love issue Please See AIKEN Page 4A f AP Laserphoto SUPPLIES ARRIVE Necole Jerremah holds her oneyearold daughter Alexis as she waits with a buggyload of food and clothing provided for survivors of Hurricane Hugo in Charleston Stress Takes Lingering Toll In Minds Of Hugo Survivors By The Associated Press CHARLESTON The psychological damage from Hurricane Hugo may be less visible than smashed homes and snapped tree trunks but it is just as real and must be dealt with psychiatrists say Hugo was an experience of being im mersed in chaos of people losing every thing they possessed of not knowing if they would be alive said Dr Linda Aus tin associate professor of psychiatry at Medical University of South Carolina It really rattled us to our roots said Austin coordinator of the schools crisis response effort to the killer storm Those who weathered Hugos fury can expect some emotional upheaval in addi Related StoriesPages 5A 1B tion to the challenges of rebuilding their lives These emotions include shock an ger depression and helplessness as part of the grief process The anxiety may result in nightmares sleep disorders and depression Some feelings may take weeks or months or even a year to surface doctors said What were angry at is that Hurricane Hugo came and demolished our homes and our beautiful city but how do you get mad at a hurricane Austin said All of us have to grieve the loss of our way of life Please See STRESS Page 4A Further Delay In Reactor Restart Indicated By DOE By KATHY KAOANE States News Service WASHINGTON Restart of the reac tors at the Savannah River nuclear weap ons plant will be further delayed because testing has revealed a possible crack in excess of 9 inches in the wall of the P reactor The Preactor is one of three tritium producing reactors now shut down for safety reasons As a result of the finding a DOE spokesman said Energy Secretary James D Watkins has ordered that all three reactor vessels be thoroughly test process according to one DOE source that will delay restart of the plant by at least a month and possibly longer Watkins said earlier this month he hoped to restart the plant by the fourth quarter of 1990 This schedule will have to be revised since the discovery of what DOE officials in a prepared statement are calling an anomaly or irregular Related StoryPage 4A ity in the vessel wall DOE and its contractors are continu ing to review these test results and ad ditional tests are being performed the statement said In view of the prelimi nary nature of the findings so far the significance of this anomaly has not yet been determined The Savannah River plant manufac tures tritium an isotope used in manu facturing nuclear weapons Defense offi cials have pressed for an early restart of the plant saying that US supplies of tri tium were becoming dangerously low But Watkins in his first press confer ence in June stated that operating safety would be as important a goal as produc tion This statement has become a kind of slogan used repeatedly by him and by experts brought in to help the secretary Please See FURTHER Page 4A Exiled Marcos Dies In Hawaii PowerFilled Life Comes To Quiet End By The Associated Press HONOLULU Ferdinand E Marcos former president of the Philippines died today ending in exile a life that took him to the pinnacles of power and worldwide notoriety in his impoverished land He was 72 He died at am said Eugene Tiwanak spokesman at St Francis Med pitalized for nine months with kidney lung and heart ailments pneumonia and bacterial infections At am Marcos only son Ferdi nand Jr emerged from his fathers hos pital room and announced his father had been taken to a higher place Hopefully friends and detractors alike will look beyond the man to see what he stood for his vision his compassion and his total love of country a com posed Marcos Jr said He said no funeral arrangements have been made When asked how his mother Imelda was holding up Marcos Jr said Shes doing pretty well thank you Mrs Marcos said in April she would embalm her husbands body and display it in Hawaii until she could return and scatter his ashes to fertilize the Philippines The canny combative politician who governed at times as a democrat at times as a dictator was driven from the presidency in 1986 after which he settled into exile in Honolulu at a hillside estate overlooking the Pacific Marcos died without facing trial on US criminal charges stemming from his alleged plundering of the Philippine trea sury during his two decades in power He had been hospitalized three times beginning in early December At the re quest of his family Marcos was kept alive on life support systems and doctors FERDINAND E Marcos Felt betrayed by US justice system ProfilePage 4A were instructed to take every measure to save his life In an interview with The Associated Press in November Marcos denied the allegations that he and Imelda had drained the Philippines of billions of dol lars and said he did not expect to live through a trial Ill take my destiny whatever that may be but Im going to fight for my dignity and honor he said Marcos a staunch US ally during his presidency said he felt betrayed by the American justice system but held no hard feelings for Presidents Reagan or Bush In 1981 as vice president Bush traveled to Manila and hailed Marcos as a trusted friend of the United States Associates close to Marcos said he had I hoped for a presidential pardon A Marcos was elected president of his Asian homeland in 1966 and ruled longer than any other Philippine president Braniff Lays Off Workers In Filing For Bankruptcy By The Associated Press Braniff Inc filed for bankruptcy pro tection today for the second time in seven years and laid off 2700 employ ees but company officials said they were confident they could rebuild as a smaller carrier The actions came a day after the cancellation of flights through the car riers home base of Orlando Fla and its major Kansas City Mo hub as ru mors of the bankruptcy filing drove its stock price down The cancellations stranded hundreds of passengers at least temporarily Wednesday night at Kansas City Inter national Airport Although Braniff believes that its offbalancesheet assets specifically its Airbus A320 delivery positions have substantial value the company has suffered a liquidity problem as a result of a delay in completing recent ly announced financing and a softening of airline traffic and yields in recent months said William G McGee chairman president and chief execu tive officer Braniff sought protection from cred itors to allow it to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code at about 2 am in Orlando where law yers took the petition to a judges home said Don McGuire the airlines vice president for corporate communications We expect to operate four flight segments thats nonstop services be tween two cities today and we want to raise that to more than 40 by Monday McGuire said Well gradually ex pand the service Todays flights will be between Kan sas City and Orlando and Kansas City and Dallas the company said Please See BRANIFF Page 4A