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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 1, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                The Top 25 v No 1 Notre Dame40 Purdue7 No 2 Miami Flo Michigan State 26 20 No 3 Nebraska Oregon State 35 7 No 12 Tennessee No 4 Auburn 21 14 No 5 Colorado45 No 21 Washington28 No 6 Michigan Maryland 41 21 Duke No 7 Clemson 21 17 No 8 Arkansas TexasEl Paso 39 7 No 9 West Virginia31 No 10 Pittsburgh31 No 11 Southern Cat18 No 19 Washington State17 No 13 Alabama Vanderbilt 20 14 No 14 Houston Temple 65 7 No 15 NC State42 Kent State22 No 16 Oklahoma Kansas 45 6 Oregon No 17 Arizona 16 10 No 22 Texas Southern Mississippi 14 USC No 23 Georgia 24 20 No 24 Air Force Colorado State 46 21 Weather Chance Of Rain Skies will be cloudy today with a chance of showers and thunder storms and a high in the upper 70s Tonight will be cloudy with a low in the upper 60s Please see details on Page 4A Deaths Clyde V Bell Sardis Ga Estella M Comer North Augusta Ruby S Williamson Burnettown Please see details on Page 4A Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds DearAbby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Weather 40 3C 3D 6C 8A 4A 10 16 4A Correction Guard Entry Clarified The Aiken Standard incorrectly re ported Saturday the method of entry by the Aiken Public Safety Depart ment into the National Guard Ar mory during storm cleanup in Mount Pleasant The lock was broken by an outoftown guard unit The Aiken Standard regrets the error Page 2A Congress Misses Deadline On Budget Aikon Gountl Hospital Boasts Rare Technician Duo Sunday October Aikeri South Carolina Vol 122 No 242 Power Rights Heads Councils Docket ByCARLLANGLEY Staff Writer The hotly contested issue of municipal power rights reaches decision time Mon day night as Aiken City Council holds sec ond reading and public hearing of an or dinance that grants South Carolina Electric and Gas Co exclusive supply rights in newly annexed areas The Municipal Building is expected to be packed with officials of and the Aiken Electric Cooperative the an tagonists in the dispute and their sup porters for the pm session During an earlier meeting City Coun cil approved on first reading an ordi nance that allows Aiken Electric fran chise rights in territories held before annexation but blocks the consumed owned utility from serving annexed ar eas coming into the city without a defined power supplier In a second important piece of busi ness the council will give second reading and public hearing to an ordinance ap proving the purchase of a 72acre tract southeast of the city The land owned by the Woodward Es tate is adjacent to Citizens Field and lies along Banks Mill and Pine Log roads The city intends to develop the tract for youth sports activities The wrangling over municipal power rights has been going on for several weeks with the cooperative maintaining that its territorial rights in the rapidly growing south side would be violated if is allowed to serve newly an nexed areas At the center of the controversy are territorial assignment agreements worked out in the early 1970s by the state Public Service Commission on order from the General Assembly During the process of setting service boundaries Aiken Electric was assigned the thenrural areas south of the city on both sides of SC 19 while ac cepted districts north of the city along the SC 19 and US 1 corridors leading to Interstate 20 and city officials said the agreements while spelling out bound aries for each utility did not interfere with the right of municipal officials to decide on a power supplier This means the city can purchase pow er at wholesale and act as its own distrib utor or can designate single or multiple suppliers At the center of the controversy are territorial assignment agreements worked out in the early 1970s by the state Public Service Commission on order from the General Assembly Please See POWER Page 4A Staff Photo By Scott Webster WET AND WILD Football fans sit in a colorful array of rain gear during Saturdays victory by the University of South Carolina at Georgia The Gamecocks relied on a stingy secondhalf defense to turn back the Bulldogs AP Laserphoto AIR BALL Duke Universitys Wyatt Smith 22 goes airborne over Clemsons Gary Cooper 25 to intercept a pass from quarterback Billy Ray The Blue Devils home field advantage held up as Clemson went down to its first loss of the season Storm Brews On Slow Aid Hollings Charges Federal Agency Strangling Victims With Red Tape More On Hurricane HugoPage 5A By The Associated Press CHARLESTON Faye Thompson went to a federal aid cen ter Saturday for a loan to rebuild her auto repair shop and patch the roof in her house torn open by Hurricane Hugo What she got was an application and instructions to come back Oct 12 to fill out forms My house wont be standing by Oct 12 said Mrs Thomp son 42 as a steady drizzle fell I need help right now Theres too much red tape What good is this piece of paper going to do for my roof Nine days after Hurricane Hugo passed a political storm stiD ages over how quickly the federal government responded to a Crisis in South Carolina The anger has focused on the Federal Emergency Manage ment Agency a million agency that reports directly to the president A chief critic has been Sen Ernest F Hollings DSC who has accused the agency of strangling aid attempts in red tape and has called FEMAs hierarcy a bunch of bureaucratic jackasses I would buy them a ticket to go to Phantom of the Opera any damn thing just get the hell out of the way he said President Bush who flew to South Carolina Friday for a brief look at the damage was quick to defend the federal govern ments response to the disaster Please See STORM Page 11A Aiken Red Cross Proud Of Publics Generosity ByNINAJ NIDIFFER Staff Writer During this hectic time it is impossible to say just how much the Red Cross has received in donations to aid towns laid low by Hurricane Hugo but one thing is for sure its a lot And what is more its still pouring in said the executive director of the Aiken Chapter The people of Aiken County have been most generous in helping their friends in need said Jean Corbin It seems like every church fire station and person has become involved Volunteers have given hours of labor and people have donated food clothes and all sorts of things We wont know exactly how much we received in donations until later she said The generosity is not going unnoticed Already thank you notes have been received from people in Charleston Summer ville Sumter and other areas which received donations sent from Aiken County The ones we get from the children in those areas are very Please See AIKEN Page 11A Benchmark Cases Await Supreme Court Decisions Would Confirm Swing To Conservatism ByGLENELSASSER KnightRidder WASHINGTON The US Supreme Court will return to work Monday to face some of the most troubling issues of con temporary society abortion the right to die the power of courts to correct racial discrimination and the place of religion in public schools These cases are being closely watched as benchmarks in the courts continuing conservative shift away from many land mark rulings of the 1960s and 1970s Cru cial to this movement have been the votes of former President Ronald Reagans three appointees Justices Sandra Day OConnor Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy As it begins a new term the court re mains in tine middle of the divisive abor tion debate In a Missouri case in July the court for the first time significantly lunited its 1973 ruling in Roe v Wade which established the right to an abortion On the day of the Missouri ruling the court announced it would hear cases from Minnesota Ohio and Illinois that could result in further erosion of a wom ans right to an abortion The Minnesota and Ohio appeals con cern state laws that require a minor to notify her parents before obtaining an abortion These laws similar to those in most states allow minors to bypass the notification procedure if a state judge de termines that she is mature enough or that parental notification would not be in her best interest Opponents of the Minnesota law argue that requiring both biological parents be notified even if they are divorced or were never married frequently amounts to a veto of the abortion right Further more opponents say minors who cannot notify their parents must seek court ap proval and in effect go public about their pregnancies Minnesota enforced its law for more than four years A federal court blocked Ohio from implementing its law Illinois officials meanwhile have asked the court to uphold state laws that set a range of standards for abortion clin ics from the size of operating rooms to Please See BENCHMARK Page 4A   

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