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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Oakland Toronto Open Playoffs A Quick Read Study Fat Bubbles Help Fight Cancer HOUSTON AP Cancer pa tients who cannot be treated for le thal infections with a standard drug may become treatable if the drug is enclosed in microscopic bubbles of fat a study suggests The bubbles carry the drug to the sites of infection with less problem from the side effects that now limit its use said researcher Gabriel Lo pezBerestein He reported a study of treating pa tients with the help of the fat bubbles called liposomes at an American Medical Association science report ers conference Monday While there are several types of li ppsomes the most widely tested con sists of multiple layers of fat ar ranged like the structure of an onion Liposomes can be used for target ing antifungal drugs because they are consumed by white blood cells called macrophages which infiltrate sites of infection said LopezBeres tein of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston His study involved a powerful anti fungal drug called amphotericinB Its use is limited by its side effects which include severe chills and fever Firemen Flunk In Test Of Skills KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia AP Many a face was red when a team of auxiliary firefighters taking part in an exhibition watched as the fire they were supposed to put out spread to a wider area the national news agency reported The firemen were showing off their skills Monday in response to an emergency during the launching of the Safely Month Campaign at the compound of the Chemical Company of Malaysia But instead of applause they got laughs They had tried to extinguish sever al burning planks in a drum of gaso line but the blaze instead spread to a grassy area the Bernama news agency said This would not have oc cured had the firemen used foam in stead of water said a Fire Services Department spokesman Weather Page 2A Medicare Plan May Be Repealed Page IB Council Annexes Fitch Medical Park Cloudy And Cool Tonight will be cloudy and cool The low will be in the mid 50s To morrow will be sunny and mild with a high in the mid 80s Please see Page 10A for details Deaths Betty Bosdell North Augusta Mrs Ercie A Ellis Asheville NC Cubie A Hill Jackson Louise Y Isdell North Augusta Ralph W Madison North Augusta Edward Scott Aiken John L Simmons Gloverville Willard Weeks Valdosta Ga Please see Page 10A for details Inside Today Bridge6B Calendar10B Classifieds4B Comics3B Crossword7B Cryptoquote5B DearAbby3B Local Front1B Obituaries10A Opinions6A Sports7A Television3B Weather10A Ajken County r Pubtif Library 2ufeeti Tuesday October 31989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 244 Embassy Closed By Flood Of Refugees By The Associated Press PRAGUE Czechoslovakia West Germany closed the doors of its jammed embassy today to hundreds of East Ger man refugees gathered outside after some 4000 streamed into the compound in hopes of following compatriots to the West In the West German capital of Bonn government officials said the Prague em bassy was closed at the request of the Red Cross because of sanitation problems Hundreds of East Germans waited out side the embassy today and more were arriving each hour Another 200 were es timated to have gathered at the West German embassy in Warsaw Poland The new influx of refugees began after East Berlin grudgingly allowed a week end rail exodus of 7000 East Germans who had sought asylum at Bonns mis sions in the Czechoslovak capital and Warsaw On Monday East Germanys Commu nist leaders demanded in a formal pro test that West Germany evict the new arrivals from its Prague embassy East German envoy Horst Neubauer delivering the protest to Chancellor Hel mut Kohls office complained that by harboring more refugees Bonn was re neging on the agreement that allowed the weekend passage Kohls spokesman Hans Klein denied any such conditions had been agreed upon And Peter Rothen a Foreign Min istry spokesman said West Germany never told the East Germans it would stop taking in East Germans seeking refuge Initially Czechoslovak police had cor doned off the Prague embassy and trun cheonwielding officers muscled away refugees At one point a West Germany embassy official intervened as police tried to pull off the compounds fence a refugee at tempting to scale it The refugee and an other who had been handcuffed to a bench were allowed entry East Germans have not needed special permission to travel to Czechoslovakia But refugees who arrived in Prague by train today said some families with chil dren were pulled off just before the bor der by East German authorities Others who had tried to cross illegally from Czechoslovakia into Hungary said they had been stopped by Czechoslovak border guards firing warning shots even when they were already on Hungar ian territory Injunction Pulls Plug On Power Vote Judges Order Stops Action til Oct 11 WANTING TO BE HEARD Members of the Aiken Electric Cooperative wanted to be heard on Councils Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth decision on a power franchise However an injunction halted action until an Oct 11 hearing jections Fail To Sway Council In Hangar Deal ByCARtLANGLEY Staff Writer Over the objections of the Aiken Air parts fixed base operator and two of its own members City Council Monday Bight voted to enter into a working agreement with Aiken developer Wei don Wyatt for a private hangar opera tion at the facility John C Harrington chief executive officer for Aiken Aviation Inc spoke for about 15 minutes in opposition to the lease agreement which will allow Wy att to city a month for pri vate basing rights In return Wyatt has agreed to con struct a hangar estimated to cost about and put in a taxiway at no ex pense to the city The city has the right to purchase the property at its depreci ated value if the lease is not renewed after its 20year life span CPleaseSee OBJECTIONS Page 3A Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth ADDRESSES THE ISSUE James M Holley Aiken city attorney speaks to Council and the audience on the power franchise issue By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aiken Electric Cooperative has pulled the plug on any immediate Aiken City Council vote on a hotly contested munici pal power rights ordinance that favors South Carolina Electric and Gas Co Lawyers for the cooperative blocked a planned public hearing and second read ing on the ordinance late Monday by hav ing a restraining order served against the city that forbids action on the issue until a hearing can be held The injunction issued by Circuit Judge John H Waller Jr had the effect of call ing off a planned public hearing and pos sible second vote on the ordinance and sent home a crowd estimated at close to 400 In his order the judge instructed the council to desist and refrain from taking any action regarding the enactment of a Related StoresPages 1B2B proposed ordinance which acts to assign regulate or otherwise affect any provider of electric service within the plaintiffs territory The ordinance which was given first reading last month offers a franchise agreement to Aiken Electric but desig nates as the principal power pro vider for the city and gives the private utility rights to all newly annexed power customers Judge Wallers order will remain in ef fect until a hearing scheduled for Oct 11 Meanwhile the cooperative and are expected to continue a fierce lobbying campaign to see who gets the right to provide power to growing devel opments both residential and commer cial the south side The cooperative claims it has invested million in anticipation of being the sole supplier through territorial rights but says it should be assigned customers coming into the city through future annexations City Attorney James M Holly who an nounced to a packed council chamber the legal action said the city will attempt to have the order lifted before the next council meeting on Oct 16 He added that the city was confident the order would be dismissed and the public hearing can be resumed Please See INJUNCTION Page 3A Displaced Students Another HurricaneCreated Problem By The Associated Press COLUMBIA As many as 114000 stu dents still have not returned to school fol lowing the havoc Hurricane Hugo wreaked in South Carolina and state edu cation officials are scrambling to keep those children from falling behind in their lessons State Superintendent Charlie Williams said Monday he had not decided what he would recommend to assure that stu dents affected by the storm would get as many days in the classroom as possible Under state law classes must be held 180 days a year Many of the students forced on vaca tion about 85000 attend public schools in Charleston Berkeley and Dor chester counties Williams said he has considered ex tending the hours of school days cancel ing some days off later in the year and holding classes on Saturday The sixday school week however is not a strong candidate he said State and local educators are dealing with stormrelated problems ranging from getting accurate inventories of equipment and textbooks to the safety of buildings that suffered damage Some schools in rural districts are still without electricity and roads are still being cleared of downed trees which prevent Please See DISPLACED Page 3A 30 Stores Lined Up For Business When Mall Opens Doors Next Week By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Thirty stores have signed contracts to open their doors at the new Aiken Mall Announced Monday the stores which include five large anchor stores repre sent a variety of different goods and services Small stores to open in the mall in clude GQ mens apparel Athletic Wearhouse which sells unisex apparel Claires Boutique Friedmans Jewelers and Keys Jewlers the Foot Locker La Porte Shoes Hammers Bootery and Shoe Show shoe stores Professional services offered at the mall will include Monfried Optical Su perstore The Hair Cuttery and Regis Hairstylists Located in the food court will be ChickFilA Chop Stix an oriental cooking restaurant the Great Ameri can Chocolate Chip Cookie Company and Luca Pizza The six specialty shops to locate in the mall include Atari Expo Disc Jockey records the Dollar Tree Electronics Boutique Toys Radio Shack The Coin Castle and Pattis Hallmark Shop In additon to the small stores which represent approximately half of the fa cilitys capacity five large anchor Please See 30 STORES Page 3A   

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