Aiken Standard, October 3, 1989

Aiken Standard

October 03, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Oakland, Toronto Open Playoffs Page 8A A Quick Read Study: Fat Bubbles Help Fight Cancer HOUSTON (AP) — Cancer patients who cannot be treated for lethal 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-pez-Berestein. He reported a study of treating patients with the help of the fat bubbles, called liposomes, at an American Medical Association science reporters conference Monday. While there are several types of liposomes, the most widely tested consists of multiple layers of fat arranged like the structure of an onion. Liposomes can be used for targeting anti-fungal drugs because they are consumed by white blood cells called macrophages, which infiltrate sites of infection, said Lopez-Beres-tein, of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His study involved a powerful antifungal drug called amphotericin-B. 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 Safety Month Campaign at the compound of the Chemical Company of Malaysia. But instead of applause, they got laughs. They had tried to extinguish several burning planks in a drum of gasoline but the blaze instead spread to a grassy area, the Beraama news agency said. This would not have oc-cured had the firemen used foam instead of water, said a Fire Services Department spokesman. Weather Cloudy And Cool Tonight will be cloudy and cool. The low will be in the mid 50s. Tomorrow will be sunny and mild, with a high in the mid 80s. Please see Page TOA for details. Deaths Betty Bosdell, North Augusta Mrs. Ercie A. Ellis, Asheville, N.C. 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 Bridge...............................................OB Calendar..........................................10B Classifieds.........................................4B Comics..............................................3B Crossword.........................................78 Cryptoquote.......................................5B Dear Abby..........................................SB Local Front........................................18 Obituaries........................................10A Opinions............................................6A Sports................................................7A Television..........................................3B Weather...........................................10A Page 2A Aiken County WM* Library Page IB Council Annexes Fitch Medical Park - PubU* Library.AtkCitTuesday, October 3, 1989 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 German refugees gathered outside after some 4,000 streamed into the compound in hopes of following compatriots to the West. In the West German capital of Bonn government officials said the Prague embassy was closed at the request of the Red Cross because of sanitation problems. Hundreds of East Germans waited outside 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 weekend rail exodus of 7,000 East Germans who had sought asylum at Bonn’s missions in the Czechoslovak capital and Warsaw. On Monday, East Germany’s Communist leaders demanded in a formal protest that West Germany evict the new arrivals from its Prague embassy. East German envoy Horst Neubauer, delivering the protest to Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s office, complained that by harboring more refugees Bonn was re neging on the agreement that allowed the weekend passage. Kohl’s spokesman, Hans Klein, denied any such conditions had been agreed upon. And Peter Rothen, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, said West Germany “never told the East Germans it would stop taking in East Germans seeking refuge.” Initially, Czechoslovak police had cordoned off the Prague embassy and truncheon-wielding officers muscled away refugees. At one point, a West Germany embassy official intervened as police tried to pull off the compound’s fence a refugee at tempting to scale it. The refugee and another 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 children were pulled off just before the border 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 Hungarian territory. Injunction Pulls Plug On Power Vote Judge's Order Stops Action Until Oct. ll WANTING TO BE HEARD: Members of the Aiken Electric Cooperative wanted to be heard on Council’s Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth decision on a power franchise. However, an injunction halted action until an Oct. 11 hearing. Objections Fail To Sway Council In Hangar Deal By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer ,<■ Over the objections of the Aiken Airport’s fixed base operator and two of its own members, City Council Monday night voted to enter into a working agreement with Aiken developer Weldon Wyatt for a private hangar operation 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 Wyatt to pay the city $450 a month for private basing rights. In return, Wyatt has agreed to construct a hangar estimated to cost about $250,000 and put in a taxiway at no expense to the city. The city has the right to purchase the property at its depreciated value if the lease is not renewed after its 20-year life span. (Please See OBJECTIONS, Page SA) 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 municipal power rights ordinance that favors South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. Lawyers for the cooperative blocked a planned public hearing and second reading on the ordinance late Monday by having 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 calling off a planned public hearing and possible 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 Stores....................Pages IB, 2B proposed ordinance which acts to assign, regulate or otherwise affect any provider of electric service within the plaintiff’s territory.” The ordinance, which was given first reading last month, offers a franchise agreement to Aiken Electric, but designates SCE&G as the principal power provider for the city and gives the private utility rights to all newly annexed power customers. Judge Waller’s order will remain in effect until a hearing scheduled for Oct. ll. Meanwhile, the cooperative and SCE&G are expected to continue a fierce lobbying campaign to see who gets the right to provide power to growing developments — both residential and commercial — in the south side. The cooperative claims it has invested $44 million in anticipation of being the sole supplier through territorial rights, but SCE&G says it should be assigned customers coming into the city through future annexations. City Attorney James M. Holly, who announced 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 Hurricane-Created Problem By The Associated Press COLUMBIA — As many as 114,000 students still have not returned to school following the havoc Hurricane Hugo wreaked in South Carolina, and state education 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 students 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 vacation — about 85,000 — attend public schools in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Williams said he has considered extending the hours of school days, canceling some days off later in the year and holding classes on Saturday. The six-day school week, however, is not a strong candidate, he said. State and local educators are dealing with storm-related 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, represent a variety of different goods and services. Small stores to open in the mall include: GQ men’s apparel; Athletic Wearhouse, which sells unisex apparel; “Afterthoughts”; Claire’s Boutique, Friedman’s Jewelers and Rey’s Jewlers; the Foot Locker, La Porte Shoes; Hammer’s Bootery and Shoe Show shoe stores. Professional services offered at the mall will include: Monfried Optical Superstore, The Hair Cluttery and Regis Hairstylists. Located in the food court will be Chick-Fil-A; Chop Stix, an oriental cooking restaurant; the Great American 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, K&K Toys; Radio Shack; The Coin Castle and Patti’s Hallmark Shop. In additon to the small stores, which represent approximately half of the facility’s capacity, five large anchor (Please See 30 STORES, Page 3A) ;

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