Aiken Standard, October 4, 1989

Aiken Standard

October 04, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 4, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports National League Playoffs Begin PagellA A Quick Read Second AIDS Virus Found On West Coast LOS ANGELES AP A second type of deadly AIDS virus has reached the West Coast where it was found in a West African man who of ten failed to wear condoms when he had sex with 20 to 40 women here since 1979 officials say This is the first case of HTV2 to our knowledge in the western United States said Dr David Ho director of the AIDS virology laboratory at CedarsSinai Medical Center HIV2 or human immunodefi ciency virus type 2 is common in West Africa but very rare in the United States where almost all of more than 105000 AIDS cases were caused by the HTV1 type The infected man a Los Angeles resident who moved here from Sier ra Leone in 1979 hasnt developed AIDS and chances are low that he infected his lovers said Dr Peter Kerndt AIDS epidemiology director at Los Angeles Countys Department of Health Services Weather Sunny And Mild Skies today will be sunny and mild with a high in the upper 70s to lower 80s Tonight will be cool and clear with a low in the mid60s Thursday will be mostly sunny and warm Please see Page 10A for details Deaths Howard N Collier III Conway James C DeVault New Ellenton Pearl Donaldson Washington DC Willie Garvin Jr Perry Ruth K Gilbert Saluda Jack E Schneider Graniteville Please see Page 10A for details Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote DearAbby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 10C 2C 8C 88 11C 9C 8B 1B 10A 1C 11A 8B 10A Page 2 A I Strikers Reject Boeing Contract Offer United Way 1989 Goal Total Contributions as of Monday Percentage of Goal 218 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 EXCELLENT START First reports show the United Way is off to an excellent start on this years goal For story please see Page 1B Defendant Pleads Guilty In Drug Trial Wednesday October 41989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 245 Aiken CoOp Pushed Ordinance By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A spokesman for Aiken Electric Coop erative said it is unfortunate the utility had to bring legal action against the Ai ken City Council in a power rights dis pute but it looked like has pushed that ordinance on them Jerry Pate a public affairs representa tive for the states rural electric coopera tives was explaining the reasons Tues day for a restraining order that blocks the Council from taking up a public hear ing on an ordinance establishing power rights The ordinance passed on first reading designates South Carolina Electric and Gas Co as the primary power supplier for the city limiting Aiken Electric to those customers it serves before annexation Monday night the Council was sup posed to have held a public hearing and second reading on the ordinance but the injunction has stalled the action and sends the issue into the courts We felt we had a business agreement with the city for some time and it looked like has pushed that ordinance on them said Pate The ordinance was promoting was going to cause harm to us Asked if the cooperative officials re gretted taking legal steps Pate said Absolutely We didnt want to do that but we saw no other choice because of the aggressive campaign was con ducting with the council J Sidney Ballentine in Aiken manag er for said his company had nothing to do with raising the franchise issue He said the franchise issue was first raised last December when Aiken Electric asked the City Council for such an agreement Ballentine said the city gave first read ing to an ordinance at that time then suspended action because of a suit involv ing the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Please See ABKEN Page 8A Noriega Survives Coup In Panama AP Laserphoto SOLO HOMER David Henderson right is greeted by teammate Mark McGwire after hitting a solo homerun for Oakland last night For story please see Page 11 A By The Associated Press PANAMA CITY Panama Gen Ma nuel Antonio Noriegas grip remained firm after his forces crushed a coup at tempt and an opposition leader said there would be no civil uprising because Panamanians are highly intimidated Troops enforced a nighttime curfew in Panama City early today on streets where forces loyal to Noriega on Tuesday quashed the second attempt in 18 months by dissidents in the military to oust the Defense Forces chief Noriega was quick to blame the revolt on the United States which has been try ing to oust the Defense Forces command er for more than 1 years The proof is that American troops closed access routes to the barracks just as they closed the PanAmerican High Noriega said on nationwide televi sion after the failed coup by what to be a small group of soldiers President Bush denied any role in the rebellion but reiterated that the United States would still like to see Noriega ousted I want to see democracy in Panama succeed he said in Washington Tuesday night White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the Bush administration had some advance word that a coup at tempt might be afoot Noriega was indicted on drug traffick ing charges in the United States in Febru ary 1988 but maintains those charges are part of a US plot to keep possession of the Panama Canal which reverts to Pan ama at the end of the century He also annulled May elections after international observers said his slate of candidates had lost by a landslide US troops moved into position only a STILL IN CHARGE Gen Noriegas supporters beat back coup few hundred yards from the fighting Tuesday and temporarily closed the main bridge over the canal but US spokesmen said those were only security measures The US troops did not take part in the fighting About 50000 Americans live in Pana ma including more than 12000 US mili tary personnel attached to the US South ern Command Although witnesses reported some deaths during the fighing Defense Forces spokesman Maj Edgardo Lopez would say only that a number of soldiers were wounded and refused to be more specific Please See NORIEGA Page 8A Riley Urges Visitors To Return As City Cleans Up By The Associated Press CHARLESTON Thirteen days after Hurricane Hugo smashed through Charleston an upbeat Mayor Joseph P Riley Jr is urging visitors to return again to the city which has survived storm earthquake and battle Weve bounced back from Hurricane Hugo and visitors should not cancel their plans to come to Charleston but should come right ahead said the mayor Riley who wore a Tshirt saying Charleston SC Were Going Strong said Tuesday that 90 percent ol the citys hotels have reopened and a nighttime curfew should be lifted shortly Our city is being cleaned and cleared of debris and huge numbers of businesses are opening every day he said More than 1000 truckloads of debris a day are being removed and life is getting back to normal in historic district in the city where the Civil War began A curfew remains in effect from 9 pm until 5 am This time returning visitors will have something new to see Come see the 200yearold buildings which withstood this centurys worst hur ricane the mayor suggested Meanwhile the US Army Corps of En gineers hoped today to finally link the mainland with barrier islands northeast of Charleston which have been isolated since the Sept 21 storm The storm left the Ben Sawyer Bridge a swing bridge Unking the mainland with Sullivans Island and the Isle of Palms tipped at a 45degree angle with one end submerged in the Intracoastal Waterway The bridge will stay permanently closed until the Highway Department can determine if the swing mechanism can be fixed so the bridge can swing open again for vessels on the waterway Please See RILEY Page 8A Senators Opt For Liberalized IRAs Over Capital Gains Cut By JIM LUTHER AP Tax Writer WASHINGTON An evenly divided Senate Finance Committee refused early today to reduce the tax on capital gains voting instead to liberalize Individual Re tirement Accounts in an effort to encour age saving The 1010 vote was split nearly along party lines but both sides agreed the bat tle will be fought again on the Senate floor perhaps later this week The vote came on an amendment by Sen Bob Packwood ROre to substitute a capital gains cut for the expanded IRAs that Chairman Lloyd Bentsen DTexas had written into the bill The Bush admin istration supports Packwoods plan The tie vote retained Bentsens plan to liberalize IRAs Each side argued that the others plan was more beneficial to those with higher incomes but there was little of the emo tional debate that marked House passage of a different capital gains cut and rejec tion of the same IRA proposal a week earlier The vote against the capital gains cut came as the committee completed work on a bill whose chief purpose is to reduce the 1990 federal budget deficit by about billion The bill was approved on a voice vote early today Most of the deficit reduction would come from a package of relatively minor revenue increases including permanent extension of the 3 percent tax on local and long distance telephone service The biggest single moneyraiser in the Please See SENATORS Page 8A Shortfall Expected in Funds Earmarked For Bailout By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The billion Con gress earmarked two months ago to res cue failed savings institutions may not be enough Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chairman L William Seidman said today It is possible that billion will prove to be an insufficient amount to deal with potential failures Seidman said in testimony prepared for the Sen ate Banking Committee But it is really much too early to make a reliable new prediction of loss he added Todays hearing was the first on the savings and loan bailout since Congress passed the legislation Aug 9 Also scheduled to testify were Feder al Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan Housing Secretary Jack Kemp and members of the Resolution Trust Corp created to close and sell failed thrifts Seidman whose agency operates the RTC said the government has taken control of 283 failed with bil lion in assets Of the 283 it has closed 24 small institutions and expects to sell five large institutions by next week Through August 1992 thrift regula tors may turn over another 300 to the RTC bringing the total failures to nearly 600 with combined assets exceed ing billion he said Those projections raise questions about the adequacy of the billion in RfTC funding Seidman said His comments throw the strongest doubt yet on whether taxpayers will eventually have to pay a second install Please See SHORTFALL Page 8A ;