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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports USC Ranked In Top 25 Page 9A A Quick Read Pumpkin Growers Effort Thwarted HARVARD HI AP Lany Da vidson lavished months of attention on one prickly vine in hopes of grow ing the Great Pumpkin but was dis appointed when plants he gave less water and manure produced greater gourds I spend so much time pampering one plant and it doesnt cooperate grumbled the owner of Larry David son Sons Giant Pumpkins He had sheltered his favored seed ling with a tent warmed it with a space heater encouraged it with a grow light dumped 1600 gallons of water on it and monitored it with a thermostat The chosen seed turned into a 250 pound pumpkin but others on David sons eightacre farm grew larger Davidson who claims to have the largest selection of giant pumpkins for sale in the Midwest says its not the first time hes been thwarted in his efforts to nurture the biggest pumpkin in the world Cocaine Prices Rise In Many Areas WASHINGTON AP Cocaine prices went up in parts of the United States as Colombia cracked down on drug traffickers but its too soon to predict whether recent US seizures will force the cost up even further law enforcement officials say Miami has shown the greatest price increase going from to for a kilo of cocaine before the crackdown to today accord ing to MetroDade Police Detective George Reyes Along the Mexican border in south ern Texas the price of a kilo recently jumped to to after re maining steady for about a year at to said Armando Ra mirez the Drug Enforcement Ad ministrations resident agent in charge of the Brownsville office In Los Angeles Sgt Tim Beard of the County Sheriffs Office says co caine prices range from a kilo for someone buying 10 kQos or more to for a novice buyer At the same time Steve Georges of the DEA in Los Angeles says the per kilo price is to an in crease of to from a year ago Weather Clear Skies Clear skies are forecast tonight The low will be in the lower 40s Sun ny skies are forecast Tuesday The high will be in the mid 70s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Gladys M Cobb North Augusta Cynthia R Hill Beech Island Dewey Newman Martinez Ruth H Paysinger Greenwood Kermit J Prather Augusta Charles L White Decatur Ga Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge5B Calendar2B Classifieds3B Comics8A Crossword6B Cryptoquotel4B Dear Abby8A Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports9A Television8A Weather6A Page 2A Hungary HardLiners Oppose Change mjetic uWiMf Page IB Evening Of Wine And Roses Held Monday October 91989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 250 Protesters Sentenced By Authorities Hundreds Jailed By East Germany By The Associated Press BERLIN East German authorities tried and sentenced to jail many of the hundreds of protesters arrested during weekend antigovernment demonstra tions in a halfdozen cities West German television said today Meanwhile East Germany began let Horse Povwer Victory ting Western tourists back into East Ber lin after keeping them out since Thurs day during ceremonies marking the states 40th anniversary West Berlin offi cials said On Sunday riot police used clubs and dogs to attack thousands of demonstra tors rallying for democratic reform out side an East Berlin church in a second day of protests against their Communist governments intransigence The peaceful protesters shouted We want freedom and No violence as se curity forces broke up a sitin after a vigil at the Protestant Gethsemane Church Staff Photo By Scott Webster IN CONTROL Rick Whitehead of Horse Power Farms tries to get control as teammate Lito Salentino follows up behind him Avantis Charlie Bostwick left is also in on the action Horse Power Farms won the Medical College of Georgias Childrens Classic 108 Sunday afternoon Please see story on Page9A New Church Program Set To Aid Hurricane Victims By The Associated Press CHARLESTON Churches around the country can help South Carolina rebuild by adopting a family victimized by Hurri cane Hugo Gov Carroll Campbell said in one of his first speeches since the storm hit Sept 21 This longterm recovery process is going to take longterm support Camp bell told about 300 members of the Citadel Square Baptist Church in downtown Charleston Sunday Many families have lost everything They are not going to bounce back from those circumstances he said Its go ing to take months and maybe years for some of them to get back on their feet In South Carolina 24 counties and 18 million people were affected as Hugo rolled through the state Sept 21 killing 18 and causing an estimated billion to billion in damage Campbell has held several news con ferences since the storm but Sunday was the first time he spoke about the storm in person to a formal gathering of Charles ton residents Services at the 134yearold church in downtown Charleston which itself suf Relief Funds Roiling InPagelB fered some in roof window and other damage were taped for broadcast on the American Christian Television System Campbell used the opportunity to pro mote the AdoptAFamily program an nounced last week as a means of Unking individual congregations with families affected by the hurricane He urged all willing churches to con tact their South Carolina counterparts which in turn would put them in touch with troubled families The churches are needed the Republi can governor said to provide spiritual material and moral support for up to a year Campbells wife Iris who conceived the plan said church leaders are support ive But she said many congregations would consider the program for the first time Sunday and it was top early to tell how many congregations will participate Well be back Campbell told his au dience With the spirit now in this state Please See NEW Page 12A beating demonstrators and chasing them into side streets Police seized between 30 and 100 peo ple according to Hessische Rundfunk ra dio in Frankfurt Several people were injured The latest arrests came after hundreds were detained in protests Saturday in East Berlin Leipzig Dresden Jena Potsdam and Plauen Some estimates put the number arrested at more than 1000 in East Berlin alone Many of those arrested have been giv en summary trials and sentenced to pris on terms of up to six months West Ger manys ARD television said today It did not give a more precise estimate ARD said demonstrations had also oc curred in KarlMarx Stadt East German officials gave no reports of arrests or injuries As it marks its 40th anniversary East Germany is in the throes of the most seri ous street demonstrations since Soviet tanks and troops put down a workers re volt in 1953 Please See PROTESTERS Page 12A Nobel In Medicine Goes To Americans By The Associated Press STOCKHOLM J Michael Bishop and Harold E Varmus won the Nobel Prize in medicine today for their discovery of a family of genes that has helped scientists understand how cancer develops Bishop 53 and Varmus 49 work in the Department of Microbiology and Immu nology at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco I was stunned said Bishop who lives in Belvedere outside San Francisco Varmus said he was sleeping when he heard the news on the radio I didnt know if it was a false alarm or they got my name confused not having talked to anyone directly he said from his home in San Francisco As we say in science I needed confirmation of the information The 50member Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute Swedens largest and oldest medical university cited the researchers for their discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes Their 1976 work on oncogenes which control the division and growth of cells helped understand how malignant tu mors develop the citation said The discovery also widened our in sight into the complicated signal systems which govern the normal growth of cells the assembly said Oncogenic virus was discovered as ear ly as 1916 although it was not known as such until nearly 50 years later Bishop and Varmus published the re markable conclusion that the oncogene in Please See NOBEL Page 12A Space Shuttle Countdown Starts Despite Protests By The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL Fla The countdown for this weeks planned launch of space started today despite the promise of antinuclear activists to sit on the launch pad if neces sary to block a payload that carries ra dioactive plutonium Electrical power flowed into the shut tles systems as the clock began ticking at 8 am If a federal judge approves Atlantis is to lift off at pm Thursday with five astronauts who are to dispatch the nucle arpowered Galileo spacecraft to explore the planet Jupiter The National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided to begin the count on schedule this morning even though a decision is pending on a lawsuit by three citizens groups seeking a tem porary restraining order to halt the launch The groups contend that an ex plosion on liftoff could spread cancer causing plutonium particles over a large area of eastcentral Florida NASA officials say the two nuclear powered generators aboard Galileo have been thoroughly tested and that flying them poses minimal health and environ mental risks US District Judge Oliver Gasch scheduled oral arguments on the suit for Tuesday in Washington This is the first time anyone has gone to court to stop a space launch The space agency said it could stop the countdown at the 11hour mark for sever al days to await the judges decision if I necessary The Galileo probe must be launced by Nov 21 or Jupiter will no longer be in the right position If the deadline is missed Please See SPACE Page 12A Plenty Of Entertainment Planned For Mall Opening By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer The opening of the Aiken Mall on Wednesday wfil start a twoweeklong celebration that will include live music and other performances Intended to reach out to young and old alike the performances will include en tertainment from a comedy duo to marionettes The live entertainment wul start at 6 pm Wednesday when The Pilgrims an awardwinning quartet takes the stage Along with their fivepiece band Shan ondoah the group has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry and has been the fea tured act with Charlie Daniels Hank Williams Jr and the Oak Ridge Boys The comedy team of Jim Mulleague and Tom Saaristo will appear at the mall on Wednesday and Thursday The pair will present a portrayal of world famous comedians Stan Laurel and Oli ver Hardy John Tudor ap pearing as Mr Fantasy will take the stage at the Aiken Mall on Friday Appearing at the mall on Friday Oct 20 will be The New Dixie Harmony Bri gade division champions and members of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Maurice Williams who recently re ceived a platinum album for the more than 13 million copies of the Dirty Dancing sound track containing his 1960s hit will appear at the Ai ken Mall on Saturday at noon Stay was number one through the summer of 1960 and established Maurice and the Zo diacs as one of the top performing groups in the country On Sunday at 3 pm Lori Harris will bring her ventriloquist act and musical talents to the mall The Columbia Marionette Theater will present Way Out West at the mall on Thursday Oct 19 and Friday Oct 20 with shows both days at 11 am 2 pm and 5pm On Oct 20 at 7 pm the Silver Dollar Band will take the stage at the Aiken Mall The four piece group is from Leesville   

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