Aiken Standard, October 14, 1989

Aiken Standard

October 14, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 14, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Aiken Keenan 34 7 North Augusta Lexington 22 8 Airport Midland Valley Strom Thurmond Columbia 14 ill 19 9 Silver Bluff AllendaleFairfax 14 6 DenmarkOlar WagenerSalley 33 Wardlaw Sea island 35 0 WillistonEIko North 28 6 South Aiken HHRoberts 29 12 RSMonetta BlackvilleHilda 17 14 A Quick Read Czech Rhinos Going To Zoo In San Diego PRAGUE Czechoslovakia AP Three rare white rhinos from a zoo in Czechoslovakia were en route Friday to the San Diego Zoo the official CTK news agency reported We consider this a goodwill ges ture a contribution to the general improvement in relations between our two countries said Vaclav Ku bicek deputy director of the Dvur Kralove Zoo Money plays no role here In 1975 Josef Vaguer brought the first six white rhinos to Czechoslova kia from Zaire gradually creating the largest such herd in captivity It is estimated that there are no more than 17 white rhinos living free ly in Central Africa CTK reported Keeping the only big herd in isola tion is risky and so it was decided to share our females with San Diego Kubicek said San Diego is not only the richest zoo with perfect subtropical climate but the scientific potential there is excellent as well Kubicek said The Dvur Kralove zoo will receive gorillas from the San Diego Zoo in exchange for the rhinos Kubicek said Weather Partly Cloudy Skies will be partly cloudy today with highs in the mid 80s Sunny skies are forecast for Sunsday with a high in the upper 80s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Rosa W Carter Sumter Izzetta P Grant Belvedere George T Livingston Salley Raymond H Pope Aiken Caroline W Salley Coatenville Pa Lottie B Tavelle Aiken Raymond H Pope Aiken Lou A Wingard Aiken Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Calendar11B Classifieds58 Comics9A Crossword7B Cryptoquote6B DearAbby9A Local Front7A Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports1B Stocks8A Television9A Weather6A Virus Strikes 2A SATURDAY Damage Angers 7A AIKEN PL3LSC LlDRABY October 14 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 255 Massive Sell off Rocks Stock Market By CHET CURRIER AP Business Writer NEW YORK The biggest selloff since the crash of 1987 rocked the stock market Friday driving prices into a free fall decline following news that a big buyout deal for UAL Corp had fallen through The sudden slide came almost exactly two years after a similar Fridayafter noon rout that preceded Black Monday on Oct 191987 But many Wall Streeters insisted it was far too soon to declare that another col lapse was in the making The Dow Jones average of 30 indus trials plunged 19058 points or 691 per cent to 256926 That marked its second biggest point drop ever exceeded only by the 508point loss recorded on Black Monday On Monday of this week the average stood at a record closing high of 279141 The market had been retreating steadi ly but gradually for most of Fridays ses sion until the group planning to buy UAL said it had been unable to get enough bank financing for the transaction it had planned That quickly cast a pall over shares of UAL and other companies that have been involved in or are planning debtfinanced deals Brokers said the news touched a partic ularly sensitive nerve among traders who had been worried lately about prob lems in the market for highyielding junk bonds Earlier the Labor Department report ed that the producer price index of fin ished goods rose 09 percent in Septem ber abruptly reversing a series of declines through the summer months CRUISING On a nice day for a drive cruising takes on a faster and more thrilling meaning for Staff Photo By Scott Webster Marsha Bridges 12 and Miranda Wood 7 as they race their gocart around a lot off Linden Street Bush Sets Sights On Noriega Ouster By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON President Bush is sued a new call Friday for the overthrow of Panamanian ruler Manuel Antonio Noriega saying I wouldnt mind using force if it could be done in a prudent man ner But he emphasized he was not of fering a blanket commitment of Ameri can troops Ten days after an uprising against the Panamanian general was crushed Bush vigorously defended his handling of the situation rejecting criticism from Demo crats and Republicans alike over his re fusal to provide US military assistance He seemed particularly disturbed by charges that he abandoned the rebels leaving them on their own after publicly exhorting the Panamanian military to oust Noriega Bush said that was a stu pid argument that some very erudite peo ple make At a hurriedly called news conference Bush also addressed politically charged issues in Congress He said He opposes federal funding of abor tions for poor women who are victims of rape and incest but holds out hopes for a congressional compromise that would avoid a veto on my part He said he would see if there is room for flexibili ty when Senate and House negotiators work out a compromise version of a bill that now would allow such federal payments s He will permit a bill outlawing flag burning to become law without his signa ture I dont think its enough Bush said renewing his call for a constitution al amendment along the same lines but Please See BUSH Page 5A The UAL news was the trigger for the whole thing said Newton Zinder an an alyst at Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc Also its October Memories of 1987 are still very vivid But this time its different asserted Jim Craig portfolio manager of the Ja nus Fund and the Janus Venture Fund two Denverbased mutual funds who said he was a heavy buyer of selected stocks late Friday Interest rates have been on the de cline and nontakeoverrelated stocks are not overvalued Craig said Volume on the New York Stock Ex change totaled 25117 million shares up Please See MASSIVE Page 5A NPR Felt Secure In Aiken Nucleor Reactors Reviewed By DOE From Staff and Wire Reports The Energy Department is quietly re considering key parts of an billion blueprint for modernizing the nuclear weapons complex including plans to build new nuclear reactors in Idaho and South Carolina officials said Friday Also being reviewed is a recommenda tion in the December 1988 blueprint known as the 2010 Report that a new generation plant to convert fuelgrade plutonium to weapon grade material be built at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory near Idaho Falls Idaho Christopher Simpson press secretary to US Sen Strom Thurmond RSC re leased a brief statement from the senator concerning the blueprint report In the eight years I have been working to bring the NPR to Savannah River Sitie there have been innumerable evaluations and reassessments said Sen Thur mond This is good and healthy for the Department of Energy and our nuclear defense industry The decision has been made to build the NPR at Savannah River however and this will not change as long as I am the senior senator Meanwhile another Washington spokesman indicated there is nothing to be concerned about as far as the planned construction of a new generation of nucle ar reactors at the Savannah River Site Jay Hyde press spokesman for US Rep Butler Derrick DC said The congressman is confident the Nuclear Production Reactor will be built at the Savannah River Site As recently as June 27 said Hyde the congressman was told by the direc tor of the DOEs new production reactor Please See NPR Page 5A Mission Of Mercy Turns Into Misery BY CAROL WOODWARD Staff Writer Friday the 13th proved to be a badluck day for two Emergen cy Service Technicians who were delivering a patient to Aiken Nursing Home Lisa Fountain and Catrin Johnson EMTs with University Hospital in Augusta were transporting a patient from the Veter ans Administration Hospital in Augusta to Aiken Nursing Home at about 4 pm Friday While the EMTs were taking the patient into the nursing home two black males approached the parked ambulance reached in and grabbed the womens purses Ms Fountain chased the two suspects on foot while Ms John son reported the incident The bloodhound team from the Aiken Department of Public Safely was called to track the suspects I chased them for awhile until they ran across the street and into some woods Ms Fountain said I never saw their faces only their backs as they ran away I just want my pocketbook backit has my car keys in it The suspects ran from DuPont Drive crossed Rutland Drive and ran into a wooded area owned by Mathis Realty of North Augusta The two ADPS bloodhounds tracked the suspects to a housing development near Union Baptist Church near Balltown which is located off SC 19 and backs up to the wooded area on Rutland Please See MISSION Page 5A v Staff Photo By Scott Webster SADDENED BY LOSS The faces of Lisa Fountain left and Catrin Johnson reflect their loss as they wait hopefully for the return of their purses I ;