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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 21, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Prep Scores Aiken Thurmond 32 8 South Aiken Keenan 21 0 Greenwood19 Midland Volley3 North Augusta14 OrangeburgWilkinson 7 Silver Bluff17 Edisto7 WagenerSaiiey HKTyler 34 12 WiilistonEIko RSMonetta 33 12 A Quick Read Robber Tips Victim For Being Generous DULUTH Minn AP A securi ty systems owner says he was robbed at knifepoint by a woman who took about but gave him back and thanked him for being most generous I got a tip for being robbed Charles Grubb said Thursday Grubb who sells security systems for homes and businesses said hell use his experience in his sales pitch The message is he said it can happen to anyone Mickey Mouse Back In Soviet Comics MOSCOW AP Mickey Mouse is coining back to the Soviet Union this time in the form of comic books According to a report Friday ui the newspaper Trud the Walt Disney character will appear in Russian lan guage comic books published by a SovietDanish joint venture The comic will be issued four times a year by the Soviet publisher of Physical Culture and Sports and Gut tenberghus an international subsid iary of Disney Trud said Woollies On Winter Early Kick Late Bite BEATTYVILLE Ky AP Who needs the National Weather Service with Rosemary Kilduff around to keep an eye on woolly worms The Beattyville woman Friday predicted in an annual survey that winter in central Appalachia will have an early kick and a late bite because the fuzzy caterpillars were mostly black on the ends and brown in the middle Mrs Kilduff said her forecasts are remarkably accurate Last year she predicted a milder than usual winter that proved to be true Weather Mostly Sunny Mostly sunny skies are forecast to day Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and cold The high will be in the 60s and the low will be in the 30s Please see Page 7A for details Deaths Inez Lawter Ware Shoals Andy A Seigler West Columbia Please see Page 7A for details Inside Today Calendar12B Classifieds6B ComicsSB Cryptoquote7B DearAbby58 Local Front9A Opinions4A Sports1B Stocks11A Television5B Weather7A Astronauts Study 2A School Receives 9A Aiken South Carolina Court Clears Way For Power Pact Vote By CARL LANGLEY And PHILIP LORD Staff Writers The state Supreme Court has cleared the way for Aiken City Council to vote on a controversial municipal power rights ordinance favoring South Carolina Elec tric and Gas Co Friday the court dismissed an injunc tion issued by Circuit Judge John H Wal ler Jr on Oct 2 that blocked the council from acting on the ordinance The injunction had been obtained by Aiken Electric Cooperative which is in volved in a dispute with the city and over municipal power allocations I feel good about the ruling said City Manager Roland Windham At least the city council has the right to make a deci sion whatever decision they are going to make Windham added that the city was try ing to determine whether or not a circuit judge had the right to stop council from voting on an ordinance Thats what we were looking for he said I think it the Supreme Courts ruling is a clarification of the councils powers which we had felt existed all along Windham said A Supreme Court spokesman informed city attorney James M Holly at midday Friday that the panel had voided the ac tion taken by Judge Waller What the court is saying is that the injunction should not have been issued in the first place Holly said He added It is unfortunate that the proceedings have been delayed this long and that what I consider taxpayers mon ey has been wasted in having to litigate this all the way up to the state Supreme Court Although no exact figure was avail able Holly said that several thousand dollars had been spent in legal actions Aiken Electric which took legal action against the city because it felt it was los ing territory it was promised under a 1973 stateapproved agreement said in a pre pared statement it would accept the defeat Please See COURT Page 8A FATAL ACCIDENT Phii Clarke of the Aiken County Emergency Medical Services prepares the jawsoflife to Staff Photo By Scott Webster free one of the victims of Fridays fatal accident Both victims were trapped in their wrecked cars Collision Claims 2 On USI By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer A headon collision on US 1 north of Aiken claimed the lives of two men Fri day afternoon The accident which occurred around pm 2 miles from Aiken killed Billy Paul Finley 55 Chesterfield St Aiken and John Wesley Dew 36 West Colum bia said Aiken County Coroner Sue Townsend Finley was traveling south on US 1 in his 1981 Chevrolet Citation and Dew was traveling north in his 1985 Ford Ltd when one of the cars crossed the center line on a curve south of the Aiken Municipal Air port said Sgt Julian Thigpen of the South Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt Thigpen declined to reveal which motorist was at fault until the investiga tion is completed I do not suspect alcohol was in volved Mrs Townsend said The accident which destroyed both Please See COLLISION Page 8A East Germans Keep Up Pressure On New Leader By The Associated Press BERLIN More than 10000 prode mocracy supporters staged a rally in an East German city opposition leaders said Friday in the latest sign that activ ists will keep up the pressure on the coun trys new leader Members of the outlawed prodemocra cy group New Forum said the rally was held in three churches in the city of Zittau Thursday night and thousands also gath ered on the citys market square Loudspeakers were set up so the crowd outside could hear a debate on reform going on in one of the churches said An dreas Schoenfelder a New Forum mem ber in Zittau A West German official meanwhile rejected conditions set by East Germa nys new leader Egon Krenz for the pos sible loosening of travel for East Ger mans to the West Krenz said Thursday a new law would be drafted to expand travel rights but he made it clear that substantial economic and political hurdles stood in the way of letting everyone travel West Many East Germans say lack of travel freedoms is one of the worst hardships of the tightly controlled society It has been one of the main causes of the exodus of tens of thousands of East Germans this year to the West Krenz said the government is drafting a new law that could ultimately ease travel abroad including to the West and allow all East Germans to possess a pass port But he said the biggest obstacle to freer travel to the West is Bonns Germa nys refusal to recognize East German citizenship East German leaders say economic problems also pose considerable obsta cles because East Germans need West German currency for the visits East Germans cannot now go to a bank and exchange East German marks for West German ones Dorothee Wilms who heads West Ger manys Ministry for InterGerman Rela tions said Friday that Bonn will not change its position on the East German Please See EAST GERMANS Page 8A Stunned President Vows No Red Tape For Bay ByTOMRAUM Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO President Bush inspected the ravages of the Northern California earthquake Friday breathing a single word Jesus when he got his first look at the collapsed freeway still covering uncounted bodies He promised allout federal help with no red tape Its been a very moving day the president said at the end of a fourhour tour of the region that gave him first hand look at some of the areas that were hardest hit by the quake Bush said he was willing to do whats needed to be done as he faced repeated questions from local officials about how much recovery money the government would provide and when But he of fered no details on the size of the federal contribution to relief efforts San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos one of three mayors accompanying the presi dent on his tour told him We need fast action We need checks written on the spot We will do what is necessary to fulfill our responsibility said the president flanked by state and federal officials Bush said that government officials on all levels needed to cooperate that weve got to work with each other In terms of what it will cost I dont know he said But he added that Wash ington will work with local and state gov ernments to see the suffering is alleviat We need fast action We need checks written on the spot San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos ed the restoration begins Transportation Secretary Samuel Skin ner newly designated to head federal quakerecovery efforts promised the US government was prepared to play a very very major role in helping California Accompanied by state officials as well as the mayors of San Francisco Oakland and Alameda Bush flew over some of the hardesthit areas by helicopter and visit ed the collapsed doubledecker express way in Oakland in which an unknown number of rushhour motorists are feared still entombed He also visited San Francisco and in spected damage in the coastal city of Santa Cruz near the epicenter of Tues days powerful earthquake The president said the most touching moment of his visit was when he talked to the doctor who rescued young Julio Berumen from a crushed car The doctor had to amputate the boys leg to get him free Please See BUSH Page 8A Staff Photo By David Kidwell FUN AT THE FAIR Gary Gilbert of Aiken ignores the cold weather as he enjoys a rubber duck game at the Aiken Jaycees County Fair The fair continues today and Sunday For the story please see Page 9A   

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