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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 8, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Shorter Seasons In NCAA Future Page 8A Page2A New Orleans Flooding Kilts Toddler Page 1B Windham Honored By Group A Quick Read Spud Trust To Sell Chips In Soviet Union WASHINGTON AP The idea may sound a little flaky but Ed and Fritzi Cohen and their Russian part ners insist they can turn a profit on a joint venture to make upscale or ganic potato chips in the Soviet Union What you call a potato chip is al most unknown in the Soviet Union said Valeri Perekhvatov one of two Soviet partners who signed a joint venture protocol Tuesday with the Cohens We believe that potato chips are a good snack especially after you have had a glass of vodka he told a news conference called to announce the venture the Kartoshka Trust which translates from Russian roughly as the Spud Trust The Kartoshka Trust plans to start small selling about 100 tons of chips annually to a very different market than served by the Cohens Tabard Farm Potato Chips Prisoner Escapes For Second Time ROCK HILL AP Investigators were trying to determine if four offi cers followed procedures at the York County Detention Center the night a prisoner escaped making the sec ond time the same man has escaped from the same jail The department planned to decide today what disciplinary action may be taken against the detention center officers who were involved when Robert D Curlee 24 of Maury NC escaped sometime Sunday night or Monday morning He is believed to have used two hacksaw blades to cut through wire mesh and bars in his cells ceiling vent and through the roof Curlee was was serving a sentence for burglary at the same jail on May 12 when he and two other inmates escaped by overpowering an officer The two other inmates were later recaptured Curlee also previously escaped from a North Carolina prison but de tails were not immediately available A pickup truck stolen from a home near the detention center was found Monday afternoon in Statesville NC In the truck were green cover alls which officials believe belonged to Curlee Weather Rain Continues Rain is forecast tonight with a low in the upper 50s Tomorrow will be cooler with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms The high will be in the 70s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Perry Abney Jr Aiken Eugene J Carter North Augusta George S Chance Augusta Charles V Clifton New Ellenton Wayne Dotterer North Augusta Albert A Duncan Aiken Freddie Essaw St Matthews George F Lucas Aiken Arnold Polland Aiken Please see Page 6A for detail Inside Today Bridge8B Calendar9C Classifieds6B Comics3C Crossword9B Cryptoquote7B DearAbby3C Local Front16 Obituaries6A Opinions1C Sports8A Television3C Weather6A AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC 435 NEWBERRYST AIKEN Wednesday Novembers 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 280 E German Crisis Forces Resignations Politburo Takes Blame For Spreading Unrest By NESHA STARCEVIC Associated Press Writer BERLIN East Germanys ruling Po litburo resigned today at the urging of new Communist leader Egon Krenz to take responsibility for conditions that prompted massive street protests and the exodus of tens of thousands The official news agency ADN an ounced the resignation in a brief dis patch Eight seats on the 21seat body had already been vacated in the month since the unrest exploded as the country marked its 40th anniversary The resignation which had been ex pected came a day after the 44member Cabinet resigned en masse Krenz now faces the task of filling the Politburo with people who will attempt to meet some demands of prodemocracy activists while also heeding his repeated admonition that the Communist Party will remain firmly in control In West Germany Chancellor Helmut Kohl called on East Germanys Commu nist Party to surrender its monopoly on power approve free elections and clear the way for economic reforms With this condition I am also ready to discuss a new dimension in our economic aid Kohl told a session of Parliament The federal government in Bonn has several times offered East Germany sub stantial new financial support if wide ranging reforms are embraced ADN said Krenz suggested the Polit buro resign so that the responsibility for the current situation can be made clear Please See E GERMAN Page 4A Block Holds Slim Edge In Historic Vote By DONALD M ROTHBERG AP Political Writer L Douglas Wilder of Virginia cele brating an offyear Democratic surge claimed a razorthin breakthrough today as the nations first elected black gover nor David Dinkuis was elected New York Citys first black mayor and said voters had responded with the voice of hope here and in Virginia The volatile politics of abortion hurt Republicans throughout the campaign and powered an electionday nightmare that extended to New Jersey where Democratic Rep James Florio re claimed the governorship for his party and the Democrats also regained control of the Assembly Just as significant as the prochoice po litical turnout was the extension of black political success in Americas large city halls Led by Dinkins blacks also suc ceeded white mayors in Seattle Cleve land New Haven Conn and Durham NC The main event of the day was in Vir ginia where Republican J Marshall Coleman trailed Wilder by 7700 votes of more than 17 million cast in the unoffi GOP Wins Contested City Races By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Republicans Michael Anaclerio and Robert S Skipper Perry Jr were suc cessful Tuesday in defeating Democrat Ronald A Ronnie Maxwell to capture the two atlarge seats up for grabs in the Aiken City Council Election Incumbent Councilwoman Lessie B Price a Democrat and newcomer Re publican Eric M Radford were success ful in their unopposed bids for seats in Districts 2 and 4 Only 2115 percent of the 11509 regis tered voters in the city cast ballots in the election A total of 2434 votes were cast in the election The election results are unofficial until they are certified on Thursday Councilman Anaclerio who has served six years on council received 1526 votes in the contest 3696 percent of the ballots cast Perry captured an atlarge seat on the city council with 1317 ballots Perry who received 3190 percent of the votes cast served 16 years on the council before he lost the 1988 mayoral race to Mayor H Odell Weeks Maxwell lost his seat to Perry by cap Please See GOP Page 4A AP Laserphoto WINNING HUG Virgina gubernatoria1 candidate Douglas Wiidei gets a hug from Jeannie Baliles as her husband Gov Gerald Baliles watches cial final vote count With all precincts counted Wilder had 889869 votes and Coleman had 882137 votes Wilder claimed victory telling jubilant supporters in the capital of the old Con federacy The people of Virginia have Please See BLACK Page 4A Unofficial Aiken Council Results By Precinct Large Michael Large Ronald A Large Robert S Perry 2 unopposed Lessie B 4 unopposed Eric M Radford 252 o tf v t jOt 05 r B ty yr Q w f o f 1 215 t Staff Graphic by Melissa Culp New Law Defines Nuisance One Complaint Could Lead To Prosecution By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Community cleanups can start with a single voice of protest if a nuisance ordi nance approved by the Aiken County Councils Judicial and Public Safety Committee Tuesday night becomes law The ordinance sponsored by District 3 Council member LaWana McKenzie Related StoriesPages 1B2B would operate within the framework of newly approved state laws expanding the police powers of county governments Basically the statute would make it un lawful for any person to maintain proper ty in such a way or to conduct business in such a way so as to be injurious or deleterious to the public health safety welfare or morals of the citizens of Aiken County Unlike the countys unfit dwelling ordi nance which requires multiple com plaints from different citizens residing within a specific area the nuisance ordi nance which will get first reading on Nov 21 takes only a single complaint Its a strong ordinance and a whole new area County Administrator W Scott Barnes remarked during commit tee discussion of the proposed law Mrs McKenzie said It allows the community to promote cleanups It gives them the option The nuisance list according to commit tee members and county staff can in clude everything from nightclubs playing loud music and pornographic video shops to junked cars stored on private property and buildings allowed to fall into disrepair The ordinance language orders the county administrator or his designee to begin an investigation upon receipt of a nuisance complaint to determine if there is a reasonable basis for further explo ration of the complaint Also it provides that the administrator or his agent can voluntarily abate the nuisance or correct the sitution but if this is not possible the administrator or his agent can bring the matter before the full council County Council then would instruct a standing committee to conduct a hearing and report its findings The council can accept the report or schedule another hearing this one before the ninemem ber body When council determines that a nui sance exists it can order an appropriate department to eliminate it using what resources are necessary Any public Please See NEW LAW Page 4A Congress Raises Debt Limit Under Gun Of Default By STEVEN KOMAROW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Congress passage of a bill raising the national debt ceiling to trillion averts a government finan cial crisis allowing the Treasury to quickly replenish its empty coffers and avoid default The action sets the stage for pressur ized confrontations between the Demo craticcontrolled Congress and President Bush on a range of issues such as how to stem the tide of red ink thats led to the nations huge debt burden It provides momentum said House Budget Committee Chairman Leon Pa netta DCalif Lawmakers will focus on wrapping up some longcontentious is sues because there really is a chance to conclude the Congress before Thanksgiv ing he said The Senate by voice vote and then the House by 26999 sent the debt bill to President Bush Tuesday night He was expected to sign it into law today in creasing the borrowing limit by bil lion to finance government operations well into 1991 Despite such highly touted efforts as the GrammRudman law government spending continues to outpace revenue recently at a rate of billion a year As a result the government has been forced to borrow more and more money The new statutory debt ceiling an in crease from the trillion already bor rowed is more than three times what it was at the beginning of the 1980s The Treasury had said that unless they were allowed to issue new debt the gov ernment would have been unable to pay its debts on Thursday It would have been the firstever default by the US govern ment a calamity for the world financial markets and Americas prestige The debt bill was passed following days of complex negotiations between the two parties on Capitol Hill and the presidents representatives As a result of the talks divisive issues such as Bushs capital gains tax cut and a move to repeal the Medicare catastroph ic illness law were kept off the debt bill rather than risk default The debt bill did carry one legislative sweetener repeal of a provision in the 1986 income tax law known as Section 89 Please See CONGRESS Page 4A
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