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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 10, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports High School Playoffs Begin Tonight Page 13A A Quick Read Detective Called In Search Of Lost Cat GRAND RAPIDS Mich AP Some people have trouble finding homes for unwanted cats One cat though is wanted by two families and a detective and lawyer have been called in In June Bonnie Boumans parents gave her 2yearold cat Dee Dee to the the local Humane Society while she was in Paris studying French The cat had begun urinating in the house and bringing home dead mice Bouman reacted in horror to the news and called the society from Paris She pleaded with them not to put Dee Dee to sleep I told them Id fly home immediately to claim the cat said Bouman now a student at the University of Michigan Too late Another family had adopted Dee Dee Humane Society Director Betsy Pullen said Dee Dees new family wont give her up and she wont make them The cat is very con tent Pullen said Bouman hired a private detective for to track down the new own ers When that didnt work she hired a lawyer Some of Boumans friends think shes gone overboard but she doesnt care Coveted Oscar Trophy Has No Copyright LOS ANGELES AP The Oscar statuette one of the most recogniz able images in the entertainment world has no copyright protection a federal judge has ruled The small Academy Award statue is part of the public domain US Dis trict Court Judge LaughlLn Waters said in a ruling released Thursday The decision was a setback for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which had sued a Chicago based manufacturer of an employee incentive trophy similar to the Oscar Academy President Karl Maiden said the ruling comes as a shock to me The academy said it would appeal The academy claimed that the Star Award the trophy lookalike made by Creative House Promotions vio lated copyright laws diluted the academys trademark and repre sented unfair competition The Star Award depicted a naked muscular male much like the Oscar just two inches shorter and holding a star instead of a sword It had a gold finish similar to the Oscar and stood on a circular gold cap mounted on a cylindrical base Weather Sunny Weekend Fair skies are forecast tonight with a low in the 40s Tomorrow will be mostly sunny The high will be in the low 70s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Thomas D Almond Elberton Ga William E Hendley Millen Ga Steven Lee Landover Md Eva P Smith Aiken Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge5B Calendar16A Classifieds3B Comics8A Crossword6B Cryptoquote48 Dear Abby8A Local Front18 Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports13A Television8A Weather6A Page 2A Bush Expected To Sign Oil Spill Bill Page IB Vaucluse Meeting Sparsely Attended Friday November 10 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 282 Wall Gone Berlin Again Berlin AP Laserphoto UNDIVIDED A Berliner sits atop the wall nearby the Brandenburger Tor Friday morning and uses a hammer and chisel to pursue to damage the wall that divided the city into East and West Search Continues In Debris Of Spot Where Jet Crashed By The Associated Press SMYRNA Ga Three people were missing today as searchers picked through the rubble of a suburban Atlanta apartment complfcjr after a Navy jet fighter exploded and slammed into the buildings setting off huge fires Four people were injured including the pilot of the A7E Corsair U who ejected just before the crash Thursday evening and a pregnant woman and her 5yearold child who ran out of their burning apartment The search for victims was delayed by intense heat but everyone in the two most seriously damaged buildings was ac counted for and no bodies were found in nine of 12 other apartments in another building said John Patterson the Cobb County emergency management director Police officer Frank Durrance said this morning that three people were unac counted for in what remained of the other apartments of the Pine Village Apart ment Complex Two other people origi nally listed as missing turned up early this morning Durrance said My gut feeling is there might be some people in there said Cobb County Medi cal Examiner Joe Burton If there are no fatalities Id call it somewhat of a miracle About 30 people were left homeless by the crash which occurred about 6 oclock My first officer on the scene said he heard screams but the building was en gulfed in flames and he couldnt get in said Smyrna Police Lt JL Martin It took firefighters two hours to extin guish the blaze The unarmed A7E Corsair IT crashed 25 miles short of the runway at the Dob bins AhForce Base 15 miles north of Atlanta where the pilot was attempting to land said Navy spokesman Kerry Honor e The pilot a reservist was in critical condition after undergoing surgery at Kennestone Hospital said hospital offi cial Bill Ballew Authorities would not reveal the pilots name but The Atlanta Constitution iden tified him as Robert M Conlyn Jr of Marietta a veteran pilot both for the Na val Reserve and Delta Air Lines A witness Terry Scott said he saw the pilots parachute deploy about 100 feet See SEARCH Page 12A President Bush Pushing Plan For More LowIncome Housing By The Associated Press i WASHINGTON President Bush is pressing for a new initiative that adminis tration officials say will address the plight of the nations homeless and other problems families face in finding decent housing Bosh was traveling to Dallas today to speak about the housing crisis before the National Association of Realtors the powerful lobby of real estate agents He also was attending a dinner to help Texas Gov Bill Clements retire million in debt from his 1981 campaign and helping dedicate a Texas memorial to Vietnam veterans before flying home Saturday Top officials of the Department of Housing and Urban Development met Friday with White House domestic policy adviser Roger Porter and other top administra tion officials to pot the final touches on Bashs bousing initiative sources said A White House official who asked not to be identified said Bosh will use the Dallas appearance to unveil a comprehensive plan to make basic shelter and affordable housing within reach of every American Another source familiar with the initiative said it will have specific proposals dealing with vAid for firsttime home buyers Tfceplight rf the homeless including tbe mentally 01 left to drift on the streets A moratorium soon to expire on multifamfly lowincome bousing mortgages HUD Secretary Jack Kemp has backed the idea of helping lowand moderate income tenants of buildings with subsidized mortgages buy their own units Once the moratorium expires landlords can buy their way out of the program by prepaying their HUD mortgages That leaves them free to charge market rates for the previously lowrent apartments x By The Associated Press BERLIN Tens of thousands of giddy East Germans streamed into West Berlin and other parts of West Germany today after a heady night of celebrating the opening of the Berlin Wall and western borders for the first time in 28 years The Wall is gone Berlin is again Ber lin proclaimed a banner headline in the BUd Zeitung the main West Berlin tab loid Revelers in downtown West Berlin early today waved copies of the newspa per popped champagne corks and lit sparklers Bush Lauds DecisionPage 12A West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl cut short his visit to Poland to meet with his Cabinet and go to West Berlin Communist authorities opened East German borders Thursday in a desperate attempt to stem the flow of people fleeing to the West and quell the growing demon strations that have spread to several cities The abrupt opening of the once heavily fortified borders was the breaktaking cli max of a remarkable series of reforms that began three weeks ago in this once strictly controlled society East and West BerUners joined in danc ing atop the Berlin Wall during the cele brations which lasted from about 10 pm Thursday night until about 5 am More than 50000 East BerUners crossed into West Berlin during the night said the West German radio station Sender Fries Berlin Only about 1000 of them planned to stay the radio said Today lines of East BerUners waited at control points to enter West Berlin and Communist border guards were rapidly handing out visas The visas were re quired as of this morning for those want ing only to visit the West See WALL Page 12A Naval Air Station DOBBINS AIR FORCE BASE Tate Cynthia Greer A British Research Fellow Speaks On Radiation Dangers Dr Alice Stewart Claims No Safe Radiation Level By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer COLUMBIA There is no such thing as a safe level of radiation exposure a British expert on cancercausing effects of radiation said Thursday Dr Alice Stewart who is visiting the University of South CaroUna for two days of lectures said her study of workers at the US Department of Energys Han ford Nuclear Reservation in Washington shows that even if radiation exposure is at supposedly safe levels there is evi dence of cancer effects The ominous message in these find ings according to Dr Stewart is that the Savannah River Site is piling up trouble for the future From 1975 to 1980 Dr Stewart a senior research fellow at the University of Bir minghams medical school studied the 30000 Hanford workers Of 3000 deaths among them 1 percent were cancers re sulting from workrelated radiation expo sure she said They accounted for 5 per cent of aU cancer deaths among the Hanford employees she added Dr Stewart noted that these workre lated fatalities included rare blood can cers lung cancer and pancreatic cancer She said evidence indicates the radia tion exposure occurred between 10 and 30 years before the workers died She said Older men were less resistant to this effect than younger men When Washingtons health department determined that there were 20 percent more cancer deaths among the Hanford workers than the states workforce gen erally Dr Stewart and two colleagues statistician George Kneale and Dr Thomas Mancuso an industrial hygienist were asked to conduct a study Ironically they discovered that work ers with higher doses of radiation expo sure lived while those with lower expo See BRITISH Page 12A
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