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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 Bouman’s parents gave her 2-year-old 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 I’d 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 Dee’s new family won’t give her up, and she won’t make them. “The cat is very content,” Pullen said. Bouman hired a private detective for $200 to track down the new owners. When that didn’t work, she hired a lawyer. Some of Bouman’s friends think she’s gone overboard, but she doesn’t care. Coveted Oscar Trophy Has No Copyright LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Oscar statuette, one of the most recognizable images in tile entertainment world, has no copyright protection, a federal judge has ruled. The small Academy Award statue is part of the public domain, U.S. District Court Judge Laughlin 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 Malden said the ruling “comes as a shock to me.” The academy said it would appeal. The academy claimed that the Star Award, the trophy look-alike made by Creative House Promotions, violated copyright laws, diluted the academy’s trademark and represented 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 Bridge...............................................5B Calendar..........................................16A Classifieds.........................................3B Comics..............................................8A Crossword.........................................6B Cryptoquote.......................................4B Dear Abby..........................................8A Local Front  ...........................1B Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................4A Sports..............................................13A Television........................................8A Weather.............................................6A - Page 2A Bush Expected To Sign Oil Spill Bill Page IB Vauduse Meeting Sparsely AttendedMew Friday, November IO, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 282 Wall Gone: 'Berlin Again Berlin' By The Associated Press SMYRNA, Ga. — Three people were missing today as searchers picked through the rubble of a suburban Atlanta apartment complin after a Navy jet fighter exploded and slammed into the buildings, setting off huge fires. Four people were injured, including the pilot of the A-7E Corsair II who ejected just before the crash Thursday evening, and a pregnant woman and her 5-year-old 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 accounted 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 unaccounted for in what remained of the other apartments of the Pine Village Apartment Complex. Two other people, originally 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, I’d call it somewhat of a miracle.” About 30 people were left homeless by the crash, which occurred about 6 o’clock. “My first officer on the scene said he heard screams, but the building was engulfed in flames and he couldn’t get in,” said Smyrna Police Lt. J.L. Martin. It took firefighters two hours to extinguish the blaze. The unarmed A-7E Corsair II crashed 2.5 miles short of the runway at the Dobbins Air Force Base, 15 miles north of Atlanta, where the pilot was attempting to land, said Navy spokesman Kerry Honore. The pilot, a reservist, was in critical condition after undergoing surgery at Kennestone Hospital, said hospital official Bill Ballew. Authorities would not reveal the pilot’s name, but The Atlanta Constitution identified him as Robert M. Conlyn Jr. of Marietta, a veteran pilot both for the Naval Reserve and Delta Air Lines. A witness, Terry Scott, said he saw the pilot’s parachute deploy about IOO feet (See SEARCH, Page 12A) President Bush Pushing Plan For More Low-lncome Housing By The Associated Press President Bush is pressing for a new initiative that adminis-; of the nation’s homeless and other WASHINGTON tration officials say will address the plight problems families face in finding decent housing. - Bush 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. BIB Clements retire $2 million in debt from his 1986 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 administration officials to put the final touches on Bosh’s housing initiative, sources said. A White House official, who asked not to be identified, said Bush 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; ^ Aid for first-time home hayers; The plight of the homeless, including the mentally ill left to drift on the streets; ^ A moratorium soon to expire on multifamily low-lncome housing mortgages. HUD Secretary Jack Kemp has backed the idea of helping low- and 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 low-rent apartments. 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 Berlin,” proclaimed a banner headline in the Bild Zeitung, the main West Berlin tabloid. Revelers in downtown West Berlin early today waved copies of the newspaper, popped champagne corks and lit sparklers. Bush Lauds Decision Page12A 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 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 demonstrations that have spread to several cities. The abrupt opening of the once heavily fortified borders was the breaktaking climax of a remarkable series of reforms that began three weeks ago in this once strictly controlled society. East and West Berliners joined in dancing atop the Berlin Wall during the celebrations, which lasted from about IO p.m. Thursday night until about 5 a.m. More than 50,000 East Berliners crossed into West Berlin during the night, said the West German radio station Sender Fries Berlin. Only about 1,000 of them planned to stay, the radio said. Today, lines of East Berliners waited at control points to enter West Berlin, and Communist border guards were rapidly handing out visas. The visas were required as of this morning for those wanting only to visit the West. (See WALL, Page 12A) A-7 Jet Crashes into Apartment Complex AP/Karl 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 cancer-causing effects of radiation said Thursday. Dr. Alice Stewart, who is visiting the University of South Carolina for two days of lectures, said her study of workers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington shows that “even if (radiation exposure) is at supposedly safe levels, there is evidence of cancer effects. ” The ominous message in these findings, 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 Birmingham’s medical school, studied the 30,000 Hanford workers. Of 3,000 deaths among them, I percent were cancers resulting from work-related radiation exposure, she said. They accounted for 5 percent of all cancer deaths among the Hanford employees, she added. Dr. Stewart noted that these work-related fatalities included rare blood cancers, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. She said evidence indicates the radiation exposure occurred between IO and 30 years before the workers died. She said, “Older men were less resistant to this effect than younger men.” When Washington’s health department determined that there were 20 percent more cancer deaths among the Hanford workers than the state’s workforce generally, 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 workers with higher doses of radiation exposure lived, while those with lower expose BRITISH, Page 12A) ;

  • Alice Stewart
  • Betsy Pullen
  • Bill Ballew
  • Bonnie Bouman
  • Cynthia Greer
  • Dee Dee
  • Eva P. Smith
  • Frank Durrance
  • George Kneale
  • Helmut Kohl
  • J.L. Martin
  • Jack Kemp
  • John Patterson
  • Karl Malden
  • Kerry Honore
  • Robert M. Conlyn Jr.
  • Roger Porter
  • Steven Lee
  • Terry Scott
  • Thomas D. Almond
  • Thomas Mancuso
  • William E. Hendley

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: November 10, 1989