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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 11, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Prep Playoffs Lewisville RSMonetta 26 0 Silver Bluff MidCarolina 38 13 Williston McBee Wardlaw Country Day 67 11 40 18 North Augusta Laurens 18 15 A Quick Read GH Executive Wife Believed Kidnapped ROCHESTER HILLS Mich AP A General Motors Corp executive and his wife apparently were abduct ed Friday after their home was ran sacked and robbed the FBI said Glenn E and Wanda Tarrs neigh bors reported a possible breakin about am said Hal Helterhoff who heads the FBI operation in Michigan We are handling the case as an abduction Helterhoff said Were going on the assumption that it was an abduction but were not sure yet At this point its a mystery as to where they are or how they vanished The couples two cars a 1989 Geo Prizm and a 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier were missing and the house had been ransacked he said Guns liquor jewelry and part of a coin collection were believed taken from the home he added Outbreak Of Rare Illness Investigated SANTA FE NM AP Federal and state health officials on Friday worked to discover what caused an outbreak of a rare and sometimes fa tal blood disorder Thirtyone cases had been reported by Friday in six widely scattered states including 21 in New Mexico as health authorities sought to deter mine if the outbreak was linked to the use of LrTryptophan an amino acid dietary supplement The disease eosinophilia is char acterized by high counts of eosino phils a type of white blood cell Symptoms may include sharp mus cular pain fatigue fever and rashes Helicopters Help In Stopping Fire LOS ANGELES AP A brush fire stopped short of an affluent de velopment above Pacific Palisades on Friday because homeowners had cleared away brush and waterdrop ping helicopters acted quickly offi cials said The morning blaze charred nearly 90 acres of chapparal in Santa Ynez Canyon in hot dry weather Within two hours four other brush fires also were reported in Los Ange les County including a 200acre blaze that briefly threatened ranches out side of Lancaster 50 miles north of downtown Los Angeles All of the fires were contained within hours Weather Mostly Sunny Mostly sunny skies are forecast to day and tomorrow The high will be in the low 70s with a low in the 40s Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Calendar12B ClassifiedsSB Comics11A Crossword7B Cryptoquote6B Dear Abby11A Local Front9A Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports18 Stocks8A Television11A Weather6A Crash Site Yields 2A SATURDAY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Burglaries Upset 6A November 11 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 283 Bush Cautious To East Changes Staff Photo By Scott Webster STATELY C Holmes of Stately Oaksin Edgefield County shows some of the choice kiwi fruit which is king during the peach farms off season For the story please see Page 9A Help Promised With Prudence Imagination By GEORGE GEDDA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON President Bush promised Friday to seize every chance to promote democracy in turbulent East ern Europe but Secretary of State James A Baker HI ruled out substantial West ern aid for East Germany until there is political pluralism across the board Bush traveling in Texas noted the spectacle of Berliners hacking at the wall that divides their city with hammers and chisels and the opening of 18 crossings in the wall and said he was surprised at the speed of change The accelerating torrent of change in previously closed societies offers us all much hope and deserves our continued encouragement Bush said in a Dallas speech White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater said West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl spoke with Bush by tele phone for 18 minutes and gave him a thorough briefing on the first part of his trip to Poland and on developments in East Germany Bush congratulated Kohl on his han dling of the East German situation and promised the full cooperation of the United States The two dramatic developments Malta meeting between Bush and Soviet President Mik hail Gorbachev even more important and agreed to consult closely between now and the meeting Fitzwater said He said they would talk again next week Bush offered no specifics as to future policy saying only that he would be guid ed by prudence and imagination But in remarks at a fundraising dinner for Texas Gov Bill Clements the presi dent sounded a note of restraint The best way to keep America and the West free is to keep the United States of America strong Bush said This country must not base its foreign policy or its national security on the aspi rations of one man inside the Soviet Union or anywhere else Bush departed from his text to add Were living in exciting times The ra pidity of change is mindboggling and I will do my level best to conduct an imagi native foreign policy but I will be pru dent I will do my best to move free dom forward He said Kohl asked me to share with the American people his conviction that this remarkable change thats tak ing place in Easern Europe most recent ly in the German Democratic Republic could never have taken place without the steadfast loyal support of the United States of America Baker hinted at a goslow approach to ward East Germany Theres a long way to go before there is true freedom and true political pluralism in East Ger many Baker said on ABCs Good Morning America That doesnt mean we dont welcome this step Baker while calling the East German decision to open its borders the most dramatic event inEastWest relations since the end of World War II said the United States and other allies believe any discussion of an aid program now would Please See BUSH Page 5A Power Supply Controversy Back Before Council By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer A rewritten power supply ordinance that will be presented to the Aiken City council Monday night has gone through a little revision since it was contested by Aiken Electric Cooperative The proposed ordinance which will face first reading Monday was changed from its original form to allow Aiken Electric to service 131 specific areas that the company already supplies in annexed areas said city attorney James M Holly In addition to allowing the company to supply existing customers in the 13 areas the proposed ordinance which could be revised by the council prior to first read ing allows for the company to supply new customers in the areas he said Aiken Electric will be granted a non exclusive permit which must be renewed every five years to service the areas The controversial ordinance which fa vors South Carolina Electric and Gas as the franchiser of new residents in an nexed areas was scrapped on Oct 26 after it had already passed first reading when the state Supreme Court lifted an induction restricting the municipality from acting on the proposed ordinance The council was stopped from holding a public hearing and second reading on the proposed ordinance on Oct 2 when Cir cuit Judge John H Waller issued an in juction prohibiting the Aiken City Council from acting on the proposal In the rewritten ordinance the council Please See POWER Page 5A Fear Pain Part Of Past For ExPOW By NINA J NIDIFFER Staff Writer Being a prisoner of war said Wil liam A Zion US Army is like having a broken bone Nothing can change the fact that you had a broken bone but the hurt pain and discomfort are gone Its the same with being a POW Noth ing can change the fact that you were behind barbed wire but the discomfort humiliation hunger and fear is now gone Zion ought to know On this day meant to honor veterans of the armed services he can look back on World War H and four months in a prisoner of war camp As a young sergeant of 21 Zion was among the first American forces in Eu rope Beginning in Iceland he and the US Army Corps of Engineers built bar racks hospitals and depots for the inva sion forces to come In 1944 he joined the invasion into France and travelled from there to Bel gium A short time later he was shot and captured by Germans I was left in charge of trucks and equipment in Radelange Belgium he later wrote When Company C started going to the town of Martelange at day break of December 21 the Germans came in behind us A friend woke Zion up and told him the Germans were coming down the street Zion lay in a hedgerow waiting to see Please See FEAR Page 5A Staff Photo By Scott Webster WAR AND MEMORIES William Zion shows some of his medals memories of his service in World War II 4 Area Teams Still Alive In State Playoffs From Staff Reports Four out of the five local high school football teams competing in the state playoffs were successful Friday night North Augusta Silver Bluff WOlis tonElko and Wardlaw all posted vic tories while Ridge SpringMonetta was eliminated Heres a brief look at what the lo cal teams did Friday night North Augusta won 1815 at Lau rens as a potential gametying field goal by the home team hit the goal post and fell in front of the goal late in the game The Yellow Jackets are competing in the Upper State brack et of the Class AAAA playoffs Silver Bluff exploded for 23 un answered points to open up a close game and cruised to a 3813 pasting of MidCarolina in Class AA action WillistonElko scored often and at will as it blasted McBee 679 at home The Blue Devils ranked No 1 in Class A will travel to Jonesville next v Wardlaw Academy cruised to a 4018 victory against Country Day in its opening game of the Class A inde pendent playoffs The Patriots next take on Lord Berkeley Ridge SpringMonetta was elim inated by Lewisville in the Class A playoffs by a score of 2frfl The Tro jans were also bumped out by Lewis ville in 1988 For complete details please see Pages IB and 2B   

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