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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 11, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Crash Site Yields Body/Page 2A SATURDAY AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARYBurglaries Upset Citizens/Page 6A November ll, 1989 King Kiwi Staff Photo By Scott Webstar STATELY CHOICE: Juj<an C. Holmes of Stately Oaks in tkJgefield County shows some of the choice kiwi fruit, which is king curing the peach farm’s offseason. For the story, please see Page 9A. Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 283 Bush 'Cautious' To East Changes 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 Eastern Europe but Secretary of State James A. Baker III ruled out substantial Western aid for East Germany until “there is political pluralism across the board.” Bush, traveling in Texas, noted the spectacle of Berliners hacking at the wail 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 telephone 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 handling of the East German situation and “promised the full cooperation of tile United States.” The two agree.’-; . J*f3ese dramatic developments makerac Malta meeting (between Bush and Soviet President Mikhail 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 guided by “prudence” and “imagination.” But in remarks at a fund-raising dinner for Texas Gov. Bill Clements, the president 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 aspirations of one man inside the Soviet Union or anywhere else.” Bush departed from his text to add: “We’re living in exciting times. The rapidity of change is mind-boggling, and I will do my level best to conduct an imaginative foreign policy, but I will be prudent. ... I will do my best to move freedom forward.” He said Kohl “asked me to share with the American people his conviction ... that this remarkable change that’s taking place in Ease rn Europe, most recently 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 go-slow approach toward East Germany. “There’s a long way to go before there is true freedom and true political pluralism in East Germany,” Baker said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “That doesn’t mean we don’t welcome this step.” Baker, while calling the East German decision to open its borders “the most dramatic event in East-West 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) 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-ton-Elko and Wardlaw all posted victories, while Ridge Spring-Monetta was eliminated. Here’s a brief look at what the local teams did Friday night: ^ North Augusta won 18-18 at Laurens as a potential game-tying 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 bracket of the Class AAAA playoffs. Silver Bluff exploded for 23 unanswered points to open up a close game and cruised to a 38-13 pasting of Mid-Carolina in Class AA action. ✓ Williston-Elko scored often and at will as it blasted McBee 67-9 at home. The Blue Devils, ranked No. I in Class A, will travel to Jonesville next. / ^ Wardlaw Academy cruised to a 48-18 victory against Country Day in its opening game of the Class A independent playoffs. The Patriots next take on Lord Berkeley. ^ Ridge Spring-Monetta was eliminated by Lewisville in the Class A playoffs by a score of 28-0. The Trojans were also bumped out by Lewisville in 1988. For complete details, please see Pages IB and 2B. Lewisville................26 RS-Monetta...............0 Silver Bluff...............38 Mid-Carolina.............13 Williston.................67 McBee....................9 Wardlaw .........40 Country Day.............18 North Augusta Laurens....... A Quick Read GH Executive, Wife Believed Kidnapped ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A General Motors Corp. executive and his wife apparently were abducted Friday after their home was ransacked and robbed, the FBI said. Glenn E. and Wanda Tarr’s neighbors reported a possible break-in about 5:30 a.m., said Hal Helterhoff, who heads the FBI operation in Michigan. We are handling the case as an abduction,” Helterhoff said. “We’re going on the assumption that it was an abduction, but we’re not sure yet. At this point it’s a mystery as to where they are or how they vanished.” The couple’s 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, N.M. (AP) - Federal and state health officials on Friday worked to discover what caused an outbreak of a rare and sometimes fatal blood disorder. Thirty-one cases had been reported by Friday in six widely scattered states, including 21 in New Mexico, as health authorities sought to determine if the outbreak was linked to the use of L-Tryptophan, an amino acid dietary supplement. The disease, eosinophilia, is characterized by high counts of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Symptoms may include sharp muscular pain, fatigue, fever and rashes. Helicopters Help In Stopping Fire LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brush fire stopped short of an affluent development above Pacific Palisades on Friday because homeowners had cleared away brush and water-dropping helicopters acted quickly, officials 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 Angeles County, including a 200-acre blaze that briefly threatened ranches outside 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 today and tomorrow. The high will be in the low 70s, with a low in the 40s. Please see Page 6A for details. Inside Today Calendar..........................................12B Classifieds.........................................5B Comics............................................11A Crossword.........................................7B Cryptoquote.......................................6B Dear Abby........................................11A Local Front........................................9A Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................4A Sports................................................1B Stocks...............................................8A Television........................................11A Weather.............................................6A    _ 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 13 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 reading, allows for the company to supply new customers in the areas, he said. Aiken Electric will be granted a nonexclusive permit, which must be renewed every five years, to service the areas. The controversial ordinance, which favors South Carolina Electric and Gas as the franchiser of new residents in annexed areas, was scrapped on Oct. 26, after it had already passed first reading, when the state Supreme Court lifted an injuction restricting the municipality from acting on the proposed ordinance. The council was stopped from holding a public hearing and second reading on tile proposed ordinance on Oct. 2 when Circuit Judge John H. Waller issued an injuction 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 Ex-POW By NINA J. NIDIFFER Staff Writer “Being a prisoner of war,” said William A. Zion, U.S. Army (ret.), “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.” “It’s the same with being a POW. Nothing 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 II and 'our months in a prisoner of war camp. As a young sergeant of 21, Zion was among the first American forces in Europe. Beginning in Iceland, he and the J.S. Army Corps of Engineers built bar-*acks, hospitals and depots for the invasion forces to come. In 1944 he joined the invasion into france, and travelled from there to Belgium. A short time later he was shot and captured by Germans. “I was left in charge of trucks and iquipment in Radelange, Belgium,” he ater wrote. “When Company C started [oing to the town of Martelange at day-ireak of December 21, the Germans ame in behind us.” A friend woke Zion up and told him the lermans were coming down the street. lion 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 ll. I ;

  • Bill Clements
  • C. Holmes
  • Glenn E.
  • Hal Helterhoff
  • Helmut Kohl
  • James A. Baker Iii
  • James M. Holly
  • John H. Waller
  • Marlin Fitzwater
  • Nina J. Nidiffer
  • Philip Lord
  • Scott Webster
  • Wanda Tarr
  • William A. Zion
  • William Zion

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: November 11, 1989

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