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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 12, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Nol Notre Dame SMU 59 6 No 2 Colorado Oklahoma State 41 17 No 3 Michigan No 8 Illinois 24 10 No 4 Alabama LSU 32 16 No 6 Nebraska Kansas 51 14 No 7 Miami24 No 14 Pittsburgh3 No 9 Southern Cal No 25 Arizona 24 3 No 10 Arkansas Baylor 19 10 No 11 Tennessee Akron 52 9 No 12 Auburn Louisiana Tech 38 23 No 13 Penn State Maryland 13 13 No 15 Houston Texas 47 9 No 18 Virginia Virginia Tech 32 25 No 19 West Virginia 21 Rutgers20 Georgia17 No 20 Florida10 No 21 Brigham Young 44 Air Force 35 Duke No 22 NC State 35 26 No 23 Texas Tech TCU 37 7 No 24 Fresno State45 New Mexico State5 A Quick Read W German Destroyer Damaged By Flames LONDON AP Fire broke out Saturday on a West German destroy er taking part in NATO exercises in the English Channel the Ministry of Defense said There were no injuries or serious damage There is no major damage It was a fairly small fire a spokeswoman said Weather Sunny And Mild Sunny and mild days are forecast for today The highs will be in the 80s with the lows in the 40s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Mrs Eva Aldrich Rabon Gladden Winnsboro Mrs Maggie Toney Aiken Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge6D Calendar5C Classifieds4D DearAbby8C Local Front9A Obituaries6A Opinions 1D Sports1B Weather6A Page 2A Heating Bills Expected To Increase Page 9A Violent Storms May Be Returning AIKEN TOirNTY PUBLIC UDRARY Sunday November 12 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 284 SC To Air New Wastes Policy By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer South Carolinas Solid Waste Task Force a General Assemblyappointed committee named to study growing waste disposal problems will unveil Monday morning a sweeping set of rec ommendations that will bring a new thrust to environmental protection if they become law The 21page report to be released at 10 am in the Blatt Building will call for establishment of a Solid Waste Policy Board and a reduction in landfill mass by as much as 25 percent mainly through mandatory recycling The package also includes a variety of surcharges that would be imposed on landfill users The surcharges would have a dual effect furnishing the reve nues to finance environmental cleanup while at the same time discouraging the accumulations of certain types of waste The task force wants a reduction in Robin Hood Lives State County Responsibilities Page 14A waste generated in households business es industries schools and other institu tions investment in projects that burn waste and turn it into energy and adop tion of recycling programs that convert refuse into consumer products In September the city of Aiken began a pilot program in recycling and if the recommendations become law every city and county in the state will join Ai ken in turning garbage into useable goods Sen Thomas L Tommy Moore D Clearwater chairman of the task force said his study group entered into the lengthy chore with the realization that the time had come for the state to take positive steps to protect the environment There is no definite timetable to reach each of many goals but longrange plan ning extends into the 21st Century Sen Moore said the recommendations which took nine months to draft will serve as a blueprint for future waste dis posal practices and will save us our children and grandchildren a lot of headaches The senator said he and other task force members realize that not all the recommendations will become law be cause much of this will be voluntary We are depending on individuals govern ments businesses and industry working together But the senator added It is a fact that we are fast running out of time Ev ery day there is a new story about landfiU problems in the northeast and those peo ple are awash in this mess If we dont act now we are going to have it down here We must get citizen involvement Please See SC Page 14A SHERWOOD TOLL ROAD Hitchcock Woods was decked as Sherwood Forest for an outing by the Aiken Driving Ciub Saturday Collecting a toil from a driver and Staff Photo By Scott Webster his passengers at the entrance to Hitchcock are Miiledge Clyatt Left and his daughter Martha For the story please 3ee Page 9A Germans Revel In Reunions By CAROL J WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer BERLIN Saturday was a day like no other More than 700000 people poured across borders from East to West and all Germans were the same for the first time in 40 years embracing laughing sing ing and crying together More StoriesPicturesPage 13A Souvenir hunters snatched up pieces of the Berlin Wall for 28 years a grim mon ument to national division and now sud denly derelict and going to ruin East German workers cut two new gaps in it to make passage easier Border guards reached through the holes to shake hands with West Berlin police and revelers cheered the symbolic reunion At the Friederichstrasse crossing point known as Checkpoint Charlie re nowned cellist Mstislav Rostropovich gave an impromptu concert in front of a section of the wall covered with graffiti Please See GERMANS Page 14A County Up Sharply In Building New Homes Give Boost To Permits In October By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Growth in unincorporated areas during the month of October helped Aiken Coun ty regain momentum lost to Aiken in con struction activity according to figures obtained from building permits Tne county permitting process showed 85 construction approvals granted during the month with a total valuation of The county emphasis was mainly on single family residential dwellings with at least 42 new homes planned The per mits also showed additions and renova tions leading over a wide variety of permits The city of Aiken meanwhile experi enced another good month with permits for construction amounting to North Augusta posted new figures total ing Aikens numbers were bolstered by permits for seven new businesses in the Aiken Mall which opened several weeks ago Aiken activitity also was heavy in the residential areas of Woodside Planta tion Houndslake Surrey Woods Wood winds and River Bluff With two months left in 1989 construc tion in the county Aiken and North Au Building Permits AIKEN COUNTY Permit Type Apartment 1 Residential 42 2 Privatejjarage 8 Retail stores 3 Warehouses 4 Farm buildings 2 1 3 6 Carports 2 1 1 Swimming pools 3 Transfer fees 6 Other NA Number Value Total valuation CITY Of AIKEN Permit Type Single family Multi family Commercial Renovation other Total value Number Value 33 8 8 22 NORTH AUGUSTA Permit Type Single attached Single detached Signs Total value Number Value 1 3 25 1 GOP Hoping To Wedge Into More Local Offices gusta has soared past million for the last 10 months a total that makes this the biggest growth year in county history Building reports for the 10month peri od show Aiken leading with million in new growth the county in second place with million and North Augusta next with million SC Growth Top Concern As Party Leaders Gear Up For 1990 Political Wars By TRIP DuBARD Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA Williamsburg County Republican chairwoman Frances Wards task of recruiting candidates in her rural largely Democratic area is often like lur ing fish from water But the job is getting easier Its really just a matter of people afraid of switching party lines she said Potential recruits used to giva a flatout no Now they tell me theyll think about it As the nations 22 Republican gover nors join Gov Carroll Campbell on Hilton Head Island for the national Republican Governors Conference which runs through Tuesday state party officials continue rummaging through traditional Democratic strongholds like Williams burg candidates for the 650 or so state and local seats open in 1990 elections The Republican Party has lost a lot of elections in the past simply by default said Mike Burton the state partys politi cal director We want to focus on re cruiting candidates Those efforts have strengthened each year since Ronald Reagans narrow pres idential victory in South Carolina in 1980 But Republicans estimate they still hold only about 150 of the 470 or so local offices i Party officials target tyjse offices not so much for the power hold but as a base for party growth L It also provides you with a good solid farm team for other races state GOP Executive Director Tony Denny said Your city and county councilmen of to day can be your Statehouse candidates of tomorrow Democrats hold eight of the nine consti tutional offices as well as command of the General Assembly But Republicans are counting on a tick et headed by popular incumbents Camp bell and US Sen Strom Thurmond R SC to pull local GOP candidates to victory in 1990 an election that assumes even greater importance than most State lawmakers meet one year later in a process called reapportionment to re draw district lines to reflect population shifts effectively setting the political1 map for the next decade Democrats still dominate the General Assembly holding 83 of 124 House seats and 34 of 46 Senate seats But thanks in part to four Democrats switching party this year the GOP is now only one seat shy of offering Campbell a vetoproof House This is our last opportunity to pick up more seats prior to going into the reap portionment process Denny said Reapportionments demographics fa vor Republicans Census data and popu lation projections by the state Budget and Control Board show South Carolinas grovth through the 1980s has been large ly in those counties where Republicans either dominate or seriously contend for power And the 15 counties where Republicans have had their greatest successes this de cade are expected to account for 81 per cent of state population growth over the Please See GOP Page 14A t r   

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