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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 12, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports •i No. I Notre Dame...... , ,59 SMU................... No. 2 Colorado......... 41 Oklahoma State........ 17 No, 3 Michigan........ ,74 No. 8 Illinois........... ..IO No. 4 Alabama........ .St LSU.................... .16 No. 6 Nebraska........ .SI Kansas................. 14 No. 7 Miami............ 74 No. 14 Pittsburgh....... .3 No. 9 Southern Cal...... 74 No. 25 Arizona......... . 3 No. IO Arkansas........ 19 Baylor.................. .10 No. 11 Tennessee....... .52 Akron................... .9 No. 12 Auburn.......... .30 Louisiana Tech.......... .73 No. 13 Penn State....... .13 Maryland............... .13 No. 15 Houston......... ,47 Texas................... .,9 No. 18 Virginia......... ,37 Virginia Tech............ .75 No. 19 West Virginia ... .21 Rutgers................. .70 Georgia................. .17 No. 20 Florida.......... .10 No. 21 Brigham Young.. .44 Air Force................ .35 Duke.................... .35 No. 22 N.C. State....... 76 No. 23 Texas Tech...... 37 TOU..................... 7 No. 24 Fresno State..... .45 New Mexico State....... ..5 A Quick Read W. German Destroyer Damaged By Flames LONDON (AP) — Fire broke out Saturday on a West German destroyer 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.WeatherSunny 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 Bridge...............................................6D Calendar............................................5C Classifieds.........................................4D Dear Abby..........................................8C Local Front............. 9A Obituaries..........................................SA Opinions ...........................................‘'D Sports................................................ Weather.............................................SA Page 2A Page 9A Violent Storms May Be Returning I AIKT>I CO (ZN TY PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWBERRY 3ff. S W. Sunday, November 12, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 284 S.C. To Air New Wastes Policy By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer South Carolina’s Solid Waste Task Force, a General Assembly-appointed committee named to study growing waste disposal problems, will unveil Monday morning a sweeping set of recommendations that will bring a new thrust to environmental protection if they become law. The 21-page report, to be released at IO a.m. in the Blart 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 revenues to finance environmental cleanup while at the same time discouraging the accumulations of certain types of waste. The task force wants a reduction in State, County Responsibilities ... Page 14A waste generated in households, businesses, industries, schools and other institutions, investment in projects that bum waste and turn it into energy and adoption 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 Aiken 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 long-range planning extends into the 21st Century. Sen. Moore said the recommendations, which took nine months to draft, will serve as a blueprint for future waste disposal 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 because “much of this will be voluntary. We are depending on individuals, governments, businesses and industry working together.” But, the senator added, “It is a fact that we are fast running out of time. Every day there is a new story about landfill problems in the northeast, and those people are awash in this mess. “If we don’t act now we are going to have it down here. We must get citizen involvement.” (Please See S.C., Page 14A) Robin Hood Lives SHERWOOD TOLL ROAD: Hitchcock Woods was decked as Sherwood Forest for an outing by the Aiken Driving Club Saturday. Collecting a toll from a driver and Staff Photo By Scott Webster his passengers at the entrance to Hitchcock are Milledge Clyatt (Left) and his daughter, Martha. For the story, please see Page 9A. Germans Revel In Reunions By CAROL J. WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer BERLIN — Saturday was a day like no other. More than 700,000 people poured across borders from East to West, and all Germans were the same for the first time in 40 years — embracing, laughing, singing and crying together. More Stories, Pictures...............Page    13A Souvenir hunters snatched up pieces of the Berlin Wall, for 28 years a grim monument to national division and now, suddenly, 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, renowned 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 BuildingNew Homes Give Boost To Permits In October By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Growth in unincorporated areas during the month of October helped Aiken County regain momentum lost to Aiken in construction activity, according to figures obtained from building permits. The county permitting process showed 85 construction approvals granted during the month, with a total valuation of $5,857,936. The county emphasis was mainly on single family residential dwellings, with at least 42 new homes planned. Tile permits also showed additions and renovations leading over a wide variety of permits. The city of Aiken, meanwhile, experienced another good month, with permits for construction amounting to $4,814,471. North Augusta posted new figures totaling $545,608. Aiken’s 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 Plantation, Houndslake, Surrey Woods, Woodwinds and River Bluff. With two months left in 1989, construction in the county, Aiken and North Au- Building Permits AIKEN COUNTY Permit Type Number Value Apartment 1 $127,500 Residential 42 $3,506,900 Educational/ 2 $1,297,200 Private garage 8 $123,000 Retail stores 3 $61,500 Warehouses 4 $202,531 Farm buildings 2 $28,800 Moving/foundations 1 $3,000 Renovation/repairs 3 $9,780 Additions/dwellings 6 $131,100 Carports 2 $10,600 Signs/billboards 1 $2,500 Addition/commercial 1 $50,700 Swimming pools 3 $27,400 Transfer fees 6 $273,200 Other NA $152,225 Total valuation $5,857,836 CITY Of AIKEN Permit Type Number Value Single family 33 $4,167,100 Multi family 8 $100,000 Commercial 8 $476,000 Renovation, other 22 $71,371 Total value $4,814,471 NORTH AUGUSTA Permit Type Number Value Single attached 1 $169,000 Single detached 3 $281,508 Adds^Alts. 25 $95,000 Signs I $100 Total value $545,608 GOP Hoping To Wedge Into More Local Offices gusta has soared past $120 million for the last IO months — a total that makes this the biggest growth year in county history. Building reports for the 10-month period show Aiken leading with $57.7 million in new growth, the county in second place with $53.6 million and North Augusta next with $10.3 million.S.C. Growth Top Concern As Party Leaders Gear Up For 1990 Political Wars By TRIP DUBARD Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA — Williamsburg County Republican chairwoman Frances Ward’s tad* of recruiting candidates in her rural, largely Democratic area is often like luring fish from water. But the job is getting easier. “It’s really just a matter of people afraid of switching party lines,” she said. Potential recruits used to give “a flat-out no. (Now) they tell me they’ll think about it.” As the nation’s 22 Republican governors 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 Williamsburg ~ wetting 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 party’s political director. “We want to focus ... on recruiting candidates.” Those efforts have strengthened each year since Ronald Reagan’s narrow presidential victory in South Carolina in 1980. But Republicans estimate they still hold only about 150 of the 470 or so local offices.    J Party officials target time offices not so much for the power thrjv hold, but as a base for party growth. ^ “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 today can be your Statehouse candidates of tomorrow.” Democrats hold eight of the nine constitutional offices as well as command of i the General Assembly.    I But Republicans are counting on a tick- —I et headed by popular incumbents Campbell and U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., 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 redraw district lines to reflect population shifts — effectively setting the political 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 veto-proof House. “This is our last opportunity to pick up more seats prior to going into the reapportionment process,” Denny said. Reapportionment’s demographics favor Republicans. Census data and population projections by the state Budget and Control Board show South Carolina’s growth through the 1980s has been largely in those counties where Republicans either dominate or seriously contend for power. And the 15 counties where Republicans have had their greatest successes this decade are expected to account for 81 percent of state population growth over the (Please See GOP, Page 14A) ;

  • Carol J. Williams
  • Carroll Campbell
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Eva Aldrich Rabon Gladden
  • Frances Ward
  • Hitchcock Woods
  • Maggie Toney
  • Mike Burton
  • Milledge Clyatt
  • Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Scott Webster
  • Strom Thurmond
  • Surrey Woods
  • Thomas L.
  • Tony Denny

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: November 12, 1989

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