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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 13, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Weekend NFL Roundup PagelOA A Quick Read Assault Victim Is Rescued Safely A 73yearold Aiken man was robbed at knifepoint assaulted and kidnapped from his front yard Sun day before he was safely rescued by a police officer according to an Ai ken Public Safety incident report David Eugene Wells of Fort Peers Fla who said he was working at a peach migrant camp in Edgefield was arrested after a chase and charged with assault and battery with intent to kill strong arm rob bery and kidnapping the report said The report said Wells robbed the victim at knifepoint in the Crosland Park subdivision before forcing him into a white Subaru They drove to Julias Dress Shop on Laurens Street where the victims wife worked and obtained more money from her After the two drove away the po lice were alerted Major Robert Hardt of the Public Safety Depart ment spotted the car and chased the vehicle into a field off Williams Place the report said Wells was ar rested and charged The victim received a cut on his hand and a bump on his head during the chase but was otherwise un harmed the report said Wells later told officers he was a migrant worker left by his crew and that he had been living behind a church for the last three weeks Ma jor Hardt said Cleveland Scrambling For Rock Hall CLEVELAND Backers of a shrine to the likes of Elvis Presley Little Richard and the Beatles are frantically trying to drum up enough money to build the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Wednesday is the deadline for rais ing the million needed to build the structure which would rise in down town Cleveland near the Cuyahoga River by 1992 Local promoters figure about 600000 people would push through the turnstiles of the pyramidshaped glassandsteel complex each year and spend million in restaurants hotels and souvenir shops Organizers canvassing corporate Cleveland for donations axpect to meet the fundraising goal in cash and pledges said the projects devel opment director John Zoilo Its gone through some rough stages However now its on firm fi nancial footing Zoilo said Were confident well be there Were clos ing the gap every day Weather Warm Temperatures Clear skies are forecast tonight with a low in the 50s Partly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a high in the 70s Please see Page 5B for details Deaths Charles D Cliett Martinez Mary L Eidson Saluda Evelyn C Koon Warrenville John Miles St Albans NY Joshua Patten Trenton Butch E Stephens North Augusta Please see Page 5B for details Inside Today Bridge9B Calendar12B Classifieds7B Comics6B Crossword10B Cryptoquote8B Dear Abby6B Local Front1B Obituaries5B Opinions6A Sports11A Television6B Weather5B Page 2A l Salvador Under Seige Page IB 13 Schools Get Incentive Awards Monday November 13 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 285 Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth IMPROVED PUBLIC SAFETY The newest additions to Aikens expanded Department of Public Safety are now officially in operation Please see story on page 1B Chunk Of Wall Comes Down By The Associated Press BERLIN East Berlins mayor strode through a new breach in the Berlin Wall and shook hands with the divided citys other mayor at Potsdamer Plate Ber lins radiant hub before the folly of Hitler of world war and Cold War Sundays handshake after three days of heady reunion for millions of Germans separated for four decades by a nowcol lapsing order was as symbolic a gesture of the new era as any since East Germa nys leaders let their people go The countrys embattled Communist leadership struggling with a peaceful popular revolt launched just five weeks ago was expected to begin today to act on the sweeping democratic reforms it promised last week Parliament an increasingly assertive body though long a rubber stamp for Communist policy was to convene today to confirm as premier a leading reform er Dresden party chief Hans Modrow Also today the partys 163member governing Central Committee was ex pected to set a date in December for ah emergency party congress at which monumental leadership and policy changes could be approved The meetings follow an intoxicating weekend of rediscovery for Germans Millions of East Germans acting on Thursdays opening of longsealed bor ders swarmed through the Berlin Wall and other frontier crossings into West Germany for shopping sightseeing and celebration See CHUNK Page 7A DOE Management Staff More Involved At SRS By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON Management prac tices at the Savannah River Site have fundamentally changed in recent months a top DOE official declares as serting that Secretary of Energy James D Watkins and members of his staff are now taking a direct hand in management decisions at the Aiken facility This is the firsttime SRt operations have been closely supervised by Wash ington since the weapons plant was built Undersecretary of Energy John CTuck said in a meeting with reporters last week He added that management changes at SRS will be duplicated at other DOE fa cilities around the country as soon as DOE can implement them because Wat kins has concluded that tight control up and down the line is critical to rebuilding the nations weapons complex SRS manufactures tritium and plutoni um materials used in US nuclear weap ons SRS reactors which shut down last year because of safety concerns are the nations sole source of tritium Reorganization of SRS began last April when an affiliate of Westinghouse Electric Corp took over plant operations from an affilitae of EI Du Pont de Ne mours Co The relationship with Westinghouse however has been rocky from time to time See DOE Page 7A Lech Walesa Heads For Heros Welcome In US By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Lech Walesa heads for a heros welcome in Washington to day as Europe echoes with the sound of sledgehammers against the Berlin Wall Walesa arrives with his head high and his hand out applauded for forging the first nonCommunist government in the Warsaw Pact and seeking money for its survival We are building an America of the East but that requires billions of dol lars from the West Walesa said in an interview before leaving Poland Walesas visit will give President Bush and Congress a chance to applaud in deci bels and dollars the changes that are sweeping the Soviet bloc and that led last week to the opening of the Berlin Wall There will be plenty of praise in Wash ington for the mustachioed electrician who rocketed to world fame in August 1980 by clambering over another wall that around the Gdansk shipyard where he led the strike that forged Solidarity the first independent trade union in the Communist bloc Walesa is not likely to leave Washing ton emptyhanded as Congress and the administration hammer out a deal to send up to million over three years to bolster the sweeping reforms enacted in Poland and Hungary After leaving Poland last Friday Wale sas first stop was Canada where he was to meet today with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney Then he was to fly to Washing ton to attend a White House reception to night address an AFLCIO convention and become the first private foreign citi zen in 175 years to address a joint meet ing of Congress Before heading home Walesa also was to visit New York Chicago Philadelphia and Caracas Venezuela Walesa the Pole best known in the West holds no government post prefer ring to remain head of the trade union he helped create steer through the repres sion of martial law and guide to control of the government The only previous foreigner without a government job to address Congress was the Marquis de Lafayette who fought as a general in the American Revolution and spoke to a joint meeting in 1824 said Ray Smock the House historian All the official hoopla could be old hat for a man who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1983 but Walesa said on the eve of his visit that one of his big worries was not having time for all the Americans who want to meet him I cannot thank Americans enough be cause it is physically impossible Wa lesa told The Associated Press in an in terview last week in Gdansk Any trip to the states shorter than one month is no good Uppermost in Walesas mind was the survival of the Solidarity government headed by his former adviser Tadeusz Mazowecki Silver Bluff Key Club Helps Victims By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer SILVER BLUFF Key Club members at Silver Bluff High School have served as a catalyst for their schools Hurricane Hugo relief efforts Club members have been working since Sept 25 collecting cans of food and making weekend trips to help the victims of the storm Hugo which collided with the South Carolina Lowcountry on Sept 21 left many without food to eat or a home to return to We made announcements about the needs of the people and the students and faculty members just responded said club cosponsor Mary Thomas Through the clubs efforts faculty members and students at Silver Bluff High have gotten involved in relief efforts The school sent its first load of canned goods and other supplies to McClellan ville on Sept 30 she said Series South Carolina Recovers New Premier Is Named In Lebanon Shots Fired Staff Graphic by Melissa Gulp Only adults made the first trip to the coast because school officials did not know what the expect when they arrived I just couldnt believe the devasta tion Mrs Thomas said of her first im pressions after entering the small fishing village which was one of the areas hard est hit by the storm All of the boats were up out of the water That was their livelihood up on the banks she said I thanked God that I had a home th go See SILVER BLUFF Page 7A By The Associated Press BEIRUT Lebanon Lebanons new Christian president today named Moslem leader Salim Hoss as premier entrusting him with the task of forming a united national government to end the countrys civil war Staccato bursts of gunfire interspersed with shell blasts resounded across the capital as the president spoke Police said Syrianbacked Moslem mi litiampn were fighting Christian army units across Beiruts sectarian Green Line There was no immediate report of casualties Hoss appointment puts him in a direct confrontation with Christian army com mander Gen Michel Aoun who heads a threeman interim military cabinet that competed with Hoss Syrianbacked Mos lem government Aoun governs the Christian enclave north and northeast of Beirut President Rene Mouawad a Maronite made todays announcement at his tem porary office in Moslem west Beirut after three days of consultations with Parlia ment leaders Hoss 59 a Sunni Moslem banker turnedpolitician accepted his fourth premiership in 13 years pledging to car ry out an Arabbrokered peace accord that provides for equal power between Moslems and Christians After his announcement today Mouawad flanked by Hoss and Parlia ment speaker Hussein Husseini received in audience all ambassadors to Lebanon I call upon all of you to join our march toward peace Mouawad said in brief remarks We consider the Taif accord an introduction to peace and a launching pad for a new republic I pledge to whole world to consolidate the unity and sovereignty of Lebanon and to rebuild its constitutional institutions Mouawad urged the international com munity to pressure Israel into evacuating a border enclave it occupied in south Leb anon in 1985 to serve as a buffer against crossborder guerrilla raids He made no mention of the 40000 Syri an troops who control 70 percent of Lebanon The meeting underscored the wide spread international recognition of Sec NEW Page 7A   

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