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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 14, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Page 2A Motels File Suit Over Management Act Page IB Historic Preservation Law Prepared Injuries Hurt Gamecocks Page 9A A Quick Read Myrtle Beach Club Stops Shirt Design MYRTLE BEACH (AP) - A 62-year-old country club where kilt-wearing employees project a Scottish image has successfully stopped fashion designer Ralph Lauren from selling Polo shirts emblazoned with a design similar to the club’s crest. Club president A. Sanford Miles called the suit a “David and Goliath” conflict and a Myrtle Beach clothing store manager predicted the old Polo shirts will quickly be hoarded. “They will definitely be a collector’s item,” said Bill Holmes, sales manager of The Hub, Ltd. Pine Lakes International Country Club of Myrtle Beach sued the Po-loRalph Lauren Corp. of New York Sept. 30, 1988, charging the club’s 1971 trademark was violated. The Pine Lakes crest is used on golf shirts, hats and blazers and is used in promoting the club. The 3-year-old Polo logo has a crown above a circle within a circle. In the center of the smaller circle are the letters “RL.” The design has been used on thousands of $52 short-sleeved shirts. Study: Decaf Coffee Raises Cholesterol NEW ORI EANS (AP) - People who switch to decaffeinated coffee to avoid the jitters may be unknowingly raising their cholesterol levels and even heightening their risk of heart disease, a study suggests. Researchers have long suspected but never proven that caffeine, the chemical that gives coffee its jolt, was somehow involved in heart trouble. The study raises the possibility that coffee without caffeine could be the real villain. The research, conducted at Stanford University, found that people who went from regular coffee to decaf increased their levels of low-den-sity lipoprotein —the so-called bad cholesterol — an average of 7 percent. “It’s not like going out and eating cheesecake, but the overall impact could be great,” considering the popularity of decaffeinated coffee, said Dr. H. Robert Superko, who directed the research. Weather Clouds Returning Partly cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a low in the mid 50s. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy, with a high in the upper 70s. Please see Page 8A for details. Deaths Samuel J. Knight Jr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. William E. Lay, North Augusta Charles E. Petty, North Augusta Willie L. Sawyer, Johnston George E. Weaver, Asheville, N.C. James A. Williams, Ridge Spring Please see Page 8A for details. Inside Today Bridge.......................... Calendar....................... Classifieds.................... Comics......................... Crossword.................... Cryptoquote.................. Dear Abby...................... Local Front.................... Obituaries...................... Opinions........................ Sports............................ Television...................... ...... 3B Weather......................... it men County Putti. Library Tuesday, November 14, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 286 Revised Power Pact Passes Council By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer After months of controversy, the Aiken City Council unanimously passed a rewritten power supply franchise ordinance on first reading. The rewritten document, which favors South Carolina Electic and Gas as the power provider for new customers in areas annexed into the city, passed without creating a spark as about 65 residents, many of them Aiken Electic Cooperative Derrick Leads S.C. Honoraria Congressman Paid More Than All Others Combined By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Butler Derrick received more special interest money than the combined total of his fellow members in the South Carolina congressional delegation during 1987-88, according to a national lobbying group. Common Cause, which is dedicated to doing away entirely with the so-called honoraria or personal appearance fees, said Rep. Derrick was given $67,050 by special interest lobbying groups during the two-year period. Derrick, an Edgefield Democrat, kept $52,735 and gave $14,315 to charity. Another major beneficiary of the highly criticized system was Rep. Robin Tal-lon, a Florence Demcorat, who got $22,500 but gave none of it to charity. Rep. Elizabeth Patterson of Spartanburg received $16,900 and gave $700 of the honoraria to charity. Rep. John Spratt of Rock Hill received $6,100 and gave it all to charity. Rep. Patterson and Rep. Spratt are both Democrats. Rep. Arthur Ravenel of Charleston got $4,000 and Rep. Floyd Spence of Lexington got $2,000. The two Republicans did not contribute any honoraria to charity. Common Cause noted that Reps. Patterson and Spence no longer accept honoraria. Common Cause’s release of the House members’ cash accumulation follows by a few weeks its reporting of honoraria given to U.S. senators. Fred Wertheimer, president of Common Cause, said overall South Carolina’s six representatives got a total of $118,500 in honoraria during the two-year period and contributed $21,115 to charity. The House, according to Wertheimer, got a total of $9,579,456 in honoraria and contributed $2,542,698 to charity. “Special interests have given millions of dollars to members of Congress to gain special influence in the legislative process,” Wertheimer said. “Congress must act now to end the totally discredited honoraria fee system.” Common Cause said the bipartisan House Eethics Task Force has presented a proposal to the leadership that would abolish honoraria payments for members of Congress. House Speaker Tom Foley has indicated action on the package, which consists of the honoraria ban and a pay increase for top government officials, could come within a few weeks. Common Cause said 229 representatives are on record supporting an outright honoraria ban, and those numbers include all six members of the South Carolina delegation. Power Chronology....................Page ISA Recycling Expanded...................Page 1B supporters, showed up to hear the new proposed ordinance. While officials from SCE&G were savoring the victory, Co-op spokesmen, who said their attorneys were studying the document, were still trying to decide exactly how the ordinance had changed since it was scrapped by the Council on Oct. 26. “On the surface, it appears that they really haven’t changed much, with the exception that they have consented to permit Aiken Electric Cooperative to continue to serve existing customers in six subdivisions it has been serving all along,” said Jerry Pate, a spokesman for Aiken Electric. The proposed ordinance would also allow the cooperative to service new customers in the 13 specific areas spelled out in the ordinance, which includes portions of the Deenwood subdivision, Houndslake (section 8), Aiken Elementary School, the Aiken Mall, portions of Woodside (Phase I) and River Bluff subdivision, but only the area within the territory previously assigned to Aiken Electric by the South Carolina Public Service Commission. “Any annexations after that, they (the Council) automatically give to South Carolina Electric and Gas Company,” Pate said. (Please See REVISED, Page 15A) Golfing Around MODROW Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth FUN AND CHARITY: Colleen Walker, LPGA touring pro, and Alan George of C&S Bank chat on the course at Monday’s Pro-Am golf tournament at Houndslake Country Club. The emphasis was on fun but its purpose was for charity. For the story, please see Page 9A. Government Sees Trouble Brewing In Workers' Private Pension Plans By BRYNA BRENNAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — The enormous size of the nation’s private pension system is frustrating government watchdogs, who warn that the retirement savings of millions of working Americans are vulnerable to fraud and mismanagement. The most alarming reports come from the Labor Department’s inspector general’s office, which says failure to shore up the laws and bolster enforcement could result in a taxpayer-funded bailout dwarfing the recent savings and loan crisis. “There’s an insidious and steady siphoning off, which ultimately affects the employees,” says Raymond Maria, acting inspector general for the Labor Department. “I am convinced there is substantial fraud and abuse.” An Associated Press investigation found that at least one-fourth of the private pension plans audited by the government are in violation of the law — yet the (Please See GOVERNMENT, Page 15A) E. German Elections Endorsed Non-Communist Named Speaker Of Parliament By ABNER KATZMAN Associated Press Writer BERLIN — In a session of unprecedented liveliness, East German lawmakers long subservient to the Communist leadership voted by secret ballot for the first time and endorsed opposition calls for free elections. Some deputies meeting Monday — four days after authorities began letting their people flow freely through the Berlin Wall — even called for stripping the constitution of a clause that designates the country “socialist.” In the secret ballot, the parliamentarians chose a non-Commu-nist as their speaker. They also elected a new premier, Communist reformer Hans Modrow, who immediately called for a true coalition government. The state-run ADN news agency reported Modrow’s gesture without specifying who the Dresden party chief — the ruling Communists’ choice for premier — is willing to include in the Cabinet he will now form. East Germany has several non-Com-munist parties that have traditionally marched in lockstep with the Communists but are now increasingly asserting their independence in Parliament. It also has a burgeoning opposition movement whose supporters have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands since early October to demand an end to one-party rule and stifling state authority. Powering the whirlwind of reform, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators around the country again took to the streets on Monday, shouting anti-Com-munist slogans and demanding an end to the party’s monopoly on power. The new Communist leader, Egon Krenz, has pledged to honor demands for free elections but without laying out details or setting a date. Late Monday, the embattled Communist leadership set an emergency party congress in East Berlin for Dec. 15-17. The congress has the power to change the entire party leadership and fundamentally change party policy. In Leipzig, about 300,000 people paraded through the streets in what has become a Monday night ritual, chanting “We are the people! ” Protesters shouted “Lazy bunch!’’outside the local headquarters of the dreaded secret police. Protests were also reported in Dresden, Cottbus, Halle and Neubrandenburg. (Please See E. GERMAN, Page 15A)Greenewalt Donates $100,000 To USCA Center From Staff Reports Crawford H. Greenewalt, former president and chairman of the board of the Du Pont Company, has presented a check for $100,000 to USC Aiken to support the construction of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on campus. The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is a cooperative effort by USCA, local industry and the public school district in the Central Savannah River Area. The goal of the Science Center is to develop a permanent program to enhance science and math education in the elemen tary and secondary schools of the area. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Cetner in February of this year. “Mr. Greenewalt’s contribution and confidence in the goals of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USCA,” says Dr. Robert E. Alexander, GREENEWALT USCA chancellor, “hither evidence of the commitment of the Du Pont Company and its employees to the future of this area. The support of such outstanding individuals as Crawford Greenewalt ensures a bright future for the thousands of students in the Aiken area.” Greenewalt, a chemical engineer who has said he would rather have stayed in the laboratory as a scientist rather than become an executive, began its career with Du Pont in 1922 as a chemist. He became the company’s tenth president in January 1948, when he succeeded Walter S. Carpenter Jr. who directed Du Pont through the World War II period and then resigned to become Chairman of the Board. All previous presidents had carried the name of Du Pont. In 1962, Mr. Greenewalt resigned as president and was elected chairman of the board in December 1967, but retained chairmanship of the company’s Finance Committee until December 1973, when he resigned the post. Mr. Greenewalt was honorary chairman of the Du Pont Company’s Board of Directors until he retired from active service with the company in April 1988. (Please See GREENEWALT, Page 15A) i k ;

  • Alan George
  • Arthur Ravenel
  • Augusta Charles E. Petty
  • Augusta Willie L. Sawyer
  • Bill Holmes
  • Butler Derrick
  • Carl Langley
  • Colleen Walker
  • Crawford H. Greenewalt
  • Egon Krenz
  • Elizabeth Patterson
  • Floyd Spence
  • Fred Wertheimer
  • Ginny Southworth
  • Greenewalt Donates
  • H. Robert Superko
  • Hans Modrow
  • James A. Williams
  • Jerry Pate
  • John Spratt
  • Johnston George E. Weaver
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Raymond Maria
  • Robert E. Alexander
  • Samuel J. Knight Jr.
  • Walter S. Carpenter Jr.
  • William E. Lay

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