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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 14, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Injuries Hurt Gamecocks Page 9A Deaths PogeiA Motels File Suit Over Management Act Page 1B Historic Preservation Law Prepared A Quick Read Myrtle Beach Club Stops Shirt Design MYRTLE BEACH AP A 62 yearold country club where kilt wearing employees project a Scot tish image has successfully stopped fashion designer Ralph Lauren from selling Polo shirts emblazoned with a design similar to the clubs 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 collec tors item said Bill Holmes sales manager of The Hub Ltd Pine Lakes International Country Club of Myvtle Beach sued the Po loRalph Lauren Corp of New York Sept 30 1988 charging the clubs 1971 trademark was violated The Pine Lakes crest is used on golf shirts hats and blazers and is used in promoting the club The 3yearold 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 short sleeved shirts Study Decaf Coffee Raises Cholesterol NEW ORLEANS 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 Stan ford University found that people who went from regular coffee to de caf increased their levels of lowden sity lipoprotein socalled bad cholesterol an average of 7 percent Its not like going out and eating cheesecake but the overall impact could be great considering the pop ularity of decaffeinated coffee said Dr H Robert Superko who directed the research Weather Clouds Returning Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a low in the mid 50s To morrow will be partly cloudy with a high in the upper 70s Please see Page 8A for details Samuel J Knight Jr Roanoke Rapids NC William E Lay North Augusta Charles E Petty North Augusta Willie L Sawyer Johnston George E Weaver Asheville NC James A Williams Ridge Spring Please see Page 8A for details Inside Today Bridge8B Calendar12B Classifieds6B Comics3B Crossword10B Cryptoquote7B Dear Abby3B Local Front1B Obituaries8A Opinions6A Sports9A Television3B Weather8A County Pubtit 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 re written power supply franchise ordi nance on first reading The rewritten document which favors South Carolina Electic and Gas as the power provider for new customers in ar eas annexed into the city passed without creating a spark as about 65 residents many of them Aiken Electic Cooperative Derrick Leads SC Honoraria Congressman Paid More Than All Others Combined ByCARLLANGLEY Staff Writer US Rep Butler Derrick received more special interest money than the combined total of his fellow members in the South Carolina congressional delega tion during 198788 according to a nation al lobbying group Common Cause which is dedicated to doing away entirely with the socalled honoraria or personal appearance fees said Rep Derrick was given by special interest lobbying groups during the twoyear period Derrick an Edgefield Democrat kept and gave to charity Another major beneficiary of the high ly criticized system was Rep Robin Tal lon a Florence Demcorat who got but gave none of it to charity Rep Elizabeth Patterson of Spartan burg received and gave of the honoraria to charity Rep John Spratt of Rock Hill received and gave it all to charity Rep Patterson and Rep Spratt are both Democrats Rep Arthur Ravenel of Charleston got and Rep Floyd Spence of Lexing ton got The two Republicans did not contribute any honoraria to charity Common Cause noted that Reps Pat terson and Spence no longer accept honoraria Common Causes release of the House members cash accumulation follows by a few weeks its reporting of honoraria given to US senators Fred Wertheimer president of Com mon Cause said overall South Carolinas six representatives got a total of in honoraria during the twoyear period and contributed to charity The House according to Wertheimer got a total of in honoraria and contributed to charity Special interests have given millions of dollars to members of Congress to gain special influence in the legislative pro cess Wertheimer said Congress must act now to end the totally discredited hon oraria 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 indicat ed 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 representa tives are on record supporting an out right honoraria ban and those numbers include all six members of the South Car olina delegation Power ChronologyPage 15A Recycling ExpandedPage 1B supporters showed up to Tiear the new proposed ordinance While officials from were sa voring the victory Coop 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 havent 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 al low the cooperative to service new cus tomers in the 13 specific areas spelled out in the ordinance which includes portions of the Deerwood subdivision Houndslake Golfing Around Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth FUN AND CHARITY Colleen Walker LPGA louring pro and Alan George of Bank chat on the course at Mondays ProAm 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 nations private pension system is frustrating government watchdogs who warn that the retirement savings of mil lions of working Americans are vulnera ble to fraud and mismanagement The most alarming reports come from the Labor Departments inspector gener als office which says failure to shore up the laws and bolster enforcement could result in a taxpayerfunded bailout dwarfing the recent savings and loan crisis Theres an insidious and steady si phoning off which ultimately affects the employees says Raymond Maria act ing inspector general for the Labor De partment I am convinced there is sub stantial fraud and abuse An Associated Press investigation found that at least onefourth of the pri vate pension plans audited by the govern ment are in violation of the law yet the Please See GOVERNMENT Page ISA section Aiken Elementary School the Aiken Mall portions of Woodside Phase I and River Bluff subdivision but only the area within the territory pre viously assigned to Aiken Electric by the South Carolina Public Service Commission Any annexations after that they the Council automatically give to South Car olina Electric and Gas Company Pate said Please See REVISED Page ISA EGerman Elections Endorsed NonCommunist Named Speaker Of Parliament By ABNER KATZMAN Associated Press Writer BERLIN In a session of unprece dented liveliness East German lawmak ers 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 f our days after authorities began letting their people flow freely through the Berlin Wall even called stripping the tion of a clause that designates the country socialist In the secret ballot the parliamentarians chose a nonCommu nist as their speaker They also elected a new premier Commu nist reformer Hans Modrow who immedi ately called for a true coalition govern ment The staterun ADN news agency reported Modrows gesture without speci fying 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 nonCom munist parties that have traditionally marched in lockstep with the Commu nists 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 thou sands since early October to demand an end to oneparty 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 antiCom munist slogans and demanding an end to the partys monopoly on power The new Communist leader Egon Krenz has pledged to honor demands for free elections but without laying out de tails or setting a date Late Monday the embattled Commu nist leadership set an emergency party congress in East Berlin for Dec 1517 The congress has the power to change the entire party leadership and fundamental ly change party policy In Leipzig about 300000 people parad ed through the streets in what has be come a Monday night ritual chanting We are the people Protesters shouted Lazy bunch out side the local headquarters of the dread ed secret police Protests were also re ported in Dresden Cottbus Halle and Neubrandenburg Please See E GERMAN Page ISA MODROW Greenewalt Donates To USCA Center From Staff Reports Crawford H Greenewalt former presi dent and chairman of the board of the Du Pont Company has presented a check for to USC Aiken to support the con struction 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 dis trict in the Central Savannah River Area The goal of the Science Center is to devel op a permanent program to enhance sci ence and math education in the elemen tary and secondary schools of the area Groundbreaking cere monies were held for the Cetner in Febru ary of this year Mr Greenewalts contribution and confi dence in the goals of the Ruth Patrick Sci ence Education Center at USCA says Dr Robert E Alexander GREENEWALT USCA chancellor futher evidence of the commitment of the Du Pont Company and its employees to the future of this area The support of such outstanding in dividuals as Crawford Greenewalt en sures 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 companys 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 car ried the name of Du Pont In 1962 Mr Greenewalt resigned as president and was elected chairman of the board in De cember 1967 but retained chairmanship of the companys Finance Committee un til December 1973 when he resigned the post Mr Greenewalt was honorary chairman of the Du Pont Companys Board of Directors until he retired from active service with the company in April 1988 Please See GREENEWALT Page ISA   

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