Aiken Standard, November 18, 1989

Aiken Standard

November 18, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 18, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Silver Bluff Lorls 27 6 Aiken St Johns 44 6 North Augusta Airport 20 10 Jonesville WillistonElko 14 13 Hilton Head Strom Thurmond 27 6 Lord Berkeley Wardlaw 19 13 A Quick Read South Carolina Fans Win Great Food Fight CHARLESTON AP of South Carolina football fans won the second annual Great Carolina Clemson Food Fight Friday by do nating almost 25000 cans of food to charity over a fourweek period South Carolina fans donated 24970 pounds of food and Clemson fans do nated 23660 pounds The Food Fight is a statewide pro ject to see which teams supporters can raise the most food for the states needy It is sponsored by Piggly Wig gly of Carolina First Federal of South Carolina The Palmetto Pro ject and the SC Association of Sportswriters The contest ran for four weeks leading up to the South Carolina Clemson football game The final score will be announced at Saturday nights game This years total of almost 50000 pounds of food almost doubles last years 27000 poundtotal The food will be distributed to needy families in each county by the respective community action agen cies in time for Thanksgiving Viet Refugee Wins Million Lottery COLUMBUS Ohio AP A Viet namese refugee who won million in an Ohio Lottery game didnt show up for work Friday The company of ficial who hired Mm says he under stands and wishes him well William Snyder personnel director at HFI Inc said he hasnt been able to talk to Anhtinh Ton Giang 23 since employees learned Thursday that Giang had the winning ticket in Wednesday nights Super Lotto drawing Giang told The Columbus Dispatch he wanted to quit his sewing job at the company which makes interior trim for automobiles I dont blame him at all said Synder I tried to congratulate him last night and couldnt reach him Giang will receive a year after taxes for 20 years Weather Partly Cloudy Cool Partly cloudy skies are forecast to day The nigh will be in the 60s To morrow will be mostly cloudy The low will be in the 30s with a high in the mid 50s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths James A Johnson Granitevitle Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar12B ClassifiedsSB Comics9A Cryptoquote6B DearAbby9A Local Front7A Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Stocks10A Television9A Weather6A PreSummit 2A SATURDAY Merit Pay 7A SUkett November 18 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 290 Senate Backs Off On Granting Hefty Pay Raises By STEVEN KOMAROW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The Senate late Fri day endorsed but then got cold feet and backed away from a congressional pay raise of more than forcing lead ers to pull the plan off the floor and offer a substitute with a more gradual increase It has become apparent that a major ity of membes of the Senate are op posed said Majority Leader George Mitchell DMaine announcing he was withdrawing his proposal to have the Sen ate accept the same raise passed by the House Mitchell proposed as a fallback that the Senate take only a 97 percent pay raise for itself billed as a costofliving adjustment With the smaller raise the bills key ethics provision elimination of speech honoraria in 1991 would take place more slowly for the Senate I believe it to be an unwise decision for the Senate to follow the lead of the House Mitchell said Mitchells announcement came only short while after the Senate by a vote of 6534 had killed a move by Sen Jesse Helms RNC strip the pay raise provi sions from the biu as passed by the House Mitchell said he hoped the Senate would allow the House federal judges and government executives to still get the full raise the House approved The House approved a bill Thursday under which congressional pay should soar from the current to at least and probably closer to Mitchell and Republican Leader Bob Dole of Kansas argued through the day for the Senate to take the full raise If the voters in our states look at what we do if we work hard have a complete disclosure of our assets our speaking fees then they can make the final judg ment Dole said The need for Congress to come to grips with the ethics issue is evident Public opinion demands it said Mitchell Helms argued that the bill was being rammed through The public wont ac cept the argument that ethics can be re formed only if members get more pay he said Mr Joe Lunchbucket is going to stand there and thumb his nose at any con gressman who says that he said Even as they were announcing their in tentions on Friday afternoon to follow the House example Senate leaders were still drafting their version of the legislation With President Bushs support the House voted 252174 on Thursday to raise its pay and that of other top government officials for the first time since early 1987 Please See SENATE Page 11A USC Clemson Down To The Game View Changes For Muir But Aura Remains By MICHAEL SHADY Staff Sports Writer Warren Muir has seen the Clemson South Carolina battle from two distinct point of views As a standout fullback for the USC dur ing the 196769 seasons Muir received some firsthand insight into this intense rivalry While growing up in Fitchburg Mass Muir probably couldnt even point to where Clemson was on the map or had never heard of the Fighting Gamecocks He sure as heck never dreamed he would someday be a part of all this business But upon his arrival in Columbia after spending a year at West Point Muir soon discovered that taking care of the Tigers was the number one thing if not the only thing on the Gamecock football agenda I didnt know of the CarolinaClemson rivalry until I got to Columbia Muir said And I found out quickly how im portant it was Twenty years later as a Carolina alumnus and business person in the CSRA Muir is still an active partici pant in this little annual gettogether but nowadays he makes his contribution from the stands not on the field And despite the change in perspective the aura around the ClemsonCarolina game remains the same I dont think it has changed over the years Muir said Its still the big game for the two schools Not so big for Muir however that the desire to defeat the dreaded Tigers be comes the sole objective for the Game cocks Indeed Muir is not at all like the several fans who feel a losing USC season is salvaged with a victory over Clemson There are people who believe that but Im not that way he said Of Staff Photo By David Kldwell OPPOSITE SIDES When Warren Muir left played fullback for the USC Gamecocks 20 years ago Mayor H Odell Weeks was there Theyll both be there tonight Mayor Weeks for the 63rd straight year and Muir as a fan on the opposite side of the field course Id always like to beat Clemson but Id like the team to be successful Muir is also concerned with those Gamecock supporters who take the whole thing a bit too seriously Well you know you got fanatics and Please See VIEW Page 11A Mayor Weeks Anticipates 63rd Straight By KENZIE WINSTEAO Staff Sports Writer Longtime Aiken Mayor H Odell Weeks knows where hell be Saturday night at and anyone who knows him does too When his beloved Tigers hit the field against South Carolina at WilliamsBrice Stadium in Columbia Weeks will be watching his 63rd consecutive Clernson Carolina game I guess Ive been lucky said Weeks now 81 one of the most staunch Clemson sup porters in Aiken County A member of the 1925 Aiken High foot ball team Weeks saw his first ClemsonCarolina game in 1926 his first year at Clemson He eventually earned his degree from Clemson in 1930 Back then Clemson then known as Clemson was a small military school with about 1200 cadets and the game was played on Big Thursday at the Fairgrounds in Columbia at its cur rent site The South Carolina State Fair was held in conjunction with the Clem sonCarolina game People would come from all over South Carolina to the fair said Weeks It was an early game You could park all around the fairgrounds Weeks said fans would take in some of the fair before and after the big game Since then of course Clemson has built one of the largest college stadiums in the South and the game is played on a home andhome basis which is better abso lutely The people in Clemson thought it should be said Weeks USC also has constructed a new state oftheart football stadium Please See MAYOR Page 11A Former Governors Agree Education Key To Growth By ELIZABETH GROAT Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA Eight South Carolina governors discussed on Friday the politi cal changes that marked their com bined 40 years in of fice and all agreed education is the key to the states continued growth Sens Strom Thur mond and Ernest Hoi lings both former gov ernors joined current Gov Carroll Campbell AMTRFI T and five others via sat CAMPBELL ellite from Washington About 100 others attended the roundtable talk held at Co lumbia College and sponsored by The Palmetto Project George Timmerman Jr who served as the Palmetto States top elected official from 195559 and is now an Aiken County circuit judge was unable to attend The governors said education has in creased economic and social growth in South Carolina and they called for more programs and training to increase the strength of the states workforce John West governor from 197175 said he recalled a survey in the 1950s that said onethird of South Carolinas adults were illiterate That challenge was met with two things education programs and an ef fort to bring things to South Carolina he said He cited Hollings who was in office from 195963 and Donald Russell who served from 196365 and is now a Spartan burg County circuit judge for their in strumental roles in desegregating Clem son University We recogni2ed we had to develop a comprehensive system that would allow everyone to participate added Robert McNair governor from 196571 and now head of a large Columbia law firm Please See FORMER Page 11A Three Local Teams Advance In Prep Football Playoffs From Staff Reports There is still life for three Aiken Coun ty high school football teams in the state playoffs but three other local teams werent as fortunate Friday night Aiken Silver Bluff and North Augusta each advanced in playoff action Friday night but Strom Thurmond Wardlaw Academy and WillistonElko werent as lucky Heres a rundown on how the local teams fared Friday night Aiken walked all over St Johns of Darlington before the home folks at Hagood stadium The Hornets ran for more than 400 yards and improved to 10 2 Aiken will host Beaufort next week v North Augusta advanced to the fin als of the upper state in Class AAAA Division II with a 2010 win at Airport the Jackets second win over the Eagles The Jackets 67 will take next week off before continuing the playoffs s For the second consecutive year Silver Bluff ripped Loris in the playoffs This year the Bulldogs now 101 won 276 The Bulldogs will take next week off before continuing their state title hunt Strom Thurmond fell behind Hilton Head early and couldnt recover in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs 27 6 The Rebels finished at 102 v No 1 WillistonElko saw its dream season end at Jonesville 1413 The Blue Devils finished the season at 121 s Wardlaw Academy lost in the cliampionship game of the South Caroli na Independent School Athletic Associa tion to Lord Berkeley 1913 Please see Pages IB and 2B for com plete results ;