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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 19, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports No 1 Notre Dame 34 No 17PennState23 No 2 Colorado Kansas St 59 11 No 3 Michigan Minnesota 49 15 No 4 Alabama37 SMississippi14 No 5 Florida St57 Memphis St20 No 6 Nebraska Oklahoma 42 25 No 7 Miami Fla42 San Diego St6 No 8SouthernCal 10 UCLA10 No 9 Tennessee Mississippi 33 21 No 11 Auburn Georgia 20 3 No 12 Illinois 41 28 No 15 Clemson South Carolina 45 0 No 16 Virginia Maryland 48 21 No 19Pittsburgh 47 East Carolina42 No 20 Texas Tech 48 Southern Methodist 24 No 21 BrighamYoung 70 Utah31 No 22 Ohio St Wisconsin 42 22 New Mexico45 No 23 Fresno St22 No 25 Duke North Carolina 41 0 Weather Fair Skies Today Fair skies are forecast today with a low in the low 40s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy The high will be in the low 70s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Paul M Bulfinch Fairburn Ga Theresa Efron Atlanta Cloteal Hallman Monetta Lucius Hightower Bath GG Houston North Augusta James E Jones Barnwell Robert W Leary Jr Beech Island Joe M Long Beaufort Abraham Raiford Ridge Spring Charles R Shepherd North Augusta James A Williams Johnston Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge5D Calendar6C Classifieds3D Dear Abby4C Local Front9A Obituaries6A Opinions1D Sports1B Weather6A Page 2A Cheney Admits Soviet Military Cuts Page 9A Power Franchise On Council Agenda Sunday November 19 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 291 Ethics Pay Thoughts Exactly The Wrong Thing7 By STEVEN KOMAROW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The pay raise and ethics bill Congress sent President Bush early Saturday has less pay and ethics for the Senate than the House and many senators say their decision to take less of both will haunt them We have done exactly the wrong thing said Sen Tim Wirth DColo We nave failed Senate leaders spent Friday imploring their colleagues to accept the plan passed by the House Thursday to push congressional salaries to at least in the next 13 months and then bar members from padding their income with speeches The House of Representatives demon strated courage said Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell DMaine But a majority of senators didnt buy it Privately it was said Mitchell was three votes short So he and Senate Republican leader Bob Dole of Kansas regrouped and pushed through a compromise to in crease senators salaries only and gradually over many years phase out the muchcriticized honoraria system Sen Alan Simpson RWyo called it a safe chicken dance and predicted a new Senate salaryhonoraria fight next year Sen Robert C Byrd DWVa said the Senate demonstrated cowardice and made itself an even more elite institution for the wealthy than it already is We have failed the country we have failed the institution and we have failed its fu ture he said The House which stayed in session past 1 am Saturday awaiting Senate ac tion took about 30 seconds to send the bill to the president who is expected to sign it The bill gives Bushs Cabinetlevel aides and federal judges the same percentage raises as the House House and Senate leaders waited until Clemson 45 LOOSE TIGERS Clemson quarterback Chris Morocco hands off to Tony Kennedy in action from last nights CarolinaClemson game It was all Tigers in Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth Columbias WilliamsBrice stadium Clemson scored early and often to beat the Gamecocks 450 For all the details please see Page 1B Backup For Tritium To Take 16 Years From Staff And Wire Reports WASHINGTON A backup weapons production reactor to produce tritium proposed by the Department of Energy will take at least 16 years to finish ac cording to a General Accounting Office investigation DOE asked Congress to fund a heavy water reactor at the Savannah River Site which would produce 100 percent of the nations tritium DOE also asked for funding for a modular reactor at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory to pro vide a backup source for tritium When DOE announced the plan for the new production reactor officials said it would take 10 years before the reactor could begin producing tritium in a modu lar hightemperature gascooled reator The backup reactor would only be ca pable of producing 50 percent of the triti um needed since the technology is still in experimental stages The estimated cost of the Idaho reactor is billion which would be built at the same time as the heavywater reactor at SRS According to the GAO study which was requested by Rep Vic Fazio DCalif 2005 would be the soonest the backup re actor would produce its first full load of tritium The study also stated that since the technology for the reactor is new techni cal problems may need to be resolved which could increase the overall schedule Tritium which decays at an annual rate of 55 percent must be replenished constantly The gas is used to enhance the explosive power of nuclear weapons The gas is vital to the national defense According to officials the United States would face unilateral disarmament with out tritium only a few days before the planned ad journment of Congress for the year to push the package through Compared to a failed attempt at a 51 percent pay hike early this year their strategy gave oppo nents little time to mount a campaign against it But consumer advocate Ralph Nader a critic of any congressional salary boost said that when the Senate blinked at the House package it opened the door for opponents to win repeal later The disparity now between the House and the Senate versions will further en courage next year a major repeal drive Please See ETHICS Page 8A Summit Drama Deepens LaidBack Image Disappearing Fast By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON Next months super power summit conceived as a casual getacquainted session is being swamped by the upheaval in Eastern Eu rope and reshaped into a politically charged meeting with an uncertain outcome While struggling to keep expectations modest White House officials acknowl edge that the dizzying events in East Ger many and elsewhere have infused more drama into the meeting between Presi dent Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev We are aware of these expectations a senior administration official said I think its human nature that when an American and Soviet president get to gether naturally the world is glued to the television screens White House press secretary Martin Fitzwater said the opening of the Berlin Wall and the surge of East Germans to the West add a new sense of urgency and a new dimension to the talks Moving beyond the concept of a low stakes gettogether Bush now says he will use the summit to advance the pro cess of reform and democracy The Soviets say the meeting could pro duce a timetable for resolving key issues facing the two superpowers Along those lines the United States says the summit will give a push to all of the USSoviet arms negotiations but will not produce actual formulas for reductions Whereas Bush originally described meeting merely as an opportunity to Jut his feet up and chat with Gorbacheyfthe Please See SUMMIT Page 8A SC Bar Owners Lobbying For Protection On Fake IDs By The Associated Press COLUMBIA Bar and restaurant owners are lobbying for a bill that would prevent them from being penalized for serving liquor to minors carrying false identification and toughen penalties for those who use fake IDs I love that bill said Duncan Mac Rae coowner of Yesterdays bar and restaurant Minors now can waltz in here use a fake ID and I could lose my license while they walk away with noth ing but a fine Bar owners say fake IDs often are diffi cult to spot and failing to identify one can be a costly mistake Last year one Columbia bar lost its liquor license and a second was fined for serving alco hol to minors State Rep Candy Waites DColumbia said she and other legislators are plan ning to file a bill that would make anyone who is legally authorized to sell alcohol immune from the penalties of an unlaw ful sale if the purchaser knowingly mis represents hisher age by producing false identification The bill also would shift the penalty onto those who uses a fake IDs requiring that they lose their drivers licenses for 90 days The legal drinking age in South Caroli na is 21 The Alcoholic Beverage Control Com mission which issues liquor licenses and regulates the sale of alcohol tries to be fair with bar owners sanctioning them only if they serve drinks to someone they should have known was underage said Emerson Coates the commissions depu ty chief of enforcement The commission holds conferences to teach bar owners how to spot fake IDs We do not want to hold any place re sponsible that is not knowingly violating the law he said But if they just bla tantly accept an ID that weve warned them about they can be held responsible Spy Novel May Die Where It Was Born The Berlin Wall By JOHN LE CARRE KnightRidder When the Wall went up I was serving at the British Embassy in Bonn and flew to Berlin with a colleague to take a look As we stood at the Wall he told me to wipe the grin off my face I wasnt aware I was grinning and I certainly didnt find anything to grin about in what I saw so I expect it was one of those soupy grins of embarrassment that come over people at extremely sol emn moments like funerals or having lunch with Mrs Thatcher The Wall was without doubt the most disgusting symbol of political failure I had seen and as good luck would have it I was looking for a book at the time and the Wall gave it to me Writers are nothing if not opportunists I had no notion of writing a big best seller but I felt angrier than I had felt before about any political event and an ger gave wing to my writing I wrote in the small hours of the morning in lunch EDITORS NOTE John leCarre au thor of The Spy Who Came In From the Cold and most recently Russia House wrote this article for the Boston Globe hours and in auy stolen moment I could grab in the Embassy The diplomatic cocktail and dinner party round need less to say had not flinched in the crisis so it was jolly evenings as usual I wrote on the ferry as I crossed each day to Bad Godesberg from my bouse in Konigs winter The real writing took no more than about five weeks After that it was cutting and polishing The story was entirely imagined I knew very little about the kind of spying I was describing I had never been in East Berlin let alone East Germany I was certain from what I had seen of our intelligence services that they possessed Please See SPY Page 12A   

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