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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                COUNTY PUBUC Sports HOME VRJIOR TIKE Preps Resume Playoffs Page IB A Quick Read Filtered Coffee Healthiest Brew BOSTON AP Filtered coffee by far the favorite among US coffee drinkers may also be the healthiest brew for the heart a study says The research in todays New En gland Journal of Medicine found a strong link between rising cholester ol levels and boiled coffee a brewing method popular in Scandinavia People who used this method for nine weeks had a 10 percent rise in their cholesterol levels which trans lates into a 20 percent increase in their risk of heart disease But when they stayed with filtered coffee the most popular brewing method in the United States their cholesterol lev els remained steady The bottom line of the study is that it seems the way you make your coffee makes a large difference said Dr Diederick E Grobbee of Erasmus University Medical School in the Netherlands Man Spreads AIDS To At Least 11 Women BOSTON AP Women who think they are safe from AIDS be cause they avoid risky sex may have a false sense of security say researchers who traced 11 cases of AIDS infection to sexual relations with the same man The women all Belgians were largely welleducated and middle class and averaged 2 sexual part ners over a threeyear period But despite their seemingly low risk they caught the virus from a civil engineer who probably contracted it in Africa Researchers said their study em phasizes that middleclass women can catch the virus even though they dont have sex with drug addicts or bisexuals Doctors said the cluster of infec tion is the largest to be documented among heterosexuals since the epi demic emerged almost a decade ago Page 2A EAL Pilots Coll Off Sympathy Strike Weather Skies To Clear Rainclouds will begin to clear to day The high will be in the 50s To night will be clear and colder with a low in the 20s Friday will be mostly sunny with a high in the 50s Please see Page 4B for details Deaths Irma S Ayling Graniteville Otlie M Clay Augusta Mabel Jones Holmes Graniteville Cleve Newman Augusta Barbara Salvato Williston Please see Page 48 for details Inside Today Bridge6D Calendar1F Ctessilieds2O Comics6C Crossword8O Cryptoquote4D DearAbby6C Local News981C Obituaries6A Opinions1E Sports1B Television6C Weather6A Holiday Hours In order for employees of the Aiken Standard to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families the news paper will close its offices at noon both Thursday and Friday The daily newspaper will be deliv ered as usual The newspaper will resume regu lar office hours on Monday Page 1C Stores Prepare For Big Shopping Day Thursday November 23 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 295 Defective Fuel Rods Found At SRS Last Year Replacement Cost Question Undecided By KATHY KADADE States News Service WASHINGTON Engineers of E I du Pont deNemours Co discovered over a year ago that reactors at the Savannah River nuclear weapons plants were equipped with defective fuel rod assem blies a General Accounting Office report has said According to the report the Energy Department immediately ordered the as semblies replaced or where possible repaired But a top official of the Energy Depart ment told a House subcommittee last month that DOE has not decided whether to attempt to hold du Pont then the plant operator liable for the extra costs The General Accounting Office is a re search arm of Congress The report dat ed Oct 23 1989 was written at the re quest of the House subcommittee on environment energy and natural resources Costs of repairing the reactors will cer tainly exceed the GAO report said Under one scenario the costs could be much higher Repairs to K reactor whose fuel rod assemblies will be re placed entirely could ultimately be as high as million the report said Three reactors at the Savannah River facility K L and P manufacture tritium a radioactive isotope which is used to make nuclear weapons The Aiken facility is the nations sole source of tritium but the plant has been shut down for over a year because the conditions and procedures at the site caused widespread official concern that the aging plant could not be operated safely Federal energy officials have been working for months to modernize the plant The defective components described in the GAO report are at the heart of the Dazzling Show Sends Shuttle On Quiet Flight By LAURA TOLLEY Associated Press Writer SPACE CENTER Houston The Dis covery astronauts whirled around Earth today on a hushhush military mission that began with a dazzling nighttime launch and is expected to include deploy ment of a sophisticated spy satellite A militaryimposed news blackout aur rounding the flight continued today the five crew members first full day in orbit Their Thanksgiving holiday in space will include a dinner of turkey and cranberry sauce The beginning of the classified mission was anything but secret as Discovery blasted off at pm Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Fla carving a spectac ular fiery path across the heavens People at the launch site could see it for more than 600 miles It was gorgeous It was a bright sky said Dorothy Flores of Winter Park The dark sky over the central Florida coast turned bright as the shuttle lifted almost straight up and headed over the Atlantic Ocean We are delighted with the results said Forrest McCartney director of the Kennedy Space Center Its something that Americans can be proud and thank ful for on Thanksgiving The liftoff was only the third after dark and the time was dictated by the secret cargo and its mission The shut tles ascent provided a spectacular view over a large part of Florida but clouds obscured the visibility for the rest of the Southeast AP Laserphoto NIGHT LIFTOFF Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Kennedy Space Center with a burst of fire and smoke tritiumproduction process Tritium is produced when tubes con taining enriched uranium release neu trons during the fission process The neu trons are absorbed by targets tubes containing lithium The tubes are subse quently cooled and processed to ex tract tritium the report said These fuel and target tubes must be manufactured to a very specific stan dards or specifications the GAO au thors asserted According to the report du Pont engi neers in September 1988 discovered that contents of a tube in P reactor were too low for where the specifications said the Please See DEFECTIVE Page 7A Bush Says Cold War Must End By TIMOTHY J McNULTY KnightRidder WASHINGTON In a Thanksgiving eve message President Bush broadened the scope of his coming summit with Mik hail Gorbachev telling the nation he wants to see once and for all an end to the Cold War In a firsttime live address from the presidential cabin at Camp David Bush spoke in the most lyrical fashion yet about the liberalization in Eastern Eu rope calling it a new reality But he also tried to reassure the Euro pean allies that there would be no sur prises from his shipboard meeting with the Soviet leader to begin in nine days off Malta in the Mediterranean Sea The president insisted that detailed armscontrol issues will be left for the next summit sometime late next spring or summer and he declared that Ameri can troops will remain in Europe as long as they are wanted and needed Referring to the dramatic opening of the Berlin Wall two weeks ago Bush paraphrased the poet Robert Frost There is something in us that doesnt love a wall Sitting in front of a bookcase by a brick fireplace at the Maryland retreat Bush declared America wants President Gorbachevs reforms known as peres Please See BUSH Page 7A I Thessalonians In Everything Give Thanks By The Rev Finace Bush Jr Pastor Beaverdam Baptist Church According to history a day is set aside each year as Thanksgiving Day On this day people give thanks with feasting and prayer for the blessings they may have received during the year The first Thanksgiving Days were harvest festivals or days for thanking God for plentiful crops For this reason the holiday still takes place late in the fall Rev Bush after the crops have been gathered For thousands of years people in many lands have held harvest festivals The Ameri can Thanksgiving Day probably grew out of the harvesthome celebrations of England In the United States Thanksgiving is usually a family day celebrated with big dinners and joyous reunions The very mention of Thanksgiving often calls up memories of kitchens and pantries crowded with good things to eat Thanks giving is also a time for serious religious thinking church services care for the less fortunate and prayer Although Thanksgiving should be our frequent ex pression or manifestion to God and our fellow man for kindness generosity hos pitality love and patience shown towards us many do not feel the urgent need to express thanks neither are they aware of the positive effect it has on our entire Please See I Thess Page 7A Disasters Lend New Meaning By GEORGE GARTIES Associated Press Writer Images of families still struggling af ter the ravages of the California earth quake and Hurricane Hugo in the Caroli nas brought new meaning this year to the day Americans feast and give thanks for the nations plenty While millions sat down to turkey din ners at home many others celebrated the holiday by sharing with the less for tunate the thousands trying to get back on their feet after natural disasters the homeless in the cities the destitute overseas Around Charleston SC where shat tered homes still bear witness to the hur ricane that killed 29 people Sept 21 and 22 volunteers will serve up 5000 turkey dinners at 13 sites for hurricane victims We got a lot to be thankful for said Charleston City Councilman Robert Ford who represents many of the citys poorer areas Everything we lost in Charleston was mostly material any way People should be grateful for the fact that they have their lives and health Please See DISASTERS Page 7A Campbell SC Bruised Not Broken By KATHY KADADE States News Service WASHINGTON Gov Carroll Camp bell took a were open for business message to journalists Wednesday at a Washington news conference saying he had come to the nations capital to spread the word because the states resorts could lose hundreds of millions in reve nue if tourists continue to shun the state Carroll said he hoped to erase the mis conception disseminated by press coverage of the Hurricane Hugo disaster that the states beaches had been washed into the Atlantic Ocean and Charlestons streets are impassable We were bruised but we never broke he told a roomful of about 25 re Hugos a bad memory andWere open for business Gov Campbell porters from national news organiza tions including the Associated Press and NBCTV Since the hurricane hit beach es and golf courses have been rehabilitat ed and many resorts such as Hilton Head did not suffer any appreciable damage You can help us he told reporters Its important that coastal tourism be put back in business And we can promise that w will have a firstclass presenta tion for anybody that comes to South Carolina Carroll said coastal resorts employ 90000 South Carolinians But news cover age of the hurricane coverage had hurt their business Hotels in the northern coastal area around Myrtle Beach called the Grand Strand are doing only about 80 percent of the business normal for this time of year despite the fact that beaches are largely clear and golf courses intact he said Hotel occupancy in Charleston and oth er southern coastal areas is down to 60 or 70 percent of normal operations he said Please See CAMPBELL Page 7A GOV CAMPBELL Reassurances about Carolina recovery   

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