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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 26, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Miami Upends Notre Dame Page IB A Quick Read OneTime Lovers Tie Knot 53 Years Later WABASH Ind AP Doris Lo retta England and Cecil Pegan de cided late was better than never for their wedding 53 years after their first date Hes still the same as before the bride said He was a real nice fellow when I first went out with him and hes still a real nice fellow Their wedding was scheduled for Saturday The two dated for about six months during that initial courtship when Mrs England was still in high school Then Pegan left Wabash County to find work in Muncie and they lost touch Everyone was working on farms then Mrs England recalled last week He was earning about a month and went down to Muncie where he could earn a month Each married and had three chil dren Mrs Englands husband died 21 years ago Pegans wife died four years ago On June 3 the two met again at a school reunion Mating Newts Enjoy Official Compassion BERKELEY Calif AP Love sick Berkeley newts enjoying offi cial compassion are crossing a nor mally heavily traveled road in perfect safety from car wheels in thenannual breeding migration The roadway the newts use through Tilden Park to Wildcat Creek has been closed for the week end so the little critters wont be squashed en route to ensuring the survival of the species Tilden Park managers have been plotting ways for years to keep the newts a type of salamander alive and travelers happy So far its newts 1 motorists 0 Officials are considering boring a tunnel under the honeymoon route so the road wont have to be closed Weather Mostly Cloudy Today will be mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain Todays high will be in the low 70s Partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of rain are forecasts for tonight Winds will be S at 5 to 10 mph Please see Page 12A for details Deaths Robert Curry Trenton Pete Economos North Augusta Everett Hall North Augusta Beatrice Aiieen Ross Blackville Broadious Scriven New Ellenton Rev Melvin L Smith Brooklyn NY Lillie M Stevenson Orangeburg Joshua Williams Sr North Augusta Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Calendar11A Classifieds3D Cryptoquote4D DearAbby8A Local Front9A Obituaries6A Opinions1D Sports1B Weather12A Page 2A Weapons Plane Crashes In Salvador Page 9A Clemson Ready For Rolling Stones cpjwnr PUBLIC tanDarft Sunday November 26 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 298 Miami In Title Race As Bowl Bids Go Out Clemson Accepts Gator Invitation From Wire Reports The Miami Hurricanes put themselves back into the national title picture Satur day night with a 2710 victory against top ranked Notre Dame just hours after the Irish accepted a bid to play in the Orange Bowl against No 2 Colorado on New Years Day The Hurricanes are headed to the Sug ar Bowl to face the Southeastern Confer ence champion Saturday was the first day bowl bids At The Strut could be officially extended to college teams although most of the pairing had already been settled No 15 Clemson and West Virginia with two losses apiece accepted bids on Satur day to meet Dec 31th in the Gator Bowl Clemson 92 beat Florida State 3224 but suffered midseason losses to Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Georgia Tech and Duke Those defeats cost the Tigers the Atlantic Coast Conference champion ship they have held since 1986 The Tigers buried their last three oppo nents Wake Forest North Carolina and South Carolina by a combined score of 1246 Clemsons last appearance in the Gator Bowl was in 1986 when it defeated Stan ford 2721 West Virginia ranked 17th in the na tion finished the season 821 The Moun taineers losses came against Virginia Tech and Penn State they tied Pittsburgh Heres how the rest of the college bowl picture looks Califoma Dec 9 Fresno State vs Ball State Independence Dec 16 Tulsa vs Oregon IN THE SPimf ToHfe Coartman 6 of Salley gets in the mood for the annual Chitlin Strut with the proper costume She was among the 70000 people enjoying the festivities on a day when the Chitlin was king Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CELEBRATING McNeil Pedens dressed up as Uncle Sam and traveled from Pickens to take part in the Chitlin Strut For the complete story on the Strut please se Page 9A Dubcek Dismisses Party ShakeUp By GIRARD C STEICHEN Associated Press Writer PRAGUE Czechoslovakia More than half a million demonstrators Satur day scoffed at a Communist Party shake up and cheered Alexander Dubcek as he urged leaders to resign and make way for democratic reforms The beleaguered government bowed to some of the protesters demands releas ing a group of prominent political prison ers and declaring a willingness to give nonCommunists greater power Also the entire Communist Party lead ership of Prague resigned under increas The political leadership has lost touch with the peo ple and the crisis has deepened Alexander Dubcek ing pressure for reform On Friday the nations 13man ruling Politburo resigned and was replaced by a nineman Politburo containing several hardline holdovers Dubcek the reformer ousted after Warsaw Pact tanks crushed his Prague Spring movement in 1968 was shown for the first time live on national television as he addressed a sea of flagwaving roaring demonstrators at Letna field in northern Prague It was the largest rally in the nations history Long live Dubcek the people cried Dubcek to the Palace they chanted referring to the official residence of Czechoslovakias president Dubcek who was heckled just days earlier for making what some considered overly cautious comments unleashed his Please See DUBCEK Page 8A Aloha Dec 25 Michigan State vs Hawaii All American Dec 28 No 23 Duke vs Texas Tech Liberty Dec 28 Air Force a 4238 winner over Utah or Brigham Young vs Mississippi which accepted an invitation after a 2111 victory over Mississippi State Holiday Dec 29 Penn State accept ed an invitation after its victory and will play the Western Athletic Conference winner B YU or Air Force v John Hancock Dec 30 Despite the loss to Penn State Pittsburgh accepted a bid and will play Texas Freedom Dec 30 Washington vs Florida Indiana lost a chance to go when it lost 1514 to Purdue on Saturday Please See MIAMI Page 8A Relaxed Summit Doubtful East Europe To Be Prominent In Talks By BARRY SCHWE1D AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON The stunning events in Eastern Europe are expected to domi nate the upcoming superpower summit in Malta although President Bush and Sovi et leader Mikhail S Gorbachev also will be discussing arms control trade and re gional conflicts from Nicaragua to Afghanistan Bush is holding his first meeting as president with Gorbachev a more expe rienced summit participant and his ad visers say he is being briefed on every imaginable topic including nuclear weapons controls and the environment At the same time the president has tried since he first announced the session on Oct 31 to reduce expectations of a dramatic breakthrough to the point of insisting the Dec 23 meeting isnt really a summit just a feet up gettogether This is a first meeting a time for ex ploration It is not a time for detailed arms control negotiations best left for next years summit he said Wednesday night in a nationally televised speech In an interview with foreign journalists Bush said he was prepared to think anew about reducing US troop levels abroad because of changes in Eastern Europe However he added we do what we do in conjunction with our allies not in private talks with the Soviet leader The events that serve as backdrop for the summit are momentous the holes in the Berlin Wall the changing regimes in Poland Hungary East Germany and Bulgaria and fastmoving developments in Czechoslovakia In Prague the entire Czech ruling Politburo was pressured to resign in a remarkable weekend leadership shuffle that was continuing Saturday with the largest rally in the na tions history demanding still more change In his speech Bush described his sum mit message to the Soviet leader this way Please See RELAXED Page 8A Hugo Sweeps Thousands To Poverty By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON Hurricane Hugo the greatest natural disaster to befall South Carolina in a century swept thousands of poor people and the nearpoor into a maelstrom from which many will take years to emerge Disaster is the great equalizer said Barbara Lohman of the American Red Cross It reduces us all to the same lev el but the poor will take much longer to recover Im here in the hands of the good man the Lord said Rosalee Johnson whose home in the rural Hamlin Beach section of Mount Pleasant was destroyed by a wall of seawater that accompanied the storm Youve got to do the best you can Its hard until something comes around she said as debris smoldered in a fire in front of the shell of the building that was once her house The devastation could push 184000 South Carolinians into poverty annual income below for a family of four said Marvin Lare executive director of the South Carolina Institute on Poverty and Deprivation That would raise the states poverty rate from 166 percent to over 19 percent In 17 of 24 counties declared federal disaster areas more than 20 percent of the population was living in poverty be fore Hugo and that will increase at least 10 percent he said Ten percent would be a very conser vative estimate considering the damage to homes and jobs especially in areas where you already have high rates of poverty Lare said The economic via bility of those areas could not readily snap up the difference Hugo killed 29 people destroyed 5000 homes and did at least billion damage on Sept 21 An estimated 247000 jobs were lost at least temporarily with the hardesthit industries those that em ployed large numbers of lowerincome workers such as tourism forestry and agriculture For many of the poor recovery will come only through the good will of volun teers emergency aid and hard work Mrs Johnson who lives in a trailer do nated by a church group said the Feder al Emergency Management Agency has been some help but they never give you back what you lost FEMA says its goal Please See HUGO Page   

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