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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 27, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Page 2A Page IB Monday, November 27, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 299 Baby To Get First Living Transplant Aiken City Council To Be Sworn In Green Bay Moves Into Tie For First Page 8AA Quick ReadColombian Jet Crashes With 60 Passengers BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian passenger jet with 60 people aboard crashed in flames early today outside Bogota, and there appeared to be no survivors, police said. One witness said the jet blew apart in the air. The Avianca jet crashed at 7:13 a.m. in Soacha, a city 18 miles east of the capital, Bogota. The RCN radio network quoted officials at the airport control tower at El Dorado Airport in Bogota as saying Avianca jet crashed just after taking off for the western city of Cali. It quoted a witness as saying the Boeing 727 exploded and broke in two just after taking off. The last major passenger jet crash in Colombia occurred March 17,1988, when an Avianca Boeing 727-100 crashed into a mountain near the northern city of Zulia, killing 138 people. On July 27,1985, an air force transport plane crashed in the Amazon jungle, killing all 74 people aboard. The military plane was carrying passengers because of a airline strike.Red-Nosed Reindeer Turns 50 This Year By The Associated Press Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, who turns 50 this year, saved more than just Christmas when he pulled Santa’s sleigh by the light of his famous snout. He saved his creator, Robert May, from financial ruin, May’s daughter recalls. “My father said that Rudolph was the only reindeer in history that kept the wolf from the door,” said Virginia Hera, of Novato, Calif. “It was definitely the highlight of his life.” May was an advertising copywriter for Montgomery Ward in Chicago when he invented the little reindeer - originally called Rollo — as a promotional gimmick in 1939. The store handed out millions of copies of the story annually until the paper shortages of World War II. It reintroduced Rudolph in 1946.WeatherCloudy Skies Mostly cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a 50 percent chance of thundershowers and a low in the upper 50s. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast Tuesday with a 60 percent chance of thundershowers and a high in the low 70s. Please see Page 6A for details.Deaths Catherine Aikens, Aiken Charlie T. Barton, Columbia Samuel R. Bids, Langley Alvin W. Kilpatrick Jr., North Augusta Ruth S. Rozier, Augusta Wylene B. Smith, Sparta, Ga. Lula Mae Williams, Augusta Please see Page 6A for details.Inside Today Bridge...............................................6B Calendar............................................6A Classifieds............................ 4B Comics..............................................3B Crossword.........................................8B Cryptoquote.......................................5B Dear Abby..........................................3B Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................4A Sports................................................7A Television..........................................3B Weather.............................................6A May Be Troubled Waters At Shipboard Summit By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - There’s a cold front bearing down on Malta, the Mediterranean island where President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev are going this weekend to warm up their relationship. It could rain on their sail, according to the weather forecast. Big-time summits at sea are like that. The last time there was a shipboard meeting of this caliber — actually the only time — a heavy mist prevented Franklin D. Roosevelt from seeing Winston Churchill’s arrival. Churchill and Roosevelt — like Bush and Gorbachev — had no fixed agenda for their 1941 meeting, which was called simply so the two leaders could get to know each other. Their ships, Prince of Wales and USS Augusta, rendezvoused off Newfoundland for security reasons. Nobody worried that the two men — one leading a nation at war, the other president of a nation wanting to help — would succumb to seasickness. And they didn’t. Churchill liked to call himself “a former naval person” and wore Navy uniforms. Roosevelt was a former secretary of the Navy and a lifetime student of the sea. Bush, too, is a former Navy man — albeit an aviator — a weekend Kennebunkport sailor and avid fisherman. Gorbachev, by contrast, is a farm boy from north of the Caucasus mountains who worked as a teen-ager as an assistant combine harvester operator in the grain fields of the collective farms. Seasickness by either partner could cast a pall over the proceedings in Mar-saxlokk Bay. It’s been said that the only thing that keeps sufferers of seasickness alive is the hope of dying. Their age is in their favor: Bush is 65, Gorbachev is 58. “There have been studies on seasickness by the British,” says Capt. Martin (See MAY, Page 10A) Michel Aoun Rejects Ultimatum By New President To Quit By The Associated Press BEIRUT, Lebanon — Christian army commander Michel Aoun today rejected a 48-hour ultimatum by the new president to resign and said he would “die fighting for Lebanon’s honor.” Military sources denied reports that Gen. Aoun’s force and President Elias Hrawi’s backers were massing troops. “There is absolutely no move on the ground to suggest that a collision is imminent. The fronts are as they have been since the (Sept. 22) cease-fire,” one ranking officer said on condition of anonymity. Aoun, in an interview on French television, said, “I shall defend myself and the free (Christian) areas to the last man. I shall be in the forward lines of my troops and shall die fighting for Lebanon’s honor.” “I do not recognize Mr. Hrawi. His election under Syrian occupation is unconstitutional,” Aoun said. The interview are also broadcast by Christian radio stations. Hrawi, elected by Parliament Friday to replace assassinated leader Rene Mouawad, told reporters Sunday he would not permit the existence of two rival governments in Lebanon and said he would replace Aoun as army commander within 48 hours. “If he stays ... I must say with much regret that he will have to bear the consequences,” Hrawi said at his temporary headquarters in east Lebanon’s Syrian-controlled Bekaa valley town of Chtoura. Hrawi, 64, sacked Aoun as head of an interim military Cabinet on Saturday. But the measure was a mere formality because Aoun still controls the military and has ignored the order. “He still is general of the army, perhaps for no more than 48 hours, after which, if he stays, he will become an officer of this army,” Hrawi said. Hrawi pledged to rule from the traditional seat of Lebanon’s Maronite heads of state in suburban Baabda east of Beirut, where Aoun has set up his command in the bunker of the shell-battered presidential palace. Hrawi and Aoun are both Maronites. “Whatever is left of Baabda, even if it is one room, when his situation is over, it will be my residence,” Hrawi said. That touched off reports that an attack was imminent and that the Syrian army was moving in reinforcements to evict Aoun from the hilltop Baabda palace, five miles east of Beirut.Many Count Blessings After Hugo Editor’s Note: Reporter Philip Lord, who is from the Summerville area, spent Thanksgiving there. This is one of a continuing series of articles looking at Hurricane Hugo and its long-term effects on South Carolina. By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer SUMMERVILLE — As families gathered around the dinner table on Thanksgiving, they had a lot to be thankful for. Two months after Hurricane Hugo, area residents are still trying to recover from the storm that turned their world upside down. Trees that used to provide natural privacy and beauty to old homes in the town are now mountains of debris beside the roads that can make driving difficult for those who enter the area for the first time. Homes that used to be surrounded with with a sense of wonder because of their hidden features now stand in the midst of open fields. Large pines and oaks that added charm to the village founded in the 1700s as a place of beauty to escape the hustle and bustle of Charleston now lie beside the roads, waiting for workers to haul them to lumber yards or landfills. Now that an area wide burning ban has been lifted, residents will have an opportunity to clear their yards of debris that they had been piling by the roadways. Azalea Park, the once beautiful area that tended itself to many summer garden weddings or Sunday afternoon picnics, lies in ruins. (See MANY, Page 10A) Many Cholesterol Testings Inaccurate, Report Says By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Cholesterol screenings in shopping malls and other public settings often can be inaccurate, pose hygiene risks and frequently fail to provide counseling or physician referral, a government report said today. The report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general recommends federal regulation of all cholesterol screenings that are not conducted by health care professionals. An investigation by the inspector general found that basic rules of hygiene were often ignored, qualifications and training of testers varied widely and public screenings often lacked the optimal conditions needed to produce accurate results with portable analyzers. “The public in general is not aware of these shortcomings, and does not know what to look for in safe, high-quality public screening programs,” said the report. “In addition, screening staff may be placing themselves as well as screenees at risk due to marginal observation of the basic rules of hygiene and infection control procedures,” the report said. The report was being discussed at a hearing today by a House Small Business subcommittee on regulation and business opportunities, chaired by Rep. Ron Wy-den, D-Ore., who requested the study. Cholesterol screenings are conducted at shopping malls, pharmacies, health clubs, village halls and a variety of other public settings. The report said it found no reliable national statistics on prevalence of screenings but said that because of greater awareness of the link between high cholesterol and heart disease, “demand for screening is increasing significantly.” “At a time when over 60 million adult Americans may currently have high blood cholesterol, placing them at risk of heart disease, it defies common sense to allow unregulated public screening to continue,” Wyden said. His subcommittee has been studying medical testing, and its finding that a (See MANY, PagelOA) COUNTY PUBLIC Ll 435 NEWBERRY ST. S. AIKEN, S. C 23801 SVikcn Hard-Liners Out Of Politburo AP Later photo OPPOSITION MEETS PREMIER: Opposition leader in Prague. The country’s embattled Communist leaders Vaclev Havel (left) shakes hands with Czechoslovak early today dumped three more hard-liners from the ruling Premier Ladislav Adamec at the start of their talks Sunday Politburo. PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia — Sirens howled and church bells rang today at the onset of a two-hour general strike called to demand the end of one-party Communist rule. Huge crowds choked major thoroughfares across the nation. Trying to head off the strike, which was seen as a referendum on demands for their ouster, the country’s embattled Communist leaders early today dumped three more hard-liners from the ruling Politburo. They also endorsed a “dialogue” with the opposition and agreed to a parliamentary inquiry of the brutal police crackdown on a peaceful student rally Nov. 17 that touched off the East bloc’s latest peaceful popular revolt. The concessions followed unprecedented talks Sunday between opposition leaders and Communist premier Ladislav Adamec, who later told about 300,000 demonstrators that authorities were ready to listen to the people on reform. For ll straight days, Czechs and Slovaks had taken to the streets to press for an end to four decades of authoritarian rule. Sirens and church bells sounded in Prague and other major cities at noon today to mark the start of the general strike. State radio said all enterprises were affected, although most had skeleton crews so production would not be completely disrupted. At the start of live coverage, a radio announcer called the symbolic strike “the highest form of... struggle” for democracy and said it had been made necessary because “of the mistakes of the regime.” Irater, a representative of the Student Strike Committee that had initiated the (See HARD-LINERS, Page 10A) ;

  • Catherine Aikens
  • Elias Hrawi
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Ladislav Adamec
  • Michel Aoun
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Philip Lord
  • Rene Mouawad
  • Robert May
  • Ruth S. Rozier
  • Vaclev Havel

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