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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 27, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Green Bay Moves Into Tie For First Page 8A A Quick Read Colombian Jet Crashes With 60 Passengers BOGOTA Colombia AP A Co lombian passenger jet with 60 people aboard crashed in flames early to day outside Bogota and there ap peared to be no survivors police said One witness said the jet blew apart in the air The Avianca jet crashed at am in Soacha a city 18 miles east of the capital Bogota The RCN radio network quoted of ficials at the airport control tower at El Dorado Airport in Bogota as say ing 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 171986 when an Avianca Boeing 727100 crashed into a mountain near the northern city of Zulia killing 138 people On July 271985 an air force trans port plane crashed in the Amazon jungle killing all 74 people aboard The military plane was carrying pas sengers because of a airline strike RedNosed Reindeer Turns 50 This Year By The Associated Press Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer who turns 50 this year saved more than just Christmas when he pulled Santas sleigh by the light of his fam ous snout He saved his creator Rob ert May from financial ruin Mays daughter recalls My father said that Rudolph was the only reindeer in history that kept the wolf from the door said Virgin ia Here of Npvato Calif It was def initely the highlight of his life May was an advertising copywrit er for Montgomery Ward in Chicago when he invented the little reindeer originally called Rollo as a pro motional gimmick in 1939 The store handed out millions of copies of the story annually until the paper shortages of World War n It reintroduced Rudolph in 1946 Weather Cloudy Skies Mostly cloudy skies are forecast tonight with a 50 percent chance of thundershowers and a low in the up per 50s Mostly cloudy skies are fore cast 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 Birts 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 Bridge6B Calendar6A Classifieds4B Comics3B Crossword8B Cryptoquote5B Dear Abby3B Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Telavjrion3B Wiiinar6A Page 2A Baby To Get First Living Transplant Page 1B Aiken City Council To Be Sworn In COUNTY PUBLIC LI 435 NEWBERRY ST S AIKEN S C 29801 Monday November 27 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 299 HardLiners Out Of Politburo OPPOSITION MEETS PREMIER Opposition leader Vaclev Havel left shakes hands with Czechoslovak Premier Ladislav Adamec at the start of their talks Sunday AP Laser photo in Prague The countrys embattled Communist leaders early today dumped three more hardliners from the ruling Politburo PRAGUE Czechoslovakia Sirens howled and church bells rang today at the onset of a twohour general strike called to demand the end of oneparty Commu nist 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 countrys embattled Communist leaders early today dumped three more hardliners from the ruling Politburo They also endorsed a dialogue with the opposition and agreed to a parliamen tary inquiry of the brutal police crack down on a peaceful student rally Nov 17 that touched off the East blocs latest peaceful popular revolt The concessions followed unprecedent ed talks Sunday between opposition lead ers and Communist premier Ladislav Adamec who later told about 300000 demonstrators that authorities were ready to listen to the people on reform For 11 straight days Czechs and Slo vaks 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 skele ton 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 de mocracy and said it had been made nec essary because of the mistakes of the regime Later a representative of the Student Strike Committee that had initiated the See HARDLINERS Page 10A May Be Troubled Waters At Shipboard Summit By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Theres a cold front bearing down on Malta the Mediterra nean island where President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev are go ing this weekend to warm up their relationship It could rain on their sail according to the weather forecast Bigtime 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 Win ston Churchills 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 sea sickness And they didnt Churchill liked to call himself a for mer naval person and wore Navy uni forms 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 Kenne bunkport sailor and avid fisherman Gor bachev by contrast is a farm boy from north of the Caucasus mountains who worked as a teenager 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 Its 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 seasick ness by the British says Capt Martin See MAY Page 10A Many Count Blessings After Hugo Editors Note Reporter Philip Lord who is from the Summerville area spent Thanksgiving there This is one of a con tinuing series of articles looking a t Hurri cane Hugo and its longterm effects on South Carolina By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer SUMMERVILLE As families gath ered around the dinner table on Thanks giving 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 pri vacy 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 Many Cholesterol Testings Inaccurate Report Says 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 oppor tunity to clear their yards of debris that they had been piling by the roadways Azalea Park the once beautiful area that lended itself to many summer gar den weddings or Sunday afternoon pic nics lies in ruins See MANY Page 10A By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Cholesterol screen ings in shopping malls and other public settings often can be inaccurate pose hy giene risks and frequently fail to provide counseling or physician referral a gov ernment 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 gen eral found that basic rules of hygiene were often ignored qualifications and training of testers varied widely and pub lic 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 highquality pub lic 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 con trol 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 DOre 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 preva lence of screenings but said that because of greater awareness of the link between high cholesterol and heart disease de mand 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 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 48hour ultimatum by the new president to resign and said he would die fighting for Lebanons honor Military sources denied reports that Gen Aouns force and President Elias Hrawis backers were massing troops There is absolutely no move on the ground to suggest that a collision is immi nent The fronts are as they have been since the Sept 22 ceasefire one rank ing officer said on condition of anonymity Aoun in an interview on French televi sion 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 Lebanons honor I do not recognize Mr Hrawi His election under Syrian occupation is un constitutional 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 ri val 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 conse quences Hrawi said at his temporary headquarters in east Lebanons 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 per haps for no more than 48 hours after which if he stays he will become an offi cer of this army Hrawi said Hrawi pledged to rule from the tradi tional seat of Lebanons Maronite heads of state in suburban Baabda east of Bei rut where Aoun has set up his command in the bunker of the shellbattered presi dential 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   

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