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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 28, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Bruising Win Goes To 49ers Page 9A A Quick Read Stello Fills Temporary Energy Dept Position Victor Stello Jr the Bush adminis trations choice to head the nations nuclear weapons complex was ap pointed Monday to a lowerranking post Monday while his nomination awaits action by a Senate committe Stello was named principal deputy assistant for defense programs in the US Department of Energy He was nominated July 24 to become DOEs assistant secretary for defense programs In that post he would manage op erations of the nations nuclear weapons facilities including Savan nah River Site Earlier this month the Senate Armed Serices Committee held hear ings on Stellos nomination and de cided to postpone voting on it until Congress reconvenes in January Several environmental organiza tions including Greenpeace have vigorously opposed Stellos nomina tion Greenpeace has claimed that Stello the Nuclear Regulatory Com missions execuive director has a penchant for placing the interests of the nuclear industry ahead of those of the public and a longstanding emphasis on production over health safety and the environment During the confirmation hearings some senators sharply questioned Stello about his NRC actions includ ing allegations that he altered agen cy regulations at the request of com mercial nuclear reactor operators and authorized unusual cash pay ments to an informant as part of a vendetta within the NRC Million Sought In Pizza Delivery Suit ROCK HILL AP A man in jured in an accident with a Dominos Pizza delivery car is suing the na tional pizza company and the Rock Hill deliverer for million in damages Dominos Pizza Inc has 30 days to respond to the suit which was filed Monday in the Court of Common Pleas in York County The suit contends that pizza deliv erer Hugh Blanton without warn ing or justification pulled in front of motorcycle driver Curtis Bradley Jr in Rock Hill Bradley 32 was hospitalized until Nov 21 at Charlotte Memorial Hospi tal for burns on his back and for two broken legs Blanton 40 was charged in the accident with failure to yield right of way Weather Cloudy Rain Possible Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain The low will be in the low 40s Tomorrow will be partly cloudy The highs will be in the 50s with lows in the 30s Please see Page 12A for details Deaths Alberta Birts Langley Charlie J Jones Ridge Spring Rev AM Warren Summerville Harry S Windham Aiken Please see Page 5B for details Inside Today Bridge10B Calendar3B Classifieds88 Comics4B Crossword12B Cryptoquote9B DearAbby4B Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions4A Sports9A Television4B Weather12A Page 2A Opposition Moves Off Streets Page 1B Edgefield Joins Leadership Program A1KEN COUNTY PUBUC an Our ft Tuesday November 28 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 300 Million Awarded In Sewer Contracts Engineers Hired For City Projects By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Sherriff Construction Co Inc was unanimously awarded two contracts Monday night by Aiken City Council to work on two of the three divisions of the southwest sewer line The company was awarded the con tracts by submitting low bids of 97350 in Division I the area near Hitch cock Woods on SC 478 and in Division HI the area near Aiken Elemen tary School By awarding the two contracts to Sher riff Construction the city will save an Air Tragedy additional on each project be cause the company will have a lower overhead City Manager Roland H Windham A third contract was awarded to John D Stephens Inc the low bidder in Divi sion II the Gem Lakes area The compa ny submitted a bid of By allowing the company to use a dif ferent type of pipe than originally sub mitted however the city will trim from the bid Windham said The total amount of the contracts awarded Monday night was The city is borrowing million for the project from the State Budget and Control Board A majority of the funds for the project will be pumped into lift stations for the line Windham said Eleven firms filed bids in Division I A Please See MILLION Page 12A Recycling Venture Expected To Cut City Costs For Using County Landfill By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer The City of Aiken is taking one of the major areas of concern of the states Solid Waste Task Force Committee to heart Aikens recycling effort which will be citywide by July is taking some of the burden off Aiken Countys Langley land fill but it is still not enough In a unanimous vote Monday night the Council decided to extend the mu nicipalitys recycling program to in clude yard trash which will reduce the amount of debris being transported to the county facility by an additional 50 percent Following a recommendation by Pub lic Works Director Roger P LeDuc the council voted to allow Aiken Organics to compost grass clippings pine straw and leaves with horse manure the company currently collects from area stables Awarding the contract to the private company allows the city to stay out of Please See RECYCLING Page 12A k TOTAL DESTRUCTION This piece of metal from the fuselage was the largest part remaining of an Avianca AP Laserphoto jet that crashed outside Bogota Colombia killing all aboard For the story please see Page 2A Hollings Cites Fire Danger In Hugo Appeal By The Charleston News And Courier WASHINGTON US Sen Ernest F Hollings DSC citing the possibility of uncontrollable forest fires urged President Bush Monday to spend extra emergency relief funds to remove timber felled by Hurricane Hugo However a detailed plan to deal with the problem has already been drawn and federal funding approved said Paul Hall the Federal Emergency Management Agencys coordinating officer in South Carolina Hollings in a letter to Bush requested that a portion of the presidents million discretionary fund for disaster re lief be allocated for fire prevention Hall said federal rules require that any request come trom tne governor through us He said a task force appointed by Gov Carroll A Campbell Jr has been working on a fire threat reduction plan for weeks The team includes representatives of the US Forest Service the SC Forest Com mission the Governors Salvage Task Force and FEMA The three main components of the plan are prevention getting rid of the 67 billion board feet of sawtimber on the ground timber salvage and suppres sion if fire breaks out Im funding this out of the presidents disaster fund right now Hall said Additionally John Lundberg of FE MAs Washington office recently said the potential for wildfires was of sufficient magnitude to warrant federal assistance The aid which may reach million includes providing aircraft to improve the states fire detection capability as well as heavy construction equipment according to a FEMA press release In his letter Hollings said a bill provid ing funds to deal with the timber problem was opposed by the Office of Manage ment and Budget I hope that you will recognize that this preventative action is a judicious use of your discretionary fund he told Bush It is imperative that fire prevention be gin immediately Hollings said enough fresh timber lies on the ground to build 600000 houses That is the equivalent of rebuilding Charleston 10 times over he said Kohl Eyes United Germany Informal Confederation Advanced As First Step By TERRENCE PETTY Associated Press Writer BONN West Germany Chancellor Helmut Kohl today announced a plan to draw the two Germanys into an informal confederation that eventually would lead to reunification West Germanys major opposition party also called for unity Kohls 30minute address to Parlia ment was the most thorough delineation of his vision of eliminating the partition imposed at the end of World War EL In East Germany hundreds of thou sands of people took to the streets in five cities Monday night pressuring the rul ing Communists to keep their reform promises in what for many has become a weekly ritual One of the biggest cheers among the 200000 demonstrators in Leipzig came when one speaker called for a referen dum on German unity East Germanys Communist leaders oppose a reunification In a 10point plan Kohl proposed steps be taken to develop confederative struc tures between the two states in Germany in order to create a federation a federal order He stressed however that such mea sures could only be undertaken if there are truly free elections in East Germany that include nonsocialist parties East Germanys new Communist leaders have said free elections could be held as early as next fall Kohl also said steps toward German reunification must be linked to improved EastWest relations and a new European order based on cooperation economic in Please See KOHL Page 12A Agenda Shapes Up For Superpower Summit Central America Troops Top Items By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON President Bush will protest to Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev during their weekend summit against the outrageous behavior of Moscows Central American allies but also will be prepared to discuss deeper troop cutbacks in Europe officials say The subject of Central America was as sured a more prominent place in Bushs talks with Gorbachev on Saturday and Sunday after the discovery of a shipment of surfacetoair missiles reportedly sent by Sovietbacked Nicaragua to leftist guerrillas in El Salvador State Department spokeswoman Mar garet Tutwiler on Monday called the arms shipment a dangerous escalation of conflict in El Salvador White House press secretary Martin Fitzwater said Bush will press the Sovi ets to take action to ensure that their al lies cease this outrageous behavior Bush and Gorbachev will meet on war ships in the Mediterranean off the coast of Malta primarily to talk about the rapid pace of change in Eastern Europe as hardline communist regimes are collapsing Fitzwater said Bush has been studying a wide range of military options in volving troop levels in preparation for his meeting with Gorbachev and in planning for a scaleddown defense budget he will submit to Congress next year The president will have in his mind all of the options that are available to him Fitzwater said The president wants to be in a position to discuss the situation with the Soviet leader to be responsive and to be in a position to then go lu uui allies and say Heres what pur discus sion produced here are his ideas here are my ideas now where do we think we might want to go Please See AGENDA Page 12A Both Sides To Turn On Electronic Ears When East And West Sit Down To Talk By MICHAEL J SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The meeting be tween President Bush and Mikhail Gor bachev this weekend will be a summit not only for diplomats but also for elec tronic spies Both will bring their best eavesdrop pers newest electronic equipment most sophisticated encoding machines and most accomplished countermeasure ex perts to the Mediterranean shipboard rendezvous according to knowledgeable officials and observers If anybody wants to study antennas thats the place to go said James Barn ford author of a book on US electronic spying Experts in and out of the government paint this picture of spying opportunities as the two longtime adversaries grow closer together It is possible but unlikely that the Soviets could eavesdrop on private strat egy sessions between Bush and his aides without US knowledge It would be tougher for US agents to listen in on Gorbachev Either side would be risking big embarrassment if caught The meeting aboard US and Soviet missile cruisers in Maltas Marsaxlokk Bay is more secure from such eaves dropping than any site the US side could have picked except Washington Each presidents communications with experts at home will be intercepted by the other side although it appears Please See BOTH Page 12A   

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