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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Aiken N Augusta Reach State Finals The Aiken High and North Augusta High football teams earned the right to play for the state championship of their respective divisions Friday night with victories in the state foot ball playoffs The Hornets defeated Hilton Head 219 at Hagood Stadium while North Augusta posted a 2221 victory at Union Aiken will now play Greer in the Class AAA championship game next Friday night at Irmo High School just outside of Columbia North Au gusta will play Lower Richland in the Class AAAA Division II title game at WilliamsBrice Stadium in Columbia next Saturday night Fred Walker starred for Aiken with two touchdowns North Augusta which is making its second straight appearance in the ti tle game needed a lastminute touchdown to win Please see Page IB for full details on the high school playoffs SATURDAY A Quick Read Nude Sunbathing Gets Cold Shoulder CHATTANOOGA Term AP A proposal that the Tennessee Valley Authority set aside some land for nude sunbathing is getting a chilly reception from the federal utility The American Sunbathing Associa tion of Kissimmee Fla which boasts about 35000 members nation wide has launched a drive to open up federal land for sunbathing in the buff One of the agencies the group wants to talk to is TVA which has more than 400000 acres available for public use But David Pack manager of oper ations and maintenance for TVAs public lands said the agency isnt ready to allow nude sunbathing on any of it We view such activity as in violation of local ordinances and take the proper steps to get local au thorities to correct it Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies are forecast to day The high will be in the 60s To morrow will be partly cloudy with a low in the mid 20s and a high in the upper 50s Please see Page 12A for details Deaths Margaret A Agricola Hyattsville Md Evelyn Henderson North Augusta Please see Page 12A for details Inside Today Calendar11A Classifieds6B Comics5B CrosswordSB Cryptoquote7B DearAbby5B Local Front9A Obituaries12A Opinions6A SportsIB Stocks8A Television5B Weather12A Christmas Countdown TILL ITS TINSEL TIME AIR1N tunfctrt December 2 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 304 Bush Upbeat On Eve Of Shipboard Summit By TIMOTHY J McNULTY and RAY MOSELEY KnightRldder VALLETTA Malta President Bush said Friday on the eve of his first sum mit with Soviet President Mikhail Gorba chev that the meeting offers an opportu nity for the superpowers to begin building a future free of both tyranny and fear The president made the remarks to US sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Fprrestal a few hours after he ar rived on this Mediterranean island nation for the twoday shipborne summit that begins Saturday Bushs upbeat preview of the weekend SHIPBOARD SUMMIT talks was echoed to a degree by Gorbachev in a press conference in Milan before he flew from Italy to Malta The Soviet leader said that as a result of changes in Europe and improving So vietAmerican relations the time had come to convert the two postwar military alliances into purely political organizations I think that NATO and the Warsaw Treaty should become more political rather than military organizations Gor bachev said but he added that its too early for formal discussions of of Ger man reunification We have to deal with realities he said There are two German states that are members of the United Nations Let history itself decide this question Let us not force the issue or force the process Besides the meeting with the sailors Bushs day included a meeting with his advisers to discuss the summit and a for mal call on his summit host Malta Prime Minister Edward FrenchAdami Bush and Gorbachev will meet first aboard the Soviet guidedmissUe cruiser Slava then transfer to the USS Belknap flagship of the 6th Fleet for talks that will take place against the backdrop of the dramatic changes taking place in Eastern Europe The ships are anchored about 1000 yards off the southeast corner of Maltas Marsaxlokk Bay It is one of the least attractive corners of an otherwise pictur esque and rocky island an area ringed by oil tanks an oil derrick and other indus trial facilities Please See BUSH Page 14A CHRISTMAS BLOOMS Cold Creek Nursery has 2000 poinsettias Christmas From left David Whatley Holiday Cheer Comes Alive In Poinsettias By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Anyone needing a dose of Christmas cheer should consider a stroll through the Cold Creek Nurseries greenhouse which contains a brilliant array of 2000 red white pink and variegated poinsettias Fred Post a grower at Cold Creek said the next two weeks will be the rush period for poinsettia purchases as people deco rate their homes for Christmas Related StoriesPage 9A All of the quality plants will be sold out by midDecember he said Aiken residents strongly prefer the tra ditional red poinsettias which will ac count for about 85 pecent of Cold Creeks sales Post estimated The whites will represent 10 percent of sales and the pinks and variegateds pink and white marbled color will bring in the other 5 percent he forecast Along with color choice customers at Cold Creek which has the most poinset tias of any vendor in Aiken have a selec tion of sizes and containers Please See HOLIDAY Page 14A Staff Photo By Glnny Southworth manager and Fred Post grower talk with owners Doug Walker andDonny Hooks amid the Christmas blooms Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth DECORATIONS GOING UP Jerry McCarty of the Aiken Public Works Department prepares to place a wreath on a utility pole East Not Affecting NPR Fate Adequate Defense Still US Priority By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Will the democracy movement sweep ing Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union delay or cancel the need for Savannah River Sites new production reactor On Oct 31 the US Department of En ergy which owns SRS awarded mil lion contracts to two competing corpo rate teams to produce architectural and engineering plans for the billion NPR by June 1 The NPR would by the turn of the century replace SRSs three idled 1950sera nuclear reactors as the nations producer of tritium a radioactive gas used in atomic weapons It would be foolish to think what is happening in Eastern Europe will not af fect US defense programs possibly including the NPR Aiken County Council Chairman Carrol H Warner said Plutonium HaltedPage14A Certainly what is happening in East ern Europe is going to affect the entire defense function Warner added The question he said is to what degree and how soon NPR will feel the impact of the decreasing Soviet military threat The unprecedented reforms within the Soviet bloc and its peaceful overtures to the West certainly are something that will have to be taken into consideration in planning for the NPR according to Warner Echoing that sentiment state Sen Thomas L Moore DClearwater said Events are happening so quickly that State Department officials are probably scratching their heads Moore said he applauds the dramat ic shifts toward democracy in Czechoslo vakia Poland Hungary East Germany and the Soviet Union itself but added a word of caution While we may not need vast store houses and warehouses of nuclear weapons I think the fact remains that the United States remains the defender of the free world Please See EAST Page 14A Philippine Planes Strafe Aquino Troops In Mixup By OLIVER TEVES Associated Press Writer MANILA Philippines Philippine F5 jets early Saturday attacked suspected rebels battling President Corazon Aquinos forces for a second straight day but instead hit progovernment troops and civilians At least six people were killed and 20 were wounded in the attack near armed forces headquarters according to the militarys V Luna Hospital Brig Gen Thelmo Cunanan com manding the government force said We thought the planes were friendly but they fired at us We were told later it was a case of mistaken identity He said the attack also destroyed nine jeeps and one ammunition truck used by government forces Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos said the incident is one of those things that happen in a situation like this Manila radio stations identified the planes as American On Friday US warjets flew air cover for government forces facing the most serious attempt since Mrs Aquino took office in 1986 after Ferdinand E Marocs went into exile in Hawaii The US jets Friday forced re bels to break off air attacks Filipino and US officials denied the planes were American A statement by the US Embassy said US F4 Phan toms ceased flights over Manila at 6 am Please See PHILIPPINE Page 14A Donations Will Assure Happy Holidays For Less Fortunate The Salvation Army is currently col lecting donations for the needy residents of Aiken Barnwell and Allendale coun ties Food and toys wfll be distributed Dec 21 at the Salvation Armys Aiken headquarters The Salvation Army will be taking ap plications for the next two Wednesdays between 9 am and noon for those in need of food and assistance Contributions can be mailed to The Salvation Army PO Box 439 Aiken 29802 Contributions to date include Sandra O HJ Ada Oladya C JV Mr and Mrs Wlngard 00 Mr and Mra Clifford ColHer WO 00 HG SmithHazel Sr and Crafts Or and Mrs Wattace McNalrMO00 Mr and Paul West Mr and RW Mr and Frederick CM Mr and John A Mary W Mr and Mr and Mrs Branttoy RekiS1SOO Ann Qutahall RC RS Mr and W WardtlOOO Hev and Donald Chapman11000 Mr and AP Mr and Mra Henry Anonymoua to DateM1MOO Grand Total   

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