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Publication: Aiken Standard December 2, 1989

Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina f, I, I I f 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 football playoffs. The Hornets defeated Hilton Head 21-9 at Hagood Stadium, while North Augusta posted a 22-21 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 Augusta will play Lower Richland in the Class AAAA Division II title game at Wiiliams-Brice 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 title game, needed a last-minute touchdown to win. Please see Page IB for full details on the high school playoffs. r 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 Association of Kissimmee, Fla., which boasts about 35,000 members nationwide, 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 400,000 acres available for public use. But David Pack, manager (rf operations and maintenance for TVA’s public lands, said the agency isn’t 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 authorities to correct it.” Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies are forecast today. The high will be in the 60s. Tomorrow 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 Calendar..........................................11A Classifieds.........................................6B Comics..............................................5B Crossword.........................................8B Cryptoquote.......................................7B Dear Abby..........................................5B Local Front........................................9A Obituaries........................................12A Opinions............................................6A Sports................................................1B Stocks...............................................8A Television..........................................5B Weather...........................................12A Christmas Countdown 23 cays TILL. IT’S SATURDAY Anorn -SHW* Similar# December 2, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 304 Bush Upbeat On Eve Of Shipboard Summit By TIMOTHY J. MCNULTY and RAY MOSELEY Knight-Ridder VALLETTA, Malta — President Bush said Friday, on the eve of his first summit with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, that the meeting offers an opportunity for the superpowers to begin building “a future free of both tyranny and fear.” The president made the remarks to U.S. sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal a few hours after he arrived on this Mediterranean island nation for the two-day shipborne summit that begins Saturday. Bush’s upbeat preview of the weekend SHIPBOARD SUMMIT I 8 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-viet-American 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,” Gorbachev said — but he added that it’s too early for formal discussions of of German 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, Bush’s day included a meeting with his advisers to discuss the summit and a formal call on his summit host, Malta Prime Minister Edward French-Adami. Bush and Gorbachev will meet first aboard the Soviet guided-missile 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 1,000 yards off the southeast comer of Malta’s Marsaxlokk Bay. It is one of the least attractive comers of an otherwise picturesque and rocky island, an area ringed by oil tanks, an oil derrick and other industrial facilities. (Please See BUSH, Page 14A) CHRISTMAS BLOOMS: Cold Creek Nursery has 2,000 poinsettias ready for Christmas From left, David Whatley, Holiday Cheer Comes Alive In Poinsettias Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth manager, and Fred Post, grower, talk with owners Doug Walker ancLDonny Hooks amid the Christmas blooms 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 2,000 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 decorate their homes for Christmas. Related Stories...........................Page 9A “All of the quality (plants) will be sold out by mid-December,” he said. Aiken residents strongly prefer the traditional red poinsettias, which will account for about 85 pecent of Cold Creek’s sales, Post estimated. The whites will represent IO 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 poinsettias of any vendor in Aiken, have a selection of sizes and containers. (Please See HOLIDAY, Page 14A) 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 U.S. Priority By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Will the democracy movement sweeping Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union delay or cancel the need for Savannah River Site’s new production reactor? On Oct. 31, the U.S. Department of Energy, which owns SRS, awarded $10 million contracts to two competing corporate teams to produce architectural and engineering plans for the $3.4 billion NPR by June I. The NPR would, by the turn of the century, replace SRS’s three idled 1950s-era nuclear reactors as the nation’s producer of tritium, a radioactive gas used in atomic weapons. “It would be foolish to think what is happening in Eastern Europe will not affect (U.S. defense) programs,” possibly including the NPR, Aiken County Council Chairman Carrol H. Warner said. Plutonium Halted......................Page    14A “Certainly what is happening in Eastern 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 (rf 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, D-Clearwater, said, “Events are happening so quickly that State Department officials are probably scratching their heads.” Moore said he “applauds” the dramatic shifts toward democracy in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, East Germany and the Soviet Union itself, but added a word of caution. “While we may not need vast storehouses 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 F-5 jets early Saturday attacked suspected rebels battling President Corazon Aquino’s forces for a second straight day but instead hit pro-govemment troops and civilians. At least six people were killed and 20 were wounded in the attack near armed forces headquarters, according to the military’s V. Luna Hospital. Brig. Gen. Thelmo Cunanan, commanding 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, U.S. 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 U.S. jets Friday forced rebels to break off air attacks. Filipino and U.S. officials denied the planes were American. A statement by the U.S. Embassy said U.S. F-4 Phantoms ceased flights over Manila at 6 a.m. (Please See PHILIPPINE, Page 14A) Donations Will Assure Happy Holidays For Less Fortunate The Salvation Army is currently col-    ?£*• *2      *10.00 lee ting donations for the needy residents    Mr and Mrs! afford coiiC *SZZZZZZ SSS of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale conn-    ft-0:. t«pp     *»oo ties. Food and toys will be distributed Dec. 21 at the Salvation Army’s Aiken    Mf Mr*, chart** Qr*«n.......................$10 00 headquarters.    £UaII?Mrs. r.w." The Salvation Army will be taking ap-    “r Mr*. Frater** watarhouse    m.oo cations for the next two Wednesdays tween 9 a.m. and noon for those in    Mary w Goodwin...................................... need of food and assistance.    J’ fjjj JJl?    ...................... Contributions can be mailed to The    „ Ann outshaii SjJvaUoii Ann,, P.O. Box 439, Aiken,.    "J {■»—-------------WM* 29802.    Mr. and Mr*. Jam** W. Ward....................$10.00 Contributions to date include:    ^a«^M^AI?nw^,*pfl^  'tsoo Mr. and Mr*. Henry Rutland...............*........$20.00 Sandra G. Brinkley.  ......... $20.00    Anonymous ($).................................... $270    00 H.J. Williams...............................................$5.00    Total.............  ;/.*77n<X Mr*. Ada Houck  ........................  $10.00    Acknowledged to Data........ IM OO Glady* C. Dychaa.....................................$10.00    * Grand Total $6,M$.00 V V v ;

  • Ada Houck
  • Corazon Aquino
  • David Pack
  • David Whatley
  • Doug Walker
  • Evelyn Henderson
  • Ferdinand E. Marocs
  • Fidel Ramos
  • Fred Post
  • Fred Walker
  • Ginny Southworth
  • Jerry Mccarty
  • Margaret A. Agricola
  • Mary W Goodwin
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Ray Moseley
  • Thelmo Cunanan
  • Thomas L. Moore
  • Timothy J. Mcnulty

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 2, 1989

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