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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Heisman Goes To Ware Page 1B No 11 Auburn 30 No 2 Alabama 20 No 6FSU24 florida17 No 8 Tennessee 17 Vanderbilt10 No 9 Arkansas 38 SMUe24 No 13 Houston 64 Rke0 No 16 Texas 21 Texas10 No 24 Pitt46 Rutgers29 Weather Mostly Sunny Today will be mostly sunny The high will be in the low to mid 40s Tomorrow will be mostly fair The low will be in the 20s with a high in the low 50s Please see Page 10A for details Deaths George P Baker Graniteville Ellie Lou Reynolds Campbell North Augusta Lottie G Carter Columbia Benjamin E Cook Aiken Mark D Hall Twin City Ga Nell W Hendrix Columbia Viola Infinger Hilda Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge4D Calendar1E Classifieds3D Dear Abby2E Local Front7A Obituaries6A Opinions1D Sports1B Television2B Weather10A Page 2A Rebels Still Fighting In Philippines Page 7A County Presses For Local Option Tax Christmas Countdown Sunday December 3 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 30 Tis The Season Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth EDGEFIELD CELEBRATES With Christmas just weeks away the WE Parker float helps Edgefield celebrate Four communities held parades Saturday For pictures and details please see pages 7A and 9A Talks Range Wide In Summit Opener By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent MARSAXLOKK BAY Malta Presi dent Bush at a summit meeting abbrevi ated by stormy winds and high seas pre sented Mikhail S Gorbachev on Saturday with a wideranging plan to speed work on arms control treaties and lower trade barriers to help Moscows ailing econo my US officials said The Soviet leader made no immediate response to Bushs proposals officials added although both sides said the first day of talks went smoothly Things went well They talked about everything arms Europe philosophical questions Soviet spokesman Gennady Gerasimov said after five hours of discussions US officials said that Bush made a series of proposals on arms control the economy and human rights including a recommendation that next years pro posed summit in the United States be held in late June He urged Gorbachev to resolve the problems of divided families in 1990 and presented the Soviet leader with a list of names of people that he recommended should be granted emigra tion rights He also called on Gorbachev to join him in recommending Berlin as the site for the Olympic Games in 2004 officials said a gesture that would dramatize the changes taking place in Europe Gorbachev and Bush were smiling and in high spirits as they clasped hands across a long rectangular table measur ing barely a yard across Please See TALKS Page 4A SHIPBOARD SUMMIT High Seas Wreck BestLaid Plans By The Associated Press MARSAXLOKK BAY Malta George Bush Commanderinchief of the worlds largest Navy was marooned on his own ship Saturday as a fierce December gale bewildered the bestlaid plans of super power leaders protesters and local tour ism officials This is the type of weather that shipw recked Saint Paul on these rocks We usu ally have this in February said Joe Cas sar a government official on Malta host country to the snakebit superpower summit Winds gusting to 60 miles per hour and thundering foamtopped waves forced a postponement of a second round of talks between Bush and Soviet President Mik hail S Gorbachev until Sunday as well as cancellation of a scheduled dinner The weather also played havoc at the fringes of the summit A big antinuclear Please See HIGH SEAS Page IDA Nickels Dimes7 Separate County Bid To Rent Offices By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aiken County is within nickels and dimes of reaching a rental agreement that would provide almost 20000 square feet of space for a number of offices the council chairman confirmed Saturday Chairman Carrol H Warner also said I am confident that we are going to be able to reach this agreement solve a lot of our space problems and save a lot of money In addition the chairman said the space being sought in Kalmia Plaza would help that entire end of town if we are successful The chairman said the property is lo cated in the retail complex housing Ejays Restaurant The complex has been virtually unused for years except for the restaurant and a couple of small businesses Chairman Warner said leasing of the office space also should put to rest any more comment about using Banksia for county offices Banksia never was con sidered by the council Banksia a former winter colony resi dence is the home of the Aiken County Library but it will be converted into the county museum once the library finishes moving into the renovated Aiken Ele mentary School on Chesterfield Street Discussing the leasing talks the coun cil chairman said that the county has been negotiating with a Columbia invest ment group for about a year for the office space in Kalmia Plaza We are down to nickels and dimes said Warner who added that the differ ence amounts to 25 cents a square foot on the lease proposal If the county is successful in sealing the arrangement the chairman said it would allow locating several offices with heavy daily traffic into a complex that offers easy access and a large amount of park ing spaces There are at least 100 parking places behind the building the chairman remarked According to Chairman Warner among the offices that could be relocated to Kalmia Plaza are the Planning De partment the tax collector the veterans Please See NICKELS Page 4A Donations To Christmas Fund Falls As The Load Continues To Increase By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Needy residents of Aiken Barnwell and Allendale counties have two more chances to apply for Christmas aid from the Salvation Army For the next two Wednesdays between 9 am and noon the charity will accept applications from those who seek food and toys for Christinas at its Aiken head quarters 322 Gayle Drive NW Appli cants should bring identification for each household member and verifica tion of income and expenditures Capt Jerry Lyles commanding offi cer of the threecounty district said about 1200 people have applied to date about the same number as at this point last year On the other hand contributions have not kept pace he noted The Salvation Army has collected compared to as of Dec 11988 The average individual donation this year is to whereas last year it was Lyles said He attributed the difference to the fact that many people gave money earlier this year to disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Hugo and the San Francisco area earthquake People are still giving to the Salva tion only a smaller portion Lyles said adding The needs are still here We are going to do our best He mentioned K mart and WalMart on Aikens southside as the busiest loca tions for the Salvation Armys Christ mas kettle collection He expects contributions at Aiken Mall to increase soon when civic club volunteers take the kettle outside and begin bellringing to attract donors At the mall in addition to the kettle the Salvation Army has set up an angel tree with paper angels containing names of youngsters whose families cannot afford to buy them Christmas toys Shoppers can take an angel from the tree and purchase a toy for that child That effort is going real well ac cording to Lyles In the first week 150 angels were taken he said The Salvation Army has completed mailing 16000 letters to previous and Please See DONATIONS Page 4A Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth RESTORING BEAUTY Members of the Democratic helped clean up roadways Saturday in the joint city Party were among the civicminded citizens who county AdoptAHighway program Litter Patrol Makes Sweep Along Roads ByDANARODGERS Staff Writer Groups of people dressed in bright orange vests lined the roadways of Aiken and Aiken County yesterday as the AdoptAHighway program got under way Members of area civic groups and businesses spent the morning picking up litter along the highways in the city and county that they had adopt ed Their day began at 9 am along the roadways This was the first scheduled pick up date for Aikens program which began in September with more than 25 miles of roadway adopted Please See LITTER Page 4A
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