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Publication: Aiken Standard December 3, 1989

Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Page 2A Rebels Still Fighting In Philippines Page 7A County Presses For Local Option Tax AUimCOUNTY rJBIX I Sunday, December 3, 1989 'Tis The Season Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 30 Talks Range Wide In Summit Opener No. ll Auburn ... 30 No. 2 Alabama ... 20 No. 6FSU 24 Florida............17 No. 8 Tennessee ..17 Vanderbilt IO No. 9 Arkansas ... 38 SMU..............24 No. 13 Houston... 64 Rice.................0 No. 16 Texas A&M 21 Texas.............IO No. 24 Pitt 46 Rutgers...........29 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 Bridge...............................................4D Calendar............................................IE Classifieds.........................................3D Dear Abby..........................................2E Local Front........................................7A Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................ID Sports................................................1B Television..........................................2B Weather...........................................10A Christmas Countdown Litter Patrol Makes Sweep Along Roads By DANA RODGERS Staff Writer Groups of people dressed in bright orange vests lined the roadways of Aiken and Aiken County yesterday as the Adopt-A-Highway 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 adopted. Their day began at 9 a.m. along the roadways. This was the first scheduled pickup date for Aiken’s program which began in September, with more than 25 miles of roadway adopted. (Please See LITTER, Page 4A) Heisman Goes To Ware Page IB By I tHfclNUt HUNT AP White House Correspondent MARSAXLOKK BAY, Malta — President Bush, at a summit meeting abbreviated by stormy winds and high seas, presented Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Saturday with a wide-ranging plan to speed work on arms control treaties and lower trade barriers to help Moscow’s ailing economy, U.S. officials said. Tile Soviet leader made no immediate response to Bush’s 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. U.S. officials said that Bush made a series of proposals on arms control, the economy and human rights, including a recommendation that next year’s proposed 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 emigration 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, measuring barely a yard across. (Please See TALKS, Page 4A) SHIPBOARD SUMMIT High Seas Wreck Best-Laid Plans By The Associated Presa MARSAXLOKK BAY, Malta - George Bush, commander-in-chief of the world’s largest Navy, was marooned on his own ship Saturday as a fierce December gale bewildered the best-laid plans of superpower leaders, protesters and local tourism officials. “This is the type of weather that shipwrecked Saint Paul on these rocks. We usually have this in February,” said Joe (Vassar, a government official on Malta, host country to the snake-bit superpower summit. Winds gusting to 60 miles per hour and thundering foam-topped waves forced a postponement of a second round of talks between Bush and Soviet President Mikhail 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 anti-nuclear (Please See HIGH SEAS, Page 10A) 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 a.m. and noon, the charity will accept applications from those who seek food and toys for Christmas at its Aiken headquarters, 322 Gayle Drive, N.W. Applicants should bring identification for each household member and verification of income and expenditures. Capt. Jerry Lyles, commanding officer of the three-county district, said about 1,200 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 $6,198, compared to $7,258 as of Dec. 1,1988. The average individual donation this year is $10 to $12, whereas last year it was $25, 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 Salvation Army), only a smaller portion,” Lyles said, adding, “The needs are still here. We are going to do our best.” He mentioned K mart and Wal-Mart on Aiken’s Southside as the busiest locations for the Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle collection. He expects contributions at Aiken Mall to increase soon when civic club volunteers take the kettle outside and begin bell-ringing 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,” according to Lyles. In the first week, 150 angels were taken, he said. The Salvation Army has completed mailing 16,000 letters to previous and (Please See DONATIONS, Page 4A) I RESTORING BEAUTY: Members of the Democratic Party were among the civic-minded citizens who Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth helped clean up roadways Saturday in the joint city-county Adopt-A-Highway program Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth EDGEFIELD CELEBRATES: With Christmas just weeks away, the W E. Parker float helps Edgefield celebrate. Four communities held parades Saturday. For pictures and details, please see pages 7 A and 9A. 'Nickels, Dimes' 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 20,000 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 located in the retail complex housing Ejay’s 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 considered 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 Elementary School on Chesterfield Street. Discussing the leasing talks, the council chairman said that the county has been negotiating with a Columbia investment 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 difference 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 parking spaces. “There are at least IOO 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 Department, the tax collector, the veterans (Please See NICKELS, Page 4A) ;

  • Aiken Mark D. Hall
  • Carrol H. Warner
  • Columbia Benjamin E. Cook
  • Columbia Viola Infinger
  • Dana Rodgers
  • E. Parker
  • Gayle Drive
  • Gennady Gerasimov
  • George Bush
  • George P Baker
  • Ginny Southworth
  • Hilda Please
  • Jerry Lyles
  • Mikhail S. Gorbachev
  • Nell W. Hendrix
  • Saint Paul

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 3, 1989

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