Aiken Standard, December 4, 1989

Aiken Standard

December 04, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 4, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Aiken Fought For Championship Page 7A A Quick Read Leaders Agree To Aim For EastWest Summit BRUSSELS Belgium AP President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev agreed to aim for an EastWest summit in Vienna Austria next summer to sign a trea ty reducing conventional forces in central Europe a Dutch government official said today The disclosure came as Bush as sured Western allied leaders that the US commitment to the NATO alli ance is unwavering despite dramatic changes in EastWest relations Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van den Broek said Bush told the allies that he and Gorbachev agreed at their weekend summit talks on Malta to propose to their allies a meet ing of government leaders at the signing of an agreement on conven tional disarmament The 16 NATO and seven Warsaw Pact nation are negotiating in Vien na on cuts in conventional forces in Europe Van den Broek quoted Bush as saying he hoped an accord could be reached about mid1990 The conventional arms talks are designed to reduce US troops in Eu rope by 30000 and Soviet troops by 325000 to a level of about 275000 on each side The importance of this is that it indicates both Bush and Gorba chev want to make an effort to reach such an agreement next year Van den Broek said Weather Cold Night Tonight will be fair and cold The low will be in the mid 20s to low 30s Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a high in the upper 50s Please see Page 10A for details Deaths Jerome D Branch Wagener Miller A Bush Orangeburg Allen R Davis Gracewood Ga Rev Elmer F Haight Anderson Nancy M Gay Grovetown Ga Sarah Johnson Augusta James Langley North Augusta Margie S Ledbetter Belvedere Richard M Leister Norcross Ga Claude M Lever Fort Mill Bonner Manly Anderson Eunice K McMillan Wagener Margaret W Meldrum Martinez Ga Christine C Nelson Hartford Conn Annie Nicholson Saluda Bessie W Rodgers Aiken Euia M Steele Orangeburg Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today BridgeSB Calendar10B Classifieds3B Comics5A Crossword6B Cryptoquote4B DearAbby5A Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Page 2A Rebels Refuse To End Mutiny Page IB Charleston Wants Tourists Christmas Countdown Monday December 4 1989 Aiken South Caroling Vol 122 No 306 Summit Closes With Visions Of Cold Wars End By The Associated Press MARSAXLOKK BAY Malta Presi dent Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev left their weatherblown summit talks offering visions of a dawn ing era of lasting peace with the rem nants of the Cold War giving way to a better world They announced no breakthroughs Sun day on issues that divide their countries such as Central America and naval disar mament but said that was not the point of their openagenda dockside encounters In their parting remarks both chose to emphasize mutual aspirations We sought the answer to the question SHIPBOARD SUMMIT where we stand now Gorbachev told re porters Many things that were charac teristic of the Cold War should be aban doned the arms race mistrust psychological and ideological struggle and all that All that should be things of the past Trading relaxed banter at the first ever joint news conference of Soviet and US presidents Bush and Gorbachev re peatedly echoed each others words as they described their talks and their hopes for the future I couldnt have asked for a better re sult out of this nonsummit summit Bush said It was a noagenda meeting and yet it was a meeting where were dis cussed as the chairman said many many subjects So I think if a meeting can improve relations I think this one has The next chance comes in June when a fullscale BushGorbachev summit is scheduled for Washington The fireworks missing in the superpow er talks were supplied Sunday night in a loud and colorful display over the Grand Harbor of Valletta the capital of this Mediterranean island nation Gorbachev meanwhile headed for Moscow to meet with his Warsaw Pact allies while Bush traveled to Brussels to brief the NATO allies Tonight we stand at the crossroads of history on our way to a Europe made whole and free Bush said when he ar rived in Brussels Today as the sun broke through the clouds there at Malta we could see both a new world taking shape a new world of freedom he said See SUMMIT Page 3A Daredevil Strom RiskTaking Attributed To Success On Eve Of Senators 87th Birthday Photo Courtesy of Photopress SENIOR STATESMAN Sen Strom Thurmond RSC turns 87 tomorrow making him the oldest member of the US Senate By KATHY KADANE States News Service WASHINGTON South Carolinas resilient Republican Sen Strom Thurmond turns 87 tomorrow bringing to mind the fact that he is the oldest member of the US Senate Eightyseven I wish it were 47 he said cheerfully during an interview in his Washington office recently In addition to being the oldest member if he wins reelection next year for the eighth time as he confidently expects to do he will have won more Senate races than any other person in US history To date no one has declared against him In the interview lie gave his opinion about why he has lasted so long in the Senate and survived the risky jump in 1964 from the Democratic to the Republi can Party The explanation is rather simple South Carolina voters endorse his con servative political principles he said Theres no question in my mind that the Republican Party stands more for what America believes in and serves the principles mat established this coun try than the Democratic Party he said But friends and former employees in terviewed say the explanation for his po litical success is more complicated He is a risktaker a daredevil able to defy party leaders and develop a political base of his own Harry Dent a former Profile Strom Thurmond 1902 Born in 1902 in Edgefield 1930 Admitted to South Carolina bar 1938 Appointed Circuit Judge of South Carolina 1947 Elected governor of South Carolina 1947 Married first wife Jean Crouch of Elko She died 1960 1954 Begins senatorial career with suc cessful writein campaign 1968 Married second wife Nancy Moore of Aiken 1983 Served on Commission on Orga nized Crime 1985 Served on Commission on the Bi centennial of the US Constitution Sen Thurmond staffer and South Caroli na Republican Party chairman pointed out There were several turning points in Sen Thurmonds career two of them spectacular firsttimeever political moves Dent said The fact that he pulled them off against the opposition of party leaders carved out his place as the states See RISKTAKING Page 3A Defense Reductions May Do Little For 91 Budget Woes By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Battle lines in Con gress are already being drawn over whether and how to spend the money the Bush administration plans to slice off next years Pentagon budget On one side are lawmakers who say liberalization in Eastern Europe means the defense cuts should be large and who want to use the money to beef up educa tion child care and other domestic pro grams that have been pinched in recent years If the tearing down of the Berlin Wall means nothing more than we put the USS Missouri in mothballs we will not have accomplished much says liberal Rep George Miller DCalif Arrayed against them are others who want to use the savings to reduce the 1991 deficit to billion a goal universally seen as difficult yet one that is required by the GrammRudman balancedbudget law There seems hardly any room for dis cussion that the defense savings go to anything but deficit reduction says Sen PeteDomenici RNM ranking Republi can on the Senate Budget Committee Dangling somewhere in between are senators and representatives who will be wary of defense cuts that affect military bases or contractors in their home districts The light bulb in their heads says jobs says Ellen Nissenbaum a lobbyist for programs for lowincome people While Congress just finished its 1990 budget work on Nov 22 the administra tion is already sketching out its spending blueprint for fiscal 1991 which begins next Oct 1 That document will be pre sented to Congress on Jan 22 Defense Secretary Dick Cheney is re portedly preparing budget plans that will pare up to billion from planned Pen tagon spending through 1994 Even if carried to the maximum such cuts would reap little savings next year because of the nature of defense spending In any given year much of it is carried over from previous commitments such as an aircraft carrier on which construc tion began two years ago or is con tained in difficulttobreak longterm contracts stretching into the future Even laying off troops brings with it offsetting expenses Winter Gusts Its Way Into Area From Staff Reports Winter finally blew away the warm Indian Summer Aiken has enjoyed for the past few weeks as temperatures dipped into the 20s Sunday and left sparkling frost on every outdoor surface this morning Cold Hits NationPageZA Sundays low of 22 degrees was the first hard freeze of the winter possibly the lowest temperature in Aiken so far this year said Ken Schneider meteorologist intern at Bush Field Temperatures will not be much warmer today with a high in the 60s and a low in the upper 20s Another freeze is expected tonight Boutique de Noel Staft Photo By Scott Webster SIGNS OF THE SEASON Kerry Swan left of The Annex and Poki Hampton who is associated with Tattersal Galleries stand by a Plum Pudding table during yesterdays Boutique de Noel at Aikens Hall of Fame The boutique in which downtown merchants are displaying a variety of items will be held at the Hall of Fame through Thursday Fund Drives Continue For Needy Christmas fund drives to help make Christmas a happier time for the needy in the area continue this week The sixteenth annual Valley Empty Stocking Fund campaign sponsored by several area civic clubs including the Langley BathClearwater American Le gion Post 153 Samuel Swint Post 77 of the American Legion and the LBC Lions Club and individ uals is accepting donations Last years fund aided 243 fam ilies in the area Contributions may be mailed to PO Box 517 Langley 29834 PO Box 354 Clearwater 29822 or PO Box 391 Graniteville 29829 The Salvation Armys annual kettle drive is also underway Contributions to The Salvation Army PO Box 439 Aiken 29802 ;