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Publication: Aiken Standard December 5, 1989

Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 5, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports USCA Splits Doubleheader Page 11A A Quick Read Governor Accidentally Shoots Hunting Guide COLUMBIA (AP) — Accidents happen sometimes. That’s how Gov. Carroll Campbell explains shooting and slightly injuring his guide during a hunting trip last week. Campbell was hunting quail in Berkeley County Nov. 28 when he shot Harry Williams of Pineville, the governor confirmed Monday. One pellet of bird shot hit Williams in the cheek and another in the wrist. Williams was routinely examined by a local doctor and was not seriously hurt. There was no telephone listing for Williams in Pineville, so he could not be reached for comment. “I was out of sight down in a gully and the other fella was out of sight up one hill and I shot up at a quail and a couple of shots happened to hit him,” Campbell told WIS-TV. ‘‘It’s the first time it’s ever happened to me and I’ll do the best I can to make sure it’s the last time.” Truck Driver Helps Catch Robbery Suspect POWDERS VILLE (AP) - A truck driver with a mobile phone was a hero in helping capture a bank robbery suspect, but the sheriff says the man doesn’t want any publicity. “The guy with the mobile phone was apprising us of his location,” Sheriff Gene Taylor said after a highspeed chase along Interstate 85 Monday netted a suspect. “Obviously, he is the hero in this case.” William H. Dover, 25, of Smyrna, Ga., was charged with robbing the First Federal Savings and Loan, FBI spokesman Roger Schweickert said. Weather Clouds To Return Fair skies are forecast tonight with a low in the mid 30s. Partly cloudy skies are forecast Wednesday with a high in the upper 60s. Please see Page 16A for details. Deaths Adelbert E. Atwood, West Columbia Clarence Brown, Graniteville Earl Bussey, North Augusta Ezell Davis, Washington, D C. Samuel Golson, Salley Lizzie Holloway, Johnston Edward Lebby Jr., Denmark Carlin W. Padgett, Ridge Spring Otto Padgett, Aiken Marigene W. Washington, Warrenville Please see Page 8A tor details. Inside Today Bridge...............................................8B Calendar..........................................12B Classifieds.........................................6B Comics..............................................3B Crossword.........................................9B Cryptoquote.......................................7    B Dear Abby..........................................3B Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................8A Opinions............................................6A Sports..............................................UA Television..........................................3B Weather...........................................16AChristmas Countdown Page 2A East German Prosecutor Resigns Page IB ATC President Reports Banner YearMerit Tuesday, Decembers, 1989 Aiken, South Caroling Vol. 122 No. 307 MOVING DAY: City workers raise traffic lights at University Parkway and Richland West as the Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth antebellum mansion Pickens-Salley House moves to a new home on the USC Aiken campus. Pickens-Salley House Has New Home By CARL LANGLEY Stafl Writer Monday was moving day for the historic Pickens-Salley House. The antebellum mansion — cut into three pieces — was trucked from its resting place of more than 50 years to a new home on the USC Aiken campus. The $70,000 relocation will be followed by $200,000 worth of renovation and repairs as the historic home becomes a focal point of university activity. A spokesmen for the school said once the refurbishing is completed the house will be a center for receptions, alumni development and southern history offices. The Pickens-Salley House, built before the Civil War as the home of secession Gov. Francis W. Pickens, was moved from Edgefield County to Aiken in 1929 by prominent realtor Eulalie Salley. The house was donated to the university by Aiken developer Ronald B. Bolton after he bought the property, located off Gregg Avenue, several years ago. Bolton said he gave it to the university because of historic significance and his desire to see it maintained as an important part of Aiken life The land on which it was located is being developed by Bolton for residential home sites, a retirement center and small office complex. “They say that big section weighs about 400,000 pounds,” said John N. Bancroft Jr., pointing through the morning chill on University Parkway as the first of the three pieces was tugged onto the road. Bancroft said the biggest of the three contained the living room, foyer, library, dining room, three bedrooms and three baths. A second piece, about half the size of the 100-foot long main section, included three bedrooms and three baths. The third contained the kitchen and part of the living room. Bancroft said once the house was relocated to the university, the three sections would be put on a new foundation and reconnected. Although the university plans extensive work on the house, it will be kept in its original state because of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Bancroft, general contractor for the relocation project, said it would take more than a day to get the house removed to the university and its new site near the Etherredge Center. The move had been in the works since September and the job was handled by J.E. Oswalt, one of the few firms Bancroft said could handle the big project. Bancroft said the toughest part of the (See PICKENS-SALLEY, Page 14A) Fund Drives Continue For Needy At Christmas As Christmas approaches, a number of groups are sponsoring fund drives to help make the holiday a little brighter for needy families. Jaycee Shopping Tour...............Page    1B The Salvation Army’s annual kettle drive is under way, with the familiar bell-ringers stationed at locations throughout the Aiken area. Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 439, Aiken, 29802. The sixteenth annual Valley Empty Stocking Fund campaign is also gearing up for the holidays. The fund is sponsored by several area civic clubs, including the Langley-Bath-Clearwater American Legion Post 153, Samuel Swint Post 77 of the American Legion, and the L.B.C. Lions Club, as well as individuals. Last year, the fund helped 243 families — a total of 783 people. Contributions to the fund may be mailed to: P.O. Box 517, Langley, 29834; P.O. Box 354, Clearwater, 29822; or P.O. Box 391, Graniteville, 29829. Contributions received to date include: SALVATION ARMY Mr. and    Mrs.    James Vaughn......................S2S.00 Mrs. E.    Vaughn Geddes.............................$25.00 Mr. and    Mrs    Leon Boylston Jr..................$25.00 Mr. and    Mrs.    James Bradham....................$30.00 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Clark.........................$100.00 Lena Bates................................................$15.00 Delphine Johnson......................................$20.00 Mr. and Mrs. George Cernavas..................$15.00 Mrs. Justine Hickson.................................$10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen........................$20.00 Mrs. Mildred Sudlow..................................$15.00 Katherine Blair..........................................$10.00 Elsie W. Smith..........................................$10 00 Mr. and Mrs. John T. Greco......................$25.00 Mr. and Mrs Clayton White.......................$10.00 J.L. Keenan.................................................$5.00 Mabel Bolin...............................................$30.00 Ruth J. Harwood.........................................$5 OO Mr. and Mrs. H.A. McClearen.....................$25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ashmore....................$25.00 Bennie Powell...........................................$10.00 Renard Danley...........................................$15.00 Ricky Boyd................................................$30.00 Hanna and Hanna Inc..................................$5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Redd.........................$10.00 Anonymous (5)........................................$383.00 Kettles....................................................$987.25 Total.....................................................$1,885.25 Acknowledged to Date...........................$7,769.00 Grand Total...........................................$9,654.25 Tourists Trapped InManila Rebels Threaten To Keep Americans By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds of foreigners fled intense combat between rebel and loyalist troops in the embattled financial district today but thousands more were trapped for a fourth night after evacuation efforts failed. A rebel source said the insurgents, who are seeking to oust President Corazon Aquino, might not allow all the trapped Americans to leave. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the insurgents would release all Asian and European tourists but “the intention is not to release Americans” because of U.S. support for Mrs. Aquino. On Friday, the first day of the coup attempt, U.S. F-4 Phantom fighter jets flew air cover in support of pro-government forces. More than 74 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded since rebels launched the bloodiest attempt yet to topple Mrs. Aquino’s 3 1/2-year administration. Rebels say the elected government has failed to deal effectively with the country’s Communist insurgency and economic problems. At least two people were killed and 15 wounded in today’s fighting, one of the dead a 6-year-old girl killed when a 60mm mortar fired by the rebels slammed into a squatter settlement near the Makati Medical Center. In addition to the 400 or so rebels entrenched in the Makati financial district, a similar number still occupied Mactan Air Base in Cebu, 350 miles south of Manila, despite an ultimatum to leave the garrison by today. Tourism officials today prepared about 20 buses to go into Makati to evacuate tourists to the airport, but heavy fighting forced them to halt the convoy. “They’ve decided to postpone it for tomorrow because it’s nightfall and we don’t want the tourists to be mistaken for soldiers,” said Rafael Alunan, undersecretary of tourism. The insurgents on Saturday moved into the district that is home to many foreign diplomats and journalists, taking control of about 22 buildings. The U.S. Embassy and others urged their nationals to flee Makati, even if they lived in areas not yet touched by the fighting. Scores of Americans arrived today at the U.S. Seafront housing compound, which was guarded by U.S. Marines. Others moved to hotels near Manila Bay, about five miles west of the fighting. The Philippine Plaza said 450 foreigners had checked into the hotel by midafternoon. “We’re telling Americans that if they (Please See TOURISTS, Page 14A) Bush Says Gorbachev In Control Of Soviet Union By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Bush, briefing his Cabinet today on the superpower summit, says Mikhail S. Gorbachev seems “very much in control” in the Soviet Union and committed to peaceful change as hard-line communist governments are swept from power. While refusing to proclaim the Cold War over, Bush said Gorbachev’s acceptance of dramatic reforms in Eastern Europe “absolutely mandates new thinking” by the West. Bush returned to the White House on Monday night after two days of summit talks in Malta and a stop in Brussels to brief NATO leaders. He was greeted by his wife, Barbara, who got a kiss, and dog, Millie, who got a pat. As soon as he got to his private White House quarters, Bush called Philippine President Corazon Aquino to express concern for the lives of Americans trapped in hotels in Manila by rebel forces trying to overthrow her. Bush paid tribute to her courage in seeking to quell the rebellion, White SHIPBOARD SUMMIT I 9 House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater said. Mrs. Aquino, Fitzwater said, assured Bush her government was doing everything possible to protect Americans. Bush, in a concession to possible jet lag from trans-Atlantic travel, pushed back his schedule one hour today, receiving his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Office at 9 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. But Bush’s optimistic remarks about Gorbachev contrasted with comments by Vice President Dan Quay Ie in an interview published today in The Washington Post. Quayle, who has been more skeptical in his public comments on the Soviet Union than other administration officials, (Please See BUSH, Page 14A) Economic Incentives Offered By U.S. Called Symbolic Victory For Soviets By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The economic incentives President Bush proposed in Malta will allow Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to claim an important symbolic victory, but they will do little to help Gorbachev rescue his ailing economy, say U.S. experts on the Soviet Union. Those analysts said they viewed Bush’s weekend summit proposals as an important first step in integrating the Soviets into the global economic system. But they cautioned against looking for any big, immediate payoff in terms of expanding Soviet trade or boosting Soviet living standards. “The Soviet economy is in very bad shape. The question is, ‘Will this rouse that economy?’ I am skeptical,” said Marshall Goldman, a Harvard professor and leading expert on the Soviet Union. “The situation is deteriorating in the Soviet Union,” he said. “You have got to turn around and show concrete results that will end up on the table and that is just not happening.” In many ways, the Soviet economy is facing more dire problems now than before Gorbachev launched his “perestroika” restructuring reforms. With winter approaching, the country is plagued by strikes and severe shortages of many consumer items. Bush’s economic proposals include: ^ Immediate start to negotiating a (Please See ECONOMIC, Page 14A) ;

  • Adelbert E. Atwood
  • Augusta Ezell Davis
  • Carl Langley Stafl
  • Carroll Campbell
  • Clarence Brown
  • Corazon Aquino
  • Dan Quay Ie
  • Elsie W. Smith
  • Eulalie Salley
  • Francis W. Pickens
  • Gene Taylor
  • George Cernavas
  • Ginny Southworth
  • Graniteville Earl Bussey
  • Gregg Avenue
  • Harry Williams
  • Hubert Redd
  • Hugh Clark
  • J.E. Oswalt
  • James Bradham
  • James Vaughn
  • John N. Bancroft Jr.
  • John T. Greco
  • Joseph Allen
  • Justine Hickson
  • Katherine Blair
  • Lena Bates
  • Marlin Fitzwater
  • Marshall Goldman
  • Mikhail S. Gorbachev
  • Mildred Sudlow
  • Otto Padgett
  • Rafael Alunan
  • Robert Ashmore
  • Roger Schweickert
  • Ronald B. Bolton
  • Ruth J. Harwood
  • Samuel Swint
  • William H. Dover

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 5, 1989

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