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   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 Thats 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 serious ly hurt There was no telephone list ing 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 WISTV Its the first time its ever happened to me and Ill do the best I can to make sure its the last time Truck Driver Helps Catch Robbery Suspect POWDERSVILLE AP A truck driver with a mobile phone was a hero hi helping capture a bank rob bery suspect but the sheriff says the man doesnt want any publicity The guy with the mobile phone was apprising us of his location Sheriff Gene Taylor said after a high speed chase along Interstate 85 Mon day 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 Adalbert E Atwood West Columbia Clarence Brown Graniteville Earl Bussey North Augusta Ezell Davis Washington DC 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 for details Inside Today Bridge8B Calendar12B Classifieds6B Comics3B Crossword9B Cryptoquote7B DearAbby3B Local Front1B Obituaries8A Opinions6A Sports11A Television3B Weather16A Page 2A East German Prosecutor Resigns Page IB ATC President Reports Banner Year Christmas Countdown Tuesday December 51089 Quth Caroling Start Photo By GinnySouthworth MOVING DAY City workers raise traffic lights at antebellum mansion PickensSalley House moves to a University Parkway and Richland West as the new home on the USC Aiken campus PickensSalley House Has New Home By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Monday was moving day for the histor ic PickensSalley House The antebellum mansion cut into three pieces was trucked from its rest ing place of more than 50 years to a new home on the USC Aiken campus The relocation will be followed by worth of renovation and re pairs as the historic home becomes a fo cal 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 PickensSalley 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 universi ty 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 impor tant part of Aiken life The land on which it was located is be ing developed by Bolton for residential home sites a retirement center and small office complex They say that big section weighs about 400000 pounds said John N Ban croft 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 100foot 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 relo cated 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 re location 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 JE Oswalt one of the few firms Ban croft said could handle the big project Bancroft said the toughest part of the See PICKENSSALLEY 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 TourPage 1B The Salvation Armys annual kettle drive is under way with the familiar bellringers stationed at locations throughout the Aiken area Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army PO 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 LangleyBath Clearwater American Legion Post 153 Samuel Swint Post 77 of the American Legion and the LBC 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 PO Box 517 Langley 29834 PO Box 354 Clearwater 29822 or PO Box 391 Graniteville 29829 Contributions received to date include SALVATION ARMY Mr and Mrs James VaughnS2SOO Mrs E Vaughn Mr and Mrs Leon Boytston JrS2500 Mr and Mrs James Brad hornS3000 Mr and Mrs Hugh Lena Delphlne Mr and Mrs George Mrs Justine Mr and Mrs Joseph Mrs Mildred Katharine Elsie W Mr and Mrs John T Mr and Mrs Clayton JL Mabel Ruth J Mr and Mrs HA Mr and Mrs Robert Bennle Renard Ricky Hanna and Hanna Mr and Mrs Hubert ReddS1000 Anonymous Acknowledged to Grand Vol 122 No 307 Tourists Trapped In Manila 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 af ter 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 re lease all Asian and European tourists but the intention is not to release Ameri cans because of US support for Mrs Aquino On Friday the first day of the coup attempt US F4 Phantom fighter jets flew air cover in support of progovern ment forces More than 74 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded since rebels launched the bloodiest attempt yet to top ple Mrs Aquinos 3 administra tion Rebels say the elected government has failed to deal effectively with the countrys Communist insurgency and economic problems At least two people were killed and 15 wounded in todays fighting one of the dead a 6yearold 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 en trenched in the Makati financial district a similar number still occupied Mactan Air Base in Cebu 350 miles south of Ma nila 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 Theyve decided to postpone it for to morrow because its nightfall and we dont want the tourists to be mistaken for soldiers said Rafael Alunan undersec retary 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 US 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 US Seafront housing compound which was guarded by US Marines Oth ers moved to hotels near Manila Bay about five miles west of the fighting The Philippine Plaza said 450 foreign ers had checked into the hotel by midafternoon Were 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 super power summit says Mikhail S Gorba chev seems very much in control in the Soviet Union and committed to peaceful change as hardline communist govern ments are swept from power While refusing to proclaim the Cold War over Bush said Gorbachevs accep tance of dramatic reforms in Eastern Eu rope absolutely mandates new think ing 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 con cern 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 thi rebellion White SHIPBOARD SUMMIT i House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater said Mrs Aquino Fitzwater said as sured Bush her government was doing everything possible to protect Americans Bush in a concession to possible jet lag from transAtlantic travel pushed back his schedule one hour today receiving his daily intelligence briefing in the Oval Of fice at 9 am instead of 8 am But Bushs optimistic remarks about Gorbachev contrasted with comments by Vice President Dan Quayle in an inter view published today in The Washington Post Quayle who has been more skepti cal in his public comments on the Soviet Union than other administration officials Please See BUSH Page 14A Economic Incentives Offered By US Called Symbolic Victory For Soviets By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON The economic in centives President Bush proposed in Malta will allow Soviet President Mik hail S Gorbachev to claim an important symbolic victory but they will do little to help Gorbachev rescue his ailing economy say US experts on the Soviet Union Those analysts said they viewed Bushs 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 Sovi et 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 be fore Gorbachev launched his peres troika restructuring reforms With winter approaching the country is plagued by strikes and severe shortages of many consumer items Bushs economic proposals include Immediate start to negotiating a Please See ECONOMIC Page 14A   

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