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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 7, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Bombing Blamed On Drug Lords Page 2A A Quick Read 'Aunt Bee' Dead Of Heart Failure SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) -Frances Ba vier, the Emmy Award-winning actress who retired to this North Carolina town seeking the life she portrayed as the lovable Aunt Bee on “The Andy Griffith Show,” died at the age of 86. Miss Bavier, who had a history of heart problems, died at home about 7 p.m. Wednesday, said Leslie Fletcher, a funeral director at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. She had been released Monday from Chatam Hospital, where she had been treated for almost two weeks in the coronary care unit. A native of New York City who would have turned 87 later this month, Miss Bavier attended Columbia University and was a graduate of the American Academy of the Arts. She had more than 20 years of stage experience. BAVIER Weather Rain Continues A IOO percent chance of rain is forecast tonight with a low in the mid 40s. Occasional rain is forecast Friday. The weather will become windy and colder in the afternoon. The high will be in the upper 40s. Please see Page 16A for details. Deaths Julius Comer, Milledgeville Marie N. Grandstaff, North Augusta Francis P. Johns, North Charleston Leonard C. Keith, Augusta L.S. Humphrey, Irmo Gladys M. Stringfield, Aiken Jerry I. Waters, Glennville, Ga. Joshua Whack, Ridge Spring Please see Page 12A for details. Inside Today Bridge...............................................5B Calendar............................................3C Classifieds.........................................3B Comics..............................................6C Crossword.........................................6B Cryptoquote.......................................6B Dear Abby..........................................6C Local Front........................................1B Obituaries  ...............................12A Opinions 1.................................1C Sports j..................................9A Television..........................................6C Weather...........................................16A Christmas Countdown Page 2A Top East German Official Arrested Page IB Thursday, December 7, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 309 Gunman Kills 14 In Bizarre Spree Women Singled Out In Montreal School By MEG DENNISON Associated Press Writer MONTREAL — A man who said feminists “speiled my life” stormed into the University of Montreal engineering school, singling out and fatally shooting 14 women in a macabre spree that ended with his suicide, police say. Nine women and four men were wounded, two critically, in what was the worst massacre in Canadian history. Most of the dead and wounded were female engineering students. The killer, clutching a semi-automatic rifle and wearing ammunition belts across his chest, stalked five floors in the six-story school building Wednesday and at one point ordered all the men out of a crowded classroom, police said. “You’re all a bunch of feminists,” he screamed before opening fire on the cowering, terrified young women who remained. The Montreal police department’s public relations officer arrived on the scene and found the body of his daughter, a student, among the dead. “I heard the gunman say: ‘I want the women,’” said student Francois Borde- The Rood To The State Championship leau. “It was a human hunt.” Police said they did not know the identity of the gunman, who was clad in blue jeans, work boots and a green-and-black sweater and was believed to be in his mid-20s. They said they found on his body a three-page letter that spewed hatred for women. The handwritten letter, signed only “Marc,” blamed failures in the gunman’s life on unidentified women and said he was going to kill some women in revenge, said Jacques Duscheneau, a senior police investigator. “He mentioned in the letter that he did (Please See GUNMAN, Page 7A) Aiken High Hornets 1989 Season Aiken 10, South Aiken 7 Aiken 28, North Augusta 14 Midland Valley 24, Aiken 7 Silver Bluff 10, Aiken 7 (OT) Aiken 28, Columbia 0 Aitaon 19, C.A. Jj <:rs n 0 Aiken 14, Dreher 0 Aiken 34, Keenan 7 Aiken 32, Strom Thurmond 8 Aiken 14, HH-RobertsO Aiken 16, South Aiken 10 Aiken 44, St. John’s 6 (p) Aiken 35, Beaufort 14 (p) Aiken 21, Hilton Head 9 (p) (p) denotes playoff games AIKEN vs. Greer Irmo High Hawkins Stadium NORTH AUGUSTA vs. Lower Richland Williams-Brice Stadium Friday, December 8, 1989 8:00 pm kickoff North Augusta Yellow Jackets 1989 Season Strom Thurmond 13, NA 12 Aiken 28, NA 14 South Aiken 15, NA 14 Summerville 17, NA 14 Greenwood 35, NA 7 Irmo 38, NA 31 (2 0T) NA 32, Airport 18 NA 22, Lexington 8 NAU, O-W 7 NA 31, Brookland-Cayce 7 Midland'’ Vy 27, NA21 NA 18, Laurens 15 (p) NA 20, Airport 10(p) NA 22, Union 21 (p) (Pl denotes playoff games Staff Graphic by Melissa Culp County Sends 2 To Prep Finals Aiken Supporters Believe Hornets Can't Be Denied By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer The coach of Aiken High School’s last state championship team and the man who scored the first touchdown in Hagood Stadium are among the Fighting Green Hornet believers. Johanna Gibbs, the retired basketball coach, and Billy Molony, a local businessman, are hoping Aiken’s football team will be victorious against Greer Friday night. And both — along with a lot of others — have a feeling Coach Dusty Triplett’s Hornets will not be denied in the championship game at Irmo. Never in its history has Aiken High won a state football championship, but now on a roll and sporting a 12-2 record a small army of supporters believe the Hornets cannot be counted out. “I think they are going to do real well, and I intend to be there,” said Ms. Gibbs, who coached the Lady Hornet basketball team to the state Class AAAA championship in 1975. In that same year, the Aiken High golf team won the state championship. (Please See AIKEN, Page 7A) N.A. Faithful Confident About Comeback Jackets By KEITH WARD Staff Writer Not surprisingly, there is a consensus at North Augusta High School about who’s going to come out on top in Friday Night’s football game against Lower Richland for the state Class AAAA Division II State Championship. “We’re gonna win,” was the opinion of llth-grader Jaime Johnson, echoing a popular refrain. “I’m pulling and praying that they will win,” said Ivonne Pereyo, who works in administration. Reggie Butler, a 10th grader at the school, was more specific about the outcome. “They’re going to win 21-14. The team wants it more this year.” It would have been hard to convince anyone that the team wanted the title after its first six games this season. The Jackets were 0-6 and a major disappointment, considering that they reached the championship game last year. But then something happened, according to coach Bill Utsey. They started having fun. (Please See N.A., Page 7A) Engineering School Shootings CANADA ONTARIO I UNITED'\ ; A ■ Jn    ‘ MASS. ■ "" boNN, SA Ofl0rio, ■    ST    J 10O miles I 1 Holdouts Call For Elections Shaky Victory Won By Aquino By OLIVER TEVES Associated Press Writer MANILA, Philippines — Rebel troops chanting “no surrender, the fight goes on” left the city’s financial district and returned to their barracks today, ending for the moment their bid to topple President Corazon Aquino. But in Cebu, 350 miles south of Manila, about 400 rebels were not budging from Mactan Air Base, refusing to surrender unless new elections are called to replace Mrs. Aquino, whose term expires in June 1992. Civic and religious leaders negotiated with holdouts at Mactan, the last known stronghold of mutineers who launched the coup attempt on Friday. “This is unconditional surrender,” said Brig. Gen. Arturo Enrile, head of the Philippine Military Academy who led negotiations throughout the night with rebel leaders in the financial district. “The problem is already finished.” But rebels who marched the 11/4 miles back to Fort Bonifacio were singing and chanting “No surrender, the fight goes on!” Troops at the army base unfurled a white sheet at the gate saying, “Welcome Home.” As the mutineers marched past the exclusive Forbes Park neighborhood, where U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Platt lives, some residents stood on the street and cheered. “We have won some victories,” said rebel Capt. Danilo Lim. “We have made a very strong statement.” At least 79 people have been killed and more than 570 others wounded in the coup attempt. It was the bloodiest of the six attempts to overthrow Mrs. Aquino, who took power in the February 1986 civilian-military uprising that toppled the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Mrs. Aquino, who faced the gravest crisis of her administration, said she was relieved the siege was over. “We must now all join hands and consolidate our resources to rebuild what has been destroyed,” she said in a written statement. At Mactan Air Base, rebel leader Brig. Gen. Jose Commendador threatened to blow up all military aircraft unless his demands were met. Military Chief of Staff Gen. Renato de Villa begged Commendador in a televi- (Please See HOLDOUTS, Page 7A) Needy Benefit From Spirit Of Christmas Season The Christmas season brings a spirit of giving, and a number of groups are taking advantage of that spirit. 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 seventeenth 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. The Aiken Jaycees are currently accepting donations for their fourth annual Christmas Shopping Tour. The shopping tour will be held Dec. 23. Children that participate in the Christ mas Shopping Tour are selected for the Jaycees by the Aiken County Department of Social Services. Donations to the Christmas Shopping Tour may be sent to P.O. Box 707, Aiken, 29802. Contributions received to date include: SALVATION ARMY Mr and Mrs David Meldrum. Mr and Mrs. Harold Franz Mr and Mrs. Carl Slrojan. Mr and Mrs. Michael Smith Mr and Mrs. James Vason Florence Conrad .......... Mr and Mrs Eugene Bally Elizabeth Haney Joe B Wmgard Ann B. Haslinger............ $10 $25 $50 $25 $25 $25 »i0 $5 $20 $10 Ted Busbee .................................. Mr and Mrs. Richard Norton George Montjoy........................ Mr and Mrs. Clarence Edmonds. Mr and Mrs. C S Montgomery... Mrs Paul Tewkesbury Jr E.J. Heerdt............................. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Poulton. Sharon B Vickery........... Mr and Mrs. B P Mosely......... Willie McAllister.................... Mr and Mrs. Robert Goodyear..... Mr and Mrs Newton Seabeck Frank Harling......................... Mr and Mrs Leonard Baker Mrs. James Westendorff........ Anonymous^)...................... Kettles TOTAL.............................. ACKNOWEDGED TO DATE GRAND TOTA!    ........... $1 $10 $50 $15 $15 $150 $10 $25 $25 $25 $25 $10 $100 $20 $30 $20 $30 $30 .368 75 $2,163.75 $12.823 40 $14,987 15 ;

  • Aiken Jerry I. Waters
  • Andy Griffith Show
  • Arturo Enrile
  • Augusta Francis P. Johns
  • Augusta L.S. Humphrey
  • Bill Utsey
  • Billy Molony
  • Carl Langley
  • Carl Slrojan
  • Charleston Leonard C. Keith
  • Clarence Edmonds
  • Corazon Aquino
  • Danilo Lim
  • Ferdinand E. Marcos
  • Frances Ba
  • Francois Borde
  • Harold Franz Mr
  • Irmo Gladys M. Stringfield
  • Ivonne Pereyo
  • Jacques Duscheneau
  • Jaime Johnson
  • James Westendorff
  • Johanna Gibbs
  • Jose Commendador
  • Joshua Whack
  • Julius Comer
  • Keith Ward
  • Leslie Fletcher
  • Melissa Culp
  • Michael Smith
  • Milledgeville Marie N. Grandstaff
  • Mrs David Meldrum
  • Mrs Kenneth Poulton
  • Mrs Leonard Baker
  • Nicholas Platt
  • Reggie Butler
  • Robert Goodyear
  • Samuel Swint
  • Strom Thurmond
  • Willie Mcallister

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 7, 1989

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