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Publication: Aiken Standard December 8, 1989

5th Army Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 8, 1989, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Inside Page IB Senators Have Perfect Voting Record Midland Valley Downs Aiken Page 3B A Quick Read Medfly Infestation Termed Serious EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) —- The infestation of Mediterranean fruit flies in Los Angeles and Orange counties is serious and could threaten California’s agricultural economy, according to a science panel. “In summary, the panel agrees unanimously that this Medfly problem is large, very serious and will probably increase,” said Roy Cunningham, a U.S. Department of Agriculture research services official from Hilo, Hawaii. The panel Thursday proposed expanding the aerial spraying of the pesticide malathion and said the need for spraying would likely continue through April and possibly longer. Isi Siddiqui, assistant director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, endorsed the panel’s recommendation and said he expected it to be approved by the department today. The Medfly, which can infest more than 250 kinds of fruit and vegetables, has been under attack in Los Angeles County since summer. Siddiqui said spread of the Medfly could cost the farm economy $200 million a year indefinitely. Rather than shrink, the infestation has spread to part of Orange County and now encompasses some 250 square miles. The infestation is presently confined to urban areas but could threaten California’s agricultural economy if it spread to farm country. Weather Cloudy Skies Cloudy skies are forecast tonight with an 80 percent chance of rain and a low in the 40s. A 20 percent chance of rain is forecast early Saturday with decreasing cloudiness in the afternoon. The high will be in the mid 40s. Please see Page 8A for details. Deaths James Eubanks Jr., Aiken Robert Johnson, Philadelphia, Pa. Mamie Kitchings, Langley Beverly R. Miller, Clearwater Sarah B. Saverance, Cheraw Denver W. Traxler, Branchville James C. Vinson Jr., Salley Leona Weeks, Langley Andrew Wilson, Fort Pierce, Fla. Please see Page 6B for details.Inside Today Bridge...............................................5C Calendar............................................ID Classifieds.........................................3C Comics..............................................2C Crossword.........................................6C Cryptoquote.......................................4C Dear Abby..........................................2C Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................6B Opinions............................................1C Sports..............................................11A Television..........................................2C Weather.............................................SAChristmas CountdownAiTen    Lfbrarv Friday, December 8, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 310 Thousands Rally In Support Of Aquino By The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — President Cor-azon Aquino urged the nation today to unite against those “who want to destroy our democracy” as 100,000 Filipinos rallied to support her government against a violent coup attempt. Mrs. Aquino bitterly criticized Vice President Salvador Laurel, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and others who have called for her resignation after mutinous soldiers launched the sixth and strongest attempt yet to oust her. ‘He (Laurel) cannot wait to be president,” she told a rally at the site where hundreds of thousands of Filipinos filled the streets to support her 1986 ‘‘people power’’ revolution. “I will never give up this position to him.” She made no reference to any of the complaints of the rebels or of other critics who claim her government has failed to live up to the promises of social justice and reform. In the southern city of Cebu, a leader of rebel soldiers holding a military base today ruled out surrendering to loyalist Deja Vu Bout troops, keeping the insurrection alive. Mrs. Aquino had called on Filipinos to turn out into the streets today for a rally and Roman Catholic Mass, hoping to rekindle the spirit of the huge demonstrations that propelled her into office in Feb-ruary 1986 and ousted President Ferdinand Marcos. Estimates of the crowd size at today’s rally varied widely. Government television said I million people joined the rally, but reporters estimated the crowd at more than 100,000. Government offices encouraged their Unemployment Rate Edges Up To 5.4 Percent By The Associated Press* WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate edged up from 5.3 percent to 5.4 percent in November as the economy added 210,000 new jobs, but manufacturing employment fell for the eighth consecutive month, the government said today. The Labor Department report showed job growth last month was far greater than most analysts expected. But the government also revised downward sharply the number of new nonfarm jobs created in October, from 233,000 to 93,000. The civilian unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percentage point as more than 6.7 million Americans were looking for jobs but unable to find them. That data comes from the department’s household survey, which also showed that 117.7 million people held jobs in the civilian economy. The manufacturing slump has contributed to the overall slowdown in the economy as the year draws to a close, and today’s report provided further evidence that the sector’s lackluster performance continues. The average manufacturing work week fell from 40.8 to 40.7 hours and overtime was unchanged at an average of 3.7 hours a week. The department said the dramatic revision of October’s job growth number resulted from overestimating new hiring in state and local educational institutions, which is difficult to measure as the school year begins. With that revision taken into account, the government said the average month-to-month gain in jobs during the second half of 1989 has been about 160,000.Fund Drives Continue To Raise Money Christmas fund drives continue to collect money for the needy in Aiken County. 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. 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 tour, which enables the group to purchase clothing and toys for needy children, raised $4,000 last year. Donations to the Christmas Shopping Tour may be sent to P.O. Box 707, Aiken, 29802. State Championship Game Could Be A Classic Battle By DANIEL GARNETT Staff Sports Writer The North Augusta High School Yellow Jackets will be looking to take the sparkle out of the Lower Richland Diamonds when they meet for the Class AAAA Division II State Championship tonight at Williams-Brice Stadium. The game could turn out to be a classic battle of size vs. speed. North Augusta has speed on both sides of the football. Lorenzo Nealious leads a corp of speedy running backs while Kurt Hurst and Joey Houston provide speed in the defensive secondary. David Boseman provides speed and size on the defensive line, and wide receiver Gerald Grant provides a speedy target for quarterback Richard Davis’ passes. Lower Richland will have one of the biggest offensive lines the Yellow Jackets will face this year. The Diamonds return all five starters and average 240 pounds a man. Among the big men are tackle Chris Alston at 6-3,270 pounds and center Vincent Dinkins at 6-3,263 pounds. Tight end Erie Fannin tips the scales at the 230 pound mark. The Diamonds’ line will try to open holes for fullback Frankie Rivers. Rivers scored 20 touchdowns and carried the ball for 2,119 yards last season. Lower Richland coach Bill Kimrey said a good game from his offensive line would be a key to the game, and didn’t think the size Aiken Changes Game Time Page 8A advantage would be that big of a deal. ‘Our offensive line has to play well,” Kimrey said. “We have some kids with some size, but I think their quickness will neutralize that.” North Augusta coach Bill Utsey also mentioned that the Yellow Jackets hoped to use their quickness advantage. “We are hoping for that (quickness edge),” Utsey said. “We are going to see what we can do from a penetration standpoint to neutralize their size.” Utsey was also aware of the immense size of the Lower Richland offensive line. “Overall it will be the biggest line we’ll see,” he said. “Irmo had a couple of guys over 270, but they can put three guys in there at 270 or better.” Kimrey added that other parts of his team would have to play well. He said North Augusta’s improved play would dictate it. “Now, they’re playing well,” he said. “Their defense is coming up with a lot of (See STATE, Page 8A) employees to turn out in a show of support for the embattled president. Some government workers were bused in from as far as Angeles, 50 miles to the north. “I want all of us to unite and to give support to the democratic systems of government and to go after these people who want to destroy our democracy, who want to destroy our economy, who want to destroy the Filipino people,” she said in English. (See THOUSANDS, Page 8A) Monkeys May Be Key To Vaccine By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nine monkeys that have been made immune to the simian AIDS virus may hold in their blood cells and tissues the critical clues needed by scientists to develop an AIDS vaccine for humans. “These are now very valuable animals,” said Michael Murphey-Corb, head of a team of scientists at the Delta Regional Primate Research Center in Covington, La. “There’s a lot we can learn from them.” In a study published today in the journal Science, Murphey-Corb and her Tu-lane University colleagues announced they have developed a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), which causes AIDS in monkeys. Other AIDS researchers praised the work, one calling it a “giant leap” in the race to find a human AIDS vaccine. Nine animals inoculated with the vaccine are healthy, despite being injected with powerful doses of the killer virus. SIV is a close, genetic relative of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS in humans. “We can look at these animals’ immune system and (learn) what exactly these monkeys’ immune systems did to (See MONKEYS, Page 8A) Unemployment Nov. '88 Oct. '89 Nov. ’89 -5-4%] I 5.3% I L£4%| Source: U S. Dept, of Labor AP The MatchupNorth Augusta vs. Lower Richland WHERE:Willtams-Brice Stadium, Columbia. WHEN: Friday, 8 p.m. RECORDS.'Lower Richland is 10-3. North Augusta is 7-7. KEY PLAYERS:North Augusta: quarterback Richard Davis, running back/defensive back Kurt Hurst, linebacker Chip Goforth. Lower Richland: fullback Frankie Rivers, quarterback/defensive back Dion Lemon, offensive tackle Chris Alston. ;

  • Aiken Robert Johnson
  • Bill Kimrey
  • Bill Utsey
  • Branchville James C. Vinson Jr.
  • Chris Alston
  • Clearwater Sarah B. Saverance
  • Daniel Garnett
  • David Boseman
  • Dion Lemon
  • Erie Fannin
  • Ferdinand Marcos
  • Frankie Rivers
  • Gerald Grant
  • Isi Siddiqui
  • James Eubanks Jr.
  • Joey Houston
  • Juan Ponce Enrile
  • Kurt Hurst
  • Langley Andrew Wilson
  • Langley Beverly R. Miller
  • Mamie Kitchings
  • Richard Davis
  • Roy Cunningham
  • S. Dept
  • Salley Leona Weeks
  • Salvador Laurel
  • Vincent Dinkins

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 8, 1989