Aiken Standard, December 8, 1989

Aiken Standard

December 08, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 8, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Inside Midland Valley Downs Aiken Page 3B A Quick Read Medfly Infestation Termed Serious EL MONTE Calif AP The in festation of Mediterranean fruit flies in Los Angeles and Orange counties is serious and could threaten Califor nias agricultural economy accord ing to a science panel In summary the panel agrees unanimously that this Medfly prob lem is large very serious and will probably increase said Roy Cun ningham a US Department of Agri culture research services official from Hilo Hawaii The panel Thursday proposed ex panding the aerial spraying of the pesticide malathion and said the need for spraying would likely con tinue through April and possibly longer Isi Siddiqui assistant director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture endorsed the pan els recommendation and said he ex pected it to be approved by the de partment today The Medfly which can infest more than 250 kinds of fruit and vegeta bles has been under attack in Los Angeles County since summer Siddi qui said spread of the Medfly could cost the farm economy 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 pres ently confined to urban areas but could threaten Californias agricul tural 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 af ternoon 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 68 for details Inside Today Bridge5C Calendar1D Classifieds3C Comics2C Crossword6C Cryptoquote4C DearAbby2C Local Front1B Obituaries6B Opinions1C Sports11A Television2C Weather8A Page 2A Killer Felt Women Rejected Him Pap IB Senators Have Perfect Voting Record Christmas Countdown Librarv 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 100000 Filipinos ral lied 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 sol diers launched the sixth and strongest at tempt yet to oust her He Laurel cannot wait to be presi dent 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 crit ics 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 to day ruled out surrendering to loyalist 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 re kindle the spirit of the huge demonstra tions that propelled her into office in Feb ruary 1986 and ousted President Ferdinand Marcos Estimates of the crowd size at todays rally varied widely Government televi sion said 1 million people joined the rally but reporters estimated the crowd at more than 100000 Government offices encouraged their BLOODIED COMBATANTS Roberto Duran takes aim on a bloodied Sugar Ray Leonard during fight action Thursday in the WBC Super Middleweight fight AP Laserphoto Leonard defeated Duran to retain his title Please see story on PageSB Unemployment Rate Edges Up To 54 Percent By The Associated Pressr WASHINGTON The unemployment rate edged up from 53 percent to 54 per cent in November as the economy added 210000 new jobs but manufacturing em ployment 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 233000 to 93000 The civilian unemployment rate climbed 01 percentage point as more than 67 million Americans were looking for jobs but unable to find them That data comes from the departments house hold survey which also showed that 1177 million people held jobs in the civilian economy The manufacturing slump has contrib uted to the overall slowdown in the econo my as the year draws to a close and todays report provided further evidence that the sectors lackluster performance continues The average manufacturing work week fell from 408 to 407 hours and overtime was unchanged at an average of 37 hours a week The department said the dramatic re vision of Octobers job growth number resulted from overestimating new hiring in state and local educational institu tions which is difficult to measure as the school year begins With that revision taken into account the government said the average month tomonth gain in jobs during the second half of 1989 has been about 160000 Fund Drives Continue To Raise Money Christmas fund drives continue to collect money for the needy in Ai ken County The Salvation Armys annual ket tle drive is under way with the fa miliar bellringers stationed at lo cations throughout the Aiken area Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army PO 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 PO Box 517 Langley 29834 PO Box 354 Clearwater 29822 or PO 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 last year Donations to the Christinas Shop ping Tour may be sent to PO 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 spar kle out of the Lower Richland Diamonds when they meet for the Class AAAA Divi sion II State Championship tonight at WilliamsBrice 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 pro vides a speedy target for quarterback Richard Davis passes Lower Richland will have one of the biggest offensive lines the Yellow Jack ets will face this year The Diamonds re turn all five starters and average 240 pounds a man Among the big men are tackle Chris Alston at 63 270 pounds and center Vincent Dinkins at 63 263 pounds Tight end Eric 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 2119 yards last season Lower Richland coach Bill Kimrey said a good game from his offensive line would be a key to the game and didnt think the size Aiken Changes Game TimePage 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 Utsey said We are going to see what we can do from a penetration stand point 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 well 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 Augustas improved play would dictate it Now theyre playing well he said Their defense is coming up with a lot of See STATE Page8A employees to turn out in a show of sup port 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 ani mals said Michael MurpheyCorb head of a team of scientists at the Delta Re gional Primate Research Center in Cov ington La Theres a lot we can learn from them In a study published today in the jour nal Science MurpheyCorb and her Tu lane University colleagues announced they have developed a vaccine that pro tects rhesus monkeys from simian immu nodeficiency virus 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 vac cine are healthy despite being injected with powerful doses of the killer virus SIV is a close genetic relative of human immunodeficiency virus which causes AIDS in humans We can look at these animals im mune system and learn what exactly these monkeys immune systems did to See MONKEYS Page 8A mployment Source US Depl of Labor The Matchup North Augusta vs lower Richland tffjrlEfptWiltiamsBrice Stadium Priday 8pm Richland is 103 NpfWAygusta is 77 KJ5V Augusta quarter back Richard Davis running i tensive back Kurt Hurst linebacker Chip doforth Lower Richland fullback Fran Rlvers back n Mmort offensive tackle Chris ;