Aiken Standard, December 11, 1989

Aiken Standard

December 11, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 11, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina 1 Sports Snow Doesnt Stop NY Giants Page 8A A Quick Read Atlanta Celebrates Films 50th Birthday ATLANTA AP Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh have long since died but at the gala events this week celebrating the 50th anniverary of Gone With the Wind theyll be re membered again and again For one thing organizers have in vited five pairs of Rhett Butler and Scarlett OHara lookalikes For another 11 surwing cast members many of whom were chil dren when the 1939 movie was made will have their own stories to tell of the legendary stars who both died in the 1960s The cast members will attend a private reunion Thursday and are expected Friday night at a recre ation of the movies Dec 15 1939 world premiere Fifty years ago the premiere was the biggest social event in the citys history Aiken Parade Rescheduled The Aiken Jaycees Christmas pa rade canceled Saturday because of bad weather has been rescheduled for Tuesday The parade will begin at 7 pm with lineup between 6 pm and pm The new rain date is Sunday Dec 17 at 2 pm Lineup would then be at 1 pm Weather More Rain Partly cloudy skies are forecast to night with a 20 percent chance of rain The low will be in the mid 40s Tomorrow will be cloudy with an 80 percent chance of rain The high will be in the 50s Please see Page 10A for details Deaths William L Buff Beech Island Martha H Burgess Heath Springs Johnny O Redd Johnstown Wilbur L Shealy Savannah Ga Please see Page 5A for details Inside Today BridgeSB Calendar8B Classifieds3B Comics6A Crossword6B Cryptoquote4B DearAbby6A Local Front1B Obituaries5A Opinions6A Sports7A Television6A Weather10A Page 2A Communists Out Of Czechoslovakia Page IB Hitchcock Kicks Off Campaign Christmas Countdown KNOW WHATS INJ 14 DAYS2 Monday December 11 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 313 Soviets Express Interest In Berlins Role By The Associated Press WEST BERLIN The Soviet Union to day expressed favorable interest in a Western plan to boost the international role of Berlin according to a statement from the World War II Allies after a meeting in West Berlin The statement was distributed at the end of a conference of the am bassadors of the United States the Soviet Union Britain and France It was the first such meeting here since 1971 Earlier West German Chancellor Hel mut Kohl insisted German reunification will come one day but acknowledged such a step remains a vision The meeting was held at Allied head quarters in West Berlin 100 miles inside East German territory At the 1971 meet ing an agreement was drawn up estab lishing the rights of the four countries in the city which has been divided into four sectors since World War II The Western ambassadors set out their proposals under the Berlin initia tive The Soviet ambassador expressed favorable interest the Allies statement said The initiative outlined by thenPresi dent Reagan in 1987 calls for improving air traffic to Berlin making the city the site of youth exchanges and international conferences It also calls for holding the Olympic Games in the city in the future During the meeting there was a com mon understanding of the importance of stability and confidence was expressed that the United States United Kingdom France and Soviet Union could contribute to that on the basis of the quadripartite agreement of 1971 the statement said It added that further meetings may take place Those attending the meeting Vernon Walters Christopher Mallaby and Serge Boidevaix the US British and French ambassadors to West Germany and Vyacheslav Kochemasov the Soviet am bassador to East Germany made no comment to reporters Kohl attending a meeting of his Chris tian Democratic party in West Berlin said We do not know when the day will See SOVIETS Page IDA IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT TREE Bob Webb of Webbs Christmas Tree Farm outside Salley holds the horses as 5yearold Kacey Haralson takes a look at the Staff Photo By Glnny Southworth huge animals and the Christmas trees Theres a special touch created at Webbs hunting for a tree from a wooden cart hauled by a team of Belgian draft horses Moore To Announce Decision By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer State Sen Thomas L Tommy Moore said this morning that he would have a writ ten statement later to day on recurring ru mors about his running for governor next year Im not ready to make any kind of statement but I will be prepared to release MOORE a printed statement today said the Clearwater Democrat Sen Moore who represents Senate Dis trict 25 has been frequently mentioned as a gubernatorial candidate but just as frequently has denied getting involved in a statewide race In recent weeks state Democratic Par ty leaders have been polling party mem bers around the state in an effort to find a strong candidate to run against Republi See MOORE Page IDA Special Touch Quest For A Tree By HorseDrawn Wagon By NINA J NIDIFFER Staff Writer SALLEY Some people will go to the ends of the Earth for the perfect Christ mas tree Others know they only have to go to the end of Aiken County George and Bob Webb a fatherand son team operating Webbs Christmas Tree Farm outside of Salley said they try their best to provide South Carolina with trees worthy of the long drive it takes to find them The distances their customers are will ing to go speak of their success they come from Denmark Orangeburg Co lumbia and Charleston driving for miles on highways and country roads just to reach this particular farm While they are driving they are pass ing through Christmas tree territory be cause Webbs farm is literally surround ed by competition But something draws them to Webbs year after year Carefully groomed trees are not the only reason customers pack the Webb parking lot every afternoon Children from one to 90 come for the Christmas spirit created by a special touch hunting for a tree from a wooden cart hauled by a team of Belgian draft horses Its unique George Webb said The kids love it and so do their parents Thats good because Im surrounded by Christmas tree farms But even when you have a good mar keting device like this one you still have to have quality trees Growing Christmas trees takes years of work Seedlings cant be stuck in the ground and then forgotten until the holi days roll around theyll just turn into pine trees Instead seedlings are planted in Janu ary and February then babied for five years or more until they grow strong and green What you do is plant a pine tree and turn it into a Christmas tree Webb said You have to spray it and mow around it and prune it practically every tune you walk by it And you have to pray for rain a lot of the time Sound easy Not with 150 acres to man See SPECIAL Page 10A Fund Drives Continue For Needy Christmas is fast approaching and fund drives to make the holiday a little brighter for needy families con tinue to bring in donations The Salvation Armys annual ket tle drive is under way with the fa miliar bellringers stationed at loca tions throughout the Aiken area Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army PO Box 439 Aiken 29802 The 17th annual Valley Empty Stocking Fund campaign is also gearing up for the holidays The fund is sponsored by several area civic clubs including the Lang See FUND Page 5A Aiken High Hornets Take Time To Reflect On Winning Season Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth TIME TO REFLECT For the first time in Aiken High Schools long history the Hornets made it to the State Championship game but suffered a loss to Greer 137 Saturday night at Irmo in the Class AAA final The loss ended a 10game Aiken winning streak The Hornets finished 123 Here Shed Harris runs with the ball For HardWorking Players Good Outweighed The Bad By KENZIE WINSTEAD Staff Sports Writer For Aikens Hornets its time to reflect on a season a season in which the posi tives far outweighed the negatives For the first tune in the schools long history the football Hornets advanced to the State Championship game only to lose to Greer 137 Saturday night at Irmo in the Class AAA final The loss ended a 10game Aiken win ning streak The Hornets finished 123 On the way home Aiken coach Dusty Triplett said there wasnt much he could say to ease the pain so he didnt try Theyre going to have their feelings hurt he said But theyre alright Several of the players understandably took the loss hard from emotional se nior defensive Mike Waters to junior running back Shed Harris se nior quarterback Jim Dudley and every one in between With grass and mud in his face Harris a junior who led the team with some 1600 yards rushing tried to talk after the loss but the words just couldnt materialize The team walked to the locker room at Irmo almost in complete silence with dejected and somber faces In the locker room Dudley dropped his No 12 jersey into a pile of muddied green and white clothes He stood there looking at the pile of memories He held back the tears I knew I was never going to play foot ball for Aiken High again Dudley said during a telephone interview Sunday night That was sad Im going to miss it Ill have some great memories We shared a lot of great times out on the practice field I was kind of disappointed that I didnt find a way to win against Dudley continued you cant make any excuses for anything Ive really enjoyed the last two years More important than the reeonl is that this organization is t real elassv one iSre KOIt TapHI A ;

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