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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 12, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Rams Fall To San Francisco Page 13A A Quick Read Page 2A Soviet Congress Rejects Debate Page 1B DOE Underestimated Waste Costs an tor ft Tuesday December 12 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 314 Baker Wants NATO To Play Larger Role uor By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WEST BERLIN Secretary of State James A Baker III today proposed a larger role for NATO and deeper US ties to the Western military alliance to an chor a reunified Germany as the Commu nist system in the East disintegrates East Germanys official news agency said Baker would meet later in the day with that countrys new premier Hans Modrow ADN said the meeting the first such highlevel talks since Modrow was named premier on Nov 13 would take place in Potsdam southwest of Berlin in East Germany ADN did not provide any other details on the planned meeting Baker has been pushing for a goslow approach to German reunification saying the future of the two Germanys should not be determined exclu sively by the German BAKER people In a speech to the Berlin Press Club Baker said the United States and Cana da share Europes neighborhood and in tend to work with the Western Europeans in peacefully integrating a new Germany into a Europe in which EastWest ten sions are subsiding Baker suggested NATO oversee reduc tions of troops and armaments in a treaty being negotiated with the Sovietled War saw Pact and take new steps to build eco nomic and political ties with the East As Europe changes the instruments for Western cooperation must adapt Baker said in the prepared speech Working together we must design and gradually put into place an architecture for a new era The speech which was cleared by President Bush in a meeting with Baker Saturday was designed to reassure ner vous Western allies as German reunifica tion moves closer to reality with the stun ning upheaval in East Germany that is sweeping aside orthodox Communism Baker discussed the situation with Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Germa ny at breakfast and planned a visit to the Berlin Wall As an American Baker said in the speech I am proud of the role my nation has played and will continue to play standing with you Yet this very positive course will not be easy nor can it be rushed Please See BAKER Page IDA SELECT GROUP WJ for LADIES JUNIjf Your Choice Che ecfions said Brown applied for the program AP Laserphoto BORDER OPEN Members of the Czechoslovakian border guard cut and pull barbed wire at the Berg crossing into Austria For the story please see Page 16A Moore Says No To Governors Race Next Year weather City Hires FullTime Attorney Rain Returns A 30 percent chance of rain is fore cast early tonight Skies will clear and the weather will become colder later The low will be in the low 30s Please see Page 8A for details Deaths Paul W McGraw Aiken Joe L Pressley Martinez Alberta Smith Aiken Please see Page 8A for details Inside Today Bridge8B Calendar3B Classifieds7B Comics6B Crossword10B Cryptoquote11B DearAbby6B Local Front1B Obituaries8A Opinions6A Sports13A Television6B Weather8A By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Because of the tremendous amount of legal advice needed by the City of Aiken James M Holly was hired by the Aiken City Council Monday night to serve as fulltime city attor ney and solicitor The council which has been discussing the need for a full time attorney voted unani mously to combine two exist ing parttime positions to allow Holly to concentrate on the needs of the city This is a move we have talked generally about for HOLLY some time Roland H Windham city manager told the council He added that the city has come to the point to where a fulltime attorney is re quired to handle all of the legal questions that continually arrise City Solicitor Mickey Johnson who has served for 10 year will be relieved of his duties after January Holly will observe Johnson during the January session of court to learn his new duties Wind ham said The creation of the fulltime position was re quired to allow for the growth in the Aiken area to allow for the evergrowing workload of the position and to help offset a nationwide trend in the legal profession Holly said The new position will give the citys staff easi er access to legal advice to prevent possible problems before they happen rather than adressing problems after they have occurred Holly said By being an inhouse attorney the city could practice preventative law instead of reaction ary law he said Holly who has served as parttime city attor ney since Oct 11985 will leave private practice Please See CITY Page 10A By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Heading off any suggestions that he run for governor in next years elections Sen Thomas L Tom my Moore DClearwater has is sued a statement denying any chance of his candidacy Sen Moore in a onepage state ment released late Monday said I do not intend to be a candidate for governor at this time I look forward to continuing my state Senate service The 39yearold senator has been the target of efforts in recent weeks to put him into the race against incumbent Republican Gov Carroll A Campbell as the state Democratic leadership searches for a strong candidate Gov Campbell will seek another fouryear term next year and is re garded as a difficult man to defeat Sen Moore who has built up se niority in the Senate and is regard ed as a key member of its new leadership group apparently put an end to any efforts to draft him with his Monday statement The text of the statement reads During the past several weeks there have been discussions and speculation about the possibility of my candidacy for governor of South Carolina Those discussions needless to say have been very in teresting and gratifying I sincerely appreciate the confi dence encouragement and advice from friends supporters and ob servers I am very humbled that my name would be considered My service in the South Caroli na State Senate is a unique privi lege and honor It is my desire to continue my service as a State Sen ator I also consider as priority my wife and two teenage sons Therefore I do not intend to be a candidate for governor at this time I look forward to continuing Rec Dept Cites Moores Record State Sen Thomas L Tom my Moore DClearwater has received the Outstanding State Senator Award from the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association of Sen Moores leadership interest and support legisla tion was passed which strengthened recreation de partments across the state In addition according to the group the Recreation Land Trust Fund was approved and million put hi the state bud get for the purchase of park property The association is a network of more than 640 park and rec reational professionals equip ment and supply providers and others interested in leisure services at the local and state level my State Senate service and im proving the lives of all South Carolinians Sen Moore served two years in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1980 In his eight years of service he has risen to influential positions on the Finance Committee and Joint Bond Review Committee Sen Moores most recent assign ment was chairman of a Solid Waste Task Force that is prepar ing to send a major package of en vironmental legislation to the Gen eral Assembly He also is regarded as a key spokesman on state ener gy issues North Returns To Court As Former Boss Goes On Trial Christmas Countdown By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Oliver North returns today to the courthouse where he was convicted of three felo nies in the IranContra scandal this time as a prospective govern ment witness against his former boss John Poindexter North was called to testify at a pretrial hearing in which a fed eral judge will deter mine whether the ex White House aide was tainted by the 1987 immunized congres sional testimony of Poindexter the for mer national security adviser Poindexter faces trial Jan 22 on crimi nal charges of conspiracy and two counts each of obstructing Congress and making false statements in connection with Iran Contra NORTH Under a 1972 Supreme Court ruling the government may make no use of a defen dants testimony that was compelled un der a limited grant of immunity from prosecution That includes testimony giv en by other witnesses who may have been influenced by the immunized statements Poindexter testified on national televi sion for five days on Capitol Hill in July 1987 telling Congress that he made no effort to prevent North from destroying a notebook containing information about a November 1985 shipment of Hawk mis siles to Iran Poindexter also testified that he with held information from Congress on Na tional Security Council activities to aid the Contras in order to avoid publicity and more restrictive legislation In 1985 and 1986 Congress banned military aid to the rebel force by US intelligence agencies Please See NORTH Page 10A Donations To Christmas Funds Reflect Season Of Good Will With Christmas a little less than two weeks away donations are coming in for fund drives sponsored by local groups 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 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 LangleyBath Clearwater American Legion Post 153 Samuel Swint Pont 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 The Aiken Jaycees are currently ac cepting 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 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 Depart ment of Social Services Donations to the Christmas Shopping Tour may be sent to PO Box 707 Aiken 29802 Contributions received to date include SALVATION ARMY Marion Ms Betty Col and Mrs Howard McKendrlckS10000 Mr and Mrs 8rue9 EberhardS2500 Mr and Mrs JE Mr and Mrs George Mr and Mrs James W Margie C Mr and Mrs JC Please See DONATIONS Page 10A   

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