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Publication: Aiken Standard December 12, 1989

5th Army Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 12, 1989, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Sports Rams Fall To San Francisco Page 13A A Quick Read Page 2A Soviet Congress Rejects Debate Page IB DOE Underestimated Waste Costs Aiken Standard Tuesday, December 12, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 314 Baker Wants NATO To Play Larger Role By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WEST BERLIN — Secretary of State James A. Baker III today proposed a larger role for NATO and deeper U.S. ties to the Western military alliance to anchor a reunified Germany as the Communist system in the East disintegrates. East Germany’s official news agency said Baker would meet later in the day with that country’s new premier, Hans Modrow. ADN said the meeting, the first such high-level talks since Modrow was named premier on Nov. 13, would take place in Potsdam southwest of Berlin in Another Barrier Falls East Germany. ADN did not provide any other details on the planned meeting. Baker has been pushing for a go-slow approach to German reunification, saying the future of the two Germanys should not be determined exclusively by the German BAKER people. In a speech to the Berlin Press Club, Baker said “the United States and Canada share Europe’s neighborhood” and intend to work with the Western Europeans in peacefully integrating a new Germany into a Europe in which East-West tensions are subsiding. Baker suggested NATO oversee reductions of troops and armaments in a treaty being negotiated with the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact and take new steps to build economic 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 reunification moves closer to reality with the stunning upheaval in East Germany that is sweeping aside orthodox Communism. Baker discussed the situation with Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Germany 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 10A) I SELECT GROUP for LADIES’ & JUNI! Your Choice! Choose from a terrific, Corrections, said Brown applied for the program. Moore Says No To Governor's Race Next Year has not 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 Weather City Hires Full-Time Attorney Rain Returns A 30 percent chance of rain is forecast 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. I )eaths Paul W. McGraw, Aiken Joe L. Pressley, Martinez Alberta Smith, Aiken Please see Page 8A for details. I nside Toda y 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 full-time city attorney and solicitor. The council, which has been discussing the need for a fulltime attorney, voted unanimously to combine two existing part-time 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 full-time attorney is required to handle all of the legal questions that continually arrise. City Solicitor Mickey Johnson, who has served for IO year, will be relieved of his duties after January. Holly will observe Johnson during the January session of court to learn his new duties, Windham said. The creation of the full-time position was required to allow for the growth in the Aiken area, to allow for the ever-growing workload of the position and to help offset a nationwide trend in the legal profession, Holly said. The new position will give the city’s staff easier access to legal advice to prevent possible problems before thev happen, rather than adressing problems after they have occurred, Holly said. By being an in-house attorney, the city could practice preventative law, instead of reactionary law, he said. Holly, who has served as part-time city attorney since Oct. 1,1985, will leave private practice (Please See CITY, Page 10A) By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Heading off any suggestions that he rim for governor in next year’s elections, Sen. Thomas L. (Tommy) Moore, D-Clearwater, has issued a statement denying any chance of his candidacy. Sen. Moore, in a one-page statement released late Monday, said, “I do not intend to be a candidate for governor at this time. I look forward to continuing my «*tate Senate service.” The 39-year-old 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 four-year term next year and is regarded as a difficult man to defeat. Sen. Moore, who has built up seniority in the Senate and is regarded 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 interesting and gratifying. “I sincerely appreciate the confidence, encouragement and advice from friends, supporters and observers. I am very humbled that my name would be considered. “My service in the South Carolina State Senate is a unique privilege and honor. It is my desire to continue my service as a State Senator. I also consider as priority my wife and two teen-age sons. “Therefore, I do not intend to be a candidate for governor at this time. I look forward to continuing Rec Dept. Cites Moore's Record State Sen. Thomas L. (Tommy) Moore, D-Clearwater, has received the Outstanding State Senator Award from the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. I Hts anociation sold because of Sen. Moore's “leadership, interest and support” legislation was passed which strengthened recreation departments across the state. In addition, according to the group, the Recreation Land Trust Fund was approved and $1 million put in the state budget for the purchase of park property. The association is a network of more than 640 park and recreational professionals, equipment and supply providers and others interested in leisure services at die local and state level. my State Senate service and improving 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. Moore’s most recent assignment was chairman of a Solid Waste Task Force that is preparing to send a major package of environmental legislation to the General Assembly. He also is regarded as a key spokesman on state energy issues. Bridge...............................................8B Calendar............................................3B Classifieds.............. 7B Comics..............................................6B Crossword.......................................10B Cryptoquote.....................................11B Dear Abby..........................................6B Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................8A Opinions............................................6A Sports..............................................13A Television..........................................6B Weather.............................................8A 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 felonies in the Iran-Contra scandal, this time as a prospective government witness against his former boss, John Poindexter. North was called to testify at a pre-trial hearing in which a federal judge will determine whether the ex-White House aide was tainted by the 1987 immunized congressional testimony of Poindexter, the former national security adviser. Poindexter faces trial Jan. 22 on criminal 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 defendant’s testimony that was compelled under a limited grant of immunity from prosecution. That includes testimony given by other witnesses who may have been influenced by the immunized statements. Poindexter testified on national television 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 missiles to Iran. Poindexter also testified that he withheld information from Congress on National 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 U.S. intelligence agencies. (Please See NORTH, Page TOA) Donations To Christmas Funds Reflect Season Of Good With Christmas a little less than two weeks away, donations are coming in for fund drives sponsored by local groups. 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 tour, which enables the group to purchase clothing and toys for needy children, raised $4,000 last year. The shopping tour will be held Dec. 23. Children that participate in the Christmas 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: Marlon Clark..............................................$20.00 Ms Betty Horton.......................................$15.00 Col. and Mrs. Howard    McKendrick $100.00 Mr. and    Mrs. Bruce Eberhard.....................$25 00 Mr. and    Mrs. J.E. Finnegan.......................$10.00 Mr. and    Mrs. George Fahlund....................$17.00 Mr. and    Mrs. James W. Welch...................$25 00 Margie C. Icard.........................................$10.00 Mr and Mrs. J.C. Lambert.........................$10.00 (Please See DONATIONS, Page 10A) ;

  • Aiken Joe L. Pressley
  • Barry Schweid
  • Betty Horton
  • Bruce Eberhard
  • Carl Langley
  • Carroll A. Campbell
  • George Fahlund
  • Hans Modrow
  • Helmut Kohl
  • J.C. Lambert
  • James A. Baker Iii
  • James M. Holly
  • James W. Welch
  • John Poindexter
  • Marlon Clark
  • Martinez Alberta Smith
  • Mickey Johnson
  • Oliver North
  • Paul W. Mcgraw
  • Philip Lord
  • Roland H. Windham
  • Samuel Swint
  • Thomas L.

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 12, 1989

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