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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 14, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Bowl Last Game For Schembechler Page 9B A Quick Read 25000 Seek Job At Soviet McDonalds MOSCOW AP McDonalds placed an advertisement for 630 crew spots at the Soviet Unions first gold en arches and was swamped with job applications from 25000 Musco vites a company official says More than 1000 applications flooded in the first day after the ad appeared in a Moscow newspaper and hundreds are still trickling in a month later Rem Langan director of McDonalds Moscow operations said Wednesday Parttime Soviet workers at the new McDonalds will earn about 1 rubles per hour Langan said That translates to about according to the commercial rate or about 25 cents according to a new tourist rate Mall Santa Saves Young Choking Victim LOS ANGELES AP A shop ping mall Santa sprang from his chair performed mouthtomouth re suscitation on a choking boy and didnt even loose his wig Doric Schuffman was paying to have her son Renny photographed with Santa Seth Appelgate when the 11yearold boy started coughing and collapsed Santa Clans just leaped out of the chair said Ms Schuffman of Rese da I didnt know what was happening Applegate 37 was working in the Panorama Mall on Tuesday when Reny began coughing He passed out in front of me He turned completely red Applegate said Wednesday My first reaction was to just get some air into this lit tle guy Weather Rain Maybe Sleet Tonight will be increasingly cloudy with a chance of rain possibly sleet and a low the 20s Cloudy skies are forecast Friday a 50 percent chance of rain and a high in the upper 30s Please see Page 8A for details Deaths Virginia Allen Hephzibah Ga Bill Biedsoe New Ellenton Magdalene B Boyd Warrenville Walter Corbett Aiken James R Edwards North Augusta Mary B Knight Langley Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Bridge6C Calendar88 Classifieds4C Comics8B Crossword8C Cryptoquote5C DearAbby8B Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions1C Sports9B Television8B Weather8A Christmas Countdown CAUSE CHRISTMAS IS IN 11 DAYS Page 2A Yiets Protest Hong Kong Deportation Page 1B Moore Promotes Recycling Project rv pumic Thursday December 14 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 316 New Code To Require Vote By Full County Council By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Aiken County Council members will have to vote on all matters in a new code of ordinances due for approval in Janu ary and scheduled to go into effect Feb 1 Councils Administrative Committee Tuesday night gave its blessing to the hefty document assembled for the county by the Municipal Code Corporation Voting records of council members are one of the key provisions of the code and the code orders that council members shall vote in all cases except when a personal conflict of interest may exist The vote may be yea nay or abstain but it will have to be put on the public record a practice that some council members say currently is not being followed Another key provision sets strict guide lines on agencies and departments hiring outside attornies The ordinance states that no officer board commission committee or agency in the county receiving any funds or ap pointed in whole or in part by the council may employ an attorney other than the county attorney The law also reads that before county funds are disbursed for an outside attor ney the board department comission or agency involved must obtain council ap proval for the employment of outside le gal help County Administrator W Scott Barnes commenting on that ordinance said there have been instances in other parts of the state where county government de partments and agencies have used out side attorneys in cases brought against their governments Since home rule was enacted more than a decade ago the county has not assembled a concise package of its laws The new code is designed to provide that while bringing order to the research process This will allow citizens to find laws very easily said Assistant County Ad ministrator Joan L Wilson Pointing out examples Ms Wilson said anyone wanting to look at a single law or Please See NEW Page 8A Frankincense Bush To Attend Drug War Meet Bulk metal per oz per oz Wholesale per Ib Retail per Ib Wholesale per Ib Retail per Ib Notes Bulk gold price Is London afternoon fix coin price is for 1 oz Maple Leaf Myrrh is for uncut resin Sources Deak New York Inc Aphrodisia Products Inc Yarrington By CHRISTOPHER CONNELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON President Bush in a gesture of personal solidarity for Colom bias battle against the drug cartels will join the leaders of the Andean nations in Cartagena Colombia on Feb 15 for a oneday summit on the drug war Cartagena a port city 680 miles north of Bogota is located in a Medellin cartel stronghold in a country ravaged by bombings and assassinations since Co lombian President Virgilio Barco de clared war on the drug traffickers three months ago The White House played down security concerns Wednesday as it formally an nounced Bushs plan to go to Colombia We wont take him where it isnt safe said White House spokesman Mar lin Fitzwater He insisted the challenge in Colombia is less formidable than at the annual economic summits with the major industrialized countries where seven heads of state require protection Weve had heavy security lots of places Fitzwater said The plan is for a oneday summit meaning neither Bush nor his large en tourage will require lodging in Colombia Fitzwater said it was always intended to be a oneday affair The drug terrorists are blamed for a bombing outside a police building in Bo gota last week that killed 63 A judge a prosecutor and a bank official were as sassinated Tuesday night in Colombia Assistant Secretary of State Bernard Aronson is currently leading a US dele gation to the Andean nations to lay the groundwork for the February meeting The other participants in addition to Bush and Barco wOl be President Alan Garcia of Peru and President Jaime Paz Zamora of Bolivia On Monday Bush expressed determi nation to attend the South American sum mit but said I will not do anything imprudent Praising Barco for battling the drug cartel Bush said I dont want to under mine the courageous stances hes taking And I dont want to be the one that sends a signal that nobody should go to Colombia because they cant be protected One top administration official said the drug summit probably will be held at a Colombian naval base The official said that for better security the entire Wash ington entourage including staff and re Please See BUSH Page 8A Testy Watkins Delays Stand On Nuclear Wastes By ERIC ANDERSON States News Service WASHINGTON Energy Department Secretary James D Watkins responding testily to a question on whether he would continue to ask the governors of six states including South Carolina to store waste from Rocky Flats said Wednesday he will lay off the issue for the moment Ive done all I can do there at this point in time said Watkins at a news conference following the latest of his Na tional Energy Strategy forums He added Everytime I get asked that Ive done all I can do there at this point in time Everytime I get asked that question then I get a volley of answers coming back that Watkins is still beating on somebody and somebodys feelings out there are hurt because Ive made a statement WATKINS question then I get a volley of answers coming back from the various oped pages that Watkins is still beating on somebody and somebodys feelings out there are hurt because Ive made a statement Watkins received an overwhelmingly negative response in October when he asked seven governors including South Carolina Gov Carroll Campbell to allow Rocky Flats waste to be stored in their states Campbell has been resisting ship ments of Rocky Flats waste to South Carolina Also Wednesday Watkins called a 1601cubicyard cap on radioactive waste storage at Rocky Flats a limit some what arbitrarily imposed by Colorado Gov Roy Romer a statement immedi ately denied by Romer Watkins also said Rocky Flats will play an increasingly important role for the Please See TESTY Page 8A DOE Opens Secret Records On Production At Hanford By NICHOLAS K GERANSOS Associated Press Writer RICHLAND Wash Energy Secre tary James Watkins release of longclas sified plutonium production documents sends a message to the public that the Energy Departments secretive years are over a spokesman said Watkins released figures at the Han ford nuclear reservation from 1944 to 1960 on radioactive gas release and plutonium production long among the nations most closely guarded secrets An independent panel of scientists overseeing a study of radiation releases at Hanford had requested the data say ing the figures were essential in estimat ing radiation doses the public may have received Watkins announced the release of the figures in a letter to the group Friday Its never been done before said Ken Morgan a Hanford spokesman Its pretty dramatic He said the documents would be re leased in small batches as they are re quested by the panel of 18 independent scientists overseeing the Hanford Envi ronmental Dose Reconstruction Project Copies will be made available for public examination John Till the chairman of the scientists overseeing the study said the release of the information was fundamental to the credibility of the study The project and a separate study by the federal Centers for Disease Control are the first steps in determining whether the health of people living near the Hanford site may have been hurt by radioactive releases in the 1940s and 1950s The releases were revealed when a huge collection of documents was declas sified in 1986 and since then some area residents have contended their health Please See DOE Page 8A Hopes For A Merry Christmas Brighten As Donations Mount Donations continue to mount for a number of local Christmas fund drives The Salvation Armys annual kettle drive is under way with the familiar beltringers stationed at locations throughout the Aiken area Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army PO Box 439 Aiken 2WW The seventeenth annual Valley Empty Stocking Fond campaign to also gearing Op for the holidays The fund Is sponsored by several area civic clubs including the LangleyBath Clearwater American Legion Post 153 Samuel Swint Post 77 of the American Legion and the LBC Lions Club as weU as individuals Last year the fund helped 243 families a total of 783 people Contributions to the fond may be mailed to PO Box 517 Langley 29834 PO Box 354 Clearwater 29822 or PO Box 391 Graniteviile 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 shortrfng tour will be held Dec 23 Children that participate in the Christ mas Shopping Tour are selected for the Jaycees by the Alkea County Depart ment of Social Services Donations to the Christmas Shopping Tour may be sent to PO Box 707 AJken 29862 Contributions received to date include SALVATION ARMY Mr A TiylorS2SOO William Please See HOPES Page 8A   

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