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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 14, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Page 2A Viets Protest Hong Kong Deportation Bowl Last Game For Schembechler Page 9BAjQuick Read25,000 Seek Jobs At Soviet McDonald's MOSCOW (AP) — McDonald’s placed an advertisement for 630 crew spots at the Soviet Union’s first golden arches — and was swamped with job applications from 25,000 Muscovites, a company official says. More than 1,000 applications flooded in the first day after the ad appeared in a Moscow newspaper and hundreds are still trickling in a month later, Hem Langan, director of McDonald’s Moscow operations, said Wednesday. Part-time Soviet workers at the new McDonald’s will earn about 1% rubles per hour, Langan said. That translates to about $2.50 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 shopping mall Santa sprang from his chair, performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on a choking boy and didn’t even loose his wig. Done Schuffman was paying to have her son Renny photographed with Santa Seth Appelgate when the 11-year-old boy started coughing and collapsed. “Santa Claus just leaped out of the chair,” said Ms. Schuffman, of Reseda “I didn’t know what was happening.” Applegate, 37, was working in the ( Panorama Mall on Tuesday when Keny 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 little guy.”WeatherRain, 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 Bledsoe, 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 Bridge...............................................6C Calendar............................................8B Classifieds.........................................4C Comics..............................................8B Crossword.........................................8C Cryptoquote.......................................5C Dear Abby..........................................8B Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................1C Sports................................................9B Television.................................. 8B Weather.............................................8A Christmas Countdown Page IB Moore Promotes Recycling Project COUHlrf.SUkm 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 January and scheduled to go into effect Feb. I. Council’s 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 guidelines on agencies and departments hiring outside attomies. The ordinance states that “no officer, board, commission, committee or agency in the county receiving any funds or appointed 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 attorney, the board, department, comission or agency involved must obtain council approval for the employment of outside legal help. County Administrator W. Scott Barnes, commenting on that ordinance, said there have been instances in other parts of the state where county government departments and agencies have used outside 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 Administrator Joan L. Wilson. Pointing out examples, Ms. Wilson said anyone wanting to look at a single law or (Please See NEW, Page 8A) Bush To Attend Drug War Meet Gold Frankincense "ar Myrrh Bulk metal: Wholesale: Wholesale: $413 per oz. $4.45 per lb. $4.00 per lb. Cb if i: Retail: Retail: $441.29 per oz. $13.00 per lb. $9.50 per lb. Notes: Bulk gold price is London afternoon fix, 12/13/89; coin price is tor 1-oz. Maple Leaf; Myrrh is for uncut resin. Sources: De ak New York Inc., Aphrodisia Products Inc. AP/H. Yarrington By CHRISTOPHER CONNELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a gesture of personal solidarity for Colombia’s battle against the drug cartels, will join the leaders of the Andean nations in Cartagena, Colombia, on Feb. 15 for a one-day 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 Colombian President Virgilio Barco declared war on the drug traffickers three months ago. The White House played down security concerns Wednesday as it formally announced Bush’s plan to go to Colombia. “We won’t take him where it isn’t safe,” said White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater.    V He insisted the securi* challenge in Colombia is less formidable than at the annual economic summits with the major industrialized countries, where seven heads of state require protection. “We’ve had heavy security lots of places,” Fitzwater said. The plan is for a one-day summit, meaning neither Bush nor his large entourage will require lodging in Colombia. Fitzwater said it was always intended to be a one-day affair. The drug terrorists are blamed for a bombing outside a police building in Bogota last week that killed 63. A judge, a prosecutor and a bank official were assassinated Tuesday night in Colombia. Assistant Secretary of State Bernard Aronson is currently leading a U.S. delegation to the Andean nations to lay the groundwork for the February meeting. The other participants, in addition to Bush and Barco, will be President Alan Garcia of Peru and President Jaime Paz Zamora of Bolivia. On Monday, Bush expressed determination to attend the South American summit, but said, “I will not do anything imprudent.” Praising Barco for battling the drug cartel, Bush said, “I don’t want to undermine the courageous stances he’s taking. ... And I don’t want to be the one that sends a signal that nobody should go to Colombia because they can’t 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 Washington 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. “I’ve done all I can do there at this point in time,” said Watkins at a news conference following the latest of his National Energy Strategy forums. He added: “Everytime I get asked that _ "I’ve 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 somebody’s feelings out there are hurt because I’ve made a statement.” WATKINS question then I get a volley of answers coming back from the various op-ed pages that Watkins is still beating on somebody and somebody’s feelings out there are hurt because I’ve 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 shipments of Rocky Flats waste to South Carolina. Also Wednesday, Watkins called a 1,601-cubic-yard cap on radioactive waste storage at Rocky Flats a “limit somewhat arbitrarily imposed” by Colorado Gov. Roy Romer — a statement immediately 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. GERANIOS Associated Press Writer RICHLAND, Wash. — Energy Secretary James Watkins’ release of long-classified plutonium production documents sends a message to the public that the Energy Department’s secretive years are over, a spokesman said. Watkins released figures at the Hanford nuclear reservation from 1944 to 1960 on radioactive gas release and plutonium production, long among the nation’s most closely guarded secrets. An independent panel of scientists overseeing a study of radiation releases at Hanford had requested the data, saying the figures were essential in estimating radiation doses the public may have received. Watkins announced the release of the figures in a letter to the group Friday. “It’s never been done before,” said Ken Morgan, a Hanford spokesman. “It’s pretty dramatic.” He said the documents would be released in small batches as they are requested by the panel of 18 independent scientists overseeing the Hanford Environmental 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 nave been hurt by radioactive releases in the 1940s and 1950s. The releases were revealed when a huge collection of documents was declassified 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 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. Tie 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 animal Christmas Shopping Tour. The tour, which enables the group to purchase clothing and toys for needy children, raised $4,000 last year. The shoeing 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 Mr. md Mr*. James A. Taylor...................$25.00 WUHam Napier............    $5.00 (Please See HOPES, Page 8A) v I ;

  • Aiken James R. Edwards
  • Alan Garcia
  • Bernard Aronson
  • Carroll Campbell
  • Hem Langan
  • Jaime Paz Zamora
  • James A. Taylor
  • James D. Watkins
  • James Watkins
  • Joan L. Wilson
  • John Till
  • Ken Morgan
  • Marlin Fitzwater
  • Mary B. Knight
  • Roy Romer
  • Samuel Swint
  • Santa Seth Appelgate
  • Virgilio Barco
  • Virginia Allen
  • W. Scott Barnes
  • Warrenville Walter Corbett

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 14, 1989