Aiken Standard, December 16, 1989

Aiken Standard

December 16, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina r Sports Midland Valley Wins In SERTOMA Page 1B A Quick Read Major Quake Recorded Off Philippine Coast WASHINGTON AP A major earthquake occurred early Saturday off the east coast of Mindanao Island in the Philippines the US Geologi cal Survey said Friday Earthquake monitors of the survey in Golden Colo recorded the tremor at a magnitude of 73 on the Richter scale according to a preliminary estimate The survey said it did not receive any immediate reports of any casu alties or damage The earthquake was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 40 miles off the northeast coast of Mindanao about 160 miles northeast of the city of Davao about 560 miles southeast of the Philippine capital of Manila Aggressive Ducks Harass Bite Retirees PORT RICKEY Fla AP A flock of hefty Muscovy ducks has ter rorized residents of this quiet retire ment community nipping at their heals chasing them to their doors and chewing on one womans dress They are mean Natalie Scaccia said Friday They keep after you They get ugly and want to bite peo ple Her husband fell over a wire fence and cut his finger trying to get away from one In the past month the ducks which number about 100 have bitten or ha rassed six residents said Ida Trzas kowski 82 president of the Palm Terrace Civic Association The Pasco County sheriffs office said one person got a tetanus shot after she was bitten on the finger by one of the ducks Theyre attacking our people Trzaskowski said Theyre scared to death they never expected an ani mal like that to come after them Weather Sunny And Windy Today will be partly sunny and windy with the highs in the upper 30s It will be fair and cold tonight with a 30 percent chance of rain The lows are expected in the 20s Please see Page 12A for details Deaths Nellie Cotney Windsor Lillian Logan Homewood Ala Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Calendar12B Classifieds5B Comics11A Crossword7B Cryptoquote6B Dear Abby11A Local Front9A Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports1B Stocks8A Television11A Weather12A Christmas Countdown Bush Mitterand 2A SATURDAY Judge Declares 9A December 16 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 3 NAACP President Buffalo Room Suit To Be Pursued By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A discrimination suit brought by six private citizens against North Augustas Buffalo Room Restaurant owners is still proceeding one of the plaintiffs said Friday James Gallman president of the Aiken County NAACP chapter said From all the information I have been told we do not plan to drop our suit Gallmans remarks followed a Thurs day announcement by the US Justice Department that it was dropping its bias charge against Bruce and Rose Salter owners and operators of the restaurant The Justice Department said the dis missal of the suit came with a signed agreement by the Salters that in any fu ture business dealings they would not dis criminate against minorities The Buffalo Room gained national scrutiny several months ago when it be came known that blacks were not wel come at the restaurant and that Bruce Salter had driven several people away when they sought service The restaurant is located on Georgia Avenue and served short order meals and beer to a mainly neighborhood clientele before it closed in the growing controver sy over treatment of blacks Gallman and five others who sought service at the Buffalo Room in Septem ber were ordered off the premises by The case is still in the hands of the NAACP legal division I have not heard anything about dropping the suit and it is still proceeding James Gallman Salter They later filed suit seeking each Before the suit was filed the Salters were summoned to a hearing before the states Alcoholic Bevereage Control Com mission Two weeks later they were or dered to surrender their state alcohol li cense after the threeman commission ruled they had violated antibias prohibitions Gallman said others involved in the suit include Aiken County Councilman Willar Hightower Rev David Walker Rev James Jones State NAACP Execu tive Secretary Nelson Rivers and Charles White of the NAACP Youth and College Division Friday Gallman said So far as I know the case is still in the hands of the NAACP legal division I have not heard anything about dropping the suit and it is still proceeding Boeing 747 Forward Cargo Hold Diagram of baggage and cargo locatldns Bulk cargo Aft cargo compartment container compartment Snow Intense Cold Cripple States From Rockies To Coast FLIGHT 103 A year after 270 persons died in the crash of Pan Aims Flight 103 in Scotland investigors are still assembling clues and the first public inquiry has been called For the story please see Page 2A By ROGER PETTERSON Associated Press Writer Up to 30 inches of new snow and intense cold iced roads and closed hundreds of schools Friday from the Rockies to the Appalachians and even forced postpone ment of a ceremony to dedicate an air ports new snow removal equipment Temperatures hit record lows in Kan sas Iowa and Illinois and the wind chill effect at Moline m was 49 degrees be low zero Were draining all the cold weather out Alaska the Northwest Territories and northern Canada safd National Weather Service forecaster James Ver moch in Chicago Were bringing it right down the pipe Up to 30 inches of snow fell in north eastern Wisconsins Door County in two days with 25 inches in the same period around Sheridan Wyo Generally 3 to 6 inches fell during the night and through Friday from Kansas to West Virginia with storm watches post ed into Saturday in the Northeast In ad dition to the heavy snow at Sheridan Wyo lesser amounts fell elsewhere in that state and up to 18 inches fell in the Aiken Maybe But No Snow The National Weather Serrice at Aa insta8 Bash FteM says forget fcera Its tmllkely there wffl be snow locally wtthin the 24 Colorado Rockies Schools were closed Friday in parts of Wyoming Kansas Missouri Illinois Please See SNOW Page 12A Low Marks Accompany Praise For Westinghouse By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Amid the cheers jeers and million bonus Westinghouse Savannah River Co received this week from the US Depart ment of Energy for its first six months as Savannah River Site operating contrac tor lies a message It might be stated this way An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure In giving Westinghouse an overall good rating and 525 percent of the po tential million it could have earned above operating expenses for the period DOE noted Westinghouse has been very responsive in correcting identified prob lems at SRS On the other hand the department prodded Westinghouse to identify and pursue areas that need improvements and in particular to develop and ensure timely implementation of uniform proce dures to correct shortcomings The key statement was this There is a need to adopt a more can do attitude instead of trying to defend the status quo This theme echoes throughout the DOE analysis of Westinghouses performance at SRS from April 1 through Sept 30 Critic Doubts Objectivity Of SRS Rating By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer external scrutiny the US of Energy dees oot inspire as rater of Westinghonse Sa i River Cos performance as op ctor at the Savannah Riv 5 critic said Friday IE giving Westing aad claimed virtually every avenue of oat side scrutiny of DOE has been dosed Hew can we be awared DOE is rat ing Westiaghoose properly if there is no outride scrntuiy Lowe asked He wtt he was not unrprfeed Wes ttnghottae earned teas tbfH excellent program ceontt B He said The regulatory regime is not in place to restart and operate SRSs three idled reactors hi such commend able fashion Lowe focused on the two areas cost effectiveness and internal oversight and control in which Westiaghoue rated worst earning only marginal marks from DOE He said the raternal oversight and con trol portion of Westrnghoosec program assurance task compares to qaaBty as surance in commercial reactors wed to In a letter to WSRC President James S Moore revealing the companys ratings and award fee DOEs manager at SRS PW Kaspar wrote Based on its in creased understanding of the Site WSRC should now proceed beyond being respon sive to DOE and become proactive in identifying a broader range of issues and recommending solutions A categorybycategory examination of Westinghouses ratings highlights that refrain Safety and quality of reactor opera tions good rating DOE commends Westinghouse for its efforts to restart SRSs three idled nuclear reactors which shut down last year for equipment and management improvements Westinghouse has brought significant focus to the timely restart of reactors while assuring a comprehensive safety posture according to the DOE analysis Please See LOW MARKS Page 12A Donations Bring Cheer To Many Families Christmas will be a little brighter for many families this year because of the efforts of a number of fundraising groups and the generosity of donors The Salvation Armys 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 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 Post 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 chil dren 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 Department 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 Ms Lorna 00 Mrs G W Dougherly Mr and Mrs Eugene Kiger Mr and MfS Fred Langdon Georganno CoXerS50OO Mr and Mrs George Sabine EJ Please See DONATIONS Page 6A ;