Aiken Standard, December 18, 1989

Aiken Standard

December 18, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 18, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Page 2A Cleveland Browns Celebrate PagelOA A Quick Read Oral Contraceptives Being Recalled MORRIS PLAINS NJ AP WarnerLambert Co is recalling about 17 million packages of oral contraceptives because iron tablets were misplaced in some boxes and that could lead to unwanted pregnancies The pills were misplaced in fewer than 100 dispensers but the 17 mil lion packages of Loestrin and Norles trin contraceptive tablets were re called as a precaution the company said Sunday The pills are made by its by Parke Davis Division The brown iron tablets were placed in the first row rather than the fourth row of the 28pill dispens ers WarnerLambert said If a wom an took the seven iron tablets before taking the 21 white yellow pink or green tablets pregnancy could oc cur the company said The iron tablets are placed in the packages to help women get used to taking the pills said spokesman Bar ry Cohen Anybody whos been on the prod uct would know something is wrong Cohen said Weather Winter Weather A winter weather advisory is in ef fect tonight It will be cloudy with a near 100 percent chance of rain or precipitation The low will be in the 30s Tomorrow there will be a 50 per cent chance of rain Mostly sunny skies are forecast for tomorrow af ternoon The high will be in the 40s Please see Page 12A for details Deaths Dealen S Caughman Sumter William Coleman Aiken Theodore C Fox Aiken Olen J Gunter Ward Pauline M McKuhen Aiken Connie L McZilkey Hephzibah Ga Allean B Moore Hampton Va John S Shoop Ruston La Bess M Smith Rochester Mich Howard Stevens Johnston Raymond Stone Aiken Leroy Turner New Ellenton Please see Page 38 for details Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar6C Classifieds5B Comics4B Crossword8B Cryptoquote6B DearAbby4B Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports9A Television4B Weather6A Christmas Countdown Romania Tries To Quash Uprisings Itsf For County Monday December 18 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 320 Icy Roads Cause 1 Death Accidents From Staff Reports Roads covered with a slick coating of rain and sleet made driving more dan gerous than usual Sunday night contrib uting to one death and more than 20 auto mobile accidents The slick roads resulted in tragedy ear ly this morning as an unidentified man smashed his vehicle into the back of a North Augusta city dump truck that was spreading sand on the Gordon Highway Bridge near Augusta He was pronounced dead at the Medi cal College of Georgia around 2 am to day according to Sergeant Charles Wil liams of North Augusta Public Safety Identification is being held pending no State WeatherPage 12A tification of the victims family Meanwhile maintainance crews in the city of Aiken spread sand on bridges this morning to reduce slippery conditions A spokeswoman for the Aiken Depart ment of Public Safety said roads are now safe but caution should be used when driving Travellers should use special care in crossing bridges which may re tain a remnant of ice No accidents were reported in the city Sunday night she said Aiken Electric Cooperative and South Carolina Electric and Gas also had a calm night Both reported that ice on power lines was not heavy enough to cause outages But the Highway Patrol was not so lucky Officers covered more than 20 wrecks on county roads beginning at mid night a spokeswoman said No further information was available this morning because all officers were out handling accidents she said Conditions may not improve today if weather forecasts of rain sleet or snow come true Because roads are likely to remain slippery for a while longer Public Safety officials are urging motorists to use cau tion today and tonight SOUTH CAROLINA Weather Tuesday December 19 forecast lor daytime condition end tnghi MC GA Tttor H v Rurrifl Saw Suay Pi f Via Associated Press GrsphicsNet 1469 Inc A Chill In The Air Tensions High After Killing Staff Photo By Scott Webster CHILLY BUT HAPPY Laura Bruns 4 and Megan Bruns 3 watch the Aiken Christmas Parade go by on Park Avenue Sunday Please see parade coverage on page 1B By The Associated Press PANAMA CITY Panama overnment troops manning ma chine guns blocked streets around anamas military headquarters r the killing of an American itary officer seriously jeopar ed already tense USPanama relations Their guns were aimed across Panama Canal at American itary bases as Panamanians aited tensely for the United itates to retaliate US soldiers were put on maxi Lum alert after the officer was fatally shot and a Navy couple ar rested and beaten Saturday night not far from the military head quarters of Panamanian leader Gen Manuel Antonio Noriega At US bases perimeter fences were patrolled by troops in battle gear In Washington the White House deplored the violence terming it a consequence of Panamas be ling run by Noriega The United States said Panama nian troops were solely responsi ble for the violence The Panama nian Defense Forces accused US officers of a provocation and did See TENSIONS Page 12A Books To Go To Victims Of Hurricane By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer COLUMBIA With Christmas only a week away over 115000 children from ages 3 to 7 in South Carolina are facing the holiday season frightened by Hurri cane Hugo The storm that ravaged the state on Sept 21 not only leveled homes and de stroyed trees but it also wreaked havoc with the emotions of children The Breakfast Optimist Club in Colum bia started a project on Nov 20 that it hopes will help to make the holidays a little brighter for the some of the Chil dren of Hugo said Lola C Cornish chairperson of the Help the Children of Hugo fundraiser Using contributions from individuals Series South Carolina Recovers Random Drug Tests Begin Among Transit Workers and businesses the club hopes to pur chase 100000 Kelly Bear Feelings books to distribute to children during the fund raiser The books which help children and parents interact in discussing feelings are designed to aid children in overcom ing their fears Ms Cornish said These children have not had any emo tional needs met she said By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Four million trans portation workers face the prospect of be ing required to give urine samples on short notice as random drug testing be gins today In some cases computers are selecting pilots flight attendants and other em ployees to be tested Rules in the airline industry take effect first with maritime railroad trucking transit and pipeline companies to follow over the next several weeks Some airlines indicate they will delay random testing until early next year but others say employees could be subject to unannounced tests beginning today for marijuana cocaine opiates amphet amines and phencyclidine also known as PCP Transportation Secretary Samuel Skin ner who is considering the addition of We expect full compli ance even though we still very much disagree with the concept of random testing John Mazor testing for has said he expects the drug tests to uncover alarming drug use by people responsible for travel ers safety But employee groups noting that 25000 random tests on Transportation Depart ment employees resulted in a minuscule number of positive results about 05 percent say the random testing is a See RANDOM Page 12A Unofficial Results Show Rightist Leading Brazil Race By The Associated Press BRASILIA Brazil Conservative Fer nando Collor de Mello held a slim lead over his socialist adversary in Brazils first popular presidential election since 1960 according to partial returns today Sundays runoff was seen as a referen dum on two decades of rapid but unequal growth that has brought 1500 percent an nual inflation sinking real wages and corruption and the Third Worlds biggest foreign debt billion Voters could choose between two kinds of reform to attack the problems Collor de Mellos freemarket policies or the platform of Luis Inacio Lula da Silva that includes redistribution of land and wealth reform in education and health care and a moratorium on Brazils for eign debt Globo TV the nations largest network said that with 783 percent of the vote counted Collor de Mello led with 294 mil lion votes to 269 million for da Silva Collor de Mello also led in the official count by the Supreme Electoral Court With 22 percent of the returns in Collor de Mello led with 77 million votes or 425 percent of the total Da Silva had 74 mil lion votes or 41 percent The rest were blank or nullified votes Officials said the final tally would not be ready until Wednesday Brazilians went to the polls on a jubi lant peaceful election day in a historic vote hailed as a huge step toward the return of civilian rule after a rightist mil Sec UNOFFICIAL Page 12A People Still Opening Their Hearts For Needy As Holiday Approaches With Christmas only a week away lo cal fund drives to help the needy this holiday season continue The Salvation Armys annual kettle drive is under way with bell ringers sta tioned at shopping centers and stores across the area Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army PO Box 439 Aikeu 29802 The 17th annual Valley Empty Stock ing Fund campaign is collecting money to make the holiday season a little brighter for the needy 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 children raised last year Coldwell Banker Houndslakc Realty continues to work with the United States Marine Corps Reserve to sponsor the an nual Toys For Tots campaign ;