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Publication: Aiken Standard December 18, 1989

5th Army Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 18, 1989, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Sports Cleveland Browns Celebrate Page TOA A Quick Read Oral Contraceptives Being Recalled MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) -Warner-Lambert Co. is recalling about 1.7 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 IOO dispensers, but the 1.7 million packages of Loestrin and Norles-trin contraceptive tablets were recalled 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 28-pill dispensers, Warner-Lambert said. If a woman took the seven iron tablets before taking the 21 white, yellow, pink or green tablets, pregnancy could occur, the company said. The iron tablets are placed in the packages to help women get used to taking the pills, said spokesman Barry Cohen. “Anybody who’s been on the product would know something is wrong,” Cohen said. Weather Winter Weather A winter weather advisory is in effect tonight. It will be cloudy with a near IOO percent chance of rain or precipitation. The low will be in the 30s. Tomorrow, there will be a 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny skies are forecast for tomorrow afternoon. 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 3B for details. Inside Today Bridge........................... ....................7B Calendar........................ ....................6C Classifieds..................... ....................5B Comics.......................... ....................4B Crossword..................... ................8B Cryptoquote................... ....................6B Dear Abby...................... ....................4B Local Front.................... ....................1B Obituaries...................... ...................6A Opinions........................ ....................4A Sports............................ ....................9A Television...................... ....................4B Weather......................... ....................6A Christmas Countdown Page 2A Page I ? Monday, December 18, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 320 Icy Roads Cause I Death, Accidents From Staff Reports Roads covered with a slick coating of rain and sleet made driving more dangerous than usual Sunday night, contributing to one death and more than 20 automobile accidents. The slick roads resulted in tragedy early 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 Medical College of Georgia around 2 a.m. today, according to Sergeant Charles Williams of North Augusta Public Safety. Identification is being held pending no- State Weather..........................Page    12A tification of the victim’s family. Meanwhile, maintainance crews in the city of Aiken spread sand on bridges this morning to reduce slippery conditions. A spokeswoman for the Aiken Department 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 retain 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 midnight, 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 caution today and tonight. SOUTH CAROLINA Weather Tuesday, December 19 Accu Weather* fare cast for daytime condition! and high temperature! Greenville! 39° fej Spartorburg N.C. I Columbia 42 I# 1-*i Ii u'.I J Myrtle Beach "V'    J , I Charleston 47° pr I Charleston 47° ..ii yi    ti    ii    i Vi* Atsocml»d Pntt G/aphKsNtt •1 MS Accu WMtar. Inc A Chill In The Air 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. Tensions High After Killing By The Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Panama -Government troops manning machine guns blocked streets around Panama’s military headquarters after the killing of an American military officer seriously jeopardized already tense U.S.-Panama-nian relations. Their guns were aimed across the Panama Canal at American military bases as Panamanians waited tensely for the United States to retaliate. U.S. soldiers were put on maximum alert citer the officer was fatally shot and a Navy couple arrested and beaten Saturday night not far from the military headquarters of Panamanian leader Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. At U.S. bases, perimeter fences were patrolled by troops in battle gear. In Washington, the White House deplored the violence, terming it a consequence” of Panama’s being run by Noriega. Caribbean Sea U.S. Soldier Killed Pacific \ Ocean    \ <4 AP The United States said Panamanian troops were solely responsible for the violence. The Panamanian Defense Forces accused U.S. 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 115,000 children from ages 3 to 7 in South Carolina are facing the holiday season frightened by Hurricane Hugo. The storm that ravaged the state on Sept. 21 not only leveled homes and destroyed trees, but it also wreaked havoc with the emotions of children. The Breakfast Optimist Club in Columbia started a project on Nov. 20 that it hopes will help to make the holidays a little brighter for the some of the “Children of Hugo,” said Lola C. Cornish, chairperson of the Help the Children of Hugo fund-raiser. Using contributions from individuals Random Drug Tests Begin Among Transit Workers and businesses, the club hopes to purchase 100,000 Kelly Bear Feelings books to distribute to children during the fundraiser. The books, which help children and parents interact in discussing feelings, are designed to aid children in overcoming their fears, Ms. Cornish said. “These children have not had any emotional needs met,” she said By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Four million transportation workers face the prospect of being required to give urine samples on short notice as random drug testing begins today. In some cases, computers are selecting pilots, flight attendants and other employees 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, amphetamines and phencyclidine, also known as PCP. Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner, who is considering the addition of ‘We expect full compliance, 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 travelers’ safety. But employee groups, noting that 25,000 random tests on Transportation Department employees resulted in a minuscule number of positive results — about 0.5 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 Fernando Collor de Mello held a slim lead over his socialist adversary in Brazil’s first popular presidential election since 1960, according to partial returns today. Sunday’s runoff was seen as a referendum on two decades of rapid but unequal growth that has brought 1,500 percent annual inflation, sinking real wages and corruption, and the Third World’s biggest foreign debt, $110 billion. Voters could choose between two kinds of reform to attack the problems — Collor de Mello’s free-market 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 Brazil’s for eign debt. Globo TV, the nation’s largest network, said that with 78.3 percent of the vote counted, Collor de Mello led with 29.4 million votes to 26.9 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 7.7 million votes, or 42.5 percent of the total. Da Silva had 7.4 million 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 jubilant, peaceful election day in a historic vote hailed as a huge step toward the return of civilian rule after a rightist mil- (See UNOFFICIAL, Page 12A) People Still Opening Their Hearts For Needy As Holiday Approaches With Christmas only a week away, local fund drives to help the needy this holiday season continue. The Salvation Army’s annual kettle drive is under way, with bell ringers stationed at shopping centers and stores across the area. Contributions may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 439, Aiken, 29802. The 17th annual Valley Empty Stocking Fund campaign is collecting money to make the holiday season a little brighter for the needy. The fund is sponsored by several area civic dubs, including the Langley-Bath-Clearwater American Legion Post 153, Samuel Swlnt 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. Contribntions 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 tike group to purchase clothing and toys for needy children, raised $4,000 last year. Coldwell Banker Houndslake Realty continues to work with the United States Marine Corps Reserve to sponsor the annual Toys For Tots campaign. ;

  • Aiken Connie L. Mczilkey
  • Aiken Leroy Turner
  • Aiken Olen J. Gunter
  • Aiken Theodore C. Fox
  • Allean B. Moore
  • Barry Cohen
  • Bess M. Smith
  • Dealen S. Caughman
  • Fernando Collor De Mello
  • Howard Stevens
  • John Mazor
  • John S. Shoop
  • Laura Bruns
  • Lola C. Cornish
  • Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva
  • Manuel Antonio Noriega
  • Megan Bruns
  • Samuel Skinner
  • Samuel Swlnt
  • Scott Webster
  • Sumter William Coleman
  • Ward Pauline M. Mckuhen

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 18, 1989

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