Aiken Standard, December 23, 1989

Aiken Standard

December 23, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Firm Fined For Approaching Ware Page 1B A Quick Read Fresh Army Troops Enroute To Panama WASHINGTON AP The Penta gon ordered 2000 additional Army soldiers airlifted to stillchaotic Pan ama late Friday a source said as President Bush shrugged off a Latin American appeal to end the US in tervention and declared the troops would stay to do what is necessary Earlier StoryPage 2A The decision has been made to bolster roughly 24000 US troops al ready on the ground trying to quell the resistance being offered by forces loyal to deposed dictator Ma nuel Antonio Noriega said the Pen tagon source The movement will be taking place in the near future he added Argument Over Food Leads To Stabbing NEW YORK AP One homeless man stabbed another to death in a subway station Friday apparently to protect a turkey leg transit police said Transit Authority police spokes man Al OLeary said the incident oc curred as Vincent G Williams 59 was eating a turkey leg with a knife in the waiting area of a station The victim another homeless man whose identity was riot immediately estab lished was also in the waiting area Although no words were ex changed Mr Williams perceived somehow that the victim wanted his turkey leg took the 10inch knife and stabbed the other man once in the heart OLeary said Weather Cloudy And Cold Today will be cloudy and very cold with a 30 percent chance of snow forecast The high will be in the mid 20s Tomorrow will be mostly sunny but continued cold The low will be in the upper 20s with a high in the teens Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Northern Dunbar Perry Toll Hay Salley Charles Richardson Jr Wagener Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Calendar10B Classifieds5B Comics12A Crossword7B Cryptoquote6B DearAbby12A Local Front11A Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports1B Stocks4B Television12A Weather6A Christmas Countdown SATURDAY StelloS till UnderFi 11A December 23 1989 Amen South Carolina Vol 122 Mo 325 White Christmas Weathermen Say Its Doubtful From Staff Reports A snow advisory is in effect for today and tonight with a wind chill advisory through Sunday Accumulations of 12 inches of snow are possible Even if it doesnt snow it will be bitterly cold with a low of 8 degrees Fair skies and extremely cold weather are forecast tonight Christmas day will be mostly sunny with the beginning of a warming trend A high in the mid30s and a low in the single digits are forecast however Local television weathermen vary on their opinions of how cold it will get this weekend WJBFChannel 6 weatherman and WISChannel 10 meteoroligist Jim Gandy say there is a slim chance of a white Christmas but WRDWCnannel 12 weath erman Bob Smith says there is no chance for snow on Monday All three agree that the high for Satur day will be around 20 degrees with a low around 10 degrees However for Sundays outlook the forecasts vary Smith and Gandy predict highs in the low 30s with a low tempera ture in single digits Eskola differs with his offering of a high of 23 and a low of 15 For Monday the high should be in the upper 30s or low 40s according to Smith and Gandy The low those two agree will See WHITE Page HA Weather Forecasts Forecaster Saturday Sunday Monday Chance For Snow Monday George Eskola Smith Jim Gandy Slim HUGO VICTIM Three months after Hurricane Hugo some areas of Charlestons barrier islands stili look like Staff Photo By Scott Webster this Officials say some houses will be rebuilt while others likely will have to be torn down Painful Scars Remain On Charlestons Barrier Islands By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer SULLIVANS ISLAND Three months after Hurricane Hugo spewed its fury over the South Carolina coast residents of barrier islands in the Charleston area are still trying to put pieces of their lives back together Many tangled dwellings in Sullivans Island and the Isle of Palms are closed off by police lines which home owners are crossing to enter what is left of their homes It looks pretty bad but we are going to keep it said one area resident who asked now to be identified as she left her home The house was still blocked by a police line Resort homes that used to welcome their owners to pleasant holidays now wait in ruins to be destroyed or rebuilt Homes are broken apart twisted and moved off their foundations One house was moved about two blocks from its foundation during the fury of the storm Work crews are constantly busy trying to clear away debris from roadways and to repair homes that were once inhabited Please See PAINFUL Page 14A Islands Future Uncertain Many Residents Yet To Return To Homes By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer SULLIVANS ISLAND Less than 50 percent of the residents who live on Sulli vans Island a residential community near Charleston have moved back into their homes three months after Hurri cane Hugo Town Administrator David P Reese Jr said recently that residents have tak en valuables out of their homes but many have not returned to stay Despite the lack of residents Reese said We have not had a whole lot of looting Access has been somewhat limited To get onto the island you have to cross the Ben Sawyer bridge which was twisted out of position by the Sept 21 storm The bridge which used to turn to allow sailboats to float by is now welded in place Highway patrolmen sit on either side of the structure and only one lane of traffic flows across the bridge at a time Even with the bridge repaired return ing to the area to stay however may not be possible for some area residents As many as twenty percent of the homes on the island might have to be Please See ISLAND Page 14A Goodbye To The 80s You Defied Glib Labels By ROBERT DVORCHAK AP National Writer NEW YORK Farewell to the 1980s and to so much of the old order Farewell Cold War So long Iron Cur tain Goodbye Berlin Wall a wornout symbol disintegrating like wornout mortar Adieu freewheeling sex made high risk by the dread of AIDS Farewell games of innocence your boys hooked on steroids laying bets So long visions of American invincibil ity held hostage by terrorists Godspeed Voyager 2 mission accom plished rocketing to where no spacecraft has gone before Goodbye American Century eclipsed by a rising Japanese sun Even if history worked on the decimal A DECADE IN REVIEW system a decade like the 1980s defied glib labels But it was a dizzying dynam ic time of new highs and lows worsts and firsts advances and reversals break downs and breakthroughs Ronald Reagan reigned Mikhail S Gorbachev restructured Ivan Boesky prescribed Greed is healthy the doctor of arbi trage proclaimed Moneymad Wall Streeters traded inside information ille gally Ben Johnson was the fastest Olym pian on steroids turning his world record medal to fools gold Nothing succeeded like excess in the race to have it all US baby boomers turned fortysometh ing but remained in love with themselves and gizmos of instant gratification such as VCRs PCs CDs BMWs MTV micro waves fax mail cellular phones lite beer and Lean Cuisine And the Earth spun on despite an ozone hole the greenhouse effect natural di sasters and manmade scourges of Bho pal Chernobyl the Exxon Valdez way ward garbage scows and Year End ReviewsPages 7A10A syringespattered shorelines Four decades of EastWest tension went out of fashion and the man who set the fashion four decades ago said it was so Diplomathistorian George Kennan theorist of l40r srtiSoviet contain ment sat before Congress and pro nounced The Cold War has been left in the past A new epoch was proclaimed by Gorba chev a new world of freedom by Presi dent Bush Gorbachev took power in 1985 the fourth Soviet leader in 28 months and inherited a torpid bureaucracy and fail ing economy Departing from the three Please See GOODBYE Page 7A Christmas Comes Early From Salvation Army Volunteers By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Christmas came a few days early for hundreds of families in Aiken Barnwell and Allendale counties as the Salvation Army distributed food and toys to the needy On Thursday the designated date for those who had applied for Christmas aid 546 families a total of approximately 2500 people received bags of food and around 500 children got two or three toys apiece said Capt Jerry Lyles com manding officer of the threecounty Sal vation Army district The distribution lasted from am to pm Lyles said He noted There was a good turnout of volunteers to as sist in the giveaway including about 45 teenagers from the Silver Bluff High School Junior ROTC and the Aiken High School student government In addition there were 15 adult volunteers who helped organize the distribution and keep it straight he said With the number of people who came to get the food and toys we needed every one of them Lyles said of the volunteers On Friday morning nearly 100 more people showed up at Salvation Army headquarters for help Lyles said These were people who either had not known about the Christmas aid program earlier or had not needed the assistance until now because of recent circumstances such as illness or unemployment Among them were a man who had just lost his job and a woman with a terminal ly ill parent Lyles mentioned He said the charity bought worth of food and toys for Christmas dis tribution adding Im not turning any body seeking aid away without helping some kind of way As of Friday the Salvation Army had collected compared to at the same point in 1988 Oi this years to tal kettle collections have yielded with the rest coming from the 16000 letters appealing for donations that the organization sent out before the holi day season began Kettle collections which now lag about behind last years amount were to end Saturday according to Lyles He has cited bad weather either rain or unusu ally cold temperatures every weekend since Thanksgiving and a lack of volun teers to man the kettles and ring bells to attract donors as reasons for the decline Please See CHRISTMAS Page 14A ;