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Publication: Aiken Standard December 23, 1989

Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Firm Fined For Approaching Ware Page IB A Quick Read Fresh Army Troops Enroute To Panama WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon ordered 2,000 additional Army soldiers airlifted to still-chaotic Panama late Friday, a source said, as President Bush shrugged off a Latin American appeal to end the U.S. intervention and declared the troops would stay “to do what is necessary.” Earlier Story.......................Page    2A “The decision has been made” to bolster roughly 24,000 U.S. troops already on the ground trying to quell the resistance being offered by forces loyal to deposed dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, said the Pentagon 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 spokesman Al O’Leary said the incident occurred 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 not immediately established, was also in the waiting area. “Although no words were exchanged, Mr. Williams perceived somehow that the victim wanted his turkey leg, took the 10-inch knife and stabbed the other man once in the heart,” O’Leary 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 SA for details.Inside Today Calendar....................... ...................10B Classifieds.................... .....................5B Comics......................... ...................12A Crossword.................... .....................7B Cryptoquote.................. .....................6B Dear Abby..................... ...................12A Local Front................... ...................11A Obituaries..................... ....................6A Opinions....................... ....................4A Sports........................... ....................1B Stocks.......................... ....................4B Television..................... ..................12A Weather........................ ....................6A Christmas Countdown SATURDAY Stello Still Under Fire/Page 11A December 23, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 325 White Christmas? Weathermen Say It's Doubtful From Staff Reports A snow advisory is in effect for today and tonight with a wind chill advisory through Sunday. Accumulations of 1-2 inches of snow are possible. Even if it doesn’t 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 mid-30s 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. WJBF-Channel 6 weatherman and WIS-Channel IO meteoroligist Jim Gandy say there is a slim chance of a white Christmas, but WRDW-Channel 12 weatherman Bob Smith says there is no chance for snow on Monday. All three agree that the high for Saturday will be around 20 degrees with a low around IO degrees. However, for Sunday’s outlook, the forecasts vary. Smith and Gandy predict highs in the low 30s with a low temperature 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 14A) Forecaster Weather Forecasts Saturday Sunday Monday Chance For High/Low High /Low High/Low Snow Monday George Eskola 20/10 23/15 35/20 Slim Bob Smith 20/10 32/8 42/12 None Jim Gandy 21/11 32/5 37/12 Slim HUGO VICTIM: Three months after Hurricane Hugo, some areas of Charleston’s barrier islands still 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 Charleston's Barrier Islands By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer SULLIVAN’S 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 Sullivan’s Island and die 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) Island's Future Uncertain Many Residents Yet To Return To Homes By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer SULLIVAN’S ISLAND - Less than 50 percent of the residents who live on Sullivan’s Island, a residential community near Charleston, have moved back into their homes three months after Hurricane Hugo. Town Administrator David P. Reese Jr. said recently that residents have taken 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, returning 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 Curtain. Goodbye, Berlin Wall, a worn-out symbol disintegrating like worn-out mortar. Adieu, freewheeling sex, made high-risk by the dread of AIDS. Farewell, games of innocence, your boys hooked on steroids, laying bets. bo long, visions of American invincibility, held hostage by terrorists. Godspeed, Voyager 2, mission accomplished, 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 • INREVIEW system, a decade like the 1980s defied glib labels. But it was a dizzying, dynamic time of new highs and lows, worsts and firsts, advances and reversals, breakdowns and breakthroughs. Ronald Reagan reigned. Mikhail S. Gorbachev restructured. Ivan Boesky prescribed. “Greed is healthy,” the doctor of arbitrage proclaimed. Money-mad Wall Streeters traded inside information illegally. Ben Johnson was the fastest Olympian on steroids, turning his world record medal to fool’s gold. Nothing succeeded like excess in the race to have it all. U.S. baby boomers turned fortysometh-ing but remained in love with themselves and gizmos of instant gratification such as VCRs, PCs, CDs, BMWs, MTV, microwaves, fax mail, cellular phones, lite beer and Lean Cuisine. And the Earth spun on despite an ozone hole, the greenhouse effect, natural disasters and man-made scourges of Bhopal, Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez, way-ward garbage scows and Year End Reviews...............Pages    7A-10A syringe-spattered shorelines. Four decades of East-West tension went out of fashion, and the man who set the fashion four decades ago said it was so. Diplomat-historian George Kerman, theorist of 1940.*: anti-Soviet “containment,” sat before Congress and pronounced: “The Cold War has been left in the past.” A new epoch was proclaimed by Gorbachev, “a new world of freedom” by President Bush. Gorbachev took power in 1985, the fourth Soviet leader in 28 months, and inherited a torpid bureaucracy and failing 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 2,500 people) received bags of food and around 500 children got two or three toys apiece, said Capt. Jerry Lyles, commanding officer of the three-county Salvation Army district. The distribution lasted from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lyles said. He noted, “There was a good turnout of volunteers” to assist in the giveaway, including about 45 teen-agers 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 IOO 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 terminally ill parent, Lyles mentioned. He said the charity bought $40,000 worth of food and toys for Christmas distribution, adding, “I’m not turning anybody (seeking aid) away without helping some kind of way.” As of Friday, the Salvation Army had collected $56,008, compared to $54,441 at the same point in 1988. Oi this year’s total, kettle collections have yielded $17,100, with the rest coming from the 16,000 letters appealing for donations that the organization sent out before the holiday season began. Kettle collections, which now lag about $2,000 behind last year’s amount, were to end Saturday, according to Lyles. He has cited bad weather — either rain or unusually cold temperatures — every weekend since Thanksgiving and a lack of volunteers to man the kettles and ring bells to attract donors as reasons for the decline (Please See CHRISTMAS, Page 14A) ;

  • Ben Johnson
  • Ben Sawyer
  • Bob Smith
  • David P. Reese Jr.
  • George Kerman
  • Ivan Boesky
  • Jerry Lyles
  • Jim Gandy
  • Manuel Antonio Noriega
  • Mikhail S. Gorbachev
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Scott Webster
  • Vincent G. Williams

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Publication: Aiken Standard

Location: Aiken, South Carolina

Issue Date: December 23, 1989

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