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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 6, 1993, Aiken, South Carolina                                Attet Page 2 Page 2A Aiken SC Thursday May 61993 Briefly From Wire Reports Shuttle Heads For Home Columbias astronauts turned out the lights in the laboratory aboard the shuttle and floated back into the crew compartment for the flight home today after a 10day USGerman research mission NASA decided to detour Columbia and its sevenman crew to the backup shuttle landing site in Cali fornias Mojave Desert this morning becaue of low clouds at the main site in Cape Canaveral Fla The astronauts worked round theclock inside Spacelab after reaching orbit April 26 conducting experiments on fish plants and themselves to help scientists better understand how organisms adapt to weightlessness Inmates Riot At South Dakota Prison A negotiator talked with rebellious inmates in an exercise yard in Sioux Falls SD as firefighters battled a blaze set inside South Dakotas maximumsecurity prison early today At least three people were hurt in the uprising The rebellion involving about 230 inmates began with a fight between a guard and a prisoner during a recreation pe riod Wednesday Gov Walter D Miller said Inmates took over the exercise yard and set fires hurled chairs and other debris out win dows and threw golf balls and baseballs over the fences Fires burned in the yard and smoke and flames could be seen through a cellblock window Navy Abortion Regulations Attacked New Navy regu lations say a teenager must have her parents permission before getting an abortion at a Navy hospital The Supreme Court has said such a restriction is unconstitutional unless it provides other ave nues for the girl Abortionrights groups said they would challenge the parental consent provision of the regulations which implement President Clintons Jan 22 order reversing the ban on abortions at military hospitals Not only is it disturbing and dangerous for teenagers its unconstitutional Kate Michehnan president of the National Abortion Rights Action League said Wednesday She called on the administration to reverse itself on the egregious violation of a young womans right to choice House Makes Voter Registration Easier The senate is likely to bring a fiveyear legislative struggle to a close by giving final approval to a bill making voter registration easier The House voted 259164 Wednesday to approve a compromise version of the measure The Senate is expected to add its approval later this week and send the bill to the White House where President Clinton is eager to sign it The measure permits voter registration by mail and requires that it be available at motor vehicle offices and a wide range of other agencies including welfare and disability offices Ml AS TO Be DiSCUSSed Vietnamese Laotian and US representatives will meet in Hanoi Vietnam on Friday and Satur day to arrange searches along the VietnamLaos border for the remains of Americans missing in action Lt Col David Jeraldson who serves with the Pentagons agency dealing with the MIA search said today that the three nations will set up procedures for searching remote border areas of Laos controlled by Vietnamese forces during the war US investigators have previously had diffi culty organizing searches there because the border is not clearly marked We hope these meetings will allow us to break through some of the roadblocks weve encountered said Jeraldson who works for the Joint Task ForceFull Accounting office in Bangkok TonedDown Madonna To Rock China Madonna whose book Sex raised eyebrows for its nudity last year has agreed to dress up and play live in China later this year a Beijing owned newspaper said today Chinas Ministry of Culture the offi cial watchdog of art and culture has invited Madonna to perform on condition her show has no indecent exposure the Ta Kung Pao said The Ministry of Culture believes that sexiness is accept able but not nudity or indecent exposure the newspaper said Last year New York Madonna a Madonna impersonator gave Chinese pop fans a taste of things to come with a series of wellattended shows AP Leafdesk HUDDLING UP Secretary of State Warren Christopher left and NATO Secretary General Manfred Woerner discuss the Bosnian Serb parliaments rejection of an international peace accord in Brussels Assembly Rejects Peace Plan By The Associated Press MOUNT JAHORINA Bosnia Herzegovina Bosnian Serb law makers determined to hold on to the spoils of war rejected a UN peace plan today spurning appeals from sponsors in Serbia and test ing the resolve of a US president Ignoring intense pressure to ac cept the plan the selfproclaimed Bosnian Serb parliament voted overwhelmingly early today to in stead ask Serbs in the territory its forces control to decide in a referendum The move amounts to little more than a stalling tactic by an assem bly that has already rejected the peace plan twice Hardline Serbs likely to reject the plan dominate the areas where the May 1516 ref erendum would be held President Clinton who had threatened to bomb Bosnian Serb artillery if the peace plan was re jected had no immediate com ment on the vote early today His administrations efforts to secure the endorsement of Europe an allies for military action against the Bosnian Serbs have been unavailing A mission this week by Secretary of State Warren M Christopher has come up short Christopher today denounced the parliaments rejection of the peace plan as very very unwise He was in Brussels for consultations with Belgian and NATO officials Bosnian Serb leaders complain that the peace plan which divides Bosnia into 10 provinces largely along ethnic lines gives Serbs only 43 percent of the republics territory Serb rebels have seized 70 per cent of Bosnia in the yearold war and seem intent on creating a Greater Serbia connecting Serbheld lands in Bosnia and Cro atia with Serbia the dominant re public in what remains of the Yu goslav federation Colon Cancer Hereditary By The Associated Press WASHINGTON If colon can cer runs in your family get to a doctor Quick Thats the advice from research ers who announced Wednesday they had found a flawed gene that can cause people in some families to inherit a 95 percent likelihood of developing colon cancer We have proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that a genetic predisposition for colon cancer ex its Dr Bert Vogelstein a Johns Hopkins University cancer re searcher said at a news conference The discovery is leading to a blood test that will enable doctors eventually to identify people who have the inherited mutation so that early lifesaving treatment can be started the researchers said Among colon cancer families said Vogelstein We now can tell who will get it and who will not The flawed gene named FCC for familial colon is carried by nearly one in every 200 people in the Western world That makes FCC one of the most common in herited diseasecausing genes Some 5 million to 10 million Ameri cans are in families where this gene can be inherited Vogelstein said Patients who are positive have the mutation will have a 95 per cent chance of getting cancer he said People most likely to have this gene he said are those with two or three close blood relatives who had colon or uterine cancer The likeli hood is especially strong if a fam ily member developed the disease before age 50 Emotions Still Flare Over Gays In Military Debate By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Congressional tempers have gotten down to the shouting stage over whether to al low homosexuals to join the military At a House Armed Services Com mittee hearing Wednesday Rep Stephen Buyer RInd questioned the relevance of testimony from police and fire department officials on integrating gays into their units and said ending the militarys ban is not a question of civil rights Rep Neil Abercrombie DHa waii interrupted asking Buyer to yield him time to speak No I will not Buyer answered I didnt think so Abercrombie responded Well I dont have much time here Buyer said You dont make much sense ei ther Abercrombie shot back The comment touched off a loud chaotic exchange involving several other committee members ending with Abercrombie shouting above the din The military and civil rights do go together pal Rep Ron the panels chairman restored order and admonished his colleagues Every single member here ir respective of their political views has a right to be heard he said We have to act as mature adults as we grapple with each other even when we fundamentally disagree The incident on the second day of the House panels hearings on President Clintons attempts to end the 50yearold prohibition marked the second time in less than a week that the issue has touched off an angry exchange The emotional undercurrent was reflected Wednesday by Rep Floyd Spence a 65yearold South Carolina Republican and 23year House member who said he want ed to get beyond fear and ignorance At ken USPS010020 Location 124 Rutland Drive Mailing Address PO Box 456 Aiken SC29802 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oneofakind sea plane will be used for Star Gale The movie is being made by BYFG Produc tions The 150foothigh dome has been empty since October No Performance Mi RUSSELL chael Jackson had a frontrow seat at a concert in Atlanta sponsored by former President Car ters antipoverty project but wouldnt perform despite audience chants of We want Mi chael Jackson came on stage to wave at the end of the concert Wednesday night Carters Atlanta Project sponsored the concert as a re ward for those who participated in the pro jects campaign to immunize preschoolers Tabloid Sllft Ed McMahon is suing a su permarket tabloid over a story that said he drank heavily during a flight and stumbled off the plane The million libel suit was filed Wednesday against the Star and columnist Ja net Charlton According to the lawsuit the Star reported April 13 that the former Tonight Show second banana boarded a flight for Lon don declared I always bring my own li quor and polished off the bottle himself   

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