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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 28, 1990, Aiken, South Carolina A Quick read 16 Pelican deaths blamed on lightning Broadwater neb. A sixteen pelicans found dead near Here were killed by lightning wildlife officials said. A a it a unusual for this to occur a said game Warden Joe Ulrich who investigated the Birds deaths Southeast of Broadwater. He said weather patterns Seldom have such an Impact on migrating Birds. Pelicans which Are not unusual in Nebraska Are among the largest of All flying Birds. They have wingspan of up to 9 feet. The american White pelicans probably were flying at an Altitude of several Hundred feet when they were caught in a thunderstorm earlier this week said or. Stephen Kerr a Gering veterinarian and wildlife enthusiast who examined the Birds. Residential College votes for secession Santa Cruz Calif. A any plans to visit Kresge College part of the University of California Santa Cruz will require a passport and visa. Students at Kresge one of eight Csc residential colleges voted overwhelmingly this week a 306-79 a to secede from the main Campus. The students on thursday were making plans to Issue passports and entry visas. They also intend to set up toll Booths at a Border it All started with a ballot measure that sought a secession. Initially it was considered a a symbolic i deaths i Charles l. Cushman Aiken Pauline r. Ford Warrenville please see Page 6a for details. I Side today calendar.8b classifieds.2c comics.9a crossword.8c cryptoquote.4c dear abby.9a local front.5a obituaries.6a opinions.1c sports.1b stocks.4a television.8a weather.6a coming sunday heritage Day coverage Beech Island pauses today to remember its Rich and varied history at the fourth annual heritage Day at Radcliffe state Park. The Celebration begins at 10 . And ends at 6 . Admission is free. For details please see Page 7a. Weather Chance of thunderstorms Page 6a sports braves can t Stop slide Page 2b saturday april 28, 1990 250 Aiken South Carolina vol. 123, no. 118 ramp so Contr Rabi maw stated committed to you daily natural Healing recommended for Langley Pond by Carl Langley staff writer Warrenville an officer with an environmental monitoring firm said his company will recommend to the South Carolina department of health and environmental control that Langley Pond be allowed to a heal itself Charles r. Jeter vice president for in by Carl Langley staff writer an Aiken woman has drafted a letter complaining about the a calloused manner in which the death of Elbert Williams was handled by the South Carolina department of mental health. Mrs. Hasting Woodward of the shawls Fork Community said Williams body was held for a week in a Columbia morgue before his widow Suedella was contacted and told to a come get the Williams it was reported had been a patient at the state Hospital. Maureen Shurr director of the departments communications office said a no such person by the name of Elbert Williams died at the department of mental Viro mental affairs with rat inc., talked Friday about natures cleansing abilities during a press conference dealing with two years of studies on pollution in the 250-acre impoundment. Langley Pond built before the turn of the Century to serve textile Mills in horse Creek Valley has been the source of controversy for years Over heavy metals and chemical pollutants. Mrs. Shun added that state a confidentiality Laws prohibit the department from confirming or denying if a person is or was a patient. Williams it turned out died in a Columbia Hospital where he apparently had been taken from the state Hospital. Larry Weaver an employee of Jack son Brooks funeral Home said the body was in Columbia at least a week before the widow was contacted. He said the funeral Home picked up the body from Richland memorial Hospital after getting a Call from the Hospital. Weaver said the caller said they had not been Able to Contact mrs. Williams. A this is the first time in be Ever run into something like this a said Weaver. A they did not Contact the funeral Home. They could have called mrs. Woodward who went to the Funer dec has issued advisories warning fishermen not to eat any fish taken from the Lake. The impoundment also is avoided by swimmers but is used by boaters. The Aiken county Alliance for fair employment one of the main complainers about the Lake has called for drastic cleanup measures and has threatened to make the Lake a political Issue. But Friday Jeter said studies costing a1, said mrs. Williams gave three Telephone numbers to the mental health department. Weaver said the mental health department has next of Kin records on patients and agreed with mrs. Woodward that someone should have been Able to Contact the widow. In her letter mrs. Woodward said that on april 18 Williams widow Suedella Williams was called by an unidentified person and told a we can to keep this body any longer a you have got to do mrs. Williams was taken Aback by the Call according to mrs. Woodward. Mrs. Woodward said Williams body was claimed by the widow and a funeral was held two Days later in Wagener. Please see state Page 7a Graniteville co. More than $100,000 have led to the conclusion that the Lake Isnit beyond repair and can purge itself of harmful elements within a Short Span of time. Harold d. Doug Kingsmore president and chief executive officer of Graniteville co., said his firm is prepared to please see natural Page 7a recycling spreads Over sri program includes All phases of operation by buddy Waller staff writer at the Savannah River Sites environmental awareness Day Observance Friday a top sri official announced the Start of a recycling program that eventually will spread across the 300-Square mile installation. Next week a Pilot program to Recycle paper cardboard and cans will begin in several administration buildings an executive of Westinghouse Savannah River co., the sri operating contractor disclosed. This first phase will involve 2,000 or so employees but rather soon thereafter the recycling Effort should include All sri areas said Werc vice president Edward w. Pottmeyer the general manager of operations. He mentioned that recycling of Glass and plastics will be added to the program later. Asked if the sri waste would be fed into Aikens recycling program Pottmeyer said a a that a one of the features we will have to work out in the recycling Effort Pottmeyer said provides an example of the Westinghouse determination to a keep sri in step with the �?T90s a the decade of the he added that Westinghouse is a committed to managing waste using the latest available technology. A a your approach to handling waste is. To use state of the Art technology in handling storage and disposal a according to Pottmeyer. He listed three goals at sri a to prevent generation of waste at the source a a a a to Recycle or reuse materials whenever possible a a a a treatment of waste so we do not offer a threat to the please see recycling Page 7a late delivery Nana Farris director of the Aiken county historical museum looks Over a 1935 copy of the a Aiken Standard and the 55-year-old newspaper was found in a time capsule uncovered Friday at the children a place in Aiken. Wrinkle in Cornerstone unveils part of history by Larry Wood staff writer an unexpected Accident cracked open a wrinkle in time at the children a place inc. Friday morning. At about 10 30, a car ran into the Cornerstone of the building at the Northeast Comer of the intersection of Fairfield Street and Barnwell Avenue in Aiken. The Impact broke the stones Cement top and revealed what appeared to be a time capsule through the opening said Peggy Ford director. A we did no to know it was there a is. Ford said. A one of my teachers asked if we could pull it out and i said a is. Ford telephoned the president of the Board of the children a place and Nana Farris director of the Aiken county historical museum. After talking with them she planned to open the Cornerstone at 2 30 Friday afternoon. Is. Ford who was recently named director said she knew Little More about the history of the building than what the Cornerstone revealed. The words a Immanuel presbyterian Church 1886�?� were carved in the Granite Stone which sits on bricks and Sticks out about 18 inches from the buildings foundation. The words a rebuilt in 193-�?� in a cursive script were written in the Cement top loosely placed on the Stone. A crack ran through the last digit making it impossible to read. By 2 30 staff and Board members had gathered in front of the Stone at the buildings Southwest Comer and were speculating on what might be inside. Most Odds were running in favor of a million dollars. Just after 2 30, is. Farris removed the tops two pieces and pulled a Small Copper Box from a Slot Cut to fit it in the Stone. The Box a about six inches Long four inches wide and five inches wide a was corroded a Dusty Blue Green with time. A daddy Lon legs startled by the sunlight and the 90-degree heat was the Only other occupant. Inside the Box is. Farris found a folded copy of the Aiken Standard and review dated 1935 and another unidentifiable document. Both were Golden Brown As if stained with Tea and soaked with 55 years of rain and corroding moisture. After taking the Box and its contents Back to the museum is. Farris cleaned and carefully opened the newspaper and found that it was published Friday aug. 25, 1935. The top Story was headlined a county Hospital sets goals a referring to the former Aiken county Hospital which opened in 1937 on Richland Avenue w and is now the Aiken county Complex. The other document was a new testament a its Date unknown. A it had literally melted a is. Farris said. Please see wrinkle Page 7a \ state to widow come get the body helping out new picnic area Fred Vinson from left Juanita maintain the new picnic area at North Augusta Middle Williams Niya Barnes and Johnny Metoyer help to school. For the Story please see Page 5a. Staff photo by Larry Wood

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