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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports NFL Still Looks For Commissioner Page A Quick Read MIKE Great Grandfather Saved By 10-Year-Old CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - The 10-year-old boy’s voice dropped to a tired whisper as he told how he helped keep his great-grandfather alive in the woods after their truck ran off a remote logging road. “I picked ber- _ ries. I snuggled up by him,” Mike Combs said from his hospital bed, where he was being treated for dehydration and exposure. Mike and his 84-year-old greatgrandfather, John C. Eveland, were lost for 4Vt days in a remote area in southwestern Washington state. The pair was found by searchers early Wednesday. Eveland was listed in serious but stable condition after suffering dehydration, and possibly a stroke, said Jennifer Strozyk, a spokeswoman at Providence Hospital in Centralia, 80 miles south of Seattle. Eveland’s great-grandson could be released today, nursing supervisor Molly Oster said Wednesday night. “As far as I’m concerned, this little fellow saved my daddy,” said Joy Norton, Mike’s grandmother. City Officials Work To End Family Feud KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A feud between two families erupted in gunfire before city officials negotiated a truce, hoping to halt a 20-year squabble that had neighbors taking sides. Fistfights, threats and arguments between the McDonald and Jones families have been common since the late 1960s. I.ast weekend, the tension exploded into a series of shootings in the inner-city neighborhood that left both houses pockmarked but no one injured. “We’re extremely lucky over the weekend that someone wasn’t killed,” Sgt. Greg Mills, a police spokesman, said Wednesday. “The way the violence was escalating, it was just a matter of time before someone was seriously injured or killed.” The families said many of the arguments during the past 20 years began between children. But no one can remember what specifically started the feud, shortly after the Joneses moved to the neighborhood 23 years ago. Weather Fair Skies Mostly fair skies are forecast tonight with a low near 70. Partly sunny skies are forecast Friday with a 20 percent chance of mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 90s. Please see details on Page 10A. Deaths Alvoyd Chavis, Aiken Harriet S. Qualls, Belvedere Elijah Terry, Warrenville Please see details on Page 6A. Inside Today Bridge  ..................    7B Calendar .....    3B Classifieds  .......  5B Comics..............................  4B Crossword    SB Cryptoquote  .....     60 Dear Abby....................  4E3 Local Front........1B Obituaries  ......  6A Opinions —•••* 4A Sports,..  .....   TA Television  .....  4B Weather .......  10A Passengers Praise Piedmont Pilot Page IB Lawsuit Threatens K-Reactor Restart Court, W*' ^ Court TV r fan Thursday, August 3, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 185 Economy Shows Slight Dip In June By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government said today that its chief economic forecasting gauge fell in June for the fourth time in five months, providing fresh evidence that the U.S. economy is entering a period of sluggish growth. The Commerce Department’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators dipped 0.1 percent in June. While the amount of the decline was small, the weakness was Leading State Firefighters widespread, with seven of the index’s ll individual indicators flashing negative signals. The small decline had been expected by analysts, who are debating whether the economy’s slowdown will worsen into a recession. Traditionally, the signal for an economic downturn has been three consecutive monthly declines in the leading index. The index, however, rose in April, breaking the string of declines. The forecasting gauge dropped in February and March, then rose 0.6 percent in April before plunging 1.3 percent in May. That was the biggest one-month setback since late 1987 following the stock market crash in October of that year. Economists note that the index is not infallible. The index declined for five consecutive months in late 1987 and early 1988. But no recession followed and, in fact, economic growth accelerated to its fastest pace in four years. Some forecasters, however, now believe the economy is on the verge of a recession, even if the index has not yet dropped for three consecutive months. ‘We are seeing a mild recession developing in the United States right now,”' said Bruce Steinberg, an economist with the New York brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch. (Please See ECONOMY, Page 10A) Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth NEW PRESIDENT: Aiken s Director of Public Safety. J. Carrol Busbee is the new president of the State Firefighter s Association. Busbee has been Director of Public Safety in Aiken since 1970. Hostage Urges Cleric Release By The Associated Press BEIRUT, Lebanon — The kidnappers of Joseph Cicippio extended the deadline to kill him by four hours today and released a videotape in which the American hostage read a statement urging freedom for a Shiite Moslem cleric held in Israel. The videotape was released by the radical Shiite Revolutionary Justice Organization along with a statement that said the deadline had been postponed until IO p.m. (3 p.m. EDT). “I appeal to each person having honor who can move to release Sheik Abdul-Karim Obeid ... Don’t be late, because they (the captors) are very seriousCicippio said. Obeid was captured by Israeli commandos in south lebanon on Friday. On Monday, a Shiite group claimed it killed U.S. Marine William Higgins in retaliation. A second group then threatened to kill Cicippio unless Obeid were freed. Cicippio, with a bushy beard, was shown from the waist up as he read from a statement. The statement’s poor English suggested it was prepared by the kidnappers. He was wearing eyeglasses and a blue track suit. My dear wife and people and all the human society and especially the Red Cross, don’t leave me,” Cicippio said. So to help me move I demand from the American people, oblige Israel to release Sheik Abdul-Karim Obeid immediately because his kidnapping is not human.” Cicppio said. (Please See HOSTAGE, Page 10A) Local Teams Head For World Series By MICHAEL SHADY and KENZIE WINSTEAD Staff Sports Writers They’ll be hundreds of miles away from home, but plenty of Aiken Countians will be thinking about their two teams in separate youth baseball world series this weekend. This morning, the Aiken All-Stars pulled out of H. Odell Weeks Athletic Center at about 7:30 on their way to Gonzales, La., and the 13-14 year-old Dixie Youth League national tournament. About 30 minutes later, the Gregg Park Stars left the parking lot at Midland Valley High School for a 780-plus-mile excursion to Texarkana, Texas. At 7:15 this morning the last of 13 ballplayers boarded a Dutch Boy tour bus and the Aiken All-Stars officially began their quest for a 13-14 year-old Dixie Youth League national championship, a quest that starts when the team meets Virginia Saturday at 2 p.m.(COT). Aiken advanced to the 12-team tourney with a 12-2 victory over Allendale-Williston last Saturday in the state championship game at Spartanburg. Next Stop, World Series The Aiken All-Stars travel to Gonzales.La while Gregg Park's All-Stars advance to Texarkana, Texas OKLA Texarkana! Gulf of Mexico Staff Graphic by Melissa Culp The entourage will stop in Tougaloo, Miss., tonight after 550 some odd miles of traveling. The team will continue its journey to Gonzales on Friday, and co-coach Martin Coffey estimates the total mileage at over 700 miles. At Midland Valley, the Gregg Park Stars put the last bags and soft drinks on a greyhound headed to Texarkana for the Pre-Majors World Series. The Gregg Park team will join ll other teams in Texarkana — two from Texas and nine from other states — for the week-long tournament. The Gregg Park stars will spend the night in Vicksburg, Miss., then finish the 14-hour ride to Texarkana Friday. After a coaches’ meeting Friday, coach Joey L. Addie said the team will participate in a Texas barbecue. “I heard it’s a real shindig,” he said. Gregg Park takes on Florida Saturday at 3 p.m. (CDT) in its opener. Gonzales is located in extreme southeastern Louisiana, about 20 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, just off 1-10, and about 60 miles northwest of New Orleans. Texarkana is a city with a population of more than 100,000 on the Texas-Arkansas Stateline. Texarkana is about 160 miles east of Dallas and about IOO miles north of Shreveport, La. 821 Historical Sites Located By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer A Charleston company specializing in documenting historic buildings and other landmarks has completed a survey of Aiken, and its findings will be presented at the Aug. 14 meeting of City Council. The survey, a follow-up to one first made in 1982, has turned up 821 sites of significance, an increase of 560 over the previous survey results, according to information furnished by the city. The survey was conducted by David B. Schneider and Sara Fick of Preservation Consultants Inc., who visited the city in January to lay plans for the work financed by state and local funds. In carrying out the survey, consultants making the documentation did extensive field work, conducted numerous interviews and did research into the general history of the city. (Please See 821, Page 10A) 'Lonesome Dove' Miniseries Gets 18 Emmy Nominations By The Associated Press UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - The CBS miniseries “Lonesome Dove” dominated the nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards today, closely followed by NBC’s “L.A. Law” and the ABC miniseries “War and Remembrance.” “Lonesome Dove,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Western novel by Larry McMurtry, received 18 nominations, including best miniseries and acting nods to Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, Diane Lane, Danny Glover and Glenne Heathy. It also received nominations for directing and writing. NBC’s “L.A. Law” took 17 nominations as best drama series and in eight acting categories, including Michael Tucker, Susan Dey and Jill Eikenberry as best lead actors and Larry Drake, Jimmy Smits, Richard Dysart, Michelle Greene, Susan Ruttan and Amanda Plummer in supporting roles. The show also won two directing and three writing nominations. The 30-hour miniseries “War and Remembrance” won 15 nominations, including best miniseries anc) lead acting awards for John Gielgud and Jane Seymour and supporting honors for Polly-Bergen. It also was nominated for directing. Other major winners of nominations were ABC’s “The Wonder Years” with 14 nominations, ABC’s “Thirtysomething” with 13, CBS’ “Murphy Brown” with ll, NBC’s “The Golden Girls” with IO and Fox’s “The Tracey Ullman Show” with IO. The syndicated series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and CBS’ “The Beauty and the Beast” each got eight nominations. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out 364 nominations. NBC received the most with 103, followed by CBS with 95 and ABC with 85. Other nominations: PBS 32, syndicated shows 21, Fox 12, Home Box Office eight, Disney two and Lifetime, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Turner Network Television and USA cable networks with one each. The late Lucille Ball has been voted the academy’s Governors Award. ABC’s “The Wonder Years” was nominated as best comedy series and its young star Fred Savage was nominated as best lead actor in a comedy series. Robert Picardo was nominated as best guest actor in a comedy series for his role as the gym instructor Mr. Cutlip and Maxine Stuart was nominated as best guest actress as Mrs. Carples. It also received three nominations for directing and four for writing. “Murphy Brown” got the only other writing nomination. Other nominees for best miniseries were NBC’s “I Know My First Name is Steven,” PBS’ “A Perfect Spy” and ABC’s “The Women of Brewster Place.” CBS’ “Beauty and the Beast,” ABC’s “China Beach,” ABC’s “thirtysomething” and CBS’ “Wiseguy” were nominees as best drama series along with “L.A Law.” Comedy series nominees along with “The Wonder Years” were NBC’s “Cheers,” CBS’ “Designing Women, “NBC’s "The Golden Girls” and NBC’s “Murphy Brown.” Selected to compete for the best drama or comedy special were ABC’s “David,” CBS’ “Day One,” HBO’s “Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story,” ABC’s “My Name is Bill W.” and NBC’s “Roe vs. Wade.” Nominated as best lead actor in a comedy series along with Savage were Ted Danson for NBC’s “Cheers,” Richard Mulligan for NBC’s “Empty Nest,” Michael J. Fox for NBC’s “Family Ties” and John Goodman for ABC’s “Roseanne.” Goodman’s nomination was the only acting nod for the highly rated show. Star Roseanne Barr wasn’t nominated. Lead actress nominees were Blair Brown for Lifetime’s “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,” Candice Bergen for CBS’ “Murphy Brown,” and Betty White, Beatrice Arthur and Rue McClan-ahan, all of NBC’s “The Golden Girls.” Ron Perlman was nominated as best lead actor in drama series for CBS’ "Beauty and the Beast,” along with Edward Woodward of CBS’ “The Equalizer,” Carroll O’Connor for NBC’s “In the Heat of the Night,” Ken Wahl for CBS’ “Wiseguy” and Michael Tucker for “L.A. Law.” ;