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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Aiken, South Carolina A Aiken beats Thurmond 74-58. Page Iball your news Aiken Tan bark $0 a Lahout the 5heep p06,the shepherds a loud be never mat get it to Bethlehem dec. 18 7 shopping Days to Christmas sri lawsuit slip and fall Case settled out of court a Page 2a Venezuela death toll passes 200 As Rains continue a Page 6a vol. 133, no. 352 Aiken South Carolin saturday december 18, 1999 25c has biggest Day Ever associated press Doraville a. A was expecting its biggest Day of the year Friday a perhaps its biggest Day Ever a As shipping companies hustled to deliver the burgeoning number of gifts being ordered Over the internet. A any new possible record shows the Impact of a business and the booming Economy a United parcel service spokesman Norman Black said. Lawrenceville resident Brenda Jones was just one of Many people depending on to deliver their Holiday presents. Her gifts of Beanie babies and Fine China made their second trip on on Friday thanks to the Ever expanding effects of online shopping. Mrs. Jones first had the gifts shipped to her Home from web retailers and . Then she sent them off to Florida and Tennessee via a distribution Center in Doraville an Atlanta suburb. A i wanted to make sure i got the right thing and to personalize it a Little bit a said mrs. Jones a 50-year-old bookkeeper. A and in a not really paying for shipping twice. A lot of the Sites Are offering free said it expected to deliver 18 million packages Friday just shy of its one Day record of 18.1 please see Page 4a a season of giving sanctions could end for iraqis staff photos by Ginny Southworth Davida Wiley Ashley Jackson and Elesha Wiley All members of the Silver Bluff key club Load a table with presents at helping hands. The group delivers gifts to the shelter for abused and neglected children each year. Or. Linda Eldridge superintendent of Aiken county Public schools reacts to singing by the Aiken South Aiken concert choir Friday morning. The group payed a Surprise visit to the school District Headquarters to sing. Flag Battle catches Hodges in the Middle associated press United nations a with four countries abstaining the in. Security Council ended a yearlong deadlock and voted Friday to Send weapons inspectors Back to Iraq and consider suspending sanctions if Baghdad cooperates. The vote capped an acrimonious debate within the 15-member Council that was sparked by . And British airstrikes on Iraq last december and fuelled by divisions Over How to return inspectors who pulled out just before the bombs struck. The passage of the Resolution however is just the first step in what is expected to be a difficult and divisive process for the Council to determine what Iraq must do to show it is cooperating with inspectors a and when and if sanctions can be suspended. Key to that process will be iraqis reaction to the Resolution. Iraqi ambassador Sam Hasan said Friday he had no immediate comment. But Baghdad has indicated it would reject the Resolution because it did no to immediately lift sanctions As Iraq demanded. Late Friday iraqi satellite to called the Resolution a wicked and said the abstention of three of the five permanent Council members was a a great political setback for the United states and Britain a the report monitored by the British broadcasting corp. Said. The Resolution passed 11-0 with the four abstentions Russia China France and Malaysia Saki they vote in favor of the Resolution but agreed to allow it to pass. Nine votes were required for passage. A if Iraq cannot see any Hope at the end of the Tunnel by implementing the resolutions As is the Case with the draft Resolution How could it be willing and ready to offer the cooperation we Hope for Quot asked chinese ambassador Qin Hwasun. The abstentions were a blow to . And British efforts to Send a unified signal to Baghdad that the Security Council would stand for nothing less than full compliant re with its demands. White House spokesman Joe Lockhart said the United states was particularly disappointed with the French Quot Given the fact that they said they supported the text of the associated press Columbia a for 37 years the Confederate Flag has flown above he statehouse yet never before Lave Battle lines Over its future been More clearly drawn nor has he rhetoric gained As much attention As in the past six months. Freshman gov. Jim Hodges is Leing called on to referee a clash hat pits Southern sensibilities against progressive sensitivities and those who see hate in the Flag against those who see heritage. A a we be got some land mines out there we All recognize a said the democratic governor who seems at Best uneasy dealing with the Issue that Republican gov. David Beasley blamed in part for last years loss to Hodges. Beasley had said it was time to move the Flag to a memorial on statehouse grounds but he was undercut by some of his own party members. South Carolina alone flies the Confederate Flag above its state House though some states incorporate the design into Hodges their flags. It was put there in 1962 for the civil wars Centennial but opponents say the Flag is a bitter reminder of slavery. Last week two former governors and 20 former legislators who served then said they made a mistake by not setting a time for it to come Down. Please see Flag Page 4a / an awaiting heart transplant worries about family a Christmas by Loren Schneider with it being a week before Christmas Walter Brice is a Little concerned. Brice has been in the Hospital since dec. I first with pneuma Lia now placed on the waiting is for a heart transplant. He bund out monday that he can no Onger work. A i finally got through All the ests and found out i need a heart transplant a Brice said. A i am 39 rears old always working. Out of the Blue the doctor said i will never work again. I would rather work than not As he sits in a chair next to his Hospital bed he wonders what he is going to do about Christmas for his family. He has a wife and two sons one 14 and the other 12. A a in a thinking i have been out of work and trying to pay Bills and trying to get anything for them for Christmas. Right now we done to have anything for them a he said. A fall i want is the boys to have a Nice since Briceus wife does not work he has looked into his options. He has contacted a few agencies like help line of Aiken county and the salvation army. He also is in Contact with the social workers at the Hospital. A the salvation army is Gonna help her a Little bit to get some clothes for Christmas. Most of the other ones agencies i called Are out of funds. I came too late a he said. A we were planning to get please see Man Page 4a Campbell preparing to retire by Bill Bengtson the scenery Between Abbeville and Aiken May be lacking a regular feature in the months ahead As Don Campbell Heads into retirement. Aiken technical colleges longtime administrator moved Back a few months ago to a new House in Abbeville his Hometown but is still making the daily commute of 60-plus Miles Back to at. His academic admirers threw a party for Campbell Friday on Campus expressing their thanks for his service since july 1987. His commuting Days Are numbered. The years at at have been Good ones Campbell recalled pointing out the addition of three build Ings As Well As a solid increase in student enrolment and three new buildings in the planning stages for the next five years. A i think that today we do a better Job in serving the Community and that a what the technical College system is All about a he said. A we have a great president Here now. Or. Susan Graham and i go Back about to years. I worked for her when she was a chief instructional officer at Spartanburg technical College and. She a going to be great for the Nelle Tyler at Media specialist has been at the College since 1977, and credits Campbell with excellent if Short term work in the top spot. A while Don was Here he was Able to fill in twice As interim president. He was Able to keep us. Abreast of the changes and stuff while they were selecting a new Leader a she said. A this door was always open. If you staff photo by Bill Bengtson Don Campbell on the eve of retirement at Aiken technical College shares a laugh with fellow employees Nelle Tyler and Shirley Brantley. Had a problem he was a great among other longtime Campbell associates is Shirley Brantley Atcas tutoring coordinator who has been at the College since 1972. A a he a been instrumental in getting new programs a she said. A a he a been in so Many capacities a interim presi Dent two times a and he a been Able to fill in a void whenever we be needed him really. He believes strongly in the technical education system. An avid the next few months Campbell said could include plenty of Reading a Little travel and More time with his wife Patti and other family and friends. In addition he has a six month contract t with at a continuing my work with institutional Community of character december forgiveness 4 Index .3c comics. .6b . .9c dear Abby. .2c movies. .2b opinions. A sports. In stocks. .4b television. .2c 4 death and funeral notices James Odell Barton Belvedere Shellhouse funeral Home Lura b. Burns Aiken Rivers funeral Home Isadore Clemons jr., Columbia Tobin funeral Home Charles Leon Gingrey Trenton Shellhouse funeral Home James Curtis Inabinett Ridge Spring Amos amp sons funeral Home Homer k. Stanley Young Harris ga., Cochran funeral Home Andrew Wiswell Aiken obituary notices on Page 5b. 4 a. 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