Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 21, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina
Jackson Meets With James Brown
No. IO Illinois Posts Victory
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Campbell To Speak In Langley Today
LANGLEY - Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. will speak at the Melvin Wisham Community Center on S.C. 421 on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gov. Campbell is expected to announce his support for Ralph Gunter, the Republican candidate in the S.C. House District 84 election to be held March 7, according to Don Roth-well of the Aiken CAMPBELL County Republican Party.
Gunter will be speaking about legislation he plans to introduce if elected.
The public is invited to the speech and a free dinner given by supporters of Gunter.
Transfer Of Power Should Have Occurred
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ronald Reagan’s presidential powers should have been transferred to then-Vice President Bush following Reagan’s shooting in an assassination attempt, Reagan’s former doctor says.
Discussing points he made to a University of Virginia study panel, Dr. Daniel Ruge said Monday that “it never occurred” to him at the time to press the issue with Reagan’s top aides.
Kenneth W. Thompson, head of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, said he hopes there will be no repetition of the disorganization that followed Reagan’s March 30,1981, shooting by John W. Hinckley Jr.
The situation was typified by then-Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr.’s declaration that “as of now, I am in control, here in the White House.”
An 80 percent chance of showers and thundershowers is forecast tonight with a low in the mid 40s. A 30 percent chance of rain is forecast Wednesday morning. Skies will clear in the afternoon, and windy, colder weather is expected. The high will be in the 50s, and winds will be gusty.
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Tuesday, February 21, 1989
Aiken, South Carolina
Vol. 122 No. 45
use To Name Woods Football Coach
By RICK SCOPPE AP Sports Writer
COLUMBIA — The search is over.
Just over two weeks after Joe Morrison’s sudden death, South Carolina is poised to name Appalachian State coach Sparky Woods as its new head football coach, sources said.
Woods, who guided the I-AA Mountaineers to Southern Conference titles in 1986 and 1987, was to be officially introduced at a news conference today at the university.
Two sources — who asked that they not be identified — within the Appalachian State athletic department told The Associated Press that Woods had taken the
South Carolina job, with one saying, “Sparky’s going to South Carolina.”
A third source also said Woods had accepted the job.
“I’d say ifs him,” the source said. “I feel like personally he will be the new head coach at the news conference (today).”
Woods met with his players Monday night to tell them of his decision to leave the Boone, N.C., school. Earlier Monday, Woods met with his assistant coaches and Athletic Director Jim Garner to tell them of his decision, according to one source, who asked that his name not be used.
South Carolina athletic director King Dixon said a news conference will be held today, but no time had been set. Asked if
the news conference was being held to announce a new head coach, Dixon said: “I would think that would be a pretty good assumption. That’s the best assumption I can make.”
He declined to confirm that Woods would be the new head coach.
“I really can’t comment,” he said. “I wish I could. But I can’t comment on any names tonight (Monday night).”
Woods could not be reached for comment by phone by the AP.
Woods is 38-19-2 in five seasons at Appalachian State and was the league’s coach of the year for an unprecedented three straight seasons, starting with the 1985
(See USC, Page 10A)
-k Calls Back Envoys
RUSHDIE: The author’s controversial novel has caused an upheaval overseas. Twelve European communities recalled their ambassadors from Iran after Ayatollah Khomeini called for his death.
By The Associated Press
Iran recalled its ambassadors from Common Market countries today, a day after the 12 European countries recalled their envoys from Tehran to protest Ayatollah Khomeini’s death decree against novelist Salman Rushdie.
The move was in direct reponse to the Common Market foreign ministers’ decision in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday to recall their ambassadors from Tehran, Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a communique that Khomeini’s week-old order for the death of Rushdie, whom he claims blasohemes Islam with his book “The Satanic Verser,” was a “consensus judgement of all Moslem leaders throughout the world,”IRNA said.
The Iranian Embassy in Denmark said the ambassador would be leaving, while those in Portugal, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium said they could not immediately confirm their ambassadors’ travel plans.
The travel plans of the Iranian charge
d’affaires in london were also not immediately released and Iranian embassies in other European capitals could not be reached for comment.
In issuing the order, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said respect for Islam and its values will remain an inviolable principle in relations between Iran and other countries, IRNA said.
Britain, where the Indian-born Rushdie lives, said Monday that it was pulling out its entire embassy staff out of Tehran. The two countries had resumed diplomatic relations in November after a 17-month break.
The Common Market foreign ministers, who met in Brussels, Belgium, also said Monday that they would suspend high-level diplomatic exchanges with Iran.
Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher of West Germany said the nations might, in addition, limit the movement of Iranian diplomats in Europe.
Earlier today, IRNA reported that the
(See IRAN, Page 10A)
Clock Tower To Mark Du Pont's 38 Years
By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer
Plans for a clock tower to commemorate Du Pont’s 38 years of service at the Savannah River Plant will be announced tonight during the “A Tribute to Du Pont” dinner at USC Aiken.
The clock, which will be presented in an artist’s conceptional drawing, will be constructed as a part of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, said McDonald Law, chairman of the board of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the science center were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today.
Du Pont donated $250,000 for the new building, which will be constructed next to the maintenance shop and parallel to the Etherredge Center on the USCA campus.
An additional gift is expected to be an
nounced by Apple Computers, USCA officials said.
No details on the gift, which was called substantial by USCA officials, were released prior to the groundbreaking.
Funds to construct the clock will be raised through a campaign in the private and the public sector, Law said. The clock will be a seperate part of the building project.
He stressed, however, that the project was not a fundraiser but a way of expressing appreciation to DuPont.
“One thing that we wanted to do was to keep this part of our history here with some that that we could show people,” Law said.
The concept of building the clock “really came up at a work session,” said June H. Murff, president of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce.
(See CLOCK, Page TOA)
Du Pont Tribute Set For Tonight
Organizers expect a capacity crowd of 600 for a tribute dinner for the Du Pont Co. tonight.
Various government officials will speak at the 8 p.m. program at the Student Activities Center at USC Aiken. The dinner starts at 7 p.m.
“I think we’ll have 600,” June Murff, president of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, said Monday. Ms. Murff still had 50 tickets left at the time.
Du Pont, builder of the Savannah River Plant and its operator for 38 years, will withdraw April I as Westinghouse begins operating the weapons materials plant.
Aiken County, the cities of Aiken and North Augusta and their respective chambers of commerce are sponsoring the tribute.
Ms. Murff said a German television crew visiting SRP had plans to attend the dinner.
Experts Disagree On Greenhouse Effect
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Climatologists say it may take two decades to learn whether the greenhouse effect causes summer heat waves, and until then any government response to slow down global warming is just a gamble.
A House Energy and Commerce panel, in testimony prepared for delivery today, has learned that experts differ over whether the gamble is worth taking now.
At stake could be new and expensive environmental actions to reduce gases that trap heat like a garden greenhouse roof.
In 1988, the earth experienced a series of climate-related events that some experts have long associated with the buildup of “greenhouse” gases: prolonged drought, heat waves, forest fires, a super hurricane and flooding in Bangladesh.
“I am a believer in insurance against
potential catastrophic loss at both personal and national levels,” climatologist Stephen H. Schneider said in his written statement to the energy and power subcommittee.
Schneider, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., advocated taking some actions immediately, even though “another decade, or possibly two, will be required to be sure that the warming of the 1980s (the warmest decade recorded on a global basis) will ... continue into the 1990s and beyond.”
“I expect it will, but I can’t prove it, of course,” he said.
Patrick J. Michaels, a University of Virginia professor of environmental sciences, said climate experts have a “clouded vision” of future global warming, and told lawmakers that “basing sweeping environmental policy” on such
uncertainties “is especially risky, even if the policy is otherwise rational.”
Michaels has warned in past statements against “public hysteria” and “the politics of fear” toward global warming.
The greenhouse effect occurs when gases in the earth’s atmosphere trap radiant heat near the planet’s surface — the more gases, the more heat.
The gases are more transparent to incoming solar energy than they are to outgoing infrared energy. Mars, a planet with a thin, predominantly carbon dioxide atmosphere, has a mean temperature that is below that of deep freezers. Venus, with a thick, largely carbon dioxide atmosphere, is hotter than an oven.
The earth’s atmosphere, on the other hand, has been just right to support life. It has not become an iceball because of
(See EXPERTS, Page 10A)
U.S. Plans To Fight Imports
By The Associated Press
GREENVILLE - The Commerce Department will take “whatever action is necessary” to prevent a surge of textile and apparel imports to the United States following a decline in imports last year, a government official said.
Textile and clothing imports from China, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong — the largest regional sources of textile and clothing imports — fell 12 percent in 1988 as their share of the U.S. market dropped from 46 percent to 41 percent.
But the decline could open the way for more imports this year, according to Donald Foote, who directs the U.S. Commerce Department’s quota program for textiles and apparel.
Imports from the four countries are controlled by bilateral agreements with the United States that allow a fixed percentage of growth each year. One country that could be the source of an import surge is China, which is the largest source of textile and apparel imports with 12.5 percent of the import market.
The United States signed an agreement a year ago that allowed imports in China to increase 3 percent a year from the 1987 level of 1.74 million square yards. The agreement would have allowed 1.79 million square yards of imports last year. Instead, China shipped 1.61 million square yards.
This year, the agreement allows China to export about 1.84 million square yards, a 15 percent increase from 1988 but still within the 3 percent limit set by the agreement.
American Textile Manufacturers Institute President Daniel Frierson said such “overhangs” will allow textile imports to surge 30 percent this year.
“In view of the staggering U.S. and textile and apparel trade deficit, the administration cannot permit this to happen,” said Frierson, chairman of Dixie Yarns Inc. of Chattanooga, Tenn.