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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Aiken, South Carolina Augen county Public Library sports Strom Thurmond advances Page 9a a Quick read blasted briefcase blamed on paranoia Champaign 111 a window Salesman John Schilawski was calling police to ask about the briefcases he accidentally left at a service Sta Tion when he saw the bomb squad blow one of them open on a television news report Schilawski blamed paranoia Over the War in the persian Gulf. Champaign police spokeswoman Rebecca Hall said a a it a the kind of situation where wed better be Safe than sorry especially with All that fuel Schilawski 30, of Decatur forgot two briefcases at done a Amoco service station monday night he called the station but an employee told him he had caused a quite a ruckus and advised him to Call police Schilawski said he was doing just that when he noticed to news showing police dragging one of the cases away from the gasoline pumps with a rope then blowing it open with a water grenade. Police and bomb experts had sealed off the area to traffic and evacuated the surrounding Block. They a Rayed both cases and detected a suspicious object inside the one they decided to blow up Hall said. Deaths William Ashley Belvedere Ellis Lee Hankerson Calhoun Falls William Isaac Johnson Wagener William c. Moxley Gloverville George b. Raiford Johnston please see Page 8a for details. Inside today Bridge .6b Calendar. 6a classifieds.5b comics .7 a crossword.8b cryptoquote.7b dear abby.7a Horoscope. 6a Lewis Grizzard .6a local front.1b movies.10a obituaries. 8a opinions. 4a sports.9a television .6a weather,.2alettersshare your memories of Roland Windham Aikens City manager for the past 28 years is retiring at the beginning of March. Roland Windham has been an Ai Ken establishment for parts of four decades and Many of our readers have had Contact with him during his tenure Here. We would like to hear of any special memories you May have concerning or. Windham and his service to the City. If you have such remembrances place take a few moments to Jot them Down and Send them to editor Aiken Standard Box 456, Aiken . 29802. Letters will be published in an upcoming Issue of the Aiken Standard wednesday february 27, 1991 250 Aiken South Carolina vol. 124, no. 58 if Catt St amour committed to you daily Kuwait All but liberated godfather of soul paroled after 2 years of sentence by Roddie Burris staff writer Columbia entertainer James Brown was paroled today by the state Board of pardons and parole today from his six year sentence on assault after serving a Little More than two years. The 57-year-old soul Singer was Given his released effective today but must return to Aiken where he was completing his sentence. Under the terms of his release he will have to submit to drug testing and a substance abuse program and will have to undergo drug testing if he wants to go on tour. Brown has served two years and two months of a six year sentence for his december 1988 conviction on two counts of assault with intent to kill and one count of failure to Stop for a Blue Light ten months ago Brown was transferred from the state Park correctional Center in Columbia to the lower Savannah work release Center in Aiken to begin the transition from confinement Back to private life. In addition to counselling youths about drug abuse Brown has also involved in other social service programs at the Community action Center in Aiken. At night he stayed at the release Center. Brown dubbed the a godfather of soul a would not speculate on his chances in an interview last month. But the two time grammy Winner did have some plans if he were paroled visit his ailing father go to Church with his please see godfather Page 12a file photo James Brown entertainer already has plans for resuming his career. Allies seek to encircle Iraq units by John King associated press writer Kuwait City with iraqis shattered occupation army in chaotic flight Allied forces moved today to reclaim Kuwait a capital. On the rain darkened Western front u a forces were said to be crippling iraqis Best troops and preventing others from making a desperate break toward Baghdad. British prime minister John major said Kuwait City was under Allied control and kuwaiti radio reported Allied troops were entering the City in a a Majestic in a delighted to confirm that Kuwait City is now entirely free a major told reporters in London. A there Are a Large number of Allied troops actually in Kuwait City and other operations this morning Are going extremely military officials in Riyadh said earlier that an Allied Vanguard had arrived in Kuwait City but that they not yet consider the capital liberated. However the kuwaitis clearly did amid wild rejoicing kuwaiti troops hoisted the country a colors in downtown Flag Square the traditional site of celebrations on National Day. A Pentagon source said . Marines today secured Kuwait a International Airport. South of the City. Marines in m-60 tanks fought iraqi Armor there on tuesday. Far bigger tank Battles were taking place to me West in Iraq where . Armoured forces were engaging iraqis Republican guard. The allies have reported relatively Light casualties for such a huge operation but they were mounting. The French today reported the deaths of seven american soldiers operating under French command including two officers. That increased to at least la the . Death toll in the ground offensive. The French also reported the deaths of two of their own commandos the first French soldiers to die in the ground War. French forces pushing North into Iraq secured a Small town about too Miles North of the Border and French and . Combat units made their Way As far the euphrates Rives a correspondent Jeffrey Ulbrich reported from the Headquarters of the army a xviii airborne corps in Northern saudi Arabia the 101st airborne divisions air assault units were the first to reach the River linking up later with their infantry. The 24th infantry division mechanized please see allies Page 12a school lines affirmed Brooks contract extended by Larry Wood staff writer North Augusta the Aiken county Board of education rescinded its previous action to Send students from area i to a replacement school for Warrenville elementary in area 3 tuesday night. The Board also approved a motion to extend the District superintendents contract for two years at the meeting held in Paul Knox Middle school in North Augusta. During the hour Long meeting the Board unanimously approved a recommendation to rescind its previous action to develop an attendance zone for the new Warrenville elementary without regard to area lines. The Board also approved that the development of a new attendance zone for the school be limited to area 3 Board member Kay p. Chriswell made the motion to approve the recommendation which passed unanimously. The school which will be located at the Northwest intersection of Pine log Road and How Landville Road will be built for 500 students according to the five year facility plan of the Aiken county school District. The new school is scheduled to open in the fall of 1993. Before the recommendation was approved Board member James a Moore proposed an amendment to reduce the size of the school to 308 students. His motion failed for Lack of a second. Warrenville elementary currently serves about 260 students. At its meeting on feb. 12, the Board approved a recommendation for an attendance zone that would have sent students from area i in Aiken to the new school in area 3. The purpose of the zone was to solve overcrowding problems at Aiken and Millbrook elementary schools in area i and Byrd elementary in area 3. During special orders of business Robert s skipper Perry addressed the Board As a representative of concerned parents of area i a group that was formed recently to oppose sending area i students to the new Warrenville elementary. A we ask for our students our children and our grandchildren to be Able to go to school where they go to Church play and go to boy scouts and girl scouts a Perry please see school Page 3a civil suit latest in squabble Between Salley town officials by Roddie Burris staff writer Salley a in what appears to be a continuing Battle for the political soul of the town of Salley mayor Lester m. Stil linger has been served with a civil summons and complaint filed on behalf of town clerk Nicole Salley. The suit filed in the Aiken county court of common pleas accuses the mayor of a islander and intentional infliction of emotional distress a according to mrs. Salley a Lexington attorney Stephen m. Pstrak. Mayor Stillinger was served with the aint a wilfully diced mrs. Salley Tot reak state Law by writing checks on behalf of the town against accounts he knew held i Suffi civil summons and complaint Frida Pstrak said Stillinger a a wilfully in Dent funds to cover those checks. He further states when mrs. Salley refused to carry out the mayors orders statements were published by the mayor for reasons of a inflicting distress and holding her out to Public Pstrak said the mayor will have by Law 30 Days after being served with papers to give a response to the charges before his office will seek Relief in the courts. The suit might entitle his client to punitive damages against the mayor according to Pstrak. This action came on the heels of a special City Council meeting called last tuesday night in which Council passed unanimously a Resolution directing the mayor to abandon his private office space in please see civil Page 12a economists claim decline in Gnu confirms recession by the associated press Washington the Economy contracted at a Steep 2.0 percent annual rate during the final Quarter of 1990, the government said today. Economists viewed the decline As confirmation the first recession in eight years was under Way. The Commerce department said the decline in the Gross National product a the nations total output of goods and services and its broadest measure of economic health was the deepest since a 3.2 percent drop in the third Quarter of 1982 during the Depths of the last recession. It was the first quarterly decline since the Economy Sank 1.8 percent from april through june in 1986. But that downturn did not extend into a second Quarter and thus did not qualify As the beginning of a recession generally defined As two consecutive quarters of negative growth. The current decline however was widespread including a $19.9 billion drop in consumer spending on virtually All items ranging from cars to clothing. And most economists including those in the Bush administration say the Economy continues to fall during the current Quarter although at a slower Pace. Many of the nations top business economists say the failure of Consumers to resume spending is the biggest threat to economic recovery. Please see economists Page 12a la the past thrives preserved remember when the neighbourhood service station was a gathering place for swapping stories it lives on at Fred Mundyk a grocery and staff photo by Scott Webster service on . 302 Between Aiken and Wagener. The building traces its roots Back to the 1920s. For the Story please see Page 1b. 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