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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 15, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Super Bowl Is Hillarys Dream Former Strom Thurmond High and USC star Ira Hillary will fulfill a lifelong dream next Sunday when he takes part in Super Bow XXIII as a wide receiver and special teams player for the Cincinnati Bengals Please see story on Page 1B Chriswell Leaving Silver Bluff Clayton Chriswell who led Silver Bluffs football team to seven consecutive playoff appearances and a m state championship in has announced 71 his resignation to take a similar job at Lake CHRISWELL Cjty Hjgh piease see story on Page 1B Also College Basketball Pages 4B 5B Prep report Pages 1B 6B 78 Scoreboard Page 2B fr Quake Survival Story Fabricated MOSCOW AP The sister of a man who claimed he and five com panions survived 35 days in the rub ble of the Armenian earthquake says the story was made up so her brother could get into a good hospital Soviet media reported Saturday The Tass news agency said report ers had tracked down Aikaz Ako pyans sister Julietta who Akopyan said witnessed his rescue Jan 11 from the ruins of his ninestory apart ment building in the city of Leninakan Neither officials nor local journal ists had been able to find his sister or the five other people reportedly res cued with Akopyan They could find no witnesses to the reported rescue At first the sister denied her kin ship with Akopyan but later on ac knowledged that it was she who had brought Aikaz to the Yerevan hospi tal and that he really was her broth er Tass said According to her words it ap pears that on Jan 6 Aikaz requested her to drive him to a good Yerevan hospital and it was on the way to Ye revan that a story of rescue after 35 days was ostensibly invented Tass said The government newspaper Izves tia said Akopyans sister made up the rescue story because she wanted to put her brother in a good hospital It based its report on an interview with an unidentified Leninakan resident who it said was present when Tass spoke to the woman Weather Rain Continuing Today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain Temperatures will be mild with a high in the upper 50s and a low in the upper 40s Please see Page 8A for details Deaths Henry Buzhardt Batesburg Louise Chisholm Brooklyn NY James Gamble Aiken Bessie Hankerson North Augusta John H Neal Aiken Alex Smith Barnwell Please see Page 8A for details Inside Today Bridge5D Business1C Calendar5C Classifieds3D Crossword6D Cryptoquote4D DearAbby12D Local Front5A Obituaries8A Opinions1D Sports1B Stocks2C Weddings6C Weather8A Local Workshop Aids Work Of CCED Sunday January 15 500 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 13 Campbell Targets Three Es For SC By DAVID REED The Associated Press COLUMBIA Gov Carroll A Camp bell has indicated he will once again em phasize economic development and edu cation in his annual address to the General Assembly while adding what he calls the third environment Campbell and staff members have out lined major initiatives for 1989 involving the state budget auto insurance and day care And Campbell has been open about what he sees as the primary topics before the General Assembly this year The three macro issues this year will be the three es economic education and the environment Campbell said on the legislatures opening day last week Campbell is expected to start off Wednesday night with an optimistic mes sage about the financial state of the state There was a tremendous year of The three macro issues this year will be the three Es economic education and the Gov Carroll A Campbell economic development in South Caroli na he announced Friday with a record billion in capital investments by new and expanding industries that created 19000 jobs and contributed to nearre cord low unemployment rates And the Republican chief executive will tell people during the 30minute tele vised address that he wants to share some of the wealth from the economic growth with the taxpayers Campbell will talk about his plan for cutting state personal income taxes by million over four years On Friday he called that the top priority to take care of when we have this growth His proposed cuts in capital gains tax and changes in the automobile insurance pre mium tax would push the whole tax re duction package to million over four years If past positions are an accurate gauge Campbell will tell legislators and the public that a twowage family in which the husband and wife earn a year and have two cars would save if his tax reduction package is adopted in full In addition press secretary Tucker Es kew said the auto insurance reform pro posals Campbell will outline Wednesday would reduce premiums by an average of 10 percent Campbell wants to repeal a mil lion hidden tax on auto insurance pre miums and require companies to reduce rates in a comparable amount And Campbell supports legislation that would require motorists to wear seat Please See CAMPBELL Page 10A Sources Say DOE Report Withheld Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth HONORED Charlotte N Cassels Samuel A Cothran and Tabbye Chavous were named Woman Man and Youth of the Year at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Friday night For details please see Page 5A The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Depart ment of Energy held back for sev eral months a report that conclud ed there was a cheaper quicker and safer way to produce tritium for nuclear weapons than building a new production reactor sources familiar with the report said Friday A copy of a draft summary of the repart obtained by The Associated Presi said a linear accelerator could produce enough tritium to meet all US weapons needs The report which still has not been released was prepared by scientists at the departments Brookhaven and Los Alamos na tional laboratories and the Wes tinghouseHanford Co a depart ment contractor based at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state The draft summary was dated August 1988 a month after the de partment had recommended con struction of two new production re actors and at a time when there was deepening concern about the safety and reliability of the entire weapons complex particularly the tritiumproducing reactors at Sa vannah River in South Carolina The sources who asked not to be identified said Friday that depart ment officials were worried that release of the report would provide further ammunition for critics of the departments decision to build new reactors They also said officials feared the report could cause problems at a time when the department was Please See SOURCES Page IDA Volunteers Gather To Repair Vandalized Cemeteries By DENfSE STUBBS Staff Writer Local citizens and organizations gath ered at two local cemeteries Saturday morning to clean up 125 graves that were desecrated by vandals last weekend Between 75 and 100 people showed up at the Graniteville Cemetery on Gregg Highway Saturday at 9 am to help set tombstones right again and repair brcn ken ones It was just a tremendous turnout and everyone had a good time said Philip A Napier chief of the GranitevilleVau cluseWarrenville Fire Department They were really down on the people who did this It was just a tremendous turnout and everyone had a good time They were really down on the people who did this Philip A Napier The organizations that helped with the clean up effort were Landreth Monument Company Aiken County Public Works Aiken County Detention Center Aiken County Work Release Program Boy Scout Troop 432 Aiken Boy Scout Troop 22 Graniteville Midland Valley High School students Graniteville County Boom Truck Midland Valley Jaycees Midland Valley Area Council of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Posey Funeral Home LangleyBath Clearwater Middle School students GVW Fire Department Center Fire Depart ment and citizens from several cities Also vandalized last weekend was a marble cross valued at which was torn down and shattered from a monument in the Calvary Chapel ceme tery on Church Street Everything was cleaned up by noon and local merchants had donated drinks and food for everyone Some of the older tombstones could not be repaired Napier said but a fund is being set up for dona tions to replace these tombstones Father James Carter of St Mary Help of Christians Catholic Chmvh is asking that anyone that was in the Calvary Cha pel cemetery on Saturday morning Jan 7 please contact the church at 6494777 It is believed the vandals were young people judging by the size and type of footprints Investigation into the vandal ism is continuing As of Saturday night Jan 14 the vandals had not been found Bush Has Style Of His Own AP Laserphoto DIFFERENT Presidentelect George Bush and President Ronald Reagan share a lot of philosophy but they have many differences too By TOM RAUM The Associated Press WASHINGTON From pork rinds to power boats from am workday starts to spurofthemoment shopping jaunts George Herbert Walker Bush al ready is setting a pace and a style far different from the man he will succeed The nations 41st president is a man of aristocratic breeding and downhome tastes He enjoys country music dropping by Sears to buy power tools jogging a mile or two His drink of choice is a vodka martini his idea of competitive sports is a good game of horse shoes his suits are tailormade During his campaign Bush often joked that one of his hardest tasks during eight years as Ronald Rea gans vice president was keeping my charisma in check As Bush nears his inauguration he has exhibited a salty easygoing confidence that if not everyones idea of charisma is at least sharply at odds with the onetime perception of him as awkward in public whiny of voice and wimpy in demeanor Bush still speaks in bursts and with a syntax that is often haphazard He sprinkles his conversation with phrases such as going ballistic and Im not going to get all tense and talks about the drug thing or the Persian Gulf thing Bush Inaugural Will Be CelebrationPage 11D But Bush seems far more at ease with himself now and has exhibited a quickwittedness particulary in his dealings with reporters that seemed to be missing in the past After avoiding regular contact with reporters dur ing his campaign Bush now admits that he relishes the giveandtake of news conferences and has held a dozen or so of them since his election His humor is often selfdeprecating as when a re porter recently began a question Mr Vice Presi dent Do you ever stop to think Not often Bush interrupted Bush 64 said in a recent interview that he shared with wife Barbara upon rising one morning a few days ago a sudden revelation I feel excited about this job Bush has made it clear he intends to be up and about a prospect that must make the Secret Service ner vous and which doesnt make reporters jobs any easier Im not going to be isolated and cut off Say I want to go buy a suit I want to eat Peking duck And I dont want to have to spend a lot of time worrying about Please See BUSH Page IDA ;