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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 2, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina f I Sports /b McEnroe Moves At Wimbledon Page IB A Quick Read LONDON (AP) — The Reformation liturgy of England will flicker briefly in a few hundred of the country s 11,000 Anglican churches on Sunday, the 500th birthday of Thomas Cranmer, architect of England’s historic prayers. At St. Giles-in-the-Fields, off Charing Cross Road in London, a special peal of bells is planned and the rector, the Rev. Gordon Taylor, will use Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer as he does at all services. Taylor is one of the few clergymen of the state Church of England who cling to the old prayer book that appeared in 1549, when Cranmer was archbishop of Canterbury. The traditionalists scorn The Alternative Service Book, written in contemporary English and published in 1980, which was ordered by the General Synod of bishops, clergy and laity ruling the church. The new book has almost entirely supplanted Cranmer’s. Anthony Kilmister, chairman of the Prayer Book Society, which has c ampaigned to keep the old prayers tnt* rnnof rvf OA  __ ?    I i , J* loubi for mast of 20 years, said he doubted whether more than a few hundred churches would remember Cranmer on Sunday Small Planes Left With No Place To Land WASHINGTON (AP) — Owners of small aircraft and several members of Congress are trying to get the government to reconsider a new rule that leaves thousands of planes with no place to land near the nation’s biggest cities. The Federal Aviation Administration said the order requiring altitude signalling devices on all planes flying within 30 miles of the most congested airports “should significantly reduce the danger of midair collisions.” The FAA rule took effect Saturday. But pilots and small plane owners say it will clutter air traffic control screens, effectively bar 40,000 planes from 1,200 airports near big cities, and do nothing to enhance safety. Under the rule, only ( lanes carrying Mode C transponders can fly within 30 miles of the nation’s 27 most congested airports. Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies today with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms and a high in the mid 80s. Mostly cloudy skies tonight with a low in the upper 60s. Tomorrow, partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Please see details on Page 6A. Deaths Alexander B. Barrett, Augusta N J. DeLoach, Aiken Wiley W Justice, Gloverville Laura I. Kendrick, Thomson, Ga. Ruth G. Lott, Johnston James B. Morgan, Greenville Fred Quinn, Buffalo Luther Suell, Greenwood Please see details on Page 6A. Inside Today Bridge................................................ Calendar.......................................... 5C Classifieds.......................................... Crossword......................................... Cryptoquote......................... sn Dear Abby........................................ 4Q Local Front................................ 7A Obituaries................................. gA Opinions.................................... 1D Sports........................................ 1g Weather...................................... 6A fe^WJight Change To Plane OBERRY ^ c 29801 &ikm Sprott Unhappy About Arms Budget j Sunday, July 2, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 1S7 NA Festival Opens Patriotic Holiday By DENISE STUBBS    r—    ■  _ rn Staff Writer Architect Of England's Prayers Remembered A wave of patriotism swept through North Augusta Saturday night as young and old alike raised the stars and stipes, sung God Bless America and watched the colorful crackle of the 1989 Freedom Festival s firework display. Children scampered across the football field of North Augusta High School, moms and dads lined up at the lemonade and concession stands, and onlookers filled the stadium. All gathered to cele-br^e founding of the United States and honor the American freedom enjoyed by every citizen in the country. As the Fourth of July draws nearer, the North Augusta community joined together to eat some cotton candy, sing some songs and show their true colors of red white and blue. Holiday    7A Hie stadium gates opened at 4 p.m. to usher in acrowd ready for entertainment and fun. The festival provided children’s activities and shows, featuring games contests and a flag waving parade for youngsters of all ages. Sponsored by the Greater North Augus ta Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 71, the City Parks and Recreation Commission and the banking institutions in North Augusta, the festival was a successful effort. Even the North Augusta Rotary Club chipped in by providing Coke, popcorn and hotdogs. Following the children’s celebration of fun and games, the U.S. Army Signal School Band struck up some chords and led the crowd in a concert of patriotic melodies. The “First Song” Adult Ensemble of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta, directed by Jerry Matthews, also chimed into the musical celebration by giving a performance of their own. Tile evening was perfect to sit outdoors ith    I    * A  i it geon at University Hospital, reminded the audience that much needs to be improved in this country. The fears of today’s youth reflect the degeneration of much of the American society and the American dream, and it’s up to the “good people” to stand up and make this country as strong as it should be, he said. I believe ifs time for a change in the heart and mind of America,” Dr. Cooper said. “The only way for evil to triumph is for good people to be silent. I believe the majority in this country is good people, and ifs time to stand up and find out what is truly right.” with neighbors, listen to the music and v* A1A1 jp ^ -k. a. -   —a. • a •    aa    — MMI Lucky 14? Tonyc Is Hopeful n , y..    ------- AIA LAO iv CU IU reflect of the opportunities offered by the United States. Speaker Dr. Randy Cooper, chief sur- Dr. Cooper expressed his belief that America needs to better its legal system, families, work force and schools. By LARRY WOOD Staff Writer Tonya Marie Smith is counting on the number 14 being two-times lucky. In her first high school pageant, Ms. Smith was contestant number 14 and the iITm m *ler 8rouP- As Miss Aiken County 1988-89, she is contestant 14 and the last in her group in the Miss South Carolina Pageant. I won trio lugn school pageant,” Js. Smith said. “I hope being number 14 and being last this time will bring me good luck.” Ms. Smith, a daughter of Alfred and Nancy Smith of Aiken, will leave today for Greenville. Monday, she will begin preparing for the final competiton to be 9 p.m. Saturday in the Greenville Memorial Auditorium. ,.,D™.,paSeant wil1 be broadcast on "RDW, channel 12, from Augusta and WIS-TV, channel IO, from Columbia. Featuring a cruise theme, this year’s pageant will be set aboard the S.S Carolina. Melanie Simmons, Miss Aiken County 1989-90, will be in Greenville for the week also, as an observer. Rehearsals for the final night of competiton begin Monday. Tuesday at IO a.m., Ms. Smith will be mterviewed by the pageant’s five judges. The interview will last about seven minutes and will count 30 percent of her overall score. The interview will include questions about curred events, personal interests and standard pageant questions, such as “Who do you most admire?” and “Why do you want to be Miss South Carolina?” (Please See NA FESTIVAL, Page 4A) Abortion Strategy Shifting Next Battleground Could Be In States By The Associated Press BI /IOMINGTON, Minn. — Anti-abortion activists anxiously awaiting a possible Supreme Court decision Monday on abortion rights are gearing up for what they see as the next phase of their campaign — war in the states. The National Right to Life Committee which was winding up its three-day convention here Saturday, is hopeful the high court will, at the very least, return authority to the states to decide whether to restrict abortion. If that happens, there’s a realistic expectation that Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, probably Minnesota and possibly Ohio could be among the first states to consider abortion curbs, said Burke Balch, the committee’s state legislative coordinator. State action on abortion laws would depend on various issues, including timing — many legislatures don’t convene again until 1990 or 1991. “What we’re talking oKntlf lo nrt ___1_ I I .    . ----- MV    iv    tallying about is an extremely lqng, hard struggle here,” Balch said.    • (Please See LUCKY, Page 4A) MMM A    ^    Staff    Photo    By    Ginny    Southworth AIKEN QUEEN: Tonya Marie Smith is leaving today for Greenvile where she will begin preparing for next Saturday’s Miss South Carolina Pageant. here,’ A Missouri case, Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services, is pending before the Supreme Court and a decision is expected Monday. Missouri’s law puts restrictions on abortions and defines life as beginning at conception. Upholding the Missouri law, or even parts of it, could reverse or seriously erode the 1973 landmark decision, Roe vs. Wade, legalizing Centerfold Queen Weds Playboy King iran Miimrwiim whim nn imumi (Please See ABORTION, Page 4A) By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner married Kimberley Conrad 1988’s Playmate of the Year, in an outdoor ceremony Saturday afternoon as helicopters chattered overhead and photographers jostled for a better shot of the Playboy mansion. The 30-minute, non-denominational ceremony took place in front of the wishing well where Hefner, perhaps the nation s best-known playboy, proposed to Miss Conrad. The wedding was heralded by the sounds of trumpets. About 200 guests, including Bill Cosby and Tony Curt*, were on hand when Hefner tied the knot. The couple plan to honeymoon at the mansion. When asked how long, Bjay Turner, a Playboy publicist, said “probably a lifetime.” Miss Conrad already has gotten one of her wishes, with the mansion’s comely entourage politely dispatched from the 5.3-acre Playboy Mansion in the city’s Holmby Hills section. “She’s made it clear that this is her Alcohol, Drug Abusers To Feel Heavier Hand Under New Laws By The Associated Press HUGH HEFNER: have ended. Bachelor days home and people just can’t wander in and out now like they always have,” Playboy spokesman Bill Farley said several hours before the afternoon ceremony. “They must be cordially invited.” As for Hef: “I can tell you with certainty that he is pacing around the mansion with a bottle of Pepsi in his hand as we  id. speak,” Farley sail Hefner passed on holding the traditional bachelor party before the wedding, and Farley quoted him as saying: ~ Bach- •/    WW WU J ll • A-/Cl VI 1“ dor party? I’ve had a bachelor party for (Please See CENTERFOLD, Page 4A) New state laws that take effect around the nation this weekend will make life tougher for drug dealers, rapists, drunken drivers, drunken boaters, smokers and taxpayers. Children get a break in several states that are banning or restricting teachers’ use of the paddle. But two other states are imposing a more diabolical form of punishment on teen-agers: taking away drivers’ licenses. Laws in many states go into effect each year Jan. I or July I, so this Independence Day weekend is seeing a layer added to the mounds of jurisprudence that have been piling up in lawbooks since before the states were united. Taxes are rising in at least five states, and the usual collection of eccentric laws are entering the books in others. It’s now legal to produce caviar in Montana, but illegal for lobbyists to lend their credit cards to legislators in Tennessee. The gopher tortoise has a new and exalted status in Georgia - it’s the Official Reptile of the state. The Chesapeake Bay blue crab is now the Official Crustacean of Maryland, although its only official duty, apparently, is to get eaten. A survey of the 50 state legislatures suggests, more than anything, that lawmakers are growing more desperate about drug and alcohol abuse. Georgia has doubled its fines for most drug dealing convictions — the maximum is now $1 million — and has authorized cities and counties to close or demolish buildings used in drug crimes. Indiana is extending the death penalty to include murders committed during drug transactions. It also is requiring judges to impose special fines on drug dealers and giving police more authority to keep — and use — the property of dealers. “Police were telling us they were busting drug dealers who had a lot of sophisticated equipment, such as mobile phones and two-way radios,” explained Bobby Small, director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. "A lot of the stuff seized ... would be useful to police.” Washington state is enacting a comprehensive, $80 million War on Drugs that includes stiffer prison terms and expanded education and treatment programs. Idaho and New Mexico are imposing taxes on illegal drugs, a ploy that is intended (Please See ALCOHOL, Page 4A) ;