Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 3, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina
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Fly The Flag Right On Independence Day
On July 4th, American flags will be showing their colors throughout the
Flying the stars and stripes should be done with honor, and all flag wavers should know the rules of the
U.S. Flag Code. This code was passed by Congress in 1942 giving rules for honoring and displaying the flag.
If you plan to hang an American flag in honor of Independence Day, here are the basic rules of flag flying:
k' The flag should be displayed outdoors only in good weather. The flag is not normally flown between sunset and sunrise, but if it is, it should be spotlighted.
^ The flag should be hoisted quickly but lowered slowly. As it is lowered, is should be gathered and folded, and never be allowed to touch the ground.
^ If the U.S. flag is flown with other flags, it should fly above any state or organization’s flag, but it should be flown even with flags of other nations.
* A flag placed on a building should be placed, top first, on a staff or rope away from the building.
^ A flag placed on a wall should hang flat against the wall with the stars on the left.
^ A flag on a speaker’s platform should be placed on the speaker’s right. A flag placed off a platform should be placed to the right of the audience.
^ A flag may be tied to the antenna of a car, but should not be draped over the car.
^ After the flag is lowered and gathered, it should be folded and put away. If it is permanently attached to its staff, it should be wrapped around the staff and covered. Otherwise, it should be removed from the staff and folded.
^ The military fold of the U.S. flag is done as follows: fold the flag twice lengthwise. Then, beginning at the stripe end, fold the flag in triangles until the entire flag is folded into a compact triangle.
^ A flag that is no longer in good condition should be destroyed, preferably by burning it.
Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for tonight with a 50 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms. The low will be in the 70s. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms.Deaths
John V. Corley, Aiken
George Culbertson, Williston
Glinn R Dixon Jr., North Augusta
Anna J. Harrison, Aiken
John B. May, Aiken
Louise Hinton Metts, North Augusta
Louise H. Motes, Laurens
Della H. Niblett. Aiken
Samuel R. Poliakoff, Atlanta
Eva W. Thompson, North Augusta
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Monday, July 3, 1989
Aiken, South Carolina
Vol. 122 No. 158
Tough Soviet Postwar Diplomat Dies
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW — Andrei A. Gromyko, the tough-negotiating former foreign minister who survived five Kremlin leadership changes and weathered the dramatic turns of East-West relations in a half-century of public life, has died at age 79.
Soviet news reports said the grimfaced Gromkyo, who oversaw Soviet foreign policy for 28 years, died Sunday.
The cause of death was not announced, but a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday that Gromyko had been hospitalized after surgery for a vascular problem — heart or circulatory system — that was not further identified.
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced the death to the Supreme Soviet legislature today.
“The deputies at the session, with a minute of silence, paid homage to the memory of the outstanding government and party leader,” Radio Moscow said.
The official Tass news agency said Gromyko was “one of the major Soviet diplomats and statesmen of the senior generation” and added that the country Tost one of its most prominent leaders.”
There was no immediate announcement of funeral plans.
As a diplomat, ambassador and foreign minister, Gromyko helped forge the Sovi-et-American World War II alliance, joined in drafting the U.N. Charter and sat in on superpower talks that shaped the face of the modem world.
Gromyko survived several purges and outlasted Soviet leaders Nikita Khru
shchev, Leonid I. Brezhnev, Yuri V. Andropov and Kostantin U. Chernenko. He served as Soviet ambassador to the United States, Britain and the United Nations, which he helped found.
Tass once said he took part in “the most important foreign political developments of our time.”
After Gorbachev rose to power in March 1985 and revamped the leadership, Gromyko was gradually eased into retirement.
He was replaced as foreign minister that summer by Eduard A. Shevardnadze, a newcomer to foreign affairs, and named to the then largely ceremonial post of president.
(Please See TOUGH, Page 7A)
ANDREI A. GROMYKO: Survived five leadership changes.
Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth
NICE DAY FOR BOATING: Enjoying the water and the weather on a pleasant afternoon recently are Falana (left) and Henry Steadman. They were taking advantage of the recreational facilities at Aiken State Park.
U.S. Protests Apartment Attack
By The Associated Press
BEIJING — The U.S. Embassy filed a protest today over what it called a premeditated army attack on the apartments of American diplomats and other foreigners two days after clearing the city center of student protesters.
The move was likely to further worsen relations already made tense by U.S. criticism of China’s violent suppression of the pro-democracy movement.
Also today, two Taiwanese reporters said a colleague was taken
away by security forces after he reportedly met with fugitive student leader Wang Dan. The reporters said they feared Wang also was arrested.
U.S. Embassy spokesman Sheridan Bell said Embassy Charge d’Affaires Raymond Burghardt delivered the note of protest about the shooting incident to the Foreign Ministry, which did not immediately respond.
Chinese soldiers fired hundreds of bullets into the Jianguomenwai apartment compound on June 6, a day after the State Department
said the U.S. Embassy had given refuge to two Chinese dissidents, Fang Lizhi and his wife, Li Shuxian.
A U.S. Embassy report on the shooting charged it was premeditated but did not link it to China’s anger over U.S. protection of Fang and Li.
The United States filed one protest shortly after the shooting. The new protest challenges for the first time the Chinese account that the soldiers were responding to sniper
(Please See U.S., Page 7A)
States To Get More Control On Abortions
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today cut back significantly women’s constitutional right to abortion, giving states far greater power to limit abortions. The court, ruling on one of the most contentious issues of the decade, stopped short of reversing its 1973 decision legalizing abortion.
In splintered voting, the justices restored key provisions of a Missouri law that a lower court had invalidated for unduly interfering with women’s constitutional right to abortion.
Today’s ruling is a significant setback for abortion rights advocates because other states now may follow Missouri’s lead.
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“This Supreme Court’s decision is a major setback for women,’ said Judith Lichtman, president of the Women’s Legal Defense Fund. “The decision is an open invitation for antichoice groups to bring more cases and for state legislatures to
Sass anti-choice legislation which the court can use to overturn toe v. Wade.”
But a majority of the justices said they were unwilling, in this case, to overturn or even reconsider the court’s landmark, 16-year-old decision in Roe vs. Wade.
The court also said it will review in its next term, which begins next October, two additional abortion cases in which Roe vs. Wade is under attack.
“It chips away. There will be three more cases next fall,” National Organization for Women president Molly Yard said. “They will chip away some more. Pretty soon nothing much will be left for a woman in controlling her reproductive life.”
“This is war against women,” she said.
In it, the court said women have a constitutional right, based on their right to privacy, to seek and obtain abortions.
The Roe vs. Wade ruling said a woman’s decision to have an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy must be left to her and her doctor. It said states may regulate abortions during the second trimester only to protect the woman’s health, and may take steps to protect fetal life in the third trimester.
State authority to regulate abortions after the first trimester was not made absolute, however.
In another significant ruling, the Supreme Court said some government-sponsored religious displays are permissible as long as they do not have “the effect of promoting or endorsing religious beliefs.”
By a 5-4 vote, the court said displaying a Christmas nativity scene inside the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh violates constitutionally required separation of church and state because it appears to endorse Christian principles.
Bush Gets An Early Start On July 4th Celebration
Keep The Fun In Fireworks
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — If this year has a typical Independence Day, thousands of Americans will finish their celebration at hospital emergency rooms being treated for fireworks injuries.
Despite laws banning or restricting fireworks in most states, as many as 10,000 people require medical care for fireworks injuries every year, a large share on the Fourth of July, according to the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Last year children received more than half of all fireworks injuries, with eye damage a particularly severe problem, according to Frank J. Carlomagno of the Virginia chapter of the National Society to Prevent Blindness.
“No fireworks are safe in children’s hands. Even sparklers can cause burns
to the eye and can easily ignite clothing,” said Carlomagno.
A prime factor in children being hurt by fireworks is lack of adequate adult supervision, he said.
The federal safety agency and the American Pyrotechnics Association join in stressing the need for adult supervision whenever fireworks are used.
“Do not allow younger children to play with fireworks under any circumstances,” warns the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Children do not realize the potential danger and, if an accident does occur, they do not know how to react correctly, the commission said.
If older children are allowed to use fireworks, adult supervision is still needed. Running and other horseplay
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By The Associated Press
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - President Bush is getting the jump on the Fourth of July by treating his neighbors to a fireworks display tonight, during a holiday trip marked by a marathon of sporting activities.
“I’m tired,” Bush, 65, confessed after a day of jogging, tennis, swimming, fishing, golf and then more fishing on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the vacation White House today was anxiously awaiting fireworks of another sort from the Supreme Court.
Fitzwater said a statement would be issued in Bush’s behalf if the court issued a ruling today on whether it will allow states to limit or outlaw the right to abortion.
Bush said Sunday he regretted the decision of Adm. William J. Crowe to step down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September.
“Very candidly, I’d like to have had him stay,” Bush told reporters on the golf course. “He did an outstanding job and is doing an outstanding job.”
Crowe announced his decision Sunday
on NBC-TV’s “Meet the Press.”
Hundreds of people were expected to line the shoreline of this oceanside resort to watch the Bush fireworks this evening, to be set off from his six-acre compound on Walker’s Point by the same company that did the 1986 Statue of Liberty fireworks in New York Harbor.
Presidential press secretary Marlin Fitzwater said an anonymous donor helped subsidize the $20,000 display by the New Castle, Pa., company of pyrotechnics specialist George Zambelli. Zambelli has said he expects to set off two tons of aerial explosives in the 15-
(Please See BUSH, Page 7A)