Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 17, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina
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Poll Says Carolina Supports Smoking Ban
COLUMBIA (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of the people surveyed for a newspaper said South Carolina should pass a law to limit smoking in public buildings, a report said today.
The copyright poll conducted for The State newspaper said 84 percent of the respondents favored limiting •smoking in hospitals.
Metromark Market Research Inc. queried 507 South Carolinians, from June 26-29. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
Smokers, who made up about one-fourth of the respondents, weren’t as happy about restrictions on smoking in public buildings. About two in five favored limiting smoking in public buildings.
Several local governments in South Carolina already have limits on smoking in public buildlings. Among them are Richland and Charleston counties and Beaufort, Greenville and Hilton Head Island.
Biologists Tackling Mystery Of Lobsters
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lobstermen are laying three times as much bait and scientists have even tried raising lobster larvae in test tanks, but the harvest of the tasty crustaceans hasn’t increased in 20 years.
Marine biologists from the University of Maine and Bigelow Laborato- i ry in West Boothbay are conducting I a 10-day research cruise next month, and hope their detailed probe of breeding grounds will help explain the inability of lobstermen to increase the annual catch.
The lobstermen, some of whom have volunteered to assist biologists as they map the ocean floor, are hoping the investigation will lead to bigger catches.
Lobster production is vital to Maine’s economy, not least because of its contribution to tourism.
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Vol. 122 No. 170
Apollo: Astronauts Recall Moon Landing
By The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Twenty years after the first moon walk, the Apollo ll crew called for further exploration of the lunar surface and Mars, but another astronaut said a bold new program is unlikely soon.
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins, at a ceremony Sunday commemorating the anniversary of their spectacular liftoff on July 16, 1969, expressed their hopes for a rejuvenated space program.
On Thursday, the anniversary of the landing, they will join with President
Bush for a celebration outside the National Air and Space Museum in Washington,
There, Bush will deliver a speech on space policy. Some are pressing him to announce a return to the moon, while others are pushing for an exploration to Mars. Many scientists are suggesting a joint U.S.-Soviet exploration for either option.
Bush said in Paris on Sunday he was weighing different ideas.
At Cape Canaveral, Armstrong, told 6,000 flag-waving space workers and their families Sunday that they should “allow ourselves just a touch of pride, a
Staff Photo By Scott Webster
COOLING OFF: Christopher Clark, 2, cools off with a soft drink on a recent hot day. The Graniteville youngster was caught in this pose while playing around the gas pumps at Breezy Hill Curb Market, where his mother works.
Ethnic Limit At University Triggers Riot
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW — Riots broke out in the republic of Georgia after authorities said they would limit an ethnic minority’s enrollment at a university, Tass said. Eleven people were reported killed and scores injured.
The official Soviet news agency said police and troops were called in and and had the situation under control.
The fighting broke out Saturday night and lasted into the early Sunday hours in the Black Sea city of Sukhumi, capital of the Abkhazian Autonomous Republic, Tass said.
Said Tarkil, ideology secretary for Abkhazia, said Abkhazians were protesting a decision by the Georgian government to restrict the number of Abkhazians at the city’s branch of Tbilisi State University.
Abkhazians, outnumbered by both Georgians and Russians in their homeland, have protested alleged discriminia-tion in the past.
Georgia also decided to separate the Sukhumi branch from the other campuses, Tarkil said in a telephone interview from Sukhumi, 900 miles south of Moscow.
“The Abkhazian side is against this. It is inadmissable to divide a university according to nationalities,’’ Tarkil said, adding that a commission from the national parliament also opposed the division of the university.
Tarkil said that the fighting raged over a large part of the city and involved not only students, “but all segments of the population.”
The Tass report said “measures are being taken to render help to those wounded, to restore public order and tranquility. The situation is now being controlled by police and troops of the Interior Ministry,” which runs the national police force.
Tass said ll people died and 127 were hurt. It did not specify the nationalities of the victims or give their names.
“In the clashes, stones, sticks, firearms and cold steel were used,” said a joint report by Tass and its Georgian affiliate Grunzinform.
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touch of satisfaction, that we were participants and witnesses to the birth of a new human era.”
He said historians in future centuries will identify the 20th century “as the time when the human species broke the bonds of gravity that had heretofore bound them to this planet.”
In brief remarks, Aldrin, who walked on the moon with Armstrong, and Collins, who remained in lunar orbit in the command ship, looked to future space exploration.
“One of these years, and I hope it won’t be too long, this country will decide to press on again far out into space, perhaps
to the planet Mars,” Collins said.
Aldrin said NASA’s Freedom space station, to be assembled in orbit in the mid-1990s, should serve as a stepping stone to a manned lunar base and human flights to Mars.
He called President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to the moon landing goal 28 years ago “a starter’s gun for our pioneering giant leap for mankind.”
“We’re not yet ready for that go again. But perhaps we are at the starting line, prepared to take our marks or get set,” Aldrin said.
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Bush Would End East-West Split
By The Associated Press
LEIDEN, Netherlands — President Bush rang the curtain down on his European odyssey today vowing to end East-West divisions and predicting that “ultimately, whatever the odds, freedom will succeed.”
Bush spoke hopefully of the prospects for political and economic reforms throughout Eastern Europe in a speech prepared for delivery in this historic North Sea city where Rembrandt worked, Hugo Grotius formulated theories of international law and the Pilgrims sought exile before sailing for the New World.
“The challenge we face is clear,” Bush said. We mu st work together toward the day when all of Europe, East and West, is free of discord, free of division.”
Bush arrived in the Netherlands, the last stop on his 10-day European tour, after visiting Poland and Hungary and attending economic summit talks in Paris, where the seven richest industrial democracies received a proposal by Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev for integrating the Soviet economy with that of the West.
Saying that dramatic changes were under way in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, Bush cited Gorbachev’s letter as “only the latest example of the Soviets’ moving in our direction.”
Tracing the rebuilding of Western Europe from the rubble of World War II, he said that “the ‘other Europe’ — the Europe behind the wall — endured four decades of privation and hardship, persecution and fear.”
“Today that ‘other Europe’ is changing. The great wheel is moving once more. Our time is a time of new hope — the hope that all of Europe can now know the freedom the Netherlands has known, that America has known, that the West has known.”
“Our hope is that the unnatural divi-
Broad Plans, No Details From Summit
By The Associated Press
PARIS — The world’s seven industrial giants agree on broad plans to clean up the global environment, fight drug trafficking and ease the debt burden of poor nations, but they are leaving it to others to fill in the details.
President Bush and the other leaders Sunday ended their two-day summit earlier than expected and congratulated themselves on how well they had worked together.
“The summit, in my view, was a clear success,” Bush told reporters at a news conference on the manicured grounds of the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris.
Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mul-roney, attending his fifth conference, said it was “the one that achieved the
largest degree of consensus.”
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sion of Europe will now come to an end, that the Europe behind the wall will join its neighbors to the West, prosperous and free,” said Bush, making the first visit to the Netherlands by any American president.
He said Poland and Hungary are moving at the forefront of political and economic reform, traveling farther over the past year than anyone in the West once thought possible.
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Bat-Winged B-2 Decides Fate With Maiden Flight
By The Associated Press
PALMDALE, Calif. - The $500 million stealth bomber roared into the air for the first time today, soaring above the Southern California desert on a flight that could decide whether the batwinged aircraft lives or dies.
The B-2, designed to evade enemy radar, was arrayed with reflective material to allow test personnel to keep track of the plane and its two pilots during the 2Ms-hour flight.
The simster-looking, black jet raced down an 11,000-foot runway at the secretive Air Force Plant 42 and lifted off at 6:37 a.m., with two F-16 fighter jets giving chase through the still and cloudless desert sky.
The plane’s landing gear remained down, as is standard practice on test flights in case of malfunctions. The B-2 was to fly to nearby Edwards Air Force Base after performing test maneuvers over the Mojave Desert.
The plane taxied out of Plant 42, the Air Force’s primary research and development facility, located in the desert 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.
The stealth bomber’s only previous flights have been on a computer flight simulation; Air Force and Northrop of
ficials say no other aircraft has been tested more thoroughly without having been flown.
The flight was seen as vital for the future of the bomber, which is already 18 months behind schedule. At a budgeted price of $500 million each — the Air Force wants 132 of the planes — it is the most expensive plane in history.
A key congressional committee has voted to withhold further funding until the plane proves itself in the air.
As the plane took off this morning, the “Star Spangled Banner” was sung on the runway by Ahs Clausen, a member of the staff of a local cable TV station. Air Force Capt. Tess Taft unfurled the Stars and Stripes, which was held by a tearful Linda Tokish.
“It feels great. It feels just fantastic.
A lot of work has gone into this. Millions of man hours, with people working seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We feel just great,” said Air Force Col. Douglas Kennett.
“It feels great, I was speechless. I was overcome with emotion. I was so thrilled when I saw the wheels go up. I’m just so excited to know that it’s up there now and I pray that it lands safely,” Taft said.
“This represents the technology of tomorrow,” said Maj. Pat Mullaney.