Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina
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Governor To Veto Deer Season Delay
CHARLESTON — Efforts to delay the start of the deer season have apparently been in vain as Gov. Carroll Campbell says he will veto a bill designed to do just that, a spokesman said.
The proposal was passed by the General Assembly before adjourning June I, but Campbell spokesman Tucker Eskew said Thursday if the bill is formally ratified when the General Assembly reconvenes on June 19, the governor will veto it.
“It is the governor’s intent to veto that bill,” Eskew said. “It was not one that we pushed and didn’t really know about it until recently.”
The bill was introduced by State Rep. Thomas N. Rhoad, D-Bamberg; Speaker of the House Robert J. Shebeen, D-Chester; William N. Cork, R-Beaufort; and Marion P. Carnel!, D-Greenwood. It would establish a Sept. I opening for deer season throughout most of the state.
Deer season in 28 Lowcountry counties has traditionally opened on Aug. 15.
Alcohol, Aging Effect Needs More Research
ATLANTA (AP) — Small amounts of alcohol may help older people, but a government workshop says alcohol abuse can worsen diseases of the aging, particularly heart disease.
More research is needed into the relationship between alcohol and cardiovascular disease, especially as the population ages, the workshop said in a report. Heart disease is the most common killer of Americans 65 and older.
The recommendations from the Surgeon General’s Workshop on Health Promotion and Aging were published Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control.
It noted that between 1950 and 1980 the number of Americans 65 and older increased from 12.5 million to 25.5 million, with the largest increase in the 85-and-older group. The percentage of Americans older than 65 is 12 percent now and will be 21.1 percent by the year 2030, the report said.
The effects of alcohol abuse on the elderly range from physical and mental impairment to a worsening of some chronic illnesses.
Chance Of Showers
Today will be cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tile high will be in the mid-80s and the low will be in the 70s. Saturday will be partly cloudy. The high will be in the 80s and the low will be in the mid-60s. Please see details on Page 8A.Deaths
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Friday, June 9, 1989
Aiken, South Carolina
Vol. 122 No. 138
Bush Says China Must Recognize Right Of Dissent
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Bush refuses to fix blame for the massacre in Beijing but says it would be “extraordinarily difficult” to have ties with anyone responsible for the bloodshed.
Bush, in the first prime-time news conference of his presidency, said Thursday night that the United States won’t have normal relations with China until the government there recognizes demands for democracy.
Despite a military crackdown that
Wholesale Prices Snap 2-Month Lull
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Wholesale inflation came roaring back in May after a two-month lull, rising a steep 0.9 percent, the government said today.
The rise in the Labor Department’s Producer Price Index primarily reflected higher prices for cars, fresh vegetables and gasoline.
For the first five months of the year, wholesale inflation for goods one stop short of the retail level was running at a 9.4 percent annual rate, more than double the 4 percent rise in 1988 and quadruple the 2.2 percent 1987 gain.
The index’s performance troubled economists earlier this year, when it soared 1.1 percent in January and 0.9 percent in February. But moderate rises of 0.4 percent in both March and April were seen as a sign that inflation had retreated.
In advance of today’s report, many economists wvre predicting a moderate-to-brisk 0.5 percent gain. The sharply higher actual number could disturb financial markets, which have been rallying in recent weeks on evidence that the overheated economy is cooling enough to produce lesser price pressures.
Energy prices in May rose 3.3 percent, a steep increase but less than half April’s 30-month record of 7.2 percent. For the past six months, energy prices have surged 43.3 percent.
In May, the increase was propelled by a 5.2 percent jump in gasoline prices, which followed a 13.4 percent jump in April.
killed hundreds if not thousands of people in Beijing, Bush emphasized Thursday night that he wants to “preserve the relationship” with China.
But for that relationship to be normal, he sad, “it will take a recognition of the rights of individuals and respect for the rights of those who disagree.”
He said, ‘‘I don’t want to pass judgment on individual leaders but I want to make very clear to those leaders and to the rest
of the world that the United States denounces the kind of brutality that all of us have seen on our television.”
Pressed on whether he could ma in tin relations with anyone who ordered the firing on unarmed students, Bush said, “It would make it extraordinarily difficult.”
Bush answered questions at the televised news conference for 33 minutes. He appeared relaxed and confident, joking at times with his interrogators and expressing pleasure when a reporter wished his wife, Barbara, happy birthday
Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth
COLORFUL WORK: City horticulturist Helen Bevier shows some of the tree roses in the new formal rose garden at Rye Patch. It and the water rill are finished except for final touches. Please see details on Page 1B.
Rain From Deadly Storm Helps Aiken
From Staff and Wire Reports
Tornadoes brought destruction and five deaths to Florida and Louisiana, but Aiken area farmers got good news this week in the form of heavy rains.
“This has been an excellent whole week. We had been getting into a (rain) shortage,” Steve Meadows, Clemson University Extension agent in Edgefield County, said this morning.
The deluge has especially helped soybeans, planted only a few weeks ago, and com, which needs rain now to produce good ears in late July, Meadows said.
Rains may be slowing wheat and barley harvesting, he said, but the benefit to crops in general outweighs that inconvenience — particularly if a hot, dry July is in store.
Meadows said this week’s rainfall totals have varied throughout the area,
usually in the 1.5 to two inch range. “I’d say everybody’s got at least an inch,” he said.
Officials in Florida and Louisiana today mourned five people killed in storms but said they were lucky that powerful twisters blasting out of Gulf thunderstorms hadn’t caused more fatalities.
(Please See RAIN, Page 6A)
on her 64th.
Bush took the opportunity to say the first lady was “doing just fine” after treatment for a thyroid problem.
On other matters, Bush:
✓ Said h opposed public disclosure of people who test positive for AIDS. “There is a certain right to privacy that we should respect,” he said, adding, however, that people who test positive should inform their doctors and sexual partners.
(Please See BUSH, Page SA)
Beijing Sputters To Life
Hard-Liners Plan Harsh Crackdown
By The Associated Press
BEIJING — Gas stations opened and food was more plentiful in Beijing markets today, but the calm was tempered by signs that China’s hard-line rulers planned a crackdown on dissidents and leaders of the movement for democratic reform.
City buses rolled past the tanks on Tiananmen Square for the first time since the military invasion began Saturday. There were no reports of soldiers firing on crowds.
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Chinese Red Cross officials estimate 3,600 people were killed and 60,000 injured in the assault, according to a Chinese group in West Germany, the Union of Chinese Students in the Federal Republic. The government says 300 people, mostly soldiers, were killed; Chinese and diplomats say up to 3,000 died.
China’s turmoil, which started almost two months ago with the largest pro-de-mocracy demonstrations in history and climaxed with the military attack, appeared to be entering a new stage of political repression.
A Chinese source today said police made arrests in at least one apartment complex. The government has reported only arrests of people allegedly caught trying to set fire to buses or engaged in other violence.
Propaganda efforts intensified as newspapers reappeared on the streets proclaiming new martial law orders. Hie orders, issued Thursday, denounced student and worker protest leaders as “important members of the counterrevolutionary turmoil” and ordered them to
(Please See NEW FEARS, Page 6A)
Salk Encouraged By AIDS Research
OFFERS HOPE: Dr. Jonas Salk offers opinion on experimental vaccine.
By The Associated Press
MONTREAL — Dr. Jonas Salk’s report that an experimental vaccine eliminated AIDS infection in two chimpanzees demonstrates treatment for the deadly disease is possible, but scientists say it is only one of several promising findings.
“These are the beginnings of progress we didn’t have a year ago,” said Dam Bolognesi of Duke University, a leading authority on AIDS vaccine research.
Speaking Thursday at the Fifth International Conference on AIDS, Bolognesi said researchers at the New England Primate Research Center had blocked an AIDS-like infection in monkeys.
And researchers at Repligen in Cambridge, Mass., working with Bolognesi and others, showed that antibodies to a tiny portion of the AIDS virus’s outer sur-face could prevent infection in chimpanzees.
Much of the attention at the conference focused on Salk, developer of the first polio vaccine in the 1950’s. Salk himself said, however, that his research did not constitute a breakthrough.
“We’re on a path we think is worth pursuing,” Salk said. “We haven’t reached the end of it... We’re still in the exploratory phase.”
Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Can-
System For Reporting AIDS Flawed On Racial Data, Extent In Midwest
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A system used by federal agencies significantly underestimates the number of Americans with AIDS and distorts the proportion of whites and minorities who have the disease, a University of Chicago study concludes.
In a study published today in the journal Science, a survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago says estimates by the federal Centers for Disease Control do not accurately reflect racial distribution of AIDS, nor the true extent of the
epidemic in the Midwest.
Edward O. Laumann of the University of Chicago said the distortion occurs because affluent whites can afford to be treated discreetly by physicians who do not officially report the disease. Also, he said, some data collection agencies are slow to compile reports and misfile others.
The CDC makes its estimate based on cases reported to official agencies. An undercount or a failure to report cases could seriously affect the CDC estimate, Laumann said in a telephone interview
(Please See SYSTEM, Page 6A)
cer Institute, one of the discoverers ot the AIDS virus, said Salk’s vaccine could probably never be given to people who had not already been infected by the AIDS virus.
The reason, he said, is that the vaccine
is made of killed — but mostly intact — AIDS virus.
“Who would take it? Who’s going to guarantee that every virus particle is
(Please See SALK, Page 6A)