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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Aiken, South Carolina Aiken county pm my Library coming saturday Mil mind Mother s Day gifts last minute ideas for gifts for mom inside half a million Greet Pope Page 2a weather pleasant sunny weekend ahead Page 6a a Quick read backward went the sentences san Francisco a there a a novel Here somewhere buried deep in a Mountain of 10,000 opening lines an Everest of literary lunacy by writers trying to be As bad As they can be and succeeding. And whether scrawled by hand or written on word processors they All vied in the ninth annual Bulwer Lyt ton fiction contest a Celebration of mangled language in the name of a 19th Century novelist. Linda Vernon a housewife in Newark calif., copped the grand prize this year with her mixed metaphors and overdone images san Jose state University English professor Scott Rice announced thursday. Rice the contests originator called Vernon a purple prose a an example of a writer getting carried away with figures of Vernon a 38-year-old Mother of three who a taking writing courses won a word Dexter a. Cartledge North Augusta Keturah e. Dyson Aiken Willie Hall Augusta c e. Hendrix Newberry Susie m Ketron Edgefield b. Marion Smith Trenton Willa Mae l. White Brunswick a. Please see Page 6a for today bridge.8c calendar.8b classifieds.2c comics.7b cryptoquote.4c dear abby.7b local front.1b obituaries.6a opinions.4a sports.9 a television.6b weather.6a Friday May 11, 1990 25c Aiken South Carolina vol. 123, no. 131 committed to you Dail Aiken elementary gets top Honor by Traci Shelton staff writer Aiken elementary school has been named one of the Best schools in the nation by the . Department of education. The school has received the a Blue ribbon schools a distinction a an award that was Given to Only 221 elementary schools throughout the nation. A it is indeed a prestigious award a said Barbara Greenberg an official with the . Department of education in Washington . The elementary school recognition program or a Blue ribbon schools is designed to promote excellence and Call attention to a group of unusually successful Public and private elementary schools. A it makes me feel real Good that our school can compete with any in the nation a said Aiken elementary principal Lynette Rinehart thursday after learning the school had received the award. A we have so much Here we Are proud of a said mrs. Rinehart who will go to Washington . To receive an award from president Bush. Secretary of education William j. Bennett established the elementary school recognition program during the 1985-86 school year. The Road to winning was a lengthy process. The chief school officers of each state nominate Public schools based on a rigid set of guidelines. The number of schools that May be nominated is equal to the size of a states congressional delegation. South Carolina was allowed to nominate six schools. See Aiken Page 3a new Carrier Annex postal service asks for space proposals the postal service is soliciting proposals for space to build the Summerall temporary Carrier Annex within the shaded area of the map at left. Sites along either Side of Boundary streets will be considered. Approximate areas desired Are 9,000 so. It. Interior space 26,200 so. It. For driveway amp parking and 600 so. It. For platform. Staff graphic by Melissa Culp of. Governor candidates Square off in debate by Carl Langley staff writer the two Republican contenders for the lieutenant governorship steered Clear of harsh personal attacks thursday night but Henry Mcmaster and Sherry marts chink continued to spar Over who is the most conservative. Mrs. Martschink a state senator from Charleston and Mcmaster a former . District attorney brought their debate before the Aiken county Republican party. Last week the two took turns firing broadsides at one another with Mcmaster supporters claiming sen. Martschink was a Liberal soft on crime and a deserter of Republican causes. Sen. Martschink responded with complaints that Mcmaster had turned to slinging mud and vowed that it commission 1b stick. She also said two could play the game and promised to come out swinging. But thursday nights debate produced no ruffled feathers. It turned into a rather tame affair with the candidates sticking to such issues As crime and punishment drugs education taxes and the growth of state government. On one Issue both agreed a they Are not in favor of the local option sales tax although Mcmaster chided sen. Martschink for voting to allow a Public referendum in november. Mcmaster dismissed local option by saying he is totally opposed to any new taxes. Sen. Martschink said she holds the see lieutenant Page 3a top government strategists begin airing budget Reform by Kathy Kadane states news service Washington with a White House Summit on the Federal budget scheduled for next week top democratic and Republican strategists have begun airing proposals for budget Reform that they Are Likely to take with them to the negotiating table Down Pennsylvania Avenue. The proposals made before a House panel chaired by rep. Butler Derrick ., show the parties May be very far from agreement. Derrick chairman of a rules committee panel on the legislative process has been quietly holding hearings on the difficult subject of budget process Reform in recent weeks. But after president Bush announced Friday that a everything was on the table a implying the administration might even consider a tax increase a derricks panel suddenly found itself in the spotlight. Sensing a political window had opened congressional budget experts from both parties a including Illinois Democrat Dan Rostenkowski chairman of the ways amp Means committee a appeared to give a preview of negotiating Points they Are Likely to take up with Bush and his budget advisors. Republican sen. Pete Dominici no also appeared before the Derrick panel. As budget committee chairman in the a we be got something broke Here so we be got to fix a a Dan Rostenkowski Republican controlled Senate in the 1980s, he worked closely with Ronald Reagan strategists to Cut spending programs and to Block proposals calling for new taxes. Rostenkowski and Dominici concurred that reforms Are called for. A a we be got something broke Here so we be got to fix it a said Rostenkowski. But there agreement ended. Both proposed major changes in procedure and not surprisingly the proposals seemed to follow party interest. Rostenkowski would repeal the Gramm Rudman budget balancing Law guaranteeing that the democratic con trolled Congress could set spending priorities without threat of across the Board spending cuts. Current administration estimates show that Between $60 and $100 billion will be automatically Cut from the by 1991 budget a constructed primarily by the democratic Congress a if some Way is not found to increase revenues. See top Page 3a Post office looking for Southside space by Philip lord staff writer the Aiken Branch of the . Postal service is looking for a location for a Southside office to House about 15 carriers to service the area said Pool Aster Farrell e. Rodgers. The organization is soliciting space proposals for the facility. The closing Date for the proposals will be june la. A five year lease with two five year separate and consecutive renewal options is required by the . Postal service in order for a property to be considered. The boundaries for property to be considered for the project Are Hitchcock drive on the North powder Shouse and whiskey Road on the South powerhouse Road on the East and Huntsman drive on the West. Existing buildings and plats of land will each be considered for the facility which should be operational by the end of the year he said. If an existing Structure meets the postal services criteria however the facility could be serving the Southside sooner Rodgers said. A right now we Are so crowded that we really can to operate at an acceptable level because of the crowded conditions a he said. Under the proposal carriers serving the City a continually growing Southside and some Rural carriers would operate out of the facility Rodgers said. Customer service however and Post office boxes would not be offered at the proposed Structure. See Post Page 3a Aiken s Rye Dale Plantation to take horses to Market by Carl Langley staff writer taking a Cue from Dogwood stables syndicated racing Paul rothfuss owner of Rye Dale Plantation is going on the Market with a four horse entry for limited partnership owners. A i am a great admirer of cot Campbell Dogwood president and what he has done in this area a said rothfuss about his plans to have Rye Dale enter the syndication business. Rothfuss said his initial venture will be a 35-share Syndicate built about four promising 2-year-Olds now in training at Rye Dale under supervision of or. Chris Cahill. Campbell general partner in a syndicated racing operation that features Kentucky Derby runner up summer Squall is a Pioneer in limited partnership racing operations. Summer Squall this years Kentucky Derby favorite is the jewel in a five horse package. Squall who finished second to unbridled in the Derby returns to the track for the Preakness May 19 and again will be a favorite. Rothfuss said the shares being offered by Rye Dale will sell for $19,407 each. He said a that will be the Only investment an owner will Ever pay. There will be no other Bills to see Aikens Page 3a staff photo by Scott Webster dynamic speaker William h. Gray Iii commencement speaker during graduation ceremonies at Uso Aiken last evening gets an honorary award from Musca trustee Charles f Simons Iii left and rep. Butler Derrick Please see graduation coverage on Page 1b. A list of graduates is on Page 8a

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