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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Aiken, South Carolina Sunday May 27, 1990 Aiken South Carolina vol. 123, no. 147 committed to you daily the High Cost of housing threat raises new fears for . Hostages a Quick read old train cabooses finding new Homes Danville in. A on a siding near an interstate Highway the old cabooses sit out of service but they re far from the end of their line. Already Many of these Railroad relics have been cleaned painted and moved across the country to serve As quilt shops ice Cream Parlours storage buildings and Motel rooms. A the railroads done to make them anymore a says Don Flynn a Danville businessman who has just five of his original 26-caboose Fleet left at the siding visible from interstate 74. Flynn who operates Prairie states warehouse has the cabooses lined up outside his business with a Telephone number and a for Sale sign displayed for passing motorists. Money giving Bear Delight to Dayton Dayton Ohio a a a a bears with a chauffeur has been giving away Money in downtown Dayton but authorities done to have any idea As to the benevolent Bruins identity. A a White 1955 to Bird pulls on main Street in front of courthouse Square a Guy in the Bear suit gets out and he goes around handing out $1 Bills a mounted police officer Rick shiver Decker said Friday. A a he a been doing it most of the deaths Florence Walker Aiken Clearwater Lillian h. Jackson Wagener Sallie h. Smith North Augusta Lucinda Thurmond Aiken please see Page 4a for today bridge.2f calendar.5d classifieds.4e dear abby.8d local front.1c obituaries.4a opinions.6c sports.1b weather.4a sports South Aiken wins title South Aiken High won its second class aaa Golf championship in four years saturday claiming a 41-stroke margin of Victory at Woodside Plantation. The thoroughbreds David Seawell won medallist honors in the tournament. For the Story please see Page 1b. Weather partly Cloudy High in the 90s Page 4a staff photo by Ginny Southworth under construction new House begins to take shape in Gatewood. Finding suitable housing is becoming a problem in the Aiken area. Boom pinches our pocketbook by Carl Langley staff writer in late 1980 a four bedroom Home in the Deerwood subdivision was advertised for Sale at less than $75,000. A decade later the same dwelling sitting in an area where land and building values Are going up like a balloon in a windstorm carries a Price tag of More than $150,000_ shortages evident.3a the jump in housing costs doubling and tripling in some places a reflects a development Boom throughout Aiken county a especially in the South and Southwest sections of the City. On the Southside today a modest three bedroom House can fetch prices starting at $80,000 to $90,000. Countywide housing costs fall into sharply defined strata with Small older Homes Selling from $45,000 to $60,000 and larger dwellings in the historic District downtown going for $250,000 to As much As $750,000 and $1 million. In the fast growing subdivisions around Aiken and North Augusta housing appears settled in around $100,000 to $120,00, but in sections such As Woodside and hounds Lake $150,000 and up is the Bottom notch on the measuring stick. While the demand for single family and Multi family dwelling units has been climbing in the last five years the county also has seen an increase in the number of Mobile units registered and the growth of Mobile Home Parks. Ten years ago there were fewer than 50 Mobile Home Parks in Aiken county today the count has reached 170 and increasing. Recently an application was filed for a Park that could contain More than 300 units when completed. The housing figures show the county a expansion is an across the Board movement fuelled by unprecedented economic growth. Since the 1980s started and ended the City and county have leaped into the states top to in almost every economic category. While Aiken City has been outstripping larger municipalities such As Spartanburg Anderson and Florence in both single family and Multi family residential units the county has surged to the top in the two most important Money areas. Please see Boom Page 3a staff photo by Ginny Southworth available for Sale sign shows this House a in $100,000 or so Range a available on Cherry Hills Road. Housing values grow appraised values of owner occupied housing in Aiken county $1,066,31 fetal appraised $1,003,105, fetal appraised value $060,234,001 total appraised value 28,084 29,502 houses houses 31,508 32,816 houses houses staff graphic by Melissa Culp staff photo by Ginny Southworth option because they Are More affordable Mobile Homes becoming an option for first time buyers. Beirut Lebanon a kidnappers holding two american hostages saturday blamed the United states in the massacre of seven palestinian workers in Israel last week and vowed to make the United states and Israel a pay the however the statement by the organization of islamic jihad for the liberation of Palestine did not directly threaten to harm the two hostages. In another hostage development saturday Plo Leader Yasser Arafat reportedly said two Swiss red Cross workers kidnapped in Lebanon seven months ago Are alive and he offered to help mediate their release. The arabic language statement delivered to a Western news Agency in Beirut came with an instant picture of . Hostages Jesse Turner and Alann Steen. They were kidnapped Jar. 24,1987, from Beirut University College. The pict Quot showed a smiling bespectacled Turner wearing a Busny Black Beard and a striped Pullover. Steen wore a dark jumpsuit and a Beard and his hair was slightly dishevelled. Both looked straight at the camera. The picture resembled a photograph the group released feb. 23, 1989, showing Turner and Steen along with former american hostage Robert Polhill. On april 22, the same group released Polhill a new yorker and a lecturer in accounting who was kidnapped with Steen and Turner. Turner 42, of Boise Idaho and Steen 50, a native of Boston were professors serving with the .-affiliated College when they were abducted by gunmen posing As lebanese riot police. Eight Days after Polhill was freed another pro iranian group the organization of islamic Dawn released american hostage Frank Herbert Reed 57, of Malden mass., after 3 1/2 years in Captivity. Iranian leaders and their lebanese allies have since complained the United states has failed to respond with a Goodwill gesture of its own. Please see threat Page 3a child care credit Back As Senate debates budget by trip Dubard associated press writer Columbia a working families and their children got a boost saturday when senators agreed to restore a child care tax credit for businesses. The move coming during a rare weekend session held to finish budget work restores a $1.3 million credit eliminated when the Senate finance committee tried to balance the $3.6 billion spending plan for the year beginning july i. A we re not talking about the state providing child care a said sen. Sherry Martschink the mount pleasant Republican who sponsored the restoration. A a we re talking about tax the general Assembly adopted the plan last year after it received support from gov. Carroll Campbell and it. Gov. Nick Theodore. But it was eliminated this year after a Revenue shortfall in the present year and expenses from Hun i Cane Hugo created a budget crunch for the Senate finance committee. The shortfall has led senators to propose borrowing about $36 million to cover expenses stemming from the Hurricane. Both sen. James Waddell a Beaufort and mrs. Martschink argued that some businesses May have already begun making plans for Day care in anticipation of the credit that will take effect july i. A we have an obligation to fulfil this Promise a mrs. Martschink said. Her father sen. Ryan Shealy a Lexington also argued that Good child care could be less costly than the alternative when the children Are grown. A i done to want to pay taxes to raise other Peoples children a he said. A but i also done to want to pay taxes Down at the department of please see child Page 3a caretakers link Viet fallen to families at . Memorial by Vivienne Levy states news service Washington a As tens of thousands of americans prepare to visit the Vietnam veterans memorial in Washington this weekend Volunteer caretakers of the Wall of names Are ready with computer technology to link up friends and families of the fallen. Project a in touch will be officially launched monday. But As visitors begin filing past the Monument Over the Holiday volunteers will be on hand with Laptop computers a Access Points for a growing list of people hoping for some Contact with a person once close to their \ own Vietnam victim. One such person is Danielle Sanville a Young woman from Waukesha wise., who recently came to the memorial looking for her fathers name. A baby when he was killed in Vietnam in 1968, she has spent her life piecing together his identity from photographs and family stories. A in touch has already helped her meet a Man who served with her father. A even though i never knew my father a she said a this association has helped me see him through his friends eyes and help me Deal with the an estimated 43 million americans have direct links with the 58,000 servicemen and women who died in Vietnam. Many make the emotional journey to the somber Wall of names on the capital mall throughout the year. Others write to the friends of the Vietnam veterans memorial asking its Volunteer members to make rubbings of names etched in the Black Marble. A a we be been doing these rubbings at a rate of 1,000 a month a said John Holman himself a Vietnam Veteran and executive director of the friends group. Please see caretakers Page 3a kidnappers vow deaths of 7 palestinians will be avenged by Farouk Nassar associated press writer Chicago bulls break pistons spell Page in

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