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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 28, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Library Sports Ciemson Posts NCAA Victory Page IB A Quick Read Woman Dies Of Burns From Tanning Booth CHICAGO AP A 45yearold woman who had taken medicine that made her skin more sensitive to light died from burns she received hi a tanning booth according to a pub lished report Saturday Patsy Campbell of Portage Ind died Wednesday at the University of Chicago Medical Center from com plications caused by burns she suf fered at a beauty salons tanning booth said Christopher Morris spokesman for the Cook County med ical examiner Burns covered 70 percent of her body he said Ms Campbell had undergone a 25 minute tanning session on May 13 he said The Chicago SunTunes on Satur day quoted unidentified sources as saying that she had been taking psor alen a drug that increases the skins sensitivity to light The drug is most often used In conjunction with ultra violet lamps to treat psoriasis a skin disease the newspaper said Brothers Say Never Planned Voodoo Hex TUPELO Miss AP Voodoo TDiyrder is usually the stuff of paper back novels and Bgrade movies but its shaping up as the fare a real hie court battle for two men accused of trying to use a hex to kill a judge They are ridiculous charges in sists John Henry Adams charged along with his halfbrother Leroy Ivy with conspiracy to commit murder Prosecutors arrested Ivy on Oct 14 1988 minutes after he paid for a faded photograph of Circuit Judge Thomas Gardner HI Gardner had sentenced Adams 25 to 40 years in the Mississippi State Penitentiary on an armed robbery charge a sentence that Adams was serving at the time of the alleged plot Authorities claim the brothers in tended to send the picture and what was supposed to be a lock of Gard ners hair both purchased from un dercover agents to a Jamaican voodoo priest who would cast a death curse on the judge The brothers who have the same mother but different fathers have been jailed in Tupelo awaiting trial on the charges unable to post bonds Weather Mostly Sunny Mostly sunny skies and cooler tem peratures today with a high in the mid80s Tonight and Monday will be clear to partly cloudy Please see de tails on Page 5A Deaths Marjorie Ashley Aiken Martha Ann Eubanks Aiken Eddie Holloway Sr Trenton Charles L McGee Wetumpka Ala Doyle Williamson Jr Augusta Please see details on Page 5A Inside Today Bridge6D Calendar8C Classifieds3D Crossword5D Cryptoquote4D DearAbby8C Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions1D Weather5A PqgelA Economist Hike Taxes To Cut Deficit Aiken Class Gathers For 50fh Reunion 1589 SOS 122 No 127 Missiles Splinter Solid NATO Front By The Associated Press BRUSSELS Belgium President Bush and the heads of the 15 other NATO nations meet this week to mark the alli ances 40th anniversary and set a course for future dealings with Moscows unpre dictable and popular leader Mikhail Gorbachev The East is turning toward the West and is opening up said Manfred Woerner secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization We will not miss the opportunity A dispute over NATOs shortrange nu clear missiles threatened to undermine Bush On Troop Cuts2A the show of unity but Woerner said Let me make it very clear that this summit is not a missile summit Jaap de Hoop Scheffer the Nether lands ambassador to NATO said the al lies need to agree on an overall strategy They cannot pursue completely inde pendent Eastern policies They have to do that in close contact and coordina tion he said But the strategy will likely contain few initiatives that will grab public attention in Western Europe as have Gorbachevs peacemaking promises of major cuts in arms troops and defense spending Bush in keeping with his cautious ap proach toward the Soviets is weighing more moderate moves including a small er US troop reduction in Europe and a possible end to US economic sanctions against the Soviets While less sweeping than Gorbachevs proposals such moves would be likely to gain support in a Eu rope hopeful for less combative East West relations I would not exclude the possibility that there will be some new ideas said Woerner But Alton Keel the American ambas sador to NATO acknowledged Its hard to match Gorbachev in the public imagi nation especially in Europe where his proposals have won him wide popularity The first of the NATO leaders began arriving in Brussels on Saturday with Bush to follow late Sunday after his visit to Italy Prime Ministers Brian Mulroney of Canada and Andreas Papandreou of Greece the latter accompanied by his muchphotographed mistress Dimitra Li ana were among those arriving early for the twoday summit Please See MISSILES Page 6A Jetliner Hijacking Ends With All Safe AP Laserphoto GAME WINNER Chicagos Michael Jordan 23 puts up the gamewinning shot over Detroits Isiah Thomas 11 with three seconds left in Game 3 of the NBA playoffs For the complete story please see Page 1B Suspect Has History Of Mental Problems By The Associated Press MIAMI A Cuban immigrant who es caped from a mental hospital tried to hi jack an American Airlines jetliner to Cuba on Saturday but he surrendered af ter the plane landed at Miami authori ties said The Boeing 727 car rying 157 passengers and crew en route from Dallas to1 Miami was diverted toward Cuba temporarily be fore heading back to its original destina tion The hijacker was armed with a starters pistol and two knives one was COMASBANOg He was identified as Pedro Rene Co masBanos 37 who came to the United States exactly nine years ago Saturday as part of the Mariel boatlift said FBI agent William Gavin The suspect has a history of mental problems most recently escaping from an institution in the Los Angeles area Gavin said adding that the date of that escape is not yet known He has been living since that time in the Los Angeles area and reportedly has a son in Cuba and has expressed interest in returning to Cuba Gavin said Before going to Los Angeles Gavin said ComasBanos escaped from St Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC where John Hinckley who attempted to assassinate President Reagan in 1981 is held ComasBanos was there from 1980 to 1982 Hes a very confused individual not at all crystal clear and cogent Gavin said His mind keeps changing Dressed in olivedrab fatigues and a bombertype jacket the sandyhaired Co masBanos boarded an American Air lines flight in Los Angeles on Saturday morning and then transferred to the Mi amibound flight in Dallas Gavin said After the flight left the ground on its way to Miami he produced a demand note and said he wanted to be taken to Havana Gavin said Speaking only Spanish the hijacker told the flight crew he was carrying a bomb in his briefcase which actually contained a starters pis tol used in track races two pocket knives and a pair of scissors The pilot turned back toward Miami after reporting he didnt have enough fuel to get to Havana which Gavin said was true There was no bluff here this morn ing Gavin said The plane never en tered Cuban airspace Ninety minutes after Flight 1098 parked in a remote corner of Miami In ternational Airport ComasBanos al lowed children to leave the jet and then gave himself up Gavin said All the passengers are off and safe said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jack Barker ComasBanos was charged with air pi racy and taken to the Metropolitan Cor rectional Center in Dade County pending a hearing Tuesday before a federal mag istrate Gavin said If convicted Comas Banos faces a maximum penalty of life in prison Clarks Hill Lake Name Becomes War Between States7 By The Associated Press CLARKS HILL The dispute over what to call a lake on the Savannah Riv er has erupted into a war between the states with Georgia calling the body of water Clarks Hill and South Carolina opting for Thurmond Lake Most area residents still use Clarks Hill a name given the 70000acre man made lake when it was first filled with water in 1946 Tshirts and caps saying Its Still Clarks Hill to Me are for sale at stores in both states A group called Keep Our Lake Clarks Hill is celebrating Geor gias recent decision to restore the old name but still has not given up on get ting the old name restored in South Carolina I dont care how long it takes well get the name restored to the lake said Roy Giles leader of the group With the Georgia Legislatures decision this spring to restore the name its become the war between the states he added Giles notes that historians and resi dents worked 10 years before getting the name of Cape Canaveral Fla restored after it was changed to Cape Kennnedy The local debate started on Dec 3 1987 when US Rep Butler Derrick D SC introduced a bill in Congress changing the name of the US Army Corps of Engineers lake from Clarks Hill to Thurmond Lake in honor of US Sen Strom Thurmond RSC who turned 85 years old two days later The US Senate approved a similar measure on Dec 41987 and by Dec 23 1987 President Reagan had signed it into law No public hearings were held on the change much to the dismay of local residents Please See CLARKS HILL Page 6A Lost Years USC Pacesetter Drifted From Campus To Life In A Heroin Haze By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer COLUMBIA He was the apple of his fathers eye and the doting dad had high hopes his son would bring great credit to the family And there was every indication that Richard Lee Cross a good athlete and a good student would justify the faith his parents had in him At his high school graduation in the summer of 1964 Cross finished ninth in his class at CA Brown High School in Charleston and was headed for the Uni versity of South Carolina in the fall Despite his size 5 ft 7135pounds he was an outstanding baseball player and was hopeful of making the Gamecock baseball team at some point in his college life But there was a dark shadow hovering over Cross 25 years ago It would in a few years overpower him and destroy the hopes and dreams of his parents Heroin had entered Cross life two years before high school graduation Then after a series of culture shocks brought on by racial bias and failing grades in the career path he had chosen the drug became the most important thing in his life Cross is black Being so he found his color a target for hate on the newlyinte grated USC campus It became a burden he could not bear although he now ad mits there can never be justification for allowing drugs to take control of your life no matter the disappointments I wasnt prepared to deal with the ra cial prejudice that I came into on the campus said Cross The school had been integrated in 1963 with admission of its first two black students Cross was in the second group that included a half doz en more Basically Charleston was and still is a black city said Cross about his home town He said because of the port citys racial composition he never had encoun tered prejudice on the scale he found on the USC campus in the turbulent 1960s Today he doesnt consider himself among the pioneers in breaking up the racial barriers in previously allwhite Please See LOST Page 4A Staff Photo By Scott Webster REFLECTIONS Richard Lee Cross remembers how it was V I ;