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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 8, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina I Sports Shorter Seasons In NCAA Future? Page 8A A Quick Read 'Spud Trust' To Sell Chips In Soviet Union WASHINGTON (AP) - The idea may sound a little flaky, but Ed and Fritzi Cohen and their Russian partners insist they can turn a profit on a joint venture to make “upscale” organic potato chips in the Soviet Union. “What you call a potato chip is almost unknown in the Soviet Union,” said Valeri Perekhvatov, one of two Soviet partners who signed a joint venture protocol Tuesday with the Cohens. “We believe that potato chips are a good snack, especially after you have had a glass of vodka,” he told a news conference called to announce the venture, the Kartoshka Trust, which translates from Russian roughly as the “Spud Trust.” The Kartoshka Trust plans to start small, selling about IOO tons of chips annually, to a very different market than served by the Cohen’s Tabard Farm Potato Chips. Prisoner Escapes For Second Time ROCK HILL (AP) — Investigators were trying to determine if four officers followed procedures at the York County Detention Center the night a prisoner escaped — making the second time flie same man has escaped from the same jail. The department planned to decide today what disciplinary action may be taken against the detention center officers who were involved when Robert D. Curlew, 24, of Maury, N.C., escaped sometime Sunday night or Monday morning. He is believed to have used two hacksaw blades to cut through wire mesh and bars in his cell’s ceiling vent and through the roof. Curlee was was serving a sentence for burglary at the same jail on May 12, when he and two other inmates escaped by overpowering an officer. The two other inmates were later recaptured. Curlee also previously escaped from a North Carolina prison, but details were not immediately available. A pickup truck stolen from a home near the detention center was found Monday afternoon in Statesville, N.C. In the truck were green coveralls, which officials believe belonged to Curlee. Weather Rain Continues Rain is forecast tonight with a low in the upper 50s. Tomorrow will be cooler with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. The high will be in the 70s. Please see Page 6A for details. Deaths Perry Abney Jr., Aiken Eugene J. Carter, North Augusta George S. Chance, Augusta Charles V. Clifton, New Ellenton Wayne Dotterer, North Augusta Albert A. Duncan, Aiken Freddie Essaw, St. Matthews George F. Lucas, Aiken Arnold Polland, Aiken Please see Page 6A for detail. Inside Today Bridge...............................................8B Calendar............................................9C Classifieds.........................................6B Comics.............................................3C Crossword.........................................9B Cryptoquote.......................................7B Dear Abby..........................................3C Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................1C Sports................................................8 A Television..........................................3C Weather.............................................6A AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 435 NEWBERRY ST..A W. ^ AIKEN, Wednesday, November 8, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 280 E. German Crisis Forces Resignations Politburo Takes Blame For Spreading Unrest By NESHA STARCEVIC Associated Press Writer BERLIN — East Germany’s ruling Politburo resigned today at the urging of new Communist leader Egon Krenz to take responsibility for conditions that prompted massive street protests and the exodus of tens of thousands. The official news agency ADN enounced the resignation in a brief dispatch. Eight seats on the 21-seat body had already been vacated in the month since the unrest exploded as the country marked its 40th anniversary. The resignation, which had been expected, came a day after the 44-member Cabinet resigned en masse. Krenz now faces the task of filling the Politburo with people who will attempt to meet some demands of pro-democracy activists while also heeding his repeated admonition that the Communist Party will remain firmly in control. In West Germany, Chancellor Helmut Kohl called on East Germany’s Communist Party to surrender its monopoly on power, approve free elections and clear the way for economic reforms. “With this condition, I am also ready to discuss a new dimension in our economic aid, ” Kohl told a session of Parliament. The federal government in Bonn has several times offered East Germany substantial new financial support if wideranging reforms are embraced. ADN said Krenz “suggested” the Politburo resign “so that the responsibility for the current situation can be made clear.” (Please See E. GERMAN, Page 4A) Black Holds Slim Edge In Historic Vote By DONALD M. ROTHBERG AP Political Writer L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia, celebrating an off-year Democratic surge, claimed a razor-thin breakthrough today as the nation’s first elected black governor. David Dinkins was elected New York City’s first black mayor and said voters had responded “with the voice of hope, here and in Virginia.” The volatile politics of abortion hurt Republicans throughout the campaign and powered an election-day nightmare that extended to New Jersey, where Democratic Rep. James Florio reclaimed the governorship for his party and the Democrats also regained control of the Assembly. Just as significant as the pro-choice political turnout was the extension of black political success in America’s large city halls. I^ed by Dinkins, blacks also succeeded white mayors in Seattle, Cleveland, New Haven, Conn., and Durham, N.C. The main event of the day was in Virginia, where Republican J. Marshall Coleman trailed Wilder by 7,700 votes of more than 1.7 million cast in the unoffi- GOP Wins Contested City Races By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Republicans Michael Anaclerio and Robert S. (Skipper) Perry Jr. were successful Tuesday in defeating Democrat Ronald A. (Ronnie) Maxwell to capture the two at-large seats up for grabs in the Aiken City Council Election. Incumbent Councilwoman Lessie B. Price, a Democrat, and newcomer Republican Eric M. Radford were successful in their unopposed bids for seats in Districts 2 and 4. Only 21.15 percent of the 11,509 registered voters in the city cast ballots in the election. A total of 2,434 votes were cast in the election. The election results are unofficial until they are certified on Thursday. Councilman Anaclerio, who has served six years on council, received 1,526 votes in the contest, 36.96 percent of the ballots cast. Perry captured an at-large seat on the city council with 1,317 ballots. Perry, who received 31.90 percent of the votes cast, served 16 years on the council before he lost the 1988 mayoral race to Mayor H. Odell Weeks. Maxwell lost his seat to Perry by cap- (Please See GOP, Page 4A) AP Laserphoto WINNING HUG' Virgins gubernatorial candidate Douglas Wilder gets a hug from Jeannie Ballies as her husband, Gov. Gerald Ballies, watches. cial, final vote count. With all precincts counted, Wilder had 889,869 votes and Coleman had 882,137 votes. Wilder claimed victory, telling jubilant supporters in the capital of the old Confederacy, “The people of Virginia have (Please See BLACK, Page 4A) Unofficial Aiken Council Results By Precincts H O At Large At Large At Large District 2 District 4 z o (unopposed) (unopposed) LU OC Michael Ronald A. Robert S. Lessie B. Erie M. CL Anaclerio Maxwell Perry, Jr. Price Radford 1 252 220 205 0 21 2 36 127 40 163 0 3 88 86 73 29 0 4 19 201 17 23 3 5 187 152 j 161 , 0 175 6 420 218 348 0 375 16 0 0 0 o o 20 270 119 254 0 0 35 6 8 6 0 0 46 20 6 16 0 0 47 121 $ pf pm 95 :v :y:o I 1 52 4 17 7 0 9 53 63 37 t e* rn J , ■ SKI ' 0 to ii . v '^0:% 62 40 16 42 0 0 TOTAL 1,526 1,269 1,317 * t rn : ^ & * X IO ymm CM 584 Staff Graphic by Melissa Culp New Law Defines Nuisance One Complaint Could Lead To Prosecution By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Community cleanups can start with a single voice of protest if a nuisance ordinance approved by the Aiken County Council’s Judicial and Public Safety Committee Tuesday night becomes law. The ordinance, sponsored by District 3 Council member LaWana McKenzie, Related Stories.....................Pages    1B.2B would operate within the framework of newly approved state laws expanding the police powers of county governments. Basically, the statute would make it unlawful for any person to maintain property “in such a way or to conduct business in such a way so as to be injurious or deleterious to the public health, safety, welfare or morals of the citizens of Aiken County.” Unlike the county’s unfit dwelling ordinance, which requires multiple complaints from different citizens residing within a specific area, the nuisance ordinance, which will get first reading on Nov. 21, takes only a single complaint. “It’s a strong ordinance and a whole new area,” County Administrator W. Scott Barnes remarked during committee discussion of the proposed law. Mrs. McKenzie said, “It allows the community to promote cleanups. It gives them the option.” The nuisance list, according to committee members and county staff, can include everything from nightclubs playing loud music and pornographic video shops to junked cars stored on private property and buildings allowed to fall into disrepair. The ordinance language orders the county administrator or his designee to begin an investigation upon receipt of a nuisance complaint to determine if there is a “reasonable basis” for further exploration of the complaint. Also, it provides that the administrator or his agent can “voluntarily abate the nuisance or correct the sitution,” but if this is not possible the administrator or his agent can bring the matter before the full council. County Council then would instruct a standing committee to conduct a hearing and report its findings. The council can accept the report or schedule another hearing — this one before the nine-member body. When council determines that a nuisance exists, it can order an appropriate department to eliminate it, using what resources are necessary. Any public (Please See NEW LAW, Page 4A)Congress Raises Debt Limit Under Gun Of Default By STEVEN KOMAROW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Congress’ passage of a bill raising the national debt ceiling to $3.1 trillion averts a government financial crisis, allowing the Treasury to quickly replenish its empty coffers and avoid default. The action sets the stage for pressurized confrontations between the Demo-cratic-controlled Congress and President Bush on a range of issues — such as how to stem the tide of red ink that’s led to the nation’s huge debt burden. “It provides momentum,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Leon Pa-netta, D-Calif. Lawmakers will focus on wrapping up some long-contentious issues because “there really is a chance to conclude the Congress before Thanksgiving,” he said. The Senate, by voice vote, and then the House, by 269-99, sent the debt bill to President Bush Tuesday night. He was expected to sign it into law today, increasing the borrowing limit by $300 billion to finance government operations well into 1991. Despite such highly touted efforts as the Gramm-Rudman law, government spending continues to outpace revenue, recently at a rate of $150 billion a year. As a result, the government has been forced to borrow more and more money. The new statutory debt ceiling, an increase from the $2.8 trillion already borrowed, is more than three times what it was at the beginning of the 1980s. The Treasury had said that unless they were allowed to issue new debt, the government would have been unable to pay its debts on Thursday. It would have been the first-ever default by the U.S. government, a calamity for the world financial markets and America’s prestige. The debt bill was passed following days of complex negotiations between the two parties on Capitol Hill and the president’s representatives. As a result of the talks, divisive issues such as Bush’s capital gains tax cut and a move to repeal the Medicare catastrophic illness law were kept off the debt bill rather than risk default. The debt bill did carry one legislative sweetener: repeal of a provision in the 1986 income tax law known as Section 89. (Please See CONGRESS, Page 4A) ;

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