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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Prep Teams Enter Playoffs Page 7A A Quick Read Princess Di Swims British Press Frets HONG KONG AP Perhaps the biggest splash of the royal visit to Hong Kong has been the exclusive photos of Princess Diana swimming at a British naval base pool that fetched in a frenzied Fleet Street bidding war The London tab loid Daily Star paid about 25000 British pounds for the series of pictures outbidding about nine rivals Ed PRINCESS DI ward Hung group general manager of the Sing Tao Newspapers said today British reporters flooded the news papers offices after the pictures ap peared in the Wednesday edition of the Sing Tao Wan Pao a Chinese language afternoon newspaper A picture of Diana swimming backstroke covered nearly the entire front page of todays edition of the Daily Star under the headline Di in Peril The newspaper claimed that the ability of the photographer to take such pictures showed gaping holes in her security WWII Gl Says Medal Denied For Religion MILWAUKEE AP A Jewish soldier who says he saved his battal ion by singlehandedly shooting to death more than 500 Japanese sol diers may soon receive the Medal of Honor he believes was denied be cause of his religion Marshaling the support of a US senator an authenticated photo graph taken from the body of a Japa nese soldier and affidavits from two former commanders David S Ru bitsky thinks he has enough evidence to win official recognition 47 years after the deed Rubitsky 72 believes he was nominated for a Medal of Honor dur ing World War II but denied the award because of the actions of an antiSemitic commander Weather Fair And Cold It will be fair and cold tonight with a low in the upper 30s Tomorrow will be sunny and mild The high will be in the low 70s Please see Page 10A for details Deaths Edward M Bailey Modoc HL Braswell Augusta Frank H Crawford Greenwood Nell E Dean Graniteville Wayne Dotterer North Augusta Ollie Mae Drayton New York AL Harman Lexington Ruby C Holson Edgefieid Johnnie Johnson North Augusta James J Lewis Jr Hodges William Oliphant Martinez Timothy S Ramsey Jr Aiken Sim 8 Rodgers Columbia Arthur L Sharpe Blythewood Wilbert White Grovetown Ga Please see Page 4B for details Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar7C Classifieds5B Comics2C Crossword8B Cryptoquote6B Dear Abby2C Local Front1B Obituaries4B Opinions1C Sports7A Television2C Weather10A Page 2A Wholesale Prices Up In October Page 1B Chamber Begins Planetarium Drive Thursday November 9 1989 Carolina Vol 122 No 281 Deng Replaced By Protege In China By TERRIL JONES Associated Press Writer BEIJING Senior leader Deng Xiao ping has resigned from his last Commu nist Party post as head of the powerful military commission clearing the way for his chosen successor to assume undis puted power after his departure Deng 85 was replaced by the protege 63yearold Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin as head of the Central Military Commission The move was approved by the ruling partys Central Committee in a meeting that ended today The architect of Chi nese policy for the past decade Deng has been seeking to make way for a new genera tion of leaders cen tered around Jiang though apparently meeting some resis tance from President Yang Shangkun and his allies Deng who has DENG served Chinas Communist cause for six decades resigned from the partys ruling Politburo and other top party posts in 1987 but is still recognized as the ultimate source of power in the country In a Nov 7 letter to the Politburo car ried by Xinhua he said giving up the last post while still healthy was his lone cherished desire In the letter Deng expressed his confi dence in the new party chief saying par ty leaders had in June elected a leading nucleus headed by Comrade Jiang Zemin and it is now already carrying out its work effectively He said he would now seek to resign from the less important government body whose functions parallel the party military commission which sets policy for the armed forces President Yang 82 was named the party military commissions first vice chairman a job left vacant when former party chief Zhao Ziyang was stripped of all leadership posts for tolerating the pro democracy movement The changes for the moment end the power struggle diplomatic sources have reported between Yang who had been Please See DENG Page 10A Uncertainty Marks Talks With Aquino By GEORGE GEDDA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Philippines Presi dent Corazon Aquino meets with Presi dent Bush at a time of growing uncertain ty over future military ties and other key aspects of the relationship between the two longtime allies Mrs Aquino had a meeting scheduled with Bush today followed by a State De partment luncheon hosted by Secretary of State James A Baker III and meetings with House and Senate leaders She is the guest of honor at a White House state dinner tonight The two main thernes during her visit which ends will be traJt and investment US support for Mrs Aquino remains strong but she is not expected to match the tumultuous reception she had in 1986 when she visited seven months after lead ing the successful fight to depose Presi dent Ferdinand Marcos She so charmed Congress that lawmak ers rammed through a million aid package for the Philippines in record time Since then the mutual confidence of the two countries has been shaken some what by acrimonious negotiations last year over the terms for the continued US military presence in the Philippines Also contributing to the sense of unease is Mrs Aquinos refusal to rule out the possibility that she might ask United States soldiers to leave once the existing agreement on US military bases expires in 1991 Mrs Aquinos ambivalence reflects the existence of an influential minority in the Philippine Bases Under the pact the United States maintains Clark Air Base the Subic Bay Naval Base and four other smaller US facilities in exchange for about million in annual aid The bases employ nearly 79000 Filipinos who earn a total of million a year The four other smaller US Facilities are Camp John Hay Situated in Baguio City 130 miles north of Manila this garrison is used as a rest and recreation station for US military and civilian empEoyees in the Philippines San Miguel Communication Station This facility in Zambales province is part of the Navys world wide operations monitoring Soviet satellite launches and naval activity Wallace Air Station In La Union ffrcviriceo station operates an ait defense and radar suivoillance network protecting the Philippines and US garrisons from attack It includes a Voice of America transmitter that relays broadcasts in East Asia Oponnell Small post in talctprovfnra site of a World War H Japanese prison camp for Filipino and American soldiers taken prisoners in Bataan and Corregidor Performs electronic warfare and communications missions in support of air and naval units Philippines which believes the continued US presence at the bases infringes on Filipino sovereignty Talks on a new base agreement open next month and US officials believe that after considerable wrangling they will conclude with agreement that the bases remain We think that theres a logic that both parties will see at the end That is to say that these facilities do in fact serve the interests of both countries in very impor tant ways said a US official who MarthaP Hernandez briefed reporters Tuesday on condition that he not be identified And I think that will be the compelling fact that will assert itself And I think we will have an agreement The two principle installations are Su bic Bay Naval Base and Ciark Air Sta tion They are considered among the most important US military facilities abroad Please See UNCERTAINTY Page IDA Data Pulls Hugo Loss Together By TRIP DuBARD Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA Top state officials now have in hand the most comprehensive re port on Hurricane Hugos impact on South Carolina yet compiled The 2inch thick report prepared by the state Budget and Control Board provides little dramatic new information But for the first time it brings together damage assessments and response efforts from 25 separate state agencies private relief ef forts and utilities Basically what has happened is that there is so much information bouncing around that there was no one place to go to to summarize that sort of activity said Sam Griswold the boards deputy executive director Nowhere was it all pulled together The report gives a snapshot of efforts through Oct 27 some five weeks after Hugo came ashore on Sept 21 Griswold said Oct 27 was chosen at random Seven copies of the assessment were produced and delivered last week to the five members of the board and its top two staff members A copy was obtained by The Associated Press Officials emphasize that all figures are preliminary and the report itself is ex pected to be updated as more definite damage assements are completed Among the reports findings Estimated damage to South Carolina stands at billion though that will un doubtedly be adjusted once local tax as sessors and insurance companies refine their figures Gov Carroll Campbells Please See HUGO Page IDA SRS Executive Reaffirms Commitment To Safety Performance Goals Set Under New Guidelines By BUDDY WALLER Staff Writer Vowing we will never subordinate safety to production Edward W Pott meyer Jr Westinghouse Savannah Riv er Cos vice president and general man ager of nuclear material processing operations aims to ensure that pledge The Performance Improvement Pro gram offers the means of doing this and involves the total scope of where we think we need to be Pottmeyer said Wednesday He explained that the program pro vides comprehensive evaluation of his di visions operations and establishes per formance goals These efforts will increase safety and efficiency in Savan nah River Sites fuel production chemi cal separations and waste management functions he said Pottmeyer who assumed his post last month noted the multiyear program has a million budget this year and will have million in fiscal 1991 He labels it a global performance improvement plan It starts with examination of all compo nents of his division Pottmeyer said We put task forces in place to evaluate procedures set schedules and allocate resources and personnel he added He came to SRS after five years as president and general manager of Wes tinghouses Idaho Nuclear Co the oper ating contractor at the US Department of Energys Idaho nuclear processing plant Since arriving at SRS Pottmeyer Staff Photo By Scott Webster SAFETY EFFICIENCY Edward W Pottmeyer Jr vice president and general manager believes new performance program will assure safety as well as efficiency has concentrated on analyzing training operations and maintenance in his division He said he will be disappointed if nucle ar materials processing does not reach most of its safety and efficiency objec tives within years One aspect of the program mandates deliberate operations in chemical sep arations Pottmeyer explained this in volves intentionally slowing down pro duction and having technical experts observe and critique the process Through the rigor and discipline of this procedure the separations process can be improved he said Please See SRS Page IDA Bush Readies Nominee For Key Waste Job By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON President Bush will nominate John Bartlett a for mer executive of a Massachusetts based government contractor to manage the Energy Departments highlevel nuclear waste program congressional and other sources said Tritium LeakPage 2A The selection comes amid growing criticism on Capitol Hill of delays in the departments efforts to build a permanent dump for radioactive waste from nuclear power plants Bush is expected to nominate Bart lett for the waste job later this month the sources said Wednesday speaking on condition they not be identified If confirmed Bartlett would fill a void in the waste pro gram that has plagued the Energy Department for two years The current head of the waste management office Sam Rousso holds the job on an interim basis Please See BUSH Page 10A ;