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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 26, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Miami Upends Notre Dame Page IB A Quick Read One-Time Lovers Tie Knot — 53 Years Later WABASH, Ind. (AP) — Doris Loretta England and Cecil Pegan decided late was better than never for their wedding -- 53 years after their first date. “He’s still the same as before,” the bride said. “He was a real nice fellow when I first went out with him — and he’s still a real nice fellow.” Their wedding was scheduled for Saturday. The two dated for about six months during that initial courtship, when Mrs. England was still in high school. Then Pegan left Wabash County to find work in Muncie and they lost touch. “Everyone was working on farms then,” Mrs. England recalled last week. “He was earning about $30 a month, and went down to Muncie where he could earn $45 a month.” Each married and had three children. Mrs. England’s husband died 21 years ago. Pegan’s wife died four years ago. On June 3, the two met again at a school reunion. Mating Newts Enjoy Official Compassion BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Lovesick Berkeley newts, enjoying official compassion, are crossing a normally heavily traveled road in perfect safety from car wheels in their annual breeding migration. The roadway the newts use through Tilden Park to Wildcat Creek has been closed for the weekend so the little critters won’t be squashed en route to ensuring the survival of the species. Tilden Park managers have been plotting ways for years to keep the newts, a type of salamander, alive and travelers happy. So far, it’s newts I, motorists 0. Officials are considering boring a tunnel under the honeymoon route so the road won’t have to be closed. Weather Mostly Cloudy Today will be mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Today’s high will be in the low 70’s. Partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of rain are forecasts for tonight. Winds will be S at 5 to IO mph. Please see Page 12A for details. Deaths Robert Curry, Trenton Pete Economos, North Augusta Everett Hall, North Augusta Beatrice Aileen Ross, Blackville Broaddus Scriven, New Ellenton Rev. Melvin L. Smith, Brooklyn, N Y. Lillie M. Stevenson, Orangeburg Joshua Williams Sr., North Augusta Please see Page 6A for details. Inside Today Calendar......................................  11A Classifieds.........................................3D Cryptoquote.......................................4D Dear Abby :.....;.......................8A Local Front........................................9A Obituaries..........................................6A Opinions............................................ID Sports................................................1B Weather...........................................12A Page 2A Weapons Plane Crashes In Salvador Page 9A Clemson Ready For Rolling Stones AKB! COprV PUBLIC UBkmi Sunday, November 26, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 298 Miami In Title Race As Bowl Bids Go Out Clemson Accepts Gator Invitation From Wire Reports The Miami Hurricanes put themselves back into the national title picture Saturday night with a 27-10 victory against top-ranked Notre Dame just hours after the Irish accepted a bid to play in the Orange Bowl against No. 2 Colorado on New Year’s Day. The Hurricanes are headed to the Sugar Bowl to face the Southeastern Conference champion. Saturday was the first day bowl bids Gator Bowl could be officially extended to college teams, although most of the pairing had already been settled. No. 15 Clemson and West Virginia, with two losses apiece, accepted bids on Saturday to meet Dec. 31th in the Gator Bowl. Clemson (9-2) beat Florida State 32-24 but suffered mid-season losses to Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Georgia Tech and Duke. Those defeats cost the Tigers the Atlantic Coast Conference championship they have held since 1986. The Tigers buried their last three opponents — Wake Forest, North Carolina and South Carolina — by a combined score of 124-6. Clemson’s last appearance in the Gator Bowl was in 1986, when it defeated Stanford 27-21. West Virginia, ranked 17th in the nation, finished the season 8-2-1. The Mountaineers’ losses came against Virginia Tech and Penn State; they tied Pittsburgh. Here’s how the rest of the college bowl picture looks: ✓ Califoma, Dec. 9: Fresno State vs. Ball State. ^ Independence, Dec. 16: Tulsa Oregon. vs. •'*’ Aloha, Dec. 25: Michigan State vs. Hawaii. ^ All American, Dec. 28: No. 23 Duke vs. Texas Tech. * Liberty, Dec. 28: Air Force, a 42-38 winner over Utah, or Brigham Young vs. Mississippi, which accepted an invitation after a 21-11 victory over Mississippi State. Holiday, Dec. 29: Penn State accepted an invitation after its victory and will play the Western Athletic Conference winner - BYU or Air Force. ** John Hancock, Dec. 30: Despite the loss to Penn State, Pittsburgh accepted a bid and will play Texas A&M. ^ Freedom, Dec. 30: Washington vs. F lorida. Indiana lost a chance to go when it lost 15-14 to Purdue on Saturday. (Please See MIAMI, Page 8A) At The Strut Relaxed Summit Doubtful East Europe To Be Prominent In Talks Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth IN THE SPIRIT: Torie Coartman, 6, of Salley gets in the mood for the annual Chitlin Strut with the proper costume. She was among the 70,000 people enjoying the festivities on a day when the Chitlin was king. Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth CELEBRATING: McNeil Pedens dressed up as Uncle Sam and traveled from Pickens to take part in the Chitlin Strut. For the complete story on the Strut, please se Page 9A. By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writar WASHINGTON — The stunning events in Eastern Europe are expected to dominate the upcoming superpower summit in Malta, although President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev also will be discussing arms control, trade and re-flf * gional conflicts from Nicaragua to Afghanistan. Bush is holding his first meeting as president with Gorbachev, a more experienced summit participant, and his advisers say he is being briefed on every imaginable topic, including nuclear weapons controls and the environment. At the same time, the president has tried since he first announced the session on Oct. 31 to reduce expectations of a dramatic breakthrough — to the point of insisting the Dec. 2-3 meeting isn’t really a summit, just a “feet up” get-together. Dubcek Dismisses Party Shake-Up By GIRARD C. STEICHEN Associated Press Writer PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia — More than half a million demonstrators Saturday scoffed at a Communist Party shakeup and cheered Alexander Dubcek as he urged leaders to resign and make way for democratic reforms. The beleaguered government bowed to some of the protesters’ demands, releasing a group of prominent political prisoners and declaring a willingness to give non-Communists greater power. Also, the entire Communist Party leadership of Prague resigned under increas- ‘The political leadership has lost touch with the people, and the crisis has deepened.’ — Alexander Dubcek ing pressure for reform. On Friday, the nation’s 13-man ruling Politburo resigned and was replaced by a nine-man Politburo containing several hard-line holdovers. Dubcek, the reformer ousted after Warsaw Pact tanks crushed his “Prague Spring” movement in 1968, was shown for the first time live on national television as he addressed a sea of flag-waving, roaring demonstrators at Letna field in northern Prague. It was the largest rally in the nation’s history. “Long live Dubcek!” the people cried. “Dubcek to the Palace!” they chanted, referring to the official residence of Czechoslovakia’s president. Dubcek, who was heckled just days earlier for making what some considered overly cautious comments, unleashed his “This is a first meeting, a time for exploration. It is not a time for detailed arms control negotiations best left for next year’s summit,” he said Wednesday night in a nationally televised speech. In an interview with foreign journalists Bush said he was “prepared to think anew” about reducing U.S. troop levels abroad because of changes in Eastern Europe. However, he added, “we do what we do in conjunction with our allies,” not in private talks with the Soviet leader. The events that serve as backdrop for the summit are momentous — the holes in the Berlin Wall, the changing regimes in Poland, Hungary, East Germany and Bulgaria and fast-moving developments in Czechoslovakia. In Prague, the entire Czech ruling Politburo was pressured to resign in a remarkable weekend leadership shuffle that was continuing Saturday with the largest rally in the nation’s history demanding still more change. In his speech, Bush described his summit message to the Soviet leader this way: (Please See DUBCEK, Page 8A) (Please See RELAXED, Page 8A) Hugo Sweeps Thousands To Poverty By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON — Hurricane Hugo, the greatest natural disaster to befall South Carolina in a century, swept thousands of poor people and the near-poor into a maelstrom from which many will take years to emerge. “Disaster is the great equalizer,” said Barbara Lohman of the American Red Cross. “It reduces us all to the same level, but the poor will take much longer to recover.” “I’m here in the hands of the good man, the Lord,” said Rosalee Johnson, whose home in the rural Hamlin Beach section of Mount Pleasant was destroyed by a wall of seawater that accompanied the storm. “You’ve got to do the best you can. Ifs hard until something comes around,” she said, as debris smoldered in a fire in front of the shell of the building that was once her house. The devastation could push 184,000 South Carolinians into poverty — annual income below $12,100 for a family of four, said Marvin Lare, executive director of the South Carolina Institute on Poverty and Deprivation. That would raise the state’s poverty rate from 16.6 percent to over 19 percent. In 17 of 24 counties declared federal disaster areas, more than 20 percent of the population was living in poverty before Hugo, and that will increase at least IO percent, he said. “Ten percent would be a very conservative estimate considering the damage to homes and jobs, especially in areas where you already have high rates of poverty,” Lare said. “The economic viability of those areas could not readily snap up the difference.” Hugo killed 29 people, destroyed 5,000 homes and did at least $4 billion damage on Sept. 21. An estimated 247,000 jobs were lost, at least temporarily, with the hardest-hit industries those that employed large numbers of lower-income workers such as tourism, forestry and agriculture. For many of the poor, recovery will come only through the good will of volunteers, emergency aid and hard work. Mrs. Johnson, who lives in a trailer donated by a church group, said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been some help, but “they never give you back what you lost.” FEMA says its goal (Please See HUGO, Page sa) ;

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