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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 28, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Page 2A Page IB Edgefield Joins Leadership Program Bruising Win Goes To 49ers Page 9A A Quick Read Stello Fills Temporary Energy Dept. Position Victor Stello Jr., the Bush administration’s choice to head the nation’s nuclear weapons complex, was appointed Monday to a lower-ranking post Monday while his nomination awaits action by a Senate committe. Stello was named principal deputy assistant for defense programs in the U.S. Department of Energy. He was nominated July 24 to become DOE’s assistant secretary for defense programs. In that post, he would manage operations of the nation’s nuclear weapons facilities, including Savannah River Site. Earlier this month, the Senate Armed Serices Committee held hearings on Stello’s nomination and decided to postpone voting on it until Congress reconvenes in January. Several environmental organizations, including Greenpeace, have vigorously opposed Stello’s nomination. Greenpeace has claimed that Stello, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s execuive director, has “a penchant for placing the interests of the nuclear industry ahead of those of the public” and a “‘longstanding emphasis on production over health, safety and the environment.” During the confirmation hearings, some senators sharply questioned Stello about his NRC actions, including allegations that he altered agency regulations at the request of commercial nuclear reactor operators and authorized unusual cash payments to an informant as part of a vendetta within the NRC. $123.5 Million Sought In Pizza Delivery Suit ROCK HILL (AP) — A man injured in an accident with a Domino’s Pizza delivery car is suing the national pizza company and the Rock Hill deliverer for $123.5 million in damages. Domino’s Pizza Inc. has 30 days to respond to the suit, which was filed Monday in the Court of Common Pleas in York County. The suit contends that pizza deliverer Hugh Blanton, “without warning or justification, pulled in front” of motorcycle driver Curtis Bradley Jr. in Rock Hill. Bradley, 32, was hospitalized until Nov. 21 at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for burns on his back and for two broken legs. Blanton, 40, was charged in the accident with failure to yield right of way. Weather Cloudy, Rain Possible Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. The low will be in the low 40s. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy. The highs will be in the 50s, with lows in the 30s. Please see Page 12A for details. Deaths Alberta Bins, Langley Charlie J. Jones, Ridge Spring Rev. A M. Warren, Summerville Harry S. Windham, Aiken Please see Page 5B for details. Inside Today Bridge.............................................10B Calendar............................................3B Classifieds.........................................8B Comics..............................................4B Crossword.......................................12B Cryptoquote.......................................9B Dear Abby..........................................4B Local Front........................................1B Obituaries..........................................5A Opinions............................................4A Sports................................................9A Television..........................................4B Weather...........................................12A AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC UBKMr Tuesday, November 28, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 300 $1.9 Million Awarded In Sewer Contracts Engineers Hired For City Projects By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer Sherriff Construction Co., Inc. was unanimously awarded two contracts Monday night by Aiken City Council to work on two of the three divisions of the southwest sewer line. The company was awarded the contracts by submitting low bids of $866, 973.50 in Division I, the area near Hitchcock Woods on S.C. 478, and $594,882.60 in Division III, the area near Aiken Elementary School. By awarding the two contracts to Sherriff Construction, the city will save an Air Tragedy additional $15,000 on each project because the company will have a lower overhead, City Manager Roland H. Windham. A third contract was awarded to John D. Stephens Inc., the low bidder in Division II, the Gem Lakes area. The company submitted a bid of $519,597. By allowing the company to use a different type of pipe than originally submitted, however, the city will trim $1,020 from the bid, Windham said. The total amount of the contracts awarded Monday night was $1,950,433.10. The city is borrowing $6.3 million for the project from the State Budget and Control Board. A majority of the funds for the project will be pumped into lift stations for the line, Windham said. Eleven firms filed bids in Division I. A (Please See $1.9 MILLION, Page 12A) Recycling Venture Expected To Cut City Costs For Using County Landfill By PHILIP LORD Staff Writer The Qty of Aiken is taking one of the major areas of concern of the state’s Solid Waste Task Force Committee to heart. Aiken’s recycling effort, which will be city-wide by July, is taking some of the burden off Aiken County’s Langley landfill, but it is still not enough. In a unanimous vote Monday night, the Council decided to extend the municipality’s recycling program to in clude yard trash, which will reduce the amount of debris being transported to the county facility by an additional 50 percent. Following a recommendation by Public Works Director Roger P. LeDuc, the council voted to allow Aiken Organics to compost grass clippings, pine straw, and leaves with horse manure the company currently collects from area stables. Awarding the contract to the private company allows the city to stay out of (Please See RECYCLING, Page 12A) TOTAL DESTRUCTION: This piece of metal from the jet that crashed outside Bogota, Colombia killing all fuselage was the largest part remaining of an Aviaries aboard. For the story, please see Page 2A Rollings Cites Fire Danger In Hugo Appeal By Th. Ch.rl.ston News And Courier WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, D-S.C., citing the possibility of “uncontrollable forest fires,” urged President Bush Monday to spend extra emergency relief funds to remove timber felled by Hurricane Hugo. However, a detailed plan to deal with the problem has already been drawn and federal funding approved, said Paul Hall, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s coordinating officer in South Carolina. Hollings, in a letter to Bush, requested that “a portion” of the president’s $250 million discretionary fund for disaster relief be allocated for fire prevention. Hall said federal rules require that “any request come trom tne governor through us.” He said a task force appointed by Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. has been working on a fire threat reduction plan for weeks. The team includes representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, the S.C. Forest Commission, the Governor’s Salvage Task Force and FEMA. The three main components of the plan are prevention — getting rid of the 6.7 billion board feet of sawtimber on the ground — timber salvage, and suppression if fire breaks out. “I’m funding this out of the president’s disaster fund right now,” Hall said. Additionally, John Lundberg of FE-MA’s Washington office recently said the potential for wildfires was of sufficient magnitude to warrant federal assistance. The aid, which may reach $3 million, includes providing aircraft to improve the state’s fire detection capability, as well as heavy construction equipment, according to a FEMA press release. In his letter, Hollings said a bill providing funds to deal with the timber problem was opposed by the Office of Management and Budget. “I hope that you will recognize that this preventative action is a judicious use of your discretionary fund/’ he told Bush. “It is imperative that fire prevention begin immediately.” Hollings said enough fresh timber lies on the ground to build 600,000 houses. “That is the equivalent of rebuilding Charleston IO times over,” he said. Germany Informal Confederation Advanced As First Step By TERRENCE PETTY As; eclated Press Writer BONN, West Germany — Chancellor Helmut Kohl today announced a plan to draw the two Germanys into an informal confederation that eventually would lead to reunification. West Germany’s major opposition party also called for unity. Kohl’s 30-minute address to Parliament was the most thorough delineation of his vision of eliminating the partition imposed at the end of World War IL In East Germany, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in five cities Monday night, pressuring the ruling Communists to keep their reform promises in what for many has become a weekly ritual. One of the biggest cheers among the 200,000 demonstrators in Leipzig came when one speaker called for a referendum on German unity. East Germany’s Communist leaders oppose a reunification. In a 10-point plan, Kohl proposed steps be taken to “develop confederative structures between the two states in Germany in order to create a federation, a federal order.” He stressed, however, that such measures could only be undertaken if there are truly free elections in East Germany that include non-socialist parties. East Germany’s new Communist leaders have said free elections could be held as early as next fall. Kohl also said steps toward German reunification must be linked to improved East-West relations and a new European order based on cooperation, economic in- (Please See KOHL, Page 12A) Agenda Shapes Up For Superpower Summit Central America, Troops Top Items By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Bush will protest to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev during their weekend summit against the “outrageous behavior” of Moscow’s Central American allies, but also will be prepared to discuss deeper troop cutbacks in Europe, officials say. The subject of Central America was assured a more prominent place in Bush’s talks with Gorbachev on Saturday and Sunday after the discovery of a shipment of surface-to-air missiles reportedly sent by Soviet-backed Nicaragua to leftist guerrillas in El Salvador State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler on Monday called the arms shipment a “dangerous escalation of conflict” in El Salvador. White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater said Bush “will press the Soviets to take action to ensure that their allies cease this outrageous behavior.” Bush and Gorbachev will meet on warships in the Mediterranean off the coast of Malta primarily to talk about the rapid pace of change in Eastern Europe as hard-line communist regimes are collapsing. Fitzwater said Bush has been studying “a wide range of military options” involving troop levels in preparation for his meeting with Gorbachev and in planning for a scaled-down defense budget he will submit to Congress next year. “The president will have in his mind all of the options that are available to him,” Fitzwater said. “The president wants to be in a position to discuss the situation with the Soviet leader, to be responsive and to be in a position to then go to oui allies and say, ‘Here’s what our discussion produced, here are his ideas, here are my ideas, now where do we think we might want to go.’” (Please See AGENDA, Page 12A) Both Sides To Turn On Electronic Ears When East And West Sit Down To Talk By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — The meeting between President Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev this weekend will be a summit not only for diplomats but also for electronic spies. Both will bring their best eavesdroppers, newest electronic equipment, most sophisticated encoding machines and most accomplished countermeasure experts to the Mediterranean shipboard rendezvous, according to knowledgeable officials and observers. “If anybody wants to study antennas, that’s the place to go,” said James Bam-ford, author of a book on U.S. electronic spying. Experts in and out of the government paint this picture of spying opportunities as the two long-time adversaries grow closer together: ^ It is possible, but unlikely, that the Soviets could eavesdrop on private strategy sessions between Bush and his aides without U.S. knowledge. It would be tougher for U.S. agents to listen in on Gorbachev. Either side would be risking big embarrassment if caught. ^ The meeting aboard U.S. and Soviet missile cruisers in Malta’s Marsaxlokk Bay is more secure from such eavesdropping than any site the U.S. side could have picked except Washington. Each president’s communications with experts at home will be intercepted by the other side although it appears (Please See BOTH, Page 12A) ;

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