Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 19, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina
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Spanish Writer Captures Nobel
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -Spanish novelist and essayist Camilo Jose Cela, who used the horrors of the Spanish Civil War to infuse his work with an often grotesque and violent imagery, today won the Nobel Prize in literature.
Cela, 73, was cited by the Swedish Academy for his “rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man’s vulnerability.”
Cela said he felt he shared the award with many other Spanish and Latin American writers.
“For me this is something I‘m very proud of,” Cela told Spanish National Radio from his home in Guadalajara, Spain. “I offer it to all of literature in Spanish. I believe that other authors, Spanish and Latin American, who write in Spanish could also have won it for the same reasons as I, but, in the end, I won it, and I’m very, very happy.”
Cela’s best known work is the 1942 novel “The Family of Pascual Duarte,” in which he created a new literary style known as “tremen-dismo,” emphasizing violence and grotesque imagery.
Greenwood Teacher Named State's Best
GREENWOOD (AP) - South Carolina’s Teacher of the Year says each day is important in the education of her students.
“I try to approach every day as lf it were the last day each of my students will experience teaching and that I am the only role model they know,” Maria Pyles said.
The state Department of Education named the 49-year-old Laurens resident Teacher of Year on Monday after interviewing her and five other finalists, but its decision was not made public until Wednesday.
‘Very early I decided that I would become a teacher,” Mrs. Pyles said. “My first ambition never changed. Even after spending 23 years in the classroom, I still enjoy teaching.” Mrs. Pyles has spent her career in Greenwood teaching history, geography and government classes. She currently teaches government to students.
“I’ve taught a number of different courses over the years, so I haven’t gotten bogged down in the same thing,” she said.
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Thursday, October 19, 1989
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Vol. 122 No. 260
Disaster Help Pours In From Nation, Around The World
By ARTHUR ALLEN Associated Press Writer
Private groups and officials from Tokyo to London to Charleston offered help to the ruptured San Francisco Bay area, but some said relief for the earthquake could drain coffers already strained by previous disasters.
Los Angeles, long San Francisco’s West Coast competitor but equally at the mercy of the San Andreas Fault, quickly shipped doctors, sonic equipment and fire investigators to the Bay Area.
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The mayor of a sister city in disaster, Charleston’s Joseph P. Riley Jr., sent a plane load of drinking water, a symbolic return of the support his city got after Hugo.
“I know we still have and will have great needs here and charity certainly begins at home,” Riley said. “However, it would be wrong for this community ... not to reach in (our pockets) and contribute to those who are hurt and suffering
San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos has estimated damage $2 billion in his city alone.
The Salvation Army had the food cooking almost before the earth quit shaking in Northern California, while the Red Cross opened the doors and unfolded cots in 25 shelters.
“We don’t wait for anybody,” said Col. Leon Ferraez, communications director of the Salvation Army. “We’re there the minute the news is on.”
According to Ferraez, the organization
dispatched 12 mobile canteens to the hardest-hit earthquake areas within minutes. All Salvation Army centers in the Bay Area, including 34 community service centers and scores of other units, have been turned over to the relief effort.
I4)s Angeles donated sonic equipment to help detect sounds of people trapped in rubble. And officials in Los Alamos, N.M., dispatched a device used to locate survivors of last year’s Armenian quake.
Israel offered the services of a special
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Bay Area Jittery From Aftershocks
SKILL AT DARTS: Fairgoers try their skill at a game of darts — and hopefully a prize — at the Aiken Jaycee
Staff Photo By David Kidwell
County Fair. The fair opened Tuesday night and continues through Sunday.
Willing Back In Court For Sentencing
By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer
Sentencing for Aiken businessman Edward F. Willing Sr., 56, convicted on three counts of an indictment charging him with dealing in stolen automobiles, was set for ll a.m. today in Aiken County General Sessions Court.
Willing, owner and operator of B&W Auto and Truck Parts Inc., was found guilty late Wednesday by a jury that deliberated about 90 minutes before returning its verdict.
Willing could receive as much as 20 years in jail and fines amounting to $100,000.
B. Henderson Johnson and James E. Whittle Jr., Willing’s attorneys, served notice they would appeal. They have IO days to file the appeal petition.
The jury, which heard 14 state witnesses in the trial that started Tuesday morning, found Willing guilty of charges that he possessed vehicles with altered serial numbers, tampered with serial numbers and sold vehicles from a location known to be a “chop shop.”
A chop shop is law enforcement lan-
2 More Stolen Cars Linked To Willing
By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer
Minutes after Edward F. Willing Sr. was found guilty Wednesday of conducting a business in stolen vehicles, authorities said the convicted businessman has been linked to two stolen cars confiscated Friday.
Sheriff Carrol G. Heath said deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents recovered the cars from Willing’s salvage yard and an Aiken attorney.
The sheriff identified the attorney as
C. LaVaun Fox, a former Second Judicial Circuit solicitor now in private practice.
“We understand Mr. Willing had loaned the car to Mr. Fox,” Heath said.
Heath identified the cars as a 1985 Mercedes stolen on June 30, 1985, in Charleston and a 1984 Cadillac stolen in Greenville on March 4,1984.
Heath said the Mercedes was recovered at B&W Auto and Truck Parts Inc. on U.S. I between Aiken and Graniteville and the Cadillac at the home of
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guage for a place where automobiles are cut up and the parts interchanged with others in order to prevent tracking their origin.
Presiding Judge John H. Waller Jr. delayed sentencing until today at the re
quest of Willing’s attorneys.
Johnson also received permission from the judge to be replaced as Willing’s counsel in other cases brought by the
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Clothing Shows Lone Price Increase
rate of 6.7 percent for the first five months of the year, driven up by rising gasoline prices.
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Consumer prices in September rose an unexpectedly modest 0.2 percent, with most prices virtually unchanged except for a sharp rise in clothing costs, the government said today.
Energy prices, which had climbed sharply at the wholesale level, raising the expectation of an increase on the retail level, fell for the fourth consecutive month in September, the Labor Department said.
The report triggered an announcement that the nation’s 38.9 million Social Secu
rity recipients will get a 4.7 percent benefit increase in January to offset the effects of inflation over the past year.
The cost-of-living increase is determined by comparing the Consumer Price Index in the July-September quarter with the same period of last year.
The average recipient will see his or her benefits increased by $25 a month to $541.
At the same time, the cap on Social Security payroll taxes will rise. Workers will have to pay the tax on their first $50,400 in wages, up from $48,000.
Consumer prices rose at a high annual
However, the index has risen only 0.2 percent or remained flat in each of the last four months, bringing the annual rate down to 4.4 percent for the first three quarters, the same as the rate for all of 1988 and 1987.
Gasoline prices, down 2.2 percent in September, have declined 9.3 percent in the past four months after increasing 21.2 percent in the first five months of the year.
On Uncovering More Survivors
By ROBERT DVORCHAK AP National Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - Three strong aftershocks from this week’s catastrophic earthquake rattled Northern California today.
Workers dug into a mile-long stab of collapsed freeway with fading hopes that anyone might be alive. The quake killed more than 270 people, most in the highway cave-in.
An aftershock that measured 5.0 on the Richter scale struck at 3:15 a.m. and was centered near Watsonville and about IO miles south of Santa Cruz, according to die state Office of Emergency Services.
“It was real strong,” said Kelly Johnston, an admitting clerk at AMI Community Hospital in Santa Cruz. “I ran to the doorway. Most people were just standing there frozen.”
Two other tremors in the area measured 4.5. The aftershocks caused the damaged steeple of a church in Watsonville to crash to the ground, and some further damage to buildings in Santa Cruz, near the epicenter of Tuesday’s quake, state officials said.
As of early today, more than 1,400 aftershocks were recorded. The strongest, 5.2 on the Richter scale, struck within 40 minutes of initial jolt, according the United States Geological Survey.
An earthquake of 4 on the Richter scale can cause moderate damage and a magnitude 5 quake can cause considerable damage.
On Wednesday, Gov. George Deukme-jian demanded an investigation into the collapse of Interstate 880 in Oakland, saying it should have been built to withstand the devastating force of Tuesday’s earthquake.
The collapse “raises troubling questions for the entire state in terms of the construction of our freeways,” Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson said.
Largely because of the collapse of I-880, known as the Nimitz Freeway, the quake was the second deadliest in U.S. history. It killed an estimated 270 people
— 250 of them in the rubble of the Nimitz
— and crippled transportation, electric power and commerce in the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area.
Besides the commuters crushed in the freeway collapse, at least 21 people died in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. State officials said 1,400 people were injured throughout the Bay area, although hospitals said they treated 2,750 people, many for chest pains.
San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos said the quake caused $2 billion worth of destruction in his city alone.
Hope was fading, however, that anyone would be found alive beneath the devastation in San Francisco’s Marina district
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