The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on October 18, 1988 · 39
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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia · 39

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Tuesday, October 18, 1988
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Cbt Atlanta goarnal AND COINSTIUTION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1988, Shrimp From Page IB ters of Australia, India and southeast Asia. It is the largest shrimp of its kind in the world, according to Steve Hopkins, manager of the Waddell Mariculture Center at Bluffton, S.C., where some of the giant shrimp escaped. The center is operated by the South Carolina Marine Resources Division of the state Wildlife Department i : Mr. Hopkins said the center! imported more than 700,000 quarter-inch tiger shrimp this spring from a hatchery in Hawaii and used them to stock three artificial ponds on the South Carolina coast, including a pond at the Bluffton facility, where researchers conduct mariculture experiments. The other ponds one on Ed-isto Island and one in the small town of Green Pond, 49 miles south of Charleston are privately owned and operated by corporations in the business of raising shrimp in artificial salt-water ponds and selling them to restaurants and seafood processors. Although the center and private mariculture operations have successfully raised imported Pacific ocean shrimp in their ponds in past years, this was the first year any of the giant tiger shrimp were brought to the Atlantic coast, according to Mr. Hopkins, who said the tigers turned out to be escape artists. At the Bluffton center, fine-meshed screens were installed in the floodgates of dikes surrounding the pond to prevent the shrimp from migrating to tidal waters. "But the shrimp apparently went around the screens," he said. Mr. Hopkins said he has no idea how many of the 100,000 shrimp initially stocked in the center's pond found their way to open waters. Both commercial facilities and the Waddell Center had the required state permits to raise the shrimp, according to Charles Bear-den, director of the fisheries man-agment office of the S.C. Marine Resources Division. The first indication Mr. Hopkins had that some of the giant shrimp had escaped was when a few showed up in a drainage canal leading from the center pond to a tidal waterway, he said. "Then we got a call in late July from a shrimp boat captain who . north r V CAROLINA" SOUTH J CAROLINA S Georgetown' '",nffc Green j ; Ocean Pond "v V Edisto ,y: IslandJy Bluffton sprf 1 LJ Whr Giant N Shrimp Have Georgia r A Escaped IaORIDA I St Augustine 4 11 Ara Whr 1,000 Hava Bit Caught CINDY J ONE S-HULF ACHORSlalf said he had an odd-looking shrimp," Mr. Hopkins said. The giant tigers are dark with yellow stripes, blue spots and red and yellow markings. Leonard Crosby, a commercial shrimper who manages the Bryan County Fisherman's Coop on the Georgia coast, said boats docking at his facility have landed about 15 of the giant tigers. "We "know shrimp are cannaba-listic and we didn't know whether they were eating our native shrimp," Mr. Crosby said. Mr. Hopkins said the giant tigers were certified disease-free by the Hawaiian hatchery that supplied them to the Waddell Center. Paul Christian, a biologist with the Marine Extension Center who began documenting catches and doing research on the giant tigers in August, said the imported shrimp are not as inclined to eat their own kind as native white shrimp. Although the giant shrimp do not survive in water below 54.5 degrees Farenheit, Mr. Christian said the pattern of reported catches indicates at least some of the escapees are following the migratory route of native white shrimp, which head for Florida waters in fall and winter months. Mr. Christian said the espape of the giant tiger shrimp has raised "interesting" questions in the scientific community, such as whether the giant tigers will take over the habitat of native white shrimp or interbreed with native brown shrimp, an anatomically similar species. Stale Report Macon TV Worker Fired After Sex Scene Aired Tlw AsmkmUiI Pivss MACON - A WMGT-TV technician has been fired alter the airing of a 10-second sex scene during Saturday's broadcast of the World Series. Station manager LA. Sturdivant said Monday that the. incident is under investigation, though he believes it was an accident Nevertheless, he said, the technician responsible for that night's broadcast was dismissed for violation of company work rules either by watching a video at work or by flipping a wrong switch. The technician was not identified. The brief footage of a man and woman having sex aired during the second inning of Saturday's baseball telecast. Mr. Sturdivant said the station had received some calls from viewers but most understood that the incident was an accident of Investigation, which the city requested after an audit showed "a discrepancy of between $26,000 and $35,000," Mr. Vaughn said. professor at SSC and coordinator of the marine biology program. Ex-Clty Clerk Charged With Embezzlement The AmK hlnl Press McRAE Rhonda Thompson, former city clerk in Lumber City, was indicted Monday on a charge of theft by taking for allegedly embezzling at least $26,000 from the municipal water fund. Ms. Thompson, who resigned in June after holding the position for five years, surrendered at the Telfair County Jail after learning that a bench warrant had been issued for her arrest She was released after posting $35,000 bond, said assistant district attorney Tim Vaughn. The indictment followed an investigation by the Georgia Bureau Biology Lab Set to Open At Savannah Marsh in '89 The Asil Press SAVANNAH A new marine biology lab is being constructed on the marshy shores of Savannah State College and educators plan to start classes this winter. . The $465,000 lab, funded by the state, features a 60-foot dock, two boats, dry and wet labs, classrooms, a library and rooms for computers and cleaning up. It is to open early in 1989. "This is the only on-campus marine biology lab in the state located right on a saltwater marsh," said Matthew Gilligan, marine biology Council From Page IB ing the council and noting that the vote could doom the project The council failed by one vote to pass a resolution two weeks ago that would have formally withheld the city's approval for the whole project At Monday's meeting, Council President Marvin S. Arrington acknowledged that he had erred by not casting a vote to break that tie, and said he would allow sponsors of the proposal to re-introduce it at any time. None took him up on that offer Monday, and Mr. Fowlkes said the toll ban had made the other vote irrelevant, at least for now. "The state says it cannot build Georgia 400 without the tolls, and today we voted that there will not be tolls," he said. "Why bother with the other paper?" At a meeting of the council's Finance Committee last week, state Transportation Commissioner Hal Rives told members that the state could not afford to build the extension without the tolls, which he said would provide about $86 million in revenue within the 20-year period to pay off the bonds. Mr. Rives reiterated that point Monday, but added that he will continue to search for a way to allow THE LINEN LOFT :.' ALil THRU SUNDAY, OCT. 23 Martcx towel i, sheets, accent rugs and more have been reduced for this one week only. All first quality merchandise All made in the U.S.A. luxor Pima cotton towels and Luxor nylon rugs in today's popular colors. Invitation 100 cotton sheared towels in a multitude of colors. 180 and 200 thread count percales in pure cotton and blends: florals, geometries and designer collections. Accent rugi In variety of shapes, sixes and colors. Comforters to complement matching sheets. Luxor Pima pure cotton year round blankets and the popular Vcllux Answer Blankets in an assortment of colors. ' New Splendor pure cotton towels In the 10 most popular colors. Sale BmKed to merchandise In stock only. Hurry In ' for the best selection. s m 0 t - A..J",f.'gV"-'.. : 'fli'-'iilttn The largest selection of linens in the Southeast. And the finest. loco Hills Center Akers Mill Square Roswell Mkt PI. Gwinnett Place Ulbum Mkt Place N. Druid Hills Rd. at Cobb Parkway (Hwy. 41) Alpharetta Hiahway I-85 lawrenceville Hwy. at taVista Rd. Sa of Cumberland Mall at Mansell Rd. at Pleasant Hill Rd. Indian Trail Rd. 633-9354 952-6929 587-0913 476-7770 - 297-9302 HOURS: toco Hills Ccntcr-Aken MID Sq.-RotwtH Mkt Pt.-Gwinnctt Place McxvSat 10:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun. 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Ufeum MM. Place Mon.-Sat 10:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m., Sun. 12:30 pm 6:00 p.m. 'Not aR Reins m Qwkwett tolls despite the council's action. "Maybe I ought to move the toll booths just outside the city of Atlanta," he said. In addition, Mr. Rives said he would consult with attorneys to determine whether the council has overstepped its legal authority by interfering with a state project Marva Jones Brooks, Atlanta's city attorney, told council members she believes their action is binding on the state. According to Ms. Brooks, state law "permits the city to speak its piece and grant consent or not consent" when limited access roads are proposed. But Michael J. Bowers, the state attorney general, said he does not believe the city can block construction of a state project or limit the collection of tolls even inside the city limits. "I do not believe there is any legal authority for the city banning tolls where they've been approved by the state on a state highway," Mr. Bowers said. Before the state is asked to enter the fray, the city must speak Carcass of Rare Whale ' Found at Wassaw Island -: The AsaiKiutnl Preia SAVANNAH - A volunteer fnl September's "Beach Sweep 88" cleanup operation found what ap- pears to be the beached body of a fare beaked whale on Wassaw Is-3 land, said Georgia Conservancy Coastal Director Hans Neuhauser. ,j He said only about five beaked whales are known to have washed ashore in Georgia in the past 200 years. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., will collect the ; remains for study. The carcass had been there for several days, Mr. Neuhauser said, j "You could smell it 100 yards away." ? . , 1 with one voice. That means thej mayor must either sign the council's-; proposal or the council must sue-'; cessfully override the mayor's veto. It takes twelve council votes to; override, so much attention will no doubt focus on Councilman Jim Maddox, the lone member to ab-i stain from Monday's vote. Mr. Mad- dox said later that he will not make 2 up his mind until after he seesj whether the state is willing to take I additional steps to protect home-! owners living near the toll booths from noise. ) lb If wm Attention Frequent Flyers: Fly 2 round-trips or 4 one-way trips on Braniff through Nov. 15, 1988 and get a round-trip ticket Free to anywhere we fly in the U.S. Earn a free round-trip in three easy steps. One, to qualify, you must be a member of Branitfs Get-It-AJl Frequent Flyer Program. That's easy. Get details and pick up an application at any Braniff ticket counter, and you can enroll instantly. Two, in order to receive a reward certificate good for a free round-trip, you must fly at least 2 round-trips or 4 one-way trips that total a minimum of 4,000 actual miles. There's no limit to the number of reward certificates you can earn. Excluded is all bonus mileage. 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