The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on July 10, 1988 · Page 1
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Iiwide Classified Ads 7-llD Community Calendar 4A Dear Abby 6C Kditorials 4B NewsFeatures 1-8B Obituaries 2A Sports I-7D.12D Stocks 8-10A Today in History 6A Today s Living 1-2C Weather, forecast 2A Call for: Missed paper 223-1411 Advertising 223-MM Classified 223-1411 News 223-1811 Sports 223-1813 Today's Living 223-1814 Business office 223-1411 Got a story or photo idea? Call 223-1811 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays. Sunday GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA, JULY 10, 198 'J fopyrlfjht 19MM by The Index-Journal Co. 54 Pages 6 Sections 50t? 70th Year No. 133 hie iw&mm INSTANT DECISION BRINGS GULF TRAGEDY By The Associated Press Before noon last Sunday, Capt. William C. Rogers III was at war. His ship, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes, had engaged five Iranian speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz. On the Iranian side of the strait, at the military-civilian airport in Bandar Abbas, Capt. Mohsen Re-zaian of Iran Air was revving up his Airbus A300 for a 150-mile hop across the water to Dubai. He had 290 passengers and crew. Among the passengers: Pakistan's military attache in Iran, who boarded with his wife and two children; an Iranian couple flying to Dubai to shop for a daughter's wedding; a woman flying with her eight children to meet her husband, an Iranian merchant in Dubai; Indians, Afghans, Yugoslavs, an Italian. The old Persian port of Bandar Abbas was a place Capt. Rogers (See Gulf, page 2A) Womans efforts 'snowball' K .JSC ' i f Inspires coworkers to raise $650 for Logan Reward Fund Collecting for fund KM art employees collect money for the Carter, Manager Terry Rust and Personnel Malakia Zali Logan Reward Fund. From the Manager Marilyn Johnson. (Staff photo by left are Lynn Cockrell, Lisa Livingston, Lillie Ann Stewart.) By ANN STEWART Staff writer When a K Mart employee decided she wanted "to do something" to help find Malakia Zali "Kia" Logan, her efforts "snowballed." Lynn Cockrell said she was moved by a letter to the editor written by Dr. Casper E. Wiggins which was published in The Index-Journal July 5. She cut out the letter, which criticized the community for being apathetic and called for donations to her reward fund, and posted it on the company bulletin board. Lillie Carter read it and the message hit home. She brought up the topic at an employee meeting and within an hour $650 was raised. Employees raised $400 themselves and the store matched the donations with $250. Carter said the letter and edi torial "sparked something" and it "motivated us." She said she challenged other employees to contribute. (See Logan fund, page 2A) Contributions to reward fund The spirit of giving influenced contributions to the reward fund for Malakia Zali "Kia" Logan from two area groups. They are: Greenwood County Extension Homemakers Council of the Clemson Extension Service, $100. Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. $100. VeteHiaairiaifi recalls 8 years of change ujpom whniniiM award By ROGER BURTON Area news editor Dr. Lee David Rodgers, founder of Greenwood Veterinary Hospital, has been named South Carolina's Veterinarian of the t Year by the S.C. Association of Veterinarians. Rodgers, now semi retired, has practiced veterinary medicine in Greenwood and surrounding counties since 1945. Veterinarian cited Dr. T.M. Rhodes, left, S.C. Association of Veterinarians Awards chairman, congratulates Dr. Lee David Rodgers on being named Veterinarian of the Year. During his 43 years in the area, Rodgers has seen significant changes evolve. "When I came here in 1945 we had 48 dairies in Greenwood County. Now we have two. Back then we had several herds of beef cattle that numbered in excess of 1,200. Now I doubt there's one in the county in excess of 1,200 head," Rodgers said. "At one time we had three trotting stables and a lot of pleasure horses in the county. "There has been a transition in local veterinary practice from large to small animals. "People take better care of pets now and place more sentimental value on them. "Pets are a companion animal for older people and a part of the family in many cases." Rodgers said he has seen advances in veterinary cardiology, anesthesia, and orthopedic techniques. He has also seen the number of veterinarians in the area grow. "When I first came here I was the only veterinarian for Greenwood, Saluda, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry and part of Laurens counties," Rodgers said. (See Veterinarian, page 2A) Mfif r nni ! JK - "-y- r r X , If if U: m m .jmk. it ' , V iff (Cm. " i , f "!', If J V V. ' v A .... .. i- xtainn, .A Dr. Lee David Rodgers, left, at a 1 955 rabies clinic in Hodges Democratic convention holds potential for party unity By The Associated Press Democrats will convene in Atlanta next week in a spirit of unity and optimism unseen in a dozen years, assuming that Michael Dukakis can find a way to have Jesse Jackson on his side without plac ing him on the ticket As the Democrats' 1988 nominee in waiting, the 54 year-old Dukakis unquestionably will command center stage in the convention city in the heart of Dixie And a Southern style political coronation it will be for the man from New England, from the convention site itself to the selection of a Texas Treasurer Ann Richards as keynote speaker and the decision to have Arkansas Gov Bill Clinton place Dukakis' name in nomination. All this from a political party hoping to reclaim at least a portion of the South that has become a politi cal desert in recent presidential elections, with the exception of Georgian Jimmy Carter's Southern sue cess in 1976 en route to the White House Judging from the public opinion polls, the South remains a difficult hurdle to overcome for Dukakis, whose double-digit lead of late spring has all but evaporated in the wake of persistent attacks by Vice President George Bush. While Dukakis' hold on a nominating majority of the delegates is unquestioned and the convention's nightly two hour prime time program has been designed to convey his campaign themes, Jackson has-reserved a starring role. He'll arrive at the convention at the head of a "Jackson Action " three day bus tour but denies his pre-arranged fanfare will steal the thunder from Dukakis The runner up in the primary season will have the support of more than 1 .100 delegates at the conven tion and almost certainly will have his name placed in nomination a week from Wednesday night, providing a symbolic challenge to Dukakis' nomi nation A noisy floor demonstration will ensue Jackson's campaign is organizing a series of (See Convention, page 2Al Jackson delegates basing fall results on convention COLUMBIA (API South Carolina delegates supporting the Rev. Jesse Jackson say that how the Democratic presidential candidate is treated at the national convention will strongly influence the enthusiasm of blacks for the party's ticket this fall. "If Jesse Jackson is not happy, then I am not going to be happy, and if we are not happy, then (Vice President George ) Bush will win in November," Edgefield County Administrator T.C. McCain said. South Carolina delegates supporting Jackson make it clear that if Jackson is not offered the vice presidential slot or given a near equally prominent role at the convention, then blacks could be alienated to the point of staying home this fall, according a delegate survey. (See Jackson, page 2A l REYNOLDS WINS MISS S.C. CROWN . . J(i ! I I HI "Hjf: V REYNOLDS GREENVILLE (AIM Miss Greater Greenwood, Anna Graham Reynolds, won the Miss South Carolina pageant Saturday night at Greenville Memorial Auditorium and will represent the state at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. N J in September Miss Reynolds. 23. of Green wood, a graduate of the L'ni versity of South Carolina, also won an $8,000 college scholar ship Eirst runner up was Miss Anderson. Kimberly Ann Meeks. 23 a graduate of Clemson L'niversity Second runner up was Miss Liberty. Altman Ann Allen a junior at I SC Spartanburg Third run ner up was Miss South Caro (See Reynolds, page 2l Oil ri Scotland AP -Red Adair took Saturday toward s of a burned out Urael JERUSALEM AP - Israeli security forces clashed with Arab protesters in six towns and cities Saturday as Palestinians heeded underground uprising leaders and shut down the occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank At least 13 Palestinians re portedly suffered injuries from beatings, rubber bullets, and tear gas. Israel radio and Arab reports said Hood DHAKA Bangladesh AP -Torrential rains swelled rivers and sparked flooding that crushed homes and capsized boats marooning millions of people and killing up to 115. authorities said The Water Development Board warned that the flooding that has plagued the country for the past week could worsen in the next two davs ABERDEEN. Troubleshooter the first steps capping the we oil platform Occidental w hich ow ns the plat form hired Adair to make the rig safe seal gas leaks and save the oil wells to which the rig is con netted Adair. 73 is based in Houston Texas and has gained fame over several decades by cap ping out-ofxntrol oil wells The Piper Alpha exploded Wednesday night in a fireball that Occidental says may have been caused by a gas leak directly below the hvine quarters Roof collapse BROWNSVILLE. Texas AP' -Rescue workers removed what they believe is the last victim from the wreckage of a collapsed department store Saturday and said the death toll was apparently 14 not 16 as feared earlier We have 14 confirmed Were backing off the figure of 16. said Sgt Dean Poos of Brownsville Police Department By late Saturday afternoon, workers had cleared about 90 per cent of the debris from Thursday's collapse The foundation of most of the building was visible Alum eeker BONN West Germany AC Nearly 40 000 people have applied for political asylum in West Ger many in the first six months of 1988. and the number could top 100.000 by the end of the year In tenor Minister Friednch Zim mermann said Saturday He said if the number of asylum seekers continued to grow at the present rate, the annual total could equal the record years erf I960 and 1987. when more than 100.000 people requested asylum By the end of June. 39.885 people had applied for asylum, about 36 percent of them from Soviet bloc countries Zimmermann said Sport- Greenwood American Ixeion Post 20 ended a disappointing season Friday with a loss to Easley The Greenwood Central and Greenwood American Dixie Youth League All Stars were win ners Saturday in subdistrict ac tion Greenwood and McCormick high schools continue their search for head boys basketball coaches

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