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2 THe lnd-Jouml, Greenwood, S C., Etliics (Continued from page 1) tions from lobbyists. Campbell's office registers lobbyists and collects their spending disclosure forms. Campbell has said bis office serves merely as a record-keeper, and has no power to enforce laws. Campbell could not be reached Tuesday in telephone calls to his office and his campaign headquarters. . Fred Crawford, an attorney for Miles, asked the opinion to apply the ruling retroactively. State law-has always barred contributions to regulators. Crawford said, and the commission's regulations saying no law prohibited contributions should be legally void. But the commission decided not to discuss Crawford's suggestion, and Jones merely offered the advice that those who felt an official violated the law could file a formal complaint. Linder said he would not file a complaint because then state law would require him to be silent about the issue! But he predicted that someone would file such a complaint. Bob Knight, Miles' campaign manager, also said he thought someone would file a complaint against Campbell. Miles will not do himself, however, Knight said. Baker said the commission staff drafted the opinion with Campbell's and Patterson's office in mind. "It would be prohibited for a person or business which is regulated to offer or give a campaign contribution to a public employee or official who has responsibility for regulating that person or busi ness, the ethics opinion said. Soliciting contributions would also be prohibited, the opinion said. The opinion notes "ambiguity" in reading the state law banning gifts "of value'' to public officials in conjunction with Ethics Commission regulations which say the state ethics act "does not prohibit contributions from any person, business or committee." But the opinion concludes that state law specifically prohibits gifts of value from regulated business, and thus should also apply to campaign contributions. Two injured after assault Police arrested a Greenwood man in connection with an attack in a South Main Street business parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Nelson Odell Jackson, 18, of Apartment 114, Gilliam Court, was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, according to police records. Police reports said officers responded to the Self Memorial Hospital emergency room to investigate an assault and battery. The victim, Roger Isbell, 36, of 137 Brentwood Drive, said he saw five youths walking down Marion Street toward South Main Street. One of them yelled out that he was going to cut him (Isbell), reports said. Isbell stopped his vehicle and got out, according to reports, and one of the five hit him over the right eye with what appeared to be brass knuckles. He also said he was hit many times with what was described in reports as a two-by-four. Isbell was admitted to Self Memorial Hospital where he is in stable condition this morning, said Dan Braynon, a hospital spokesman. A juvenile passenger in the car also got out and was hit in the head and left hand, reports said. He was treated for a possible broken hand and released from the hospital, reports said. According to reports, Jackson admitted hitting Isbell, but said he did it because Isbell came out of the car with a knife. Jackson also said he was the only one of : the five to hit Isbell. ': Two witnesses said that a sec-j'ond youth hit Isbell, along with : several others of the group. Jackson's bond hearing was slated for today. Curious worker takes radioactive cylinder home MOSCOW (AP) - A curious worker took home a tiny cylinder J containing the radioactive ele- ment cesium which he found near a factory in central Russia, Prav- da reported Tuesday, t' The cylinder was discovered in . j: a shed near the worker's home in . i Tula after a routine aerial inspec- tion reported a strong radiation ;source, the Communist Party :: newspaper said. Inspectors using radiation meters pinpointed the 'exact location, it said. An investigation has begun to : determine who lost the cylinder ;jon the grounds of the t-Tulachermet Ferrous Metallurgy : Enterprise and when, Pravda ?;said. :: "It is not ruled out the small-scale Chernobyls may end up not i::only in Tula people's sheds but Salso their homes due to negli-jgence by officials," the newspaper said. ;: Pravda said the unidentified worker did not know what was in the cylinder when he took it home. Cesium is used in photoelectric cells. Wed., Augurt 15, 1990 (Continued from page 1) ible call-up of reserve units would be discussed. Williams said Tuesday night that if such a call-up were made, he expected "a great deal" of the reservists would remain in the United States and mainly would handle support functions rather than combat-related duties. Bush's speech to Pentagon workers marked the end of his brief return to Washington from the Maine coast, where he is taking his annual summer vacation. He was returning there later in the day. In his remarks, Bush said Saddam had deceived the Arab world into believing be would not invade Kuwait and seemed to suggest that American forces could be in the Gulf region for some time. "No one should doubt our staying power or determination," he said. "It is Saddam who invaded an Arab state. It is Saddam who now threatens the Arab nation," he said. "We, by contrast, seek to assist our Arab friends in their hour of need." Bush added, "Saddam would also have us believe that his is a struggle between the 'haves' and the have nots.' But Iraq is one of the 'haves' next to Saudi Arabia, Iraq has the largest oil reserves in the world. "But thanks to Saddam's ruinous policies of war against other Muslims, he has transformed wealth into poverty," the president said. "Sadly, it is the Iraqi people who suffer today because of the raw territorial ambition of Saddam Hussein." , Explaining his decision to strike back at Iraq, Bush said, "Our jobs, our way of life, our own freedom and the freedom of friendly countries around the world would all suffer if control of the world's great oil reserves fell into the hands of Saddam Hussein." "A half century ago, our nation and the world paid dearly for appeasing an aggressor who should and could have been stopped," Bush said, refer Saddam (Continued from page 1) delegation was en route to Tehran to deliver Saddam's message, which it said it would review "with optimism." Saddam appeared to accept a border demarcation treaty he had rejected in peace talks following the August 1988 cease-fire of the eight-year war with Iran. The move seemed aimed at heading off more trouble with Iran, which had condemned Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on Aug. 2 but also criticized the multinational force dispatched to Saudi Arabia. Saddam said he sought to "turn the gulf into a lake of peace free of foreign fleets and forces that harbor ill intentions against us." In other developments: The Pentagon said that Defense Secretary Dick Cheney is considering urging Bush to order a national callup of armed forces reserves for active duty because of the drain on units sending soldiers abroad. Bush can call up to 200,000 reservists for up to 180 days without seeking con- 'At-risk' youth (Continued from page 1) black and white, male and female. Being at risk in South Carolina is not a plight reserved for the poor or disadvantaged." Unless early intervention at home or in the classroom succeeds, most at-risk children wind up dropping out of school and try-ing to enter the job market without any skills, Willbur and other seminar speakers said. In the past, young people could get jobs without having special skills, but that's no longer the case, the speakers said. As the United States moves from a manufacturing economy to a service economy, new jobs will demand more sophisticated and technologically skilled employees, they said. At-risk children can wind up becoming unemployed adults who drain the resources of society, they said. "We have a problem in the Middle East right now," said state Sen. John Drummond, "but it's not as big a problem as the one we're talking about today: at-risk children." As an example of specific social costs, Greenwood Sheriff Sam Riley said there has been a marked increase in crimes com- Quotes By The Associated Press . "If it's a hole through which commerce flows in an otherwise tight net, I would certainly think that Aqaba should be closed to Iraqi commerce." President Bush, threatening a blockade of the southern Jordanian port if it is used as a conduit for trade with Iraq. "Every child's dream of finding a sunken treasure is not just human, it's also legal." Richard Robot, attorney for the finders of a 19th century shipwreck off South Carolina, after a judge ruled they are entitled to keep the treasure. "The past nine months have been the most difficult time of my life, and yet out of every adversity comes achievement." Washington Mayor Marion Barry, convicted of cocaine possession less than a week ago, announcing he will run for City Council. Bush on gulf crisis gressional approval. The outlook darkened for about 3.000 Americans caught in Iraq and Kuwait when Saddam sent his forces into the small, oil-rich sultanate. The Iraqi ambassador to Greece said in Athens the Americans and other stranded foreigners could leave "as soon as the threats from the United States and its allies are eliminated." ABC quoted an Iraqi Foreign Ministry official in Baghdad as saying Americans in Iraq are "restrictees" who will stay there until the crisis ends. The British Foreign Office said today conditions in Kuwait appear to be deteriorating. There have been reports of wholesale looting but food and gasoline were still available, said a spokesman, who by custom was not identified. Banks remained closed. The Iraqi ambassador to Venezuela said on Tuesday that Iraq would retaliate against Venezuela and other OPEC oil cartel members if they boost oil production to fill the gap created by blocked supplies from Iraq and Kuwait. With Kuwait now "an mitted by juveniles in South Carolina during the last five years. In 1985, 285 youths under 17 were arrested for violent crimes in South Carolina, he Said. By 1989 that number had risen to 475. In 1985 only two juveniles were arrested for cocaine, crack, or heroin in the state, but in 1989 the number had jumped to 154, Riley said. "I feel like we wind up with all the people who fall out of the pipeline," he said. Larry Dozier, president of Self Memorial Hospital, said that many at-risk females wind up having children at early ages and often give birth to premature babies. These babies usually require long stays at the hospital before they can go home, Dozier said. The average cost for one month of hospital nursery care for one baby is $32,000, Dozier said. Many of these costs are shifted onto the taxpayers or other patients, he said. S.C. troops (Continued from page 1) National Guard. Guard units across the state are checking their equipment and making preparations in case they are called to help, Marchant said. "We know that we can be called upon and we're preparing for that. But we can't speculate on specific involvement, and we always have to keep security in mind," he said. Marchant said he is In contact with Pentagon officials daily to discuss South Carolina's units and equipment. Meanwhile, military officials will not disclose the scope of South Carolina's current involvement In the "Desert Shield" operation in Saudi Arabia. In addition to the deployment from Shaw, A-10 jets from Myrtle Beach have reportedly being prepped for action if they have not already been sent. But officials would not discuss operations at the Myrtle Beach base. At the U.S. Marine Air Station at Beaufort, officials also declined comment. "If I had anything to tell you, I couldn't," said Capt. Arnold Kozloski. "The bottom line is that there is an ongoing operation conducted by the Department of Defense." Observers of Charleston Air Force base and its 58 C-141 heavy transport jets said they have noticed fewer planes on the site in recent days, though military officials would not comment on the base's possible involvement in the Middle East crisis. The role of the Myrtle Beach base is of particular interest to those who disagree with a Pentagon plan to close the site as it phases out operation of the A-10s. Air Force officials were scheduled to meet with area residents Tuesday night to answer questions and hear comments from the public. The base, Horry County's largest employer, Is being studied for closure as part of the Defense Department's proposed budget-cutting measures. The base employs 330 military personnel and nearly 1,000 civilian workers. " ? ring to Adolf Hitler. "We are not about to make the same mistake again." Vowing to keep the pressure on Saddam, Bush said, "Together we must ensure that no goods get in and that not one drop of oil gets out." Crown Prince Hussan, King Hussein's brother and political adviser, was asked today about the message Hussein was carrying from Saddam to Bush. Bush is expected to see the king on Thursday in Maine. In an interview from Jordan on ABC's "Good Morning America," Hussan said declined to discuss details of the message, but said, "I don't thing that his majesty would be traveling at this crucial moment if the Iraqi leadership did not have a rational approach to the future." Hussan also said reports today that Iraq was seeking peace with neighboring Iran "shows a major achievement." In a letter to Iranian President Hashemi Rafsan-jani reported today by the Iraqi government, Saddam said he will begin withdrawing troops from Iranian territory and release Iranian prisoners of war. To the dismay of the United States, Jordan has been subverting the United Nations trade embargo by allowing truckloads of goods to roll into Iraq, carrying supplies unloaded from ships at the Red Sea port of Aqaba. The southern Jordanian port is the last opening for goods for Iraq if ships completely seal the Persian Gulf. "If it's a hole through which commerce flows in an otherwise tight net, I would certainly think that Aqaba should be closed to Iraqi commerce," Bush declared at a news conference Tuesday. He said any country allowing goods into Iraq would be violating the sanctions and an embargo approved by the United Nations. "But he's (Hussein) coming here. I'll have a chance to talk to him," Bush said. nexed," Iraq has control of 20 percent of the world's oil reserves. A steep rise in world oil prices followed the Kuwait invasion. The U.N. Security Council on Aug. 6 ordered a global embargo on trade with Iraq as punishment for seizing Kuwait. Bush then sent U.S. troops and planes to Saudi Arabia, saying Iraqi troops massed nearby in Kuwait threatened Saudi Arabia and its vast oil reserves. Twelve Arab League nations voted for an Arab force to protect Saudi Arabia, with the vanguard of Syria's contingent arriving Tuesday, according to diplomatic sources in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. Egyptian and Moroccan troops are already there. The predominantly Moslem nation of Bangladesh said today its troops would join multinational forces in Saudi Arabia. The size of the contingent was not disclosed. Jordan's Hussein has refused so far to join In embargo efforts against Iraq and to cut what could become Iraq's economic lifeline. What then can be done about the problem? Willbur told audience members that mentoring is one of the most effective ways of dealing with at-risk youths. According to Willbur, effective mentoring must be structured, one-on-one, and be treated as a partnership involving mutual respect. Members of a surrounding community, particularly business and community leaders, are the ideal mentors for at-risk children, he said. Said District 50 Superintendent Michael McKenzie, another speaker at the seminar, "We all have had a mentor at some point along the way. We've had someone who believed in us. Children respond the same way." After the seminar, Drummond and Miller said they intend to form a steering committee to get a mentoring program under way in the Greenwood area. 'At-risk' youth Deaths and funerals RUTH WALTERS DUE WEST - Ruth Kirkpatrick Moore Walters, 81, formerly of Due West Retirement Center, died Aug. 12, 1990 at Baldock Health Care Center, North Huntington, Pa. She was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and retired from the North Carolina Department of Education, having taught in Hendersonville City Schools and at Western Carolina College. She was a member of Honea Path First Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, James D. Kirkpatrick of Pittsburgh; a sister, Anna May Pfau of Irwin, Pa.; a stepson, Rufus Walters of New York City, N.Y.; and two stepdaughters, Anna Walters Richards of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Margaret Walters Meyake of Fairport, N.Y. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pruitt Funeral Home, Honea Path. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Shepherds Memorial Park in Hendersonville, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. BEN SPEARMAN PELZER Benjamin Alver "Ben" Spearman, 79, of Long Cane Road, died Aug. 14, 1990 at his home. He retired from South Carolina State Highway Department and was a member of Ware Place Church of God. " Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J.B. (Frances) Brookie of Ware Shoals and Mrs. Joe Curtis (Roxie) Walz of Bay Minette, Ala.; and a son, Jakie Spearman of Pelzer. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ware Place Church of God with burial in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. The family is at the home. CLEO J. LUSK CLINTON Services for Cleo J. Lusk will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lydia Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will be in Rose-mont Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Gray Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge. Abbeville man dies in moped wreck An Abbeville man died Tuesday after he fell from his moped on the 72 Bypass, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Samuel Riley Taylor, 56, of Route 3, Box 378, died after he lost control of his moped, Highway Patrol officials said. Taylor fell and hit his head on a curb, according to officials. The accident occurred around 1 p.m. on the 72 Bypass about 2.5 miles east of the Abbeville County line. City log POLICE DEPARTMENT Greenwood Police officers prepared incident reports on three fraudulent checks, a disorderly conducttrespassing, a kidnappingfirst degree criminal sexual conduct, an assault with a deadly weapon, a forgery, a drawing a weapon, a petit larceny, an autobreakingpetit larceny, an assault and battery with intent to killassault and battery, a burglarydestruction of real propertycriminal domestic violence, an assault and battery, an assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, an unlawful use of the telephone, a giving a false name to police and a trespassing after notice. Among the reports: A 24-year-old woman said she was standing by her vehicle parked in a lot near Magnolia Avenue Tuesday evening when a woman drove by her and stuck her tongue out. The woman drove by a second time and tried to ram the complainant with her vehicle. No arrests have been made. VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS Coronaca Station 50 and Hodges-Cokesbury Station 40 responded to a grass fire near Ridge Road at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Greenwood EMS responded to six emergencies and four transport requests Tuesday. The calls were to Self Memorial Hospital (two), U.S. 25 North (two), S.C. 72 West (two), Abbey Drive, Blyth Road, Greenbrook Manor and McKellar Court. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT The Greenwood County Sheriff's Department responded Tuesday to two grand larcenies, two assaults and battery, one burglary, one stolen bicycle, one gas drive-off, one towed vehicle, one shoplifting incident, and one trespassing incident. Among the reports: Three chain saws worth $925 were stolen from a Route 1 Greenwood barn between Aug. 7 and 9, reports said. A $300 bicycle was stolen from a Shearbrook Drive residence between July 30 and Tuesday, according to reports. DANIEL L DUNAWAY CROSS HILL - Daniel Lewis Dunaway, 74, husband of Mrs. Emma Lawson Dunaway, of Route 1, Pineland Shores, formerly of 102 Washington St., Clinton, died Aug. 14, 1990 at his home. Born in Cross Anchor, he was a son of the late William A. and Nancy Vaughn Dunaway. He retired from Clinton Mills after more than 50 years, attended Soul Chapel of Cross Hill and was a member of the Old Timers Club, Greenwood Lake Association and Bailey Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Richard Dunaway of Augusta, Ga., and Roger Dunaway of Chesnee; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Gilstrap of Greenville, Mrs Delores Jones of Simpsonville and Mrs. Janice Woods of Laurens; a brother, Brooks Dunaway of Clinton; 16 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bailey Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Herlong officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bailey Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, Bailey St., Clinton, 29325. Gray Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge. DEWEY A. SIMPSON JR. TRAVELERS REST - Dewey Alexanders Simpson Jr., 61, widower of Mrs. Wilma Lois Jones Simpson, of 1450 Whitehorse Rd. Ext., died Aug. 13, 1990 Born in Abbeville County, he was a son of Mrs. Mary Lucille Campbell Simpson and the late Dewey Alexander Simpson Sr. He was employed by Courtesy Mechanical of Greenville and was a Baptist. Surviving are his mother of Travelers Rest; two sisters, Mrs. Sara Juanita Ayers of Athens, Ga., and Mrs. Barbara Jackson of Taylors; and a brother, Terry D. Simpson of Travelers Rest. , Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Harris Funeral Home of Abbeville. The family is at the home. MRS. AILEENE L. NESBITT Aileene Lewis Nesbitt, 91, of Greenwood Methodist Home, formerly of Spartanburg, died Aug. 15, 1990. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Richard Franklin and Elleyn McLin Lewis. She was a former social worker in Louisville, Ky. She was a member of Main St. United Methodist Church in Greenwood, a former member of Central United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, a member of United Methodist Women and was a past president and former board member of the Bethlehem Center in Spartanburg. She was the widow of Dr. Charles Franklin Nesbitt, a Reeves professor of religion at Wofford College. Surviving are a son, the Rev. C. Burns Nesbitt of West Columbia; and three grandchildren. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Methodist Home. Graveside services will be at noon Friday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greenwood Methodist Home, 1110 Marshall Rd., Greenwood, 29646 or to Nesbitt Scholarship Fund, Wofford College, Spartanburg, 29303-3840. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel of Spartanburg is in charge. SAMUEL RILEY TAYLOR ABBEVILLE - Samuel Riley Taylor, 55, widower of Annie L. Fisher Taylor, of Route 3, died Aug. 14, 1990. Services will be announced by Harris Funeral Home. THE INDEX-JOURNAL U S P S 261-540 Oraanwood Journal. aatabMM Aug 1, 1695; Qfaaowod lnd muomw) Nov J, mi: Tin Journal and MwContoMaMdFtto 1(1 PtMiiM WnMd ItttiMm mi Un Knhp THE INDEX-JOURNAL COMPANY ofOremoM SC Snow Claaa Pouoi Pad MQrwnwuod, SC Rates by Carrier: 1Wk. 1Mo. 3 Mo. 6Mos. 12Mos. 1.75 7.60 22.75 45.50 ' 91.00 By Mail 12.00 36.00 72.00 144.00 Sunday Only By Carrier BA5 16 90 33 Sunday Only By Mail 15 ( 00 30.00 60.00 TTw Indan-Joumal Is not respontibl toe monay pax) In advanca to camars. 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