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   Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1995, Gastonia, North Carolina                                 The Gaston  Get down, Nancy  Nancy Kerrigan's latest career move: recording an album.  Page 1C  ►UNDAY, MARCH 5, 1995  ONE DOLLAR  PUTTING IT TOGETHER  Task force goals  ■EDUCATION-Parents, elected offidds, schools, business and the overall community need to M more aware of crime and drug problems endways to prevent them.  ■COORDINATION - There needs to be more coordination and improved accessibility to pro-arams already ovoitabie for people who need help escaping from crime and drugs.  ■ MORE HELP - The community needs to expond existing programs ond create new ones to curb crime and drug abuse.  ■ OVERSIGHT - A permanent group needs to be appointed to see the task forceps gods are reached. This could be an existin ment agency, volunteer board ol tors, or a paid staff.  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About 70 members of the task force hammered out what will become the final report of their two-year study.  They echoed their original mission statement — no one circumstance causes crime and drug abuse, and a combined community effort will be  required to solve the problems.  Themes that came out in separate subcommittee reports, presented at the Gastonia City Club, were:  • Parenting — The task force survey conducted at last fall's town meetings found poor parenting to be a major cause of crime. More of the subcommittees mentioned parenting than any other topic.  Some thought that many people would jump at the chance to improve their parenting skills at classes taught at area schools, churches, recreation centers or even coin laundries.  But Jim Ferguson said that wouldn't work for everybody, that some parents would have to be required to attend classes. He said classes should be mandatory for parents of children who are truant or get  Please see G0ALS/2A  Jane Love/Ths Gazette  IXirning  THE OTHER CHEEK  »tOtlOUTY  ■ Officer Steven McDonald will never walk again because Shavad Jones put a bullet in his spine. Now McDonald wants to team up with his assailant and teach others about the tragedy.  MALVEMM^uY. (AP) - Because of what Shft'iilpmcs did to him, Officer Steven McDonald feels nothing below his neck, breathes only with a machine, goes nowhere without a wheelchair and a nurse.  Because of Shavod Jones, McDonald will never make love with his wife or hug his son. His body is wracked by spasms, his sleep haunted by nightmares. He cannot tell hot from cold. He cannot scratch his nose.  But this morning, sitting in his kitchen on Long Island, McDonald is not talking about what Jones did to him nine years ago; he's talking about what he wants to do for Jones when he gets out of prison later this year.  McDonald long ago forgave Jones for shooting him. Now, he's saying, he'd like to team up with him.  "1 don't think we've ever seen anything like what I envision — the two of us, together," he says in a soft.  Please see 0FFICER/8A  ►Gaston County Police Officer Will Gillis can't forget David Lynch, pictured. Lyncfi chose to shoot everyone in his path. Gillis is not ready to forgive convicted killer. Page 7A  Associated Press  Police Officer Steven McDonald tells his story to students in New York  Gastonia woman shocked city by forgiving husband's killer  By Stiana Hefner  Gazette Staff Reporter  GASTONIA - Ray Aldridge claimed he didn't remember. Margaret Wilhelm will never forget.  The 21-year-old Aldridge would later tell police he spent the day drinking with his buddies and taking pills.  He said he didn't remember  shooting into crowds of people during his two-hour rampage on Liberty Street. He said he didn't recall fatally wounding Gastonia Police Officer J.E. "Red" English on that November day in 1948.  But in those fateful hours, Aldridge picked up his rifle and used it to kill Mrs. Wilhelm's husband — shooting him a sin-Please see WIFE/7A  John Clark The Gazette  Margaret Wilhelm Witti photos of her grandchildren behind her  Iraqis  rebuilding military?  U.S. uses new evidence to beat back attempts to lift U.N. sanctions  N.Y. Times News Service  WASHINGTON - New evidence of an Iraqi military buildup has helped the United States beat back an effort to lift United Nations sanctions against Baghdad, senior administration officials said Saturday.  They said the Clinton administration had shared intelligence data, including satellite photos, with other Security Council members Saddam to show that President Saddam Hussein has been rebuilding factories that could produce chemical weapons or missiles as well as integrating stolen Kuwaiti missiles and armored vehicles into the Iraqi army.  Please see IRAQ/2 A  Bob Dole takes aim at Gingrich's ideas  NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Dole to Newt Gingrich: Thoughts don't always make good ideas, even if you have five file cabinets' worth to choose from.  There are drawbacks to Gingrich's vision thing, Dole says of his fellow Republican in an interview.  "You can go out there and say, 'I've got nine ideas.' Well maybe one of them is good," says the Senate majority leader and presidential hopeful. "We're the party of ideas, but that doesn't mean every idea is a good idea."  Dole adds wryly: "You hear Gingrich's staff has these five file cabinets, four big ones and this little tiny one. No. 1 is 'Newt's ideas.' No. 2, 'Newt's ideas.' No. 3, No. 4, 'Newt's ideas.' The little one is 'Newt's Good Ideas.'"  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