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   Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1995, Gastonia, North Carolina                                 Panthers adding Pro Bowl linebacker to roster, Page 1D  --—--——--^WHHHH  The Gaston  final sports edition  i hl - I, III >sl Hi - w. .Uhi fieni Il li ' VVl I II I l'I SI H II I' .  25 CENTS  USAir flights face cuts  USAir cutbacks  Chicago, officials said.  The carrier will substitute regional aircraft in markets where passenger loads have been too low to justify jet service, USAir Chairman Seth Schofield said in a written statement.  "We indicated a month ago that part of the path to profitability is properly sizing this airline, a process that would lead to fewer planes and fewer people," Schofield said. "The first step of matching ca  pacity and demand is to cut 240 flights by July."  The cuts will be phased in beginning next month, USAir said. By July, the number of flights that do not involve landing or taking off from one of the airline's four hubs — Charlotte, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — will shrink to 10 percent.  "A lot of the reductions will be in mar-  Please see USAIR/2A  Please see CHURCH/2A  INDEX  153 RESPONSES \  GREATER GASTON V  Ç|t Do you favor a mandated moment el silence In schools? YES.. .94.8% / NO.. .5.2%  See Page SA for comment»  Abby/8C Breakaway/ 1-8C Bulletin Board/8C Business/4-6B Classified/5-12D Comics/8-9B  Crossword/9B  • • •  4 sections/ 40 pages  Call us  Gastonia/864-3291 Lincolnton/735-4616 Charlotte/825-5158 Fax/867-6988  Horoscope/8B Hometown/ 1B Movies/4C Opinion/2B Obituaries/7B Sports/1-4D  Television/8B • •  •H Ä  r  The Gazette Is a recyclable product.  Partly cloudy  High 40 Low 20« Details/ 2A  ACC Tournament  Money-saving move could affect daily traffic at Charlotte airport  From staff and wire reports  WASHINGTON - The number of USAir flights out of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport could be reduced by this summer through a move designed to save the financially ailing airline $100 million a year, USAir officials said.  USAir Wednesday said it will cut 240 of its 2,500 daily flights nationwide by July. The airline plans to add 70 flights, including Charlotte flights to San Diego and  Downtown fixture leaving?  First Baptist members scheduled to vote on move to suburban site  By Stephen Harris  Gazette Staff Reporter  GASTONIA - Downtown Gastonia will lose its second major mainline church if the 1,000 members of First Baptist vote Sunday to relocate.  Church members will decide whether to abandon to the wrecking ball a stately church sanctuary whose tile roof and elaborate bell tower have presided over the heart of Gastonia for almost three-quarters of a  century.  An adjoining wing of classrooms and offices also would be abandoned.  The church's pastor, the Rev. Leon Smith, predicted approval of new building plans by a wide margin.  The City of Gastonia would buy the 4.1-acre site at the cprncr of Franklin Boulevard and South Street for $805,000, church members say.  High renovation cost estimates and major donations prompted the move toward relocation.  A move by First Baptist has been expected since the 1970s, when the church bought 19 acres on Union Road. It opened a 20,400-square-foot Family Ministries Center in 1984 that contained a gym and classroom space.  Two new buildings are contemplated at the Union Road site. A new sanctuary would be built in front, and a fellowship hall and offices would be placed in the middle.  Cost estimates and a building schedule haven't been set.  ■ USAir plans to cut 240 of its 2,500 daily flights -about 10 percent - by July.  ■ The number of USAir flights out of Charlotte-  Douglas International Airport could be reduced as the cuts take effect.  The airline also plans to add 70 non-daily flights, including flights to Chicago and San Diego from Charlotte.   8  The cuts will be phased in beginning next month and are expected to save the airline more than $100 million per year.  Randy Erwin Jr./The Gazette  Associated Press  Duke's Kenny Blakeney, left, and Cherokee Parks look dejected after Jan. 18 loss to N.C. State.  Devils' DOWNFALL  Duke basketball team takes big tumble from the top  Teachers warned on touching  Memo urges caution in student interaction: 'Everyone is watching'  By Laura Williams-Tracy  Gazette Staff Reporter  GASTONIA - Teachers are being told to think twice before they touch their students.  A memo has circulated around one Gaston high school warning teachers that "everyone is watching and looking for something to report."  In the wake of the arrests of two substitute teachers and one long-time gym teacher in February, teachers across the county are being asked to rethink how they interact with their students.  Teachers were told it| h a te it but at a recent meeting of the local chapter yOU have tO of the North Carolina thinly Unina Association of Ed-  lR,nK lWICe  ucators to be mindful about it." of the way they touch  students. Tony Giacobbe  "You see a student President, local NCAE crying and you want  to put your hand on his shoulder. I hate it but you have to think twice about it," said Tony Giacobbe, president of the local unit of the North Carolina Association of Educators.  Giacobbe said teachers aren't being told to do anything differently, but they should think about how their actions might be interpreted.  What makes teachers jittery, Giacobbe said, is parents or adults who take advantage of the legal system to sue teachers.  For example, Giacobbe said he knew a teacher who broke up a fight between two  Please see WAR NED/2 A  By Arthur O. Murray  Gazette Sports Editor  GREENSBORO - They've gone from "Awesome, Baby" to "Awful, Baby."  The ultimate embarrassment for the most dominant team in college basketball has left coaches and fans alike be-Deviled.  Duke — the team that's made a habit of playing on college basketball's final weekend - will suffer the indignity of playing N.C. State tonight in the first game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.  Why is opening the four-day event an embarrassment? Because it means you finished in eighth or ninth place in ACC play.  And in this weirdest of seasons, Duke — the same team that's been to the Final Four seven times in the past nine years and won it all twice — finished dead last.  There are lots of reasons why it happened: Star player Grant Hill graduated, coach Mike Krzyzewski left the sidelines after 12 games because of an ailing  - Greensboro wants to hang on to the ACC Tournament, Page 8A  « Tournament preview, Page 10  Handicapping the matchups, Page 1D T   ■ Pairings, times and TV for the weekend tournament. Page 1D  Jane Lova/The Gazette  back, the Blue Devils had an uncommonly young team and the rest of the league improved significantly.  But none of those reasons lessens the surprise.  In spite of their troubles, the Blue Devils have to be the most-feared last-place team in the country.  Duke interim coach Pete Gaudet, who has seen the team go 3-14 since taking the helm, said the Blue Devils welcome the opportunity to try to salvage the  season.  "We're looking forward to playing in the tournament — a situation now where everyone is 0-0," Gaudet said.  Should Duke win the ACC tournament, it would preserve the school's 11-year streak of qualifying for the NCAA tournament.  And most observers admit it could happen.  Gaudet said the team has made progress.  "Coming up with the losses has  Please see DUKE/2A  A kiss goodbye  Associated Press  Jeannie Rockwell, wife of the late Lt. Col. Matt Urban, kisses his casket during funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Wednesday. Urban, one of the most combat-decorated soldiers in U.S. history, received 29 medals for bravery during World War II, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was 75.  Coming Friday: Parenting expert John Rosemond shares tips for raising well-adjusted kids   

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