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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Jones Wins PGA Opener Page 7A A Quick Read Westinghouse Unions Agree Performance will replace seniority as the determining factor in future layoffs among about 1500 construc tion workers at the Savannah River Plant under craft unions tentative agreement with the new SRP contractor Westinghouse Savannah River Co has reached a mutual understand ing on a transition agreement with 10 crafts unions representing 1400 to 1500 construction workers at SRP company spokesman Jack Herr mann said The agreement is designed to cov er the period through April 1 when Westinghouse will replace the Du Pont Co as lead SRP contractor The union employees who are now Du Pont employees will become em ployees of Bechtel Savannah River Co Westinghouses principal archi tecturalengineering subcontractor on April 1 Du Pont has traditionally allowed its most senior construction workers at SRP to escape layoffs but the practice is an informal one Herr mann said Derrick Against Pay Hike For Congress Rep Butler C Derrick DSC op poses a Congressional pay hike he has announced With difficult budget choices on the horizon this is not the time for a pay hike he said Thats why Ill be voting against it After all we cant ask the taxpayers to tighten their belts unless were ready to tighten our own Rep Derrick said hed like to see the 101st Congress remembered for dealing with the deficit and improv ing the nuclear weapons program not for boosting our salaries Geologist Studies SC Quake Threat SC Rabies Cases Doubled In 1988 Weather Bundle Up Again Today will be cloudy and cold with showers likely The high will be near 50 Tonight will be colder with a low in the 30s Tuesday will be cloudy and cool with scattered showers Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Margorie Attaway Woodstock Va Danny Busbee Aiken Elizabeth Brewer Belvedere Katherine M Clark North Augusta Luther Elliott Augusta Lizzie M Gable Troy James M Gay North Augusta Anna Mae Grant North Augusta EzraW Isbell Augusta Lillian G McClain Beech Island Carrie Thomas Aiken Lorene H Whisnant Shelby NC Hubert R Woodward Aiken Julia M Woodward Aiken Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge7B Calendar3B Classifieds5B Comics4B Crossword88 Cryptoquote6B Dear Abby4B Lewis Grizzarcl5A Local Front1B Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports7A Television4B Weather6A Monday January91389 Happy Day Aiken South Carolina Last Budget Is Unveiled NWaste Cleanup 82 Federal Programs Killed By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON President Reagan today sent Congress a trillion farewell budget that attacked his biggest economic fail ure the federal deficit by repris ing some of his cherished ideas about reducing the size of government The presidents ninth and final spending plan called for reducing the budget deficit to billion in the 1990 fiscal year its lowest level since the beginning of his presidency This budget shows that a gradu Related Stories Page 3A al elimination of the deficit is pos sible without raising taxes Rea gan said in his budget message It can be done in a reasonable re sponsible way with discipline and fairness New taxes are not required In his proposals for the fiscal year that starts Oct 1 1989 Rea gan advocated terminating a total of 82 government programs slash ing spending on farm subsidies and Please See LAST Page IDA Victims Of Wreck Mourned By School AP Laserphoto RICE REJOICES San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice 80 celebrates his first quarter touchdown reception with teammates Steve Wallace 74 and Tom Rathman 44 during action in yesterdays NFC Championship game against the Chicago Bears The 49ers will meet the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl New 737 Crashes 43 Dead By The Associated Press KEGWORTH England Investigatorstoday examined the wreckage of a 12weekold Boeing 737 that crashed along Englands main north south highway after an engine caught fire Po lice said 43 of the 126 people aboard were killed British Midland Airways said sabotage was not suspected in the crash of its Belfastbound jetliner which plowed into a highway embank ment Sunday night while attempting an emer gency landing The plane struck a halfmile short of an air port runway spilling bodies and personal be longings Eightythree people were injured in cluding three rescue workers and the pilot 25year veteran Kevin Hunt One of the jets two engines had caught fire eight minutes into the flight but officials gave no immediate explanation for the second disas ter in British skies in less than three weeks Nine British investigators were at the site to day searching the wreckage and hunting for the two cockpit flight recorders said Transport Min ister Paul Channon He said officials from Boeing and General Electric which helped build the jets engines would join the effort British Midland said the jet was delivered just 12 weeks ago and had flown less than 500 hours It grounded its other 737400 for inspection At least four British soldiers serving in North ern Ireland were among the 43 killed police said Its amazing no motorists or nearby resi dents were killed Leicestershire Assistant Chief Constable Tony Butler told a news conference today Its a very busy road Channon said the fast response of alerted emergency services saved lives The airport fire brigade was there within minutes a number of people are living as a result Police said the last person was taken from the wreckage more than seven hours after the crash They said it took hours to extract Hunt the pilot who a spokeswoman for the Leicester Royal Infirmary said was in poor con dition with multiple injuries The plane took off from Londons Heathrow Please See NEW Page IDA By JAMES PATRICK Staff Writer The Aiken couple killed this weekend were en route to a basket ball game from a band festival at which they had worked as volun teers and in which their sons had participated according to sources The travel to and from high school activities was not unusual for the couple who had been ac tively involved in athletics and band functions for years Hubert Ray Woody Woodward 57 and his wife Marie G Wood ward 45 were headed on Richard son Lake Road to Silver Bluff High School when their automobile was struck headon by an automobile driven by Dantzler Danny Alvin Busbee Jr 18 according to reports Mr Woodward was pronounced dead at the scene and is believed to have died instantly Aiken County Coronor Sue R Townsend said Mrs Woodward admitted to the Medical College of Georgia died of head injuries at while Busbee died at HCA Aiken Regional Medi cal Centers at Mrs Townsend said Busbee was also killed Busbees vehicle is thought to have been traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of it crossing the center line and strik ing the Woodwards vehicle a spokesman for the SC Highway Patrol said Neither alcohol nor drugs is sus pected in the accident the spokes man said The Woodwards had worked a concession stand for the South Ai ken High School Band Boosters Club at a band festival held at the high school on Saturday John L Larry Nelson athletic director at South Aiken High School said Please See VICTIMS Page 10A Madame President Class Of 92 Getting Less Federal Help Staff Photo By Phil Jones A NEW PRESIDENT The National Mental Health Association recently elected Carol W Garvin as its president for 1989 Mrs Garvin who works out of her home on Coker Spring Road has been a volunteer for the associations Aiken branch since 1975 By JiLL LAWRENCE AP Education Writer WASHINGTON Entering col lege freshmen are getting less aid from the federal government and are increasingly interested in mak ing their educations pay off in cold cash according to a survey of more than 300000 students The annual survey nonetheless found that students entering col lege in 1988 were more likely than their 1987 counterparts to want to pursue graduate study despite the financial obstacles And although students are more interested in making money they seem less interested in business careers as a means of reaching that goal the survey said The findings released Sunday by the American Council on Educa tion and the Higher Education Re search Institute at the University of California at Ixs Angeles are based on questionnaires filled out by entering 585 twoand fouryear colleges and uni versities The results were adjust ed to reflect the total population of 164 million firsttime fulltime en tering students and have a margin of error of plus or minus two points Only 156 percent of freshmen en tering school last fall received Pell grants the governments major aid program for lowand middle income students the survey found That was the lowest level since the survey began 23 years ago and less than half the 315 percent who re ceived Pell grants in 1980 Freshman participation in other federal aid programs also fell while students reported greater re liance on family contributions sav ings loans and institutional grants The amount of Pell grant aid awarded to students actually rose Please See CLASS Page 10A   

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