Aiken Standard, January 16, 1989

Aiken Standard

January 16, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 16, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Aiken CountyPublic Library Sports Steve Jones Wins Hope Classic Page 7A A Quick Read Aiken Prep Day Schools To Merge Aiken Preparatory School and Ai ken Day School will merge in July Dr David J Devey announced Sunday Dr Devey headmaster of Aiken Preparatory School will act as head master on the new campus as well James A Polk the current headmas ter of Aiken Day School will have a chief administrative post The merger means a combined board of trustees and the assimila tion of the professional staffs and all students he said The name of the new school will be Aiken Preparatory School All class es prekindergarden through ninth will be held on the current Aiken Pre paratory School campus where there is plenty of space to accommodate the expected 130 students Although many details have not yet been worked out such as what will happen to the grounds of the Aiken Day School when the students begin classes in the Aiken Preparatory School in September the trustees intend for the school to remain small personal and academically oriented Dr Devey said People are delighted about the merger he It will be good for the Aiken community Dr Devey said the merger was a natural process brought on by a de sire to expand Aiken Preparatory School and improve the programs at both schools Aiken Preparatory School was founded in 1916 and Aiken Day School in 1933 he said The two have worked together for many years much like two parts of one family We thought of expanding Aiken Preparatory School to include kin dergarden first second and third grades as part of a long range plan so it seemed natural to merge with an associate school We thought the pro grams at both schools would be en hanced he said Special committees from both schools worked together for months before recommending to each board the merits of combining the opera tions The trustees unanimously con cluded the new school would provide an outstanding educational experi ence for the children Dr Devey said Weather This afternoon will be sunny with a high near GOTonight will be fair with a low near 30 Tomorrow will be part ly cloudy with highs near 60 Please see Page 5A for details Deaths Eleanor E Ergle Augusta Rufus Kinard Jr Ridge Spring Elease M Samuels Graniteville Alex Smith Barnwell Carl Smith Burnettwon W Glenn Wilson North Augusta Please see Page 5A for details Inside Today Bridge Calendar Classifieds Comics Crossword Cryptoquote Dear Abby Local Front Obituaries Opinions Sports Television Weather 5B 8B 3B 28 6B 4B 28 1B 5A 4A 7A 2B 5A Page 2 A SCvMay Abolish Auto Inspections Arrival Kit Describes Aiken Area Monday January 161989 Signal Error Blamed In Fatal Crash 110 People Killed When Trains Collide By The Associated Press DHAKA Bangladesh Operators us ing a newlyinstalled system may have wrongly signaled two trains that crashed headon killing at least 110 people and injuring 1000 in the countrys worst rail accident authorities said About 40 people remained in critical condition today according to one hospi tal official who spoke on condition of anonymity The 10car express train and sevencar mail train slammed into each other Sun day outside the farming village of Maizdi Khan sending cars tumbling and tossing passengers into freshlyharvested rice paddies The express train was traveling at about 50 mph the mail train coming to a halt authorities said Communications Secretary Mazurul Karim estimated that more than 2000 people were aboard the trains many of them Moslem pilgrims He said howev er that people routinely ride between the cars and on the roofs making a precise count difficult The government appointed a commis sion to investigate the collision and or dered that the panels findings be ready within two weeks It declared today a day of mourning Shortly after the accident senior offi cials of the staterun railroad said they suspected operators may not have known how to properly work a sophisticated dig ital signaling system installed five days earlier Human failure and wrong signaling may have caused the two trains to come on the same track leading to the colli sion said one official who spoke on con dition of anonymity But Communications Minister Anwar Hossain disputed their suspicions saying more than 200 trains had traveled on the track since the system was installed Tuesday The track on which the crash occurred share northand southbound Please See SIGNAL Page 6A Bush Cabinet Faces Congress AP Laserphotc FfNAL BREAK Presidentelect George Bush and his treasury secretary Nicholas Brady enjoy the weekend fishing in Florida Bush will busy in Washington this week preparing for Fridays inauguration Issues Expected To Key Hearings By The Associated Press WASHINGTON President elect Bushs choice of a moderate pragmatic cabinet means the con firmation process that begins this week will lack the ideological over tones of the Reagan years and in stead offer debate on substantive issues The penwcrats who control Con gress are likeiy to use the sessions to force Bushs nominees to say how they will carry out their boss campaign promises to tend to ne glected social programs in a time of extreme fiscal austerity and to test the strength of Bushs nonew taxes pledge They will want to build a record for why new revenues are going to be needed said Charles Cook a Washington political analyst The Democrats are going to let the nominees build their case for them Initial reactions on Capitol Hill to Bushs cabinet selections have been generally positive The ma jority of those named are veterans of federal government service Three are holdovers from the Rea gan administration five others have been previously confirmed by the Senate for other jobs and four are former members of Congress Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell DMaine has said he is impressed with the appointees as a group and expects the Senate to work well with them They are generally experi enced hopefully pragmatic people and we wont have the rigid ideolo gy of the first Reagan term Mitchell said I am trying very hard to establish from our side an atmosphere of cooperation and bipartisanship Mitchell said he will seek speedy confirmation for the appointees fol lowing committee scrutiny with the first batch going to the Senate floor for votes on Jan 25 Please See BUSH Page 6A Foreign Policy Hints From Bush Indicate Changes By BARRY SCHWEID The Associated Press WASHINGTON Presidentelect George Bush said so little about his view of the world during the campaign it is hard to predict his foreign policy but since winning the White House he has dropped some serious hints These indicate he will slow down nego tiations with the Soviet Union to reduce longrange nuclear weapons while taking a softer approach on Nicaragua Also Bush is not a good bet to push the US Strategic Defense Initiative very hard If the hints turn into facts Bush will have diverged significantly from Ronald Shultz Arrives n ViennaPage 2A Reagan on all three points Even so the change would be one of degree and not a radical shift Bush and his Secretary of State James A Baker III evidently want time to re flect and to feel their way They are like ly to focus at the start on cultivating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies and improving relations with Japan an economic powerhouse that increasingly appears at crosspurposes with the Unit ed States on trade and fiscal issues Bush has indicated he will continue the recent Reagan administration policy of firing rifle shot trade sanctions at eco nomic allies who discriminate against US goods to show our determination to have fair trade and equal access Reagan started slowly too holding off any serious action on arms control for 10 months while damning Moscow with tra ditional rightwing rhetoric However Reagan wound up holding five summit meetings with Soviet Presi dent Mikhail S Gorbachev and signing a treaty to abolish intermediaterange nu clear missiles those that carry from 300 to 3000 miles Bush clearly isnt planning to reverse the trend I am impressed with what Mr Gorba chev says and I really think he wants better relations Bush said in a recent television interview I think hes fully committed to perestroika and glasnost And I dont think you can put the genie back into the bottle once you open it and lighten up a little there But the resumption of USSoviet nego tiations on a strategic arms reduction treaty may be postponed for several months Already Bush has said a de tailed pointbypoint program cannot be ready by Feb 15 the tentative date for negotiators to return to the table in Geneva Please See FOREIGN Page 6A Numerous Events Are Scheduled To Honor Rev King By JOHN A BOLT The Associated Press ATLANTA Black leaders nationwide remembered the Rev Martin Luther King Jr on what would have been his 60th birthday by urging a new generation to use not confuseor abuse the rights they enjoy because of his struggles Today is a federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader and the com memorations included the swearing in of the first blacks on the Dallas County Ala Commission in more than a centu ry The ceremony was scheduled for Sel ma where King began the 1965 Selmato Montgomery march that resulted in passage of the Voting Rights Act The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia was to be symbolically tapped today and church and school bells were being rung in Mich igan Gofers were to tee off in a subur ban Los Angeles tournament benefiting Kings Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Rev Jesse Jackson was scheduled as the featured speaker at Kings church in Atlanta Presidentelect Bush was planning to attend an ecumenical breakfast AP Laserphoto REMEMBERED The Rev Martin Luther King Jr is honored today organized by the Inaugural AfroAmeri can Committee in Washington Other Please See NUMEROUS Page 6A USCA Service Honors Civil Rights Leader By DENISE STUBBS Staff Writer On April 4 1968 a shot rang out in Memphis Tenn A bullet from a snipers gun brought to rest the leader of the greatest civil rights movement America has ever known So ended the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr Born sixty years ago on Jan 15 this Atlanta native spurred the black freedom movement into motion He turned rallies into crusades local con flicts into national issues and motivated boys to become men in the face of great adversity Even though Dr Kings final breath came on that fateful day 21 years ago echoes of his words and the cries of his ministry still ring throughout a nation that continues to strive for a balance of justice and freedom for all To commemorate Dr King and his ac complishments USC Aiken presented Dr Patricia RussellMcCloud to speak at its Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Service Sunday night The ceremony filled with singing from the USCA Vocal Ensemble and com ments from USCA Chancellor Dr Robert E Alexander and Eileen Menefee direc tor of Minority Resources and Affirma tive Action lifted the spirit of inspiration and dedication Dr RussellMcCloud an attorney orig inally from Indianapolis Ind and presi dent of RussellMcCloud and Associates spoke to the audience at the Etherredge Center about their responsibility in con tinuing the effort toward social racial and ethnical freedom To commemorate the man who started the civil rights movement who bore the burden and paid the price to change the face of America Dr RussellMcCloud challenged the audience to look in them selves to find what it takes to continue the quest begun by Dr King We have come to the point that the answer is within us she said Its upon us to dare to be different In life you only Please See USCA Page 6A ;