Aiken Standard, April 23, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina AIKEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 435 NEWBERRY ST. S. W. Inside lr* as* Quayle Dedicates Thurmond Institute Page 2A A Quick Read Einstein's Scores Might Not Be High COLUMBIA (AP) — Howard Gardner doesn’t think Albert Einstein would have scored high on standardized tests, but that doesn’t mean the nuclear physicist was any less of a genius. Gardner, a research psychologist at Harvard University, uses the Einstein example to help explain his theory that students have abilities that are going unnoticed in the nation’s classrooms. A national emphasis on standardized tests and uniform schools is preventing children from developing skills in other areas, such as music, art and communication, Gardner says. While his ideas are not new, education officials say his theory of multiple intelligences could have a dramatic impact on school curricula, because it is based on extensive studies of gifted and talented students as well as brain-damaged children. Review Sought On Tribe Ruling ROCK HILL (AP) — Landowners fighting the Catawba Indian Tribe’s land claim on Saturday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court that ruled the tribe’s claim was not subject to South Carolina’s statute of limitations, an attorney said. The Catawbas filed a lawsuit in 1980 seeking the return of 144,000 acres of ancestral land in York, Lancaster and Chester counties, including the cities of Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Tega Cay. The tribe claims it was guaranteed the land — which some estimate is now worth as much as $2 billion — by King George III in a 1763 treaty. The land was ceded to the state in an 1840 treaty. In January, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ruled that South Carolina’s 10-year statute of limitations does not bar the tribe’s claim. Weather Cloudy And Warm Today will be partly cloudy and warm with a high in the 80s. Tonight will be fair and mild with a low in the mid-50s. Monday will be mostly sunny and warm with a high in the mid-80s and a low in the mid-50s. Please see details on Page 5A. Deaths Lula Blanchard. Aiken Lewis Collins, Edgefield Alice C. Copeland, Clinton Roy Edward Flowers, North Augusta John Lee Key, Aiken Please see details on Page 4A. Inside Today Bridge..............................................5D Business...........................................1C Calendar...........................................5C Classifieds........................................3D Crossword........................................6D Cryptoquote......................................4D Dear Abby.........................................4C Local Front.......................................9A Obituaries.........................................4A Opinions...........................................ID Sports...............................................1B Stocks..............................................2C Weather............................................5A Weddings.........................................6C Page 2A Page 9A 7sm Woodward Tract, Horses On Agendas Silken Sunday, April 23, 1989 SOC Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 97 Students Challenge Communists In China By The Associated Press BEIJING — Nothing like it has been seen in 40 years of Communist rule in China. The nation’s top leaders peered across a protective wall of thousands of soldiers at 150,000 fist-waving citizens demanding a “dialogue” and an end to what they called a dictatorship. The officials stood briefly on the steps of the Great Hall of the People after attending a funeral for a former leader, then walked to their cars and were whisked away. The protesters, mostly college students, did not get their dialogue Saturday, but they counted themselves victorious. “We have forced the Communist Party to back down,” crowed a Beijing University student, referring to authorities’ last-minute reversal of an order banning the students from Tiananmen Square in front of the Great Hall. In a country where the party has absolute power, the Saturday rally and student attempts last week to storm party headquarters showed that leaders nonetheless remain accountable to citizens. But the daring confrontation also taught a sobering lesson, which student leaders implictly acknowledged when they voluntarily returned to campus: that despite their best efforts, democracy is not something the leaders will hand over simply to end an embarrassing sit-in. (See STUDENTS, Page 5A) Enduring Love Residents Of Horse Creek Valley Keep Little Boy's Memory Alive REMEMBRANCE: died in 1855. Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth Flowers of all kinds are a living memorial to a child who By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer GRANITEVILLE - Streaked with the stains of time and weather but still sturdy and strong, the square granite headstone in a comer of the Graniteville Cemetery is engraved with four words and a date. The two-line etching quotes no Scripture, nor does it bear a name. But in its simplicity there is a tenderness words cannot convey, a love that has endured for more than a century. On first viewing, the headstone’s wording is an enigma, but for the people of Graniteville the legend is eloquent testimony to the deepest emotions of the human spirit. ‘The Little Boy, October 1855’ is the only clue to the child buried in the tiny casket that lies beneath the headstone. His remains have been a part of this community since its beginnings as a giant of tile state’s textile communities. Legend has it the youngster was found alone and dying on a train that had stopped at nearby Warrenville late in 1855. Too ill, or perhaps too young, to tell anyone where he came from or where he was going, he was cared for by the people of Graniteville before he died. The little boy, his body resting in a casket made by the townspeople and shrouded in silks and satins gathered by caring families, was brought to the hilltop cemetery and buried. He hasn’t been forgotten — even to this day. Editor’s Note: The name Horse Creek Valley means different things to many people, but to those who live there it is a story of the human spirit, of winning over sometimes insurmountable odds. This is the first of a series on the Valley, its history, its people, its growth and its future. The series continues Wednesday. Flowers of all kinds are placed at frequent intervals on the tiny grave or be- (See RESIDENTS, Page HA) Right To Abortion At Stake By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court hears arguments this week on limiting — or even ending — women’s abortion rights, but the battle is sure to continue no matter what is decided in the Missouri case before the justices. The dispute over the Missouri abortion-regulation law, for which arguments will be conducted Wednesday, has become one of history’s most closely watched high court cases. There are two reasons: ^ Missouri officials and the Bush administration are urging the court to use the case to overturn or substantially limit the landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion. ^ Even if the court does not accept that invitation and decides the Missouri case narrowly, the decision — expected in July — will be viewed as a barometer of the current court’s commitment to the 16-year-old ruling in Roe vs. Wade. AP Laserphoto PROTEST: Metro Deputy Fire Marshall Bill Hampton (left) and investigator Kennet Porter remove the clothing remains of a man who doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in front of a closed abortion clinic in Nashville. “If Roe is reversed, the nation’s whole political landscape could change,” said Kate Michelman, executive director of the National Abortion Rights Action League. “State by state, our goal would be obtaining a legislative right to abortion, making the lack of any constitutional right irrelevant.” (See RIGHT, Page 5A) Report: Soviets Spending More On Defense By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Soviet defense spending rose 3 percent last year, despite President Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s promises to cut his military budget, according to an intelligence report released Saturday. But the study, prepared jointly by the CIA and the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, also said Gorbachev was laying the groundwork for his proposed 14.2 percent cut in defense spending. The study said chopping military spending so sharply would require the Soviets to reduce their armed forces by more than the 500,000-troop reduction announced by Gorbachev last December, meaning further cutbacks in the Soviet, military. The newly declassified report painted a grim overall picture of the Soviet economy. It said Gorbachev had been forced to slow the pace of his economic reforms and to delay such key steps as allowing the market to set wholesale and retail prices. While the reforms have a good chance of success in the long run, they are likely to cause Gorbachev short term political problems from consumers who want to see faster improvement and from bureaucrats who resent their loss of power over economic decision-making, the report said. The economy was hampered by sluggish industrial and agricultural performance, disruptions and confusion stemming from Gorbachev’s reforms, and the cost of coping with the earthquake that (See REPORT, Page5A) Jurors Recess For Weekend In North Trial By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - A federal jury weighed the guilt or innocence of Oliver L. North for part of a second day Saturday, then took the rest of the weekend off as the former presidential aide awaited his fate on 12 felony counts stemming from his role in the Iran-Contra affair. The nine women and three men, guided in their deliberations by a 95-page set of instructions from District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, arrived bright and early Saturday to resume work in an 18-by-12 room on the sealed second floor of the U.S. Courthouse. But there were no clues as to their progress by the time they quit at 12:10 p.m. to return to their downtown hotel to relax, under constant supervision of U.S. marshals, until resuming work Monday. The jurors, who were asked by the judge to begin by 9:30 each morning, were driven in a van to the courthouse at 8:20 a.m. and started their work at 8:45. The jury had deliberated for six hours on Friday. So far, only requests for copies of Gesell’s instructions — one for each juror — and for pencils, paper, and paper clips have emanated from the jury room, along with the question Friday, “Is lunch at 12?” They got the materials, and the early lunch. Writing supplies remained a concern Saturday. An unsigned note which covered the jury’s return of some documents to the court for safekeeping had this “P.S.: Please sharpen pencils. And we need more pencils, and highlighters.” ;

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