Aiken Standard, April 23, 1989

Aiken Standard

April 23, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 23, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina AiKEN CUlNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 435 NEW3ERRY ST S W Inside Quayle Dedicates Thurmond Institute Page 2A A Quick Read Einsteins Scores Might Not Be High COLUMBIA AP Howard Gardner doesnt think Albert Ein stein would have scored high on stan dardized tests but that doesnt mean the nuclear physicist was any less of a genius Gardner a research psychologist at Harvard University uses the Ein stein example to help explain his the ory that students have abilities that are going unnoticed in the nations classrooms A national emphasis on standard ized tests and uniform schools is pre venting children from developing skills in other areas such as music art and communication Gardner says While his ideas are not new educa tion officials say his theory of multi ple intelligences could have a dra matic impact on school curricula because it is based on extensive stud ies of gifted and talented students as well as braindamaged children Review Sought On Tribe Ruling ROCK HILL AP Landowners fighting the Catawba Indian Tribes land claim on Saturday asked the tJS Supreme Court to overturn a lower court that ruled the tribes claim was not subject to South Caro linas statute of limitations an attor ney said The Catawbas filed a lawsuit in 1980 seeking the return of 144000 acres of ancestral land in York Lan caster and Chester counties includ ing 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 billion by King George III in a 1763 treaty The land was ceded to the state in an 1840 treaty In January the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond Va ruled that South Carolinas 10year statute of limitations does not bar the tribes 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 mid50s Monday will be mostly sun ny and warm with a high in the mid 80s and a low in the mid50s 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 Bridge5D Business1C Calendar5C Classifieds3D Crossword6D Cryptoquote4D DearAbby4C Local Front9A Obituaries4A Opinions1D Sports1B Stocks2C Weather5A Weddings6C Page 2A Walesa Expects Solidarity To Dwindle Page 9A 29801 Woodward Tract Horses On Agendas Sunday April 23 1989 500 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 nations top leaders peered across a protective wall of thousands of soldiers at 150000 fistwaving 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 at tending a funeral for a former leader then walked to their cars and were whisked away The protesters mostly college stu dents did not get their dialogue Satur day but they counted themselves victorious We have forced the Communist Party to back down crowed a Beijing Univer sity 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 abso lute power the Saturday rally and stu dent attempts last week to storm party headquarters showed that leaders none theless 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 Boys 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 corner of the Graniteville Cemetery is engraved with four words and a date The twoline etching quotes no Scrip ture 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 headstones word ing is an enigma but for the people of Graniteville the legend is eloquent testi mony to the deepest emotions of the hu man 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 com munity since its beginnings as a giant of the states 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 cas ket made by the townspeople and shroud ed in silks and satins gathered by caring families was brought to the hilltop ceme tery and buried He hasnt been forgotten even to this day Right To Abortion At Stake By The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Supreme Court hears arguments this week on limiting or even ending womens 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 historys most closely watched high court cases There are two reasons v Missouri officials and the Bush ad ministration 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 courts commitment to the 16yearold 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 nations 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 abor tion making the lack of any constitution al 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 Gorbachevs prom ises to cut his military budget according to an intelligence report released Saturday But the study prepared jointly by the CIA and the Pentagons Defense Intelli gence Agency also said Gorbachev was laying the groundwork for his proposed 142 percent cut in defense spending The study said chopping military spending so sharply would require the So viets to reduce their armed forces by more than the 500000troop reduction an nounced by Gorbachev last December meaning further cutbacks in the Soviet military The newly declassified report painted a grim overall picture of the Soviet econo my 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 bu reaucrats who resent their loss of power over economic decisionmaking the re port said The economy was hampered by slug gish industrial and agricultural perfor mance disruptions and confusion stem ming from Gorbachevs reforms and the cost of coping with the earthquake that See REPORT Page 5A Editors 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 insur mountable 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 fre quent intervals on the tiny grave or be See RESIDENTS Page 11A Jurors Recess For Weekend In North Trial By The Associated Press WASHINGTON A federal jury weighed the guilt or innocence of Oli ver L North for part of a second day Saturday then took the rest of the weekend off as the former presiden tial aide awaited his fate on 12 felony counts stemming from his role in the IranContra 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 18by12 room on the sealed second floor of the US Courthouse But there were no clues as to their progress by the time they quit at pm to return to their down town hotel to relax under constant supervision of US marshals until resuming work Monday The jurors who were asked by the judge to begin by each morning were driven in a van to the court house at am and started their The jury had deli berated for six hours on Friday So far only requests for copies of Gesells 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 con cern Saturday An unsigned note which covered the jurys return of some documents to the court for safekeeping had this PS Please sharpen pencils And we need more pencils and highlighters ;