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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 24, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports Green Takes Win At Greensboro Page 7A A Quick Read Two Near Air Misses Reported In New York NEW YORK A jumbo jet and a commuter plane flew about 100 feet apart as they approached Kennedy International Airport and 45 minutes later a jetliner reported coming with in 400 yards of a private plane No injuries were reported in either incident Sunday and Federal Avia tion Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said they were to tally unrelated and happened miles and miles apart Also Sunday a Piedmont Airlines jet was evacuated at Fayetteville NC Regional Airport when the crew noticed smoke inside the plane Officials Advertisers Tout Kinder Gentler By The Associated Press When George Bush coined the phrase kinder gentler nation he likely didnt know it would catch on And on and on and on In Detroit new road signs admon ish motorists to be kinder gentler safer drivers In Windsor Ontario a strip joint advertises itself as a kinder gentler adult entertainment center Two weeks ago in Phoenix one year after he was impeached for mis using funds and obstructing justice former Gov Evan Mecham vowed to run again and lead a kindler gentler Arizona And in South Carolina plumber Curt Whisennant has erected a bill board on US 1 in Columbia advertis ing his ABCOE Plumbing Co as a kinder gentler plumbing company That may not have been what the nowpresident Bush had in mind when candidate Bush first used the phrase in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last August Weather Partly Cloudy Partly cloudy skies with a 20 per cent chance of showers or thunder storms are forecast for today The high will be in the middle 80s Winds will be from the WSW at 10 mph Tonight will be fair with a low in the upper 50s Winds tonight will be near calm Please see details on Page 6A Deaths Pete Brooks Jackson DT Cameron Jr Augusta Lewis Collins Edgefield Thomas E Ewing Norfolk Va Herbert H Johnson Aiken JL Jordan Vaucluse Henry Merriweather Augusta William T New Aiken Gertrude W Pye Belvedere Horace Roberts Jr Williston Grace W Smith Wadley Ga Majoluma Washington Aiken Please see details on Page 6A Inside Today Bridge 5B Calendar 4A Classifieds 3B Comics 2B Crossword 6B Cryptoquote 4B Dear Abby 2B Lewis Grizzard 3A Local Front IB ies 6A Trial Begins In Greenwood Shooting Senate Panel To Debate SI Budget Opinions Sports Television Weather 7A 2B 6A Monday April 24 1989 Bush Shares Grief With Ship Crew By The Associated Press NORFOLK Va President Bush to day offered friends and relatives of the 47 crewmen killed in the USS Iowa explo sion the gratitude of a nation for the sailors service to their country Let me say to the Iowa crew I under stand your grief I too have stared at the empty bunks of lost shipmates and asked Why Bush a World War II Navy pi lot said in remarks prepared for delivery at the Norfolk Naval Air Station The Navy said 44 victims families were to attend the service which comes a day after the World War Ilera battleship Somethings Brewing eased into its home port its gun barrels scorched and its 1500 crewmen at the rails in white uniforms and black armbands About 3000 family members and friends greeted the ship Sunday night at Norfolk Naval Base exchanging tearful embraces with loved ones The president said he was proud to re commission the Iowa in 1984 and said it had earned 11 battle stars in two wars But referring to the fire and explosion last week in the battleships No 2 gun turret he said Now fate has written a sorrowful chapter in the history of the USSIowa We will not we cannot as long as we live know why God has called them home he said But of one thing we can be sure this world is a more peaceful place because of the USS Iowa They came from Hidalgo Texas and Cleveland Ohio from Tampa Fla and Costa Mesa Calif the president said They came to the Navy as strangers served the Navy as shipmates and friends and left the Navy as brothers in eternity To the Navy community remember that you have the admiration of America for sharing the burden of grief as a fam ily Bush said You must be heroically strong now To all who mourn a son a brother a husband a father a friend I can only offer you the gratitude of a nation for your loved one served his country with distinction and honor Before the Iowa was in sight of Pier 5 on Sunday it passed by the Chesapeake Bay BridgeTunnel where a small group of Vietnam veterans stood on the span and watched Mike Cullinan 46 read off the names of the 47 dead I was in the Army in Nam I wanted to do something more than just be here and take pictures he said Please See BUSH Page 10A Sober Safety May Bring Closet Abusers Staff Photo By Scott Webster ALEMAKER Ford Conger Jr pours barley into one of the huge vats in his Aiken brewery the only one in South Carolina He works alone and has a steady following for his products For story please see Page 1B By The Associated Press NEW YORK Cracking down too hard on tanker captain Joseph Hazelwood and others like him who drink and drive trains steer ships or fly planes could backfire and produce closet abusers say ex perts in the rehabilitation field Alcohol and drug abusers can be cured but they will cover up their problem if they are forbidden to work at their old jobs profession als said When people know they will not be returned to their job if they do the right thing theyll do the wrong thing They wont get help said James Wrich who ran the pilots rehabilitation program for United Air Lines for six years Bitter you have recovering al coholics orYracticing alcoholics Wrich said Alcoholism exists in nuclear plants operating rooms and the airline and shipping indus tries You either help them recover or they11 cover it up The issue of pilots who hit the bottle before they hit the throttle resurfaced after the March 24 wreck of the Exxon Valdez in Alas ka The resulting oil spill was the worst in North America and the tanker captain was known by his employers to have a drinking problem Since the wreck the Exxon Corp denounced around the world for an environmental disaster has taken a hard line on alcoholics Exxon now says abusers of alco hol and drugs will be barred from piloting a ship flying a company plane or operating a refinery even after treatment They will be reas signed to less critical jobs Even with close followup there are certain things you cant have people do Exxon Chairman Law rence Rawl told a US House com mittee He told Fortune magazine Please See SOBER Page 10A Researcher Gear School To Student Talent By The Associated Press COLUMBIA A national emphasis on standardized tests and uniform schools is preventing children from developing skills in other areas such as music art and communication a Harvard research psychologist says While Howard Gardners ideas are not new education officials say his theory of multiple intelligences could have a dra matic impact on school curricula be cause it is based on extensive studies of gifted and talented students as well as braindamaged children The arts are acts of intelligence as potent as any other form of intelligence said Charles Fowler education editor of Musical America magazine Before we could always say that but we didnt have the pysehological proof Intelligence has been defined in very narrow terms Fowler added But hes exploded that thinking This theory is a solid foundation to give us a reason to put arts back in schools To Gardner most schools are inade quate because they focus too much on linguistic and logicalmathematical les sons Teachers emphasize math and lan guage because they are considered to be the measurements of intelligence Gard ner said But his research has shown overall in telligence is a factor of at least seven abilities or what he calls intelligences linguistic logicalmathematical musi cal spatial bodilykinesthetic interper sonal and intrapersonal abilities A dancer or athlete would have high bodilykinesthetic intelligence for exam ple while an architect artist or naviga tor would have high spatial intelligence We happen to put on a pedestal cer tain ways of thinking in our schools Gardner said during an interview this week while in Columbia for a conference on multiple intelligences But in our so ciety there are lots of ways of thinking that are productive The theory of multiple intelligences if incorporated into schools would lead educators to expand arts programs in corporate the arts into instruction of ba sic skills lessen the emphasis on stan dardized tests and encourage more individual and handson instruction A few schools have already begun to implement many of the things Gardner recommends according to some of the 300 educators who attended the national conference Participants in the conference which Gardner and organizers from the Univer sity of South Carolina say was the first of its type in the country discussed ways to bring the theory of multiple intelligences into the classrooms Bush First 100 Days Reveal Active HandsOn Administration By MERRILL HARTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON President Bush is showing little inclination to delegate a lot of authority to subordinates even though he surrounded himself with strong per sonalities in the Cabinet and in his inner circle of toplevel White House advisers Bush has said he wants his Cabinet members to speak out to say what they think So he did not directly secondguess Attorney General Dick Thornburgh when asked last week what he thought about Thornburghs idea to test public housing tenants for drug use Weve got a good Cabinet system and I encourage people to speak out the president said But the decisions on something of that nature will be made right here and theyre not going to be made until I have all the facts How Bush goes about the job of fact finding as he nears decisions on key is sues says much about the style of his presidency and the relative strength of his staff Despite the presence of some key presi dential advisers from past administra tions such as national security adviser Brent Scowcroft and budget director Richard Darman Bushs staff in rela tive terms is less influential than many of its predecessors Administration sources and Republi can Party officials privy to how things work in the White House inner sanctum said in interviews that Bush is a much more activist handson type of president He gets immersed in the kind of internal policy debates that his predecessor Ron ald Reagan sought to avoid these ob servers said Reagans aides frequently depicted him as a passive player in the Cabinet subCabinet and stafflevel discussions of policy options saying he chose to stay away from the arguments and await the recommendations of his aides Typifying the contrasting Bush style was a call that one presidential adviser got at home on a Saturday night Bush wanted to find out what had been done about a matter they discussed earlier in the week and he didnt want to wait until Monday said the aide who asked not to be identified When the White House press corps was PRESIDENT BUSH Record reveals a different style of president told at the last moment recently that Bush had canceled a planned fourday weekend trip to his seaside resort home Please See FIRST Page IDA Spence Is Honoraria Maverick By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Rep Floyd Spence RSC says the honoraria system can be exploited but he doesnt see anything legally wrong with it a view that isnt shared by his fellow South Carolina colleagues In fact the states other five House members say Congress should stop its members from receiving honorar ia which are ostensibly speaking fees but which some critics call le galized bribery The solutions the House members proposed ranged from taking imme diate action to letting the dust settle from the recent pay raise controver sy so Congress can review the ways its members are financially compensated Democratic Rep Liz Patterson said she was a little bit disappoint ed that President George Bush sought to extend the honoraria ban to cover federal judges but not sena tors and representatives in his eth ics reform legislation Other Democrats said given the fu ror created by a proposed 51 percent pay raise for Congress leaving the honoraria ban out was the only feasi ble way Bush could hope to win legis lative support for his other ethics reforms Only executive branch officials are now prohibited from receiving hono raria which are fees for speeches and appearances Under congressional rules repre sentatives and senators may receive up to per appearance But hon oraria income exceeding 40 percent of a senators salary or 30 percent of a representatives salary must be do nated to charities Critics of the fees say specialinter est groups often seek to influence leg islation by paying powerful members of Congress thousands of dollars to essentially show up at or luncheons   

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