Aiken Standard, October 22, 1989

Aiken Standard

October 22, 1989

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 22, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Page 2A Shuttle Crew Plans For Early Return No. I Notre Dame.......28 No. 9 Southern Cal.......24 No. 3 Colorado......... ..4* Kansas................. No. 4 Nebraska........ ..48 Oklahoma State........ ..73 No. 5 Michigan ........ ..76 Iowa................... ..I? No. IO Alabama....... 47 No. 6 Tennessee....... 30 Texas................... 74 No. 7 Arkansas......... .70 No. 14 Florida State..... 77 No. 11 Auburn.......... .14 Clemson................ .30 No. 12 N.C. State....... JO No. 13 Illinois.......... .14 Michigan State...... JO No. 22 Arizona......... .23 No. 14 Washington State.21 No. 16 Houston......... .95 SMU .................... .71 No. 18 West Virginia ... .69 Cincinnati............... ..I TCU..................... .77 No. 19 Air Force........ 9 No. 20 Florida.......... .77 New Mexico............. 71 No. 21 Brigham Young.. .49 Toxas-EI Paso........... 74 No. 23 Texas A&M...... 14 Baylor................... ll No. 24 South Carolina..., 24 Western Carolina......... .3 No. 25 Oklahoma........ 43 Iowa State............... 40 A Quick Read College's Cannon Is Missing Again MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - A 122-year-old brass cannon affectionately named “Doug” is missing again from a prominent perch on the Wesleyan University campus. The Douglas Cannon, which has been the target of storied student thefts throughout the 20th century, was purloined late Friday, said Wesleyan spokesman Bobby Wayne Clark. It presumably was taken by students, he said.Weather Sunny Skies, Cold Mostly sunny skies are forecast today. The low will be in the mid 30s. Tomorrow will be fair, with a high in the 70s. Please see Page 10A for details.Deaths James R. Barham, Marion John H. Brantley, Augusta Paul M. Cobb, Summerville Billy Paul Finley, Aiken Bessye Johnson Herndon, Augusta Rachael A. Souza, North Augusta Noahie C. Stone, Montmorenci Please see Page 11A for details.Inside Today Bridge...............................................4D Calendar...........................................5C Classifieds.......................... 3D Local Front........................  7A Obituaries........................................11A Opinions............................................ID Sports................................................1B Weather...........................................10A Page 7A First-Year Teachers Get Helping Hand tm comr    P 2Mkrtt Sunday, October 22, 1989 Aiken, South Carolina Vol. 122 No. 263 Bay Cheers Miracle SurvivalLongshoremen Rescued Afield 4 Days In Car By LAURA KURTZMAN, DAN STOBER and PHILIP J. TROUNSTINE Knight-Ridder OAKLAND, Calif. — Four days after California’s killer earthquake destroyed a huge double-decker section of Interstate 880, rescue workers who had all but abandoned hope pulled 220-pound longshoreman Bucky Helm alive from his squashed car beneath hundreds of tons of concrete and steel. “Thank God, I’m alive,” said the 57-year-old man, according to a rescue worker who cheered and wept with joy as Helm waved weakly as he was carried to safety. “When he came out, it was just an incredible and a wonderful sight to see after he had been there some 89 hours,” said Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson. “That gives hope to everyone in terms of what the potential is. Who knows what is under there?” Rescue workers discovered the 5-foot, 11-inch Helm about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, strapped tightly by his seat belt across the front seat of his smashed silver Chevrolet Sprint. Although the area had been swept five times by sniffing dogs, sound sensors and infrared cameras, Helm was found only after stress testing for repairs by highway workers Friday night caused a slight shift in th*- structure and revealed his car. “It’s a tirade,” said Alameda County paramedic Lori Davis. (Please See BAY, Page 10A)For Survivors, No Pout, Pity Tm Here' A ■ ' J Bm I * ■ •• y \ . ■ '■ i AP Laserphoto SURVIVOR: Bucky Helms, 57, is lowered to safety and medical treatment after being found alive in his car four days after the San Francisco bay earthquake. By SHARON COHEN Associated Press Writer WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Chris Hervey started her week with an office to go to each morning and a house to return to each night Now, she has neither. But she has no time for pouting or pity. “I’m here,” the earthquake survivor said proudly. “I think people are just happy they’re alive. Then you assess your losses. You take what you’ve got and you go on.” It’s a philosophy shared by many residents of Santa Cruz County, as they recover, rebuild and rebound from the catastrophic quake that shook their communities last week, “Start all over. It’s what you have to do,” said John Kane, who narrowly escaped death Tuesday as he watched from the doorway while a stream of bricks tumbled from the top of the building that houses his insurance business. “You can’t roll over and die,” he said, surveying his office equipment spread out in the rubble-strewn parking lot in the back of the office building that has been condemned. “It’s time for a rebirth,” he said. But he knows it won’t be easy. “I’m preparing myself for a lot of » problems and a lot at trials and a lot of frustrations,” he said. Others will be in the same predicament in this county where five people died, hundreds of buildings were destroyed or damaged, and thousands (Please See SURVIVORS, Page IO A) 131 Known Dead As Jetliner Breaks Apart In Air By FREDDY CUEVAS Associated Press Writer TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A Honduran jet carrying 146 people broke apart in the air and crashed in flames into a mountain Saturday as it prepared to land, and at least 131 people were killed, officials said. Twenty survivors were initially rescued and scores more were trapped in the burning wreckage, according to Red Cross volunteers and firefighters. However, Raul Bonilla, general manager of TAN-SAHSA airline, said later in the day that only 15 people had been confirmed as survivors. He said 131 people had been confirmed dead. At least five Americans were on board the jet, according to a list provided by TAN-SAHSA. An aviation official in Nicaragua, where the jet stopped en route from Costa Rica to Honduras, said he was told six Americans were on board, including a diplomat. However, U.S. Embassy spokesman Mark Jacobs said about 20 Americans were on board. Bonilla said three Americans had survived. He identified two of them as Eugene Van Dicke and Curtis Shaffer, but he had no hometowns. He said an American woman had also survived, but she was unconscious and officials had not determined her identity. The cause of the crash was not immediately reported. Honduran officials said it was the nation’s worst air disaster. “After exhaustively analyzing the situation, we can be sure that a total of 146 people were aboard the plane,” Bonilla said late Saturday. He said there were 138 passengers and eight crew members. Earlier, the airline nad said 164 people were aboard. Nicaraguan officials said at least 65 Nicaraguans were aboard. Murillo said the dead included Honduran Labor Minister Armando Blanco Paniagua; Jose Ricardo Fasquell, chairman of Honduras’ College of Forestry Engineers; and Fanny Sanchez, a daughter of Defense Minister Col. Wilfredo Sanchez. (Please See 131 DEAD, Page 10A) Clemson 30, N.C. State IO Freedman Strives For Pride Along With The Basic 3 R's Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth SCRAMBLING: North Carolina State's Shane Montgomery can’t get away from Clemson’s Levon Kirkland. The visiting Wolfpack found the Tigers too much. For the story, please see Page 1B. By KEITH WARD Staff Writer In that it is up tome to control my life... I will strive to be better. I will strive to set positive goals for my life. I will strive to make school a priority — I am somebody, but I will strive to be better. This credo, printed on special cards that students at Freedman Central School must carry with them at all times, is what the institution is all about. According to recent studies, between 28 percent and 38 percent of South Carolina’s students drop out of school between 9th and 12th grades. These dropouts are twice as likely to be ■HPVIk    unemployed as high . BBPWWi    school graduates. tiWFThey also generally hold the lowest-paying L. N<*‘ positions, and re-search further shows that they are more ■    likely to receive Welti    fare and become crim- SUMMEY    foals. They then fre quently pass this lifestyle on to their children. Diversified Educational Experiences Program (DEEP), funded chiefly from federal fnoney, aims to prevent that disturbing scenario from materializing. “Our goal is to get the kids interested in ‘The old traditional lecture techniques wouldn’t work here.’ * f — Richard G. Summey school, so that they finish their education and become productive members of society,” said Richard G. Summey, Freedman’s principal. The students enrolled at the school are classified as “at-risk” for dropping out. At-risk youths are generally those that are having trouble in their public schools, for a variety of reasons. These problems can be academic, emotional, or behavioral. There are warning signals as to which kids are likely candidates to drop out. For instance, they are often two or more grade levels behind in reading, have repeated several grades, have serious attendance problems and have been suspended multiple times from school. These signals can be observed as early as the third grade, said Alan George of the Aiken Rotary, an organization which strongly supports the school. The public school system can be very pressurized, George continued, “and Freedman puts them in a different environment, which will hopefully get them (Please See FREEDMAN, Page 10A) Y ;

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