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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - October 22, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina                                Sports No 1 Notre Dame28 No 9 Southern Cal24 No 3 Colorado Kansas 49 17 No 4 Nebraska Oklahoma State 48 23 No 5 Michigan iowa 26 12 No 10 Alabama No 6 Tennessee 47 30 Texas No 7 Arkansas 24 20 No 14 Florida State22 No 11 Auburn14 Clemson30 No 12 NC State10 No 13 Illinois 14 Michigan State 10 No 22 AriioRfl 23 No 14 Washington State 21 No 16 Houston SMU 95 21 No 18 West Virginia 69 Cincinnati 3 TCU No 19ASr Force 27 9 No 20 Florida New Mexico 27 21 No 21 Brigham Young 49 TeMSEIPaso 24 No 23 Texas 14 Baylor 11 No 24 South Carolina 24 Western Carolina 3 No 25 Oklahoma 43 Iowa State 40 A Quick Read Colleges Cannon Is Missing Again MIDDLETOWN Conn AP A 122yearold brass cannon affection ately 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 Wes leyan spokesman Bobby Wayne Clark It presumably was taken by students he said Weather Sunny Skies Cold Mostly sunny skies are forecast to day 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 Bridge4D Calendar5C Classifieds3D Local Front7A Obituaries11A Opinions1D Sports1B Weather10A Page 2A Shuffle Crew Plans For Early Return FirsfYear Teachers Get Helping Hand AIKEN COWe PUBUC Sunday October 22 1989 Aiken South Carolina Vol 122 No 263 Bay Cheers Miracle Survival Longshore Rescued Af 4 Days In Car By LAURA KURTZMAN DAN STOBER and PHILIP J TROUNSTINE KnightRidder OAKLAND Calif Four days after Californias killer earthquake destroyed a huge doubledecker section of Inter state 880 rescue workers who had all but abandoned hope pulled 220pound long shoreman Bucky Helm alive from his squashed car beneath hundreds of tons of concrete and steel Thank God Im alive said the 57 yearold 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 in credible and a wonderful sight to see af ter 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 5foot 11inch Helm about am Saturday strapped tightly by his seat belt across the front seat of his smashed silver Chev rolet 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 high way workers Friday night caused a slight shirt in structureSad revealed his car Its a miracle said Alameda County paramedic Lori Davis Please See BAY Page IDA 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 For Survivors No Pout Pity Tm Here By SHARON COHEN Associated Press Writer WATSONVELLE Calif Chris Hervey started her week with an of fice 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 Im here the earthquake sur vivor said proudly I fliink people are just happy theyre alive Then you assess your losses You take what youve got and you go on Its 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 Its what you have to do said John Kane who narrow ly 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 cant roll over and die he said surveying his office equipment spread out in the rubblestrewn park ing lot in the back of the office build ing that has been condemned Its time for a rebirth he said But be knows it wont be easy Im preparing myself for a lot of problems and a Lot of trials and a lot of frcstratioas he said Others will be in the same predica ment in this county where five people died hundreds of buildings were de stroyed or damaged and thousands flPIease SeeSORVTVORS Page 10A 131 Known Dead As Jetliner Breaks Apart In Air By FREDDY CUEVAS Associated Press Writer TEGUCIGALPA Honduras A Hon duran 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 res cued and scores more were trapped in the burning wreckage according to Red Cross volunteers and firefighters How ever Raul Bonilla general manager of TANSAHSA 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 TANSAHSA An aviation official in Nica ragua where the jet stopped en route from Costa Rica to Honduras said he was told six Americans were on board including a diplomat However US Embassy spokesman Mark Jacobs said about 20 Americans were on board Bonilla said three Americans had sur vived He identified two of them as Eu gene Van Dicke and Curtis Shaffer but he had no hometowns He said an Ameri can woman had also survived but she was unconscious and officials had not de termined her identity The cause of the crash was not immedi ately reported Honduran officials said it was the nations worst air disaster After exhaustively analyzing the situ ation 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 had said 164 people were aboard Nicaraguan officials said at least 65 Nicaraguans were aboard Murillo said the dead included Hondu ran Labor Minister Armando Blanco Paniagua Jose Ricardo Fasquell chair man of Honduras College of Forestry Engineers and Fanny Sanchez a daugh ter of Defense Minister Col Wilfredo Sanchez Please See 131 DEAD Page 10A Freedman Strives For Pride Along With The Basic 3 Rs Staff Photo By Ginny Southworth SCRAMBLING North Carolina States Shane Montgomery cant get away from Clemsons 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 to me 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 some body 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 Caroli nas students drop out of school between 9th and 12th grades These dropouts are twice as likely to be unemployed as high school graduates They also generally hold the lowestpaying positions and re search further shows that they are more likely to receive wel fare and become crim The old traditional lecture techniques wouldnt work here Richard G Summey lifestyle on to their children Diversified Educational Experiences Program funded chiefly from federal money aims to prevent that dis turbing scenario from materializing Our goal is to get the kids interested in school so that they finish their education and become productive members of soci ety said Richard G Summey Freed mans principal The students enrolled at the school are classified as atrisk for dropping out Atrisk 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 re peated several grades have serious at tendance problems and have been sus pended 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 envi ronment which will hopefully get them Please See FREEDMAN Page IDA   

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