Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 9, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina
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Performance will replace seniority as the determining factor in future layoffs among about 1,500 construction workers at the Savannah River Plant, under craft unions’ tentative agreement with the new SRP contractor.
Westinghouse Savannah River Co. has reached “a mutual understanding on a transition agreement,” with IO crafts unions representing 1,400 to 1,500 construction workers at SRP, company spokesman Jack Herrmann said.
The agreement is designed to cover the period through April I, when Westinghouse will replace the Du Pont Co. as lead SRP contractor.
The union employees, who are now Du Pont employees, will become employees of Bechtel Savannah River Co., Westinghouse^ principal architectural-engineering subcontractor, on April I.
Du Pont has traditionally allowed its most senior construction workers at SRP to escape layoffs, but the practice is an informal one, Herrmann said.
Derrick Against Pay Hike For Congress
Rep. Butler C. Derrick, D-S.C., opposes a Congressional pay hike, he has announced.
“With difficult budget choices on the horizon, this is not the time for a pay hike,” he said. “That’s why ITI be voting against it. After all, we can’t ask the taxpayers to tighten their belts unless we’re ready to tighten our own.”
Rep. Derrick said he’d like to see the 101st Congress remembered for dealing with the deficit and improving the nuclear weapons program, “not for boosting our salaries.”
Bundle Up Again
Today will be cloudy and cold with showers likely. The high will be near 50. Tonight will be colder with a low in the 30s. Tuesday will be cloudy and cool with scattered showers.
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Margorie Attaway, Woodstock, Va. Danny Busbee, Aiken Elizabeth Brewer, Belvedere Katherine M. Clark, North Augusta Luther Elliott, Augusta Lizzie M. Gable, Troy James M. Gay, North Augusta Anna Mae Grant, North Augusta Ezra W. Isbell, Augusta Lillian G. McClain, Beech Island Carrie Thomas, Aiken Lorene H. Whisnant, Shelby, N.C. Hubert R. Woodward, Aiken Julia M. Woodward, Aiken Please see details on Page 6A.
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S.C. Rabies Cases Doubled In 1988
Monday, January 9, 1989
Aiken, South Carolina
Vol. 122 No. 8
Last Budget Is Unveiled
By The Associated Press
KEGWORTH, England — Investigators*today examined the wreckage of a 12-week-old Boeing 737 that crashed along England’s main north-south highway after an engine caught fire. Police said 43 of the 126 people aboard were killed.
British Midland Airways said sabotage was not suspected in the crash of its Belfast-bound jetliner, which plowed into a highway embankment Sunday night while attempting an emergency landing.
The plane struck a half-mile short of an airport runway, spilling bodies and personal belongings. Eighty-three people were injured, including three rescue workers and the pilot, 25-year veteran Kevin Hunt.
One of the jet’s two engines had caught fire eight minutes into the flight, but officials gave no immediate explanation for the second disaster in British skies in less than three weeks.
Nine British investigators were at the site today searching the wreckage and hunting for the two cockpit flight recorders, said Transport Minister Paul Channon. He said officials from
Boeing and General Electric, which helped build the jet’s engines, would join the effort.
British Midland said the jet was delivered just 12 weeks ago and had flown less than 500 hours. It grounded its other 737-400 for inspection.
At least four British soldiers serving in Northern Ireland were among the 43 killed, police said.
“It’s amazing” no motorists or nearby residents were killed, Leicestershire Assistant Chief Constable Tony Butler told a news conference today. “It’s a very busy road.”
Channon said the fast response of alerted emergency services saved lives.
“The airport fire brigade was there within minutes ... a number of people are living as a result.”
Police said the last person was taken from the wreckage more than seven hours after the crash. They said it took V-k hours to extract Hunt, the pilot, who a spokeswoman for the Leicester Royal Infirmary said was in poor condition with multiple injuries.
The plane took off from London’s Heathrow
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N-Waste Cleanup Included; 82 Federal Programs Killed
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON — President Reagan today sent Congress a $1.15 trillion farewell budget that attacked his biggest economic failure, the federal deficit, by reprising some of his cherished ideas about reducing the size of government.
The president’s ninth and final spending plan called for reducing the budget deficit to $92.5 billion in the 1990 fiscal year, its lowest level since the beginning of his presidency.
“This budget shows that a gradu-
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a1 elimination of the deficit is pos sible without raising taxes,” Rea gan said in his budget message. “It can be done in a reasonable, responsible way — with discipline and fairness. New taxes are not required.”
In his proposals for the fiscal year that starts Oct. I, 1989, Reagan advocated terminating a total of 82 government programs, slashing spending on farm subsidies and
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Victims Of Wreck Mourned By School
RICE REJOICES: San Francisco 49er jerry. Rice (80) celebrates his first quarter touchdown reception with teammates Steve Wallace (74) and Tom Rathman (44) during action in yesterday’s NFC Championship game against the Chicago Bears. The 49ers will meet the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl.
New 737 Crashes; 43 Dead
By JAMES PATRICK Staff Writer
The Aiken couple killed this weekend were en route to a basketball game from a band festival at which they had worked as volunteers and in which their sons had participated, according to sources.
The travel to and from high school activities was not unusual for the couple, who had been actively involved in athletics and band functions for years.
Hubert Ray (Woody) Woodward, 57, and his wife, Marie G. Woodward, 45, were headed on Richardson I^ake Road to Silver Bluff High School when their automobile was struck head-on by an automobile driven by Dantzler (Danny) Alvin Busbee Jr., 18, according to reports.
Mr. Woodward was pronounced dead at the scene and is believed to have died instantly, Aiken County Coronor Sue R. Townsend said.
Mrs. Woodward, admitted to the Medical College of Georgia, died of head injuries at 9:42, while Busbee died at HCA Aiken Regional Medical Centers at 8:50, Mrs. Townsend said.
Busbee was also killed.
Busbee’s vehicle is thought to have been traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of it, crossing the center line and striking the Woodward’s vehicle, a spokesman for the S.C. Highway Patrol said.
Neither alcohol nor drugs is suspected in the accident, the spokesman said.
The Woodwards had worked a concession stand for the South Aiken High School Band Boosters Club at a band festival held at the high school on Saturday, John L. (Larry) Nelson, athletic director at South Aiken High School, said.
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Class Of '92 Getting Less Federal Help
By JILL LAWRENCE AP Education Writer
WASHINGTON - Entering college freshmen are getting less aid from the federal government and are increasingly interested in making their educations pay off in cold cash, according to a survey of more than 300,000 students.
The annual survey nonetheless found that students entering college in 1988 were more likely than their 1987 counterparts to want to pursue graduate study despite the financial obstacles.
And although students are more interested in making money, they seem less interested in business careers as a means of reaching that goal, the survey said.
The findings released Sunday by the American Council on Education and the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles are based on questionnaires filled out
by 308,007 freshmen entering 585 two-and four-year colleges and universities. The results were adjusted to reflect the total population of 1.64 million first-time, full-time entering students and have a margin of error of plus or minus two points.
Only 15.6 percent of freshmen entering school last fall received Pell grants, the government’s major aid program for low- and middle-income students, the survey found. That was the lowest level since the survey began 23 years ago and less than half the 31.5 percent who received Pell grants in 1980.
Freshman participation in other federal aid programs also fell, while students reported greater reliance on family contributions, savings, loans and institutional grants.
The amount of Pell grant aid awarded to students actually rose
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Staff Photo By Phil Jones
A NEW PRESIDENT: The National Mental Health Association recently elected Carol W. Garvin as its president for 1989. Mrs. Garvin, who works out of her home on Coker Spring Road, has been a volunteer for the association's Aiken branch since 1975.