The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 12, 1991 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 1

Cincinnati, Ohio
Issue Date:
Thursday, September 12, 1991
Page 1
Start Free Trial

Page 1 article text (OCR)

i;liJ;i:V' l . U i I i ; A Cuba spurned Soviet troops to leave A-4 Sister citizens Soviets land here todayB-1 B .,0.1 i Tyson speaks out 'I didn't hurt anyone' Bengals dump Bernard Clark Houston's nice-guy QB Reds lose to Giants, 4-2 Section C Hiders on the tube Music-comedy threesome on Saturday morning TV The Cowboy WayD-1 1.. All. Gorbachev ',..jii)iL Riders in the Sky: "non-mutant heroes" the cinq FINAL35P mm ENQU Cuts could hit students hard Many programs on block as school district fights deficit Dashed dreams Cincinnati schools' proposed budget cuts threaten the future for students like Carlin Manuel. Carlin, 16, hopes to earn a college football scholarship. But director and safety patrol coordinator, along with one-third of its supplies budget, some teachers and teacher assistants. That would mean more pupils in each class, fewer supplies and very few extras. "It would take us back to a bare-bones instruction," Rothenberg Principal Patricia Torrey said Wednesday. "It's just too (Please see CUTS, back page, this section) Taxpayers weigh leviesB-1. Summer classes could be cutB-1. BY PATRICIA LOPEZ BADEN The Cincinnati Enquirer For the human toll of the budget cuts that could touch Cincinnati public school children as early as July, look no further than Rothenberg Elementary. Or the Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education. Or Western Hills Adult School. While school board members debate how to forestall a projected $45 million deficit, the city's schools are bracing for a second round of cuts teachers know will hit their students hard. At Rothenberg, teachers already dig into their own pockets for supplies because the $200 they each get from the district for the year doesn't go very far. Coordinators for the school's Geography Bee and the Brain Bowl, an academic competition, were cut this year because of the district's fiscal crisis. A similar fate befell children who took part in Gabriel's Corner a theater group that helped Rothenberg students write and perform their own plays. Now the school may lose its intramural coach, student council adviser, choir mmmiiitiA I he SayS he'll gO Photo: Tne Cincinnati EnquirerJohn Curley elsewhere if athletics are cut. Other students face no buses, bigger classes and old textbooks. mas distances self from Bast jLno: " .... . ..' ( k v- - 1 ' r : Vx . A v, " f , 1 , . . , f ' t ' Jf '. v $ Av ! WAX :i " I v i Israel releases 51 Arabs Move could free one of 1 1 hostages ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES TEL AVIV, Israel In a move that could set the stage for the release of a Western hostage, Israel Wednesday released 51 Arab prisoners and the remains of nine guerrillas in a swap for confirmation that one of its missing soldiers was dead. The Israeli move was seen as a crucial break in the hostage stalemate, and it heightened prospects for a broad swap including the rest of Israel's dead and missing servicemen, more Arab detainees and the 1 1 missing Westerners. "We hope this will serve as a face-saving device for a Western hostage to cbme out," said Uri Lubrani,a top Israeli adviser. "Don't be surprised if (U.N. Secretary-General Javier) Perez de Cuel-lar emerges from Tehran tomorrow and a Western hostage pops out somewhere." The U.N. chief, in the Iranian capital Wednesday, was "very encouraged" by the developments. But Lubrani cautioned that an end to the hostage affair could take months. "I don't believe it will happen in one shot. It will happen piecemeal. This is the way they will extract the most,"Nhe said. The missing Westerners include five Americans, three Britons, two Germans and an Italian. The longest held is American Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, who was kidnapped March 16, 1985. In Beirut, Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, spiritual mentor to Hezbollah, believed to be an umbrella for the pro-Iranian hostage-holding factions, said he expected some hostage movement, but did not predict any timetable. Pro-Iranian captors of the Western hostages are demanding that Israel free hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners, including Muslim fundamentalist Sheik Ab-del Karim Obeid. The Associated PressJohn Duricka ABOVE: Sens. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, left, Joseph Biden, D-Del., Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, talk before Wednesday's nomination hearing starts. The Associated PressMarcy Nignswander LEFT: Clarence Thomas contemplates a question during the second day of his nomination hearing. Democrats use previous views to press nominee on abortion 3 Virginia Thomas has come under scrutiny from all corners as her husband is considered for appointment to the nation's highest courtD-1. Black Tristate lawyers are split on whether Clarence Thomas should be on the Supreme Court A-9. ert Bork's Supreme Court bid four years ago and suggests that a nominee deliberately changed his views in order to win approval. "I have serious reservations about him," Kohl said. "He is telling us to just disregard his past record." But Thomas' chief Senate backer, John Danforth, R-Mo., who sat behind the nominee throughout the first two days of hearings, said "I honestly don't think he's in trouble." The Supreme Court handed down the Roe vs. Wade ruling in 1973, when Thomas was a student at Yale Law School. When pressed by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Thomas not only refused to state his opinion on the ruling but asserted that he had never discussed the decision or formulated an opinion of it. "If that is true, he is the only adult in the room who doesn't have an opinion on it," commented Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill. In 1986, Thomas, then chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was cited as one of the co-signers of a White House "working group" report on the family that, among other things, criticized the Roe vs. Wade ruling as "fatally flawed." On Tuesday, Thomas surprised committee members by not only disavowing those statements but by asserting that he has never read the actual report. He also repudiated his previous (Please see THOMAS, Page A-9) ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES WASHINGTON Senate Democrats were increasingly skeptical Wednesday of the testimony of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, who said during a second day of hearings that he had never discussed Roe vs. Wade with friends and had not even read a controversial anti-abortion article he once praised as "splendid." The Democrats, who hold eight of the 14 seats on the Judiciary Committee, criticized Thomas for being less than candid with members of the panel and for distancing himself from his own provocative comments from the past. At least three Democrats Sen. Howell Heflin of Alabama, Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio and Herbert Kohl of Wisconsin said Virginia Thomas ter, both moderates who often are pivotal in close votes, asked tough questions stemming from conflicts in Thomas' public statements. The phrase "confirmation conversion" was used to scuttle Rob Thomas' testimony sounded like a "confirmation conversion." Leaders of civil rights and feminist groups opposed to the nomination said they were especially heartened when Heflin and Spec Car crash critically injures ballet director Four sections. 151st year, No. 156 Copyright, 1991, The Cincinnati Enquirer Pi Business NYSE B-5 Mutual funds, Amex....B-6 NASDAQ B-7 P Tempo Television D-7 Comics D-8 Puzzles D-9 Metro Lotteries B-2 In brief B-2 Obituaries B-3 NationWorld Digests, weather A-2 World A-3-4 Nation A-8 Healthscience A-5-7 Sports Scoreboard C-2 Baseball C-4-5 Outdoors C-6 Football C-6-7 Digest C-7 Classified C-8-16 Collins' wife, Beth, along with the ballet's director of operations and ballet master, were at the hospital Wednesday, Ingram said. During the company's 1989-90 season, separate accidents on the same day killed a Cincinnati Ballet dancer and a choreographer. On June 12, 1989, soloist Antonio Carlos Sousa died in a one-car accident near Lafayette, Ind., and Louisville choreogra-, pher Patricia Olalde, who was choreographing a work for the Cincinnati Ballet, died in a plane crash. its ballet company with Knoxville and New Orleans. State police said Collins, alone in a rented car, swerved to avoid hitting a tractor-trailer that had changed lanes, lost control of the vehicle, and it traveled down a ravine and flipped several times. The accident happened about 4 p.m. Collins was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out the car's rear window, a police report said. He was taken to Berea Hospital, then airlifted Wednesday to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington. BY CHRIS GRAVES The Cincinnati Enquirer Richard Collins, the artistic mastermind behind the Cincinnati Ballet, was in critical condition Wednesday following a car crash on Interstate 75 in central Kentucky. Collins, 46, the ballet's artistic director for slightly more than a year, suffered a head injury when he lost control of his car near Berea late Tuesday afternoon. The accident came days before the scheduled start of rehearsals for the 1991-92 ballet season a pivotal one because the company faces a $500,000 deficit. "Until we get' more information we're working under a cloud," said Paul Stuhlreyer, executive director of the ballet. "Richard and I were working together on a very exciting season. It's hard to know what impact this will have." Collins, a native of England who lives in Pleasant Ridge, was driving to Knoxville, Tenn., to meet with staff and board members of the City Ballet of Knoxville, said Holly Ingram, ballet spokeswoman. Cincinnati shares Richard Collins . . . ballet's artistic director critically injured before rehearsals start Weather: Partly cloudy today, with a 20 chance of rain. High 83; low tonight 65. Details, Page A-2. Kim s

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page