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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 6

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A-6From Page A-1 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Saturday, September 14, 1991 K Sister CONTINUED FROM PAGE A-1 in the whole Ukraine." Soviets get warm welcome f f I think the fact H H that we had to cut textbooks and supplies is a tragic thing we put upon the school system. The children will suffer. J J Virginia Griffin g t I didn't expect people to be walking along and smiling at me. Before we were divided. There were Americans, who were bad, and Russians, who were good. But it is good to know we are all humans. J J Nikolai Yakimenko Books CONTINUED FROM PAGE A-1 The oldest social studies text used, Viewpoints-USA, has a copyright date of 1967, Ware said. On the high school level, the copyright dates range from 1967 to 1987. School board member Virginia Griffin argues that the board was aware of the textbook limitations before approving the cuts in new purchases but had no other options. "I think the fact that we had to cut textbooks and supplies is a tragic thing we put upon the school system," Griffin said. "The children will suffer. One of the things we wanted to do this year was replace old books and maps. Some of our maps are pre-World War II." After 18 years as a teacher at Taft, Chambers said, she can understand the district's plight. "Basically, we have to make do with what we have," she said as she gripped a tattered book to keep loose pages from falling out. "We just make do." Dr. Piyush Swami, head of the department of curriculum and instruction at the University of Cincinnati, considers the situation serious. "Yes, there's a downside to it, and it'll impact the kids," he said. "Take for instance, apartheid (in South Africa). Changes have been made, and I would hope that those things would be reflected in the BY DAVE BEASLEY The Cincinnati Enquirer Larissa Bielecky was bubbling Friday night as she sat with Cincinnati's Ukrainian visitors. "This is my roots," she said, spreading her arms to encompass her table mates. As an interpreter, she shared a table at the picnic-style dinner at Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point with a group that included two Kharkov professors and the director of that city's art museum. Bielecky, of West Chester, was born during World War II in Dachau, Germany, in a Nazi concentration camp. She and her Ukrainian parents survived the camp and emigrated to Detroit when she was 4. Most of her life she lived among Ukrainian-Americans in Detroit. "I thought I had lost all contact with Ukrainian culture and ways when I came to Cincinnati eight years ago," Bielecky said. She is spending the weekend as translator at the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Sister Cities Conference. "This touched my heart. I cried today during the procession with all the national and state flags." Friendliness here impresses The first impression shared by many Soviet delegates was delight at the openness and friendliness of Cincinnatians. "I didn't expect people to be walking along and smiling at me," said Nikolai Yakimenko, a professor of English at Kharkov Teachers Training College. "Before (during the depths of Communist rule), we were divided. There were Americans, books children will be reading. "With the school books now, basically, you're talking about information that stops at the Vietnam War. That's why we need to constantly update our books." Swami said teachers would try to make up for their limited textbooks by using handouts. But that approach will not be uniform or objective, he said. "You're leaving it to the mercy of the teachers. A very aware and resourceful teacher will find a way to make up for the textbooks. But there are teachers who are not as resourceful." Math, reading and science books have been updated in the last three years in the school district. Ware said new social studies books were the next scheduled acquisition. "We are providing these antique books, but who wants to teach out of these books in a world that is changing as fast as ours? It's sad." who were bad, and Russians, who were good. But it is good to know we are all humans." Valentina Myzgina, director of the Kharkov Art Museum, said: "When I got off the plane, I was surprised by the sincerity of the greeting we received from people we had never met before. It gave me a good feeling inside to see the warmth of the smiles." U.S. and Ukrainian musicians entertained the 500 Soviet and U.S. delegates to the Sister Cities Conference as the guests ate an American dinner at the Chiquita international picnic Friday night at Bicentennial Commons. For most of the Soviets, it was their first taste of America. They feasted on barbecued chicken and ribs, corn on the cob, coleslaw, fresh fruit including lots of bananas and New York-style cheesecake. I By 11 a.m., the 500 delegates had gone through three boxes 300 pounds of bananas, provided by Chiquita Banana Co. of Europe. On the third floor of the convention center, just outside the ballroom, Soviet delegates dressed in jackets and ties peeled open bananas, smoked cigarettes and carried plastic bags with Chiquita and Delta Air Lines logos, filled with advertising material. Around their necks hung headsets, which provided Russian translations of what U.S. speakers at the workshops said. Voroshilov's work was spread out and arranged on the floor, eerie black-and-white photographs from 1986 of the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. His photographs, and those of another Soviet photojournalist, went on display Friday at the Fifth & Race Tower's Skywalk level. Voroshilov, who is from Kharkov, spoke excitedly Friday not of the failed coup attempt or glasnost, but of Chernobyl. A cigarette Burned down to the filter in his Qngers. I "Not only is Chernobyl in danger, but the entire world," he said through interpreter Genevieve Abel, who was also trying to slow him down. Voroshilov wants to exhibit his photographs in all the Soviet Union's sister cities to help raise money to equip a hospital and study the effects of radiation sickness. In a related announcement, the Cincinnati-Kharkov Sister Cities Project and the Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund Inc., based in Short Hills, N.J., agreed to jointly modernize a Kharkov hospital to treat children. Although the hospital will treat all children, organizers of the project were inspired to respond to children's suffering because of the Chernobyl accident. ; For two-thirds of the Soviet delegates, this is their first time in the United States, said Alexander Gorev, who lives in Moscow and is secretary of the Sister Cities Association of the U.S.S.R. -' "That's all they talked about (before coming here)," he said. ."Everybody knew the word Cincinnati. It was a most popular word." - The conference was never in doubt, in spite of the coup attempt Aug. 19-21, Gorev said. "On Aug. 19, I called (U.S. sister-city officials) and said that whatever develops, the association is going to continue the work of the conference," he said. "We didn't have any doubts. We continued our work. Other (Soviet) cities kept calling us and asking, 'What about the conference?' and we told them we would have it." The work of the conference will be helpful, Gorev said. But as important as any knowledge they can take away on local government and city management will be the possibility of developing business relationships with the United States. Indeed, Friday's business and trade workshops were the best-attended of the six simultaneous workshops. The room filled quickly, headsets were adjusted, and extra chairs had to be brought in to accommodate the crowd. "You can judge from the level at that workshop," Gorev said. 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