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MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1990

NEWS
Testing: Teachers
Walking A Thin Line
Is pressure leading to cheating? /Page 3

WEATHER
High Sunday.....61 degrees
Record high..... 87 in 1969
Normal high..... 71 degrees
Morning low..... 33 degrees
Record low..... 27 in 1972
Normal low..... 45 degrees
24-hour rainfall..... None
April rainfall..... 0.92 inches
Normal rainfall..... 3.43 inches
Annual surplus..... 2.38 inches
Partly cloudy tonight. Low 45 to 50. South wind 10 mph or less.
Variably cloudy, breezy and warmer Tuesday with with a 40% chance of
afternoon showers. High 65 to 70. Sunny days and fair nights Wed
neday-Thursday. Low near 50 Wednesday, in 40s Thursday. Highs in upper 50s and 60s. Increasing cloudness Friday. Low near 40. High
in 60s.

SPORTS
Faldo Wins Second
Masters Tournament
After Floyd blows four-shot lead/Page 11

THE CONCORD TRIBUNE

Concord, North Carolina -- A Park Newspaper

Proudly Serving More Homes In Concord and Cabarrus County Than Any Other Newspaper

Vol. 90, No. 148 . 20 Pages Today
Copyright 1990, The Concord Tribune, Inc.
25 Cents Daily . 75 Cents On Sunday

Ryan White
loses battle
with AIDS

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ryan
White, who put a youthful face on
AIDS and the fears and
discrimination its victims en
counter, was recalled as a young
man who :made a difference"
afterlosing a 5 1/2 - year struggle
with the disease.

"He was the
boy next door
who first show
ed a stunned
nation that no
one is safe from
the risk of
AIDS," said Dr.
Martin B.
Kleiman,
White's physi
cian throughout
his illness. " He had no bitterness.

"With an honest simplicity, his
was the voice that many, if not
most, first heard, even though his
was not the first voice."

White, 18, died shortly after 7
a.m. Sunday of lung congestion
from an AIDS-related respirato
ry infection. He had been in crit
ical condition on a ventilator at
Riley Hospital for Children since
March 29.

"At the end, his family and a
few of the others who loved him
were close at his side," said
Kleiman. "He never regained
consciousness, and I am confi
dent that he suffered no pain at
the end."

White's death saddened a na
tion that had followed his battle
with the illness since 1985, when
he was barred from a public
school system because of fears of
the disease.

His mother, Jeanne, and his
16-year-old sister, Andrea, had
kept a bedside vigil, joined at
times singer Elton John and the
Rev. Jesse Jackson. Singer
Michael Jackson arrived in In
diana Sunday to offer con
dolences to the family.

His schoolmates at Hamilton
Heights High School in Arcadia
were shocked to learn of White's
death.

"I hoped they could fine a cure
before it was over," said
freshman Aaron Gilmore, 15.
"He was aware of what could
happen. But I remember him
saying that he's going to live for
five years, until they find a cure.

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