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WWWTHESTATECOM THE STATE COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA TUESDAY AUGUST 1 2000 B5 i OBITUARIESMETRO 1 DEATHS FUNERALS WUDatn Player Sr lumbia ion and daughter-in-law Van and Cheryl Jagla Porter of BalJen-tine twin brother Rev Van Hinton Porter of Weft Columbia and brothers Gene Melton Potter of Williston and Dr Neil Potter of Home Sullivan Chapel is in charge Mr Richardson died Wednesday Bom in Texarkana Texas he was a son of the late Ross and Birdie Clardy Richardson He wu a Corporal in the US Army and a retired plumber Surviving are his wife Melba Robinson Richardson daughter Wendy Richardson-Pat-terson granddaughter La'Dawn Richardson brother Virgil Morris Won ten Charles Richardson Etheleen Ridgeway Services for Etheleen Dennis Ridgeway 83 will be held at 5 pm Wednesday at Stephens Funeral Home in Manning with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at Stephens Ftmeral Home and other times at the residence 100 Summer Court Mrs Ridgeway widow of Furman Summer Ridgeway died Sunday She was a daughter of the late Lambue! Curtis and Lizzie Letitia Anderson Dennis Bom May 20 1917 she was a retired seamstress and a Baptist Memorials may be made to Tuomey Hospice 31 Calhoun St Sumter 29151 Surviving are her daughter Harriett Ridgeway of Charleston sons Furman Charles Spencer James George A Ridgeway all of Sumter Henry A Ridgeway of Santee sisters Molly Bryant Vermeil Richburg of Manning half-sisters Kathleen Bailey Doris Mills of Manning half-brother JC Dennis of Columbia 23 grandchildren a number of great-grandchidren and great-great grandchildren She was predeceased by son Bobby Ridgeway Johnie Roberts Lancaster Services for Johnie William Roberts 86 will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church with burial In the church cemetery with Masonic Rites Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at Hartley Funeral Home Mr Roberts died Sunday He was the son of the late John Ranford and Alice Holden Roberts He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a Mason with the Antioch Masonic Lodge 399 Surviving are his wife of 59 years Mattie Mungo Roberts sons John Crawford Larry Reid Roberts daughters Linda Terry Mary Sue Collins Barbara Lindsey Janet Harris 14 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren Charlotte Salmond camocn Services for Charlotte Marie Salmond 88 will be held at noon today at St Matthew United Methodist Church with interment in the Church cemetery Funeral Home is in charge Mrs Salmond married to the late Isaac Salmond Jr died Thursday She was a daughter of the late Rev Isaac and Mariah Haile Sr Surviving are her daughters Eloise Marie Goodwin Esther Charlotte Salmond sons Leon Sr George Eugene Isaac III Henry Salmond 14 grandchildren five great-grandchildren four daughter-in-laws six sister-in-laws three grandchildren that she raised nieces nephews other relatives and friends Jack Smith methuen Mm Mass services for Jack Smith 71 will be held at 9 am Wednesday July 26 2000 at Saint Lucy Church in Methuen Mass with burial in Elmwood Cemetery Family and friends may call tomorrow (Tuesday July 25) from 4-8 pm at Cataudeila Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley St Methuen Mass Mr Smith died Sunday July 23 2000 at Lawrence General Hospital Bom and educated in Camden He moved to Lawrence in 1940 and to Methuen Mass in 1964 He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps during World War Mr Smith owned and operated Jack's Flooring Co based in Methuen Mass until his retirement He attended St Lucy Church in Methuen Mass Mr Smith enjoyed spending time with his grandson and great grandsons He wu the widower of Nancy (Coco) Smith to whom he was married for 50 years Surviving are his son David and his wife Mary Smith of Methuen Mass brothers Louis Smith of Sumter William and his wife Helen Smith Theodore and his wife Shirley Smith all of Charleston sisters Dorothy and her husband Earl Arrington Sybil Eddy all of Camden grandson David Smith of Methuen Mass two great-grandsons several nieces and nephews Joseph Sprott Memorial services for Joseph Edward Sprott 97 will be held at 5 pm Wednesday at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church with the Rev Paul Fuener and the Rev Dr Michael Cole The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Wednesday at the home of his daughter Memorials may be made to Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church Building Fluid PO Bax 674 Georgetown SC 29442 Mayer Funeral Home Georgetown Chapel is in charge Mr Sprott died Monday July 31 2000 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital Bom July 5 1903 in Manning he was a son of the late Chovine Richardson Sprott and Lilly Davis Sprott He attended the schools in Manning ami Wofford Fitting School Mr Sprott graduated from Wofford College with a bachelor of arts in 1924 and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the college Mr Sprott was employed at a bank in Winston-Salem NXL for a time and with the State Comptroller General's office in Columbia for seventeen years He retired as Deputy Director from the Federal Housing Administration in 1971 after twenty-six years employment with the federal government After his wife Grace Goodwyn Hane Sprott died in 1990 he moved from Columbia to Georgetown to be near his daughter He was communicant of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church Surviving are a daughter Jo Ann Bourne and her husband Rufus of Georgetown sister Lillie Emma Davis Atkinson of Macon Ga grandsons Francis Rufus Bourne of Palm Bay Fla and Joseph Sprott Bourne of Midlothian Va four great-grandchildren Mae Still mnnon lor Mae Whitehead Still 86 will be held at 7-9 Wednesday evening at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium in Laurinburg NC Mrs Still wife of the late co*ke Levi Still died Sunday in Marion Formerly of Laurin-burg NC she was a daughter of the late Her-schel and Coral Atkins Whitehead She was a retired employee of Springs Mill and a for mer member of Laurinburg First Baptist Church Surviving are her daughter Fran Still brother Grady Whitehead sisters Geneva caster he was a son of the late John and Lottie Morton Williams He was a US Army vet- eran of World War IL Surviving are his wife Lillie Bundy Williams of Bennettsville sons Wayne Williams of Fayetteville Bobby Williams David Williams both of Bennettsville sisters i Miriam Perkins of Darlington Barbara Davis of Huntsville Ala five half -brothers two half-sisters five grandchildren five greet grand- children Wesley Wilson Hour Services for Wesley Wilson 64 of 1369 Sweat St will be held at 3 pm 1 Wednesday at Greater Target AME Church with Rev Leroy Russell officiating Burial will follow in church cemetery Visitation will be 7-8 this evening at Eutawville Community Fu- -neral Home Mi Wilson died Friday He was a son of the late James and Florence Wilson He was 1 a member of Greater Target AME Church Surviving are his sisters Marguerite Lewis Minnie Gervin both ol Holly Hill brothers -James of Holly Hill Rooe1 Wilson of Savan-1 nah two brothers-in-hrv: a sister-in-law eight 1 nieces a nephew Carl Wooten Sr iT STEPHEN Services for Carl Wooten Sr were held at 11 am Monday at Russell FUneral Chapel with burial in Sunset Memo- -rial Cemetery Mr Wooten died Saturday in a Charleston hospital Born in Andrews he was a son of Roland Wooten Sr and Minnie Marshall Wooten He was a member of St Stephen United Methodist Church Surviving are his wife Agnes Murphy Wooten of St Stephen sons Out "Coot Wooten Jr of Ninety Six William "Pat" Wooten of Orangeburg daughters Mary Clarke of St Stephen Millie Wallace of Wadmalaw Island five grandchildren Ronald Yon i Graveside services for Ronald "Ron- nie" Allen Yon 45 will be held at 5 pm Wednesday in Clinton United Methodist Church Cemetery Visitation will be 7-9 this evening at Blizzard Funeral Home Mr Yon died Sunday in Aiken Regional 1 Medical Center Born in Aiken Co he was 1 the son of the late Heyward and Earthel Poole Yon Surviving are his son Joshua Yon of Sal-' ley half-sister Stella Crouch a niece and ten nephews He was predeceased by a daughter Jessica Leigh Yon Karthel Young imiey Services for Karthei Walter Young 77 will be held at 5 pm Thursday at Perry i Baptist Church Perry Visitation will be 7-9 pm Wednesday at Blizzard Funeral Home Wagener Mr Young died Monday Bom in Aiken Co he was a son of the late Lenward Hiriam Young and Iota Poole Young He was a World War II veteran who received a Purple Heart four Bronze Service Stars and a Distinguished Unit Badge Surviving are his daughters Diane Bolin Wanda Cooper Sheila Young son Walter Young brothers Kennith Young Gien Young LH (Sonny) Young sisters Norma Whet- stone Iris Lake Myrtle Quattlebaum six grandchildren Lamb Inez Scarboro several nieces and nephews To sign the memorial register please go to wwwmcdougaIdcom Murray Sumwalt gmoen env Graveside services for Martha Murray Keller Sumwatt 75 will be heM Friday at 4 pm at Cameron Memorial Cemetery Cameron Dunbar FUneral Home is in charge Mrs Sumwalt died Monday July 31 2000 Born in Cameron she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Mooter Keller and Edna Jennings Keller Mrs Sumwalt previously lived in Miami and New York and traveled extensively writing many articles for travel magtzines She was a resident of Columbia and Garden City Surviving are numerous cousins Hertieline Waller Memorisl services for Hertieiine Waller 100 were held Friday July 28 in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with the Rev Dennis Smith officiating Porter Loping Mortuary was in charge Mrs Waller died Monday July 24 2000 Bom in Columbia she was the daughter df the late Charles Wyatt and Madeline Rucker Kine She was married to the late Gid "Wally" Waller She was a retired civil service employee having worked in the Antes during Wbrid War II Before retirement she worked at Brooks Field AFB San Antonio where she was a records analyst While in Columbia she was a piano teacher Surviving are a half sister Margaret Wilson of Columbia cousins Montez Hughes of Redondo Beach Calif and Dody Bush of Bossier City La Carl Williams nftenson Services for Carl Williams 75 will be held at 11 am Wednesday at Sutton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fork Creek United Methodist Cemetery Visitation will be this evening at Sutton Funeral Home Mr Williams died Sunday He was a son of the lale Franklin and Millie Hopkins Williams Mr Williams was a farmer Surviving are sons Bobby Ray Billy Ray Williams daughters Betty Collins Joyce Tucker brother Lee Williams sisters Mae Steen Maggie Williams 16 grandchildren one great-grandchild He was predeceased by a daughter Faye Oliver Earl Williams ONancaniNO Services for Earl "Skeet" Williams 65 will be held at 11 am Wednesday at Edisto Fork United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery The casket will be placed in the church at 10 am Visitation is 5-9 tonight at WB Cnimel Funeral Home North Mr Williams died Saturday Bom in Orangeburg he was a son of the late Benjamin and Victoria Glover Williams He was married to the late Hattie Williams Surviving: daughters Cynthia Phillips Or angebuig Valerie Wesley Fort Bragg NG sis- ters Edith Simmons Port Washington NY Edna Harrison Agnes Glover of Orangeburg Ruth Powe Flushing NY John Williams ennettsvux Services for John Williams 77 will be 2 pm Wednesday in Sunset Memorial Park Visitation is 7-9 this evening at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home Mr Williams died Sunday Born in Lan Services for William Thomai Player Sr 83 will be held at 4 pm Wednesday at the Chapel of the Ebnore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with Rev Rodney Howatd officiating Burial wiD follow in Evergreen Metno-rial Parle Cemetery Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers Memorials may be made to Cromwell Baptist Church or to a charity of choice Mr Player died Monday He was a son of the late William Turner and Olivia McHveen Player He was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church the Knights of Pythias and the Sumter Kiwanis Club He was retired from Georgia Pacific with 50 yean of service Surviving are his wife Annie Bell Griffin Player sons Robert (Bobby) Player of Florence William Thomas Player Jr of Oak Ridge Tenn daughter Mary Elaine Player Kittle of Sumter sister Wilma Player Cox of Sumter 1 1 grandchildren nine great-grandchildren He was predeceased by a brother Daniel Player sisters Selma Player Trues-dale Agnes Ptayer Townsend Van Clinton Porter MUDmw Services fer Van Clinton Porter 76 will be held at 3 pm today at First Baptist Church of Co- lumbia Boyce Chapel with burial in Williston Cemetery Williston at 6:30 pm In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Boy Scout Troop 22 (designated fond) or the Deaf Camp Fund at First Baptist Church of Columbia Visitation will be 1:30 pm today in the parlor of the church Dunbar Funeral Home Dutch Fork Chapel Irmo is in charge Mr Porter died Saturday July 29 2000 Bom in Williston he was a son of the late Hillie Watson and Dixie Boytston Porter He served in the US Army Air Force during World War II in England While stationed there he developed many dose ties with English friends Since the age of 16 he was mentor to many young men through the Boy Scouts of America both in Williston and through the First Baptist Church of Columbia He served as Scout Master Assistant Scout Master and on the Boy Scout Committee Since becoming a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia in 1958 he was involved with the Deaf Ministry He taught Sunday School for more than 50 years served as a Deacon in the church and as an interpreter for the Deaf Among the honors for his many contributions and accomplishments Van with his wife Barbara was named Carolina Honorary Telephone Pioneer due to his work with the Deaf and was listed in "Personalities of the South" in 1977 Surviving are his wife Batbara Shockley Porter daughters and sons-in-law Cindy Porter and Mark Kroske of Chapin and Tana Vanessa Porter and Lamar Bevil of West Co- APARTMENT FIRES Some of the area's most serious apartment fires this year: Jan 1 Keswick Apartments on Sparkleberry Lane Fire destroyed about 75 percent of the roof and damage totaling about $500000 A firefighter was seriously injured Feb 4 Calibre West apartment complex at 614 Wessinger St West Columbia Ten units were destroyed or severely damaged Damage was estimated at $300000 Feb 9 Country Walk Apartments off Jamil and Piney Grove roads in the Irmo area Four families were displaced in a fire that caused $150000 damage No injuries Feb 13 Raintree Apartments Fernandina -Road in the Irmo area Fire caused $100000 damage to three units No injuries Feb 29 Country Walk Apartments in the Irmo area $400000 damage six units destroyed six others 1 damaged One firefighter suffered a minor head injury March 19 Pinewood Terrace Apartments Satchel Ford Road 13 apartments destroyed three others damaged $620000 damage One person suffered breathing problems June 11 Bentley Court Apartments off Broad River Road A fire at a 16-unit apartment building displaced about 20 people and caused $452000 damage No injuries June 25 Tamarind at Stoneridge Apartments one woman died in a fire and at least 32 people were left homeless after a blaze damaged much of a 20-unit building off Greystone Boulevard West Columbia sisters Etheiyn Porter Robinson and Geneva Porter Crain both of Chester and grandchildren Jennifer Ashley Kroske Jacquelyn Michelle Kroske Brittany Wynn Kroske William Porter Kroske Vanessa Taylor Bevil Hunter Boylsttxi Porter Chaisson Clay Potter and Andrea Nicole Potter He was predeceased by brothers James Edward Porter and Hilly Watson Porter Jr Ernest Poston hcmmoww Services for Ernest Poston 76 will be held at 1 1 a Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Hemingway Interment will follow in the Poston Family Cemetery in Salem directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway Hie family will receive Mends 7-9 this evening at the funeral home Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Hemingway PXX Box 485 Hemingway SC 29554 Mr Poston died Sunday July 30 2000 in a Florence hospital after a brief illness Bom March 3 1924 in Pamplico he was a son of the late Wardie and Ronie Hanna Poston Mr Poston was a long time former and mechanic at Haselden Brothers Ford in Hemingway He was named the 1990 Pee Dee Winner of the Soybean Yield and Efficiency Contest by the SC Soybean Association He served on the ASCS Review Committee for many years Mr Poston was very active in the First DiuiFia rw a as Bapus uniren of ncnungwty raving nivn as deacon chairman of the deacons trustee and member of the choir On June 8 2000 Mr Poston was presented a plaque in recognition for more than 50 years of dedicated service to First Baptist Church of Hemingway He also served as a member of the SC Baptist Convention Executive Committee and as a church and Assodaiional Church Training Director Surviving are his wife of 59 years Betty Bushardt Poston of Hemingway daughter Teresa (Rick) Heyser of Fort Worth Texas sons Deryl (Cheryl) Poston Jerry (Lori) Poston both of Hemingway Jimmy (Gerry) Poston of Goose Creek Robert Earl (Michelle) Poston of Tallahassee Fla sisters Audrey Weaver of Hannah Lucille Altman of Hamlet NC Bessie Lyerty of Pamplico Alberta Abrams of Csyce Lois Davis of Hemingway brother Harold Poston Frank Poston both of Pamplico 11 grandchildren two greatgrandchildren many nieces and nephews William Ragan Jr BOMETTSvan-Services for William Earnest Ragan Jr 63 will be held at 4 pm Wednesday at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Visitation is 7-9 this evening at the fonetal home Mr Ragan died Sunday Bom in Mariboro Co he was a son of the late William Earnest Sr and Ada Ragan He attended the McCoil Church of God Surviving are his sister Addie Earick-son of Bennettsville nieces and nephews Eugene Richardson COUJSMW Services for Eugene Richardson 79 will be held at 11 am today at Friendship Baptist Church with burial in Florence National Cemetery Florence AA Dicks Funeral FIRE FROM PAGE Bl in the middle the section most heavily damaged Condon an art history teacher at Columbia College said she lost her entire art collection "It's not about how much it Condon said reflects the travel done Twenty years of travel I guess the thing miss most" She too wound up standing in a parking lot in her bathrobe A neighbor she'd never met lent her clothes and brought her breakfast coffee and a pastry LOTTERY FROM PAGE Bl never seem to detail how they would provide these scholarships for 70000-plus students in our state Or how they would fund the $40 million in new technology needs in our classrooms across South Carolina K-12 and public Kathy Bigham statewide chairwoman of No Lottery 2000 said lawmakers increased the state-funded merit-based LIFE scholarship and could take ftirther steps to increase education spending "We feel very confident that the Legislature could provide the same scholarship dollars that the lottery would provide without the problems associated with the lottery and without the state becoming bookies for the Bigham said "We need to increase taxes We just need to commit the monies we already have to education" Hodges has said he wants lottery money to pay for scholarships to universities and technical colleges In addition lottery revenue would bring technology to classrooms and improve teacher training "We know that the lottery is going to dramatically improve our VICTIMS FROM PAGE Bl residents from the two states donated the money to the Odom Family Fluid been Strickland said "It feels good that people would step up like One person donated $1500 Strickland said He said others gave $10 or $15 and the average has been between $50 and $100 It was unclear how much money people donated since the bank opened the account Wednesday Strickland said The bank will contact the family about how they want the money handled trickland said SUMMIT FROM PAGE Bl tinues today Session topics include school organization teacher quality and risk behaviors among adolescents Middle schools expert Howard Johnston an education professor at the University of South Florida said middle-school students need to fed cared for and safe They also need to be challenged with a rigorous curriculum that promotes high achievement he said not about doing 10 word problems instead of two" said Johnston a former junior high school teacher "A rigorous curriculum deals with real questions and real problems in real context It forces kids to use skills they even know they had" Scores from last Palmetto Achievement Challenge Tests showed that nearly 40 percent of South Carolina's eighth-graders performed below grade level in reading and writing And about half of them didn't meet the math standards Veteran teacher Melissa McFeely of Beaufort said middle-school students could benefit from smaller CHAPIN FROM PAGE Bl Councilwoman Elizabeth Cook said the loss seems mainly fear of the unknown "A lot of people are against big changes not familiar she said think a lot of Shealy hopes the outcome reduces division and produces more unity among town Iraders my hope with this behind us that council can work together" he said "I want to see us work together I intend to be a committee of The three council members in favor SEAWEED FROM PAGE Bl classes or at least some small-group instruction during the day so they can get the academic attention and the nurturing they need the time they get to middle school if they been successful really she said slouch down in their seat lay their head on the desk or act out to get sent out of class so they can avoid it "We blame the elementary teachers not fair just that a lot of the students come to school not ready and they get behind and they get caught The Middle Grades Summit was recommended by a task force appointed by the governor last year Thk other recommendations included establishing certification requirements for middle-school teachers South Carolina has special certification for elementary and high-school teachers but not for middle-school teachers A report on the status of middle-school teacher certification will be presented today Trina Dickerson who teaches science at Dutch Fork Middle School in Irmo was trained to teach elementary the change Cook Vivian "Bibi Atkins and Jack Edgerton said the change was sought to enable file community to deal with its growth better Despite the outcome Cook remains convinced that changes in the way Town Hall operates should be made "Now going to go at those things individually not in one big sweeping she said "Well keep on moving" Atkins had no comment except majority Edgerton could not be reached for reaction Atkins Cook and Edgerton want to hire a town administrator to help run the daily flow of matters at Town HalL ing to enjoy nature going to have to take the good with the Dockery said stripping the seaweed off the beach is wrong because valuable sand is going with it "1 think to have removed it at the beginning of hurricane season when we needed every bit of beach sand we can get was just a dreadful Dockery said The city of Myrtle Beach is looking for ways to recycle the seaweed The city is storing truckloads of the seaweed at its Public Works Department building off 10th Avenue North Extension said Mark Kruea city spokesman As the seaweed dries its mass diminishes considerably Kruea said The mixture is part seaweed part sand he said The city will "attempt to reuse the mixture in some of its construction projects Kruea said For example it could be uudiMer for lining pipe students but she decided her passion for teaching was in the middle grades Middle-school teachers need special training to teach adolescents effectively she said Dickerson said no other age group like this One day they want to be a little kid 1 and the next day they want to be a grown-up "In elementary school the teacher is the leader of the classroom But when you move to middle school you have to engage students more in file lesson They have to apply what they know not just reciting file In his remarks to conference participants Monday Hodges said middle-school reform is key to the overall efforts to raise student achievement He praised the General Assembly for setting aside $5 million to go toward hiring more school resource officers guidance counselors and school psychologists in middle schools But more money and attention on the middle glades is needed the gov- emor said every dollar we spend on high schools we only spend 77 cents on middle schools" he said That proposal is on the agenda when council meets tonight Atkins called file fate uncertain in light of the referendum results And it re- mains unclear whether the post would assist chiefly the mayor or council members The change in Town Hall management rejected Monday be brought beck to voters for at least four years Shealy said 71m Flach covers Lexington County neighborhoods Contact him at (803) 771-8483 or bye-mail at tflachthestatecom But he added file focus for now is getting it off the beach Each week the city has to educate new visitors about the seaweed when call and ask questions Kruea The county and the city had no fig- ures on how much seaweed has been 1 removed Both resorted to removing the sea- weed during nighttime hours to avoid crowded batches The county has cut back on its nighttime cleaning however Today Horry County environmental officers 1 will begin hamd-raking the seaweed The sargasso weed hasn't come ashore in this quantity for several years said DNR spokeswoman von Kolnitz The seaweed has washed up as late as September in the past Summer is when it usually appears because of the changes in sea and air temperatures she said Tom Mathson a meteorologist Condo owner Kim Bonniville and her friend Tom Franklin had been in the attic just last week and were shocked at the amount of they found "If you were going to build a bonfire have Muff like this you were going to throw on Franklin said "There was paper furniture suitcases filled with stuff People have been moving in and out for 40 years and leaving things behind Bonniville said she'd planned to bring it up at the next meeting Her condo was heavily damaged she said gateway to higher said Rep John Scott D-Richland another co-chairman "We also know that we need more money for schools and the education lottery will do that as Sandra Poliakoff a Richland District 2 board member and a oxtiiair-woman of the lottery campaign said file plan can improve South work force and attract high-paying jobs Lottery advocates estimate South Carolina residents spend more than $115 million on the Georgia lottery each year "We need those funds for our children here in South Carolina not to educate Georgia's children Poliakoff said The governor estimates a lottery once it matures will generate more than $150 million a year for education programs Lottery opponents say $75 million is a better estimate "So they can promise us Bigham said bottom line is only $75 million It can only go so Kenneth A Harris covers state government and the legislature Contact him at (8 03) 771-8509 or by e-mail at kharrisdfithestatecom Two other funds were set up for the family and the Belarussian girl It was unclear Monday how much money had been collected Abel and Kaitlyn lost their parents Taylor and Mary Ann Odom as well as four siblings after driver Jim truck blew a tire went across the median and struck the Chevrolet Suburban on July 24 Mary Taylor Odom 12 was the eighth person to die two days after the loss of her siblings Lacey 9 Kilby 7 and her twin Allie Harris and Nadzeya Rahachova a 13-year-old Belarussian girl also died in the wreck on 1-26 near Chapin The seaweed is coming from the Sargasso Sea which is off the coast of the United States just south of Bermuda The Gulf Stream usually keeps it offshore but a change in current direction has sent gobs of the seaweed onto beaches along the Caroli-nas While some people complain about the seaweed others want it to stay Emily Dockery of Myrtle Beach was outraged when she saw city trucks removing the seaweed last week during the early morning hours "We were so upset we get back to Dockery said For 32 years Dockery has lived on the beachfront and has seen all that the ocean has to offer had red tide had too manyjeUyfisVflShe said "If go 4.

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