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Ohio gubernatorial candidate pulls a gun on man who threatened him, A-12 Nation & world Breakfast briefing '' The Orlando Sentinel, Thursday, August 18, 1994 A-3 Another Clinton pal quits Roger Altaian, deputy treasury secretary, was under fire over his Whitewater testimony. Dcd vjccllicr'c not ever ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman resigned under intense pressure Wednesday, saying he hoped his departure would diminish the Whitewater controversy that has weakened "President Ointoa Treasury's top lawyer, Jean Hanson, is expected to resign as well Altman, the latest administration official and presidential pal felled by Whitewater, decided to step down after harsh criticism from Democratic and Republican lawmakers who called his marathon testimony on the affair misleading. "As I explained to the Senate," Altman said in a letter to Clinton, "I regret any mistakes or errors of judgment I may have made. For them, I apologize. And, hopefully, my stepping down will help to diminish the controversy." In reply, Clinton said, "I believe you have taken the right step under the circumstances, and I regretfully accept your resignation" effective upon the confirmation of a successor. Clinton said Altman had "made many valuable contributions to this administration." White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers said, "This was Roger's decision." However, the adrninistration had waged a whisper campaign to get Altman to resign, even floating the name of Undersecretary Frank Newman as a possible successor. Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen on Wednesday recommended to Clinton that Newman succeed Alt-man in the department's No. 2 position, a Treasury spokesman said. Altman, who was at Georgetown University with Clinton, told the president of his decision by telephone. Hanson has told colleagues she will resign, perhaps today, according to administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity. Altman was denounced for what a lawmaker called his "ethical high-wire act" before House and Senate banking committees. Hanson was rebuked for failing to immediately correct errors she knew Altman had made in earlier testimony. Both denied intentionally misleading Congress. Two other Clinton friends, Bernard Nussbaum and Webb Hubbell, resigned as a result of the Whitewater affair. Nussbaum was White House counsel Hubbell was an associate attorney general At issue in the congressional hearings were contacts between the White House and the Treasury about a confidential investigation into a failed Arkansas savings and loan and its ties to Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton and their land development company, Whitewater. 1 .in in i iim-zfr o ASSOCIATED PRESS When residents of Lexington, S.C., looked across Lake Murray on Tuesday, they could clearly see the funnel cloud bearing down on their city. The tornado kept coming, flattening buildings and injuring 36 people and killing 1. A 2nd tornado also struck the city. Tropical Storm Beryl was blamed for the destructive weather. Flood fears cling to Carolinas For the latest advisory on Tropical Storms Beryl and Chris, call the Sentinel Source Line at (407) 872-7200, Category 9700. This is a free call within the Orlando calling zone. Lake County readers can call toll-free, (800) 775-7202 0 5 - Sr W- J.UjSL ASSOCIATED PRESS Jim Knight, curator of South Carolina State Museum, salvages items after tornado blew away roof. In South Florida, weather officials are watching a third tropical storm in the Atlantic. REUTERS CHARLOTTE, N.C. Residents throughout the Carolinas spent Wednesday cleaning the debris and repairing damage left by several tornadoes that ravaged the area overnight. Flash-flood warnings were in effect throughout the day, adding to the fears of homeowners and farmers alike. A nursing home was evacuated in central North Carolina. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has spotted the third tropical storm of the season, which was nearing hurricane strength as it made its way across the Atlantic. On Tuesday, the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl tore through the Southeast and the tornadoes that followed cut a swath from Georgia to central North Carolina, where more than 9 inches of rain had been dumped on some counties, causing creeks and rivers to overflow. The most havoc was wrought in Lexington, S.C., where a tornado touched down at least twice, authorities said. Of the multitude of funnel clouds that terrorized the area, there were 13 touchdowns in Columbia's warning area alone, according to weather service officials. Scores of people were injured as buildings were flattened in the downtown district. The twisters also damaged a shopping center and several factories and caused gas leaks that forced evacuations in the center of the city. Preliminary estimates put property damage at up to $20 million. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said 36 people were injured, one man was killed in a highway accident, and 42 businesses were destroyed. Officials said as many as eight tornadoes touched down in North Carolina. In Florida, authorities continued to keep a close watch on Tropical Storm Chris, which formed late Tuesday in almost the same location as Hurricane Andrew exactly two years ago. "Chris may become a hurricane tonight or Thursday," forecasters from the National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables said. Forecasters said maximum sustained winds had increased to nearly 70 mph by 5 p.m. EDT. Tropical storms become hurricanes when winds reach 74 mph. Alzheimer's ranks 3rd in cost to nation A study puts the yearly tab at $213,000 per patient. Only caring for heart disease and cancer patients costs more. ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Caring for each American diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease today will cost more than $213,000 on top of other medical expenses over the remaining few years of their lives. That's the grim prediction of the first study to nail down the costs of the dev astating disease that gradually destroys its victims' brain cells. The study, published in today's American Journal of Public Health, said Alzheimer's disease costs the nation $82.7 billion a year in medical expenses, the round-the-clock care its victims require and lost productivity. That makes it the nation's third most expensive disease, after heart disease and cancer, said study co-author Joel Hay, an economist at the University of Southern California. Medicaid, the nation's health plan for the poor, spent more on Alzheimer's in 1991 $5.7 billion than the total cost of treating AIDS patients that year $4.2 billion, Hay said. The Alzheimer's Association has long estimated that the disease costs more than $80 billion a year. But Hay nailed down the individual expenses that burden Alzheimer's families. He found that in 1991, caring for a single patient for the usual four years between diagnosis and death cost society $173,932 in addition to the cost of other health problems. Today, medical inflation has pushed that tab to $213,732, Hay said. There is no test for Alzheimer's disease, which is diagnosed by painstakingly ruling out all other diseases. There also is no cure, and only one drug, Tacrine, is approved to help slow the progress of the disease. Aided by Hussein, children of slain mom return to U.S. ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan Two New Jersey children whose father strangled their mother, then fled with them to his native Jordan, headed home Wednesday after their aunt was awarded custody, palace sources said. The father's relatives in Amman, who had fought to keep the youngsters there, said they were stunned to find them gone and vowed to try to get the children back. Palace officials escorted 6-year-old Lisa Abequa and her brother, Sami, 3, to the airport for a flight to the United States via Germany, the sources said. Their mother's sister, Nesime Dokur of Pater-son, N. J., flew with them. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said through an aide the children will spend the night in Frankfurt and complete their trip today on a Continental flight They are expected to arrive at 2:25 p.m. at New Jersey's Newark International Airport Mohammed L Abequa, 46, fled to Jordan with the children after killing his estranged wife, Nihal, 40, at her Parsip- pany-Troy Hills, N.J., apartment on July 4. Her body was found stuffed under a bed two days later. Abequa, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested in Amman on July 20 and confessed to his crime. He has been charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping. The United States has asked Jordan to return him to stand trial, but in the absence of an extradition treaty, Jordanian officials said he would be tried in Amman. After Abequa was arrested, the chil dren were put in the care of their paternal grandmother, Samiha, who had vowed not to let them go back with their aunt without a ruling from an Islamic court It was not clear how they left the country without the hearing. Dokur flew in this month at the invitation of King Hussein to provide evidence that she was financially able to care for her niece and nephew. Last week, under pressure from the government, the children were put in Hussein's care, and a tightly guarded apartment was provided for them and their aunt. 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Second-class postage paid at Orlando, Fla. POSTMASTERS: Send address change to The Orlando Sentinel, P.O. Box 2833, MP23, Orlando, Fla. 32802 The Orlando Sentinel's newsprint Is made partially from recycled paper. Meredith THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 8, 1 994 1 i. ' The 230th day of 1994 . . . there are 135 days' left in the year . . . 1,961 days until the year 2000 . and congratulations to University of Central Florida history professor Shirley Leckie for winning the $10,000 Evans Biography Award for her book, Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth, which is about the wife of Gen. George Custer-! ON THIS DATE IN: I 1587 Virginia Dare became the first child ubf English parents to be born on American soil; on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C. X 1887 Eatonville was incorporated. The town of 3,000 in suburban Orlando is the oldest city -In America founded for blacks. "3 1938 President Roosevelt dedicated the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting the United States and Canada. 1958 Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita was published. 1963 James Meredith became the first black to graduate from the University of Mississippi. 1983 Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 22 dead and causing more than $1 billion in damage. ,, 1991 Soviet hard-liners launched an unsuccessful coup against President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. ( MATTERS OF FACT Shopping for a school lunch box may bring back memories of the one you carried as a child. If you have your old box, the attic dust could be hiding gold. In their soon-to-be-published Kovel's Antiques & Collectibles Price List (Crown Publishers), antiques columnists Terry and Ralph Kovel note that 1963 Alvin and the Chipmunks vinyl boxes recently have sold for $275 to $415 and that 1963 Beverly Hillbillies metal boxes have fetched $125 to $165. The real treasure? A 1962 Dudley Do-Right sold for $2,200. (Prices vary throughout the country according to demand.) Now walk, don't run, to the attic."" Related story, H-1 MORNING PLANNER D TONIGHT Tabitha's Secret, the Way, the Senses, 86 Love and Panders perform with other Florida bands for the Ticketmaster Music Showcase, starting at 8 at Visage in Orlando. Tickets: $2 at the door. D TOMORROW V, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, a play about three sisters dealing with a family scandal, will open its run at 8 p.m. at the Upstage theater in the Brandywine Shopping Village, DeLand. Tickets are $10. Details: (904) 822-4070. i DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 3,776.48 STOCKS WITH A STAKE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA J AT&T 53 Down V4 Anheuser 521A Down , Barnett 45 Unchanged BellSouth 61 Down Disney 43 Up I k i First Union 44 Down rjOW I Gen. 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Z correctionsclarifications:: The NCAA will have a battle with the state of Florida concerning due process. Because of an editor's error, a headline in Wednesday's sports section incorrectly said that the University of Florida will battle the NCAA. : , Because of incorrect information provided by the Knight-RidderTribune wire service, a charts Wednesday's Business section misstated the number of July housing starts and the percentage change for the Northeast and South regions of the United States. There were 122,000 starts a drop of 10.3 percent in the Northeast, and in the South there were 592,000 starts a drop of 0.7 percent.'; INSPIRATION i For the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but trie Lord looketh on (he heart. First Book of Samuel 16:7 I t 1

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