Tallahassee Democrat from Tallahassee, Florida on August 16, 1992 · Page 37
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Tallahassee Democrat from Tallahassee, Florida · Page 37

Tallahassee, Florida
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Sunday, August 16, 1992
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Tallahassee DemocratSun., Aug. 16, 19923D JACKSONVILLE Why Pay More? Home Equity Loans At Lowest Rates Woman survives wreck, fall from bridge AatodsMd Prm scared to death of water. She won't even go into the pool.H Denson was driving alone in a light rain Friday when she lost control of her car on a slippery metal grating in the center of the city's Mathews Bridge, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Trooper Patricia England said Denson fell from the bridge, but witnesses said they never saw Denson leave the upside-down car. And, the witnesses said, the car doors weren't open. "She can't say whether she was ejected out of the car into the river or whether she got out of the car and wandered into the river," said her . mother, Alice Denson. JACKSONVILLE A Jacksonville woman was in serious condition Saturday after her car flipped several times on a bridge and she fell 148 feet into the St Johns River. Witnesses on the bridge said Alyce Denson, who cannot swim, grabbed onto a bridge beam for a short time but couldn't hold on. They yelled to a shrimp boat below and the crew rescued her from the river. Denson, 20, was in serious but stable condition at University Medical Center with a bruised lung and water in her lungs, a nursing supervisor said. "By the grace of God, there was a shrimp boat below," said her sister, Thomasena Denson, 31. "She's t LOWEST FIXED RATES IN YEARS, longer tax deductible (see your tax Interact ic ft itdudlhlt on loans P'SP'! Pnone lines open 24 hours and weekends. up to $100,000. Credit card interest Slow credit-No problem with sufficient Florida owned and operated since and installment loan interest is no equity. 1976.' AABCO Mortgage Loans & Investments, Inc. UC MT8. K USlNtl "Th First Nam In Stcond Mortggm$...lnc f76 Telephone 656-6733 or 1-800-241-4601 1300 Executive center Drive, suite lua 21 convenient locations throughout Florida Call 24 hour and wkanda PANAMA CITY BEACH Search is on for missing Georgia mom The woman, who is under indictment for theft charges, had gone to Panama City for a vacation with her 5- and 11 -year-old children. Associated Press PANAMA CITY BEACH The disappearance of a Georgia woman is unrelated to charges that she and her family illegally spent funds that 3 were mistakenly placed into a family bank account, authorities said. Police still have no suspects in the disappearance of Pamela June Ray, 36, of Villa Rica, Ga., on Wednesday after she stopped at a motel to get a room. Her two children, ages 5 and 11, were awakened a couple of hours later by rain coming through an open window of their mother's car, said the woman's father, Ralph Bennett of Lithia Springs, Ga. Police on Friday questioned a man who frequented the area, but authorities said he has been of little help. , "We are still talking to him, but from what he is telling us, he was not around the time she was here," said Panama City Beach police Capt J.B. Holloway. "We still have no leads, no suspects not much of anything." Boon turns to bust Douglas County authorities said Friday that Ray's disappearance does not appear to be related to charges that she and her family spent $400,000 mistakenly put into her father's bank account three years ago. Ray, her father and four other family members are under indictment in Douglas County, accused of using the money to buy a variety of items, ranging from a condominium in Panama City to two tractor-trailer rigs, said Douglas County Assistant District Attorney Beau McClain. McClain said the money put into the account was mistakenly wired at the Commercial Bank of Douglas County. Ray's father earlier pleaded guilty to a theft charge, and was sentenced to 10 years' probation. He also was ordered to pay full restitution. But after Ray failed to keep up the payments, he was indicted, along with other family members, on charges of theft of loss and mislaid property and theft by receiving, McClain said. The search Meanwhile- heavv rains that flooded ditches and wooded areas Friday hampered the search for Ray. The Panama City area is surrounded by pine forests that have become virtual swamps since the woman vanished. Crews with two helicopter sightseeing companies and a fixed-wing airplane from the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission were conducting aerial searches. Flooding limited efforts on the ground. "We've had places we can't even get horses into," Holloway said. Hollowav said people in three motel rooms told authorities they heard screams shortly after an off-duty police officer working as a security guard saw Ray walk away from her car with a man about 4 a.m. EDT, Holloway said. Her purse and car keys were found in the car. Bennett said his daughter had gone to Panama City Beach for a brief vacation with her children before school started. When she found there was no vacancy at the motel, she checked some efficiency apartments next door at the clerk's suggestion, he said. CO-OP STRETCHES YOUR ADVERTISING DOLLARSI Fof further information on the Tallahassee Democrat's Coop Recovery System, can c Shnroeot 599-2271. M Klaveirfiy's Days OmiySf . this style T7T $ "Ace" This bustleback casual recliner has the luxurious cushioning you crave and the high-style look you've always wanted. Velvet cover. 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