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Page 2A, Orangeburg, S.C., Saturday, May 14, 1994 Good morning! gle (UtrntB anft iPcmocrat Letter carriers pick up food for charity weather Compiled from wire reports WASHINGTON - Thousands of the nation's mail carriers will be collecting food for charity Saturday. The annual collection organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers involves more than 4,000 cities and towns in all 50 states. People who want to donate food can leave packaged items near their mailboxes. To determine whether local carriers are participating people can check with their local post office or their letter carrier. Union officials expect to collect 35 to 45 million pounds of food for distribution to local food banks, shelters and pantries. When the effort was first tried, last year, carriers collected 12 million pounds of food in 220 communities. N.J. high court allows using confessions to minister as evidence TRENTON, N.J. - A murder suspect's confessions to a prison minister can be used against him, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz and two other judges dissented in the 4-3 decision, saying most other states bar a cleric from revealing a confession. The three judges also wrote they do not believe New Jersey's Legislature intended spiritual advisers to be free to disclose such confidences. But the ruling clears the way for Craig Szemple to stand trial in Morris County for the 1 975 fatal shooting of Nicholas Mirov, a high school classmate. Szemple, 37, also faces murder charges in the strangulation killing of a prostitute in 1977 and in a shooting death in 1 991 . In a jailhouse confession, Szemple told a "minister of visitation," Paul Bischoff, that he had killed three people. Bischoff volunteered the information to prosecutors in 1992. Szemple's lawyer, George T. Daggett, said the court's ruling sets back the relationship of clergy and penitents at least 500 years. it's the height of irony that somebody 'Never let us forget Four A&T College students - from left, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McLain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson - sit down at the all-white lunch counter at F.W. Wool-worth Co. in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 2, 1960. The four appeared the day after McNeil, McCain and two others started a sit-in protest. The incident helped energize the American civil rights movement. Now the counter is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution - a reminder, one of the students said, "to never let us forget from where we've come as a country. (News and Record file photo via AP) News at-a-glance can come into my office and tell me something and I can't reveal that ... but a message meant for God can be revealed," Daggett said. Tourist bus hijacked MIAMI - A hotel shuttle bus carrying five Norwegian tourists was hijacked early Friday by two men who robbed the passengers of their jewelry and money. Police said the hijackers boarded the bus with the Norwegians at Miami International Airport. As the bus pulled out of the airport, one of the men pulled a gun and ordered the driver to head east on a nearby highway. The other man then robbed the tourists, striking and injuring one, police said. The pair fled after ordering the driver to pull off the highway at the first exit. The tourists were in Miami for a cruise, and police said they spent the rest of the night at their hotel before boarding the ship late Friday morning. Tourism officials are working to dispel the notoriety the state received over the killings of 1 0 foreign visitors in a 1 2-month span that ended last fall. N.C. fears it may have to release 3,700 inmates RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina will have to release 3,700 inmates in June if it does not get a waiver from a federal court settlement that requires inmates to have 50 square feet of living space, Correction Secretary Franklin Freeman testified Friday. Freeman said that figure includes the 2,200 inmates that would be expected to be admitted to prison in June, plus 2,000 inmates already behind bars. Of those already in prison, about 500 could be shipped to other prisons or out of state, he said. "In my judgment, there will be problems with that because of the quality, or lack of quality, of the pool (for emergency paroles)," he said in federal court. "The pool is increasingly prone to commit violent crimes once they are released." The state is asking U.S. District Judge Earl Britt to modify the settlement reached in 1989 that ended overcrowding lawsuits covering 49 prisons. Under the settlement, the state has until July 1 to give each inmate in those prisons 50 square feet of living space. They now get about 35 square feet. Other requirements in the settlement, like providing recreation and work programs, were met. Highlights NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Literary critic Cleanth Brooks, who championed a new generation of Southern writers and changed the way students read poetry and fiction, died Tuesday. He was 87. TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico -About 12,000 struggling coffee growers in rebellious Chiapas state will receive $6.6 million in direct payments, the government said.. World coffee prices have rebounded, but the growers in Chiapas state have already sold this year's crop at the lower prices and are plagued by an armed Indian peasant insurrection. ALLENWOOD, Pa. - Voters rejected a plan to change the name of Gregg Township to "Death Valley Township" to protest a proposed hazardous waste incinerator planned in this Susquehanna Valley town 60 miles north of Harrisburg. CHICAGO - Letter carrier Robert K. Beverly was charged with theft and delaying the mail after firefighters dousing a minor fire at Beverly's suburban townhouse found 2,300 pounds of undelivered mail - more than 2,500 first-class letters and more than 300 parcels. Some of the mail was 6 years old. If convicted, Beverly, 30, could get five years in prison and fined $250,000. This year, at least four caches of undelivered mail have been found in the Chicago area. There have been 1 1 7 such finds nationwide this year. NEDERLAND, Colo. - A man deported last week to his native Norway kept the bodies of his grandfather and a friend packed in dry ice in a shed behind his home, hoping some day to bring them back to life, authorities said. Pt' m wmr Smithsonian acquires lunch counter from Greensboro Woolworth's sit-in By MICHAEL LANDWEBER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C, and helped energize the American civil rights movement. Now that counter is going on display in the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's Museum of American History will house an 8-foot section of the counter, four stools, a soda fountain, pie case and other articles from the Woolworth's store in Greensboro, which closed recently. The items were donated by Woolworth Corp. Joseph McNeil, one of the four protesters who climbed onto those stools 34 years ago, called the items "symbolic of a very small part of a massive movement to improve the conditions of mankind." SfteCLimtB anf) iBcmocrat fUSPS 630-240) Published every morning by Sunbelt Newspa-Ders, inc.. 21 1 BrougMon, S E , Orangeburg. S.C. Second class oostage oa;d at Orangeburg, S C. Postmaster Sena oaaress cnanges to The times and Democrat P O Drawer 1 766, Orangeburg, SC 291 16-1766 Leased wire dispatches "re Associated Press is entiflea exclusive; to tr e sa '-j rep'oduction of all the local news pnrtea t. tes newspaper as well as AP neB d spotcnes Al! grrs to republication of other riatters nefem reserved National advesir g -ep'esertat'e is London AssoC'Otes. inc . of Boston Mas; No responsfclty s osskr ed by tr.e publisher for omisS'Ons or errors occu'ring m advertisements, cut correction w ce mode at no additional cost ,n tne net issue foiiowg wen attention is di-ected to them, SUE3Cr:PT,ON ?ATES By earner, special Sunday earner ar.d mail Daily and Sunday 1 Wk 1 Mo 13 vVks. 26Wks. 52Wks. $2.31 $10.00 S30 00 560.00 S12000 Daily Only SI. 85 $8.00 $24 00 $48 00 $96 00 Sunday Only $100 $4 35 $1300 $26 00 $52.00 For mail subscribers outside Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg Counties, please write ot call 'or rates (803) 536-1812. An earners, aeaiers ana distnputors of The Times and Democrat are independent contractors. Advance payments for subscriptions may be mode directly to The Times and Democrat as agent. No esponsibility for advance payments is assumed by the newspaper until the money is received at the office. The Times and Democrat is a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation. "I think it is important to have those types of artifacts around to never let us forget from where we've come as a country, so we never have to revisit those things again," McNeil said in a telephone interview. McNeil was 17 years old when he and three fellow students at North Carolina A&T State University - Frank McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond - decided to challenge laws barring blacks from many public facilities in the South. Their action led to similar sit-ins in 50 cities in nine states. Wool-worth lunch counters were opened to all on July 25, 1960. The company lost $200,000 in business during the sit-ins, according to later reports. McNeil quotes McCain when asked how he felt as the demonstration began. "I think my friend Frank McCain characterizes it aptly when he says, What we were doing in retrospect was putting a down payment on our manhood,'" McNeil said. "It took some courage." Throughout the first day of the sit-in, which began at around 4 p.m., a policeman stood nearby, occasionally slapping a billy club into his palm. However, the four students were not threatened with ar rest, and the store closed a half-hour early at 5 p.m. McNeil said that Woolworth was chosen as the site of the sit-in because it was a national institution. At the time, the well-known chain only segregated its lunch counters in the South. William Yeingst, a Smithsonian specialist who spearheaded the acquisition, said he plans to put the counter on display some time this summer. He said the museum will consult with residents of Greensboro and the sit-in participants "because it's their history, their story." McNeil now lives in Hempstead, N.Y., where he is a manager in the Flight Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration. Although a great deal has changed in the three decades since the sit-in, McNeil said that there are still many issues to be dealt with in race relations. "We need to keep pressing for those things that are right," he said. McNeil hopes the display will teach people, particularly children, that they can have an impact if they believe in their cause. "It may take some time, but you can make change," McNeil said. "Have some faith that human beings are fundamentally decent people. They can change." "R-U-2-TIRED" I fC : i I x. ' ! 1 Pastor David Austin 534-1746 We live in a fast pace society. The lifestyle many of us live gives little time for anything but work. Yet when it comes to doing something that we want to do such as fishing, hunting, golfing, shopping, or maybe going out to eat somewhere then we find plenty of time, money and enerqy. Dear friend, I am so happy Jesus did not say "I am to tired" or "I do not feel good today" when the day came for Him to lay his life down for me to pay for my sin. Listen, YOU will never conquer sin with an excuse. The next time You want to give God an excuse for not getting saved or for not serving him faithfully just remember when you needed Him most He made no excuse, but rather Jesus went all the way to the cross, stretched out His arms and while they drove the nails through His hands and feet FOR YOUR SINS NOT HIS, He saw your face and spoke these words, "I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH." Friend, come today, make no excuse and know what it really means to be HAPPY as you receive Jesus Christ into your heart. Christian why not put the excuses aside and recommit your life to Christ and regain the joy of your salvation. See you at church!!!! LIBERTY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Hwy. 4 and Beason Road Preaching Christ Crucified, Buried, Risen, And Coming Again! Forecasts Statewide: Saturday, partly cloudy. Highs In the 70s and lower 80s. Saturday night, mostly cloudy. Lows around 60. Sunday, mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 70s to lower 80s. Bamberg, Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties: Saturday, partly cloudy. High 80 to 85. Winds southeast 10 to 15mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy. Low near 60. Sunday, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s. Coastal: South of Little River Inlet to Savannah out 20 nm, high pressure over the area will move offshore by Sunday. Saturday and Saturday night, E winds 10 to 15 kts. Seas 4 ft. Extended: Monday, partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. Tuesday, partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 65. Highs 75 to 85. Wednesday, mostly sunny. Lows from the lower 50s to lower 60s. Highs 75 to 85. Orangeburg The maximum temperature in Orangeburg for the 24-hour period ending at midnight Thursday was 90 degrees and the minimum was 63 degrees, according to the Department of Public Utilities, the official Orangeburg observer for the National Weather Service. The temperature at midnight was 67 degrees. There was no precipitation for the 24-hour period ending at midnight Thursday. At 6 a.m. Friday, the North Edisto River was at 1 54. 1 feet mean sea level. At 10 p.m. Friday, the temperature was 62 degrees. South Carolina COLUMBIA - Here are the high and low temperatures and precipitation levels tor South Carolina as reported Friday by the National Weather Service: The Accu-Weather1 forecast for noon, Saturday, May 14. Bands separate high temperature zones for the day. 60s FRONTS: 4 COLD WARM STATIONARY 1994 Accu Weather, Inc Pressure HL E3 LTD EZ3 HIGH LOW SHOWERS RAIN T-STORMS FLURRIES SNOW ICE SUNNY PT. CLOUDY CLOUDY City Hi Low Prep Beaufort 7 5 6 8 0.00 Charleston arpt 78 66 0.00 Charleston city 75 68 0.00 Columbia 7 9 6 3 0.00 Florence 7 7 6 0 0.0 0 Greer 7 3 5 4 0.0 0 N. Myrtle Bch. 74 57 0.00 The nation Tornadoes ripped through several Texas cities Friday, damaging buildings as a system of dangerously turbulent spring weather continued its grip on the state, and rain pelted much of the South. Some areas got a record chill. The National Weather Service said a tornado was reported in Marble Falls, and witnesses said a Wal-Mart store and several other businesses were damaged. Texas authorities said no serious injuries were reported. The weather service said another twister touched down near Vienna in the afternoon; a trailer home was destroyed, power lines were downed and debris covered the roadway. A tornado that hit Galveston caused minor damage but injured no one, City Manager Doug Matthews said. A slow-moving, upper-level low pressure system over the eastern Rocky Mountain states precipitated large amounts of rain, with totals approaching 6 inches between midnight and noon in the hill country of south Texas. Via Associated Press Roads in many Texas counties were closed because of flooding. Nasty weather has tormented Texas since late April, when a tornado hit the Dallas suburbs of Lancaster and DeSoto, killing three people and causing millions of dollars worth of damage. Lake levels COLUMBIA - Lake levels in South Carolina as reported Friday: Harwell, 660.8. 0.8 above, none. R.B. Russell. 474.4, 0.6 below, down 0.1. Thurmond, 330.5, 0.5 above, none. Greenwood. 99.0, 1 below,' none. Murray, 358.0, 2.0 below, none. Keowee, 99.1 , 0.9 below, up 0.3. Markn, 75.4, 1 .4 below, down 0.1 . Moultrie, 75.1, 1.7 beta, down 0.2. Wateree, 96.9, 3.1 below, none. W.C Bowen, 815.1, 0.1 above, none. Agricultural forecast MkJands Lowcountry Drying condition last test Minimum rh 30 35 Hours of sunshine 9 9 Solar radiation (langjeysl 520 530 Average rainfall none none Dew md! mdt Dissipating 10 a.m. 10 am. Mm. soil temp. (4" depth 65 64 Trend steady steady Tides Friday, May 13 -High at 10:23 am. and 10:38 p m.; Low at 4:29 a.m. and 4:28 p.m. Saturday, May 14- High al 10:59 a.m. and 11:16p.m:Lowa! 5:07a.m. and 5:08 p.m. Sunday, May 15 - High at 11:41 a m. and 11 :59 p.m.: Low at 5:48 a.m. and 5:52 p.m. To find approximate times of high and low water add or subtract as indicated. Beaufort: Hkjh, t1 hour and 7 minutes. Low. 52 minutes. Edisto Beach: High, -26 minutes, Low -35 minutes. Georgetown: High, 1 hour and 25 minutes, Low, 2 hours and 9 minutes, McClellanville: High, 27 minutes, Low, 25 minutes. Murrells Inlet: High, 2 minutes, Low, 24 minutes. Little River: High, 12 minutes, Low, 32 minutes. Sunrise, sunset Saturday, May 1 4 - 6:23 a.m. and 8:1 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15 - 6:22 a.m. and 8:18 p.m. Temperatures Saturday, May 14 Accu-Weatherforecast for daytime conditions and high temperatures Greenville I 75 I i 1 1 N C' 1 1 Spartanburg I 75 uoiumoia sir I i -i 1 1 k 1 1 I Myrtle Beach 78 5 GA' Charleston 80 3 Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Sunny Pt Cloudy Cloudy Via Associated Press GraphtcsNet ei994Accu'Weatlr. Inc. Temperatures Indicate and overnight low (p 8 previous day's high p.m. EDT. HI LoPrcOtJk Albany.N.Y 56 38 .01 cdy Albuquerque 77 50 .09 dr Amanita 77 44 dr Anchorage 62 39 dr Asheville 66 44 m Atlanta 82 65 cdy Atlantic City 65 44 cdy Austin 78 59 1.43 cdy Baltimore 69 41 cdy Billings 70 53 .12 cdy Birmingham 85 65 m Bismarck 75 53 .03 dr Boise 70 49 m Boston 59 47 cdy Milwaukee 65 44 cdy Brownsvile 91 79 cdy Mpls-St Paul 60 50 cdy Buffalo 57 35 m Nashville 63 54 .09 m Budington.VL 52 38 cdy New Orleans 90 66 cdy Casper 67 51 .03 cdy NewYorkCty 65 41 cdy Charleston.S.C. 75 68 cdy NorfotkVa. 69 53 cdy Charleston.W.Va. 69 39 m North Platte 77 49 dr Charlotte.N.C 73 55 cdy Oklahoma City 80 62 .02 dr Cheyenne 67 43 1.07 cdy Omaha 81 51 dr Chicago 73 44 cdy Orlando 88 69 cdy Cincinnati 69 42 m Philadelphia 69 47 cdy Cleveland 57 33 m Phoenix 95 67 dr Columbia.S.C 79 63 cdy Pittsburgh 65 34 m Columbus.Ohio 71 38 m Portland.Maine 52 43 .05 dr Concord.N.H. 53 40 dr Portland.Ore. 67 46 m Dallas-Ft Worth 75 64 .64 cdy Providence 60 44 cdy Daylon 68 41 m Raleigh-Durham 72 49 cdy Denver 62 50 .12 cdy Rapid City 67 53 .29 dr Des Moines 79 50 dr Reno 78 50 dr Detroit 65 38 rn Richmond 71 44 cdy Duluth 65 43 cdy Sacramento 89 51 cdy El Paso 86 59 dr St Louis 72 61 cdy Evansville 74 50 rn Salt Lake City 72 52 .28 cdy Fairbanks 61 43 .09 cdy San Antonio 79 62 1.98 cdy Fargo 85 54 .15 cdy San Diego 65 57 .01 cdy Flagstaff 68 37 .06 cdy San Francisco 68 52 cdy Grand Rapids 68 34 m SanJuan.P.R. 92 76 cdy Great Falls 64 43 m Santa Fe 71 45 .26 cdy Greensboro.N.C -71 48 cdy St Sle Marie 65 26 m Hartford Spgffd 60 42 cdy Seattle 60 48 m Helena 64 51 .01 m Shrevepwt 88 69 m Hondulu 87 71 dr Sioux Falls 85 57 .04 dr Houston 85 66 .59 cdy Spokane 64 42 m Indianapolis 71 45 m Syracuse 54 33 cdy Jackson.Miss. 88 66 cdy Tampa-SI Ptrsbg 89 69 cdy Jacksonville 88 69 cdy Topeka 76 59 dr Juneau 53 40 m Tucson 92 56 dr Kansas City 76 59 cdy Tulsa 77 65 .07 cdy Las Vegas 96 75 dr Washington.D.C 71 48 cdy UttleRock 78 66 3.46 m Wichita 79 65 .31 dr Los Angeles 68 61 cdy Wilkes-Bane 58 41 cdy Louisville 72 49 m Wilminglon.Oet. 66 41 cdy Lubbock 77 50 dr Memphis 79 66 .23 m National temperature extremes for Friday Miami Beach 86 77 cdy Hgh: 103 at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Midland-Odessa 84 52 di Low: 22 at Bradford, Pa. U.S. military denies mock invasion simulated possible attack on Haiti By DAVID BEARD Associated Press Writer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -About 44,000 soldiers staged a mock invasion this week along the U.S. Atlantic coast, but a military official dismissed a report characterizing the operation as a simulated attack on Haiti. Operation Agile Provider, which ended Wednesday, had been planned for more than a year. It had nothing to do with talk in Washington of possible military intervention in Haiti, Air Force Maj. Jamie Roach, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Atlantic Command, said Friday. "Anything that happens in this hemisphere, whether it be a troop movement or an exercise, people are trying to tie to reports of a Haiti invasion. It's just not valid," Maj. Roach told The Associated Press. The Boston Globe, citing unidentified military sources, reported Friday that the timing and tactics of the operation were developed with Haiti in mind and could be used to pressure Haiti's military leaders to allow elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to return. A broadened U.N. trade embargo on Haiti is to kick in May 21 unless the army returns to the barracks. Soldiers ousted elected Aristide in 1991 and have resisted intense world pressure to let him back. President Clinton says he hasn't ruled out military intervention to restore democracy in the impoverished Caribbean nation, and some Democrats in Congress have called for an invasion. But Roach said attack scenario of the exercise, which began April 25, did not even mention a Caribbean nation. "It was a Southwest Asia scenario," Roach said by telephone from Norfolk, Va. "We just placed it in the United States." The bulk of the operation, coordinated by the Atlantic Command, took place off the coast of North Carolina, but troops also trained near Savannah, Ga., and improved an airport on the Bahamanian island of Great Inagua. Most of the 44,000 Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen were American, but there were small detachments of Dutch and Surinamese troops, Roach said. The operation involved amphibious and parachute assaults. Many of the objectives reported by the Globe, such as seizing road junctions, knocking out military communications and taking over radio stations, could be applied in an intervention in Haiti. Such detailed exercises took place before the U.S.-led invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada in October 1983. On Wednesday, the Pentagon and the White House strongly denied a Los Angeles Times report that the United States was planning a military operation with the aim of "purging" the Haitian army. Lawmaker: Disability program has run 'amok' By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - A senior senator criticized a federal disability program Friday for paying cash to children with behavior disorders that can be faked or coached by parents. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, described Supplemental Security Income as a government program that has "run amok." Byrd joins a growing list of lawmakers from both parties who are concerned that children are being coached to fail tests or misbehave in school to qualify for a monthly payment from SSI. The payments are now so widespread in some parts of the country that they are known as "crazy checks" or "crazy money." Run by the Social Security Administration, SSI has seen the number of poor children on the rolls explode since a 1990 Supreme Court decision made it easier for children to qualify for benefits. Byrd said SSI, which also makes cash payments to drug addicts and alcoholics, with little management, is a "prime example of a well-intentioned entitlement program run amok and a microcosm of what is wrong with our federal deficit "Not to mention the damage that is being done to our children, in teaching them that their future lies not in hard work, but in ripping off the federal government for benefits," he said during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on human services. Byrd read a letter from a West Virginia teacher who said students are given cash for "disruptive behavior and lack of any effort." The teacher told Byrd that students "know the racket" and complained that some children just "sit in class and do absolutely nothing." "They will not participate in any class activity and won't even put their name on a piece of paper," Byrd said, reading the letter.

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