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(IlieQItmcBan&t) emocrat South Carolina Orangeburg, S.C., Sunday, May 18, 1997, Page 9A Va. governor welcomes marching veterans RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Saluted in Florida, arrested in South Carolina, a group of veterans on a march to call attention to veterans' issues arrived at the governor's mansion Friday and were declared to be in the company of heroes. "Vets ... are welcome in Virginia," said Gov. George Allen. "Some of our nation's most revered heroes have been from Virginia." The group is marching from Florida to Washington, D.C. along Interstate 95. Pedestrians are banned from interstates because of safety concerns. Florida's governor gave the group special permission to use the interstate. No one stopped them in Georgia, but the marchers were arrested in South Carolina when they refused to take a differ ent route. The marchers were released on their own recognizance and continued their walk along the back roads. Likewise, the group was told to stay off the interstate in North Carolina and Virginia. Michael Martin, national coordinator for the group, said the marchers will be joined by motorcycle riders and others in the nation's capital. He called the planned demonstrations "the largest army to march through Washington in a long time." Martin said the state's concern for safety was sincere, but misplaced. 1 "We have negotiated mine fields and jungles. We can certainly negotiate the highway," he said. NTSB investigators: Plane crash still under investigation Compiled from wire reports NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate a single-engine airplane crash that left a Virginia man dead. Arthur T. Fulgham III, 54, of Chesterfield, Va, died Wednesday when his plane crashed in the woods near the Grand Strand Airport and burned. George Prellezo, regional director of the NTSB, said first look at the wreckage showed no signs of trouble with the controls or engine. Upon landing, Prellezo said the plane "bounced high, pitched up and crashed into the trees." Horry County Coroner Robert L Edge, Jr. said Fulgham burned to death. Prellezo said the NTSB will examine the wreckage some more plus examine pilot records, including Fulgham's medical history. Investigators will be there Monday. Maryland man drowns at Hilton Head Island HILTON HEAD ISLAND - A Maryland man visiting this resort island apparently drowned in the surf off Palmetto Dunes beach. James Cox, 62, of Perry Hall, Md., was found floating face down in the surf Thursday afternoon, said Carl Smith, a spokesman for the local fire and rescue department. Cox, who was swimming in the ocean about a mile north of the Hyatt , Regency Hilton Head Resort, was pulled i from the water by bystanders. He was ' pronounced dead at a local hospital. The case was being treated as a drowning, but the exact cause of death could only be confirmed through an autopsy, which the family had not requested, hospital spokeswoman Sue James said. Federal agency supports establishing wildlife refuge CHARLESTON - After two years of study, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff says the government should establish a Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge In Georgetown, Horry and Marion counties. An environmental impact statement released Wednesday proposes the agency acquire as much as 49,800 acres of woods and wetlands. The tract includes freshwater tidal wetlands, hardwood forests and upland forests of longleaf pine and mixed hardwoods. Endangered and threatened species Including bald eagles, wood storks, red-cockaded woodpeckers and swallow-tailed kites inhabit the area. The recommendation echoes the agency's finding in a draft impact statement last year. Environmental groups have pushed to preserve the area from development spreading south and west of the Grand Strand. Sens. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C, and Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, support the plan. SLED investigates baby apparently shaken to death COLUMBIA - Authorities are investigating the death of a 2-month-old baby who they say appears to have been shaken to death. The baby, Daquan Bynum, was taken to Richland Memorial Hospital on Saturday and died Wednesday, WIS-TV in Columbia reported Thursday. The child was in his stepfather's care while the baby's mother, Brenda Mae Bynum, went shopping, authorities said. Michael L Patterson said the baby was . having breathing problems, so he took him to the hospital. The baby died after being taken off life support, WIS reported. Authorities said the infant apparently suffered from shaken baby syndrome. Police and the State Law Enforcement Division are investigating. No charges have been filed nor have any Two plead guilty in $1 3M Medicare fraud ROCK HILL (AP) - A man and his daughter have pleaded guilty in a $13 million Medicare fraud case. Raymond R. Mederos, 54, of Tega Cay, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy and one count of aiding and abetting fraud in obtaining $1 million in Medicare payments for false claims. Diane Cutrone, 27, of Fort Mill, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and aiding and abetting fraud. Her husband, Anthony Cutrone, already had pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. Another York County man's status was not immediately available, and two nt.her dfifendants are believed to be in Mexico, The (Rock Hill) Herald reported. All six were charged by federal authorities April 15 with filing more than 11,000 false Medicare claims seeking some $. 3 million for equipment and supplies investigators say were never provided. The government alleges the conspiracy started in July 1994 and continued through much of this past December. Mederos faces a maximum of as long as 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Mrs. Cutrone faces as long as 15 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Mederos and the Cutrones agreed to surrender their houses in Fort Mill and Tega Cay, along with several vehicles, jewelry, bank accounts and office equipment arrests been made. Land purchase would protect rare spider lillies LANDSFORD CANAL - Rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lillies will be protected with the purchase of a mile-long strip of land along the Catawba River. The Katawba Valley Land Trust said Thursday it has a year's option to buy 219 acres in Lancaster County across from Landsford Canal State Park. The trust plans to buy the land with the help of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, said Undsay Pettus, president of the land trust. The rare lily grows in rocky outcrops in the center of the river, and its six-week blooming period has just begun. The land also includes the ruins of a Revolutionary War-era grist mill burned by the British. The property is owned by a Duke Power Co. subsidiary and has a market value of about $240,000. Justice Department defends actions in Flight 1016 trial COLUMBIA - The U.S. Justice Department says it acted promptly and fairly when it agreed to pay as much as $25 million to victims of the crash of USAir Flight 1016. "(The settlement) provided plaintiffs with compensation without subjecting them to prolonged litigation and it saved the taxpayers a substantial amount of money," Assistant U.S. Attorney General Frank Hunger said Thursday. The department agreed to the payments in connection with the July 1994 crash of Flight 1016 near Charlotte, N.C., that killed 37 people en route from Columbia. In March, a federal court jury ruled the airline's negligence contributed to the accident. Since then, most of the victims' lawsuits have been settled for undisclosed amounts. 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Later she confessed to Wells, a family friend, that she rolled her car with the boys inside into John D. Long Lake. "Certainly it's very flattering and very humbling to be even considered in such a position," Wells said. Wells described himself as conservative but nonpartisan. He said he has drawn support from Republicans and independents in his two previous campaigns for sheriff. "Wells would meet the party's goal of running middle-of-the-road candidates able to attract black and white voters," state Democratic Party Executive Director Jason Linde said. Wells Is the second sheriff approached by Democrats in recent weeks. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts, a Republican, is considering switching parties and challenging Gov. David Beasley next year. Democrats scramble to find 4th District candidate GREENVILLE (AP) - Democrats are scrambling to find a candidate for next year's 4th District congressional seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis. Democratic candidate Andrew Arnold, a Greenville lawyer who announced his candidacy last month, said he is dropping out because of family considerations. ' 'This Is something I'm really disappointed that I'm not going to have the opportunity to do and something I'd like to do in the future," Arnold said. Two Democrats, state Sen. Glenn Reese of Spartanburg and Greenville architect William McCuen, have expressed interest in running. McCuen ran in 1 992 and got 1 6 percent of the vote against Inglis. Four Republicans have announced their candidacy. They are anti-abortion activist Frank Raddish, state Sen. Mike Fair of Greenville, Greenville businessman and Inglis ally Jim DeMint and Spartanburg lawyer James Ritchie. The last time the seat was open was in 1986 when then-Rep. Caroll Campbell successfully ran for governor. Beaufort woman wins $1 million McDonald's prize BEAUFORT (AP) - Gloria Jean Brown found a million dollars while cleaning out her car. That's where the Beaufort woman found the rare Boardwalk game piece from the McDonald's Monopoly game - still attached to an empty box of french fries. "I keep thinking that I've got to be interpreting this wrong," she said. "I would never have dreamed in a million years that this could happen to me." Brown, 39, bought the fries at a Hilton Head Island outlet on U.S. 278, but isn't sure exactly when she made the million-dollar purchase. She received official word about a week ago confirming her prize and on Tuesday was given a "super-sized" check and a reception at the same McDonald's where she bought the fries. The prize is awarded in yearly $50,000 installments for 20 years. Brown, an unemployed college graduate, said she may use the money to start a business. Whitley Clinic P.C. 1717 Village Park Dr. Orangeburg, SC 291 15 531-6004 8:30 AM 6:00 Dally except on Thursday - 8:30 AM - 12 Noon Complete and Comprehensive Outpatient Adult and Pediatric Medical Care. WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON MUSCULO SKELETAL DISORDERS, ARTHRITIS AND LOW BACK PAIN AND GENERAL INDUSTRIAL AND OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE Participates In: PHP of SC Medicare Prime Companion Most Blue CrossBlue Shield Plans Companion Healthsource Aetna and other Managed Care Plans New Patients Welcome AFRAID TO GO BACK TO COLLEGE? Some adults would like to go back to college; however, they are afraid to resume their studies when they have so many other responsibilities. South Carolina State University's Center for Adult and Continuing Education was designed for people such as this. Why not let the Center for Adult and Continuing Education help you return to school by enrolling you in one or more of the courses listed below? MONDAY NIGHT COURSES WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES Art Appreciation Afro-American Art English Composition & Comm. Pre-Calculus I Music Appreciation General Psychology Managerial Accounting Principals of Economics Entrepreneurship Legal Environment Human Growth & Development Life Fitness Concepts Nutrition & Health Of Infants & Younger Children Probation and Parole Consumer Economics & Resource Management 5:15-7:45p.ni. 5:15-7:43p.m. 5:30-8:OOp.m. 5:30-8:OOp.m. 5:30-8:OOp.m. 5:30-8:O0p.m. 5:30-7:45p.m. 5:30-7:45p.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. 5:30-7:30p.m. 5:30-7:30p.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. 5:30-8:OOp.m. TUESDAY NIGHT COURSES Art Appreciation 5:15-7:45p.m. History of World Civilizations Since 1750 5:30-8:00p.m. Music Appreciation 5:30-8:00p.m. Music for the Classroom Teacher 5:30-8:OOp.m. General Psychology 5:30-8:00p.m. ManagerialAccounting 5:30-8:00p.m. Survey of Economics 5:30-8:00p.m. Management Information Systems 5:30-8:OOp.m. Principles of Marketing 5:30-8:O0p.m. Introduction to Education 5:00-7:OOp.m. Personal & Community Health 6:00-8:30p.m. Tennis 5:00-7:30p.m. Swimming 5:00-7:30p.m. Life Fitness Concepts 5:30-7:30p.m. Introduction to Corrections 5:30-8:OOp.m. Instructional Strategies in Family & Consumer Sci. 5:30-8:OOp.m. Art Appreciation English Composition & Comm. I Pre-Calculus II Political Science Seminar Abnormal Psychology Introduction to Sociology Fundamentals of Speech Introduction to Financial Management History & Philosophy of Education Tennis Swimming Aerobics and Slimnastics Life Fitness Concepts Introduction to Weight Training Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration of Law Enforcement Professional Foundation of Family & Consumer Science 5:15-7:45p.m. 6:00-9:00p.m. 5:30-8:OOp.m. 5:00-7:30p.m. 5:30-8:0Op.m. 5:00-8:0Op.m. 5:30-8:0Op.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. 5:30-8:0Op.m. 5:30-7:3Op.m. 5:00-7:30p.m. 5:00-7:30p.m. 5:O0-7:3Op.m. 5:00-7:30p.m. 5:30-8:0Op.m. 5:30-8:0Op.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT COURSES Art Appreciation Computer Applications &Lab World Literature II Fundamentals of Mathematics II Geometry for the Elementary School Teacher African Politics Freshman Seminar. Principles of Learning Tennis Golf Introduction to the Exceptional Child 5:15-7:45p.m. 5:30-8:20p.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. 5:30 5:30 5:30- 8:0Op.m. 7:30p.m. 7:30p.m. 8:00p.m. 7:30p.m. 7:30p.m. 5:30-8:00p.m. FINANCIAL AID MAY BE AVAILABLE ... MAIL THIS COUPON OR CALL (803) 536-7 1 68 FOR MORE INFORMATION. Center for Adult and Continuing Education South Carolina State University 300 College Avenue, N.E. Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117 ..... ....T7TT1 Mf. 'ZJT . m n If I L 1st. II I I I'aVm $13 NAME Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm 534-6834 ADDRESS. CITY STATE. ZIP.

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