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4A FRIDAY, ULY 18, 2003 LOCALSTATE THE TIMES AND DEMOCRAT www.TheTandD.coml William 'Bill' 'Sug' Brown Jr. Funeral services for William "Bill" "Sug" Brown Jr. 76, of 243 Fair St., Orangeburg, will be held at noon Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Andrew Chapel Baptist Church, Orangeburg, with the Rev. Donald E. Greene Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 1 1 a.m. Pallbearers will be grand sons. Mr. Brown died Saturday. He was born Dec. 14, 1926, in Calhoun County, as son of the late Pearline Felder Brown and William Buster Brown Sr. At an early age he attended Brown Chapel AME Church and later joined Andrew Chapel Baptist Church. He received his education in the school system of Cameron. He was a plumber for over 30 years and was employed with Glen Houser and the late Louis Friday. Survivors include his devoted wife, Mrs. Ola Mae Wrein Brown of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Williams Billy (Julie Mae Haigler) Brown of Orangeburg; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Lee (Mary Brown) Felder and Mrs. LeRoy (Rosa Marie Brown) Dash, both of Orangeburg; two brothers, Frank Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla. and Stevie Lean Jenkins of Orangeburg; two sisters, Ms. Mary Thomas Felder and Ms. Veronica Anderson, both of Orangeburg; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence and at Bethea's Funeral Home of Orangeburg. David Benjamin Carter The funeral for David Benjamin Carter, 48, of 436 St. Paul Apartments, Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Glover's Funeral Home Chapel, Orangeburg, with the Rev. William Washington officiating. Burial will be Belleville Memorial Gardens, Orangeburg. Pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Mr. Carter died Wednesday He was born April 11, 1955, in Bamberg County, a son of Ernest Carter Sr. and Sallie Dell Carter. At an early age, he was affiliated with Emanuel AME Church, Cope. He attended the public schools in Orangeburg County. Survivors include his loving mother of the home; his father of Bamberg; two brothers, Ersk-ine and Ernest Carter, both of Orangeburg; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Priscilla Carter of Orangeburg; five nephews, Er-skine Jr., Antonio, Ralph, Christopher and Denzel Carter of Orangeburg; two nieces, Sherry Carter of Columbia and Aquan Carter of Orangeburg; two Uncles, five aunts; and many other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence and at the funeral home. Intracoastal Waterway fills with sediment as funding shrinks MYRTLE BEACH (AP) - Lobbying Congress for more money may be the only option for South Carolina boaters and business owners to keep the Intracoastal Waterway from becoming too shallow. - The survival of the waterway is at risk without additional funding to keep the channel at its proper tatta anil Dcmacrat (USPS 630-240) Published every morning by Lee Publications, Inc., division of Lee Enterprises, 1010 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC. Periodical class postage paid at Orangeburg. S.C. Postmaster Send address changes to The Times and Democrat, P.O. Drawer 1766, Orangeburg, SC. 29116-1766. Leased wire dispatches: The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for reproduction of all the local news printed In this newspaper as well as AP news dispatches. All fights to republication ol other matters herein ' reserved. National advertising representative is Landon Media Group, Inc., Dallas, Texas. No responsibility is assumed by the publisher tor omnaions or errors occurring In advertisements, but correction will be made at no additional cost In the next Issue following, when attention is directed to them. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 Mo. 13WKS. 26 Wks. 62 Wks. $12 95 $38 85 $75.25 $145.59 Dally Only $10.78 $32.34 $6468 $129.36 Sunday Only $5.99 $17.97 $35 94 $7188 BY CARRIER AND MAIL For mail subscribers outside Orangeburg, Calhoun, Bamberg and Dorchester counties, please write or can for rates 803-536-1812. All carriers, dealers and distributors of The Times and Democrat are independent contractors. Advance payments for subscriptions may be made directly to The Timee and Democrat as agent. No responsibility for advance paymenta Is assumed by the newspaper until the money is received at the office. The Times and Democrat ia a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. OBITUARIES Isiah 'Ike' James The funeral for Isiah "Ike" James, 68, of 10410 Old 6 Highway, Vance, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Live Oak AME Church, V?nce, with the Rev. Willie Brown officiating. Burial will.be in the church cemetery. Mr. James died Tuesday. He was born June 17, 1935, in Vance, as son of the late Cor-nelious James and Leola Wright James. He was a member of Live Oak AME Church, where he served on the trustee board and as a steward. He also served in the U.S. Army. He was a counselor with Tn-County Al-cohol Drug Abuse in Orange- burg and Bamberg County and he was also a member ot Eu-tawville Masonic Lodge 402. Survivors include a son, Joseph (Angelia) James of the home; one sister, Albertha (Tommie) Anderson of Eu-tawville; one brother, Walter James of Astoria, N.Y.; two brothers-in-law; eight grandchildren; an uncle; a special friend, Gloria Hall of Eu-tawville; and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence and at Eutawville Community Funeral Home of Eutawville. O.J. Williams Services for Olin J. Williams Sr., 83, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003, in Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Willis-ton, with burial in Springfield Cemetery. Mr. Williams was born in Orangeburg County, a son of the late Darrell and Alphonso Williams Williams. He retired as a construction superintendent from J.F. Cleckley and Company in Orangeburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Springfield. He was predeceased by daughters, Jeanette W. Still and June W. McLain. Survivors include his wife, Melba Cook Williams of the home; daughters, Jean W. Boyne of Columbia and Jane W. Gleaton of Springfield; son, Olin J. "Buddy" Williams Jr. of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. depth, boaters and business owners said Wednesday at a hearing in Charleston. The Army Corps Engineers has said it needs $4.5 million a year to keep the South Carolina section of the waterway at its traditional 12-foot depth, said Rosemary Lynch, executive director of the association. But federal funding for dredging and other maintenance on the waterway is shrinking as commercial traffic dwindles. South Carolina will likely get about $269,000 in this year's federal budget, barely enough to keep the most trouble-prone sections of the route open, Lynch In Loving Memory Of Mrs. Chancy Austin Zqgler Simriu: 551902 Smart: 71619X9 y.t Mother Grandmother It's been 14 yean since you've gone to heaven. A day doesn't go by that you're not thought of. Love and miss you more than words can say. Love, Zcigler, Tillcy, Ptlzer And Smith Families I' V Beverlee Nichole Vallentine Funeral services for Beverlee Nichole Vallentine, 11, of 201 Cemetery Drive, Branchville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Branchville Baptist Church, Branchville, with the Rev. Richard Porter, the Rev. Tommy Pearson and the Rev. Scott Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Ott Ceme tery, Branchville. Pallbeares will be Jeff Valen tine, J.O Valentine, Terry McAl- hany, Chris M c G e e Mark John son, Linard Kemmerlin and T.C. Sanford. ihe cas ket will be placed in Miss Vallentine the church at 10 a.m. Miss Vallentine died Tuesday. She was born June 18, 1992, in Orangeburg, a daughter of Ernest Scott Vallentine and Toni Pierson Vallentine. She was a member of Branchville Baptist Church. She attended Lockett Elementary School in Branchville, where she was an honor student and a member of the Junior Beta Club. She previ ously attended Westview tie- mentary School in Limestone, Tenn. Survivors include her mother of Orangeburg; her father of Branchville; a brother, Ernest Patrick Vallentine of Branchville; paternal grandpar ents, Barbara and Ernest Beverly Vallentine, both of Branchville; maternal grandparents, Janice Goodman of Orangeburg and John Pierson of Johnson City, Tenn.; numerous uncles; numerous aunts; step-grandfather, Eugene Kemmerlin of Orangeburg; and two special friends, Jennifer Lambert and Tony Martynuik. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson Funeral Home of Orangeburg. Friends may call at the residence and the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Farmers and Merchants Bank of SC, P.O. Box 8, Branchville, SC 29432. (In memory of Beverlee Vallentine for her brother Patrick Vallentine.) ; . ." Deadlines Deadlines for submission of obituaries will be 6 p.m. daily, although funeral directors are encouraged to submit between noon and 4 p.m. daily. Confirmation calls should be made between 4 and 6 p.m. to 803- 534-1060. Inquiries Inquiries for Cards of Thanks and In Memoriams should be made to the advertising department at 536-4607. Online Obituaries can be read on line at www.TheTandD.com. said at the hearing conducted by the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association and the Boat Owners Association of the United States. "This waterway won't stay open without federal funds," Benjamin "Bos" Smith, operations manager for Yonges Island-based Stevens Towing Co. Inc. "If Congress doesn't hear anything from us, we won't have a waterway." Without more support, the waterway probably will go from its depth of 10 feet to 6 feet or less within a few years as it fills with silt from eroding banks and sand bars at its ocean inlets, Smith said. Memoriam In Loving Memory Of Theodore "Chicken" Jamison who departed this life on July 18, 2001. Gone but not forgotten. dry; Sadly Missed by Wife; Joyce, Daughter; Michelle, Sons; Theodore Jr. and Obie, Grands, Other Relatives & Friends v c. a m Plan to close N-waste tanks at SRS stopped The Associated Press COLUMBIA - Work has stopped on closing two high-level nuclear waste tanks at the Savannah River Site following a federal judge's ruling earlier this month. A federal judge in Washington state ruled earlier this month that the department violated the law when it granted itself the authority to reclassify some of the millions of gallons of hazardous, highly radioactive wastes stored in tanks in South Carolina, Washington and Idaho. The judge overturned a regulation the Energy Department claimed allowed it to reclassify highly radioactive waste so it would not have to be permanently removed. "We're still trying to figure out everything that the ruling impacts," Department of Energy spokesman Jim Giusti, who works out of the SRS office near Aiken, said Thursday. At SRS there are 37 million gallons of high-level waste in 49 tanks. The site has already closed two tanks with some waste left in the tanks, but halted work on two tanks they were planning to close, Giusti said. SRS had developed an aggressive accelerated plan to reduce the cost of cleanup by $12 billion and shorten the schedule by 20 years. "The ruling has really thrown the accelerated plans at SRS in disarray," Giusti said. Man enters home, robs owner at knifepoint T&D Staff Report A Campus Drive man called the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office after a man armed with a knife entered his residence and robbed him of a wallet Wednesday afternoon. The victim, 49, was asleep around 3:30 p.m. when a man with a white towel around his head reportedly entered the victim's home through an unlocked door. The victim could give no additional description of the suspect. The suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim's wallet. The victim said he gave the robber the wallet without hesitation and the suspect fled the residence. Reports indicated the victim's wallet contained $20. In other news from the OC-SO: An 18-year-old Winning-ham Road woman told deputies she had been beaten and held Orangeburg County building permits The following building permits were issued from july 1 0-1 7. Sabra Till, residential additions. Edward P. Farr, electrical permit Horace Williams, electrical permit. Paragon Builders, single family residence. Marion Welfare, electrical permit. Antonio Felder, single family residence. Annie WashingtonHelen Washington, residential renovations. Whitehouse Methodist Church, electrical permit. Man trades possible death sentence for life, no parole CONWAY (AP) - A man accused of beating and strangling a Myrtle Beach woman more than a decade ago has agreed to a sentence of life without parole so he could avoid a possible return to death row. A jury in 1991 sentenced James Bernard Whipple to death for the killing of Heather Stigliano, but a judge overturned the sentence seven years later, ruling Whipple didn't rape his victim. Prosecutors could have gone after the death penalty again with a different aggravating circumstance, but agreed to the plea because if a jury has sentenced Whipple to life in prison, he could have In Loving Memory Of Charlotte A. Riley ) Sunrise . Sunset i 42859 f 71701 Who departed this life 2 years ago today. Ann, Not a day goes by, we don't think of you. Not a day goes by, we don't wist, you were here but God loves you best & The Almighty is above all the rest!! Gone but never forgotten! Sadly Missed By, Sisters & Brothers Children Rashad & Quentrlss The Riley Family 1 F to other assignments, Giusti said. decades to finish spokesman Rick The agency's open and have which converts tanks into glass as 6,000 logs for handled in that 120,000 glass two Savannah crete. to slow down the pace. POLICE REPORT against her will in her boyfriend's home for about a week. The woman said her 43-year-old boyfriend punched her in the face three weeks ago because he thought she was having an affair with his brother. The victim said the man took her to his residence against her will and would not allow her to leave until her injuries healed. The victim told the reporting deputy she managed to get out of the residence. The victim had no visible injuries at the time of the report, but her mother told deputies she saw bruises on her daughter recently. The case remains under investigation. A Kips Lane man told deputies someone removed a $1,000 red and white Honda FOR THE RECORD Troy jones, electrical permit. Helen Washington, electrical permit. ... Michael and Wendy Carter, double wide mobile home. Annette Dubose, residential renovations. Christopher Mack, residential renovations. Michelle L. Hayward, double wide mobile home. Mary and Isaiah Glover Sr., single wide mobile home. Robert C. Johnson, electrical permit. Mary Hewitt, electrical permit. Betty Noonan, residential additions. ; Cornerstone Community been eligible for said. sentenced to death again if he went before a ury. with a lamp and cord and stuck a her apartment. In a tearful Whipple said, "l feel horrible for pain l ve caused S.C. Marines year's Japan MARINE CORPS AIR STATION from Fighter Attack Squadron 122 returned Thursday after a yearlong deployment In Japan. The first contingent of Fighter Attack Squadron 122, known as the rusaaers, arrived on a commercial passenger jet from Iwakuni, Japan. Base spokesman Cant. Donald Caetano said the erouo was com posed of "wrench-turners, the mechanics, the support personnel." Thd remainder of the unit is expected uays. "They've been gone for a year and they're anxious to get home Their families are anxious to see them," Caetano said. The unit and Its FA-18 Hornet naa Deen scneouiea as a six-montn deployment, but ongoing con cems over North Korea's nuclear program extended their stav. Another unit from Beaufort, Marine Attack Squadron 224, tooM Squadron 122's place In Japan over the weekend, paving the way foj ine in squaoron s return, caetano Workers trying to close the high-level waste tanks at the former nuclear weapons complex have shifted The government hasn't figured the potential cosl and delays of cleanup "but we're probably talking about additional billions of dollars and additional the cleanup," Energy Departmeni Ford said. lawyers are "keeping their options not yet decided whether to appeal, said Energy Department spokesman Joe Davis in Washington, D.C. The Defense Waste Processing Facility at SRS, the most dangerous contents of the logs, is scheduled to make as manj eventual storage at Yucca Mountain, Nev. If the entire contents of the tanks have to ba fashion, Ford said it could mean logs and the possible construction ol an additional processing facility. Geoffrey Fettus, an attorney for the Natural Re sources Defense Council, which sued the DOE, said the council is examining its options concerning the River tanks already filled with con "For (the Energy Department) to say this is going cleanup is ridiculous, Fettus said "The law says get all the waste out of the tanks. Wa think this goes to the completeness of cleanup, nol XR80 dirt bike from his proper ty on either Tuesday or Wednesday. A Woodrow Street residenl reported someone removed a $9,000 burgundy Cadillac E Dorado from her residence around 11 p.m. Wednesday. A Eutawville man reported Wednesday that a family mem ber had stolen items valued at approximately $3,500 from hi: house at Lambright Court. The victim's residence sustained apl proximately $6,000 in damage The victim told deputies the problem has been going on foi a year. He indicated this particu lar incident may have occurred as early as May of this year. A Tecza Drive resident said an unknown individual broke into her residence late Wednes day morning or early afternoon and stole $1,785 worth of items, including a television, videq game system, two rifles and three shotguns. The burglan caused $100 in damage. Church, church building additions Jacob C. and Mary S. Garrick, residential storage building. McKeowen Farms, gas permit, Thomas Dibble Smoak Sr., sin gle wide mobile home. Denise Mays, single wide mo bile home. Samaria Baptist Church, electri cal permit. Jimmy Jennings, residential ren ovations. Annie WashingtonRetha Wash ington, electrical permit. James Burk, residential addi tions. Jay O. Spateholts, double wide mobile home. Benjamin Johnson, gas permit. parole, prosecutor Greg Hembred Whipple's lawyer Ian Maguire said his client toolj the plea because research found he would likely bd Whipple stabbed Stigliano, beat her in the head an iron, strangled her with a lamp dish towel stuck in her mouth In statement to her family Wednesday deserve the punishment I get, and what I've done. I'm sorry for all thd you and your family. return after deployment BEAUFORT (AP) - Some 80 Marine: to return to Beaufort in the comina jets departed In July 2002 for whad saiu.

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