The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on January 30, 1990 · 38
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ft I! ft K t-r' i- - if ft 4. VS flit Atlanta Imirnal AND iii Garvey paternity suit to '-"' ...... ; - tried . nr. ,i in state, Continued from Ql s-Georgia approximately 50 times ; auk, iz. laoo, ana inose aaies, 1 ' - J I AAI 1 II J ; i ; most of which involved sexual en-f " counters, could have been consid-( Cv- ere "negotiations" leading to V . marriage. Paniel Reinnarat, Mr. uar-vey'slawyer, said Ms. Menden-hall' breach of promise action doei hot belong in Georgia courts because she accepted Mr. Gar-veyV marriage proposal in California. ;:Mr. Reinhardt, who maintained that Georgia's paternity la js applicable only if the child is conceived in this state, said he would appeal. Judge Sears-Col-Uni ' said she would welcome an appeal because Georgia case law . .. .. 11. . ISnruncy on me question ui jurisdiction. V jurisdic IT .-.''It nart in , i"lt was negotiated in targe oart in Georgia because that's where the wooing and bedding tbofc ftlace," the judge said. She alsq noted that while birth con- Priest accused of abusing four altar boys is arrested .Continued from Dl and-Other ailments, officials said. He disappeared about the time he was indicted. ; ' ,:; ."Although Interpol, the international police agency, has had a warrant for the fugitive's arrest shiqe late April 1988, he was able to get a job as a nurse in the hospital; said J. Tom Morgan, an assistant DeKalb district attorney. "However, "You could do the same thing here,". Mr. Morgan said.-Record checks are not commonly run by prospective employer?, he said. '-' The Rev. Mowat is accused of sexually molesting four boys . . aged 12 to 14 while serving as an assistant pastor at the Moun-tainview Drive church. In each . case, the boy had spent the night in the Rev. Mowat's suite at the rectory. . ('After parents voiced their suspicions to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, the church failed to report the allegations to the police and sent the priest back to England. Six at Journal-Constitution win Black Journalists awards Staff writers and photographers for The Atlanta Journal-' Constitution have won seven ,irst places in print categories ;of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Awards. . Keith L Thomas was a double; winner. He captured first 'rn features for his February Vi989 article "Street mentality: Homelessness is a matter of "mind in body." He also won in feature series for his October ; 1988 two-parter "Manic depression: The highest high, the low-' est low." t' ; Alma E. Hill won in breaking news for 1989 articles v about a carpenter sentenced to two years in prison under " Georgia's 156-year-old sodomy ;; statute for having oral sex with t his wife, then freed after serving 19 months. - '.Atlanta Journal Editorial ' Associate Jeff Dickerson won in editorial for his April 1989 column ."Self-respect, the Violent storms By Ben Smith III Staff writer . Violent storms ripped through several Georgia communities Monday, damaging buildings and injuring at least 10 people, offi- clals said. Seven people were taken to two; Richmond County hospitals after tornado-force winds tipped over or blew apart seven trailer homes between Blythe and Heph-zjbah around 6:10 p.m. f ;. ' , '' Five victims, including three children, were listed in good or fair condition at the Medical College" of Georgia hospital. Two teenage boys were treated at University Hospital in Augusta and released. ; ,i . !', Witnesses described the storm as ;a tornado, but National Weather Service officials said it may have been a very powerful thunderstorm. ' 1"A thunderstorm with a down- draft can produce winds with the same. force as a tornado," said Gregjlanson, a Nfio Weather CONSTITUTION TUES., JANUARY judge rules trol was practiced by Ms. Men-denhall during Mr. Garvey's visits to Georgia, "he knew pregnancy could have occurred" with each sexual encounter. : In her suit, Ms. Mendenhall, . an editor with Cable News Network, said she went so far as to , schedule an April 1, 1989, wedding at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Sandy Springs. Among the damages she is seeking is reimbursement for the wedding gown she never got to wear. The suit portrays Mr. Garvey, whose reputation in professional baseball earned him the nickname "Mr. Clean," as a juggler of relationships with several women, while he maintained to Ms. Mendenhall that he was seeing no .one but her. . .;, ' - Mr. Garvey has admitted the Eossibility that he impregnated oth Ms. Mendenhall and a San Diego woman, but has said that "in both cases, I was led to believe that I wasn't responsible for ; birth control." In an out-of-court settlement last April to 'a lawsuit filed by three of the boys' families, the Archdiocese of Atlanta agreed to pay them at least $358,000. Mr. Wilson said the alleged victims' families were "delighted" by news of the arrest "They've been very supportive of our effort," he said. . The arrest gives prosecutors "an opportunity to bring this to an end," he said. "It's very difficult for anybody to run and hide forever." The Rev. Mowat was being held without bond Monday at Pentonsville prison, Mr. Wilson said. Although no official indication, has been given, he said, there is some possibility he will waive extradition, he said. Extradition papers are on their way to the Justice Department for relay to British authorities. Mr. Wilson said he believes the Rev. Mowat was located in a "reasonable amount of time, con sidering he was . out of the country." scarcest of ghetto commodities." Bernadette Burden won in public affairs for her March 1989 article on Black Teen Advancement an organization of high school students cooperating to reduce violence in school rivalries. Terence Moore captured first place in sports for his August 1989 article "Baseball and Religion," about charismatic ballplayers and their sometimes annoying behavior around teammates. Photographer Renee Han-nans won first place in photojournalism for a package of photos including the aftermath of the slaying of 12-year-old Bricola Coleman in a drug-ridden housing complex. The honorees received their awards at a dinner Saturday night The contest was for material published between Sept 15, 1988, and Sept 15, 1989. hurt 10 in state Service meteorologist Three workers at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins were hurt when winds toppled an aircraft hangar and sent steel truck around 3:20 p mt Tney were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals and released. The men, employees of R.D, Smith Construction Co. of Griffin, were working on the frame of $12 million C-130 aircraft hangar. The structural steel beams col lapsed under winds reaching . about 35 mph, base spokesman uaie unnicman saia. 1 The weather service said low-pressure system moving In from Alabama caused the heavy rains and thunderstorms as pushed across Georgia and into South Carolina. Earlier, storms caused by the front overturned barn In Dougherty County and dumped golfball-slzed hail on Co lumbia County, The Associated Press contrib- ' uted to this report j 30. 1990. Cbitusries Mr. Bob Van Camp, 73, radioi TV personality, ! organist at Fox Theatre Mr. Bob Van Camp of Atlanta, , a former WSB Radio and WSB-TV , personality and the staff organist ' at the Fox Theatre for many years, died Friday of pneumonia at Northside Hospital. He was 73. Funeral arrangements are . pending. Mr. Van Camp worked at WSB radio from July 14, 1947, until his retirement Feb. 1, 1974. He had served as chief announcer, music director ana host of the "Morning Mer-ry-Go-Round" show., . 4 He ' played . the ;, giant Moller theater organ at the Fox from 1963 until 1QR7 Af. ter retiring Bob Van Camp from WSB, he was an office manager and salesman at Allen Organ Studios. Robert C Van Camp was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Scranton, Pa. He graduated from Duke Uni versity and had worked for radio stations in Scranton and Raleigh N.C. He was an officer in the Army Air Forces during World War II, serving at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, at the same time as Elmo Ellis, the retired vice presi dent and general manager of. WSB Radio. Mr. Ellis said Monday he rec ommended that Mr. Van Camp be hired as an announcer at WSB after the war. " "He was an on-air personality at WSB and did the morning show," Mr. Ellis said. "He was an accomplished musician a pianist and organist. It was rare when an announcer actually used live musical introductions leading into commercials and musical parts of the program." Mr. Van Camp played tunes on the organ for WSB radio's "It Pays to Listen," a quiz show that paid participants a dollar: for identifying a song. He appeared on an early , WSB-TV show, "Strictly for the Girls." Joe Patten of Atlanta, an old friend of Mr. Van Camp and a founding member of Atlanta Landmarks Inc., which owns the Fox Theatre, said, "Bob Van Camp was one of the most talented persons I ever met As the staff organist at the Fox Theatre, he played two or three times a day on weekends for motion picture presentations, and he played for sing-alongs and small concerts." Mr. Patten recalled working as the engineer while Mr. Van Camp played the organ and recorded "Here With the Wind" at the Fox Theatre around 1965. He Said that recording has become "a collector's item." , Mr. Van Camp was master of ceremonies for the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coleman, and was the narrator for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Rich's , for many years. In a story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1983, Mr. Van' Camp said, his love of theater organs began in his childhood. . "I'd go to the movies every Saturday," he said. "I never looked at the screen. 1 only looked at the organist Then one day she noticed me and said, 'Little boy, would you like to come . and stand beside me?' " Mr. Van Camp was a member of the board of trustees of Atlanta Landmarks Inc., the American' Theater Organ Society and the American Guild of Organists. ' Surviving is his mother, Cora Van Camp of Scranton. Mr. Francis X.Qulnn ,' Electronics engineer Mr. Francis X. Quinn of Marietta, a retired electronics engineer for the Air Force and Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Inc.. died In his sleep Friday at bis home. He was 74. The body was donated to the Emory University School of Medicine for research. The memorial . service will be at 11 a.m. Satur-" day at Holy Family Catholic Church in Marietta. He was a native of Baltimore, Md and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Surviving are his wife, Anne Cavanaugh Quinn; five sons , Michael F.X. Quinn of Atlanta, Jerry F.X. Quinn and Daniel F.X. Quinn of Marietta, Thomas FX Quinn of Long Beach, Calif., and Kevin F.X Quinn of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Patricia Q. Tardif of Orange, Calif., and Diane Q. Kent of Laguna Beach, Calif.; four sisters, Bernardino S. Quinn of Westmont, N J., Madeline Kelly of Bensalen, Pa., Jacqueline Quinn of Mount Laurel, NJ., and Patricia Simmons of Sarasota, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. , r is1 J Mrs. Annie Belle Truitt, a community leader in Lynnwood Park, at 105 ' Mrs. Annie Belle K. Truitt, a longtime leader in the Lynwood Park community of Atlanta, died of heart failure Thursday at St Joseph's Hospital She was 105. . The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at China Grove Missionary First Baptist Church in Atlanta with burial at Washington Memorial Gardens in Decatur. x : Mrs. Truitt had been a Lyn-wood Park community activist for many years, and she was an organizer of the -NAACP chapter in DeKalb County. She did volunteer work at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Decatur and was a former president of the Lynwood School PTA. X : . She had been a member of the China Grove Missionary First Baptist Church for more than 60 years. ;.- ..n.;,.. Annie Belle Kellum Truitt was born Feb. 221884, in Troup County, Ga. Her husband, George W. Truitt Sr., a farmer and well- digger, died in 1966. - The couple had eight children. Surviving are three sons, George S. Truitt of Decatur, John Truitt of Scotdale and Roosevelt Truitt of Decatur; 43 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. Mr.RobertJ.Swiatekl : School music director , , Mr. Robert J. Swiatek of Marietta, retired music director for the Cobb County school system, died Saturday of an aneurysm at Piedmont Hospital. He was 64. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. today at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Marietta with burial at Kennesaw Memorial Park. A native of Chicago, he attend-, ed DePaul University and Van-1 . dercook School of Music. He was ' an Army Air Forces veteran of World War IL Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Swiatek; a son, Anthony Swia-' tek of Huntsville, Ala.; four, daughters, Kathryn Swiatek, Jac-quelyn Hornsby and Lou Ann Shearer of Marietta, and Vivian Swiatek of Atlanta; two sisters, Natalie Havluj of Ladysmith, Wis., and Helen Krause of Chicago; a brother, Chester Swiatek of Salem, Wis.; and seven grandchildren.' . ' Mr. James L Childers Sr. 7 . ; Retired Atlanta fireman - Mr. James L. Childers Sr. of Atlanta, a retired Atlanta fireman, died Monday of cancer at Our Lady of Perpetual - Help Home. He was 83. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Patterson's Spring Hill Funeral Home with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Birdie Mae Childers; three sons, James L Childers Jr. of Norcross, Gene E. Childers of Marietta and Cal- vin H. Childers of Atlanta; a daughter, Beverly C. Nash of Mableton; three sisters, Ethel Armstrong, Elizabeth Benton and Gertrude Pair, all of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Coldie Brock Retired Air Force sergeant ' Mr. Goldie Brock of Marietta, a retired Air Force master sergeant died Sunday of pneumonia at Kennestone Hospital. He was 70. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta, and burial with full military honors will be at Kennesaw Memorial Park. He served 25 years in the Air Force and was a veteran of World War II. He later worked as an inspector at Lockheed-Georgia Co. Surviving are his wife, Agnes Mary Brock, and a sister, Ida . Rena Griffith of Signal Mountain, Tenn. , , DEATHS ELSEWHERE h. Mr. Blair Bollea Journalist and author TOLEDO, Ohio - Mr. Blair Bolles, 78, who wrote four books, including one about the reconstruction of Europe after World War II, died Friday at his Bethes-da, Md., home. His book, "The Big Change," based on his reporting for The Blade of Toledo from 1953 to 1956, argued that Europe's old class structure would give way to a more consumer-oriented, Americanized society. Mr. Bolles wrote three other books, "Tyrant from Illinois," "How to Get Rich In Washington" and "Men of Good Intentions." j. 1 i Dr. Henry G. Stelling Sr. was retired physician and WWII Army veteran Dr. Henry G.' Stelling Sr. of Atlanta, a retired physician and ah Army veteran of World War II, died Monday of pneumonia at his home. He was 82. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Patterson's Oglethorpe Hill Funeral Home with burial at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, Ga. . Dr. Stelling was a general practitioner and a surgeon in the Buckhead area of Atlanta from 1945 until he became ill and retired in 1971. v Henry George Stelling was born Feb. 18, 1907, in Augusta, Ga., the son of Henry Bredenberg Stelling and Emmie Heinz Stelling. He graduated from the University of Georgia and received a master's degree in public health from the Medical College of Geor-, gia. In 1940, he received an M.D. .. . degree from that school. He interned at the University Hospital in Augusta and did his residency at Piedmont Hospital. During World War II, Dr. ' Stelling was in the Army medical corps and served with Merrill's Marauders in the China-India-Burma Theater. He was on the staff of Piedmont Hospital and was a member of the local, state and American medical associations. He was a member of Westminster Presby-. terian Church, Buckhead Rotary Club, Atlanta Power Squadron and the American Legion. Dr. Stelling received the Silver Beaver Award for his many years of volunteer work with the Boy Scouts in Atlanta. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Russell Stelling; two daughters, Nancy S. Estes of Greens-boro, N.C, and Sara S. Jones of Tucker; and seven grandchildren. ; In lieu of flowers, the family requested that contributions be ' made to the Alzheimer's Associa-' tion or the National Audubon , Society. ; Mr.JohnCHollinggworth Retired Army sergeant . Mr. John C. Hollingsworth of Doraville, a retired Army master sergeant and former owner of a . McDonald's restaurant in Atlanta, died in his sleep Monday at his home. He was 68. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home in Norcross with burial at Peachtree Memorial Park. . Mr. Hollingsworth, a native of Georgetown, Ga., was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War -:- Surviving are his wife, Maria Hollingsworth; a stepson, Mike Johnstad of Atlanta; a stepdaughter, Darlene Rhyne of Duluth; two brothers, Cecil Hollingsworth of Cleveland, Ga., and George Hollingsworth of Gainesville,. Ga.; four sisters, Maude Madrid of Abbeville, Ala., Mary Jellison of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dolly Hall of Columbus, Ga., and Renda Gilbert of Eufaula, Ala.; and one grandchild. : - . Mrs. Virginia B. Dimming . Homemaker AUGUSTA - Mrs. Virginia B. Cumming of Augusta, a homemaker, died Sunday of cancer at her home. She was 88. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Summerville cemetery in Augusta. Surviving are a son, Joseph B. Cumming Jr. of Carrollton; two daughters, Neville Riley of San Diego and Nancy C. Connolly of Augusta; a brother, Harry P, Burum of Walnut Creek, Calif.; a sister, Eugene McGowan of Augusta; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rosa B. Pendergrass Homemaker . . Mrs. Rosa Lee B. Pendergrass of Fairburn, a homemaker, died Saturday of cardiac arrest at South Fulton Hospital. She was 68. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fairburn with burial at Shadowlawn Cemetery In LaGrange. Surviving are her. husband, William Pendergrass; four sons,. David Pendergrass of Palmetto, Stanley Pendergrass of Franklin, Ga., William Pendergrass of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rudy Pender-. grass of Phenix City, Ala.; six daughters, Christine Newsome of Franklin, Ga., Edna Pattie of Douglasville, Pearl Stone of Sail-na. Kan.. Sharon Nally of Palmet to, Linda Sharer of Douglasville, and Fay Smith of Sharpsburg, Ga.; two sisters, Alice Mae King ana Zadle Todd of LaGrange; 36 grandchildren; and 15 greatgrandchildren. Mr. Billie Scott ; Retired lithographer - ' TALLADEGA, Ala." i Mr. Billie Scott of Talladega, a former! Atlantan and a retired lithogra-, pher, died Sunday of heart fail--ure at a nursing home. He was 68." The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. CST Wednesday at Ridout'S; Valley Chapel in Birmingham,-Ala., and the graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST at Restha-: ven Cemetery in Decatur, Ga. ; He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War, II who. served in India. 1 r , ' ; Surviving are four brothers, Carl Scott of Decatur, Fred Scott of Deland, Fla., Roy Scott of Cull-' man, Ala., and Earl Scott of Simp-, sonville, S.C.; and three sistersv Mae Bradshaw of Birmingham, Elizabeth Porter of Atlanta and. Helen Horn of Talladega. : " fi : Mrs. Clara B. Karr Homemaker ' ' Mrs. Clara B. Karr of Mableton, a homemaker, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at her, home. She was 77. ' : f The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at White Columns Chapel in Mableton With burial at Crest Lawn Memorial Park. ; Surviving are her daughter, Esther Johnson of Mableton; two .sisters, Reba Pugh of Smyrna and Lois Stokes of Stockbridge; two .. grandchildren; and two great- g grandchildren. v - Mr. Guy D. Green -Retired fireman, pro pitcher Mr. Guy D. Green of Atlanta, a retired Atlanta fireman and former Detroit Tigers pitcher, died Sunday at South Fulton Hospital. lt He was 85. . , .. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Westview Cemetery. Mr. Green was an Atlanta fire- man for about 40 years. He was a " former pitcher in the Southern Association who pitched for the Detroit Tigers before injuring his arm. Later, he. coached several years for the Atlanta Crackers. . . ' Surviving are two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ' Mr. Rudolph COsley , V . V,' Truck driver , ' - NEWELL, Ala. - Mr. Rudolph 0 C. Osley of Newell, a truck driver for the Southwire Co., died Sunday of an apparent heart attack at. his home. He was 64. , , - . The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Herschel McDaniel's Chapel with burial at College Park Cemetery. , 1 ' ' . , Surviving are his wife, Ruby London Osley; three stepsons, Leonard T. Graham of Lavonia, Ga.. Frank Graham of Blue Ridge, Ga., and Lynn Graham of Douglas- -: ville; a stepdaughter, Jean Green of Marietta; ' and . five grandchildren. 1 Funeral Notices BAINES Wendy Jacquiline Baines, 77 of Flowery Branch, died Saturday, January 27, 1990. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baines, Duluth; grandmother, Mrs. E.A. Simpson, Gloucestershire, England; her sisters, Rosemary Williams, Lawrenceville; Heather King, Alpharetta; one brother, Andrew Michael Baines, Flowery Branch, two nieces, one nephew. Funeral services for Ms. Wendy Baines will be conducted Wednesday, January 31. 1990 at 11 a m. at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park Cemetery, Norcross. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel. In charge of arrangements, 476-2535. BARNES ' Mrs. Elizabeth Englert Barnes, age 41, of Ros-well, died January 29, 1990. Surviving are her husband, Mr. Rigsby B. Barnes, of Roswell; daughters. Miss Kelli Lynn Barnes. Roswell; Miss Christina Marie Barnes, Roswell; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Englert, Manches- ... ter, NX; sister, Mrs. Jeanne Fischette, Far- , mington, N.Y.; brother, Mr. James Englert, ' Rochester, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday. January 31, 1990 at 3 p m. in The Mansell Road Chapel of The Roswell Funeral Home. Dr. Warren Latham . officiating. Interment, Green lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to The American Cancer Society, North Fulton Unit, P.O. Box 734. Roswell. Ga. 30077. Family '" will receive friends on Tuesday, January 30 i from 7 until 9 p.m. at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Rd. BARRON : , Mrs. Kathleen' McCroan Barron, Decatur, died January 29, 1990. Mrs. Barron was member of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, Emory Women's Club, and I member of Emory Medical Library Association. She Is survived by her son, Mr, Michael E. Barron, Decatur; sis-' " ters in-law, Mrs. Penelope McCroan, Atlanta; u ' Miss Ruth Barron, College Park, several nieces nd nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the ' chapel of AS. Turner A Sons. Dr. Tom Shores will officiate, interment, Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at A.S. Turner I Sons. ' ' BERRY c Mrs. Pearl Chesnut Berry of Dunwoody, died January 29. 1990. Surviving are her husband, 9 , Mr. Frank L. Bern. Dunwoody; daughter, Mrs. Cheryl (James) Guynn, Aiken, S.C.; granddaughters, Miss Melissa Jane Guynn, and Miss Mary Olivia Guynn, both of Aiken; sisters, Mrs. Margarets (Jess) Bowen, Waverly, Tenn.; Mrs. ' Marian (Wilton) McCullert, Atlanta; cousin, . Cojritlnuad on PagD7 3 'J

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