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:i C4 Friday, April 17, 1992 LOCAL NEWS The Atlanta Journal The Atlanta Constitution ! 'I 'il h OBITUARIES More obituaries, Page C6 Dr. B. Lester Harbin Sr., 84, general surgeon Rome, Ga. A memorial service for Dr. B. Lester Harbin Sr. of Rome, a general surgeon, will be at 3 p.m. today at First "Baptist Church here after a pri- vate burial at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. ;, -. Dr. Harbin, 84, died Wednesday at his home. " He was a general surgeon at Rome's Harbin Clinic, which his ; father and an uncle founded. Dr. Harbin also was medical direc- - tor of a Floyd County Tumor ". Clinic, which he organized to treat and prevent cancer. He re-' tired in 1987. : :. Bannester Lester Harbin was .M born Dec. 4, 1907, in Rome. He graduated from Emory University and Columbia University Medical School and began medi- cal practice here in 1933. He : served in the Army Medical - Corps in France in World War II. ;3 ; He was a fellow of the Ameri- can College of Surgeons, a for- nier president of a Floyd County . chapter of the American Cancer v: Sbciety and a former trustee of t Shorter College. Surviving are his wife, Jane , Goodwin Harbin; two sons, Ban- - n'ester L. Harbin Jr. and Buford v G. Harbin, both of Rome; three daughters, Helen Keaten of Atlanta, Lucy Raine of Lexington,' Ky., and Laura Davis of Rome;! two brothers, Dr. William P.' Harbin and Dr. Thomas S. Harbin, both of Rome; a sister, Mary Gilbert of Rome; and 13 grandchildren. Mr. Thomas S. Dean, 86, retired druggist h r" Douglas The graveside service for Mr. Thomas S. Deen of Douglas, a retired druggist and former president of the "Georgia Pharmaceutical Association, was Thursday at Douglas Cemetery. , Mr. Deen, 86, died Tuesday at Summer's Landing retirement home. '"' He owned Union Pharmacy until retiring in 1971 and served as president of the state pharmaceutical association in 1942-44. Thomas Sheldon Deen was born March 20, 1906, in Douglas. He attended Gordon Military Col--lege and the University of Georgia, and graduated from a pharmacy school in Macon. Mr. Deen was a former president of Douglas Federal Savings and Loan. Surviving are two daughters, Helen Gardner of Thomasville and Mary Oliver Brice of Douglas; two sisters, Ethel Deane of Winter Park, Fla., and Carolyn Valentine of Douglas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. . Mrs. Geraldine M. Slagle , Homemaker '.". to. The funeral for Mrs. Geral-!dine Mays Slagle of Marietta, a I;fiomemaker, will be at 11 a.m. to--:day at Patterson's Canton Hill ; .Funeral Home, with burial at Ar-I;Bngton Memorial Park. Mrs. Slagle, 61, died Wednesday at Piedmont Hospital from complications of Lou Gherig's X disease. X Surviving are her husband, ; I Mack C. Slagle; two sons, Clayton ;C. Slagle of Marietta and Capt. J: Adam C. Slagle of Minot Air X Force Base, N.D.; her mother, X Edith Foshee Mays of Greene-' - Iville, Tenn.; two sisters, Emily I-' Hale and Alice Marshall, both of X Johnson City; and a grandchild. Mr. Albert S. Mosely Sr. Civil engineer ; Mr. Albert S. Mosely Sr. of Dunwoody, a retired civil engi-"peer with the Georgia Depart-Iment of Transportation, died of aplastic anemia Thursday at St. ; Joseph's Hospital. He was 64. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Patterson's Oglethorpe Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pine For- 'est Cemetery in Homerville, Ga. " Surviving are his wife, Lydia . Kirkland Mosely; a son, Albert S. ; Mosely Jr. of Miami; two daughters, D. Carol Mosely of Athens and Laura Hill of Ac worth; three brothers, S. Charles Mosely of Tulsa, Joseph L. Mosely of Twin City, Ga., and Archie Mosely of Atlanta; and two sisters, Mary Alice Lee of Homerville and Margaret Crawford of College Park. ,j Basketball benefit to help boost boys club By Pat Burson STAFF WRITER Four years ago, Jermaine King was dealing drugs and running with gangs in his hometown of San Francisco. Now, the 20-year-old is a junior majoring in psychology at Morris Brown College who credits the founders of the Omega Boys Club, a California youth organization, with moving him off a dead-end street. "During my high school years, I never thought I'd make it to college," he said. "I didn't think I would live that long." On Saturday, rap musicians and television stars will take on Atlanta University Center college students during a celebrity basketball game at Morris Brown College to raise scholarship money for the Omega Boys Club of. San Francisco and Oakland, j Rapper Tone Loc, Rocky Carroll from the television sitcom "Roc" and actresssinger Tisha Campbell from the "House Party" movies are among celebrity guests who will be playing in the game at 2 p.m. in the John L Lewis Gymnasium. The club, for boys and girls ages 11 to 18, opened five years ago in the Bay area. Most of the club's ISO members live in public housing, and many have been involved with drugs and gang violence, said co-founder Joseph E. Marshall Jr. Mr. Marshall and his partner, Jack Jacqua, said they try to stress academic achievement and staying away from drugs. "We specialize in the gang-banging, drug-selling kid," said Mr. Marshall, Six of the first eight club members to go to college selected Morris Brown. "We now have 18 at Morris Brown and two at Clark-Atlanta University. So, fittingly, the game is going to be played at Morris Brown," he said. Jennifer Walker, 19, an Omega Boys Club member and a Morris Brown sophomore, said she thinks Atlanta youngsters could benefit if a branch of the club opened here. "Before I came here people said Atlanta was slow,"- she said. "But it seems like it's catching up with the drugs and the violence, so they really need something here to educate the brothers and sisters." Tickets for Saturday's game are $9 at the door and may be purchased at the business office at Morehouse College, and at the student activities office at Morris Brown and Clark-Atlanta University. Incumbents fatten campaign accounts in U.S. House races Reports show heavy spending By Bill Rankin STAFF WRITER With one notable exception, fund-raising for congressional campaigns during the first quarter of 1992 adhered to a long-held adage: Incumbency hath its privileges. Except for U.S. Rep. Ben Jones, who is seeking election in the 10th Congressional District, the six incumbents seeking a return trip to their seats in Washington have loaded their campaign chests. And Reps. John Lewis and Roy Rowland have no announced opposition. According to financial-disclosure reports filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, candidates also began spending large chunks of money. With an anti-incumbency mood sweeping the country and four open House seats up for grabs, campaigns are expected to be costly and hotly contested. All told, 31 candidates reported they had raised more than $1.1 million and spent more than $625,000 on their campaigns during the first three months of this year. Reports for 14 other candidates were not available or did not have to be filed. Rep. Buddy Darden of Marietta raised about as much money during the first quarter as his 7th District opponent, Al Beverly of Smyrna. But he outspent Mr. Beverly by almost $21,000 and had almost $125,000 more cash on hand, reports show. Among Mr. Darden's expenses was $1,718 spent on tags, gasoline, insurance and lease payments for a car he is using for his campaign. In the crowded 10th District race, Mr. Jones, who raised more than $500,000 two years ago, reported $30,791 cash on hand at the end of the first quarter. Two of his opponents, state Sen. Don Johnson (D-Royston) and Republican Ralph T. Hud-gens of Hull, had about $49,000 remaining in their campaign treasuries. Jones helped by PACS Mr. Jones, who lives in Covington and currently represents the 4th District, reported donations of $29,565 for the period, with $25,850 coming from political action committees and $3,715 from individuals. His largest PAC donations came from the Washington-based Communica tion Workers of America-Committee on Political Effectiveness PAC, which gave $5,000, and the Boilermakers-Blacksmith Legislative Education-Action Program in Kansas City, Mo., which gave $2,000. Mr. Johnson, chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee, spent $30,101 during the period, far more than the other three Democrats in the race who filed reports. His largest expenditure was $15,000 in retainer fees to Parrish, Smith Associates, an Atlanta consulting group. In the Republican primary, Mr. Hudgens used a $50,000 personal loan to collect at least eight times more money than each of his four opponents. In the 2nd District, Rep. Charles Hatcher of Albany raised $37,395 during the period, including $31,700 in PAC money. Mr. Hatcher, who came under fire for writing 819 bad checks at the now-defunct House bank, is facing two opponents this year in the 2nd District race, lawyer Lonzy Edwards of Macon and former Air Force officer Phillip Whigham. Meanwhile, state Sen. San-ford Bishop (D-Columbus) said Thursday he is considering challenging Mr. Hatcher. The 2nd District is one of three majority-black districts drawn by the General Assembly in a reapportionment plan approved this month by the U.S. Justice Department. Mr. Bishop is a former chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus and a 15-year veteran of the Legislature. 4th District race to be costly The race for the 4th District is expected to be one of the more costly. Two Democrats have announced their candidacies in the past two weeks and now have started their fund-raising. DeKalb District Attorney Robert Wilson said Tuesday he had raised $53,000 in cash and an equal amount in pledges. His opponent, state Sen. Cathey Steinberg (D-DeKalb), reported Thursday that she had raised $19,655 for the period and had $6,316 in cash on hand. To date, Ms. Steinberg had raised more than $30,000. Former Rockdale County Commissioner Richard Robinson, who is among six GOP candidates in the 4th District, collected the most money of any candidate during the first quarter. According to his disclosure reports, the Conyers resident collected $227,763, thanks to a1 Congressional fund-raising Reports for the three-month period ending March 31. 1st District Mack Armstrong (D) Barbara Christmas (D) Buddy DeLoach (D) John Scardino (D) Raised this Spent this period period Cash on hand $603 $4,547 $33,707 $9,217 $250 $4,646 $7,430 $2,382 $53,844 $20,136 $21,835 $12,617 Reports not filed or unavailable: Ron Fennel (D), Bryan Ginn (D), William Jolley (R), Jack Kingston (R) and Grady Franklin (I). Raised this Spent this Cash on 2nd District period period hand Charles Hatcher (D) $37,395 $18,175 $62,881 Reports not filed or unavailable: Lonzy Edwards (D) and Phillip Whigham (D). 3rd District Richard Ray (D) David Worley (D) Paul Broun (R) Mac Collins (R) Raised this Spent this period period $38,280 $31,522 $40,822 $25,739 $5,820 $6,660 $10,435 $7,000 Reports not filed or unavailable: Tim Friday (D) and Robert Hobbs (D) Cash on hand $225,258 $30,289 $5,213 $3,513 Raised this Spent this Cash on 5th District period period hand John Lewis (D) $37,985 $10,523 $313,749 Raised this Spent this Cash on 7th District period period hand Buddy Darden (D) $14,273 $24,903 $134,422 Al Beverly (R) $13,420 $3,976 $9,800 Raised this Spent this Cash on 8th District period period hand Roy Rowland (D) $14,306 $16,031 $270,338 Raised this Spent this Cash on 9th District period period hand Reports not filed or unavailable: Wye Orr (D), Nathan Deal (D) and Tom Ramsey (D). I Oth District Don Johnson (D) Ben Jones (D) Chuck Pardue (D) Marc Wetherhorn (D) Frank Albert (R) Ralph T. Hudgens (R) J. Curtis McGill (R) Raised this Spent this period period $6,515 $29,565 $26,305 $12,990 $3,105 $61,648 $7,453 $30,101 $14,387 $18,525 $8,490 $3,837 $12,615 $4,878 Cash on hand $48,802 $30,791 $7,779 $6,604 $6,372 $49,068 $2,575 Mark My- Reports not filed or unavailable: Douglas Bower (D), ers (R), Tom Simpson (R). Raised this Spent this Cash on I Ith District period period hand Eugene Walker (D) $35,276 $27,846 $7,429 Reports not filed or unavailable: Verdree Lockhart (D), Cynthia McKinney (D), Michael Pratt (R) and Otis Smith (R). Incumbent Mr. Jones is the 4th District incumbent but is seeking election in the redrawn I Oth District. Note: Fund-raising figures for 4th and 6th District candidates were listed in Thursday's editions, Source: Candidate reports ". personal loan of $200,538. In the newly formed 1 1th District, state Sen. Eugene Walker (D-Decatur) reported total contributions of $35,276 and expenditures of almost $28,000. Among contributors to Mr. Walker were Ira Jackson ($500), the embattled former Atlanta aviation commissioner; the campaign of 5th District Congressman Lewis ($100); and Clark Atlanta University President Thomas W. Cole Jr. ($400). Mr. Walker, an associate superintendent with the DeKalb school system since 1989, also received contributions from 40 DeKalb school employees, including a $500 donation from Superintendent Robert R. Freeman. In another crowded race, for the 1st District seat being vacated by Rep. Lindsey Thomas, former Hinesville Mayor Buddy DeLoach led the fund-raising among Democratic candidates. Mr. DeLoach reported he has raised $53,844 and spent more than $20,000 during the period. Staff writers Jingle Davis, David Goldberg, John Harmon, Rebecca McCarthy, Ben Smith III and Robert Anthony Watts contributed to this article. GEORGIA IN BRIEF Connelly named Superior Court judge The daughter of prominent defense attorney Bobby Lee Cook was named Thursday as a Superior Court judge for northwest Georgia. Kristina Cook Connelly, 47, will become the fourth judge in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, which includes Dade, Catoosa, Walker and Chattooga counties. Mrs. Connelly, of Cloudland, is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Law and a former member of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council. "Kristina Cook Connelly not only has the experience and the training necessary to be a Superior Court judge, but she also brings youth and a fresh perspective to the bench," said Gov. Zell Miller, who appointed her to the new post. "I am confident that she will be an exceptionally fair jurist." Mr. Cook, who served in the Legislature in the 1960s with Mr. Miller, contribut-' ed to his gubernatorial campaign. SAVANNAH: Hurricane evacuation plan among 10 worst. A strong hurricane on the Georgia coast would leave residents and tourists vulnerable because it could take them more than a day to evacuate, claim the authors of a study. Savannah's hurricane evacuation plan was ranked among the 10 worst among Atlantic and Gulf Coast communities in the study by Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan From staff and wife reports Inc. of Tallahassee. An evacuation of the Savannah area during peak tourist season under threat of a category 4 or 5 hurricane the strongest types could take up to 28 hours, the study found. "There aren't any strategies we can use to knock these times down," said Donald C. Lewis, the study's main author. "There are a lot of people living in a vulnerable area." The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. CARROLLTON: Boyfriend, mother charged in girl's death. A mother and her boyfriend were being held without bond on charges of murder and cruelty to children in the death of the woman's 3-year-old child. An autopsy showed Amber Bennett Boyer died of bleeding and swelling in her brain, said Capt. Mike Bradley of the Carrollton Police Department. The child died Tuesday at Tanner Medical Center, shortly after arriving about 7 p.m. Christina Elaina Boyer, 22, and David Paul Herrin, 28, both of Carrollton, were charged Wednesday with murder and cruelty to children, said Maj. Lee Gorman of the Carroll County Sheriffs Department. The two were being held in the county jail without bond, he said. Amber's pancreas was bleeding and her head and face were badly bruised, Captain Bradley said. Order gives minority firms more contracts By Mark Sherman STAFF WRITER Gov. Zell Miller signed an executive order Thursday he said would enable minority-owned businesses to win a larger share of state contracts. The order did not impose any requirements or goals for participation by minority business. But it directs state departments and agencies to use minority newspapers to advertise contracts and to encourage white-owned businesses to subcontract work to minorities, for which state tax credits are available. Minority firms account for 2 percent of state contracts, according to a recent study. "We have got to do more to nurture minority business," Mr. Miller said. Black business executives praised the order as a step in the right direction. The governor, going through hundreds of bills passed by the recent session of the General Assembly, also signed a number of measures into law. Included were a workers' compensation bill to raise the maximum weekly compensation for injured workers from $225 to $250 and a bill requiring that health insurance pay for mammograms, pap smears and tests for prostate cancer. Other bills signed Thursday: Authorized unpaid family leave for as many as 12 weeks for state workers to care for sick relatives. Supporters hailed it as a pilot program that could lead to similar requirements for private businesses. Extended child support beyond the 18th birthday to allow a student to finish high school. Expanded a Georgia law on living wills to allow individuals to refuse life-prolonging medical treatment should they fall into a coma or permanent vegetative state. It also includes pregnant women if a doctor determines the fetus is not viable. Family: Plight inspires people to offer help Continued from CI dividuals were moved to respond. The Children's Wish Foundation called to offer services to Stacy. The Social Security Administration wanted to make the Cains aware of disability benefits. The United Cerebral Palsy Organization wanted to inform them of its services. One man said he wants to set up a trust fund. Several individuals such as Carolyn Hanson, Kim Caughman, Cathy Parker and Keith Jones have called to volunteer their services as caregivers. "The reason I consented to the interview is that I wanted to focus some attention on the new Niemann-Pick Type C Foundation," said Mr. Cain, who added his family is not in dire straits financially but is happy for the respite-care offers. The -address of the foundation, which will provide motorized wheelchairs, ramps and other necessities for those with the disease, is 1990 Je-To Lake East Drive, Danville, Ind. 46122. Telephone-,) 745-2738 If

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