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Greenwood, South Carolina
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Thursday, March 16, 1989
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Jt : 1 I The InQeM-Journat, Greenwood. Boles trial (Continued from page 1) Ken Spears, a Rock Hill resident, 'said he was returning from Charleston the day of the accident and stopped to offer aid. The person he helped was Karen Bosarge. ' ' x, The bus was one of three carrying children from Pinecr est Elementary School on a field trip at the time of the accident. Spears told jurors he stopped and ran across the median to offer help. He said as he came on' the scene, someone handed him Karen Bosarge, who was nine years old at the time. ' He said he is not an emergency medical technican, but has had some training in that area. He told jurors he placed Bosarge in the median between the lanes of traffic. "Her leg was split and the skin was rolled back. I could see the bone and blood was pouring out. I saw a hole in the side of her face and as she tried to talk it was flapping back and forth,'' Spears said. "There was a lot of grass and mud on the inside of her leg, and I could see three to four inches of the leg bone." He testified he grabbed a pressure point and tried to stop the pulsing of blood. He said be held a cloth on her face, and either himself or someone else, kept pressure on her leg until help arrived. He added he visited Karen the next day at the hospital. : Spears said be saw Howard Boles at the scene, and he was walking around with his hands in his pockets. He said after the Highway Patrol arrived, Boles sat in the patrol car with his head in his hands and didnt offer assistance to anyone (that Spears was aware of). Ruby Wise, a teacher at Southside Junior High School, told jurors that Boles was the driver oq a Washington, D.C., trip in May 1987. She testified the bus sideswiped a guardrail somewhere in North Carolina and ran off the road sometime later. Wise said she became concerned with his driving and met with other teachers after they arrived at hotel accommodations. She said the teachers decided collectively to request another driver be sent to finish the trip. She said she called Glynn Boles, owner of Boles Bus Lines, Inc., and requested another driver which he granted. Jurors also viewed a videotape of a deposition of Dr. Donald Serafin a plastic surgeon at Duke University Medical Center. Serafin testified that the scars on Bosarge's face and leg could be made less noticeable but they would always be visible. Karen Bosarge testified today that she remembered the bus crashing and the next thing she knew she was outside. She said her face was burning and when she touched it she had wet blood on her hand. She said she looked at her leg and saw the bone. Bosarge testified she remembered Spears helping her. She added she thought she was going to die and prayed. She said the scars she now has bother her, and at the request of her attorney stood so the jurors could view the scars on her lower left leg and face. She said she understands she will always have scars, but wants them to be less noticeable. Bosarge said she is now afraid to sleep alone, has to have a night light, and is afraid of the weather (thunderstorms). She said she has trouble sleeping at night and worries when her parents leave because she is afraid they may die. Her father testified that expenses to date total at least $29,949.76. In response to a question from his attorney he said neither Howard Boles (driver) nor his father Glynn Boles (bus owner) has apologized to him. Mistrial denied Judge James E. Moore denied a motion for a mistrial this morning in the lawsuit against Howard Boles, Boles Bus Lines, Inc. and Citizens Bus Lines, Inc. Attorneys for the defendants moved for a mistrial after Howard Boles was served with a subpoena by a process server (who was not identified) during open -court. Attorney Duke McCall moved for the mistrial citing the incident as "highly unusual." McCall said the subpoena was for a deposition in another case. The jury was out of the courtroom and lawyers were discussing the case prior to making motions when the incident occurred. Court was not in recess. Moore denied the motion, but agreed the incident was highly unusual. He added he will deal with the process server at a later date. Police chiefs (Continued from page 1) cover agents, court-approved electronic surveillance, and the use of informants to locate the source of drugs being distributed in the state are some of the strategies that will be used. "My agents will work closely with all of you," he said. "And they'll be beating on your doors looking for better ways to get these people off the streets." Verinder said that some states are confiscating the personal possessions of convicted drug offenders, such as their cars and homes. "We want to make jt expensive for them to operate," he said. In addition to crime-fighting tactics, Verinder said education is perhaps the best way to fight the drug problem. His office has started a program called the "Drug Demand Reduction Program" aimed at educating communities on the dangers of drugs. The program will help coordinate the efforts of community organizations which are trying to put an end to crime and will serve to encourage those who may feel that their efforts are a lost cause. "Education is the way to go," Verinder said. "And educating our children is the best means of prevention." In addition to the drug problem, Verinder said that bank robberies are on the increase in South Carolina. In the four years prior to his coming to the state, Verinder said about 40 bank robberies occurred in South Carolina. In the past six months, however, there have already been 25. "This is an alarming increase," said Verinder, who added that be met recently with the state bankers association to try and come up with ways to reduce the number of robberies. He said the implementation of a reward program in the state, more sophisticated security systems and the education of tellers teaching them to react to such situations are some of his plans to help the problem. 1 . One other crime problem the FBI is concerned with, according to Verinder, is terrorism. He said that following Iranian death threats against author Salman Rushdie, the agency has investigated 150 inci- . dents around the country that could possibly be related. There are two agents in South Carolina who are assigned to cover terrorism. ' " We are fortunate in South Carolina that we dont have many . terrorist -related incidents," be said. "But we have to remember It can , .' happen anywhere." ; ;. Verinder said that if all law enforcement officials combine their efforts, the problems that exist in the state could be reduced. "Many challenges confront us," he said.. "If we work together with the resources we have we can be successful." S C., Thure., Marc 18, 1989 (Continued from page 1) the new first lady" it prompted a presidential invitation. "You better come up here and give it to her personally," said Bosh. "You're invited. When yon get back head this way." Asked about a camera used to photograph environmental targets, pilot John E. Blaha said the crew was "getting a lot of great film that Will stow a lot of people around the world how fragile the planet Earth is in this big fastness of space." "There is so much interest today on the global environment," replied Bush. "I think a lot of (Continued from page 1) In remarks prepared for the Houston appearance, Bush ticked off a series of initiatives from his new administration: a spending and deficit-reduction plan, a program to relieve Third World debt, a proposal to rescue the savings and loan industry and an increase in the minimum wage. "These are serious challenges ticking time bombs that we need to defuse without delay," be said. "And we're doing just that. "But these are by no means the only issues that demand leadership and prompt action. We're enter- Hostages (Continaed from page 1) " RAY L GRANT vember 1986 by revelations it hadrr t . . r . . . Craw v7 rj til Vurth C Huwl soia weapons to iran, ine u.s. poi- . icv has been. "No concessions. ' but we're willing to talk to any one," another official said. But Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said be would not accept "the explanation that nothing can be done." Moynihan was to introduce a resolution today in the Senate condemning hostage-taking. "Something must be done, the executive branch must seek to use every avenue, formal and informal, to win the hostages freer dora," Moynihan said in a state-' ment released Wednesday by his office. On Capitol Hill, several groups planned to - bold a ceremony for Anderson, 41, a correspondent for The Associated Press. Sponsors include No Greater Love, a humanitarian organization, and the Journalists Committee to Free Terry Anderson. Anderson's sister, Peggy Say of Cadiz, Ky., a leader in the drive to win her brother's freedom, will attend the ceremony. She has been critical of U.S. government efforts on behalf of the hostages. House approves budget (Continued from page 1) bating the final few provisions in a state budget, which includes about $160 million more for education and health care. The House gave key preliminary approval to the 1989-90 appropriations ect Wednesday night and gave routine final approval this morning. Some of the provisions in the tax reduction plan, however, will be formally adopted next week when the House works on the supplemental budget, which allocates surplus revenue. Shebeen said. The budget must still go before the state Senate. The governor and House members agreed that the state, with its economy growing faster than expected, had about $26 million in excess revenue. But Campbell, the House Ways and Means Committee and a separate faction of Discovery flight Bush speech ing the 1990s a horizon decade, threshold to a new century." He said that "building a better America means laying the foundations today for the kind of future we want. ',' V . Along those lines, Bush said, the United States needs to take steps to safeguard the environment against short-sighted actions that do long-term damage. : .. "If means finding ways to preserve and strengthen indispensable institutions like the family in the midst of social change," he said. Jenkins (Continued from page 1) Jenkins, whose ministry drew crowds second only to Billy Graham at revivals before he was jailed for conspiracy to commit arson and assault in 1979. David Jenkins was first arrested in Columbia on Jan. 13 on charges of burglary, grand larceny and possession of 1 gram of cocaine with intent to distribute. His arrest came after investigators received a tip that led police to crack the burglary ring. Among the stolen goods recovered at the time was a silver service set stolen from the bouse of the late Gov. James F. Byrnes. Jenkins was extradited to Florida on Monday and charged there with burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Citizens panel discusses mental health problems , A citizens panel met in Columbia Wednesday to address problems concerning the state mental health system. , It was the first of four planned meetings and John Morris, executive assistant to the state commissioner of mental health, said other meetings are planned dur-. ing the next two months. Wednesday's organizational meeting provided information in which to set up a format for future sessions. The panel consists of 30 citizens of varied vocations and includes Dr. Jack McCants of the Beckman Mental Health Center, District 50 Supt. for Instruction Dr. Michael McKenzie, and Probate Judge Curtis Clark, all of Greenwood. J. z . " 14' 1989- wn ui uvHivuic, uc was Bun of the late Ernest C. and Beulah Hamby Grant. He was a Korean conflict and Vietnam War Navy ' veteran and retired after 23 years in the Navy. He founded the Goose Creek Rescue Squad, was a member of VFW, Goose Creek City Council and Health Board. Surviving are Mrs. Mary E. Lavender of Summerville; three sons, William O. Grant of Columbia; Paul David Grant' of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Ray Lewis . Grant II of Fort Sill, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs, Raycbell Louise Turley of North Charleston; his stepmother, Mrs. Annie Grant of Cramerton, N.C; a brother, Ernest C. Grant of Levittown, Pa.; and three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Wilton) Mars of Whitmire, Mrs. Lee (Lillian) Lancaster of Mount Dora, Fla., and Mrs. Asa (Earline) Griffin of Abbeville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitmire Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Gray Funeral Home, Whitmire. Memorials may be made to Goose Creek Rescue Squad. Democrats had three competing proposals on how to spend the money. The compromise plan includes portions of all three plans, but phases in most of what Campbell wanted over a longer period of time. - There were two major items left out of the compromise: a proposal by Campbell to reduce auto insurance taxes by $15 million, which would have reduced premiums by up to $8 a year, and a proposal by Rep. Herb Kirsh, a Clover Democrat and Ways and Means Committee leader, to spend $12 million in surplus funds on school building needs. The compromise plan would: lower the state income tax rate on the first $2,000 of income to provide each wage earner in the state with a $5 reduction in 1989 taxes. people will see from just your important mission the contribution that space exploration can make to the world's environment" Discovery's crew started the day by pre-empting the usual wake-up call from Mission Control with tape recordings of their own. They ended their eight-hour sleep by radioing to Earth the theme mask from "Star Trek." Then, the recorded voice of William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in "Star Trek," sent congratulations to Mission Control. ... '"Discovery," responded a Mission Control communicator, "tell Scotty to beam me op." Violence (Continued from page 1) number of incidents occurring on school grounds rising from 36 to 72. The number of sexual offenses committed by the 5- to 18-year-old age group grew from 372 to 638 over the same six-year period, with the number of those incidents which occurred at school rising from 26 to 38, the SLED spokesman said. The major crime area reported among students was aggravated assaults, which grew from 2,262 to 2,934 between 1982 and 1987. The number of those incidents occurring at school rose from 133 to 203 during that period. City FIRE DEPARTMENT Firemen responded to a grass fire on Cobb Road Wednesday. VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS The following was taken from reports of the Greenwood County Volunteer Fire Departments: Epwortb-Phoenix Fire Department responded to a woods fire on Pinehaven Road today. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE EMS personnel responded to 13 emergencies and three transports Wednesday. Calls included New Haven Apartments, Old Laurens Highway, Self Memorial Hospital (three times), Phoenix Street, Hillcrest Condos, Ridegmont Drive, U.S. 221, Augusta Fields, Circle Street, Lupo Drive, Kirksey Drive, East Main Street in Ware Shoals and New Market Street. POLICE DEPARTMENT Clothes were reportedly stolen Deaths and funerals VIVIAN V. RUFF - !$ iT Ifonnriw Huff to DmiIa : 1 . . ,. widow of Robert Lee Ruff, died March 16, 1989 at her borne. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur Lester and Emma Rebecca Fulmer Hendrix. She was a retired textile employee and member of Salem Baptist Church. Surviving' are a son, Robert "Junior" Ruff Jr. of Prosperity; three daughters, Mrs. Edrick (Peggy) Sbealy, Mrs. Joe (Betty) Fields and Mrs. Russell (Lee) Smith, all of Saluda; a brother, J.L. Hendrix of Prosperity; two sisters, Mrs. Ed (Dorothy) Sbealy of Saluda and Mrs. Ruth Ruff of Lillington, N.C; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. M. L. Abercrombie and the Rev. Robert E. Philyaw officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Ramey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Salem Baptist Church. LILA S. WOOD GREENVILLE Lila Smith Wood, 70, of 21 West Fifth St., Woodside, widow of Nicholas Lester Wood, died March 14, 1989 at Saint Francis Community Hospital. Born August 18, 1918 in Banks County, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Henry C. and Amanda Steelman Smith. She retired from J. P. Stevens Company, White Horse Plant after 28 years of service. Surviving are a son, Donald K. Wood of Greenville; a daughter, Barbara Grice of Greenville; two . brothers, Elgar Smith of Pelzer and Roy Smith of Ware Shoals; a sister, Leona Smith of Pelzer; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Ballard officiating. Burial will be in Coleman Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. The family is at' the home of Mrs. Barbara Grice, 104 Rock-view Drive, Greenville. FLOYD HAZEL Floyd Lee Hazel, 59, husband of Charlotte Love Hazel, of Route 2, Laurens Highway, died March 16, 1989 at Self Memorial Hospital. Born in Williamston, be was a son of the late Richard Delmar and Laura Lee Davis Hazel. He was employed by K-Wood Woodworking in Joanna, was a member of Woodmen of the World and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are three sons, Floyd Eugene Hazel of Clinton and Joseph Michael Hazel and Douglas Hazel, both of Greenwood; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley A. Easier of Greenwood; three brothers, Marvin Franklin Hazel and Clarence Delanor Hazel, both of Kinards and Richard Hudson Hazel of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. Services will be announced by Harley Funeral Home. The family is at the home. MISS CELESTE GRAHAM SALUDA Miss Celeste Graham, 74, died March 14, 1989. Born in Saluda County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Abbie Richardson Graham and member of Lockhart Baptist Church. " ' ' ' Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Peggy W. Taylor of Saluda; two sons, Horace Graham of Saluda and Walter Graham of Ridge way ; and four brothers, Henry C. Graham and Goode Graham, both of Saluda and Timothy Graham Sr. and Robert Graham Jr., both of Washington, D.C. Services will be at noon Saturday at Peaceful Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lockhart Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Butler & Son Funeral Home is in charge. log from a store in Crosscreek Mall Wednesday. No valued was listed. A West Cambridge Avenue office was reportedly entered Wednesday. Nothing was re- ported missing. A bicycle valued at $160 was reported missing from a Griffin Street home Wednesday. Thieves took $10 from an office on Hospital Street Wednesday. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT , The following was taken from reports of the Greenwood County Sheriffs Department: Vandals broke windows valued at $50 from a home on Nation Road Wednesday. A patron of a gas station on S.C. 72 pumped gas valued at $5 and left without paying Wednesday. - Thieves took a ring valued at $1,015 from a borne on Sherfield Circle Wednesday. . Vandals damaged a sign on Woodlawn Road Wednesday. Damage Is estimated at $600. FLORENCE V. CULBERTSON Florence Vanadore Culbertson, 72, of Route 4, Abbeville Highway, widow of Ernest B. Culbertson, died March 15, 1989 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Guy and Mary Jeter Vanadore. She was the owner and operator of Culbertson Electric Co. for a number of years and was a mem ber of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kirk (Laura) Boland of Greenwood, Mrs. Glen (Jane) Harrison of Lexington and Mrs. Scott (Debbie) Jourdan of Princeton, NJ.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Mary Nell) Kay and Mrs. W.W. (Ruby) Eargle, both of Ninety Six; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at McLees Chapel of First Presbyterian Church with Dr. H. Alan Elmore officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Harley Funeral Home is in charge. LULA M. HAWKINS PROSPERITY Lula Mae Bowers Hawkins, 78, of Route 4, widow of J. Maxie Hawkins, died March 15, 1989. Born in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Hamilton and Annie Rebecca Nichols Bowers. She was a seamstress, former employee of Prosperity Manufacturing Co. and member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, J. Clyde Hawkins of Prosperity; two daughters, Mrs. J.W. (Linda) Pitts and Mrs. Joe (Judy) Kesler, both of Prosperity; two sisters, Frances Long of Newberry and Mrs. Karl (Catherine) Long of Sil-verstreet; and two brothers, J.H. Bowers Jr. of Silverstreet and T. Guy Bowers of Newberry. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, Newberry. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church. JOHN E. HACKETT John Edward Hackett, husband of Mattie Jane White Hackett, of 429 Bintage Road, Rain tree Community, died March 15, 1989 at his home. Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Julian Hackett and Nezzie T. Griffin Hackett. He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church where he served as Scoutmaster, trustee, president of the Male Chorus and member of the Usher Board. He was employed with Professional Medical Products and Goodyear Tire Service. Surviving, in addition to his wife of the home, are a son, John Douglas Hackett of Raleigh, N.C; seven daughters, Mrs. Linda Norman, Mrs. Deborah Bradley, Valerie Hackett and Renee Hackett, all of Greenwood and Christa Hackett, Kimberly Dawn Hackett and Janet Hackett, all of the home; three brothers, Frank Hackett of Raleigh, N.C. and James Marion Hackett and Jesse Hackett, both of Greenwood; eight sisters, Mrs. Frances Taylor of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Helen Long of Rock Hill, Mrs. Jonice Singletary of Detroit, Mich, and Mrs. Marie Williams, Mrs. Mary White, Mrs. Jeanette White, Mrs. Carrie Neal Crawford and Mrs. Vonzie Lee Perrin, all of Greenwood; and 11 grandchildren. - The family is at the home. Services will be announced by Parks Funeral Home. THE EVDEX-JOURNAL USPS. 261-540 TUDE? RN AL TOMPANY nod.SC Rates by Cantor: IWk. IMo. 3 Mo. 6Mos. 12MOS. 1.75 7.60 22.75 45.50 91.00 By Mail 12.00 36.00 72.00 144.00 Sunday Only By Carrier B 45 16.90 3380 Sunday Only . 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