The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on June 19, 2001 · Page 3
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Tuesday, June 19, 2001 StateRegion The Index-Journal, Greenwood, S.C. 3A X2 STATE DIGEST By The Associated Press Ex-Clemson football player sentenced CLEMSON A former Clemson football player has been sentenced to one year in prison for his part in a counterfeiting scheme that produced more than $1,400 of fake bills, the U.S. attorney's office said. Paul White Jr., 20, of Columbia, was sentenced Monday for conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney Scott N. Schools said. White was also sentenced to three years supervised release. The Secret Service became aware of the scheme after a fake bill was passed at a Clemson sandwich shop. White was among seven people that pleaded guilty in connection with the counterfeiting scheme. Derrell S. Gray, 21, of Greenwood, was sentenced in May to a year in prison and three years of supervised release, Schools said. Michael A. Fruster, 19, of Easley, and Lateef Crippen, 19, of Clemson, were both sentenced to three years probation. Eugene Koon Jr., 20, is awaiting sentencing, the U.S. attorney's office said. White received a reduced sentence for giving investigators information about the a series of break-ins at campus dormitories that he and others were involved in, the U.S. attorney's office said. White had been dismissed from Clemson's football team by coach Tommy Bowden. Female prison worker assaulted by inmate COLUMBIA A female employee at the Broad River Correctional Institution here has been sexually assaulted by an inmate who has tested HIV positive, a state Corrections Department spokeswoman said. Agency spokeswoman Cheryl Bates-Lee says the details were sketchy. But she said it was thought a 35-year-old male inmate assaulted the worker in a bathroom Monday afternoon. The employee was physically and sexually abused, Bates-Lee said. Corrections Department internal affairs is investigating. The inmate is serving a 25-year sentence for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, robbery, breach of fraud and trust, Bates-Lee said. Rep. Allison bids for lieutenant governor CAYCE Rep. Rita Allison made stops around the state Monday to announce she is seeking the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler is leaving the job in a bid for the GOP's gubernatorial nomination. Allison, R-Lyman, said she's been frustrated with the Senate's handling of House legislation. "Over and over again, the good work that moves through the House and is accomplished in the House is undone by Senate Democrats," Allison said. With Republicans now holding a 24-22 majority, it's important to replace Peeler with a GOP candidate. "Now that we're finally making some headway, we must not allow the leadership of the Senate to revert to the party of big government," she said. Two other Republicans are running for the position so far: Sens. Andre Bauer of Chapin and David Thomas of Greenville. Man who drowned took off life jacket LAKE WYLIE A North Carolina man who drowned in Lake Wylie over the weekend was wearing a life jacket before he jumped back into the water a second time, according to the York County Sheriff's Office. , Isac Massey, of Charlotte, N.C., was pulled from the Little Allison Creek area of the lake Sunday, where he attended a baptism the day before, according to police reports. Loconia Stewart, Massey's cousin, said he had been swimming all day with a life jacket on. Stewart said Massey took off the jacket and jumped off the boat landing into the water and did not resurface. Cotton Howell, director of emergency management of York County, said Massey stayed at the lake after the baptism with other church members from the New Beginning Mission for a picnic. Divers pulled Massey from the lake in the afternoon and was resuscitated before being transported to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, where he died hours later. S.C. Statehouse filled with moths COLUMBIA (AP) Ever feel bugged by lawmakers? Legislators returning to the Statehouse here Wednesday may soon know the feeling. The building is filled with hundreds, if not thousands of moths. Budget and Control Board spokesman Michael Sponhour says the General Services Administration has been fighting the moths since Thursday. 1 Moths and moth carcasses could be seen throughout the Statehouse. Workers are trying to reach the nooks and crannies in the building with long vacuuming attachments. Sponhour says officials don't know how the bugs got in the building. 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About 87 percent of Ruffin's 269 students are black. "These actions and inactions regarding Ruffin High School have stigmatized it as an inferior black school," the lawsuit said. In July 1970. the United States filed a civil rights com plaint against Colleton County School District to abolish its segregated school system. A month later, the U.S. District Court in Charleston issued an order prohibiting the school district from operating a dual education system based on race but the plan did not result in desegregation. Colleton County Schools Superintendent Gwen Smith was unable to comment because she was out of town Monday, according to associate superintendent Tom Lohr. Attorney John Harper, who represents the parents, said the school district must follow the law to desegregate schools. "At the present time, there has not been desegregation in schools to benefit blacks in the school district," Harper said. 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