The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on November 16, 2002 · Page 1
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No Three-peat for Wildcats SbeVelle BLANKS Chapman Ware Shoals wiped out of playoffs Coverage on page 1C Today's weather RAIN High 60s T.'.W..'.'.' FORECAST, page 8C 84th Year. No. 264 SC f7mit j f Serving I GREENWOOD i j f and neighboring tAJL LAKELANDS I counties Copyright 2002, The Index-Journal Co. Top of the Mornin From The Associated Press r Black leaders predict election fallout COLUMBIA While many white Democrats are trying to pick up and move on after taking a Dealing at tne polls this month, some black Democratic leaders say problems are just beginning. Black legislators say there will be little chance for Democrats' priorities to succeed after a (-republican takes over the governor's office in January and Republicans increase their majori ty in the House to 73-51 . Treasurer: State credit rating at risk COLUMBIA Democratic state Treasurer Grady Patterson has broke with Gov. Jim Hodges, saying state spending needs to be cut to conform with sagging tax revenues. But Pat terson said the state's good credit rating is at risk. Tornado victims wed in hospital HARRIMAN, Tenn. The bride wore white bandages from head to broken foot. The groom, in a donated tuxedo, stood unsteadily at her hospital bedside. Jimmi Langley and Ronnie Ray, two 18-year-old survivors of a deadly tornado that swept through their mountain community on Sunday, exchanged vows in the intensive care unit Thursday. GOP targeting freshman Democrat BATON ROUGE, La. The Republican Party, already assured of Senate control, is mounting a determined campaign to oust freshman Sen. Mary Landrieu in a Louisiana runoff next month and deal another blow to discouraged Democrats. 32 J Indian warrior's bones to be buried WASHINGTON Nearly 70 years after his death, the remains of Black Horse, a Cheyenne Indian warrior and ancestor of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, will be made whole. Bone shards stored by the military for more than a century will be buried at his grave site in Montana this weekend. r 32 mm 1 U Gathering intelligence in unconventional war. Page 5A. Pakistan trying to broker alliance PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan's intelligence service, publicly allied with the United States in the fight against terrorism, is trying to broker an alliance between leaders of Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime and a fugitive warlord who is on the United States' most wanted list, a former Taliban official said Friday. Chinese communists install new leader BEIJING Jiang Zemin relinquished his title as Communist Party leader Friday but held on to significant power including authority over China's military even as he ceded tne party's top jobs to the enigmatic Hu Jintao and a younger generation of leaders. L 1 Chief Justice Toal cleared in hit-and-run Page 3 A Man mistakenly shoots elk, gives up license Page 3A Sheepdog competition comes down South Page 4 A Inspectors have strict security in place Page 5 A Iraq violates resolution by firing on planes Page 5 A Police increase security after Kasi's death Page 5 A ABBY ACCENT ... BRIDGE BUSINESS . . CLASSIFIEDS CALENDAR .. COMICS EDITORIALS . HOROSCOPE MARKETS ... MOVIES OBITUARIES . SPORTS . . . .. TELEVISION . WEATHER . . . . . . .7A ....1B . . . .5C ....8C 9C-12C ....1B . . . .5C . ...2B . . . .7A .6C-7C . . . .7A . . . .4A .1C-4C ....7A . . . .8C CALL US " On Saturday and Suv daya, Mtaphonad raporta of missing papers ara racer -ad and monitored from 7 am unta 1 pjn. Plaaaa call . 223-1411. Adwrtlslng ..223-1411 Classified,. ..223-1 411. New .223-1611 Sports .223-1813 Accent ...223-1811 Business offtce223-1411 ; Haw a story er photo MsaT CalM3-252SandlMva : Death penalty could be sought for Kia Logan's alleged killer CHARLES HAMPTON From staff reports Eighth Circuit Solicitor Townes. Jones says the death penalty could be sought for Charles Wade Hampton if he is convicted in the kidnapping, rape and murder of 8-year-old Malakia "Kia" Logan here 14 years ago. ' Discussions among prosecutors, law enforcement officials and the Logan family should take place before a determination is made, Jones said. "It's a consensus decision, but the family's feelings carry a substantial amount of weight," he said. "The family has shown a tremendous amount of courage and assisted us at every point." Hampton, 50, was indicted Nov. 6 for murder, kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct with a minor and assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct. He has been incarcerated since 1996. Greenwood Sheriff Sam Riley said Hampton, a former Georgia stale Department of Transportation employee, has a criminal history and has other charges in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. The state can seek the death penalty upon conviction if prosecutors prove at least one of the statutory aggravating circumstances is present such as when murder is committed during the commission of a criminal sexual act or kidnapping, or if the victim is 1 1 years old or younger. See LOGAN, page 8A 'Spectacular FBI warning of new attack opens doors to questions WASHINGTON (AP) The FBI's warning about a "spectacular" terrorist attack could mean something bigger than Bah, where nearly 200 people died, says a former agency analyst. A psychologist who monitors law enforcement says it may be intended as a jarring caution not to be complacent Others say it may simply be a nod to critics who thought the FBI was too cagey about earlier threats. The warning's sweeping language speaking of a target of "high symbolic value, mass casualties, severe damage to the U.S. economy and maximum psychological trauma" leaves people wondering exactly what they're supposed to do. "This is a difficult issue to deal with. What do they want people to accomplish?" asked Robert Litt, a principal associate deputy attorney genera during theTJfinkftad See THREAT, bageSA . . ; ., ,-'yiHnJ:Uu: Colors ofthe seaso U.S. looking for NATO support. Budget battle stalls Homeland Security bill. Page 5A. Rick Oraham, right, and Philip Powell, left, of Norris walk on Bald Rock near Caesar's Head State Park to view the fall leaves near Cleveland, S.C. In the background is Table Rock. AP photo xi Fall color peaks in Upstate P Staff photo by Maya Hollinshead Oh, Christmas tree ... Phil Lindler, right, with sons Blake and Rhett, looks at Greenwood's Christinas tree during the Christmas tree lighting event Friday in Uptown Greenwood. See story on page 2A. ICKENS ( AP) A dry summer threat ened to dull the reds and yellows that color Upstate forests each fall, but rain fell just in time to make the season one of the t best in years, experts say. 'y "At first we really didn't expect too much ' here because of all the drought," said Poll : Knowland, park manager at Table Rock State Park. "Then we had the rain and sure enough j Mother Nature gave it her best." Tulip poplar leaves had begun turning yellow and falling in late summer, but then stopped until the fall rains came, said Furman biologist Greg Lewis. "It's a trigger for them to hang on to their leaves a little longer and do more growth before they shed their leaves," he said. Fall color hit its peak about midweek, Knowland said, though rains have washed down many of the leaves at the park at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains, about 1,150 feet above sea level. Just 15 miles away at Devils Fork State Park, Sunday storms knocked down mostly leaves that had already turned, leaving a "myriad of colors" Monday morning, said park manager Pete Davis. The park saw its peak about two weeks ago, with maple reds and poplar yellows some of the brightest that Davis has seen in a while. The drought only pushed back the park's peak by a few days, Davis said. The trees are usually most vibrant in late October and early November at the park. The reds and yellows are "in flame" at Paris Mountain State Park near Greenville, where the low valley elevation offers protection from winds and warmer temperatures, sometimes keep color lingering a bit longer than at the Blue Ridge parks, park manager Ty Houck said. "The yellow's fading a little bit," he said. Miss America's no-sex message gets pageant all hot, bothered ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) There's nothing like a controversy over sex to get them worked up at the headquarters of the Miss America Pageant. The latest furor, though, has to do with NOT having sex. Miss America Erika Harold is insisting on promoting abstinence during her yearlong reign, to the chagrin of the pageant. Conservatives have rallied to her cause and accused the pageant of George and Susan Williams look at the prescriptions that George takes every day because of a liver transplant Staff photo by Julia Proctor 1 I Organ donation saved life of George Williams By JULIA PROCTOR Index-Journal staff writer George Williams sits in a wheelchair, a result of the atrophy of his muscles. It is one of many side effects that have become the better alternative to what might have been. He takes medication, about 13 different pills a day, that keeps his body running. But he is alive and it is because of someone else's loss. 1 See ORGAN, page 8A hypocrisy, giving the Miss America organization the kind of clobbering it usually gets from the left. Harold, 22, of Urbana, 111., was a well-known abstinence advocate before she won the Miss Illinois title on her third try. Each year, she chose it as her platform and made speeches to schools on behalf of Project Reality, a Chicago nonprofit organization that promotes abstinence. But like the other Miss Illinois contestants, she School to offer more than just an education BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) Wander down a certain hallway at Molly Stark Elementary School, and before you see it your nose will know it's there: The air is sweet, antiseptic, a bit minty. It's ... a dentist's office? In this sleepy southern Vermont town, nearly half of the school's 400 students visit dentist Michael Brady regularly. . "They go to gym, they go to reading, they go to the dentist it's all the same to them," Brady said. At a time when schools are being asked to focus on academic essentials more than ever, a small but growing number are embracing the radical idea of a "full-service" school: one that doubles as a place for community medical and dental care, exercise, family counseling even wedding receptions. See SCHOOLS, page 8A signed a contract in which she agreed to adopt a youth violence platform if she won the state pageant and advanced to Miss America. When she stood on stage Sept. 21 at the Miss America Pageant, she talked about her plans to go to Harvard Law School and answered a question about her youth violence platform. She never mentioned abstinence. See PAGEANT, page &4 Coming Sunday Family friend to many families L Ruple Hartey Sr. has been a community leader and friend to countless families and people in Greenwood and the Lakelands. Next month, the community will return the (avor with a celebration of the 85-year-old Haitetfs life and his accomplishments. In Sunday's Index-Journal, we'll take a look at the man and what he has meant to this community, both in his civic endeavors and in business as the owner of Hartey Funeral Home. Also ... Music's in the air: The Anderson and Augusta string quartets both have upcoming pertbrmances. If your ears have a need for music, find out more about these events in Accent. Best of the. best: The 2002 All-Lakelands football team will be announced in advance of Monday's All-Lakelands Banquet, co-sponsored by The Index-Journal and Greenwood Touchdown Club. See Sports. Bowl bound?: A victory over Florida would qualify South Carolina for a bowl game. See Sports.

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