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Gaffney, South Carolina
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Wednesday, August 28, 1991
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Early intervention program teaches coping By ANGELA WORTHY Ledger Staff Writer State and federal budget cuts took a large bite out of many programs sponsored by the Cherokee County Mental Retardation Board (CCMRB). However, one of very few areas nothit hard by the $33,300 in budget cuts is a new program sponsored by CCMRB called the Early Intervention Program. Featuring a train-in-the-home policy, the program is geared to teach parents, guardians, or caregivers how to cope with a mentally retarded child Man in hospital being bitten at Associated Press NORTH MYRTLE BEACH -A Pennsylvania man on his honeymoon was hospitalized after being bitten, probably by a shark, while swimming in waist-deep water, authorities said. Brad Hibshman, 23 of Allen-town, Pa., was in stable condition Monday night after having surgery to repair deep cuts to his lower leg. The bite tore a tendon and muscle tissue, did some nerve damage and exposed the bone in Hibshman's leg, said his wife, Donna Hibshman. A nursing supervisor at Grand Strand General Hospital said it was "probably a shark." Donna Hibshman said the same. "Every medic we talked to today, they all said the same thing," she said. "There was no Greyhound bus driver charged with DUI; 45 riders on board Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS Greyhound has fired a driver who was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after police saw his bus weaving down a highway. "The way he was weaving, all it takes is a little lapse and then you could have had a head-on crash and that would have been serious," State Patrol Trooper Jeff Grabow said. "I'm glad we got him off the road." Gregory Kent Olson was arrested Sunday after police stopped his bus, carrying 45 passengers. The bus heading from Minneapolis to Fargo, N.D. was pulled over on Interstate 94 about 200 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Olson apparently drank during the trip because two supervisors who had spoken with him shortly before he left said there was no indication he had been Survivor of boat mishap hopes TV show can solve ocean mystery Associated Press SAVANNAH Nathan NeeSmith was the only known survivor when a 34-foot fishing boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean 16 months ago. Now, he's hoping a television show can do what the U.S. Coast Guard could not: solve the mystery of his three missing companions. A crew from "Unsolved Mysteries" was in Savannah last week to film a segment about the April 1990 sinking of the "Casey Nicole." Their visit was prompted by a call three months ago from NeeSmith, a Darien resident NeeSmith said he hopes the show can help find his brother, Billy Joe Neesmith; his nephew, Keith Wilkes; and his friend, Franklin Brantley. He is convinced the three missing men are safe, despite the time that has elapsed since the sinking, and he believes the Coast Guard gave up its search too quickly. He said his sister and others have received suspicious telephone calls from people who spoke no English. "They spoke Billy Joe's name. They were foreign people. I'm and meet hisher needs Early Intervention will serve up to 12 clients up to six years of age. It is available to clients now involved in the Infant Program at the CCMRB, as well as any child enrolled in the public school system or the Headstart Program. The Early Intervention Program began July 1 and is being taught by Cassandra Gaffney, a Cherokee County native. Gaffney has a Bachelors of Art degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. In addition to her education, she also has nine years experi doubt. They think it was a sand shark from the (bite) patterns. "I'm just thankful that he's all right," she said. "There are worse things that could happen." Donna Hibshman said her husband was swimming with a raft in waist-deep water off 41st Avenue South around 1:30 p.m. when he was bitten. "He said he felt a tug at his leg, then he felt pressure pulling on it and saw blood coming out of it," she said. But Brad Hibshman never saw what bit him, said his wife and Norma Jean Page, the North Myrtle Beach waterfront director. Page said the wound was definitely a fish bite but could have been a shark or a bluefish. No drinking, said spokesman Bill Kula at Greyhound's headquarters in Dallas. Olson, 37, was fired Monday, Kula said. A woman at Olson's suburban Eden Prairie house said he had not been home since the arrest. The woman, who would not identify herself, said she didn't know where he is. Olson was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Under Minnesota law, the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers of commercial vehicles is 0.04 percent. Grabow said a breath test showed Olson's blood-alcohol concentration was m ore than 0. 1 percent, the legal limit for drivers of standard vehicles. The trooper would not disclose the exact results of the test. Olson was taken to the Clay County Jail, and released with really hoping that maybe (the missing men) are hostages in a foreign country or in a work camp or something," he said. "Maybe they were picked up by a cargo boat." "Unsolved Mysteries" producer Tim Rogan said he can't predict whether the show will help NeeSmith find his companions, although about a third of the show's segments do bring results. "I've tried to predict before, but I've been wrong," Rogan said. "We do know that life is stranger than fiction." The show will be broadcast on NBC Christmas night, Dec. 25. NeeSmith played himself in the filmed episode, with actors portraying the three missing men. The segment was filmed off Wilmington Island, east of ence working with the handicapped in Spartanburg County, and meets all pre-requisites for the teaching position. Children served by the Early Intervention Program will be placed on learning objectives at their day program sites (CCMRB Infant Program, Head-start Program, and Public School Programs). These learning objectives will consist of methods for the day programs and Early Intervention program to use for teaching the child self-help independent skills such as feeding themselves, personal hygiene, etc. after beach one else saw the fish and there were no shark sightings elsewhere in North Myrtle Beach Monday, she said. "There's no positive proof that it was a shark," she said. "We do know that bluefish are very dangerous, and they swim with their mouths open." Donna Hibshman said doctors told her the cuts were too severe to be a bluefish. Mrs. Hibshman said the couple delayed their honeymoon for six weeks so they could buy a house and travel at the same time as their relatives. Several kinds of sharks usually swim off the shores of the Grand Strand. But in late August, they often come closer to shore, said Dean Cain of the state Department of Wildlife and Marine Resources. out bail. Greyhound authorities were notified and another bus driver was sent to finish the route. A court appearance was scheduled for Thursday. Olson was one of 2,800 drivers hired by Greyhound after drivers went on strike in March 1990. Kula said he could remember only one similar incident a few years ago, when a Greyhound driver was arrested on charges of drinking while driving a bus. Dennis Martini, federal programs manager for the Southwest Region of the Federal Highway Administration, said Aug. 20 that his office has launched an "exploratory examination" of Greyhound's driving record. He said data submitted by Greyhound would allow a comparison of its performance before and during the strike. Savannah. On April 11, 1990, the four men left a Mcintosh County pier for Tiger's Ledge, an uncharted fishing reef off Edisto Beach, S.C. On April 15, the boat sank about 50 miles offshore. The cause of the sinking is unknown. Almost 100 hours after the boat started taking on water, a private vessel found NeeSmith in the Atlantic Ocean, 20 miles off Hilton Head Island, S.C. He was clinging to a small fiberglass engine cover. The last time NeeSmith saw his three companions, they were hanging onto a rubber raft. NeeSmith, formerly a commercial fisherman, is now a machinist because he's afraid of water. After the accident he tried shrimp fishing, but he couldn't handle it, he said. It will be the responsibility of the Early Intervention teacher to apply these learning objectives in the home and provide parents with the assurances to use the methods. 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