Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 9, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Atlanta team will manage ER at ARMC
Florida-based TPEP does not appear as if it will have any involvement with ARMC.
BY KAREN DAILY
Despite severing its contract with an independent practice of local physicians earlier this year and initially opting to contract with a Florida-based management group, it appears as if another management team will.oversee the emergency department at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
True Partners Emergency Physicians of Florida, headed by Dr. David Soria, is no longer advertising for emergency room physicians jobs at ARMC. The emergency room physician positions previously posted online by TPEP are now listed with an Atlanta-based management team, AthcnaMI).
Phone messages left for the parlies involved were not returned. An ARMC spokeswoman said the hospital would not comment,
Earlier this year Aiken Regional terminated its contract with Aiken Emergency Medical Physicians and its six emergency room physicians, Stephen A.D. Grant, F. Martin James, Stephen J. Platte, Clifford D. Staggs, Douglas M. Weddle and Edward W. Yeh, and began actively recruiting physicians willing to work for TPEP.
The doctors are contracted though Nov. 15. The job postings for AthenaMD list a job start date at Nov. 16.
TPEP’s job postings are no longer listed on numerous physician online sites. The AthenaMD openings for emergency department physicians at Aiken Regional Medical Centers appeared within the last week.
St. takes dive on first day after downgrade
Candidates file for City Council seats
Beckum to challenge Mayor Fred Cavanaugh.
BY AMY BANTON
LEARNING THE ROUTINE: Ryan Uhle, an Aiken High freshman, and his new guide dog, Sandy, take a walk around the expansive campus to help each other learn where Ryan’s classes are. Aiken High itinerant vision teacher Denise Hyman is seen at left.
Guide dog helps teen navigate high school
Monday was the last day to file for three City of Aiken seats up for election in November, and several candidates have declared that they will run.
Jet Beckum filed Monday for the mayoral seat currently held by Republican Fred Cavanaugh, who will be running for his sixth term. v Gail Bush Diggs and Sunny O’Donovan have both filed for the District I Council member seat. Councilwoman Beverly Clybum, who currently holds that position, is not seeking reelection.
Lastly, Republican Councilman Dick Dewar, who holds the District 3 seat, will run unopposed unless there are any petition candidates.
Beckum, running as a Republican candidate, has liv ed in Aiken for around IO years and resided in the county for at least 20. Originally from Louisv die, Ga., he graduated from Georgia Southern University and earned a master’s degree in education. He was a teacher for IO years and has worked as a budding contractor for around 39 years.
Beckum said he believes the people should have more control ov er their gov eminent rather than the government hav ing more control over the people.
“I just thought with the condition of the country right now, there needs to be
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BY ROB NOVIT
At the age of 5, Ryan Uhle played tec-bull, which was a pretty amazing achievement since the small boy lost his sight to ocular cancer three years earlier.
His father Mike would join Ryan in short right field and stand next to the tee during his son’s al-bats, providing ongoing radiolike commentary. Ryan could see the ballpark and the action around him through his lather’s eyes.
Ryan, now 14, spent Monday morning at Aiken I Ugh, where he w ill enroll as a freshman next week.
He was accompanied by Sandy, who has brought him a new set of eyes. Ryan obtained the 2-year-old Labemese guide dog a few weeks ago. Sandy is a mix of Labrador retriever and Burmese mountain dog. He and Ryan play w ith each other at home, but when the harness is on, Sandy is all business.
It will take six months, Ryan said, for he and Sandy to become best friends. Yet they
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BEATING THE HEAT: Sandy, a Labernese guide dog for Aiken High ninth-grader Ryan Uhle, takes a break following a formal walk with Ryan around the school campus. A native of Canada, Sandy just moved to Aiken and is trying to get used to the heat.
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Adele Pope filed a complaint against Wilson and Russell Hauknight, the current trustee of the James Brown Legacy Trust.
Hie trust, according to the complaint, was never a part of Brown’s estate plans but was created by tonner South Carolina Attorney General Henry Mc Master.
Pope claims that on May 4 Bauknight filed documents that valued Brown s “worldwide music empire” at $4.7 million upon Brown s Christmas Day 2006 death - much less than the $85 million Pope claims it is worth, after the payment of debts.
In the complaint, Pope states that records
for which her Freedom of Information Act requests ha\ e been repeatedly denied would prove that the assets are valued at $85 million - not less than $4.7 million.
Atter Brown died in 2006, his trust was ordered to be used to pay tor the education of his six children and then to help procide an education for underpin lleged children.
Controversy ensued involving the trustees of the estate, and the initial trustees were removed and replaced with Pope and Robert Buchanan.
McMaster and Bauknight filed a lawsuit against Pope and Buchanan in 2010, claiming that the two overvalued the assets at $85 million.SEE LAWSUIT, 14A
Attorney: Records would prove that assets ot the late James Brown are valued at $85M, not $4.7M.BY ANNA [email protected]
A complaint filed rn a Newberry court last week against South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson asks a judge to order the Attorney General's office to release documents it claims are related to the value of the Godfather of Soul James Brown’s assets Columbia attorney and former trusteerench Resistance hero ancy Wake dies at 98
jstralian Nancy Wake, who as a spy became ie the Allies’ most decorated servicewomen r her role in the French Resistance during brid War ll, has died in London. 16A