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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 1, 2003, Aiken, South Carolina Sports Bregg Park a stars Advance to tuesday july i 2003 Silken stand Arvol. 137, no. 182 your local source since 1867 of i m Rill hammers honors. The body of former sen. Strom Thurmond lies in state in the Rotunda of the South Carolina state House surrounded by Mem Jar i Ali. I i i. In 11 Vajk hers of the army and air National guard sunday Thurmond a funeral is today in Columbia and his burial will be in Edgefield county. Mourners still flock to state House the Gulf coast Shellhouse funeral Home reports break in says body not involved responded to the Hayne Avenue mortuary at around 9 . Saturday after a 9-1-1 Call. Thurmond a body had been taken there for funeral preparation after his death at Edgefield county hos Wiital Shellhouse thursday evening. When authorities arrived. Shellhouse told officers that funeral Home staffers reported hearing two people enter a by Karen daily staff writer the body of sen. Strom Thurmond was never compromised during a weekend disturbance at Shellhouse funeral Home according to funeral director Robert Shellhouse. Shellhouse said the breaking was the first at the facility in the la years since it was opened. The funeral Home is located in an upscale neighbourhood just blocks from the Center of downtown Aiken. Aiken police and the Aiken county sheriffs office Side door of the facility used for Flower deliveries. According to Shellhouse the two people ran upstairs and were heard to open several doors on the upper floor until staffers called out and scared the intruders away. He said the entire incident transpired Over the course of a a few a police incident report did not indicate whether the Side door was locked when entry was made and a police spokesman was unable to provide further information see Home Page 4a Thurmond a to be biggest . Funeral in a Century by Jeffrey columns associated press Columbia perhaps ifs appropriate for a Man who lived for More than a Century to have the Type of funeral not seen in South Carolina in More than Iso years. Former sen. Strom Thurmond a funeral tuesday was set to include emotional oratory stirring hymns and a horse drawn Caisson pulling the Flag draped casket on a Long procession to the cemetery. A southerners do put great stress upon a proper funeral and i think that will add to the style of it a said Charles Reagan Wilson head of the Center for the study of Southern culture at the University of Mississippi. A i would suspect the Thurmond funeral will see funeral Page 4a Beatty Frashuer prostitution sting nets 6 by Kathy Jefcoats staff writer three men and three women face prostitution charges after being arrested in a weekend sting operation. Aiken sheriff Michael Hunt said monday that the arrests Are the culmination of a month Long investigation into prostitution. Richard Beatty 31. Of 4371 Augusta Road Clearwater Candipan 27, of 206 Creek View Circle Martinez a. Sandy Frashuer 31, of 605 Kershaw drive Belvedere Glenn Haynie 41, of 3710 Lexington drive Augusta and Lisa Lambert. 28. Of 2284 Dar Kington drive Augusta Are charged with prostitution. Michael s. Clark 35, of 2571 san Sebastian court Hepzibah ga., is charged with prostitution Possession of marijuana and open Container. Beatty and Frashuer were arrested at a North Augusta restaurant said Hunt. The other suspects were rounded up from an Aiken area hotel. Authorities declined to release the names of the businesses a the hotel because they done to believe the management was involved and the restaurant because the suspects just happened to be there when they were arrested. Hunt said the men drove the women to a particular location and completed the business transaction Money for sex. The Drivers returned and took the women to another location where the Money was divided. Under South Carolina statutes it is illegal for anyone to knowingly transport a person for the purposes of prostitution. A conviction for a first offence carries a punishment of a Fine up to $200 or confinement for up to 30 Days. Hunt did not Kuna at press time if the arrests were the first offences for any of the suspects. Beatty was released on $1,500 Bond Clark on $1,672.50 and Frashuer on $440. The other three remain in the detention Center at press time. The investigation was a joint Effort of the Aiken sheriffs office and North Augusta department of Public safety and Richmond and Columbia counties sheriffs departments in Georgia. Contact Kathy Jefcoats at Lambert by Jeffrey columns associated press Columbia a the lines weren to nearly As Long monday but the people were just As Wistful As they visited the state House to say goodbye to former sen. Strom Thurmond. Hundreds turned out sunday evening to pay their respects to the Southern icon and his family during a four hour visitation. Thurmond died thursday at age too. With family members absent monday the lines dwindled. However smaller crowds gave people time to pause and Bow their Heads in silent prayer at the Flag draped casket or look at a display Case holding Thurmond a military medals. On sunday 1,186 people stopped at the state House. Mondays 10-hour visitation brought 3,396. A military guard still stood watch just Thurmond across from an Oil painting of and always had something where. Ten condolence books listed mourners from As close As Columbia and Cayce and As far away As Beaufort and Gaffney. Mildred Suber Tyler came from Prosperity. She met the former senator in the 1960s, when she belonged to the College republicans at Columbia College. A after that he always remembered my name Thurmond several decades earlier. Visitors came from every kind to say when he saw me a Tyler said. Shelia motts of Irmo came on her Day off monday with her son and Mother. A the did a lot for us a the common people a and we wanted to show and i had to show just How much he meant a motts said. Her Mother quickly chimed in. A if South carolinians wanted something done they asked Strom a Belva motts said. A the put South Carolina on the the Rev. Tommy Browne dressed in a suit. He said he befriended Thurmond in the see mourners. Page 4a by Janet Mcconnaughey associated press new Orleans tropical storm Bdl pounded the Gulf coast on monday spinning off a Tornado that injured four people forcing evacuations and leaving nearly 200,000 Homes and businesses without Power. The storm swamped the streets of new Orleans French Quarter and prompted Crews to slam shut the floodgates protecting the Low lying City Louisiana gov. Mike Foster declared a statewide Emer gency and Mississippi gov. Ronnie Musgrove declared an emergency in three Southern counties. One person was seriously Hurt and three suffered minor injuries when the Tornado Tore up a trailer Home in Reserve. 38 Miles from new Orleans. Twenty other trader Homes and a private school gym also were damaged said Van Gilmore assistant director of civil defense in St. John the Baptist Palish. Three fishing vessels in cat Island pass about 60 Miles see tropical page5afirecrackers can set off problems for air travellers by Leslie Miller associated press Washington anyone who plans to set off fireworks on the fourth of july be forewarned your pyrotechnics May delay you at the Airport later. Ultra sensitive equipment that can detect minuscule traces of explosives on suitcases and skin might raise suspicions at the Security Gate. If there a roman Candle residue on a Carryon bag a government Security agent probably Wal want a Chat before the bag is taken aboard the plane. Ever since Federal Security screener began checking baggage for weapons and bombs at airports last year they be been discovering suspicious substances used for innocent purposes on air travel Erst Luggage. Fertilizer for example can activate an alarm. That a Why the transportation Security administration warns golfers to clean their shoes and clubs before heading to the Airport. Susan Hallowell director of the tsars Security Laboratory said the equipment has detected residue on police officers after they be come off firing ranges on people who set off avalanches for a living and on heart patients who take nitroglycerine tablets. This is the first Independence Day that the government will be inspecting All checked baggage. Carrying or shipping fireworks sparklers and other pyrotechnics aboard air planes has been illegal for years because of the fire threat. The penalty can be severe. Up to five years in prison and fines of As much As $250,000 for individuals. $500,000 for corporations. A we need people to think before they come to the Airport what they re bringing what they re packing and How much time they re allowing Quot Tsa spokesman Robert Johnson said. A fall these proce dures Are in place to prevent weapons from getting on Board aircraft and to keep bombs out of residue from substances used in bomb making and other explosive pursuits can dissolve into the skin and stay for Days the Way garlic clings to hands. Particulates then can be transferred through touch to credit cards clothing watchbands and Luggage. Inside tvs Issue Bridge 6b Calendar 3a classifieds 5b crossword 7b dear Abby 8a for the record 10a Horoscope 6b movie listings opinions sports to listings 3b 11a 1b 3b today s weather Low High of i if full details. 10b area Dennis Daniel j. Hallman jr., Columbia notices and services 10a Talback Mem editorial it it a 8 34009 00001

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