Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Coast Lines

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

"I think the quilt's going to hit a lot of people hard,

especially down here, because they think it [AIDS] happens in

bigger towns, not around here."

-- Stephanie Allen, who lost her daughter to AIDS, sees the

AIDS Memorial Quilt as a way to bring home the reality of the

disease. The quilt will be displayed in Valdosta May 2. Story on

this page.

A MILLION DOLLAR GIFT

The family of a Savannah pediatrician and amateur archaeologist

has given $1 million to the State University of West Georgia,

the school's largest donation ever, to pay for scholarships and

projects in archaeology studies.

Antonio J. Waring Jr., who died of cancer in 1964, was

considered an expert on the archaeology of coastal Georgia, said

West Georgia professor and state archaeologist Lewis Larson Jr.

His friendship with Waring drew the family's attention to the

school's archaeology program.

College advancement director David Parkman said the endowment

will be paid into the program at about $50,000 each year,

depending on the need.

West Georgia's archaeology lab, named in honor of Waring

several years ago, received a gift from the Waring family last

spring: a remainder trust to generate about $200,000 for

academic, construction and other needs for the lab.

DROP BOB A LINE

Bob Phelps would like to write more about Georgia folks in his

Bob Phelps' people items. If you have a humorous anecdote

appropriate for this feature, about adults or children, write to

Bob Phelps, The Georgia Times-Union, P.O. Box 1949,

Jacksonville, FL 32231, or call him at 1-800-472-6397, extension

4271.

SCHOOL CLOSES DOORS

A private school that marketed itself internationally to gifted

black students has closed because of financial difficulties, two

years after it opened on the former Tift College campus. …

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