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July 11, 1992 Grant dishes some dirt on Graham Theories abound about why Gov. Bill Clinton picked Sen. Al Gore, instead of Florida's own Sen. Bob Graham as his running mate this week. Graham was briefly considered for the No.

2 spot Tuesday. Republican U.S. Senate contender Bill Grant, the former member of the U.S. House from the Big Bend, claims Clinton took a good look at Graham's past campaign contributions from indicted Centrust kingpin David Paul, and links to Chilean arms dealer Carlos Cardoen. At a news conference a couple hours after Clinton announced his choice, Grant dutifully credited the National Republican Party with digging up some dirt that Graham has brushed off before.

Grant said we ought 1 to wonder how a guy whose own presidential nominee won't pick him for veep can be trusted with another Senate term. Still, Grant was dogged by questions of why he'd suggested Graham for vice president in 1988. Essentially, he explained, that was then. This is now. Bill Cotterell Negative Hillary Speaking of presidential politics, local Republicans must have some polling data indicating Hillary Clinton is a negative factor among conservative Floridians.

State GOP Chairman Van Poole and the party's executive director Ned Monroe, both said in separate conversations this week that Graham was needed on the ticket "for the Clintons to carry Florida." Not Clinton, but "the Clintons." Before they jerked her out of the primary spotlight, after her "tea and cookies" gaffe, the Arkansas first lady had remarked that if you vote for him, you get her too. Obviously, the GOP wants us to think so. Bill Cotterell Late qualifiers Bob Graham, incidentally, filed his re-election qualifying papers in the secretary of state's elections division Thursday shortly after getting the news that Gore was to be Clinton's running mate. Grant filed his Friday. Qualifying on Thursday was Buster Smith, running against U.S.

Rep. Pete Peterson, D-Marianna, in the newly aligned 2nd Congressional District. Peterson had qualified for re-election last Monday. Smith, an Altha farmer, made an all-day tour across the district, 9A NOTEBOOK with stops in Lake City, Tallahassee, Blountstown and Panama City to begin his campaign for the Democratic nomination. Bill Cotterell For the coastal vote No, your eyes were not deceiving you if you saw a Leon County candidate's campaign.

sign stuck along U.S. in Wakulla County last weekend. And, no, it was not a mistake. The yellow circle urging voters to put Dave Lang in the county clerk's office was placed there by Lang's wife, Mary Alma. The sign is at the entrance of the Lang's beach house on St.

Teresa, near other weekend homes owned by Tallahasseeans. Mary Alma Lang said campaign crews are making the signs silk screening and all at Lang's campaign headquarters on Apalachee Parkway "to save some money." "The circles have been real challenging," Mary Alma Lang said. "But it gives us a different look." Dana Peck School-board notes Donna Uzzell, who chairs the Leon County School Board, opened a campaign account this week. Uzzell, who represents District 2, will have to pay the $1,518.68 qualifying fee. Richard Merrick, a former board member running for Leon County school superintendent, learned earlier this week that he has saved the $5,504.78 for that race.

He made it onto the ballot by petition, as so many are doing this year. Kathleen Laufenberg Meet the clerk hopefuls You can meet five candidates for Clerk of Court on Monday, when the Capital City Democratic Women's Club meets at the Western Sizzlin Steak House on North Monroe. Clerk candidates Carolyn Colson, Sam Hurst, David Lang Jane Sauls and Russell Sykes plan to be there and give little speeches. Also on the agenda is Karen Woodall, running against Hurley Rudd for House District 10. Listening is free.

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Jerry Archie Brinson Jerry Archie Brinson, 44, of Thomasville, died Thursday in Quitman, Ga. The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Cairo Church of God in Cairo, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. A native of Pelham, and longtime resident of Thomasville, he was a construction worker for Trico Construction Co. and a member of Cotton Assembly of God Church in Cotton, Ga.

He is survived by three daughters, Sheri Brinson Palmer, Angie Brinson Mitchell and Candice Brinson, all of Thomasville; his mother, Virginia Wright Palmer of Cairo; two sisters, Faye West and Sylvia Pollock, both of Cairo; four brothers, Wendell Brinson of Bainbridge, Bobby Brinson of Crawfordville, Jimmy Brinson of Quitman and Larry Brinson of Pelham; and three grandchildren. (Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, 912-377-1414.) Auburn Lee Brown The service for Auburn Lee Brown, 51, of Blountstown, who died Thursday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, will be at 4 p.m. CDT (5 p.m. EDT) today at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown (674-5449), with burial at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Will Cason The service for Will Cason, 94, of Greenville, who died Friday at Brooks County Hospital i in Quitman, will be at 10 a.m.

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Glen Ireland, 36, faces pimping charges for his part in running Scenic Tours. "One ring ran into another, which ran into another ring," Undersheriff Larry Campbell said Fri- OBITUARIES ty. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at T.J. Beggs Jr.

Sons Funeral Home in Madison (973- 2258). Curt Davis Curt Davis, 42, of Crawfordville died Thursday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. The service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, with burial at St. Elizabeth Seton Cemetery.

A native of Kokomo, and resident of Crawfordville for 30 years, he was a heavy-equipment construction operator for Davis Piling Co. He is survived by his mother, Martha Davis of Crawfordville; his wife, Becky Davis of Crawfordville; two sons, Robert and Jake Davis, both of Crawfordville; two daughters, Carrie Duggar and Gabriel Davis, both of Crawfordville; four brothers, Gene Davis, Jeff Davis, Dennis Davis and Rod Davis, both of Crawfordville; a sister, Judie Davis of Crawfordville; and two grandchildren. (Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville, 926-3333.) Roosevelt Franklin The service for Roosevelt Franklin, 83, of Tallahassee, who died Wednesday at Perry Health Facility, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church in Woodville, with burial in the church cemetery.

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10 AM-2 PM Coral Lee Velisek, right, like Vinny Tear, far left, and Glen Ireland, left, ran an escort service. day. "This is the first time we've found anything of this magnitude." The sheriff's department was led to the three prostitution operations months ago during a drug investigation, Campbell said. Many of the prostitutes are in the business to support their drug habits. A housewife, state worker, legal secretary and college students from 18 to 52 years old were part of the group of prostitutes who sold The service will be at 3 p.m.

Sunday at Rocky Ford Cemetery in Taylor County. Family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m. today at T.J. Beggs Jr. Sons Funeral Home in Madison (973-2258).

A native of Dothan, and former resident of Perry, he lived in Greenville for 42 years. He was a farmer and a member of Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Adell Hall of Greenville; two sons, Raymond Hall of Woodville and Albert Hall of Jacksonville; a brother, Lonnie Young of Houston; four sisters, Lenora Sistrunk of Sanford, Epsy Davis of Monroe, Cleaster Wilford of Tallahassee and Lillian McClver of Woodville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. John Bennett Henderson The service for John Bennett Henderson, 96, of Bainbridge, who died Thursday at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. today at Blackjack Baptist Church, with burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Decatur County, Ga.

(Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge, 912-246-4411.) Celilia Lavene Moat The service for Celilia Lavene Moat, 61, of Altha, who died Thursday at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, will be at 4 p.m. today at Altha First Baptist Church, with burial at Chipola Cemetery. (Bailey Funeral Home in Altha, 762-3965.) Audrey J. Richardson The service for Audrey J. Rich- sex, said Lt.

Charlie Brooks. Four of the prostitutes were arrested and others helped in the investigation, Campbell said. He refused to say whether charges are expected against the customers, adding that the investigation is continuing. All of the agencies used an answering service in setting up appointments at motels or homes, and Tear's agency even used a toll-free number. Velisek and the women who worked for her sometimes met customers in her home.

The agencies advertised for customers and employees in the Tallahassee Democrat, Campbell said. Customers were charged $150 and the agencies were paid from $50 to $65. ardson, 71, of Tallahassee, who died Thursday at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. today at Culley's MeadowWood Timberlane Road Chapel (877- 8191), with burial at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park. Heat called likely cause of death of Pensacola worker Associated Press PENSACOLA A 47-year-old Pensacola construction worker likely died of heat stroke, just hours after telling co-workers at a job site that the sun was getting to him, authorities said Friday.

David Black died Thursday, not long after co-workers told him at 12:30 p.m. to put his tools down and get into the shade, said Escambia County sheriff's deputy Mark Wass. Black walked away and coworkers lost sight of him, Wass said. When they couldn't find him, they called the sheriff's office and after a search found Black in a wooded area 50 yards from the construction site. An autopsy Friday indicated Black died of heat stroke.

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