Across South Carolina
From Wire Reports
Sunday, April 28, 2002

Clemson president wants higher tuition

CLEMSON -Tuition will be going up again at Clemson University if President Jim Barker gets his way.

Mr. Barker told the school's trustees that a 9 percent cut in higher education passed by the state Senate last week leaves him with no choice but to ask for another tuition increase this summer. Trustees approved a 42 percent tuition increase last summer.

Boy suffers leg bite from father's tiger

EASLEY -A pet tiger has been quarantined after it bit an 8-year-old Upstate boy in the leg.

The boy suffered four small puncture wounds when his father's tiger bit him last weekend, authorities said.

The tiger is being tested for rabies for 45 days. If the animal is not sick, it will be given back to its owner, said Jerry Harper, rabies control officer for the Pickens County Health Department.

Man devoured by dogs likely died naturally

CHARLESTON -A man whose skeletal remains were found scattered outside his home died from heart or respiratory problems nearly a month ago and was later eaten by his starving dogs, the coroner says.

Police thought someone had killed Louis Johnson because they found the back door to his Goose Creek house open and his bones strewn around his yard.

However, investigators now believe Mr. Johnson died in his home, and his body was dragged into the yard by his dogs when they ran out of food, Berkley County Coroner Wade Arnette said.

University narrows presidential search

COLUMBIA -Trustees at the University of South Carolina say they have narrowed their search to two presidential candidates to replace the retiring President John Palms.

Richard Miksad, dean of the school of engineering at The University of Virginia, and Andrew Sorensen, president of the University of Alabama, are the top candidates, said William Hubbard, search committee chairman.

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