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STATE THE DAILY PROGRESS, Charlottesville, Saturday, December 26, 1998 REGION Storm leaves some Virginians powerless Richmond, Petersburg, Williamsburg and Gloucester areas hit hardest Associated Press Dolores Carter of Glenns was just one of the estimated 224,000 Virginians facing a dark and cold Christmas after an ice storm knocked out electrical service, so she sought warmth 13 miles away at a shelter in Gloucester. "It was scary. We would have been like two ice cubes come morning," said Ms. Carter, who spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at the Moose Lodge with about 20 other people whose homes were without power. Despite the efforts of about 1,000 Virginia Power workers, officials said the heavy ice storm that hit Virginia would keep the lights off in many homes at least until the weekend.

The ice storm knocked down power lines and was blamed for six traffic fatalities. In addition, hundreds of Department of Transportation workers were out on the holiday, trying to clear fallen trees from the roads. "It's slow, but we are making headway," said Bo Ozmore, a VDOT supervisor who was sawing away at a fallen oak on Interstate 64 in Providence Forge. Scheduling Continued from C1 sue electives and meet the quota of classes required for an advanced diploma. Through block scheduling, more periods can be squeezed into the school year without simply slicing the school day into shorter classes.

"It's very hard, if you keep a sixperiod day. for youngsters to get in all those required courses and have any time for band or four years of foreign language or chorus or any of what we call vocational classes," said Canady, who celebrated his 66th birthday on Christmas. "Since 1988, as states have raised graduation requirements, you can see, parallel to that, a drop in enrollment in the performing arts classes and in vocational sciences." A high school in Jamestown, N.Y., has pared some classes down to only 41 minutes, he said. "It's DEATH NOTICES BURTON Richard Burton, 33, of Washington, D.C., died Wednesday at D.C. General Hospital.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. DOUGHERTY Cora Lee Dougherty, 90, formeriy of Fredericksburg and Varhamsville, died Thursday in Charlotte, N.C. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is in charge of arrangements. HARRIS George Harris, 69, of Esmont, died Thursday at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. LAMB Gladys Lamb, 87, of Madison, died Friday at Culpeper Hospital. Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque is in charge of arrangements. ROBINSON Charles Edward "Sam" Robinson, 80, of Keswick, died Friday in a local nursing home.

Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. THOMAS Marguerite Rhea Thomas, 87, of Fork Union, died Friday in Charlottesville. Colbert Funeral Home of Bremo Bluff is in charge of arrangements. 1 VI Cora Lee Dougherty Cora Lee Dougherty, 90, formerly of Fredericksburg and Varhamsville, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, in Charlotte, N.C.

where she made her home with her great-niece, Susan Sanford Williams, to whom she was godmother. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Linwood Martin and the late Luella Perry Martin who were of Orange County. Her husband was the late George Dougherty. Born Aug. 9, 1908, in Unionville, she was a retired chief operator for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co.

in Fredericksburg, where she worked for a number of years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She is survived by one niece, Barbara Gentry Sanford of Charlotte, N.C. and two nephews, J. Edward Gentry of Madison and Michael Martin of Fredericksburg; five greatnieces and two great-nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.

Monday in the Unionville Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Roy A. Martin officiating. between. At one point Christmas Eve, about 280,000 homes and businesses served by Virginia Power were without service.

Smaller power suppliers also were affected. American Electric Power had 7,000 customers without service at the height of the storm, but power had been restored to all but 190 by Friday evening. Bob Broughman, owner of the Village Trading Post in Windsor Shades, about 20 miles east of Richmond, managed to keep his gas station and mini market open, despite the power outage. And when the generators gave out, Broughman led customers around the store with a flashlight. "It's a community store and people are running out of things," he said.

"As long as they keep coming and need something, we'll stay open." The most popular items, besides gasoline and kerosene, were beer, cigarettes and water. Customer Steve Griffith said his family slept next to the fireplace on Christmas Eve. Several localities kept emergency shelters open for residents who had no heat. American Society of Criminologists. "One of the strengths of the UCR was that there was a picture of crime over time," Chilton said.

"But we didn't have any characteristics of victims. That was probably its greatest weakness." About 200 local police and sheriff's departments will meet the state's Jan. 1 deadline to convert to the new system, and 72 others will convert in coming months. Some police officials are apprehensive about the new system, which will require lots of added paperwork time for officers. "It makes every crime report a term paper.

That's frustrating for said Arlington Police Chief Edward A. Flvnn. "This will be more like counting spider legs than spiders." But other may the crime prevention benefits will outweigh the drawbacks. "We have learned that, used properly, it's one of the best tools to come along," Hatch said. Home with the Rev.

William Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Monticello Memory Gardens. Floyd C. Shifflett Floyd Clarence Shifflett, 86, of Elkton, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at his home.

Born June 7, 1912, at Sandy Bottom, he was a son of the late Soloman and Mary Knight Shifflett. He was a carpenter and had worked construction before retiring due to his health. He lived his entire life in the Sandy Bottom community of eastern Rockingham County. Mr. Shifflett also served in the U.S.

Navy during World War II. On Sept. 6, 1933, he married the former Helen M. Williams, who survives. Also surviving are seven sons, James Leon Shifflett of Stanardsville, Thomas "Sonny" Shifflett, Floyd Wayne Shifflett, Alton Ray Shifflett, Jeffrey Lynn Shifflett, Jerry Allen Shifflett and Larry Richard Shifflett, all of Elkton; five daughters, Joyce Deavers of Harrisonburg, Betty Wood, JoAnne Roach, Gail Shifflett and Sharon Samuels, all of Elkton; a brother, Amos C.

Shifflett of Elkton; 35 grandchildren; 37 greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kyger and Trobaugh Funeral Home Chapel at Elkton. The Revs. Jeff Shifflett, Kinzy Reed and Addona Nissley will conduct the service.

Burial will be in the Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kyger and Trobaugh Funeral Home at Elkton. Friends also may call at the Shifflett home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O.

Box 152, Elkton, Va. 22827. George Merton Woods The family of George Merton Woods will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Teague Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army.

Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Obituaries and Death Notices are published through the advertising department of The Daily Progress. For more information, call 978-7294 between noon and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Daily Nordema Charlottesville firefighters Ben Sojka (left) and Brian Powell check on. the 22-pound turkey they prepared at the Ridge Street fire station.

Rescue Associated Press A Virginia Power crew works to free downed power lines along Route 106 east of Richmond. An estimated Ozmore said morale among the workers was good. "We take it in stride. We expect it," he said. The first major winter storm of the season focused most of its fury on Southside and east-central Virginia, where there was a run on awful hard to do real teaching in a 41-minute period.

By the time you get people settled down and call the roll, you're lucky to have 30 minutes left." A block schedule tends to reduce the number of disciplinary problems, cut down on tardiness and promote the use of labs and technology, Canady said. Because student misbehavior often starts in the halls between class periods, the block schedule affords fewer opportunities for such trouble to start. Block scheduling has come under fire from some teachers, who argue that students learn better when classes meet every day throughout the year. But such complaints are the exception rather than the rule, Canady said. Almost 80 percent of teachers who have used a block schedule for at least two years say they wouldn't want to return to a traditional schedule, he reported.

"For the most part, block scheduling has been pretty well received," he said. "It's still growing." 224,000 people lost power. kerosene heaters, generators, gloves and firewood purchased by people desperate to stay warm after the power went out. The worst outages for Virginia Power were in the Richmond, Petersburg, Williamsburg and Gloucester areas, and points in Crime Continued from C1 vide the FBI with figures for 46 crimes and report all crimes involved in one incident. In addition, the new system requires police to report details about each crime to the FBI so they can be entered into a computer database- up to 53 kinds of information, depending on the nature of the offense.

Details include such facts as the age and race of the victim, the victim's relationship to the offender and the type of place where the crime occurred. That information, too, will help greatly in spotting crime trends, police and criminologists said. For example, the data from the small number of states that are supplying such details show that more children are victims of fondling than crime analysts had realized, said Roland Chilton, a University of Massachusetts professor who is president-elect of the OBITUARIES OBITUARIES Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is in charge of arrangements. Beverly G. Ferrell Memorial services will be conducted for Beverly G.

"Red" Ferrell at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Castle and the Rev. Chris Martin officiating. The family will greet friends after the service.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the First Baptist Church, 735 Park Charlottesville, Va. 22902; or Gideon's International, P.O. Box 4542, Charlottesville, Va. 22905.

Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Iris J. Harrison Iris J. Harrison, 76, of Charlottesville, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, at a local hospital.

Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Gladys Lamb Gladys Lamb, 87, of Madison, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at Culpeper Hospital. She was born July 17, 1911, a 8 daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.

Willis Lamb. Her husband was the late Elijah M. Lamb. She is survived by four sons, Paul W. Lamb of Front Royal, Dewey L.

Lamb of Rochelle, Charles E. Lamb of Madison and Ralph T. Lamb of Good Hope Church; two daughters, Pricella Lamb McDaniel of Madison and Gloria Kuser of Front Royal; two sisters, Hazel Lamb of Charlottesville and Sadie Lamb of Stanardsville; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lamb was a member of Shiloh Brethren Church.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque with the Rev. Charles Shifflett officiating. Interment will take place in the Brethren Cemetery on the Middle River. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

today at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque. Catherine L. Little A graveside memorial service for Catherine Bruce Lockwood Little will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ivy, by the Rev.

Miller Hunter. Continued from C1 potatoes, biscuits, pumpkin, carrot and blueberry pie, plus other tasty victuals along with the carved turkey. But it was Nikki D. Kielar, 23, who made the fudge brownies for her extended family. Kielar, who is a volunteer with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, was working an 11- hour shift, and she still had to go to work that evening in the emergency department at the University of Virginia Medical Center where she is a technician.

"I'll take a nap this afternoon," she said. "I'm not married and my family is in Denver; I can't see them, and it's either spending alone, or with these guys. Of course, that's our big holiday, but I'm going to see them soon, so it's no big deal." Knits Continued from C1 Senior Center, because I'm a widow lady," explained Ward, a resident of Albemarle County just west of Charlottesville. Ward has practiced her craft for Head Start over the last several years, averaging 20 to 30 sets of hats and mittens each year. But she started practicing the craft decades ago.

Ward learned how to knit while growing up during the Depression. A neighbor in Brooklyn, N.Y., offered an irresistible opportunity: Hogs Continued from C1 If Carroll's Foods had not guaranteed a consistent price, "I wouldn't have even thought about doing what we're doing," Huskey said. He declined to say how much he receives per pig. Carroll's Foods did not return a message left with them. While hog prices remain stable for Huskey, he has seen Carroll's make some cutbacks to trim its expenses since the pork market But while most of the people in the room were single, some of the married men were able to spend some time with their children that morning or their close companions.

"On holidays a lot of people will have other firefighters cover for them for a few hours," said Battalion Chief B.M. Grimm, a 20-yearveteran of the fire department. Grimm said he was able to open presents with his two kids, ages eight and 12, who "were buried in wrapping paper" on Christmas morning. Another firefighter, 27-year-old Robert A. Goetz, doesn't have any children, but he quipped that if he didn't make it home, his girlfriend would bring Christmas to the station.

But like all of the men and women in the room, not one complained and most appeared to 1 be in a jovial mood. "It's no big deal," said Goetz. "There's good food, good family and low call volume." knitting lessons, homemade oatmeal cookies and Dodgers baseball games on the radio, she recalled. Later, she knitted for her four sons, who seemed to lose mittens as fast as she could produce them. She now often knits while watching TV.

And although she doesn't know how long it takes her to fashion a complete set, one recently knitted mitten required three hours of labor. The knitters and don't take much of at eak. Producing enough hats and mittens is a year-round task. "We will be at it aguin after the first of the year," Mueller vowed. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Hill Wood Funeral Home is in be charge of arrangements. Charles E. Robinson Charles Edward "Sam" Robinson, 80, of Keswick, died Dec. 25, 1998, in a local nursing home. Born May 22, 1918, in Keswick, he was a son of the late William C.

and Katie Virginia Mitchell Robinson. Mr. Robinson was a retired horse trainer and machinist from Clevland, Ohio. He loved horses, people and dancing. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Anna Belle Robinson; three sons, Charles E.

"Chuck" Robinson of Keswick, Edward G. "Eddie" Robinson and his wife, Pat, of Willoughby, Ohio, and William C. "Wild Bill" Robinson of Keswick; one daughter, Patricia Ann "Patty" Robinson of Plainesville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews and a very special niece, Marietta James; and his prized pet rooster, George Jr. In addition to his parents, Mr. Robinson was predeceased by a brother, William C.

Robinson and four sisters, Annie Gillespie, Mary Karlsson, Etta Robinson and Catherine Harding. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the South Plains Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. J. Kim Steinhorst officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Teague Funeral Home. The family would like to express special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Martha Jefferson Hospital and the Hospice, and a very special thank you to Dr. Joseph May. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company, 3501 Steamer Drive, Keswick, Va.

22947; and the Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 160, Charlottesville, Va. 22902. Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. James T.

Robinson Jr. A funeral service for James Thomas "Tommy" Robinson Jr. will be conducted at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of the Hill Wood Funeral bottomed out earlier this year. For example, the company is not giving its contracted farmers a ham for Christmas as it usually does.

And it also has canceled its annual spring get-together for the farmers, he said. Wood said he was unaware of any local hog farmers who were not contracted to Carroll's. "I don't really know of anybody producing hogs independently in the county," he said. "There are virtually none." The Associated Press contributed to this story. SANTA FUND Children in need are the beneficiaries of the Santa Fund, which has been serving Central Virginia for more than a century.

Money collected by the Santa Fund is used to buy clothing, shoes, medicine and other necessary items for children whose families are in financial difficulty. The fund is sponsored by The Daily Progress and radio station WINA in conjunction with the United Way Thomas Jefferson Area. Contributions can be mailed to: Santa Fund, 2560-D Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Va. 22903. LOTTERY Virginia Lottery numbers drawn Friday, Dec 25.

Numbers not official until verified by lottery agent. Pick 3: 7-6-4, x-X-X Pick 4: 6-2-3-5, X-X-X-X Cash 5: x-X-XX-XX-XX The Big Game: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (xx) Contributions In memory of Alix C. Houches, $10 Anonymous, $50 Morton Wilhelm, $50 WT Work and Invite-A-Guest, $100 The Social Bugs, $50 In memory of Bernie Seidler, $25 This donation is in honor of Steve, Christina and J. P. Horton, $20 Cole and Company, $200 Truck Parts East and Employees, $100 In memory of Mother and Daddy Bull and Sisters, $100 In memory of Mother and Daddy Rudolf and Brothers, $100 For Kris, $50 In loving memory of Perry Ray Tapscott, $25 Merry Christmas from the Cawley Family, $100 On a $100 TODAY'S TOTAL: $1,080 TOTAL TO DATE: $39,107.22 GOAL: $60,000 TO REACH GOAL: $20,892.78 LOTTERY Virginia Lottery numbers drawn Thursday, Dec.

24. Numbers not official until verified by lottery agent. Pick 3: 0-0-0, 7-8-3 Pick 4: 3-8-6-1, 2-4-0-2 Cash 5: 8-10-27-28-32 WE DELIVER FOR HOME DELIVERY OF THE DAILY PROGRESS CALL 978-7201.

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