Disabled vets can get help with claim forms
The Disabled American Veterans national service officers will assist any military veteran with disability claim forms from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill.
Veterans should bring military discharge form DD2-14 Copy 4. For details, call the VFW after 2 p .m. today or Wednesday.
-- Mary Jo Balasco
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S.C. judge approves James Brown auction
COLUMBIA -- A South Carolina judge on Monday cleared the way for an auction of James Brown's possessions to be held later this week, giving fans a chance to bid on more than 300 items that belonged to the late soul singer.
Brown's red jumpsuit and sunglasses are among the items scheduled to go up for bid at Christie's auction house in New York on Thursday.
Whether the auction would take place at all was in doubt until Monday afternoon, when South Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Jasper Cureton lifted a temporary stay that was issued after the singer's former business managers raised objections to the sale.
In the order filed Monday, Cureton wrote that funds from the auction can be tracked through accounting and any disputes over whether the auction proceeds belong to Brown's estate or trust can be "sorted out at a later date," the order said.
Brown died in Atlanta on Christmas Day 2006, throwing into turmoil the future of his estate and trust. The total value of his estate is still unclear.
Thursday's auction is expected to bring about $1 million, Christie's spokeswoman Sara Fox said.