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Robesonian (Newspaper) - April 23, 1984, Lumberton, North Carolina Trial has ta inted N C KKK Nazis lawyers admit Whar s the grass Staff photo by DONNIE ROBERTS The beef was having difficulty finding any grass in this mostly dirt pasture south of Fair mont on NC 41 The cows were devouring the few blades of grass they could find Virginia officials say Hunt reneged From AP reports VIRGINIA BEACH Va North Carolina Goy Jim Hunt last year backed out of a secret agreement to support a plan to pipe water from Lake Gaston to Tidewater Virginia say court documents filed by Virginia Beach officials The agreement was struck just before the gover nors representative surprised Virginia officials by opposing the project at a public hearing in Lawrenceville the court papers said Several Virginia officials contended that Hunt changed his mind when he realized the political con sequences of supporting the pipeline The allegations echoed in January by Sen Jesse Helms RNC who alleged Hunt struck a deal with Virginia Hunt denied the charge and his aides repeated denials recently There was never any deal said Joe Grimsley Hunts Senate campaign director and former secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community There was never any discussion about any kind of binding agreement But the court papers filed by Virginia Beach in a suit asserting its right to the Lake Gaston water said Grimsley agreed that North Carolina would not op pose the pipeline project in return for agreements by Virginia to take certain other actions with respect to other water matters affecting North Carolina At a meeting last Aug 22 between officials of the two states in Virginia the documents said Virginia parties understood that an agreement had been struck pledging Virginia to undertake certain actions in consideration of North Carolinas commitment not to oppose the project State parks short if I RALEIGH State parks are as close as 50 miles for 98 percent of North Carolinas residents and 54 million people visit one each year but the increased use has put an increased strain on park manpower according to state officials Our studies indicate we can handle upwards of 15 million people without being overcrowded or ed said Jim Stephens director of the state Division of Parks and Recreations He also noted that park usage is growing six times faster than the states population But more visitors require more staff members Stephens said which is a continuing problem for parks Of our 28 major parks we have 10 that have only two fulltime people working Stephens said We need three to make sure there is a ranger in the park during the hours it is available for use Stephens said park officials have used maintenance employees or other workers at times to man some state parks but rangers are needed to supervise the facilities The rangers perform two functions Stephens NC Briefs said They look after the people the park and they protect the resource The state park system which now includes acres in 41 parks will probably not grow much larger Stephens said He said the state has plans to acquire about 10000 more acres for access and buffers The parks Stephens said are Godgiven natural gems the state has been fortunate to acquire Chicago man top whistler LOUISBURG Joel A Brannon blew out rendi tions of jazzman Dave Brubeck and Earth Wind and Fire at the 11th annual National Whistlers Convention and it was good enough for first prize in the contem category Brannon of Chicago said his shrill brassy sounds make his style unique A lot of people dont even believe its me ing said Brannon a professional flutist But it is But Brannon didnt travel the farthest to gain his prize Saturday Irving W Cohen came cross country from Oakland Calif but the said the trip was worth it after he claimed the honors for grand champion and for first place in the classical category Cohens melodic whistle glided through the Franklin County Courthouse in Louisburg as he bested entrants from across the United States to cap ture the title of grand champion He whistled his way to a championship in the classical category with his of an Offenbach opera The contest was divided into four categories classical contemporary special sounds and highest decibel leveK Performances in the four categories Peter F Hassell won the special sounds tion and placed second to Cohen overall and in the classical category Hassell said he practices his whistling while He drives his cab through New York City Isiah McArn of Wilson his tongue tucked behind his lower teeth let loose with the shrillest whistle of the day as many listeners put their hands over their ears I dont know why I do it that way he said Thats just the good Lords will 15 die on states highways RALEIGH Fifteen people have died on North Carolina roads during the Easter weekend including two men who were killed on a rural road after their car hit a tree and they were thrown into a lake ac cording to the North Carolina Highway Patrol The deaths bring this years toll to 344 compared with 331 at this time last year The NC State Motor Club had predicted that people would die over the holiday weekend which began at 6 pm Friday and continues until midnight tonight WINSTONSALEM AP Attorneys for nine Ku Klux Klansmen and Nazis acquitted of civil rights charges stemming from a 1979 demonstration say because the Klan and Nazi Party represent hatred and bigotry public sympathy naturally went to the sur of the rally Five demonstrators died in the Greensboro Shootout Defense attorneys say there is a continuing taint on North Carolina that began four years ago when six Klansmen and Nazis were acquitted in the state murder trial that grew out of the rally Its too easy to lapse into categorizing this as another example of oldfashioned racial justice said Jim D Cooley who represented a Klansman in the federal trial That galls me greatly because its not true What hap on Nov 31979 is not part of the civil rights move ment in the South or anywhere else The defense team concedes that public opinion is unlikely to change however This will go down forever the way this has been perceived Keith said unless someone writes a book based on all the evidence and it becomes a television movie Public opinion about the case began forming with videotapes from the Nov 3 1979 rally in Greensboro showing Klansmen and Nazis firing guns and five members of the Communist Workers Party dead But Roy G Hall Jr the attorney for one of the accused Nazis said the cameras never showed the guns demonstrators fired or what demonstrators did before the Klansmen and Nazis started shooting Today victims widows attorneys associate themselves with the socalled cause who will persist in telling a jaundiced version of what happened and ignore the realities of what happened that day said Fred R Harwell Jr who represented one of the Klansmen in the federal trial I think the press has tended to accept the party line And thats what it is In addition the Greensboro Justice Fund which represents survivors and relatives in a suit seeking damages from Klansmen and Nazis is represented by intelligent articulate spokesmen said Thomas J Keith attorney for an acquitted Klansman I think in big part the Greensboro Justice Fund has done a job of selling their point of view Keith said Encroaching ocean endangers beaches in both Carolinas By The Associated Press The Army Corp of Engineers has already spent million to restore beaches in North and South Carolina but where the ocean has threatened to topple homes and beachfront hotels tougher measures may be necessary In the past 10 years the US Army Corps of Engineers spent million pumping up sand to renourish beaches in North Carolina and million in South Carolina The federal government paid 70 percent of those costs while state and local governments funded the rest I fly down the South Carolina coast and see nearly all the developed beaches are armored with sea walls or revetments said Orrin Jr a Duke University geologist and an expert on coastal erosion Youve got to climb over a wall or a pile of rocks to get down on the beach Nearly every week a house on some beach is moved to save it from the ocean In Kill Devil Hills 15 or 20 houses have been relocated in the last two months and at Nags Head 50 and structures on the oceanfront have been moved two and three times said David Owens tor of the NC Office of Coastal Management In front of the Sea Ranch Hotel and TimeShare Apart ments at Kill Devil Hills artificial sand dunes have been pushed up to thwart the ocean The water was breaking against the dining room win dows said George Powell one of the Sea Ranch owners So far weve spent well over doing that Its a constant battle The value of the tourism industry and the high cost of oceanfront land stiffen the resolve to fight erosion If we mess up the tourist industry or our beaches weve taken away our livelihood said Joseph Saleeby former mayor Of North Myrtle Beach SC While coastal development shows no sign of slowing North Carolina recently increased setback lines on its beaches forcing new development farther inland And some South Carolina beach communities have establish ed their own setback requirements Most geologists agreed that the rising ocean is part of an cycle that follows the melting and freezing of glaciers In the past 2 million years the Carolinas coast has been inland as far as Florence SC and Rocky Mount and as far out as the edge of the continental shelf 30 to 50 miles east of where it is now The sea has risen some 400 feet in the past 18000 years although some beaches like Sunset Beach have gained ground in recent ears Sea walls and revetments of rocks and boulders tend to build on themselves Investigator says MacDonald innocent FAYETTEVILLE years after Dr Jef frey MacDonald was convicted of the murders of his wife and two daughters a retired New York City criminal investigator says he has uncovered evidence proving the original investigators decided MacDonald was guilty too soon Ray Shedlick says he has found witnesses to cor roborate claim that a group of hippies murdered his family in their Fort Bragg home in 1971 and can locate and produce them Shedlick who now operates an office in Raleigh said he was asked by an acquaintance to work on the Mac Donald case in 1981 and he went into it with the impres sion that the Green Beret captain was guilty But Shedlick said he has since changed his mind in sisting that the Fort Bragg Criminal Investigation Divi sion CID botched the case by moving evidence and even using kitchen utensils in the MacDonald home to make coffee while investigating the crime to four hours after the CID got to the scene and that medic moved the flower pot sat on the chair God knows what else that herd of elephants moved in there because they are completely tent the investigators say it was a staged scene Shedlick said That means MacDonald is guilty That set a devastating conclusion far too soon Shedlick said he has found several witnesses who claim that Helena Stoeckley and Greg Mitchell confess ed to the crime Both Ms Stoeckley and Mitchell are dead but Shedlick said he can produce two other West Germans protest at US missile base suspects He said he believed he had enough evidence to obtain an indictment against them I know specifically where they are Shedlick said I believe the documentation of the evidence is enough Shedlick said he also had a who hje the the night df the murder and said he talked to a woman who laughed and hung up on him Shedlick said the witness Jimmy Friar apparently had a drinking problem and had been a patient at Walter Reed Hospital where he had a doctor named Mac Donald Shedlick said Friar was transferred to Womack Hospital in Fayetteville where MacDonald was on staff and he slipped away on a drinking expedition He called the base hospital the night of the murder looking for Dr MacDonald and was given Jeffrey home telephone number He called and a girl answered the phone Shedlick said She was laughing and he heard noise in the background About oclock in the morning Shedlick claims the witnesses he has found were not interviewed by the CID or the Federal In If you put the whole thing together Mai Donald didnt do it Shedlick said Those people his wife and two children have not been avenged Its as simple as that What the CID did in their investigation when they lost their objectivity and went into tunnel vision put a man behind bars they let the killers of Colette Kristen and MacDonald go 3525 FAYETTEVILLE RD 7382012 West Germany AP About 15000 antinuclear protesters ringed a US Pershing missile base guarded by 1000 riot police today and tens of thousands more demonstrated in at least five other Cities across the country There were ho reports of violence during protests to day in or elsewhere in West Germany where five days of organized Easter demonstrations drew to a close The demonstrators are opposed to deployment of 572 nuclear missiles in West Germany Belgium the Netherlands Britain and Italy The missiles are intended to counter Soviet already in place and targeted at Western Europe At least 60 West German police vehicles and scores of police officers could be seen inside the base at and six helicopters were flying in more police A police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not supposed to give such in formation said about 1000 police guarded the base A festival atmosphere prevailed among demonstrators as they inserted wooden crosses into coils of concertina wire around the base Families with small children sat on the grass eating ice cream while groups sang and danced in the sunshine Some signs said No Rockets and Bread Instead of Weapons Peter Becker a spokesman for protesters estimated there were 15000 to 20000 protesters at the base Police estimated the crowd at 15000 Demonstration organizers claimed 70000 people rallied today in Frankfurt but police said about 18000 people turned out for the protest In Dortmund organizers claimed a rally drew 78500 protesters but police said no more than 15000 demonstrators took part In Cologne organizers put the number of protesters at 25000 about double the police estimate Police also estimated there were 10000 demonstrators in Munich and Nuremberg In Frankfurt as many as 6000 demonstrators ed a US installation where Pershing missiles are reportedly repaired The protesters later marched to a rally in the citys business center MATINEE 2329 UNTIL 6 PM RICK SPRINGFIELD HARD TO HOLD A UNIVERSAL SSI THE f IN AL CHAPTER A PARAMOUNT PICTURE PITCHFORK MASSACRE GREYSTOKE THE LEGEND OF TARZAN LORD OF THE APES O SHOW TIMES FOR TODAY ONLY Cerebral palsy victim decides she wants to live TIJUANA Mexico AP Elizabeth Bouvia the cerebral palsy victim who staged a lengthy legal battle to be allowed to die changed her mind Easter morning and asked for help to get bet ter a newspaper reported today At a motel she had her first solid food in seven months a Mexican sweet roll the San Diego Union reported She later had french fries part of an egg and muffin and two burritos at the Mexican hospital where she returned for treatment of a possible infection the paper said According to the report Ms Bouvia felt frustrated in being unable to carry out her death wish and gave in to the advice of friends to seek medical help during an intensely emotional nightlong discussion in a Mexican motel room The woman who for 7 months had in that she preferred death to a life in a useless body came to this border town seeking the manner of death she was denied in the United States But she became convinced that people in Mexico also would not stand by and let her end her life the newspaper reported r Ms Bouvia who checked out of Riverside General Hospital in Riverside Calif on April 7 first went to Hospital del MaWn Ti juana where the staff would aid her by administering painkillers and care the newspaper But she became dissatisfied there and on Friday checked into the seaside motel saying she intended to carry out her death wish with the aid of hired nurses the newspaper said According to the newspapers account Ms change of heart began Saturday night as she lay in the motel room accompanied by two friends San Diego Union reporter Lorie Hearn and a hospital intern who had taken a special interest in her Ms Bouvia was told that the nurses she had hired were worried that they might be prosecuted if they helped her to commit suicide and that the nurses planned to call in Mexican authorities Because she was a US citizen she probably would again end up in a California hospital against her will she was Ms Bouvia pleaded for two hours to be left die the newspaper said Im am not go ing to change my mind the Union quoted her as saying If they want to torture me go ahead You dont have a choice to die Thats been taken away from you said Bar bara Bradley a licensed psychiatric technician Ms Bouvia had befriended at Riverside General Ill go back and fight Ms Bouvia said Fight what Elizabeth Mrs Bradley said Youre not going to win this battle cant you see that been to two coun do you think you can go to France or Ger many or some other coun try Operations were promis ed in the United States that could ease her muscle spasms and treatments were discussed by Mexican doctors that might improve her conditions Mrs Bradley said We need you and we think you need us said Dr Rigoberto Alvarez Quintero told her Together we can do a lot of things It was near dawn Sunday by the time Ms Bouvia realized she could not achieve her death wish in Mexico Custom Mode MINI BUNDS Price HUX WALLPAPER Outlet Plaza Lumberton CINEMA IV SEAN ELIZABETH Racing E2 with the Moon DAILY What on Institution 13 I DAILY ROBERTS AVE HWY 301 MOVIE INFO 7387555 Where all you dreams came hue DAILY MATINEES ONLY SMURKS MAGIC FLUTE TP THE CREEK ONLY MS Bonnie and Clarence Have Been Selling GE Appliances for over 36 Years COLOR MONITOR QUARK SSS 19 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