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Robesonian (Newspaper) - April 5, 2004, Lumberton, North Carolina MONDAY A run 2004 s 1 Volume U Newspaper Holdings Inc AH Rights Reserved 50 cents SPORTS golfers tee it up Page IB Kerry to Edwards among candidates most often mentioned MKE GLOVER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS John Edwards offers boyish good looks and a trial lawyers verbal skills Kathleen Sebelius is a heartland governor whose gender is another factor And William Cohen provides politi cal balance Hes a Republican Theyre part of a talented field talked up as entries in the John Study urges ATV Kerry sweep stakes each with something to bring to the Democratic ticket Although many Democrats want Kerry to name a running mate soon their pre nominee doesnt appear to be in any hurry Kerrys selection process is unlikely to yield a decision for weeks There are no firm assur ances he will announce his selec tion before the nominating con vention in late July even though thats the goal See KERRY Page The heat of the night No one was injured when this hay storage building on Road caught fire Sunday about 9 pm Robeson County Fire Marshal Charles Britt said the cause of the fire is still under investigation Firefighters from Pine Terrace Britts and Smyrna volunteer fire departments took 20 minutes to get the flames under control The fire destroyed a horse trailer and lawn mower STAFF HIOTO iiv SIEVE HUMBERT Says helmets STEVE HARTSOE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH North Carolina one of a handful of states that does not restrict the use of vehicles could significantly reduce injuries and deaths among children by requiring helmets and other safety measures a study says The study compares ATV accidents from 19972000 in North Carolina which has no restrictions and Pennsylvania which requires helmets and restricts ATV use by children under age 16 among other laws The report which appears in this months Pediatrics the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics gauges the effectiveness of ATV regulations It compares 1080 admissions to hospital trauma units for children under 16 in both states Nearly half required intensive care See ATV Page Looking for an assist STAFF nv STEVE HUMBERT STAFF nv STEVE HUMBERT Patrick Bernicki 9 prepares for the season during the Youth Baseball Association Opening Day ceremonies Saturday at the Sapp Recreation Department Green Beret veterans sue say book libels them WILMINGTON AP Members of an Army Special Forces team who would have given their lives for each other are suing a for mer Green Beret over his book about covert missions in Southeast Asia The federal lawsuit filed in Charleston SC last week alleges the book written by former Green Beret Capt Daniel Marvin contains claims that libel and his for mer brothers in arms Marvin said in a book published last year Expendable Elite One Soldiers Journey Into Covert Warfare that the detachment he commanded waged an unknown war in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966 Among its orders was to carry out a assassina tion of Cambodian Crown Prince Norodom Sihanouk he said The books publisher Walterville states on its Web site that Marvins account describes how covert operations were masked to permit even spon sor assassination outright purpose ful killing of innocents illegal use of force and bizarre methods in combat operations The lawsuit was filed by three men and three ers who served under Marvin in an encampment near the Cambodian border as well as his Special Forces commander I think they would like to get See BERETS Page J Gentile Everette was hired as the countys first admin of grants STAFF BY 69711350010 County banking on grant writer Position created to help get state federal money W CURT VINCENT NEWS EDITOR LUMBERTON J Gentile Everette has amassed numerous awards of achievement honors and accolades in his lifetime But to see them he has to open the trunk of his car where they are stashed I prefer modesty he said Id rather my work speak for me Despite Everettes modest personal side he plans to be nothing short of aggressive when it comes to finding money for Robeson County Everette 42 was hired last month by County Manager Ken Windley as the countys first administrator of grants The position which pays annually was approved by the county commissioners in June 2003 but not budgeted until January Everette began the job March 16 after being selected from six candidates I like his writing ability and the way he made presentations Windley said Plus he had very good references But the tion for the position was very close EVERETTE Windley said the need for a grant writer arose last year when commissioners realized See WRITER Page Mostly sunny APRIL 15 is coming Time is Running Out still have time for Iveys to do your income tax Come by today Appointment or Walkins Also locations in Pembroke Fairmont St Pauls IVEYS ACCOUNTING SERVICE INC LUMBERTON LOCATIONS 74 Jerome Street 7392901 118 Carolina Ave 7398483 6665 6080408
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