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Free Press, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 2007, Kinston, North Carolina ffl TV TV lifYnoo dHErREErRESS OCTOBER VOL 206 NORTH CAROLINA 50 CENTS Tomorrow Greene County officials will unveil their plans for a new Get the details in Wednesdays Free Inside tod Local Dogs given new life In the past 24 canines previously scheduled to be euthanized have graduated from a program and were given new Nation Mistrial in Muslim charity trial A judge declared a mistrial Monday for four former leaders of a Muslim charityaccused of funding Page A3 World Turkish troops head toward Iraq Dozens of Turkish military vehicles loaded with soldiers and heavy weapons rumbled toward the Iraq border on Page A3 Sports Rams use big plays to get win Greene Central came from behind to defeat Tarboro in prep football action on PageB3 Business Blackwater may have broken tax laws A congressman says that Blackwater USA violated tax laws and may have defrauded the government of millions of PageB6 Todays weather Sun and clouds with recordtying High of Low of Good to Eugene of Deep a Free Press subscriber since Page design by Richard Clark T INDEX Business B6 Local Bl Comics A9 Movies A8 Community A7 Nation A3 Classified B710 Sports B3 Deaths B2 TV listings AS Editorial A4 World A3 ENCO A Freedom Communications COMMUNICATIONS PreK center eyed in Kinston Either Teachers Memorial or Bynum will be renovated for use By CHRIS LAVENDER Staff Writer Lenoir Countys prekindergar ten students may get a renovated school to use once Kinstons new elementary school is com bining Bynum Elementary and Teachers Memorial Elementary schools student LS3P Boney Architects pre sented a proposal to the Lenoir County Board of Education Mon day night during a special ses sion to renovate and use either Teachers Memorial Elementary School or Bynum Elementary School for a preK center after the new city elementary school is Katherine Chris Rob erts and Susan Holt of LS3P Boney Architects recently met with dis trict staff during a work session when the idea was first they decided to see what the board wanted to do and if they should pursue the there are about 175 preK students enrolled in Lenoir Countys four centers at La Grange Southeast Carver Courts and Teachers Memorial A centrally located preK cen ter would help the program Lenoir County School Assistant Superintendent Diane Lynch We have been wanting to expand our preschool program for a long she Space has always been an School officials also want to locate its exceptional childrens text book storage and a staff development center in the same building with a new preK The school board did not vote on the proposal and request ed more information in writing before their next board meeting in We wanted to give the board a chance to see what we are think Lenoir County Superinten dent Terry Cline will have facilities vacated and want to do something with Cline said he agrees the preK program needs to expand Please turn to Page A10 NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION Charles Buchanan The Free Press Workers subcontracted by Farrior and Sons of Snow Hill dig trenches for pipes at the front of the 40acre construction site of the new SavannahContentnea school at 3401 Ferret Road Monday Project manager George Lott says the contractu al end date for construction Is December of Crestview residents speak out Community shows up in force to Kinston Council present petition against proposed annexation By DAVID ANDERSON Staff Writer Residents of the Crestview com who have long spoken out against the citys proposed annex ation of their made their largest showing yet when they packed the City Council chambers to view their represen tatives present a list of questions and a petition to Council The Council received a petition witn 50 signatures and a list of questions seeking answers to vari ous aspects of such as how the process of switching from septic tanks to city sewer would how water and sewer rates would change and how their resi dents taxes would Please name something posi tive about annexation for the res the introduction to the questions Crestview residents have said before that they do not want to pay city and county They also claim that they do not need city one of the main selling points of since their septic tanks work Other city such as police and fire trash pickup and are not nec essary because Lenoir County already provides those Four residents spoke against annexation during the citizen com ment portion of Mondays Council One man stressed that many Crestview residents are retir ees living on fixed incomes and could not afford the addition al taxes and fees that come with The man added that he and other residents could be forced to move if the city annexed the com Please turn to Page A10 The Associated Press This undated photo shows alQalda leader Osama bin Laden in Bin Laden called for Iraqi insurgents to unite and avoid divisive speaking in an audlotape aired Monday and appar ently Intended to win over Sunnls opposed to alQal das branch In Bin Laden calls on Iraqi insurgents to unite in tape By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer Egypt Osama bin Laden called for Iraqi insurgents to unite and avoid divisive speaking in an audiotape aired Monday and apparently intended to win over Sunnis opposed to alQaidas branch in In the audiotape broadcast on AlJazeera bin Laden said insurgents should admit mistakes and that he even advises himself not to be extreme in his The tape appeared to be in response to moves by some Sunni Arab tribes in Iraq that have joined troops in fighting al Qaida as well as other Sunni insurgent groups that while still attack ing Americans have formed coalitions opposed to Some of you have been lax in one which is to unite your bin Laden said in the Beware of division Muslims are waiting for you to gather under a single banner to champion righ Be keen to oblige with this I advise Muslims in general and brothers in alQaida everywhere to avoid extremism among men and he saying leaders should not build them selves up as the sole and that instead mujahedeen should follow what God and his prophet have Bin Laden used the Arabic word which in traditional Islamic thought means extremism in allegiance or adherence to a to a degree that excludes others apparently advising flex ibility to overcome Everybody can make a but the best of them are those who admit their mis he Mistakes have been made during holy wars but mujahedeen have to correct their counterterrorism authorities were studying the content and authenticity of the officials often note that no one has faked a bin Laden recording in the Evacuations ordered in canyon Firefighters working against dry fierce winds to corral wildfire By DOUG IRVING Freedom ENC Firefighters ordered people in a canyon community north of Lake to leave their homes Monday afternoon as a apparently set surged through dry brush on hellish Santa Ana The mandatory evacuation in the Modjeska Canyon area came as fire fighters struggled to get control of the at times with their backs lit erally to a Officials were also encouraging some residents in the Foothill Ranch area of Lake Forest to and the Sheriffs Department evacuated inmates from the nearby James Musick branch Earlier in the flames jumped the fire lines at Portola Parkway and burned to within several feet of before firefighters armed with hose lines and hand shovels managed to knock it They stopped the fire feet from a brick with the houses just The Orange County Fire Authority listed the cause of the fire as arson after firefighters found three igni tion points near Santiago Canyon east of Lake No other details were immediately avail able Chief Chip Prather made the announcement after he was handed a note during an earlymorning news He asked that anyone with infor mation call a tip line at The fire exploded in size over Please turn to Freedom Newspapers clouds of smote at the
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