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Burlington Daily Times News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Burlington, North Carolina Davis Street a Century old it brims with life memories .1c How can you reap the Benefit of new tax Laws .5a Duke made it a Carolina Blue Day for tar heels id in Wip Hithe daily times news 95th year no 117 Burlington ., sunday november 21, 1982 35 cents sections 93 pages Green denies charges Raleigh n Apr it. Gov. Jimmy Green saturday denied allegations that he was involved in illegal tobacco sales and declined to comment on reports that he is under investigation in a suspicious warehouse fire. The Fri and the . Department of agriculture Are investigating Green assistant . Attorney Guy Blackwell said Friday in a sentencing hearing in Federal court in Greeneville Tenn. Former Green employee Sandy White jr., 46, of Clarkton was sentenced to four years in jail and fined $10,000 for his role in a $12 million counterfeiting scheme. White arrested in Colcor the of big a undercover probe of corruption in Columbus county said under questioning by senior . District judge . Neese that he and Green were involved in illegal tobacco sales. A i just simply say that its untrue a Green said saturday in an interview during a meeting of the Council of state governments in Raleigh. A i done to know about the investigation. The allegations were made by a person under sentencing. His quote that he was engaged in illegal tobacco sales with me is untrue. I Don t know anything about the rest of the Blackwell also said during the hearing Friday that Federal agents were Quot actively investigating a suspicious fire nov. 28, 1979, at the Tennessee Carolina tobacco warehouse in Newport Tenn. Marching Down main Street the Eastern High school marching band strutted through downtown Burlington saturday morning with trombones and tubas blaring followed by a rousing array of floats clowns and entertainers. They were All part of the Burlington Alamance county Christmas Parade. Onlookers stood Shoul Der to shoulder along the entire route despite the threat of rain that never came and were treated to a 90-minute sensory feast. Although Christmas is still More than a month away the downtown merchants association and recreation department annually sponsor the Parade the saturday before thanksgiving More pictures on Page 3a. Bands floats Santa a its Parade time he said they were looking for evidence of arson and of greens alleged role along with evidence of the alleged illegal tobacco sales. Green said saturday he had no comment on the allegations concerning the fire and refused to speculate on Why they had been made. Chuck Richards a spokesman for the Fri in Charlotte said saturday he could not confirm or deny a pending investigation and said further information would have to come from . Attorney Samuel Currin in Raleigh Currin reached at his Home saturday declined to comment on the reported investigation and said he was unsure of some of the details. Green has been mentioned on video and audio tapes recorded by agents posing As criminals in the Colcor probe. In one taped conversation Howard Franklin Watts 48, of Clarkton told an Fri see Green on Page 2a by William Porter staff writer it was a Long wait in the cold air for the Cates family. They had parked themselves on a Brick Wall along South main Street at 8 50 a m. Saturday arriving i a hours Early for front Row seats at the Burlington Alamance county Christmas Parade. Sleeping bags draped their laps. Further up the Street the sound of unseen marching bands drifted teasingly into an overcast sky. Five year old Jamie Cates wanted to know if Santa Claus would show up and if so would he hand out Candy her Mother Brenda dutifully answered each question. With an older daughter she had several such parades under her Belt and was an old hand at doling out reassurance. Whatever worries Jamie might have had were put to rest when the first multicoloured float came into sight. The annual Parade which began at the Webb Avenue municipal parking lot and ended at City Park was a rousing Success. People stood shoulder to shoulder along the entire route despite the threat of rain that never came. With More than 200 units the Parade gave onlookers Young and old a 90-minute sensory feast. High stepping horses wowed the kids. Parade Queens waved from corvettes and Block Long bricks. Antique cars polished to perfection drove by. Among them was g t. Coy a shark finned �?T59 Cadillac another remarkable product from those remarkable Guys in Detroit. Next to the fright wigged clowns the Volunteer fire departments were the parades most visible participants. Members Clad in their fire gear a convenient if it rained right a Clung to Apple red tankers. A few Drivers it seemed had not been to a fire in some time. They Cut Loose with continuous ear splitting Siren blasts which sounded remarkably similar to the mating Call of a nine Story tall whooping Crane. Marchers waved at the crowd. Shouts of recognition were exchanged. The Days Quot is nothing sacred Quot award went to interstate ready mixed Concrete whose truck chugged along with a Santa mannequin sitting straddle the Cement Chute. Three dogsled teams sponsored by the Alamance Kennel club and Central . Siberian husky club pulled rubber wheeled sleds Down the Street to the Delight of All. The Good Fellows from the Amran shrine Oriental band in Raleigh made their obligatory appearance. Their scimitar wielding Leader fashionable Gold turban securely place returned again this year to strut his stuff. A Kazoo band accompanied his efforts bleating like goats that needed emergency adenoid operations. The entry inspiring the most curiosity had to be the concerned bikers association. The float Complete with beautifully raked and channelled Harley Davidson motorcycles and enough leather to cover a Small Herd of Black Angus cattle got lots of stares. Eastern Alamance High schools Rifle corps moved with Swiss watch precision. The majorette from Williams High school was a study in concentration spinning Down the Asphalt twirling her Baton into the air catching it every time. But for sheer unadulterated fancy footwork three Owca sponsored a step bands Quot from Winston Salem walked away top kudos. Accompanied Only by drummers who pounded away in rat a Tat get Down overdrive the girls stopped intermittently and danced Dervish fashion to the crowds cheers and shouts of encouragement. They would drop to the Street face up to the sky hands and feet planted on the pavement and frantically or move. They looked somewhat Akin to Snake handlers caught in the rapture. Quot it s called a Alligator ing a a explained one woman to her companion. Her Friend nodded eyes wide. Other girls clearly envious of the step dancers privileged status followed the groups Down the Street. Santa Claus of course was the hit of the show for the younger set. Pulled on a float with eight Reindeer albeit plastic ones he chanted his a who to How so into a handheld microphone. Although the electronic age s intrusion May have unsettled some of the older observers it really did t matter for the kids liked it just Fine. And Jamie Cates who got to wave at Santa went Home Happy. Burger War casualty Ronald Mcdonald staked in the cribs at restaurant in poor taste a said Steve Leroy manager for Media relations at Mcdonald a. Quot its certainly not anything that Mcdo St. Petersburg Fla. Apr the hamburger Battle has Naldus would do in an advertising spread from the to screen and the courts to a Burger King res Cohen said that had such a gimmick been submitted for corp Tau rant where a life sized Ronald Mcdonald doll was put in a rate approval it have been allowed. Quot i would personally coffin a stake through his stomach. Prefer that they not do he said he would try to get it re Quot they got me in the a moved tag note said. Two months ago Mcdonald a filed a suit in Federal court in Miami to halt a $20 million television advertising Campaign by Burger King which Mcdonald a claimed was false and misleading. The commercials made claims that coast to coast taste tests proved customers preferred Burger Kings flame broiled burgers. On the door was a sign referring to Linov the Legal Battle Between the whop full i i i Iii in per and the big Mac a Burger King wins the Battle of the me management of Mcdonalds and of Burger King corp. Were not amused. Quot that a certainly not our advertising a said John Cohen an official of Burger King based in Miami. Quot it May have been something that an individual owner thought he said 85 percent of the Burger King stores Are franchised meaning they Are owned and operated independently. A St. Petersburg times reporter said she visited the store for a second time thursday a 45 minutes after talking to Cohen a and the doll representing Ronald Mcdonald the coffin it stood in and the stake were gone. So was the winners Banner. The store manager had no comment she said. Ronald Mcdonald is a Clown that Mcdonald a uses in its and campaigns. To those served by Mcdonald s Ana Mal Surger lung s were i Ger. The suit is still in court. I trip y v of 0s High monday 60s. Alamance in past 12a crossword 4c news summary 3a Alamance scene 21 deaths a funerals 4c school menus 2c accent i4c editorials 4a sports 1-8d business 13a family living 1-8b weather 2a classified so g tax Breaks Are weighted toward affluent Washington apr income tax Breaks added to the nations internal Revenue code Over the years including the first two of president Reagan a administration Are weighted toward the most affluent americans according to a new Federal study. The study conducted by the Treasury department and released saturday by rep. Henry Reuss d-wis., showed that the 4 4 percent of the taxpayers earning More than $50,000 a year reap a third of the benefits from 33 people specific tax Breaks. Quot some Large tax expenditures have exceedingly regressive impacts on our tax system a said see related Story on 5a Reuss chairman of the congressional joint economic committee. The study found that taxpayers with yearly salaries in excess of $50,000 account for 19 percent of see tax Breaks on Page 2a

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