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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Joplin, Missouri 3a Suje Joplin Ollove world nation tuesday april 10, 1990 drug War sheriffs innovative produces unexpected results Anderson . Apr Anderson county sheriff Gene Taylor was Only looking to catch drug dealers when he erected billboards promising to pay informants. Instead he a caught flak from his critics and a $40 million lawsuit. Billboards around the county which read Quot need Cash turn in a drug dealer a wrongly lure Ordinary citizens into dangerous undercover Law enforcement say detractors of the Anderson county sheriff. Under Taylor a two month old Quot operation Roll Over a drug buyers or confidential informants Are paid As much As 25 percent of the assets seized from any dealer they help arrest. Those who testify in court Are paid More. Quot this Isnit for the Little old lady Down the Street necessarily a said Taylor a former television reporter elected in january 1989. Anderson county population 150,000, is on Lake Hartwell in Northwestern South Carolina its textile High tech and automobile related industries have attracted people to the area. Investigators have received about 10 Calls a Day since the first billboard was erected in february. Most callers offer information but refuse to testify in court said capt. John skipper of the sheriff s investigative unit. The number of drug related arrests a five to 10 a week a has not increased much since the program began but it is too soon to measure the programs Success said chief Deputy Mike Temple. Deputies have seized several vehicles and several thousand dollars from suspected dealers since the billboards were erected Temple said. He declined to release arrest figures until the program ends but say when that will be. Quot Well Stop the program when it looks like those that Are interested Are played out a Temple said. The billboard program was patterned after one used by the . Customs service. Quot All we did was make it a Little More widely known that it can be done a Taylor said. The drug dealers seem to be noticing the sheriff says. Quot the word is filtering Back to us now from the Street that people Are a Little More cautious Selling a Taylor said. But All is not Well with the billboard program. An informant Robin m. Pickens filed a $40 million lawsuit last month alleging she received a fraction of the Money promised her. She also charged that the sheriff failed to pay on the mortgage on her House As promised. Taylor said is. Pickens whose testimony led to the conviction of a cocaine trafficker was paid $3,000. He denied promising to make her House payments. Is. Pickens attorney James b. King said he could not discuss the pending Case. But he said Quot operation Roll Over exemplifies Taylor a Quot Lack of experience. In Law King also said Taylor was not using informants Quot properly within the Quot informants Are one thing but actually going out there and inducing people and recruiting them with the allure of Cash a is another he said. Quot he seems to have an apparent Lack of concern for Basic constitutional Taylor raised eyebrows in May 1989 when he announced plans to erect narcotics checkpoints. Civil libertarians said the checkpoints violated constitutional Protection against unreasonable searches. Taylor said he Wasny to certain about constitutional implications but state attorney general Travis Medlock said in october that authorities could use Quot any recognized weapon which is effective in the War against Taylor said the first checkpoints netted a half dozen arrests and More checkpoints Are planned. He also has been criticized for inviting reporters to watch the arrest of 10 people in february 1989 on charges of Selling counterfeit cassette tapes at a Flea Market. Eventually All charges were dropped. Firm makes phone switch in drug fight St. Paul Minn. Apr a Telephone company is taking a technological leap backward in an Effort to fight the drug problem. U s West has replaced Pushbutton pay phones with rotary models at about 18 twin cities locations to make it harder for drug dealers to conduct business with Telephone pagers West spokesman Mike Breda said. Because most pagers done to work unless the Call comes from a Pushbutton phone drug dealers with pagers can to use the rotary phones. Pagers have become a Way of life for dealers who often fear their Telephone lines Are tapped. Quot everybody a got them a it. James Singer of the St. Paul police narcotics unit said of the pagers. Customers order drugs by telephoning a dealers pager and then punching in a phone number or a pre arranged code police say. The dealer responds by calling Back or showing up with the drugs. In the past Minneapolis and St. Paul police regularly ask gtd the Telephone company to remove pay phones in drug infested areas or to adjust the phones so they done to accept incoming Calls. But removing Public phones can Hurt people who can to afford private telephones. Quot we have noticed a decrease in traffic in at least a couple of locations where we changed the phones a said Minneapolis Council member Jackie Cherryhomes. Quot i done to think it is going to win the Battle against drugs but if you can affect it in any Way that a dark horse forces Runoff in Peru a presidential race Lima Peru apr novelist Mario Vargas Llosa once considered a sure bet to become Peru a next president has found himself sidetracked by the Quot Fujimori Alberto Fujimori the son of japanese immigrants and a political unknown until a month ago forced the country a most famous novelist into a Runoff and is now favored to win the presidency. Public opinion analysts say Fujimori s Strong second place finish in sundays election reflected peruvians alienation from the traditional political parties and their desire for Quot miraculous painless solutions to the country Sills. Quot it was not a rational vote. It was a protest vote against the other candidates a said Alfredo Torres Media director for Arpoyo a Market research firm. Fujimori a 51-year-old agricultural Engineer received 29 percent of the vote sunday to 33.9 percent for the 54-year-old Vargas Llosa Accord undersea research lab needs new Home ing to unofficial returns. The writer needed a majority of the votes cast to avoid a Runoff Luis Alva Castro candidate of the governing left of Center Arista party received 16.4 percent. Two marxist candidates collected 11 percent of the vote Between them. The remaining votes were divided among four minor candidates and Blank and void ballots. Official results will not be available for weeks. But the unofficial results represented a slap in the face to Vargas Llosa who campaigned hard for two years and As late As mid february had More than 50 percent support in polls. Campaigning on a shoestring budget Fujimori shot up from less than 1 a it recent in polls six weeks ago to nearly surpass Vargas Llosa. Vargas Llosa a Campaign often seemed like a crusade. Running on a free Market platform he harshly attacked the Quot collectivist programs of president Alan Garcia and the proposals of leftist candidates. Washington apr wanted tropical lot for relocation. Must move. Variety of neighbors preferred. Wet basement a must. The National oceanic and atmospheric administration is looking for a new location for aquarius its undersea research station. The relocation is needed because Hurricane Hugo damaged on Shore support facilities at the current location in the Virgin islands. The 81-ton underwater research lab itself was not damaged. The Agency plans to move aquarius this summer and wants a location in the Caribbean Florida keys or the Bahamas. Major factors in the new location will be Access to Power Telephone service water and emergency care. In addition scientists prefer a site with a diversity of Plant and animal life and ecosystems for research. Corrections clarifications it is our policy to Correct mistakes appearing in the Globe and to clarify articles that might have been unclear or misleading if you encounter any error requiring correction please Call the news room 623-3480, or write to the editor Joplin Globe 117 e. Fourth St., Joplin Missouri 3fje Joplin Ollove published every morning at the Joplin Globe publishing co., a division of Ottaway newspapers inc., 117 e fourth St., Joplin Missouri 64801, Telephone 417-623-3480 second class postage paid at Joplin publication number id uses 276-880 subscription rates by mail 1st and 2nd zones $118 30 $7.75 tax per year = $126.05 beyond second postal zone $130 10 $8.52 tax per year = $138 62 suggested prices for single copy Are 33$ 2c tax = 35$ daily and 94$ 6$ tax = $1 00 sunday. Title to the newspaper passes to the subscriber when that newspaper leaves the Joplin Globe publishing co. Premises North Park mall senior citizens Day wednesday april 11th Quad tomorrow 10 . A til 9 . Save 15% on All your purchases if you do not have a senior citizens card you May fill one out in our credit department. Includes styling Salon services. Proud parents. Introduce your new baby to All of the four state area in. 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Joplin.mo64802 3fje to Publ of amp Iob attention classified j billboards draw flak lawsuit program a laser photo Anderson county sheriff Gene Taylor poses near one of 15 billboards used in his anti drug Campaign. Need Cash turn in a Kyc m Al i u �?�260 t396 a laser photo a cameraman in Malaysia nearly gets his pocket picked attempts the Bird gave up and turned his attention to while filming other Birds at Kuala Bumpur. After several another target

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