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Kinston Free Press (Newspaper) - August 8, 2015, Kinston, North Carolina Gede pendent ions. As of noir county. Invention based Camps we built this students showcase their inventions for their invention project Camp thursday at Contentnea Savannah school. Photo by Janet Carter / the free press students showcase their inventions from summer Camp by Dustin George staff writer _ students participating in a pair of invention based Camps at Contentnea Savannah k-8 school finally got the Chance to show their parents the things they spent Days creating. Thursday night students hurried from one end of the school gym to the other pulling their parents behind them As they excitedly explained which shoe boxes were time machines or which cardboard Box was their shield during a water balloon fight. Frances Bryant enrolled her son zacchaeus Jones in the Camp invention and said she Felt the program was a Good experience for her son. A i liked them doing hands on things a she said. A a i know he had fun taking things apart without getting in Jones worked with a group of students to design a racer out of a skateboard and built a shield out of cardboard and the lid of a plastic tub. His favorite thing to make at Camp was a Maze built out of old air conditioner parts glued to a piece of cardboard. The goal in building the Maze was to be Able to place a Marble on at the beginning and then navigate the Maze by Tilting the cardboard surface. A the funnest part was taking it apart and banging on it with my friends a he said. Some other inventions around the room included Large plastic containers fastened to skateboards through the Liberal use of duct tape to make a race cart student made shoes free standing towers made of rolled up paper and tape and shoe Box time travel devices. A i think they Are amazing a said Becky Hines director of the summer Stem Camps at Contentnea Savannah. A you done to always know exactly what it is you Are looking at but when they Tell you what it is and their eyes just Light up its Tina Paschal went to the school thursday to see the work her grandchildren came Home raving about every Day. A they were really excited about it a she said. A the likes taking things apart at Home and i think ifs just neat to see the shield they made the first Day for a water balloon fight. He came Home that Day and was telling me How they needed to make it stronger and he Learned the need to plan Paschal said the Camp being very hands on made was a Nice change for her grandson Nehemiah who tends to get bored when in a traditional school setting. A being hands on and letting him actually do something really made it special a she said. A it really helped him pay attention both Jones and Paschal said they would Send their students Back to the Camp next year if it is offered. A i really like the fact they gave them Breaks in Between each Day instead of just making them go straight through things like a Normal school a Jones said. Each student in attendance thursday night received medals and certificates for their participation in the Camp. Dustin George can be reached at 252-559-1077 or . Follow him on twitter @ dlgeorge2. To sell or not to sell the former main office for the Kinston Lenoir county Parks and recreation department sits nestled against the Swinson funeral Home property. The old Parks and rec building has been for Sale for the last three and a half years but until recently no one has made an offer on it despite the efforts of the City and a realtor to publicize its availability. City Council member and Swinson funeral Home owner Robert a. Swinson in has made a bid to obtain the property adjacent to his business. While Swinson is recused from the City councils decision about the property he Hopes they will see fit to accept his offer. Quot of course we have a concern for who gets it or who has it a Swinson said. A a we re just trying to keep what we have and beautify it and if we can enhance it and expand it a Little bit More we want to do that As the Swinson family has spent decades buying Adja cent dilapidated properties and incorporating them into their business property with parking and landscaping improvements. Mayor . Murphy supports Swinsonn a property bid. A the property is for Sale a see building �a2 la Roque a North car Una Laroque reporting to Federal prison former lawmaker sentenced july 8 by Wes Wolfe _ staff writer after being Given a month to Settle his affairs by senior . District court judge Malcolm Howard former state rep. Stephen Laroque a scheduled to report to Federal prison Friday. Earlier this year Laroque pleaded guilty to one of the dozen counts related to misuse of . Department of agriculture Small business Loans. Howard subsequently dismissed the other la charges. However at his sentencing hearing july 8, Howard denied Laroque a motion for probation and instead sentenced him to 24 months in prison. In addition to the Active sentence he faces two years of supervised release $300,000 in restitution to the us a $5,000 in fines and a special assessment of $100 for pleading to the one charge. At the time of Laroque a sentencing Howard said he used to require convicted defendants immediately detained but said giving the 30-Day period for Laroque to report would save taxpayer dollars while allowing time for the Federal Bureau of prisons to find a location for the former lawmaker to serve his sentence. Assistant . Attorney Dennis Duffy who prosecuted the Case maintained Laroque stole More than $2.7 million from the Eastern Carolina development company Over his time there. As of to . Today the Bop lists Laroque As not yet in custody though he has a registration number 56580-056. Wes Wolfe can be reached at 252-559-1075 and . Follow him on twitter . Cloak of privacy covers executions under new Law f Atal drugs and manufacturers considered confidential by Wes Wolfe _ staff writer if the state begins executing condemned prisoners again it la be with drugs unknown to the Public manufactured by companies unknown to the Public and by a medical professional who is Likely not a doctor. Gov. Pat Mccrory signed House Bill 774 into Law thursday which was Given the title a restoring proper Justice the Laws seen by opponents As an attempt by legislators to get around ethics standards agreed to by among others the american medical association and the opinion of the North Carolina medical Board. Though a court ruling declared doctors can to be officially disciplined by the numb for participating in executions the ruling did no to change much in physicians behaviour. Proponents of the legislation which passed the House 84-33 on april 29 and the Senate 33-16 on july 27, before concurrence in the House two Days later explain the purpose is to restart the execution process which has been at a stand still since the numb made its feelings known about doctor participation in executions in 2006. There Are 149 people currently on North Carolinas death Row. The legislation guided by rep. Leo Daughtry a Johnston provides for other medical personnel to inject the prisoner with whatever substances have been decided. According to the Law those qualified would be Quot a physician assistant nurse practitioner registered nurse emergency medical technician or emergency medical technician paramedic who is licensed or credentialed by the licensing Board Agency or organization responsible for licensing or credentialing that in addition the drugs used in the procedure and which companies manufacture those drugs see executions �a2 All. Clouds and Sun 85�/66� a4 a i business a8 classified.b6 comics.b5 entertainment. Lottery. Obits. B4 a3 a7 religion. Sports. Wire reports a6 by a5 Halifax m 53101 00001 vol. Xxxiii no. 130 Marshm Fehmi City Council tabled bid offer decision on former Parks and rec building by Jennifer Cannon staff writer the Kinston Lenoir county Parks and recreation building on Mcleean Street is still in use Friday although main offices have relocated to the Woodmen Center. This site is for Sale. Photo by Janet s. Carter / the free press

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