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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Laurel, Mississippi Laurel Leader Call inside \ \ v \ / / / / boys skirt schools ban on shorts a 2-a Laurel tornadoes lose seasons finale a 1-b nicaraguan rebels begin disarming a 4-b a weather sunny and mild 79th year no. 108laurel. Miss., saturday May 5, 1990price 30 cents Ethel Home is raided no children found Lucedale apr state officials found no children at the controversial Bethel children a Home in Lucedale Friday after a judge ordered them removed from the Independent Baptist boarding school. A january court order had required the Rev. Herman Fountain to Stop housing minors at his Church run Home. Fountain however says he answers Only to god and does no to have to abide by a new state Law requiring registration of such facilities. The Law was enacted last year after reports of abuse at Bethel and a state raid on the school which formerly had no state oversight. In a Telephone interview from Bethel Friday night. Fountain said he would continue operating the Home. He say where the 18 children state officials were looking for were now being housed. A i know in a justified in violating it the court order. I never have asked the state for their blessings. When god tells me to quit running the Home. Ill quit a Fountain said. Fountain also failed to appear at a chancery court hearing Friday to decide if he is in contempt of the court order. However a filing error made by state prosecutors in the Case caused another delay of the hearing. A a in a through playing their games a Fountain said of his failure to appear in court. A a in a going to do what the lord tells me to do and just go in a separate youth court hearing Friday Chancellor Robert Oswald ordered the removal of any children at Bethel after a boy who ran away from the Home two weeks ago testified that he and other children at the school were forced to work and were spanked. The 16-year-old, who ran away after spending 13 Days at the Home said Fountain has housed him and More than a dozen other minors at the 28-acre Church Campus. He said he worked More than nine or 10 hours a Day at various duties and Wasny to being provided an education. State Law requires the teen agers name to be kept confidential because of his age. A a he a lying about most of it a Fountain said. A a he said he Only got four hours of sleep at night and that a a lie. He said he was going to get a spanking and that was True. But i did no to get a Chance the child smother who is from Louisiana said she paid Fountain $750 in Cash to bring her son to the school and received no receipt Oswald ruled that the youth must remain in state custody until May 15. Oswald who serves As both chancery and youth court judge had ordered Fountain to comply with the 1989 child residential Home notification act. Prosecutors Are seeking criminal penalties for fountains non compliance. The Law requires boarding Homes to notify the state of the names and numbers of children in their custody. On Friday Oswald postponed the contempt of court hearing until May 15. A youth court hearing for the runaway teen Ager also is scheduled for May 15. The runaway prompted the attorney general a office to request the contempt of court hearing. Leadership program builds the Pride of the Community May Day at St. Johns by Scott Willis staff writer promoting a sense of Pride among the residents of Jones county. That was the goal of a group from the inaugural class of leadership Jones county who dubbed themselves a excellence in to Foster Pride in the Community the group organized a slogan writing contest and produced a video to promote a positive image of Jones county. A talking negatively will catch fire just like talking positively will a said group member Terry caves a partner in the caves and caves Law firm. A life is perception. If you have a Good Outlook and a positive attitude Good things will or. Caves with other members of the group Linda Gavin assistant vice president of Public affairs at South Central regional medical Center Regina Milner of Graves Lindsey Mclaurin and Jones insurance Greg Knotts operations manager at Laurel Oil and Supply and Jack Atkins employment Security manager at the state employment Security commission earlier this year distributed slogan contest applications to every student in Jones county a from kindergarten through 12th Grade. A it was to get a ple thinking a to say positive things about Jones county a mrs. Gavin said. A it got the families after Reading More than 3,000 entries and deliberating for seven hours the group chose the slogan a together we Are Jones county a written by Emilio Epting a student at Northeast Jones High school. The group took the slogan As the title of its video which gives a his tory and overview of Jones county listing the resources and the accomplishments of residents and businesses in the county. The Jones county chamber of Commerce will be supplied with copies of the video to use As a tool to show others what the area has to offer or. Caves said. A they will instantly have an impression and understanding of Wewt Jones county is about before Ever coming Here a he said. Mrs. Gavin said she believed the video when shown to area residents will rekindle their Jones county spirit a a spirit that will show when they talk to others about their Home. A a there a no Way we can expect other people to come to our Community unless we feel Good about it a she said. A the idea is to get us to think and feel Good about where we president attempts to Avert a nationwide Railroad strike Washington apr president George Bush Ting to avoid a a a crippling nationwide rail strike a named an emergency Board Friday to help Settle bargaining disputes Between 11 unions and most of the nations major railroads. Rising health care costs had been a major Holdup in contract negotiations which had been going on for two years. Nearly 300,000 trackman engineers signalman and other Railroad workers at about 15 of the nations largest freight railroads Are affected. Bush a move was hailed a by organized labor As a sign that the administration is concerned about workers medical coverage. A few months ago. Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole appointed a commission to study health care costs within the Coal Industry a key Issue in last years bitter Pittston presidential emergency Board in the Railroad dispute will come into existence today presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said in a statement. A a the creation of this Board. Is necessary to forestall the possibility of a crippling nationwide rail strike a Fitzwater said. He noted the National mediation Board has concluded the situation is a a extremely Bush was criticized by labor leaders last year when he declined to appoint an emergency Board in the strike by machinists at Eastern air lines. That was the first time to the mediation boards knowledge a president had failed to act once the Board notified him of a potential emergency within the transportation Industry. Bush created the new Board under the presidential authority in the railway labor act. Administration officials said the Railroad impasse is different from the airline strike. Both sides in the Railroad dispute were seeking White House help they said but Texas air corp., Eastern a Parent company did not want an emergency Board named in that dispute. In addition the Eastern walkout disrupted Only a portion of the or line Industry while a Railroad strike would affect the entire nation. Bush a action blocks the possibility of an imminent rail strike effectively imposing a 60-Day Cooling off Peri on management and labor. The panel has 30 Days to make its report to the president there is then an additional 30-Day period during which neither Side can take any action. The unions have also pledged not to strike if Congress was not in session even if the Cooling off period had expired. Dick Kilroy chairman of the cooperating railway labor organizations which represents the 11 unions said health care costs in the Railroad Industry have been rising Between 15 percent and 20 percent a year and were expected to continue on that path for another five years. Fitzwaters statement said the Railroad labor dispute a a threatens substantially to interrupt interstate Commerce to a degree such As to deprive various sections of the county of essential transportation a rail strike besides idling Railroad workers and stranding riders could cause More than 500,000 layoffs within two weeks in industries served by railroads the White House said. Surr photos George Clark prayers were answered As the rain held off allowing students and parents alike to enjoy a delightful May Day program Friday evening at St. Johns Day school. Above Little indians Chase Mcdaniel Laura Calcite Elizabeth Chambers Erin Runnels and Gat Hian Wells go through their number. Left Gregory Higginbotham 2, Waves to his brother in the show. Below Brittney Wells is a musketeer. Indian Springs resident witnesses with Cross saturday glimpses staff photo George Clark Joe Fowler carries a Cross As his witness for the lord by Scott Willis staff writer he does it not because he loves to walk and not because he a seeking attention. Indian Springs resident Joe Fowler said he has travelled the area on foot with a Large Cross on his Back for the last eight months because the lord told him to. After praying and asking the lord to help Lead him or. Fowler a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church said he was awakened Early in the morning and Given directions to construct the Cross. A i was on vacation in Lorida and it was As if the lord was there and telling me to build the Cross and carry it through the Community and witness for him a he said. Or. Fowler said he completed the 90-Pound Cross last August and he walks with it during his time off As a carpet installation contractor. A i want to work for the lord full time a he said explaining that he would like to be Able to quit the carpeting business in order to devote More time to his Wiessing. Though he has not made plans to Stop working or. Fowler said he is confident that the lord will make it possible for him to do so. Linda his wife of 23 years works As a teachers aide at Glade elementary school. They have two children. Now 46, or. Fowler said he was a teen Ager when he was bom again. He said he has talked to a lot of people since he started walking with the Cross and most of them Are interested in what he a doing and listen to what he has to say. In his travels though he said he has been abused. �?o1 Exi cited that a he said. A the lord said he was sending us out among the longest trek he a made was from Hattiesburg to Laurel. Or. Fowler said the 24-mile trip took him 10 and a half hours. The distance of a trip however is not what a important he said. A a it a not How far you walk but How Many people Are there a he said. A i feel Good every time i walk and in a doing it because i want to see lost it eople inside Church news.3-a classified.6-b, 7-b Community calendar.5-a comics.3-b crossword.6-b deaths.2-a editorials.4-a people.6-a, 7-a b. 2-b to listings.4-b weather.2 a from staff and wire reports City trash Crews going to work City trash Crews will begin i hair work next week at 26ih Street and old Bay Springs Road in Ward two according to Jerry Myrick laurels chief administrator. Or. Myrick said the City is still providing dumpsters in Mason and Boston Parks for those who can transport their trash to those locations. Filipino guerilla kills . Marine Manila Philippines a a suspected communist guerrilla fatally shot a . Marine near an american Nin base prompting cancellation of off base leave for All . Military personnel in the country officials said today. The Friday night attack near Subic naval base came after authorities said they had evidence communist guerrillas planned to kill americans before talks begin this month on extending the bases lease. Gunnery sgt. John s. Fredette 34, of Buena Park calif., was slain in the Liberty town of Olon Gapo near the base about 50 Miles West of Manila according to a spokesman for the Subic facility. Reed reunited with daughters Andrews air Force base my. A freed hostage Frank Reed was undergoing medical evaluation today after returning to America and to the arms of his two grown daughters for the first time in eight years. Reeds daughters his wife and the crowd that greeted him Here Friday wept As he thanked them and eloquently pleaded for the release of a a my mates left try to determine cause of Dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico 2-a

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