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Lumberton Robesonian (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Lumberton, North Carolina A of r i weather i i / i i a a a i a f if re a a i a g v in 1 list f .1 i a i of i i sports for details on today s weather and the forecast see Page 2a,baseball Pembroke state s baseball team loses its ninth straight game. Page 2b local mental mental illness tops list for Money spent on care in North Carolina in 1988. Page in world fighting despite agreement of peace talks fighting Breaks out in South Africa. Page 11a classified get results. Gayle Ford told Quot boy pm i Excita i my and ran in yester Days paper Lor the first time. I sold the bedroom suite on the 2nd phone Colli Quot Call 739-4322 Index comics.4b doot i��y��11��#�?����?� to tip a of a a a a to in us. Sr/e/s.,. World brf�fs.11athe Robeson an a 1990, Park newspapers of Lumberton inc. Sewing Robeson Counti since 1870 Lumberton n.c., Friday april 6,1990 vol. Xxi a no. 32 25 centsu.s., soviet making major breakthroughs during talks Washington a the soviet Union is dropping its demand that a reunified Germany be neutralized but continues to resist its inclusion in the North Atlantic treaty organization Secretary of state James a. Baker iii said today. Setting the stage for conversations later today Between president Bush and soviet foreign minister Eduard a. Shevardnadze. Baker said the soviets also indicate willingness to consider direct flights to Israel for soviet emigres provided guarantees can be obtained none will be settled in occupied territories. He said the soviets had not agreed to that but that Shevardnadze did say Quot that they would be willing to give it some speaking to reporters As he awaited Shevardnadze s arrival at the state department for a third straight Day of talks. Baker said he. Believes the soviets have concluded ill spelled this out clearly m a that a Neutral Germany is Quot not the a three hour private session with Lithuania Issue is time bomb in Spring Summit Washington a there is a ticking time bomb in the upcoming superpower Summit Between president Bush and soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev the status of Lithuania. While . Officials say they Hope the May 30-Jtme 3 Summit will produce major arms agreements a deterioration of the situation in the secessionist Baltic Republic could have explosive Impact on the Summit a and on future relations. Secretary of state James a. Baker a a a is anchors away John Intorn 8, off Lumberton spent part of thursday afternoon at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton playing with photo by a wooden Quot boat Quot Complete with a Nail for a Mast and a fishing sinker for an Anchor. N a Quot a Best route to Quot a unified Germany As part of nato presented a problem to them Quot Baker said. Quot we were equally firm in our View that a unified Germany must remain a member of nato and that would indeed provide stability which is after All one of the major results we a seek from the unification of despite some Tough soviet actions in the Baltic Bush on thursday scheduled his second Summit with soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev for May 30 to june 3. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the president would express his concerns Quot forcefully and directly Quot to the soviet Leader. The Outlook brightened thursday at the state department As the two please see talks Page 12a soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze on wednesday night according to both . And soviet officials. Gennadi Gerasimov the glib soviet foreign ministry spokesman had no trouble slipping into american Slang when characterizing the tone of Baker s message. Quot there was a serious hardball Exchange of opinions on this subject yes sir Quot Gerasimov told a reporter. Bush has come under considerable pressure from Congress for not speaking out More assertively in behalf of lithuanian Independence. Some lawmakers have threatened the soviet Union with sanctions if Force is used to thwart lithuanian Freedom. Quot we Are obligated to do whatever we can to encourage the soviets to Pima Lithuania Page 12a Lowry s wife income increase was legitimate Barbara Rhodes staff writer new Bern the wife of a Man accused of heading a Florida to Robeson county drug ring took the witness stand thursday saying she was not involved in the drug Trade and that although her and her husband s income increased by approximately $84,000 in a four year period the Money was obtained legitimately. Bonita Jones Lowry 33, of state Road 1568, Pembroke is charged in connection with a Quot major drug distribution organization Quot which allegedly operated in the county for nearly a decade. Charged As Quot organizer Quot of a five member conspiracy is her husband Jonathon Lowry 43. Lowry is also charged with continuous criminal Enterprise racketeering and Money laundering. Is. Lowry testified the couple s income jumped from about $5,000 in 1981 to about $89,000 in 1984, but that the increase was mainly because of business investments in county land she said she and her husband spent about $90.000 to build a Home in Pembroke. She further testified that United Carolina Bank loaned them $50,000, and she and her husband paid $15.000 Down on the Home. She said the remaining $25,000 was provided Quot in Cash Quot by James Carlie Maynor the father of Carson Maynor who is also charged with conspiracy. Using income tax records is. Lowry testified that the couple s earnings were about $5,000 in 1981, with is. Lowry employed part time As a social worker and Lowry working in the drywall and sheetrock business. In 1982, the couple s earnings were listed at $11,000, with is. Lowry still employed As a social worker and Lowry working for both a sheetrock contractor and Kell s Auto sales a Pembroke business according to records. In 1983, the couple s income further increased with $15,000 generated from wages $392 As interest income and about $14,000 As business income records state Lowry s tax records state he received income from Kell s Auto sales a Sunico company and Reeves drywall. Is. Lowry testified that some of the business income Quot maybe Quot came from a Mobile Home Park with records indicating it located in the raft swamp area. Records also show proceeds from a garage and shopping Center. In 1984, the couple listed their income at about $89,000, records show. Their primary business activity is listed As is. Lowry testified that approximately $18.570 was earned through wages about $39.000 stemmed from rentals and investments with about $16,500 As business income. In 1985, the couple earned about $40.000, but in 1986, she testified she began working at Thunder Valley raceway a Shannon drag strip which was a joint venture with Brady Locklear. Also is. Lowry testified the couple was paid a please see Lowry Page 12a Hatcher files libel lawsuit on Mangiameli from staff reports Eddie Hatcher has filed a libel suit against Mike Mangiameli and the news of Robeson county a weekly newspaper of which Mangiameli is managing editor and answered a lawsuit Mangiameli filed against Hatcher in january. Both lawsuits Stem from the feb. 1, 1988 armed takeover of the Robeson an newspaper of which Mangiameli was a reporter at the time by Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs. Two other Robeson an employees also have filed suits against Hatcher As a result of that takeover. Both Hatcher and Jacobs have pleaded guilty to the takeover in Superior court and Are currently serving sentences. Hatcher s suit filed monday by Barry Nakell a private attorney and Law professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alleges that Quot on or about May 3,1989&Quot Mangiameli wrote a newspaper article in which he made the following statements Quot a quoting a person identified As Jim Hatcher of Winston Salem Cross complainant s Hatcher s Uncle Eddie even stole the family Bible. I be tried to Tell the people of Robeson county to get Eddie out of there. Hell smile hell lie and hell steal you Blind. He takes the most from poor people because they re the most Gullible. And neither she referring to Cross complainant s Mother nor Eddie have paid a dime on the property taxes. All they care about is themselves. The whole family is upset about it Quot b quoting a person identified As Ouie Hatcher Cross com Lamant s grandmother referring to the deed to the House in which she lived somebody must have forged my signature. I love them referring to Cross complainant and his Mother dearly but they be done me so dirty c Jim Hatcher said he is incensed about the Way the two has treated his elderly handicapped Mother. D mrs. Hatcher said her Mother the deceased Elizabeth Jacobs was a full blood Indian and born and .-Japan Trade pact expected to affect society Trade deficit % a i Irva it. I i i. A Quot c j Steve Humber Sutt Ponio Graphet it please me Hatcher Page 12acatch of the Day Brad Mcarthur 7, catches a baseball that his father Doug threw. They were practising for his Little league baseball game. The father and son team were at the Park on Carolina Street in Maxton. Washington a . And japanese negotiators Are sending their governments a remarkable document that seeks to radically alter japanese society and finally reduce America s intractable Trade deficit. The Bush administration hailed the Accord reached thursday As a landmark agreement marking a new Era i relations Between the world s two largest economies but congressional sceptics questioned whether the japanese would live up to their part of the bargain. In Tokyo today prime minister Toshiki Kaifu warned his nation that the coming economic changes could Quot in some cases be painful Quot but he promised they would Lead to an improved Quality of life for the Japa Nese people. Quot i ask for the understanding and cooperation of the people of my country Quot Kaifu said in a televised appearance. The unprecedented agreement followed four Days of Marathon bargaining in Washington. The talks known As the structural impediments initiative were devised by the administration last july As a Way to attack the underlying cultural reasons for America s $49 billion Trade deficit with Japan. For the first time representatives of Sovereign slates set about reviewing each other s economic failings and making suggestions for changes. From the lengthy lists supplied both governments drafted a set of commitments that they would be willing to make. The japanese proposals if implemented would be much More by reaching in their Impact than the . Proposals which essentially recycled past administrative initiatives including the Bush plan to Cut the capital gains tax As a Way of boosting investment. But members of Congress said they remained to be convinced that the japanese were serious about making the changes needed to open their markets to More foreign goods. Quot put me Down As a septic who has seen too Many japanese agreements in which the results did t match the rhetoric Quot said sen Lloyd Bentsen a Texas chairman of the Senate finance committee. Quot in any commercial agreement with Japan seeing is believing Quot said sen. John Danforth. A to. In its 22-Page list of promises the administration said it would work to balance the Federal budget improve the . Educational system and boost incentives for personal savings a All in the name of bolstering America s International competitiveness. Tokyo s 32-Page list of promises which turned out to be More comprehensive than Many critics had expected pledged to alter the closed door policies japanese businesses have Long employed to keep out foreign Competition. In Many ways the japanese list of proposals sounds like a Biu Prmt for transforming a work obsessed Thrifty country into a nation More like America a with More Leisure time expanded options to buy consumer goods at lower prices and More Access to charge cards. Pact highly gifts Washington a Here Are the highlights of the promises made by . And japanese negotiators to address Broad ranging structural barriers to Trade Japan a stiffen penalties for antitrust violations by japanese companies including bid rigging and other collusive practices. A deregulate the nation s Complex distribution system including relaxation of restrictions on opening Large retail stores a increase government spending to build and expand airports and harbours to increase the flow of imports. A study the feasibility of shortening the work week for japanese government and private sector employees to 40 hours and five Days. Unite states a strengthen procedures to meet targets of a balanced budget by 1993, a support legislation to provide for family a Vegs accounts allowing couples to reap tax free earnings on contributions of up to $5.000 a year. A seek legislation to reduce the tax rate on capital gains profits from the Sale of stocks real estate and other investments As a Way of boosting investment. A study ways to lower the Cost to corporations of raising capital. A boost Federal spend my for Basic research and development. A set National goals for improving the educational system to provide students with necessary Job skills. T

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