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Lumberton Robesonian (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Lumberton, North Carolina A a a r a it v a v 4. Pc w a a if Asp a a w. I f p a a it Ltd a a a a i i i 1 h h f t <1 4 / a i j 1� f t it i t 1 t5 i k i i we Ather sports local world classified Index tilt via ithe Robesonia serving Robeson county since 1870 1990, Park newspapers of Lumberton , ., tuesday april 10,1990 vol. Xxi �?no.35 25 cents Lowry found guilty on All counts Barbara Rhodes staff writer new Bern a Pembroke Man who headed a Florida to Robeson county drug ring was convicted monday of continuous criminal Enterprise with his wife and business partner s son also convicted of conspiracy. Jonathon Lowry 43, Hung his head and repeatedly twisted his hands As members of a six Man. Six woman jury each announced guilty verdicts on four charges. Lowry of state Road 1568, was also convicted of interstate travel in Aid of racketeering conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and distribution of cocaine. Lowry who now faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment without parole embraced his wife before he was led away by Federal marshals after . District court judge Malcolm Howard revoked Bond. Lowry appeared to be wiping away a tear during his marshal escort. Lowry s wife Bonita Jones Lowry 33, and Carson Maynor 30, were both found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana. However both Are free under Bond until the sentencing phase of the trial set for july 3. Others charged with conspiracy Lowry s brother. Donald Terry Lowry and Hardy Ray Wynn were found not guilty. The jury deliberated Friday afternoon and monday for a total of approximately nine hours before announcing the verdicts at 4 10 p. M. Following the end of the 11-Day trial in . District court . Assistant District attorney Christine Dean who prosecuted the cases said she was Quot disappointed Quot with the two not guilty verdicts. But is. Dean said to gratified that Jonathon Lowry is no longer in Robeson count it Quot she added that her request for Lowry s Bond revocation was appropriate because he posed a Quot threat Quot soothers. Is. Dean also requested that is Lowry and Maynor be held in Federal custody Unhul sentencing but Howard denied the request. One of Lowry s two Cleveland attorneys James Willis said Quot certainly there arc viable grounds for Quot it s ironic that a native american was convicted almost entirely on the lest Tony of a cuban convicted drug dealer Quot Wilus said referring to Pedro Fominaya a naturalized United states citizen who testified to coca inc deals Between himself and Lowry. Fominaya s Quot cooperation Quot with the government in uie Lowry trial was a part of a plea bargain in which he was sentenced monday while the jury was deliberating Fominaya was sentenced to a nine year prison term on two drug charges. Willis later said Lowry s conviction resulted because the Quot government Gospe Hies the tes Almony of the Fominaya Quot Wuh the jury giving its Quot stamp of approval Quot by conv Ecung Quot an in Colman Quot Renny Deese one of two Fayetteville lawyers who represented is Lowry said he would Quot wait and see Quot on the result of the sentencing phase of the trial before Hung or Appeal. Is Lowry who was found not Giuy of use of a Telephone to Aid with drug distribution could to sentenced to life in prison on the conspiracy conviction pl0asd s0d Lowry. Page 8a county oks 1 of 8 jail design changes Joh Culbreth staff writer the Robeson county Board of commissioners voted monday to approve a design change that will add approximately 51,000 to the Cost of the planned $10.3 million county jail project while rejecting seven other proposed changes that would have collectively added $147,700 to the project s total Cost. During monday s jail workshop commissioners considered a list of possible design changes and additions by de Watson of construction control corp. Of Columbia. S.c., which is overseeing the project. Watson was accompanied by Larry Timbes. Of the Myrtle Beach based architectural firm of Timbes Wilund Carter architects inc., and Ron Thompson of the Lumberton based architectural firm of Thompson amp Mcvicker. The two firms Are jointly designing the facility. On a motion by commissioner Bobby Dean Locklear the Board approved by a 4-2 vote the addition of a 175-Square-foot commissary in space previously reserved for mechanical equipment. Commissioners Wyvis oxen me and Johnny Hunt opposed the motion with oxen me later questioning Why the facility is designed to include excess space. Watson told Oxendine that the excess space had been allowed in design of the mechanical room to allow for future equipment changes and that Quot ten years Down the Road you May have to take the commissary out to use for additional rejected by commissioners on a 5-1 motion by Locklear with commissioner Billie Britt opposing were the following design changes or additions addition of a work release locker room at an estimated additional Cost of $10,200 redesign the magistrate s area and the intake area. $29,500 addition of toilets in the Day room $8.000 addition of an office and toilet in the communication room. $4,000 addition of a second padded cell $15.000 use of epoxy paint on All masonry and Concrete Walls and ceilings $75,000. Or use of epoxy paint Only in maximum. Segregation special observation areas and intake Holdma cells. $21.000 and redesign of handrails on the second floor Mezz Amne in the maximum segregation and special observation areas to prevent please see jail Page 8a Down under is m Southern Bell worker Earl Bullock repairs a phone line underground on 130 West of Rowland monday. He dug a Hole close to the Road to reach underground phone wires and used 8 blow Torch to melt a plastic covering Over the wires after he repaired them. 3 hostages held by terrorists freed after nearly Lyz years Beirut Lebanon a the palestinian terrorist group led by Abu Nidal today freed a French woman a belgian Man and the daughter bom to them in Captivity. The couple had been seized from a French yacht nearly years ago. Jacqueline Valente 32, Ferdinand Hout Ekins 43. And 2-year-old Sophie liberte were released by masked gunmen who sped up to the Mam Gate of the French embassy in three cars with drawn curtains police said. Quot i embrace All my family. I am Well and the Little one also Quot is. Valente told French reporters who were Given exclusive Access to the three. Hout Ekins said the four members of his family still held by the terrorist group were also Well. Quot they have morale. They Are holding firm Quot he said adding Quot we expected our Freedom we knew it was coming one Day. The Day of our Freedom has arrived. For those who stay behind we keep the two accompanied by their daughter refused to discuss certain other subjects in a Ludig the death of their second child in Captivity or their i veg conditions while they were hostages. A police spokesman said French am Bassauer Rene Ala Quot apparently had Advance nonce of the release. Ala was wait my at a Cement outpost manned by French Marine guards near the main Gate Quot of the West Beirut compound. French embassy spokesman Francois Abl Saab said the three were he said Hout Ekins was Quot clean shaven and looked in Paris a special plane left for Beirut and was expected to return with the Tiu be later today. Hours after the release Wall Khaled spokesman for the terrorist group the Fatah revolt tonary Council drove to the French embassy and said he would release a statement Quot after my talks with French Fatah announced on nov. 8,1991 it had seized hostages from the French yacht Suco in the Mediterranean off uie Gaza strip it accused Vliem of wit i Hradel s Mossad a Tell gence Agency. Friends said uie group was on a Holiday cruise. The Abu Nidel group had acknowledged holding Valente. 32, it Ophie and of Jav it i . Hou terms his Brollier Emmanuel and of Fri a menu s wife and teen age Dot uglier end Sun. A boy born to is Valente in Cape buy in March 1w9 died shortly after birth French gov Erc Mem source said. Because the boat hostages were believed to have been held m i Bya. Tie Ca amp a u coat it dered unrelated to the la Westiner held Hoji age in plea amp a Greco. Page a Jonathon Lowry found guilty of conspiracy shuttle launch scrubbed during final countdown Cape canaveral. Fla tap a Nasa scrubbed the launch of discovery with the $1 5 billion Hub ble space Telescope today when a problem developed four minutes be Fure liftoff to a unit that supplies Power to the shuttle s Wing and tall surfaces. Naha quickly decided to wait at least until thursday before trying again said launch commentator George Diller. As the five astronauts Bai an emerging from the cockpit where they had Lam on their Hack for More Titan three hours engineers worked to determine the extent of the pro Blem with the auxiliary Power unit the scrub was a Dusapin ointment to tiie hundreds of astronomers who had gather id at Llie Kennedy ii Pace Center to watch the launch of discovery and the Telescope that it carries in its cargo Bay. Hubble the most expensive unmanned spacecraft Ever built has been Waling to take its place in space since 19fi3 delayed by technical problems and the imm challenger explosion Diller said Nasa was Duap it posted at the latest delay Quot but tiie stars will be Here tomorrow Quot if uie Apu has to he replaced in rely. It would mean a delay of at least several Days said Keith l Hudkins chief of Nai it a s shuttle orbiter division Quot there la be something changed he dams said. "5>omeijmig s broken that will have to let a switched Quot the space Telescope s batteries will hold Mieir charge i rough in Day. But alter Fiat would have to undergo an eight Day recharge on the ground once Hubble is in orbit its Solars panels will keep to batteries supplied Wiki Power All the Oiler worries about weat Lier at tiie launch site and at emergency Landig Sites Overbea had been swept away and tie count please amp a Shl he Page u project graduation party goers will have Chance to win Nissan Florence Ransom examines the Nissan donated by Cox standing behind her Kathy Verkuilen stall writer a Lumberton Auto dealer s donation to project Ora Duason iwo is one grand prize expected to help Rev up students Bentli Wabin for the annual a Yghi dig and Aico Ivl i be Grade anon party bar Ojoy Cox. Owner of Samoray s Auto Saleg. Turned Over the key amp Lor a ii Niec amp to Bentti to school oif Cialfi monday Morin us at Hii it dealer Tiship on weft second Street Wuu am Johnson. fur tie Public by howls of Job two of duty. 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