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Lumberton Robesonian (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Lumberton, North Carolina Weatherspon Swinners Fairmont High s girls basketball team wins the sectional iii 2-a championship. Page 1blocaltrial a red Springs Man charged with murder is scheduled for trial this week. Page 5aworldgorbachev 5 years of Gorbachev has brought More Freedom but greater discomforts for soviets. Page 8aclassified get results a need housekeeper twice a month. Coll 000-0000, quot the phone has rang off the Hook quot Call 739-4322index business10 classified.2d features1c lifestyles.2c sports.,.ib what a happening.4cthe Robeson an serving Robeson county since 1870 a 1990, Park newspapers of Lumberton inc. Lumberton n.c., sunday March 11,1990 vol. Xxi a no. 9 50 cents local students win Morehea Giddy up Boss photo by noted Edwardi Albert Lamb of Lumberton makes a Good Workhorse Kirby on the tricycle and 4-year-old Kyle around Godwin saturday afternoon As he pupils his two sons 3-year-old Heights military Leader resigns after mass protests Deborah Kelly staff writer quot firsts dominated the Morehead scholarship Competition locally this year when two Robeson county High school seniors a Nanci Paige Locklear of Purnell Swett High school and Kenric Allen Maynor of Lumberton senior High school received the awards. Although race is not listed on applications Charles e. Lovelace jr., executive director of the Morehead foundation said he understands miss Locklear to be the first Indian female to Ever receive the award. Cedric Woods of West Robeson High school was the first Indian to receive the award when he won it in 1987. Four other firsts according to Mike Mclntyre chairperson of the Robeson county Morehead scholarship selection committee Are that miss Locklear is the first county female recipient Maynor is the first Lumberton senior High recipient and 1990 is the first year More than one Robeson county student won the award and the first year All county nominees three this year made the finals. The third finalist was Katherine Nanci Loc dear Parker Mclean also of Lumberton senior High school. Mclntyre who was selected As a Morehead scholar in 1974, said 11 county students have now won the award. Quot our Robeson county selection committee Felt from the beginning that we would have winners this year quot Mclntyre said. Quot we were very confident that we had outstanding nominees and that any of them could go All the port a Prince. Hair a haitian ruler it. Gen. Prosper Avril who Rose to Power 18 months ago in a revolt by soldiers demanding democratic Rule resigned saturday during popular uprising against his military regime. The embattled haitian Leader turned Over Power to maj. Gen. Herard Abraham the army chief of staff who said he would Transfer Rule to a civilian led government within 72 hours. Prosper Avril Diplomat sources speaking on condition of anonymity said Avril would leave the country within two Days. But there was no word on where he would go and How he would get there. Within hours of the announcement that Avril was stepping Down groups of people burned houses and cars belonging to his supporters. The television station Tele Haiti said teen agers shouted slogans outside the House of a special police agent in the slum suburb of Martis Sant. And that the agent and backers quot wildly quot opened fire killing six please see Avril page6awhite House welcomes change Washington a the Bush administration on saturday welcomed a Promise by Haiti s new Leader to set the stage for National elections by turning Over Power within 72 hours. A . Statement called on the country s armed forces to join with political and business leaders in a spirit of reconciliation. Stressing the longtime . Call for human rights m Haiti the statement said quot we obviously Hope the latest developments contribute to a realization of this the administration has had mixed feelings about the regime of it. Gen. Prosper Avril in Haiti finding it responsive to . Human rights demands but unconvincing about its commitment to free elections. There is no . Economic or military Aid to Haiti except for a Small program to combat narcotics. A $10 million emergency food program for what is one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the Western hemisphere was not continued this year. However $41.4 million for agricultural development and other humanitarian assistance is being distributed through voluntary agencies. Shortly after Avril yielded Power to maj. Gen. Herard Abraham the state department responded by saying it welcomed the interim Leader s Promise to give Way to a panel led by the supreme court president in order to arrange elections. This step by Arabam quot is in conformity with the spirit of the Constitution quot said Adam Shub state department spokesman. The department in its human rights report last please see Bush Page 6a Quality time Fairmont girls basketball coach Rick Bland gets to relax for a Little Quality time with his son Bryan 3, at courts de saturday afternoon. Bland s team had just edged Southwest Randolph 43-41 for the sectional i 2-a championship. Kenric Maynor As recipients of the Morehead scholarship miss Locklear and Maynor will be entitled to full scholarships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hiu. The scholarships which Are Worth approximately $36.000 each Are awarded to students who quot demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership academic standing. Please see Morehead Page 6a a amp a problems persist despite Bush s plan Washington a question to which administration president Bush s or Ronald Reagan a do the following three statements apply a More than 500 insolvent or near insolvent a amp is Are open for business losing an estimated $14 million a Day. A beleaguered regulators hint that the administration s bailout probably won t be enough. A what was thought to be a crisis resolved is once again becoming a political liability for the president. The answer is both. The savings and loan crisis is Back. That was the situation in the waning Days of the Reagan administration in 1988 and that is the situation now six months after president Bush signed historic a amp a legislation in a Rose Garden ceremony Declar ing. Quot these problems will never happen two years before president Reagan had expressed similar sentiments when signing a $10.8 billion Industry funded Rescue of the Sci insurance fund. As it turned out that fell far Short of the amount needed. Now it s becoming Clear the $50 please see crisis Page 6a re enactment of seima Montgomery March completed Montgomery Ala. A the re enactment of the historic 50-mile March from Selma to Montgomery ended saturday with 3,000 people gathered in the Shadow of Alabama s Capitol to rekindle the spirit of the civil rights movement. The turnout paled in comparison to the 1965 March when 25.000 people gathered in quot the Cradle of the confederacy quot to demand voting rights but organizers hoped the 1990 trek would Herald a new age of activism. Quot it would be a shameful waste if we marched All the Way from Selma to Montgomery to go Home and sit on our seats of apathy quot said Joseph Lowery president of the Southern christan leadership conference who led the week Long commemorative March. At the Capitol where the Confederate Battle Flag still fees Over the White dome despite Blacks protests Jesse Jackson told the chanting crowd their message must be taken to the nation s capital. Quot on to Washington for jobs quot Jackson exhorted the gathering. Quot on to Washington for peace dividends. Keep Hope Coretta Scott King encouraged the mostly Black crowd to keep fighting for racial Equality. Quot these Are the faithful few and god always uses those who Are willing to be said the widow of slain civil rights Leader Rev. Martin Luther keg jr., whose first Church is a Block Down the Street from the Capitol Steps. Mrs. King Jackson and others said Blacks had made Progress but much renamed to be done Lowery please see March Page 6a some Greet others snub Pinochet s last Day in Power thousands March to the Alabama Capitol saturday they completed re enactment of famed 1965 March Santiago Chue a on his last Day in Power right Wing gen. Augusto Pinochet greeted some foreign leaders saturday but was snubbed by Many who delayed arriving until he gives up the presidency to elected successor Patricio Aywin. Pinochet who plans to remain commander of the army despite Aylwin s opposition scheduled an evening Farewell speech on television and radio to the nation he has ruled for years. Workmen in Valparaiso a resort town near Santiago prepared a new half finished congressional Palace for sunday s inaugural ceremony. Others in Santiago swept up debris from a series of Small terrorist bomb blasts Friday that left one person injured. Logout 40 relatives and sympathizers of leftists jailed on terrorism charges staged a protest inside Santiago s downtown Cathedral on saturday occupy my the pews. But the protest was peaceful and they vacated the building without incident after about seven hours. A spokesman for the protesters Mironas Rivas told reporters quot there can be no transition to democracy in Chile if political prisoners Aren t Aylwin has said he favors freeing prisoners of conscience but not those convicted of guerrilla or terrorist actions. The military government says All of those now jailed Are charged or convicted in connection with guerrilla activity. Prochet spent saturday afternoon at Santaigo s Small International Airport personally Greet my presidents Alberto Lacalle of Uruguay Carlos Menem of Argentina and Jose Sarney of Brazil. Their arrivals shattered years of International political isolation for the 74-year-old army general. Ten Heads of state put off their arrivals however until after sunday s scheduled 1 . Inauguration to avoid having to meet with Prochet. He suspended Congress and launched a harsh crackdown on leftists and dissidents that earned his government a worldwide rep Taxon for systematic human rights abuses. R

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