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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, New Bern, North Carolina New Bern North Carolina dec. 18 7 shopping Days to Christmas a so Uff tool to the 5re�p\ �>06,the Shepherd regi0n/a3 Christmas 1999 total donations $23,964 court martial saturday december 18,1999 a crime 50 cent jury convicts Marine deputies investigate shooting by Cliff Hill Freedom news service Jacksonville a a Cherry Point Marine who was once decorated for preventing a rape was convicted Friday afternoon of committing a rape by a jury at new River air station. It took a military jury of four officers and four enlisted men just Over an hour to convict Cpl. Matthew s. Terry 25, of rape conspiracy to commit rape indecent assault conspiracy to obstruct Justice and making a false official statement. It took the same jury about an hour to return with a sentence of 16 years in prison a dishonourable discharge reduction in rank to private and forfeiture of All pay and allowances. Prior to sentencing Terry made an unworn statement. He apologized to the victim to his family and his wife. A please let me go Home and take care of my family a Terry said. Maj. Joe Ozmer ii the military prosecutor at the general court martial immediately responded. A but for him none of those vile things would have happened to that see trial/a2 Ophelia Lenz Sun journal lighting up the season a crowd watches As the tree of lights is lit Friday night at Craven regional medical Center. Area residents can Purchase a Light in Honor of a loved one and their donations will go to the Craven regional medical Center foundations building a Safe Harbor Campaign. Campaign funds will be used to expand the oncology Center for a second linear accelerator which provides lifesaving radiation therapy. By Tresta Talton Sun journal staff Bayboro a Pamlico county sheriffs deputies Are investigating a murder. A shooting took place around 3 . Friday in the Maribel Community. Police radio reports suggested authorities were searching for two males allegedly involved in the shooting. Several attempts by the Sun journal to obtain details regarding this apparent murder were unsuccessful Friday evening. Pamlico county Law enforcement officials would not release details Friday night. This is the second murder in the tri county in about three weeks. Earlier this week the Craven county sheriffs office identified the body of Martin Ramirez. Ramirez a partially charred body was discovered nov. 28 in a wooded area off Van Moreadith Road in Western Craven county. The 46-year-old resided in Franklin county. He had been shot twice once in the right Side of the neck and Chest. He died late nov. 27 or Early nov. 28, according to autopsy reports. It is not known Why Ramirez was in Craven county nor what the possible motive for murder was. The Craven county sheriffs office is investigating the Case. Tresta Talton can be reached at 638-8101 ext. 267 or at Trista . Episcopal Church Byron Holland Sun journal Patricia Thomas stands at the pulpit in Christ episcopal Church. Thomas is the first female Rector in the churches 300-year history. A Church a new tradition after 300 years Parish names woman As Rector by Martha l. Reedy features writer for the first time in nearly 300 years a new tradition has begun at Christ episcopal Church. Patricia Thomas was inducted before the congregation on dec. 11 As the new Rector a the first female Rector in the history of the Church. She has been at the Parish since nov. I. Thomas comes from the Washington National Cathedral where she was in charge of the Liturgy the worship service. A the Cathedral was finished and consecrated in 1990,�?� said Thomas. A there were 1,858 services there last year. It was a very Lively Thomas is excited about being the principal ordained Leader of the Parish in new Bern. A a it san Opportunity to work in Parish ministry again to really work with the people in terms of the leadership of a congregation a Thomas said. A it was that sense of being a steadying presence for the Parish in sickness and health in baptisms and burials and marriages a the types of things you do in Parish life carrying out the ministry the preaching and the teaching that Are part of pastoral see rect0r/a2 education new Law wont affect school makeup Days too much in tri county by Trista Talton Sun journal staff although state lawmakers have passed a Law giving local school systems More flexibility in scheduling makeup Days following Hurricane Floyd few changes Are expected in the altered calendars. The general Assembly in a special session thursday passed a Law allowing school sys tems in 66 North Carolina counties declared disaster areas by president Clinton the flexibility to make up missed Days. The Law which requires schools to operate for 180 Days or i xxx hours rather than 180 Days and 1,000 hours has been designated for fiscal year 1999-2000 Only. Western Craven and Jones county schools some of which were under at least 2-3 inches of water in the Days after Hurricane Floyd dumped More than 20 inches of rain in the area were closed anywhere from nine to 14 Days. The cancellations added to the anxiety of students and school officials who were left wondering How they were going to design a schedule that would least affect the holidays and graduation. The Craven county Board of education hashed out a Calendar pushing the first semester to Jan. 13 for students in Vanceboro farm life elementary West Craven Middle and West Craven High schools. High school students will graduate june 3, the originally scheduled Date. Following the Legislatures vote thursday the Board of education decided to restore a Christmas Holiday that had been removed to allow students to make up the missed time. A what they wanted changed if possible was the Day before thanksgiving and dec. 22,�?� said Craven county schools superintendent Bill Rivenbark. Now students attending the three Western Craven county schools will be dismissed at i . Tuesday rather than wednesday. Board of education chairman Carr Ipock said the principals with Community support see makeup/a2 wok weather increasing cloudiness Windy High near 60, with Chance of rain w Complete details a4 Freedom communications inc. Newspaper december reminder the Bank of the arts presents the family Story hour by mrs. Santa at 9 30 . At 317 Middle St. In downtown new Bern. 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