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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, New Bern, North Carolina L regi0n/a3 fighting fat program targets obese kids. Home/a7 Enible Home replacing an old Furnace can save Energy new Bern. North Carolin saturday january to 1998 so cants a Economy Dow takes dive the associated press Ork a the Dow Jones Industrial average tumbled 222 Points Friday As a third straight Day of sleep declines in Asia made it Clear that the economic crisis threatening the world Economy since october is festering rather than Healing. The Dow. Which has been More than 4 percent in the first six sessions of is after logging an impressive 23.6 percent gain in 1997. Fell As much As 275 Points Outing the heavily traded session before closing w Ith a kiss of 222.20 at 7.580 42. It was the worst one Day Point drop for Dow since oct. See Dow a2 Downs fall How the Dow Jones Industrial average Bas performed so far this year. Economy despite a record 1997. Us unemployment creeps up to 4.7 percent in december/b4 8000 7,960 7900 7.650 7.800 7750 7.700 7.650 7.600 7.550 1967 1997 close r .908.25 \ fridays close 7.58042 1996 a Craven garbage collection haulers trash Flat fee pitch to keep subsidies by Ami Cresen of Sun journal staff saying that a plan to offer county residents garbage collection for a Flat fee Isnit working. Craven county trash haulers asked the county to continue to offer them subsidies scheduled to expire this summer waste haulers met with the commissioners thursday to talk about extending the 26-Ceni per household subsidy the county pays the companies each month the subsidies Are scheduled to expire at the end of this fiscal year. June 30. Commissioner fee k. Allen said the haulers told the commission the comps Nies would go out of business if the county eliminated the subsidy. It is Clear the county would save a and the haulers would lose a a significant amount of Money if the subsidies end since 1995. The county has paid the haulers s358.491 in subsidies from its coffers in 1991, the county initiated the a a sticker county residents now Purchase a 12 sticker and can have 33 Gallons of trash weighing up to 50 pounds hauled to the county Landfill. Of that 12, the county s six haulers keep $1.91. Up from $1.82 in july. When the county signed contracts with the haulers All parties agreed the subsidies would Stop in june 1998. Said Bobbi Waters die county a clean sweep coordinator see trash a2 a Una bomber trial lawyers working to Salvage Case the associated press Sacramento. Calif. A Theodore Kacynski s suicide attempt and his Battle to avoid being labelled a a a sickle raise issues that have Long confounded the courts among them w hat can lawyers do to save a defendant from himself a the i a bomber suspect a a bitterly opposed Lohi lawyers plans to claim that he suf fers from paranoid schizophrenia a brought his trial to a halt this week. First by repeated requests to fire hts lawyers then by asking to serve As his own attorney Kac in slut a competency to stand Mal is As important to prosecutors As it is for his own lawyers said Peter Arenella. Professor of criminal Law Ai University of California at los Angeles by blamed the government for the cases current dismal situation a the Justice department is reaping what it said Arenella. A if the Justice department wants to execute a mentally ill killer they have to expect the unexpected a late Friday . District judge Garland Burrell or. Ordered an examination of Kaczynski by the government psychiatrist who evaluated the competency of John Hinckley who attempted to assassinate president Ronald Reagan the judge indicated that if or. Sally Johnson based at the Federal correctional institution in Butner finds Kacynski competent to stand see Salvage a2 a Mountain flooding cleanup begins Rescue Crews find second victim the associated press Marshall a Rescue Crews have located the body of a North Carolina nun who fell from a boat into the rain swollen French Broad River authorities said Friday. The Stettin whose body a tangled in rope and held in the Rushing River was identified by the Madison county sheriff s department As Ernest Gosnell. 25. Of Marshall he had been missing since thursday. Gosnell is the second person in a North Carolina to die in floods resulting from this week s storms. He fell into the hooded River aking w Ith a companion thursday afternoon. Rescue workers Norm re it to wit infrared equipment and cables to Rescue Rusty Vuk alts 30, Marshall Friday As they prepare to try to reach the body of Ernest Gosnell. Chart Ama freestyle Marlin Richardson is just moments away from swimming unassisted for the first time Ever after instruction wednesday from Mary Dwyer aquatics director at the twin Rivers Myca. He is one of six youngsters in Scott Martins class at Arthur Edwards elementary school learning to swim this week during an extended learning week offered by the school s year round curriculum. The Myca donated use of the Pool and Dwyer s time. Volunteers from the French Broad rafting Center plan ii i Tench their route prior to entering 11 la the French Broad River near treated and released from an ashes ilk Hospital authorities said they would try to retrieve Gosnell a Corpse today the rope had dog his body appeared to have snagged on a tree and re Vilers gel to the site about 60 Yards from Shore on Friday meanwhile stale damage assessment teams began aiming it Western North Carolina fonday to add up the damages caused by a cd Nellay s rain and hooding Tom Hercle of the Carolina division of emergency management said Crews were headed to hard hit areas in Avery and Mitchell counties where As much As a foot or More of rain fell about 400 residents of he tiny a i cry com i Unity of Plumtree were dealing with the aftermath of the storm. The rain caused roaring Creek whish is nor finally three feel wide to swell to 40 Yards across. Quot the storms movement was a of quicker than some of the focal folks anticipated. Heck said. National guard troops were trucking in fresh water and water purification equipment to the arca on Friday. Meanwhile Utility Crews were working to restore Power to the residents who w Ere still Cut of f department of transportation Crews attempted to make roads passable Large trucks carried equipment and materials to repair Bridges that succumbed to the powerful Fyk a Waters on Friday the most efficient Means of transportation in Plumtree continued to be All terrain vehicles even the National guards hums cd s hey made had la take it slow air i a the Steep Mountain see flooding a2 a tobacco Texas trial delayed while sides discuss settlement possibilities yarns of Joy woman enjoys crocheting despite being Blind closeup a the foundations of indians Hist try Are crumbling Ute a tar heels look to stay no i against Virginia sports the associated press Dallas a Texas lawsuit against big tobacco has been delayed by two Days As insiders speculate about the possibility of a settlement sources familiar with the Case said fonday ital Texas and the tobacco Industry Are constr eng a settlement Deal Worth around $14 billion dose to what the state would receive if the National settlement before Congress is approved insiders have said in recent weeks that a settlement seems Likely As hot i sides prepared for jury selection which had been the ruled to begin monday in Texarkana hut was delayed by . District judge David Folsom until wed Nellay in what is potentially the nations biggest product liability Case the state has sued eight tobacco companies and three Trade groups try about $8 6 billion As reimbursement Lur treating texans smoking related ill Nesses since 1968. Damages bring he lawsuit to $14 billion. Sources told the associated pres thai number is close to what is Helm id died the state s Case should be paid. The paper said that was the last Issue is remaining to he resolved the newspaper said attorney dive used in settlement talks which general in i Are timing conducted by litigators separate from those who will try die Case. Many people close to the Case say they believe a settlement will occur. The Dallas morning news reported Friday that the proposed settlement has hit a Snag Over How much the private lawyers who have ban makers to support a plan guaranteeing the team of Well known Texas trial lawyers tie hired 15 percent of any Money the state receives that is unencumbered by Federal strings a spokesman lot the attorney Gen Era dented the report on fonday. Surround non monetary issues. Reports that there is a conflict Over attorney fees is not True a said Roo Dusek a source connected with the tobacco Side of the Case said dial Law Yersh fees Are a a Sticky Quot Issue hut there Are other issues under discussion. Of Texas and big tobacco Are Able to reach agreement then Texas would he guaranteed Money even if Gong re is does not accept the nation the settlement talks right now al agreement _ weather mostly sunny today will a High of 56 and a Low of 38. Complete details a4 in t a i Freedom communications inc. Newspaper january reminder Pine one Contra dance will begin at 8 . 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