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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, New Bern, North Carolina Twin Rivers Myca course trying to ease shortage of baby Sitters in area. Page cd j o r n a Neu Siok Trail offers hikers an escape wildlife club members an outlet for Trail building skills. Page Al -1 i _ l. My i j new Bern North Carolina sunday May 6, 1990 i by j weather Chance of morning showers High near 75. Comply to details a4 business b6-7 flight lines e5 comics f2 of Etc movies dl-2 classified i 3-6,9-10 7 life cl-3,6 closeup El-9 t a obituaries a4 crossword i i a i Freedom sports bl-5 editorials d6-7 i newspaper weddings c4-5 t Curtis strange says he a returning favor to new Bern with tournament. By a world latvian break is rejected soviet warns of retaliation the associated press from Riga Latvia Mikhail s. Gorbachev on saturday rejected Latvia a declaration of Independence and threatened the Baltic Republic with unspecified political economic and administrative measures if it does no to reverse its course Tass reported. The soviet presidents decision came one Day after Latvia a parliament adopted the in dependence declaration and was announced late saturday night on latvian television by Alfreds rubies the republics communist party chief. Rubies remarks were reported Early today by Tass the official soviet news Agency. The latvian legislators had called for a slow transition to Independence and for negotiations with Moscow to avoid the Sharp economic sanctions the soviet Union imposed on neighbouring Lithuania which declared its Independence March la. Rubies spoke by Telephone with Gorbachev earlier saturday and said the soviet Leader considered the attempt by the latvians to portray their decision As different from Lithuania a was a groundless a Tass reported. A the president of the . Considers that the declaration that was passed May 4 by the latvian parliament on the restoration of Independence of the latvian Republic signifies a violation of constitutional norms and is leading toward the breakdown of governmental ties of the republics of the .,�?� rubies quoted Gorbachev As saying. Gorbachev emphasized negotiations Are possible Only under the guidelines of the soviet Constitution and that negotiations can Only begin after a reversal of the declaration of Independence Tass quoted rubies As saying. The news Agency quoted rubies As saying that if the Republic ignores the soviet Constitution the president reserves the right to take political economic and administrative measures in response. He did not elaborate on what measures Gorbachev might take. In mid april the soviet Leader slapped an economic embargo on Lithuania for its pro Independence moves cutting off All Oil and sharply curtailing natural Gas and other key supplies to the Republic. Gorbachev a decision on Latvia was not broadcast on National soviet to saturday night and he did not make any reference to it in a Public appearance in Moscow earlier in the Day. Lithuanian president vytautas Landsbergis said he is still waiting for Moscow to begin talks with his representatives even after he endorsed the idea see Latvia /a2 drawing the line in residents outside City limits resigned to crossing the line Jimh Avery Sun journal Lou Corning off olde Towne by Steve Jones Sun journal staff their Calm resigned words move through a still May afternoon with such clarity you could reach out and feel where they made the air part As they went by. Quot ainu to no use crying bout it now we a a Dookwah Dookwah. Its the annexation blues they re singing in areas All around new Bern. Slow and sad. Quot ainu to no use crying a bout it now we a a Dookwah Dookwah. Sure they done to want to pay any extra taxes but what Are you Gonna do sure they done to think the City is going to make Good on its promises. They like their lives just As they Are a unincorporated. They think City government is after nothing but their Money and that it does no to give a Hoot about them. Sure they re upset. But what Are you Gonna do a if it comes it la be alright a says Essie Jones a 40-Ycar resident of pleasant Hill. A if it does no to come it la be a if its going to come a agrees her sister in Law and next door neighbor Pearlie Jones a a there a nothing i can do about it. No need in fighting a a in be looked at it seriously a says Louis Corning president of the olde Towne townhouse owners association a and i can to find anyway to Stop a a in a surprised annexation has taken this Long a says Nat Dixon of Glenburnie gardens. These people along with More than 3,000 others in five distinct areas to the South North and Northwest of the current City limits will in All likelihood become new Bernianas by july i just in time to pay 1990 City taxes. To hear them talk about it its like they be listened to the weather forecast a a heavy fronts moving through thunderstorms Likely a and they re preparing As Best they know How for the storm. Sitting in a Metal porch swing with her pleasant Hill friends the Joneses Mary Devone says she Isnit really worried about the extra taxes. Its not that she likes the thought of them its just that there a no Point crying Over spilt milk. But she adds a if we re going to be in the City we want All the services they see Annex /a2 i 4s in. Pleasant Hill residents from left Essie Jones Pearly Jones and Mary Devone Nat Dixon off Glenburnie gardens Pamlico stays sunny for 16th Ole fair by Julie Stone Sun journal staff from Grantsboro where could you find High diving fleas sit in the cockpit of a Marine search and Rescue helicopter or listen to the strains of the menhaden chante men As you dig into some Home cooked Barbecue on the Pamlico Community College Campus saturday during the 16th annual Ole country fair. A a we be had sunny skies for first 15,�?� said Gary Miller the colleges business manager. A we were a Little concerned this morning about 5 . But it looks like Well make it through number 16 with our record approximately 2,500 people attended the event which offered music food crafts and games according to Miller. The Only problem a a a few of us got a Little Muddy pushing cars that got stuck in the makeshift parking lot on the Janet Hutton Sun journal Chuck Holten of Olympia checks out engine of 1923 Model t Ford entered in fairs car show. See fair /a2 a nation Banks hit in drug War probe a suspicious accounts cited the associated press from Miami Federal drug agents served warrants to confiscate si7.6 million in South Florida financial institutions As a nationwide drug Money laundering crackdown focuses on suspicious accounts a spokesman said saturday. Federal officials froze $400 million in More than 750 accounts nationally three weeks ago As part of the Long running operation Polar Cap. Investigators have been working to pin Down the origin of the funds said drug enforcement administration spokesman John Fernandes. The seizure warrants served Friday in South Florida covering $17.6 million were for accounts in which investigators have concluded that there was a probable cause to believe the Money was drug proceeds Fernandes said saturday. He said he did no to have any detail on what seizure orders might have been issued in other parts of the country. The warrants were served on Bank officers for 72 accounts at 20 South Florida Banks a a Legal step in the process of transferring the suspected drug Cartel Money to Federal coffers. In All accounts had been Frozen in 78 Miami Banks. The government also could prosecute Bankers and the account holders after tracing the Money Fernandes said. A if we show complicity on the part of a Bank or Bank official or some representative of a corporation or a front corporation or what have you that would be a separate part of the civil action a the Dea spokesman said. Meanwhile the account holders Are preparing to fight the freezing or loss of funds with some arguing they were involved in a flight capital a sending of assets from troubled foreign countries to the United states a and not Money laundering. A a it a the Only Way people in Colombia can have dollars in the United states to avoid inflation and other problems with the colombian Economy a said Fred Schwartz an attorney for a colombian industrialist with $600,000 in Frozen accounts. Schwartz and other attorneys say their clients bought dollars in latin America on the Black Market a a huge pot of Money swelled by the cocaine Trade a without knowing the Cash was drug tainted. The Money then was transferred to . Accounts often in violation of currency Laws abroad As a Cushion against the vagaries of latin american economics and politics. Javier Murcio a flight capital expert with Dri Mcgraw Hill a Lexington mass., consulting firm said the Dea seizures a must induce some nervousness on the part of these but he doubted flight capital see Banks/a2

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