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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, New Bern, North Carolina Local legislators at Odds Over possible legislation to Block new Bernys forced annexations. I Page a3new Bern North Carolina a world Lithuania remains defiant expects to see Freedom soon the associated press from West Berlin Lithuania a Premier saturday said her Republic will stand by its declaration of Independence despite pressures from the Kremlin and she said it could attain sovereignty within six months. Soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev has said Lithuania could become Independent in two or three years if the Republic backs Down from its March la declaration and follows soviet procedures for secession. Officials in Lithuania said hot water supplies throughout the Baltic Republic were shut off because regional distribution stations ran out of Oil As a result of soviet economic sanctions. Lithuanian Premier Kazimiera Prunskiene in a speech to a Congress of German catholics said a no one can demand from us a withdrawal of the declaration of she added the lithuanian government had received a popular mandate to a secede from the Empire and appealed to the worlds estimated 950 million roman catholics for support. Lithuania is predominantly roman Catholic. The lithuanian Premier also blasted Gorbachev during the address saying he had not decided Between a democracy and being Prunskiene accused him of unfairly calling the lithuanian movement a threat to his plans to revamp soviet society. The weft Berlin audience of 4,000 people applauded her for several minutes after the address which she delivered in German. In talks with reporters Prunskiene said she was a a hopeful that a solution could be found to end the stalemate. In an interview with West Germany a Saarland state radio Prunskiene said the Baltic Republic could achieve sovereignty in six months. In an interview with time Magazine Gorbachev said a we Are looking for a Way to restore constitutional order and authority and to do so by political he refused to comment further but added that a recently we be see Lithuania /a2 morning paper in order that our employees can enjoy memorial Day with their families the Sun journal will publish a morning edition monday. All departments of the newspaper will be closed monday. The circulation department will be open from 7 to 9 . Monday in order serve our subscribers. The new Bern office will reopen at 8 . Tuesday and the Havelock office at 9 . The Sun journal wishes its readers a Safe and enjoyable memorial Day. Sun journal Al anon helps those people who love alcoholics to Cope with living with alcoholics. Page Cut sunday. May 27, 1990 booze restaurateur reverend spark hot debate about rights responsibility on the ballot by Julie Stone Sun journal staff from Bayboro after months of heated debate prolonged by a governmental glitch Pamlico county will go to the polls june 5 to decide if liquor by the drink will come to the county. Following Jim Moyers request on feb. 19 to the commissioners for a liquor by the drink referendum a group of Pamlico county residents calling themselves a citizens against liquor by the drink a have organized Public meetings addressed the Board of commissioners and knocked on doors All Over the first of two parts county in an attempt to Garner opposition. The referendum had originally been scheduled for May 8, but because the county a request for the vote did not reach the Board of elections within 60 Days of the May 8 Date As required by Law the special election had to be reset. The Pamlico county Board of commissioners faced an angry crowd mostly members of the citizens against liquor by the drink at its april 2 regular meeting As it voted unanimously to hold the vote As soon As possible. M o y owner of the trawl door restaurant in Oriental admits he has been surprised by the oppositions activities. A if the county was dry i could see them trying to Stop it but we already have Liju Rwy thu ton Sun journal the Rev. Bobby Brown leads opposition to mixed drinks. Jesse Avery Sun journal Jim Moye right serves setup to brow Bagger Jim Hudson. Quor Here. Liquor by the drink would just give us control a said Moye. The Rev. Bobby Brown chairman of citizens against liquor by the drink and pastor of Arapahoe free will Baptist Church stressed that the Issue is a not a moral or religious a we Are More concerned by the Liberal Laws concerning liquor by the drink. We just want to educate the Public about what might happen if it passes a he said. The group Isnit debating bringing liquor into the county said Brown Only Why commissioners did not require that voters petition for a referendum. Brown said the commissioners had two options in addressing Moyers request. A they could have required a petition or asked the Board of elections to schedule a vote. Wed just like to know Why they allowed the vote on liquor by the drink when they had just required the Grantsboro fire department to get signatures from 35 percent of the registered voters for a new fire Nancy Smith vice chairman of the Pamlico county commissioners explained the boards rationale. A we were trying to avoid the expense of a separate vote on liquor. It would have Cost the county about $8,000 to hold it separately. If we had required Moye to get the petition he would not have gotten it together in time for either the see drink /a2 City a patriotism obvious unflagging by j. Alan Brzys Havelock Bureau from Havelock Holiday visitors to this City find the Community a patriotism obvious and unflagging. Eleven times a year from one end of Havelock to nearly the other old glory lines us 70 and part of no. 101, near Cherry Point Marine corps air station. Waving proudly in the Breeze nearly 250 american flags hang approximately 15 feet from the ground on Utility poles on each Side of the highways. A a it a Beautiful its patriotic. Its fitting we should do something like this especially with the Marine corps Here a Barbara Whiteman said. A whenever i drive through the City and see the flags i go she hesitated while striking her heart indicating a surge of emotion. The project began about five years ago according to Whiteman. A Yvonne Cecelski was the catalyst a Whiteman said explaining that Cecelski had pointed out to fellow Havelock appearance commission members How Beautiful the town. Of Newport looked with Many flags displayed during holidays. A we thought it was a Good idea a Whiteman said. A the Woodmen of the world from Newport donated the first 50 flags. We just picked up on it and its grown from Whiteman said More than 200 flags have been received through personal donations. City employee Jim Nienstedt has been extremely helpful and has taken Over Many aspects of the project according to Whiteman. A a it a also his he a really dedicated to the Flag a the City agreed they a put up and take Down As Many As 300 flags so that a our goal a said see City /a2 clean up Veteran works among monuments to service cd Barbara Whiteman hangs out old glory. 75$ a state hopefuls lash out at Helms stake out views in no debate the associated press from Raleigh democratic . Senate candidates Mike Easley and Harvey Gantt staked out differences Over capital punishment Flag burning obscene Art and taxes before lashing out at Republican sen. Jesse Helms in an otherwise gentlemanly debate. Both candidates shied away from direct attacks during the hour Long debate on statewide television. They often talked about their areas of agreement thanking one another at times. At one time Easley said of Gantt a i Trust but when they took turns asking each other questions the differences came out with Easley on the More conservative Side. The Winner of their june 5 primary Runoff faces Helms an Arch conservative in november. Easley said he would support a constitutional amendment if necessary to prevent Flag desecration a by some Looney Toon from but Gantt argued from a higher ground saying a world of evolving democracy might get the wrong signal. A a in be often wondered Why America. At the time when the world is looking to us. That we Start putting sanctions on political dissent a Gantt said. However he said he could support a tightly drawn Law against Flag burning. Easley in a question of Gantt said he supports legislation to prevent Federal funding of obscene and pornographic Art a an Issue championed by Helms. But Gantt a former Charlotte mayor and an architect said he was a very sensitive to the cultural Gantt said the National endowment for the arts which funded some controversial artwork with homosexual themes at Federal expense has spent the vast majority of its funds wisely. A a we be made a Mountain out of a Molehill and i done to want to be part of anything that appears to be censorship of the arts a Gantt said. Easley a prosecutor from Southport then turned to the death penalty saying he supports expanding its use against drug Kingpins whose wares results in death. Gantt staunchly stated his opposition. A because of my own feelings about the death penalty from a moral standpoint and maybe from a religious standpoint i have never supported the idea of the state killing an individual a Gantt said. However Gantt said he was not soft on crime adding a a in a like to see us go Back to the old Chain gang Days when discipline aided rehabilitation. On the question of taxes see debate /a2 business Bio-11 flight lines c3 comics c4 # Etc movies c7 classified dl-8 j life b6-7 closeup cl-3,8 i obituaries a4 crossword c7 i a i Freedom sports bl-4 editorials Aion newspaper weddings b8-9 sports new Bern girls produce five state champs break state 400 relay Mark. By weather partly sunny sunday with a Chance of an evening Shower. Complete details

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