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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - September 12, 1989, New Bern, North Carolina A10�? the Sun journal new Bern n c a tuesday. September 12,1989 b state Kiefs arsenic victims test overlooked Winston Salem apr one victim of arsenic poisonings that Blanche Taylor Moore is accused of committing tested positive for the chemical three months before he died but the test results were overlooked a newspaper reported. Raymond Reid a urine contained High Levels of the Poison in july 1986, but he was never treated for it sources close to the investigation said. The test results were never seen by Reid a attending physicians and Reid died oct. 7,1986, sources said. Reid a 50-year-old Kroger store manager from Kernersville was diagnosed As having Gillain Barre syndrome a rare disease that destroys Muscles and nerves a with symptoms similar to those of arsenic poisoning. Doctors would not know for More than two years that Reid May have been murdered until after his body was exhumed in july As part of the investigation of Moore his former Girlfriend. Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem is aware of discussions about a urine test done on Reid that revealed arsenic poisoning spokesman Roger Rollman said monday. But he declined to confirm or deny the existence of the test or answer questions about How the results could have escaped doctors attention. Coliseum scandal ends in plea bargain Greensboro apr a four year scandal involving the Greensboro coliseum culminated in a plea agreement in which two former coliseum officials pleaded guilty to Misdemeanour charges. The pleas came monday in Exchange for the dropping of 19 felony charges against each of them. James Oshust former coliseum manager pleaded guilty in Guilford Superior court to six counts of wilfully failing to discharge duties. Kenneth Burgess Oshust a former concessions manager pleaded guilty to six counts of aiding and abetting the wilful failure to discharge duties. Oshust and Burgess had faced 19 counts each of felony embezzlement and other charges. Sentencing was scheduled for today. Each of the defendants faced up to 12 years in prison. Oshust and Burgess were accused of embezzling More than $47,000 from Novelty sales at 19 coliseum concerts Between january 1962 and october 1964 death draws to producer to no Charlotte a a mysterious death has drawn the attention of producers of a television program in which crimes Are recreated and family members of the victim Hope the program will bring some answers. Its been eight years since Rhonda Hinson died on a Burke county Highway when a Bullet sliced into her car and struck her. Authorities still done to know who fired the shot or whether her death was an Accident or murder. Hinson 19, was found dead in a ditch beside her new Dat Sun on no 350, less than half a mile from her Valdese Home. No cd so unsolved mysteries reenact crimes nationwide in Hopes of uncovering clues will air a segment on Hinson a death sometime this Winter. Her family requested the shows help. Tobacco prices up at markets by the associated press flue cured tobacco prices were up at markets pm the old St Middle and South Carolina and Border North Carolina belts monday while the Market held firm on the Eastern Belt the Federal state Market news service reported. On the Eastern Belt Grade averages varied $1 to $3 per Hundred in most cases with a few More gains than losses. The bulk of sales was within Range of $160 to $176 per Hundred. Around 87 percent of offerings was classified As fair or Low Quality. Onslow Man Dies in Mobile Home fire Beulaville a a 41-year-old Onslow county resident died Early monday when his Mobile Home was destroyed by fire. The body of Gordy Ruth of Beulaville was discovered by firefighters. He was on the floor of the Kitchen in front of the refrigerator and stove according to a report on file at the Onslow county sheriffs office. Firefighters from Back swamp and Richlands Volunteer fire departments responded to 2 05 . Fire. The trailer was already Down when firefighters arrived on the scene said Ervin Futrell chief of the Back swamp department. Ruth a Stepson was living with him but was not at Benne at the time of the fire according to the report. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The Blaze is under investigation by the county fire marshal judge pal buyer must open books Columbia . A a Federal judge has ordered Canadian businessman Stephen me Mick to answer under oath questions about his financial ability to Complete the $65 million Purchase of heritage Usa. . Bankruptcy judge Thurmond Bishop ruled monday that me Mick must submit to the financial examination requested by several of the largest creditors in the pal bankruptcy Case. He set sept. 21 As the Date. A a it a not my intent to allow a fishing expedition of me Mick a finances a Bishop told a handful of attorneys who attended the hearing monday. A but id like to get enough information to satisfy these creditors As to his financial several creditors a including first mortgage and Trust corp. Of Greenville ., which filed the motion for the court ordered exam and Fairfax savings amp loan of Baltimore which joined in on the motion a have expressed concern that me Mick does t have the Money to Complete the Sale of the 2,300-acre Christian Retreat near fort Mill. Me Mick a attorney Joseph Kluttz of Charlotte strongly objected to the examination. He said me Mick and pal trustee . A a red Benton were negotiating a modification of the heritage Sale contract. That contract has been hampered by Mer Nick s inability to get title insurance Over the Catawba indians land claim to the property the Catawba filed suit in 1980 seeking the return of their 144,000 acre colonial reservation that includes most of Eastern York county and Northern Lancaster comity. The modification under discussion would extend the closing Date on the heritage Sale by one year fort Bragg plans to tighten Security fort Bragg a Security is being tightened at fort Bragg As part of a defense department program to protect classified material officials said. The program will require searches of briefcases handbags and packages upon entering and leaving restricted Access areas officials said. A the inspections will be random and unannounced a said maj. Doug Foster a Post spokesman a they May not inspect each individual but they will keep a pattern and every person regardless of rank or position will be it takes All types thursday sept. 14 12-6 and Friday sept. 15 10-4 at Myca. 303 first Street american red Cross blood services Tidewater Region sponsored by Elk a Penney Askews inc. In Moore s bakkers lavish lifestyle described by witnesses Charlotte a with testimony in the Jim Bakker trial sounding like a script from a lifestyles of the Rich and famous a witnesses described the pal founders lavish Homes a $5,000 Christmas tree and a two Story air conditioned tree House. With a wooden Pointer convicted former pal Interior decorator James Taggart used enlarged photographs of the bakkers Homes monday As he described the decorating work he did for the evangelist. Taggarty a testimony came three Days after he was sentenced to More than 17 years in prison and fined $500,000 on tax evasion convictions. Taggart and his brother David were convicted of evading $525,000 in income taxes on Money they received from pal. Prosecutors have indicated they might support a reduction in the tag Gartsu sentences in Exchange for testimony against Bakker. Taggart 35, said Bakker ordered him to give his Highland Beach fla., condominium a a very glamorous pal bought and renovated the Condo in 1982 at a Cost of $500,000. Taggart said he sought to give the oceanfront unit the a theatrical presence Bakker liked a plenty of the mirrors and motorized drapes with none of the visible seams he hated. Taggart said he decorated the Condo for Christmas 1982 with a tree that Cost $5,000 and featured hand blown Glass ornaments. He said in used a special hoist to bring seamless 25-foot comics into the condominium. Draperies bedspreads and headboards were added to a bedroom at a Cost of $40,000. The master bedroom draperies could be opened and closed with a switch he said. Bakker is charged with 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy and faces 120 years and prison and More than $5 million in fines. Prosecutors say he used nearly $4 million in ministry funds to finance a lavish lifestyle. A the bakkers had a tendency to grow very bored with what they had a Taggart testified. A it was not unusual to see something completely replaced More than the bakkers five level Tega Cay ., parsonage underwent extensive redecorating Taggart said. The master bedroom was changed completely at least twice and the living room was redone three times he said including a Complete change of the Brick on the fireplace. In All 23 witnesses testified monday most of them describing the bakkers lifestyle. Don Hardister the bakkers former bodyguard testified that the bakkers son Jamie had a two Story tree House at their Tega Cay parsonage that at one time was air conditioned. Prosecutor Jerry Miller asked what happened to the air conditioner. A i know who removed it. I took it out and put it in the Doghouse a Hardister said. Meanwhile Tammy Bakker appeared on the a Phil Donahue show a saying they never intended to misuse pal contributions. When packing Tuch to Lam off to Don t forget a subscription to a he its in Casto u r n a i is like a letter from Home r $3.00 off i regular subscription Price for College students Only i a a offer Good till september 30,1989 visa Call today 638-8101 co sponsored by the Sun journal Neuse blvd Between West new Bern Post offic e and Nichols Poison inc. Factory furniture outlet 633-1111 ail first Quality an at outlet Price. Fall spec Sale on Thomasville bedding. Every mattress set is reduced even further. All Brand new. All sealed Cartons. In fabrics soon to be discontinued. Size regular special Sale Price twin double Queen King 12 year warranty amp completely non allergenic with an extra firm Cushion top

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