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Robesonian (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Lumberton, North Carolina Weather for details on today weather and the forecast see Page 2a sports denial Charles Shackleford denies shaving Points while at no state Pagels local rate hike subscribers of Cablevision of Lumberton will be seeing a rate hike Page 5a world elections the communist party faces a major test As soviet voters go to the polls Page 7a classified get results Danny Strickland ran an and to sell his House Danny told us i got great results had 2 phone Calls by pm the 1st Day Call 7394322 Index business to classifieds20 feature Syc lifestyles2c sport Sig world briefs7 the Robeson an 1990 Park newspapers of Lumberton inc serving Robeson county since 1870 Lumberton no sunday March 41990 vol xxi no 3 50 cents no breakthrough As Bush japanese Leader talk Trade Rancho Mirage Calif a Presl alongside Kalfell under a can Noor Cimon not in Hie to v to Rancho Mirage Calif a presi Dent Bush and japanese prime minister Toshiki Kaifu concluded their desert Summit saturday with no breakthrough on divisive Trade issues but Mutual promises to redouble efforts for resolving disputes Kaifu said i am determined to firmly tackle the underlying causes of the billion Trade deficit with the United states and other economic conflicts make no mistake about it i want to see that deficit come Down Bush said standing alongside Kaifu under a blazing Sun near a Lush Golf course at a country club where they held two Days of talks despite the contentious problems the two leaders went out of their Way to show per Sonal warmth and Friendship Bush called the prime minister Toshiki my Friend and the japanese Leader referred to the president three times As George despite the Lack of any major agreements the upbeat tone of the talks could give a Polit ical boost to Kaifu who lacks a Broad base of commissioners adopt plan to establish budget support in his party May you have great Success in your efforts in the coming months Bush said you have our full support during the discussions Bush and Kaifu reviewed a wide Range of issues from the and Vance of democracy in Eastern Europe to us forces in the Pacific but americas billion Trade deficit with Japan occupied Cen Terstage at the hastily arranged meeting Kaifu agreed that the Trade deficit was still very Large and we should continue to work harder Kaifu said that working to open japanese markets to american goods would be a top priority of his new government i told the president of my determination to maintain such policies As expansion of Domestic demand improvement of Market Access and deregulation Kaifu said head ded that both he and Bush had agreed to make maximum efforts for the Early solution of the Trade dispute but neither he nor Bush mentioned any new proposals that had been advanced Joh Culbreth staff writer the Robeson county Board of commissioners voted unanimously saturday to accept procedures in tended to Speed up the budget making process and allow More Public input into budgetary Deci Sions the vote came during the com missioners first workshop on the fiscal year 199091 budget the next fiscal year begins july 1 commissioners voted to accept a four step budgeting process propos Edby commissioner Bobby Dean Locklear in the first step of the process the Board will draw up both specific and general budget guidelines for county manager James Martin in the second step Martin will review the requested budget from each county department and meet with department Heads As needed to review the requests Martin will then prepare a pro posed county budget for the com missioners review in the final step commissioners will after hearing from county department Heads review the pro posed budget for each department for possible cuts Locklear said the new budgeting process would give the Public an idea about whats going on Locklear motion came near the end of the two hour meeting which was attended by 10 county residents Many of those present praised the Board for the openness of the meeting this has just been an extremely Sweet meeting Angus Thompsonsr a member of the Center for Community action said i dont know quite what i expected Here to Day but this has just been a very Sweet meeting and i would like to thank the commissioners for it commissioner Wyvis Oxendine shared Thompsons sentiment this meeting has been exactly what it should be the county has been responsive to the citizens Oxendine said this is what can be accomplished when the citizens and the county government come together Richard Mathis chairman of the Robeson county budget study group also commended the Board Mathis who Early in the meeting submitted a proposal for Public participation in commissioners meetings praised the Board for its Effort to obtain Public input during meetings and the budgeting process Martin gave commissioners a tentative 11step schedule for the budgeting process that he said would put the county approximately 30 Days ahead of where it would normally be in the process under the tentative schedule department Heads were sent a budget request form by Martin on feb 20 and projections of the 198990 Revenue were completed Between feb 1226 departmental budget requests for the coming fiscal year Are due wednesday Martin county finance director Leo Hunt and the respective department Heads will then review the requests March 1830 an estimate of total expenditures for the current fiscal year and total expenditure requests for the coming fiscal year will be drawn up March 816 please see budget Page 9a Public hearing to address county zoning Joh Culbreth staff writer the Robeson county Board of commissioners will take a second look at a proposed zoning map of raft swamp township during a Public hearing monday at 6 pm in the commissioners room in the county administration building raft swamp is the first of eight townships to be considered in the proposed zoning of the county the Robeson county planning Board is currently preparing zoning maps for areas of the Lumberton township that lie outside the City of lumber tons zoning jurisdiction and the seven townships adjacent to Lumberton the townships Are Smyrna wish arts Back swamp Britts West Powellsville and sad Gletree commissioners will have the option of approving rejecting or delaying action on the map following the Public hearing commissioner Bobby Dean Locklear suggested a second Public hearing be held to obtain More Public input on the proposed zoning map during the first Public hearing on the matter feb 19 in an unrelated matter commissioners will consider 14 recommendations made to the Board by the Robeson county budget study group group chairman Richard Mathis described the recommendations As a Way to create greater Community involvement and awareness of county government and the county budgeting process Mathis presented the recommendations during the feb 19 meeting in which commissioners agreed to consider the recommendations monday the commissioners will also con Sider other recommendations made by the study group including establishment of several record Sites in the county to increase Public Access to county budgets audits and minutes of meetings an annual audit of each county department a number of open Public work sessions on the county budget with each department head required to present their depart mental budgets at that time development of Short intermediate and Lon term goals for the county development of an organizational Chart to be available at the proposed record Sites which would show the Hierarchy and duties within the county government and encouragement of commissioners to ask the local legislative delegation to find other funding sources for the county school system other than property taxes in other business Travis Collins chairman of the local group All caring together will address the Board concerning Chang ing the name of Purnell Swett High school Back to West Robeson High school Collins requested commissioners please so hearing Page 9a braves win it Psi photo Pembroke Down the overtime Carolinas state basketball player Abdul Ghaffar cuts net Friday night following the braves 8682 Victory Over Pfeiffer in the final of the conference tournament at High Point col lege the Victory keeps the braves season alive As they Advance to the District 26 playoffs monday when they meet Lenoi Rhyne for More pictures and stories please see Page 1b Bush speaking at a press conference right after Kaifus departure said the two sides did not need new ideas we just need new Energy on both sides asked if he thought the talks could produce enough japanese movement to avoid possible Trade sanctions Bush said i Hope so but i dont know i think it depends on results assessing Kaifus commitment for Prog Ress Bush said nobody Ever goes far enough to do everything exactly the Way we want but we got everything out of this meeting that we had hoped for Annenberg gives million to Black colleges Rancho Mirage Calif a publishing tycoon Walter h Annenberg has pledged million to the United negro College fund saying he hoped the donation would raise the educational aspirations of Young Black people the gift was scheduled to be announced sunday at Annenberg estate where president and mrs Bush Are weekend guests it would be the largest contribution Ever to Black colleges asked about the donation saturday Bush who described himself As a longtime supporter of the fund used his bes known Label for private Charity in saying he hoped the gift would inspire others to donate our administration has stepped up support for historically Black colleges and universities the endowment concept there and i think that generosity is a Challenge that will bring on Well deserved support from others the president said its most generous and one of the most Brilliant thousand Points of Light i can think of in a statement prepared for the sunday presentation Annenberg said Black col Leges Are a major Force for positive change As a society we cannot afford to waste our most valuable resources our citizens comedian Bill Cosby made the largest contribution to a Black College when he donated million in 1987 to Spelman College in Atlanta the United negro College fund a consortium of 41 private Black colleges raised million last year for distribution to its member institutions the gift by Annenberg 82 a former ambassador to great Britain and former owner of to guide would be one of the largest contributions to higher education in this country the largest gift to a single institution was in the late 1970s when Robert w Woodruff former chairman of the coca cola com Pany gave million to Emory University in Atlanta unless Young Blacks Are brought into the mainstream of economic life they will continue to be on the Curbstone the key to this problem is education Annenberg told the los Angeles times which reported the donation plans saturday As did the new York times Black colleges have got to be sup ported Annenberg said the entire country has to get behind this foundations corporations and private citizens we cant just leave this for the government to do team completes 7month journey across Antarctica Paris a six weary but jubilant adventurers from six nations completed a seven month 3800mile trek across Antarctica on skis and dogsled saturday in the longest a mechanized crossing of the continent its a dangerous land without mercy co Leader Jeanlouis Etienne of France told French television moments after the team arrived at a soviet base on the Indian Ocean coast the men were Given a huge loaf of fresh bread and chugged Champagne As the flags of their homelands flapped above them in a Strong wind besides Etienne the team included american co Leader will Steger of Ely Minn Victor Boyar sky of the soviet Union Geoff Somers of Britain Quin Dahe of China and Keizo Funatsu of Japan the expedition almost ended in tragedy in its final hours As the team struggled through a storm toward the soviet research base of Mirny Funatsu disappeared in a blizzard for 11 hours be fore he was found Friday the crossing was by far the longest of its Type across Antarctica but apparently not the first without motor Power on feb 12 italian Mountaineer Reinhold Messner and West German adventurer arved Fuchs completed what they said was a 1700mile crossing on foot without the use of sled dogs they Are expected to arrive in Frankfurt later this month to provide details of their journey Etiennej team is scheduled to return to France for welcoming celebrations March 21 they then head to the United states for ceremonies in min Neapolis which along with Paris served As expedition Headquarters and in Washington where president Bush is expected to meet them at the White House Bush in a congratulatory message said your spirit of International Friendship and cooperation not Only helped make this fantastic journey Possi ble but also set a wonderful example for the world Community of nations the expedition undertaken at a Cost of about million after three years of planning was intended to build support for Antarctica preservation and demonstrate the Power of International cooperation Antarctica int threatened by pollution its still Virgin and White Etienne said in a Hookup with reporters in Paris All countries should forget their partisan interests and offer it to the world this continent belongs to everyone he described Antarctica As huge and some times monstrous in seven months he said the Only other living things seen by the team were their sled dogs and three Birds experts at expedition Headquarters in Paris praised the performance of the sled dogs which were trained by Steger All but one of the 36 dogs used on the expedition survived and a special High nutrition diet appeared to have kept them in excellent health the journey began july 28 near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula which reaches out toward South America on dec 11 the team reached its Halfway Point becoming the first to reach the South pole by dogsled since Roald Amundsen in 1911 the first two months were very very hard Etienne said we started to doubt after a month whether we would make it it had been feared bad weather might strand the adventurers on the continent for As Long As a month and jeopardize an elaborate International tour to tout the expedition but High winds pushed apart ice that had blocked the Mirny Harbor leaving a path for a ship that will take them to new zealand soviet ant Arctic officials in Leningrad told Cathy Demoll the expeditions manager in Paris that unless conditions change loading of the ship will begin monday the wind was howling at 70 Mph and the temperature was 20 below Zero when Funatsu left a soviet Mobile Home where he was meeting with a French film Crew thursday spokeswoman Jen Nifer Gasperini said from Minnesota when Funatsu did not arrive Back in his tent for dinner team members tied themselves together and searched the area for several hours before giving up because of darkness Gasperini said the search resumed Early Friday and Funatsu was found about two hours later she said Etienne said that when expedition members passed Funatsu calling Keizo Keizo Keizo he jumped out like a mushroom from the Snow he was in very Good shape he had survived by digging a Hole in the Snow and crawling inside just As the dogs do each night to stay warm said Gasperini who received the news from support staff

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