The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina on March 25, 1986 · 57
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The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina · 57

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Tuesday, March 25, 1986
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mwmtam £Ja Trials Of 2 Set For April In Rock Hill Rock Hill Municipal Judge Charles Chiles said Monday that jury trials for Phillip Shaver and Rock Hill police officer SW Mothershed would be held In about a month Shaver was charged with disorderly conduct March 17 after a fight at the Rock Hill Mall Mothershed was charged with assault and battery after Shaver complained that the officer beat him unnecessarily during the arrest Today’s Quote "We’re doing much better than we originally anticipated We have proven careful management can achieve productivity with a minimal impact on overtime" — Lexington County SC administrator Gordon Hartwig speaking of a US Supreme Court ruling requiring public employees be paid time-and-a-half for overtime Official Leaving NC officials said Monday they had recruited David Eldridge assistant director of the SC Development Board to become NC Commerce Department assistant secretary and director of economic development The post ranks below only those of NC Commerce Secretary Howard Haworth and Gov Jim Martin a spokesman said Buncombe Man Missing NC and Tennessee authorities searched Monday for a Buncombe County auxiliary sheriff’s deputy whose burned car was found Sunday near Johnson City Tenn Buncombe County officials said Bobby Joe Hensley 40 was last seen at 11 am Saturday at his Weaver-ville home Hensley has worked as an Asheville building inspector since 1973 Footnotes York School Board To Meet: The York School Board will meet at 8 tonight to name a replacement for Supt Tom Pettit 60 who announced his resignation in December from the 3800-student district The meeting will be at the York Education Center on Spruce Street Fanners Market To Reopen: The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on Yorkmont Road will reopen on a Tuesday through Saturday schedule starting next Tuesday Hours will be 8 am to 5 pm Stun Gun Legislation Backed: Sen Tim McDowell D-Alamance said most legislators supported changing NC law to consider stun gun holdups armed robberies Current state law says a thief using a stun gun during a holdup would not be committing armed robbery SC Man Dies In Wreck: Kevin Monroe Kensey 18 of Irmo SC died early Sunday when the car in which he was riding struck a tree on SC 6 in Lexington County SC Highway Patrol troopers said Female Chief Breaks Tradition Priscilla Freeman Jacobs followed in her father’s footsteps but broke Indian tradition She’s the first female chief of the 1400-member Wacca-maw-Siouan Indian Tribe in Columbus and Bladen counties succeeding her father the late Clifton Freeman Sr Jacobs’s three brothers who operate the family’s logging business in Bolton were too busy to accept the chieftaincy she said She will be installed as chief at the Frontier Fort Pow-Wow May 23 to 25 In Wilmington Some Indians might not like having a female chief but Jacobs rejects any fears “The people know me and they know what I stand for” Medicine Chest Cancer Expert To Speak: Dr Oward Ozer an authority on cancer research will speak tonight at Mecklenburg County’s fundraising crusade for the American Cancer Society from 5 to 7 pm at Carowinds Pavilion For information call 376-1659 9 am to 5 pm Research Lab Opens: A research laboratory devoted to fighting cancer in children opens today at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia The lab is a cooperative project with Richland Memorial Hospital Farm Forum Record Peanut Crop: AL Madre and Sons Farm in Elizabeth City has set a NC peanut yield record averaging 6873 pounds an acre in 1985 said Gene Sullivan NC State University extension peanut specialist — Edited by Andria Krewson Homicide Suspected In Woman’s Death By BRIAN MELTON Rock HR Buroow ROCK HILL — A woman whose body was found in her Rock Hill condominium last week died of asphyxiation and her death is being investigated as a homicide officials said Monday The body of Dorothy Frlzzette Rowell 26 was found Friday afternoon at 443 Willowspring Ln In the Willowbrook development An autopsy was conducted Saturday at Piedmont Medical Center On Monday York County Coroner Jim Chapman took the autopsy specimens to the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) headquarters In Columbia Gantt Tells Council He Violated Policy By TED MELLNIK Staff Wrttar Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt told city council members Monday he had violated the city’s ethics policy by falling to disclose his ownership in a new Belmont television station But council members declined to investigate and said they considered the matter closed “I think it’s a case of no harm no foul” said council member Richard Vinroot "Bag it” During a part of Monday's city council meeting set aside for hearing from citizens Gantt said he found Friday he had failed to list his part ownership of a broadcasting company on a report of his holdings Gantt said the company was started in mid-1984 to apply for license to a television station “It should have been listed in my 1985 disclosure and and it was not” Gantt said “ We failed again to list it in 1986” The company now known as Metro-Crescent Communications Inc was added to Gantt’s disclosure form Friday The form also lists Gantt Huberman Architects where Gantt is a partner Gantt is treasurer and owns 15 of Metro-Crescent’s stock The minority-run company has won the federal license for television station WMHU (Channel 46) in Belmont Bennettsville High School By LYNN INGRAM LANEY Special Correspondent BENNETTSVILLE — Bennettsville Mayor Jennings K Owens is urging consolidation of Marlboro county’s high schools — a move he says would improve the county’s schools and help attract new industry Consolidation has met with considerable opposition from residents of the county’s smaller towns in recent years but Owens feels opposition is dwindling “The general feeling in Bennettsville is for consolidation” he said Monday “and although there used to be strong opposition in other towns I feel that it’s changing People are seeing the need and benefits of consolidation "Every Industry group that comes to Marlboro County asks first ‘How about your schools?’ ” In addition to attracting new industry consolidation would make it easier to provide well-trained employees for business Owens said “The job picture is changing so rapidly that you’ve got to have a strong advanced vocational training program for these kids to get a 5 Suspects Are Indicted In Marijuana-Growing Case Continued From Page 1C convictions on attempted armed robbery larceny and drug charges They also show prison escapes in 1965 and 1970 He and the four others are set to go to trial on the marijuana indictments in June Justice said Justice said some of the men were related and some of those living in Charlotte at the time of their arrests late last year had lived in White Oak in rural Fair-field County His office still has warrants for two more arrests he said but authorities can’t find the suspects Minister Witnessed Relief As Contra Aid Failed House Continued From Page 1C Brabham who is a minister with Winthrop College’s Methodist Student CenterWesley Foundation met with an editor of La Prensa an opposition newspaper and with US Embassy officials In Managua Brabham also participated in a memorial service for four Nicaraguan women and a Swiss agronomist who were killed by rebel forces Feb 15 near the town of Somotilio “We met with family members of the people who were killed We met with one of the little girls The station Is not on the air but a Raleigh broadcasting chain Capitol Broadcasting has already acquired an option to buy it for $3 million Gantt who purchased his stock for less than $45000 would be paid about $450000 on the sale Gantt told council members that they could investigate "I’d be happy to consent to that” he said But speaking in a matter-of-fact voice Gantt also said his violation of the ethics policy was inadvertent and denied that he had tried to hide his interest in Metro-Crescent Gantt said he had listed the company in a questionnaire for The Observer last year and that his involvement had been mentioned in newspaper legal ads and articles No council member showed interest in pursuing the matter “In these few minutes" council member Charlie Dannelly said "Mr Gantt has told us everything that could be known about it” Council members are required annually to list all businesses they own or in which they are an officer or director The purpose is to make public any possible conflicts of interest “W6’re all human and we all forget" said council member A1 Rousso who added that he recently got a letter from the IRS saying he may have failed to file a tax return Mayor Urges Consolidation job almost anywhere” he said Marlboro County has a vocational school in Bennettsville “It has an excellent curriculum but we can’t take full advantage of It” he said because students in high schools in Wallace Clio McColl and Blenheim must spend about half of the school day on buses to and from the vocational school In addition Owens said some of the smaller high schools have “some very excellent teachers in specialized areas but there aren’t enough students there to take full advantage of them so they have to teach something else part of the time Consolidation would allow us to have all these good teachers in one place and they could teach in their area of expertise full time” Owens said a move for consolidation would have to come from the county school board but he felt “an obligation to present the facts as I see them when the development board says you’re not going to get jobs until you Improve the schools and that you’ve got to have a training program for those new industries I feel an obligation to inform people” The 5500-square-foot facility was in operation for about six months before it was raided he said Only a few plants were found growing But the operation was sophisticated equipped with generator-powered growing lights an irrigation system a kitchen and bunk room and enough room to grow 1100 plants at least 15 feet tall It was entered through a trap door camouflaged by twigs and limbs After the raid all the equipment including a generator the size of a refrigerator was cleared out by authorities Justice said Authorities then collapsed it who was shot through the throat but survived" he said "We also walked out and placed grave markers near the road (where) they were killed” Brabham said he was convinced the United States shouldn’t provide any military support to the country He added he will be watching the debate that is expected to begin this afternoon in the Senate for aid to the rebels Brabham will meet next week with Rep John Spratt D-SC as well as with two junior high school classes a Wofford College class and the York County Alliance for Peace Chapman wouldn't comment on speculation among Rock Hill Investigators that Rowell had been raped “That's one of the things these tests will show” he said Police Capt Sonnie Dover said investigators have arrested no one and have drawn few conclusions about the death but that “we're treating It as a homicide" Rowell’s body was found about 3 pm Friday by her boyfriend Bobby Truesdale according to a police report She was lying on the living room floor and her clothes were in disarray the report said The body had no knife or gunshot wounds but there was a bruise on her mouth the report said MahoganyCoUectio Soiithwood Reproductions 4$®SPI0H GRAND OPENING SPECIAL 10 OFF EVERYTHING! 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