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February 21, 1993 | from Associated Press
The Catawba Indian tribe voted overwhelmingly to accept a proposed $50-million settlement with state and federal officials Saturday, moving closer to resolving a 144,000-acre tribal land claim. The tribe approved the agreement on a 289-42 vote after a meeting at the Rock Hill Law Enforcement Center that lasted nearly three hours. The settlement must still be approved by Congress and the state Legislature.
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December 5, 1993 | CHRISTINA CONNOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For centuries, the "river people" dug clay for their pots from the Catawba River and sat on its banks telling stories about the animals that roamed the nearby woods. Then the Catawba Indians fell on bad times. They watched as others made plans for the increasingly valuable lands around their namesake river. The tribe lost federal recognition, and many left the reservation. But that's all changing now.
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NEWS
December 5, 1993 | CHRISTINA CONNOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For centuries, the "river people" dug clay for their pots from the Catawba River and sat on its banks telling stories about the animals that roamed the nearby woods. Then the Catawba Indians fell on bad times. They watched as others made plans for the increasingly valuable lands around their namesake river. The tribe lost federal recognition, and many left the reservation. But that's all changing now.
NEWS
February 21, 1993 | from Associated Press
The Catawba Indian tribe voted overwhelmingly to accept a proposed $50-million settlement with state and federal officials Saturday, moving closer to resolving a 144,000-acre tribal land claim. The tribe approved the agreement on a 289-42 vote after a meeting at the Rock Hill Law Enforcement Center that lasted nearly three hours. The settlement must still be approved by Congress and the state Legislature.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1990 | From Religious News Service
Officials of Oral Roberts University are predicting that evangelist Morris Cerullo, who beat them in a bid to purchase the PTL satellite network, will not be able to complete the deal. The trustee for the defunct PTL ministries originally accepted the university's $6-million purchase price for the Inspirational Network. But on May 30, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Columbia, S.C.
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May 19, 1993 | LYN RIDDLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The $3 million to $25 million a year they might gain by opening a splashy bingo parlor looks enticing, but the Catawba Indians here say they will not follow scores of other tribes into such a business venture. Instead, Catawba Chief Gilbert Blue says, the tribe will invest the $50 million it expects to receive as settlement of its land claim in an industrial park, a museum and a replica of a historic Indian village.
SPORTS
August 6, 2005 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. will ban the use of 18 Native American nicknames and mascots it considers "hostile or abusive" during its postseason tournaments beginning early next year, the organization announced Friday.
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