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Lumbee group raps tribal contract

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Beth Jacobs isn't against gambling. But she is opposed to making a bad bet, she said. Jacobs stood before a crowd of more than 30 Lumbee tribe members Monday night holding a copy of the controversial contract that she says signs her people's rights over to a powerful Nevada-based casino consultant. The contract - a deal giving Lewin International exclusive rights to handle the Lumbees' push for federal recognition - is a terrible bet, Jacobs said.