A federal jury acquitted two Tuscarora Indians who seized a newspaper and its staff, but Robeson County's largely impoverished Indian community felt no sense of victory Sunday.

Eddie Hatcher, 31, and Timothy Jacobs, 20, were freed Friday after a jury of nine blacks and three whites acquitted them of hostage-taking, conspiracy, making a threat and making and possessing a sawed-off shotgun."I love you," Hatcher, who orchestrated the Feb. 1 takeover of The Robesonian newspaper, shouted to supporters as he left federal court in Raleigh after the verdict.