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October, 1991 The Broncos' Voice Pase 3
As The Lights Go Out
Allegations Of Fraudulent Activity Mar Image Of SGA President
By Barbara Beebe
Wallace Hollywood Haywood
walks comfortably in the halls of the
Student Center. If one observes him,
may seem to exude, at first appearance,
an air of extreme confidence in his role
as Student Government Association
President. Many people want to speak to
him, to get his attention. So many
people speak to him in the course of a
minute that it's difficult to imagine he
remembers these contacts.
Hollywood's bid for president
of the SOA was an aggressive campaign
that discomforted some students. While
other candidates were pinning up
xeroxed flyers and homemade
posterboards in every available space
courting the student body vote,
Hollywood generously passed out t-
shirts with his named imprinted on the
back. His campaign’s political savvy
was reminiscent of the heavily-fUnded
campaigns conducted at UNC-Chapel
Hill; on the campus of FSU, this tactic
was a sure ticket to the seat of the
The SGA of FSU is supposed
to represent the interests of the entire
student body. This is an Immense
responsibility that first consists of
understanding and knowing who the
FSU student body is. This is, surely,, no
small feat. The knowledge and
organizational skills required mandate a
clear und^standing of needs, desires,
fairness, and cost. The ability to
compromise clearly aids the agenda of
the student government.
At the beginning of the first
semester of '91, the Broncos* Voice
requested a mission statement from
Hollywood and his executive staff in the
SOA'. The statement issued (see Sept.
'91 issue) was short and vague; the
officers stated they had yet to conduct a
fully attended meeting to discuss their
mission. Now, less than two months into
the semester, SOA ■ and specifically,
Hollywood - are swimming in a 513,000
It's October 11. Hollywood is
excited, He colls me into his office to
hear a promotional tape for a concert
he claims is for FSU’s Homecoming. He
shows me a promotor's contract for
$12S90 that will bring the groups Guy
and Naughty by Nature to Fayetteville
in the Cumberland County Auditorium,
not on the cm^us of FSU. / look at him
in amatement and inquire, "You're
spending half of your budget on a
concert for Guy?" He assures me that
most of the money will be recouped
through ticket sales to the student body.
The contract stipulates that 1000 tickets
be purchased at $L00 each and an
extra $11,990 be paid for 'promotion'.
The 1000 tickets are to be sold to the
student body at $10; and, if all sold,
will recover $10,000. Yet, I question the
ability of SGA to sell 1000 tickets to anv
event at FSU, Hollywood assures me.
"It's Guv. They’ll pay $10 for Guy
tickets." He goes on to recant some
music chart statistics of Guy and
Naughty by Nature. I miss his point,
mired in the process of trying to
determine what's so momentous about
There is no publicity on the
campus for this expensive affair (the
concert is scheduled for October 24)
and 1 leave, betting Hollywood I can
come up with promotional pictures of
FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS October 16, 1991
TO: THE STUDENTS OF FAYETTEVILLE STATC UNIVERSITY
FROM: H.J. Ghee, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
RE; Homecoming Show
As Vice Chancellor for Student Affain, one of the respontiblHiieg I have is to administer those activiUes
in the Division as efficiently and effectively as possible. In doing so, the propriety of each activity must be evaluated
based on Its particular merlu.
With the above in mind, as the Homecoming Show was presented to me for approval, there were certain
standard particulars that needed verification prior to approval. 1 will share the periineni points related vo the proposed
show. 1 hope you wUl make a decision In your best Interest', remember, we are discussing vout money - your siudem
activity funds. ^
1. A requisition was submitted with Xavier Black Enterprise as the promoter of a Homecoming Show
featuring "Guy" and "Naughty By Nature."
* I asked to meet with the promoter and Mr. Wallace Haywood brought a representative. This
4lpresentative informed me that Blii^ was Tiot available; but that he represented him.
* There were several questions left unanswered as a result of that meeting with the proposed
representative of Xavier Black Enterprise,
2. Upon calling Uie number o^e contract (the day after the aforementloi^ meeting) of Xavier Black
Enterprise to ask the questions 1 had, the voice on the other end of a recorded message was one I recognized
who said he was Xavier Black,
* Upon checking this phone number on the Xavier Black contract to verify whose number it was,
^ sources indicated that the number was "Voice Mail for Wallace Haywood."
■" Mr. Haywood denied that this number belonged to him.
* He also denied the fact that his voice was, indeed, the voice on the recording in quesdon.
3. In checking the address listed on the Xavier Black contract, it was registered to Tony Warren, AKA
Anthony Alonsa Warren.
* Mr. Warren is one of the litigants still under invesUgation for the loss of $22,000 of SOA money
in a homecoming show two years ago.
* There are two other persons authorized to pick up mall Avm the post ofllce box in question. These
persons are (1) Joseph Warren • to whom the check was made payable In the homecoming of two
years ago (the check was for $22,00 and the show £d not happen) and (2) Mr, Wallace Haywood ■
your Student Government Association President^; '
4. The requlslUon submitted requested a check for Sl2|990, mide payable to Xavier Black Enterprise.
3. In the Interest of protecting your fUnds ftom loss, I regretfully find It Inappropriate to approve funding
for the show as submitted.
I trust the above referenced facts will meet wtth your understanding and approval as to why I would not
approve the show under those circumstances.
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