The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, March 06, 1982, Page 3, Image 3
r Former Public Safety Officers Sue Duke I For $1 Million By Milton Jordan Three former Duke University public safety officers have filed a $1 it: - -1 a: . . i tion lawsuit against ine university. A- - :.-, The three Dennis Ellis, Ms. ; Rosa , Scar- i borough and' Edward: Smith y' ; ' charge that r they "were- mistreated, overlooked . for. promo-.; tions and either fired or! forced to resign because: they are black. P; ' The suit,'.-''-filed last ?; month in the U.S. : District Court for the 1 North Carolina Eastern District, is filed as a class action suit. But it must be certified as a class ac tion by the court. University? officials refused to comment on" the suit. Specifically, the suit charges that Ellis, who was hired as a Duke University public safety officer in February 1973 and who was promoted to lieutenant in 1978, was "busted" to cpr poral and later fired on charges of insubordina tion by disobeying an order to wear his cor poral's bars, an insignia of his rank. He was also charged with less serious infractions. According to Ellis, the firing came while he was on tem porary leave of absence, and ". . . .Caucasian! employees involved in similar problems were not demoted in rank or required to lose their' position of employment." Ellis, 31, said in a re pent interview that the; kuit was filed, not simply ' to get at what he called concrete racism, but abstract racism as well, and the department's' habit of systematically; getting rid of people who! question what is goirig' Ms. Scarborough, '29, who currently teaches at NCCU's law . school, charges that she was fired as a Duke Universi-, ty public safety officer in -t September . 1978 M)nu charges of unsatisfactory job performance.". . . She claims, , however. ; that her dismissal came; because she questioned various policies and what she I . considered discriminatory practices in the department. Ms. Scarborough was one of the first two . black women hired as public safety officers at Duke. Smith , who was one of the first black public safety officers at Duke: University, could not be reached for comment. Both Ellis and Ms. Scarborough filed com plaints against- the university under provi sions of the Equal Employment Opportuni ty Act, and both said they were given the "right to sue" byEEOC after efforts to conciliate the disagreements failed.. In addition to the $1 million they're asking for in actual damages, the defendants are also asking the court to order Duke to reinstate them, if they want the jobs back, and to award the three back pay from the time they fired. The suit asks for similar awards for other members of the class, should the court certify the claim as a class action. Girl Scout Troops Recommit Themselves To High Ideals f SAT.. MARCH 6, 1S32 ' THE CASCUrU TIKES -3 ,. uOn a diet? Try munching ; celery instead of crackers or. potato chips. Celery has only five calories per eight-inch', stalk. y ' Hang trousers on special pants hangers that Suspend ' ' them by the cuffs. Gravity wd help puO the creases straight and remove minor wrinkles. Dr. C. Eric Lincoln To Preach at Russell Memorial Dr. C. Eric Lincoln, professor of Religion and Culture at Duke University, will preach at Russell Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church on bunaay,-March 14, at 11 a.m. By Milton Jordan Slowly, the overhead lights winked out in the Sanctuary at Community 'Baptist Church Sunday evening, leaving the flickering light of about fifty candles to break the darkness. ' It was Scout Sunday at Community, a ' small Baptist Church of ; some 12S families at 4821 Barbee Road. The church sponsors four ' Girl Scout troops and one Boy Scout troop, which includes a Cub Scout pack, according to Ms. Connie Montague, the church's Girl Scout coordinator. Scout Sunday is now an annual event at the church where the scouts reaffirm their commit ment to scquting's lofty ideals. The major part of the program featured the Girl Scouts, going point-by-point through the Girl Scout law, explain ing what it means. Principles of the law include honesty, fairness, cheerfulness, friendliness and con sideration, respect for authority, wise utiliza tion of resources, a desire to protect and im prove their world, and respect for self and others. As each girl an nounced each point of the law, she lit a candle, and when the candles were all lit, the lights flashed out, leaving just the candles, described by the girls as symbolizing "a small but strong light of hope in the world." Members of the church's Boy Scout troop opened and closed fhe "Honor Court", with a presentation of the American Flag and the Bible. In an interview follow ing the program, several Girl Scouts discussed their purposes, goals and problems with scouting.. 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He is the sole author of more than ten books and his contribution to scholarly journals and magazines exceeds a hun dred. , The public is cordially invited to come and hear this preacher, professor and prolific writer tit 'L 1 '. rSi'rfL0"" Council, the state's ifrfW mi.vWP'm tensest Girl Scout court- rat ' :' . DR. LINCOLN Brotherhood Sunday at Union Brotherhood Sunday will be held at Union Bap tist Church, Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m. Dr. C. Eric Lincoln of the Duke Divinity School, will be the guest speaker. lit teaches you now to be self-confident in almost every situation." Audrey Jordan, 13, who has been a scout for seven years, said she got into scouting because she likes participating in group activities, but be ing a scout does present peer problems. "That's one of the biggest problems with being a Girl Scout," Audrey said, "because sometimes your peers give you a hard time because they consider scouting to be for little girls and therefore a waste of time for a teenager." How does she handle the pressure? "I tell them that since mars me way iney ieei, Audrey explained, "it's assure sign theytneed to bVin scouting." V For Kim Harrison, 13, one of scouting's main attractions is being, able to travel. She and Cither members of her troop visited. Florida's Disneyworld last . sum mer. ; Tamika Wright, 1 i. Subscribe to The Carolina Times cil, with troops in twenty counties in the Piedmont area of the state. Accor ding to Ms. Carol Hyman, Pines of Carolina field director, there are about 1400 girls who are regular active: members of scout troops that comprise the coun cil, and about 500 of them are black. She said the - council's . member ship means that one in every 13 girls between six and 17 years old in the council's twenty counties is a Girl Scout. "Our geal", she said, "is a 1-10 ratio." The Girl Scout pro gram operates on four levels, covering four dif ferent age groups:: Brownie, 6-8; Junior, 9-11; Cadet, 12-14; and, Senior, 15-17. Community Baptist's Girl Scout program in-, eludes one Brownie troop, two Junior troops and one Cadet troop. "I think we will have some girls ready to go to senior scout next year," said Ms. Montague, "and we are thinking about starting our own! troop. There are no black senior troops in mmattu?l JJrntrrofltal wmplt 1200 W. Club Blvd. Walltown School Auditorium Durham. N. C. i i fenced-in Parking Oil Onslow St. in rur l latHm SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 1982 ' iMWngfwAChurtmm U Allva Aiut EicHil i Marian Wright, fntor Sunday 10:00 AM A 6:30 PM Wednesday-. 7:30 PM Friday 1:00 PM 'A 1715 ATHENS STREET DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27707 TELEPHONE: 688-5066 f Sit. (Mm 9 ' f a I I a ninj A com this area, and maybe we will have the first one." One other important, element of the Girl Scout program, according to Ms. Hyman, is the adult volunteers who work! with the girls, teaching: them the principles and serving as role models. Ms. Katby a former Girl Scout," is such a volunteer. She, coordinated and produc ed Sunday's program at the church. "I do this because I really enjoy working with young people," she said, "and because I feel it is important for these girls to have role models so they can see that the principles. ,.we are NCCUArea Garden Club The NCCU Area Garden Club held its monthly meeting February 22 at the home of Mrs. Weona Peaks, oh Nebo St. The Garden Gate was opened by Mrs. Hattie Johnson, chaplain, who conducted devotion. The president, Mrs, Sophine . chavis, informed members that tickets for, the Queens Contest had been purchased and a check would be forward ed to Mrs. Carrie Vereen. Before the repast, the blessing was given by the club's little guest, Miss Kellie Nicole Moore. Mrs. Louise Moore teaching them really work later In life.11 Explaining the scouting program from a practical basis, Ms. Carver said the girls come in as Brownies and spend that period learn ing the basics of interper-, sonal skills, and as they !' ladder, they learn sucti i important lessons as how j to get along with Others ' and to work as a team. acout programs are financed by weekly dues and other fundraising projects, such as selling Girl Scout Cookies. Last year, according to Ms. Montague Community's Girl Scouts sold about $1.5,000 in cookies. thanked the hostess. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Louise Moore, 910 Lawson Street. & ADJACENT TO RTF 3 mins. RTP 7 mins. Durham 12mins. Duke Century Oaks Apartments IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY 2, 3 Bedrooms Fireplaces in Townhouse Energy Etliclant Features Up to 2 Baths Jogging Trail 10 Apt. 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DURHAM, N.C. 27701 OU Chapel Hill St. Behind Washington-Duke Motor Inn Publisher Schedules Autograph I Party f Sekoni On the Move tor God Rev. J. Cecil Cheek, B.Th., M.Diy. Minister SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 1982 Publishers of ; Durham will host an autograph party for Abayoni Moses, whose recently-published directory- of law schools has i begun to attract public .attention, at 7 p.m.i Frit day, March 5, in the Alfonso $ Elder Student Union at North Caiplina Central University. Moses is a graduate of the NCCU School of Library ' Science, and created the directory, U.S. Law Schools, as a result of his experience as a law school librarian. His directory compiles the specialties and special courses ' offered by most of the nation's Bus Service lor Church Sunday School and Mor- f jXTTTL c 1 u?H Ul.,.kl. C..I... euarunna 1. uialrnma In I 1 , '4 . WW lllliy WUllip DDITIbO. fctol w vii.Miiiw i- ft avaJlflWl 9:30 A.M. 11:00 A.M. Sunday School Morning Worship . WEONESOAY 6:30 P.M. 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