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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, October 30, 1982, Image 1

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inside.; SS&8?' support PCfl pA - iT5T: George Frazier swirls in controversy Page j Shooting raises questions - Editorial --Page, Durham 'i morning men Entertainment Front ,;v 1 : National Scene magazine supplement ' ; " i. ' -J. " ' -mi P'Y) "ffff- cm Urtrn,) .'Offl fifing initio j .(USPS 091-380) . .Words OrWIsdoa Doing easily what other flad dlffkalt is talent, doing whit fsjraposfhk for talent fa f d Henri-Frederic Amid genius. J It is not thi oatb that nukes as believe the man, but the mas the oath. - "... Aeschylus VOLUME 60 NUMBER 43 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1982 TELEPHONE (919) 682-2913- PRICE: 33 CENTS - ij - ' 1 . Lk ; - ' ' . , - , ' i V-''. ' . " ' - "-J" iff ' V-vr--: -M" 1 r-?rjtT : lis1"'-' "1 .' Eyewitnesses Say 'No!' t elf-Defsns'B? ' By Isaiah Singletary Duke Public Safety of- ficer Lt. Edward Godley gunned Danny Winstead down last Thursday mor- - this case are undisputed. The real question is ;was Winstead's . death, 'self-defense? Several eyewitnesses toi ning on a street corner ;the incident told The near Duke Hospital. Carolina times that' in Winstead, of Rox-:4their view the shooting boro, a Vietnam, veteran was definitely not self who had been under defense, treatment at the Veterans ' 'Someone ran into my Administration Hospital''! place and asked me to for some mental 'pro-HI call the police because blems, was wielding a someone was smashing four foot long 2x4, and j car windows in the park minutes earlier had bat-) ing lot," . said Henry tered the hoods and winr Bryant, manager of the dows of several passing ' Dutch Village Motel cars. " restaurant, 2306 Elder The essential facts of- fSt. "I called the police and went outside to see what was happening. I saw the polioe drive up, five of them, and heard them tell the man to drop the wood. He swung at one of the officers, and the officer threw up his arm to block the blow. And then the cop shot the man who was holding the piece of wood." According to Bryant, who said he heard four shots fired, Winstead turned to run, and the officer, later identified as Lt. Godley, fired again. wmiwmtmuM.u.mikmtmvmmmmimm Young Black Man Killed Jn unites i worses Disttiricft "I saw the man fall in the parking lot over there," Bryant said, pointing diagonally across the street. "I'm pretty sure" one of the shots hit the man in the back." Mrs. Lilly Poole's description of the shooting basically fits what Bryant said he saw. Mrs. Poole, who lives near the corner of Elder and Elf Streets, said she heard the first shot from inside her house, and stepped out onjier porch - to see what was' wrong. "I saw .the boy they . were shooting over there by the mailbox, trying to run 'round behind a "car," she said. "I heard three more shots. The se1 cond and third ones must have" caught him while he was turning away from them, but that last shot must have nit him in the back." DEATH SPOT "Sister T' Williams, who operates a retail store at 2501 Fayetteville Street, points to the bloody spot near the door of her establish ment where Sam Winston died last Saturday. Winston, according to police, was shot behind the store and managed to struggle into the building before col lapsing and dying on the floor. Phot.by8llMVnld Second District Rscgs ' By Joseph E. Green For several months now, . Tee and ' Ralph Williams have been com plaining to Durham City police that drug pushers and users operated behind their store located on Fayetteville Street and for , months now, the Durham City police have chosen to do little about their com- piainis.. Pose Questions ftricdysis f By Milton Jordan Executive Editor Next Tuesday's 2nd District Congressional ; election poses several portant questions and could have5, both short term and long range im plications ; for Democrats, Republicans and blacks. . The major question is simple.- Will a significant number of black voters across the 10-county district write-in H.M. "Mickey" Michaux's name for the hotly con tested congressional seat? ' The implications of a' "yes" or a "no" answer to that question are con siderably more complex. For example, if 15,000 to 25,000 black voters do take the write-in route, then the district could have a Republican con gressman to go with the state's two Republican senators. North Carolina Democrats could feel an empty spot in their back pocket where black voters once rested com fortably, and the Republican' Party in the state could find itself struggling to adjust to a new constituency. On the other hand, if black voters, convinced of Destiny that the write-in is a waste of time, and . has the potential to backfire in their faces, stick with the Democrats in the 2nd district, then business would be practically back to usual. Arid now the long shot, the possibility that no one wants to talk about publicly. What if 30,000-to 35,000 black voters take their pencils into the booths and write-in Michaux? He could win! Politics in North, Carolina would never be 'the same. Democrats would hud dle to figure out how to deal with this rank insur rection. Reoublicans continued on Page 13) , afternoon, as the bitter ' October winds -"swept through the streets, the inevitable happened, ac cording to the two black business operators. They contend that a drug deal behind their place of business at 2501 Fayet teville street went sour she described watching the yong man die. "Blood, ; was rushing from his mouth and hjs body jerked several times before he died. I can't erase it. from my memory." Both Mrs. ' Williams and her husband, Ralph, said that the young man's life probably ' could haye been saved if had taken,; chants Association. Recently, that group ap peared before the city council and appealed to the department of public safety, asking for assistance in cleaning up the drug traffic on Fayet teville Street that is negatively affecting their businesses. Asked if she heard the officers fire any warning shots before shooting Winstead, Mrs. Poole's answer was emphatic. "That's a lie" she said. "All the shots they fired were into that boy." But there is at least one eyewitness who said she heard three warning and the drug pushers and users turned" sour on each other. ; ;v The sound of bullets interrupted ' the silence and one young man Sam Winston was mortally wounded. . Winston, 25, managed to run from' behind the Williams' store, struggle through their door, plead for assistance, and then die on their cement floor. "It is something that I will never forget" said Mrs. Tee Williams, as previou MJomplaints drugs w $re,. ,being,,openly about his behavior- "bought and sold on seriously. 1 "He had been iden tified as a known drug Sarticipant," Ralph illiams said. "People who came into our store had,, previously com plained that he tried to sell them drugs and we t0!lP! Sear h'owe deter"- gnu we uiy wuiitii nine and time again that mined which of the five shots she says she heard were warningrshots. -v' if. t r i Fayetteville Street and CYje ,u" fv,n oua who said she,' saw the to get hurt," Ralph snoo,tinI . Irom ' n5 55 told the police about it. The police said that there was nothing that they could do about it. Now, he is dead; Just another dead nigger." Police will not .discuss the case beyond saying that their investigation is continuing. : "The police don't care about us," Ralph Williams said. "If they did, this would have never happened." Both Ralph and Tee Williams are members of the Durham Black. Mer- Williams said. "They thought we were crazy. Now that this has hap pened, I wonder what they will think." "The police don't allow young men to stand around and behind buildings at Northgate or South Square," Mrs. Williams said. "They know that people sell and buy drugs around here, but they choose to do nothing about it because we are black. Some of the police ap pear to feel that it is alright .if black people kill each other off." Both of the Willi amses said that the police who arrived on the scene ap- (Contlnued on Page 11) iimumumuvmmitmtmimvymmmmivttWtt Durham Business & Professional Chain Revived With New Contract cond floor apartment window, said the Duke public safety officer was justified in shooting Winstead. But Gilbert Ragland, who also lives in the area, also denied the self defense angle. "When I came out on the porch, he (Winstead) was in the middie of the street," Ragland said. "They (the police) chas ed him a little ways and when he reached the parking lot, that's where they ate him up." According to official reports filed by the Durham Public - Safety Department, Winstead, 31, was shot three times twice in the abdomen and once in the chest. The report says the shooting took place at the corner of Elder and Elf streets near Duke Hospital. Winstead was found sprawled in a parking lot on the cor ner. Both Duke Public Safety Chief Paul Dumas and detective D.L. Rigsbee of the Durham Public Safety -Department, who is handling the investiga tion of the incident, refused to discuss the ' matter. However, a former Duke Public Safety of ficer who asked not to be identified, explained that duke's officers are train , ed not fo fire warning . shots once they unholster their weapons, and that they are also trained to (Continued on Page 10) Hooks Blasts Reagan's Approach To Job Crisis NEW YORK In a sharp response to the President's economic ad dress recently, NAACP executive director Ben jamin I . Hooks charged that once more Reagan was offering the nation glib platitudes instead of sound policies to remedy the dismal economic' condition into which his administration has plunged the nation. Not only- was theEresident's analysis faulty, Hooks said, but it was also dangerously mi sleading ! Hooks warned that placing politics with the national tragedy could result in a throwback to the castrophe America experienced under Hoover in 1929. In fact, Hooks said, the present level of unemployment, with nearly 12 million people looking for work, is clear evidence that America is in a depres sion.. Furthermore, he said, not since the Crash has the nation experienced a level of bankruptcies and foreclosures as high as that which is now occurr ing as a result of the pre sent administration's policies in Washington. It is well for the Presi dent to blame the Democrats for the pre sent economic disaster as he did in his statement, Hooks said. As leader of his party, he can hardly be faulted for being political even in times of horrendous distress. Hooks said, "For the (Continued on Page 8) By Donald Alderman For about a month now, the Durham Business and ; Profes sional Chain has been operating with a loaded, double-barrel shotgun. One chamber is loaded with an extended ; city contract and the other side carries a new and enlarged federal con-? tract. Both give the Chain over a quarter of a million dollars in shooting power. The . two represent a planned resurrection of the agency that died about a year and a half ago. First came the city contract, opening the Chain's tomb and ad ministering mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. After that successful ef fort, the federal contract delivered a year's supply of oxygen; Chain officials have been working ever since. For the past six mon ths, the Chain's efforts have centered mostly on helping eight black business owners, victims of urban renewal, at tempting to carve out a survival strategy for the businesses. , 'The contract was ex tended beyond its Oc tober 15 expiration date so that the Chain could ' continue to work with the businesses. Just recently, the ; Chain was awarded a $170,000 federal con tract from the U.S. Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The Chain was designated one of 100 Business Development Centers (BDQ around the country. In a recent interview, Chain director Ervin Allen, Jr., said the city ; contract helped the agen cy get the federal one and now, with newly ex tended life, it is easier to finish the city work. "Hayti has revitalized ! us, too," he said, adding ; that "there arr some things we haven't com- Dieted, things we can do; it's only fair." - i Allen said about $7,000 was unspent from the city contract. Using that, he said, the remain , ing work on that con tract should be finished in December. "We -e exploring with (the ; business relocatees) options on building sites, availabili ty and cost of those sites." The businesses are part of old Hayti, razed during the urban renewal campaigns of the 60s. ; r Only eight businesses remain there, today and the city wants to relocate them to speed up efforts to rebuild the 54-acre tract of land once the home of over ; 100, black businesses and more than 600 homes. ; , v Workina with the citv on the project also is the Hayti Development Cor poration, formed earlier . this year to spearhead the effort. Under the federal government contract, or "cooperati v e agreement" as the feds prefer, the Chain's task is to simply promote the development of minority businesses. Minority is defined as all ethnic groups except white. That includes helping businesses with paper work necessary for loan applications and other technical assistance. The Chain, has a $170,000 budget with which to do that, $103,252 of which is for salaries. Of that amount, the Chain is re quired to come up with : $19,222 through I fees and other assessments. In addition to that, the Chain has a $45,240 budget for three special 'projects called "in itiatives'. ; ' ' The "initiatives" are called advocacy, private sector and specialized consultant services. : ine advocacy in itiative," according to the contract, "is intend ed to identify and reduce the burdens that govern mental policy and ad ministration procedures impose on minority. firms..." To do that, the Chain is expected to conduct conferences on concerns of minority businesses, identify legislative restrictions and make recommendations to MBDA. The private sector in itiative is designed to get the business community i to support the BDC's ob ' jective of starting and ex panding black businesses. And the specialized consulting . service , represents an effort to expand the Chain's workload and work area, i allowing the Chain to Hire other companies to do - work beyond the chain's capacity. Along with the BDCs came new regulations in the MBDA programs Among the irjpst im mediate is .fees for ser vices. For , businesses with gross sales under $500,000, the Chain will charge $2.50 per hour and businesses with gross (Continued on Pago 16) 1! iff r ' r - ir-"''!-' j-.-'. -rv., '. v. ; 'rt i - ' . I--- ;;X .V ' t h ' , frVl!i?,.l I J. , ii. i. - A mm "7 i m mi m v .. r V X Nt,-(iBi NEW STAFF Now that the Durham Business and Professional Chain has a new federal grant, they have enlarged their staff. Seated (left to right) are: Sharon Bodrick, administrative assistant) Kathy Peek; secretary; and Janet DeCreny, finance officer. Standing Oct to right) are: Henry Bordeaux, con tract officer; Erwin Allen, director; and Chris Cotant, hosiness development oiucer. : rkMakvai

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