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VOL. XII NO. 16 |
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By ROBIN BARKSDALE
Chronicle Staff Writer
A proclamation by Mayor Wa;
has kicked off a month of aciivi
the United Negro College Fund t
day, Dec. 28.
Corpening officially declared
Negro College Fund Month
designated Dec. 15 as United Ne
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far right, will co-host
Rawls Parade of
Stars," io be
broadcast in the
Triad on Channel 45.
efforts already have
begun and will
Dec. 28, the night
of the telethon.
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By HARRY HOLLY
Chronicle Staff Writer
Area veterans are once again
uniting to fight for a common
cause, but this time the outcome
will be decided in the minds of city
officials, not on the battlefield.
The Triad Vietnam Veterans
Association proposes that
Winston-Salem's new, yet-to-bebuilt
coliseum be named for the
late Lawrence Joel, the only Twin
City native, to be awarded the
Lawrence Joel in 1965.
coveted Congressional Medal of
To date, the veterans have won
support from all eight post command
organizations in the area.
Their ultimate success, however,
will be determined by how much
support they garner among city
City Manager Bill Stuart said
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the city uses no "rigid
procedure" to name such
facilities, though certain steps
would be followed before the
building is christened.
"In the first half of 1986, we
will go to the Board (of
Aldermen),'* Stuart said, "We
will not bring a specific name,
but we will have some suggestions.
Ultimately, the Board of
Aldermen will name the facility."
Stuart refused to speculate
specifically on the Joel proposal,
noting that it is 4'too early" to
comment on the criteria by which
the choice might be made. But
both he and Mayor Wayne A.
Corpening did note that the coliseum
may receive a general
prefix instead of a specific name.
"I think what we need to do is
keep it simple," Corpening said
last week, adding, "You have to
ask yourself, 'What is it? Where
is it?' and 'Will people from out
of town recognize it?' "
Recognition also ties at the
root of the Vietnam veterans'
proposal, according to the
leaders of the Joel effort.
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that L.J. was an extraordinary individual
and deserves that
recognition ? that's mainly why
we're recommending this/* said
Paul Spilberg, who heads the Joel
"This is specifically for
Lawrence Joel, and generally for
all who served in Vietnam and
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By L.A.A. WILLIAMS Fifth a
Chronicle Staff Writer 16,574John
E. Jacob, president and chief ex- 55400c
ecutive officer of the National Urban
League, called for a 4'new frontier of Jaco'
equal opportunity" at the local League's League
"Celebration Luncheon" Tuesday at the future (
M.C. Benton Convention Center. equal 0
Jacob told a near-capacity audience of must
Urban League friends and supporters mainstl
that "ttovernment. edncatinn anH in. nation.
dustry must join hands in a new frontier ^aco1
of equal opportunity with the voluntary year f
sector. The future of this country celebra
depends on our working together."
The luncheon began a series of advoca
festivities leading to the official opening The
Dec 17 of the League's new offices at
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IN THE WAKE of mounting
criticism, Police Chief Joseph E.
Masten announced Thursday the
reopening of all urTsolVed
murders in the city during the last
five years, including the conI
troversial Deborah B. Sykes case.
Masten also announced
changes in the department's
murder investigation unit, adding
to them Monday the transfer of
Detective J.I. Daulton, the chief
i investigator of the Sykes case,
from the Crimes Against Persons
section to the Fraud Squad.
Daulton has been cited in a city
manager's report for giving
testimony during the trial of Dar'
ryl ltogen* flforit thafWas inconsistent
with police transcripts.
Hunt, a 20-year-old black
man, was sentenced to life in
prison for Mrs. Sykes' rape and
murder last summer. His supporters
say he was tried unfairly
and that Daulton concealed facts
in the case and lied on the witness
Flanked by Assistant Chief
Oliver D. Redd and Sgt. Mike V.
McCoy, both of whom are black,
I I Masten said the new moves will
become effective Dec. 9 during a
"It was a competent prosecution
and Investigation. It wasnt perfect."
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Chronicle Staff Writer now p<
Members of the Darryi Hunt Defense
Committee said Thursday that District At- Hunt
tomey Donald K. Tisdale conspired to con- rape m
vict 20-year-old Darryi Eugene Hunt. Deborah
Tisdale called the charge "preposterous." Qf this
Said the Rev. John Mendez, cochairman
of the Hunt Defense Committee, Memb
reading from a prepared statement, "After Defense
examining these reports and letters from and sub
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since Jan. 1, 1982, said "the I
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b also said this is an important I
or the Urban League. It is
ting its 75th anniversary, he said, M
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cy for the nation's poor. John g Jacot). .
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i murders reopened;
led case reassigned
press conference at police headquarters.
Masten said the moves were
made because of directives included
in City Manager Bill
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"behavior in the Sykes investigator?The?report?ordered?the
department to re-evaluate its investigative
case management procedures.
Stuart's report had concluded
that the department violated
standard police procedure
"Why didn't they
cooperate when Larry Little
and 'Slick9 Poteat tried to *
tell them from the start
what happened? We tried to
cooperateand Jisdale took
us to court."
? The Rev. John Mendez
numerous times during its investigation
of the August 1984
Sykes rape and murder.
"One of the reasons for these
moves is because there is a lot of
community concern about
murder cases, not just the
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al atrocity is Mr. Tisdale, who is
minting his finger at the police
was arrested last September for the
i murder of newspaper copy editor
1 Sykes. He was convicted in June
year and is now serving a life
>ers of the community and the
Fund have said that Hunt's arrest
sequent conviction were based on
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The Urban League has been a
Dcate" (photo by James