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XII, No. 47
Ambassador to S.
From Staff And Wire Reports
WASHINGTON - A Reagan i
source, who asked not to be ideiui
ed Monday that Robert Brown,
public relations consultant and f
* assistant to President Richard M. I
considered for the post of Americs
to South Africa.
Brown could not be reached fo
I, stat i memoer answering the
Brown's consulting firm, B&C A
Brown was out of town.
High Point Mayor Judy Mende
she had been contacted by a Sta
agent who was compiling backgroi
She said she was not told what pos
considered for, but thought Brow
a good ambassador.
"It would certainly make a sta
South African government)," she
Friends of Brown in Winston-S
I he is more than qualified for the
"I've known Bob Brown for
said John O. Medlin Jr., chair ma
at Wachovia Bank and Trust Co.'
thai Bob is an extremely capable i
L a wide range of talents that wouk
solve many kinds of difficult pro
'Certainly, whoever is appoint
the kind of uQents and expert
By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
While Curtis E. Dixon, a city
employee, awaits an Aug. 4 hearing
on a motion to dismiss his
$5.25 million lawsuit against the
city, he has issued details of his
claims that some of the city's top
administrators have conspired
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In a written statement to the
Chronicle, Dixon, a senior program
evaluation analyst with the
city, outlined what he said has
been a pattern of conspiracy to
keep him from being promoted.
Dixon's lawsuit was filed on
May 15 and contends that three
city officials conspired to hamper
Dixon's career advancement with
He is seeking $5 million in
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a long time,"
in of the board Brown has had,*' he said,
"My opinion is Another friend of B
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blems. Hairston said he has ki
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punitive damages and $250,000 in PT
Dixon said that he has been
working for the city for 16 years 21
and has not been promoted since JK
he was first hired.
The three named as defendants
are City Manager Bryce A.
Stuart, Assistant City Manager
Alexander R. Beaty and Sam H.
Owen, director of the city's
Systems and Services Depart- jjS
Beaty and Owen refused to
Comment on the lawsuit Stuart
could not be reached for comment.
Anthony H. Brett, attorney for 1 Si
the defendants, said that in
response to the lawsuit, he had James
filed a motion to dismiss the suit, cent 90
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By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
Several black administrators in the
city/county school system say that it
doesn't matter whether you're black or
white, it would be hard for you to move
upward in the system at this time.
They say there are few or no openings
for positions such as assistant principal
Dr. Marcia Epstein, assistant
superintendent of personnel, agrees. She
said that no principals retired this year
and only two assistant principals retired.
Annie R. Hairston, an assistant
superintendent for Area 3, which includes
about 17 schools, said that the system has
had few retirements and resignations in
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Chronicle Staff Wrlt<
North Ward Al<
Policc Chief Jos<
and demanding th
more blacks in
* positions in every
Hairston also v
pay plan for city <
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an Robert Brown ts Brycc A. Stuart>
lered for the post of Hairston also s<
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r)* aldermen, he said
rown's, North Ward ? ?
?n, said that he is pleas- statc^ts; Vh 1S
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lown Brown for about
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administration within the last several
Dr. Barbara K. Phillips, assistant to the
superintendent, said that although the
system does not have the openings, she
realizes that there are a lot of qualified
people in the system who are waiting.
Mrs. Phillips said that in the next five
years many principals will be eligible to
retire and may do so. "When that occurs,
things will loosen up,'* she said.
But NAACP President Walter Marshall
feels that the citv/countv school system is
in danger of losing some very qualified
blacks in administrative positions because
of their inability to move upward in the
"After so many years, black administrators
may become discouraged
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n) has not demonstrated ar
nent. He needs to retire."
i Patrick Halrston
)N community than at .any t
*1 the history of Winston_
. . Hairston said in the mei
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ling for the .This has to ^ reflec
. p M , top management," Hi
. .u ' -f w, said- "He has not demon
at ,th? f*y ^re an ability to lead the depai
adrnmistrative He ^ (0 ^ ? " ?,ar.?1
1^. M?sten said Tuesday t
vantt the merit hasn>t seen Hair,ton's me,
employees to be dum .nd could not contra
, .. it. "I can't comment on ar
I h.s grievances ^
I assume is an intern
trnmen in a ter m cjty government," h
agcr Many black leaders cri
:nt copies of the ^ *?lkt J
the seven other !wnd,mg of De*>rah
Alderman Vivian H. Burk<
D?i Stuart to review the p
iy of Hairston s handling of the Sykes inv
something that ^on
nto account," Masteh reopened eight i
cs?a^r* ed rtiurders in December a
vas in charge of nounced a rearrangement
lere were more department's murder in>
s in the black tion unit after Stuart's re
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Chronicle Stiff Writer
\ The State Bureau of In
J m allegations that a female ?
JT . JB the Forsyth County Jail i
r - W.E. Hunt, district su
declined to comment Mo
can't disclose what we ai
JHV progress," he said.
W^/W Sheriff E. Preston Oldl
x tions made by the inmates
^ vestigation will be up-froi
source outside the county
\ Oldham declined to co
<41 turned all my infc
N state," he said. Oldham
* VMm Hailes in which she said t
by a female guard. Wanda
K. Ncwmon, \
guard offered them marij
ge from the re- tice them to do special cl
g water shower
ositions open in s
Mrs. Phillips said that many people are
becoming impatient, and rightfully so.
Limited openings mean that a lot of
good people will have the years slip by
them, she said.
Mrs. Phillips said that she knew of a
white assistant principal who last year left
the system for a position with another
"We're going to have people who are
qualified, well-trained, and who don't
want to wait until their number is up,"
Administrators said that when the opportunities
are available, blacks are given
a fair chance for advancement.
The fact that blacks can advance is evident
in Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Hairston,
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i ability to toad
ime in Mrs. Sykes, a white newspaper
Salem, copy editor, was raped and
noran- murdered in August 1984. Darryl
E. Hunt, 21, was convicted of the
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urc ui murucr in a nigmy puDiicizca
lirston trial in June 1985 and was
strated sentenced to life in prison.
eDt' James I. Daulton, the officer
hat h in char*c thc Sykes investigae
tion, was fired as a result of the
nor an- rev^cw Mas ten and three other i
lything ?^lccrs received reprimands.
d mat- . When told that Hairston was
te said, calling for his retirement or
iticized resignation, Masten said,
for its ' 'Retirement is a persona} matter.
Sykes It is my business, and I will make
Ward that decision," he said.
5 asked Masten, 60, said Hairston has
notice's never spoken with him about the
estiga- operation of the police department.
"If he wanted me to know
msolv- about it, he should have given me
ind an- a copy of the memo," he said.
in the Hairston also suggested ways
rcstiga- in which the police department
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vcstigation is continuing its investigation of
;uard offered drugs to two female inmates in
n June. i
ipervisor of the SBI office in Greensboro,
nday on the details of the investigation. "I
e finding in an investigation that is still in
ham asked the SBI to investigate the allegat,
who say they met in jail. "This way the innt
and straight and done by an independent
Oldham said last week.
mment on the investigation Monday.
trmation, including the letter, over to the
is referring to a letter written by Van Ester
that two female inmates were offered drugs
SO, and Savannah Dodd, 30, say a female
mana, cocaine ana neroin on June 14 to encaning
at the jail. Neither woman took the
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choolsystem /- ^
black women who hold two of the top .
positions occupied by blacks in the ~
Both advanced through the system, serving
as teacher, assistant principal, principal
These two were joined last school year
by 39 - other blacks whtf held administrative
positions in the system. The
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ngure counts tnosc oiacKs wno neia administrative
positions in the central office,
assistant principals and principals.
The other 110 administrative positions
were held by whites.
But the figures don't impress Marshall, :""V:
who said that more blacks should be *
represented in the administrative ranks.
"There's no real push on the part of
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