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Vol. XIII, No, 47
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In a ceremony launching a
major assault on crime and drug
abuse in local public housing last
week, the Winston-Salem Housing
Authority also honored 58 of its
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for achievement in beautification,
academic, sports and leadership.
Also, Kimberly Park Terrace
earned top honors by receiving the
Resident Council Participation
award for 1987.
The program, held last Friday
in Winston Square, marks the first
time such honors were presented to
public housing residents citywide,
according to Barbara Ferguson, the
Authority's management director.
Usually each complex conducts its
own ceremony each year since
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immunity to Marine Lt. Col. Ollic
testimony before the Iran Arms lnv<
mittee because "if he violated the la
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Bethune-DuBoise Fund, recently est
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asked "what does immunity say t
thousands of prisoners already in ji
laws...if it were y&u or I or some
ficials, we would be prosecuted and
As the only black member of the!
team investigating the political scar
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officials are charged with violating
legislation specifically prohibiting
fleers from using government
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Housing Authority Commissioners'
awards were presented to
the students by Commissioner
Naomi Jones. For academics: Kim
Blackwell, 2700 Piedmont Cir.;
Michele D. Comwell, 1115 E. 17th
St; Angela D. Ingram, 1330 Oak
St.; Ronnie Christian, 1002 Baltimore
St. and Cheryl Gibson, 716
For sports: Waddell Hooper,
2880 Piedmont Circle; Ronnie
Christian and Arthur Davis, 853
Willow St. Priscilla Thompson of
2815 Piedmont Circle, was presented
the leadership award.
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Alma Green, Arnita Gordon, Minnie
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1 For Happy Hill Gardens; Winnie
Morris, Alberta Hughes, Christine
Miller, Irene Hairston, Virginia
iarrett, Hester Frazier, Gloria
<philds, Emma Sims, Willie Austin,
livfr. and Mrs. Phillip James, Sarah
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:Spach and Daisy Hicks.
At Crystal Towers: Rufus
Matthews, Evelyn Marshall, Archie
Rice, Dorothy Oreen and
< Gladys Stuart
In Kimberly Park Terrace:
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By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
The three new recent appointments^
State University Board of
Trustees are expected to be a real
asset, said Board Chairman
James D. Branch.
"We (the board) are in a
positive mood right now and
want to keep it that way," he
said. "These are positive appointments
and I think they will
carry on that tradition."
The new appointments are:
Wilma L. Lass iter, a former
WSSU professor and J. Edgar
Broyhill II, owner of the Edgar
B. Furniture Co., both appointed
by Gov. James G. Martin; and
Mickey W. Dry, senior vice
president/group executive at
Wachovia Bank and Trust Co.,
appointed by the University of
North Carolina Board of Goiter?
nors. .They were appointed to
Chancellor Cleon F. Thompson
agreed with Branch that the
appointments will be positive, aiding
that they will help maintain '
the blend of the corporate community
and the educational community
that the board needs.
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on the board from the corporate
and educational communities
we will have an excellent
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William K. I
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for the position.
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DALLAS - Blacks who pay
the same Social Security taxes as
their white counterparts will get
far fewer benefits because they
have shorter lifespans, according
to a national study recently
That means the Social Security
system is transferring wealth
irom Diacks to whites, said John
Goodman, president of the National
Center for Policy Analysis.
Among children bom today,
only 58 percent of black men and
75 percent of black women are
expected to reach their 65th birthday,
4'In any given yeablack
. male worker is about twice as
likely to die as a white male
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composition as we go into the*
planning phase for our capital
campaign," he said. "And it's an
advantage to have an excellent
trustee board sitting when you're
doing the campaign/'
Both Branch and Thompson' said
that they know Mrs. Lassiter'
and Broyhill personally. They'
said that they have heard good'
Wllma L. Lassiter .
things about Dry and are looking
forward to meeting him.
"1 know Mrs. Lass iter's hus
band is an attorney, very active in
the community and puts a lot of
time back into the community
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0 people want the chance to be the
alem's next human relations director.
Jill, the city's personnel director, said
re than 50 applications were sent in a
meeting was held Monday morning
sent the applications to the Personnel
Human Relations Commission,
mis chairs the committee and could
at although there were some local
not know how many. He said that he
w the number of African-American
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worker," he said.
"The effects of the welfare
state are devastating for blacks in
terms of the loss of Social Security
benefits. In fact, the treatment
of the two races is so different, j
the very constitutionality of the
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system may dc questioned,"
A white man entering the labor
force now can expect to receive
74 percent more in Social Security
retirement benefits and 47 percent
more in Medicare benefits
than a black man earning the
same wage, the think tank's study
The Social Security tax, now
14.3 percent of workers' incomes,
finances Social Security
retirement, survivors and
Please see page A10