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THURSDAY. MARCH 28. 1991
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bf RUDV Anderson and a life sustaining member of the organiza
Cfrronlde Managing Editor , tion the last six years, made his views clear
last week when he went before the school
- ; The chairman of the local NAACP's board as it deliberated whether it would
political action committee resigned Tuesday change the method of electing school board
in protest over what he considers the NAAGP members.
Board letting itself be used to promote racial The school board voted 6-3 to maintain
conflict to hide a disastrous political strategy the current at-large partisan method of elect
that. resulted in the election of an all-white ing board members. The NAACP has filed
school board. suit against the school board to force district
Vernon Robinson, a member of the board Please see page A1 3
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa . At
43 people were killed and dozens injured
fighting in black townships, including 13
* Who died when police clashed with
African National Congress supporters.
jrm one of the most violent
recent months in South Africa, where growing
plPfe factional fighting and other unrest has
claimed dozens of lives during the past few
Ju^Jpetopped by FBI
BATON ROUGE. La. (AP) :v U.S. District
Judge Robot Coltins likens his treatment by FBI
* agents to something out of Hitler's Germany.
Collins, indicted on federal bribery charges
and scheduled to gel on trial in May, said Satur
day that he believes Ms case is an example of a
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Twas swpped on the street by the FBI because
they had obtained a search warrant They took
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Mayor redraws districts
^BALTIMORE (AP) _ Mayor Kurt Schmoke on
Saturdav sinned legislation that redraws bound
aries for the six council districts, giving five of
a week of emotional rhetoric and intense
? ' Schmoke had supported a plan that largely left
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Former Laker files suit
. LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Former Los Angeles
fttfienr star iamaal Wilkes flled a $250,000
datot against the city, alleging he was stopped
: by poUcc and handcuffed because he is black.
The claim, if rejected, would set the stage (or a
lawsuit against the Police Department, which f
ing of blade motorist;
Rapid population growth and the
explosion of AIDS cast a bleak
shadow over the health of black
African children, a government
report said Thursday.
As many as 10 million sub-Saha
ran children under age 10 are
expected to see one or both of their
parents die during this decade, an*J
infant and child death rates may rise
by 50 percent in some countries, the
Malnutrition is the most impoitant
contributor to early African child*
hood deaths. Some 30 percent of
children between 12 months and 23
months old are malnourished, said
the report by Health and Human
Services Secretary Louis Sullivan
and Ronald Roskens, administrator
of the Agency for International
Sullivan" and Roskens, at the
request of President Bush, led a U.S.
delegation on a trip to seven African
countries in January. They visited
Please seepage A11
eaders outraged over assertions
By PATRICIA SMITH-DEERING the African-American community.
Community News Editor ? HIf we're being used and we've been suc
cessful in being used,.. .in advancing the
News of the resignation of controversial cause of equality for the African- American
figure Vernon Robinson from his chairman- community, then keep on using us,M said
ship of the local NAACP's political action Southeast Ward Alderman Larry Womble
committee March 26 because he feels the when he heard of Robinson's allegations,
organization is being used "to promote racial Wombleu a lifetime member of the NAACP,
conflict" drew almost unanimous support for
the civil rights organization from leaders in Please see page A10
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" Thomas Winstead, mall manager,
told me himself that engineers have
told him that the buses are too
heavy... Now, does that make any
? Arthur Kenner
f- Photo by L B Speas Jr.
The Winston-Salem Transit Authority has been trying for months to have a second stop on Route 18 at Hanes Mall
but to no avail.
Hanes Mall's refusal to allow
second bus stop questioned
By RUDY ANDERSON
Chronicle Managing Editor
Negotiations for a second bus stop at the new addition to
Hanes Mall are at a stalemate because management at the mall
refuses to allow the city TYansit Authority to put that stop at the
new section at the mall. ^
Arthur Kejiner, assistant manager for operations with the
Winston-Salem Transit Authority, said Friday that WSTA has had
discussions with mall otticials about another bus stop. But Ken
ncr said the answer he has received from those officials about
why they won't allow another stop makes no sense to him.
"Thomas Winstead, the manager of the mall, told me himself
that engineers have told htm that the WSTA buses are too heavy
for the new parking lot," Kenner said during a telephone inter
view last week. "Now does that make any sense?" he asked.
Winstead refused to elaborate on the subject during a phone
interview Friday. He would only confirm that the matter has been
discussed. "Other than that, I just don't have anything else to say
about it," Winstead said.
The Chronicle has learned that the owners of Hanes Mall,
Jacobs, Visconsi and Visconsi, own a mall in Columbia, S.C.
where similar problems occurred last year. Additionally, blacks
boycotted Crabtr6e Valley Mall in Raleigh for the same problem
of eliminating bus service. The black community speculated that
the real reason was to cut down on the black traffic at Crabtree.
Kenner said WSTA has been taking passengers to Hanes
Mall since it opened 15 years ago. He said the bulk of the pas
sengers riding the bus from the downtown area to the mall are
African- American. And he said that passengers and employees at
the mall have requested that a second stop be added at the Dil
lard's entrance to the mall.
Two bus routes serve riders bound for the mall. The routes
Please see paae A 1 1
concerns at hearing
equitable representation for African
Americans in the community.
By PATRICIA SMfTH-DEERtNG
Community News Editor
Getting public input on the task
of redrawing North Carolina's con
gressional and legislative districts
was the focus of the Thursday, March
26, meeting with members of the
State House Committees on Redis
tricting. Nine residents of the approx
imately 20 people in attendance in
the Board of Aldermen's Room at
City Hall expressed concerns that
centered on establishing five districts
in Forsyth County to allow "one
The requirement for redistricting
came as a result of the 1990 U. S.
Census which increased state dis
tricts from 11 to 12. The 1991 North
Carolina General Assembly is
required by law to redraw the dis
tricts from which all members of the
State House of Representatives, the
State Senate and North Carolina's
members of the U. S. House of Rep
resentatives are elected. If the Gener
al Assembly finds that the State
House, State Semite, or U, S, House
districts contain inequalities that are
legally permissible, then it must shift
adjust the inequalities.
Please see page A7
Rep. Warren "Pete" Oldham Rep. Annie B. Kennedy
Rep. Michael Decker