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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Black leaders say the
city's spiraling homicide rate has renewed efforts
among churches and other community centers to
stem the tide of violence. ~ ,
Forty -nine homicides have been investigated in
Columbus in 1991. The city had 92 slayings last
year, including 17 by early April.
"We have no reason to fear the Ku Klux Klan
because we're killing each other," said Darrell
Ayers, deacon of Deliverance Apostolic Church,
a predominantly black church on the northeast
West Point gets black female
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) The first black female
to serve as student council president at West
High School in Waterloo will be the first alack
woman from Iowa to attend West Point
Leona Sanders was nominated for the United
States Military Academy by Rep. Dave Nagle,
D-Iowa. She said her admissions counseled at the
academy told her she was the first black woman
from Iowa to attend West Point
"I think West has a reason to be proud, t think
her parents have a reason to be proud, and she
has a reason to be proud," said Nagle,
Blacks stlii live in isolation
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; MIAMI (AP) About 30 percent of the nation's
urban black population still lives in racial isola
tion in neighborhoods that are at least 90 percent
black, according to a newspaper study.
: "In a study based on comparison of 1990 and
19fc0 census figures, The Miami Herald reports
in today's editions that more than 9.1 million
blacks still live in virtual racial isolation.
: That total is almost identical to 1980, when 34
percent of blacks lived in isolation.
Meredith launches campaign
: -JACKSON Miss. (AP) Civil rights activist
James Meredith, stumping Monday in Jackson to
be: * candidate for president, says he expects to
draw strength at the polls from "silent" supporters
who want liberals out of government
I Meredith, 57, the fust black to attend the Uni
versity of Mississippi, wants to win the Republi
can nomination for president in 1992.
? Meredith, attired in a blue seersucker suit and1
tennis shoes, marched from the Governor's Man-]
sion to the state Capitol. ~ .V _
Officers dumped after investigation
-JiKWdOY ANDERSON - _
Chronicle Managing Editor '
Winston-Salem police chief George Sweat has
taken disciplinary action against several of the depart
ment's officers for unacceptable conduct because of
their involvement in the alleged harassment of a city
man nearly a month ago. That action has resulted in the
dismissal or resignation of at least two officers.
But the man who was the object of their 'actions
wants to know what else the city is prepared to do about
Johnelle Hunter, who complained to the internal
affairs division of the city police department, says the
treatment he got caused him a lot more than just mental
"I'm a peaceful man, but now I'm mad. They hurt
my arm and shoulder, have forced me to stay near
home answering questions, or in a doctor's office and
kept me from doing my work," Hunter said. "I need to
know what's going to be done about that."
The public safely committee met in executive ses
sion Monday to hear a report on the chiefs action. Pufe&
lie safety committee chair, Vivian Burke, emerged from
the executive session and read a statement when the
committcc resumed the open session.
The statement reads in part, "The public safety com
"I'm & peaceful man ...
^ ? ? ? ? ? ? ... ? ? ? ?
but now I'm mad!"
? Johnelle Hunter
mittee received a report from the staff this evening
regarding an incident that occurred on March IS
This matter has been investigated by the "police depart
ment and actions have been taken by the Chief." The
statement also indicated that the matter was subject to
further review if the citizen or employees chose to
, appeal the findings and actions of the chief.
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Phoio by L.B. Sp mm Jr.
Hunter points to the spot where his ordeal
began March 15.
Tournament organizers choose Charlotte over W-S
By RUDY ANDERSON
Chronicle Managing Editor
A black college basketball tourna
ment for seniors, whose organizers tried
to locate it in Winston-Salem, has moved
its base of operation to Charlrjfe instead.
"Organizers of the Black College
Basketball Classic held a news confer
ence in Charlotte's Adam's Mark Hotel,
the tournament's official hotel sponsor,
last Thursday to make the announce
The tournament will feature 48
seniors representing more than 60 pre
dominately black institutions across the
country in a series of games over the
two- day event to be played at the
Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, S.C.,
which is just across the state tine from
The players in the tournament ^re
supposed to get an opportunity to be seen
by pro scouts from the National Basket
ball Association, the newly-formed
World Basketball Association, the Conti-*
nental Basketball League and other pro
fessional organizations. For most of these
players, it marks the first time they will
have had a chance to be seen, according
to the tournament's organizers.
"The organizers have worked
extremely hard to pull this event off in a
very short titne period," said Joe Dunkel
berger, the hotel's sales manager "This is
going to be a great, great event that has
all the growth potential in the world for
evolving into more than the average fcas
ketbal! tournament. I'm really happy
Adam's Mark was selected as the official
The event is scheduled to begin Fri
day, April 25, when the players check in,
and run through Sunday April 28.
Winston-Salem State University's
all-CIAA senior forward, Jonathan Hard
ing, is scheduled to play.
In addition to the games, a host of
other social activities have been planned
in connection with the tournament.
Ephriam McDaniel, the tournament's
chair and founder, had been negotiating
with city officials to bring the tourna
ment to Winston-Salem.
Assistant city manager Thomas
Fredericks was surprised to hear that the
tournament would be held in the Char*
lotte area. Fredericks said McDaniel had
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No one was seriously injured at the
scene of a two-car accident which occurred
Monday at the intersection of Metropolitan
Drive and 4th Street.
A blue Chevrolet Celebrity with two
female occupants was traveling east on 4th
Street and collided with a two-tone brown
Ford Galaxie 500, traveling north on
Metropolitan Drive. It was driven by an
elderly man who was the sole occupant of
the car. The Ford than struck and toppled a
heavy steel traffic signal pole before coming
to a stop.
The only charge filed was against the
75-year-old man for driving with a learner's
permit without a licensed driver present. All
parties were treated ant* rsteased. (Photo ,
by L.B. Speas).