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THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1992
COMMUNITY OFFERS AID TO CITY LEADERS ... SEE PAGE A4
22 PAGES THIS WEEK
Answering the call
Local salon owner becomes
Location: Comer of Vargrave and Waughtown Sts.
Built: 191 9. Additions In '43, '55, 60, 75
Owned by school system, leased to Famtly Ser
vices for Head Start*
Advantage: "Integrateable" district could be
created from Immediate area; less busing; least
costly to renovate.
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Disadvantage: Head Start would have to be relo
cated; $1 million minimum renovation Including
heating system, air conditioning, new roof.
Location: Highland Avenue at 12th St.
Built: 1953. Addltton in '56
Owned by partnership of ShUoh and St. Peter's
Baptist churches and American Bakeries.
Advantage: Good East Winston location (near
Kennedy Middle School).
Disadvantage: $2 million renovation, LIFT
(Learning Is Fun, Too) and church day care
would have to be relocated or new facilities
Location: East End Boulevard (bordering 5th
Built: 1925. Additions In '51 and *55
Advantage: Owned by school system.
Disadvantage: Most of property is In a flood
plane; $3 million needed to repair extensile
vandalism rod decay including electrical
rewiring, njw air conditioning and heat plant,
repair fircTQamage, new roof. Has been
declared a surplus property and is for sale.
East Winston School
Advisory group considered three possibilities
By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronicle Staff Writer
j' Concepts and ideas for an East Winston school
came one step closer to bricks and mortar when an
advisory group met last week. In defining the param
eters of the school, members spent much of the brain
storming session discussing location.
The "super school" would be designed to satisfy
the learning skills of students whom the current
schoohsystem is failing.
The three schools discussed as possible locations
were intermediate schools created under the 1971
desegregation plan and closed under Dr. Zane Ear
gle's 1984 reorganization: Diggs, Brown, and Sky
Attending the meeting were Associate Superin
tendent Palmer Friende; Division Director Annie
Hairston; Division Director Dr. Ann Shortt; former
Paisley counselor Martha Young; the former director
of Head Start and former elementary school supervi
sor Louise Smith; school board member Nancy Grif
fin; N.C. Rep. Pete Oldham; Assistant County Man
ager FilzGerald and County Commissioner
While no final plans ^vere^made in the meeting,
the group generall>Tagree(f on these points: two par
ents will be asked to join the advisory group; the
group will investigate using Brown school but is
leaning towards Diggs school; Sky land would be too
costly to renovate; a district would be created for the
school (it would not be a magnet school); language
skills would be a priority with grades K-3; parent
involvepient would be stressed; the school would
provide^ programs year-round,
A comprehensive child services center would be
part of the school, including morning and afternoon
day care. Kevin FitzGerald noted that locating the
school at Brown would be a plus, because "you've
already got day care in place."
Shiloh and St Peter's Baptist churches incorpo
rated in 1986 to buy Brown from the school system.
Over half of the building is filled with the church
operated day care center and the&IFT (Learning Is
Fun Too) program^
Earline Parmon, LIFT director, noted that the
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only part of the building not in use is the part that
needs renovating. She added, "I think the location of
Brown would be an excellent site for an Hast Win
ston school. If relocating became an issue for LIFT, .
*ve would consider iu'\
Margaret Adams, Head Start director, was some
what frustrated at the thought of moving. "I've been
dealing with this off arefon for three years. If they're
going to move us, I wish they'd just quit talking
about it and do it." ' " . '
In 1984, the school system entered a five-year
lease with Family Services to operate Head Start in
the Brown school, yet several times during that peri
od, the facility has been considered for other uses.
Family Services has tried several times to buy the
facility, and is currently under a year-to-year lease.
Head Start fillsevery room in the building, serv
ing 377 children frohi infants to five year olds. The 1
few rooms not in use as children's classrooms are
used for health services, dental screenings, GED
instruction, a family meeting room, and a special
enrichment program for autistic and multiply-handi
Homeless and low-lncoma residents say tha city
should halp tham ranovata housas Ilka thasa at
1423 East 5th Strsat.
grass-roots leaders took the microphone and admon
ished city housing officials for painting a rosy picture
of the housing situation and for not asking the con
sumer ? those who live in low-income housing and
those who are homeless ? - about their housing prot
Please see page A2
acfcept our apologKtflor ittjrii
ntence caused by ddr
tile. We are flow back 01* our regular schedul
starting with this edition. f
>? Winston-Salem Chrtnkfc'M
tells city hall
^By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronicle Staff Writer
Tuesday night when the city presented its housing \
plan for Winston-Salem's low-income and homeless
citizens, the numbers and statistics they had compiled
showed up in flesh and blood and made their voices
The Rev. Lee Faye Mack, Pamela Thombs of the *
Experiment in Self Reliance, D.D. Adams, Preston
Mack, NAACP President Rev. J.L. Nance, and other
D. Smith resumes position -
By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronide Staff Writer
Judging from the hugs and smiles
she got Tuesday standing outside the
Urban League building, Delores Smith
will slide easily back into the president's
chair on Monday morning. After more
than a year of biding her time and even
tually forming a cultural differences con
sulting company, she is excited about
once again taking up the reins of the job
she held from January 1989* through
Smith says the last year has been a
learning experience. <
"I believe strongly that out of crisis,
positive things do happen. The thing I
want most is to see us l?avc ^1 behind
and start '92 with the determination to
She is anxious to put the past behind
and is openly grateful to the Urban
League Board of Directors for giving her
a fresh new start As president and CEO
(chief executive officer) of the Winston
Salem Urban League. Smith was some
times criticized for her no- frills manage
ment style, and for publicly airing dis
putes with the Board of. Directors. She
speaks of the past in a somber tone, but
her expression lightens when she con
templates the road that lies ahead.
"Now I enter a new challenge, and
I've been known for accepting and deal
ing with new challenges."
Her first order of business will be to
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Remembering Dr. King
WAAA to host MLK program
By YVETTEN. FREEMAN
Community News Editor
WAAA radio station, the Winston
Salem NAACP and the Winston-Salem
Human Relations Department will once
again sponsor a program to honor the late
\ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The 12th Annual Noon Hour Com
memoration will lake place at the M.C.
Convention Center from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.,
on Monday, Jan. 20.
The focus of this year's program will
be "Winston-Salem in 1992: 30 Years after
Martin Luther King Jr. visited the City.
1992: A Political Year, A Centenniel Year,
and A Year in Recession. What Does the
The keynote speaker for the program
will be Benjamin Ruffin, vice president,
corporate affairs at RJ Reynolds Tobacco
One of the many aspects of the pro
gram will not only be to honor Dr. King,
but also to help neon'* ?o realm his pro
found contributions to society as well as
the civil rights struggle.
Mutter Evans, owner and general
manager of WAAA said, "For too many
African- Americans, and people in general,
when they think of Dr. Martin Luther
King, all they really think about is "I Have
A Dream." And that of course, is one of
his greatest claims to fame from the stand
point of the speech, but he certainly was a
lot broader than just that speech.
"And so what wc have tTied to do
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Eton Rufftn, vice president, cor-,
porate affairs at RJR, will be the
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