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Some Tarheels Have Lottery Fever,
But Some Lawmakers are Lukewarm
A General Assembly to discuss bringing lottery to state in next session
By Sheridan hill
? Spec**] to the Chronicle ;? .
Every fifth Wednesday and Saturday, four friends
get together and drive from Winston-Salem to Virginia
to play the lottery.
Each spends about $10 to $15 on the instant win
"scratch" game. During the three years they've been
'pitying, they usualljrwfn back their stakes, but'nbbbdy
hit won big. But like a high number of Tarheel gam
blers that make trips across the border,, win or lose, they
keep playing. *" ? . ~ '
An estimated $70 million is spent by North Car
olinians on the Virginia state lottery, which translates to
an annual profit of $20 million.
Some Tarheel gamblers, however,' who would
rather gamble the^r money at home might get their
wish. When the North Carolina General Assembly
reconvenes in May, it will consider giving voters a
chance to decide whether to bring the lottery to the
state. Debate heated up this spring when legislators
introduced three bills ? two in the House and one in
the Senate ? calling for a statewide referendum.
A bill introduced by Sen. George Daniel, D
Caswell, went to the House in June and is now in the
constitutional amendment and referenda committee.
Part of the debate on the lottery revolves around its
The Senate bill estimated annual revenues of $600
million the first year. Of that amount, $300 million
would go to lottery prizes, $100 million for administra
tion and $200 million to a trust fund. Interest from the
Crust fund would be pegged for education and technol
ogy: Resistance to a state lottery can be divided into
three groups: those who oppose for moral or religious
reasons; those who think state government should not
get involved in gambling; and those who think the lot
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NEWS AT A GLANCE
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By MARK R. MOSS
Chronicle Stiff Writer
Carrie Clement Gwyn on Tuesday became the
city's thirty-second homicide.
Gwyn, 68, was stabbed to death about 3 a.m. at
the home she had shared with her husband, 73-year-old
Roy Roosevelt Gwyn, Police Capt. L.G. Davis said.
Roy Gwyn is being held in the Forsyth County Jail with
privilege of bond, Davis said.
Davis said Gwyn contacted police about 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday and told them he had killed his wife. When
police arrived at their home at 3320 New Walkertown
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In W-S, Blacks
By DAVID L. DILLARD
Chronicle Staff Writer
If you are an African-American and live in Win
ston-Salem, you stand a much greater chance of being
arrested than if you are white.
Of the 29,357 people arrested last year in the city,
nearly 70 percent were African American. In itself the
figure appears astonishing, but even more so since
African Americans make up only 39 percent of the
city's 143,485 residents. .
"It means we have more black men in jail rather
than out in the community to make a difference,"
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Franklin Resigns from WXII
By RICHARD L. WILLIAMS
Chronicle Executive Editor
Denise Franklin, the noon and six o'clock anchor
man for WXD Channel 12, said she resigned from her
position last week because it was time to do other
"The time was right," she said Tuesday in a tele
phone interview. "We all are pretty intuitive and when
something feels right, sometimes you sfe-tfe-the
Franklin did not rule out the possibility of
reemerging in the television industry, but said entre
prenuership is one of many options she will explore.
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Alderman Vivian H. Burke said.
She said the African-American arrest rate is
reflective of blacks being oppressed not only in Win
ston-Salem, but throughout the country.
"National statistics show it's easier to arrest poor
blacks," she said. "If it's happening at the national
level, then it's happening here in Winston-Salem."
At its current rate, authorities say, the rate of
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