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Once Again, Violence Claims a Young Life
A 16-year-old becomes city's 34th homocide, setting, record
By MARJCJt. MOSS
Chronicle Staff Writer
Winston-Salem again is reeling from a
weekend of violence
This time it claimed the life a teen
aged mother who died after being shot in
the abdomen with a 9mm handgun. Lacr
isha Shawana Gladden, 16, the mother of a
6-week-old baby girl, died early Sunday
morning after she was shot at 1 805 Locust
St., Apt. B. Gladden, of 1986 Maryland
Ave., Apt. E., becomes the city's 34th
homicide victim, breaking a record 33
murders originally set in 1971 and tied in
1972, 1973, 1989 and last year.
Jamon Lenell Brown, 15, of 222
Motor Road, Apt. 39, was arrested on a
juvenile petition of murder. He was being
held in the Forsyth County Youth Deten
tion Center this week with no bond
Police Capt. I^da P. Davis said that
the gun used in the shooting, .which was
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recovered in some nearby bushes, had been
reported stolen Nov. 2 from Valentino
Gourmet Italian Restaurant. A Valentino
employee refused to provide details and
ushered a reporter out of the Stratford
Davis said that the police investigation
determined that Gladden, who was fSund
lying wounded on the floor of a bedroom
in the two-bedroom apartment, had been
shot about an hour before the police were
called. Gladden was alive when police
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On Nov., 12, 1977, the Spingam Medal awarded to Alex Haley for
performance in Roots, the story of an American of African decent.
This i 8 -wheel truck overturned when the driver, William Collins , attempted to exit from U.S. 52 to University Parkway Monday. Officer P.K. Cox of the Winston -
Salem Police Department said Collins took the ramp too fast. No injuries were reported.
Milligan is Making a Difference as HAWS Head
By MARK R. MOSS
Chronicle Staff Writer
Arthur S. Milligan Jr., who heads
the Winston-Salem Housing Authority,
is determined to change the communi
, ties' image.
Since taking over February 1992,
Milligan has been instrumental in
reshaping the attitudes of the thousands
of residents who lives in the plublic
"What I recognize most about public
housing is that you can make a good liv
? ing and help people, too," a smiling Mil
Iligan said one recent morning after
speaking to the East Area Council, a
group of African-American business.
Milligan, 36, has been at the helm of
the $77,000-a-year post since February
1992. He was quick to earn the respect
of many in the community.
"He's done some good things," said
Larry Little, who serves on the housing
authority's Board of Commissioners.
Little mentioned the Happy Hill
Gardens Mart convenience store in the
Happy Hill Gardens community as an
example of a successful effort launched
by the authority under Milligan's leader
ship. The area immediately around the
once vacant building had been a haven
for drug dealers.
"I think the housing authority is
making some significant progress ... but
that doesn't mean we don't have prob
lems," Little said.
Ross Griffith, another member of
the board, complimented Milligan's
"insight" and his "ability to get things
done fast. . . . He's a workaholic, which
is a positive thing."
"In terms of his total organization,
he has hired some excellent people,"
Griffith added. >
Denise Adams, a former chairman
of the board and one of the director's
most vocal backers, said: "He is well
thought of and spoken of by other pro
fessionals. ... I'm talking nationally.
"I think he's going to become an
asset to the Winston-Salem community,"
Adams said that Milligan's "intu
itiveness" and vision" and "freshness"
were some of his more obvious qualities.
She likes the "team-oriented" approach
Milligan has instituted among the hous
Art Milligan became executive director of the housing authority February 1992.
ing authority staff.
Dee Smith, president and chief
executive officer of the Winston-Salem
Urban League, said that she and Milligan
became "fast friends" as soon as he came
"Art is a very caring individual," she
She added, however, that "he gives
a sense of no-nonsense."
He came here from Rocky Mount,
where he was the executive director of
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