Skip to Content
North Carolina Newspapers

Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, July 21, 1994, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

J J ? USED- IDE A ? ' ?? - - The Choice for African-American News and Information 'f. '? '? i - ? . . -i THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1994 75 CENTS Power concedes nothing without a struggle. " ? Frederick Douglass Xluss VOL. XX. No. 47 Rev. Jesse Jackson (2nd from right) was the speaker at the N.C. Black Leadership Caucus banquet Saturday. With him (L to R) are: Larry Womble, State Auditor Ralph Campbell and Chronicle Executive Editor Richard Williams. * ? ? ' V ' '{ ' ? ' ? ? ? .** " ? ' . ? v ' V. ? v ? v. ^ "V Jackson Urges Ballot Power By VERONICA CLEMONS Chronicle Staff Writer I ' Citing the 500,000 unregistered voters in North Carolina, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said African Americans must look to empower themselves political ly in the 21st century. " 1 "We must build our .own political apparatus." Jackson said. "We need other folks to fight to get on our ticket, not just us fighting to get on theirs.*1 Jackson was the keynote speaker at the Saturda> night banquet during the N.C. Black Leadership Caucus last weekend. All of the caucus events were held in the Anderson Center at Winston Salem Sjate University. ? Jackson jalked about reasonable expectations lot ^ African Americans, such as registering to vote and rais ing children. Much ot Jackson s message. banquet attendants had heard before But all of it is still relevant . "The messages he preaches toda\ . were preachetf "" years ago. but the\ re still needed. " caucus Chairman Faiger Blackwell said. j College students who attend state- supported insti see JACKSON page 3 Caucus Gets off to "Fiery " Start By VERONICA CLEMONS Chronicle SfctfT Writer " To meet the challenges of the 2 1 st century. African Americans must embrace a new world view focusing on community instead of self. Emmanuel Baptist Church pastor, the Rev. John Mendez, said Fridavr "Our wofld view must be about harmony with nature, God and one another." he said. Mendez delivered the message at the opening ses sion of the N.C. Black Leadership Caucus conference last weekend on the campus of Winston-Salem State I ?nivjrcjty, Caucus Chairman Faiger Blackwell said it has been tradition for ministers to officially open the con- >> ference. Some people said we didn't need a sermon," he said, "but we wanted to start off things right. Rev. see CAUCUS page 3 By RICHARD L. WILLIAMS -f -'J Chronicle Bxectt^ve Editor j M R. Mitchell and I >a villa W. Martin feel they have paid her dues. - " ITie two African-American lawyers are now hoping that those >(hie* ? aifd the right con nections will he a springboard for a seat on the henich of the I 'orsyth County District Court. 4. Both are seeking an appoint ment by Gov. James B. Hunt to the judgeship that becomes vacant today by Judge Koretta C. Biggs. Biggs announced two weeks ago that she would join the UJS. attorney's office as an assis tant federal prosecutor. " * Beverly R. Mitchell V "? :? V' "Most of the people who come into the courtroom are black," said Martin, an assistant Forsyth County attorney. "It Davida hi. Martin makes somewhat of a differs to have someone there of r ? ? ? 11 - 1 ? ' yU .. ji?'juoii'i j? MITCHELL*** ? Burke, Glanton To V By RICHARD L. WILLIAMS i nmnicte executive bailor ' '*' ?' v- ? ',? v, '?? - L. Todd Burke and Pansy D. G lantern have a lot in common. Both are 32 years old. Both have either been or is currently an assistant district attorney. Burke attended law school at Glanton's alma mater in. her hometown of Duitwuifc == And both want to be the next state Superior Court judge in the Middle District of North Carolina. But only one ? and i^f BURKE page ? Pansy D. Glanton L, Todd Burk^S hhhhhbbbi Marshall to. Fight Random Use of Metal Detectors in Schools A. School board member says random search for weapons could unfairly target African Americans By VERONICA CLEMONS Chronicle Staff Writer School board member Walter Marshall said he will fight a proposed school policy amendment that would allow students to be randomly searched with metal detectors. He said a random search is usually abused and would likely discriminate against minorities. "I will go with all, but not random. Random always means us," said Marshall, who is black. The school board policy committee, which consists of Marshall, Gloria Whisenhunt, Dal^. Folwell and Nancy Wooten, decided on Tuesday to table the issue until the next meeting. A new meet ing date has not been determined. The policy seeks to give school per sonnel more Jeeway in the policy that has not changed since its implementation in 1 990. School attorney Douglas Punger said Forsyth County was the first school district in the state to implement a metal detector policy, which was very limited. If school personnel has a reasonable suspicion that there is a weapon in the pos session of a student or that students are bringing weapons to school, they may con duct a random search. The current policy does not give personnel the right to conduct a random search. During the past school year, a total of 64 weapons were found -5 38 knives, nine BB guns and 17 firearms. ? The school system spent at least $1,250 to place a metal detector in each high school. A spokesperson in the pur chasing department said each detector cost $115. Interim Superintendent Nelson Jessup said there are extra detectors in case a school-wide search is needed. Dan Piggot. principal at Carver High School, said he will be glad if school per sonnel gets the additional leeway with metal detector searches. "I want to have as "much freedom as 1 can to keep the weapons out of this build ing," he said. "We are here to go to school." Piggot said he wished schools could go with the kind of detectors that all students would have to walk through. But time ele ment problems would arise with that type of search, he said. Marshall said he would vote for the policy if random search was deleted and school personnel searched all students. "If they searched all students there *s? see JACKSON page 9 Families From Near and Far Gear up for Family Day By DAVID L. DILLARD ? , Chronicle Staff Writer Gwcn Smith is coming from Roanoke, Va., to spend time with her family members she hasn't seen in a while. Smith is one of many who will be look ing forward to rejoicing with family mem bers at the upcoming "We Are Family Day" on July 30 sponsored by the Winston-Salem Chronicle and the Winston-Salem Housing Authority. Catherine Manning of 1 225 Mint St. hgs invited 50 family members, including a son w in Philadelphia and an aunt in South Carolina Manning said she is also looking for ward to reuniting with family members. "I think it's important for families to get together," she said. "We haven't seen each other in two years. I'm looking forward to it" The Family Day will be held Saturday, July 30, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Rupert Bell Park located at 1501 Mt. Zion Place. * Carol Brooks-Daniel, the Chronicle's director of promotions, said the event wis designed to bring black families together. "It was designed because the Chronicle is aware of how drugs and violence have plagued the African-American community," Brooks-Daniel said. "We believe the family that plays together, stays together, so all of the events are family-oriented." Even smaller families will take the event as a time to bond even closer. James Glaspy of Walkerton said six members of his family attending the event are all from Winston-Salem, but they will spend quality time together. . "Well 1 really think it's important for families to get together," he said. "When they have some problems they can get together and laugh and have fun. and if it's something real serious they can sit down and work it out together." Activities planned include trolley rides, bingo, volleyball, tug-of-war. family photos, gospel music and a hot-air balloon. Brooks-Daniel said the event is free but families are encouraged to pre-register. Other sponsors include Sara Lee Corp., Coca-Cola. l.H. Caffey Distributing/Miller Brewing Co., Eastman Kodak and Waste Management Co. Also, contributing are ? WXII. USAir. and Glory Foods. Business 21 Classifieds.... 27 Community News .. 4 Opinion 10 Entertainment 22 ftkll,. II ? I ? ? M uDftuaries 28 Rejig ion 23 iiviiyeii M Sports ...15 [This Week In Black History ynly 22, 1934 Letter Walton appointed [miniMer to Liberia . ? TO SUBSCRIBE CALL 910-722-8624 *

North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.

Digital North Carolina