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North ran Traditional Academy, at 340
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Onmmupity. Superintendent Donald
MtrtiD^llw SdiMl Board of the Winston
Stkn/Fonyth County Schools, parents,
tedehcrs, students and community residents
ddptiwid'fhe building on Sunday, Dec. 7, at
- 3 p.in. More than 200 people attended.
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vC&orus, under the direction of Shirley
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principal Sue VerM) and the dedicated tuff
of North Hilh Traditional Academy for
their contcientiou* efforts in preparing the
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past continue to week together and look
beyond color, because in our youth the
Alton world ia been today."
He reminded the audience that North
Hills stands as a reminder of how successful
a community can be when they work toaeth- I
er to accompliih a goal. "Let's give thanks to
God for enahlmgmfo fulfill this vision," he
said, "North Hiii* Traditional Academy."
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?dth Mayor Cavanagh
Pepper spray, affirmative action, minority
Contracting were topics of the discussion
By SHARON BROOKS HODGE
The Chronicle Editor
'*Cin his first week in office. Mayor Jack
Cavanagh held a two-hour meeting with top
officials from the state and county chapters of
the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People.
Both sides said the conversation went well.
"I thought the meeting was very fruitful,"
said state Rep. Larry Womble, who was one of
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Iuc iuui unnvi win
cials attending the
meeting. "We laid sev
eral items on the
Those items includ- I
? Delaying a vote by
the Board of Alderman
on a resolution to support the use of pepper spray by
? ? Reviewing the Minority and Women
Business Enterprise program, the Human
Relations Commission and the Police Review
? Providing diversity and sensitivity training
to all city employees.
"It was one of the most productive sessions
I've had in weeks," Cavanagh told The
Chronicle on Tuesday. "It was an amicable dis
cussion on very substantive issues."
In fact, the mayor added, this meeting with
NAACP leadership may go a long way toward
strengthening strained race relations in
"I had my dimity pulled out of my gut,"
Cavanagh said reflecting on the month between
his election and inauguration. He quickly added
that he blames only himself for the scrutiny and
criticism that followed his well-publicized atten
dance of a meeting of a group linked to the Ku
That's in the past, the mayor said. He is try
ing to move forward.
"Now I must prove that my walk will be the
talk," Cavanagh said, explaining that he intends
to put into action promises he made while cam
Rap. Larry Wombla ]
Mayor Jock Cavanagh
Cavanagh on pepper spray
Cavanagh said he wants to represent "all of
the people of Winston-Salem." Supporting a
resolution proposed by former Alderman
Robert Norlander, he said, would not be consis
tent with that goal. Before leaving the board,
Norlander asked the aldermen to back the city
Public Safety Department in its use of pepper
spray. That resolution came after black groups,
including the NAACP, asked that police stop
using pepper spray until its health implications
have been determined. That request was
prompted by the death of a black man who was
sprayed with the substance by city police. State
medical examiners have not determined what
role pepper spray played in that incident.
Consequently, a resolution supporting the
use of pepper spray at this time is premature,
"What's the rush?" he asked, adding that he
took that position even before the NAACP
asked him to derail the Norlander resolution.
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Mayor Jack Cavanagh, loft, joined the owners at S Star Supet market in the ribbon-cutting
ceremonies last week.
City spends more with
women than with minorities
By SHARON BROOKS HODOE
The Chronicle Editor
Firms owned by white women are reaping the
most benefit from the city's Minority and Women
Business Enterprise program, according the annual
report, which was presented to aldermen on
A citizen's advisory committee has made
three recommendations for improving Winston
Salem's Minority and Women Business Enterprise
program. None of the suggestions, however, specif
ically address the disparity between the amount of
work awarded to Caucasian women and that
awarded to African-American contractors in
The eight-member committee suggested that the
city do more to identify and recruit firms run by
Hispanic men and women; develop a questionnaire
Condemned man selects
lethal injection over gas
By ESTES THOMPSON
ASSOCIATED PRESS Writer
RALEIGH (APE Both sides in a legal light over Timothy
Lanier Allen's execution awaited a federal judge s ruling while
prison officials prepared this week to carry out the death sen
Allen, 42, of Washington. D.C., is scheduled to die at 2
a.m. Friday by lethal injection for the 1985 murder of state
Highway Patrol Trooper Raymond Woriey. Allen selected
lethal injection over death by gas.
Allen will be the first black person executed in North
Carolina since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 by the
U.S. Supreme Court. Eight people, including one woman,
already have been put to death in the state since 1976.
Lawyers representing Allen and the state are battling over
the meaning of a new federal law designed to accelerate death
penalty cases in the courts Allen has been on death row for 12
years while his attorneys filed appeals twice through the state
courts and to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Connedy was scheduled to speak at
8:15 p.m. in Great Hall, a huge room
in the studsM anion with a seating
capacity of 500. A half an hour before
the event began, a line of students
meandered From the Great Hall
threshold, through the lobby and out
aide onto a concrete patio. Those were
t}m students who didn't make arrange
ments for tickets in advance.
They would be allowed in if there
were seats remaining after those with
tickets entered. In addition to the Ml
capacity audience inside Great Hall,
another 200 students watched
Connerty's address on a television
monitor In another room.
Connerly is an educator, no
stranger to a university campus. But
thath not what draws the crowds. And
the people who came to hear what
, Conaeriy had to say were not the only
onc? drawn to the student anion.
Scone of students and faculty wore T
shirts, carried signs or sattg chants
denouncing Connelly's menage: End
Cotmeriy served on the University
of California Board of Regent*. Last
year be dtew national attention when
he ted the campaign to diamantle affir
mative action by rembridg racial pref
erences in the unftersittrh admissions
and hiring poMcias. That move has
made him a hero in the eyes of conser
vative*, tike the coalition of student
groups that sponsored Connerty's
Connerty's attack on affirmative
action has not, however, earned him
mudt favor among other black people.
"Mr. Connesty is completety obliv
ious to the struggle\pf black people,"
said one demons&ator. Th the last 30
years, the playing field has been made
more level, but there are stiH inequities.
Affirmative action speaks to the needs
and wants of Mack Americans."
According to this than, Connerly
"has very little sensitivity or actual
reality to the inadequacies of our gov
ernment in dealing with race."
UI was told I should, never go on
collets campuses," Conneriy told the
assembly of students and faculty.
"That's because they tend to be liberal
and politically correct."
Conneriy accepted the possibility
that some people would be hostile to
his message. But, he said, "I believe
deeply in the democratic process
because it allows us to engage in vigor
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