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More than 2,000
locals needed this year
BY MELDE RUTLEDGK
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More than 90 African-Ameri
can entertainers from across the
country will meet in Winston
Salem on July 30 through Aug. 4,
to celebrate the 12th anniversary
of the 2001 National Black The
Among those expected to be
on hand at the bi-yearly event arc
Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett
and Denzel Washington. To
accommodate all of these stars
takes a lot of manpower.
"The last festival had over
of the N.C.
hold the first
the festival Sprinkle-Hamlin
a Volunteers' Orientation on
Monday at 7 p.m.
This year, the company says
that it will now need nearly 2.CKX)
Officials are urging individuals
with or without experience to
come to the orientation. The list
of duties includes: box office
agents. concession stall',
hosts/hostesses, drivers, produc
tion assistants, ushers, youth
celebrity project assistants and
Sprinkle-Hamlin said that the
orientation will last for about an
hour and a half and will consist of
signing up for your desired posi
tion. Individuals will be given a
brief rundown of what is needed
for each position.
In the past, volunteers have
enjoyed many fringe benefits.
They get to see many of the plays
presented during the festival and
get frequent opportunities to hob
nob with big-name movie and
// you tin1 considering being a
volunteer, hut would like to ktitiw
more about the NBTF, you con log
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Photo by Kevin Walke
Local veterans take part in a gun salute on Memorial Day.
Some brave rain to honor those who gave all
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
THE CHRONia l
service at New Evergreen
Cemetery. Dozens braved
the rain to honor those who
"I think more people
could have showed up," said
James Vinson, a veteran
i nougn iney nave
dubbed the "great- ?
est generation" and
their feats have
been depicted in
epics, many of the
nation's most senior -
"The solider has no idea what
inelement whether is. We hud to serve."
- Henry A. Wilson
who participated in
? a gun salute at the
ceremony. "I don't
think people really
know what (veter
ans) have done for
veterans feel that
the sacrifices they made and
the struggles they endured
go unnoticed by many
That wasn't the case
Monday at the American
Legion Post 220 and Auxil
iary's annual Memorial Day
made the ultimate sacrifice
for their country.
But some veterans on
hand said the crowd could
have been a bit larger and a
lot more diverse. Most of
those who came were older
and had loved ones who
temperatures and off and on
rain may have kept some
away, but veteran Henry A.
Wilson, past department
vice president for the Legion
post and the current head of
the Tar Heel State Boys pro
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Hundreds line up for
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
!HI CHRONICLE ..
A "sign of the times," many called it as they
waited for the best bargain in town last week.
A seemingly endless snake-like line of cars
slithered from Jones Chevron on New Walker
town Road down Carver School Road. Inside
drivers waited for something that they have not
seen in years gasoline for only a buck a gallon.
The gas station was the local location for the
"Tom Joyner Morning Show" national Memor
ial Day Gas for Dollar extravaganza. Residents
in cities as far away as New York and as close as
Charlotte also enjoyed the cheap gas.
Stations offered the gas at the low rate for
only one hour last Friday from 7 to 8 a.m. at
Jones Chevron and lucky customers were
allowed to buy up to 10 gallons.
By ine time pumps opened at the station,
cars were as far bac;k as the eye could see. Traf
fic was made even more hectic by curious
onlookers who wondered what the big commo
tion was all about.
"We are here for the dollar gas." a lady who
was near the front of the line screamed to a
Some lined up at the station beginning at 4
a.m. so that they Would have the best shot at get
Denise Watson was the first person at one of
the station's pumps. She showed up around 5
after a restless night of sleep.
"I woke up and I could not go back to sleep,
so I said I may as well just come on up here," she
said as she waited for her car to be filled up. "I
See Gas on AS
Photo by Kevm Walker
C.J. Paul pumps gas for Denise Watson as she observes.
BY PAUL COLLINS
THE CHRONICLE - ;
Elaine Teague is a substance abuse education con
sultant for Women's and Infant's Services for Health
(WISH), which is affiliated with CenterPoint Human
Here are some of the items on Teague's "wish"
? Society would understand that alcoholism is a
disease, that people don't choose to become alco
holics. Alcoholics have a genetic predisposition for
this disease. "It's predominantly chemistry." Teague
? People would understand that alcoholism is not
the worst disease to have and that alcoholism is treat
? People would not treat alcoholism as a family
secret. (Some family members may not know that
they are genetically predisposed for the disease of
alcoholism. Alcoholism has skipped as many as five
generations before reappearing.) But many people do
treat alcoholism as a family secret. "We wouldn't do
that with diabetes," Teague said.
Teague said being an alcoholic "is not something
to be ashamed of. but we are."
People who are alcoholics or have a family histo
ry of alcoholism need to tell their children that they
are at a higher risk of becoming alcoholics and that
"when you pick up a beer, you may not be able to put
it down." Teague said
Teague likes to equate alcoholism to diabetes.
Both are chronic, progressive (you can look at the
stages) and potentially fatal diseases, she said.
But "there is a terrible stigma attached (to alco
holism)," she said. "People do not view it as a dis
If families (or the alcoholic himself/herself) are
ashamed and treat alcoholism as a secret, how can
Center sponsors forum for solutions
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Panelists discuss crime and punishment at a meeting last week.
Photo by Mckie Ruiledge
BY MF-LDK RUTLEDGE
THE CHRONICLE |
In early February. Winston
Salem State University and the U.S.
Attorney's Office lor the Middle
District of North^ Carolina estab
lished the Center for Community
Safety to help local communities
respond to violence in their neigh
The center, located downtown at
500 W 4th Street, is funded by a $1.8
million, live-year grant from Kate B.
Reynolds Charitable Trust, along
with the Governors Crime Commis
sion and the National Institute of
Its main agenda is to take a
major role in community outreach,
involvement and strengthening low
income. urban communities through
partnerships between law enforce
ment. probation, clergy and the
"The Center for Community
Safety is an important initiative for
Sc\ Forum on A8
Photo by Kevin Walker
Winston-Salem resident Gene Moore feeds ducks at
Salem Lake aver the Memorial Day weekend. Moore and
his family were among many who spent part of their hol
iday at the lake.
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