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BY PAUL COLLINS
About 4:55 p.m. last Thursday, two
young men (from two different groups)
exchanged gunfire on the street in the
LaDeara Crest public housing project
and a bullet penetrated the storm door at
the apartment of Cynthia Mitchell on
Pinedale Drive, according to Mitchell.
No one was hurt.
Mitchell, who was shaken by the
experience, wrote this account, which
she titled "It Happens Before You Know
"It was a very beautiful day yester
day. People (were) going about their
daily activities not aware that evil was
lurking in the community. The day was
dren getting off
families going to
and from work,
going about their
daily chores in
I when all of a
"Fortunately, I was next door, visit
ing my niece and as my visit came to an
end 1 proceeded to go back to my resi
dence and to my surprise I was over
See Shooting on A4
Photo by Paul Collin*
shows the bullet
hole that was left
in her storm door
as a result of the
shooting. The bul
let also dented
the metal _ front
aims to get
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
1 HI CHRONICLE
State University is
now one of more than
a dozen sites across
the country that hous
es an Aerospace Edu
The lab will be home
to the university's
new Science. Engi
and Aerospace Acad
emy. which will pro
vide. high- tech
instruction to middle
school students in
advanced topics such
as aircraft design and
simulated flight train
The lab was made
possible by a
grant from NASA and
is the centerpiece of
efforts Jo help county
.more proficient in science and math. The university is already
involved in a partnership with the city-county school system to
help better train teachers in math and science so that they can
better educate students.
WSSU Chancellor Harold Martin said the lab will provide a
catalyst for area young people to become excited about learning
science and math. Officials also hope the lab will help open stu
dents' eyes to the many career opportunities .available in the
"We are excited about the many, many possibilities," Martin
said of the new lab.
? ^ See Lab an A10
Photo by Kevin Walker
Seventh-grader Adam Behnke helps
U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton and state Rep.
Pete Oldham cut the ribbon.
Photo by Kcvjn Walker
Joslynn Crutchfield laughs when her search for the missing letters to spell the
word "communications" comes up short. Crutchfield is one of the teens
involved in the YMCA's Black Achievers program. The teens made posters Sat
urday for an upcoming career fair they are organizing. The fair will be held
Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winston Lake Family YMCA.
Photo by Felecia McMillan
Salvation Army employees Shelia Winningham, left, and Yvette
Brantley man the agency's coat-giveaway site.
Cynthia Browpjoelieves that strong
support at grassroots level will give
her the seat being vacated by Helms
BYT. KEVIN WALKER
THE CHRONICLE '
Cynthia Brown knows that she can't win
this year's hotly-contested U.S. Senate race on
name recognition. She has none. She is also
aware that she can't spend her way to the Capi
tol. Brown's political coffers aren't even close
to being overflowing.
believes that if she
does enough talk
ing, she can pull
off one of the
upsets in recent
most obscure of
the four Democrats
vyirig for a chance
to replace outgoing
Sen. Jesse Helms,
was jn Winston
evening to meet with a handful of supporters.
She discussed with the group possible ways for
her to get a stronger footing in the city.
Although the primary is not until Septem
ber. Brown has been slumping hard. She has
made similar stops in about 25 counties so far.
She says she plans to visit all 100 of the state's
counties by the time voters head to the polls.
The 43-year-old's platform reflects many of
the causes she has championed for much of her
adult life. A graduate of Bennett College and
the University of North Carolina at Greens
bom. where she received a master's degree in
public affairs. Brown has headed a High Point
shelter for battered women,- led a group that
fights for better business opportunities for
women, and most recently, headed Southerners
for Economic Justice, a Durham-based group
that fights for workers' rights and better eco
nomic parity between the haves and have-nots.
"Some people say that they Want to be the
candidate for the working people, but every
body is not working." said the Rockingham
County native. "I want to advocate for every
one. the working and the unemployed."
She has adopted the theme "Everyone
Counts" and has proclaimed herself "a- real
people's candidate." If elected. Brown says,
she will light to have the minimum wage raised
to $8.50 an hour, for guaranteed health care for
all Americans and a fair tax system, where
"taxing those who can afford to pay" would be
Brown knows that her views don't jibe with
the current tone of Washington, but she says
ordinary, everyday North Carolinians like what
she has to say.
"When we get people iti to listen to whgt I
have to say. we have found that they are excit
ed about having someone in this race who cares
about wages and somebody who is going to be
a candidate for them." Brown said.
Manya Stewart, her main pitch person in
? Set Brown an AS
Coat-giveaway program in 15th year
Salvation Army will have free
coats throughout January
BY FELECIA P. MCMILLAN
The Winston-Salem Salvation Army
Area Command will be distributing coats
from the Give-A-Kid-A-Coat program at its
distribution center, tor the next two Fridays
(Jan. 18. 25) from 2-6 p.m. and the next two
Saturdays (Jan 19. 26) from 9 a.m. to I p.m.
The distribution center is at Market Place
Mall Cinema. 2095 Peters Creek Parkway.
The coats are available to individuals and
families in need of jackets, ovegcoats. bla/ers
and the like. This campaign is sponsored by
A Cleaner World. Fox 8. and WKZL 107.5.
and it began in 1987 when A Cleaner World
and the Salt ation Army teamed up to warm
the community during a time of need.
W-KZL and Fox 8 came on board in 1998 to
help promote and advertise the event.
In the same spirit of giving out of which
the program began. A Cleaner World cleans
each coat and makes minor repairs, if need
ed. The Salvation Army picks the coats up
from each store and brings them to the dis
The kick off for the program was held on
CXt. 26 at A Cleaner World in High Point.
Collection of coats from individuals across
the Triad began in November and ran
thmugh*the end of October. About 9.700
coats were collected in Winston-Salem and
31.21*) throughout the Triad. According to
Rebecca Hamon. community relations dircc
tor. the program is now in its 15th year. It is
part of the organization's Christmas efTorts to
reach out to the community, This campaign
is executed in addition to food boxes, toy
drive and other holiday services.
"There is a great need for coats and we
always have extra coats at our distribution
centers. We had a large number of peoplein
need of winter assistance, and this happens
each year due to job losses and changes in
the economy." Hamon said. "What hap
pened on Sept. 11 in the North has had a
trickle-down effect and has affected the
South Many have fallen on hard times. Our
coat program kxalizes the Salvation Army
and lets people know what we are about. We
do more than just ring the bell at Christmas,
and our sponsors WKZL and Fox 8 help
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