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collected lots of
food for needy
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
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The nearly 1,000 nonper
ishable food items that were
collected Friday during a spir
ited rally held to protest a
not go to
C r i -
sis Control had second
thoughts about taking the
food collected at a political
rally. The agency's hesitation
led organizers to instead give
the items to the Second Har
F o o d
g a r e t
t h e
director ot Crisis Control,
said her agency stalled on tak
ing the food after Crisis Con
trol received several angry
calls from people who mistak
enly assumed that Crisis Con
trol was an active participant
in the unabashedly anti-Bush
event because food was being
collected on behalf of the
The rally, held over sever
al hours at Winston Square
Park, was organized by the
Pbrsyth County Democratic
Party and Community for
Peace, a local anti-war group.
Members of both groups said
there was no attempt made to
connect Crisis Control with
the rally. Fliers promoting the
, event said only that collected
food would go to a food bank.
There was a sign at the rally
that -did use the agency's
name, but only to inform
donors where to put their
Elliott said the donation
collection area was under
-Bftjlth itbq|tfcrotest sign that
-fedd." "Fe?rf*'rhe Needy, Nctt
See Food on A9
Pholo by Kevin Walker
The loewy Building was constructed in 1920.
Agency would like to move operations downtown
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem
has submitted an offer to Philadelphia-based
Triad Properties General Partnership to pur
chase the nearly century-old Loewy Building on
West Fourth Street. The agency is expecting to
hear this week if its offer will be accepted.
HAWS wants to move out of its Cleveland
Avenue offices into the upper levels of the four
story building by the summer of 2004. HAWS
would move employees from its building on
Lowery Street to the building as well.
HAWS also would continue to lease space in
the building. There are currently five leasehold
ers in the building: Winston-Salem State Uni
versity's Center for Community Safety, the
March of Dimes, the Downtown Winston-Salem
Partnership,. Forsyth County Department of
Recreation, and the law firm Craig, Brawley,
Liipfert and Walker.
"This building will give us an investment,"
said Reid Lawrence, HAWS executive director. '
Lawrence said HAWS has been looking for a
home downtown for the last several months,
ever since the HAWS Board of Commissioners
charged Lawrence with looking for ways the
agency could supplement its ever-shrinking fed
eral subsidy. But making money is not the sole
motivation behind the purchase.
Lawrence said the building has enough
space to consolidate most of the agency
employees, who are now scattered between the
Cleveland Avenue and Lowery Street buildings.
Being downtown. Lawrence said, also would
put HAWS closer to other city and county agen
cies. Downtown is in the midst of vast revital
ization that is being spearheaded by the city.
see HAWS on A10
Pholo by EPA/Jeff Kowalsky
Veterans Nathaniel James (front) and Glenn Ford salute Tuesday during a U.S. Veterans Day cere
mony held in a section of graves from the U.S. Civil War at Elmwood Cemetery. James served in the
Navy in World War II and Ford served in the Army in the Korean War. Every year on Veteran's Day
a ceremony honors freed slaves who served in the 102nd Michigan Colored Infantry regiment in the
American Civil War, who are buried there. Their graves lay forgotten until about 12 years ago, when
a Detroit schoolteacher heard about the graves and called on some friends to help clean them up.
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Pholo by Courtney Gaillvd
Miff Forsyth County Kendria Perry
NCSA student is named
Miss Forsyth County
tyY COURTNEY GA1LLARD
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Pageants are more than just evening gowns, swim
wear and cat" fights to Kendria Perry. The N.C.
School of the Arts sophomore was recently crowned
Miss Forsyth County 2004. Perry, who is studying
classical piano, is only the third African-American to
hold the title. She was one of two black contestants
out of the 11 who participated in the pageant.
"It's a title that you have to use and do something
with, and if you don't, then it might as well be about
a big dress," said Perry, who secured the title despite
being one of the youngest contestants, at 19 years
old. in the pageant. "If you're like me and you love
to perform and have a community service interest...,
then why not?"
Miss Forsyth County is a scholarship pageant,
and Perry was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Con
testants are judged on talent, congeniality, interview,
sw im wear and community service.
She said the scholarship programs offered
through pageants is what most attracted her to this
kind of competition. Perry, who is originally from
Raleigh, is no stranger to the pageant circuit. She was
a top-10 finalist in the 2003 Miss North Carolina
USA and the first runner-up in the 2002 Miss North
Sec Perry on A4
City native wins G'boro council seat
Bellamy-Small beats incumbent in her first-ever political race
CHRONICLE STALE REPORT
They are now calling T.
Dianne Bellamy-Small "Coun
cil Member-elect Bellamy
Small." The Winston-Salem
native won a seat on the
Greensboro City Council last
week in impressive fashion,
ousting the District I incum
bent. Belvin Jessup. with about
65 percent of the vote.
It was the first political race
for Bellamy-Small. She ran on,
the promise to be the people's
council member. She vowed to
listen to the concerns of con
stituents and not to take any of
them lightly. Bellamy-Small
also said she wanted to address
the economic development dis
crepancies between District I,
a largely black area, and other
areas of Greensboro.
Bellamy-Small, who works
as a child development trainer,
also beat Jessup in a four-per
son nonpartisan primary in
October,, garnering more than
100 more votes than the incum
There are eight council
members on the board. They
each serve two-year terms.
This is the second time in less
than five years that District I
will have a new representative.
Jessup made headlines back in
2001 when he defeated incum
bent Earl Jones, who had
served on the council for 18
Bellamy-Small is the
daughter of William and Rea
her Bellamy of Winston-Salem.
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