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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, January 10, 2008, Image 1

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Baseball legend will be inducted into HOF ?Set Page B1 Residents voice concerns about c^ps ? ? W Pno * A If) I TeeYis get Black Rep's attention History-making Carmon sworiin. , CHRONI&E STAFF REPORT Winston-Salem added two entries to its history book Monday with a single appoint ment. Angela I. Carmon became the city's first female and first African American city attorney after she was sworn-in during the City Council meeting. "1 am looking forward to serving the city in my new role," said Carmon, \vho has served as an assistant city " attorneys since 19$8. "Ever since I went to law school, I have been drawn to public service as a means of improv ing the health, safety and wel fare of the less-fortunate." Carmon replaces longtime City Attorney Ron Seeber, who retired at the end of last year. Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council chose Carmon from a handful of other, well qualified legal professionals from across the state. "I've had the pleasure of working with Angela \^ien I was a deputy city mana^f and as an elected official," said Joines. "I have always been impressed by her work ethic and her calm demeanor in deal ing with tough issues." As city attorney, Carmon will serve as the chief legal counsel to the City Council, the Angela Carmon mayor and the city staff. She will also oversee the city legal staff in negotiating and review ing contracts, drafting ordi nances and legislation, repre senting the city in state and federal courts, and advising the city on federal and state regula tions, bond financing and other issues as requested. Carmon is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University. She earned her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After being admitted to the state Bar in 1987, Carmon worked for the Winston-Salem regional office of the National Labor Relations Board for 10 i months before joining the City Attorney's Office in August 1988. As assistant city attorney, Carmon, 45, provided legal advice for the city's Departments of . Housing and Neighborhood Development, Human ? Relations, Neighborhood Services and Human Resources. She also provided legal advice to the Human Relations Commission, the Citizen Police Review Board and the Wjnston-Salem Police Officers' Retirement System Away from work, she is a member of the Women's See Carmon on All Finn will help some vets win their benefits Free service program will take place ' on Jan. 16 BY LAYLA FARMER ?THE CHRONICLE Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice law firm, in conjunc tion with the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the North Carolina Bar Association, is hosting When Duty Calls, a large-scale, pro bono initiative designed to help disabled veterans negotiate the process of procur _ ing the benefits^ they are entitled Wr* . The day-long event will be housed at the Womole Carlyle office in winsioii-oaicm jan . 16. It is one of several clinics hosted by the firm - which boasts of locations in 1 1 cities and six states - since it was launched in spring of 2007, but is first to be held in the Triad area. " Veterans must complete a series of forms in order to receive aid from the govern ment, aind although the paper work can be completed inde / pendently, many vets are dis couraged by the complicity of it, says Tim McClain of the Boyle Washington, D.C. office. McClain joined the firm last year, after a five year stint as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). . "The obstacles, number one, are a very complicated system and a bureau cratic system that, to a veteran who has no familiarity with it, I'm sure appears very daunting," he stated. "If you look at the application - form itself, it's quite lengthy, and I know that many veterans initially get frustrat ed and decide that it s not wortn really going after the ' benefits to which they are entitled." Since the first clinic was held in Raleigh, less than a ;year ago, When Duty Calls has taken on a life 6f Its own, according to Tripp Greason, an attorney in the Winston-Salem office who helped spearhead the project. "It's really caught fire," Greason said of the project. "I think by and large, there's a See Vets on A6 Daddy's Boy N. Photo Ito-Lwla Farmer Seven-year-old Corey Byrd is the splitting image of his father, famed local mutycian Keith Bryd. The two were dressed to the nines at the recent Kwanzaa Ball held at WhiteSpace Gallery. The event drew a healthy crowd and featured the elder Bryd and singer Tichina Vaughn. To read more about the ball , see page B7. Photo by Layla Farmer Instruments line the wall of Reynolds ' music facility. Magnet school offerings expand New programs, others will , be touted at weekend fair BY LAYLA FARMER THE CHRONICLE r The Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County School system will showcase three new mag n e t " school p r o - grams at its annU a 1 Magnet S c h o o 1 Fair. Philo Middle School ( __ Morrison H a n e s ; Middle School and Reynolds High School are all imple menting new magnet programs at the start of the 2008-2009 school year. Representatives from each of the three new programs will join parents and educators from the 12 existing magnet school programs at the fair, which is slated for Jan. 12 at the Marriott Hotel down town. Several groups from the existing magnet school pro grams witl perform at the event. ^ The fair is held in the midst of - the enrollment period, which extends through the month of January. It is a haven for parents and students to learn about the various educa tional opportunities available to them through the magnet See Magnets on A4 P ost Christmas holiday event draws crowd Three Kings Day is celebrated in Latin nations throughout the world TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE - People came out in droves Saturday for the Children's Museum of Winston Salem's second annual Three Kings Day Celebration. Three Kings Dafc.(Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos), also known as the Epiphany, is # Christian holiday com monly celebrated in Latin American countries and parts of Europe. It falls 12 days after Christmas on Jan. 6, observing the day when Kings Malchoir, Caspar and Balthazar gave gifts to the Christ child. Different countries have different See Kings on A12 Photo hy Todd Luck Three Kings' J o i g e Cherry , from left, Bryan Chandler and Ray garde a. In Grateful Memory of Our Founders, Florrie S. Russell and Carl H. 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