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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, July 23, 2009, Image 1

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Vol. XXXV No. 47 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, July 23, 2009 Female golfer to compete with guys -See Page HII ] Woman uses talks to create artwork ?See fane AJ Husband and wife r both ? turn 90 vi -Stefan HI We Had Him One of the most touching moments of Michael Jackson's July 7 memorial at the Los Angeles Staples Center came when singer/actress Queen Latifah read a poem written by Dr. Maya Angelou in honor of the late music icon , The poern ^ * be en in great demand since then. Dr. Angelou has graciously provided The Chronicle, 'her hometown newspaper, with the poem to share with its readers. Beloveds Ylow we know that We k now nothing Ylow that oul blight and shining stmt can slip awau fiom out fingertips like a p uff of ttmntl win J Without notice out deal love can escape oul doting emhiace to sing out songs among the stals and walk oul danees aeloss the face of the moon. Jn the instant that we lealn that Michael is gone, we know nothing no clocks can tell out time and no oceans can lush oul tides With the abiupt ah sence of out tleasuie, though we ale many, each of us is achinglu alone. Pietcingly alone. Only when we confess oul confusion can we lememhel that he was a gift to us, and we did have him. Me came to us flom the Cleatol tlailing eleativity in abundance. Zbespite the anquish of life he was snt* thed in Tflothel, love and family love and sulvived and did mole than that. Me thiived with passion, compassion, humol and style. We had him. Whethel we knew who he was ol did not know. Me was ouls and we wele his. 1 Vt kad kin. Beautiful. n PlPMl*' . _//? lahtd his hat a slant ove l nu klow and took a post on his tots all Jot US and we laug ktd and stomped out Jol Aim. w, wtit w w ? v w n ? www m WW V w v ? ? enchan teJ wi tk his passion. Btea i use kt ktld notking\ kt gave us a 11 kt kad /> ten given. 7odau in Jokuo. I, enea tk tke ?ifk 1 7owt\ , in Qkana s Black Sta\ ^ Sguait in Jokanntshulg and Pittsbuigk, in Bilmingkam, -< 4lak ama and Bilmingkam, England We ate missing Ifliek at son But. we do know we had him and we We alt tkt woild College student among new Council hopefuls BY LAYLA FARMER THE CHRONICLE Twenty-year-old Derwin Montgomery has yet to finish college, but the Hopkins, S.C. -native has already settled into the Winston-Salem landscape. So much so that he recently announced his candidacy for City Council. Montgomery will run in an increasingly crowded race for the East Ward Democratic nomination. "I originally was looking at 2013 as the year to actually run, but 1 saw this year as an opportunity," said Montgomery. "A lot of people are paying attention right now to what's going on in politics, so it's a prime opportunity for new people to get involved in the process." Montgomery, a senior political science Burke Davis Hairs ton Montgomery Shivers major at Winston-Salem State University, joins fellow Democrats Donald Scales and Harold Hairston in their quests to unseat incumbent Democrat Joycelyn JohnsOn, who has served on the Council since 1993. While some might view his age as a drawback, Montgomery believes his youth ful energy is just what the Council needs. "Me being young, that's something even more to bring to the table." said Montgomery, who currently serves as first vice president of the N.C. NAACP Youth and College Division. "There should be Sec Council on A4 Courtesy of.LewivCafnpaign Ken Lewis is a native of Winston-Salem. Yes, He Can? Winston-Salem native wants to become states first black US. Senator BY LAYLA FARMER THE CHRONICLE Winston-Salem native Kenneth Lewis hopes to make history next year by becoming the first African-American to represent North Carolina in the CJ.S. Senate. In fact, no African- American from the South has been elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. Lewis is the son of the late Rev. Henry Lewis - a community leader who led several local churches - and Savannah Lewis, a retired school teacher. The high-profile attorney now makes his home in the Triangle area. The Democrat has announced his plans to run in 2010 for the seat currently held by Republican Richard Burr, who lives in Winston-Salem. Lewis said he was greatly inspired by the victory of Barack Obama. who became the nation's first black president last year. Ironically, Obama was also the last African African elected to the U.S. Senate, when the people of Illinois sent him there in 2004. "I think that the Obama victory was a great victory for our country and for progress in America. It is the beginning of the work that is necessary to change the country in the right direction," Lewis remarked. "...(His) election has expanded many people's vision of what is See Lewis on A4 Late-Nite Sweatin' Photo by Kevin Walker Instructor Cortney Hill leads a nighttime Zumba class at the Winston Lake Family YMCA last week. The class was among a slate of activities offered during an event for ladies only. Read more about it in the July 30 edition of The Chronicle. Doctoring-Up the Southside New medical clinic serves uninsured patients BY LAY LA FARMER THE CHRONICLE Uninsured patients on the south side of Winston-Salem now have somewhere to go for their medical needs. The Southside United Health and Wellness Center, which opened in March, serves patients of all ages, with sliding scale fees based on the individual's income if they are uninsured. The vast majority of those who have patron ized the center thus far fall into the latter category, according to Dr. Richard Lord, the center's interim medical director. mfi?H ?? m It* ? MM#? l , ^ Southside United Health & Wellness Center Lord says he was blown away by the level of need the center encountered. "I was shocked at the number (of people who were uninsured)." he said. "Ninety percent of (our patients) arc uninsured and are coming here because ... they can't afford to pay full price (for care elsewhere)." Sec Clinic on A 7 ^ ? ? 1 DON'T PASS THE BUCK BUY LOCAL

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