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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, September 25, 2014, Page A2, Image 2

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HPU Poll: Senate race close CHRONIC! I STAFF Rl FORI A new poll indicates that the U.S.' Senate race between incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and N.C. Speaker of the House Thorn Tillis will be a tight one. The first High Point University (HPU) Poll of the fall semester shows a statistical tie, with Hagan receiving support from 42 percent of likely voters and Tillis receiving 40 percent support. A statistical tie means that the survey results are too close to call as they are within the margin of error. The poll's findings are in line with what numerous recent surveys have said about the Senate race in North Carolina: it is extremely close and will have an outcome that depends on the extent to which campaigns can turn out their most likely supporters. The poll also finds that 38 percent of North Carolina likely voters approve of President Barack Obama's job perform ance. The new poll places Hagan and Sen. Richard Burr's job performance at 39 and 34 percent approval, respective Hagan Tillis ly. Of all the elected officials in the poll. Gov. Pat McCrory has the highest over all approval rating of 46 percent. The poll also finds approximately one out of every five (20 percent) of the same respondents believe the country is headed in the right direction versus almost three-quarters (73 percent) of North Carolina's likely voters who see the country as being on the wrong track. The U.S. Congress fared the worst in job approval, earning the approval of only 10 percent of likely North Carolina voters. ? Brown from page AI "What's (the movie) gonna tell me that 1 don't already know?" Through word of mouth. Brown has gleaned that the movie is rife with inaccuracies and ill con ceived. He says he offers a much fuller picture of his father in his recently released book. "My Father the Godfather." "He was human; he had his issues like everyone else," said Brown, who spent several hours signing copies of his book and chatting with fans of his father's at Special Occasions on Friday, Sept. 12. Brown's aversion to the movie notwithstanding. Barbara Terry, who pub lished the book through her Waldorf Publishing, is cap italizing on the film. The coast-to-coast book tour that brought Brown and Terry to Winston-Salem was rushed to coincide with the film's box office run. "Interest has been high because of the film," said Terry, who is also planning to release books by others in James Brown's inner cir cle. including longtime business manager Larry Fridie. Daryl Brown said he wrote the book (along with Michael P. Chabries) to give fans a real picture of his father, a man he says succumbed to many mortal pitfalls despite being dei fied by fans the world over. "I talk about everything ... the drugs, the drinking. 1 had a drug problem, myself, so bringing that to the table wasn't an issue," he said. It is Brown's theory that his father was murdered that is getting the most attention, though. James Brown died on Christmas Day in 2006. He had bat tled diabetes and prostate cancer in the years before he died, but congestive heart failure caused by pneumonia is listed as his official cause of death. Daryl Brown has offered no evidence that his father died as a result of a homicide; his contention is based on his "gut feeling." James Brown was mar ried three times and had numerous relationships that produced many children. He only acknowledged Daryl and eight others, including Dr. Yamma Noyola Brown Lumar, who has just released her own book about her father, "Cold Sweat." Daryl Brown says he is not close to any of his half siblings, although many of them banned together to contest their father's will. "I was close with Teddy (who died in a car accident in 1973). That's about it," he said. A musician in his own right. Brown toured the world with is dad. playing several instruments as a member of the band. The experience, he said, gives him a perspective unique among his father's children. "I was there. 1 saw things with my own eyes," he said. Brown's nearly three month long book tour is slated to end tomorrow in Elizabeth City. He is already preparing to release a CD of sOme of his father's unreleased tracks and shop ping his book for a possible film option. Though he says he doesn't give the film "Get on Up" much thought, it is vexing to him that many will walk out of a theater with an impression of his father created by what he considers a faulty product. "There was so much to this man ... You can't just tell half of the story." he said. 'TKrnr^Walkci Daryl Brown poses with Antoine Smith (left) and his two sons, Amari and Zion. n t CO The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art cordially invites you to join them for: OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, Oct 1, 6-8pm Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art 750 Marguerite Dr. SYMPOSIUM Thursday, Oct 2, 9am-7pm Winston-Salem State University | Hill Hall 601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr. SCREENING SERIES Oct 9, Oct 30 & Nov 16 Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art bit.ly/seccafilms_kje I FREE and open to the public. 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