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The Wake Forest
University School of Law
conferred hoods on 181
graduates, including 13
women in the class of 2015
* Jasmine Michelle
Pitt of Clemmons received
the Forsyth County Women
Award. This award is pre
sented annually to an out
standing female graduate
based upon her academic
service to community, pro
fessionalism and commit
ment to the legal profes
Pitt has been executive
editor of the Wake Forest
Law Review; Student Bar
in 2014-15 and previously
secretary, 1L Class repre
sentative; National Trial
Team for Moot Court;
Advocacy Center fundrais
ing and event co-chair; Phi
Alpha Delta Legal
Fraternity; Marshall; Moot
Court; Co-Chair 1L Walker
Mutisya of Raleigh
received the E. McGruder
Faris Memorial Award and
$200 cash, which is given
to the student exhibiting
the highest standards of
character, leadership and
As editor-in-chief of
the Wake Forest Journal of
Law & Policy and presi
dent of the Immigration
Law Society, Bahati
Mutisya has not only
served as a leader during
her time at Wake Forest
Law, but in the university's
spirit of Pro Humanitate,
she has also given back to
the local community by
volunteering with the Big
Brothers, Big Sisters pro
?Bray Taylor of
Paterson, New Jersey,
received the American Bar
Association's Section of
Intellectual Property Law
and Bloomberg BNA
Award for the student who
achieves the highest grade
among the courses of
Copyright and Trademark.
Selassie of Charleston,
South Carolina, received
the North Carolina State
Bar Student Pro Bono
Service Award, which is
presented annually to a stu
dent who has contributed
time and talent to law-relat
Photos by Erin Mizelk for the Winsloo Sakm Chrowck
(L-R) Jasmine Pitt, Bray Taylor, Elizabeth Bahati Mutisya and Gelila Selassie
are award winners. They are members of the Wake Forest Law School, Class of
Tina Carson-Wilkins, WSTA marketing director,
speaks during a presentation of bus route changes.
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whether that route is ridden during the day, night or week
~\J She went over several proposed routes for the East
The new circulator, which is proposed Route 13, com
bines parts of the current Routes 1 and 2, providing access
to places like LaDeara Crest, Cleveland Avenue Homes,
Fourteenth Street Community Center, Winston-Salem
Preparatory Academy, Rupert Bell Community Center and
the Malloy Jordan East Winston Heritage Center. It will
run day and night during weekdays and also on Saturday
Proposed Route 7, which combines the current routes
10 and 17, will go from the Department of Social Services
down Patterson Avenue, turn on University Parkway and
end on Hanes Mill Road, providing access to Northside
Shopping Center, Forsyth Tech Transportation
Technology Center, Cook's Flea Market, Sam's Club and
Route 16, a new version of Route 1 that will run along
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, New Walkertown and
Carver School Road, and go by Burger King, CVS, the
Boys and Girls Club International Corps, Carl Russell Sr.
Community Center, Jetway Shopping Center, Carver High
School and the Forsyth Tech Mazie Woodruff Campus. It
will connect to Route 18, a new route that will travel the
length of Liberty Street out to Lansing Drive.
Also, proposed Route 23, a combination of current
Routes 3, 14 and 26, will go by Old Salem, Happy Hill
Gardens, Gateway YWCA and Stoney Glen.
Attendee Sarah Davis inquired about 10th Street,
which is currently serviced by Route 1. She was told the
new routes won't go through that same street, requiring
longer walks to bus stops by passengers.
Davis had concerns about people in her community
with disabilities, such as visual impairment or those using
a wheelchair, having a longer trek to get to a bus.
(When reached for comment this week, WSTA
Director Art Barnes said the new routes will be catered to
best serve the majority of passengers. Some will end up
farther away from a bus route, while others will be closer.
He said Trans-AID, a WSTA service that lets handicap
passengers arrange a direct ride from their home to a des
. tination, is an option for some passengers with disabilities
who have difficulty getting to a bus.)
Davis also had concerns about the safety of female
passengers having to walk longer distances at night."
"Being a woman in this day and age it's not safe to be.
walking three blocks," she said.
Attendee Keshawn Mosley asked whether there were
plans to expand Sunday hours. There currently aren't, he
was told. Mosley works at packaging company Sunoco,
which will continue to have bus service in the proposed
i-outes. He said more than half of the workers at his loca
tion rely on the WSTA for transportation, so the company
plans its hours around bus ride availability.
Mosley used the bus system until he got his own vehi
cle recently. He said he felt once riders got used to the new
routes, they'll enjoy things like the increased transfer
points and the new East Winston circulator. He felt the
more numerous, shorter night routes are especially need
"If you go from the TC (Transportation Center) to the
end of the lines, it's almost like an hour and 15, hour and
20 minutes," he said. "That's going to be phenomenal for
those night workers."
Keshawn Mosley asks a question during the WSTA
BE. King reigned in blues kingdom
BY KEN (UTTER
LAS VEGAS ? B.B. King believed anyone could
play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems,
the blues can never die."'
But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who
died Thursday night, May 14, at age
89 in Las Vegas, where he had been
in hospice care. . -
Although he kept performing well
into his 80s, the 15-time Grammy
winner suffered from diabetes and
other problems. He collapsed during
a concert in Chicago last October,
later blaming dehydration and
For generations of blues musi
cians and rock n rollers, King's
plaintive vocals and soaring guitar
playing style set the standard for an art form born in the
American South and honored and performed worldwide.
King played a Gibson guitar he affectionately called
Lucille. The result could hypnotize an audience, no more
so than when King used it to full effect on his signature
song, "The Thrill is Gone."
Riley B. King was bom Sept. 16, 1925, on a tenant
farm near Itta Bena in the Mississippi Delta. His parents
separated when he was 4, and his mother took him to the
even smaller town of Kilmichael. She died when he was 9,
and when his grandmother died as well, he lived alone in
her primitive cabin, raising cotton to work off debts.
A preacher uncle taught him the guitar, and King didn't
play and sing blues in earnest until he was in basic training
with the Army during World War II.
His first break came with gospel, singing lead and
playing guitar with the Famous St. John's Gospel Singers
in Mississippi. But he soon split for Memphis, Tenn.
where his career took off after Sonny Boy Williamson let
him play a song on WKEM.
Photos By Todd Luck for The Chronicle
Attendees listen to presentation at New Jerusalem
Baptist Church during a town hall meeting.
"If you go from the TC
(Transportation Center) to the end of
the lines, it's almost like an hour and
15, hour and 20 minutes," he said.
"That's going to be phenomenal for
those night workers."
- Keshawn Mosley, attendee
Town Hall . the
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said that officers recently went
through additional training on racial
and cultural biases administered by
two Winston-Salem State University
professors. He said the police have
numerous trust talks with the commu
nity, local clergy and college students
and will hold a Youth Police
Academy in July.
Captain Chris Lowder added that
the WSPD also participated in Talk
and Walk last week, where city offi
cials went door to door in a neighbor
hood off of Kernersville Road so res
idents could tell them what's going on
in their neighborhood.
Also discussed was the proposed
rezoning of a property on Cleveland
Avenue that would let the Salvation
Army transform it into a homeless
shelter for women and families.
Several voiced opposition to it based
on concern that the shelter doesn't fit
into the Cleveland Avenue Initiative
Master plan to develop the area.
The City's incentives for
Herbalife moving one of its facilities
from California to Winston-Salem
were also discussed.
The facility would have 300 jobs
at an average salary of $61,000 with
an estimated 70 percent of them being
local hires. City Council Member
Derwin Montgomery assured con
stituents that if Herbalife failed to
deliver the promised jobs, it would
have to pay the City back, just like
Dell did when it closed its local plant.
The Chronicle apologizes for some errors made in a story written by Felecia Piggott-Long and printed in The
Chronicle on May 7 . The article stated that Elaine Green Luke had a troubled relationship with her mother. The pronoun
reference for "you" in the poem Green Luke uses as her introduction piece alludes to her mother, her boyfriend and the
devil as the enemy, which raised some confusion. The person who criticizes her about her weight is her boyfriend rather
than her mother. The person who gives her material things instead of love is her boyfriend rather than her mother. Green
Luke blames the devil as the enemy for her sexual abuse as a child.
The Chronicle regrets any misunderstanding that may have resulted from the errors. The Editor
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The WSTA Is holding many other comment
meetings on the new proposed routes:
May 21,4-7 pjn. - Carl Russell Community Center,
Carver School Road, 27105
May 22,11 ajn.-l pjn. - International Boys & Girls
Club @ 2850 New Walkertown Road, 27105
May 26, 4-7 p,m. - Sprague Street Community
Center @ 1350 E. Sprague Street, 27107
May 27,3-6 pjn. - MLK Community Center @ 2001
Pittsburg Avenue, 27101
May 28,10 ajn.-noon - Hanes Hosiery Community
Center @ 501 Reynolds Boulevard, 27105
May 29,1-4 pjn. - Alders Point @ 590 Mock Street,
June 1, 5-7 pjn. - WR Anderson Community Center
@ 2450 Reynolds Park Road, 27107
June 2 ,5-7 pjn. - 14th Street Community Center @
2020 E. 14th Street 27101
June 3, 10-noon and 3-5 pjn.- Forsyth Tech West
Campus @1300 Bolton Street, 27103
June 4 ,11 ajn.-3 pjn. - Gateway YWCA @ 1300
South Main Street, 27127
June 5,2-6 pjn. - Reynolda Branch Library @ 2839
Fairlawn Drive, 27106
June 8, Noon-4 pjn. - Clark Campbell
Transportation Center @ 100 West Fifth Street, 27101
The proposed routes can also be viewed by going to
www.wstransit.com and clicking on "Proposed Route
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