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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, May 27, 1993, Image 1

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Charlesetta Wallace Is The Post's Beauty Of The Month/9B Soul Food From Can To The Table /7A 'Menace II Society' Leaves You Numb/IB HeMACe SOCiEtY CItarlotte Volume 19, No. 41 THURSDAY MAY 27,1993 50 Cents MN Albright News Charlotte And^j^B^^Of The World. Money For JCSU Library Johnson C. Smith Univer sity has received a $1 mil lion match ing grant from the Bush Foun dation for the con struction of a new li brary. The grant is part of JCSU’s $50 million cap ital cam paign, with the Bush money pledged to match funds raised by the university for up to $250,000. "We are excited about our unprecedented $1 million challenge grant from the Bush Foundation for the construction of a new li brary," Smith President Robert Albright said. The 750,000-square-foot library will cost $8 million. Town Meetings With Rep. Watt N.C. Rep. Mel Watt wants his constituents to make suggestions on how to deal with the country's most pressing Issues. The 12th district congress man will tour the area with a five-day series of local meetings. The tour starts to morrow in Greensboro, the first of 12 cities Watt will i"' visit. The Charlotte meeting is scheduled for 12 p.m. June 4 at McDonald's Cafe teria. Summer School At Barber-Scotia Registration for Barber- Scotia College's summer session will be held in the McLean Student Union June 7-8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 50 courses will be of fered for summer school, which runs from June 9- July 16. Students can regis ter for up to nme semester hours. For more information, call Selma Burrell, summer school director at 786-5171, extension 330. One Day It's A Farm, Next Day It's A School ORANGE FARM, South Af rica - When M.A. Khumalo moved to this rural shack community in 1989, there was no school for his three children. So he built one on an abandoned chicken farm, and 10,000 students turned up. Khumalo, a dynamic phar- maclst-tumed-educator, has relied on community self-help and basic business skills to create one of the country's largest and most Innovative private schools. He did it In less than four years. "The state of education is a mess. It's for us to rectify," said Khumalo, whose kids attend the Voice Education al Center, more commonly known as Chicken Farm. "You know nobody Is going to help you out here." Denny's Is Again Accused Of Bias Against Blacks By Herbert L. White THE CHARLOTTE POST The Denny's restaurant chain is in hot water again after more charges of racial discrimination. Six black Secret Service agents say they were refused service last month at a Den ny's restaurant in Armapo- lis, Md. on the same day the chain settled a federal dis crimination complaint in California. The Justice Department has demanded an explana tion from Denny's, which is owned by TW Services of Spartanburg, S.C. TW Servic es is owned by Jerry Richard son, who is trying to bring a Na tional Foot ball League (NFL) team to Char lotte. After disclosure of the suit, Richard son sent memos to Den ny's franchises reinterating the company's non discrimination policy. 'We Intend to use our au- POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE 11 U' t / ** ® ''V ■ % i , , i'Z" PHOT(VPAUL WnXIAMS m Identical twins Pansy Brewer (left) and Patsy Mobley will graduate from Central Pied mont Community College this weekend vdth degrees in medical records. Always Together, Sisters Will Double As College Graduates "All through our lives, we have always been there for each oth- By Cassandra Wyiin THE CHARLOTTE POST L atsy Mobley and D I Pansy Brewer have caused a lot I \ of double takes around Central Piedmont Com munity College. The 36-year-old identical twins have matriculated for two years on the Char lotte campus in pursuit of a medical records degree. Most times, they were to gether in classes and the li brary. They have always done things together. "All through our lives, we have always been there for each other. We are very close, from the time we were ba bies. We stay In touch each and every day," Brewer said. And this week, they will be together at graduation. Their education was made possible by the Char lotte Housing Authority's Gateway program, which helps' residents go to See TWINS On Page 2A M er. Pansy Brewer, who'll graduate from CPCC with her sister. thorlty to the full est to ensure that inci dents like this do not recur in any part of^ this compa-* ny's activities," Justice Department spokes man Dean St. Dennis said. The agents were in Annap olis preparing for an April 1 visit by President Clinton, St. Dennis said. He said the agents were refused service, but he had few details. The Baltimore Sun quoted an unidentified law enforce ment source as saying the agents reported they ordered breakfast and when no food was delivered, reordered sev eral more times. After about an hour, the agents left with out being served, the source See MENU On Page 2A Life Sentence Is Cheaper Than Execution: Study FROM NEWS SERVICES DURHAM - N.C. could save money by handing out life sentences for convicted kill ers Instead of executing them, two Duke University researchers say. N.C. taxpayers pay an aver age of $329,000 more to try, convict and execute a mur derer than it does to gain- a first-degree murder convic tion with a 20-year prison term, Philip J. Cook and Doima B. Slawson say. When the savings in prison costs are figured in, the extra cost to the public of Judicial pro cedures leading to execution is $163,000, according to the study by Cook, professor of public policy and economics, and Slawson, a lawyer who Is assistant research profes sor of public policy. Eighty-six Inmates are cur rently on death row, with 39 black men and one black woman scheduled for execu tion, according to a spokes- Inmales On Death Row In N.C. •OUKCI/fl.C. DEPT. OP OOBStcnONS man for the N.C. Dept, of Corrrections. Five Inmates have been put to death since See LIFE On Page 3A Jury Pinds In Favor Of Black Professor At N.Y. University By William Reed NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION A New York college will have to pay for illegally fir ing a controversial black professor, a federal jury has determined. The jury determined the City University of New York (CUNY) had violated Dr. Leo nard Jeffries' right to free speech when It removed him as chairman of the Black Studies Department, after he delivered what was called, "a racially charged" speech. The federal jury, which Included five blacks, also found six CUNY officials liable and awarded Jeffries $400,000 in monetary damages. Lawyers for Jeffries had charged that the dismissal stemmed from a speech he gave in Albany in the sum mer of 1991 In which he crit icized Jews. The speech on multicultural curriculums at the Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival, which was used as a platform to criticize the power of Jews in Hollywood and their role in the slave trade, led to charges to Jeffries being anti- Semitic. Jeffries, who had been appointed to a state commission reviewing the public education system's curriculum, had long called for Inclusion of more lessons and to focus on all cultures that make up a school's mul ti-ethnic population. The re moval had not affected Jef fries' status as a tenured professor or his annual $70,110 salary. CUNY maintained Jeffries was removed because he was a poor administrator and continually tardy for his classes. One of the jurors said that they ruled in Jef fries' favor because the uni versity did not support Its contention that he was de moted for reasons other than the speech. 4A-5A Editorials 9A Religion 7B Sports Story Idea? Call 376-0496 10B Classifieds

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