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Blacks Less Ukely
To Be Home Owners,
Census Figures Show
WASHINGTON-Whites are more
likely to own their homes than
blacks or Hispanlcs because they
tend to earn more money, new gov
ernment statistics show.
Figures released by the Census Bu
reau and the Department of Housing
and Urban Development on Mon
day showed that 68 percent of white
heads of household own their
homes, compared with 43 percent of
blacks and 39 percent of Hispanlcs.
'The biggest reason is money," said
Langston Chick, a black real estate
agent in Silver 6pring, Md. "A lot of
times we are on the edge. We just
don’t have the basic five percent
(down payment) to buy a house.”
Home owners had a median annu
al income of $34,800, nearly twice
that of renters, $18,700, even though
they spent about the same amount
of money for housing, $455 per
month for owners and $462 per
month for renters.
Timothy Grail, author of the report,
pointed to large differences in 'the
amounts of money earned by vari
ous racial or ethnic groups.
According to census figures, the me
dian income of black households
was $18,807 in 1991, compared with
$31,569 for white households. The
median income for people of His
panic origin, who can be of any race,
There were 59.8 million home
owning households in the United
States in 1991, Including those with
one or more mortgages and those
with none. Nearly 90 percent of all
home owners were white, while 8
percent were black.
Continued From 8A
Weight training can put
stress on the growth carti
lage at the ends of bones.
While this is not normally a
problem, working near a
child's one-time maximum
lifting capacity can damage
the cartilage and keep the
•bone from growing further,
say Fleck and another exer
cise physiologist, William J.
And not allowing a day or
so between lifts, to give time
for recovery, can lead to
overuse injuries. Fleck said.
■When to start a child weight
training depends on the ma
turity of the child, the ex
"The younger the child, the
harder it is to get them inter
ested because it is a fairly
monotonous activity," Tan
Seven Is a good benchmark.
Fleck said. A child might be
Introduced to the basic
moves, using little or no
weight and relatively few
repetitions, he and Kraemer
wrote in their book. Strength
Training for Young Athletes
(Human Kinetics Publishers,
Five to 10 pounds may be
all the child needs, and the
whole session may be limit
ed to 20 minutes by the
child's shorter attention
span. Fleck said.
Between 8 and 10 years of
age, the number of exercises
and lifts, and the amount of
weight lifted, can all gradu
ally Increase, Fleck and
A child should shoot for 15-
20 repetitions, and Increase
the weight in 1-3 pound in
crements, Tanner advises In
a medical magazine. The
Physician and Sportsmedi-
And there's no point for the
coach to be a bear about
training - If exercise isn't
fun, a child loses interest,
emd might turn off to sports
altogether. Fleck advises
keeping the training sched
"I wouldn't be concerned
with children who want to
miss several weeks of train
ing because of vacation or
other activities," Fleck said.
'The key point Is to have
Amopg the nation's 33.4 million
renters, 76 percent were white, 19
percent were black and 5 percent
were of other groups. But 57 percent
of black households and 61 percent
of Hispanic households were rent
ers, compared to 18 percent of white
Forty-nine percent of white heads-
of-household under age 40 were
home owners, and 79 percent of
middle-aged and elderly whites
owned their homes.
But home owners made up only 25
percent of black household headed
by someone under 40. Fifty-four per
cent were headed by a middle-aged
owner and 64 percent by an elderly
Cauthen And Boyd
Said Vows June 12
Thursday, June 24,1993 - THE CHARLOTTE POST - Page9A
Bemitta L. Cauthen married Eric
Boyd June 12 at Temple Chapel Bap
Cauthen is the daughter of Mary C.
Moody of Charlotte. She attended
Southeastern Beauty College and is
employed at Kimbrell's Furniture.
Boyd is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Boyd of Charlotte. The
groom attended North Carolina A &
T State University and works for
The bride was given in marriage
by Jonathan Cauthen. Robin and
Vanessa Cauthen, sisters of the
bride, served as maids of honor.
Bridesmaids were Renee Stafford,
Taylorla Laney, Karen Surratt, Me-
Ussa Cauthen, LaChandra Smith.
Flower girls were Tacha Cauthen,
Erika Stafford and Kalihah Allen.
Brandon Cauthen was ring bear
er. Bestman was Antonio Boyd.
Ushers were Calvin Smith, Kelly
Flagder, Tony Smith Dwight Eddy.
Rev. Gene Gilmore officiated. A re
ception was held in the church fel
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