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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, June 24, 1993, Image 9

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Blacks Less Ukely To Be Home Owners, Census Figures Show ASSOCIATED PRESS 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, was $22,691. 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. Kids Can Train With Weights Too 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. Kraemer. 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 perts say. "The younger the child, the harder it is to get them inter ested because it is a fairly monotonous activity," Tan ner said. 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, $16.95). 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 Kraemer wrote. 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- clne. 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 ule loose. "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 some activity." 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 households. 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 owner. 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 tist Church. 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 Charlotte Transit. 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 lowship hall. Wedding and en gagement forms are available at The Charlotte Post, 1531 Camden Road. For information about getting an an nouncement of your wedding in the newspaper, call Cas sandra W3mn at 376- 0496. McSMITH'S Formerly on Wilkinson Blvd. HAS MOVED!!! We're Now At “ 2707 South Blvd. (Across From the Pepsi Plant) 704-527-0408 BUNK BEDS Complete With Mattresses $157.95 DINETTES • BEDROOM SUITES • UVING ROOM SUITES • BRASS & GLASS • CARPET • TOYS • TELEPHONES • New, Used, and Salvage Furniture • Household Goods • Baby Items and Much, Much More KINGSPARK APARTMENTS Clean, safe, quiet community convenientiy located on bus line. Affordable 2 bedroom garden and townhouses. Refrigerator, range, AC and water included in rent. Helpful resident manager and maintenance staff. Call 333-2966 M-F 9:30-6:00 - « 'Mil cj. Vj "T • • • 1 don’t like Myself... I think I'm dumb. • I don’t pay attention... I can’t sit still • I don’t Read well... I can’t write letters • I want to make my Parents proud of me. With help - Maybe I can discover the difference and learn with... DISCOVER INTENSIVE PHONICS at... EVELYN MACK LEARNING CENTER 4913 Albermarle Rd., Suite 101 Charlotte, NC 28205 • (704)535-8304 (office) "We Make the Difference" WHY RENT? OWN YOUR HOME FOR $350 DOWN UNDER A SPECIAL CITY PROGRAM, WE HAVE 40 HOMES TO SELL TO FAMILIES WHO EARN UNDER $30,000 PER YEAR. IF YOU HAVE TWO OR MORE YEARS OF CONTINUOUS WORK HISTORY AND AT LEAST SIX MONTHS OF GOOD CREDIT, GIVE US A CALL. CONTACT: HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM; DAVANT REALTY: 376-3591

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