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VOL. 9
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
DECEMBER 1989
photo by Patrice Gibson
Tuttle Appointed
As NEWS ARGUS
Editor-in-chief
by Craig Thomas,
Joanie Robin Tuttle, a sophomore
majoringinMassCommunications,
has been named Editor-in-chief of
THE NEWS ARGUS for the 1989-
90 school year.
A Winston-Salem native, Tuttle
firstj oinedthestaffas aphotographer
and then served as the paper’s
advertising manager/managing
editor before being assigned to her
current position.
“I hope to see more faculty-
student-staff involvement in the
paper,” she stated when asked what
plansshehadforthepaperduringthis
academic school year. “It is also
critical that we involve the
community more also. As a campus
newspaperweneedmorefeedback.”
When asked why she chose to
attend WSSU, she replied, “ I had a
lot of friends (going here) and they
liked it. Plus I had heard about the
school being flexible for part-time
students.” Her plans after
graduation? To be employed as a
free-lance or staff photographer.
“Photography is my main love,” she
said.
Wood Elected, Winston-Salem's First Woman Mayor
by Joanie Tuttle
On November 7, 1989, the
voters of Winston-Salem, made
history when they elected Martha
S. Wood the first female mayor of
the Twin City.
The voter turnout was the
highest since Mayor Wayne
Corpening took office in 1977.
Many citizens rallied to support
Mrs. Wood after viewing the
controversial billboards placed
along Interstate 40. The billboards
were paid for by the owner of
Whiteheart Sign Company.
Probably the most appealing
aspect of the c ampaign was the fact
that“goodtriumphedovertheevil”,
whichwaspresentduringthewhole
campaign. Many citizens of
Winston-Salem believe that the
city will benefit with Mrs. Wood’s
eight years of experience as a city
alderman. The new mayor was
sworn in during the Board of
Aldermen ’ sDecember4thmeeting.
Also winning seats as city
photo provided by Winston-Salem Chronicle
aldermen were;Nancy Pleasants,
NelsonL. Malloy, J. Hugh Wright,
Larry W.Womble, andVirginiaK.
Newell. Aldermen that were not
running but already seated are;
Vivian Burke and Lynn Harpe.
News Argus Welcomes New Staff Members
By Joanie Tuttle,Tanya Williams
and Joyce McMiUan
Tanya L. Williams has been
named the News and Assignment
Editor of THE NEWS ARGUS
for the 1989-90 academic school
year.
A Winston-Salem native,
Williams free-lanced on the
paper’s staff last semester before
accepting her current position
this semester. “I was very happy
to receive the opportunity to
develop the skills that will
increase my marketability in the
job community,” commented
Williams on her new position.
William’s career ambition is
to become an investigative
reporter for a major newspaper
and/or magazine.
Joyce McMillan, junior
continues to serve as Sports Editor
for THE NEWS ARGUS. She
first became SportsEditor last fall
by Dr. Valerie Saddler
Pictured from top to bottom Chris Bullock, Joyce
McMillan, Craig Thomeis, Joanie Tuttle, Suzette
Crosby, Tanya Williams and Marcus Myers
when she initially joined the Argus
staff.
Joyce said, she was “pleased to
have the opportunity to use her
knowledge and leam even more of
sports,” though she originally
intended to act as assistant to the
Editor. Joyce works full-time, is a
part-time studentmajoringin Mass
Communications, and also free-
lancesforthe WINSTON-SALEM
CHRONICLE. She is currently
covering the Mount Tabor Litde
League Football games for the
CHRONICLE. In addition, she
also writes poetry.
Joyce would like to become a
sports commentator for the N.B.C.
network. She would like to open
the doors for female sports
commentators. She has plans to
continue on THE NEWS ARGUS
staff until she graduates.
Craig L. Thomas, sophomore
English major, has been named as
the Entertainment Editor for the
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