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The News Argus
Winston-Salem State University
claim CIAA victory
By Semaj Robinson
Argus Sports Editor
The chant was "cham
pions once again," as
Winston-Salem State
University capitalized on
four Virginia Union
University turnovers to
win the CIAA champi
onship for the second
straight year.
The Rams trailed early
after VUU scored twice in
the first 1:05 of the first
The Panthers began
their scoring on an Andre
Braxton 6-yard run to give
the Panthers a 7-0 lead.
After the kickoff, Tory
Woodbury fumbled on the
first play from scrimmage,
leading to a 14-yard
touchdown pass from
Jasun Thompson to
Thomas Coleman to give
the Panthers (8-3, 5-1
CIAA) a 14-0 lead.
The Rams' special
teams got into the act
when John Weaver
blocked a punt by VUU's
Ajani Ruffin. Woodbury
would score four plays
later on a 12-yard run to
bring the Rams within
WSSU (9-2, 5-1 CIAA)
tied the score on the next
possession when Tory
Woodbury found wide
receiver Anthony Hines
for a 33-yard touchdown
"This gave us a chance
to earn a bit of respect,"
said wide receiver
Sherman Riggsbee.
"Virginia Union thought
the first time we beat
them was a fluke."
The Rams defense
stepped it up in the sec
ond quarter. Dameon
Workman intercepted a
Thompson pass and
returned it 22 yards to the
VUU 23-yard line. The
See GAME, page 8
Lock and Key
WSSU police using new method to control parking
By Joy Scott
Argus Reporter
Newly installed parking gates in
the parking lot of the R. J.
Reynolds Center is only phase one
of a plan by the Winston-Salem
State University Campus Police to
regulate parking-space competition
among faculty, staff and students,
according to Chief Willie Bell.
"I plan to gate all the faculty and
staff lots selectively to make sure
we have adequate space for resi
dent and commuting students,"
said Bell.
According to Bell, the gates,
operational since Nov. 6, cost the
department over $10,000 though
they are not top-of-the-line. Money
for the system was generated from
parking tickets, fines and fees.
"The university doesn't give the
police department any money for
(parking)," said Bell. "The univer
sity won't do anything to help me
with parking."
For this reason. Bell said that the
department had to hold off instal
lation of the gates, which he said
he first requested when he became
chief in 1997. Before construction
could begin on the gates. Bell said
that the idea first had to be
approved by the university's Board
of Trustees. Then the department
had to get bids — estimates from
companies specializing in gate con
struction to install the gates —
from companies in the state.
A former campus-police officer
of Fayetteville State University, Bell
said that the installation of the
gates at that university greatly
helped the same parking dilemma
Photos by Melde Rutledge
The gates (above) to the
R.J. Reynolds Center
and the electronic-gate box (right),
which scans the
parker’s card, have been
working since Nov. 6.
The system cost $10,000,
and it was bought through
money collected from
tickets, fines and fees.
they faced. "The students don't see
it right off, but it helps to keep
them out of trouble."
Bell said that the police depart
ment determined there was a need
for the gates after assessing the
parking situation on campus. The
frustration of faculty, staff and stu
dents petitioning against the pay
ment of parking tickets, combined
with commuter and resident stu
dents parking in lots designated
for faculty and staff, contributed to
the decision to install the system.
"Our fines are so low that peo
ple don't mind coming in and
parking," said Bell. "We say don't
park in the fire lane. We say don't
park in the handicapped space
unless you're handicapped. If
everybody brought a sticker and
parked where they're supposed to
park [we wouldn't have this prob
Bell said that one of the biggest
parking problems is adequate
parking spaces for the university's
2,000 commuters. "Students see a
lot and, whether it's in their lot or
not, they park."
See GATES, page 2
for a year
By Kristie Swink
When the Kappa
Lambda Chapter of
Kappa Kappa Psi fraterni
ty performed in Winston-
Salem State's homecom
ing step show in October,
controversy followed.
During their act, a
group of female students
walked on to the stage to
each of the KK Psi broth
ers. Near the end of their
performance, the women
laid down on the floor as
the brothers illustrated a
sexual innuendo that sur
prised the audience,
mostly the WSSU alumni,
resulting in a voluntary
one-year suspension.
"Each organization has
a responsibility to uphold
certain standards," said
Albert Roseboro, the
advisor of the Panhellenic
Council. "Ignorance of
the code of conduct is no
However, according to
^•"^nt Stephens, KK Psi's
'•esident, the frater-
>jver received infor-
jtion concerning the
rules and regulations for
the show.
"If they did have rules,
we wouldn't know
because we weren't invit
ed to the Panhellenic
See SHOW, page 2

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