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Published each Thursday in Pembroke. N.C. H
"Building Communicative Bridges In A Tn-Racial Setting 7 ^ /_ / , /
Volume 27 Number 16 Thursday, April 20, 2000 ^ _ J I / 25^"
Pembroke. N.C.--Roger G.
Brown will become provost and vice
chancellor for Academic Affairs for
1 he University of North Carolina at
Pembroke, according to an announcement
Friday by Chancellor Allen C.
The appointment was approved
Friday by the L'NC Board of Governors.
Dr. Brown, who is senior
associate provost for The University
of North Carolina at Charlotte, will
assume the post July 1.
Dr. Brown will replace current
provost, Dr. Charles R, Jenkins, who
has been vice chancellor for Academic
Affairs for 14 years and a
UNCP administrator for 29 years.
Traditionally, provost is the chief
academic officer of a university.
Dr. Meadors welcomed the Dr.
Brown to the UNCP community.
"Dr. Brown brings a rich background
of academic and
administrative experiences that will
serve the university well as we move
into the 21 st century," the chancellor
said. "We are delighted to have hint
At UNC Charlotte for 15 years.
Dr. Brown has held positions of increasing
responsibility since being
hired as an assistant professor of
political science. He was graduate
coordinator and chair for the Department
of Political Science, senior
associate vice chancellor for Academic
Affairs and associate provost.
At UNCC, Dr. Brown was director
of the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools reaccredidation
process and president-elect of the
In Charlotte, he was a member of
the committee to promote a S300
million bond referendum for schools,
parks and land preservation. Dr.
Brown served on boards for community
safety and HIV/AIDS awareness.
He also performed consulting work
for several local governments on information
workplace issues, among other areas.
He earned the Leadership Charlotte
Award 1998-99 and was a citizen
ambassador in the People to People
Program in South A'.Tica in 1996.
Dr. Brown has published a number
of articles on a variety of topics in
political science, public management
and human resources issues. Several
of Dr. Brown's recent papers and
articles were co-authored by his wife,
Dr. Carolyn Thompson, also a faculty
member and administrator at
UNC Charlotte. Dr. Thompson is
director of the Master's in Health
Administration program at UNCC.
He is a member of and held offices
in several professional associations,
including the American Association
of Higher Education, the American
Society for Public Administration,
the American Political Science Association,
Ihe Academy of Political
Science, the International Association
of Conflict Management and the
International Personnel Management
A native of Bristol, Tenn., Dr.
Brown received his doctorate in political
science from The Johns
Hopkins University, his master's and
bachelor of science degrees from The
University of Tennessee.
The Making of a Lumbee Role Model
Jammie Deese is the name to remember
When you hear about Lurribee Indians,
the first place that comes to mind
is Robeson County, North Carolina.
Little is known about Lurnbee Indians
who live outside the boundaries of
Robeson. Jammie Deese is a name
you'll soon remember because he's
the upcoming Indian role model about
to enter the athletic stardom scene ?
and he's not from Robeson -- he's
from Scotland County.
Jammie is one of the premier wide
receivers in the ACC entering the 1999
season. If you surf the Wake Forest
Demon Deacons Football Official Athletic
Site you will read the words "
dependable, determined and dynamic"
describing a few of Deese's many attributes.
In 1998 he was the second
leading receiver in the league with 68
receptions, second only to All-American
Torry Holt. Deese didn't come on
the football field wielding a tomahawk
and doing an Indian war cry to get
attention, all he had to do was catch
the ball and the rest is one for the
record books. He is referred to as the
"go to guy" for clutch situations.
In each of his last two seasons he
has been ranked among the top 10
receivers in the ACC, and upon entering
the 1999 season is ranked #5 receiver
in Wake Forest history with 152
receptions for a total of 1904 yards
(that doesn't include this year's stats).
Deese tied a Wake Forest record for
consecutive 100 yard performances
set by Ricky Proehl in 1989. He stacked
167 yards receiving against NC State
in November 1998.
Not only does Jammie have great
hands, but greased lightning speed
that makes for a lethal combination..
He has proved to be a very elusive
target not only on the football field,
but the track field as well with a 4.3 in
the 40 yard dash. He along with football
teammates Chris Justice, Reggie
Austin and John Stone comprised the
ACC championship 4x 100 relay team.
On April 17th he helped to win the
conference track crown at Clemson,
the drove back to Groves Stadium and
went out for a 15 yard touchdown pass
that same evening ? talk about durability!!
Jammie graduated from Scotland
County High as one of the leading
high school prospects. He earned
MVP honors and had over 1.300 yards
in pass receptions during his high
school career. He was also selected to
play in the East-West and the Shrine
Bowl games. Jammie is the son ofRev.
and Mrs. Ricky Deese of Laurinburg,
NC.. H is father speaks with great pride
when asked questions concerning
Jammie and his quest to make it to the
NFL, while mother, Sandra, remains
his no. 1 cheerleader. As of April 16th,
Jammie will sign on as a free agent with
the Washington Redskins franchise.
Jammie has proven with much prayer,
hard work and determination, you can
achieve the goals you set in life. We
pray that he will be one ofmany indigenous
representatives to enter the
professional circuit. We are proud to
acknowledge you, Jammie Deese, as
one of "ours", and thank you for your
outstanding representation of the
Lumbee people. We look forward to
the time when our young boys will
say, "when 1 grow up, I want to be just
like Jammie Deese; he's a football
MclntvreSudd oris Several Tax Relief
Washington, D.C.?U.S. Representative
Mike Mclntyre announced
today that he has recently voted for
several measures to ease the tax burden
on individuals, families, and
businesses. These include a vote for
the Date Certain Tax Code Replacement
Act, the Tax Limitation
Amendment, the Taxpayer Bill of
Rights, and the Small Business Tax
Fairness Act of 2000.
Congressman Mclntyre stated,
"Congress needs to do everything it
can to simplify our current system,
make it harder to raise taxes, and
provide our citizens and businesses
with tax relief. These four measures
are positive steps in that direction,
and I will continue pushing and fighting
for their enactment."
Highlights of these measures include:
? Date Certain Tax Code Replacement
r- This bill would establish
December 31, 2004, as the date for
replacing the current tax code with a
new, fairer tax system that would be
as easy to understand as it would be
to comply with. The legislation would
require the immediate initiation of a
process to achieve a national consensus
on a new tax system with the final
date for such a consensus falling no
later than July 4, 2004.
? Tax Limitation Amendment -
This amendment to the Constitution
would require a two-thirds vote in
both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate
for Congress to raise existing taxes or
impose new taxes. Congress could
waive this during times of war or national
-- Taxpayer Bill of Rights-- This
legislation helps protect taxpayers
privacy, levels the playing field between
taxpayers and the IRS, and
provides simplification for taxpayers.
Among the highlights include prohibiting
the IRS from taxing interest
paid by the IRS to individuals; enabling
taxpayers to stop the escalation
of interest charges during disputes
between the IRS and taxpayers; and
elimination of interest charges when
the IRS makes a mistake or causes an
? Small BusinessTax Fairness Act
-- This bill provides $45 billion in tax
reductions over five years for small
businesses. Some of the important
provisions include: accelerating the
100% health insurance deduction for
the self-employed; reducing the top
estate tax rate; increasing the contribution
and benefit limits for retirement
plans; and creating 15 new renewal
communities with targeted, progrowth
tax initiatives to create jobs,
encourage personal savings, foster
home ownership, and cleanup neighborhoods
on former industrial sites
so new businesses can grow.
You can win this quilt!!!
Mary Carter, shown right, and Madle Rae Locklear, left, display a handstitched
Indian design quilt that is being given away by the Area C.B. Club.
Mary Carter made the quilt and is donating the proceeds from ticket sales
totheAreaC.B. Club. The drawing will be held Sunday, July !6.Allproceeds
from the raffle wilt be used for local families in need of assistance with
medical and living expenses. Tickets are only SI.00. You don't have to be
present to win. For more information orto buy tickets call Mary Carter at 5212090.
Rev. Welton Lowry has se
many changes in his life
Rev. Welton Lowry, pastor of several
churches for 32 years, has seen
many changes. He is proud ofUNCPembroke.
Part of the campus is on
land that belonged to his father.
Among many vivid memories, he recounts
days when neither he nor his
father could eat at local restaurants
because of their Indian heritage. Rev.
Lowry, who easily quotes R.G. Lee
and has many of his books, is a graduate
of George Peabody College in
Nashville. Proud ofhis church and his
association's ties with Odum Home,
he also has special pride in Mike Cummings'
local and state leadership.
Dreams Lowry and his peers had of
ethnic equality arc being realized by
Low/y recalls many flavorful stories
about Burnt Swamp Association's
long standing support of the Baptist
Childrens' Home and the work of caring
for families in crisis. Local
supporters often solicited offerings
of items like chickens and eggs, but
everyone realized it was a new day
when the BCH took the Indian Orphanage
in as a part of its statewide
system in the late 1950's. Monies
began to come in for renovations and
staff support-but because segregation
issues still played a role in
treatment of Native Americans in
North Carolina, the Burnt Swamp
Association's churches wanted to
make sure that the Indian children
were having their needs met.
Following two major constructions
on the campus, a fund raising campaign
centered in Hickory set out to
build a recreational facility. A challenge
was issued to southeastern NC
churches and families to build anotherbuilding.
for Burnt Swamp Association then,
remembers the final decision that each
church be challenged to give the
equivalent of S2 per member. Indian
Memorial Cottage was completed
October, 1978. The churches raised
more than $ 100,000 and donated much
of the labor.
Last year a facility for classrooms
and offices, all with state of the art
equipment, was completed. Jo
Ransom's son David Locklear was
one of the donors. His gift helped to
fund a classroom where children, not
so unlike his own mother, will receive
an education. So the giving
comes round full circle.
What new dreams are being
dreamed by the next generation of
the Burnt Swamp Association? And
what dreams are in the hearts of the
children at Odum Home? Watch and
listen...for this is the birthplace of
Indian Education Project to hold
Parent Committee Elections
The Indian Education Project of
The Public Schools of Robeson County
will hold parent committee elections
on Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 7:00
p.m. at each of the high schools. All
parents of Indian students are encouraged
An Open Letter to the Indian Voters of Robeson County
Concerning the At-Large Position on the School Board
An Open Letter to the Indian Population:
Recently in the midst ofthe school board election misconceptions have been
circulating throughout the Indian community relative to the at-large positions
as itrelates to candidates, incumbent Mitchell "Bosco" Locklearand challenger
Ardean Hunt. These misconceptions could cost the Indian population a
representative at large on the school board. This would be detrimental to the
concept of tri-racial representation on that body. When voting in the school
board election, it is important that we not misunderstand the reason for three
at-large positions in Robeson County. This is a unique situation in Robeson.
When voting for the at-large position, voters will be allowed to vote for only
ONE candidate. Voting for only one candidate allows the county the opportunity
to have a representative for each ofthe three races in Robeson County. For
example, since the school merger in the 1980s, we have had an Indian representative,
a Black representative and a white representative. If you vote for more
than one at-large candidate, your ballot will be considered "spoiled" and will
not be counted. There are individuals in the Indian community telling voters
they can vote for two candidates. However, this is not true. Again, please
remember, you can ONLY vote for ONE candidate.
In addition to this misconception, individuals have been saying, if Indian
voters split their vote between the incumbent, Mitchell "Bosco" Locklcar and
challenger, Ardean Hunt, the Indian population can have two Indian representatives
on the Board of Education. This is also NOT TRUE! The numbers are
just not there. If we, as Indian voters, take a chance with this type of political
maneuvering, we could end up with no Indian representative on the school
board. Currently the number of wh ite registered voters is more than the number
of registered Indian voters. There are approximately 26,662 white registered
voters and 25,175 Indian registered voters with the Blacks having 16,878
registered voters. It does not take a mathematician nor statistician to figure out
the whites out number Indians by more than 1,000 votes. The fact of the matter
is that whites in Robeson County traditionally turn out in a higher percentage
for any election. Indians on the other hand, have a lower turn out unless there
is an emotional matter before the electorate. It is important for Indians to remain
united in their voting effort for school board. This misconception is a subtle
attempt to divide and conquer. Hopefully, Indian leaders are not a part of this
ploy to dilute the Indian vote. Please do not be deceived by those who would
tell us how easy it is to elect two Indians at-large on the Robeson County Board
of Education. We must be diligent in our commitment to do what is right, fair,
and just. The right thing for the citizens of Robeson County is to continue to
have tri-racial representation on the Board of Education. History has shown that
a tri-racial board can make competent, effective and progressive decisions
regarding our most precious resource - -our CHILDREN.
This letter is by no means an attempt to intimidate, coerce or imply that the
electorate does not make wise decisions when voting. It is an effort to educate,
inform, and dispel allegations, rumors, and misconceptions about the at-large
position on the Board of Education. Each voter will have the opportunity to vote
for ONE at-large representative. Historically, in Robeson County, the citizens,
when faced with this challenge vote by race. It is important that Indian people
not lose the Indian at-large representative.
Cynthia L Hunt