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Shot on U.S. 52
John W. Templeton *
What began as a routine drive down U.S. 52 for
James Wilson of 405 Codv Drive ended in a bizarre
incident which resulted in bullet wound in his arm
and a shattered car window.
Wilson, 39, is so^angered by the incident that he has
put up his own money - a SI00 reward -- for
information about the ^person or persons who shot
Wilson told police last Friday night that three white
men riding in a truck alongside him on U.S. 52
shouted racial slurs at him and them inexplicably fired
a shot that shattered his window and hit him in the
He first made the reward offer from his bed at the
Baptist Hospital, where he stayed until Monday.
In a Chronide interview after returning to his home,
Wilson said, "I want them caught because it could
have been anybody who they shot at This was
Wilson said he was driving down U.S. 52 southbound
near the Vargrave Street exit in the left hand lane
when he came upon a slow-moving pickup truck ahead
of Mm. "j~ ?-??" ~ '
"I blinked my lights, but it wouldn't pull over*-" said
Wilson. "I waited until tfi<T right lane cleared and
went by on the right."
"By that time, he pulled in right behind me like he
was going to ram my car," Wilson recalled^ "He then
came around in the express lane and started calling
me (racial slurs). 1 had the window cracked because I
was smoking, so I could hear them." ,
"After they got through making the remarks, the
guy on my side just reached out his window and shot
at me," he said.
Wilson said he leaned forward he saw the gun
fire. After breaking the window of Wilson's Cadillac,
Vthe bullet apparently passed throtfgh his leather
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Rice Preps for
By Yvette McCullough
Larry Denard Rice has always been pro-Army. Even
when he was growing up and people were burning their
draft cards, fleeing to Canada ancTspeaking out against
the Vietnam War, he didn't let the times discourage him
from pursuing an Army career.
Rice is the son of Evangelist Florence Rice and the
brother of Rev. Theodore Rice. He is a 1978 graduate of
North Forsyth, and is presently a carter-?rr-tfte U.S.
Military Academic Preparatory School, at Fort Mon
mouth, New Jersey. If everything goes to his lining,
Rice will be entering West Point in June of this year.
"I applied for West Point from the start, but I also
included a letter which stated that if I war. found not to
be fully qualified I would like to be accepted to the prep
school." Rice said.
The prep school is a 10 month program and cadets
attending the school receive an automatic nomination to
West Pont with 95 per cent of them being accepted.
tfice thinks he has a better chance of being accepted
to West Point this time because of attending prep school.
"I'm learning more now than I have ever learned
before," Rice explains. "The methods of teaching and
the material taught are some things we never covered in
One such ru
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Staff Writer formula by wl
An FCC proposal to ease regulations on from more
cable television has the approval of station.
Winston-Salem's local cable company, It is this ruli
but a local broadcaster warns that it could that Summit <
hurt broadcasting stations." changed.
"We've already gone on record as Another rul<
saying we want a rule change/* said panies is the
Brian MacMurray ot Summit Cable Cor- means that
poration. syndicated p
The FCC regulations on cable television the 1 cable st
were enacted to protect local television program, ev
stations who might have difficulty compe- time.
ting with cable offerings of excellent FCC reguli
reception and unlimited programming. matters, war
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SHATTERED A plastic covering Is
draped over the window of James
WUson's Cadillac when a bullet passed
jacket and lodged in his left arm.
-Xh^-virtim s^fTTie^pinied over to the
side of the road as the pickup truck,
which identified only as "lightcolored",
sped off. He then drove to his
mother-in-law's house, where police and
an ambulance came.
Capt. B.R. Pearman, commander of the
Third Police District, said officers responded
to Wilson's call at 9:40 Friday
night. He said the incident had been
turned over to a detective for investigation.
informed that Wilson was offering a
reward,Capt Pearman said police had not
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only two te
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syndicated blackout, which the viewin
if a local station carries a more station
rogram, such as Star Trek, given statior
nations may not offer the the audience
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through on the way to lodging In Wilson's
arm. He has alleged that the shot came
^om a passing track on U.S. 52
Wilson said he though ?there were cars
nearby when the alleged assault took
place. 4tI was kind of out of it, but it
seemed like a car came by like it wanted
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?As he looked at his bandaged arm,
Wilson said angrily, "they just shot me
for no reason at all. I didn't do anything
to provoke them to shoot."
Something like this could make people
afraid to drive -- if I hadn't leaned
forward, I might have gotten shot in the
head or chest," said Wilson."
"Maybe .>cmcbody might know something,"
said Wilson. "These people are
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TP ~ By Sharyn Bratcher
p.- Togo D. West , Jr., a native
of Winston-Salem cury;i\r
rently serving as General
Counsel of the' Navy, has
been appointed Special As'
sistant to the Secretary and
Deputy Secretary of De:
^ . fense. The appointment,
announced by Secretary of
Defense Harold Brown, became
effective January 1st.
Toco D. West, Jr., born in
i Winston-Salem in 1942, is
PPtM1 son Mrs. Evely?
Carter West of 922 CamerW
on Avenue, and the late
Togo D. West, Sr. He was
an honors graduate of AtI
kins High School, where he
| was active in band.
"Was 1 surprised about
his appointment? Yes, and
no," replied West's mother,
Evelyn Carter West.
or ot WAAi Channel 12 in tendency foi
em, but he patiently explain- rthe leftover
iting station's objections to not buy a pr<
1 rule changes. area from
n a number of "supersta- Broadcasting
>endent channels via cable dicated prog
entize the audience." companies j
in an area have a choice of deals," pay
levision stations, then each "Theprobl
I count on approximately hfrtf casting stati
g audience -- but.with ten ball games,
s added to the choice, than a programs th
i might get only one tenth of He favors
ible results of an FCC rule against eacl
rns Comas would be the comes ort th<
t>le prices? to pay for distrib- 0f competiti
of more stations -- and a
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Revenue Sharing Heai
To Be He
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By Yvette McCullough ^ service are programs. The
Staff Writer included environmental
If you like telling the city *ure and protection.
. how tn spend its money, Although it is possible for
you will be getting another c*^zen groups to attain
chance to do so on Jan. 15. sharing funds, according to
On that date the city will Tom Fredericks, director of
have a public hearing to Budget and
listen" to suggestions on Evaluation it w^ould be unhow
to, open S2.4 million in Hkely that the city would d?
Federal Revenue Sharing itFunds
for the 1979-1Q80 "The hearing, which is
fiscal year, in the council re<5uired by law, is an
chambers at 7:30. Congress opportunity for citizens to
created the general reven- come *n an^ city
ue sharing program in 1972 how *hey w?uld like the
and it was modified in 1976 money used, Fredericks
with the passage of the sa*d- The city would;
State and Local Fiscal As- rather handle _the money
distance Amendments of internally, ^ey wonldn^
1975 just turn $50,000 over to
expenditures and for sped- =
fic opoerating and mainten- 5
ance categories, but with 5 Church of the Week lex
the 1976 amendment the = history stretching back i
funds can he used for any gChurch an4 Religion, page
purpose which is a legal use 1 p^ussalnt and Coi
of government funds under ? ment in the Jonestown traj
, state and local laws. g in Viewpoints, page 4.
I During the 1978-79 fiscal | An African Wedding
I year the city revenue shar- s 1 Whirl ?
tmm v v? ftt* i^V/VkUl TV llll l| pt
1 ing funds were used in ? rr,
s A look at "The Wli,"
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^ jr 3 "B^g House talks aboi
pfl 5 Black on Sports, page
= consider Bill hayes a top
/ Scoaching slot, page 10.
)D Aide -Im^wpai
"Togo was always very T f
modestT IlieveFdid know- J ix
about the activities he was $ 2
involved in unless there |
was a costume to make. He | ajB|i:!i:|L fev?fS
called me the night before $ T? / WlIi
' he got the appointment and | ? >5#
' told me about it.** ;?]lKll?|p|&
She recounts her son's 1 ~
lists of achievements in *
Winston-Salem--Eagle One of the most vulnerable
. Scout of Troop #68, acolyte the elderly, particularly tho
at St. Stephen's Eoisconal *?
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Church-before he went on During the course of the
to Howard University, from numerous instances where
which he graduated in 1965 through the cracks, so to sj
with a B.S.degree in elec- net.
trical engineering. He re- For example, there's the caj
ceived his J.D. cum laude jn fear after robberies and
from Howard in 1968, and tormentors who taunted her s
served as editor in chief of ^n(j there's the case of the
the Howard Law Journal. whQ severaj years ago took ii
From 1968 to 1969, he was a temporary stay and has be
law clerk to the Honorable since she says the authoriti
Harold R. Tyler, U.S. Dis- her problem, considering
trict Judge for the Southern However, the elderly have
District of York. From jegai channels, due to a litt
See Page 3 abuse or neglect of the eld
anyone else without the me
The adult protective servl
Eg services department is char
m law. "We deal with people
to meet their basic needs," s
local unit. "When they're i
r non-cable viewers to get, respond.".
s^. The local stations would Thomas said her staff can
agram if it is coming into the elderly abuse and also refei
a superstation on cable. agencies.
I stations must buy each syn- "Physical abuse is not that
[tam separately, while cable "The biggest problem is
get programs in "package neglect."
ing for distribution rights. "it's amazing the number
em between cable and broad- depressive withdrawal cycli
ons is not with things like have very few contacts, not i
" said Comas, "but with gets affected."
at are available locally." Thomas' unit is a last res<
a^ system whereby cable there's a complete breakdow
md local stations could bid and relatives of the elderly,
l other for any program that from occurring by not hesita
e market. That way the terms nearby senior citizens. Vou
on would be equal, he said. ?good you feel afterwards.
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jary 6, 1979
some citizen group, unless
the group had an in depth
some other specifications,
they wouldn't just turn the
money over. " ~ * 7
Alderman Virginia Newell
said that she Wouldn't like
to see a group come in and .
use the sharing funds for
their own individual
"I don't know what we
(city) would do if a group
came in and used the
money for their purpose,"
Newell said. "I'm afraid if
we don't apt thp mnnAv i*
? o-- "
would come out of property
taxes and that would mean *
raising property taxes."
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r yolFil>ll"ni11illli,linill,l ?
>ks at a congregation with al
nore than 100 years, seea
ner look at black involve-g
gedy, look for Getting Aongs 7
; and other activities are?
in review in Vibes, page 8.9
ut the football program in 3
9, while Howard officials I
> prospect for their vacant!
i groups in society has to be
se without benefit of family
) year, we've run across
an elderly person just slid
)eak, in society's protective
se of the blind woman living
even, rape, committed by
: active missionary worker,
n a homeless sick person for
:en unable to get rid of him
es are reluctant to deal with
it a domestic quarrel,
protection beyond normal
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le-nnown state law against
terly, the handicapped and
ans to take care of oneself,
ces unit of the local social
ged with carrying out this
18 and over who are unable
aid Sue Thomas, head of the
ibused or exploited, we can
seek court orders to halt
the elderly to other social
prevalent." said Thomas.
; neglect, including selfof
elderly who got into a
e," said Thomas. "They
eating properly, thair health
art method, available when
n. As neighbors and friends
we can keep such situations
ting to drop in and check on
might be surprised at how