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Does 'The ]
Strike As 9
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By RUTHELL HOWARD
Staff Writer It
begins as little, red, painful sores that later
blister and open, emitting a liquid that spreads
the infection to other areas.
It is referred to in an Aug. 2, 1982 Time
magazine story as "the scourge, the new Scarlet
Letter, the VD of the Ivy League and Jerry
What "it" actually is, however, is herpes, a
2,000-year-old, recurrent and incurable viral infection
that plagued ancient Rome with one
form of infection on iht lips commonly known
as cold sores.
Another form of the virus, which is similar to
cold sores but infects the genitals instead, has
reached what one expert calls "epidemic proChicago's
From Staff Reports And Dispatches.
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Chicago has barely elected its first. black
mayor* ? :?
Riding the crest of strong black and Hispanic
support, 60-year-old Rep. Harold Washington
edged white Republican challenger Bernard Epl_
ton in a close, often bitter race that featured an
85 percent voter turnout, - the greatest in
Chicago since the 1944 presidential election.
At press time, Washington had 636,136, or
51.5 percent of the votes, as compared to Ep.
ton's 48.2 percent.
Gospel music Is much, much more than mc
one of her spirit-filled, soul-stirring gospel tu
a recent concert. More on Mrs. Hawkins ap
By RUTH ELL HOWARD
A chance to furnish low-incomc housing wi
money nearly a decade ago seemed to be a gold
tunity for two local churches.
[But ventures by Goler Metropolitan A]
Church and New Bethel Baptist Church as i
owners presented almost as many problems a
The churches built apartments in the early 7(
Program 236, a federally-funded project thi
churches and non-profit organizations to borrc
ment money to build low-income housing.
. . Tramaine Hawkii
"cooks" when she sii
can prepare a m
casserole as well. H<
rown, dishes, determinatior
tnem. ? appear in this week's
Religion, Page 20.
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portionsbut appears to travel more in white,
.middle- to upper-class circles, according to na
"Most people who have herpes don't
go Jo the doctor for it. There's no cure
for it, so they say, ' Why go to the doctor?'"
? Health Education Division Director
A study by the Herpes Resource Center in
Palo Alto, Calif., an organization comprised of
30,000 herpes sufferers in 45 chapters nationwide,
reported last year that 51 percent of its
members are female, 95 percent are Caucasian,
:k Mayor: Win
Although a number of white voters in the
heavily Democratic city decided to vote
Bmnkliran rather than hark Wachinston whn
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has vowed to dismantle Chicago's longstanding
patronage system, Washington Vwhite
support increased from the 6 percent he had
garnered in the primary to approximately 20
percent in the general election.
Washington, a two-term Democratic congressman,
had served with Epton in the Illinois
Some local reactions to the Washington victory:
Larry Little, Northwest Ward alderman:
g A Joyful Noise
re entertainment, says Tramalne Hawkins, sh
inee to a Triad audience at Wlnstc--Salem Sta
pears In this issue on Page 20 (photo by Jan
Now New Bethel is plagued with i
its management is trying to aaare
plaints of the apartments' angry
th federal Metropolitan is selling its apartment
en oppor- First Columbia Management Inc.,
years of tenant problems.
ME Zion Both church ventures seem to suf
apartment concerns ? leaking roofs, poor plum
s they did maintenance complaints.
New Bethel tenants recently sta
)s through plaining that are too many unresoh
it allowed blems to justify a soon-to-be-enacti
w govern- At Goler, maintenance also seencern.
Waiting for the exchange of
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Winston-Salem Community Since 1974M
N-SALEM, N.C. ,* * Thursday, Api
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80 percent are 20-39 years-old, 53 percent have
at least four yeftrs of college and 56 percent
have annual incomes of $20,000 or more.
But skeptics ^rgue that herpes is as much a
problem in the Mack community as it is in the
white community. The Time article points out
that the disease seems to strike "nice, healthy,
educated, clean*cut Caucasians of the middle
and upper clasM," but adds that blacks and
the poor may not turn up in herpes surveys or
self-help group# because they have "more
crushing problems to cope with than venereal
"Blacks get it$" Tom W. Moore, who works
at a Mississippi VD clinic, says in the Time article.
"They just aren't obsessed with it."
In Winston-Salem, however, the belief that
Please see page 3
"Washington's victory was most significant. 1
feel that ttae key in this ii that, with a good
black candidate who is qualified, you can spark
a degree of enthusiasm in black folks that brings
them out in astounding numbers. Not only
did they register to vote, but they voted."
Mayor Wayne A. Corpening: "From what I
read in the newspapers, and that's all 1 know, I
feel that the richt man won. Whether a
black or white candidate, it shouldn't matter. I
think it comes down to who's running."
Nelson Malloy, a local resident: "He's
(Washington) got his work cut out for him. I
Please see page 11
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By RUTHELL HOWARD
The alarm sounds.
I Approximately 30 seconc
m Engine Company No. 3+ dres
I fire fighting outfits, board th
I answer the call.
During the nearly four-min
the captain considers all the v
ing the call: the type of neig
and what it will take to extir
"You can't understand
go on a emergency run/' sa;
I Salem firefighter for 11 year
I A lot is involved in answe
say. That's why the member
probably other companies a
they are kept busy answering
while genuine emergencies cc
location in their territories,
own here delivering While those calls arc answe
ite University during company, it takes that compa
les Parker). to answer a call out of its ai
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ipkeep problems and proved by the Housing and 1
ss the myriad com- ment and the subsequent
tenants. And Goler mised to make in repairs, (
s to its management, their maintenance needs are
, after dealing with too long.
"This house has been HI
fer the same types of Dorothy Holmes, a Goler i
ibing and heating and water drips from her light <
time it rains around here, ev
ged a protest, com- lights on."
ftd maintenance pro- Why did the efforts by tl
?d rent increase. housing result in so many p
is to be Ifmajor con- Goler officials elected n
ownership to be ap- Please i
k || j . Destined
Some people may not believe in fate
H- or destiny, but both factors seemingUflj
ly shaped and determined WinstonSalem
Urban League President
Thomas Elijah's life and career.
Chronicle Profile, Paso 7.
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fire to create even greater danger.
Company 3, which answers fire calls in the .
? predominantly black North Liberty Street area, views its
' false alarm problem as an even greater hazard since fires
is later, the members of occur more often in the city's black community, and, in
sedintheir "quick-hitches" factr "any area that has low-income or low socioeir
engine, which speeds to economic people," says Deputy Fire Chief Pete Harless.
Harless attributes the higher incidence of fires in the
ute ride to the reported fire, black community to the presence of sub-standard houses
ariables involved in answer- that aren't always well-maintained.
^hborhood, the type of fire The lack of new wiring or attempts by tenants to heat
iguish it. an entire house with insufficient heating equipment ?
at you go through when you such as stoves that aren't designed to heat a four-room
ys Tom Canter, a Winston- house - can lead to fires, Harless says.
s. "It's hard to account for Because the black community has more fires, it has
more fire-related deaths as well. Last year, five out of
ring a fire call, the firemen seven fatal fire victims were black. And each year, there
s of Engine Co. No. 3 and are usually more black than white fire deaths, says Assists
well, are disturbed when tant Fire Marshal Mary Johnson.
* false alarm calls each year "Because we have more fires over there, then any false
>uld be occurring at another alarm would be crucial to that area," Johnson says.
Citywide, Winston-Salem had 229 false-alarm calls last
Ted, too, usually by another year, but firemen say that even one is "one too many."
iny twice the amount of time Each engine company is situated so that it is within
ea and could allow the real Please see page 3
link Next Issue...
An interview with former Olympic skater
Urban Development Depart- Tai Babilonia, who now tours with her Olym150,000
First Columbia pro- pic partner Randy Gardner as part of the Ice
Doler tenants complain that Capades troupe.
neglected and have been for Plus:
The first in a series of interviews with
ke this for six years," says members of the school board.
resident who complains that 9^4 look at "slasher movies" by Chronicle
outlet when it rains. 4'Every Reviewer-at-Large John Slade.
'erybody is scared to turn the 0 The premiere of our expanded new
lese two churches to provide 0^4 look at the storied history of the
problems? venerable old Patterson Avenue Y\1CA.
ot to discuss their problems
see page 3 I??