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VOL. IX NO. 48
By RUTHELl HOWARD
Staff Writer 1?-? ??
While minority firms say they are pleased
that Winston-Salem has adopted a
Minority And Women Business Enterprise
Program, they also say the plan may
need some reworking to ensure that
minority firms actually get more of the city's
The plan was drawn up at the request of
Alderman Vivian Burke, who said
minorities want to do more business with the
"To say that you will take the
lowest bidder is saying again to the
minorities and women, 'Get back,
you won't get nothing.
? james ruru.
It includes goals for increasing the
amount o^dollars the city awards in.con-_
tracts to minority firms, and plans to seek
# and recruit minority- and women-owned
businesses and sponsor senmwit on-hew
to do business with the city.
But one contractor said that even
though the city has made good faith efforts
to work with minorities, he still
won't be able to outbid larger firms for city
"We will be going through the same
(bidding) process,*' the contractor said.
C.G. Washington, owner of
Washington Concrete Co., also said
minorities will have to be given special
consideration to benefit from the plan.
"It's a start," Washington said of the
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By ROBIN ADAMS* g
Staff Writer ii
This article is the fourth in an b
eight-part series. h
If test scores alone were used to 1<
measure the success of desegregation,
the local school system would s
pass with flying colors. But despite I
encouraging test data, a number of ii
teachers, students and parents insist s
that the black child has made few
educational gains since desegrega- c
tion. ' t
"Socially, we have made some t
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r finds still H Most as
ves. excel in
plant "and it's better than what we had." _
Washington, who already does business
with the city, said the plan will benefit
minorities as far as showing them how to
get business with the city. "1 believe they
(the aldermen) are sincere, and I believe
they passed it in good faith," he said.
But he added that "the only thing that's
going to give minority contractors an edge
is if they break the bids up. The total
package is the way they're doing it now.
They need to break it up so more
minorities will have an opportunity to bid
. on some of it."
AlH^rman 1 arrv Wnmhlp cairl riilrino
the July 18 Board of Aldermen meeting
when the plan was approved that he
hoped the plan would generate a substantial
amount of work for minority- and
"I basically support the plan/' Wornble
said. "I think this is something
positive, and, rather than having
something understood or a gentlemen's
agreement, I'm glad that we're coming up
with a policy^V#
[ \4*t\\h*mby+kwmmmt uniri that
minority firms still will not be able to
compete with majority firms for business.
"A strategy can be worked out where
blacks and women have access," Womble
said. "We're going to have to give special
consideration to bring these people in."
Womble also suggested that the city
either break up the bidrfor contract work
so that a certain percentage would be
awarded to minorities and women, or require
a majority firm awarded a contract
to sub-contract work to minority- or
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As for the test scores, lone black black si
chool board member Beaufort O. ing so 1
lailey says black children are learn- teacher
rig at a faster rate than white black c
tudents. more el
In 1978, says Bailey, black student
hildren tested three grades behind Depi
heir white counterparts. According Dew a
o non-public information Bailey scares
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By ROBIN ADAMS said Mbnda
Staff Writer default. Wh
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Macedonia True Vine Pentecostal Holiness "We are
Church of God Inc. has been in default of 4^church) to f
SI.4 million bond since June 1, said a bank of- "If that is
ficial who handles the church's account. foreclosure.
Connie Wienman, assistant vice president of Macedoni
National City Bank in Minneapolis, Minn., through Kee
II By JOHN SLADE
I'm not sure, but I think it wa
I said that the absence of honest e
I of professional wrestling. Thai
saying that pro wrestling is fak<
Maybe the senator's comm
m' wrestlers, but he's way off the
The other thi
at the Coliseum to talk with a fe
on the sport. People are alway
\ wrestling, but they never ask th
^K^KmSk "Some call it a show. And si
Wmmk, JHIHI But what it is, is professional wi
great uncle told me two or thre
t. This fan happens to be Whatever it is, wrestling fans
are no exception.
ing? It Depends Or
ck children have closed that. benefitted from desegrega
>ne grade. "Just look at the test scores/*
his information got in the
if the wrong people, could
problems," Bailey WK^Kj^kH *
eachers found out that the < m
tudents as a whole were do- rxlyPgljr <I
well, he says, some of those
s would stop teaching the I
:hild as effectively and put I
ffort into educating the white B
ity Superintendent James
grees with Bailey that test says, "and they will show yo
prove black children have integration has worked.?
H I Body Slams And Headbutts I
"Car Trek" docks at the coliseum to talk
with pro wrestling fans about their 4'sport."
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Has Defaulted On Loan
y, "Yes, they (Macedonia) are in ding company in Minneapolis, approximately
lether or not a reorganization or one year ago. The money was used to purchase
wnership will happen is not clear. WSMX-AM7 a black gospel radio station, and
working with the borrower (the to pay off mortgages to several local banks for
acilitate reorganization,'* she said, the church sanctuary and Macedonia Arms
not possible, then we will begin Apartments, formerly Skyland Place Apart"
a secured the $1.4 million bond Both the church and the apartments were us:nan
and Clarey Inc., a church bon- Please see page A3
?, Up Gose And Personal
"I come (to wrestling matches) because of the sport of
it," Frances Rouse told me. Mrs. Rouse is an elderly
woman who is obviously a tried-and-true fart. I could tell
s Sen. Fritz Hollings who by the way she naturally assumed the mannerisms and
amotion is a characteristic speech patterns of the wrestlers she happened to be
t's a politician's way of discussing.
e. w And then there is 13-year-old Lyn Frazier, who follows
lent holds true for the pro wrestling for an altogether different reason^1*Wrest 1mark
if he suggests the ing is my third favorite sport on TV," he said, "but it's
my first favorite in person. You see, basketball and foote
wrestling matches down ball are bigger sports and it's hard to get a good seat . But
w fans and get their views in wrestling, I can get a close-up seat every time." I
s picking on professional wonder if Senator Hollings ever considered it that way.
ie fans. I overheard one middle-aged lady, who, like Mrs.
ome call it an exhibition. Rouse, apparently pledged an allegiance to the sport
restling, and it's good," a many years ago. I noticed that the names of the different
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love it and Winston fans she couldn't label, she demonstrated, which seemed to irPlease
see page A3
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tion.* The fnformation Bailey and Dew ed a score of 61 on the total batters
Dew refer to, which breaks down test (a combination of reading, language
scores by race, is not available to the and math scores), but averaged a
public or the press. But the overall score of 70 in 1981-82. The national
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icsi rc^uiis, wnitn orean. aown icsi a\cicigc ^,r\i stuit is ->\jI
scores into grades and schools, are. Sixth-graders averaged a totai
Since local students began taking battery score of 57 in 1977-78 and 71
the California Achievement Test in 1981-82, while ninth-graders
I (CAT) in 1977,^hey have shown averaged a total battery score of 54
cohsistent improvement, says in 1977-78 and 58 in 1981-82.
Weldon Idol, the school system's As for the Scholastic AchievcJ
coordinator of evaluation and plan- ment Test (SAT), Idol says it, like
IHHf ning. other test data, should not he used
In a five-year compariso^jQLCAT as the sole measuring stick ol
u that results for Forsyth County, stuSfcgts acadjmiic ability.
in the third grade in 1977-78 atftrag* ~ Please see pane A 9
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