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By ROBtN BARKSDALE
Chronicle 8t?H Writer . .
R#lat#d dltortal oh A4.
The Twin City kicked off a month of ft
activities Tuesday afternoon with a i
Mayor Wayne A. Corpening opened th
by reading a proclamation officially de<
month of April Fair Housing Month in
Salem. The proclamation challenged <
"rededicate themselves to the freedom <
that the Fair Housing Act guarantees.
The ceremony's keynote speaker, Erm
area director for the Department of He
Urban Development, told the lunchtimc
Winston Square Park that each Wins
resident should make a special effort <
month to help fulfill the promises of the 1
"The object of Fair Housing Month <
is to use the time for rededicatior
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Oreensboro fWD dlKt. "It is a time tt
promises a reality. The law offers all J
regardless of race, creed or sex, a free
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cnoosc ineir living places/'
Fulton said he is "particularly p
Winston-Salem's efforts to fulfill th
guarantees that the 18-year-old act m
city's Human Relations Commission ai
Housing Committee have scheduled a spc
ty for each week of this month.
Though gains have been made in fai
Fulton noted, discrimination is still a co
"As a country, we have come a long w;
last 18 years," he said. "(But) disc
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By L.A.A. WILLIAMS
Chronic!* SUff Writer
Related story below.
Victor Johnson Jr., who unsuccessfully
challenged Northeast Ward
Alderman Vivian H. Brake last fall,
is now challenging her husband.
"How can anybody that can't get a
job for himself expect to get jobs for
others?" Johnson said of state House
candidate Logn Burke, who currently
does not work. "He's been
unemployed for two years."
Burke will face fellow Democrat
John D. Clark in the May 6 primary!
"This seat was not made for
A black sena
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Next week: A look at the earn
HALIFAX - Rep. Frank Bailance i
few blacks in the state Senate, but opi
says he doesn't believe blacks sho
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predominantly oiacx senate districts.
"The United States is not made th
white senator who represents the 2n<
said this is a black district. But the vol
who they want."
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"But there ought to be an opportun
to get back at anybody for any past dii
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somebody to earn his livelihood,'*
Johnson added. "A man that doesn't
have anything will go for anything.
We must be careful when we put peoElection
Year '86 m I
pie in politics. I'll have to look at this
thing very closely."
While Johnson said he is not campaigning
to elect Clark, the lone white
candidate in both primaries, he said
tor or a white t
in the pa
Imm In the 67th Houm ^2^
is trying to become one of the oppositio
>onent J.J. Monk Harrington The so
>uld automatically represent ???
at way," said Harrington, a .
i District. "The judges have . .
ters are the ones who 11 put in BUX IFH
ts that there should be no Democra
ity," he said. "I'm not trying A blac
Kcrimination. What happened winner in
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he is likely to support him.
The 67th District is a predominantly^
black, single-member district
created in 1984 to increase black
representation in the state House. Incumbent
C.B. Hauser has decided not
to seek re-election.
"He is a candidate worthy of support,"
Johnson said of Clark. "He's
a'personal friend of mine, and if I L
had to vote today, I would vote for I
for Burke, Johnson said he
didn't take advantage of a job he held
in former Gov. James B. Hunt Jr.'s L
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me? The dilemt
st is in the past."
o Democrats are vying in the May 6 prima
:ounty section of northeastern North Caro
f the population is black. The winner faces
n in November.
mario is similar in Winston-Salem's predoi
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Jges have Mid this Is a black di
i voters are the ones who'll put
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rict, where a white Democrat, John D. Clar
t, Logan Burke, face one another in the pi
k Republican, Diana Williams-Henry, wi
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Six of the nine ne
involve unsolved i
By L.A.A. WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer t
Local police are making progress toward
the solution of nine murder cases reopened
as a result of a December departmental
shake-up, said Sgt. M.V. McCoy, head of
the Crimes Against Persons Section,
"We're following tip on fresh leads in
almost all of the cases,*' McCoy said. 4lWe
haven't solved one yet, but we've uncovered
The reopening of the unsolved murder
cases dating back to 1980, six of them involving
black victims, coincided with McCoy's
appointment by Police Chief Joseph
E. Masten, who made the moves following
a city manager's report that criticized the
manner in which a much-publicized murder
The report, released by City Manager
Bryce A. Stuart in November, cited several
deficiencies in the department's handling in
the Deborah B. Sykes case. Mrs. Sykes was
raped and stabbed to death in August 1984*.
Masten reopened the Sykes case, despite
mSSmWiWiat June of 21 -year-old Dar
ry! E. Hunt for Mrs. Sykes' murder.
Hunt, who was sentenced to life imprisonment,
is seeking a new trial.
The other cases were reopened, Masten
said, to assure the public that the department
is committed to quality police protection.
He also increased from six to eight the
number of detectives in the murder investigation
Some black leaders have said that the
high number of unsolved murders involving
black victims shows that the department
does not investigate crimes in the
black community as vigorously as those involving
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'ictor Johnson Jr.: Logan Burke can't fir
Em has split a bl
A Matter Of Timing
B^here 61 The Rev- Robert Hollor
Bmblican from Hertford County, si
ninantly black "It's fine for mc to tell
?1?? and go to school, you can
atriet "But thcn shc 09X1 loo,c
, J everybody there white?* "
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k, and a black percent black. But since IS
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murders of blacks
McCoy would not say whether the new
leads developed indicate a mismanagement
of the office before he got there. He replaced
Sgt. F.E. Mason, who resigned his post
in December but was disciplined in late
February along with Detective J.l.
Daulton, Lt. Jerry K. Raker and Masten as
a result of an internal investigation of the
department's conduct during the Sykes investigation.
Daulton, the chief investigator in the
case, lost his police certificate and was
demoted to a civilian communications job.
"I'm optimistic about solving
some, and not ao optlmlatlc
about othara. It'a a alow
SOT. M.V. McCOY
"I'm trying to improve the oreanization
and controls in murder-case
management,** McCoy said. "We have increased
the supervision, and I take a more
active part to the investigations.*'
He said cases jtfe now assigned to Mm,
whereas before they were assigned to ttie
"They now report to me, ' he said. "I
am responsible for handling the cases.** He
said the department has developed a casemanagement
handbook and training guide
for supervisors and investigators.
Four murders have been committed since
he took over in December, two involving
black victims and two involving white victims,
McCoy said. Arrests have been made
in three of the cases. He said he has spent
much of his time on the recent cases.
The murder of Blanch Ragins Bryson, a
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id a job (photo by James Parker).
nan, a 33-year-old black Baptist minister
lid it is time the district sent a black to
my daughter, 'Look, if you work hard
be a state senator one day/ " Holloman
at the state Senate and say, 'But why is
:ontains three blacks in a state that is 20
>63, most of what is now the 2nd District
arrington, A>7, who also has won support
/e black ministers.
should be in power just because they're
ttse see page A2