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Vol. XIII, No. 52
"Can we win? t
gets the most vo
? The Rev. Jesse
Unofficial i
is 'explod
By-MARDELL GRIFFIN
Cncontcie stan writer ~
Although the Rev. Jesse J;
officially announced that he is runn
he sounded like a committed camp
fund-raising luncheon in the Triad 1
said if the convention (Democratic)
I would win."
"We are not just exploring the
are exploding the candidacy," the 1
runner said to a group of suppor
lunch and check-writing at Greens
"The interest is just exploding."
In remarks made earlier at his i
Carolina A&T State University, Jac
not back ap independent candidate i
fails to win the Democratic nomirc
not rule out accepting a vice preside
"It seems to me that there a
larlrcnn tnlH th#? Chmnirl0 "i
nomination. And B - if not wir
Democratic nominee to insure that
? tomesident^
Jackson had previously stated 1
loyal to the Democrats if his atten
"I remain available to serve
asked if he would accept a vi
nomination if he lost his try for
nomination.
During the luncheon, Jackson
who say he is currently the leader <
presidential hopeful pack solely tx
highest name recognition on the lis
left the race. He had no "name recc
was born in Greenville, S.C., and "J
Ranntopcl
By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
A Greensboro man is e
recommended as the city's next
director when the Human Relati
meets Thursday.
A member of^the commiss
committee confirmed reports 1
committee will recommend that Ei
director of Minority Affairs for I
Governor, be named human relation:
The commission is expected to
5:30 p.m.
The member, who did not want
that Rann, 35, will be the only nam<
would receive a starting salary ofi
for the human relations position.
VA: Racism
By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronide Staff Writer
Alleged racial discrimination
charges against the Veterans
Administration made by a World
War II veteran are not true, a VA
official says.
"We don't award benefits based
on race nor do we deny them," said
Mike Hampton, veteran services
officer in the VA's regional office ir
Winston-Salem. "We have
approximately 600,000 veterans ir
North Carolina. The only way tc
say we're prejudiced is to say tha
we're prejudiced in favor of al
veterans."
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In a letter to the Chronicle,
veteran Borkin Malachi of E. Ninth
St. in Winston-Salem says thai
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Jackson
run
M,y
ackson has not I
ing for president,
aign stumper at a ^ j
ast week. And he
was "held today,
candidacy -- we I
Democratic front- I
ters gathered for I
boro's City Club.
dma mater, North kson
said he will During his rt
for president if he tables for un
ation. And he did
ntial nomination. just die stepso
re two options,^ He comp
\ -- to win the poils^aftcr f
i, to support the following Jot
person's election Richard Nixo
"I was n
hat he would stay have a tower
ipt to become the ncxl *n l*ne
Jackson
he said when luncheon wh<
ice presidential ^T. "If I car
the presidential an<* be i
and be the pre
scoffed at people ^en ^ou can
)f the Democratic ' y?u want 10 1
;cause he has the ^ no more c
it since Gary Hart The City
ignition" when he the A &T stu<
fesse Jackson was and applause.
loice to repl
"We enc
' felt strongly
xpected to be City off
human relations *clcc*,?" Pr0
ons Commission Alexanc
administratic
lion's personnel Hc wou,d n
uesday that the "arrowed do
nery L. Rann III, "e d'd
the Office of the may^ sc]cc
S director. Thc c,t:
tu a . director sine
meet Thursday at
director, wa
to be named, said su s^''uem y
s recommended to . .. a"n' v
|]y earns $29,304, declined to e
$30,472 if chosen As lhc s
claim untrue
although he has no witnesst
besides himself, he believes th
the Winston-Salem VA offic
1 practices discrimination.
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I "Many white veterans rcceh
benefits that are denied black vc
i
that are rated under the^sarr
etohic " rvVii iiiritoc in tHn !/> /
OU41UO, ITiOiUVI I I TTI UV/.l 111 UIV 1 v llV
I "White non-scrvice connected vc
I receive all the medical attcntic
> and medications they need, whi
i black non-service connected ve
' spend all their allowance c
1 doctors' bills, medicine and (the
> damn near starve the rest of tl
t month."
Malachi says he is 63 an
receives benefits from the VA bi
has no other income. He also stat<
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3cent visit to the Triad, the Rev. Jess
registered A&T students following his o
n ol a janitor," he replied,
arcd his rise to the top of the popularity
iart's departure to Lyndon Johnson
in Kennedy and Gerald Ford following
n as presidents.
cxt in line," he said. "They don't just
/ and pick out someone's name. 1 was?
quoted remarks he made prior to the
in he spoke to entering freshmen at A
i be president of the student body at
he front runner of the Democratic Party
isident of the United States of America,
do what you want to do, and be what
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xcuscs about what you can be."
Club audience responded the same way
jents did to the statement -- with cheers
ace Aldridge
led up with a very top candidate that we
about," the member said.
icials, however, are saying little about the
cess.
Icr R. Bcaty, assistant city manager for
>n, said only that the search is continuing,
ot say whether the selection had been
wn to finalists. ?
say that a new human relations director
ted before the end of this month.
y has been without a human relations
:c Herman L. Aldridge, the city's first
s suspended without pay in April and
fired in May.
vhen contacted at his Raleigh office,
ommcnt. ? -
state's director of minority affairs, Rann
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>e Jackson points the way to voter
rientation speech (photo by James I
"Can we win?" he asked laugli
gels the most voles wins. Yes!"
He reminded the audience thi
issue of the danger "of corporatio
purging workers and submerging ou
years ago. At the time he was answ
like "corporate ficcdum" which
replaced with "corporate responsibili
And, four years ago, he was ca
leading a "free South Africa" mov
movement is "main stream," he adde
Whilp. hie ciinnr\rt*?rc atr* lnn/^h
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his campaign platform.
Calling for a tie-in between 1
human rights, he said "slave lal
countries is repressing labor and un
in the U.S. and must be stopped.-li
the playing field even."
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Emery Rann III
N.C. minoril
By The Associated Press '
RALEIGH (AP) - Women and
blacks were key players in a broad
range of issues during the 1987
Legislature, instead of just matters
traditionally viewed as " minority
issues," lawmakers say.
Having gained seniority and
experience, many female and
black legislators wielded influence
in areas such as the budget where
white males long have dominated.
Women are still addressing
social and education issues, but we
arc also becoming more involved
in the budget areas," said Sen.
Wanda Hunt, D-Moore, who
sponsored a successful bill to let
women charge their estranged
husbands with rape.
Rep. Dan Blue, D-Wake, head of
ihool Now
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I_COVER S
ABC
booi
rlri i
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4 Chronicle Staff Write
Area substani
from profits gene
stores in Winston
aldermen Mond
representatives oi
organizations.
The board u
granting at least 3
profits for division
The original r
ABC profits for th
Alderman Larry V
and said it was a '
amount of the mea
registration This is the f
Parker). money for use in
treatment program
ling. "Whoever John Shields,
"We have never r<
n he raised the *4 this is a fine start"
ns merging and Step One In
r economy" four $75,000-plus ABC
ered with words for use the Ah
have now been (AKCA) and the
ty;" he said. Forsyth-Stokes
lied a radical for Program,
p.mnnt Nnu/ thp
j" West Ward
Jackson outlined suggested allocal
board profits plu
nknf nnA which were not a
. in f'^n 10 5100,000. The
oOr in foreign , .
dercutting prices reso ul,on
;'s called making Originally, A
staff while this y
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50 percent go to m
City loans \
By CHERYL WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
Nearly 50 percent of the 13
loans given to small businesses
under the city's two-year-old"
revolving loan program have gone
to African-American businesses.
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The fact that the program was
able to help 13 businesses is a good
sign, said Frieda G. Williams, the
city's economic development
coordinator.
" The program -has been very
effective," Ms. Williams said.
t"We've
been able to have some
ty legislators
the Black Legislative Caucus, said
the 1987 session saw "the
emergence of blacks as a returning
phenomenon in developing
seniority," noting that 11
committees had black chairmen.
They were "able to influence it
(legislation) in ways that ensure
it's fair," Blue said.
Ms. Hunt, meanwhile, cited Sen.
Helen Marvin, D-Gaston, who
chairs the Justice and Public Safety
/appropriations suDcommittee;
Sen. Mary Seymour, D-Guilford,
who chairs the ABC Committee;
and Sen. Lura Tally, DCumberland,
chairman of the
Natural Resources and Wildlife
Committee.
"It shows we are addressing
diversified issues," said Ms. Hunt,
who spearheaded a lobbying effort
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TORY
; profits
st three
I programs
RIFFHM
r
re abuse, agencies will receive funds
crated by Alcohol Beverage Control
Salem following a move by the city
ay night, that obviously pleased
f the drug prevention and treatment
nanimously approved a resolution
*75,000 and up 100,000 of ABC
i between three local agencies,
esolution called for a $75,000 slice of
e drug programs. But Southeast Ward
I. Womble called the amount "paltry"
'sin and a shame" not to up the dollar
sure to $100,000.
irst time the city has appropriated
drug rehabilitation, prevention and
s administered by the three agencies,
executive director of Step One, said,
jceived any support from the city, so
i
c. is allocated 20 percent of the
! funding. Another 20 percent is slated
:ohol Residential Care Authority Inc.
Mental Health Substance Abuse
Alderman Robert S. Northington
i +ne aaa _e n/s
uug uic supuiaicu ui ad^
s any other profits above that mark
lready set aside for other city uses up
board approved Northington's altered
?C board members approached city
ear's city budget was being prepared
lease see page A13
linorities
ielp 13 firms
additional growth in the downtown
area. Some businesses have been
able to hire more than three
employees, and that's good."
And fostering downtown
growth was the intent in
establishing the program. "Part of
the city's emphasis was to stimulate
revitalization in the downtown
area," she said.
Since the program began in
1985, it has loaned about $400,000,
she said. The six African-American
"businesses who have received
Please see page A13
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> wield clout
to enact her marital-rape bill.
After thfe measure passed the
Senate, it floundered in the House.
But in a rare show of unanimity, all
20 women representatives _ who
represent a broad ideological
spectrum _ signed a letter
distributed to each male
representative urging support for
the bill. It then passed easily.
The bill did not change the state
law that prohibits spouses living
together from charging each other
with rape. Instead, it allows
spouses living apart, whether or
not the separation is official, to
file rape charges.
Previously, a husband could not
be prosecuted for rape or any
other sexual crime involving his
wife unless their separation had
been agreed to in writing or was
ordered by the court
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