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The Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly
I.XIV, No. 20
U.S.P.S. No. 067910
Thursday, January 7,1987
26 Pages This Week
flazie Woodruff denies alliance with Gerald Long
ironicle Managing Editor
Gerald H. Long says that he
i Mazie Woodruff are running as
team for iwo of the three seals up
re-election on the Forsyth
lunly Board of Commissioners.
iKxlruff vehemently denies this.
Long, chairman of R.J.
jynolds Tobacco, USA and a
jinber of the board of directors of
R Nabisco, Inc., filed Monday as
rji unaffiliated candidate for the
ifsylh County Board of Commis-
oners. He announced to the
ironicle on Tuesday that he and
xxiruff. a former Forsyth County
Commissioner who also filed on
Monday, would be supporting each
other in the election.
"I've been successful in talk
ing Mazie into running," said Long.
"I've been talking with her for
about two weeks now. Mazie and I
are essentially a team,"
Woodruff denied the
alliance, saying, "Mazie doesn't run
as a team, Mazie runs as Mazie."
She acknowledged that Long was
"one of the people" who helped to
convince her to run for the seat.
She said she filed because many
people called her and 'begged” her
- She said this was not the
first time a political candidate had
candidates have tried to say they
were working with me," said
' mil' I iii'i'
essentially a team.''
— Cn'f aid long
doesn't run as
Ma:i( funs as
— Mii’u Woodruff:
used her name for credibility in the
Afro-American community. "Other
Wbodruff. ”We all know what that's
Long said he told Woodruff
he would give her financial support
and see to it that she got a signifi
cant amount of the white vote.
Woodruff confirmed Long’s
offer of financial assistance and
while votes. "I need all the support
I can get," she said. "Of course I
will need the support of all of
Forsyth county." She said, however,
that Long offered his support and
that they discussed his assistance to
her before she knew he would run
for the office himself.
Long said that Woodruff told
him she fell that he could deliver
all of West Forsyth County for her
THE NATION'S NEWS
Compiled From AP Wire
Robinson in critical condition
CHICAGO — Max Robinson, the first black
Khorman on a daily national network news pro
am, remained in critical condition with an undis
osed ailment almost
month after being
milted to a subur-
Robinson was one
lews Tonight" for
ecoming an anchor-
lan on WMAQ-TV,
on in Chicago.
In June 1985, after
torn newscasts, he
hecked himself into a Cleveland hospital.
I'MAQ-TV said at the time he was suffering from
emotional and physical exhaustion."
Shortly after that, he took a paid leave of absence
nd underwent treatment for depression and alco-
ol abuse, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Black radio pioneer dies
KANSAS CfTY, Mo. - Andrew R. "Skip" Carter,
"iviier ot the nation's first black-owned and operated
ilio station, died Saturday in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
ospital at the age of 68.
Caner owned KPRS-FM, an urban contemporary
rmat radio station, and KPRT-AM, a gospel and jazz
rmat station in Kansas City, for 35 years.
He and Edward H. Pate went on the air with the sta-
on in Kansas City in 1952. CarK i and his wife, Mil-
cd. bought the majority stock in the station in 1969.
Also in 1969, Carter became the first black to serve
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and perhaps Kerncrsville.
Woodruff said she never held such
a discussion with Long and that
she never discussed them working
together as a team.
Long has been soliciting
support for his campaign from
local Afro-American community
leaders. He said that Ben Ruffin,
director of corporate affairs pro
grams atRJR Nabisco Inc., was his
primary supporter and that Ruffin
would be contacting local Afro-
American ministers to arrange a
meeting between them and Long.
"I plan to sit down with the
ministers and other groups to find
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Simmons seeks office
By ANGELA WRIGHT
Chronicie Managing Editor
These youngsters came out prepared for the Twin City's recent wave of bone-chilling
weather and were occupied with other concerns as they visited the downtown area.
Pictured, from left, are Samuel Lytle, Michael Shepard and Antonio Gwyn (photo by
Ann Simmons, Wachovia Bank service representative, said Monday
she would seek election to one of the three
seats up for re-election on the County
Board of Commissioners. She said that her
intentions have been known for about
seven months and that she would soon file.
The filing period began Monday.
"I ant the candidate to bring
assertiveness to the board. I won't sit back
and be passive," said Simmons. "I would
shed a lot of light in the community about
what's going on with the board."
Simmons said her platform would
cover a wide variety of issues, including
police and fire protection and crime pre
vention. She said she would also focus on
the problems of drug abuse.
"Drug abuse is a problem among
the young, the old, the rich and the poor," Simmons
said Simmons, who said also that she was concerned with economic
growth problems and the level of unemployment.
Simmons also cited the "preservation of human resources and the
stabilization of tax increases" as issues on which she would focus. • •
One other Afro-American, former commissioner Mazie Woodruff,
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Family claims racial harassment by neighbor
By ROBIN BARKSDALE
Chronicle Staff Writer
The Eugene Campbell family
claims that for the last three years they
have virtually been held hostage in
their Home by their white next-door
neighbor, Charles McHone.
The Campbells, who live at 220
Huff Circle, allege that McHone has
harassed them and damaged their home
and property periodically for the past
three years. McHone's attacks, the
Campbells said, usually are accompa
nied by racial slurs and obscenities.
Arlene Campbell said she has not been
able to sleep at night since the prob
"I can’t get a good night's rest
because I don't know what he's going to
do next," said Mrs. Campbell. "I would
just like one night's sleep."
McHone, who lives in the racially-
integrated neighborhood at Huff Circle,
could not be reached for comment.
The Campbells, who feel the
attacks are racially motivated, are
accusing McHone of throwing a metal
object through the front door of their
home in the early morning hours of
Dec. 11. The Campbells reported the
incident to the sheriffs department and
provided information on previous
discrimination suit settled
[Jhe Associated Press
RALEIGH -An Onslow County
’"'ing company has reached an
^ii-of-court settlement in a raee-
sctiminaiion suit that the U.S.
''emmcni filed in 1986.
Tile company, Pepsi-Cola Bot-
^8 Co. of Jacksonville, did not
^'Bit any discrimination but
Ifced to get outside training in
techniques and provide the
”^crnnieni with periodic reports
he settlement was reached in
December and was signed
hy U.S. District Judge W. Earl
John B. Meuscr, trial attor-
^onhe U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, told the
News and Observer of Raleigh.
The EEOC filed the suit in
September 1986 after blacks work
ing for the company complained
that the parking lot was segregated
by race and that black employees
were not allowed into the main
office without a white escort. The
EEOC claimed in its suit that in the
company’s 22 years of opferaiion, it
had hired only whites as drivers.
The company denied this.
The settlement was confidential,
but Meuser outlined the general
terms as follows:
_ The company agreed to pay
back wages to several employees
that the EEOC said should have
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QUOTABLE: "The beginning of
a new year is an occasion for
fresh hope and for recommitting
ourselves to agendas for the
next 12 months."
they would have to witness the culprit
committing the crime in order to bring
charges. The Campbells said that the
sheriff's department confiscated the
metal object, but that they have heard
nothing else in reference to the inci
Major E.D. Alston, of the Forsyth
County Sheriffs Department said that
the metal object was examined for fin
gerprints but produced no evidence to
link the object to any one person. He
said the investigation is "continuing but
has produced no other leads."
The Campbells also have accused
McHone of damaging the wheels of
their 1988 pickup truck. The Campbells
took out a warrant against McHonc for
breaking the window of the truck on
Dec. 27. The warrant stales that mem
bers of the sheriffs department ques
tioned McHone about the incident.
McHone was contacted and stated
he broke out the window because
someone shot his window out in his
house a couple of months ago," the
Mrs. Campbell said that no mem
ber of her family was responsible for
causing damage to any of McHone’s
"1 don't know who broke his win-
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Police focus on drugs in East Winston
By KEITH WILLIAMS
Special to the Chronicle
The line of cars start forming
sun sets, sev
drugs will be
sold to pass
by groups of
traffic passing the drugs through
Small: "If nobody
buys drugs from
roiled down car windows.
\Nfelcome to the Liberty East
Redevelopment Area. This area -
bounded by Liberty Street, 18th
Street, Jackson Avenue and 25ih
Street -- has become a haven for
drug pushers, who peddle marijua
na, cocaine and heroin. Crack, a
highly potent derivative of cocaine,
has also found its way to this East
While the area is well-known
to the city's drug users, it also has
caught the eye of the Winston-
Salem police department, aldermen
According to Winston-Salem
police department statistics, about
one-fourth of the drug arrests made
in the city during the last four years
have occurred there. From January
1983 to June 1987, 980 of the
police department's 4,989 drug
arrests have been made in the Lib
erty East Redevelopment Area.
Police department officials say
that drugs are sold in all parts of
the city, but no other areas have
dealers who are so visible in a sin
"I don't know why, but for
some reason it's more visible
there,” said Capt. E.L. Moreau of
the Winston-Salem police depart
ment's special investigation divi
sion. "In that community, they're
more visible with it"
Moreau said the police depart
ment constantly has undercover
officers and informants working in
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