I SPORTS In Review
SPECIAL SECTION: Year In Review ■ PEOPLE In Review
Athletes of Year
Quotes, reflections and
(put on your thinking caps!)
a quiz on the events of 1987
^ Man, Woman
^ of the Year
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The Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly
U.S.P.S. No. 067910
Thursday, February 4,1988
50 Pages This Week
Named state's best weekly
From Chronicle Staff Reports
For the fourth consecutive time the Win-
\-Salem Chronicle has been designated the
best weekly newspaper in North Carolina. It has
received this honor for four out of five years.
The Chronicle was announced as the first
place winner in the general excellence category
for weeklies at the North Carolina Press Associa
tion 1988 Newspaper Institute Awards Ceremony.
There were a total of 26 entries in the category.
Judge Johnny Solesbee of The Winder
i^ews commented: "Obviously a newspaper with a
plan because it shows from front to back. Neat,
well-packaged and, I bet, a pure delight for its
readers with each new edition, Definitely an award
Gov. James Martin presented the award at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Brunswick Beacon of Shallotte won
second place for general excellence and the
Davie County Enterprise Record of Mocksville
won third place.
"It was a lough decision on the lop three,"
Slated Solesbee. "They all have their good points
and very few minuses."
The Chronicle also won second place for
appearance and design; a total of 25' entries were
1. The judges commented on the "attractive
teasers at top of front page." They cited good color
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Black firms face
By KEITH WILLIAMS
Special to the Chronicle
Jonathan Jackson, son of Democratic presidential candidate the Rev. Jesse Jackson, speaks on
behalf of his father at Winston-Salem State University where he participated in a student voter
registration drive (photo by Santana).
Two Afro-American businesses have failed to make
payments on city business loans and city officials are now
taking steps to seize collateral used to secure the loans.
The two businesses that have not met the loan
guidelines of the city are Miller the Printer at 549 N. Trade
St. and Pri-Artie Coach Lines, which operates from the F.
Roger Page Business and Technology Center on S. Mar
shall St., said Allen Joines, director of development for the
City of Winston-Salem.
Miller the Printer is owned by James Miller and the
owner of Pri-Artie Coach Lines is Artie Campbell, said
Frieda Williams, the city's economic development coordi
Joines said both companies have not made payments
on their $30,000 loans m more than 120 days and have not
answered city correspondence sent to find out what kinds
of problems they were experiencing.
'We've made efforts to make them aware of the
delinquency," said Joines. "We have offered to meet with
them to look at the problems they might be having...but
nothing has been forthcoming."
According to the city finance office. Miller has not
made his required $594.04 monthly payment since Aug.
19, 1987. Campbell has also not made his monthly pay
ment of $594.04 since Sept. 2,1987.
Campbell's loan was secured with a third mortgage
on his home and second mortgages on two pieces of rental
property^ said Williams. Miller's collateral was various
pieces of equipment that included a camera platemaker,
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Jackson keeps eye on the prize: The White House
THE NATION'S NEWS
Compiled From AP Wire
Max Robinson released
BLUE ISLAND, Ill. - Max
Robinson, the first black to
tnehor a daily network news
^w, has been released from a
hospital in this Chicago suburb
after nearly two months of
Mayor's autopsy sought
CHICAGO - A Chicago television station has
ed a Freedom of Information lawsuit in an attempt
obtain the autopsy report and related medical
Mrds of the late Mayor Harold Washington.
Blacks asked to donate blood
BALTIMORE - The Red Cross and Baltimore
abor unions are teaming up to encourage more
slacks to give blood to counter a trend of propor
tionately fewer blacks than whites making blood
By LAURA KING
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Hours after Martin
Luther King Jr. was cut down by an assass
in's bullet, his young lieutenant, Jesse Jack-
son, appeared in public clad in a shirt
stained, he said, with the blood of the slain
civil rights leader.
Some of King's senior associates were
incensed by what they saw as grandstanding
by a brash upstart. But it was in some ways a
classic Jackson gesture _ to seize the day, to
brandish a symbol, even a bloody one.
Nearly two decades after that April day in
Memphis, Tenn., Jackson has preserved his
penchant for the dramatic. But Jackson, now
running a second time for the Democratic
presidential nomination, is seeking to shed
his image as a divisive force.
"In 1984, there was the perception that he
was running against the party," said press
secretary Frank Watkins, a longtime Jackson
associate. "Now he's reaching out to others."
Jackson entered the 1988 race with polls
putting him well ahead of the pack of
announced Democratic candidates, although
many voters remained undecided.
But he was a front-runner only on paper. He
has made it a point to openly confront the
opinion, stated by some observers, that the
nation is simply not ready to put a black at
the top of a major-party ticket.
"He got a different kind of coverage (in
1984) because he was black. ... A candidate
that is black is thought not to be able to win,"
political analyst C. Anthony Broh of
Princeton University said.
But this is not the first time he has set out to
defy the odds. Jesse Louis Jackson was
born Oct. 8, 1941, out of wedlock in
Greenville, S.C. His was a childhood of the
segregated South _ riding in the back of the
bus, drinking from separate drinking foun
tains, selling soft drinks in the whites-only
Some friends and associates have said one
familiar Jackson rallying cry _ "I am some
body!" with a crowd shouting it back,
revival-style _ grew out of those times.
But his youth held its successes, too. He
was a natural athlete, a bright student who
went on to college at North Carolina A&T
and then to the Chicago Theological Semi
He has never held public office. But he has
met with Mikhail Gorbachev and Fidel
Castro, traveled to Central America and
southern Africa, scored diplomatic coups
such as bringing a captured American flyer
home from Syria in 1984.
He ran the economic arm of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference and later,
as head of the Chicago-based civil rights
group PUSH, used black economic buying
power to do battle with major corporations
Eyeing The Prize
The cornerstone of Jackson's 1988 campaign is a call for econom
ic justice (photo by James Parker)
ly to do things no other candidate is
doing. Last year, for example, he
offered to help mediate the Nation
al Football League strike.
But in many ways he is running a
over hiring practices.
Jackson and Gary Hart are the
only Democrats in the race to have
run for president before. And Jack-
son is using what he learned the
last dme around. He is still like-
Indian leaders: Hostage-taker
serious, articulate, intelligent
Lumberton (AP)- People who know one of the
fnen charged with taking hostages at Lumberton s
daily newspaper say he is a serious, articulate man
upset about the way Indians and blacks are treated in
Eddie Hatcher, .30, is a member of the Tuscarora
Tribe, a group that distinguishes itself from the Lum-
bees. a 70,000-member tribe concentrated in Robeson
County. It is the largest tribe east of the Mississippi
Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs, 19, both of Pembroke,
’^ere charged Monday with federal hostage-taking and
violauon of the federal Firearms Act for possession of
sawed-off shotguns, said FBI agent Paul Daly. They
'''ere scheduled for a hearing today.
Robeson County is one-lhirtftndian, one-third blac
und one-third white. But like many county residents
>0 recent years, Hatcher and his partner Timothy
lacobs were angry about what they saw as a white-
eontrolled power structure.
The leader of the Tuscarora Tribe told the News and
Observer of Raleigh Monday that Hatcher, who also
identified himself as Eddie Clark, was a straight-A
student at Pembroke State, traditionally an Indian
school, and had talked about becoming a lawyer.
Brawlcigh Graham, whose tribal title is Chief Young
Bear, said "He seemed to be a very articulate, intelli
gent fellow. He just didn't condone things that went
on in the county: the killings, the murders related to
Graham said Hatcher had told him Sunday about
some information he had about the county sheriffs
Blacks and Indians have been criticizing the Robe
son County criminal justice system since November
1986, when a Lumbee Indian was fatally shot by
Kevin Stone, a sheriffs deputy and the son of Sheriff
Cummings was unarmed, and his family said his
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QUOTABLE; "One reason
there is no minority is that there
is no majority. And the term
"minority" itself diverts our
attention from America's true
ethnic heritage.... In a pluralistic
society, it Is suicidal for
Africanized Americans to think
like a minority." PAGE A4
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Bus contract dispute over
By ROBIN BARKSDALE
Chronicle Staff Writer
After eight hours spent in fed
eral mediation, the Winston-Salem
Transit Authority and the Transport
Workers Union Local #248 have
reached an agreement which
appears to. have averted a strike by
the company's drivers and mainte
Contract negotiations between
the two parlies had been stalemat
ed over the issue of a drug screen
ing program since the union's orig
inal contract expired last Novem
ber. James Ritchey, the authority's
general manager, wanted to have
the drug screening program written
into the union workers' contract.
However, union officials protested
the stipulation on the grounds that
having any type of screening pro
gram written into the union's con
tract may subject its members to
random drug tests. The union,
which said it had no problems with
the screening program itself,
pushed to have the program written
into company policy rather than
into the union contract.
Mediation ended Tuesday
evening when Ritchey and the
authority agreed to the union's
request to place the drug screening
program into the company's offi
cial rules and regulations.
"Ritchey agreed to implement
the program into the rules and poli
cies," said James B. Dunlap, presi
dent of the local union. "We're now
on good terms again.”
Dunlap said the current com
promise suggests that union mem
bers agree to have annual physical
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