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Thursday, June 29, 1989
Winston-Salem Chronicle
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VOL. XV, No. 44
Feds: Mon^y laundering focus of searches
By ROOSEVELT WILSON
Chronicle Staff Writer
Although guns and drugs
grabbed most of the attention, the
major emphasis of last Thursday's
coordinated searches of two Win
ston-Salem men - one a member
of the Winston-Salem Sports
Commission ? their homes, busi
nesses and automobiles was on
records in an effort to uncover a
suspected money laundering oper
ation, according to the FBI.
The search warrants, issued
by U.S. Magistrate Paul Trevor
Sharp in Greensboro, gave the
agents sweeping authority to seize
weapons and virtually anything
that could be considered related to
drugs or money laundering, and
"any other evidence found which
would aid in determining the cor
rect income and expenses of Ben
jamin S. Peay, Linda M. Peay and
Johnny X. Williamson, for the
years 1986, through and including
the present."
The FBI, IRS, Department of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the
State Bureau of Investigation and
the Winston-Salem Police Depart
ment had 18 warrants and only
three -- for the searches of the per
son of Benjamin Shabazz Peay, Mr.
Peay's residence at 2325 Ansonia
St., and a house owned by
Mahogany Enterprise, 1120 E. 21st
St. - were specifically targeted for
the seizure of contraband (drugs).
"I think you could say our
emphasis was on records since
only three of the warrants includ
ed contraband/' said Dan Wozni
ak, head of the FBI office in
Greensboro.
Another three of the warrants,
all for searches of automobiles,
had the notation, "Not served,
nothing seized." An IRS official
said the warrants probably were
not served because either the
vehicles could not be found or the
agents decided that the searches
were no longer necessary." Agents
found weapons and what they
believe to be contraband during
the searches, but they found none
in their searches of Mr.
Williamson, a member of the
Winston-Salem Sports Commis
sion, and his properties.
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Who Wh it Was Searched
Foflowtnois t list of ihe canons olacaa and Drooeries
searched tw federal state and local aoents
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Individuals: Benjamin Shabazz Peay, Johnny X
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ResMeneee: Mt Peay"*, 2325 Ansonia Si; M t
Wiatnaotfs, 22$ North Si, Rui Ha*.
Prcpert jr. Property of Mahogany Enterprise, 1120 E. 21st
Businesses: Club Aladdin, Aladdin Steak ft Take,
Mahogany TV Broadcasting, 601 N. liberty Si; fttahogany
Enterprise, 4615 Baa Mountain ftatd; Big "W Manage
msnt Service, Ford Promdona, 2301 N. Cherry Si; Big
"W Restaurant and Seafood, 2719 Farmal Drive
Automobiles: 1978 SHvsr four-door Meroadst Benz 3000,
1962 black tour-door Mercades Benz 360 SE. registered to
Mahogany Enterprise; 1965 silver Cadillac Limousine reg
istered to Cki> Aladdin; dark blue four-door Mercedes
Benz 280 SEL, registered to Joseph Meacham but operat
ed by Johnny X. WlBamson,
Weapon . Seized
Following la a Hat d gum mM during tfesetnh
of the hom? of Benjamin Shafatzz Pttjfc 2325
Ansonia Si, and Mahogany Enterprise, 461S .
Baux Mtn. Road:
From toftey Home: .2?catoer riflt, .32-ciWir
revolver, 30.06-eafcer rifle wfth scope, 12-gaupo S
shotgun, Uzi, 9mm pteo) with loaded dip,
toer automatic snub nosed revolver.
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five magazinea, 46-calter pfctot, C2 7.6&<altbm
pistol, combination 22-calber rifle over .410- '
gauge shotgun, 12-gauge sawed -off shotgun, 22
caliber rifle, .410-gaugB shotgun, ifrgauga shot- ? _
gun, 20-gauge shotgun.
Source: Federal search warrants
City challenged
on convention
catering pacts
By TONYA V. SMITH
Chronicle Staff Writer
Should the city continue to operate a $1 million
concession business in the new coliseum or should pri
vate business people -- particularly Afro-Americans
and women - be given an opportunity to own a piece
of the pie?
Those questions arose Tuesday during a
Minority /Women Business Enterprise Advisory Com
mittee meeting as members and Assistant Cit? Manager
Tom Fredericks reviewed convention center and colise
um catering.
Since the Board of Aldermen approved entering into
a five-year contract with Convention Caterers a little
over a year ago, M/WBE firms have criticized the city,
saying their companies aren't allowed to provide food
and beverage catering services to customers of the
M.C. Benton Convention Center.
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' Fun Yet ?
Photo by Mike Cunningham
Tammy Morrison and her 1 -year-old cousin Thomas Hunter enjoy a cool and relaxing
swim at Reynolds Park Pool to escape the recent high temperatures.
Patterson Ave.
bank building
donated to city
From Chronicle Staff Reports
A multi-purpose neighborhood service center will
be housed in the soon-to-be-closed Patterson Avenue
branch of Wachovia Bank & Trust, Isaiah Tidwell, the
bank's city executive, announced Wednesday. ..
Wachovia plans to donate the building, which will
close Friday, located at 2305 N. Patterson Ave. to the
city which has decided to make it a neighborhood cen
ter, said City Manager Bryce A. Stuart
Formal acceptance of the building must be
approved by the Board of Aldermen, however, the
board has encouraged city staff to pursue development
of plans for its consideration in accepting the structure,
Mr. Stuart said. In addition, he said, the board has
asked for detailed plans of the proposedcenter.
opportunity for establishing a new type of facility to
help bring services and access to government closer to
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Training program- builds skills, places workers
By TONYA V.SMITH
Chronicle Staff Writer
In the seven years since the Job
Training Partnership Act was birthed
out of the federal legislative womb,
thousands of underprivileged persons
have been given a chance in a work
force from which they otherwise may
have been indefinitely excluded.
Though it has suffered severe
budget cuts under the Ronald Reagan
Administration, JTPA is still one of
the leaders in providing training and
job-search assistance to youth and
adult residents, said Walter W.
Farabee, director of the city's Work
force Development Department.
Helping the disadvantaged is a JTPA
mandate, he said.
"The disadvantaged could be
those citizens who are suffering from
chronic unemployment or some who
have finished at some educational
institution but can't find work," Mr. the clothes on their children's backs,
Farabee explained. "There is a new Mr. Farabee continued, these people
horizon of individuals who need our need to enter the workforce but often
help: those early retirees who find need our kind of help."
JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT
they need to supplement their income
and seek to re-enter the workforce;
displaced homemakers who see it's
more in line for them to help the
major wage earner and they may
need some training or refreshing to
do this; then there are individuals
who are laid off."
In addition, there are those moth
ers who find themselves responsible
for putting the bread on the table and
JTPA funds locally operated pro
grams for city and county residents.
Those skill-building and job-finding
programs are planned by the Private
Industry Council (PIC) and adminis
tered by the City's Workforce Devel
opment Department, formerly
Human Services.
"The Winston-Salem JTPA pro
gram sees new challenges that it
needs to meet, therefore, we changed
the name of the department from
Human Services to Workforce Devel
opment possibly giving us a broader
emphasis on what we can do and
should be doing in the community,"
Mr. Farabee explained "If that means
nothing but being a smiling face and
a source of comfort to someone who
was just laid off, or helping that per
son get retrained, our mission is to
make a difference in that individual's
life."
^Uie programs function and work
with the help of various public, pri
vate and non-profit organizations in
the community, Mr. Farabee said.
And since most of the available jobs
will be in the private sector, the PIC
offers JTPA guidance and advice on
the kinds of training programs to
offer. PIC is composed of representa
tives from the public sector and com
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Construction Clerk * Production Other (Pubic Service)
ESC Placement Greatest in These Careers
Agency eases the search
By TONYA V. SMITH
Chronicle Staff Writer
Of late, the majority of people placed in jobs through the local Employ- ,
ment Security Commission have been white construction workers, aged 22
39, with at least a high school diploma or G.E.D.
However, the above profile doesn't begin to include the more than 5,000
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Local, national experts say middle schools concept not working
By TONYA V. SMITH
Chronicle Staff Writer
One of the most controversial structural develop
ments in secondary education today is the middle
school - that structure which houses students aged
10 to 15 who are going through what many consider
a very difficult period of life, adolescence.
The middle school movement took off in the late
1960s and early 1970s. Its evolution occurred at a
time when educators were concluding that junior
highs would never be successful at easing the transi
& ~ . w
tion from childhood to adolescence. In addition,
enrollments in grades K through 12 were dropping*
giving administrators an opportunity to regroup stu
dents in new ways.
The middle school conglomeration was advocated
as an alternative to junior highs, about which "critics
said far too many featured departmentalized instruc
tion, interscholastic athletics, and other trappings of
senior highs," said Nancy R. Needham in "Which of
These Kids is a Seventh Grader?" an article appear
ing in the December 1985 edition of NEA Today, a
publication of the National Education Association.
"And some, with more than 1,000 students, were big,
impersonal places - hardly comfy climates for timid
seventh-graders groping their way toward teendom."
By 1984, middle school advocates had won a
great deal of the war with more schools in the coun
try serving grades 6,7, and 8 (3,800) than grades 7,8,
and 9 (3,200).
Five years later, education experts say most of the
present middle schools exist in name only and don't
really meet the goals that substantiate their existence.
Such has been the conversation about and criticism
of the 14 middle schools in the Winston
Salem/Forsyth County system.
"We have somewhat of a negative image and rep
utation," said Superintendent Larry D. Coble of the
system's middle schools. We have a lack of consis
tency in instruction, delivery and grouping. . . . Our
middle school program does more closely resemble a
junior high school program than a middle school pro
gram."
Many say that is because the program was hastily
implemented into the city-county system three years
ago. Friday, Jane E. Houser, director for instructional
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