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VOL. XVIII, NO. 25
city to keep
Gray offered |>1 ,500
for the $5,000 she
turned over to police
By SAMANTHA McKENZIE
Chrortcte Staff Writer
Assistant City Manager Alexander Beaty said city
attorneys are scheduled to meet next week to reconsider
the $1,500 settlement offered to Jacqueline Loraine
Gray and he doesn't know whether or not the original
agreement will stand. Vivian Burke, pubiicjafety com
mittee chairman, said the city should be embarassed to
take the settlement back and should keep its commit
ment to Gray.
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"In one year ... we
picked up 1, 790 voters in
1990 The Democrats
picked up 250."
- Charles Wallschleger
Forsyth County Republican party chairman
By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronicle Staff Writer
The Democrats are losing Southern ground.
North Carolina and Forsyth County are following a
national trend that is highly disturbing to the
Democratic party: a great number of new voters are
registering to vote as Republicans.
More people are demonstrating their distaste
for either party by registering as unaffiliated.
Even some African- Americans, the one group
the Democratic party thought it could always count
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Democratic voters on the decline
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Attorneys design community 'Master Plan'
Community development plan
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By SAMANTHA McKENZIE
Chronkde Staff Writer
Hidden away on the sixth floor of
the NCNB Plaza building you'll find the
one-month old Davis & Banks Law Part
nership office, where telephones can be
heard ringing off the hook, secretaries
taking messages, hurriedly transferring
calls to each respective office.
But when the vigorous activities of
the day subside, attorneys Phil Banks,
Gregg Davis and Debra Jessup really go
Behind closed doors their objectives
as lawyers take on a much bigger pic
Their goal is to see black-owned
businesses, factories, manufacturers and
stores flourish in Winston-Salem.
How does one go about opening a
grocery store or maybe even a tennis
shoe factory? According to Banks, the
first step is having the idea or the skill.
Secondly, to get "sound legal advice."
Too often, Davis said, small busi
nesses start off with a small budget and
<r are unable to spend the money they have
on sound legal advice. Lacking this
advice, the store or the company often
go out of business.
The attorneys' aftiter plan, however,
is designed to put an end to that.
"What we want to do is to find
clients who want jo achieve something,
like opening a business, whatever the
business will be, and provide them with
free legal counseling," he said.
"If we provide them with free coun
seling, businesses will be able to get off
to a good start Our feeling is that we
would be planting a seed," Davis said.
The firm is offering free legal coun
seling to anyone interested in developing
a black-owned business, factory, etc. The
counseling, they say, will hopefully pro
vide black entreprenuers who are just
starting out, the foundation needed to
keep their business alive and, in turn,
build our communities.
"We need to do more than sell
things. We need to start manufacturing.
All you have to do is think about the
things that we buy and use. We buy a lot
of tennis shoes, jogging suits, t-shirts
and women buy a lot of jewelry," he
"We already know the things we
buy, so I know if I manufacture these
things they will sell," he added.
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Attorneys Phil Banks, Dsbra Jsssup, and Qrsgg Davis of ths nswty opsnsd
Davis & Banks Law Partnership offer frss lagal counsallng for psopls Inter
ested In establishing black businesses In ths East Winston community.
Step three, Banks said, is, the com
munity "must" commit to supporting the
black businesses. That includes, shop
ping at black-owned grocery stores,
banking at black-owned banks, buying
clothing from black-owned stores that
get their inventory from black manufac
"There are some people who already
know how to make tennis shoes," and
many other items that blacks consume,
Banks said, who has spent most of his
years as a lawyer working with business
and patent cases.
Tm just waiting for them to come
forward," he added. ?*
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Marcel latta Orange, axacuttva director of the Wlnaton Laka YMCA (far I aft), talka
with David tffnton (2nd left), chairman of tha Partnar with Youth campaign; Thomaa
Qavln (centar), chairman of tha Winston Laka Board of Managara; Vivian TUrnar
(right), dlviaion managar; and Larry Butlar (far right), division managar; during tha
kick off of tha campaign Monday, Fab. 17.
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Winston Lake Y kicks
off 'Partner with Youth'
By YVETTE N. FREEMAN
Community Newt Editor
The Winston Lake Family
YMCA kicked off its annual Partner
With Youth Campaign Monday,
The campaign raises money to
help pay for recreational activities,
preschool, daycamp, afterschool
and learn-to-swim programs, YBA
and membership for youth and fam
ilies who are unable to afford the
The campaign is a sustaining
campaign. It's a fundraiser to raise
money to provide scholarships that
we give out during the year," said
David Hinton, chairman of the Part
ner With Youth campaign.
^During 1991, the Winston Lake
Family YMCA gave out $39,000 in
scholarships to youth who normally
would not have been able to afford
the YMCA fees.
"Each year, we have to make
sure that we have adequate funds
available so that we don't deny any
one the use of services provided
because they cannot afford to pay,"
This year's campaign goal is to
raise $50,000, and although indi
viduals over the past year, have
been tightening their budgets
because of the current economy,
Hinton expects that the goal will be
"I think well do extremely wejl
this year even though there is a
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