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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1992
75 COfltS "The Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly"
VOL. XVIII, No. 28
Weakened the '65
Civil Rights Act '
By RICHARD CARELU
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Thus far in his
Supreme Court tenure, Justice Clarence Thomas
is living up to - perhaps exceeding - expecta
tions that he would be a staunchly conservative
addition to the court
In the 13 decisions in which he has partici
pated, Thomas has the identical voting record of
only one other justice, Antonin Scalia, the
court's most conservative member.
"It looks to me that he's going to become a
clone of Justice Scalia, confirming the worst
Judge Clarence Thomas
fears of those who tend to be more liberal,"
New York lawyer Cameron Clark said Tuesday
after Thomas issued a strongly worded dissent
ing opinion in a prisoner-rights decision.
The court ruled 7-2 for a Louisiana inmate
who had been punched and kicked by prison
guards. It said unnecessary physical force may
be unconstitutional even if no serious injuries
Scalia joined Thomas in a dissenting opin
ion that accused the court of giving in to "the
pervasive view that the federal Constitution
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Head Start m crisis!
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? Head Start programs will soon be ousted from the Diggs building so it can be
used to house a new community school. The Skyland school building seems to
be the only remaining facility that can house the 400 children it serves ? but the
current bidding process threatens to eliminate Head Start altogether.
By SHERIDAN HILL fourth time she and Head Start Director Skyland property and begin renovations
Chmnidt* Assistant PHttnr - - - . , " ' . . rT ? i
on it, were faced with the prospect of
closing Head Start in Forsyth County." ~
Tonight at its regular meeting, the
school board will once again discuss the
sale of Skyland school, and Family Ser
vices may very well ask the board to rec
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? ? ? ? ? ? Margaret Adams have been faced with
dissolving the Head Start program for
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"Does the community want Head lack of a building. Now they are in a bid
Start or not?" ding war with for-profit groups for the
Family Services Director Sarah Skyland school property.
Austin has never been known to mince Board member Steve Pharr is equal
words, but today she is choosing her ly emphatic. "The bottom line is, if we
words carefully. This winter marks the don't, in a timely manner, secure the
'Bringjt on home /'
CIAA courtship begins
** SKERIQAN v by 250 people, including CIAA-cqlfege coaches
ChronktotobmtEdtom Mid their wives. Oovernor Doite Wilder. N C.
An enthusiastic Winston-Salem delegation
returned from Richmond last weekend ready to
build local support for the Central Intercolle
giate Athletic Association. If they are success
ful, Winston-Salem will be home to the CIAA
for the next three years. The Iburism Develop
ment Authority footed die bill for the Winston
Salem group to attend the tournament and host
the coaches' social event, which was attended
Speaker Daniel Blue, and Rep. Mickey
Mayor Martha Wood, Alderman Lynn
Harpe, Alderman Virginia Newell, City Manag
er Bill Stuart, Assistant City Manager Tom
Fredericks, and Chamber of Commerce Presi
dent Fred Nordenholz were among those who
represented Winston-Salem, and came back
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By VANG NIVRI
Megro Dinners, Part III
Don't forget your pajamas
Based on the unprecedented response
received from folks from as far away as Los
Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and
even New Haven, Conn., there is no doubt that
we, as a people, want something done about the
length of our Negro Dinners.
Folks everywhere are crying out for leader
ship on this very important issue. It is being talked
about by our very own Congressional Black Cau
cus, who, I was told, sent copies of Negro Din
ners, Part I and II to colleagues all around the
Country. I kid yon not.
A campaign isaua in 1992
It has even become the subject of political
platforms and presidential debates. Both nrugor
political parties have decided to include this issue
as a major plank in their political platforms.
Sensing a real opportunity to lead large num
bers of black voters into the fold. Republicans
have declared the length of Negro Dinners to be
White House spokesman, Marlin Fitzwater,
was heard to say that President Bush feels that
among black voters, this issue alone could return
him to the White House.
But the Democrats are no fools. The subject
of Negro Dinners surfaced recently during a pres
idential campaign debate where the candidates
were asked to explain Just how they planned to
attack the problem.
Governor Bill Clinton, son of the South, pro
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Minority Affairs Committee eliminated
Ad hoc group to be formed- ? ? ?
By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronicle Assistant Editor
At its last meeting, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
Board of Education eliminated three
committee, we're just trying to cut down on the number of
standing committees," she said. An ad hoc minority affairs
committee will be chaired by Dr. Gerald Hewitt The full board
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committees: policy, personnel, and
minority concerns. The action has
brought little attention in the commu
nity, and some folks say it won't make
much difference for black students.
Beaufort Bailey, who if funning
for school board, said, "Usually when
the committee met, it was black par
ents talking, and school board mem
bers just listened and went away. It
seemed like nothing was done any
Gariene Orogan, chairman of the
school board, explained the action by
saying that the committee was impor
"I think the committee had good
meetings and was productive. It's not
that we don't need the minority affairs
| State offers no incentive for Norplant
Dr. John Joinings
By SAMANTHA McKENZIE
Chrontcfe Staff Writer
State officials said they do not fore
see North Carolina proposing a bill that
would offer women on welfare a mone
tary incentive to have the new contracep
tive, Norplant, implanted. Recent contro
versy erupted from welfare advocate
groups in Tennessee and Kansas after
both states legislatures offered women
on welfare $500 for the implant. Staff
attorney, Gann Watson, of the state Leg
islative Bill Drafting Division said no
legislation offering an incentive to
women receiving public assistance has
The state, which treats Norplant as
any other contraceptive, does however
pay up to $475 for Medicaid recipients
who choose to have the implant per
formed, which includes the counseling,
the Norplant System Kit, the local anes
thesia, the insertion and the follow-up
The state will pay a fixed rate for
Medicaid patients," said Reynolds
Health Center Director Dennis Magov
ern. Norplant, he said, is considered like
any other birth-control method that the
state pays for.
The Norplant System was approved
by the Food and Drug Administration in
December 1990 and was made effective
by the Division of Medical Assistance in
July 1991. Norplant consists of six cap
sules that are inserted beneath the upper
arm that give off hormones that prevent
pregnancy up to five yean. The prodpct,
which is 99.8% effective, has the highest
effective rate besides sterilization.
In May, Reynolds Health Center
spearheaded a four-month training ses
sion of Norplant System implants and
trained a number of physicians through
out the state.
Dr. John Jennings, head of obstetrics
and gynecology at Bowman Gray Medi
cal Center and medical director at
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G/o/y Bakery is baffled
Wilco orders pastries out
By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronicle Assistant Editor
Edith Siddle was shocked when she
received a curt letter last month from
Steve Williams, vice president of A.T.
Williams Oil Company, asking her to
remove her handmade pastries from 12
Wilco stores by February 17. Each
morning for the past four years, Siddle
has left her Winston-Salem home before
dawn to deliver the freshly baked pas
tries made by her partner, Robert Miller.
Wilco managers often told her that Glory
Bakery pastries were popular items.
"I've never had any complaints,**
says Siddle. Tm not going to say it didn't
hurt. There was no explanation as to
why. I went to the office and asked ques
tions, but nobody could say anything."
In 1988, Siddle and Miller started
Glory Bakery in High Point, and Wilco
represented a good portion of their busi
, ness. By 1990, she was supplying prod
ucts to Wilco stores in the Triad and one
"All the Wilco managers were real
upset about it because it was a good sell
ing item," says Siddle. "They didn't even
know until I came around to pick up our
Dolly Madison cakes have replaced
Glory Bakery pastries in Wilco stores.
"They're the same thing as ours, but
ours is hand-made," says Siddle.
Steve Williams could not be reached
for comment, but his brother, Arthur T.
"Artie" Williams III, explained the
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Robart Milter and partnar, Edith Siddla of Qlory Bakary say thay hopa to
find naw cuatomars for thalr handmada paatrlaa.
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