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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2C, 1992
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"The Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly"
VOL. XVIII, No. 52
32 PAGES THIS WEEK
ONE MILLION IN ONE YEAR
Proposed changes in ward populations*
Pop Chg '92
(% Blk) -
17,872 (82.4) 17,055 (75.7) 20,061 (75.?)
15,967(91.4) 20,111 (87.0)
% Chg In Voters *92
Blk Pop ? (% Blk)
-4.4 7,691 (94.0)
J. Hugh WHght 17,896 (7.6)
Lynne Harpe 17,752 (5.0)
Robert Northington 17,944 (2.3)
Nancy Pleasants 17,984 (8.8)
How to reed this grsph:
20,143(15.6) 20,060(15.2) -0.4
14,052 (9.9) 20,064 (10.7) >0.8
22,114 (4.5) 20,046 (3.8) -0.7
21,844(12.5) 20,369(12.5) ?
In Blk Voters
ward realignment proposal
Hsglstsrad voters "92: Total number of registered voters in *92
?Pop '84: Winston-Salem ward population in *84 after 80 cenfas ? % Chg In Blk voftsrs from *91: Percentage change in number
? Pop *92: Winston-Salem ward population in *92 after 90 census of registered black -voters between 1991-1992
?Proposal Pop Chg *92: Proposed change in Wkieton-Selem ?Highlighted areas repressnt at-risk wards
ward population reflecting population balance
? % Blk: Percentage of the black population In eaoh ward * Based on draft: subject to change
? Estimated % Chg Blk Pop: Is the estimated psrcsntsgs
change In current black ward populations ss a result of "92 Source(s): City Msnsgsr*s Office end Board of Elections
Could black aldermen lose
seats in the 1993 election?
? Proposed ward lines raise questions and concerns
By TRAVIS MITCHELL
Chronicle Staff Writer
The national political atmosphere that has been
marked by plays for power and coalition-building in
this election year is descending on Winston-Salem.
Black aldermen arc woiidng strategically to avoid the
potential loss of two seats in the 1993 election because
of ward realignment. ------
"We had better be very careful with how we draw
the lines because we may end up with only two secure
wards/ said former alderman Larry Little, who is also
working on the realignment "We may have to strategi
cally go to the communities to move people from one
ward to another."
Southeast Ward Alderman Larry Womble said that
although ward realignment will affect his ward he is not
overly concerned with it "The majority of my ward is
white anyway," he said, "so I don't think it will affect
me that much."
East Ward Alderman Virginia Newell shared simi
lar sentiments. "Our country has shown that those who
want to be served are going to vote no matter what the
color," she said. "But they've been gerrymandering
(illegally drawing city boundaries) to keep blacks oat,
so they ought to gerrymander to keep us in."
North Ward Alderman Nelson Malloy and North
east Ward Alderman Vivian Burke also agreed that this
issue is crucial. "My main concern is that the legacy
continue," said Malloy. "If we are not careful, we will
lose a seat, and it is vitally important that the African
American community be provided with equal represen
Malloy said that if the North and Southeast wards
don't reflect a 70 percent black population that they
would be extremely vulnerable in the future, whether
the incumbents are elected in the *93 election or not
Burke said that the problem is that the African
American community is not voting as aggressively as it
had in the past
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Judge denies Tyson new trial
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) ? A judge has
thwarted boxer Mike Tyson's efforts to win a
fee agreement isn't "newly discovered evidence."
Marion Superior Court Jodie Patricia Gtf
ford denied Tyson's appeal to post-con viedtfit'
relief in an order issued Monday. S&e said the
agreement between Tyson's victim, Desiree
Washington, and her attorney would not merit a
Democrat headquarters tptjm
WINSTON-SALEM ? Tuesday, Aug. 2$,
the local Democratic headquMl will al|||H||
at noon with a brief fanfiue led by toteerfOp^^
nor Jim Hnnt. The office, located to dm
Windsor Jeweby boOding at 301 W. 4th St, sgtf
serve as headquaters for all Democratic candi
dates, ' : ? .
The public it invited toatdpby Tuesday or
my other day to pick bdmper stickers, ^m|P
and tend support to the party. ? ' /; I ?
SANFORD, Fla. (AP>? Shirley Cbisholm,
the first black woman elected to CoogMttlipi
baptist enuzen leaders mat tnetr powetTurinsu
tution was a vehicle of God meant to make
change. , ,
"Jesus is not going to come down here and
feed 5,000 with a few loaves." Ms. Chisholm,
68. told a crowd of about ISO pecpt 0^0$,
crcd Saturday to marie the 102nd anniversary of
First Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. "That's
what he's got us hem to*
Sumler sentenced to six years in prison
"I want to say this to
this room: you have
to be strong for this
community. I want
my children to be
strong. Everything I
did and said was the
truth. They made
me a criminal. "
- Lee Faye Mack
"I stand here not
guilty. I don't want
this to tear up the
neighborhood . . .
I'm sorry to come
to this at my age.
Had I been guilty, I
would have come
to you and said so. "
- Patrick Halrston
"I'd like to apologize
.. .for my conduct
that brought me to
this point. I didn't
run my business like
the Harvard Busi
ness School, but
that doesn't make
me a criminal. "
- Rodney Sumler
By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronicle Managing Editor
Nearly 100 supporters filled a courtroom in Win
ston-Salem's federal building last Friday to watch the
delivery of prison sentences to three well-known mem
bers of the black community convicted in federal court
of political corruption. The two-year FBI/IRS investi
gation that began in 1987 was known as "Operation
Judge William Osteen gave business consultant
Rodney Sumler 70 months without parole for his part
in what the government said was a vote-influencing
extortion scheme. Prosecutors maintained Sumler was
the ringleader, and requested that Osteen give him the
maximum sentence. Under federal sentencing guide
lines, the judge could have given Sumler 63-78
months. Sumler also was given a three-year probation
and ordered, along with Hairston, to pay the govern
ment $14,000 it spent on informants and agents during
Former alderman Patrick Hairston was given 41
months without parole and a three-year probation in
addition to sharing the $14,000 fine.
The Rev. Lee Faye Mack was given five months
active time and five months house arrest, during which
she will wear a bracelet-like device that monitors her
The three have until Monday, August 24, to file an
appeal for a new trial They are scheduled to report to
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Afrocentric curriculum may be introduced in '94
By TRAVIS MITCHELL
Chronicle Staff Writer
The debate over Afrocentric, multicultural curricu
lum can be heard in lecture halls and classrooms
around the country, but in Winston-Salem it was also
the topic of discussion at Kimberly Park elementary
school, earlier this week, when the school board held
its minority affairs meeting.
"We are revising the social studies curriculum and
infusing African-American curriculum where it fits,"
said Claudette Jarrett, an education specialist working
on the project "Phase one of our project concentrates
on social studies because we feel that it is a natural
place to begin, but hopefully one of our long-range
goals is to infuse multicultural perspectives into all of
the subject areas."
The African-American curriculum focuses on the
achievements and contributions of African-Americans
in modern times and in local, state, national and inter
national areas for students in kindergarten through sixth
grade. The older students will analyze these contribu
tions by scrutinizing their economic, political and
social impact on society.
Jairett hopes that the social studies curriculum will
reflect a multicultural perspective as early as the begin
ning of the 1994 academic year, but that date would be
very optimistic. She said thai it could take much longer
to infuse a multicultural edge into the other subject
"It will take time for it to take place, and even then
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Rivera trades blows with Klansman at rally
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) ? Geraldo Rivera and
his television cameras attracted white supremacists to a
Ku Klux Klan rally that led to fighting and the talk
show host's arrest, police said.
"I think that was a major contributing factor to the
number of people there Police Chief Ray Voelker
said. 1 can't prove that, but it just adds up that way to
Voelker said an officer who escorted Rivera to the
police station following Sunday's scuffle heard him
remark that he anticipated violence.
Spectators complained when Rivera, saying his
crew wanted to film the rally for a TV segment Sept.
15, arrived near the Janesville home of Ken Peterson,
who calls himself a Klan grand wizard.
"We don't want you here, Geraldo," said a woman
who lives about two blocks from the Peterson house.
"You're instigating this. You're responsible."
"You're blaming me for what's happening," Rivera
replied, smiling. "I'm not the story; I'm just the messen
Rivera, whose nose was broken four years ago in a
chair-throwing melee with skinheads, was cut and
bruised when he got into a televised fight while inter
He collapsed on the pavement with a man identi
fied as John M. McLaughlin, 42, of Champaign, m.
Rivera was charged with misdemeanor battery and
Mcl juighlin with disorderly conduct Hearings for both
are scheduled Aug. 31.
Rivera posted $500 bond and rejoined his camera
crew to film the burning of an 18-foot, fuel-soaked
cross before returning to New York City.
\foelker said the cross-burning presumably violated
a municipal ordinance but that he wouldn't make arrests
without consulting the city attorney.
"We've got some free-speech issues on burning a
cross that make it a little cloudy," Voelker said. Tart of
my job is to protect people's rights no matter how
unpopular they might be."
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