U) I 'M' . I ' tfvl .A f THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1 492 ? AND STILL I T T* ^ ??3VX' i -r.-SSBBV ?* laHHHMHl IAA Fever WSSU Rams hope they are poised to hold CIAA title. PAQEC1 RISE TONIGHT ? 36 PAGES THIS WEEK ?WMHtaMM; SSttX ??.* ' -f> ta*",- .jg ?MMMHMHMHHHMMMWi Praising His name C.M.E. church welcomes Dr. Lloyd Watkins as its new pastor. PAQECS -v* "WW* Winston-Salem Chronicle 75 cents 'T/z^ TwiVi Czfy'j Award-Winning Weekly" VOL. XIX, No. 1 Lakeside woman beaten, terrorized, shot A Suspect still at large, armed and dangerous By TRAVIS MITCHELL Chronicle Staff Writer A female resident of Lakeside, earlier this week, gave graphic descriptions of accounts that have trapped her in a continuing horrific siege of terror, as the man who assaulted, threatened and shot her remains at large. Alicia Harris, 21, told the Chronicle that her nightmare began the week of August 17 and continues today. She ended a stormy rela tionship with Christopher Antonio (Tony) Ross, 20, the father of her seven-week-old baby because he was getting into trouble with police and had gun fights with neighborhood foes. According to reports, Ross returned to Harris' apartment on Saturday, August 22 with a gun and began to beat her with a pistol as she bathed her baby and two-year-old son, Dante Lamonte Harris. Ross' mother, sisters and cousin then sprayed mace in Harris* eyes, while he held her uncle and roommate at gun point Police officials confirmed that arrest warrants have been issued for Eleanor Ross, Renee Ross, Charlene Ross and Lisa Ross for the assault of Ms. Harris who was treated and released from Bowman Gray Hospital later Saturday evening. Ross returned the next day around 10:30 p.m. and shot through her house with a semi automatic weapon. "He shot about three or four times," she said, "and I fell to the floor with Dante, but couldn't get Jerome (baby) off of the bed." According to police, a separate warrant has been issued on Ross for shooting in an occupied dwelling. "I just wanted him caught," she said. "1 told them that the man was armed and dangerous and that I didn't want anything to happen to my children." But this bizarre tale did not end there. Ali cia returned to the Lakeside area on Monday, where she was shot in the face at 9:15 p.m by either Ross or the man with him. She is not sure who shot her. "I was thinking that I was going to die and I wanted someone to take care of my children," she said. Dr. Joseph L. Mikus said he inserted a metal plate in her jaw and that her face could begin to return to normal in about six weeks. Ross reportedly called family members yes terday and warned the^n that he would find Alicia. Easy riders *"4fC| dm After a long stressful day on their white coHar lobs, Kathy Hearts and Hllbert Brown don black feather and gear up to take a cruise down the highway on their motorcycles. News Britfs * ,; Compiled from staff and AP reports NEWS BR^m Jackson tours FLORIDA CITY, Fla. - views the destruction Andrew froma 1 over Florida City. Religious and were on hand in devastated da hit by Andrew as they J Blood donors WINSTON-SALEM blood shortfalls greater American Red Cross Is give again to prevent a mqjor 31,4,500 units of l-jfar to about 2,225 units ?a Girl Scouts fire Double Dutch lady Mattie Peebles By SHERIDAN HILL Managing Editor Hundreds of young girls in Forsyth County and their parents know Mattie Peebles as "the Dou ble Dutch lady." She introduced them to competitive jump-roping, which has become well-known in the community. They know she brings them jump ropes, coaxes companies into sponsoring their out-of-town trips to compete nationally, and they share her pas sion for Double Dutch. But many of them don't know that for the past eight and one-half years, her salaried job was as a Girl Scout field executive. August 7, , Peebles was fired by Tarheel Triad Girl Scout Council Executive Director Patricia Brandon. "I am saddened, because I loved what I was doing," said Pee bles. She has filed a complaint with the council regarding her termina tion. Neither Brandon nor Peebles will state the reason for her termi nation, but a clue can be found in listening to Peebles compare the standard duties of a Girl Scout field executive to her work with Double Dutch. Asked to describe the duties of a field executive, without so much as a pause, Peebles recites: Hto oversee volunteers, recruit, train, and ensure that quality Girl Scout program is given to the girls. One of our primary jobs is membership." But Peebles says black girls v don't flock to Girl Scouting in the same percentage as white girls. In 1983, when she was hired to devel op Girl Scouting in East Winston, Kernersville, and Walkertown, she found it hard to sell the traditional Girl Scout program to inner city girls. She began using Double Dutch as a non- traditional way of reaching girls who wouldn't other wise be in a troop. "They may not know the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law, but they are learning the same things in a different way - a way that's important to them." Please see page A2 S SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT Q Minority students disproportionately placed A 46% of special ed students are black By TRAVIS MITCHELL Chronicle Staff Writer [First in a series of reports] Recently the state of North Carolina and the Winston-Salem school system have both been recipients of praise for the improvement in SAT scores, but these scores are not necessarily indicative of great strides forward for. the African American student Figures from the Win ston-Salem/Forsyth County School admin istration for the 1991-92 academic year reveal a more gloomy picture. Excluding the Academically Gifted (AG) category in which white students encompass 90 percent of the total number of students enrolled, African-American students make up 46 percent of all stu dents in special education. According to school officials, students must go through an extensive review pro cess before being placed in one of the spe cial categories. Special education categories include such areas as learning disabled (LD), behaviorally-emotionally handicapped Please see page A3 (Vrlifii'ri lh;i(kounf l or Spru;il l(liu;ilion category Asian Black EH ? 11Q__. EM ? 301 LD ? 416 SI 8 513 TOTAL 8 1340 Hispanic Amartoan WhKa Total Indian , ? 61 171 ? ? 161 462 5 5 940 1366 4 ? 709 1234 9 6 1871 3233 PROORAM DESCRIPTIONS (EH) Sahavloratly-Kmottonslly Handlcappsd ? student has Inability to: achieve adequate academic progress (not due to learning disability); inability to maintain satisfactory interpersonal and/ or interpersonal relationships : inappropriate or immature types or behavior or feelings under normal conditions: a general moods of depression: and a tendency to develop physical symptoms associated with personal or school problem* (EM) Msmally Handlcappsd ? student exhibit* significant sobaverage general cognitive function ing and a reduced rate of learning. The condition exist in conjunction with other adaptive behavior deficits and affects students educational performance. (LD) SpaclflO Laarntng PI 1 an lad ? a student who has difficulties in listening comprehension , oral expression, written expression, reading and or mathematics. (St) SpacHIo Laamlng Impaired ? A pupil who has s speech-language Impairment, a disorder in articulation, language, voice and or flnrnry. Not to he confused with variation In dialect or regional, social or cultural/ethnic language. SUMMARY: tt-M Aoadstnlc Yaar 41% of African -Americans and 37* of white Americans were enrolled in the above four special education categories. There were 37,g91 pupils black and 62 percent while). other STATISTICS: ( Racial Braakdowrv? Psrsonnoi m WS/PC Schools) Paraonnal White Elementary Teachers 776 Secondary Teachers ~ 919 Guidance Counselors 69 Psychological Personnel 1 8 Sourer WS/PC School 1V92 North Carolina Public School! Statistical PmflV ? Black educators sound off on stats By TRAVIS MITCHELL Chronide Staff Writer Geneva Brown (school board mem ber -elect District 1) ? "The numbers don't surprise me, but what does surprise me is that no one in the system called for a review of the special education program. All of these kids come from the black community and something is wrong with that." Walter Marshall (school board mem ber-elect District 1) ? "Either we are going to have to take a stand for our children or we are going to have to write a whole generation off. My concern is programs, not schools. If our children are educated by white female teachers, then those teachers need to be sensitized to our children's needs." Rev. Carlton Eversley (chairman/education committee, Citizens United for Justice) ? "Cultural insensitivity, institutional j racism, individual and collective bias are , Please see A3 TO SUBSCRIBE, CALL 722 8624 JUST DO IT!