THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 1992 ? WINSTON-SALEM STATE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS
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VOL. XIX, No. 4
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Go for itl
Athletes of all sizes
Defense sets tone
Rams square off against Broncos
in Saturday's Homecoming game.
MIAMI, Fla. ? Former U.S. District Judge
Alcee Hastings laughs during a news conference
fast week after a federal judge ruled the U.S.
Senate acted improperly when it impeached him
on bribery and perjury charges in 1989. Hastings,
who is in a runoff for Friday s 23rd congressional
district, said he's been vindicated by the unprece
dented U.S. District court ruling. The woman at
right is Patricia Williams, his attorney.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. ? Bernard Oxidas, 8,
holds a bouquet of flowers following a service at
the South Dade Haitian
Mission United Metho
dist Church, last week
in Homestead, Fla.
Boxes of flowers were
donated to the church;
many of the congrega
tion are victims of Hur
ricane Andrew.'' A
health official spoke
after the service, urging
those still living in
unsafe homes to move to tent cities.
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Show of support
WASHINGTON ? Former District of
Columbia Mayor Marion Barry is surrounded by
supporters as he makes his way to a rally follow
ing his victory in the Democratic party primary
for the city's Ward B City Council seat Tuesday
night in Washington. Barry, who served six
months in jail for cocaine possession, is virtually
assured victory in the November election after
defeating the incumbent by a 3-1 margin.
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Weekend TV: Patti LaBelle
plays a night club
owner who takes two
young men under her
wing in the new tele
vision series Out All
Night. Miss LaBelle,
shown during a tap
ing of the show in
August, plays a for
mer singing star who
now runs a night
club in Los Angeles.
Child support goes unpaid
CHARLOTTE (AP) ? North Carolina's
child support enforcement program is handling
far more cases than ever, but it is falling short, a
children's advocate says. The state's child sup
port enforcement program handled 353,000 cases
in fiscal 1992, up 75 percent in five years.
Compiled from staff and AP reports
100 years of 'Bearing the lest'
A Exhibit shows WSSU's
By SHERIDAN HILL
Standing on the sprawling freshly-land
scaped campus of Winston-Salem State Uni
versity, you must close your eyes to picture
the single building that founded the school
100 years ago. Simon Green Atkins, just a
few years out of college himself, started
classes with one teacher and 25 pupils.
But you don't need to imagine the cam
pus as it was then ? you need only step,
into Diggs Gallery to travel back in time.
Please see page A3
"I am convinced
that the teaching
forces of my race
must be elevated ,
and I think it is the
duty of our higher
institutions to make
- S.G. Atkins
Simon Green Atkins
Ol?ona P*gram Atkins
Spike Lee joins UNC student protest
By TIFFANY DRAUGHN
Special to the Chronicle
Filmmaker Spike Lee criticized professional ath
letes for Failing to support more causes, but he praised
the football players at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill for join
ing the coalition
demanding a free
standing black cultural
Lee spoke at the
coalition's 10 p.m. rally
at the University Fri
day, which drew about
Referring to col
lege athletes, Lee said,
"What the athletes*do
here, you could shame
They make millions
and they can't even get
About two hours before Lee spoke, people started
to gather for the event including student from North
Carolina Central University, North Carolina State Uni
Splke La# offers support
to UNC student protest
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Almost 5,000 people came out to rally for a Black Cultural Center at UNC-CH.
Congressional Black Caucus to add 12 members
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. CAP) ? The
Congressional Black Caucus looks to
add at least a dozen-members in the Nov.
3 election, with the winner of Alabama's
7th District likely to be among those
giving it a stronger Southern voice.
State Sen. Earl Hilliard, a Birming
ham Democrat, is favored to defeat
Republican nominee Kervin Jones of
Tuscaloosa, who also is black, and two
minor candidates, in the majority-black
The 26-member caucus, which
tacks legislation aimed at helping blacks
and other minorities, is expected to pick
up at least 12 new members, said Amelia
Parker, executive director of the caucus.
That would mean nearly 10 percent of
the U.S. House membership next year.
There are currently 268 Democrats
among the 435 Hbuse members, which
gives them control of the House agenda.
If Democrats lose 20 to 30 seats as some
are predicting, about one in six
Democrats in the House would be black.
"This will be a very important and
powerful bloc," said three-term caucus
member Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a
native of Troy. "Many votes and issues
are decided by five or 10 votes and if
you have the black caucus voting togeth
er on certain issues, it can help pass or
defeat a piece of legislation."
The caucus was organized in 1970
by 1 3 black members of the House try
ing to strengthen their lobbying efforts.
Redisricting has created 12 U.S.
House districts in which a majority of
the voting-age populations are black.
Alabama's 7th District, which from
Birmingham bends through west-cftntrtl
counties into Montgomery, has i 63.5
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S SPECIAL EDUCATION REPORT CJ
Black students score
lowest on SAT tests
By TRAVIS MITCHELL
Chronicle Staff Writer
[ The fourth in a series of reports]
The focus of Special Education Reports
presented by the Chronicle, has been on the
achievement differences between black stu
dents and white students on standardized
tests, particularly the CAT. The same gap in
achievement that exists for the CAT also
exists for the SAT, but Winston
Salem/Forsyth county school officials are
buzzing with excitement over last month's
revelation that Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
scores for the system are at an all-time high.
Most black leaders agree that the SAT
scores are a constant reminder of the closing
door of opportunity for black students. For
instance, in 1992 only 24% of the students
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1991-92 SAT RESULTS BY SCHOOL AND RACE
(WS/FC High Schools)
1 53? (38.4%)
1 431 (19 2%)
Source Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools
1) Lowest possible total score (verbal + math) li 400; high? > is 1800. An i
850 (by black students) w i usualy satisfy moat oolege admMora uHum,
2) The high schools w?h the largest black enrolmente hava tm towMl mutl of SAT paffcferikn
3) Only 24% of the students taking the SAT are black.
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