Dal* Biodtom itagod a profit outiid* of brofoct Homoitoadb Orooniboro offkoi.
Blodio* claim* that tho nonprofitb proildont, tho Boy. Mkhooi King, usod tho
organisation f back a bond for a friond'i limouiino.
Did Project Homestead step over line of propriety?
By BRIDGET EVARTS
The Chhonkle Staff Writer
Can a nonprofit organization sign for
a bond on a limousine?
Yes, according to representatives of
two surety agencies, a nonprofit can
back that type of bond, so long as the
vehicle is used for the organization's
business. But signing a bond for an out
side party's limousine is another story
"Unless the agency has a reason, it's
something to question," said* Darryl
McCarroll of Darryl Surety Agency in
John Archer of Burlington's Archer
Bonding specializes in court bonds. He
said that his company would not issue
the type of bond Project Homestead
allegedly backed for Lawson.
"This is just my opinion, but this is
something they (Project Homestead)
have no business being involved in," said
Greensboro nonprofit housing
provider Project Homestead is backing
an $86,000 bond, signed by Mays
Insurance for the Harrisburg-based
Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty
Insurance Company. Pennsylvania
National has the bond registered for
housing contracts; however, the bond
may have actually been used for a lim
ousine owned by a man who has worked
The 1993 Mercedes limousine's
owner, Lorrance Lawson, has worked
for King and King's former business
associate, Dale Bledsoe. Bledsoe and
Lawson are currently involved in a legal
battle over that car; Bledsoe recently lost
a dispute with King over two other lim
Project Homestead and Bledsoe
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Little Rock Nine join
Clintons' call for unity
By JAMES JEFFERSON
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
LITTLE ROCK (AP) ? While the city
they once called home still struggles with
racial issues, members of the Little Rock
Nine lit candles with President and Hillary
Rodham Clinton on Saturday to express
their wish for unity.
On the grounds of Philander Smith
College, which offered tutoring to the nine
while Gov. Orval E. Faubus kept them out of
Central High School in 1957, one of the nine
said black Americans, particularly children,
need total access to opportunities.
"We want it all," Terrence Roberts said.
Little Rock still has its racial divisions.
The state's NAACP chapter declined to
mark the 40th anniversary of Central's
desegregation, saying the city planned the
hoopla to help it win federal grants for urban
Also, the school system is predominantly
black in a city that is predominantly white,
and black leaders want a civil commission to
investigate allegations of brutality toward
"Obviously, the step we took in 1957 has
not been followed by the necessary addition
al steps to ensure that all students have
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(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Civil rights pionoor Daisy Batms stands and wavos to thm crowd at ContraI High School in Utdo hock. Ark., Thursday, Sopt.
25. Looking on arm, from loft, Utdo hock Nino mombors Torronco hoborts and Jofforson Thomas; Control principal Rudolph
Howard; and Utdo hock Nino mombors Minniofoan Brown Trickoy, Thotma Mothorshod Wair and Cloodis Oat ton.
Details of Atlanta
Day of Atonement
By LATASHA J. BRADLEY
Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan has
outlined the details of the observance of the Holy Day of
Atonement/Day of Absences set for Oct. 16, the second
anniversary of the Million Man March.
The day is to be observed with fasting from sunset Oct.
15 to sunset Oct. 16 and predawn family prayer and scrip
ture readings Oct. 16.
"America is dying as we speak from an internal rot, due
to a moral decline, into the abyss of decadence,"
"When a nations evil outweighs its good,, God has
always sent down a decree of judgment, and that judg
ment meant the termination of that society, that people or
that nation," Farrakhan said.
(AP Photo/Hans Deryk)
Nation of Islam loador Louis Farrakhan gosturos whilo
spooking at tho Jasoph Calob Cantor In Miami Monday,
Sopt. 79. Farrakhan has boon visiting citios across tho
U.S. to oncourago black Amoricans to colobrato tho
Oct. 16 annivorsary of tho 1995 Million Man March.
"America is now in that unenviable position. But before
he (God) brings the full weight of punishment on
America, He asks that America be called to repentance, to
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Congresswoman calls for
investigation of Nigeria
Washington, D.C. ? Rep. Maxine
Waters demanded a full investigation and
report by the State Department into the
recent storming, by armed security forces
serving dictator San Abacha, of a farewell
party for U.S. Ambassador Walter
Carrington that was held by human rights
groups in Nigeria.
"This outrageous intrusion demands an
immediate and public response," said
Waters. "The unacceptable treatment of
U.S. Ambassador Carrington at the hands
of the Nigerian police is a direct affront to
the people of the United States."
According to the State Department, the
United States has filed a strong protest with
Nigeria regarding this incident. However,
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the incident raises questions about whether
the current economic sanctions by the
United States are enough to cause the
Nigerian regime to stop human rights vio
lations and work to create free and fair elec
tions for full democracy in Nigeria.
"We should not be surprised that a gov
ernment that callously tosses aside a demo
cratic election and imprisons the elected
president would violate and disrespect our
U.S. ambassador," said Waters. "Our cur
rent sanctions are not working, and they
treat them as a joke"
Waters has co-sponsored HR 1786 to
increase economic sanctions, including
freezing foreign assets, against the illegiti
Father George Clements signed autographs aftmr thm banquat tar members of th* audience.
Margarat DomUara; Shlrlay Porter; Ouin Whttm, director of WSSU't Upward Bound Program;
and DaValdoan Penn, volunteer foster parent for Host Homes, wanted autographs and pho
tographs with the internationally known humanitarian.
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Host Homes celebrates 10 years of
service to families in the community
A Father George Clements, founder of One Church-One Child, guest speaker
By FELECIA P. MCMILLAN
Special to THE CHRONICLE
"Brothers and sisters, I really do
feel like celebrating today," said
Father George Clements during his
keynote address. "We are celebrating
10 years of service by Host Homes ...
an organization that deserves the title
of altruism ... Host Homes has got
ten involved in helping youth for all
the right reasons."
Founder of One Church-One
Child, Clements became the first
priest to adopt a child in 1981. More
than 500 came out to support the
Host Homes celebration and hear his
message Thursday, Sept. 25, at the
MC Benton Convention Center.
Clements commended the foster
families of Host Homes for their will
ingness to assist youth in crisis for
reasons that have nothing to do with
money. "There is no money, honey,"
Clements said as he sang the praises
of Host Homes volunteers who open
their homes to people ages 10-17 on a
Clements said he adopted four
sons, and he reminded the audience
that priests the world over have lis
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