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State. He (dans to take an even
firmer stance against youthful offenders.
"A lot of people start talking about
juvsnik crime, they want to do this, that
and whatever for the juveniles," said
^ Hunt. T? more concerned with protect
ing every man, woman and child."
V; In oeder to insure protection of citi
zens, Hunt said, law enforcement officials
need to be unhindered by the.current
restrictions of juvenile lew.
Confidentiality lews that shield the identi
ty of offenders 16 years old and younger
need to be rethought, said Hunt.
Law enforcement officials should also
be aide to access an offender's previous
record and use it as a prosecution tool in
court. As laws stand now, a minor's past
record can only be used in the sentencing
process, and cannot stand as evidence
during a trial.
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Alumni spend
$9 million in city
A Some black businesses owners want
to know where the money goes
By SHARON HODGE
Special to The Chronicle
Homecoming at North Carolina A&T State University is
a major event in Greensboro. But gridiron fans aren't the only
ones with reason to cheer.
"There's more to homecoming than school spirit,"
observes the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitor's
Bureau in the fall issue of it's publication "Destination
Greensboro." When the dust on the football field settles,
more than $9.3 million will have been spent, making the event
?W>on for the local business economy.
"Some 40,000 people converged on Greensboro last week
end. Most of them had money to spend. But how many of
them patronized business establishments owned by black men
and women?
"We have no way of knowing whether the money is spent
with black businesses, Hispanic businesses, Asian or any
other kind of business," says Mable Scott, director of Public
Information at A&T. "Homecoming benefits the entire
Greensboro community."
Not everyone agrees with that assessment, however.
Gerard Morrison is one of the skeptics. Morrison, a senior at
A&T majoring in agribusiness, says someone needs to track
the money. The reason no one has followed the money so far,
he contends, is because the public will see that black busi
nesses don't benefit.
"Most of the people coming to homecoming don't spend
See HOMECOMING on A3
(AP Photo/ Chris Lane)
Hundrods of thousands attond tho Million Woman March on tho Bonjamin Franklin Fork-way
in Fhiladolphia, Fonn., Saturday, Oct. 23. Tho black woman, undauntod by light rain,
walkod through tho city to show solidarity and draw attontion to issuos thoy say aro
ignorod by soma mainstroam woman'a groups. At uppor loft is tho Fhiladolphia Musoum of
Art. ( soo insido Community Focus suction for local covorago.)
Candidates say
black community
needs better jobs
By SHARON HODGE
Special to The Chronicle
It s not enough to bring new jobs to Greensboro, insist
some black city residents.
They want elected officials to make sure the east side of
the Gate City gets a fair portion of those jobs, as well as
some of the retail stores and offices that provide goods and
services. From the mostly vacant Carolina Circle mall to the
poverty-stricken Florida Avenue corridor, the predominant
ly black sections of Greensboro are starving for economic
development.
"We have to go all the way to west Greensboro to get the
things we need." said the Rev. Joseph Venable.
Venable made his remarks last week to city council hope
fuls attending a candidates forum held at St. Stephen's
United Methodist Church. The gathering, which attracted
about 40 people, was sponsored by the Greensboro NAACP
Venable and others in the audience named jobs, transporta
tion and housing as the primary issues black residents want
the City Council to consider.
Regarding jobs, manorial candidate Cameron Cooke
pointed to the increasing employment opportunities avail
able at the Piedmont Triad International Airport, located on
N.C. 68. Cooke, a lawyer and chairman of the Greensboro
Convention and Visitor's Bureau, said that if elected he
would continue efforts to bring more employers who pay liv
ing wages.
See CANDIDATES on A9
Bey challenges Burke
for Northeast ward
By BRIDGET EVARTS
The Chronicle Staff Writer
Collecting the 450 signatures he need
ed to be included on the ballot as an
independent candidate for the Northeast
Ward alderman seat was old hat for
Rasheed Bey. As a member of the Local
Organizing Committee, he signed up
men to "get on the bus" to the Million
Man March in Washington, D.C., two
years ago.
Several years back, Bey pushed to
have the city officially celebrate Black
History Month all year long. This
spring, he canvassed Winston-Salem to
encourage such a resolution by the state
legislature.
Bey counts his 450 signatures as votes
on his side. If that turns out to be true,
Bey already has about the same number
of votes he received four years ago, when
he lbst a bid as the Republican candidate
for the Northeast Ward.
Bey said he ran as a "Booker T.
Washington" Republican. "It was a his
torical appeal and reverence for our
ancestors who were Republicans," said
Bey. But his loyalties are to no party.
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Nmlton Malloy
Malloy's political style
subtle but effective
By ENGLISH BRADSHAW
Tm Chronica: Staff Writer
Nelson Malloy, who is running for
his second term as alderman of the
Northwest Ward, is not your typical
public official. Upon meeting him. one
gets the impression that he is not really
on top of the issues. There is a warm
up period when he begins conversation
in his soft-spoken and reserved manner.
He has been called inarticulate, and
some say that he occupies his position
because of his physical condition.
Nothing can be further from the truth.
Malloy entraps you, pulls you into
his conversation and gives you a "good
ole fashion" common sense explanation
of the issue at hand. Impatient listeners
will miss a great deal of his presenta
tion.
During his conversation with this
reporter, he was interrupted several
times by people calling to ask for vari
ous kinds of help. One call in particular
commanded his utmost attention. It
was a 20-minute collect call from an
inmate requesting Malloy s attention to
a certain matter.
When it comes to government insti
See MALLOY os A2
First black astronaut to be honored, at last
BY HEATHER LALLEY
Associated Press Writer
?CHICAGO (AP) ? Robert
Lawrence was such a perfectionist that
When his report card came back with
three As and one B, he wanted to hire
a tutor.
C It's that same quest for perfection
that pushed the young Chicagoan ?
itj-an era when blacks were still rele
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gated to the back of the bus ? to
become the nation's first black astrp
naut.
Now, 30 years after his death in a
training exercise, Lawrence's name
will be added to a memorial honoring
astronauts who died in the line of duty.
A bureaucratic technicality had kept
his name from being etched in black
marble with the 16 others when the
Space Mirror Memorial was dedicated
at Kennedy Space Center in 1991.
"Justice has been served," said his
mother, Gwendolyn Duncan. "It's
finally been served."
It took years of phone calls and let
ters, including several to the chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from U.S.
Rep. Bobby Rush, to get Lawrence's
name on the memorial.
"One of our black heroes was
being denied his honor," Rush said
Tuesday during a ceremony to
announce Lawrence's addition to the
memorial. "History had turned its
back on Maj. Robert Lawrence. Some
30 years later, after a tremendous
struggle and because of a tremendous
effort by his family, Maj. Lawrence
will get his just dues."
In June 1967, Lawrence and three
See HONOREDov A4
U.S. Air Forte
Major Robert
H.Lawrence Jr.,
shown in a 1960s
handout photo,
will have his name
added to the
Spate Mirror
Memorial at the
Kennedy Spate
Center Dee. S, it
was announced
Monday in
Chicago. Lawrence,
the nationb first
black astronaut,
died in 1967 dur
ing a training mis
sion.
    

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