Hunt seeks to open records of juvenile offendjS 825S5Bi2BS^ki^ -vl 2 I J" sJ ?-bej^i i 1 M 1 pi 1.1. I,, y JHH iyii \<y?yA>><nnintiiiop mtwBg Room 'for Ofrcenor Jim Hunfk Oct 22' lice. Member* of the Goverftor't CmhMoo o? Juvenile Craw cwft Juetk?joioed H?at and cabinet arabem Richard Moore, secretary of the Sf$^; ?".>;' fcV.\ ifcfr - $j ,?'? Sfj;'"? bd, a^m * it* nmtot* WML ? la order to develop a new plan to Tight ja mifla orfcne, Hunt lias orchestrated a j^l * !mbttc meetings and site visits 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. To circumvent these laws, Forsyth County has devised an network that would link different agewam I inter-department commttBtenikN example, if Department of Sovjcea^lpMtt^p there could plug in the youth'* iwB access film from the police | and other agencies. J31|3p While this information still ?aau used in court, the "Jason NeletM named after a sample offender, cots daRflMl on the confusion and duphcatiowof Ippj" ices that Winston-Salem Police Cmjttikl ' >' _?' : - 75 c?nts Winston-Salem Greensboro High Point Vol. xxiv No. 8 trb Chron : f car-rt-sort* "c012 J V/l 11 \\/l 1 ^ lbW, jlj forsyth cnty pub lib The Choice for African-American News and Information . ? - 660 W 5th st # q Kjnlimitea.net/~wscnron 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. SrcMYonAa Kath?d Bmy Vivian Burka Diana Cotton 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 *. r. 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.