Reynolds Forest Neighborhood Association comes to rescue
4 The way to have a good
neighbor is to be one."
?Y FELECIA f. MCMILLAN
When Donald and Theresa Caldwell went
to chinch and to dinner with their parents on
* Sunday, Maich 8, a fire gutted their home.
When the Caldweils received a call from
Richard Walker and his wife, they had no idea
why the Walkers had interrupted their Sunday
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meal to call them to their home at 1233
Reynolds Forest Drive. When they arrived on
the scene, they could see the SI00,000 worth of
damage that the fire had caused to their home
Although Walker was not the president of
the neighborhood association, he saw a need.
He immediately the pirsidrnt, Ed Strait,
and they started collecting funds to contribute
to the family. On Thursday, March 26 at the
annual neighborhood association fellowship
supper; Richard Walker presented $1,031 to
the Caldwell family.
This money came from die neighbors of
Reynolds Forest Drive and from the Salem
Village Townhouse Community across the
street. The Reynolds Forest Neighborhood
Association gave SI ,021 and the Sakm Village
Community donated $100.
.Although the CaldweU family was not n
the association at the time. Strait pointed out.
however, that "they are neighbors," The
Caldwell family has lived in the neighborhood
for 10 yean, and Donald Caldwell ripeciaBy
thanked everyone who contributed to the
fund. He also recognized Richard Walker and
his wife for welcoming them into the neigh
borhood 10 yean ago.
"Richard has been a special neighbor. Even
during Hurricane Hugo, when he cooked out
on his grill, be shared with us then. Tbey have
always showed us love," Donald said.
He thanked the Caldwell family for calling
the fire department on Sunday, March g.
"It is devastating to see your house burn
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enters week 2
RALEIGH (AP) _ Gov. Jim
Hunt kicked ofT the first week of
the special legislative session with
a rally for his proposals to help
uninsured children, but opponents
plan to match him as the session
begins its second week.
The conservative John Locke
Foundation and North Carolina
Taxpayers United have scheduled
a rally Tuesday to support the
House Republican proposal for
spending $80 million in federal
funds earmarked for children's
health care. ;
The Senate last week approved
Hunt's plan, whidi would extend
Medicaid-type benefits to children
in families making less than twice
the federal poverty level, or about
$32,100 for a family of four.
The House plan would use the
state employee health plan, with
less extensive benefits than
Medicaid, to families making 185
percent of the poverty level, or
about $29,670 for a family of four.
The Republican plan also
would extend tax credits to any
family that purchases private
insurance policy or to families
buying long-term care policies.
?. Both the Senate and House
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Market Street make-over moves forward
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By DAMON FORD
The Chkonicle Reporter
GREENSBORO ? Once
again, Greensboro's city leaders,
business owners, students and
neighborhood residents convened
io plan the future of East Market
Last week's community work
shop was the second step in finaliz
ing a plan of revitalization for the
East Market Street Corridor.
? ? The first step took place on
Saturday Jan. The participants in
that workshop were split into three
different groups to discuss more
intensely the ideas and concerns of
the East Market Street community.
Development Concepts, Inc. in
Indianapolis, Indiana took these
thoughts apd comments and start
ed putting together the plan for
The most recent workshop
allowed the community to see the
proposed plan on maps. Workshop
participants were able to ask ques
tions and make suggestions to bet
ter modify the plan.
"It's one thing to just impose
fcome sort of idea on a place, but I
think it's a very different thing to
pet folks talking about it and shar
ing in the process," said Mayor
! The map of zone one connects
past Market Street and downtown.
The biggest concern of this area is
the Cumberland Shopping Center.
The center's land is valuable but it
could cost as much as $1 million to
get it. Using the SI million bond
referendum may not be an option
since there are other areas in the
East Market Corridor that the
money could be used for.
One A&T student expressed
the fact that zone one is an excel
lent area for restaurajfts and shop
to set up. When there are events on
campus such as football games,
conferences, high school student
visitations or baseball games at
War Memorial Stadium, the par
ticipants must go to other areas of
Greensboro to eat and be enter
Support housing in the Bennett
College area is also being looked at
in this area.
Zone two offers new housing
potential. The big kicker in this
area is the chance that a hotel
could be set up in this area. Many
people in the community expressed
delight of this possibility. Visitors
in town for events such as A&Ts
Homecoming can reside in the
hotel and not have to go down
town or to High Point Road to find
a place stay.
Reports on this area say the
neighborhood fabric could be
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strike a deal j
By DAMON FORD
and SHARON BROOKS HODGE
Major League Baseball was in
action at Ernie Shore Field in
Winston-Salem on Tuesday.
The event was sold out days in
advance of the first pitch. But the
future of that professional sport in
the Triad may. have been impacted
more by the action that took place
ofT the field Tuesday than by the
apparent interest in the contest
between the Minnesota Twins and
the Montreal Expos.
Hours before Gov. Jim Hunt
threw the ceremonial pitch in the
first Major League game held here
in two decades, Don Beaver signed
an agreement that could help bring
the big leagues to Guilford and
Forsyth County. The agreement
was a covenant jn which blacks
agreed to support the upcoming
May S referendum in exchange for
According to a copy of the
covenant obtained by the
Chronicle, Beaver agreed to
include minorities in construction;
real estate, banking, marketing
and other areas related to the oper
ation of a professional ball team.
Additionally, he agreed to hire
at least one African American in a
senior staff position. The agree
ment was drawn up and negotiated
by a small group of blacks from
Winston-Salem, including Ben
It is uncertain whether the three
African Americans appointed to
the Triad Baseball Authority were
a part of the negotiations. Eunice
Dudley, of Dudley Products is the
only black person appointed to the
13-member authority from
Forsyth County. Last month when
the authority traveled to Baltimore
to look at the construction and
operation of Camden Yards,
where the Baltimore Orioles play,
Dudley confirmed her support of
the proposed tax to finance con
struction of a stadium.
On that same trip, the other two
blacks, attorney Steve Bowden and
Lorillard's Mike Diamond, also
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