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797? - Celebrating 25 Years - 1999
Paper says Easley, Gantt
campaign on lending is a
plot to woo black voters
BY ANGELA BURRUS
CONSOLIDATED MEDIA GROUP
RALEIGH - An
editor at.the Win
says the attorney
general^ effort to
ness of predatory
boils down to a
to win black voters.
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in an eauonai
published last week, the newspaper
accused state Attorney General Mike
Easley and former Charlotte mayor
and twortime, U.S. Senate candidate'
Harvey Gantt of abusing public funds
in a series of advertisements about
that appeared in
b I a c k - o t i e n t e d
media this slimmer.
accuses Easley of
using the ads to
gain favor with
Easley is one of
two candidates who
have! tossed their
hats into the ring for the hotly contest- i
ed Democratic nomination for gover- ]
"Easley the candidate wants to
curry favor in the black community," (
the column read. "The money should 1
nave oecn spent in
the most effective
way, possible, how
ever. And the most
effective use of
those funds has
nothing to do with
the Easley for Gov
John Gates, edi
torial page editor
of the Journal,
reiusea i? com- \ i
ment on the editorial. Saying the col- i
umn was "self-explanatory." He added i
that fasley was "using my money and
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See Easley on A11
Million Dollar Day:
East Winston CDC to hold event to raise
awareness, funds of cafeteria project
I STAFF REPORTS
astSide Cafeteria Million Dol
ay will be held Sept. 25 from 1
j., at the Aegis Family Health
er (parking lot), 2295 E. 14th
Hie purpose of this event is to
he churches and the communi
final opportunity to invest in
afeteria project," wrote James
irace Jr.. executive director of
East Winston Community
lopment Corp., in an Aug. 12
to ministers. "Anyone will
the opportunity to ask ques
about stock purchases and
let with the development team
mswers to any question you
have. This event will be broad
cast live over three radio stations.
"The board of directors of the
East Winston CDC, the Ministers
Conference of (Winston-Salem)
and David Capital are very pleased
to announce the purchase of a
seven-acre site to build East Side
Cafeteria. Our prayers have truly
been answered with the acquisition
of this prime location. The road has
been a long, but fruitful journey,
and we are about to see the end of
"The new site is located in the
1200 block of 14th Street, off New
Walkertown Road, across from the
Aegis Health Care Center and the
BB&T branch bank. This location
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Finger licking good
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" Photos by Bruce Chapman
Malik Stroud, 2, fake* a bite of chicken during a recent event at Rupert Bell Park, The youngster was brought to the park by mother and members of his
church. Mount Olive Baptist.
Brown: No proof that Edison will save black kids
i\ T. KEVIN WALKER
["HE CHRONICLE '
Don't look for Geneva Brown
tonight at the Edison Project pub
ic forum. '
She won't be there.
Browrf says the extensive
-esearch she's done on the Edison
Project via the Internet, has
ihown what she already believes:
It's too expensive and its track
-ecord is too gray.
"There is not any factual data
hat suggest that Edison schools
jut-perform other schools. Some
jf this may lie in the fact that they
rre young in operation. The
results for most of their schools
reveal mixed data on reading and
math achievement," Brown said.
After a nine-month hiatus,
talk of the Edison Project has
returned to Winston-Salem. The
City-Cbunty School Board, on
which Brown sits, soundly reject
ed a proposal that would have
allowed the New York-based, for
profit company to run an elemen
tary school here.
The vote came after an aggres
sive push by Edison officials to
sell their "educational model" and
after several board members visit
ed Edison schools.
But board members left open
the -possibility of reconsidering
the proposal at a later date. Board
member Victor Johnson says now
is the time to bring Edison back
to the table.
Johnson is the brains behind
the forum. Tonight, he will bring
Edison officials and faculty from
one of the Edison schools in
North Carolina- Carver Heights
Edison in Goldsboro - together
to talk about Edison education
and to answer questions from the
But round two of Edison's
comeback began Tuesday night at
a School Board briefing session, ,
where Edison representative Rich
O'Neil appeared once again to try
to sell the company to the board.
The Edison Project is now
Edison Schools Inc. The compa
ny has filed paperwork with the
Securities Exchange Commission
and is in the process of going
public, which may add yet anoth
er controversial dimension.
O'Neil brought board mem
bers to speed on the company.
Since the last time he came before
the board, Edison has changed
drastically. The company now
operates,79 schools in 17 states.
28 more schools than it did last
In August, the company con
tracted to run its second N.C.
school, an elementary school
located in Whitakers, a small
town in the eastern part of the
O'Neil spent much of his
allotted time touting Edison's
many unique features. He talked
about the national full-time prin
cipal recruiter the company has
hired to nab the best of the best
for its schools. The company has
also hired two full-time teachers
recruiters, who will travel around
the country visiting teachers' col
O'Neil threw out big names
like Bill Cosby, whom the compa
ny recruited to work in some
aspect of one of its national pro
jects, and Paul Allen, a co
founder of Microsoft, who O'Neil
says has shelled out millions to
the company to better its satellite
But O'Neil could not give
many of the board members what
they wanted: irrefutable evidence
that Edison is better than the cur
rent methods used to educate stu
O'Neil tried this feat by using
results of various tests - of vari
ous grade levels - from different
schools throughout the country.
School Superintendent Don
Martin likened it to mixing
"apples and oranges."
The most recent results of
Carver Heights Edison ABCs
tests are promising. They show
Set Forum on A9
SPORTS _ B1
RELIGION j. B7
CLASSIFIEDS , B11
ENTERTAINMENT J, C5
This Week In Black History...
Sept. 9,1739 -A slave, Cato, leads a revolt in Stono, S.C.
Sept. 11,1740 - An issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette reports
on a "negro" named Simon who can "bleed and draw teeth." It is
the first mention of an African American doctor in the colonies.
Sept. 13,1663 - The first known slave revolt is planned in
Gloucester County, Va. The conspirators, made up of black
slaves and white indentured servants, were betrayed by other
Sept. 15,1963 - Four African American girls - Addie Collins,
Denise McNair, Carol Robertson and Cynthia Wesley - were
killed in a bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birming
Frye makes history
-for third time
State's first black justice and legislator takes
charge of N. C. Supreme Court
BY ANGELA BURRUS
CONSOLIDATED MEDIA GROUP
DURHAM - Judicial officials, legislators and local residents
watched history being made Tuesday as Justice Henry Frye became the
first African American to lead the states highest court.
"...I will faithfully and impartially perform the duties of my office to
the best of my skill and my ability, according to office, so help me God."
he said. "We do have a future and the best is yet to come."
Gov. Jim Hunt appointed Frye the 2-5th Supreme Court chief justice
last month after Burley Mitchell, former chief justice, announced his
It's the second time Hunt and Frye have made history. Sixteen years
ago. Hunt appointed Frye an associate justice, making him the first
See Frye on A4
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