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Flood-ravaged East moving on
BY T. KEVIN WALKER r
On a Friday night, it's not
unusual to see the brothers of
Kappa Alpha Psi milling around
Winston-Salem State - not even
at 11 o'clock at night.
It wasn't a party or fraternity
. social that brought the Kappas
out last Friday night, although
food simmered on a grill and
laughter was in the air.
The cardboard boxes neatly
arranged on the sidewalk and
bursting with bottled water and
canned goods were telltale signs
- that it was not all fun and games.
In their own unique way, the
Kappas joined the growing,
statewide movement to help vic
tims of Hurricane Floyd.
"My brothers and I decided to
sleep outside on the plot and col
lect goods to send to people in the
eastern part of North Carolina,"
said Tracy Norwood, president of
the Delta Chi chapter of the fra
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that it is impossible for the broth
ers to experience the devastation
that thousands of state residents
have endured over the last two
weeks, he says by sleeping outside
the fraternity hoped to demon
strate how it feels to be suddenly
homeless, a predicament that a
growing number of North Car
olinians are finding themselves in.
By sleeping outside fraternity
members could also serve as a
kind of live advertisement for the
cause, Norwood said.
Fraternity members say curi
ous people seeing them on the
plot led to more people dropping
off bottles of water, canned goods
and other necessities.
Corey May, the vice president
of the WSSU chapter, said the
event was put together on very
short notice. He and Norwood
designed a flyer for the event dur
ing a telephone conversation and
printed and distributed them
soon after that.
, ; The brothers announced what
they were doing to several classes
the day of the sleep-out, and even
' ! ! got a few minutes on the mike to
; ; tell the crowd gathered for the
? ? annual Mr. Ram Pageant about
"Everyone did not really have
; time to go out and get a sleeping
?_ bag, but they are going to rough it
out anyway because the people in
Rocky Mount are much worse
off," May said.
Although news of the event
did not reach WSSU students
; until Friday afternoon, they
responded swiftly. In the early
' hours of the sleep-out, several
boxes were already filled with
? Cars continually pulled up to
' * the curb to drop things off, which
the Kappas neatly sorted and
The Kappas said they never
doubted that their fellow students
; would come through for the
"It's distressing when some
thing like (Floyd) happens, but
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Flood victims try to cope
BY ANGELA BURRUS
CONSOLIDATED MEDIA GROUP
TARBORO - When
Princeville residents Stanley
Parker and his wife, Deborah,
left their home two weeks ago,
all they had were the clothes on
"When I left, the water was
up to my knees," Deborah Park
While she fled to shelter at
Tarboro High School, her hus
band stayed behind to rescue
other residents whose homes
were lost beneath floodwaters
that covered roofs.
' "1 was one of seven people
left," Stanley Parker said. "Some
of the dogs tied up, we had to
turn them loose. But we were
able to save some of them. Over
all, 1 was able to save five peo
ple's lives whose homes were
A week later, the Parkers
became one of the few families
who were able to leave the tem
"One of the guys I work with
got us a camper," Stanley Parker
The couple stood outside the
shelter in front of a tent with
bags filled with clothes, food and
other possessions they received
from organizations like the
American Red Cross and the
They were offered a mobile
home, but Deborah Parker said
it was too far from her job.
"It is 20 miles out of the way
and it would be inconvenient for
me to get back and forth to work
because I don't have a car," she
Although the Parkers do not
know when they will be able to
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Fire gutted Saint'* Delight Church of Deliverance last March.
Church's goal to
bridge race divide
BY PAUL COLLINS
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After an arsonist set a fire that destroyed Saint's Delight Church of
Deliverance on March 14, the pastor - Bishop Evelyn S. Timmons -
said, "Somehow God's going to bring some good out of it."
l Maybe He has.
After "months of prayer and revelation," the congregation has
decided not just to build a better facility but to establish a center for
diversity management to fjpcus on such issues as racial and gender
bias, separatism ("separate but equal," but not really equal) and non
Although initially she didn't think so, Timmons now believes the
fire was motivated by racism and perhaps gender -? a view not shared
by K..R. West, assistant fire marshal. "We didn't find any indication it
was racially motivated," West said. " ,
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BY T. KEVIN WALKER
THE CHRONICLE -* '
The end of a long, hot summer came for most
of us last Thursday, the official first day of fall. It
came a day earlier for Winston-Salem State Uni- .
versity Chancellor Alvin Schexnider. j
After being dogged by detractors and questions I
over financial impropriety throughout the summer,
Schexnider appears to have weathered'the storm.
The university's board of trustees meeting came
and went last Wednesday without mention of the
much-anticipated "vote of confidence." Four mem- |
bers of the board's executive committee, led by ?
then-board chair Theodore Blunt, voted unani
mously to take a vote of confidence to the full
board at the meeting Wednesday, which was rescheduled from Sept. 17
because of Hurricane Floyd.
The executive committee's decision came after a state audit called into
question. Schexnider's use of public money in several instances over the past
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President gives refugees another year in U.S.
BY JERI YOUNG
THE CHRONICLE ____
On Monday. President Clinton granted Liberians
in the United States another reprieve from deportation. .
just one day before they were to lose their temporary
status as protected residents.
In the statement issued by the White House. Clin
ton said he directed Attorney General Janet Reno and
the Immigration and Naturalization Service to defer
deportations for one year in order to promote stability
in Liberia and West Africa.
Clinton approved a one-year "deferred enforced
departure" for Liberians. It differs from another exten
sion of temporary protected status but the practical
J impact for Liberians staying for another year - is the same.
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