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upward
Bound
to hold
reunion
BY FELECIA P MCMILLAN. PH. D
I Ml i HRONICLE
"Upward Bound has a rich
heritage. We have not had all
successes, but during the early
years of the program, before the
government said we had to go
co-ed, we exposed the young
men to various experiences in
hopes that somebody would
catch the
spirit and
keep
going
upward
bound
wherever
they
would
go." said
the late
Dr. W.
Archie
Blount. Having served as the
first director of Upward Bound
program from 1965-1971.
BJount addressed Upward
Bound alumni at the first
reunion held in 1994 to cele
brate the years 1965-1993.
When Dr. Kenneth R. Williams
called
I R Iniinf
i;i ??" jt
Hymes
into his
office in
1964 to
tell him
about
this new
program
from the
Office of
Econom
Sfowe
I I
Opportunity (OEO) under the
authority of Title IV of the
Higher Education Act, Win
ston-Salem State University
was the only state college with
an'Upward Bound program.
Following the tenure of Dr.
Blount. Pansy Reddick. Biffie
Watts and Addie Hymes served
Js directors of the WSSU
Upward Bound program.
Addie Hymes directed the
WSSU program from 1975 to
Sec Upward on A4
inousands expected for lom Joyner
Popular radio personality will be here for two days
BY COURTNEY GAILLARD
THI CHRONICLE
The "Tom Joyner Sky Show!" is
making a stop in Winston-Salem dur
ing the upcoming National Blaek The
atre Festival. Joyner. the "Fly Jock."
along with J. Anthony, Miss Dupree,
Sybil and the whole crew will spend
two days in Winston-Salem beginning
on Aug. 7 when the Lawrence Joel
Coliseum will also host the 97.1 QMG
Pre-Sky Show party from 11 p.m to 5
a.m.
Thousands are expected to line up
for free tickets to the show and enjoy
live entertainment, food, fun and
games in the west parking lot of the
coliseum. The Pre Sky Show Party
will also include performances by the
Union Baptist Church Praise Team.
Iris Kelly. Just Patrick. Envision and
I
Kem.
"While people are waiting (in line
for tickets) we're going to entertain
them. We're going to set a Gaines
Book of World Record for the largest
Cha Cha Slide and Electric Slide
dance line since we'll have so many
people out there in the parking lot,"
said Linda Greenwood, promotions
director for QMG.
Joyner and crew will then broad
cast their morning radio show live
from the coliseum on Friday, Aug. 8.
from 6-10 a.m. Musical guest WAR
will also be on hand to lend their
sounds for the event.
Chuck Vestal, events services coor
dinator at the Joel Coliseum, says they
are expecting to fill more than 5.0(H)
seats for the Sky Show broadcast. Peo
ple will be let in until capacity is
See Joyner on A10
KRT Pholo
Tom Joyner speaks to millions of Americans every week.
I
Cuttin' Up
Photo by Kevin Walker
Parrel Scales was one of
the many volunteers at
Saturday's Lantern of Hope
event, which was held in
Corpening Plaza. While
other volunteers helped
young people design color
ful lanterns and manned a
variety of activity stations,
Scales made sure that
there was enough sweet
watermelon to go around
for the hundreds of people
who came out. Scales
sliced more than a dozen
melons on Saturday.
Lanterns of Hope is an
annual racial solidarity
event. See more pictures
from the event on page CI.
Robinson: police
lowering bar to
recruit more blacks
Chief says allegations "unfounded"
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
AND PAUL COLLINS
THE CHRONICLE
The _jnost controversial
member of the City Council is
stirring
emotions
again.
Vgrnon
So b i n
ion drew
>> i f t
tyjndem
iTat ions
last week
from the
police
chief and
Davis
nis col
leagues on the council after he
alleged that the police depart
ment was lowering the bar in
order to recruit more black
officers.
Robinson's allegations
were aimed at a 60-year-old
man who was among a group
of mostly twenty-somethings
who graduated front Basic
Law Enforcement Training
Friday. Robinson claims the
man, who is black, did not
meet firearm handing snm^ .
dards, but was was given a
break because the department
is desperate to add more
minorities to its ranks.
Robinson - who is also
African American - made the
allegations as he is in the mid
dle of a campaign to replace
Rep. Richard Burr in the U.S.
House. Robinson is among
several Republicans who hope
to win the party's nomination
before the November 2004
general election.
As a member of the City
Council, Robinson has been
adamant about his disap
proval of any type of affirma
tive action program. He regu
larly argues to strike down city
efforts to include minority and
women-owned businesses in
See Police "it A9
File Ptnuo
Vernon Robinson works the crowd at annexation public
hearing at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
Web site redesigned
with readers in mind
New Chronicle site developed by Wake students
CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT
4-Over the past several
months. The Chronicle's Web
site - www.wschronicle.com
- has reshuffled and fine
tuned. It is now up and run
ning and-beggii?g-for visitors
and reader feedback.
The new Chronicle site
has been up for about month
and already receives hundreds
of visitor hits each week. The
site is winning praise for its
jjimplified design. The main
page of the site is actually an
electronic, interactive version
of the newspaper's front page.
Readers can not only read the
week's top stories but also see
much of the paper's design
and layout
"When people go online to
read The Chronicle, we want
to give them just that - The
Chronicle," said T. Kevin
Walker, managing editor. "We
did not want to present our
stories and important copimu
nity announcements in a for
mat that our readers were not
familiar with*
The Chronicle first went
online last year as part of
nationwide network of
African American newspa
pers. This year. The Chronicle
decided to leave the network
*?Wherrp0trgd ~ *
online to read The
Chronicle, we want to
\ give them just that -
The Chronicle."
- T. Kevin $alker,
managing editor
to explore options that would
allow the paper to have more
control over the look and con
tent of its site. The Chronicle
also wanted to work with a
local company to design the
site. The company that
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