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Vol.XXXVUINo.47 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -falijRSDAY, July 19, 2012
Photo by Todd Luck
Delegates (from left) Rev. Ryan Eller, Larry Johnson, Susan Campbell, DD. Adams, Rev. Paul Lowe and Albert Porter
pose with a cut-out of President Barack Obama at the local Democratic headquarters.
Local DNC delegates ready to
stand with President Obama
BY TODD LUCK
Forsyth County Democrats will be
among the sea of 6,000 delegates on the
convention floor when the Democratic
National Convention kicks off in
Charlotte in September.
Elected by local Democratic parties,
delegates represent the votes cast by the
greater pubic in primary. At the conven
tion, they will cast paper ballots to offi
cially elect the party's nominee -
President Barack Obama.
During the four-day convention, dele
gates will take part in various workshops
and hear from a litany of speakers. Party
faithful and movers and shakers are tradi
Stale Rep. Larry Womble will serve as
a delegate at the Charlotte DNC.
tionally selected as delegates. But Forsyth
?ounty Democratic Party Chair Susan
Campbell said an increased interest due to
the Convention's in-state location, made it
difficult to choose delegates.
"EveryiJody deserves to go," she said.
"It's a reward for you for all the work you
do all the time to get to go to the national
convention and, unfortunately, the compe
tition was too great for everybody to get to
Delegates at district and state
Democratic conventions sorted through
hundreds of nominees to select the state's
158 national delegates. To get picked,
those vying for the coveted spots have to
See Delegates on AS
REASONS TO SMILE
Dental services roll into homeless shelters,
BY LAYLA GARMS
A local church provided free dental services to
those most in need last
Community Serve, an
annual outreach program of
Calvary Baptist Church,
deployed a mobile dental
station to several locations,
including the Bethesda
Center for the Homeless,
Samaritan Ministries, the
Mission, the Salvation
Army's Center of Hope and
the church's Southside
Photos by Layla C arms
See Dentist on A6 Meleah Chatham works on a patient in the mobile unit last week.
Photos by Lay la Garrrn
Clockwise from top: Jaden Hedgepeth, Jonathan Haggler,
Jashun Jackson and Caleb Clement take part in a lab.
Camp gives kids chance to test
Eleven year-old Kyrah Henderson never imagined that
she'd be interested in crime scene investigation, but after two
days in an innovative forensics camp at Winston-Salem State
University, the rising seventh grader said she is beginning to
change her mind.
Kyrah, an avid dancer, said she was turned off by some ele
ments of the job. until she heard Kemersville Police Detective
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morning at the first
ever CSI Summer
Camp, an offering of
Pre?C oI Ie g e
"I just thought it
was always kind of
gross with all the
blood, but it seemed
like he really
enjoyed it," she said
of forensics. "He got
deep into it, so I was .
from Tucker, who
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Joseph Baker (left) with
Dr. Vincent Snipes.
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ing seventh and eighth graders in the camp, Kyrah, a student at
Paisley IB Magnet Middle School, said she is now considering
becoming a detective herself.
"I wanted to be a lawyer when I grow up but I've been
inspired by this program to become a detective like Officer
Tucker," she remarked. "He was talking about the body lan
guage ... I thought it was very cool how he interviewed the
Joseph Baker, who has led WSSU's MSEN for the last year,
said the program aims to expose young people to a variety of
fields so they can make an informed decision about their career
path before they get to college. The students who took part in
CSI Camp benefitted from a wealth of high end equipment and
a rare opportunity to see what crime scene investigation is real
ly all about, Baker said.
"Our goal is to have a plethora of these camps if for no
other reason than to give these kids opportunities," he said.
"We're definitely trying to bridge the gap between minorities
and STEM majors, but if they don't (choose a STEM career), it
See CSI on A5
Photo by Todd Luck
The 23 members of
High School's first
who passed away in
the fifty years since
last weekend during
the Class of 1962's
first ever reunion.
Read more on page
Homegrown immigrants' rights group making waves
BY LAYLA GARMS
A new grassroots organization is
aiming to take the Triad by storm by
building upon an ever-growing move
El Cambio, which is Spanish for
"The Change," has been pushing issues
like immigrants' rights since it was
founded in Yadkin County in 2010.
At the helm of the volunteer-led
organization is Wooten Gough, 21, who
is part Hispanic. He took up the cause
shortly after celebrating his graduation
from Forbush High School in East
Bend. Graduation day. for Gough, a
native of Winston-Salem, was a happy
See El t'ambto on AS
Photo by Lay la Garms
El Cambio Founder Wooten Gough (center) with organizers Moises Serrano
and Valeria Cobos.
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