YOUR BEST ADVERTISING MEDIA IN THE LUCRATIVE BLACK MARKET CALL 376-0496 __Price: 40 Cents Lead ^ ^mple’s Pre-Spring Crusade _ Story On Page 3A Engaging Denise Sea wood . ...An aerobics teacher Denise Seawood Is Beauty Of Week By Leri Grier Port SUIT Writer Denise Sea wood, 20’ knows what it takes to have a body that’rf in tip-top shape. Her daily routine erdte everywhere to cion stitute a healthy body and sound mind. The 1981 Harding High graduate has been an ae robics teacher for six years and has given aerobics shows at P. B. Scott’s. She entered the world of aerobics in 1978 at King’s Gym (now World Gym). “The program was only |15 a month when a friend -.and I first entered. Ae robics is something which comes natural for me. I prefer it, and I have stuck with it ever since,” Sea wood explained. Because she believes that life is open for all , opportunities, ane encour ages young people “to finish high school.” Sea wood, recruiter for Revelation School of Modeling, North Tryon Street, has been an ama teur body builder for three years and head cheerlead er for SedgefMd- Auto High School, Central Pied mont Community College and the Charlotte Chargers (now Carolina Storm football team). There’s a reason that she stays so busy. ”f try to stay busy as much as possible, because it takes away stress,: ten sion and yhu don’t worry about small problems When you’re busy, small problems don’t seem to burden you as muc^,” are her boy friend. “On March 1, v%will have feen to gether for one nptr. He didn't promise me the world or lend me on with a lot nf ,Ul| jiffi'S innkrrl for ,-loveatfrgpt it$B» can tell ' me’ afcnWTfcy fmpeflecp tions, and I can tell him about Mi,” she beamed. She admits that marriage is not in the picture pre sently. “My career is first, so my social life will have to wait.” Our beauty’s favorite pets were snakes named Cocaine Katie and Da mion. Both are dead now. “I used to date ‘Jake the Snake,’ professional wrestler, who threw Da » mion on my lap one time. I took him home, because he wouldn’t let go of me. Later on Jake gave me Cocaine Katie.” When it comes to music, she is inspired by Aretha 'franklin imd Angela Bo fill. "Their music tells a story about life, about me being a lover and being disappointed sometimes,” she remarked. Seawood’s hobbies in clude collecting antique clothes, make-up apptlca tfoo on-people and social izing. Her future ambi tions are to own a model ing school and be happy. “My mother always told me to use it (talent) before I lose It, because you only go through life one time,” she emphasised. Denise Seawood is the daughter of Otto and Rozella Seawood. Her brother is ao year-old Otto, III, and her fratern al twin sister is 30 year oid Deseree. Here March 17 In 19S4 Election Democrats To Increase Minority Participation Marriott To Begin Hiring In a cooperative arrange ment with the local Em ployment Security Com mission, the new Marriott City Center hotel in up town Charlotte will begin accepting applications for approximately 400 jobs on Monday, March 5. Marriott personnel direc tor Bob Mefford said Mar riott will advertise the po sitions in local newspapers beginning March 3. “We’re going to need people at all levels of hotel operations^ Mefford said, “from high-visibility cus —tomer contact' positions— such as the front desk, to waitresses, waiters, se curity, housekeeping, bell men, maintenance, re servations... the whole spectrum.” Under the terms of the arrangement, applicants will file applications be tween 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. week-days at the Employ ment Security Commis sion, 316 East Morehead Street, and will go through an initial screening be ing coordinated by ESC’s Merry Hartrick. ESC will then refer the best-quali fied applicants to Marriott for successive interviews. ' Applications will be ac cepted at ESC through March 31. Mefford said this hiring arrangement is unusual for hotels in general and for Marriott in particular. "We are doing the hiring this way in conjunction with ESC for the sale of efficiency due to a lack of office space in the uptown area and due to the con struction of the uptown transit man as an effort to reduce long lines in that part of town. We are also choosing this route as a result of the North Caro lina Employment Security Commission’s fine repu tation and our confidence in its ability to handle the task efficiently and ex pertly,’’ Mefford said.., Two beauty shop owners had to move their businesses elsewhere; the shoe store closed down. Who will pay for the damages at 1404 Beatties Ford Road - the owners or the tenants? The courts may have to decide. (Photo By Divine Re flections) “Dilapidated” Conditions Force Bi ‘nesses To Qose By Teresa Simmons Post Managing Editor On November 12 and 24, partial ceiling of the 1404 Beatties Ford Road build ing collapsed, forcing two of the three businesses within the structure to close. - Today, all three busi nesses, Northwest Beauty ette, Grier’s Shoe Shop and Romaine’s Beauty Rama have closed. Only Ro maine’s Beauty Rama con tinues at the Sunshine Beauty Center, 2523 N. Graham Street. The North west Beautyette has moved to 2004 Beatties Ford Rd. There’s no longer a Grier’s Shoe Shop. From the outside the building at 1404 looks intact, but on the inside, onlv rybbish re; mains. Equipment, according to the tenants, Mary White side, Mrs Thomas Grier and Romaine Worth, have mildewed or simply re ceived damage because of the caved-in ceiling. For tunately, Grier was able to sell some of the shoe re pair equipment. The owner of the build ing, Charlotte attorney Charles V. Bell, according to the tenants, was re peatedly contacted about the dilapidated condition of the building_“Both my husband and I called Mr. Bell. He knew about the building before the ceiHng fell. He always said he would fix it,” Mrs. Grier commented. “It started with a leak in the ceiling in the workii^ area and it ended up in the front area where the cu* tomers wait My husband called before November, and on November 11, the plaster came down and to did some of the concrete We were lucky It happened when it did ..when no one “Get-Oiit-The Vote* PSA% Available The DNC’s National Af firmative Action Program this week begins another phase toward-increasing minority participation in the 1984 presidential elec tion process. Democratic state part ies and organizations in states with substantial minority populations will receive brochures and radio announcements en couraging involvement in the primaries, caucuses and statewide elections. The brochure, tailored to each state, explain how to participate in the election process including: steps detailing how to become a delegate to the Democra tic National Convention. The New York, California, Arizona and Texas bro chures are also available in Spanish. Actor James Earl Jones encourages participation in this year’s presidential election on 30-second non partisan public service an nouncements recorded for the Democratic National Committee. Also available are partisan 30-second ra ffio spots urging listeners to make their choice for the Democratic nominee for President in the upcoming primaries and caucuses. “This is the most im portant election year this country has seen in 50 years. Our goal is to make sure everyone knows how to become politically ac tive,’’ explained Yolanda Caraway, Director of the National Affirmative Ac tion Program. “Ultimate ly, we want to make sure every eligible voter parti cipates in the 1984 elec tions.” All brochures and the PSA’s are available to or ganizations and the media upon request. The targeted states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Ari zona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mis sissippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Black Qiurch Leaden Endorse Jimmy Green Raleigh - The two high est ranking church leaders of the Disciples of the Church of Christ in North Carolina today jointly en dorsed Lt. Gov. Jimmy Green hi his bid to step up to the office of governor. Bishop M W. Johnson, the presiding bishop, and Bi ■bop A. L. Matthews, tbs vice bishop, gave their join* endorsement to the 17,000 members of the 93 Churches sf Christ In On Golds boro-Raleigh district Fred Rasheed fc NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Keynote Speaker *y Father’ Pest Staff Writer Fred M. Rasheed of New Jersey, will be the guest ■peeker at the Charlotte Chapter NAACP annual 7. Fraedom Fund banquet Rasheed is the national director of economic de velopment ft* the organ Hutton. He will apeak at Oe March 17 banquet in Mc Donald* Cafeteria. Tickets for the7p.m. event are ** mbs-****" —fi ti Wa^Hdf yiini a recipiaot Of tht Reginald |A fyj ■ . t . ' ■ f A H. Smith Community Law yer Fellowihip, which pro vided him the opportunity to teach Buatoaaa Law couriee at Rockhunt Col late Rasheed has broad expe rience in economic devel opment and minority busi nass enterprise He Has served on various' boards and advisory groups, and has published articles on minority business and eeo - Bomic development. * ■" Other events which will taka place at the banquet include awarding .seven certificates of appreciation to NAACP members, and acknowledging the induct ees into the NAACP * Hail of Fame. "People accepted into the Hall of Fame are Judged on good character, or « willingness to work ahealflshly in the areas of/ human and civil righto and,', also, on one or more out standing contribution* to the NAACP," Ms. Woodard revealed. Some of those contribu tions in the past included gainhw righto in education, Fred Ob Page UA ■

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