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THE CHARLOTTE POST - Thursday, September 19, 1985 " " Price- 40 Ce
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Some people pray for more thing*
th—Onytr* willing to work for.
bought supplies to repair the Potts’
home, the labor being provided free
by the West Charlotte Optimist Club
and with the remaining funds, we
(board of directors) will place the
remaining money in an interest
bearing trust fund.”
’' . "In addition to the 134,000 raised
we’re also looking for an additional
96,000 to come in from pledges that
were made at the time of tbs radio
thon,” figured Thornton. Thornton
also commented that people are still
coming off the streets every day
with pledges. “This project was a
true community effort."
Explaining that the trust fund will
be designed to supplement what the
Potts’ fixed income and social ser
j vices does not take care of, Thornton
added^’Due to the money raised,
the Potts shouldn’t have to worry
about money anymore. They won’t
p Wth the financlal^needs of the
•ttove to have'^Jte \
.c rtionist because the records are
open to the public.”
Pulling off a venture of this
magnitude took a lot of Assistance
from people who cared aud those
assisting Thornton and who mads up
the board of directors included:
Phyllis Lynch. Dr. JdUdred Baxter
Davis, Rev. Bob, Walton, State Re
presentative Jim Richardson, City
Council Ron Deeper, radio persona
lity Ray Gooding. Chatty Hatty, Jo
Ann Graham. Tom Sowell, William
Ferguson, and Pete Cunningham.
Data on the educational attain
ment of the labor force are bnaed on
information collected In the Current
Population Survey. The GPS Is a
monthly nationwide sample survey
of households In which respondents
K* asked about the employment
•ptua of each person M years old
and over in the honsshatd. The
March data sariea on educational
attainment are tabulated for the
population 33 to M years of age by '
the number of years of formal
schooling completed. Other Mgh
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By Jalyne Strong
Post Staff Writer
Planning to graduate in 1966, Lisa
Midgett, a senior at UNCC, says the
prospect of life after college
“doesn’t frighten" her. “I’m al
ways trying to think cfriead any
way," she assures. "I know there
will be more obligations put upon me
but I’m really looking forward to
seeing what I can do. It’s going to be
a challenge,” she acknowledges,
“and I love challenges.”
That’s not Idle chatter from this
20-year-old coed from New York
City, who’s handling the double
majors of accounting and business
at college. Lisa is an objective
oriented young lady with thought out
goals in step ladder sequence.
Beginning with her desire to earn
straight A’i this semester, her goals
build on themselves. As she de
scribes, “I plan to attend graduate
school for an MBA. Then, I’d like to
work for a prosperous accounting
firm. Finally, my long range goal is
to own a business. “
Lisa came by this achiever at
titude through the encourage
ment of her mother, Dorothy
Midgett, the person Lisa says she
most admires. “Every goal I’ve
heard my mother set, she has gone
on to accomplish," Lisa relates.
“Nothing stops her from reaching
her objectives. But she doesn’t run
over anyone in the process, which is
importaaL She’s always done
anything she’s set her mind to do
without neglecting any of her other
responsibilities, such as her fami
ly.” . r ’
what also propels Lisa to suc
ceed is the thought at phasing her
father. Cedi Mdgett, a man whom
she describes as apt much for
talking about Ms emotfom How
ever. "his feelings come across,V
says Lisa, "and he’s a reason I try So
hard. To see Mm saOe makes it all
worthwhile."
Aside from her parents, Lisa
taams surrounded by support net
works. She mentioap-that her oldor
brother, Emery Rirtse. and sister,
Cynthia Part#e,4an be counted on to
lend theta- glhiemnsp "We've al
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also.Xisa has bar sorority iletup,'
Jfce became a member at Delta
Mgma Theta Sorority soon after
arriving at UNCC and Usa says that
step smoothed ovor bar transition to
college life. "Throt*! the organ!sa
il on, I’ve met so many unique girls
at school and also older women
outside the community who have
impressed me," she claim*
"When 1 jollied the sorority. I
became more Involved in events at
school and more interested In extra
activities. Plus, Deltas are doing
things beyond the college level. I
plan to be active In the sorority for
the rest of my life.”
Lisa contends that the Deltas
additionally helped her learn to
communicate more effectively.
“I'm better able to express my
self and show my feelings,” she
explains. “Also, I've become more
open.”
In describing herself, Lisa does
confess to essentially still being
“shy and very private." Her most
positive quality, she’s decided, is
“my ability to accept people for
what they are and seeing them for
what they can do.”
For enjoyment, this week’s beauty
listens to music, “every opportuni
ty I get ” Lisa emphasizes. “Prince
is ffly ravbrite artist,” she notes.
Prince’s lyrics set to his unique type
of music is what Lisa finds most
Intriguing. "Earth, Wind and Fire is
my all time favorite group,” she
adds, noting that the older record
ings of this band are the type of
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Culp Predicts:
“Hot Mayoral Contest”
To Effect Turnout
By Audrey C. Lod&to
Post Starf Writer
Tuesday, September 24, is pri
mary time in Charlotte. Although
elections supervisor Bill Culp does
not make official voter turnout pre
dictions until after absentee ballots
are tabulated, he was willing to
make a general prediction on Tues
day’s primary for The Post.
“We anticipate somewhere in the
neighborhood of 15-20 percent of
registered Democrats, and 20-25
percent of Republicans will vote in
the primary,” he stated. He attri
buted the difference in party turn
out to the ‘hot mayoral contest” for
Republicans and to the fact that they
have three District races to be
decided.
If you are registered as either a
Democrat or a Republican, you are
eligible to vote in that party’s pri
mary. Unaffiliated voters may not
vote in party primaries.
Democrats will have three con
tests to decide: who their mayoral
candidate will be, their 4th District
City Council candidate, and four at
large City Council candidates.
Republicans will choose a mayor
«* coiiuiuaic, aiiu uiiy Louncu can
didates for Districts 4, 5, and 7.’
In the mayoral race. Democrats
have incumbent Mayor Harvey
Gantt and his opponent, southwest
Charlottean James Baldwin, who
describes himself as •‘the voice of a
political minority." Tuesday will
show how well Baldwin was able to
organize a grassroots campaign
against a popular incumbent-a
tough battle for anyone.
Democratic candidates for the 4th
District are Roy Matthews and
Huey Rowe-Anders on.
The five at-large Democratic
candidates, of which four will be
chosen, are A1 Rousso, Cyndee
Patterson, Ricky B. Reed, Vic
Bell, and Mike Stenhouse.
The Republicans will choose be
tween Sue Myrick and Dave
Berryhill for their mayoral candi
date to face the Democratic winner
in November.
In the 4th District, Dennis Beasley
and Jim Hawks are the two choices.
The 5th District will decide between
Ann Hammond and Stan Campbell,
while 7th District voters'will choose
between Paul Juneau and Gloria
Fenning. ,y
Because only four Republicans
are running (or at-large seats, there
will be no primary needed to eli
minate any.
If you’re like me, you may know
Democrats seek Funds To
Meet Two-Party Challenge
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Basically, the Renaissance Chib
will provide income through Its SlOO
rnembership dues, tor which mem
bars will be wined end dined at
dinners and receptions several
times throughout the year. SUM*
hopes to draw high-ranking Demo
crats in government to those re
ceptions The Raatiasanca Club is
slated to gel off the ground with a
See DEMOCRATS Om Page >OA
where you go to vote but not what
precinct number or district you
belong to. If that’s the case, this
listing of voting placings should
help.
DISTRICT!
Cochrane Junior High, Precinct 3;
See CL'LP PREDICTS On Page I0A
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Mayor Harvey Gfcntt
-Seek* reelectlon
Lk*. And Mrs. Webber
To Host Reception
For Mayor Gantt
By Audrey C. Lodato
Pott Staff Writer
A reception honoring Mayor Har
vey Gantt will be held Saturday,
September 21, from 5-8 p.m at the
home of Dr Spurgeon Webber, 4200
Hyde Park Drive.
.Al Glover, coordinator of the
affair, is enthusiastic about the sup
port Gantt is receiving. "Everyone
is making themselves a committee
of-one to help Mayor Gantt,”
Glover reports. "Black leaders are
all rallying to support him.”
But support for the Mayor has a
broader base than Just the Charlotte
black community.
Featured at the reception will be a
guest appearance by State Attorney
General Lacy H. Thornburg and his
wife; a performance by pianist Carl
Moore, who is flying in from New
York on Saturday (he will be on tow
at the Charlotte City Club); a three
piece jazz combo; and comestibles
by Beverly Pagan, who recently
catered a reception for Governor
Jim Martin.
The menu will include such good
ies as carved tenderloin, crab and
shrimp molds, and an assortment of
cheeses, among others.
uonauons tor tne event, by which
Glover hopes to raise $6,000 for
Gantt’s campaign, are $15 a person
Among the sponsors of the recep
tion are Rep. and Mrs. Howard
Barnhill, Councilman and Mrs.
Charlie Dannelly, Councilman and
Mrs Ron Leeper, Senator and Mrs.
Melvin Watt, at-large candidates
Vic Bell and his wife, Mr. and Mrs.
„ D G Martin. Vivian Williams. Mr.
and Mrs James Wall, Michael Todd,
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Stout, Dr.
Parthenia B Richardson, James K
Polk, Mr and Mrs John Mc
Donald, Mr. and Mrs, Prank
McCain, Mattie Mitchell. Regan
Miller, Nasif Majeed, Dr. and Mrs.
Thomas Mack, Bill and Tina Jordan
Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Jolwaon, Mr.
and Mrs. Ronald L. Harper, Mr. and
Mrs. Zoel Hargraves, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Griffin, Linwood Fount, Mr.
and Mrs. James Ferguson, Theree
saa Elder, Dr. Gloria Duv„n Rev
and Mrs. C. E. Dewberry, Dr, '
Mildred Baxter Davis. Mr. and Mrs
Joseph Crosby, Dorothy Crockett,
Dr. William Crawford, Mr. andP*
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