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In The NCLM
Vol. l5,No. 18 Thursday, October 5,1989
THE AWARD-WINNING "VOICE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY"
Martin Wants Equal Time On Radio
At a press conference Tuesday,
District 2 city council candidate
Hoyle Martin verbally attacked
County Commissioner Bob Wal
ton, City Councilman Charlie
Dannelly and N.C. Senator Jim
Richardson for misusing radio
Walton, Dannelly and Rich
made an ap
WPEG FM 98's
program to talk
to restore power
elected officials were stroking
each other more so than com
menting on the fine work of
Duke Power Company," Martin
Martin faces Dannelly Tues
day in the Democratic primary.
It was postponed from Sept. 26
because of storm damage.
In a prepared statement, Mar
tin said It was agreed at a Tues
day Morning Breakfast Forum
meeting that one of the three of
ficials should contact the radio
station for Increased coverage.
'With Murphy's approval, the
the trio Immediately went to the
station and used the opportunity
to get a free political plug for
Dannelly," Martin's statement
"Many have already expressed
gratitude at the effort that Duke
and Its work force made to bring
the city as a whole back on line.
"I want equal time," Martin
Dannelly dismissed Martin's
charges as unfounded.
"At a time of catastrophe ...
(It's) sad that someone would
take such a narrow, negative
view of the situation," Dannelly
said. "I take serving my constit
uents seriously as do Commis
sioner Walton and Senator
"We (as elected officials) re
ceived a lot of calls prior to that
Information session. It was felt
that something like that was ne
cessary. It came about as a result
of a suggestion that was made
during a meeting with Duke*
Power official Fred West.
'This Is so thoughtless of my
opponent, who was present
when the suggestion was made
initially," Dannelly said. "He
didn't ask any questions at that
time and he hasn't done a thing
to help the constituency (west-
"Just as he hasn't done a thing
to help the people of this city de
spite all his years of city service.
As far as I'm concerned, the pub
lic response to us was very good
and that's sufficient Justifica
tion for what we were doing."
Walton sees the question of
equal time as a crucial point
that must be clarified.
"We are elected offlc,'als with
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Hoyle Martin, center, and his campaign manager Dewitt Reid, left, answer questions from a local TV reporter Tuesday
Bakker Supporters Say 'Treat Him Fairly"
By WINFRBD CROSS
Post Staff Writer
When a Christian brother has
fallen, you give him support, not
criticism, said Deanna Smith,
president and founder of the In
ternational Christian Women's
That's why Smith, some
friends and members of the
ICWF, an outreach ministry,
travelled from Florida to Char
lotte recently. They said former
PTL leader Jim Bakker, on trial
for 23 counts of fraud and one
count of conspiracy,-. Is still part
of the body of Christ (the Chris
tian church) and needs support.
"We sat back as long as we
could. But when we saw them
take him out of the court room
that day, then we saw we had to
put our faith Into action because
no one was doing an5rthlng,"
Smith was referring to the day
Bakker suffered a nervous
breakdown and was led hand
cuffed from the U.S. Federal
courthouse on West Trade Street
He was taken to Butner Hospital
outside of Durham for psychiat
ric evaluation, postponing his
trail for a week.
"When he broke down the
world should not have been sur
prised. He's human and anyone
can buckle under pressure,"
Smith said. "Jesus fell under the
cross. That represents pressure.
Are we any better than Him?
At press time, the jury had be
gun deliberating Bakker's Fate.
If convicted, Bakker could face a
fine of up to $5 million and up to
120 years In prison.
According to Smith, the Issue
Is not whether Bakker is Inno
cent or guilty, but that Chris
tians need to support each other
In times of need.
"At this point it doesn't matter.
He repented. He asked for for
giveness. We have a knowledge
along with Jim Bakker that he
Ruth Flummer, Patricia Plununer and Ivey Van aing praises for Jim Bakker
did make some mistakes. We
know the Lord chastise his own
and what's right he will repay,"
Smith said. Let the strong bear
the Infirmities of the weak.
What I want to know is where
are the strong?"
The strong Smith referred to
are the ministers and TV evan
gelists that she said have aban
doned Bakker. She sent a letter
to such evangelists as Oral Rob
erts, Jimmy Swaggart, Pat Ro
binson, Kenneth Copeland and
Robert Tilton. She said she got
little. If any, response.
"(It's) because of greed. It’s be
cause of fear. They are alraid of
losing their following." Smith
said. "If they have fear then they
don't have faith In God.
"They preach love. They
preach healing, yet they are still
living In fear. They won’t come
out of the closet," Smith said.
Smith and her members sang
songs of praise, and passed out
ribbons that read "Enough Is
enough. Let mercy and justice
prevail for Jim and Tammy."
They also circulated a petition
that will be sent to Attorney
General Richard Thornburgh In
case Bakker Is found guilty.
"We plan to go all the way to
Washington, whatever It takes,"
The ICWF was founded In 1984
by Smith, who Is an evangallst.
The organization is based In
Oviedo, Fla. and is made up of
Christian women from all de
nominations. Smith said the or
ganization feeds the hungry,
clothes the needy, has street and
prison ministries and drug and
"Everything that Jesus did,
that's what we're about," Smith
Smith's husband Is president
of the International Christian
Greekfest Riot To Be Studied
'fhe Associated Press
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) _
Tw(7 black students, a retired FBI
agent and two former congress
men are among the members of a
commission named by City
Council to study Greekfest riot
ing over the Labor Day weekend.
The 17-member commission,
which Is expected to hold a series
of public hearings, also will
made recommendations for
dealing with the expected return
of thousands of black students
next Labor Day.
'We simply asked them to re
view what happened this year
and make recommendations for
next year,” Mayor Meyera
Oberndorf said Monday In an
nouncing the makeup of the pan
Members of City Council unan
imously approved the members
of the commission, which was
given no formal charge and no
firm deadline to make its report.
"We wanted to give them a
chance to set their own guide
lines," Ms. Oberndorf said.
The Justice Department and
the Senate Armed Services Com
mittee also are Investigating the
two nights of rioting and looting
that resulted In 158 arrests and
$1.8 million In damage to the re
Police and students have ac
cused each other of provoking
the violence and black leaders
have accused the city of racism.
The Greekfest end-of-summer
revelry has attracted thousands
of students, most from predomi
nantly black colleges In the
East, for the past several years.
Members of the commission
are former Reps. Thomas N.
Downing, D-lst, and G. William
Whitehurst, R-2nd; Frederick
sburg Mayor Lawrence A. Da
vies; Norfolk State University
President Harrison B. Wilson;
retired FBI agent Jack Wagner;
Dr. E.E. Brickell, former super
intendent of schools In Virginia
Beach and chairman of the com
mission; Fred Napolltano. presi
dent of the Hampton Roads
Chamber of Commerce; James
Capps, president of the Virginia
Beach Hotel-Motel Association;
Dr. Mark L. Chadwin, president
of the Urban League of Hampton
Roads; Andrew Fine, president
of Runnymede Corp; Virginia
Beach lawyer Thomas R. Frantz;
James A. Daniels, assistant
principal of Azalea Gardens
Middle School In Norfolk; Janet
Ballard, alumni affairs director
for Virginia Union University;
Wanda Reilly, student body pres
ident at Hampton University;
student Darnell Miller, presi
dent of the Pan Hellenic Council
at Old Dominion University; Dr.
Susan Sadler, a psychologist;
and Joan John, a Virginia Beach
Maynard Jackson Becomes Mayor Of Atlanta Once Again
Habitat In Town
Habitat For Humanity will be
building five houses In 24 hours
on October 14. Hugo has slowed
down the mailing of Invitations
for the "Raising The Roof party,
the Habitat Charlotte celebra
tion on the evening of October
14 at One First Union Lobby.
Twenty restaurants will supply
tastes of Charlotte. Wine, beer
and Pepsi will be available.
Three bands - Jim brock and
The Montuno Jazz Orchestra,
Smitty Flynn and The Riveras,
and Marla Howell and The 7th
Street Band -- will provide mu
sic for the evening.
if you are Interested In attend
ing, please call the Habitat Of
fice at 376-2054 or come that
evening. Checks will be accept
ed at the door for admittance, all
"Raise The Roof events on Sat
urday, October 14, will be held as
Former Atlanta Mayor May
nard Jackson recaptured the Job
he reluctantly left eight years
ago, while Mississippi's attor
ney general was shocked by two
lesser-known candidates In a
special congressional election.
In Cleveland, voters took the
first steps Tuesday toward re
placing popular Mayor George
Volnovlch, who Is stepping aside
to seek the Republican nomina
tion for governor. The city coun
cil president and a state senator
took the top two places In a may-
oral primary, boosting them
Into the Nov. 7 general election.
Phoenix re-elected Its Incum
bent Democratic Mayor Terry
Goddard but rejected the down
town baseball stadium he want
ed. And Albuquerque, N.M.,
Mayor Ken Schultz lost his bid
to become the first mayor to be
elected to back-to-back terms
since the city switched to a
mayor-council form of govern
ment 15 years ago.
In Atlanta, Jackson over
whelmed City Councilman Ho-
sea Williams and four little-
known candidates to recapture
the Job he relinquished to An
drew Young in 1982. The law
prohibited both men from seek
ing a third consecutive term, and
Young Is weighing a race for gov
ernor next year.
'Tonight, Atlanta has given me
a mandate. A mandate to fulfill
the promise of our great city,"
Jackson told about 2,500 cheer
ing supporters. "The future of At
lanta began tonight. A city
whose heart Is stronger and
whose mind Is sharper begins to
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