North Carolina Newspapers

    Roberts Recognized
TT-ayne a. Kooerts represented !
North Carolina in the first annual
National Distinguished Principals i
Program sponsored by the National
Association of Elementary School 1
Principals (NAESP) and the U.S. i
Departm jnt of Education. j
This program honors elementary
and middle school principals "who i
set the character and quality of <
education during the early school 1
years that shape children's future in
the classroom and in life," said 1
Secretary of Education Terrell \ H. 1
Roberts was selected by s
:ommittee of the state Principals'
Association usine guidelines estab
lished by the Department of Educa
tion and NAESP. On Oct. 12, he
oined honorees from other states in
Washington, D.C. for a White House
reception, consultation with national
education officials, and an awards
A native of Duplin Countv.
Roberts has been principal of
Davidson Elementary School for 18
years and is in his 28th year as a
principal. He holds a master's
degree in reading from Appalachian
State- University as well as a
bachelor's degree from Chapel Hill
and an Ed.S. degree from Peabody
College. Roberts has been active in
various professional and community
organizations during his career. He
is a past district governor of Lion's
International and has received the
Melvin Jones Fellows award for
humanitarion service.
Bonecrusher To Fight Again
After almost 12 rounds with world
heavyweight boxing champion Larry
Holmes, James "Bonecrusher"
Smith, of Duplin County, lost the
fight but gained respect as a worthy
The respect credited Bonecrusher
among boxing officials after the fight
k with Holmes allows the Magnolia
r native to continue in his quest to be
[ world heavyweight champion. Ac
cording to a recent article in the
Bonecrusher continues to train for
future fights that will lead him back
to another chance at the world title.
That change begins with a scheduled
fight March IS at the Riviera in Las
Vegas. His opponent is Tony Tubbs,
a top-10 contender. A victory in the
? next match would lead Bonecrusher
' to opponent Greg Page and the
World Boxing Association crown.
Bonecrusher, labeled as a worthy
opponent in the Holmes match, did
not have an easy time breaking into
competition. Bonecrusher, a late
bloomer, has been fighting only
three years ? turning pro at 28 years
of age. Managers and Bonecrusher
found his age to be a problem and
would say he was two years younger
than his true gge, Smith explained in
| the News and Observer interview.
Even the Holmes fight, Bonecrusher
was billed as 29 years of age when in
reality he was 31.
After only 15 fights, Bonecrusher
faced the world champion, who, in
his career, had fought 45 matches.
Bonecrusher attributed the fast pace
his career had taken to the top to his
; manager and hype.
"I think it was because I ran my
mouth so much," Smith commented
I in the News and Observer interview.
"It helped having my managers and
Emile. But I kept right on telling
anybody who would listen that 1 was
the best heavyweight puncher in the
world. I started believing it, they
started believing it.
"Yes, I had to convince myself.
But I was no different than Larry
Holmes when he started. He had to
convince himself. He heard that
stuff: 'You shouldn't. You can't.
Your legs are too skinny.' I heard it,
and I'd never had the benefit of
exposure, never had the attention
the Olympics bring.
"All made money by making
people mad," Smith said. "I won't
go that far. He hurt feelings, and
people paid to see it. Sure, what 1 do
is hype. At least part of it. Have you
ever applied for a job? Aren't you
selling yourself? Sure. But for me, it
stops when you're going to make
people mad. For Ali, there was no
"As far as King, promotors
buying 'class' goes, 1 don't know. 1
know I was the first with a college
degree to fight for a title. And since
so many people think boxing is
related to something evil, maybe
that was a reason. 1 want to be, hope
to be, associated with something
good. If I can help change the image,
I'd love it."
Bonecrusher and his wife and two
children reside in Harnett County
where he continues to train for the
March 15 fight.
J- V / /\
j /l
116 CENTER <ST. MO.t.^csovk, MT. OLIVE
I L/
<w <w """
? ? I
' almost
"FRFF" Two-Month
rniXH# supply
ofTldewfth the purchase of this
sWhtffp^ol Washer
Df*" ^ '
ia B?**o on MtimatM by m* manufacturer
of Tid* on* Doa of tomtfy SiZ* Tid* it
onoughlor almost two months under nor
m*I um lor on av*r?g* family of lour
Model LA5500XK Automatic Washer
with Large Capacity Performance
FEATURES: 4 Automatic Washing Cycles -
NENT PRESS & SOAK ? Water-Saving Load
Size Selector - EXTRA SMALL. MEDIUM &
LARGE ? 3 Wash/Rinse Water Temp Selections -
Super SURGILATOR* agitator ? Easy-Clean Lint
Filter ? Automatic Cool-Down Care ? Plus More!
s $39995
Model LE/G5700XM Automatic Dryer
with Large Capacity Performance
INCLUDES: 3 Temperature Selections - HIGH,
LOW & AIR ? 5 Drying Cycles - LIGHT MEDIUM,
? TUMBLE PRESS* Control ? Special KNIT Set
ting ? Automatic Cool-Down Care ? Extra-Large
Lint Screen ? Sound-Insulated 180? Swing Door ?
Plus More!
r $329?s
ill II I ? I I
90 Days Same As Cash. Payments deferred 90 days or no down
payment with approved credit.
?1.1111'1 wiwiwwmimmmmmmmmbmmmmmmmi
Page Home Appliances/Inc.
313 North Front Street Warsaw 293-3134
For Your Valued Patronage During Our First Year... And Now To Celebrate Our
We're Going To Do What We Have Been Doing All Year Long... Offering You Everyday Low, Low Prices!
NO gNMj?s Hi Mattress Sets
On Living Room, to ^
Dining Room, Ml I II lOFF Off
Bedroom & 2 Piece Sets Start At
Accessory items ^Hi RETAIL
???Ask Our Salesmen About Many items Even Below Our Regular Prices r
Register For free Door Prizes
No Purchase Neccessary-Do Not Have To Be Present To Win
? Sleeper Sofa * Recliner ? Mattress Set * Oak Porch Rocker * Pictures * Lamp
Drawing, Sat., Fab. 9th
UAII If VC Furniture
nifVI A w Warehouse
735-9528 open tin 9 pm Hwy 70 LaCrange 566-3172

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view