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Break-through performers The area’s winter athletes have worked and waited throughout the fall and finally are ready to hit the hardwood, mash foes on the mats and splash to success in the pool. Don’t miss our indepth Winter Sports Guide with stories, photos and schedules of the basketball, wrestling and swimming teams at the 16 high schools in the Enterprise circulation area. Inside today!
HIGH POINT – Lois Powell remembers the days when E. Washington Drive served as the social and economic hub for the African-American community in High Point. Powell, founder of the Washington Drive Resource and Enrichment Center, and others will recall those days this weekend as they try to assist the city of High Point’s efforts to restore the Washington Drive area. The Washington Drive Resource & Enrichment Center, located at 607 E. Washington Drive, will host “Tracing Our Roots: Recapturing the Legacy of High Point’s
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Lois Powell, Washington Drive Resource and Enrichment Center founder, talks about the area’s history. Washington Drive” at 4 p.m. Saturday. E. Washington Drive, which the city’s planning and zoning commission recently changed to Washington Street, is part of the city’s Washington Drive District plan that aims at restor-
ing the historic area. Noting how vibrant E. Washington Drive was many years ago, Powell called the plan “very important.” “I just hope that it would become a reality
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High Point police are investigating an armed robbery at the Skeet Club Grocery Store Wednesday morning.
Robbery suspect soughts, schools locked down BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – A 23-year-old store clerk from Archdale was shot twice Wednesday morning at Skeet Club Grocery in High Point. Police identified the clerk Wednesday evening as Waqar Gilani. His condition was unknown at Moses Cone Hospital, according to police. A hospital spokesman declined Wednesday to release the condition of Gilani. At 11:02 a.m., High Point police received a call that a possible armed robbery was in progress at the Skeet Club Grocery Store, located at 1533 Skeet Club Road. The caller advised police that gunshots had been heard. Police received an additional call stating that someone had been shot. When police arrived on the scene, they found the clerk had been shot twice. EMS transported
Rep. Laura Wiley, R-Guilford, announced Friday she won’t seek another term after her third one expires at the end of next year in the 61st State House District. The district, which includes parts of High Point, Jamestown and southwest Guilford County, is Republican-leaning. No Democrat has sought the seat since it was redrawn for the 2002 election based on results of the last census. Wiley is the lone High Point resident in the 170-member N.C. General Assembly.
the clerk to Moses Cone Hospital where he underwent surgery. WXII-TV reported that the store’s owner identified the victim as his nephew. Police said the store was robbed by two black males in their late teens or early 20s who were last seen running northbound behind the store. It’s unknown exactly what was taken during the robbery, according to police. Witnesses told police the suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts. Police didn’t announce any arrests in the shooting as of press time Wednesday. As police searched for the men, Southwest High, Middle and Elementary schools locked all exterior doors and brought all students and faculty inside around 11:10 a.m. Classes carried on as usual inside the buildings, with the lockdown being lifted around 11:40 a.m, said Haley Miller, a Guilford County Schools spokes-
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Local detectives sift through recycling bin at scene of shooting. woman. At the time of the shooting, Terry Albright was working at Husqvarna Triad Lawn & Garden, which is adjacent to Skeet Club Grocery in a small shopping center called Parrish Plaza. Albright said he didn’t hear any gunshots fired. “I was over here doing something with a customer, and all of a sudden half of the police department, rescue squad and TV
cameras are here,” Albright said. “I was surprised. We never have any problems around here.” Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call High Point Crimestoppers at 889-4000 or Detective Melanie Leonard at 887-7877. Staff Writer Paul Johnson contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3657
Third Republican files to replace Wiley BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – Less than a week after Rep. Laura Wiley, RGuilford, announced she wouldn’t seek another term next year, the field to replace her in the 61st State House District already has become crowded. High Point businessman Gerald T. Grubb announced Wednesday he will enter the Republican race for the 61st House District, becoming the third GOP candidate to declare this week. High Point city councilman John Faircloth and Phoenix Academy charter
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school board Chairman Paul Norcross announced Monday that they will run as Republicans for the district seat. The Republican nominee will be decided in Grubb the May 4 primaries. Grubb and Norcross are making their first bids for public office. The winner of next November’s general election will assume the seat when the N.C. General Assembly convenes for the 2011 session in January 2011. Wiley said she will serve through her current term at the end of next
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year in the Republican-leaning district. No Democrat has run for the seat since it was redrawn for the 2002 election. Grubb, who has lived in the district for more that 40 years, is the owner/broker of Southern Cross Mortgage Co. He has operated the business for the past 12 years. Grubb said he has begun to organize his election team. He said he wants to serve 61st House District constituents by being an “active listener.” Grubb and his wife, Patty, are longtime members of Green Street Baptist Church. email@example.com | 888-3528
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Panel to discuss Tasers in schools ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT
HIGH POINT – Two local law enforcement officials will participate at noon today in a discussion about the use of stun guns in the public schools. The panel discussion at the High Point YWCA at 112 Gatewood Ave. is sponsored by the High Point Human Relations Department and YWCA of High Point as part of a “Front Porch Conversations” series. High Point Police Chief Jim Fealy and Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes are scheduled to participate. Fealy said Wednesday he agreed several months ago to meet with the commission to discuss the general use of stun guns. Commission members asked Fealy to attend the event, Fealy said in a press release, and his appearance was not prompted by the police department. The meeting is one of several Fealy has attended over the past year concerning stun guns. The panel discussions,
Ethics committee recommends charges South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford talks at the grand opening of Monster’s new 75,000-square-foot customer service facility that employs approximately 150 people, in Florence, S.C., on Wednesday. A South Carolina ethics panel said Wednesday that Gov. Sanford should face charges he violated state laws tied to a three-month investigation into his travel and campaign finances.
Jail takes $505,000 budget hit BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – County officials want to slash Sheriff BJ Barnes’ jail budget by $505,000 to cover state cutbacks. The Guilford County Board of Commissioners probably will approve the cuts with little discussion tonight during a 5:30 p.m. meeting in the Old Courthouse. Barnes and other sheriffs across the state have been dealing with the elimination of the $18-per-day subsidy the state has paid for
supplies and jail ministries. “I wish I could send these The North Carolina Sheriff’s Association estimates prisoners to Raleigh, but I the state’s decision to stop a $18-per-day subsidy can’t,” Barnes said earlier. for some state inmates will cost sheriffs $10 million In a related matter, a year. Barnes wants to spend Barnes had wanted $10,000 from federal forinmates serving up to 90 days in county jails. It commissioners to use his feiture funds to buy a 2009 costs about $45 per day to inmate welfare fund to Buell motorcycle, a new replace the money, but machine made for law enhouse a jail inmate. Barnes will lose county budget officials forcement by Harley-Da$300,000 for fuel, $100,000 came up with the cut- vidson. The more sporty for expenses and another backs instead. Replacing bikes allow off-road travel. Federal forfeiture funds $105,200 from salaries the state allotment would to cover the $505,000 have cut the welfare fund come to the department from money and goods cutback. With the cuts, by nearly half. Collected from vending seized from convicted Wake County will lose about $600,000 annually machines and jail tele- drug dealers and other and Mecklenburg $2 mil- phone calls, the welfare criminals. lion, according to earlier fund has paid for inmate firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3626 clothes, books, hygiene reports.
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because it has been discussed before, and things just did not work out as we hoped,” Powell said of the city’s revitalization plan for E. Washington Drive. E. Washington Drive will have its named changed to Washington Street effective March 1, 2010. In its heyday, E. Washington Drive featured the Kilby Hotel and Arcade, The Ritz Theater, William Penn High School, doctor and dentist offices, funeral homes, the Carl Chavis YMCA, churches, restaurants and the popular Washington Terrace Park. The district plan aims to preserve the area by eventually restoring the Kilby Hotel and creating a museum and jazz club. At the event Saturday, the Washington Drive Resource and Enrichment Center is hoping to reunite
Board to consider stimulus bonds the recovery zone bonds to buy property, build utilities and offer job training Subsidy: The new RZ development bonds provide a and education programs. GUILFORD COUNTY – 45 percent interest subsidy to local governments. Expanding businesses County officials will conThe facility bonds are tax-exempt bonds that can use the facility bond sider tonight whether to would be issued through a county agency for the financing for construcjoin the list of distressed benefit of private projects. tion and renovation projcounties offering ecoects, or for acquisition of nomic development bonds Allocations: Triad counties received these total RZ depreciable property, inbacked by $1 billion in fedbond capacity allocations: Guilford, $16 million; cluding shopping centers, eral stimulus funds. Davidson, $28 million; Randolph, $18 million. manufacturing facilities, The American Recovhotels and office and wareery and Reinvestment Act To use the bonds, the County a “recovery zone” house facilities. Existing includes a new category of economic development Guilford County Board to use the bonds for county businesses can build new bonds offering investors of Commissioners must projects and to offer them buildings or buy equiptax advantages and local determine during its 5:30 to companies. Officials ment. The interest rate governments another fi- p.m. meeting at the Old have until Dec. 15 to act or will be from 2 to 2.5 pernancing tool. North Caro- Courthouse that the coun- funding will be reallocated cent. To apply for the bonds, lina received $418 million ty is an area “of signifi- to other areas through the in Recovery Zone Eco- cant poverty, unemploy- N.C. Department of Com- companies would first go to their banks and then nomic Development Bond ment, (high) rate of home merce. The ARRA requires that to the county’s Industrial capacity and $627 million foreclosure, or general local governments issue Control and Pollution Conin Recovery Zone Facility distress.” After confirming those the bonds before Jan. 1, trol Financing Authority. Bond capacity as part of the federal stimulus ap- conditions, the board then 2011. The county could use must designate Guilford proved earlier this year. email@example.com | 888-3626 BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISES STAFF WRITER
on Monday night. The Anderson resident says the cow belonged to her neighbor. Wydareny was startled by a “giant whoosh” and took a flashlight out to investigate. She called 911 after spotting the cow. It took five men from the county rescue team
to free the cow using a sling. Wydareny believes the cow got loose and just kept walking, thinking the pool cover was solid ground. The cow is doing well. Wydareny hopes her homeowner’s insurance will cover the damage to her pool.
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families, business owners and original shareholders of the Washington Drive community. Those attending are asked to bring photographs, legal documents and other artifacts to help document the events of Washington Drive. According to Sandra Satterfield, Washington Drive Resource and Enrichment Center activities coordinator, the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau recently awarded the center $4,000 to make a documentary on the legacy of the Washington Drive community. By holding the event Saturday, Satterfield said the Washington Drive Resource and Enrichment Center would like to bring some “authenticity” to High Point’s revitalization project.
held on third Thursdays, are designed to help keep the public informed and to build multicultural literacy. The meeting follows a request by school district officials earlier this month for the same law enforcement officials to meet with them to discuss stun guns. The weapons became controversial again after a school resource officer used a Taser stun gun on a female student at Ragsdale High in September. The school district contracts with the law enforcement agencies to provide school resource officers at almost every middle and high school. Nearly all the officers are armed with a Taser. While deputies have carried the weapons since 2007, High Point school resource officers were equipped with stun guns for the first time this year. A representative of Taser International, a stun-gun maker, and a American Civil Liberties Union lawyer also are expected to attend the session.
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Teen charged with attempted murder in Tuesday shooting ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT
HIGH POINT â€“ A High Point man has been arrested in connection to a Tuesday afternoon shooting in High Point. According to a High Point police press release, authorities have charged Corderrel Latrice McCoy, 19, of 203 N. Hoskins St., with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.
McCoy was arrested without incident at his residence. He was placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $300,000 secured bond. At 4:40 p.m., police responded to 400 N. Main St. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two victims. Christopher James Gibbs, 20, suffered three gunshots, underwent surgery and was listed in
stable condition Wednesday at High Point Regional Hospital. James Gibbs, 40, suffered a minor injury from being grazed by a bullet. He also was transported to High Point Regional where he received treatment and was released. Policed determined that the incident occurred on Fern Avenue in the Carson Stout neighborhood in High Point.
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GUILFORD COUNTY â€“ Investigators believe they know the identity of a man found Tuesday by a survey crew in a wooded area at 4108 Hicone Road in Greensboro. With the help of the Anthropology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford County Sheriffâ€™s Department investigators tentatively identified the
skeletal remains Wednesday as Henry Wilson, who went missing from the Greensboro bus station in December 2004. The sheriffâ€™s department has notified a family member who will offer a DNA match. A team headed by Carlina De La Cova of the UNCG Anthropology Department provided investigators with this profile: An African-American male; 40 to 50 years of
age, or older; over 6 feet tall and suffering from severe arthritis. De La Cova also provided dental care information and previous injuries to the skeleton. Investigators used missing persons reports and a surveillance photo taken at the bus station to focus on Wilson. Clothing pictured in the surveillance photo matched clothing found at the scene.
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Israel brushes off criticism over Jerusalem JERUSALEM – Israel broke ground on a new housing complex for Jews in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, brushing off President Barack Obama’s criticism that construction in the disputed part of the holy city undermines efforts to relaunch Mideast peace talks. The groundbreaking came a day after Israel defied American, European and Palestinian demands to stop settlement activity by announcing it will press forward with construction of 900 apartments in another Jewish area in east Jerusalem.
Clinton: U.S. will keep pushing for reform KABUL – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed Wednesday the United States will keep pressing the Afghan government to crack down on rampant corruption, saying the American military cannot defeat militancy without the help of a strong partner. Clinton arrived in the Afghan capital on the eve of President Hamid Karzai’s inauguration, during which he will make a speech that many hope will outline concrete commitments to reform.
Iran rejects deal on sending uranium abroad TEHRAN, Iran – Iran will not ship its low-enriched uranium out of the country for processing, its foreign minister said Wednesday, once again rejecting a U.N. plan aimed at thwarting any attempt by Tehran to make nuclear weapons. Instead, Foreign Minister Manochehr Mottaki countered with a proposal certain to fall short of Western demands. “We will definitely not send our 3.5-percent enriched uranium out of the country,” Mottaki told the semiofficial ISNA news agency. But he added: “That means a simultaneous fuel swap could be considered inside Iran.”
National vote faces likely delay in Iraq BAGHDAD – Iraq’s path toward political stability after years of war threatened to veer off course Wednesday when a vice president vetoed part of a key election law, a move likely to delay a national vote slated for January. The United States has linked the pace of its military drawdown to the vote, but the top U.S. commander in Iraq told reporters the schedule was on track for now.
Anti-racists, far-right youths battle in Moscow MOSCOW – A simmering confrontation between far-right youths and anti-racist activists has erupted into Moscow’s streets after the fatal shooting of an anti-racist activist known as the Bonebreaker. The violence stems from deep animus between two aggressive camps with starkly different visions of Russia’s future – neo-Nazi skinheads who rank in the tens of thousands and militant anti-racist groups that call themselves Antifa, short for anti-fascist.
Obama, Lee accentuate the positive SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – America’s relations with South Korea, a crucial Asian ally, are on an upswing as President Barack Obama meets with President Lee Myung-bak today, though a stalled trade agreement is still a concern for the economic powerhouses. Obama, winding up his weeklong Asian journey, is expected to emphasize the two nations’ unified efforts to prod a defiant North Korea out of its nuclear weapons program. He’s also welcoming South Korea’s return to helping U.S. efforts in Afghanistan. Obama landed Wednesday night in South Korea, embarking on perhaps the easiest leg of his whirlwind four-country Asian trip that has taken him away from Washington for the longest stretch of his presidency. He made stops in Tokyo, Singapore and China.
Protesters stage a rally opposing President Barack Obama’s visit to the country and a dispatch of South Korean troops to Afghanistan, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday. Strongly pro-U.S., Lee took office in South Korea in early 2008, a year before Obama, and relations between the two countries have been im-
Maersk Alabama repels 2nd pirate attack with guns NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama on Wednesday for the second time in seven months and were thwarted by private guards on board the U.S.-flagged ship who fired off guns and a highdecibel noise device. A U.S. surveillance plane was monitoring the ship as it continued to its destination on the Kenyan coast, while a pirate said that the captain of a ship hijacked Monday with 28 North Korean crew members on board had died of wounds.
Pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama in April and took ship captain Richard Phillips hostage, holding him at gunpoint in a lifeboat for five days. Navy SEAL sharpshooters freed Phillips while killing three pirates in a daring nighttime attack. Four suspected pirates in a skiff attacked the ship again on Wednesday around 6:30 a.m. local time, firing on the ship with automatic weapons from about 300 yards (meters) away, a statement from the U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain said.
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South Korean president, for instance, was the first foreign leader in Obama’s presidency to get the honor of a joint appearance in the Rose Garden, in June.
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WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ From opposite ends of the globe, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder firmly rejected criticism Wednesday of the planned New York trial of the professed Sept. 11 mastermind and predicted Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would be exposed as a murderous coward, convicted and executed. â€œFailure is not an option,â€? Holder declared. The president, in a series of TV interviews during his trip to Asia, said those offended by the legal rights accorded Mohammed by virtue of his facing a civilian trial rather than a military tribunal wonâ€™t find it â€œoffensive at all when heâ€™s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.â€?
Attorney General Eric Holder pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. Obama, who is a lawyer, quickly added that he did not mean to suggest he was prejudging the outcome of Mohammedâ€™s trial. â€œIâ€™m not going to
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Reid sets markers for health care debate WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ Setting up a historic year-end health care debate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled long-awaited legislation Wednesday night to extend coverage to all but 6 percent of eligible Americans and bar private industry from denying insurance because of pre-existing medical conditions. The Democratâ€™s $849 billion measure is designed to remake the nationâ€™s health care system, relying on cuts in future Medicare spending to cover costs â€“ as well as on higher payroll taxes for the well-to-do and a new levy on patients undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.
Aides said the mammoth, 2,074-page bill would reduce deficits by $127 billion over a decade and by as much as $650 billion in the 10 years that follow, citing as-yet-unreleased estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. â€œTonight begins the last leg of this journey,â€? said Reid, less than two weeks after the House approved its version of health care reform. President Barack Obama welcomed Reidâ€™s action, saying, â€œToday, thanks to the Senateâ€™s hard work, weâ€™re closer than ever to enacting solutions to these problems. I look forward to working with the Senate and House to get a finished bill to my desk as soon as possible.â€?
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Grice is the correct choice for Davidson sheriff Hasn’t it been wonderful to have a professional and respected sheriff for Davidson County for the past 51⁄2 years, without all the hype and crazy antics of our past sheriff? I’m not a very political person, but this is one election that I will be working to bring back the best candidate for the job of sheriff of Davidson County – David Grice. I’m not even a registered Republican, but rather an independent, but I will be stating that I want to vote in the Republican primary in May, in the hopes of keeping Sheriff David Grice as sheriff. (Independents take note, you can make a difference in the primary race in May by stating which party you want to vote for when you go to vote). Sheriff Grice has quietly done his job, and a very good job too, without all the ridiculous hoop-la our county was known for before. Sheriff Grice has worked hard for this county. He has deputies that
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Democrats weren’t enthused in recent Greensboro election The election of 2009 is over, and now is the time for thoughtful analysis. Republican candidates captured the governorships of New Jersey and Virginia, clearly a positive sign for the GOP after a long drought. More interesting are the results of the Greensboro election. The two major candidates for mayor polled 34,313 votes, the Science
Museum bond gathered 33,495 votes and the City Council atlarge average vote was 15,040 votes with six candidates vying for three seats. It is obvious that the mayoral race – the major political race – did not turn out many more voters than the museum bond issue. This lack of a larger voter turnout for the mayor’s race helps explain the surprise defeat of longtime member of Greensboro City Council and Mayor Yvonne Johnson. With her longtime service, wide name recognition, more campaign funds, more volunteers and a seasoned campaign organization and staff, her defeat is attributable, in part, to a lack of enthusiasm and participation on the part of Democratic Party voters. JAMES COREY High Point
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School board chairman and members representing the greater High Point area: Chairman Alan W. Duncan, District 4, 3103 Saint Regis Road, Greensboro, NC 27408; 378-5315
e realize a considerable amount of work needs to be done before changes to the Westchester Drive bus route actually takes place, but City Council took a step in the right direction recently by approving Hi tran plans. Currently, the Westchester Drive route has bus stops on only one side of the five-lane wide thoroughfare, which means many riders often have to battle heavier vehicular traffic to cross to the bus stops. Mark McDonald, city transportation director, said the two bus routes eventually will enhance safety while serving passengers along Westchester. Good move!
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t wasn’t just a routine name change. Last week, the High Point Planning and Zoning Commission returned the historic name Washington Street, effective next March, to the city avenue that for about 40 years has been known as Washington Drive. But in addition to reclaiming part of that street’s history, the move was a reminder that little has occurred over the past year with the plan to redevelop and revitalize areas along Washington Street and in that neighborhood. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent in 2007 and 2008 studying the Washington Street area as the first segment of the massive Core City Plan revitalization effort, which has since been renamed the City Project. Consultants, city officials and community leaders and residents participated in the planning process. The effort produced a revitalization plan that by any measure was pretty impressive and certainly could be a springboard for monumental changes to the area. For maybe a century, Washington Street has been a business and social center for High Point’s African-American community. In the last few decades, however, the need for improvements to properties along the street and for revitalization of the area has grown. Interest by property owners, investors and the community in general for doing that has not. An extensive, doable plan exits for revitalizing the Washington Street area and restoring it to its earlier glory. But the willpower and the cash for doing so has not surfaced – just yet. A recapturing of that area’s cultural and ethnic history awaits. Maybe last week’s name change also will be a spark that again ignites the Washington Street redevelopment effort.
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Sammy Sosa must be seeking a whiter shade of male
ear Sammy Sosa: Are you happy with yourself now? Are you more confident and self-assured? When you look in the mirror, do you like yourself better, now that you are white? As you know, photos taken of you at an awards show earlier this month have the whole country talking. Last time we saw you, you were a brown man from the Dominican Republic, star slugger for the Chicago Cubs. Now you are white, facing the camera with a complexion strikingly reminiscent of Dracula’s. You claim you’ve been using a skin-softening cream and that it, combined with the bright lights under which the photos were taken, made your face look whiter than it is. Which is an extraordinarily lame excuse. Indeed, if that excuse was a horse, you’d shoot it. While it is admirably metro-sexual of you to be so concerned with the softness of your skin, I must say: if I slathered something on my face that was supposed to render it tender and it left me looking like the Joker instead, I’d sue. You, on the other hand, are reported to be considering an endorsement deal. “Skin softening” my fanny. “Skin bleaching” is more like it. So I want to know if it’s made you happy, being white, if it’s given you what you felt you lacked. Me, I’d have thought you already had the brass ring by both hands: you were a handsome sports hero, had made beaucoup dollars, had the requisite gorgeous wife. What could be missing? Whiteness, apparently. You know how transsexuals will sometimes say they never felt at home in their original gender? Was that what it was like for you? Was there always a white man inside you trying to get out? Sorry if I can’t relate, Sammy, but I’m a child of the era when James Brown sang, “Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud!” It was a seminal moment in the history of a nation which had always taken for granted that negritude and pride were mutually exclusive. Those years found black people shrugging off the idea that they should be judged by what other people deemed beautiful. It was like a
butterfly leaving a cocoon ... if butterflies wore Afros and dashikis. We walked with a brand new swagger in that era, Sammy, having buried the Negro – and all the attendant connotations of obsequious servitude OPINION and knowing your place – for good. From now on, we would Leonard be black. “Black is beautiful, Pitts baby,” we said. ■■■ And it was possible to believe something fundamental had changed, that the Rubicon had been well and truly crossed. So you can imagine what a bitter pill the last 20 years or so have been for some of us, what a harsh lesson in the changeability of change. We spent those years watching Michael Jackson use creams and surgery to scrape Africa from his face; listening as “entertainers” made fortunes selling coonish caricatures of black life; cringing as black children decreed academic achievement synonymous with “acting white;” aching as teenage filmmaker Kiri Davis re-enacted the old “doll test” and found black children still choose white dolls as prettier or more desirable than black ones; and fuming as black people clung, stubbornly and stupidly, to the custom of referring to themselves by a certain six-letter epithet that begins with N. But I’ll bet you don’t see any of that when you look in the mirror. I’ll bet you don’t see 400 years of internalized inferiority, little girls crying for lack of “good hair,” black folks obsessively categorizing themselves by a color scheme which holds, in the words of the old saying, the lighter, the brighter, the better. No, I’ll bet you see a face you’ve always dreamt of seeing – white and smiling you. And I’ll bet you’re not embarrassed in the least. But that’s all right, Sammy. I’m embarrassed for you. LEONARD PITTS JR., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. Email him at email@example.com. Pitts will be chatting with readers every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on www.MiamiHerald.com.
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Sheâ€™s â€˜Going Rogueâ€™ and stirring up the faithful but they will ensure that Palin will be able to connect with the anxieties of blue-collar America â€“ and women. As long as the economy remains in a downturn, you cannot underestimate the degree to which middle-class voters will be drawn to her folksy, outsider shtick. Her ability to coral the middle-class and the religious right puts Palin in the conversation for 2012. Sadly, it also emphasizes just how bereft of ideas the Republican Party has become.
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Almighty Creator of the universe who is intimately concerned with each of us. We must also regain our focus on what is most important in this life. Author Melody Beattie LESSONS says it best: â€œGratitude LEARNED unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we Paula have into enough, and Williams more. It turns denial â– â– â– into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.â€? Perhaps gratitude is the â€œattitude adjustmentâ€? that we all need this year more than ever. So count your blessings. Hug your children and keep them close. Embrace a neighbor
How can any of us, in light of the overwhelming despair we hear on the news each day, find a way to give thanks? in need. Help someone less fortunate than yourself. And donâ€™t forget to look up. It is in the times when we canâ€™t see His hand that we have to learn to trust Godâ€™s heart. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! PAULA GULLEDGE WILLIAMS lives in High Point and teaches at Pilot Elementary School in Greensboro. Her columns appear on this page every other Thursday.
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ith painful fits and struggles, Sarah Palin has birthed her way back into the national spotlight. Her memoir, â€œGoing Rogue,â€? made the bestseller list online more than a month before it was even released. Earlier this week, she was on Oprah to pimp her book, and to proclaim her return to the political zeitgeist. So, should we take Palin seriously as a 2012 GOP candidate? On â€œThis Weekâ€? with George Stephanopoulos, round table commentator David Brooks was harshly dismissive of the idea, calling Palin a â€œjoke.â€? Fellow commentator George Will was a little more restrained, observ-
recently read an interesting quote by a young adult named Sam Lefkowitz: â€œWhen asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.â€? That seems to be the prevailing thought these days. It just feels like a â€œdifferentâ€? kind of Thanksgiving season this year, donâ€™t you think? There are many jobless and struggling in the face of our tanked economy. Others are facing the stress of health or family issues. Then there are the tragedies in recent days that have rocked our sense of security and enraged us to our cores. The 7-year-old girl in Florida, abducted on her way home from school, murdered and dumped in a landfill a few weeks ago, broke our hearts. This week, the tragic death of the 5-year-old Fayetteville girl has been incomprehensible. How could any mother hand her little daughter over to someone knowing what would happen to her? How will those families and many others facing tragedy and difficulty find anything to give thanks for next week? How can any of us, in light of the overwhelming despair we hear on the news each day, find a way to give thanks? The answer to that is that we have to. Living in daily dread is not living at all. Even if itâ€™s just the sun coming up in the morning, we all must focus on the good around us and not the evil. In case you feel alone in your despair this year, know that even the Bibleâ€™s Psalmist recorded in several places his depression and dismay at his current circumstances. In Psalms 42:5, we read: â€œWhy are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.â€? When hope seems lost, we must regain our focus on who God is â€“ the
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