The Register, 1991-02-08
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cause of peace poses fundamental questions photo by shelly burton mildred payton a member of the greensboro citizens for peace in the persian gulf displays her tribute to soldiers in saudi arabia the poster features a skull and a tear of blood mrs payton's poetical tribute a black soldier dying in arabia is cited on page 3 chancellor edward b fort bush claims that if we do not stop volunteer payton is disappointed in the lack of involvement of older black people she feels it is up to them to save the young people she also is ashamed of the peace corp in which she was a the only minority group speaking out is the southern christian leadership conference sclc excluding the organizations who are always involved such as the nation of islam said morrison any minority group is showing any concern to morrison i don't know whether the naacp is concerned i don't know if as they left the interview their hands were raised in the peace sign for which was all they could hope the group was unable to formulate any answers maybe they were not asking the right people or maybe there were no answers to the disturbing questions were at war hussein now then the united states will pay later i think if we hadn't gone in that quickly the arabs would have taken care of him we created the man and now we want to put him down said clegg the united states provided hussein with artillery to use against iran when the two countries the reason bush is going to war is because he does not want to deal with the domestic scene he is bored with it said clegg the war is a means for distracting everyone from domestic issues environmental problems and the recession it is a political draft according to knight republicans let the civil rights bill be killed and let the blacks be sent to war payton said to the peace group this is a display of american hypocracy and injustice where are the peacemakers the naacphas not spoken out according children in the homefront are now as much a victim as children on the frontline of war war because more women are in the military the children are casualties both in america and the middle east child social agencies care for the children whose parent or parents are called to war now there is a new wrinkle in this what will happen to the young what is young life for i'm not going to kill my son knight said with tears in his eyes and confidence in his voice i was in vietnam but i am not going to subject my son to war he is a conscientious objector he said she said bush wants to cover up the savings and loans scandal and get neil off the hook they're hurting themselves the black soldiers are helping people who could get a job easier than they could and would be treated better in this country said morrison they're technique is to commit genocide he added fifty percent of the soldiers are minorities-african-americans and hispanics according to morrison stated been used and sucked in morrison added angrily anything that goes on in this system is programmed he said martin versities created a joint program only for the purpose of maxi mum research funds has the two uni senator martin after speaking with members of the board of trustees and the board of governors martin as sured students that there will be no merger representative gist said we the black caucus will not stand for a&t to merge with any university serena l lowe a&t register editor-in-chief fort addresses merger allegations the real reason the united states is going to war with iraq according to knight is for the benefit of the economy which is based on u.s he said he believes that bush's claims that the united states is fighting to free kuwait is just an excuse because the united states invited saddam hussein to invade kuwait the united states is looking for an excuse to go to war where is the truth war makes things worse and it makes lies according to knight i think bush is lying every time he opens his mouth he said states to participate in let everyone go into the army rich people too in war let the whole american public serve suggested john morrison a retired greensboro postal worker if this war is vital for the united t feel this is another way where the poor and working people are sent to fight and die on behalf of the rich people koritz said with frustration no one is fighting for the oppressed in america however america is fighting for the oppressed in another country koritz stated her concerns about the number of people dying due to the war is evident but what really disturbs pavton is the m . e a*j a ,,. ninety percent of the soldiers who number of african amencan soldiers : niba i . f n Â»â€¢ joined the army did so for education who will die liberating another bvn]o â„¢ tu , ,. _ .. 6 explained clegg they are looking country while they are not and will c , h i c â– t â€¢ for a way out of poverty thev have never be free in their own country y y most of the group agree that the war is about money koritz believes the war is a defeat for the poor and a victory for the rich egg a social pinions them how they said mom the con all agree that the war is nonsensical specifies equality for all people white and tragic people try to change the meaning and what would motivate a 72-year disregard the words when it does not old woman to get out of her bed each suit them the constitution means morning in an attempt to preserve life whatever the supreme court says it i feel somehow having taught all my means payton added the peace life that all people are my children group agreed that the supreme court's said mildred payton a retired interpretations are at times anti-black associate professor of appalachian where is the justice this is one state university and an a&t alumna of the most immoral countries in the world stated ann ci believe their vigils average about 50 people each afternoon and on jan 26 they attended a march in washington d.c carrying three busses of people from greensboro according to rich ard koritz an afl-cio representa tive who is on the peace group's steer where is the peace peace marchers are asking the nation this question as they conduct daily vigils from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m in front of the l richardson preyer federal buildingon market and eugene street these people are the dedicated greensboro citizens for peace in the gulf they support the soldiers in the gulf contrary to what pro-war groups expenditures in military industrialism many are making a lot of money knight said with disgust north carolina and michigan are making more profits off of war products than any other states according to morrison morrison also does not trust bush mamma lied to me about santa claus if she can lie to me anyone can he explained in america truth is uncommon and does not exist if you truly believe in truth you are un-american said payton truth was the first casualty to go she added the news industry is dependant on advertising revenue from those supplying machinery and participating in the war according to ing committee where is the democracy john the six peace supporters gathered clegg alumnus of the university of to discuss their views on the war they north carolina at greensboro believes entered the interview laughing and the war is unconstitutional congress debating with each other trying to find has the right to declare war but cannot answers regarding the war delegate that right to the president although they were spirited their according to clegg they gave the fears for the future of america and president the right to go into battle americans were evident the six of which is an impeachable offense he us have a memory said ken knight said a marriage and family counselor african-americans believe more there exists differences in in the constitution than white people this program was established by fortune 500 corporations to assist pro fessors from both universities in elec interest in the allegations mounted when a&t and uncg announced a joint venture on jan 15 at that time mayor vic nussbaum jr announced the engineering science research center that will establish an interdisci plinary research facility between a&t and uncg fort strongly denounced allega tions that neighboring unc campuses a&t and the university of north carolina at greensboro will unite as one university the allegations have aroused students of both universities there are not nor have there been nor will there ever be any plans at all as defined by this board of trustees by the board of governors or by the university of north carolina system president's office to develop a proce dure or strategy or system whereby north carolina a&t state university will be merged with uncg " said edward b fort chancellor of a&t ponce tidwell president of n c a&t student government associa tion supports fort's denouncement of merger i approached the chancellor after reading an anonymous letter-to along with winston salem state university and bowan gray school of medicine a&t developed a research medical imagery program a&t has several interdisciplinary programs within the university sys tem university of north carolina state and a&t jointly established in 1987 a 8.4 million mars space cen ter that was sponsored by the national science foundation other campu s we choose to get invloved with said fort fort assured students that this is a mean of research growth not a sign of merger we fully intend to explore programs of mutual interest that might involve various levels of cooperation between ourselves and uncg or any an existing master's degree program in social work trical engineering mechanical engi neering biology and chemistry re search the two universities also share north carolina has 19 black legis lators including three a&t alumni senator william bill martin repre sentative herman c gist and howard branhill the 19 black legislators are looking out for the continuity of pre dominately black campuses said versities strongly oppose a union both universities alumni would fight it the students would fight it so it is impossible he said tidwell said that he is aware that the students and al umni of both uni tidwell said the author of the letter was misinformed because the north carolina legislature was not in ses sion during the published date tid well is the student representative on the a&t board of trustees tidwell was referring to the nov 16 1990 issue of the university's newspaper the a&t register in which a letter-to-the-editor stated that legislation had been passed to merge a&t and uncg the letter accused the administration of concealing this fact from the students and alumni the editor that appeared in the regis ter said tidwell the a&t register ft j volume 66 writing the way toward the paramount of consciousness north carolina agricultural and technical state university greensboro north carolina 27411 celebrating a century of academic excellence 1891-1991 8 february 199 theresa washington a&t register chief reporter
|Title||The Register, 1991-02-08|
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