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The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina • Page 102

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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24 2000 5B Long-forgotten Iredell cemetery to be dedicated GOP sends its big guns to Vinroot MCCAIN from IB Republican activists have targeted North Carolina's gubernatorial race as a top priority Nov 7 Here's a list of die big hitters whoSe stepped up for Richard Vinroot John McCain: The Arizona senator and former presidential candidate visited Saturday for a brunch fund-raiser Dick Cheney: The vice presidential nominee visited Charlotte to raise money for the general campaign fund but photos of Cheney and Vinroot dominate both the NC Republican Party and Vinroot campaign Web sites Elizabeth Dole: Dole a Salisbury native and former presidential candidate has hosted two fund-raisers for Vinroot Jim Gilmore: The governor of Virginia and a potential US attorney general if George Bush wins is visiting Oct 4 along with North Dakota Gov Ed Schafer chairman of the Republican Governors Association Tommy Thompson: The governor of Wisconsin hopes to visit in October Mike Huckabee: The Arkansas governor raises funds for Vinroot next weekend Frank Keating: The Oklahoma governor who was considered a potential vice presidential nominee before Cheney was picked was the star at a Vinroot fund-raiser last month Rudy GiulianiSteve Forbes: The New York mayor and multimillionaire host a Manhattan fund-raiser for Vinroot this week The Iredell Museum of Arts Heritage will dedicate the grave markers at 3 pm today at the museum 1335 Museum Road Statesville The Rev James Henderson pastor of Calvary Presbytenan Church will conduct the service Assisting will be museum directors Dons Wilson Rita Raggert and Judy McNeill Michele Vacca of Wake Forest University will speak about archaeological findings To get to the museum take Interstate 40 Exit 150 head north on NC 115 and follow the brown signs to the museum For more information call (704) 873-4734 MARKERS from IB covered by undergrowth found that site by said Lewis Alexander been looking for another cemetery in the area and we thought that might be the location of the old Fourth Creek congregation site from the 1740s when we found the Similar stories are being told across the region as development shakes some of the most forgotten graveyards those of slaves In Mecklenburg County a group called Comprehensive Genealogical Services is trying to document the cemeteries and help preserve them A Mooresville group is trying to save a graveyard containing the graves of as many as 200 slaves The StatesviUe slave cemetery is believed to be on the site of the former Andrew Allison family plantation called Mount Sterling Some stones have a crude on them and according to historical records the Allison family owned 90 slaves in 1860 It was the largest such holding in the county To foUow state laws regarding the relocation of graves developer David Pressly got the IredeU Board of County Commissioners to approve He arranged for Wake Forest archaeology department to document the work although testing that could conclusively prove the identity of those buried did not take place 99 percent sure this is a slave Alexander said continue to see this incredible soft money these unbridled incredible amounts of soft money" McCain said That put Vinroot in the awkward position of disagreeing with his guest at least in practice Vinroot has taken $700000 from the governors association The Republican Party has put more than $56 million in soft money into an account for NC campaigns this fall just disagree on the whole soft money McCain said when your opponents continue to take soft money you just unilaterally Vinroot said he agreed with McCain that soft money must go -eventuaUy glad the RGA is helping he said the end John is right but not there 99 percent sure this is a slave cemetery It has all of the markings of LEWIS ALEXANDER HEAD OF THE IREDELL HISTORIC PROPERTIES COMMISSION said Mary Bradford executive director of the museum is very little information about that she said is our link to Museum board member Judy McNeiU recaUed the day she moved the stones earlier this summer hand-carried each one and put it in a special place in the ground and said a prayer over each she said stone represents a Windows to a Baja Mexico resort and sports a 24-foot-high entrance foyer wood-paneled walls and two hot tubs WhUe McCain and Vinroot spoke donors sipped cocktaUs and took care not to lean too hard against limestone walls so fine they left a white powder on unwary coats Despite the rain from remnants of Tropical Storm Helene outside and recent poll results that show Vinroot trailing McCain cracked jokes and spoke optimistically about Nov 7 He also spoke emphaticaHy for campaign finance reform McCain wants the prohibition of caUed soft money essentially donations that go to the party rather than individual candidates State and federal laws limit how much individual donors can give candidates but they limit how much donors can give the parties has all of the markings of Those characteristics include the lack of information on the stones and their crude design The graves were moved to another section of property that wiU not be disturbed by construction The new site for the markers is a restful glade beneath a cherry tree on museum property beside a slow stream off Museum Road It is a short distance from the 1000-acre plantation where slaves worked in fields of com wheat and cotton The stones represent an important though sad part of the African American heritage Reach Jim Wrinn at jwrinncharlot-teobservercom or (704) 873-1055 Reach Anna Griffin at (704) 358-5940 or agriffincharlotteobservercom Mfa Accessories Add Comfort to Home Omie jF eel Africa AU that you can imagine antique masks statues only seen tu pictures shea butter black soap beautiful cloth jewelry etc 1215 Thomas Ave Charlotte NC 28204 704-376-6160 TuesilaV'Saturdiv I lam 'hi 8pm TOM CLARKE STATUES Shakespeare Hamlet Retired $350 Each or Best Offer Chris $200 OBO Leave Message: 704-545-4331 floors bare home unfurnished In your mind place all the large base pieces of furniture in their best spot your dream home ere ating which means the best judge as to where things belong Could a plain wooden floor need a coat of colorful flat paint or a decorative rug? Is it time to treat that bedroom window with a little lace? Flip through home decorating art or antique magazines for ideas from illustrations and articles Weed through the advice because it possible all be right for you and your family Next make a list of all the items in your home that you would be happy living without (excluding pets and family members) Starter pieces of furniture and disliked wedding gifts can be sold at a garage sale or stored until the giver of the gift comes to visit Is it time to replace the old accessories with new? Once the base of the project is to your liking the new wallpaper hung ready to spruce the overall comfort of your home by adding the abstract details and finishing touches C7 OTOciTirv Home is the place where you can shut the door on the drama and facades of outside life and set aside the worries of the world A place where hopes and dreams should always be present A place that has room for fun and laughter invites romance and quiet times and provides security and happiness for the adults as well as the children your personal fortress And it should be as comfortable to your best friends as it is to you A home with cozy qualities and style can be detected immediately upon entering Usually the slightest added accessories non-essential items that are worth gold in creating the essence of a home determine such style Lace candles flowers mirrors photographs linens rugs art and antiques lend harmony Ask yourself could make my home more Could it be a simple arrangement of the already treasured details of your home? Start by thinking of your home as the beginning of a class project in an interior design class All you have are standing walls unpainted ting the same kind of attention from his leaders biggest-name visitor so far was US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and gotten no soft money from the Democratic Association according to campaign spokeswoman Amanda Crumley There are differing opinions on how much impact a visitor like Gilmore or Huckabee famous among party insiders but relatively unknown among most voters can actually have Democrats hold a substantial advantage among registered voters in North Carolina and Vinroot must lure some Democrats and unaffiliated voters to win where Vinroot hopes McCain can help Pushing campaign-finance reform and promising to shake up government the Arizona senator won New Hampshire and gave George Bush a decent run in the Republican primaries McCain a former Vietnam prisoner of war attracted large numbers of voters disenchanted with the political process On Saturday morning he tried to pass some of his success on to Vinroot Calling the former Charlotte mayor good decent he lauded character some ways his is an American success McCain said father immigrated from Sweden and the candidate was the first in his family to finish high school Beyond the speeches event was typical of the big-money fund-raisers that have dominated campaign schedule The brunch-time reception was held at the home of diehard Republicans Dean and Wendy Painter whose $35 million nine-bedroom mansion sits in an otherwise unremarkable middle-class north Raleigh neighborhood The mansion is modeled after Las Ventanas al Paraiso 3 hopefuls for governor agree a lot By ANNA GRIFFIN Raleigh Bureau RALEIGH Three candidates for governor took questions from middle school and high school students Saturday in an encounter notable for how often the participants agreed Republican Richard Vinroot Reform Party nominee Douglas Schell and Libertarian Barbara Howe all want to let parents decide where their kids go to school They aU want less state regulation of how communities grow And they aU think the federal government places too many restrictions on the states tend to agree on a lot of Vinroot said sound like broken records up echoed Howe would be very different if a certain other candidate were ScheU noted a reference to Democratic nominee Mike Easley who declined to attend The forum was run by Kids Voting North CarolinaWake County and was held at Exploris museum For Vinroot the student forum was a chance to continue pushing his plan to give children in failing public schools taxpayer-sup-ported vouchers to go elsewhere For Schell and Howe the student forum was a rare chance to share the stage with at least one major-party candidate The two received much media coverage and been invited to statewide debates ScheU a Pat Buchanan supporter who moved to the Reform Party after previously heading the fledgling Southern Party said he supports more school choice for parents and the return of Christian values to government A UNC Pembroke professor ScheU chastised several students for the wording of their questions For example when one student prefaced a question by stating that NC schools had improved in recent years ScheU accused her of asking leading He told the young woman he think NC schools had risen in comparison with other states He said education and campaign finance reform are the most important issues Howe said she supports more competition in the schools would like environmental regulation based on rival penalties rather than government regulation and unlike Vinroot and ScheU she wants an end to the death penalty Howe tried to explain the Libertarian phUosophy less government more personal freedom to the crowd of about 100 Wake County students who waved signs with their names are two simple she said hurt people and take their 2500 Pieces Of Sheet Music 1890 to 1950 Mint to excellent condition Sold As A Lot $900 Call 803-325-2137 OrJ Kopcrnik 4WI5 Amhcrside Dr Rtxk Hill SCimi yJVTucV Golfed idles A Variety of Antiques from China to Preservative Collectibles Located on Tucker Kd Peaihland NC 1 Mile ofT Hwv 218 East 704-821-8526 Sundtm 2pm-6pm iSTIQUEs COLLECT5 DIScOVy FAiU ANTIQUE MALL OF THE CAROLINAS October 1st Bring your treasures Share in the memories Have you ever wondered if those Treasures of Yours were worth anything? llow old they are? 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