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Movies return to the Walker Lenny 1 Dean of NBA black coaches PageA13 *»079t> MI S1<J(1NT 3A¥ 31¥™_S N fit? I tir'r'lii/dWO^ ti079ti 11010-Q***«n • t •■ Paula Ingram, makes NBC movie debit PageB4 nttanapcilijS |Xetoru?r 95th YEAR NUMBER 50 INDIANA'S GREATEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1990 PHONE 317, 924-5143 Shaking down the Peashakes By KIM L. HOOPER Staff Writer Local area peashakc houses have long been considered harmless nuisances in the African-American community and were given a nod and a wink by city officials. But a measure being adopted by the Indianapolis Police Department will make sure the doors to ticket house are closed by Jan. 3. Itisamove that does not suiprise many operators of the popular establishments. "I figured this would happen. There was too much blackness," said one westside ticket house operator who spoke on condition of anonymity. "When die whites had it it was okay, but since it's become predominantly operated by black people, they don't like it" For more than SO years, peashake houses, mostly located in African-American communities, have been ran and operated in Indianapolis primarily by African Americans. See PEASHAKE, Pag* A8 Two hundred to gas explosion By KWAME COLEMAN Recorder Correspondent Neatly 200 of die residents of Harrison Village are now being housed at three Indianapolis hotels while utility crews replace the community's natural gas pipe line system, following an explosion Sunday night. More than 250 enlisted military peraonnel and their dependents were displaced when a natural gas explosion destroyed most of an apartment building at Fort Benjamin Harrison Sunday night. The blast, felt some 12 miles away, instantly killed a 5-year-old girt and injured 19. Six ofthe victims suffered severe bums. The dead girt was identified as Jannea Encarnacion, daughter of Adolpho md Tracy Encarnacion. The explosion and subsequent fire left many residents angry that they weren't made to leave after a gas leak was discovered in a building adjacent to the one that blew up. Byj^dings surrounding the leak areawercevacuated but most other residents of the village were given the option to leave for the night or stay home without heat or hot water. Col. R. W. Sweeney Jr., Fort Benjamin Harrison's chief of staff, said although there was a faulty weld on the gas line, the explosion was probably caused by a faulty appliance or human error. Authorities removed die stove, hot water heater and furnace from each apartment bi the partially destroyed building. Sweeney said the explosion occurred Sunday about 9:15 pjn., about 20 minutes after the natural gas lines to several buildings had been reopened. The gas lines were being replaced, he said, because it was more efficient to have Citizen's Gas & Coke Utility do it, the utility was more adept at servicing die gas system and "we want to be able to say that these units are absolutely safe." Authorities estimate that the system would be installed in a week a an estimated cost of $100,000. The community has responded to the explosion by donating food, clothing and money. Officials are asking anyone who wishes to donate money or materials to call die fort's community services office at 542-4357. The Nutcracker' Christopher Corbln performing -Russian Danct" during tha 1990 Butler Ballet production ol "Tht Nutcracker." Charges of dirty politics in state Senate race By JIM NELSON StaffWriter The race to determine who will be the next state Senator from the 34th District is down to the last few days and all attempts to bring die issues of the two front-runners before the community have been canceled, each time by tte candidate who has been endorsed by outgoing state Senator Julia Carson. Billie Breaux declined an invitation from the Indianapolis Association of Black Journalists to debate Eunice Trotter, editor-in-chief of The Indianapolis Recorder and then later declined die invitation from 9th ward chairperson Crystal Allison to meet with the precinct committee people ftom the 9th ward at her home. The invitation was extended to both Breaux and Trotter as a way of allowing those who will have a vote in next Tuesday's special election to meet tbe candidates. Breaux responded to die allegations by saying. "I declined because I had a conflict in my schedule. I have never participated in dirty politics. I have not threatened anyone." Breaux also said she did not participate in the debate sponsored by I AB J because she was informed that the organization was founded by Trotter. The information supplied to Breaux, however, was incorrect. The IABJ chapter was formed in August of this year and the organiza- tion that Trotter was associated with disbanded several years ago. When asked about her refusal to participate in die event hosted by Allison, Breaux said, "I declined because I had a class that night" Sm SENATE, PagaAS KKK note placed on woman's car Inside The Recorder Injured. By KIM L. HOOPER StaffWriter I nt monih, somrour sent Kath- erine Cowling an ominous message. The 54-year-old automotive plant woiker found a flyer an her car windshield which had a Klansman and a burning cross drawn on Hand the words: "We're Watching You" written at the top. Cowling, a 16-year employee ot Arvin North America Automotive in Franklin, Ind., a division of Aivta IndMOka, says she is the vkska of job harassment. the harassment r.d_} was injured on the job last spring and filed for workman's compensation. She said co-workers have thrown parts at her, made harass ing remarks and phone calls and that her doctors orders requiring less time on her feet, are not being honored by management. She has filed complaints with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, die npartmettofLabor's division of Affirmative Action, the Equal Employment Opportunities Com- mission nd the Indiana Civil Liberties Union. She haa alao filed grievances Wfthpeaotmd and with Deadline for all advertising, including religion, for the Dec. 29 issue is Dec. 21 Arta/Entort»lnn>onL....~..B1 -4 ...B11-12 .■14-16 Comics. —«>————e,iwain> KKK, Alt Subscription Hooine 924-514J i.
|Title||1990-12-15 Indianapolis Recorder|
|Uniform Title||Recorder (Indianapolis, Ind. : 1897)|
|Subject||African American newspapers -- Indiana -- Indianapolis; African Americans -- Indiana -- Indianapolis|
|Digital Publisher||IUPUI University Library|
|Digital Collection||Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper Collection|
|Digital Specifications||Scanner: nextScan FlexScan microfilm scanner; Archive view: 400 dpi tiff, Full view: 400 dpi jpg 2000|