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By Paquita Herring
Have you started looking for that flight
home for Thanksgiving or Christmas
Even if you wait until the last minute
to book that flight you still maybe able to
book an inexpensive flight home.
A recent issue of Conde’ Nast
Traveler magazine features an article
about how people can find information
about “heavily discounted fares” via the
According to the article, every week
American, Continental, Northwest and
USAir, announce cheap fares for the
coming weekend and some of these major
airlines offer as much as 70 percent off
ticket prices to fill up empty flights.
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THE BENXETT BANNER
TTie Newspaper Produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL. XIX NO. 5
Greensboro, NC 27401
The 3M Book Security System, located at the entrance of the library, in place to cut down on the theft
of library materials. Photo by Bennett College Public Affairs and Marketing.
Electronic security in place at Holgate
By Donna Satterfield
Banner Reporter and Staff
The Holgate Library has recenUy taken
major step to protect its 75,000 holdings
by installing a state-of-the-art security
The 3M Book Security System, a security
system which is being used in most
academic libraries, was installed in
September to cut dovra on the growing
loss of valuable library materials.
“We have no way of knowing how
many books were taken because we
haven’t done an inventory,” said Juanita
Portis, library director.
“We just know sometimes students
went to the shelves to look for a book and
couldn’t find it.”
The system, which cost the College
between $5,000 and $10,000, is located
at the entrance of the library. It becomes
armed and sounds an alarm when a book
that has not been electronically scanned
that passes through the gates. The
electronic devices inside die books and
alert the system. Library staff members
don’t have to be present for the system to
Although no security system is fool
proof, the staff hopes that this new system
will deter people who think about stealing
“For the system to be 100 percent
effective you would have to have no human
errors and no other way of exit,” said Ida
Johnson, collection development librarian.
By Tamu Johnson
A sophomore biology major recently
won first runner-up among 11 other
competed in the
Cotten, a New
on Nov. 10 at
Auditorium on the campus of N.C. A&T
State University. Cotten won a $100
Cotten, Kendra Winston, a freshwoman
and Tamu Johnson, senior, were the only
Belles who participated in the event.
During the talent segment of Uie event
Winston, a Greensboro native, majoring
in home economics education, sang a
popular Whitney Houston song.
Johnson, a mass communications major
from S L Louis, performed a modem dance.
Ladaria Long, from Charlotte, won the
tide of Miss Khalif Temple. Long, a junior
at N.C. A&T also won the tide last year.
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