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4 • BENNETT BANNER • DECEMBER 4, 1998 BRIEFS & REVIEWS* BRIEFS & REVIEWS • BRIEFS & REVIEWS riefings On and Off Campus Events • Activities • Announcements BY ERISHA LIPFORD REPORTER Ebony Vibes Trivia Question #2 Who was the first rapper to be signed to the Bad Boy label? Please submit your answers to Dee in Shell Hall B. Higher Education Amendments of 1998 Lower interest rates from 8.25 percent to 7.46 percent can be applied to all new federal student loans and also Direct Con solidation Loans until Jan. 31,1999. All current students with a Direct Loan can apply now to refinance their loans at the new interest rate. For more information on refinancing student loans, borrowers may call the Loan Consolidation Network at (800) 557-7392 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or access the Direct Loan web site at http://www.ed.gov/Direct Loan. RazzMaTazz Auditions RazzMaTazz is sponsoring auditions for Retrospective, a musical revue of the 20th century, Dec. 4 from 7-11 p.m. and Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m. in the Greensboro Cultural Center Level 1 (Drama Studio One). RazzMaTazz is open to ages 13-adulL You must bring a prepared audition song (accompanist is available), a list of commitments through September 1999, and wear clothing appropriate for a movement audition. Singers and Dancers are needed. The musical will tour North Carolina from Februrary through September. 1999. For more informa- uon call (336) 373-2506. Candlelight Concert Scheduled The Bennett College Choir will present its annual Christmas Candlelight Concert in the Annie Memer Pfeiffer Chapel Dec. 6 at 7 pm. Following a candlelight processional, the choir will perform Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols accompanied by harp. The program will also feature traditional Christmas carols, African American spirituals and gospel songs related to the Chrisunas theme. The concert will conclude with the annual Christmas message by President Gloria Randle Scott. The choir is conducted by Valerie Johnson and accompanied by David Pinnix. The public is cordially invited to attend. Admission is free. Black ON THIS DA Y IN NOVEMBER COMPILED BY ERISHA LIPORD REPORTER •27,1989 Jennifer Lawson is appointed as executive vice president for National Programming and ’ Promotion Services at the Public Broadcasting Service. She is the first woman to assume a position at a major television network as the chief programming executive for PBS. •28,1981 Pam McAllister Johnson is named as pub- Bestseller features love, '90s style rner reviews & previews BY NAIMA Q. BARBOUR News Editor The author of the No. 1 Black board bestseller “Sister, Sister” is back with a soulful tale of love, betrayal, and friendship. Eric Jerome Dickey offers “Friends and Lovers,” (384 pp. NALIDutton $5.99 paperback) a chronicle of the lives, loss and love of four young Afirican-Ameri can people in Los Angeles. There's definitely a lot to talk about in the city of angels. Debra, an OB-GYN nurse, has had her share of no good men and has decided to withhold sex until marriage. Her best friend, Shelby, a flight attendant, believes that if she has sex, she will secure mar riage. Tyrel, a computer company ex ecutive, has had enough of meet ing the wrong women. However, he is hesitant about being in a seri ous relationship because his father cheated on his mother and later left his family to be with the other woman. Tyrel's best friend, Leonard, is a successful stand-up comedian, and is ready for a serious relation ship. After meeting at Denny's, Debra and Leonard hit it off immedi ately. Soon after, Shelby meets Tyrel. The attraction is instant as well as the consequences. Leonard is no longer laughing when he has to make a decision about what matters most to him. The lingering question in his head is, is he really ready for a steady relationship and the love of a good woman. Their relationships begin to take different courses after hitting the beaches, comedy clubs, and restaurants. Debra, still on her no sex before marriage kick, becomes seriously involved with Leonard but it takes Shelby and Leonard a little longer to reach that point. Unfortunately, Shelby and Tyrel leam the hard way about the con sequences of having sex before marriage and that a long lasting relationship doesn’tbegin with sex. A misunderstanding concerning an unwanted pregnancy ultimately destroys Tyrel and Shelby’s ro mance. Shelby then moves to San Di ego to rid her mind of Tyrel. Mean while, Tyrel takes a job offer in San Francisco. Shortly after moving, Shelby meets Richard and becomes en gaged. Tyrel, on the other hand, enjoys his freedom by going out with different women night after night. After tragedy strikes in the new lyweds' house, Shelby and Tyrel rush to L. A. to be by their best friends' side. It really makes you wonder if distance really makes the heart grow fonder? Will they get back together? Check out “Friends and Lovers” to find out. Despite the trials and tribula tions the couples had to face, in the end they realized the most valu able gi ft to give or receive isfriend ship. It is a clear distinction be tween friends and lovers but only a few can differentiate. Friends and Lovers” is a must read. I was hooked from the first sentence. Dickey's ability to illus trate both male and female points of view is outstanding. So when it's time to sit back and relax don't forget your copy of "Friends and Lovers," located at a bookstore near you. Also by Dickey, "Milk in My Coffee and "Sister, Sister." BANNER CLASSIFIEDS Bennett College students may place meeting announcements, ser vices, Items for sale, etc. -- 25 words or less - in the Banner Classifieds for FREE. The cost for non-Bennett students is $2.50 for 25 words or less and 5 cents for each additional word. For more information stop by Shell Hall C-2. Usher of Gannett’s Ithaca Journal. She is the first African-American woman to head a general circulation newspaper in the United States. •30,1924 Shirley Anita St. Hili (later Chisholm) is bom in Brooklyn, N.Y. She began her political career when she was elected to the state assembly and later to Congress. Chisholm is the first African- American to run for president of the United States. ANNOUNCEMENTS Dec. 4 is the final day for PICTURES. Seniors are scheduled from 9 ajn. -1 p.m. Underclasswomen, Faculty, and Staff are scheduled from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Children's House is sponsoring a jewerly ftmd-raiser for new playground equipment 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at 7 p.m at 2724 Aster Drive (near Florida and Lee streets). Call Sharon Bibbs 370-4723 for more information. FOR SALE Word Processor ~ Laser Printer. $150 CASH ONLY. See Ms. Champion in Cone Hall. SERVICES Check out Flames and Curls contact Tiffany @ 379-7457 WANTED SPRINGBREAK Cancun, Flordia, Jamaica, South Padre, Bahamas, Etc.. Best Hotels, Parties, Prices. Book Early and Save !! Earn Money + Trips! Campus Reps / Organiza tions Wanted Call Inter-Campus Pro grams 1-800-327-6013 WWW.icpt.com

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