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begin airing on
TV 13 this month
BY COURTNEY GAILLARD
Louis Friarson and Jenny
Cooper didn't know that a cam- ?
era crew would'be a part of their
30-week basic law enforcement
training for the Winston-Salem
Police Department. Both are
among a group of police recruits
by TV 13
for a new
Bell TV 13
local government channel,
which features 24-hour infor
mation on city and county serv
ices. "Class 50" is the actual
name for this particular police
"I know the public wants to
get an idea of what we go
through, and I think that's
important so they know what
police officers had to get
through to get to the level where
he is," said Friarson, who is a
retired U.S. Marine.
Cooper said she would
rather face a mace spraying,
which she will in a few months,
than a television camera.
"I hate the cameras," joked
Cooper, who is one of five
female recruits in Class 50. "1
am not a very camera-friendly
person. There is just something
about them that makes me
Larry Bell Jr., a video spe
cialist with TV 13. developed
the idea for the monthly series.
See Bell an A9
Anderson joins centenarian club
BY COURTNEY GAILLARI)
I III ( HRONICI I
Julia Anderson celebrated her
100th birthday Tuesday at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church, where she is a mem
ber of the Senior Enrichment Pro
gram. Her fellow seniors surprised
her with a birthday lunch at the
church's activity center.
"1 didn't know that I was going to
have such a good day today." said
Anderson, who is originally from
Newberry. S.C. "I thank each and
every one of you for coming out. I
look around and I see a piece of
Anderson remembers riding to
church in a wagon with her mother
and father in her younger years.
While she never expected to live 100
years, she is thankful to God for
blessing her with a wonderful life
filled with family, friends and neigh
"1 want you all to pray for me.
Don'l doubt me. I've got my ticket
and it's signed for glory." Anderson
Joseph Anderson thanked his
mother for his Christian upbringing
and for the life that she has lived. He
said she rarely misses church servic
es, and if she does, he knows she's
under the weather. Joseph is her only
"I don't think a mother is fit to
bring a child into the world if she
doesn't know God," Joseph Ander
son said. "1 know I've got her genes,
but I hope I've got her longevity."
Rev. Serenus T. Churn, pastor of
Mt. Zion, said that the Lord has been
extra good to Anderson, one of the
healthiest seniors at the church.
"We're just so thrilled to have her
and know her. She means so much to
our church family....We thank God
for her, and she's an inspiration to all
of us." said Churn, who stole a kiss
from the birthday girl.
See Anderson on A10
Photo h> Courtney Gaillard
has a laugh
held for her at
Mt. Zion Bap
Photo counts* of C irccnshoro Connects
This picture by Jeri Michael
was recently cited for accu
rately depicting the
"essence" of Greensboro. The
| photo was one of three
1 selected as the best of the
J best in a contest sponsored
by Greensboro Connects.
Michael's photo "Children
Gaze at 'The Student' Sculp
ture in Bicentennial Garden"
features siblings Jared and
Arianna Southers, both stu
dents at Greensboro Day
School. To see other winning
pictures and more informa
tion on the contest, see A9.
Dictionaries collected for Africa
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
Members of local chapters of a fraternity and a
sorority are preparing this week to send several boxes
of dictionaries dfaMrica. The dictionaries were col
lected Saturday during a daylong donation drive held
beneath a white canopy in the parking lot of the Win
ston Mutual Building.
Members of Delta Sigma and Delta Alpha (the
Winston-Salem State University wing) chapters of
Phi Beta Sigma and sisters.from Zeta Phi Beta took
turns manning-the donation effort for six hours. Bsc
'noon, they had collected nearly 10 boxes of books.
Some of the ..boxes had already been addressed to
orphanages and schools in Kenya. Uganda and Tanza
lhe dictionaries win tie used oy young people in
the countries to help them master English, which is a
requirement at many schools throughout the world.
"English is an important language for them to
know because it is the language that most of the
world's business is conducted in." said Jeff Withers, a
recent WSSU grad and a member of the Delta Alpha
chapter. "The dictionaries will help them know what
they are saying so they just won't emulate words."
This is the second year that the two Greek organi
zations have teamed up to collect dictionaries for
Africa. Last year the project collected more than a
ttven boxes of paperback and hard-bound dictionar
ies that were sent to Africa.
*? People stopped by steadily to drop off dictionar
ies. Some businesses donated books to the project,
ijrganizers said. Fellow Greek organizations also
ched in. The alumni chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho.
for example, dropped off bags of books that featured
^ not only dictionaries but also thesauruses.
Ph?io by Kcxin Walkei I
Members of Phi Beta Sigma pack boxes of dictionaries.
Michele Andrea Bowen will sign new book
Saturday at Special Occasions
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FOR I HI ( HKONK I I
Writing about the black
church came natural for author
Michele Andrea Bowen.
Her thesis at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill dealt with the black
church. So. naturally, her first
novel was about the church.
In the summer of 2001.
Bowen burst on the scene with
"Church Folk." The book was
recognized as the best inspira
tional love story for 2001 by
Romance in Color, and it was
selected for the Barnes &
Noble Booksellers summer
reading list and the Chicago
Tribune summer reading list in
'"Church Folk' looked at
church life from behind the
pulpit." she said.
In the summer of 2003.
DUWCII was oacjt v'il uir scene -
with "Second" Sunday." This
"hook, she said, takes a Iodic at
ihe struggle in the church
when the pastor dies before
t h e
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t h e
t h e
Bo wen J0"?*
where members hav e to accept
change and change themselves
to get closer to the Lord.
"It's a battle of good and
evil." she said. "You get to see
See Bowen on A10
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