North Carolina Newspapers

    Meredith Herald
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On Wednesday, January 16, the
annual Mary Frances Preston Lecture in
Biblical Studies will present Dr. Robert
G. Bratcher, who will deliver the
message, "How Can We Translate," at
10:00 a.m. in Jones Chapel. At 4:00 p.m..
Dr. Bratcher will present Translating the
Bible: Trials and Triumphs."
Dr. Bratcher’s works reflect aneffort
to transcend cultural expressions of the
Bible while being true to its religious
message. One of his primary
contributions is the work he did with the
translation team for Today’s English
Version of the Bible. The timing of Dr.
Bratcher’s visit to Meredith may be of
particular interest in light of the recent
publication of the New Revised Standard
Version of the Bible.
Dr. Bratcher is the translator of the
Good ^ews New Testament, the New
Testarhent in Today’s English Version,
being assisted in his task by a group of
specialists. After approval by the
American Bible Society’s Board of
Managers, the uanslation was published
in September 1966. Sines its appearance,
more than 100 million copies have been
distributed. Dr. Bratcher also chaired
the team of seven scholars who prepared
the translation of the Old Testament in
Today’s English Version. The work was
completed in November 1975 and the
complete Bible was published in
December of 1976. Over 50 million
copies that Bible have been distributed.
Dr. Bratcher has written and edited
many articles and books on Bible
translation. He has been a member of
several translation panels of the United
from wire reports
On Saturday, January 12, Congress
voted to give President Bush the authoity
to declare war against Iraq.
The Senate approved the use of
military force with a vote of 52-47. The
42 Republicans and 10 Democrats who
voted in favor of the measure seemed
convinced that economic sanctions
wouldnot force Iraqi troojjitt from KuwaiL
The House vote was 250*183, with
164 Republicans and 86 Democrats
supporting the resolutioa
The measure ^ves Mr. Bush the
authorization ‘to use United SUtes armed
forces pursuant to United Nations
Security Coundl Resolution678,” which
authorized member countries to use "all
necessary means” against Iraq if it did
not withdraw from Kuwait by midni^i,
January 15,1991.
Mr. Bush called the actim taken by
Congress an "unmistakable
demonstration of the United States’
commitment to enforce a complete Iraqi
withdrawal from Kuwait.”
He also stated that war was not
inevitable but warned that fighting may
begin "sooner rather than later” unless
Iraq begins a rapid, massive withdrawal
from the tiny nation it overtook in
See related stories, pages 2,3i 6
Dr. Robert Bratcher:
“How Can We Translate?”
Bible Societies, a fdlowsWp
of more than 70 national BiUe
Societies. Lately he has served
as a member of the
Translation Committee of
Brazil Bible Society, in the
task of producing a common-
language translation in
Portuguese, comparable to
the Good News Bible in
Ordained by the ?oUf^
Avenue Baptist Church,
Louisville, KY, in 1943, he
served as pastor of the Rising
Sun, Indiana, Baptist Churdi
and as a U. S. Navy Chaplain.
Dr. Bratcher andhis wife
June make their tjpme in
Chapel Hill, NC. They hate
two daughters and a son.
Dance & Dialogue Congress authorizes war
Jack Arnold, a North Carolina native
'K^o has recently returned after three
years with PUobolus Dance Theatre,
will be joined by Meredith faculty
members Alyson Colwell and Annie
Elliott in a presentation of "Dance and
Dialogue.” The evening of dance and
conversation will take place in Jones
Auditorium January 18 and 19 at 8:00
Arnold and Colwell will perform
two duets: "Sweep," a raucous and
rowdy look at relationships, and the
premiere of a new work set to music by
Claude Debussy. Both duets were
choreographed by Arnold. "Luna,”
created in 1984 by noted choreographer
Jan Van Dyke and performed by Colwell,
is a lyrical solo contrasting intricate
gestures and broad brush strokes of
Choreographer Annie Ellioa will
premiere a new solo, a stark statement
about extinction.
Following the performance, there
will be an informal dialogue with the
artists about their dances.
Ticket prices are $6.00 for adults,
$4.00 for students and free of charge to
Meredith students with a "Meredith
Performs" card. For ticket reservations,
call the Meredith Performs box office at
2 Editorial: War doesn’t
have to Inevitable
3:Sanford: Patience, not
war; Helms: Stand behind
the president
4 Campus Events and
Career Connections
5 Arts and Entertainment
Guide; Rolling Stone
6 Bush’s letter to Saddam
7 Commit to Quit and win
$1^000, Jan. 14 is last day
to sign up

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