Good morning this is Rix FM News for Friday, April 30, 2010.This is VALEE SHERIFF reporting.First, the headlines: Ø Sixteen students leave this morning to take part in a panel discussion; Ø Ricks Institute choir rehearse for a studio recording; we speak to the choir director; Ø Sound of the Living Man; Not a sound from him for the past three days - Our reporter Nimley Woart went to find out; In national news, Ø The United States Ambassador expresses concern over the controversial Threshold Bill; Ø Microsoft to help improve Liberia’s educational system; Ø Former head of the Armed Forces of Liberia, General Hezekiah Bowen, is dead. Now the news in details: Ø Sixteen students will leave this morning to take part in a panel discussion at the Providence Baptist Church. We have in our studio Daryl Vincent and Bendu Sherman, two of the students who will take part in the discussions. Welcome to Rix FM. First to Daryl, tell us, what is this discussion about? [pause, questions to be continued] ………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………… Thank you to you both for speaking to Rix FM. Ø The Ricks Institute Choir has been rehearsing for the past two weeks to get prepared for a recording project. Rix FM now talks to Mr. Jacob Seebo, the choir director. Good morning Sir. ü Who is the brain behind this project? ü What does Ricks or the students going to benefit from? ü Is this exercise going to continue, or this is the end? ü Thank you for speaking to Rix FM.
Ø Ricks Institute is a quiet place, especially for most of us who come from Central Monrovia.One of the things visitors or new students to this community observewhen they come here is the sound of the dining-hall bell. The soundof the bell is a constant reminder that it is breakfast, dinner, orsupper time.Because of this important role, students have over the years referredto the bell as THE SOUND OF THE LIVING MAN.Well, our dear bell has fallen ill since three days ago.Our reporter Nimley Woart went to find out how serious this illnessis.Here is his report.That was Nimley Woart reporting.We now join student……………………..………………for national news.
Thank you ………………………………. and Good morning:The United States Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Wednesday visited theCapitol Building and held talks with the Presiding officer of the Senate, Daniel Naatehn.Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the visit to express her concern over the stalled (stulld)Threshold Bill.The US Ambassador says her government will remain restless until the controversialpopulation bill is passed into law by the Legislature.She added that she will continue to visit the Legislature as long as the threshold billremains unsettled. Ø Two representatives of the internet giant Microsoft this week visited the Ministry of Education to hold discussions with officials of the ministry as to how Microsoft will assist Liberia so that the country can catch up with the global internet technology. Ø Report reaching Rix FM says that the former head of the Armed Forces of Liberia, General Hezekiah Bowen, is dead. General Bowen took over as head of the army after the death of President Samuel Doe in 1990. In Sports: Ø Ricks Male basketball team crashes out of the ISSA League; Ø Liberias Under-17 team is eliminated from the qualifying rounds of CAF Youth Nations Cup; Ø And in the European champions’ league, Barcelona and Lyon are out, while Inter Milan and Bayern Munich meet in the finals. BACK TO YOU ------------------------------ Thank you ………………………….….well that’s the shape of our news for today, join us next week for more Rix FM news. I have been your presenter, ………………………….. Goodbye for now.
NIMLEY WOART’S REPORT Ø Students refer to it as THE SOUND OF THE LIVING MAN. Indeed those students who have attended Ricks, and those who are still here, are familiar with this bell because of its association with the dining hall.Yesterday I was able to talk to student Emmanuel Sando of 11-2, the Vice President of theDining hall.Student Sando told me that the rope that holds the bell so that it can remain suspended haseaten up completely. He said on Tuesday during super time the bell fell while one of theworkers was ringing it because the rope could no longer support its weight.When I asked him how the dormitory students will know food is ready, he told me that thetwo deans at both dormitories ring hand bells to notify students. He added that the situationwas serious on the first day because most students did not eat their lunch and supper. Heconcluded that problem will be taken care of as soon as possible.Meanwhile an SOS call is out seeking a donor to replace this vital part needed by our dearbell. If you know one, please let us know because Cheeseman Charlotte Tolbert Hallswould like to see the SOUND OF THE LIVING MAN carrying out her normal duties.This is Nimley Woart reporting for Rix FM news.