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Apr 25, 2006

Live from New York...

by Alicia Wotring, Editor in Chief
More than 500 students attended the 2006 Junior/ Senior banquet Saturday night at Hotel Roanoke.

The banquet featured a New York City theme with a “Liberty Tonight Show.”

Dr. Ergun Caner and Campus Pastor Johnnie Moore hosted the mock late-night show.

Senior Karen Young said her favorite part of the evening was when Caner presented a top-10 list: Rejected book titles of Liberty.

“The book about all my books,” by Elmer Towns and “The pocket-size Liberty Way,” were a few such titles.

Chancellor Jerry Falwell was scheduled as a celebrity guest, though he was not able to stay the entire evening. He did come beforehand to take pictures.

Derek Webb, formerly of Caedmon’s Call, performed a concert at the end of the evening.

“It was really neat to hear him sing and to hear him by himself,” junior Amy Field said.

A committee of five juniors and seniors started planning the banquet in September.

“The people I spoke with enjoyed it,” senior Joel Rogers said. Rogers was one of the planners for the evening. “(The students) enjoyed how different it was from other banquets. They enjoyed having fun and laughing. It was kind of a light-hearted evening.”

 During a brain-storming session, the committee came up with the idea of a late-night TV show spoof, a first for Liberty’s banquet.

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