WHO’S AFRAID OF HANNIBAL LECTOR?
John Douglas, the FBI agent who was the model for the character played by Scott Glenn in the movie, “Silence of the Lambs,” will speak at Wake Forest University at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. An expert on serial killers, Douglas will provide an inside look at high-profile criminal cases. Douglas is the author of the bestsellers “Obsession,” “Mind Hunter,” and “Unabomber: On the Trail of America’s Most Wanted Serial Killer.” He has interviewed and studied dozens of serial killers and assassins such as Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz and James Earl Ray. The event is free and open to the public.
WAKE FOREST STUDENTS OFFER FREE TAX ASSISTANCE
Wake Forest professor Yvonne Hinson and 30 of her introductory tax students are turning the downtown bus station in Winston-Salem into a temporary income tax preparation office in the coming weeks. The group is working with an IRS program called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). They will offer four three-hour sessions, starting Feb. 20 and ending March 3, at the main bus terminal downtown. They will assist taxpayers who can file using the 1040-EZ, 1040-A, or other basic 1040 forms. “We’re there to help those people who can’t afford other assistance, or who don’t know that assistance is even available to them,” says Hinson, an assistant professor in the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy and a PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellow. The Feb. 20 session is from 5-8 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority, 1060 N. Trade St. For more information, call the News Service.
AUTHOR OF BOOK ON RACE AND SPORTS TO SPEAK
Jon Entine, author of the controversial book, “Taboo: Why Blacks Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It,” will speak at Wake Forest University at 4 p.m. on Feb. 20 in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. A book signing will follow the free, public lecture. Entine is an Emmy Award-winning television news reporter and producer. He produced the 1989 NBC documentary, “Black Athletes: Fact and Fiction,” on which his recent book is based. Earl Smith, Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies and chair of sociology at Wake Forest, wrote the introduction for Entine’s book.
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