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B-2Advice, Features THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Thursday, September 26, 1991 TC People Dear Abby Parents bury hatchet to make wedding a dream for bride Viewers tune out 1 f 1 , 2i L Mi' V on premiere week 4 ff Week One of the new fall TV season was the s Rescheduled Natalie Cole's 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 Unforgettable show has been moved from Dayton's Nutter Center to the Taft Theater. Tickets for the concert are $35, $27.50 and $20 at Ticket-Master outlets, or call 749-4949. Tickets purchased for the Nutter Center show will be honored with comparable seating at the Taft. Refunds for the Nutter show will be offered at the point of purchase through Oct. 14. Recovering Big Three networks' least-watched ever. ABC, Abby Van Buren CBS and NBC's average household ratings were off about 6 from last year's disappointing premiere week, according to Nielsen Media - Research ratings. CBS won the household rat Elizabeth Taylor . . . pneumonia? Lisa Hartman . . . Clint dinger ings race for the week but one of its major audience increases was a 13-point boost in adults ages 55 and over a demographic group advertisers do not covet. Clinching the victory was CBS' Monday lineup. Murphy Brown (starring Candice Bergen), Designing Women, Major Dad and Evening Shade ranked Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 10. Soap star Macdonald Carey, 78, who plays Dr. Tom Horton on Days of Our Lives, is out of intensive care and is in stable condition at a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital. Sentenced Patrick Lilley, 38, who played Eddie Mun-ster in the 1960s TV series The Munsters, was sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours public service for beating up a limousine driver. Wheaton, 111. Birthdays Actress Julie London is 65 today. Actor LIZ AILING: Elizabeth Taylor, who be was busy test-driving a new model around the Big Apple this week. She's Kim Alley, 21, a model from Richmond, Va. "He asked me what I thought about Maria (Maples) and his wife," Alley said. "He (kept) saying to me, 'You're such a beautiful woman.' "I just blushed when he said that. I said he must have quite an ego ... to be living in a building named after yourself. He laughed and said, yes, sometimes he did think a lot of himself." ROMANTIC DUO: Country star Clint Black, 29, and Lisa Hartman, 34, (Knots Landing) are dating, his publicist revealed. The two have kept it pretty low key up to now, but they'll go public with their love Wednesday at the Country Music Awards. came dizzy and chilled during a promotional tour, may be suffering from pneumonia, according to a doctor who examined her. Taylor, 59, nearly fainted during a tea Tuesday at a Houston department store and was taken by ambulance to a Houston hospital. She was examined and released. DEAR ABBY: My parents divorced when I was 2 years old. For years, I heard Mother and Dad bad-mouth each other. And I went for years without seeing my father because of their dislike for each other. Then, when I was in my early teens, my parents started mending fences, and I got to know my father better. I soon realized that Dad wasn't such a bad guy after all. OK, I am now 2 1 and have just married a wonderful young man. Dad got married last year and the hostility between my parents just seemed to evaporate! Mom insisted that Dad give me away at my wedding, and she and Dad stood together at my side to give me their blessings. I didn't have to ask anybody to please be nice for my sake. There were genuine good feelings. I get emotional just thinking about it. DREAMS COME TRUE DEAR DREAMS: What an upper your letter is! Few children of divorced parents are as fortunate. DEAR ABBY: When my daughter informed me more than a month ahead of time that she and her husband planned to give me a big 80th birthday celebration, I remembered a letter that appeared in your column several months ago, from a woman who requested that all of her gifts go to the local food bank. Well, I did the same, and the party was a huge success. More than 70 guests attended, and 145 pounds of food and $137 in coins and checks were donated. My photograph appeared in the local paper and I received bouquets of flowers Kent McCord is 49. Singer Lynn Anderson is 44. Singer Olivia Newton-John is 43. Actress Melissa Sue Anderson is 29. THE DONALD IS BACK: Donald Trump, sSO0S88ft002 from the local flower shop and radio station with congratulations for having given my birthday gifts to the food bank! What a wonderful feeling to know that I have helped the hungry through these very difficult times. Just sharing the occasion with my wonderful friends was present enough for me. HELEN DEAR HELEN: Congratulations on your 80th! May you celebrate many more and continue the spirit of giving. This letter may inspire others to celebrate their birthdays by encouraging friends to give to those who are hungry. 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But Lankford's performance in the final act wipes out any doubts you had about sincerity. As she revisits her 12th birthday and watches her family go through a few moments without appreciating each other or what s around them she gives her monologue her all BY MARTY MUNSON Enquirer Contributor ! When numerous contemporary artists are pointing out the banality of the everyday, it's refreshing to see it being embraced in Thornton Wilder' s Our Town. ! Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production plays this slice of life in a small town straight, like so many other productions have done throughout the years. It's an ordinary play the characters are ordinary, the town is ordinary and so are the day's events. And in that i3 its greatness and its downfall. ; The plainness of the main characters is clear against the more colorful ones such as the town drunk (played by Larry Golden) and the fumbling professor (Herman Petras). 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