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B-4 —WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10,1998- -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- Time out Newsday Crossword KNOCKING AROUND by Frances Hansen Edited by Stanley Newman She prosecuted her brother Dear Ann Landers: This is for "Up Against It in Florida," whose stepdaughter forged her father's signature to get a loan. The young woman thought her father was dying, but to her astonishment, he recovered. I hope that greedy daughter is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I know firsthand about unprincipled siblings. My brother stole my Social Security number, got his hands on my credit cards and ran up $7,000 in a single week. I pressed charges for forgery, as well as fraud. As you can imagine, this did not make me the most popular member of the family, but I figured if I didn't stand up for myself, I deserved to be taken for a chump. I also came to the conclusion that by not letting my brother get away with this, I was doing him a favor. This guy had to learn a lesson, and he finally did. •- No Name in Ttyler, Texas Dear No Name in Tyler: Your brother really put you between a rock and a hard place. I can well imagine your discomfort. You did the right thing, however, by turning him in. I hope the lesson was learned and that he's now on the straight and narrow. Dear Ann Landers: I am 32 years old and about to be married for the first time. My problem? I grew up in a filthy home, too ashamed to have my friends set foot inside the place. My poor mother knew absolutely nothing about housekeeping and was too bogged down with her marital problems to learn. Mom spent ANN LANDERS most of my childhood lying in bed feeling sorry for herself. The result of all this is that I do not know the first thing about housekeeping. I want my husband and future children to live in a beautiful, clean, well-organized home, but I have no idea how to achieve this. Are there any classes I could take or books I could read? I know it is best to learn firsthand, but that is not an option for me. I can't go to my aunts or cousins because my mother was always the subject of criticism and I would feel as if I were betraying her if I asked them for help. I am too embarrassed to ask any of my women friends. I want to provide my family with a clean, healthy home where they can feel comfortable bringing their friends. Please help me. -- Disadvantaged Bride in Pa. Dear Bride: Believe it or not, there is an organization that provides precisely the help you are looking for. It is called Messies Anonymous. "Messies" offers a 12-step program to help women like you put their homes in order. It has books on the subject and recommends that you check your local bookstore for material on housekeeping for additional guidance. For more information, send a large, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Messies Anonymous, 5025 S.W. 114th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33165 (www.messies.com). Dear Ann Landers: I am writing about the bride who was unhappy with the clergyman who was scheduled to perform her wedding ceremony. She said he has a habit of wearing sandals without socks on every occasion, even in the dead of winter. She didn't want to see his bare feet at her wedding ceremony. I grew up in a parish where all the priests (Franciscans) wore sandals all the time. It was part of their religious garb. In fact, when I was in high school, I thought all priests everywhere wore sandals. Please print my letter for the benefit of all the people who don't know this. Thanks for educating the public. -- Ellen in New York Dear Ellen: I appreciate your helping me educate my readers. You also educated me. I didn't know it, either. "A Collection of My Favorite Gems of the Day" is the perfect little gift for that special someone who is impossible to buy for. Send a self-addressed, long, business-size envelope and a check or money order for $5.25 (this includes postage and handling) to: Collection, c/o Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, 111. 60611-0562. Eugenia Last CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Gene Wilder, Jacques Cousteau, Joe Montana, Vince Lombardi JUNE 11,1998 Happy Birthday: Use your charm this year to get your own way. Your ability to act on your instincts will help you make the right choices. Follow your gut feelings and not someone else who talks a good talk. Be in command of your own future and determine what will work best for you and your loved ones. Act on your own instincts and you'll find the right pathway for you. Your numbers: 5, 11,13,22, 31,49 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put your creative energy into work. You'll attract controversial attention, which could result in a unique and exciting love connection. Don't keep your free-spirited thoughts to yourself. 2 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You'll be misled if you think that everyone is telling you the truth. Find out for yourself if you have any doubts whatsoever about any of the information that you're being fed. 5 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't consider getting involved in joint ventures. Dead-end projects are apparent. Look at contracts, but hold off signing anything until you get the go-ahead from your legal adviser. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Social activity will lead to romance. You'll win the hearts of children if you show an interest in the things they enjoy doing. Your emotional partner may have second thoughts. 3 stars .LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll be frustrated if you can't accomplish your goals because of a co-worker's incompetence. Problems with superiors will surface if they think it's your, fault. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do something a little drastic to change your image. Take a long, hard look at yourself and set a goal that is sure to lift your spirits and attract other people's interest. 5 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Domestic issues will be perplexing. You'll have trouble getting a straight answer out of someone you're involved with. Be understanding, but don't put up with abuse or an escapist attitude. 2 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Partnerships may not be as they appear. Find out exactly where you stand. You may be misreading the interest that someone has in you. He or she may only be concerned with your talent. 4 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): Make the career moves you've been thinking about for so -long. If you need to make a move, start packing. You've never liked to stay in one place for too long, so quit procrastinating. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Someone you love will not listen or believe what you have to say. Actions speak louder than words in this case. Compromise in order to make amends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be progressive and direct your efforts into financial ventures or professional accomplishments. Don't sit back waiting for others to do things for you. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get involved in a cause. You have a special way of helping others. Don't let your abilities be wasted. Find something you believe in and make a difference. 4 stars Need advice? Call Eugenia at 900-484-7827. Your phone company will bill you $1.99 per minute. Birthday Baby: Emotional security will be the key to your success throughout life. You must be sure of yourself and of your abilities. If you develop a good sense of self- worth, you'll sail through life with ease. You have a lot to offer and a lot to gain. __ _ , . , Postal Service to promote cancer awareness By SYD KRONISH For AP Special Features The Postal Service plans to issue its first semi- postal stamp in August. A semipostal stamp has an added value above the first-class rate, with the extra cost earmarked for a worthwhile cause - in this case, breast cancer research. The first-class rate is 32 cents. But the new self- adhesive stamp will sell for 40 cents. The additional eight cents will go to government agencies that are conducting breast cancer research. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Md., a breast cancer survivor, designed the stamp. The new 40-cent stamp has no denomination indicated on the design. "USA" and "First Class" appear at the bottom of the stamp. The background features blue, yellow, orange and green.washes of watercolor. At the top are the words "Breast Cancer." A black ink drawing of a female figure is the main design. The phrases "fund the fight" and "find a cure" are seen flowing left to right in a circular clockwise pattern. Many other countries have issued semipostals with the added surcharge allocated to special projects. But this stamp is the first issued by the U.S. Postal Service. ACROSS 1 Break the rules 6 Overcook the meat 10 Svelte 14 // Happened One Night director 15 Zeus' consort 16 Toothpaste holder 17 Raps 20 Chest muscle, for short 21 Flying stinger 22 Guarantees a pension 23 Walk in water 24 Does a farm job 26 Peggy Lee song *29 County subdivision 33 Have with (know well) 34 Pianist Claudio 35 "All the Things You__" 36 Raps 40 Inhabitant: Suff. 41 Charge 42 Word form for "fire" 43 Riffraff 45 A real hound 47 Organic compound 48 Vaulter's aid 49" woman never yields ...": Stendhal 52 Cotton cloth 53 Go before the camera 56 Raps 60 Bathday cake 61 Bit of burlesque 62 Erin of Happy Days 63 Scot toppers 64 Consecrated 65 Noisy inhalation DOWN 1 Initials on Sputnik 2 Krishna 3 Grist for DeMille 4 Give weapons to 5 Seat of the Kuomintang 6 Comic Chevy 7 Second Beatles film 8 Rainbow shape '9 Bowl yell 10 Accent 11 Big galoots 12 "Oh, sure!" •13 Military meal 18 Bubkes, in Barcelona 19 Broadway 23 Decrease 24 Lots of people 25 Man _ (racehorse) 26 Earvin Johnson's nickname 27 Baker or Bryant 28 Phileas Fogg portrayer 29 Vestige 30 '80s Secretary of State and kin 31 Actress Papas 32 Little bird 34_of Divorcement (Hepburn's first film) 37 Small piano 38 Woody's boy 39 Metalworker's aid 44 _ Fables 45 Broadway stinkeroo 46 Causes concern 48 High fidelity? 49 Rt.-hand person 50 "Hold it!" 51 Midmoming 52 Ex-Yankee Rizzuto 53 Flyer's word form 54 Movie mogul 55 Outdoor accommodation 57 Sibilant silencer 58 Ring decision 59 Long time CREATORS SYNDICATE O 1998 STANLEY NEWMAN 6/10/98 6/10/9B Documentary explores black man's struggle By TODD LEWAN AP National Writer NEW YORK - The purple heart was waiting for Clarence Fitch the afternoon he came home from Vietnam. There it was, gold and velvet, glinting in his mother's outstretched palm. A medal in exchange for a wound. One of the few things a black man in the 1960s could hold up to show white America that he was equal, that he was honorable. Fitch tore it apart and threw the pieces out the window. Anger, pain, disillusionment with war: That's one side of "Another Brother," a documentary film on a black American who comes of age during the Vietnam era. The film premieres Sunday on PBS at 11 p.m. EDT as part of "Reel New York," a summer festival of works by independent New York-based film and video artists. , There's also anger, pain and disillusionment with another combat zone - the one within 1960s America, a society content to put blacks and whites together on a foreign battlefield but not in school classrooms or leafy, middle-class suburbia. It's this theme that makes "Another Brother" more than just another documentary of the Vietnam generation and draws us to a man who finds meaning through his struggle to recover from the war, a heroin addiction and AIDS. With photographs, letters, audiotaped interviews and archival footage, filmmaker Tami Gold traces Fitch's rite of passage through the jungles of Vietnam, the back streets of Jersey City, N.J., the field hospitals of Nicaragua and, finally, the hospital room where he dies of AIDS. "Clarence is of my generation, and my generation has been bookended by two wars - Vietnam and AIDS," says Gold, who produced and directed the 50- minute film. "But Clarence was different in many ways. He found his way out of the fighting. And that's inspiring. That gives you hope." The documentary begins slowly, with Fitch's upbringing in Harlem and Jersey City. The son of a World War II veteran and a telephone operator, he enlists in the Marines a month after taking his 1966 graduation picture in suit and bowtie. The veneer of military life loses its shine for Fitch a year later when he comes home on leave. He sees race riots tearing apart Newark and Jersey City the charred tenements in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, armored cars patrolling streets, National Guardsmen herding blacks into police vans. That last image dissolves into one of black Marines shepherding North Vietnamese prisoners into a stockade. "For the first time," he says, "we looked at the enemy not so much as the enemy, but as another minority brown people." In the film's portrayal, white soldiers handle clerical tasks, blacks clean latrines. Whites drive jeeps, blacks haul crates. Whites shoot at blacks during camp brawls, blacks segregate themselves. "We didn't want to integrate into what we considered the white man's war," Fitch says. The guilt grows and the horror becomes unavoidable: Soldiers carrying off body bags; a marine with his throat slit, suddenly opening his eyes; fighter jets turning villages to boiling flame. And then we see Fitch in 1971 on the broken streets of Jersfey City. No longer is he the muscled, clear-skinned recruit. He's a heroin junkie now, and the father of a baby girl he never sees; a job quitter, constantly borrowing 1 money he never repays. ^ The film doesn't paint Fitch as a martyr or a victim. It shows how he leads a double life, hiding his addiction while working at the Jersey City post office and becoming active in the postal workers' union and a New Jersey anti-apartheid chapter. By 1980, Fitch can no longer live with his heroin habit. He bounces between psychiatric wards, drug rehab clinics and veterans' hospitals, and contemplates suicide. He finds redemption in something he lost in Vietnam: His ability to love. Fitch channels that love to his daughter, Kiwan, now a teenager. "I credit her with saving my life," he says. Now it's his turn to save lives. Fitch debates with four-star generals to keep ROTC recruiting programs out of high schoojs, gives talks on the horrors of combat to seniors at inner-city schools, and visits Nicaragua during its civil war as a representative of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Prostate cancer also targeted The U.S. Postal Service says it will issue a stamp next year to encourage early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the leading form of cancer in men. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 185,500 new cases of prostate cancer detected and 39,200 deaths this year. Second Scott Catalog is available Volume 2 of the 1999 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog is available. It covers countries of the world whose first letters start with either C, D, EorF. More than one-fourth of the value changes listed are found in the People's Republic of China (alphabetically China). 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