A2 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS this & that SUNDAY, JUNE 25,2006 Combs People in the News Walk of Famer's announced LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean "Dlddy" Combs, rock disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer and Barbara Walters have something in common: They will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Recipients for 2007 were announced Friday by Walk of Fame committee chairman Johnny Grant. "It's a privilege to honor these performers," he said. The committee said it had reviewed more than 200 nominations to select next year's 23 honorees. The list of recipients, as ratified by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce board of directors, also includes Michael Caine, Matt Damon, Lauren Shuler Donner, Jamie Foxx, John Goodman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Altaian, Erik Estrada, Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry Stiller, Dick Wolf, Mariah Carey, The Doors, Crystal Gayle, Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Tim Rice, Lily Tomlin and Stu Nahan. Benefit for AIDS research NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street execs, leggy models and one-named celebrities shimmied into the night as Kanye West held court at the exclusive Cipriani's for an intimate concert. "I used to sneak into events like this!" declared the Grammy- winning rapper-producer, who performed hits such as "Jesus Walks" ... and "Gold Dig- West ger" for a crowd that included Diddy, Moby, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Terrence Howard, who introduced West as a "hip-hop icon." Though West, 28, typically performs for thousands, Thursday night's concert was only for the sPfifi^i f ^ w — ^meaiy, a few, hundred— to -benefit-amfAR, which' raises money for AIDS research and prevention. West, who performed for about an hour, brought two backup singers, a disc jockey and an assortment of string instrumentalists to support him, including several violinists and a harpist. "I feel like I'm living in the afterlife," West said. "My life is a dream." Witherspoon sues tabloid SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Reese Witherspoon has sued Star magazine, alleging the tabloid ran a false story saying she is pregnant with her third child. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Superior Court, claims a story in the magazine's Monday issue falsely stated that she didn't want producers of two of her upcoming movies to know she was expecting. The story also sug- Bested that Witherspoon Witherspoon, 30, was wearing maternity clothing, according to the lawsuit. "It is a frivolous lawsuit," Mike Kahane, general counsel to the tabloid's parent company, American Media Inc., said in a statement Thursday. "It has no legal merit, and we intend to vigorously defend it and have every confidence that we will prevail." Witherspoon claims the story harmed her because it suggested she is hiding information from her producers. Being pregnant would affect her ability to perform her duties in connection with those films, the lawsuit said. Blair files for divorce LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selma Blair has filed for divorce from actor-writer Ahmet Zappa after two years of marriage. Blair, 34, filed her petition Wednesday in Superior Court. The couple have no children. Her screen credits include roles in "Cruel Intentions," "Legally Blonde" and "The Sweetest Thing." She stars in the upcoming "Purple Violets," directed by Ed Burns. Zappa, 32, Is the son of the late musician Frank Zappa. Blair Peas in a pod ASTRID VAN GINNEKEN / Associated Press In this photo released by the Center for Whale Research, K-39, the newest calf born to K-pod, swims alongside its mother K-28, In a recent photo in the San Juan Islands off the coast of northwest Washington. This is the first calf born to the 12-year-old female. Back from their winter travels, two pods of endangered orcas have each been spotted swimming around the San Juan Islands with a baby in tow. Calendar Today TV-icon remembered LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Spelling, a onetime movie bit player who created a massive number of hit series, from the vintage "Charlie's Angels" and "Dynasty" to "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place," died Friday, his publicist said. He was 83. Spelling died at his mansion in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke June 18, according to publicist Kevin Sasaki. During the 1970s and 1980s, Spelling provided series and movies exclusively for ABC and is credited for the network's rise to significant status. Jokesters referred to it as "The Aaron Broadcasting Company" "Aaron's contributions in television are unequaled. To me, he was a dear>friend and.a truly.gen-.. uine human being," Jaclyn Smith, the only original "Charlie's Angels 1 '-actress who stayed with the show for its entire run, said in a statement Friday. Success was not without its thorns. TV critics denounced Spelling for fostering fluff and nighttime soap operas. He called his shows "mind candy"; critics referred to them as "mindless candy." "Charlie's Angels" ushered in a genre known as "jiggle TV" for its gratuitous focus on the female form. "The knocks by the critics bother you," he admitted in a 1986 interview with The Associated Press. "But you have a choice of proving yourself to 300 critics or CRAIG MATHEW / AP Television producer-director u Aaron Spelling, center, poses with actresses Linda Evans, left, and Joan Collins on June 18, 1984. Spelling died Friday at the age of 83. 30 million fans. You have to make a choice. I think you're also categorized by the critics. If you do something good, they almost don't want to like it." He liked to cite some of his more creditable achievements, like "Family" (1976-80), a drama about a middle-class family, and "The Best Little Girl in the World." Spelling had arrived in Hollywood virtually penniless in the early 1950s. By the 1980s, Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $300 million. He enjoyed his sta- tus, working in a Hollywood office larger than those of golden- era moguls ("I'm slightly claustrophobic," he explained.) He gifted his second wife, Candy, with a 40-carat diamond ring. Bom on April 22,1923, Spelling grew up in a small frame house . on Browder Street in Dallas "on the wrong side of the tracks," he wrote in his 1996 autobiography He was the fourth son of immigrant Jews, his father from Poland, mother from Russia. The father's name, Spurling, was simplified to Spelling by an Ellis Island official. "I grew up thinking 'Jew boy' was one word," the producer wrote in his memoir, "Aaron Spelling: A Prime-Time Life." He was considered strange by his Dallas schoolmates because his parents spoke.Yiddish. He was subjected t fo antl-SernJtjp taunts "• and beatings on'his way home from school. At 8, the boy suffered what he termed a nervous breakdown, and he spent a year in bed. He later considered that period the birth of his creative urge. He fell in love with great storytellers, especially O. Henry Spelling enlisted in the Army Air Corps after graduating from high school in 1942. After combat and organizing entertainment in Europe during the war, Spelling returned to Texas and enrolled at Southern Methodist University, where he wrote and directed plays. He continued working in local theatrics after graduating. JonBenet Ramsey's mother dies at 49 ATLANTA (AP) — Patsy Ramsey, whose 6-year-old daughter Jon- Benet's 1996 slaying has never been solved, died Saturday after a recurrence of ovarian cancer, her lawyer said. She was 49. Ramsey had been battling cancer since 1993 and had suffered a recurrence three years ago, attorney L. Lin Wood said. Her husband, John, was with her at the time of her death. JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in her parents' Boulder, Colo., basement Dec. 26,1996. A grand jury investigation ended with no indictments, and no arrests have been made. The Ramseys said an intruder killed their daughter but a cloud of suspicion hung over the couple. The district attorney and a federal judge in Colorado have said it is likelier that an intruder was responsible. JonBenet's death became fodder for tabloids and the subject of books. "I think people realize now that this family was very much victims of that murder and have suffered greatly because of it in terms of the false accusations made against them," Wood told CNN Saturday. The Ramseys left Colorado and had residences in Michigan. "Let there be memories -fond recollections of special occasions and everyday things. Let your heart start on its journey to healing by feeling the comfort of remembering brings. "Let there be memories - pictures, mementos, and favorite stories both funny and sad. Let your mind wander the paths of remembrance, reliving the joys and the good times you've had. "Let there be memories - signs that our loved ones remain near in spirit long after they're gone... tender, surprising, heartwarming, and welcome - sweet proof of the promise that love will live on." - Linda Barnes The family of Clayton Brown wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness extended to them during their time of sorrow. The family is especially grateful to the Trego County EMS and Eagle Med, the emergency staff of Hays Medical Center and Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita; Fr. Charles Polifka of St. Fidelis, Victoria, for prayers and guidance; Fr. Don Pfannenstiel, Christ the King Church, WaKeeney, for his words of comfort and officiating the wake service, funeral mass, and burial; Schmitt Funeral Home for caring and comprehensive professional services; and the many extended family and friends for food, flowers, cards, prayers and masses, and memorial donations. The Hays Police Department and Community Oriented Policing ask residents to turn on their porch lights at night for neighborhood safety. The schedule: — Homes with odd-numbered addresses should turn on lights the first and third full weeks of the month. — Homes with even-numbered addresses should turn on lights the second and fourth full weeks of the month. — All residents should turn on lights for any partial weeks of a month. a.m., Hays Public Library. • VICTORIA — Blood pressure clinic, 9 to 11 a.m., PAC building. • ELLIS — Blood pressure clinic, 9 to 10 a.m., Ellis city clerk's office. • WAKEENEY — "Summer in the City," 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., downtown WaKeeney. Featuring Hays City Band and local artists and crafters. For more information, please call (785) 743-6472. Wednesday Monday • Ice cream social fundraiser to benefit youth ministry, 6:30 p.m. Messiah Lutheran Church, 2000 Main. Tuesday • "Art Abilities: Natural Talents," speaker Lori Hertel, 10 • Ellis County Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., Ellis County Meeting Room, 601 Main. • If you've been drinking tonight, call Safe Ride at 621-2580 to get home safely. Service operates in Hays from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. • Farmers' Market, 5 to 8 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church parking lot. Send information to Calendar, Hays Daily News, 507 Main, Hays, KS 67601. Community Bulletin Board Hays Workforce Center will have a job search workshop Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at 332 E. Eighth. The event will be free of charge. If interested, please call (785) 625-5654 or stop by the office to sign up before Tuesday. Visit www.kansasjoblink.com for more information. • • • The Ellis County Planning Commission will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ellis County Meeting Room, 601 Main, Hays. If any member of the public or person on the agenda requires an interpreter or special assistance at commission meetings, please contact the Ellis County Public Works office prior to the meeting. The office provides planning commission agenda information. Please contact (785) 628-9455 for more information. • • • With a donation from a local business and the help of three Russell non-profit organizations, blues artist Kelley Hunt and her band will perform Wednesday in Russell. with the Hays blues band Code > Blue as the opening act. Waudby's ( Bar and Grill, Russell Arts Coun- « cil, Russell Main Street and the Friends of the Deines Cultural Center are hosting the performance. Admission to the outdoor concert is by free-will donation with proceeds going to next year's Flatland Blues Festival fund. Kelley Hunt is a roots R&B singer/songwriter/piano player who performs with a combination of passion, soul and superior skill. She's an artist who's achieved everything she has accomplished strictly on the merit of her live and recorded performances. Code Blue is a "rockin 1 roadhouse band" that includes vocalist and percussion player John Pennington, vocalist and lead guitar player Mike Ferguson, bass player Mike Ward and vocalist and guitar player Tom Green. Code Blue has opened for some national acts, such as Asleep at the Wheel, KoKo Taylor and the Flatland Blues Festival. The concert starts at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday with Code Blue, followed by Kelley Hunt and her band at 9p.m. The concert will be behind Waudby's Bar and Grill on Kansas Street and can be accessed through the front entrance to Waudby's Bar and Grill at 719 N. Main St. • • • D.M. Discoveries, a government monitored exchange student program, is seeking local families as hosts for high school-age foreign exchange students arriving in August for the 2006-07 academic school year.-, - ii.. ? .•„.•<•.:; /MI Fourstudents, two'17-year-old"" girls from Italy and Switzerland, and a 15-year-old boy and girl from Vietnam need a family to spend a year with in school districts across the county Host families provide room, board and a once in a lifetime opportunity for some lucky foreign teen. Families with or without children are encouraged to offer their hospitality No return exchange is necessary For more information, contact the local representative of DMD toll free at (877) 417-WORLD. "^ The family of Agnes Schoenthaler extends their sincere thanks and gratitude for all the 'cards, flowers, memorials, and kind words during the celebration of the life of our beloved mother, grandmother, great- J grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. 'Thank you to Wasinger-Keithley Funeral Home for your help and guidance and to Shirley Kroeger | for the beautiful music. Special thanks to Pastor Knuth for the uplifting memorial service and to Freda, JoAnn, and Carol for your thoughtfulness after the service. A very special heartfelt thanks to Jeff and Katherine for all their care and support extended to our family during this time. God Bless you all. Agnes Schoenlhaler Family HAT • THE VOICE OF THE HIGH PLAINS . www.HDNews.net John D. Montgomery/editor and publisher DEPARTMENTS NEWS: Patrick E. Lowry/executive editor PRINTIOWITH SOY INK Mike Com/managing edito Randy Oonzales/sports editor ADVERTISING: Mary Karat/manager CIRCULATION: Bob Welgel/manager BUSINESS: Janice Tlnkel/manager The Hays Daily News (USPS 238-060) is published dally except Saturdays, Memorial Day and Labor Day by News Publishing Co., Inc., 507 Main, Hays Kansas, 67601. Periodical Class postage paid at Hays. 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