Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 14, 1998 · Page 20
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Ukiah, California
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Sunday, June 14, 1998
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C-4 — SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Time out Newsday Crossword SATURDAY STUMPER by Ray Hamel Edited by Stanley Newman Viagra has its downside too Dear Ann Landers: If I could get my hands on the guy who invented Viagra, the newly concocted pill that restores "life" to old geezers who are over the hill, I would wring his neck. I am 62 years old and the mother of six grown children, and I was thrilled when my 64- year-old husband began to slow down (if you catch my drift) about two years ago. I never was crazy about sex, but being from the old school, I listened to my mother. She said a woman should never refuse her husband because if he isn't taken care of at home, he will look elsewhere. It was bad enough last December when our children gave us a trip to Hawaii for our 40th wedding anniversary. The romantic setting really gave my husband a boost. We had more sex on that trip than we'd had in the previous 10 years. When we got home, I needed a vacation. Thank heavens, after that his sex drive almost disappeared completely, which was fine with me. So now what happens? A pill called Viagra is invented, and the old goat is back in the saddle again. I do love my husband, Ann, but I believe I have earned a rest. Besides, these pills cost $10 apiece. Last week, he took four. If you have any views on this subject, I would like to hear them, and I'll bet thousands of other women would, too. Thank you, Ann. « Nameless in Ohio ANN LANDERS Dear Nameless: I have already received a ton of mail about Viagra. Most of the readers are calling it a "godsend," while about one-fourth of those writing say they wish their husbands had never heard of the drug. According to an Associated Press story, a urologist in Atlanta developed writer's cramp from filling out prescriptions — 500 in two weeks. Now, he is using a rubber stamp. Until this discovery, potency drugs had to be injected with a needle or inserted in the urinary tract. Small wonder that Viagra, a pill, is enjoying such wide acceptance. And now, a word of warning: According to reports in the Chicago Tribune, at higher doses, Viagra can cause severe headaches. Also, men who are on medication for heart trouble or hypertension should know that Viagra could cause blackouts or fainting due to a drop in blood pressure. Dr. Michael Marmor, a professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University, said that FDA clinical trials of the drug showed that at higher doses, Via- gra can cause retinal dysfunction and adversely affect vision for hours. It is obvious that this miracle drug may have some drawbacks, so, my friends, beware. Dear Ann Landers: Something is bothering me, but I don't want to talk about it with anyone close to me because I might come off sounding petty or small-minded. I know I can depend on you for an honest, straight-from-the-shoulder answer. I am the godmother to three children. How long are godmothers expected to buy gifts for birthdays, Christmas, first communion and so on? My oldest godchild is now 14. He has his mother telephone me two weeks before his birthday to remind me that "the special day" is coming up. I also am given several suggestions on what I might buy for him. It seems to me that when kids just assume they are entitled to something, it is no longer a gift, and maybe I should put a stop to it. What do you think, Ann? -• Port Huron, Mich. Dear Port Huron: It sounds as if you finally woke up and smelled the coffee. Congratulations. That phone call is more than a "reminder" ~ it's a shakedown. Ignore it. ACROSS 1 Math course, for short 5 Lobster, for one 15 Stead 16 Widespread loss 17 Art Deco name 18 Cosmetics pencil 19 First boxer in the US Olympics Hall of Fame 20 Capital of Portuguese Guinea 21 Predicament 22 Lower 24 Mother Night steir 26 On _ (in operation) 27 Actor Ramon 29 Get writing 30 Big man in Oman 32 Love Boat character 36 Nancy Drew's boyfriend 37 Hebrew month 39 CCC sponsor 40 -Roman wrestling 43 Something forbidden 44 Kind of salmon 45 Senator Hatch 47 Horizontal supports 49 Ah Sin's creator 51 Stere relatives 52 New York Jets owner 53 Light brown Angelou better with pen than with voice By ALIAH WRIGHT Associated Press Writer "Even the Stars Look Lonesome" (Random House, $14,90 minutes, selected unabridged essays) by Maya Angelou. In "Even the Stars Look Lonesome," Angelou invites listeners to avail themselves of the many kernels of wisdom afforded by her most personal experiences. She speaks about marriage, sexuality, age and lust. And she is particularly intuitive about fame and celebrity. The words are simply magical, and Angelou's writing is as eloquent as it is masterful. But while her tales are delightful - chock-full of the most insightful and inspiring moments of her life - they lose something precious on audio. Her voice, while mellifluous and pleasing, doesn't seem to possess the verve of her writing. The gorgeous, beautiful words are marred by her stilted inflections and monotonous tone. She sounds - well, like she's reading. And ... she ... speaks... like... this. Perhaps Angelou does riot want the listener to miss one word, no matter how painful the listening might be. One thing is crystal clear - in this book, her love affair with words and her way of doling out wisdom continues. But maybe she should leave the reading to someone else. changed. Nel has grown up, but Sula is still a child, with all of a child's impetuousness. She is narcissistic and indifferent. She wastes no time in destroying the lives of those around her. Then, repeating her mother's sins, she destroys Nel, first by sleeping with her husband, then by tossing him aside. "Sula" resonates in crisp, eloquent language read brilliantly by an author whose every word is poetry. The work is wonderfully precise, evocative and inspiring. Tale of 'The Bottom' is tops "Sula" (Random House, $25.95, 6 hours, unabridged) by Toni Morrison. Morrison breathes new life into "Sula," her fictional tale of a friendship between two women that began in childhood and was destroyed in adulthood. Sula and Nel grow up poor in a tiny Ohio town perched high on a hill called "The Bottom." During their youth, they share everything - hopes, dreams, desires, judgments and a secret so horrendous it draws them closer, binding them in guilt, until Sula leaves to roam America for a decade. When she returns, she finds her best friend settled - a wife with three children - and to her dismay, It's 'Paradise' for lovers of language "Paradise" (Random House, $25.95, 6 1/2 hours, abridged) by Toni Morrison. "Paradise" is definitely not lost in Morrison's world. Her novel of the same name - her first since winning the Nobel Prize for literature - is simply magnificent. In Morrison's harmonious tone, she describes a chilling scene at a convent in rural Oklahoma: "They shoot the white girl first. With the rest, they can take their time. No need to hurry out here. They're 17 miles from a town which has 90 miles between it and any other. Hiding places will be plentiful in the convent, but there's time and the day has just begun." "Paradise" is richly imagined and elegantly composed. Her voice skips and dances as she details the history of the tiny Oklahoma town called Ruby. The town is nearly destroyed by the actions of nine men, bent on settling personal vendettas against the women in the convent who have done them no wrong except for not needing them. The women fight back and the men's efforts are thwarted. In vivid language, Morrison describes their flight from death: "Bodacious black Eves, unredeemed by Mary, they are like panicked does, leaping toward a sun that has finished burning off the mist and now pours its holy oil on hides of game. God on their side, the men take aim for Ruby." Masterfully blending personification and alliteration, Morrison's "Paradise" is a feast for ears and a treat for lovers of language. SUNDAY EVENING 6/14/98 6:00 I 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 I 9:30 10:00 10:30 1 11:00 1 BROADCAST CHANNELS I [2] Seinfeld A (Our Town CD CD CS S) CS m m m EQ m NBA Playoffs News D | Reports National Geo. Paid Prog. [Paid Prog. World's Funniestl (R) Sitdown 60 Minutes A H Simpsons IKing of Hill Drive by the Bay Touched by an Angel Movie: *x "The Big Green" (1995) A D Dr. James Kennedy Ending Welfare as We Know It H Seine Police Academy Valley Bs. (Challenge Deep Space 9 Star Trek: Next Gener. Access Hollywood IS Nick Freno Parent Cosby Cosby World's Funniestl (R) Simpsons Simpsons Animal Siskel Zola Levin WJordon Nature A H Sister, Sis. Jamie Foxx X-Files "Patient X" (R) Dateline A | Siskel toftisU Sports Wr Working Working Mad-You News IS Movie: * * * "The Man Without a Face" (1993) A ® Movie: * * » "Nowhere to Hide" (1994) A Kingls-C. |TBN |Morrissey Life-Word Masterpiece Theatre "Nostromo" (R) E Unhappily lAlright "Murder Without Motive: Edmund Perry" S mpsons King of Hill Star Trek: Voyager (R) Deep Space 9 X-Files "Patient X" (R) Deep Space 9 Viper "Trust No One" X-Files "End Game- Valley Bs. (Paid Prog. News Deep Space 9 Pensacola-Wing News® Facts Cancer Cops [3 Silicon X-Files Kenneth C. NYPD Blue CABLE CHANNELS 1 A&E AMC COM DISC DISN ESPN FAM FSB LIFE NICK SCIFI TBS TNN TNT USA •list. Homes "Trouble Along" Rich in Amer.-Town & Country Magazine [Guide to Historic Homes (R) U [Rich Movie: * * * "The Young Phlladelphians" (1959, Drama) [Screen 5:30) * '* "Armed and Dangerous" [Comic Beyond Bizarre (R) GrowPains [Muppets Beyond Bizarre (R) GoingWild [Omba Major League Baseball: Orioles at Blue Jays "Storm Chasers" Beach Volley. Movie: *K "Once Upon a Crime" (1992) America's Great Parks: Grand Canyon Timon [Aladdin Sportscenter El Movie: "Voyage of Terror" (1998) Premiere. A Auto Racing SportsCar WSC. (Same-day Tape) Walt Disney Presents Movie: ** "Ensign Pulver" Dr. Katz [Critic Nature's Wrath Daily Show Justice Movie: *** "That Darn Cat" Baseball |X-Games Trials [Water Ski Movie: * * * "Columbo: Grand Deceptions" Goin' Deep Movie: * +'/> "Conspiracy of Silence" (1991, Drama) Stephen Ouimette, Michael Mahonen. Figure-Out [Kenan-Kel "Terminator 2" LA Lifeguards Mesquite Rodeo A My Brother | CharlieB Sightings (R) A m Biker Women Fishing [Fishin 1 (5:00) Movie: * * * * "Rain Man" (1988) (5:00) Movie: "The Remains of the Day" (1993) BluesClues Web (R) [Nick News HappyDay HappyDay New Edge CNet National Geographic Explorer (R) 11 NASCAR FOX Sports News Intimate Portrait WonderYr (WonderYr Space-Beyond Sportsctr. HawaiiS-0 Sports Barbara W. Newhart Alien Ntn. Movie: "Coal Miner's Daughter" [ClassicCar [Auto Racing NASCAR Wnston. (R) A W [Motor Trd Movie: * * l "Thicker Than Blood" (1998) Pacific Blue (R) A BO [Silk Stalkings (R) \S\ Movie: *** "Midnight Run" La Femme Nikita W I Big Easy 1 PREMIUM CHANNELS 57 Work on a quilt 58 B cells' production 60 Indian princess 61 Gives shots 62 Short shots 63 Summer- weekend event 64 Cannes concept DOWN 1 Removing impurities 2 Very thin stationery 3 Gambler's call 4 Signal 5 Presiding officers 6 Salesmen 7 World Series sextet 8 Scale pair 9 Consisting of three members 10 Roman-candle path 11 White wine 12 Yankovic parody 13 "Five thousand years ...": Bunyan 14 Teen outcast 20 Actress Lillie 23 Egg warmer 25 "It must be him, shall die" 27 Western bovine 28 Shah's homeland 31 Bus or sub starter 33 Named above 34 Faithful following 35 Transversely 38 oblige 41 Chevy model 42 Scone bit 44 PC monitor 46 Do some cobbling 48 Need nursing 49 Hair rinse 50 American Fur Company founder 52 Reagan cabinet member 54 Harem chambers 55 Gilda name 56 React to a haymaker 59 Pester 60 Troy, NY sch. Answer to previous puzzle BBDH aaa tnaa QHHHDH ODD ana B00 00B 0QB nana CREATORS SYNDICATE O 1898 STANLEY NEWMAN 6/13/98 6/13/98' Eugenia Last CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Donald Trump, Boy George, Eric Heiden, Steffi Graf JUNE 14,1998 Happy Birthday: It's your year to clear ,up your debts. You'll be able to forge ahead by putting your ; money, into safe, long-term investments. Find out how you can take advantage of tax breaks. The better you budget and the more determined you are to reach financial security, the better prepared you'll be for your future. Your numbers: 3,12,21,30,39,48 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't get depressed about things that are happening at work. Do your job and look for ways to make money working for yourself. Set your entrepreneurial side free to explore. 4 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You need to meet more individuals who share your interests. Don't be too alarmed if a recent love connection didn't turn out the way you had hoped. 2 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You must make yourself indispensable at work. Do all the lit- tle extras to put yourself in a power position. Add your creative flare and disciplined detail to your everyday work. 5 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take some time off. Get away with your lover and get to know each other all over again before you're just another statistic. It's been too easy to take one another for granted. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll make some extra cash if you invest in new domestic products. Your partner won't want you involved in risky ventures, so don't jeopardize family funds. Put your own cash on the line. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Let down your guard and get in touch with yourself and your lover. You've been living in a dream world for too long. Confront any problems and you can take your relationship to greater depths. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stabilize your place in the work force. Utilize your creativity to come up with a better, more efficient way of doing your job': Your superiors will be impressed with you ideas. iS stars : SCORPIO (Oct. 23-NoV: 21): What a wonderful life -- or is it? Don't fool yourself just because everything appears ,to be going your way. Take a look around you; resentment may bp building. 2 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): You may be aware o'f • your present situation, but if you don't stop and do somethirig about it you stand to lose more than you think. Problems won't, go away just because, you ignore them. 4 st§s ->;,, CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't be afraid to ask for help. You can rely on friends o.r relatives to pitch in and do whatever is necessary to aid you. Take heed of the advice given by elders. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Older family members will want you to bend to their needs.^ Be careful: They may be asking you for the impossible. Don't try to take care of these matters by yourself. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20); You'll be depressed if your partner is being verbally abusive.' Don't -limit yourself because someone you live with is standing in the way. Tell him or her to move. 3 stars Need advice ? Call Eugenia at 900-484-7827. Your phone company will bill you $1.99 per minute. '•; Birthday Baby: You have an inquisitive and spiritual mind that will lead you through many interest: ing situations. You're quick to leam and have an uncanny memory that will help you achieve the goafs you set for yourself. CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Neil Patrick Harris, Waylon Jennings, Helen Hunt, Courteney Cox JUNE 15,1998 Happy Birthday: Let your creative imagination flow. You'll be successful if you present your ideas to potential partners this year. Your biggest drawback is your lack of self- confidence. Present yourself and your ideas with courage and persistence if you want to get ahead. If you're truly inspired by your ideas, it won't be as hard to push them. Your numbers: 2, 14, 23, 32,41, 49 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Expect delays if you have to deal with government agencies or large corporations. They will give you the runaround and waste your time. It's better to leave these matters alone for now. 4 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You need to dig your teeth into a project you believe in. Stop working on meaningless jobs that don't satisfy you. Make changes to feel better about who you are and what you do. 2 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll receive recognition. Your accomplishments will lead to a new position and more responsi- bility. Make sure you can afford to spend that much time away from loved ones. 5 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Talk about your feelings. Ask your lover exactly what his or her intentions are. If you're not moving in the same direction then consider your next step. Make your change or move on. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't get involved in joint money ventures and you'll have no need to get angry or upset. Put your money into a solid investment like a piece of real estate. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Overreacting to your lover's actions will only lead to a major blowout. Think twice before you take action. You may find yourself alone. Busy yourself with hobbies you enjoy. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't exaggerate at work or you'll be embarrassed by someone who knows the real circumstances. It's best to keep a low profile and do the job you're supposed to be working on. 5 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You need to put more time and energy into creative pufr suits. You'll get positiye response from people who view your work. Use your discipline to take your talent to the limit. 2 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22; Dec. 21): Limitations are like'ly if you haven't handled domestic situations well. You'll get a popr, response from your Family if you request that they help you with one of your projects. 4 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan 19): You can make amends,if you've been having problems with friends or relatives. Talk's will prove to be beneficial for all parties involved. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Febl 18): A lack of confidence will keep you from getting ahead. If^s time to take a look in the mirror and decide exactly what ygii have to do to raise your selfX esteem. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't be afraid to tell someone you live with just how you feel. It's better to lay your cards on the table than to continue than t.o put up with the adversity that you're experiencing. 3 stars HBO (:15) Movie: * * * "Men In Black" (1997) A MAX SHOW (:15) Movie: * * ii "My Girl 2" (1993) 'PG' firfoT [Movie: "Beverly Hills Ninja" (1997) Comic Relief 8 (Same-day Tape) A Movie: ** "Nowhere to Run" Movie: "Color of Justice ' (1997) |SexCity Rosewood [Movie: **K "Maximum Risk" Movie: **x"Shadowhunter" [OulerUmF Birthday Baby: You're a friendly little tyke, always trying to be helpful. You have a terrific mind and you certainly can excel when it comes to problem solving. You see things clearly and precisely, which gives you the ability to be convincing and popular throughout life. ••:;

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