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The Tennesseani
Nashville, Tennessee
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2DCR0SSVV0RD no SECTION 4DC0MICS DWODMi 5DTELEVISION TheTENNESSEAN TUESDAY, JULY 3, 1990 Symptipn0riCoutdoors a bad musical mix, 30,, Study chides PBS IprStftist pi-ogrami, 6IX li I 4f SANDY a SMITH CATIfY STRAIGHT Staff Mrner Tuesdays aren't free anymore at Cumberland Science Museum. The Free Tuesdays program at the museum Is being phased out this summer due to budget cuts by Nashville Metropolitan Government, said museum director Bill Bradshaw. Museum officials requested $100,000 in government support, but will receive only $25,000. "It does cost money to operate the museum and if the government does not pay for the services, the users will have to," Bradshaw said. The Free Tuesday program was designed to open the museum's doors to those who otherwise could not afford admission.

Last year the program served 16,000 "A lot of groups serving (disadvantaged) youths made use of this Bradshaw said. The museum will honor grams for the disadvantaged. "We feel that we have held upour end of the bargain with Metro," said museum president Charles A. Howell IIL "We operate an outstanding facility which serves hundreds of thousands of people across our region. We bad hoped that the Metro Council would more vigorously support our effort to bring quality science education to all the people of Middle The $25,000 in Metro funds will be used to fund other museum programs, exhibits and services.

Three other programs aimed at the disadvantaged will continue, said Bradshaw, including the Cumberland Challenge program held each Tuesday. The program serves youths in walking distance to the museum. Officials arentsure if other museum programs will be affected this year by the budg Free Tuesday reservations that have al- ready been made for the summer, but no new reservations will be taken. To help soften the blow for those groups, the museum Is working on a scholarship program that will pay all or part of the $3-per-person group rate admission. Regular admission to the museum is $4 for children and $5 for adults.

A free day not only takes a large bite out of admission revenues, it also eats away at attendance from the museum's other operating days. The Free Tuesdays program has three corporate sponsors Kroger, Shell and National Recovery Technologies but Metro funds made up the bulk of its budget "We have found that corporate sponsors are very generous, but cannot handle the entire load," Bradshaw said. Free Tuesday money donated by corporate sponsors for 1991 will be used to fund alternate pro et cut Grassmere Wildlife Park also was expecting money from Metro, but will have to get by without it this year. "We had requested $50,000 (from the government) and did not receive it," said Phil Frost, executive director of the new wildlife park. "They simply failed us." The park, which opened June 2, will not have to eliminate any special programs, but the money will be missed.

"With us being a new facility without a lot of history, it's really hard to say how it will affect us," Frost said. "But it's still a good chunk of money." Park officials had planned to use the money for additional staff, animal care and exhibits. Now they will have to depend more on private donations and corporate sponsorship, Frost said. Appointment atWSMV causes stir smashes ilim Mug sounds of silence aucl Fitness Consumer reporter Laura Brooks has been named the new weekend anchor at WSMV-Channel 4 and her appointment has created a stir. Brooks replaces Latonya Turner, who has been filling in for the past two and a half months.

Turner's replacement leaves Channel 4 without a minority news anchor. The station has been down in numbers of on-air minorities following the departures of Karla Winfrey, Mearl Purvis and Rebecca Rollins earliei this year. Brooks, a former anchor in Rochester, joined the WSMV news team in April as a consumer reporter. She will continue her Helping Hand" segment three nights a week on the Scene at 10. i.

Turner, who returned to general assignment reporting following last Sunday's newscast, said she was told after returning from vacation that Brooks would replace her on weekends. She said she was given no indication that management was unhappy with her performance. "I asked them repeatedly. The indication was that I was doing a good job, though there's always room for improvement," she said. Turner, Vanessa Echols and weatherman Bill Hall are the station's only on-air minorities.

The station also has three black photographers. News director Alan Griggs said yesterday, "I am always looking for the best people possible. I am concerned about getting the best representation that I can possibly find." Turner said, "I've been in this business for 10 years and not a lot surprises me. I am a professional. I will always handle things in a professional manner.

I don't want there to be any negative reflection on Laura Brooks. I'm sure Laura will do a good job." Brooks could not be reached yesterday for comment 5. The Turner-Brooks incidenihas reportedly caused some tension the Channel 4 newsroom among minority employees. "My door is open for anyone in the newsroom who wans to discuss any situation," Griggs said. i iiiiiWiiiii aKiiai JOE RICH Staff Writer Tim King leads, by his own account, an active, normal life.

These days he is teaching tennis lessons. He is also deaf a condition which he says he has never allowed to hinder his zest for life. "I have found a place in this world of silence and, I hope, through my performance that there will be some understanding of the deaf," said King who works as a Metro Parks and Recreation Department tennis instructor. "You can only find out your potential by doing." King has always been active in sports. He graduated from Hillwood High School and Middle Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in recreation in 1976.

He participated in sports at both schools. After college, King became active in sports for Metro parks and other places. He has been an umpire for 10 years and a referee official for 1 2 years, and he regularly officiates basketball, volleyball and Softball games. Recently, for example, be umpired at the Amateur Softball Association's Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. These days, though.

King can be found five times a week at the Green Hills Recreation Center behind Moore Elementary School. He conducts tennis classes twice a week and helps guide other activities as well He is almost completely deaf, a condition he has had since birth. "I have been deaf since birth, but my parents did not know this until I was about 2 years old," King said recently between tennis matches. King is able to talk normally despite his impairment. He has had a hearing aid for about five years.

"I can hear loud noises like the phone, but I 'mi cannot talk on the phone. I have a TTY machine (a special computer that allows incoming and outgoing calls to be printed on a monitor). If the receiver also has one, it will work. If the receiver does not have one, too bad." King is able to communicate through a combination of spoken words, written words and gestures. He has never used sign language for communication; he believes learning sign language would only hinder his progress in learning to communicate by more standard methods.

"I never learned sign language as it was the easy way out, and I could be deaf in total," King said. "My family encouraged me to speak, to enunciate carefully and just to communicate the very best I can. "I think faster than I speak, so at times, I don't enunciate as I should." During King's twice-a-week, hour-long tennis sessions, he has no trouble communicating with the children he teaches. "I like working with kids. Two weeks ago, I was at the fast pitch softball tournament, and three times a week I'm at a kiddie camp.

On the weekend, I work all over the place." Despite his impairment, King was always a good student while growing up, although he was held back for third and fourth grades because of a school accreditation problem. After MTSU, King took a special 18-hour course in recreation for a master's degree, and he served a 12-week internship with TVA at the Land Between the Lakes Park. The station has been without? iper- fohn manent weekend anchor since Seigenthaler Jr. left for Seattle 1 GeorgtWafttr Staff Despite a hearing impairment, Tim King has always been active in sports. As tennis instructor for the Metro Parks and Recreation Department, he offers some pointers on the game to Carey Arvin at Green Hills Recreation Center.

March. Good Morning America cofiost Joan Lunden has signed on as anchor for Whittle Communication's Spp Reports Television which debutsin usic industry to mount anti-censorship fight the fall. SRTVis a newsmagazine designed Financial, legal aid offered in fight against conservative challenges especially for doctors' waiting rooms. The hour-long program will feature health, style, home, parenting, entertainment, travel and money topicft the August nremier of its new film. Distributors and Manufacturers pre Doctors get free use of a television and videodisc player; Whittle gets 15 minutes of advertising per hour.

The videodisc will play continuou Iy during office hours and will be changed every two weeks. Lunden i said in a statement SRTV is "a very 1 worthwhile project SRTVis a piggyback project of try is a Louisiana bill that would require stickering of albums with a state-mandated label That bill has passed the state's House and is expected to be presented to the state Senate after its sponsors rework the bill's language. As different elements of the music industry began to rally behind 2 Live Crew, the following developments oc-cured: The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced plans to stage a concert and protest march in support of free ex- -pression this summer in Washington D.C Details on the event are not yet available, according to NARAS president Michael Greene. But Greene says he hopes to enlist various groups that have protested the National Endowment for the Arts' grant provisions, and will seek representation from members of the visual arts and theater communities as well Several prominent industry officials issued a call for artist and label boycotts of territories deemed to have anti-music-industry stances. The National Assocation of Recording Merchandisers and the National Association of Independent Record Tennessean News Services NEW YORK Music industry leaders will offer legal financial and moral support to 2 Live Crew and others involved in legislative and court battles as part of a counterattack against conservative challenges to song lyrics.

2 Live Crew has been under legal seige since June 6, when a VS. district court judge in Flordia declared that the group's third album, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, is obscene. Police in 1 1 states and Canada have since warned retailers that selling the album may violate local obscenity laws. Also confronting the music indus Pump Up The Volume, a benefit for the Southern California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, with funds earmarked to combat censorship. MCA Records has the soundtrack for the youth-oriented film, which deals with censorship.

Additionally, several prominent label executives have offered to provide legal and financial aid to 2 Live Crew and others threatened by conservative actions. Previously, NARM Indicated it would offer limited legal support to retailers arrested for selling As Nasty As They Wanna Be. viously announced that they will not hold conventions in Louisiana unless that state drops stickering legislation; published reports have indicated that some artists and managers may also consider not performing in certain states. The Recording Industry Assocation of America offered a "friend of the court" legal brief in connection with 2 Live Crew's appeal of the federal judge's obscenity ruling. The RIAA has also offered financial assistance to the group and retailers who sell its product New Line Cinema plans to make Whittle's Special Reports which are in 19,000 medical receptiofl areas.

Doctors who want to continue receiving the magazines must take SRTV. WKRN-Channel 2 took home two International Gold Medallion awards from Broadcast Promotion and Marketing Executives at the BPME con TICK-BORNE DISEASES Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease the most dreaded Thanks for a good time ft Julie Evans, who lives in Hermitage, can be found in the area where the passengers board the General Jackson showboat. Her job is to see that everything goes well for them. Interviewed by Max York. I'm originally from Michigan.

I've been here since October and I'm really w'H A RorferT. i) 1 vention in Los Angeles. The "Davis Nolan Weather" campaign claimed the prize in the "In-House TV Campaign-News" category; "Grocery Wars" got the gold for "In-House Episodic TV Announcement-News" category. Both segments were produced by Scott Brady. According to Variety magazine, 1 4 former staff members of The Pat Sajak Show have filed claims with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement seeking vacation pay they didnt receive when the show was cancelled by CBS.

CBS said in court documents that the employees were free-lancers and were not eligible for vacation pay. After Sajak was axed in April, CBS paid staffers one week's salary. A hearing was held last week and a ruling should be handed down this week. A handful of those employees have been tapped to work on The Midnight Hour, CBS's latest entry into the late-night timeslot which begins airing in late July. enjoying Opryland.

I pass out pamphlets. I help the handicapped get on the boat and I spend a lot of time cleaning up the area. ANSWER: The tick should be removed with tweezers and the bite cleaned with alcohol or Hibiclens. Watch for fever, flu-like muscle aches, or rash to develop in 3-10 days. The important precaution Is to see a physician as soon as the fever begins.

QUESTION: What does the rash look like and where does it start? I ANSWEIh The rash of Spotted Fever doesnt erupt until about the third day of fever, and then it starts as red spots on the skin of the arms and legs. Later it spreads over the body. The "bullseye" rash of Lyme Disease develops at the bite and daily enlarges, leaving a central pale area. Import- Turn to PAGE 21), Column 5 Health Message is a weekly column on health education provided as a community service by the Nash-vUle Academy of Medicine. This week's column is submitted by Roger T.

Jackson, MD a Nashville area physician speriahng in internal medicine and infectious diseases. In the warm months, ticks are a concern to doctors and patients alike. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease are the most dangerous tick-carried diseases. Tularemia (Rabbit Fever) and Tick Fever are less often a problem. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a very serious and occasionally fatal infection, especially if treatment is late.

Lyme Disease is a much less acute and milder illness, although difficult I've met people from all over, including a lot of people from Michigan. A lot of them get here an hour early because they are on eastern time. People enjoy the show and the trip. When they leave, a lot of them thank me for having a good time. When I'm not working here, I enjoy doing yard work.

I enjoy landscaping. I like making things grow. I enjoy living in this area. The people are so friendly. to diagnose.

The following are frequently asked questions about tick-related diseases QUESTION! If someone found a tick that had been attached overnight, what should they do?.

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