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Des Moines, Iowa
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Sat., May 12,1984 i astf It Stfl&f 2A THE DES MOINES REGISTER a , ' I Jones gets in a sweat, and his fans love it By NICK LAMBERTO PtiKr Staff Writer Thomas Jones Woodward of Pontypridd, South Wales, known professionally as Tom Jones, showed a capacity crowd of 2,735 at Civic Center Friday night why he is billed as a "sexy, sensational singer" whose sweat on a handkerchief becomes a collector's item for some adoring women. At least a dozen women of various ages tossed hankies on stage for Jones to mop his fevered brow or hairy chest, which he did before returning them, sometimes with a kiss or a bit of patter as la-gniappe. No room keys were tossed on MUSIC REVIEW stage. He did earn three standing ovations. Jones really puts on a "great show," most of the women in the audience seemed to be saying with their squeals of delight during the more than an hour show. He's a man with a perpetually twisting torso, who has more moves than a beserk waterbug or a Minsky burlesque line trying to set a record for bumps and grinds. Jones also has a big, resonant voice and he makes the most of his talents. He works hard and perspires a lot, drinks a lot of water and seems to be a combination acrobat and swivel-hipped football halfback in some of his choreography. The tickets, each of which sold for BUTTON DOWN AT Just Off the Freeway at 42nd St. Local telephone 274-1558 LIST PRICE VALUE $10,124 1984 MERCURY WR CONDITIONING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FRONT WHEEL DRIVE 4 CYINOER ENGINE POWER STEERING POWER BRAKES AMFM STEREO TINTED GLASS lr ) 'V- TOM JONtTI f.-I sag""'"" If- J m " J ' t . mr ". TOPAZ DUAL REMOTE CONTROL MIRRORS RE CI MUG SEATS DECK LB RELEASE KTERVAL WIPERS REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER FRONT t REAR BUMPER GUARDS LIST PRICE VALUE $13,009 1984 MERCURY AIR CONDITIONING miTERENGWE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION POWER STEERWG POWER BRAKES POWER DRIVER'S SEAT POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER DECK LC RELEASE POWER WINDOWS 8999 COUGAR AMFM STEREOCASSETTE ILLUMINATED VANITY fcliOOAD RECLINING SEATS LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL WSW RADIAL TIRES B00YSIOE ACCENT STRIPES TRUNK LIGHT WTERVA1 WIPERS SPEED CONTROL 10,999 hy 11th I LOCUST DOWMTOWM DES MOINES 243-5200 Jht fj 122.50, were all snapped up a few days after they were offered to the public. The gross gate of more than $60,000 means that Jones "gets about half of it," said Lloyd Greenfield, a Jones representative. Not so, said Civic Center Manager Gordon Smith, "There are substantial expenses." Greenfield said Jones bad appeared at some Iowa fair about 12 years ago but couldn't remember where. He said Jones didn't remember either. Jones did remember in his first announced appearance In Des Moines to wear skin-tight black trousers that revealed every bulge and wrinkle. He also wore an open shirt with a Vee neck almost to his belt and a gold chain with a large crucifix suspended from it The minute Jones leaped on stage, the yelling and applause started and the adulation continued throughout, especially after such favorites as "Delilah," "Green, Green Grass of Home," "Can't Stop Loving You," "Love Me Tonight," "She's A Lady," "Daughter of Darkness," 'Til Never Fall in Love Again," "It's Not Unusual," and "All Night Long." To a cynic, Jones might appear to be a grotesque caricature with his snapping hips and exaggerated gestures but a realist must admit that he has that indefinable quality that other great singers have Frank Sinatra, for one of making each woman fan think he is singing a particular song to her and her alone. The 12-piece orchestra and three women singers called "The Blossoms" gave Jones professional backing throughout and Comedian Bobby Helton provided a funny hour of entertainment before Jones appeared. Hundreds of Button-Down oxford cloth shirts are on display at Reichardt's. These shirts are made to Reichardt's specifications. The collars roll the way button down collars should roll. These shirts feature a 7-button front and the ocean pearl buttons are anchored with a criss cross stitch. The shirts feature 2 by 2 ply-cotton for comfort and long wear and to avoid pilling around the collar. They have double sewn seams with 21 needlepoints to the inch stitching to avoid puckering. These superb shirts are made to give you long lasting satisfaction. All cotton button down ; $28.50 Staypress polyestercotton blend button down - $27.50 Iowa Toll Free 1-800-652-9602 LIST PRICE VALUE $12,317 1984 mercury AIR CONDITIONING 3.8 LITER ENGINE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AMFM RADIO TIT WHEEL POWER STEERWG POWER BRAKES POWER DRIVERS SEAT POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER DECK UD " RELEASE SPEED CONTROL TIT WHEEL WIDE B00YSIDE MOLDING DIGITAL CLOCK CONSOLE RADIAL TIRES POLVCAST WHEELS DELIVERED 15 IN STOCK AND INCOMING 1984 MERCURY REARWMOOW DEFROSTER TKT WHEEL TINTED GLASS LIGHT GROUP FULL CONSOLE ANALOG CLOCK BUMPER RUB STRIPS DUAL ELECTRIC MIRRORS POLYCAST WHEELS OR WIRE WHEEL COVERS AR CONDITIONING 5.0 LITER V-8 ENGINE POWER STEERING POWER BRAKES POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS SPEED CONTROL TIT WHEEL DELUXE WHEEL COVERS II $9999 DELIVERED 91 IN STOCK AND INCOMING $1 1,999 JU,,,. Mmmmvmmm sr v? - j in 1 . ",; i f v. ? , ""1 l ? i ..If : I I 1 1" . . i I f 1 Turning the tables, lens-wise Doug Ecklund, a Younkers employee, poses for a photo "On My Own Time" contest and exhibit. The competition after winning in the landscape category of the amateur di- ' shows off the artistic talents of Dei Moines company em-vision, black and white photography competition of the ployees in painting, photography and sculpture. Sound surges, in excellent ByPATWESTPHAL Rip-snorting, rollicking, great good fun, that's what "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is, in case you haven't heard yet. It's a musical; there is no dialog. It's funny in all kinds of surprising ways. And yes, it's based on the biblical story about Joseph and his coat of many colors. The Des Moines Community Playhouse production of the musical is as DRAMA REVIEW colorful, as lively and as well done as anything I've ever seen in town. This isn't the first time the Bible has been the source of a Broadway hit, but mAtiUUid BROUGHAM m m at n m. 4 POWER WINDOWS REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER WTERVAl WIPERS TINTED GLASS SPEED CONIROL AUTOMATIC PARKING BRAKE RELEASE DIGITAL CLOCK RECLINING SEATS LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL ILLUMINATED VANITY MRRORS VENT WINDOWS DUAL PAINT STRIPES REMOTE CONIROL MIRRORS WIDE COOY SIDE MOLDINGS WSW RADIAL TIRES LUXURY WHEEL COVERS DELIVERED 98 IN STOCK AND INCOMING 1 GRAND MARQUIS TRUNK LIGHT ANALOG CLOCK TINTED GLASS RECLINING SEATS ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION VWYL COACH ROOF TWIN COMFORT LOUNGE SEATS BUMPER GUARDS DELUXE SEAT BELT REMOTE CONTROL AMFM STEREO MIRRORS WSW RADIAL TIRES COACH LAMPS AUTOMTIC OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION DELIVERED 44 IN STOCK AND INCOMING plu tltl and taxet -....-r-? - f color glows reamcoat' "Jowoh nd the Amlng Technicolor Dream-coal." Lvrlct bv Tim Rica. Music bv Andrew Llovd Webber. Directed Bv John Vlart. Muilc direction by Paul Oleke. Scenery and llflhtt bv Roy Green. Choreography by Lewli Whlttock Ml. Cottumet by Patrick Lose. At Det Molnet Community Plavhouia, U) Forty-second SI. Show through Sunday, May 17-20 end 23-27. THE CAST Joseph Douglas Coy Narrator ..-. Lynda Stein Jacob and Pollphar -,..,..- Ron Lambert Mrs. Potlphar .....-..- Sandra Petersen Pharaoh . Scott Humeslon Brothers Patrldi Lose, Lenny Mouts, Eloon Cross, Timothy H. Halt, Brian Reed, Todd Buchacltor, Tom Laclna, Jim Frame, Warren Westlund, Edward Buckley, Douglas Coy. Women s Chorus .. Mary AHerton, Karen Buck, EHeen Clausen, Linda Hardy-Adams, Jeanne Gale, Reglna Gedler, Hollle Hart, Dana Hunemann, Sharon Slrohmeler, Lvnne Marie Meissen. "Dreamcoat" is heavier on the comedy and lighter on the angst than "Jesus Christ Superstar." One of the gimmicks for laughs is anachronism. . Imagine a Pharaoh (Scott Humes-ton) who wiggles his hips like a reincarnation of Elvis, a pair of Isbmael-ites who travel by tricycle and a sandaled Egyptian who claims to have made his millions by wheeling and dealing in pyramids. Director John Viars makes liberal use of sight gags as well. In one number the chorus backs up the crooning Pharaoh with "Bop, bop, she waddy wa" and the angled wrists and elbows of the hieroglyphs. Even the music is funny. There are silly lyrics; interpreting a dream, Joseph tells the Pharaoh, "All those things you saw in your pyjamas are a forecast for your fanners." There is also a wonderfully entertaining melange of musical styles. When the brothers go to tell their father that Joseph is gone, they put on Western hats and Levi (Eldon Cross) sings a twangy "There'll Be One More Angel in Heaven." There's a calypso number, nicely done by Timothy Hall, a triumphal march, some bubble-gum rock, a moving lament, something that might have been heard in a wartime French cafe. The cast is really outstanding. Douglas Coy, who plays Joseph, has a gorgeous tenor. The male chorus, composed of Joseph's II brothers, sings either lead or back up on many of the numbers, and it is super. Lynda Stein plays the narrator, who fills us in on the plot. Friday & Saturday E Ree. $249.95 Ea. 'Y---' '-' ' (Must be purchased tffe Beautiful Singer 3 IiBslStiI5i5i piece set includes i ' ''kmftuatvS. end tab,e' square llS'iiilW'n end table and H""- i 'r'" If, square coffee jj table Fifteen sets Sf E U000 MOTHER'S DAY T0,S SPECIAL i Pid(jeon& i HOURS: ( HOME FURNISHINGS Weekdays 5050 North 2nd Ave. 244-C021 fiS i sun5iVi2-5 8808 Hickma Roal - 278-2002 Iss-r i - ' REGISTER PHOTO BY BOB NANOELL jfmtHt""" -V I 20 more file suit in fatal dynamite blast By MELINDA VOSS Rffftstar Stiff Writer Twenty more Des Moines-area residents have filed suit claiming their homes and property were damaged by the fatal dynamite explosion near Pleasant Hill last November. The suits, filed Friday in Polk County District Court, name Laverty Supply Inc., Hercules Inc. and Polk County as defendants and seek an unspecified amount of monetary damages. Nineteen residents filed suit last week against the same defendants, though the city of Pleasant Hill also was named as a defendant in that suit. . About 100 claims were filed against Polk County, Pleasant Hill and state officials, notifying the governments that they probably would be sued unless they voluntarily reimbursed residents for losses caused by the explosion in a dynamite storage area Nov. 19. ' Officials representing insurance companies that have filed most of the claims have said the force of the explosion cracked walls, blew out windows, knocked things off walls and shelves and peppered the outside of houses with debris. The suit alleges the defendants were negligent for not exercising reasonable care with the explosives-storage area. In one suit, the plaintiffs include Ora L. and Sherry Thomas, Glenn R, and Donna R. Thomas, Fred V. and Christian F. Lehman, Rodney S. and Susan J. Leibrand. The other suit names Charles and Virginia Lydic, Dallas and Betty Huffman, Morgan and Vesta Chapman, Joseph and Doris Schneider, Ralph and Linda Jones and Dale and Barbara Somen. ' , The parents of two teen-age boys killed in the explosion have indicated that they plan to sue for damages. The boys, Clint Woodward, 14, and Jeffrey Waddell, 13, were hunting in the area, and there was speculation they may have caused the dynamite to go off by shooting into the bunker. Gosclies ask FBI to cease looking for son By The Associated Press The mother of missing newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch says the FBI has "bungled" the case so badly that it ought to drop its investigation, but an FBI spokesman said the agency will continue looking for the boy. "It's not possible for an individual to just pull the FBI off of a federal investigation," said Ed Gooderman, special agent in the agency's public affairs office in Washington, D.C. Noreen Gosch has asked the FBI to end its investigation into the 20-month-long disappearance of her son, now 14 years old. "They have bungled it so badly we feel it has jeopardized his life more than a dozen times," she said. "We would rather have them just back out." She said her husband, John, formally made the request Thursday night to the FBI in Washington. Herb Hawkins, special agent in charge of FBI operations in Iowa and Nebraska, said he had not previously heard of the request. But he said the investigation would continue. "We have a missing child, the circumstances of which are still a mystery," he said. "We are operating under the assumption that foul play was involved. Based on that, we are continuing on the case." Johnny Gosch, then age 12, disappeared early Sept. 5, 1982, while preparing to work his Des Moines Register newspaper route near his home. Witnesses said he was last seen talking to a man in a blue car. Since their son first disappeared, the Gosches have been highly critical of what they said was inaction and indifference on the part of state and local authorities. Noreen Gosch charged that the FBI has been slow to pursue leads in the case and has given the family conflicting stories about the availability of telephone records needed to trace calls believed to be from her son. Hawkins denied Gosch's claim that the FBI has been slow in following up leads. "We've worked as fast as we possibly can inside the environmental limitations that is the ability of other entities to produce what we're asking for," he said. He acknowledged that it has been difficult to obtain phone records that may shed some light on three phone calls Noreen Gosch said she received Feb. 22 from someone she believed was her son. She has asked the FBI to obtain records of all long-distance phone calls made in the country around that date, Hawkins said. "All we can do is ask the phone company, make certain requests," he said. "If AT&T decides that the request is not attainable because of their physical limitations, then there's nothing we can do about it." An American Telephone and Telegraph Co. spokesman said on Friday that despite the increasing use of computers in the industry, it is sometimes impossible to track long-distance phone calls. CORRECTIONS f CLARIFICATIONS ! The Register erred in a Page One story Friday on the vote in the U.S. Senate to cut military spending. The Register reported that Senator Roger Jepsen (Rep., Ia.) voted for the amendment to cut military spending while Senator Charles Grassley (Rep., Ia.) voted against the amendment. The 48-46 vote actually was on a motion to table, or kill, the military spending cut. On the motion to table, Grassley voted no, Jepsen voted yes. Thus, in effect, Grassley was voting for the plan to cut military spending, Jepsen was voting against the plan. . The Reenter strives for accuracy and fairness. Errert In eur news cesumns wa be corrected ki Ms space. 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