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The Palm Beach Post SECTION D A SALUTE WEAT sponsors! women's expo ' PAGE 3D . ; Cj O Celebrity news, rq O O crosswords and auJQJ puzzles by fax djdj TV PAGE I INSIDE: MARTINST. LUCIE COUNTY UVINQ THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1993 A Accent m it t I -. . Ron Wiggins Is revenge so sweet, we can't do without it? There is a drug so dangerously addictive that you can be hooked on it even if you can't get it. . And if you can get it, a taste is not enough. The tnore you get, the more you want. The less you get, the more you want. The drug is revenge. I can handle it myself. My suppliers are Charles Bronson and Clint Eastwood. I suppose that revenge cut by fiction and rationed to the user in small doses can be cathartic. But who can handle the uncut stuff? Certainly not mortal man. ' i I God of 01d Testament is 1 . 1 clear on that account, reserv- V J ing vengeance for himself. And just so there would be no confusion on the matter, he marked Cain, warning that anybody who harmed him would be punished sevenfold. Yet if somebody harms us, we want them to suffer right now, don't we? Our greatest fear is that they should escape on a technicality. Folks are afraid to trust God to hand out judgment because God will forgive. : : Can't have that. Given the Almighty's fickleness, the prudent ppljcy for when somebody who hurts you is to huft them right back. You hear of people all the time saying, "May God forgive you, because I won't!" -'.'The way I was brought up, you didn't get much :cedit for loving friends and family. No, to claim :saJVation, you had to love your enemies and mean ft.. When you lose a loved one ; . . I never pretended to love my enemies because J was taught that God could see right through me and my punishment compounded. Nor did I expect God to fall for that hogwash about how I hated the sin but loved the sinner. No, the best I can do with !an enemy is forget him. I'm pretty good at that because I am forgetful. '. A degree of forgetfulness is what I wish for those families in today's headlines who grieve for loved ones lost to the reckless or malicious acts of others. Since there can be no such thing as enough revenge for the loss of a loved one, what can you do after the courts have acted? " . Hate? No, then you have God on your case. Anything you dish out is going to come back to you sevenfold, if the Old Testament writers knew their God. Forgive? No, I don't think so, because to forgive is to lay down a burden and feel better. Mourners mistakenly, I believe, act as if they owe if fo the departed to remain bitter and miserable. j ; Forget? Easy to say, hard to do. : T can tell you what I would do in the case of Nicholas Hardy, 18, accused of killing Sgt. James "Rocky" Hunt. First, I would feel sorry for the teenager's family who probably cannot put the shooting out of their minds for more than five minutes at a time. ""' Second, I would reflect upon Hardy's probable state of mind when he went into a wooded area, placed the officer's gun in his mouth and blew some of his brains out. That youngster's last thought probably was that he had done something so terrible, so unforgivable that he couldn't live and that he had to die. No time to rationalize Experts can't say whether Hardy has had a coherent thought since. Chances are that if he regains significant brain functioning, it is doubtful he will recall his role in the police officer's death. How does society exact revenge from somebody who may not even know his name? Now, had the gun jammed and Hardy been arrested unhurt, how long would it have taken him to decide that he was temporarily insane at the time of Hunt's shooting? Given time to reflect, people rationalize. Hardy never had time to make excuses. He punished himself before the self-justification set in. ;': I hope I wouldn't need vengeance beyond that. .:But once you're hooked on the stuff. . . . "'. ;ny :i . x"rJ l AA ' ' 1: f : v j tA.- (LrJ A. J L AAwf f- li A;r A' aj. . ' ,- ' v ' ' i i : ' ' ' A: "'rk ' ' ; After 1 4 seasons, CBS says goodbye tonight to the 'Knots Landing' crew: Val, Gary and the rest of the neighbors in this prime-time soap The Knots Landing era ends tonight in a two-hour finale. The stars in the finale include Joan Van Ark (clockwise from top left), Ted Shackelford, Nicollette Sheridan, William Devane, Michele Lee, Kevin Dobson, Donna Mills. "SE HSp i - ' 3 Above: Julie Harris and Red Buttons as Lilimae Clements and Al Baker. Right: Laura (Constance McCashin), Greg (William Devane) and baby Meg as the Sumners. M1 Ws-a. y j Ms k-:i A By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press As a pivotal event, tonight's Knots Landing wrap-up may not rival the fall of communism or even the fall of Marky Mark's britches. But a series that logged more episodes than any other besides Guns-moke and Dallas must be recognized as a television institution. Around many TV sets, its passing will be mourned (9-11 p.m., WPEC-Channel 12, WCIX-Channel 6). Of course, maybe you were doing other things every Thursday night for the past 14 seasons. Watching 20120 or Hill Street Blues or LA. Law. Reading the collected works of Proust. Or rearranging your socks drawer. Whatever, over on CBS, Knots was sudsing up the suburbs with admirable regularity, boldly going where fellow prime-time soaps Dallas, Dynasty and Falcon Crest dared not go namely, a sodded land of tract homes and Weber grills. The saga of Seaview Circle the show's central cul-de-sac in an upper middle-class community in Southern California Knots far exceeded a real-life quota of murder, adultery, international drug lords and industrial espionage. But relative to the other soaps, at least, the show maintained a sense of proportion: On Knots, the American dream had not completely gone grotesque. "This was the show of the people, the show with the common touch," says Knots star Michele Lee. "That's why it lasted for 14 years." That era ends tonight with a two-hour finale. And operating on the principle that plenty is never enough, CBS an hour earlier presents a pre-game special, The Knots Landing Block Party, which turns the cul-de-sac into Memory Lane. Two months after Knots production wrapped, current and former cast members reconvened in Please see 'KN0TS'4D I'M ? tt1 Ted Shackelford, Julie Harris and Joan Van Ark join other cast members for The Knots Landing Block Party tonight at 8 on CBS. 'Knots' Quiz 1. How many times was Greg Sumner (William Devane) married, and who played his wives? 2. Who played the man who adopted Val's twins after they were kidnapped? 3. Which star appeared in all 344 Knots Landing episodes? 4. What is the name of the street in Knots Landing where the cul-de-sac is located? 5. Why did Abby (Donna Mills) leave? 6. Name the fiance who stood-up Paige at the altar. 7. Who played Val's brother? Abby's son? Karen's stepdaughter by her first husband, Sid? For answers, please see Page 4D. Pilot Soars With Stars Efy ERNESTINE WILLIAMS Palm Beach Post Staff Writer I : LAKE WORTH It was September 1933 and Teresa James was strapped into the cockpit of an 0X5 Travelair, a single-engine biplane with the smooth hum of an old-fashioned sewing ma chine. James was making her first solo flight out of a Pittsburgh airport. Now in her 70s and sipping a beer at the dinner table in her Lake Worth home, she recalls the experience. She was terrified. James "My leg was shaking upnd down like this on the rudder and I just kept hitting it and hitting it trying to get it to stop," she says, punching her right leg While bobbing it up and down. The flight took five minutes, but "It ". - Please see PIL0T4D 2J Teresa James poses with Bob Hope in a 1943 photo that may be shown on NBC. Boca museum is for the birds By GARY SCHWAN Palm Beach Post Staff Writer BOCA RATON Puns are flying at the International Bird Museum, where art exhibitions are meant to ruffle feathers. "This museum really is for the birds," said Timothy Eaton, curator of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The museum for humans is the second in the country to install a museum for birds. The bird museum features tiny artworks and every modern museum's dream item a restaurant. The facility gives new meaning to Minimalism. The idea came last year to New York sculptor Paul Waldman, a compulsive fiddler. When he wasn't making sculpture, he was making birdhouses. Waldman, who says he likes "out-of-context things, things that are peculiar," decided to call one of his creations a bird musejim. The concept took flight. Waldman is connected in the art world. His wife, Diane, is deputy director of New York's Guggenheim Mu seum. Soon the bird museum had an advisory board that included the likes of famed art dealer Leo Castelli and critic Donald Kuspit. It also got a name International Bird Museum, or IBM. Noted artist Roy Lich- tenstein made tiny paintings especially for the bird museum at Waldman's Long Island home. Pte-jse see MUSEUM5D f --kT ---5-vV BOB SHANLEYStafT Photograph- Museum curator Timothy Ea-' ton and bird-sized exhibit. ''.

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