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The Palm Beach Post WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 c SECTION D ' Are you a Good Sam baby? The county's oldest maternity ward is about to close, and we'd like to hear from families who have had at least three generations born at Kevin Costner takes the mound in Tor Love of the Game' WEEKEND PREVIEW, PAGE 3D Palm Beach County Living Good Samaritan. Please call 820-4574 or 820-4730 and leave a detailed message with your phone number. Or fax 820-4445. ll mw Ron Wiggins v -! r V, 4 5 i J ,,.4 ALV x A ll J l N JL I i ! " J"; i Mullets! Mohawks! Monstrous mall 'dos! What's the worst hairstyle in history? Worry not, reader, for morons pay in spades i Brando as Caesar: Hail the most practical 'do! Steve Harris has created a rare character for television: A black male with no sign of a chip on his shoulder nor time for buffoonery. i - Rare TV role: A black man with depth Reba McEntire: 'High' on the mall-girl look. The Television Celebrity. Examples include the Jennifer Aniston, the Dorothy Hamill and the Farrah Fawcett. The Rapunzel. "In recent times, the only famous person to dare this hard-to-maintain style is country singer Crystal Gayle," who is forced to spend vast sums on a team of round-the-clock stylists, 50-gallon drums of shampoo and "portable generators for her arsenal of blow dryers." The Mullet Head, aka Hockey Hair. Short on the top and long in the back, as pioneered by the likes of Pat Bena-tar, Kevin Bacon and multitudes of "hockey players." The Mohawk. The "peacock of hairstyles" also serves a practical purpose: "Keepers of the mohawk must stand facing into the wind to avoid blow-over, which makes them the perfect weather vane." B The Tail, whose origins date back to the 1980s. Fortunately, "most spoilers of this superfluous lock have been weeded out by natural selection." B The Mall Girl. Until modern times, "high hair" was limited to the noble classes, who were the only ones with enough leisure time to have their locks styled or enough cash to buy enormous wigs. But "all of this changed with one revolutionary invention: Aqua Net hair spray, (which) turned the tide in the war against hair gravity." To read Charged.com's full story, log on to http:www.charged.com issue2leisure storieshairdos By Roy Rivenburg Los Angeles Times It has been said that those who cannot remember history's bad hairstyles are condemned to repeat them. Or so claims the Internet magazine Charged.com (www.charged.com) in a humorous article on the top 10 hairdos of all time. Leading the pack is "the emperor of all haircuts," the Julius Caesar, which scores points for practicality ("Your mom can give it to you using a salad bowl and a Flowbee") as well as versatility ("It looks just as sassy at the Roman orgy in December as it does at the execution on the Ides of March"). But the main selling point is longevity. Current practitioner: actor George Clooney. The rest of Charged.com's list is heavily weighted toward the 20th century. It includes: B The Princess Leia, featuring dueling cinnamon-roll-style buns. "Not since the beehive has hair made us feel this hungry and sticky at the same time," says the magazine. Dreadlocks. Introduced by cavemen, "the world's first hairstyle" has been making a comeback since the advent of Rastafarianism and reggae. The Baldy. Recent practitioners of the Zen look include Yul Brynner, Ko-jak, Uncle Fester and Sinead O'Connor. The anti-hair motif also raises several questions: "Does a hairstyle require hair? Does the cost of razors offset the savings on styling products?" if U r Uncle Fester: Is shaved-bald really a hairstyle? r l "fp 1 Annamaria Parrish of Palm ; Beach Gardens has a bone to : -pick, not with me, but with the ; . drunken slob who missed a ; I curve and plowed into her 7 daughter's small Mazda, and i spun ruts into the yard in his : haste to leave the neighborhood.. "Every once in a while you write about people who are ; steamed about some incident that has happened to them," Pais ish writes. "I need a place to vent, so I am hoping that you ? can help me." Parrish has little hope of find-; ing the offending driver who leftr a bit of red paint on the rear ; ; quarter of Ryane Parrish's 1995 Mazda 626. The family hoofed i; around the neighborhood look- t ing for dented red cars. Nada. Nor would I expect an ac-count of the incident to excite : ? the French forensic labs into asking for the paint sample in ; f their continuing search for the I-red Fiat that clipped Di's car two years ago. : The drunk or crazed guy or ; gal got away clean. Or did heshe? '- My mother has a comforting " theory on the sorry people who seem to get away with bad behavior, but before we get into Mom Philosophy 101, let's hear a bit more from our first mom.' "I have raised my daughter to be honest, hard-working and kind. She is the light of my life and I am very proud of her. She ', works full time and goes to col- ', lege full time at night. She is ; completely responsible for her bills and takes pride in both her ', grades and her job." ; Ryane bought her car and ; pays her own car expenses, in- ; eluding insurance. "On Thursday night around midnight," the account contin- I ues, "some individual with no character or integrity raced ; around the cul-de-sac on Green , Meadows Way, missed the I curve, went onto our lawn and struck Ryane's car. The transfer paint was dark red against the ' light blue paint of the Mazda." ', And now we arrive at the part ' where Annamaria, incensed par- ; ent, gets to let off steam. "This individual is without ; honor and it really upsets me - that whoever did this has gotten away with it. This same person will probably be back down our street. I'm sure it's one of the nu- merous cars residents are al- I ways yelling at to slow down. I 1 guess there is nothing that can be done and that I should just . ' keep thanking God that my daughter was not in the car. I Thanks for listening." - J Please see WIGGINS, 4D. M:V.V him y O v- s i "5 i'V - ' a yAVt i ii i n.t Mullet head singer: Billy Ray Cyrus sports the hockey player look. By Robin Givhan The Washington Post '. When a man enters a room, he comes cloaked in attitude, his gait in sync with a private, inner vibe. How he moves defines him as surely as his politics and his religion. In those first moments, spare strokes form the outline on which shadings and details are layered. When Eugene Young, an attorney on the television series The Practice, enters his on-screen law firm, he brings basso profundo greetings and a handshake of authority and zeal. Young arrives without bluster or hunger for confrontation, bearing himself with self-confidence and dignity. - This is not a blandly happy-go-lucky character nor a one-dimensional depiction of moral fortitude. Young is a surprisingly nuanced creation. On ABC's Emmy-winning show, Young is renowned for being professionally aggressive in the most morally ambivalent cases, yet his own moral certainty struggles with a legal system that often is neither fair nor just. He is divorced but retains communication with and compassion for his ex-wife. He struggles to rear his 11-year-old son. He can be combustible, but not dangerously so. But it's what he lacks that makes him unique: Young is a black male tele-Vision character with no sign of a chip on his shoulder nor time for buffoonery. He is arguably the most evolved black man on television, and his competition is virtually nonexistent The ranks of black male actors are so thin the networks have drawn the NAACP's rancor. There is Eriq La Salle's Dr. Peter Benton on ER and Rocky Carroll's Dr. Keith Wilkes on Chicago Hope. And while the men of Oz are sculpted in bold relief, they are done so within the constraints of a cellblock cliche. ; Young stands out because his profession affords him regular opportunities to speak eloquently about the most unnerving social issues: racism, morality, gender stereotypes, addiction. ; He has been thoughtfully crafted by Steve Harris, 34, who received an Emmy nomination this year. The character ij not perfect. And Harris is not Young. f Please see HARRIS, 4D v v s h n -? f ffj; skimrwM I . Mohawks and Prin : cess Leia: Peacock and cinnamon rolls. Nuff said. it t V,' ,-, .. . t ' f " (I (V- 1 .mv, i . 'k hM ' (; '"'V iVfA, ,iW ? .. i Clothes, who cares? Isn't that Madonna in the front row? iIm..IIMMMMIMIUIILI.I.....1IW ; ir" 1 wearing a two-tone dye job that, chunky highlight for chunky highlight, , v. i V eerily resembles the coif of Aero-smith's gum-smacking Steven Tyler just a few seats down. Did we mention - Steven Dorff, Juli handsome Rupert Everett. And if you keep eyeballing down the line, you'll see that Everett comprises one-third of an Ideal Husband reunion with co-stars Julianne Moore and Minnie Driver. The gracious Driver, accompanied by her equally statuesque sister Kate, outshone the lot of them. Who made her lush turquoise coat dress? "Of course I'm wearing Versace!" she said. Oh yeah, the clothes. The spring Versus collection designed by Donatella Versace, sister of slain designer Gianni Versace mines the same rock 'n' roll aesthetic that has made the line so popular with the beautiful people. Navel-baring, leather hip huggers. Transparent tank tops. Gold mesh string bikinis. The kind of clothes it takes a heavenly body to wear. NEW YORK At a Versace show, the parade of supermodels is almost an afterthought. Yeah, yeah, there goes Kate Moss in a gold macrame bikini and skirt. Yup, that's curvaceous model-of-the-moment Giselle in a see-through shirt. The real attraction is just on the cusp of the catwalk: the Versace front row is an odd constellation of music and movie stars. (No TV royalty gathered Sunday night at the historic Rose-land ballroom, where this first bona fide marquee show of what's being called the busiest ever Fashion Week took place. A conflict with the Emmys, you know.) Look! There's Sylvester Stallone, sporting a goatee (hasn't anyone told him that look went the way of Carl Weathers' career a couple of years back?). There's Lisa Marie Presley, nuzzling with her current squeeze and 3 Staci Sturrock Spring Fashion 2000 ette Lewis and Jon Bon Jovi, all within air-kiss distance of each other? Best of all, per haps, there sits Madonna, with her impossibly ripped biceps exposed by a sleeveless black shirt and a fuzzy, leopard-print cowboy hat. What killer material, girl! But wait, there's more. Next to Madonna is her good pal, the stunningly MICH JACOBSONThe Associated Press! Madonna, in sleeveless black shirt and leopard-print ! cowboy hat, carries daughter Lourdes as they leave Dof' ; natella Versace's Versus show on Sunday. The Versus collection is a line designed with the beautiful people in ,mind.

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