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THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 2E Liz Smith Wife is man's best fishin' bud Rupert, Madonna Housewives are not 'brain-dead' Dear Ann Landers: How could you tell "I Showed Him in Maryland" that her letter was "a real upper"? She sounds to me like a bitter divorcee. She had been a housewife who needed her husband's permission to spend money and had no idpa how to balance a check- Neighborhood ruled by dictator Dear Miss Manners: Let me tell you a story about a self-appointed dictator: For almost 40 years I have lived on a street that is just off a main street (to be referred to as M). There are five short streets that run off M. Designating these short streets as One, Two, Bk. ear Abby: In reference to the letter from I l-Waitintr With Baited Hook." I am a 47- together for VH1 fiar year-old, happily married fisherman. I have had the loveliest fishing partner in the world for the past 14 years and have enjoyed RUPERT EVERETT and Madonna! No, they are not an item. Darn. The sexy actor who njjwiinuii book NoWi she runs her own IT business and balances four said. "Staving p I should have been Oscar-nominated for his turn in My Best Friend's Wedding and the enduring queen of pop music have been platonic every minute of it. Ihere s nothing like sharing the outdoors with your soul mate, teaching her and sharing her excitement in catching a fish. The excitement of fishing is pals tor ll years. Kecentiy ne escorted M to the premiere of three, four, ana rive witn One being the northernmost street I can take any of those five streets to get to my house. I live on Street Four, and for years I have traveled any and all of streets One through Five. The one I take depends upon which direction I am traveling Rosie O'Donnell s movie Wide i i tij u ,-. : .... Awake. They enjoy each other. Of home is OK if you want your brain to go dead." Statements like that give stay-at-home moms a bad name. I am a stay-at-home mom and also a licensed RN. Almost all my neighbors who stay home are college graduates, and they are Duttiner their education to Soon we will see R&M to V is shared by someone who is I close to you instead of just a - m mi him inimij "nrnnH rl tinv" fiehincr nart- gether again on a VH1 special, Madonna Rising, in which Ma Ann Landers donna takes Rupe on a tour of Dear Abby Abigail Van Buren h w v' v ' v j o I ner. A turtle on a log, a full moon on a summer night or a gray heron lifting off the lower New York, the site of her early, struggling years. The special reveals an appealingly relaxed Madonna, comfortable go Everett ing back to her roots. Rupert asks questions and makes appropriate noises of MiSS I have a neighbor (designat- Manners ed as N for neighbor) who I met ' Judith Martin years ago, shortly after moving BVBBSBVBVjsBBVBBBa into the neighborhood. She behaves like a self-appointed authority determining what I can or can't do. She has, it seems, dictated that I cannot drive on Street Three. (A male friend of her family has an apartment there.) I have spotted two "spies" living on Street Three, watching to see where I drive. The "spies" apparently call N's house to report I am driving on the forbidden street. One day, I drove from M street on Street Three, and I saw a spy watching me. Just after turning the corner to get to my house on Street Four, I met N's husband, driving as fast as he could safely drive to get to Street Three. He looked terribly upset. Obviously, the spy had called N's house to report I was driving on the forbidden street. I went over to N's house to discuss the matter. I said, "As far as I know this is still a free country and we still have a Constitution. Our Constitution guarantees and protects the individual rights of people who live in this country." I went on to say, "I can drive my car on any street I want." She slammed the door, and I went home! Mil nnininn Miss Manners, is that if a self- use on the most important thing in the world rearing their children. My husband is a Marine officer, and I handle all the finances, the checkbook and the bill paying. I am certainly capable of doing it, and it's one less thing for him to worry about. Children deserve more than a few hours in the evening with their parents. Studies show that those children who grow up with a stay-at-home parent are less likely to abuse drugs, commit crimes or create a teenage pregnancy. They also do better in school. A lot of parents sacrifice extra money to be there for their children. Mrs. "I Showed Him" never mentioned what her divorce and newly discovered independence did for her children. Rachel Natasha Ward in Camp Pendleton, Calif. Dear Rachel: I received a tremendous number of letters from women who were furious with the divorcee who said, "Staying home is OK if you want your brain to go dead." Dear Ann Landers: I've been wanting to share something with you for a long time. No one in my family ever knew about it because I kept it to myself. While taking a trip to celebrate an anniversary, I noticed my husband was writing a letter to another woman. He tore it up and flushed it down the toilet I asked him if he wanted a divorce. He said no. Several years later, after his death, I found a photo of the woman among his personal effects. Our marriage lasted over 50 years. I want to tell all the women in your reading audience to take your advice and ask themselves that famous Ann Landers question, "Would I be better off with or without him?" I did and decided it was better to stay. At Peace In the Midwest Dear Midwest: I have never received a better compliment Thank you for letting me know. appreciation. But wait, there's more! Madonna is set to decorate the cover of TV Guide, her third solo appearance on the cover of the most widely read publication in the United States. MATT DAMON, one of Hollywood's young guns of the moment, is being hotly pursued to become Calvin Klein's next billboard boy, posing in his skivvies. I don't think this will occur. Good Will Hunting's Damon has established himself as a serious actorscreenwriter, and it is unlikely he'd go the underwear route. Still, it is always flattering to be wanted. KEVIN COSTNER'S next film, Message in a Bottle, may have a change in its locale. It was supposed to be shot on Tangier Island in Virginia, but city fathers there are said to have rejected the movie, because of scenes of drinking, fornicating and much consumption of demon rum. Now Warner Bros, is checking out Cape Cod. Today's birthdays: Actor Dirk Bogarde is 77. Former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski is 70. Country musician Charlie McCoy is 57. Actor Ken Howard is 54. Actress Dianne Wiest is 50. Country singer Reba McEntire is 43. Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 29. THE L0CKH0RNS bunny hoest and john reiner water shouldn't be wasted with just one of the guys. Eat your hearts out, guys my fishing partner is prettier than yours! Terry Draugh-on, From the Big Bass Capitlal of Texas, Lake Fork Dear Terry: You'll be pleased to know that my desk has been swamped by a tidal wave of letters carrying similar sentiments. Read on: Dear Abby: The letter from "Waiting With Baited Hook" brought to mind my daughter and son-in-law. They met 10 years ago at a dance. After they'd been dating a few months, we invited him along on a deep-sea fishing trip. When he discovered that our daughter not only enjoyed fishing, but could bait her own hook with live anchovies, he was really impressed. They have been married for nine years and are expecting their first baby in a couple of months. I'll bet that baby will be fishing as soon as he or she can hold a fishing pole. Fishing Grandma, Burbank, Calif. Dear Fishing: It appears that he fell for your daughter hook, line and sinker. (I couldn't resist.) Dear Abby: In response to "Waiting With Baited Hook in Nevada," please let me assure you that just because a woman knows how to fish is no guarantee that she'll be attractive to men. I am a single middle-aged woman who is addicted to fishing. I own several kinds of boats and enough tackle to sink one. Guess what? Not one fisherman has taken the bait in more than 20 years. I'm no mermaid, but I'm also not a carp. So much for fishing to catch a man. 'The Happy Hooker' From New York Dear Happy Hooker: Most of the readers I've heard from verified the experience of "Waiting With Baited Hook." Perhaps you ' appointed dictator is attempting to tell you what you can or cannot ao, use any legai means to resist the tyranny! Gentle Reader: Even without paying strict attention to your formula with all those interesting numbers and letters, Miss Manners concludes what you have there is a genuine Neighborhood Nut. And an imaginative one at that. When action must be taken, it is possible to get together a group to complain, calmly but firmly, to a responsible person. What one does not do is to confront the Neighborhood Nut by yelling back first because it is, by definition, useless, and second, because it is nutty. Write to Miss Manners in care of The Palm Amnoesli&riOl com Ann Landers appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, Wrest Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. should be casting your lure in other waters. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Dear Abby appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. , NO, THANKS, LEROY ... 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A loved one marvels at your success. ; Gemini (May 21-June 21). Solemn talks at work lead to seri-pus money, but let others know you have a lighter side, too. Separate emotional considerations from what you know is the right lhing to do. AU woo tne i r i A World of lU Own The Derby $440 QQO 2035 Tot Sq. Ft. From llfcVV 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage ZuJ Standard Home features... Spanish Style Tile Roofs Brick Paver Driveways, Walkways & Patios Complete Kenmore Appliance Package Ceramic Tile White Raised Panel Cabinetry Vaulted Ceilings wPot Shelves Garage Door Openers Models Open 10-5 daily (561) 840-0777 DP.11 Atk twiMlnot I Centering your whole life around one person doesn t give you enough options. BFGAl CINfMAS (OYNTON 22SOCONCJISSA!. 730049 UNTOO A1TIST5 MOWS AT (WOT RAG lu4 WOH tOUU'AtD 775-1700 UNffTD Armn S Lxated One Mile South of Norlhlake Blvd. 5 " For more inlcrmatbn yrite-. 7777 N. Militarv Trail. Palm Bea:h Gardens. FL 35418 tfGAi ClNfMAi JUPITER I 10 NG!H U i 1 7477333 Price sublet If change viih.-'ut ,vticf Brpfcfr participalK-'n invited Sheinwold's bridge by FRANK STEWART MovKnfttwnuN UNITTO AH'STS MOWS IT Mil SOUUt 2Gi5 OlfKrtOttf itflj 678oo KKA.'.iSAl.Alil 624-2664 TRAIL DRIVE-IN 3436 LAKE MOtTH ID 965-4545 novum irauiwf 641.3102 wwCTffg..M'.'ni..!. a EE South dealer Both sides vulnerable NORTH 75 78764 O AQ3 Q632 Whittingtori Home Furnishings Fine Quality Furniture at Reasonable Prices, p EAST 86 5A532 10 9 5 10854 WEST Q432 7KQ 10 9 087 J97 "ine hottest since Basic iBsjmtj'A Dentisbli cletcrl i SJiJlJ" If you think practice makes perfect, you've never had a child taking music lessons, but some bridge players think they must practice finessing in order to keep from forgetting how. Today's declarer ruffed the second heart, led a diamond to dummy and returned a trump to finesse with the jack. West took the queen and led another heart and South ruffed and cashed the A-K of trumps. When East discarded. South was in hot water since West still had a trump. South reverted to the diamonds, but West ruffed the third diamond and cashed a heart for the setting trick. South was clearly out of practice since he took a "practice finesse" in trumps. South can afford to lose two trumps and a heart; what he must not do is lose con- trol. South practices good trump control by taking the A-K after ruffing the second heart. He then starts the diamonds. West can ruff the third diamond low and cash the queen of trumps, but South ruffs the next heart and easily wins the rest. DAILY QUESTION You hold: AKJ 10 9 Vj4KJ 6 4 2 A K. Your partner opens one heart, and the next player passes. What do you say? ANSWER: Bid one spade. Though you have 20 highord points and will bid at least a small slam, it's unwise to jump; you need room to find a trump suit. If partner rebids two hearts, youH try three diamonds. If you jump to two spades, you must bid four diamonds over his three hearts, wasting useful bidding room. RICK KIRKMAN AND JERRY SCOTT SOCTH AKJ109 OKJ642 A K Satb W1 North Eat 1 Pas 1 NT Pass 3 Pass 3 Pass 4 All Pass Opala( U4 "7 K I99 Lm AnaMs 1mm Src l-.-.f ir r ! 1 Larger in scale and more dramatic in form than their English antecedents, West Indian beds reflected the exuberant spirit of the West Indian craftsmen. This bed features the great variety of can ed and turned elements found in the West Indian beds. BABY BLUES cfJ W&UTUEY nap r IJL- - i . x t-t- SiS lNG - i 9.A v.'.5 , 7 Wtxa l 'Hd I i j v Pssr Put ' . Visit Us At 4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Suite 102 (lu-4 Kost of l-W b hind Mtfi maid's on Blui- Hi-ron) 881-5352 Himrv Monday thru ThunJjv li'jm-pm f ridav & Saturdav Idam-pm 'DDI', L4 c I

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