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2F THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1998 M SL Liz Smith Nursing homes Whitney, Bobby Judge orders man to marry need volunteers take quick rest Oscar parties: Those crazy kids Bobby Brown and Whitney ear Abby: I have waited for more than two imonths to write this letter, and many prayers ear Ann Landers: Add this one to your l"stranee decisions by judges" file. I found it Envelope, please Houston checked into The Chesterfield hotel early Sunday and checked out . . . later Sunday. 'have been said to Our Father to help me get it hard to believe when I read about it in the Hmm . . . were they just worn out from their last right Lima, Ohio, News. It seems a state court judge ordered a 26-year- to I have traveled from the Southwest to the North OSCAR DRIBBLE! Reports keep trickling in. The Vanity Fair dinner at Mortons was said turn at 251 Sunrise where they danced closely . , and suggestively? Brown had his hands on east visiting nursing homes to be this year's classiest party, with roses in with family members and dear Whitney's derriere and at one mint julep cups on the white tablecloths, subdued lighting and an enthusiastic crowd that watched the friends, as well as doing volun point bent over and nibbled on teer work m them years ago. I show and cheered winners and favorites. The party her thigh, then stuck his head have seen people there with - VY V that followed blew out all the cancer, Alzheimer's, emphyse under her pullover top. She was laughing," an observer gaskets. old Kentucky man to marry his 28-year-old girlfriend, the mother of his child. The man was in court because he had threatened to kill this same girlfriend. The judge reduced felony battery and terrorist threat charges to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, sentenced the man to probation and ordered him to pay $1,200 in fines, get counseling and MARRY his girl- Minnie Driver, Ben Af said. "Both of them were hav ma, and some who were just old and sick. The staff in some homes is not very kind to many fleck, Robin Williams, Matt J2 Damon and Kate Winslet all ing a great time." Royal touch to and toast ol the lonely residents. eggs came with their mothers, and Ann Landers Please, Abby, urge your the three Baldwins Steve, Billy and Alec went wild Dear Abby Abigail Van Burnt Thorn Smith readers who want to do something worthwhile to volunteer in Eyes in the Harbor Finan celebrating their Kim's "best cial Center in Palm Beach Gar nursing homes. I have been supporting" Oscar. Robin car there and heard the residents crying out for their ried his statue and Robert Du- dens Wednesday morning were locked on the couple at Kevin's Dockside Deli. Lingering over a 2V4-hour breakfast were vall was cheerful as all get-out family members by name all night I would go up Damon without one. There were three and down the halls and stop to pat them on the Prince Andrew and Heidi Simpson. She's an old hand or brush their hair. singing divas making nice together Madonna, Cher and the rarely seen Joni Mitchell. Please tell families to stay with the loved ones LA NOT SO CONFIDENTIAL. More party when their days are numbered or hire, ask or friend. I am sending the clipping with the news item to prove I didn't make it up. Will we be reading about the girlfriend's murder next? How do these judges get their jobs? I am signing my name," Ann, but please don't print it Outraged in Ohio Dear Ohio: Thanks for another "truth is stranger than fiction" item. You ask how these judges get their jobs. Some are elected, others appointed. Keep reading for another incredible judge story. This one is from Albany, N.Y. Apparently, that judge in Kentucky has a judicial soul mate there. Here's the news story: According to the Citrus County Chronicle, Crystal River, Fla., the judge granted custody of a 12-year-old boy and his year-old brother to their father, even though the man is in jail and could face the death penalty for killing their mother. The 39- reportage from my pal Jack Martin. He and the j Regis and Kathie Lee star, Claudia Cohen, covered even beg someone to be by their side. Believe me, they are scared to death, and no medicine I have seen completely eradicates the pain. six parties together before Oscar night. Jack s verdict? The best of them all was given for Duvall by October Films in the magnificent, art-laden r Beverly Hills house of Chris McGurk. (He is COO My darling aunt whom I loved dearly, died last pal from Barbados who s a news producer at WPEC-Channel 12. "He was so delightful, so adorable and so charming ... and he's eligible," Phyllis Dennis, co-owner with hubby Kevin, said of her royal guest, some 20 pounds trimmer from a diet suggested by ex-wife Fergle. The Dennises want to name a menu item in the prince's honor, but what's distinctive about eggs, hash browns and whole wheat toast? INHOUSE opts for more pop You may not recognize local band INHOUSE. Oh, sisters-founders Gin and Evl Weintraub Thanksgiving Day of cancer so beautiful, but so for Universal.) afraid of being alone. There was no way I could leave. She would say, "Please don't leave ... I'm On hand: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Robin afraid, and so I stayed. Wright, Gary Sinise, Holly Hunter, Bianca Jag-ger, Alana Stewart, Charlton Heston. Abby, I hope your readers will take what I've said to heart After all, any one of them could be next -Grieving In Orange, Texas year-old woman was found dead in her car, submerged in a lake in the Adirondack Mountains. Fol Duvall was gifted with a Billy Martin suede , ,, jacket. He and his lady were wearing matching Van Cleef & Arpels diamond-studded watches. She is Luciana Pedraza, an Argentine beauty Duvall met haven't run off; nor has guitarist Andy Stein. For Dear Grieving: Please accept my sincere sympa lowing an application for custody by the father, the children were removed from the custody of their their third album, Waking Juliet, the girls refo- thy tor the loss of your beloved aunt I m hopeful cused their writing toward more pop sounds. And your eloquent letter will move others to volunteer in maternal grandmother and aunt where they were doing quite well. they sought out drummer Dave Goodsteln from nursing homes. Dear Ann Landers: A while back, I developed a Dear Abby: Is the following happening all over Nil Lara's band and bassist Phil McArthur for the sessions. (Bassist Cliff Wallach and drummer Bill Meredith handle the live gigs.) the country, or is, it just happening in the Southern fear of germs and concluded that shaking hands was the principal reason people became ill. I began when he went to Brazil to learn to tango. B Today's Birthdays: Former Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance is 81. Newspaper columnist Anthony Lewis is 71. Actor Michael York is 56. Rock musician Tony Banks (Genesis) is 48. Movie director Quentln Tarantino is 35. Singer Mariah Carey is 28. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd (Something So Right) is 15. states.' I mean, females going all out to get a man. fans and friends can judge for themselves My husband and I are retirees who have moved tonight. The album release party begins about, 10:30 at Abaco's in Lantana. to wear short cotton gloves everywhere until my fixation became noticeable and folks began to ask a lot of questions. to Florida for our so-called "golden years," and this is the second time that this has happened. The most Is there anything new in the way of help for peo Hootie helps Marino's charities recent incident concerns a somewhat younger ple like me? Anonymous, Please Solo Hootie! Darius Rucker will sing tonight woman (a clerk in a food specialty shop) who used sexy conversation and spoken intimacies to attract Dear Anon.: Yes, there is help and hope for peo ple who have your problem. Experts on obsessive- at 8 at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. . But the lead singer from Hootie & the Blowfish , . THE LOCKHORNS bunny hoest and john reiner my husband. compulsive disorder recommend cognitivebehavioral therapy for most cases of OCD, along with won't be singing their hits, but Big Band tunes. I am afraid that if this business continues, I will It's a benefit for the Dan Marino Foundation (Dan use physical violence on this person. I don't know medication when warranted. and Darius are buds), which raises money for For the latest on this disorder, write to the Ob what to do otherwise. Please help me. R.L in Winter Haven, Fla. South Florida children's charities. For tickets ($200-$5,000) and information, (it's sold out), call sessive-Compulsive Foundation. RO. Box 70, Mil- Dear R.L: Calm down there is no guarantee ford, Conn. 06460-0070 (http:pages. (954) 475-2001. your husband is buying what she's "selling.'' A word to the owner of the shop should be sufficient to stop prodigy.comalwillenocf.html). The foundation will update you and offer suggestions, and you will Hayden speaks on Irish Famine the problem. Or you can take your business else feel less alone. Good luck. Saturday at FAUs Davie campus, anti-war where. Violence is not a viable option. activist-turned-California Sen. Tom Hayden leads Dear Abby appears daily. Write to her in care a program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Irish Famine. Hayden edits The Irish Ann Landers appears daily. Write to her in care Hunger, a collection of writings on the famine. Call -WHEN IT COMES TO DUST, CM THE HUNTER AND LEROY IS THE GATHERER." of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. (305) 891-9987 for details. n Horoscope by JOYCE JILLSON ment you'll gain more than anyone else. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Rise above criticism, and opponents will be dashed. Your understanding of how society works makes you invaluable in business. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19), Stop hovering over a new love, or youll dampen his or her enthusiasm. You are able to cut through red tape today. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Avoid trying to second-guess a lover instead, come right out and ask. Trivial problems could explode into something no one wants. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). family member will be worth every hassle and expense. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). A business presently in the planning stages will bring a future windfall. 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Playing office politics .is risky, but there are giant op- portunities to be had. Gemini (May 21-June 21). The possibilities in a financial ileal are endless. Your marriage is a delicately balanced relationship; avoid abrupt changes. Cancer (June 22-July 22). Investments are lucky. Proceed cautiously in business dealings; have an expert give you his or her opinion. Traveling to see a Keep your high standards. Luck comes through telephone calls. You've become an emotional scapegoat change this pattern I immediately. I 1 I IL K H , 0 m tin ' . -Sheinwold's bridge 'HQ jr-" Maw-"- ' '.fT! - "" by FRANK STEWART South dealer Neither side vulnerable NORTH 986 OKJ K632 I fTTGD apr it LJrwV s7rc? FINANCING I , faUWy ovailoble with approved credit I . . . V-JV. v-ft...;y.....r...Vi,.,.iy. ... .v BaMj J WEST K J5 V 109 65 0765 Q108 EAST 107432 0432 975 Being today's declarer is like playing that tabletop game where you maneuver a steel ball through a wooden maze: Disaster waits at every turn. 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