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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 67

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1 .4D THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 j4n old-fashioned fight might be SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY DON'T GIVE UP! Place Your Worries In The Expert Hands Of WILLIAM L. BISSI & ASSOC., INC. A Concerned Specialist With Over 35 Years Experience We Will Do It All For You From Start To Finish You Don t Pay Us a Penny Unless We Help You WIN Learn Why Expert Personal Services Make The Winning Difference Call For FREE Personal Consultation 642-80SO ORCHIDS! THOUSANDS TO CHOOSE FROM! 17711 130th Ave. N., Jupiter 747-9705 West on Indlcmtown Rd. to 130th Ave. N. 8t turn left. better solution for kids than guns Tp and established pecking orders and even friendships in many cases. Even so, we were aware of consequences: one paddle swat for fighting, three swats if you started it. I get back to my suspicion that Ron Wiggins fa 1 - 11 HI I AS MANY OF ANY ONE CRAFT OR FABRIC ITEM 55 I Select as many of any one craft Item I or up to ten yards of any one type of fabric A receive this special discount 'Exclude custom framing, Mwing machine., epei I orders, candy, nuts, sale, reduced or previously ! What is missing from our school playgrounds that prompts today's kids to bring guns to school to blow away other kids? Maybe it's an outlet for their anger and frustrations. I suspect that boys have an innate need to fight. . Don't get me wrong. I'm solidly behind teaching conflict-resolution skills to older students, but I'm beginning to wonder if the playground dust-up has a role in defusing human aggression. i; I know it runs against current thinking, that violence only feeds more violence and that students fight less if they're taught how to resolve their disputes with words instead of fists. But perhaps if kids fought more either with boxing or wrestling, or whatever they would kill less. It could be that "talking out" anger and resentment doesn't work as well as acting out. If you're a boy and the 12-year-old girl you have a crush on gives you your Valentine back, saying "DDT, bozo Drop Dead Twice," maybe picking a fight with the kid who cuts in line is effective therapy. ' Consider: In January 1996, a 13-year-old Conniston Middle School student brought a gun to school and shot to death a 14-year-old classmate over a dispute about a purcnaseo mercnanaise. oinnoi oe used with any r y j-j-j. other sate. Store stock only. One couoon oer cuttomw r W W W M toSjjjeOWONGOmD SUM.jMARCH 29, 1998 0NLJ on some level, combat is normal for boys. It was scary, sometimes painful and maybe even therapeutic. Maybe if the trigger-happy youngsters cited here had spent more time scrapping and less time nursing grudges, lives could have been spared. I don't think it's my imagination that my generation was more combative and less murderous than today's. During the extended adolescence of my naval service, fighting was a punishable offense, but it was understood that two guys with a beef could take it to the gym and settle it with 16-ounce gloves the size of throw pillows. Win, lose or draw, you worked off some steam and nobody got hurt. I propose that schools could issue big, puffy boxing gloves to schools and let the boys figure out what to do with them. As for girls dumping boyfriends, I wish they could be as compassionate as Iris Brassington was with me. "I'm sorry, Ronnie," she said, touching my hand, "but I'm afraid the fire is only burning on one side of the forest." Iris had class. In December, a small 14-year-old West Paducah, Ky., student shot eight classmates, killing three girls for reasons never explained beyond teasing. And this week in Jones-boro, Ark., two boys, ages 13 and 1 1, are accused of ambushing and killing four classmates and a teacher because the older boy was spurned by a girl he liked. Would stealing an arsenal and shooting up a school even have occurred to my classmates in the 1950s? No. And not because we were strangers to violence. We were into the symbolic violence of the sham fight. One kid would call another a name, the other would push, and a shove would turn into a swing followed by a lot of rolling around on the ground. By the time you had grappled in the dirt a few minutes, and had a torn shirt to explain to your mom, a teacher would break up a fight and promise a paddling at the principal's office if the combatants didn't shake hands. These tussels cleared the air EH tiuihimJllwM ALL WICKER BASKETS '. 7. cm ,.! I II I .111 1 mm i mi 1 nil EASTER CRAFTS LOOPY CHENILLE Jumbo 3 yd. package. REG. PRICE 2 59 PKG.. & FABRICS Seted &wP . 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This program is being provided to the Kramer Jewish Senior Resource Center's clients in appreciation of our partnership What Senior Living Community Has A Lake Inside It, West Palm Beach Around It, I tii 9-f.:i.. . ;tt a fcesJ-; csiRS sag a- 1 mi I (. SK4I Mr.... 4 . - - - - during mis past year, mis Homebound Mitzvah Program for Passover is also available to all homebound seniors from Boynton Beach north to Tequesta for a small charge. Each package contains the following items: An interactive Video Tape of the Seder conducted by Rabbi Alan Sherman, Chaplain of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and The Morse Geriatric Center and Cantor Paul Offenkrantz, Temple Israel, West Palm Beach One Full Course Kosher for Passover meal for each of the two Seders One Haggadah The Homebound Mitzvah Package is $ 19 Optional: A loaned video cassette player (VCR) if needed at no cost there are a limited number oVCRs to be loaned, please call early to ensure availability S Additional Passover Meals can be ordered at $ 10 Per meal To participate in this program, or for information, please call by March 30 The Lola & Saul Kramer Jewish Senior Resource Center at 616-0707 The Homebound Mitzvah Program for Passover is made possible through the generosity of "The Mitzvah Makers" Esther and Sumner Feldberg Harriet and Alan H. Miller Simone and Norman P. 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