The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 30, 1998 · Page 123
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 123

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, March 30, 1998
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si SECTION D MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 INSIDE IN PRINT Books Editor Scott Eyman recommends: The gifted Stephen Fry's Making History, the story of a grad student and physicist who go back In time to make sure Adolf Hitler is never born. STYLE Designers are finding themselves In the new position of creating designs customers want. PAGE 3D ; MartlnSt. Lucie County Living The Palm Beach Post ACCENT 4 ' - i f i - i i -1 --I fin i" ' ' "" I :'T I Jerl Butler SHE'S A DO-RIGHT WOMAN, a natural woman and the one and only Queen of Soul. And she's coining to South Florida to pay her R-E-S-P-E-C-Ts. Deputy fills Bosnian wish: 24,000 pencils ; When Shirley Llndtadt's husband, Kevin, a 12-year deputy with the St. Lucie County Sheriffs Department, was called to serve in Bosnia as an active Army reservist, life got a bit more difficult for his family. Shirley, a state trooper, is a traffic homicide investigator with the Florida Highway Patrol. She and her husband have two children, Ashley, 5, and Aaron, 4. "It hasn't been easy, but Kevin will be home in April," said Shirley. And while he has been in Bosnia, Shirley and Kevin's friends in the sheriffs department had a special project. "The kids in Bosnia would crowd around Kevin on his rounds and ask if he had a pencil," Shirley said. "Kevin said, 'That's what you want, a pencil, not candy?' " , Kevin learned that children in Bosnia could not attend school without supplies, so he asked his wife to round up as many pencils as she could and send them over. The result 24,000 pens and pencils, 1,250 pads of paper, 50 erasers and 1,000 rulers. And 7,000 pieces of candy. "It was unbelievable. People found out and they kept giving them to us," Shirley said. . With the help of the U.S. Army, 12 boxes were shipped to Bosnia at the end of January, and now Kevin is working with United Nations personnel to distribute the supplies. Women's symposium at library : On Wednesday, the Indiantown Library had its second Women's Symposium during which guests browsed through books for women, heard how to plan for their financial future and improve their health and relationships. Natalie King, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, read empowering poetry, and librarians Lora Shelton and Kathryn Lawrence challenged the audience with a women's trivia test. The answers were Mother Jones, Madam Walker, Harriet Tubman, Rachel Carson and Alice Walker. Now you guess the questions. Mural to go on new library wall A laree hand- n -- ' r:... - . r i ... x. : . v , . J - j 2 : S ' - I I- J UNA LAWSONStaff Artist liATt'- Q13 By CHARLES PASSY fow eacfe Post Arts Writer stitched mural of local landmarks, such as the House of Refuge and the Court House Cultural Center, will decorate one wall of the new Stuart Library when it opens at the end of the year. Members of the Qailfkh Stitchers, a Hill and Sean "Puffy" Combs, is already a critic's favorite, garnering raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today. The first single, A Rose Is Still a Rose, is already a mainstay on VH1. And if you missed last month's Grammy Awards, you missed Franklin stepping in at the last minute for a sickly Luciano Pavarotti to sing his most beloved aria, Puccini's Nessun Donna. Done Lady Soul style, natch. In a way, Franklin's rise shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. The R&B queen has always had a remarkable way of reinventing herself. As her fame died down in the early 70s, she released a powerful gospel album. After another fallow period a decade later, she crossed into pop territory with hits like Jump to It and Freeway of Love. Her ride with success has gone up and down as much as her weight. Now, she's recasting herself in a contemporary urban light. A Rose Is Still a Rose is filled with the techno grooves and sound sam- i Please see FRANKLIN4L "It smelled like church. It was pure and filled with life." That's how Lauryn Hill of The Fugees , described the atmosphere at the recording sessions for Aretha Franklin's latest album, A Rose Is Still a Rose. But a similar sentiment could be applied to the 56-year-old Franklin, who will appear Tuesday night at the Sunrise , Musical Theatre. How else to explain a singer who can convey a whirlwind of emotion and also sound as reassuring as the next-door neighbor? A singer who can speak for entire causes civil rights, the women's movement and also tell of the simple pleasure of love. Pure and filled with life. That s Lady Soul. In case you've been asleep at the wheel of popular culture, here's the news: Franklin is hot again. The singer who broke big in the Wis with such hits as Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and Oiam of Fools is enjoying possibly the biggest resurgence m her three-decade career. . Her new album, made in collaboration with such young producingsongwriting talents as Hutchinson chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, are busy working on the design that was drawn by local artist Kevin Hutchinson and painted on the canvas by Vivian Mitchell. "We're having a lot of fun with this, said Florlne Hartman, president of the club, which meets twice a month. Now it's up to the 35 needle-pointers to fill in all the spaces. To share your news about people or events on the Treasure Coast, call Jen at 223-3552, e-mail her at jeri5, or write her at The Palm Beach Post,, 2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, tta, 34994. Please include any photos. T T WANT TO JOIN THE CLUB? r.f' rx f 1 v"j Ellies BPOK Qim Ellie's Book Club, that is, led by staff writer Ellie Lingner. Each month she'll select a book for you to read, then ask for feedback on the book, or a suggestion for next month s reading. Here's how it works: This month's book is BUic k ami Blue (Random House. $23) by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen. If you want to participate in the book club, read black and Blue, then write, call or e-mail Ellie with your brief comments on the book and suggestions fnr future readme. You've got until WHO'S CHECKING OUT OF 'MELROSE PLACE' TONIGHT? It's time for another trashy, preposterous Melrose Place season-ending cliffhanger. Want to know which of these five charartrs won't be getting their first, last and security-deposit back? WILL IT BE... Stiff, short Billy Campbell (Andrew Shue), who is so boring you want to Conniving, big-lipped ixen Taylor Mc Bride (lisa Rinna). w ho's pregnant by one of three characters. Is it her ex. Prime-time's meanest manipulator, Amanda Woodward (Heather Ixklear), who's now on marriage No. 2 to Taylor's Smarmy, suave Dr. Peter Bums (Jack Wagner), w ho got dumix'd by Amanda, but has found love with his partner's ex. 1 . Sweet, big-hearted Jennifer Mancini (Alyssa Milano). who fell in love with Billy after her former lover committed suicide. commit suicide. in love with IK Jennifer, but married to Sam, who's sleeping with another. Wednesday to get in touch with Ellie. WRITE HER at Ellie's Book Club, The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 2Mm. West Palm Beach. Ha. 33416-4696 CALL HER at (561) 820-4511. or (561) 337-0511 in Martin and St. Lucie. The category number is 734. You'll have two minutes to leave your message. . , . E-MAIL HER. get more information, post your reviews and chat with others reading the book at Palm Beach Interactive: ' Find cut on PAGE 40

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