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C W THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1997 3D NEWS AND VIEWS ABOUT SENIORS TODAY B Mary Ann Connelly In A Time for Singing, 8 p.m., Crest Theatre, Old School Square, Delray ,' Beach. Features theater and popular music. Tickets .'$15; reservations required. Call 243-3183. ' B Michael Rose Or 'Lost lips' don't have to sink looks chestra, 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Eddie D'S (in Crystal Tree Plaza), 1201 U.S. 1, North Palm Beach. Jimmy Falzone, Wednesday through Saturday; Jimmy Falzone with Scotti Clements and Bobbi B., Fri- TAR OF THE WEEK Dear Anita: At 62, 1 feel young, for the most part. What is bothering me is that my face looks different. My photographs when I was younger showed my lips being more full and luscious. Now they seem to have shrunken and appear smaller. What do you know about "lost lips?" Dear Reader: The loss of the lip line and the Phil Grosser ' For Phil Gresser, the recent Thanksgiving holiday has special meaning. The Palm Beach resident has been buying food for the poor and for struggling young families for years so that he can prevent needy families from going hungry during the holidays. ?"days and Saturdays; Juanita Dixon, J.J. McKinney J'and Ed Koch, Mondays. Entertainment starts at 8 "p.m. Call 626-7373. B Holiday tree lighting, 5 p.m., Memorial ""Fountain on South County Road in Palm Beach. ." Sponsored by area merchants. Features a musical. -v B Reading and book signing by poet Mark ' "Doty, 4 p.m., Room 116, General Classroom South '"of FAU's Boca Raton campus on Glades Road. Also '"features a reception. Call (561) 297-3830. B Poetry readings, 8:30 p.m., O'Shea's Pub, v Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. The Dead or TAlive Poets Society invites you to read your own ,T',.work or other poets' works. Admission is free. Call 833-3865. : B Hanukkah gift and dessert exchange, 'J7:30 p.m., Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. Spon reduction in the volume of the lips is a normal part of the aging process. However, there are new, permanent methods for lip enhancement. According to plastic surgeon, Dr. Alan Jacobson, Alloderm, a natural product, is inserted into the lips to offer fullness and to create a new lip line. He said it is painless and takes 45 minutes for the entire procedure. Dr. Jacobson also de ... i Anita Finley STARSt What started at one grocery store has become a food drive, says Sharon Geltner of Jewish Family & Children's Service of Palm Beach County. The agency, a nonprofit social service organization serving all races and religions, was inspired by Gresser's generosity to start a kosher food bank for the poor. And the JFCS named Gresser as an honoree for National Philanthropy Day recently held at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. sored by the Western Community Sherut Hadassah. .Call Adele at 798-3054. COMING WEDNESDAY Let holiday gift ? suit relationship r with grandchild ? By KENT S. COLLINS Los Angeles Times j.- Q: My budget is too small, my ideas too few and my bones too tired to find good gifts for my grandchildren this ""; holiday season. Can you suggest some ' inexpensive, bound-to-please, easy-to-" get gifts? Grandma Pearl A: Give gifts that suit the relationship you have or would like to have with each grandchild. If you are giving out of duty, give money. If, however, you are giving to enhance " relation- tmumw W ENIOR s &s FORUMS times together. HT A grandmother in Michigan recent p ly wrote to brag about giving Reader's -; Digest to a 10-year-old granddaughter.- The 74-year-old lady was delighted to - be coaxed and cajoled by the little girLV into reading articles to each other. "My granddaughter likes the sto- " ries about heroes and good deeds," wrote the woman. "The stories are ' short enough for bedtime. She learns new words in every reading." The magazine rack in the children's'.-section of the public library can also yield ideas for gifts to read. The short articles of magazines are common ground for grandparent and grandchild'-to share and learn. A small book just out also might "" ' encourage relationships between young grandchild and grandparent. Grandma, Grandpa and Me by Stuart " Hample and Eric Marshall (Workman, -$7.95) offers cute quotes fronj kids about their grandparents: B "My grandfather comes to all of' my ballgames and roots for the team. ' He always tells me how great I did, - even when I stink." Tyler, age 10. "If you don't have kids, you " don't get to be a grandparent. That's the deal." Jeffrey, 8 But it also offers quotes about the things that make relationships: Never forgetting birthdays, love for love's -sake, respect, sharing and manners. - The best gifts whether to be read or otherwise require shared use. If your question fits this space, send ' it to The Senior Forum, co the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Times Mirror - Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053. Z Gresser B 27th Annual Street Parade, 7 p.m. .Wednesday, along Federal Highway from Southeast "Eighth Street north to Mizner Park in Boca Raton. It features a holiday theme. Free. Call 393-7806. LOOKING AHEAD scribed a process in which a synthetic material is inserted into the lips using a tiny incision with similar results as the Alloderm. Remember to always consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Dear Anita: Thanksgiving was the usual hassle for my wife and me. Our son and his wife insist on having the dinner at their home and won't allow any of our friends to come, so we always eat and run. They don't understand us and we don't want to hurt their feelings, but we don't want to stay and spend a lot of time with my son in-laws. They are cranky and aggravating and complain about everything. Dear Reader: Families are often friends you didn't get to pick. Don't give up. Why don't you have the "bird" at your home next year? Then you could also invite your friends. Anita Finley 's STARS Seniors Taking Active Roles in Society specializes in seniors' concerns. Write to her co The Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. THE BEST YEARS Giesser's desire to help the poor is an outgrowth from a World War II incident in which the ship he was on was torpedoed and many of his crewmates were killed. "The boat split in half, taking the lifeboats with it," Geltner explained. "And seven of the 48 died immediately." Gresser stuck with the ship, staying below, to help his fellow seamen, until he got permission to go topside. He scrambled aboard the remaining half of the ship that was afloat and watched helplessly as three more of the crew died. He was moved to help others less fortunate after that devastating experience. "Nine guys help me do it (distribute food,) and we get about 75 meals," he said. "We hear later how much the families enjoyed the meals." CAROLYN SUSMAN ED HECHTMAN B Dominick Dunne book signing, 6-8 p.m. ...Thursday, Classical Music and Book Store, 214 VPoinciana Way, Palm Beach. Dunne will sign his ;;tooki4M0!er City, Not My Own. Call 659-6700. B Fifth Annual Cowboy Ball, 7:30 p.m.-mid- night Friday, Old School Square in Delray Beach. Tickets: $50 advance; $60 at the door. Features live ""music, barbecue dinner and auctions. Benefits the ..''George Snow Scholarship Fund. Call 994-1021. "lJ B Bonfire on the Beach, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Lake Worth Municipal Beach, off Lake Avenue. Food available. Call 533-7362 Ext. 103. B Kaleidoscope International Tree Lighting, ;--9 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Square, Clematis and ""Narcissus streets in downtown West Palm Beach. v Also features multicultural entertainment. Free. B Holiday Boat Parade of the Palm Beach-:;'es, 6:30 p.m. Saturday from Peanut Island to Jonathan's Landing along the Intracoastal. Spon- sored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm .'"..Beach County. Call 624-9092. B Christmas in the Village, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Yesteryear Village in South Florida Fair-r grounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Lights, decorated homes, strolling minstrels and '"miniature train. Tickets $2 adults, children under 6 . free. Call 793-0333. HFNRY...AT YOUR AGE. YOU cumii hWT uFiD curiPT;' DID SHE COME UP WITH .. WiUr? LESS LOflK LIKE A COUPLE OF 01P3CWSS THAT CRAZY IDEA? VW f-V T .'A.VJ .Z!v' TT-W mjK ... - - - . . i New Magazines for 'New . women' Famous actors, everyday Joes get same treatment F Redbook considers men to be: potential ex-husbands. B Jane road-tests: cellulite creams, stiletto pumps. Cond6 Nast Sports for Women road-tests: running shoes. Woman's Day road-tests: seven versatile new chicken recipes. B Somehow Jane missed this: 5 WomenSport chronicles success stories of pregnant athletes, including ultramarathoner Sue Olsen, who competed in a 24-hour race 30 hours before giving birth to a baby boy. I Mi - J , J Forget recipe lists and laundry hints these publications boast sexy rupdates and focus on fitness. . By Alex Beam T The Boston Globe r So what do the new women's magazines tell us about the New a. Woman? Three new publications have appeared more or less sill multaneously Jane, Sports II-lustrated WomenSport and Con- de Nast Sports for Women l vying for distaff mind share and Z the almighty Clairol advertising 5; dollar. : My conclusions thus far: X New Woman much like the Old Woman: I've been savoring the debut issue oijane, the hot ow Disney-Fairchild rag that "feems to be targeting the same -demographic as GO. Those GQ ?men who are looking for second Jwives, that is. The eponymous yane is 34-year-old editor Jane Pratt, a twice-failed talk show host, whom The Wall Street Jour-inal dubs "a firecracker who has jmade more noise than money." In 246 advertising-choked pages of Jane, I spotted three Sflashes of semi-originality: tZ-1. "It Happened to Me," a Jgrown-up version of YMs terrific "Say Anything" column. Instead of menstrual mishaps, Jane showcases the unpleasant consequences of testifying in a sexual harassment case. ; 2. "Fashion Isn't Brain Surgery," a brief essay on fashion by a brain surgeon. 3. Posing as a personal assis-iint to John F. Kennedy Jr., Kato iKaelin and others, a Jane staffer es to score complimentary Jrckets to an upcoming U2 con-ert. John-John and Carolyn get Weight lifting and running shoes are hot items in Condd Nast Sports for Women. that could run in GW: "It's funny, I have a very psychotic, wild side, but I also love knitting." Tea Leoni. (On second thought, maybe not.) B Jane advertisers you won't find in the women's sports mags: Virginia Slims, Misty Light Slims, Parliament Lights, Kamel Cigarettes, Skyy Vodka, fl Old Woman asks: "When my husband and I first met, we made out all the time. Why doesn't he like to make out anymore? Are most guys like this once they're married?" Red-book. New Woman asks: "I have been told that lifting free weights can stunt vour crowth. Women are athletes and men competition in this new magazine from Sports Illustrated. All-Access passes. As for the Man: "We're so sorry, Mr. Kae-lin, but we don't have any more tickets to give away." Even New Women have to eat: Jane prints six recipes, most of them elementary. The current issue of Good Housekeeping has 23. a Articles in Jane you won't find in Good Housekeeping: "I Hate the Spice Girls"; "Helium May be an Acquired Taste." (Helium is a Boston band.) Vice versa: "Pet Insurance; Is it Worth It?"; "Does Pre-Treating with Detergent Work?" B Jane celebrity Interview: "Did you know there's a fish in Belize that can reproduce with itself? That's so groovy and empowering." Drew Barrymore. GH celebrity interview: "I am more balanced because of David and the children" Michelle Pfeiffer. Condd Nast Sports for Women celebrity interview don't come back here. 1 have the-most high standards." Standards are pretty low else- ... where, according to Nozawa. "In.'-other sushi bars you can ask for. .-tuna with cucumber. Noooooooo," he shouts with a pained expres- sion on his face. "Some customers I just don't . need. I don't need them putting 1 things on my fish. I don't care. Other sushi bars are McDonalds style and if you want that get out ojT , here. Bye bye, OK? I love money ' but I don't need that type of cus-'" tomer." Better than sex? His speech is delivered at top ' volume in front of all his custom ers. Indeed they might better be called his devotees. Many diners approached the sushi bar before leaving to shower Nozawa with praise for the "experience" with which he had graced their lives. One suggested it was-. better than sex. Tim Zagat of restaurant guides. Zagat Survey said it was the com-,"; bination of good food and an odd-" ball chef that made the restaurant a winner. "This is one of the highest-rated restaurants in the survey . . . it is fabulously highly rated," Zagat said. "If you have wonderful food, and you see the abuse element as ' a fun thing to come and see it can be amusing. As long as your expectations are right it can be a" turn-on." Nozawa said he has been making sushi for 34 years and still it is not enough. His quest in life, he said, is to make his rice softer and softer. This is what makes him-happy. "Rice, fish, seaweed, wasabi and soy sauce, that's it. Five kinds and five kinds of best is the best way," he said. "I have the five, best, and the technique too." Emmy-winning actress Helen" Hunt, star of the situation comedy ; Mad About You, said the "sushi is ,; simply the best in town." ; Other famous actors, and character actors whose names yoii' -never remember no matter hot.' often you see them, also eat at; Nozawa Sushi. But they do not get;; any special treatment. v "We don't know who are the! very famous people. They're allj' just customerl," Nozawa's. wife" f said. SUSHI From ID studio executives stand outside, rain or shine, for up to an hour, waiting to be seated and possibly abused by a man they say makes the best sushi in town. The nondescript-looking eatery, located in a Studio City strip-mall, does not take reservations, has no valet parking and lacks any of the other amenities of a trendy restaurant. The clock on the wall runs 30 minutes fast to encourage diners to leave when they finish eating. At the handful of tables, customers are allowed to choose their sushi from the menu, but a seat at the sushi bar, where owner Kazunori Nozawa presides, is where the real action is. While New York's Soup-Nazi grudgingly allows customers to pick their own soup from the menu, there are no such niceties here. When you sit at the sushi bar, Nozawa decides what you are going to eat. . Sit down, shut up Here the old adage "The customer is always right" has mutated into "The customer knows nothing." With a piercing look that some might take for total disdain, Nozawa assesses your palette and decides what you are going to eat. "He has a professional eye," his wife Yumiko said. "He knows your tongue and tries to treat your tongue. Some people like tuna with lemon or prawn sauce, but he refuses. If they want to argue with him or pressure him, he kicks them out." At least two or three times a month customers find themselves banished, never again to savor the delights of Nozawa Sushi. In this restaurant, the mandatory "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" is not lip service, it is a battle cry. Behind the counter another sign spells out the rules to new customers: "Today's Special Trust Me." And don't nibble on your sushi. It is one piece one bite. This is not negotiable. Nozawa, 52, does not mince his words. "They don't know sushi, American people, so I have to teach American people good style, so trust me," he said. "I have w teach Americans sushi manners. If you don't like it The Jane poll asks: Would you consider being a surrogate mother? (Yes: 33 percent.) The Condi Nast poll asks: Would you let your date beat you in sports, even though you're better? (Yes: 5 percent.) The New Woman poll asks: Do men want more sex? (Yes: 70 percent.) B Firm butt, then: Alternate-leg kicks, vertical scissors, jumping jacks McCall's. Firm butt, now: In-line skating. "You feel it in your butt right away," champion Peggy Tillinghast tells Conde Nast: B Scorpio rising: "People may get disgruntled by your successes in September but by October they'll all be begging for a piece of your cake." my horoscope in Jane. Or is it? "A group you belong to or a project you're working on is central to you this month." my horoscope in McCall's. Should I continue weigh tlifting?" Sports Illustrated Women Sport. a Jane considers men to be: meat. SISW considers men to be: competition. Mailman explains 'Santa Claus Coming to Town' Holiday TV Today's holiday television sSbws: 7 S.m. (Oil ffl Good Morning America: NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon; Italian Christmas; guilty pleasures (Part 2 of 5); personal finances. CJ (30) 72043 35753 7i5 a.m. SHO Movie; Babes In Toyland (1661) Ray Bolger. Barnaby tries to keep Tom Pifer from Mary Contrary. Musical ((1:55) 88I227 7 30 a.m. AMC Movie: III Be Seeing You (1914) Ginger Rogers. GirTfrom prison loves shell shocked veteran at Christmas. Romance BW (1:30) 646482 mas Donkey: An orphan donkey leads Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. Animated. (:30) 249395 6:30 p.m. FAM Bear Who Slept Through Christmas: Curious Ted E. Bear tries to stay awake. Animated. (:30) 230647 7 p.m. FAM Santa Claus Is Coming to Town: A mailman (the voice of Fred Astaire) explains why Santa has whiskers, lives at the North Pole and bnngs presents once a year. Animated. (1:00) 788869 8 p.m.TNN Marty Christmas Party: Marty Stuart, a country sty who does his concert tours in an imaginary star ship, survives a crash-landing at the North Pole. C) (1:00) 649227 1 p.m. (2) Perry Como's Irish Christmas: Como sings carols and Irish airs at Point Theatre in Dublin; the Artane Boys Band; the Chorus of the Glasnevin Musical Society. (2:00) 64598 2:15 p.m. STARZ A Hollywood Christmas: Rare clips and deleted sequences show film's treatment of the holiday; host Jane Seymour. (1:30) 2477260 5 p.m. FAM Bugs Bunny Looney Christmas Tales (:30) 524598 5:30 p.m. FAM Noel: An elderly glassblower's tear of py bongs a Christmas ornament to life. Narrated by Carlton Heston. Animated. Q(:30) 242482 6 p.m. FAM Nestor, the Long Eared Christ 10:30 a.m. NIK Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas: Muppets perform the tale of a poor little otter and his widowed mother. Music by Paul Williams. (1:00) 438550 -11 a.m. H Q) Dr. Qulnn, Medicine Woman: "Mike's DreaiB a Chnstmas Tale" On Chnstmas Eve, the spint'of Charlotte Cooper (Diane Ladd) helps Mike re-examine her life, t) ( 1 -.00) 20666 78840 1 Dk .An flu. (Hl rffi! flUTi jghL.-Hn' dffr iittn nit- IrTrrtiT 1rr Trt'ArnTll TTii Tr ! Flfl ft Trtii 1fi itlfi 1 f "rf-J

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