The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 3, 1997 · Page 88
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 88

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, December 3, 1997
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IJ1 v f 3D S THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1997 31 TODAY Here are some things to do with the kids: A little king of rock V roll . . . Craig Taubman, the Elvis of the toddler set, will perform 2 p.m. Sunday at the Levis Jewish Community Center, Boca Raton. Taubman puts bounce in songs that combine traditional Jewish themes with contemporary Jewish B 27th Annual Street Parade, 7 p.m. Wednesday, along Federal Highway from Southeast Eighth Street north to Mi2ner Park in Boca Raton. It features a holiday theme. Free. Call 393-7806. COMING THURSDAY KPTf? ' 1 UP sign ND GO! Dominick Dunne book signing, 6-8 p.m., Classical Music and Book Store, 214 Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. Dunne will sign his book Another City, Not My Own. Call 659-6700. ..... .... .1 LOOKING AHEAD BILL INGRAMStaff Photographer Boynton Beach resident Carroll Albury, 56, started God's Kitchen, a grass-roots soup kitchen that delivers food to shut-ins and collects and gives away clothing. A caring soul opens God's Kitchen Deeply religious, Carroll Albury's mission is to serve the poor. The long, warped, wooden picnic tables in the yard set Mary Williams' house apart from the others in her Boynton Beach neighborhood. Fifteen months ago, Williams' brother, Carroll Albury, established her home as headquarters for a neighborhood food and clothing distribution center he named God's Kitchen. Albury knew right away life. His recordings include Where Heaven & Earth Touch, Moment to Moment and Hand in Hand, and Together. His music may be familiar from his recordings for Disney, Fox television network and Nickelodeon. Admission is $8 ($6 members). Call 852-3241. The joy of Christmas past . . . Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds takes visitors back to Christmas past. Volunteers dressed in period cos- '-tumes can be found throughout the town -quilting, making brooms and candles, clogging on porches, working the sawmill, manning the fire station, blacksmithing or cancelling stamps with the Yesteryear Village postmark at the post office. Two truck loads of decorations, $3,000 ; worth of lights, Christmas carolers and 35 ; decorated trees will be sprucing up the ": village for two weekends of holiday fun. The village, which began in 1990 when ' the Loxahatchee Groves Schoolhouse was moved to the fairgrounds, also includes a church, old Florida houses, a collection of tractors and vintage farm equipment, the reproduction of a general store, leather and cobbler shop, bait and tackle shop, smoke 7 house and wood shop. The event will be 5-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 12-14, and will also have arts and crafts, pony rides, a church service on Sundays, hay wagon rides, and popcorn from a copper kettle. Admission to the village is $2 adults; $1 children ages 6-12; and free under 6. Oh, you beautiful doll! . . . More than 1,000 dolls of cloth, porcelain, vinyl, wood, clay, paper and papier mache will be on display or on saie during Celebrating Black Doll Art: A Collectible Show and Sale, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Omni Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. ;r Sponsored by Kianga's Kreations, the event includes a doll reunion at noon with dolls bought at previous shows; children's activity tables for making paper dolls, paper -doll parades at 1 and 5 p.m.; and a Vintage Black Doll Exhibit with dolls and memorabilia dating to the early 1900s. The organizers will also be collecting dolls for a spring "doll run" to South Africa. This is a follow-up to the South Africa Doll project in which more than 15,000 black dolls were distributed to children in South Africa. Admission is $2 adults; free for children. ANGEL BEDINGHAUS ZENT 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. 11th annual All That Glitters gala auction and dinner, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Palm Beach Gardens Marriott Call 686-8081, Ext. 16. H Old-time street celebration, 7-10 p.m. Fri-'; day on East Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton. Music, horse and buggy rides, vintage cars and - more. Free. Call (561) 393-7806. Bonfire on the Beach, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Lake Worth Municipal Beach, off Lake Avenue. Food : ' available. Call 533-7362 Ext. 103. . B Fourth Annual Fashion Show, 6 p.m. Fri-. day at Omni Middle School, 5775 Jog Road, Boca Raton. Staff and students will model the latest . fashions from area stores. Also magic show. Tickets ' ' $10 adults, $5 children. Call Laura Hewitt (561) 883-":0068. B Bob Roberts' Society Orchestra, 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Fridayat the Boynton Beach Civic Center, ' 128 E. Ocean Ave. Features Big Band sound of the "20s to '40s. Call (561) 375-6240. ; ' B Christmas in the Village, 5-10 p.m. Friday-' ; Sunday, Yesteryear Village in South Florida Fair-' "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. B Kaleidoscope International Tree Lighting, 9 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Square, Clematis and k Narcissus streets in downtown West Palm Beach. Also, Kaleidoscope International Concert, 4-6 p.m. I,.' Sunday at Meyer Amphitheater, Flagler Drive and .'. Datura Street. Both events feature multicultural entertainment. Free. 'v . B Holiday Boat Parade of the Palm Beaches, 6:30 p.m. Saturday from Peanut Island to . . Jonathan's Landing along the Intracoastal. Sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County. Call 624-9092. ., ' B Celebrating Black Doll Art, a collectible J show and sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Omni Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach..Features "dolls made from cloth, porcelain, wood, paper and more. Includes doll-making classes and a vintage black doll exhibit. Admission: $2 adults; free for children. Call 863-1252. I f W I that hie sictpr's hnusp was the . A perfect spot because of its M ' k central location, visibility and l A y spacious yard. v -s,. Williams potppH Nnw her meal are the toughest to face, he says. "My vision my mission has always been to serve the poor," says Albury, a deeply religious man who says he is guided by God and helped by good people around him. The project he started last April consumes most of his time. When he is not preparing or serving meals, he is soliciting help, handing out fliers or driving to Miami to collect supplies from a food bank. As the program has grown, Albury has had to rent storage space for supplies that replenish those in Williams' house. But the house is only temporary. He has his eye on a nearby piece of property and is determined to raise the $30,000 needed to buy it. "Once we have the land," he says, "people will take it (the soup kitchen) more seriously and we'll get more donations of money." Meanwhile, he will keep serving meals and distributing supplies. Even as he and his board members and volunteers handed out Thanksgiving food baskets', was planning something special for Christmas. He reaps his rewards from the people he serves, he says. "Sometimes I think that I might have been there (on the receiving end), and I ask myself, 'How would I react in their place?' " He's grateful for the opportunity to be the server. "Doing something good for someone is just such a joyful feeling," he says. B For more information about how you can help God's Kitchen, call 736-6440. Ellie Lingner's column appears Wednesday. You can reach her at 279-3464. house overflows with with cartons and piles of donated food and black plastic trash bags filled with used clothing and supplies. "People come in who need clothes for their children Ellie Lingner or shoes or especially in cold weather long pants and sweaters," says Albury. "We just let them go through the bags until they find what they need." Every Tuesday and fourth Saturday of the month, Albury and Williams and a group of volunteers serve the area's needy a hearty meal. "We serve the sick, the homeless, the hungry, the shut-ins," says Albury, 56, who has , lived in one of Boynton's poorest neighborhoods all his life and understands the people and their problems. The hungry children in desperate need of a Identity theft crimes are increasing rfHow to report theft bzV you suspect you are a victim 6f identity theft, act quickly: CALL the fraud units of the three Where to find help -eredit reporting companies (tquitax, feOfn 556-47 1 1 : ExDerian. formerly blRW, (800) 353-0809; and Trans Cnion, (800) 680-7293) and ask that rypur account be flagged so that you jvill be notified of any credit applications. "(OR EACH instance that your credit - has been violated, contact the ap- . .propriate credit card company, then ithe place where the card was used. The California Public Interest Research Group provides a free fact sheet on fighting identity theft. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to CALPIRG, 926 J St., Suite 713, Sacramento, Calif. 95814. Or find the sheet on line at http:www.pirg.orgcalpirg. The Privacy Rights Handbook, by Beth Givens and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (Avon Books, 336 pages, $12.50); available by calling (800) 238-0658 or on line at http:www.privacy r-Ask that accounts be closed with the Pump you up? Many muscle-bound people think they're puny - The Washington Post ,r. Researchers have identified a new psychiat. ric disorder for the gymnasium set: pumped-up people in top physical shape who worry constantly that they "look puny." Many of the muscle-bound men and women found to have the disorder were so preoccupied with their bodies that they had given up good jobs and intimate relationships to spend hours in. a gym. And yet they typically wore baggy sweat shirts and pants even in midsummer to conceal; their bodies, refusing to go to the beach or' swimming pool. Many reported taking anabolic steroids to build up muscle, constantly weighed-themselves and checked in mirrors, suffering' great distress if they missed a day of weight-' lifting. "This syndrome looks almost like a reverse, form of anorexia nervosa," said Harrison G.-Pope of McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. He and colleagues from Brown University and Keele University, England, describe their discovery of the disorder, which they call "muscle' dysmorphia." ; With anorexia nervosa, a woman diets until she is skinny, yet sees herself as fat. "By contrast, in typical muscle dysmorphia, a mus-" cle-bound bodybuilder will look in the mirror" and see himself or herself as out of shape," Pope ' said. "We think the underlying pathology . . . may be the same." -notation "at the consumer's re- fore pitching it into the wastebasket. Golinger concurs with Frank: "If you want true peace of mind, get a shredder." Limit the data lists you are on. Notify each of the three credit reporting companies (Equifax, 800-556-4711; Experian, formerly TRW, 800-353-0809; and Trans Union, 800-680-7293) that you don't want your name sold to other marketers. This "op out" notification will cut down partially, but not completely, on the mail you get offering new credit applications. B On a regular basis, order your credit report by mail from these reporting companies to monitor for changed addresses and fraudulent information. B When creating a computer password, don't use common identifiers, such as your birthday or the last four digits of your Social' Security number. B Don't have your driver license number printed on your personal checks (some banks offer to do this). B Pay attention to your monthly billing statements. "Bank and credit card statements are important protective tools to catch fraud," says Go-linger. "Look for anything that seems odd and question it right away. You need to be on top of your accounts more than ever." quest. STOLEN IDENTITY From ID losses." "I've become a mini-expert, not by choice but by necessity," says Frank, whose trouble started when a Ventura, Calif., woman substituted Frank's name but kept her own address in responding to a credit card offer and was issued a $10,000 credit card. Frank eventually utilized her legal expertise in writing more than 90 letters to various institutions to get her records cleared up. She now is compiling an identity theft survival kit to help future victims. "They're not getting help anyplace else," Frank says, "and the crime is proliferating." Jon Golinger, consumer advocate for the California Public Interest Research Group, says more help is on the way. "This is the consumer rip-off of the Information Age, and legislators are starting to sit up and take notice," he said, noting that his own group has made identity theft a priority. "There have been several hearings this fall, and a special task force is looking at the problem. There has already been some legislation the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act has recently been tightened and more is being talked about." In the meantime even while CONTACT both the police and the '.sheriff, make a report and get a copy ot it. "It's the law," says Jon Go-linger, consumer advocate for the California Public Interest Research Group. "They have to take the report." DO NOT pay any bill or portion of a bill '.. which is a result of identity theft. L iSo extricate yourself,' Golinger says, 'you've got to be a savvy consumer. acknowledging that there is no guarantee of success in an era when personal data is available everywhere from the dumpster to the Internet, and can be transmitted like lightning Golinger offers a short list of protective steps: B Rip up any document with personal information, such as receipts, bank slips and credit card offers, be ; And 'you must be assertive with the ; credit card, banking and credit re porting industries as wen as everyone else you contact.' vmrn enooau ilflhfflfBfeV mm ummmmmiM Wome if f:r , "" j ;-;: 4 fw k ,ih i ,1 a rail 1 hfi Mil mm Clinical Studies is looking for Postmenopausal Women aged 45 and older who axe experiencing hot flashes and would be interested in participating in a clinical research program. Participants may receive up to $300.00, free physical exam, pap smear and mammogram. 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