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M SL THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1997 3D AN ENTERTAINING LOOK AHEAD TODAY Twirling and baton, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, City of Port St Lucie Park and Recreation Center, 400 S.W. Ra-venswood Lane, Port St Lucie. For children 4 to 12 years old. The class helps to devel Biijl op coordination and self-confidence. The fee is $5 per class. No pre-registration is required. For additional information call 878-2277. B Turn-of-the-century collections are featured at the Elliot Museum, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 825 N. E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island. Includes exhibits of fashions, antiques and shops. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for children 6-13. For additional information call 225-1961. COMING THURSDAY j. fc- i t J. it 1 1 i Here are some things to do with the kids: A little king of rock 'n' roll . . . Craig Taubman, the Elvis of the toddler set will perform 2 p jn. Sunday at the Levis Jewish Community Center, Boca Raton. Taubman puts bounce in songs that combine traditional Jewish themes with contemporary Jewish Setup AND GO! 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 costumes 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 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 sale 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. Sponsored by Kianga's Kreations, the event includes a doll reunion at noon with dolls bought at previous shows; children's r activity tables for making paper dolls, paper doll parades at 1 and 5 p.m.; and a Vintage Black Doll Exhibit with dolls and memora- .'; bilia 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 Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts collectively the Rolling Stones will be at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Friday. Boat parades kick off holiday season B Candlelight Service in Memory of "Our Children," 7 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 5200 Oleander Avenue, White City. The non-denominational holiday service is meant to address the special emotional needs of parents of a child (or children) who have died. The holiday season, for many, is exceptionally difficult to face alone. The Hospice Chaplain Steve March will be the guest speaker. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Chapter of Compassionate Friends. For additional information call 871-7044. B Indialucie Chapter D.A.R. meeting 10:30 a.m. Thursday, home of the Regent. The group welcomes new members and can provide assistance in genealogical research. For additional information, directions and address of the meeting call 287-3759. B Fort Pierce Jazz Society Jam hosted by Jimmy Van Go and Ossie Wright Jr., 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, the Common Ground, 131 N. Second Street, Fort Pierce. Bring your own instruments. Free. Call 460-JAZZ. LOOKING AHEAD B "How Christmas Came To America," 11 a.m. Friday at the Yacht and Country Club, A1A, Stuart. The program, which has an historical theme, takes place at the luncheon and meeting of the Halpatiokee Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. For information and reservations call 288-4306. B Plant Martin BeautifulAandscape Fair and Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, East Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. Features one-stop shopping for landscaping needs. Free educational classes will be taught by local experts and vendors will be selling everything from aquatic plants and topiaries. For information call 781-1222. IN PALM BEACH COUNTY B Celebrating Black Doll Art, a collectible 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. Fourth Street. It travels south on Federal Highway and ends at Southeast 12th Avenue. Also on Sunday, is Palms West Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade. It starts at 1 p.m. along Forest Hill Boulevard, beginning at the Wellington Mall and ending at Wellington Club East. For a list of holiday events throughout the month, see Friday's TGIF. Cruising through the holiday season ... Boat parades and other holiday events get under way this weekend. Among the festivities is the Holiday Boat Parade of the Palm Beaches, which begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday. It begins at Peanut Island, continues through the Intracoastal Waterway along Singer Island, then north through Lake Worth past Munyon Island and ending at Johnathon's Landing in Jupiter. The designated boaters' viewing area is at Munyon Island. On Friday, the Soroptimist Holiday Parade in Stuart begins at 7 p.m. at East Ocean Boulevard. Then on Saturday, Stuart's boat parade begins at 6 p.m. on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. Viewing is along the west side of Federal Highway and Shepherd Park. Hobe Sound's Christmas parade begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zues Park and continues east to Old East Dixie Highway and north to Bridge Road. The Indiantown holiday parade begins at 4 p.m. Saturdaystarting at Big Mound Park and continuing down Yalaha Street to Jackson Avenue to Osceola and ends at Kiwanis Park. In Boynton Beach, the holiday parade starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at E. Ocean Avenue and S.E. Rock 'n' roll ... The Rolling Stones, whose hits include Under My Thumb, Just My Imagination, Like a Rolling Stone, I Go Wild, Time Is on My Side and Love Is Strong, will be in concert at 4 p.m. Friday at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Also performing are The Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band and Third Eye Blind. Tickets are $75 and $50. Call 966-3309. Heavy metal band Deep Purple, which broke into the world music scene in 1968, operated out of London. The group, which performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, patterned itself after Vanilla Fudge. It's hits included covers of Joe South's Hush and Neil Diamond's Kentucky Woman. Tickets: $21 and $26. Call (954) 946-0473. Identity theft crimes are increasing Whereto find help 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 rights.org. 1 Pump you up? Many muscle-bound people think they're puny The Washington Post Researchers have identified a new psychiatric 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 dysmorphic" With anorexia nervosa, a woman diets until she is skinny, yet sees herself as fat. "By contrast, in typical muscle dysmorphia, a muscle-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." How to report theft If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, act quickly: CALL the fraud units of the three credit reporting companies (Equifax, (800) 556-47 1 1 ; Experian, formerly TRW, (800) 353-0809; and Trans Union, (800) 680-7293) and ask that your account be flagged so that you will be notified of any credit applications. FOR EACH instance that your credit has been violated, contact the appropriate credit card company, then the place where the card was used. Ask that accounts be closed with the notation "at the consumer's request." CONTACT both the police and the sheriff, make a report and get a copy of 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. 'To extricate yourself," Golinger says, 'you've got to be a savvy consumer.' And 'you must be assertive with the credit card, banking and credit reporting industries as well as everyone else you contact.' fore pitching it into the wastebasket. Golinger concurs with Frank: "If you want true peace of mind, get a shredder." D 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. On a regular basis, order your credit report by mail from these reporting companies to monitor for changed addresses and fraudulent information. When creating a computer password, don't use common identifiers, such as your birthday or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Don't have your driver license number printed on your personal checks (some banks offer to do this). Pay attention to your monthly billing statements. "Bank and credit card statements are important protec- , tive 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." 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 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: t B Rip up any document with personal information, such as receipts, bank slips and credit card offers, be MkiLribBftik) Postmenooau !tji!'.-i .!. ;.V. : V " ' Women r r v w "few. .- - - mm ii Hi' I w a. ii m, i'-'f-m i Ay v v. ' ", . i V-linicaJ Studies is looking for Postmenopausal Women aged 45 and older who are 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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