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Friday, December 5, 1997
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2F THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1997 M SL Liz Smith Show pays tribute to Jackie Onassis Ways to escape brutal step dad Dear Abby: My mom got married about four months ago, and although it has been only a short time, it's all gone haywire. Her husband has an awful temper, and he's hit her several times. Abused by one's own siblings Dear Ann Landers: I applaud you for addressing the issue of child abuse in your column, but you have not written about young girls being sexually abused by their brothers. I am sure a certain amount of "playing doctor" leaves no per- monont HaTYiaCTP hilt WllSt I 3X11 Auction helps Literacy group I HOPE my readers aren't getting tired of my mentions here for Literacy Partners, which is one of my pet charities. But then I can't recall anyone getting mad at Walter Winched when he used to flog the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund. Long before Princess Di, photographs of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were among the most coveted in the world. During JFK's Senate and White House years, Jacques Lowe served as the family's personal photog-rapher. From the thousands of be ( V talking about is actual sexual abuse. I was the victim of sexual abuse by not just one but two brothers. Now, at age 66, 1 still bear emotional scars from which I have never fully recov- We have even had to leave our own home to get away from him because he is so brutal. Yet my mom keeps going back to him. I begged her to get the police involved, but she wouldn't Finally one night after he had broken her wrist and thrown me out of a chair, he left. We didn't hear from him for three days. Then he came back during hind-the-scenes photographs Lowe shot 75 were selected for "A Tribute to Jackie," which will be displayed Monday evening at the Mar-a-Lago Club. The event benefits the Leukemia Society and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Lymphoma Research Fund. Lowe will be there. Also Tiffany design director John Anyway, our auction ot letters from famous people and fine writers went off with a bang at Christie's this week. Bette Midler and Diane Sawyer hosted and put a little spice into the proceedings. Bette pulled down one of the largest amounts offered for her missive. Before bidding began, the tiny star rose to her full height and cautioned the audience, "Don't shame me!" They didn't Her note Thorn Smith Ann Landers wnen i asueu my iuuiw help, she blamed me and called me names I couldn't understand. My father was a kind and Dear Abby Abigail Van Burnt Midler went for $4,600. Instead of a letter, Sawyer offered a "literary weekend" with a stack of books and a bottle of wine. That went for a bundle $3,500. Lena Home, Aretha Franklin and Joan Rivers' letters were also winners. But the big, big winners were former president George Bush ($5,200) and director Mike Nichols ($5,000). Bush's letter was bought by Ron Boss, head of Cross Pens, which sponsored our event : DOMINICK DUNNE suffered the terrible loss of his daughter, Dominique, some years back when she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. (The killer : spent a shockingly brief time in jail.) That tragedy, however, resulted in Dunne's applying himself to more serious writing and investigative journalism. Now, just as his new book, Another City, Not My Own, lands on the bestseller lists, tragedy has struck Dominick once again. He has canceled his book tour because of his nephew's death in a private plane crash (the son of Dominick's oldest brother, Richard). . But the man who covered the O J. Simpson trial with such vigor, and who stood up so strongly for the victims, did receive a wonderful rave fan note from George Bush. The ex-prez opened his salutation with "Dear Gus," which is what nick calls himself in his semi-fictional pages. Nancy Reagan also chimed in to tell Dominick she liked his book. THE L0CKH0RNS bunny hoest and john reiner Loring, with whom Onassis edited six books. For reservations, call 478-8550. The show must go on Controversy hangs like a cloud over the band Oasis and no doubt has helped make it one of the hottest acts in rock. But when the band's agent called Jon Stoll of Fantasma Productions, he was in a tizzy over its Feb. 5 West Palm Beach date. "Are we playing for the Moonies?" the agent asked Stoll, who after initial befuddlement put him at ease. "He was confused," Stoll said. "He heard the Moonies (Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church) had taken over the West Palm Beach Auditorium and that the band would be playing for some Moonie mass meeting. "To rock people in England, Moonies and Jehovah's Witnesses are all the same." Stoll assured him the show was on and for a receptive audience. Let's just hope Oasis shows up this time. A September 1996 auditorium appearance was scrubbed when Oasis' frontmen the battling Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam temporarily broke up the band. Burt's with 'King' for a day The phoenix keeps rising. You won't see Burt Reynolds, but you'll hear his voice Sunday on King of the Hill (8:30 p.m., WFLX-Channel 29). He'll be M.F. Thatherton, described as Hank's sleazy competitor. Stockard Channing also contributes her voice to the mix. A gathering of 'Goddesses' "I maintain that all women are GITs Goddesses-in-training. This book teaches them how to be GGs Graduate Goddesses." Palm Beach author Joella Cain on her new book, The Venus Image. She'll sign copies this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Classic Bookstore, 310 S. County Road in Palm Beach. mmm the night and tried to break in. My sister called the police and we had three weeks of freedom until my mom dropped the charges against him. My siblings and I were scared and angry, yet Mom brought him back on my sister's birthday. Now that my stepdad is living with us again, I am scared, and I don't want to live with my mom if she's going to let him stay here. My dad died, so I can't live with him. I have considered running away, but I would like to know is there a better way? Please help me. Nowhere To Turn In Arizona Dear Nowhere: You appear to be intelligent and strong, and deserve to be commended for seeking advice from an adult You should not have to run away in order to get away from your stepfather. There are two ways to handle this: The first would be to go to a teacher or counselor at your school and repeat what you have told me. It may be easier to clip this letter and take it with you. Should your stepfather become violent before you can talk to a trusted adult at your school, you and your siblings should get out of the house and go to a neighbor's home to call for help. Ask the telephone operator to connect you to the 24-hour Child Protective Services Hotline. It is staffed seven days a week and will send the police to remove you to a safe place. Please write again and let me know how you are. Meanwhile, you are in my prayers. Dear Abby: What is the advantage, and to whom, of an envelope with a window in it? Half the time, I get my reply in backward, and I'm sure that my wasted time is typical. Who benefits? Gerald Strohm, Fresno, Calif. Dear Gerald: You do. It takes only a moment to ensure that your reply is placed in the envelope correctly. It would take more time to address an envelope. With a window envelope, there is no chance of making an error in the name and address. a Dear Abby appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. canng man, and lm sure ne would have helped me, but I didn't ask him because I was too afraid of my mother. I didn't know I could find help outside the home. Please spotlight sexual abuse by brothers against their sisters and vice versa. Let the victims know that if they can't get help within the family, there are others who will listen and help them. No Name, No Initials, From Your Home State of Iowa Dear Iowa: Children who have been sexually abused often try to abuse other children. An alert teacher can spot these young people, and when they do, they should make an effort to get them into counseling. It is not easy to broach the subject with a parent (there may be vehement denials), but it is well worth the effort. Consider it an act of compassion and courage. Dear Ann Landers: May I respond to "The Other Woman and Not Ashamed"? I was once in her shoes, feeling sorry for an attractive, trapped married man. I made the mistake of encouraging him to divorce his wife and marry me. After 15 years, during which I helped him raise the children he had with his first wife, I learned he was running around on me. He finally left me for another woman. I have just one question for "The Other Woman" because I have been asking it of myself: Why do you think he is attractive and wonderful when you know he is running around on his wife? And why does he blame his wife for the lousy marriage when she is at home with the children and he is out with you, cheating on her? The really wonderful married men are at home, enjoying their wives and children. They are not sneaking around with dummies like you and me, I might add. Been There, Done That In Jacksonville Dear Jacksonville: It took courage to write that letter, and I thank you for it. I'm sure you opened a lot of eyes today and possibly put the dead hand on several illicit romances. Congratulations. D Ann Landers' column appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. j - i ... ...... , . -t t ! 1MI, pmUhhmmmZm j RL(Xr "SORE, fM FIT AS A FIDDLE. I COULD BUY A STRADIVARIUS WITH THIS BILL.' Horoscope by JOYCE JILLSON ETD17I7 JL JLVlJJW V N Holidau Entertainment For The Whole Family KRAVIS CENTER CO MMUNIT fusion is rather pleasant if you don't take it seriously. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You find yourself in the position of peacemaker. Draw strength from your inner reserves. A lingering problem at work is finally resolved. An Imminent separation seems like a melancholy occasion, but it will be great for your self-esteem. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Love needs ambiance; work at romance. A fellow Capricorn helps a business venture by making a referral. Ideas are lucky. Present them with gusto, but do your homework first. New friends will arrive tonight. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's easy to misunderstand instructions; double-check to make sure. Time spent outside works wonders for your spirits. A sudden flash of insight enables you to close a deal to everyone's advantage. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). Brilliant money-making ideas come from seeing a movie or reading. Your moods may endanger a close relationship. Set high standards for yourself, and those around you will follow suit. . Today's birthday: Senate President Pro Tempore Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, is 95. Singer Little Richard is 65. Actress Morgan Brittany is 46. Country singer Ty England Is 34. If today It your birthday: You find windows of opportunity where others see only closed doors. Do everything in your power to Inspire yourself in the next three weeks, even If it means spending money on classes or seminars. : . Aries (March 21-April 19). A bright Sagittarius wants to help you. Socialize with optimists. If you are married, you will be so attractive to the opposite sex that you may find your mate jealous. Taurus (April 20-May 20). Moves are likely. A wild antic endears you to a rich, eccentric Individual. A lover receives a promotion or even a change of Job. A fresh environment stimulates creative energy. Gemini (May 21 June 21). Financial gains are in store. Take up a new sport or hobby. Pressure from your family builds, but a confrontation clears up the misunderstanding. An old friend appears to complete your emotional security. Cancer (June 22-July 22). Happy associations and a reputation as a great pal take you to the top. Children, dogs and old friends are lucky. Avoid spending money, or at least don't spend much, until next week. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Shared morals make a beautiful bond. No matter how hot the tip, don't bet on it. Enjoy popularity, and use it to further your goals and promote personal growth. A new love appears and is probably a Gemini or Virgo. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Blessings come in the form of cash from those who can afford not to be paid back. As for work, you coast through difficult assignments. Another bonus comes because your boss is afraid of losing you. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 23). Others cater to your whims (finally). Your sympathy and selflessness do not go unnoticed. An afternoon meeting proves emotionally valuable. Address old obligations. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just look confident and all will be fine. Put a meeting off until next week, if possible. You draw inspiration from an unexpected quarter tonight. Con ' , CAROL Thursday, December 1 1 From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm n the Cosman Amphitheatre Sheinwold's bridge by FRANK STEWART The Kravis Center invites you and your family to join us for a FREE and festive holiday concert under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, picnic baskets and sing along as some of the area's finest choral groups lend their distinctive styles to holiday favorites that capture the warmth and magic of the season. ' Program Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches Acreage Pines 5th Grade Choir Women of Note The Coastmen Goldcoast Show Chorus Sweet Adelines Sing-a-long caroling Costumed Characters From Bears, Seals and Reindeers to Ms. Flo Mingo (our Florida SnowBird). Plus Honest-to-goodness Florida SNOW FLURRIES and other surprises. v. Call 56 1 -832-7469 for more information. South dealer N-S vulnerable NORTH A53 010942 AJ76 WEST 8762 PK9753 OK5 494 EAST QJ9 PJ42 OQ763 Q 108 701 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 can't lead a heart effectively; if he leads a spade, South wins in dummy, leads a diamond to the eight and cashes the ace. The queen doesn't fall, but South next leads the king and then a low club, winning three clubs and two tricks in each of the other suits. DAILY QUESTION YOU HOLD: 8762?K9753 OK 5 49 4. Dealer, at your left, opens one club. Your partner doubles, and the next player raises to three clubs. What do you say? ANSWER: Your opponent's raise is weak and preemptive; he's trying to shut you out. Since you probably have nine trumps and about half the deck in high cards, you should compete with a bid of three hearts. If your eight of spades were the ace, you'd jump to four hearts. South won the first heart with the queen, cashed the king of clubs and finessed with the jack. East was only too happy to win an early trick in order to return his partner's heart lead. South played the 10, and West won and led a third heart, dislodging the ace. South then had eight tricks, but West was sure to get in with the king of diamonds to run the hearts. Down one. DIAMONDS South can surely win nine tricks by establishing the diamonds as well as the clubs; but since the defense will try to set up West's hearts in the meantime, South must first attack a suit in which he won't lose a trick to East South should lead a club to the ace at Trick Two and return a diamond to his jack. West wins but SOUTH K104 VAQ10 OAJ8 K532 South Weit North Eit INT Pass 3 NT All Pass Opening lead -5 f BABY BLUES RICK KIRKMAN AND JERRY SCOTT Picture Your Classic Car Here H660TAf2AlDLA&r THAT WA$ X &R2MOf? j lM)El MY - . . i . 1 ToaMesiePwu8; . or you. j Classic car owners, take note: On April 5, DriveWays will introduce a feature, "Classic Car of the Week" in its new Saturday edition. Want to show off your most treasured possession? Send us a photo (non-returnable) of the car and all the details to: Russ Heaps, Marketing Dept., The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, - , pfioreenH6 HiM. bw," ., II J t.'iif.J.,) .'! . . .1 WWV I I . FL 334 1 6. r it I mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmminiriwmmw,tt

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