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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 54

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Saturday, December 6, 1997
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-2D THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1997 F Liz Smith Nursing uniform not too informal j Enticing women through dance Dear Abby: All my life I have loved dancing, as do most of the other women I know. I think it is exciting, fun and great exercise. Couples dancing together are so romantic. When I see a man who can dance with a woman, I am A final goodbye to an eternal love Dear Mr. Ross: Life is so ironic. I spent my life looking for the perfect woman to be my wife. Not perfect in the sense of outward beauty but more in keeping with my values someone honest, caring, fair and just. I found my love three years ago. We were married one year later, almost to the day. Documentary about Liz on tap THE BBC is preparing a major documentary on the great romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, an affair that brought a movie studio to its knees and helped usher in the sexual freedom of the Swinging '60s. BBC produc Dear Ann Landers: This is in response to the woman who was upset by the informal dress of hospital employees (women in floral print$ and slacks). While I can understand her concern, i have another point of view. When my young cousin was ers are scouting around for anybody who'll talk about the couple. T1 ,.,4 U instantly fascinated by him and so are all my friends. Why, then, are men who dance so hard to come by? Men are "supposed" to be athletic, charming, romantic and masterful; dancing is all of that. Yet, most men I meet are "fish" who say, "I don't dance." I thought men liked attracting women. I know some people say men are dense, but this fact simply cannot escape anyone's attention: A man can attract born, he had to spend a lot of time in the hospital. Since then, he has made numerous trips back for surgeries and checkups. With so much poking and prodding at a young age, he has developed a fear of anyone in a white lab coat or uniform. It wafc a blessing to go to a hospital where nurses wore brightly colored or patterned outfits. It really made things easier for niey even luuidiicu ynu- v I tographer Bert Stern for an Ml You probably sense that this didn't turn out to be a fairy tale come true. I have since lost my love. To cancer? No. Fatal car accident? That would have been easier to deal with. Another man? I almost wish. No, I lost my love to AIDS the grim reaper of death that ravages the very depths of its victim's soul. I'm alone now a broken man both emotionally and financially. You could help me in a ..A TV, rj Ann Landers Dear Abby Abigail Van Buren interview. Bert was the only lensman allowed near the pair during their filming of Cleopatra, a time of Vatican condemnation and hysterical worldwide headlines. (Adultery was still shocking back in 1962.) Stern says he might let the Thanks a Million Percy Ross Taylor BBC use one or two of his shots of a bikini-clad Elizabeth lounging with Burton. More of Stern's work from his new book, Adventures, can be seen starting tomorrow at the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York. The photos appear in his new book, Adventures. I LOVE the tale of the Spice Girl who couldn'twouldn't bow to Queen Elizabeth because of her low-cut gown. Oh, come on! I've seen actresses presented to QE II in much more dramatic decolletage, and they managed to curtsy without falling out of their clothes. It's just a little bend to the knees, you know. . SHARON STONE wants us to know she is no particular fan of La Perla lingerie. She wore one piece in Diabolique a few years ago. Stone feels used by La Perla's claim that she "prefers" its stuff. I don't blame her. PAT AND Bill Buckley are busy celebrating his 72nd birthday, but they suffered a misfortune last week when their beautiful house in northwestern Connecticut burned to the ground. Mrs. Buckley is blaming a halogen lamp, advising us one and all to "Get rid of those halogens in your house dangerous!" THE LOCKHORNS bunny hoest and john reiner everyone. ; I think it's great that your writer was proud of her nurse's uniform, but I hope she understands the need for a more relaxed dress code in hospital today. Geneva, Neb. ; Dear Geneva: I agree, but unfortunately, the line between "relaxed" and "sloppy" can be a fine one. Ask any retired nurse what she thinks of the "relaxed" code, and you will get an earful. The important thing is that the nurse is properly identified, regardless of the dress code. P.S. Many doctors are now wearing gray lab coats instead of the traditional white. t i Dear Ann Landers: I am writing this as I face months of growing out a miserable haircut. I wan't all barbers everywhere to become aware of what i universally the major complaint against members of their profession. It is taking off too much hair. I spent 20 years in the Navy where we were required to get regulation short haircuts. Now that I am retired, I should be able to enjoy the freedom of longer hair, but it seems I am doomed to be denied this pleasure. A barber can always take off more hair if the customer feels it's still too long, but he cannot put hair back on. The fact that hair does eventually grow back is small consolation when you look as if you've been scalped. J I know this is a minor problem compared tx others you get, Ann, but right now, I'm so darned mad, I decided the best way to let off steam and maybe educate those scissor-happy nitwits was to write to you and pray that my letter makes the paper. Sign me Shorn in San Diego I Dear Shorn: I'm sure your letter will not he taped to any barbershop mirrors around the world, but rest assured, your barber, as well as thousands of other barbers, will see it and ask, "Could this be women by learning to dance. Will you please put out the word for us and tell men how sexy they are when they learn to dance? Wilting Wallflower in Arizona Dear Wilting Wallflower: I receive letters every day from men who complain about how difficult it is to meet and attract women. Men, now you have heard it from the source! Get out of the house and onto the dance floor. (Take lessons if you need them.) Women will be unable to resist you. Trust me. Dear Abby: Whatever happened to people visiting sick friends while they are recuperating at home? I was raised in an area where people often visited sick friends. They brought food, ran errands, etc. I believe this is the right thing to do. A dear friend of mine twisted her knee last week and absolutely refuses to allow anyone to' visit her. Ordinarily she is so sweet and lovable that I consider her a sister, but now she is making me feel shut out and unwanted. She is treating her elderly mother the same way. She says she wants to recuperate alone with the help of her physical therapist. She claims she has all she can handle without visitors, and doesn't want to see anyone when she is feeling ill. Why is she behaving this way? How do I get her to understand my feelings, and how can we compromise? Whenever I'm recuperating, I love having guests drop by to help distract me from my sickness. Why won't she let me treat her like I'd want her to treat me? Wants To Help, Boynton Beach, Fla. Dear Wants To Help: True friends respect each other's wishes. Recuperating from an injury or illness is a personal process. Your friend has been completely honest about what she wants from you during this time. This is not about what you want, but what she needs. Please respect her request for privacy. B Dear Abby appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. number of ways, but I m seeking just one thing. I want my wedding ring to be placed in my wife's casket. This would be simple enough to do if she were still above ground, but she's been deceased for six months. It will take $325 to have a grave digger open the casket and restore it to its initial state. These are not the rantings of a lunatic. When we wed, I entered into a union that was to be forever. I want that symbolism to live on with my wife's remains. Mr. G.S., Philadelphia Dear Mr. S.: The setting of the sun, the last cookie in the bag to be eaten, a final goodbye these things produce a sense of closure. I guess the same could be said of placing your wedding ring with your wife's remains. I don't want to tell you how to lead your life, but I hope you move beyond this point with the $325 I'm sending for that is the intended motive behind my gift. Dear Percy: I'm going to be bold by telling you what I need and then why I need it. I need between $350 and $400, and this is why: I'm losing my mind! My washing machine went out two months ago. Since then, I've been held hostage at our local laundromat. I have three teenage sons, all involved in sports, who have dirty, sweaty, smelly uniforms. I spend four out of seven nights sitting in the laundromat watching the endless spin cycle and praying for a reprieve. It hasn't come, and I'm beginning to doubt it ever will. I'm a single parent who hates to complain, but enough is enough. I don't mind doing the laundry if only I could do it in the convenience of my home. This is a tall order, perhaps, but one I think I'm entitled to. Ms. E.A., Naples, Fla. Dear Ms. A.: In sending you $400, you may have convenience restored, but you've been ' stripped of your reign as "Greek goddess of the local laundromat." I suppose some things are worth losing when you have so much to gain. Best wishes. D Percy Ross' column appears on Saturday. Write to him in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. 1 1 4. mer , Those who cut women's hair should also pay attention. There is no wrath equal to that ofia woman shorn. ' 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. OEROY 16 LOOKING FORWARD TO RETIRING. FOR 'ONE THING, SOCIAL SECURITY WILL BE A RAISE." : Horoscope by JOYCE JILLSON The Holiday ing plans too hastily. Focus on creativity, and your health improves. A drain on resources is stopped. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Consider buying better insurance. A zany love Interest has unusual ways of pursuing you, all of which can be taken as a lovely compliment. Avoid intellectual stagnation by doing something new. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your busy schedule is taking its toll. Set aside time to rest. Things that have been hidden will come to the surface. A close relative expresses affection. You have a great chance to win over a child. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Digging into your past makes the present more meaningful. Your superior education gets you out of a tight spot. Adversaries come to respect you. Your latest accomplishment is the center of conversation. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). Change is enticing. Learning to accept praise is essential for social acceptance. Rely on your memory to move action forward. A surprise awaits you at the end of a long trip. A friendship is approaching romance. have made a conquest in the least likely place. An ex-spouse or business partner becomes demanding. Time spent with older folks is golden. Straighten out a misunderstanding with a family member before it's too late. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Money problems seem to solve themselves. Recognition among your friends is in store for you. What you thought was just a crush turns into a passionate love affair. This evening, consider a change of career. Virgo (Aug. 23 Sept. 22). Your family wants you at home. They're well-intentioned but in the way. Make allowances for difficult personalities. You have been keeping up appearances well but at the cost of your Inner peace. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A brief excursion turns up new possibilities. Discuss your troubles with a close friend. A relative wants to visit. A meeting with the ex is less traumatic than you thought. A new job turns out to be rewarding. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Talk and joke about relationship problems to open communication. Avoid mak I Today's birthdays: Jazz musician Dave Brubeck is 77. Singer Len Barry is 55. Talk show host Wll Shriner is 44. Rock musician Peter Buck (R.E.M.) is 41. Actress Janine Turner is 35. If today Is your birthday: Your family's support and the help of close friends lead you to success this year. Let others help you. In January, a romance is put to the test and comes Out with flying colors. : Aries (March 21-Aprll 19). A quiet evening at home is all you need to relax. Too much emphasis on the distant future endangers your enjoyment of the present. Make time for family reunions. Taurus (April 20-May 20). Resolve to put more spice in your life. A job change that includes travel would make you happy. Talk it over with a person presently in that profession. Play the lottery today. ' '. Gemini (May 21-June 21). Present an old idea in new words. Surprise a loved one with a phone call. A chance meeting seems to revive the past. Plan to achieve independence. You need to test your own strength. ". Cancer (June 22-July 22). You 1 IMVJr mm lib. s.jj tT S Sheinwold's bridge by FRANK STEWART .'South dealer ;N-S vulnerable NORTH 485 PJ743 OAQ7642 6 WEST J9642 10 KJ83 EAST K107 PQ108 OJ953 Q97 t. 1 h. 1 My topic this week, choosing which suit to establish, doesn't seem to apply in today's deal: the long diamonds may not need establishing; and if they do, South may not be able to reach them. That's evidently what the actual South thought. He took the ace of spades and promptly led the king and a low diamond. When West discarded, South groaned, took the A-Q and led another diamond. East won and led a spade. South won and cashed the top hearts, hoping to drop the queen, but the ace of clubs was his last trick. Down one. EIGHT TRICKS South starts with eight tricks and will take at least 11 if diamonds break 3-2. If they break badly, South has a chance for a ninth trick in hearts. First things first. Since dummy's entry to a long heart lies in diamonds, South must first lead the A-K and a low heart. When hearts break 3-3, he wins the spade return and cashes the top diamonds and the last heart. If South has no luck in hearts, he still has time to try the diamonds. DAILY QUESTION YOU HOLD: A Q 3 ?A K 5 OK 8 A 10 5 4 2. You open one club, your partner bids one spade, you jump to 2NT and he next bids three hearts. The opponents pass. What do you say? ANSWER: Partner surely has five spades; he has at least four hearts, and with four of each major, he'd first bid one heart. Jump to four spades, promising strong three-card support and a maximum hand. If partner is interested in slam, this bid will encourage him. RICK KIRKMAN AND JERRY SCOTT M' i i 1 A :frmW- SOUTH AQ3 VAK5 OK8 A10542 South Weit North 1 Pass 10 2 NT Pass 30 ; 3 NT All Pass Opening lead 4 Eait Pass BABY BLUES TflKC THC UUHOLC fflflll W Ofl fl) flfTlflZinG TRIP IOTP (HRIlTmm' PfltT! I if Yd) 'C - J V AoItW ?AD MC THE OHt ABiOf TH6 UTtie 61ft, WHO GOB 17 iHjijf PoYoOvaJM" l MA Celebrate the holiday's with a trip back in lime. . . 100 vears ago to an old-fashioned Christmas Milage: complete with a holiday light show, historic homes, antique fire engines, hay wagons, train rides, big bands, carolers and strolling minstrels. December 5th, 6th and 7th or, Dec. l.'lh, 13th and 1 -4th Open $ pin till 10 pin each evening. 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