The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 28, 1997 · Page 53
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 53

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, September 28, 1997
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-I- Wftk PROMISE KEEPERS A million more men descend upon Washington? Next Saturday, thousands of Christian men known as the Promise Keepers will converge on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for a day of worshipping God and pledging to become better husbands and dads. Originally planned in '95, Stand in the Gap: Sacred Assem- POP CULTURE & TRENDS Thousands of men will congregate In Washington for a day of prayer Oct. 4, bly of Men was postponed because of its similarity to the Nation of Islam's Million Man March and the hubbub of the '96 elections. Founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, the nonprofit group says it is not a political or partisan organization. That hasn't stopped the National Organization of Women from criticizing the group, claiming it is promoting conservative Christian causes. Others object to the group's exclusion of women. But McCartney's flock continues to grow. Last year, more than 1.1 million men attended 22 Promise Keepers rallies. Says McCartney: "We're asking men to take responsibility for the moral decline of this country." Men nationwide are gearing up for the D.C. rally. Chuck Hanson is bicycling from Long Beach, Calif. FBI agent Mike Lee and 98 other men from Dallas plan to sleep in a school gymnasium when they arrive; the city's 90,000 hotel rooms already are booked. LIFE AFTER COLLEGE Best places to settle in What's the best city for young professionals to begin life in "the real world"? We asked Sandra Gurvis, author of the new 30 Great Cities to Start Out in: The Best Places to Live in Your 20s and 30s (MACMILUAN PUBLISHING). The criteria: popularity among X-ers — measured using Census data and interviews with young locals; entertainment options; and job opportunities. The sites are as diverse as her audience, from New York and San Francisco to Louisville and Salt Lake City (see chart). "[Young adults] want choices," says Gurvis, 46, "but different people want different things." Her book details each city's job scene, racial demographics, cost of living, dating opportunities — even local lingo. Though she doesn't rank the cities, Gurvis' personal favorite is Charlotte, N.C., "a great place to work and live. Everything is new and clean, the people are friendly, there are lots of jobs and the climate is nice." She calls Albuquerque, N.M., a "nerd haven" (the city produces 9.2 percent of the world's silicon chips). D.C. "has it all: power, money, lots of youthful ambition, hormone-drive and otherwise." Nashville's billing: "LA. without the smoke, crime and endemic weirdness." E3 By Cesar a Soriano 30 cities (MtrMM): Albuquerque, N.M. Atlanta Boston Charleston, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Chicago Cleveland Denver Houston Kansas City, Mo, Los Angeles Louisville Milwaukee Minneapolis/Si Paul Nashville New Orleans New York City Orlando, Fla. Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Ore. Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Toronto Vancouver Washington, D.C. The Family Channel Entertainment Guide BOOK BOOK The Kids'College Almanac: A First Look At College By Gloria Houston Illustrated by Susan Condie lamb HarperTrophy Paperback Ages 6 to 9 Suggested retail price $5.95 Perfect back-to-school reading. This paperback tells the story of the author's great-aunt in her one-room mountain schoolhouse. Arizona grew from a girl with a passion for learning into a woman who filled her school with love and high expectations. She inspired generations of children to dream great dreams. Lyrical prose and colorful illustrations make this & heartwarming tribute to an unforgettable teacher. By Barbara C. Greenfield aiul Robert A. Weinstein Gerson Publishing Ages 10 and up Suggested reiaUprice $16.91 A wonderful resource for launching children on a lifetime of learning. This unique paperback gives youngsters of middle-school age and beyond an opportunity to think ahead about college and careers. It's full of detailed, easy- to-read information for students of all interests and abilities. It not only encourages youngsters to dream big dreams, it also offers practical advice for making those dreams come true. Your Assurance of Positive Family Entertainment Question* or comment*? CalM-800411-5390 or VWtourWttnHeit Dance, Dance, Dance Across America MarkBiclmith Building Block Entertainment Ases3to8 Suggested retail pnceprice: cassette $9.95. CD $14.95 Are your preschoolers turning into couch potatoes? Give your TV a rest, and put on this irresistibly kinetic pop CD. It will have your little ones shaking a leg - not to mention arm, head and everything else-in no time. Familiar dances (like a jazzy "Hokey Pokey") and brand-new moves (like the comical "Barnyard Twist") keep your tots both amused and aerobidzed. I Can Be A Dinosaur Finder Cloud 9 Interactive Ages 6 to 10 Window! and Macintosh \Suggestedretail price $34.95 Help Dr. Rock Hound complete his museum exhibit with one more elusive dinosaur. Join the Wanna Be team of Rufus the Dog, Katie the Chameleon and Addie the Kanagaroo. Gather clues, solve puzzles and play games that teach you all about the "thunder lizards" that once roamed the earth. Had enough digging? Design and color your own creatures. Then listen to some funky music from a dino-ensemble. Marriedl) AStranger

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