The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 5, 1997 · Page 64
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Advertisement Princess Diana Honored on Postage Just Days Before Her Tragic Death Limited Edition is lasting tribute Owings Mills, MD — Just days before Princess Diana's impossibly tragic death, a set of nine Limited Edition postage stamps was issued to commemorate her charitable acts and contributions to humanity. Just a fraction of the issue remains unsold. "Our phones have been ringing off the hook," stated John Van Emden of the International Collectors Society, the exclusive worldwide distributor of the stamps. "Princess Diana touched the hearts of all of us with a warmth and closeness to the people that is not usually associated with Royalty, It's clear from all the calls we're handling that the entire world is overwhelmed with grief at this horrific loss." Experts are already predicting that this Princess Diana issue will be the most sought after collectible stamp of all time. The nine picture The Princess in the famous gowns she recently donated to a charitable auction held at Christie's in New York City, U-S.A. "Princess Dim was without a doubt the and most photographed to the "Queen of People's Hearts" woman in the world," added Van Emden. "Three quarters of a billion people in 74 countries watched the Royal Wedding, When you realize that these stamps are a Limited Edition of just thousands worldwide, you can see the irresistible appeal that they have to collectors. In fact, we're nearly sold out." Each of the nine colorful stamps in the set is four times the size of a regular U.S. stamp. They're legal for postage in the Togolaise Republic and are recognized by every postal authority around the world. If you want to order the collection, you must act quickly, The stamps are available for. a short time while supplies last at their original issue price of $9.95 (plus $3 p&h) for the complete set of nine different stamps. You'll also receive a Certificate of Authenticity. The most you can buy is six sets. Send your check or money order to ICS, 3600 Crondjll Lane, Suite 100DGDN, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Credit card holders may call toll free 1-800-497-5023 or 1.800-506-0070 or 1-800-648-2488. WORKPLACE More boomers are jumping out of the corporate frying pan into jobs as chefs. BY CAROLINE JEFFS A FTER 18 YEARS of banking and business suits, Ellen Baltzer was abruptly downsized, an event she calls "the best thing to ever happen to roe." Now Baltzer, 44, above, dons an apron each day as head of Ellen's Delectable Delights, a Chicago-based catering company specializing in home-cooked meals for busy families. Baltzer has joined the growing ranks of people who have turned to cooking for a new career. At her alma mater, the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, 75 percent of students jumped from other careers to study cooking. At New York's Culinary Institute of America, more than half the students changed careers or studies to focus on culinary arts, says Doug Zander, dean of enrollment planning. As busy lifestyles drive Americans into restaurants an average of 4.1 times a week, the demand for someone else to dp the cooking is growing. The number of restaurant chefs and cooks is expected to grow by 48 percent by 2005. At the Culinary Institute of America, seven 34 jobs are available for every graduate, Zander says. "They all get jobs." "People used to dine out just for special occasions," says Caitlin Storhaug, of the National Restaurant Association. "Now it's a way to feed the kids before soccer practice or to hold a business meeting." Forty-four percent of today's American food dollar goes toward dining out, compared with 25 percent in 1955. But for many, a career in cooking is based on emotion; the booming job possibilities are just gravy. "We talk a lot about a passion for food," says Ray Wells, director of career services at the Culinary Institute. "Many students have always loved to cook and have finally decided to do something with it." That love is what inspired Baltzer. "I wanted to do something creative." It isn't easy. The hours are long and Baltzer left the security of a $40,000-a-year job for one that pays $12 an hour — when she's working. Still, she says, "I'd rather work these long hours for myself than for someone else." la

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