Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 25, 2002 · Page 7
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(Emscitc ET CETERA Friday, October 25, 2002 — Page 7. Gates funding global AIDS awareness concert Performances will air Dec. 1 on MTV By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Sean "P. Diddy^ Combs and Microsoft mogul Bill Gates have more than cash in common—the unlikely duo are .pairing up in the fight against AIDS. Combs and Alicia Keys, along with several South African artists, are scheduled to perform at MTV's HIV/AIDS Awareness Concert in Cape Town on Nov. 23. It's scheduled to air on MTV globally as a 90-minute special for World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. Funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the concert is intended to help fight the stigma and discrimination that can surround the illness. Organizers say they hope that the message of prevention will help young people make informed decisions. A similar concert is scheduled for Nov. 7 in Seattle, with performances by Michelle Branch, Dave Matthews and Missy Elliott. LONDON — George Harrison will be honored at a film ceremony next week for his work as a producer of independent movies. The late Beatles guitarist, who died People last year at 58, financed a string of low-budget hits. His contribution to the nation's movie industry will be remembered with a lifetime achievement award at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Oct. 30, officials said Thursday. Movies financed by his company, Handmade Films, include "Life of Brian," "Time Bandits" and "With- nail and I." This year's nominees for best British independent film are "Bend It Like Beckham," "Bloody Sunday," "The Lawless Heart," "Morvern Callar" and "Sweet Sixteen." NEW YORK — Latin pop singer Marc Anthony and his wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, are back together, three months after they announced their separation. Anthony, 34, and Torres, 28, plan to renew their wedding vows in December in Puerto Rico, where his parents are from, People magazine reported in its Nov. 4 issue. The couple married in May 2000. They have a 1-year-old son, Cristian. RALEIGH, N.C. — Legislation to renumber a state road N.C. 3 in honor of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt has been signed into law. "Today, we want to show Dale's family, his fans and his friends that North Carolina remembers and cares," Gov. Mike Easley said during a signing ceremony Wednesday attended by widow Teresa Earnhardt and various officials in the state Capitol. "We want to say thank you for everything that you gave to us and show our sincere appreciation in this lasting tribute." The 28-mile stretch of road in Iredell and Cabarrus counties is N.C. 136, but that number would be swapped with the N.C. 3 now in Currituck County. Earnhardt, who died in a wreck on the last lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001, drove a No. 3 Chevrolet. He lived in Cabarrus County and ran his business enterprises in Iredell County SEAN "P. DIDDY" COMBS . One of many performers . Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren Today in History By The Associated Press DEAR ABBY: Of course, you make your living giving your know-everything advice to needy deficients, but that does not excuse patronizing error. You were wrong in telling "A Survivor in Florida"—who was raped by her stepfather when she was 11 — to harpoon her elderly, sick mother who didn't protect her, in order to exorcise what she should have resolved for herself, with psychiatric aid if necessary. Better for her to have said to her mother, "I love you," than rehash her childhood sexual abuse. What do you know about what a woman has to do to maintain support for five children, and then, to justify her errors to herself? (And live with them.) Furthermore, do you have any assurance that harpooning the sick, elderly mother with the writer's ideas of "the truth" would result in "exorcising" for either parly? You have more responsibility to folk than that, even if that is "what you are there for." — ANGRY IN PORTLAND, ORE. DEAR ANGRY: The people who write to me are not "deficient." They are people less hostile than you, who have problems they would like an outside opinion in dealing with. The elderly mother in this case sacrificed her 11-year-old daughter in order to continue to live with the monster she had married and who had raped her little girl! That mother has lived her entire adult life in blissful denial while the victim had to carry not only the burden of the crime that was committed against her, but the accusation that she had been "trying to steal her mother's husband." I feel it is more important that "Survivor" live out her remaining years with her head up and the truth off her chest than for her mother to die with the big lie unchallenged. Sex with an 11-year-old is RAPE. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I, too, was raped by my stepfather when I was 7. For years it haunted me, and I turned to alcohol and drugs at 13. Finally, at 15, my mother and I had a big fight and I told her what happened. It was a huge relief for me even though the statute of limitations had run out. "Survivor" should tell her mom before it's too late. If the woman refuses to believe her, then God will help her see the "real him" when the time comes. — RELIEVED IN S.C. DEAR RELIEVED: I hope so. DearAbby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAb- by.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Un iversa I Press Syndica te Today is Friday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2002. There are 67 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: Forty years ago, on Oct. 25, 1962, U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson demanded before the UN Security Council that Soviet delegate Valerian A. Zorin confirm or deny the existence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba, saying he was "prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over." Stevenson then presented reconnaissance photos of the bases to the council. On this date: In 1400, author Geoffrey Chaucer died in London. In 1760, Britain's King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II. In 1918, the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia foundered off the coast of Alaska; nearly 400 people perished. In 1929, former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall was convicted of accepting a $100,000 bribe in connection with the Elk Hills Naval Oil Reserve in California. In 1962, American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. In 1971, the UN General Assembly voted to admit mainland China and expel Taiwan. In 1983, a U.S.-led force invaded Grenada at the order of President Reagan, who said the action was needed to protect U.S. citizens there. In 1999, golfer Payne Stewart and five others were killed when their Learjet flew uncontrolled for four hours before crashing in South Dakota; Stewart was 42. Ten years ago: Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, explaining why he had abandoned his White House bid in July, publicly accused die Republican Party of plotting to disrupt his business operations and his daughter's wedding. Five years ago: Hundreds of thousands of black women joined the Million Woman March in Philadelphia. The Cleveland Indians avoided elimination in the World Series by defeating the Florida Marlins, 4-1, in game six. One year ago: A day after the House signed on, the Senate sent President Bush a package of anti-terror measures giving police sweeping new powers to search people's homes and business records secretly and to eavesdrop on telephone and computer conversations. Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Chubby Jackson is 84. Former American League president Dr. Bobby Brown is 78. Actress Marion Ross is 74. Singer Helen Reddy is 61. Actor Brian Kerwin is 53. Rock musician Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 40. Singer Speech is 34. Actor Adam Goldberg is 32. ROUKI'S • Restaurant & Deli / 8> =• *v> 1 We're "Crazy" Eight .Come Celebrate! " " 'Crazy Specials ALL Week Long Mon., Oct. 28 - FrL, Nov. 1 Catering By p «* st CAKE Phila. St. Indiana ffcn 724-465-7200 VII November 1 st <e to, "*ia •:*«•. 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