Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 24, 1988 · Page 6
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, March 24, 1988
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Page 6 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, March 24, 1988 People Logansport DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA — Daughters of America, Logan Council 39, will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in 17th Street Hall. Bingo will be played. * * * PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB — The Photography Club will have its first meeting at 7:30 p.m. today in the music room in the Logansport/Cass County Public Library. For more information, call Jim Bishop, 753-3998. * * * AAUW — The Logansport branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McHale Room. The guest speaker is Mary Lou James, curator of the Miami County Historical Society. PWP DANCE — The Loganland Parents Without Partners will hold its March dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the American Legion Hall with the music of Leather and Lace. All single parents are welcome. Spuds Is Really Elaine This unhappy tale will probably be exploited on 'Geraldo' Retirees' Group Surveys Local Pharmacy Services Senior citizens now have the opportunity to do price comparisons before purchasing needed medicine. "Getting the Most for Your Money, a Survey of Local Pharmacy Services and Drug Prices" is the title of a booklet being distributed locally by the Cass County Area Retired Teachers Assocation, and published by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Seven Logansport pharmacies were surveyed by the teachers' association and five responded. The pharmacies were asked what prices they charged for 10 drugs and their generic equivalents that are commonly used by senior citizens. The pharmacies also were asked to list any special services offered. A comparison chart of the prices and services is printed in the centerfold of the booklet, which is available at all senior citizens' agencies. Other topics, such as "Saving Money with Generic Drugs," "Shopping for Pharmacy Services" and "Getting the Most from Your Pharmacy." For more information or to get a copy of the booklet, call the teachers' association president Leonard Whiting at 735-3228. Word has leaked out that Spuds McKenzie, the controversial party animal dog of the beer commercials, is actually a female. I was astounded by this information. I also wonder if this revelation will make more heated the charge that Spuds commercials are encouraging young people to drink. Likely, it will make those opposed to the commercials even more anxious to have them removed from television. People who are in this movement support Pat Robertson for president, wear knee-length black socks with their Bermuda shorts, eat a lot of prunes and are against most everything. The fact that we have a female dog here portraying a male will no doubt further flare the nostrils of the pious. So intrigued was I by the situation, I phoned Hollywood and talked to Spuds' agent to obtain background information on the controversial star. I was told Spuds' parents, Bowser and Fifi, also had been in Lewis Grizzard show business, having played opposite Ed McMahon in several Alpo commercials. "And Spuds' real name?" I asked. "Elaine," the agent answered. "After a great aunt who once appeared with Bullet (the wonder dog) in a Roy Rogers movie." "How did Spuds (Elaine) break into show business?" I continued. "She was a very precocious pup," the agent explained. "At a very early age, she was fetching sticks, rolling over, and playing dead for humans who rewarded her with stomach scratches and morsels of food. "Soon, however, she tired of this and headed for Hollywood. She got lucky and met Rin Tin Tin at an alley cat-chasing and Rinty introduced her around. "She broke in as one of the dogs Clint Eastwod spit on in 'The Outlaw Josie Wales.'" "And after that?" "She had a part in the off- Broadway version of 'Lady and the Tramp,' and was hired to howl at the moon in various horror flicks." "How did the beer thing come about?" "She got that part because she knew how to cha-cha with those bimbos on the beach." "And a crucial question here," Learn First Aid Several first aid classes are being offered in the area through Tribal Trails Girl Scout Council. All the classes last four hours for the first session. Anyone who needs to be recertified need attend only the first session. The participants at the first class will determine when to complete their second four-hour session. The fee is $10 for materials. All participants must pre-register. The sites and dates for training: •Miami County — a CPR class will be held April 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. Call (317) 473-4461 to register. •Cass County — a first aid class will be held April 4 and 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. Call 722-44464 to register. •Fulton County — a first aid class will be held April 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rochester Civic Center. Bring a scak lunch. Call 223-4362 to register. •Pulaski County — a first aid class will be held April 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the county courthouse. Bring a sack lunch. Call 595-7934 to register. Machine Tells Customers If Hairstyle Works FAIRV1EW HEIGHTS, 111. (AP) — Kim Seppi of Belleville knows just what she looks like with Linda Evans' hair. But she didn't have to change her style to find out — thanks to a new piece of equipment at Casablanca Hair and Skin Care Center. The video imaging machine lets you see how a hair style in a photograph will look on your head. Find the style you like in a magazine and it can be yours in a matter of minutes. The machine uses two video cameras and a special effects generator to superimpose the two images. One camera focuses on the photograph, another focuses on the client. The stylist adjusts the cameras to align the two faces, then refines brightness and tones. Magically, your face appears on the TV monitor with the new hair style. Or a new hair color. "We will bring up six different styles on our video monitor and at the same time explain to (customers) what's do-able and what's not," said Sharon Langenberg, who owns the salon with her husband, Bill. The charge for the service is $20. "We encourage clients to bring in their own pictures or they can use ours," she said. Seppi, who has curly, layered, dark ash-blond hair, spent a recent lunch hour trying on new hairstyles. She laughed when Linda Evans' long page boy appeared on her head. "I'm not quite a Carrington," she said, referring to the character Evans plays on the television series "Dynasty." "It makes my face a little too long." A minute later, she wore Elizabeth Taylor's short, dark coif. Then a wispy, layered style that belonged to actress Donna Mills. Seppi's goal was to find a style a bit different from the one she wore, but the drastic changes were fun, too. "I need a new cut for summer," she said. "It'll help me decide on a style that's right for me." Langenberg said Seppi's thick hair could be styled in a number of ways. But some types of hair don't have that versatility. "Just because we can make a picture doesn't mean we can ever do that," she said. If you have thin, fine hair, no matter how good you look beneath Farrah Fawcett's thick layered locks, it's just not going to happen. But you can still have some fun." FBI Refurbishes Post-Hoover Image The FBI is restoring the shine to its image as it renews its war on mobsters, drug dealers, white-collar criminals, spies and general big-time bad guys of all descriptions. In the 1960s and '70s, according to an article in the current issue of Cosmopolitan, that image was tarnished by bureau activities such as illegal wiretaps and break-ins. Under director J. Edgar Hoover, it harassed antiwar protesters, civil-rights activists, journalists — anyone the bureau deemed sympathetic to the New Left. In the 15 years since Hoover's death, the FBI has instituted major changes of attitude. Gone is the policy of bending the law to enforce it. Gone, too, is the notion that statistics — numbers of two-bit arrests and stolen cars recovered — equal success. The bureau entered the high- tech age, using computers and modern scientific techniques to catalog masses of information, track ongoing operations and minutely analyze evidence — everything from blood samples, body fluids, hair and fibers to poisons, firearms and marks on walls. As the national repository for fingerprints, the FBI Identification Division processes 30,000 requests a day and was responsible for the conviction of more than 3,000 suspects in 1985 alone. The most significant change in the FBI is in who the G-men are going after these days. The FBI, with a budget exceeding $1.27 billion, has a current force of some 9,100 special agents operating nationwide from 59 field offices and more than 400 resident agencies plus 13 foreign liaison sections. Today's Special Agents include more than 730 women. Before 1972 there were none. For Your Easter Parade (Does not include I'eggs' brands Lonoon FOC a a COAT SALE ALL COATS & JACKETS NOW STYLE SHOP, Inc. Logansport & Peru's Most Exciting Style Shops 326 E. Broadway, Logansport 7 Broadway Plaza, Peru I went on, "does Elaine (Spuds) think she is promoting alcohol consumption?" "Of course not," said the agent. "She is simply an actress doing a job. She rarely drinks herself except for an occasional bowl of white wine or perhaps a rum-soaked dog biscuit." "And this thing with Rin Tin Tin. Was it serious?" "It could have been, but Lassie kept sticking her nose into the relationship." "Lassie was after Rinty?" I asked. "No," said the agent, "Elaine." "You mean Lassie was..." "Gay. Everybody in Hollywood knew about it except for Timmy and Gramps. It would have broken their hearts." So now even more ammunition for the righteous to use against the Spuds McKenzie campaign — a female dog portraying a male, mixed with alcohol, and canine homosexuality. 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