Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 14, 1990 · Page 24
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 24

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Friday, September 14, 1990
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day, September 16, 2003 ET CETERA Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2003. There are 106 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: Fifty years ago, on Sept. 16, 1953, "The Robe," the first movie filmed in the widescreen process CinemaScope, had its world premiere at the Roxy Theater in New York. On this date: .In 1638, France's King Louis the XTV was born. In 1810, Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule. In 1893, hundreds of thousands of settlers swarmed onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the "Cherokee Strip." In 1919, the American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress. In 1940, President Roosevelt signed into law the Selective Training and Service Act, which set up the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history. In 1940, Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1863, the science-fiction anthology series "The Outer Limits" premiered on ABC television. In 1974, President Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders. In 1977, Maria Callas, the American-born prima donna famed for her lyric soprano and fiery temperament, died in Paris at age 53. In 1982, the massacre of hundreds of. Palestinian men, women and children by Lebanese Christian militiamen began in west Beirut's Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps. Ten years ago: A judge in Berlin convicted three elderly former Communist leaders in the shooting deaths of East Germans who had tried to scale the Berlin Wall. Five years ago: In his first news conference since the release of Kenneth Starr's graphic report, President Clinton said he'd told "the essential truth" about his affair with Monica Lewinsky; as for whether, he might resign, Clinton responded that Americans "want me to go on." House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, responding to a report in an Internet publication, Salon Magazine, admitted to "indiscretions" with a woman in the 1960s at a time when both were married. One year ago: U.N. Secretary- General Kofi Annan announced that Iraq had unconditionally accepted the return of U.N. weapons inspectors. Today's Birthdays: Actress Janis Paige is 81. Actress Lauren Bacall is 79. Blues singer B.B. King is 78. Clergyman-author Rev. Robert H. Schuller is 77. Actor Peter Falk is 76. Actress Linda Miller is 61. Rhythm and blues singer Betty, Kelly (Martha & the Vandellas) is 59. Musician Kenny Jones (Small Faces; Faces; The Who) is 55. Actress Susan Ruttan is 55. Actor Ed Begleyjr. is 54. Country singer David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 53. Country singer-songwriter Phil Lee is 52. Rock musician Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 51! Jazz musician Earl Klugh is 50. Singer Frank Reed (The Chi- lites) is 49. TV personality Mark McEwen is 49. Actor Mickey Rourke is 47. Magician David Copperfield is 47. Country singer-songwriter Terry McBride' is 45. Actress Jayne Brook is 41. Singer Richard Marx is 40. Comedian Molly Shannon is 39. Singer Marc Anthony is 34. Singer Musiq is 26. Actress Alexis Bledel is 22. Actress Madeline Zima is 18. Actress Kyla Pratt is 17. Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of a 15-year-old girl who is in ninth grade. She has been chatting with a man on the Internet for the last 10 months. He said he was a teenager. However, we have recently learned that he is 30-plus, married, and the father, of a 4-year-old child. He says he is going to divorce his wife and marry my daughter. We have tried to make her understand that this relationship won't work. She insists they are both waiting for her to turn 18 so they can be married. My husband and I are devastated. Can you please make her understand the pros and cons? I'm begging .with tears in my eyes. She won't listen to us. — BROKENHEARTED MOM IN VIRGINIA DEAR BROKENHEARTED: Pick up the phone and inform the police that your underage daughter is being stalked by an Internet predator. He belongs in jail. And they can help to ensure that he winds up there. Pronto. DEAR ABBY: I am 20 and used to be an outgoing, smart and attractive female. I planned to attend college, but I put it off because of a light money situation at home. After I turned 18, I began to have what I think are panic attacks. 1 don't sleep well and wake up during the night sweating and shaking. I'm nervous around people, short-tempered, can't make decisions, and I'm paranoid. A few months ago, 1 told my mother that I think I need to see a doctor. She acted concerned, but never mentioned it again. I am getting worse every day. Some days I wish I would die. I know this isn't normal. What can I do? Whom do I sec? — BARELY HERE IN INDIANA DEAR BARELY HERE: Your mother may have assumed that since you didn't mention it again that .you were feeling better. It's time to pick up a phone and schedule a consultation with your doctor. You need a thorough physical examination and a psychological assessment. Please don't wait?' ' "•- --' ,.-..If you are not employed,or dd not have health insurance, you may qualify for Medicaid. Contact your state or county medical assistance office to see if you meet the eligibility requirements. DEAR ABBY: My 85-year-old husband is a cash cow for charities. For years, he has given away all of his Social Security money to charitable causes. He says, "If I don't give, who will?" He says we "don't really need" the money. Abby, he gives away more than $15,000 a year! I am 80. My blood pressure is " going through the roof. We live on a fixed income, but he thinks since it's "his" money, he can give it away as he sees fit. He seems to be on everyone's list. He spreads the letters out in a semicircle around his chair every day and sends them all $50 checks! Help! — GOING BROKE IN MARYLAND DEAR G.B.: Talk to an accountant or a trusted lawyer and explain what's going on. Perhaps if he hears it from a professional, your .husband will be more receptive to the message. If that fails, he may need a conservator. Also, your wills can be written so that whatever is left in your estate after you are both gone will be left to charities. Drar-Abfcy is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear- or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Universal Press Syndicate ENROLL NOW FOR FALL HAIR DESIGNING AND NAIL ARTISTRY CLASSES ALSO: Cosmetology Teacher Classes Saturday Classes Financial Aid Available Placement Assistance Available Call For Free Brochure unxy Beauty School 222 N. Findtey St., PunxiutMwwr, f 1-800-848-HA1R (4247) Bicentennial Yesterdays Sept. 16 -.'• •;. 1903 .' ;••.; ', -. A number, of Indiana businessmen met to organize 'the Indiana Lumber and Supply Co., which was capitalized at $10,000, .-would • handle builders' supplies and do a , general lumber business. - John A. Scott was elected president, J- A. Grossman, secretary, and D. W. Simpson, • treasurer. 1953 A "recognition strike" at the Brookville Glove Co.'s Indiana plant failed to halt the glove producing firm's operations. The strike was called by Unit, ed~ Construction Workers of me United Mine Work'ers of America. A sufficient number of wbrjkers remained on the job to permit the plant to continue its operations. 1978 An open house was to be conducted at the local US Army . Reserve Center on Route 119 during Operation Catch-Up, a recruiting campaign for the 458 th Engineer Battalion. .; •'.' •• 1993. ,• -,p/rie man was left dead,;ohe in Allegheny General Hospital and at least 13 people homeless following two early morning fires within two. blocks of each other in downtown Biairsvilie. The first alarm sent Biairsvilie volunteers to the Runzo Building. . While battling the first blaze, the firefighters saw smoke coming from the Walker Building, the site of-the second fire. 1998 , . Painting a shed or waxing a van may not seem like a great alternative to a day on the job, but 97, v area residents thought it could be worthwhile. With the cooperation of their employers, they were to take time off to help at one of the member agencies of the United Way of Indiana County. It's part of the United Way's Day of Caring; which links volunteers from area businesses to member agencies of the United Way. — Jennifer Grim Liu practices martial arts People By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Lucy Liu practices kali-eskrima-silat, a martial art involving sticks and knives. And while she's shown off her skills in the "Charlie's Angels" movies and "Shanghai Noon," she's never had to use them to defend herself in real life. "Thank God, no, but it has made me more aggressive," the 5-foot-3-inch actress told Jane magazine for its October issue. "if somebody is confrontation : al or rude, it makes me more .confident. It's like, 'No, you don't treat somebody that way.' It gives you an inner strength And that's what martial arts should be; it should come from inside." After seeing Liu in action, Quentin Tarantino wrote a character for her in his upcoming martial-arts film, the two-part "Kill Bill." "Quentin has an incredible knowledge of cinema," the 34: year-old actress said. "And to have somebody like that come up to you and tell you, 'Hjey,;j wrote this role for you. What db you think?' It makes you feel like you've done something righ$." $ "Kill Bill Vol. 1," starring .'Unia Thurman and David Carradine, opens Oct. 10. The second half is scheduled for release in February. •;*' NEW YORK — Katie Holmes isn't the little girl from "Dawson's Creek" anymore. The 24-year-old actress, whip stars as a troubled, tattooed Ne^r Yorker in the upcoming ^film "Pieces of April," has grown up and acquired some sophisticated tastes. •' |. "Nothing beats a great pair of Prada heels and an expensive bottle of pinot grigio. They really set. the mood. ; "The shoes are sexy and .wine loosens people up — not that I'm endorsing alcohol! Throw in ja Gary Grant movie and you're good to go." ; :"y Can We Help? We want you to get the most from your newspaper subscription. 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