Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2002 · Page 9
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ET CETERA Sunday, October 27, 2002 — A-9 ByAbigaHVan Buren DEAR ABBY: My husband, "George," and I have been married 36 years. During that time I have disagreed with some of the choices he's made, but his latest escapade tops them all.' A year ago, George expressed a desire to rekindle a friendship with a woman he'd had a crush on in high school. (I'll call her Kate.) Kate said she wondered what had happened to some of their old classmates, so George suggested they attend their 40th class reunion together. I didn't care to go, so I agreed it might be fun for them to see the old gang. Since then, the three of us have enjoyed dinners and movies. They're now planning a seven-day Caribbean cruise together and say they want to share a room to save money. I was invited, but I don't plan logo. George insists there is no sexual attraction — but I'm becoming uncomfortable and annoyed with the situation. The chosen few to whom he's confided his vacation plans say I'm crazy for allowing tilings to escalate this far. I'm beginning to agree. My husband recently had a heart attack and takes numerous medications. I have stuck by his side all these years while he was in and out of the hospital with various ailments. I don't understand why he now wants to spend so much time with a friend, while neglecting a faithful wife. As 1 sit typing this letter, George has gone for yet another one of their "friendship visits." Abby, what's wrong with this picture? We're the talk of the neighborhood. Any suggestions? — DESERTED WIFE IN MISSOURI DEAR DESERTED: Yes! Spouses should be playmates as well as helpmates. If you haven't already realized it, you're playing with dynamite. Reorganize your priorities im- mediately, and stop enabling your husband to spend so much time alone with his old high school crush. Kate reminds your husband of the time when he was young and healthy. After his heart attack, he is living life to the fullest — however, he should be living it with you. Since your husband has told you you are welcome to be with them, make it your business to go on the cruise. You, not Kate, should be the one sharing his stateroom. DEAR ABBY>I am a 12-year-old girl. Lately I've been thinking about famous people and the impact they have on the lives of children and teenagers. If some rock star gets caught smoking marijuana or an athlete takes steroids, I know kids my age who would go straight out and try it. These singers, athletes, actors and musicians don't realize how powerful their influence is. You can't rationalize behavior by saying, "Oh, they should have known better." Hello? I don't think so. To all of the famous people out here, whether you realize it or not, you are role models for us kids and young adults all across the nation. So PLEASE, before you do something dangerous, stupid or illegal — think about the impact it will have on your fans. — A MINOR WHO KNOWS, HAWTHORNE, NJ. DEAR MINOR: For one so young, you have a good head on your shoulders. I agree that when someone enters public life, setting a good example is a small price to pay for fame and fortune. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Universal Press Syndicate Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2002. There are 65 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On Oct. 27, 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for ratification of the United States Constitution, was published in a New York newspaper. On this date: In 1858, the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was born in New York City. In 1880, Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee. In 1904, the first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened in New York City. In 1914, author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales. In 1922, the first annual celebration of Navy Day took place. In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon." In 1947, "You Bet Your Life," starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC Radio. (It later became a television show on NBC.) In 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, titled "Disneyland" after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC. In 1967, Expo '67 closed in Montreal, Canada. In 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord. Ten years ago: The government reported that the U.S. gross domestic product grew at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of 2.7 percent in the third quarter of 1992. Friends of Queen Elizabeth II staged an elabo- rate celebration for the 40th anniversary of her ascension to the British throne. Five years ago: The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down for the first time since the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan. Authorities in Chautauqua County, N.Y., said Nushawn Williams, an HIV-positive man who would trade drugs for sex with young women and teens, had infected a number of them with the AIDS virus. (Williams is currently serving a prison sentence in upstate New York.) One year ago: In Washington, the search for deadly anthrax widened to thousands of businesses and 30 mail distribution centers. The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees in game one of the World Series, 9-1. Today's Birthdays: Actress Teresa Wright is 84. Actress Nanette Fabray is 82. Baseball Hall-of-Famer and sportscaster Ralph Kiner is 80. Actress Ruby Dee is 78. Former Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher is 77. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 63. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 60. Actress Carrie Snodgress is 56. Country singer-musician Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 53. Rock musician Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 53. Author Fran Lebowitz is 52. Actress and TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 51. Actor-director Roberto Benigni is 50. Actor Peter Firth is 49. Actor Robert Picardo is 49. Singer Simon Le Bon is 44. Rock singer Scott Weifand (Stone Temple Pilots) is 35. Actor Sean Holland is 34. Actress Sheeri Rappaport is 25. Actress- singer Kelly Osboume is 18. Garfunkel still trying to break from past By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Art Garfunkel freely admits that Paul Simon was the one with the words during their long musical partnership. Now, the 60-year-old performer is trying to break out of that image as he makes his songwriting debut on his new album, "Everything Waits to Be Noticed." "We have an image of ourselves, and we carry ourselves all through life with some rough sense of ourselves," Garfunkel told the Daily News of Los Angeles. "I've shifted my way to respecting words, respecting what comes out of my mouth, having a little more sobriety in my expression of things." Songwriter Buddy Mondlock and performer Maia Sharp collaborated with Garfunkel, helping to turn some of his poetry into songs. "He'd written prose for many years but he'd never written a song until he sat down with us," she said. "I had one of the great thrills of my life just hearing my own words come back to me in song," Garfunkel said. BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIR Mich. — An $800,000 Michigan house owned by Aretha Franklin burned down. Nobody was in the 5,000-square- foot residence at the time of the Friday-morning blaze. The house was mainly used to store boxes and furniture. Fire Chief Leo Chartier said flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived, just before 6a.m. The house, which firefighters said was completely razed, had an estimated value of $812,900, according to township records. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. An acquaintance of Franklin said the singer hadn't lived in the house in two years. JACKSON, Miss. —The latest peek inside beleaguered WorldCom Inc. comes not from bankruptcy Clings but from the December issue of Playboy magazine. A ,dozen female WorldCom em- Gas with that? Fast-food chain to open fuel stops SAN DIEGO (AP) —Jack in the Box will open a string of convenience stores and gas stations nationwide to accompany its fast-food restaurants. The company plans to open eight stores in fiscal 2003. Over the next seven years, it hopes to pair about 24 new restaurants with a "Quick Stuff" convenience store and fuel station, CEO and Chairman Robert J. 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EUGENE, Ore. — Paul McCartney has endorsed a ballot measure in Oregon that would require labeling of genetically modified foods. McCartney's 30-second radio ad in support of Measure 27, which would require al! foods made with or derived from genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such, began airing Thursday. "If it's labeled, then people have a choice as to what to buy," the former Beatie says in the ad. '"Yes on 27,' so let it be labeled." McCartney, who's a vegetarian, heard about the ballot measure when he was in Portland for a recent concert. He contacted Mei Bankoff, founder of organic food maker Emerald Valley Kitchens, who said McCartney's endorsement would help the campaign. "I think Sir Paul is someone who is very respected in the minds and hearts of people throughout the world," he said. By CHARLEY GILLESPIE Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS,. Ohio — High-school sophomore Robyn Rouse's eyes hurt soon after she put in the pair of green contact lenses she had bought at a grocery store to match her tennis shoes. She removed the nonprescription lenses that night and awoke the next morning in pain, her eye swollen with an infection that would require a year of treatment and a cornea transplant to save her vision. "It's a cheap way to really change the way you look," said Rouse, 15, of Cleveland, who paid $25 for the over- the-counter lenses. "I see girls with them on all the time. They are easy to get." So easy, in fact, that officials fear their unregulated sale in stores, flea markets and over the Internet is threatening the eyesight of scores of youths, and the government has begun to crack down. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers Oct. 21 not to wear the lenses unless they are prescribed and fitted by eye-care professionals. It said it would seize unapproved lenses. In issuing its warning, the FDA cited dozens of reports of cornea! ulcers — abrasions that can lead to vision-threatening infections — and other eye injuries. Over the past two years, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina and Florida have ordered stores to stop over-the-counter sales of the lenses, which come in patterns that include zebra, cat eyes, alien and NFL logos. But their popularity continues — especially during the Halloween season. "Kids will want these lenses to go with their costumes ... and kids will find a way to get them," said Tony Sanders, spokesman for Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Illinois authorities have made nine arrests over unregulated sales. Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery recently obtained orders against four retailers for them to stop selling the contacts. "What we are hoping is through the increased public awareness other retailers will voluntarily take them off the shelf," said Montgomery spokeswoman Stephanie Beougher. Kate Cox, administrator of the South Carolina Opticianry Board, said calls had been coming in daily from parents, school nurses and consumers about problems with the contacts including allergic reactions, bacterial infections, conieal abrasions and ulcers. Duluth, Ga.-based CIBA Vision, which produces Wild Eyes contacts, recently sent 53 letters to businesses demanding they stop selling its lenses. "We only sell to licensed eye doctors and optometrists and businesses licensed to sell them," said spokeswoman Amanda Cancel. Dr. Thomas Steineman, director of the Eye Clinic at Cleveland's Metro . Health Medical Center, who treated Robyn Rouse, said he has treated other girls over the past year who had worn the lenses. ; "Each buys a different color and they swap them back and forth. They treat them like a pair of shoes," he ' said. ' (On the Net: www.fda.gov/opa comlbackgrounderslcomplain.html; www.cibavision.com; www.contact lenscouncil.org; www.coopervision .com) President's niece out of jail ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter was released from jail early Saturday, 10 days after a judge ordered her locked up for violating terms of her court- ordered drug-treatment program. Noelle Bush left tile Orange County jail around 4 a.m., said Allen Moore, spokesman for the county corrections department. She returned to the Center for Drug-Free Living in Orlando, said her brother, George P Bush. "We're handling it. It's tough," he said. "It hurts, but all we can do is love her, support her and be there for her." The president's 25-year-old niece had been ordered to attend drug treatment after she was arrested in January. Police said she was trying to use a fraudulent prescription to buy the anti-anxiety drug Xanax at a pharmacy drive-through window. 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