Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1990 · Page 11
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Monday, September 17, 1990
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(Jazettc Ex CETERA Thursday, September 18, 2003 — Page 11 Spears' album due in November Lawrence Kemp, left, a correctional officer at the Middle Tennessee Correctional Complex in Nashville, guarded a gate as marathon runners passed by during the "Jaunt in the joint." \ (AP photo) Inmates finding rewards in running By KARIN MILLER Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Term.—Until this week, Jordan Davis had never run 3.1 miles, much less completed a race. Now he's finished one in a place not usually associated with running free: the Middle Tennessee Correctional Complex. It Hosted a 5-kilometer, half- marathon and full marathon Wednesday, open to inmates and outsiders alike. ; Jordan, 21, and older brother Johnathan finished the 5-kilo- raeter race — nine laps around a ballfield lined by razor wire — in 25 minutes, 46 seconds. Jordan is serving 20 years for theft; Johnathan works at a skateboard park. sThat feeling of achievement is the whole point of the race, said Winnie Binkley, recreation director for the prison, which organized the "Jaunt in the Joint." i "Most of these guys have been told they can't succeed. They've never had positive reinforcement," Binkley said. "Last year there were three guys who said it was the first time they had ever started something and finished it." The race was first organized three years ago by inmate Craig Nunn, who was the only runner to complete the entire 26.2 miles. Last year, he wrote a letter inviting the Nashville Striders running club to participate. This year, 33 Striders provided timing clocks, Gatorade, T-shirts for participants and medals. A similar number of prisoners joined the "freeworlders," as inmates call non-inmates. "It's the most rewarding thing I've ever done," said Striders president Frank "Smitty" Schmidt, who helped collect running shoes for inmates, many of whom who ran last year in combat boots. Shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday, motivational music from a sound system boomed across the freshly mowed prison yard, still wet with dew as the runners lined up — some in running shorts and singlets, others in prison jeans and T-shirts imprinted with their inmate num--' bers. By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Britney Spears will release her fourth album, "Get in the Zone," on Nov. 18, her record company announced. The video for the first single, "Me Against the Music," featuring Madonna, will debut on MTV's "Making the Video" on Oct. 13, Jive Records said this week. "Me Against the Music" was co- written by Spears and produced by Redzone. The 21-year-old pop star co-wrote seven of the 13 songs on the album. PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Mariss Jansons is donating $100,000 in the form of a challenge grant to attract new donors to the financially troubled orchestra. Jansons plans to announce his contribution and ask for matching donations this weekend, the opening weekend of the 20032004 season. "For Pittsburgh not to have a celebrated orchestra would be a great travesty," Jansons said in a statement Wednesday. "I hope my gift will inspire the public to respond generously to keep the Pittsburgh symphony a global treasure and community partner for generations to come." Jansons has announced his resignation effective at the end of this season, on Aug. 31,2004. The symphony has a projected $3 million deficit this season, $500,000 above estimates, after finishing last year with a $1.5 million deficit, said Tom Todd, president and chief executive of- Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I have a sister-in- law who I believe is abusing her children — but not in the way most people think of child abuse. Not a week goes by that her kids are not in a doctor's office or an emergency room. She seems to be happy or feel "important" when in an E.R. or talking to someone with a medical degree. Other relatives think she's an exceptionally caring mother. I think she's sick, but I'm not sure whom to contact. She does not think she has a problem. Meanwhile, my brother sits idly by — or accompanies her on these outings. Am I wrong, or should some type of authority or social service be notified? I know for a fact that she has used her insurance every week except two this year. — WORRIED IN NEW JERSEY DEAR WORRIED: Child protective services in your community should be told what you have told me. You may be de- av;ribing a condition called Mun- cliausen by proxy—a mental illness in which parents sometimes present their children as sick in order to get attention for themselves. For the children's welfare, this should be investigated. DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Mickey," and I had a baby two months ago. Mickey made it clear from the beginning that he didn't feel ready to be a .father. While I was pregnant, he seemed to; be excited about the birth of our child. However, since our daughter arrived, Mickey calls h^r names, avoids holding her arid yells at her to "shut up." I don't know what to do. I've tried talking to him about his behavior and have even offered to go to parenting class with him, but he refuses. He says he's already a parent and doesn't need "classes." As a last resort, I told him that if he continues to yell at her, I'm packing up and he'll never see us again. Mickey's father was very abusive, and I'm afraid that history will repeat itself. Please help. — SINGLE MOM IN LINCOLN, NEB. • DEAR SINGLE MOM: YOU are right to be concerned about your baby's welfare. Your boyfriend knows nothing about child development and has no interest in learning. Consult a lawyer regarding child support arid get out NOW. it is significant that your boyfriend is the son of an abusive parent. Mickey is already a verbal abuser; please don't wait until it becomes physical. DEAR ABBY: I was just notified that my 30th high school reunion is in two months. I would like to attend and see everyone again, but in the years since graduation, I have unfortunately lost my People ficer of die symphony's board of trustees. Symphony officials have said they hope to avoid bankruptcy court by boosting donations this season, sharing costs, such as ticketing services, with other arts groups. They also are seeking $1.5 million — double the symphony's present share — from funds raised by Allegheny County's 1 percent sales tax. Last season, 27 orchestra musicians made similar personal appeals during curtain speeches and raised more than $200,000 in donations from 1,200 individuals. The 2002-03 annual fund drive saw more than 4,000 donors give new gifts or increase their gifts totaling $1.4 million, an increase of 19 percent over the previous season. REDLANDS, Calif. — Spike Lee, whose movies often have a political edge, says Americans need to think more about important issues and lay off the fluff. "We as a people are more concerned with J.Lo and Ben Affleck than these so-called weapons of mass destruction," he told 750 people who gathered Tuesday night at the University of Redlands. The director of "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X" also criticized the country's intervention in Iraq. North Korea poses a greater threat to the United States "but they don't have resources" the country wants, he said. "We've got all the rice we need. BRITNEY SPEARS ... Singer ... We don't have oil." Lee also took aim at what he called the stereotypical roles blacks have played in recent films such as "Bringing Down the House," which starred Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. In such films, "the uptight white person is shown humanity by someone from the 'hood," the 46-year-old director said. damages. The court on Tuesday also confiscated his firearm and ordered 18 months of counseling. Depardieu, 32, threatened a man in a bar in the Normandy city of Trouville on Aug. 22, drawing a gun and firing it into the air after the man mocked his clothing, police have said. The sentence was slightly less than that sought by prosecutor Philippe Peyroux, who asked the court to give Depardieu a one- year suspended sentence and a fine of up to $11,000. Depardieu, who starred with his father in 1991's "All the Mom- ings of the World," had his right leg amputated in June to end years of pain from a bacterial infection that followed a motorcycle accident in 1996. LISIEUX, France — A court convicted actor Guillaume Depardieu of threatening a man with a gun, handing down a nine-month, suspended prison sentence and ordering him to seek counseling. Depardieu, the son of celebrated French movie star Gerard Depardieu, also was ordered to pay $10,450, including $4,950 in MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. —The entertainment lineup for next month's Songfest 2003 includes country-rocker Lee Roy Parnell, soul singer Percy Sledge and Backstreet Boys vocalist Howie Dorough. Organizers of the Oct. 2-5 festival said Wet Willie leader Jimmy Hall and three members of the rock 'n' roll band Drive-by Truckers — Patterson Hood, Jason Isbell and Brad Morgan — also will appear. The Muscle Shoals Music Association and the American Society for Composers and Publishers are presenting the second year of Songfest. "Last year we laid a pretty solid foundation for Songfest, and this year we're trying to build on what we started," festival chairman Rodney Hall, a music producer and publisher, said recentiy. Today in History By The Associated Press hearing. I'm not embarrassed, just scared. (Hearing ; aids do not help.) . What do you suggest? — THE WAY WE WERE IN JOLIET, ILL. DEAR T.W.W.W.: Prepare a "hand-out" for your classmates — a brief, but interesting update of what you've been doing for the past 30 years. Explain at the top that you have lost your hearing. Give these to your old friends, and have a blank journal on hand that they can write hi. Ask them to include their addresses (home or e-mail). It's a wonderful way for all of you to continue to keep in touch. 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.Dear- or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Universal Press Syndicate Today is Thursday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2003. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On Sept. 18, 1947, the National Security Act, which unified the Army, Navy and newly formed Air Force into a National Military Establishment, went into effect. On this date: In 1759, the French formally surrendered Quebec to the British. In 1793, President Washington laid the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. hi 1810, Chile declared its independence from Spain. : -.In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed slaveowners to reclaim slaves who had escaped to other states. . In 1851, the first edition of The New York Times was published. In 1927, the Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) made its debut with a basic network of 16 radio stations. In 1961, United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash in northern Rhodesia. In 1963, "The Patty Duke Show" premiered on ABC television. In 1970, rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27. In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Ten years ago: Kimberly Clarice Aiken of South Carolina was crowned "Miss America" at the pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. Five years ago: Over Democratic objections, the House Judiciary Committee voted to release President Clinton's videotaped grand jury testimony as well as 2,800 pages of sometimes graphic evidence compiled by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. Mark McGwire hit his 64th home run oftheseason, pulling out of a tie with Sammy Sosa. One year ago: The Bush administration pressed Congress to take the lead in authorizing force against Iraq, with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld asserting, "It serves no U.S. or U.N. purpose to give Saddam Hussein excuses for further delay." In Paris, wartime collaborator Maurice Papon, 92, walked out of prison after judges ruled him too old and sick to finish his 10-year sentence for helping send Jews to Nazi death camps. Today's Birthdays: Actor Leon As kin is 96. Actor Jack Warden is 83. Actor Robert Blake is 70. Singer Jimmie Rodgers is 70. Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, is 70. Actor Fred Willard is 64. Singer Frankie Avalon is 63. Rock musician Kerry Livgen is 54. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 53. Actor James Gandolfini is 42. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) -is 41. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 39. Rhythm and blues singer Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe and New Bicentennial Yesterdays Sept 18 1928 A demonstration of silo filling with ah elec trie motor was to be held at the farm of C. H. McCall one mile south of .the County Home in White Township. The demonstration was in charge of William Mathews of the Associated Gas. and Electric System. Electricity was rapidly becoming the servant of the farmer. A large percentage of the fanners in Indiana County had electric power on their farms. 1953 . Part of the normal way of life in Indiana County was the television program, which with the coming of the shorter evening and the.cooler weather became more and more a part of the (amily"life; Fifty-four percent of all Indiana County families . owned television sets. ', ; '-,.•• ' 1978 ' :...... ' In a fare campus football game appearance, the United States Army Band was going to perform during the half-time show at the lUP-Westminster football game at lUP's Miller Stadium; This special presentation was in conjunction with services honoring the late Col. Samuel R. Lobada, former conductor of the Army Band, member of the IUP Class of '36 and Homer City native. 1993 Norman Richardson was awarded'a plaque in recognition for 30 years of service to Clymer Borough, where he served 14 years as a councilman and 16 years as mayor. 1998 The Penns Manor School District needed someone to buy and clear three acres of timber to make way for a practice field. At a special meeting, the school board agreed to advertise for bids to sell the lumber near the football field along Route 403. . — Jennifer Grim Edition) is 36. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is 32. Actor James Marsden is 30. Actress Alison Lohman is 24. Actors Brandon Porter and Taylor Porter ("Party of Five") are 10. 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