The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on October 13, 1993 · Page 22
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Galveston, Texas
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Wednesday, October 13, 1993
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Entertainment and Features WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13,1993 THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS 7-B Should one stall in rest room be held for a few'? n.. *»iiy\Ait ***•.• ••*•>__.. ^*^ By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN DEAR ABBY: Your answer to "Perplexed in Portland, Ore." regarding the use of the large stall in rest rooms was wrong. You obviously have never had to use crowded public rest rooms. When the laws were changed to include handicap access to buildings and larger stalls in bathrooms, it was a step forward — and much needed. However, most places changed an already existing stall (or two) to comply, which greatly reduced the capacity of the bathroom. As a mother with two kids who "have to go now" — and who myself, has a bladder about the size of a pea (no pun intended), I need the use of that stall if it is not occupied. If a handicapped person arrived, she would always be next in line for the stall— even if there were 10 other women in line (which is not unusual). But when that person finished, the other people in line would be just as much in need of the facilities as she was. — •• • Horoscope Dear Abby When I enter a building, and there is no handicapped person using the ramp, I use the ramp because I find it easier than the steps — especially if I'm carrying something. But if someone who is physically challenged is using it, 111 always take the steps to give him plenty of room. Never would I use the handicapped parking space, but I feel that bathrooms, ramps and dressing rooms are another matter. I have waited 30 minutes in line at a military PX to try on clothes because there were only two dressing rooms, and the one reserved for the handicapped was off-limits to able-bodied persons. I asked the salesperson when was the last time someone had used it, and she said she had worked there only a month, and no one had used it yet! Grocery stores have special checkout counters to accommodate wheelchairs, and signs posted for the severely handicapped to proceed to the front of the line. This is great, but no store could afford to have a line exclusively for the handicapped. Normally I agree with your answers, Abby, but you blew it on this one. — STANDING IN LINE WITH MY LEGS CROSSED AT OSAN AIR BASE, KOREA DEAR STANDING IN LINE: You're not the only reader who responded to my answer. Read on for another perspective: DEAR ABBY: Thank you very much for your response about rest room stalls for the disabled. I am in a wheelchair, and something that truly irritates me is finding the "large-door stall" occupied by an able-bodied person. It's especially 'Birthday Wednesday, Oct. 13,1993 Your chart indicates your potential for doing things of a substantial nature are better in the year ahead than they've bean for some time. Put your time, efforts and talents to constructive uses LIBRA (SapL 23-Oct 23) Its not wrong today to let your generosity prevail over your practicality. Much is frequently expected from persons to whom much has been given. Libra, treat yourself to a birthday gift. Send for your Astro-Graph predictions for the year ahead by mailing $1.25 and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Astro- Graph, do this newspaper, P.O. Box 4465, Naw York, N.Y. 10163. Be sure to state your zodiac sign. SCORPIO (Oct 24-Nov. 22) Today you might feel a very strong need for companionship, yet you may bs extremely selective regarding with whom you'll pal around. The choices you'll make will fulfill your requirements. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) If your goals seem rather effortless to achieve today, it might be due to the fact you're motivated by unselfish urges. It always seems a bit easier when we're doing something for others CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You have profited from a painful, past experience and today you might be able to put your wisdom to use. It has soma- thirig to do with maintaining relationships. Bulletin Board Items for this column may be mailed to Bulletin Board, The Galveston Daily News, P.O. Box 625, Galveston 77553. Please type or print plainly and include a pJione number we can call with questions. If your dub or organization, has disbanded or has changed meeting times or place, please let us know so we can correct it. ALVIN Social/Service ACCESS, Alvin Community CoUege Education, meets 1:30 p.m. in Student Center Texas Room. CLEAR LAKE Support 18 Hour Advanced Substance Abuse Awareness Program meets 6'309:30 pjn. Call (713) 333-2311 or 763-6868. Overeaters Anonymous meets 7:308:30 p.m., beginners at 7 p.m., at 1400 NASA Rd. 1 in mall behind Sakowitz at Hope Christian Reformed Church Office. DICKINSON Social/Service TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly TX 1315 meets at VFW Hall on Hwy. 3. Weigh-in 7-7:30 pjn., meeting 7:30 p ra Call 337-9005. GALVESTON AA Groups Alcoholics Anonymous Spanish Speaking Group meets 8-10 p.m. on first floor of UTMB's Mary Moody Northen Pavilion, llth and Texas streets. Call 7612572. Alcoholics Anonymous Spanish- speaking group "Puente De Libertad" meets 8-10 p.m. in Apt. 3 on corner of 26th and P streets. Call 772-2572 or 765-7533. Alcoholics Anonymous West Isle Group meets 8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church Education Building, 6910 Yucca, for closed step and tradition meeting. Call 744-7450 or 744-2369. Alcoholics Anonymous New Day Group meets 7:30 am. at 1823 33rd St Call 763-9276. Alcoholics Anonymous 33rd Street Group meets noon and 5:30 pan. at 1823 33rd St. Call 763-9276. Church Bible Study meets 7:30 p.m. at Bethel Church, 1103 33rd St. Call 765-6711. Bible Study meets 6:30 p.m. at Greater Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, 3506 Ave. N/£. Carter Temple CM& Church holds prayer meeting and Bible study 6:30 p.m at 3901 Sealy. Call 935-1932. i Central Christian Church, 2702 Ave. 0/S will have a Fellowship night from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Church of the Living God, nondenominational Bible study, meets 7pm at 3315 7 Mile Rd. Call 744-7195. Church of Living God, non-denominational Bible study, meets 7 p.m. at 3315 7 Mile Rd. Call 744-7195. Ecumenical Prayer Group meets 7:30 p.m. in cafeteria of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 45th and Ave. L. First Assembly of God meets 7 p.m. at 4628 Ave. Q for family night. Call 7624659. Galveston Islamic Society has Open Forum 8-9 p.m. at 921 Broadway. Contact Jama J. Shabazz at 744-3411. Hasadiah Christiaji Center has BiWe Study 7 p.m. at 6012 Ave. R. Rey de Reyes Centro Christiano de Oracion Outreach meets 7 p.m. at 7101 Hearts Lane. Call 744-5488. Hobbles Aerobic fitness held 5:30 p.m. at Galveston YMCA. Presented by Harrell Jackson's Heavenly Bodies, Inc. Call 9425802. Essence of Success Modeling Club meets 7:30 p.m. at 814 29th St. Call H. Caldwell at 763-S621 or (713) 554-7264. Forever Pit, exercise class for adults age 50 and over, meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Hospital. Call Senior Health Network at 766-4386. Galveston International Folk Dancers meet 8 p.m. in Eaton Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 22nd and Ball Call 762-0839. Jazz and ballet classes for all ages held at Art Street, 2118 Post Office. Call 765-4329. Senior Achievement Ceramic Shop open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Galveston Senior Center, 2201 Ave. L, to 55-plus members. THE LOCKHORNS ©1593 King Fea:afS5 Syrxtott, !nc- World r^hls reserved. F009 I'M TO TO, BUT HW PIP YOU irksome when it is a parent with one or more young children. I can understand a parent's need to get everyone to go potty and keep an eye on them at the same time; however, this is NOT the way to do it. If I use the rest room anywhere "out," it is because I have that "urgent need" of which you spoke. I remember a particular episode when a woman with two young children was taking an extremely long time in a disabled stall. I begged her to hurry. She responded with, "Well be out when we're good and ready!" I finally lost control and made a mess of myself. With tears in my eyes, I admonished her as the three of them left the stall. She gave me a dirty look and declared, "It's not against the law!" Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. —RELIEVED IN DES MOINES, IOWA COPYRIGHT 1993 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 13} An important career objective can be achieved today, but it might require a second or even a third effort to do so. Once you set your sights on your target, never veer from your course. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Your intelligent manner and ability to appreciate everyone's point of view could put you in the role of an arbitrator or peace maker today. They've picked the right person. ARIES {March 21-April 19) Instilling harmony and order in your work place today will be appreciated by coworkers. They, in turn, will follow any positive example you set. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Instinctively you'll know today that the best way to cope with an antisocial person is to smother him/her with kindness and affection. It's a sure fire approach. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Today the greater portion of your efforts and energies are likely to be devoted to providing more for persons for whom you're responsible. This is a powerful motivator CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your enthusiasm could be contagious today when associates see your verb for jiving. It will help them to feel a bit better about themselves and life as well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You're in an interesting cycle where you could do better for yourself in generating additional earnings or income. Be on the constant lookout for things that could make or save you money. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You're a good salesperson today. You're not likely to promote or try to sell something in which you don't believe. Your prospects will admire your credibility and want to do business with you. COPYRIGHT 1993 Newspaper Effiarprise Assn. Call 766-2444. Social/Service Career Transitions, self-help job search and networking group sponsored by IIFE/Work International, meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. on second floor in Marina Via Club of Nassau Bay Hilton. Call 486-LIFE or 480- WORK Emergency Medical Service Explorers meet 7 p.m. at 4817 Ave. Qjj. Call 744-7298. Exchange Club of Galveston meets noon at Casey's, 3800 Seawall Blvd. Call 765-9405. Galveston Morning Kiwanis Club meets 7:30 a.m. at Shone/s Restaurant, 6028 Heards Ln. Call President George Chapa at 766-2308 or any Morning Kiwan- ian. Noon Optimist Club meets noon at Hill's Restaurant, 35th and Seawall. Call Bob Fullen at 765-7636 or Syd Webster Jr at 744-3756. Rotary Club of Galveston meets noon at Wentletrap, 2301 Strand. Support A Better Way, 12-step group for people who are HTV+, meets 2-3 p.m. at ACCT office, 1419 Tremont. Call 763-AIDS. Al-Anon Spanish Speaking Group meets 8-10 p.m. on first floor of UTMB's Mary Moody Northen Pavilion, llth and Texas streets. Call 761-2572. Alzheimer's Support Group meets 12:30 pjn. in Captain's Room of Moody House, 2228 Seawall Blvd. Family and friends welcome. Call Mickey Crothers at 765-4511. Cocaine Anonymous Galveston Group meets 8-9 p.m. at St. Vincent's House, 2817 Postoffice. CODA, for anyone too dependent on others, meets noon in Educational Conference Room of St. Mary's Hospital 404 St. Mary's Blvd. Call 765-8679. Course in Miracles group starting up Call Elaine at 744-6544. 18 Hour Advanced Substance Abuse Awareness Program meets 6:309:30 p.m. $80 for series or $60 if attended with family member. Call (713) 333-2311 or 763-6868. HIV Positive Support Group meets 10:30 a.m. Call Sandi Simon at 763-AIDS. Narcotics Anonymous the Lie is Dead Group meets 8 p.m. in cafeteria on third floor of St Mary's Hospital, 404 St. Mary's Blvd., for open discussion. Stroke Groups of Texas Galveston Branch meets 11 a.m. at Moody House 2228 SeawaD Blvd. Call 762-1984. For rides call Galveston County Community Action Council CaD-A-Ride at 762-8418. Violence in Community Group meets 7 p.m. at Wright Cuney Center 718 41st St. CaU 7624368 or 763-8940. Vision of Freedom NA meets 8pm at 2720 O/, (white bldg. in back). CaU 7403897. Post Office, 12045 15th St. Call 925-2848. Hobbies Aerobic fitness held 6:30 p.m. at Texas Body Shop. Presented by Harrell Jackson's Heavenly Bodies, Inc. Call 9425802. Social/Service Santa Fe Post 5400 VFW Ladies Auxiliary will serve a hot lunch form 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $2.50. This helps everyone in the community to have a hot meal. Different food each Wednesday. TEXAS CITY LA MARQUE Sodal/Servlce La Marque Crime Stoppers Group meets noon at Benito's Restaurant. Call 935-2286, 935-5798 or 935-5080. AA Groups Alcoholics Anonymous Safety Valve Group meets 10 a.m. at Alcohol Drug Abuse Women's Center, 712 5th Ava N., for open women's meeting. Call 9450609. Alcoholics Anonymous Texas City Group meets noon at 518 Sixth Ave. N. Alcoholics Anonymous Spanish Speaking Group meets 8-10 pjn. at 1826 Texas Ave. Call 948-3015 or 945-8476. Alcoholics Anonymous meets noon and 8 p.m. at 518 6th Ave. North Call 948-1591. Sixth Street Group meets 8 pjn. at 711 Ciub, 119 6th St. North. Church Bible Study meets 7 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 312 Rose St Call 935-8121. Bible Study meets 6 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church. Call 945-4633. Greater Macedonia Baptist Church meets 7 p.m. at 406 4th St. North for prayer and teachers meeting. Parents in Action holds weekly study sessions for high school juniors 7-10 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church. Hobbles Low Impact Aerobics Class meets 4:45-5:45 p.m. at Mainland Center Hospital's Gym, Institute for Living. Call 938. 5050 or (713) 337-5050. Social/Service Texas City Ancestry Searchers Group meets 1 p.m. at Moore Library. Texas City Kiwanis Club meets noon at Wyatt's Cafeteria. Support 18 Hour Advanced Substance Abuse Awareness Program meets 6:309:30 p.m. Call (713) 333-2311 or 763-6868. Narcotics Anonymous Addicts Only Group meets 8 p.m. at 522 7th Ave. Narcotics Anonymous Here and Now Group meets noon and 8 p m at OCAW Hall, 2327 Texas Ave. Nar-Anon Family Group meets 8 p.m. at OCAW Hall, 2327 Texas Ave. Call 925-5786. Parenting Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. at United Way offices, 922 14th St. North. Call Charlotte Letter at 762-8636. Patient/Family Education Group meets 5:30 p.m. in dining room of Mainland Center Hospital Rehab Unit Call 938-5106 or (713) 996-5000, Ext 5106. CROSSWORD by THOMAS JOSEPH ACROSS 1 Ominous deck 6 Acheson or Rusk 10 Bout setting 11 Writer Gather 12 Also-ran 13 Small key 14 Budget reductions 15 Casual top 16 "Born in the—" 17 Boot part 18 Hog haven 19 Little John, for one 22 Rung 23 Adam's son 26 Charon, for one 29 Dog doc 32 Actor's aid 33 Sen. org. 34 Ark's landing site 36 Area of poverty 37 Goads 33 Be rude 39 That is 40 Seminar group 41 Fender- bender result 42 Having esthetic pretensions DOWN 1 Bath powder 2 Wakes 3 Begin over 4 Register compartment 5 Pitch 6 Chef's creation 7 Immigration island 8 Wideawake 9 Dapper 11 Smart aleck ISHuck's pal 17 Assign Stallone Yesterday's Answer to play 28 To be himself precise 20 Man in 29 Dull stripes 30 Wear 21 Opposing down vote 31 Purloined 24 Graft 35 Take it 25 Normal easy states 36 Headlinor 27 Dull 38 Workout existence site 29 34 37 39 41 30 31 10-13 STU Mft fe D •"*"•*• For answers to tod ay's crossword, call i 1-9WM54-7377! 99e perminute, touchtone /rotary phones. (18+ only.) A King Features service NYC DAILY CRYPTOQUOTES- Here's how to work it AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW One letter stands for another. In this sample A is used for the three L's, X for the two O's, etc. Single letters apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different. 10-13 CRYPTOQUOTE BWX ELLV BXUJWXI FUYXN BWX ZLL1 NBOVXRBN ELLV URV BWX ELLV NBOVXRB NOZXIKLI.-FUIHU JLCCKRN T0 °- HAVE FAILED - NEED HELP with Cryptoquotes? Call 1-900-420-0700! 99<s pwrninute touch-tone/rotary phones. (18+only.) A King Features *SQrvic©, NYC. © 19S3 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. THE ACES ON BRIDGE Bobby Wolff "Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong." ~ Henry Ward Beecher. WEBSTER SANTA FE AA Groups Alcoholics Anonymous Santa Fe Group meets 8 p.m. at Old Alta Loma Support Arthritis Pool Group meets 10:3011:30 a.m. at Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Boulevard. Call (713) 286-1500, (800) 570-2728, or hearing impaired TDD* (713) 283-8729. South defeated himself in today's game. Look over the play to see if you can identify when and how he did it. Dummy's diamond queen won and South took the spade finesse, losing to West's king. Back came another diamond to South's jack, and South cashed the spade ace, hoping to drop the jack. Relentlessly pursuing spades, South led to dummy's diamond queen and gave West his jack of spades, establishing dummy's suit. It had no payoff, however. Dummy's club queen was not an entry and South held himself to only seven winners. Where did South go wrong? The easiest way to count nine winners is to ensure three winners in the spade suit. To do this, South must forget the spade finesse and also preserve two dummy entries. To ensure nine winners, South wins the opening lead in hand and leads the ace and queen of spades. West wins, but there is no successful defense. The K-Q of diamonds remain in dummy to give South two entries, one to establish spades and the other to cash them, and South has an easy time winning at least nine tricks. WEST 4KJ3 *K83 • 10 9 8 6 + J92 NORTH io-13-A 4 10 9 8 7 6 ¥72 + KQ3 *Q63 EAST 4542 VJ964 *54 + A754 SOUTH 4AQ ¥ A Q 10 5 4 AJ72 4K108 Vulnerable: Both Dealer: South The bidding: South West North East 2 NT* Pass 34 Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass *20-21 HCP Opening lead: Diamond 10 BID WITH THE ACES South holds: 10-13-B 4 10 9 8 7 6 ¥72 + KQ3 + Q63 North South 1* 14 24 ? ANSWER: Pass. Game should be out of reach. Partner promises only 12-14 points and at least three-card spade support. Send bridge questions to The Aces, PO Box U36J, Dallas, Ttexas 75225, with self-addressed stamped envelope for reply. Copyright, 1993, United Featore SjDdicate SUBSaaBETOMY!©Call744-3811 or Metro 488-1009

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