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4-B THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14,1993 Entertainment and Features Gay brother at wedding can show he's best man By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN DEAR ABBY: "Confirmed Bachelor" wrote to tell you that his sister wanted him to give her away at her wedding, but the family of her groom-to-be didn't want him there because he was gay. You advised him to wish her well, but stay away. I have a different suggestion. "Confirmed Bachelor" may be saddled with this brother-in-law for the rest of his life, and avoiding his sister's wedding is no way to build familial relationships. What if he went to the wedding and was •gracious and loving to all concerned, proving that any fears and prejudices are unfounded? By and large, prejudice is based on ignorance, and I believe that most people can be won over by a loving presence. Very few people who believe homosexuality is incompatible with the worship of God have worshiped side by side with lesbians or gays. I think "Bachelor" has a golden opportunity here. Change doesn't happen overnight; it might take a Dear Abby long time, but he can show his mettle and attempt to open communication with his new family — or confirm their idea of his inappropriateness by not participating in the wedding worship service. Either way, it's going to be tough for him. I wish him well and promise him that not everyone in the church is against him — PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER IN TEXAS P.S. Abby, I wrote to you in 1974, asking what to do about my weight problem. You suggested Overeaters Anonymous, and told me about its reliance on a higher power. Well, I was 14, and not ready to hear that. But it stayed with me. I finally attended my first meeting in 1987, and I just had my sixth birthday of abstinence from binge eating. The program was a large reason for my entry into the ministry, as I got in touch with my own higher power. Thanks for planting that seed. It has truly flowered. DEAR MINISTER: Your insight and answer concerning the gay brother were right on. Your PJS. was an A-l bonus for me. Thank you for writing. Your letter made my day. • •• DEAH ABBY: I am writing to you out of concern and confusion. I have been dating a very special young lady for 11 months. She is 23, twice married, and has a 2 1/2- year-old daughter. I am 29, have never been married and have no children. Four months ago, I purchased a home, and she and her daughter have been living with me. I am supporting her (financially), as well as her daughter, while she completes her college education. Now the problem: She is pressuring me almost daily to marry Horoscope her soon. She says she needs a commitment from me — although neither she nor I is dating anyone else. She tells me that other men want to date her, and are willing to give her a commitment of marriage immediately. I think she is telling me this to make me jealous, and I must admit, it hurts me. I do love her, and plan to marry her eventually, but not right now. I don't want to lose her, but I don't like the pressure she is putting on me. I tell her I need more time, but she thinks it's just an excuse. It's not an excuse; it is how I feel. What should I do? — CONFUSED AND CONCERNED DEAR CONFUSED: It's much easier to get into a marriage than to get out of one. (And cheaper, too.) More important, if she really loved you, she wouldn't even consider marrying anyone else — much less dating him. Call her bluff. I doubt very much if she will leave you — but if she does, you could be lucky. COPYRIGHT 1933 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE <Your birthday Thursday, Oct. 14,1993 Your success potential looks good for the year ahead, provided you don't spread yourself too thin. Select your objectives with great care and don't go off on tangents. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct 23) Today you could either take unduly long to make a decision or, conversely, jump to conclusions before you have ali the facts at your disposal. Find the constructive middle ground. Trying to patch up a broken romance? The Astro-Graph Matchmaker can help you to understand what to do to make the relationship work. Bulletin Board Items for this column may be mailed to Bulletin Board,The Galveston Da2y News, P.O. Box 628, Galvestan 77553. Please type or print plainly and include a phone number we can call with any questions. If your dub or organization has disbanded or has changed meeting times or place, please let us know so we can correct it. BACUFF Social/Service TOPS 197 San Leon meets 9:30 a ja. at Bacliff Community Building. Weigh-in 9 a.m. Call 339-2181. BOLIVAR PENINSULA Social/Service TOPS TX1313 Crystal Beach meets 6:30-7 pan. at Bolivar Pennisula Chambers. Weigh-in 5:45-6:25 p.m. Call 6848620. CLEAR LAKE Social/Service Bay Area Chapter of Attention Deficit Disorder Association meets at 7:30 p.m. in the RockweU Building Cafeteria, 600 Gemini, Clear Lake City (entrance 6 A). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome meets 7-9 p.m. in conference room of St. John Hospital, 2050 Space Park Dr. Call Margaret Tyler at 486-7135. Support Parents of Teens Support Group meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. at 18201-A Egret Bay Blvd. CaU (713) 333-2311. Teen Support Group meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. at 18201-A Egret Bay Blvd. CaU (713) 333-2311 or 763-6868. DICKINSON Support Miracles Happen Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 800 Pine Drive CaU 948-6092 or (713) 337-5739. GALVESTON AA Groups Alcoholics Anonymous Lambda Mail $2 and a iong, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Matchmaker, P.O. Box 4465, New York, N.Y. 10163 SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Usually you're pretty good at keeping secrets, but this might be one of your off days. There are indications you could talk about things which were told to you in confidence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) If you're handling funds today for your dub or organization to which you belong, take pains to keep exacting records that account for every penny spent. You might need them. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22^Jan. 19) Under most conditions you are a rather methodical person who does things in a practical, sequential manner. Today, however, you may be impatient and attempt some rather foolish shortcuts AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Today if Group meets 8 p.m. at ACCT Office 1419 23rd St. Call 684-2140. Alcoholics Anonymous New Day Group meets 7:30 a.m. at 1823 33rd St Call 763-9276. Alcoholics Anonymous 33rd Street Group meets noon and 5:30 p.m. at 1823 33rd St. CaU 763-9276. Church Avenue L Young Adult Christian League meets 6 p.m- in church annex Call 762-8795. • Young Adult Christian League meets 6 p.m. at Avenue L Baptist Church 2612 Ave. L. Call 762-8796. HobWes Fitness-For-Life, exercise program especially for mature adults, meets 10 a.m. in gym of SacredHeart Church Call 762-3802. Jazz and Tap Classes held at 1225 Tremont St. Call 762-8644. Jazz Ballet held 7-8 p.m. CaU 7662138 or 740-7180. Jazz and Ballet Classes held at Art Street, 2118 Post Office. CaU 765-4329. Rhythmic Aerobics held 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Galveston YMCA. CaU Ernestine at 763-4607. Social/Service Emergency Medical Service Explorers meets 7 p.m. at 2602 Ave. Q Call 766-2144. Fifty Fun Club meets noon at Gulf Breeze Apts. Galveston Attractions Association meets 5 p.m. Meeting places vary. Galveston Evening Optimist meets 7:30 p.m. at KG Hall, 1912 Winnie. CaU Lewis Guyewski at 762-2835. Galveston Islamic Society meets 8-9 p.m. at 921 Broadway. Galveston Lions Club meets 11:30 a.m, at Hills Restaurant, 3502 Seawall Blvd. Grandmothers Charity Club 467249 meets 4 p.m. in Recreation Room of Gulf Breeze, 21st and Ave. L. Call 762-0374. Golden Age Club meets 1-3 p.m. at Senior Citizens Center, 2201 Ave. L, for games. Meditation group meets from 6:307:40 p.m. at Pathways, 10121st #204. For information call 762-1630. Oleander Chapter No. 278 OES THE LOCKHORNS HAP A TKAOMATlC £f?£?AY RAN OUT you have to make important judgments, base them upon your logical assessments and not your emotions or feelings. The former is productive, the latter could be destructive. PJSCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Make every effort today to try to avoid additional debit spending. Don't buy things hoping you'll have the cash to cover it later. ARIES (March 21 -April 19) Your judgment in career matters might not be up to its usual standards today. Be wary of making impulsive decisions, because they may prove counterproductive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) This may not be a good day to experiment with new methods or procedures where critical assignments are concerned. Your chances for complicating problems are strong. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Don't jeop- ardize a good relationship you have going for you if today you should meet someone you find attractive. His/her razzle dazzle may quickly fade. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Today you might belatedly learn you made a poor bargain or agreement. Reneging could tarnish your image, so bite the bullet and accept its terms and conditions. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Today it might be necessary for you to relay some important information from one person to another. Don't trust your memory, because it could be faulty. Take time to write it down in detail. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don't take gambles oh things today that could negatively affect your finances or security if they go awry. Unfortunately, there's a chance this might occur, so be careful. COPYRIGHT 1993 Kuwspaper Entttpfse Assn. meets 4 p.m. at St. Lawrence Masonic Hall, 1524 31st St. Call 763-5686. Shunette Ladies Social and Charily Club has disco 9 p.m.-l a.m. at Selena's Blue Room, 33rd and Ave. H. St. Laurence Lodge No. 258 FAAM meets 8 p.m. at 1524 31st St. SanFelipe de Austin Commandery No. 1(KT) meets 7:30 p.m. at 22nd and Sealy. Dinner precedes meeting. Westminster Presbyterian Church is offering classes in Sign Language from 7-8 p.m. at 5127 Ave. U in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Call 744-6510. Support Alateen meets 8 p.m. on third floor dining room of St. Mary's Hospital. Cancer Support Group meets 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church Parish House 36th and L. Call 744-6545. Co-dependency Therapy Group meets 7:30 p.m. Call 763-3674. Course in Miracles Group starting up. Call Elaine at 744-6544. Family and Friends Group, for people dealing with HIV infection, ARC, and AIDS, meets. CaU 763-2437. Narcotics Anonymous Galveston Group meets 8 p.m.. Call 762-5605. New Leaf Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. in 4- east Cafeteria of St. Mary's Hospital Call 763-9276. " Pathways Support Group meets from 7:45-9 p.m. at Pathways 101 21st #204. For information call 762-1630. Straight Talk, HIV+ heterosexual group, meets 6:30-8 p.m. CaU 762-0806 or 763-ATOS. Positively Women, group for women who are H3V+ and their children, meets 67:30 p.m. Call 763-AIDS. Women's Resource and Crisis Center, for women who are victims of family violence, meets 7 p.m. Call 765-SAFE. Call 925-2848. HobWes Aerobic Fitness held 6:30 p.m. at Texas Body Shop. Presented by Harrell Jackson's Heavenly Bodies, Inc. Call 9425802. Social/Service Ladies Auxiliary Santa Fe FOE No. 3789 meets at Aerie Home, Highway 646 South. Support Narcotics Anonymous Santa Fe Group meets 8 p.m.. Call 925-5786. Santa Fe Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. at Old Post Office Building, 12045 15th St. Nonsmoking open meeting. Call 925-2777 or 925-6056. HITCHCOCK Social/Service AARP Chapter 3179 meets 2 p.m. in Educational Hall of First United Methodist Church, 7015 Methodist St. LA MARQUE Sodal/Servlce Rotary Club of La Marque meets noon at 2200 Lake Road. Support Parents in Action (PIA) meets 7:30 p.m. in Timber Room of Carver Park. Call 938-3780. LEAGUE CITY Support Nar-Anon Family Group meets 8 p.m.at League City Friends Church, Iowa at 3rd. Call 332-9704 TEXAS CITY AA Groups Alcoholics Anonymous New Beginnings Group meets 8-9 p.m. at Salvation Army, 4210 Texas Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous meets noon and 8 p.m. at 518 6th Ave. North. CaU 948-1591. Sixth Street Group meets 8 a.m at 711 Club, 119 6th St. North. Church Fellowship Baptist Church Senior Mission meets 6 p.m. at 312 Rose Street Call 935-8121. KobWes Low Impact Aerobics offered 8-9 a.m, in Gym of Mainland Center Hospital, Institute for Living. Call 938-5050 or (713) 337-5050. Social/Service ABWA Shoal Point Chapter meets 7 p.m. at Bonanza, Palmer Highway. Dinner before meeting. Call 935-1312. Carpenters Retiree Club meets 2 pjn. at Carpenters Local S973,1302 Texas Ave. Call 945-3486. Support Coping with Physical ninesa meets 6-7 p.m. at Mainland Center Hospital. CaU 938-5474 or (713) 996-5000, Ext. 5474. Narcotics Anonymous Addicts Only Group meets 8 p.m. at 522 7th Ave. Narcotics Anonymous Here and Now Group meets noon at OCAW Hall 2327 Texas Ave. Narcotics Anonymous Welcome Home Group, Veterans in Recovery, meets 8 p.m. at OCAW Hall, 2327 Texas Ave. Right Step Christain Recovery Group meets 7 p.m. in East Wing of First Baptist Church of Texas City Call 9483765. NASSAU BAY Support Emotions Anonymous Clear Lake Chapter meets 8 p.m. at St John Hospital off Naaa Road 1. SANTA FE AA Groups Alcoholic Anonymous Op«n AA Non-Smoking Group meets 8 p.m. at Old Alta Loma Post Office, 12045 15th St. WEBSTER Social/Service Clear Lake Rehabilitation Hospital Family/Community Orientation Nights held 7-8 p.m. at hospital, 655 E. Medical Center Boulevard. CaU (713) 2861500, (SOO) 570-2728, or hearing impaired TDD# (713) 283-8729. 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 TDDt (713) 283-8729! CROSSWORD by THOMAS JOSEPH ACROSS 1 Drinks with bubbles 6 Her nickname is "Bubbfes" 11 Bikini, for one 12 Farewell 13 Search for water 14 Enticed 15 Broadway hit"—Off" 17 Remote 19 Lapidary subject 20 Aries 23 Actor Cook Jr. 25 Helper 26 Leftist's opponent 28 Throb 29 Flower part 30 Permit 31 Deli sandwich 32 Essay 33 Daughter of Herodtas 35 Unit of length 38 Gallows feature 41 Wow 42 Burst forth 43 Removes rinds 44 Cul — DOWN 1 Blue 2 Ear (prefix) 3 Completely 4 In addition 5 — of hand 6 Bewitched town 7 March time 8 Topper 9MGM mascot 10 Near star 16 Shore embankment 17 Wild 18 Tea party guest 20 Morally justifiable 21 "Do, —" Yesterday's 22 Like St. 34 Nick 24 Haggard novel 25 Kitchen pest 27 Chanted 31 Hitchcock's motel 35 36 37 39 33 Tag datum 40 Answer Additional amount Upper limit Actress Thurman Prohibit Springs setting Catchall abbr. 10-14 For answ ers to today's crossword, call i 1-900-454-7377!99«perminute,tauch- tone / 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. 10-14 CRYPTOQUOTE N T R A G W N J Q D S Q C R D , JQD LQUYOENYOX QNTRDW, YOJAEURW NTR TREDN UQDR NTEO EOF QNTRD SEWWYQO. — NEBYNGW Yesterday's Cryptoquote: THE GOOD TEACHER MAKES THE POOR STUDENTS GOOD AND THE GOOD STUDENT SUPERIOR. — MARVA COLLINS NEED HELP with Cryptoquotes? Call 1-900-420-0700! 99$ per minute touch-tone/rotary phones. (18-1-only.) A King Features , NYC. © 1993 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. ?•' I THE ACES ON BRIDGE BobbyWoiff "It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow." — Aesop. NORTH *A J VKJ972 IO-W-A Both North and South had questions about carrying the bidding too far. But they were on the wrong track. There was some justification for slam investigation; there was no excuse for going down. Declarer won dummy's spade ace, discarding a club, and led a trump to dummy to try a deep diamond finesse. West took the jack and exited in spades, forcing South to ruff. South led a club to dummy's ace to try another diamond finesse. This didn't work either, and South had to concede a club loser for down one. While most of the post-mortem involved the bidding, South did get in a word about the unlucky placement of the diamond honors. He never did realize that he had muffed the play. To cinch the game, South should discard a club on dummy's spade ace, cash dummy's heart king, and then discard another club on dummy's spade jack. West has a safe exit in clubs, and dummy's ace wins. A club is ruffed high and a trump to dummy allows South to ruff dummy's last club. Finally declarer leads another trump to dummy to lead a diamond, and the deep finesse loses as before. This time, however, West has no safe exit and the defenders get only two tricks. Assessing the blame for the bidding often hides where the true faults may lie. + AJ10 WEST EAST 4KQ10987 465432 ^r J ^^ 4 * ^» J D ^ 0 4 »& *743 *KQ65 SOUTH ¥ A Q 10 8 6 5 * A Q 10 9 *982 Vulnerable: North-South Dealer: South The bidding: South West Pass Pass North East 3V 3* 4* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Spade king BID WITH THE ACES 10-14-B South holds: * K Q 10 9 8 7 + KJ5 *743 North South 1 NT ? ANSWER: Two spades. Not quite good enough for the highly invitational jump rebid of three spades. Send bridge questions to The Aces. P.O. Boi 12363, Dallas, Texas 75225, with self-addressed, stamped envelope for reply. Copyright, 199J, United Feature Syndicate Call 744-3811 or Metro 488-1009

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