Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 30, 2002 · Page 20
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Page 16 — Wednesday, October 30, 2002 Ex CETERA dtazeite BILLY GRAHAM ... Returning to his roots ... Ground broken for Graham museum ByTIMWHITMIRE Associated Press Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. —The Rev. Billy Graham returned to his hometown to break ground on a new headquarters for his ministry and a museum he hopes will carry his evangelistic legacy far into the future. Showing the same reserve of strength that helped him preach to 255,000 people at a four-day mission in Dallas this month, Graham handed off the cane he uses for walking Tuesday and turned three shovelfuls of dirt, despite frail health in recent years. "This move to Charlotte anchors us firmly to our roots," said the 83-year- old evangelist, whose ministry is relocating after half a century in Minneapolis. About 500 guests rode shuttle buses to the museum site and were protected from the rain by a large white tent. Gov. Mike Easley was there to declare the day Billy Graham Appreciation Day. And the setting reminded Mayor Pat McCrory of the kind of revival meeting where Graham committed to his life's work. "How appropriate that we meet under a big tent," he told the audience. About 20 demonstrators gathered just off the property, protesting comments son Franklin Graham has made about Islam. In a television interview last year after the Sept. 11 attacks, Franklin Graham called Islam"a very evil and wicked religion" and has continued to be critical in subsequent remarks. "I came here to defend my faith," said Malek Jandali, a Muslim and native of Syria. "God came to us in words, and words are very powerful. ... When Franklin Graham says that our prophet Muhammad is a terrorist, that does more harm than good." Franklin Graham said he stands by his comments. "We are to reconcile one another to God through faith in Jesus Christ," he said. "On a day like this, my interest is for the future of diis property and not people standing on the fringes with other interests." His father, however, was more empathetic. "1 welcome them all and I love them all," Billy Graham said. "I have many friends in that part of religion." Parker, Broderick have baby boy By The Associated Press NEW YORK — It won't be long before Sarah Jessica Parker can fit into her designer dresses again. The "Sex and the City" star and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, are the parents of a baby boy. Parker, 37, gave birth in New York Monday to a son weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 19'/2 inches long, said her spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas. The baby is the first child for Parker and Broderick, 40. He recendy costarred in the hit Broadway musical "The Producers" with Nathan Lane. Parker, who has won three Golden Globes for her role as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on HBO's "Sex and the City," married Broderick in 1997. People Oscar for his role in 1993's "Schindler's List." "Now, I get a lot of scripts.to choose from." Neeson's films also include "Michael Collins" and "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace." LONDON — Actor Liam Neeson said he was nervous when he received a royal honor from Queen Elizabeth II. "I've not been so nervous since I met Muhammad Ali," said the 50- year-old actor, who received his Order of the British Empire, or OBE, from the queen Tuesday at Buckingham Palace. "I really was weak-kneed," he said after the ceremony. "She asked me if the award was for theater or films, and I said I thought it was for both. She said, 'That's nice'." Neeson was an amateur boxer during his school days. He met Ali, his idol, at London's Dorchester Hotel in 1981. Neeson's actress-wife, Natasha Richardson, didn't attend the ceremony, remaining at the couple's New York home to look after their two young sons. "I've got a green card and I'm a resident alien in New York," said the Northern Ireland-born actor, who got his break in acting at the Lyric Theater in Belfast. "It's been famine and feast," said Neeson, who was nominated for an LONDON — The late Richard Harris is among the nominees for best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. The awards ceremony will be held Wednesday. Other nominees include James Nesbitt, Bill Nighy and Timothy Spall. Former Beatle George Harrison, who died last year at 58, will be remembered for his work as producer of indep endent movies. Harris, who died Friday, was nominated for his performance in the British film "My Kingdom," a retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear in a north England gangland setting. The 72-year-old actor died at a London hospital, where he had been receiving. treatment for Hodgkin's disease- after falling ill earlier this year. Ewan McGregor will receive the Variety U.K. Personality Award for his continued support of British independent films. The best actress award is a close contest among Elaine Cassidy, Shirley Henderson, Samantha Mor• ton and Harriet Walter. This year's nominees for best British independent film are "Bend It Like Beckham," "Bloody Sunday," "The Lawless Heart," "Morvern Callar" and "Sweet Sixteen." Today in History By The Associated Press REYKJAVIK, Iceland—The mother of pop singer Bjork has ended a hunger strike against a plan to develop the Icelandic highlands. Hildur Runa Hauksdottir said Tuesday mat she began eating again PARKER and BRODERICK ... First-time parents ... on Sunday evening. She began her fast Oct. 7 to try to persuade Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Inc. to pull out of the plan to build an aluminum smelter and hydroelectric plant in the wilderness area. Environmentalists say the $3 billion project will ruin the area above Vatnajokull glacier. The state-owned power company plans to build 11 dams to create a 22- square-mile reservoir, which will provide the hydroelectric power for the smelter at Reydarfjordur .on the coast;' Alcoa spokesman Wade Hughes has said the firm was committed to sustainable industrial development and had a good track record on conservation. Hauksdottir, 56, said she quit because she was satisfied that her message was having a global impact. "Americans, Europeans, people in the Far East, have all contacted me asking how they can help, how they can stop mis," Hauksdottir said. "I thank them for their support and I urge them to keep track by reading the campaign Web site. But a lot more work needs to be done — time is running out." Hauksdottir lost, more than 14 pounds during her protest, surviving on Icelandic herbal tea and homeopathic tonics. Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: As a young black woman I am fed up with the images of young women in our music videos of today. We are displayed as sex objects, and those images are imprinted into the minds of our young children. Boys think that girls are supposed to be treated the way rappers and singers treat women in the videos, and young girls think the only way to secure male attention is by being half-naked. We, as women, are losing our sense of self-respect. We should take pride in our minds, not just our bodies. I feel so overwhelmed. Whom do we blame? Where does it end? How do we stop this? — NOT JUST BREASTS AND THIGHS IN BALTIMORE DEAR NJ.B. & T: Don't get caught up in the blame game. I agree that people — not just women — should take pride in their minds, not just their bodies. One important way to accomplish that is to stress to children mat what is on television is, for the most part, meant to be entertainment — not an accurate reflection of life. Children need to understand that as glamorous as life seems to be in the music videos, the real road to success lies in getting a PHONE-A-LOAN good education and learning to respect themselves and others. DEAR ABBY: I'm about to be married for the second lime. My parents love my fiance, "Greg," unlike my first husband, whom they despised We spend a lot of time with my par- : ents. Greg and my father get along . extremely well. The wedding is this month. We have planned a cruise for our honeymoon. We have invited my parents to join us on the cruise because their anniversary is this month, and they have never been on a cruise. My parents thought it was a wonderful idea. Now, however, they are wavering about whether to go because my younger sister has told Mother she doesn't want them to go and she doesn't understand why we would invite them on our honeymoon in the first place! I am very angry and upset. Why would she deliberately sabotage our relationship with the folks when things between us are so great? — BRIDE-TO-BE IN RALEIGH, N.C. DEAR BRIDE-TO-BE: Because your sister is insecure. She views you and your fiance's relationship as threatening to her position in the family structure. Confronting her about her jealousy and insecurity will only fan the flames. Your parents must stand their ground and refuse to be manipulated out of the trip of a lifetime. Your sister is o ut of line, and your parents must be strong enough to put her lovingly but firmly in her place. DEAR ABBY: Last, night, a really cute guy kissed me. He says he wants nothing further to do with me unless I will have sexual relations with him — then he will date me. I like him a lot and really want this to work out. What should I do? — GOING ON 16 IN OHIO DEAR GOING ON 16: He may be cute, but you have described a user and a loser. A reader once sent me the following, and it applies to you: "When I saw him, I liked him. "When I liked him, I loved him. "When I loved him, I let him. "When I let him, I lost him." 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 724-465-5659 We Help You Help Things Happen!! Starter Loans Auto Repair -Weddings Home Improvement -Taxes Vacations • Second Vehicles Swimming Pools FOREMOST CONSUMER DISCOUNT CO. 558 Philadelphia St., Downtown Indiana ATTENTION A search has been made to locate employees or contractors who worked at FISHER SCIENTIFIC in Indiana, PA at any time during the 1950's through the 1970's. 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In 1885, poet Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho. In 1944, the Martha Graham ballet "Appalachian Spring," with music by Aaron Copland, premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., with Graham in a leading role. In 1945, the U.S. government announced the end of shoe rationing. In 1961, the Soviet Union tested a hydrogen bomb with a force estimated at 58 megatons. In 1961, the Soviet Party Congress unanimously approved a resolution ordering the removal of Josef Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb. In 1972, 45 people were killed when an Illinois Central Gulf commuter train collided with another train in Chicago's South Side. In 1979, President Carter announced his choice of federal appeals judge Shirley Hufstedler to head the newly created Department of Education. In 1995, by a vote of 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent, Federalists prevailed over separatists in Quebec in a secession referendum. In 2000, comedian, television host, author and composer Steve Allen died in Encino, Calif., at age 78. Ten years ago: Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence E. Walsh released an excerpt of notes taken by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in January 1986 which suggested mat then-Vice President Bush was fully aware of the Reagan administration's arms-for-hostages deal with Iran. (Bush said despite the notes, he was not aware that the arrangement was an actual arms^ for-hostages swap until December 1986.) : ; ^ : ; Five years ago: A jury in Cambridge, Mass., convicted British"aii pair Louise Woodward of second-degree murder in the death of 8- month-old Matthew Eappen. (The judge, Hiller B. Zobel, later reduced the verdict to manslaughter and set Woodward free.) '. Confronting some of his harshest critics, Chinese President Jiang Zemin defended his country's human rights record before members of Congress. Movie director Samuel Fuller died in Hollywood at age 86. "'. '• One year ago: Ford Motor Co, chairman William Clay Ford Jr. took over as chief executive afters-trie ouster of Jacques Nasser. NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey snapped its-first picture of Mars, one week after the spacecraft safely arrived in orbit around the Red Planet. Ukraine destroyed its last nuclear missile silo, fulfilling a pledge to give up the vast nuclear arsenal it had inherited after die breakup of the former Soviet Union. ! The New York Yankees won game three of the World Series, 2-1, cutting the. Arizona Diamondbacks' games lead to 2-1. Today's Birthdays: Actor Hamilton Camp is 68. Actor Dick Gautier is 651 Movie director Claude Lelouch is 65: Rock singer Grace Slick is 63. Songwriter Eddie Holland is 63. Actor Ed Lauter is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Williams (The Temptations) is 61. Actor Henry Winkler is 57. Musician Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles) is 55. Actor Harry Harnlin is 51. Actor Charles Martin Smith is 49: Country singer T. Graham Brown is 48. 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