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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Saturday, February 16, 1985
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Green Bay Press-Gazette Saturday, Feb. 16, 1985 A-7 SceimeIEimtottanimiiMeimil: w Desss Sports coverage gets bounced f. sTTTr Gcrds Warren Gerds is critic-at-large of the Press-Gazette Depending on your point of view, good news or bad news lies ahead in some developments in local TV. No. 1, Channel 1 1 is saying "pass" this year to carrying the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association basketball tournament coverage. For followers of the station's NBC soap operas and evening shows, that's good news. None of their stuff is getting bumped by high school basketball this year, and they won't have to holler at Channel 11 for the pre-emptions. "It was tough pre-empting that much," says Dave Komisar, -program director. "It was 18 hours of prime time that we pre empted" He also cited costs. Channel 11 won't have to contend with basketball fans' wrath over the state tournament. That's because independent Channel 32 is picking up all the public school action offered from Madison. Included are the finals in the three classes of the girls tournament March 9 and everything from the boys tourney March 14 through 16. However, no station at present plans coverage of the boys sectionals at Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena. Channel 11 had televised key games from the sectionals in recent years, but it has dropped coverage plans this year. That may cause some ire, -especially among the area schools which make it that far. Komisar says the station will review its decision in the future and "possibly get back into it in the upcoming years." Meantime, there's more news on the high school tournament level: The Wisconsin Independent Schools Athletic Association is getting some tourney coverage, and Channel 5 will carry two games. They are the Class A girls and boys finals taking place Sunday afternoon, March 3, in Milwaukee. There's no problem with Channel 5 pre-empting ABC's United States Football League coverage that day. As previously announced, the station bowed out of the package this season. Most games will still be carried. Independent Channel 26 will broadcast them. It was the only local station which sought the package. - The season starts Feb. 24, and Channel 26 will show 10 of the regular-season games. Three will be pre-empted for Milwaukee -Brewers baseball telecasts. ' And that leads us into more 8port8-on-TV news: More Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks basketball games are scheduled. The pay-cable Sportsvue network had cut into Channel 26's broadcasts. Now that Sportsvue is dead, Channel 26 is being offered and it's taking additional broadcasts. There will be six additional Bucks games on before the season ends, while the Brewers TV schedule has increased by 16 to 54, beginning with a pre-season game March 10. Channel 26 also has its second talk show on the Brewers slated for Tuesday. The program, now called "Hot Stove League Talkin' Brewer Baseball" and expanded to an hour, will air at about 9 p.m., following the Bucks New York Knicks telecast. 0 iKN ' (ft waHMrnaniiffliMi mmvii juMnanmniii w witit h if mn iwf 0 -K . '''' -PK I if Free throw: Becky Blacharczyk of Holy Cross aims watches with anticipation and then exults as the ball goes through the hoop. Making the grade B y, i .. a...WllAi5i; niiiiiinri ni ' liiiimm mini Rebound: Melissa Mielke, left, of St. Joseph's, takes the ball away from Marie Peterson, center, and Nicole Aller of St. Philip's. Girls basketball in this area continues to get better. One reason iss the improved feeder programs such as the 6th Grade Parochial League. Recently, six schools played in the Squires Circle Tournament at Bay Port High School. It isn't the highest caliber of basketball, of course. But the players make up for it in their enthusiasm. While there are double dribbles, wild passes and wild shots in abundance, there i are also good passes and good shots. The scores are usually very close. This is part of the next crop of high school players. fx jr--i if. sv - ;;t hjs w - Press-Gazette photos by Russ Krlwanek Coaching: Mike Culligan of Annun- struction during a time out during ciation gives his players some in- the 6th Grade tournament. 'Neptune Factor' to put America on new course, astrologer says By Alice Paulsen Of the Press-Gazette In case you didn't know, the planet Neptune entered the zodiac sign of Capricorn on Jan. 20, 1984. It will be in that position until 1998, not to reoccur for another 164 years. The last period was 1820-1834. That means a lot to people like Stan Barker, a 28-year-old Chicago astrologer and author of "The Signs of the Times." His theory the Neptune Factor is that those 14 years signal a new direction for America. During that time, Neptune will influence us socially, politically, economically and morally. Events occur on a predictable schedule, he says. His book, subtitled "The Neptune Factor and America's Destiny," finds parallels between 300 years of U.S. history and Neptune's movement through the 12 astrological signs. Based on that, Barker says Neptune's arrival in Capricorn will trigger: Increased U.S. intervention in Latin America. When Neptune was in Capricorn or its related sign of Cancer, the Monroe Doctrine was written and President Teddy Roosevelt developed his "big stick" policy, sending U.S. troops into Latin America. "Now we have El Salvador, the Honduras, Nicaragua and we had the invasion of Grenada," Barker says. More farm protests. Capricorn is an earth sign, he explains. When Neptune is in an earth sign, farmers band together to force improvements. Return to traditional family values and patriotism. Capricorn is the "father sign" and Cancer is the "mother sign." Marriage rates can be expected to soar. The spotlight will be on a new baby boom and businesses and services which cater to children. Barker says President Reagan was re-elected because he best embodied the qualities of a father and patriot. Expansion of the high-tech revolution. The last time Neptune moved into Capricorn, the industrial revolution was launched. Resurgence in the Democratic Party. When Neptune last was in Capricorn, Barker says, the Democratic Party was formed. He predicts Democrats will survive a shake-up to once again become responsive to the average American, a strategy guaranteed to help the party's candidates in the next 13 years. Barker says Neptune in Capricorn merely predicts trends, not specific events and dates. "And I'm not saying Neptune causes these things to happen, but it's a sign like a street sign. You know where you are. It tells you that this is a period when these things will be happening." He wrote the book to document the repetition of history and lifestyles as they relate to his Neptune Factor. He also hopes people , y I in iirnliniii"- ' JmmmM Stan Barker Cites Neptune influence will heed the warnings "and find more positive solutions to the problems in this country and the world." Barker tolerates skepticism to a point. He dismisses the arguments of coincidence, natural progression and other forces. "If people don't believe in the existence of astrology or the Neptune Factor, they're almost saying they don't believe in American history . . . The two are intertwined." The Magic Show' is featured at the Carlton tonight Three Wisconsin club owners who like doing magic are joining for "The Magic Show" today at the Carlton Celebrity Room. There is one show, beginning at 8 p.m., and the Carlton says more than 700 tickets have been sold in advance. The show is a co-promotion by the Carlton and the magicians, each of whom has a following in his home area. , Jim Metz of Little Chute features some routines made famous by Harry Houdini, including the "Metamorphosis," transporting himself from one place to another. Bruce Weber, who performs at his Ra Dini club in St. Germain, will do such things as "cut" his wife in pieces and make her vanish. Tommy Van, who operates the Lucky Lady at Maribel, will do assorted sleight-of-and-hand and vanishing tricks. Also on the show is area comedian Larry Wilson. Record shop owner salutes rock videos for renewed interest in classical music RACINE (AP) Ralph Schoenleben's affection for classical music is paying dividends, and he says television deserves much of the credit despite TV's recent emphasis on video rock. Television is promoting music more than ever, and that means good business for the record shop he acquired 29 years ago after making a living selling articles to nationally circulated magazines, he said. The medium, he said, has helped expose "a group of blockbuster artists," from opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti to concert violinist It-zhak Perlman. "They have revitalized the industry in that they not only sell their own things but generate a whole new interest in classical music. In the case of somebody like Perlman, he has become a kind of cult figure," he said. Schoenleben's record store moved 10 years ago to an address sandwiched between a shoe repair shop and a beauty parlor. Its wood bins contain records from jazz and symphony to pop and rock. It sells disc equipment and other transistorized gear. It is also a place to talk with someone who has more than a casual familiarity with Bach or Beethoven, and whose knowledge of literature also makes him a conversationalist on Zola or Voltaire. "I think a business or some place of daily association is very important for old people," Schoenleben, 69, told, an interviewer. "When you are denied it, you dry up." The shop and a book he has spent 18 months writing are "it for the rest of my life," he said. "I have told many people who want to buy (the shop) I would keep it till I was 100, then retire to rhase women," he said. "I survive by having all the th'ngs you cannot get elsewhere," he said, explaining he stocks more classical music than his competitors. For 29 years, he has also been a disc jockey. He broadcasts a three-hour classical music program Sunday nights. "I love it," he said. "That, to me, is what golf is to the next guy." "I love it more and more as I get older," he said. "You get lazier as you get older, and radio forces you to be alert." "I look on it as something of public value, and 1 push matters of culture value," he said. "I have a sort of formula, which is to play the finest music; no compromise." . s

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