The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on December 1, 1991 · Page 23
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'Nurses' strikes heart and your funnybone In one of my program reviews earlier this television season, I said comedian Tim Allen must be a pretty good salesman. That's because he apparently convinced someone quite well with his stand-up act... well enough to get his own show, "Home Improvement" on ABC. But he's not the only one of his kind to have his own television Vehicle. Read on to find out more. "Nurses" 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, NBC (WTHR, channel 13, Indianapolis) Comedian Jeff Altman steals the show in this half-hour sitcom, set in a hospital in Miami. He plays [Greg, an oversexed prankster ;who's also a Vietnam veteran. •', Altman's a veteran of many : wacky commercials. He's been given a more mature, melting.'pot-type supporting cast than ;Allen ... three of Allen's co-stars are children, but others in the "Nurses" cast are Stephanie Hodge as Sandy, Arnetia Walker as Annie, Mary Jo Keenen as Julie, Ada Maris as Gina, Kenneth David Oilman as Dr. Hank Kaplan .and Carlos Lacamara as an orderly. I say melting-pot cast only to stress that executive producers Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas and Susan Harris have maintained the status quo of Miami's diverse iethnic background. Walker is black, and Maris and Lacamara portray characters of Latin American origin. Even airheads are Poetry contest OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Prizes totaling $12 will be awarded to more than 250 poets in the North American Open Poetry contest sponsored by the National Library of Poetry. Deadline is Dec. 31. Contest is open to everyone and entry is free. To enter, send one original poem, any subject and any style, to the National Library of Poetry, 11419 Cronridge Drive, Post Office Box 704-PN, Owings Mills, Md. 21117. The poem should be no more than 20 lines. The poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. By Mark Lyons represented, as Keenen's portrayal of Julie more than fits the bill. This one's peppered with rapid- fire one-liners, which seems to be the staple of the '90s sitcom. But it has the look (and some of the feel) of the ABC classic sitcom of the late '70s and early '80s, "Soap." It should ... creator Harris also had a hand in that, as did Witt and Thomas. After watching two episodes, I can say it gets you in the heart as well in the funnybone. Hodge and Walker give depth to their characters, which is one of the saving graces about "Nurses." It would impress me more, if not for all the ... for lack of a better word...clutter. It just seems too busy. 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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It's best to keep in mind today that everything has its price, even in dealings with very close friends. Don't ask for anything free nor offer anything free. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Don't be disappointed today where achievement is concerned. If you don't fulfill your intentions on the first try, a second effort should do the trick. By Bernice Bede Ospl Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) If you're realistic about objectives you hope to accomplish today, unnecessary disappointments can be avoided. Shoot neither above your goals nor below them. Aries (March 21-Aprll 19) In your present involvements, try not to bank too heavily on people you think will automatically do things for you. Even an old friend might let you down today. Taurus (April 20-May 20) People who don't know you well might make judgments today predicated on the type of company you keep. Don't put yourself in a position where you'll be linked to another's shortcomings. Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you Ourfami/y spended a wfee/cenc/at #ie Ramada! I We stfirrvroed in Spoo^wir/poofe^pfaved mirmysure parted a \ Mary tl/lerys Re rant (hercookir\9 v#& really gjw.O^tc mov/Jes^nd Mom and Va A danced <W l •fte band in ttanie/s /)en. Vvfehff go\nq bacK FREE ChrUlmu cm Wrapping QrwriO* forth* Second t?/t\\\t i can tard/ee Kids 18 & Under Free! Call For Reservations At: (219) 272-5220 IndUiu Only (BOO) 832-2324 Dinowun Exhibit Now-Feb. 23, 1992l| Stuibbikcr National Museum RAMADA 8 INNl 52890 U.S. 33, North of Cleveland Rd., South Bend, Indiana Frunk TALK OF THE TOWN From the LITTLE HOUSE: Last year, our Sunday School class decided to update the Christmas story and make it more contemporary. It worked out pretty well. The only thing I couldn't "buy" was when they had Joseph & Mary going to Bethlehem to attend a tax seminar! If I were a kid, I'd keep believing in Santa. Because the minute you stop believing, you get underwear. I've always believed that Our Legion's VIRGINIA SCHROLL puts out the best filet dinners in town .... Audrey Marler makes great "Scotch & Soda" punch (It contains no booze) ... New SJMH employees: Stephanie Morrow, Victoria Roudebush, Ken Savage, & Bari Simpson ... Gals, here's a holiday style tip. Head for Patti's Place & let JACKIE GILL show you those lovely dresses & gowns. (There's a large selection on sale, & she's open this afternoon) ... NED BOOKER tells us us that at one time there were 5 stone quarries. One was owned by Ole' Dave Foster. In passing: There are only 20 more shopping days 'till Christmas. Have you hugged your wallet today? ... You'll have more in that wallet if you have your cleaning done at Dan George's Southway Cleaners (West beside Williams Shoes) ...Lookin' thru a 1936 KHS Sargasso, I found these familiar names: Dick Donahue, Dick Whitley (our Kats' number- one fan), Susanne Hatton Hough, Tom Heckman (who built many quality homes), John Knipe (who had a flower shop here), Hub Waggaman (I think he's lived on Conradt Ave. since Dave Foster came down the Wildcat), & Mary Eileen Chaff in Shirley (Dr. Mike's mother)... There's always friendly service at KENT EVANS' package store. Let Kent build you a personalized gift basket of fine wines. ROGER STEPHEN (my Forest Park barber) says, "This Christmas parents will be giving funny-looking bears that talk back to funny-looking kids that talk back!" ... If you want the best in beef, pork, & chicken for your holiday dinners, head for HOWARD & VICKIE WHITE'S market (Morgan & Wash.) ... Marsha Santen is head of kids' services at our Library... RUSS MARSH reminds Desert Storm vets that they are eligible to become Legion members ... Happy Birthday today to Terri Lawson, Brenda Papacek, Lois Reed, & Julie Saulmon ... Great gift idea Leonard Felkey's book on the history of our library on sale for only 15 bucks ... And DON MOORE'S Rexall has many gift ideas, decorations, Hallmark cards, & Russell Stover candy (Open today at 9). PETE PIGEON says, "Happiness is sitting on a beach in Florida, holding a sea shell to your ear, & hearing a weather report from South Bend!'" ... Learned that Margi Johnson, head of our Chamber, is a Carroll High & IUK grad... If you'll take your photos, pictures, & memories to BRAD NEWTON & Kokomo Glass & Paint this week for framing, you can save 20% (They make ideal gift items) ... Enjoyed watching the Western frosh BB team last week. They're coached by Brent Rademacher & Dwight Singer. The pretty gal cheerleaders are Shannon Dennis, Jendy Cooper, Melissa Moore, Kelly Webster, Steph Fike & Kari Thomas.. Instant thot: Anyone who doesn't make the same mistake twice isn't gettin' the full use of it... And you'd be making one if you don't head for GREG SHELINE'S Lord-Jons this afternoon for a homemade taco or full Mexican dinner... Congrats to Jimmy Rayl for being conductd into I.U.'s Hall of Fame. Can you imagine how many points the "Splendid Splinter" would have made if the 3 point rule would have been in effect? The late Bob Ford gave Jim that nickname. My grandkids are truly optimists. They hang out their stockings for Santa on Columbus Day! ... You can be optimistic too if you list your home with Heart Land Realtors (BOB DOWNEY & JOE ADAMS). And they're looking for good folks to join their sales team ... In parting: Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.... Blue Skies ... GREG operate along the lines of least resistance today, not much of significance is likely to be accomplished. It will take a sustained effort to win rewards. Cancer (June 21-July 22) You may have enough trouble trying to manage your own resources today without attempting to do the same for another. Think twice before volunteering to do so. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) There is a possibility you could be both a slow starter and an ineffective finisher today; you may not treat serious matters with the respect they deserve. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Even though what you attempt to do today will be done for the good of the majority, it isn't likely that your methods or results will win approval. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) This might not be a good time to bring a proposal you re sponsoring to the attention of your close friends — if it will cost them money. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Unfortunately, associates' timing might not be in sync with yours today. But attempting to alter their pace to your satisfaction might not work. Find a middle ground. TONIGHT 7:00 WRTV/6 lAT.-UN 2:00 T" j-^ "'"''"'""•'''• rl ' > " 11 UMM. UN Ml 4:30,7:100:30 I*'*"" 10 * "ekttimov bcpuicnoud faronvotfodovTiRowi 1 ""•""•"•*•• MARTIN SCORSESE'S CAPE FEAR Jodie Foster Dianne Wiest _ /IN AMERICAN CHOCK MORRIS MS WEST fRl UT.-SIIII. 141, S:N. 7:M. 1:1 S MT.-SM. 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 7:15, 9:15 SAT.-SUN. 2:00-4:4S-7:15-9:30 "ONE OFTHE VERY FINEST FILMS OF ALL TIME, ***** I - SISKHI. & KBEHT 2 • Mike Clark, USA TODAY MMEjP PiriUKl s Beauty^-h'Beast 'and thej SAUIM. 12:30,1:00, 2:30, 3:00,4:30, 5:00,1:45, 7:00, 8:45, 9:00 Laughter and tears. Tragedy and triumph. They lived it all. For the boys. FORTHE BOYS SAT. SUN. 2:00, 5:00, 8:00

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