Asheville Citizen-Times from Asheville, North Carolina on September 10, 1994 · Page 17
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Saturday, September 10, 1994
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A F o r teens f : , -t, t i , J: ; U ; Jl. V 1 . ON THE TUBE NBCs "Blossom" returns for its fifth season Sept 22 at 8:30 p.m. The half-hour comedy about a family coping with the Joys and frustrations of life's milestones -marriage, motherhood, leaving home and that all important senior year in high school - stars (front, from left) Jenna von Oy, Mayim Bialik, Courtney Chase, Joey Lawrence, (back, from left) Samaria Graham, Michael Stoyanov, Ted Wass and Finola Hughes. niT1lfa(HHf737tttl7TnT3 13 on cro cscid ejdh Dd After a year of service, it's on to other things . for the county's '94 Junior Miss, Lori Carter By Lydia Canington STAFF WRITER It's been one hectic summer for 18-year-old Lori Carter. The Erwin High School grad, who was ' salutatorian of her class, worked most of the season with Champions Cheerleaders, helping lead camps in North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. At the same time she was preparing to enter Wake Forest University where she's studying speech communications on the George Foster Hankins academic scholarship. "I was so busy this summer, but I was getting paid for something I love to do," said, Carter, the daughter of Billy and Tommie Carter. "I think my being away so much -got my parents adjusted to that fact that I ' want be home next year." Carter is also wrapping up a year's reign as Buncombe County Junior Miss. - That title comes to an end Saturday when Carter will be back in Asheville to crown a new Junior Miss. Formerly called the - -Young Woman of the . Year program, Junior Miss is a scholarship program for high school age girls. Twenty-three young women are participating in Saturday's program. As the 1994 Junior Miss, Carter has spent the year working with area elementary school students through a motivational program called "Be Your Best Self." IF YOU'RE GOING . Twenty-three young women representing six : Buncombe County high schools will compete in the 1995 Buncombe County . Junior Miss Program, formerly the Buncombe County Young Woman of the Year program, on Saturday. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at Owen High School Auditorium. Admission is $5. Participants will be judged in five categories: scholastics, panel evaluation, which involves a 10-minute interview; physical fitness; creative and performing arts; and presence and compo- -sure. According to Chairman Lisa Laney, the 1989 Buncombe County Junior Miss, the program is designed to help See If on page 6C f 1 " 1 I V . - - J 'If2 i --- , 1 -v r JOHN COUTLAKlSCrriZEN-TIMES "The program encourages them to be the best they can - to do their best in school, to stay away from drugs. It's a real self esteem ; builder," Carter said. , . ; ' - . - The highlight of Carter's reign was representing Buncombe County at the state Junior Miss program held in February in Greensboro. At the end of the seven-day program, which included hours of rehearsal and a nerve- r wracking interview on current events with a . panel of judges, Carter placed third runner-up overall among 30 contestants and won three . preliminary awards in fitness, scholastics, and creative and performing arts, for her dance routine with two self-designed mannequins. See Goodbye on page 6C Above: Lori Carter stretches out during . rehearsals for the 1995 Buncombe County , Junior Miss Program, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Owen High School. Lori never took formal lessons, but developed a real talent for dance during her more than 10 years of cheer-leading. Right: Lori Carter presents West Buncombe Elementary student Amber Phillips with a flower during a classroom visit last spring. As the 1994 Buncombe County Junior . Miss, Carter spent many hours in the schools presenting the motivational program "Be Your Best Self." i . ' DEBBIE CHASE-JENNINGSCITIZEN-TIMES When we asked "What Do You Think?" about the photo of the ; Luceti twins and whether or not schools should have dress codes in last Saturday's EXTRA! section, we had no idea what a stir we'd cause among our readers. So big a stir, that our answering machine mal- ' functioned because it couldn't record all the messages from callers wanting to voice their opinions. Still, plenty of you were able to , get through. Many called to say clothing is a matter of expression for teens and that it has nothing to do with what or how they learn. Others called to say they think students should be wearing uniforms to school. And some called to say they think the two Georgia high school students are just plain dumb. Following are some of those comments. Thanks for calling. LYDIA CARRINGTON EDITOR, TEEN EXTRA! Two slobs. I was raised during the Depression. These people shouldn't be allowed in school. I think they're a couple of jerks. I also think their parents should be blamed too." William Egler Asheville "I see nothing wrong with those clothes. I see nothing wrong with any type of clothes. I think it's what's in the head that counts. Several years ago we got on the long hair and the hippies, but everything passes away. I don't think there's anything wrong with it I don't think children are doing anything but saying 'Hey, look at me.' I think maybe we ought to pay a little more attention to our children." Haywood and Marjorie Stewart Ashevffle "Yes, schools should have dress codes. 7 : I) I THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twins Alan, left, and Zachary Luceti wear the baggy pants that got the Georgia 16-year-olds sent home for being In violation of the school's dress code. If you dress sloppy, your attitude's going : to be sloppy. The two people look like they're very sloppy and that they could care less. That's not what we want our young people to think." , Car! Lad "I wouldn't agree with dress codes. To some point we need them, but school codes are sometimes too picky or snobby. Unless it's racially or environmentally -inappropriate, we should be able to wear what we want." ; Scott Vandermeer, 14 ; Asheville "I believe they absolutely should. But I think parents need to be able to have dress codes as well. The kids are only going to go out of the house if the parents let them. If they go out with their . , See Dress on page 3C ! Top singles Following are the nation's best-selling singles as they appear in next week s issue of Billboard magazine: 1. T0 Make Love to You," Boyz II Men 2. HStay (I Missed You)," Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories 3. "$trokYopUp," Changing Faces 4. "When Can I See You," Babyface 5. "Wild Night," John Mellencamp & Me'Shell Ndegeocello 6. "Endless Love," Luther Vandross & Marian Carey 7. "Fantastic Voyage," Coolio 8. "CaRYo Feel the Love Tonight," Elton John 9. MAKIWannaDo,"Sheryl Crow 10. Thls D J.," Warren G. Do the fair The North Carolina Mountain State Fair wraps up its five-day run Saturday and Sunday at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher near the Asheville Regional Airport Fair admission is $4. Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Raise your voice The AshevHIe Youth Choral Society will hold ' auditions for the fall sea son from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Youth Building of Beverly Hills Baptist Church, 777 ii Tunnel Road, Asheville. . The choral group is open to students in grades 9-12 or in their first two years of college. Call Director Patty Hickey, 253-4311, for more information. On the club scene Alternative Pub, ' 633 Merrimon Ave. Saturday: Squeal, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday: Open Jam, sound and lighting equipment provided, 9:30 p.m., $2. Friday. Cuttln' Heads, great innovative rock, 9:30 p.m. Be Here Now, 5 Biltmore Ave. Saturday: Southern Culture on the Skids, high energy, Southern-fried, dance rock, 9:30 p.m., $8. Monday: David Wilcox, 9 p.m., $8. Thursday: ftytf Mice, psychedelic blue-grass, 9 p.m., $5. Gatsbs, Lexington and Walnut Saturday: Charlie's On Acid, alternative. Wednesday. Voodoo Birds. Thursday Cuttln Heads. Let us hear from you Newt Cool is a weekly listing of stuff for teens. To submit an item, send it to: Lydia Carrington, Asheville Citizen-Times, P.O. Box 2090, Asheville, N.C. 28802. Or FAX to 251-0585. LET'S Buying an image n Jeremy Fisher ROBERSON HIGH SCHOOL iW73n nvp vnn Rppn that npnml enmmorMa . r from Yikes? If not, IH try to describe it the best I can. This kid is sitting in class, laying J ' back and just generally being cool (for a fifth-grader). The 13 strange thing is he's wearing extremely bright and colorful clothing while everything and everybody else is in black and white. He casually tosses a Yikes brand pencil to a pal who gapes as he trans forms into a tie-dyed cool guy. Soon the kid has passed the pencil across the class, where everybody turns into a cool kid with groovy clothes. When his teacher tries though, nothing . . . , happens. The announcer finishes out the fiesta of i stupidity with the phrase "There are some things even Yikes can't change." , .: V . , Just what we needed to know - after thousands of hair-styling products, skin conditioners, clothing : gimmicks, mood cassettes, cars and various other . : things we use to "improve our image" - all we ever needed was a pack of 99 cent pencils! Wow, are our faces red. Hundreds of thousands of businesses ; , ; , . prepare for collapse as the goliath Yikes corpora-tion crushes them and rules the entire business world. . t ' , . . , Or not. This style of advertising is everywhere. There is just so incredibly much of it that we don't notice anymore. Instead of "Yikes pencils now have colorful, attractive art on them that adds to the visual pleasure while improving work prowess," it's "Hey man, buy a pencil or be a social outcast." . . The commercial world tries to get us to believe that their products will improve your image, that if ' See Talk on page 2C niim iimnr; 'Milk Money' it t K ow far would you go to find a new mother? This is supposed to be the question asked by the new film "Milk Money." But the "search for a new mother" theme is often obscured by a more obvious attempt to . - appeal to the adult sense of humor. Despite the movie's heavy sexual reference, it's still very funny. Somewhere beneath the coarse . ; humor, there is a genuinely good story that is not too hard to understand. ; Michael Patrick Carter stars as Frank, a young middle school-age boy who lives with his absent-minded and environ mentally-conscious dad, Tom (Ed Harris) in the stereotypically picture-perfect suburbs of a large . city. ' . : s Frank and his two best friends, Brad and Kevin realize one day that their sexual education thus far has been entirely uninformative, and so they , . decide to pool their resources and venture forth into the city to hire a prostitute to show them what their textbooks do not , .- ; Enter V (Melanie Griffith), a classy call girl with a heart of gold. She ends up staying at Frank's house, and, naturally failing for his dad. The rest of the movie of course you'll have to find See Money on page 6C Rebecca Causey NORTH BUNCOMBE HIGH SCHOOL i - - "TTT! IkiT pic n IRES

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