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D6 Friday, May. 19,1995 The Salina Journal Wearing thin? A Letterman fan tells Dave to try something new By JOHN CARMAN The San Francisco Chronicle _ D avid Letterman is performing a medley of his greatest hits this week in London. His show is a familiar parade of Stupid Pet Tricks, a frolic through _ __ mmm ^^ mmmt town with Paul Shaf- comment t eating binge with Zsa Zsa Gabor, big Top Ten List productions and comedy bits with Sirajul, Mujibur and Calvert DeForest. Looking to pump up his ratings back in the States — there's nary a Nielsen household in Britain — he's even played his trump card in bringing his mother, Dorothy, along on the trip. It has all worked in the past. Stupid Pet Tricks will draw a crowd as long as dogs are willing to chase their own tails or stand on their hind legs to push strollers, which is forever. And it's funny to see Zsa Zsa sink her incisors into mounds of french fries. Of course, it was funnier the first time, when Letterman and Gabor made a fast-food-hell tour a year ago in Los Angeles, during the "Late Show's" last FILE PHOTO David Letterman's weaknesses have been apparent during his trip to London this week. sweeps-month field trip. Letterman's mother, back in action after her Lillehammer Olympics exploits, is similarly yielding diminishing comedy returns. Is she having a good time, Letterman asked. "Oh, yes." Everything is "exquisite," "beautiful," "just lovely." Stonehenge rated a "wow." Letterman's London audiences have greeted all this with wild enthusiasm. They're not all British. The crowds are swelled by Americans living abroad and hungering for a little home cooking. What's most interesting about the London shows is that they represent the late-night star's response to the first trickle of trouble in his CBS career. Letterman's seemingly bulletproof image was punctured on Oscar night. He's been hurt by CBS's prime-time plunge. The Oklahoma bombing wasn't exactly a tonic for TV comedy. And Jay Leno, the living Timex, took his licking but now is ticking closer to Letterman's hindquarters. Ultimately, the worst problem may be Letterman's reluctance to veer, ever/from the dorky smart-ass persona that made him a star. I've been a Letterman fan and public booster for 15 years. I appreciate Letterman's act, but I also know that time is its enemy. He must trust himself to drop the comic pretense occasionally and let viewers glimpse a serious, or at least sincere, side of his personality. Along those lines, he has to demonstrate that he can draw his guests into an authentic talk-show give and take, rather than twisting every conversational strand into a set-up for a gag- But he's been all light banter with his guests in London. whaft going on 19 friday • Art reception: Exhibit by KWU students Kristen Lott and Jennifer Ross. 6:30-10 p.m., University Gallery.m Sams Hall at Kansas Wesleyan University. Free. Information: 827-5541 ext. 345. • Music: Art a la Carte, Roosevelt-Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band. 12:20 p.m., Campbell Plaza, 100 block S. Santa Fe. Free. Information: 826-7410. • Music: Ghost Himself, light rock & pop. 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. No cover charge. Information: 823-5093. • Atwood: Early Rod Run, street rod car show. Information: 626-3144. • Lindsborg: Folksingers Mike Mattson and Teresa Weaver. 9 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. No cover charge. Information: 227-2842. • Lindsborg: Red Baron Ambucs 15th Anniversary and Installation Celebration, 6 p.m., Hideaway Restaurant. Individual tickets off menu. Information: 227-2933. 22 monday • Public meeting: Salina City Commission. 4 p.m., room 200 (may be preceded by study session and/or public forum, room 202), City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. Information: 826-7250. • Brookvllle: Public meeting, Rural Fire District No. 3 Board of Trustees. 8 p.m., Brookville Fire Station. Information: 825-5506. • Gypsum: Public meeting, Southeast of Saline School Board. 7:30 p.m., School Board room, 5056 E. K-4 Highway. Information: 536-4291. • Lincoln: Lecture, "From Country Doc to Pioneer Surgeon: A Profile of Dr. A.C. Johnson." 7:30 p.m., Methodist Church Hall. Free. Information: 524-4744. • Lindsborg: Poetry readings by students of Patricia Traxler. 7:30 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. No cover charge. Information: 227-2842. 20 Saturday 23 tuesda / • Graduation: Brown Mackie College commencement. 1 p.m., Bicentennial Center Heritage Hall. Information: 8255422. • Workshop: Sesame Street PEP Workshop for child care professionals, sponsored by Smoky Hills Public TV. 8:30 a.m., Sunflower Bank Community Room, 2450 S. Ninth. Registration: $15. Reservations/information: 483-6990. • Atwood: Early Rod Run, street rod car show, festival, dance, drag races, poker run. Information: 626-3144. • Inman: Dulcimer Fusion, Dean and Renee Lippincott and Brent Pierce. 7 p.m., Penner Farm. Tickets: $6. Information: (316)585-2374. • Lindsborg: Tom Cannon and Idle Threats, bluegrass. 9 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. No cover charge. Information: 227-2842. • Lindsborg: Dr. Bruce Kahler discusses "Lessons from the Amish," 10:30 a.m., Social Science Building, Bethany College. Free. 21 Sunday • Graduation: Kansas Wesleyan University. 11 a.m. baccalaureate, 3 p.m. commencement, Sams Chapel in Pioneer Hall at KWU. Free. Information: 827-5541 ext. 345. • Graduation: Sacred Heart High School. 2 p.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral, 118 N. Ninth. Free. Information: 8274422. • Graduation: Salina South High School. 2 p.m., Bicentennial Center Arena. Information: 826-4766. • Graduation: Salina Central High School. 5 p.m., Bicentennial Center Arena. Information: 826-4751. • Graduation: Salina Area Vocational- Technical School. 8 p.m., Bicentennial Center Arena. Information: 825-2261. • Atwood: Early Rod Run, street rod car show, festival, dance, drag races, poker run. Information: 626-3144. • Gypsum: Graduation, Southeast of Saline High School. 2:30 p.m. at the school, 5056 E. K-4 Highway. Free. Information: 536-4286. • Lindsborg: Bethany College graduation. 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate, 3 p.m. Commencement, Presser Hall at Bethany College. Free. Information: 2273311 ext. 8121. Public meeting: Saline County Commission. 10 a.m., room 209, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. Information: 826-6540. • Public meeting: Salina School District Board of Education. 4 p.m., room 200, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. Information: 826-4700. • Public meeting: Salina-Saline County Board of Health. 4 p.m., Salina-Saline County Health Department, 125 W. Elm. Information: 826-6600. • Abilene: Walk-in health screening clinic by Colmery-O'Neil V.A. Medical Center of Topeka. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, 317 N. Spruce. Information: 272-3111. 24 Wednesday No events scheduled. 25 thursday • Open mike: For singers, poets, players and comics. 7-10 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. No cover charge. Information: 823-5093. • Public meeting: Salina Public Library Board of Trustees. 4 p.m., Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm. Information: 825-4624. • Abilene: Abilene Municipal Band Concert. Eisenhower Park. Information: 263-2231. • McPherson: U.S. Army Ground Forces Band, from Fort McPherson, Ga. 7:30 p.m., Brown Auditorium at McPherson College. Information: (316) 2412422. 26 friday tion: 674-5621. • Hillsboro: Folk Festival, carnival. Information: (316) 947-3506. • Lindsborg: Readings by Prof. Norm Schroder. 7:30 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. No cover charge. Information: 227-2842. • Little River: Little River Memorial Weekend. Information: (316) 897-6249. 27 Saturday • Festival: Prairie Festival 1995; seminars, music, speakers, barn dance. The Land Institute, 2440 E. Water Well Road. Registration: $12. Information: 823-5376. • Hill City: Solomon Valley Balloon Blast and Annual Alumni Weekend. Airport, downtown and fairgrounds. Information: 674-5621. • Hillsboro: Folk Festival, Dutch-German crafts, foods, music, carnival, fun run, fly-in, Softball and golf tournaments, historical tours, games. Free, entry fee for some events. Information: (316) 9473506. • Little River: Little River Memorial Weekend. Information: (316) 897-6249. • Little River: Suicide Trail Run, 5k and 10k runs, 20-mile bike, Pony Express relay, street dance. Information: (316)897-6643. • Mankato: Dance to Rich Thomas and the Last Chance Band. 9 p.m.-midnight, National Guard Armory. Admission: $5 couples, $3 singles. Information: 3783790. • Moundrldge: Black Kettle Festival, fun run, parade, arts and crafts, enger- tainment, games, barbecue, street dance. All day. Admission button: $3. Information: (316) 345-6317. • Wakefleld: Community-wide yard/garage sales. Information: 4645594. • Wakefleld: Wakefield High School Alumni Banquet. 7 p.m., Wakefield School Gymnasium. Tickets: $6.50. Information: 461-5434, 926-3881, 461-5439. 28 Sunday • Festival: Prairie Festival 1995; seminars, music, speakers, nature walks. The Land Institute, 2440 E. Water Well Road. Registration: $12; organic lunch $7 extra. Information: 823-5376. • Clay Center: Cross Road Days; model trains, classic cars, historical demonstrations, Clay County family tree. 1-5 p.m., Clay County Museum, 2121 Seventh St. Admission: $1, $2 for family. Information: 632-3786. • Hill City: Solomon Valley Balloon Blast and Annual Alumni Weekend. Airport, downtown and fairgrounds. Information: 674-5621. • Hillsboro: Folk Festival, Dutch-German crafts, foods, carnival, bicycle races, historical tours, games, Jugendverein musical program. Free, entry fee for some events. Information: (316) 9473506. • Little River: Little River Memorial • Festival: Prairie Festival 1995; gathering and campfire. 6:30 p.m., The Land Institute, 2440 E. Water Well Road. Information: 823-5376. • Music: The Brand New Band, country, pop & blues. 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Coffee Gallery, 104 S. Fifth. No cover charge. Information: 823-5093. • Poetry readings: Readings about "Light" by poets Hariey Elliott, Patricia Traxler, Ruth Moritz and Lori Brack. 8 p.m., Third and Ash. Free. Information: 827-1431. • HIILCity: Solomon Valley Balloon Blast and Annual Alumni Weekend. Airport, downtown and fairgrounds. Informs- Fresh New Decorations Just In! ABC to rely on veterans in fall; •'My So-Called Life' won't be coming back N EW YORK — Goodbye, Andy Griffith, Hello, Betty White and Tony Danza and Marie Osmond. ABC announced this week that it is bringing eight new shows to its 1995-96 lineup, starring such prime-time veterans as White, . Osmond, Danza, Mark Harmon and William Devane. Other shows will feature standup comics Drew Carey and Jeff Foxworthy in their own series. Meanwhile, the death knell was sounded for "My So-Called Life," whose small but loyal viewership had clung to hopes for its reprieve. Absent as well from the new schedule were Griffith's "Matlock," which first aired in 1986, and "The Commish," with Michael Chiklis. "Sister, Sister," "Me and the Boys," "All-American Girl," "Thunder Alley" and "Extreme"' were also canceled. ABC also canceled the low-rated "Day One," cutting the network's weekly prime-time magazines to "20-20" and "PrimeTime Live." That's down from four magazines (including the shortlived "Turning Point") just a year ago. ABC, this season's rating champ, is holding its ground on Sunday and Friday, but it revamped Thursday in the face of murderous competition from NBC. ABC's new Thursday drama block begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time with "Charlie Grace," which goes up against NBC's hit "Friends" and newcomer "The Single Guy." The ABC series stars Harmon (last seen in "Reasonable Doubts") as a dry-witted Los Angeles cop turned private eye with an ex-wife and a 12-year-old daughter he adores. At 8 p.m., "The Monroes" battles NBC's top-rated "Seinfeld" and new "Caroline in the City." It stars Devane ("Knots Landing") as the patriarch of a large and powerful family whose political aspirations and personal agendas frequently collide. Finally, at 9 p.m., "Murder One" is the latest from producer Steven Bochco ("NYPD Blue, "L.A. Law"). Facing NBC's blockbuster "ER," this legal drama will follow one case for an entire season, from the perspective of Ted Hoffman (Daniel Benzali), a high- priced lawyer renowned as a defender of suspects accused of first- degree murder. ABC's other new series, all sitcoms, include: • "Hudson Street." Danza ("Who's the Boss?") plays a .divorced cop who meets an ambitious, idealistic crime reporter, played by Lori Loughlin ("Full House"). Romance ensues. (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) • "The Drew Carey Show." Carey, former co-star of NBC's "The Good Life," plays an everyday, working-class guy struggling to stay financially and romantically afloat in the perplexing '90s. (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) • "Wilde Again." Tea Leoni ("Flying Blind") stars as Nora Wilde, a former photojournalist and socialite who is forced to get a job as a tabloid photographer covering the rich and famous. (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.) • "Maybe This Time." Osmond stars as a recently divorced mom whose daughter and live-in mother, played by White ("The Golden Girls"), try to persuade her \o give love another chance. Meanwhile, this three-generation family of mothers and daughters lives, works and learns together. (Saturday, 7 p.m.) • "Somewhere in America!'" Foxworthy (whose catch phrase on the standup circuit is: "you know you're a redneck if .;$) stars as a happily married man with two daughters, a construction business, down-home humor and common-sense perspective. (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.) exhibits ABILENE • EISENHOWER CENTER: 'The Commanders: Paintings of Elsenhower, Churchill and Hitler," featuring 25 oil paintings by Dwlght Elsenhower, Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler and others on loan from personal collections, ends Oct. 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. seven days a week. Museum admission: $2 adults, $1.50 senior citizens over 61 and free for children 15 and under. No charge for home, library, visitor center and Place of Meditation. • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Exhibit of Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton's artworks, "The Art of Living and Aging," ends Saturday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. X COLBY • PRAIRIE MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY: Quilt exhibit, "History Through The Eyes of Women," through Oct. 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1905 S. Franklin. Admission: $4 adults, $1 cents for children 6 to 16, members free. GOODLAND • CARNEGIE ARTS CENTER: "By a Clearer Light: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary ot the National Park Service," featuring 25 photographs by David Halpem, the national parks artist-in-residence, ends May 28. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. 120 W. 12th. Free. LlNDSBORG • BIRGER SANDZEN MEMORIAL GALLERY: The Blrger Sandzen Memorial Exhibition continues with The Middle Years, 1921-1939, which ends Aug. 27. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Cost: $2 adults, 50s cents students in grades 1-12. • FORSBERG GALLERY: "Retirement Retrospective," and exhibit of watercolors by Jack O'Neal of Overland Park, ends May 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Free. • HIDEAWAY: Complete collection of graphite drawings, titled "The Occupational Nightmare Series," by the late Pat Hays of Hutchlnson on display through May. • MINGENBACK ART CENTER: "Recent Work," featuring pottery by Ray Kahmeyer of Lindsborg, ends May 30. Bethany College. Free. LOGAN • DANE G. HANSEN MUSEUM: Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, "Strength and Diversity: Japanese American Women 1885-1990," features memorabilia, photographs, literary and artistic works and oral histories of Japanese American women. Ends June 25. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. RUSSELL • DEINES CULTURAL CENTER: Exhibit by Russell area artists ends June 4. Hours: 1-5 p.m. dally except Monday. Free. SAUNA • BLUESTEM GALLERY: "Flesh and Bone - Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust," an exhibit of mixed media works by Ed Zoch of Salina, ends May 28. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 636 E. Iron. For appointments, call 826-9816. Free. • KANSAS WESLEY AN UNIVERSITY GALLERY: Senior Krlsten Lott and Salina artist and Wesleyan student Jennifer Ross will exhibit artwork beginning today and ending May 26. Reception: 6:30-10 p.-m. today, Sams Hall of Fine Arts. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. • SALINA POST OFFICE: The Earth as Art/Art From the Earth," a Salina Art Center outreach exhibitor) module designed by artist Julie Britton of Lincoln, features rocks, woods and text panels tells the story of American artists who participated In the Earth art movement In the 1960s and 1970s. Kansas artists who use native materials also are featured. Through May. . • SALINA ART CENTER: "Glow", a light Installation by Cathy Lynn Gasser of Lawrence, is visible after sunset outside the old Union Pacific depot and office build; Ing at Third and Ash. . ';•,, At the gallery, "Prairie: Image and Word," features • photos of three Kansans - Terry Evans of Salina, Edward Sturr of Manhattan and Larry Schwarm of Emporia - and words by poet Hariey Elliott of Salina and of pioneers and historical figures, naturalists, contemporary writers and Native Americans. .-'. Also, "Kansas Watercolor Society Invitational," features the best work of the state watercolor society. Ends June 18. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, until;? p.m. Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 242 S. Santa Fe. Free. • SALINA PUBLIC LIBRARY: "Baseball Memorabilia," courtesy ot The Comer Shop, through May. Starting Monday, the traveling exhibit, "Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education, In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality," is pn display through Monday. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondaj': Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 301 W. Elm. <&* DICKINSON THEATRES S 3 50 "A TENSE TERRIFICALLY FUNNY ACTION DAZZLER!" - Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE lEIRiMY SAMUEL L JACKS0M • ^ Mid-State;/ Fri. (*4:20)-7:00-9:35 Sat. (*1:45-*4:20)-7:00-9:35 Sun. (*1:45-*4:20)-7:00 Mon.-Wed. (*5:00)-7:35 Thurs. (*4:20)-7:00-9:35; ij ti :lr Ini-UHii Quit Fm ill Auilir tl 'Tic Sum Cuii' a=r\ Frl.(*4:45)-7:15-9:15 ^ . Sat.("2:00-'4:45)-7:15-9:15 ^Sun.('2:00-'4:45)-7:15 Mon.-Wed. 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