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4 WEDNESDAY. APRIL 11, 2001 APPLAUSE THE SALINA JOURNAL Despite long odds, the spunky series succeeds By RICKKUSHMAN Sacramento Bee Say you're the star or creator of one of TVs best new shows, a quirky, invigorating little hour with wit and heart and barrels of entertainment value. And say your show is as laced with clever pop culture and literary references as it is vsdth breathtakingly quick dialogue and subtle emotions. And that it's got everything: great writing, great cast, even a great premise. And one more thing: Say critics love your show, I mean absolutely love it. It makes every Top 10 Ust in the country and ranks fourth in a poll of America's critics by Electronic Media magazine, ahead of shows like "ER" and "Friends" and just about everything else. You'd be happy, right? Completely thrilled. You'd be counting the years you're going to spend on this series and the many ways you're going to eryoy fame and fortune and, most of all, doing this great show. Right? Of course not. Life is never that easy. In other words, welcome to Hollywood. Or, as it's known on the Warner Bros, lot, the set of "Gilmore Girls," a razor-sharp, absolutely endearing hour that may have the worst time slot on television. "Gilmore Giris" airs at 7 p.m.CDT Thursdays on the WB, which is a worse problem than even the show's name. This is not about prematurely worldly teenage girls in tight plaid skirts; it just sounds like that. This is about a really smart- but-young mom, her smarter teen daughter — the Gilmores, still kinda girls, get it? — and a bizairrely adorable town. It's the story of Lorelai (Lauren Graham), 32, and her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), 16 — Lorelai had her young; do the math — who Uve in the Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, where there is a festival for everything, wakes for cats and the owner of a greasy-spoon coffee shop is a health nut. Lorelai moved there when she got pregnant and fought with her snooty, old-money parents (Ed Hermann and Kelly .Bishop) who, really, were mostly scared for her. But, anyway, the town became family for the Gilmore girls, and the quaint inn that Lorelai now manages became home with its brilliant but accident-prone chef, its French- accented concierge with all the warmth of a French concierge and its produce supplier who takes great pride in his vegetables. Rory has her sights set on Harvard, Lorelai borrowed money from her parents to send Rory to a prep school and now the older Gilmores want back in the gills' life. What we get is small, sweet stories with no villains, and the conflicts come from well-drawn, if slightly odd characters. If all Digitally Programmable I Hj^^'' this sounds a bit too twee, the writing is clever and furious, and short of "The West Wmg," there's nothing on TV that flies by with such speed and wit. OK, so say you're Lauren Graham and you're on this great show. There's just this one little problem: You're up against a mammoth hit. Nothing less than "Friends." That's been the most popular comedy and the top-rated 8 p.m. series in America for, what, 100 years? Who doesn't watch "Friends"? WB tries to help. It airs an episode recap midway through the show so people switching over from NBC can catch up. That's a good idea because ratings jump almost 30 percent after "Friends." Or they did. In January, CBS waded in. CBS restarted a little number called "Survivor" at 7 p.m. Thursdays, and we got television's biggest war maybe ever. It's tribal councils vs. super-sized "Friends," and the battleships are blazing away while you're just trying not to get swamped. There's all that noise going on while you're trying to tell quiet, smart stories. So what do you do now? "I have no idea," Graham says. "If this were Las Vegas, I'd be going, 'I'm out. I fold. No one beats the house.'" Or what if you're Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator and executive producer of the show. How would you react? "Crying a lot," she says. What does she expect to happen to "Gilmore Girls"? "HEimmered," she says. "KiUed." You know what? No. "Gilmore Girls" survived the February sweeps battles and its ratings have grown steadily — if unspectacularly by the standards of the big networks — to double WB's time slot n\imbers from last year. The WB is showing its faith in the series. It announced "Gilmore Girls" would be renewed for next season. Meanwhile, the network is airing reruns from earlier in the season at on Mondays, and has been trying to run new episodes when the Thursday competition is the softest. At the Warner Bros, studio, which, like the WB network, is owned by AOL-Time Warner, the bosses are lining up to be supportive. "We love this show," Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth said. 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Adlf .2114 CALL ME Outgoing, self-confident SWf- 36,5'6',175lbs., reddish-brown hair, green eyes, enjoys reading, outdoors, fishing, camping, animals, ISO self-confident 21 -38. Ad#.2111 ALWAYS SIIAILING Easygoing, fun WF, 28, 5'3", sandy blond hair, green eyes, full-figured, mom, good listener, employed, enjoys malls, movies, friends and family. ISO easygoing, fun-loving, spontaneous WM, 28-38, who's family-oriented, for friendship. Ad#.2088 HI THERE Reliable, honest SWPF, 29,5'4', brown hair/eyes, enjoys dining out, movies, socializing, the simple life, seeking a family-oriented, non-complicated, responsible SWM, 26 -39, who's morally sound, for LTR. Ad#.2070 HONESTY SWF, 52, 5'4", 140lbs., enjoys traveling, casinos, movies, searching for a WWWM, 45-55, with grown children, for friendship first, possible LTR. Ad#.1971 ALL ABOUT US SWF, 53, enjoys art, music, reading, dining, movies, looking for an Interesting, educated SWM, 35-50, for casual dating. Ad#.1964 FAMILY VALUES SWF, 24, ST, 1251bs., blond hair, blue eyes, likes music, movies, horseback riding, camping, outdoors, quiet times and fishing. ISO caring, open- minded, family-oriented SWM, 22-32, for friendship, possible relationship. Adff.1944 FRIENDS FIRST Employed SWF, 25, likes collecting beanie babies, races, outdoors, friends, family, ISO honest, open SWM, 22-39, for a real friendship and companionship first. Ad#.1949 INTERESTED? WF 24, 5'4", 140lbs., green- eyed blond, enjoys sports, movies, concerts, clubbing, motorcycles and clubbing. Looking for a WM, 25-33, who can treat me right, for casual dating first. Ad(f.1927 MUST LOVE CHILDREN Easygoing SW mother of three. 33, 95lbs., with reddish WW, W) louiui)., HUM ivuwiari brown hair, enjoys music, pari(s, walks, fishing and quiet limes at home. ISO lald-bad<, family-oriented SHM, 30-38, N/D, drug- free, with similar Interests. Ad#.1750 ENERGETIC Spunky, outgoing SWF, 31,5 'r, 138;bs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys blkino, fishing, camping, walks, dancing, movies, the outdoors. Would like to casually date a SWM, 30-37, who likes children. Ad(l.l817 DAZZLE ME Sincere, take charge SWF, 23, 5 'r, smoker, shoulder lengtii brown hair, blue eyes, enjoys clubbing, dancing, reading, country music, the lake, swimming. Seeking a hardworking, intelligent, mature SWM, 23-39, for friendship. Ad((.1816 NEW ADVENTURE SWF, 40,5'8", leoibs., with long blond hair and blue eyes, likes fishing, camping, cooking, fine arts, horses and more. I would like to meet an outdoorsy SWM, 35-45, for friendship, maybe more. Adff .l 767 TAKEACHANCEl Fun, honest SWF, 23, 5'9", 160lbs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys biking, fishing, camping, swimming and reading. Seeking honest SWM, 20-30, must like kids. Ad#.1775 ARE YOU READY? Fun, caring, personable SWF; 20,5'9", brown hair/eyes enjoys movies, horseback riding, clubbing and more. Seeking an outdoorsy, personable SM, 18-25, for friendship, maybe more. Ad#.1777 TRUSTWORTHY Friendly SBR 29, 5 'r, 152lbs., long dari< brown hair, medium build, enjoys outdoors, skating, movies, bowling and dancing. ISO open, honest WM, 25-35, for friendship and companionship. Adlf.1698 LETS PARTY Shapely SWF, 19,5'2", with long blond hair and green eyes, ISO good-looking, easy to talk to SWM, 18-25^ who likes to go to clubs. Ad».1654 FAMILY-ORIENTED You could say she's an outgoing gal that enjoys life In the country, fishing, shooting pool, working on cars and outdoor activities. She's also a SWF, 43, who Is petite & friendly, that really hopes to meet a compatible SWM, 3550, forLTR.Adi.6055 BEYOURSELF Outgoing Wf- 31, 5'5", 190Ibs., brown fiair/eyes, with a good sense of humor. Enjoys horseback riding, crafts and outdoor activities. ISO honest WM, 27-45, with a good sense of humor. Ad».1583 AM I FORYOU? SWF, 18, 5'8", 125lbs., shoulder length brown hair, gorgeous blue eyes, seeking a romantic and fun SWM, 18-22, who likes country music, horseback riding and spending time with me. Ad«.1551 DREAMING OF U Fun and easygoing SWF, 39, 5'2", green eyes, blond /brown hair, likes walking, dancing and having fun. I'm looking tor a SHM, 30-45, with similar Interests, who likes children. Adlf.1669 HONEST ONLY Honest, compatible SWF, 40, 6'4", 125lbs., light brown hair, likes spending time with family, friends, movies, campino and more. ISO honest, faithful %WM, 35-49, for possible LTR. Ad#.1550 R U STRONG Enough to be my man? Think you can handle a slender, easygoing WF, 23, likes clubbing, horseback riding? If you think so and you're an old-fashioned romantic, family-oriented WM, 24-45. Give me a calll Adll.1513 TIME WITH U Is always time well-spenti Cheerful, easygoing, spontaneous, fun WP >r32, likes quiet times, family times, nights out, dining, movies, bowling. ISO a D/SWM, 28-60, who loves kids. Add.lSIS STORY OF MY Life just won't be complete until someone like you callsl Pretty, fun WF, 45, likes cooking, singing. iSO a special WM, 4S- 55.Acft.1514 COMFORTING Large, easygoing SWF 45, mom of one daughter, who enjoys garage sales, movies and cuddling, is looking for a tender-loving, caring SM, 40-55, to call her today Adl.5067 DANCE WITH ME Friendly SWf- 19, 5'4'', 1l5lbs., blond, outgoing, enjoys shopping, dancing and the outdoors. ISO fun-loving, open-minded SWM, 19-23. Ad(t.1485 COMMON BOND? Friendly, attentive, easygoing SWPF, 50, 5 'r, 180lbs., dark hair/eyes, enjoys gardening, movies, dining out, dancing and more. Seeks SWPM, 50-6^ with similar interests, for friendship. Ad(f.1407 LET'S MEETI Nice, warm, caring SWF 42, 5 'r, heavy-set, with brown hair and green eyes, who likes country music, candlelit dinners, outdoors/Indoors and sports. ISO warm, nice, famlly-orlented SWM, 39-49, who has similar Interests. Adtf.1443 GOOD VALUES Friendly, caring SWF, 49, 5'4", 2001bs., dark hair, brown eyes, enjoys fishing, swimming, walking, gardening, seeking sensitive, sharing SWM, 43-55. Ad#.1167 ITS ALL GOOD Especially when I'm with someone like youl Very mature, quiet, sweet SW mom, 23, likes fishing, walks and quality times. ISO a sweet WM, 22-30. Adff.1416 GOOD MORALS Fun, caring, loving SWCF, 40,5', brown hair, green eyes, enjoys movies, music, arts and crafts, traveling, long romantic walks and quiet evenings at home. Seeking SWM, 35-45, with a beautiful heart and good morals. Adff.l 402 NOT THE BAR SCENE SWF, 32, 5'6", full-figured, easygoing, carefree, likes bowling, Hme with kids. Seeking a m% 30-45, who likes kids, for possible LTR. Ad#.1389 WHY NOT ME? Easygoing, oaring SWF 50, who loves to laugh, enjoys movies, walks and country drives. ISO honest, caring SWM, 48-62. Adl».1371 ARE U THERE? SWF, 26, with red hair and blue eyes, enjoys wrestling, NASCAR, concerts and ball games. ISO educated, employed, honest SWM, 25-36, who is drug-free, with no children and similar Interests. Ad».l377 TIMES ALONE SWF 30, S'4", 185lbs., bubbly, easygoing, enjoys home life, being with friends, flower anang- Ing, and farming, looking for SlU, 28-40, to do things together. Adft.1347 A GOOD CATCH Is this SWF, S3, blue-eyed blond, who likes fishing, long walks, seeks a fun-loving SWf^, 45-65, to reel her In for the long haul. Adlf.1336 LARGE ON LIFE Cuddly, strawberry blond SWF, 23, seeks fun-loving, Industrious SWM, 24-32, who Tikes movies, long walks, cuttln' the rug and having fun. Adff.1343 BARREL OF FUN SWF, 47, green-eyed blond, seeks an upbeat SWM, 45-50, who enjoys traveling, garage sales, movies, dancing, get togethers with family and friends. Ad#.1316 MUCH MORE Easygoing SWF, 54, with brown hair, enjoys reading, music and children, seeking a SWM, 49-60, with similar Interests. Ad#. 1253 SHY AT FIRST SWF,31,4'11",200lbs., with long brown hair, blue eyes and glasses, seeks a SWM, 3040, who enjoys fishing, reading, barbecues and more. Adff.l254 CALLTODAY Wamn-hearled, affectionate SWF, 28, loves sports, cooking and quiet romantic evenings. Looking to meet a passionate, fun-loving SWM, 28-35, for friendship and more.Ad#.5417 DONTBESHY WF, 22, 6'5", 145lbs., enjoys dancing, partying, movies, dining out, poetry, talking, swimming, playing on the computer. ISO a nice WM, 20-40. Adf(.5373 Success SS>ries l^/fr 'd Lovt> to kear howyou/ met iOMAOne^ tkroti^h ike^ personedi! Send us the details: Success Stories P.a Box 1571 WilllamsvlUe, NY 14231 AM I FOR YOU? Humorous SWM, 47, 6', 240lbs., N/S, N/D, bald, likes sports, church and community activities. ISO outgoing, cheerful SWF, 3550, with similar Interests, for a LTR.Ad#.2149 FAMILY-ORIENTED Outgoing, ramantic SWM, 24, 6', 150lbs., brown hair, likes movies, sports, the outdoors and dining out. ISO romantic, honest, caring SWF, 22-30, for friendship. Ad(f.2148 KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS SWM, 40, S'O", 150lbs., short blond hair, blue eyes, loves singing, doing Impressions, camping, fishing, traveling, walks, dining out, dancing, ISO outgoing SWF,- 27-40, with similar interests, for possible relationship. Adff.l 792 18-WHEELMAN Dining out, long walks, gardening, swimming, fishing are some faves of this nardwofklng SWM, 34, seeking his significant otlier: fun SF, 26-39, who knows how to enjoy life. Adtf.2139 QUIET SIDE Self-employed WCM, 39, 6', 1701bs., brown hair, loyal, loves western history, rodeos, country living and horses. ISO slender Cl=, 30-42, who's goal-oriented. Ad(f.2124 SPORT-MINDED Caring WM, 36, 5 'r, 200lbs., balding, physically fit, likes sports, kidding around and wood- woridng. ISO humorous D/SWF, 30-38, caring and friendly. Adll.2122 LETS GO OUT Easygoing SWM, 35, tall, well- built, blue-eyed blond, enjoys fishing, swimming, skiing, camping, gardening, dancing, movies, hiking, ISO SR 25-40, with similar interests. Adff.2110 GOOD-LOOKING Funny WM, 43, 5 'r, 170lbs., blond hair, blue eyes, tnjck driver, likes joking around, garage sales, shooting pool and country life. ISOWff35-50,forLTR.Ad#.2100 SHARE LIFE Shy, quiet WM, 45,5'11M70lbs., brown hair, enjoys collecting coins, hunting, nsning and the outdoors. ISO outdoorsy, easygoing, slender WF 37-50, who likes kids. Adif .2099 ARE YOU... An attractive, fun, honest, open- minded SR 18-29? If so this attractive WM, 35, would like to, hear from you. I en oy photography, movies, shooing pool and the lake. Ad#.2091 FAIRLY HAPPY Friendly, Inquisitive WM, 45, 6'2", ISSIbs., light brown hair, blue eyes, with glasses, self- employed, enjoys sci-fi, reading and more. ISO an honest, warm, caring, spontaneous SF, 25-45, forLmAdff.2083 ME & YOU Outgoing, laid-back SWM, 36, 5 'ir, IBOIbs., dari< brown hair, blue eyes, likes fishing, golfing, Softball and outdoor activities. ISO outgoing, fun-loving SF, 2536, with good morals and values, for friendship. Ad#.2074 LOOK NO MORE DWM, 42, likes camping, country music, long walks In the pari<, outdoors, cars, kids, ISO SWF, 3548, for friendship and special times, Adff.2073 CIRCLE THIS AD Outgoing, open-minded SWM, 36, 6', 200lbs., long blond hair, hazel eyes, likes bowling, sporting events, rock concerts, movies and quiet evenings. ISO open- minded, outgoing SWF, 21-45, with similar Interests. Ad».206S LETSTALKI Shy, easygoing, compassionate SWM, 37, ff-f, UOlbs., short black hair, hazel eyes, likes Playstation, going out, cuddling and holding hands. I'm looking for aSF,23-48.Adf(.2064 YOU NEVER KNOWl Romantic SWM, 23, 5'11', 160lbs., green eyes, brown hair, enjoys Fong walks, partying, stargazing and quiet times. Seeking fun a SWF 19-28, with similar interests, for possible LTR. Adff,2052 To piii'^'.hi witi Call SHARE UFE WM, 40, 6'6", 2751bs., enjoys music, skiing, cooking, good conversations and quiet times. ISO WF 25-45, to start a commitment with. Ad(f.2027 LOVES KIDS SWM, 21, 6'6", 175lbs., with a good personality, likes wori<lng on cars, walking, fishing and going to the bark. Seeking outgoing SWF 18-27, with a good head on her shoulders. Adff.2033 THIS IS IT Lald-back, easygoing SWM, 37, 6'4", I70lbs., enjoys hiking, outdoors, camping, video games, movies and holding hands. Seeking determined, mature SF, 23-48, for LTR. Ad(f.2019 HERE I AM Honest, caring SWM, 49, 6'2", 195lbs., with a variety of Interest. Looking for morally sound SWF, 40-55, with her feet on the ground, for possible LTR. Adfl.2011 TALKTO ME Active, yet quiet SHM, 27, 5'4", 136lbs., brown hair/eyes, enoys fishing, shooting pool, football, movies, seeking romantic SF, 2429, for possible LTR. Adff.2010 GREAT GUY SWM, 45, brown hair, blue eyes, 5'9'', 1801bs., enjoys outdoors, horseback riding, every day life, dancing and movies. Would Hke to meet a SWF, 20-57, for possible relationship. All calls answered. Adff.l 696 GROWING IN CHRIST SWM, 48, S'lO", 180lbs., likes sports, dining out, movies and dancing. ISO SWCF 38-52, who lives life to the fullest, with similar interests. AdIf .2003 LIGHT SKIN BM, 28, loves quiet times, sports, biking, reading and get togethers, ISO an amiable Pf- 35-65, for friendship. Ad».1999 SPEND TIMEI Nice SWM, 18,5 'r, 155lbs., red- haired, brown-eyed, enjoys sports, horseback riding, swimming, reading, rollerblaolng, ISO SWF, 20, blue-eyed blonde. Adff.1983 TALKTO MEI SWM, 21, 6', well-built, brown- haired, 'hazel-eyed, loves outdoors, sports, fishing, wrestling, ISO nice SWF, 18-27, who likes to have fun. Adlf.1981 OUTGOING... Yet shy. Humorous SWM, 39,5'6'', 124lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes, enjoys bowling, sports, drives, movies, ciaft shows, searching for a SWR 21-40, N/S, drinker ok, with similar Interests, for LTR. Adff.l 973 OPEN HEART Hopeful to meet a shy, prettv talkative, outgoing, funny SWF, 2835. Call ttiis funny SWM, 34,6'1", 195lbs., long brown hair, dark hazel eyes, enjoys motorcycles. Adf(.1954 SHYATT1MES SWM, 42, 5'8", 165lbs., who's shy, introverted, easygoing, hobbles Include bowling, fishing, reading, walks, camping, seeking a caring SWF 30-50, who enjoys life.Adl.1960 HIGH ENERGY ISO happy, energetic, self-confident SWR 18-32. Call this happy, energetic, honest SWM, 24,6'4', ' 180lbs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys the outdoors, music and quiet evenings home. Adfl.1957 MAYBE ITS U SWM, 52, 6', 180lbs., enjoys sports, dancing, country western and working out. ISO true, honest SBF, 45-50, N/D, with similar Interests, for possible LTR. Adff.l 937 WAITINGI Easygoing WM, 45,6'5", 2351bs., with many diverse Interests, desires a WF 33-48, who enjoys traveling, dining and quiet evenings. Adff.l 933 HOW ABOUT U? Outgoing, friendly WM, 42, 6', 190lbs., who's easy to get along with, has many Interests, ISO a mature WF, 20-40. Children okay. Adfl.1924 DO YOU PARTY? Open-minded, funny, intelligent WM, 18, 6'2", black hair, green eyes, enjoys sports, golf, teaching golf, working on cars. ISO honest, open-minded, fun, romantic F, 18-20, friendship, possible relationship. Adff.igi9 ' ISO NICE GIRL Funny, outgoing, fun-loving, shy at first SWM, 23, 5 'r, iSoibs., blondlsh/brown hair, enjoys hanging out with friends, movies, sports, seeks a SWF, 18-45, to go out and do things together. Ad#.1904 COWGIRL WANTED SWM, 48, 5'11", medium build, brown hair, blue eyes, likes movies, country music and dining out. ISO an attractive, humorous SWF, 30-50, height/weight proportionate for LTR. Adff.1B76 TOGETHERNESS Self-employed SWM, 39, 5'10", medium-built, brown hair/eyes, mustache, goatee, looking for a SHF, 21-40, for a casual relationship. Adlf.1855 ADVENTURES & ROMANCE Happy-go-lucky, friendly, laid- back SWM, 46, 5'9", 200lbs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys hunting, fishing, outdoors, sports, walks, ISO casual, happy-go-lucky, adventurous, spontaneous SWF, 30-50, with similar Interests. Adff.1844 A GREAT GUY SWM, 52, leoibs., brown hair, blue eyes, loves country western dancing and sports. Seeks WF, 45-55, WD, who's down-to-earth, with similar Interests. Ad ».ie43 MEET ME HALFWAY SWM, 41, S'lO', 200lbs., sandy red hair, down-to-earth, loves life, restoring cars, camping, fishing, hunting and reading. Desires SF, 40-50, compatible, N/S, likes laughter and life. Adlf.5104 LOOK FOWARD To good future? SWM, 29, tall, medium-built, laid-back, likes reading writing, computers, talks, walks and nature. ISO self- assured SWF 25-33, humorous, ready to settle down, for LTR. Adff.1840 JUST A CALL Honest SWM, 35, 6', 195lbs., long brown hair, blue/gray eyes, a little shy, loves fun activities, quiet evenings at home, motorcycles, the races, playing pool, films. ISO a sincere SWR 19-39, for friendship. Adff.l 833 CIRCLETHISAD sincere SWM, 19, 6'2", 170lbs., brown hair/eyes, likes fishing, camping, dining out, movies, the outdoors. \50 an easygoing, smart SWR 18-22, for friendship. Adff.l 829 COWBOY Congenial SWM, 45, who enjoys socializing, rodeos, trail rides, family time, the outdoors. Seeks a fit, attractive SWR 30-45, N/S, between 5'1'' and 5'5', for LTR. Adff.1788 R u INTERESTED? Attractive, loving, affectionate, caring, loving SWM, 35, S'l", 225lbs., brown hair/eyes, N/S, enjoys sports, dancing, movies, family time, seeking an attractive, slim, fun, outgoing SWR 24-36, forLTR.Adft.1780 LETS DO DINNER SWM, 31, 5'8", 190lbs., brown hair, blue eyes, muscular, likes laughing, children, sports and shop, fSO SWR 23-35, 12513568. Adff.l 725 ALL AROUND MAN SWM, 42, 5'4", 120lbs., long brown hair, blue eyes,- laid-back, fun-loving, enjoys movies, camping, fishing, ISO SWR 30-38, shouldbeaN/S.Adff.1730 BE MINE SWM, 52,180lbs., enjoys dancing and sports, looking for a SBR 45-55, for possible LTR. Adft.1716 DINNER? Friendly, fun WM, 22, 5'9'', 225lbs., brownish/blond hair, blue eyes, loves meeting new people. Enoys fishing, horseback riding, rodeos, movies and going out. ISO WF 18-25. Adft.1596 ANDYOU? Friendly, fun WM, 20, 6', 165lbs., red hair, loves my horses. ISO friendlyWR 18-26, who loves the outdoors and Is easy to get along wllh.Adft.1588 FAMILY MAN Family-orlented WM, 39, brown hair/eyes, medium build. Enoys family lime and the outdoors. SO WR 30-50, slim build, for LTR. Adlt.1608 LONG HAIR A + SWM, 37, 5 'r, 190lbs., brown hair, glasses, likes cooking, outdoors and more, Seeking carefree, spontaneous SWR 32-42, height/weight proportionate, who enjoys life and loves having fun. Adff.l 560 LETS CUDDLE Fun-loving, easygoing SWM, 44, 6'6'', 280lbs., likes car racing, football and cuddling. ISO fun-loving SR 25-50, with similar Interests, for possible LTR. Adff.1554 NEITHER SLEET Nor rain, nor dark of night will keep this life-loving Postal employee, 44, frem the one I level ISO a stable, loving, caring, faithful, slender/medium-bullt WR 3450. Adff.l 508 ONE OF A KIND SWM, 23, 5'11'', 180lbs., brown hair/eyes, fun, easygoing, like fishing, hunting, quality times, looking for friendly SR 18-50. Adff.l 505 ISO LOVE • Attractive SWM, 30, ou seeking slender, honest, SWR 23-38, for possible Adlf.1604 PERSONABLE Tall, athletic SWM, 18, medium-built, employed, student, loves shopping, people and sports. Looking for a fun, athletic SWM, 18-21. Adft.1616 RELAXED WM, 19, 5'10", 180lbs., brown hair/eyes, friendly, adventurous, likes having fun and outdoor activities. ISO a lighthearted, mellow WM, 18-25, for sight-seeing and more. Adff.1994 SHARE LIFE SWM, 52, 6', 160lbs., medium build, N/S, N/D. Looking for a SBM, 45-55, N/D, drug-free. Interested in sports, for friendship and companionship. Adft.1953 FRIENDS FIRST Fun, easygoing, friendly, employed SWM, 34, 6'4", 190lbs., with dart( blond hair and blue eyes, enjoys music, movies, the outdoors, camping, new things and reading. ISO SM, 24-46, to hang out and do things together. Adff.l 670 STRAIGHT-ACTING WM, 26, average-built, personable, educated, fun, likes outdoor activities, movies and hanging out with friends. ISO fun, straight-acting WM, 20-30, who's attractive, masculine, height/weight proportionate, for friendship, maybe more.' Ad)f.1735 CALLTODAY GWM, 18, fflO", 165lbs., athletic and outgoing, loves shopping, sports, camping and movies, looking for a GM, 1823, who's good-hearted and klnd.Adff.1713 COWBOY Easygoing, humorous GWM, 32,6', leoibs., black hair, hazel eyes, enjoys radeo and traveling. Seeking fun, outdoorsy GM, 18-40, for friendship. Adff.1695 JUST FOR YOUl Easygoing, laid-back WM, 21, 6', 165lbs., decent looking, slender, enjoys biking, the computer, decorating and reading. ISOWM, 18-28, for friendship, possible relationship. Adff.1482 ACCEPT ME FOR MEI Funny, open-minded, honest, caring SWPR 41, 5'5", 150lbs., with various Interests. Seeking an open, honest SWR 34-48, for friendship, maybe more. Adlf.1768 SEEKING YOU Easygoing GWR 18, 5'2", 115lbs., with blonde hair and green eyes, likes playing guitar, writing stories/music and going to parties/clubs. ISO attractive GWR 18-23, who has similar Interests. Adlf.1373 LAID-BACK Fun, easygoing, employed, secure SW mom, 40, 5'5", 140lbs., a smoker, enjoys fishing and dining out, ISO SR 30-40. Adfl.5460 BETRUE Outgoing, passionate GBR 24, 5'2", I35lbs., with brown hair/eyes, whose Interests Include bowling, dancing and dining out. Is looking for an honest, fun-loving GR18-25, for companionship. AdIf .5068 NICE LADY GWR 37, 5', green-eyed, likes movies, music, biking, swimming, frisbee, reading. Is searching for GWR 27-47, who share Interests. Adff.5256 IN NEED OF YOU SWR 69, 5'2", brawn hair, 135lbs., friendly, outgoing, enjoys dining, bowling, travel and movies. ISO SWM, 65-74, out-spoken, with common interests. Adtf.2102 LETS SEE WWWR 68, enjoys garage sales, eating out, movies, N^, N/D, no drugs, ISO SWM, 6575, within 50 miles of Hutchinson. Ad#.2097 COMPANIONSHIP Easygoing WM, 65, 5 'r, 200+lbs., brown hair, seml- retlred, enjoys antiques, travel, country music and shows. ISO retired WR 50-75. Adff .2092 MISS CONGENIALITY Is waiting for you. WWWR 58, N/S, drug-free, healthy, hardworking and dependable. Looking for a SWM, 53-65, to share walks, music, conveisa- tlonand more. Adff .5413 BELIEVE IN ME Retired SWM, 68, honest, man of God, enjoys dining, conversation, reading and quiet times. Seeking a SWR 55-65, who wants companionship and to meet that person to spend the rest of her life with. Adff.2053 LETS TAKE A DRIVE Classy SWR 55, friendly personality. Likes sewing, fishing) camping, dancing, outdoors and my grandchildren. Seeking a SWM, 53-65, who loves being around people, for friendship first, maybe more. Adff.2044 CUDDLY TOY Energetic SWPM, 66, healthy, enjoys swimming, country music, bowling and playing pool. Seeking a SWR 45-65, for aLTR.Ad#.2002 HERE SHE IS SWR 55, seeks a SWM, 45-51, who enjoys movies, dining and long walks, for friendship firsL Adl.1582 KIND & CARING Fun-loving, easygoing SWR 56,5'2'', blue eyes, brown hair, enjoys making stain glas^, sewing, outdoors, counlty music. Desires a well-built SWM, 54-62, with similar Interests, for friendship first, possible LTR. Adff.l 809 CHRISTIAN VALUES ' Hardworking SWCR 56, llSlbs., enjoys movies, bowl' Ing, animals, picnics. ISO a secure, loving, honest SWCM, 55-58, for LTR. Adfl.1812 RIDE WITH HE J? SWM, 61, 5'9", 175lbs., gray brown hair, likes motorcycles, quiet times at home and golf^ out. ISO petite SWR 55-60, who enjoys her home life. Adff.1678 LOOKING 4 PARTNER Humorous, honest, attractive SWR55.5'9", 170lbs., reddish brown hair, loves animals, dancing and many types of music. ISO SWM, 48-60, for friendship, possibly more. Adff.170f i A I For customer service, call 716-634-7849. ext #2669 ^ ABBREVIATIONS M Male B Black D Divorced F Female H Hlspank: C Christian W WNto A Asian S Single J Jewish WWWkkwed O Double Dater N/S Noi^moker N/D Non«rinker NA Native American P Professk>nal ISO In search of... LTR Long-term relalionship This publication Is a community, family publication. Anything appearing In Connection Une must be appropriate (or all ages. Participants In Connection Une must be 18 years or okier. Connection Une Is restricted to Indivkluals seeking personal, monogamous relatkinshlps.The puUlslier resen«s the right to edit or reject ads and voice Introduclhins that do not meet the standards of acceptance of this newspaper. Tbis puUkatlon assumes no liability for die content or reply ol a peisonal advertisement. Readers and advertisers may wish to conskler taklno appropriate safeguards In responding to ads and arranglrig meetings. 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