The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 6, 1996 · Page 40
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OCT. 6 Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, 37 OCT. 7 Michael W. Smith, 39; Yo-Yo Ma, 41; John Mellencamp, 45; Oliver North, 53 OCT. 8 Stephanie Zimbalist, 40; Sigoumey Weaver, 47; Chevy Chase, 53; Jesse Jackson, 55 OCT. 9 Scott Bakula, 42; Jackson Browne, 48; Billy Preston, 50 OCT. 10 Sean Lennon, 21; Tanya Tucker, 38; David Lee Roth, 41; Ben Vereen, 50 OCT. 11 Sean Patrick Flanery, 31; Luke Perry, 32; Joan Cusack, 34; Daryl Hall, 47; Elmore Leonard, 71 OCT. 12 Kirk Cameron, 26; Chris Wallace, 49; Luciano Pavarotti, 61 Reno: Parfcinson'c wouldn't prevent her staying on as chief law enforcer. • Attorney General Janet Reno, who last fell announced she has Parkinson's disease, could do so much for the millions of others who have it by becoming an advocate. Has she considered that? How is she? Will she stay in her job? Donna Testa Rochester, N.Y. ^Whether Reno, 57, remains in her job depends more on next month's presidential election than on her health. She'll serve in a second Clinton term if he asks her. She's taking medication to still tremors in her left hand but has had no other symptoms of the incurable degenerative disease. Reno has been too busy with work to sign on with any Parkinson's advocacy group. To relax on weekends, she hikes along the historic C&O canal. Her goal: to see all 180 miles. • who'* IMHWS note ,.. • Heard from handsome leading man Alec Baldwin, whom we're often asked about. He called to promote Raw Footage, his new cable series on documentary filmmaking; it debuts Monday on the Independent Film Channel, Friday on Bravo. He'd spent the day jumping into and out of a glacial Canadian lake with "Tony" Hopkins for a scene in Bookworm, their upcoming thriller. Baldwin, 38, known to be less than fond of the press (having punched out a photographer for taking pictures of • Friends actress Jennifer Aniston probably is better known for her great hair than for anything else, but the much-copied layered look is getting kind of old. Please tell me she'll switch styles sometime this season. Jessica Dennison Woodstock, III. The man behind the '90s shag, Chris McMillan of the Estilo salon in Los Angeles, isn't giving away such secrets. And who can blame him? He's so popular now, thanks to Aniston's smart cut, he has an agent. (Only in L.A.) Anyway, when you have a good thing going, sometimes it's best to stick with it. Hair trendsetters often go years without revamping their dos: Think Mario Thomas (the That Girl flip), Farrah Fawcett (the Charlie's Angels shag) or Dorothy Hamill (the Olympic wedge). Aniston: Sticking with a winner — at least for now. Ate Baldwin and actress wife Mm Bastager are part of HoNywoMPs boom hi Miles: DaHghter IrataMi BUMS* turns I this Moth, his baby daughter), was friendly. As he talked about the show—he's the host — Baldwin became so enthusiastic, it was hard to get a word in edgewise. • Rival movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert seem to be at each other's throat less since Ebert's marriage three years ago. Or am I imagining it? Charlotte DeJager, Fairfield, Ohio You are. Ebert tells us their relationship is "movie-driven." If they agree, they seem friendly; if not, they're more sharp-edged. Siskel, who's been married for 16 years, tells us it's like he and Ebert have their own marriage: "It evolves. Some days are better than others. Fortunately, there are no children involved." The two critics didn't socialize before Ebert's marriage — and still don't. • Did Colin Powell use a teteprompter to give his brilliant address at the Republican convention? Gene Grummer, Shelbume, Vt. Yes. It's not a tool the retired general generally uses, however, so he wisely practiced with it a few times. Only Elizabeth Dole, who memorized her talk-show-like talk, didn't use the prompter, which displays type on a monitor at the lectern. • Some Olympic medalists aren't offered any lucrative commercial endorsement deals. What makes an Olympian marketable? Tricia Marrapodi, Tucson, Ariz. We asked the folks at General Mills, who put the '96 women's gymnastic team as well as individual athletes such as Michael Johnson on the Wheaties box. They look for a "champion" (not necessarily a medalist) who "captures the hearts of America" (like gymnast Kerri Strug), says a company spokesman, David Dix. "Pizazz" is key to keeping endorsements. Says Dix: "Mary Lou [Retton] had it. Bruce [Jenner] had it. Now Amy Van Dyken has it." • Frank Sinatra wanna-be Harry Connick Jr. had a great part in Copy Cat, then a choice role in the summer blockbuster Independence Day. What about his music career? Peggy Murphy, Elkton.Md. Don't worry. Connick, 29, hasn't quit the crooning that so often gets him compared to the legendary Sinatra—who also made movies. He gets back to it seriously this month when he starts a tour to promote his album Star Turtle. It was a summer release, but Connick was busy in Canada then, making Excess Baggage with Alicia Silverstone (who, at 19, also is executive producer of the movie). On weekends he rushed home to his wife, model Jill Goodacre, and their infant daughter, Georgia. Connick says a baby is like a cellular phone: "You can't imagine what you did before you had it." • How did actor Lou Diamond Phillips get his unusual name? Thomas H. Goon Sr, Jamestown, N.Y. Bom at Subic Bay in the Philippines, he was named after Lou Diamond, a Navy fighter pilot and war hero who bad been based there. There's talk in Hollywood of an Oscar nod for Phil- Pj^nto,!, lips'strong performance in Broadway the summer military movie royalty as Courage Under Fire. V3 •tar of Ike With Monika Guttman in Us Angetes HAVE A QUESTION OR COMMENT ABOUT PEOPLE IN THE NEWS? CALL: l-SOO-255-5463, Sundays from a a.m. to 9 p.m. E-MAIL: whosrtows.@ubawookeiicJ.com. WOODLAND CARIBOU IN IDAHO AND WASHINGTON LESS THAN 75 LEFT. THE ENDANGERED SPECIES STAMP COLLECTION. CALL 1 800 STAMP-24. UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE* http: //\vww. stampsonline. com

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