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Friday, February 6, 1998 Randall Robinson Randall Robinson (1942-) founded TransAfrica in 1977 to lobby Congress and the White House on foreign policy matters involving Africa and the Caribbean. In 1984 and 1985, TransAfrica organized demonstrations in front of the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C., to protest apartheid. The organization also has been active in the Free South Africa Movement and advocates the end of aid to countries with human-rights problems. This is one in a series of profiles for Black History Month. Send comments and tips through e-mail to: JUDY HILL.

Senior EditorNews, (813) 259-7812 BayLife fax, (81 3) 259-7676 Bmuae The Tampa Tribune r' 71 Itha 1 By Kevin Walker We've moved Thanks for the hundreds of responses The Rail and the Rants Raves page have received the past three months. The Rants Raves page, including The Big can still be found inside this section. WeVe moved The Rail here, where we can reach a wider audience and further our goal sarcastically speaking, of course of wasting people's time with trivia, pointless debate and grammatically challenged sentences with too many words, such as this one. Zippergate hype: The line between reality and Tinseltown continues to blur. When Mr. asked readers which they found more believable, President Clinton's denial of the Monica Lewinsky affair or the "Wag the Dog" movie, 70 percent voted for the movie. Actor Shannen Dohertyls career is getting an unexpected boost Everyone is noticing she looks like Lewinsky. In the same Mr. poll, 44 percent of the respondents picked Doherty to play Lewinsky in the inevitable movie. 0 Six carillonneurs will sit inside the bell tower during the Bok Tower Gardens International Carillon Festival.

WW'S An international music festival rings out with songs from one of the world's finest carillons. th naasic Photos from Bok Tower Carillonneur Milford Myhre has been resident musician at Bok Tower Gardens for 30 years. INTERNATIONAL CARILLON FESTIVAL By KURT LOFT of The Tampa Tribune LAKE WALES The bells peal across Iron Mountain, drifting down through the orange groves and over a lush Florida landscape. With a good wind, their song can be heard for miles, lending an air of grace and dignity where visiting ears wouldn't expect it. Residents of Lake Wales know this comforting sound, and over the years millions have been hypnotized by Bok Tower's aural splendor.

It ranks among the most respected carillons in the world, a gigantic instrument impressive both in tone and tons, cherished by the handful of musicians who dedicate their lives to this rarefied art. For a week beginning Saturday, six top carillonneurs from around the globe will sit inside the 205-foot, marble-and-coquina bell tower during the Bok Tower Gardens International Carillon Festival, offering music that can't be heard anywhere else. 1 A permanent instrument, the carillon has become as much a part of the local soil as the oaks surrounding it. WHAT: Six top carillonneurs will perform. WHEN: Saturday through Feb.

15 WHERE: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales TICKETS: $4 for adults, $1 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. For more information and a list of festival events, call (941). 676-1408. The distinctive ambiance of the highest point in peninsular Florida clothes each recital in its own sound. Most of the world's 800 carillons are found in Europe, at the center of busy towns.

Bok Tower rises from a garden sprawling across 160 isolated, elevated acres. "The way the tower is placed allows the sound to flow down to all parts of the gardens, in a natural acoustic setting," says William Dickinson, director of development. "The sound becomes part of the growth of the gardens. And because you aren't disturbed by unnatural sounds, such as automobiles or machinery, it allows you to enjoy the carillon to the fullest." In its 13th year, the festival includes performers from Australia, England and the United States. Artists will perform a mix of classical, sacred, popular and folk music each day at 3 p.m.

During a special evening concert Monday at 8, garden pathways will be illuminated with torches and the tower lighted from within. "The festival is significant because you don't have a carillon in every city," says assistant carillonneur William De Turk. "We're privileged to have such a fine instrument here in Lake Wales." Visitors can enjoy the sounds from any vantage point but the tower itself, which is off limits to the public. Howev- See FEST, Page 2 Bok Tower, a national historic landmark, sits atop Iron Mountain near Lake Wales in Polk County. Bobo the Dog says: "If Czechoslovakia.

It's like driving into Wisconsin." Lost and Found: Born Nov. 6, 1960, in Newport Beach, Lance Kerwin earned fame on televisions "James at 15," an honest and, at times, embarrassing show about an angst-rid-den teenager dealing with such stuff as virginity, teen alcoholism, pregnancy and venereal disease. He became the prince of made-for-television movies, including a memorable turn as the bed-wetting kid who became an Olympic track star in 'The Loneliest Runner" (1976) and as the kkJ who hangs with David Soul in "Salem's LoT (1979). It hasn't been so good in recent years. His latest effort Way down in the cast list of "Outbreak" (1995), we find Kerwin playing the "American mercenary." Rail Slang: Xerox subsidy.

Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from work. Rail of the Week: A couple of weeks ago, I asked why agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully havent acknowledged their obvious feelings for one another on The X-Files." Apparently, it's the sort of question that keeps fans of this show computer geeking way into the wee hours. Reader Julie McCoy did a good job explaining the showi popularity. She first wrote that show creator Chris Carter has vowed to stay away from a Scully-Mulder romance, at least until the movie later this year. McCoy then explained: "I'm not saying they should not have said something by now they should have but ifs this torturously slow development of their relationship that has made this show so great" Kevin Walker can be reached at (813) 259-7975 or at Families face unexpected grief 0- I i a successful Clearwater lawyer.

She was just 27, but already an executive with Maas Brothers. Married only six months, they were building their first home in Honeymoon Ridge, a subdivision in Palm Harbor whose name mirrored their Tampa Bay chapter of Remove Intoxicated Drivers and as a former state chairman of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He's on the speakers panel for the National Association of Death Education and Counseling, and he takes time to comfort others suffering from a loss he so well understands. "America has some cultural gaps," Carey says. "One is how we treat death.

You aren't supposed to die in America. And you certainly aren't supposed to die young in America." Joni was acting manager of the Maas Brothers at West Shore Plaza the night she died. "A hundred people were working for her and she was just 27 years old. She was incredible," Carey says. He says he felt like an alien after she died.

Some people were afraid to See DEATH, Page 4 By KAREN HAYMON LONG of The Tampa Tribune TAMPA As host of the NBC "Today" show, mother of two little girls and wife of a brilliant young lawyer, Katie Couric seemed to have an eternally charmed life. Then two weeks ago, her husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer at just 43, thrusting her into young widowhood and into a role jnost people can't comprehend. Tom Carey understands. So do Dona Dodge and Susan Povey, Tampa Bay area residents whose spouses died way too soon, too. The three recall the shock and isolation of coping with the death of -a loved one in the prime of life.

They say what helped the most was talking with other young widows and widowers. Joni "was incredible" Like Couric, Tom and Joni Carey seemed to have it all. At 33, he was v. if ml If I i All their dreams were shattered one April night when a drunken driver killed Joni on her way home from work. That was 14 years ago, but Tom Carey still does 10 things a directly traceable to his 0 Carey young wife's death.

He's known throughout Florida for his campaign against drinking and driving, as a co-founder of the AP photo Katie Couric, right, leaves the funeral for her husband. With Couric are her daughters Elinor, 6, left, and Caroline, 2..

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