The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois on October 21, 1982 · 17
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The Dispatch from Moline, Illinois · 17

Moline, Illinois
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Thursday, October 21, 1982
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THE DAILY DISPATCH, Moline, Illinois Thurs.,Oct21,1982 17 h r . i i k i L I O After teeing Carol Lawrence back on TV. In tha Matt Houston series, I began to wonder where she's been for the past several years. A The ex-wife of Robert Goulet, now married to her business manager, Greg falivrlllft inAnt BAisaral momns touring in tne musical I Uo! I Uo!, try-ing to regain her reputation as a singer and dancer rather than as the "lady in the instant coffee commercial." "People come up to me and bring me coffee cans to sign," she laughs. "Seven-year-olds come up to me and say, i never knew you could dance and sing!' And' your heart breaks. What about all those years of heartbreak and blisters?" Few people remember that Lawrence created the original role of Maria in the 1957 Broadway production of West Side Story. How much of our hard-earned tax dol lars go to Congressmen for their "offi- trlps abroad? A Junkets to exotic lands do not come cheap. During 1981, taxpayers spent more than $2.8 million for 159 members of Congress to ply official business overseas. QDoes Wayne Newton really live in a mansion that is an exact replica of Tara from Gone With The Wind? ACasa de Shenandoah, in Vegas territory, is a mansion in every sense of the word, with curving brick roads and sweeping lawns, but Newton denies it is a remake of Scarlett O'Hara's legendary home. "Well, of course every southern boy wants to grow up and live in a mansion," admits Newton. "But I designed it myself. There are. always people who will try to put something in a category and say this is a replica of Tara, but it's not." Casa de Shenandoah, incidentally, has its own peacocks, wallabies and swans gracing the willow-fringed ponds. QHas anyone ever been able to measure the vision of new'borns to determine if tney really have poor eyesight? A A psychologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come up with the "preferential viewing procedure," in which infants are tested with spots of light. He says babies with normal vision test at 20800, which is legal blindness, for the first 10 weeks. By the end of the first year, they test at 2050. Perfect vision is 2020. Q Whatever became of Wanda Rlchert, the tap dancer who starred in Gower vnampion's last musical, 42nd Street? v y tar j A Two years later Wanda is still tapping her way into the hearts of America, but her settings these days are California theaters rather than, the lights of Broadway. "The whole 42nd Street experience has not been a wonderful experience," she snaps. "I've had a multitude of problems with the show and with David Merrick above . .... He was giving me a very difficult time. Nobody realized what a tough time I had carrying on after Gower died .... I also knew, from the beginning, he Merrick never agreed with the fact I dated Gower. it bothered him no end. Q How is America doing in its efforts to kick the nicotine habit? Alt's difficult to weed out the facts, due to smoke-screens raised by would-be quitters, but a recent study by the surgeon general showed 30 million Americans have stopped smoking and another 30 million have tried and failed. . QI heard that the sound-track album of The Caine Mutiny is worth more than 10 grand. Is that true? A Only one perfect copy of the album is known to exist, because RCA reportedly 1ST ANNUAL U.T.H.S. ALUMNI LETTERUAN'S TAIL GATE PARTY Friday, Oct. 22 5 p.m. 'til Midnight 3010 Archer Drive, East Moline (Willow Springs Swim Club) $3.00 Donation Per Person Beer - Pop - Popcorn Sandwiches after tha fame Polloaman an Duly w ky U.T.M.S. Alvnurt UDmim'i tmilillM 1-win5ggI-J .Nil- 1 'STATE BANK & TRUST HAMMERED OUT A PLAN FOR ME." MYRON HAZEN, OWNER QUALITY CONTROL AUTO BODY EAST MOLINE MYRON . HAZEN is as good as any auto body repairman in the area. He spent many years learning the trade by on-the-job training, study, and schooling. During those years he also dreamed of owning and operating his own shop. In 1979 a small former gas station in East Moline became available. MYRON leased it to open QUALITY CONTROL AUTO BODY, a two-bay operation. Within a year business had grown to the point that space was in short supply. There was room for three more bays to be built. MYRON approached us Ao finance purchase and expansion of the property. We were able to arrange to help and we're glad we could. The result is a larger, more efficient QUALITY CONTROL AUTO BODY. The expanded five-bay shop has been open about 18 months and business has increased. Jobs have been created; QUALITY CONTROL now employs 4 persons full-time, and the local tax base has been strengthened. Maybe you have an idea for a new business or for' the expansion of your business. We may be able to help with the financing. We'd like to hear your idea. Call one of our loan officers at 755-0671. They're good listeners. MYRON HAZEN called one day about two years ago. He's glad he did. "WE MEAN BUSINESS" BANKS DOWNTOWN EAST MOLINE.. .23rd AVE., MOLINE The "WILLIAM TELLER" Bank Member F. D.I. C. withdrew it from record stores on the second day of its release. The collector with the perfect copy, bought at a garage sale for 50 cents, has turned down offers of $10,000 for his treasure. 9 taien Why would the beautiful and tented opera star Grace Bumbry worry so about her weight, even making an issue or It In public7 A Life past' 40 has been more of a broadening experience than Bumbry had anticipated. "In this age of electronic media," she sighs, "having a beautiful voire isn't enough. The total package has to be appealing. You can't be a big fat tub of lard. Besides, when I'm thinner and I'm skin and bones at 150 my voice is better. And then there's vanity .... There's only one person in this business who really can get away with being fat: Luciano Pavarotti, and he's a man." i h-sn QHas Robin Wil-liams toned down his excessive lifestyle any since the death of his friend, John Belushi? A "I'm cleaning up n my act, says a slimmed-down version of one of Hollywood's most notorious high livers. "Hollywood is so full of horse temp tations," continues the Murk of "Mork & Mindy" fame. "During the second year of the series, I kind of lost track of all sorts of stuff .... When things started really peaking, you had friends you didn't know you had before. There was always someone to keep partying with. Hollywood is designed that way. And the temptations are so many and so varied. There is everything." Got a question? Send it to People, etc., Tropic Mage-, tine. The Miami Herald. 1 Herald Plate. Miami, fla.,' 33101. ftepliea will be given only in the column. aSsaaBfcaaiassaFSBBajBajj HueboW Got a minute to spare? Not for nonsense, you say. Fine, then organize, we say. Spare yourself minutes looking for 1 everything everywhere and finding nothing anywhere. Here's 1 dramatic decorating for compact r-w-ir-"iaK nT nn irruirririiu r v iru Spare a minute to come see howl Princess Roll Top Desks 2 drawers. 2 shelves II leather textured writing surface j- i t - if II' ill I J - IP-- K II 11) A : Ytt lilftll p 3sgV Nostalgic style p oak finish I nm F .v.-- in u i : 5 pigeon holes at llohtftri IntArlnr 20X17 X DA H. Your Choice English Tudor style oak finish Traditional style cherry finish 1 0 Designed with the charm and function of the1 original Brigadier Tambour roll top, pigeon hole compartments, Interior light, 8 drawers. Sherwood finish on solid oak. 995. L s fflortfhs InfSfeeMee or dtoeount tar cosh on purchate of $1000 or more 90 day! tame a cash on pure hates of under $1000 3536 Brady St. Davenport 4602 23rd Ave. Moline Open dally at 10; Mon., Thurt.. Frl. Ml 8:30; Tim., Wed., Sat. HIS

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