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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia • 75

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0 THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION SECTION Thursday, 1 Police reunion highlights Amnesty concert Despite that, the three members of the group appeared to enjoy playing together, they are expected to perform together Friday in Chicago and again in New York when the tour ends Sunday. The same lineup that performed in Atlanta will move on to Chicago with a number of musicians including Carlos Santana, Miles Davis and Pete Townshend expected to join the eight-hour show in New York. Those shows, as well as previous ones in San Francisco, Los Angeles See CONCERT, Page 6-B to hear and see U2, and that the reunion of the Police was simply a bonus. Sting, Summers and Copeland, who broke apart to pursue solo careers (and also because of personal disagreements), opened their 30-minute set with "Spirits in the Material World" and moved on to "Roxanne" and other hits that made them one of the most successful pop-music groups of the 1980s. They had nothing to say to the crowd, though, and national promoteremcee Bill Graham did not introduce them as the Police.

of Love" and dedicating it to the late Dr. Martin Luther King who was pictured on a video screen above the crowd. 1 U2, which was saluted by a number of banners and even an Irish flag or two, kept the crowd on its feet with other hits, including "New Year's and "Sunday Bloody Sunday." U2' also sang "Maggie's Farm" and "Sun before being joined onstage by all of the musicians to sing "I Shall Be Released." It was obvious from the reaction that most of the listeners had come Music Review ByRussDeVault Staff Writer A reunion by the Police after a two-year hiatus highlighted Wednesday night's Amnesty International benefit concert at the Omni. It was enthusiastically received, too, with the crowd of about 10,000 very reluctant to see Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland, who last performed as the Police in March of 1984, leave the stage. Once they did though, U2 quickly gained control of the crowd by beginning its set with "In the Name Bop Hope above par, Review of opening night, Page 5-B By Jack Wilkinson Staff Writer Showtime was an hour away for Bob Hope, but here he was, sitting in a folding chair in the wings of the Fox Theatre, checking out the new kid: Andrea McArdle, Little Orphan Annie now glamorous in a glittering black gown, nervously opening for a national treasure.

Jiampd Rabtiope. "She's really Etoma-M nicely," Hope told Ray She- producer of the Fox's Superstar Se 1 ijj tellPliilj "llllilSiil v' i v. 1 1 1 A i iff is teiiiiiifiiksiflw Arthur Murray dances with his wife Kathryn in April, At age 91, Arthur Murray is still a sly old fox-trotter ries, someone must nave watered ner. While Hope watched Ms: McArdle approvingly, She- Eardson watched Hope and dabbed his own moist fore-ead with a towel. "This," Shepardson said, "is a little like having the president work tor you." Hope repeated to Shepardson, "She really has grown up.

You really should sell her like that: 'See how Annie's grown Hope smiled. "You should sell me like that, too." Andrea McArdle is 22 years old now. Bob Hope turned 83 on May 29, three days after the nation celebrated his birthday on network television. Hope's latest special on NBC was another birthday salute to himself and also to naval aviation. Fittingly, it was filmed at the U.S.

naval air base in Pensacola, Fla. Fittingly, it aired on Memorial Day. "To the Best Friend a Veteran Ever Had." So reads the inscription on the latest award Bob Hope received Tuesday evening, when he opened a week's worth of shows at the Fox. The award was presented by Ron Miller, executive director of the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, which served as host of Georgia's Salute to Bob Hope. For Miller, it was a chance to finally say thanks for the memories.

"He has entertained seven presidents and countless beads of state," Miller said. "But he never forgets the veterans. For that, we are grateful." Twice before, Miller had been Hope's host. But then, he wore military fatigues, not a black tuxedo. In 1967-68, Miller was a helicopter gunship pilot in Vietnam.

Twice, Miller helped provide continuous air support against possible mortar attacks while Hope entertained the troops at Long Binh and Cu Chi. That was when Miller learned firsthand what a house call from Bob Hope meant to a serviceman overseas. "It was everything, really," Miller said. "It let us know the people cared. And he always brought along very interesting and dynamic people." Interesting people like Raquel Welch, Ann-Margret and The Golddig-gers, and a few guys named Jimmy Stewart, Charlton See HOPE, Page 10-B he's still tripping the light fantastic every once in a while.

A New York native who instinctively knew his right foot from his left, Murray first taught ballroom dancing at an Ashe-ville, N.C., hotel. He was still a teenager when he arrived in Atlanta in 1917, and, without missing a beat, he opened a dancing school that, by the early 1920s, was the largest in the world. Thanks to the reception he got here and the publicity he' so ably generated the footloose young man who would do for dance what P.T. Barnum did for the circus was. well on his way to becoming America's sultan of the samba, its titan of the tango.

Before long, Arthur Murray had tapped into the whole nation's urge to kick up its heels. By 1924, more than a million Americans had purchased his See MURRAY, Page 9-B By Keith Graham Slaff Writer Sherman marched through Dixie. Arthur Murray waltzed through it. But the legendary hoofer who once studied at Georgia Tech and first gained fame as a dancing teacher in Atlanta confessed this week in a telephone interview from his Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, penthouse that he just hasn't thought much about the old school or the old town of late. "I haven't kept up with them," said the man whose name, has become synonymous with! dancing cheek to cheek.

"They've! kept up with me." Nevertheless, Murray said he's honored that Georgia Tech will re-enact an event he organized 66 years ago the world's first dance to radio music at the Capital City Club tonight. He won't be there, but, even at 91, JOHN SPINKStaff On stage Tuesday night, Bob Hope proved that at 83 years old, his wit's as sharp as ever. Who were those strange men fighting atop a MARTA bus? Ron Hudspeth Camp breathes life into kids with CF By Doug Carlson SliW'ri(cf DAHLONEGA, Ga. A hand-drawn sign hanging outside a cabin at Camp Glisson this week pictures a skull and crossbones and warns: "Abandon all hope those who enter." An arrow points to a purple blob next to the skull and says: "This is a bat, you dope." Residents of the cabin, all young boys, put their names on the poster to inform other campers whose domain it is. Boys in the cabin next door call themselves "The Transformers" and let their drawing of the popular Saturday morning cartoon do all the talking.

For six days, the children in this camp are like any other group of youngsters, but this week may be the only time all year their childhood might be called normal. All of the campers, boys and girls from ages 7 to 17, have cystic fibrosis a respiratory illness that causes glands to secrete an excess of mucus, which then invades the body's organs. The disease is severe chances are none of the campers will live past the age of 18. The camp, however, does not indicate what lies ahead. It is loud and spirited.

From any corner of the camp, voices rise and fall in laughter or surprise, depending on what prank one 9-year-old might have played on another. See CAMP, Page 8-B Was it a full moon while I was out of town? Marshall McArthur and Russell Farr swear they walked out of Carlos McGee's in Buckhead in the wee hours and watched as a MARTA bus zoomed by with two guys fighting on the top. Then, two police squad cars zoomed by in pursuit No word yet on what the guys iddlin on the roof were up to. Maybe they were the two chaps who had clashed earlier in Woodruff Park downtown when one walked up and handed the other a Julian Bond political pamphlet. When the fellow promptly tossed the pam- Ehlet in the trash, the man punched im in the face and kicked him.

By the time officer Tarry Kimble arrived, the vote-for-Julian-or-get-punched-in-the-mouth campaign worker bad vanished. Mickey Spillana and Lea Meredith, everywhere about town promoting beer, were dining at the Peachtree Long-horn when in walked a couple dressed as a gorilla and Jane. Spil-lane and Meredith were so taken with the couple Shelley Barbara mm and Peter Mcintosh that they invited the pairto join them for dinner. Shelley and Peter don't normally hang out in the human jungle dressed as such. They'd been to a costume party.

That cast party at Rio downtown for the wrap-up of Timothy Hutton's "Made in Heaven" must have been a corker. It didn't play out until 4 a.m. as Hut-ton sat in with League of Decency as Kelly McGillit danced all night long to everyone's delight. And, yes, I even missed Chuck Man gione, who, after his Chastain Park concert, showed up at Dante's Down the Hatch with his entire band and See HUDSPETH, Page 9-B JOHNNY CRAWFORDStaff April Brand has some fun with Camp Glisson counselor Esther Taylor. '1.

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