The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina on July 3, 1987 · 9
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jJTfl che Charlotte Observer Friday July 3 1987 Page 9A Cant' lin lit I (0 Uwhgokri Cellist Cello Reunited After 8 Nervous Days By FLEUR PAYSOUR Music Writer WARSAW — A few people reported seeing Janis Nilsen talking to herself It oow pm didn't take a 1 s master lip reader to catch 0 up her IiinhaotiellocIn apIn g room ip mouthing "re- lax relax re- lax" A Musician And Nilsen hadn't seen her Her instrument $16000 cello for eight days EII layl She didn't know what shape it was in after a trip from Charlotte to Atlanta to Amsterdam the Netherlands to Warsaw She and her cello were reunited at 10:15 am Thursday — 15 minutes late for the scheduled start of a rehearsal for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's first performance on its European tour The response at first sight was "Ahhhhhil" "Everything seems to be just fine" she said of her nearly 160-year-old cello "It looked just like it Ouffront Putting The Bite On: A West German woman rather effectively discouraged a man who tried to kiss her against her will police in Wiesbaden said Thursday The 21-year-old woman told police a shabbily dressed man in his late 20s attacked her in her car When he kissed her "the victim proceeded to forcefully bite off the assailant's tongue tip" the police report said Authorities were on the lookout for a man with a "rather nasty and bloody" mouth injury and noticeably impaired speech A police spokesman could not say where the tongue tip ended up PB A La King: The late Elvis Presley's favorite snack says the August Ladies' Home Journal was fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches For fans of the King (who ate so many that toward - - the end of his life ' e '5 i: he was built more 5 p--!st (-4 ':i -- like the Kong) !: lr 4 here's the recipe - '""' from the book - "Elvis World" by ( f X 'k — A 1 Michael and Jane r Stern - -'4' Make sandwich 4' I with two table- i i spoons of creamy peanut butter on Presley white bread Brown both sides in frying pan with margarine Remove top slice of bread and add one mashed ripe banana Replace bread Eat with knife and fork Elvis died 10 years ago Aug 16 Now we don't know the calorie count of these goodies but we figure if he had lived to eat them for the past decade he would be the biggest star in show biz today About as big as say Iowa Peanut butter and banana are good together But the semiofficial food of the OutFront column peanut butter and jelly first got together — oh we don't know Years ago III Icky Hickey: It's official — nothing that's fun is safe We've long known that everything we can eat or drink causes cancer heart disease and fallen arches Then we found that sex spread AIDS Scratch that pastime Now they say even the innocent flirtations of high school dances and old Ford coupes will get you Hickeys spread herpes Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine reports the case of a man age 22 who reported an inch-wide swollen blistered spot on his neck for several days after his girlfriend gave him a hickey there In the sore area doctors found herpes simplex virus type I the variety that causes cold sores and fever blisters The other common variety type 2 causes genital herpes "Even hickeys are not totally innocuous" wrote Dr Nester del Rosario of Eastern Virginia Medical School MI Live Long Prosper: Residents of Hawaii famous for sun and fun have the nation's longest life expectancy Residents of Washington famous for government and lawyers have the shortest The figures are from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co which says the average life expectancy for the whole country is 739 years People in Minnesota Iowa and Utah live considerably longer than average they say and those in South Carolina Georgia and West Virginia fall far short (On the other hand It seems longer in South Carolina) — Doug Robarchek looked when we packed it in Charlotte All I had to do was tune it up and start practicing" Nilsen considered herself lucky Her cello took some unexpected turns on its trip which began last Wednesday on a loading dock at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte and ended at the dimly lit wings of the Warsaw Opera House Polish customs officials would not let the cello out of the Warsaw Airport for two days Locked behind a thin metal door at the airport since Tuesday were 8 cellos 6 double-basses and 22 cases of sheet music The orchestra's debut concert seemed in Jeopardy while officials from the symphony and the Warsaw Opera Juggled paoerwork to free the instruments The instruments were cleared for release late Wednesday night They left the airport early Thursday morning "All sorts of things could have happened" said Nilsen "With all the heat (in Warsaw) the glue could have melted and we would have ended up with instruments in lots of little pieces" But musicians agreed it was best not to worry The instruments flew across the Atlantic in an air-conditioned pressurized cargo compartment Left in their standard cases and then packed inside sturdy boxes — wood for the cellos and fiberglass for the double-basses — they were buffered against routine in-flight knocks and bumps Still accidents can happen Nilsen said "And there Is no way to prepare yourself for the absolute worse" Learning to relax in spite of performance hazards comes with practice "After 20 years of playing you don't worry every minute" said double-bass player Leo Bjorlie "You know there are other tools around if something had happened I could have borrowed a bass I wouldn't have had to miss the performance" Not a single musician had in-flight damage to report Before the start of Thursday's rehearsal musicians scattered to all parts of the Warsaw Opera House to exercise tight fingers hands and arms Bjorlie was so focused on his exercises that he looked surprised when asked about his double-bass "I didn't find any problems except one" he said "I Just wish I had opened up that case and found a Stradivarius" Hubert McLendon the symphony's road manager said there was one opera house administrator who did most to free the instruments "We still don't know why the things were held up" he said "But this women took me out to the airport She had all the right forms made all the right contacts and said all the right things to all the right people We might have to take her out of the country with us" Her name is Agnes Rojewska Some symphony members are now calling her Agnes of God w' V'1 DAVID RAMSEY Violist Pat Matson (left) bassoonist Jonathon Reeder (center) and violinist Jane Snyder arrive at Warsaw's National Opera House for the Charlotte Symphony's Thursday morning rehearsal WRY Program Schedule WEEKDAY 8 am—-----"—— Porky Pig & Friends 7 am -- OOOOOO Jetscms 7:30 aan-----— Inspector Gadget 8 am 10000110000 Heathcliff 8:30 cm OOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO MIMI Supertriends 9 am Morning Movie 11 am— —Bat Masterson 11:30 am Noon Have Gun Will Travel 12:30 pm Afternoon Matinee 2:30 pm — Porky Pig & Friends 3 pm— ----inspector Gadget 6 sm------------Porky Pig & Friends 7 cm-- W Oa Bionic Six 7:30 sm--------Superman 8 am—000909000010011Tarzan 9 am----------Maverick 10 aMOM0000000600 Wrestling 11 cm OOOOO 11086eineOW0000000011 Three Stooges Noon Tarzan Movie UNDAY 68m— Porky Pig & Friends - Three Stooges 10 am Abbott & Costello Theatre 11:30 --Comedy Classic ----Sunday Cinema 3:30 p M OGOOMMOM 00“ S m u rts 4:30 PO M110000 Jet SO n S 5 -Superman 5:30 It To Beaver 6 pm 000011160-0 Wonder Woman 7 pm OOOOOO 1100 Kung Fu 8 pm-------- Hawaii Five-0 11 PM00WII0 Wanted: Dead or Alive 11:30 pan-------- Night Owl Movie la° pm- Big Monster Movie 3 pm- Black Belt Theater 5 pm---- Alias Smith & Jones 7 pm-- Star Trek (through 1 am July 11 only) 9 pm"---The 9 lock Movie 11 pm-------- Midnight Madness Movie 3 -- Cinema II 5 pm -- Grizzly Adams 8 pm--Star Trek 7 pm Sunday Night Movie 11 pm-- Sunday Late Movie — Compiled By Dave White Movies Old Shows To Be The Hallmark Of New TV Station By JEFF BORDEN RadioTelevision Writer IFor the first time in 20 years Charlotte is getting a new full-power television station WJZY (channel 46) an independent licensed in Belmont with studios at 3501 Performance Rd in Charlotte arrives two years after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted its license request It's the area's fifth commercial station airing a schedule heavy with movies network reruns including "Star Trek" "Hawaii Five-0" and "Knight Rider" and first-run children's programs such as "Dinosaucers" and "Marshall Bravestarr" Since March WJZY has been airing two commercial-free movies from 7 to 11 each night On Wednesday it expanded its commercial-free movies to 9 am to 11 pm It will also be added to most of the cable television companies serving the Piedmont Next Wednesday channel 46 becomes a full-fledged station — it will air commercials along with its 1912 hours of regular daily programming WJZY has a 5 million-watt signal broadcast from a 2000-foot tower near Dallas NC will reach more viewers than any Charlotte station except WBTV (channel 3) Its radius will be roughly 70 miles bounded by Boone Asheboro Winnsboro SC and Asheville The station will stress its Independent status and its library of films especially recent releases including "The Woman in Red" "The Mean Season" "Ghoulies" "The Falcon and the Snowman" and "To Be or Not To Be" "We got In early with our film purchases signing agreements long before we were on the air" said general manager Mark Conrad 48 "Nobody is going to be able to touch our titles The only people who are going to be showing more movies than us is HBO" In all the station will air 31 movies per week By fall Conrad said the station will offer brief news and weather updates during prime-time programs By next year he added WJZY could field a local news operation Airing a week of films without commercials effectively promotes the station as a movie center but it's really a concession to area cable TV firms and will cost WJZY about $30000 Some cable services including Cablevision of Charlotte are dropping out-of-town stations to make room for channel 46 If they continued to carry an out-of-town station for even one day in July the cable companies would have had to pay a fee to the Copyright Royalty Tribunal a federal agency that collects a percentage of gross profits for distribution to copyright holders Cablevision of Charlotte for example would've had to pay $500000 to $600000 said President Jeff King What WJZY did was push up its official sign-on date by a week to help out the cable firms "I'm burning off product (movies) that ordinarily I'd use later in the year" Conrad said "We'll have to buy more inventory but it was worth it We have a strong working relationship with the cable systems Half the homes here are (served by cable) If I came in and blew a quarter of a million dollars on promotion and publicity and half the people couldn't receive us it would be a waste" WIZY is owned by Metro-Crescent Communications Inc a local broadcast group that includes Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt Metro-Crescent was awarded 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