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Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California • Page 21

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Classified ads. 3-14 Thursday, May 28, 1987 Santa Cruz Sentinel 'V ft on 4 vli Working together results in a colorful peace statement from New Brighton eighth (Siraazz reaocDoes floor Schools peaceful 71 Sea into NATIVE AMERICANS will open Peace Day with a ceremony at noon Sunday at Mission Plaza Park, in front of Holy Cross Church. Church bells will ring around Santa Cruz and the Civic Auditorium carillion will play. People are encouraged to pause for "one minute of peace." "Discovering Our Common Ground" is the theme of the daylong activities, which will include readings, workshops, entertainment and food. From p.m., a picnic for seniors will be in Holy Cross Hall.

Free tickets are available through Golden Age Nutrition programs and a tl donation may be made at the door. A program will follow, from p.m., with music and dancing. Vern Bennett and quartet will play. Seniorama performers will entertain. There is no charge.

Shut-tlebus transportation has been ar-: ranged from Live Oak Senior Center, Garfield Park, and San Lorenzo Valley. Moderators for afternoon events at the plaza will be City Councilman Arnold Levine, noon to 3 p.m.; with Emma Pez translating in Spanish. Elizabeth Gips and Becca Ruzich will moderate at 3:30 p.m., with Gabriella Gutierrez as translator. create projects from Escuela Pacifica, Santa Cruz, go to Elderoay senior daycare center Mondays to teach the elders how to make origami peace cranes. County teachers have compiled a handbook of peace education materials, "Teaching Toward Peace," as an education resource.

Activities Sunday will include schoolchildren reading their own writing on peace to community leaders. Richards' murals project at New Brighton School was done during six days with seven social studies classes. Students were paired randomly, so that friends were not necessarily matched with friends. The first step was to break down barriers, said Richards. "The first day, they talked with their partners to get a vision of peace, which meant working with a partner to share a vision." That's how an artist works, she told the youngsters.

"We have a vision and create from that vision." The second day, themes were generated. "For some, the idea Please see Page C2 Events will be as follows: 12:15 p.m. Poetry of ancient Mexico, Luis Moreno and Patrice Veccione; 12:30 p.m. Aikido, Principles of Martial Art: Conflict and Resolution, North Bay Aikido School; 12: 50 p.m. Aileen Vance, folk singer; 1 p.m.

Sing-along, Freedom Song Network; 1:20 p.m. Randy Masters Band; 1:55 p.m. Mid-county Senior Center Choraliers; 2:10 p.m. Ceego-Senegalese drummers and dancers; 2:35 p.m. Grupo Guelaguetza, ballet folklorico dance group; 2:45 p.m.

Mark Levy, international songs; 2:55 p.m. Grupo Guelaguetza, regional dances of Mexico; 3:05 p.m. Susan Mankowitz, belly dancer; 3: 15 p.m. Heroines, women's jazz ensemble; 3:35 p.m. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5888, flag raising.

Bayview kindergarten class with Nancy Wallace, "America the Beautiful;" 3:45 p.m. Peace Child children's chorus; 4 graders, Capitola. 4:05 p.m. "Leaders Listen to Youth." iocal schoolchildren will read their writings on peace to civic leaders; 4:25 p.m. Ark School Sings, Gerry Smida, director; 4:35 p.m.

Freddie Thompson and Daisy Dem, UCSC sing "Imagine." 4:45 p.m. Charmaigne Scott and Friends; 5:25 p.m. UCSC Gamelan; 5:55 p.m. Assaulte Bat-teria, Brazilian samba marching band; 6: 15 p.m. Linda Arnold, singer; 6:35 p.m.

Craig Schindler, closing remarks, "The Great Turning;" 6:45 p.m. Interfaith celebration. The closing celebration will be sponsored by the Sister Cities Committee, Baha'i Faith and Peace Day Steering Committee. Participants will include Cabrillo College Slavonic Chorus; Selene Huminj-Vega accompanied by Rick Hamouris, in an interpretative dance to the prayer of St. Francis; gospel singer Isake Femi; songwriter Mark Levy and young people from Ark School.

Religious representatives of major world religions expected to For many teens, the result is a muddling of traditional middle-class values. In the places where they hang out, it's not hard to find evidence of why many specialists are now saying that today's teens are more materialistic, less realistic and harder to motivate than any generation before them. If only indirectly, teens themselves often seem well aware of the differences. "The goals have changed," says Mike Jostes, 18. "When a guy's refrigerator dispenses water and ice cubes, people think he's got it made.

He doesn't need kids. He's got everything." Sociologists also worry that malls help create the illusion for kids that they already have it all, too. Under one roof, malls showcase all the easy-life images and conspicuous consumption seen on television. Only two generations removed from the Depression, today's middle-class kids know little about poverty or the potential for it. Ask Kelli McGuin-ness, a friend of Jennifer's, and two other teens about hunger, and they By MARYBETH VARCADOS Living Section Editor MAKING PEACE isn't a usual activity for eighth graders.

Sometimes they're so busy growing up, thinking of the next person doesn't always come naturally. That's why Spectra artist Ruth Richardson is proud of her Peace Day project she got 200 eighth graders to put aside mental barriers and create 33 tile murals on the subject of mutual cooperation. Friday, the framed murals, most of them 2 feet by 3 feet, will be installed on an outside wall of New Brighton Middle School in Capitola. Each portrays an avenue to a more peaceful world, as seen by young people. Similar projects occupy other schoolchildren throughout the county this month as Peace Day, Sunday, draws close.

At Alianza School, Watsonville, a week of peace activities includes construction of a World Peace Village with SPECTRA artist Cindy Haug and a multicultural celebration. Aptos High School students observed this week as Peace Week. Students Dan CoyroSentinel fperace attend include the Rev. James Henry, Holy Cross Church; the Rev. Emily Sanford, Unity Temple; Isaiah Williams, Sufi minister; CheQueesh Auh-ho-oh, Native American; Turiyudas, Krishna Yoga Society; monks from the Taungpulu Burmese Buddhist retreat, World Peace Order; and Temple Beth-El.

A candlelight procession will go to the rose garden at the plaza park for a closing meditation and group sing. Mark and Nancy Wallace will provide extra music. WORKSHOPS Three free workshops will take place on Peace Day in Room 101 Holy Cross High School, near Mission Plaza Park. At 1 p.m., "Children's Creative Response to Conflict" will be led by Wendy Wheeler with role play, games and discussion. "The Conflict Resolution Program of Santa Cruz County" will be introduced at 2:30 p.m.

by Lucy Van Elgort and Sandy Schweitzer. At 4:30 p.m., the Academy Award-winning film "Women for America, for the World" will be used in discussing the shaping of public opinion and legislating arms control. think of the latest diet crazes. "I'm always hungry," one of them answers, and the rest giggle knowingly. SURROUNDED by the 43 apparel stores, 27 restaurants and 19 shoe stores at nearby Chesterfield Mall, it's not hard for teen-agers to feel as if the world's goods are already theirs rs.

You come nere ana see au stuff you ever wanted," says 11. Cindv Goldberg, 15, talks the Kelli Shopping for values Teens pick up lessons of life from shopping malls Erma Bombeck Crazymaking kids have special gene A few years ago, I reported a breakthrough in childhood behavior with the discovery of the DYN gene (Drives You Nuts! The theory was that some children are born with a proclivity for unscheduled adventure that makes parents want to sit in a fetal position under the sink and braid their own hair. There were skeptics, of course, who wanted to believe all of it was a "phase." They contended their children climbed the walls from boredom or got a little crazy when they hit the sugar a little too often. Many of them are converts to the DYN theory. Take the case of the family traveling through Illinois with their 3'A-year-old child in the back seat.

When the child complained of a "bellyache," the mother rummaged through her purse and said, "Here's a baby aspirin for it." Minutes later, the child complained again and said it wasn't working. When the mother turned around, the youngster had the aspirin stuck in her navel. There was laughter at first as the mother reached over the front seat and tried to remove the tablet. She couldn't. They pulled the car off the road and both began to work in earnest.

Finally, the father had to get a pair of long-nose pliers out of the tool box to remove the aspirin. Today, she is a believer. There was the mother of six who went on a business trip with her husband. The third day out, their housekeeper noted a strong, unpleasant odor in one of the kid's rooms. There, lying flat on its back, feet extended upward, was the family's pet hamster who had obviously bought the farm.

She anguished how to tell the 8-year-old of its demise. When he arrived home, she said By JEFFREY ZASLOW The Wall Street Journal WITH AN ALMOST Orwellian eeriness, giant photos of teen-age boys and girls peer out over Crestwood Plaza in St. Louis, where shoppers hurry in and out of fashion boutiques and stores piled high with trendy merchandise. To Jennifer Hunt, the atmosphere in malls like this is intoxicating. "I see something.

I fall in love with it. I have to have it," the 15-year-old says. "My mother says I'm what's the word? Insatiable." To sociologists and educators, however, such scenes are a sign that the focus for children's values has shifted away from the family. With parents taking a less-active role in raising their children, middle-class teens are looking outside the family to a greater degree than ever before to define their social values. "More and more kids today are looking for some form of structure in their lives," says one family psychologist.

"The malls are a place they find it." gently, "Herbie passed away today and has gone to that big lawn of wood chips in the sky." The 8-year-old looked at her and said, "Oh no, Clara, Herbie's been dead since Monday." One mother said her son's DYN gene didn't develop until he was 12. Then it was knit potholders time. He never passed a roof without climbing to the top of it, explored drainpipes all over the city and rode skateboards to speed up the aging process in those who watched him. Mark had the gene. When he was 22 months, his mother changed training pants 35 times a day.

When summer arrived, she had a great idea. She put him outside and let him water everything in sight. When winter came, Mark was trained but he went to the front door every time he had to potty. She figures if she can potty train the dog, she'll be ahead of the game. I have survived three children with DYN factor.

They built campfires in the base of trees, took my bra to school for "Show and Tell," and poured Orange Crush into a boiling radiator. Hopefully, science can come up with a new sedative a shot in the hip minutes before you are to deliver that will wear off when the kid is out of high school. LA Times Syndicate about her plans to get a car on her next birthday and how she would like to build up her wardrobe. She chuckles about her stepfather's stories of how he had to wear the same clothes all week long as a youth. She says she is already on her second outfit of the day.

"I changed to come to the mall," she says. The malls are only too happy to satisfy teen-agers' wants, particularly when parents are inclined to waive control. parents say I'm lucky to have this mall," says 12-year-old Robby Powers as he relaxes Please see 4.

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