The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on June 8, 1999 · Page 11
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TO lCEX-JCOl4L ACCENTING Accent 1B-2B Sports 3B-6B Classifieds 6B-10B Image TUESDAY June 8, 1999 Goldsmith to talk about career and family life COMMUNITY CALENDAR News 4 co-anchor will be speaker at Ladies Luncheon 1 rSv: - , XHJ v ,v The Index-Journal's Community Calendar is a public reminder of special events and meetings sponsored by civic clubs, community groups, and governing bodies for up to seven days of publication. Deadline for these items Is seven days prior. Special church events will be published In each Friday's church page. Deadline for church news is noon Wednesday. it 1 smith. She has been honored as the area's best health and medical reporter, winning two notional head-liner awards for her medical series "The Vision Test" and "Friendship Check Four." She has also received two Emmys and the Champion-Tuck Economics Prize for Business reporting. Goldsmith co-anchors News 4's "Live at Five," "News 4 at Six" and "News 4 Tonight" each weekday. She also continues to report on health and medical issues through her popular feature, "Four Your Health." Goldsmith grew up in Michigan and received a B.A. in mass communications from Northern Michigan University at Marquette. While at the university, she was a guest student in communications at Richmond College in London, England. She has worked at broadcast stations in Marquette and in Rochester, N.Y. She anchored, produced, reported, edited, wrote and even ran the teleprompter before deciding to head south to warmer weather. From the Channel 4 news studio last week, Goldsmith said of her upcoming talk at the festival Ladies Luncheon: "I'm excited to be part of the Festival of Flowers in Greenwood. It's such a wonderful asset for this state. I know gardeners from across the country who know this part of the state because of the South Carolina Festival of Flowers." Door prizes will be awarded and, said Paula Brooks, luncheon chairman and manager of the Uptown Development Corp., a chance to win a mini-weekend for two in Charleston is a special prize. The luncheon menu features organic lettuces and greens with strawberries and aged balsamic vinaigrette, chicken breast stuffed with shrimp mousseline and red pepper coulis, herbed polenta crescents, rata-touille of early summer vegetables and a fresh peach trifle. Tickets are $15 per person. Reserved tables are available for large groups. For tickets, phone the Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 864-223-8341, or the Uptown Development Corp. at 864-229-4600. By ALICE HITE Accent co-editor GREENWOOD - The South Carolina Broadcasting Association's "Newscaster of the Year" - twice -brings her bit of wisdom and humor to the South Carolina Festival of Flowers Ladies Luncheon. Broadcaster Carol Goldsmith of WYFF-TV, Channel 4 in Greenville will talk about her career in broadcasting and the challenges of balancing a career with the reponsibilities of being a wife and full-time mother. The luncheon is set for the Inn on the Square in Greenwood at noon Friday. Besides being a familiar voice and face to everyone in the TV viewing area as an anchorreporter on TV-4 for 14 years, Goldsmith is well-acquainted with the Lakelands making guest appearances at benefits in the area and most recently as speaker for a meeting of the Ware Shoals Women's Club. Goldsmith, the mother of two children, Audrey and Samuel, is married to award -winning artist Scott Gold LADIES LUNCHEON WHAT: Ladies Luncheon WHERE: Inn on the Square WHEN: Friday, noon-1 TICKETS: $15 INFORMATION: Chamber of Commerce, 864-223-8431, or Uptown Development Corp., 864-229-4600. OF NOTE: News 4 co-anchor Carol Goldsmith will be the guest speaker for the luncheon. Besides being an anchor, Goldsmith is best known for her health and medical 7 Carol Goldsmith, will be guest speaker. if 10 a.m. - Early Bird A. A. Group, non-smoking, Brlce Street Building. 10:30 a.m. La Leche League of Greenwood. All women Interested in breastfeeding are invited. Babies are welcome. Contact: 229-7048. 1 1 a.m. - "Healing Relationships", support service for victims of sexual abuse, 1225 S. Main St. Call Alice at the Sexual Trauma and Counseling Center, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 227-1623. 1 p.m. - Greenwood Ro'ary Club, American Legion Building. 3-5 p.m. - Greenwood Habitat for Humanity Open House, 413 Northside Dr. W., behind North Side Baptist Church. Rlbbon-cuttlng ceremony is at 5 p.m. 3 p.m. - Greenwood County Library, afternoon Sign-A-Long. 4 p.m. - Mathew Heights Community Club, home of Mrs. Ben Corn. 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Hospice Ladles Support Group, HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave. 5:30 p.m. - West Side A.A. Group, non-smoking, St. Mark United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. - Gold Prospectors Association of America, Gary's Kuntry Kitchen. 7-8:30 p.m. - Greenwood Parent Support Group, for parents of special needs children, Greenwood County Library. Call 223-8417. 7 p.m. - American Legion Post 20 and Auxiliary, dinner served. 7 p.m. - Greenwood Ninety Six Chapter of N.A.A.C.P., Macedonia Center. 7 p.m. - American Council of the Blind, GreenwoodNinety Six Chapter, Old 96 Depot. New member welcome -blind, partially blind or sighted volunteers. Contact: Nettie Lewis, 388-9692, Betty Jones, 543-2031 . 7 p.m. - Greenwood Substance Abuse Ministry, Greenwood Christian School. Call Loutricla, 223-0002, for details. 7-9 p.m. - Self's Neonatal I.C.U. Parent Support Group, Self Memorial Hospital. Call 227-4949. 8 p.m. - New Life N.A., Macedonia Baptist Church Community Center, 418 Marion Ave. 8 p.m. - Newcomers A.A. Group and Men's Al-Anon, Brice Street Building. Blythe Heights Community Association, Mathews Community Center. Riverses will dish out advice NEW YORK (AP) McCall's magazine has announced that an advice column co-authored by Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa will debut in the August issue. The column will appear regularly and will answer readers' questions about personal relationships. lv. -1 ' 1 , 1 ' ' In making the announcement, Sally Koslow, McCall's editor-in-chief, said that "because Joan and Melissa have experienced such joy and sorrow in their own lives, they'll offer valuable wisdom to our readers on c JOAN RIVERS Staff photo by Charlee Marshall The marquee outside the Greenwood Community Theatre tells everyone what show will be coming for the Festival of Flowers. Festival of Flowers musical to open Friday 'Sound of Music' to fill Lakelands life, love, loss and learning from your mistakes." Koslow said information about relationships continues to be among the most popular topics for McCall's 15 million readers. The last mother-daughter duo to co-author an advice column in McCall's was Dorothy and Mary Rodgers, whose column ran from 1971 to 1979. E! Entertainment TV to show Ellis Awards NEW YORK ( AP) The winners of the Perry Ellis Awards were announced at the Council of Fashion Designers of America's recent gala, which will be telecast June 13 on E! Entertainment Television at 9 pm. 'it- T By JOSEPH SITARZ GraphicsFeatures editor GREENWOOD - Just like the real Austrian Alps, Greenwood Community Theatre's version of the famous mountain range hasn't been a one-day project. Through the efforts of GCT volunteers and artists, the Alps have taken shape and stand majestically on stage, ready for the opening note of "The Sound of Music." The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, the annual Festival of Flowers offering, starts a three-week run Friday at 8. Besides recreating the Alps, set designer John Lund and his band of volunteers have also constructed the von Trapp villa. GCT Artistic Director Myra Shaffer has also secured set pieces from the Anderson theater, rented a drop for the abbey and had other pieces created here. "The Sound of Music" is the real-life story of Austria's Von Trapp family as they fled their homeland in 1938 to avoid Nazi rule. Familiar songs from the show include "Do Re Mi," "Climb ing a 42-member cast from the more than 150 who auditioned. Of those, 101 were 14 or younger, many of whom were vying for parts as the Von Trapp children. "That was a lot," said Shaffer, who is entering her eighth year as artistic director. "The cast was chosen by committee," Shaffer said. "It took hours to whittle them down. It was very hard. "The competition for the von Trapp children was quite intense," Shaffer said. "It was unbelievable during the two nights of auditions." Selection lent itself some unique situations. "The Von Trapp children have to be steps," Shaffer said. "They had to be similar in looks. The criteria was that they had to have really strong singing voices, be really animated and be good actors." The children are Meagan Brown as Liesl, Andrew Wilkie as Freidrich, Brittany Fleischmann as Louisa, Brita Long as Brigitta, Chris White as Kurt, Jordan Rentz as Marta and Gillard Jones as Gred. Luke Tolbert is Rolf, the love interest See GCT, page 2B The winners are: womenswear, Josh Patner and Bryan Bradley for Tuleh; menswear, Matt Nye; and accessories, Tony Valentine. Nominees were elected by a blank ballot submitted to a THE SOUND OF MUSIC WHAT: Greenwood Community Theatre production. WHERE: Greenwood Community Theatre, 110 South Main St., Uptown Greenwood. WHEN: Friday, 8; Saturday, 8; June 18-19, 8; June 20, 3; June 24-25, 8; June 26, 3 and 8. TICKETS: Adults, $12; Senior citizens and students, $10; Children 12 and younger, $8 INFORMATION: GCT, 864-229-5704. CHER 7:30 a.m. - Emerald City Rotary, Inn on the Square. - 10 a.m. -Early Bird A.A., Brice Street Building. 10-10:30 a.m. -Wonderful Wednesday Storytime, in Magnolia Park, sponsored by the Greenwood County Library. 1 1 a.m. - Ninety Six Branch Library, Summer Reading Program. Noon - High Noon Sertoma, George's Family Steak House. 3-5 p.m. - Greenwood County Library, afternoon Make and Take drop-in. , 5 p.m. - Sisters for Sobriety A.A., Brice Street Building. 7 p.m. - Greenwood High School Booster Club, GHS Cafeteria. Public is invited. 7 p.m. - A.A. and Al-Anon (for families of alcoholics), Faith Home. 7:30 p.m. - McCormick A.A., American Legion Building. 8 p.m. - Night Group of A.A., nonsmoking, and Al-Anon, Brice Street Building. 6:30 a.m. - Greater Greenwood Area Toastmasters, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, South Main Street. Call 229-9700 for details. ' 10 a.m.- Early Bird A.A. Group, non-smoking, Brice Street Building. 10 and 1 1 :30 a.m. - Greenwood County Library Summer Reading Program, Matthew Fletcher, storyteller. . Noon - Emerald Civitan Club, business and lunch meeting, at Workman's Restaurant. New members welcome. Contact Sue Peeler, 943-4585, Calvin Moore, 229-3006. 2 p.m. - Bereavement Group, McCormick County Senior Center. All ages welcome. Call 465-2626. 3 p.m. - Ware Shoals Community , Library, Summer Reading Program, Matthew Retcher, storyteller. - 3-5 p.m. - After School Mentor Program, for ages 6-18, FREE, Greenwood Museum. Staff and volunteers provide assistance with special projects. , 5:30 p.m. - West Side A.A. Group, non-smoking, St. Mark United Methodist Church. 6 p.m. - Conquerors, a Christ-centered, 12-step program for alcohol and drug addiction, Emerald Baptist Church, 1510 Evans Pond Road. 6 p.m. - Men's A.A., Brice Street Building. Space provided by IsjfjJgilXiL nominating committee of 70 editors and retailers, who voted in their specialty area. Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and, of course, "The Sound of Music." "You have to suggest a lot," Shaffer said of getting a little to go a long way. "We have very limited wing space and storage space. People would be amazed with what we do." Shaffer, who is directing the musical, said she and choreographer Niele Andrews and musical directors Al and Leigh Gambrell had a hard time select Blossoming of niche' TV: From golf to food By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press writer NEW YORK In 1980, when Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs received three of the major American Fashion Awards given by the CFDA. Kors won the womenswear designer award, Klein won the menswear designer award, and Jacobs won the accessory designer award. The CFDA is a non-profit trade association whose membership consists of some 200 fashion and accessory designers. Other winners: Yves Saint Laurent (lifetime achievement), Yohji Yamamoto (international), Betsey Johnson, Elsa Klensch, Simon Doo-nan, In Style magazine, Sophia Loren and Cher. An award for h umanitarian leadership was presented posthumously to Elizabeth Tilberis, editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar magazine, who died recently after battling ovarian cancer. there were fewer than two dozen cable networks and only 15 million households receiving them, a station called ESPN was just getting off the door Life hits everything from windsurfing to adventure expeditions to environmental issues. "The networks I've been involved in have moved from the more generic to the more specialized," said Wemer. "The magazine business and the print business were the inspiration for both of these channels look how many titles are devoted to vehicles and outdoor recreation." Another niche network called The Box goes even further. It allows viewers to pick music videos from playlists scrolled on the screen, and 67 million homes and 174 channels, ESPN's revenues are over $1 billion, and nobody could possibly call it narrow. "Narrow," or "niche network" as the industry calls it, now means an all-golf channel, or an all-anthropology channel. The focus will likely get narrower, too, since technology eventually will increase the number of cable channels reaching each household from dozens to hundreds. Wemer, now CEO of two niche networks, shows how things are going. His Speed Vision covers fast cars, boats and planes, while Out then call in and get them broadcast for $2 per request The offerings vary by region and even neighborhood, with 160 different playlists around the country ranging from Latin, country and top 40 to alternative rock, classic rock and rap-urban. Radio playlists, record sales and viewer preference all influence what's offered. "The U.S. has a very diverse musical audience uiat has different tastes depending on the region," said Alan McGlade, CEO of The Box. . "We think this is the wave of the See VI, page 2B ground. At that time the conventional wisdom was that an all-sports network would never work, that it was too narrow to really be viable," said Roger Wemer, who would become CEO of ESPN within a decade. Today, the cable universe reaches I

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