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The Decatur Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 26

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PAGE TWENTY-SIX Decatur. Illinois. Thurlay. Srplt-mlnr 27. 1979 Werewolves Ford, Nixon uninvited THE DECATUR DAILY REVIEW to opening of library MISSES JRS. MISSES PETITES LANE BRYANT Vz SIZES OFF ORIG. PRICE pathy for him confined the guest list to people with connections to President Kennedy, the newspaper said. An exception was made for President Carter, the only politician invited without connections to the late president. Lady Bird Johnson, widow of Kennedy's running mate and successor, has been invited, as well as the directors of all presidential libraries. An unidentified source told the Globe that, other than the fact that Nixon ran against Kennedy in 1960, the Republican can't be considered a political, official or personal friend of the late president, The newspaper reported one library official as saying the decision not to invite Nixon and Ford was "not exactly the kind of thing you announce. We figured we'd just wait, and when somebody asked, we'd just answer." Boston (AP) Former presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford won't be invited to the opening of the John F. Kennedy Library next month, according to the Boston Globe. The newspaper said the official reason for not inviting the two is that the Oct. 20 opening in Boston is not being planned as a celebrity gala, but as a gathering of the late President Kennedy's official, political and personal family and friends. But the Globe said there were reports that the family thought Nixon's presence at the opening would be inappropriate because they felt strongly about his role in Watergate. Family members concerned about having to explain such a position and perhaps ignite a controversy that might win sym Thursday, Friday and Saturday Only! i KJ I lilts IICVVCOl It styles and colors for fall at super EliVMAN 259 N. Water on Landmark Mall We Validate Parking SdVIIILJb! IBM! I SOMETHING TO ooo TOMORROW, in tho Herald: For an on-the-spot sizeup of the new University of Illinois athletic director, see Sports Editor Bob Fallstrom's column. TOMORROW, in the Review: influenced by Stones By Rob Patterson Newspaper Enterprise Association It's very hard to mention The Werewolves without The Rolling Stones in the same sentence. The reasons are many: Guitarist Seab Meador is cut from the Keith Richards mold, and just about as elegantly wasted. The band plays raw, blues-based rock and roll much like the early Stones. Their producer and manager is none other than Andrew Loog Oldham, the brainchild who helped bring the Stones themselves to fame. "We're always being compared to them," says singer Brian Papageorge, whose spry frame makes him closer to Nuryev than Jagger. "It's understandable, and even quite a flattering comparison, but not really that true." "When the Stones first came along I was really influenced by them," says guitarist Meador. "But they influenced me to go back and discover the roots of their music the old blues and r-and-b groups which are the roots of our music, too. That's really the way in which we're like the Stones." Originally based in Dallas, Texas, the Werewolves were able to glean much of the American roots music that passed through the Texas area, a hotbed of blues and soul. Eventually rising to become Dallas' most popular local act,, the Werewolves still encountered problems with their bizarre look and singular commitment to rock and roll. "I remember when the progressive country thing was IT down in Texas," recalls Seab, "and if you didn't sound like Willie Nelson, you couldn't get a gig in Dallas. So we got ourselves booked into a club we always used to play before, but this time as The Texas Kingsnakes, a 'blues' group. "We all came in with sunglasses and hats on (this years before The Blues Brothers), but while we were playing, the owner kept looking at us real strangely.' Finally after a song he came up and looked at me in the eye. 'I know who you are,' he yelled. 'You're those darn Werewolves. Get out of here!' " Their solution was to move to New York City and starve. But during one of their occasional gigs at punk palace CBGB, they were heard by Oldham. Impressed, he signed the band for management and got them a deal with RCA Records. Ship Of Fools ("Summer Weekends" and "No More Blues") is their second album for. the label, and perfect summer music. "We recorded it on a boat last summer," explains Papageorge. "We would get up in the morning and spend the day swimming and recording. Everything is live and it really shows what we're all about which is rock 'n roll." And raunchy, searing rock is just what it is, as gritty and energetic as the Stones at their youthful best. But this time, it's America's version of our rock roots. Amtrk vows to improve its service Yf i r to J - - Lupus is short for lupus erythematosus, a Latin phrase for "red wolf" and is a disease that takes many courses. The name refers to the typical mask-like red rash seen over the cheeks of many of those who have it, explains Dr. Paul G. Donohue in Friday's Family section. COMING in the Herald: Being a member of the Pony of the Americas club is just as demanding for youngsters as football and baseball. A coming Sports article will tell you why. i - ! .1 r n : l - in iv n hi And, on SUNDAY: ft 1 ? Mark Tupper Sports Writer - ... Mark Tupper reports on the Navy-Illinois football game, a "Staley Day' A "" - - t feature at Champaign. f M i A 1 1 t .1 r I tt I I .. TO START YOUR SUBSCRIPTION SEE YOUR CARRIER, OR DIAL U A OUTSIDE DECATUR 1 1 CALL i i aVM-hlhl 1 i Qnnncn.inon toll -j-faw WW! B uuu coc-lUCU FREE iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiimiiimiiiiiiiimiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiim SHOP MONDAY 9:30 To 8:30 Tues. Thru Sat. 9:30 to 5:00 AT MARTIN'S ILbV i' ' I'll j I? nil i i f v T II' 'V :r.u Set $700 1 -,nriin KTmi.f" lit ii ' l I' minimi II in in mi i. inn I ' , JJ By Glenn Ritt Washington (AP) Amtrak is pledging an all-out effort to improve passenger service, with new emphasis on making trains run on time and improving the food sold aboard them. Where the railroad has concentrated in the past on "moving trains," there now will be equal emphasis on "moving people," Amtrak president Alan S. Boyd said Wednesday. Boyd said service improvements will range from improving roast beef which he said sometimes tastes like sawdust to making reservations centers more efficient. New cars and locomotives will be acquired to replace ancient equipment and expand the system, Boyd said. Amtrak currently is overtaxed, which contributes to long delays, he said. Amtrak also plans to initiate its su-perliner, or double-decker trains, early this fall, he said. More than 2 million riders have boarded Amtrak trains in each of the last three months, reflecting the energy crisis and rising gasoline prices, Boyd said. Ridership in August, for example, was up 34 percent over August 1978. Boyd's vow to boost Amtrak's reputation came in conjunction with announcement of a personnel shakeup he said was being made in response to a Congressional mandate to plan ahead. That mandate was in the form of legislation giving Amtrak spending authorization for three years rather than the usual one year. The Senate approved the authorization Tuesday and the House is expected to act as early as Friday, Boyd said. The authorization is for $912 million in capital and operating funds in fiscal 1980; $985 million in fiscal 1981 and $329 million for capital expenses only in 1982. AMC avoids fight and stays sound Washington AP) Gerald C. Meyers, chairman of American Motors Corp., says one reason AMC is in good shape is because it is concentrating on certain segments of the auto market "rather than slugging it out head-to-head across the board with the bigger automobile companies." Meyers said AMC's solid financial standing also stems largely from its new working agreement with Renault. MR EWTS TOCK RE S PANTCOAT OF MISSES 4 in the style you prefer and at the price you want to pay. Our sets start at a modest $ 1 50 and range upwards to many thousands of dollars. We invite you to come in and see which set is right for you. It's a selection you'll really warm up to... but hurry! You only have 4 days to save. Single and double-breasted styles... some trimmed with scarves... some with extra linings. They're regularly S55-S120, now snugly priced at just S44-S96 Misses Coats SPECIAL NOTICE Framing sale to be held over for 1 week. Sept. 24 thru Sept. 29. 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