The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 23, 1987 · Page 11
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Baytown, Texas
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Sunday, August 23, 1987
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Sunday. August'23, 19«7 3-B Kcmrmhrr \\ lirii MOLLY McELROY was entering Lunar Elementary School lor the first day of school, first grade, when this photo was taken In September 1955. Now Molly Cagle, she is the mother of a future first-grader, Libby Cagle, who will be starting the first grade this fall at Pumphrey Elementary- School. L.A. museum exhibiting German art LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some 30 graphics which depict the German Expressionists' visionary world of the circus and cabaret are on view at the Los Angeles County Museum. The show includes portfolios by Otto Dix and Max Beckmann that the museum says "are among the most important graphics on this theme in German art." Other artists include Max Pechstein and Erich Heckel. Dennis Weaver stars in 'Buck James' LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long, lean Dennis Weaver looks like a man who was born on the range with both feet shod in boots and a saddle beneath him. It's a role Weaver has played several times, and it figures in his newest television series for ABC, "Buck James." Buck James, as played by Weaver, is a Texas legend, but not for the way he sits on a horse. He's a crack trauma surgeon, with skillful hands, natural charm and down-home wit. He unwinds on his cattle ranch. The series was inspired by a segment of the 1978 NBC series "Lifeline," a documentary that focused on the life of a different surgeon each week. "They sent me a tape of a show about a trauma surgeon in Houston named Dr. Red Duke," says Weaver. "They asked me if 1 thought it was a good idea for a series and 1 really perked to it. It's a man who's such a fish out of water. When you see him emerge from the operating room you'd never think he was a trauma surgeon. You'd think he was on the rodeo circuit. "I met with Red Duke in Houston and he's the technical adviser on the show. He inspired the show but we're not doing a show about him because that would limit it too much. Nor do we specify the city where he works.'' Although Buck James is not Red Duke, Weaver did pick up on Duke's sense of hurnor. "Practically everything he said to me was useful," Weaver says. "He'd say, 'It's amazing what you'll run into when you don't have a gun.' With his offbeat sense of humor that was his way of saying'Howdy.'" The name "Buck James" is a cross between Jesse James, the outlaw, and Buck Jones, the 1930s cowboy movie star Weaver says was his favorite. Weaver describes his character as "compassionate and understanding. He's a concerned human being who has a need to feel useful. He's a maverick. He despises red tape. He wants to simplify things so he can get the job done. He creates a lot of pro- blems by going on intuition, but he's usually right." "But when it comes to his own family he's not as sure-footed. He's divorced and he's got problems with his son and daughter. Particularly the daughter because she's as independent as he is. He's divorced because for 25 years he was totally committed to being a surgeon. He put his wife second, and that wasn't acceptable, although she's probably still his best friend. It makes for an interesting relationship." This is the first series for Weaver since "Emerald Point N.A.S.." a short-lived prime- time soap opera about a naval air station in a Florida city. Since then he's done a few TV movies and an episode of "Magnum, P.I." On that show, he was cast as a country-western singer and performed several songs he'd written. Weaver, his wife Gerry and their sons had put together a group that performed at rodeos, fairs and theme parks. Weaver's first series was "Gunsmoke." He spent nine years as Matt Dillon's kindhearted but somewhat dimwitted deputy, Chester Goode. He also starred in "Kentucky Jones." "Gentle Ben," "McCloud" and "Stone." It was probably "McCloud,". which he did while serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, that established Weaver as a leading man. He is preparing to do a "McCloud" reunion movie. He also made memorable TV appearances as the driver terrorized by a demon truck in "Duel," the movie that started the career of director Steven Spielberg, the trail boss in the miniseries "Centennial," the martinet colonel in the miniseries "Pearl," and the dedicated wheat harvester in "Amber Waves." Weaver stars in a new movie for ABC about illiteracy called "Bl." BARRY W. JAMES Certified Public Accountant Announces The Opening Of His Public Accounting Practice At 5300Barkaloo Road Baytown, Texas 77521 713-421-1040 Montgomery Ward SHOP-AT-HOME CONVENIENCE AT NO EXTRA COST! FREE ESTIMATES! NO OBLIGATION TO BUY! /Methodist San Jacinto Methodist Hospital The Center for Life Style Management "It sure feels great to enjoy my life again." are periods in life when Style Management is based on i There are periods in life when people experience such severe emotional, social and physical stress that help beyond normal resources is needed. In times like these, a supportive environment and specially trained people are required to bring life back into balance. Inpatient care at the Center for Life Style Management is based on the belief that persons admitted to the Center can respond positively to specialized intervention. For more information about the Center for Life Style Management treatment program and procedures, please call: 420-8635 San Jacinto Methodist Hospital 1101 Decker Drive Baytown, Texas 77520 (713)4206635 Providing specialized treatment for: Alcoholism, Drug Dependency, Depression, Anxiety, and other emotional difficulties. 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