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i:;side: bookmarks Annette Funicello's memoir doesn't end with "happily ever after." Page 3D. .Wednesday, May 25, 1994 SECTIO.'I D Television, Pages 6-7 E-NT, Page 6 Feature Page, Page 13 Call The Way We Live: 1-313-222-6610 BOclroil 4frcc Pre YE ixldj vy-il yyij lts f Eddie Murphy is back in the third "Beverly Hills Cop." Third time is charmless for 'Cop' By Anderson Jones Free Press Staff Writer For a moment you think, "Wow, Eddie's back." Everything seems right, for Eddie Murphy at least: the bug-eyed expressions, the pursed lips, the gap-toothed smile, and ... that laugh. "Beverly Hills Cop III" begins with a familiar and requisite gun battle capped by a freewheeling car chase with Murphy in hot pursuit in a stolen hot rod that self-destructs as the chase continues. Soon after the car comes apart, so does the film. Then, you start wondering, "Is Eddie going to make it?" Not out of this mostly suspense-less movie, but out of what seems to be a nagging career slump. His last two films, the mildly successful "Boomerang" and the forgettable "Distinguished Gentleman" did nothing to further his box office appeal. "i So this once-successful formula movie must have seemed like a safe place to begin what is being called his comeback. That's the only logical reason for this utterly unnecessary $56-million sequel to the enormously successful first "Cop" and the less-so second trip West seven years ago. Yes, it's been that long and, my, have things stayed the same. Maybe they should put an expiration date on these things. See COP, Page 2D Beverly Hills Cop III 2 Rated R; cartoonish violence, profanity. t ; 4: Outstanding 3: Worthy effort 2: So-so 1: A bomb I I Sailors with a Michi- W 1 -- - . V I gan connection: Mary 1 , " f . . -&-t, t'4 j 1 Schroeder, Detroit; ;t4?' ' " ' v . V . L Merritt Palm, former- f rr , 1 l;' V : ? lyofGrossePointe &Xv k. f Farms;coachStuArgo f , : ' ;, ,. II, Grosse Pomte , '$ ; .... "y 'f Woods native; and Ka- i " t - J " J tie Pettibone of Port t ,.4 'x ' - " 7 r Huron.Atleft,Martha V; n V? i s . - V 1 Mackechnie works on ) ' ' " ' y .f the spinnaker pole of ! r , " ' ' the sailboat Kanza. 4sJ 'I W """ WP' Jf JOAN C FAHRENTHOLDDetroit Free PressJJJ ' f Women prove their merit I ''SEAWORTHY J i IN AMERICA'S CUP TRYOUTS -f 7 Cl" . .. . i i' ... . ''.. !! JOAN C FAHRENTHOLDDetrolt Free Press Katie Pettibone and Melissa Purdy trim back the running on Kanza while Amy Baltzell, Sarah Bergeron and Christine White sit on the rail. Sailing tryout takes muscle, experience and hope i v Umv Craonrnro 0 4 Dl OVUIXVyijJLJjiv i Free Press Staff Writer A diary of an America's Cup tryout: MONDAY: The alarm goes off at 5:20 a.m. Katie Pettibone, my roommate from Port Huron, and I begin one of the biggest adventures of our lives, trying out for the first all-female America's Cup team. I'm living a dream. Two years ago, Ameri-ca3 won the cup. I'd like to do the same in 1995. TUESDAY: Can we say the words exhilaration? Exhaustion? Last night we were asleep by 9 p.m. See TRYOUT, Page 2D BY ELLEN CREAGER Free Press Staff Writer AN DIEGO Martha Mackechnie scrambles up the 110-foot mast and perches there as the Kanza turns west on breathlessly blue San Diego bay. The red roofs of Coronado beckon on one side, and downtown shimmers regally on the other. But all Mackechnie sees from the top of the $5-million sailboat is the chance of a lifetime to be part of the first all-female team ever to compete in the America's Cup, the most famous sailboat race in the world. "This is a 100-percent focus deal," says Merritt Palm, 25, one of five Michigan women among 44 finalists for the team. "You have to want it so bad that you can taste it." She does. They all do. They'll drop everything for the chance. "After we prove how valuable women are, they will be welcome on any other America's Cup team," says Palm, who grew up in ' Grosse Pointe Farms. But first, they have to prove it. No woman has sailed in an America's Cup final since 1937. No woman has ever been skipper of an See AMERICA3, Page 5D V.lJ u 4 Kanza sails through San Diego harbor. 1 t. ' M5 Trekker: Anthony Lesnick, 41, of Dearborn Occupation: Captain of the USS Intrepid (also a patent attorney) One starship captain bids farewell to another BY LT. WENDY WARREN KEEBLER Free Press Communications Officer Weekdays find him in his Dearborn office, practicing patent law. But his leisure time is spent in another pursuit, which he seems to take equally seriously: Anthony Lesnick is the captain of the starship USS Intrepid. OK, it's not really a starship, it's an international "Star Trek" fan club. Its members refer to themselves as the "crew," and they have ranks and titles just like on a "real" starship. They also have disputes, and their captain often must issue orders to resolve them. That's when Lesnick looks to the leadership style of Jean-Luc Picard captain of "Star Trek: The Next Generation's" Enterprise See TREKKER, Page 2D Crew member: Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart Occupation: Captain of the USS Enterprise I GUINDON Richard Guindon has the day off. While he's gone, we're reprinting a favorite cartoon. WHO LEFT) HI5 A V THI5 ? A &01TA Living alone DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE SOME. STANDARDS. IV&UiNDON dont DON'T DRINK. FROM THE-V CARTON .' ill BOTTOM LINE: SEND US YOUR FANTASY ver want to feed the lions at the zoo? Play catch with Cecil Fielder? Hot-air balloon over Belle Isle? Ever want to umpire a baseball game? Be the lone shopper in a Border's Book Shop? Inspect the Grand Prix track with Emerson Fittipaldi? What's your fondest wish, your own idea about what would be too much to wish for and too good to be true? This summer, for 13 weeks, we want to try to make your daydreams into bona fide memories, complete with pictures, autographs and souvenirs. You just send us your secret summer wish. If you're chosen, and if a lot of nice people are willing to help us, up to 13 folks will get their fantasy fulfilled. Of course, there's a hitch: A Free Press reporter gets to go along and write about it. Second hitch: Keep these fantasies G-rated, please. Third hitch: No guarantees. We'll do our best. So far, Cecil's agreed to nothing. Write us at Summer Wishes, The Way We Live, Box 828, Detroit 48231. Our fantasy is lots of short notes, no calls please. Let the dreamin' begin. By Amy Wilson lit J jiatte t"-1ii' iff ft PirT3arljrJolliWti-.WiwrL Hill W "Uhi f -1 V 'OffinHrflr if i ; V.'i -'-r' Ift Y -."f -if fr.iir r-V rt1 'il "' '''!;""":L " a'dlBlte- 1 """'f- - aighvjmrf.tR!MtiiTti .Mefrq jahiiV.fa ii-faBMflWjU. Twjai. . -JaJttfaWJ8BWH.sfa5J . jLMMtfettTSfr-ja.!p

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