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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana State nation world Sunday May Kokomo Tribune A7 Image not really Lena NEW YORK AP Lena Hofrte cattt deny shes a sultry soulful sittgef Just dont ask her to like it the 76yearold movie star and cabaret diva says show business is work 1 hate she told Enter tainment Weekly for the May 13 issue I mean 1 dont hate it when Im doing it But 1 dont sing in the shower I dont sing in the kitchen 1 dont sing until I have As a girl she wanted to be a schoolteacher so the sex kitten image she gained hasnt always been comfortable to live with 1 made my living being she said I would never let the audience know that I hated it They were thinkin for years I was this remote sexy beauty you know at the WaldorfAstoria with men around going oooh and I was thinkin God let me get through then Ill nave dinner at eight What am I gonna have from room service Home has a new album Well Be Together Townsend made dreams come true LOS ANGELES AP Actor Robert Townsend told teenagers hes living proof they can rise from poverty and make their dreams come true Townsend who grew up in a tough Chicago neighborhood drew standing ovations and lots of laughs Friday during his talk to 100 teenagers at a probation camp I think its important that kids see someone who came from a similar situation on welfare no father who went on to make something of Tpwnsend said The writerproduceractor whose credits include The Five Hollywood Shuf fle and Meteor Man used his acting skills to portray doubters in his past You on welfare like everybody Townsend said mimicking a lecture he received from a child hood friend You aint gon be the next Billy Dee White House not fun for teenager SIMI VALLEY Calif AP Susan Ford Bales daugther of for mer President Ford doesnt think much of life at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave It was a cross between living in a convent and a reform she said She was a teenager when her father became president in 1974 Maureen Reagan and Luci Baines Johnson also first ters joined Bales for a panel dis cussion Friday at the Ronald Rea gan Presidential Library Peggy Hoover Brigham granddaughter of Herbert Hoover also partici pated I used to walk into Cabinet meetings to get my allowance or ask my father if I could go some Bales said Our pets got mail which was always very unusual to us and we answered She has fond road memories Bales recalled Frisbee on the Great Wall of China with cartoonist Garry Trudeau and shaking hands with Mao Tse tung Johnsonsaid White House life was difficult for a teenager I really had no privacy in my ado She recalled once hiding in the closet of a White House bedroom in an unsuccessful attempt to get out of making a campaign appear ance for her father She also remembers the day President Kennedy was shot a Secret Ser vice agent yanked her out of her high school Spanish class I knew right at that moment that my life would never be the same and it Johnson said Her father took Kennedys place Rebuilding KATUPLANG Bangladesh Abdur Rahman and his wife work together to rebuild their thatched house here Friday Their house was blown away by Mondays mighty cyclone which claimed more than 223 lives and caused extensive damage to standing crops and structures At least a half mil lion people lost their mud and thatch huts AP photo Economists puzzled by dollars decline WASHINGTON AP Trade tensions with Japan congressional carping at the Federal Reserve even new allegations of sexual impropriety by the president all these developments and more are being blamed for the dollars puzzling decline on foreign cur rency markets Economists are scrambling for explanations because the green backs weakness defies basic eco nomic principles The dollar should not be falling at a lime when the economy is doing better than it has in years But that is just what is happen ing The decline grew so worri some last week that the Clinton administration after pursuing a dollar policy described as benign neglect since taking office sud denly reversed course It mounted a massive rescue effort with 15 other nations to bolster the dollar against the German mark and to keep it from hitting a record low against the Japanese yen The rescue had at least limited success but the dollar came under renewed pressure Friday after the government reported that the job less rate fell to percent as pay roll employment climbed by more than 1 million jobs over the past three months a remarkable turn about As has been happening lately however all the good news gave Wall Street a bad case of the jitters with the Dow Jones industrial average losing points and Treasurys benchmark 30year bond tumbling in price to drive its Nursing jobs hard to find in Indiana Some students say they were misled WEST LAFAYETTE Ind AP Graduates from Indianas 40 nursing schools could have a tough time finding jobs according to a survey by the Indiana Com mission for Higher Education Nursing jobs are limited but there also is a backlog of people trying to finish requirements students have difficulty even getting into a program according to the survey People have complained they were misled because once they were admitted to nursing school overcrowding prevented them from completing the required classes said Clyde Ingle Higher Education commissioner This is an untenable he said recently And I believe if the schools of nursing do not get this situation solved the General Assembly will be forced to solve it for The states 40 nursing schools offer a variety of programs rang ing from one to four years and more of study Some schools admit students into the nursing program right away while others accept students into the university and promise later entry into the nursing school Once a student gains admission into a nursing school there still is competition for clinical studies at hospitals and clinics Ingle said Dr Louise Hart head of the Indiana State Nurses Association blamed the backlog on a shortage of faculty to teach nursing cours es Theres also misunderstanding by students she said Once youre admitted to a pro gram doesnt mean youre auto matically admitted to clinicals and students are told that from the Hart said Hospitals are simply filled she said We have a concern and feel compassion for students in that backlog But we also know the realities in the Hart said the General Assembly should provide public universities with the funding necessary to attract advanceddegree nurses to teaching Right now schools cant com pete with hospitals Hospitals pay more to advanced she said Until we address this prob lem the backlog will The competition does not end with officials said There already are about reg istered nurses in the state and officials said hospitals are looking more and more for nurses who have completed graduate work Healthcare reform has con tributed to the nursing squeeze said Jo Brooks head of Purdue Universitys School of Nursing People are spending less time in hospitals reducing the need 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