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Student auctions front row Britney Spears ticket for charity
HAMILTON (CP) — A passionate Britney Spears fan decided a hospital video game system was more important than seeing her favourite pop star on stage.
Lyndsay Scott successfully auctioned off her front row ticket to raise money for die children’s cancer ward at McMaster Hospital.
She sold the ticket for last night’s sold-out concert for $300. The show was one of two Canadian stops on Spears’ North American summer tour. The singer, who was considered the highest earning celebrity by Forbes magazine last week, performed in Vancouver last month.
“I thought it was pretty good for one ticket,” she said.
The hospital could use the money for a video game system, for board games or field trips, said Scott, who paid about $100 for her ticket in March.
The Grade 11 student has been to six Spears’ concerts since she started listening to Spears in Grade 8.
Judge rejects Jennifer Aniston’s request for a jury trial in suit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge rejected Jennifer Aniston’s request for a jury tnal m her lawsuit against the publishers of two magazines that featured a photo of her sunbathing topless in her backyard.
U.S. District Judge Ronald S. Lew said her lawyers had not properly made a jury demand undei California law.
The trial is set to begin July 2 on Aniston’s claims of misappropriation of the right of publicity, constructive trust and punitive damages. Aniston is expected to testify rn the case.
The 33-year-old Friends co-star sued Man’s World Publications Inc. and Crescent Publishing Group in August 2000 claiming that a “stalkerazzi” with a telephoto lens scaled a neighbour’s wall to take shots of her “reclining topless in her backyard, weaning only her panties.”
Aniston has received judgments and settled claims with other U.S. and European magazines that published the photo.
Actor flying his Boeing 707 to IO countries to promote air travel
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Travolta plans to fly his Boemg 707 jetliner to IO countries this year to promote anime travel.
The actor said he wanted to show the airline industry in a positive light after the terror attacks in which jets were turned into weapons.
“Certainly after Sept. ll happened and my tavourite thing in the world, which is the airlines, was used to do something so completely destructive, it saddened not just me but everyone else in the world,” Travolta said Monday.
The 48-year-old Pulp Fiction star is serving as a spokesman for the Australian company Qantas Airways.
For Thursday, June 26
The moon in Aquanus conjoins Neptune, creating an atmosphere where you come up with the perfect solution to problems. Brainstorm with family and colleagues, and a stagnant relationship or business can be turned around. Age differences disappear now, so seek out those who are younger and older for their perspectives. Be prepared for unforeseen delays.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Boundaries are changing. Make room for the addition of a new person or responsibility. Acknowledge your benefactors, and return favours promptly. New people want to befriend you, particularly younger people seeking direction.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your attractiveness is at an all-time high and your charms can be used to improve your life. At work, reserve judgment and give someone a fair chance. Explore all options in real estate and possible relocation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Employ the help of others to move forward in a dynamic way; the impact on your career will be great. Start your masterpiece, whatever your art may be. Friends are gossipy, but you choose not to participate and will be thankful later.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You gain valuable experience while helping others. Relatives are thinking of you. lf a loved one upsets you, let him or her know before things get out of
hand. Tonight, listening to your instincts leads you to the right place at the nght time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Don’t take on a burden that is not rightfully yours or get drawn into a drama unnecessarily. The mail brings word from a former flame or friend. You can keep a relationship exciting with a little effort. Tonight, your sex appeal is irrefutable.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 27). You’ve harboured a secret for too long. This summer, you get the ideal opportunity to unburden yourself without suffering any consequences. This relief unleashes an avalanche of creativity. Major breakthroughs come at work and in education. December brings breathtaking romance. In September, you’ll hear great news about a legal matter. Your lucky numbers are: 5, IO, 16, 22 and 26.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With extra effort, you could make a small fortune. Look for a project or occupation that utilizes all of your skills. Ease a touchy situation this evening with humour. A love prospect respects your independent nature from afar.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love is better if you concentrate on adventure instead of putting all of your attention toward how the other per-
son feels about you. You’ll meet interesting, eccentric people while traveling short distances. You’re respected by others.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Mystery and complexity surrounds you. People feel flattered when you confide in them. Time constraints provide discipline. Your sense of direction and timing gets you where you want to be at the last minute.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Instead of scattering efforts, get organized. You set an example for your family. Concentrate on improving your current relationships rather than seeking new ones. Exercise stress away. Encourage a child’s athletic, creative efforts.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Working from home is the start of something big. A drain on resources finally disappears. Your health improves with a new diet and exercise program. You could receive long-anticipated news. Refunds are issued promptly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A loved one takes a load off your shoulders. Time spent outdoors is revitalizing. You can expand your realm of influence by attending lectures. Mamed couples lend money to needy relatives. Car troubles cause delays.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your spirit of enterprise will inspire many around you. Painting, writing or sculpting will release tension and increase creativity. A love affair is quickly becoming serious, and your friends can’t believe whom you’ve chosen!
Stigma prevents treatment of mental illness
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ann Landers answered her readers’ letters up to her death on June 22. rlhe following was one of her last columns.
Dear Ann Landers: In the wake of the terrible Sept. 11 tragedies, people across the nation have been examining the issue of mental illness. Children are particularly vulnerable. Researchers from Columbia University studied children in Grades 4-12 in New York City six months after the terrorist attacks and found that nine out of IO showed at least one sign that they were still suffering. Children nationwide continue to experience anxiety, depression and stress.
loo often, the stigma associated with mental illness prevents people from seekmg help. Also, parents and adults are often unaware of even the most obvious warning signs of mental illness in young people — which can lead to deadly consequences rn the most extreme cases. Nearly 20 per cent of American high school students report that they have seriously considered or attempted suicide at least once. In 1998, more teenagers and young adults died from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, binh defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
Mental illness is as treatable as other medical conditions. According to the surgeon gen
eral, a range of effective treatments is now available for most mental disorders. A growing call for equal insurance coverage for mental illnesses is also helping to provide greater access to treatment than ever before.
By expanding awareness and educating Americans about the warning signs of depression and mental illness, we can change people’s minds about this disease and break the cycle of ignorance and fear.
On behalf of the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign, I urge you to address this issue and encourage your readers iu learn more about mental illness by visiting our Web site at www.nostigma.com. Sincerely, — Tipper Gore, Honorary Chair, National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Dear Tipper Gore: Mental illness covers a wide range of problems that cannot be treated properly if they are hidden and avoided. Thank you for your excellent letter. I hope my readers will check out your Web site today.
Dear Ann Landers: I have been happily married to “Benny” for 21 years. This is my second mamage and his, too. Our children are
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adults now and have lives of their own. The only thing we ever argue about is Benny’s ex-wife.
Benny is required to send his ex a small support cheque every month until she remarries, which she never will. For some reason, Benny feels obligated to enclose a short note with his cheque, saying he hopes she is well, and so on. Every two or three months, his ex sends a note in return with updates on their children, her health problems, her mother, and whatever else is new.
I haven’t been in contact with my ex-husband in over two years. I see no reason for Benny to be nice to this woman anymore. Their marriage is over, and the kids are grown. It annoys me that they are so friendly. What do you iwty? — Tile W’ife iii Viigiui<t
Dear Wife: Benny and his ex-wife have children together. It is in everyone’s best interest for them to remain on cordial terms. You ought to be grateful your husband and his ex have a good relationship instead of the screaming matches and nastiness some second wives have to deal with. Kwitcherbeefin’, count your blessings, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
Gem of the Day (credit Ava Gardner): “After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled: ‘She can’t talk! She can’t act! She’s sensational!’”
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# In 1977, Elvis Presley gave his last performance — at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. His final song — Can’t Help Falling in Love. Less than two months later, Presley was found dead in his bath room at Graceland in Memphis. The cause of death was at first given as congestive heart failure, but later investigation revealed that drug abuse may have played a part.
• In 1965, the Byrds, the group which pioneered folk rock, hit number one on the Billboard Hot IOO with Mr. Tambounne Man, written by Bob Dylan. 'Hie Byrds had met Dylan six months earlier, and he publicly endorsed the group. The recording of Mr. Tambourine Man was actually cut by studio musicians, with guitarist Roger McGuinn the only member of
the Byrds actually playing on the record. The group did, however, provide the vocals.
# In 1971, promoter Bill Graham announced the closing of his Fillmore East and West concert halls in New York and San Francisco. The Fillmore East had operated for three years, and its last concert included performances by the Beach Boys and the Allman Brothers Band. Graham began producing rock concerts at the Fillmore West in 1965. The San Francisco club was a prime venue for such psychedelic superstars as the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane.
# In 1975, Sonny and Cher Bono’s divorce was made final by a court in Santa Monica, California. They had married in 1964. Four days after the divorce, Cher mamed Greg Allman.
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Yesterday’s Cryptoquote: ll IS A SIN AGAINST HOSPITALITY TO OPEN YOUR DOORS, AND SHUT UP YOUR COUNTENANCE. — AUTHOR UNKNOWN