Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 28, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
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GARFIELDTODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY
In 1914, bluegrass musician and singer Lester Flatt was born in Overton County, Tenn. Flatt, his partner Earl Scruggs and their band, the Foggy Mountain Boys, did more than any other group to bring bluegrass music to the attention of the mass audience in the 1960s. Flatt and Scruggs’ The Ballad of Jed dampen from The Beverly Hillbillies TV show was a hit in 1962. And their recording of Foggy Mountain Breakdown, which they had originally waxed in 1949, reached the Billboard Hot IOO chart in 1968 after it was used in the film Bonnie and Clyde.
When Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ musical partnership ended in 1969, they had been together for more than 20 years. Flatt died on May 11, 1979 at the age of 64.
• In 1978, members of Kansas became the first rock band to be named Deputy Ambassadors of Goodwill by UNICEF at a ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York.
• In 1985, rock singer Phil Collins lost his voice during a concert in Detroit. He was forced to cancel for only the second time in IO years.
• In 1986, the rock group Wham! drew a sellout crowd of 75,000 to their farewell concert at London’s Wembley Stadium. Elton John performed a duet with Wham! member George Michael on Candle in the Wind. Wham!, a duo of Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, had sold more than 38 million records, and their foreign tours included a visit to China. Michael said he wanted to concentrate on songwriting and pursue a solo career, while Ridgeley planned to be a professional race car driver.
• In 1988, Motown Records, the most prominent black-owned independent record company, was sold to MCA Records and an investment firm for $61 million US. Included in the sale were the contracts of such stars as Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie. During its heyday from 1962 to ’71, Motown had 30 No. I pop hits by such artists as the Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye and the Four Tops. But it later proved unable to develop acts which had mass appeal outside the black community.
• In 1993, Boris Christoff, one of opera’s great basses, died in Rome at 79. He had suffered a crippling stroke six years earlier. Christoff was particularly renowned for his interpretation of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov.
• In 1996, a week into their hugely-hyped reunion tour, the Sex Pistols stopped a show m Copenhagen after 15 minutes because fans wouldn’t stop throwing bottles at them. One fan said, “in the old days, they would have returned the bottles.”
•Also on this date in 1996, Kiss opened their summer reunion tour before 38,000 fans at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. The entire show was devoted to songs from the original quartet’s pre-1978 glory days, including Love Gun, Deuce and Strutter.
• In 1998, George Harrison told the London tabloid News of the World that he’d been successfully treated for throat cancer. The former Beatle, a longtime smoker, said he’d noticed a lump on his neck while gardening the previous summer. Harrison also had a cancerous growth removed from one of his lungs in the spring of 2001.
• In 1925, George Morgan, one of country music’s earliest crooners, was bom in Waverly, Tenn. He was the writer and singer of Candy Kisses, the biggest country song of 1949. Morgan’s recording went to No. I and sold a million copies, while a cover version by Elton Britt was number three on the country chart. Morgan’s smooth, easy style was featured on such early ’50s country hits as Room Full of Roses, Cry Baby Heart and I’m rn Love Again. He died of a heart attack in July 1975 just as his career was beginning to rebound.
FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 29
The planetary energies are giving everyone too many obligations. The outcome? Many people will decide to escape this weekend because the stress at home is too great. Since we all are inundated, talking with a spouse or kids about these responsibilities at least keeps everyone connected. Partners and colleagues will ignore their boundaries.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you look for them, you’ll find people who accentuate your best qualities, making you irresistible in the eyes of a new love interest. When in doubt, it’s better to ask for an objective opinion than to risk making a mistake.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A significant person m your life is starting to understand there is more to you than meets the eye. There’s no need to go on bemg frustrated by that difficult friend you feel you must hang out with. Picture the change you want, and ask for it!
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Band together; people rn teams make more money and have more to offer than you do all alone. Besides, exciting ideas and new friends come into your realm, and you’ll soon give up on feeling shy in a crowd. Keep to your strict budget.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Explore a new business idea with an eye to expansion. Adding a class to your schedule is a good idea, especially if you’re single. Stars prompt you to make the first moves in friendship, romance
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re a good sport, which goes a long way toward making others feel comfortable. No wonder you’re so popular. The morning involves the challenge of understanding every role in your family, not just your own. Value loved ones tonight.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 29). You are picked over others for some prestigious honour, job or windfall. From August to September, the limelight is on you. Make use of this attention by telling others what you want. People will want to introduce you to new partners. In August, reach out to highly placed executives who make an exception for you. Rents and costs are lowered at your request in January. Your lucky numbers are 5, ll, 14, 26 and 35.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Look for the best price on that big-ticket item. Loving partners bring luck; count your blessings. Standing in line will connect you with worthwhile contacts, so don’t shy away from any place because it’s too popular.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s up to you to stick to your beliefs; others may suggest foolish moves for monetary gain. A hot date includes
a ride through the countryside or a walk in the park. Anything you build from scratch tonight will eventually bring luck.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before you get into action, take time to think through all the details, especially regarding a money-saving strategy. The key to making things go smoothly comes to you around noon. Resentment could mean you’re at the wrong job.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are thrust into a diverse social scene in which influential business contacts are made. You are every bit as interesting as the ones who intimidate you. Remembering this helps you break through barriers to get what you want.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Positive friends give you a hopeful feeling. If you don’t have any optimistic people around you, it’s a good time to get some. New friends you meet at a concert or sports event become important business contacts.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Love life complications are remedied. Let your guard down, and be the first to admit your deep affection and need for another person. Fun and adventure keep your wheels turning. Family members take precedence tonight.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Playing with the kids or like the kids is lucky. Show up early to the party to help out, since that is when the real fun begins! Traveling light affords you an opportunity that would impossible to take advantage of otherwise.
Daughter advised to be supportive of mom
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ann Landers answered her readers' letters up to her death on June 22. The following was one of her last columns.
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 17-year-old girl. My parents have been married for 25 years. I think my father is having an affair with a coworker.
I found a photograph of this woman in Dad’s desk drawer. Also, he comes home from work a lot later than he used to. He drove this woman to the airport last week, then called to say her flight was delayed and he wouldn’t get home until morning. Her phone number always shows up on our phone bill, and the conversations last a long time
Sometimes he goes into the garage to make phone calls, and I’m pretty sure he’s talking to her. On our family vacation, this woman “coincidentally” showed up in the same small resort town.
My mother is aware of all these things, and I know she suspects something, but she won’t confront him. Should I expose the truth and ask him about the affair? Should I look for more evidence? Please help me, Ann.
I’m scared to death that my parents will get divorced. — California Girl
Dear California Girl: If your mother is aware of your father’s behaviour, I hope you will stay out of it for her sake. She obviously is
not ready to deal with the possibility that he is cheating. I urge you to be supportive of her decision, whatever it is. If the situation deteriorates, encourage her to seek counseling.
Dear Ann Landers: My 28-year-old cousin, “Annie,” is going to be married next month. Annie was married once before to a useless, lazy good-for-nothing who cheated on her. Annie’s father is convinced that this marriage will be no better than the last one, and he refuses to be a part of it. He won’t walk her down the aisle, nor will he attend the wedding.
Annie has asked my father (her uncle) to give her away in marriage. My father is honoured by the request, but doesn’t want to stir up a hornet’s nest with his brother. I think he’ll do it, though, for Annie’s sake.
I am bitter that Annie is asking my father to do this when he hasn’t yet walked his own daughters down the aisle. Why should she be the first one to give him this honour?
If Dad decides to do it, I will accept his decision, but it will take me a long time to forgive her for asking. What should he do? — Not a Bride in Virginia
Study finds no link between pill, breast cancer
Dear Virginia: It’s a shame your cousin’s father is so punitive that he will not attend his daughter’s wedding, but please don’t add to her pain. Be happy that your father can do this favour for her. Believe me, it takes nothing away from you. When he walks you down the aisle, it will be as a father, not a surrogate. And everyone will know it.
Dear Ann Landers: I read the letter from “Memphis, Tenn.,” whose husband, “Eddie,” insisted on combing his thin hair over the bald spot. Twenty years ago, I did the same thmg. Every mornmg, I carefully placed each strand of hair where it would cover the most bare space. I thought it looked just fine.
One day, someone caught me on videotape, and I saw for the first time how my hair looked from the sides and back. That cured me.
I immediately combed my hair straight back and scheduled a haircut for the next day. Someone ought to videotape Eddie so he can see what he really looks like. — Another Eddie in Washington, D.C.
Dear D.C.: What a good idea! And the videographer should also get a few pictures of Eddie from the top. Most balding men believe their comb-overs do the tnck and would be upset to realize what people really see.
If, after viewing themselves from all angles, they still want the comb-over — fine. Some thmgs aren’t worth fighting about.
By Janei MCCONNAUGHEY
'Die pill does not raise the risk of breast cancer, not even among women who started taking it early or have close relatives with the disease, a new study found.
Previous research had reached conflicting conclusions, with two of the most recent studies find mg a higher risk for some women. And since nearly 80 per cent of U.S. women born since 1945 have used oral contraceptives, even a small increase was reason for concern.
In this new study, published rn yesterday’s New England Journal of Medicine, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health looked at more than 9,200 women ages 35 to 64 — a group that includes the first generation of women to tak;e the pill.
“It was a chance to look at women over a lifetime to see what the risk has been,” said Robert Spirtas, chief of the contraception and reproductive health branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
“That hasn’t been possible before, because the first oral contraceptive users started off in the 1960s. They’re just getting to the age where the breast cancer risk is highest.” Researchers in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Seattle interviewed 4,575 women who had breast cancer and 4,682 who did not. Seventy-seven per cent of the cancer patients and 79 per cent of the cancer-free women had taken some type of oral contraceptive.
Those who had never taken the pill were about as likely to have breast cancer as those who were taking it or had taken it.
It did not matter whether they were Wack
or white; whether they were fat, skinny or of average weight, whether they took the early variety of the pill containing high doses of hormones, or a later, lower-dose pill; or whether they had a family history of breast cancer, had gone through menopause or started taking contraceptives before they were 20.
“I think that what was impressive was that, no matter which way you looked at the data, no matter which subset, the result was null,” said Dr. Kathy Helzlsouer, a cancer specialist in the epidemiology department at Johns Hopkins University’s school of public health. “It’s nice to be able to give good news to women.”
But Dr. Claudine Isaacs, clinical director of the breast cancer program at Georgetown University Hospital, said the latest study did not look far enough to say with certainty whether the pill raises the risk for women whose relatives have had the disease.
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