Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 30, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
2:30 p.m. on IQI Qo) (Q GU Auto Racing
Despite its ongoing feud with the Indy Racing League - and rumors of its imminent demise — the CART series is alive and, according to its CEO Chris Pook, here to stay. Part of its allure for the racers is the variety of tracks on the schedule, including ovals, street circuits and road courses. Today, Kenny Brack and his fellow competitors are in Cicero, 111., for the Grand Prix of Chicago, where they’ll take to Chicago Motor Speedway’s 1.029-mile oval.
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Movie: Die Hard 2
Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane, who is waiting for his wife at Dulles International Airport when the extradition of a Central American strongman goes awry, forcing McClane into action. Dennis Franz co-stars as the head of the airport police.
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World Cup Soccer
Soccer diehards in this country don’t care if their sport has never fully connected with the casual viewer. They probably like it that way, anyway. After all, inviting everyone to the party only creates a bigger crowd. Today, though, those fans may have no choice but to let others in when soccer’s
Cicely Tyson plays a matriarch who inspires three generations of her family in the 1998 TV movie Mama Flora’s Family, airing Sunday and Wednesday on CBS.
biggest bash - the World Cup - culminates with the championship match in Yokohama, Japan. A month ago, 32 teams set out in search of history, which France achieved four years ago. But the defending champs were bid adieu in the first round, opening the door for a new country - and maybe new fans — to attend the world’s biggest party.
Guiding Light marks its golden anniversary
By Candace Havens © Tribune Media Services
It’s the longest-running daily television program - ever! - and on June 30, “Guiding Light” celebrates its 50th anniversary. That is a startling feat, especially considering the climate of television today, when series are lucky if they last more than a few weeks.
“When Ima Phillips created her first script for ‘Guiding Light,’ no one, not even Ima herself, could have foreseen that the program would be written into the record books,” says Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin, a Procter & Gamble Productions executive.
“It’s overwhelming to be part of something that has so much history,” says Beth Chamberlin, who plays Beth Raines and Lorelei Hills on the soap. “When a show has been mnning for 50 years, it makes you stop and think. Most of the people on our show weren’t even bom yet when it began, or they were wee ones. I feel like I’m a part of television history, and that is an amazing thing.”
To help celebrate the show’s anniversary, Chamberlin’s new book, “Lorelei’s Guiding Light: An Intimate Diary,” will be released. The book chronicles the physicalBath Chamberlin
and psychological journey of one of the actress’s characters on the show.
Chamberlin wrote the book from a diary she kept on the character. “I usually create these diaries with backstory for my characters,” the actress says. “I needed to know
where she was coming from, otherwise you are just a leaf blowing around in the wind.
“Much like real life, a character is often saying something very different than what she is feeling, and it’s important for me to write all of that down so it becomes a part of her.”
Chamberlin was working with a publishing company on another book idea when they brought up the idea for Lorelei’s diary. The “GL” powers that be thought it was a great idea, so Chamberlin took her diary and turned it into a romance novel.
“If you’ve never seen the show, you can enjoy the book as just a fun romance novel,” she says. “But if you do watch the show, there are things you will definitely recognize in Lorelei’s past. It’s a great way for viewers to get a different perspective on the show.”
Send questions of general interest to Candace Havens, Soap Talk, Tribune Media Services, 333 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801, or e-mail to [email protected]
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