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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Entertainment Thursday December 17 198?    Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas    P»fle9 Laughs aplenty in Leonard’s new novel Touch By Elmore leonard Arbor House 245 Pages $17 95 First Touch is not one of the finely made crime novels that have earned Klmore leonard a national reputation Second It doe sn t matter Touch is a well written well paced story with some nice satiric touches that often make the reader laugh out loud leonard wrote the book in 1977 but no one wanted to publish it until now As he says “it's way off trail com pared to what I usually write, but not so different as to delay its publication for IO years It deals with faith healing specifically by the layingon of hands The healer is Juvenal nee Charlie Lawson a former Fran ciscan brother who has quit the order Juvenal discovered his gift for healing by touch while serving with the Franciscans in south America Now he is working at an alcohol rehabilitation center in one of Dear Abby Detroit's seedier areas Which is what brings him to the home of an alcoholic man who is physically abusing his blind wife Also on the scene is a man who has made a good living by selling religion to the masses So when Bill Hill sees Juvenal calm the manic alcoholic and then bring sight back to the blind wife he knows he has stumbled onto a very good thing Hill s efforts to profit from Juvenal s mysterious talent are the core of this novel But there are also some wonderful sideshows such as the religious fanatic who wants Juvenal for his version of the true church arni the ego mad television talk show host who brings Juvenal to national attention and some atten tK>n it is Interesting this novel and very funny Phil Thomas AP Rook- Kditor Soviet authors using words as weapons My Dear Alex By Dinesh D Souza & Gregory Fossedal Regnery Gateway 117Pages $14 95 Afv Dear Alex is a satirical monologue by fictional Vladimir a master Soviet media manipulator of the new suave KBG style He makes it look easy to plant Soviet notions into American editorials columns op^ ed pieces political activists platforms and even official policy Vladimir s protege Alex who came to America as a Pravda journalist rather a “specialist in Soviet American relations need only follow the instructions in his letters Their goal is to help defeat the adversary Vladimir says ad ding Fortunately this adver nary is divided and rather naive and we have many allies in power ful places As proof of their success Vladimir cites statements and positions of real American opinion makers that, says Richard Nixon in the foreword ’ will infuriate some of the people named another characteristic of good satire " One of Vladimir's instructions is how to string words together into such impressive phrases as “profound interpersonal awareness " and genuine dialectical relationship or “objective societal forum ' The first word in each phrase comes from Column X of the vocabulary of American liberalism the second from Column 'i and the third from Column L there being IO words per col umn Vladimir explains that the words in each column are inter changeable Friend Wants to See Woman But Without Hearing Her Kids Dfr AR NUHN VS thin th** last f*-w irs* I I** an • vrrv friendly aith .« \ mn§ w*iman I met through w >rk I ll ill h« r VS# u*»*<i t< • I* s i a lot ut « mtsat tim*- together Cm# ha-1* young children I have * * Sh h I * »>•    in*;. but -hi ha- U*n taught good manner* .md nr im r fiehavmr Jam children are i M# n • ^I. . et i Dk SH ABBA I has. wi»rk«*d at thfmrtv large uffn r for two year* I aln#> hav# a part tim*- job be* av.-# I im d#-« piv in debt foil wing a had marriage t< a eompui- v#• gambler and dnnk**r I n handling mv lit* quit* well hut there t- a problem I «an t hand!* It -*a rn- that rverv time I turn ar und a coworker at both b- i-k- rn# to pit# h in for - rn*-me • birthday anniversary bridal -h« w» r going away pr»--*-nt I ibv gift fl# wrr- a card I think \ U get th* idea Mi thev want i- a I Jar or tw hut it all add* up V bf tv I ti ii ! w ant to appear -ting v and I hate to tm th* nlv on* in the flue to -av no hut lf I -av ve* to mil th*--* reque-t- I ll fie -bort of money that - .dreadv been ear mark# d f# r rent grot erie* tn*ur ant# ut.Uti** car payment ga-and i vile her t< I up w th tim. * th ■re that ■pl A hat -h un! I d< Must I W, ^ntii Jam * ihiidren grow up 1 !«ll her th* truth and ri-n lofting F 'rte od *h ID** St I WIN M n ATB *\ I lh SR Nit W IN I,-JI Jane th. truth with ail th* love and diploma* v vou t an mu*ter She’* doing a grave di**orv otto her * Kildeer* who i annot be ■ * |M*i ted to know what thev have mil been taught Illmannered and hadiv behaved i hildren ar* obnoxious and. th*Tefore,    frientlle** A OU would ice doing .lane anti her • hildren an enorniou* favor VK ABMA SU ti. »ther -giving me tit* -dent treatment litre - tin »torv I rn I mv wife i* VS# ti I#* i it married for six vt ar* Im.(ti have    ;obk and hav* never t-k> d our par* ut* (or a dim# VA# ar* * -#m> hie t ou pl* who fi.iv# alw av* lived within out mean* VA# jukt moved tnt#* a new condo that w. ar# n riling A1 . motlier t»M-d me Ic w mu< h rent w# art paving I -aid Mdiiethtng like (lh SI in d«*n t w .rrv w« re ahi*- to handle it '-in wa*n t -alt*fied *** uh* a-krd UK again Again I told her -he didn t have to wt.rrv — hut I did in it tell tier how much rent we were pav mg t o r mil. * thro -he - iteeti giving u- th# -dent treatment Knowing mv mother tin* i* tier wav of punching u- D' you think -he wa* wrong to a-k me how mu* h rent we wer# paving ' And do you think I wa* wrong for retuning lo tell her ’ SI >S1t VA tit Ut IN Ult I SA DF AH SOM FSA ll FKL: Your mother wa* out of line to have linked. You were within your right* to have politely refuned to tell her. Nm| HIM. Im M AKI- Of AH SMI Hist# Don t look for an "cli u*«    —    give    a    reckon Ahu are not ohligat«-d to give if it - a hard*hip for v ou I he nett time vou re a*ked. -mile plea*-antlv and -av, “I would love to give, bul | have nome pr#---mg obligation* that make it impo*-*ible at th* moment ' Nothing more Nothing I*-** Ut AK A BHS I hav* u*t re turn*-! from mv tientl*t * where he • vplained that a crown on a ha* k t. lh w mal *t $»» ■ A - -1 -ted by a v oung woman he- proceeded Then he * alin! a !• mal* tr* hnii tan to the dtairway *f th* adjoining office Vpp.irenliv khe wa* idle and thev k# pl Up .1 three *sded . on v er-alion * onktantlv on a vanelv of kuhjnt* •.fit* r*t*efked with an m i akionai ( Ifven w ide' SD hunhand had the mi*fortune »f having a first appointment the morning after a big telev i***d sport rv# nt in which he had no interest II* -aid patient* a* well a* em plover- were involved in a detailed r* hashing of the gam* The dentist I* v ur.g and -killed and we do not plan to chang* St# husband says hi- barber is w r-« ll# nver-e- with the other hart* r» and t ustomer- sometimes ice king over hi* shoulder a* he lip* Al*.» h« ha* a phone cradled on hi- -boulder for other conversa to n- whit# h* works I- tht- a wav of life with prole* • caval- or am I getting crotchetv ’ LA SN KI KLD MASS lit- AH I A N N t I KLD I npro-f« --tonal “profess Iona I a" can fu found everywhere. It'* not confined to anv age group or special area I here i* no shortage of -kill«-<1 dentist* — or hartn-r* lf vou put up with Itll* t v pe of unprofessional Im-hav tor from a dentist or a barber. Garden Ridge Continued from Paq* 7 had taught five cUv-e- of wreath making at the F orest SA alen* t oun try Club just for the fun of it Many of the visiting 40 ladle- had made their own wreaths this year under Ann - guidance anti luoked at the .leiorations with a professional eye In the tiving room the elegant t*hristma-tree festooned with bows was silhouetted against a glass sliding dew bringing the outside landscape to bear on the decora Dons inside one could almost have r im rn In Mc tiu—nmy *5 ss:-rn* ^ KA KHY THI R.SDAA + lame Star light and lame Star LONGNECKS 50C J HU RSO AV OIC 17 loose f RIDAX DfC IH David Henry & The New Rhyfhm Method SATURDAY DfC 19 Two Hoots & a Holler Fr.da* Dec ll Clifton Jansky Satycda* Dec It Nashville Sounds New Year V E vc lay Erie *6 OO ll e Noir Serve Muted Dnnk ■Z wished that it would begin to snow C reatures such as sculptures and pictures of rabbits and ducks studd cd with spice- were throughout the home and the children s room had its own toddler height cTiristmas In**- around which were gathered the most endearing group of cuddly chubby bears F. very one lingered a little in the light airy Gill house ex changing ideas and gathering news from each other sipping the spicy punch and hot coffee and eating just one more cookie Prices Good Dec 17 thru 23 Kegs tor All Occasions « I New Years Eve Dance | at Eagles Hall    ^ ;-V.-    257 E South St. 'Jtk1 X » * New Braunfels Tx,    w’1 *    8:30p.m.—12:30a m.    ^ Music by Pfeil Brothers $7.50/person includes Breakfast after Dance.    \ ). EVERYONE WELCOME!! 1 D' vc Thru Se'» e Hill I vSSX >} /MKV/RKOCNKMfl We Have Livers & Gizzards Try Our Hot Deli Call Ahead For Fast Personal Service Manske Roll 49 Jumbo Drinks Fountain or Tea 49‘ Miller Keg A Lite I 'J pak •••••••• Budweiserk«hi Alight £49 I 2 P«k . Coors 12 p«k • Coors bullet im 549 5 54’ IO44 *- Brewed en lusively by ( OOT* — Winter Fest    a7s [b pah * j • • j    ^    ^ Milwaukee’s Best q29 l2pak(«M...... O Dewey Stevens    qm WIm Coof et* 4 pak • • • dm Television schedule full of holiday shows you're not crotchety — you’re crazy. DK AR ABBA i agree with I P-**t Parent concerning the free *nd lien sexuality in college dorm* I tieneve college authorities should take .om* step* to control immoral .tv rn the dorms First thev should eliminate coed form* I strongly obje. t to your statement that "If young adults are inclined t* bit.! around thev will find a wav t# d*» it on their lunch hour It young men were kept out of v oung iadie- quarter* and vice versa .t would certainly help to < >rr*. t this situation lf a did we ever get into this mess md where Will It end ’ HAKKISBI KG PARENT DF AK I* ARFN I VA,- got into this rn*-** when the rule* were *0 consistently ignored they might a* well not even have existed. And it will end when enough student* and parents get lhat message to the college authorities 620-5626 NEVA YORK AP - Tis the season for holiday movies and specials and in this year’s batch there s something for everyone whether your taste runs more to Handel s Messiah or “Bugs Bunny 's Looney Christmas Tales " Here is a calendar of some of the prime-time holiday television fare scheduled through Christmas Eve Thursday Dec 17: "The Nutcracker ’’ the loth anniversary presentation of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet as per formed by the American Ballet Theatre starring Mikhail Barvshnikov and Gelsev Kirkland PBS The Three Kings," with Jack Warden I/>u Diamond Phillips La Bamba" and Stan Shaw as three misfits who believe they are the wise men and wander Los Angeles on camelback looking for the Christ child ABC “Kin Te Kanawa at Christmas featuring the popular soprano ac companied by the Tallis Choir from London Arts A Entertainment Network Friday Dec 18 "Great Performances Chnstmas with Flicka " with American opera star Frederica ( “Flicka von Stade celebrating in an Alpine village with Melba Moore and Rex Smith among the guests PBS Saturday, Dec 19 “Bob Hope s Chnstmas Show with Sammy Davis Jr among the guests NBC Sunday. Dec 20 “Christmas Comes to Willow Creek w ith John Sc hneider and Tom Wopat teaming for the first time since The Dukes of Hazzard "CBS Monday Dec 21 The Little Match Girl " with Keshia Knight Pulliam of The Cosbv Show in a heart tugger on NBC A Garfield Christmas Special " starring the curmudgeonly cartoon fat cat CB> “Claymatior Christmas Celebration' starring Will Vinton s dancing raisins made famous by the commercial CBS "ll s a Wonderful Life ’ the 1947 Frank Capra classic starring James Stew art and Donna Reed WTBS Christmas in Washington a variety show with host Barbara Mandrel! NBC Wednesday. Dec 23 A Child s Chnstmas rn Wales with Denholm Elliott in a dramatization of the Dylan Thomas poem PBS Top of the Pops - A Very Special Chnstmas with L'2. Sting and others who contributed to the holiday album to benefit Special Olympics CBS "Chnstmas Eve " a repeat of the TY movie stamng Loretta Young NBC Chnstmas Eve Dec 24 “Handels Messiah with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Or chestra and Chorus “ PBS “Bugs Bunny s Looney Chnstmas Tales an animated wackv wabbit tale CBS "Santabear s High Flying Adven ture" with the gentle animated bear featunng the voices of Kelly McGlilis and John Malkovich CBS Santa Claus The Making of the Movie " the one that came out in 1985 and starred Dudley Moore ABC “The Nutcracker performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet and London Symphony Orchestra Showtime “The Homecoming A Chnstmas Story a repeat of the movie on which “The Waltons" was based with Patncia Neal and Richard Thomas. CBS “A Gift to Last " a Chnstmas fable Lifetime “The Magic Flute," the 1978 Glyndeboume production of the Mozart opera with sets by David Hockney stamng Leo Goitre and Benjamin Luxon Arts & Flntertain-ment Network The Downtown Association And BRAUNTEX TWIN ^2 90 W. San Antonio 6 2 5-44 ll] „    Presents    Hi(Js ----°W‘es ,,\e* Saturday 9 AM & 11 AM - Dec. 19th r BARGAIN MAHN! 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