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  • San Antonio, Texas
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Transcript WHERE'S THE BEEF?! Date for 21.06 Appeal Approaching By Don Ritz The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has scheduled April 17 as the dat.e for oral arguments to be presented in the case of Baker us. Wade. Buchmeyer said that if the law had not been struck down, it would allow the state to intrude "mto the private lives and bed­rooms of heterosexuals and regu- 1 ate the intimate sexual relationships of married couples and single males and females." Barber said that both sides will be given 30 minutes to present their cases. Barber explained that the mam issue of the case is that the former Texas law was a violation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in that the law was a violation of equal protec­tion to the right of privacy. CLARA The Baker us. Wade case was originally presented in 1974 to a U.S. District Court in Dallas by Don Baker, former Dallas Gay Alliance president. The case con• t.ested Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code, commonly called the "homosexual conduct" law. The suit was filed against Henry Wade, Dallas District Attorney, as well as all other district attor• neys in Texas. Section 21.06, put in effect in 1974, made it illegal for persons of the same sex to engage in oral or anal sex in the privacy of their own homes. District Court Judge Jerry Buchmeyer ruled the statute unconstitutional on August 17, 1982. In his decision, Buchmeyer wrote, "This statute makes crimi­nals out of more than 700,000 individuals in Texas who are homosexuals, although they did not choose to be, and who engage in private sexual conduct with other consenting adults." Buchmeyer stated that the Texas law was actually harmful in that "the anxieties caused to homosexuals-fear of arrest, loss of jobs, discovery, etc.-can cause severe mental health prob­lems." In November 1982, one day before the gubernatorial elec· tions. Governor Mark Whit.e, who was Texas Attorney General at the time, filed for appeal of the decision. In 1983, the newly elected Attorney General, Jim Mattox, dropped the appeal. However, Danny Hill, District Attorney of Pott.er County (Amarillo), funded by a group calling itself"Dallas, Doctors Against AIDS," picked up the appeal. Jim Barber, the attorney representing Don Baker. said that after the oral arguments are made in the appellate court. it may take six to eight months before a decision can be made. Barber ..aid that Hill's case will probably be represented by Dallas attorney Charles Bund­ren, who will probably attempt to introduce the AIDS epidemic and supposed venereal disease prob­lems in the gay community as evidence. Barber said that a brief has been filed to strike this informa­tion as evidence in that none of the information had been intro­duced in the original trial and that the information is hearsay ,lspecificaly, information pres­ented out-of-court, not as testim­ony). Gay activist Don Baker said that although he is named as plaintiff in the case, the case does not belong to him. Baker said, "This is the dat.e when all gay men and women (in Texas) will go to court. It's not a matter of my rights, but of our rights." "'°' L..I :st i r, / !:3 St. r, "'°' r, t c:> r, i c:> C3 St. y C:::: c:> m m L..I r, i t y April 13, 1984 Issue .11 Published Every Other Friday San Francisco Official Fights to Close Gay Baths Ry David I.ambit• lnt••rnatu>nal Ga, Nt-\\-8 At:c•nc·y SA1' FRA1'CISCO-Th" threat by San Frunc1sco's dirl'<'tor of public health to close the city's 14 gay stenm baths and to restrict ncti~ities ut adult bookstores and privnt,• sex clubs has kirked off an angry debatl' in thi. gay community over how to copt• with the All)S health crisis, while at thP sum,• llmt• prt•serving the political and lifestylt• gums of thn post-Stonewall gay lilwration movement. The political crisis touchl'd off this week stemM from a long-drawn-out battle b1•twem opposing gay political factions over wh1•ther the estimated 5 percent or so of gay men who use the gay bathhouse,; for multiple s<·x encounters are responsi• ble for the increa ing number of AI OS cases reportl'd in San Francisco. The first salvo in the week's bathhouse wars was launched by ,·eteran activist Larry Littlejohn, who announced he was trying to place a measure on the November election ballot requiring the Board of Supervisors to make it illegal for patrons to havt• M'X at the baths. Little­john. 11 !(UY dPputv sheriff nnd founder of th<• Pride Foundut10n, dednrt·d that he hudn 't ht·t•n to th,• bntbs himself for quite somtt ltmf1 • " I stopp,,d two yei1rs 11go wht·n I i:ot a ]ov!'f and the\' began lo b1•com1 boring for me No" I cl,; not have 11 !(Iver but I st11y away ht•caus,• I would be exposed toAII>S. You c11nnot t<'ll "ho has it, und mult1plP con tacts increase the possi hih ty of gt•tt Ing Jt" h" said Immedialt reaction to lh<' I.ittlajohn ballot pro11osal was sh11rply divided G11y Supervisor H11rry Britt gaw publi(· h.,alth director Silverman a petition with the i,ugnatun•s ~f 60 guy leaders urging a "tempornrv closl'" to all businesses "intended to facilitat.e anonymous, high• volume, high risk ~exual bt>havior_'' Reportedly, Supervisor Rritt and lead ers of The Harvev Milk Gav Democratic Club were conct•r°ned that passage of the ballot proposition would mean a perman­ent bathhouse shutdown, while an action by the public health dir,-ctor could later be rescinded Also Britt and Milk Club lead• ers wne belit•ved to feel that the Littlejohn close-the-baths ballot measure might threaten Britt's relection to the Board in thos1• parts of the city where anti-gay sen• timent has been fanned by fear of AIDS. At a meeting of the Harvey Milk Club, gay activist Gerry Parker leveled a blast at Littlejohn. "You have given the Moral Sex Banned in SF Baths Sexual activity in San Francisco's bath­houses was ('en sored by the city, the Asso• ciated Press reportt·d this week. Pubhc Health Director Mervyn Silver­man unnounc,•d Monday that city inspec­tors will bt• touring the baths to ensure that sexual activit~ is not taking pln<'e The limitat10n to nonsPxual activit\ tn thP huths was II n•sult of an AIDS scar<' called bySilv,•rman "'ont•ofthcmostcom plex ht'lilth can• probl,•ms' tn thtH'lt) "AP rt•1mrtt,d Silwrman said that banning sPxual acti,ity m th,· baths would not ehmmate AlllS •vrh, re's al" aye gomg to be a numbf•rof peuplt• out to kill themselves," Silverman saul ,vl'hen•'s nothing we can do for them" MaJority and the right Wtnlt the i:;asoline they have been "anting to fuel the names th11t will annihilate us." All along, one of the key players in the AIDS bathhouse debate has been health director Silverman.Up until this week Sil­verman has steadfastly resisted sugges• tions that he close the baths: "The exa<'t causr or caust•s of AIDS is presently unknown, and be,:ause the facilities of most bathhouses do not present a public health hazard, I feel it would be inapprop• riate and, in fact, illegal for me to close down all bathhouses and other such pla­ces that are used for anonymous and mul­tiple sex contact.•. It is my behef that we would insult the inteligence of many of our citizens and it would be an invasion of their privacy to take such an action " On the heels of the Milk Club meeting, rumors began to circulate that Dr. Silver· man was shifting his position m response to what he was said to believe was a grow­ing concensus among 11ay leaders to close the baths. Dan Turner is a person with AIDS who has bel'n dose to the see-saw struggle among i:ay leaders. "Dr Silverman has lwen a r1•;1l gem-he n•all\' listens Thurs· day night h,• attmded II community meet­mg and began to reahw that thne was consid, rnhJ,, sentmwnt to give the bath• house O\\ n«>rs II Int more time to get their act tog, thu Turner says that the next da) at the publi<' health departmtnt, Dr Silurman conferred with Sun Francisco Ma,or lhanne FPmstcm and later with ga) lead t•r , "hilt• mPmbers of the media cooled th,·ir hel'ls "aitmg for the expect(!(! announ('<•ment closing the baths Turner says that Silverman told them thatMaJor Feinstein had urged htm not to act until he knew all the ramifications, legal and oth­erwise Turner quotes the pubhc health director as saying, "T don't have all the ducks in my pond" A stra" , ote of the go) leaders present advi,ed S1herman to give bathhouse O\\ ners time to implement some safe sex measures m their clubs. These would indude tht' clo~mg of orgy rooms and "glory holes." the mandatory dispensing of <'ondoms to patrons at check-in time, the placing of condoms m every cubicle. with attendants walking through the halls dis­pensing additional condoms. It was also suggested that San Francisco clubs follow the pra<'tice of some Ne"' York bathhouse and replace Ori::)' rooms with "masturba­tion parlors," while providing bnght.er lighting and a more social atmosphere in the baths. Dan Dumer thinks that San Francisco bathhouse owners ha,e about two weeks to demonstrate that the\' can reform them• selves, or t>Jse face a- mandaton shut down. - Cure for AIDS on Horizon? Doctors at Son Francisco General Hospi­tal are gomg to immrdmtely begin testing a nc" drug on AIDS patlents "hich they hope w,11 signth a miracle breakthrough m treatment of the dise.asc Called Interlukm 2, the drug is a labora tocy produced form of a natural protein. The drug v.a effocU\c in ammal, v,ith cancer and AIDS, and the FDA finally appro, rd of its u e for human, 2 THE STAR/ APRIL 13, 1984 LGDT Endorses Doggett Over Krueger By Don Ritz Lesbian Gay Democrats of Texas (LGDT) held a strategy and endorsement meeting in Austin at the Travis County Court House on Saturday, March 24. Discussion of strategy and plans for the Democratic State Convention, to be held in Houston in June, and endorsement of U.S. Senate and presidential candidates were the main topics of discussion. LGDT voted not to endorse any one of the three remaining Democratic presiden­tial candidates (Hart, Mondale, Jackson). Al Calkin from Dallas stated, "All three of the remaining candidates have responded verbally and in writing. They are all three pro-gay. Perhaps in certain counties there may be a difference in who needs to be supported. We won't have a candidate who is not pro-gay rights. We can create a problem for those trying to become delgates (if we endorse one candi­date)." Another LGDT member said that he didn't believe that any one of the presiden­tial candidates had to be supported in that the gay vote probably could not put any one candiate "over the top" on its own. A concern of being able to gain coopera­tion of the state party officials at the state convention was raised, should a candidate be endorsed who was contrary to the desires of the party officials. Peter Brooks of Dallas said, "The power brokers themselves are probably too divided. They may not be unified them­se] vee." An LGDT screening committee recom­mended the endorsement of Lloyd Doggett in the U.S. Senate race. Doris Taylor, co-chair of LGDT, said that all five of the senatorial candidates were mailed questionnaires by LGDT. However, only Doggett and Bob Krueger returned the questionnaires and expressed interest in LGDT's endorse­menL Both candidates, or their representa­tives, were invited to attend the LGDT meeting. Libby Doggett, the candidate's wife, was present. Krueger's campaign did not send a representative. Libby Doggett said, "I want to speak to you about what I think is the most impor­tant thing-Lloyd as a person. When he 3ees injustice or discrimination, it really gnaws at him. That's the whole basis of his career. He's been in the state senate for 11 years. He's been on the side of the con­sumer, women, minorities, the handi­capped. He's a fighter. "Some people may accuse him of grand­standing or playing to the media. Well, he does. When he sees something wrong, he wants people to know about it, and the best way to let people know is to play to the media. "Lloyd has said, 'Civil rights can have no qualifiers.' That's exactly what he means. "Some people have tried to say that we can't win, but we have the grass roots organization. We have the momentum. We've raised more money than any of the other candidates. Lloyd has received all of the endorsements that have been made­farmworkes, women's groups, nurses, Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, Young Democrats, Black Democrats, UAW, NOW, Texas Women's Political Caucus, Dallas, Hous­ton and Austin Gay Political Caucuses and others.'' Although the LGDT screening commit­tee recommended Doggett, he did not receive its unanimous endorsement. Making a majority recommendation, Jana Zumbrun of Austin said, "LLoyd Doggett has a 99.6 percent attendance record for floor votes. We need someone who will be there and will be effective. "Some will say that we shouldn't con­sider someone who is not a front runner, but we know what can happen to front runners. "No one ever thought that Ann Richards would win as state treasurer. No one thought that Bob Bullock, Jim Hight­ower or Gary Mauro would win. Progres­sives have won in this state in the past. "Some will question why Doggett did not offer us his support when the Moral Majority proposed its referendum in Aus­tin to make it legal to discriminate against gays. We requested his endorsement and he did not give it. Now he believes that he was wrong. However, that does not reflect on his support of gay and lesbian rights. "As for Krueger, I'm not at all satisfied with his explanation for why he voted for the McDonald Amendment. Had he have admitted ignorance or had he have said he was voting the way his constitutents wanted, these would be different issues and each could be viewed differently. Rather he was so seated that he was afraid that his constituents might think that he way gay. When speaking to Texas Women's Political Caucus, he had to say five different times that he was not gay, ' even though the question had never been raised. When he spoke to the Austin Gay Political Caucus, he held up his wedding band to say that he was not gay. He's afraid. Doggett has never been." The McDonald Amendment, which Krueger voted for, was proposed by the late Larry McDonald (D-Ga.). The amend­ment would have amended the Legal Ser­vices Corporation appropriations bill to cut off all funds for law suits that gay men and women filed advocating homosexual­ity as a legitimate lifestyle. Edra Bogle of Denton gave a minority report suggesting that LGDT make a co­endorsement of both Bob Krueger and Lloyd Doggett. Bogle said, "Perhaps Krueger's greatest strength and weakness is that he's an aca- · demic. Krueger is not a lawyer, so he must spend a lot of time researching each issue and what its implications are before mak­ing a commitment. Krueger has refused to make commitments on issues that he has not researched . .. "Regarding his vote on the McDonald Amendment, he has said he was sorry. But he has not said he would do it differently. However, he has shown his support by hiring gay men and women on his staff. "He does support us. He answered his questionnaire as positively as his oppo­nent. Krueger is economically conserva­tive, as are many gays. Therefore, we should co-endorse both Bob Krueger and Lloyd Doggett." A motion was made to endorse Lloyd Doggett alone, and passed overwhelm­ingly. Mad1o Mmpttffa BlllBI SUndaJS N]O'Offl) 'II 7 Pmfflm JOIN THE HOT MEN OF SAN ANTONIO OUT ON THE PATIO Congratullations to cme of ourr grreal patio ffiJ~ MARCIAL IL~ on winning •~ Gay San Antonio Here's Hart's Response to Gay Questionnaire NEW YORK-Senator Gary Hart (D-Co.), re£ponding to the "84 and Counting" ques­tionnaire issued by a coalition of national lesbian and gay organizations expressed Kupporl for "prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation;" said he would extend the mandate of govern­ment civil rights agencies to include ques­tions of anti-gay/ lesbian bias; and announc<'CI that he would issue a general executive order banning discrimination against lesbians and gay men in the fed ­eral government. Virginia M. Apuzzo, executive director of the National Gay Task Force, saw par• ticular promise in the Colorado Senator's statement that "military employment should not he restrictf'<I because of sexual orirntation J>{'r se." Apuzzo commented, "While I am d1sap­pointf'< I that Hart, like formt'r Vice Presi• dent Mondale, chose to raise the issue of hlackmail in the context of gays and lesbi­ans in tht• military, Hart's conclusion is a strung ont•, 11nd Wt' hope it represents n solid commitment to eliminate this governm~nt-sponsored bias," Howi•vt•r. Apuzzo expressed disappoint• ment that Hart hos not become cosponsor of the lt•sbian /gay civil rights hill in the U.S. Senate (S.4:lO). "One mt•asure of the commitment of candidutl'!!," she observed, "is to see what thev have done in arenas where they alri•udy havt' tht• power to influenct' events. Yet Hart has never cosponsored S.-130, which would prohibit employment discnmination, even though he responded that he would support legislation 'along the lines' of S.430," she said. Rut, despite many answers that appear<'CI to be positive, Apuzzo expressed disappointment that "there were several art'aH that wt-rf' so vaguely worded as to be the political t'Quivalent of 'the check is in the mail.' The Senator's responses indi­< ·at e<:I a n N!d for continuing d ial()ffUe with American Soap By Am a nda B. Recondwith Awards? Or Just Torts for the Tarts Amanda os iust a wreck this week, Dear Fans, after flying all the way back to Callfomla to see what she hoped would be a fabulous Academy Awards program, and then fonding that ,t was the most droll event so far this year. That ,s the forst tome Amanda has ever applauded a atage aet over the performers on ,t. We thought we were Just going to die when Herb Albert got up there and played Maniac from Fluh Dance on hos little trumpet• And those dancers' All that hooting and whooping neariy made Amanda's hair curl. Whole they g,rated and spas1,cally Jumped around like epileptics, Amanda couldn't help but be thankful for the wonders of modern mul pedal Of course, the worst thong of all was Frank Sinatra, literally fumbling hos way through the whOle program We have never thought 01' Blue Eyea was actually blind. but with the ,ncredoble doffoculty he had on reading the cue cards, he's either blond or ,11,terate The Academy 1s so rem1n1scent of the Soviet Politburo because they are a// powerful. and very old' We know that people eventually grow older, but the geriatric entertainment was star• 11,ng The best thong was see,ng the dresses on the actresses And why ,s 11 that with all the money on the world. people like Irena Cara still look like they've been starving on a street corner for the last eight years? Hollywood fa hlon anticipates the geography by creating dresses that look hke they·ve already been soiled and shredded by the falling wreckage of a maior earthquake' There were many ques­tions Amanda had to ask Did Cher not smile during the whole evening because she was angry over no.t getting Best Supporting Actress. or was she 1ust hiding her teeth? D,d SIHy Spacek really kick Gene Kelly back stage because he had said that she IOOl<'ed like a'cauntry qltl wr.apped m p/aiflc.• Was Johnny Carson really miserable the lesbian /gay community that will make him more re.;ponsive to our con• cerns.'' The questionnaire was part of "84 and Counting," a voter registration and educa­tion campaign by NGTF in conjunction with the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs, the National Coalition of Rieck Gaye, the Huma n because of painful Jock Itch? And WhO was that incredibly articulate and intelligent tmy woman who won Best Support• mg Actress tor her role on The Year of Living Dangeroualy? Oh well, another year, another strange Academy Awards Amanda talked to Shirley Maclain• and found that she was truely happy about her Oacar. She felt 11 was really due her, especially since she didn't won anything for worn-, Tim" S...en. Robert Duvall was totally smug about his wonning the Best Actor award. He has this big thing about Country W"tern singers We think there may be something going on between him and WIiiie Nelson. Amanda's lnend, Dyan Cannon, said once that poor W1I· lie spent 1ust hours ,n front of a mirror, greas· ,ng his haor with buffalo lat and tying 11 onto braids She said 11 made the love scenes so earthy. She also says that D!Mlll has been seen on the baach. putting a strange sub­stance on hos skin for a tan, and rumor has 11 that II IS also buffalo fat! HMMMM. -•- Actually, Dea, Fans. this whole week has been a real low tor telev1s1on Have any of you bothered watching the story of George Waahlngton? Amanda nearly sank e panty when she saw that Patty Duke Aatln was play· ing Martha Waahlngtonll What 1s this country coming to? I mean. Patty ,s a hne actress, but the wife of one of the Adams Family playing the wife of George Washington ,s almost too frightening Then, of course. we have a Char• lie'• Angel playing George's lil&-long lover We could almost see her ,n her horizontal hoop skirt, straddling and whopping a gun out of her corset and yelling, "Freeze, or I'll powder your wig with lead!" The whole movie moved w,th all the excitement of snail sex. except for one part where they showed the Huaaal'I tracking down the Patriot• and bayonet mg them to death with lots of screams and grunts and gurgles It was totally disgusting. and the change from coma­tose banality to lovod violence was moat disagreeable. - • - Amanda talked to her friend Joan Colllna, who said that she really enJoyed her v,s,t with Bar• bare Wall81'1. JI turns out that Barbara 1s really ~u,1e 11111eq Pl'tSOI) atte1 all, al)d w9,11!d yo)f believe that her speech ,mped,ment 1s a ruse• It's true' She told Joan that the reason she talks Rights Campaign Fund, and the Gay Rights National Lobby. Questionnaires and briefing papers cov• ering a broad range of i~sues important to the gaylle8bian community-from anti­discrimination policies to health care, and access to administrations and campaigns-were sent to 11 presidential can didat.. ei,rh t of w h om reeponded. with a lisp ,s so she could be hired way back when women couldn't get work easily as anchorpeople. She heard that her network had already hired a Black woman, so she threw all that shoe polish away, then she heard that they had already hored a woman ,n a wheel cha1r. and she was terribly d1sappo1nted to find that she couldn't return the one she had bought Well, the only minority the network hadn't hired was someone w,th a /lsp. and that's hOw she got where she 1s today! Of course. once she got on. the rest was easy -•- Amanda would like to know of Jane Fonda ,s really that together Barbara told Joan, who told us, that before the interview, Jane had been dressed 1n leather breeches, with some strange gas-mask device on her head. protest• ong the chemical warfare between Iran and Iraq. Then, she went up to change for the inter­view and came down looking like a liberal Cali• fornia politician's wife. You know Shiny bouncy ha,r, big white eyes, glossy lops, pea­sant dress, into aerobics and gardening and raising kids, etc etc. -•- Well, ,twas nice getting out of Cahforn,a any­way Things there are 1ust far too we,rd for Amanda Everywhere we turn out there, there ,s some camera pointing at us Life there 1s nothing but acting. and the whole state ,s a stage Kind of a universal three dimensional fantasy, complete with avocado d,p. Granola bars. roller skates, and occasional earth trem­ors to remind everyone of their mortaftty - o - So we returned to Texas to drink on another form of more tangible reality Shrinks Say Savers Mindless People are Just as intnested in saving a pt•nny a, on savin.: a dollar, say~ Ps:,·chol­" il) 1,,da, That'" what ti l\'ev. York tire company fuund nut when II made an error on 118 munthl, !'oupon maihni: lnstt'ad of n huck discount, the couJ)On (tfft•reil only 11 <'{'lit 'l'ht-'~llnlf' hambet of ne" c·ustomt'rs still came in APRIL 13, 1984 / THE STAR 3 Austin Soap By Tututu Divine Sippin' Mint Juleps with the Help Ho, hum• Such a boring week Just got back from LA The Academy Awards were simply droll. I've never been so bored on my hie. Did you notice that even the musical director Quincy Jones left on the middle of the show? That's the forst time I've ever applaued a stage, and we're not talking about the people on It And, my dears. I thought Divine was vain, but Frank Sinatra wouldn't even use his glasses to read the cue cards. Then maybe he's rust get· tong senile! So much tor "doing II my way • No sooner I had 1ust thrown the hat box down after returning from my v1s1t, but Agatha came shrieking onto the room, with tons of gos· sop I had to g,ve her a hot of poppers to get her to control herself Frank~ I think she had JUSt had too Much to • drirk at the Backstreet Bas,c·s happy hour • l Jim, bartender at Uncle Charlie's grand opening last month Either that. or she had maxed out on cruising at The Crossing, where David 1s celebrating his first year Or was that the Green Parrot? She was slobbering so-on that little way she has-that I really couldn't understand her. Knowing Agatha. she probably hit all three ,n the same night -•- By the next morning. Agatha was her old self again. She told me Myra and Davey are still doing ,t right at Austin's Alternative with many shows and events being planned for this spring. It has to top the Oscars My god1 -•- As a matter of act. the hOttest actress was not on L.A, but right here Jimmy James was doing Marilyn Monroe at Oz while the stars on the west coast were doing Jimmy James. -•- Tome out• Wait at monute1 Agatha iust slipped me a note She was suck• 1ng on a m,nt Julep and didn't want to break the flow Yes Here 11 ,s •·To Jim at Dirty Sally's Thanks aga,n1 All my love· S1gned-O.M Hmmmm? QM? Quinton Mart,n Wasn't he a hot telev,s,on producer? •- I'm suddenly very high- and sleepy Can you get a contact high off mint fuleps? Bye Republicans Need to Change Image Senator Paul Laxalt has warned his fe_l­low Republicans they'd better shake their country club image, but he's having some problems getting his point across, reports the Washin.-rton Post . Writing in a magazine called Repub/1- cons Abroad, Laxnlt ,aid, "We've got this unfortunalt! image that most Republicans ride around m Mercedb-Renzes and eat quiche." Unfortunately.9fthe 24 JJhotogra~h, m the maganne, 11 "ere of Repubhrans weJSrini: tuxedos. 4 THE STAR/ APRIL 13, 1984 A Weekend in the Country By Ed Martinez contribute to that atmosphere. There is a When the traffic gets terminally bad, the music room feat~g a grand piano, s_mog, the panhandlers, the angst of city numerous fine antiques, and period pieces life and the general hassle of living in a collect~ by the owners over the years. The city get to be just really too much, take effect 1s one of comfortable chic, almost heart! There is hope and a solution: El totally unexpected this far out in the mid­Ranco Vista, a gay guest house just 80 die of central Texas. miles southwest of Dallas, located on 55 Most of the guests at El Rancho Vista completely isolated acres just made for come from Texas, but by no means all of getting away from it all. them. The advertising for the guest house El Rancho Vista is the brainchild of appears regularly in The Advocate, Hon­Murray Brosius, a dropout from life in the ctio, Mandate and similar gay publica­fast lane in Dallas. After a career in the tions. military and the executive suite, Murray In _addition to the guest house, which finally decided that there must be more to remains open full-time only in the warm life than nine-to-five and another IRA. months approximately Memorial Day After traveling to Puerto Rico on vaca- throughLaborDay,BrosiusandGutierrez tions for over 20 years, Murray hit on the conduct a gay travel agency, named ERV. idea of copying the idea of gay guest Tours are conducted each year, usually houses, which are prevalent on that Amer- at l~ast one group to Puerto Rico and to ican island in the Carribean. vanous other parts of the world. This In 1975, he bought the acreage that is summ~. thl: agency is sponsoring a tour now El Rancho Vista and sU;lrted from to _Mexico v1a Los Angeles on a Cunard scratch building the present facility. First ship. came a modular home, then a large den The average stay is over the weekend, with a hugh fireplace, then a jacuzzi, then but ma!ly guests elect to stay longer. One a pool and cabana, then additional guest guest hk~ th_e place so much that the rooms in separate cottages. o"'.'?lers bullt h!m an efficiency on the pre- All of the construction was done by Bro- mises, and he hves there year round. There sius, with the help of Mario Gutierrez, his are also' "regulars," those living nearby lover. Mario and Murray met on one of ~ho frequ~nt El Rancho Vista in the even­Murray's trips to Puerto Rico, and they ings for ~inner. and casual visits. These have been together at El Rancho Vista for are long-tune friends of the owners. several years. Mario considers Texas his Brosius loves the life he lives. "If I had home now. . . $~00 thousand, I wouldn't do one thing The guest house 1s isolated from nearby different from the way I Jive now." towns, the cloeest of which is Glen Roae. Many of the guests are repeaters, 75 per- Lota of mountain cedar surrounds the cent of them, in fact. compound, affording privacy even from "Everybody has his own image of what th~ n~t ~eighbor. Entering the main the ranch is going to be like," Murray said. building, which also serves as the owners' One problem that occasionally arises is residence, there is an aire of elegance, sur- that prospective guesta picture the place prising this far out in the boondocks. The as a sort of S&M baths on the prairie. Bro­furnishings and the attitude of the owners sius tries to screen inquiries about El Ran-cho Vista to minimize that sort of client knowing full well that disappointment i~ likely to result. 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Nor should it be, says Murray. Murray related the incident that occurred once when he was looking out of his office window onto the porch and dis­covered that two of the guests had become somewhat carried away in their attraction for one another, in broad daylight, as it were. Murray laughed and recounted how he went out and invited the two to adjourn to the patio where the other guests might enjoy their performance, thus cooling their ardor and avoiding any unpleasant­ness. The attitude prevailing at El Rancho Vista is one of openness and tolerance without veering into hedonism, according to the owners. Whether a person is looking for a wee­kend retreat spiced with the possibility of meeting a special someone or a place to get away from the rat race, or possibly even just a quick respite from cityhood with a special friend, El Rancho Vista has it all. Texas' justly deserved reputation for hos-pitality and friendliness comes from pla­ces like this hidden hideaway in the hills. 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In tracing German gay history from Ludwig (the "mad" king of Bavaria \\ho built grand ca,tle and funded\\ egner) to Rohm (Hitler's openly homo~exual s1dc­kfrk), he well tells the stor~· of Prin<-e Eulenburg, fnend of the Keiser- this story, virtually the discovery that the Ger­man Emperor's mllmate friends were gay The rt'moval of Eulenburg, et al., in 190, fixed the course for Germany's disastrous march to two world wars · It is typical ofth,s sort of history as the stories of great men that the author ignores entirely the work of Karl Ulrichs, dancers, and Chichenn, an anstocrat who became Lenin's skilled Commisar for For­eign Affairs until after the Genoa Confer­ence and the Treaty of Rapallo. His discussions of Eminent Victorians is fine, if too brief, and here at least we get a bmid eona0f social anal.}·sio amid the stones of eminent 1nd1v1duals and a trac- 115 Gen. Krue r. S.A .• 340-1758 e April 14 Rockin' R Rider Trailnight &. BBQ at Pam &. Judy's e April 15 Rockin' R Rider meeting at Our Place e April 21 Rockin' R Rider riding in the Paseo del Rey Feo Parade e April 24 FIESTA KICKOFF SHOW, 9pm, $2 cover e April 28 FIEST A RUN SPECIALS 50¢ Draft 75¢ Longnecks $100 Bar Drinks 2pm-7pm 5pm Hosting Beer Bust 7 Hot Dogs for the Poker Run e April 29 Live Music 9pm-lam, $2 cover 6 THE STAR / APRIL 13, 1984 IN. TEXAS 78701 Austin's 1st Annual Country & Western Dance Contest & BBQ *F1· *Preliminary April 24 10pm _____ ree ___ .__ April 26 10pm Registration til 24th No Entry Fee 1st prize 10000 plus trophy 2nd prize 5000 3rd prize 2500 Don't Forget The Easter Bonnet Contest Sunday April 22, Cash Prizes t 00 Well 50<: Draft Hosted by Jim Poston - your country spinner Wayne "Wanda Rumor" McCracken BACKSTREET BASICS 6ll EAS 7th • AUS flN. TEXAS 78701 see our HOT new neon light show APRIL 13, 1984 / THE STAR 7 FULL MOON CONTEST SUNDAY $5000 each winner 10000 CASH GIVEAWAY 1:00am 11:30-12:00 Free Well Drinks 50~ Well All Night 100 cover • 8 THE STAR/ APRIL 13, 1984 Fort Lauderdale and Key West Create Atmosphere of Almost Sinful Indulgence and Ease By Joe Baker It's been nearly four years smce Anita Bryant sold the mansion, picked up the kids, ditched her husband and trotted off to Alabama. The former orange Juice queen and gay nghts foe didn't affect gay tourism much while she lived in Florida. And since she's been gone, a "Sunshine State" vacation for gay travelers has only gotten better. Florida may be straight America's favorite vacation spot, but it is also fast becoming the winter vacation capital of gay men and women. For gay travelers, the favored spots are the Gold Coast and Key West. The Gold Coast stretches along the southeastern tip of the state, and includes the large cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Key West is the tip-toe of the Uni• ted States, dipping into the clear warm turquoise mix of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Add the beauty and marvels of the Gold Coast and Key West together and you get enough cosmopolitan life, sand. sun, surf and suds to appeal to even the most hard­to- please gay tourist. Of the 40 million Flonda visitors each year, an estimated 13 percent to 20 percent of them are gay. That's a lot of gay men and lesbians to share miles and miles of beaches and rays and rays of sunshine with. It had been three years since I moved from Florida to Texas when I returned to the "Sunshine State" in March, so I was especially eager to see how my home for five years had changed and if gay tourism was indeed on the increase. As my Republic Airlines jet started its descent tnto M1anu International Airport, I looked out over the blue and green wat('rs of the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and realized ho" land•locked I've felt hving the past few years in Dallas. The Trinity River just can't compare. Like most gay travelers to South Flor• 1da, I was splitting my ,·acation between Fort Lauderdale and Key West. Although both are popular gay resorts, the character Tuo ieu:s of the Buh setting in Key " e t of the two places 1s quitP different. Fort Launderdale is a playground or merry-go•round. It never stops. Key West is laid-back and mellow. But that doesn't mean it's retirement city. It's a different type of action. It's a variety show of geo­graphy, relaxation, freedom, charm and romance. Stop the world, I want to get off m Key West. Fort Lauderdale was intense when I lived there, and I soon found out that it is even moreso today. Beaches by day and bars by night. The city created the six-day weekend. and the partying-straight or gay-never seems to stop. More than 20 years ago, the movie "Where the Boys Are" started it all and thousands of young and old people have been flocking to the beach resort-fast becoming a large city-ever since. Spring Break, of course, is the big time for the college crowd, and I found myself right smack in the middle of all the mad­ness. I think I'm getting too old for all that craziness. but I sure gave it my best shot. This past year producer Alan Carr was in Fort Launderdale filming an updated version of "Where the Boys Are." When it hits the screens, the city better be ready for the new onslaught of tourists. Yup, Fort Lauderdale is still where the boys are. Thousands of gay ones. (And gay girls, too.) I was surprised to see the number of gay bars had more than doubled to nearly two dozen since I moved three years ago. There's also now nearly a dozen gay hot­els and guest houses, and a half dozen or so gay restaurants. There's also a good number of other types of gay-oriented businesses, and hundreds of straight budl· nesses that don't care what the sexual onentation of your money is. The gay beac!l in front of the Marlin Beach Hotel stall boasts ofhavtng some of the best looking m('n nnd women in the world tanning their bodie•. And whe.n the sun sinks behind downtown Fort Lauder• dale's emerging skyline every afternoon, the place to be is still the Marhn Beach's popular tea dance. EntertaminR the crowd at Key West sunset Other top nightspots are The Copa, Backstreet and the Rooftop. The Copa has remodeled for the 1000th time-and each time it has gotten more lavish and electric. The Rooftop gets a more middle-aged crowd, while Backstreet is attracting a 'Fort Launderdale is a playground or merry-go-round. It never stops. Key West is laid-back and mellow.' considerable number of straights these days No matter, thoul(h,everybody miX('S well. A new pool, patio and outside market area of specialized boutiques and s hops has turned Backstreet into one of the larg• est gay entertainment complexes in the • Travel country. And while I'm on the subJed of bars and dancing, I can't forget my old favorite haunt- Tacky's. What's it like? Think about its name, and let your imairi• nation run wild. Although I enjoyed my stay in Fort Lauderdale, the highlight of my trip was my Journey down the Florida Keys to Key West. Key West: "The Island for All Seasons." "The Last Resort " "The Southernmost C'ity." "Margaritaville." It has been known by many names, and has been "owned" by many peoples- a tiny Florida island of coral rock where diversity and a laid-back lifestyle are prized. From its beginning. Key West has been populated by those whose lifestyles dem• onstrated independence of thought and action. Pirates, exiled tories, sailors, shrimpers, fishermen, 60's hippies, drug smugglers, artists, writers, Cu bans, socialites. They all found a permanent or temporary home on this island paradise at one time or another. Now, it's our turn. And what a perfect place for a vacation or a weekend get-a• way anytime of the year. Gays have been coming to Key West for decades, findinir the island's "Live-and• let-live" philosophy ideal. But they have now moved into the mainstream as a dom• inatl' force in the social, business and pol• itical lives of the city. Last year, an oJ>('nly-gay man was elected mayor Gays were the first to contract "restora• lion fever" and are responsible for moving it into epidemic proportions. Lovely old homes are sportinir fresh looks, and irutted buildings are turning into quaint shops and restaurants that rival those any­where. The Key WeJ<t Business Guild is one of the largest gay-oriented "chambers of commerce" in the countrv, and has been the drive bi·hind tuminir the island into a prosperou" and romantic place for gay men and lesbians to get away from home or to even call home. It has worked hard to mold II climate attractive to iray travelers 11nd residents. The pern·ntage of Key West 's iray population varies depending on who you ask Jl-tavor Richard Hcvman estimatl'& thnt 15 percent of the uiland's 25,000 residents 11r~ gay Somf' female inhabit· ants, like a salesgirl at a lo<'al gift store, put 1t at 70 percent of the entire male population But no matter how many gays actually hve on the island, it is the gay tounst who is ('ourted by both gay and straight busi· nesses. The Key We.st Chamber of Com mercc estimates gay tounsm nt about 20 percent of the island's total visitors. Last 'The gay beach in front of the Marlin Beach Hotel still boasts of having some of the best looking men and women in the world ... ' vear one million vncat1onPrs ~,sitl-d the 9 s11u11r1•-m1le island- trans lating into 200,000 iray tourists. No wonder homosexuals are cons idered an important segment of thf' Key We.st economy But let's baC'ktruck for II minute and talk about gettinir to this tropicul island The Florida Keys arf' 11 150-mil<~long chain of islands, dangling off the IIOU• then tern tip of the state Connected hy th .. s pe<·tacular Ovnseas Highway, lhP driv,• to Kev West nt the vPrY end of thp Keys will take you over nenrly -10 bndges, one apt ly nnmed the S,•wn Mile Uridgc• Just the two of us If you've never driven to Key West, you really should do it at least once. Maybe even twice. It's beautiful, and a driving thrill. Driving down from Miami is quite simple: Once you leave the mainland, don't head right or left; just head south until you reach "The Last Resort." Some vacationers always fly to Miami and then rf'nt a car to drive to Key West. but having made the drive a half dozen times in my life, the next time I will fly one of the commuter mrlineR that serve• th(• island. For the main rea~on , I can't wait to get there One(• on the island, relax-have a Pina Colada and settle into the laid·back lifes• tyle. The restaurants and bars are great and varied, and every lodging place offers something different. It might be a couple of upstairs rooms in someone's quaint, lit­tle Conch house or a full-•ervice guest resort or compound. There's more than 50 gay places to stay. Everybody's pocketbook can be accommo­dated. My favorite place is the Lighthouse Court, a compound of restored Conch houses nestled in lush tropical foliage. It has it all: old charm, modem facilities, pool and jacuzzi, health club, bar, restau­rant. Another favorite of mine is the Lime House, a smaller and more subdued guest• APRIL 13, 1984 / THE STAR 9 Pen Pal Scams Ripping Off Gay Men SAN FRANCISCO (IGNA) - Some gay men, seeking to help other gays behind bars, have recently found themselves the victims of some scams involving altered postal money orders. San Francisco Pos­tal Inspector Mike McKim says that about 20 San Franci~cans have reported being taken by the scheme,;. McKim explains how the scams usually work. A prisoner will ask a "pen pal" to cash a post office money order at a bank and give the money to a friend of the convict's outside the pri­son. Invariably the money orders have been altered to give them a higher value. ''The Postal Service finds out about it when we get the altered money order from the bank." said Mc!Gm. The bank will charge the customer for the altered amount and, by then, the money the vic­tim gave to the convict's friend is long gone. One victim lo,;t $20,000 in the scam and national totals of the swindles are in the hudnrds of thousands of dollars. Letters from prisoners usually fill a page of the Bay Area Reporter, San Fran­cisco's largest gay newspaper, and the page often carries a warning that readers may be "exploited" by their prison pen Soaking up rays at Lighthouse Court pals. • house. Owners Vern and Bill will pamper right before your very eyes. Applause, you like royalty. A friend also recom- please. And the hundreds of spectators do. mends the Sea Isle and The Pines. Ahh, Key West. It really is an atmos- Paul Lorch, BAR editor, said he knew some readers had been victimized, but that mOBt of the writers are just asking What's there to do in Key West besides phere of almost sinful indulgence and "for another chance." lying poolside soaking up rays and drink- ease. Like Ernest Hemingway said. ing Pina Coladas? The world-famous "Reach into the past for a little peace and "Some of the&e people are good people- Duval Street awaits your inspection and solitude." they're kids in for drug busts," he said. strolling; Old renovated homes, museums, Dam right, I'll be going back. Time and " It's pretty obvious you shouldn't go cash­th a r,qu int hope.artaalleri ,r tau- tim 1r in ------------ rants and bars. ing check• for pn90nen,." Ride a bike, snorkel in the blue Gulf, fish or try your hand at sailing. For night-time entertainment, there are dozens and dozens of fine refitauranls to chose from. Enjoy a leisurely dinner under the stars and watch the Key West world stroll by. Then dance the night away at The Copa or the Monster. A good cruise bar isl Saloon, while Michael's attracts a piano-bar crowd. The real Key West begins when the sun goes down. A man strolls by with an iguana on a leash, Mimes, jugglers, acro­bats and magicians perform their feats. Some people keep time to banjo pickin', while others celebrate the jungle beat of congo players. Peddlers sell homemade banana bread and brownies. You are watching the Mallory Square rituals that accompany the world's grea­test sunset. The incredible orange ball des­cends in a flash into the Gulf of Mexico Stay in Montrose Rooms from $40 Heated Pool-Jacuzzi™ Large Screen TV's Phone Service 104 Avonda/r. Hou.sum, Tt.ms77006 • (713)523-9004 All 11111;or , rrd1t mnis a.upud · RrsnTatwns raommmdcd 10 THE STAR/ APRIL 13, 1984 Fourteen-Day Calendar Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fr, Sat APR. APR. 13 14 APR. APR. APR. APR. APR. APR APR. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 APR APR. MAY MAY MAY 22 23 24 25 26 Fo r additional tnfo«natlOn or ph()ne nulT'ber~ 'or f>'lf'tftts ltated betow took for lhe aponsonng organaation 11noer OrganizatiOnS n the Thtt Slal ~ Directory Selected Events First Week -SUNDA 1·: Palm Sunday, Apr. 15 -Sl ND . .\}": Alamo Human Rights C'omm1ttee announces endorsements April 15 • Tl!E 'DAY: Fll'St day of Passover Apr 17 Selected Events in Future Weeks • IN 1 WEEK: Good Fnday, Apr 20 • IN J WEEK: Fiesta opens San Antoruo, Apnl 20 • 1.V 1 WEEK: !',at1onal Gay Health Education Foundation !st Southeastern Lesbian Gay Health Conference, Apr 21 , Atlanta • IN 1 WEEK : Easter, Apr 22 • IN 1 WEEK: Austin Lesbian/ Gay Political Caucus meets ipm Apr 24, Commissioner's Court, Cou.rthouse Annex • IN 2 WEEK S: Fiesta climaxes, San Antonio, Apr 28-29 • IN 11 WEEKS: Cinco de Mayo, H1Span1c Hentage Day • IN 11 WEEK S: First primary party elections tn Texas and party preanct conventions, May 5 • IN 4 WEEKS: World's Fair opens m New Orleans, May 12,Nov. 11 •IN 4 WEEKS: Mothers Day, May 13 • IN 4 WEEK S: 7th Annual Fund for Human Dignity Dinner, May 14, Plaza Hotel, New York. honoring U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds (D-Maas.) G,1,.VCOMMlJNIY • /.V 5 WEEKS: Texas Senatorial Distnct Party Conventions, May 19 • IN 6 WEEKS: Lone Star 5, May21>~ • 1:1; 6 WEE.'KS: Integrity Southern Regional Conference, May 25-27, Atlanta • /.\' 6 WEEKS: Gay Press Association 4th N at1onal Convention, Moy 25,28, Los Angeles • 1.V 6 WEEKS: Memonal Day, May 28 •IS 6 WEEKS: Gay Fathers Coahhon 5th International Conference opens New York, May 31June 2 • IN 7 WE'EKS: Rocky Mountatn Regional (Gay) Rodeo, Aurora (Denver), June 1-3 • IN 7 WEEKS: Ran-off party elections tn Texas, June 2 • IN 7 WEEKS: Austin Gey Pride Week begins, June 4-10 • IN 7 WEEKS: Austin Gay Pride Week event skating party June4 • IN 7 WEEKS: Austin Gay Pride Week event p1c111c June 9 • IN 7 WEEK S: Austin Gay Pride Week event. parade June 10 • IN 8 WEEKS: Ft. Worth Gay Pride Week begins, June 10.16 • IN 9 WEEKS: Texas Dem·ocratic Party Convention, June 15-17 • IN 9 WEEKS: National Gay Health Education Foundation's 1st International Lesbian, Gay Health Conference, "Toward Diversity," N~ York. June 16-19 •IN JO WEEKS: Dallas "Pnde III '84" opens, "Uruty and More 1n '84," Gay Pride Week June 23-30 • /.', JO WEEKS: 1984 Gay Pride Weck b<-gins June 24 tn many areas, national slogan "Umtro & Moretn '84" •IN 10 WEEKS: Hous ton Goy Pride Week event. parade, June 24 • IN JO WEF.KS: 15th anniversary of Stonew11U Riots, New York. June 27, 1969, marking the beginning of the modern gay rights movement • IN 11 WE'EKS: Lesbian and Gay Bands of America concert, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, June 29 • IN 11 WEEKS: Los Angeles Gay Pride Week event: 2-day festival, We,;t Hollywood, June 30-July I • /.V 11 WEEKS: Dallns Gay Pride Week event· Oak Lawn Softball Association tournnm,nt June 30 • /.V 11 Wf:EKS: Da llas Gay Pride Week event Rnzzle Dazzle Dallas, June 30 • /.'V 11 WBEKS: Los Angeles Gay Pnde Week event: Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade. Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, July I • IN 13 WEEKS: Democratic National Convent10n, San Francisco, July 16-19 • IN 17 WEEK S: "Hot Men, Hotlanta," annual raft race down Chattahoo<·hee River, Atlanta, Aug.3-6 • IN 17 WEEKS: 21 06 Fre<'dom Celebration, Dallaa. Aug I 7-19 • IN 17 WEEKS: Castro Street Fair, Aug. 19, San Francisco • IN 17 WEEKS: Republican National Convention opens, Dallas, August 20 • IN 18 WEEKS: ''Series R," Gay World Series Softball Tournament opens Memorial Park, Houston, Aug. 26-31 •IN 22 WEEKS: opening of Texas Freedom Feetival, Dallas, Sept. 16-23 • IN 23 WEEKS: Texas Fn-edom Festival event. Human Rights Campaign Fund Dinner, Dallas. Sept, 22 (tentative) • IN 211 WEEKS: Texas Freedom Festival event: Texas Gay Pride Parade and Rally, Dallas -ST-AR- A.eel Clark art dirKtot Jeff Bray gr•pha A Vo1tt Publu/ung Compa11y N,wopap,r Published every other Fnday Phone Austin (512) 448-1380 San Antonio (512) 737-0087 Vo,ce Pul>l ... ngCO CI RCULAT IO " Gov Comm<Jnitv Star 3 000-lriwHkly Mon1tOM Voce Houston 10000 COp!N WMkty Dalla a.., - 5.000 - -•iv tota Texuarea 16000 ~ Wffkly hg ~- 33 7 MontroM 8tvd I J06, HouM0n TX 77006, 713) ~ Contents copyright • 1984 Office hours: 10am-5:30pm Henry MCCiurg pubhw r Robert Hyde rNMg,ng ""'"' AJetrJMr Gay Press Associat,on ,,,..,, s.rAce, lntemallonal Gay News Agency Pactf6C News 8eMco I.any B..,, (Washington DC l SY"dat.cl Feature Swv,c.s & w, t.,. Jeffrey WlllOn Randy AU ed Bnan McNaUOht. Joe Baker POSTMASTER Send aoorea correct on1 to 3317 MontroH • 306. Houston. 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Say what needs to be said. and the problem vanishes. making room for some interesting developments in the fun-and-games department GEMINI-In the midst of having a lot on your mmd and a mtlhon things to do. a sexy soul who won't take no for an answer waltzes (or maybe Jumps) 1nto your hie. You're not at all ready for th,s comphcat1on, but it's too good to miss We should all have such problems CANCER- This 1s not going to be your typical weekend You may find yourself with people you didn't expect to meet. or perhaps the day's ntual will be changed somehow A Scorpio or an Aquarian could pop up and make It a sexy weekend LEO-A tried and true relationship that felt safe and good-but a l1t1Ie tired-gets a strong shot of new feeltng and energy You feel like you're having a new affair with the one you've been on love with so long. Something old becomes someth,ng new VIRGO-Emotional tides are high. Move with those waves. not against them. Let their beauty and strength move you to shore An old memory might take you under for a moment, but lhe sun·s shining, and you'll get right back on Body and soul surfing? Something like that LIBRA-Your fantasies may be oh. so appealtng. but don't get lost ,n them Your partner has a special need for you nght here on earth, not up In the clouds Stay In touch Ask questions Gr,,e answers Be there Reach out SCORPIO-Whoever needs help should apply to their nearest Libra The bonds of fnendsh,p are strong, tied lovingly tighter as you are able to extend yourself and give those you love exactly what they need Boy, you've got a way about you SAGITTARIUS-The stars 1nd1cate great progress In your career th,s week Be careful with taking tnps as you might fall Also walch out for those wild nver rapids. You figure 11 oul CAPRICORN-Oh, you dreamer. you• Don't you 1ust love your hopes and dreams and fantas,est It's e week for getting earned away by a whim or a beaullful temptation It's a t,me for carefree fun and silltness Laugh, and keeping on faughmgI AQUARIUS- The main thong nght now Is commIttment You have a real need to define the boundanes of a relaltonsh1p Your partner will be pleased. so don't hold back on discussing this. and any important related matters. Do a lot of talking. hstening, commun1catong PISCES-Be conservatr,,e Be cautious Don't rock the boat Thongs are a bit shaky now, especially et work and on the money front, so ltfe will require a lot of care to keep things on an even keel You can do ti. Give a ltttle overtime. Keep plugging at ti • tt84 V0JC£ PUBL SH ~ COMPANY 12 T HE STAR/A PAIL 13, 1984 STA austln's R·STUDed bar •11 Red RI ver
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