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Title Houston Voice, No. 848, January 24, 1997
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  • Michelak, J. C.
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Date January 24, 1997
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript NEW COLUMNIST DEBUTS One Community! One Voice!o ~2··•~•·•·•=~=;•;:;~;;~~~=;.;,;,;~===~==~~=~-~~=-=·==~=====~=~;=~===·=·=~=====e==·=•===~===~ PAH 12 ' Pride Committee of Houston Unveils 1997 Logo G~w& 1reM~M- llouston Hosts America's First Nighttime Parade The Pnde Committee of llouslon (PCOI!) announced !his \\eek 1ha1 !hey will hos! America's firs! night 11me Ga) and Lesbian Pnde parade expected 10 draw nearly 50,000 spcctalors. Inc even! 1s scheduled to take place Sa1urda) June 28, 19'17 HOUSTON GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE WEEK 1997 The parade will take place along ils trad111onal roulc "tlh a fe\\ exccpllons. Normall) !he parade mo\ cs cas1 on Wes1he1mer from Woodhead 10 Monlro'e Boule\ ard. Ilus year the parade "111 tum on \1ontrose and end at Ila\\ thome Street The Comminee, off 10 an earl) start sclec1ed Glo>HnJ: JI uh Pndc as the theme of this year's fes11v1t1es. !'he slogan "as umeilcd along\\ 1th the new four color logo dL-stgncd by graphic nrt1st Leana Colmenares, who dedicated n to the memory of her father of twent)-two }cars. Bill Whiting, who died of AIDS lost Fcbru'11') Leana \\anted to emphasiLc the presence of the hcan m her design stating that "pride is,, strong emotion that each of us can find \'1thm our he ans." The logo captures the essence of Pnde \\;eek and reflect> the encrg) and <nthus;a,m bemg. j'UI mto this e\cnt. The prcd1ctabfc f fouston summer 1rC4t msptrel:f d:u.• group 10 male (( 'Jlllmwd on pag< 21) Will Fellows Slated to Appear at Crossroads An Interview l1 tth the 'Farm Bo; 'Author B~ Jon Anthon) Best-selling author Wu ~ello"s w. ap­pear ll\c at Crossroads Market to read from 111 hoC'k f· urm Bo• s Ln ,., o/ 0<11 \/,•11 jrom 1he Ruru/ \lulu <I ( ~ ISLonsm Pres,) fh'hh1e Re) ndd) and Alherl Brook.\ in tlR' Paramount p1c1ur(• ' \ fothl.'r" ,\'ee rl"\'tt.'H on page 13 I arm Bo) s is a cnllecl on of st:>nes f•o,-, more than three do1en ga) men" ho gre\\ up m fann families. Rangmg m age Iron 24 to 84, Fello"s hook 1s a 1ruly en JO) able rcadmg In fact, it's a gem. Bell and Dixon Selected For Run-Off Caucus to !fold Second I:ndor.1eme11t 1\fecting lh ( urt Morri,on ,\~ e\pcc1cd. Clms lkll and Rev James Dixon \\ill foi.:c Olll' 4mothcr in a nm·oll elcc1ion lo de1crm111e "ho will fill lite ,,1c,11ed nl·large posit <•II 4 Cil) Council .eat formerly held b' Judge John Pe.I\) Pulls t1kcn prior to 1he elecuon indicated that the pa1 \\OulJ surpass the cro"ded field of I b CJn<! date, Ocll. endorsed b) I..og Cabm Repi;:;:.cJns of Houston, came m second to Dixo~ Cormunit) ac11v1st Ra) Hill, c dorscd by lhe llomlon Cia\' and Lesbian Polilical (aucus (llCil Pei. came m a strong founh. ''I'm bcaicn bu1 1101 bloodied, said Hill. "I managed lo hold togclhcr the hon'> share of lhc gay lcsb1a01 transgendered vmc and picked up around 4.000 llC\\ VOies dlllong Mlpportcrs Of the Udult 111· dusiiy. lihertirians and n1hcr nC\\ friends." Asked who ~e \\ould thrc>\\ his support behmd, 11111 indicated he \\Ould folio" the rccommend~llons ..-r lhe llC•l PC en· fC tnwdonpag</9 f( onturwd on pau 11) Point Yourself to 6101.oQp Great Savings at -· West Point. c: $1 s, 987 :::> New 1996 KIA SPORTAGE The Toyota RAV4's worst nightmare. 2 at tl1is poca, 8 ova-and"' stock now· al nicely OQUllll>8d. Detl'l lnlSS this IJllPO<funlly to get a now ~ 5poltage 81 I Special year-.nd. tow doMout p<leel st 6,987 .... $1000 r-llllg>ed to _le< West Point KMy F .... war at lllrllw­Sklp WUlett, Sale• lle-aentatlw• (281) 493-2000 ""9er.1713)289-43e5 Yow Community Minded Deal-Ip Image ... ~ until they get toknowyou, it's what's on the surface that counts. With that, do you want your image quickly splashed on paper? Or do you want House of Coleman to ink a better 1ob? House of Coleman THE IMAGE INl:;ER Fine Printing and Graplucs 901 WEST ALABAMA • HOUSTON, TX 77006-4693 713.523.2521 •FAX 713.524.2643 Crad Duren, M.D. 1213 Herman Dr., Suite 430 (713) 520-0653 Internal medical practice offering discreet confidential care to the community, including HIV/ AIDS diagnostics & therapeutics Healthcare from the Heart 4no11}1110u.. T ei.tmg & Counseling M<ljor Credit Carib & enonaJ Ch~ Au:f!pted ur;1oce "tth Qu.dtOcalion Medicare Pillo"s (standardrce) Cannister Vacuum & attachments (powerful) Cleaning Supplies Steam Cleaning Service //ivmgroomfurnitureJ Outdoor Furniture for Patio 2 Chest ofDra\\ers 2 Small desks and chairs Cordless Telephone Table Lamps Flatv.arc Volunteer Handy Man Volunteer Finish Carpenter Window Repatr or Replacement (2 large) Kitchen short term redecorallon f,.a/I paper. pamr. etc) Kitchen: long term remodeling (cabmcrs flooring, fpace de.sign) Apartment m Montrose area for office/resident's \ 1sitor lodging Call Jim Griffith, C.P. 522-5757 to Help! M#M.+IW::MM·Mk !M----- P A G E Letters to the Editor Page 3 Religion/Spiritual Page 4 Regional News Pages 5, 6, 7 National News Pages8, 9, 10.18, 21 Global News Page JO Arts & Entertainment Pages 11, 13, 22 Opinions Page 12 Columnist Page 14 Business Financial Pages 15, 18 Sports Capsule Page / 7 This n' That Page 19 Community Directory !'age 20 Bulletin Board l'aJ?,e 23 Coronation Collage l'ag< .:. I Health & Fitness Page 25 Service Directory Page.\ 26, r Out In Houston /'age '' Community Calenda r !'age 29 Scene & Heard l'uge 30 Classifieds Page 31 Puzzle !'age 32 Galaxy Gayzer J'uy,I! 3? P lea.,<. '.:>upporf AIDS ~ iou-.iny How.ton (713) 510-g24 Ii! I VOICE ISSUE 848 JANUARY 24TH, 1 997 Es:ao:;t" --Star. -19l!Oall0--VOQ., clla'lged"'""'IOll>eNewV-Wl19'3t ~ll>eNewO......C.-.OtyS!ar, --Docencletl199J"'lhe -Vo<ebyThom&Nolooni1957 t95J 811 Westhe1mer, Suite 105 Houston, Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 (800) 729-8490 FAX: (713) 529-9531 E-mail HouV01ce@AOLcom Contents copyright 1997 Office Hours 9am - 5.30pm weekdays PUBLISHER Crad Duren EDITOR JC M>Chelak EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Jon Anthony/entertaonmeot edrto< Lee Davis/sports edrto< Carolyn Robertsisooety ed•tOf INRITERS Rich Arenschieldt. Oavld Bianco, Lee Davis, Larry Lingle, Curt Momson. Oavtd Richardson, Carolyn Roberts, Christopher Rundquist. Stephen Schmidt. Patncia Nell Warren. Glen Weber CARTOONIST Earl Storm PHOTOGRAPHERS Steven David David Goetz PRODUCTION Matthew Pennington/manager VIiven Des.gn Group/format metametphosis ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT Lee Devi·. John T '•up . INDEPENDENT ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES Beniamon Andre-Diaz. Stephen Schmidt, Bill Sheppard CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS John Toups NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Rovendell Marl<et•ng. Po Box 518 Westfiled. NJ (908) 232-2021 Notice to advert1sors ~--~-·as~voSe;l '996 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Duck Smooooches To You All!!! B} EARi, STOR\I January '97 ce .bra1c• a full year of 1he "Such is Life'' CJrwon sir;> herng pub­lished Ill the .. Iloustori Voice' W uh he•rllell apprcc1a11on BuckminSJcr Duck and I w.1111 lo lhank C'rad lhc s1aff and the readership of 1he .. Hnus1on \'01cc • for 1l11s opp 11tu1111y to quack · each week This ha• hren .n '° ed hie yea1 of per sonal !i.p1r11ual and cre.i 1ve gro\\ h M) du<k I ~l\e beec • "' 1dcrlu forum I<' pro4..ess .ind cc .. braae gay life and ltfe 11 self! 1';01 10 men11~n the <mall fortune It has ~aved ~e n lhcrapy ! It as an mcreJ1hle honor to touch the lives of people 1 may never meel 1hrough m) loons. fhe healing power of humor helps me/us gel lhrough cur challenges and pla) full) celebra1cs cur v1,1or1es! l·rom nt) dral'mg board here m San Diego 11 fee S grea( (0 Share lhc<e feeltngS Wtlh Hous1on . even f n's Jl!\l two d1me'1- sionally A'!!> nt) creative adventures take me inrn more anJ more gay anJ ga} fnendly pubh­ca11on' I am very proud to he a parl of the "llouuon Voice fa1111l> 1 As a re!'-uh of tremendous cornmun ty support 1he hor zon looks \'ery bright for ··such Is l.1le' w11h galler) sho"S. a publt,hed anl~ologv and a hne of duck- mer.han disc ThanL > ou ft.·• hemg a part of It ' sue ccss 1 ~I) hear! goes oul to all "ho have expre'5ed rhctr support compl1men1s and guid­ance. lhanl you so \:ery mu'h for remind· ing me that duck-dreams do come true' Meet the American First Latin Globetrotter B~ l.llf. DA\ IS l·ltva1ed, g1gan11c lolly, imposing, tov.­cring gargantuan! I Okay 10 pu1 u simply, ~e s very la II 1 In a rc.,.c,t 111te \ 1cw \\ llh Or Jndo Antigua (and several bottles ~ pam rchevers .uer from lookng up 1hrough­ou1 1he tnle<\lew), I mcl a kmd, genile man who had •ny•hing bur un ca~y s1ar1 1n I fc rhe states, Mexico and Sou1h America As soon as thi~ tour jc; over, he mrcnds 10 go 10 Europe "uh the Globe­uouers When asked "ha! he missed mos! while 1ravclrng he q"1ckly responded 'Mom's ':Jome coolm~ and h<S flanc<c'" Horn m 1 he Dnmm1cdn Repuhhc, Orlando and his family moved lo lhe llron' n Ne" York C'ny •• 1..-.. • ol four ll ci a11ended .~1 Ray ­n• md' II 1gh School for Boys m the Brnra A~ a Orlando hop<s 10 sray w lh rhe Globc1ro1- 1ers as long as poss blc. but lOtcd chat C\ cry player must rry out each year ""There 1s no guarantee that JUH because y 1u played 1he year b e fore, th;u }ou Orlando .rlnllgua of the llarlem "Adi once a~arn he G/obetrorte" selecled " 1 f he can ll>phomorc, he was •he unfor1unate rec1p1en1 111 a hullc1 11) 1 1 dged '" his head llunng his senior year m high school, ~ s famtl) endured a very public epi<ode of hc'.tlelessness As 1he olde\I of 1hree bro1hers, Orlando hod 10 help Leep hi' fam· 1ly 101e1hcr uni I housing v.as secured Orlando was offc ed a scholanh1p 10 play baskelha I 11 lhe l'n1vers11y of P111<­burgh m 1991 In 1993, after suffertng from se\erc headaches he had lo cxpen­cncc a ver} delicate opcrat on 10 remove 11,c 1,u• e• •fl·,l<d tn him "n le m high .sci:lool Orlando graduJtCd w11h a Bache lors De rec m Soual Sciences m 1995 cu: m•n t111g a tH1 llJnl ~ recr at Pih He SL red '11ore rhan 900 pomts, d1~hcd oul 192 asm., gr•hhrd 400 rrhounds, ~locked 75 shots nJ t.:olln t.J 74 s1e2 ~ m J 1 l carel"r g 1nle~ for t 1e P11nt 'lcr~ fhJ~ f 0 l<tndo has 1r.n·eled •h oug1:10u1 \lay wi1h !he Globe trotters for 20 years tha1 \.l.'ould plcacoc hun Mier 1ha1, he hopes 10 kcop with the game hy rna<hing haskelball at rhe colleg1a1e level, preferably had al Piii T"' o days here an Uous1 P, lhc':I to San An~elo and .San An1on1 bc"orc rc~urnmg 10 Houston on h1day, !he hfe of a globetrot· 1er ;, qu11e hec11ct Orlando contend< !hat "scemg all of lh< smiles on rhe audience's faces a1 1he games sec ng children atthc1cd wuh various d.scases tn ~osp1 - 1al vis11s hght up \\hen !he Globe1ro11ers walk m 1he door lhese arc a 1hmgs 1ha1 'Tlake hcmg • lhrlem Globe1ro11er some 1hmg vc'"y spec.1al ta...a• on!} a fr\\ ha\C 1he pleasure or cll.pcr1cn ... ".'I~ Set' lhc Cdubcl Oflcn. ')Jay on J·r1day, Jan 24 111 -, hl· Su111rn11 11 7 lOp,1 a".'ld enjoy d plectsur;:ihlc even g ur ti gh'> s~ll cd ) cl \ l'r~ Jll' lli ~ldblt• pr fcs!"o 1 bas kc1hall ? ••\ <" llirtt& rH1dunjl •rung -.1th a linlr mnrgannr But if Hill load ll on at f"H·n ~1 ... 11. ,ou·rr .ciu~ fur trnul•I(' 111418 lwrnusru d1t"t lugh n lllonrs a111I Ntluratrd £at 111lcl"1 to \our r:sk for lat:ari cl1-.c1L'it· lo l(am mori· cnll 11'f111 I 800 \II\ l ~\I Or\iJill htlp// •v.v.11n1l1r 1•rR on lir \\orJd \\11J.-i \\rli .., -A. .\s.c-x.: -1"a-'t1'-o"n ..~&a I - - - •=•-•••¥M+-• § !M.M+FM- a P A 0 E 3 AC U RA TL C Owning an Acwa means much mor< chan enJOj'lng a fine automobile. Acura Total Luxury Care"'include> a 4-ycar/50,000.m1le lmutcd warranty, 24-hour Roadside fu,tStance and a host of ocher strvices. And Acura Care provides separate coverage beyond the Initial warranty. Call or come by and ask Don Hamil for det:atls. CHARLIE rHOMAS ACURA 121 I 5 GULF FREEWAY ACROSS FROM ALMEDA MALL 947.7777 Call now for heating system check-up. Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists 880-4629 ~If~ ALL WORK FULLY GUARANTEED Proudy Serving OUR C01TVTU11ty Over 12 Years' VILVEN DESGN GROUP 11le pii...:euter of Graphic Art & Coprwriting Nat101ial Award Winning De.1ign Group JANUARY &! 4 T H '1 B B 7 4305 Lillian Handicap A Houston, Texa 77007 Cone block south of Was111ngton on Thomp>on at Lill essible ~-etiti4e~ (113) iirJ-9235 Catch The Bering Spirit A Place for Everyone .. [&. BERING MEMORIAL 1Av7 ~r UNITED M ETHODIST CHURCH 'f V { A Reconciling Congregation Where persons reqardless of sexual orientation. qender. ethnicity, aqe fully participate in the church s life and ministries as loved disciples of Christ. 1440 Harold at Mulberry Sunday School Sunday Worship 9:10 am 10:50 am (713) 526-1017 ~ 01• lnu YOU, u C11111 1h1n tkt LOVING EXPERIENCE. Servi19 I~• G1y, Lu~iu, Bi-suul C1111mily 1f C1t~1lics & Friu4s. Bm•• 1 put 1f Di91ity U.S.A. SERVICES Saturdays 7:30 pm Traditional Mass inclusive iturgy celebrated. Cal •nd pr•H 4 for our Soc;.! Event• & SchedulH. T odoa bienvenidoa! (Full dcta1/s m '95 - '96 Gay and Lesbian Yellow Pages) In the Heights at 1307 Yale Suite H • (713) 880-2872 Friday- ] 124 • "Your Sacred Self' sludy group using lhe bcs1 seller by Wayne Dyer. COME learn more about your sacred self. sacred sisters & brolhers, & 1he sacred, loving Crea1or God who made II so. Al Kingdom Commu­nily Church 862-7533 • Ca1holic Mass a1 10:00 am; Movie Nigh1 a1 7 00 pm a1 1he Kolbe Pro1ec1 522-8182 Sat u rday- 1125 Mass al Dign11y Hou.ion al 7 · 30 pm 880· 2872 Sunday- 1126 Marana1ha Fellowship Me1ropoli1an Church Services "A S1udy in 1he Gospel of Mark" and "The 'I' Fac1or." (llow 10 be a positive influence on others as a witness for ChriSI) a1 10:00 am Prai<e and Worship, Mm1s1ry of the Word, Drama and Personal Minisiry. II 00 am al Marana1ha Fellow­ship 528-6756 • MCCR worship services 9 00 am & II 00 am 861-9149 • Worship Service II 00 am 81 Fa11h and Hope Fellowship 773-4429 • Grace Lu1heran Church Sunday school for all ages al 9.30 am Worship Service 81 10:30 am 528-3269 • First Unilarian Un1versalist Church Sunday Services al 9 30 am and II 30 am 526-5200 • Services al 5 30 pm Diplly Church 880- 2872 • Commun ty Go!ipcl worship service 11 II 00 am & 7 00 pm. Sl·RVIC I· IN N£.W LOCATION 4305 1.111.lAN 880-92l5 • Houston M1ss1on Church worsh ;> serv ICC a• 10 '30 am 529-822S • Covenant Bap1151 Church Wc'5h p scrv­cc I 30 pm •nd educ•11un hou al 3 00 pm 668-8810 • 8 - Mcmoual \ n11c.~ M 1;1hod1 C 1rt Wor\h1p 'en· we JO ~O ,-.m Seek.en • Church of 1he XII Aposiles worship serv· ice a1 10 30 am. Chapel of 1he San1ana Funeral home, 5352 Ka1y Freeway 665- 7903 Monday-1127 · Ca1holic Mass al 7:30 pm Kolbe ProJccl 522·8182 • MCCR Handbell Choir Rehearsal a1 7 00 pm 861 · 9149 Tuesday-1128 MCCR: Empowermen1 for Living sup­porl group & pol lud dlllllCr a1 6 00 pm, Glor· yland Singers al 8 00 pm, The Gospel En•emble al 6 00 pm 861·9149 • PROTECT mee1s a1 Bering Church . 520- 7870 • HJV Affa:lcd group mcel5 a1 7:00 pm Judy or Pam a1 880-9235; lllV lnfcc1cd group mcci. a1 7 00 pm Ca1herine or Robcri a1 880-9235 . A1 Communily Gospel • Marana1ha Fellowship MCC ha5 home groups that meet m each others home for a 11me of fe llowship, sharing God's word, and prayer. Call for the locat ion in your area 528-6756 Wednesday- ] 129 MCCR Bible S1udy 7 30 pm 861-9149 • Wo,.h1p Servoce 7 30 pm a1 Fauh and Hope Fellowship 773-4429 • MCCR Jub1la11on Mi.ed Ensemble mcc15 a1 6 30 pm Midweek uphfl service a1 7 00 pm, Bible S1udy. l.ec1urc Sc11cs & Choir Rehearsal 7 '30 pm 861-9149 Thursday-I 130 • Bible SIUdy 7:00 pm Al l·anh And llopc l·c~ low•h1p 773 4429 • Community Gospe m dwcel service 7 30 pm 880-9HS I f y u want un rttf'nt ii u·d 1n 11U., s~1..1'(1n , plwu call 529-11490 Synagogue Manual Includes Gays and Lesbians A groundbreaking manual prepared by 1hc Union of American Hebrew Congre­gauons (UAHC) Press, ha> been published by the UAHC Ta~k Force on l..esbtan and Gay lnclU\IOn Kulanu(All of Us) . A Program for Congrt­garrons lmplemen11ng Gay and l.tsbian Inclusion was written for lay and profe!,• sional leadership in Reform congrega· ttons . The manual "is a how·IO guide w11h Slep·by· step instruu1ons on creating programs. and educating lay leaders and congre· ganlS .. said la'k force <laff d11cc1or Rabbi Julie Spitler ··Too often we pay hp '-Crvicc 10 the 1mpor· tance of being inclusive but our mten11ons, however good, many only lead 10 •uperfi­c1al effor1s Wuh lhe help of 1h1s manual, interested parties have tangible guide­lines for action Our hope 1s that what 1s now seen as divisive can ultimately unite a com· munny," added Sp11zcr The Task Force represents, among other~. 1he UAHC, 1hc Ccniral Conference of American RabbtS, Hebrew Union Col­lege- Jew1>h l ns111u1e or Religion, and Women of Reform Judaism Kulanu COS!< $12 oo plu• shipping and handling . To order a copy of 1he manual, call 1-888-489- UAHC. Austin Pastor Takes Issue With 11~• ~·~~~~.g~~J.:::~.~.3~~~.8~:,'.;~ r:~ __ ---- across lhe counir in c1rcula1tng a pies in 1972 Oelega1cs 10 lhc quadren · SlJNT)AY 11 ~ Ji!~J~P~ Jan 24 - 7:30 p.m. Jan 25 - 7:00 p.m. Jan 26 - 11:00 a.m. Rev. Elder Jeri Ann Harvey 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 (Handicap accessible) (Mantras.: at Hawthorne) for lDfo. OQ ,..__.,.,_ _\ :".,•me gmUJh caU 528-6756 F . J Jl 7·00 ••statcmcn1 or cons:.encc'" taking issue n1at Method 1st General Confcrrncc fl. an, I • pm Wllh lhe church's pol1cy dccla11ng 1hal have Upheld lhe language CVCI Since. MOVIE NIGHT homosc~ual ·· practice .. 15 incompau- The principles are guuJcl1nes hut not Fri. Feb 6, 7:00 pm Potluck and John Bradshaw address Catholic Mass - Mon. 7:30pm Wed. 8:30am - Fri. !Oam 1509 Fairview Strc~ (Montrose) • Housion, Texaa 77006 Additional Parking on Hyde Parle. cul-de-sac. (713) 522-8182 ble wllh Chrtuian ily. pan of lhc church • cons111u1rnn Sidney Hall. pasior of Trtn ily Unti ed 111n11y Un11ed Mc1hodtsl "one ot 11 Meihodt<I Church, uid ihc s111emen1 lea>1 lwo Tcx3' Me1hod"I churches 1hai has been scnl lo Un11cd Me1hod 1<I c lergy have voied lo become parl of lhc Recon. h 1hc Untied .S1a1es C1ling Congrega 11on Program A rec. members throug out oncilin congre¥a 11on 1 ~ one th a t who arc being a. kcd IO "gn 11 " g II 1 , ac11vely welcomes a peop e, inc luding The s1a1emen1 1erm• "una<eeplable ' lesbian gay and bisexua l people . . . that while homosexu- • the church c; stance . Hall says he ha'> heen t:onducting same 1 " 1 d worlh " 1he prac11ce of · · • as are o "acre incompatible With sex union $erv1c:rs for years and that lut homosc:ituality is year he conduc1ed more same·~c:it ccre· Chr1st1an 1cach1ng , monies ihan oppns1te·scx marri;tges . .. One docs not ·pracucc one s sexual .. On this issue. I tcel lhat our church not or1cnuuon."' the su1cment says. , only ha'i a wrong policy. ll actually docs One hves ti.. harm," he u1J . ... 1thanl11 is wrong--11 is The currcnl laniuagc condemning lhe sinful." -=·-···=·•-•k !M----- P A G E 4 REGIONAL NEWS Founded in 1977, the Houston Arca Women' s Center pro· v1dcs sheller, counseling. and support services to thou· sands of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault each year The center "one of the largest women's centers in the country. HOt.:JSION~REA WOMEN'iS CE~ The organization will also hold a ded1ca11on ceremony for the naming of the Louise Straus' Ablon budding eariler that da) at 4:30 p.m. located at Houston Arra Womt'n ·s Ctnttr Hous 201h Anni\·trsary 1010 Waugh Dnve. The gener­ou' donation was bestowed by Ka) Ablon Sch,.artz in memof) of ht:r mother. Loui-.c Strauss Ctlthrarion log Cabin Annual Benefit Honors Lincoln The Log Cabin Republican• of Houston will bold their third annual Lrncoln's Birthday Party fundraiser Sunday Feb 9. This year's benefit will celebrate Lin­coin 's !88th birthday. The gala will take place at Baich's from Noon until 2:30 p.m. at 2016 Main. C11y Council candidate Chris Bell will be the guest speaker at the Brunch. Tickets for the event are $30.00 and can be purchased at the House of Coleman and Crossroads Book store The group will hold their annual elections for office holders at their monthly meeung Monday Jan . 27 at Renata's Restaurant located at 2006 Lexington near the South west 1-recway and Shepherd exchange. For more 10forma11on, call (713) 523-2521. Alley Theatre Hosts Women's Center Gala The Houston Area Womens Cenrer wall celehra1e the con1rihut1ons of its hun· dreds ot volunteer~ and ~upporter5. at a 20th Annive"ar> gala event at the Alie) --=;=-=- l h-.11• l'\ t o1uJay J.1fl ..,., ,,, •• ll (.. 8 r m Ablon . • Thi\ ., a \Hmderlul g 1ft to the cen-ter on the ann I\ er~ar)' of our 201h ) ear of service to the community:· ~aid Execu· uve Director C.llcn Cohen EPAH Hosts Benefit For Bering Dental Clinic The Executive Professional Associa- 11on of Houston will present The Sweet· heart Masquerade Ball benef1110g the Bering Dental Chnic at The Embassy Ball­room at Post Oak and Westheimer Satur­day, Feb 15, from 8 pm. to Midnight. The group will crown a lucky attendee "Queen" of the ball . Tickets for the bene­fit are $50 and available through the organ- 1zat ions Commun11y Affairs Comm11- tee. The coCi.I of the ticket includes dinner, dancing. entertainment and an open bar. For information concerning the event, call Jerri Crain at (713) 890-1291 or the Benng Communll) Service Founda11on at (713) 529 0671 Counting Crows Assist Mon­t rose Clinic The mu!<l1cal group Counting C'row!i "ill collaborate "''th the Montrose Clinic in •h<-" f1gh1 al?atn§.1 Air>.<; I he C'l1111c \lo 111 J1-s tribute 10format1on about HIV/AIDS at the group!'. live ~ell-.cut performance at the Mu<ic Hall Jan 23 The popular rock band decided 10 support an AIDS ~ervice organization in each ctty of their tour m an attcmpl to enlighten their audiences to the importance of JOming the fight against a disea>e that " increasing!) affecting more people each year. "This is an excellent opportunity to 1 reach a large number of people. Having Counung Crows, a band that " chmbmg the charts. jom us m th1~ effort 1s very ex.ell· mg· intoned Montro!<Oe Clinic Pre~1dent Kat) Caldwell Convicted Killer Presents 'Prison Art· Show at I Montrose Gallen•. Convicted killer Elmer Wayne Henle). Jr. prison art will be 'hown at the H)de Park Gallery Fnday, Jan 14 , at 9 p.m The 40 year old Henley ha. been rncarcerated since he was 17 years old for murder During his incarceration, he has remained active m school He has obtained an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from Alvin Commun11y College and currently awa1110g the offering of courses which would allow him to complete his Bache­lors Degree In a recent mterv1e" "1th Ray Hill, Hen ley expounded on ht> affinll) for art Hen­le) proffered that he has onl) been pamung for three years as a re!ioult of prodding from friends and indicated that he prefers dra". ing people in blacl and "h1te. "Black and white offers no d1strac11on and h much 1 more pleas mg to me Color seems to obscure the intrinsic beauty ot 1he human form,"" oprned Henley Henley_ "'ho r!ii !<.ell taught, has ~on firs1 place m a pn,on an '-hO\I. and m 1996 donated 12 piece!'. of h1~ work to an Ausun tienef11 auwon lor abused chlidren Henle) ""II donate a >hare ol the proceeds to AIDS l·oun darwn Holuron Ra) U1JJ's fu1crv1cw \lo ·"t the artL't wt': air Jan. 14 on bts KPFI: 90 I FM Prtson Show Theatre Workshop Holds Auditions The Group (Theatre Workshop) announced the) will be hold.ng aud111ons for us upcoming production of T.,.,.o Boys In Bed On A Cold IVinttn Night , a ne"' play by James Edwrn Parker. Needed are two male actors "ho are able to convincing!) conve) the portra)al of 35 year old males with relat1>el) good phy siques The roles call for brief nudity Auditions \\111 consist of readings from the script and will be held at tho I.oven Inn. 501 Lovell Bouleurd, Saturday. feb . I from 2 to 4 p m. Two Bo)s IS a comic tale of how llOI to llC1 on a one-night stand. Accordrng to Tht Ntw Yorktr . II 1s also a sharp·•) ed explora11on of "emotional 10t1mac). Havrng had successful runs in New York. San Fran· c1sco and London, the play has garnered raves. The Philadtlphia Ga.r Nttu called it "surprisrngly tender and affecllng.'' Con,·uttd Mwrdtr and ArtlS' Elmtr Wa)nt Htn lt~ L o g C a b i n Re pu blicans Housto n • 3 r d .\ n n u a I Celebration '' Neither let us be sUindered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH .) THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.'' P A Q E !5 Join us in celebration of the birth of this prophetic American symbol of freedom. 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Marion E Cole­man, Cheryl Conner, Dan D1- A"·urd RtC1p1tnts at GHGLCC Muting IA1ua l/udman (OutSmart) , Dan D1Dona10 (Prtfurtd Graphtes), R1< hard W1tdtrholt (8aJ1e Brothers). and Su.Jan Upthurch (PFLAGJ. Dona10 , Joyce Gayles and Pa1r1ck Mc­Kee Comm111ee Chairs selec1ed al 1he re1rea1 include Dan D1Dona10 (Com· mun1ca1ions); Todd Parlridge (Mem· bersh1p); Co-Chairs Joyce Gayle' and Tony Carroll (Program) Co-Chairs Helene Rouse and Kenneth Council (Social). Marion Coleman (Newslel· 1er) J.C M1chclak (Public Rcla11ons); Dan D1Dona10 (ln1erne1): and Greg Jcu (Direc1ory) were selec1ed a< Commun1- cat1on Subcomm11tce Chairs In rcla1ed new> 1he group presen1cd !heir annual recogn111on awards at the Jan. 6 meeting The rcc1p1ent!i. were Laura Hudman (Ouis1anding Member); Dan D1Dona10 (Membersh 1p Develop menl): P-FLAG Housion, (Commun11y Service); and Richard W1edcrholl for the prest1g1ous President's Award for v1"on and leadership The Chamber mee1s monlhly on 1he firs1 Monday al 1he Allen Park Inn al 6 p m. Nexi months meeting will focus on How to Sue~ cessfully Markel Your Sell and Your Bu•incss wllh Todd Par1ridgc hos11ng a panel of experb City Council Passes S.O.B. Bill The Hous1on C11y Council unanimously pas.ed !he conirovcrsial Sexually Ori cn1ed Business Bill la<I week afl<r mon1hs of tumuhuous puhllc Jehate It 1s unclear exac1ly how 1he measure will affecl lhc adull en1ertainmen1 indusiry, how ever, 1he bill IS expec1ed 10 have an 1mpac1 The new law IS schedule<l to take effect within 120 c.la)'!i of us passage Addition ally, 1he law doe> 001 provide any exemp· 1ion or grandfa1hering as IS u ually 1he case w11h mou c11y ordinances Crahed by 1he c11y's I.egal Department and council's S 0 B Comm111cc at the behes1 of Mayor Bob Lamer 1hc h1ll 1s mos1 hlely to end ur in the courts Counc1lme mbers Helen Huey a1 d Jc._. Don Boney were the commlllee co·chairs. ' Several councllmcmhers raised some very senou~ questions about var1 ous as.pecu ot the r~5olution, hul wh~n 11 came righ1 down 10 11 , nobody had 1he cajone's 10 siand up 10 1he Mayor Helen Huey and Jew Don Boney and vote again~t the passage .. said longtime community ac1iv1s1 and a paid lobhy"I for adul1 video indu>lry. Ray Hill a'st:rls thal the referendum will be del.:1ded tty the courts ancJ the que,tion is how many lawyers will profit and who are they going to he .. The idea that people are going 10 walk away from mull1-m1lhon dol Jar investmenu w11hour a tight as unreal· »llC .. said Hill Hollyfield Announces Grant Recipients On Wcdne day, Jan 29, 1997. from 5 till 7pm al 1he office> of lhe Hollyfield Founda11on, loca1ed al 2700 Albany, Sui1e #202, The Hollyf1eld Founda- 11on will hold a recep11on w recognize 1he gay. le<bian , and AIDS service organiza11on, who have compe1cd and have been selecicd by the Board ol Direc rors of The Hollyfield l·ounda11on as 1he1r second annual grant cycle rectp1· cnu The llollyf1eld Founda11on s 1996 grantees and 1hcir proiects arc -Housron Black Tie Dinner, Inc. 1996 Dinner -support ~g 1hc Victory Fund and twelve local charilable organi­zar1ons - Di> erseWorks -suppor11ng gay and le>b1an programn11ng tor 1he llous- 100 commun11y during 1996-97 -Texas H uman Rights Fou n dation (THRF) -supporung 1he TllRI· 1011 - freo Ho1linc fur Texans "11h legal prob lcms rela1ed 10 lllV'AIDS or sexual"" cntatrnn . -Houston Arta Teen Coalition of Homos.xuals (H ~TC'Hl - supporr­mg produc11on or 1hc !997 HATCH ncwslellcr and fltcrs ror distribu tion to school adm1111\trators and counse lors in the Houston area , - Out Youth Austin (OYA) -support­ing 1he OYA !Oil-free Helpline for le,. b1an and gay you1h -AIDS Housing Coalition Houston - suppomng !his male 1ransumnal liv­ing house for persons ""h HIV/AIDS -The Center For \JDS (CFA) -sup por11ng !he CFA I 997 Series ot Cornmu nuv Fon1m1 on Ill\' /A IDS rrcaimcnt and Re <a h Issues. Sleven', Houst supporung this n d.ary care tacli11y for people 11v1ng wuh 111\'/1\IUS . The Hollyfield f oundallon is a non prof11 organ1Za11on founded h) Jay llollyfield, a well-known llou,1nnian who died of AIDS·relaled cnndumns '" 1994. The Hollyfield l'ounda11nn " composed ol a board ol I :l women and men from throughout Tc,as ""'ho are commu .. led 10 advocac) "" AIDS and lhe equal rights or lesbians an<l gays. Smee 1994 lhc founda11on has been able lo supporl over 15 gay and le•bian communuy and AIDS service organ11a11ons. REGIONAL NEWS RSICSS Coronation XIII Finally Over! By LEE DAVIS Donned • A Winter l'anta') Ball," The Royal, Sovereign, and lmp<11al Coun of the Single Star of llous1on Inc (RSICSS> put on the11 tlest fo.- v•sll ng dig 1111a11cs the- place to be 011 \a1u1da\ Jan 18 ~as. 1he Re'la1s· san.e ll~td Begin ning 11 'pm(ish) and cnd111~ 11 l.1m(1s.ln RSICS\ t1'mnc" rolled ou1 the 1cJ ca1 pct wnh lavish 'Win· ter Wonderland" set Emperor and EmprtH XIV Jtrtl McN~tl & Anita Mann de<rgn' for all three sets .. yes three! To g1v< you a l111le hi<tory on RSICSS they are an organrzat1on sharing the purpose of supporting the many needs of those with HIV/AIDS As an example of Its XIII Jim Halbert and Empress XIII Ruby Srnne. along w11h 'upport of their fellow RSICSS membe", performed splen­didly 10 show theor out of town guests the best that Houston has to offer. profound accomplr<hments, RSICSS There were three sets at the Coronation has ra1'ed over SI00.000 over the last four on Saturday night. Jim and Ruby entered years There are no corporate under­writers and very few big buck donations from ind1v1duals Members of the Court, far from herng the wealthy rn our commun1ty. enter their membership ~no,.rng that a large part of their lives woll be dedicated to RSICSS . From Septem­ber through Januar>. rndovodual mem· bcrs (candic.lates) ··run' for the 111le of l~mperor and l·mrrcss. leaders of the Court tor the following year The lmpe· rial Court opens ll\Clt to the communny hy allo"' rng any memher of that commu­nity (ga) or maoght) to vote for their lead el'• lho; u I 1np C'101 1111.J l · 111prt.•ss A wcr l. after votong, Coronation takes place. Th" " the reigning monarchs stepping down-a party weeli.end Coronation brings together most clubs and organ1· lat10n~ in the city a!'> well as Courts from other parts ol the ~ountry. Mexico and Canada. Coronation XIII weekend was no dof fcrcnc-an out·of·town show on Thurs­day n1gh1, an on-town show on Frtday night, Coronation XIII on Saturday night , a brunch on Sunday morning and finally a Victory Show on Sunday night. Out of to"n courts included tho-. from San Diego, lo' Angel.-, Portland, Albu querque Corpus Chrr"1 San Anto nio Dallas , Arl1n!?t11nlf·1 Wc11th Omaha and man} nlhl'I, 100 many to lt1,,1 he re' rhcrC \\CIC also reprci;cJ1tatlVCS from Jornnw. 0111•11 u1 Canada A long W3} to ct111lC: hH I lnu,.1un 111 "h"'-' 1h • hest face for ;1 \\Cl'l..cnJ lull ot Jlll\llll'' I mpc101 rn a slave/reindeer-pulled sled. Beauti­ful white feathers bloomed from the tail of the sled. accenting the while costumes both Jrm and Ruby were wearing Yes. the evening's festivities had begun, and 10 fine fa.hion! Fntenainers performed, all courts were announced, gift~ \I.ere given to Jim and Ruby upon their dcpanure from Reign XIII Men and women m tuxc dos, men and \I.omen an fas.hionable (and I oxpect co>tly) hall go""'· mon and "omen in leather-trul) a d1vcp;lf1ed crowd! The third 'et finally came and the rnten>ll} in the t.:rn""d was te ll 1hruu,1wu1 1he G rand Ballroom . It wa' 111ne to announce the winner< of Emperor and Empress XIV for the upcoming year. The Board of Direc­tor~ and Monarch' were the t1rst to see the voto tabulatoon' and all nodded approval . Imperial Prince Royale Rock Caner left the hallroom to C\COrt Emperor XIV in. Jcrel McNeil, a h>ng• t1me acuv­ist in Houston \I.I~ procl11med l:mperor XIV It was then lime for Imperial Pnn· cess Royale Vanna Whne Lee Love to leave the ballroom and escort the ne1> tmpress XIV on Anita Mann came "htsk­rng through the door> to become Empress XIV. There were no loser< rn tht' contest. I ver~ cand1da1e 'howed their heq all )car long rn 'UPJHHI 1hc man~ '-'tlllh} c.:au~c, ot RSICSS Congratulat1nn' 10 nu1 nwn RS JC SS llou,ton amJ lhl' com· mun II} .ire vn) f't oud of you and v.1,h ) 1'U l·o111111ucd 'U'-Cl'ss durin~ Rt>1~n XIV - ~PLfiKT flbOs , Specials ,'' . ' ,., ,. ~ -' 1 Oz. Long Stem Roses Cut Ginger Cut Orchids $16.99 SZ.99 stem SZ.99 stem All plants and pots on sale! floral arrangements for all occasions FTD World Wide Service and local delivtlfY "' Fresh Cut Flowers Terra Cotta Potter • ' Bedding Plants Topiary Animals , "' Tropical Plants Hanging Baskets Vases, Cards, Gift Ideas & more '' 812 Wcuthvimvr (nvar Montrosv Doulvvard) , , (713) 529-6050 ...... ..... - ..... ....: .. !:' • -.:-~· -- ·=·-···,··-•§ ........ P A 0 E SUPER SUNDAY StartiDg At 4pm, It's Best Party In Hoastoa W"db FOOTBALL BARBECUE DIVERSIONS DINNERS Iac:lading lnc:lading Brisk.et, ROULE7TE~ Chick.ea and a BIACKJA.CK Boantifal Bafiet and OEM DIO of Side Dishes • $5.00 Oaadag from 4pm-9pm Per Plate Donation (PACKERS VS. PATRIOTS AT 5: ISPM) Immediately Following Tbe Super Bowl <iame, Mr. cf Miss Gently Xarier Lana cf Sbelb]' St. John bost THE BERMUDA TRIANfiLE REVUE AJJ Proceeds Benefit BCSF Tbroagb Soiree Allbergiae SATURDAY~ FEBRUARY I IOPM (/) io.aJ. JJj 1:lui (/) 1lll:a [l .llJlJlll An Oatrageoas Night of A Thousand Stars featuring Entertainers from a Host of Load Clubs, OrgllDizatioas and Businesses · A Soiree Aabergiae E'feat Benefiting BCSF BOV TOV DANCERS EVERY NlliHT MALE SfRIP CONTESTS SUNDAY &t WEDNESDAY l'HE ULTIMATE DANCE COLLECTION! INCLUDES 17 OF TODAY'S BIGGEST DANCE HITS Amber THIS IS YOUR NIGHT Rm AND MOllll B[( 0 RDS ~-----·--- 7 J A N U A R Y 2 4 T H ., 9 9 7 ~ 'Ot. ~an $2.00 de 4t4ft .,,f ~ AU dee u~.e °' rltlltCCSJ . (713) 523-721 * wishes to CONGRATULATE * Emperor XIII Jerel McNeil & Empress XIII Anita Mann We wish you Godspeed and want you to know that we will help you accomplish your goals in every way possible in the coming year. ' SatFACiS BANDM ': With Andre on Vocals • Great R&B Dance Music SHIELA LENNON Appears at dances/ every Wednesday Come try your luck at Karaoke • She loves to share the stage Coming Event • January_ 31 CHANCES FLAG FOOTBALL TEAM BENEF.IT SHOW Help send the team to Key West for a Flag Football Tournament HAPPY BIRTHDAY • Jan. 25 • Jean • We • You 1100 WESTHEIMER P A 0 E NATIONAL NEWS Clinton Inaugural A Resounding Success Prc~1denl Clinton became the first Demo crat President to begin a second term since Franklin D Roosevelt. The Inaugura 11on was a resounding success and the most dt\lerse anauguration in history encom passing a Gay and Le~b1an Inaugural ball Clinton received the bulk of gay and lesbian votes m the last election despite a rnmeumes tumultuous relationship with the commu· nity Clinton is widely considered to be the rru.Jsl gay friendly President to ever occupy the Oval Office C ::non 1s enJoymg a rebound in the polls w.th the latest results showing him m be mvre popular wuh 1he clccrnrate than at any time during his tenure The Presiden1 ci1ed Marun Luther King. Jr_ as a source of per­sonal rnsp1ration . The inauguration took place on the Marlin Luther King holiday. .. The American people returned to office a president ot one party and a Congress of another Surely, they did not do this to advance the politics of petty bickering and extreme partisanship they plainly deplore, .. said Clint0n .. No, they call on us instead to be repairers of the breach and to move on with America's m1ss1on " Clinton Budget Proposes HIV Prevention Increase The Pre"dent s budget scheduled for release Feb . 6 is reported to include an increase m HIV prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prcven· lion (CDC). The .S20 m1lhon increase, 1s reported to be earmarked for HIV prevention efforts among drug users This 1s a particularly 1mpor1an1 population as nearly three quaners of new AIDS cases can be linked to subsr.ance abuse Most AIDS programs arc expected to receive mode\t increases in the President's budgcl While lhcsc mcreases arc somewhat graufying for AIDS advocates in that they dcmonstracc the Adm1n1stration• com mument 10 AIDS programs, there remain concerns that the increases arc inadequate and that there arc plan~ to cut other public health and housing programs and to reform the Medicaid program Cisneros Coordinates AIDS Focus Meeting Outgoing Secretary or Housong and Urban Development (HUD) Henry Cisneros coor· d 1natcd an unprecedented meeun1 lau week of three cabinet 1ccre1ancs with a group of AIDS housing providers. rest dents, and advocates The meeung, cha· ired by Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown, and a11ended by Cisneros and Health and Human Services Sccrc1ary Donna Sha· lala , was the first such meeung to focus exclu~1vcly on AIDS issues Cisneros cook the opportunity to urge Brown and Sh•lala to follow hu model or involving commun1ty·based AIDS service providers and consumers directly affected by federal programs on the devel· opmcnt and implementation of AIDS related programs and policies . AIDS Ac11on Council 's Director of Gov· crnmcnt Affairs Aimee Berenson. who auended 1hc mcctin& praised Secretary Casneros' ouueach to the AIDS commu· nuy during his tenure Secretary Brown committed to adopting the Cisneros com· muDll) involvement model at the Depart ment of Veterans Affairs, which provides d1rec1 medical care to more people living w11h HIV and AIDS than any other federal ilgency Al 1hree sccrctt1r1cs comm1ucd 10 con t.nucd collaboration between their agen· c1es to coordinate and strengthe~ rhe abil· ny of all tederal program~' not JU St AIDS specific.: programs, to meet the con11nuum ot need• of people llvmg wuh HIV ;,1nd AIDS MassachusellS Police Chief Recruiting Gay Officers Sprinstield. MA (AP)- The cuy ' police chief 15 ;1c11"ely rccru111na gay and lesbian officers ThaE word came Thursday in a ~•atemen1 released from Chief Paula Meara She said she wu intent on shaping a police department that reflects 1hc commun11y Meara ber;clf" made news earlier this year hy bucking traditional stereotypes. She lOOk O\ICr the b1ggc>I police department in New England to be run by a woman Colorado Bill Proposes Hate Crime Law Extension To Include Homosexuals Denver (AP)-A bill 10 expand Colorado'' hate crimes Jaw to protect homosexual\ has been introduced in the Sen;,11e h's the second session in a row such leg1s· lation has been filed by Sen Dorothy Rup· en. D·Boulder -11·1 going 10 be wugh light, but I think. we need to do this.· Rupert said Monday. The bill died last year under elcction·year pressure 10 protect moder;1tc Rcpubli· cans "I wanted so much last year to have a floor vote but was persuaded not co do so." Rupert said ··Now •~ the time to go " The s1a1c"s 1988 e1hn1c int1midat1on law makes it a crime to single out anyone for criminal action because of race, color, ancesuy. religion or nauonal origin SB 100 would expand the law 10 include sexual 1 orientation, age, and physical or mental disabiliues l Gay Act ivist Elected To Reform Party Natio nal Committee Gay activist Jim Mangia. Secre1ary of the Reform Party of California, was elected by an overwhelming vote of Joc<1I Rcrorm Puty chapters to be the California repreiu~nt · alive 10 the founding meeting of the Reform Party National Committee Called by Ross Perot, Richard Lamm. Pat Choare and RuHell Verney (Ellecu11ve Director of the Reform Party), the Commit· tee will convene Hs first meeting Jan 25 and 26 in Nashville. Tennessee Mangia, 37, wa'!o one of the founders of the Rerorm Party ot Calltorn1a and served as Ross Perot's liaison 10 1he gay and lesbian community during the 1996 prcs1dcn11al campaign Community Leaders Meet With Gore Vice Prcsidcnl Gore pledged continued support for the g~y. community m the ~_cc ond Clinton admin1suat1on after meeting last week m the White House with a group of gay and lesbian leaders I "'Vice President Gore wu very open 10 our requests and pos111ve about continuing 1he dialogue we began four ycan ago."' u1d Human Rights Campaign Executive D1rec tor Elizabeth Birch Community leaders in attendance lhe meeting were Robena Ach1enberg, Keuh Bykon. Kerry Lobel, Marlin Ornelas Quon· 1ero Jerr Sorer and Jerr Trammel Group Files Suit Seeking Injunction Against Federal Offic ials A group of phys1c1ans and paucnts-reprc· <ented by the ACLU or Norihern California and the San Francisco law firm of Ahhuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Berzon and Rubm­filcd a etas~ acuon suit m federal coun m San Francisco ~eckin& an inJuncuon 10 pre· vent federal officials from taking any puni ­tive acuon asams.1 physicians who recom ~ mend the medical u'ioe of m;u1Juana to chcir patients in compliance wuh C'allforn1a law The lawsuu is a direct response to the Clin ­ton administrations Dec 30, 1996 . announcement of us plan to oppo'ioe the implementation of Propos1t1un 215 by threatening California doctor!rl wuh a wide range of pun1~hment~ if they recom mend medical marijuana rhc defendant~ in 1he su11 are· Gen Harry McCaffrey, D1rcctor of Shitc House Drua Conrrol Policy. Thoma~ Constan1anc. Administrator of the U S Drug Enforce ~ ment Adm1n1stra11on, Janel Reno. Allor ncy General of 1hc Unned States; <1nd Donna Shalala SccretHY of the Departmcn1 of Health 'and Human Services . B JANUARY NATIONAL NEWS Nebraska Legislature Introduces Doctor-Assisted Suicide, Gay Marriage Bill By ROBYNN TYSVER Assunartd Prtss Lincoln, NE (AP)-The dealh wish of a cer· m1nally·1ll pa11en1 would be granced under a controversial bill that has made us relurn to the Legislature. The hill was one of two repeat measures miroduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers cha! are guaranteed to garner attention. The other. which was one of 60 new bills sub· muted Thu"day, would legalize gay marriages. Both of Chambers' bills died lase year in committee Phys1c1an~ass1sted su1c1des ··break down the barriers between healing and k11l1ng," said James Cunningham w11h che Nebraska Cacholic Conference. -.1t1ch nppnses boch bills . Supporters, 1nclud1ng !he Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liber­tu: s Union, argue chat the terminally Ill •huuld have the righc 10 end !heir suffer­ing. 'lhe per>on'> righc ou1we1ghs che gov· crnment's anteresr:· said Mau Le­M1eu:\, execu11ve director of the ,\;chrHla <.:hapter of the American Civil I 1ber11es Union l'he L S Suprtme Courc could end che con­lro\ i crsy JI the court rule,:., that such su1 c1Jes a1e prutcc1cd hy the U.S Const1- lUt1011 1 hL' cour1 hearc.I oral arguments on 1he issue earlier this year. Ille coun also could leave !he issue up to che >!ales LeM1eux >aid, In 1ha1 case, a hill would tlC need to be approved 111 Ncbra..,ka lo legal11e doe1or·ass1s1ed su1c1des, he sa 1d involved in deach, said Julie Schmic­Albin. cxccu11ve direccor of che Nebraska R1gh1 to Life She said chc bill was a "seep beyond Jack Kevorkian ," the Detroit doctor famed for helping people commll su1c1de. Kevorkian provides che equ1pmen1 and chc help for a person 10 commit suic ide. Chambers' bill calls for a doctor to admin1s1er deuh, Ms. Schmlt·Albin said The measure could unleash future atroci· tics, she said "I chink !here is a very real 1hrca1 cha! the elderly and che handicapped are going to be expected 10 move along for che sake of others," she said. Ac che rcqucsc of a pa11en1 diagno>ed wuh a terminal illne si,;, a doc1or would be allowed 10 give che pa11en1 a lechal in1ec· lion under !he plan (LB406) offered by Chambers. No doccor could be forced 10 parcicipacc in 1he procedure, nor subjec1ed to crim­inal. c ivil or adman1strat1ve penalties for panu:1pa11ng The gay·mamage bill (LB407) will, per­haps, have a cougher lime being approved than the assisted suicide me3sure Civil righcs officials acknowledged ear· lier this month thal an opposing bill mtro~ duceJ by Sen. Jim Jensen of Omaha will be successful 1n denying recognition of gay marriage. 1n Nebraska. 1 Twenty·e1gh1 senacors have came our in supporc of char measure. which was promp1ed hy an court tnJu11c11on ''sued lase monch in Hawaii char proh1b11s chat stale from nor recognizing same-sex Mo-..1 Nc:b1a..,kans oppose doctors being marriages California State Law Allows Marijuana Club To Re-Open By MARK EVANS San Francisco (AP> ·Milahhr Kemnah, che first person chc \tale allowed 10 legally buy marijuana since the 1930s, wasn'I Untied States in 1937 Pos<cssion of mari­juana remains a federal crime. bur 11 was unclear how the govcrnmcnc would rcacc to chc club's opcn1n&. cnurcly prepared for his moment of fame, Federal officials have said chcy will watch The 28·ycar-old San Franciscan strode closely 10 sec 1f doccors prescribe drugs 1nco chc Cannabis Cullivators Club on illegal under federal law. Wedn.-day, buc curncd his back a few seeps Auo rncy General Janee Reno s11d earlier shore of !he counccr, his face panicked. !h is week char federal officials will His pockets were empty. "rev iew the evidence on a case by case "I bener cell chem I didn'c bring enough bas is" buc she hmced chac agencs will con-money," he whispered 10 a friend, who llnue to foc us on large cases. quickly pulled our a crisp SIO bill. Momencs "We will concinuc lo enforce federal law later, Kemnah, who suffers from AIDS, and we are reviewing the •dmin1s1ra: bou&hl cwo plascic baga1es filled wuh rive, c1v1I and criminal options righc low-grade, Mexican-grown pot. "I feel now," s11d Bob Weiner, spokesperson &lad and t feel lucky. Hiscory is being for che Office of Nacional Drug Control made." Kcmnah declared before rolling 1 Policy j01n1 Poccncial buyers had 10 bring doccors ' five months after state narcotics agents notes, diagnoses and 1dcnufication. raided 11 and shul II down. !he marijuana Club organizers called pa11ents' doctors club reopened 10 people w11h prcscrip- before muing IO cards wich phocos and a uons for chc drug, backed by a stare law thac bar-code scrip. le&ahzcd marijuana for medical uses The ncxl seep was purchasing chc pol from and a judge's ruling . " bud render" Randi Wcbsccr, who had six Before chc raid, chc club h_ad opcraccd •Ile- cypcs ava1lable. from Mexican-grown co gaily for years, bur police'" San Francisco 1op ·qual11y California·grown. Prices looked chc ocher way. Would-be poc-smok- ranged from SS 10 S6S per onc-cighch-ouncc crs lined up 10 gee mcmbcr>h•P cards for !he bag. Also for sale were marijuana cookies, club. which will sell marijuana 10 people truffles and vials of marijuana 1inc1ure wuh AIDS . glaucoma and ocher serious that can be dropped inco cca or coffee. illnesses to relieve thcH symptoms. Attorney General Dan Lungren has Some researchers say marijuana dean reluctancly acknowlcd&cd he 1s bound by relieve eye pressure in glaucoma. rchucc Propos111on 21S which was passed in . ts on chemo1 er No nausea in cancer pauen · re wci ht T \ICmhcr. His !r.poke~pcrson. Steve apy and comba1 wu.tin&. 1 sevc g clliano, '•HJ sutc narco11cs agents loss as!.Oc11tcd with AIDS will ncn d1.,rupt c lub opcrauons as long II 0 medical use keeps propc Other experts ,.ay there 1~ n wed in the r records and docs not make a for mar1Juan1 , which was outla profir M#M.MIM¥W+•*k ±+.++++ = P A B E Valentine's Day But for those of you with love in your life ... and you know who you are ... HAVE WE GOTTA CARD FOR YOU! Better get it now while the selection is hot! You don't want that special someone to think you waited until the last minute, do you? ........... ~ SIC lllr111 H O V•T<>N s J A N U A R Y Ii! 4 TH 1 B B 7 NATIONAL NEWS HawaiiHouseOffersProposals HIV Infected French On Same-Se~, .. ~~~~~.~.:.~.~ .. Surgeon Calls For Testing Honolulu (AP)-Statc House Demo· challenged." crats have scheduled a hearing Tuesday on their plans for a constllutional The Senate has not yet issued a proposal. amendment on same-sex marriage Last year, the House pushed for a consti- Thcy unveiled a package of bills Friday on tutional amendment, but the measure their agenda for the legislative scs- failed m the Senate. s1on Two of the bills center around same- The Senate unsuccessfully pushed a sex marriage. "domestic partnership" proposal to The Democrats propose a constuu­tional amendment that would require voter approval. It would define marriage as between one man and one woman. The lawmakers also arc proposing a new .. reciprocal beneficiaries .. law. It would give people who cannot marry ccr· tain rights and benefits now only availa­ble to married couples . The benefits would mcludc the right to make bospual visits, the right to make health dcc1s1ons and the right to inherit property without a will The proposal docs not include the ability to provide health insurance coverage or specific ux benefits for a partner. "We worked very hard on this," House Judicoary Committee Chairperson Terrance Tom said. "We feel very confi· dent. .. thar our constitutional amend give gay and lesbian couples many of the 1 rights and privileges of marriage with­out actually bcmg married Hawaii courts have ruled that the state can­not deny marriage licenses for gay and lcs­b 11 n couples. The issue still is unre­solved while the latest ruling is appealed to the state Supreme Court. Const1tut1onal law expert John Van Dyke. who teaches at the University of Hawaii. said the House package will not hold up to the standards set by the state Supreme Court. "Under the Hawaii Supreme Couri dcci­SIOn. 1f there's a different treatment then there is discrimination," Van Dyke said. The House Jud1c1ary Committee will hold a hearing on the bills at 2 p.m. Tucs- 1 day m the Capitol auditorium Urges Patient and Surgeon Alike Paris (AP)-A French surgeon who apparently passed on the AIDS virus to a pattcnt during an operation-years after he unknowingly was infected by another patient-called Thursday for anyone undcrgomg surgery to be tes­ted for the virus. Dr Patrick Cohen said surgeons, too, eventually should be tested for HIV to avoid sprcadmg the deadly disease on the opcratmg table . "It's necessary to take steps , and rap­idly- to test all the patients we operate on, and eventually all the surgeons,'' Cohen told France Info radio Thursday. Cohen, an orthopedic surgeon, appar­ently passed on the virus during a long and complicated operation m 1992 or 1993, during which, witnesses said, he cut his hands several ttmcs In a report released Thursday, Profcs· sor Luc Montagn1er of the Pasteur Institute-one of two physicians who discovered the AIDS virus-called for greater caution but no widespread test· ing. noting that such cases arc rare tn medicine The incident " only the second known case in "h1ch a health professional h3' infected a patient, according to Monta gn1er. who co-wrote the report. A den· tal surgeon from Florida 1~ believed to have cornamrnatcd s111. ot hu patients " The h y p o thc;i ~ that the patie nt was ~iree ~~bergine SpONSORS Bismo CuisiNE, GENTRY, HousE of ColEMAN, HousTON YoiCE, MSL, TGRA-HousTON, ThE MAP, TWT contaminated after bcmg exposed to the surgeon's blood during the opera­tion 1s highly likely,'' Montagn1er said. "There 1s a strong possibility, but it is not a scientific ccrtamty." Health officials said Cohen contracted the virus while performing surgery m 1983, but was unaware of 1l until bad health caused him to take a test in March 1994 During those years, Cohen said he performed surgery on about 6000 patten ts. After he discovered he was carrying the virus, Cohen alerted health authori· t1cs, who began HIV tests on nearly IOOO of his patients. One was found to be HIV pOSltlVC "It 1s likely that the blood dripped onto the open wounds,' Montagn1er said "Although the circumstances appear to be clear, that combination of events as very rare ." 1 The health department concluded that Cohen should have declared the flrSt accident m 1983, undergone a subsc· qucnt AIDS test and been able to accept treatment that would have min1m1zcd the risk of contammat1on to patients . Cohen no longer performs surgery at the hospital in St. Germain-en-Laye, about 15 miles west of Pans The report called for doctors to be more v1g1lant m declaring surgical acc1 · dents, mfccted doctor\ to undergo 1n1en!'.1vc therapy and HIV ~ po!-.1t1vc i.Joctors to be prevented from perlurm mg c ertain o pe ratio n s . w:+.+14-M1+.+§ !M.++++ 1 D JANUARY Ii! 4 T H 1 11 11 7 A " RTS & ENTERTAINMENT 'Having Our Say'--A Conversation That Covers Our Century By RICll ARENSCHIELDT Theater 1s often a passive experience where par11c1pants merely occupy seats expecting to be impressed by events unveiled in front of them. The current Large Stage production at the Alley Theater. /lt1\·1111( Our Scn-f"l1t' Dtlanev Suter.\ F1rs1 I/um/red >'ear.\ . hreah that mold and dra"' u' •ntn" pc·1,onal even 11111mate c11n\t:l,a1111n v.11h two anc1cn1 mau.h~n la1.he' -SJcliC' 3nJ Bc\\ie Del<lne\ I hc- stage 't:l 1s run111 ~l:cnt of a \Cf) comtori.thle ver) familiar In 1ng room I hl· v.nmen 1ha1 nh<itill II arc al'o \Cr) comtu1111hlc \Cl\ IJm1l1ar peoplt' . alhcu \Cf) <l llcrcnl from moq of u' The +J1ah•11uc 1ha1 )UU enter 11uo "'11h the'e v.omcn, (a1H.I auJ1c111.:c ml'mher' v.111 cer~ 1a111ly tee! an innc1 compubton to rnteract "'-Ith them). 1~ friendly and hean"armmg but aJ,o has instances where the subject matter make 11 awkward, even uncomforl> able Based on the best selling book of the same !Ille by Kodansha Marcia published in I 993. ' Harn1g Our Say • has been adapted for the stage by Emily Mann . After a suc­cessful Broadway run H received several Tony nominations. including one for best play. The vast maioruy of the script comes directly from the Delaney sisters; given their copious opinions and experi­ences, not much else needs to be added From their first uuerances, u 1s clear that this duo is not your ordinary set of spin­sters. Their remarkable story unfolds before you containing dozens of charac­tcr! rrl, spanning six generauons and cncompa!rr1S1ng a cen1 ury of American life While no1 born 1n10 slavery, as some of us mighc thank. these women were clearly impacted by It and the repercussions of emanc1pat1on . From the begmnmg of the show, issues and experiences are presented in a forth­right manner_ Titters of nervous laugh­ter came from a mixed Alley audience, unsure of whether to laugh at some of the 'racia l labeling' that the sisters used in t;elf description Thet.ie women were horn cons hdtHl' 1he era of pnl111cal correct nc'•" and 1hl'i1 e'p1es,10n .1111.J nomencla 1urc reflcc1 1hn1 . I \en •111he unthrt'at en1ng atmosphere of theate1 Y.l' ha'c Jlf t1rul1~ .... 1th lan~uagt• 01lle c ... n,u.lereJ ha1mlt.•11;,I~ descr1p1ne ,111J not 111 an~ Y.3~ re H3l1H' Although prc,t!'nted to u' h) tv.o k1ndh1 rider!) '!lat!.~' racial ter m nolnin ,1111 males u' '4u1rm While man) ot lhe t:\flC'f cnce' recounrcd t .. U\ au: rntl1cat1\C' ot lhe ~fru,:Jn \mcr 1can po\l ,,a,eq cxpc:11c111,;e . one thing " remar .. ahl~ dear-the "-tlmen, in splle of their d1ll1cuh1e~ v..cre much more for­tunate than !heir peers; in fact they would be considered by many to be very. very lucky, Throughout the play. one whole section of which 1s dedicated to the infamous 'Jim Crow' laws. the sisters refer (with won­derful clarity of cxamplc)-to lhc injus­tices of prejudice and segregation These are tempered (thankfully) by instances of equity bestowed on them and their families by those who abhorred inJUStice and assisted them in self prcscr­va11on and 1ctu1lizat1on Their fa1her, born into slavery jus1 prior to emancipalion, was educated. entered the clergy and became the first African American Bishop in The Episcopal Church in America. This man. through his mtcllcc1 and fa11h, was 1hc most 1mpor1ant influence: on the s1stCL\ While not fully cxammed m the play. their obvious wor­slup of him could have contributed to their single until death status. The pair. appar­ently not unknown to 1he men of Harlem, ·=·-···=••·** !* ..... P A G E could find no man 10 com­pete w1ch such an awe• 1nsp1r1ng father fig· ure Through their educa­tion and profession. one 3\ tcache1. 1hc other a ... dentl\I , lhL· l>i:la- 111:~' \Cl\'Cd a!rrl ma~nct11.: for~e.., for the 'oc1&1I and l'fC3ll\t" ICllal'";tlll:( that \\\ ept Harlem n the earl~ part nt thl\ ~en­Wr) Their ~1rclt rncludet.I 'oc1al and t;.ullural a...:t1v1'1' 11u1..,1 n :ahl\ \\.E.B. Oulloi' • regarded a\ or1~ 111ator of the modern cn·ll rights movement. Sadu: Odaney (Delore!. Mncheli) and Dr Bc,s1c ~Ian\ t\ 1m~ Burro"'!.) star m HavmR Our SO) at the Alley Thcaire !Photo by Bruce Benne~t) The chronicle of their friendships reads like a "Who"s Who" of African-American movers and shakers Jazz greats Cab Calloway and Duke Elllingtion . singers Marion Anderson , Ethel Waters and Paul Robeson , activist Booker T. Washington . and scholar E. Franklin Frazier all 1n1cractcd with the sisters and some frequented their home. One can only imagine the discussions that took place around their kitchen table and what 1mpac1 these 1wo venerable women had on the African Amencan expe rience in arts , politics, and govern­menl. Hanng Our Say is a 'walking paced' pro­duction. reminding us of a longer than expec1ed conversa11on v.11h a ~hghrly quirky, much w1t;er older rclallve Delores Mitchell as the 'sweet Sadie and Vinie Burrows a~ the vinegar Bessie compliment e ch other very much as our own siblings do. each with a different (and sometimes amusing) attitude and per· spect1ve. Throughout the oratory that comprises the Delaney sisters ' lives. audience members feel as though these charac1ers arc speaking specifically to each of us. At times you"ll feel tempted to walk up on stage and share a cup of tea with them, or take a bite from a plate of food that the) arc busy preparing 'fth1le convcr!'Cing v.ith you. This mllmaq. combined with the won­derfully familial WI) tn which the si>te" interact. and the tales they 1ell, reminds us of the simple aspect> of hfc observed with the benefit of hind>ight and wi>dom words of women and a country that ha\lc grov..n up 1oge1her. Hanng Our Sm· runs through Februar) 8. 1997. For ucket' and information plea" call 713-228-842 \. Sunday, January 26th Mr. BRB Contest 7:30 pm Saturday, February 8th Mardi Gras '97 Join Your friends on the BRB Party Bus to Galveston Bus Leaves the BRB 10 am Returns 10 pm Tickets $25 per person • Houston • 528-9192 1 1 J A N U A R Y 2 4 T H 1 B 9 7 Plain Speaking 8) LARRY Ll:\GLE Recently I had a broef but satisfying reunion with one of only two individu­als I have remained m contact wtth from my high school and undergraduate years. As 1t happens, the three of us attended high school together in our mutual Missouri home town and later went to the state uni­versity, which at that time had only one 1 campus, 1n Columbia Gene, my friend of old. was m town for three days of concerts wuh a group he put together 1n 1970 while llvmg in Tor­onto- the Canadian Brass. As befitting a mus1c1an. Gene 1s now, as he was then. very laid back, una~summg, and serious only about bis music. Our affinity in high school wa< bndge­not the Bill Clinton kind to the future but the one wuh a deck of cards. I was the debater. loner, befriended by the girls in the class (clearly I put off an aura of being ''safe .. ): whereas Gene the musician. while not an athlete himself, was com­fortably accepted among the class Jocks. In our small group of bridge players Gene and I were the only males. In college our bond wa; beer drinking. preferably at a dive called the Shack which was con..,en1cntly located across from the main building which anchored the Red Campus-a slrangc nomenclature. considering that was the 50's. and the Red Scare Actually, u was based on the red bocks making up the buildings and d1stmgu1shed them from the White Campus, the newer structure~ composed of native l1meuone Over the intervening decades Gene and I have crossed path' on only a few occa­s1on~-- one high school reunion (and one was cnough..--and a few umes when hts group performed where I happened to be living Thi) recenl reunion was like the others. as 1f time had stood st1ll--except for the ravishes of age on two no longer young studenu. Gene remains the same easyao1n& musical prodigy of his youth, as comfortable today with my gay persona as he was when I was merely the class muf1t The difference, however, surfaced repeatedly as we talked. Gene is now twice a grandfather. once widowed and once divorced and now living with a Canadian film maker despite his road schedule which accounts for two hundred days a year. I. on the other hand, have a divorce from a straight m.unage and am widowed from a long-term gay relat1onsh1p. Gene's career has always been music, from the San Antonio Symphony to his own group. I. on the other hand. have used up the hfellme average of 1hree careers- 1each1ng. Journalism and now busi­ness. The final result of my travels through life would have been the lowest prooroty of the "udent I once was. As much °' I enjoyed this bnef reunion. It did. nonetheless, revive a vague buc real sense of loss Triagered, obviously, by my loss of a lover and companion for life. I have come to realize that I lo.;,t much more. With Bill I had a reason to build a business. to crease a home, and plan a future. Wh!le I do not mean to make light of other. who have suffered a loss of a lover from AIDS wh le stlll relat1vely young. I do envy their opportunity to rebuild a future. A friend recently 3'ked 1f I thought I would .. remarry" .. Not bloody likely," was my response Not because my capacity to care for another died with Bill, but the real1Zat1on that six decades of living 111 prepares me for starting over. As talented u my classmate. Gene, may be-and he 1s-he would not be classified as promising Whatever sort of bus­inessperson I may be. or even writer of columns, I distinctly would not be rermed promising Promising, one with a fulUre. a comer, someone to watch-all these accolades belong to the young. along wnh the re't of •oc1ety's hopes and dreams. Older men. straight and gay, like my fnend Gene and myself, are on a holding pattern at the end of life's flight If there is any antic1pat1on it only centers on whether we will land safely or crash and burn. The other classmate to whom I referred in the beginning as having also attended the same high school and college wa< the class valed1ctor11n who. when in high school, reminded one of Eleanor Roose­velt Maunne went on to Columbia for her doctorate and continues to teach jour­nalism at the University of Maryland. Even at sixty !the 1s under some pressure to retire-to make way for a newer genera­tion. Only a brier few years ago she was one of two fmahsts to return to the Un1ver­rny of M1ssoun as dean of that oldest School of Journalism Maurtne remains my only link to the ghosts ot the Class of '54 On the <everal occa<ions when 8111 and I were in Wash­ington we always dmed at least once wuh Maurine whose interest,., fortunat­ely, were broader than recalling high school memories which. m both our cases were nol all that fondly remembered While I have often remarked that growing older docs no1 bother me. the truth of the mauer i~ that 1l certainly isn't a picnic. Even at for1y, one can concc1vably Slart over All those personal ads so popular m the alternauve press even offer hope of romance as late as 45. But reach fifty 1t 's pasture time (try saying that slowly), and hutmg sixty (like yours truly), forget the pasture, get a rope. I have seen laments for those soc1et1cs which vencrlle their elders for sage wisdom and wue coun­sel. Now being an elder myself, I say give me youth and reckless, heedless disregard of consequences. Wisdom is much ovcrrued. I think sage advice comes more from aching bones than d1Yine knowl· edge Besides, I believe the young have every right to make the same mistakes we did. As Gene and I sat at a table at Cafe Adobe. we didn't share our wisdom from life's long JOurney, we recalled the fol­lies of our youth and connected over time as two bridge·playmg fanatics as 1f time stood still for a few brier moments m our own twilight Clmt. (Larry Ling I• ts th< propn.ior of Lobo Bookstorts as wtll as a nationwidt •ntupun.ur. Hi, wuk/y column of vuws and asidts are tht opinions of tht author and do nor nuusanly rtfltet th• •i•ws of this pub/1cation. ) You can't get HIV from a telephone, c;::::0 (® ~"""'--... ,,, ............ ~ ::: (713) 526-8300 but you can get prevention. ........... .,. .... ~ .. ...-"'""'· .. * .,..~ .. ..., ..,. ...._ __ ._,.,.,..._.,._. c-AlDS .... ,.. _ _.... ... ,_c. ....... ~. c-_.,.. ............ ...,, ......... ...... ,.. ___ ....,... ... _ ........ ...., .... 'Oii ... c-. ,.......__ .................. CN: __ ,_ ................. ...., __ So,.. •• ~ .,._.._.-.. ................ ..,. ..,_ ........... ........... ,... ................................. " .. ,... o.n.i: ................ "-'C- ,. .........( 7..1-3..), .5_2.6_-,8.3..0,_0 .,... +--- -=·-·----•-•§ ------ p A D E I I Righteous Indignation By LESLIE RAMSAY The continued bashing of Newt Gm grich is JU St getting too tired . Again. in last weeks Houston Voue , I read another recounting of the weak and dismal charges against Mr. Newt Not surprisingly, the Democratic leadership m the House of Represent auves has spent the last two years lobbing meaninglc)S charges and accusations at the Republican <pealer In an attempt to divert attention from their own leader­B 111 Clinton-and his vast ethical lapses, they filed <evtnt> · five charges with the House E1h1c> Committee agams1 the representative from Geor· gia . Of those seventy five charges , only o-.E charge was upheld To be sure. the Speaker may have madvert· ently misled the comm1t1ee a' a result or a misunderstanding of an obscure con· 1 voluted IRS tax law. As a taxpayer. I can attest that 1f you call the IRS forty t1mes with the same question, you arc very likely io receive forty different answers . In the committees findings they were unable to substantiate any of the other seventy-four charges . If recent current events were a barometer for reckless accusa1ions, the Democrats would be in dire straits. Recently. a young woman, Nina Shahr­avan. accused two Dallas Cowboys. Erik Williams and Michael Irvin, or rape and holding her at gunpoint , The charg°' were tolally unfounded: Irvin wasn't even there when Williams videotaped the enme sexual encounter he had wuh her. Apparently, Erok William< video· tapes all or his sexual encounters for this very purpose The Dallas police viewed the tape and 1nvc~11aated the charges They have now charged Ms Shahravan wuh f1lmg a false report If she were con ­v1c1ed on this charge she would face a po~~ sible Jail sentence and a fine of up to S2 ,000 Will the Democratic leadership he charged wnh filing seventy ·four false charges against Newt Gingrich? True, the ethics committee 1s only six appointed pseudo-judges, three Democrat< and three Republicans. Has any pac:;t ethics comm1uee ever administered real punishment on their peer~? One representative. now re11red, received only a reprimand for having illegal sex with an underage page Another current house member has been brought up three separate times before the ethics committee for Viola­tions concerning an 1llcgal tax exemp· uon he claimed on a home . He claimed this home as his primary residence when 10 fact 1t was a vacation home that he fre­quently rents out to lobbyists w.- he fined or reprimanded by the comm11tee for his proven tax evasion? Now th1~ eth ~ 1cs committee has passed down a $300.000 fine to the speaker. They appear to be holding him to the highe<t ethical standards because he is second in line to the presidency. If Newt Gingrich is held to the highest ethical standards because of his prox- 1m1ty to the oval office. then what "the deal for 1t's current occupant7 When the Clinton's took office m 1993. they prom­ised to have the most ethical Whue llouse ever. Now celebrating their re-elcc · 11on, 1he Clinton's arc racing another four year~ Of ethics charges to SJllO on and on abou1 The re-elected Pre!'.1dent ' s inauguration weekend has turned out 10 be a commemoration of the master whirling dcni1sh spin·doctor coming back to town Currently, the Democratic leade"h1p has to answer questions about the illegal wiretapping of a private phone con­versation by two Florida Democratic act1v1sts, Jim and Alice Martin Reprc· sentat1ve< Jim McDermott (D·WA) and David Bonnier (D·MI). have apparently, m their efforts to get Newt "by any means necessary" commlltcd several clear­cut felonies. Brian Lunde, a Democratic campaign consultant. has hit the nail on the head with his statement , "We have over· played our hand The Democrats are now comm11t1ng felonies in order to catch Gingrich on a minor tcchn1cal11y." The $300,000 fine that the committee passed down to Newt Gingrich for his "minor techn1cal1ty" 1s supposed to help defray the cost of the entire invest1- ga11on I propose that the representa· t1Ve\ that filed the fal\c char&C5 J')ay for tht" commiuecs• work . The representative!\ tha1 felt that tying the hands of the s.peaker was more 1mpor· tant than doing 1he country's husrness should be held accountable tor the expenSC Of the IOVC:St1gat10n, the legal fees of the wrongly accused as well as puni­tive damages. The tax-paying c111zens of this counuy do not have the money to waste on che.se trivial w1tch·hunts Perhaps the Democratic National Com­mittee has $300,000 or so, lym& around from the R1ad> family that they need to dis­pose of. quickly (Leslie Ramsay's column Right eous Indignation is a new weekly column of opinion from the gay conserva11ve viewpoint Leslie is a member of Log Cabin Republicans Houston and re<1des with her lover Dawn outside of the Loop. The views expressed in her column arc those of the author and they do not neces sarily reflect the views of this publica uon. The Houston Votct welcomes Les lie to 1t's family with prode.) 11.llm to call c~ 1 1 tru' L.I) 1( }Oll ha\T 01w or 1uorr )n1ptum u( miL.r. LiLr. nwuhut~ ir11t1...-111lo· 1•f the fan~ oc o•"' lnrJ1, wM.-r1 duunr".or )oM of\ 1~011~ )O'!." . of 1~rd1. uclti.•n M·\t" }l(a1J.1d1f" urdu.1uM"S8 alonl{ 1'-llh 1h~ alio\r. t1gn-1. ( 'ttll l-RIJ() . \11 I I Sii"' lt·un1 mon· Or '"1 .. 11 l111p JI.,•• nml1n org 011 di~ Uorlrf U11k \\rt. f'fl. American !leart ~ -A<s-oc-1a-n-on-V ., e J A N U A RY e 4 T H ., a a 7 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT New Release ' s Spotlight Old Favorites blcmakcr given to assuming fictional per!ooonali11cs . His daily companion on a bench in New York's Central Park is Midge Carter, played by Ossie Davis, who is also e1ghty­one, a black, half bhnd, apart­ment house superintendent. M1dgc's approach to hie is real- 1st1c and down to earth, mak .. mg him the perfect foil for Nat. this · · film will leave you asking " did I miss something" · Reynolds' is Delightful as 'Mother' By JON ANTHONY Alter a fifteen year hiatus from feature films, Debbie Reynolds h11' the b1g­' creen with a bang 1n Albert Brooks thor oughly delightful comedy caper Mother Walltr Matthau and Onie Davu m I'm Not a Rappaport. a Gramtrc•r P1uures Rt/ta.st W11h vaudevillian flair. these appealmg oldster> out rageously take on the world and its multiple threats, drug dealers and muggers, enl· 1ghtened children. forced retirement and the ~pecter of The Paramount Pictures relea,e. writ­ten and directed b) the talented Brooks, appears to he t}p1cal comedy fare until you actually real1Ze the brilliance of 11' production Who's Rappaport? B) CHRIS Rl 1'DQLIST Gramercy Pictures release of .. I'm Not Rappapon" opens m theaters on Jan . JI, I 997 Th" film " the screen adapta­tion of the stage play by the same name, written by Herb Garner The stage pla} "I'm Not Rappaport" is one of the most honored and succe~sful play!'i m American theater history a winner of the 1986 Outer Critics' Circle Award and the John Gassner Award. Acclaimed both oft and on Broadway (where 11 ran for nearly three years) II has hecn performed throughout the coun try, as well as 10 Europe, Africa, South America and opens 1h1s fall 1n Tokyo, prior to touring Japan rhe film stars Waller M1tthau, who gives a nchly lunny anJ human perform ance as Nat ~O)Cr This character i!ii an eight) -one >ear old Jewish radical of the old school , a compulsive and fanc1lul talker. a lei I) philosopher. and a trou · the old folks" home Co· Mars include Am> Irv mg as Clara Gel­ber, Nat's daughter, and Martha Pllm· pion as Laurie. a JUnl1e that comes to the pa1 l to draw for art ~1..:hool . Abo co star rmg are Craig T Nelson a .. The Cowboy. a drug dealer, and Boyd Gaines as Dan· forth , the president of the tenants• com · m1llec that wants to fire Midge. Author and Director Herb Gardner is also the author of" A Thousand Clowns · tor which he received Academ} Award Nominations for Be.i Screenpla} and Beq Picture of the year. Producer John Starke is credited wuh some th1rt) films ranging from ''The Warriors• to '' The World According To Garp" De,pue the obvious talent that went mto mal1ng this film. 11 tails .. hort of the impact that the stage pla) created Fven the \IU Jcvlllzan slu 1ha1 the movie named for. which 1s 51m1lar to the Abbot and Co-i ­ello <kit ot Who's On hrst," fai I pro­voke a strong response Fvcn thou£h Mat thau and Da\ 1s g1vt· trnc pcrformant.:c!> Reynold' portra}' the aloof . yet lnowl­edgeable , mo1her to her sons John and Jeff con\lncingl} portra)ed b} Brook> and Northern Expo,ure s Rob Morrow respecuvel) John. a v. r11er of science ficuon novels comes to the realization that he rs un~uc· cessful al marriage-he has JU~t gone through his second divorce­because he never had a healthy relat1on~h1p v. 1th h1.s mother Hence, he dec1de.s to move bad. home in an auempt to ameho­ra te his predicament. Predictable, )Ct sull cn1er taming, this drasuc ex.pen ment yields 'ome rnterestrng results which dramat1cally attect hlS brother Jeff. Moreo vcr, the en11re s11ua11on hnngs to the forefront rhe s1b jing rl\'alry lhe bro1hers secretly h1rbored IO\\lrds each other Sounds depress rng, bul 11 's not. id you see those fossils from the old Exile on Sunday? cally funny movie Drools is a master at takrng the material he wrote and adapt· ing u 10 the screen . Mother 1s rio1ous. at moments and Reynolds demonstrates beyond a doubt that she IS one of America's funniest actresses and an exemplary comedian . The film takes )OU on a corruc tour de force as John and his mother re-acquaint them· sehes w11h one another. Particularly funny are the grocer> store scene and the 'hopping spree at the mall "'here mother and son try to up>iage one another with their embarrassing comments to complete strangers Directed b) Alben Brooks, the Scott Rudin Productton produced by Rudin and Herb ~anas. \1other b a •••• film tha1 "'''It c-.end you home \\uh a smile on ) our face. Reynolds "111 undoubtedly recen:e an Oscar nod and de,ervcdl) so. She 1s a 1reasure 1he American public should be re-acquainted with a l/24 MALE STRIP CCN I ST 1.L of ll:OOpm with Poivi ~ 1/25 SATLRDAY SHOW V) of ll:OOpm wilh Roxanne 0 . Qt. 1l\t T~~L \o\JU\ \\,<Jttfo. ~o Utll\t>t' 11:00Pm r_ J/26 $1 Budweisep & Bud liqhf ~ All Dalj All Niqht b'l/1? 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Snacks on the "FARSIDE" F.l.S.T. Guest Bartending Thurs: 4-Bpm HIV Testing Free & Confidential © ·=··----·-•§ ·-··· P A GI E COLUMNIST PastOut By DAVID BIA'iCO What Were "Blue Discharges"? During 1he Second World War, m1l11ary personnel who were removed from serv­ice because of suspected or confirmed homosexuality were often given ·sec­tton Eight" dt<charges on blue paper, which became known as ""blue dts ­charges.•• The ;truggle; of lesbian and ga) veterans to overcome the discrim rna11on and preiudtce related to their blue discharges were among !he first organ12ed pol111cal ;1ruggles b) gays and le;b1ans in the United States . Army psychologis t Wilham C. Menn­inger described 1he t)'p1cal s11uat1on as follows .. A man on his own in1tia uve . or because of no11ceable d1H1- cult) in adjusting himself, might vtStl or be sent to a psychiatrist for consulta· uon. When it was found that the ba-.1s of the dtfficully was homosexualtty, ti !hts was reported to his commamllng officer the man probably received a blue dis­charge. or perhaps would be 111ed . ObjeC· tions to this were raised b)· man) homosex· ual ind1v1duals. whose reques1 tor help from a medical otficcr ended up in a dis .. charge without honor• Th as ac11on undermined confidence in medical officers Furthermore. the Army required that doctors report even those statements g1\: en in confidence rn a con sultauon room •• B1ue discharges-which 'Acre also given for non·gay rclalcJ reasons- tell in a category between dishonorable dtS­charges (which 111ere usuall} given to mil­itary personnel convicted ot homo sexual act s) and honorable dtScharges ("' h1ch 'Acre somcumcs 1v11lahlc to gay and lesb•an soldiers "'11h otherwise 1mpeccaMe rec:ord<ii) . Still , they car­ried w11h chem the Mtgma of les;-lhan·hon ­orable !terv1ce as well as practical obstacles for the gay and sua1ght sol d1ers and sailors who received lhcm Blue dlSChargees (whose stories arc told 111 detail tn Allan Berube"s Coming Out Untlu Firt ) would be Mrtpped of their uni· forms and medals and forced 10 return 10 shame to che draft board• of their home com­mu n • ue s to present their discharge papers The m1luary just1f1cd 1hesc procedures m part as a way or d1scour· aging s1ra1gh1 soldiers from fetgnrnc homoscxuaht) to evade service . But the worst tndtgntt) ol the blue d.s­charges was the dental of beneftts under the GI Bill Veterans wtth honorable dtScharges received thousands of dol· lars m monetary benefits m the areas of education housing. and credtt-but the Veterans Administration refused 10 male such beneftts available 10 those with blue discharges Approximately one ltlth of !he blue-dis charge veterans were Afr1can· Ame11 can rn part because some racist com mandcrs used the blue dtScharce as a way 10 punish blacl Suld1ers and sailors tn their command In response to this 1neq-uuy. black leaders-led by the blad newspaper Tht Pittsburgh Couritr - urged Americans to pres)ure the gov ernment to bring relief to thoc;e denied benefics because ol chetr blue d" charges . Many did. mclud1ng gay and lesbian vet­erans who resented their blue dis· charges. One lesbian former officer wrote an anonymous letter 10 1he Army publication Yank 1n "htch she com­plained of having received a blue d"· charge when a le~b1an affair wac; d1scov· ered . She wrote, "The publtc tn general IS uneduca1ed tn the psychology of han­dling my type of discharge. hence I ftnd 11 embarrac;;smg and 1mposs1hle to eluc1· date upon JUS! why I left the Women's Army Corps" A congrcs£ional subcom1111t1ee cha· ired by Congres,man Carl T Durham of North Carolina 1nvest1gated the situ· at1on. and tis reporl (released on Jan 30, 1946) found faulc wuh 11te system that pun 1shed the blue d1c;chargees without any due process It even s1n~led out gay dis· chargees as v1ct1ms of unfair 1reatmen1, charging that the Veterans Admin1, .. 1ra11on should be Slopped "from passing moral verdicts on the hl\IOry of any !iOI · dier •• Blue di;charges >hould he abol tshed . the report concluded The comh1nat1on of puhlt. pressure and the Durham commmee's report led to a temporary reprieve tor holders of blue discharges. many of whom toc-:id suc"'ess hi appealmg their md1v1dua CJses And m !I.lay 1947. the Army aholtshed lhc blue discharges altogether. repla.ing 11 •n most ca~es "'uh a ge,era• di sc har ge for unsu1tah1llt) . But 1he good neY.S was not shared b) gays and lcstl ans who were spec t1call) cxclulleJ 110111 rcccnnn& gene ral d isc harge' More than one oh!"oerver has Jinked this exdu'\IOO with the growing com:ern ahout rivalry w11h the Soviet Union. m wh1c;h gay) were seen as potential .security risks Wtthout such public "'s•arlel letters. • man) gay and le~h1an veterans would otherwise have returned to the closet or perhaps oppos1te•SCA marriages and conventional lives . But the very public discriminatory treument 11self led to group consciousness. as experience of the blue ·d1scharges led to a growing sense among American gays and le.ht· ans that they were a mmortty group that suffered offtc1al preiud1ce Although 11 took ano1her several years for such "Pe .. ciftc language to be applted to their sttu ­ation, gays and lesbians were already beginning to hand together to discus!' and address their challenges 1n :socu:ty. (David Bianco, M A .. teaches gay and les­bian htStory at the ln..,tuie of Gay and Lesbtan l:ducatton tn West Holly ­wood. The author of Modern Jewt h His lory for Everyone, he can he reached care of this publtca11on or through hts 1·- matl address. ArtBianco@aol com) How To Reach Members of Congress & The President (all I he ( pit I '5\\ lh. "'board • C\CO If \OU ITC not Sure \\hO r ... iJfCSClllS \OU, JUS1 asl... lhC Opc!f:ltOf and \OU'" 'I be connc1.:1cd A.sl lor the r tax numbers and c:.rna1. addresses a') \\Cl" (all U '> ( apuol 2021224·3121 (Senators& K<prcsentalt\es) \\rite: , 4 I he 1 lonorabk l S Senale II ashtnglon. l>C 205 IO fhe Pre 1dcnl of the United States Pr~s1dc:nt B11l l lmton fhe \\ htte !louse 1600 Pc:nns' hama A\c I\ a htngton. I)( 20~00 I he llonorahle lJ.S I louse of Rcprcscn1.1t1n:s wa,htngton. ll(' 20515 \\lutdlouse PuM1cComn"'nt 1tne12021450-7639 E-mat. president" ''h1tchousc go' JANUARY R 4 T H 1 B B 7 Immunet Surpasses Growth Expectations I By BILL SHEPPARD (New York)· -New York-based Immune!, a non profit organ1za11on that operates a Web s11e dedicated 10 AIDS treatment rnforma11on, passed the 1,000,000 hits mark Industry experts claim this impor­tant milestone allows Immunet to be one of the leading sources of information for AIDS caregivers on the Web. Immune! has also launched a new design look with an updated homepage, improved graphics, and easy-to-use directory to strengthen functionality with quick download time. Immunet 1s equally view­able on all browsers at hup://www.1mm­unc1 org In JUSI a few months, Immunet has gamed the a1ten11on of more than 80,000 AIDS caregivers and patients. Averaging JUSI under 1000 v1s11s a day, Immune! continues 10 demonstrate that AIDS caregivers are looking for the same up­to dace 111formation. "Immunet now enters the pantheon of great Web sites," declared Steven Petrow, the health pro­ducer of Hotw1rcd. Wired Magazine's onlinc venture . "The public and industry response to our service has been extraordinary," says Mark Johnson, founder of lmmunct ... We could not achieve such quick success if u was not for Lotus' and Worldcom's con­tinued generous support of our mis· sion to be the premier AIDS Web channel " Lotus Development Corp, has provided financial backing and Worldcom provides site management services in·kind makrng it possible for lmmunct 10 concentrate on content management . l"he t:onlent on l111mune1 1s targele c..I towards healthcare professionals and patieni' 10 keep them up-10-date on topics rc~ard111K lllV/AIDS. Since llS launch in May 1996, healthcare professionals. acadenucs from un1versicies. and staff from AIDS service organizations rep · resents 60~ ot v1sus. Many are attracted to AIDS Treatmt:nt News Archive and Con­tinuing Medical Educat10n courses. lmmunet " v151tcd hy people from the four c:orner' ol the world: from Canada to Chile lrom New Zealand to Nam1b1a-88 differenl counlries to date. Visitors from the Unlled States still dominate, but each month they make up a smaller and smaller share of the total people who visit. One of Immunet's most popular serv­ices is the 'AIDS Treatment News Archive; a well-designed s11e that uses a sophisticated search interface to pro­vide easy access to individual articles from AIDS Treatment News. Many con­sider this newsletter the best AIDS treat­menl publicauon for the general pub­lic 01her services created by Immunet include three accredited CME (Contin­uing Medical Education) courses; two on 'CMV Treatment,' focusing on pro­viding the latest medical data and treat­men1 strategics on this deb1l1tating complication of HIV/AIDS; and one on the 'XI Interna tional Conference On AIDS' which reported daily from the HIV/ AIDS Conference in Vancouver for all who couldn't be there . All CME courses are written by leading practicing physicians in the field of HIV and AIDS. Moreover, they are peer­reviewed by healthcare professionals to ensure only quality information 1s released on the lnternCI. Immunet also provides community forums for AIDS caregivers in an open discussion for­mat m four topic-specific groups: CMV Disease. Ant1- retrov1ral Therapy, Woman and HIV, and Wasting Syndrome. Immunel also provides community forums for AIDS caregivers in an open discussion formal in four topic-spe­cific groups CMV Disease, Anti-retro­vi ral Therapy, Woman and HIV, and Was 1rng Sync.Jrome With ac11ve mput from end users. lmmunet continues to grow in popularity and 1nterna11onal recogni11on and in value to leac.ling researchers, caregivers and communlly organiza11ons and PWA'S. (Immune! won the Beacon Award for Best Ph1lanthrop1c Solution for Lotus Notes m 1994 an<l wai a 199.S Smuhsontan Award nominee for 1nnovat1vc technology 1 solutions. Immune! 1s supported by con- 1r1but1ons from individuals, corpo­rations and foundations .) Triangle Stock Soars on News of AIDS Drug Test Durham. N C. (AP)-Good news about an AIDS drug being developed by a pharma· ceuucal company in the Research Trian· gle sent the company's stock soaring 16 percent la<I week . Research Triangle Pharmaceuticals became a publicly traded company Nov. I. IL' "'"'k closed last Friday at $20. up SI, a S percent gain. During the day, the stock had men as high as $22 a share on the Na.daq The firm announced earlier that its exper­imental AIDS drug, MKC-442, signifi­cantly reduced the amount of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS , in preliminary tests involving human volunleers. The highest dose of the drug reduced HIV by more than 90 percent. Only one of the 26 patients who received doses of the drug reported a sign1flcan1 adverse reac- 1ion--a ta!',h. •:•-··----·-·§ ------ P A 0 E ~''~~'~ large Selection Of Fine Preowned Automobiles Financing & leasing Available Call Gary Ramazetti - A Friend Who Cares 281-493-1000 We will be devoting a full page to messages for your loved one(s). Contact (713) 529-8490 Deadline. Fr iday, Feb. 7, Spm \\\\""-' ' 1 " J A N U A R V R 4 T H 1 B 8 7 We've come home to Montrose! Houston's Hottest NEW Health Club!! GRAND OPENING SALE ENDS 1131 '.J 2700 CLUBS '.J AEROBICS .J CYBEX '.J NAUTILUS u LIFECYCLES u LIFEROWERS u LIFESTEPS Q LIFESTRIDES o PRECPR TRANSPORTS o CARDIO GLIDES o HAMMER STRENGTH Cl FREE WEIGHTS '.J RECUMBENT CYCLES u NORDIC TRACKS '.J BODY FAT ANALYSIS '.J PURET AN BEDS 4040 Milam (@ Bute) 77006 Monday - Friday Sam - 10pm 713 524 9932 Saturday & Sunday Sam - 8pm - - ·=·-·----··§ ------ PACJE 16 T JANUARY E!4TH 1997 By LEE DAVIS MSL Wants You Back!! As the Montrose Softball Ltagu• (MSL) en1crs us 18th season 1he MSL Board ofTrus tees is getting the word out to all previous league members that 1hcy want you back' As the league continues to grow, we miss those former members who dropped out of the league for wha1cver reason and they would like to have you return Over the past coupl• of years, the softball league has greatly increased in membership and last season sav.. 1hc return of many mem hers who were instrumental in keeping the league ahve m past years . MSL gets off to an early start 1h1s year wnh the Lone Star Classic taking place over Eauer weekend and rcgu· Jar league play beginning the following Sunday The final "eekend of play is June 22. All those 1nttresred m playing or perhaps coach mg are requested to lea\C your name and number \It-Ith the league office at 713.867.3913 They "'II add your name to the lis.t ot eligible playen to be gi\'en to all coachc~ and managers Come on hack, or join anew and have a great lime this summer. They really do mis~ you t Volley Volunteers The Lone Star Vo lltyball Classic IX is mil looking for volunteers for their tourna· ment 10 be held Friday. March 28 and Satur­day, March 29 Volunteers are needed to dis tribute welcome packets, register play er' house playcrl"i, ai;;sist at the gyms, show the city, etc If you are mternted, please lea\'e a message on the Lone Star Volleyball Auoc1at1on·~ 24 hour voice ma I at 713 878 4629 Gutter Balls The \tontro .. r \1onda) 'ight \ 1en's League reporu 01" mon A 1s headed b) We Go There Heat the Meal Agam and Pinheads Spank M) f·ect, hH· I .as) Pieces and Snov. Whne &. Black Rutcs lead D1'·1Ston B Ste\.e Schoend1cns1 bowled lhgh Sl rc111.:h Game of 278 , Serie~ of 684 and also ll1~h lland1cappcd Game and Series Two howler' are needed to flni~h out the 'ea ~on Bov.l1ng •s ~l Pal<tct Lane.., a1 9pm on Mondav Call Tom at 522 9612 The Inner Loop Sunda) f.,ening Ltaguc reports standings .u Pease: Don't Ear I he Daisy m I st, We Go There Ii.Jo m 2nd and Tmv 1iny Wang Wang m 3rd High Scratch Grn10 of 257 and ~er cs ol 687 "as bowkd by Rodne) Scale for the men The previous v.eek , Brian Berieron howled a near perfect 289 Scratch Game Mike F11hola bowled High lland1 capped Game and Ser.cs for the women Marla A1zcnshtal bov.lcd H1g"i Scratch Game of '113 and Pen C'am Series ofS70 fcna Oates howled High llandtcapped Game a Jd Series for more mto ul Tom at S22 9612 Bowl mg 1s at Pa ace Lanes ll 7pm on Sunday The \\tdnt\da) 'ight \1htrs repons Gui 1e~ Bumper m 1 sl \\ 11'1 Party L me in 2nd and Charley 's Tunas m J d For the men Ru.:hard Dauch\' swept all categories with ll1gh Scra1ch (j.une nt 2~5 and Series of676. For the women Jerry Shannon howled lflgh Scratch <ianu: of 209 and Series ot 554 Pat Dec.:arlo ''°w1cd High lland1caprcd Game and Mar garct llale l11gh lland1capped Series C'all Tom at 522 9612 T,u, howlers are needed 10 finish out 1he 'euon Bowling is at AMf Southwa)' at 6 30 on \\ednesda) s l1:1e \tonda~ !"ight Women's L<"aglk." bo\\IS at 6 J5pm at A~1f· Southway on Mondays Balls R Out 15 m 1st with Bitches tn Beautiful Shirts m 2nd , TAZ Club m Jrd and Sappho Strtkers m 4th For more tnfo call Pat at l81 437 621 g IJMBL Results The llou ton ~lttropoliun Biiiiards l.<a~ut 111\IBL) repom Week II stand ,gs as Ou1 Cousins Jackson~ J R ·s Cue C"rew. R1po rd Maniacs, and Masters of the \I ne "' 1'1c top five 1cams The wp t1vc pla)ers "5 o' \\eek 11 a e Larr) Lentz from the Boozers JL,hn Adams of C raty 8 s Kon B•iley tom Ou1 C'ousms llob l yp e t from thl• Jae hon 4) and \\ 11lu.· Su-, a , a "iO o( 1he Jackson 5 CongratJI t1Uns 10 a ll The las. n1gh1 of pla\I w II commence on ues day fet't 4 An end of sc son buflc-t ....-. • be pnwidcd courtesv of CC"usms All teams a e opected 10 tun m 11. •emain :ig score- sheets a1 1~a1 iame Fi.1hi11g Club Pride The RainbO'-" Fishing Club announced the re~ervation of 25 place~ on the Texsun 11 for Sunday. June 22nd This will be an Official Pnde Week eveni The 70· fool Tu: sun II car· rtes 6.S people and goes 40·60 miles out mw the Gulf of Mexico The cost forthc 12-hour trip is $60 per person which includes all fishing 1ackle and bait Reservation deposi1s of $30 are being accepted now The club needs to mail it's ini­tial deposit for 10 people by Feb. I to hold the reservations Club members will be fish­ing 1oge1her m the rear and starboard side of the boat. There are no membership dues a1 present C'all the club at 713 523.6381 10 make resen1at1ons. for more info or co get on 1he free mailing list 8-Ball The lnde~ndent Billiard League of Hous­ton OBL) 1s holding 1hc1r Awards Banque! for 1he 1996 Summer Season All members of the League (and a guc .. 1) arc m"·ued 10 auend and recognize ou1s1anding. players and teams for the past seuon The banquet will be held at the 611 Hyde Park Pub on Saturday. Jan 25 from 2·5pm. Jack· els for the top five team!i and other 1rophies will he presented Registration for the next season will al.!io commence Members of the communily intcre.!i1ed in joining the 1997 Winter Season are encouraged to come 10 the Pub after 4 45pm for info or call 713 524 9261 Steak and H OGs? The Hous ton Outdoor Group (HOG) '""'es all 10 JOIO them a1 the Brazos R n1er Bottom on Sunda), Jan. 26 at 6pm for Steak Night For S6 you get a T·bone. later and 'i.alad bar. Then JOID them as they dance oll all 1hose caJoncs­aga ·n' hH more info call Barb at 713 864 0082 Bikes & Repairs Thl" Jl ou!-.IOn Chain Gang C) c ling Club 1m11eot all lo JOtn lhem on Sunday. Jan 26 al I pm for 1he1r Jaunc a Ion I! 1he strcel\ of dov. n iov.n lluus10n You \\nn 't ha\.e 10 dod11:c too many cars as tral'fic m downtown 1i;; 'er) mild on 1he v.cd .. cnllS Mtt1 1hem a1 llt-lilt.-en for 1h1S 15 m1k ndc C'Jtll John al 711 8ti.l IR60 for more into fhe Cham Gang has a s pec1alis1 m their for~ ces Member John W1ll1ams 1s offerinr a clean ng ~e:-\' cc on all I} pes of t11kes For a lc:I! of S.ZO, John wdl wa"h and clean the whole bike inc ud :ig the cha n and cog and make minor adJustmenls For details on Lh·s senr ICC, call 71 l 863 IR60 Women's Flag Football The Houston Womtn'• flag Football Lngu• (llWFH.) holds their semi finals for the year on Saturday la, l5 Please JOtn the"' from 9am 10 lpm on Fairncw be1wcc, Mandell and Yupon at \\ 11son Plcmentary School llWI· Fl. s C'hamp,onshtp Ga'11e Wt I be played on Saturda), feb I Then JOIO them on Sund•y. f·eb 2 at Ms e·s for a video shos-ing ul the J?3mcs I or mfo call Tonya Medrano at 713 315 9368 More Club Info The llouston Wom•n's Softball Lugu• (llWSI) 1s ~caring up for an(ither season of pla\· The annual mee1ing 1s scheduled for Sunda), I eh 2 at 1pm To he held at the Dtgnuy Center. 30l yale m !ho lletghts, al interested pa.mes are tn\'ned to auend They welcome t' new coar.:hes. 1eam$ and or md1vidual players Games v. ·: te,1a11vely begin March 15 & 16 wnh their pre season tournamen1 For info call T•tsh 11 713 688 9468 The Lainhda Rollrr ~J.r.a1ing Club skates C\ cry \\ednesday night from 8 30 to 10 10pm at son cook road l'he cost I SS 1fyou ha\e your o"n skates and only ~I more if you don·1 For more tnfo c II Kc.th at 913 ~g 18 or Steven at 440 3737 l'he !\tontrost let Pirl.r.!J skate every 1"11rd J'hursd.iy of 1he mon1h a, Sharpsto'"n Ice C'cnl< l·or info call Angel at 5l2 %87 A (iay ~kv d1..,:mg c:lub L:!lled JloU\lon Trian· J:h• ni\.t·rs hos ts out ngs for 1t\osc bra\e or heut thr Jfhou1 1he year l·or info c31 ~J 78.2 Th~ \lo\ i~ ('luh 1s t1 Gay so"al c ub lhal meets eve'!'\' 1SI & 1rd Satl! ill) n ,:ht of t'lc mon1h for dinner and a wno\' r V. ha· i;>ener way 10 <nJ<ly fr ends b th new and old C'all 952 4048 for l"lfo -=·-···:••-•§ !M----- P A 0 E Atrii.m Rc5c11c11 Affordable Mid-Rise Living ,,. 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Short Hair :---S'ave ____ l SIS : ~2 : Long Hair : oil" off : $18 l Haircut l .._ ____________ .1 -=···--·-•;:! ------ P A Q E Hopkins Offers HMO For AIDS Patients Baltimore (AP)-Johns Hopkins has set up a health maintenance organi­zation to do what many HMO's hope to avoid, treat AIDS patients To ensure patients arc treated equally. physi­cians will not be told whether the per­son they arc seeing is in the managed care plan Patients will receive a full range of services, including inpaucnt, nurs­ing homes. counseling and dental care Only a few other AIDS-dedi­cated managed care programs have been established . Such programs arc risky because if new technology comes along, Hopkins might have to provide an expensive new treatment without a change in rates. The cost of hospitalizing people for AIDS-related conditions at Hopkins is about I 0 percent less than at other hospitals. while survival is 20 per cent higher, said Dr. John G. Bartlell • Hopkins ' chief of infectious dis­ease Hopkins is more successful because the expens see many AIDS patients and can often assess cond111ons quickly. he said The hospHal also has many components, from mental health to social work, combined into one pro gram. Dr Liza Solomon , director of the state AIDS administration, said she is eager to see if the approach can work. "We've always thought that good man· aged care can be very good medicine. What we have the opportunity to see is what good managed care can be for peo­p lc with very complicated ill­nesses," Ms Solomon said Bartlett said the hospital will begin enrolling patients in March from United HealthCare, an HMO that has many Mcd1ca1d patients About 53 percent of AIDS patients wind up on Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled Health maintenance organizations paid by the state would subcontract with Hopkins for AIDS care. paying about $2,300 a month per patient, sev­eral times higher than monthly fees for Medicaid patients without AIDS . Hopkins expects to enroll about 600 of the 3000 Maryland Medicaid patients with AIDS. and hopes 10 develop similar programs for patients w11h other chronic, life · threatening diseases. The strategy will help keep patients at Hopkins , which is concerned about losing patients because HMOs arc not interested in paying for the •dd1· tional costs associated wHh research and teaching "If the whole market enters mto man· aged care. and Hopkin< is not entering tnto these contracts, they're sunk," said Dr. David Hyman, a physician, a11orney and associate professor at the University of Maryland Law School "They're clearly trying to leverage off their expertise in the area. and that's a good thong" NATIONAL NEWS D.C. Nightclub Deaths Cause Concern Among Gay Blacks PALMER PARK, Md (AP)-Aftcr the deaths of five black gay men, patron' at three District of Columbia nightclubs have become fearful that a killer os targe­ting them, a police spokesperson saod Wednesday. "There is nothing to indicate at this time that they (the killings) are related," said Cpl. Diane Richardson, spokesperson for the Prince George s County police .. However, we're not ruling anything out:' Richardson said gay men at the Bache !or"s Mill. 360 and Full llou;e nigh1clubs became alarmed when they rccogn11ed pictures of three \ 1ct1ms poSled at the Washington bars "At some point they all frequenttd the same clubs but we have not estahhshed that 1hey knew each other," Richardson added The pc ice spokesperson said all fovr vtC· rims were ga) men and one \US last setn at the Bache.or's Moll , a Cap11ol 11111 gay club The f ve men were lolled and their bodies found rn lius ~uhurh of the nation's cap1 tal ·:i 1hree separate mc1den1s since earl\/ October · Medical miracles start with research I don't think the or being gay h3' anything to do wuh i1;· said Beatrice Gatch. owner of Bachelor's Mill , Ms Gatch said some of her customers suspected drugs and money were motives She said her club wasn't taking any extra securlly measures because It already searches "every ind1v1dual who comes in10 the establishment." The first v1c11m, Anthony Barnes, 42, wa' found stabbed 10 death on h" Bladens burg, Md. home on Oct 6. There w.- no '1gn of forced entry, and h1\ car wa4i stolen but laler recovered He was la~l seen alive at the Bachelor's Moll." Richardson said . Jimmy McGuire, 33, and James Wilham~ . 27. were found shot to death Dec. 21 on a son tie-family house they shared on Clinton, Md John R. Wholltngton, 41 . and Derrick H1lloard, 22, were tound 'hot to death Jan 5 on a flrst-Ooor room at a Motel 6 on Camp Spring" Md l'hcre wu rnl sign of forced enll) in tlwsc cases, either lhe police have no sus.pccts HI an) of the cases American Heart ft Association .. ¥ Flgh/lnQHH-rtllio-sHse ., e JANUARY 12 4 T H ., e e 7 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT This & That ... By Jon A11ti1011y rwo ol ·1 m:.cltov.n's most celebrated small screen veterans, Bu \rthur and \hr) Tyler :\1oort, will return to the medium durmg the second half of the season Moore , .. ·ill be a regular on NBC's highl} touted sitcom The Saked lruth starring rising phenom T ea Ltoni I ruth debuted last season on ABC to critical praise and dismal ratings leading many to believe 11 \\·a~ hcadcJ to pennanent hiatusvi llc unul NB< '"'cd the da) . Fonner Cheers alum Gto'l:t \\ t ndt has aho Ileen added to the cast of the rnampcd shm .. v.h1ch has the luxur) of being sanJ, .. 1chcJ bctv.·ecn Seinfeld and ER. a time slot kn0\\11 m the mdu.)lr) as television heaven Moore, "ho co-starred with Leoni m last )Cars cnllcall} acclaimed hit f11rtmg Wuh D1smt.:r, \\Ill portra) the mother of the scnes title chilrat:tcr !\ora ()\er at CDS. Bea Arthur has hccn adJcJ to the cast of CBS' \\anmg Harr) \nder·\on \ch1clc Oan•'s World in a Ja,t duc.:h cflort to sa'c the shm' from cancellallon as a result ol anemic ratings Rumor has it that the cast of St mfdd has agreed to a ninth season According to mdu~tr) insiders. JtrJ1 St inftld agreed to rcnc\\ his contrai;t for a reported m1lhon per episode A resurgent Dt hbie Rt) nold\ 1s current!) working on her OC'-1 lilm project l 1tlc<l In and Out, the li lm stars Reynolds as the mother (lf a son \\hO breaks oft hts cngat!cmci.t by announcing he 1s gay. h:t\ in h.line 1.:o?lilr\ m the hig'"ficrccn corned) slated for release later this )Car Rc)nolds:, a top selling hcaJlmer m las \'egas, has lloll) \\(K\d bun ms w 1th O~ar talk ubout her tnumphant pe:rfom1ancc m the current corned) smash \!other , her first k-aturc film role since 1971 "\he returns to the str p for ~mo perfonnan1.."CS February 10 I •)t Ouna"'a) currently cmllng raves for her pcrfonnancc as a steel) bann:ud m the h. t ' in "ipact) thnlkr flbmo, Hltgat" ' • ":.I helm the Houston premiere ot Jun:nC't \1 t:\• ll ~'i; 1996 ·1ony A\.\ard "mnmg pla) \faster ( lass ( lass. cuJTCnll,> a Hroad\\ay sm.1.,h. \\Ill replace J.unny Girl. stamng Ot hb1t ( .ib,on "'hu:h has been cancclcJ as a result ol cuntradual disputes Duna\\8) !ltars tt'i opera dl\3 \1a ria C-1111\ m thi: prvduc11on, a hingraplm.:al pla) ahout the hk and lm:cs (tn cl udm~ .\ri~lol lt Onas\i\) ol l h~ 4..:elcbrated iconocla~t • Ille legcndar) ( h1h1 Ri' rra Ii h\o·tnnt 1 On) Award wmncr hrm h1 r onc-\\oman sho\\ tu the Grand Opera llm1• on Galveston hland for one pcrfonnancc onl)' f chrual") I\ I 997 Broad"a) veterans Ben \ trttn and I .t,ht l"gg1ms will gra.::c the \Cncrahlc Opera llousc ~c;qi:e \1arch 8 and 9 I or more mformauon, call 800-82 1- 189.t . ABC"s much hn\(·J lesbian k1s..... on 1lS Saturda) night dremtt Rdall\'1ly didn't lure or create \IC\\cr mterc~t m the sho\\- to the degree the nd\\ork had hopeJ_ In fa1.;t, the sho"' ranked 95th for the \\CC:k PuM1shing compan} ll)f'C:rion, a su h~ 1dtar) of Disney, ' narcd two potcnllal l'lest-~cl hng tome .. last ' "eek for a hell) sum ncanng S2 million Gossip queen I iz ~mil h wall pen her memoirs for the pu~ltshing l!lant m an U·)Cl-unt1tlcd autobiograph) that pn)m1sc .. to J 1.,h the llchmd the St.:cnt talcs of Holl) wood rO) ally Smith\ deal guarantee's her SI million As for the c;ccond deal, ll)pcnon pon ied up $850,000 to legendary crooner G lad) ~ h.niJ:hl for her autoh1ograph}". BetKl't'll f"wh I int· of Pam nnd <ilury· Kmght's te ll .all is lJut. n '\t 1:111 Sn11th s ''ill he published m the fall ol I C>98 . l\h 11a nne I· a ithfull s h1ghl) an11c1pated nC\\ alhum. l'llh Couurr Blues. hit record stores tins "cc~ amidst much fanfare Jbc er 11call) acd:umed songstress recorded the disc: of decadent tunes from the '20s and '30s live m a P.mi cabaret Due to the unc,rccted $U' h ' t .... •,.A {,,. • ,.., J\'LS and Bullhead and \\ t \ ( r1un·~ Saeam, both films have sequels m the \\orks Meanwt11lc (ra\.en fans do not have to "Bit for Saeam II to be thnlled or homftcd His latest chill fest. Bod Moon Ru mg. 1s planning to scare up box office receipts \\hen 11 is released this summer R.Jsing is billed as a \\Crcwolf spoof Rosit O'Donnell, hailed by many cnucs as 1996's cntcnamer of the )Car, ''"ill repnsc the character of Naomi - the bus) no\\Cr store clerl m lictttious Pme Valle} - on the Valentmc's Day (l·eb 14) episode of ABC's h11 'frial All .\fy ("'11/dren . O'Donnell portrayed the character 1n a successful cameo lac;l )ear The Wall Street Journal reports that tobacco ~.iant Phillip l\l o rri~ h (!:ctllng into lhe music business m an clfon to tarset home brand Virginia Shms to )tlUng \\omen The compan) plans to offer a series of c11mphmcntat) pop. R&B and counlr) CDs, that appeal to "'m'en. w1th the p•m.::ha.<>e of t\\tl packs of Vir~m1a Sluns The marketing campaign h :-.lated 10 debut nc\t month . BuJ,\ciscr h rctmng their h1ghl) successful frog ad\Cn1 .. mg campaign at the end of 1hc )Car due to pressure lrom criti<."S \\ho argue that the amphibians appeal to a > outh oriented dcmo~raphi(.: What do \hrg1rtt Thatcher and Su n ("onntr) ha\'c m common? Accordmg to MCI, they arc 1\ mcrican's top choice \\hen a'kcd wlmm the' \\ould most hl..e to have a phone chat \;1th m l·ngland lnlercstmg comhmauon mdccd Thatcher \\3.S th1.: top choke of men, Conner) ol \\Omen I he C:ountr)- Pia) houc;c \\ill hold audnions for their production of D1•ath of a Salesman Sunda). Janu:lf') 19 at I p.m. ('allbacks "'II occur \.1onda), Januaf) 20 at 7 pm.. lbc theater is current!) presenting \~a lh a C'hri"ili t'.) Ttn I 111/~ Indians (P"'' 1oush titled And Then Th~re If a• \one) throui;h februat) K Perfonnanees arc I nda) s and "iaturda) s al 8 p..m "1th ~1allll<'CS scheduled for Sunda) Jen 26 end I cb 2 at 2 p.m l or mort" mlormauon conccrmng shO\\ times or aud1hons ca:H (71 '3) .th7-t-197 o\ h\C rl·cordmg of "orld rcno\\ncd film anJ theater composer \ h u rict .J1rrt\ 1;,c performance conJuctm@. 1 he BBC Orchestra \\Ill tx- 1clcascJ h\ \.1 ilan Records 1-chruan 11 l11c rccordm~ m~ludcs some ol Jarre\ ·moc;t popular \\or~s (the: hroad orchestral scopes of l.1.mn·11u of -frt1b1a anJ /)r /hwago) a<1 "4."11 3.) the world premiere of ''Cnnarto for f.lutronlc I U/i·e /11.\lrnml'nt." an onp:mal r1cc:c for the 1ns1niment 1mc11tcd b) :\ ~ It Stt intr who pcrfonn..; ll..'S thi: solo1c..1 ( B~ I O\ and OBC Video \\I ll release tv.o nC\\ ' idcos of mterest this winter l"hl.." S\\ 1.-cpmg adaptatuin of J ostph Con rad's no\ cl f\"05 /romo Slamng the mcomparablc- \lt>erl I· innt) and Brian Dtnnt h) v.111 tx~ rctca.,.cd on Januar) 28 to comc1dc with It"' broaJcast premiere on PBS Masterpicc..x lliutcr On FchruM)· 11, thr« ncv. volumes anJ two rc-pacla,_cd \olumcs of the Bnush comL-d) dassic .frt• )Ou &mg Serwd \\ Ill hn \1J e1l Mo~s for con!'umr 11on Top of t ht. ( hart': 'I oni Bru:ton's Un-Brea! My !lean 1s the hc1ttcc..t ~ng m the counll) v.hiJe 1'io Ooubl!'I Tragic A.·ingdom is the number one scllmg album according to B11lboan.J \1agazme NIK's lcR and Semfdd topped the Nielsen Ratmgs flna/r 1111/J _,.,.:m1a kara1ced Its way to the top spot at the hox-officc n\ ahng Evita and f<.d dit Muri>h\ 's .Hrtro, "hich placed second. lir/rame ( lo;nopf) b) \1iehatl Crichton and .4 Reporter'.~ 14(· {1-.:nopl) h}' \\allt r (ronkite top The Ne\\ York l 1mcs lict1on and non­fiction llcstsclli.:r h~ts, rcspc,·t1\ cl~ Quoit of lhc \\'ttk: •1h~ 'S/ore 1s noK dostd " - llt bbit Rc)nold\. \\hen ._,J..ed m a f'Cl"CfH mlcnicv. whether t'he hl3 a sex-life Elections continued ... ((Qnl/nuedfrom/rontpogeJ PAC Co-Chair. "Ra)'S ~hO\\Jng should dorscment and ackno" ledged he has bct·n encourage other openl) ga) men and les­a!> ked b\ both candidate' for his support. brans to enter futu re cll)" ide races." 'M) IO)'.alt) to the c.1ucus ;, not subject to added Seegers. quest10n,• informed 1 lill "We're de lighted that [Chm Bell] is in the lite 11c;1 PC \\il l convene an endorse- run-off and we look fom.trdtobui ldinga ment meeting Wednesday fanual) 29 at rclat1on,h1p '"th him as he heads towards 7·JO p.m. at their olliccs locJied .tt 2700 his ell) council position," said outgoing Albany Log Cabm Republican llouston P•eS1dent "Ra\ r:ldde • credible sho"tr. and <ial) \an Oo1er,hem. demonstrated that • ga) candidate can Voters olso reiccted 1he ballot m1t J!J\ c<; Jr~ c s1gnific.1 t ~uppon - c•en 1. .i concerning r:im1murn "ai;e and ta\ au· CU) " 1de n ee d Jay Seegc" llC.~PC thonzat1011 ·=·-····•-•>." ·------ P A D E 1~Lazy J 312 Tuam • Houston (713) 528-9343 ~ ruitP1J::Jsou:~R SATURdAy, JANUARY 25 MC: PATSY KliNE GUESTS: YvoNNE SupREME • DiANE JAcksoN fRANkiE LANE • GiNA MAlONE FRIDAY NIGHT 8·BALL STick ARou ... d & DA-..c£ WITJ.t OUR DJ L£11GuE MrMbrRs O'lly Bill Co\ZAIEZ 1022 WES THEIMER 713/527-9669 $1.50 LONGNECKS~~ SUNDAYS 8PM-11PM EVERY WEDNESDAY SLOP SHOT -- POOL lPM 1 B JANUARY 2 4 T H 1 9 9 7 c ·o MM u NIT v w Alohomo ~ Q) .ac. 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Montrose Inn The Lovett Inn ~ 611 Hyde Park BnarPatch Bricks Brazos Rrver Bottom Chances Cousins E/Js Gentry Hea\len Incognito JR's LazyJ Mary·s M Mining Co Outpost Pacific Street QTs Ra scars Rich's Ripcord Steam Venture-N 408 Avondale 501 Lovett Blvd 611 Hyde Park 2294 Holcombe 617 Fairview 2400 Brazos St 1100 Westhe1mer 817 Fairview 2517 Ralph 2303 Richmond 812 Pacific 2524 McKinney 808 Pacific 312 Tuam 1022 Westhe1mer 805 Pacific 1419 Richmond 710 Pacific 534 Westhe1mer 1318 Westhe1mer 2401 San Jacinto 715 Fairview 402 Lovett 2923 Main 520-0206 522-5224 526-7070 665-9678 528-8102 528-9192 523-7217 528-9204 527-9071 520-1861 521-9123 237-9431 521·2519 528-9343 527-9669 529-7488 520-8446 523-0213 529-8813 942-2582 759-9606 521-2792 521-1450 522-0000 B1~Yld!J!01J a22k1l!2r.I§ QUll[ Q1.11i a~1111 40 Baba Vega Rest 2607 Grant 522-0042 41 Boudreaux Rest 2313 Crocker 526-0790 42 Charl1es Coffee Shop 1100Westhe1mer 522-3332 .4.3 Chills Smoothies 3939 Montrose 526-5300 Chnsty Donuts 1103W Gray 524-4005 45 C1neplex-Odeon 1450W Gray 524-8781 46 Crossroads Bookstore1111 Westhe1mer 942-0147 47 Eckerds Drug Store 1007 Westhe1mer 524-9229 48 Houston Vo1c.e 811 Westhe1mer 529-8490 49 Inklings Bookstore 1846 Richmond 521-3369 50 Kroger Grocery 3300 Montrose 526-7865 51 Lobo Bool<s & Video 3939-S Montrose 522-5156 52 Main St Theatre 4617 Montrose 524~706 53 Montrose Clinic 215 Westhelmer 520-2000 54 Four Star Hair Prod 1201 Westhe1mer 524-7785 ~l2lbiag S12D!§ 60 Basic Brothers 1232 Westhe1mer 522-1626 61 Jewers Boutique 2404 Tan 523-3557 62 Leather by Boots 807 Fairview 526-2668 Montrose Area Business Update Chills Smoothies Expands!! B~ LEE OA VIS Chills Smoothies. 3939 \fontrose and 2601 Cartwnghl Road in Missouri C11y has expanded. !'ow known as Chills Smoo· 1h1es & Po-Roys. the before smoothies only store now serves mouth watering, deli­cious po-boys. Ilaving sampled the roasl beer po boy, 1 can assure you tha1 their undw1ches pro\lde you w11h enough fJXJns for a Ia1c night snack' 1-illcd to 1he bram wnh lettuce, tomarnes. omons and mayo. these sandwiches arc def1n11ely authent c New Orleans Style Offe•mg rrast heel & gravy ham tu kev smoked turkey harhecue heel, 11al1~n mea1balls andoulle sausage. chicken salad, tuna sal•d and veggie po boys should give anyone the diversity m a menu they could possibly 1'ant' The price is nghl as the po-hoys range from $3.95 10 $5 25 A!so available on lhe menu JS chicken & sausage gumbo for rnly $3 95 food 15 ava able fr dme-m, take rut and delivery. Don t forge! about 1he other offermgs m the store A "eahh of heahh food nems sue~ as vnamms, fac1a's and po"'cr drinks are Sllll available for y u For those eve nmgs of enlcrtamment. don t forget chat you can Jake your fav 11e boll • of liquor mto the store and they '"" se•ve up nutn uous. dehc1ous frozen drmks for you For your next party you knr;>w where to gu­Ch1 Is Smoo1h1ts & P<. Roys• Opening Night Success!! B~ I.HE llA\'I~ Bricks 11 617 1 airvie" upeh,nced a fabulous Grand Openiog on Jan 1 • At ,2 Noon O\lt.ntr Da\ Parl:e opened his drn .... s 10 f"md 41 hos1 "-~people w.11. ;i~ ltl iC'I m' By I 2 I Spm you couldn t buv a so at in 1hc place. Freshly painteJ walls, a new bar counter tor wood slats under the har s10ols, reqroom improvements. and so on and so on Bricks II, tormcrly Pasume haJ I suddenly uanstormcd itself in10 a very comtor1able clean har (arter 2·112 weeks ot remodeling)' At 8pm that same evening. Tuna \kit & The Casseroles presented a show benefll· mg the LVL PWI\ Fund A hoM ot perform· ers were on hanJ to lenJ support to Tuna as she presented crowd pleasing entertain ment throughout the evening. Though! 11 was crowdc:tl at J2 Noon? You couldn't Mu the customers w11h a suck! A bountiful buffet a" a11cd those who came fur the eve n111g's test1v111es Congra1ulat1nns to J>ave and all of the hard working employee- a1 Bricks II and the hcst ot everythmg rn the future' Kudos to Tuna Melt & The Casseroles and many thanks to the har patrons that evening tor raising over $500 fo• the I VL PWA I·und e o J A N U A R Y R 4 T H 'I B B 7 NATIONAL NEWS GLAADlines Ellen 's Closet May Be Swinging Shut! ABC Televosoon may be slam­ming shut Elltn 's closet door for· ever. The network has decided 10 place Ellen on hiatus during March and April. ABC Enter­ta 1nment President Jamie Tarses saod that the network has yet 10 decode whether an Elltn coming out episode (which has a. yet not been taped~ will aor. Radical relogoous groups arc taling advantage of th" unfor­tunate turn or even1s by mount· ing an unprccedtnted cam­paign of pressure against ABC and Disney Following Tar~es • statement , Ellen Morgan sang her way out of the closet during the Jan JO taping of the show. In the episode , Ellen attends a rock '11° roll fantasy camp. where she performs a song , which she penned , called ''I'm Scared of Being Afraid ." In the thord take of the 1;.ong. the Morgan charac. ter crooned. "'So here's what I have to say •. And by the way. I'm gay' h 's okay' " As the studio audience cheered, she ended the song "11h the retrain " I 'm ga)·! r·m gay• I'm g ay! " A s poles­person for E/lrn ondocated that the tale was an unscripted . :Spon1aneou s 1mprov1sa11on hy DeGenercs and would not air. rhe coming out song seems to male clear DcGcneres· 1nten turn to let her characrer out ot the doscl It also may hoghhght her lrus1ra11on with 1he shov. being placed on hoatu' and Tar· ses· watnmg on whether or not to Jet the character ou1. On Jan. 14. ohe radical relogoou' Amero can l·am1 ly Assoc1at1on h!o.Ued a relea"e ur&in& people to demand that Disney follow the Al·A" hate agenda and force Ellen Morgan to stay tn her closet. Meanwhile, due to ABC's waf­fltn&. internet activists on Prodigy have started a cam· paign 10 'end ABC waffle cou­pons , pictures of waffles, packets of waffles and home- ·=·-···-·-•§ made waffle recipes via snail mail and e·ma1I. If you would Joke to ioin on the Prodigy campaign. wrote let­ters and/or call both ABC and Dos-i ney 10 express your op1n1on of the mailer contact the follow­ing . Michael Eisner . Chairperson and Dean Valentine • Preso· , dent of Network TV and Televo- 1 sion An1ma11on, Walt D1!o.ney Company, 500 South Buena Vo"a Street , Burbanl CA 91521 , phone : 818.560. 1000. fax . 818 .560 1930, e maol /WWW: hup //www. disney.com /Maol. For ABC: Jamoe Tarses , Enter· tainment Pre"dent, ABC Tel ­evision Network . 2040 Ave­nue of the Stars. Los Angeles. CA 90067, fax : 310.557.7679, e­mail abcaudr@ccabc .com. For sponsor contacts and more information. visit the GLAAD website at www glaad .org . The Gospel Accord­ing To Mantini In the Jan 9 Arizona Republic E.J. \1ontini wrote a column entotlcd . •So Sayeth the Boble." on which the author chal lenges the ways that members ol radical relogoous groups selec11vel) use the Bthle to su11 their own anti ga) agenda. Montm1 focuses on one state leg isluor in particular, Rep Karen Johnson (R-Me>a). and her recent attempts to ban gay organizations from public schools and un1vers111cs anti declare sodomy a Class 6 tel ony. "Her Soble tells her that homo- 1 sexuall1)' 1s an abom1na .. non," the writer says . "'To her, gays are sanners, 1f not cr1m1· nals. Johnson may be an elec1ed ofhc1al, bu1 she follow) what she'd call a 'higher Jaw ... .' I dof· fer with Johnson not because she's a zealot who goes 100 far. but because she's a zealot who doesn't go far enough" Montono suggests that Johnson feels she os 1nterpre11ng the Bible literally, and should be thorough in that convic11on . '"If Johnson truly beloevcs what she says, she'll also push for a law prcscrobong the death penalty. as the Bobic does. for anyone who works on the Sabbath and demand that a person who com· n111s adultery be stoned to death . In Mark IO II . anyone who gets married after divorce 1s com· milling adultery. If that were made onto Jaw, we'd be able to rod ourselves of one indicted gov­ernor and at least one ornery U.S. Senator, not to mention the Speaker of the U.S House of Rep­rese ntat 1ves" Fanally, Montini notes chat as a woman, Rep. Johnson is herself I at odds with her guiding text According 10 Timothy, 2· l! - 12, they include, "Let a woman learn in silence with all submis­siveness: and not 'teach or have authorny over men: she is to keep silent" Contact. Pam Johnson, Man aging F.d11or. Arizona Repub­Joc, PO. Box 2244. Phoenix, AZ 85002. fax · 602 .271 8933. e ­mail · op1n1uns@aol com Casper, The Friendly Editorial An edotorial in the Jan 12 edo· tt0n ol the Casper (Wyoming) Star Tnbune celebrated the state's const1tut1onal1) enshraned emphasis on equaluy while lambasting state House and Senate members v.ho have pre-filed anti -gay marriage leg· 1sla11on ( JIB 94) I "The proposed leg1Sla11on smacks of the same preiudicoal mond set that created the old m1s - cegenat 1on laws tn the South which prohibited interracial marriages:• the ed1tor1al say) According to the su1e Consti­tution 11 says, .. laws tha1 affect political rights or pnvileges cannot discriminate based upon sex Legislation that would deny same-sex couples access to the marital sta1us and us concomuant rights and bcncltts clearly d1scromi-na1es on the basis of sex " 1 gest law firm~ . and came out dur­Then . quoting Loving v \"or- I ong the J~b offer so there would not gonia. the U.S Supreme Court be trouble later. Another, an ruling on m1scegenat1on laws. 1he ed11orial notes that marriage is considered a vital • personal right cssenttal to the pursuit of happiness. ' The state cannot arbnrarily limit some c111zens' fundamental rights . That's at the core of what loherty and equality mean. 'HB 94' " a ml'guoded ancmpt to ele­vate some people's prejudice against homose;ii;uals tnto law Let us tale prrdc on being the Equality State. Equaluy for everyone ·· In a time ..., hen states across the country are cons1derrng anti same ·sex marriage la~s . rhis rational and level-headed response 10 the hysterical homophobia brings the central issue of same sex marriage ensuring civil rights and equal treatment under the law·into sharp focu>. Contact : Hugh Jack-on Dep­Ul) l:dttor, Casper Star Trib une. 170 Star Lane. Casper. Wyo­m ong 82604 2883. fu: 107 266 0568 , emaol ed@trrb com W
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