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Title Houston Voice, No. 826, August 23, 1996
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  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
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Date August 23, 1996
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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 CHARTER MEMBER AUGUST 23, 1996 • ISSUE 826 mil ital') pand ocquottcd her on ·\ugust 15th -~~~-- of sodom) and conduct unbecoming an officer. ~1s. \1eeks put her head on her hands. slumped in a chair and hugged her lawyer when the milital') JUl)'s verdicts were read late rhursda) night after seven hours of deliberauon "I'm just glad this nightmare 1s O\cr: ~lcc"-s e\prcssed. Pamela Di llard, a Cl\ ilian. had claimed 1hat she and ~1s \leeks engaged in oral se' and had a l\\O-)ear lhe-m lesbian affair The charges was brought against the maJOr after Ms. Dillard claimed that l\.leeks 1hreatened her al gunpoonl 1f she 1old nn)one abou1 -------~ -'"""""°.....a"""'=-'""~"-..., their relalionship. ( olonel \ fargarethe ( ammermeyer 1J the h1ghert ranJ.mg '>/ficer e'er to challenge 1he ban on GaJ' m the n11/11an Major Meeks Acquitted Charged ll'lth having Affair b) Kelle~ Shannon <;.\"1 \"1fONIO(<\PI- '\nAtrforcemaJOr "as ucquollcd of ha\ mg d lesbian dffatr on a \Crd1ct he• lawye s.:·d \\ 1 prevlnt others frorri U) m f ru1" r.- •:uy ar rs \\ 1tt>i -ntle a1lons ofhomo:texuat behavior ~faJ. Dcbr.1 L /\leeks, 41 crocd and hugged her 1mycrs after a foe-man, t\\O•\\oman A mi Illar) Judge, LI Ct I ~1a<) \1. Boone, ollo\\cd the court-martial to go fomard \\hen she ruled that the or.\esugators' questions \\ere penmen! and the bringing of a SC'dom) charge did not violate the "don't ask dNl'I tell" polic) The polic) pernits homosexuals to se"e in the milola') as long JS they don't ~ave sex "Ith ser\lce members ,md keep their sex~• .:irientat1on and conduct private Sodom\. defined under m1hta') law 1s unnatural caMalcopulauon "1th another pc<son of the same or opposite Sf\, Defense law)ers argued that ~1s. Dollard made up the '"'laims of a lesbtan romance and that she \\as bent o~ destroying Ms Meeks ·arcc "\\e s~nt 1 m • de e sc ntt \mC\ ,Af, h et Ta 1~ mcs~a •c 1s that 1fi.;hargcs ofth1s kind arc to be brought •gamst a dostmguoshed member f( ontmued on p~ /../ Convention Too Smooth Debate 1s Silenced B) Curt :\1orrison The 1996 Republican l\atoonal Com enlion held in San Diego las1 \\eek was designed 10 make the GOP look more inclusive as a party. On the surface that ma) have been how it \\as con\e)ed; ho"ever, closer ontrospcetion pro,es that "as not the case. The convention "as elaborately staged and presented as an \IT\' SI) le a\\ards sho\\. There "as not enough debale about differences \vothon the part) \\ oth the cxccpuon of Colin Powe , no one was allo\\ ed to address the subject of abonoon from the podium lest it create tension among the delegates fhose "h" dod not want lo conform to the podium 10 demonstrate theu pro\\esS and the pan)'s inclum encss. Political conventions "ere intended 10 bring participants from all regions of the L nited States 1ogether to hammer out polic) 'oa platforms. The} have turned onto slt•k marketong productions. As a result the electorate misses an opponunll) to trul) undersland 1he differences bet\\een the Jl<llitical panies Although. the Republicans recel\ ed a post c.invent1on bounce on the onl nwd Dn pag~ '' Walgreens Controversy Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival h) Dchorah Bell C'ontlict111g reports ha\.C' surfaced con~ern1ng the article m la~t \\eeks Houston Vooce regarding the pulling of ga) publ,cauons from the \\ algreens store on \lontrose Blvd Several people have pointed out errors or d1sagrccmcnb \'t-ith whal the artocle said. \\ c '"II be reporting de,cloprnents regarding this matter as the) happen some people quesuoncd as 10 "h) there was no byline on the SIOI) This""' because 11 \las gleaned from a press release and lelle• that had been issued by the Gay and t.e;boan Political Caucus. It wa, published only alicr 1he m;t.PC atteniplcd resolution "ilh \\ algrcens and had encounlered unsatisfactory response In a conversauon \\llh store manager \1r Abdo\\aise tnot An"ar), he S3)S that 1he polic) has been changed He says Outsmart "ill be allo"cd back on the store lie saod he had been unable to reach Pat Gandy lo on form her of this change of poliC) \1r "\bdo\\a1se c'plained \\ .ilgrcens had ndverti,cd m the ma1.!a1inc \\hen the store moved. from its p;ior ~1ontros~ Blvd, address 10 1he current ne" bu· Id mg and therefore they had allo\\ed 11 to be d1stnbutcd as a "freebie" publi.:ation. He nlso said 1ha1 it "ould be the onl) such puolie.nion allo"cd Ills reasoning as 10 \\hy it \\ould be there ;ind other malcr•al (C on/ln~Jonpogt ''' l're\ 1cned h\ I\.:. Ua' id ( ochrnn In Austin. Labtir Ila) \\Cckcnd has hccnmc: s\.non,>mous \\Ith the C\.Ctlf that ha-. c me tu be knm\ n as Last Spla'h I housands or men and '' oml·n dcsccnJ upon the cit) Ii -celebrate the end of the summer :season lh1s )CJrh ritual has grown so much that lhlS }tar's C\cot has become one of the man' national circuit parties RIP'D 96 as 11 has been '1amed, should Ix: 1hc pan' to end .tll parties. Bllt ,,h1k )OU'rc m Austm that ''cclo.cnJ )OU ma) \\ant to chcd. out another C\Cn that 1s beg1nn1ng to gain 1uitional a1tcnt1on I roJa) , August 30. marks lhc opcnmg of the 9th annual . \ ustm l1J) & I csb1an lntemallonal f Im I C:Stl\ JI, ,\(,t II F for short Fe~" al director S1..olt Dmger promises that this )car's fcst1\;d \\Ill be 1hc h1ggcst and a nll,st exciting to date I hrs 1ns1allmc111 of ,\(ii II F \\lll mdudi: man) of the prcnucn:s that the fest" al has bcoomc lr..m,)\\TI for, H \\ell ol' the Arncriun prcnuerc of 11 h1ghl) an11c1patcd Dnllsh film and a' is1t b) l) ps.mla. \f.JL 111 stan.s offu's \\\O "eek run \\llh a bang. the American prtimcrc of the br1t·h1t lluutiful I hm11: The filmed \Crs1on of Jonathan JlaJ"\c\ 's long runn ing \\ C!.l I nd pla). Bcauttful rh1~g tells the ' 101) 0 1 l"o teenage hO\S \\ho !all in h_"' e anudst the squalor that 15 th~ir Ii\ cs '~'") ( lassu.:s lthc films distributor) \\as so sure lMl this \\35 i!l1mg to be an instant crossO\ct hit that the} rcfu~cd the man) requests to include 11 m tilm fC!<.li,als. It ts I coup for Austin to ha\C follcn tl11s premiere seeing that f'i \ \an I ram:1s'o Jnd L.A \\t:re ull passed O\'er If lleauloful I hon~ os lhe l>ang lha1 announces lhc Stan of the fi..~L lrrll1gel I mch's ~tonr"all is the lirc\\orks 1hat 111ununatcs it's close Alrc:ad} touted as the most important ga) feature or the Har. S1onewall tdls the stol) m It's 0\\1 "•U\!, of the Ji, cs of the hr&\ e It:\\ who stood up for {!.J\ ngJus on th3l lalclul 111ght at the 'tonC\\al~ Harm 1%'1 lllroughout the n."St or the (\\0 \\CCkS audiences "ill be trc ted 10 more fe3lurcs 'han C\.Cr before I he \lid"' 1fo',. I alt' IS a rcfrcishmg fan) talc told to a )Oung gul b., her mother "c" g1rlfnct:td I hin It(' 1s a lesh1an love stor) toJd a"amst the baclo.drop of profos tonal !.katmg \Jen \1tn \ten 1s J politicJU) schrlophrcmc earned., th3t g1.,es a ~ot so llattcnng 100K at the ltahan male ps) che Paradl" directed b} Orad (f1oor Super \1anl Fraser ts a scm1-documcntal) •oot at Toronto s C...al Prtde Parade Ra1,1ng lltrot' lclls the ston of a ga) couple on the \C:rgc of adoptmg a bah) '"ho \\ltm.: .. s a moh hit Violent and blc>o<I}. this pronuses to he lhc lirst ga) dCllon film Rt\Cuinc (}c\lrt is a corned) about a \\\.imcn commg . ,ut late ·n hfc ~·' t~ thing Rclati' t 1s bcmg ha1.ed a..-. a lesbian Bog Cho II. llu,ller \\ hitr os Jorec•or Bruce ( upcr 8 I':! '\o "''" Of' \1) Ass) la Bruce's latest ad,cnturc which stars former \1adonna rla~thmg -, UO) \\ ard In the Utk role ·\c:adcm) a'"ard \\tnnmg dirtctor Debra (hasnoft's nC\\CSl documental') It'\ Hcmcnt1~ rxptores \\hal children !honk bemg ga) IS all about "" films :lfpart1cu ar mt "SI al this \CMS fest arc I •le Bloomtn. hrnught o hlU b" 1sters (,rcu.:. '•l en and Ju1·a >~er of Dallas. and H.cd Hihhon Blut'. st3mng drag performers l)psml.a and RuPau! out of Jrag Roth films ha'" had much SLl~Ccss al the le ll' als around the "'"'\Unll) (Oloomm was eH-n screened at 'undancc) and lx>th arc "" I on their \\a~ to thC3trcs near )OU I.ate llloome-s 1ells lhe stOf\ ofl"o middle aged tea1.:hers \\ho fall •n lo\C O\er a fnendl) game of baskc1ball. Red Ribbons Blues deals \\llh AID'> tarcg·,ers "ho talo.c ri1allc"'S into thc1r O\\n hands \\.hen the) rnall) ha"c to steal needed drugs 'or their ,-rends I \"J)Smla \\ 1[ be n -\usttn for this scn:cmng The Austm (,3, & Lcsti1an lntcmauon ! J Im l-CStl\a1 runs from Augus· 10 through September I 3 f 1 lms are screened at the Dobie and Paramount Theatres Ticket pnccs arc ~,, per screening but S30 I c:· ·'''Pass \\tll l!el ~ou into 6 films For more onformauon call (S 12) 4 72· 3240 2 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 ~D~~1J ~~IN!! (bnw•CN DowNTOWN & M£diul CENTER) CAR WAslt : ExpREss LubE j001 MAiN; j2J-9198 : --~~!!_~-~~~-~~?--~_1?_~-­FUll SERVICE $4 99 1/$-4 00 Compl•t• 14 Point'\ CAR WASH · . I' • Oil Chang• S•rvice • Wicoupon Ii Off Plus Fr•a Car Wash I' No appointment necessary. 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OCTOBER 11- 13. 1996 AIDS MEMORIA ~ lT DISPLAV WASH NC.TON DC NAM F~ Project 415 882 ssoo Travel Info, ISSUE' 826 August 23. 1996 Published F ndays Estat!.:hed 1974 as the Houston Montrose Star r~t stied 1980 as the Houston Montrose Vatee changed name to The New Voice In 1991 ic.:; ~ahng the New <>neans Crescent City Star re-estabtished December 1, 1993 8$ the Houston VOIU 811 Westhe1mer Suite 105 Houston. Texas 77006 (713) 529-8490 ( 800) 729-8490 Fax (713) 529-9531 E-mail: HouV01ce@AOL COil' Coments copynghl 1996 Office Hours 9am-5 30pm weekdays PUBLISHER Crad Ouren EDITOR Deborah Moncrief Bell EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT J C M1chelak.led11ooa1 anistant Jon Anthony/entertainment ed•tor Jack Leonard/sports editor Carolyn Robertslsodety editor STAFF WRITERS BR McDonald, Carolyn Roberts. Javier Tamez (Theatre Revtew) CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andrew Edmonson. Larry Lingle. Curt Morrison, Jazz Paz, G~n Webber CARTOONIST Earl Storm PHOTOGRAPHERS David Goetz, Kim Thompson, Steven David PRODUCTION Ma!t~ew Pennington/manager/art d11ectD< Maggie Bralt"'..k/prC'dud.ton hyout OFFICE MANAGEMENT Jack Leonardfotftce manager Maggie Brahek/assistanl manager Jeanna Wiley/office assl•t•nt ADVERTISING-5~;_-ES DEPARTMENT Lee Davis. Benjamin Diaz J C M1chelak. Carolyn ROl>Crts CLASSIFIEDS & PERSONALS Maggie Braliel< NATIONAL. AOV.E.,·.R..·.T,.~.1. N.G. REPR522£SENT AT-vf ~ PC Boa 5t8 W.sit.eld. 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[nsimnct w".h Qua!illcmi Mtda:r 1 I Houston Area NOW crashes President's Houston Arca National Organization for Women (NOW) protested al the club City Lights on Sunday, Augu>l 18. The club was the downl111k site for Clinton's 50lh birthday ce lebrny party The pro te~-i was because Clinton plans to sign the "wdfare repeal• bill . Poor women and their fam11tes have nothing to celebrate. The boll 1s a dev­as1a111g. hfc-1hrea1<ning piece of lcg1slat1on to w men and their fami lies II will put an cs11matcJ I I m1llton children m povcr1y rncrcasmg the cur rcn1 number of 10 million children a'ready 1n poverry by 10" The boll will end Ame 1ca"s 61·yrar guarantee of aid to poor fam 1cs. Wlule 8111 Clinton use.\ h" bmhday 10 r11se SSO mollmn tor 1he Democrall"- Nauonal Comm1t1ec, poor wome'l anJ children will sllll he reeling from the hlows of lhe welfare repeal act .. We will m3ke sure Pres1den1 Clrnton knows that women want to t:mJ poveny­not punish poor women and their tam1· l11::s ·• said Jeanne Sommerfeld, Prest· dent nf Hou,1on Area NOW. "We are call ing upon him to keep h1!<o promise to veto any mea~ure thar further 11npoverishcs women and children There 1s nolhrng ·modcnlc' about the pun1l1vc welfare bill which ernc:rgeLI from rhe conference comm nee. nor 1s there anythmg •mml· erate' abou1 1he rcoplc who arc baclung the b1 1I" Hungry For Justice NO\\" 1s cncouragrng c1111e1u to speak· out agaonsl lhe wellare repeal boll because us elfetl on women and children will be de>as1a11ng NOW ha- launched 1he Hungr} for Justice campaign. The hill wall eliminate the 1:afc1y nel for poor women and children. Aid 10 Fam1- l1es wllh Dependent Ch ildren (AFDC), 1he lederal welfare program. would be elim1na1ed and replac.:cd by block grants 10 1he stales. Federal funds would be slashed an emma1ed $55 b1ll1on over 5 )·ear~. and states would he allowed 10 c ut tUnJmg by 20~ on top of that When a s.tate runs out of money, poor rcople will be lefl with no means of support. There are severe re~trictions on aid to legal 1mm1grant~ There would be a life· long 11me l1mll of t1ve years. While this party provision requires a rcc1p1ent co work for pay, it docs not provide adequate funds for education, JOb tra1n1ng or child care. Nor does 1t value the work that is required to raise children States will have the option to deny assist­ance to children horn to teenage women 1f she does not hve at .. home." Young moth· crs would be forced rn hve wuh parents or other guardians. even 11 there 1s vio­lence in her fam1ly-111 order to receive benefits Furthermore. the bill wll chm mate the requirements tor sta1es to adapt then programs to meet the needs ot women and their children who are forced out of their home~ a' a result of Jomest1c v111lcnce Bolh hou>e> ol Congress had previously voted for this minimal protectmn . What can you do·! Jell President Clinton 10 veto 1hos horrid hill. Call 202/456111, e-mail pres1dentl0 whitehou'e gov. Right To Vote Fund Raiser Celehrale Augu\I 26 wuh llous!On Area NOW the 76th anniven.ary of Women's Suffrage NOW members and 'upporl· ers will gather at Toopee·s Coffee Bar. 1832 Wesr Alabama, from 6 IO 9pm. $15 donation cover desserts. coffees. ant.II or wine. How did women get the vote'• According to early feminists and suf .. trage leaders Carrie Chapman Catt (founder of the League of Women Voters) and Nettie Shuler, 0 To gel the word •male"" ou1 of the Constttutrnn cost wom('n 52 years of pau~cless campaign· ing. During that tune they were forced to conduc1 56 campaigns of referenda 10 male voters; 480 campaigns to get Leg­islatures 10 submit !-.uflrage amen<l· 1ncnl1, l•> voter a. 47 .-a111p.1115na tu r 1 Nt.- COOSl llUl iOna I conventions to write women's s uffrage into their state con,11 tutions; 227 campaigns to get S1a1c party convent ions 10 include women's suf­frage planh ... and 19 campaigns Wllh 19 ~ u ccess 1ve Congresses·· Join NOW and work with people who are comm1ue<l 10 Justice for all. Call 713/665·8869 tor more information Houston Area NOW meets lhe 3rd Thursday of the month •l lhe ln1erla11h Mon1~lroe> Duoldong u 3217 Montrose Blvd at 6:30rm tor \Oc1al time. meeting star1s al ?pm. Sister, Sister at ~ela's rcllg1ou::; conservatives crazy by once again 1ak1ng over Disneyland . Nole that Gayn1gh1 11 D1>neyland has moved lh" year only from December 10 Noveml>er! Disneyland, Friday Nov 15, 1996 from 8:30pm un11I 1 :30am. l'.nJOY D1>neyland Park. live entcrtainmtnl, dancing. and unltm1ted u::;c of all rides and attraction::; (excepl Arcades). Corn< rn)OY me park Wllh your fnenJs and lovcJ ones '" a " Happy and hll Texas and little b it Mexico and 1s reflective of growing up 111 llousll'Hl in a predominantly H1span1c working c lass neighborhood" !laving performed wolh such music legends as Llltle Joe y La Familia. Sister, Sister's ta lents com· bme musical d1vers11y and sens11 1v11y .. Mela 's os al 1016 W 191h S1. (In 1he Heights). for add111onal informuion call 880- 1770. Uncrowded armosphere Knous Berry Farm, Qn Sep! 27, 1996 7pm 10 lam. Pre-sale 11ckets are $22.00 per per· son, or $27.00 n1gh1 of 1he even1 , Tickets are $32 .00 per pa\\pOrl w11h advanced paymenl. $34 .00 n1gh1 or lhe event. For an information k.11. please send your name, and address via email to ody1;, sey@gaymalJ.com. Al1ernatively, you can call 818/893 -2777 10 requcsr your informauon k II School Rules New shoes. new do's, and a fresh box of crayons were wha1 I used IO look for­ward 10 each school year Thai, and ca1ching up w11h family members around 1he d111ner 1able, reun11ed af1er 1he kids and our parenis spenl weeks and months at camp, vis iting cousins and enjoying assoried vacauons. I used 10 look forward 10 wriung 1hose "How I Spen1 My Summer Vacauon" essays, preparing monihs in advance, inventing chilling tales of backpa­ck ing lhrough 1he Yucaian or criti­quing 1he Mas1ers ai 1he Louvre. I loved school. School was beyond 1he breuh-to-breaih superv ision of 1he extended family. School was whe re I cou ld expenmen1 wilh being free, hanging o ut w11h the g irls my folks deemed un seemly, or "ac1ing like a public school kid" a1 SI. Agnes Acad­emy. School was a relief, an escape from real life. My kids love school 100, but nor for 1he same exh1lara11ng c ho ices. I don'1 gel 11. They're so different. They go 10 school 10 "ge110 be normal"! They lik e normal! They like cloak rooms-hey, we're friends, righ1? I can 1ell you this My kids like closeis1 On h" first day of first grade. my son Jo~e· came home g loating "I know something you don't ~now" he sing· songed with all 1he au1hor11y in !he world ' There are 01her shapes beside' 1riangle'' M,. l·cmmc showed us! And triangles l:omc 111 ,,ther colors. nC1t JU'-' p 1nl.: I had wanted my kids ' educat1011 to less ellll\l lhan m111e had been Maybe I had 1r1c-J to ht., ton hrti.tdm1n<led Perh.tfh I 'hould see if there were s11ll desks, uh, ">paces ' avallahle a1 Bu1ches and Beaus School for All-Inclusive It had been a 1empta11on 10 enroll Lawrence in their pre-kindergarten Dykes and Tykes program But he was a 11mid child. as 1f uneasy being four years old wuh a green Mohawk and pierced nose. The sc h oo l 's catalog was enticing. "We encourage our studen1s to asser- 1ively Act Up! Take Pride! And Parade around in their mother ' s clo1hes!" But Lawrence cried and clung onto the grease-stained legs of my coveralls and begged not to go to school there. He wan1ed 10 go 10 "normal " school. In a compromise reached under duress. 1h1s fan11ly now celebraies Real Life all summe r and suffers lhroug h oppres­sive cult ural experiments during the school 1erm. This season we marched in the Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade, cel­ebrated w1th the Me1ropol1tan Com­munity Church in Dallas and partied with the Hous1on Pride Band in Corpus Christi. We wors hiped a1 1he San Antonio AIDS Foundauon Casa of Care and took part in the March on Austin for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Rights We completed our AIDS Mas1ery Work­shops So what will Jose' write his summe r vacation essay about'.1 " I'm gonna wrire that I spen1 1he summer al a Chrisiian you1h camp with my cousins ," he 'aid . Lawrence say's he's moving to Beau­mont to live wuh hi\ dad Jazz. IJ on 'ac·ation This IS one of h~r archia;ed fa• ontes It was pre nous/) publi!ihed in anothtr periocfical . EDITOR'S NOT!:: Jau , 11, one of Ill) favorites too . Good luc~ w1th your neY. JOh - Jh The True Story of Lesbian Couple to be Film LOS ANGU.lS Academy Award Win­ner Debra Chasnoft (DEADLY DECEP­TION) announced l<>day 1ha1 her nexi P'I>· JCCt will l>c Jo.:artn and Sharon based on the Hue story of Karen Thompson and Sharon Kowalsl1. Wriuen by Jan Oxenberg. Jo.:artn and Sharon 1dls the '""Y of Thomp· son' heroic and h1ghly·publicized e 1gl11- year hattle to he reunited with her lover, Kowalski, after Kowahki was severely injurcc.1 Ill a car accident Chasnoff will direct and will also produce the project w11h Wendy llra11111an and Michael Ehren· LWe1g, "It 'eenh that most people have a hard 11me 1magm1ng 1ha1 gay people can hring 1he same depth of love to their relat1onstup~ as heterosexuah. and 1ha1 our comm1t­mcnt'ii to each other don ·1 deserve the same stalU~ as ,1ra1ght marriages;· says Chas­nott .. I'm c,c1ted to brmg this love .MOI) lo the ~crecn I th1nl It will touch a wide aud1~ cnce with a very d1Herent message . We are at a great Mage with the project, wh.1ch was originally developed al HBO The 'cnpt ,., in place and we are now finding the additional financing.' In Si. Cloud Minneso1a. Karen Thompson and Sharon Kowalski bough! a hou'e together. cxchan~ed rings, tool "·ows of 3 l1te11mc c.:omrnllmcnt, went to church, and tried Ill keep their lnve a secret. The .accident changed all thaL Kowalski ' s pa1c:111' who denied their daughter was a I C'-h1an decided to tale her to a nursing home hundreds ol 1111lcs away Thompson. a two tune Ronald Reagan v,HC'f ""ho had nevu u~cd the word .. i;ay" to dcscritie her se!f ""·'s forced to tell 1hem ahout her rela ~ uonsh1p wuh Ko"'alsk1 Light years later, after cine of the country 's mo!>t b111ell) co111es1cd cushJdy ba11les, rl10mpson managed io c on\ lnt;C the docwrs . the courts, and 1he world, that Thomp~on and Kowalski were indeed a family 1ha1 dt!served the same respe~t a" a married cou­p le Dehra C'hasnolt wrote, produced and directed Deadl) Deception , which won the 1991 Academy A\\arJ for BcM Short Do\.:u mental). The film rece1\1Cd 25 01hcr mter­nat1onal awards. mcluding top prizes at fe,11vals around 1he world lier la1est pr<>JtCI, It's Elemen tar~ (which recenily won he>! documentary al the San Francisco Internallonal Le!ib1an and Gay l'dm l'ewval), " an inspiring fea· ture doc.:umentary ahout addressing gay issues 111 elemental) school. Thi! film will he screened at OUTl·EST'96 and 01her prominent film fe!oollvals 1hroughout the fall before H!-1 theatrical release, Jan Oxenherg as the wr11er/d1rector of the critically acclaimed American Play­house prnduc11on. Thank You and Good­night She wa~ the creative consultant for The Celluloid Closet and " current!) writrng for rh e ne"' Mar11,hall Hcrsko­vu11Ed /\.\1cl 5eracs, •• Relati,it\ ,"on ABC's fall >chedule. · ~rndu cers Wendy Brauman and Michael l:hren1we 1g are princ1pal'ii in l1BS Pro­duction~ a San J·ranci"co hased firm spec1al11111g in internat1onal co-pro duct1on, and fmam.:ing . The) are the assn~ c1atc produco" of The Celluloid Closet • d1rc1.:tcd hy Academy A\\ard winners Rob l:pst~in and Jettrcy I ncdman EBS Pro­ductu~ ns is currently developing The Dari.. Lnd of !he S1...,et , a new film hy Acad· em) Av.ard '""·111ner Ste\en Olazal1 Bia1tman .ind Lhrenz'4e1g are the tound 4 1ng dirccrnr' ut IJ l·CON, lhc ln1crn.a- 11onal I 1lm hnan\;ing C.:!nference , \\ h1ch is an annual •narlet tor producc~!-1 s ... ek1n~ f1nant.:111g for independent 1 ii rns HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 5 PROCEEDS BENEFIT: The Assistance Fund Bering Care Center Body Positive The NA.\tES Project Stone Soup Tickets m•ailable at all Ticketmaster locatio11s or by calling {713) 227-ARTS 6 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 Sunaay, Sept. 1, Bpm Jamie Ro6erts presents Working Man Blues 6enefitin9 AVES ,, ~ ~ ~ . DON'T FORGET our La6or Day Buffet Sept. 2) 3-6pm ~ ~ ~ ti DON'T FORGET our Daily Specials " f ~ " 2400 Brazos . . 0 •. sdiR Houston (713) 528-9192 -'1--~ Su.naay, Au.gust 25, 7:30pm ~ . • ~ Jamie Ro6erts, Canaiaate Comin9 Sunday, for MISS TGRA '97 Se pt. 15 presents Ro6ert Harwood Wounded Heart M~·9:;i;r:s~:~;ce Star Search '96 "A night of cheatin'­drinkin' songs" ~ ~ '* " Tuesday, August 27 ?pm till ??? 6enefiting A Tliank You 9et- TGRA to9etfier for tfie Houston cliapter Denim Party Hosts from tht Staff & Mana9tmtnt " .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. Y'a[[ Come On Down! Financial Advice I would l1ko address all of you HIV·posi· t1ve readers of this column . It is impor .. tant thal you take control of your finances as you fac.:e the future. Especially now wuh the new treatment!ri and a longer life -span expectancy One very 1mponant thing you can do is to \I art a savings account for the day may come that you have to quit your job. If you 1hrnk you can survive on social security, keep in mind you w 111 only go1 $600.00 a month If you ha"e no 01her income, lel me tell you lhat doe\ not go very far. After you pay your rent and uttl111es. you m1gl11 have a hundred dolla" or lo" availabl< 10 spend tor the month . You may qualify for food stamps, and that too will help ends mret You can only have up to $2.000 m 1he bank in order 10 quality tor d1sabil11y tu:ncflls . You waru a family mernher to open an account Ill their name, one that you can CtH.1gn on. TI1at way you can put as much as poss1blt Ill to savings and still meet the Social Securuy qualifica11ons You need to t1gure out your expenses and plan a trndget For mstance. how much are you spending a month on gas or car ma an .. lenancc:·! It you have car trouble. will you have tht: money to tix u'! Many people end up selling their cars and are now depend­ing on Metro to get rhem around . Are you ready tor that'' Yuur party money will he gone. Unless you have generous friends , you can forget spending mone)' at the bars or on <Hher cnterta111rnent You can learn to have a £OtH.h1mt: w11hou1 drinking which isn c g11t1d fm your tomprom1sed immune sys- 1< m anyway You can't always depend on your parents to help you. It they can, grea t. b ul at 1hcy can't, you will have to depend on yourself M&1ny of us have older parents who are re111ed and on a limited 111come them­'"''"" Many nf 1hem havo modical con ctrn~ a\ well It you are too 111 to work, you will he 111 trouhlc You can "'ave on rent hy gc1t111g a room· mate, bul have II spelled out how much you can c.:ontribute so there will be no m1sun· der,iandings If 1hey drink 01 <lo <lrugs you may not want them around . You need Slablc friend' IO suppon you . If you noed help. ask for 11. You can gel a care icam 1hrough lh< PWA Coali11on or through several churches throughout Montrose The Bering Care Center is a place 10 go and vi'."111 wuh other folks. wa1ch TV., and havo a nico lunch. You should con1ac1 The AIDS Founda11on of Hous Ion or one of the other service providers and they can set you up with a case manager. The case manager will walk you 1hrough 1he process of geu111g the assistance you • need We are lucky to have so much availa· ble Ill our community here in Houston I gel lunch Monday lhrough Friday. I'm very gra1dul. 01herwiso I would be ea1- ing poanul huller and Jelly evory day. The moals provided by Sunshme Moals are hol and nutri11ous. At dinner lime. I usually havo a TV. dinner. They are pre11y good and tillmg. and give me my second hot meal of lhe day l"d hko 10 urgo you 10 pay off your credll cards. Credi! cards should only be used in emergencies . On a budget , it is almost 1mpossibl< 10 pay oft a high balance Don'! qu11 workmg 11 you havo a high bal· ance . My other concern I\ the high cost of medi· cme It you don't have insurance. you will he hard pre'\'."lt:<l to pay for 1t. Your rnedi­cme m1~h1 be your big~e!'l expense Many poople d<p<nd On lhe '<rVIC<S off.rod by llarr1s County a1 Thomas Street Clinic for help You may consider sellang your life 111su1ance polu.:) through a v1a1tcal company and 1ha1 1s an opuon, but one you should consider most carefully. It may not be in your best interest to do so . Research it carofully. f ho 1-.e thal my adv1(;e will hcljl you c.kudc on a course ot action for your future. It can be a comfortable future it you plan it cor­r< clly. Allornoy M11chell Kalrne offers '"!low 10"" workshop' off<ring advice on managing your finances and life with HIV/AIDS. 10 trnd ou1 more abou1 !hem pl•»• call 961-7100 Glen Wtbhtr is a puson managing htS lift and lfri1111 w//h AIDS in tht MontroSt art'a of Houston. NEU, Primer Fine Arl Show at Martin's llouston-Mar11n's Gallery will show the paintings of lwo new artists. Ann Vancas and Tod Waiers , Augus1 24 1hrough Sop! 21. Vancas and Wa1ers are true lloustonians, born and raised here and 11 " here 1ha1 1hey will exh1b11 1heir an for 1h• fir,1 11me fod Waters claim~ not co be a d1ss1dcnt or a political art 1st. but sees himself as more of an ohJectivt oh~erver of the cur ~ rent scene Drawing on a broad spectrum of tradllnrn~. he has juxtaposed mod crn1\l conceptual clements \I, uh example~ of realism , figurative and narra11ve pain11ngs . Of1en 1his JUXla­pOSllHlll and iconography 1s called •he Amorican Pop Movemenl of 1he 90s. Another member of this movement. 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"coMe..tiMe..< I Fe..e..L ike.. a \11ut~ 11 FRidAy, AUGUST 2}, 9p"1 FoR MONTROSE CliNic PsyckoTkERApy UNiT SCRUB A DRAG OUEEN EMpREss XI CRysTAl RAE LEE LovE will bE "sCRubbEd" by THE prnsoN doNATiNG THE MOST NON-pERiSHAblEs OR TOilEmiES TO STONE Soup! ~~"4~"'fie~~ M 0¥ s~. ~- 24 at 9:30~1 WEDNESDAY 9pm \'''~\t SHIELA LENNON SUNDAYS 6-lOpm Chocolate Covered Cherries Band R&B Sounds! Laura Lee Love, Empress I &. II presents shows Labor Day Weekend for the LEE LOVE FAMILY REUNION! e- ua ~ & ~ tie "-4. At.-4 ut fl#" w;. * 1100 Westheimer * 523-7217 * Busy Times for NAMES Project A number of activi- 11cs arc keeping the volunteers for the NAMES Project busy over the next several weeks as they prepare to move to a new loca· tion. They arc also get­ting ready for the showing of the AIDS Memorial Quill in October Washing· ton .DC Yard Sale Bog news for the local chap1cr is its move to a new locauon in Che· lsea Market (Mon· trose at Chelsea Place) the first week on September In prcparatrnn for 1hc move the group 1s hosting a Fmal Moving and Yard Sale on Augu<t 24th and 25th. Sam 10 5pm. They have many office otcms oncludong desks, chairs, sofa, and tables 10 select from. The sale which woll be held at their current worbhop loc11cd at 2410 Woodhead (between Fairview and Wcs­theimer) will also have fabrics, clothes, and kotchen otcms available Assistance Fund And Names Project Host Party A kick-off lo the Labor Day Wcrkend woll be a fund-raising party hostedb> The Assistance Fund and Hou'1on NAMES Project woth a holiday "Private Party·· on Wednesday, Augu'1 28 at Coty Streets on Richmond A buffet dinner. complimentary first cocktail, door prizes and a rarne woll be featured in the Stray Cats Room from 5:30pm to 8pm. The suggested dona11on is $20 for thos evening of fun. Coty Streets os at 5078 Richmond Emergency Assistance Program The People Woth AIDS Coalotion of Houston (PWACH) has added its fourth major program woth the addotoon of a grant of over $100,000 from harris County Ca lled Dircel limrrgcncy Ass1 tancc, the program l"I funded by Ryan While Tolle I federal funds. Through !hos program, elogoble clients of the Coalotoon may receive up to $500 on a one· time basis for emergency need\ such as rent. or one~way travel to move from the area . This '" the first year that the Coahtion ha\ applied for 1he g.rant, which ha) been pre~ viously di>1ded among three other agcn· cies. The Ryan While Planning Council voted 10 consolidate the program at one agency on order 10 be more client friendly, and 10 eliminate the doffocultocs or applying at more 1han one place for a~s1\l• ance. Says Executive Board President Ray West , "We are cspccoa lly proud 10 have been entrusted as the sole manager of these desperately needed funds from Hams County officials. The addotoon of th is progr am brinas us unc l c.p c lu1oc1 10 mec11ng all of the challenging and changing needs of people loving woth HIV/AIDS" The People W11h AIDS Coa l11 1on or Houston operates out of an acccs~1blc by pub lic or pr.vile transportation <lorcfronl at 3400 Montrose Blvd 1106. The building offers free parkon& The PWACH was founded on 1986 a< an organization of, by, and tor people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Three quarters of the Coall11on's volunteers are people loving w11h lllV/AIDS . fl" a 501(c)(3) organoz11ion. IN~~ c~:~ :ID~-t ~-~.:. .. '~'t'~':'~~ ~. I ~;;ated Eye o;sease ''"'"" .... '""""'OMV""""" Researcher> have stopped pa11ent enroll· ment and treatment in a l'\tudy designed lo evaluate the safety and effectovenc" of a new drug 10 treat a hhndmg eye infection common on pe11plc w11h AIDS The drug 1 MSL 109 (Pro10vor") , dod not slow the pro· gress1on of CMV re11n1t1s, the eye mfcc· uon in a cl1n1cal trial spon\ored by lhe Na11onal Eye lns111u1e (NEil of the Na11onal Institutes of Health Al the lime the <tudy WU 'lopped. 209 or the 325 pa11cn1s planned for the study had been treated Of those, approximately 401' were newly diagnosed wllh CMV rcun~ Hos and 60" had previously been doag· nosed with. and treated for, the disease. The patients were randomized lo rece ive e11her MSL I 09 or a placebo. The investigators decoded 10 terminate enrollment and treatment following the recommendation of an 1ndcpenden1 d11a and safety monitoring board. The recommendation was bucd on the lack of evidence of cffocoency or MSL 109 for the treatment of CMV rettnlllS The median time lO progression of disease was 65 days on the group treated w11h MSL 109 and 66 days on the croup takon& the pt .. who were 1akong the new drug had a higher mor1al11y rare than similar paucnh tak­ing a placebo. However. 1he meaning of this mortality d1ffcrcm:c was unclear because among th1~ same group of SIUd) paucnts there was a lower 1han expected mortality rate in 1hose given the plu:cho The mortality difference ""as nol ob,crved in pa1iencs with ncwly· d1ag no)ed CMV rct1n1us . ·These results hoghloghl the importance of conducting clinical trials to cvalu ate new therapies," u1d Dr. Carl Kupfer Na11onal Eye Ins11tu1e d 1rcctor Up to 40 percent of people w11h AIDS develop CMV reunuos. which is caused by an organism called cy1omegalovorus (CMV). Untreated. the doscasc destroys the retina, the loght·scnsong t"suc that loncs the back of the eye and os crucial for vision. People w11h AIDS are among those most vulnerable 10 CMV. bccau~c their weak· ened immune sys1ems arc unable to rc~1st po1cn11ally harmful organ.,ms Mo'1 people have been expo•cd 10 CMV, but 1hc1r healthy immune syHcm, do not allow infections 10 develop . HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 9 10 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 Catch The Bering Spirit A Place for Everyone BERING MEMORIAL UNITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 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 ....... 9:30 am Sunday Worship ... 10:50 am (713) 526-1017 August 23 7:00pm MUSICAL FRIDAY NIGHT "Showboat" Thurs., September 5, 7:00pm POT LUCK DINNER Please bring food Community Concerns: Stress Reduction Workshop Thurs., September 12, 7:30pm Prayers for Healing Fri., September 13, 7:00pm MOVIETIME FRIDAY NIGHT and Anointing "Philadelphia" Movies provided courtesy of LOBO Rev Janet Paricr (Paid Advcr11c;cmcnt) ASK THE PASTOR Q: "Wiry is ii so difficult for a gay Christian to share their /ait/r wit fr others who are gay? It uems that many gay people are not open to hear unythi11g that has to do with God? Is it because they are guy, or ju11 becau1e they are not interested in anything religious?" A. One of the most difficult thongs for an) gay person to do is to work through the issue of being gay and bemg okay The reason for this is that many negative, con­demning messages have been given to them through the church and society. For people "'ho come from a relig­ious background, or a Christian home, th1> may present many struggles in the form of self-acceptance, self-esteem and self-wonh Most people in general will struggle with getung a good self-image. For a gay person, this as sometimes magnified because of the pressure from the church and society. When you begin to share your faith with another gay person , try and be sensitive to "'hY they might be resistant. There could be many factors. It may have nothing to do with God, but only with accepting themselves. It is very hard to receive love from someone when you don't love yourself. When people think about God, they may thmk that they must be wonhy to receive God's love. If a person 1s battling feeling unworthy, they will clam up and be defensive. What you must reali1e 1s that this reaction is not about you. but about the struggles they are facing inside them­selves. II is important for a gay Christian to remember any struggles they went through to get to the place where they felt okay and had a peace onside ---- about being gay, and about just being okay as a human being. Every person must come to the place of feeling that they are "'onhy of being loved ~ost of us fall on either side of the spectrum. Some of us feel such low self-esteem and "'orthless. Others on the other side of the spectrum ore full of pride, are over confident, and are self-sufficient "'lthout a need for God. The balance is to be some­where in bcl\\een Human beings "ere created to worship something. God intended for us to worship God, our Creator. If people resist what you have to say about God. they are proba­bly \l.Orsh1ppmg something or someone else There are man). many different things in this "orld that"' ill lure you into worshipping it. People caught in the area of self­suffic1ency, w see no need for God. They have become their god !'hose who be­lie\ e they are not wonhy of God's love, get hooked on do mg good deeds and being "works" focused Performance becomes their god Let me encourage you not to stop sharing your faith. What you may want to do is begm meeting a person where they are. and find out "'hat their Journey of faith has been like. Walk "''th them for a while and see what their needs are. God "ill sho" you ho"' to share "'hat God has d<'ne for )OU. It should be a natural process. Evan­gelism IS about bemg a friend: .... ne an.1ther IF ) OU \\OULD LIKE TO ASK THE PASTOR A QUFSTI0 '.11, \ .. RITE: REV. JA..,ET PARKER, M ARA"iATHA F ELLOW~ HIP ~1C C, P.O. BOX 667032, HOU TO.._, T X. 77266-7932 I Church Calendar of Events Friday-8123 • "Your Sacred Self"-s1udy group U\mg lhe best seller by Wayne Oyer COME learn more about your ucred self. sacred Sl\len & broth · crs. & the sa;;:red. lovmg Creator GoJ who made 11 so At Kingdom Commun11y Chun:h 862-7533 • Catholic Mass al 10 00 am a1 and Musical~ Fri· day N1te at 7 pm at Kolbe Pro1ec1 522-8182 Saturday-8124 • Services al 7 30 pm al D11n11y Churd 880~ 2872 Sunday-8125 • Maranuha Fellowship Metropoluan Church Servu:es 0 A Study in the Gospel of Marl"" and "'The 'l' Factor.'" ~How 10 be a posi· 11ve influence on others as a -wuneu for Christ) at 10.00 am Pnuse and Worship, Ministry of the Word, Drama and Personal M1n1s1ry II 00 am at Marana1h1 Fellow:i.h1p S28-6756 • MCCR -wonh1p sen1cu 9:00 am &c. II :00 am 861-9t49 • Wor)h1p Service 11 :00 am at Faith and Hope Fellowship 773-4429 • Grace Lutheran Churd Sunday school for all ages at 9 30 am Wonh1p Scrvtce 11 10 30 am S28· 3269 • F1rs1 Unitarian Un1versalls1 C'hurch Sun· day Serv.c:es at 9 30 am and 11 30 am S26-S200 • ServK.es II S 30 pm D1gn11y Church 880-2872 • Community Gospel Church worship service 11 t LOO am & 7 00 pm 880-923.1 • Houuon Mission Church worship service at 10 30 am .129-822.1 • Kingdom Commun11y Church worship serv· ice 11 ll 00 am Sunday School 11 10 00 am 862· 7533 •'The Celestine Prophecy. An Ex.pen· enual Guide " at lO 00 am • Ecumenical Catholic Church Mau at 10·15 am 526 809~ • Covenant Bap1ut Church Wouh1p 1rrv1cc I 30 pm and education hour ac 3 00 pm 668-8830 • Bering Memorial l 'n11ed Me1hod1s1 Church Worship scr\11Cc 10 $0 .1m Seekers class 9 15 am 526· 1017 Monday-8126 KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH Catch a gl1mpoc of the Kmgdom of God Sunday School - tO AM Sunday Wonh1p Scl'Vlce - ll A M Wcdnadays= A Counie in M1rac:IC5 '"' 7-.30 PM. 4404 BIOllOf'n at SOOV'Cr 7t:Hl62-7.133 5LINDAY 11 ~ ~~J~P~ An evangelical ministry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word. Bible Class: 10-am 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 {Handicap accessible) {Montrose at Hawthorne) F<lr info on weekly home group>, call 528-6756 I • Calholic Mass at 7 30 pm KQlbe ProJecl 522 8182 • MCCR Handhcll ChQ1r Rehearsal al 1 00 pm 86t 9t49 1 Tuesday-812 7 • MCCR Empowerment for Living ~upport group & pol luclo. dinner a1 6 00 pm, Gloryland Singers 11 8 00 pm, The Gospel f:no;cmhlc at 6 00 pm 86 1·9149 •PROTECT meecs al Benng Church 520-7870 • Small home groups meec to sing, ~hare 1he1r faith and pray for one another al 7 30 pm These groups arc open 10 all people Maranitha Fcllow,h1p at 528-6756 for locauon each week Wednesday-8128 • MCCR Bible Study 7 30 pm 86t 09t49 • Worship Scr\ltee 7 30 pm at Faith and Hope Fello'4sh1p 773-4429 • MCCR Jub1la11on Mtud Ensemble meets at 6 30 pm Midweek uplift ser\11ce at 7 00 pm. Bible Study, Lecture Sene1. &:. Choir Rehears.al 7 30 pm 86t 9t49 • .. A Course in M1racles"-Study Group u.ing 1he book, publnhed by 1hc Foundaoon for Inner Peace. which IS aimed at remo\lrng the blocks to our awareness of one's presence Kingdom Community Church 7 30 pm 862 ~ 7.133 . • Ecumenical Ca1hohc Church Mass at 7:00 pm .126-809.1 • Small home groups meet 10 sing, share their fauh ~nd pray for one another at 7 30 pm These groups arc open to all people Marana lha Fellowship at 528-6756 for location each week. Thursday-8128 • Bible Study 7 Pm At Faith And Hope Fellowship 77 3 4429 • Commun11y Go1.pel Church wonh1p ser\11ce 7 30 pm 8M0·9JB • Healing Scrv11;e and Anointing at Kolbe Pro~ iec1. 7 JOpm .122 8182 • AIDS Affec1ed Group mccu ill Community GQspcl Church 7 00 pm tom Q2.H • Bible Study •I MCCR 7 30 pm 861 ·•149 If •ou WWII an tvtnt luttd 1n lhu surwn, pltcJU call 'SlCJ -.;4yn Ottl lti11 VOU, 11 C11H tkut tb lOVlllO EXPERIENCE. Servint tht Gay, lu~lu, Bl-um I r.1111mitf tf C1th11iu & Fri1n41. Bm111 1 p1rt tf Di9nity U.S.A. SERVICES S•turdays 7:30 pm Traditional Mass lnclualve lturgy celebreted. Cal and pre11 4 for ow Social Evenlt r. Schedule•. Todot blenvenldoal (Full details in ~5 - ~ Gay and lesbian Yellow Pages) In t he Heights 1307 Yale St e. H Phone 880-2872 COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH ''A ~ '811dt - .L~' 50t E. 18th Columbia • Houston, TX *Sun. • ll:OOam PRAISE & WORSHIP Sun. • 7:00pm EVENING SERVICE Tues. • 7:00pm AIDS Affected Group Thurs • 7:30pm MIDWEEK SERVICE • Signed tfor the Deaf ~ - e""-4e~ {713) 11()-9235 PLAIN SPEAKING Now let's get this straight-if you ·11 pardon the cxprcssion­B1ll Clinton 1s a "new" Demo­crat busily pre-empting 1he old Republican 1deaS' Bob Do le really docs have a heart and 1he Republicans arc lhc party of 1nclus1on-Gcorgc McGov­ern, where are you now-and Ross Pero! is. well. Ross Pcror. And 1hal's nor 10 exclude Ralph Nader who JUSI caplurcd 1hc Green Party nod for president (has any gay leader suggcs1cd 1hc pink party or lhc lavender party­nah, 1ha1's nol our concep1 of "party" by wharcvcr color). Next, Dole and hos latest s1dc­k1ck, Jack Kemp. with calcu­lalcd disdain, deny having read 1hcor party's plarform. let alone feel any loyalty to it's harsh designs. Nader disowned his new allies' wrillcn effort and Perot paid for hos plalform. No doub1 by Larry Lingle Clln1on will have a wrn1en doc- Happv Birthday You luckv Basset' umenl tailored to his cam­paign Boll Clinton, 1hc New Democra1, approved reformed welfare, hawks a bal · anced budgc1, figh1s crime in lhe siree" and the ~chools-all ideas once conMd­cred Republican 1crr11ory. al lcasi by the GOP. Kemp, who puts passion into an otherwise Dole campaign, even pre­empled for lhe Republicans such Demo­cratic icon~ a!. llarry Truman, John F Kennedy who. according t<l Kemp, would not rccngn11e the Clinton Democracy lruman would have rcspomlcd not only "no .. but .. hell no" lO \Uch annexation to such an elitist body rwl 11 1c as the curren t Republican Party, to say noth ing ot 11s rel1grnu .. sclf·righteousness which the Mis '«lUrtan would have railed aga1mil wuh all 1he vigor he was ••pended on lhe Do-Nolh· 1ng Congre" Say '-"hat you will about Clinton s move to the center. at lcu1 he ha~ the good sense nut to annex. ras1 Rcpublu;an heroes, the likes of such as Calvrn C'oollJgc. War rcn G llarding l!erben Hoover, Tho· ma$ I· Dewey. Robert A. Tall Jr., Dw1gh1 D. J·15enhower, Ronald Reagan. George llu>h or 1he clcveresl of 1he 101- and lhe b1gges1 crook-Richard Mil · house Nmrn No. none ot 1hese good old hoy• could ever be pl•ced al 1he cen1er of 1hc poluical spectrum, 1hen or now. Whal are the hurning issues coming ou1 of the Republican convention and on the eve of 1he l)emocra1ic bash 1n Cl11- cago nexl week'! Well . the new center ot Dole's campaign 1s his tax cut which revived 1hc 1ac1ics of Reagan on 1980 bur which even 1hc polls show 1ha1 Amero cans apparently aren't sold on this tact1t: now The <llher bog issue coming our of San Diego " 1ha1 ol "charac1er The Repuh l u;an~ say tha1 they disavow nega11vc camp11gn1ng bur 1ha1 1heor bog issue " !he fine character of Bob Dole llowever, 11 doe~n·c take an MBA degree to see the ctintrast implied wuh the character of the s1111ng pres1den1 If nothing else, o.,1Je can wei~h in with his age as a restraint on the lrnd of sexual escapades alleged agaonsl Clin1on. So we have a t:ampa1gn unfolding rn whit.:h the 1np three candidates, Dole, Clln1on Jnd Pcrol. all support some form ul 1ax hreak. some approach IO a ha lanced hudgc1 , cath with a ver..,ion of elcc.:11011 rtlorrn, .and all three suppor11ng ma111· u111111g lhl· na11onal defense. AnJ lhc Rcpuhl1cans now rhe pany ot inclusion arc tal1ng che baule lor minor 11y votes directly to the Demo­crats I hey paraded Cohn Pov.ell before the n.lt1on ;111J .even let lum menuon those verho1en words. att1rmatl\·C' <1Ct1<>n and pro ~ho1cc on .1hort1tm. before <1 con ven11on foiled wuh persons nor only opposed 10 those pos1t1ons. bur rabidly so. Then I hey displayed a black. conscr­v a 11 ve m 1111ster·congressman, for· mer foo1ball s1ar from Ollahoma. They would have dragged our Clarence Tho­mas but. for once, even that partisan JUdgc realized 1hc 1napproproa1cness of the occasion The well-\cropied Republican conven- 11on attempled to pre .. ent 11~ best face to Che Y1ewing public-thus no Pat Buchanan, in tact, no leading spokes· person from the- rehgiou .. right The plat· form itself Wh approved durrng a drowsy afternoon sesswn lh1s also mean1 that '01t1C r n 11t n a n1 m o m C'nl o;. nusscd included annrhcr appearanc.:c hy Mary hsher, and AIDS ac11vos1, w11h a l111le blacl girl w11h AIDS-her arrival al lhe conven Iron actually produced one of the more. lellong p1c1ures-s1and111g w11h her arm' raised as a metal deteclor scanned her body l·ranlly, like many' tlcctwns hetore th1., the carnp:ugn 1s not dri.,,en h) ideas or pol- 1c1es hut lly polls and locus groups. All lhe attentwn of lhc Republicans afcer 1he1r convention was nol the J1sc.onrcn1 of lhe Chrostoan Coahtoon over being fro- 1en oul of lhe speeches, bur how big a boo,t did Dole gel on lhe poll,. And, then, which poll 1s more accurate Even Perot and hos Reform Parry. mee11ng on 1"0 consecutive weekends 111 rwo diverse locat1ons. centered on 1he pseudo baule be1ween Pero1 and Lamm wuh hnle or no men11on of a pla1form .. And, unlike the Republican delobcra­tion'.' o before their convent1on, the Dem­oc.: rats gathered 111 Chicago 10 work out ~heir platform are ge11111g only a pass· mg notice There are no halites 1here So what does the campaign hoil do"' n to at this pornl'! Dole b running 3\ Reagan including lhe once d1scred1ted sup ply-side voodoo, on a platform of mclu 'dOn even a~ they cut welfare. )launch 1he flow of 1mm1gran1~. undercut public educa11on with private voucher<.. demon1ze unions, and slam the door on Gays. The bog winner> al San Diego were all 1he lobbying group' h<"ling lhe ley dele gates heyond 1he glare of the tclc\iision cameras. And, 10 a lesser extent, 1h1s will he true 111 \hKago. While mut:h of <:orpo­ratc Amcrrca, partic.:ularly lllhac..:o, ha. bough! '""' 1he GOP bog 1cn1- hell, !hey buugh1 1hc big 1en1- unions and cor JlOlalc Jlollyvoood holJ SV03) In C°hl· cago rhc bi& losers •s always arc 1ha1 v.au mu.Idle giuund ot -\mencJ which pays us laxes Ines to pay ·t~ hills reh,g musly votl• lour ytuS,_,ilnJ seldom I' heard <1fter the h.allotli are counted Ye\ dcmoc.:racy's l.ut gre<1t hupe . HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 11 all the BESTSELLING lubricants and condoms can be found at LOBO and at a price lower than dare we say it? - W~! 7 13 -522-5156 LABOR DAY WEEKEND* LABOR DAY WEEKEND Q z f.1.l ::.::: f.1.l f.1.l ~ Q z f.1.l ::.::: llJ llJ ~ ~ Q ~ 0 a::i <!'. -l LABOR DAY WEEKEND r­:> to 0 ::ti 0 :> -< ~ rr: rr: ;:>::: rr: z 0 * LABOR DAY WEEKEND 12 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 No league· just take off your shoes and JUMP IN! • Cl.YI l"""'""'11s • Pool Lragues • • C&W Dance Lessons • Retr0 Disco M.Jsic • Four Bars •Four Moods •For You! ~ 1~V 9200 Buffalo Speedway • (713) 666-3464 • 666-3356 • FREE, Patrolled, Well-lit Parking for 300• Cars • b) .\ann Ford fapp an bi-wetkfr m th~ Houston i mcel 'Thtrt is a timt for work And a timt for lo\.·t That ltO'-'tS no othtr timt- .. Coco Chane l As a result of a nasty nightmare m which I was being c hased through Houston by Mattres~ Mac (who was try mg to set fire to me with an Olympic torch.) I was recently challenged (which is so much more civ1 .. hzed than being dared) to endure 48-hour period of lime without any son of mfor .. mat1onal fix. No TV, newspaper. faxes or cyber-s.pacing out In most cases a challenge-in this case a double-dog challe nge-wouldn't int 11n· idate me. Keer 111 mind this would he n() e-Jsy tas.k for a woman who grew up thmkmg Lucy Ricardo was her mothec But let me tell you whar. even though I found i:real pleasure m focusing my eyes and atten uon on something other than a 25-inch glowmg screen. I will never do that again A girl n11sses way too mul'.h. Hand me the remote. Now Upon re1urn111g to the land of cahlt! ancJ p1c1ure·in·p1c1ure, I learned I haJ missed one of the h1gge~t 1t not most 111tr1· gumg news Moues of the year No, I'm not talking about the Dole-Kemp alliance. (Though I nottce th.It the>·'ve heen emhrac· mg and holding hands in puhllc way too much tor two men who are les~ than !.Upptlr· tJ'e ot gay rights.) No I'm talking ahout the three year nld hoy who tell into an an imal hah 1tal at BrooltielJ Zoo 111 Chicago l·or henct1t of those ot you who had perhap' also accep1eJ similar no-media-zone chal· lenges and therefore, n11ssed th1~ news, I'll reh3'h: a temale gorilla is ~eing touted by 5ome as having rescued the fallen boy trom turthcr harm. It seems that. upon fallmg 18 lcc-t 1hrnu gh the ra iling 11110 the pll, the boy ""'scooped up 111 the an11> of th" ma111a gorilla. She then cradled the unconsc1ous tot tor a momem. and then la1J hun gently anJ satdy on the boulders near lhe human enuance to 1he p11. Homo Sap .. 1ens then rcu1eved the hoy, who 1s ex.petted to completely recover phys1 .. call} (1! 'ol emot1onally ) Had II been me, I probably would have wakened "1th a headache v.onJc11ng "hy the heck Roddy MacDowell "'"' rock111g me 111 his arms. Tuts incident has raised a numher ol ques· uons ahout evolution the inna1e nur turrng capacity of mammals (dolphins have been known for their share of good c.Jeeds, 100) anc.J lhe wisdom of re1urning to the use of chicken wire as a preventa- 11vc measure Then there's the matter of whe1her or not the zoo should invoice 1he boy's parenrs for day·care services Other bulletrns I missed while commun· ing with nature • Oprah Winfrey told Tyra Banks, on national lelevision, that her breasts are " u nbelievab le," (-Tyra's breasts, not Oprah's own hreasls.) Is it JUSt me, or is II mdicative to you, too, that not only ts Oprah no longer c.Ja1ing S1cadman -she's checkin' racks! Supermodel racks, no less! Cool! Chalk up anolher female talk !'ohow hosl as a pou:nt1al family member (Speaking of which, my mother called fut week. asking 1f' I'd ever seen ..... 1ha1 new talk <how with Ro<ie 0 ·Donahue'/ Nancy I don t what it is. hut ~omethmg about her reminds me of you ." Swear co God, th1" 1"' what she said. Verha11111 llmmm .. I won c.Jer what thar •• .. 0111cth111g .. could ht. .. , Wuh this, my mo1he1 has hecnme the firM c.Jec1dedly straight woman 111 re<.:ordeJ history to exh1hit signs of pnssess111g gaydar.) " And ~peaking nt "'upermudels Kathy Ireland has become the first one 10 hurp on commercial telev1s1011, 111 a Baked Lay's ad_ She 1nsP .. ts thar it's a great way to get a1ten11on. hav111g learned that fact the hard way as a resull ot growmg up with a bu nch of brothers. It Kathy's brothers are anywhere near as gross as my broth­ers, expect her to lilm a 'equel plugging Lay's Bean Dip • Even more evidence has been c.Jiscov ered ~upport i ng the existence of life on M ars Now let ·, ~~an: h lor 1 1g n -t o l Ille 111 ----l Wash111gton . intelligent fife. tha1 i> GOP VP wanna be Jae~ Kemp s tated th1> weekc::nd that he didn't know Abraham Lrncoln personally, hut that Bill Cl1n ton was no Ahraham l.111coln. Perhaps he should ask Boh Dole tor a more personal recollecriun Nanq Ford iJ a l/moton-ha.u:d nm1edwn and writer. She hoHJ friends FeH 96, a three till}' music ,·ome,h •. \fWrts,and enttrt11i11mtnt <"tunp111x extrU\'ll· xanza Ort 4 6 ,,, Dripping Spring.•, re'<ll.\ For more 111/ornwtion. rull 5121 894 0567 Helping Hands across Houston Cameron (Mr Gay Space City All Amer· ican) presents a benefit show for the Bering Care Activity Center on Sun· day, Srpt 8 The show will be hosied by Cameron and Roxanne Lee Love. E/J 's (2517 Ralph) 1s the place to be starung at 9pm There will be food provided wnh a S2 donation To have a chance 10 win Door Pri1cs you have to .\how your vorer"s reg istra1ion card or register to vote Cameron has gone to the ex.tra eUort of being depu11zrd as an offlc1al Harris County Voter Registrar Door pnze donations are thus far hemg sponsored by Tuxedos ETC • Pinn1kcl The Pot Pie, Basic Brothen, World New5 Stand and 1!1gh Volume Records and Tapes Food will be provided by Ronald Dix.on Scheduled Performers are Cam eron, Roxanne Lee Love Tori Savage Pa1v1 I re I ove fara Dion Mtchaelay Oscar Paredes W1f11am Smith, Brandon Mart•n and host of other local celebri ties Add111onal caSI members will ~e announced as .:onhrmed ·1 \\ar.I eve'l")One to come OUI and hep support m) efforts w raise monc) lor th1 wor1'iy orsanizJ11on and for us to rnoh1 I ze our commum~ lo use the po" er of our 1 vote;· expressed Cameron. Mr Ga\ Spa£t Clh All Amertcan, Cameron hill gladl\ reguter \'OU to vote' Anyone who " uld Ille to donate uems as door prizes or ~ho are snleres1ed m offer rng their talents m perfirm•ng should call UO 0 ,8 Tht'i 1s gorng lo be one l 1 lhc most tabu lous !ihov.s of the year,' promises Carn eron HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 13 Gay Paper sued by American Indian Ministries Baltomore, MD-"On behalf of relog· 1ous persons who oppose homoscxual­oty," Ellos Hadey Barber of the South Carolina-based International Amer­ican Indian Monostries (IAIM) has filed a lawsuit in Howard Counly District Court against the Baltimore Gay Paper (BGP) for slander and defamacion In a cwo page scacemenc filed wich Che law­su 11, Barber alleges thac che BGP has denied him the free exercise of religion by slandering and defaming persons who oppose homosexuality. Despite that declaration. Barber does not de1a1I any specific instance in which lhe papor has defamed or slandered horn fhc IAIM maintains a local chapter ofloce on Columbia, Maryland , accord· mg to Barber. who ~ays the local group has The Perfect Barbie Outfit HOUSTON-Macy's, Nicole Miller and Barbie arc pleased co hose che Design che Perfect Barbie Ou1fi1 Conces!, which will be held from Saturday, Augusc 17 through Sunday, Sept. 15 in 1he Children's Department of all Houscon-area Macy's stores. Children ages 4-14 are inviced co stop by che Children's Depl. 10 pick up cheir concesi balloc, on which they will draw cheir "dream" Barbie oucfic Con- 1es1an1s are encouraged 10 be as detailed as possible, showing color preferences and even fabric choices if desired. Two winners will be selected and woll have cheir "dream"' design manufac1urcd for her Barbie by Nicole Miller, and will receive a $2,500 scholarship There 1s no purchase necessary 10 enter the con1es1 . for additional infurmacion regarding lhe Design The Perlecc Barbie Ou1fo1 Concesc ac Macy 's, please call the Macy's Special Evencs Office at 968-1523 OK, if )'l>U are readi11g this papa you ar. probab/\' 101> old ro rntu 1his conres1. so 111.1tead. und vour Drag Doll Outfi1 Dt.<tgn(s) 10 rtie lfou.<ton Voice Wt will feature a .<eluted few eury no"' and then 111 f11111re issuts. No prius. JU.II fun • They'll help ~ you with . your overdue • returns, explain your payment opuons, and help get your refund 1r you're due money back. But don't watt. the IRS is looking hard at people who aren't filmg their taxes or ; answenng IRS ~ ~ nonces. ~ ~~ ~ Do it naw ... adl ~ 1-800-829-1040. " It's in ymu intenst. approxomaccly 1000 members. In his pet1t1on, Barber writes, .. The act of homosexuality 1s still criminal in its action and v1ola1cs state laws and fed­eral laws These accors (soc) are forbid­den by partners of chc opposite sex, and forbidden woth same sex. The odea thac homosexuals can slander and defamed (sic) persons opposing what os crimi­nal 1s slanderous and denies many con­sc11u1ional roghcs.'" Among che rights Barber loses chat Che BGP is denying him are• "'free exercise of religion. free · dom of choice and freedom of speech '" He goes on to slate that .. homosexual­uy requires a death penalty from God for all concerned par111:s .. man) of these homo~exuah are under hundreds and thou~ands of death penalties:· .. We are nol executing homosexuals we arc separacing from chem, of they choose co repent and pray, 1hey have homosexual churches and m1nistr1es they can go to, we do not want to associate w11h 1heor kinds" Barber os seeking $9,999.99 for each inscance of slander. He also os demand­ing an "open apology and no further scraighc bashing by chese homosexual beings" During a brief telephone con\lcrsa· cion on July 30. Barber called cho !AIM "a sc1ent1f1c Chr1~tun c1v1I rights organization .. ··we will v1gorou\I) defend ourselves agarn!>t this lawsu 1;· commented BGP Managong Edotor ~fole Chase. "We fully believe Mr. Barbers $UH 1~ \\uh out ment and is a waste of the court's lime." A Sept. 30 mal has been sec and the BGP woll be represen1cd on a pro bono basis by auorney Randy Knepper Mr. Knepper has filed a motion ask.mg the court to dis· miss che sun One ground os chat Mr. Bar­ber has no standing co sue on behalf of religious people who oppose homosex­ualicy. The second basis os che failure of Barber co scare a claim. The chord os che absence of any specofoc example of def­amation. The BGP " Maryland s largesc gay newspaper Yrllh a readership exceed· ing 35,000 Published by the Newspa­per Commncee of the Gay and Lesbian Communll} Cencer of Balc1more , che paper has \Crved the state's lesbian and ga) community for more than 17 )ears. HAPPY HOUR 4PM·8PM •s..25 WELLDRINKI •s..50 DOMEITIC BEER T S~Ue~otUe A HOUSTON VOICE 14 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 GOP continued ... (('ont1"Wdfronopag< f) polls, the end result was less than informati'te. There are many dofTerent viewpoints in both panics. That was not apparent at the Republican convention, nor is it likely to be so at the Democratic convention that stans up August 26. The selection of Jack Kemp as Bob Dole's Vice President was the only surprising revelation during the whole convention period The highlight of the entire con\oention was the unconventional address administered by Elizabeth Dole. She demonstrated "ith verve her political acumen and IS by far "Ir Dole's best political asset He would be "'Se to use her during the campaign quite frequently Dole deli.cred her speech on the con• entoon floor rather than from the podium and did so without the benefit of a teleprompter Her performance "as astounding and refreshing. As for the gay and lesbian community, we were non existent. Not one single spee'h addressed ga) and lesbian issues with the e.ception of Mat) Fisher, Y.ho gave a stirring speech concerning AIDS research and funding Of course, considering the ill-fated 1992 GOP convention in Houston where gay bash mg Y.as the norm, our community fared quite Y.ell There was not one utterance of gay bashing during the entire four days the con.cnt1on was convening. ACT vP protesters clashed t"occ "'th supponers of Pat Buchanan, forcing officers to form a human barricade separating the protesters. but there \\ere no reported injuries or arrests. Bob Dole has indicated he "welcomed" the suppon and endorsement of Log Cabin, the gay Republican group While, that in itself is surprising, ot demonstrates that our community has its work cut out for us, if we intend to make inroads onto the Republican pany The major theme of the Republican convention y,as taxes. The Dole/Kemp ticket "ill campaign on an economic package that reduces taxes 15° o over 3 years and drops the capital gains tax from 28°0 to 14°0. The ticket promises to make ot the primat) campaign issue and for good reason Taxes are one of \ the most imponant issues to the electorate Whether or not the pany can ride to 'ictot) on that issue alone remains to be seen. 1 All in all, the con.ention pro•ided the electorate Y.lth an elaborate production I similar to an infomercial. The public is left to decipher political salesmanship from reality I The most disappointing element was the lack of proper debate. Debate is good for morale and imperative for proper polotocal growth. It also encourages compromise and politics \\-ithout compromise is non-productive. When the Democrats convene next week it is unlikely that they "'II publicly display their points of contention Y.oth one another as well. Unfonunately, the public loses a chance to grasp the s1gn1ficance of the political process They do have the final say however and they Y.ill dell\Cr theor •erdict on November 5 Air Force continued ... I( ontm~d from page I) of the military, those who bring them had better be prepared to back them up." \Is. Dillard testified that she and l\ls. II.leeks began having a sexual relationship in Virginia on 1992 and continued after \1s. Meeks transferred to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas Ms. Dillard claims she eventually moved to San Antonio at the request of \Is. II.leeks and \las "her y,jfe, essentially• Ttgar ho\\e\er, saidJUSt because \1s. \feels let Ms Dillard li.c tn her home while \Is. Dillard did free-lance Y.ork and studied for an exam to enter medical school did not mean the two had an affair \Is. Dillard testified the relat1onsh1p began crumbling on 1994 and that a female air force officer became 1molved with \Is. \leeks. Jome Isner, a prosecution Yf1tness and longtime friend of \ls.Dillard. said she attended an "engagement pany" for the two "omen on April 1992 and that she once sa" Ms. \leeks kissing Ms Dillard's chest Tigar, ho"ever, questioned the authenticity of 1he letters nnd argued that written words are not eviden<e of gay sex. T ogar also argued that even if Jurors believed l\ls. Meeks is gay but didn't think she committed sodomy, they would have to acquit her. Juror>. all officers of higher rank than Ms. \leeks, issued a "courageous judgment" that should encourage "all members of the military to seek only to serve their country honorabl) and to do so w othout undue and unwarranted pt) mg into their private li•es, Tigar stated. Ms. l\leeks could ha•e faced dismissal from the military, loss of her retirement benefits and up to eight )CllTS tn a milotal') jail of she had been c.>nv1cted She had refu;ed a plea bargain offer by prosecutors that she plead guilty to an assault charge \the gun threau. An officer ""h 19 y·ears of active-duty se,.ice, \1s. Meeks declined to discuss her militar) future or her :;exual orientation. The government's policy against Gays in the molitar) "as highlighted in the case of Colonel \largarethe Cammermeyer She "as dismissed from militat) dut) in I 9'12 due to the ban. In her challenge to be reinstated, federal district coun judge Thomas S. Zolly ruled that the Go.crnment had discriminated \Is. Dollard testified theor "intense" relationship included oral sex and that \1s. Meeks wrote about ot on letters and cards she sent her "Those arc not the letters that a friend would send to a friend. Those •<ere pas51onate letters that one lover "ould send 10 against her solely because of her status as a another," prosecutor \laJ James L. Flanner) homosexual and failed to demonstrate a argued. rationale basis for doing so. Walgreens continued. (Contm.,dfrom pap/) such as the Houston Voice would not be allo"ed "as "because it was here before " He argued that they cou Id not let the Voice be there because then they "ould have to let all the pubhcatlons, such as The Houston Press and Public -.ews, etc. be distributed He had no response to m) statement that I knew for a fact that The Voice had been distributed at the store. at IC3St at the old location. because that os \\ere I used to pock II up We at The Houston \ oice feel that it is totally unfair to allo" one magazine and not other community publocatoons. It is a violation of our constitutional rights of free speech. We are asking the community to suppon pla.:ement of 1 he Houston Voice at the Walgrcens Store. If you are a customer there, please ask them to cart) The Houston \ oice Pubhcauons are sometimes restricted based on grounds of "community standards". Walgreens needs to kno" that community standards tn \lontrose and the Lesb1anr Gay Bisexual Transgendercd Community means •fairness• Rough Night at the Remo Room Radio Music Thea­tre is proud to announce the pre ­miere of us brand new comedy Rough Night at the Remo Room by Steve Farrell The show stars RMT reg­u I a rs Rich Mills. Vicki Farrell and writer/ director Steve Farrell as "The Fertlc Fam­ily " a large clan of 51ng1ng Baptists from the tony town of Dumpster, Texas In tht~ new adventure ••big crty" problems The wacky Futlt Faml('t' iJ at ti again at Radin Mu.uc rhtarrt have come to town in the form of crime, drug< , and even a homeless man' To male matter\ worse the unontellogoble Doc Moore os try­ing to deliver some urgent news, but no one can understand hom. The end result os a fun night of laughs, music , and more strange characters than you could fit on a Winnebago. Rough Night a t the Remo Room pre­mieres August 29th. then follows the usual RMT performance schedule woth shows every Thuf'day and Friday at 8 30pm and Saturday at 8 ·30 and 10 50pm. Champagnes. wine>. beers, cappuccino, and munchies arc avail· able throughout the show Adnmsoon is $14 .00 and reservations arc required. Tickets may be purch3'ed on advance at Radio Music Theatre (2623 Colqu1t1, near Richmond and Kirby) , or by calling the theatre box office at 522-7722. Justice Delivered The Justice Department reached agreements "Ith an lllonoi<·based moving company and one of 11' local agents that allegedly refused to help two Ph1ladelph1a re\ldents move bccau"'c a neighbor with AIDS wa' prc~­ent at the moving site The agreements, which were reached June 27, resolve a complaint hied by the Justice Department last October on the US D"troct Court on Pholadelphoa. The complaont alleged 1hat on July 1994 , the Bek ms Van l.111cs Company of Hill · side Illinois and Schlloer Enter­prises, Inc , Its local agent on Ph1la­delph1a, violated the Americans woth D1'abll111e' Act (ADA) by refu"ng "'crvice to two ind1\'1duals who were moving from Pholadelph1a to Scot ­tsdale. Ar11ona According to the complaint, a Bel111s­crew arroved at the home of David Homan and began to asse" the property to he moved . Allegedly, when the company employees encountered a neighbor whom they believed had AIDS they refu,ed to load any of the belongings . There is no evidence that AIDS can be transmitted through ca,ual 'ontact. 'Tim agreement woll help 'end a me\· sage lO hu,messes that ll 1s unlawful to d1scr1minate against a per11on bc,ause they or their associate\ are infected w11h AIDS or the lllV vorus ," 11a1d Deval L Patru:k Assistant Anor­ney tor Covil Rights. Bekor.sVan I.ones of lllonoos has agreed to include a poltcy statement in 1ts pro· cedural manual lhat adc.Jres~es the 1ransm1Slllitons ot 1ntect1ous <l1\· ea<e< oncludmg HIV/AIDS 111 relatoon to the packing , loading and tran,por talion ol houc..ehold goods lh1' man-ual '" d1'!itr1hutcd to each ot Bekins' more than 400 agents around the coun try In addotoon, the company h3' agreed to pay David Churchill, the ondovodual woth AIDS SIZ,000 and Robert Ro,en­baum and David Homan, the 1nd1v1du· als whose helongings were to he tram11· ported. SI0,500 and $7,500, re<pcc - 11vely. Under a 'eparate agreement, the local Pholadelphoa afloloate, Schlloer Enterpri,es Inc , will adopt the parent 'ompany ' s non-discr1m1nat1on policy and woll en,ure that 11' Opera uons Manager and current d1>pa1ch­ers auend educational seminars about the ADA. The local company woll al'o pay $14 ,500 to the US Govern­ment Tule Ill of the ADA prohobll' hu"· ne!!.ses from d1scriminatrng aga111'it persons who have an J\\Oc1at1on with 1nd1voduah with d1Sabol111es . Ternng posuove for HIV or having AIDS os considered a d"aboloty under the ADA. In 1994, the JuH1ce Department reached an ADA 'ettlement w 1th the Pholadelphoa Emergency Medical Services alter they refu,ed servu;e!!. to an in1ured ind1v1dual with AIDS The Department aho reached seulemcnt' with dentists m Houston, New Orlean~ and Connecticut who refused to treat patients who were HIV posouvc or had AIDS According to the Centers tor Di...ea11c Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS can only he transmitted hy 'exual con tact with an intected ind1v1dual , expo- 11ure to infected hlood 01 hloo<l prod ucts, and from an infected pregnant woman to the cmhryo Guidelines for community organizations or individual wrilcrs inti:n:sted in having articles printed in ·r he I louston Voice. Please stop b} or send a selfaddresscd stamped business size envelope to: Guidelines 811 \\, csthetmer I 05 I louston, TX 77006. HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 15 SAU/ A '' t 0 N ~f 1 l\.f 0 RA I IV 0 . u 1· 11 I. S :\.f 0 0 T 111 R , 0 \ K - A 0 J () I I lt U IL A 16 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 1~ Lazy . I 312 Tuam • Houston " (713) 528-9343 SATURdAy, AUGUST 24 Hosms & MC: PATsi KliNE SpECiAl GUESTS: DiAl'.E JAcksoN EvoN111E SupREME lRisliA BlAkE & SpEciAl Gum F-RIDAY ~lCHT 8 BALL LEllGc£ ME"lbERS O\ly s1-1o*w SAruRdAy, SEprEMbER 7 FORMER MISS LAZY J SHOW!! SpECiAl GuEST MC: ERiCA LANE SpEciAl GUESTS: GiNA MAIONE JAcolyN STERliNG 8RA111di HOUSTON RocliEllE RAMONE - Miss HARRis CouNTY '96 Srick AROIJ\d & o~~(f w11J.t o~R DJ Bil Go,z11lEL 1022 WESTHEIMER 713/527-9669 PARTY SATURDAY AUG. 24 I 9:00 PM COMING SEPT. 8 ANNUAL \)o~~ ~ $~0 ~ DJ'S CHRIS & ROBERT FRl./SAT./SLN. $1.50 \\'ELL VODKA COCKTAILS ~11MOSA $1.75 MONDAY-FRIDAY 7 AM-2PM WED.-SPECIALS ALL DAY/ALL NIGHT .. DRINK TILL HE'S Cl TE" $1.00 DOMESTIC LONGNECKS MONDAY 8PM-11PM SAT. & SUN. $ .50 DRAFT ON THE PATIO HAPPY 7AM - 9PM ~10NDA Y - FRIDAY HOUR 7 AM - 7P~1 SA Tt:RDA Y I 1 OAM-2PM SUNDAY Letters to the Editor Walgreens · E-Mail LEE from SPACI'C ITY t.:SA I have JUSt sent an E·rnall mes"age to Mr. Jorndt, Pre>1den1 of Walgreen> (per last week's arttcle re the pulltng of Gay pub­lication~ from the Montrose storeL I found then- homepage on the WWW and you may wan1 to mclude It m the ne\t 1-;sue of the Houqon Voice It 1s Info@walgreens .com. the URI. tor their homepage •s hllp //www wal greens com home html If enough repre· sentat1vc~ of our c mmunity ci.>mmu n1cah!'. we may succeed I seem to recall we had the same problem with Krogers and Randall' s man) years ago Disg usted By GOP By J EANA Lt:A After watching the Repuhllcan National Convention I felt outraged and d1~ gu;ted at the overall blatant and outright lie~ Republicans tried to present them­selves as thi: party that cart:~ ahout rat mg the minimum "age. As I recall Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich led the 1tgh1 to keep the wage euctly at S4 2~ p<r hour Kay Bailey Hutchinson showed the true colors of the Grand Old Parly when <he was given 'honor" of delivering the "I.et s bash Clinton·· speech Wonder why she had to deliver such a speech• The anti· choice people didn't want her at the party but they were forced to pu1 up wtth her, so the) gave her the JOb that was most dts· pleasing' Kay Batie) rhetoric promot· rng cla..,s1sm. racism . and disrespect 10 the Pres1den1 ol the L nued .States os the \/Cr} last thing voten. 111 particular "omen want to put up w11h 1 Hutchinson men11oned ·· 1t take a tamtly tn raise: a child not a viii.age." This ~at) not 1U~t an auack on hrs.t I.ad) lhllar) Clmton hut an auack on other cultures ~uch as the Na11ve Americans and African tr1hes who heheve that ll 1s the re!ipons1bil11y ot the whole tr1he or village to raise chddren Even n the lfnned S1ates the tamil) 1s not the lone taclOr rn ra1s1ng a lh1ld . Our 1 children arc raught values first trom their families also from teachers, poltce mon1s1ers peers , and collec1ovely all these people make up a community All of the spealers lept commg back to the 'ame point that Americans arc tired ot paymg taxes . And ~ure that 1s true to liome degree, but what Amc:ricans are most tried ot 1s elected ott1c1als using tax money unwisely' If the government would learn how to spend the money we gl\:e them so that people-all people arc taken care of there ~ould be no pruhlem. Ever smce the twelve years of Reagan and "trid.le down econ· om1cs" the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and chere 1s less and less m the mu.I· die . Now D11le wants to hnng hack che Voo-doo cconom1cs. I have listened to all 1he belly achmg from ' I. ncoln ' s Party ' lor tour years """ The) said Clinton wculd never gel an~- 1hing passed through congress and Repub· hcins v..ortcd agamsl him 1n ever) way they could. The) made sud1 a fU'iS over Wl11· tewater that 1l caused them In get caught up m the under tow and drowned. The GOP has one last ditch effort to pull oft a n11racle­and It ain ' t Boh Dole' Grand Old Party, the eye' of l tncoln are looking down upon you wnh tear' that his party has been d1 man1led Voice Is One Of The Best! FR0 !\1 JO\ f DE\ LI\ I JU St wanted to thanl you tor making 1he Houston Voice one of the hest puhlica uons in the Housron rca for our commu ~ nny Your pollc) ol mdus1on for all , as well as 1he add111ons of Nancy Ford and Sarah DePalma as writers have made me something I never ~as hd<He. a regular reader of The Voice I feel that for too long . local putillcations have 1ended to overlook the women 's com· rnun1ly. The appearance of a ne~. 1nclu· sive Voice however seems to have caused many of the other publ1cat10n~ to sud denly "" d1~cover " us and our l'~sue, , The henefit ot th1~ to our commun11y as a whole 1~ 1mmea ... urahle Thank you agam for a great publlcat1on, and I can hardly wall until the ne<t os•ue EDITOR'S l\OTE. lnanks rn much for rnur compllme11ts and s11ppor1 Just "ht11 h 't' think ours ts a tota/11 thankless ;ob a lerttr like \'Ours com~s rn and kts us know that our l<'Ork is appreciated und ti makrs us ful really good -db> Hats Off To TGRA A\ GELA \10RE, AVES EXECVll\I' DIRECT OR On hehalf of lhe clients, s1att. and Board ot Directors o l Am1g1h Voluncecis 111 £·Ju cation anu S'crvoces In<. (AVIS) I would like to CXJHCS\ our more '111c.:ere gra11· tudc to members nt the llou,tnn chapte1 ot the Te,as Ga) Roden AssO\; IJlinn (TRGA) tor the ~upport they have given U'i during the past tew month' Xavier Luna, candidate tor Mr TGRA 1997, rai sed near'y SS.000. v.h1ch allo\\eJ us to hold our f1rs1 ever Latino Pride Gala J his e\·cnt was held as p•n ol Pndo Weck 1996 and was very successful as a tunJ -ra1'icr as well. Shelby St. John and Jamie Roherts, ~loss TGRA 1997 candidates, on separate e••ents, ra1seJ over Sl.000 which wa" u5eJ to purchase school supplle.., tor over 90 choldren impacted b) lllV/AIDS . These three 111d1vu.Juah as well as \CV · eral other members ol IRGA and other local entertainers. have given so much nt their tune and dedocatmn to help the l!IV communuy. We are very gratclul that they have chosen U\ a' one of the group~ that benefit from their genero~lly Tl11s 1n turn allows us to continue our mi~~10n of promoting a healthy community through education. d1..,ease preven· tion, advocacy anJ d1rec1 care to Launo/ La11nas and other historically under· served populat1ons llats off 10 TGRA and good lucl to Xavier, Shelby, and Jamie on their upcoming pag· cants The f/11111/1111 i 'oice \\elcomcs \\Cll·\Hitten, msightful and to lhe point commentaries for our opin1on 1edttorial pages. "Counterpoint" articles representing .1 d1ttcrcnt 'ie" on 1s$ues already covered arc encouraged. We re5erve the right 10 edit for length, format and clarity The' ic"' expressed tn guest commentaries and letter' to the editor arc those of the \\rtlcrs. We sec~ to pn" idea hroaJ-hased forum \\hich reflects the varytng points of vie" of our rich and diverse community. Submissions 111U'>I he lype \Hitten, and 1or provided on a IBM formatted disc '~ith the document '>aved as text/ascii. Letters $hould he no longer than 200 \\Ords, article\ should he 500 to 1000 \\ords in length While they may he published anonymously at the \Hitcr's request, 1he1r name, address and phone number musl be included -- any suhm1ss1ons '~ithout this information "ill not he considered for puhlicauon. Selection for puhlication is at our discretion Sent to Editor, lhc Houston Voice, 81 I We~thcimcr #I 05, Houston 'f X 77006 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 17 IT'S A 'irORY WE'VE: HEARD MA"IY T'IMES BEFORE GAY MEN E."IGAGll\JG IN WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS SAFE SEX, ONLY TO CATCH HEPATITIS A THROUGH ORAUAl\JAL .. CONTACT OR HANDLING A CONDOM THE VIRUS RARELY KILLS. BUT IF YOU GET HEPATITIS A. VOMITING, ABDOMINAL PAIN.JAUNDICE FOR MORE AND DIARRHEA CAN AND MAKE SUREY R DEBILITATE YOU FOR WEEKS. FORTUNATELY, THERE'S HAVRIX, PLEASE SEE H W D S FIRST VACCINE MPO TA 18 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated ..H....a ..v...r..i,.x.... ,.......,........... ...................... -.n. ............ llr*_, .M.M..C..A.l.lO..l.ll. M..D.. .u.s..M...L. ~..•.f..t 2la,.c.t..d, f!:~dlse3$tc:MC1rt'"'*:it1A_,.,. ~,...~IScarrrat!Dcat •11~Wl!fl~~IDlll\' ~-.. ctllll WAAIGJIU Do l'U OJ11e dStCllWI qecbCN ID ~~~ 'U< Community Calendar .::t~ i? arolyn Roberts If you would like an event listed in this I their care givers at Montrose section, please feel free to call 529- Counseling Center. 6 30 pm. 529- 8490 or fax at 529-9531 ' 0037. I pm 537-1348. • Lambda Rollerskating Club skates at 8 00 pm 933-5818 Friday, Aug. 23 * Borders Book Store Gay/Lesbian Book Club meets at the Espresso Bar al 9634 Weslheimer. 782-6066. • HIV+ Art classes al the Art League 523-8817 * HATCH meets . 942 7002 • 12 step program at Montrose Co nsel ng Center 6 ·00 pm 529- 0037 • Aftercare Group Treatment al Montrose Counseling Center 6 00 pm ~29 - 0037 • Men's HIV Group at Montrose Counseling Center. 7:00 pm 529 0037 • AVES sponsored free HIV testing from 10:00 am 10 5:00 pm at 4125 SW Freeway, Suite 1717. • AIDS Foundation Houston's Crea11ve Writing Class meets al 3 :00 pm 623 6796 • Houston 'llatwna' Organ1za11on for Women's fundra1ser 665- 8669 * Gay and Lesbian readers meel al 7 00 pm. 149-0050 • Women's Network at Montrose Counseling Center. 7:00 pm. 529- 0037. • Ongoing Mixed Living in Process Group for men and women. 622 7250 for more info. • L1v10g w11h Chronic Pa10 at \lon­trose Counseling Center 9 30 pm 529-0037 • Aftercare Group Treatment at Montrose Counseling Center 6·00 pm 529 0037. *Art Classes dt AIDS Fou~dat1on Tuesday, Aug. 27 Ho .. s10~ at I 00 pm. 526 1118 • Women s I.sues Process Group at Montrose Coi.nseltng Center 6 30 pm 529-0037. • Houston Tennis Club meets at 7 J 5 pr:-. 527 :348. • Q-Patrol meets to walk the streets al 10:30 pm. 528 SAl·E • Free Spaying and -.;eulenng Pro­graM 522 2317. Saturday, Aug. 24 • Helping Cross Drcsse<s Anony- • HIV Survivor Support Group rnous meets at 239 Westhe1mer meets at 7:00 pm. 782 4050. 8.00 pm. 495-8009 • Women's Clinic at the Montrose • Basic Computer Skills Class at the Clinic 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Call 520 Kolbe Project. 522-8182 lOOO. •Gay Men HIV+ Psychotherapy at • AVES offers free HIV temng at Montrose Counseling Center 10:00 am to 5 00 pm. At 4:25 SW 4·30 pm 529 0037. Freeway, Suite '717 • Outpal ent Group freat"ent at • I.esb1anlB1se:rnal Survivors at • Ho-ston Cha10 Gang Btcycle Club Montrose CoL~seling Center d 86• 1860 \lontrose Counseling Center rt cs ,. 6 30 pm 529-0037. 6 00 pm. 529 0037. • Afte• HoLrs on KPf-f 12 00 am to • Aftercare Group Treatment at • Love Lust & Intimacy work 3 UO am 90 : FM 5.26 57Hl Montrose Counseltlig (enter shon• 523 "' 374. • Gui• CoJst fr.nsgende• support 6 O.J pm. 529 0037. • Free Spay and "!cuter ng 522 gro p meets 78) 4282 . 2337 * Q Patrol meets to \\alk the streets at • AIDS Alha~ce of the Bay Area meets at 7 00 pm. 488 4492 Tf d A 2 9 0 ·3(1 pm ~28 - <;AH- lUTS ay, ug. • Empowerment for 1 1v•ng meets * V1su.il A•• Alhan~e neet• at 10 O_O_,_f "-'-.,oe"'~-"l= k"-"'---"R:§'-".:L<-"-'""-....:::.---";;-t;*~Fr ec IIIV Jcstill£..;lqd l.Jl.loll ~luia at 581 840 or OI uc I Q 149 !11! • rtrl!Ti'li e'CliDIC :ti the \'i:£!!fn1"':::==----- * PROTECT an HI\' nega·ivc sup • T"e Houston Symphony at C W port group meets dl 7 00 pm 520_ lure N 4:00prn to 8:00 pm M le hell 224 75"5 7870 •Art I.abs at 'Ille An League 1·00 pm. Sunday, Aug 25 • Houston Cha•n Gang B1eycle Club m~c•s 863-1860 •The \\.o;ien ~Group mcelS al 10 4~ am 529 8571 • Front Runners meet at 9 00 am at the Tennis ~enter 1n \1emt'nal Park ~22-8021 • HAfCH meets 942 7002 • Inner Loop Sunday Bow mg League ~22 'll612 Monday, Aug. 26 • Free HIV Testing and counseling by the Montrose Clinic at the Bra­zos River Bottom 4 00 pm to 8:00 pm. • Gay Fathers/Fathers First support group. 8·00 pm 861 -6181. • HeartSong open rehearsal at the First Un11arian Church at 7.00 pm. 947-1488 • Calendar/Computer workshop for Pnde Weck 7:00 pm 529-1223. • Posiuve Livmg Group at trose Counseling Center. pm. 539 0037 Mon- 2.15 • Outpatient Group Treatment at Montrose Counseling Center 6:00 pm 529-0037. • Women and HIV/AIDS Group at Montrose Counseltng Center 6: 15 pm. 529-0037 • Men Survivors of Sexual Abuse Group at Montrose Counseling Center. 6:15 pm 529-0037. • Lesbian Survivors of Cancer and • Free HIV tcs110g by the \1ontrose 225 9411 CL~ c at Cub Body Center &·OO pm • l'•ont Runners mee1 a1 Memonal ),W 208; Park 6 lO pm 522 8021 . • Women S1..rv1vors of C b1ldh.:iod • Gay Men' s Chorus of Houston Abuse al Mont rose Cour.sehng <.'pen rchear~.11 at 7·00 p;n 521 7.164 Center. 6·30 pm 529-0037. • T\\ent)someth ng meets JI 7 10 • Survivors of loss support g•oup pm 531 9196 meets at 8 30 pm. 778 2677 • KPF·f Le b1an an Gay VC'tces am * FrnntRunners meet t 6 !Op~ at 8 00 pm. to 10 00 pm 866 6505 522 8021 • Ongomg g.1y mc"'s L vmg m • Live JMZ al Borders Book Shop. P•occss Group 622 7250 782-6066 • Open Mike Night at Cafe Artiste • Log Cabin Republicans meet at 1601 W. Ma10. 8 00 pm 528 3704 . 7 00 pm 529-9100. • HIV+ Men Psychotherapy al •HIV/AIDS Treatment \1"cr at 7:00 Montrose Counseling Center. pm. 527 8219 1:15 pm. 529-0037 • Town Meelmg,lnc meets al 7 00 • Relapse Prevenuon al Montrose pm. 526-2853 Counseling Center. 2 00 pm. 529· • Free Spay and Neutering . 522- 0037. 2337 • Outpatient Group Treatment at d 28 Montrose Counseling Center Wednes ay, Aug. 6 .00 pm 529-0037. • Free HIV testing and counsehng by the Montrose Chn1c at Mary's. 4 00 pm 10 8:00 pm • Houston Tennis Club meets at 10:30 pm. 537-1348 • Houston Pnde Band practices at Dignity Houston 524-0218 • GLOBAL meets al 4.00 pm. 743- 7539 •Women's Action Coalition meets at Toopees 7:00 pm 867-9581 . • Men's Network at Montrose Counseling Center. 7 00 pm . 529- 0037 • Houston Tennis Club meets at 7· 15 • Aftercare Group Treatment at Montrose Counseling Center 6:00 pm. 529-0037. • Med1tation and Chanting Group meets at 7'.00 pm 942-0923 * HIV Affected at CASA. 7:00 pm. 796-2272. • Men's Therapy Group at Montrose Counseling Center. 7:00 pm. 529- 0037. - • HIV survivor Support Group meets at 2929 Unity Drive 7:00 pm. 782 4050 • Center for the Heahng of Racism 7.30 pm. 738-RACE HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 19 ••• f3 blocll1 -t or lo'onln>M) 1307 FAIRVIEW Kielwasser ··- (713) 529-1414 "" ,,., P&All • . ENRolliNG Now foR DAy & EvENiNG ClASSES Showers Singing Nada Surf'' new htt single "Popular" (flektra Records) is an incisive, sar­castic swipe at high school mores and teen !'.ncial conventions. However, it's not the song's biting lyrics-but a few sec­onds of video tape-that have one school olflcaal crying foul. The music video for "Popular" con­rains a brief shower scene that recently ran•ed the homophobic hackles of Leo Smith, vice principal of New Jersey 's Bayonne High School The video'' clo" 1ng scene-wh ich ponrays young male athletes showering and (gasp!) sm1l ing at each other 1s offensive. says Smith hecau!r'>e 11 o;,uggests that some ' members of the Bayonne football team might aciually be homosexual "Popular •• was shot on location al Bay- 011 ne ll1gh - with adm1111stra11on approval--and the cast made use of the school's cheerleading and football un1lo1 ms However, Sm 1th says, he never would have consented tn the pro­duction had he known the video would contain "iUCh "sugge!'itive" imagery. According to Nada Surf, the shower scene was never 1111ended 10 suggest homosex· ual11y. Indeed, both the 'ong'' lyrics and the hulk of the video's imagery are pre­dom 1nan1 ly-a nd blatantly-heter­osexual The video features passion­ate. hetertl"ie:<ual k1ss1ng scenes, for example which go well beyond any .. sugges11ve'' smiles tha1 so offended Sm 1th. S1gn1f1cantl)' the band memhers qu1d. ly wo~ exc.:ept1on to Smllh'.s homo phoh1c attaok. Dur111g an "MTV News" report on the controversy. Nada Surf lamha!-. ted Smllh's 1gnorance-cal lrng the vice pr1nc 1pal .. sma ll minded" for s1nglrng out "homoeroticism as more ntten\lve than straight eroticism" Nada Sui I could have ea"IY (and perhaps more profitabl y) defended the heter­osexual in1en1 of their music WITHOUT eve1 defending homoeroticism , ht"itead. the hand refused to ignore lwmo· phobia-the principal \·1ce Action 10p11ons: Remind Mr. Sm uh that sdwol adm11t1"itratlH°'I are supposed to touer under standing. not ignorance C1u11act Leo Smith, Vice Princ1pal Ba)onne ll1gh School, Bayonne, NJ 201-858-5900. copy compla111ts to the New Jcr,cy Departmeru of Education. 1 225 W. State St .. CN 500, Trenton NJ 08625-0500 609-984-7454. A' always, your correspondence can do double duty as "letters·tO·tht:-edllors" of leading local newspapers: write to "The Record ," 150 River St., Hacken­sack, NJ 07602, fax 201-646-4135 and the "Newark Star-Ledger," Star-Ledger Plaza . Newark. NJ 07101. fax 201-643- 7248. Supportive feedback should be sent to Nada Surf, c/o Elektra Records, 345 N. Maple Dr, Beverly Hill s, CA 90210- 3827, 310-288-3800. Web browsers can acces. "The Oll1ctal Nada Surf Home Page'' (hup;//www.flm,am.com/nad­anet/) for band member h1os. song lyr­ics . and other fan tnformation: e-mail nadasurf@aol.com To encourage MTV's coverage of issues largel)' ignored by other news outlets. coruact Judy McGrath, President. MTV Networks, 1515 Broadway. New York. NY 10036, 212-258 8712. e· mail feedhack@mtv.com . Various artists and activists are work­ing to combat the larger, on-goang prob· lern ot popular music censorship. The Ma"achusett' Music Indu.iry Coa· l1t1on (Ma.s. M.I C.) ha. JOined forces with Rock Out Ccnso"h1p and Rock & Rap Confidential, setting up a web rne and petition drive 10 ··~upporl all art­is1 ·~ righl to creare music and all ind1- v1dual's righl lO choose lhe mU'ilC lhey will listen to." The organizers encour­age pol111cian' and other would-be cen­sors ''to male more benelic1al and pos- 111ve use of rherr tune. money. and power by srrivrng tor beuer opportunities. educarion, and \Uppori for young peo­ple .'' Contact: Ma" M .I C., P.O . Box 333, Leon11nster. MA 01453, 508- 537-1669, e·mali crowleyn@ultr­ant! I <.:o rn , h11 p://www. ul 1rane1 com/­crowleynlmmic html . An elfec11ve (and exceptional) new tool for combatmg homophobia in the class­room 1s .. It's l:lementar)' ~ Talking About Gay Issu.- in School.'' This film by Debra Chasnoff and Helen Cohen recently YdHl Be~t Documentar)'" at the San l'ranc1Sco ln1ernatrnnal Les­h1an and Gay Film Fes.t1val and-lhanks to l1m11ed thealrical release· ha\ also qual1fled for Academy Award consid­eration (11 won the Oscar would be ChasnoH s ~econd!). Contact: Women's Educatinnal Media, 2180 Bry­ant St.,# 203, San Franc"co, CA 94110. 415 ·641-4616, la. 415 -641-4632. e­mail wemdhc.:@aol.com. • Alignment • Brakes • BILL CLAIRE FAMILY MORTUARY • Private Cremation sm Compleie Cue "'d C4acm for tk Fvail]' • Cot11>1ete F...eral • Pre-Arranged Servoces In-Home Services • Pre-Need imlrance • Al imlranca Polc1as Honored 522-9030.=t~~ ~4 • Financial Assistance Available • Placement Assistance • Natural Motion Cutting/Styltng • Seasonal/Color Analysis/Makeovers •Color • Perms • Nails VOGUE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY 864-4717 2103 Yale St. All 11.·ort performed by students ant~ supervised by liccn1ed 1nstruch··, ENT UR E-N2:::s~:~n 522-0000 Model - Venture-I Bartender Rob More on Photo by K 0 lb e 's 0 u ting tl!'l-ob_e_rt _M_m_er=-----~......1~ Mount Graham . in Arnona Longer Power Hour-Lower Pnces lhe retent s1ories ahout Congressman Kolbe's (R·AI.) "outing" only mention his vote against same·sex marriages. In tact , Kolbe·, own Dec 12, 1995 r1der destroyed funding for an Indian AIDS prevention program and inserted a clause to withhold cultural, religious and en\l 1ronmental pro1ection Jaws that protecl a satred Apache mountain. Mr.Graham . Kolbe promoted these exemptt0ns so lln1vers11y of Arizona telescopes could desecrate this sacred mounta111 ," says openly gay candidate Eric Resn1d., who ran 1n the Democratic pr1111ary 111 the d1Str1c1 of Rep. Regula (R 0 11 ), Interior Appropriations chalfper~on. Regula and Kolbe con­spired to sneak the rider rn a1 the last minute. lhe Congre'>1onal Record read 00Amcndmen1 No 178: Delctes Senate language requiring the Indian Health Service to prepare a report on HIV-AIDS preven11on need~ . and inserls in lieu thereof a pro"~1on which allows the construction ot a 1hud telescope on I Kolbe sold out the Ams alll1cted Indian OPEN tO CLOSE: SUN-MON-TUES-WED-THURS community and rerlaced 11 with a rider NOON 7 OD FR & S al.lowing Kolbe'' U of A pah to desecrate tO : ~! I AT a sacred Apache mountain . claim' Re,. ALL WELL/BEER/WINE $1 75 nick Kolbe claimed the homophobic and • rac"t aspects of h" Cider "ere coinc1· NEVER A COVER CHARGE dence, and the HIV '1udy costly. In fact, he 1n1en11onally "a1ted many months to Cuel'VO Shots 2 50 inject hi\ .. coincidence"' at the final • 1995 jornt Senate/Hou'e conference Evel'yday All the Ti· me According 10 Resnick, ••1t was no co111- c1dence" The iron)' of this non·coinci- FRID • dence "that the AIDS study cost w3' AY, AUGUST 23, 9:00pm till ?? m11w,cule compared to the b11l1ons in G t B t d th "TOP" gra7111g sub"dte,. he low-cost limber f.\lE ues ar en ers on e iJ ._ _,,.,, and coyote k•ll•ng tor pmate ~ Houston Area Bears :n.,- , ranche" 111 the Kolbe / Regula bill. Resn1cl further charg~). ··1hat e"·ery U.S un1ver-.1ly has reJccrcd or aban· doncd 1h1\ U of A outrage agarnsl human right"i. the environment and due proc­ess.' Onl)' foreign partners remam and Re"'1c~ >ays, "' Outing " likely for leg 1slators who pur-.uc homophobic, rac­ist agenda\•• SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 5:00pm till ?? ~Guest Bartenders on the "TOP" r.t\ \V Females In Search of Trouble w Thurs: 4-Bpm HIV Testing - Free & Confidential 20 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 Being sure of your HIV status- for your own peace of mind- offers you the opportunity to make better personal choices, lead a healthier life and protect yourself and your loved ones from the virus that causes AIDS. The three major ways HIV can be spread are: O Through unprotected sex- Any unprotected sexual intercourse­especially vaginal or anal intercourse-puts you at risk for HIV. Oral sex can also be a mode of transmission although it is less risky than vaginal or anal intercourse. Your risk for HIV increases each time you have unprotected intimate sexual contact. Using a condom or dental dam during sex can greatly reduce the risk of HIV spreading. 8 Through blood- HIV travels in blood, and the risk of becoming infected is greatest when you are exposed to blood that carries HIV. If you have ~ problem with drugs, avoid sharing another person's needle or syringe. E) Mother to Infant- HIV positive women can spread the virus to their infants before or during birth. Or, the newborn baby may become infected from breast milk. Because recent studies show that the risk can be reduced when the mother receives anti-HIV treatment, the US Public Health Service suggests that all pregnant women know their HIV status. Talk to your healthcare provider about how to learn your HIV status ... and take steps to avoid the spread of HIV. 50raSure HIV-I ~ Tesdag Syste• No Needles. No Blood. Just Accurate Results. SB SmnhKlm• Beecham Coosuner HaJrtrwe HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 21 22 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 "Laff"ing and Local Events! Robut RodrttU~l of Rascals Ho uston Soap By CAROLYN ROBERTS Past Events Kevin Maye and Scott Kennedy had the audience of the Laff Stop on the floor laughrng 1h1s past Monday and Tuesday nights• If you missed the Gay Freedom Comedy Jam. you missed a laugh-riotous night• Cameron placed as the I st aller­nate to Mr Ga) Southern States All­Amertc an and Will Smith placed 2nd ahernate! Congrats! Friday, Aug. 2 3 The Gentry Social Club meets today and everyday until 7 00 pm fea­iuring SI 50 well cocktails. $1 75 domestic longnecks, and $3 50 Absolul Mar11n1s. The Bad Boys wtlh IJJg hoals take the stage at 6 00 pm The Royal. Sovereign and Impe­rial Court of the Single Star and hosts JD Lee Love and Lloyd Was sen1ch present "Some11mes You Feel Like a :-.lu1," another zany show This show benefits the Ps)­chotherapy L nu of the Montrose Clint~ There will also be an auc­lJOn Pnzes are dates w11h Jodi and Kody 1 Where does all this take place? Chances of course. at 9:00 pm The fuZLy, huggie, Houston Area Bears will be guest bartendmg al the Venture tonight starting al 9 00 pm. Start your weekend off at J R's Video Bar The gorgeous go-go gods dance from 5:00 pm till the wee hours of the morning. Be sure 10 take advantage of the All-American happy hour drink specials wnh SI off all top shelf liquor until 10 00 pm and $3.75 Skyy and Stoh Vodka. I /fry prnty ladv' You ,a girl' They will be serving a tropical hors d'oeuvres after 6·00 pm Tonight and tomorrow. head down to XTC and the Ranch' Shut up and dance' Miss Zack. Pa1v1 Lee Love, Frankie Lane. and Kara Dion arc headlin­ing tonight al Cousin's! The curtain rises al II 00 pm Saturday, Aug. 24 The Sundance Callie Company will be celebra11ng their 16th ann1versar) tonight at Mary's, naturally at 9 00 pm Head out to the back patio and have anniver­sary cock1a1ls and hors d'oeuvres with them1 The Trading Post 1s ha\'Jng a pool tournament tonight al 8 00 pm There 1s a ~5 entry fee If you need directions 10 the Trading Post. call CJ at 726-1963. Tonight al the La1y J features the talents Pats1 Kime and Diane Jack­son, ~ vonne Supreme, Tricia Blake and ~ secret special guest The spotlight shines ut 10 30 pm Scrub-a-Drag Queen' Tonight at Chances. you Cdn help clean up Crystal Rae Lee Love's act' Please be sure to brtng nonperishables and to1le1ries lo be donated 10 S1one Soup! This should be a night of good dean tun' The suds start at 9 30 pm The truly talented Tara DJOn hosts the super show tonight al E/J's. Jom Tara and her guests Shelby St. John. Nicole Blake. and Day Leigh Edwards for this 11 00 pm show Work out, lay out or JUSl hang out al the Club Houston Today and tomorrow they have a pool party from I 00 pm to 3 00 pm EnJOY a catered buffet and refreshtng bev­erages' Talk about an appropriate party! The Ba)OU Cny Boys Club's annual Hurri­cane party 1s on the same weekend that hurri­cane "Dolly" approaches Houston! Trust me. the BCBC's party will be as wild as a real hurricane . Tick­ets arc available at Lobo and Baste Brothers orb) calling 521-3696. The stars are out tomght al Cousrn's Stop rn at II :00 pm to sec the tal ents of Miss Zack, Bra-nd 1 Houston. Erica Lane, and Ashlhlee Houston Sunday, Aug . 25 Heart pounding trash disco fills the mine shaft of the Montrose Mining Company this and every Sunday. Enjoy $1. 75 well Bloody Mary's, Screwdrivers, Cape Cods, Madras. Kamikazes, and domes­uc longnecks all day and all night. Head out to the patio and enjoy the double bust! An optional $2 buy-in gels you refills of Miller Lite Draft for a quarter and frozen R it as for only a buck! The men, the music, the Mine! Headlining tonight at Heaven is I Trella and the Fellas Jorn Trella Thomas and her gorgeous male dancers at 11 ·00 pm. The doors open al 8 00 with reduced cover and 50C well dnnks until 10;00 pm You can : also enjoy tasty Absolut Vodka cocktails and Bacardi L1monade for a mere $3.50 all night long! There is always a drag show at Cousin's on Sundays! Miss Zack. Kara Dion. Sivi Ross. and Leah Hal- Guarding the door at the BRB buck this Monday and every Mon­' day at Mary's, naturally from 8 00 pm to II :00 pm! Tuesday, Aug. 27 There 1s a thank-you gel together for the Denim Party hosts tonight at the Brazos River Bottom. Stop in after 7:00 pm a nd give a ll those hard­working fo lks a big thank-you hug and have a cocktail or two. Paivi Lee Love hosts the talent con· test tonight at E/J's. Try out your act starting at 11 00 pm. Show your personalized bus1· From August 27 thru Sept. 3, Robert ness card at the door of Pacific Street Rodriguez. employee of the new­est club Rascal's and the current ~fr. Texas World. will he compet­ing for Mr World 1997 m Charles-ston will entertain you all night starting al 11 :00 pm. and they will let you m free for Young Executive Night' Use your fiscal sense with S 1. 25 well cocktails ton. WV. Robert holds many titles today and every day at Pac1f1c throughout Texas Jom Robert and Street. • BerryHill II has luscious ladies dancing for you tonight starting at IO 30 pm The doors open at 6 00 pm the staff and management of Ras­cal's tonight for a send-off <how! Be I there by 8:00 pm, 'cuz this ought to be one heck of a good show By the way. Mimosas arc only $2 on Sundays' , and happy hour runs until 10:00 pm Gcntryhasafulllmcupoffuntoday 1 1 Wednesday, A ug. 28 There 1s an 8 ball tournament at 5.00 pm: Bad boys with h1g hoats ,1lso start dancing at 'i 00 pm: The Impc­nal Court present~ "Two Tons of Fun" at 9 00 pm, Black Velvell takes the stage for the male stnp con­test at II 00 pm A full fun day Sun· day at Gentry. Don't forget about Professional women meet at Bac­chus II 1h1s and every Wednesday for Executive Ladies' Night Out. There 1s a buffet at 6:00 pm and the I party lasts all night' "Dnnk 'Tit He Is Cute" drink spe-the S2 Kool -Aids all day and all c1als this and every Wednesday al night! This and every Sunday. the Choco­late Covered Cherries band rocks the house of Chances The R&B sounds start at 6·00 pm You can enJOY $I Bud and Bud Lite for only a buck this and every Sunday at EIJ 's. Jamie Roberts, candidate for \>11ss TGRA ·97 presents "Wounded Heart," a night of cheating-drinkrng :;ongs! This I 7:30 pm show benefits the Hous­ton chapter of TGRA The women of Females m Search of Trouble (FIST> will be guest bart­endmg at the Venture N this after­noon from 5:00 pm '111 the Cuervo 1s gone' Monday, Aug. 26 Show tunes movie themes, JV songs. C&V., Gospel, 50s and 60s, the Br1arPatch has them all' L1\e, never Karaoke! .Sometimes, they may get a bu nsque hut It 1s always hve at the Br1arPatch, where extraordtnary fr1cndsh1ps begm! Domes11c loni;necks are only a Mary's. Hump thru your Wednesdays at Rasca l's. They have happy hour, 4 00 pm to 8:00 pm with $1.25 well cockta ils and $1 50 domestic beer. At 10:00 pm, the lovely Jill Jordan hosts an all-male strip review at 10:00 pm. Granny grills burgers tonight at E/ J's. Shiela Lennon commands the stage of Chances tonight al 9 00 pm. You can jom in the show with karaoke• ~hnt tJ lml• Rodd l .md.<ry doing pullurg up hu su1rr1 duss' HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 23 Rodent Droppings on the Fashion Sheriff! Thursday, Aug. 29 Sexx' Show your Club Houston gym card or any other gym card at Pacific Street and you get in free! Be sure to try and steal the towel from the towel boys. The doors open at 9:00 pm. The 611 Hyde Park Pub has big ol' burgers for a buck tonight from 6:00 pm to 9 :00 pm World famous Nancy (Bite Me) Ford is on the stage at Ms B's tonight at 8 :30 p.m. After her Comedic Biz­arro, she opens the mike from 10:30 pm to I :00 am Other Important Stuff We would like to welcome Minit Man Car Wash and Express Lube to our family of advertisers Minit Man car wash offers a full service car wash (with the coupon on page 2) for only $4.99! Express Lube offers $4 off a complete 14 point oil change serv­ice, and that also includes a free car wash! Minit Man Car Wash and Express Lube is located at 500 I Main (between Downtown and the Med Center.) Incognito, the club , 1s having the "Labor Day Funk Fest" next week­end . If you would like more mfo, call 237-9431. Buurdreaux of Montrose is a quaint little coffee shop that will be open­ing up in a week or so. They will have sandwiches, soups, desserts , snacks. espresso, coffee, and such . Bourdreaux of Monlrose will be open for that late, late crowd after the bars close and early for those "gotta have my coffee fix" morning fo lks! They are located at 2312 Crocker (near Fairview) . Look for more info in up coming issues of the Houston Voice. Mark your calendars for Sept 8 at 9:00 pm. Cameron and a cast of stars are holding a benefit for the Ber­ing Care Center at Ell's Show your voter registration card or regis­ter to vote and you will be entered in a rafne! There will be more info avail­able as this date draws c loser! I told you last week about a bar called Cheetah's! Well, as things change, strip bars do even more so! As of this date, they will not, I repeat not be hav­ing ladies for ladies dancing! If this changes again, I'll be sure to let you know! The Houston Black Tie Dinner, Inc. is having a rafne to win a 1997 Ford Mustang Convertible Get your tickets at J.R.'s, Basic Brothers, C/01~·ntng Around! Crossroads, and Lobo. If you would like more info, call 521-2519 . Jewel's is a cute little dress shop and wig boutique here in the Montrose. Stop in and check her over stuffed store full of gowns, wigs, shoes, jew­elry, and more. Jewel's is located at 2404 Taft. AJ strvt!S up tasl)' cocktails at Heaven Happy birthday to Devin of Mary's Happy birthday to Larry Arbo . Happy birthday to Sammy! Happy birthday to "Crush" Rodent Droppings The boys have been on their best behavior this past week. Harvey 1s back to his old self and well Ratrat is just too cute for words! I'm thinking about entering them in the Mary's Dog Show as "wanna be" dogs! The Brazos River Bottom is having a Labor Day Buffet on Sept. 2, 3:00 pm to 6 :00 pm The droppings are a bit runny this There are tickets available for the I week! Miss Camp America Show See the ad My disclaimer is in force' on page 5 for all the details . . . . ' Bruce & Chris (hangs at the Briar- Bas1c Brothers 1s packed with end of I Patch) What is this I hear about. a summer stuff They are also having a nightly pool tournament? sw1msuu sale Sec the ad on page 2 The Venture N has 84 power hours Mike (Gentry)· And I quote "I mm per week wuh Sl.75 well cocktails, my lOenails in a fan beer, and wine! Michael (hangs at PS) Please refrain The annual Dog Show at Mary's will be from eyeing other customer's nuts! on Sept. 8. Prudence (Black Eyed Pea): I hear Labor of Lee Loves 1 The Lee Loves are having a family reunion on Labor Day weekend 1 Stop in Chances and give them all a hug' Birthday Corner the girls at Southwest don't like your early morning hair' Karen (hangs at PS) Jumper cables are for batteries not your nipples' Brandon (Club Houston) I know someone who wants you to be a blue Happy birthday 10 my dear friend M&Msohecanmoumyouoverhisbed' Greg Kill1ps 1 R1ckydon (Chances): Did you really Happy birthday to my niece Nissa loose your v1rg1n1ty to a sack of Larson! potatoes? And what 1s this about you Happy belated birthday to Ken Long! and a certain Charlie's waller fighting over a stuffed squaw? Happy birthday to Douglas L. of 1he Houston Area Bears . Jimmy (hang_s at PS) Have you seen ' your reflecuon in any vests lately! Happy birthday to Larry Lingle of . Lobo! Jene! (_Club_ Houston) : Is it true you Happy birthday to Robert Harwood of the Brazos River Bottom Happy birthday to JD Lee Love Happy Birthday to (I'll hang on any barstool) David S How many times does 26 go into 49·1 Happy birthday to Don (Mr. Won­derful) Gill 1 are acting hke a female dog in heat? 1 Following the new employees wagging your Iail and licking your lips? I Mark (PS): And I quote: "I always hit the hole!" I Oscar (BRB)· Heard any good Aggie JOkes lately? Scott Lewis (Heaven) . I hear that when it rains in Atlanta, ll really pours! Ashley (PS) Congrats on the welcomed addi­tion to your family! Aaron (Rascals) : You sure do know how to take 1hc staff out for dinner and a party, but really, a limo' Whal else went on in the back of that prett) while limo? Big Mike (BRB> and Pooh Bear: How was your tryst? Rithard of FIJ 's !Rt.Jhf} rtaUv tnnws how to rttl lhtm m' RIC4.\don (Chancts} and hrs mom John (Vcnturc·N) And I quote : "If I wanted some JT or Ttqu1 /a Roit in bo_v drag ' hp from you I'd unzip your pants'" Bill Havard (BRB): I hear that since l Vera went on vacation you were able to save so much money on Cactus I Juice that you were able to pay cash for a new Rolls Royce and a mp to Den­ver! Ken (Daddy of Montrose) : Just what kind of party did you have on the patio of the Venture-N? Javier Luna: Paco? And I hear you were bed hopping with Keith (TGRA and Virg1l(TGRA)! Miss A (BRB): I hear you have a new baby at BRB His name is Freddy and he is yellow Is it a due k? Doug (Fuzzy Bear) Lake: I hear you spent more time than Miss Keever (TWT) on your knees in Dallas last weekend and have the scars to prove ll' Sam (BRB): Wh) don t you JUSt get 11 over with and buy a mobile home! Sammy tMar) 's) Congrats on your new JOb with the Montrose Clinic! Lisa, Margie , and Zane (hangs at Chances) Past out on ham sand­wiches? Have a great week Cuervolyn Look out. that Fashion Sheriff is on the prowl again' Fashion Sheriff It is far, far worse that I ever thought imaginable Smee I wrote to you last week, I find that this community needs me more than ever. Let me tell you about this past Friday night First off. let's talk about the MC's for the fundra1ser at Chances Ginger Snap, the last time I saw that much fringe. it was hanging from a Che­nille bedspread . And JJ LaRue, how about a free ucket back to Trans) 1- vania sweetie? Then came "The Duke" JD Lee Love Congrats on your new acquistt1on Tbc new 'sta­che is a vast improvement over the Groucho Marx electrical tape . Then, 1s ll Jackie Thorn? I haven' t seen hp movement like that since the last Godzilla movie marathon. Although there were good enter­tainers, I was impressed by the appearance of one Barbara Walker. Any sexier and she would be illegal.By the wa) Jennifer, the next lime you bo" to the monarchs make sure your shirt tail 1s tucked in This 1s my column for the week . I'll be watching and wailing lo bear from you Dress well , lool well, and be well. Mr. I LI we IL. 24 HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23. 1996 by Jon Anthony Legcndat) comedian Carol Burnett has been Signed to portra) Heltn Hunt's mother on :-<BC's po,.crhousc sitcom \laJ About l ou Emmy Winner Burnett, fresh from her highly successful Broady,ay stint in \loon (J-.,.er Buffalo, "111 be Joining the cast in September .. Sheryl Cro-.·s ne" album. self-utlcd. hits record stores Sept 24 The album's first single. If 11 Makes You Happ,>. to be released Sept 3. is alrcad) in hca"'Y rotation on radio stations across the countr)' The album also fea1urcs the song £ veryday ts a H 'mdmg Road from the bo\-office hit Phenomenon and Redempllon Dav "'hich she wrote during her trip \.isu1ng U.S. troops in Bosnia \1eliss1 Etheridge and her lo"cr '"'II soon be moms. Etheridge and her life partner Julie Cypher, announced this "eek that thC) are expecting a child The couple who ha> c been together for eight years ha-.c been planning to ha ... c a child for some lime. They ha'c not commented on ho\\ C) phcr became pregnant Cipher "as once married to Lou Di1mond Phillips of I.a Bamha fame. currcntl~ starring to rave revic\\S as the King of Siam m The Aini( anJ I. Despite Robert l rich s excellent prognosis for his battle "Ith cancer. Turner Program Sen ices has canceled his syndicated drama, la:aru.s \Ian There \\i3S c,pJanation for lhe cancellation_ Linda Balgord has been tapped to portray Norma Desmond in the touring production of Sun.set Boult1.:ard slated to hit Houston ne.t )Car from July 18 - August 16 a1 Jones Hall. Balgord 1s an accomplished stage \.eteran. ho"c\er. she is not a box-office attraction and the \oCrd1ct is out on "hcthcr or not the shoY. "111 be success "Hhoul a headliner aho'e the lltlc The producers tried m \cm to attract a big name '5tar "1th marquee: "aluc. hO\\.~vcr. those '"ho !!'\pressed an in1crcst outpm;cd thcmscl"cs Amy Carter is geuing married in September to a computer consultant. James \\entul Caner 15 the onl) daughter of former President Jimmy Carter and Roslyn Carter.. Singer ~!cl Torme. aka as "The l'efret ••Ill"-••• Fol(", suffered a stroke last Tucsda). flis prognosis is undetermined at press time.. r,.,o men have been charged \\Ith murder in connection "ith the deaths of Diana Ross' brother a.:.;..~:;;...-Lu.J• and his '"fc last June. The couple had been tied "'ith rope and wires and were found with plasttc bags around 1heir necks causing them to suffocate. In a related matter, ABC "'II re­broadcast Ross' compelling and cnticall) acclaimed ponrayal of a schi10phrenic in Out of Darkness_ The mm 1c airs Sunda) August 25 at 8pm Tom Cruise got a retraction from a German magazine concerning his purponed sterilit) The actor dropped his suit as a result. The retraction along "1th an apolog)· \\.ill appear on the CO\-er of the Runic mag37mc on the Aug. 17 issue .. Fox photographer Brad Neu thought an earthquake had struck 1>hen the portable john he "as using in San Diego outside the com ention center shool \\ ith a bang I hat is until the shaking stopped and Neu heard someone '">, "Oh mi God. I'm so sorr) • A staffer m a golf cart used to transport JX'Ople had a<c1dentall> run into the john.. T al mg inflation into account. Gone Jluh The Wmd. is still the hox-officc champ of all time According to tracking firm Fxh1h1tor Relations Compan) and a..Cilounding 197.5 m1lhon people ha.e <een the 1939 classic on the big-screen Richard Gere and Bruce \Villis ha\.C signed to appear m a remake of the 1973 thriller lh• Day of the JaC'kDI While the original's premise concerned 1hc plotted as..sassmauon of Ch1rltS De Gaulle. the updated >crsion "111 surround a plot to kill the fir!i>l lad) Larry k.ing \\.ill ha"c a cameo ai h11nsclf S/245 f * * ll:OOpm * OP St d' 5otur>d lldde * Hostess * QlJ Sho~ Dion * Special Guests Shelby St. John icole Blake * Day- eiqh f dwardf and talent night winner Cnabilft1/Jer · The True Story premieres on thl! l'SA c o k Sept. 11. Robert lllys and Dean Stock"tll star m the production . E\cn po th 1mousl} John \\..a)ne pro\CS he has the muscle to c;;ell. Sales ha\ e risen 11° o since • rhe Duke's" ad\.Crtisements for Coor.;; beer began amng. All proceeds go to the John Wa) nc Cancer Institute. Wa) ne died of cancer.. U.S Air Force Capt Scott O'Grad) \\ho sun ived being shot dO\\n in Bosma 1>ill be Judging the Miss America Pageant. Sept 14 m Atlanuc Cit) B.B. King. Bonnie R1itt. Eric Cl1pton. Robert Cny, Dr. John and Art Neville pay homage to mu~;ic legend Stevie Ray Vaughan \\ho died in a helicopter crash in 1990 I Tribute to Sre-.,·1~ Ray l'au.ghn is currently available at record stores and a video of the recordings arc slated to air on PBS Aug. 25 and VII-I Aug. 26 . Joan Rivers will JOin the ranks of Cindy Cr1wford [lie M1cPhcrson and Jane Fonda River's plans to release a workout video this fall Should be mtcrtsting, 1f an)lhin~ Robert Wigner and Stef1nie Po~trs reunite as the Harts in the upcoming Famtly Channel mo> ic Hart to I/art Ttll Death Do l.'s I/art George Hamilton co­stars llart airs August 25 at 6pm Rob Morrow (.\or1hern F.:cposure's resident doctor) is the odds on fa\.·oritc to portra) Darrin m the big­scrcen adaptation of Bew11ched Alicia Silverstone set 10 Samantha appears portray Other heavy "eight contenders~ Peter Gallagher as l 'ndi: /\nhur and Carol Channing and Joan Collins arc m the running to portra) Lndora OaHd Brinkley announced he Y.Ould be lca\lng h1 poS1 a.< hoSI of Thu Week K 1th DunJ Bnnlr.I•). a 1>cel.ly public affairs program Brinkley "'II otay on during the clecllons and retire thereafter~ Cokie Robern and Sam Donaldson are bein heavily considered M replacements Al. o in the running Ted h'.oppel and Diane Sal\)'tr Their participation depends on their 111tcrcst and scheduling conflict rcsolut1om Making the Rounds: Cher visits Rosie O'Donnell Aug. 26 at 9am on ABC amhate channel 13 CBS' .\furph_> Brown repeats the riotous episode from last season featuring funny man Tim Conway Aug. 26 at 8pm Elvis Costello visits Jay Ltno on NBC's Tonight Sho\\ Aug. 26 at 10:35pm Poet Miya Angelou talks to L1uren Hutton Aug. 26 at lam on L'PN affiliate channel 20 and [1rtha Kitt chats '"th Lauren Thursdai Aug 29 Burt L1ncaster. Bruce Lte. Jacqueline Kennedy Onuis, Aristotle Onasis and William Shakespeare arc this \\eeks subjects on A&F's Biography airing at 7 and I lpm nightl) Top of the Charts: Tin Cup caddied its 1>ay to #I at the box-omcc last \\eek takmg in SIO. I million Seinfeld"as the highest rated sho" of the "eek according to the Nielsen raungs. On the music front Alanis Morissette reclaimed the best selling album position after a short hiatus \Hth her Jag!(ed Ltttle Pill compilation .\lacarena bi Los Del Rio remains the hottest song m the country for the fourth consecutl\-C '"eek No changes on the Ne" York I imes bestseller lists. Cause of Death b' Patricia Corn><ell and Cn/1m1ted Access b) Gary Aldrich remain perched at the top' of the fiction and non-fiction lists, rcspect1vel) Milestone; Catherine S. East, a retired federal \i.orkcr died of congestl\C heart failure at the age of 80 this 1>eek. East ""' largely ·csponsihle for persuading Bell) Friedan to found the \"clltonal Organ=iallon for Women Quote of the Week: "Bntam'.s Qu~en ~1other lurm .. ·d 96 She made a puhltc appearan1·e at the l.undon sl<xk market l nfortunatt:l_y shl' l{cJ\:t• on'-' of thou ro.ral lHn·es al tllt' w.rong lime and noM- ~ht' OM ns a m1/11on dollars' w,orth of pork ~II}· futures .. Rosie O'Donntll 1ALE STRIP CON fES T of ll:OOpm wifh Toro 0 of the Border Ni9ht Amateur/Tolen! Night 11 llpm' wilh Poivi ~ 8118 Granny's Burgers .'.2517 Ralph Slreel of Weslheimer (713) 5.'.27-3071 • Happy Hour 7 am-Jpm weP~.doys • 1.50 \'hll 4-7 ~afurdoy • l.5C Vc.d~.o 7om-6pm • Mug Club 7om-10pm • $3.75 Pilchers & $1.75 Mugs with Maril1J.n "con leche" Marx Thursda¥, Au9ust 29, 11:00pm with man~ special 9uests ALSO Grann~1 s Tacos! HOUSTON VOICE I AUGUST 23, 1996 25 ""' I COSMIC DIVA. ~ YOU WOULDN'T TREAT ME LIKE THIS BUT CHA' ARE BLANCHE! 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