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To the editor:
Sometimes it is necessary to re
trace one's footsteps to keep abreast
of the times, and this Thanksgiving
we had opportunity to head once
again back to the nation's capital.
The tirst shock was viewing the
home we sold in 1986 to emigrate to
Brunswick County. Ours was a
beautiful yellow and charcoal -gray
trimmed home with a curved wood
en internal fence and tool shed with
German siding in ihe same colors; 9
fruit trees, two white pine trees, two
raised flower beds and about 20
l.ast week the house appeared in
an awkward light-blue-lavender
paint without window shutters and
absolutely nothing else but one
white pine tree grown to 12 inches
thick: a desert wreck amidst neigh
boring homes which looked the
same as ever.
In what way did we offend yup
pies that the good things of life were
ripped out with no thought of other
And Washington may indeed by a
symbol of some optimism to elec
tion victors, but the media people
still live in a dream world instead of
Judy Mann, a Washington colum
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niM, now has identified a new twist
to the accusation that those chauvin
istic males have erected a glass ceil
ing to keep women from the top: On
the basis of an alleged study involv
ing 46 female and 35 male high
schtK>l valedictorians of Illinois high
schools who went to college, the
women achieved significantly less
professionally than the men becausc
they experienced a "drop in their es
timations of their intelligence.'*
Translated in truth terms it meant
that many of the women couldn't
reach for the top because they
thought they would not "become the
kind of mother they wanted to be."
Some of the others expccted to be
in the labor force continuously be
cause they'd "aim higher."
"They expected to marry later and
to have children later." (And Mann
says "they did.")
Understandably, the feminist
gripe is that men "also planned to
marry but saw that as irrelevant to
their career planning."
But of course, this is a lie.
Marriage to many of them is essen
tial to career achievement because it
is the inspiration and establishment
of home and child-rearing the wives
give which provides the solid foot
ing and sanity to work as hard as is
necessary to hit the top.
The feminist message is that if
women devote themselves to family
they have insulted their own intelli
Feminists continue to arrogantly
demand attitudes among all women
which reality dictates will only fit a
And make no allowance for the
Who Needs These Gory Ghoulies?
It was supposed to he a cinematic
showdown of the high-dollar
ghoulies. Tom Cruise's Lestat in
"Interview with the Vampire" goes
mano y ma no with Robert DcNiro's
monster in 'Marv Shelley's Frank
enstein." Bloodsucker versus ultra
quilted cadaver l^cst one It) break a
box office record is a rotten corpse
According to the early returns, the
hunk with the pearly-white fangs is
w hupping the big guy with the neck
bolts And, say the the early re
views. both films arc gory enough to
make you lose your lunch. Just in
time for your holiday moviegoing
pleasure Ho-ho- ho- heave!
At the risk of sounding like Andy
Rooney, don't you miss movies that
knew how to give you a good scare
without grossing you out'.'
It's an incongruous and inconve
nient trait for a newspaper person,
hut | have a very low gore threshold
rbis could he because I grew up
peeking through my fingers at Boris
Karloff and not Freddie Krueger
This could be because my work en
tails a certain measure of unavoid
able unpleasantness of the brutally
I don't know, but I cannot justify
driving half an hour and paying $7
to see a movie if there's any chance
I'm going to walk out before it's
over. And I don't walk out on bad
movies (watched "Bonfire of the
Vanities" all the way to the end);
just bloody ones.
I've never outgrown, and don't
expect I ever will, the love of a good
thriller But I prefer, as I once heard
super-smooth Paul Newman tell an
interviewer, a little something left to
I have the fondest memories of
grainy black-and-white movies
watched with playmates on rainy
Saturday afternoons and late at night
on "Shock Theatre."
The sexiest those films got was
when the Depression-era blonde
staying overnight in the spooky cas
tle would brush out her hair at the
vanity table and she'd be dressed in
a white peignoir set.
As gory as they got was when the
vampire bat flew in the room and
then you'd see the two little marks
on the blonde's neck We nonethe
less got the point, even as kids.
It's fun to get scared in a safe
place from a safe space ? under the
covers with a novel and a flashlight.
In a movie theatre next to someone
who likes the same kind of flicks as
you and will tell you when you can
uncover your eyes. (Thanks, Eric.)
In your darkened living room, wide
eyed and anxious in the bluish light
of the television screen.
Blind, vulnerable Audrey Hep
bum outwitting sinister Alan Arkin
in "Wait Until Dark" (19b7) was
scary. Murderous Robert Mitchum
on the trail of two children in the
suireal "Night of the Hunter" (1955)
was scary. Anthony Perkins, in full
drag and in silhouette as Mrs. Bates
in "Psycho," (I960) was scary.
Luckily, "Psycho," with its infa
mous shower scene, was in black
and white, or it would have been too
graphic for me.
No, I won't be seeing Cruise bite
Pitt, or Branagh truss DeNiro, until
they make it to the video rental
shelves. Then I'll watch at home ?
and if I fall asleep, fast-forward, or
turn off the set in disgust, I'm out
half as much money and a good deal
less time And I won't have had to
wear shoes or hear anybody's baby
crying during the ordeal.
I think I can stand the wait. I've
read the books.
miseries some bright women suffer
because they waited too long to seek
marriage only to find that most of
the good men were caught by their
less ambitious sisters.
Or for that matter how many good
men suffer and sometimes go wrong
because so many women give them
nothing but the back of their finger
tips at arm's length during normal
There is also this background
opinion that this nation cannot con
tinue to compete in the world mar
kets without utilizing all the mental
resources of women in career fields.
But then this achievement would be
at the expense of a drastic reduction
in the number of masculine contri
butions. It may be good social poli
cy to keep equal oppoitunity for
women but it is bad social policy to
stampede all mentally gifted women
into the feminist mold.
For, to steal a sound byte from the
Marines, what this nation really
needs most these days is a FEW
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value our commitment to
quality health care
and serving this community's
families is our forte. At the
office of Mark A. llzak M.D..
we want to include the entire
family in our diagnosis. If
Debbie has a sinus, allergy
or hearing problem, we want
to be sure that little Johnny
or Dad isn't living with the
same condition. With our
comprehensive ear, nose &
throat (ENT) diagnostic proce
dures, we can quickly detect,
even the slightest indications.
Dr. Mark A. Llzak and staff,
appreciates the opportunity to
serve this area with the very
best in quality health care
and professional service.
Because Quality Care Is A Family Affair!
Mark A. Lizak, M.D.
Board Certified Specialist: EAR, NOSE & THROAT
Conveniently located in the Doctor's Office Complex
at the Brunswick Hospital, Supply. North Carolina.
For Appointments Call: 754-2920
NOTICE OF A CITIZENS iNFORMATiONAL |
WORKSHOP ON THE PROPOSED
REPLACEMENT OF THE SUNSET BEACH
BRIDGE (BRIDGE NO. B-198) ON SR 1172
OVER THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY
Project 8.2230101 B-682 Brunswick County
Representatives of the North Carolina Department
of Transportation will hold a citizens informational
workshop on December 6, 1994 at the Jones/Byrd
Pavilion in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. This will be
an informal open house workshop between the hours
of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. Those wishing to attend may do
so at their convenience during these hours.
The purpose of the workshop is to present informa
tion, answer questions and receive comments on the
proposal to replace the Sunset Beach Bridge on SR
1172 over the Intracoastal Waterway in Brunswick
County. Representatives from DOT and Greiner, Inc.;
a private engineering firm hired to conduct the associ
ated planning and environmental studies, will be pre
sent at this meeting.
Anyone desiring information about this workshop
may contact Ms. Julie Hunkins P.E., Project Manager;
North Carolina Department of Transportation, P.O. Box
25201, Raleigh, NC or by telephone at (919)733-7842.
NCDOT will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and
services for disabled persons interested in attending
the workshop, to comply with ADA. To receive speciai
services, please contact Ms. Hunkins at (919)733
7842 or you may fax your request to (919)733-9794
prior to the date of the hearing.
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