People in the News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ The 1990s will be the ″she″ generation, where women can write the scripts in their relationships with men, according to Dr. Joyce Brothers.
″We’ve been through the ‘me’ generation. We’ve been through the ‘we’ generation,″ Brothers said during a news conference Friday at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital. ″The 1980s are the ‘he’ generation because there are 7.3 million more marriageable women than marriageable men today, enough to populate an entire country, Australia.″
But she said in the 1990s, things will change because of shifting population patterns, and there will be about 105 eligible men for every 100 eligible women.
″Women will be writing the script,″ she said. ″They will demand courting. They will demand romance. They will demand babies within marriage. They will demand marriage.″
The noted psychologist also predicted a drop in the divorce rate during the 1990s.
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - Boston College’s new basketball and hockey arena was dedicated to U.S. Rep. Silvio O. Conte.
The dedication took place Saturday at halftime of Georgetown’s 80-69 Big East basketball victory over Boston College. A videotaped message from President Bush was played on the arena’s scoreboard.
The building opened last October.
The Republican Conte played on the football team as an undergraduate at Boston College, and received his law degree from the school in 1949. He has been a congressman since 1958.
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Louis W. Sullivan, professional football and baseball star Bo Jackson and movie actor Danny Glover were among 12 black men honored by Morehouse College.
Glover, who appeared in ″Lethal Weapon″ and ″The Color Purple,″ and the others were honored during a fund-raising gala Saturday celebrating the college’s 122nd anniversary for serving as positive role models in athletics, business, education, entertainment, government, law, the military, religion, science and technology.
Others receiving awards were Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, a physician and nuclear physicist; Dr. Otis Smith, Atlanta chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Dr. Benjamin Carson of Johns Hopkins Hospital; Henry L. Gates, a literature professor at Cornell University; Brig. Gen. Fred A. Gorden of the West Point Military Academy; George R. Lewis, vice president and treasurer of Philip Morris Co.; Catholic Archbishop Eugene A. Marino of Atlanta; Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke; and Virginia Lt. Gov. L. Douglas Wilder.
TOKYO (AP) - Nature was too much for Fumio Niwa, whose attempt to become the first man to cross the Pacific Ocean alone in a balloon ended in failure, his wife said Sunday.
Noriko Niwa, 37, said in a telephone interview that ″he just wasn’t able to beat nature.″
She said that her three children were very disappointed by their 38-year- old father’s failure, but added she would have no objections to him giving it another try.
Niwa set out from his hometown of Yokohama near Tokyo early Wednesday in an attempt to fly to San Diego, Calif., but failed to catch a jet stream which would have carried him to the destination.
″I worry only about the weather, but I will tide over any difficulties and will never give up my attempt,″ Noriko quoted Niwa as telling her before he decided to abort the flight.
After 11 hours of drifting in a tiny globe-shaped gondola in rough seas, he was rescued by a Japanese fishing boat Saturday. Niwa managed to cover only a third of the distance he would have needed to reach America.
NIXA, Mo. (AP) - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils and more than 1,200 of their fans helped raise money for two assult victims who were neighbors of lead singer Michael ″Supe″ Granda.
The benefit concert Saturday night by the country-rock band popular in the 1970s will help Roscoe Jones, 67, and his father, Clarence, 84, pay for needed clothes and house items, said concert organizer Gerry Perry.
The Joneses, former neighbors of Granda’s, appeared on the cover of the group’s 1977 album, ″Men From Earth,″ holding the reins of their mules.
The two were beaten and robbed in their Boaz home last December, then left tied up with barbed wire for three days until a neighbor found them. Clarence Jones remains in a Springfield hospital, and Roscoe Jones now lives in a nursing home.
″The community was outraged, but no one knew what to do about it,″ said Granda. Perry said organizers hoped to raise $9,000, but the money has not been counted.
The Daredevils, known for the pop hits ″Jackie Blue″ and ″If You Want To Get To Heaven,″ recorded their last album in 1980 but still tour regularly.