MORTGAGES by alicejenny


									                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, February 10,1994                         Page 5

                                                                                                                   POPCORN7                                                         Red Cross Classes Told
         Aetten*                                                                            Blink Shows Itself
                                                                                          Worth Several Glimpses
                                                                                                                                                                                   For February and March
                                                                                                                                                                                       TheWestfield/MountainsideChap-                • First aid on February 23 and March
     Studying Birds and Words Provide                                                                  By Michael Goldberger                                                         ter of the American Red Cross classes 2, from 6 to 10 p.m. on both nights.
                                                                                                                                                                                     will be held at the Chapter House                March classes include:
       Meaningful Pursuits for Youth                                                    _ One Popcorn, Poor • Two Popcorns. Fair -Three Popcorns, Good • Four         i. Excellent   located at 321 Elm Street, Westfield.           •Community First Aid and Safety,
                                                                                                                                                                                        February classes include:                  March 15 and 22, from 6 to 10 p.m.
     About three years ago, my son, English alphabet.                                                                                best, he is not without skill in the area          • Community Cardiopulmonary on both nights.
 Matthew, and I were altempting to                At its worst, then, a spelling bee isWhile unabashedly anchoring its of spine-tingling suspense.                                   Resuscitation, February 15 and 17, • AdultCardiopulmonary Resusci-
 park on Prospect Street across from a brush with an overly competitive            fortunes to a major movie cliche.                     Granted many of the seat-edged from 6 to 10 p.m. on both nights.                          tation only, March 30, from 6 to 10
 the tire station when we found our culture in a nasty collision with a            Blink nonetheless creates silver- scenes come via some rather aged                                                                              p.m.
 windshield spattered with bird drop- brief, public success for failure; but       screen suspense and mystery by the movie mechanisms, yet Mr. Apted
 pings and heard the chirping of hun- at its best it is a challenging induction    bushel.                                           delivers them with a minimum of                      A mother? She is a person who, seeing there are only
 drws upon hundreds of sparrows intothemysteriesoflhe written word;                    The only original feature is the rust-induced squeaking.                                        four pieces of apple pie for five people, promptly
mosting in the trees that line that part the possibilities forfairnessinaquiet,    fetching presence of Madeleine
of the street.                                                                     Stowe as Emma Brody, our every-                       And there is something to be said announces she never did care for pie.
                                                intense contest, and the excitement                                                                                                                                                                 —Tenneva Jordan
     We researched this phenomenon at of mastery over the most basic units         day, perfunctory, motion picture for employing the tried and true if
the library, wrote our findings down, of human written communication.                                                                               without
                                                                                   blind gal who did or did not witness you do itwhich theembarrassing pre-
and The Westfield Leader genemus\y                                                 a serial killer fleeing the scene of a tension, margins at filmmaker avoids
                                                  In its most successful outcome the                                                 by slim                  several junctures.
printed the story, complete with a spelling bee can be remembered as a             murder.
picture of the kind of sparrow whose firm, friendly nudge for all partici-                                                               Eventually, the detective yarn finds
                                                                                       Well Emma isn't quite blind you flatfoot and damsel-in-distress head-
nocturnal activities were rendering pants to read more than they did be-           see ... er, that is ... just recently she ing for romantic entanglement, a la                                                                               our kids
Prospect Streets walkways impass- fore and thereby to encounter life in a          received a corneal transplant, and her million whodunits that preceded this
able. The undertaking clearly was more meaningful way.                             focusing ability is taking some time variation on a caper.                                                     WouU
inspirational for Matthew, using                                      Leon Chazanowto kick in.
school knowledge and writing skills                                           WesUIdd
                                                                                                                                          Still, it works,
                                                                                       Now in her early thirties and the nude wrestling evenwrithing is no-and
                                                                                                                                                                 when the semi-                     Win
to contribute to published findings
                       p                                                            violinist in a popular Chicago band. ticeably contrived, if not downright
             i              fhl o
concerning an out-of-school pro -       b                                          The Drovers, Emma hasn't been strained.
lem.                                                                                sighted since she was eight. That's                                                                     You know dint your CHILDREN would d o anything they could
                                                                                                                                          Sadly, there is a bit of a cop out in
     On January 25, 1994 we attended              Cooperative Learning              when an abusive mom pushed her
                                                                                                                                      the final figurings. Whereas much of                  lor you. lint you also know that you always want to be able to take care
another local event, the Junior                                                     child's face into a mirror.
Women's Club's hosting of the An-                       Topic of Panel                                                                                portion
                                                                                        Director Michael Apted plays on the earlierfilm noir of the movie is
                                                                                                                                      recycled                   classicism, the           of ymirsclf-physically and financially.
nual Fourth Grade Spelling Bee in                      On Wednesday                 this background drama to multiply doings are denigrated when the de-
the auditorium of Wilson School.                                                    the psychological possibilities.                  nouement utilizes a relatively-mod-                  John I Inticock's I'ROTECTCARE" can help.
                                                  Parents of Children With
     Here, the motivator was not the Disabilities will sponsor aLearning      panel on
                                                                                        Uncertainly of witness identifica- ern and less-venerated climax.
challengeof using human knowledge cooperative learning and in-class                 tion is compounded in complexity                                                                       • IVotcctCarc* is .1 long-term care policy that can provide comprehen-
and research to investigate a natu- support on Wednesday, February 16,
                                                                                                                                          Playing second
                                                                                    with the introduction of a curious getic allure Miss banana to the ener-   Stowe emanates,
                                                                                    syndrome Emma has been experi- Mr. Quinn manages a fairly intrigu-                                          sive protection for nursing or home care.
rally-occuring event, but rather the at 7:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt
reverse — harnessing the naturally- Intermediate School Library in                  encing since her surgery — some- ing character in John Hallstrom, a                                    I ProtcctCaic* can help to assure that, if you ever need it, you'll
occuring event of pre-adolescent self- Westfield.                                   times it takes as much as 24 hours for new-generation sleuth with insepa-
consciousness and competitiveness                                                   an image to materialize. To boot, rable ties tothe truly-important tradi-                                   ho able to receive quality nursing home care-without depicting
to lighten the load of dreariness and             Guest presenters will be sixth- and
                                                                                    with the floodgates of emotional bag- tions and traits of his profession.
boredom, ordinarily encumbering that seventh-grade teachers from Edison             gage accompanying the return of her
                                                                                                                                          There is a tongue-in-cheek gag that
                                                                                                                                                                                                your LIFE SAVINGS.
branch of human knowledge known and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools                  sight, she's also having her share of
                                                                                                                                       humorously haunts John throughout                   • And, perhaps most importantly, it lets you maintain the D I G N I T Y
as "spelling."                                  and will include Alan Lambert, Mrs. hallucinations.
                                                             Kopac, Mrs. Barbara
     An abundance of research indi- Katherineand Mrs. Joann Saladino,
                                                                                        At first blush, detective John the story, amurderthatEmma'sback to         reverts
                                                                                                                                                                                                and independence you deserve.
cates spelling does not necessarily LeparuloEdison.                                  Hallstrom is hesitant to give the before before her surgery.
                                                                                                                                       ing ...
                                                                                                                                                 the           in             build-
correlate with intelligence. A great allFrom Roosevelt will be Miss Staci            would-be witness any credibility, a
                                                                                                                                           Unaware the comelyfiddlerwas
                                                                                                                                                                                           Because while you know your kids would give you anything, you
deal of memory work is involved, Beegle, Walter Buda, Mrs. Barbara                   situation that maddens the herein-
and it is well known powerful memory                                                 before independent lass who fended                blind, the detective made a fool of                 don't want them to have to. Find out how John Hancock can help.
capability does not necessarily indi- Ball and Kenneth Shulak, the                   for herself with uncompromised self- himself in a shameless show of strut-
cate powerful mental-processing Principal of Roosevelt.                              sufficiency prior to the operation.               ting and preening on the dance floor
 skill.                                            Panel members will explain in-class  However, Aidan Quinn as the cool, where her group was playing its very
                                                                                     cocky and puckish homicide gumshoe catchy Irish folk tunes.
                                                                     way it is being
     At the margins of human endeavor, support and thethe intermediate                                                                     Later, the inside joke is formed
 for example, we really don't care implemented atThey also will                      isn't close-minded when it comes
 whether the language of a contract— school level.                                   down tocases.The heightened senses when the musician learns of her whirl-
 or a cure for a disease — is spelled demonstrate how teachers work                  that Emma developed as a result of ing admirer. Of course, it's a small                                   The options arc explained, simply and clearly, in "Planning
 perfectly at the point of first draft or cooperatively can enhance learning
                                                                 in the classroom andher disability give her other powers world, and our suspension of disbe-                                  lor long-term health care." To receive your FREE BOOK,
                                                                                                                                        lief is solicited.
 initial discovery if it gets the job how students
                                                 by working together in one or more
                                                                                     to draw on. For instance, she's posi-                                                                     just complete this coupon and return to our address below.
 done.                                                                               tive of a unique smell that would
                                                 ureas.                               identify the perpetrator.                                                                                Name:
      But to participate in one of these            For further information, please
 spelling bees at age 9 involves a great telephone 233-0021.                             Although Director Apted is no

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 deal more than skill with spelling:                                                  Hitchcock, or even a DePalma at his
 The interplay between the child's                                                                                                                                                      «>)•   .   .       _
 developmental stage and the event's                                                                                                                                                    Phone(.        )
 public context, becomes paramount.
 Each child must have the courage to                                                                                                 6s GUARANTEED RESULTS                                 Richard C. Brief                  Real l i t e ,   real       answers.*
 competeinaspotlightbeforethecom-                                                                                                           Small Groups
  munity and to risk misspelling a word
  with parents and peers watching.                                                                                                             SCOTCH PLAINS                             22 tower PI.
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  cessfully or unsuccessfully with the
  ball, or word, thrown at him or her.
      In fact, all but the winner(s) even-
  tually miss a word and "strike out,"
  but here, he or she gets only one
  swing.There is no in-between ground,
  there are no base hits or home runs—
  either the word is correct or incorrect.
   Accepting this inevitability and striv-
   ing to spell a word correctly in the
   fact of nearly impossible odds of to-

   tal triumph requires very large re-
   serves of courage and ambition in-
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    face and mentally and physically ex-                                 A LOVING TRIBUTE
    hausted by the boredom of drill and
    practice — at one point, Matthew
    sought comfort in doing headstands                              NOW THROUGH February 15
    on the bed as we crammed, that is the
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      a spelling bee.
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