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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana February 1 i Entertainment On the Record By CHARL1E MARTIN NC News Service Columnist I'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT LOVE You, you are the one/You are all that I've been thinking about/And I, I would give it all away/If only you were here beside me/For one mo- ment/You're so close I can hear you breathe/For one moment/Just when I thought that you/Were that one I could depend on/Don't you know that I've done/Everything that I know to do/I would live or die for you/I just want to know why (REFRAIN) Because I've got a lot to learn about love/yes I do/The only girl I depend on is gone/She's gone Teach me about love And now, now that you're gone/I live with emotions that/I've had all along/And you, you can see/The love that I feel for you/i can't let this moment slip away/Don't you know that/Every time I feel this way/Every time I turn away/Someone's saying goodbye (REPEAT REFRAIN) Will I need to know? (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE) Written by Greg Rolie, Bob Marlette and Kevin Chalfont Losing identity in romance is always a mistake Sung by The Storm Copyright (c) 1991 by Interscope Records The Storm's "I've Got a Lot to Learn About Love" reminds me of "Live for Loving You," that I recently discussed in this colunm. Yet. in some ways, that song is different. The similarity lies in the song's story. The guy in the song focuses his whole life on the girl. He says, "I would live or die for you," thinking the girl was "that one I could depend on." But now that she's gone, he realizes "I've got a lot to learn about love." His willingness to look at what has hap- pened is whore the two songs differ. Losing one's identity in a romance is always a mistake. The individuals eventually will face their dissatisfaction over losing their own needs. interests and dreams. Love doesn't deny conflicts when they occur in the important aspects of our lives. Rather. love asks us to be both honest and fair. Too often individuals get so high over the in- tense feelings caused by romance that they choose to ignore everything else about the rela- tionship. To learn more about love, listen to your feel- ings. Be honest. What about your partner's ac- tions, attitudes or values? Do they bother you? If you say never, then you do not know your part- nor very well. Furthermore, if you free to express your concerns, then the sity of the romance is leading you into problems Another way to learn about love is to amine what happens when you and the you date have disagreements. Are these filets faced directly? Do each of you own view of the situation? Do each of to manipulate or three the other to accept point of view? When either person treats fairly in trying to "win" the argument, tionship always loses. Each time persons come out of a disagreement den resentments, love dies a little, There are no perfect ways to love. Like the person in the song, learn through our lessons are painful. Yet most of us are the best we can. We need to be both and persistent. God gave us our which to learn. Allow each relationshi friendship and all interactions wi become an opportunity to practice love. (Your comments are always welcome* Please address: Charlie Martin, R.R. 182, Rockport, IN 47635). 'New World, New Church' lecture will be Feb. 14 "Images of Wisdom: The Mother Clarissa Rich[ Lec- ture Series" will continue Friday, Feb. 14 when Sis- ter Joan Chittister presents "New World, New Church: Political, Pastoral or Prophetic?" at 8 p.m. in Madonna Hall at the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Sister Chittister is an in- ternational lecturer and author on peace and jus- tice issues. The lecture series is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Benedict in celebration of their 125th anniversary. [ l[ SR. 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By Henry Herx political ambitions are no se- Glover) whose bloo Y  A]' Catholic News Service cret, will do just that. tracked by a relentle .d0 lanta detectiw; ( RegIL' NEW YORK (CNS)  A Southern lawyer's political ambitions are jeopardized by a racially sensitive murder trial in "Grass Roots," a two- part miniseries airing Mon- day and Tuesday, Feb. 24 and 25, 9-11 p.m. EST both nights on NBC. The setting is Atlanta, where a black woman is found brutally murdered and the police have arrested a white man for the crime. The judge (Raymond Burr} assigned to the case calls in up-and-coming attorney Will Lee (Corbin Bernsen) and in- sists that he undertake the ac- cused man's defense. The judge wants to keep the trial from becoming racially charged and believes that savvy lawyer Lee, whose American National Bank Bicknell - Sandborn Vincennes Drive-in Facilities - Member F.D.I.C. A Full Service Bank After assuring himself of his client's innocence, Lee proceeds with the defense until suddenly everything is thrown into a cocked hat by an outburst of racial violence perpetrated by an under- ground white supremacist group. Derek Marlowe's script fit- fully keeps three plot lines going. The major one in- volves the personal life of Lee, his family and friends, most of whom were first in- troduced in the 1983 minis- eries "Chiefs." The second thread follows the, racially sensitive trial which could destroy Lee's chances of becoming Geor- gia's next U.S. senator. The third plot element is the shadowy hate-group run on military lines by a retired Army officer (Rod Taylor}. The group's chief bully boy is a psychopathic killer (John VelJohnson). _ n tri, Director Jerry LondO . 01 to keep all three plot lir:# equal interest, but GlVce '. rforln '. larger-than-life pe o1 as a maniacal assassi,di notes the otherwise P'- proceedings. ,  1# ! Bernsen is gena!.,0ie lightweight as the YUorr'01r lawyer whose romantiCa; lie !ems with the wo. C13 loves, a career-mindeU.o# executive (Mel HarriS), v substantial as silly putty # Though all the variOU,' ad rative in redients dorl ,,, - " g a iL up to much in the em".dlr slickly packaged e.r,{e'soe ment that may tl, L |*s " em tv hours for ad'..lli" P __ * L  willing to tax thmr  gence or emotions, c =o0 However, because m(oi" st lized violence, raciaJ 7il Y 6e' thets and sexual referen is not for young viewers' Buehlers i.G.A. "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S SOURCE OF SAVINGSS QUALIFY FOODS and MEATS Also Huntingburg and Oakland City Compliments of Nass & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntingburg, Ind. vt