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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- .On The Record -- Discover the dignity within you A WHOLE NEW WORLD I can show you the world/Shin- ing, shimmering, splendid/Tell me princess/Now when did you last/Let your heart decide/I can open your eyes/Take you wonder by wonder/Over, sideways and under/On a magic carpet ride/A whole new world/A new fantastic point of view/No one to tell us no/Or where to go/Or say we're only dreaming/A whole new world/A dazzling place I never knew/But now from way up here/It's crystal clear/That now I'm in a whole/New world with you Unbelievable sights,/Indescribable feelings/Soaring, tumbling, free.wheeling/Blue and endless diamond skies/A whole new world Don't you dare close your eyes/i'm like a shoot- ing star/I've come so far/I can't go back/To where I used to be/A whole new world/With new horizons to pursue/i'll chase them every- where/There's time to spare/Let me share this/Whole new world with you A whole new world/A new fantastic point of view/No one to tell us no/Or where to go/Or say we're only dreaming/A whole new world/With new horizons to pursue/I'll chase them any- where/There's time to spare/This whole new world with you/A whole new world/That's where we'll he/I've really changed/A wDndrous place/For you and me By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST i Written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice Sung by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle Copyright (c) 1992 by The Walt Disney Company Do you wish that your life were different because it's just not what you want it to be? Well, according to Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, there's "A Whole New World" awaiting you. It's time for you to "open your eyes" and discover "a new fantastic point of view." Their duet is part of the soundtrack for the Disney film "Aladdin." In the movie, the genie offers to take a princess on a "magic carpet ride." Then, she will see the world as "a dazzling place" that she never knew. At times, we all would like a magical genie to appear in our lives. We may feel discouraged, wondering how to get our lives going toward those experiences that we truly desire. Yet, if we look within ourselves, we can find this genie. For within our minds is a true magical power. God gave us the gift of our minds so we could change, heal and recreate our lives. Unfor- tunately, we don't always know how to use our minds to experience its magic. Consider the following tips for using the power of your mind to put new happiness into your life: 1. Focus your mind on what you want, not on what you don't want. For example, think about how to pass a test, not how you might flunk it. See within your mind how you study prepare, how you want to feel as you test, and finally, visualize the passing your returned test paper. Stay positive cused on the result you want. 2. Be self-affirming. Sure, we all make takes, but emphasize the things you do ognize the goodness in yourself. Each of us God's child. That's a whole lot of eternal Acknowledge this dignity within yourself. :: 3. Dream big! However, make sure your dreams are your own, not placed on you b3 one else's expectations. Further, don't limitations too quickly. Your mind has Use it to see how you could best expand and enjoy your life. 4. Put more love into your life, and mean how you care about and serve others. reason God invited you into life was to help' ers find better lives. Focus your mind you can give to others without thought of in this service for you. 5. Make sure there's some quiet in Take time each day to pray, to think, to day- dream. It's amazing what kind of ideas and in" sights come to us if we just create a space ins attention to our minds. Aladdin's genie is co:rect. There's new world given to you. God and you it. Look within yourself to find it. (Your comments are always welcome, Please address: Charlie Martin, 1111 3, Rockport, IN 47635.) Playing the Oscars guessing By GERRI PARE tholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) -- The time when Hollywood pats it- self on the back, with mil- lions watching the world over, is upon us again. Winners of the coveted Academy Awards will be an- nounced Monday, March 29 on ABC, starting at 9 p.m. EST. Thedesignation "Best" be- fore the award for picture, di- rector, actor, and so on can be misleading. Who gets the most votes has everything to do with such variables as the nominee's personal popular- ity, politics, studio publicity campaigns and the image Hollywood wants to project Surprising many are the six nominations for Irish director Nell Jordan's independent movie "The Crying Game," (classified by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcasting A- IV w adults, with reserva- tions, and rated by the Mo- tion Picture Association R restricted), which is just be- ginning to break wide as it gathers word of mouth about its startling and problematic plot twist. "The Crying Game" is nom- inated for Best Picture, but Clint Eastwood's revisionist Western "Unforgiven" (A-IV, R) may edge it out, beating its stiffest competition, the exquisite Edwardian drama "Howards End" (A-II m adults and adolescents, PG parental guidance suggested), the crowd-pleasing "A Few Good Men" (A-III -- adults; R) and long shot "Scent of a Woman" (A-III, R). It seems no contest in the Best Actress category. Despite Susan Sarandon's tenacious portrayal of the determined mother in "Lorenzo's Oil" (A- II, PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropri- ate for children under 13), it can't match Emma Thomp- son's luminous performance in "Howards End" and it will be a travesty if Thompson does not win. By comparison, Catherine Deneuve ("Indochine," A-III, PG-13), Mary McDonnell ("Passion Fish," A-III, R) and Michelle Pfeiffer ("Love Field," A-III, PG-13), are also- rans in a year with few fine female roles. By contrast, all bets are off in the Best Actor category. Denzel Washington captured "Malcolm X" (A-III, PG-13) as brilliantly as Robert Downey Jr. was "Chaplin" (A-III, PG- 13). Eastwood was riveting in "Unforgiven" and doleful Stephen Rea really made the complexities in "The Crying Game" work. Yet, in this skin-tight race, the often-nominated, never- won A1 Pacino may finally cop the golden statue for his eminently watchable inter- pretation of a blind, embit- tered, ex-military man in "Scent of a Woman." For Best Supporting Ac- tress, long shot Marisa Tomei gave such a feisty and funny performance in "My Cousin Vinny" (A-III, R) she may just capture the most votes. She's got stiff competition, how- ever, from Judy Davis' bril- liant turn as a neurotic New Yorker in "Husbands and FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 IIIII I I I Wives" (A-III, R) Joan Plowright's delightful dowa- ger in "Enchanted April" (A- II, PG) and Vanessa Red- grave's fragile performance in "Howards End." Those who vote for Mi- randa Richardson in "Dam- age" (O m morally offensive, R) are more likely to be im- pressed by the wide range of characters she convincingly portrayed last year, including the timid wife in "Enchanted April" and the seething ter- rorist in "The Crying Game." A1 Pacino is also nomi- nated for Best Supporting Actor in "Glengarry Glen Ross" (A-III, R) which may split his votes, but he seems poised to win one or the other. David Paymer in "Mr. Saturday Night" (A-III, R) and Jaye Davidson in "The Crying Game" were very good but will have a hard time up against the likes of ferocious Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men" and the quicksil- ver, scene-stealing perfor- mance of likely winner Gene Hackman in "Unforgiven." Academy members vote within their own specialty, except that all 4,649 voting members choose Best Picture. In the Best Director cate- gory, directors might just salute maverick Bob Altman for his audacious scorn of Hollywood values, skillfully displayed in "The Player" (A- III, R). On the other hand, his film did not get a Best Picture nomination and Hollywood seldom embraces those who American National Bank Bicknell - Sandbom Vincennes Drtve-ln F.iUties. Member F.D.LC. A Full Service Bank II IIII I II I relish mocking it. This would give James Ivory a well-deserved chance for "Howards End" while Martin Brest for "Scent of a Woman" is still iffy. Since Neff Jordan stands an excellent chance of taking home Oscar for his original screenplay of "The Crying Game" m only David Webb Peoples' "Unforgiven" is in the same league -- that may diminish his chances to also win for Best Director. However, Hollywood seems so enamored of the stark and evocative "Unfor- given" that even if Eastwood does not cop the Best Actor nod, he will probably win as Best Director. And that's the fun in trying to outguess the voters -- there are always several sur- prises in store, so the final winners are anyone's guess. Maybe even yours. In the six leading series, the Office Broadcasting projects: Best Picture: given." Best Actor: A:I' "Scent of a Woman.". Best ActresS: Thompson, "] Best SupF Gene Hackman, given." Best Supporting Marisa Tomei, "My Vinny." Best Director: wood, "Unforgiven." Pare is on the staff of U.S. Catholic Office for Film Broadcasting. EVANSVILLE SERVICE AND SHOPPING FOR THE BEST PLUMBING SERVICE RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL (FREE ESTIMATES) GRANT PLUMBING CO. 484 S. GOVERNOR AT CANAL Ph. 424-2441 Carpet Cleaning SERVICE MASTER For Free Estimates Call 428-0900 Evansville Wet Heat & Piping Co. Inc. "IV & 2-Way 1916W. FRANKLIN PHONE New & Used Boilers, Furnaces Repair & Replacement 424-0991 800 E. Oregon Herman Motor NEW OR t Whore the bes Trade up o down Bank Financing 2001 W. Delaware M & S : : Fire & Equip. Co. service 670 E. Fmnldtn / Jr