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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ii ii Entertainment July 17, 1992 On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic News Service Columnist JUST ANOTHER DAY Mornings alone/When you come home/I breath a lit- tle faster/Every time we're together/It'd never be the same/lyou are not here/How can you stay away, away so long/Why can't we stay together/Give me a reason/Give me a reason REFRAIN: I, I didn't want to say it/I don't want to find another way/Fo make it through the day without you/I, I can't resist/Frying to find exactly what I miss/It's just another day without you/it's another day Making the time/Find the right lines/Fo make you stay forever/What do I have to tell you/I'm just try- mg to hold on to something/{Trying to hold on to something good)/Give us a chance to make it/Don't want to hold on to never/i'm not that strong/I'm not that strong (REPEAT REFRAIN) Why can't you stay forever/Just give me a reason/Give me a reason (REPEAT REFRAIN) Don't let bad feelings rule your life Written by Jan Secada and Miguel Morejon Sung by Jan Secada Copyright (c) 1992 by SBK Records What happens when you trade places with Gloria Estefan? Well, if you are ]on Secada. you get your first chart hit. Secada has sung backup for Estefan. Now she has retnrned the favor by helping Secada with background vocals for his debut disc. I think Secada has a terrific sound. How- ever, the song's message leaves something to be desired. The person in the song is depressed because his girl comes and goes in his life. He clings to the relationship, hoping that her inconsistency will change. He tells her how he feels, that with- out her "it's just another day." This man needs to look at his life more clearly. His hurt and depression are his own doing. He is trying to love someone who doesn't understand the need for commitment if love is to endure. Apparently the guy believes that he must have the woman's love if he is to be happy. Since she is so fickle, naturally he becomes de- pressed. Rather than invent more reasons to wait, hope and live "another day without you," he needs to get on with his own life. III II I When we make our happiness dependent On another's choices and behaviors, we sell out our power to live in satis .lying ways. Certainly, others affect our mood. Yet, each day gives us the opportunity to make our lives happy Perhaps you don't have all that you desire in your life, including a solid romantic relation" ship. However, you will never get this day jac:,,. To remain depressed because of someone's fickle behavior or because there is no romance in your life is to lose today's potential for joy. ' . Acknowledge how you feel, but pass no judgment an your emotions. Feelings arenot right or wrong; they simply are. You don thav: to let your feelings determine how you lb e thi day, Ask yourself what you can do for yourself to put some en'ojyment in this day even, if y_,011 are feeling down. Not every day can be one o I1 tie best days of your life, but you can make the choice to find some happiness within it. _ Ask God to help you live this once-in-a-life" time chance to be happy today, (Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, IN 47635.) I PBS documentary looks at 'OurChildren at Risl: By GERRI PARE tralia and a replica in the Netherlands) is examined  great detail and the proCe by which the huge tirne[l were curved to form tl' no Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) "Our Children at Risk," july 26, PBS Anyone of voting age with the slightest sense of social responsibility should take the time to watch "Our Children at Risk," being rebroadcast Sunday, July 26, 10-11 p.m. EDT on PBS. As program host, Walter Cronkite brings a career of credibility to the devastating facts and figures presented by this documentary on the terri- ble human consequences of the cutbacks in medical and social services wrought by the politics of the 1980s. The facts are simple. Prena- tal care is not available for poor women because most doctors refuse to accept the low payment allowed under Medicaid, the federal program covering those living in poverty. What's not so simple is see- ing the consequences  un- derweight babies suffering multiple medical complica- tions for which their tortured parents cannot afford proper professional attention. The infants who survive and the United States has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the developed world face malnutrition and chil- dren's diseases, such as measles which by the 1970s had been thought to have been eradicated. The program argues that whatever the cost of provid- ing prenatal care for poor women and food as well as medical and social services for the children of poverty, society will save many times over this amount in future ex- penditures. The documentary shows that the old axiom about an ounce of prevention still makes sense in today's econ- omy. The take-away is that our nation's present policy on medical care for the poor must change not only because it is morally wrong but be- cause it is also economically unfeasible. It's important that you take a look and make up your own mind on what is so obviously a critical, though underdis- cussed, national issue. "The Unlucky Voyage," July 31, A&E cable How 125 shipwreck sur- vivors died at the hands of a psychotic fellow passenger is recounted in "The Unlucky Voyage," airing Friday, July 31, 8-9 p.m. EDT on the Arts & Entertainment cable chan- nel as part of the "Time Ma- chine with Jack Perkins" se- ries. In 1628 the Dutch flagship Batavia set sail from Amster- dam bound for Indonesia with 316 passengers, a for- tune in silver and a power- crazed apothecary aboard. The skipper and Cornelisz the apothecary were plotting a mutiny when the ship crashed on a coral reef off Australia. Most survived, and they set up camp on a coral atoll while the commander took off in a smaller vessel to reach Java. In his absence, Cornelisz seized power, dressed in royal finery and systematically tortured and murdered others, men, women and children, at will. Loyal soldiers regained con- trol as the commander re- turned, but in all only 116 survived the hellish voyage not including the unrepen- tant Cornelisz, who was sum- marily executed. It is the human dimension of the story that is the most touching. The demise of the Batavia is described from the commander's journal and is illustrated with period sketches that give the grue- some tale a 17th-century fla- vor. The program does not end there, however. - In fact, most of it is devoted to the contin- uing saga of the ill-fated Batavia. Diver-journalist Hugh Edwards recalls finding skeletons embedded in the coral, ax marks in their skulls I HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC L Licensed Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential TONY NAZARIO P.O. Box 405 812-768-5207 Haubstad!l IN 47639 iii Mortuary ! 101 North Meridian Street | Wiuddngton, IN 254mJ still visible. Artifacts from the wreck have been located and stud- ied since the mid-1950s. Ma- rine archaeologists from the Western Australian Maritime Museum salvaged the wreck and over 20 years actually re- constructed the entire ship. Those intrigued by marine studies, history, archeology and shipbuilding may find nuggets of interest in this hour. The reconstruction of the ship (the original in Aus- is demonstrated. While the story of ,the Batavia overall is absorDmV the orlgo" children wall find - . ing scientific research dry. 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