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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana October 23, 1987 Entertainment On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN NC News Service Columnist Much of what we obtain in life depends on our attitude, beliefs It&apos;s Not Over Till It's Over Iisten/We don't call the shots here/We don't make the rules/We take what we get/Get what we can/It's learning the hard way/Here on the streets/You can't build a dream without a plan. REFRAIN: Passion speaks Let them hear you speak Play for keeps We play to win We play for keeps It's not over fill it's over It's not over till we get it right. The odds are against us/They say we don't have a chance/There's no giving up, no giving in/When push comes to shove/You got to fight for what you love/you do what you must/Do what you can. REPEAT REFRAIN The odds are against us/you know we still stand a chance/There's no giving up;no giving in. REPEAT REFRAIN Recorded by Starship Written by G. Slick, T. Funderburk, L. Williams Copyright (c) 1987 by BMG Music THINK OF A SITUATION when the odds were against you. Perhaps others even questioned your ability to succeed. What were your reactions in this situation? How did you feel? Starship's latest hit "It's Not Over Till It's Over" describes such occasions. The song's setting is life on the streets where people are "learning the hard way" and "take what we can get." Unfor- tunately some young people experience such ge- nuinely harsh environments. Anyone who faces and wants to try to come to terms with long odds in life needs to recognize the situation for what it is. Honesty helps people realistically assess what needs to be done if there is to be a chance to succeed. In the words of the song, we "need a plan" to reach a dream. For example, consider the decision to take a challenging course in school. Perhaps the course is needed as a prerequisite for reaching a greater goal -- getting into a certain college, for example. One might honestly recognize that this area of study is not where his or her best talents lie. However, by developing a step-by-step plan that includes tutor- ing, advice from the teacher and a personal corn- mitment of extra study time, one can prepare to give the course the best possible effort. The song also suggests that we "plan to win." So much of what we attain in life depends on our attitude. A winning attitude combines the belief that a goal is attainable with a willingness to work hard. One may need to sacrifice for the sake of the new goal. One might have tO cut back on socializ- ing in order to study more, for example. Being committed to meet the challenge is a key factor in creating the opportunity for success. Even with a well-defined plan and a commit- ment for success, we sometimes cannot overcome long odds. However, much is gained in the process of trying. What we learn becomes an added strength for the next big challenge that comes along. Your comments are welcome always. Please address them to: Charlie Martin, 1218 S. Rother- wood Ave., Evansville, Ind. 47714. Copyright (c) 1987 by NC News Service) Boston nuns create new music label BOSTON (NC) -- The (pronounced Donna),whosang Sister Mary Salvatore, a Daughters of St. Paul, a Boston- for Pope John Paul II at the New member of the order and based order of nuns who Orleans youth rally during the IC, Tstal's director of promo- specialize in media, have pontiff's September visit to the lions, said the nuns are "break- created a new contemporary United States. ing the stereotypes" with their music label called Krystal The record venture is "an ef- new effort. But "once you get Records. fort to reach out to a new beyond the blue habits, you'll In September it released its generation through Christian find that we're as much in tune first album, "No Greater Love," music," said an announcement with what's going on as anyone featuring Irish pop singer Dana of Krystal's formation, else," she said. 'Thirty Something' ABC drama offers a view of " yuppie reality" By HENRY HERX and TONY ZAZA USCC Dept. of Communication "Thirty Something" airs Tuesdays, 9-10 p.m. on ABC. The new drama series about young marrieds living the American dream deals with the joys, doubts, insecurities and passions that often turn the dream into a nightmare. ABC's hour of yuppie'reality is the natural emotional completion of an evening which begins with the nurturing of pre-teens on "Who's the Boss?" followed by the taming of adolescence on "Growing Pains," and leading to an hour of soothing insecure singles on "Moonlighting." The new show has the feel of a tense soap opera with the im- portant difference that the con- flicts are relevant to almost any married viewer between the ages of 20 to 50, the years of in- tense emotional intercourse the Dana, who has been recor- ding for more than 25 years, boasts several musical ac- complishments, including a string of top-10 singles and TV appearances in Great Britain, the announcement said. About 20 years ago, after a conversion experience, she turned to religious music. Dana recorded "'Totally Yours" (the pope's motto) for Word Records in 1981 and the album "Let There Be Love" afterward. Those successes were followed by a gospel music tour of the United States and appearances at crusades led by the Rev. Billy Graham. The nuns heard her earlier this year at a Palm Sunday youth rally in Boston. "We were so impressed we asked her to come back to our studio to record," said Sister Salvatore. Krystal plans to record a wide variety of Christian artists, from pop to contemporary Christian rock with a special priority go- ing to Catholic artists, the an- nouncement said. Its next album will be "Let Me Live," by Crossroads, a Maryland music group which has per- formed for youth retreats, Sister Salvatore said. In general, the Christian music market has been dominated by Protestant groups Franczak, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles who spreads the Gospel through rock music. He has played for teen audiences, recorded two albums and is writing music for a third. "When the music is up and the message that is shared is positive," he said, teens get "a sense of the church trying to reach (them) in a way they can understand." Bob Rainey, owner of Chris- tian Books and Gifts in Omaha, Neb., said most Catholics "aren't aware of what's going on (in Christian music) and they're hesitant" to accept the songs. Catholics seem afraid that the music has some Protes- tant influences that could harm their faith. The fears are unfounded, Rainey said. "Most of them are scriptural- ly based," Rainey said. "I don't believe they're there to put down a teaching of the church, but to build up a teaching of Christ," he said. Catholics are being more and more accepting of the music, he said, adding, "The artists are starting to see that, and see Catholics as a wide-open market." Contributing to this story was Randy G. Donner & Omaha. v with only one Catholic singer, John Michael Talbot, making a significant dent in it. A new Catholic talent on the French call "the grand pas- sion." For the most part the cast of Mel Harris and Ken Olin, Peter Horton and Jade Mortimer display a wide range of emo- tions as they frankly deal with The stars of "Thirty Something" are: (foreground) Melanin Mayron and Peter Horton; {roar) Timothy Busfield, Patricia Wet- rig, Mel Harris, Ken Olin, Polly Draper, with young Jason Nagler stretched across the bed. -(c)1987 Capital CIties/ABC, Inc. Christian music scene is Tom  1 I  aT'IT, Restamant I.nt<Lv ,tog., $chnitzflban I " u#uLj00 RmAU.,T I N Friday Night _.._ _ ,IL..:-;" Mon.-Th .... HOST | ',- Sl4,S . --,,plff. ": 8am.:lOp.m. Larry and Betty I Uon,-Thurl. 10 ..... lepta t*%'*ti'pi Hanselman I childrearing, love, marital  Fd-S&t. Tlllll:OOp.m   = fidelity and career -- classic ..... elements ofconventionalsoap Dubois County Bank opera but here treated seriously and with an understatl in- timacy missing in daytime CLOSE TO YOU WITH 8 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS drama.