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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana November' -- On The Record-- - Rumors can mar good friendships TILL I HEAR I FROM YOU I didn't ask/You shouldn't have told me/At first I'd laugh/ But now it's sinking in fast /Whatever you sold me CNS COLUMNIST (REFRAIN) Well baby, I don't want/To take advice from fools/I'll just figure everything is cool/Until I hear it fro/It's likely/They are just jealous and jaded (REPEAT REFRAIN) I can't let it break me up/Break up my train of thought/As far as I know nothing's wrong/Until I hear it from you Still thinking/Not living without it/Outside looking in/Still talking about/Not stepping around it (REPEAT REFRAIN) Written by Jesse Valenzuela/Robin Wilson/ Marshall Crenshaw Sung by Gin Blossoms Copyright (c) 1995 by A&M Records Inc. Off the soundtrack of Empire Records comes the Gin Blossoms' lat- est hit, "Till I Hear It From You." The disc also includes new music by The Cranberries, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Better Than Ezra. I like the Gin Blossoms' rock style. This release also offers listeners an interest- ing question: Should you believe what others tell you about someone important in your life? The guy in the song hears rumors that every- thing in his love relationship is not good. Yet he wonders if what others are telling him is trustwor- thy. Perhaps "they are just jealous and jaded." He decides that "as far as I know, nothing's wrong until I hear it from you." He makes a good decision. Nothing replaces straightforward communication When it comes to understanding where a relationship is headed. This is true for any type of relationship, not just romance. If two friends react to what others say about each of them, their friendship could eas- ily get hurt. Friendship is too important to allow others' words to determine how the friends will treat each other. Of course, you're going to take notice of what is said to you by others about a friend or someone you are dating. However, don't overreact. Instead, ask yourself: Does this comment seem to hold true based on what I know of this person? Trust own answer. If you still feel uncomfortable, it is directly with the other person. Tell this that something you heard is bothering you and that you need to share your ss. Take full responsibility for these Make clear that your purpose in these feelings is not to put the other )n the sive. Rather, you want to keep the between the two of you as clear as possible, of hidden fears or questions. To take such a risk is a genuine a In such a climate of concern, trust deepens. is something that needs to be talked about, it much more likely to be addressed successfully when the discussion is based on caring concern rather than on rumors. Don't allow rumors to direct your responSeS a relationship with a friend, parent or dating t ner. But do pay attention to your feelin what you hear. Decide how you can respond in a loving way toward the person you care about. (Your comments are always welcome. address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, IN 4 7635.) At the movies: Current capsule NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference Office for Film and Broadcast- ing. "Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain" (Univer- sal) Formula adventure in which a vacationing city girl (Christina Ricci) pals around with a local tomboy in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where they foolishly risk their lives searching for a lost gold mine. Directed by Kevin James Dobson, the story is less about the gold escapade than the re- lationship between the two young teens and their widowed morns, one of whom has an abusive boyfriend. Life-threat- ening perils from nature and an "evil human. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-II -- adults and ado- lescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG w parental guidance suggested. "Home for the Holidays" (Paramount) Uneven comedy about a stressed-out single morn (Holly Hunter) who flies home to spend Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional family, including meddling mother (Anne Ban- croft), dotty aunt (Geraldine Chaplin) and gay brother (Robert Downey Jr.). Directed by Jodie Foster, the formula sitcom of a family reunion beset by emotional clashes dis- plays a mean-spirited tone in its treatment of family rela- tionships as something to be endured rather than enjoyed. Assorted sexual references, fleeting violence and frequent profanity. The U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A- III -- adults. The Motion Pic- ture Association of America rating is PG-13 w parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "The Journey of August King" (Miramax) Engrossing drama set in 1815 North Carolina where a farmer (Jason Patric) return- ing from market happens on a runaway slave (Thandee New- ton) and, despite the conse- quences if caught, hides her in his cart while passing slave hunters and other travelers, then sets her on the trail north to freedom. Directed by John Duigan, the story is told un- commonly well, the two princi- pals are characters viewers come to care deeply about and Arms and the Man at Memorial Students at Memorial High School, Evansville, will be pre- senting George Bernard Shaw's play, Arms and the Man, this weekend. The play will be performed Nov. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. in Memoriars auditorium. Cast members include Wendy Wolf, Vincent Bernardin, Tracy Beckham, Lorien Ingalls, Scott MacArthur, Elizabeth Nimnicht, Wes Rogier and Michael Levell. Garland Aramowicz is direct- ing the production, and Lesley Weinert and Emlyn Stenger are student directors. the moral theme of common humanity makes it worth see- ing. Menacing situations with some harsh violence and sex- ual innuendo. The U.S. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-II -- adults and ado- lescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "Kicking and Screaming" (Trimark) Self-indulgent picture of four college men who hang around campus months after gradua- tion to mull their future while chasing co-eds, with intermit- tent flashbacks as one (Josh Hamilton moons over a lost love (Olivia d'Abo). Writer-di- rector Noah Baumbach's comic treatment of the narcissism of aimless youths shirking adult responsibilities is too superfi- cial to be truly amusing or in- sightful. Sexual situations and innuendo with much mindless rough language. The U.3. Catholic Conference classifica- tion is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The Motion Pic- ture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. "Mighty Aphrodite" (Mi- ramax) Thin seriocomic adoptive father who learns his son'S mother (Mira hapless prostitute and to find an marry her. Allen develops a shallow veneer threadbare dramatic a slack story mances. Fleeting be scenes, numerous ences and recurring guage. The U.S. ference classification adults. The Motion sociation of America R -- restricted. " A 7" e are deeply grateful for the following Co-sponsors j ]helped make possible our magnificent diocesan 501 jV  Jubilee Celebration at the University of Southern In([i ri Physical Activities Center on Sunday, October 22, 1995. Of e Old National Bank Ferro Corporation Filled and Reinforced Plastics Division Daughters of Charity National Health Syste00 DiLegge's Restaurant Blankenberger Brothers, he names of these generous Co-sponsors were inad omitted from an advertisement in the Message on November 3.