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2 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana A Thanksgiving song By CHARLIE MARTIN Catholic New Service YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE So many nights/I'd sit by my window/Waiting for someone/To sing me his song./So many dreams/I kept deep inside me/Alone in the dark./Now you've come along. REFRAIN And you light up my life/You give me hope/To carry on/And you light up my days/And fill my nights with sun. Landing at sea/Adrift on the water/Could it be that finally/I'm turning for home?/Finally a chance to say,/"Hey, I love you"/Never again to be all alone. (REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE) It can't be wrong/If it feels so right/Because you light up my life. Written by Joe Brooks Sung by LeAnn Rimes Copyright (c) 1997 by Curb Records Giving thanks makes sense in any season. It spiritually enriches any day. Still, it is a blessing that we have a special day of Thanksgiving. Sometimes we forget to do what we ought to do. This day helps to remind us that gratitude should fill our lives. If you have followed this column in 1997, you know that I, like millions of others, have become a fan of LeAnn Rimes' music. Her remake of the Deb- bie Boone hit "You Light Up My Life" seems an appropriate choice for Thanksgiving. Who has brought light to your life during this past year? Have you told them how much you appreciate the magic of their caring? I refer not only to romantic interests, the song's focus, but also to the many people who do small yet important actions for us. Their choices to be involved in our lives make a real difference in the quality of our day-to-day existence. Thanksgiving invites us to remember them. If you walk to school, have you thanked the crossing guards who add safety to your walk? How about the nurse at school? If you ever have felt sick at school, you know what an important ser- vice she provides. If you take religious education classes parish, your teachers are putting time and your moral and faith development. These will impact your whole life. Have that you don't take such caring for appreciate their concern? I'm not suggesting that you overlook ously caring people in your life: F ents or close friends. Yet, Thanksgiving isa be expansive in your gratitude. I feel sure could easily come up with five to 1( pie who add to the meaning of your life. None of these people are in your dent. God has guided them to make the tions that affect you and others: Even as you take extra effort to tell your appreciation, do not forget love is with you forever. It cannot be lost. Whatever the content of your tivities, find some quiet moments to speak God. Tell God what this love and care means Turn your expressions of thanks into a circle of gratitude that touches many. this the power of your heart changes Your comments are always welcome. Please Charlie Martin, 7125 W 200S, Rockport, COMMUNICATION character occasionally amuse, but usually fall flat. Brief drunk- enness, nude pin-up photo, some toilet humor and a streak of profanity. The USCC classifi- cation is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is PG-13 -- par- ents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappro- priate for children under 13. NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference 0dSCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). "Bean" (Gramercy) Puerile comedy in which British comic Rowan Atkinson plays a bumbling British muse- um guard entrusted to deliver a priceless painting to a Los Angeles gallery -- with pre- dictable results. Directed by Mel Smith, the slapstick antics of Atkinson's nearly wordless t t t i ,t , t n t t tl MUENSTERMAN'S FIRESTONE SERVICE, INC. 1400 W. Franklin Evansville, IN 424-5000 t t t t "The Jackal" (Universal) Updated and uninspired remake of 1973's "The Day of the Jackal" this time around teams FBI agent Sidney Poitier with temporarily paroled IRA gunman Richard Gere to pre- vent a major assassination by a notorious terrorist (Bruce Willis). As directed by Michael Caton-Jones, the action formula moves efficiently forward but never achieves the level of grip- ping suspense of its predeces- sor. Some gory violence, inter- mittent rough language and occasional profanity. The USCC classification is A-IV -- adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R m restricted. "Kiss or Kill" (October) Australian chase thriller in which a youthful pair of thieves (Frances O'Connor and Matt Day) skip town when one of their victims dies, and when several other murders occur while police pursue them in the outback each comes to fear the other is a compulsive killer. Writer-director Bill Bennett comes up with a dark but styl- ish crime movie with a quirky plot and even quirkier charac- ters, but the story's attempt to earn some sympathy for the young fugitives falls fiat. Styl- ized violence and menace, sex- ual situations, a flash of nudity, recurring rough language and occasional profanity. The USCC classification is A-IV m adults, with reservations. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "The Man Who Knew Too Little" (Warner Bros.) Silly spoof set in London in t COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE Auto! Home! Fire & Life! Your Personal Service Agent James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. 1925 W. 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The MPAA rating is PG-13 parents are strongly cautioned that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. "Starship Troopers" (TriStar) Mindless sci-fi fantasy about teen-age recruits (notably Casper Van Dien and Denise Richards) fighting to save Earth and their militaristic society from an inva- sion of giant bugs. Directed by Paul Verhoevan, the sophomoric story of teen romance and mill- tar 3 cial-effects bore. lence, a sexuz ty, coarse lan expletive. tion is O -- morally The MPAA rating restricted. "The Wings (Miramax) Lovely renderin James' 1902 novel young Englis Bonham Carter) impoverished lover Roache) to court American heiress Elliott) they have in hopes she will her fortune. Under ley's astute d lad ways of the delicately unfold irt character study. A encounters and The USCC Ill -- adults. The is R -- restricted. "A Family Serving Families" BRADLEY'S COLONIAL CH 1005 E. Main Street Boonville, Indiana 47601 812-897-1459 Wm. L. Bradley Ann M. 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