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You might have heard the old catchphrase, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” But what if you actually find yourself in one? Granted, for many people this is a long shot, but if you plan on going out and camping in the woods, it might not be a bad idea to be prepared to protect your family and yourself. Here’s a quick guide to what experiencing a forest fire might be like. First, if you encounter an out-of-control fire that you started yourself, remember the best way to put out these fires: clothing, towels, and flame-

resistant tarps or drapes. Using water isn’t as effective as you might think unless you have enough of it to completely engulf the flame. If you can’t find anything else, use the ice water from your cooler, as that will probably be the most water you have access to. If you’re near a river or lake, use this cooler to scoop up water as a last-case scenario. If it becomes apparent that a fire is out of your control and your life might be in danger, you have to move out. Whether or not you started the fire, the

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Groundhog Day: Middle East version By Cal Thomas In the film “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day. A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly “movie” always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked by terrorists groups, often called “militants” by the media, each one with the same goal: Israel’s elimination. After demonstrating considerable restraint of the kind that would

never be tolerated by any other nation, Israel fires back. Suddenly, the world awakens from

In the run-up to confrontation, it has been reported that Hamas placed weaponry among civilians, hoping that

Suddenly, the world awakens from its indifference. World leaders, who said little when Israeli civilians were wounded and killed, now urge “restraint” by “both sides,” as if a moral equivalency exists between victim and predator. its indifference. World leaders, who said little when Israeli civilians were wounded and killed, now urge “restraint” by “both sides,” as if a moral equivalency exists between victim and predator.

when Israeli airstrikes started they could show photos of dead children, bringing condemnation on Israel. What’s more, according to Breitbart. com, “Hamas has a well-established pattern of faking civilian deaths in

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Gaza, even as it seeks civilian deaths in Israel.” American and foreign TV networks — particularly CNN and BBC — are then brought in to channel the Palestinian line, portraying Israel as the aggressor. Next comes the hand-wringing and suggestions that Israel must “do more” to, as George W. Bush said in his 2002 Road Map for Peace speech, satisfy the “legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people.” In the past when Israel has done more, such as releasing terrorists, or giving up land taken in war to buttress its security, Israel’s “do more” has brought it less: less security, less peace and less approval from a world that largely wishes it would disappear. The spineless United Nations urged “all concerned” to “exercise maximum restraint,” ignoring Israel’s considerable restraint while facing intolerable provocations. And so the process replays. Bernard Lewis, the renowned scholar and expert on the history of Islam, was recently aboard a Post-Election Cruise sponsored by National Review magazine, as was I. Lewis noted that the Cold War featured “mutual assured destruction” (MAD), which served as a deterrent for both the United States and the Soviet Union from using their nuclear weapons against each other. Lewis said for Islamic nations like Iran (which sponsors Hamas in Gaza), “MAD is not a deterrent, but an inducement.” That’s because, he said, the Iranian regime believes in the apocalyptic end of days in which the 12th Imam — the Islamic “messiah” — will emerge in the midst of a nuclear war with Israel and “save” humanity with Islam the surviving religion. Lewis argues for regime change in Iran, but urges the West to be cautious in the way it goes about promoting it. Iran, he said, is a nation with a long and proud history. He believes the West must not “give Iran a patriotic excuse” it could use to ignite nationalist passions. Lewis, who has seen a lot in his nearly 100 years, believes the Middle East will become less important over time. The decline of Arab and Islamic nations, he thinks, will continue as the world discovers new sources for fossil fuels and alternatives to oil, the primary product these countries supply to the world. As income from oil declines, Lewis believes increased migration, mostly to Europe, but also to the United States, risks changing Western cultures. In the meantime, Israel is faced with an existential threat, partially of its own making. I argued against the unilateral ceding of Gaza to the Palestinians. It didn’t take a prophet to foresee terrorist groups using Gaza to launch attacks against Israeli civilians. If Israel invades Gaza again, there will be more pictures of dead civilians. But even if a ground effort is successful and Hamas is partially or entirely neutralized, that won’t solve the problem. New terrorists will arrive. The cycle of war will repeat. It’s a real-life “Groundhog Day.”


From Readers Reader Takes Umbrage With Tone To Richard Matz: Just read your commentary piece in the July 1, 2012 issue of The Military Press. I feel I should tell you that angry, personal writing like this undermines our service personnel’s loyalty to our government and our country. Why? Because they (servicemen) think disrespect towards our president must be ok if they read it in an official (semi-official?) publication sponsored by the government. (Reply by R.M.: The Military Press is not an “official” or “semi-official” publication sponsored by the government. The Military Press is a privately-owned company operated by myself, Richard Matz and I am the publisher. On page 3 of each issue, we print a disclaimer and state our ownership.) I got hold of this publication from a disabled vet friend of mine and I am appalled at the poisonous tone of your writings. I also saw the September 15 and October 15 issues, and all have a distinct odor of anger at the world that is hard to miss. You need to change your attitude to something more accepting that America is more than just white people. It never was. When whites first came here, there were indigenous people already owners of this land. (Reply by R.M.: The Military Press has never made any statement or suggestion that America is made up of only white people. My position is that America should be made up of Americans who profess their allegiance to the Constitution.) The blacks you brought here against their will to serve as your slaves. (Reply by R.M.: You make the assertion that blacks were brought to America against their will by Americans. History shows that blacks were captured and made slaves by other blacks and sold to the Dutch who transported them and sold them to southerners in America.) The Mexicans were already living in most of the southwestern part of the U.S. when whites took over. (Remember that when you talk about immigration.) All the countries in the world are represented here and the majorities of us work and contribute to the health and wealth of this great country. Be careful who you single out for misplaced and misguided abuse. (Reply by R.M.: Your reference about immigration has never been disputed or disrespected by The Military Press or its employees, who are a mixture of black, brown, and white Americans; all

are legal citizens. What does the word illegal mean to you? To me it means a lawbreaker. Americans can no longer financially support illegal immigrants in our country. Don’t the words “in debt to the tune of $16 trillion” ring a bell? I am totally against politicians and presidents sending our military into countries that for over 2,000 years have been fighting with their neighbors and amongst each other. Remember that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”) Just for your information, what gives me the authority to protest your writings is that I am of Mexican extract, born and raised in the U.S., served in the Navy four years during Vietnam, worked as a Social Worker 10 years and retired as a Probation Officer after 25 years. I have contributed to my country in many positive ways. For 64 years I have respected all my presidents (good and bad) because our system puts them in charge of our country and they need our support. (Reply by R.M.: You state you “respect all presidents good and bad…” I disagree with you and so does former president Teddy Roosevelt in his quote, “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.” That you don’t seem to grasp this makes me feel you are not qualified to speak for our men in uniform and should remove yourself from that position. No, I am not providing a name or address for you to reply directly to me. Do so in one of your editorials. And while you are at it, ask your regular readership to comment on your qualifications to continue representing the voice of our military to the world. I don’t now and never have spoken for our men and women in uniform. I’ve merely expressed my opinions that are protected by the First Amendment’s promise of freedom of speech. I respect your opinions but totally disagree with your letter, which you refused to sign. As per your request, I am asking readers to e-mail me at: rmatz@militarypress.com with their opinions.) Richard Matz, Publisher

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Commentary Continued from page 3 authorities need to know about it as soon as possible – the faster they arrive, the better they’ll be able to control the situation. Don’t worry about anything else except for keeping yourself, your friends, and your family safe. When you move away from a fire, keep into account how a fire moves – the direction of the wind will be important to monitor. The wind will blow fires onto new branches, bushes, and trees, so that will help you predict a better escape route. Keep in mind that fires also tend to travel uphill faster than downhill, since heat rises. Getting down to a lake or river if possible will help, as long as you have a way of escaping. Otherwise, don’t let yourself get trapped. Crossing a river can be helpful if you have no other recourse. If a situation arrives that requires you to “break through” the fire – i.e., travel through it – you can still take safety precautions, as long as you’re aware that this should be a last option. To do this, cover your face with a wet cloth – dry if that’s all you have – and run through the fire as fast as possible. Be ready to stop, drop, and roll on the other side of the flames to extinguish any fires that caught on your clothing. Be sure to have the goal of consulting the local authorities as soon as possible, as long as it is safe to do so. Ultimately, your only job is to survive.

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The aftermath of a massive earthquake in Northern California. • Repair any large existing cracks in walls or foundations. • Store poisons such as pesticides and herbicides, as well as flammable liquids, on bottoms shelves of latched cabinets. • Identify safe places in each room (under sturdy furniture, against inside walls, away from glass). • Locate safe places outdoors (away from buildings, trees, electrical lines, and bridges). • Teach family members how to turn off gas, electricity, and water. • Teach children how to dial 911 in

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hours to months after the main shock. • Help injured or trapped persons within the limits of your abilities. • Listen to a battery operated radio or television for emergency information. • Check on the elderly and disabled, or children who may need special help. • Stay out of damaged buildings! • Use the telephone only for emergency calls. • Clean up spilled materials. • Open cabinet and closet doors cautiously. • Inspect chimneys for damage, and be extremely careful when lighting fires in fireplaces. Chimney damage may lead to fires. • Check utilities for damage. If you smell gas, turn off the gas and do not use electrical devices (including telephones). • Stay away from broken electrical wires, and turn off the main fuse box or circuit breaker. • If water pipes are damaged, do not use the toilet and avoid tap water for drinking. Use your emergency supply, and melt ice cubes for additional water. Continues on page 16>

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hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812

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hile President James Madison was a brilliant scholar, author of much of the country’s early documents, organizer of the executive branch of government, and astute politician, he was no commander-in-chief. He relied totally upon appointed commodores and generals to conduct a war for the conquest of Canada on one hand and survival on the other. Often confused by advisors of little military talent, in the end he put his trust and that of the people in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men. This is the story of the good, the bad, and the outrageous that held the future of the young nation in their hands and prevailed in spite of a twenty-one-ship navy and an amateur army, pitched at the greatest military machine of its time. Colonel David Fitz-Enz, USA ret. served as a regular army officer for thirty years. He served two tours in Vietnam, one as a combat photographer and another as a signal officer. He is the author of Old Ironsides: Eagle of the Sea, Redcoats Revenge, and Why a Soldier? He lives in Onchiota, New York.

THE ORIGIN OF THE WAR OF 1812

[chapter 1] The march to the War of 1812 began earlier when Great Britain became decisively engaged in war with revolutionary France. French soldiers, participants in the defeat of the British at Yorktown, Virginia, returned home with an appreciation of an American adventure in government of, by, and for the people. More than wine began to ferment and age within the cantons across the most populated country in Europe. The Kings of France had bankrupted the coun-

try through foreign adventure and imprudent investments. Unable to provide a viable economy at home, the unmet needs of the people bubbled up from the cellar taverns in the capital city and spread unaided throughout the nation. The demand for liberty, equality, and fraternity turned ugly and spawned the great terror, which lopped off the heads of French nobility, decapitating the government. By 1795, six years of chaos was stabilized by the grip of Napoleon Bonaparte, who by 1804 had embroiled England in a global war of attrition. G r e a t Britain feared first for her possessions, which were secured by

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Season Two of Doomsday Preppers is now in full swing

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f the Mayans were right, and the world ends December 21, 2012, are you prepared? Your neighbors might be, and they’re not sharing their supplies. Most of us barely have enough water to last 48 hours, but preppers are preparing for the end of the world as we know it — working around the clock to ensure that they and their families remain safe — whether that’s from the Mayan end, an F-5 tornado, economic collapse or a mega-earthquake. No gimmicks or games, the original that spawned cable copycats and started a prepping phenomenon, focuses on the lives of otherwise ordi-

nary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world, with experts who analyze the thoroughness of their preps. These men and women stand united in their unshakable certainty

sizes, worries and preparedness levels. But many of them rely on having a fail-safe “buggin’ out plan.” A term widely used in the prepper community, “buggin’ out” basically means

go to a secret bug out location. Many preppers have different kinds of bug out locations, including a cave or underground shelter. “Some of our preppers may seem

. . . many of them rely on having a fail-safe “buggin’ out plan.” A term widely used in the prepper community, “buggin’ out” basically means grabbing your bug out bag (a backpack with supplies that will allow a person to survive up to three days) and getting out of sight. that America and the world soon face tougher times — times when grocery stores are empty, urine might be converted to drinking water and electricity is only a dream. Preppers come in all shapes, ages,

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grabbing your bug out bag (a backpack with supplies that will allow a person to survive up to three days) and getting out of sight. When things get crazy, preppers plan to leave the disaster or threatening situation and

extreme and out of this world, but after hearing each one’s story and reasons for prepping, we are all guilty of checking our own pantries to see if we are prepared to survive a catastrophic event,” said Michael Cascio, executive vice president of programming for NGC. In season two, we’ll meet a plethora of individuals who are committed to thinking through every contingency plan. We’ll meet a diabetic mother stockpiling insulin to survive the devastation of an F-5 tornado she fears is coming; a 14-year-old preparing for a global economic collapse; a millionaire getting ready for a massive earthquake; and a “Brady Bunch” type prepping family with six children who anticipate a terrorist smallpox epidemic. Running emergency drills and stockpiling food and weapons are basic parts of a prepper’s life. They‘ll go to whatever lengths deemed necessary to make sure they are prepared if simple services should falter, and chaos and violence become the order of the day. Each episode will include an assessment by an expert who analyzes how prepared the preppers actually are if their worst fears become a reality and they have to put their plans into action. Viewers are left to make their own decision as to whether the preppers are tip-top planners … or just plain paranoid.


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shielding could be accomplished with 10 times the amount of any quantity of material capable of cutting gammaray effects in half. Shields that reduce gamma ray intensity by 50 percent in-

A very well-stocked fallout shelter would have looked something like this. and its likely aftermath of radiation until radioactivity has dropped to a safer level. A basic fallout shelter consists of shielding that reduces gammaray exposure. Since the most dangerous fallout has the consistency of sand or finely ground pumice, a successful fallout shelter need not filter fine dust from air. The fine dust both emits relatively little radiation and does not settle to the earth, where the fallout shelter exists. Concrete, bricks, earth, and sand are some of the materials that are dense or heavy enough to provide fallout protection. Concrete was the favored building material of fallout shelters, with walls at least 12 inches thick. The required

clude 0.4 inches of lead, 2.4 inches of concrete, 3.6 inches of packed dirt or 500 feet of air. When multiple thicknesses are built, the shielding multiplies. The federal government recommended that fallout shelters be placed in a basement or buried in the backyard. A fallout shelter built in the corner of a basement was the least expensive type, and it supposedly offered substantial protection. In many plans, concrete blocks provided the walls. An open doorway and vents near the floor provided ventilation. The shelter’s entrance was constructed with a sharp

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Flooding… What Now? Flooding is the most common natural disaster and can occur anywhere. Flooding can be localized in a particular neighborhood or widespread, affecting entire cities or large portions of states and territories. Floods can develop over a period of days, giving you adequate time to prepare; however, flash floods can develop in a matter of minutes. Flash flood waters can be caused by heavy rain, levee breaches or dam failures. Rushing flood waters can be deeper and stronger than they look. These waters are also destructive and can carry debris, rocks and mud.

How to Prepare for a Flood • Determine whether your home or work place is in a predetermined flood plain. • Stay informed and know flood terminology: • Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Stay tuned to radio or TV for more information. • Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Stay tuned to radio or TV for more information. Be prepared to move to higher ground. • Flood Warning: Flooding is currently occurring or will occur soon. Listen for further instructions. If told to evacuate, do so immediately. • Flash Flood Warning: Flash flooding is currently occurring or will occur soon. Seek higher ground on foot immediately. • Get an emergency supply kit, and store it where it can be accessed by all family members. • Know your installation’s plan,

and develop an evacuation procedure as a family. • Develop a communication plan in case you are not together during evacuation. • Identify where you can go if you need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot. • Keep enough fuel in your car’s tank to evacuate. Expect a high volume of slow traffic.

• Stay tuned to emergency stations on radio or TV. • Listen for further instructions. • Prepare to

• Be extremely cautious when entering buildings and homes, as there may be unseen damage. • Clean and disinfect everything that was touched by flood water, as it can contain sewage and other contaminants.

What to Do If There Is a Flood • Stay tuned to the radio or TV for further information and instructions. • If you are ordered to evacuate: • Take only essential items. • Turn off gas, electricity and water. • Disconnect appliances. • Do not walk in moving water. • Do not drive in flood water. As little as six inches of water can cause loss of control and stalling of a vehicle. • Follow the designated evacuation procedure. • If you are NOT ordered to evacuate:

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• Listen to news reports to make sure water supplies are not contaminated. • Stay clear of flood waters, standing and moving, as they may be contaminated or deeper than expected. • Beware of downed power lines. • Avoid any roads where flood waters have receded as they may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.

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How To Financially Prepare For A Disaster

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Build Up an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is there for… emergencies. You should build one up so that you are prepared. Your emergency fund can help you pay for repairs not covered by insurance, and it can also help you offset other costs that might be related to a natural disaster. Another reason an emergency fund is important is that your income might be interrupted by a disaster.

Keep Emergency Cash

As nice as an emergency fund is, you should realize that power outages and interruptions in the banking system can limit access to your money. An earthquake once made it impossible for me to get my money via ATM for two days. Realize, too, that a lack of power or downed phone lines can mean that using a credit card

Know Important Numbers, And Protect Your Financial Documents

In addition to making sure that you have access to liquid funds, you need to consider your financial documents, and your financial accounts. Keep a list of financial account numbers and contact information for insurance policies, retirement plans, bank accounts, loans and credit cards.

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Ten bags of cocaine were found in their car. Last week, doctors at Centro Medico hospital in San Juan had declaired Camacho brain dead, and had been kept on life support machines while his family made a decision whether to donate the organs. Dr. Ernesto Torres, Director of Centro Medico, told reporters on Saturday that Camacho’s official death took place on Thursday, November 22nd On Saturday at 1:40 am, Camacho suffered a second cardiac arrest, and his heart stopped beating. None of his organs will be able to be donated. Read about the life and times of Hector “Macho” Camacho His former manager Ismael Leandry told members of the media outside

the hospital that he considered Camacho like his “son” and that his greatest quality “was not all the the fights he won, or how he represented Puerto Rico, but something greater than that, what few people have: being loyal to his friends.” Camacho’s mother, María Matías had flown to the island from New York City earlier this week, as well as his sisters and son, Hector Jr, also a boxer. They had not made public statements at press time. Born in Bayamón and raised in New York City’s Spanish Harlem, Camacho became one of the most popular fighters of the ’80s and ’90s, winning world titles in the Super Featherweight, Lightweight, and Light Welterweight divisions.

Camacho put up some dominant mous for his erratic conduct and runperformances during his 30-year ca- ins with the law. In 2007, he pledged reer, in which he won 88 fights, and guilty to a burglary attempt in Misonly lost six. sisipppi in 2005 He knocked out while being under Camacho’s fans Sugar Ray Leonard, the influence of and twice defeated however, will recall drugs. He was senPanamanian Roberto tenced to seven his confidence in Durán, but also lost years in jail but the ring, and his wild was put in probahighly publicized bouts with Julio Cetion and served boxing outfits and sar Chavez, and Osonly one year. In entrances. car de la Hoya, who 2011, he survived defeated Camacho in unscathed a shoot1997. ing in Puerto Rico, and earlier this He was known for his flamboyant year, was involved in child abuse style inside and outside the ring. charges in Central Florida. Read about Macho Camacho’s craCamacho’s fans however, will rezy costumes and forays into reality TV call his confidence in the ring, and his Later in life, Camacho became fa- wild boxing outfits and entrances.

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Continued from page 3 There’s been much chat about Elizabeth Taylor in the weeks leading up to the recent airing of Lindsay Lohan’s “Liz and Dick” TV movie. All of that chat positive. Those who feared that Lifetime’s nickel-and-dime version of Taylor would somehow devalue the original, were silly. If anything, Taylor has gone up in public estimation, because Lohan has driven her own image so far into the ground. (No woman in Hollywood is as negatively perceived as Lindsay, with the exception of Halle Berry. The public, at least the part of it represented in cyberspace, does not seem to be on Berry’s side, through any of her traumas.) “Liz and Dick” was a clever publicity stunt. It put Lindsay out there as a working actress, attempting to impersonate the star of stars, La Liz. The results (her performance) didn’t matter so much as the fact of it; that she could go on TV interviews and cite her similarities to Elizabeth — appealing kid star, robbed of a normal childhood, who developed an astonishing bosom at the age of 14. (That’s about where the similarities end.)

vodka bottles as if she’d been doing it all her life. (Pause to discreetly clear throat.) The script was execrable. The sets and Miss Lohan’s many costumes and wigs were Velveeta. Factual inaccuracies abounded. And apparently, because Miss Taylor was a great star, the writers seemed to imagine she would naturally be a witch to her own and everybody elses’ staff. (In fact, the MGM-trained Elizabeth had exquisite manners, and did not abuse those who served her. Quite the opposite.) The brief bit of Lindsay

I keep hearing that “Elizabeth must be turning in her grave.” I doubt it. The casting of Lindsay probably wouldn’t have bothered ET. In fact, she might have felt compassion for the long-troubled Lohan, and even given her a tip or two.” I keep hearing that “Elizabeth must be turning in her grave.” I doubt it. The casting of Lindsay probably wouldn’t have bothered ET. In fact, she might have felt compassion for the long-troubled Lohan, and even given her a tip or two. Taylor would have loathed the title, “Liz and Dick.” (Neither of the Burtons cared for the diminutive of their given names.) And Elizabeth would have fought anything that put Richard in a bad light. Elizabeth knew who she was, and she knew we knew. Oh, and that reminds me — how was “Liz and Dick”? Some critics said it was not bad enough to be good campy fun. I must disagree. It was hilarious. It is right up there with “The Bad Seed,” “Valley of the Dolls,” “Body of Evidence” and “Showgirls.” I won’t even say Lindsay was “miscast” because I think anybody would be. Elizabeth’s mannerisms were subtle — except for that bawdy cackle of a laugh. She was no easily-imitated Bette or Tallulah or Marilyn or Kate. So the minute Lindsay opened her mouth, with that deep, raspy voice, and began flailing about with terrible posture, it became comic — not that Lohan didn’t give it her all. She threw tantrums and vases and guzzled from

playing Albee’s Martha was particularly giggle-inducing. In the “narrative” sections, with Lindsay and her co-star Grant Bowler mulling their life together — from heaven? — she is actually rather good. (Bowler has Burton’s voice down but not his commanding character.) Don’t get my criticism wrong. I’m still on Lindsay’s side. I hope she is pulling herself together, and that this “event of the television season” was just a way for the actress to get her sea legs back, prove she could finish a project without too many close calls, and become a reliable, insurable performer, so regarded by the industry. I wish her good luck. As for the real-life Elizabeth and Richard, they remain ablaze in my mind and heart, Elizabeth especially, whom I knew better. “Liz and Dick”? Well, when you could follow its disconnected plot amid Lifetime’s constant intruding commercials — it was what it was. Not a patch on Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Miss Taylor was the earth mother, and in the power of her presence we WERE all flops. And we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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“If it looks good, you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If She then called to an old man who had been browsing through the Christmas trees and said, ‘My Grandpa will settle the bill.’

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Iowa snowstorm, killing all four occupants on board. The tragedy is later termed “The Day the Music Died,”

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United States • Mattel’s Barbie Doll is launched • The Dalai Lama is forced to flee Tibet. The Dalai Lama is still in exile but has continued to try to work for peace between Tibet and China • Alaska becomes the 49th State • Hawaii becomes the 50th State • The new Labor Reform Act passed to control union powers. • St. Lawrence Seaway is completed linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean • Unemployment reaches 1.4 million

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