AUGUST 1998 ISSUE
Table of Contents:
- Web Site of Interest
- Entertainment Alert
- Travelling Tips!
- BOOMER Facts and Data
- Boomer Of The Month
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SECTION ONE - Web Site of Interest!
"Generations," is an informative quarterly journals in the
field published by the American Society on Aging. In this
issue, "The Baby Boom at Midlife and Beyond," a distinguished
collection of expert authors provide a fascinating and unusual
look at the baby boomers as they age--the implications for
boomers themselves and for our society. Here are the real facts
and figures about the baby boom; future work and retirement needs;
the political impact of the baby boom; friendship and families;
health and aging among boomers; the financial diversity of aging
boomers as they plan (or fail to plan) for retirement; and more.
People can request a copy by going to our web site or
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and ask for Miguele Escobar
BY: Mary Johnson, Editor
SECTION TWO - Media / Entertainment!
Those Were The Days
- Celebrating Woodstock anniversary 29 years ago: at Infoseek Woodstock
- "A Day in the Garden" is the first event to take place
on historic Yasgur's Farm since the original WoodstockTo
learn more about the actual music festival and the
transformation of Yasgur's Farm, check out
Old TV Shows:
- Mary Tyler Moore's show
- I Dream Of Jeannie
- The Ed Sullivan Show
More oldies TV shows at:
- Nick at Nite TV Retro at:
- August 8-16, 1998 is Elvis Week at Graceland in
Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Week marks the anniversery
of his death (August 16, 1977).
Each August, his longtime fans, along with some brand new ones,
come to Memphis to pay tribute to him during Elvis Week.
It's a great celebration of all the music and all the
memories associated with Elvis.
Elvis Week 98 at Graceland
Contact Graceland at 1-800-238-2000 or
(901) 332-3322, 8:00am - 6:00pm C.S.T. for tickets to all the
P.O. BOX 16508
MEMPHIS, TN 38186-0508
SECTION THREE - TRAVELLING TIPS!
Fall and Late Summer Travelling Tips!
- Los Angeles to Hong Kong $399 round-trip (plus taxes and fees)
In our Oct '97 issue of this newsletter, We mentioned about Asia's
financial crisis. The recession is still there, but, thee flip side
to this is that vcation in the Far East and Southeast Asia is a big
bargain now for Americans.
Fall is a great time to visit Hong Kong. Temperatures have moderated
and the U.S. dollar now buys a lot more than it used to.
To help you take advantage of these ideal conditions, Cathay Pacific
offers you the opportunity to fly round-trip to Hong Kong
from either New York or Los Angeles for just $399.00 round-trip plus
taxes and fees. Take a side-trip to exciting Bangkok for just
$149.00 extra per person. This is the LOWEST fare to Hong Kong that are
ever offered the Internet community. And it's only available to
registered Cathay Pacific CyberTravelers.
Complete information including HOW TO BUY plus important
conditions and restrictions can be found at:
From: Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
USA Marketing Headquarters
El Segundo, California
- You can find a bargain for domestic travel through
Southwest Airlines Internet Specials at http://www.southwest.com/hotfares
** These fares are valid for travel August 25, 1998 through
December 17, 1998, except for November 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,
29 and 30, 1998.
** Please see Other Terms and Conditions of these fares
at their web site.
The fares listed do not include airport-assessed passenger
facility charges (PFCs) of up to $12 roundtrip. Roundtrip
purchase and overnight stay are required. Fares shown
are each way based on roundtrip purchase. Additional $1
Federal Tax each way applies for travel after September 30, 1998.
Exampls fares shown are each way based on roundtrip purchase
$34 each way to/from El Paso
$62 each way to/from Los Angeles
$38 each way to/from Lubbock
$34 each way to/from Phoenix
Tickets must be purchased through the Southwest Airlines
web site at http://www.southwest.com
- If you live on the East Coast and want to meet other boomers
check out The Boomer Travel Club
Founded in 1996, The Boomer Travel Club is a group of people
with the common interest of traveling in the north east of
North America for one day to five day trips. Stimulating people
to interesting places. No Motel Six's here. Group discounts
afford us opportunities to stay at the best places at reasonable
rates. And when we're traveling, (mostly by Luxury Bus), you can
relax, socialize, talk to your spouse or make new friends.
To join the club, fax your name(s), address, phone number
and your fax number or a copy of your business card.
Include any comments about your travel desires,
etc. They will fax you (or mail if you don't have a fax number)
a sign-up sheet.
- Love Jazz and Blues... then, you should take the train ride
tour of Jazz combined with Blues from St. Louis to Chicago
on the Jazz Express train. Also check out the free concerts at
visit :Meet ME in St. Louis.
Well, we were there earlier this month and it was beautiful...
Want to go to Europe? Tips about Venice...
Venice for Boomers
at: http://www.writing.org/venice.htm By: firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTION FOUR - College Finance
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'QuikPlan' will calculate ahead of time what the federal
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Parents of college bound students can ask questions or college
students can ask questions and our author, Guy Stevens, would
respond and give advice.
See more details about the book at : College 101
publisher's web site.
Mark S. Ross at http:www.rcvsales.com
SECTION FIVE: BOOMER Facts and Data
- In 1974 President Ford designated August 19th as Woman's Equality Day
- Babe Ruth died 50 years ago on August 16, 1948.
- Boomers Boom in these cities (% of total populations)
Santa Fe 35.1%
Kokomo, Ind. 31.0%
York, Pa. 30.9%
San Francisco 30.8%
Portland, Maine 30.8%
Sources: Census Bureau, State and Methopolitan Area Data Book
1997-1998 and USA Today.
SECTION SIX: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
BOOMER OF THE MONTH: '70s country/pop singer Olivia Newton John
She bounced back from business failure, bankrupcy, divorce,
the loss of her father and breast cancer.
At 50, she is one of People magazine's latest '50 Most
Beautiful People' issue.
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