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AUGUST 1999 ISSUE
    Table of Contents:
    SECTION ONE - A WORD FROM THE EDITOR
    SECTION TWO - ENTERTAINMENTS
    SECTION THREE - WRITER/MUSICIAN
    - RUSTY MARSHALL!
    SECTION FOUR - ANNOUNCEMENT
    SECTION FIVE - FUN SITES
    SECTION SIX: - LIFE STYLE
    SECTION SEVEN: - BOOMER OF THE MONTH
    - MARGE S.
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    SECTION ONE - FROM THE EDITOR!

     
    
    I am reading HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE.  
    I was even reading it in a taxi when I went over to 
    visit a friend the other night.  Sure made me think!  
    It was written by Dale Carnegie who became famous 
    (and exceedingly rich!) by telling us how to get 
    along with people.  Think about this a little more. 
    Mr. Carnegie became wealthy by explaining in a book 
    how to get along with people.  And he's not alone.
    
    Today you can go to a bookstore or to the library and 
    get scores of books about self-help.  He's some topics 
    you may find:  GET THIN IN FIVE DAYS, ENJOY BEING FAT, 
    HOW TO LOVE A MAN WHO LOVES MEN, HOW TO GET WHAT YOU 
    WANT WITHOUT ASKING FOR IT, HOW TO BE HUMBLE AND RICH, 
    HOW TO BE POOR AND HAPPY, LIVE FOR TODAY, SAVE FOR TOMORROW, 
    BE ALL YOU CAN BE, LEARN TO ACCEPT THE WAY YOU ARE TODAY.  
    As you can see, the list can go on and on and would make, 
    I am sure, even the great Mr. Carnegie, would be more 
    than a little weary at the great many titles -- literally 
    thousands.  The bottom line here is that all these writers 
    hope wealth from telling theirs readers how to do something.
    
    Is this fair?  Well, that depends.  Perhaps you are a 
    lawyer, a doctor, a coffee cafe owner, or a stay-at-home 
    parent.  You feel you could write a great book that 
    everyone would flock out to buy because you've found 
    the secret of how to do something easily, effectively, 
    and you know for sure that you have a lot to tell hundreds 
    -- perhaps thousands of people.  Basically, you must 
    convince a busy publisher to even glance at work.  Are 
    you famous?  Well known?  If not, that could play a factor.  
    The way to get a publisher to notice you today (right 
    or wrong) is to tell a publisher that you are going to 
    be on Oprah and that you know she will recommend your 
    book.  But how about the other 500,000,000 of us?  Why 
    can't we influence people?  Why don't we get that "major" 
    break?  Is this fair?  Again, it depends how you look 
    at it.
    
    If I can mention a name at the top of my head and you 
    recognize the name, it makes probable sense that if a 
    book was written by them or about them, it would sell.  
    That would include sports, music, television and movie 
    people.  Did they have to read Dale's book to influence
    people and/or to make friends?  I don't think so.
    
    As I write this column, I stop and think of people who 
    have influenced me.  Well, my parents, my siblings, my 
    friends, people I have worked with in my job, and the people 
    I meet day to day.  When I think back, I remember more about
    kind people than anything else.  I can honestly say that 
    I can't rememer anyone who bought me three drinks in a bar 
    twenty years ago but I can remember the nice landlady that 
    welcomed me into her home and gave me suppers every night 
    if I would do the vacuuming.  I can vividly remember this 
    oversized woman standing at the bottom of the staircase of 
    the rooming house in which I had lived and roaring, "Barry!  
    Aren't you coming down for supper?!"  I would had answered 
    a quick positive response and run down the steps to a 
    delicious homemade supper.  This woman died about two years 
    ago.  She died driving her taxi.  God bless you, Shirley.  
    I miss you.  Thanks for being so kind to me and making me 
    feel  so very special when I was only nineteen years old.
    
    We all influence other people, every day, and we don't 
    usually know it until it's too late.  Do I really need a 
    book to influence people?  No, I don't think so.  It's 
    like the members of Boomers International.  We are a bunch 
    of people that,  in some special way, will influence other 
    people.  Let's make that special!
    
    Dear readers, please enjoy this issue of Boomers 
    International Newsletter.
    
    Warmest regards,
    
    
    Barry Wood, Editor
    Boomers International Newsletter,
    Boomers International Web Site: 
    http://boomersint.org/
    
    http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/boomersinternational
     
    Read Barry Wood short stories -- and see the new sketch 
    of me done by talented Karen Davidson:
    http://www.cybergrrlz.com/cg-wood-works.htm
    
    

    SECTION TWO: ENTERTAINMENTS

    BDPOE's WOMEN IN ROCK HISTORY:


    BY: BD Poe
    
    THE TOP 40
    
    In response to VH-1's Top 100 women in rock,
    I thought I'd put together my own list for 
    Boomers International. The criteria I used were: 
    hits, song-writing, influence, longevity and 
    originality. While all such lists are subjective 
    opinion, this was a thought out attempt to rank 
    and honor the women who helped shape Rock and the 
    Music Industry. Artist's ranking is not necessarily 
    my personal preference.
    
    
    The Top 40
    Women In Rock History:
    
    1. Dianna Ross and The Supremes
    (These ladies took on The Beatles for chart 
    positions. Their hits and style made them one 
    of the most popular acts of the 60's.)
    2. Janis Joplin 
    (Often imitated-Never duplicated. Too short 
    of Career)
    
    3. Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes 
    (With Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound, these 
    girls influenced both Motown and The Supremes.)
    
    4. Dusty Springfield 
    ( Rock's first female drummer, inspired Karen 
    Carpenter. Had hits in several genres including 
    soul.)
    
    5. Carole King
    (Not only Tapestry but wrote an amazing amount of
    rock classics)
    
    6. Joni Mitchell
    ( Singer-Songwriter wrote Woodstock. An original 
    artist with a unique delivery. Covered by CS&N
    and Judy Collins.)
    
    7. Linda Rondstadt
    (Queen of the torch-song, gutsy unforgettable
    vocals.)
    
    8. Joan Baez
    (lead the folk music scene, helped bring Dylan 
    to the forefront, used music for social activism,
    singer songwriter.)
    
    9. Carly Simon
    (Singer-Songwriter with a string of hits.)
    
    10. Laura Nyro
    (Wrote Stoned Soul Picnic, Eli's Coming, 
    Wedding Bell Blues. Covered by The 5th Dimension
    and 3 Dog Night)
    
    11. Karen Carpenter
    ( Taking up where Dusty Springfield left off
    with an incredible voice. Another female
    drummer!)
    
    12. Big Momma Thornton
    (Inspired Elvis and Janis, gave us Hound Dog)
    
    13. Ma Rainey
    (her elaborate costumes, sexy sashays, props 
    and outrageous deliveries inspired everyone 
    that followed her.)
    14. Martha & The Vandellas
    
    15. The Shirelles
    
    16. Dionne Warwicke
    
    17. Merrilee Rush
    (Angel Of The Morning- A huge Crossover hit.)
    
    18. Lulu
    19. Petula Clark
    20. Billie Holiday
    21. Marianne Faithful
    22. Melanie
    23. Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie
    
    24. Bobbie Gentry
    (Ode To Billie Joe, type it into a search engine )
    
    25. Little Eva
    ( The Locomotionís durability over the years)
    
    27. Grace Slick
    28. Chrissie Hynde
    29. Rickie Lee Jones
    30. Tina Turner
    31. Aretha Franklin
    32. Joan Armatrading
    33. Mavis Staples
    34. Jeannie C. Riley
    35. Cher
    36. Bonnie Bramlette (Delaney and Bonnie)
    37. Patti Smith
    38. Bonnie Raitt
    39. Emmylou Harriss
    40. Barbara Streisand
    
    Visit BDPoe's BOOKS MUSIC & COMMENTARY for Boomers at:
    http://www.boomersint.org/BDPoe/bookrev.htm
    
    
    By: Jeri Maier The 100 Greatest Women Of Rock VH1 is celebrating the 100 greatest women in rock all this month beginning Monday, July 26th at 9 PM ET. VH1 asked their web visitors and their TV audience for input and this is VH1's official list. Visit their website for more details. http://www.vh1.com/100women/ 1. ARETHA FRANKLIN VH1 has never loved a women the way we love ... Aretha. 2. TINA TURNER Simply one place away from the best. 3. JANIS JOPLIN When God made Janis, he broke the mold. Rock's been looking for the pieces ever since. 4. BONNIE RAITT At long last recognition for the woman who is to the blues guitar what her hairdresser is to redheads. 5. JONI MITCHELL Because songs are still like tattoos. 6. BILLIE HOLIDAY Sex, drugs and never-bluer blues. Billie was rock 'n' roll before anyone knew what the phrase meant. 7. CHRISSIE HYNDE From Ohio she came to save the world from mediocrity. 8. MADONNA Is there something more than immaterial about the material girl? We think so. 9. ANNIE LENNOX She brought soul to the machine-led music of the '80s and declared sisters were doin' it for themselves. 10. CAROLE KING The prime weaver of rock's Tapestry wrote some of the best songs of all time and took them to the stage. The Lilith generation listened.


    SECTION THREE: WRITER RUSTY MARSHALL


     
    BY: Jeri Maier
    
    Happy Birthday To Rusty!!!
    
    Rusty (Fatchance_98) Marshall is a writer of short stories, 
    Sci-fi, poetry, magazine and newspaper articles or anything 
    else that may strike his fancy. He is an ol' biker dude and 
    ex-musician, the father of 2 and the grandfather of 6. 
    Rusty was born and raised in Alexandria Va. on August 13, 
    1947 and still resides in the area. As with any writer he 
    loves for others to read and comment on his writings, 
    good, bad or indifferent.
    
    Rusty also draws and paints... Check some of
    Rusty's work at his web site.
    
    Rusty Marshall. 
    
    Welcome to Fatchance's
    Writer's Woods.
    Created By
    Rusty Marshall. 
     
    Writer's Woods
    
    http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Den/3811/directory.htm
    
    http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Den/3811/
    

    SECTION FOUR:ANNOUNCEMENTS

    
    BY: Jeri Maier
    
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    Hats Off To Del!!!
    
    As a fan and supporter of Del Shannon, we hereby cordially 
    invite you to attend our annual summer tribute in his hometown. 
    Please join us for 
    
    Del Shannon Weekend
    
    August 13th & 14th, 1999
    
    Coopersville, Michigan
    
    August 13th:
    3rd Annual Dinner
    VFW Hall #5598, 511 North 68th Avenue
    Coopersville, Michigan
    
    Join us at 2:30pm for conversation and drinks
    Buffet Dinner at 4:00pm
    
    Live Music by former Shannon music associates:
    John Anglin and Carl Chapman
    With Special Guests:
    Blanche Dykehouse (Del's sister)
    Shirley Westover (Del's wife)
    Max Crook ("Runaway" organist)
    Robert McKenzie ("Little Town Flirt" co-writer)
    plus friends and fans from around the U.S., 
    Canada, and England!!!
    
    Cost: $16.00 per person (drinks not included)
    RSVP before August 5th!:
    Call: 1-616-837-9731
    
    or email: TheWamboo@delshannon.com
    
    ($1.00 donation included for the Coopersville
    Historical Society)
    
    Following Dinner:
    The 10th Annual Del Shannon Car Run
    6:00pm Coopersville McDonald's
    See Classic Customs, Hot Rods, Stock Cars, 
    riginals, and Choppers
    
    Followed by:
    The Del Shannon Memorial Concert
    First Time Public Showing
    On Big Screen -- One Time Only!
    See Del perform his final concert
    Coopersville High School Stadium
    Admission: $5.00 (under 5 free)
    All seating: General Admission
    Time: 10:00pm (Gates open at 8:00pm)
    
    August 14th:
    
    10th Annual Del Shannon Car Show
    (started in July 1990 by Tony VanDuine)
    ALL DAY
    Main Street, Coopersville
    
    Plus:
    
    1st Annual Del Shannon 5K Fun Run
    Ride the Coopersville Railroad Train
    
    Del Shannon Music Display
    See Del's Gold Records, Stage Attire, Guitars, and
    other personal memoribilia at the Coopersville Museum
    Games and rides for the kids!
    Food Courts, Beer Tent, Raffles, Prizes, and More!
    
    Rock On!
    
    Additional information, please write to:
    
    TheWamboo@delshannon.com
    
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    * *  RICHARD NADER ONLINE  * *
    
    JAY BLACK
    "Cara Mia"
    
     Also Starring On 
    The  30th Anniversary Celebration
    
    Richard Nader's Original
    
    ROCK & ROLL REVIVAL SPECTACULAR
    
     The Theatre At  MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
    
    * * STARRING IN PERSON * *
    
    Flamingos   "I Only Have Eyes For You"
    Bo Diddley   "Bo Diddley"
    The Platters   "My Prayer"
    Larry Chance & The Earls   "Remember Then"
    Bill Haley's Comets   "Rock Around The Clock"
    The Capris   "There's A Moon Out Tonight"
    Freddy Cannon   "Palisades Park"
    The Dovells   "Bristol Stomp"
    Joey Dee & The Starliters   "Peppermint Twist"
    Jimmy Clanton   "Just A Dream"
    Bobby Lewis   "Tossin & Turnin"
    The Penguins   "Earth Angel"
    Johnnie & Joe   "Over The Mountain"
    Frankie Lymon's Teenagers   "Goody Goody"
    Jerry Butler   "He Will Break Your Heart"
    The Belmonts   "Tell Me Why"
    Pookie Hudson & The Spaniels   "Goodnight Sweetheart"
    
    SPECIAL GUESTS:
    
    Kenny Vance & The Planotones       "Looking For An Echo"
    
    OCTOBER 29, 1999   7:30pm
    The Theatre At  MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
    
    LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!
    
    Richard Nader's Website Click Here 
    http://www.richardnader.com/about.htm
    
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    Vote for your favorite all-time Female Singer.
    Any girl/female singer is eligible. From the 40's 
    through the 90's. From Patti Page to Madonna. 
    Balloting will take place to 9-1-99. Then the 
    top 15-25 vote getters will be placed in a special 
    ballot for votes. You may vote only once. We are 
    trying to get a fair balloting method. 
    
    Send this e-mail address to everyone that you know.
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    By: Shelby Riggs 
    
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    
    FREE CONDENSED VERSION OF TRAINING MANUAL TO 
    PREVENT DRUG MISUSE IN SENIORS	
    	East Windsor, N.J., Senior Arts and 
    Systems has made a condensed version of our 
    training manual entitled, The Art and System 
    of Medication Use for Seniors:  A Training and 
    Resource Manual is available free by writing to 
    audrey@myreply.com.  This manual is designed to 
    prevent drug misuse in the elderly and can prove 
    to be a valuable tool for professionals, caregivers, 
    and seniors. The authors are  Audrey Ignatoff, M.S.,
    a consultant in geriatrics and Mark P. Lefkowitz, M.L.S., 
    a librarian with extensive medical research experience.
    
    
    


    SECTION FIVE: WEB SITES OF INTEREST


     
    By: Jeri Maier and Contribution from 
    Jim (Starjm50) 
    
    
    http://www.archivefilms.com/film/filmHome.html
    Movie History.
    
    
    Time : Artists and Entertainers 
    Twenty pioneers of human expression who enlightened and enlivened us :
    
    Pablo Picasso
    Martha Graham
    Le Corbusier
    Igor Stravinsky
    Coco Chanel
    James Joyce
    T.S. Eliot
    Louis Armstrong
    Charlie Chaplin
    Marlon Brando
    Rodgers & Hammerstein
    Frank Sinatra
    Lucille Ball
    The Beatles
    Bob Dylan
    Aretha Franklin
    Jim Henson
    Steven Spielberg
    Bart Simpson
    Oprah Winfrey
     
    
    Life List of the most important 100 Events:
     
    
    Regrettable Food from the 30's, 40's and 50's.
    
    
    Sex Symbol of the century
    
    
    100 Years Innovators - Leaders of the Pack 
    
    
    The 60's Music
    
    
    


    SECTION SIX: LIFE STYLE


     
    

    How Is Your Retirement Portfolio?

    By Jeri Maier Are you're aware that with the nation's Social Security problems, retirement investing is now more crucial than ever. Asset allocation and balance porfolio is everything. The rule of thumb is for your portfolio to be within 5 percent of the suggested allocations. You should rebalance your portfolio every year or so if it is held in a tax deferred account. If not, balance the allocations by adding new money to underweighted areas. 20 - 45 years old 25% Large cap 25% Mid cap 30% Small cap 20% International stock 45 - 55 years old 35% Large cap 25% Mid cap 25% Small cap 15% International stock 55 - 65 years old 55% Large cap 10% Mid cap 10% Small cap 10% International stock 15% Intermediate bond 65+ years old 50% Short term bonds 35% Large growth 15% International stock © 1999, Sage Online, Inc.

    SECTION SEVEN: BOOMER OF THE MONTH

    AUGUST 1999
    BOOMER OF THE MONTH - MARGE SPALLA
    
    I was born on April 24th, 1944 in La Crosse, 
    Wisconsin, a city of about 50,000.  I attended  
    and graduated from Aquinas High School in 1962.  
    I then attended a technical school for IBM training 
    in programing and keypunching.  I worked at Gateway
    Transportation Co  for 10 years before marrying my 
    husband Tony in 1974.  
    
    We moved to De Soto Wisconsin after our marriage, 
    where we continue to reside.  We have two children,
    Rebecca who is 23 and a student at Viterbo College 
    in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Tony Jr. who lives 
    with us and is taking a computer repair course.
    
    I worked at the De Soto Post Office for 5 1/2 years, and most recently managed a Greenhouse in La Crosse for the summer. My husband and I enjoy fishing, gardening, and flowers, but not always in that order.
    We recently (April) celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary with a very elegant celebration complete with limo! We have enjoyed watching our children grow up into the beautiful individuals they have become, and look forward to future grandchildren. I appreciate being chosen boomer of the month, but am actually not a boomer, but a "war baby". Iím just one year ahead of you all, but glad you will accept me. Again, thank you for being chosen in your club. http://boomersint.org/boomt21.htm

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