SECTION ONE - Web Site of Interest!
Did you ever get it to REALLY walk down the stairs?
From the irrepressible Sheridan Hill:
Ten Items NOT to give for Christmas
Surprise Link of the Month!
Surprise Obscure Rock Group from the Sixties Link!
Chuck Nyren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suite 101 Winner of 7 Canadian Internet Awards
Best Boomer Web Site for this month:
AGE Venture Web Site
SECTION TWO - Media / Entertainment!
Those Were The Days
While researching Del Shannon's song "Runaway,"
it has come to my attention that "Runaway" was
featured in the following television shows:
Beverly Hills 90210: Episodes: "Mexican Stand Off"
(Gotta love that Peach Pit!)
"Sweating It Out"
CHiPs (The old 70's TV show with Erik Estrada now airing on TNT)
Laverne & Shirley (Episode: "Diner")
WKRP In Cincinnati (starring Howard Hessman):
"Filthy Pictures" Episode
***Note: Del Shannon's "Drop Down And Get Me"
album is featured as a poster
on a wall in the WKRP studios
Benny Hill Show (Episode #28)
South Of Sunset: "Dream Girl"
"Runaway" is featured in the following movies/films:
Good Will Hunting (Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams)
Christine (Bonnie Raitt's version)
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Kids Of Degrassi Street ("Runaway '67" version)
Running Scared (Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal)
That'll Be The Day
Catch Me If You Can
Children Of The Corn
Born On The Fourth of July (Tom Cruise)
Roseaux Sauvages (French Film - good luck finding it!!!)
"Runaway" was also used as the theme to
"Crime Story," the hit U.S. television
series from '86 to '88. "Crime Story"
is now being aired in The Netherlands,
Argentina, and Belgium.
DID YOU KNOW? In an interview with Tom Hanks,
he testified that had "Runaway" not have been
used and featured for "Crime Story," that he
would have originally wanted the tune for his
initial screenplay to his 1996 hit film
"That Thing You Do." Hanks declared that
had "Runaway" have not received so much attention
in movies and TV, that he would certainly have made
use it in his rock film. He changed his mind and
decided to write the songs HIMSELF for his movie
in order to release a Rock 'N Roll film with
original material. And you know what?
He's actually a great tunesmith!
Other news is that "Runaway" has been re-written
and released in France and is currently achieving
some significant airplay on French radio as
"Vanina." Hey! Check it out, "Nes Pas?"
Want another challenge? Find the German version
of "Runaway" recorded as "Mein Madchen Monika"
(My Girl Monica).
Find "Runaway" in Japanese by Hisihiko Iida.
He also recorded "Hats Off To Larry."
The group "Venus" also recorded "Runaway" in Japanese.
"Runaway" was featured in the movie:
Eddie and The Cruisers
Runaway appears in the movie "Running Scared"
starring Ken Wahl, Judge Reinhold, John Saxon,
and Bradford Dillman - "Runaway" is used as the opening intro.
Runaway was also featured twice in the television
series "Quantum Leap." Episodes:
"Runaway: July 4, 1964" and "Maybe Baby"
By Brian Young / TheWamboo@delshannon.com
CNN Cold War
The show that defines the time. This landmark TV
documentary series air every Sunday and Friday night
until early December. This documentary took 3 years
December 5, 1998:
Vietnam becomes another Cold War battlefield.
The war escalates and the United States commits
more than half a million troops; Washington finds
itself mired in a civil war halfway around the
globe. The body bags come home. This is not a
war the United States will win
December 13, 1998.
Armed with nuclear weapons, the United States and Soviet
Union confront each other. Each side feels it must have
enough nuclear firepower to deter the other from starting a
war. And because of the nuclear threat, neither side wants
to start one. The doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction
(MAD) is born.
December 20, 1998.
Make Love Not War The 60's
December 27, 1998.
Red Spring 1960's
The CNN coldwar experience
and culture web site.
SECTION THREE: HEALTH ADVICE
"Snap Out of It"
Professor David Demko, PhD
"SNAP OUT OF IT !" That's it. That's the so-called help that
Americans offer 7 out of 10 times when dealing with someone
who is depressed. "Snap out of it" is how we're dealing with
an illness that annually affects 12 million people at a cost
of $30 billion, $20 billion in worker absenteeism alone. The
greatest tragedy is that depression will lead to suicide in
15% of its victims. Most of these victims visit a physician
few weeks prior to the suicide. But the doctor often misses
the diagnosis because the patient reports the "socially acceptable"
physical symptoms (sleeplessness, loss of appetite, etc) rather
han their less acceptable emotional disorder (depression).
Are you among the 50% of Americans who view depression as a
personal weakness or character flaw? Don't get defensive.
I'm not asking for a show of hands. But there is a way to
redeem yourself. Become a part of the solution. Get the facts,
so you can do some good.
Depression affects mood, thoughts, body function, and
day-to-day behavior. Some people have one episode in a
lifetime; for others it's a lifelong struggle. When it
does strike, depression affects different people in
different ways. It may come as mild symptoms, or a
Here's what to look for in those who may be
1.Persistent sad or empty mood.
2.Loss of interest in pleasurable activities.
3.Decreased energy and fatigue.
5.Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions.
6.Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness.
7.Thoughts of death and suicide.
8.Irritability or excessive crying.
9.Chronic aches and pains.
Sound depressing? Well, that's the good news. Because
there's a worse depression, bipolar or manic, that
leaves its victim experiencing cycles of terrible
down-in-the-dumps "lows" followed by inappropriate,
sometimes giddy "highs". Here's what to look for in
those who may be manic depressive.
1.Excessively "high" mood.
3.Decreased need for sleep.
4.Increased talking and hyperactivity.
6.Disturbed ability to make decisions.
9.Increased sexual activity. Hmmm. That explains why
some don't tell a depressed spouse to
"Snap out of it".
YOUR RISK to depression is greater if any of the following
factors apply to you. WOMEN are twice as likely to be
clinically depressed. However, the incidence of manic
depression is equal for men and women. BIRTH DATES after
1945 are more prone to depression, supposedly, due to
changing social conditions: single parenting, rapid
lifestyle changes, and increased stress.
LIFE CHANGES such as financial setbacks, job loss, and
separation from loved ones tend to raise the risk.
PERSONAL FACTORS such as forced dependency and low
self-esteem are associated with vulnerability to depression.
FAMILY HISTORY of depression is linked to higher risk,
especially with respect to manic or bipolar depression.
SOCIAL ISOLATION is another risk factor. For example,
those involved in ongoing relationships, such as marriage,
are less likely to be clinically depressed. However,
people who are unhappy in these relationships have the
highest rate of depression.
PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTION related to abnormal hormonal levels,
adverse reaction to medications, physical illness, and
substance abuse are also risk factors. TREATMENT helps.
Four out of five sufferers improve and return to daily
activities, some within a short time. Ironically, however,
only one in three victims of depression bother to seek
treatment. The risk of social embarrassment or personal
guilt keep them away.
You don't have to remain a depression dropout. Free
information is available from your local community mental
health agency, medical center, or the National Institute
of Mental Health: 1-800-421-4211. You'll receive
information on depression, panic attacks, and anxiety
disorders. The call is toll-free, so obsessive-compulsives
can call the number again and again and again and again.
If you're among the uninformed 50% of Americans who are
"Depression Education Dropouts" ... Snap out of it.
Make that call and do yourself, and everyone else,
By Dr. David Demko,
AgeVenture News Service,
21946 Pine Trace, Boca Raton, FL 33428 USA
SECTION FOUR: BOOMER FACTS
Dec 08, 1980 John Lennon was shot to dead in New York.
If you have any old copies of Time Magazine in your
attic and they are in good condition, check them out
to see they are worth something:
Listed below are some collectible and valuable issues:
Subject and Date Value:
Joseph P. Cannon
1St issue ,
March 23, 1923 $1,000.00
March 23, 1930 $ 500.00
Aug 31, 1924 $ 500.00
July 13, 1936 $ 500.00
May 14, 1956 $ 200.00
Source : Time Magazine 75th Anniversary Issue.
SECTION FIVE: Announcement/Trivia
What artist had the biggest Rock n' Roll Christmas hit
of all-time...I mean the largest selling and most durable?
Hint: It was so big it was almost Lethal to the record
For Boomers living in Washington state,
One of the most fun times as a teenager, and living in
the Northwest, particularly in the Seattle & Tacoma
area was going to teen dances during the '60's.
They were the biggest in the country that were attended by
1000's of teens. Held in the old ballrooms, dancehalls
and armories, we danced to the local rock 'n' roll bands
like the Wailers, the Sonics and Paul Revere & The Raiders.
Those dances are some of the best memories of all the years,
and the songs still echo through our mind. Dancing to their
rock 'n' roll music was the best.
The rock 'n' roll group named the fabulous Wailers are
celebrating their 40th anniversary and will be
performing at a dance in downtown Seattle, Washington
at a place called the Show Box on December 17, and again
in downtown in Tacoma, Washington Dec. 18 & 19 at at a
place called the Swiss.
Please contact: email@example.com (nie)
Boomers International Web Site opened up another venue for
our boomer friends to meet, exchange ideas, chat with each
other and networking. We have been busy and are having
fun meeting many new boomer friends.
Check us out by going to this Boomers International Club:
You need to obtain a YAHOO id to log into our member club's
chat room, message posting and to check the calendar.
Send us email for instruction on how to obtain a USER ID
and Password at Yahoo which is FREE. You can also download
Yahoo pager to keep track of friends coming online.
Single Boomers! Check out and join Boomers Love Connection Club:
SECTION SIX: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
Lou Snyder and his fight-back story.
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