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JUNE 1999 ISSUE
    Table of Contents:
    SECTION ONE - A word from the Editor,
    Barry Wood
    SECTION TWO - Mental Stress
    SECTION THREE - Peter, Paul & Mary!
    SECTION FOUR - Banned Music 1970s
    SECTION FIVE - History of the Chicago Bears
    SECTION SIX: - Did you know that?
    SECTION SEVEN: - Ways to get people to like you
    SECTION EIGHT : - Boomer of the Month -
    William J. Patchell
    - SITE of the Month -
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    SECTION ONE - FROM THE EDITOR!
    
    NEWSLETTER   
    
    Dear Friends,
    
    Had you told me two months ago that I'd be the 
    editor of Baby Boomers International, 
    I'd have looked at you as if you had gone 
    completely raging mad.  But, hopefully I've 
    learned to relax some after reading the article 
    about mental stress that I found on the 
    Internet.  As far as that goes, perhaps I should 
    be walking a little bit more and eating
    just a little bit less?  We'll see.
    
    Lately, when I've been listening to the radio, 
    I pay particular interest to older songs.  
    I guess that is showing my age but I love older 
    music.  Remember the group, Peter, Paul & Mary?  
    They still sound the same as they did many years 
    ago.  And, talking about listening to the radio 
    and songs and such, I think you will find the 
    article about banned music of the 1970s fairly 
    interesting.
    
    Surfing the net the other day, I came across 
    some information about the Chicago Bears.  
    It's short, I admit, but it's fine reading.
    
    Oh, so you are more the poetic type you say?  
    Then, Dr. Christopher Cory's poem will delight 
    you.  Dr. Cory makes us remember John F. Kennedy.
    
    In this newsletter, I have written 20 easy and 
    practical ways to make people like you.  
    If you can't do any of the 20 suggested ideas, 
    crawl back into your dark room.  
    Just kidding!
    
    Our special Boomer-of-the-Month is William J. Patchell 
    who is also a Founder of Boomers International Club.  
    You will see from his profile that he doesn't just 
    sit around waiting for the grass to grow.
    
    Now, sit back and enjoy this issue of Boomers 
    International newsletter!
    
    Editor's note:  some content is taken from the Internet
    
    Warmest regards,
    
    Barry Wood,
    Editor
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    SECTION TWO: MENTAL STRESS

    MENTAL STRESS


    Most people assume that only physical influences (such as shovelling too much snow on a winter morning) can cause the stress which leads to heart attacks. But did you know that most heart attacks occur while you're sleeping? It turns out that mental stress has a much more important role to play than physical stress. What is mental stress? Mental stress is hard to define, but it can be understood as a "stonewall worry," that is, the state of your mind when it is confronted by a problem that seems to have no ready solution. Mental stress has much the same affect on your blood vessels as physical stress does -- it causes the arteries to contract or dilate, often with surprising swiftness. (A blush is the almost instantaneous dilation of blood vessels of the face.) That's why heart attacks so often happen when you're sleeping -- the mental stress of the emotions experienced in your dreams cause the coronary arteries to go into spasm. The spasm caused by mental stress can be so strong that it crunches the cholesterol plaque, breaking it open and allowing the formation of dangerous blood clots. Mental stress can be a chronic condition; your blood vessels can be affected for long periods of time. For that reason, and because mental stress is not readily observed, the cumulative affect on your arteries can be very dangerous. Mental stress becomes the secret trigger of the red bullet -- the fatal blood clot that leads to stroke or heart attack.


    SECTION THREE: PETER, PAUL & MARY

    PETER, PAUL & MARY

    It was 38 years ago this year when three folk 
    singers combined talents and made their debut 
    at Greenwich Village's Bitter End coffee house. 
    What began there has grown into a legacy, shared 
    by people all over the world who are now on a 
    first name basis with Peter, Paul & Mary. Their 
    legacy is musical, of course, thanks to such 
    timeless recordings as "Blowin' In The Wind," 
    "If I Had A Hammer" and "Puff, The Magic Dragon." 
    But the trio's commitment to the struggles for 
    social justice also lies at the heart of their 
    story, and that commitment is as strong today 
    as ever.
    


    SECTION FOUR: A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANNED MUSIC 1970s

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANNED MUSIC 1970s


    			
      May, 1970
      Following the death of four college students following
      protests at Kent State University, Ohio Governor James
      Rhodes ordered radio stations to ban the song "Ohio" by
      Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - fearing further violence.
      The plan backfired. Sales of the song in Ohio were very
      strong and no further violence was reported.
    
      October, 1970
    
      President Richard Nixon tells radio broadcasters that
      rock music lyrics should be screened for content. He
      further suggests that any music containing drug
      references be banned outright.
    
      April, 1971
    
      Officials in Illinois release a list of popular music that
      contains drug references. The list includes the popular
      children's song "Puff The Magic Dragon" and The Beatles'
      "Yellow Submarine".
    
      April, 1973
    
      While Curtis Mayfield is lip-synching a performance of
      his hit "Pusherman" for television's Soul Train, he learns
      that the show's producers have edited the song to
      delete drug references.
    
      November, 1975
    
      Florida Baptist minister Rev. Charles Boykin leads a
      record burning in Tallahassee. He calls rock and roll the
      "devil's music."
    
                1976
    
      Following a series of arrests and incidents in the U.K.,
      the Sex Pistols have trouble obtaining work permits to
      tour in the United States, because officials thought the
      band's music lacked artistic value. The group was
      eventually allowed to briefly tour the U.S.
    


    SECTION FIVE: A HISTORY OF THE CHICAGO BEARS

    A HISTORY OF THE CHICAGO BEARS


    In 1920, the first year of American Pro Football 
    Association play, A. E. Staley, owner of the 
    A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company in Decatur, 
    Illinois, hired 25-year-old George Halas to work 
    in the plant, play baseball, and organize a football 
    team. On October 3, 1920, the Decatur Staleys played 
    their first game at Staley Field, a 20-0 victory over 
    the Moline Tractors. Halfback Ed (Dutch) Sternaman 
    scored all three touchdowns. 
    
    The final game of the season against the Akron Pros, 
    who defeated the Staleys in their first meeting, 
    determined which would have the best winning percentage, 
    and the APFA Championship. A 0-0 tie left Akron with 
    that first championship. 
    
    Each Staley player received $1,900 for one season's 
    play. Two other APFA teams, the Cardinals and Tigers, 
    played in Chicago that first and only year that the 
    team soon to be known as the Bears played in Decatur. 
    
    The Staleys moved to Chicago and became the Bears, 
    and the NFL's oldest team has become one of its most 
    successful and well-known.
    


    SECTION SIX: DID YOU KNOW THAT?

    DID YOU KNOW THAT?


    Carol Burnett turned 67 years old on April 26, 1999.  
    In 1965, Carol Burnett was on "Get Smart" playing 
    "Ozark Annie" in episode: "One of Our Olives is Missing".
    
    Barbra Streisand is 5'5" in height and has the 
    nickname of Babs.
    
    Writer Agatha Christie's real name was 
    Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller.  
    Disappeared for several days in 1926.  
    Disappearance remains unexplained.  
    Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.
    
    On Bette Davis's tombstone is written, 
    "She did it the hard way".  
    Bette Davis was 5'2" in height.
    
    John Wayne's appearance on "Laugh-In" in 1979 
    (the year he died) showed he had a sense of humour 
    by his agreeing to appear in a pink fluffy bunny suit.  
    John Wayne appeared in nearly 250 movies.
    
    Celine Dion has 14 brothers and sisters, 
    she being the youngest.
    
    Rock Hudson's real name was Roy Harold Scherer Jr., 
    and if he were still alive, he would turn 75 years 
    old on November 17, 1999.
    
    Doris Day is a vegetarian, and was one of 
    Rock Hudson's dearest friends.
    


    SECTION SEVEN: WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU

    WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU


    Here are some ways to get people to like you.  
    You must be sincere, however:
    
    1.	Let people have their own opinion.
    2.	Smile a lot.
    3.	Don't give advice.
    4.	Don't lend money.
    5.	Tell the person what you like about them, not what you don't like.
    6.	Be sincerely interested in what they are saying.
    7.	Let everyone how their own dreams.
    8.	Don't find faults in other people.  You have enough of your own already.
    9.	Don't gossip.  Ever.
    10.	Don't be jealous of other people.  You are who you are.  Get over it!
    11.	Make people happy.
    12.	Don't think you're "all that" because you're not.
    13.	Don't hurt people's feelings.
    14.	Help a new, different person every day.
    15.	Strive to be happy.  It's like a magnet.
    16.	Try to go on the chat room for a whole week without writing the word "I".
    17.	Use the words "thank you" at least twenty times a day.  Write them down!
    18.	Give something away to someone who'd appreciate it.
    19.	Stop complaining.
    20.	See the good in people.
    
    Written by Barry Wood
    
    

    SECTION EIGHT: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
    JUNE 1999

    Boomer Of The Month
    
    WILLIAM J. PATCHELL
    
    Congratulations to William Patchell on his being 
    picked as Boomer-of-the-Month.  
    William J. Patchell is also a co-founder of Boomers 
    International.  He can be seen nightly in the Boomers 
    chat room and everyone knows him as simply "Bill".  
    Bill doesn't chat a lot but don't let that fool you 
    - he's one smart cookie!
    
    What does Jeri "Boomersint" say about Mr. Patchell's 
    involvement with Boomers International?  "Bill is a  
    real gentleman and he is very supportive of Boomer
    International Club.  He is devoted Host and has been 
    in the chat room nightly  for over five months!  
    I really appreciate the interest Bill has shown!"
    
    Bill was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1948.  
    He had been very active in scouting.  Now, Bill enjoys 
    golf, billiard, tennis, and sailing.  He also loves to 
    travel and he has been to Hong Kong, Tahiti, Hawaii, 
    Copenhagen, Germany, France, England, Netherlands, 
    and Bermuda.
    
    Bill has had some great accomplishments in his life
    and his latest is being elected the newest President 
    of the Lions International Local Fairfield, CT Club.
    
    He works in the financial world.  Married for 26 years, 
    Bill lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.  He has no kids, and no pets.
    
    Once again, and congratulations for being chosen Boomer-of-the-Month, Bill!  
    Please join me in thanking Bill for all the interest 
    he shows in Baby Boomers International!
    

    SITE Of The Month
    http://members.xoom.com/pioneerslvn/ Shelby Riggs - 100 original (50's & 60's) photographs, biographies, full length songs in real audio, and fully downloadable. Also World's Largest Rock & Roll Concert in the History of Music.

    Site Of Interest Entertainment Weekly's The Top 400 People & Events of the Past 50 Years, http://cgi.pathfinder.com/ew/fab400/ The 100 Greatest Moments In Rock : http://cgi.pathfinder.com/ew/fab400/music100/index.html

    SECTION NINE: LETTER FROM HEAVEN

    
    We are pleased to published this poem written by 
    Dr. Christopher Cory for the late John F. Kennedy, 
    on March 13, 1969.  Thank you for sharing it with us, 
    Dr. Cory.
    
       A LETTER FROM HEAVEN
    
       by Dr. Christopher Cory
    
       Sorry I had to leave right away
       I look down and smile at you every day 
       Little Patrick says to say "Hi"
       I love you, I happy, so please don't cry.
    
       And Caroline, I'd like to say,
       How proud daddy was of you that day
       When you stood like a lady and watched me go by,
       And doing as mommy, you tried not to cry.
    
       Little John John, now you're the big man,
       Take care of mommy the best you can.
       You were just like a soldier----
       That salute was so brave,
       Thanks for the flag that you put on my grave.
    
       And Jackie, I had no time for goodbyes,
       But I'm sure you could read the "Farewell"
       In my eyes.
       Watch over our children and love them for me,
       I'll treasure your love through eternity.
    
       So please carry on as you did before
       'Till all of us meet on heaven's bright shore.
       Remember I love you, remember I care,
       I'll always be with you
       Though you don't see me there.
    
       Love,
       John
    
       Blessed Be,
       Dr. Christopher Cory 
    

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