MARCH-APRIL 1999 ISSUE
Table of Contents:
- Web Site of Interest
- Stress !
- Virtual Friends
- Boomer Facts
- Boomer Of The Month
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WELCOME TO OUR NEW EDITOR :
We apologize that our newsletter is very late. I have
started my study program at Saybrook Graduate school
and have been busy with my study for a while.
However, We have a good news and We are happy and please
to announce that Barry Wood will be our new Editor
for Boomers Newsletter.
Please welcome Barry and give him all your support.
Barry Wood, is a writer, has recently joined Boomers
He is a free-spirited guy who is exceedingly spiritual.
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Also, Barry Wood as written a special "Friends"
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but has now shared it on Oprah Winfrey's
Barry Wood is excited about his new venture as Boomer's
new Editor and being a member of Boomers International and
is thankful for all the nice people who have made him feel
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SECTION ONE - Web Site of Interest!
Boomer Quiz #1: Ramblin' Jack Elliott was a part of what sixties music boom?
Boomer Quiz #2: Who was Knucklehead Smiff?
Take a whiff if Boomer Charlie's old sneakers.
Surprise Boomer link of the month.
Compiled by Chuck
Nyren. Visit Suite 101's Baby
Boomers Front Page.
Celebrate Earth Day:
Earth Day WebSite
Institute For Global Communications.
Rain Forest Action Network.
A fine green site:
A Climate Change Site.
Official Website for NASA Earth Science Enterprise.
What is the Earth Science Enterprise? It is
the spirit of exploration captured and focus
on our own planet.
SECTION TWO - Media / Entertainment!
Check out the April issue of Rolling Stone Magazine,
pages 21-24 for a cool article on the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame Inductions.
Tom Petty is on the road again with the Heartbreakers
promoting his new album "Echo." Petty mentions Del
during his 30-minute VH-1 special "Tour Firsts:
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: The Echo Tour."
The show debuted April 17 at 9 PM and midnight EST.
Check local listings or "www.vh1.com" for schedule info.
Petty explains how Heartbreaker's bass player,
Howie Epstein, was a "great find" he
"found in Del Shannon's band..."
That's all for now,
Brian Young / DSAS
The late Dusty Springfield, the late Del Shannon,
Curtis Mayfield, Billy Joel, Paul McCarthy,
and Bruce Springsteen
were inducted to the Hall of Fame on 3/15/99.
Dylan-Paul Simon Tour Announced:
The long anticipated Bob Dylan/Paul Simon Tour is on!
Tickets go on sale around April 20th.
The Allman Brothers have signed their drummer's
nephew 19 yr old Derek Trucks as 2nd guitar.
Trucks has been playing central florida clubs
for the past few years and remeniscent of young
Stevie Ray Vaughn, he is the hottest new guitarist
on the circuit. Another Clapton? The Allmans will
use his brilliant slide work to recreate Duane Allman's
style. With the band Jazzed up and Derek Trucks
Aboard to weave with Dicky Betts the current ABB
tour is a MUST SEE.
An Allman Brothers Band Spin Off group, GOVERNMENT
MULE has released a live double CD on which ABB
guitarist Derek Trucks appears.
GOVT MULE LIVE-WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS
features covers of Humble Pies 30 Days In The Hole
and Neil Young's Cortez The Killer. This is a return
to the late 60's extended improvisations that
rocked the Fillmore.
If you thought nobody was doing 20 minute songs
anymore check out this CD.
Whose The Boss??? We'll See if the late summer
and fall Springsteen tour delivers. Even Max Weinburg
will tour with the band! Guitarists Little Steven
Van Zant and the LEGENDARY Niles Lofgrin will
both be on the roster. Lofgrin, from Falls Church
Virginia was a darling of early FM progressive-
underground rock in the 1969-71 era.
He was brought aboard to replace Little Steven
who has rejoined the E street Band for this
Springsteen live with the E Street Band promises to
be a knock your sox off tour de force.
check out Music Books and Commentary at:
BDPoe is a Music Editor at Boomers International Club.
"ABC News Of The Century" aired on ABC in March 1999.
Hosted by ABC News anchor, Peter Jennings,
Phonographs, Radio, TV, Electric car,
1901 Victoria Era come to an end.
90 years later Diana's funeral and she was in the
carriage for her funeal in the same carriage that
Queen Victoria's funeral was before she was buried.
The Century: ABC News has captured some
extraordinary events from our history in a rich twelve-hour series.
Depression and Dictators
Poverty and breadlines ravage a world caught in the worst economic depression in recent memory. Desperate people turn to radical solutions to end the misery and war envelops Europe and Asia.
World in Flames
A Japanese attack brings America into WWII, which
finally brings a bloody end to German Nazis and
Japanese militarists. An estimated 60 million people
die, but an end to the war leads to tensions between
Challenges to the Good Life
Despite the threat of nuclear war, Americans embrace
the good life and spend money saved during the war.
But a different America begins to emerge and challenges
the white, middle-class status quo.
Clash of Cultures
President Kennedy inaugurates the decade with hope and
idealism, as Martin Luther King leads a non-violent
confrontation against racism. Assassins and a growing
war in Vietnam, however, destroy the hope and split
Decade of Disillusion
Young Americans take to the streets to protest the
Vietnam War and many turn to a counterculture of sex,
drugs and rock 'n roll. Confidence in the presidency,
middle-class values and power collapses under weight
of defeat and corruption.
America on the Rebound
Ronald Reagan promises brighter days and delivers it
with an unprecedented package of deficit spending. A
resurgent America faces down an ailing Soviet Union,
which finally breaks its choke hold on Eastern Europe.
New World Order
The end of the Cold War gives way to ethnic violence
as nationalistic groups struggle to assert themselves
around the world. Television and the Internet are
there to record it all.
The video for this series becomes available on
March 23, 1999
for a price of $99.99 in Video retail outlets,
Or Call: 1-800-475-4ABC.
The Century project also features an educational website
(thecentury.com) for additional program information
regarding broadcasts airing on cable television's,
The History Channel.
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
to produce. The series concluded with the last episode
aired on April 4, 1999.
The CNN coldwar experience
and culture web site.
Come Celebrate the Century with the United States
Postal Service! This is the official 20th century
commemorative stamp series that YOU get to vote
You've already voted for the nifty fifties,
the groovy sixties, and the rockin' seventies.
Now it's time to check the results of the
votes for the awesome eighties!
The results of StampVote will be posted at this
Web Site in the near future:
All Stressed Up and No Place to Blow
Frequent headaches? Can't sleep? Difficulty concentrating?
You may be suffering from job-related stress. Studies now
indicate that one-fourth of the workforce view their jobs
as the number one stressor in their lives and that workers
widely perceive job stress as being on the rise. More
importantly, work stress may increase a person's risk
for cardiovascular disease, psychological disorders,
workplace injury, and other health problems.
But if job stress is a headache for workers, it's a
migraine for employers. That's because stressful working
conditions also are associated with increased absenteeism,
tardiness, disability claims, and other factors that reduce
a company's productivity and competitiveness. "Work stress
imposes enormous and far-reaching costs on workers'
well-being and corporate profitability," says National
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Director Linda Rosenstock, M.D., M.P.H. "The good news
is at least some of these costs are avoidable."
"Research and experience tell us that certain factors
such as heavy workload, conflicting or uncertain job
responsibilities, and job insecurity are stressors across
organizations and that the risk for job stress can be
reduced through smart, strategic action." And that's
why the CDC's NIOSH is suggesting practical approaches
that can be taken by employers and employees to prevent
workplace stress. "Stress ... At Work" finds that
organizational changes and stress management for
employees, with organizational changes given top
priority, may be the most effective approach for
reducing work stress. The booklet offers a three-step
process for preventing stress problems by identifying
stress factors in the workplace, designing and
implementing solutions, and evaluating the outcome.
Job stress is defined as the harmful physical and
emotional responses that occur when the requirements
of a job do not match the capabilities, resources, or
needs of the worker. Conditions that may lead to stress
include heavy workload, lack of participation in
decision-making, poor social environment, conflicting
or uncertain job expectations, job insecurity or lack
of opportunity, and unpleasant or dangerous work
Organizational changes may include efforts to ensure
that workload is in line with workers' capabilities
and resources; to design stimulating, meaningful jobs;
to define workers' roles and responsibilities clearly;
to give workers opportunity to participate in decisions
about their jobs; to improve communications; to provide
opportunities for social interaction among workers; and
to establish work schedules that are compatible with
demands and responsibilities outside the job.
"The new NIOSH booklet offers employers, human resources
personnel, and workers a practical, easy- to-read
resource, with real case studies, to help them answer
three critical questions: What causes job stress, is
there a problem in my workplace, and if so, what can
be done to find sensible, meaningful solutions?" added
Copies of "Stress ... At Work," DHHS (NIOSH) Publication
No. 99-101, are available by calling the NIOSH toll-free
information number, 1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674).
See related articles in the AgeVenture archives.
"Sources of Stress Vary for Men and Women"
"Stress of Care-giving Often Health-robbing"
By Dr. David Demko,
AgeVenture News Service,
21946 Pine Trace, Boca Raton, FL 33428 USA
AgeVenture News Service
SECTION FOUR: VIRTUAL FRIENDS
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. Membership reached
360+ with friends from all walks of life from around the
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.
Single Boomers! Check out and join Boomers Love Connection Club:
Boomers International Club
Boomers International Club Chat Room!
Chat room open daily at: 6:00pm PST, (5:00pm PST Weekends).
SECTION FIVE: BOOMER FACTS
In 1945 the baby boom began. More than 3,400,000
babies were born in 1946, an increase of 20% from
the previous year. Births peaked at 4,300,000 in
1957. A total of 77,000,000 births occurred during
the boomer years of 1946 to 1964.
SECTION SIX: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
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