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HOPPER'S SON IN TROUBLE
D E N N I S H O P P E R 'SS S O N A C C U S E D O F R A P E
By Katherine Noland
BEVERLY HILLS—Henry Hopper, son of
late actor Dennis Hopper, is being accused
of raping a 15-year-old girl after the alleged
victim and her mother came forward at a
news conference in Beverly Hills.
According to the now 17-year-old victim,
who remains as Jane Doe on police reports,
the two met on Facebook through a mutual
friend in Feb. 2011 when she was 15. After
months of talking online, Hopper, who
was 20 at the time, invited the girl over to
his house in Venice where he allegedly fed
her alcohol and drugs and pursued sexual
activity with her despite conscious will.
According to the lawsuit against Hopper,
filed in August 2012, he performed intercourse, forced copulation, and sodomy after supplying her with drugs and alcohol
that muddled her judgment and compliance.
The lawsuit claims, “[Hooper] preyed upon
a young impressionable child, suggesting
that he cared for her, luring her into his
home with promises of alcohol and illegal
drugs, and then repeatedly taking advantage
of her youth [and] vulnerability.”
According to Doe’s attorney Jeffrey Herman, the same lawyer in the case against
“Sesame Street” puppeteer Kevin Clash,
By Katherine Noland
comparison of “Django” to Tarantino’s film
“Inglorious Bastards,” noting on the inappropriateness of the hypothetical sale of Jewish Holocaust victim dolls and Hitler dolls.
Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network is also calling for a national
boycott of the dolls
Produced by the manufacturer National
Entertainment Collectibles Association and
Weinstein Co., the 6 available 8” dolls include characters Django, Broomhilda, Dr.
Shultz, Candie, Stephen and Butch. They are
being sold separately on Amazon for $29.99
apiece, with the exception of main character Django who meets the price of $39.99.
The film has racked over $108 million domestically, and is up for five Golden Globe
Awards.
D j a n g o a n d P r o f e s so r S h u l t z i n " D j a n g o U n c h a i n e d "
By Robert Meyers
TAFT, CALIFORNIA—Thursday, January to distract the teen long enough for students lifted to a hospital in Bakersfield.
charged as a juvenile for attempted murder,
10 at around 9 a.m a yet unidentified 16 to be evacuated from the classroom. Heber
The suspect, whose identity has not yet during a press conference held Thursday afyear-old student entered a science classroom and one other school official, Campus Su- been released, is now in police custody. Dur- ternoon.
at Taft Union High school, brandishing a 12- pervisor Kim Lee Fields, were able to con- ing interrogation, the teen gunman alleged
Taft Union High school does have an
guage shot gun. The teen gunman shot one vince the gunman to relinquish the firearm. that his intended targets had previously bul- armed guard stationed at the school, but on
student critically injuring him before shoot- Heber suffered a minor pellet wound to the lied him, according to the Kern County the day of the shooting the officer was
ing and missing a second target.
head and the wounded student remains in Sheriff Donny Youngblood.
snowed in and unable to report for duty.
The science teacher, Ryan Heber, was able critical, but stable condition after being airYoungblood added that the teen will be
Declaration of Principles
Ne w s ro o m St af f
Claire
Damian
Darshan
David
Eileen
Glenn
Grady
Ivetta
Jennifer
Jessica C
Joann
Jon
Katherine
Kevin
Kristin
LaDale
Leanne
Lily
Marion
Mike D
Michael S
Ryan P
Robert
Rosana
Doe’s mother has pursued a lawsuit against
Hopper in order to shed light on this kind
of issue that is prevalent in the entertainment industry. She is hoping to ensure safety of other young females and that other
girls will come forward.
The girl, an aspiring model, claims that
there were multiple attacks, nearly 7 or 8,
over a span of several months after the first
attack on April 21, 2011. According to the
alleged victim’s mother, the girl’s emotional,
mental, and physical health suffered in the
months following the claimed rapes. She ran
away from home, attempted suicide, was
hospitalized for mental problems and substance abuse, and her grades dropped significantly.
The accused’s father Dennis Hopper died
in 2010 at age 74 from prostate cancer. He
was best known for his roles in “Apocalypse
Now,” Speed,” “Easy Rider,” and “Blue Velvet.” While Henry Hopper’s career is at its
beginning, the 21-year-old actor’s biggest
role yet was in Gus Van Sant’s British
American Drama “Restless,” which released
in September 2011. At 14, he took acting
classes at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film
Institute, and later studied painting and
H e n ry H o p p e r.
sculpture at the California Institute of the
Arts where he dropped out at 18 and went
to Berlin, Germany where he lived in an
P h o t o c o u r te sy o f F a c e b o o k
artist’s collective.
Hopper denied allegations on Monday,
January 7 through his lawyer Joe Mannis.
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LOS ANGELES—The recent release of
“Django Unchained” action dolls has spurred
controversy, and is being denounced by
many leaders in the African-American community and other activists.
Despite its number of fans, Quentin
Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” has ignited high volumes of negative responses,
notably from director Spike Lee, due to its
use of the “N” word and questionable historical accuracy. The release of action figure dolls depicting characters from the
movie have now sparked outrage by some.
At a news conference in Los Angeles on
Tuesday, January 8, activist Naji Ali, director of “Project Islamic Hope,” stated that despite enjoying the film itself, he is against
the commercialization of the time of history
that the movie highlights. He also made the
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SANTA MONICA—Actor Josh Brolin was arrested New Years Day for a misdemeanor
charge of public intoxication, and was released from a Southern California jail with
no citation.
Known for his roles in “W.,” “No Country
for Old Men,” “The Goonies” and the soonto-be released film “Gangster Squad,”
Brolin was allegedly heavily intoxicated
WESTWOOD—A study conducted by
the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
shows that drivers with revoked or suspended licenses are three times more
likely to be responsible for causing fatal
car accidents. It’s considered more dangerous to be a driver without a license
instead of a person driving with a suspended or revoked license. Drivers like
By Katherine Noland
on a Santa Monica side walk just before mid- �cause I ended up in a jail cell for New Years.”
night on Tuesday, January 1. The 44-yearBrolin is son of actor, James Brolin,
old actor was arrested and booked at around known for “Catch Me If You Can” and
3:00 a.m. After sobering up, he was released “Hotel.” Josh Brolin plays a Los Angelesaround 7:15 a.m. without a citation. He will based police officer in the new movie
not have to appear in court.
“Gangster Squad,” set to be released in theOn Monday, January 7, the actor tweeted, aters on Friday, January 11. The film also
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-ap- stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Watson, and
parently picked the wrong g***damn road Sean Penn.
STUD Y RESULT S ON DRIV ERS' L ICENSES
By Jennifer Alcaraz
these are 2.6 to 2.73 times more likely crashes where one of the drivers was at
to cause a deadly collision, but this fault for the crash. After this study, the
also depends on the person behind the at-fault collision chance of drivers not
wheel.
allowed to drive has not decreased over
The study, Fatal Crash Rates for Sus- time.
pended/Revoked and Unlicensed Drivers,
Additional findings by The Departcollected 23 years of consecutive data. ment of Motor Vehicles has shown the
The primary interest in the research was percentage of two-vehicle fatal car acthe correlation among two-vehicle fatal cidents was highest amongst people be-
Josh Brolin.
Photo courtesy of Twitter
tween the ages of 20 to 29 who do not
have an official license.
Any person who is caught driving
with a suspended, revoked license or
without a license at all will be cited with
a possible 30-day vehicle impoundment.
Also there are fines amounting to thousands of dollars, and/or time added to a
probation or suspension period.
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UCLA CO-HOSTS MAYORAL D EBATE
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WESTWOOD—UCLA will be co-hosting
the live Mayoral Debate on January 28, 2013
at 7 p.m. and NBC4 chief political reporter Conan Nolan will moderate it.
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., Dean of the UCLA
Luskin School of Public Affairs will be a panelist in the debate. In addition, the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs will
also help host the debate.
The focus of the panel will be how to create jobs and the economy. According to
UCLA, the four participants running as mayoral candidates include, City Councilman
Eric Garcetti, attorney and radio talk show
host Kevin James, City Councilwoman Jan
Perry and City Controller Wendy Greul. The
CANYON NEWS 90210 JANUARY 13, 2013
HE A L I NG & HE A LT H - 4 0 7C
By Jennifer Alcaraz
panelists, Gilliam included as well will ask
the candidates questions.
Tickets are free and are available on a firstcome, first-serve basis through TicketmasterВ® with a limit of one ticket per person. Tickets are required in order to be admitted at Royce Hall where the debate will
take place. UCLA students, faculty and
staff are able to pick up tickets at the Central Ticket Office starting Wednesday January 9. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced.
Parking will be available in Parking
Structures 4 and 7 (P4 & P7) at a $5 cost.
Attendees are encouraged to walk to Royce
Panelists for the Debate.
Hall.
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KATT WILL IAMS ARRESTED IN WOODL AND HILLS
WOODLAND HILLS—Comedian Katt Wiliams was arrested in Woodland Hills on
Tuesday, January 8 after failing to show up
for a court date in Sacramento.
Williams was taken into custody at
around 3:45 p.m. at his home in the 22500
block of Quinta Road. Williams was due
in Sacramento court on Monday for al-
By Ivetta Babadjanian
legedly driving a three-wheeled motor- assault case. The Los Angeles police knew
cycle on a sidewalk and refusing to stop of the comedian's bench warrant and
for police on November 25. He is accused took him into custody after seeing him
of evading police while driving reckless- outside his house.
ly.
Williams, whose real name is Micah
In addition, he had a $10,000 bench war- Sierra Williams, was held on $105,000
rant issued for his arrest for failing to ap- bail. Williams is also facing charges in
pear in a Yolo County court in a separate Oakland and Seattle from incidents that
occurred while he was in those cities for
shows.
On December 28, Williams was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after police allegedly found a stolen loaded
gun in his home. Williams, 51, recently
announced he would be retiring from
stand-up comedy.
SP ECI AL OLYMPI CS LOTTE RY FOR $ 4 MILLION HOME
SHERMAN OAKS—The Special Olympics
Southern California is hosting its 4th annual Dream House Raffle, where participants have the chance of winning a $4 million estate in Sherman Oaks.
With a 1/50 chance of winning 1 of the
1400 prizes offered, the SPOSC is offering
the grand prize of a 7500 square foot
home in Sherman Oaks, or the choice of a
$200 million cash payout. The raffle offers
a number of other prizes, including cars,
vacations, and other large amounts of
cash in the top tier of winners. The proceeds
will go toward training programs for individuals with mental and physical disabilities and “giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special
Olympics athletes and the community,” according to the SPOSC website.
Tickets are currently $150, and the dead-
By Katherine Noland
line for purchasing them is May 24. However, sets of early bird drawings will have
the deadlines of February 15, March 15, and
April 12. Participants have the choice to
purchase 3-packs for $400, and 5-packs for
$550.
According to the Dream House website,
the $4 million Sherman Oaks estate is a
Mediterranean style home with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a pool, spa, cascading waterfall, gourmet kitchen, and 4
door garage. Among many other luxuries,
the house also has an elevator for its three
levels, a two-story living room, wine cellar,
and a guest suite. The house’s property contains 3/4 of an acre of land.
The 2nd prize winner will have the
choice between an Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz
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By Ivetta Babadjanian
BRENTWOOD—A tree trimmer was
stuck in a Eucalyptus tree on a hillside
behind a home in Brentwood for almost
two hours until he was freed by 32 Los
Angeles firefighters. The man's situation was reported on Monday, January
7, at 5:40 p.m. at 11808 West Kearsarge
Street, two blocks south of Sunset
Boulevard.
The homeowner's gardener noticed
someone in the tree an hour after the
crew to trim trees on the property
packed up and left. The firefighters used
35-foot ladders, ropes and harnesses in
order to bring the man safely to the
ground.
The rescue turned out to be difficult
due to challenges that arose from attempting to put ladders up on the hillside. When the firefighters finally
made it to the man, they noticed the
worker was hanging from a harness
that slipped from his waist to underneath his arms. The man was trans-
ported to the hospital with unknown
injuries.
It was reported that the worker was
intoxicated at the time and had a halffull bottle of Camarena Tequila tucked
into his work belt. The man's name was
not released and it is unclear how he
got stuck in the tree.
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POLIC E PU RSUIT E ND S IN LOS FELIZ
LOS FELIZ—A police chase ended in
Los Feliz on Tuesday, January 8 when
a man allegedly driving a stolen car
crashed into a vehicle.
Authorities reportedly began pursu-
By Ivetta Babadjanian
ing the suspect in Sunland. The suspect
was driving a white Honda Civic and
went onto the 210 Freeway heading
east. The chase continued as the suspect
took the 2 Freeway south and exited
into Los Feliz.
The chase ended after the suspect
crashed into another vehicle in Los Feliz. He exited the vehicle and proceeded to follow the officers' orders. The sus-
pect was taken into custody without incident.
No further information has been released as of press time.
T WO VI OL E NT CR I ME S ON UCL A CA M PUS
WESTWOOD—Two violent crimes occurred on UCLA’s campus early Monday
morning: an armed robbery and an attempted sexual assault. Police are urging
students to walk safely and take caution.
At around 12:05 a.m. on Monday, January 7, a male student was heading North
on Veteran Avenue from Gayley Avenue
where he was approached by man who put
a hand gun to the student’s back. After de-
By Katherine Noland
manding his money, the student avoided a female student was heading East bedanger and gave him his wallet and cell tween Structure No. 9 and Engineer No.
phone. The suspect fled the scene imme- 4 where a man, described as around 30
diately, and was last seen by people near- years old and white/light skinned Asian,
by on Montana. He is described as black, bear hugged her and told her he was goin his 20s, around 5’9” and 170 pounds. ing to sexually assault her. The woman
He also had a light beard, and was wear- was able to break away from the ating a dark beany hat, large jacket and dark tempted assault, and was not injured. The
pants.
suspect is around 5’11” tall, about 160
About an hour later, at around 1:30 a.m., pounds, and has black hair. He was wear-
ing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue
jeans.
UCLA police strongly encourage students to take advantage of the school’s escort service, which can be reached at 310794-WALK, or to at least walk with a friend
whenever possible. Anyone with information regarding the crimes are asked to
call 310-825-1491.
SHEEN APOLOGIZES FOR LA MAYOR REMARKS
LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa refused to make any additional comments on Tuesday, January
8 regarding his interaction with actor
Charlie Sheen during his recent trip to
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Sheen posted a photo of himself last
month with his arm draped around Villaraigosa on his Twitter and Instagram
stating in his caption that the mayor
"knows how to party." Villaraigosa claimed
the interaction was brief as they bumped
By Ivetta Babadjanian
into each other and conversed for a few Sheen said his version of events was
minutes. In addition, he stated that he misunderstood by the public. “Mayor
asked Sheen to refrain from posting any Villaraigosa was gracious enough to take
photos onto the internet.
a photo with me while we are at the same
On Tuesday, Sheen countered the may- event. The mayor spoke to many other
or's statement by indicating that their in- people during the opening, as well as I
teraction was not brief. He said that did. I am a giant fan of the mayor’s, and
they spent over two hours together in a apologize if any of my words have been
hotel suite where they partied with drinks misconstrued.”
and women at Hotel El Ganzo on DeDuring a news conference for Eli
cember 29.
Broad's new art museum, The Broad
In a statement released by a spokesman, Museum on Grand Avenue in downtown
Los Angeles, the mayor's vacation in
Cabo was mentioned. Reporters asked
questions such as “Can you just set the
record straight for us?” “What was it? Two
hours or three minutes?” “Does what happens in Cabo stay in Cabo?”
The mayor did not give any additional
information and merely stated, “I’ve said
what I’m going to say on that, everybody.
You had fun. Let’s talk about the important things, like a thousand jobs today.”
LA NO L ONGER MOST DANGEROU S CIT Y
LOS ANGELES—On Monday January 7,
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police
Chief Charlie Beck announced that Los
Angeles has decreased its number of
homicides for the third year in a row in
2012. The city went from 1,096 murders
per year two decades ago to under 300.
The crime reduction in the city of Los Angeles, placed it at the lowest per capita
crime rate of any city over 2 million peo-
By Jennifer Alcaraz
ple, which is lower than Houston, city had a total of 9,284 police officers. ToPhiladelphia, New York City and Chica- day the police force has a total of 10,023
go.
officers.
Crime reduction was attributed to the
Since the mayor’s election in 2005, viincrease in police force regardless of olent crimes have dropped a total of
the city’s large budget deficit. This is a 27.2 percent, according to the departcontinuous goal Mayor Antonio Vil- ment. The number of homicides stayed
laraigosa has maintained as his priority, under 300 for the third consecutive year.
to continue to hire police officers. The On the other hand, there was a small inyear Villaraigosa was elected mayor the crease in property crimes, attributed to
a rise in electronic device thefts such as
cell phones and computers.
Beck praised the mayor’s focus on reducing gang crimes. There has been a
47.5 reduction in gang crime since Villaraigosa took office, with 152 gang
homicides in 2012, which is a record-low.
It’s a hope for Villaraigosa, that the next
mayor elected expands the police force in
the city.
SERIAL KILLER CHA RGED WIT H 3 UNSOLVED MURDERS
By Katherine Noland
LOS ANGELES—A 72-year-old suspected serial killer was arrested on
Monday, January 7, for the cold case
murders of three women in the 1980s.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s
Office has charged Samuel Little,
who also went by the name of Samuel
McDowell, for three formerly unsolved murders after being brought
from Kentucky to California by the
U.S. Marshals Service in September
for unrelated criminal activity. Little’s
DNA has been linked to three bodies
that were found in the Central Avenue-Alameda street corridor south of
downtown LA. The bodies belonged to
victims Carol Alford, 41, who was
found dead on July 13, 1989, Audry
Nelson, 35, whose body was discovered August 14, 1989, and Guadalupe
Apodaga, 46, who was found dead September 2, 1989. According to LAPD
detectives, the killings were done
with sexual motive.
Little has racked up a heavy criminal record, with multiple counts of
drunk driving, shoplifting, and burglary. Police believe he is accountable
for a number of unsolved cases, including two murders and two attempted murders in Florida and Mississippi that he never got charged
with. Little was acquitted from the
case of the strangulation of a 26-yearold Florida woman named Patricia
Ann Mount whose body was found
September 12, 1982. As for the three
Mississippi cases, Little was never
brought to trial.
Police believe he is responsible for
a number of other unsolved violent
crimes. According to detectives, he
targeted drug users, prostitutes, and
those with other similar “destructive”
lifestyles. The LAPD have asked other law enforcement agencies to contact the LAPD Cold Case Detectives if
similar crimes have occurred between 1960 and present.
Whether or not Little will face the
death penalty is currently unknown.
PAGE FOUR
Features & Entertainment
"PPRETTY LITTLE LIARS" RETURNS WITH 'SSHE'SS BETTER NOW'
HOLLYWOOD—It seems like eons since we
last talked about the ABC Family guilty
pleasure “Pretty Little Liars,” but after
months of being on break the show returned with a bang on Tuesday with its winter premiere. The episode amply titled
“She’s Better Now” paid a huge focus to “A”
herself, Mona (Janel Parrish), who has since
been released from Radley Sanitarium.
The audience is well aware that Mona is
still up to her old antics alongside “A” team
member Toby (Keegan Allen). That’s right,
Spencer’s �boyfriend’ has been plotting
against her all along and she has no clue!
Yes, the smartest liar of them all is getting
played big time, but she’ll find out this season. It’s just a question of what she’ll do
when she finds out that has everyone
concerned.
The episode opened with someone
dressed in a black hoodie skateboarding
through town. We are lead to believe it's
Toby, but no face was seen. Someone in a
vehicle hot on their trail attempts to run
them off the road and it's revealed to be
Toby. Just who was he trying to run down
is the question? Mona begged Hanna (Ashley Benson) for assistance with her transition back to school, scaring her half to
death in the middle of the night. Spencer
(Troian Bellisario) and Aria (Lucy Hale) discussed the opportunity to befriend Mona
to get information about the “A” team,
while Aria was super defensive of the issue
that her father may have played a role in
Alison’s death.
I felt so much compassion for Mona as
she made her transition back to school.
Yes, she’s done some terrible things, but
CANYON NEWS 90210 JANUARY 13, 2013
By LaDale Anderson
didn't the liars deserve it? To see someone
place a brain with a knife in it inside her
locker was horrid, while everyone used
their phones to capture it. It appears Jason (Drew Van Acker) and Lucas (Brendon
Robinson) were watching her every move,
just as Mona whispered something to Lucas, which peaked Hanna’s interest. He just
walked away. “Welcome to Mona 2.0,”
shouted a sarcastic Spencer. Best line of
the night so far. Aria’s worst enemy,
Meredith, became her teacher. Looks like
an opening for Mona to become Aria’s
friend by taking care of Meredith, the
wicked witch from the east. Hanna and
Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) speculated who
Aria stabbed with the screwdriver on the
haunted train, and Emily was stunned to
see the gentleman from the Lost Woods Resort working as a janitor at the high Emi l y (S ha y M i tc h e l l) , Ha n na ( As hl e y Be n so n) a nd Sp e n c e r (Tro ia n Be l l is a ri o ).
school.
deliver money to Caleb. He revealed that demanded money. The liars were caught
Jason comforted Mona, which fueled he had an accident while skateboarding, red-handed by the janitor and Toby. Mona
rage inside Spencer, creating sparks in her which indicated Toby tried to run him over. locked eyes with Meredith, plotting somerelationship with Toby. Hanna and Emily He did reveal that Mona had been sneak- thing sinister that injured Meredith. Score
(Shay Mitchell) spied on the janitor and ing out for quite some time; the friends 1 for Aria.
found some of Mona’s things. “A” left a were sweet on each other for a few seconds.
A very defensive Bryon grilled Aria about
threatening gift for Aria about Ezra (Ian Her campaign video really worked as whether her friends implemented the
Harding) being a daddy. She’s in over her everyone began to befriend her as the gang stunt that injured Meredith and then
head. Hanna gave up a weird clue re- prepared for the marathon walk.
called him out on his secrets. The episode
garding Caleb not knowing his father as she
Emily, who was held “captive” at home, wrapped with Spencer paying Jason a vispressured Aria to reveal the truth. Some- disarmed the house alarm so she could it and getting a call from Aria indicating
one spied on Spencer and Toby in the hot catch some fresh air, and ran into the oth- that “A” set them up; while Bryon eavestub, which unnerved Toby. Aria attempt- er girls as they broke into the janitor’s dropped on his daughter. Jason had a nifty
ed to pry information from her father about room and all of Mona’s things were MIA. scar that Mona helped heal. Someone in
Alison, which caught him off guard; it was The liars discovered Ali’s diary, and dis- a black hoodie was seen toying with someobvious he was lying.
covered things about Bryon (Chad Lowe). one’s bike, which led to a tragic fall. “PretMona sent out a cyber video telling her A flashback revealed Alison blackmailing ty Little Liars” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on
story about being bullied, which caught Bryon, threatening to reveal his affair ABC Family. The twists and turns have just
Hanna’s attention, but Lucas stopped by to and he got quite physical with her as she begun. Until next week “PLL” fanatics!
NIG HT SC H OOL 102 : W ASTELA ND E PIP HA NY
HOLLYWOOD—Perched on a bench amid
the furry green turf that rose sharply, Jason
opened the zebra-covered journal and proceeded to read the undated entry:
“Fame is not something I would wish on
anyone,” Suzanne wrote. Jason blinked
back a tear seeing Suzanne's idiosyncrasy,
once annoying, now endearing, of writing a
small i for I.”People who have not experienced fame, cannot believe what a hell
storm it is. They go to a supermarket and
lazily leaf through a magazine consecrated
to fame, dreaming of it, consuming and envying it. To go to a supermarket, without
makeup, my hair disheveled, is a luxury now
denied to me. Success has left me without
time to pick my nose—and if I did pick my
nose, some dam paparazzo would take a picture. Soon I won't be able to throw out my
nail clippings, hair strands and floss for fear
somebody will mine my DNA. And autographs! This childish obsession with autographs! You have a dream come true and
then you stew because it is nothing like what
you imagined it was going to be, nothing at
all. Nobody imagines sweating tourists from
By Grady Miller
Omaha with bad breath, trembling like And gleaming condos to be built decrepit
rabbits, asking for your signature. And you bungalows were demolished and their reknow. I envy every one of them because they mains of twisted plumbing and termite-ridcan walk down a street without being den lumber were dumped here. To the east
stopped.”
acres and acres of automotive graveyards
Jason sat on the grass mound, squinting housed the crushed husks of their cars, piled
at the sun which had at last broken out from like pancakes. Purring forklifts lightly tossed
behind the gloom. It poured down between the carcasses of Cadillac’s and old pickups,
the fluffy clouds in golden shafts. Jason gazed when they had ceased to serve, at last
circularly from the green island onto the sur- stripped bare of every useful part like the
rounding lunar landscape: mountains of gray bones of a Thanksgiving turkey.
cement dust, mountains of fragmented
To the south, a monumental series of considewalks from Los Angeles, smelly smol- veyor belts and a superstructure resembling
dering debris that rose against the platinum a rocket launch pad pulverized the old
sky and poisoned children's lungs.
sidewalks and cement steps of Los Angeles,
To the northeast spread out the purple and to the southwest, near where Jason had
majesty of mountains not made by man. Ja- first kissed Candy, a series of funnels and
son beheld it all, drank it all in: Sun Valley paddles, pulleys and gigantic mixers, stirred
was offstage for the vast metropolis that fresh concrete for the growing city. Such ugcould not smell its own stink, could not bear liness and beauty dwelled together.
to behold its waste, and washed its hands of
His soul expanded and cleansed by this barthis eyesore it alone had birthed.
ren monumentality, Jason returned to JefUnseen, the blue fleet of Regal Waste ferson Adult School. He was remarkably free
Company garbage trucks whisked in and out of the angst that usually filled him before
of the finest neighborhoods, retrieved their class. The angst had melted away. Jason himrefuse, and brought it here special delivery. self couldn't explain why.
What was undisputable was that the anguish which in the past twisted his stomach
into knots had vanished. Maybe he was the
loser garbage brought here by Hollywood
that had no use for him. So what! He had
glimpsed grandeur in Sun Valley's garbage
mountains.
After reading Suzanne's thoughts on
fame, he felt pricked by remorse for never
having opened up to her his own putrid pit
of envy. He'd played the game of chicken
where the person who fesses up loses when
he says, “I envy the hell out of you! Why did
all the success happen to YOU?”
And now, Jason realized with a gasp,
Suzanne all the time had been asking “Why
me?”
Nobody, but NOBODY has it made in
Hollywood, Joey Leonard once told him.
Some are itching for their first act, others
pine for a second act, the Greats crave for the
curtain to descend while still at the top of
their game, and yet how few take that final
bow with dignity.
(to be continued)
CANYON NEWS 90210 JANUARY 13, 2013
Life Style
C HRIST MAS LEFTOV ERS
PAGE NINE
UNITED STATES—Just three weeks after
Christmas, many of us are already wondering what to do with poinsettias, cyclamens, Christmas cacti, hollies and
living Christmas trees. Christmas cacti
and hollies are perhaps the easiest of these
to accommodate. Christmas cacti do not
even need to leave the home as their flowers eventually deteriorate, since they are
happy as foliar houseplants or potted on
sheltered porches, and with good sun exposure, will bloom annually. Hollies make
handsome shrubbery where their prickly foliage will not be a problem. Since
some hollies get quite large, and others
stay low and compact, it is helpful to know
which variety any particular holly plant is.
Cyclamens are popular as cool season
bedding plants as well as blooming potted plants. Gardeners typically dispose of
those grown as bedding plants as if they
were mere annuals. However, they are actually cool season perennials that go
dormant through summer. If they are not
in the way of warm season annuals in
spring, and are among other plants that
will cover for them during their dormancy, they can be left in the garden to
regenerate and bloom again next winter.
Individual potted plants that get too tired
to be appealing in the home can be retired
to partly shaded shallow ground cover or
mixed perennials for a bit of winter col-
By Tony Tomeo
or.
Poinsettias are a bit more complicated,
which is why so many people simply discard them as they slowly lose their color
after Christmas. They can keep their color for many months, and be happy as
houseplants, but rarely bloom again in the
home once their first bloom is gone. Alternatively, they can be planted into sheltered and partly shaded spots in the garden after frost. Through summer, they develop taller scrawny stems that bloom early in January or so. (Yes, they bloom 'after' Christmas.) They are sensitive to
frost, so like to be under eaves.
Of all the popular potted plants associated with Christmas, living Christmas
trees are the most problematic, not because they are difficult to care for, but because they so often get planted in bad situations. Only the compact conifers, like
spruces, junipers and Scots pines, can stay
potted to function as Christmas trees for
a few years or more. Almost all other pines P o i n s e t t i a s c a n b e c o m e h a n d s o m e h o u s e p l a n t s .
grow too vigorously to be happy for long grow to maturity without causing trouble, rarely pale orange bracts surrounding
in containers. After Christmas, they it best to find another home for it, or to these flowers are merely colorful leaves.
should instead get their circling roots sev- discard it when it outgrows contain- Some varieties have marbled, blotched or
spotted bracts. Compact potted plants that
ered, and then be planted into the garden. ment.
Flower of the Week: Poinsettia
are mostly less than two feet tall and broad
The problem is that most living ChristThe tiny, yellow buds at the center of can get quite lanky and taller than ten feet
mas trees are Italian stone pines or Canary
Island pines, each of which gets much too poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) in the garden. The dark green leaves are
large for confined garden spaces. If there blooms are actually the unimpressive about three to five inches long.
is not enough space for such a tree to flowers. The colorful red, white, pink or
LOS ANGELES—I’m sometimes asked about
TV infomercials touting high priced seminars
that offer to teach you how to buy real estate
without a down payment. My answer is generally the same: It’s an interesting idea, but
it’s not something I would pursue.
I just don’t think this is a realistic way to
pursue real estate if you’re a serious buyer.
Back in the 90s for instance, there wasn’t
much money available in a bad economy so
you could find deals where you could buy
property without making a down payment or
having to get financing. It was a different
time and the economy was a lot different than
it is today, so some of those types of deals
could be done today. But it’s not very likely.
Back in the early 90s when there was less
money around in the market, the only thing
people could do was do all inclusive trust
deeds where they kept the current institutional financing after and the seller sold the
property to the buyer who was still servicing
the old loan. But the problem there was that
it could become a very difficult situation
should the new owner not pay the old lender.
Today, you would have a very difficult
time finding anyone to agree to do anything
like that. Especially in a large metropolitan
area like Los Angeles. You may have a better
chance in a far-flung community where the
market is more impacted by the economy.
It’s easier for somebody to risk their
$300,000 house than their million dollar
By David Rosenfeld
house. So there is not that kind of market
pressure and have no money down and sell
a place.
What would happen back in the early 90s
was that the buyer would fix up the property get new financing and/or turn around and
sell the property. But today, loans have become more restrictive with these types of
deals, making it harder to do them with any
success.
But in terms of no money down, it’s very
hard to find somebody willing to sell their
property based on getting a payment from
you every month. It has to be somebody you
know who is willing to do this for you or
someone to whom you were recommended
who is willing to do it. The desperation that
once existed for people to do this doesn’t exBeware of �No Money Down’ schemes.
ist anymore.
if
I can’t pay it back?” Like any loan, this type may ask yourself if someone has a secret way
But what these infomercials say is that
there are ways to make a deal with no mon- of loan has to be paid back sooner or later and to buy real estate without using their own
ey down with the property owner where he if you can’t pay it back, it’s going to be a ma- money, why don’t they keep it to themselves
unless it’s not making them as much monor she can finance you or they show you ways jor problem.
Another possible scenario is asking a sell- ey as selling the seminars to you are? It’s an
to try to raise money from investors. But in
reality, people are generally very hesitant to er to lease the property with an option to pur- interesting question to ponder.
David Rosenfeld is a Real Estate broker and
risk money on something like this so it’s no chase. If you’re a seller, you want to sell your
property and not lease it so it’s a tall order president of Advantage Real Estate, a Real Eswonder these deals are so rare.
tate and investment firm in Santa Monica,
Part of the selling points of these “no mon- to get a deal this way.
And there are many other things you can and a Rotary Club member. He has more than
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various ways to find financing. Among these do without putting your own money to pur- 20 years experience in commercial and resis borrowing money from your life insurance chase property, but in the end, none of idential property investments and financial
policy. And it can be done, but you still have these are very likely to get you a deal, given counseling. He can be reached at [email protected] ask your insurance agent “What happens today’s real estate market. In the end, you vantage-realestate.com.
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LAUREL CANYON—Well this past weekend
was an affirmation that the hills are still
alive with music - not the Broadway show
kind - but the amped up rock n’ roll that
put Laurel Canyon on the music map of the
world. The first Annual Love Street Festival. Jim Morrison of the Doors wrote about
Love Street, a small strip of Rothdell Trail
where he used to live. He made it famous.
People still make pilgrimages to Love
Street. The occasion for the Festival - a
fundraiser to help protect local wildlife. So
put together the music and the cause and
you have a rockin' good party.
Everyone was in a groovy mood; a mother with blue hair, a Daddy taking a toke. Let
me mention the very looonggg Cadillac;
everyone was invited to paint it; a man
strolling around in a silk kimono and a girl
twirling a hula hoop! The stage was all
about guitars, statocasters, Les Pauls,
drums, vocals amps, and more amps. Wall
to wall music from 10 am to 6 pm, bands
doing 35 minute sets. Music for hours on
end? I thought surely the bands would play
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By Joann Deutch
2-3 sets throughout the day. Not so. Apparently there are plenty of local rockers to
hold down the fort for 8 hours. The bands
were more than just great. I overheard a
comment from the audience, “jeez we do
a fundraiser, and it stinks by comparison to
this music. Maybe we should rethink our
fundraiser.”
Every band had a connection to the
Canyon. Many of the musicians had done
a stint at Lilly’s enjoying the sunshine and
atmosphere, sitting around and composing
music and lyrics that spoke of the role the
canyon played in their artistry. I recognized
Jo ee C o rso p erf o rmin g at L o ve S treet F estival.
any number of faces on stage. When they
had
the look of a throwback to the 60s. I worked his original lyrics to honor the hard
took the stage and sang their hearts out,
waited
for them to take the stage. The lead working volunteers who put the show topassionate original lyrics of love, sorrow,
clarity, and wisdom, I asked myself why was singer Joee Corsivo is a well known Los An- gether to protect the local wildlife. His set
I brought up short? Maybe because having geles musician and lyricists. He has a solo included songs which were delicate odes to
seen these artists hunched over their song- career, but for this event he joined forces love, its sadness and pain. You could tell
books, I was oblivious to the serious busi- with friends. I recognized him from Lilly’s these were personal experiences that made
porch where he hung out to create his mu- him stronger as a man. He left me wanting
ness at hand on Lilly’s porch.
I came upon a tricked out van parked be- sic. He sang about the influence, passion, his set to run long.
This jam made me understand how Lauhind the stage with mottos and tid-bits of love and gratitude he owed to the spirit of
wisdom scribbled all over the van. This band Laurel Canyon. With a twinkle he re- rel Canyon has a mystical link to music.
TAKING A LOOK AT MENTAL ILLNESS
UNITED STATES—Why is it when it comes
to mental illness it’s a discussion people prefer not to have. Mental illness is a serious
issue in America and a discussion that we
need to have. It should not be a taboo subject matter, there are thousands, perhaps
millions of people suffering from mental illness everyday, yet we turn a blind eye to the
issue.
When it comes to having a conversation
about mental illness we should not be hesitate to create a forum to discuss bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression or any
other illnesses that affect the human psyche. Why is it we frown when we hear dis-
By Trevor Roberts
cussions about people suffering from seri- causes people to question you as a person,
ous diseases? Instead of running away from and that should not be the case. All of us
the issue by talking about it there is a pos- suffer some case of depression to a degree.
sibility that we can facilitate a way to treat Some encounter milder cases of depression
such illnesses. By doing so not only are than others, but we cannot refuse to achelping society, but we are also providing knowledge it. We get into bad moods, somethe opportunity from those individuals times moods that are difficult to shake and
who may feel ostracized by society be- the best way to get out of that funk is
cause of their illness to be more open with through therapy or medication.
those who just don’t get it.
Am I saying every single person should fly
We’d all like to think mentally we’re as to the doctor to be treated for a mental illhealthy as we can be, but the truth is that ness, no, only if you have reason to believe
we all suffer some sort of mental illness to that you may be suffering from something
a degree; it’s the label that disturbs many of that you can’t quite place your finger on?
us. If you’re labeled mentally unstable it The reason for seeking treatment is those
who suffer from illnesses that can turn violent can seek help before it’s too late. Many
cases have arisen in the media in recent year
where violent crimes have taken place by individuals deemed to be mentally unstable,
yet medical treatment was not given to these
individuals before it was too late.
Mental illness is an issue that we can no
longer refuse to discuss. We must have the
courage to tackle a prevalent problem that
continues to haunt many Americans. That
struggle faced by those people grappling
with mental illness is not only their problem, but as Americans it’s our problem as
well.
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B I G W E E K F O R "GG H , " "YY &RR , " "AA M C " & "OO L T L "
CANYON NEWS 90210 JANUARY 13, 2013
HOLLYWOOD—This has been a huge
week for soap fans across the nation.
Earlier in the week it was announced from
Prospect Park that ABC sudsers “All My
Children” and “One Life to Live” will be
getting a revival only this time airing on
the Internet.
Jeff Kwatinez and Rich Frank from
Prospect Park released the following statement on Monday, January 7 confirming the
launch of the two soaps.
"We are pleased to confirm that Prospect
Park is reviving the beloved soap operas,
All My Children and One Life To Live as the
anchor programs on The Online Network
(TOLN). Today we are also pleased to
confirm that Prospect Park has: 1) signed
guild agreements with both SAG-AFTRA
(Screen Actors Guild and the American
Federation of Television and Radio Artists)
and the DGA (Directors Guild of America);
2) entered into a consulting agreement
with Agnes Nixon, the creator of All My
Children and One Life to Live, guaranteeing her active involvement; 3) hired Foz
McDermott (coordinating producer Heroes) as TOLN's head of production, Jennifer Pepperman (Director, One Life to
Live) as Executive Producer on One Life
to Live, and Ginger Smith (Producer, All
My Children) as Executive Producer on All
My Children; and 4) arranged the necessary financing to begin production in
February on both All My Children and One
Life To Live. We thank the loyal audience
and new generation of fans of both shows
By LaDale Anderson
who have demonstrated that passion and
exciting story lines are not just reserved
for traditional television. Their enduring
support encouraged us to move forward
each and every day. We look forward to
sharing more details including our launch
air date and additional specifics in the coming weeks."
Some actors from those shows have already signed on for the reboot as some are
calling it. Actress Debbi Morgan who portrayed Dr. Angie Hubbard on “AMC” has already signed on, as well as Vincent Izziary
who portrayed the wicked Dr. David Hayward. A complete list of all actors expected
to return for the soap which concluded in
September 2011 has not yet been disclosed.
Other casting news this week is big for
fans of “ General Hospital” and “The
Young and Restless.” Steve Burton who
portrayed Jason Morgan on “GH” for
more than 20 years is jumping ship to “ A ll M y C h i ld r e n . ”
“Y&R” where he will portray Dylan the coming weeks. Just how Francis will
McAvoy, a war vet and ex-lover to Avery be reintroduced into the mix is not yet
(Jessica Collins). Burton made the an- known, but I’m guessing it will be major
nouncement on Monday with the ladies of considering she was last seen in 2008.
the CBS show “The Talk.” As “Y&R”
There is also buzz that perhaps Jack
gains one famed actor, “GH” is gaining a Wagner could possibly make a return to
fan favorite.
the soap by reprising his role as Frisco.
Entertainment Weekly revealed that The big wigs at “GH” have been trying to
Genie Francis who was last seen portray- lure the actor back for some time, but no
ing Genevieve Atkinson on “Y&R” is ex- deal has been made. It would be great to
pecting to return as Laura Spencer for see him back on the small screen with Fe“GH.” It’s huge news, as the soap is get- licia (Kristina Wagner) as Cesar Faison
ting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary (Anders Dove) implements his new onin April, so expect some juicy storylines in slaught of terror to Port Charles. Looks like
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Francis isn’t the only familiar face returning to the show, as Jon Lindstrom
(Kevin) is set to return to Port Charles just
in time for February sweeps. It will be a
treat to see Kevin alongside Lucy (Lynn
Herring) who recently made her return to
the soap a few weeks ago.
Expect other big announcements in the
coming weeks from Prospect Park as I’m
sure more actors and actresses sign on for
“AMC” and “OLTL.” “ General Hospital”
airs weekdays at 2 p.m. on ABC and
“Young and Restless” airs weekdays at
12:30 p.m. on CBS.
“ LINCOLN” GRABS 12 OSC AR NOMINAT IONS
By LaDale Anderson
BEVERLY HILLS—The nominees for the 85th
Annual Academy Awards were announced on
Thursday, January 10 by Seth MacFarlane and
actress Emma Stone. The duo had great chemistry joking while announcing the nominees.
Leading the pack of all nominees is the picture
“ Lincoln” with a total of 12 nominations, followed closely behind “Life of Pi” with 11 nominations and “Silver Linings Playbook” with 8
nominations. Competing in the Best Picture
race are the following pictures “Beasts of the
Southern Wild,” “Silver Linings Playbook,”
“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lincoln,” “Les Misérables,”
“Life of Pi,” “Amour,” “Django Unchained” and
“Argo.”
Contenders for Best Actress include Naomi
Watts “The Impossible,” Jessica Chastain “Zero
Dark Thirty,” Jennifer Lawrence “Silver Linings
Playbook,” Emmanuelle Riva “Amour” and
Quvenzhane Wallis “Beasts of the Southern
Wild.” Missing from this race is Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone.” This is a very interesting race; it’s wide open with potential.
Amour becomes the oldest person nominated
at 85 and Wallis is the youngest at only 9.
Nominees for Best Actor are Daniel Day-Lewis
“Lincoln,” Denzel Washington “Flight,” Hugh
Jackman “Les Misérables,” Bradley Cooper
“Silver Linings Playbook” and Joaquin Phoenix
“The Master.” Lewis is considered a front-runner for the prize, and I don’t see anyone close
to the taking except perhaps Cooper or Phoenix.
Those vying in the Best Supporting Actress
race include Sally Field “Lincoln,” Anne Hathaway “Les Misérables,” Jacki Weaver “Silver Linings Playbook,” Helen Hunt “The Sessions” and
Amy Adams “The Master.” Snubbed in that category is Nicole Kidman who is nominated for
a Golden Globe and SAG award for her work in
“The Paperboy.”
Up for Best Supporting Actor are Christoph
Waltz “Django Unchained,” Phillip Seymour
Hoffman “The Master,” Robert De Niro “Silver
Linings Playbook,” Alan Arkin “Argo” and
Tommy Lee Jones “Lincoln.” This was a
tough category to predict with all the nominees
being actors who are winners. A surprise
though is Leonardo DiCaprio which many expected to get a nod for his villainous turn in
“Django Unchained.”
Big surprises in the Best Director category,
but this year’s nominees include David O. Russell “Silver Linings Playbook,” Ang Lee “Life of
Pi,” Steven Spielberg “Lincoln,” Michael
Hanake “Amour” and Benh Zeitlin “Beasts of
Southern Wild.” Notable surprises no love for
Ben Affleck “Argo,” Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark
Thirty,” Tom Hooper “Les Misérables” and
Quentin Tarantino “Django Unchained.” With
those omissions this field is indeed wide open,
where I think it’s a race between Russell and
Spielberg.
For Best Original Screenplay the contenders
are John Gatniss “Flight,” Mark Boal “Zero Dark
R o b e rt De Ni r o i n "S i l v e r L i n i n g s P l a y b o o k . "
Thirty,” Quentin Tarantino “Django Unchained,” Michael Hanake “Amour” and Wes
Anderson and Roman Coppola “Moonrise Kingdom.” For Best Adapted Screenplay the nominees are Lucy Alibar and Behn Zeitlin “Beasts
of the Southern Wild,” David Magee “Life of Pi,”
David O. Russell “Silver Linings Playbook,”
Tony Kushner “Lincoln” and Chris Terrio
“Argo.”
The nominees for Best Animated Feature include “Brave,” “ParaNorman,” “Wreck-It
Ralph,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and
“Frankenweenie.” To check out the full-list of
Oscar nominees visit www.oscar.com.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be
handed out on Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center live at 5:30 p.m. PST on ABC. The ceremony
will be televised in more than 225 countries
worldwide. The awards season is definitely looking a bit more surprising with these Oscar nominations!
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CANYON NEWS 90210 JANUARY 13, 2013
JUDGE S T AKE CENTER STA GE!
By Rose Quintiliano
HOLLYWOOD—Once again we have turned our
eyes to the twelfth season of "American Idol."
The show is set to premiere on January 16, with
new judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith
Urban and Randy Jackson with host Ryan
Seacrest. All eyes will be on the judges.
Nicki Minaj will be terrific. She's smart, funny,
and while many viewers will be admiring her
outfits, it will be her character and personality
that will shine. Despite the decline in viewers the
show still remains a hit, even though Simon
Cowell has been gone since 2010. Mariah Carey,
certainly knows what she is talking about in the
music industry. She was once married to the legendary music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola.
Keith Urban, truth be told, will do justice to
any country singers, since they seem to dominate the winner's platform of competition shows
lately. The winner of the second season of the "X
Factor" Tate Stevens performed a rendition of
Keith Urban's "Somebody Like You," during
Number Ones-themed Top 8 night. Stevens, rendition of the Garth Brooks song "If Tomorrow
Never Comes," I believe made him the winner.
That's why Keith Urban will be an asset to
"American Idol."
What can I say about Randy Jackson, he's like
a fixture on "Idol." He will continue to use street
slang in his critiques, including his infamous
"dawg." Randy Jackson does have some realmusic industry credentials as a record producer.
The judges will try to make the show work. Who
wouldn't with their salaries? According to published reports, Mariah Carey is earning a reported $18 million. Nicki Minaj is in second
place, with a reported $12 million, and Keith
Urban is running in third place with a measly $5
million. "American Idol" is still in the running,
it will make you laugh and cry. Expect to see the
usual sad stories of some contestants and their
auditions.
The other entertaining show "The X Factor,"
despite a 20 percent drop in ratings still wants
Britney Spears as a judge, according to reports.
Britney-reportedly took home $15 million as her
salary. She was criticized by many for her facial
expressions, which often appeared to be dazed
and confused, leaning forward in her seat and
muttering "Very good," into the microphone,
with generic critiques and never becoming the
main attraction the show badly needed.
With the departure of fellow judge L.A. Reid,
reports immediately began to surface last month
that fellow judge Britney Spears, 31, would not
return back in September. Executive producer
Simon Cowell is always looking to improve the
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viewers-judges Paula Abdul and Nicole
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writer such as Ross Chappell, you suddenly face a kind of different self reality. He doesn’t allow Lupus to daunt his dreams or the
way he wants to live and enjoy his life.
MSJ: Ross, even though you might be limited to what you might produce as a creator
or writer, nothing seems to affect your determination to be or do what you obviously were born to do. Is the reason for this
based on where you grew up or the type of
family influence you’ve had?
RC: Well, I’m the child of two librarians,
so I suppose I never had a chance to escape
the love of books and words, the expression
of ideas, and the investigation of everything
around me, a kind of innate curiosity that
leads to opening the world to further observation and, hopefully, illumination. Beyond that, my family certainly had a major
influence on the way I view life. Though my
father died when I was quite young, his humble nature and consistent commitment to
helping others whenever the opportunity
presented itself left a lasting impression.
When I was seven, I sat quietly in the back
seat of my dad’s red Buick coupe next to what
seemed to me one of the worst-smelling German shepherds on the planet. It was the service dog of one of my dad’s friends, a man who
was blind, had few friends with a car, and
couldn’t afford a cab. He needed a ride to the
bus station, and when we arrived to pick him
up, I watched as my dad, without a moment’s
hesitation, led the gentle (but so smelly) dog
into the backseat next to me. My dad paid no
heed to the considerable mess that the dog
tracked in with him. When we had dropped
them off at the station and returned home,
I remember thinking, “That’s love,” both in
admiration for my father and notation for future reference. “That’s love.” What I would
come to understand much later in life is that
giving to others is as much a blessing to the
giver as to the receiver. His quiet commitment to the service of others was a trait he
shared with my grandmother, who I am happy to say, lived to the age of ninety-six. She
shared so many stories with me… of marrying my grandfather the night he left to
fight in Nicaragua, of running the length of
the train platform to leap into his arms when
he returned, of sitting in the chapel in Annapolis after he died in the line of duty while
she was pregnant with my father. She was an
amazing woman. A book on her life’s story
has been slowly brewing in the back of my
mind for some fifteen years now. If my body
allows me to get through my current (FIVE!
YIKES!) writing projects, perhaps that will
be next. Both my dad and grandmother had
a major impact on me and have left me with
an abiding determination to take life as it
comes, continue moving forward, and do
whatever I can to help along the way. I suppose that is the primary reason my writing
has moved from fiction, plays, and poetry to
my current non-fiction and children’s book
projects. I slowly let go the notion of deciding
what to write and now simply write what
comes, guiding my attention to share whatever I am given. That is, in fact, a motto that
has grown in me in recent years, “The big
picture is not our job. Our job is to say
�Thank you,’ and share what we’re given.”
And what a beautiful gift that is in return.
MSJ: As a youngster, how did you envision
the world? Was it based on films?
RC: I recognized fairly early in life a trait
I have since come to call my writer’s brain.
It’s that part of myself that observes without
judgment, simply taking note of all that transpires around me. It’s part of how I experience the world and life itself. Though only
one facet of my personality and perspective,
it is a potent one and it helps me engage others where they are, without judgment, listening with an open heart. As for what I saw
when I looked out, it was a rather mad-cap
mixture of reality and fantasy. I was lucky in
that my parents encouraged my creative side.
And, yes, I loved going to the movies, an experience of magic if ever there were one.
MSJ: What writers influenced you during
your academic developing years? And how?
RC: That list goes on for pages, but J.R.R.
Tolkien and my father must be the most influential. Tolkein was a favorite of both my
mom and dad, and he engendered a love of
expressive language and grand imagination
as well as interesting perspectives on the creative process, the journeys of life, and life as
a journey (Tree and Leaf, et al). Some of my
father’s poems rank among the best I have
ever read. Truly. Speaking to a quiet and
warm observation of the world around us,
they are simple, moving, beautiful. He specialized in haiku, and much of my own poetry evokes his, though it generally pales in
comparison. I actually have one of his
haiku tattooed on my shoulder.
MSJ: When it was determined that you had
Lupus, how did it affect how you looked at
yourself, people around you or even the
world? Were you angry?
RC: Like most people who have to navigate
the medical journey of an auto-immune disorder diagnosis, which is frequently a long
and circuitous route, I had a variety of reactions as I moved through the process. The
start-and-stop nature of it and the lack of definitive answers and treatment options can
muddle the responses quite a bit. Initially diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis thirteen
years ago, I was twenty-six at the time, and
the pain and lack of function were life-altering, to say the least. At the onset, I was
more overwhelmed than angry. (It was only
two years ago that my diagnosis was corrected to Lupus, and that actually brought
a bit of peace as I finally had an explanation
for all my unexplained symptoms.) However, it also brought an even deeper empathy
for my mother who had struggled with RA
for many years. Degenerative diseases slowly change everything about how you inter-
R os s C happ el l .
act with the world, and it is not just that you
have to learn anew how to function; you
must learn and re-learn as the disease progresses, always adapting to new limitations. You must re-learn how to be you. As
the disease progresses, it can also be incredibly isolating, though the digital world
has lessened the impact of being mostly
homebound. Some people respond well to
treatment; others don’t. Either way, there are
a range of challenges. I have found it important to move past any feeling that I am
broken. I do what I can and am grateful for
every day. Gratitude is a beautiful experience.
It allows us to continue to contribute what
we can, appreciate life while we have it, and
receive some measure of grace from the people in our lives.
MSJ: Did you discover something new
about yourself as a human being? If so, what?
RC: The answer to that is a book in and of
itself. Suffice it to say I certainly learned that
I have more in me than I realized and share
more with my parents and grandparents by
way of their strength and grace than I
could ever have hoped for. I learned to meditate in college, and while I began many years
ago meditating occasionally for pain management and to replace sleep (when pain
made sleep impossible), I began sitting in
silent meditation and prayer twice daily some
two and a half years ago, and it has helped
bring me to a new understanding of myself
and the world around me. It has helped me
to understand past mistakes and selfishness.
It has gently guided me in a direction that,
I hope, allows me to give more and take less.
MSJ: Our country, the world is undergoing tremendous change, in a cultural sense;
do you believe this will make for better understanding people and countries, different
from our own?
RC: I hope so. With so much suffering in
the world, most of which can be traced in
one way or another to greed and fear, an honest attempt at mutual understanding and acceptance will go a long way toward helping
us solve the problems we face. When I see
someone giving of themselves with no
thought of recognition or return, I am reminded of our capacity to help heal each other, ourselves, our world.
MSJ: Ross, when you’re alone and look in
a mirror, what do you see and how does it
make you feel?
RC: A grinning idiot. That particular label
may be partly a joke (I have not yet mentioned that I laugh… a LOT), but there is
also a sincerity to it. Whenever I catch my
gaze in the mirror, a small grin slowly
spreads as I remember that it is just life. If
we take it too seriously, we will drown in our
own self-importance. I prefer to see it all
through the lens of gratitude. To paraphrase Einstein (or more accurately, to
rudely pilfer his pockets and run madly down
the alleyway): There are two ways to live life.
One is as though nothing is a gift; the other is as though everything is a gift. Like Einstein, I have chosen to believe the latter.
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