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Boy bom to Jackson
LOS ANGELES <AP) - The King
A healthy boy was bora about 1
a.m. Thursday to Michael Jackson and
his wife, Debbie Rowe-Jackson, at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hos
pital source told The Associated Press.
It was a natural childbirth without
complications, said the source, speak
ing on condition of anonymity. The
Jacksons, with their newborn, left
Cedars-Sinai about 8 am, destination
unknown, the source said. The name
and weight of the baby weren’t im
Hospital spokesman Ron Wise said
he was unable to confirm the infor
Reporters, photographers and fans
waited outside the hospital, while six
uniformed guards stood watch in the
lobby to keep the media out. Other
guards were posted in the third-floor
“We’re just here to support
Michael and defend him against all
the nasty people in the press,” fan
Helen Brown said outside the build
ing Wednesday. “I want Michael to
know we’re out here pulling for him.”
Jackson announced last November
that Rowe-Jackson, then a nurse at one
of his doctor’s offices, was six months
pregnant with his child. The couple
wed later that month. Jackson and his
first wife, Lisa Marie Presley, divorced
earlier last year.
Jackson denied a report in a Lon
don tabloid that the couple used arti
ficial insemination and that Rowe
Jackson was paid $528,000 to carry
Another tabloid reported Jackson
would pay his wife $ 1.24 million when
the child was bom and $2.3 million
for custody if they get divorced.
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Mimes bring world-renowned act to Lied
From Staff Reports
The imaginative mime trio of
Mummenschanz will bring its spec
tacle of a show to the Lied Center Sat
Ever since the group originated in
1969, it has been sharing its repertoire
of mime, dance, puppetry and magi
cal trickery with dazzled audiences
day of romance
in tort 0^
Day is a day for loving couples and
for newlyweds, especially here in the
Four couples will take the plunge
today in this town that shares its name
with the holiday.
“Hey, what’s more romantic than
getting married in Valentine on
Valentine’s Day?” said Dean Jacobs,
executive Director of the Valentine
Chamber of Commerce. Some yeans
the town has as many as six weddings
on 'Valentine’s Day.
The chorus of “I do”s will begin at
the Chamber office at 1 pm when
Jeremy Olson asks Holly McMullen
for her hand in marriage.
Olson and McMullen are from the
Valentine area, but Jacobs said that is
not the norm.
“Actually, most are not local
couples,” he said. Two of Friday’s
couples-to-be are from South Dakota.
Paul Dietrich will marry Dorothy
Grayson at 2:30 p.m. and Dezmond
Redday and Vianna Elk Lodes Back
will wed at 3 pjn.
Grand Island resident Diana
Qttman will many her fiance at4 pjn.
Jacobs didn’t know Ottman’s fiance’s
name, and Ottman has not applied for
her marriage licese in the Cherry
County Clerk’s office yet.
“We get all kinds of people—from
young newlyweds to 50-year-olds,”
About 20,000other romantic souls
have sent their Valentine’s Day cards
to Valentine for its special postmark
— “Valentine, Nebraska. The Heart
Letters come from Japan, Austra
lia and England, as well as all over
the United States, Jacobs said.
For those not posting letters or get
ting married, there are other ways to
celebrate this heart-throbbing holiday
There will be a Sweetheart Dance
Friday, and the 51st annual high
school coronation will be Sunday. The
high school festivities include a dance
and the crowning of the king and
queen of heaits.
Local artists compete in a contest
to design the official Valentine card.
The city has sold out this year after
selling 3,000 cards.
across the world.
Simply calling Mummenschanz a
group of mimes is almost insulting as
the three performers offer not only
mime but a wide array of acrobatics,
contortionism, mimicry, dance and
balancing acts, and are well-known for
their ability to shock audiences by
pulling out the unexpected at any
Mummenschanz not only has
toured throughout the Americas, Eu
rope and Asia, but has also performed
for three years at the Bijou Theatre on
Tickets are available at the Lied
Center Box Office for $26, $22 and
$18. Student tickets are half-price.
Vaughn returns to KFRX
as morning Donut Hole
VAUGHN from page 11
“We were looking far someone
and it was becoming apparent that
he wanted to come home,” Sonny
Valentine, program director at
Vaughn, who graduated from
UNL in 1992 with a degree in
broadcasting, started the Donut
Holes show at KFRX with London
in the summer of 1995.
Now that London’s gone, the re
maining Donut Holes are looking
to fill the vend. They began taking
auditions last Friday on a recorded
line. This week, callers had the op
portunity for an on-air audition.
Five finalists will be chosen later.
KFRX listeners will vote cm which
Donut Hole hopeful they like best.
The turnover rate among morn
ing show hosts in Lincoln and
Omaha has been comparable to a
mini-soap opera during the past
“It’s funny, but it’s like that ev
erywhere,” Vaughn said. “People
switch stations for better money.
And not everyone can do a good
job at morning shows — those
people are hard to find.”
People switch sta
tions for better
money. And not
everyone can do a
good job at morn
ing shows — those
people are hard to
Valentine said that in the first
few days of Vaughn’s return, the
response has been overwhelmingly
And Vaughn said he was happy
to be back, too.
“I’ll be here awhile,” Vaughn
said. “The only bad part’s the
It’s all relative: Einstein
comes alive at The Futz
EINSTEIN from page 11
Hall brings out Einstein’s goofy side
often, whether he’s playing the violin
badly or demonstrating the
theoretician’s favorite party trick: tak
ing off his vest without taking off his
Or sharing his philosophies: “Time
is too important to waste on triviali
ties,” he says, lifting his pant leg.
Then, grinning, “That’s why I’ve
given up wearing socks!”
Props in the cozy Futz performing
space are necessarily limited. But
there’s the usual whimsy to be found
in all of director Paul Pearson’s cre
ations —like the scratched-out equa
tion on a piece of paper stuck to the
The pieces of paper all over the
wall are themselves jokes—meant as
a tribute to the expensive “Tom Note
book” sculpture on Q Street.
“Ours cost about 30 cents,”
“Einstein: A Stage Portrait" con
tinues tonight, Saturday and Feb. 20
23. Performances are at 8 pjn. at The
Futz, inside the Mission Arts Build
ing at 124 S. 9th St. For reservations,
Tickets are $10 unless you ask for
a coupon, in which case they're $8.
But remember — you have to ask,
“If they don’t ask, I'm gonna
charge 'em 10 bucks.”
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