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Postage stamp will honor Purple Heart
Advertiser Staff and News Services
Now, the Purple Heart, the oldest American military decoration, will be commemorated with a 37-cent U.S. stamp being issued next Friday.
The medal is awarded to members of the military wounded or killed in action. The new stamp will depict one of two Purple Hearts awarded to James Lofts Fowler of Alexandria, Va. Fowler was a lieutenant colonel in the Marines when he won his Purple Heart in 1968 during the Vietnam War.
Does creativity really require you to suffer?
The sniffy among us will look at the new University of Hawai'i summer session offering, "How to Be an Artist and Not Suffer," and say its pitch is akin to "how to be a swimmer without getting into the water."
Tempting, no? Seattle-based artist Janece Martell will attempt to prove you can get in touch with your inner Chagall without missing a loan payment when the class meets, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14. Cost is $95.
To register, visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu or call 956-8400.
'Charlie's Angels' even prettier in pink
Pink's "Feel Good Time" features Madonna collaborator and electronica whiz William Orbit and was co-written by Beck. Pink also makes a cameo appearance in the new "Angels" flick, playing the owner of an underground motorcycle club; she'll be joined on screen by real-life boyfriend and motocross racing champ Carey Hart.
Novel promises macho-guy thrills
In the new novel, Clancy hero Jack Ryan is still president. The action focuses on son Jack Jr. and two cousins who join a shadowy counterterrorist outfit and battle a group led by a Muslim and a Colombian. Other "bad guys have sprung up" since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Clancy says in a letter to readers, "and they've learned unpredictability from somebody who truly understood the term."
Correction: Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the wrong date for the issuance of the Purple Heart stamp.