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HIGH LIFE : Six Named Centennial Good Will Ambassadors

July 23, 1988|DAWN STONE and In Cecil Adams' column "The Straight Dope," which has appeared in alternative newspapers since 1973, he answered the following letter: and "Is midnight a.m. or p.m.? Does it belong to the day before or to the day to come?" and "Midnight belongs neither to the day before nor the day after," Adams replied, "and it is not proper to designate midnight as either a.m. or p.m. Midnight is the dividing line between days, in the same sense that the present is the dividing line between the future and the past. Midnight is defined in terms of noon--i.e., it's exactly 12 hours after noon. Noon, in turn is that instant at which the sun is at its highest point in the sky. So 'noon' is that unmeasureable instant during which the sun is neither ascending nor descending in the sky." and "There is something going on now in Mexico that I happen to think is cruelty to animals. What I'm talking about, of course, is cat juggling."--Steve Martin, comedian

Six Orange County youths will serve as good will ambassadors during the county's yearlong centennial celebration. Beginning with centennial opening ceremonies July 31 at a bike tour starting at Anaheim Stadium, the ambassadors will speak to audiences, give out information at booths, and maintain a visible presence at more than 200 events through Aug. 1, 1989.

The ambassadors are Kathy Kim, 16, a junior at El Toro High School; Michael Levitt, 20, a sophomore at Chapman College; Maureen McFadden, 18, a recent graduate of Laguna Hills High; Elissa Pruett, 17, a senior at Canyon High; Shawn Roop, 16, a junior at Laguna Beach High, and Susan Tillou, 17, a recent graduate of Villa Park High.

Selection was based on an extensive application process, appearance, grade-point average, interview and a talent presentation.

"I hope I'm able to spread enthusiasm to all Orange County's citizens for a great centennial celebration," Kim said.

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