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July 8, 1997 | JERRY HICKS
This county is loaded with citizenry ready to do for others. People who help their neighbors, run marathons for worthy causes, shell out to send youngsters to camp. But here's a new one for you: An elected government official who will work on his off days for free. He will officiate at your wedding and ask that you write out a check for his fee--$150--directly to some type of worthwhile, nonprofit youth program here in Orange County.
March 18, 1990 | Kevin Thomas
In this hilarious and stylish 1988 Jonathan Demme comedy, Mafia widow Michelle Pfeiffer finds herself on the run, pursued by Dean Stockwell's lecherous don and aided, more or less, by Matthew Modine's sweetly square FBI agent. Sunday 5 p.m. TMC The Postman Always Rings Twice This is the steamy, guilt-ridden 1946 Tay Garnett version with Lana Turner, always in white, most memorably in a two-piece bathing suit, and John Garfield. Wednesday 10 a.m.
You might well wonder what Julia Roberts, Shannen Doherty, Drew Barrymore, Bette Midler and a 42-year-old Chicago psychologist named Kate Wachs have in common. As it turns out, all married impulsively. Quickly--and in major defiance of every mom's maxim: Gee, honey, maybe you should get to know this person you're about to marry before you actually get married. Barrymore's marriage to tavern owner Jeremy Thomas lasted about a month.
October 9, 2008 | Kenneth Turan
Much to the surprise of its most ardent supporters, and likely even to its creators, "Rachel Getting Married" was the hottest film in America last weekend, averaging more than $30,000 per theater. This is a tribute to Jonathan Demme's return to his independent film roots, to a powerful screenwriting debut for Jenny Lumet, and to a career-changing performance by Anne Hathaway as an ultra-troubled young woman set loose from rehab for her sister's wedding.
April 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer married for the fourth time in a quiet ceremony in Frankfurt, city officials said. Voted Germany's most popular politician in a recent survey, Fischer, 51, married Nicola Leske, a 29-year-old journalism student.
August 22, 2001
Re "Church Settles Suit, Toughens Policies," Aug. 21: Instead of creating programs for victims who are sexually molested, maybe the Catholic Church should consider changing its guidelines on priesthood to allow priests and nuns to get married. I think that would resolve the problem of sexual molestation. Adrianna D. Mendez Buena Park
March 16, 1998
Re "Don't Penalize--or Sub- sidize--Marriage," Commentary, March 11: The marriage "penalty" in income tax is an illusion. The economics of our society is based on the couple. Hotels are routinely priced on a double occupancy basis. On cruises and travel packages, singles pay the "single supplement," which is a euphemism for "singles pay double." As everyone says these days, "You need two incomes to live middle class." If, as a single person, I want to buy a house, I buy for two--I pay the whole mortgage.
July 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The son of Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, Princess Anne, is to marry a Canadian businesswoman, Buckingham Palace announced. Peter Phillips, 29, will marry his girlfriend, Autumn Kelly, whom he met at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in 2003. Phillips is 10th in line to the throne but holds no royal title and carries out no official royal duties. He works for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
June 17, 2002 | Howard Rosenberg
Much of TV habitually reduces matrimony to sitcom laughs or hollow, soulless rolls of the dice. Note this month's "Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska" on Fox, and sleek spouse hunters invading the ritzy Hamptons on ABC. But now comes Michael Apted's "Married in America" on A&E, profiling nine diverse couples in the New York area, Los Angeles and Birmingham, Ala., and charting their routes to the altar. It's so good you'll throw rice.
August 28, 1993
I would like to respond to the Aug. 16 column by Howard Rosenberg concluding that the TV show "Married . . . With Children" is "a message of hopelessness that's unsuitable for malleable young minds" ("Tuning Into the Mixed Messages Children Get"). One could come to that conclusion only if one believes that young children have no sense of humor. They have and should not be denied the relief that humor and comedy give to us in a sometimes cruel world. There are too many children who live in far worse environments than this show portrays in farce.
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