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Room 10 Wednesday, December 5, 2001 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 1B ARIES (March 21 to April 19) your control, but stay the Your curiosity might not be up- course. Ultimately, things will preciated by everyone. Expect. settle back into a normal pace. some resistance in getting an- s SCORPIO (October 23 to No- swers to your questions. But stay with it. You need facts in order to make important deci- sions. TAURUS (April 19 to May 20) Some of the mystery surround- ing your recent fiscal situation will soon be dispelled with a clear explanation. Use this new knowledge to help you chart a fresh financial course. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Start your Christmas and Chanukah gift-buying now. This will help avoid problems caused by possible mid-De- cember delays. A family mem- ber has important information. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Use a little more sense in how you plan to spend your end-of- the-year holiday dollars. Mean- while, you continue to gain sup- port for your stand on a work- place issue. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Wearing that big, loving Lion's heart of yours on your sleeve leaves it unprotected. Let things develop a little more be- fore you allow your emotions to spill over. VIRGO (Aug 23 to September 22) You might feel you're not ready to patch up an unraveled relationship. But the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be for all parties to take the first healing step. LIBRA (September 23 to Oc- tober 22) Your end-of-the=year holiday plans could be dis- rupted by something out of vember 21) Your honest ap- proach to a workplace project earns you both respect and credit from those in charge. Meanwhile, that personal prob- lem still needs to be dealt with. SAGITrARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Money could be a little tight this month. This means the usually bargain- oblivious Sagittarian should look for ways to save on end- of-the-year holidays. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Examine the facts, and you might find that it's a wiser move to shift gears and redirect some of your goals be- fore the end of the year. Some- one close to you offers good advice. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be careful that your generosity is not abused. Find out more, both about the special favors you might be asked to grant and who is ask- ing for them. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You've come through a recent rough time in great shape. Congratulations. Now go out and enjoy your well-earned rewards. More good news comes in mid-De- cember. BORN THIS WEEK: You aim for truth, and you usually find it. Your honesty earns you the friendship and respect of oth- ers. (c) 2001 King Features Synd., Inc. By Emily G. Lundy When I was a high school student, the big school event of the year was the basketball team at the close of the Christ- mas holidays in the Trinidad High gymnasium. Teams from everywhere, it seemed, de- scended upon the Trinidad gym that still remains as the main gymnasium for Trinidad with some expansion and much im- provement and continual up- keep. Sometime the invitational tournament was for boys' teams only; then varsity girls and boys played to win the tro- phies. With no or little television viewing, few places to drive even if one owned a car, bas- ketball or any sporting event plus church activities made up a small town's entertainment. At BB tournament time, the gym filled from end to end. I played high school basket- ball, a few brief times on the HCJC Girls' Team, but footbalt probably always will rule in my home. On the high school court, however, some of my basket- ball opponents from then I see often like Judy Newman of Malakoff, Nan Tinsley of Mabank, another tall center from Kemp whose name has slipped into that file of forgot- ten facts I don't have to re- member. In the memory I do retain, I can still see Eddie Monroe of Eustace, Norman Thomas of Mabank, Pat Holcomb of Trinidad, Don Hughes of Malakoff, the.Jock sisters of Trinidad, my girlfriends Betty Jane, Annabeth, and Ann and nameless others all dribbling to the half line (for the girls' teams) or full court. During my senior year, play- ing center guard for the offen- sive posts, I was the tallest girl on the team at a little over 5'5" when standing straight. Our sons played football until their size became a problem (they grew after high school); therefore, baseball became their forte. Both daughters were cheer- leaders for two years each, not at the same time. We made every football, baseball and bas- ketball game possible, espe- cially high school football. I enjoyed watching the daughters perform their cheers as I have to confess; I am an old cheer- leader even though the grand- children become hysterical at the yells I show them. My husband quit enjoying the football games entirely the fall of 1985 when our second born was a member of the squad, all because of one acrobatic cheer the squad really perfected that year. (It's now been outlawed by UIL.) Our daughter did not weigh 100 pounds her senior year, stood barely 5 feet tall, and when her squad did the Fireman's Catch, she had the top tier to herself.. When the cheer ended, she did a free fall to the bottom tier UEBONN Gifts-Silk Flowers-Frames Stationary Yankee Candles Jefvelry Aromatique Music/Newell Oler Boyd's Bears Sales and Service on Copiers, Faxes and Duplicaton BUSINESS CARDS COPIES * FLYERS RUBBER STAMPS LETTERHEADS BANNERS ENVELOPES SIGNS . BUSINESS FORMS VINYL LETTERING where other cheerleaders caught her. At the first football game that year, Dad knew nothing of this cheer. He sat by me in the stands, watching his daughter with pride, and then "that" cheer began. I knew what was coming; he was caught off guard completely. As the cheer ended with our child safely on the ground, my husband had already said a naughty word and uttered, "She will not do that cheer again." This cheer caused a verbal battle every Friday night until football season ended between one Dad and his 17-year old daughter. My husband would sit up by himself in the living room, after each game, waiting for the cheerleader to come home. Then he would tell her "clearly" that he was going to talk to the sponsor of her group, that in no way would she ever do the cheer again, that she was most lucky to be alive or unmaimed, or paralyzed already. Then the daughter, who knew the rule of not "sassing" to her parents, took a strong stand that not even her beloved Dad could break. "I love to do that cheer, Daddy. I'm not going to stop doing it." In my bedroom, my head un- der the cover, I would listen to this repeated scenario every Friday night. Since the cheer continued, we missed no games. My husband never caught the beginning of this cheer, just knew it was in effect when he saw his precious little girl at the third level. Although the special yell probably shortened the life of my husband, it was indeed an awesome spectacle, with two formations of three tiers, and two girls falling simulta- neously to their own catch. 'Td rather you played foot- ball," my husband screamed one night. Our daughter said, "I don't WANT to play football. I just want to cheer and have my im- portant yell. When I'm falling, it's like riding a roller coaster at the fair. I'm going to keep do- ing it!" When this child married, be- came the Mother to three chil- dren, and still seemed to like danger like helicopter rides, any and all tides at carnivals, the riskier the better, I spoke up. "I don't care what you ride when these children are grown, but you have to be sane for their sake for a few more years if you don't want me living in your house taking care of yo u or worse." 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