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'Truth Be Told': Larry King Reveals Why He Decided to Leave His Top.Rated Interview Show and What's In the Future for Him at Age 78 Reviewed by David M. Kinchen "It's good to be the king" -- Mel Brooks, as King Louis XVI in his 1981 movie 'History of the world, Part I' I picked as my epigraph for this review a quote from one of the funniest movies ever made by a comedy genius because Larry King, in the paperback edition of his 2011 book "Truth Be Told" (Weinstein Books~ 248 pages, written with Carl Fussman, glossy photo insert, index, $15.00) writes that Mel Brooks is "the funniest person I've known." Brooks is discussed at length in, Chapter 13, beginning on Page 197 -- a chapter that worth the price of admission alone. It contains King's who's- funny- why-and-who's-not summations of dozens of people, including Lenny Bruce, who made it possible for comedians to use the forbidden dirty words; one of my all-time favorites stand-up comics and writer, George Carlin, who continued in Bruce's tradition; Don Rickles; Bill Maher; Jay,Leno; ~on Stewart; Joan Rivers; Kathy Griffin; Larry David; Steven Colbert; Robin Williams; Groucho Marx, and many, many more, including Colin Powell. Colin Powell? Yes, Gem Colin Powell! King says that when he was doing a show in Washington, DC, the "hot invitation" for anyone was Ben Bradlee's New Year's Eve party. Powell and King brought down the show at the party by dancing together. It became a ritual. In the fourth year of attending the party, King says he turned to Powell and said: "Think of it. A poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn. A black kid from the South Bronx. Who would've thought that the editor of the Washington Post would invite them to a New Year's Eve party and that they'd be dancing together. Colin leaped back and said,. You're Jewish?" "Truth Be Told" is a look back on Larry's remarkable run at CNN -- including riffs on why he retired his CNN show Larry King Live at the tender age of 76 after a remarkable tbunded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which ha~ raised millions of dollars and provided lifesaving cardiac procedures for nearly sixty needy children and adults. He began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in' the 1950s and 1960s and became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978. He liveb in the Los Angeles area with his wife Shawn and their two sons Chance and Cannon. FAMILY (~OUNCIL MEETING The Family Council Meeting of Summers Nursing & Rehab Center is held the first Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the dining hall of the center. All families & friends of present or past residents invited. The family council is an advocate for resident rights and quality care, the family council provides a vehicle for family members and friends to voic~ their concerns and improve facility-wide services and conditions. Our goal is to enhance our loved ones nursing home experience by participating in the following: 1. Participate in educational activities, 2. Discuss and offer suggestions about facility policies and procedures affecting residents care, treatment, and quality of life, 3. Plan resident and family activities, 4. Support for each other, 5. For any other purpose. By working together as a group to solve problems, families can make a difference. For more information please contact June Pendry 304-445- 7005. MISSING CLASSMATES The Hintcn High School Class of 1967 is looking for the following missing classmates for next year's 45th'class reunion. Please contact Donna Pivont at Hinton Floral Shop (304-466-3282), if you have any information on any of these people. Maiden names are used for the ladies. Richard Caudell, Jerry Collins, Lola Ann Crawford, Linda Gaither, Beverly McGraw, Virginia Wills, Anna Harvey and Carol Houchins SERVICES The 2nd. Baptist Church of Talcott Church services are held every 1st. and 3rd. Sunday at 11:00 25-year run. - ....... ,~ King says Vladimir Putin of Russia, a guy who knows how to hang on to power, asked him why he was making this dramatic move, saying via satellite (page 2) that in the U.S. mass media there is only one King, adding "We have a right to cry out: Long live the King! When will there be another man as popular as you happen to be?" With anyone else, this comment and the dozens more like it in King's book might be self-serving, but it works in a book bearing the subtitle "Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions." I'm surprised that King discovered when he announced his retirement (oops! He says he hasn't retired, just changed the course of his career for stand-up comedy) that he was as big a celebrity as those he had interviewed on his show. Maybe even bigger than many. After more than a half-century of asking questions -- going back to his radio days in Miami and Washington, DC, and continuing for a quarter century at CNN -- King suddenly found everyone wanted answers from him. And this is from the guy whose motto is "I've never learned anything while I was talking" (Page 130). As a newsman since the beginning of 1966, I think that statement is as good a motto as any for iae~ccs people. Everybody wanted to know why "Larry King Live," CNN's highest rated program, was ending after three decades. Was Larry getting divorced again? (King has been married eight times to seven different women, so this was a logical question to ask as rumors swirled around his marriage to his current wife Shawn). No wonder his marriages didn't last long; he was married to Larry King Live! King reflects on how much the world has changed around him over the course of his fifty-year career, and he has a lot to say about everything and everyone: from marriage, politics, sports, entertainment, to the justice system, the Middle East, broadcasting, and the American future. "Truth Be Told" was so well- written and captivating that I read it in one sitting (OK, lying down, since I do much of my reading in bed). About the Author Larry King, born in Brooklyn Nov. 19, 1933, was the host of CNN's Larry King Live, the first worldwide phone-in talk show until 2010. The Emmy- winning King has been dubbed "the most reiaarkable talk show host on TV ever" (TV Guide) and "the master of the mike" (Time). King also ............. ~.~m. with Rev. Gerry B~ra~ford officiating. Sunday School':is ~very Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The community is invited to attend. Contact Ms. Kenni Pierce for information at 304-466-4618. Do it Raleigh County disabled veterans observing groundwork and learning the benefits of Beyond Wishes Theraputic Riding Program, a 501(c) (3) organization located in Summers Countv. Beckley Veterans Spend Pay at Beyond Wishes TRP thanks to a generous grant from the Beckley Area Foundation, Beyond Wishes Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc., (BWTRP) has been able to expand their equine services for Raleigh County disabled veterans. The Veterans Program offers interested special needs veterans the ability to come and participate through observing how the program works. Thursday, August 23, 2012, a group of eight veterans, five VA staff from the Beckley VAMC and volunteers and nine BWTRP Volunteers spent the day outside enjoying the beautiful views, petting the horses and dogs and learning about the benefits of horsemanship and equine therapy. The day began with Toni McQuaig, co-founder, Program Director and Certified Horsemaster, explaining how the program got started and introducing the horses that participate in the program. With the help ofMareelyn McQuaig, a registered instructor thru PATH Intl (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International), Windle McQuaig, the Executive Director, and seven other community members who volunteered to help make the day successful. The veterans were then shown around the farm and observed first hand how the program operates. They were given a demonstration of how students start with-brushing or grooming, and then were shown how a typical mounted lesson is handled. The program Will continue for the next three weeks, weather Pay only the first meeting fee to join / be/blv September 29" and you can also qualifj to participate in... MEETINGS MATTER Fall Retention 2012 Become a member before Saturday, September 29% attend every meeting through the week of December 8th, and you will receive a FREE, fabulous gift - ourbest giveaway ever/ What else will you receive? [] Weekly encouragement, inspiration and accountability [] recipes, tips and lots of wonderful information [] a greater weight loss because attending meetings makes a difference - give it 12 weeks - and see for yourself/ I. Eioy t-L www.wwofwestvlrginia.com I..:: 10./oo, / 1 :> ALL products_ --'~* 1"::Tthrough 09/29/12!~]~ ~ ~ ~ I~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I ',:- -OUU-/OO-O I1' Full-Service "Your Service Station" 466-0133 For Pay At the Pump Gas & Diesel Fuel BRAKE SPECIAL: FRONT PADS ONLY LIFE TIME WARRANTY WEAREVER GOLD $69.95 WAGNER $79.95 COMPUTER SCAN ALL TiRE.Y" FREE MOUNT FREE BALANCE FREE TIRE V/IL VES Head Mechanic Tim Ward Mechanics: Johnny Reel We're drivers too. permitting, with further demonstration as well as some mounted equine therapy. Unfortunately, only a couple ofvets in attendance will be able to enjoy. our mounted equine therapy, as we do not as of yet have a wheelchair ramp. The veterans expressed gratitude to all who made this day possible and are eager to continue participating in the program. Volunteers seemed to have a great time too! For more information on this valuable program, or if you wish to make a tax deductible donation, call Beyond Wished TRP at (304)466- 0431, visit them on Facebook or go to their website at www.beyond wishes.org. Also can be reached by email: beyoEdwishestrp @huges.net. MUSEUM OPEN Beginning June 1 the Veteran's Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday thru Veteran's Day on November 11. This is an educational museum which displays local, national and international events from pre- history, the frontier Period, the Revolution the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, the Gulf Wars and to Afghanistan. Volunteers will be available to assist you. Admission is free. Tues. Sept. 18, 2012 Hinton News - 5 *** The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict ~th mmrdy courage. --Thucydides Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. ---William Jennings Bryan Class A CDL drivers for road construdion. Weekly {ravel required.I Print applications at www.slurrvoavers.com and fax to 804-264-25:J7 or I mail to: Slurry Pavers, Inc. 127] Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA 23060. I Slurry Pavers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. I 1-800-966-1812. ] Benefit for Lane Houchins Sunday Sept. 23, 2012 / Noon - 4:00 Memorial Building Court Yard Food, silent auction, entertainment, carriage rides, bake sale and morel Meal tickets $10 for an adult, $5 children 12 and under Tickets can be bought at the benefit or purchased in advance from: SC ARH, New River Hair Design, Massie Insurance, Dr. Miller's Office Questions or items to donate for auction? Call Kristin Richmond 304-575-3031 All proceeds will help pay Lane's medical bills. Help Lane Fight Leukemia!!! TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY Inc. is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Est. in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, we've helped millions of people live healthier lives. JOIN US TODAY! Meetings are held every Thursday 5-7 p.m. at the Miller Memorial Methodist Church in Bellepoint. 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