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Page 8 March 7, 1998 ARKANSAS D i By Mary Varni I highlight of he '98 Winter [I I the 1996 Olympic ath- [ Olympic , [Games? letes aren t SHANNON the only gold MILLER: The medalists I highlight was around Almost two Shannon Miller winning the years after the Atlanta .... ' medal But lalso feelth'a w nning t 's and the rest of the Games, this counry .... ...... Ithe individual gold medal on bal- most dec- lu ]$miit cnt cvcn [ance beam was a big deal for me, __._., I t[ley traveled to 88 too, because I proved to myself that Olatcu I , ' , - -- I ' cities on tour. I recently II wasn t too old for the sport. lemale [ "- ast I, catlght up w ttt t _ ~ylnn , [~~~ ...... [ YB: Who inspired you to become Shannon nannon. reveme_o [ a gymnast, and what has kept UltlI ... L to me how she started I you in the sport? in the sport, the high- [SM: My parents got me started in it 5Ull. Ill l|ohtg nf thp IQ( [when I was five after getting me a acnon: --" ....... ' [trampoline for Christmas. They fliDDino and flvinQ, ana now tJoa Is. ever [thought I was going to hurt myself. present In her life--in [They enrolled me in a gymnastics dea,cm m,u I.IJ[IIIUIIIIW. t ! . The sprrit of the '96 triumph and defeat. Iclass, and I loveditfrom day one. Games followed her YOUTH BEAT:. What was the IYB: What's one struggle you see @00 O00@@@ O@ 000 00@ 00000 II @ B 0 O000 @ OE~y Katie Sears 00 @@ 0@ Dear Youth Beat: i infection, strep ]!i throat, the oriu t i old, and you -'" don't go to church, is that a sin? And do you have to go to Reconciliation before you can receive the Eucharist? iiii iiii -Wondering I I , I !i!i!i~!iii! Dear Wondering: ............. It's not a sin to be sick. But only you know how sick you really are. You can't fake sick with God; he knows when ............. you are truly under the weather and when you're just being lazy. ]f you are genuinely ill, God understands. However, if you miss Mass because you want to sleep in i;i!ii: or catch the ball game, then you'li ha e some explaining ii!!ii iiii to do. Missing Mass is considered a mortal sin if you do so intentionally and without a legitimate reason, such as an illness. If you do miss church without a valid reason, then you should go to Reconciliation before receiving communion to help restore yourself to a state of grace. >:.:.x.>:.: , ""1" Do you have quesUmm al~oul life? WPite to '1)ore. Youth Beat," at YOUI MaUazlne. ones a :lmes a year.