Valentine's Day--Hearts, Flowers and a New Video

--Forget sending your love a card this Valentine's Day. For $25, you can star in a video greeting complete with romantic music and you posing in a bubble bath. The high-tech love notes for Feb. 14 are the brainchild of a Michigan State University student in Lansing who is fed up with commercial cards featuring pictures of other people. "I was tired of seeing other people in my greeting cards. There would be two people embracing that I didn't even know. And those trite phrases!" said Jerry Evanski, 21, a music student. His videotape alternative is more personal. Evanski's company, Multi-Vision Video Productions, supplies a choice of four scenes, including "a rainbow scene" with a rainbow and balloons in the background and a fireside chat scene with an easy chair in front of a brick wall. The other scene is a dungeon, equipped with a desk and books, for the "hard work at school" valentine for students' parents. "Most popular with the ladies," says Evanski, is a bathtub full of soapy suds, with a red backdrop and mirrors.

--Actor Mickey Rooney has brought his "California gourmet" tastes to New Jersey, opening his new restaurant in Fort Lee, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, and guaranteeing the food will be good. "It's called 'Mickey Rooney's Delicious' and I'm absolutely ecstatic. It's where quality meets the affordable." The menu will feature "California gourmet," with prices running from $3.50 to $14.50. "It's the best food in the world," he said. Rooney said he hopes the restaurant is the first in a chain, but he must take care of some small details before expanding. "Right now, I've got to sweep up the kitchen," he said.

--The pay is pretty good for Alaska, the hours flexible, but the job may not be for everyone. "Walrus watchers needed," reads a want ad in the Bering Straits Native Corp.'s latest monthly newsletter. "Do you live in Wales, Shishmaref or Diomede and speak Eskimo? Do you want to learn more about the marine mammals that you harvest? "If you answer yes to all the above questions, then the Eskimo Walrus Commission might have a job for you." Walrus watchers, officially called "field monitors," are paid $10 an hour to keep track of the village's kill of marine mammals, explained Doreen Buffas, secretary for the walrus commission.

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