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B-2FeatureS THE CINCINNATI F.NQI RPR Saturday, September 21. 1991 K People Dear Abby 'Lucky' wife courts disaster by avoiding medical checkups Hospitalized Singer Robert Goulet, 57, was resting at a 'A hi Abby J- Van Rnron VIJ 1" DEAR ABBY: My problem is my wife. She will not go to the doctor or dentist for regular checkups. She is 43, a professional, and we are not poor. She is apparently healthy, but refuses to go for Pap smears, mammograms, etc. Her last visit to a doctor was eight years ago. I have yelled, threatened, cajoled, asked nicely, clipped newspaper and magazine articles concerning the necessity for women to get regular checkups nothing works. I go to the doctor regularly and I'm sure she realizes it's important, but she will not do it. We have been married for 13 years. I love her very much and would like to grow old with her. What can I do? OUT OF IDEAS DEAR OUT OF IDEAS: Short of hog-tying her, there is nothing you can do except pray that she continues to be one of the lucky ones. DEAR ABBY: I was convinced after the development of the Heimlich maneuver that it was possible to eliminate annoying hiccups with a simple maneuver without the need for sugar, water, pencils, etc., which may not always be available on short notice. I have suffered with hiccups for years. I get them easily, and I have mastered this technique so well Tickets on sale for premiere of Tate' Hurry hurry, step right up and get your ticket to a really big show, the Oct. 6 Cincinnati premiere of Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate. Foster, who stars in the film and directed it here last summer, is expected to attend. A $30 ticket buys you champagne, dessert, mementos and admission to the screening, 7:30 p.m. at Showcase Cinemas in Norwood. A $75 ticket gets you all of this, plus a place at the pre-screening dinner party, 5 p.m. at the Lazarus Furniture Gallery at Kenwood Mall.Mail checks to: Greater Cincinnati Film Commission, Department 00456, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45263; or charge by phone, 784-1744. Proceeds benefit the commission. BART WARS: Bill Cosby, who blasted Bart Simpson in print last week for being a terrible role model, will be unhappy to learn the situation won't improve. "Bart is going to become even more annoying," assures Simpsons creator Matt Groening. "The show is always changing, and I can assure you it won't get any softer." Before the season is through, Bart goes on trial for the murder of his principal. "The aim of The Simpsons is to entertain, not to preach a way of behaving. I tell people, if the Simpsons do something, they'd be wise to do the opposite." TRANSSEXUAL TALKS TO SALLY: Bonnie Tina Davis, a Deer Park man preparing for a sex change, will tell the Sally Jessy Raphael national TV audience Monday (10 a.m., Channel 2; 4 p.m., Channel 5) about the harassment he has experienced as a transsexual. Born William T. Davis, the former Postal Service dispatcher legally changed his name in April in preparation for a sex-change operation next year. Davis told The Enquirer in August that people have threatened his life, tossed eggs at his garage and thrown rocks at him. WHERE THERE'S HOPE: Bob Hope's act made the most money at the Ohio State Fair in August but country singer Garth Brooks, 29, Desert Spring, Calif., hospital Friday after being admitted for stomach pains. He is expected to be released over the weekend. Writing Arnold Schwarzenegger is writing three fitness books for children, which Doubleday will publish next year as Arnold's Fitness for Kids: A Guide for Exercise, Health and Nutrition. The books are aimed at kids, ages 2-14. Warning On their second album, Doubt, the rock group Jesus Jones warns of "extreme sounds which could damage musical equipment when played at high volume." Honored Alistair Cooke, 82, host of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre for 20 years, is a recipient of the Ralph Lowell Award, the highest honor in public television. Scheduled Get ready to meet the Studs! The steamy dating game, in which two men date the same three women and then talk about their conquests, arrives 7 p.m. Monday on WSTR-TV (Channel 64). Former Second City comedian Mark DeCarlo, the all-time Sale Of The Century champ ($100,000), is host. D Debuting The 34 winners of the American Music Scholarship Association (AMSA) July piano competition in Cincinnati give a group debut recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York today at 10 a.m. The Young Artist medalists, ages 6 to 18, come from several U.S. states and European countries. Birthdays Actor Larry Hagman is 60 today. Actor Henry Gibson is 56. Author Stephen King is 44. Actor Bill Murray is 41. Sunday: Actress Shari Belafonte is 37. Singer Debby Boone is 35. that I usually can eliminate them in one attempt and I can do this anywhere, anytime. This is all you have to do: Focus on your breathing do not get distracted; take several deep breaths (hold the last one for as long as possible); then, before you exhale, swallow. Novices may need four or five tries but it gets easy with practice. Concentrating on the breathing and swallowing before you exhale are the keys to success. I hope you will pass this on to your readers. I am sure it will be appreciated by those who try it. MARIE BEYER DEAR MARIE: I have been carrying your sure cure for the hiccups around for weeks, hoping to put it to the test, but I haven't had the hiccups. (Perhaps just carrying the "cure" has been a preventative?) If one of my readers tries it and finds it helpful, please let me know. Jodie Foster Bart Simpson . . . 'Tate' star, director . . . more annoying drew a bigger crowd than the 88-year-old comedian. The gate from the 18-day shindig was disclosed Thursday at a meeting of the Ohio Expositions Commission. REASONER UPDATE: CBS News veteran Harry Reasoner left an estate worth about $3.5 million when he died last month, according to probate records in Westport, Conn. Reason-er's will splits the estate between his wife of three years, Lois Webber Reasoner, and his seven" children from his marriage to Kathleen Carroll Reasoner, who died in 1986. Mrs. Reasoner, 47, was hospitalized this week after falling from a third-story window at the couple's Westport home. Police are investigating the incident as a possible suicide attempt. IN THE NAME OF LOVE: Diana Ross opened at Radio City Music Hall in a show punctuated by a surprise appearance by a male Diana Ross impersonator from the audience. Ross, 47, was singing a medley when she was upstaged by the male impersonator. The looka-like was ushered away only to return repeatedly. Finally, Ross allowed him to dance the length of the long stage then coaxed him off. "Go down now, honey," Ross said. "You're not getting paid tonight." SCRIPT TEASE: Mimi Rogers (ex-Mrs. Tom Cruise) is in the spotlight again. In The Rapture she stars as a promiscuous woman turned religious zealot. Says Rogers of the script, "I was very moved when I read it. Maybe you have to be kind of sick to see it, but I also thought it was humorous in many places. Very black humor, but humor nonetheless." Singles It's humanity that divides the male jerks from the gems Men often complain to me about hhmbmwbbhmb To precycle FALL CLEARANCE THROUGH 10 - 20-91 SAVE 50 AND MORE ON A LARGE SELECTION OF IN STOCK BED ROOMS DINING ROOMS, OCCASIONAL PIECES AND LUXURIOUS UPHOLSTERY. ,, Susan M. MVv QorhiAri FOR EXAMPLE SALE $3,688 4,472 7,163 2,299 2,099 1,295 1,199 599 699 595 3,792 1,738 1,499 1,099 Century Camel Dining Room Century Chin Has Dining Room Century CUrldge Dining Room Lexington Lynn Hollyn Dining Room Lexington Legacy Bedroom Bernhardt Credenza Bernhardt Stripe Sofa OAslan Stripe Sofa Lane Floral Sofa Lane Damask Sofa Century Custom Sectional Century Tapestry Trim Soft J. WUllaau Rattan Group Henry Link Breakfast Set RETAIL $7,375 11,181 14,326 4,404 4,199 2,5!)0 2,299 1,578 1,749 1,189 7,583 3,475 2,299 2,340 550 4 199 Import Cherry Bar Stools (4) Assorted Occasional Tables from Hekman, Lane, Lexington First came recycling. Now there's precycling. Supermarket precycling is "a conscious effort to purchase products that have a minimal adverse effect on the environment," says Wright Gwyn, program manager for the Forest Park Environmental Awareness and Recycling Program. The seven-year-old program, funded through the Ohio Division of Litter Prevention and Recycling, is developing a long-term Decade for Decision campaign for Forest Park and Greenhills with the help of a two-year grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Precycling is a key part of the campaign. The group will distribute educational packets and shopping tips at the Forest Park Kroger and Marsh stores 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sunday, and weekends through Oct. 6. A precycling seminar is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Winton Center Auditorium, 10245 Winton Road. A recycling seminar is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, same location. Both are free, and environmentally friendly door prizes will be distributed. 595-5263. JOHN JOHNSTON ALL 12 OFF AND MUCH MORE VALERIE MAKSTELL INTERIORS 1050 Mehring Way M-S 10AM-5PM; Sun, 124 (513) 2411050 C9 DRAMATIC l)KSI(;...l)IS(;()lVrKI) The Jerk Issue. Again and again, over, I hear this refrain: "Jerks have more fun." Variation: "Women don't want good men, they want jerks " Conclusion: "Guess I'll have to become a jerk." Please. There are many acceptable shades of gray between the black-and-white extremes of "jerk" and "wimp." Decent men get angry because selfish, opportunistic men seem to get the action. "Can't women see through these guys?" they ask. Some of us can some can't. Selfishness and opportunism can come in very suave, attractive packages. I know women who go for the handsome-but-heartless ones every time, then wonder why they get hurt. Frankly, "dangerous" types activate my defenses faster than you can say, "Raise the shields, Mr. Sulu." Apparently, one man's jerk is another man's object of envy and admiration. Men have much to say about why they think other men are jerks, why women fall for jerks, and what all of this portends for contemporary single life on the planet Earth. In What Men Won't Tell You, But Women Need To Know, Bob Berkowitz lists why men are jerks: 1. To irritate women. 2. We can't help ourselves. 3. It's something we ate. 4. Women expect jerks, so they get jerks. 5. Survival of the fittest, and jerks are survivors. 6. Jerks have more fun. 7. To be a jerk is human, and that includes women. 8. Jerks get more sex. (Berkowitz puts it another way, but this is a family newspaper.) 9. Name a great man, and I'll show you a jerk. 10. Nobody's perfect. It's an amusing list with grains of truth, but Berkowitz's "Jerks R Us" chapter is essentially a flip defense of jerkdom. Men will be boys will be jerks, so deal with it. The men's movement is helping men redefine masculinity and find the median between "jerk" and "wimp." Men's movement thinkers say the "sensitive man" experiment didn't really work for anybody. Women want strong, masculine men. Masculine men make us feel feminine, and we like that. But there is a genderless area that transcends masculine and feminine. It is humanity that separates the jerks from the gems. Mark, 31, wrote in to comment on the difference between good men and the career-bachelor jerks who "relate the most intimate details of their current relationships as though recounting the big play from a high school football game." Decent men, he says, "have a great deal to offer, but don't make a great public show of it. We believe in 'square things' like honesty keeping promises, working at relationships, fidelity, lifetime love you know, nerd stuff." No, human stuff. Comments? Ideas? Write to Singles, The, Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, Fla., 32801. Ijyj AU. THfl3S U 159,99 fl good buy just turned into Q great buy. Our versatile Doxey ujoII system is now on sale thru S6FTMBR 28th. ach ready-to-assemble unit stands 72Hx30UUxl2D. filso available in 16" depth at 3 for 199.99. xtra shelves, small, medium and large doors, a drop lid desk, glass doors, shelf supports and drawers are optional accessories. Finishes are White. Teak, Driftwood or Black. Remember after September 28th, it's good-bye to this great buy. Packaged to go, rXIMRV GCTRfl Sale opplies to groups of three only For use with 16" units only 2 3 2 1 I Your Health V 221 W 4th St 621-3113 Fruits, vegetables, grains all good sources of dietary fiber FURNITURE GARDEN 'Mdovi Gtd Outdoor CcAMcUtyutHiLiM Dr. Allan H. Bruckheim f Wicker & Rattan Dining Room GroupsN 'Love' filming a hot time BY MIKE HUGHES Gannett News Service This sounds' like an actor's adaptation of Dante's Inferno. You're making a movie in summertime Louisiana. The sun sears; the crew faints. And far away, someone is firing you. That is what happened to Delta Burke, when she and her husband, Gerald McRaney, filmed Love and Curses ...and All That Jazz. CBS airs it at 8 tonight (Channels 9, 7). "Delta was sort of resigned to it either way," McRaney says of her Designing Women firing. "I think she was glad to be able to start the rest of her life." Besides, she had a hot job literally to keep her mind on. Love and Curses was shot in June in Louisiana. "The heat didn't bother me too much, but it bothered Delta and everyone else," McRaney says. "We had assistant directors and crew members fainting." Burke and McRaney produced (and he directed) the film. They play a psychiatrist and doctor, plunging into a New Orleans world of voodoo and murder. Ironically, that was just when the network's Designing Women was dumping her. Burke has been quiet on the subject, but McRaney whose Major Dad is part of the same Monday lineup criticizes the producers. "I'd long since given up on getting a fair shake from those people." .v,viSj;;,;..rnr.i. Manv swm tn rrwtea frm SEPTEMBER SAVINGS! Savings on our entire stock... choose from many styles and over 40 fabrics. Bringing sunlight to in wnite, Pecan and other AnLk.. h m A 1 I 1 'dr in iim i5. MUTcmng DaKers spaces large and small. mi. Wrf occasional ifiM Table and chdrs fJ.'J'yiiV available seoaataiv i r s&m- - . s nrnn .m QUESTION: Could you please explain a. bit about fiber. All the magazines tell how good it is, but fail to explain just what it is. How much of this material is enough? ANSWER: In recent years, fiber has been described as the preventative element in food that may affect the development of many diseases, from cancer of the colon to atherosclerosis. The most widely accepted definition of fiber is that it's the portion of food, mostly from plants, that cannot be broken down by intestinal enzymes, and therefore, passes through the small intestine and colon undigested. Experts also agree that dietary fiber is important, in that it increases the bulk of the stool, and makes it softer by absorbing water as it passes through the colon. This : speeds up the process of eliminat-; ing organic wastes from the intestinal tract, possibly reducing the length of time the intestinal wall is exposed to poisonous substances. . The desirable daily fiber intake, recommended by specialists in the United States, is approximated at somewhere between 25 grams and 50 grams a day, with 30 grams considered as an optimum portion. Good sources are fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains, especially wheat bran. Too much fiber, though, can have negative effects because it can reduce the absorption of minerals, nitrogen and fat. 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