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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 20

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Saturday, October 5, 1991
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C-2 Advice, People the Cincinnati f.nqitri r Saturday. October 5. 1 w 1 Dear Abby People Children have no business at wedding for adults only I ....... ...i..!.. in in M.; i - ... : . N ; . I V I ' I LA r:yy t- Abby VI n DEAR ABBY: I have a BIG problem. I am getting married on Nov. 23. My fiance and I are having a wedding reception with more than 200 guests. There are NO children invited. van Duren Recovered Michael Jackson's crystal-beaded glove was recovered Thursday night in Grand Blanc, Mich., two days after it was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. A man suspected in the theft took police to a house and gave them the glove. No arrest was made. Coming The Fab Four are back! in The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, a new documentary out Nov. 13. The 83-minute home video (MPI, $89.98 VHS-$39.98 laserdisc). Fell Bob Hope, 88, stumbled Thursday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during a rehearsal and cut his nose. It took six stitches to close the gash. Birthdays Comedian Bill Dana is 67 today. Actress Karen Allen is 40. Sunday: Journalist Shana Alexander is 66. Actress Britt Ekland is 49. Harry Connick Jr. ... not so nice Bob Hope ... cut nose Connick's remarks hard on Big Easy Singer Harry Connick Jr., 24, isn't sorry he said New Orleans was disgusting, he's just sorry folks in his hometown took it negatively. "What I said is true," Connick said. "I didn't do anything wrong." Connick was responding to the furor an article in the September-October issue of Louisiana Life created. Connick also was quoted as saying, "New Orleans has become one disgusting city in the last few years. There's no Dixieland in the (French) Quarter, just prostitutes, neighborhoods filled with crack." J.FRED LIVES: Remember J. Fred Muggs, a regular on the Today show 30 years ago? The chimp lives. After an old clip of him was recently shown on the show, the NBC legal department got a call from Muggs' manager, Bud Mennella, of Tampa, Fla., demanding the network's standard talent fee for his client. A check for $541 was dispatched. DOES HE, OR DOESN'T HE?: While taping Phil Donahue's show earlier this week, Donahue asked guest Dan Rather if he is dying his hair. 'You have the right to ask that question," replied Rather. "I have the right to say, 'That's tacky, Phil.' " 'NIGHT' FALLS: ABC is taking Into The Night out of late night for good. The talk-comedy show will have its last airing Nov. 14. According to the etiquette books that I have read, it is not proper to put "No Children" on your wedding invitations. Anyway, one of my aunts is upset because her son and his wife have a 2-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy and some mental retardation. They claim that they cannot get a baby sitter for the boy and that they are bringing him to the wedding. I don't understand why they can't get a sitter. They have plenty of time to find one. And I don't want you to think that we don't want the boy there because he has a disability. (My fiance also has a physical disability.) But it is not fair to my fiance's family, some of whom have small children, too. How do I handle this? PRESSURED IN PA. DEAR PRESSURED: Wait until your cousin and his wife respond to your wedding invitation with the number of guests that will be in their party. If they put down more than two, then you have every right to call your cousin's wife and explain to her that this is an adults-only affair. There is ample time for them to arrange for a sitter. And if they can't find one, then they should send their regrets instead of bringing an extra guest for whom their hosts are not prepared which is the height of rudeness. 90 days s div sameas J fZ2 Singles z t a , m n . i a v Black men hold war council to answer black women's gripes 1 Susan M. Barbieri J.i, jft K- f VX ""fl :&d N -LCZTISibLANU NAV AN rlJKN Urct 9 Tri County Closed Sunday A Tri County Showroom only 7770 Beechmont Ave. 231-4131 1 f I g IMMW Wilt O l5TS5s - z m nmmjy In the Spike Lee movie Jungle Fever, there is a dynamic, improvised scene in which black women sit around and "dis" black guys who date white women. The "war council," the group is called. The off-screen singles scene is frustrating for black career women, too. Statistics show that the already-small pool of black yuppie men is shrinking, and interracial liaisons don't help matters (or attitudes) any. Consider these numbers: The number of black men enrolled in college in the past decade decreased by 5 and continues falling, while black women's enrollment has grown 7. Only 13 of working black men hold professional or managerial jobs, compared to 19 of black women. . One in four black men between age 20 and 29 is on parole, probation or in jail. For every 100 black females between ages 20 and 49, there are only 89 black men. So a black career woman put me on the case. "Where do the single black guys hang out?" she asked. I didn't have to look far. One evening at the gym I found three guys talking in a corner single, black, young, attractive, fit, successful. Tape rolling, they talked. And talked. Call it "War Council II: Weightlifters Take On The Weighty Issues." Stacey, 27, a business consultant for an international consulting firm, says he works out after 5, chats with friends and goes home. He likes bars, but doesn't go often because he travels so much. Anthony, 28, an engineer for a company that designs data-projection systems for flight simulators, says he likes to party, goes to church regularly, and enjoys sports. Tyrone, 23, an insurance claims adjuster, enjoys sporting events. He says the best way to meet quality people is through friends or co-workers. The three men say many of the OAK & MORE black women they meet have an "attitude." Stacey: "The biggest gripe black women have is that they fear white women. Most black women, they think if you have a professional black man who's successful, once they get to the top they're going to gravitate to the opposite race." Anthony: "All the black women can see is sports athletes marrying white girls." Tyrone: "Or your top-notch people who are making money in America. The black women's typical line is, 'Once you get up there, then we're not good enough for you, but we were good enough for you back here.' And that's not true." Anthony: "You want a woman you can go out and have a nice time with, feel comfortable with, and can speak on the same intellectual level you can." Tyrone: "It's hard to find women of quality, women who have something going for themselves. Someone you can communicate with, talk to. They've got to have some kind of ambition." Stacey: "If you're a professional black man, that's one thing you have to be conscious about. Can the other person operate in the same environment that you're in?" Tyrone: "Black ladies will become upset when they see a black guy talking to a white lady and they label you. A lot of the white girls are a little more easygoing, a little easier to approach." Comments? Ideas? Write to Singles, The Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, Fla., 32801. Home Furnishings Reg. Price Sofas Oak End Tables Solid Oak Chairs Solid Oak Benches Hundreds of Lamps Recliners Quilt Racks Solid Oak Dining Tables 4 Drawer Chest Your Health Tent Reg. Sale Price Price !229 '99 79 '39 '99 '49 '498 '249 '499 '299 '1375 '789 '99&up 25 OFF '799 '379 '899 '499 '2495 '998 '299 '178 3299 '1599 '1000 '479 '499 '199 '2249 '998 '1979 '899 Tent Sale Price 299 '98 & up '65 & up '239 '29 & up '169 '39 '249 '49 '399 '1299 '1299 '2899 '899 '199 169 Solid Oak Bookcases Brass Headboards Solid Oak Barstools Wing Back Recliner Solid Oak Curios Oak Computer Rolltop All Pictures & Accessories Solid Oak Rolltop Desk 8 Way Tied Coil Sofa 3pc. Oak Wall Entertainment Unit Coil Base Swivel Rockers 7pc. Oak Contemporary Dining Room 2pc. Solid Oak Hutch & Buffet Solid Oak Curve Front China 5pc. Solid Birch Bedroom Solid Oak Corner Breakfast Nook Changing unhealthy lifestyle best way to lower cholesterol Amish Solid Oak Desk 2pc. Solid Cherry Hutch & Buffet 7pc. Solid Cherry Table 4 sides, 2 arms 7pc. Solid Ash Dining Room Recliner Sectionals, 2 colors Coil Base Wing Chairs 5pc. Oak & Iron Ice Cream Set Dr. Allan H. Bruckheim 1 DOOE BUSTEES Rain or Shine J2r Inside and OiriS 48" Solid Oak Table & 4 Chairs 39" Oak Table wSelf Storing Leaf and 4 Chairs Twin Mattress & Box Oak Chairs 10 Yr. Warranty $499 $499 $98 set $5995 $598 Country Sofa & Loveseat, Coil Base, 18 Fabric Choices ( V ft QUESTION: My attempt to lower my cholesterol is going nowhere. Aren't there medications that can do this for me? If they're effective, can you tell me why my doctor keeps stressing the diet? ANSWER: There are drugs that can reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, but they don't replace a low-cholesterol diet and exercise as the main tools in fighting cholesterol. These changes in your lifestyle can produce long-lasting effects that may improve many aspects of your health. As you know, people with high blood levels of cholesterol run a greater risk of arteriosclerosis, where layers of cholesterol build up and clog blood vessels, leading to heart attacks and strokes. There are several types of cholesterol, including low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and triglycerides. High levels of LDL and triglycerides are bad. Cholesterol-lowering medications all lower the levels of LDL, but they do have side effects. Some cause gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, nausea, while ) I others cause itching and skin rashes. The cost of these drugs also must be considered. These drawbacks are why most physicians will not prescribe drugs until the patient has tried lowering LDL levels through diet and exercise for at least a few months. Establishing a healthy lifestyle is as important to your overall outcome as just reducing those high levels. However, for patients at risk of a heart attack, and who cannot lower cholesterol on their own, cholesterol-lowering medications can be lifesavers. Dr. Allan Bruckheim is a physician, director of the Department of Family Practice Residency Program in New Jersey and editor ot Medical Times. SALE HOURS Friday 10-8 Saturday 10-8 Sunday 10-6 Home Furnishings 600 Reading Rd. Mason, OH 398-3023 h o 1. I

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