The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on January 10, 1991 · Page 20
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B-6 -THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- Beethoven Friends gatherings lead up to March auditions THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1991 r Winter calendars are full for members of the American Pianists Association and its Beethoven Friends group here, with Some of the events preliminary to the sixth biennial national Beethoven fellowship Piano Auditions scheduled here in March. ' On Sunday, a reception at the home of Butler University dean of fine arts Jack Eaton and Mrs. Eaton will honor Ian Hobson, $olo pianist with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra that day and is on the faculty of the University of Illinois. The reception, given by the American Pianists Association board for the chamber orchestra board, will begin at 7 p.m. 1 Linda Comstock-Teel of Beethoven Friends is chairman of a 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. reception Jan. 31 in the lobby of Clowes I tall. It's planned by Beethoven Friends for members of the Indianapolis Bar Association and will give those attending an opportunity to meet and hear 1989 Beethoven Fellow Brian Ganz. (He also was a first-place winner of the prestigious Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris.) ; Ganz will do a free 45-minute recital that day in the Circle Theatre Green room, starting at r)oon, as Well as a full-length recital also free at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Both are open to the public. ; Ganz also will attend a wine buffet supper Feb. 2 at the home of Jean and Jack Minneman, co- hi ;'7i ML Painting The Town By DONNA S. MULLINIX hosted by Giannina Hofmeister. He'll do a brief performance and guests will hear about the March auditions and the Virtuoso Patron program (which offers special seating for auditions, a patron dinner and a champagne celebration after the announcement of winners). For information about any of these events call the APA office, (317) 283-9945 or 283-9947. Also on Paint's palette: A Fiesta Filipina Jan. 26 in the gymnasium of St. Luke Catholic School will benefit St. Monica Catholic Church's building fund. The dinner dance starts at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour. The Rice Bowl of Union Station will cater the Filipino buffet. Entertainment by graduate students at Purdue University will Include folk dances and songs, including a Harana (serenade). Drs. Napoleon and Tessie Ra-milo will do a special dance number. Disc jockey Tony Yu-merovich will play dance music. Tickets are $25 a person. For information call Maria Lagadon, (317) 293-1800. The first in the Mental Health Association in Hamilton County's Executive Luncheon Series at Conner Prairie will feature a presentation by Dr. Jan Battenberg on "Understanding and Coping with Your Chil-dren)'s Learning Disorders and Literacy." She is director of St. Vincent Stress Center's Learning Support Center. For Information call (317) 773-1308. Along with the announcement that Dennis Stover (who was president for two years of Indiana CARES, the support group for the Damien Center and its clients) will be the first and only staff member of a statewide network to fight AIDS the Indiana Community AIDS Action Network comes an invitation to anyone concerned about AIDS and its victims to join the "Blue-light Campaign." By burning blue lights In the windows of their homes, people demonstrate that they stand united in their concern about this health crisis. Now we know what Bud and Harriet Wolf will be doing Wednesday evening. Their grandson J. Hart Wolf, son of Andy and Marga Wolf has a major role in the "Lost for Life" episode of Unsolved Mysteries, which will air at 8 p.m. on NBC. He plays the Victor Shiman character at 8 years old. The Park Tudor School second-grader is a model with the Helen Wells Agency. Metro, a new video-dance bar on Massachusetts Avenue, has invited guests to a grand opening champagne and hors d'oeuvres party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Medical residency program not what patients ordered F)ear Ann Landers: I hope it's not too late to get in on the discussion about medical residency programs that require 36-hour duty. A woman wrote to complain because her son was bordering on nervous collapse from overwork and lack of sleep. She has a soul mate in me because I have a son who is going through the same thing. I agree with her that such hours are senseless and barbaric. ; Where is the common sense of people who design these programs? Don't they know that the rhistakes made by exhauste'd and bleary-eyed physicians can be fatal? Just because they have always done it that way is no reason it cannot be changed. i I wish you'd print the views of others, Ann. Am I the only one who thinks like this? Duluth, Ga. T)ear Georgia: No, you aren't. Read on: From Los Angeles: My fiance is doing his medical residency in a well-known hospital. He walks around half-dead from fatigue. Small wonder the suicide rate among doctors is so high. The same goes for substance abuse. Other professions, such as airline pilots, truck drivers and nurses, regulate the number of hours people can work to protect not only the workers but the public. Why doesn't the medical profession do this? 1 ; Cleveland: I will not sign this lfeUer, of course, but 1 swear by all that is holy every word of it Is trie. My husband is a medical resident and I am horrified by what goes on in the hospital where he is being trained. He Has told me of some of the mistakes that have been made by residents because of fatigue and stress. I am talking about accidental deaths resulting from misdiagnosis, Inappropriate treatment, wrong medication, f " . ; Ann Landers confusion of patients' charts and X-rays, etc., etc. It is so scary that I would have to be awfully darned sick before I would go into a hospital for anything. Garden City, Calif.: My children will not be celebrating Father's Day this year. My husband died because a resident who had been working for 32 hours straight gave him some medication to lower his hlood pressure. It turned out to be the medicine intended for the patient in the next room. You would not believe the number of near misses that occur in hospitals. And do you know who the real heroes are? The nurses. Corpus Christi: I was one of those physicians who worked 36 hours on and 12 off. 1 always wanted to be a doctor and was sure I had made the right decision even though the training was rough. When I graduated from medical school I was in debt $100,000. My cousin went to law school. His tuition was half of what mine was. He went to school three years, had summers off and got a job right out of law school that paid $60,000 a year. His malpractice insurance costs a lot less than mine. Meanwhile, he Is getting rich from the malpractice lawsuits he files against physicians. Am 1 bitter? You'd better believe it. To All Who Wrote: There have been some drastic changes in the medical profession in the past 20 years with more to come. Stay tuned. ' Let Angtlts Timts Syndicate and Criators Syndicatt Steps Continued from Page 5 problems should I look for? Look for the following: Chipping or peeling paint (depending on the age of the home, the paint could contain lead) Cracks, which allow energy to escape Paneling (laminated particle-board paneling may be a source of formaldehyde) Chipping or peeling paint around windows and doors Drafts coming through windows or doors that are closed Mold or mildew around the faucet Dripping faucets Water that smells, tastes or looks bad Pipes surrounded by ripped or flaking insulation (the insulation could contain asbestos) Pools of standing water (could indicate poor drainage) Grass and garden (have they been maintained organically?) Air that smells bad Noise levels Proximity to the road (heavy traffic will increase air pollution levels) Location of nearest industrial plant, waste dump, nuclear-power plant or utility. (Also check on plans to develop nearby vacant lots into anything other than residential property) For a complete list of questions to ask the real estate agent, owner, neighbors, local health department and even the planning board, see The Complete Book of Home Environmental Hazards (Roberta Altman, Facts on File, Inc.. $20.95). ' Washington Post Writers Group ' , - iff - 7 torSomempe, EAGoodN Sleep mm The Methodist Hospital Sleep Disorders Clinic can help.V ' For most of us, sleep is something we take for granted. Unfortunately, a growing number of people are finding that a restful night is something they can only dream about. That's because many of their loved ones suffer from sleep disorders such as Sleep Apnea, a condition characterized by loud snoring, irregular breathing, night sweats and headaches upon waking. Other disorders include Restless Leg Syndrome, with pain or a crawling sensation in the legs during the night or frequent leg movements during sleep. In each w , j. case, the patient isn't the only one who winds up feeling overly M Methodist sleepyduringtheday. H Hospital Indiana inc It you or someone you love is suffering from any of the symptom The Difference Is Experience. we ve mentioned, it's important for you to contact the Sleep iroiNorthSenateBouievard ' Disorders Center at Methodist Hospital at 929-5710 because Indianapolis, in 46202 a sleep disorder is something no one should have to lose sleep over. Starts Thursday Three Days Only January 10, 11,12 Savings of 20 to 80 on clothes for all seasons. Selected designer sportswear, dresses, blouses, cocktail dresses, coats, suits. Save 50 and more on sample wedding gowns, attendents gowns $15 and up, long formals $50 and up, veils $10 and up. All sale items final, no exchanges or returns. Cash, checks, bank cards only. Jf LADIES BOUTIQUE BRIDAL SALON 100 N. 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