The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 31, 1998 · Page 17
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THE SALINA JOURNAL LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 31, 1998 Camps / It's not too late to register FROM PAGE B1 An Ultimate Sports Camp will expose outgoing third- through sixth- graders to the fundamental skills of team and individual sports such as .baseball, basketball, volleyball, track and field, swimming, bowling and golf, among others. A Fun in the Sun Day Camp for children ages 5 to 10 will be from June 8 through July 31 at 10 Salina elementary schools. A different theme will be explored each week, from dinosaur hunting to a mini-safari to creating a circus. T MEDICINE Additional programs and day camps are being offered through the Lakewood Discovery Center, Indian Rock Park, American Red Cross, Salina Art Center, Salina Community Theatre and Special Populations. A catalog of summer camps and activities is available at the Parks and Recreation office, Room 100 of the City-County Building in Salina. KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY — Summer camps aren't just about canoeing, swimming and volleyball. For an intellectual workout, a foreign lan- guage camp will be offered June 21-27 at Kansas Wesleyan University for children ages 9 through 14. Campers will stay in the university's dorms on the Salina campus for a weeklong intensive study of Spanish, French or German. The goal of the camp is to help students acquire skills in pronunciation and vocabulary and an appreciation of the culture of the area where the language originated. Games, songs, movies and walks also will be part of the curriculum. A skit will be presented to parents on the last day of class June 27. "Students will spend each morning in class and the afternoon playing games and practicing skits with counselors," said Consuelo Diaz, professor of Spanish at Kansas Wesleyan University. "We have many games in foreign languages, including Monopoly, Bingo and Scrabble." Diaz said that this kind of intensive exposure helps give students confidence in foreign languages and cultures. "When they get to high school, they'll be motivated to learn more," Diaz said. Thyroid gland can cause several problems DR. PAUL DONOHUE Worth America Syndicate D,ear Dr. Donohue: Hypothy- rqidism is high levels of thyroid hctfmone, not low! This needs to \}& corrected. I'm hypothyroid. — J.P. 'Dear J.P.: An explanation of thyroid tests and thyroid hormones 4 can clear the air. >pypothyroidism •is ;a thyroid gland jjiine on a wildcat strike. The gland produces little to tto thyroid hor- ifl'pne. "Hypo," tyb'rrowed from the 'Greek, signifies ''below or under." s-To get the thyroid gland back to work, the pitu- tfary gland, the master gland at the base of the brjiin, sends out more of its thy- fejd-stimulating hormone, "TSH," a& it's called. Blood levels of TSH skyrocket. Meanwhile, the slug- 'gjsh thyroid gland remains unre- ,T-:ASTROLOGY predictions becoming liigh-tech ^Today's astrologers using computers, ; along with brains By BILL HENDRICK jpoj News Service ';..; ATLANTA — The stock market 'VSfill crash before Thanksgiving. •The Democrats will come close but won't win back control of Congress in November. Newt Gingrich will never be president. Sex rumors won't force President Clinton from office. .. And, oh yes, the Atlanta Braves iwfll win the pennant but not the 'Series. The Falcons will finally become popular again, making the playoffs but not the Super Bowl. •And the Hawks will get closer to th;e finals next year, but a national •title will have to wait. ; -Such were the predictions coming out of the blue-domed Hyatt Regency Hotel earlier this month in downtown Atlanta, as 2,000 people from around the world gath- :ered for the 10th annual United :Astrology Congress. -Forget about cone hats with crescent moons, crystal balls, tea ifeaves, bead-curtained rooms or people in robes and turbans. These astrologers have come with the best laptop computers, doctorates and master's degrees. "Many are selling software that can spew out predictions based on .'the gravitational force of heavenly ;bodies on human bodies for just ;abput anything. -'.The latest Atlanta Journal-Con- 'stitution Southern Focus Poll isfiows that a third of Americans [believe in astrology. Carol Tebbs, ^psychologist, counselor and schoolteacher from California, says the number would be much higher if people realized that astrology had become a science, not just an art. , ; Astrology has made its biggest mark in finance, Tebbs said. She ppinted out that Arch Crawford, a 1$3W Yorker who makes stock mar- 3tet predictions with astrology, Ipresaw the 1987 crash and is now warning investors to be wary. ^Cynthia Withers, a Los Angeles 'psychologist-astrologer who spe- ,'cializes in sports predictions, said it's clear the Braves won't win the World Series and that the Falcons will rise to their long-ago popularity. Before you laugh, consider :that she correctly predicted last fell that the Denver Broncos would win the Super Bowl, mainly •because "all the aspects were right for John Elway. Denver had .Saturn, a sign for extra strength and discipline." : .'-'."By the way, Withers added, the Chicago Bulls will lose to the Utah Jazz in this week's NBA finals. ... Ray Merriman, a Wall Street prognosticator, predicts the stock market will top out by Halloween, then suffer a 20 percent to 50 percent loss by July 1999. sponsive to the TSH prodding. The upshot of the thyroid story is a low level of thyroid hormone in the blood but a high level of TSH. Dear Dr. Donohue: About four years ago, I lost a lot of weight. The doctors found I had a diseased thyroid. They gave me a radioactive iodine capsule. From that time on, I gained 40 pounds. I am very active. I heard on television that you must take thyroid medicine for the rest of your life after you have had this treatment. I don't. I feel well and like to remain so without taking medicine. What do you advise? — J.A.M. Dear J.A.M.: In contrast to J.P. above, your thyroid shifted into fast forward. It churned out too much thyroid hormone, speeding up your metabolism to such an extent that you lost weight. That is hyperthyroidism. The radioactive iodine capsule homes in on the thyroid gland like iron to a magnet. In short order, the radioactivity shrivels the gland. Don't let the word "radioactive" send you into a tizzy. The medicine is a safe way to shut down thyroid-hormone production. Almost everyone treated with radioactive iodine must take thyroid hormone supplements to replace the hormone the body no longer makes. Even though you feel well, you should have a blood test to check your thyroid hormone level. If it's low, as I suspect it is, you will need to take thyroid hormone pills for the rest of your life. If you don't, your body probably would shift into such a low metabolic rate that you would shuffle along at a snail's pace. Serious consequences can result if the body does not get enough thyroid hormone. Dear Dr. Donohue: I had a series of three epidurals to control a painful back and hip. After the last one, I developed a "spinal headache," for which a "blood patch" was carried out. Can you enlighten me on this blood patch treatment? — S.K. Dear S.K.: Epidural anesthesia involves the injection of numbing agents in the space around the spinal cord. Epidurals can lead to a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. The fluid cushions the brain and spinal cord. Fluid leakage through the small puncture made by the needle can cause the mother of all headaches when the patient sits upright. A blood patch can staunch the cerebrospinal fluid leak. About a tablespoon of the patient's blood is injected into the leak site. Often the leak stops promptly, and the headache disappears. How a blood patch works is mystifying. The logical assumption would be that the blood forms a clot to seal the leak, but that does not seem to be the case. THE SUNDAY CROSSWORD "PARENTAL RIDDANCE" By A.J. SANTORA ACROSS 1 Alliance 5 Fleshy fruit 9 Handy 14 Naval force 19 Food thickener 20 Dietary dose 21 Deep pink 22 A "Casablanca" player 23 Mona — 24 Granny 25 Scribble over 26 Not hidden 27 Start of a quote by 81 Across 31 Young salmon 32 Short-necked ducks 33 Bruin Bobby 34 — crow: recanted 35 Showroom car 37 Charade player 41 Sign of healing 45 Copperfield character 47 Snootlness 49 Colonizes 51 Durangogold 52 Stralght-up 54 A state bird 56 Irritated 57 Up —: as yet 59 "— Goes Wild": Irene Dunne's Oscar nomination 62 More of quote 64 Like some packages: Abbr. 67 Ethiopian title 68 Barbecue beef 70 Birdland? 71 —shine 73 More of quote 75 Worshiper 76 Exalts 78 Casa room 79 Statfor 81 Across 80 Married status, for short 81 Yankee hall of famer 83 Long-tailed monkey 86 Plant cell 87 Fleming and McKellen 89 Jump rope 90 Basso Cesare 94 Corrida shout 95 Tour guides 98 Hebrew letter 100 The yokes on them 101 Wall St. inst. 103 Mosquito- caused disease 105 Gael's land 107 It goes with la 108 Peter and Tom's rival 110 He ran with Adlal 112 Indira's kinfolk 114 End of quote 120 Bake eggs 121 Hair conditioner 122 Kanga kin 123 War god 12419th cen. juvenile hero 125 Do over 126 "Country" Slaughter 127 Guy dolls 128 Senate Specter 129 Kit Items 130 Parcel (out) 131 Rim 1 DOWN Bold cliff 2 Wash cycle 3 Goat wool 4 Fall behind 5 Decorous afternoon affair 6 Vivavoce 7 Supervised 8 Mom's relative 9 Eyespot 10 Predicts 11 Russian range 12 Env. in an envelope 13 Ancient town of S. Italy 14 Gold Medal product 15 Sweethearts 16 "... — saw Elba" 17 Boots one 18 Hanoi holiday 28 Author Buntllne 29 Ticket 30 Tipper 36 King of Crete 38 Put away 39 Makes razor- sharp 40 Turgenev heroine 42 Verify 43 Wake-up call 44 Alley habitues 46 Theatrics 48 Show disdain 50 Sweethearts 53 Beat 55 Estrada and Satie 58 Mass book 60 Steve of country music 61 Along side, at sea 63 Parts of OD 64 Victimizes 65 Dazzling display 66 Wild dogs 69 Actress Ward and others 72 Black, to Balzac 73 Mediterranean location 74 Nanook's garb 77 Heath-family member 79 Rodeo man, at times 82 Motfoofthe opera 84 Turning point 85 Madrc's brolher 88 Cake topping 91 Forced outward 92 Browsing 93 Sort of 96 Hawk's court 97 Jayneand Audrey 99 Skillful maneuver 102 Famed channel swimmer 104 From — 2 106 O.T. book 109 B.F. Goodrich's city 111 AZimbalist 113 "Deadly Nightshades" fiddler Helen 114 Norse god 115 Ants'digs 116 Shucks! 117 Rural sight 118 Alerted 119 —owl 120 80 Across, in Cuba 5/31/90 O1998 Los Angeks Times Syndicate ANSWERS TO TODAY'S PUZZLE ARE ON PAGE B4. Gift Certificates Available 825-8155 1-800-834-8151 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-3:45 CliucJS.it. Special Discount I from our Nail Tech's Nails, Fills, Wraps & Acrylics. Call for an Appointment. Momltiy, Tiiesility, Wt'dni'stlity Academy of Hair DESIGN Your Total News Source the Salina Journal Coming Soon... The art of *" THOMAS ' KINKADE, Fine Prints, Custom ( Framing & Matting 1 785-823-8663 As ofJune 1 Looking forward to seeing you at our New Location 724 Washington Studio located on Phillips Street We arc now working h appointment due to flexible hours. Custom Work -Business & Residential -Churches Call 825-8253 for appointment. Salina • Kansas Total News Source Salina Journal The Clock to 1978! .»•(? 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