The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 31, 1998 · Page 48
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 48

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There's only one way a kid can earn $20,000 and a trip to Universal Studios Florida® jast for playing with his food. The Oreo Stacking Contest is back. And if yocir kids stack their cookies right, they could win some really great prizes.' Every store winner gets an Oreo watch. Finalists get a chance to travel to Universal Studios Florida-the only place on Earth where you can ftide the Movies 3 -where they compete for the grand prize- a $20,000 OS. Savings Bond. To enter, visit your participating store. For more information on where and when, call 1-300-ONlY OREO or visit WWW.OreO.COm. And start your kids stacking/ No purchase necessary. Void vihere prohibited ln-s:or» portion cf contest enu 8/16/98. Mus: be 12 years ol age or younger as ol can ol in-store contest. Many will enter and tow will win. Odds ol winning depend on number ol entries recaivetl C1996 Nabisco. Inc. 01998 Universal Stucios Florida. A Universal/Rank Group joint venture. All rights reserved Mail • High five for Larry Bird Thanks for the wonderful article on Larry Bird's success as a coach ("Managing to win," April 24-26). As a huge Bird fan, I'm glad to see him back in the spotlight and proving he knows the game on and off the court. After carrying the Boston Celtics to three national championships and coaching his Indiana Pacers to one of the league's best, there should be no doubt Bird is truly a legend. Jennifer Lyon, New Creek, W.Va. • A gift with many happy returns I read the article by Reg Green about his young son, whose death and organ donations helped improve the lives of seven strangers in Italy ("From a child's death, the gift of life," April 24-26). Donating organs is something everyone should do, but our local hospital doesn't remove them. How can I ensure my organs will be donated? My family already knows I want to donate my organs and tissue. Sharon Pettigrew, Peru, III. Editor's note: As we reported, signing a donor card is not enough. Your next of kin must agree to donate your organs after you die. For more information, call 1-800-355-SHARE. • "Fixing" genetic mistakes There is probably good justification to "fix" genetic defects like those mentioned in the "National Forum" — Tay Sachs, hemophilia, Down's syndrome, diabetes — provided the "fixing" can be done safely and without bankrupting the health care system (see "Results of April's National Forum," Page 16). But there should be a ban on purely cosmetic fixes: weeding out "thunder thighs," changing noses, programming hair color or type (curly or straight) and characteristics that advanced genetic science might someday be able to do. The idea of "designer embryos" is repugnant and smacks of the Big Brother horror of 1984. J.M. Stevenson, Ogden, Utah Write to USA WEEKEND, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22229-0012 (e-mail: lettets@usaweekend.com: fax: 703-276-5518). Include a phone number. C3 8 USA WEEKEND • May 29-31,1998

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