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20 THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 s c Liz Smith Calcium reigns as health benefit Children should not visit inmate editor fjycoon, Woman leaves family high, dry 9 k ear Abby: Eight years ago, the most beautiful 1 woman in the world came into my life. Ill call 'her "Mary." We dated for seven months before she started asking for a proposal. I happily agreed, and in 1993 we were married. i ear Ann Landers: this is in response to ear Dr. Donohue: I am old 85. 1 have os- teoporosis. I had a bone density test, but the doctor has never given me the results. "Locked Down in Massachusetts," whose wife did not want to bring their young son to Should I get a better doctor? visit his daddy in prison. I support the wife 100 percent When my wife and I were married, her ex-nusoand was serving a three-year prison sentence. He was a drug addict who did everything from writing bad rhecks tn nnrtiHnatinor in Tell me about calcium. Which kind is best? MS. Answer: Calcium is king of minerals. Hardly a month passes without news that calcium bestows some new and wonderful benefit It strengthens teeth and bones. It's alleged to keep the heart healthy. Some swear it lowers blood pressure. It might prevent colon cancer. For some women, it alleviates premenstrual syn- V' - ! armed robbery aU to finance & his habit Two years later, she convinced me that we should buy a house. A year after that, she said she wanted to have cats in our home. I don't care too much for cats, but I gave in to two cats. Then she started yearning for children. When we married, we both realized that she could not get pregnant. So she began inquiring into adoption. I wasn't too fond of the idea of My stepaaugnter visited her grandparents every other weekend. Once, they persuaded us to let her visit her father in prison. We were not happy Your Health Dr. Paul Donohue Ann Landers Dear Abby Abigail Van Buren inaking waves f "y" HERE'S AN old-fashioned view that your -. II personal life should be kept private, and yl U that's my view." So says J. Shelby Biyan to ras Monthly's Low Talk columnist Evan Smith, iryan, the chief executive officer of ICG Com-nunications and a powerful fund-raiser for Dem-icrats, is the man who is supposed to be the ro-'iaantic fly in the sticky ointment of Anna Wintour's 'uarriage. jf Bryan, who will confirm only that he is separated from his wife, Katharine, says nothing more ' about about his relationship with Vogue's editrix. But Smith did at least get some biographical background. Tidbits such as he played football at Lamar High School in Texas. "I was a Redskin; I wasn't any good." Oh, but he was good at something. Today, Bryan's company looks forward to revenues of $1 billion next year. ,' And let me add this. I have heard only the most unsettling things about Mr. Bryan, all about how fascinating, naughty, thrilling, exciting and bad--boyish" he is said to be. Conversation about this tycoon makes him a cross between a movie star ' arid Lord Byron. And I am being told by everyone observing that the delectable Wintour is over the rfioon in love with him, more excited and happier than she has ever been in her formidable and c'otitrolled life. It isn't just his money, either, although, of course, money is always in vogue. ' JOAN JETT, that fierce pioneer of female rock and roll and the first woman to own her own record labels is pleased that her big '80s hit. Bad Reputation will be the theme song for NBC's quirky coming sitcom, Freaks and Geeks. Joan, still fabulously tough, is also still out on the road, giving shows that take the top of your head off! ' today's Birthdays: "Lone Ranger" Clayton Moore is 85. Actress Zoe Caldwell is 66. Feminist , author Kate Millett is 65. Actor Walter Koenig is 63. 'Actor Nicol Williamson is 61. Singer-actress Joey Heatherton is 55. Actor Sam Neill is 52. Singer Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) is 52. Singer Barry Cowsill is 45. Rock musician Steve Berlin (Los Lo-b6s)' is 44. Actor Joe Penny is 43. Actress Mary Crosby is 40. Singer Morten Harket (a-ha) is 40. Country singer John Berry is 40. ,THE LOCKHORNS bunny hoest and john reiner mmmmm " bringing a child into our home when we knew little about its medical or psychiatric history. Again, to make her happy, I agreed. Now don't get me wrong not a day goes by that I don't look at my son and thank God for him. Then Mary wanted to help us get ahead financially. We both agreed that she would be the one to return to college, since we could not afford to lose my income and my study habits are not great. So we struggled for two years to put her through school. After a while, Mary started going out with her friends from school for a few hours. Then the outings turned into all-nighters. Keep in mind, my son and I were at home while she was out partying with money we couldn't afford. Eventually she confessed to me that she'd had a fling with a guy she met. I forgave her by telling her that six years was too much time to throw away over one mistake. Two months ago, she told me she doesn't want to be married anymore. She moved in with her mother. We alternate weeks with our son, but he has trouble staying with her. Part of the reason may be that she yells at him for every little thing he does wrong. He's only 5 years old. Two days ago, she informed me that she's moving to Florida for an opportunity to attend school and have a good job. Mary does not want our son to come with her. In fact, she says she doesn't want him at all. Sometimes she says she wishes she could take him back to the agency. Abby, I gave my wife everything she wanted. Now she's leaving me high and dry to cope with the responsibilities of paying the bills and being a parent. Any advice? Deserted in New Orleans Dear Deserted: Only this, and it's offered with my sympathy for the treatment you have received from this immature and self-centered woman. The house will appreciate in value, and the emotional and psychic gratification you will receive from raising your son are priceless. If you can let Mary go without bitterness, you will be the winner in the long run. And consider counseling for both you and your son to help you through the heartbreak. Dear Abby appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 334164700. mmmmim about it, but were unsure of how to say no, so we let her go. Two weeks later, we found a card in her room from another inmate. That "nice friend of Daddy's" turned out to be a convicted felon who now had our daughter's name, phone number and address. No Tears for the Jailbird in D.C. Dear No Tears: Your letter conveyed the message far better than anything I might say. Thank you. Dear Ann Landers: I have been married to a wonderful man for 15 years. He has two children from a previous marriage a son, 'Trent," and a daughter, "Elsie." When my mother-in-law died five years ago, she stated in her will that her diamond engagement ring would go to Trent when he became engaged, and that Elsie would get her beautiful cocktail ring. The following Christmas, Elsie told me in confidence that she truly wanted the engagement ring instead of the cocktail ring. She gave me a sob story about Trent being Grandma's favorite and how she was always left out I fell for it, and let her talk me into giving her the engagement ring, with the understanding that if Trent became engaged, she would give the ring back to him. Six months ago, Trent met a lovely girl and proposed to her. When my husband told me to get Grandma's ring back, I panicked, and bought a ring that has a similar-sized stone, only the stone is a zircon not a diamond. I then called Elsie and told her to return the ring pronto. She refused. I have called her every day since, but she says the ring now belongs to HER. Meanwhile, Trent's fiancee had the ring appraised, and was informed that it is a fake. When she confronted me, I confessed. Feeling guilty, I purchased a genuine 1-carat diamond ring and gave it to Trent's fiancee, along with a fancy bouquet of flowers. I have called repeatedly to tell her how sorry I am, but she avoids me and has made it clear she no longer trusts me. My husband says I am to blame for this mess, and it is killing me. Sorry in Rock Hill, Ga. Dear Sorry: You did serious damage to your credibility, dear, and it's going to be a long time before you patch this one up if ever. If you continue to be contrite and straight with Trent and his fiancee, they may eventually believe you are truly sorry and forgive you. I hope, for the sake of family unity, it happens soon. B Ann Landers' column appears daily. Write to her in care oThe Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 334164700. mmmmmmmmmm drome symptoms. Of the many varieties of calcium, the best is the one that a person tolerates but also costs little. Calcium carbonate fits the bill. Women older than 65 ought to aim for a daily calcium dose of 1,500 milligrams. No more than 500 mg should be taken at one time so complete absorption can take place. Taking calcium with meals enhances its absorption. At mealtime, stomach acid is at its high point. Calcium absorption hinges on a good supply of stomach acid. With age, acid production wanes, so an older woman is best served by taking calcium when stomach acid is at its peak levels at mealtime. , With a little effort, most can get their calcium complement in food. Dairy products are the richest source. A cup of skim milk has 302 mg of calcium, and a cup of calcium-fortified orange juice has a little more. One cup of nonfat yogurt supplies 450 mg; a cup of broccoli gives 270 mg. I don't know if you need a better doctor. You do need a more communicative doctor. If the present one remains incommunicado, call him to wish him a fond farewell. The osteoporosis report goes into the detailed interplay of calcium, vitamin D and hormones. Readers who would like a copy can obtain one by writing: Dr. Donohue - No. 23, Box 5539, Riverton, NJ 08077-5539. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped (55 cents), No. 10 envelope and $3. Dear Dr. Donohue: I was under the impression that the ideal calcium for bone building was tri-calcium phosphate. I can no longer find it in drugstores. Isn't phosphorus vitally important? Please shed some light on this. J.M. Answer: The combination of calcium and phosphorus makes teeth and bones strong. Phosphorus (or its equivalent, phosphate) is found in such abundance and in such a wide variety of foods that it is quite easy to get far more than the daily requirement from food alone. Calcium carbonate is the calcium product most often used to boost calcium levels, because it is cheap and effective. It's a bit harder for the body to free calcium from phosphate for absorption than it is to free calcium from carbonate. If you're determined to use tricalcium phosphate, you have my blessing. It goes by the name Posture and is still made by Whitehall Laboratory. B Write to Dr. Donohue in care oThe Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 334164700. i-mhslOol.oofn "-' rYOU'RE ALWAYS TELLING ME TO RECYCLE, LORETTA . . . THAT'S LAST YEAR'S ANNIVERSARY CARP AND FLOWERS,' Horoscope by JOYCE JILLSON A FEW HOURS Or? YOUR TIME... mm CAN CREATE A LIFETIME OF OPPORTUNITY FOR ANOTHER: i Become a Trained CrisisLine Volunteer Today. Call 930-1234 BriptafpigpliJMaaaii msm Tha r(M fnn InAtumitiAH fd mi via Cmhiiuii N Place your ,' . results-getting Palm Beach Post ad today. , If today Is your birthday: The past is clarified and the fure is unlocked in the next three weeks. This month brings festive romance and a light-hearted approach to business. Aries (March 21-April 19). It's time to adopt a new work through which to examine money matters. Stop using finances as an excuse. Love escalates with one scintillating conversation. , Taurus (April 20-May 20). Muddled arrangements lead to a chance meeting. Possibilities to make a love connection are everywhere, no matter how far you go. Gemini (May 21-June 21). Pull back whenever possible. The lines of communication are garbled; double-check a friend's request before knocking yourself out. Cancer (June 22-July 22). Take a stand against undermining efforts. People around you may not be aware of their own jealous tendencies. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Indulge in your favorite pleasures, and you'll meet love in the process. You are certain of a positive future, which helps your self-confidence soar. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your heart and head connect today, so don't be surprised when you find yourself fluidly expressing your feelings. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Talk things over with a loved one or colleague it's too stressful to continue hiding. You may have to spend money to make money. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Express yourself on paper. You may have found true romance, but it is too early to ask for an exclusive relationship. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A career boost is the result of your high-profile project. Make the most of your opportunities by being more prepared than anyone else is likely to be. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you let your guard down, arguments are resolved. Job leads are solid. You find ways to structure your time much more efficiently than you have lately. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are lucky when you accept where you are now instead of wishing you were somewhere else. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). Increase your vitality by moving more quickly and decisively. Children are watching your every move. 930-1234 0 Call 820-4300. V, V, We are conducting a study on treatments for chronic low back pain using static magnetic fields. We are specifically looking for individuals who: Are between 60 and 85 years of age Have steady low back pain for at least one month, but less than two years. Have not used any type of magnetic therapy for back pain in the past six months. Can walk, climb stairs, and raise from a chair, but may sometimes use a cane, or walker. Have not had back surgery in the past year, or more than one previous back surgery. Sheinwold's bridge by FRANK STEWART The Biomotion Foundation If you think you might qualify please call Dana Wilhelm at (561) 650-6159 to inquire about additional study details. All individuals who are enrolled in the study will receive a free low back examination by a qualified medical doctor, and will receive modest compensation for time and travel. South dealer N-S vulnerable i.' NORTH 0 ? 1065 0 KQI873 K 104 The New Standard in Assisted Living EAST 64 "787432 052 8732 WEST AJ 10982 ?K9 0 A6 195 Lourdes Pavilion 311 S. Flagler Drive i I' Not even Tiger Woods hits every shot squarely, and no bridge player always finds the killing opening lead. But your leads can be consistently effective especially if you don't mind going against the book. Look at today's auction and West hand and pick a lead against 3NT. The actual West consulted the book and led the jack of spades, the top of his "interior sequence." Dummy's queen won, and South led the king of diamonds. When West took the ace, South was safe. He actually won 11 tricks by running the diamonds and clubs, then throwing West in with the ace of spades to lead a heart from the king. One reason for leading the jack from a holding like West's is to keep communication with partner. But West knew East had a poor hand and would play no part in the defense; hence, West should lead the ace of spades. As it happens, West picks off dummy's singleton honor. He can then force out South's king and get in with the ace of diamonds to run the spades. DAILY QUESTION You hold: K753AQJ 10 94AQ6.You open INT, and your partner bids three hearts. You raise to four hearts, and he next bids four spades. The opponents pass. What do you say? ANSWER: Partner's four spades is a "cue bid," promising the ace of spades and interest in slam. Your values are minimum, but you have good trumps. Since you're committed to a contract of at least five hearts anyway, show your ace on the way there; cue-bid five clubs. RICK KIRKMAN AND JERRY SCOTT West Palm Beach, FL 33401 ii i1 SOUTH K753 ?AQJ 0 1094 AQ6 2 0 i v in ' .. A II 0ff nfT 1 NORTH EAST 3 0 Pass SOUTH WEST 1 NT 2 3 NT All Pass a lU 0 ""if Ii il i J? 71 With more than 40 years experience in providing exceptional services to seniors of South Florida, the Carmelite Sisters and staff are committed to providing the highest level of quality Assisted Living, in an elegant environment. Their mission is to encourage independence, and foster hope, with dignity, respect, love, and excellent service. Opening lead - Choose it c1999, Los Angeles Times Syndicate 0 ,o;;,v- ii i( ii ii 8 " :, i 1,11 it ..HUH" g ! ; BABY BLUES a h " PAfSoOlTe,..6W6 8l6 SlSTEK ZOfcTTMhVlKAiLCFYOUft i :.. j l i ii ii ii ii "-'?: m ii ji M - A K . I. t I i I i . . . . 7J I -nii.liy a - i i - i I irnv- 1 r,, v 1 c Lourdes Pavilion, located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Downtown West Palm Beach, is part of the Continuum of Care of Noreen McKeen Residence and McKeen Towers. Our Residents will always have Priority Access into our Skilled Nursing Facility' Call 561-650-8900 To Schedule an Appointment ALF 9213 J? ' " iiUli Hi i On i t is m m m n it im i i i

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