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THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1998 Liz Smith Woman forges dad's signature Man makes wife feel worthless Treatments for canker sore pain Dear Dr. Donohue: I am continually breaking out with canker sores. They make it very difficult to talk. Is there anything I can take to prevent them? My doctor and dentist have not suggested anything. K.R. ear Ann Landers: My husband and I were mar-; Iried three years ago. Neither one of us is a cr.nnrr r-hirbm Ol ir fil"5t SDOUSeS DaSSed WffSV 0 Life is 'Cabaret' in new staging IF THEATER is the elusive art contrived by wily, mischievous talents to transport our minds to a different time and place for several hours,, while leaving the rest of us in our seats then the current Roundabout production of Cabaret in New M OpiUl V.I llivi-1 .. - ' - timo ICtn QflH Wf WJintpH tO UVC OUt OUT Dear Abby: My husband thinks he's better than I am because he earns money and I don't. I stay home with our three children. During a recent argument, he spilled juice on our new carpet. Vhen I asked him to clean it up, he refused, saying it's his car maining years in quiet comfort We get along togeth pet because he paid for it and it's my job to take care of his things. I try to explain that it's hard work to keep up a home fry Inn er Deauuiuny. u seems, huwcvci, my husband's daughter, "Jeanette," has an agenda of her own. A year after we married, my 74-year-old husband suffered a heart attack and then a stroke. This left him unable to talk or move on his own. Jeanette, however, assumed that her dad would never recover and proceeded to forge his Answer: manner sinca uc sometimes explained as an immune reaction to germs that normally live in the mouth. That explanation leaves much to be desired. If canker sores turn out to be a frenzied attack by the immune system, eventually a way to prevent them will be found. As of today, however, nothing prevents these painful pests. A tiny percentage of canker sore sufferers have a deficiency KJ and care tor the cniiaren, Dut Xr he says he'd change places I with me anytime if I could find York is the epitome of art. This thrilling, ingenious reinvention of the 31-year-old John Kander and Fred Ebb musical is vivid proof that theater must be a collaborative venture to succeed. Right off, however, I will commit myself to one of Cabaret's stars: Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. She is riveting! And she sings in a manner that has made the composers very happy men. I know Ann Landers Your Health Dr. Paul Donohue Dear Abby Abigail Van Buren a job that pays me the same amount of money he makes. He knows I don't have the skills to do that. He says he loves me, Richardson this because they told me so. (And remember, Kander & Ebb practically invented the fully realized Liza Minnelli.) Cabaret takes place in a cabaret literally. It's showing in a sleazy, uncomfortable night spot on West 43rd Street that has been renamed the Kit Kat Klub, just as in the musical. In addition to Richardson, there is Alan Cummlng, making his Broadway debut as the Emcee. Cumming's physical and decadent performance is not only chillingly masterful: It is jaw-dropping. Hot from her success in Full Gallop is Mary Louise Wilson as Fraulein Schneider. Add Ron Rifkin as Max and John Benjamin Hickey as the Christopher Isherwood character, Cliff. The chorus and orchestra are costumed in the grungy and grotesque makeup of the period Berlin, 1929. The actors and musicians wander throughout, playing on their instruments and flirting outrageously with the audience. Just forget you ever saw the movie or the original. This is today's vision of Weimar Berlin. Today's birthdays: Actor Norman Fell is 74. Designer Bob Mackie is 58. Movie director Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential) is 53. Comedian-actor Louie Anderson is 45. Actor Robert Carradine is 44. Actress Annabella Sciorra is 34. but I don't think that you can love someone you don't value or respect because she doesn't bring home a paycheck. Feeling Worthless In New Hampshire Dear Feeling Worthless: In 1989, 1 printed a letter stating the dollar-and-cents value of a homemaker. At the time, it was $52,000 a year, and the Employment Cost Index has continually risen. Your husband should be able to do the math. Later, I told another woman who described herself as "only a housewife": "In your home you are the director of health, education and welfare; the secretary of the treasury; the head of entertainment and public relations; the chairman of the House Rules Committee; and the chief operating officer of family planning. You'd have to be married to a millionaire to be paid what you're really worth." Give your husband some food for thought. Schedule dinner a little later for him tonight, and leave this column on his plate for him to digest. Dear Abby: I think you missed the real issue in the letter from "Enough Already in New York," the man whose company made him room with a gay colleague on a business trip. "Enough" managed to endure his discomfort during the trip. What he's had enough of is the ribbing from his co-workers after his return. Abby, the man is being harassed. The subject of the harassment is sexual in nature. Sexual harassment, homophobic or otherwise, should not be tolerated in any workplace. "Enough" should ask his co-workers to stop harassing him. If they persist, management should discipline them. If management fails to intervene, this man has a claim against his employers. Laurie Lleber Dear Laurie: You're right. I failed to see the forest for the trees. Thank you for the astute analysis. name as co-signer on a loan, sne ; was under the impression that if she didn't pay it and the co-signer died, she would be home free. Well, praise the Lord, her father made a miracu- i lous recovery. The collection agency is now calling : us, threatening to put a lien on our home. We don't ; have the money to pay back Jeanette's loan, and her ; father is heartbroken. We didn't expect our kids to take care of us in our old age, but we certainly didn't expect to have a 50; ; year-old daughter who was counting on her father's ; death to remodel her home. What should we do? ; Up Against It In Florida Dear Florida: Forging someone's name can be a ! criminal offense. Tell Jeanette that she must make ! good on the loan or you will have her prosecuted for ; forgery. (A handwriting expert could nail her in noth-; ing flat, and the hospital records should prove your . husband could not possibly have signed anything ; during that period of time.) I urge you to follow ; through. That scheming woman deserves no mercy. ; Dear Ann Landers: I am a 23-year-old woman, and ; this is my dilemma. Five years ago, when I was a col-. lege student, I met a wonderful young man. We be-: came best friends. Over the past two years, our rela-. I tionship has become romantic and committed. I love ; everything about him, and we seem perfectly com- patible, snaring the same views, goals and interests. I The problem is that I feel very little passion for I this man. Our love life is the only area of our relation-! ship that is not perfect ! Do I end it now in hopes of finding someone I can ; share all elements of a relationship with, or do I need ; to realize that every relationship will have its flaws? 1 1 truly care about and love this man, Ann. Would I be ! crazy to let him go? Lucky But Confused In Santa ; Clarita, Calif. ; Dear Santa Clarita: Your indecisiveness leads me to believe that you are not ready to think about mar-,' riage to anybody. After two years of a relationship that you describe as "romantic and committed," you ; say you feel very little passion for the man. I suspect what is really lacking is a sex life that knocks your ! socks oft ! Ann Landers appears daily. Write to her in care J of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West ; Palm Beach, Ha. 33416-4700. ; of iron, folic acid a d vitamin or vitamin B-12. This group is so tiny that it is almost not worth reporting. Chocolate, nuts and fruits push another small group over the canker sore precipice. I don't want to raise false hope, but the only way you can find out if you belong to this group is to avoid those items for a few weeks. Preventive solutions might be lacking, but treatments abound. i Dabbing a homemade paste of one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda and a little water on the sores is touted to bring relief. Jumping up to prescription items, a mixture of diphenhydramine, Kaopectate and viscous lido-caine in a ratio of 1:1:1 dampens the pain for some. Another prescription item, Kenalog in Orabase, is a paste applied to the sores. It's gotten good marks for pain relief. A brand-new product, amlexanox trade name, Aphthasol is a prescription paste that has won many fans. If the druggist has a hard time locating it, the manufacturer is Block Drug Corp. of Jersey City, N.J. Dear Dr. Donohue: What can you tell me about the new migraine medicine Zomig? My doctor has suggested it I'd like to learn more about it before I try it. K.V. Answer: Zomig zolmitriptan although marketed only recently, has a loyal band of migraine followers who attest to its effectiveness. It works like another recent addition to migraine treatment sumatriptan. Both block the release of inflammatory chemicals from nerves wrapped around brain arteries. Those chemicals dilate arteries, and dilated brain arteries fuel migraine headaches. Zomig also controls the nausea and sensitivity to light and sound that are frequent companions of migraine headaches. People who suffer from angina or who have had a heart attack cannot use Zomig. The drug can narrow heart arteries. Write to Dr. Donohue in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. THE LOCKHORNS bunny hoest and john reiner wfnrio8t t aot .com few Mr-rTJ rf less, f V SMJ ' Dear Abby appears daily. Write to her in care of The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. "IF YOO CONSIDER A SWIZZLE STICK A TOOL, THEN, YES, LEROY'S GOOD WITH HIS HANDS." Exercise seems to prevent gallstones by JOYCE JILLSON Horoscope factor in gallstone disease, researchers said. "The apparent protective effect is greatest for vigorous physical activity but can also be achieved through moderate exercise, such as rapid walking or hiking," the study concluded. A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported their findings earlier this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Most previous studies had found no clear link between exercise and gallstones, but the studies were small and imprecise. The few studies that did suggest a decreased risk of gallstones in physically active people could not rule out the effect of other factors, such as diet. ; - The new study is based on medical records and follow-up data about more than 45,000 male health professionals over age 40. In 1986, and every two years thereafter, they filled out detailed questionnaires about their medical condition, diet and health habits, including exercise. Participants reported their avj erage weekly time spent walking, hiking, jogging, running, bicycling, swimming laps or playing tennis, squash or racquetball. , Researchers compared 800 men who had newly diagnosed gallstone disease against the rest; In reporting their results, researchers called for a similar study in women, who are twice as likely as men to have gallstones. By Don Col bum The Washington Post The risk of gallstones appears to be lowered by regular exercise and raised by a sedentary lifestyle, according to an eight-year study of more than 45,000 men. One-third of all cases of gallstone disease in men could be prevented by 30 minutes of vigorous exercise five times per week, researchers concluded. Men in the study who watched at least 40 hours of television per week an indication of sedentary habits had more than twice the risk of gallstones compared with those who watched less than six hours a week. The findings suggest that exercise can help prevent gallstones in ways that go "beyond its benefit for control of body weight," a fers. You need time away from a business problem. Just wait; it will solve itself. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Dwelling on love disappointments only makes them worse. Activities done alone allow you to learn skills without pressure. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are protected by fate in all that you do. Dual romances are fun but really a waste of energy. A move made now helps you beat competitors. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Think and rethink all decisions. Let partners do all the talking. Behind-the-scenes power is yours use it or lose it. motivated to succeed. Family members are anxious to do tremendous favors swallow your pride and ask! Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Telephone a former love; you'll rekindle the romance. Brothers and sisters are not as mature as you are. Follow your intuition. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You must tell a close friend that something he or she does annoys you. If you don't communicate now, you'll stifle long-term chances for intimacy. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Financial success should be shared with your family, especially your marriage partner. Gifts mend badly damaged relationships. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A newly met acquaintance gives you just the encouragement you need. Say "yes" to enticing of If today Is your birthday: This will be a year of winning in areas where you once were a loser. Start a project over from the beginning; big success will come the second time around. - Aries (March 21-April 19). Re-evaluate your goals. Relatives want to help but may not know what to do. Accept invitations you would normally refuse. Taurus (April 20-May 20). Assert your claims, and you'll get everything. Let a current love know what you want out of a relationship, and your ties will be strengthened. Gemini (May 21-June 21). Jealous friends are not giving you the emotional support you need. Adventurous new activities renew your self-confidence. Cancer (June 22-July 22). Claim the property that is rightfully yours. Suddenly, you are ADVERTISEMENT Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). Make an overdue payment now, and youll still be in good graces. Romantic suspicions are M Trunk Show hand-pointed silks Victoria Potrovitza thru Saturday 1 0-5 by FRANK STEWART Sheinwold's bridge Test helps doctors spot offending foods New blood test speeds help to weight, indigestion, fatigue, chronic headache sufferers. PALM BEACH - A new blood test is helping doctors in Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida identify the foods and tr-. fine crofts and wearable oit In Gallery Square North. Tequesto 363 Tequesto Drive 747-5555 tuuJUJ.9Qllerv5.com ; '. South dealer ; E-W vulnerable NORTH KQ3 VKJ 4 OK52 10863 WEST 1072 S 109873 C 103 K54 Cm EAST AJ64 VA62 09864 92 additives causing such stubborn health problems as headaches, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, and weight Today's East thought every dogma has its day. Hence when South played dummy's jack on the first heart. East grabbed the ace and hastened to return his partner's lead. South took the queen of hearts, led a diamond to dummy and returned the 10 of clubs, losing a finesse. He won the next heart in dummy and cashed three clubs and three more diamonds, fulfilling the contract South next led a spade and made an overtrick when East had the ace. It wasn't a day for dogma (and seldom is). East can't beat the contract with a heart return. If West has the queen of hearts, he can't also have an entry since there aren't that many points in the deck. South will refuse the second heart and win the third, isolating West's hearts. East must instead hope West has an entry plus the 10 of spades. If East shifts to a low spade at Trick Two, West's 10 forces an honor from dummy. When South loses the club finesse, West leads another spade, and East takes three spade tricks. DAILY QUESTION You hold: 1072109873 10 3 K 5 4. Dealer, at your left opens one club. Your partner doubles, you bid one heart and he raises to three hearts. The opponents pass. What do you say? ANSWER: This decision is closer than it may seem. Partner thinks youll win nine tricks, and your hand is not totally worthless since you have a fifth trump that will produce a trick. Pass, but if your king of clubs were any other king, you'd bid game. RICK KIRKMAN AND JERRY SCOTT control problems. FREE SEMINAR The test detects the release of mediators by the body cells which cause these symptoms. YOU can AFFORD to have beautiful legs. Please attend our FREE informational seminar to learn about the variety of treatments available to eliminate unsightly varicose and spider veins. SOUTH 985 ?Q5 OAQJ7 AQJ7 Stfc WhI Nerth Eatt INT Pan 3 NT All Past Oacalag WW V19 These and other symptoms have been closely associated with the phenomenon of "food sensitivity". By many estimates, hidden reactions to foods and additives plague as many as 40 of peo AH attending ere entitled to a fire initial consultation. Jupiter office Wed, March 25 6pm Stuart office Thur, March 26 6pm Loxahatchee office Mon, March 30 6pm ple in the U.S. And the number is grow ing. BABY BLUES West Palm office Tue, March 3 1" 6pm Via f iUiJikiV TS I lOHAT P TCXI The test is part of a compre hensive approach to the care of u 1 m ik: ujhkt- liJ - wmn -7 people with food sensitivity 561-835-1336 VEIN CARE MEDICAL GROUP called LEAP. Available through the Oxford Nutritional Clinics of Florida, sufferers from across the U.S. report weight loss and relief, many for the first time 72ej4wete , Space if limited. Call for reservation. ever, ror tniormauon can ions free 1-888-NOW LEAP. S

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