The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 145
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 145

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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r,M.MM,,.i.lilii.,Jii..,i.l,it BY JANC Jliijpa - fett ' pm mm pM p; M Ml Bruce Willis (c) and co-stars prepare to blast off Slrart Cut to a More 'Serious1 Lock Television newswomen want to be taken more seriously, and judging from the new, sleek coifs of Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric short hair is part of a serious image. "It 's time to get rid of the 'broadcast look ' i ..a to save si.. Earth from Si an asteroid in the film Armageddon, which opens stiff helmets of hair, with every hair sprayed into place," in July (f A Tuna Substitute With a Problem The tuna supply is running low, so the U.S. Agriculture Research Service (ARS) is working on an alternative: big-head carp, now being raised in Arkansas. They're lighter, less oily and lower in calories than tuna. Taste tests were successful, with 60 to 70 of consumers saying they'd pay as much for carp as canned tuna. "Ifs the Cadillac of fish for Asians," notes Don Freeman of the ARS. The hitch: U.S. chefs won't put the name "carp" on a menu. "They wish we'd call it something else," says Freeman. says Herve Bauge of New York 's Peter Coppola Salon, who was brought in to update the hairstyles of Donna Kelly and the rest of the CNN crew. "They go into every-body's living room. They shouldn 't look so perfect especially early in the morning. " Or maybe these women are just busy. Lisa McRee of ABC's "Good Morning America" gave us the reason for her own short cut: "It's easy. " Disaster From Space, Hollywood-Style What if an asteroid were discovered to be on a collision course with Earth? That's the crux of the disaster movie Armageddon, based on concepts Diane Sawyer: No helmet of hair developed at NASA. For the film, Bruce Willis trained with . . .""V real astronauts, and film crews ii!,lmh tfimmmmmmmammmmm shot at Mission Control in Houston and on the shuttle launchpad in Florida Joe Allen, a former astronaut who logged 314 hours in space, also helped to make the film realistic. Why such cooperation from NASA? "I made Top Gun, which was great for Oi Carp: Will bighead be a big hit? the Navy," explained Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer. And what about the Cocoa Puffs covering the floor of the film's set like "space dust"' Kenny Bates, the stunt coor dinator, explained: "It looks good blowing across the lens, S2Jsr Sitct Fcr Ete.3 A break through procedure to treat glaucoma an eye disease in which fluid buildup puts pressure on the optic nerve, which can lead to blindness-is now in trials at 10 U.S. medical centers. Called "wick surgery," it involves inserting a small collagen wick in the "drain" that circles the cornea, to draw it"1'',' , J"" -"1' and it's biodegradable.' Jobs Lost, Last month, 43,919 U.S. workers lost their jobs, j bringing to 268,966 the number cut in the last five months. Since 1989, about 4 million jobs have been lost, and at least a million more j wUI go by the year 2000, says ) John Challenger of the out- placement firm QtaHenger, Gray & Christmas. Tftegnad news; Though more than ) 40,0OQ jobs year art lost, j new ones are being created at a rate of 200,000-250,000 ,. a month. That i at ksst 42 rmUmn by 2000. Infurninate- i (BO off fluid. It's safer than the old surgery, called trabeculectomy, since the eye isn't penetrated. Wick surgery awaits FDA approval. "Within five years, this may be the most common operative procedure for glaucoma," says Dr. Gregory K. Harmon of Cornell Medical Center and the Glaucoma Foundation, For more information, call 1-800-GLAUCOMA. h, many are Inw-pajiingjubs.

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