The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1982 · Page 12
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Monday, May 17, 1982
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Ballet In The Hospital 'Swan Lake' Gives Patients An Evening Out , 1 ilJ'! 'f l I''T"' 1 !t""'' '"'I'll' 5 - ..tgxl. By ANN DALY Everyone refers to the matinee Furness, England, she was an ama- Tranforming bare stage into a ballet fantasyland for Kane patient Vickie Dieter are Pittsburgh Ballet II members John Sakony and Charon Battles. as an evening performance. The cramped, setless stage springs to ' life, attendants play ushers and an- other day in John, J. Kane Hospital, Scott, does indeed turn into an evening out. -About 160 pa tients are treated, to a mini version of "Swan Lake" by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. ' The audience is typically impatient ("0 come on, get started," one woman grumbled), noisy (more than one shush" floated across the aisles) and appreciative ("They're good" echoed above the applause). For patients in a long-term care facility, such performances bring in "a little touch of the world," says Patti Irwin, patient care representative. Christine Gribben sits front row center in her wheelchair, so she could see every movement. "It was all so delightful! I could have sat here all evening." The 89-year-old woman's still-splendid manner and appearance belie her age. From Wilkinsburg, she has been in Kane for one year. In her earlier years in Barrow-In- A-12 Mon.,Mayl7,1982 if flTunina In Best Short-Wave Radio f By CONSUMER REPORTS I Dear Consumer Reports: In your most recent report on short wave receivers, which Yaesu model tested best? How was the Realistic rated? What about portables? Dear Reader: The $655 Yaesu FRG7000 performed best and was check-rated. The Realistic DX300 table model was one of the next four in the ratings order, as was the Yaesu FRG7. Although the Yaesu , FRG7000 scored significantly better than any other model in our 1980 tests, the Realistic DX300 and Yaesu FRG7 were reasonably good and much cheaper the Realistic cost less than half of what the top-rated Yaesu cost. The portable models tested were judged significantly lower in overall quality than the top five models, all of which were table sets. The Panasonic RF2900 was the top-rated portable, followed by the Sony CIF5900W. At 4,5 pounds, the Sony was by far the lightest portable tested. Dear Consumer Reports: I received an item through the mail that I did not order. Now the company is billing me. What are my rights? Can I ignore the bills the company sends? Should I return the item? Dear Reader: Under federal regulations, if unordered merchandise arrives through the U.S. mail, it can be considered a gift. You can refuse to accept unordered merchandise from private delivery services. You are not obligated to pay the bills the company sends you. Write or call the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection for further advice or information. Dear Consumer Reports: In the fall of 1979, I had an automatic stack damper installed in my oil-fired, two-zone hot water heating system. It worked well for a while, but after a year or so there were more and more frequent operating stoppages. My oil burner service man tells me that under certain circumstances, the damper becomes "confused" and fails to operate. Is it possible to adjust the timing on the damper, or make some other adjustment? I'd appreciate your advice. Dear Reader A lot of people have reported difficulties with their automatic stack dampers to us and to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. We are not surprised you're having similar problems, but adjusting the timing won't solve them. It should be possible to put in a bypass switch to keep the damper in the open position, which will let the furnace operate. Contact the manufacturer of your flue damper for instructions. Dear Consumer Reports: I have heard talcum powders contain asbestos. Could you tell me why the federal government permits companies to do this and endanger public health with a known carcinogen? Asbestos is never listed as an ingredient on any of the talcs. Dear Reader Talc is often contaminated with asbestos, a suspected cancer-causing agent, and the Food and Drug Administration has actively addressed that health problem. Tests run on the talc in talcum powders about seven years ago showed amounts of asbestos up to about 16 percent in some brands. The FDA asked the industry to remove the contamiriation. 1982, Consumers Union teur opera singer. "I like to come (to cultural performances) as much as possible. To anything. One can't be so choosy . . . One has to grasp at straws really." Mrs. Gribben's daughter-in-law is a ballet teacher. Ballet, she says, should be a part of every young woman's education. For the poise, the grace. "If one could walk, one would be going around like this." She waves her arms briefly, mimicking the fluttering arms of the swan queen. 1 This is the third year Pittsburgh Ballet has performed at Kane Hospital, which regularly schedules cultural groups (the American Wind Symphony, the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Chamber Symphony Orchestra and American Dance Ensemble) to perform in its tiered auditorium. The ballet was presented in conjunction with Kane's therapeutic recreation program. Individual, group, centralized and community visitation activities help to absorb the anxiety of long-term patients' lives and provide stimulation from the monotony of their days. Performing "Swan Lake" was Pittsburgh Ballet II, an ensemble of promising young dancers from the company school not yet ready for full company performances. Pittsburgh Ballet's Kane Hospital performance is part of the "Ballet Outreach" program. For the past six years it has performed free in the parks, hospitals and schools. Also part of this community program are ballet classes for financially disadvantaged children, dance scholarships to talented but economically needy children, lecture demonstrations and seminars. Today Pittsburgh Ballet II will perform at Mayview State Hospital, the last of five such performances in the past week. Other performances were at the Robinson Developmental Center, Dixmont State Hospital and May-view State Hospital. All performances are funded by the Allegheny County Cultural Bureau. -A MINI-EDITORIAL-I Here's a chance to stop a rip-off before it can even get started: If you live in Pittsburgh, be sure to vote NO on the question of giving City Council the right to raise its own pay every year. Jm ill. ',W'9A.. Press Photo by Robert J. Pavuchak Patient Christine Gribben, 89, congratulates dancer Charon Battles after performance of "Swan Lake" at Kane Hospital, Scott. Energy Talk For Elderly David Hollein, senior engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corp. Power Systems, will speak on "Energy and the Senior Citizen" at the 1 p.m., Wednesday meeting of the Pittsburgh Squirrel Hill Chapter of the American Association of Retired People. . The meeting will he held at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Ave. 1 1 Jl Ik H l DIAMOND TALK A session on diamonds Thursday will begin a series of free seminars on fine jewelry sponsored by Hardy & Hayes. The seminars, including presentations by store staff members and informal discussions, will be from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday nights in the store, Wood Street and Sixth Ave-1 nue, Downtown. The schedule is diamonds again, May 27; emeralds, June 3; gold, June 10 and 17; pearls, June 24; watches, July 1; appraisals, July 8. and rubies, July 15. To register for the seminars, call the store. WIDOWED PERSONS SERVICE will meet at 1 p.m. next Monday in St. Stephen parish house, 600 Pitt St., Wilkinsburg. Ruth Easley of the Carnegie Library will speak about the "Presidents Wives. Refresh ments will be served. CO o to S 3 CO to CC to CO re O to (9 WHITE RAIN HAIR SPRAY REGULAR, EXTRA HOLD, UNSCENTED, or ULTIMATE 7.5 01. EVERYDAY BSCOUHT PRICE $2.05 WHITE RAIN NON-AEROSOL HAIR SPRAY EXTRA HOLD or UNSCENTED 8 oz. EVERYDAY DISCOUNT PRICE $2.05 IB 800 Legal Notices ROGER S. Cunnlnghtm, Stoneclpher, Cunningham, Beard & Schmm, Attys., 125 First Ave., Pgh., Pa. fe?22. Notice Is hereby given ttiat Articles of Incorporation were filed with and approved bv the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrlsburg, fa., on the 5th day of May, 1982, for the purpose of obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation of a business corporation which was organlied under the Business Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved May 5, 1933, P.L. 364, as amended. The name of the corporation Is Mueller's Hardware, Inc. The purpose or purposes for which It was organized: The corporation shall have unlimited pawer to engage In and to do any and all lawful business for which corporations may be ; Incorporated under the Business Corporation Law In- eluding, without limiting the foregoing, the wholesaling and retailing of hardware and related products, and for these purposes to have, possess and enloy all the rights, benefits and privileges of said Act of Assembly. PUBLIC NOTICE , Pursuant to PA Act No. 175 of 1974, public notice Is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Personnel Appeals Board for the City oi Pittsburgh for the month of May, 182, has been re- scheduled. It will be held on May 27 at 9:30 a.m., In Room 411 of the City-County BulMIng, Plttsburoh, Pa. MELANIE J. SMITH, Director Department of Personnel STATE Civil Service Com-mlssion Hearings and Meeting, Wed., May 19, 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., May 50 & Frl., May 21, 9:30 a.ra. 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