The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 28, 1997 · Page 22
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B8 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1997 LIFE THE SALINA JOURNAL THE SUNDAY CROSSWORD Houses / Father in secret club 98 99 96 Megastore name 97 One of the N'xons His wife was a pillar of the community? Dutch treat 101 Track bet 105 Possessed 107 Cat nap 112 Fishing net 116 Quiets down 118 Renaissance musical Instrument 119 Mad 120 Jack Palance 122 Author Zola 123 Financial plus 124 Economist Greenspan 125 Under sail 126 Mach measure 127 Approaches 128 Camera part 129 Campus org. of the'60s 1 DOWN Immigrant from Acadia 2 Lessen 3 Start over 4 Eliminate 5 Arab chieftain 6 Twitch 7 Clear-witted 8 British gun 9 Henry VIII apologist, Bishop Hugh — 10 Actress Dunne 11 Shopping areas 12 Mexican moolah 13 Swallow one's pride 14 Regarding 15 Well-behaved 16 Actress/singer Adams 17 Peruse 19 Vision beginning 24 Bridal path 25 Safeguard "ALSO KNOWN AS" By RICHARD HUGHES ACROSS 1 Mustang or Bronco 4 Facts 8 Dirigible 13 Swiss peak 18 Drive the getaway car 20 Actor Jennings 21 — aves 22 Positive terminal 23 Carole Lombard 26 Ancient city aka Ilium 27 Artist's studio 28 Met 29 Relinquished 30 Most recent 31 Court VIP 32 Rlzzuto booth buddy Frank 34 Look wantonly 36 First lady 38 Universal 43 The Wreck of the Mary —" 47 Tony Curtis 52 Sicilian city 53 QuifWar correspondent ; Peter 54 Cuatro + cuatro 55 Sonoran sight 66 Like most campuses 57 Soccer score 58 Queen of Olympus 59 Fragrant wood 60 Actress Strttch 62'Man, e.g. 65 Buck add-on 67 John Wayne 75 Hold ill 76 Bruin campus 77 Reduce in rank 76 Record book 82 Charge 64 Dreadful 87 Island near the Firth of Clyde 88 Former pump abbr. 89 "Rule Britannia" 1 ' composer 90 "It's Always '. Something" author '. 92 Took advantage of 93 Lauren Bacall ANSWERS TO TODAY'S PUZZLE ARE ON PAGE B4. 31 Sports venue 33 Resound 35 Spanish rio 37 Large vessel 39 Identical 40 Equine slt-com, of old 41 — girl) 42 Bolsheviks' victim 43 Titus'ten 44 —Gay 45 What a listener lends 46 Elbows' connectors 48 Shroud of Turin, e.g. 49 Buck's mate 50 Beatltl 51 One-name singer 53 Spy 58 Rotter 59 Apple throwaway 61 Inquisitive 63 Elisabeth of "Leaving Las 64 Resinous stuff 66 Law partner 68 Castle of Havana 69 Toothpaste brand 70 Cheryl and Diane 71 Pervade 72 March composer 73 Weasel cousin 74 Necessities 78 Liability 79 German river 80 Italian wine area 81 Campus mil. training 83 Net, another way 85 Signed 86 Woodwind 89 Mr. Clean's rival 90 Antique auto 91 Chester Alan — 94 Gave In 95 Turkey server 96 With 103 Down, Sen. Margaret 100 Koreans, e.g. 102 Dam site In Egypt 103 See 96 Down 104 Sooner State city 106 Shock 108 Sicilian landmark 109 Creator of The Grinch 110 Attempted 111 Singer Paul and family 112 —chic 113 Incline 114 Rose's lover 115 Cleverness 117 Radio receivers 118 Brotherhood 121 Pub quaff FROM PAGE B1 C1997 Lot Angela Times Syndicate "There were probably 10 to a dozen boards that we just used over and over again because they were the foundation boards." Though building materials were in short supply, skills were not. They learned basic carpentry working on their tree houses, and both Mortenson and his brother would grow up to build their own homes. But as children, their tree house building techniques were enhanced by one physical trait — Jim was right-handed, and Mark was left-handed. That came in handy when trying to hang from a limb and hammer a hard-to- reach nail. "One or the other could usually manage it," Mortenson says. Ross Pritchard is not planning on a childhood career of building tree houses, but at age 11, he's already on his second. The first structure — built five years ago by Ross, his sister, Barbara, 16, and their father, David — was felled by a tornado that ripped the porch off the back of their house, in addition to snapping in two one of the three trees that anchored the platform tree house. The Pritchards' house was repaired posthaste, but it wasn't until this year that Ross and his dad decided to rebuild the tree house. "We decided to build one but make it better," Ross says. Ross drew up plans for the new tree house and can talk knowledgeably about such details as how they calibrated the angle for the roof beams. Improvements include a hinged trap door, plastic windows that slide open for ventilation in warm weather, a balcony that overlooks the soccer field at Indian Springs School (Ross swears it's close enough to follow the game action) and a convertible roof that can be raised or lowered depending on .the needs or height of visitors. As soon as the weather cools, Ross wants to invite a couple of friends for a tree house sleep- over. Unfortunately, his constant companion — the family's 3-year- old golden retriever, Barnie — will not be able to attend. Smart as she is, she hasn't figured out how to climb the ladder after T HOUSEHOLD HINTS Aloof cat alerts family to kitten's plight Dear Heloise: We rescued a feral kitten when she was 3 weeks old and brought her into our feline family of four. Today, Button (aka "The Terrorist") is a feisty 5-month- old. Steps, the dominant male and coolest cat around, usually ignores the young upstart. The other morn- ihg, Steps parked himself at my husband's feet and • meowed incessantly. This was so unlike his usu- HELOISE King Features al behavior that my husband thought it wise to see what the cat wanted. Steps ran to the living room door and stared hard at the front door. Button had slipped out when my husband got the newspaper, and now she was frantically clawing at the glass to get back in. Once the kitten was safely inside, Steps returned to his morning bath and his complete indifference to Button. — M. Beve, via email Dear M.: I'm sorry I don't have your full name and state, only your e-mail address. For those who e-mail, please include your name and address so we can print it (Heloisecis.compuserve.com). — Heloise Dear Heloise: My 2-year-old did not like water and was not getting enough of it. She complained each time I offered it to her, until my mom came up with a great idea. She suggested that I fill up a sportsman-type water bottle and put it on the lower inside door of the refrigerator. She loved it! She was proud of herself at being able to get her own drink and has actually acquired a love for water! This has solved many problems: My child is now getting plenty of water, she can get it all by herself, and this trick saves money on juices. My mom, Clinelle Moody, is truly wise and wonderful. — Brenda Tryon, Conyers, Ga. Send a money- or time-saving hint to Heloise, PO Box 795000, San Antonio TX 78279-5000 or fax it to 210-HELOISE. DO YOU REALLY HAVE ENOUGH TABLES! There are several guidelines to use concerning tables. First, if you want to have a really comfortable, easy-to- live-in home, you should have tables near most of your seating pieces and that's easier to accomplish these days because there's such a tremendous selection of shapes and sizes of 'tables. It's not difficult to find just the "right" table to fit by any chair or sofa. 1 Secondly, although tables are practical and necessary to hold lamps, refreshments, etc., they also have an important role to perform in making your rooms beautiful. All by themselves, tables can add decorator touches if you pick the proper looking tables for the different parts of your room. Look around your home. Ask yourself these two questions: Do you nave enough tables? Do you have pretty tables? If you'd like to improve QO either of those points, we can help. ALL TABLES ARE ON SALE -, n NOW Sherry Denning Get More Than a Test Score Get Back Your Life NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY Thursday, October 9, 1997 Free Screening Includes: • Written Self-Test for Depression • Screening Interview with Mental Professional • Educational Presentation Symptoms of Depression Include: • loss of pleasure • feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness • changes in sleeping and eating patterns • irritability, anociousness, restlessness • inability to concentrate • fatigue or loss of energy • unexplained aches and pains • thoughts of death or suicide Depression is an illness and effective treatments are available. Salina Regional Health Center LOCAL DEPRESSION SCREENING INFORMATION: October 9, 1997 4-8 pm Central Mall (Near Food Court) HOTLINE An Outreach Event During Mental Illness Awareness Week Supported in part by an educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company. "She really wants to get up there. I wish I could carry her, but she's gotten too heavy." Ross Prltchard speaking about his golden retriever, who'd like to attend sleep-overs at the tree house but can't climb the ladder Ross. "She really wants to get up there," he says, shaking his head. "I wish I could carry her, but she's gotten too heavy." A system for getting Barnie into the tree house is in the brainstorming stage. Far more primitive than Ross Pritchard's perfectly level tree house is the multi-level structure created five years ago by Chris Whitley, his neighbor, Mark Griffo, and their younger sisters in the woods behind the Whitleys' home in Vestavia Hills, Ala. The group built a series of triangular platforms, using found materials and lumber purchased with the proceeds from the girls' lemonade stand. Now that Mark and Chris have gotten too old for tree houses, the woods are primarily the domain of Michelle Griffo, 11, and twins Jennifer and Katherine Whitley, 12. Remodeling is an ongoing project at the Dead End tree house, which was named for a rusted street sign found on a trek through the woods. This summer, Katherine, Jennifer and Michelle replaced some of the tree house's missing railing and painted the boards teal green, in an effort to harmonize them with the environment, they say. The girls use the tree house as a place to play board games and tell ghost stories. More often, it also is a jungle gym for the trio, who fearlessly scramble up tree trunk ladders to the top platform, located some 20 feet off the ground. They exit fireman-style — via a metal pole set in the ground and lashed to the tree house's top level. Michelle's father, architect Jim Griffo, watches their activity without a word of reproach, but his thoughts aren't too far from the memory of Michelle's older brother stumbling out of the tree house and breaking his arm. "That's why I don't come out here," Griffo says. For his part, Lewis Armstrong ; never had to worry that his ; daughters' tree house was too > high to be safe — it never got built. About 20 or so years ago, Armstrong arrived at his home in Crestwopd, Ala., from work one a£ ternoon to find his two girls — Lois Dean, about 10 years old at the time, and Lindsley, about 7 — perched in the box elder tree. The tree's trunk already sloped at an angle convenient for climbing, but the girls had nailed pieces of wood to the tree to create a ladder. "We had a lot of scraps of lumber lying around. They didn't have any trouble finding wood or nails, hammers and so forth," Armstrong says. Some good refreshments Upon seeing her father, the eldest, Lois Dean, left her work in the tree and ran to meet her father and invite him to view the beginnings of their secret clubhouse. He admonished her that if she told people, it wouldn't be a secret. He remembers his daughter's reply: "It's still secret! 'Cause you are in our club! We made you a member of our club, and you are in charge of refreshments!" Wanting to fulfull his duties, Armstrong drove to the grocery store and came home with ice cream and candy bars. The club had its first meeting at the base of the box elder tree. "And that's about the only i meeting we ever had," Arm- | strong says. | Though construction never continued, several of the tree's ladder rungs still exist. Armstrong jokes with his neighbors that the pieces of wood lead to his daughters' secret clubhouse. ' "They didn't get very far," Armstrong says. "They were going to but never did get around ... but we did have some good refreshments." Your health is what we do For your health in October Breast Cancer Awareness Forum October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The YWCA, Altrusa International, Salina Regional Health Center and TCI are hosting a panel discussion, "Knowledge: It's Part of the Cure," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the YWCA. Participants on the panel include a breast cancer survivor, physicians and a nurse. Free Colon Cancer Screening Fecal Occult Blood Tests are available through October from most physicians. If you do not have a doctor, and you are over SO or at risk of colon cancer because you have a personal or family history of colon cancer or other colon diseases, pick up a screening kit at the Salina/Saline County Health Department and most local pharmacies, Also distributing the kits are the Salvation Army, Commission on Aging, Rescue Mission, Ashby House, Central Kansas Mental Health Center and Central Kansas Foundation. Free Depression Screening Central Kansas Mental Health Center, Hotline and Salina Regional are sponsoring a Depression Screening on Oct. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. near the food court at Central Mall. A booth will be staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who will answer questions and guide participants through the screening. October Seniors' Health Trip Destination: Wella Wella Mark Correll, director of radiation oncology, will discuss the community-wide colon cancer screening. The program is at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Conference Rooms 1 & 2 on the Penn Campus. Call 452-7272 to sign up. Helpful for the established and newly diagnosed diabetics. Ongoing classes through the year, convering various topics. Free! To register, call 452-7600. OJON CLASSES -Lamaze and Infant Care Classes-next session starts Oct. 29 -Breastfeeding-next class is Nov. 10 -Brothers and Sisters Class-Oct. 2 or Oct. 20 -Cesarean Childbirth Class-next class is Oct. 6 For more information call 452-7600. ! Support Group 'i$jtfc survivors and caregivers, * ays, |fiWWW, 452-6364. r*& Puffers 1 support group, first Friday, ^Itpi Campus p Room 3,452-6689. I ; Support Group | pd fourth Thursdays, , Swta F» Heartland Room, ivors :30 P .m., >Cenler West, 452-7037. mmr *mm Salina Regional Health Center

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