The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 24, 1981 · Page 30
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 30

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Page 14 The Salina Journal's Budget Saver Tuesday, November 24,1981 Here's How ) Fresh water better than pop **a Don't lay tiles over hardwood By GENE GARY Copley News Service Q. Please advise as of the procedure to use in laying ceramic tile in ov entry and hallway. We now have hardwood floors. Should we remove the hardwood and what hind of base do we need for the tiles? — T.W.E. A. I would not recommend laying ceramic tiles over hardwood floors for two reasons. The structure of the floors might not be able to bear the additional weight Also the ceramic tile would raise the level of the floor in the entry and hallway considerably above the level of other floors. There are many beautiful designs in vinyl floor coverings, some of which resemble ceramic tile, and it would be much easier to install. Even if you remove the hardwood, you may not be able to get an even level, It would be a big, big project Q. I see the letters Btn used in advertisements for room air conditioners. I cannot find anything in the dictionary about them. What do they mean? — Barley M. A. The letters stand for British thermal unit. Each unit stands for the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. While other considerations enter into the quality of a room air conditioner, it usually can be assumed that the higher the number of Btu's, the greater the cooling capacity of the machine. A conditioner rated at 6,000 Btu's is capable of removing that many units of heat each hour.. Q.Yon once mentioned a special tinting agent that could be used on windows to cot the glare. We live?«n the waterfront, facing west, and we have a problem with too much son and, of course, the glare off the water. Is it something we could apply, or is it a commercial job? Is it expensive? Does it last? Is it readily available? If not, could yon suggest a source? We will appreciate any suggestions. — Heln Mary J. A. There are many firms that do glass tinting. Look under the classification "Glass Coating and Tinting" in the telephone Yellow Pages for those in your area. You can also obtain thin tinted plastic sheets in different colors for this purpose, available at building supply stores which you possibly could apply yourself. However, for a one-term solution, we would recommend the professional tinting job, which should least indefinitely. I have no knowledge what the cost would be in different areas. You will need to check directly with those who offer this service. CONSUMER CARNIVAL by GIUFFRE Copley News Service Q. My friend's physician said that diet soda pop should only be used by diabetics. I thought it was also to be used by people who don't want all those calories. Are diet and regular soda pop equal so far as being bad for ones health? — A.G, El- khart,LML A. My opinion is that diet sodas are not a necessity for diabetics or non-diabetics. Neither diet sodas nor regular sugar-sweetened pop drinks are "good" for one's health, since they contribute nothing of value other than the water they contain. Regular sodas are known to contribute to tooth decay and add extra calories to the already high-calorie American diet Even the individual who needs extra calories, would benefit more by drinking something nutritious, such as fruit juice or milk. The sugar-free diet sodas are sweetened with saccharin, which is currently under attack as a suspected cancer-causing agent My vote is to drink good fresh water and skip both the diet and regular sodas. — Joyce Knott, registered dietitian, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. Q. I am 72, and was recently diagnosed as having chrome aggressive hepatitis. Please tell me about this condition, Le., its treatment methods and duration of condition. — D.W, Columbus, Ohio A. Hepatitis is a general term that describes a diseased state of the liver. Hepatitis may be due to a variety of disparate causes ranging from the commonly encountered drugs, alcohol, the antihypertensive agent methyldopa and the anesthetic halothane,-as well as a variety of infectious agents. Medical science has identified numerous viruses which may cause hepatitis. The most frequently incriminated are referred to as types A, B, and non-A, non-B. Most people who develop hepatitis, from whatever cause, go on to healing. Occasionally, however, a chronic inflammatory state intervenes. There are two general categories of chronic liver inflammatory disease: chronic persistent hepatitis and chronic active (aggressive) hepatitis. Chronic persistent hepatitis has a good prognosis with healing occurring after many months and, less frequently, years. Chronic active hepatitis is suspected when symptoms persist for several months after the acute episode. Persistently abnormal laboratory values suggest the possibility of chronic disease. However, liver biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Chronic active hepatitis is a more serious disease. Whi- lemany patients will spontaneously remit, a significant percentage develop cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a term describing a small, scarred fibrotic liver which can no longer meet the metabolic and detoxifying requirements of the body. When cirrhosis is present, death frequently follows within one to five years. Treatment for chronic active hepatitis includes cor- ticosteroids which successfully induced remission in many patients and control disease in others. Corticos- teroids are not recommended for everyone. C Country Sates 9 AndSenrke Rt. 6 Salina 827-8511 BUY SELL V TRADE LOG SPUTTERS '499 >*************** $ USED CAR * iSAVINGTIMEl! * * •^CHuge savings on this group of like new low)|> C mileage cars. Act Now! These cars will be sold at under market value for "r clearance. Jf" * * 4tl981 CHEVROLET Caprice Classic 4 OooryL C Sedan, low mileage - Great Savings! .3 ^ 1981 CHEVROLET Citation 4 Door Hatch-^ £ back, extra sharp front wheel drive^ T^ car. ^r *K 1981 CHEVROLET Chevette 4 Door Hatch-^f -|t back, great economy car - equipped)!* *f right. -j ±, 1978 CUTLASS Supreme 2 Door Coupe, ex-w ^ tra sharp, nicely equipped. ^ J* 1978 CAPRICE 4 Door Sedan, 1 owner, J v* loaded with equipment. ^T ^K 1978 CHRYSLER Cordoba, priced to sell, ^f have many more top quality late mod-^ ^els to choose from. Come see us today. *r •* " Jf HOLM MOTOR COMPANY, INC. E»rainuc Salina Phone 825-1195 **************** BACON-CLARK DODGE "The Dealer That Bends Over Backwards To Save You Money" 632 S. Broadway 827-5522 USED CAR INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE 1978 CHRYSLER Le Baron Town & Country Station Wagon, loaded. Was $5,995 NOW 1976 CHEVROLET Silverado V4 Ton Pickup. Was $3,495 NOW 1976 CHEVROLET Caprice 2 Door Hardtop. Was $3,495 NOW .977 LTD 4 Door, automatic, power steering, air conditioning, cruise control. Was $3,495 NOW 1977 DODGE Colt, 4 cylinder, 4 speed. Was $2,995 NOW 1975 CHEVY Monza, automatic, power steering, air conditioning. Was «,495 ..NOW 1974 CHEVY Nova, 6 cylinder, automatic. Was $1,495 NOW 1980 PLYMOUTH Voiare Premier, V8. automatic, power steering, air, tilt wheel, cruise control, 60/40 split seat. Was $5,995 NOW 1977 DODGE Max! Van, 6 cylinder. 3 speed. Was $3,495: .'.NOW $ 5,495 $ 2,995 $ 2,595 '2,395 $ 2,695 $ 1,795 *995 S 5,495 $ 2,89$ 1975 VALIANT 4 Door Was $1,995 NOW 1976 GRANADA 4 Door Was $3,495 NOW 1975 OLDS Omega Hatchback Was $2,395 NOW 1978 TOYOTA Corolla Was $3,295 NOW 1977 CHEVROLET Impala 4 Door, automatic, power steering and brakes, cruise control. Was $3,495 NOW 1981 ARIES Station Wagon, automatic, power steering, air conditioning. New $1,620 NOW 1981 ARIES 4 Door, automatic, power steering, air conditioning. New $8.629.1 week only .NOW' 1981 HORIZON 4 Door, automatic, pow er steering, air conditioning. Was ».W5 NOW 1978 ASPEN 2 Door. 6 cylinder, automatic, power steering, air conditioning. Was $3,995 NOW $ 1,395 '2,795 $ 1,695 S 2,795 $ 2,495 $ 6,995 $ 6,995 $ 6,295 $ 2,995

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