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The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio · Page 10

Akron, Ohio
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Monday, July 19, 1982
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B2 Akron Beacon Joumji londJv 19. 1931 Advice Ann Landers Doesn't Kodak care about cutting losses? DEAR ANN: Recently I wrote a note to the people at Kodak, where I work, suggesting that they set up a "conscience fund" for employees who use their copy machines or come by other materials wrongfully and wish to make amends. I confessed that I had used their copiers for my personal use and signed my name to the note. Almost two weeks have passed and I have heard nothing. I really want to clear my conscience, but it seems the company isn't interested. Wouldn't you think large corporations with stockholders would be eager to cooperate with employees who want to play it straight? Kodak is very big here in Rochester and, if even a small percentage of their employees is ripping them off, it could add up to quite a lot of money. Please print this letter, Ann. I want someone at the top to take me seriously. C. S. Is Trying Again Dear C. S.: Here's your letter and my thanks. And now a word to the chairman of Kodak: Dear Walter A. Fallon: Please check the suggestion box and see if C. S.'s letter is stuck in a corner. I can't believe you people would ignore a suggestion like hers at a time when so many companies are suffering from record "shrinkage" resulting from the abuses described by C. S. If you don't care about the losses, please consider the morale. DEAR ANN: Be fair and print a letter from someone who disagrees with your position on gun control. I am a mother, 52, and have raised two sons, now 24 and 26. Our home is filled with guns collector pieces, shooting pieces, wall decor with Western nostalgia. My husband and I like to shoot quail and ducks. We are also fond of trap and skeet shooting. Our sons were brought up with guns. They were taught how to use and respect them. Tragedies do occur when young people get hold of guns. My question is, "Where are the parents?" You are right when you say something should be done about the nuts who are running around with weapons. But what is needed is a strong federal law for the criminal who commits a crime with a weapon, not a federal gun law. M. H. in R. I. Dear M. H.: I have no quarrel with quail and duck hunters, nor deer and bear hunters, for that matter. Nor do I find fault with people who decorate their walls with guns. But no one goes hunting with a Saturday-night special, nor have I ever seen one decorating a wall. Palm-sized guns are made for one reason only to kill people. I agree there should be a stiff penalty for anyone who commits a crime with a weapon, but there should also be a law that requires the registration of all guns, and it should be strictly enforced, which it is not. DEAR ANN: So "Statuesque in Chicago" thinks wearing a size-11 shoe is "a serious physical disability." I should have such a disability! Count your blessings, Bigfoot. Paraplegic in a Wheelchair Dear Friend: Your letter was one of the shortest I've ever printed. It was also one of the most unsettling. Thanks for shaking us up. We all take too much for granted. Field Enterprises Jf Medicine $Orf Dr. Neil V?; Solomon Removing a tattoo DEAR DR. SOLOMON: I had a tattoo put on my arm while I was in the Navy because it seemed like the thing to do. Don't ask me why. Now I'd like to get it taken off. Any suggestions? Ralph, Brooklyn, N. Y. Dear Ralph: I suggest you arrange an appointment with a competent dermatologist. At least one study has indicated that tattoos can be effectively removed with a carbon dioxide laser. According to the study, everyone who had their tattoos removed in this fashion rated the results as either satisfactory or excellent. Apparently the laser also has a sterilizing effect that reduces the likelihood of a secondary infection. DEAR DR. SOLOMON: How common is alcoholism in our country? George, Bryan, Texas Dear George: Alcoholism is the most common undiagnosed illness of the entire population of the United States, about 10 percent. Los Angeles Times Syndicate Ask Beth Beth Winship No more spanking DEAR BETH: I wrote you that my wonderful father spanked me instead of disciplining me in other ways, and you advised me to try to reason with him. Here is the result: He listened intently to my views. He agreed that we could compromise. In future, he will withhold certain privileges, but not use physical force unless my infraction was very serious; in that case, after a cooling-off period, if I admit to gross misconduct, he will put me over his knee. I have not been paddled since. The possibility is still a deterrent. I'm very relieved, and will strive harder to be a good daughter. Thanks for your advice. Ex Paddled Dear Ex: What a neat father you have! Congratulations to you both. DEAR BETH: I am only 15, and 5 feet 1, but I wear a 36DD bra. My parents keep telling me I should be thankful for large breasts, but I'm sick of obscene remarks from boys. How soon can a girl have a breast reduction? Sandra S. Dear Sandra: As soon as she reaches full development, usually around 16. Because very heavy breasts can create pain and even bad posture, this surgery is often paid for by health insurance, so discuss it with a plastic surgeon soon. Your parents are trying to make you feel better, I'm sure, but huge breasts are really not a blessing, especially at 15. Los Angeles Times Syndicate ACTION LINE Action Line will resume Thursday. etter plan on a two-day outing at this weekend's Akron Arts Expo With all of the attractions and fun crammed into this year's Akron Arts Expo-West, one might consider going both days, because one day might not be enough to enjoy everything. The third annual splash, sponsored by the Akron Recreation and Parks Bureau, Performing and Creative Arts Section, in cooperation with WAKR radio and TV, will be this weekend at Hardesty Park, West Market Street and Wallhaven Drive. Saturday hours to the admission-free event will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on Sunday, hours are 1 to 6 p.m. There will be demonstrations and sales by some 100 artists and craftspersons from all over Ohio, as well as Florida, California, Massachusetts and Indiana. Some of the items will be blacksmithing-iron works, quilting, kites, serigraphy, paintings, pottery, masks and soft sculpture. At 11 a.m. prizes will be awarded to the top three exhibitors by the judges: Marc Moon, widely known area watercolorist; Lowell Smith, prominent Hudson artist, and Dennis Meyer, associate professor of art at the University of Akron. THE CONTINUOUS entertainment will feature clowns, mimes, magicians and jug- About town Polly Paffilas j- v- glers and plenty of music jazz, contemporary, bluegrass, harmonica and bagpipe. Don't eat before you leave home. The food booths will offer hot dogs, hamburgers, steak sandwiches, barbecued chicken and rib dinners, shish kabobs, Greek gyros and pastries, natural cookies and breads, and several other tasty treats. There will be several special attractions during the weekend. Beth Blanchard, Akron Zoological Park naturalist, will bring some of her animal friends for viewing and petting from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the shelter house. Representatives from the Akron Children's Theatre will be there to "paint up" youngsters from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m., Buchtel Summer Theatre cast members will perform selections from Fiddler on the Roof. Summer Breeze 982 Another highlight of this season will be Summer Breeze '82, the second annual musical benefit concert sponsored by the Akron Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Sunday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Tangier s Sultan's Cabaret. CazzeU Smith, Akron Branch president, said proceeds from the program will provide financial support for the organzation and also offer a forum for gifted and emerging jazz musicians from this area. In the spotlight will be the Midnight Poets, a contemporary jazz group with EU bert Borom on the drums, Derrick James oh bass, James Caywood on keyboards, and; Todd Borom on trumpet, and the Wayne Atkinson Quartet, a standard jazz group, with Geri Brown as vocalist. Darrell Scott of WDMT radio will be master of ceremonies,; Tickets, $10 per person, may be obtained! in advance until Sunday by calling 836-4790 or 836-6933. As part of its affirmative-action pre gram, Ohio Edison Co. is supporting the Akron NAACP in presenting the concert. The committee is headed by Ray Borons Edna Lewis and Erlane King. it Cleveland stations fight for listeners Continued from page Bl shows, WJW scrapped its music programming and went after WERE's audience. Some AM insiders think only one of the stations can survive over the long haul. "WJW offered me $6,000 over what I was making at WGAR to join them," said newsman Mark DiMarino. "GAR made me a counteroffer that was enough to keep me there. But the main reason I didn't go was I thought it was too great a gamble. "It takes more than a year for a station to be successful in that market," DiMarino said. "And I don't think their owners are going to give them that much time." Such a format change is not done on a whim. News-talk is an expensive endeavor, given the cost of generating news and keeping good hosts. Neither Modell nor other WJW executives will discuss their investment in news-talk, but it is thought to be substantial. Miss Brunstein said the station will embark upon an "extremely heavy" promotional blitz by summer's end in an effort to capture the crucial fall audience. THOUGH SOME in the business are doubtful WJW can displace the well-established WERE, WJW management is confident its emphasis on local talk shows hosted by such prominent Cleveland personalities as Barnett and television host Joel Rose will prevail in the ratings war. But WERE program director Leonard Will insists that WJW's reading of the situation is full of holes. He said WERE's network talk shows give Clevelanders a "gateway to the United States. Now Cleveland can air its opinions nationwide," he said, via such national talk programs as the Michael Jackson show, produced in Los Angeles. 'News-talk is extremely expensive. When you have news and talk personalities, you double your staff automatically. Equipment is costly. And that investment must be made up in advertising dollars. Juli Dorff WHLO station manager "The quality of our programming is going to prevail," predicted Will. "ABC has far greater resources than I have. If there's a trouble spot in the world, like the Falklands, it's nothing to have Michael Jackson call Argentina, London and Washington for firsthand reports. That's normal for them, but I couldn't do it because of the cost involved." WJW staffers scoff at Will's "gateway" argument. They insist WERE went to network shows to save money, and that listeners prefer local talk shows over network shows where they must wait in line while Michael Jackson talks to New Yorkers and Chica-goans. WERE has the larger news staff, and devotes nearly twice as much air time to news as its fledgling competitor. Currently, WJW has only one "street reporter," but expects to add at least another by fall. AT THE SAME time, WJW's signal is stronger. While many outside Cuyahoga County have trouble receiving WERE, WJW broadcasts clearly to a multi-county area. The first meaningful ratings won't be in until late 1982, when fall ratings have been compiled. Media buyers those who purchase radio ads for clients say most will wait until then to decide if they'll hop on the WJW bandwagon. But a note of caution has already been sounded by an impartial third party: WHLO, the Ak ron-Canton AM station that dumped its news-talk format last year in favor of easy-listening music. "News-talk is extremely expensive," said Juli Dorff, WHLO station manager. "When you have news and talk personalities, you double your staff automatically. Equipment is costly. And that investment must be made up in advertising dollars." Ms. Dorff believes WHLO s news-talk format could have succeeded if the station had had the, resources to devote the necessary time to the project. "WJW is going to have to be patient," she said. "They'D have, to keep an eye on their talk show,, people so programming is controlled and organized." The sales staff has to be pre-,; pared for some jolts, too, she. said. Talk shows often raise difficult and controversial issues that sometimes lead to cancellation of advertisements. "The sales people must have a, stiff upper lip," she said. "The station will fare better in the long' run if it sticks to its gun. You; can't have a sales manager say-' ing, 'You can't do that you'll scare off my advertisers.' " Love and laughter fill Rose Kennedy' s home Continued from page Bl supporters of her son for coming by. She said she had been campaigning for 45 years and that she wanted to assure supporters that they shouldn't be shy about speaking. She said she hoped they would be encouraged to go out and speak. SHE ENJOYS having her children read to her because her eyes tire easily. Two of her favorite books are biographies of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Dag Ham-marskjold. "She likes current things," says Mrs. Shriver. "She doesn't like to discuss things of the past." Mrs. Kennedy's oldest child, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., a Navy pilot, was killed in 1944 during World War n when his plane exploded over the English channel. In 1948, her daughter , Kathleen, wife of the Marquess of Harting-ton, was killed in an airplane crash in France. "She felt," says Mrs. Smith, "that everything is done in God's will and that one has to go on as an example to other people. She thought that if she ever cracked that everybody else would crack. "On balance, she feels very positive about life. . . " She told Mrs. Smith last year that she married for love. "She said, 'I married for love and I got plenty of it.' I think she felt she was lucky." THE KENNEDYS were married for 55 years and she was devoted to her husband. She says they never had an argument in all those years. "She can't understand how people don't get along," says Mrs. Smith. 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