Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 15, 1988 Page 15 On Television TUESDAY @1988ThcTV ,., s ,, nqGroup , nc Ftwor ,, TX March 15 e® o o o o o® a ® o (E> a> (B OQ ® a 5PM Family Tics (:05) M'ster Dif. Strokes Final 4 5:30 News (-.35) L & S Happy Days Aroer. Muscle News Newlywed G.I. Joe Love Connect M'A'S'H Jem People's Ct. 8ig Valley Star Trek Sesame Street OuckTales Hews Win, Lose Superior Ct. Double Dare WKRP News People's Ct. 6PM News (:D5) Alice Fad of Lite SportsLook News News Fact of Life 6:30 NBC News (:35) Brnett 3's Company In PGA Tour ABC News CBS News WKRP News Crazy Like a Fox Family Ties Survival Wltl Happnin' Now News News Mews Cheers Bus Rpl Happy Days NBC News CBS News ABC News 7PM M'A'S'H (:05) Andy Bosom Buddy SportsCntr ET Jeopardy! 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Affair Crime Story Cagney & Lacey thirtysornething Sadistic Son-In-Law Worries Mom Dear Ann Landers: My daughter married a young man who has a history of ''social problems." They have a 6-month-olci baby. In order to help out financially, she works two or three nights a week. In the last year, "Doug" has killed two and possibly three cats. He did away with one, a stray that was a nuisance, by shooting him with a pellet gun. The second (one of their cat's kittens) was injured when she got under a rocking chair. Doug drowned the little thing to put her out of her misery. The possible third, a kitten who wouldn't use the sandbox, "disappeared" suddenly. My daughter suspects that her husband killed this kitten, but in his defense says, "He was so upset he cried when I told him the kitten was missing." 3 am uncomfortable knowing that my son-in-law is alone with my grandchild two or three nights a week. My daughter insists that he would never hurt the baby and accuses me of talking against him. (I confess that 1 was not enthusiastic about this marriage.) 1 asked her to consult a psychologist to assure herself and me that there is no potential danger to the Ann Landers baby. She replied, "I'm not worried. Besides, 1 can't afford it." (Her husband earns $48,000 a year.) What do you think, Ann? - ON EDGE, OHIO DEAR ON EDGE: Your daughter should consult a mental health professional at once and not be so pca-pickin' laid back about her husband's sadistic behavior. The history of almost all serial killers reveals that when young they performed acts of extreme cruelty toward animals prior to committing atrocities on humans. Show this column to your daughter and tell her to get with it. The situation you described is frightening. Dear Ann Landers: Since women entered the work force, family life has deteriorated, the number of divorces and broken homes has increased, children have become brazen and disrespectful, alcohol and drug abuse is on the rise, and dirty language is everywhere. Some women consider motherhood a tiresome, thankless job, but it can and should be joyful. God gave women reproductive organs and, by so doing, appointed them the designated nurturers. Who do children call for when they feel pain? Mother. We can learn from animals. They take better care of their young than most humans. • But fathers must not underestimate the importance of their role. Family life means the whole family for evening meals. Both parents should attend PTA meetings, and someone must be at home when children return from school. They need a pair of parental ears to listen to them talk about the day's accomplishments or the disappointments and failures. Women who cannot provide proper mothering should not have children. This means family planning and the use of contraceptives or the rhythm method, depending on your religion. If there are any problems relating to this subject, they should be resolved before marriage. I'm going to sign off with the title you're going to pin on me. - MALE CHAUVINIST IN PENSACOLA, FLA. DEAR M.C.: The vast majority of mothers who work need the money. You have made some valid points, but I felt the need to straighten you on on this one. Thanks for the essay. Planning a wedding? What's right? What's wrong? "The Ann lenders Guide for Brides" will relieve your anxiety. To receive a copy, send $2.50 plus a No. 10, self-addressed, stamped envelope (39 cents postage) to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1)562, Chicago, III. 60611-V562. ANN LANDERS® ^ISflS, Los Angeles Times Syndicate and Creators Syndicate Dental Implants Still Have Some Kinks Q: ! have been interested in dental implants and know little about them. Would you discuss this? A: The cumbersome problems of dentures have been studied by dental surgeons for many years. It has always been a hope that some method of implanting teeth into the bones of the jaws may replace the need for artificial dentures. Today there is great interest in using special metal blades by surgically implanting them into the bones of the upper and lower jaw. The operation is not a difficult one. Yet people should not fall prey to the extravagant promises that are made by some dental surgeons in their newspaper advertisements. I have seen and read these ads in iocal papers. I have a sense of revulsion towards such advertisements and fear that they may reflect badly on dental surgeons. Not all of Die kinks associated with dental implants have been worked out. The so-called ideal patient for these transplants needs careful study. Health Drs. Lester L. Coieman & Steven Andrew Davis The possible involvement of the sinuses, the inadequacy of bone support and possible medical conditions that exist may interfere with a good result. Before anyone entertains such extensive and expensive procedures, multiple opinions should be obtained. Only with objective evaluation can that ideal patient be found. — L.C. * * * Q: I have heard the term used in medical conversations for several years but I am still not sure exactly what is meant by a "differential diagnosis." Could you explain this? A. A differential diagnosis is built into the way doctors are taught to think. A differential diagnosis is a working list of all the possible things that could be going on with a patient. For example, suppose a patient has chest pain. After a history and examination, the doctor then asks himself: "What's the differential diagnosis" for this problem; what are all the things this could be? Chest pain could be heart pain, it could be a blood clot in the lungs, it could be a pneumonia, it could be a muscle spasm, it could even be an ulcer. The differential here seems broad, but it's supposed to be broad. Remember, this is a list of all the things this could be, even if the odds are remote for most of the things of the list. It's the doctor's responsibility to keep all the possibilities. in mind before making the diagnosis. Now, somewhere on the list for chest pain may be lung cancer — so it's included when discussing the case. If the patient sees that chart or overhears the conversation, he could be unduly alarmed. Just because cancer is somewhere on the list doesn't make it the diagnosis. A differential diagnosis takes perspective to understand. That's why some doctors appeal- secretive or decline to speculate when the patient says "Doc — what could I have?" The differential diagnosis is not license to be deceptive, though; rather it's simpiy a written or verbal list of the realm of possibilities in the doctor's mind. — S.D. * * + Drs. Coleman and Davis welcome questions from readers. Please write to them in care of this newspaper. How To Get Most For Your Money DEAR CONSUMERS: Here are some tips on how to get the most for your money and how to help avoid problems when planning to purchase an item, especially an expensive one. 1. First, check what type of product yon need and any special features that may be important. 2. Always compare different brands. Ask friends for their recommendations and read comparison reports. Check your library for magazines or publications that contain information about the product you are interested in. 3. Look for a store that has a good reputation and watch for their weekly sales. Another good idea is to contact the local Better Business Bureau (BBB) to find out whether or not the company has had any serious problems or complaints against it. It only takes a phone call. 4. Check the store's return and exchange policy. Just because an item is advertised as a bargain does not always truly mean that it is! , 5. Always take into consideration the extra charges, such as installation, service charges and delivery tees. 6. Always read all the warranties and be sure to understand your part of the agreement. Be sure of what you need to do in case you need to contact the manufacturer. Do they have a toll-free Heloise phone number? Read contract terms carefully; all blank spaces should be filled in before signing. It's worth your time and effort to get the most for your money. — Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, Texas 78279 FREEZER TIP Dear Heloise: Recently I saw an item in your column about how to keep food frozen in the freezer when the electricity is off for several hours. A few years ago in July, our electricity was off for a long time. I had a freezer full of food and we were on a tight budget. I was ready to push the panic button when my uncle, who was visiting us, told me to get every blanket, quilt or spread I could find and bring them to him. Together we pulled out the freezer (upright) and wrapped it on all sides and top with several layers of everything and anything I could lay my hands on including sheets, coats and towels. Many hours later when the electricity came on, my friends and neigh- bors who had used dry ice had half-thawed food. When we unwrapped my freezer, there was still frost on the shelves. The covering acts as an insulation to keep the cold air in — just remember to plug the freezer back in when the electricity comes on. — Mrs. Mary Stewart, Council Bluffs, Iowa NEW FABRIC SOFTENER USE Dear Heloise: 1 just returned from visiting relatives in Norway and they told me their secret for removing fishy or strong odors from their hands — they wash them with fabric softener diluted with a little water. I tried it with American fabric softener when I returned and it worked perfectly. — K. Hvistendahl, Rowayton, Conn. SEWING MACHINE Dear Heloise: A quick way to thread your sewing machine when you are ready to change the thread is to break the thread at the spool and pull it out of the eye of the needle, leaving the rest of the machine threaded. Then put the new spool on and tie it to the thread left in the machine. Take the end pulled from the needle and "MERCENARY FIGHTERS' Mon. • Thur. 7 pro "FOR KEEPS" pc-13 Mon-Thur. 7:15pm 'Dallas' Has Seen Many Changes Over Years LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was 10 years ago that we first met the Ewing family, those oil barons of the Southfork Ranch andCBS"'Dallas7' How times have changed — and how "Dallas" has changed. Few people today remember that the original star of "Dallas" was Pamela Barnes Ewing, played by Victoria Principal, and that her marriage to Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) would give the show its theme of "Romeo and Juliet." The feuding Barneses and the Ewings would be the show's Montagues and Capulets. It was even considered, but only briefly, that Bobby would be killed in the fifth episode and it would be Pam vs. the family. J.R. Ewing, played by Larry Hagman, was a supporting character, and his wife, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), was such a minor character she didn't even speak in the first show on April 2, 1978. The script referred to her only as the "brunette on the couch" and didn't identify her as J.R.'s wife. Still, Hagman emerged with the meatiest role in the first show and he made the most of it, "Dallas" was actually a spinoff of "Knots Landing," although "Dallas" got on the air first. The Dallas locale was picked because CBS and Lorimar Productions wanted to get away from the usual Los Angeles background. "It all seems like yesterday and a hundred years ago," says Leonard Katzman, the current executive producer. He has been with the show since the beginning except for the season when both he and Patrick Duffy left the show. He calls it "the season that didn't exist" because it was all passed off as Pamela's dream wheh Duffy returned. He says there is some talk of putting together a retrospective of the show's 10 years during the summer for a special. "We came on in the spring with five shows," he recalls. "As far as we knew that's all we were going to do. Then CBS picked us up for seven more shows. Then enough shows to complete the Larry Hagman first full season. We had a cliffhanger that year, but nobody remembers it." Few remember the first cliffhanger, in which Sue Ellen wrecked her car and you didn't know if she and her unborn baby would survive. The second cliffhanger, in 1980, caused a phenomenon around the world that was unprecedented in the history of television. "Who Shot J.R.?" was on the lips of millions upon millions of people, from Seattle to New York to London to Paris. By the time it was revealed that Kristin had pulled the trigger, "Dallas" had climbed to No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings. It reigned over the ratings for the next four years, slipping once to second place, until NBC overtook CBS as the first-place network and "The Cosby Show" put the sitcoms back at the top of the ratings. Jim Davis, who played Jock, the patriarch of the Ewings, died in 1981. "Jim represented something we've never been able to recapture," says Katzman. "As bad as the boys could be, if he walked into a room and told them to knock it off they did. 1 think the audience responded to that strong head of the family and the warm woman (Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie) at the other end of the table." CBS Premiering 4 New Shows NEW YORK (AP) - CBS is beefing up its schedule with four new comedies, but from the looks of the first three, the shows themselves will need some beefing up before they will help CBS. Because of its hour-drama- heavy schedule, the network wants more half-hour sitcoms. Thus "Eisenhower & Lutz" premiered Monday night in two half hours, before and after "Newhart." Its regular time period will be Monday in place of "Frank's Place," which moves to Tuesday. "Trial and Error" and "Coming of Age" make their debuts tonight. A fourth comedy, "The Dictator," also was to have premiered Tuesday, but it has been delayed by the writers' strike. In the meantime, CBS will bring back "My Sister Sam." The most promising of the three new comedies is "Trial and Error." It falters occasionally in the premiere half hour, but mostly lands on its feet, thanks to the comic abilities of its two stars, Eddie Velez and Paul Rodriguez. Velez plays John Hernandez, a clean-cut young lawyer just hired by a big Los Angeles law firm. His childhood friend and now roommate, Tony Rivera (Rodriguez), is a T-shirt entrepreneur. Rodriguez, a stand-up comic, delivers the one-liners with professional aplomb. carefully pull it until the knot, is pulled all the way through. Break the thread above the knot and thread the needle. — Yvonne Gett, Durham, N. C. HAND LOTION Dear Heloise: 1 buy hand lotion in a tube. When the last squeeze came out, 1 always thought there was no more and threw the tube away. I squeezed the lotion as far to the end as possible. Then with a pair of scissors, I cut the top off and found there was still half a tube left. 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