Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 17, 1988 · Page 5
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, March 17, 1988
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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, March 17, 1988 PageS People Logansport PREGNANCY HOTLINE — Cass County Crisis Pregnancy Hotline group will meet at 7 p.m. today at 1125 Sunset Drive. For more information, call 722-7202. COMMODORE CLUB— Logansport Commodore Cluij will meet at 7 p.m. today in the conference room at Rockwell International. A demonstration of IBM clones will be conducted. HEART ASSOCIATION - The American Heart Association will meet at 7 p.m. today in the boardroom at Memorial Hospital. * * * NAOMI SHRINE — Naomi Shrine 9, White Shrine of Jerusalem, will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in Harley's Party Place. Nominations and elections of officers will be held. Committee is Carl and Alice Long and Ann Heltsley. DEMOCRATIC WOMEN — Cass County Democrat Women's Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in Democrat Headquarters. F & AM — The Tipton Lodge #33, F & AM, will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, fellowcraft degree. Refreshments, John A. Heckard.W.M. * * * OES — Fidelity Chapter #58, Order of Eastern Star, will hold an open installation of officers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Masonic Hall. Nancy Rynerson will be worthy matron and Alva Parkins is worthy patron. Camden UMW — U.M.W. of the Methodist Church will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the home of Carolyn Edging. Mary Ellen Zinn, Lafayette District Secretary of the Bringhurst Methodist Church, will be special guest. AIM-HI CLUB — Aim-Hi Club will have their annual guest night at 7:30 p.m. today. Hostesses will be Maryanne Berkshire, Sue Wertz, Sharon Ashby and Sharon Sturgeson. Sex Education Is Not An Option Life is literally land-mined with choices. Consider the dilemma of a group of 11- and 12-year-olds .in our city who were asked to decide on whether they wanted to take a week's course in sex education or select one of the alternatives: Burglary Prevention, Self-Protection, First-Aid Skills or Desert Survival. That's a toughie. They have to ask themselves which will better prepare them for life. Learning about the male and female reproductive systems? Or how to treat frostbite? Knowing about the union of the egg and the sperm? Or knowing how to make glass patio doors secure? As a mature adult, I can only tell you what I would have done at that age. I would have sprung for the course on desert survival. The odds of being stranded in the desert of Ohio and using a At Wit's End By Erma Bombeck broken headlight to chop up a cactus and distill water from it to stave off dehydration were a hundred times better than my having a date at age 12. Needless to say, times have changed. The alternative to sex education when I was in school was health. That figured. It was also an approach to the body, how it worked, how it matured and how it reproduced. Today, the compatible alternatives to sex education can be categorized as "techniques for surviving." Is that what sex has become? Another test to survive? Pass puberty and beware of molestation ... draw a wild card and risk pregnancy ... change partners and bet on sexually transmitted diseases ... pass go and lose innocence forever. I can't remember when sex got to be a game of wits. One day we were watching a Disney film showing butterflies and the next day a "Dallas" rerun showing J.R: playing musical beds. And somewhere in all that the word "love" was dropped from sex education. You all re- member "love." It was some: thing no one could explain, but everyone knew how it made you feel. "Love" was patient and gentle. "Love" could get romance out of a simple conversation. "Love" was a good; friend. "Love" didn't make you' prove anything to anyone."Love" carried with it responsi-'. bility and respect. "Love" made you feel fulfilled ... not empty and wanting. If sex is to be lumped with all the other survival skills, I hope they mention the differences, Unlike Desert Survival, love isn't, life threatening. Unlike First Aid, love doesn't require that you act quickly. Unlike Self-Protection and Burglary Prevention, you're not vulnerable to someone else's actions. You're in charge. On, and another thing education isn't an option .. certainty. . Sex it's a Teeth Transplants' May Replace Dentures Beauty Pageant Scheduled At Mall A beauty pageant will be held at the Logansport Mall Sunday afternoon. The Sunburst Beauty Pageant has several age categories from infants up to age 27. Boys up to age 3 may enter, but the older categories are for females only. Entry forms are available at any participating mall store. COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Tooth transplants may some day replace false teeth and bridges, says a Danish doctor who has spent 30 years of research toward building the world's first bank of frozen teeth. Dr. Ole Schwartz of the Copenhagen Royal Dental College says he has developed a method to transplant teeth from one part of a patient's mouth to another, and from donors to recipients, after storing the teeth in a freezer. The donors usually are young people who have had some teeth pulled for orthodontic reasons, Schwartz said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It is no problem to get hold of teeth from healthy young people, teeth that are fully developed, but not yet infected by disease, which would just have been discarded anyway," Schwartz said. Schwartz now has more than 400 teeth stored at a temperature of minus 328 F. The banked teeth are classified according to the donor's tissue type as determined by a blood test. "To move teeth from the upper to the lower jaw or a back tooth to the front is a standard operation today. What's new is the possibility to freeze teeth and use them later," Schwartz said. He said it was easy to remove a molar from the back of the mouth, hone it to the required shape and transplant it to replace a lost front tooth. > The surgery could be most useful for patients with cleft palates, "whose teeth are usually pulled out from the upper jaw over several years. They can be frozen, and when we have built a new jaw from bone from the hip, they can be put into the new jaw," he said. Y Plans Spring Break Camp The Cass County Family Y will off ere a "Spring Break Mini-Camp Day" Tuesday and Wednesday. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for kin- dergartern through fifth grade. Children will need a swimsuit, towel and a sack lunch. Drinks will be furnished. Optional childcare is available from li to 5 p.m. both days for 50 cents per hour. The fee is $8 for Y members and $1(5 for nonmembers. To register, contact the Y at 753-5141. -Thursday thru Sunday- VASSARETTE & PLAYTEX FREE Cataract and Glaucoma Screening! March 18,1988-8 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. At the Lafayette Eye Center The Lafayette Eye Center is offering FREE cataract and glaucoma screening to people of all ages from 8 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. on Friday, March 18, 1988. Cataracts affect people of all ages, especially the elderly. Two-thirds of all adults over 60 develop cataracts. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in people over 40. When diagnosed early, blindness from glaucoma is nearly always preventable. You owe it to your eyes to take advantage of this FREE service. Lafayette Eye Center Derek J. Sharvelle, M.D. 1013 North Bth Street Lafayette, Indiana 47904 800-882-3939 THE ROYAL- LOGAN SHOPPING CENTER Complete Window& Wall Covering Service - Bedspreads 753-8133 OPEN HOUSE Saturday March 19th - 9 to 4 Sunday March 20th - 1 to 4 REFRESHMENTS 25-35% OFF All Custom Blinds Draw from our egg tree to receive 10-25% OFF a custom window treatment for one room. Come and Bring A Friend GENERAL INSTRUMENT WILL UNSCRAMBLE THE SKIES Complete Window & Wall Covering Service - Bedspreads St. Rs. 35 North Logansport Hours: M-F 9-5 Sat. 9-2 4g*in8»5 . FREE PROGRAMING GOOD WILL ORDERS PLACED DURING MARCH ONLY OPEN HOUSE March 19th & 20th 9 to 4 Sat. 1 to 4 Sun. RAIL'S QUASAR COLOR TV'S SATELLITE SALES AND SERVICE -21 Years Servicing Loganland- M-F 9:A.M. - 5:P.M. Sat.9:A.M. -1 :P.M. U.S. 35 North 753-8712 SPRING OPEN HOUSE Shirley's Happy Hobby •1 Saturday March 19th - 9:A.M. to 4:P.i Sunday March 20th - 1 :P.M. to 4:P.M. REFRESHMENTS DOOR PRIZES -Gift with every purchase- Gifts for Easter 25% OFF Greenware (except selected Christmas) I U /O Vi I Paints-Brushes-Potpourri- Ribbon-Flowers-Electrical Supplies Music Boxes Large Selection of "Rub-On-Paints" to decorate any surface Come Out And Bring A Friend or Two Shirley's Happy Hobby 4 Miles North On 35 Logansport, Indiana 722-2700

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