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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Wednesday, March 23, 1988 Page 21 On Television »W k V 1 V Li W U jlHL 1 © 1988 The TV bslinq Grrtup. Inc. FlWorlli, TX es> o o e o a® a OB O IE) (D (8 (D 0 ® 5PM Family Ties (:05) M'ster Dif. Strokes Final 4 5:30 News (.35) L & S Happy Days Horse Digest *lews tiewlywed G.I. Joe Love Connect M'A'S'H Jem People's Ct. Big Valley Star Trek Sesame Street DuckTales News Win, Lose Superior Ct. Double Dare WKRP News People's Ct. 6PM News (:05) Alice Fact of Life Sportslook Vews \iews Fact ol Life 6:30 NBC News (:35) Brnett 3's Company NBA Today ABC News CBS News WKRP News Crazy Like a Fox Family Ties Survival Wld Happnin' Now Mews News News Cheers Bus Rpt Happy Days NBC News CBS News ABC News 7PM M'A'fi'H (:05) Andy 7:30 Cheers (:35) Snford A-Team SportsCntr ET Jeopardy! Cfieers CBS News Sports Win, Lose Wheel Barney Hollywood Sq Remington Steele Family Ties Cheers MacNeil/ Lehrer NewsHour Family Ties Curr. Affair 3's Company Jeopardy! 3's Company Wheel Newlywed Wheel 8PM March 23 8:30 9PM 9:30 (:05) NBA Basketball Bulls at 76ers (L) Mov: Duchess and Ihe Dirt Water Fox Truck and Tractor Pull 6. Pains Hit Class High Mountain Rangers SpeedWorld 10PM 10:30 (:20) Wit Gold News Interservice Box'g HeartBeat Jake and the Fatman Mi,".'. Modem Romance High Mountain Rangers 2nd Hmoon Mm: Blue Max Chicago Nile Africa Anim. Jake and the Fatman 700 Club Equalizer News Equalizer Strght Tlk Snapshots Wild Am. Chicago's Schools Singing Detective NBA Basketball Bulls at 76ers (L) High Mountain Rangers G. Pains Hd Class Jake and the Fatman News Equalizer HeartBeat Should You Pay If Dentist Is A Jerk? Dear Ann Landers: Several weeks ago our family dentist said our 19-year-old daughter would probably need two wisdom teeth extracted. He recommended a specialist. That dentist's receptionist said that he had just had a cancellation and would be able to remove "Betty's" teeth that morning. I drove her to his office and said I'd be back in about an hour to take her home. Soon after, Betty phoned me at home to say the dentist had taken four X-rays and all four wisdom teeth should be extracted. His fee would be $1,000 and we had to pay now. 1 was appalled and asked to speak to the dentist. He put his receptionist on. I told her we didn't have that much money on hand on such short notice, but that we do have an excellent insurance policy and offered to pay $500 now and $500 in 30 days. The dentist's reply: "Sorry, no." I went to the office and spoke to Ann Landers the dentist personally. He offered to pull two teeth now and the other two in 30 days when we had the rest of the money. I said, "No thanks" and prepared to leave. His final words were, "You can expect a bill for my services." Within a week we received a bill for $65 -- $25.for X-rays and $40 for "consultation'." We paid the $25 for the X-rays but refused to pay the $40. We are now being harassed by the collection agency. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have. - R.N. IN MORRISTOWN, NJ. DEAR R.N.: My dental consul- tants agree that the dentist is a jackass. (My word, not theirs.) His lack of compassion is appalling. He should be in another line of work. They did say, however, that you should pay the entire bill. The dentist did spend time with the patient and is entitled to be paid for this service. P.S.: Be sure to get the X-rays. They belong to you. Dear Ann Landers: 1 am 25 years old and in love with a wonderful man. The problem is that he is married. His wife is very demanding and treats him awful. She refused to do the things a wife should do for her man, but she won't let him out of the marriage. They have been together 20 years. He tells me their marriage is only on paper. We have been sneaking around for nearly three years now. We can't go anyplace for fear of being seen. We don't want to hurt his wife. 1 am getting tired of having him come in the back door and jumping a foot whenever the telephone or doorbell rings. Also, Ann, I would like to go to a movie or out for a bite to eat once in a while. I am attractive and fun to be with, but I'm not interested in anyone else. Please advise him to leave his wife so we can have a life together. We are perfect for each other. - SANDRA IN THE SOUTH DEAR SANDRA: He didn't write to me, you did. My advice is for you. Get out of this relationship at once. The man is using you. If he were serious about marriage, he would have moved out and seen a lawyer by this time. Angina Means Heart Is Suffocating Q: Could you tell me about the origin of the word "angina"? Also, explain what it really means in a medical sense, please. A: Angina comes from the Latin word meaning to choke. In a way, the patient with angina is suffocating, or at least the heart is suffocating — it's a heart that's not getting enough oxygen. Oxygen is carried to body organs in the bloodstream; no blood, no oxygen. Sounds simple, but the heart can be especially finicky. In fact, the heart is very demanding. When the heart has to work harder, it has to have increased blood flow, blood flow that comes from the coronary arteries. When you exercise or when you're emotionally upset, more blood must flow through those coronary arteries to feed your demanding heart. If your blood pressure is high then the heart has to pump against, that high blood pressure — and again, the coronaries must supply more blood so that the heart muscle can have more oxygen. Drs. Lester L. Coleman & Steven Andrew Davis But what happens if that blood can't get through? Say that the dominant coronary arteries are clogged by atherosclerosis, a natural part of the aging process. Or what if the blood that is getting through isn't carrying much oxygen — perhaps the case if you have lung disease or if you're anemic? Whatever the reasons, if supply can't keep up with demand, the heart lets you know about it. The warning signal is angina pectoris — distress from a heart devoid of enough oxygen. It may be pain, or a squeezing sensation, or some other feeling. And it may take careful examination arid tests to confirm. But angina is a warning. It's the heart's way of telling the body "I'm suffocating — I'm not getting the oxygen I need to keep up with you." — S.D. * # * Q: Are there different kinds of fibroids in the uterus? I have been told that I have one and I wonder if it is dangerous. A: A fibroid tumor of the womb or uterus is a benign or non-malignant growth. Their locations may vary. Some fibroids are attached to the outer covering of the uterus, while others grow on the inside. The largest number grow deep within the powerful muscles of the womb and are readily felt by the doctor during a routine vaginal examination. These benign, non-cancerous tumors are not. dangerous. When, however, they grow to unusually large size they may cause pressure on the bladder and produce a variety of urinary symptoms. Similarly, pressure on the large bowel or rectum may produce discomfort. Yet it is astonishing how large these tumors can grow before becoming troublesome. When once a fibroid tumor is found, the doctor always keeps the patient under observation and carefully watches for signs of rapid growth or for pressure symptoms on the bladder or rectum. The exact time of surgery depends on the doctors judgment and the evaluation of these symptoms. In many instances surgery may never be necessary. — L.C. Poitier: Back After All Those Years He took time off to discover other things in life LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sidney Poitier was recently asked why he took a 10-year absence from film acting. In explaining why, in a roundabout way, he reminisced warmly about his boyhood on Cat Island in the Bahamas: "I started work when I was seven. My father was a tomato farmer, and I was the youngest of the (family) group. It was not traditional to leave a child of seven, because a child of seven was able to work. There was no one to leave me with. So I went to the fields, for the practical value of contributing to the family by working. "I remember we took our breakfast at home, and then we walked to the fields, which were three to four miles from the house. We would all walk because there was no form of transportation except for the donkey, which my mother would ride. It was a very important time when I would be allowed to ride the donkey for brief periods. "We worked in the fields until the sun was mid-sky. About that time, my mother would quit work, build a wood fire, take utensils out of a bag, and she would cook for the family in the fields. We used leaves of plants for plates. Interesting. We didn't know what we were doing, but they were biodegradable. "My job was to find the leaves, which were usually what we call a sea grape in the Bahamas. My mother would fashion them into a plate, very easily done. Of course we didn't have knives and It was not traditional to leave a child of seven, because a child of seven was able to work. There was no one to leave me with. So I went to the fields. Sidney Poitier forks, so we would twist one of these leaves into a spoon. After lunch we worked until the light began to fade, then we would go back to the house, where my mother would have to prepare a fire and cook dinner." The Poitier farm went bust when the United States banned tomato imports from the islands, and the family moved to Nassau. A husky lad, Sidney Poitier at 12'/2 became a ditch digger and water boy for a construction project. "And I've been working ever since, "he declared. This, he admitted with a laugh, was a long way around to answering the question. But then, Poitier has always been a man to choose his words with thoughtful care, never flinging pat answers to oft-asked questions. When he reached 50, he continued, he faced the situation of many people in mid-life: "You somehow develop through the years work habits. More than that, one becomes psychologically habituated to the process of work as the gauge for your life. We work and we take a certain amount of time off every year — two weeks or three or four if we're fortunate. The rest of the time we're doing the nine-to-five. Even if you have the awareness of other lifestyles, you don't have the wherewithal to investigate them. "At 50 I decided to see what life was really like outside of the narrow corridor of work." What is it like? "It's wonderful," he said. "It's a little scary, because most of the wonderful things have nothing to do with making a buck. The world is filled with wonderful things; a remarkable diversity exists in the world." Poitier, who is now 61, fulfilled a long-held desire to study astronomy. He began work on a novel. He and his wife, Joanna Shimkus, and their two daughters (he has four grown daughters as well) traveled a great deal. He also looked into individuals and organizations who in a quiet sort of way — Poitier style — try to improve the world around them. He stopped acting after "A Piece of the Action" in 1977, but not filmmaking. He directed "Stir Crazy," "Hanky Panky" and "Fast Forward." About 18 months ago, David Puttnam, then head of Columbia, sent Poitier a script about an FBI man who enlists an IB-year-old to catch a pair of Soviet spies — the boy's own parents. The result: "Little Nikita," starring Poitier and River Phoenix. Then Disney submitted "Shoot to Kill," with Poitjer as an FBI agent chasing a killer through the wilds. The film was released before "Little Nikita" and has reasserted the star's box-office power. It may seem a curious coincidence that Poitier would play FBI men in his two returning films, but he maintains it's not surprising. Heloise Is Seafood Fresh? How You Can Tell DEAR HELOISE: How can I tell if seafood is fresh? Any help would sure be appreciated. — 3. G., Sandpoint, Idaho One of the best ways is to find out if the seller you buy it from has a high turnover. You don't want seafood that has been sitting around long! Fish and shellfish should have a fresh, delicate smell. Shrimp should have firm shells, although the color will vary from grayish to pink, so don't worry if they look gray. Lobsters that are alive and lively, with the tail curling under and not hanging down loose and limp, usually are fresh. Their shells turn a bright red when they are cooked, so don't be concerned with a gray-green shell. 1 hope these tips will help you choose fresh seafood. — Heloise USEFUL PAPER TOWEL Dear Heloise:! have a small kitchen and whenever I'm cleaning and don't have the dustpan handy, I wet one edge of a paper towel so it will adhere to the floor. I then sweep the dirt on it, fold it up and discard. It works fine, — Birdie, Middletown, Ohio STRAWBERRIES Dear Heloise: When I go to the grocery store and buy strawberries, they are plump and fresh-looking, but when I get them home and refrigerate them they become soggy! Why does this happen? Am 1 doing something wrong? — Merrie Hope, Seguin, Texas First, strawberries should only be refrigerated briefly. Wash them just before serving, using cold water, and never let them soak. After washing, place the berries on a paper towel to absorb the extra moisture. This should help them stay plump and juicy. — Heloise SUPERMARKET SAVINGS Dear Readers: I have gathered together my best hints on cou- poning and saving money at the grocery store into a pamphlet, Heloise Saves at the Supermarket. Send $2 and a self-addressed, stamped (39 cents) legal-sized envelope to Heloise/Supermarket, P.O. Box 19765, Irvine, Calif. 92713-Heloise EGG YOLKS Dear Heloise: I bakc>, and a lot of the recipes I make use only the egg whites. What can I do with the yolks? — A Reader, Jes.sup, Md. Birds find a hard-cooked yolk a nice treat, and egg yolks are an excellent hair conditioner. Just work them through your hair and rinse with warm water. They are also good for dogs and cats because they add essential fats and other nutrients to their diets. — Heloise WORK LUNCH Dear Heloise: My husband lakes his lunch to work, and becmtse his lunch box must sit in a hot truck until he takes his lunch break, we had to be careful about packing certain foods. We decided to try putting one of the re-usable ice packs in his lunch box to keep his sandwich cold. It worked like a charm. Not only does it. keep the sandwich from spoiling, it keeps the lettuce crisp (I put it in a separate plastic bag) and his chips and fruit or sweet fresh. — A Reader, Sarite Ft', N. M. Miami Vice Music Flees The Scene NEW YORK (AP) — Jan Hammer had one thing in common with the cocaine dealers on "Miami Vice": he was fleeing Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs. Unlike those villains, the man behind the "Vice" music got away. After three years of scoring the show, Hammer has stepped down from handling the weekly music chores for "Miami Vice." And he's released a new album, aptly titled "Escape From Television." "It was very autobiographical when the name was coined," Hammer said recently in an interview at his manager's Manhattan office. "We went through many different titles, and then I came up with 'Escape Prom Television,' because I was definitely leaving the show." The decision to leave, Hammer said, was not too difficult to make. "There's other things I want to do — like living without this sword hanging over your head," said Hammer, l!9, who scored the first 69 "Vice" episodes, delivering a half-hour of music for each show. "Every week there's a new deadline. ... It's not heal thy living," It also forced Hammer, who came to the United States from his native Czechoslovakia in 1968, to pass on several projects. For example, Hammer said it pained him to turn down the chance to score "Lethal Weapon," the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover movie. "I really like Mel Gibson. That would have been fun," Hammer said with regret. But he has few regrets about "Miami Vice," which created such opportunities and produced Hammer's lone No. 1 single with the TV show's theme song. Now, Hammer says, he's ready to return to his solo career and continue his collaborative efforts with guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck. 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