Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 24, 1988 · Page 15
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 15

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, March 24, 1988
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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, March 24, 1988 Page 15 On Television THURSDAY BUB 0 o o o •US o OP 0 OD ID IB (B &) 13 5PM (:05) M'ster Oil. Strokes 5:30 (:35) L & S Happy Days (4:00) PGA Golf News Newlywed G.I. Joe Lore Connect M'A'S'H Jem People s Ct. Big Valley Star Trek Sesame Street Oucktales News Win, Lose Superior Ct. Double Dare WKRP News People s Ct. 6PM News (:05) Alice Fact ol Life SportsLook News News Fact of Life 6:30 (:35) Brnett 3 s Company Trivia ABC News CBS News WKRP Wews Crazy Like a Fox Family Ties Survival Wld Happnin Now News News News Cheers Bus Rpl Happy Days NBC News CBS News ABC News 7PM (:05) Andy 7:30 Cheers (:35) Snford A-Team SportsCntr ET Jeopardy! Cheers CBS News Final 4 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 24 8:30 9PM 9:30 Molly Dodrj 10PM 10:30 (:05) Longest Day Mov: Cowboy Swimsuit '87 Probe News Gymnastics Teen Alert Buck James Bodybuilding NCAA Basketball Championships Doubleheader Regional Semifinals (L) Mov: Ode lo Billy Joe News NCAA Basketball Championships Ooubletieader Regional Semifinals (L) Hell Town 700 Club Mov: Tarantulas: Deadly Cargo Chicago Nile Mov: Serial Previews Soldiers Molly Dodd Strght Tlk Bob Newhart Myslery! News Outdrs Taxi Curr. Affair NCAA Basketball Championships Doubleheader Regional Semifinals (L) Probe Hotel Buck Janes Suicide Survivors Feel The Loss Dear Ann Landers: 1 just sat through another incredible meeting of Suicide Survivors, a mutual support group for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. This letter is written for the benefit of those who feel that their life isn't worth living. If you think the following, it just isn't so: 1. They'd Be Better Off Without Me. Just one night at one of these meetings will convince you that you are mistaken. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Those who love you want you around, problems and all. 2. They'll Get Over ]t. Not true. Family and friends who are left behind suffer terribly. Their lives are changed forever. The realization that someone they cared deeply about felt life wasn't worth living is hard to accept. They ask themselves, "Why wasn't I enough?" 3. I'll Leave a Note and Explain Everything. Wrong again. Those notes invariably create more confusion. They also raise questions for which there are no answers. Ann Landers 4.1 Have No Friends. Not true. In today's world when everyone seems to be rushing, friends have a tendency to be less attentive, but it doesn't mean they don't care. True friends understand periods of silence (no letters, no calls). When they get together again, they pick up exactly where they left off. 5. 1 Have a Drug or Alcohol Problem That I Can't Beat. False.' People beat those raps all the time. It takes guts and work, counseling and sometimes institutional care, but millions have done it, and you can, too. Call a hotline that will put you in touch with someone who can help. (The hotline numbers are: 800-ALCOHOL or 800-662-HELP.) 6. My Money Problems Are Impossible to Resolve. So how will suicide help? Killing yourself will leave the problems on the doorsteps of those you love. 7. I've Embarrassed and Hurt My Family. So what? They'll get over the embarrassment and hurt, but they will never get over losing you. 8. I'm Mad. I'll Show Them. Anger doesn't last forever. Where will you be when you're not angry anymore? 9. The Special Person in My Life Doesn't Love Me. He (or She) Walked Out on Me. If they were really special, they'd be around insisting that you get help. Keep looking. You'll find someone else. And when you do, you'll wonder how you could have been so foolish. Suicide has never solved a problem. It only creates others. Granted, there are times when you feel so worthless that you don't want to be a burden. But don't run off to be alone. Run to a phone and get some help. The one line that is repeated most often by all of us who attend meetings of Suicide Survivors is this: "If they had only known what their death would do to us, they never would have done it." If you know anyone who should read this column, cut it out and send it to him or her. It could be the wisest, most constructive thing you've ever done. You don't even need to sign your name. I'm not signing mine. Just - K.G. IN RESTON, VA. DEAR K.G.: Beautiful. Thanks a million ~ and that's only a small percentage of the people you reached today. (The American Association of Suiridology, 2459 S. Ash, Denver, Colo. 80222, can refer people to local suicide survivor groups.) Sternum Defect Usually Not Harmful Q: Our child was born with a deep hollow in his chest. We really are not concerned about its look as much as we are worried that it will affect his growth or health in later years. A: The bone in the center of the chest is called the sternum. It is not unusual for some children to be born with a prominence of this bone or as is in your case with a depression. The bulging of the sternum is sometimes referred to as a pigeon breast. Both changes are due to some abnormality in the development of the child during pregnancy. The pigeon breast usually does not interfere in any way in the growth of the child. In severe cases, a deep funnel or hollow may limit the space within the chest cavity and therefore put, pressure on the lungs or heart. A funnel chest is known its pectus excavatum. Many new and excellent operations have been devised for it. This operation relieves any pressure that is put Drs, Lester L. Coleman & Steven Andrew Davis on the heart or the lungs if either is displaced from its normal position. Even in those cases where there is no medical reason for surgery, there may be some significant psychological reasons for it. Adolescents are readily embarrassed by any such abnormality. This must be given consideration in the decision for surgery. — L.C. Q: I am a woman 24 years old and I have one older sister who has had breast cancer. My mother had it too. I understand this increases the chance that I will have it. Is there anything else that increases my risk? A: Each year in the U.S. more than 100,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. The lifetime risk for breast cancer for any given woman is about 7 to 8 percent. And there are ways to pinpoint which women are most at risk. Here are some specific risk factors for development of breast cancer in women. 1. Age over 50. Remember, though, that that is not an absolute. Thousands of breast cancers a year occur in younger women. 2. A family history of the disease, particularly if a woman's mother, sister or daughter has had it. If that relative developed breast cancer early in life, the risk increases even more, and it goes up again if the relative had cancer in both breasts. 3. Not having had children or being over age 30 when the first child was born. The risk may also be greater in some women who have, for various reasons, been exposed to large amounts of radiation at some point during their lifetime. While one woman in 14 will develop breast cancer, you can see how different factors can increase or decrease the risk. Tiiat's why a review of the patient's history by her physician can be productive and lead to the kind of routine vigilance that spots breast cancers early when they're easiest Lo cure. — S.D. Air Force One: Prize Ride WASHINGTON (AP) - The president, you see, has this big, beautiful airplane, blue and silver with "The United States of America" lettered boldly across each side. A ride is the ultimate status symbol and a lot of Americans want one. At least it seems that way from looking through files of the Nixon White House that were opened to public view on Tuesday. The same thing probably is repeated with every occupant of the White House. "Dear Mr. President," one letter began. "My nephew will be leaving shortly to start his three years as a law student at Georgetown School of Law in Washington, D,C. "With some of his money he purchased quite an expensive stereo with speakers and we are quite reluctant to ship, mail or whatever this item. Is it permissible in any way for this stereo and speakers to be transported on Air Force One when you return to Washington from your sojourn in California?" No. "Dear President Nixon," began another. "It is my responsibility (as the social chairman of a group) to plan spectacular events between April 1971 and J April 1972. For this reason, I am \ asking for the members of our \ chapter if we may use Air Force One for a party. You can land on our property, seven secluded "I am asking for the members of our chapter if we may use Air Force One for a party. You can land on our property, seven secluded acres." acres." That one got an answer from the president's pilot, Col. Ralph Albertazzie. "Landing Air Force One on seven acres of ground would certainly be a spectacular event in itself!" he wrote. "I can only say for reasons far too numerous to enumerate: No." Correspondence and mernos about Air Force One — renamed "The Spirit of '76" for a time in the Nixon tenure — fill a half- dozen thick file folders in the National Archives. A woman wants a ride for her mother, another needs one for her daughter, one has a son-in- law who has to get from here to there. One urges the president to be sure to thank his pilots, because Dwight D. Eisenhower did. A man was concerned about the costs of the flights. Another worried about cargo that might shift. "I see you are flying to California and I wonder if I can hitch a ride," a young man wrote. "I'm going there to see a girl I haven't seen in 14 months. I'm a small guy and I won't take up much space." Sorry, but no deal. If politicians wanted to be seen on Air Force One — and they did, desperately — the White House reciprocated by using rides as a political tool. "It is a prized thing to ride on Air Force One and we intend to keep it that way," said presidential appointments secretary Dwight Chapin in chewing out political adviser Murray Chotiner for inviting a congressman. "This is potentially a very embarrassing situation. No one is allowed to place a guest on the president's aircraft without prior approval of the president." Another time, Chapin complained to Nixon's military aide, Gen. James D. Hughes, that the wife of White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman "was placed in a three-abreast seating area whereas there was a forward compartment with sundry military personnel in two-abreast and more comfortable seating." Chapin also asked another presidential assistant for a memo "detailing the re- sponsibilities and duties of the hand-holder when he travels on Air Force One." Hand-holders, Chapin explained, are people carried on the plane "for the purpose of massaging VIPs." The pleasures of riding Air Force One were more image than comfort. A dozen memos complained about lousy food. In one, Chapin groused that meals used to be served with crystal glasses and china and "now, plastic seems to be the in-thing." He complained to Hughes that the temperature in the plane was too cold and that he got the reply that it felt right to the Secret Service agents aboard. "To hell with the Secret Service area — who do we run this plane for?".Chapin quoted Haldeman as saying. Another time Haldeman became annoyed because stewards handed cool towels to Secret Service agents after a stop in St. Petersburg, Fla., but not to other passengers. "It's a minor point," wrote Chapin, "but many staff members work hard, do a lot of running and are just as hot as the Secret Service." CALL 722-5000 ACTION-PACKED CLASSIFIEDS Heloise Heloise Enters The Computer Age DEAR FRIENDS: The Heloise column is moving into the 1990s, and are we excited! Computers are now an everyday part of life and we have finally made the leap. Our column is now being done on computers/word processors and they arc wonderful. They make our work so much easier. My secretaries, Kelly Moravits, Ruth Ro^elle, Joyce Buffolino and Mary Ann Smith, have been trying to master their new systems. Kelly and Ruth were the first to see their typewriters go — and what a hard time! They hated to think that their beloved "friends" would never be seen again. But now that they have learned how much faster and easier the computers are, they have long forgotten them. Joyce was afraid of the computer; she always thought she would erase everything. She just knew she couldn't master it and she held tight to her typewriter ribbons. But she has surprised even herself. She has really done well. The computers have changed many aspects of the column. It is now quicker and simpler for me and my staff to get our work done. What would our ancestors think if they could see us now? I can still remember when my mother first began the column in Hawaii. Things were done so differently! The thirtieth anniversary of the column is next year and what a long way we have all come. We look toward to the future which will enable us to bring you, our readers, new, important infor- mation and continue with the classic hints that will be new to the up-and-coming generations. Here are a few hints that we are repeating (because of requests from yon'all) to help make working with a computer/word processor a little easier. Use an old thick telephone book or other large book to put your feet on. This keeps your legs slightly elevated, thus making it a little more comfortable for your back. Another important tip is to get up every once in a while to take a small break from the screen and give your eyes a rest. If the monitor screen is hard on your eyes, it is possible to purchase an amber screen or a glare guard. They are made to fit over the monitor and are a welcome change for tired eyes. Keep fingers low to the keys with the palms of your hands almost touching the base of the keyboard. This makes typing faster. You will have to experiment to find the best way for you. Sometimes moving papers from one side of the desk to the other will help break the monotony and relieve neck strain. However, this may not work for someone who is used to working from just one side of the desk. We would love to learn more from you. Please send your favorite computer tips so we can pass them along. With the computer age here to stay, these hints will be helpful to many people. Your input will help our output. — Heloise Homeless Harold Back In Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — Harold Thomas spent harsh winter days in an open shack, then took a job in New Mexico when a coupie offered to improve his life. Now he's back home looking for more work, and he might write a book. The former homeless man returned to Chicago late Tuesday after working for two months as a handyman. He said he appreciated the chance to "see a lot of America'' but the job didn't provide steady wages. "The Gilmans are fine people, but they didn't want to pay me," said Thomas, weary after riding a bus from Portales, N.M., a small farming community. He said he lived in a trailer and worked six days a week, fixing cars, erecting fences and handling various farm chores. "But a man can't live on room and board alone. I want to start a family, maybe get married," Thomas said. For nine months, Thomas, 35, lived in a shack just west of downtown Chicago. Roy and Ethel Gilman read an Associated Press account of his plight and offered him a job in mid-January. Circus Wows New Yorkers NEW YORK (AP) -- The oom-pah-pah of a tuba and the jangle of a tambourine were the first clues that things were not quite normal in the Queens Midtown Tunnel early Wednesday. Then a police van came out on the Manhattan side with flashing lights. It braked in front of the more than 100 spectators gathered along the road and its megaphone crackled to life: "Do yourself a favor and don't touch the cages." What brought out the crowd, which ranged from grandmothers to infants? "Word of trunk," one spectator said. It was Mingling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus' annual three-mile parade of animals as the big top moved into Madison Square Garden for its six-week run. The caged lions and tigers came first, 14 of them in two strands of cages linked together and pulled by trucks. The animals paced back and forth. "Here pussycat," someone in the crowd yelled. 'ACTION JACKSON" Won. -Thur. 7:15 Only SHE'S HAVING A BABY' PG-13 MOD. • Thur. 7:00 Only MOVIES CASS PLAZA 'l.OOLogoniport 73MJOO P""^^^^™~""~"" STATE Cinemas 32)1. Mvtir 7S3-464I "THIUST imfOOai" n.\i 7:00 "MOVING" 7:1 S.9:00» STARTS fRIDAY! ersa The comedy about not acting your age. [pil ,----•.....••... HARRISON FORD FRANTIC Fri. 2:00-7:00-9:20 *Fri. 2:15-7:15-9:00 ENDS THURSDAY* SWITCHING 7:10*9:20 CHANNELS ENDS THURSDAY* GOOD MORNING VIETNAM(K) 7:20,9:30

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