The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 15
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THE SALINA JOURNAL LIFE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER B3 V PARENTING Parents-to-be, can you earn license? WEDDINGS .R. doc compiles commonly asked questions into book By LINDA CASTRONE ' r "Scripi>s Howard News Service •n "• .. ~~~ •\ Meconium is: ' A.) A rock formation on the surface of the planet Mercury. B.) A rock group that records songs written specifically for babies. C.) A rocket fuel distilled from used diapers. D.) A harmless, greenish-black substance newborns pass in their stools. If you picked D, you're one step closer to earning your Baby License, something couples should be required to get before they can have children. At least that's what Dr. David Rosenberg thinks, and he's devised the licensing exam. It's included in his new tongue-in-cheek book, "The (Official) Baby-License Exam" (House of Toast Publications, $9.95). "The nurses and I always talk Mahout this late at night," says Rosenberg, an emergency room doctor at Columbia-Health One 'Swedish Medical Center in Denver. "You have to go through all 'kinds of things to drive a car or adopt a child, but any two people with working sex organs can have a baby." And when something about the pregnancy or infant upsets them, -many of them call the emergency room for help. "People realize we're open 24 hours a day," Rosenberg says. "Some don't have a pediatrician to ask and some do but don't want to , wake them up in the middle of the ; night. Plus, there is some safety in the anonymity of an E.R." For whatever reason, Rosenberg has been hit with some of the strangest questions over the past 15 years. Things like, "What does ' the thyroid gland do? My daughter needs the information for her sci- ; ence project, and it's 3 a.m." (It ; was a slow night, so he answered the question.) He decided to compile those real-life questions into a book of ba- ' sic baby facts, "simple enough to ' draw people in," Rosenberg says. ; The multiple-choice format filled • that bill. "The (Official) Baby-License Exam" hits the high points, delivering little chunks of information . about such topics as cradlecap, mobiles, APGAR scores, emergencies and, of course, meconium. An "official baby license" is in- 1 eluded on the last page. ; The book is available at some ! Barnes and Noble bookstores. Amy and Todd O'Brien Riedel-O'Brien The Rev. LeRoy Metro received the Sept. 20 wedding vows of Amy Riedel and Todd T. O'Brien at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Salina. Parents of the couple are John M. Jr., and Marilyn Truan Riedel of Salina and George T. and Cheri O'Brien of Binghamton, N.Y. Maid of honor and best man were Ann Riedel of Manhattan and the groom's father. The bride graduated from Salina Central High School and received a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management from Kansas State University. She is director of health promotion at the YWCA of Salina. Her husband graduated from Chenango Bridge High School. A student in the professional pilot program at Kansas State-Salina, he also works at the university. The newlyweds reside in Salina. Sarah and W. Richard Smith Nancy and Brian Bergdall Krlstle and Keith Hudson Nelson-Smith BELLEVILLE — Sarah Abigail Nelson and W. Richard Smith were married Aug. 3 in a garden cermony at 2616 "N" St. Receiving their vows was the Rev. Bill Ester of Wichita. Parents of the couple are Janet Nelson of Courtland, Sam Nelson of Chicago and Bill and Gloria Smith of Concordia. Matron of honor and best man were Brooke Teer of Newton and Tom Coufal of Manhattan. The bride graduated from Pike Valley High School, Scandia, and Cloud County Community College, Concordia. She attends Kansas State University where she's working toward a degree in fine arts with a specialty in drawing. Her husband, a graduate of Concordia High School, attended Cloud County Community College. He works at Seth Childs 6 Theatre in Manhattan. The couple live in Manhattan. Babies may do so. Forms are available at the Journal office, 333 S. Fourth, which detail all the information the staff needs to write the Announcement. Call 1-800-827-6363 to request a form. Kim and James Church Hartman-Church OMAHA, Neb. — Kim Hartman became the bride of James Church May 18 at the Presbyterian Church of the Master, the Rev. Gary Bullard officiating. Parents of the couple are LeRoy and Vera Hartman of Grainfield, Kan., Roland Church of Texhoma, Texas and Blanca Church of Lincoln. Maid of honor and best man were Nicole Hartman of Omaha and Chan Merry of Hickman. The bride received an associate's degree from Dodge City Community College and is a recruiter and sales consultant for Noll Human Resource Services. Her husband is regional vice president of the West Coast at Precision Industries. The couple live in Omaha. Tara and Robert Falconio Hayes-Falconio ABILENE — The Emmanuel Church was the scene for the June 15 wedding of Tara Lynn Hayes and Robert David Falconio. Receiving their vows was the Rev. Troy Bowers. Parents of the couple are Ted and Dana Hayes and Joyce Falconio, all of Abilene. Maid of honor and best man were Julie Hayes of Abilene and Ryan Hayes of Topeka. The bride graduated from Abilene High School and is a senior majoring in elementary education at Washburn University. She is childcare coordinator for Topeka's YMCA. Her husband, also a graduate of Abilene High, attended Topeka Tech. He is an account manager for Healthcare Services Group Inc., Topeka. The couple live at 3501 SW Chelsea, No. 405, Topeka. 1^*17.00 I I I in money saving coupons inside today's \ Sunday Salina Journal I * Salina Home Deliverv Subscribers I I I I I I I I I L Salina Home Delivery Subscribers Call Today To Start Your Subscription 823-6363 or 1-800-827-6363 years Salina Journal Deckert-Bergdall OVERLAND PARK — The marriage of Nancy Ellen Deckert and Brian Scott Bergdall was solemnized Aug. 10 at the Overland Park Christian Church. The Rev. Mark Bigbee of Shawnee Mission received their vows. Parents-of the couple are Sali- nans Delbert and Roberta Deckert, 1413 Beverly Drive, and Brenton and Sharon Bergdall of Overland Park. Matron of honor and best man were Laura Whipple of Byhalia, Miss., and Mark Gordin of Great Bend. The bride, a graduate of Salina Central High School, received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Kansas State University. A fifth-grade teacher at Lenexa, she's also pursuing a master's in curriculum and instruction at the University of Kansas. Her husband, a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School, received a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from K-State. He is a civil engineer for Pritchard Corp., Overland Park. The couple live at 11307 W. 108th, Overland Park. BABIES A daughter, Brooke Ann Cox, was born Sept. 24 to Salinans Jerry Cox and Heather Haines, 715 W. Walnut, No. 1. Grandparents are Ron and Janet Calvin of Winfield, Lee and Nadine Gable of Salina and Ed and Barb Cox of Rockaway Beach, Mo. Great-grandparents are Mable Huff of Winfield, Bob and Marge Kuhlmeier of Mead, Okla., and Minnie Zorn of Salina. . •» + * A son, Chase Michael, was born Aug. 28 to former Salinans Tom and Sheri Roesner of Austin, Texas. Grandparents are Helen Leis^ter, 524 E. Country Club Road, * Salina, Gayle and Peg Leister of rural Solomon and Salinans John and Norma Roesner, 373-Simpson Road. Great-grandmothers are Ruth Brown of Delphos and Verna Leister of Salina. * + * A son, Brett Matthew, was born Sept. 7 to Kevin and Margie Hilkemann, 513 S. College Ave., Salina. Grandparents are Walt and Joan Pahls of Salina and Harold and Mildred Hilkemann of McLean, Neb. Harrison-Hudson OVERLAND PARK — Kristie Lea Harrison and Keith David Hudson were united in marriage June 1 at the Christ Lutheran Church. Receiving their vows was the Rev. Jeff Meyers. Parents of the couple are Charles and Sandra Harrison of Overland Park and Kenneth and Jane Hudson of Falun. Matron of honor and best man were Wendy Thomas of Independence, Mo., and Greg Anderson of Smolan. The bride received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from Central Missouri State University. She is a training officer and deputy sheriff with the Johnson County Sheriffs Department, Olathe. Her husband, a graduate of Smoky Valley High School, Lindsborg, and Hutchinson Community College, received a degree in criminal justice from Kansas State University. He is a state trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol in Franklin County. They live in the Kansas City area. Stephanie and Robert Boeve Stewart-Boeve BELOIT — The First United Methodist Church was the setting for the Aug. 3 ceremony that united Stephanie Stewart and Robert Boeve in marriage, the Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. 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