The Salina Journal Plus Wednesday, January 8,1986 Page 4 Heloise's hints KING FEATURES Young men cling to virginity Paper plates cushion dishes when moving Dear Heloise: In packing my dishes for moving, I found paper plates were perfect to sandwich between plates to cushion them. The smaller ones worked for dessert plates and saucers. With just a little newspaper in between the stacks, they were ready to go. The paper plates can be restocked and used for meals as they are not dirty. I hope this hint makes packing dishes easier for many people. — Sarah Howell Dear Heloise: I have enjoyed Hints from Heloise for years and now here is my tip. For sticky locks or when your key doesn't go into the lock easy enough, do this: Put a coat of graphite on the edges of the key with a lead pencil. It really works. Never use oil. — A.J. Christiansen Dear Heloise: For the many who have lost or misplaced a tie tack: Borrow one of your wife's or girlfriend's pierced earrings. — Frank D. This is a good way for women to recycle earrings that have lost their mates.— Heloise Dear Heloise : Don't throw away all the old TV dinner trays. Save the tray part to stir or mix paint on. It does not leak through onto the counter and cleans easily. But don't clean it and, in time, you might have a masterpiece!— Roy Lee Dear Heloise: I bake a lot of cake squares for birthdays and other parties. Instead of using a string to cut the squares, I use a length of new nylon fishing line. Hold the line taunt with both hands and press down through the cake, lengthwise and crosswise. Never pull the line back up, this ruins a clean cut, always pull the line out from the bottom of the cake. — Evelyn Dear Heloise: When pantyhose get holes in the toes, salvage the •hose by cutting across the toes crosswise above the holes and make a double row of stitching for reinforcement of the cut edge. You will be able to get much more wear out of the pantyhose. Because they are so stretchy, most times they will still fit comfortably. - Mrs. N.W. Dear Ann Landers: I'm a female, 19 years old, and have completed my sophomore year at Tufts University. I have a male friend (same age) who is considered a nerd or a wimp by a lot of people, but is a really good person. "Mike's" big hangup is he is still a virgin and the guys bug him about it. He wants to score, but can't get over his shyness. I fixed him up with two girls who are known to have round heels but he froze. Last week he told me a couple of chicks moved on him, but he took them home in a hurry — said he had a headache. The guy feels like such a loser I am sorry for him. I'm seriously considering taking on the project myself, but I'm afraid I might mess up his head. I lost my virginity when I was a senior in high school, but I'm not sleazy or loose with guys. I believe sex should be an expression of love and friendship and I consider Mike a real good friend. Would you consider this an act of kindness, Ann? Please tell me yes or no. I respect your advice and will take it. — Needing Solid Counsel in N.Y. Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA Dear Needing: No, I would not consider your "sacrifice" an act of kindness. The following letter may be of interest. Dear Ann Landers: Because you get so many letters from young people with sexual problems, I thought you might like some fresh air. I am 18, male, considered good- looking and still a virgin. I have had plenty of opportunities but always stopped short of the line. The last experience was the closest. I was with a young woman who knew I had never had a total sexual experience and wanted to teach me how. We almost went too far when suddenly I said, "Let's stop this. I just can't be so unfair to you." She looked at me as if I was nuts. Ovarian cysts cause unwanted facial hair Dear Dr. Donohue: For the past couple of years I have had excess facial hair and hair on my arms. I have also put on 30 pounds. My periods have been irregular. In fact, I have not had one for more than two months. My doctor ran some blood tests and told me I have polycystic ovaries. He mentioned surgery. Can you explain the surgery? Will the hair be normal again? — C.P. Have you heard of this condition by its other name — Stein-Leventhal syndrome? Years ago those two doctors first described the condition among women they were treating for complaints such as yours. They all were infertile, were not having periods, and tended to have hair growth such as you describe. They also had large ovaries with cysts. Many were overweight. Today, we recognize many variations of the problem, but all have the common characteristic — enlargement and cysts of both ovaries. And there are different causes. For example, the adrenal glands may be producing too many male hormones. Very clearly, pinpointing the cause leads to proper treatment. Sometimes the adrenal glands are suppressed with drugs. For others, the drug, clomiphene (a fertility drug) may be the answer. Stein and Leventhal hit upon an unexpected answer. During the pioneering work, they decided to do biopsies on patients' ovaries. After taking the necessary wedge of tissue Doctor Donohue NEWS AMERICA I explained I didn't love her and would be using her for my own gain and it would make me feel rotten. She said, "Your're one in a million. Thanks for being so honest and decent." Listen, guys, sex doesn't make you a real man. A 12-year-old boy is capable of having sex. A real man is mature and responsible. I wish the girls out there would stop giving themselves away because they are afraid if they say no, they will stay home a lot. If a guy won't date you because you refuse to go to bed with him, he isn't worth your time. For those who don't think sex outside of marriage is immoral, I suggest you think about unwanted pregnancies and venereal disease, which includes genital herpes for which there is no known cure. And now that AIDS has been discovered in the general population, a person can't be too careful. Call me square, but I have peace of mind and feel good about myself. — InElmira.N.Y. Dear Elm: Thanks for an unusual letter. Guys like you should be cloned. (Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) More leadership needed Corporations need more leadership and less managing, according to C.J. Silas, chief executive officer of Phillips Petroleum. An effective manager leads — getting involved in the work but realizing he can't do it alone. QUALITY FOOD FROM MY FARM ONE BEEF — Your pick of a good choice steer from the herd. ROASTING EARS — One year's supply for your family. TOMATOES — All you can pick during the season for your family. FIREWOOD — A winter's supply for your home. FREE — Fishing & camping at a. 10 acre lake. HUNTING — One year's hunting privilege on 600 acres. AND MORE — Or any part of it!! 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To this day, the surgery (wedge resection) is still an option for some women with polycystic ovarian disease. Why it works for some women is largely unexplained. Successful treatment of the disease does end the symptoms, including the undesired hair problem. Dear Dr. Donohue: What is done in a lung scan? What will it show? — J.C. The scan will show how well the lungs are operating. Usually, two separate tests are done. In one, a radioactive material is injected into a blood vessel leading to the lungs. As it travels through the small lung vessels, it reveals on X-rays how well the tissue there is being nourished. That is the blood perf usion test. The second test is the ventilation test. In that, the patient breathes in harmless gas through a mask. The doctor can tell lung efficiency by how well the gas passes through to the lung tissue.
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