The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 14, 1986 · Page 8
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Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 14, 1986
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Living Today The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 14,1986 Page 8 'Cokeheads' must admit their addiction Dear Ann Landers: Having grown up with your column I know the Impact you have on your readers. Please print this letter. There is a desperate need to educate people about a problem that is wrecking millions of lives, I'm talking about cocaine. I have been married less than two years. My husband was in a business that put him under a lot of pressure. He is smart, wonderful with people and made a great deal of money. For the first eight months of our marriage, I'm ashamed to admit, I was completely blind to the problem. I knew cocaine was being used by some of our friends, but my husband swore he would never touch it. I believed him. He began to stay out three and four nights a week. I didn't know where he was or what he was doing. When he started to stay out all night, I became frightened. His excuses were pathetic. The day he lost his job he admitted he was a cocaine user. I told him I would stay with him only if he went into a rehabilitation program. He Ann Landers NEWS AMERIC* agreed. I called a friend who was a physician, and he hospitalized my husband at once. I went back to work. It has been three months, but I believe he has made it. He is still in therapy and must attend group meetings four times a week. Our relationship is stronger now than it ever was. He is back at his job and doing well. Please tell your readers the symptoms of cocaine abuse and urge them to accept the fact that a "coke head" will not do anything about his problem until he is ready to admit he is hooked. Pleading, crying and threatening will not make the least bit of difference. It's the same as with alcohol addiction. Until the abuser admits he is powerless against the suostance, nothing will change. Please. Ann. prr.ti t>,v< I'll sign it — l.ov* Alotw \v»xit IV Tl i Florida 1 ) Dear Love: Thanks fv>r *n c-v cellent letter. 1 enctors* evm xwv', you have written. Here art the symptoms of txvaine abuse. U anyone out there cares about a person who has the following symptoms, be aware that you have a junkie on your hands, but you cannot help him tor herl until that person is ready to admit it. • Pallor and perspiration. •Dilated pupils. • Runny nose and nosebleeds. • The jitters and hyperactivity. • Ability to go without food or sleep for long periods of time. • A lack of interest in sex and sometimes inability to perform. • Paranoia, anxiety, suspiciousness. • Loss of memory. •• Increase in energy and talkativeness, followed by lethargy and depression. • A sudden carelessness about personal appearance. • Broken appointments, broken *S v» AS C". what hap- itml money anvt'oi- sav- lV*r Vwn I ivad with wvrioiiVj; ttv v.vsv5uv ot stealing ftv.m one's employer. Thoujrh 1 >1o not AvuUw such behavior. it is no! dvffvult to understand why some poople do a. l.<<t me illustrate my point. Many years ago I worked in the office of a small company in Chicago. The woman in charge of the mailing room handled several hundred dollars worth of postage stamps. When employees wanted to buy a few stamps for personal letters, they would go to "Betty" and she would accommodate them. It was discovered that Betty did not always put that small change in the cash drawer. Eventually she was caught and discharged for stealing. Several weeks later something inadvertently activated the sprinkler Rubber bands repair a favorite umbrella Dear Heloise: When I lost another stem from the tip of the rib of my beautiful umbrella and really didn't want to throw it away, I thought of a way to repair it. I want to share it with your readers: Close the umbrella, double and twist a thin rubber band as tight as you can hold it. Pull the umbrella fabric over the tip of the rib. Wrap the rubber band around and around the tip of the rib as tight as it will go. Repeat the method for each rib. Presto! The umbrella is saved. It should open and close as if it were new. — Maria E. Cambell I tried this with matching colored rubber bands and it works great. — Heloise Dear Heloise: I have a problem I'm trying to solve. I need something to remove the smell of industrial oil from work clothes. I have tried 99 things and so far the work clothes still have that oily smell. I would certainly appreciate any solution to my problem. — E. Zajac The only thing I can think of that might work is washing borax. Follow the instructions on the box. — Heloise Dear Heloise: After removing a large cup rack from my dining room Heloise's hints KING FEATURES wall, the six nail holes left in my papered wall were cavernous! My dilemma was how to fill those holes with something to match the colors in the floral wallpaper. The idea of using crayons came to mind and, as I had a large assortment of crayons used by my children and grandchildren, I was able to match the yellow, orange, and green in the paper. I cut and shaved small pieces of crayons and stuffed the holes, then smoothed off the surface flush with the wall. Voila! No more holes and perfect matches with my wallpaper. — Marilyn Lanatz I think it's a great idea. — Heloise Dear Heloise: When shopping for something out of the ordinary, take tune to call the stores and find out if they have the item before leaving home. Many times when you get to the store it is hard to find a clerk to assist with a special problem, so a phone call can save gas, money, walking and frustration, not to mention time. Also when calling an office where there are numerous employees, ask the name of the person assisting you. This can also save much time and frustration in the event you are disconnected. —R.M. in Cincinnati Dear Heloise: After 26 years of frustration in trying to get my fudge (and other pan candies) out of the pan without breaking up the first few pieces, I finally developed the following techniques which I'd like to share with your readers. For a 9-inch square pan, cut an 8xll-strip of heavy duty foil. Grease the bottom and two sides to the pan with butter or margarine and fit the foil strip into it. There will be a 1%-inch flap for each of the ungreased sides. Pour hot fudge into the pan and let set for the usual length of time. When ready to cut the fudge, lift it out of the pan with flaps as holders and place it on a cutting board, foil side up. Peel off the foil and score the fudge for cutting. — Suzanne Videgar Dear Heloise: For the reader with the wet books, air drying is nice but slow. Not too long ago I borrowed an expensive book which I left on the table. Water was spilled on it, so I took my old hair dryer and had the book nicely dried in no time at all. No stuck pages and my friend said it was a good idea because water had ruined another book he had.—Key Pacheco Dear Heloise: For those who hate to open canned dog food, try this: Open the can at both ends. Very carefully so as not to cut yourself, push the dog food out of the bottom with the lid you opened from the top. The dog food slides out. No more mess or scraping to get the food out of the can. — Kris Michaud This tip only works on solid type food. You'll have a real mess if you do this with a beef and gravy mixture.—Heloise Dear Heloise: After washing dishes, it seems there is always debris in the dishpan that was missed while scraping the plates. When I empty the dishpan, I run the water through a small wire sieve. It collects all the garbage and the water flows through easily. Then I empty the sieve in the garbage and the sink and drain stay clean. — Mrs. Mann (Write to Heloise in care of Hints from Heloise, King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.) Club calendar Wednesday UPW Circles of the First Presbyterian Church: Circle 1, 12:30 p.m. covered dish dinner, downstairs parlor, and Circle 2, 7:30 p.m. meeting, downstairs parlor, cohostesses: Louise fuller and Ruth Doyle. International Relations Study Group of the American Association of University Women, 1 p.m. meeting, Mary Skelley, 119 N. Oakdale. Program: "Saudi Arabia and Jordan" byTrevaSchurr. Newcomer's Club, 1:15 p.m. dessert meeting, YWCA, 651 E. Prescott. Program: "Minor Auto Repair." Nursery provided. For women who have lived in the area two years or less. For more information, call the YWCA, 8254626, or Debbie, 827-2649. Tri-Rivers China Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. meeting, Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. Bring potluck dish; hot drink provided. Beginning painters welcome. Retired Enlisted Association, 7 p.m. meeting, Holiday Inn. All retired military invited. Jolly Mixers Club, 8:30 p.m. dance to music of "Starlighters," Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. Members and guests welcome. •__B Decubitus and Skin Care ( ) Alternating Pressure Pads ( ) Decubitus (bed) Pads ( ) Decubitus Treatment Supplies ( ) Heel/Elbow Protectors B&K Prescription Shop 'Ptople Helping People' 8274455 601 E. Iron, Salina Y-Friends Club, 9:30 a.m. coffee, Harriet Landon, 2832 Linda Lane. Cohostesses: Dorothy Brooks and Cecil Rogers. Eagles Lodge, 6:30 p.m. REAC covered dish dinner, Aerie Home. Salina Symphony Guild, 9 a.m. meeting, Treva Shurr, 503 Camden Drive. Co-hostess: Frances Veitch. City Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, 7:30 p.m. executive board meeting; 8p.m. city council meeting, Emergency Preparedness Room of the Sauna Police Department. TOPS, Kan., 645: 9 a.m. meeting, VFW Building. New members are welcome. Caring and Sharing Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m. meeting, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Max and Norton. For more information, call 827-4433. Parents' Support Group, using the TOUGHLOVE philosophy, 7:30 p.m. meeting, white house behind Trade Winds Motel, 1700 N. Ninth. Sauna Flight Civil Air Patrol, 7:30 p.m. meeting, 2719 Hein Road. New members and guests welcome. Civil Air Patrol, Kansas Wing Staff (XR), 7 p.m. meeting, Christ- Episcopal Cathedral, 138 S. Eighth. (Basement of Sunday School building.) New Beginnings Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12:05 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. New Beginnings Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. Acceptance Alcoholics Anonymous, 8p.m. meeting, 202% E. Iron. Serenity Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, Max and Norton. Calcium could lower high blood pressure Dear Dr. Donohue: The advice about the need for calcium for woman to prevent bone problems is well-known, but I had not heard of the high blood pressure connection. Is it true calcium can help in high blood pressure as well? — Mrs. M.B. It's too early to say whether this is so or not. But it is under active study. Calcium is thought to cause an expansion of small arteries and in that way lower blood pressure. I'm sure there will be more written on this in the future, and I'll be watching for it. (See the next letter.) Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 63-year- old female. I read in a health magazine about calcium pills being good for high blood pressure. I've been taking them for about six months. They are labeled calcium lactate. I take six a day, two with each meal. Each tablet contains 648 milligrams of calcium lactate, and is supposed to provide 89.3 mgs. of elemental calcium. My question is, am I taking too much or not enough? — G.G. I'll let my statement to Mrs. M.B. stand as comment on the high-blood- pressure connection. But let me address the matter of calcium needs in general. The recommended daily allowance for calcium is 800 mgs. Many say this is too low and feel between 1,000 and 1,500 would be more appropriate. But always remember that you have to figure in what you are getting from Doctor Donohue t NEWS AMERICA CONTINENTAL MANOR BOARDING HOME * 4 Private Rooms — Upstairs * 4 2-Bed Units — Downstairs Color TV, Carpeted, Clean Home, 3 Meals, Laundry, T.L.C. •Must Be Ambulatory •Must Be Able To Take Own Medications 201 N.E. 6th ABILENE, KS. 913-263-7390 food along with any supplements (pills). You can see from this that your six pills (540 mgs.) is not too much, so long as you're not really loading up on high-calcium foods in the bargain. You did make a nice example of the confusion from labeling. It's the elemental calcium figure that's important in calculating your totals, and you can see the wide variances involved. Dear Dr. Donohue: My sister uses Metamucil to help her get over bouts of constipation. Is that safe to do? What is in the product? — Mrs. K.H. Metamucil contains ground husks of the psylu'um plant. It helps hold intestinal fluid, in that way easing constipation. It also contains some sucrose, citric acid, and sodium bicarbonate. It's safe to use. Quite apart from your question and more in the oddity area, respiratory symptoms have been reported in some people who are allergic to the substance. They have reported problems from inhaling the fine dust that may be present. I'm not sure how many people would have such a problem, but I suspect it is a rather small number. For Mrs. E.P. — The pediatrician did not mean there is something bad, per se, about the microwaves of the microwave oven. His advice was practical. Food heated in such ovens can be dangerously hot and cause mouth, throat and esophageal burns. Inner temperature of food can become much greater than outer areas. It's probably best to heat young children's food conventionally. Even adults have been fooled and badly burned. system. The superintendent ordered three truekloads of merchandise up t'voui the basement and placed it where it would get wet. The company then called the insurance people and oolUvCeU a nice sum of money for the fumed merchandise. The news circulated around the plant in a hurry and many of us were dissusUxi. They fired Betty for steal- iivs a few measly dollars while the company ripped off the insurance ivmpai\.v for a hefty sum. Do you understand why some employees think it's OK to steal? — Sun-Times Header Dear Reader: Stealing is stealing, whether it's a few dollars for stamps or collecting unjustly from the insurance company. Neither is acceptable and no excuse is good enough. ( Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) ONE STOP • LIFE "HEALTH •CAR "HOME •FARM -BUSINESS ATSHUTU, ITS A MATTU Of (WON A I «!«. JEAN BOSS AGEN 2737 Bclmont Blvd. CALL 823-5129 7? ???????????? ?•> A family serving families for three generations. RYAN'S Member by Invitation National Selected Morticians 137 North Eighth TTENTION:? ? Salina Elementary ? School Parents I ? Are you aware of some of ? ? the effects of the closing of ? ? Bartlett Elementary School? ? ? ? ? 1) Possible 1986 boundary line ? ? change for many of Salina's elemen- ? 7 tary schools. •> ? ? f 2) Approximately 180 Bartlett •> ^ students will be absorbed by ^ • surrounding schools. ? ? ? 3) Many of the elementary ? ? schools are close to capacity now, ? 7 so present students may have to ? •t move. If 7 7 ^4) Salina child care parents will ^ • not have a close school for their • • children to attend. ? Between January 15 and February ? 15, the Salina School Board will be 7 holding a public meeting on the A closing of Bartlett School. Watch for • a future announcement of the date • and time. Please plan to attend and ? express your opinion, 7 Bartlett PTA Closed Today •Open Tomorrow, Jan. 15' 5 racks now 45% 0 off IN THE ELMORE CENTER Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Closed Sunday ELMORE ON EAST CRAWFORD I Tuesday Lunch D Evening SPECIAL OVEN FRIED CHICKEN Serving Hours: Lunch 11 am-2pm Dinner 5 pm-7:30 pm Fun & Fine Food.. SHOE SALE ALL WINTER MERCHANDISE INCLUDED RACKED SHOES I'or Easy Selection 15- $ 40 Fleece Lined SNOW KOO BOOTS « 1 Group SHOES In a great selection of style & color 50 1 % OFF 1 Entire Table BOOTS i% OFF THE 1 114 S. Santa Fe Downtown Salina 827-6494

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