The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on December 2, 1982 · Page 9
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, December 2, 1982
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Thunday, December 2, 19*2 1-B ^DIMENSION Scuba Diving Opens World Of Wonders By LANA BERKOWITZ Scuba diving opens a world of wonders — everything Jooks, sounds and feels different underwater. "You can't describe it," said diver Dave McAnall. "It's like the astronauts who come back from space and not being able to describe it. You've just got to try it." Many people who tried it have become hooked on exploring the intriguing, alien environnment. McAnall was skin diving in Venezuela, where his family was living while his father worked with Gulf Oil, when he became interested in what was below thS water's surface. "When I graduated from college I took a course in scuba diving and it was unbelievable..So, I - figured I had to introduce others '. to the sport and the only way to do ; that was to teach," said McAnall, - who is now co-owner of a scuba supply and instruction center. - He said he has taught people : ranging in age from 12 to 66 and ; anyone comfortable in the water ; can learn to dive. ; "Ninety percent of people in the United States participate in some type of water sport," McAnall said. "Diving is just another facet." Length of instruction varies with the teaching organization. During the summer, when students can practice regularly, the sessions may last a few weeks or sometimes the course is taught during a college semester. Cost is not prohibitive, McAnall said. "It's cheaper than going out and buying a set of golf clubs," McAnall said, noting, "Any sport is expensive today." The gear needed for class includes a mask, fins, snorkel, weight belt, weights and book. Buoyancy control devices, tanks, valves, backpacks and regulators can be rented. Once the student is accustomed to the underwater world he often finds new areas to explore. Special training is offered in photography, cavern diving, night diving, exploring wrecks, search and recovery, deep water diving and others. McAnall took college courses in geology and began looking at the areas he had dived numerous times with students in a new perspective. He is also interested in underwater photography. "You can see colors down there you will never see on the surface," McAnall said, pointing to the proof in pictures on the wall. McAnall, who wants others to enjoy the underwater scenes, emphasizes conservation. "We stress (to students) that this is not your home. Treat it as anyone else's home. Leave it the same way it was when you came, "he said. Divers are also told not to meddle with the water creatures. "If you don't know what it is, leave it alone," advised McAnall, who noted he has never encountered a shark. He said the sport is safe if the diver is trained. "It could be dangerous if you dcn't know what you're doing but did you know more people are killed by bee stings than when diving?" McAnall's enthusiam for the sport is unflagging. "I'm doing something I enjoy," he said, "and I'm finding new ways to enjoy myself all the time." Club News Baytown Aglow Baytown Women's Aglow Fellowship will hold its regular monthly meeting Dec. 8 at the Family Life Center of Trinity Tabernacle Assembly of God Church, 1008 E. Lobit. Fellowship will begin at 9 a.m. and the session will start at 9:30 a.m. Speakers this month will be the executive board members who will each give a short testimony. The 3 will be a salad luncheon after the meeting. Aglow is an interfaith Christian women's organization open to all women. A free nursery is provided for preschool children. For reservations, call Ga- vonna Montgomery at 4278042. Children should bring a sack lunch. XI Gamma Chi The next meeting of Xt Gamma Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the home of Deborah Gonzalez. Cheryl Novosad will serve as co-hostess. Members will participate in a cookie exchange at the meeting. Each member should bake one recipe of her favorite Christmas cookies to bring for the exchange Guest speaker, Marsha Landers, will present the program on "Techniques in Clay." Chapter members and their children will attend Alpha Pi Omega's "Breakfast With Santa" fund-raiser Dec. 4 at Grace United Methodist Church. The chapter is working on two service projects this month. Household items are being donated by members for a house-warming basket for the chapter's adopted family. Another Baytown family will be presented a food basket by the chapter. Furbee Bridge Furbee Duplicate Bridge Club winners for Nov. 27 are Betty Hartman and Oniece Alspaugh, first; Edna Gray and Miles Wright, second; and John and Gerry McKee, third. DAVE McAN^iLL straps on a buoyancy control device. (Sun staff photo) Drop In Relative Humidity May Damage Hair ; "It won't be the -cold weather that -damages your hair the most this winter," according to a -leading skin care au- Zthority. "It will be the Idrop in the relative ^humidity that causes •the real damage to I your hair." Dr. Myra 0. Bar- ^ker, vice president of -research and devel- ^opment for a cos- ;metics firm says, -"It's so important to ^condition your hair ;'and restore it to its •maximum possible . good condition before ;the relative humidity ; begins to drop this •Winter. !; "When the relative ; humidity begins to ;Brop, damaged hair .Can't maintain its ^moisture balance. It ;begins to get very •brittle and will start !to dry out, split and ;break," she says. Most people have already damaged their hair this past summer, which has left it virtually defenseless against the winter. Damage from chlorine, salt water and especially the sun has tended to damage the protective outer layer of the hair shaft and dried out the hair. Hair has an ideal moisture balance that needs to be preserved in order for the hair to be elastic and smooth. When this balance is lost, the hair gets into trouble. "You need to think of your hair as if it was a $100 silk blouse. You wouldn't throw a silk blouse into the washing machine with your jeans and socks. You'd treat it very carefully," says Dr. Barker. Hair is primarily composed of keratin, a highly complex protein substance. The only living part of each hair shaft is the root, which is under the scalp. The hair we see is actually old cells that have been pushed out from the scalp as new cells have been formed in the root. Hair grows an average of half an inch per month, making it one of the body's fastest growing organs or tissues. "There are several things you need to do right now to prepare for winter. First, go to a hairdresser and have the ends cut blunt, removing as much of the split ends as possible," Dr. Barker suggests. ; Start using an intense conditioner once a week and, Stacie Hill To Compete - Stacie Hill, 18-year- Qld daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hill of Baytown, has been selected as a finalist in the 1983 Miss East Texas National Teen-Ager Pageant to be held at Sam Houston State University April 8 through 10. . ;The competition is the official pageant to ttie 12th annual Miss Texas National Teen- Ager Pageant to be held at Texas Christian University in jpne. : ;The East Texas winner will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, four-year tuition scholarship to Oklahoma City University, modeling scholarship to Barbizon of Houston and an a^l-expense paid trip to compete in the Texas pageant. >Each contestant accepted is requested to! participate in the Volunteer Community Service Program of the pageant. The program is designed to teach teenagers to share and participate in school aijd civic activities. STACIE HILL Contestants will be judged on scholastic achievement-leadership, poise, personality and beauty. Talent may be presented or the contestant may give an oral essay on "What's Right About America." Miss Hill's hobbies include playing the piano, camping, fishing, dancing and jogging. She is being sponsored by Hair Affair by Lily and her parents. ;"• Youth Booth: Big:Bonus For The Kids Each Weekend when smoothness returns to your hair, taper off to a couple of times a month during the winter. A conditioner smooths down the outer layer of the hair shaft, which resembles the scales of a fish. A conditioner also seals moisture in the inner layer, the cortex, by making the cuticle scales lie down, which makes your hair less susceptible to damage through combing and blow-drying. Mechanical and thermal damage actually breaks off the cuticle scales leaving the protein fibers of the cortex exposed and causing them to unravel and break. Once you have restored your hair to its best condition, there are several ways to protect it from dam- age during the cold months ahead. Wearing a scarf or hat on your head' when outdoors is one way to protect your hair. "Cold, dry weather tends to dry out your hair quickly, just as it dried out your skin and it can make your hair very, very brittle," she says. "Cov-. ering your hair does not give complete protection, but at least you're keeping your body's warmth and moisture close to your hair to a certain extent." Switching from a shampoo for oily hair to a gentler shampoo for normal or dry hair in the winter and using an intense conditioner twice a month will also help keep your hair in its best possible condition. "If you wear your hair down the middle of your back as many young women, do," Dr. Barker adds, '' the ends of your hair are three or four years old. If you wash your hair, three, four or seven time a week, as many yTmng women do, you have done a tremendous amount of mechanical damage to those four-year-old ends from just washing it alone. So be gentle with your hair and keep that silk blouse in mind." 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