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2C THE DETROIT NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21. 1992 per parents but she was Please add this to your "Found Love Late" collection: My mother was 40 years old when I was born. My father was 53. 1 had also been told that I was a "mistake," but I was always made to ABIGAIL VAN BUREN feel special. My relationship with my parents was wonderful. My mother fend I never had the stressful problems my friends had with their younger mothers, r 'My father always had time for me. When I was in my teens, hp was retired and had much more patience than most younger fathers. t i I am 3 1 now, and happy to say that both my parents are healthy and active. Dad is 84, and Mom is 71 , and they are wonderful grandparents to our Children. Mankato "Mistake" You may have been conceived accidentally, but you were no mistake. I feel foolish asking this question, but here goes: I have two grown children, one a male, the other a female. They are both physicians and they both married physicians. Now my problem: How do I correctly address their envelopes to send Christmas cards, invitations, etc.? In years past, it was "Dr. and Mrs. Joe Smith." Simple! But is "Dr. and Dr." correct? Or, "Jane Smith, M.D., and John Smith, M.D."? Confused Mom Since both spouses are doctors, address their envelopes: The Doctors The stressed-out body shuts down in training I've been exercising four hours every day for the past five months. My program includes both weights and running. At first, I was making progress but now I think I am regressing. I tire quickly and my mileage is dropping. I am running more slowly. Should I try to train through all this? l.g. X No. I think you are overtraining. When that happens, the body shuts down. It needs some downtime, so to speak. ' Training regression usually happens to highly motivated people who think more is better. Instead of the pulse rate slowing down, which happens in successful training, I'll bet you find your resting pulse actually fyas increased. Check it in the morning in bed. ! Everyday training is not a good ijdea. Even pros take a break. Train-rng at high levels causes muscle breakdown. You need rest days. You need to plan better. Plan for a full year, alternating months of rigorous training with months of slacking down. Give your body the downtime it is asking for. 1 My introductory fitness report might give you an idea of what I mean. Other readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue No. 12, Box 5539, Riverton, NJ 08077. Enclose a long, self -addressed, stamped (62 cents) envelope and $3. ; I've heard lots of training terms, but what is "overdistance training"? 4-W.K. ! It's running at mileages greater tfran ones you face in competition. It's the familiar overload principle extended. You stress your muscles at Constantly increasing levels. BSD ' , 1 lA l DR. PAUL D0N0HUE i. -. '" ; Monday Health Wise: All over D.C., the formerly powerful and their families struggle with mental depression after the defeat of President George Bush. Tuesday Food: It's turkey time.. .after time. ..after time...after time. When the main feast's over, the cook's real challenge begins. WPG: What do you get when you mix cheesy sci-fi movies with smart- alecky robots and a guy named Joel? Mystery Science Theater 3000. :Thursday ; Fashion: Yes, indeed, we're grateful for food, family, friends and the fall of communism, but don't forget to sing the praises of cheap tights and other . . fashion favors, too. Friday Showtime: Win a T-shirt or sweatshirt from your favorite movie In The De-- troit News' Fifth Annual Dry T-shirt Contest. . were older, no 'mistake' oiuiui, or Dr. John C. Smith and Dr. Jane F. Smith. In recent years, many professional women have retained their maiden names after marriage. Some hyphenate their maiden and married names (Dr. Jane Finklestein-Smith). I would address them as follows: Dr. Jane Finklestein-Smith Dr. John Smith Or: Jane Finklestein Smith, M.D. John C. Smith, M.D. I recently attended a 75th birthday party. The hostess allowed her dog not only to stay in the house, but she let him jump on people and get on their laps! Although I love dogs and have one myself, I didn't think a dog belonged at a party like that. What is your opinion? Dog Lover I vote with you. But don't blame the dog; the hostess was responsible for (1 ) failing to train her dog to refrain from jumping on people, and (2) allowing him to make a nuisance of himself. In a recent column, you asked readers to send in their pet peeves with respect to the misuse of words. Mine is the frequent statement, especially by news media persons who say "a million and a half dollars" when they mean "one and a half million dollars." There is a $499,999.50 difference between those two. A million and a half dollars can mean only $1 million and 50 cents. The "half takes on the dimensions of the word following it, not that preceding it. John F. Christman, Emeritus Professor, Loyola University For a personal reply, write to Ab-by, P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Unless you are a pro, you really don't need to get into such esoteric principles as overdistance training, Walt. Life is complicated enough. I've asked before. No response. Here I go again. What about heading the ball in soccer? I worry about my kid's brain. L.I. I've dogged it on this question, I know. I don't have a good answer yet. I'll give you what I have. The number of head injuries in soccer is quite low compared with other contact sports. So I have to assume that heading the ball isn't all that dangerous. I cannot say even that without some qualification, though. There has, in fact, been some documentation of pro soccer players developing a syndrome much like that of the punch-drunk fighter. The number is small, but the possibility is there. I do know that there has been talk of demanding that soccer players wear helmets, but the sport's official bodies have not ruled on the matter yet. My conclusion, at least for now, is that there may be some risk but it is a relatively small one. I'd welcome other comments on the topic. What do you think of arm braces for tennis players prone to tennis elbow? B.R. The arm straps can help change the direction of force on the elbow. But don't rely on such straps entirely. You ought to be using the indoor season to strengthen your forearm muscles. Stretch your arm before playing. One exercise is to stick the arms out to your front, palms up. Bend your hands down and hold for a 10 count. I get asked many tennis elbow questions, and cannot answer them all. Basically, the causes are the same. Often a pro can produce remarkable results by teaching the player to strike the ball properly. Write to Dr. Paul Donohue at P.O. 5539, Riverton, NJ 08077. Detroit comes a-LIVE! By Jim McFarlin NEWS TELEVISION CRITIC With the University of Michigan marching band blasting its jaunty theme song, Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford brought their LIVE! act to Detroit Friday before an audience gushing adulation not unlike some sort of televangelist's revival meeting crowd. Their syndicated daily talk-fest, LIVE! with Regis and Kathie Lee, made a rare appearance outside its New York studios to let the Motor City put its best wheel forward nationally. The move was partly to thank Detroit's Channel 7 for picking up the show here in September and partly to pay back Ford's Lincoln-Mercury division for providing nine Villager mini-vans to be prizes in an on-air contest and presented to winners Friday. LIVE! was broadcast live across North America at 9 a.m. from downtown's Cobo Arena, filled to its rafters with more tharf8,000 vocal, ardent fans. Predominantly female and well-dressed, the crowd seemed to follow its chatty heroes' movements more passionately than a favorite soap-opera romance. As the audience streamed in between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., two large overhead screens showed a highlight reel from the series its first national telecast in 1988, the birth of Gifford's son, Cody. "I didn't see that one," a woman on the main floor moaned. "I have it on tape," another replied. Still another gasped audibly when Gifford entered the arena, wearing a skin-tight black jump suit and a gold knotted belt, with Philbin at her side and the marching band behind. "Can she get any thinner?" the woman asked admiringly. Great care was taken to distribute tickets to viewers from all regional stations that carry LIVE!, from WNWO-TV in Toledo to WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, and groups from each area sat together in blocks to hoist appropriate signs and bed-sheet banners. There was even a contingent from two Canadian stations around London, Ontario. But gracious tributes to Metro Detroit filled every aspect of the program. Souvenir mugs from the Lions, Tigers, Pistons and U-M held water onstage. The faux marble backdrop held what appeared to be a blown-up detail from Diego Rivera's famous mural. Celebrity guests included Aretha Franklin, former Miss America Kaye Lani Rae Rafko, and local sports figures like Lem Barney, Thomas Hearns and Tiger pitcher John Doherty participating in a men's fashion display. In the show's opening segment, Philbin held up front pages of both Detroit daily newspapers and briefly discussed Dennis Archer's an- 'Pretty Horses' gallops to a National By David Mehegan BOSTON GLOBE Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses, a grippingoming-of-age novel set in the American Southwest, won the 1992 National Book Award for fiction this week. The award for nonfiction went to Paul Monette's Becoming a Man: Haifa Life Story, a haunting, pain-filled autobiography of a gay man dying of AIDS. The honors were announced at a black-tie dinner in New York. Mary Oliver, who lives on Cape Cod, won the award for poetry for New and Selected Poems (Beacon Press). Oliver won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for poetry and last year won the Boston Globe's L.L. Winship Book Award for her book of poems, Acts of Light. McCarthy's hard-bitten novel, published by Knopf, reprises the familiar American theme of a journey jjjlP v. llO,., - . - Photos Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford mingle with the huge audience nouncement to run for mayor. "I remember meeting your present mayor," said Gifford, referring to Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, "when I was working on Good Morning America and interviewed him about your neighborhood crime watch program that was a prototype for the rest of the country. How's that been going? Pretty well?" Mild, scattered applause. "Not that well, I guess," Gifford responded. Other local celebrities were introduced in the audience, including reigning Miss Michigan Terri Sue Liford and Channel 7's John Kelly, who left his wife and co-star Marilyn Turner to host their own show, Company, alone with a group of male soap-opera hunks in order to represent the station on the telecast. Gary Moeller, the U. of M.'s head football coach, also was in attendance, but true to his face-in-the-crowd stature, he wasn't introduced. ' For comic relief, pro wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage (no, he's not from here) showed up to pump a Friday bout at the Palace to announce that he and the beautiful Miss Elizabeth are splitsville. "In my heart, I'll always love her," he pined. Franklin, looking trim, lovely and relaxed, talked about her forthcoming benefit for college scholarships at Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy and about donning a tutu to perform her new second love, ballet. "It's now or never," she said. Later the athletes got the chance to make fools of themselves on na- across a barren landscape and into a longing self. It follows young John Grady Cole and a buddy as they leave the West Texas ranch country where they grew up and light out for the territory specifically Mexico looking for adventure. They get more adventure than they bargained for, as their rites of passage include a killing, time in a Mexico prison and, for John, unexpected love. Boston Globe critic Amanda Heller called Monette's account of grow SEASONED GREETINGS HoneyBaked brand ham. Fully cooked. Spiral-sliced. HoneyBaked secret spice glaze. Prepared fresh daily. Always available. Perfect for holiday gifts. Over 200 HoneyBaked Ham Company stores across the nation to serve you. To send HoneyBaked brand hams anywhere in the continental U.S.A., call toll-tree 1-800-892-HAMS. for Regis and r 1 .Cs- The affable hosts chat up singer tional television as Philbin dabbled in their specialties during the fashion show. He grabbed a football and threw Hall of Fame cornerback Barney a horrible pass; Barney dropped the ball. Olympic gold medal diver Mark Lenzi obtained a measure of revenge for the jocks, taking on Philbin in a Super Squirter water gun battle, then watching as Philbin slipped and fell to the stage uninjured. The loudest and warmest applause was reserved for Vinnie (Microwave) Johnson, the popular former Piston from the team's championship years. True to fashion-show form, however, his first of ing up gay in the 1950s and 1960s "an extended howl of loss and pain." The National Book Award is given by the National Book Foundation and includes a $10,000 prize. Other finalists this year were, for fiction: Robert Stone for Outerbridge Reach, Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban, Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina and Edward P. Jones' short-story collection, Lost in the City. Nonfiction finalists were David v . X ', t I GREAT I GIFT IDEA! Kathie Lee ft. - r-; 1 V i'" t, 5 1 . v ... . it.. t .j by DONNA TEREKThe Detroit News Friday morning at Cobo Arena. Aretha Franklin. two basketball shots was an air ball. The second hit nothing but net. Not much happened during the commercial breaks; there wasn't enough time. Gifford waved at the crowd repeatedly and answered one high-pitched "Where's Cody?" question. "Cody's in school, but he sends his love," Gifford cooed. But when she and Philbin went into the audience to introduce singer CeCe Penniston, women descended on her the moment the camera turned back to the stage, most waving copies of her new autobiography, I Can't Believe I Said That!, fora signature. Two burly guards escorted Gifford to safety. Book Award McCullough for Truman, Edward L. Ayers for The Promise of the New South, Garry Wills for Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America and James Gleick for Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman. The other poetry finalists were Louise Gluck for The Wild Iris, Susan Mitchell for Rapture and Hay-den Carruth for Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991. HoneyBaked Ham Company 'it Locations in Michigan DETROIT TAYLOR (313) 862-8622 (313) 374-2600 ROSEVILLE BIRMINGHAM (313) 775-7900 (313) 540-0404 TROY WEST BLOOMFIELD (313) 689-4890 (313) 851-2400 LIVONIA GRAND RAPIDS (313) 525-2994 (616) 957-3430 DEARBORN HEIGHTS FLINT (313) 274-9600 Opening Dec. 1992 Yorkshire Plaza 3320 Miller Road L. (Just west of 1-75 is, on Miller Rd.) C3l BB V'- " MasterCard and ' ' ' i 1 tL v'sa accep,ed'

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