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4A WEATHER l Harrison Daily Times Thursday, August 1, 2013

Local Weather Today’s forecast Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Tomorrow: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Tomorrow night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

• Harrison 69º/91º

Extended forecast Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.


6th 14th Sunrise 6:118 a.m. Sunset 8:18 p.m.

20th 28th Moonset 1:14 a.m. Moonrise 3:34 p.m.

Maps and weather charts from Associated Press and Weather Underground.

Statewide City El Dorado Fayetteville Fort Smith Harrison Hot Springs Jonesboro Little Rock Mountain Home Pine Bluff Russellville

High Low 92 75 87 71 89 77 86 71 86 75 82 76 87 75 83 73 90 75 89 73

Precip 0.00 T T 1.07 0.01 0.80 0.36 0.29 T 0.15

Lake and River Levels

Today’s Records

Buffalo River Flood level 7 a.m. 24-hour change Boxley — 1.14 0.02 Ponca — 1.57 0.00 Pruitt — 3.58 -0.06 Hasty — 5.40 -0.03 St. Joe 27 3.53 0.01 Hwy. 14 — 2.87 0.00 Lakes Current level 24-hour change Beaver Lake 1119.28 0.07 Table Rock Lake 915.99 -0.06 Bull Shoals Lake 659.72 -0.02 Norfork Lake 554.67 0.00

Record High 106º (1934) Record Low 50º (1936) One year ago High 103º, Low 74º Ten years ago High 93º, Low 72º Precip. year to date 25.51 inches



Capturing caffeine’s power By MICHAEL ROIZEN, M.D., AND MEHMET OZ, M.D. Q: I’m desperate to find an energy drink that’s good for me. What’s out there? — Sandy H., Ocean Grove, N.J. A: Black coffee is our favorite energy drink, because caffeine delivers many benefits (alertness is the least of them!). And if you stay with the basics, you’ll dodge health problems that come from choosing energy drinks packed with risky additives. So here’s how to choose smart drinks to power up your day. 1. Capture caffeine’s power. Caffeine boosts energy, plus helps stave off heart disease, Parkinson’s, diabetes, dementia and nine types of cancer! And it eases migraine, improves exercise performance, opens airways and steps up concentration, memory and reaction time. Aim for around 300600 mg of caffeine a day — stop before you get edgy or can’t sleep. Athome brews deliver 100180 mg in 12 ounces; chain coffee shops may double that dose; and 8 ounces of green or black tea contains 30-80 mg. (Skip caffeine if you have an irregular heartbeat or an enlarged prostate — and none for pregnant women; it will affect the fetus). 2. Brew secrets of success: Drink filtered coffee; a paper filter removes substances that raise LDL cholesterol. DO NOT add milk; it erases some of coffee’s benefits. And you know what we say about added sugar — don’t do it!

3. Consider caffeinated water. Looking for an alternative to coffee? Bottled waters with caffeine (45-90mg in 12-16 ounces) and NO SUGAR can do the trick. 4. Skip energy drinks with additives, sugar and extra vitamins. If it says lecithin, creatine, taurine, phenylalanine, citicoline, tyrosine or choline on the label, or if it says "amino acids" but doesn’t list them individually (or if you simply can’t understand what’s on the label), say, "No thanks!" Such ingredients can cause inflammation, boost blood sugar and trigger dangerous reactions. Get extra vitamins from eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily. And take a multivitamin — half in the morning and half in the evening. Skip energy drinks with added sugar; they’ll pack on pounds and increase your risk for everything from dementia, to impotence, cancer or a heart attack.

Autoimmune disease reverse vaccine Q: I have type 1 diabetes, my aunt has celiac disease and my mother has Graves’ disease. Why can’t they come up with a vaccine that prevents autoimmune diseases from happening to our family? — Theresa B., Sausalito, Calif. A: Off and on, it’s looked like researchers have been close to pinpointing the cause of autoimmune diseases, when your immune system’s warriors mistakenly attack your own healthy cells thinking they are dangerous invaders like viruses and bacteria. But we know

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"close" doesn’t work for you or the other 50 million people in the U.S. who have these incurable conditions. Most are women, and the numbers are increasing. From 2001 to 2009 the rate of type 1 diabetes rose 23 percent in North America, according to the American Diabetes Association. Celiac is four times more common than it was 60 years ago, and Graves’ and other autoimmune thyroid diseases also may be on the rise. The fact that these seemingly distinct conditions have affected you and your close family members is not surprising, since the genetic predisposition for each is on shared regions of multiple chromosomes. Your question comes at a very exciting time. There’s something new being tried that could affect you and everyone with an autoimmune disease. It’s called a reverse vaccine. Unlike other inoculations that incite an immune response, this new "shot" stops a very specific immune response — hence why it’s called a reverse vaccine. In your case, Theresa, it would defang the exact T-cells that are attacking the insulin-producing beta cells in your pancreas, and leave the rest of your immune system untouched. Clinical trials are under way to test this treatment for type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, and it has the potential to treat myasthenia gravis, Graves’ disease and other autoimmune conditions. So, for now, stick with your medications (and keep those glucose levels in a normal range!), and keep your eye on the trials.

Sleighty of hand, large of waist When Harry Houdini did tricks with a wink — and then donned a hood — it was entertaining. But when junk-food conglom-

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erates hoodwink kids into eating food that’s not good for them, well, that’s a piece of marketing magic that’s definitely not entertaining. It’s a problem that’s gone viral. These days, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on cleverly packaged ads for junk food. They’re served up on websites, Twitter, Facebook and other social-media platforms and reach your kids through their computers, cellphones and tablets. The latest? Supersweet cereal brands have launched online advergames. These digital amusements may seem entertaining, but really they’re insidious ways to get kids hooked on products filled with added sugars and additives. Take a look at if you think we’re kidding. That’s why we’re on a campaign to get you — Mom and Dad — to help your kids stay healthy by learning to resist junk-food marketing that targets them! Talk to your kids about the sneaky and deceptive ads that target them. Make them aware of the ads’ power to cultivate a “gotta have that” feeling that’s in their worst interest. Create your own game: Make your child a “try to pull the wool over your eyes ad” detective and reward him or her for spotting them. Take the TV out of their bedroom. Unsupervised viewing erases your ability to help your child evaluate what he or she is seeing. Establish times to play outside and set strict limits on time spent on digital devices and computers, except for studying. Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. For more information go to

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Dear Annie: I’m a senior in college and live at home. My parents, especially my father, are controlling and overly attached to me. I’ve had enough and am planning on moving away the second I graduate, but my family doesn’t seem to get this. They tell me about graduate schools and full-time job opportunities in or near our town. They’ve offered to let me live rent-free in the house if I stay in the area after college. These “suggestions” are starting to pile up, and graduation seems so far away. I can’t let myself fall into the same trap that got me to stay with them at the start of college. How do I say I’m leaving for good? — Nobody’s Baby Boy Dear Nobody: Your parents don’t “get it” because they see no indication that you are leaving anytime soon. They’ll believe it when it happens. While many kids would appreciate their parents’ offer to stay rent-free, we agree that you should strike out on your own. Loving parents guide their children to be independent. You don’t need to keep saying you are moving out. Simply save your money and find a place you can afford, in whatever city you prefer. Research job and educational opportunities. What you cannot do is expect your parents to cover your expenses when you no longer live at home. Good luck. Dear Annie: I’m a married female in my early 50s and haven’t had a real friend in more than 20 years. It’s not a question of meeting people. They just don’t seem to gravitate toward me. I’m considerate and clean and have a good sense of humor. I’m a bit on the shy and quiet side, but I’m friendly and a sympathetic listener. I have often made the first move and invited someone to join me for lunch.

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They accept and seem to enjoy our time together, but they never reciprocate. At work, everyone seems to buddy up with someone else, and though everyone appears to like me, I have no buddy of my own. I’ve been to counseling twice and have read books on making friends, and neither has helped. I appreciate that I have a good marriage, a good job, great kids and a nice home, but the absence of just one good friend saddens me greatly. Do you have any advice? — Lonely for Friends Dear Lonely: It can take a long time to get to know someone in middle age, when friendships are already entrenched from work, church and community. You would need to make a greater effort, inviting someone for lunch several times, before the comfort level promotes a closer friendship. In the meantime, please look into the Red Hat Society ( and for people in your area who are actively looking to make new friends. Dear Annie: Your answer to “Loved the Show, Disliked the Seat,” the person whose seat at a Broadway show was partially taken over by a “rather large” woman, was totally off the mark. You said to show tolerance. That’s absurd. The person whose personal seating space is being invaded needs to go to an usher or, better yet, to management and request another seat. Chair arms at performance spaces are there for a reason. If someone feels that he or she needs more space than the establishment has allotted, he or she should make arrangements for special seating. Obese people are required to buy two seats on airplanes. Why not do the same for theaters and sports stadiums? — Been Sat On at a Performance, Too Community Publishers, Inc. (CPI) is an independent, privately held, corporation owning 28 newspapers in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Founded in 1982, the company also operates standalone printing facilities in Springfield, MO and Nowata, OK. Eight employees and officers of the Company own 100% of the stock and/or have stock options. Further inquiries about the Company may be directed to Ronnie Bell, Publisher, at (870) 741-0602 or

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