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Cholesterol Tests Keep Multiplying DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband had blood work for a cholesterol study. It included something called lipoprotein (a), something we never heard of. It was over the normal value. I called my doctor, but he was on vacation, so I left word for the covering doctor. A phone call came from his secretary, who said: “He didn’t say anything, so I guess it’s OK.” I want answers. Will you explain this to me? -- F. ANSWER: Lipoprotein (a), spoken as “lipoprotein little a,” is another cholesterol fraction that is an independent risk for artery clogging and heart attacks. It’s different from LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). Frankly, at the present, doctors find it hard to counsel patients about lipoprotein (a), so most don’t order it. Now emphasis is placed on lowering LDL cholesterol (your husband’s value is very good) and raising HDL cholesterol (again your husband’s was very good). I will trade places with him if he wishes, and I’ll take his lipoprotein (a) reading to boot. I can tell you what lowers lipoprotein (a). Niacin does. There is no proof, however, that lowering it lowers the risk of a heart attack. Daily exercise of 30 minutes also brings it down, if the doctor approves of exercise for a person. As does losing weight if that applies. A low-fat diet high
in vegetables, fruits and grains is another way of reducing lipoprotein (a). From his other cholesterol values, I’d say he must be doing some of this anyway. All of this, except for niacin, is the much-preached recipe for heart health regardless of lipoprotein (a). Until told otherwise, put lipoprotein (a) on a back burner. The booklet on cholesterol explains this topic that is talked about to excess. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 201W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: None of my 21 grandchildren has had their tonsils out. All of my seven children did. Is this no longer done? I wish doctors would make up their minds about these things. -- B.B. ANSWER: When your children were young, it was almost standard practice to remove tonsils as a way to protect against strep throat. We now know this isn’t necessary, and we now have antibiotics to treat strep throat. Children who have repeated strep throat infections still have their tonsils removed, but the operation is no longer done for prevention. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I work out at home on an exercise bike and a treadmill. On days my knees are bothering me, I don’t do either. One doctor suggests that I cease the exercise bike but use the treadmill. The other says just the opposite. They both can’t be right. Who is? -- R.G. ANSWER: You can answer this one for yourself. Which hurts your knees? I find that bike pedaling is harder on my knees. Others find running a bigger source of pain.
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• Did you ever hear of “American Flag” or “Licorice Lulu”? They’re the names of flavors of chewing gum that were made and sold more than 100 years ago. These gums were made in Maine by two brothers named Curtis. Back in 1848, they began making gum from the sap of spruce trees. It was America’s first chewing gum, and it was packaged under the name of “State of Main Pure Spruce Gum.” • The fighting fish of Siam make their egg nest out of spit and bubbles.
• Christopher Columbus is a famous name in U.S. history. But did you ever hear of Bartholomew Columbus? Chris and Bart were brothers. They planned the ocean voyage together, and both traveled about Europe trying to raise money for the trip. But then, Chris got the money he needed and sailed without his brother. No one knows why Bart got left behind. But if he hadn’t, Americans might have a holiday called “Columbus’s Day.” • A baby sea lion cannot swim from birth. It has to be taught by its mother.
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1. Name the first major-league player to have more than 600 doubles, 250 home runs, 3,000 hits and 400 stolen bases for his career. 2. True or false: Pitcher Nolan Ryan recorded the most strikeouts in the decades of the 1970s and 1980s. 3. When was the last time before 2008 that the University of Alabama’s football team won 12 games in a season? 4. In 2007-08, Orlando’s Dwight Howard became the youngest player to win the NBA regular-season rebounding title (22 years, 130 days). Who had been the youngest? 5. The Avalanche have been in Colorado for 14 NHL seasons. How many times have they missed the playoffs (not including the 2004-05 NHL lockout)? 6. Which school won the first NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse championship in 1971? 7. When was the last time before 2009 (Rachel Alexandra) that a filly won the Preakness?
Who Are We Once We Retire? If somebody asked me if I wanted to reinvent myself, I think I’d reply tongue-in-cheek that there are parts of me that could use a tune-up, but overall, no. But after reading Marjory Zoet Bankson’s new book, “Creative Aging: Rethinking Retirement and Non-Retirement in a Changing World” (SkyLight Paths Publishing, $16.99), I’m reconsidering my answer. “Creative Aging” was written for those of us who are thinking about what it means to grow older and retire ... and what comes next. The book is about life transitions -- experiencing endings before we can make new beginnings, and then experiencing a period of trying things out before we take on our newly reinvented lives.
This kind of planning and thinking can be crucial, especially for those of us who have felt ourselves defined by career. If we’re no longer an (accountant/ factory worker/teacher), then what are we? What will we do with the rest of our years? Will they be meaningful? “Creative Aging” walks us through the steps of getting there: letting go of vocational identity, feeling stuck and resistant to change, drawing energy from the past, forming a new vision for the future, moving toward it, taking risks and finding a new purpose. Full of stories of those who have already walked this path, “Creative Aging” doesn’t so much take us by the hand as it opens doors to thinking about what is right for each of us. The stories are eye-openers as they tell what we can expect and how to spot opportunities for making changes. As the book says, “At this stage of life, we don’t have to wait for someone else to approve.” If you’re sensing even the slightest questions about “What’s next?” take a look at “Creative Aging.”
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• When frosting a cake, put a dollop of frosting in the middle of the serving plate, and then invert your cake onto it. It will keep the cake from sliding around while you frost.
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• If all the eggs of a female fly hatched, she would be the mother of 131,000,000,000,000,000,000 baby flies in six months.
• “I try to keep a clean plastic no-spill cup in the car for each of my kids at all times. They don’t always remember to bring a drink, and we can fill them at water fountains when we unexpectedly visit the park or other fun places.” -- K.R. in Nevada
• Keep your outdoor hardwood furniture (teak, acacia, etc.) looking its best by cleaning and oiling it once per year. Liberally apply oil made for wood with a clean rag, then use another rag to wipe off any excess. It’s a simple thing that can make a big difference. • “When I replaced the towel rack in our bathroom, my husband decided to keep the old one for his shop. He put several ‘S’ hooks on it, and stores all manner of tools and supplies on it.” -- M.W. in Michigan • “Save the plastic cups from pudding and yogurt. You can refill them at a fraction of the cost by making a box mix. Cover the top with plastic wrap secured with a small rubber band.” -- A Reader, via e-mail
• “I purchased a small misting spray bottle from the travel-items section of my local drugstore. I filled it with rubbing alcohol, and keep it on my desk at work. I use
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• Once U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was on a hunting trip in Mississippi. One day a bear cub was brought into camp for the president to shoot. Roosevelt refused. Because of Teddy Roosevelt’s liking for the bear cub, toy bears are called “Teddy Bears” to this day. • America bought Alaska from the Russians for two cents an acre.
• Francis Scott Key composed the words to “The Star Spangled Banner” on the back of an envelope. • Since serving soda water on Sundays was against the law in the 1800s in most U.S. towns, some drugstore owners could not serve ice cream sodas. Instead, they served a concoction with ice cream, nuts, fruit, and syrup but no soda water. These “sundaes” on Sunday became so popular that they were soon served every day of the week. • The motto of the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency is: “We Never Sleep, “And that motto is printed over a picture of an open eye. That’s why private detectives are referred to as “Private Eyes.” • The reason moths and other nocturnal insects circle your porch lamp is not because they crave the spotlight. Moths and insect use the moon to help them navigate in the dark. When an insect gets too close to a light, it does what nature tells it to do – it keeps its body aligned in relation to the light source. If the light source were the far distant moon, the insect would fly straight. However, since the light is so close, the bug ends up flying in circles.
Cabinet Hinges Can be Easy Fix Q: I was visiting my elderly neighbor the other day and noticed that one of the lower cabinet doors was dangling by one warped hinge (the other had snapped completely). I’d like to fix that for her but have little experience with home repair. -- Megan in Delaware A: It’s great that you’re being a good neighbor, and hinges can be a quick fix. Bring a helper to hold the cabinet door in place and make the job go faster. Once you have permission from your neighbor, unscrew the hinges from the cabinet frame and door. Place the door in a safe place, put the broken hinges in your pocket, and head for the hardware store. You’ll want to purchase two new hinges that closely match the original hinges, and screws (if they don’t come with the hinges). You’ll also need a utility knife, a screwdriver (most likely a Phillips head), an electric drill with a range of drillbit sizes (borrow one if you don’t want to buy it at this time, although I highly recommend having one of your own), wood putty and wood stain to match the color of the cabinet. Pick up some wood glue and a small pack of wooden golf tees, too. In a perfect world, not only will you find the exact replacement hinges and screws, but the screw holes in the door and cabinet frame won’t be marred by years of use. In the real world, you will probably need to re-drill the screw holes (if the hinges are the same) or drill all new holes if the hinges are larger or smaller. If you just need to re-drill the original screw holes: Coat the pointy end of a golf tee with wood glue and carefully tap into a hole until it’s tightly wedged. Let the glue dry, then cut away the rest of the tee so that the remainder is flush with the wood surface. Now, drill a new pilot hole using a drill bit slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw you’re going to use. If you can’t use the original holes due to the new hinge size, carefully mark the location on the cabinet frame and the door where the new hinges will go, and mark the screw drill locations exactly. (Have your helper hold the door in closed position while you measure and mark -- you must be precise so it hangs correctly.) Drill new holes. Fill the old holes with wood putty, let that dry, sand and stain or paint the old hinge area. Install the hinges on the cabinet door first, then attach the hinges to the frame while your helper holds the door in place.
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Tidbits® of Ft. Collins & Loveland • In a single summer afternoon in 1935, Jesse Owens broke four world records! He set or tied marks in the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard hurdles, the 220-yard dash and the broad jump. Since then all of Jesse Owens’ records have been bettered, but never has another athlete broken four records in a single day. • A huge diamond of tremendous carat weight was taken to the finest cutter in Amsterdam. The entire value of the stone depended almost completely on the first cut. Needless to say, the diamond cutter felt the tremendous pressure of his task and spent a full month examining the stone to determine its natural cleavage. Finally, the moment of truth arrived, and the diamond cutter raised his mallet to crack the massive diamond. But when his cleaver hit the stone, the cleaver itself broke into two pieces. After collecting his wits again, the master cutter struck the stone again, and was rewarded when the stone split perfectly. He was so relieved he fainted on the floor. • Bulldogging is a popular rodeo event. In it, a cowboy on horseback chases after a steer. He then jumps from his horse, grabs the steer by the horns and tries to wrestle the steer to the ground. But where did bulldogging get its name? One story claims that a famous cowboy Bill Pickett invented bulldogging. History says that Pickett used to grab his steer by the horns, and then he would bite the upper lip of the animal, letting go with his hands just like a bulldog.
1. Is the book of Titus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. According to Hebrews 9, when Christ appears a second time, it will be to do what? To awake the Heavens, Start anew, Save those who look for Him, Cease all evil 3. Where is the Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest complete Bible in existence? Smithsonian, Hall of Jerusalem, British Museum, Vatican 4. Which hour mentioned in the Bible means the last possible moment that something can be done? First, Second, Eleventh, Twelfth 5. From Revelation, the lion of the tribe of Judah will open which book? Life, Everlasting torment, Death, Seven Seals 6. What Philistine city was home to Goliath? Jericho, Bethel, Gaza, Gath
Help for Homeowners Who Are ‘Underwater’ The Home Affordable Refinance Program has been extended, which is good news for potentially millions of homeowners. Set to expire this summer, the program now will run until June 2011. HARP is aimed at homeowners of properties that are currently worth less than what is due on the note, known as being “underwater.” Because of the home-price declines of a still-failing housing market, more and more people are experiencing the loss of equity in their homes. While most underwater homeowners continue to make payments
and are current, it’s been reported that when homeowners face losses of equity of more than 25 percent, defaults and foreclosures increase. Foreclosures are up to 4.6 percent of all homeowners now. Some merely walk away from the house when all hope of regaining equity is lost. Without solid loan-to-value numbers, a homeowner can’t refinance. Without good appraisal numbers -- because neighborhood values have fallen -- there is no refinance. Homeowners can’t sell their homes, either, if they’ll still owe more than they can get for the house. In many cases, the underwater homeowner is not at fault. Unemployment can cause whole neighborhoods to fall, as owners sell at low prices one step ahead of foreclosure, bringing down values. To qualify for the refinance program: • You must be current on your mortgage. • Only Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans can participate.
• The lender must approve and agree to rewrite the balance of the loan and take at least 10 percent off the principal. • After the refinance, the mortgage amount cannot exceed 115 percent of the value of the home. • The new mortgage payments must be less than 31 percent of your income. • The property must be your primary home. • If you have a second mortgage, the first and second will be combined. • Your FICO credit score must be 500 or above. If you have an interest-only loan or an interest rate that will rise, a HARP refinance can help stabilize your payments by giving you a fixed rate. If you have a high interest-rate loan, a HARP refinance can help reduce your payments. For more information, check the government’s Making Home Affordable site at makinghomeaffordable. gov. Click on Eligibility, and scroll down to Home Affordable Refinance Program.
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Reader: Don’t Allow House Pets to Breed By Samantha Mazzotta
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: It never seems to amaze me. I’m talking about the people who do not get their critters fixed. I know some very educated people whose pets have litter after litter. What are they thinking? Where and when will it end? It is never right or a good thing to allow your critters to have a litter. Never! Take a look at our overcrowded animal shelters. It just breaks my heart at the number of animals they have to put down. These “educated” people tell me, “Oh, I find homes for all my babies.” That’s beside the point! If you don’t have babies to give away for free, then people will have to adopt a critter from the shelter that is fixed and won’t reproduce any more unwanted and unloved animals. Get all your pets fixed! If you can’t afford to get them fixed, find a program that will help you pay for it or take them to your local shelter. Please! -- Dee in Palmyra, N.Y.
DEAR DEE: Thank you for making an important point so forcefully. Litters of puppies and kittens are very cute, but they add to an already huge population of dogs and cats, most of which are never adopted and end up in shelters, where they’re often euthanized. Unless you are an AKC-certified, professional breeder, you have no business allowing your pets to procreate. I have heard many excuses from pet owners as to why they don’t spay or neuter. “Oh, it would be cruel.” “Oh, my Maximilian would lose his confident personality if he were neutered.” And of course, “My pet is well-behaved and indoors most of the time, so she’ll never get pregnant.” Don’t let yourself be swayed by these fantasies. Learn the facts about spaying and neutering. Send your tips, questions and comments to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or e-mail them to pawscorner@hotmail. com.
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• On June 22, 1775, Congress issues $2 million in bills of credit. The bills, known at the time as “Continentals,” notably lacked the then de rigueur rendering of the British king. Instead, some of the notes featured likenesses of Revolutionary soldiers and the inscription “The United Colonies.” • On June 27, 1844, Joseph Smith, the founder and leader of the Mormon religion, is murdered when an anti-Mormon mob breaks into a jail where he is being held in Carthage, Ill. Smith claimed in 1823 that he had been visited by a Christian angel named Moroni, who spoke to him of an ancient Hebrew text that had been lost for 1,500 years. • On June 23, 1902, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft first registers “Mercedes” as a brand name, feeling that the non-German name might sell better in France. The famous Mercedes symbol, a three-point star, was registered as a trademark in 1909. • On June 26, 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin airlifting food and supplies to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade. By July 15, an average of 2,500 tons of supplies was being flown into the city every day. • On June 25, 1950, armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States quickly sprang to the defense of South Korea. More than 55,000 American troops were killed in the three-year conflict. • On June 24, 1975, an Eastern Airlines jet crashes near John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, killing 115 people. The Boeing 727 was brought down by wind shear during severe thunderstorms with heavy winds and rain. Seven passengers and two flight attendants survived the fiery crash. • On June 21, 1982, John W. Hinckley, Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan, was found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity. In the trial, Hinckley’s defense attorneys argued that their client had a pathological obsession with the 1976 film “Taxi Driver,” in which there is an attempt to assassinate a fictional senator.
• The famed Pony Express was an abject financial failure. It was in existence for only two years.
• It was American author, playwright, screenwriter and political activist Gore Vidal who made the following sage observation: “Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.” • The next time you get a chance, you might want to check the pressure of your car’s tires; if they’re not inflated to the correct pressure, you’re contributing to the $9 million in fuel that is wasted due to improper tire pressure, according to the Department of Energy. • If you ever go to Rome, one of the sights that must be seen is the Trevi Fountain, the elaborate Baroque installment that was completed in 1762. According to legend, anyone who throws a coin in the fountain is ensured a return visit to Rome. This is, evidently,
• If you were asked where the tallest pyramid on earth is located, would you answer San Francisco? The huge pyramid-shaped a popular tradition; every night approximately $3,500 is skyscraper that dominates the Bay-area retrieved from the fountain. The money is used to fund a skyline exceeds even the massive height of supermarket for the city’s needy. the pyramids in Egypt.
• The workers at a bakery in Connecticut used to play a game at lunchtime. They would play catch with a tin pie plate from the local bakery. The game became so popular that the idea was picked up commercially. Soon the disks were copied • Due to the rising prices of the materials used to mint coins, in plastic and embossed with the name of it now costs 2 cents to manufacture every penny and 9 cents to make a nickel. the pie company, “Frisbee.” •In this era of ubiquitous technology and instant communication through e-mail and text message, the average American still receives 1.5 personal letters each week. Of course, you have to weigh that against the 10.8 pieces of junk mail that arrive on a weekly basis.
• In 2006, an Illinois police officer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. This probably would not be noteworthy, except that it was the same police officer who received an award for making the most DUI arrests in his county.
1. Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros (1988-2007). 2. True -- 2,678 in the ‘70s and 2,167 in the ‘80s. 3. It was 1994. 4. Dolph Schayes was 22 years, 226 days old when he won the rebounding title in 1950-51. 5. Twice -- 2007 and 2009. 6. Cornell, which beat Maryland in the final. 7. Nellie Morse in 1924.
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Save those who look for Him; 3) British Museum; 4) Eleventh; 5) Seven Seals; 6) Gath
1. A distinguishing mark on paper money to prevent counterfeit 2. “Laverne & Shirley” 3. Lake Michigan 4. “Emma,” by Jane Austen 5. Hands (one hand equals 4 inches) 6. Barometer 7. Angles that have the same measure in degrees 8. Red, for good luck 9. “O Holy Night” 10. Swallowing
• The kangaroo got its name from Captain James Cook. When the English explorer was in Australia, he asked a native what the name of the strange, jumping animals was. The native replied, “Kangaroo.” In his language it meant, “I don’t know.”
• Most baseball players don’t like being booed by people watching them play. But John “Boog” Powell of the Baltimore Orioles said he didn’t mind being booed. “After all,” said Powell, “a boo is just three quarters of a Boog.”
• You probably know that a group of bees is called a swarm, and a group of cattle is called a herd. But did you know that a group of elks is called a gang? And did you know that several leopards are known as a leap? Other animal group names include a band of gorillas, a clowder (or a clutter) of cats, a knot of toads, a gaggle of geese and a pride of lions.
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