Page 4

Tidbits® of Salina

Page 4

Tiny Dust Mites Are Fact of Life DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 9 years old. I read what you said about dust mites. I am wondering if they can hurt me. Will they affect me in any way? Am I safe around them? One night I was snuggling my pillow pet, and my mom said, “Remember, it has dust mites.” She gave me your article. I couldn’t sleep that night, knowing that loads of dust mites were crawling around me. So tell me. Should I be afraid? What makes them go away? What will happen? -- T.M.C. ANSWER: Have no fear, T.M.C. Dust mites have not done, are not doing and will not do anything harmful to you. I have them too. So does just about everyone. They’re all over the world. They’re less than onehundredth of an inch, barely visible. They don’t bite you. They feed on dead skin that has fallen off the body. They don’t crawl in and out of your mouth, as the letter writer suggested. Dust mites don’t give you any illness, although some people are allergic to them and itch when exposed to them. In a very few people, they might trigger an asthma attack. None of this has happened to you or me. I don’t think it ever will. Dust mites need high humidity to survive, around 70 percent. You can cut down on their number if you keep your room humidity lower than that.

Don’t try to get rid of them. They’re part of the biological diversity that exists in our world. I don’t know if they do us any good, but they don’t do us any harm, aside from the allergy thing. Sleep in peace. I apologize for ruining a night’s sleep for you. Please don’t ask me about bedbugs. They don’t make people ill either, but they give me the creeps. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband and I have started walking every evening. It’s our way of staying in shape. I like it. My husband actually listens to what I have to say when we walk. There is one thorn in my side, however. My husband insists that I don’t walk correctly, and he is constantly giving me ways to change my walking style. It’s extremely irritating. I have been walking the way I walk since I was an infant. Is there really a special way to do so? -- R.C. ANSWER: Most people develop a walk natural for them, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some general pointers about the proper walking style are worth incorporating into your walking pattern. Keep your head erect with eyes focused about 20 feet in front of you. Your arms should be bent at the elbow. When the right foot hits the ground, the left arm should be in front of your body, and vice versa when your left foot hits the ground. The heel of the foot should strike the ground first, and the liftoff should come from the toes. Older people tend to shorten their walking stride in an attempt to keep both feet always on the ground. This gives them more balance and stability. They should try to take a little longer stride and use their arms for balance and stability as I described above. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

Americans' Adventures

Disney Cookie Jar Q: I have a “Lady and the Tramp” Siamese cat cookie jar that was made in 2004. I understand it has increased in value and wonder if you can give me an idea of how much. I seem to remember paying about $25 for it originally. -- Sue, Camden, Ohio A: Remember the names of the cats? Si and Am. Your cookie jar was in a limited issue of 250 and is worth $200, according to “The Official Price Guide to Disney Collections” by Ted Hake (House of Collectibles, $29.95). *** Q: Is there someone near me who can help me appraise my mother’s dishes. They are approximately 80 years old, clear glass with an etched pattern. Can you help me? -- Nora, Albuquerque, N.M. A: I think your dishes are probably pieces of a Depression glass pattern. There are several excellent guides you can use to see if you can find your particular pattern. One of my favorite references is “Warman’s Depression Glass: Identification and Price Guide” by Ellen T. Schroy and published by Krause ( This guide has most of the patterns issued, is fully illustrated and easy to navigate. I think the prices listed accurately reflect the marketplace. Keep in mind that values change from region to region. For example, Coors pottery brings a much higher price in Colorado than it does in Vermont. If you would rather hire the services of an appraiser, there are several in the Albuquerque area, including Phyllis Thunborg (502-898-0863) and Suzanne Staley (888-758-1118). Check out Staley’s Website at If you use an appraiser, you should expect to pay for this service. *** Q: I bought a corner cast-iron table a number of years ago for $75. It has dragon feet, and I bought it because I thought it was unique. I am enclosing a picture of it and would like to know the age of this table. -- Lela, Godfrey, Ill. A: Without actually being able to examine this table, I can only venture a guess. It appears to reflect the styles of the 1920s and ‘30s. To find out for certain, you need to contact a dealer or appraiser in your area. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


is sponsored by: Is

to rugged outdoor exploration. •

Prior to his final trip with Boomer, Turk had

completed a number of memorable climbs and has completed five separate Siberian expeditions in an effort to study Shamanic culture.

Mixed Grill ALL COFFEE BEAN-OR CAN BE 1/2 cups orange WHOLE marmalade GROUNDlemon ON SITE. DECAF BEANS 2 tablespoons juice AVAILABLE. 1119 tablespoon freshMon, rosemary, orSat 1 teaEast Iron Open Wed thru 1PM-6PM spoon dried rosemary leaves, chopped, (785) 643-8103 crushed 3/4 teaspoon salt 6 fully cooked bratwurst, knockwurst or frankfurters 1 (3 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into quarters Tomato wedges, for garnish

1. In small bowl, mix orange marmalade, lemon juice, rosemary and salt. 2. Cut a few slashes in each bratwurst to prevent them from bursting while cooking. 3. Place chicken quarters on grill over medium heat; cook until golden on both sides, about 10 minutes. Then to avoid charring, stand chicken pieces upright, leaning one against the other. Rearrange pieces from time to time and cook until fork-tender and juices run clear when pierced with knife, about 25 minutes longer. During last 10 minutes of cooking, place bratwurst on same grill. Brush NOW OPEN chicken quarters and bratwurst frequently with orange-marmalade mixture. 4. Garnish with tomato wedges to serve. Serves 6.

KANZA YAN Z A! Deli & Bakery 157 N. 7th, Salina, KS

Each serving Hungry?without Try the 1/2 tomatoes: lb buffalo burger!About 613 calories, 39g total fat (13g saturatDeli Sandwiches, Cheese Steaks, Gourmet Hamburgers, ed),Fresh 162mg cholesterol, 875mgRolls, sodium, Baked Bread, Cheesecake, Cinnamon Etc. 30g carbohydrate, 41g protein. PUT YOUR SANDWICH CLAMPS TO GOOD USE! ALSO DAILY SPECIALS OFFERED For thousands of triple-tested recipes, Dine In or Carry Out visit our website(785) at 404-6058 Mon thru Sat, 7 AM to 3 PM

• The trip required the two sportsmen to drag their kayaks across 800 miles of flat ice. Each kayak was over 13 feet long and weighed over 200 pounds. They began the trip in May, when ice had yet to melt completely, but were able to find pockets of open water after the spring thaw. • Of the many dangers Turk and Boomer faced, the most terrifying were frequent interactions with

Spinach and Strata polar bears. They saw 11 onCheddar one dayWhole alone,Wheat nine of which were aggressive.

Slices of firm whole-wheat bread are layered with frozen chopped spinach and sharp cheddar cheese, then baked in a light egg custard. a day ahead, refrigerate overnight, and bake the next FAMOUS Assemble LANDMARKS OF THE WORLD: morning for a delicious brunch. Or assemble and bake the same day WRIGLEYand FIELD serve with a salad for a light dinner.

Home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field is

4 teaspoons Dijon mustard 8 slices firm whole-wheat sandwich bread one of baseball’s mostshredded old-fashioned andcheese famous 1/2 cup (2 ounces) sharp cheddar 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped ballparks. spinach, thawed and squeezed dry • Built 2incups 1914, Wrigley Field low-fat (1 percent) milk will be going on its 99th season in eggs 2012 and its 97th year with the Cubs. 4 large 4 large eggiswhites • Wrigley Field the second oldest major league 1/2 teaspoon salt ballpark 1/4 in teaspoon the United following behind coarselyStates, ground black pepper

located in the heart of downtown Chicago and is

Boston’s Fenway Park built in 1912.

1. Grease 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish. Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on 1 side of each bread slice. Place 4 slices bread in Originally Weeghman inofhonor bakingnamed dish, mustard side up. TopPark with half cheese, of all of spinach, then remaining cheese. Place remaining bread slices in dish, mustard side up. 2. In medium bowl, with wire whisk or fork, beat milk and remaining ingredients until blended. Slowly pour egg mixture over bread slices. Prick bread with fork at 1-inch intervals and press slices down so egg mixture can be absorbed more easily. 3. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight to allow egg mixture to be absorbed thoroughly. 4. To bake, preheat oven to 350 F. Uncover baking dish and bake strata 55 minutes to 1 hour, until knife inserted 1 inch from center comes out clean. Remove strata from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Each serving: About 400 calories, 11g total fat (4g saturated), 155mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 39g total carbs, 5g dietary fiber, 18g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at

• Wrigley Field seats 41,160 people. •


Please contact our sales manager Edward Welch at or call (785) 404- 1000 Tidbits of salina is a locally owne...


Please contact our sales manager Edward Welch at or call (785) 404- 1000 Tidbits of salina is a locally owne...