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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta me Lhlrtbrtiutdc Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear "Dr. Lamb My 16- year-old daughter died of subaortic stenosis. We are trying to find out more about this rare heart disease. Is it always fatal? Can a person with this disease live a normal life? Is it hereditary? What, if anything, can be done for this condition? I will appreciate any information you can give. Dear Reader It is such a great loss to lose a loved one so early. Fortunately many people with this problem can be helped or even cured. It depends a lot on how severe the problem is, and if there are other problems as well. Subaortic stenosis really refers to an obstruction at the outlet of the heart, inside the heart chamber. If the obstruction is minimal it may nut even be noticed by the individual, and he may lead a fairly normal life, never the wiser. If the obstruction is severe it limits the heart's ability to pump blood put into the arteries, then the situation is quite different. When the obstruction causes serious problems, then a heart operation can be performed. The heart has to be opened and the obstruction removed. This is usually a very successful operation, if there Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each letter stands for a different digit. Some prefer the downtown grime and pollution, but a single HICK here will not be odd! What does all that add up to? HICKS LIKE THESE LIVE I TH E STICKS Thanks for an idea to J. A. McCallum, Ralston, Alberta. (Answer tomorrow) are no other problems present. It is one of the real advances in heart surgery that has been developed over the past 20 years. Although it is a birth defect, it is not necessarily an inherited condition. It represents something going wrong during the normal development before birth. Incidentally, an obstruction of the aortic valve itself can occur in older periods as the valve is calcified after rheumatic heart disease, but this is a different type of problem. Dear Dr. Lamb I am 76 years old and have heart disease and angina heart pain. I take medicine for this. On my recent exam my cholesterol was normal at 255, but the triglycerides were slightly elevated to 212. I understand the upper limit of normal for these is 150. How could the cholesterol be normal and the triglycerides be slightly elevated? Dear Reader First learn to think of cholesterol as a waxy substance which is not a fat, and triglycerides as fat. The fat particles, triglycerides, are attached to some cholesterol in the blood. The ratio of the two often varies. It is not uncommon to have high blood fats and normal cholesterol levels. For more information on cholesterol write to me in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1550 Radio City Station, N.Y., New York 10019, and ask for the "Cholesterol" booklet. Enclose 50 cents to cover costs. Incidentally, not everyone would agree that your cholesterol level was normal. I would regard it as borderline. Studies show that the lowest rate of heart attacks occur in persons with levels below 220. The 250 range is sometimes used only because it is an average figure for our population, a population with a high incidence of heart attacks. So, I would prefer to see both of your values at a lower level. Dr. Lamb welcomes your letters, but because of the large volume of mail, he can answer individually only letters used in his column. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. Your horoscope By Jeam Dixon FRIDAY, MARCH 1 Your birthday today: You are your own mentor this coming year, learning to evaluate your resources and progress for yourself. Working conditions should be fairly stable, encouraging development more accurate methods and higher skills. Relationships range from one extreme to another, none to be taken for granted, with some few really worth your tact and devotion. Today's natives are energetic, fond of sports, any form of exercise. ARIES (March 21-April Neither recriminations nor urgent suggestions for" counteractions are apt to be heard above the general hubbub. Do what comes handy, without fuss and fury. TAURUS (April 20-May Getting off to a fast start is of little help as early matters have to be done over or corrected, anyhow. Co- operation improves as day wears on. GEMINI (May 21-June You may have to improvise, change your story somewhat, but you are working from a position of advantage and should not let opportunity slip by. CANCER (June 21-July Quietly go about putting your family and household affairs to rights where you can. Business contacts are not so readily available, not so easily pleased. LEO (July 23-Aug. Simply completing routines is good enough for the moment. 'Bide your time on any project involving much optional help from friends or loved one. laved on.e. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Review your circumstances, clarify your budget. Take' inventory of possessions and materials to see about getting rid of clutter; profitably, if possible. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Chances you are given more to do than is convenient. Expect no favors nor any great cooperative movement among your associates. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Stick to what you've checked out in the past, what worked before. Those better off than you are do not share willingly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. If there is any issue you can put your foot into inadvertently, you are apt to do it. Money gets away with little or nothing to show for it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Be sure you understand what is-expected of you. Begin as early as you can; there's more than enough to do just to close out your quota this week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. You run smack into some good questions, and you had better stop to think before you offer snap answers. Friends may be concerned over your plans. PISCES (Feb. 19-March With calm persistence, you can at least get your views clearly stated. By winning this round, you perhaps set up the conditions for future cooperation. 1974, The Chicago Tribune I HAVE THE FEELING THAT I'M 6ETTIN6 VVMKR VM...I DON'T EVEN EXPECT TO SET AW SMARTER... SHORT MBS by frank o'neal >OULL SET rwwrr YEAKS PDS? SELUMS ILLESAL NO WONPEJ? IS SO V1UCM IN HI AND LOIS by dik SEE YOU. I'M B H74, TIM Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4Q97C2 OQJ8 WEST EAST K53 48 North East 2 Pan 4 Paw 0 K 6 0 A 9 5 4 3 4KJ1062 SOUTH A J 10 4 072 A93 The bidding: South West 1 A Pan 3 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of 0 Simple addition led West to the winning defense on this deal. But he could have saved himself a tot of time had he chosen a different opening lead. Though South had the point count for an opening bid of one no trump, his weak doubleton and surfeit of points in the major suits suggested that a suit con- tract might be more viable. When North raised his suit, South showed his extra val- ues with a game try of three hearts. Even tho he had five tramps. North might have been wiser to bid a mere three spades, for three queens generally are not the material that partner looks for in a game contract West got off to a reason- ably good start with the king of diamonds. When that held, it seemed obvious to continue the suit, but West looked father deeper into the matter. He could5 see 17 points, and South's bidding marked him with 16-18 points. The play to the first trick put the ace of dia- monds with East, and that left at best a couple of points unaccounted for. Since West controlled the trump suit, there was time to score a diamond ruff lat- er. But if declarer held only two diamonds, the setting trick would have to be found elsewhere. If East's missing points were the king of hearts, there was little hope, for de- clarer would pick it up with a finesse. The only chance was to presume East held the queen of clubs. Thus, at trick two East shifted to a low club, and declarer was a dead duck. Try as he might, he had to lose a trump, two diamonds and a club. Note that, had East contin- ued with a diamond at trick two, declarer would make his contract. He would ruff the third diamond with the ten of trumps. West could over-ruff or not as he pleased. Declarer would draw trumps and discard dummy's dub loser on the fourth round of hearts. The defenders would be held to two diamond tricks and the king of spades. And to think this all could have been avoided had West led a club at trick one? THE CARP FAMILY Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of Merit Students Encyclopedia to Lynn Shaffner, age 15, of Spokane, Washington, for her question: Is it true that goldfish are small carp? It is true that goldfish belong to the carp family and that usually they remain rather small. The carp, as a group, are very durable fishes that often live to a great age. The goldfish members of the family are selected oddities that live as pampered pets. However, aquarium goldfish can survive even when dumped into local streams. Carps are muddy-colored fishes of muddy-colored freshwater streams. If by chance they find themselves in a stream of clean, clear water, they promptly root around the bottom and stir up a murky mess. This does not remind us of a glamorous little goldfish, swimming daintily in her sparkling clean glass bowl. Besides, the grubby old carp has a short moustache of four barbels or feelers. Glamorous Goldie has no such barbels. Nevertheless, the carp and the goldfish are members of the same Cypriniformes Order and both belong in the smaller family Cyprinidae. They are carp cousins. The goldfish story began in China, about 1.000 years ago. There it was the custom to keep more or less domesticated carp in ponds. Though rather bony, the carps art a fine food fish when the cook knows just how to serve them. It seems that the Chinese carp keepers noticed that some of their murky fishes had lively patches of red or yellow. These oddities were worth admiring and to make them more visible they were separated and kept in'clay pots or special ponds. This gave the carp with slight color tendencies a chance to breed which produced offspring with greater color tendencies. After generations of this selective breeding, strains of completely gold and red-gold carp appeared. These were the world's first goldfish, the result of leamwork between nature. who created the carps, and the patient Chinese, who concentrated the carp's secret color-making tendency to breed a new strain Visitors from afar came to admire them. In the 1500s, some Chinese goldfish were taken to Japan. There the fish breeders developed a multitude of fancier strains with bulging eyes and trailing fins, plus a new range of colors. In the 1700s, plain and fancy goldfish were popular in Europe. As far as we know, the first goldfish shipment to reach North America arrived about 1850. Andy sends a seven-volume set of The Chronicle of Narnia to Louise Seguin, age 12, of St Catharines, Ontario, for her question: How many kinds of kangaroo are there? In Australia, all sorts of animals are called kangaroos but this does not prove that they are trua kangaroos. For example, one animal is called a tree kangaroo and there is quite an assortment of creatures called rat kangaroos. Then there are various wallabies, often called small kangaroos. In some ways all these animals are related to each other and to the true kangaroos. For all of them are marsupial mammals. However, merely being a pouched mammal is not enough to qualify an animal as a true kangaroo. Strictly speaking, there are only two of these, both of them whoppers. The mighty males stand six or seven feet tall and weigh about 200 pounds. The Great Grey Kangaroo alias the Forester, ranges through east and west Australia and parts of Tasmania. His soft coat is mainly grey. The Great Red Kangaroo is more common in central Australia. His soft grey coat is tinged with shades of mauve and rusty red. Ouwtions by child- ren of Herald bt malted to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Himtington Mach, (Copyright Chrorricto Publishing Co. 1i73) THIS STRIMG WILL REMIND YOU TO PICK UP THE DRY CLEANING ON THE WAY HOME K SHE TREATS ME LIKE A TWO- YEAR-OL CHILD SHE SHOULD REALIZE I'M A ADULT WHAT'D SHE SAY TWIS J STRIMG WAS FOR AGAIN ARCHIE THAT'S A COMMEMO- RATIVE. COIN WHAT IS THAT IN THE FRAME, MISS BEAZLY. A GOLD PIECE? by hob montana WHY, IT'S JUST A PLAIN OLD v >T WHAT MAKES IT SO rt RARE? HAGAfi THE HORRIBLE dik browne BLANP... JUST A MlNT Of GARLIC. BEETLE BJULEY by mod walker WELL, WHAT KIND OF A byalcapp TWWIWEEDS MEVER.'.' TML PURl- IN M1.ART MVC-jOTxj APK GIMME J> AKVNOKFD AGAIWbT VOUR x TME VIOLFWCE O" i FVIL T'V.T LI I WOT IS PI AKITJ' ro' V K IM MAVF MAH D DOUGH rr f. Ti CM RVSAKH SI JOT AT NO, OflPlY I HAVE NO TEA LEAVES ON ME; WR, S1KANGE AS if MAY SEEM, MO CWSTAL OR EVEN A OUUA POARP. 1 AM NOW IN A PEEP 7KANCE'. AM 6ETTJNSA PlClUREjArti IS YOUR RJTUREJ: A COTE LOCAL 6JKL IS WITH I YODj SHE'S PAKT6YP5Y, PART CMUAN! t HARKi 3 HEAR WEPWN5 PELLSj YOU 'I ARE SHOWERH? WITH ;