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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IS THE LfTHBRIDGE HERALD Tueidciy, Octobst 15, 1971 Your horoscope By Dixon WEDNESDAY. OCT. II Your birthday today: The questions you ask of yourself and life change this year. What was challenging shrinks to rnulinc while ideas that seemed subtle and re- mote become spiritual adven- ture. Today's natives often LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Stroke harms blood vessels Dear Dr. l.amb Two years! others in a smooth fashion. It ago I had a stroke, not severe, j these cells in the brain are thank goodness, and I recover-1 damaged you may not be able ed the use of my hand and to move the leg at nil. could walk with a walker in short while. But my leg heavy and drag my foot when Sometimes other cells in the pursue a vocation with a dog- matic fervor. AIMES (March 21-April Be alert for sudden incidents, willing to think as you go and stick by decisions implied by your immediate reactions. TAUIIUS (April 20-May Try a wide range of projects and no recriminations offer- ed or accepted for those which go astray or fail. GEMINI (May Little you say or do will go un- noticed or raremembered. Dis- cretion preserves future op- tions. Seek serious objectives, changes. CANCER (June Listening brings more informs tion than eager questioning. What you need to know comes from unlikely people, casual strangers. I walk. Can you help me? Would circulation pills help? I've heard of some people tak- ing them and I would appre- ciate any other help you can give to us folks. Dear Reader stroke commonly means that an area of the brain has been dam- aged. Usually this is from a clot or related mechanism that plugs an artery [o part of the brain. So the real disease that causes the problem is in the blood vessel. The brain and spinal cord cells that are destroyed cannot be regenerated like a broken bone or many other parts of the body. Since almost all of our functions can be pinpointed to a specific part of the brain the area damaged determines if a stroke victim paralyzed, can't speak or has other prob- lems. To illustrate, there is a small spot on the surface of the left side of the brain that is the central point for controlling the right leg. When you want to move the right leg impulses pass from this point, cross over to the left side of the spinal cord and eventually stimulate tia right leg muscles to control sounds simple brain that escape injury take LEo (July 2.1-Aug. Pre- over the function of the dam- 1 senf your fimsi, most lucid aged ones or can be trained to image. Accept invita- replace them. A good example i tions aj face presuming is speech. You can develop an- no special stall's in those who other area for speech in some vour attention. cases, but it takes a long per- viIU'O (Aug. 23-Srpl. iod of training. 1 suspect there your special skills and detailed is much yet to be learned in knowledge come to critical fo- training the brain to take over CUSi Decisions worked out early functions of areas that have been damaged. A stroke patient needs to have particular attention to the development of his muscles by special exercises so he can make the most of his ability and prevent, in so far as pos- sible, crippling or loss of func- tion. Regarding circulation pills, if a person has high blood pres- sure it is sometimes advisable to treat this to prevent further changes in the blood vessels and possible further damage to tho brain. There are other medicines that are given to help the brain function when the circulation is poor. No gen- eralization can be made. The things that prevent heart dam- age from blood vessel disease apply equally well to strokes, preferably before they occur. This means, no cigarettes, pre- vention of obesity, a proper diet, limited in any kind of fat, tend to clear the air. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. The middle road goes farthest today. As you bear inspection you have a deeper insight into the qualities of those observing you react accordingly, but gracefully. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Find something good in what- ever news there is. Like as not you have a personal tri- umph to cheer about as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Mind your manners; let nobody get an impression Uiat you've taken him for granted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-.Ian 19) :Be versatile, You still have more Adjustments to make; this time they're even fun. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feh. Hopefully you can take Die light approach without get- ting funny or patronizing. Much depends on your real at- titudes this complex and busy day. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Hit on the right note and all goes rather smoothly. Do your utmost to make home life har- monious. fil'S KNOW, FROM GW..WE WERE PUWINS IF Ifti BROTHER D0E5NT WANT TO SEE THINK Wtf SHOULP LEAVE. TUMBLEWEEDS-By TOM K. RYAN BlONDIE-By Chic Young in.Gives tlic integration i or fat. "avoiding too uny complex signals to re- j much chloresterol and getting some muscles and contract I proper exercise. Heat, temperature Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia to James P. Hotchkies, age 15, of Staten Island, New York, for his question: How does heat differ from temperature? A weight lifter can test his degree of muscle power by lift- ing 100 pounds or more. He can repeat the test many times. But this does not tell the total amount of strength his body can use in a day. Heat is a different form of energy. A in different substances. Sup- pose we put a pot of water and a bar of iron on the two burn- ers. When the water boils, the iron contains enough heat to sizzle the water. Actually iron Is nine times easier to heat than water. This quality is spe- cific heat. On the scale of spe- cific heat, water has a rating of 1, iron has a rating of 0.113. This quality causes the i oceans to absorb heat mor thermometer can measure than the solid land. degree of the litter's body temperature. A dozen thermometers may give the Their vast waters also tend to lose their heat more slowly. Un- der the same summer sun, the forcing. North must either rslse I to four hsarts or return to three trump. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN (9 inn Br Wait Trtbuil BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS South, vulnerable, hold: '7KJ86 OKQ10 4AKJS7 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East i Pass Pass What do you bid now? hearts. Even IF part- ler has made a shaded response, row do not wish 'o play for less than game. Your hand Is worth W points In support of hearts. Remember that a Jump to three hearts would permit partner to pasj. Q. side vulner- able and as South you hold: A1072 WAJ10975 The bidding has proceeded: East South West North 3 Pass Pass 4 4 Pass What do you bid now? has shown a strong hand, one on which he can win at least eight or nine tricks him- self. You should, therefore, be conscious of slam, and It tuggested that you bid at least five spades. This a vague sort of bid, of course. At this level It Is hard to be precise, but you must get across to partner the notion that you have gome cards which wlil be highly useful to him. Q. South, vulnerable, you hold: A.I 8 3 CAKSB The bidding has proceeded: Souiii West North East 1 1 v> Pass J o What do you hid now? hearts. While we do jot choose to open this hind with a two demand bid, are better now than they were t the start, simply because hearts, a suit which would have dona us no good, are marked with both opponents. This makes Q. vulnerable and as South you hold: OAQI052A101 The bidding has proceeded: West North East South Pass Pass 1 Dble. 1 NT Pass Pass What do you bid now? again. Even tho partner was unable to make a free bid, you should not abandon this hand, which contains 17 points In high cards. A bid of two diamonds Is not recom- mended; the double could result in a lite leave-In by partner, which might prove profitable. Q. South, both sides vulnerable, you hold: AA742 C7AKS64 03f, The bidding has proceeded: West North East South I 0 Pass 2 What do you bid? There Is no action that you can take with safety. Against an opening bidder and an adversary who has been able to respond the level of two, it Ic extremely risxy to reach for an eight trick contract with a hand that may well produce no more than four tricks. Q. 7 Neither vulnerable and as South you hold: 4.8 OK 8 The bidding has proceeded: South West North East I 1 20 I What action do you take? own preference Is tot t rebid of merely two hearts which Is, to be sure, somewhat of an understatement, and yet Jump to three hearts would ba a shade too aggressive. There [a no. need to press when partner has made a free bid and fore Intends to make some move toward game. On the next round. South will be in a position same readings. But they do not Sand'" continents' get hotter tell the amount of heat in one than the seas. In winter the m i 1 d e r oceans share their or a dozen feverish bodies. Heat is the speed energy of molecules in solids, liquids and gases. The faster they move, the holler the substance. We can measure the degree of heat energy only as it flows from one substance to another. For warmth with the cooler shores. Andy sends a World Book Atlas to Steven' Topolnitsky, age 10. of Winnipeg, 14, Man- toba, for his question: How tlo they make dry ice? In winter, the frosty air steals example, suppose the water at i heat from the water and chills the beach is 65 degrees Fahr- j it to solid ice. This happens enheit. We dip a thermometer j when the temperature drops to in a sample of sea water, its i zero degrees centigrade The c o 11 i d ing molecules transfer some of their heat energy to the mercury and caused it to expand to a level of 65 degrees. But obviously this does not re- veal the total heat contained in the ocean. This enormous reservoir of heat was absorbed from weeks of solar radiation on a global scale. Its temperature mea- sures the heat transferred by a f e w zillion sample molecules. ILs heat is the total energy con- tained in all its speeding mole- cules. We can measure this in calories, kilocalories or BTUs. These units estimate heat in terms of the potential work en- ergy it can yield. Molecules have rules for ab- sorbing, storing and releasing their heat. As a pot of water sits on a burner, its molecules use the heat to move faster at sea level when, the temperature reaches lOOdegrees centigrade, they are moving fast enough to sep- arate from the liquid and zoom off as gaseous vapor. But if the pot stays on the burner, its temperature does not rise above 100 degrees. Obviously temperature of dry ice is minus 80 degrees centigrade which is 80 centigrade degrees colder than ordinary ice. Actually it is frozen carbon dioxide, the waste gas we breathe out. Thank goodness the weather never gets cold enough to freeze carbon dioxide gas into solid dry ice. Neither does a refrigerator or a deep freezer. To make dry ice, we mus remove enough heat from car bon dioxide gas to make i freeze solid. Ordinary freezer, cannot do (lie job, but there ari other ways. When a gas is com pressed, or squeezed in a pres sure tank, it gets hotter. H i escapes through a valve, it uses its heat to spread out and ex pand. To make dry ice. they compress carbon dioxide gas and let it escape time after time. Each time it loses more o: iLs heat. When its temperature drops to minus 80 degrees centi- grade, it freezes into dry ice But beware, this stuff is cok enough to freeze your bare fingers beyond repair. Questions BUSINESS HASN'T BEEN TOO GOOD r LATELY EVERYBODY'S J- THEIR HAIR GROW LONG IT'S NICE TO SEE A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED BEAN-HEAD LIKE YOURS AGAIN BEtTI.E BAUEY-By Mori Walker 111 ABNER-By Al Capp HOW CAW ANV IWDUSTRIALIST STAWD THE SIGHT OP ASOM-- -WHO LOOKS LIKE S RALPH ;J NADER.'.' SOMETIMES I WISH I WAS BEAD BUT THAT'P BE NO RELIEF JUST LOOK UP FROM WHEREVER I WAS-AMD SEE EVERYTHING IN HIS HANDS- the likelihood very great that we will find a fit with one of our suits In partner's hand. Q. 4 Neither vulneraMe and as South you hold: 49 v'AQlOSfi OA7S The bidding has proceeded: South West North East 1 V Pass 1 Pass 2 Pass 2 NT Pass 1 What do you bid now? A Three hearts. While yon fiavB the values to proceed to three no trump, your own preference should be for a heart con-tract H that Is agreeable partner. Tho bid of three this point, after both partners have- shown good hands, to make i delayed jump. Q. As South, you hold: The bidding has proceeded: Soutb West North East 1 O Pass 2 0 Pass 3