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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Your birthday today: Your life takes on a sweeping pan- oramic quality this year, with phases of soaring feelings of high adventure, and other times of quite serious con- cern. Avoid speculation for the first half-year. Relationships tend to remain steady and supportive. Today's natives are prudent, with many per- sonal hobbies squeezed into rather busy lives. They often accumulate wealth in their maturity. ARIES (March 21-April The apparent "sure thing" of the morning is something else by afternoon. Almost any shop- ping operation tends to include needless items. The enchant- ment of romance is hinted in p.m. TAURUS (April 20-May Continuing good progress is available despite a morning slowdown or waiting period. A modest, easygoing approach runs on well ahead of those who push and shove. GEMINI (May 21-June People are ready to respond to whatever you contribute. Let the world see your sunny side. Stay on or near home grounds rather than long travels alone or with people you're not sure of. CANCER (June 21-July It's a favorable tune for renew- ing a plea, trying to persuade partners into closer coopera- tion. Eember, as you ride the high tide, those who were of help when things were at low ebb. LEO (July 23-Ang. Per- sonal success is the by-word, comes in reasonable proportion to what you try fi- Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER "I saw you at the races Sat- said Steve. "Who TJZS the boy "Boy Friend? That's my fa- Pam smiled. "But you like teasers, so here's one. If you add his age to the square of mine you get just three quar- ters of my age multiplied by the difference between his age and mine." You try. Thanks for an idea to G. Hull, Victoria, B.C. (Answer Monday) Yesterday's answer: ICI- CLES was 1414378. nancial transactions out of the way early, staying strictly with- in bounds of earlier decisions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. A favorable time if you can re- tain your caution with unfamil- iar gadgets, care in handling tools. There's no hurry if you have correctly judged the scope of the day's activity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. From a troubled start, your day unrolls into a broad picnic sort of you will let it. Meditation at midday brings guidance. Nothing has to be permanently decided now, so relax. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 Nov. Comes now the showdown; who- ever has been bluffing is called. Be candid and direct, without malice, as you pick up what belongs to you. Begin prepara- tions for a fresh run of career efforts. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Put on a brave front, present your best appearance, and do everything first class. Fine time to entertain or offer the sort of encouragement peo- ple need for morale-boosting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. In the last analysis, what you achieve depends on what you are. Summon up inner re- sources, make an extra push to transcend earlier limitations. Pattern action according to your own ideas. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. See how carefree you can re- main and how free you can leave others to think for them- selves. Constructive develop- ments of personal co-operation can arise from dealings with relatives. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Keep your own counsel. Watch for the belated reactions of those nearby to what has been happening lately. You have much to gain by avoiding pub- licity. 1973; The Chicago Tribune LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Shaking palsy is Parkinson's IHHhlSUH 15 THE CAPITAL OF IRAQ? "HE j rj I'M NOT SURE r CAN HANDLE THATCJUKTION.MAJW COULD I SENP IN A PINCH-HITTER? TUMBLEWEEDS-By Tom K. Ryan it's all about, there isn't too Dear Dr. Lamb Could you please tell me something about Parkinson's disease and what I understand much known about it. I would like inform- ation about the cause, the symp- toms and the effects it has on an individual. Parkinson's changes in brain cells, particularly those that control movements. In Parkinson's disease the con- Dear Reader disease involves Ask Andy Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Stu- dents Encyclopedia to Lita Patrick, age 12, of Vancouver, B.C., for her question: Is there an animal called the kobugo? This mysterious animal cer- tainly exists, though he goes by at least half a dozen different names. Some experts would have us believe that he is a very rare creature. But sci- entists who know where to look assure us that this is not so. And the people of southeast Asia agree. They gave him his various names because they speak different languages. The Malay people of south- east Asia know that he exists. So do the peoples of Thailand, Borneo and the Philippines. De- pending upon where he lives, he is known as the "kobugo" or the the "koanguan" or the the "cobego" or perhaps by some other local name. Visting naturalists some- times give up and call him flying lemur. However, he is not Fit, sept. 7 GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN 1973, Tlw CHiMJO TribUM Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH 4A7 EAST A96543 V 8 7 OJ1074 9 8 0 AQ65 WEST AQ82 K Q J 9 6 092 A Q 10 4 SOUTH AKJ10 OK83 4.AJ652 The bidding: South West North East 1 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of V There are times when de- clarer has several different ways to play for his con- tract, but he cannot afford to adopt the wrong line. Oc- casionally, the dilemma can be solved by enlisting the aid of the opposition. After South had opened the bidding with one no tramp, North did not feel that the quality of his heart suit was such that he should probe for a 4-4 fit and a ma- jor suit game. With 13 high card points opposite a mini- mum of 16, he felt there was little danger at three no trump West led the king of hearts, and declarer could count eight top tricks. A 3-3 diamond division would give him his ninth and, if that failed, the club and spade finesses were still in re- serve. To investigate the possibil- ities, declarer won the first trick with the ace of hearts and tested the diamonds, ending in his hand. Unfortu- nately, West discarded a low spade on the third round. Declarer could not very well afford the club finesse, for if it lost he might be defeated could lose four heart and a club. To compli- cate matters, the spade fi- nesse could be taken either way Declarer found a practical solution to his problem. The possibility that West started out with six hearts was re- mote. Rather than guess which finesse to take, de- clarer simply exited with a heart West took his four heart tricks, declarer discarding three clubs from his hand and a diamond from dum- jny. With nothing but black cards left in his hand, West had to lead into one of de- clarer's tenaces. Whichever suit he led would allow de- clarer to score three tricks in that suit, bringing South's total to nine. This line of play gave up any chance of overtricks, but landed the game a lemur and he does not really 'fly. Scientists admit that he is one of the world's most remarkable animals and. classify his two slightly different species in a group of their own. The ko- bego, or whatever local name you choose to use, belongs in the animal order Dermoptera, sometimes spelled Dermaptera. His small distinguished group is tucked between the insectiv- orous moles and the flying bats. The bats, of course, are the only mammals who fly on genuine, flappable wings. The various so-called flying squir- rels are gliding mammals. Some of them perform fabulous parachute leaps from the tree- tops but the remarkable ko- bugo is the champion aerial acrobat of the mammal world. He lives in dense jungles, where his usual method of locomotion includes gliding from one tall tree to the next. The kobugo is about the size of a long-tailed house cat. He has a foxy little face with huge eyes and a pair of large, leafy ears. His most remarkable fea- ture is his silken, chincilla type fur coat, which hangs down his sides like a luxurious blanket. Actually it covers two loose flaps of skin. They are at- tached to his sides from his chin to each of hs four paws and the tip of his tail. When he launches himself from a treetop, he extends his arms, legs and tail and be- comes an oblong flying carpet. His furry side flaps make an excellent parachute as he glides gracefully toward the next tree. This champion glid- er of the animal kingdom may cover a distance of 190 feet. He extends his clawed paws to land safely on the next tree. The kobugo dines on injects, flowers and perhaps an occa- sional helping of fruit. He is classed in an order of his own mainly because his teeth are unique. Each of his upper and lower front teeth has roots. His lower incisors two are like little combs with ten or twelve fine points. w The kobua is somewhat mys- terious because he is one of the quiet night creatures of t h e dense jungle. During the day he sleeps high in the branches. The female bears one baby at a time. The little on elikes to ride around, clutched to her furry chest though some- times the weary mother parks Mm in a hollow tree. When she hangs upside down from a bough, the bright-eyed baby nestles comfortably inside her furry hammock. Questions astefl by children of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box 765. Huntington Beach, California 9264S. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) dis- tracted muscles cause stiff- ness. The muscles that are con- tracted are those that cause the body to bend over, causing the bsnt or stooped posture charac- teristic of Parkinson's disease. The body movements are actu- ally slowed because it's more difficult to move the joints when some of the muscles are stiff- ened. The disease may involve many different muscles groups. Characteristically, the arms may become stiff, even the muscles that move the tongue and lips are affected, which in turn can involve the speech. The muscles of the face may become stiff causing the mask- like expressionless stare of the person with Parkinson's M'- ease. The most common first symptom of Parkinson's dis- ease is the tremor of tbe hand. It may involve one or both hands. There are many differ- ent kinds of tremors, including those caused by overactive thy- roids, so the presence of the tremor alone is not proof of Parkinsin'g disease. The move- ment of the thumb against the fingers in Parkinson's disease has been described as a pill rolling tremor, characteristic of the disease. Very often a per- son with this problem may be doing something and simply freeze in one position. The cause for the changes in the brain cells in most cases is not known. In a few cases, the cause is identifiable as pre- vious encephalitis (inflamma- tion of the poisoning (either through drugs or tox- and rarely, brain tumors or other problems. Many indiv- iduals with encephalitis during an epidemic in 1918 to 1926 de- veloped Parkinson's disease later. Some manifested their first symptom as long as 10 years after the episode of en- cephalitis. It's rare for the symptoms to progress suffici- ently rapid to disable an indiv- idual within five years after the first symptom is first noted. It usually takes 10 to 20 years before the individual be- comes incapacitated. Perhaps the most widely popularized treatment is tbe use of L-Dopa. Apparently it replaces some nfeded chemi- cal substance within the affect- ed brain cells so that normal function is resumed, which in turn means the spasticity or rigidity of the over-contracted muscles disappears. As they relax, the person may return to near normal function. Not everyone has benefited from this medicine and some people have complications from it. Nevertheless, it is an impor- tant addition to treatment of these problems. Other medicines have been used and the Whole gamut of physical therapy, including heat and exercises to maintain the full range of function for as long as possible. Brain surgery has been help- ful in some cases, although it's not indicated for everybody either and it's not universally sucdessful. By destroying the cells that stimulate the muscles to overcontraction, these mus- cles can be relaxed, eliminat- ing the stiffness and the rigid contractions of these muscles and thereby providing more normal movement. It is a prom- ising area for continued inves- tigation and probable use in selected cases. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York. N.Y. 10019. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on low blood sngar, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Low Blood Sugair" booklet. HAGAR the HORRIBLE-By Dik tee's A SPORTY ITALIAN! AT Tlte SMALL FAMILY. HANPLB AMP PR1CEP TO TME SJMSEP 15 OP SLUMBEELAHD. SLEEP PEEP-YOUILKEEP; SOFT POY.' IT HAS MORE AfcLURETHAN VERY NAME INVOKES REPOSE: A LORELEI CALLTO CUSTOMERSTO FOKGETTHE1R Witt THEIR WJRPENS, STOP IN; PICK OUT ONE OF MY'fePSW POZE OFF ON THE- FORTY! WHAT 170 YOU THINK OFTHE. IPEA? COURSE i CANT SPEAK FOR RALPH is> NAPER.J BLONDIE-By Chic Young THERE'S ATEM CENT ICE CHARSE ON THE CUP ,C YEH, YOU'RE RISHT THE COFFEE IS FREE HEY, YOU MADE A MISTAKE ON MY CHECK.' AND ITS SUPPOSED TO BE FREE BEETLE BAILEY-By Mort Walker LI'L ABNER-By Al Capp IN LAS. APE.S MOME.V IS AS GOOD AS, ANVOHE ELSE'S IP A GUEST CAN PAV FOR HIS ASK. HIS YOU SOME. K1WD OFA BIGOT? M1STAH MANAGER, THAR'S A APE. IN THIS ARCHIE-By Bob Montana YOUR OWN VERONICA'S TOWEL.' LEROY WELL, JUST GET HIM OFF YOUR TOWS-.' YOU HAVE MY I OF s A 4 Hl AND LOIS-By Dik HE MADE THE NEEDLE JUMP TOA BETTER SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal NO, SOMEBODY POISON IW INTO HIS B-WREATH. BUGS BUNNY YOUR HAS BEEN! CHOSEN AS TH6 FDR CEPRIC TO RECEIVE THE I PRESUME THAT FOLLOWING YOU WIU. PROVIPE AMP ;