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6The Daily Tar HeelFriday, September 24, 1982
Many so-called cures don't really help
1 lme, temperance
Dy BELINDA ROLLINS
Grapefruit. Bathing suit. Chew a little Juicy Fruit.
Wash away the night. Drive-in. You guzzle gin. Com
mit a bunch of mortal sin. It's good for your soul.
.' Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett recommends grapefruit juice and
Juicy Fruit gum. Some people swear by having
Bloody Marys the morning after. Doctors argue that
moderation is the only remedy.
Unfortunately, for those who have already overin
dulged, the only surefire cure for a hangover is
"All cures are pure myth," said Lucie Minuto, a
health educator at the Campus Alcohol Education
She said hangovers are really the body's way of go
ing into withdrawal. They usually last one or two
days. The symptoms vary, depending on the indi
vidual and the amount of alcohol consumed. Most
sufferers feel depressed, and sometimes the depres
sion is accompanied by headaches, nausea, vomiting
and diarrhea. A severe hangover is enough to make
even the most dedicated drinker promise to mend his
Some students feel depressed on Monday and
Tuesday because their bodies are still trying to
recover from an overdose of alcohol.
Minuto said some students start the weekend on
Thursday because they still feel depressed and are
looking for a "pick-me-up." However, this is not
logical because the alcohol they seek is a depressant.
This pattern may explain the greater number of stu
dent absences on Mondays and Fridays at UNC.
Minuto advises students against drinking heavily
on weekends if they have exams on Monday. They,
won't be as alert, she said. Plus, they probably
studied less than they would have if they had not
drunk heavily. .
The headaches occur because alcohol causes dila
tion and irritation of the blood vessels of the brain
and surrounding tissue.
Dr. Seymour Diamond, author of The Headache
Book, said the consumption of fructose, which is
found in tomato juice and honey, will aid the body in
burning the alcohol.
Minuto disagreed; "In order for fructose to help,
it has to be taken intravenously." She said Diamond
may have drawn his conclusions from a study con
ducted to investigate the possible benefits of fructose
Some students believe that aspirin will prevent or
cure a hangover headache. Scott Ball, a senior from
Leesburg, Va., said, "I usually try to sleep it off and
take lots of aspirin the morning after."
But time is about the only healer for a hangover,
Minuto said. If a person has one or two drinks an
hour, he probably won't get sick or have a hangover.
A drink is one ounce of liquor, a glass of wine or a
12-ounce beer. "The liver can only metabolize about
one ounce of alcohol per hour," Minuto said. Any
more than that may cause problems.
omach-related problems also plague many hang
over sufferers. Students also have their own ideas
about preventing them. "All you have to do is quit
drinking an hour before you go to bed and get some
thing to eat," said David Boggs, a sophomore from
Minuto said that eating a meal, especially one that
contains fat, will help slow alcohol absorption. Fe
males tend to have more stomach-related problems
than males because they tend to eat lightly or not at
all on days they plan to drink, in an effort to cut
"Girls who drink on an empty stomach are sub
jecting the stomach lining to a caustic reaction,"
With no medical cures available, many people rely
on home remedies like those printed in The Foxfire
Book, edited by Eliot Wjggintoni "Smear brow with
crushed onions or tie a flour sack around your head.
When you get your hair cut, gather up all the clip
pings. Bury them under a rock and you will never
have a headache." -
The Foxfire Book also lists a way to settle the
stomach: "Place five small flint rocks in a glass4 of
water. Let it sit for a few minutes and drink." These
may not sound like the most sophisticated methods,
but many people who believe in plain living are con
vinced of their effectiveness. i ij
Since there are no medically-accepted cures,for
hangovers, Minuto advised, "If you don't like ydur
hangovers, then don't drink as much."
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Depression, nausea, headache a few signs of hangover
... myths about cures for hangovers have filled volumes
bees 'moving slowly to U.S.; Pprno
From page 1
potential problem for bee industry
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The so-called "killer bees," slowly moving
north to the United States, are every bit as aggressive as they have
been billed and could seriously hurt the American beekeeping in
dustry, say U.S. Agriculture Department scientists.
An extensive study of the aggressive behavior of the bees shows
that they are more prone to attack than normal bees and they do
so in greater numbers; says a report to be" published in Science
magazine. , f - '
The Africanized bee, so named because it descends from a
variety imported from South Africa, were tested against normal
European-derived honey bees during simulated attacks on their
hives. - .'
In tests on large colonies, Africanized bees rose to the attack
more quickly and delivered 8.2 times more stings on leather
targets than other bees, said the researchers.
The report also said the idea that the Africanized bees would
become more docile as they spread north and mated with other
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bees apparently is untrue.
The stinging rate of bees in Venezuela was about three times
higher than those tested earlier in Brazil, where the African bees
were introduced in 1956, said the study. -
Stinging rate is important because of the amount of toxin it in
troduces into the target. While some people die each year from
allergic reactions to a bee sting; most people can survive results of
the small amount of toxin in a few stings.
However, deaths attributed to attacks by Africanized bees
often result from the combined toxin of hundreds of stings, said
one of the researchers. .
The study by Anita M. Collins, Thomas E. Rinderer, John R.
Harbo and Alan B. Bolten involved testing more than 300 bee col
onies in Venezuela and at the USD A Bee Breeding and Stock
Center Laboratory in Baton Rouge, La.
Collins said in a telephone interview that current estimates in
dicate the bees could be in the southwestern U.S. between 1988
From page 1
Because of a proofreading error, a
sentence in "Phi Beta Kappa honors
scholastic achievers," (DTH, Sept. 21), in
correctly stated that a fee for the society
ranged from $49 to $196. The sentence
should read, "Before eligible students can
become members, they must pay a fee that
ranges from $49 to $106." The DTH
regrets the error.
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Several tasks of the study, which should
be completed next February, include pro
jecting revenue requirement increases for
intra-state toll and local services in the
state, discovering distribution effects on
users of present and alternative pricing
policies, establishing economic stability
and quality of service of North Carolina
telephone companies and describing
potential jurisdictional conflicts involving
federal, state and municipal companies.
The $75,000 stuy is funded by the
telephone industry, but the companies will
have no control over its content. "The
telephone companies will simply submit in
formation like everyone else," Wing said.
According to Wing, 18 of the 30
telephone companies statewide have con
tributed money to the administration.
"Everything's in an uproar in the
telephone industry. We want to try to get
some policy sense made of this," she said.
five varied services. For $25 the customer
receives a topless massage, given by the girl
of his choice, lasting 15-20 minutes. For
$30, the parlo offers a nude massage and
shower lasting 20-30 minutes. A customer
can participate in a nude mutual massage
ranging for 25-30 minutes for $40. The
price jumps to $60 for a nude mutual
massage with "breast relief lasting 30-45
minutes. The ultimate massage lasts up to
one hour and includes a nude mutual with
a shower for $65.
An employee of University Massage,
who would identify himself only as Rick,
said the owner refused to grant an inter
view with The Daily Tar Heel.
Detective Lindy Pendergrass of the
Chapel Hill Police Department said en
forcement of the prostitution law with
respect to massage parlors was a "real pro
blem." Police officers cannot participate
in a criminal act and therefore could not
testify in court if they went undercover in
to a massage parlor, he said. The latest ar
rest for prostitution at a local parlor was
made in February 1982 at the Boulevard
Massage. Since that arrest; no ' further
complaints have been received, he said.,
"We should have more stringent or
dinances on those places," Pendergrass
In addition to massage parlors, Chapel
Hill also has its share of pornographic
magazines. Almost every convenience,
grocery, and drug store in town sells
popular adult magazines such as Playboy,
Playgirl, and Penthouse. A few stores sell
"hard core" magazines and sex manuals
many of which are placed on the same shelf
with popular fashion and sports
magazines, within the reach of children.
Parent Teacher Association President
for Chapel Hill High School, Judy
Eastman, said she has not noticed a pro
blem with pornography among students.
"I think they are aware of its existence,
but it doesn't play a major part in their
lives," she said.
A few North Carolina cities, such as
Charlotte, have local ordinances regulating
the display of adult magazines. Covers
depicting nudity or sexual acts must be
wrapped to restrict children from viewing
"However.Hheity doesnot restrict the
sale of them (magazines)," " said Dee ;
Ballard of the Charlotte dty attorney's of
fice. "We did not feel that we could con
stitutionally restrict their sale."
Some business that sell adult magazines
in Chapel Hill place them in display stands
or on a shelf out of the reach of children. .
One store, Sutton's Drug Store on
Franklin Street, reported that adult
magazines were its top sellers. But Sutton's
is very selective about the type of material
they sell, its owner said. : ,
"Some of those magazines I just refuse
to carry," Sutton's owner John Woodard
said. Playboy, Penthouse and Playgirl are.
the only magazines Woodard sells. v
"They are bad enough, but at.least they
are done with. some professionalism," he
Chapel Hill Town Council member Bev
Kawalec said that the culture and character
of the community provides self-regulation
"We are so liberal, so lenient," she said.
"I can't imagine us (the town council)
regulating what people see or read."
The issue of regulating or censoring por- ,
nographic material is a "First Amendment
issue,", said council member Winston
Broadfoot. If the material in the town is
"hard core arid without redeeming 'value,"
Broadfoot said the council should take ac
tion to remove these magazines from, the
reach of children.
From page 1
"A 200 to 250 rating used to be good
enough; about one-third to one-half of
the grants approved wound up being
funded," he said. "But today, a score of
140 to 180 is needed; only about 20-25
percent of the grants approved are fund
ed. A lot of good investigators are finding
that they're not able to get funds now."
Ontjes said it was ironic that the
department has more grant funds than
ever before. With faculty members par
ticipating in six research centers (such as
the Cancer Research Center), the depart
ment's research and training awards from
federal sources and private foundations
totalled more than $6 million, he said.
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This accounts for 25 percent of the de
partment budget, he added.
That sum matches 1982 research
awards to the UNC College of Arts and
Sciences ($6.3 million) and to the School
of Public Health ($6.2 million).
At the Health Services Research
Center, the Robert Wood Johnson Foun
dation funds seven of its 20 current pro
jects. Since most of the center's other
projects are funded by private funds, re
search assistant Tom Ricketts said the
projects haven't been affected yet by
budget cuts. But "health services research
is sort of a political football for some
people," he added.
Funding sources have dried up for
sociology -professor Henry Landsberger,
now in his second year of comparing in
ternational health -policy attitudes. Last
year, his grant funded a research assis
tant, but this year he is on his own.
His grant applications were met with
"repeated 'nos' " from a variety of
public organizations, he said, attributing
it to their perceiv ed political sensitivity of
his research, and the fact that they were
just "out of funds."
"The money is difficult," said James
Gallagher, director of the Frank Porter
Graham Child Development Center.
Their research and training funds in 1982
totalled $1.98 million. "It used to be that
if you were doing quality work, you could
count on getting funds (especially) in the
social sciences," he said.
The funding cuts are going to chase a
lot" of people out of quality research, and
it will be difficult to get them back,"
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