There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven. ~Brigham Young
Question #23167 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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For those "Sick of Yucky Water" ,
In Board Question #22905 post someone asked about the drinking fountains in the JFSB. I'm an early morning custodian in that building and the sanitation engingeer, defender, crusader etc. (bathroom and drinking fountain cleaner) for the first floor. And yes I agree the drinking fountains taste bad sometimes. I think the ones on the first floor are some of the worst, especailly the NE corner. Blah! At work we joke that we don't need iron supplements beacuse of the metallic taste. Anyway I asked around and I couldn't really find a specific answer as to why the yucky water. However I do know ( beacuse of my cleaning experience) that the water fountains always have lots of hard water stains on them (that I have to clean up). So it might just be that, its really a hit or miss situation for finding good tasting water. I found out a few good hints for finding that elusive good drinking fountain water around campus. Some tips for divining tasty water.
1. Age matters - newer buildings will tend to have piping with less sediment build-up (the JFSB doesn't really have this probalem but its good to know).
2. Listen for the hum - the chill of refrigerated fountains tends to make any water taste better.
3. Gravity speaks - though not always the case, often fountains near the ground floor of the building will have a seemingly fresher taste (I've found the ones in the basement to be my personal favs.)
The JFSB drinking water is still a mystery and one I will contemplate every morning as I sanitize the chrome.
-bizzy at work

Question #23094 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear Nike,

This is in reference to Board Question #22945. I went to the Big Band Night and had a blast. I saw a woman in a fancy burgundy skirt with a formalish blak top. She was married, and so I decided it must be you. I went up to her and asked her if she writes for the board and she looked at me like I was crazy and said, "no." So, just out of sheer curiousity, and to make myself feel better about making a fool out of myself in front of my date, where were you at the dance?

- Christine Daae

A: Dear Ms. Daae,

I'm sure sorry I missed you! I'm also sorry some weird lady looked at you funny.

I'm glad you had a good time. I was over on the left of the Ballroom (if you're looking at the stage) and had a pretty good view of the dancing and such, and we danced a few numbers as well. We met some nice people, had some good food and danced until my high-heeled shoes began to eat my feet. Good times!

Nike
Question #23093 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

My Mom's birthday is coming up and I want to get her one of her favorite movies on DVD, Enchanted April. ( Really cool movie bytheway if your into the Miranda Richardson Joan Plowright stuff). Anyway I've been searching online for it and my sources say that its unavailble except for UK/Australian format. What is this kind of format? and can you play this kind of DVD on any kind of DVD player?

- DVD hunter

A: Dear DVD Hunter,

From the product description on Amazon:
Australia released, PAL/Region 4 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada.
I also checked the site to see if it was available on VHS, but I couldn't find anything.

This struck me as rather odd, because my Mom also loves this move and I was certain that she had a copy of it on VHS, at least. So I went sleuthing on ebay. It looks like the movie was originally released on NTSC VHS, then it went out of print and now it's only available on PAL DVD. BUT, if you think it would still be a good present for your mom on VHS, there are currently about 10 copies for sale on ebay, ranging from $3.00 to $39.95, plus shipping.

- Katya

"In my day husbands and beds were very seldom mentioned in the same breath. Husbands were taken seriously, as the only true obstacle to sin."
Question #23092 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Here's some necessary background: I'm a nice guy. I'm an RM. I have a college degree. I have a good job that pays well. I'm good looking. I have many friends that like me. I attend Church regularly. I'm a normal person. And in spite of what I just wrote, I promise you I'm a modest person. I just needed to give you some background.

I'd really like to know why I can't ever get a girl that I like to like me back. That's not an exaggeration, it really has NEVER happened in my entire life. I've taken so many girls out. I'm always the gentleman. Incidentally, I've met several of their mothers, who always just love me. For the most part, these girls are nice to me, they show interest for a while, but then, invariably, they don't give me a chance. Many of these girls have gone on to date (and in some cases, marry) some jerk or loser that doesn't treat them even a tenth as well as I did and would have.

I feel like I'm at my wits end. For a while, I tried really hard to date, to the point that I was just spinning my wheels, doing myself more harm than good. So I backed off and did more of the hanging out thing. That didn't work. Then I did sort of a hybrid of the two. That didn't work. And now, I simply have very little desire to date at all.

All of this has caused me much more pain than I can express here. I'll be honest, 100 Hour Board, I am looking for a life-changing answer. Maybe it's complex or maybe it's simple. I hope it's more than "read your scriptures and pray" (not to diminish the importance of those things). I'm looking for something that will help me and would help any others out there that just read this and said "I can relate."

A: Dear Un-Named Prince Charming,

Dang- your love life sounds as productive as mine, with similar results. This may sound completely stupid and I know that right now you must be at your wit's end... You probably don't need to even do this (so why am I suggesting it, you may wonder) the quick manual to girls is the movie, Hitch. I have yet to meet a woman who says it's not accurate.

Otherwise, *grins* Dude, if I met you, I could let you know what's up, first hand. You may be "too nice" not meaning that you need to be a jerk, but lately I have met guys that come off as self-righteous, not confident enough, cocky, lacking any good degree of ambition, into the Darker side of the force, playful in a "I just got home a month ago and am going crazy" kind of way, looking for girls who are as immature as freshmeat get, or simply looking for someone who will adore them and not be real with them.

This may sound completely non-BYU, but being a gentleman doesn't mean that kissing is a sin and it doesn't mean that holding hands is the Devil's tool. Sure, ask her if you're unsure whether or not to proceed in that direction. A real girl will let you know what's up. Personally, I really don't mind either one, and giving me a hug? Sure. Why not?

For me, I like a guy who can take some time out... if I am really a guy's priority, then he will take time to be around me and see what I'm like. (And yes, of course, I will take time out for him.) If he's too busy for me, I become too busy for him... can't wait around forever.

The Economist in the Art of Love,
Lady Last Line

PS. I hope this doesn't break your heart... maybe you should try asking me out and see if we hit it off? *grins*


A: Dear Anonymous,

You might need to ask yourself some questions before arriving at a plan. Are you in a freshman ward? Are you surrounded by hot girls who want to date for fun for a while? Are you lacking in RM prospects? Is there less time between now and high school prom than college graduation?

Have you considered moving to Salt Lake City, or maybe checking out the Institute activities at the U? Do you have any friends (male or female) in grad school who might introduce you to mature,ambitious young ladies who appreciate a man of your superb qualities?

-all I've got
A: Dear Unnamed-

I'm going to be very direct with you: you are almost certainly doing something wrong. My suspicion is that you come across as too needy, but I can't be certain, since all I've got to work with is four paragraphs. Perhaps you aren't very good at conversation. Maybe you aren't showering/brushing your teeth every day. Maybe you have a bad haircut. Maybe you aren't physically in shape. Perhaps your laugh is annoying. Maybe you have no idea how to match clothing, or you wear the wrong sizes. Maybe you are too serious and could be more fun-loving. I just can't tell, because I don't know you. (However, one or more of these suggestions may still apply; each of them are actual reasons why people I know were unsuccessful in a relationship.)

Your best bet is to talk to someone that will be honest with you. This will be an uncomfortable experience, but I recommend it anyway. Ask them to tell you what you could do better; what you may be doing without noticing that is limiting you. My impression is that you are telling the truth when you say you're a good guy. Therefore, you have some other problem, and someone you know can help. (I would suggest asking the girl that you know well that has the least trouble getting a date.)

It's quite possible that you are right; that some--even most--of the girls that didn't express interest in you would be happier if they did. However, the only things you can change are about your own actions and appearance.

-The Franchise
A: Dear Sig-less,

There are few things in the world I find more attractive than a guy who doesn't seem nice but turns out to be. This may or may not be a healthy tendency on my part, but I'm pretty sure it's more women in the world than just me who've got it, and if you're attracting girls' mothers and not the girls themselves, you might be (as LLL suggests ) a little too nice. Dial it back a little. Exuding niceness isn't a turn-on. Actually being a good, kind, considerate caring person can be very hot, but it needs to be accompanied by subtlety for the full effect.

I, personally, can't go for a guy who won't heckle me, harrass me, tease me, squabble with me, and occasionally just straight-up fight with me. When a guy is nice to me and nice to everyone and just all-around nice, it all ends up feeling a little formulaic and not particularly special; I don't get that twittery you-and-only-you feeling unless we're close enough to be comfortable, and "niceness" isn't often particularly comfortable. Of course I'm just extrapolating from the info you're giving out, but I have to wonder if mothers don't love you for the same reason that daughters don't: you treat them too well. I'm certainly not suggesting you become neglectful, abusive, or unkind, but are you gentlemanly and chivalrous to the point of being bland? Think about those "jerks and losers" who are getting the girls. You can take a lesson from them without dripping on down to their level. Do they make it harder -- and therefore more interesting -- for girls to get them? Are they more relaxed? More confident? How do they flirt?

Niceness does not win women. A carcinogenic exterior with a marshmallowy core wins women. It's why we all love House.

Good luck.

-A. A. Melyngoch

Question #23091 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

When will your RSS feed be up? I want to put it on my Google homepage.

- Anonymous

A: Dear Anonymous,

As far as I can tell, it works fine and can be found at http://theboard.byu.edu/rss/feed.rss.

-Pa Grape
Question #23090 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was studying the Church's involvement in the Civil War, and discovered that Abe Lincoln wasn't too fond of Brigham Young, and visa versa. (http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/pioneers_and_cowboys/thecivilwarinutah.html) So I have been arguing with some of my friends on who would win in a fight, Brigham or Abe? We say that Abe is pretty much a stick, but he has some height...whereas Brigham is a hefty guy. Pretty much, who would win?

-disco stu

A: Dear disco stu-

Brigham. He's a tough guy.

-The Franchise
Question #23089 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I love the 5-hour version of Pride and Prejudice and I was wondering what the deal is with women and inheriting an estate. In the Bennett family, their cousin Mr. Collins would inherit the estate after Mr. Bennett died, due to the fact that the Bennett's didn't have any sons. But Lady Catherine DeBourghs case, her only child, a girl, was mentioned to be the sole heir of Rosings Park. Why were the rich able to pass their estate onto their daughters, but the less wealthy could not?

- I've Watched It More Than 15 Times (that's atleast 75 hours of P&P)

A: Dear I've Watched It,
The Bennett estate in Pride and Prejudice was governed by a now-obsolete element of property law called a fee tail. The history of English property law is complicated, but it arose out of William of Normandy's claim that all the land in England belonged to him. He did this in order to pay his debtors back in land. So all the land belonged to the king, but people could have rights to the use of the land. These rights could be quite complicated, and the "fee tail" was a type of arrangement in which the land use was given to a person and his begotten heirs. The specific fee tail in Pride and Prejudice was a "fee tail male," requiring that the land be passed only through the male heirs, and presenting the Bennett family with a problem when they had all girls. That's why the land went to a male cousin rather than the daughters. The specific legal device used to transfer the real property in the DeBourgh family is not mentioned, but it was clearly not a fee tail male. Most transfer devices did not require a specific gender, so the fact that she was a woman would not have been an issue.

- de novo -
Question #23087 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What happened to :::Latro:::? He didn't even write a Board resignation or anything, but now he's in the "Retired Aliases" section. I miss him. I wish he'd at least give us his last words.

- Tangerine

A: Dear Tangerine,

By the time you read this, Latro's farewell will have posted. I miss him too.

- Katya
Question #23086 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Conditions have to be just right in order for me to sleep. The room must have virtually no light, there must be music in the room, other people must not be sleeping already in the room, and the list gets pretty long. Usually, I'm in conditions that are perfect (my home) but there are times when I'm on vacation or whatnot and it's practically impossible for those things to occur. How can I get my body to adjust to sleeping in a variety of situations? (It doesn't seem to matter how exhausted I am when I'm on vacations or sleeping in a new place, I still can't sleep.)

- Never a good night's rest

A: Dear Restless,

I can relate to your situation! I've always thought I was the pickiest sleeper until now. I can't have any artificial light in the room (sunlight and moonlight are ok, but if the light is on in the hallway I have to stick a towel or sheet through the cracks, and even knowing the light is on outside makes sleeping a struggle), and I have to wear earplugs for the pressure, but I still like to have a slight droning noise in the background. The thing about other people sleeping in the room never bothered me (unless someone is snoring), so I think you've got me beat.

Unfortunately, I've not yet found a great cure to this selective sleeping problem. I, too, have spent many a sleepless night in hotel rooms. I have found, though, that I can adjust after about a week of hotel room stays. The second week of a trip is thus more restful. However, when I come home I feel like I need my old comforts back.

I have tried in the past to pick a night where I can sleep in the next morning (Friday night, for example) and try to take away one comfort for the sake of learning to live without it. I've always given up after a couple hours of not being able to sleep. However, I have found that on rare occasions that I have been so tired that I forgot to take care of one of my set "comforts," and didn't realize that it was missing until the next morning. So, I think the problem may be largely psychological. Somehow you (and I) need to convince yourself that these little quirks aren't necessary.

Ultimately, I've found that the best cure is not to fret about it. If you're traveling and can't sleep, read a book. Learn to be tired for a few days. Trust me, if you're exhausted enough, you'll find yourself falling asleep in the most unpredictable places. It seems when I try too hard to fall asleep, it never happens, but then the rest comes when I'm not even working at it. So, if you can't sleep, don't; if you happen to fall asleep focusing on something else, then be grateful. That's my advice.

Happy dreams!

-Iris
A: Needing Sleep,

I agree with everything that has been said. You also mentioned that no matter how exhausted you were, you never fell asleep. Well, rather than exhaust yourself, you might try regular aerobic exercise (if you don't already). If you start this at home and continue it while on vacation, your body will be tired enough (note: not exhausted, just tired enough) that reading a good book or something will help you fall asleep.

Happy Sleeping
-Motionite, who suffers from the same ailments
Question #23084 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What the most funny movie you have ever seen that is also clean?

- Wants a good laugh

A: Dear Wants to Laugh,

Findet Nemo. Hands down. Although you have to know German to think that its way funny.

Also The Emperor's New Groove is pretty funny in English, but hilarious in German.

I sure hope this helps. Please don't hate me.

-- Brutus
A: Dear wants a good laugh,

I'm a huge fan of Pixar, generally, so I'd recommend any of those movies. I also like old episodes of The Muppet Show and some of the muppet movies -- especially A Muppet Christmas Carol. Oh, and the Wallace and Gromit shorts plus the movies. Those are classic.

- Katya
Question #23083 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

How do they choose the judges on Iron Chef America? Is it possible for me to be selected as a judge even though I'm neither a celebrity nor a professional food critic?

- pippin galadriel moonchild
(who just wants to see an episode being made, really)

A: Dear Pippin,

I can't seem to find any information specifically about Iron Chef America but I can find information about the original Iron Chef, which IC America was modeled after. We could go off of that but unfortunately, the filming of Iron Chef actually ended in September 1999. They continued having television specials until 2002 but since then, no new episodes have been filmed. As you might have guessed, no new shows means no new judges, at least for the original Iron Chef. Sorry. Oh. You mean you still want to know about Iron Chef America? Well ok.

As you said, generally the judges are actors, actresses, and singers with the occasional sports figure. They're mostly picked for their celebrity status (and obvious ability to attract viewers) and other than that, they just like food. There are, however, quite a few judges that are on there because of their experience with food. If you look here there's a list of the judges and a biography for each. You'll notice that many of them are chefs, food columnists, restaurant critics, etc. It appears that all of the judges are by invitation and, unfortunately, not application.

Your best bet for making it on the show somehow would be the "How do you Iron Chef?" contest. No seriously. That's what it's called. Try that though.

By the way, I know this is a tangent, but did you know that there used to be a self-guided tour you could take of the studio in Odaiba, Japan with a few displays and a diorama of the Kitchen Stadium (the kitchen used for taping). I'm not sure the displays are still there though. Even if they are, you wouldn't be able to walk on the actual studio floor since the set has been taken down. Apparently, there's not much to see anyway though since the show is no longer filmed on a weekly basis. Sorry but I thought it was interesting.

Also, you may enjoy these Facts and Figures of the original show.

Did I mention I'm an amazing cook myself? I didn't? Oh, well I am.

- Lavish
Question #23082 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm not getting married (no prospects, at the moment), but being at BYU it's something that I think about from time to time, since a lot of my friends are getting married. And Singles Awareness Day is right around the corner too.

One thing that has really bothered me is the whole idea of buying a diamond ring for whoever that special someone might be. It's not that I don't want to be romantic, but I look at that $1,000 price tag and see something that's small, could get lost or stolen, and worth the equivalent of about 6 months of groceries or the down payment and first couple monthly payments on a car. Since a lot of marriages start with financial difficulty already, it just seems a bit wasteful to me.

Then I also read this article on the internet, which seems to give some more very justifiable reasons for not buying a diamond:
http://www.fguide.org/Bulletin/conflictdiamonds.htm
(To sum up, it talks about the DeBeer's diamond cartel and various human rights and environmental issues associated with their mining)

So, I guess my question is, what's your opinion about getting a diamond ring for your fiancee? What would you do if you didn't want to get a "conflict diamond"? In other words, would you accept an alternative? I'm also kind of curious why the U.S. couldn't somehow place some sort of sanctions on diamonds to get these abuses to stop.

This is especially directed towards the married/engaged members of the board, though I'd like to hear from the rest of you as well.

- Seoman the unromantic

A: Dear Seoman,

I am one of the married Boarders of which you speak. I may sound completely materialistic, but I L-O-V-E my diamond ring. It's exactly the design I wanted and it is incredibly beautiful. I've stopped wearing other rings and most other jewelry because nothing can compete! It was a symbol of Mr. Nike's love and every time I look at it, I remember how much I love him (not that I need the ring to remind me, but it helps!).

Here are some things about buying diamond rings. It is a tradition in America, but that doesn't mean you absolutely must cater to tradition. I have a friend in my ward whose husband gave her a cubic zirconia and she's completely fine with it. I didn't even know it wasn't a diamond until she told me. Secondly, you mentioned that you could lose a ring that expensive. Did you know you can get insurance on diamonds? When Mr. Nike and I went to get our car insurance at AllState, our agent offered us renter's insurance, which also covered any valuables we might own - including my ring. We insured my diamond for $2000, which means if my ring were to get lost, the insurance company would pay up to $2000 to replace it. Lastly, it's an investment that should last a lifetime. Diamonds are solid rocks that can withstand quite a bit of abuse and if you're going to invest in a precious gem, you could do a lot worse than a diamond.

However, I really think it depends on what you and your fiancee (I'm assuming you're male) want. If you both really agree that you don't want a diamond, for heaven's sake, don't buy one and don't worry about what anyone else says. Do what makes you happy. I just wanted you to have some more information so you can make an informed decision.

Nike
A: Dear Practical Seoman,

I'm not engaged but I highly doubt that I would demand a diamond ring for my engagement. The link you provided didn't tell me anything I didn't know already and because of that, I would feel extremely irresponsible partaking in what is but another demonstration of material one-upmanship which Americans gluttonously propagate.

I couldn't do it. I'd rather have a gem or a pearl if anything precious at all. Coveting a ring makes me feel eerily Gollum-esque. My precioussss...

I don't feel unromantic, I mean, I'd like a wedding band. At least that tradition is older than the 20th century DeGreed. My mom only wears a simple wedding band and I have only wanted a marriage like my parents'. Maybe a band is superfluous but I'm OK with that.

-la bamba
A: Dear Unromantic,

I'm with you, actually. The reasons against diamonds, in my opinion--human rights violations, unnecessary cost, unethical cartels, the risk of getting a ring snagged on something--vastly outweight the reasons for diamonds--as far as I can tell, limited only to the joy of having something sparkly on one's finger. Since, for me, this joy is small, I have never felt the slightest desire for a diamond ring (or necklace, or bracelet, or earrings, or anything at all).

Then again, my opinion may be a little biased in this regard, since I don't really want a precious stone at all. Or an engagement ring at all. (Especially since my fiance wouldn't wear one. That's always seemed rather unfair to me.) I'd much prefer to save the money and spend it on something practical; a plain band serves as a symbol and reminder of love just as easily as a diamond. And it would match with everything, and I wouldn't worry so much about losing it and I wouldn't worry about snagging it on stuff.

So rest assured that you can find a girl who doesn't want a diamond, or who could be persuaded not to want a diamond. (We have here direct evidence of at least three: if you're not interested in me or la bamba, A.A. Melyngoch might be available in a few years. See Board Question #12823.) And if that's the case, why would you even think twice about it?

-Petra
Question #23057 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is there any place on campus besides the Twilight Zone where one can purchase a Southwestern Chicken Salad Sandwich on Sprouted Wheat Bread? (BYU Signature Sandwich) They are amazing and delicious. I first had one during Freshman Orientation in the fall when they gave us all lunch one day. I spent all last semester scouring the vending machines and elsewhere for one, and it wasn't until 2 days ago when I finally found it for the first time in the T.Z. Anyway, I hope there's more places to find them.
(The Peanut Butter, Strawberry & Marshmallow sandwich is also good.)
Thanks so much,

- Sandwich Artist

A: Dear Sandwich Artist,

Here is the official word from the BYU Dining Services lady:
They are sold at the Original Creamery (behind DT), in the Bookstore, and through Take Out Services. So, my dear Freshman, use your proximity to the original Creamery as a boon not a bust!

All yours,
Lady Last Line
Question #23009 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What kind of doctor do I need to go see?

I've had a cbc and a metabolic panel blood work come back normal, as well as an MRI. I've seen a ear nose throat specialist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, and an eye doctor. I am,
and have been, dizzy, had headaches, and been
nauseated constantly for three months, the only
change being degree of pain. My Mom and Dad don't really know where to go now, and it would be nice to have another chance to find out whats going on.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

- Sugar N Spice

A: Dear SnS,

I am having a medical transcriptionist friend of mine look over what you told us here. My only other thought would be an OBGyN, since... Um, I don't know what your "history" and I don't mean to accuse you, but have you considered pregnancy? Three months of nausea was my clue-in.

From the non-married and non-"active" that way,
Lady Last Line
A: Dear Sugar and Spice,

I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this. As you know, we aren't doctors, and we always recommend people to see a doctor. This question about which doctor to see may not seem like it, but it falls in the same category as a question like "What kind of medication should I be prescribed?" It is quite the touchy area. Some questions to look at are, "Have any of the physicians I have seen been General Practice or Family Medicine?" "Have the specialists I have seen given me any advice?" "Have I been following that?" If yes, "Has any of it worked?" If yes or no, "Is my physician aware of what I was told to do, and is he aware of what worked somewhat and what didn't?" Physicians can have all the training in the world and a lot of experience, but if the patients aren't communicating things, then something gets overlooked. A lot of times doctors are hesitant to prescribe a treatment or medication or run a test because some of the indicators are missing, when in reality its not that the indicators are missing, but they aren't aware of them because the patients don't say anything about them.

Lots of cancer could be caught earlier if physicians were made aware of the smaller problems that most people ignore and forget to speak with their doctor about, for example. [I am not calling this cancer, it is an example, pure and simple]. When the problem presents itself in more classical terms or more pronounced, then the physician runs the test and finds out enough to be able to piece together a diagnosis.

Make sure you aren't sugar coating the answers to medical history questions. Make sure your Primary care physician is appraised of all your healthcare decisions, such as your visits to a specialist, their advise and your reaction to the treatment or visit. Having a main resource physician who can do a more holistic (in the best sense of the word) view can save a lot of run around. Keep them well informed, and ask questions yourself.

Ranting and Raving,
-ygolohcysP
A: Dear Sugar,

Well, since no one else brought it up, I'll suggest you take a look at a good homeopathic physician. There's only one in Utah registered with the National Center for Homeopathy and that is Dianne Farley Jones, MD. Her office is in Alpine and you can call her at (801)756-9444. If you want to find one elsewhere, use the search feature at http://homeopathic.org/index.html.

Some people may brush off the idea, but I have found in several circumstances that homeopathy is a wonderful alternative to traditional medicine. If you are out of places to turn, you might want to try it.

-Rafe
Question #22955 posted on 02/16/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was just curious as to where I would be able to buy an exotic cat specifically a tiger, cougar or leopard/panther. I have searched online and can't really find any good info. I know that big cats are a big responsibility and cost a lot of money to keep. I would never buy one until I was ready for the obligation in a few years.

- Not Put Off By What Happened To Roy (of Siegfried and Roy)

A: Dear Ambitious,

The only place online I have found is http://www.altpet.net/adoptlink4.shtml.

Good luck with that.

-CGNU Grad