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Company Will Find That China Pattern For You

FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 1998

“We Replace the Irreplaceable.” So boasts Replacements Ltd., which stocks 47,000 china patterns many out of production for years or even decades. Thanks to computers, the Wall Street Journal reports, Replacements can find every saucer or teapot. Calls to its free number, (800) 737-5223, pour in on 144 phone lines.

The lowdown on falls: With falls a major concern of older men and women, there’s one very simple thing you can do to reduce the risk: Keep frequently used items on lower shelves, says Eszter Boksay, clinical assistant professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.

Education’s the answer: There’s a degree of difference when it comes to who has a telephone answering machine. Of U.S. householders whose educational attainment is high school or less, 68 percent have answering machines, American Demographics magazine reports. That’s compared with 80 percent for those with some college or a college degree, and 85 percent for those who’ve done postgraduate study.


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