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A ring of danger for animals


A ring of danger for animals

Dear Heloise: I visited my sister in Destin, Fla. We saw a SEA GULL, and its neck was caught in a plastic six-pack ring for soft drinks!

My sister got it off the seagull’s neck. It laid on the water’s edge for a day before it recovered.

From that time forward, I always cut the loops on those plastic rings.

— Donna S., Spokane, Wash.

DO all wildlife a lifesaving favor: Snip those plastic rings!

Turtles, ducks, fish, hedgehogs

and more are harmed or killed by them. A second to snip will save a life!

— Heloise

STOVE CLEANING Dear Heloise: I read your column in the (Waterbury, Conn.)Republican-American.

My flattop stove is 15 years old.

I have always kept it clean with a commercial cleaner or baking soda. But there remained some spots that scrubbing would not make go away.

I soaked a paper towel with vinegar, let it sit on the spots awhile, then rinsed with cold water and dried. Amazingly, the spots disappeared!

— Mary Ann in Wolcott, Conn.

Mary Ann, your hint uses one of my all-time favorite products ever! Use to cook, clean, pickle, as a beauty product and even to kill weeds. Plus, it’s cheap and environmentally friendly. That’s why my favorite safe and money-saving vinegar hints are all in one spot: Heloise’s Fantabulous Vinegar Hints and More pamphlet. Visit to order one, or send $3t5 and a long, self-

addressed, stamped (70 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Vinegar,

P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Remove

hard-water spots from a sink faucet by wiping with vinegar, then buff dry. White vinegar is cheaper, too.

— Heloise

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