Dear Sun Spots: Could you please locate a Web site whereby I could purchase posters of an anti-smoking nature. I’d prefer the most alarming visual impact as possible. I want to leave an impression on my son about what he is doing to his body.

Answer:
For some truly graphic photographs you may want to check http://tobacco.health.usyd.edu.au/site/supersite/resources/docs/gallery_effects.htm and click on the picture gallery. Be prepared. The site is quite graphic and ought to leave an impression on your son. As may, http://www.smokinglungs.com/cyber-gallery/index.html.

Also, according to www.http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/smoking_p3.html recent studies have also shown that teen guys who smoke two packs a day could experience erectile dysfunction or impotence by the time they turn 30. And, did you know that 90 percent of adults who smoke started as teens. More than 1,000 people die each day in the United States from smoking-related illnesses.

You may be interested in noting, that the World No Tobacco Day theme for 2003 is tobacco free films tobacco free fashion Action! World No Tobacco Day is celebrated around the world every year on May 31. This year World No Tobacco Day will focus on the role of the fashion and film world in fostering the worldwide tobacco epidemic and urge them to stop being used as vehicles of death and disease. For more information on this check out http://tobacco.who.int/page.cfm?sid=86.

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to find information on the Pal Hop dances that were held at Lewiston City Hall in the 60s. What years did they run? When was the riot that happened there? The night the dance was held (I believe it was a Friday)? Some of the bands that played there? Any and all information will be appreciated. Thanks so much. – No Name, Auburn.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots did find a photo of a group appearing At the Hop in June 1987 in the Lewiston Journal Friday May 22, 1987. They included: The Moondawgs, Terry and the Telstars and the Inkeepers, popular local rock bands from the mid-1960s. Others that were scheduled to appear were the Royal Knights.

Dear Sun Spots: Could you please send me the address for Scott Peterson’s parents, not for hate mail, just a word of encouragement. – No Name, Litchfield.

Answer:
You might want to try contacting Peterson’s parents through his lawyer Mark Geragos, Two California Plaza, 350 South Grand Avenue, 39th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071 * (By appointment only) or by phone at (213) 625-3900 or via e-m ail: [email protected] .

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to know of a veteran’s group that I could donate clothes to that would be used by veterans. Please call Linda at (207) 353-2896. – Linda Jordan, Lisbon.

Dear Sun Spots: Would anyone have six tomato wires they don’t need? Please call (207) 782-0820. – A.A. Moore, Auburn.

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