Sue’s Morning Stretch: Tinley Park doesn’t want ’16 & Pregnant’

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Film your show on teen pregnancy elsewhere, Tinley Park’s mayor decides.

  • One of the teens supposedly featured in Season 5 of “16 & Pregnant” is from suburban Tinley Park. The mayor there, Ed Zabrocki, won’t let the show tape on public property and is asking businesses not to let the show tape in their establishments. He said on “Good Morning America” He doesn’t want to glorify teen pregnancy. I see his point, but, I did a column on these types of shows a while back and some who work with teens say that when teens watch these shows and talk about it with adults in their lives (that’s the big key), they are educational and kids delay having sex. These shows are so depressing you’d think it would be an eye-opener for most teens. But I still wish there’d be TV shows on girls who went to college and that experience.
  • Those multivitamins you take religiously every day? Now experts are saying adults should not, according to “Today.” The show’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman said study show vitamins didn’t prevent heart disease or other chronic diseases. And, they could be harmful. How to get your nutrients? Eat good food. Only vitamin recommended for adults was folic acid for pregnant moms.
  • Read this before you buy snazzy shoes for the holidays. Walk away from the stilettos, Dr. Amy Harmening of the Illinois Back Institute told “You & Me This Morning.” Same advice on pointy shoes (unless the pointy part is extended farther than your toes); your toes need room to wiggle. And don’t think ballerinas are the answer; there’s no arch support. Let that heel be 2 inches, max, and look for good arch support.
  • And I wish I could tell you to that the Kentucky Fried Chicken-scented candle that they showed on “Good Morning America” is still around for your gift-buying needs. Alas, it’s sold out already.

— Sue Ontiveros

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