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by Abigail Van Buren

Woman Has Second Thoughts About Opposite's Attraction

DEAR ABBY: Regarding your advice to "Hair Splitting": You advised her that a true friend would discreetly tell John that he desperately needs a new hairpiece. Also, since the friend admitted wishing he'd never started wearing a hairpiece, a true friend should suggest that John again consider appearing without the hairpiece.

For many years, in the world of entertainment, we had Yul Brynner and Telly Savalas showing us that "bald is beautiful." Today, there are athletes by the score making the same statement.

John might find that this is the way to go. You may use my name. -- DEREK VAN DEREN, SOUTH BEND, WASH.