Originally created 07/06/99

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THE RIGHT SHOE:

Are your feet hard to fit? Do you have narrow heels? Wide toes? A new book, How to Find the Shoes You Want, may help.

Author Adeline Rosemire tells you where to find size 1 1/2 and size 20 shoes; where to have a shoe prescription from a podiatrist filled; where to go to get a pair of baby shoes bronzed; how to find exchange services if you need shoes in two sizes; and manufacturers of non-leather shoes.

How to Find the Shoes You Want is available from bookstores, or it can be ordered for $12.95, plus $3 shipping and handling, from Meridian Publishing, P.O. Box 1477, Roswell, NM 88202, or with a major credit card by calling (800) 270-2116.

NO HUMAN INTEREST:

Maybe now you'll finally go back in the water. The great white shark, immortalized in the 1975 movie Jaws as one of the natural world's most ruthlessly efficient predators, actually appears to be a finicky eater with little taste for humans, new research indicates. "They clearly make a decision on what they are going to swallow," said Peter Klimley, a University of California-Davis marine animal behaviorist. "Most surfers, they just spit out."

STEWING ABOUT MARTHA:

Forget all the horrible things on the evening news. In a survey by the Illuminations candle-making company, 51 percent of respondents said they get stressed watching Martha Stewart on television vs. 27 percent who said watching the daily disasters on the nightly news is stressful. Illuminations, of course, suggests lighting a candle for Ms. Stewart or anything else that makes you tense.

TV TONIGHT:

Comedian Hal Sparks replaces John Henson as host of Talk Soup at 10 p.m. on E!

The newsmagazine 48 Hours features "Wild Things," namely a run with the bulls in Spain, a hike into the mouth of a volcano and a sprint with Africa's fastest humans (10 p.m. CBS, WRDW, Channel 12).

MONEY GUIDE:

Getting Financially Organized is a free workbook to help consumers get their financial house in order. It sets out an eight-step plan and includes worksheets to keep track of loans, credit cards, savings, investments, medical expenses and other important records. The workbook, along with other personal-finance brochures, is available from Citibank. Call (800) 669-2635.