The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on June 12, 2006 · Page 15
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Hays, Kansas
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Monday, June 12, 2006
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MONDAY, JUNE 12,2006 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS B7 FAMILY Cmcis DENNIS THE MENACE , _ "I need a drink of water, and Barfy needs a breath mint." BEETLE BAILEY WBSHOULPN'T EXPEL THE IMMIGRANTS RIGHT. THEVPO THE WORK AMERICANS "" ''T WANT TO PC GARFIELD I'LL PENCIL VOUIN FORN6XT WEEK WIZARD OF ID IU rrAVE THAT CHICKEN OVER THEIR LEG6 AREN'T ATROPHIEP BABY BLUES Annie's Mailbox JUniYKItTCIICU/IIIUiCYStM Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 67 and have been married for 44 years. When we were younger, she would usually exit the shower in the nude, but for the last 10 years, she has not shown herself to me completely naked. When she takes a shower, she brings her clean underwear into the bathroom and comes out in a bra and panties. When she prepares for bed, she goes into the bathroom with a nightshirt and cdmes out with it already on. When she takes her bra off in the bedroom with me present, she intentionally turns her back so I can't see her. It's not that I want to ogle her body, but when I try to explain how I feel, she gets a little angry and insists she is not hiding from me. But her behavior sure sends me the message that she is. I don't know if she is self-conscious about her body, but I love seeing her regardless. I should add that I have always hated clothes and wear as few as possible most of the time. I remain nude at home unless we have guests or I have to answer the door. My wife accepts this ~ or at least says she does ~ but probably views it as unnatural. How do I deal with this? — Frustrated With Clothes Dear Frustrated: In the last 10 years, your wife's body has undoubtedly shown signs of age that she'd prefer to keep under wraps. And although you say you don't ogle her, you do seem to pay a lot of attention to whether or not she exits the bathroom with clothes on. Here's the important part: How is your sex life? If she simply prefers to walk around clothed, but everything else is OK, leave it alone. Dear Annie: My oldest son has decided to ride a motorcycle. He is in college and will be 21 soon. He has done everything he is supposed to do — bought the bike himself, insured it, took motorcycle driver's ed, passed the test for his license and wears a helmet. It seems he's being a responsible rider, but I know he loves speed, whether on skates, his bicycle, a skateboard, etc. He has always been happiest when blowing down the street with his chin out, hair on fire. Several months ago, he had an accident on the inter- state and was fortunate to walk aMywith only a broken wrist and lots of missing skin (bless you kind folks who stopped to help him). I know he is planning to spend the summer riding here in the evenings after work. We live in a large city. The traffic is scary enough in cars, much less on a motorcycle. I am so overwhelmed by fear and dread that I cannot.face the idea of having him out every night on that death machine. I don't want to tell him not to come over, so how can I control my terror? — Worried Biker's Mom Dear Mom: Your son is only recently living outside your home and your supervision, and naturally, you are worried. But you have obviously given him a solid grounding in responsibility. Please have faith in his ability to keep himself safe, even if his choice of transportation is riskier than you would like. Talk to him about your concerns, take lots of deep breaths, and know that plenty of people ride motorcycles safely. You can find more information through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( at (888)-327-4236 or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation ( — Write to Annie's Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL ore-mail REAL LIFE ADVENTURES CLOSE To HOME GOOD News, 77V<T A/ATtONAL DC&T f-lAS BGEN PAID OFF. OPRAH BOUGHT Next on "Oprah": We give each audience member a country in Europe. Succumbing to pressure from players and fans, the home plate umpire agrees to undergo on-the-spot Laslk eye surgery. Daily Sudoku FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE WHV 00 \W) WAMTA VlfeW , AflTHei? THEM 1UAT 1C v/iii'c7C kl/ir iO/iiua T/9 S ' <*n(n&K, IHtAJ, iHnl If Y'rUKp (Ml/I tWlNf If 8 pi AkllJl ais C-A/MHAI ABOUND TO &H3oy (T?* IJ/-" 1 * no tJ& WELL, IS YOUR LAW FIRM SO1NG ^ TO SPONSOR OUR BOWLING TEAM? YES, 8UT WITH ONE PROVISION ID HAVE A rMTT Level: B glnner To solve a sudoku puzzle, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. Use the numeric clues provided in the boxes. 9 9 fr e L e z 6 t t Z 6 fr 9 g L 8 e 8 e L z \. 6 f 9 g e 9 i. 6 z fr 8 g L 6 L g 9 8 1. e V z z * 8 / g e 6 L 9 fr 6 9 1. e z g z 8 / 8 Z g 6 9 I e f g i. e 8 fr / 9 Z 6 Dr. Paul Donohue HEALTH DiiiilT I DONT BELIEVE IN USINQ BLACKBERRIES. I PREFER THE OLD WAYS. THE ONLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO CQrANUNICATE IS PERSON TO PERSON. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This is my third and next-to-last letter. Don't make me come down there after you. I need your opinion on some lab work. My doctor wants to put me on statins to lower my cholesterol. I feel that with an HDL cholesterol as high as mine, it is not necessary. What do you think? — P.B. ANSWER: Cholesterol experts say that, for now, the focus of cholesterol treatment lies on bad cholesterol — LDL cholesterol, the artery-clogging kind of cholesterol. The LDL cholesterol is best when it is below 100 mg/dL. For people who have heart troubles, like a previous heart attack, it should be 70 or lower. Your LDL cholesterol is 155 — too high. HDL cholesterol is good cholesterol, the kind that prevents heart attacks and strokes. An HDL cholesterol higher than 40 is a beautiful thing. Yours is 92 — a truly beautiful thing. Does your high good cholesterol trump your high bad cholesterol? The answer is no, at least for the present. If all this cholesterol talk and numbers wearies people, it wearies me too. Cholesterol is only one facet of heart health. People with excellent cholesterol readings have heart attacks, and people with bad numbers don't. However, cholesterol is something that is in our power to change, so we ought to do so when we can. If that means taking a hard pill to swallow, we still have to swallow it. - Write to Paul Donahue, M.D., P,Q. Box 536475. Orlando, FL &9J&-6475. AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used 'forthe three L's, X for the two'O'S; etc. Single letters,' apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different. 6-12 CRYPTOQUOTE Y J S A S P L V X S S N L X LBHNN OIY PY JXRSL YX OSZXBS H FJHNS. — WSABHV RAXMSAO Saturday's Cryptoquote: EMERSON ADVISED HIS FELLOW TOWNSMEN TO MANUFACTURE SCHOOLTEACHERS AND MAKE THEM THE BEST IN THE WORLD. — VAN WYCK BROOKS CROSSWORD By THOMAS JOSEPH ACROSS 37 Mint 1 Picket-line containers crasser 5 Staff symbol 10Game with mallets 11 Sports sites 13 TV's Trebek 14 Element of a whole 15 Prom date's gift 17Women's- wear buy 18 Went in 19Cariou of Broadway 20 Play a part 21 Top-rated 22 Factual quality 25 Newsgroup entries 26 Roosters' mates 27 Price add-on 29 Longoria of "Desperate Housewives" 29 Addresses 33 Kitten qry 94 Letter after delta IS Director May 38 Intense fear 39 Falco of "The Sopranos" 40 Brings up 41 Religious group DOWN 1 "The Final Frontier" 2 Two-dot character 3 Wide awake 4 Good stadium spots 5 Gizmo 6 Belief 7 Permit Saturday's answer 8 Makes possible 9 Least biased 12 Biases 16 Vault part 21 Flying toys 22 New York opera house 23 Party participant 24 Ignorant 25 Friends 27 Comes to a point 29 Opera singer 30 Trombone part 31 Bar mixer 32 Start 36 Writer Levin NEW CROSSWORD BOOK! 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