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FRIDAY, JUNE 16,2006 i DAILY NE B7 FAMILY Cmcis DENNIS THE MENACE ! Bl Klftnt. Irc- Ott by W"S F«h«« wwwlamltydrcua.com "But how can laughter be contagious? It's not a disease, Is It?" BEETLE BAILEY BUT IT, WA3. AN EMER6ENCV,/UOMl IPIPNT HAVE TiME To TAKE 'EM OFF!" *• i COME POWN PROM THERE, BEETLE.' 6-/6 •& ^v^jyN YOU'LL HAVE TO SET HIM UP BEFORE VOUCANSET HIM DOWN GARFIELD HI/ I'M TONISHT'B BIRTHPAV NIGHTMARE.' VOU? VOL) PONT LOOK THAT 3CARV WHAT AR£ 4>OU, ANVWAV? A CARP? I'M A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A NEW HIP WIZARD OF ID THIS MAN'S 90G ATE ' I'M SENTENCING YOU TO COMMUNITY SERVICE BABY BLUES TUB woesr PAPT is TUW NUM SA.VS M£CUTE! ANY $lX:6KnoN? ON UOW / JUST 56 FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE . we'V& ~"l ISHV lH«r KM A ime. TMTfe IHe ,. I POrfT TFllMK I LIKE "WE. — ' """" BLONDIE I WISH /Oil COUL0YE STAVED . A LITTLE LONGER TONIGHT DlLIERT (LET'S USE QUP, PROCESS ! TO FIGURE OUT WHY i PROTECT WOLVERINE FAILED. THERE WAS ONLY ONE REASON: rAAN- AGENENT DISCOURAGES EMPLOYEES FRON VOICING OPINIONS- WANAGEWENT DUTHCOURAGES UTH. BOO HOO! Annie's MaffiKM Dear Annie: We live in a close- knit neighborhood. About 15 years ago, a family with a small child and a preschooler moved in. From the first week they arrived, the mother told us that "Doris," the preschooler, wouldn't live to see her 4th birthday because her heart didn't form correctly. Of course we were concerned and offered to help in any way. We treated Doris as "special." Doris is now 19 years old, and every year of her life, all we've heard is, "Doris will not live six more months, three more months, etc., etc." Her mother made her death seem imminent. If she had a party for Doris, she would invite us and ask us to bring several cooked dishes, plus the meat. (She'd furnish the drinks.) After all, her hands were full caring for her deathly ill child. We recently had a neighborhood cookout, and this family didn't attend, so the rest of us had a chance to discuss some of the stories Doris* mother has shared, and we realized she has told so many versions of misery and distress it's unreal. We feel like we've been taken. What should we do? — The Neighbors Dear Neighbors: Nothing. Doris could very well have been seriously ill at birth and only her mother's care and effort has helped her live this long. And, of course, it's also quite possible that Doris' mother simply craves attention and she's figured out this is a good way to get it. If you had donated money to help with her daughter's medical bills, it could constitute fraud and there would be legal repercussions. Because all you've given her are cooked dishes, she's only taken advantage of your emotions and goodwill. If she mentions her daughter's imminent death again, let it pass, lest she come up with something new to gain your sympathy. Dear Annie: I've been married to a wonderful man for nearly 47 years. "Rich" is kind, witty, responsible and marvelous company. We have traveled widely and have many friends. What could possibly be the problem, you might ask? Rich is the worst slob with food. He prowls around the perfectly clean kitchen late at night, and in the morning, there is a huge mess, with French dressing smeared across the counters, mayonnaise and mustard all over the tiles, and sugar and butter coating the counter. His half- empty soft drink can is on the table. It looks like we had some wild party. When he cooks, he fries most everything, which adds a layer of splattered grease all over the stovetop. If he peels anything, the peelings end up on the floor. I have cajoled, begged, threatened and quietly cleaned up. I have asked him to put newspapers down before he cooks. I even suggested we buy a small motor home so he can use that kitchen. I try not to be angry, but this morning I must have hit my tolerance level. I need some help. — Ventura, Calif. Dear Ventura: You could leave the mess and insist that Rich clean it up, or you could install a lock on the kitchen door and keep him out, but be realistic. He's a great guy. You've been married a long time. He's a slob, but at least he cooks and makes his own midnight snacks without waking you up. No one's perfect. If you can find a way to turn the other cheek to this aggravation, we think you should do it. — Write to Annie's Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL ore-mail annleamallbox@comcast.net REAL IIFE ADVENTURES CLOSE To HOME This year's hot new color: Hairball Brown. With gas at three bucks a gallon, Eva felt that the neighbor kids should pay their share. Daily Sudoku ^«^ife>-!i&5^w*-*iia^,^^v>£--;Hr.*^ 1 3 2 8 9 1 6 2 9 4 3 1 3 5 7 2 6 2 7 5 5 6 8 Level: Intermediate 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. e L Z 9 1. fr g 6 e 9 9 \. 9 6 e z L 8 6 e 9 8 L Z \. f 9 f Z L 6 9 9 8 e 1. 9 1. 8 e z L 6 9 f e 9 6 fr 8 \. L Z 9 Z 8 8 ,1 fr 6 e 9 L \. 6 e L 9 9 f 8 Z L 9 fr Z e 8 9 I. 6 Dr. Paul Donohue HEALTH DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Is it possible to have shingles without having the shingles skin rash? My doctor says I have shingles, but there is nothing on my skin. — L.B. ANSWER: In most cases, shingles causes a skin rash that is on one side of the body. The rash is in a band that sweeps from the back, around the sides and to the front in a slightly downward dip. The band is red, and there are patches of small blisters on it. That's a rough description. In rare cases, I am told, no rash appears, only one-sided pain in a similar band distribution. That's called zoster sine herpete. I must admit I would be hard-pressed to recognize this as shingles. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: On a death certificate, the immediate cause of death was GI bleed. Please explain. — F.B. ANSWER: "GI" stands for "gastrointestinal" — the stomach and intestines. GI bleeding can come from stomach or duodenal ulcers, breaking of blood vessels anywhere in the tract, bleeding veins of the esophagus, diverticula or things like ulcerative colitis. The bleeding has to be brisk to cause death. Who signed the certificate? You can call that person for details. - Write to Paul Oonohue, M,t>., RO. Sox 536475, Orlando, Ft 32653-6476. AXYDLBAAXR K«***i*AW. ' ••i4tft>" -^ ^-*?I r?' - -i •' •'•••• i One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used' for the 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. 6-16 CRYPTOQUOTE NVVL FEIILDAN HVAMDMYM DA HVAHIZCDAN OVS QGHO SI YODAP VW VGEMICXIM ZAL OVS CDYYCI SI YODAP VW YOI VYOIE BIEMVA. — QZEP YSZDA Yesterday's Cryptoquote: SHE WALKED WITH A PROUD, DEFIANT STEP, LIKE A MARTYR TO THE COLISEUM. — HONORE DE BALZAC CROSSWORD 1 Lass 2 Shelley work 3 Story involving monkeys 4 Seeped 5 March Madness org. 6 Poke 7 "West Side Story- song 8 Story involving By THOMAS JOSEPH ACROSS DOWN 1 Were congenial 6 Esau's brother 11 Kind of committee 12 Tickle 13 TV's Gibbons 14 Uncle Miltie 15 Composer Sibelius 17 Looting spree 18Tater 20 River from Pittsburgh 22 Paint buy 23 Blood count? 26 Seeing red 28 Nebula makeup 29 Lets up 31 Opening 32 At any time 33 Hotel features 34 Fabulous ox 36 It has its ups and downs 38 Atlanta school 40 In itself 43 Baggy 44 Raring to go 45 Crooked 49 Dismal, to poets 9 Ibsen's home 10 Sugar source 16 Also not Yesterday's answer 18 Battle 33 One way to play 34 Composer Bartok 35 Novelist Oz 37 Newspaper page 39 Bow wood 41 Posei- souvenir 19 Window section 21 Crones 23 Unit of force a monkey 24 Heavy metal 25 Nile serpents 27 Overturn 30 Take a stab at don's place 42 Lapse NEW CROSSWORD BOOK! Send $4.75 (check/m.o.) to Thomas Joseph Book 1, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, R 32853-6475 6-16 I

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