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I A12 • WEDNESDAY • SEPTEMBER 18,2002 • THE HAYS DAILY NEWS FAMILY CIRCUS DENNIS THE MENACE 9-18 O2002 Bl KMITC, Inc. -, OM. by King FMIUTM Synd www.lamllyclrcus.com "Mommy, would a bunch of seahorses be a school or a herd?" BEETLE BAILEY *BOYl IF IONLY KNEWTftSV WHAT I KNOW NOW." HERBIE?THIS 15 ANNABEL SORRY, YOU HAVE THE WRON6 NUMBER ARE YOU SURE? HAVE I EVER LIEPTOYOU 3EFORE? •COM GARFIELD THE ACTION CHANNEL PRESENTS... TH£ APVENTURES OF MARK VENEER... THE WRITERS' CRIME-FIGHTING STRIKE AAIM6.' WIZARD OF ID BABY BLUES ;o. i.'t , -,-- FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE is THAT MV SWEME.P HAVE VOU BEEM SOIIslS APRIL,y0U BORROWED MV I'D LET you WEAR P, VOU<3OTCHERRV !IT Flte ME| -CAW I' WEAR rr? , I FOUND IT IM THE LAUMDRV ROOM I l DON'TWANT MV CLOTH&SI BLONDIE WHERE'S ) ( HE'S TAKING A SHORT THE < X WALK AROUNP THE OWNER ' " v . i HE'S WALKING THE \ V -— : TURTLE GEECH I CWf IAIUP SMOWIU6 400 M GILBERT IN ELBONIA YES, rAV COMPANY IS SO BROKE THAT OUR DRESS CODE IS BARRELS. . . BUT WHAT WE LACK IN FASHION WE r^AKE UP FOR IN. . .UrAtA. . . DID I ALREADY SAY LACK OF FASHION? Annie's Mailbox KATHY MITCHELL/MARCY SUGAR DEAR ANNIE: I recently had a major argument with my wife about her intrusive meddling. "Louise" is a clever person and a respected professional. However, she is also overbearing, judgmental and contemptuous of others. Last week, I had a problem with my boss, and I made the mistake of confiding in Louise. The next thing I knew, she was on the phone, giving my boss an earful about his treatment of me. I was furious and told her so. I feel like a fool at work, and worse, I am no longer comfortable talking to Louise about personal problems. Should I stop sharing things with her, or was I wrong for becoming angry? — Seattle Milquetoast Dear Seattle: Louise was way out of line. Make it clear that interfering with your job is off-limits and you will no longer discuss your work day with her if she doesn't respect your decisions. You might also consider marriage counseling to find out why Louise needs to control you, and why you let her do it DEAR ANNIE: This is in response to the California woman whose children don't get along. I say, if Mom knows the kids don't like one another, she should not force them to "play nice." Every time I tell my father I'd like to visit him, he replies, "I'll invite your sister, and we can have a family reunion." For that reason, I have not seen my father in six years. Whenever my sister and I are in the same room, everyone is stressed-out and miserable. I do not understand why I cannot see him without her. I love my father and want to see him more often. —Older Daughter Dear Daughter: Your father must be heartbroken that his two daughters do not like each other. However, you are right. If the two of you cannot be civil to one another, Dad should invite you over separately Have you considered inviting your father to YOUR home? That might solve the problem. Please think about it. DEAR ANNIE: Tell "Pennsylvania Patty" to encourage her daughter to go to college before she de-. cides to run off with her boyfriend. I married my high school boyfriend at age 19 and never went to collega We are still married 29 years later. Sounds like a success story, doesn't it? Keep reading. My husband recently informed me that we haven't had much of a marriage for the past 15 years. I now realize he was using me to take care of his house and children, and provide extra financial support. Since he found a new career, he doesn't 1 need me anymore. ] If I had opted to finish college, I; now would have the skills to sup-' port myself and would not be| trapped in this marriage. I could ] start a new life without worrying • about where my next meal was coming from. When you are young, ( you cannot judge which men are willing to stay with you through life's journey If I had a career, I could at least afford the trip, whether he stayed or not. —Hawaiian Eyeful Dear Eyeful: No woman should rely on her partner for all of her fu-, ture financial support. You never , know when a marriage will fail, a job will disappear or illness will. strike; A good education is the best, preparation for life's more unpleasant surprises. But please don't throw in the tow- , el. If you have been working for 29 years, you obviously have mar- r ketable, valuable skills, and can sup- , plement your education with night / school. Go for it, honey — Write to Annie's Mailbox, ' c/o Creators Syndicate, ; 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 700, , Los Angeles, CA 90045 or e-mail anntesmaUbox@creators.com • REAL LIFE ADVENTURES CLOSE To HOME cloaetohomeOucomlcs.com 9-J8 EMERGENCY "I'm sorry, but due to overcrowding, fractures are being treated at room 112 of the Shangri-La Motel on Route 5 In Eggertsvllle. ' Dr. Paul Donohue HEALTH DEAR DOCTOR: I had an overactive gland that medicines have now controlled. I am left with protruding eyes. My doctor says not much can be done. Do you know of any treatment?— S.C. An overactive thyroid gland produces innumerable signs that show the body has shifted into overdrive. The heart races; sweat pours off the body in rooms where everyone else feels neither too hot nor too cold; weight vanishes in the face of a gargantuan appetite. Another less-publicized but quite common consequence of a hyperfunctioning thyroid gland is eye protrusion. It goes by the medical name of exophthalmos (X-off- THALE-moss). A gummy substance fills the eye sockets and pushes the eyes forward, creating bulging eyes. In addition, the same gummy material can infiltrate eye muscles and throw the two eyes out of line with each other. The result is double vision. Many hyperthyroid patients have eye involvement that is so small that nothing need be done about it other than to ensure the eyes stay moist with artificial tears. The protrusion eventually subsides. If the protrusion is greater, then cortisone drugs can often shrink the material that fills the eye sockets. In extreme situations, an eye doctor must perform surgery to empty the eye socket of the sticky substance that fills it. Have you seen an eye doctor? If your eyes are causing trouble and if people remark on how your eyes are bulging, an eye doctor ought to be involved in making decisions about the necessity of treatment. Your doctor won't be offended if you consult one. DEAR DOCTOR: My 9-month-old boy has just been released from the hospital after recovering from food poisoning. Doctors say it came from honey. I never fed the baby honey. There is none in my house. Could he have gotten this some other way? — T.B. Forget the guilt. You are not to blame. The botulism germ makes one of the most deadly poisons known to mankind. Adults become victims usually from eating improperly home-canned foods. The temperature never rose high enough to kill the botulism germ. It survived the canning process and secreted its poison into the food. Upon eating the contaminated food, a person begins to feel the effects of the poison within about 12 to 36 hours. The poison paralyzes muscles, and patients must be placed on a ventilator. hi babies, the illness takes a different tack. The baby ingests botulism spores. Spores are the eggs of this germ. In adults, the secretions of the intestinal tract kill spores. A baby's digestive tract does not have that capability. The spore matures into an adult, and the adult produces the poison that eventually leads to muscle paralysis, as it does in adults. In some infant botulism cases, honey has been the source of infection. Honey, therefore, ought not to be given to young babies. However, germ spores are in the soil, and a baby can pick them up while playing on the ground. You are not responsible for your baby's illness. — Write to Paul Donohue, M.D., P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. AXYDLBAAXR ; :.,- ^.* •,-..• -.,• i s L O'N G REJ^ti O W .>'<\i^ o'Jml I' .; ; .;iut One letter stands for another.'In'this sample; A isiused "' for the three L's, X for the two O's, etc. Single le'tters, 1 ' apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different. ) 9-18 CRYPTOQUOTE OLG KGGM'DVJ PK KNDGVWQLDZ • i DQ MDHG OLEO PK FGDVJ 1 APRZMGOGMB KDMMGW CDOL ^ /i NPEQO FGGK. — WN. XPLVQPV Yesterday's Cryptoquote: AMBITION IS LIKE '•* HUNGER; IT OBEYS NO LAW BUT ITS APPETITE. ° — JOSH BILLINGS ; NEED HELP with Cryptoquotes? Call 1-900-420-07001 99* per minute, touch-tone/rotary phones. (18+ only.) A King Features Service, NYC. 01998 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. CROSSWORD By THOMAS JOSEPH ACROSS DOWN 1 Location 5 Earth neighbor 9 Rotates 11 Go for, at an auction 12 Fuming 13 Wear down 14 Fishing aid 15 Former Soviet republic 17 Former Soviet republic 19 Pen l 20 Used a towel 1 Police trap 2 Turned into a thick liquid 3 Clay, for one 4 Blasting stuff 5 Painter Joan 6 Beautiful boy 7 Some sculptures 8 Be furtive 10 Folk's Pete 11 Alpha follower 21 Cart puller 16 Band Yesterday's answer 18 Schism 27 "Twelfth 21 "The King Night" and j" heroine 23 Edmonton team 24 Beach wear 25 Transpor- 22 Refrigerator chemical 24 Belfry dweller 26 Trivial 29 Peach center 30 Former Soviet republic 32 Former Soviet republic 34 Command to Fido 35 Pageant topper 36 African beast 38 Pounds and parsecs 39 Tendon 40 Bowling targets 41 Cacao holders players count 28 Destroyed 29 Accommodate 30 Prejudice 31 Stashes away tation in an 33 They may Ellington be liberal song 37 Roof joint NEW CROSSWORD BOOK! Send $4.50 (check/m.o.) to Thomas Joseph Book 1, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 STUMPED? For answers to today's crossword, call 1-900-226-31681 990 per minute, touchtone/rotary phones. (18+ only.) A King Features service, NYC. 9-18

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