The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on June 20, 2006 · Page 15
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TUESDAY, JUNE 20,2006 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS B7 FAMIlVClRCtt DENNIS THE MENACE 6-20 CHOCK B* Ktmt. Ine DW by King FtMurtt . www.tflmttycircut .com "If you get me my own phone, I promise not to call anyone." BEETLE UILEY fc-20 is YFST&ZPAY BEFORE YOU EVEN KNEW IT WAS NOT 600D. I'VE BEEN SCRUSilNS THIS WINDOW FOR OVER AN HOUR,,, GARFIELD WIZARD OF ID YOUNG AUNIWN THE * KING F0F> A- PAT'CONTEST WHAT HAVE YOU (50T PIANN6I7? CMOi CREAKNU SVNDKATt. INC. *1WX1ttATUM.CQM /ITHOUGHT It? \ START WITH A BABY BLUES BUMNV 6We we TO Nuwseu. OF A •TOWN! FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE MV DAP Cfta6lTA"PgOMg.j " WHAT HAPPENS wHed DON'T TSrvffiSffifcd HkttfflSSB LIKE ooes BLONDIE -so you'o LIKE \ / yes, WITH ^ A CATERED I If CHAMPAGNE, DINNER FOR 7 1 CAVIAR, AND FIFTV? y VTHE WORKS/ THIS \5 A DINNER TO HONOR THE MOST WONDERFUL PERSON ON EARTH/ WOW/ WHO \S THIS INCREDIBLE INDIVIDUAL? PlliEIT 8IAOKIN' 3IIA IVE GOT A NICOTINE ADDICTION, A TINY BLADDER, AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER, 80 TA|.K FA6T BECAUSE I CANT FOCUS FOR IAORE THAN TEN SECONDS- GAA! I HAVE TO LEARN TO GIVE THAT WARNING FASTER!!!! Annie's MalBiox Kunnllntiiu/lltoctiiMi Dear Annie: I'm a 65-year-old widow who's dying of loneliness. I have no friends. I do everything alone. I belong to church groups and a local senior center, yet after these activities, I go home with no one to talk to. I've tried exchanging phone numbers with people, but no one calls. When I see these people later, they claim they are very busy I have gone to singles dances and sat by myself. No one asks me to join their table or dance. I dress nice, have my hair and nails done, and am considered very attractive. It's the same with my four children. Holidays come and go — no phone calls or cards. I'm not a busybody yet my children never have time for me. When I do see them, the first thing I'm asked is why haven't I found a boyfriend yet. All I want is a friend to talk to, have coffee or go to a movie with. So why am I always alone? What can I do about this? — Lonely In New Haven, Conn. Dear Lonely: Developing new friendships is difficult and can require a lot of effort on your part. Don't wait for someone to call. You make the first move and invite them for a specific time and data Don't sit in the corner while others socialize at singles events. Walk over and say, "Do you mind if I join you?" Get on the planning committees of local organizations and social clubs so you are part of an active, involved group. Be interesting to talk to. As for your children, we have no idea why they don't call or write. Ask them — and pay close attention to the answer. You may learn something. Dear Annie: I can't take it anymore. My husband has suffered with allergies the entire 20 years of our married life. He takes over- the-counter drugs occasionally but refuses to go to the doctor. Now he is making a nasal noise I can only describe as a sniff/snort/clearing of the throat. He says blowing his nose does not help and he has to make this noise in order to breathe. If he could only hear himself! I've been tempted to record him, but it would only make him mad. It's reached the point where I don't want to be in the same room with him. He also snores at night I'm convinced a doctor could help him. Maybe if he sees this in your column, he will go.—Snorter's Wife Bear Wife: People who make noises like this truly do not realize how disgusting they sound. To your husband's ear, it's not so bad. Go ahead and tape him — so what if he gets mad? If that doesn't convince him, is there someone else he might listen to, like a parent, child or sibling? You also can ask him to see a doctor about his snoring. It could be a sign of sleep apnea, and possibly dangerous. Dear Annie: This is for all those people like "Frustrated" who are tired of being interrupted. I would like to suggest they try what always works for me. When I can't seem to complete a sentence, I simply look at the person and say politely, "Oh, I'm sorry. Excuse me for speaking while you were interrupting." It's short, succinct and gets the point across with a sense of humor. The majority of people don't even realize they are interrupting and always are apologetic when it's brought to their attention. — C.D. in S.I., N.Y. Dear C.D.: We hope they take it with "a sense of humor." We suspect quite a few people would be apologetic and offended simultaneously. But thanks for the suggestion. — Write to Annie's Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, IL or e-mail annlestnallbox@comcast.net REAL LIFE ADVENTURES CLOSE To HOME TO L€T YOV SO. BVT 2M SVR.E YOU'LL LANS ON TOO, 5V*. AND MAY? SAY, 6VH6N z LAND ON MY YOUK. IS Dally Sudoku 8 8 Level: Beginner 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. L e t- 9 6 z \r g 8 z 6 8 L g I f 9 e 9 g i e f 8 z L 6 e \. g 6 8 z 9 fr Z e L 6 fr Z 9 e I. g fr 9 z \ e s e 6 / g z L 8 9 f 6 e L I fr e z / 6 g 8 9 6 8 9 g \. e L Z fr Dr. Paul Donohue HEALTH DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a soft bulge behind my right knee. It hasn't hurt, but it began to give me some concern, so I saw my doctor. At first, she thought it might be a clot in a leg vein, but it turned out to be a Baker's cyst. She wants me to see an orthopedic doctor. Why? It doesn't bother me. — K.U. ANSWER: A Baker's cyst is a bursa swollen with fluid. Bursas are flat, circular disks interposed between tendons and bones to stop friction when the tendon rubs across the bone. There are five behind-the- knee bursas. When filled with fluid, a bursa can be painful, or it can be symptomless. If the bursa enlarges, it can burst, and that's a memorably painful experience. Your doctor has good reasons for referring you to an orthopedic doctor. One reason is for a complete examination of the knee. Quite often, knee trouble is the source of fluid that seeps into the bursa. Arthritis, torn knee cartilages or other knee Injuries increase the fluid production of the knee Joint, and the fluid makes its way into the bursa. Treatment of the Knee problem treats the Baker's cyst. The orthopedic doctor can drain the fluid out of the buraa and inject a cortisone drug into it to prevent recurrence of fluid. If medicines or injections don't stop fluid recurrence, then the orthopedic doctor can surgically remove the inflamed bursa. — Write to Paul Dwohw, M.D., P.O. Sox 53847$, Orlando, R 32853-6475. AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used Kb'irthe three"L% 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. 6-20 CRYPTOQUOTE MNDYD EF TDZ FMYDTSMN, YDJGFD GV OETA QTA ETFJEYQMEGT ET VYDFN QJJQYDP. — DPPQ Z. ZEPBGK Yesterday's Cryptoquote: MARRIED LIFE AIN'T SO BAD AFTER YOU GET SO YOU CAN EAT THE THINGS YOUR WIFE LIKES. — KIN HUBBARD CROSSWORD By THOMAS ACROSS 1 Color spot 7 Despise 11 Previously 12 Skating jump 13 Off ice ritual 15 No longer bright 16 Frost work 18 Smoker's discard 21 Lounger's attire 22 Warhol creation 24 Pamplona cry 25 Ballpark souvenir 26 Lamb lament 27 Turkey tool 29 You may part with it 30 Film unit 31 Producer's nightmare 32 Pond growth 34 Hit Fox series 40 Assistant 41 Base 42 Elevator part 43 Examined DOWN 1 English channel? JOSEPH 3 Not running 4 Brittle candy 5 Skim milk's • lack 6 Listen to 7 Financially strapped 8 Chopper 9 Assam export lOAntlered animal 14Jazz variety 16 Like icecaps 17 More than pudgy 19 Forbidden 20 Vagabond 21 Hold up Yesterday's answer 22 Golf goal 23 Saloon bill 25Yo-Yo Ma's instrument 28 Pre-show ad 29 Store workers 31 Tale with a moral 33 Tiny flier 34 Knee protector 35 Carnival city 36 Knot- tying words 37 Chow down 38 Brit's brew 39 Young goat NEW CROSSWORD BOOKI Send $4.75 (check/m.o.) to Thomas Joseph Book 2, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 oat £20 4

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